Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2 achievements

Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2

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Pacifist in Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2

Pacifist610 (80)

Go an entire level of arcade Asteroids with a score of zero

  • Unlocked by 15 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 7.62) 879  

Achievement Guide for Pacifist

Johnny Sinister
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Johnny Sinister
Achievement won on 05 Aug 17
TA Score for this game: 2,978
Posted on 06 August 17 at 20:20
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In order to complete a level, all asteroids must be destroyed. In order to do so with a score of 0, you must get the UFOs to destroy every bit of asteroid in the stage. So you cannot destroy either asteroids or UFOs yourself, as these obviously gain you score.

To make things a little more difficult, you cannot collide with asteroids or UFOs either, as this also nets you score.

You are allowed to die a couple times during your run, but only by getting shot by UFOs (which will happen a lot).

The biggest tip I can give is to CHANGE THRUST CONTROLS in the menus. Initially, thrust is designated as forward on the D-pad/analog stick. Ideally, you should set thrust to any fixed button (I used RT).

Next, you will need to become quite familiar with the controls and gameplay if you are not already. I have played a good amount of Asteroids in my days and probably spent close to 2 hours hunting this achievement.

If you are new to the game, you will most likely need much more time getting acquired to the controls as you will be constantly dodging bullets and asteroids for several minutes.

Larger UFOs tend to shoot in a random direction each time. Just be sure to keep your distance and move as required. Smaller UFOs tend to aim at you directly. You need to keep moving and constantly change speed and direction as appropriate to avoid getting hit (you will get more familiar with the tactics after a bit of practice). When facing smaller UFOs, since you know that they will be shooting AT you, try to place asteroids between you and the UFO so the bullets may hit the asteroids instead.

A lot of this achievement really comes down to luck. Sometimes UFOs will collide with asteroids and other times bullets will stray off course or wrap around the screen and hit random asteroids. This will basically come down to consistent skillful gameplay, time and luck.

Below is a DVR clip of me getting the achievement (last 3 minutes). Hopefully it will give you an idea of the above mentioned strategies:
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