Speedrun achievement in Gato Roboto

Speedrun

Finish the game in under 1 hour.

Speedrun0
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How to unlock the Speedrun achievement

  • rayyy Imaorayyy Imao3,212,359
    24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020
    32 2 16
    Credit to YouTube channel: Clubby Zamora


    This is the guide I used to get this achievement and the "Danger Cat" achievement for finishing the game without collecting a single health upgrade. This guide is great because the player doesn't do any glitches or hard tricks. They just play through the game very quickly avoiding all health pickups. I followed this guide and was able to finish the game in about 54~ minutes so there is room for error.

    NOTE: When you pause the game/look at the map the timer does keep running which is REALLY annoying. If I ever died or felt like I was taking too long I would dashboard and reload the game so my timer would reset to my last autosave. It's especially important to dashboard when you die because if you don't the game will load your last checkpoint with your current time (it won't revert the time back).

    Overall, it isn't too bad of an achievement. Just a bit stressful and annoying one. Good luck and happy hunting!

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    ThisIsPrfctOn Xbox Series X you can use Quick Resume by running other game so you can "pause" the timer.
    Posted by ThisIsPrfct on 06 Apr 21 at 20:55
    CasteriskNTThanks to induvielgamer for the link. And heads-up to anyone following that video: Be sure to destroy the blocks on the left wall, in the room just before the second heater core boss. See video at 24:26.

    Pausing and exiting to the title screen will revert your time to whatever it was at the most recent save; no need to dashboard. Upgrades, elevators (when they stop), and defeating some bosses (not the heater cores, I think) will also trigger a save. You can practice a section as much as you like, without losing time, as long as you don't trigger a save. I followed the video by sections, watching until the next save, then played it myself. If I didn't play it fast enough, I exited to the title screen before triggering a save, then reloaded and tried again.
    Posted by CasteriskNT on 09 Apr 21 at 08:06
    EarthboundXPretty simple, just watch till they get to a save point, then quit to title to watch the next part. You never have to quit the game completely either, if you need to restart a section, or died, just quit to title.

    Were they running the game on a potato though? That was some really bad FPS loss in some parts.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 11 Apr 21 at 09:48
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  • illdizzogilldizzog1,317,984
    06 May 2020 07 May 2020 11 May 2020
    17 1 4
    I wanted to add my findings having recently gotten this achievement. The reason I wanted to add this guide was to help with the two main tricks (or glitches) in the game while they're fresh in my head. I had trouble with these at first but after a decent bit of practice i was able to pull them off fairly regularly but found little in the way of in-depth explanation.

    An important note which i mention below that needs emphasising - pausing the game does not pause the timer. If you need to look things up, save and quit to the title screen then reload your save once ready.

    Firstly, watch this video, its by RiskyCB who holds the current world record. In this video he explains everything that's going on which is immensly helpful:


    This is a link to RiskyCB's channel as props: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTifUSFYQxe8TdHNzYgx3jA

    The tricks:

    Small Mech
    RiskyCB explains it in his video but to clarify - you need to press eject (cn_Y) on the frame that the mech appears after saving. I did it this way:
    Stand in the save point.
    Press eject and Kiki will stand on the gun of the mech.
    Press jump (cn_A) so she lands on the save point floor and you kind of get sucked in to the middle and the game starts to save again. HERE IS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE READY TO PRESS EJECT (cn_Y).
    The tube comes down from the top, encases the save point at the bottom and retracts back up. You need to hit the cn_Y after the full traction of the tube but before the full screen flash. This is a frame perfect trick and just rerquires pratice. You know if you have succeeded as Kiki goes invisible but she is now in her "Small Mech" suit and will re-appear in the next screen.
    Important note: Do not hammer the Y button, whist it increases your chance of pulling off the trick it can also result in you getting back in your mech again and negating a successful attempt.
    Unfortunatley the game saves every time you attempt so it slowly eats your time but i recommend you start a new go, get to a save point and practice. I can get it after 4 or 5 attempts but at first it felt impossible so persevere. Skip to 1.24 in the video to see it's first instance.
    You can save at a save point without losing Small Mech. You only lose it if you eject or reload a save.

    Water Mech
    Much easier than Small Mech but still can be a pain. Basically you line your suit up with the very edge of a platform with the back side hanging over the edge. You then shoot a misslie with cn_B to push yourself off the edge then immediately eject using the cn_Y button. Kiki jumps out, the suit sinks to the next availble floor. Swin to the suit and you pop straight in, voila, Water Mech.
    I used like a sliding motion with my thumb, from the cn_B to the cn_Y in a smooth quick motion and i could get it prettty often. I had more trouble lining the suit up with the edge than performing the trick itself.
    Whilst in Water Mech missles immediatley explode, they dont travel at all. You can use this to boost yourself upward if you aim and shoot downward.
    Again, the trick and then utilising the Water Mech efficiently come with practice. Skip to 4:09 in the video for the start of the explanation and first use of the trick.

    I honestly spent the best part of 4 hours practising the tricks and the run. I would get to a save point, save and then return to title screen (as pausing in game does not pause the timer), find that point in the video, watch the next part until he came to a save point I could utilise and repeat that process.

    Just practice, it's not the hardest thing in the world but it wont just happen. Good luck, any question ask below and i'll do my best to answer them.
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    NessNoldoI finally did it. Without any guide. Drawing the map in a damn paper as I did with Metroid so long ago. Now that I got off this game from my shoulder, I can finally rest happy. This was one of the worst achievements I ever had to do and a disappointment of a game.
    Posted by NessNoldo on 06 Jul 20 at 00:21
    NessNoldoDo this still works? Anyway I'm giving up with this one. Is stupid that the timer continues counting when the game is paused or when you die.
    Posted by NessNoldo on 07 Jul 20 at 03:53
    Kaede393I had to use the "small mech" glitch to finish Heater Core quickly, giving me like 5 or 6 extra minutes than the video. I'd loose that extra time little by little later in the game, and I arrived the final boss at 52 minutes, enough to finish the game. If I wasted too much time or die, I'd close the game quitting to Dashboard. It was tiresome, but it worked in the end.
    Posted by Kaede393 on 09 Jul 20 at 13:44
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