Peggle Professor achievement in Peggle

Peggle Professor

Complete every level in Challenge Mode and even the Peggle Masters will be impressed.

Peggle Professor+0.4
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How to unlock the Peggle Professor achievement

  • Beelzebozo TimeBeelzebozo Time92,100
    17 Mar 2009 29 Mar 2009 29 Mar 2009
    79 0 5
    While it would be hard to provide a true "solution" to all 75 challenges, I thought I could provide some general challenge tips that would be useful.

    1.) PICK YOUR POWER: choose a master appropriate for the challenge at hand. Splork is well-suited to full clear with tightly clustered pegs. Hu is good for the marathons and large orange peg counts. Warren is essential for some of the score challenges. Even Björn can be helpful in making sure it's you who gets the fever score in master duels.

    2.) USE THE RESTART: the pause menu lets you start the challenge over easily. Don't be afraid to reset the board if you don't get good green placement (ex: Splork gets a green that's not near many other pegs) or if you don't like your first shot. For some challenges I even resorted to restarting if my first shot didn't earn me an extra ball or Warren didn't get a triple score.

    3.) LONG SHOTS and FEVER METER: two easy ways to run the score up. You may not be able to see the whole path a shot will take, but with a bit of practice you can nail a long shot every time for 25k (or 50k for super long). Also, focus on the orange pegs early but then leave a couple. Once you're down to 3 oranges all you have to do for 25k and an extra ball is hit the purple and four blues.

    4.) ULTRA FEVER SCORE: a somewhat less easy way to run the score up. But for some of the higher single-level score challenges remember that if you can clear all the pegs the bonus ball will always be 100k. It is, after all, pretty disheartening to come within 25k of the required score only to watch your bonus ball take an intricate but seemingly inevitable series of bounces toward the 10k bucket.

    5.) SPREAD THE LOVE: don't allow yourself to get frustrated on any one challenge. Not feeling the high scores? Go for a marathon or master duel for a bit and come back. There's no bonus for doing them in order.

    6.) MIX IN SOME MULTIPLAYER: you can learn a lot about the game's nuances from watching other players. Take a break once in a while from challenges and go for the online achievements. Obviously, the better you are at the game, the easier the challenges will seem. And I think the fastest way to improve is by watching and learning as pros whip you in multiplayer.

    Hope this helps!

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    Posted by Klingsor on 10 Feb 11 at 18:50
    Crackhaw2i see more then 75 challenges so do i just have to get only 75 done?
    Posted by Crackhaw2 on 19 Mar 15 at 09:07
    WhyattThrashA way to make this more fun is taking turns on challenge levels with a friend. "Party" playing peggle is awesome and anyone the least bit competitive will want to join in on beating them. Anyone can play peggle with a bit of instruction, and shared frustration is a lot less infuriating.
    Posted by WhyattThrash on 27 May 16 at 12:28
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  • xbox4xmas07xbox4xmas07384,454
    20 Apr 2009 20 Apr 2009
    59 2 9
    Just a quick note on the 750k achievement:

    After searching the net for 'tricks' to try to complete this achievement, the most consistent way I found to score 750k is on the 'Beyond Reason' level with Hu (Not Warren, as most people suggest).

    Try to clear all of the orange pegs that are not in the helix without hitting the helix too many times. Also, leave some blue pegs near the lower part of the helix for an upcoming 'bank shot'.

    Use a bank shot off of the wall to put a gap in the helix (at least 2 pegs wide). Then hit a green peg, and with your next ball (your 'zen ball') try to bank off a blue and let Master Hu guide the ball into your gap in the helix.

    You won't end up with 13 million points (like some of those youtube vids), but you can somewhat consistenly finish with 750k - 1m points. It took me about 10 tries to get the achievement - but then showing my wife how I did it later I got 900k on the first try.

    This achievement IS frustrating, but wait until you get it - the feeling is euphoric!

