I Have the Power! achievement in A.R.E.S.

I Have the Power!

Collect all Upgrade chips

I Have the Power!0
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How to unlock the I Have the Power! achievement

  • DigiLuigiDigiLuigi368,431
    04 Jan 2014 07 Jan 2014 10 Jan 2014
    2 0 0
    This achievement is for collecting all upgrade chips in the game as either Ares or Tarus. Multiple runs are needed on most levels in order to aquire all upgrades, as you don't have all necessary abilities/upgrades yet on your first playthrough. Upgrade chips are fairly easy to find, especially since you can check level select to see in which levels you are still missing upgrades. Nevertheless, a missing collectable you can't find is very frustrating and a guide might comfort some gamers enough to purchase the game.

    This guide was originally written for while playing as Ares. Since Tarus as different abilities, he can get some collectables before Ares would be able to obtain them. Concerning upgrade chips, the only difference is that Tarus can get the Fusion Form upgrade on stage 7 without having to replay stage 1 first.

    Below is a list of weapons and abilities with the location for each tier. For a more specific location of the upgrade chips, please refer to my collectable guide found in the "Bookworm" achievement guide for collecting all data cubes.
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    Tech Upgrades

    Weapons
    Zytron Blaster
    Tier 1: Available from the start.
    Tier 2: Stage 2
    Tier 3: Stage 4
    Laser Reactor
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the mid-boss in Stage 2.
    Tier 2: Stage 3
    Tier 3: Stage 1 (Not obtainable on the first playthrough)
    Wave Emitter
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the Stage 4 boss.
    Tier 2: Stage 5
    Tier 3: Stage 6
    Photon Launcher
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the Stage 6 boss.
    Tier 2: Stage 7
    Tier 3: Stage 6 (Not obtainable on the first playthrough)

    Abilities
    Solar Strike/Power Infusion
    Tier 1: Available from the start.
    Tier 2: Stage 4
    Tier 3: Obtained after defeating the Stage 5 boss.
    Repair
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the mid-boss in Stage 1.
    Tier 2: Stage 3
    Tier 3: Stage 1 (Not obtainable on the first playthrough)
    Blazing Fist/Bombard
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the Stage 1 boss.
    Tier 2: Stage 2
    Tier 3: Obtained after defeating the mid-boss in Stage 6.
    Plasma Shock/Lock Down
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the Stage 3 boss.
    Tier 2: Stage 4
    Tier 3: Obtained after defeating the mid-boss in Stage 5.

    Armor
    Dash/Roll
    Tier 1: Available from the start.
    Tier 2: Stage 2
    Tier 3: Stage 6
    Air Boost/Hover Boost
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the Stage 2 boss.
    Tier 2: Stage 3
    Tier 3: Stage 5 (Not obtainable on the first playthrough)
    Extra Protection
    Tier 1: Obtained after defeating the mid-boss in Stage 3.
    Tier 2: Stage 5
    Tier 3: Stage 7
    Prototype Suit/Fusion Form
    Tier 1: Obtained shortly after defeating the mid-boss in Stage 4.
    Tier 2: Stage 1 (Not obtainable on the first playthrough)
    Tier 3: Stage 7 (Not obtainable on the first playthrough (Ares))

    *Tier 2&3 are interchangable in most cases but I list them here in the order you can find them in when playing through the game twice from start to finish.
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  • DROGTURISTDROGTURIST326,130
    08 Jan 2014 06 Jan 2014 06 Jan 2014
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    This achievement is for finding and collecting all the upgrade chips, of which there are three in each level. You do not have to find them all with both characters for this achievement! I just found them all with Ares.

    Unfortunately, I did not write down where they all are, but they're not very well hidden at all. Here's some of the game's usual tricks and hiding spots:

    - There's a hole in the ceiling in a room in level 1, barely visible. It's one of those low-ceiling, long corridor room with crates scattered throughout. Can't remember if it had an upgrade or a data disk in it, though.
    - Pretty much the most common and easy-to-find hiding spot is to head "backwards" in large rooms. For example, you might enter a room that's shaped like a large square and you enter it in the top left. The top right has no exit and bottom right and bottom left both have exits. The upgrade is, pretty obviously, in the exit to the left. The game does this like 50 times.
    - Purple blocks can be destroyed by the Photon Launcher and DO contain stuff!
    - There are a few variations on the "jump and use blazing fist" solution. If you see an item in a square-shaped room that you can only access through a dash corridor in the middle of the wall, too high for you to use, the solution is to jump and press Y while aiming at the little corridor. It'll blow up the box in there and the item will drop on the conveyor belt and come to you.
    - You can quit out when you find the chip you needed!

    I think that's pretty much it for the various ways they "hide" the upgrades - i.e. they're not very hidden at all. Will update solution if someone makes or finds a guide.
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