Shantae: Half-Genie Hero achievements

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

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There are 65 Shantae: Half-Genie Hero achievements (42 without DLC) worth 5,560 (1,800)

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Learn to Fly in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Learn to Fly34 (10)

Keep one of Sky's attack birds in flight for a full 60 seconds in Friends to the End.

  • Unlocked by 195 tracked gamers (47% - TA Ratio = 3.44) 417  

Achievement Guide for Learn to Fly

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Achievement won on 13 Dec 17
TA Score for this game: 5,560
Posted on 13 December 17 at 22:06, Edited on 29 December 17 at 14:46
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For starters this is easily the hardest achievement in the DLC and quite possibly the hardest in the whole game to date (IMO OFC).

Now this achievement requires you to maintain a single attack bird of the Character Sky in the air for 60 seconds. Sky is the Bottom Right Girl with the birds. Now this may sound easy but the birds automatically come back to you and this will reset your timer for that bird. It is best to do in a large straight area with no enemies. I recommend the first level at the very beginning. Start off with clearing your 'runway' by killing the 3 crabs along this path.

Start at one end of your large 'runway'. You'll want to head in the opposite direction. Now you'll need to press the cn_X button facing the opposite direction you plan on running. Then immediately begin running in the direction you planned on. Once the bird is within a few centimeters of you, you'll need to quickly jump over it. This will cause the bird to essentially loop around you to try to land again. You'll begin running again in the same running direction always and then repeat over and over. You'll need to do this for 60 seconds. It will take a lot of practice to get the timing down. It took me nearly 2 hours +. The achievement will pop immediately at around 1 min 5 seconds (probably achievement delay not coding), so don't stop until you hear the bloop! Good luck!

I was only getting about 45 seconds consistantly with my above method so I contacted the developer and they basically said the same thing I did above. In case I didn't lay it out well, below is included what they said. One part of their comment leads to me believe if you're absolutely struggling, perhaps it will get nerfed a bit. Who knows!

You need to dodge a standard attack bird - throw it out in a location with space and no enemies and you basically need to dodge it whenever it comes near you. It’s is more challenging then I intended when I wrote that one but 30/45 seconds was too easy when we tested it out. 60 seconds is just too long so it’s harder to maintain a good dodge pattern to keep avoiding it.

Nothing really I could say that would help too much but I always approach it as the bird flies towards me, jump over it, and then move back and then jump forward again (and repeat this pattern for 60 seconds) as if I’m trying to jump rope. If the bird comes down at an angle, it is hard to recover. If you accidentally glide, it is hard to recover. - ChampionOfLight

If you're struggling with this still, TA member HUN playmore has evidently discovered an apparent out of bounds glitch that you can utilize to get this achievement.

Glitch Video Courtesy of YT User: Frank Unterhaus
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