Tales Skilled achievement in The Pinball Arcade (Xbox 360)

Tales Skilled

Complete the Standard Goals on Tales of the Arabian Nights®.

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How to unlock the Tales Skilled achievement

  • WilliamPorygonWilliamPorygon41,423
    04 Apr 2012 04 Apr 2012
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    Complete a Super Skill shot

    To do this, you first have to make a regular Skill Shot. At the beginning of each ball the display shows a snake in one of three baskets, corresponding to the three holes at the end of the plunger lane. You need to shoot the ball into the hole that matches the basket with the snake in it. The farthest one is generally the easiest (just plunge as hard as the game will let you.)

    After the skill shot, the ball goes down the ramp to the right flipper. If you make the skill shot, you can then make the Super Skill Shot by immediately shooting the ramp from the right flipper.

    Collect the Jackpot during Genie Multi-ball

    To start Genie Multi-ball, you must hit the genie enough times to light the locks (indicated by green arrows around the loops. Once lit, shoot balls into the loops to lock two of them, then you'll be instructed to hit the Genie to start multi-ball.

    During multi-ball, all you need to do is hit the genie once to collect the jackpot. Additional jackpots can be collected by shooting a ball through the loop from either direction, then hitting the genie again.

    If you lose two balls before getting the jackpot even once, you'll be given 10 seconds to shoot the ball into the bazaar for a rematch. This gives you another two-ball multiball and another chance to get jackpots.

    Score a Fireball Award

    Shooting the ball up the ramp advances you towards the next fireball. After 2-4 times an animation of the genie shooting a fireball is played and a score begins counting down rapidly from a value of 200K-1M. Hit the genie before this reaches zero to collect the points and this goal.

    Capture a ball with a Shooting Star

    You'll almost definitely get this without even trying, but to explain: There are two targets that light the "shooting stars" which catch balls above the inlanes to prevent them from going down the outlanes. The left shooting stars are activated by hitting the target underneath the left loop, and the right shooting stars are activated by hitting the target to the right of the genie. They only stay lit for a limited time, but it's long enough that it's not uncommon to get them without even trying.

    Activate Harem Multi-ball

    When the locks are not lit, Genie multi-ball is not active, and the left tiger loop target is not active, a white arrow will be lit at the left loop. Shooting the ball up the left loop when this is lit gives you a letter in the word HAREM, and collecting all five letters starts the Harem multi-ball mode.
    This is probably the most difficult of the five standard goals. The best advice I can give is to shoot at the left loop often, and practice making that shot. Learning to hold your ball on a flipper is helpful too, so that if the time-limited tiger loop arrow is lit you can just hold the ball on the flipper until it goes back to being for the HAREM letter.

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    Zoku GojiraThe good news for all you Williams Collection vets is, the Harem Multi-ball goal is not glitched like in Farsight's otherwise-excellent adaptation of this classic table in that retail release.

    As someone who has completed the basic goals on this table in both games, I can say it was way, waaaaay easier in Pinball Arcade.
    Posted by Zoku Gojira on 18 Apr 12 at 07:29
    Razorbak86Nice guide. Well done.

    FYI, another way to start Harem Multi-ball is to get 3 Harem Sneak-ins. This is often easier than getting all 5 letters lit. Both times I have obtained this goal (on PHoF:WC and The Pinball Arcade), it has been with 3 Harem Sneak-ins, sometimes via the right loop after ricocheting off one of the jet bumpers.
    Posted by Razorbak86 on 22 Apr 12 at 06:56
    HIGHHANDSThe Harem Multi-Ball was very painfull but in the end i get it:D In a match where i collect 2 Harem Sneak-Ins and 4 leters for Harem with 1 extra ball left i was lucky and get the last letter from the word Harem.Achivment pop up and i was dancing around and up the table.Now i can go for the wizard goals finally...
    Posted by HIGHHANDS on 10 Jul 12 at 12:59
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  • BignFurryBignFurry56,416
    23 May 2012 23 May 2012
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    The Harem Multi-Ball isn't that hard if you remember to shoot the left loop while the white arrow is lit. It will advance a letter in the word HAREM.

    During the tale 'Sinbad and the Rocs', the white arrow stays lit, so this is the best time to get the achievement. Don't shoot the left ramp after hitting the Rocs, and the white arrow will stay lit for you to get the word HAREM.

    Hope this helps!
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