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Cumulonimbus

Touch 3 Clouds in 1 Run

Cumulonimbus-12.5
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How to unlock the Cumulonimbus achievement

  • OhMyGoth1OhMyGoth1344,868
    29 Nov 2018 29 Nov 2018 02 Dec 2018
    11 0 4
    Ok this one is really easy in principle -- all you need are 3 jumps (green) and a shield (purple).

    Now play the game as normal saving your powerups and pay attention to the clouds. When you see a nice patch of 3 or more that are nicely packed together and reasonably low to the ground, just slam your ship into something. With any luck, the shield will respawn you at about cloud height, and you can use your jumps to stay airborne long enough to hit 3 of them.

    One thing I noticed from my many failures, is that I tended to repawn lower to the ground if I jumped before crashing vs just slamming into something at ground level. Not sure if it's coincidence or not, so take that advice with a grain of salt.

    Also, as Johnny Sinister pointed out in the comments: the clouds in the Misty Valley bonus level do not count towards this achievement.

    Now all that said, this can be annoying as butts to actually pull off, so try not to get frustrated if you end up spending too much time on this -- I certainly did... a woefully incomplete list of ways I've botched this follows:
    - It suddenly becomes a beautiful sunny day with clear skies for miles
    - The only clouds spawn between levels where you can't crash into anything
    - Your shield respawns you too low to the ground and you go under the clouds
    - Your shield respawns you too high in the air and you go over the clouds
    - The clouds are a bit farther apart than you thought and you only hit two of them
    - Any number of jumps not making your ship go where you thought they would

    Here's a video for all the visual learners out there:
    Sorry, this Game Clip has been removed


    Hope this helps, had to relieve a bit of pent up salt there toast
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    Johnny SinisterJust wanted to point out that the portal stage “Misty Valley” has lots of ramps and low clouds. However, the achievement does NOT work in this area.
    Posted by Johnny Sinister on 02 Dec 18 at 01:49
    OhMyGoth1Ah yes, thanks for the reminder... I was disappointed when I figured that out, will add a note to the solution
    Posted by OhMyGoth1 on 02 Dec 18 at 15:43
    GYS GHOST
    Just wanted to point out that the portal stage “Misty Valley” has lots of ramps and low clouds. However, the achievement does NOT work in this area.
    thank for the advice
    Ohmygoth i like your guide, i ve touched 2 clouds with this method, but i m only waiting for a better lucky level for 3 clouds.
    Just for adds a tip: you do not need level 25 for the 3 best power ups, you need level 23
    Posted by GYS GHOST on 15 Jan 19 at 20:51
    KinectKid333Just got this in a super lucky run where I was not even trying for it! I just happened to die and I saw a nearby cloud which I hit on the way down, then I saw that I was approaching another cloud so I aimed for it and hit it, and I used a jump to get to a third nearby cloud at about the same height as the second one. Woo hoo!
    Posted by KinectKid333 on 12 Mar at 03:14
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