Smile achievement in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved²


2, 4, 11, 15, 17, 18 and 19.

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How to unlock the Smile achievement

  • Count FlandersCount Flanders165,376
    17 May 2009
    68 8 7
    Another video from Knuckles (Rooster Teeth) on how to get the Smile Achievement.

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    Solario32Greedy136, that means you timed out in another level I assume? Unless you hit 100 million to get a 4th extra life.
    Posted by Solario32 on 09 Feb 15 at 12:53
    The S bot 9000Video helped out loads! Took me prolly a dozen tries but I finally got all my stages to work out. I didn't use the bomb on stage 14 since in my experience you can consistently make it out alive (Died only once out of my dozen tries) and the extra bomb was great insurance for the last stage!
    Posted by The S bot 9000 on 24 May 20 at 03:07
    Silver SalvoAm i the only one who had virtually no trouble with this achievement? Lol I thought it was pretty easy. Now surfing 1000000 points in the first retro evolved is a different story entirely.
    Posted by Silver Salvo on 26 Sep 20 at 15:01
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  • J eVeRy DaY 514J eVeRy DaY 514904,574
    03 Aug 2008 05 Aug 2008
    43 2 2
    You don't want to complete the selected levels in the achievement description. At levels 2 & 4, let the time run out, but in levels 11, 15, 17, 18, and 19, make sure that you die before the time runs out. Every other level must completed, meaning all enemies must be depleted before the time runs out.

    The best tip one can offer is that practice makes perfect. You want to try and not use a bomb until the level that spawns all green comes up. It is also a good idea to have at least one bomb on hand by the time you reach the last level.

    Other than that, just stay focused and don't make any stupid mistakes. This achievement isn't as hard as it seems as long as you learn the levels and use bombs only when they are needed. It may also help to practice playing in the pacifism & waves mode to improve your dodging skills.
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    BiG PaPa ChIlLguessing no coop?
    Posted by BiG PaPa ChIlL on 15 Aug 09 at 15:03
    SFDATXHaHA. I should of looked this up sooner, I was doing it backwards. I kept trying to die on levels 2 and 4 and time to run out on 11, 15, and 17-19. Cool to know now, might make this a bit earier now.
    Posted by SFDATX on 06 May 10 at 16:32
  • Faux News 79Faux News 79233,604
    24 Apr 2011 23 Jun 2012 11 Jan 2014
    8 0 0
    Only use a bomb on levels 9, 10, 16, and the last two bombs on level 20. You need to run out of time on levels 2 and 4 and you can only die on the levels 11, 15, 17, 18, and 19. You need 10 million points to be able to have enough lives and bombs to do this. It's a good idea to pick up as many geoms as possible, but do not risk dying to pick any up. You should have plenty of points by the time you reach level 20 to have enough bombs and lives just by playing. Use my video as a guide to familiarize yourself with each level and to know when to use the bombs. Comment with any questions you have or things I need to add.
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