Arrrrrcade Master achievement in Pirates of First Star

Arrrrrcade Master

Achieve 25,000 points in any mode in the Arrrrrcade

Arrrrrcade Master0
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How to unlock the Arrrrrcade Master achievement

  • Facial La FleurFacial La Fleur1,280,596
    02 Apr 2020 02 Apr 2020 02 Apr 2020
    5 0 2
    This can be earned at any point in the game, even after defeating the final boss. The Arrrrrcade cabinet is located inside of the hotel (the third building you can enter) where you purchase seeds for your garden.

    There are five types of boards to choose from but I found Classic to be best, as you'll have more room to work with and no additional obstacles to overcome. Tiles are worth 50 points each when cleared in blocks of 4 or more of the same color. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be any sort of bonus points for clearing larger blocks or multiple blocks at once or in a cascade, so plan on getting rid of 500+ tiles. Furthermore, there's no incentive for stacking your tiles high in hopes on a massive cascade for extra points. With that said, make your matches as soon as possible and try to never have more than 1 or 2 rows of tiles at a time. The emptier the play space the better, particularly from about level 10 onward.

    To achieve 25,000 points you'll need to reach level 16. At this stage the pieces fall almost instantly, but you can pause the game to give yourself time to determine the best placement (and breathe!) as well as plan for the next piece in line. I personally struggled through dozens of attempts where I consistently failed between 18-20k points, but the first try utilizing the pause button I just barely succeeded before panic set in. Those with better composure than I shouldn't have much trouble unlocking this achievement in far fewer attempts. Just abuse that pause button as soon as you feel your limits are being challenged.

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    CalyrisReally makes me wonder if anyone managed to do it legit. Most I ever got to without pausing was a bit over 23k. At that point it just becomes too fast to control accurately.
    Posted by Calyris on 09 Apr 20 at 17:39
    Facial La FleurI'm sure one or two of us 8 to unlock it were just that good. Not me though. laugh
    Posted by Facial La Fleur on 09 Apr 20 at 17:58
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  • APOPHIS1989APOPHIS1989558,947
    29 Mar 2020 29 Mar 2020
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    Pretty self explanatory for playing the arcade games in the hotel. Once you are familiar with the battle system, you should have a good handle on how to play the games. Classic is probably the easiest.
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    o Heres Jonny oThe Pause trick is a good one. You weren't joking about the speed of the drops at later levels! I don't know how anyone is supposed to do it without pausing. I cant even do it with this work round. 23,000 and out.
    Posted by o Heres Jonny o on 02 Jul 20 at 12:11
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