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The Swindle

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The Ghost in The Swindle

The Ghost350 (75)

Ghost a Bank and kill every enemy

  • Unlocked by 61 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 4.66) 1,305  

Achievement Guide for The Ghost

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Achievement won on 26 Dec 15
TA Score for this game: 4,249
Posted on 27 December 15 at 15:58, Edited on 27 December 15 at 16:02
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The Banks is the second to last area you will visit. If you are working from a walkthrough of the game, this is where you are grinding out most of your money.

"Ghost"-ing a level means to obtain 100% loot and not be detected. Therefore, you must play the Banks map, "kill" every enemy, AND obtain 100% loot.

This is a rogue-like randomly generated game so a specific hand-holding guide is impossible but here are in my opinion the best tips/tricks/FAQ for this achievement.

FOR STARTERS - Use the D-Pad. You'll thank me later. I find the D-Pad is much easier to play this game. For some reason using the joysticks of a brand new controller my character would often turn the opposite direction after a jump making a jump-attack- combination frustrating. I never encountered this with the D-Pad.

-You only need to kill all enemies
-Stationary strobe cameras on ceilings do not count as enemies
-Spike traps do not count as enemies
-Mines & Generators do not count as enemies
-If you are spotted and still have your one-time use auto steam this does not count as being spotted
-Avoid hacking enemies to control them (sometimes they explode and can take out computers accidentally & also if they are still alive and friendly at end you will have no way to kill them again)
-Best attempted with all upgrades
-Be stingy with your bombs as you only have 10 and will often need to use them to carve a path to an unobtainable area rife with enemies. For enemies that are impenetrable to melee such as the Cube Bot try to lure them toward mines or generators. For the Shielded Guards kill all other enemies in area if possible then triple jump over them and quickly smack them in the backs. If they turn too quickly triple jump back to other side. You should be able to get them after a few tries.
-It's ok if an enemy kills another enemy for you (i.e. you used confuse_bot on one and he kills a second)
-It's ok if an enemy kills themselves (i.e. suicider wheel chairs or dumb flying bots who say hello to a spike trap)
-It's ok to disable all security bots (flying bots with cameras) by hacking all security terminals on the map (this makes your life easier and counts as "killing")
-With wall hang, you can hang (stop sliding down) on the very last square of a wall and when you melee it will hit anything that walks below you, but you will be safe from being spotted. Use this when you know a guard's path will go past you.
-Be careful of the common glitched invisible spike traps (i.e. a nearby explosion didn't destroy the trap but sometimes will make the trap invisible)
-Once you think you've killed everyone, do a run across the bottom most area you have discovered with your upgraded goggles to double check below you for any hidden areas (only accessible with teleport or bombing a path)

When to restart level (i.e. you know you can't get the achievement on this run)
-If a computer terminal is broken or destroyed (often by a mine that is too close or an exploding enemy detonating themselves)
-You set off an alarm at any time (because the computers will drain $ making 100% impossible and ghosting requires you to not be spotted)
-A Burglar (randomly spawning enemy with sack) grabs your money
-Hackers (randomly spawning enemy(s) that set up a satellite dish on roof and steal your money) steal your money

FINALLY - Be patient and move slowly and methodically. At least a couple times I had killed everyone (or thought I did) and collected all the money to die on a spike trap on the way out.
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