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Globetrotter

Win every trip possible.

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How to unlock the Globetrotter achievement

  • Krows GraveyardKrows Graveyard559,738
    28 Jan 2017 28 Jan 2017
    0 0 0
    Globetrotter - 25G (Original Achievement)

    Difficulty: Medium

    Estimated Period of Time: Moderate
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    To get this Achievement, you must win every Getaway Trip.

    During a game you can win up to 3 Getaways, One in Round 2, One in Round 3, and one in the Bonus Round at the end. (You may only get two in a game.)

    There are a total of 51 Trips to win. Do note that you can win the same trip multiple times, so you will need to play until you manage to get all the trips you need.

    My suggestion is to have two controllers. Setup "No Spoilers", "Mondays", "Easy" then have your 2nd Controller buzz in on every Round 1 clue and spam the A Button to fail until Round 2. During Round 2, buzz in yourself and get as many clues correct as you can (using online sites to cheat while pausing http://www.oneacross.com/crosswords/ works most of the time) until you see that you got the Crosswords Getaway, afterwards have your 2nd Controller buzz in and fail until Round 3. During Round 3, go back to getting them right yourself until you get the next Getaway, then fail with your 2nd Controller until the game ends. At the end of the game, you'll enter the Bonus Round and will be shown a Getaway you can win. If you DON'T need the Getaway shown, just let time run out. If you DO need it, then solve the clues with missing letters and finish the board.

    When on the Main Menu, go to Help & Options, then Getaways to check which trips you have and which trips you need. Trips you've earned will light up Green, where trips you still need will light up Red. Good Luck!
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  • felkadelicfelkadelic171,276
    04 Jan 2010 04 Jan 2010
    1 1 1
    This achievement was a pain to finish, and it will almost certainly be the last single-player achievement you earn.

    This is probably the easiest way to earn it (it's easy, but nevertheless very time-consuming):

    Set up a game with the following settings:
    No Spoilers, Monday (easy) puzzles

    You should have no trouble beating the computer opponent. I think in most of my games the computer finished with either $0 or some negative dollar amount.

    Within each game, you can win up to 3 trips (although for some reason a few games only allowed 2 trips) -- one trip in Round 2, one trip in Round 3, and then a third trip for finishing the puzzle.

    It's really just a matter of continuing to play the game until all trips unlocks. I don't think there are any tricks, and unfortunately the game will often reward you with trips you've already won, instead of unlocking new trips (I don't know how many times I won a trip to Anaheim, California). At the end of the game, it will tell you if any of the trips you've won are new.

    Eventually, you'll grind it out and unlock the achievement.
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