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Sore Thumb Award

Successfully complete 5 laps in an endurance game on Hard.

Sore Thumb Award-0.3
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How to unlock the Sore Thumb Award achievement

  • Button MasherButton Masher177,957
    27 Oct 2008 01 Mar 2009 12 Aug 2015
    45 0 4
    This one will take quite a lot of practice

    I recommend playing all the songs on hard in the practice mode, until you find one which you are the most comfortable with.

    After that go on single player mode and try and complete the song without dying.

    When you think you have learnt all of the notes and the timing then go on endurance mode.

    Keep on practising because when you get to the 5th lap the song gets insanely fast. So make sure you know the song very well.

    Also don't use multiplier, it will waste all of the meter you have built up

    None of the songs are easy but i found Hall of Mountain Dude to be the easiest.

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    QuarantaneI got this a bit ago and took me quite a lot of retries. I don't know how many times I died during the fourth, or even the fifth lap before I finally did it, think I got it on Smooth Operetta.
    Posted by Quarantane on 27 Jan 11 at 20:42
    valtobeai got this , when there are a lot of notes of different colour , i didnt try to hit them because its easy you miss the note.
    But whwn there is a moment with notes of same colour , you can try because it sure that u hit someone
    Posted by valtobea on 09 Sep 12 at 10:36
    ReaboThanks helped loads!
    Posted by Reabo on 30 May 15 at 12:29
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  • LausDominiLausDomini1,442,565
    04 Apr 2009 21 Jul 2009
    29 2 0
    First song - Smooth Operetta
    When there is a section of the song that is tripping you up on the 4th or 5th lap, it is much better to skip notes than it is to miss the notes.

    I found myself continually failing around the same spot on lap 5 and then as soon as I sat there and did nothing, I still had some health left after that section and made it to lap 6.
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    Successfully complete 5 laps in an endurance game on Hard - 30G

    If you have the DLC I suggest you attempt this on Sting of the Bumblebee, you can miss many beats and still keep the multiplier. There are stretches of Blue, Blue, Yellow, Yellow and you can totally ignore the Red & Green during these parts and still maintain the multiplier bar. Then it leads into Yellow, Green, Red and you can ignore the Blue and then it alternates to Green, Yellow, Red.

    Once you get this pattern down you can easily make it to Lap 5 consistently. Then it is just a matter of not missing any beats because that is where you will lose the multiplier. If you try to hit all the beats you will surely fail, it's all about picking which beats are the easiest to land and go from there. I did this in about 1 & 1/2 hours and you need to get to ~ 9:30 to reach Lap 6.
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    DwaggieniteI positive voted this, instead of the others, because this is the one that got me the achievement. Me and a friend shared the controller, where I used UP and LEFT on the D-Pad, where he did B & A on the letter buttons. We managed to do this song on our second attempt. It was much easier doing it with a friend.

    Thanks a lot for the solution and advice for doing Sting of the Bumblebee.
    Posted by Dwaggienite on 14 Sep 11 at 22:06
    eohjayThanks for leaving that comment, TSG Dwaggie. I was able to get the achievement by having my wife help me and man two of the buttons. It still took some practice, but it was much easier than I expected.
    Posted by eohjay on 09 Feb 14 at 18:52
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