Dream a Little Nightmare achievement in Skylanders Trap Team (Xbox 360)

Dream a Little Nightmare

Complete Story Mode on the Nightmare difficulty setting

Dream a Little Nightmare+0.5
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCooperativeHost OnlyDifficulty SpecificMultiple Playthroughs RequiredExternal Content

How to unlock the Dream a Little Nightmare achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning2,119,697
    08 Oct 2014 09 Oct 2014 13 Oct 2014
    8 0 5
    I'll be honest... the last level is a PitA. Kaos's attacks can kill with one hit, meaning that you'll either need to restart the entire level, or have more figures. (It took me more figures than I care to count.) Be VERY careful when the various lasers/sharks/circles fly at you.

    Edit: I've seen that the Kaos trap is available separately, so the Dark Edition isn't the only place to get it. I would absolutely recommend getting that trap.

    For me (and you may not want to hear this), the key was to have the Kaos trap that originally came with the Dark Edition. Evolved Kaos is a beast, and did almost all of my damage in the final mission. You have to have the special Kaos trap. You can evolve him in the kitchen at the Academy. He works really well if you can press X and put an elemental circle right below Big Kaos, and then spam him with sharks. Over and over and over again.

    Best of luck! toast

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    SashamorningGood call. I have that now, but the Kaos SE wasn't out when I did this. toast
    Posted by Sashamorning on 28 Jul 15 at 19:27
    Sparkz1977Using Kaos; when you hold the X button he starts to cycle through the elemental discs. The first disc is always a 'wild' disc (it could be any elemental), but the next disc is always the magic element and this is the one you want. So, tag in Kaos, hold the X button just for half a second or so to select the magic disc. After that you just need to tap X to lay a disc and completely refill your timer.
    Posted by Sparkz1977 on 26 Feb 17 at 13:54
    raidenhardcoretook me 40 high levelled skylanders and finished him with my final shot without kaos trap, when the lasers start use your skylanders that do not have ranged weapons since at the end its impossible to get close to him with his protective circle
    Posted by raidenhardcore on 11 May 17 at 12:18
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  • UDGuyUDGuy945,479
    28 Oct 2014 28 Oct 2014 28 Oct 2014
    5 0 2
    I'll just post another solution with a few pointers that helped me a lot for the nightmare playthrough including the Kaos battle. I did not have the Kaos trap so these tips are for those others who are in the same boat as me.

    For any of the levels other than Kaos battle I always kept broccoli guy as my villain in the life trap and if my health got low at all and there were no enemies around, I would switch to him, press B to bring up his healing circle and then switch back to my skylander to heal up. Repeat that until fully healed. This would be especially helpful for those who don't have a lot of skylanders to burn through. I ended up using a fully upgraded and level 20 Gearshift for 98% of the game as her 3rd option X attack is pretty deadly where you throw gears, if you choose that upgrade path. I would recommend that.

    For the Kaos battle I burned through 25 skylanders before I realized a sort of trick that worked quite well. Have a trap in the portal as well as any skylander. I used Bomb Shell in my magic trap and I would throw bombs (x button) at Kaos whenever he was standing still. If you don't have the magic trap, use another villain with a ranged attack. When Kaos starts shooting out the circular beams that hurt you, rapid fire the left trigger to switch between your skylander and the trapped villain constantly. You get a second of invincibility each time you come in. You can sometimes even throw a quick bomb and then switch without getting hit. Once the beams are gone, switch to Bomb Shell and throw 3 or more bombs at Kaos. I still ended up killing a few more skylanders but this definitely helped a lot. Switch to your skylander for any breaks where you can't fire at Kaos to charge up your trap. Hope that helps.

    If you want any other tips for this boss battle or any other let me know in the comments.
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    Jelly McSqwizzlDo you have to unlock chaos mode? And do you have to complete the entire game or just khaos?
    Posted by Jelly McSqwizzl on 31 Dec 14 at 16:55
    UDGuyYou unlock Nightmare difficulty by finishing the game on any difficulty. You have to start a new profile save slot to be able to start on Nightmare difficulty. Once you start it, you cannot change the difficulty.
    Posted by UDGuy on 31 Dec 14 at 23:03
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