Treasure Hunter achievement in The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running (Windows)

Treasure Hunter

Collect 8 Treasure Chests in one session

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How to unlock the Treasure Hunter achievement

  • WhatsATopherWhatsATopher799,738
    30 Mar 2013 31 Mar 2013 15 Aug 2013
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    First off, I recommend doing the huge grind and upgrading all the powerups for the Fully Loaded achievement, then grinding even more to buy a metric bucketload of continues before going for the Endless Run achievements (about 60 should be plenty, I ended up using about 20).
    - Sidenote: Grinding the friend challenges was horrendous. Doing it on a laptop, I wish I had thought to set up a macro to grind a story mission beforehand and left that running for a while. For the sake of sanity and social life I'd advise you do.

    Of the Endless Run achievements this is probably the one that will take the longest to get to, and if you're trying for all of them in one run this is the one you should be counting as you go. But given the glitchy nature of this game I would strongly encourage you to split them up (I ended up getting the distance, coins and power-ups first in Alpine Pass, then the rest in Grasslands). Four times I did 30 minute runs getting all the achievement goals, and each time when I died it crashed before triggering any achievements. I guess firing them all off at the same time was too much for this games itty bitty brain.
    (15/08/13) - The game has been updated since I posted this solution and may no longer be as prone to crashing. But I still wouldn't take that chance.

    The levels generate turns and power-ups somewhat randomly - what worked for me may not hold for you.
    From completely unscientific observation I'd say that the Grasslands level is best for the treasure chests, they just seemed to come a little more often than the Canyon, and a hell of a lot more than in Alpine Pass. The achievements only trigger at the end of a run, so once you've counted your 8 chests I'd say die at the next opportunity - you'll likely have the 60 turns and 35 destructible targets for the other achievements, and the longer your run the more chance you give the game to crash.
    Once you've died, don't worry if you don't get a notification of the achievement. As long as it doesn't crash, the achievement badge will be waiting for you when you get back to the main menu.

    (15/08/13) - As Sashamorning points out, the most useful power-up is Ghost Mode. Grasslands seems to be have plenty of them and, if you've leveled Ghost Mode up, you should be able to string together long periods of invincibility.
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    SaltyTONI ran Alpine Pass with 30 continues, and I'm decent but not great at this with the keyboard, and although I easily managed the coins and turns, I was one short on the treasure chests.
    Posted by SaltyTON on 23 May 13 at 16:06
    Senior ChuponWeird. I did the first level with only 2 continues and managed to get 8 treasure chests, but didn't get the turns. I guess I'll have to start counting the turns now...
    Posted by Senior Chupon on 31 May 13 at 22:00
    SaltyTONYou high mate? laugh

    I just ran 124000, and only got 9 treasure chests before my lives ran out. You've never ran anywhere near that!
    Posted by SaltyTON on 02 Jun 13 at 18:38
    Senior ChuponI dunno I just get lucky on these runs sometimes.
    Posted by Senior Chupon on 05 Jun 13 at 21:41
    SashamorningI just got the chests in Grasslands... toast

    Just wanted to say that I got them a LOT sooner than I would have gotten the 35 targets. My run ended right after the 9th chest (I missed one) at 108,626 meters.

    Would mention in your guide that Grasslands is the best for one simple reason: if Ghost Mode is leveled up, there are enough of them that you can string them together for a long run of invincibility. REALLY helped out on this level.

    Posted by Sashamorning on 09 Aug 13 at 12:58
    SashamorningOh, and I liked the metric bucketload comment. laugh What I was doing was getting 2-3 of them before I used a continue. If I didn't get that far, then I just restarted. Saved a lot of continues.

    Now for the Fully Loaded grind...
    Posted by Sashamorning on 09 Aug 13 at 12:59
    olde fortran 77The game is still really buggy. It blew up twice when I was about 150 coins short of 2500, and again at about 1600, but I think it's actually blowing up because of something about those stupid cowboy targets. The only decent thing I can say is they occasionally shower me with coins for no reason, which is good because I'm blowing through continues like crazy and not getting any of the achievements.

    And why isn't there a metric to Imperial converter for us poor Americans?
    Posted by olde fortran 77 on 22 Aug 14 at 02:41
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