Quetzalcoatl achievement in Snake Pass


Complete Every Level Without Dying

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How to unlock the Quetzalcoatl achievement

  • BryanLovesCowzzBryanLovesCowzz564,212
    27 Apr 2017 27 Apr 2017 03 Jun 2018
    16 0 17
    Hello everyone,

    This is more of a warning/tip rather than a solution. I played through all the levels and when I died I would just retry. When I completed the last level, the achievement did not unlock. DO NOT RETRY (Press start than cn_X). This did not work for me. What you need to do is either dashboard or quit out of the level and reload it. I did a mix of both, but if you want to be safe, just dashboard and reload.

    Now some tips:

    1. You should be good until the last water level. For the obstacle where you need to ride it to get the pink gem, and than traverse onto the next one. I would not coil and the moment you get the gem, haul ass while lifting your head up. This should make you clear the gap easily and the rest of the level is smooth sailing.

    2. On the fire levels, if you fall in some lava, there is time to escape, you just need to move quickly.

    3. The middle two fire levels are the harder ones, for the turning obstacle that you need to ride across a large gap (I believe in the third? level). I would wrap yourself over the long horizontal bar, and than quickly coil one of the smaller vertical bamboo sticks. When it gets close to the other side, start lifting your head and use the momentum to shoot yourself forward.

    4. For air levels, you need to commit. Don't try and backtrack on an obstacle as I found myself failing more often than not. Noodle is quite resilient and if timed correctly you can use gravity and the momentum to your advantage.

    5. Last level is the hardest. I recommend practicing this level a couple times before you get the hang of all obstacles than going for a clean run.

    6. I DID NOT DO TIME TRIAL. I only did normal mode.


    1. Do not use the retry option (cn_X). This messes up the achievement.
    2. Practice makes perfect.
    3. I didn't do time trial so, you can unlock it through normal mode.

    Thanks for reading, I understand its more of a tip rather than a solution, let me know. First time writing a guide so I appreciate any feedback!

    According to HawkeyeBarry20, you can now press (cn_X) and it will no longer void the achievement. This now makes this achievement a lot less annoying! Good luck everyone!

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    buttmudBrooksYeah there's so many coins in places that are sure to get you killed that only people who somehow get these controls right away would attempt it all in one go. I'm looking at two plays minimum, though the majority of time is spent searching out collectibles, so subsequent playthroughs shouldn't take too long. There are a few spots I am dreading because I still haven't mastered the coiling around horizontal bars (long ones over gaps). The head swiveling seems hit or miss.
    Posted by buttmudBrooks on 20 Feb 20 at 18:15
    SoloKingxRobertI can confirm you can replay the level and unlock the Achievement, I've replayed level 14 and 15 level and unlocked the Achievement.
    Posted by SoloKingxRobert on 25 Feb 20 at 22:46
    FlutteryChickenIf you are attempting it in Time Mode, it looks like the levels are counted separately to the other modes. I had done all levels without dying, but after going back and looking at the leaderboards realised that two levels didn't have a time. Once I redid those two levels it popped for me.
    Posted by FlutteryChicken on 29 Feb 20 at 15:48
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  • ChaosAlertChaosAlert834,150
    04 Oct 2018 06 Oct 2018
    5 2 6
    You might have seen that loading tip that tells you that collecting all the Gatekeeper coins is the hardest challenge. That's a complete lie.

    First of all, let me give you the best advice to make your life easier. Switch the control scheme to Easy. You get far more control over your actions, which means you're also not fighting against the awkward physics system most of the time. The hardest stage in my opinion is 14, because you can't really cheese it as much, and the addition of wind pushing you around can throw off the physics engine a bit.

    However, there's one thing that the physics engine allows for... and that is manipulation. With some practice, you can skip large chunks of stages making this far more easier than it should be, and let's be real, the devs have a really sick sense of humor when it comes to making an achievement for no deaths in a game where you're constantly at war with the controls (and chances are they didn't even do this achievement themselves).

    I used the following video to get a lot of ideas on how to run each stage, but remember, you'll need a very good understanding on how to perform some of the more advanced tech as they require very tight movements to pull off.

    Sadly there's not much else to say... you can cheese this achievement in a sense, but it still relies heavily on personal skill, and some luck since the physics may not want to play along on helping you along. I suggest doing this first so you can keep track of what stages you cleared without deaths, or alternatively, start a new save file and just aim for this.
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    MarcusMaxximus1that was easy 1000 gamerscore for me
    Posted by MarcusMaxximus1 on 12 Dec 18 at 01:31
    ChaosAlertAgain, it's all down to personal preference. Speedrunners have said that Easy controls are much better to use if you're going for fast clears, but I can't say how much skill is needed for Easy controls either. I, personally, felt like there was more precise control on Easy.

    It would probably help a lot to start on Easy controls over the default, because there's a very high chance that the default controls could be messing with your perception of how difficult they are, when in reality it's a mind trick, caused by a famailiarity of getting comfortable with one thing instead of trying something new.
    Posted by ChaosAlert on 12 Dec 18 at 19:23
    AG Wolf 2097XL"easy" controls might be good for streamlined play, but the standard controls felt much more suited to exploring off the main paths and pulling off some really questionable maneuvers. I played through everything with the standard controls, and I prefer them, personally.

    95% of this achievement just requires that you be intimately familiar with the game's mechanics and quirks. I took my time when playing the game my first time, collected everything in each stage before progressing to a new level, etc... that way I didn't have to bother with any of it a second time, and I could just blaze through the stages again for this achievement.

    The slower you go in certain areas (especially when trying to snag wisps or coins), the more chances you have for overthinking a move and falling to your death. If you just smear along on top of stuff quickly, then even some of the hardest obstacles are a cakewalk.
    Posted by AG Wolf 2097XL on 07 Jan 19 at 23:24
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