Amber Warning achievement in Rare Replay

Amber Warning

Grabbed by the Ghoulies: Complete Challenge 21

Amber Warning0
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How to unlock the Amber Warning achievement

  • johnnyjohnathanjohnnyjohnathan470,663
    10 Sep 2015 10 Sep 2015
    37 0 6
    I found an excellent video walkthrough on youtube that helped me complete this challenge. There are a few rooms here and there that require a bit of luck to pull off the same stategy used in the video but they are doable with some patience.

    As for the Baron fight, practice makes perfect. A good strategy is to hang around the desk that you can break in half. Also, try to make quick work of the pirate zombies that appear in the last wave before they start hurling treasure chests at you, and definitely keep your distance.

    All credit for the video goes to the original uploader, RarewareArchives.

    Good luck!

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    EthigyGreat video, very helpful for Chapter 3 and 4.
    Posted by Ethigy on 15 Apr 20 at 00:28
    FireStormHRIt took me 3:24:30.000
    Posted by FireStormHR on 27 May 20 at 16:52
    SanjoeFor me it was 4:01:24. I had a few problems against the Baron. Thanks for the solution and especially the video :D
    Posted by Sanjoe on 17 Dec 20 at 20:07
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  • AwooAwoo1,697,854
    09 Aug 2015 09 Aug 2015 09 Aug 2015
    49 16 25
    To unlock challenge 21, you first need to get a gold medal in each of the other 20 challenges. To unlock those, you need to find all 100 Rare books in the game, one in each room and revisit to each room. You can see which ones you're missing from the challenge menu, and use the same menu to go back to specific rooms.

    This challenge is a lot different from the other ones. It basically just tasks you with playing through the normal campaign as Amber, but your health is capped at 10 for each room, and there are no powerup soups at all. You're allowed to die and retry as much as you like, and you can even quit and come back later if you want.

    It may sound hard, but there are only really a few troublesome rooms. A lot of them can even be run through without fighting at all. After playing through the game once you'll already know what to do for each room, so it's really just a matter of adjusting to the lack of soup. For the Amber boss fight, only use ranged weapons. When you throw the last bottle at her, follow it up with a melee combo since there are not enough ranged weapons in the room to get her all the way to zero HP. For the Baron fight... well, you just kinda have to play well. Trust me, it's not as hard as you may think.

    Good luck!
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    vSullyI got this done last night with a few hiccups. It took a few hours and there were three or four rooms that were pretty frustrating.

    I was too thick headed to look up a guide and there might be an easy way to get through them, but my sticking points were somewhat early on in a dining room with a bunch of pirates (not too bad), a long room with three of those two-headed brutes and a door fight at the end, the second trip through a room where you break three rat guys out of a machine and have to kill eight enemies with weapons, and the room with two keys, an invulnerable vampire, and three brutes.

    The baron fight only took me a few tries. Not too bad.

    And I just waited out the 13 minute timer as suggested.
    Posted by vSully on 06 Sep 17 at 13:16
    CarlosMaestre85I enjoyed the first playthrough, but what a boring challenge in the end...
    Posted by CarlosMaestre85 on 02 Mar 18 at 13:35
    thanatos8285Downvote for the same reason as Falcon12727. You cannot play through challenge 21 the same way you do the normal game. Removing the soups and capping health demands a completely different approach. Saying a few rooms are troublesome, you have to play well, and it's not as hard as you think is not adequate.
    Posted by thanatos8285 on 10 Sep 19 at 14:25
  • DaChiefOfOwnageDaChiefOfOwnage541,057
    18 Apr 2020 18 Apr 2020 19 Apr 2020
    5 0 1
    Here are my Amber specific tips for getting through the trickier rooms and challenges.

    Before starting I went into Features > Game Options and set camera to Reverse. This made it feel MUCH more natural to me. You will see another option: Butler's Brew, this does not apply to Challenge 21.

    Overall this took me 3hr 20min and aside from some really frustrating rooms it wasn't as bad as I thought. You can always come back to it, your progress saves after each room, but you probably want to do this in one go and keep up the momentum.

    General Tips:
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    Chapters 1 & 2:
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    Chapter 3:
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    Chapters 4 & 5, Final Boss:
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    Once you defeat the Baron, you can wait out the 13 min timer without moving, and in the meantime you can say fuck you to this game :)
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    RenkiThanks for your tips, really helpful even after a normal playthrough! I just completed this, it took 3 hours 30 minutes. Thankfully it's over now and I'm not going to play this game ever again...
    Posted by Renki on 25 Jul 20 at 12:09
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