    Hope this helps you!
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    magikman79I tried for days & couldnt get enough points on beyond reason with the owl, I finally got it with the rabbit. Triple Points FTW!
    Posted by magikman79 on 26 Nov 14 at 15:06
    ToningBowl32875Followed this guide and got on the 3rd try, NICE!
    Posted by ToningBowl32875 on 23 Jun 16 at 04:36
    SchiZoPHreNiikz1st try 940k points!
    Posted by SchiZoPHreNiikz on 30 Nov 16 at 00:54
  • 39 2 5
    This ones the second toughest achievement in the game (not including DLC, I havent adventured there yet so i would'nt know). Theres a long list of challenges for you to clear, but I think I can help you get through a few of the more difficult ones. The challenges don't have to be done in any specific order, so don't worry about getting them done any certain way. If for any reason you're not getting past a certain level, leave me a comment, send me a message, or message me over xbox live. I'll try and help you as much as i can.

    1-1 Through 1-5
    These are pretty simple. Clear all of the orange pegs in the level. The catch is that these levels have 35 orange pegs as opposed to the 25 you normally have. I would suggest using Tula (the sunflower) for her ability to clear out 1/5 of the pegs with one green peg. For level 1-5, use Claude (the crab) and make sure you hit a green peg with your first shot. You can keep the ball up and clear almost the whole top half of the level. This tactic will come in handy later.

    2-1 Through 2-5
    Same concept as the last set of levels, except theres 45 pegs instead of 35. Use Tula to clear the level as quickly and efficiently as you can. It might get tricky, but its not hard, i promise.

    3-1 Through 3-5
    Adding on ten more orange pegs to clear. Clear 55 orange pegs per level. Again, Tula will help you the most, and its not difficult.

    4-1 Through 6-5
    4-1 through 4-5 is simple, score 300,000 points per level. 5-1 through 5-5 and 6-1 through 6-5 are also score challenges of 350,000 per level, and 400,000 per level. 300,000 is right around what I'm assuming most people score on average per game. However, if you have trouble scoring that high on certain levels or you cant reach the 400,000, there are a few things you can do to help.
    -Before you jump into challenge mode, keep in mind that you can get these challenges completed in quickplay. This benefits you because if you happen to clear the level in quickplay while getting enough points to get the challenge done, youre killing two birds with one stone. One step closer to having them all cleared, and another achievement unlocked. Note that if you clear them in quickplay while offline, it will not count toward the challenge levels. I can confirm this from a personal test run of the theory.
    -Look at the layout of the level. If it seems to bring your ball to the center of the field (such as the one that says "FEVER") then stay away from: Renfield (the pumpkin), Jimmy (the gopher?), or Claude. Those characters will most likely bring the ball back to the center (where the pegs are already cleared) or do nothing.
    -Clear as many orange pegs as you can while still leaving a few (near the top) that you wont accidentally clear.
    -Try and have as many blue pegs remaining as you possibly can while having only a couple orange pegs remaining.
    - If you have a 10x multiplier, clearing a purple and 4 blues will earn you a free ball, 25,000 points, and get you closer to clearing the stage (This is the reasoning behind the previous tip).
    -Try using Warren (the rabbit) in hopes of the magic hat, or triple score ability. You cant go wrong with Hu (the owl. OWL!) because zen shots usually do pretty well. Renfield is also very helpful in some levels as you can get up to 4 free balls fairly easily.

    7-1 Through 8-5
    This is where it starts getting tough. Clear all of these ten levels. Just like the last three sets, these count if done in quickplay. I reccommend doing them in quickplay because if theyre done in challenge mode, they dont count toward the "Doctor of the Peggle Arts" achievement.
    It take patience and time but youll get it. If you get a clump of pegs surrounding a green peg, then use Splork (The alien!!!) and his space blast. Its more helpful than you would think.

    9-1 Through 11-5
    These are all duels, getting progressively harder. Hu is your best bet for these levels. It's to your advantage to be the one to hit the last orange peg. That was how I cleared most of them.

    12-1 Through 12-5
    Clear X+1 number of levels where X is the number after "12-". I hate math, but its as simple as these levels. It's easy enough. It's honestly a matter of luck. Getting six good levels in a row is'nt easy, but its definitely doable...and 10 levels in a row is a lot worse.

    13-1 Through 13-5
    Another set of duels. The only thing is that this time the levels are random and you have to beat the computers total score from 3 levels. Each level is progressively harder but they all only have 3 stages.
    -If you have the patience, these can be cleared with no problems at all.
    -Keep resetting the challenge until you get "Pearl Clam" as the first stage.
    -Choose Claude as your character and hit a green peg with your first shot. Use the flippers to clear as much of the top half as you can. I've scored over 200,000 off of that first shot alone. It's hard for the computer to catch up to that unless you mess up big time along the way.

