Number 1 Dad achievement in Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Number 1 Dad

Beat the game without losing.

Number 1 Dad+0.2
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How to unlock the Number 1 Dad achievement

  • SangriazSangriaz3,818,477
    28 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015 03 Sep 2015
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    This is for finishing the game without dying. This must be done in story mode and can't be done in Free Play by just re-doing the levels you did not die on. Recommended to change the difficulty to easy for this. To check if you have died or not you can Pause the game and go to Stats where it should say "Times caught 0".

    UPDATE: Thanks to I ASK NO ONE for pointing this out. The stat actually is cumulative. The recommendation is to delete your save completely and start over or go for this one first so that it's easy to keep track of your "times caught". I believe the achievement will still unlock as long as the times caught counter does not increase. For example, if you started with times caught at 5, if you finish the game with it still saying 5, the achievement should unlock.

    There are a few ways to "die" in this game. If you see a death coming, you can quickly hit pause and load last checkpoint. If you do actually die, you can delete local save and load up the cloud save. Done by going to game's save management and deleting it from local only. (DO NOT hit delete everywhere or delete cloud save) This will reset back progress about 2-3 minutes but it's better having to re-do the entire game because of one death.

    - Get caught in the lawnmower in Home Sweet Home for Trim Your Moustache achievement.
    - Get caught by the chef in the grocery store.
    - Get discovered by the marine scientists in the Aquarium. (This can't happen on easy)
    - Fall overboard in the Sea Legs level.
    - Get caught by the chef, fall in the fire, get hit with a cleaver in the last level.

    Here's a video guide in 3 parts going as fast as possible without doing any of the unrequired stuff. Difficulty is set to easy so some of the things done in this video may not be the same if you set difficult to something else.

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    I ASK NO ONEI just started a new game after going after the achievements first. It shows 7 times caught on my new game. I guess u must delete ur save. Letting everyone know so u don't get too far into a new game before realizing this.
    Posted by I ASK NO ONE on 03 Sep 15 at 06:05
    SangriazI ASK NO ONE: Thanks for that information. It's probably possible to get this achievement as long as it doesn't increase. If you started with 7, it should stay 7. This was the first achievement that I went for, so I thought that stat always read 0 if you have never been killed.
    Posted by Sangriaz on 03 Sep 15 at 06:17
    GREGO McGEETwo more things. On easy, you can get nailed by the shark unless you swim quickly - when you return from the Sea Legs mission. You have a set time and if you're too slow, it will kill you. Also on Easy, in the next level, in the Mens room, if you open the middle stall the guy inside will BUST you even on EASY. Don't open it. You've been warned.
    Posted by GREGO McGEE on 24 Sep 15 at 07:06
    EnAN0 ERSi tried deleting the local save but every time i booted the game again and checked my stats, i still had 1 time caught. am i doing something wrong?
    Posted by EnAN0 ERS on 08 Oct 15 at 01:54
    O2ViperWhen you are up on the rafters of the last level, falling into the fire DOES NOT count. This only applies when you are on the rafters.
    Posted by O2Viper on 04 Jan 16 at 01:16
    BigLanceLSThe shark will kill you as well.
    Posted by BigLanceLS on 17 Jan 16 at 16:47
    Soel VJHi, I'm coming to confirm that you can play "new game" on easy and th achievement will unlock. I did everything and I need one more tie (the third in the acuarium) and when I said I want to play a new game the game said I will keep my ties and everything, and now I finished the game without dying and I have the achievement.
    Posted by Soel VJ on 26 Jan 16 at 14:25
    Original Dr TIn the areas where you can die, be prepared to hit the pause button and then load checkpoint if you start seeing too many splatters. I Didn't think of it on the first play but this saved me the 2nd time through.
    Posted by Original Dr T on 17 Jul 16 at 18:45
    witter56Please remove the local save trick. It does NOT work!
    I died on the level before the end level (the one where you need to make an alarm go off) and crawled through the vent, into the center toilet and I got caught. I forgot to set off the alarm...
    So I tried deleting my local save and continue the game, but it did not unlock!
    Posted by witter56 on 21 Jan 17 at 21:48
    mudder85can confirm you dont need to delete your save. Just make sure you dont add any times being caught. I started with 7 and ended with 7 and got the achievement
    Posted by mudder85 on 24 Oct at 19:20
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