CastleStorm achievements
1,369
(600)

CastleStorm

3.5 from 772 votes

There are a maximum of 46 CastleStorm achievements (30 without DLC) worth 1,369 (600)

15,151 tracked gamers have this game, 358 have completed it (2.36%)

255
(100)
3.6 from 7 votes

Buy now from the Xbox LIVE Store

559 tracked gamers have this dlc pack, 228 have completed it (40.79%)

There are a maximum of 8 achievements worth 255 (100)

There are no reviews | Estimated completion: 4-5 hours

Achievement Details

Megastar in CastleStorm

Megastar37 (10)

This is a rare achievementEarn all the stars of the Viking Elites campaign

  • Unlocked by 213 tracked gamers (38% - TA Ratio = 3.70) 559  

Achievement Guide for Megastar

AuthorSolution
TS Ghost
333,841 (175,865)
TS Ghost
Achievement won on 13 Jan 14
TA Score for this game: 1,369
Posted on 13 January 14 at 04:05, Edited on 26 May 15 at 00:42
This solution has 8 positive votes and 0 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
This Achievement requires you to get 5 stars on every mission. In order to do this, you need to:

get 80% accuracy
beat it on Hard difficulty
complete the Bonus objective

...all in a single run of each mission. You CANNOT go for accuracy on one run, and then complete the special objective on another run.

Most 5-stars can be obtained fairly easily by upgrading certain troops, projectiles, characters, magic, and castle rooms. The gold you earn is shared across all campaigns, so if you need to upgrade...

there are 3 missions you can farm gold:

Kingdom Quest - Frenzy Battle (about 5,000 gold every 15-20 seconds)
Welcome to Vikingland - Frenzy Showdown! (about 6,000 every 15-20 seconds)
(DLC) From Outcast to Savior - Warehouse Demolition (about 10,000 gold every 15-20 seconds)



Okay, with that out of the way, by far, the hardest and most ridiculous mission in this DLC (and possibly the entire game) is Codename Swordfish.

Below is a video provided by Chrono Sinner:



Aiming with the swordfish is incredibly hard, so you will ultimately need practice, (and no spreadsheet in the world can help you with this), but here are a few tips that I found useful:

Fully upgrade your swordfish, and start off by lining up your shots where the enemies spawn. They are moving horizontally, and so are your swordfishes if you double-tap A. In order to line up your shots, rapid-fire your swordfishes and leave your ballista in place. Restart the mission, and your ballista will be set to go. Take out as many as you can like this, and it will help build up your accuracy for later, plus you may get a few headshots here.

At about 30 seconds in (2:30 on the mission timer), Griffins show up. They aren't particularly harmful, but they can block your shots, and are also easy headshots to get, so take them out when they are facing you.

The enemies most likely to get past your initial ballista attack are the short guys with shields, sometimes running. These are the most dangerous to your accuracy and mission, as they are small, hard to hit, and sometimes take 2 or 3 shots to take down. The best place to take them down is close to the castle, as they start heading up the slight incline. As they go up this incline, it will give you a slight advantage in hitting them.

Always double-tap A to take out enemies, and be prepared to fire again if you hit them and they don't go down. And try to keep your thumb on the thumbstick, so you can adjust it up or down slightly if you miss. Removing your thumb means you have to readjust your aim, and that will cost you accuracy.

Horses are fairly easy to hit, and you can use golems to build up, or maintain, your accuracy.

Daeryoon says: "...on the small plateau about halfway down. Aim for them when they are in groups to help with accuracy. And crumbling golems and falling griffins do damage enemies as well. You can use them to take out the running sword guys sometimes to save some potential missed shots."

Tuscani Terror adds: "...the final group on Swordfish (8-9 seconds remaining) has no chance of making it to the castle. If you've met the requirements at that point (pause and check), there's no reason to fire another shot."

As I stated previously, this single mission is incredibly frustrating, and will take you several tries. On many occasion, I found myself failing just one of the objectives, but getting all others, e.g. getting 83% accuracy, but only 29 headshots, or getting 34 headshots and only 76% accuracy.

Keep with it, and I hope this helps.
There are 14 comments relating to this Solution | Please log in to comment on this solution.
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the CastleStorm Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies