Centurion achievement in ARCADE GAME SERIES: DIG DUG


Defeat 100 enemies on a single playthrough!

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How to unlock the Centurion achievement

  • DwaggieniteDwaggienite2,783,778
    20 Apr 2016 20 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016
    55 4 13
    The amount of enemies on each level are as follows:

    Round 1 - 4
    Round 2 - 5
    Round 3 - 5
    Round 4 - 5
    Round 5 - 6
    Round 6 - 6
    Round 7 - 7
    Round 8 - 7
    Round 9 onwards - 8

    This means, that assuming you kill every enemy and don't let any escape, you will need to get every enemy, up to and including level 15 (which will total 101 enemies).

    Two-Enemy combo trick: When you have two enemies chasing you, pump up one a couple of times (without killing it), quickly turn away and then back to the enemies, pump up the second enemy, kill it, and then pump up the first one again to kill it.

    Settings: Make sure your settings are set to 5 lives at the start, and that the next life bonus is set to 20,000/50,000/--,---

    Fast Pump trick: Instead of standing still and pumping, which is slower, you can 'fast pump'. Basically, this involves standing near the enemy, press A to start the pump, then quickly alternate button presses of cn_A and cn_up/cn_right/cn_down/cn_left (whichever direction the enemy is compared to your character). You'll save about 0.5-1 second each time you kill an enemy this way.

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    RayquazaEatsAllSo now, 3 days later, playing plenty of other games, it just randomly popped... Nevermind. I would, however flag this as buggy.
    Posted by RayquazaEatsAll on 24 Apr 18 at 22:52
    TheOnlyMattoman this achievement was a head ache. definitely let out a war cry or two in a rage. ty for the tips.
    Posted by TheOnlyMatto on 03 May 19 at 18:03
    MarioTooWell, I managed it. But I just went straight to the top at the beginning of every level and let them come to me. Very rarely did I get overwhelmed, and just spammed left or right plus A to kill them faster than just pumping stationary.
    Posted by MarioToo on 01 Jan 20 at 23:49
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  • thelastRIVENthelastRIVEN972,413
    05 Jul 2016 07 Jul 2016 20 Sep 2016
    21 4 1
    Finding this a little hard? Me too but there was a trick or glitch from pac-man 256 found by Manic Ado that works on all these arcade games.

    Create your own checkpoint. You will still have to compete the achievement action but if you create your own checkpoint you'll never start from scratch.

    Example, you beat round, killing all enemies, create a checkpoint each level. Why risk it

    Here's how.
    -At any point you wish pause the game.
    -select save and quit
    -hit the guide button(big glowing X on the center of your controller)
    -press start (or the 3 line button next to the guide button)
    -select exit game

    Go play, you'll start off on your new checkpoint, if you screw up..

    -hit guide
    -press start
    -select manage game
    -select save data

    Now click on your save data and pick "delete from console"
    -Do this a second time

    Final step, launch the game, you'll start from you'll check point.

    Repeat the first steps to make a new checkpoint as needed

    I was contacted by a gamer who said this didn't work for them because the cloud data didn't sync right away. Can't be sure if this will be the case for everyone but if it happens wait say 15 mins after deleting the save from your console before starting the game.

    Seems like a lot, it's really not. Good luck out there
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    Pare ESPFinally worked!!!! thank you vey much for your help!!!
    Posted by Pare ESP on 21 Sep 16 at 08:14
  • PalesiusPalesius1,501,923
    01 May 2016 01 May 2016 05 May 2016
    20 5 16
    You can abuse the save system to make this achievement very easy (if a bit time consuming). Sorry if this is a little long, I'm trying to make the instructions as clear as possible.

    Play the game until you feel like you've made a good amount of progress towards the achievement. Then save and quit and follow the directions below to get a reusable checkpoint. Then keep playing from your checkpoint and try to get a little further and make a new checkpoint. If you mess up, or aren't doing as well as you would like, restore your previous checkpoint and try again. N.B. Your achievement will not actually pop until you go back online.

