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Gold Medal Winner achievement in Spider-Man 3

Gold Medal Winner

Get Gold on all trick races.

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How to unlock the Gold Medal Winner achievement

  • Dollar JuniorDollar Junior293,925
    28 Dec 2010 31 May 2013 03 Jun 2013
    24 0 2

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    CrysisWarXX3I got that one years ago when they weren't any videos out there it was a nightmare this game is hard even without those racing achievements, anyway thanks for the guide that will help a lot peoples.
    Posted by CrysisWarXX3 on 21 Jan 20 at 01:14
    British LegendsJust number 39 left! Damn race is driving me nuts.
    Posted by British Legends on 06 Apr 20 at 15:11
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  • TheBlackDragonXTheBlackDragonX454,187
    31 May 2008 04 Jan 2009 24 Apr 2015
    20 2 10
    This achievement is extremely hard to achieve. Unfortunately there is no easy way around this achievement and you cannot do it with the Goblin DLC.

    There are 48 races in total and the breakdown is as follows:

    Easy: Races 1-10
    Medium: Races 11-30
    Hard: Races 31-48

    You unlock the medium races after medaling appxroimately 8 easy races and the hard races unlock after medalling all easy races and medalling approximately 14-18 medium races (This needs clarification, but this is when they unlocked for me on both the red and black suited spiderman).

    These are a handfull of tips I posted on a thread in another forum.

    There is no difference in terms of speed/balance between suits, only combat differences, which is not required for races. So it does not matter which suit you use.

    Many people say always use the mega web zip to go from checkpoint to checkpoint, I find that this can be very inaccurate to get into checkpoints and should only be used when checkpoints are more then 80m away. For checkpoints which are closer together I tapped LT twice to make me web a little faster and more accurately get to into the checkpoint. Start off just trying to gold all the easy races, races 1-7 are really easy, races 8-10 are a little more challenging. These races are simple and only utilise fast web zipping between checkpoints and landing.

    Once you have done these you should have mastered the basics of webbing really fast from checkpoint to checkpoint. Then start work on the medium races, races 11-21 are not that hard to gold with a little practice, races 22-30 are far more challenging in general.

    The medium races bring in more tricks into the races such as: wall running, wall crawling and wall jumping. Races that require wall running here is a neat trick: to keep momentum hold LT and with your fingers hold A and B and move up the wall (I it is much easier to do this with fingers rather than your thumb). As you run up the wall keep hold of LT and B while pushing forward with your left joystick, then let go of the A button. This will cause you to jump up the wall. Once you are back on the wall, hold the A button again and keep repeating. This will not only stop you losing momentum on wall running, but also allow you to wall run much faster. If a wall jump is required press the A button as usual, but then let go of the B just afterwards. This will jump you off the wall and stop you going back onto it.

    Wall crawling is a simple technique. Make sure you press B at the wall first before holding LT. This will put you into a wall crawl, once you are in a wall crawl, hold LT and move ith the joystick to crawl faster. Also jumping by pressing A up the wall allows you to scale buildings even faster (same as wall running).

    Race 24 is really hard, you will have to perfect web zipping through the park without any mistakes, it will take a long time so you will have to be persistent. The hardest medium race is race 28 it was the third to last race I got on gold and was really annoying, to get gold you have to get 45 secs (I once got 45.008, I was not very happy) I would leave this to one of the last races you do. The best tip I can give for this race is when you need to get on top of the buildings really quickly, while doing a normal web swing hold LT to make you go faster and hold A, then when you get near the building let go of A this will make you jump really high in the air to get on top of the building, this will save you about 4 secs of time as you don't have to wall run or wall crawl up the buildings.

    Then you have 18 hard races to do, not much I can do here to give you any help except tell you to practice, a lot. Its best to start with the easier races first and work up to the harder ones. The easier races are definitely race 31, 36, 37 and 48 so try these first and whatever you do leave these races to last 32, 33, 39, 40, 44 and 47. These are by far the hardest races in the game, race 39 was the last race I did and was horrible.

    The hard trick races have two lovely tricks called loops and orbits in some of the races, these are hard to pull off and are really time wasting, it is due to these that make race 39 the hardest race in the game by a long way. The trick to pulling of successful loops and orbits is to web as close as you can to the pole/object that you are required to loop or orbit round. This makes it easier to web to the correct object and reduces the distance of the loop/orbit, because of the shorter web. The shorter the distance that you travel whilst doing the orbit will allow you to get more speed as you release your web from the loop/orbit. Make sure you hold/tap LT whilst performing the loop/orbit to travel round faster.

    Besides that I cant really offer any advice except make sure you have web swing speed 7 ( max swing speed) and make sure you practice and have a shit load of patience. Listen to some relaxing music while trying these, it helps relieve some of the stress.

    Do not attempt this achievement until you have every other achievement. You will need several hours of practice with Spidey to be able to pull these off.

