Beijing 2008 achievements

Beijing 2008

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Hardcore Olympian in Beijing 2008

Hardcore Olympian600 (100)

Complete Olympic Games mode without quitting or failing a day.

  • Unlocked by 398 tracked gamers (3% - TA Ratio = 5.99) 14,311  

Achievement Guide for Hardcore Olympian

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Achievement won on 10 Apr 09
TA Score for this game: 3,076
Posted on 18 April 09 at 09:13, Edited on 09 November 12 at 11:30
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You have to start up a NEW GAME in Olympic Games Mode (ALL STATS AT ZERO), then play through it in a SINGLE PLAYTHROUGH WITHOUT TURNING OFF YOUR CONSOLE OR QUITTING TO THE MENUS (2-3 hours est.) AND WITHOUT FAILING A DAY. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE CHALLENGE DAYS. You simply have to get the quota for every basic day to clear it.

For example: if the game tells you to get 2 silver and 1 bronze medal, you can simply get the required medals on any event that day and you'll go through. However, my advice is to go for the gold and Olympic or World Records as often as you possibly can, because it gives you much needed stat boosts. If you're good at a particular event, go for the gold. Like a true champion :) Table Tennis is a great event for bonus points, I've gotten as much as 9,500 points out of a single Table Tennis championship event. You'll want to try and get your stats full for the final day.

Challenge days ARE NOT required to get this achievement (they are optional AND I got the achievement having failed one of them), but you might as well do them to the best of your ability to get your stats up for the last day.

Realistically speaking, doing the whole playthrough isn't that hard. All the difficulty in this achievement is basically to be found in the final day, because the requirement for this one is to get no less than 4 gold medals. On most days it's not that hard to get gold medals for nearly every event, especially the ones that involve a lot of swimming or gymnastics. But basically, you can have an absolutely flawless run with maxed stats and then easily screw it all up on the very last day. Here are the events for the last day:

* Swimming: 50m Freestyle (Men)
* Parallel Bars (Men)
* Long Jump (Men)
* 100m (Men)
* 25m Rapid Fire (Men)

Get plenty of practice in for these events before heading into Olympic Games. Swimming and 25m Rapid Fire both have very easy mechanics, so those should be guaranteed gold medals. If you haven't been able to max out your stats by now (it takes quite a few gold medals and record bonuses), be sure to give absolute priority to Speed, Accuracy, and your Slow-motion meter. You might need the slo-mo for the 100 meters if you suffered a rocky start, and it's always a good idea to have a scrap of it left for the Long Jump, as it can be extremely hard to get a perfect angle for a gold medal jump. There's a sequence in the Parallel Bars regarding to how you should move your LS and RS to balance out your athlete. Be sure to practise this event LOTS, as it could definitely be your downfall, Long Jump being so random to nail perfectly as it is.

The achievement unlocks during the custom fireworks display. Good luck!

(NOTE: You really HAVE to start a NEW GAME with stats AT ZERO. I did a complete playthrough without quitting or failing a day with existing stats and the achievement didn't unlock. After starting a new game and thus resetting my stats, it did.)
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