Gear Gauntlet achievements

Gear Gauntlet

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There are a maximum of 20 Gear Gauntlet achievements worth 3,119 (1,000)

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Gear In The Making in Gear Gauntlet

Gear In The Making138 (50)

Survive 10 gauntlets with an S grade.

  • Unlocked by 23 tracked gamers (13% - TA Ratio = 2.75) 175  

Achievement Guide for Gear In The Making

Hairy Cabbage
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Hairy Cabbage
Achievement won on 11 Apr 16
TA Score for this game: 3,119
Posted on 17 April 16 at 21:30, Edited on 17 April 16 at 22:43
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Naturally since this achievement is for the first 10 S ranks, this guide is going to be primarily aimed towards completing the first World, "Loki Tree".

Your difficulty must be set to Hard or Insane, with insane probably being the best option, as it allows you to skip a lot more of the pick-ups (not really an issue in the early levels, but bare this in mind for the later ones).

Collecting the special cog will result in a 5000 score bonus at the end of the level, so it is worth collecting this while you are going for the S ranks. Doing so will also net you the "Ooh Shiny!" and "Nest Egg" Achievements:
Gear GauntletOoh Shiny!The Ooh Shiny! achievement in Gear Gauntlet worth 39 pointsCollect 5 rare cogs from 5 different gauntlets.

Gear GauntletNest EggThe Nest Egg achievement in Gear Gauntlet worth 99 pointsCollect 10 rare cogs from 10 different gauntlets.

You will find that each level has multiple paths, and they tend to range in difficulty from an easiest path to a hardest. The difficulty of each path can usually be determined by the collectables along the route. If you find yourself collecting gold cogs, you can usually assume that you are on to a winner.

For the first world, you should try to get into the habit of restarting a level from the pause menu if you die, as you are awarded with a 5000 point bonus if you achieve a low enough death count. This is a pretty large number of points on the earlier levels (most levels are under 100,000 points) but not so much on the later levels which can easy produce scores in the millions.

The final score trick I have to share with you may be the most important, although not so much for the first 2 worlds. Currently, the way scoring works is that you gain a percentage of your score for every second in game. This means that the longer you are on screen, the higher your score will be at the end of the level (slightly counter-intuitive, I know, but that's how it works). It also means that picking up score cogs ASAP is important and if possible, from highest value to lowest. Although this sounds like it may make things harder, don't think about it too much, as this is more for if you are looking for a high-score than just an S rank.

Below is a video of me taking the special cog route on each level from the first world. Use this if you cannot be bothered to work out which path is the main score path yourself.

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