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GAMMA Survivor achievement in Astropop

GAMMA Survivor

Reach the 9-minute mark in Survival mode.

GAMMA Survivor-0.4
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How to unlock the GAMMA Survivor achievement

  • IXI FalcoNIXI FalcoN1,372,698
    30 Apr 2012 30 Apr 2012
    12 1 9
    I had to get creative with this one because not only are there no tips or useful information out there for this achievement, but there is a HUGE luck factor to this. Practice and skill will only get you so far because if you get a bad set of bricks it's all over.

    Strategy:

    First, max out Sprocket's supa weapon by completing level 32 in the story mode. She is the best for this because of the 1 min cooldown. The only drawback to her weapon is that it auto targets bricks to destroy with no input from the player, so it may wipe the board completely or barely do anything. Like I said earlier, there's a huge luck factor to this achievement.

    The first 3 mins are easy. All you have to do is set up a nuke brick of any color to be destroyed and blow it at the last possible second before it's game over. The speed of the game is determined by how many bricks are destroyed, so for the beginning phase you want to be destroying as little bricks as possible. This is only effective for the first 3 mins because at the 3 min mark the purple bricks come out and blowing a nuke brick at this point will not clear enough bricks.

    So at the 3 min mark, it's time to go wild. Super charged bricks are the key to victory here because their explosive power will clear out bricks fast. You should be trying to make as big a combo as possible to really wipe the board out. Keep an eye out for any column or row nukes, you'll want to set them off as soon as possible to buy you some time. Always be on the lookout for the star bricks, setting those bricks off will keep the colored bricks super charged. Save your supa weapon for the last possible moment when you have no moves to make. Hopefully it will destroy enough bricks for you to last another minute before you get to use it again.

    Now, here's the creative part to this solution.

    Play the best you can until you get to 8 mins (or as far as you can go). At this point, pause the game and grab a video camera. Point it at the TV and quickly unpause and pause the game again. Playback the video and pause it at the frame where the game is unpaused. You now have a still image of the game board and all the time in the world to plan out the best move! Figure out your best move, making sure to prioritize the tallest column and any star bricks or nuke bricks. Grab the camera again and start recording. Make your move and pause it again. Analyze your next move. Rinse and repeat until you get to 9 mins. By doing this, you're essentially playing the game frame by frame at super human speed.

    On my run, I made it to 7:58 before running out of moves and had to use the supa weapon. For the rest of the game, I used the camera to plan out every move. I made it to 8:58 before completely running out of moves, but the supa weapon came back just in time to push me over 9 mins.

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    HingedMonsterThis is impossible. I managed 8:24 and got overwhelmed. No been able to come close since.
    Posted by HingedMonster on 20 Sep 13 at 14:54
    IXI FalcoNI know it's cliche, but keep trying. If you can break 8 mins you're capable of doing it, just a matter of being in the zone and getting a little lucky. I had over 8 mins dozens of times before getting to 9 mins. I even had an 8:51 once.
    Posted by IXI FalcoN on 20 Sep 13 at 15:00
    RatpoizenJust keep trying lol, no need for the laborious camera stuff. Let the screen fill up (not all the way down, maybe 75% down) and use the colour bombs. Also forget about combos', just keep getting rid of 4 adjacent bricks as fast as possible and concentrate on the sides at all times once you get past 4 or 5 minutes. After that concentrate on the steel bricks and the sides. Use Sprocket maxed out.
    Posted by Ratpoizen on 18 Dec 16 at 21:24
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  • Elite 0f WarElite 0f War329,895
    18 Nov 2009 18 Nov 2009
    9 1 6
    Use a character that already has their Supa Weapon maxed out (by completing level 32 in Story mode). I advise you to use the character Sprocket, her weapon puts 1 minute reloading contrary to those of Vector, Vixx and Turbot which put 1.30 or 2 minutes reloading.
    Destroy as many brick as you can as fast as you can and save your Supa Weapon from getting you out of binds. This is a hard achievement but with skill and luck you will achieve it..

    The Achievement will unlock once reach 9 minutes limite.
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    Saft Und KraftWell i managed 7 minutes once or twice but i had the supaweapon and when i hit Y it didn't go off! Must not have pressed the button hard enough.
    Posted by Saft Und Kraft on 25 Jun 12 at 04:40
    RatpoizenStop whining, it takes a lot of retries! Just like all hard achievements. No one is going to get this first time...or the 50th time. It really annoys me when I read these type of comments. Have you not get any resolve?
    Posted by Ratpoizen on 10 Aug 17 at 20:36
    Elite 0f WarHi, there is no shortcut i'm sorry but it's only practise. Use Rb & Lb if you must go on one side very fast and move some bricks. Use your weapon only when you are in trouble, keep it if you are fine. Use Sprocket and no one else. If you start to panic, pause the game, calm down, and resume. Of course you will not unlock it the first time, i tried many times, until i reach 8:20, 8:30, etc and finally 9 minutes. I wish i could help more man...
    Posted by Elite 0f War on 16 Aug 17 at 15:03
  • Justin SaletnikJustin Saletnik102,372
    16 Jul 2015
    2 0 0
    Take your phone off auto lock and have it in camera mode. After 5 min or so when you start to stall in making moves, take a picture of the screen and quickly pause the game. Keep using your supa weapon as soon as its recharged. Pick the character you want.
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