Globetrotter achievement in Merv Griffin's Crosswords


Win every trip possible.

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How to unlock the Globetrotter achievement

  • Krows GraveyardKrows Graveyard912,235
    Locked 28 Jan 2017 28 Jan 2017
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    Globetrotter - 25G (Original Achievement)

    Difficulty: Medium

    Estimated Period of Time: Moderate

    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 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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    Amsterdam, Holland
    Anaheim, California
    Athens, Greece
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Bali, Indonesia
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Beijing, China
    Berlin, Germany
    Cairo, Egypt
    Cancun, Mexico
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Chicago, Illinois
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Delhi, India
    Dublin, Ireland
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Hong Kong, China
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Kingston, Jamaica
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    London, England
    Madrid, Spain
    Manila, Philippines
    Marseilles, France
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Miami, Florida
    Moscow, Russia
    New York City
    Panama City, Panama
    Paris, France
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Rome, Italy
    San Francisco, California
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Santiago, Chile
    Seoul, South Korea
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sydney, Australia
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Tokyo, Japan
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Vienna, Austria
    Washington, D.C.
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Posted by Joonas On 14 Jan 22 at 05:56
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  • felkadelicfelkadelic201,414
    04 Jan 2010 04 Jan 2010
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    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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    mfeforeverThe reason less than three trips were awarded in some games was because either the round 2/3 clue for the trip was not answered correctly by the player or the final puzzle was not finished. Two controllers will solve the issue of the human not buzzing in for the clue in rounds 2/3, but you still must get the answers correct to win the trip.
    Posted by mfeforever On 05 Jan 13 at 02:30
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