    Stuck on a race? Post in the comments or send me an xbox live message for any specific questions and I will try my best to answer them as soon as possible. Happy swinging.

    TBDX
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    DarkHeart PLIs there a video solution for this in the net?
    Can someone upload videos for the hardest ones?
    Posted by DarkHeart PL on 22 Mar 11 at 18:25
    TheBlackDragonXThere has been no videos I know of. I thought about doing it a while back but they are so damn difficult I couldn't bring myself to do them again. Would have recorded it the first time, but I never expected to actually gold them when I started.
    Posted by TheBlackDragonX on 22 Mar 11 at 23:07
    Holy Murderer5man race 22 iss kicking my ass - i dont see how its possible
    Posted by Holy Murderer5 on 21 Aug 11 at 13:49
  • BUGAJ75 RETURNSBUGAJ75 RETURNS219,277
    21 Jul 2010 23 Jul 2010 06 Aug 2010
    15 0 17
    If you really want to do these races then my advice to you from personal experience is to first do all the mary jane thrill rides there are three of them. After doing all three you will unlock webswing 7 a passive ability which will let you webswing faster and is crucial for the races.

    You must learn and master all of the controls and learn how the camera works and readjusts itself. The main moves you will need to master are webzip boosting and and webswinging. To webzip press right trigger now to webzip boost press left trigger right after right trigger this is the fastest way to get from point a to point b but it is not going to be used in every situation.

    Some times you will need to brake when webziping and webzip
    boosting this takes time to master but will come with time the races teach you how to control your distances. Webswinging and webswing boosting is very important to master press and hold right trigger to begin your swing and then press left trigger and various points in your swing to get different results.

    Example to quickly desend immediatly webswing boost when you begin your swing and let go this will drop you like a rock. Boost at the top of your swing to gain height,if you need even more height start holding a as soon as you go into your swing and webswing boost at the top and let go of a and you will soar into the sky,lastly to shoot forward quickly webswing boost in the middle of your swing no a button.

    Wall running and wall run jumping is the hardest thing to learn and will take time to get used to. The biggest thing is to stop your momentem by pressing a and then hold left trigger and b and hold towards wall to start wall running. The camera will go insane if you mess with spiderman to much during wall running so this takes time to get used to.

    Wall run jumping is the hardest checkpoints besides loops and orbits to trigger (more on that later) you must start your wall run and then start spamming the a button while within the checkpoint so fustrating to get this sometimes again practice practice practice.

    Loops are a nightmare they require you to attach your web within the checkpoint and loop vertically as straight as possible then launching yourself from the loop into the next general direction of the next checkpoint.Absolutly critical for race 39 and 47. Gold wont happen unless you master the loops or get luckly with a insane run.

    Orbits are hard as well but not as picky as the loops you have to get used to the camera catching up with you as you go around this things again no advice except practice you will see these on race 39 for the first time.

    The reason people find these races scary is because there are no real videos on the net yet and the paths the developers want you to take isnt always clear therefore people just quit because they dont know how to do them. There is a set path to take and moves to do that make the races possible. You must memorize the path first then you will start knocking your times down then it comes down to executing as perfectly as possible.

    More tips which are critcal to success. When wall running you will lose speed eventually when this happens start pressing the a button while wall running this will make you go at top speed critical for some races. Charge wall jumping you will need this to gold race 15 i think its 15. You will hold a from a webcrawl and not press anything else you will shoot in the opposite direction quickly. It takes time to learn how the camera auto adjusts and is really important to learn how to deal with.

    You must always make mini adjustments to spiderman as you are moving through the air example you do a webzip boost and you will notice that you will pull in one direction or the other you must contantly readjust while moving in the air again practice.Always jump after webziping or boosting if you need to get somewhere fast again this all depends and the situation.


    People debate which suit to use i think the red suit is the best for the races as its more stable that the black i have heard. For races like 33 which you must be extremely accurate this is important.

    If you need help with a particular race let me know and i will try to help although everything i learned i learned from the best spiderman 3 player in the world which im not sure if he wants his name mentioned or not so i wont so but might edit later if he doesnt mind. Videos might be made in the future. Dont give up and persist and you will do these races try to go in order and dont stop its nice to unlock all three acheivements in one go like i did dont move to the next race till you gold the previous one.

    Good luck again this achievement isnt impossible just very hard.
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    EarthboundXWait, Webswing 7?

    How come I only have 5, even though I've done all the missions?
    Posted by EarthboundX on 18 Apr 14 at 06:25
    EarthboundXOh wait, looks like I have 6 now, how do I get 7?
    Posted by EarthboundX on 18 Apr 14 at 06:27
    EarthboundXOK, seems I have to just keep doing the races, and that will level up my speed.

    Guess I'll have to come back to some races.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 18 Apr 14 at 06:27
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