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Sold Out!

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How to unlock the Sold Out! achievement

  • AnxsighetyAnxsighety1,322,757
    15 Jun 2014 14 Jun 2014 01 Oct 2014
    6 0 12
    Before you even ask, yes you do have to buy the item for 1,000,001 coins. This will take you quite a bit of time to get to, but I'm here to save the day! Well, not really.

    The absolute easiest way to get this is to get real real good at the lost levels. Once you get it down, you'll be able to start running through it in about 20 minutes and less than 10 lives. Each consecutive time you beat it, the coin value increases to larger amounts, but its going to take time to get there, that's for sure. Note that it does max out at 1001 per coin after run 6 I believe. This works better than anything I tried in Golden Vase and Tower of Nannar.

    A general tip: Never go for a coin that causes you trouble. The life is more valuable (pun intended). Most important tip: As much as I would love to say use who suits your playstyle, don't. Juni is 100% the way to go. Not only can you completely control her double jumps, she can also float, wall slide, and jump off of walls if need be. She will save you endless times. She may take a bit to get used to, but using her I averaged 14:30 per run of Lost Levels. Once you're good enough, the grind will be about eight hours or so with practice (and assuming your Xbox doesn't crash and reset your multiplier, like mine did three times!). On the bright side, it never gets boring.

    Otherwise, if you want a pretty good boost in coins, and think you know the main levels well, you can pick different characters and all the gold skull locations are now gold coins that increase by 100 at a time. I want to say the first one was worth 600 and it went up from there. You can only do this once, however.

    Good Luck

    Note* - You need to collect 15 gold skulls before the store opens.

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    AnxsighetyNo problem!
    Posted by Anxsighety on 03 Oct 14 at 00:11
    wBRYDid you need to buy all the extra life packs also?
    Posted by wBRY on 26 Dec 14 at 03:53
    AnxsighetyNope, just the items... Nothing extra life related.
    Posted by Anxsighety on 26 Dec 14 at 05:15
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  • Jakez123Jakez1231,195,225
    31 Aug 2016 31 Aug 2016 02 Sep 2016
    1 0 0
    Sold Out!
    Purchase every unlockable in Conseil's Duty Free

    I take it you've read the other solutions regarding this achievement, the lost levels are definitely the best place to grind out coins for this achievement.

    The only difference I would suggest is the character you should use, Juni is a decent character, but Curly Brace is better.

    Curly Brace (From Cave Story) is unlocked after you collect all 30 golden skulls (I guess they saved the best till last).

    The argument for using Juni is that she has a extra 1 block jump, and that she can glide (And slide on walls), other than that, she's pretty much the same as any other character, she even has a weakness when it comes to attacking (Can only throw 2 rocks/Have 2 rocks on-screen at once compared to the default 3).

    Why you should use Curly: Curly has the Booster 2.0, for those of you that haven't played Cave Story, the Booster 2.0 allows you to dash up/down/left/right for approximately 4 blocks of length. Simply Jump then hold a direction and hit the jump button again to use the Booster 2.0.

    Apart from the Booster 2.0, Curly can fire her gun AND move at the same time (Unlike pretty much every other character) and can have an unlimited amount of bullets on screen (Although you'll most likely only see 2-3 at once since she fires very fast).

    Furthermore, there are "Advanced techniques" you can use with Curly, when using the Booster 2.0, if you Tap the jump button (i.e to use the Booster 2.0) you'll be able to cover more distance than when you normally hold it down, allowing you to cover 4-7 blocks instead of the usual 4. Combined with her "High Jump", Curly can easily cover ~9 block vertically using this tactic (I.e using a high Jump then tapping the Jump button to boost yourself vertically).

    So for comparison:

    Curly Vs Juni

    +Superior Mobility than Juni
    +Superior vertical/Horizontal distance than Juni
    +Can fire faster and have infinite bullets on screen at once as opposed to 2
    +Can move whilst shooting

    - Can not glide
    - Some bullets shoot slightly diagonal

    As always I save the best for last, With Curly's Booster 2.0, you can easily skip segments in approximately 80% of the levels, so whenever you get near the hard sections/end levels you can just jump all the way to the top of the map and skip the section, that way you can quickly get back to the easier levels at the start of the Lost Levels.

    Just an example:

    But whenever you see a "ceiling", by using your Booster 2.0 (And sometimes you'll have to use the Advanced tactic) you'll easily be able to skip numerous difficult segments to preserve your lives. It's better to save your lives than dying and having to do the Lost levels approximately 5 times to get back to a 1001 per coin value.

  • SangriazSangriaz3,039,075
    02 Oct 2014 02 Oct 2014
    1 1 0
    xSRYANx's solution is spot on. I just wanted to add a video for the Lost Levels using Juni and getting the "safe" coins to give you all an idea of how to do this efficiently. This was not my best run and I died about 3 times, but it should give you a good idea.
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