    Personally I got to level 10, saved my progress, got to level 13, saved it again, then finished from there). It's a personal choice of how much risk vs hassle you want to put up with. You could save your progress after every single level. (Which would be a lot of waiting for the save to sync to the cloud). Or you could save every 3, or 5. I wouldn't bother saving until at least level 6 or 7, since the 1st few levels are pretty easy. You don't need to restart each time you die, you could allow yourself one death every 3 levels and have plenty left. If you can make it up to level 12 and still have 4 or 5 lives left you have a pretty good chance of finishing in couple attempts if you retry it from there.

    NB: Going offline is optional, it provides a little bit of extra insurance against a fast sync as well as against operator error. You can just delete your local copy of the save whenever you want to restore your checkpoint. There is a very small chance it will synchronize your save while you are playing. Also if you are online you will have the ability to delete your save from the cloud as well (which you definitely do not want to do).

    To “back up” a new checkpoint.
    1) Go online if you are offline.
    2) Save and quit.
    3) Quit the game (hit xbox button, then menu/hamburger button and select quit)
    4) Wait a while for it to synch up to the cloud (I would give it 10 to 15 minutes).
    5) Load the game.
    6) Go offline (OPTIONAL- If you are sharing your content via swapping home xboxes, you should still be able to play for a certain amount of time even offline, as long as you launch it first. Since the levels in the arcade collection are all pretty short, you should either be at the point where you are ready to go online again in just a few minutes.)
    7) Continue to play

    To restore your checkpoint
    1) Xbox button then menu/hamburger and select manage game.
    2) Go to the saved data for your gamertag and hit A, then select “DELETE FROM CONSOLE”. DO NOT SELECT “DELETE EVERYWHERE”.
    3) Go online again (OPTIONAL).
    4) Load the game and after the launch screens it will sync your save from the cloud.
    5) Once it does this, go offline again, and give it another shot.

    To go offline
    1) Settings
    2) All Settings
    3) Network
    4) Network settings
    5) Go offline

    To go online
    1) Open sidebar
    2) Go to settings section
    3) Select connect to xbox live
    4) Go online
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    PalesiusYou can go offline on the Xbox from the setup menu btw you don’t have to physically unplug it or anything. It’s possible that they have sped up the cloud upload process in the course of recent dashboard updates.
    Posted by Palesius on 25 Jan 18 at 01:01
    Dr MartyHey, I was playing through the other arcade games and in order for this trick to work I had to go offline when playing (this was not optional).

    This is what I did:
    1. I played offline at all times
    2. I made a save when appropriate
    3. Dashboarded and went online so that the save could upload to the cloud [waited 15min (e.g.: until the wireless controller turned off)].

    When messing up at some point:
    1. I dashboarded (still in offline)
    2. Deleted all save files (since offline, wouldn't affect the cloud file)
    3. Went online and started the game. Waited for cloud file to be downloaded.
    4. Immediately after download was completed, I went offline again and continued to play.

    This way, if really quick cloud uploads were the reason why this didn't work before (i.e. When starting the game, it automatically overwrites the good save file with a blank new one), I prevented them from being uploaded because I was playing offline at all times. Also it made sure that cloud saves could never be deleted.

    This does make this process tedious, because you not only have to restart the game all the time, but also have to turn on and off your internet connection in the menu and wait for it to reconnect.
    Posted by Dr Marty on 10 Feb 18 at 19:57
    CryptCoreIn case anyone has a similar situation as I did, I used Dr Marty's method. I got all the way to round 18, which was well over 100 enemies, but the achievement never popped. I had to go run an errand, and when I turned my Xbox back on after coming back, the achievement popped on the dashboard for me. Such a big relief
    Posted by CryptCore on 28 May 18 at 03:35
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