Pinball FX2 achievements

Pinball FX2

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There are 87 Pinball FX2 achievements (10 without DLC) worth 18,405 (1,770), and 1 challenge

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Rookie Pilot in Pinball FX2

Rookie Pilot97 (10)

Make a turn in the Lone Fighter Mode on the Starfighter Assault table! (Single player only)

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Achievement Guide for Rookie Pilot

XI AlphaMale IX
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XI AlphaMale IX
Achievement won on 09 Jan 15
TA Score for this game: 2,012
Posted on 10 January 15 at 02:27
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Choose the Empire before starting. To do this, press either trigger to swap from Rebels to Empire before the game starts, then press A. If you're at the plunger, you've gone too far. Picking the Empire will allow you to disregard promotions. It also feels a bit easier to shoot down X-wings as opposed to TIE Fighters.

There are three targets you must hit to open the sinkhole. The targets are in the center of the table, slightly to the right, all in a row. You must hit each one to light it. Once all three are lit, you can enter the sinkhole, which is located in the bottom right hand corner of the table.

Now comes the difficult part. You'll be tasked with shooting down ships with the A button, while strafing with the triggers. The controls are pretty terrible, which results in some frustration here. Every time a ship gets by you, you'll lose 1 shield. Lose all 7 shields and you'll lose this mode. If you get past the first set of waves, the first "boss," the second set of waves, the second "boss," and the third set of waves without failing, you'll get the achievement.

You'll need to anticipate where the ships are going to line up in your sights and move left or right accordingly. It's nearly impossible to get all the ships. I found it more difficult to rapidly tap A as opposed to holding A, but the blasters come out much slower when holding A. You'll probably need to keep jamming that button, making it more difficult to strafe effectively. For the bosses, you don't need to do anything but hold A. I'm not even sure you need to do that.

I ended up needing to almost memorize where the fighters would come from, as the pattern does not change. Know where they're coming and you'll have more time to react. Otherwise, you'll probably need to get lucky, and it's hard to be lucky in this mode.

You may upgrade your shields so that you have more than 7 by shooting the right orbit on the playfield before going into the mini-game. However, filling up "upgrade" and cashing in by shooting the center top ramp doesn't always allow you to upgrade your shield. I found this to be more of a waste of time than anything. It's better to just give yourself more chances at the mini-game.

After surviving the third wave, the achievement will unlock. I made this video.
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