    14-1 Through 14-5
    Points challenges! 750,000 to 1,000,000 points. You have 3 levels to earn these. The levels are pre-set so you cant use the trick from the last set. Renfield, Warren, and Hu are a big help. See the "4-1 Through 6-5" section for score boosting tips.

    Clear this stage with only two balls?!?!? It's not as bad as you would think. Right before writing this I went back and replayed it to make sure i had the best possible way to do it. Keep resetting it until theres a green peg fairly close to the top of the screen. Use Renfield and hit the green peg. I ended up hitting both on my first shot. On the second shot I had 200,000+ points, 5 more shots, and only 9 orange pegs remaining.

    Clear this level with ONE BALL?!?!?! Ok, I just attemped it and cleared it with Renfield. The first time I did it, I used Hu. You have to hit a green peg with this shot and then hope to get another ball. Once you do that, you're almost done. Try and make the ball follow the slope if you can, it helps a lot.

    The ten ball trial. I had a lot of trouble with this one. My advice would be to complete 15-2 before this one because you're going to end up with only one or two balls by the time you get to the last level and what do you know, it's the same as 15-2! Remember that you only have to clear these, so don't worry about points.
    -First level! Look where the green pegs are located. This will help you determine your character. If they're close to the top (like first or second row close), then choose multi-ball and see how it works out. I used that when i completed it and I got a lot of extra points. If its not working for you, then use Renfield or Hu. Use as few balls as you can (obviously).
    -Second level! Use the same tactic. I reccommend Hu for this level.
    -Third level. You should have 1-3 balls left for this level. I reached it once with 4, but I was lucky. If you cleared this level with one ball in the 15-2 challenge, use the same tactic you did before. If you did'nt clear that level, check the "15-2" section for tips.

    Score 750,000 points. In a single level. Without crying. It's the hardest challenge there is. The trick is to do this is the level "Beyond Reason". You have to be Hu. Clear as many pegs off of the side as possible, leaving one green peg on one side or on the helix somewhere where you wont hit it. On the other side clear a hold in the bottom of the helix two or three pegs wide. Hit the green peg and bounce the ball off the bottom of the bucket or the wall and into the helix. It's difficult, but it's the easiest way (or so i've heard). The zen shot is what makes it a lot easier. All I have to say about that one is good luck.
    ---EDIT: This was one of the couple levels i had remaining when i wrote the guide. I cleared it right after finishing. I found that Splork is the most useful in this challenge. Ive tried every other way multiple times, but none of them worked. Choose Splork and make sure you have both green pegs in the helix. You want them to be surrounded by orange pegs, but not too close to each other. Start clearing orange pegs off of the side. As soon as you can, hit one of the green pegs to set off a space blast. Try to aim at one near the purple peg. This will give you a pretty big score, ive never gotten less than 200,000. Before you hit the next one, look at your multiplier. If its close the the next one up (mine was at 3x and i knocked it up to 5x with one shot) level it up before hitting the next green peg. On my first shot i got about 200,000, and on my second i got 450,000. I only had a few remaining orange pegs left and less than 100,000 points to get. I ended up with 810,000 after the bonus for extra balls and the fever score. It took me 3 tries after I realized it would be a good combo.

    The last level. "The Decathlon". You have to beat 10 random levels in a row. Simple enough, right? Nah. Actually its pretty tough. It's just like the levels in the 12th set. Its honestly just luck. You have to get 10 good levels in a row. With a good setup. Use what you've learned while playing to help you decide on a character, and how to go about clearing the levels. Theres not too much I can say about this one. It'll come to you eventually if you're pretty good at the game.
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    Octobot Super"Keep resetting the challenge until you get "Pearl Clam" as the first stage."

