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Open the Zoo achievement in Monster Go! (WP)

Open the Zoo

Own 5 pets

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How to unlock the Open the Zoo achievement

  • tornprince2012tornprince2012896,780
    06 Nov 2015 03 Nov 2015 28 Jan 2016
    5 0 14
    Hey everybody!

    Putting this as a solution on three different achievements so more people will see this and breathe easily after realizing that there is a way out of 50-100 hours grind.

    My fellow achievement pirates, read carefully the order of things :

    1. Go to your phone, settings > date & time > put automatic date & time to OFF.
    2. Start moving the calendar day ahead.
    3. Press Windows button ( the one that brings you to the main phone screen ).
    4. Start Monster Go!
    5. The window with 500 coins will pop, press Collect.
    6. Press and hold Back button (shows you all opened windows ).
    7. Close Settings tab ( it will confuse you ) by pressing X on top of it.

    ~~~Attention : this is not Date & Time tab but Setting tab! After closing it you should see only 2 tabs - game and date & time!

    8. Choose Date & Time tab, move calendar a day ahead.
    9. Press and hold Back button again, choose game's window.
    10. Press back twice ( don't hurry ), and the window with 500 coins will pop again, collect them.

    ~~~Attention : sometimes the game will stuck ( the screen will be dimmed ), in that case just close the game with X and restart it.

    11. Rinse and repeat again and again.

    ~~~Attention : don't forget to change months and eventually, years.

    I am doing this on Lumia 920 and I realize that there are better and worse phones out there, but the time frame has to be more or less the same.

    Don't forget!!! Before you will try to buy something, exit the game, return Date & Time to automatic, and restart the game, just to be sure that nothing will get messed up.

    To calculations now : when you get a hang of it, you'll clock 4-5 times per minute, meaning 2000-2500 coins.
    That makes it 120,000-140,000 coins per 1 hour.

    In total Magician and 5 pets are worth 1,300,000 coins, so we're looking to 11-12-13 hours of "grinding".

    Why this and not usual Adventurer with money-grind build, you ask? Because, as many of you have seen, everything in this game has been nerfed ( read : changed to make more money for developers ), gold coins are worth only 5 and not 10 like before, where Double Income perk costs 8,000 and not 3,000 as before. And it feels as the game became even harder...

    Anyway, I am sure that this is the fastest way to get money now. Please let me know if this helped you or, on the contrary, if you have other thoughts.toast

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    tornprince2012You were connected to the internet when you brought the date to the right one, didn't you?

    Try to log out and log in back in the game ( if you can ), and sit tight. If this will not get synced, sadly, you're screwed. In that case start looking on forums if anyone had problems like this with any other DLC achievement.
    Posted by tornprince2012 on 28 Jan 16 at 18:28
    GottleDamn, I tried to delete the game (again!) and re-earn the achievement: still nothing cry

    I'll try reinstall the game (4th time...) and try to earn this ****ing achievement completely offline, in flight mode, so that my phone won't sync with MS servers.

    I know that my problem isn't related to your solution, I'm just posting to let everyone know what could go wrong with this game! angry
    Posted by Gottle on 04 Feb 16 at 01:02
    tornprince2012Plenty....Plenty can go wrong with this piece of shit!!!

    From what I can see, you have a biiiiiiig problem now. I had once an achievement that unlocked itself on 360 but never got to servers. Lucky for me, I had more achievements left locked and when I popped another one, they both got synced. You, on the other hand....don't have another one...If I were you, I'd start talking to xbox support and Game Troopers...
    Posted by tornprince2012 on 04 Feb 16 at 09:23
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  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand519,356
    22 Sep 2016 23 Sep 2016 25 Sep 2016
    4 0 3
    I've finished the Title Update and therefore all there was to do in this game yesterday! Yay!

    I don't remember if I've explained in any of the other solutions for this game but since the method above (collect 500 daily coins by changing the date) didn't quite appeal to me, I had to find the best way to grind coins while normally playing. Here's what I usually did:

    - Used a fully leveled Adventurer class (default one) since during fever time his special power is to transmute regular coins into gold coins;
    - In terms of equipment, my hero had a nice set (Space Police) including head, back and shoes, all of them increasing health and defense attributes. As a weapon I kept the default Wooden Stick, since to fill up the fever time meter you need to be able to kill the enemies with more hits, not less;
    - Skillwise, you have to max out Treasure Magnet and Stone Defense. The other skills is up to you but I'd recommend avoiding Coin Bash, Light weapon mastery and even Second Chance (that way you will have 1 less screen after dying and starting over), for the reasons already explained above;
    - As a pet, and since this is a solution about owning them all, I can say that only 2 of them really contributed for me to complete the game: the Magical Penguin (which we will use here when trying to obtain lots of coins) and the Seal Artist (used for other solutions).

    Will all the above set up, I'd select the fifth stage and start hitting enemies (I used to like to jump and then hit them with the Slam skill to make things faster), avoiding obstacles, etc, until it triggered fever mode. Once there was lots of gold coins ahead of me I would jump over enemies and avoid them as much as I could for the duration of fever mode. When I got good at it, I was able to trigger 5 to 6 fever modes until the end of the level, when then I would let the final boss kill me, so I could restart over. Also, whenever I was under platforms, instead of going up on them, I'd keep jumping while having Treasure Magnet active so that way I was able to collect both the coins above and below at once.

    Following this play style I was able to gather in a single run around 3,500 coins. So, all in all, I'm not sure if it's a faster or better way than the changing the date thing, but at least for me it was a lot less boring. In any case, this game in general is very time consuming, so I wouldn't recommend it to other completionists and I'm glad I'm over it.

    By the way, nowadays here's the cost of each monster:
    - Magical Penguin: 100,000 coins
    - Lazy Cat: 100,000
    - Seal Artist: 150,000
    - Ballon Rabbit: 150,000
    - Jetpack Dog: 200,000
    So, 700,000 coins will be needed to acquire them all...

    In time: do not waste time considering to purchase the Special called Double Income, which doubles the coin value for 10 minutes. It does NOT pay off even if you do the simple math and think that it does. Basicaly that's because first you would have to play many times just to pay off the cost of the special. But that's not all. When you finish the runs needed just to pay the cost of the Double Income special then you would have to also discount the amount that you didn't make during those many runs (I believe that the legal term for that in English would be something like "the loss of profit"). So, let's say that you had to make 3 full runs through level 5 just to pay the amount of coins that you've spent to purchase the special. On the top of that you would also have to add 3x 3,500 coins to the sum, that would be the loss of profit you had, which you didn't earn by just simply playing the levels without buying the special.
    I tried to explain it the best I could. Some people who've played this game for longer and before the latest updates say that this Special used to be worthy but acknowledge that that's no longer the case.

    If this solution helps you in any way, please leave a thumbs up to let me know. Thanks!
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    tornprince2012Fair enough laugh
    I would upvote if I could.
    Posted by tornprince2012 on 24 Sep 16 at 17:33
    togethawiistandThanks! =)
    I'm sure some other people would prefer the other way.
    Posted by togethawiistand on 25 Sep 16 at 02:20
    BahaumautLazy Cat's special ability, when cast, doubles your combo earned per hit. This also doubles the charging speed of the combo bar. With Adventurer, this makes combo frenzy easier to get, thus earning more money.

    As far as Double coins, the cost is 8,000 coins for 10 minutes of 2x gold. Break even is earning 16,000 gold in that 10 minutes. Anything over that, divided by two, is your profit. Which was about 2K to 4K with Adventurer. Mostly a gamble on getting Frenzy mode often enough.
    Posted by Bahaumaut on 19 May 17 at 19:02
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