Go for the Gold achievement in Microsoft Jigsaw (Win 8)

Go for the Gold

Win 8 gold Daily Challenge badges.

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How to unlock the Go for the Gold achievement

  • RadicalSniper99RadicalSniper991,550,740
    25 Jun 2014
    19 1 18
    Just like Minesweeper and Taptiles before it, this Microsoft game has daily challenge achievements. For Gold, you will need 12,000 coins in a month for 8 months (this value has changed in Taptiles previously, but they have been holding at 12,000 for a while now).

    There are 4 difficulties for the games:
    -Easy: 100 coins
    -Medium: 150 coins
    -Hard: 200 coins
    -Expert: 300 coins

    -150 Bonus coins for completing all 3 daily challenges

    In terms of games, there are only 3 variants for the daily challenges:
    -Jigsaw Jammer
    -Bug Catcher
    -Lock Breaker

    The only game that should be real stressful is Jigsaw Jammer. This is because Bug Catcher and Lock Breaker are not timed challenges. Therefore, here are some simple tips for completing them.

    -Take your time. Without a time limit, really focus on ensuring the piece fits where you need it. Use colors and shapes of the ins and outs to make sure the choices work.
    -For Lock Breaker, working towards the edges can greatly help as it reduces the pool of pieces to consider
    -For Bug Catcher, aim to continually shrink the bug's move possibility. Depending on the difficulty, the bug can move in any of the three following patterns:
    1) Up, Down, Left, Right
    2) Diagonals
    3) All 8 directions
    Therefore, the goal should be to push the bug towards a corner of the puzzle and keep working to encapsulate it in that area. Depending on the starting layout, this could mean a different already preset alcove, but the general idea holds.

    For Jigsaw Jammer, there are 2 objectives: Score and Time. Therefore, you need to be quick enough to finish the puzzle, but accurate enough to build chains and thus reach the necessary score. This can be challenging especially if you're unfamiliar with a puzzle and its picture. Practice and multiple attempts can help, but as always focus on the edges and how they line up.

    Remember that if you are struggling, you don't need to complete all challenges to necessarily reach 12,000 coins. You can usually skip a few and still reach the target by the end of month. A good rule to remember is that you should average around 400 coins a day. A day with two easy puzzles and one medium (an easy completion) is already 500 coins so you can use those days to help when there is a hard or expert puzzle you find yourself unable to complete.

    Remember to complete this before the 1st of the next month. You are unable to go back to previous months and complete challenges to earn those badges.

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    Original Dr TI started this game last month (12/14) but only did one challenge. I was able to set the date back to 12/30/14 on my tablet and get the gold medal, but if I set it for 11/30/14, I get an error when I try to go to the daily challenges. As others have stated, I was able to set it to the end of this month and can see all of the challenges.
    Posted by Original Dr T on 04 Jan 15 at 23:48
    Gannon94Date/Time manipulation is still very active for this game. If you are going to do that however one thing is important. If you earn the achievement on a date in the future, it will wait until that date to pop officially, not too sure about the past.

    My recommendation is to leave your last month as the next month of real time so for me it's July, then when it hits the 1st, set the clock forward to the end of the month, leave the 1st as the day to push you over the 12000 threshold, auto set your time/date and you'll earn the achievement in real time.
    Posted by Gannon94 on 13 Jun 15 at 19:42
    VisibleRaptor5It is advised that you hurry and get this done before the Windows 8.1/RT Casual Games shutdown date which is April 5, 2021.
    Posted by VisibleRaptor5 on 19 Jan at 16:12
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  • KaelseKaelse369,529
    09 Jan 2016 30 Dec 2015 02 Jan 2016
    6 1 2
    As of December 2015, I'm able to go back to at least January 2015 by changing the month on my PC; go to Time and Date Settings, uncheck automatic time and date, and pick a date around the 28th of each month, completing enough challenges to get the achievements. Note that challenges are not designed far in advance, so the furthest you can set the clock ahead is about a week.

    I did buy premium for month, both to grab the medals faster, and the game is well-designed and pretty and content should be paid for etc. /sermon

    Not sure if you need the premium to reverse months. Thanks to TG Danny for confirming premium is not required. Sure does speed it up, though.
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    RegeYou don't need premium, I can confirm you can go back and complete the challenges, I don't know if you can go more than a month in the future because I never tried.
    Posted by Rege on 01 Jan 16 at 13:35
    KaelseI used to try with minesweeper,the future limit was about a week
    Posted by Kaelse on 01 Jan 16 at 17:48
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