    This is an awesome tip. I've gotten in the 700,000's playing this stage normally with Claude. I would love to see the CPU catch up with a score like that!
    Posted by Octobot Super on 21 Mar 12 at 01:03
    TrueWickedonePearl Clam isnt an option I have seen on 13-5 stage on the master score challenge. I have played about 30 times and reset over 50. Might be an option for easy or hard, but if you cant beat an easy computer without a "trick" then I dont think you stand a chance of finishing all the challenges anyway. Was an awesome guide up to the point it was wrong :o(
    Posted by TrueWickedone on 20 Jul 12 at 20:21
    KinectKid333For the record, I saw Pearl Clam three times on 13-5, so it definitely is possible. The first time I had to reset because I accidentally picked Hu cry, the second time I failed because I got zugzwanged with an impossible bank shot late in the match and lost nearly half of my points due to penalties, and the third time I succeeded. It probably took me around 200 resets, but this should be approximately normal considering there's 55 different stages in the game.
    Posted by KinectKid333 on 12 Jul 20 at 22:10
  • dontcountstarsdontcountstars68,620
    11 Apr 2009 22 Apr 2009
    45 9 6
    Just A Tip:

    For the challenges which require levels being 100% cleared - access these levels through Quick Play, not through the challenge menu.

    100% clearing a level in Quick Play counts towards your challenges, but 100% clearing a level through the challenge menu doesn't count towards the achievement Doctor of The Peggle Arts, meaning you would have to 100% it again.

    It's enough of a nightmare doing it once!

    Also, and thanks to Fafhrdd for this - if you score enough during Quick Play or Adventure Mode, it counts for the challenges as well. (example: 350,000 points a level)
  • magikman79magikman79249,304
    25 Nov 2014 26 Nov 2014
    9 2 12
    I just got this achievement, but shouldn't have, and I THINK I know why and can duplicate it.
    I had 2 challenges left, the notorious 750k & the score a million points across 3 levels. (my best score being 956k)
    I have the peggle nights DLC & have completed some of those challenges.
    I had deleted the game update by clearing the cache on my xbox & was playing offline because comcast was being unstable. I noticed without the update I could not even see the option for peggle nights or play any of its modes. So I countinued trying the 750k challenge I had been trying with the rabbit... (even without the update the owl just does not earn enough points on beyond reason) After an hour I managed to complete it & the achievement popped up... even though it STILL says I have NOT completed the 1 million points challenge. (as I said above my best score is 956k & it does NOT have the complete star over the level)
    Now my only 2 guesses are that 956k was close enough to count as a complete (unlikely) or that somewhow without the update it counted completed challenges in the nights DLC & triggered the achievement.

    If anyone is in a similar spot & can help confirm anything please let me know. I thought about trying it on my guest account, but thats a lot of challenges.
  • Piyi PiyiPiyi Piyi265,264
    01 Jul 2016 26 Jun 2016 01 Jul 2016
    4 2 0
    Edit: Finally the last challege complete :D . I did it thanks to dertswa687o 's "Doctor of the Peggle Arts" achievement guide.
    PeggleDoctor of the Peggle ArtsThe Doctor of the Peggle Arts achievement in Peggle worth 282 pointsClear all pegs and bricks in every level in Quick Play or Adventure mode and gain explodious fame!

    He/She gives you tips for clearing a level, and almost every tip can be used for last challenge, except those that you need the green peg in a position that you don't have, because the guide says reset until you have something similar.

    And watch videos about (random level) 100% . It's your choice if you follow the guide or the videos. (I watched Franz Setina 's solutions)

    And last, for "Tula's Ride" level, I found a video that you can clear the level with ONE peg with Claude.

    First, I found every challenge complete in Youtube. You can't do the same that the video because orange pegs placement are random, but you can learn and see the master for that level.

    Second, I was playing challenge 14-1 (750.000 points), and I scored 1.010.590 points, but I didn't clear every orange peg in the last level, and if you DON'T clear every peg in the last level, you LOSE. It was frustating.

    Third, If you can't do the "Beyond Reason" solution for 750.000 , try "Das Bucket" with Warren. You need to hit with your first ball the 2 green pegs/bricks (Waiting for Triple Score, and Magic Hat or Spookyball), purple peg/brick and get the bonus for slide (Extreme Slide if I'm not mistaken). After that, you need to clear the level to get 100% the 100.000 bonus. I tried this 15 times (When I had the correct powers) aprox. I got almost 780.000 , was very close, but I just can't do the "Beyond Reason" solution. Play this level only if you trust more in luck than in your abilities.

    And last, this game is mostly, luck. I had 358.910 points (Warren) when I finished 2nd level, I though that I can't do it, but played anyways the last level of the challenge, and I scored 828.710

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