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Speedroller Trainee in Switchball

Speedroller Trainee37 (10)

This is a rare achievementCollect 12 Silver Medals

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Dat Boi Treezy
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Dat Boi Treezy
Achievement won on 14 Jan 10
TA Score for this game: 749
Posted on 04 November 10 at 23:02
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To unlock this achievement you need to Collect 12 Silver Medals which are acquired by beating certain times in each level. In this guide i will cover the first 12 levels you play, 6 from Sky World and 6 from Ice World, these times are Gold Medal times but stack on top of the Silver Medals.

Sky World

You should be able to finish this world with Gold Medals on all levels without much video guidance really. But i will include the videos and any tips i can give just in case

Level 1: Gold Medal time: 0.39

There shouldn't be any problems here really, easy level and the only part you can lose a few seconds on is if you mess up pushing the boxes.

Level 2: Gold Medal time: 1.24

At 1.59 be sure to take the shortcut just after you roll over the cloth with the marble ball, line your camera up so you see if you are inline and then just slowly roll of the ledge. Also this a hidden path which will give you 1/3 towards
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The Gold time for this includes taking the hidden path so the only part that can really slow you down is lining up to drop off the ledge to use the hidden path, so be careful!

Level 3: Gold Medal time: 1.11

Exactly the for both versions but its a pretty simple level.

Level 4: Gold Medal time: 1.33

At 5.05 there is a hidden path you can use but it doesnt save you that much time. Instead of rolling through the cloth with the metal ball, roll back along the path and break through the loose planks and land on the rails and carry on to the end.

Level 5: Gold Medal time: 1.34

Easy level but there are no hidden paths or shortcuts, just comes down to how smooth you roll. PC and Arcade version are the same for this level.

Level 6: Gold Medal time: 1.32

At 8.20 in the video you will see that he uses a barrel to keep the platform tilted, but for us there is no barrel to be seen! So transform into the Metal ball and push the wooden boxes underneathe the platform making sure you keep one of the boxes on top of the rest otherwise there wont be enough height to roll over the platform and make it to the otherside. Once you make it over carry on over the wobbly platforms to the finish.

Ice World

Level 1: Gold Medal time: 1.45

Straight away the level is different for us so you cant use the video until 0.36. For the Arcade version simply transform into the Metal ball straight away and follow the path until you come to 3 Metal boxes blocking the path. Push either the left or right one of of the ledge so there is room for the Airball to roll through, which is what you then need to go back for using the narrow path that branches off to the left and once transformed roll back up past the Metal boxes and through the checkpoint.

At 1.02 he skips transforming into the Air ball and somehow manages to roll across the rail and make it to the other side, very impressive! This can be pretty tough to pull off but it does save you about a little a bit of time. This shortcut is not needed to make the time for the Gold Medal.

Level 2: Gold Medal time: 1.52

Another slight difference at 2.00 is that instead of a row of 4 metal boxes like in the video, we get an extra row of 4 stacked on top of the others. Doesnt really make much difference and you still need to push the boxes slightly so that they are sucked into the magnet and you can roll through. But more than likely it will take a little bit extra pushing to get the metal boxes within range of the magnet.

At 2.17 you cant take the same path using the Air vent because for the Arcade version there is a small rail ramp you have to climb, which you cant do because there is not enough room to squeeze through. Instead you still need to switch on this Air vent and then transform into the Airball, hit the next switch to turn off the second fan and then roll through the rail structure. Once you hit the next checkpoint you will be back in line with the video.

Level 3: Gold Medal time: 1.52

At 4.11 there is a shortcut you can use. Instead of taking the long way round which is to use the path rolling past 3 fans, go straight towards the 2 fans that are halfway into the path and roll into the blades. This causes the blades to stop for a second and gives you plenty of time to roll on through, very easy to pull off. You wont have the checkpoint to fall back on but if you were to fail at anytime you should restart the level, simply because you will waste to much time retrying from a checkpoint to begin with.

Level 4: Gold Medal time: 2.57

At 2.22 we can use the same shortcut by inflating the Air ball on the second inflation pad and simply floating all the way to the same path in the video. Then from here you have a nice easy path to the finish!

Level 5: Gold Medal time: 3.08

At 3.24 the PC version has a different part to go through as you will see, just 2 cloth paths to roll over. But for the arcade version you can either: Carry on rolling with the Air ball and roll into the blades of the fan, can be tricky to do but it can work. This gives you a small amount of time to roll past and carry on to the next checkpoint bringing you back in line with the video.


Simply transform into the Marble ball and roll pass the fan without much trouble and continue on to the next checkpoint after the vents.

At 5.00 there is a shortcut you can use which saves a ton of time, even if you take your time to do it! (Well, not too much time obviously) Sometimes i couldnt get this work the same way its done in the video, but you can still roll over the rails if you fall into the middle section of the rails. I fell in between the 2nd and 3rd metal boxes and could still manage to roll awkwardly past the 3rd box.

Level 6: Gold Medal time: 2.47

At 7.18 you will see for the PC version that there are 3 fans and for the Arcade only the 1. So this makes the shortcut he uses impossible for us to do. Instead you will need to use the inflation pad to float across to the platform with the Metal Ball transformer on, using the metal ball you then need to knock out enough large boxes so that 1 or 2 are still there that you can use to roll onto to the platform. But once you transform back to the Air ball and use the inflation pad, make sure you float to the left or right of the wind direction and you will have enough time to land on the large box that should still be there.

If you cant manage to pull this off then the other option is to use the Metal ball to push the large box next to the Air Ball transformer into the fan so that it stops blowing for when you float in its direction.

(Credit to Omgarrett for the videos)
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