Kinect Sports Gems: Penalty Saver achievements

Kinect Sports Gems: Penalty Saver

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There are 10 Kinect Sports Gems: Penalty Saver achievements worth 65 (50)

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Championship Defender in Kinect Sports Gems: Penalty Saver

Championship Defender8 (5)

Reach level 9 (or observe another player doing so) to gain the rank of Championship Defender.

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Achievement Guide for Championship Defender

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Achievement won on 29 Apr 13
TA Score for this game: 65
Posted on 29 April 13 at 17:11, Edited on 30 April 13 at 05:37
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All you need is just to use the technique as described in
Kinect SportsLotus Park ChampionThe Lotus Park Champion achievement in Kinect Sports worth 30 pointsWin a match in Football (Champion difficulty)

solution by litepink:
Use your controller and hit the "Y" button as soon as the goal point is shown ("pausing" the game) then having moved your body in the proper location and taken the proper pose press "B" button and get the goalkeeper save scored. Complete tasks: one-handed saves, head-feet-head sequence of saves etc. Go on and become Championship Defender and World Cup Winner then.
Credit goes to litepink.
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330,832 (161,285)
Achievement won on 24 Mar 13
TA Score for this game: 65
Posted on 12 August 13 at 07:16
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This Kinect Sports Gem is identical to one of the minigames in Kinect Sports. You play as a goalkeeper and try to save as many shots as you can.

As with all Kinect Sports Gems, gaining levels is not based on gaining experience or burning calories. To gain levels, you must complete challenges.

For this achievement, you will need to obtain 82 stars by completing challenges. Most of the challenges will come naturally, but some do require a change in gameplay.

Game Tips

Stance/Technique - Your general stance should be on your feet with your arms out slightly to your left and right. This will allow you to save each shot easily, and should give you enough time to focus the saves based on certain body parts, providing the challenges require this. You may wish to stand with your legs slightly wider so the lower shots are easier to save.

Scoring and extra lives - Each shot saved is worth one point. An extra life is gained with every 20 points earned. The shots at the start of the game are relatively easy, so it should be easy to acquire a decent amount of lives before the game gets tough.

Xbox Guide Button - The following method was suggested by Cnacu6o, whom recommends using the Xbox Guide Button to pause the game with each shot. This will allow you to see where the next show is going to be. Move to a position where you can save the next shot, and then unpause the game. You can also do this to set up the more difficult challenges. Personally, I found that this method would slow down gameplay too much, but some gamers may find it useful.


I won't include detailed information on challenges here. See the World Cup Winner solution for detailed tips on the more difficult challenges. Other than that, should you need tips for any other specific challenges, please ask for them in the comments section. Alternatively, I have created a walkthrough on TrueAchievements, which has tips for all challenges in the game:

Kinect Sports Gems: Penalty Saver Walkthrough


If you enter Settings, there is an option to 'Clear Missions'. DO NOT USE THIS OPTION! It will clear your challenges and ALL of your progress, so you will have to start all over, from Level 0.

Please either comment below or send me a Personal Message if you have any comments or improvements.
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