The Swindle achievements

The Swindle

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Smash & Grab in The Swindle

Smash & Grab421 (75)

[THE BANKS] Alert an enemy within 30 seconds of starting and escape with >50% cash

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Achievement Guide for Smash & Grab

X1 Two
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X1 Two
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Posted on 15 August 15 at 12:01
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What you want to do is get lucky with level generation. Every so often you will have a bank with no security terminal and four computers. It is important that you have all police response time upgrades, the upgrade that shows all computers, bombs. It's best if you have every upgrade available. And then run and hack three terminals and get out. Don't fall into spikes on the way out like I did.
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Achievement won on 26 Dec 15
TA Score for this game: 4,356
Posted on 27 December 15 at 16:15, Edited on 27 December 15 at 16:17
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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.

I've never been lucky enough to see the banks map that X1 Two describes with "no security terminal and four computers" but usually I'd see one with 4 computers and 2 terminals or 5-6 computers and 1-2 terminals. Either way you'll want to hack half of the computer terminals you do have on your map.

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.

Have most of your upgrades purchased, ESPECIALLY the 3 delayed cops response time upgrades. Without these, this would be a very difficult achievement as fighting cops is nigh impossible.

If you have your auto-steam purge (one-time use) ability already you'll have to quickly waste it and then get spotted a 2nd time to actually alert the enemy in the first 30 seconds. Then you will not have it recharged fast enough to be of any good to you for the remainder of your run. Therefore, this will be easier before you've purchased this ability, but once you have purchased all the other steam purge upgrades.

So with all this in mind you'll want to run and get spotted by the first enemy you see, use the computer location upgrades to quickly run to the 3 closest computer terminals (displays distance in meters m next to terminal icon). Use your steam purge ability early on and hack the terminals then make your way back to your escape pod. If you use your purge early on you should have it re-charged for your exit maneuvers. On the end of stage screen on the left hand side it will tell you the percentage % loot obtained. If this is greater than 50% then the achievement should unlock.
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