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Win 5 arm wrestling matches

28 October 2019 - 3 guides

How to unlock the Strongarm achievement

  • WhiterValkyrieWhiterValkyrie1,125,966
    21 Aug 2018 21 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018
    9 2 6
    The first duel is story related, you can loose but you can retry as many time you want.

    To win you must wait the signal and then push cn_A fast as you can. Sometimes you must also press cn_right.

    Win five time to unlock the achievement. This is cumulative.

    Against your first opponent, winning three matches is easy, the 4th is hard and the 5th is impossible. There is an other place to do this after the cutscene with Joy (woman on bike) one min later in the corner opposite of where she came.

    Just next to the second location, you can see stairs going up on a rooftops. There are two or three more guys to challenge there !

    Evandalist said :

    There are 6 separate arm wrestling opponents in Aberdeen, with an additional 6 to take on on Kowloon, for a total of 12 opponents across the game. Each opponent has its own difficult level as well. Furthermore, the higher your money bet the harder the difficulty. One of them (Dory Gordie) is actually impossible to beat on the $100 bet, even with use of a turbo controller and knowing all the QTE prompts beforehand.

    Moving crates at work consistently helps build Ryo's arm strength and makes arm-wrestling matches somewhat easier. It's a very slight and subtle change in strength, but it gives you slightly larger windows of opportunity to correctly input the QTE sequences. Unfortunately, it won't help with mashing on those high money matches against the game's tougher opponents.
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    chmccarthy You should put in your guide that there are 6 opponents in one area once you get to Kowloon. There are 2 people that start at $10, which are the easiest. The location is called Fighting Place and can be accessed by Strand Qtr and Dimsum Qtr, across the street from the Dancing Dragon Building.
    Posted by chmccarthy on 01 Sep 18 at 07:46
    TheTCD This achievement counts cumulative wins, not consecutive, so you don’t have to tough it out in round five against anyone. I did the first four wins against the first guy at Worker’s Pier, then did one round against the easiest guy in Kowloon and got it.

    Before that I tested winning, reloading and repeating the easier rounds, which didn’t work. Minor additions, but worthy of note I feel.
    Posted by TheTCD on 02 Sep 18 at 16:56
    GentlemanGamer0 I don't know if the price necessarily is an indication of difficulty. In Kowloon I went up against the 2nd guy to the left of the entrance to Fighting Place and his starting bet was $20 and he slammed my arm down right away. cry
    Posted by GentlemanGamer0 on 05 Sep 18 at 22:24
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