Hercules achievement in SUPERHOT


Beat all Challenges.

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How to unlock the Hercules achievement

  • TheRedRodCodTheRedRodCod853,870
    30 Jul 2016 30 Jul 2016 23 Feb 2018
    59 13 8
    These are the in-game descriptions:

    * faster movement
    * no punching, use katana
    * no throwing, except katana
    * no pickups, except any katana
    * no shooting, period.
    * ONLY KATANA...
    * ...except when you have thrown your katana

    2. AD2013 CHALLENGE
    * play SUPERHOT like it's 2013!
    * killing punches
    * no melee weapons
    * no throwables

    * you are ghost in the machine
    * hotswitch available on all levels
    * one punch kills
    * no weapons

    * Time stands completely still when you don't move
    * but you can only shoot once from each gun
    * and enemy bullets fly faster

    * no shooting
    * every throw kills
    * soft punches

    * only punching
    * no guns
    * no weapons
    * no throwing
    * only punching, get it?

    Timed in game-time.
    * TICK!
    * regular gameplay...
    * TOCK!
    * ...with a timer!
    * TICK!
    * ticking only when you move.
    * TOCK!
    * no modifications
    * TICK!
    * try beating RED times
    * TOCK!
    * what are you waiting for?

    Timed in real-time.
    * TICK!
    * TOCK!
    * TICK!
    * TOCK!
    * you die.
    * regular gameplay...
    * ...with a timer!
    * ticking even when you don't move.
    * no modifications
    * try beating RED times
    * what are you waiting for?

    * play early levels with hotswitch enabled
    * counter ticks only when you move
    * try beating RED times!

    * faster time
    * shorter enemy stun
    * faster enemy bullets
    * soft punches

    * just like HARDMODE...
    * ...but every gun has just one bullet

    * Death is not allowed.
    * Complete the game in one run
    * ...but time stops completely when you stop
    * it shouldn't be THAT hard, right?

    I don't really have any tactical suggestions other than to learn the levels, and take your time, especially on the NO RESTART CHALLENGE where you can stop time completely. If you're feeling gutsy, you can try jumping around to bait the enemies to shoot upward. This should mainly be attempted when closing the distance from medium range to melee range.

    NO RESTART: Stay calm, and take your time so that you don't put yourself in an unsolvable position.
    FUNFUNFUN: Enemies have large heads and every punch and throw is a one-hit kill.

    You'll pick up
    SUPERHOTStand REDyThe Stand REDy achievement in SUPERHOT worth 749 pointsGet RED ending in every level of SPEEDRUN challenge.
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    along the way.

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    ManicMetalheadI don't believe so, on the Hotswitch Challenge, I didn't get all RED-times but it doesn't seem to make much difference, just as long as you complete the challenges.

    I keep getting caught out on the Elevator level on No Restart cry
    Posted by ManicMetalhead on 21 Mar 18 at 09:03
    This is cheap garbage, always some bullshit and completely luck based
    Posted on 13 Mar 19 at 21:06
    RealistIdealistJust got mine. The NORESTART challenge isn't really as hard as you think it once was when you've played every level 20 times or so and remember most enemy placement. The best advice I got was be patient, careful, and cheap. So many levels can be won by hanging around a corner and punching people through walls. I got cocky and (first run I attempted) died on Fall which is a super easy level. Honestly, the speedrun achievement is more difficult.
    Posted by RealistIdealist on 05 Apr 20 at 14:36
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  • II The Beard IIII The Beard II899,838
    31 Mar 2017 04 May 2017 04 May 2017
    38 3 3
    Beat all the challenges!

    TheRedRodCod has done a great job of writing out the challenge descriptions in his solution, and there are equally as helpful solutions for the SPEEDRUN and SPEEDRUNrt challenges under those respective achievements, but this solution will focus primarily on the NORESTART challenge.

    Before that, it's helpful to know that you DO NOT need to achieve the Red Times for the HOTSWITCH challenge, just finish them. On to the NORESTART challenge:

    * Death is not allowed.
    * Complete the game in one run
    * ...but time stops completely when you stop
    The biggest tips I can give are all variations on the fact that time doesn't move when you look around, so look around. Know where everyone is at, plan your next move. Also, looking to the side will allow you to dodge bullets as they come at you; good rule of thumb is if you can follow the bullet by looking directly at it the whole time then it will miss you 90% of the time.

    And don't be afraid to cheese it. Hide in rooms, doorways, and/or corners, walk into the wall to advance the enemies if you need to until you can cheap shot them from around the corner or through the wall sometimes. Jumping will get the enemies to fire wildly but be careful. Having said that it is my preferred way for getting to safety at the beginning of the last level (check the video), and it is easily reproducible.

    Anything else is just basic pointers on playing the game well, so I'd definitely do this challenge after all the others so you know the levels, enemies, and tricks backwards and forwards. I hate it when people say this but: altogether it's not too bad, here's a video of the stream I did when I finally pulled it off (successful run starts at the 1 hour mark):

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    Iceman2pnt0Thanks for the vid. I kept trying to throw the sword at the guy that's directly across from you at the beginning of the last level, but I couldn't reliably kill him...he would either sidestep just enough, or shoot the sword and destroy it. Using your jumping method, I got it on the first try. You're right though, this achievement is all about knowing the levels and enemy placement inside and out.
    Posted by Iceman2pnt0 on 28 Aug 17 at 21:50
    II The Beard IIAwesome, glad it helped!
    Posted by II The Beard II on 28 Aug 17 at 21:54
    Lt DavoThe NORESTART challenge is definitely the toughest. I would recommend before trying it to practice the elevator room in the FULLSTOP challenge and keep practicing until you can survive it 4 out of 5 times, because you can't just wing it, and there's no room for error.

    Turning to the side and watching the bullet go by you works!

    On the last level, I always throw the katana a little to the right of the enemy, then hotswitch to him, grab the shotgun on the left, use it, then grab the katana I just threw.
    Posted by Lt Davo on 02 Apr 18 at 02:52
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