YouTube user Vaan has an excellent speedrun video playlist available for the first 3 worlds of the game on his channel. He is apparently not playing the DirectOwl's Cut and therefore he is missing several world 4 levels - none of which are very challenging in Time Attack. Full credit goes to Vaan for his amazing videos. He also has Über-Hardcore runs which I believe he holds the world record for. These playthroughs may also assist you in other achievements such as Hardercore.Vaan's Playlist
This game is a speedrunner's dream (or nightmare?) because of the absolute blazing pace you can sustain with good knowledge of level layouts. There are many, many exploits and glitches you can take advantage of that you will see in the videos. Running up walls, damage boosting, clipping out of bounds, key block skips and more. These vary in difficulty, but the good news is you don't have to be a speedrunner or be able to execute all of the above exploits flawlessly to claim this achievement.
What you will
need to do is minimize mistakes. Try to take the shortest possible routes through the levels and try out some of Vaan's skips where possible. Each level has an assigned time to beat and 90% if not all of them are quite generous. You don't have to play great
, you just have to keep mistakes and unnecessary deaths to a minimum and play good enough
The achievement is time-consuming and will require some trial and error, but as I said the times allotted to beat each level are quite generous. One of them is even 24 minutes, which I was able to finish in less than half that time. World 3 has the trickiest and longest levels, so if you can comfortably get past those you should have no problem seeing it through to the end.
Needless to say, this game boasts an absolutely massive TA score and ratio. It was Free With Gold several years ago so the player base is high, but interest has greatly waned in this fairly difficult game. If you're willing to put in the time investment you'll be richly rewarded with some impressive achievements. If you experience any difficulties feel free to drop a comment below or shoot me a message. Happy Hunting!