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Level Up!

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How to unlock the Level Up! achievement

  • Edward HyenaEdward Hyena434,576
    25 Mar 2010 25 Mar 2010
    42 3 0
    This achievement requires paid content.

    To unlock this achievement, you need to earn 20 "Medal Points".

    Medals can only be earned in ranked play, and in games that you either own, are purchasing sessions with using the 40 MS point option, or on games that your console is licensed to (i.e. Someone else bought that game on your console). Medals can NOT be earned in demo play, classic play, or if you are using tokens to play a friend's machine.

    Medal points are awarded as follows:
    Gold - 5 Points
    Silver - 3 Points
    Bronze - 2 Points

    There are three medal varieties:
    Point Buster : These medals are awarded when you reach certain score targets.
    Survivalist : These medals are awarded for surviving a set amount of time in a single play.
    Time Spender : These medals are awarded for cumulative game play.

    Every game has a Time Spender medal. Note that Time Spender medals can be earned in ranked or classic play, and are cumulative between game sessions. Most games also have a Point Buster and Survivalist medal. Medals "upgrade" as you progress. What this means is that if you have a Bronze medal and suddenly earn a Silver medal, you only have a Silver Medal. This will only count as 1 medal. Bronze, silver, and gold medals all count.

    A chart of which games have which medals available, and the goals that must be met to get those medals is posted here:
    http://www.tinyurl.com/GameRoomMedalChart
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  • SashamorningSashamorning1,874,499
    25 Mar 2010 04 Jun 2010 15 Jun 2010
    31 0 1
    In order to get this one, you're going to need to buy some games. Play games that you *like*, and over time you'll get these.

    On the other hand, you probably wouldn't be looking at this unless you wanted it fast. With the selection of games out there, you can pick and choose certain ones to help you get more medal points more easily.

    Level 2 requires 20 medal points. You get 5 points for a gold, 3 for silver, and 2 for bronze. Some games allow you to earn three medals, and some only allow you to earn one.

    Obviously, the ones that allow you to earn 3 are going to help you get this much faster (and much cheaper).

    Here are some suggestions for games to help get you started, but they're only my opinions. Try them out on your own first; your mileage will vary. These games are current as of Game Pack 5 (released on June 1, 2010):


    *Yar's Revenge - Fairly easy to score and stay alive long enough to gold the first two. At 45 min, the Time Spender is one of the shortest.

    *Crystal Castles - The original easy 3-golder. There's a secret warp point in the back that will give you the points immediately. Staying alive is easy on the first few levels, and the Time Spender is 90 minutes.

    *Pitfall! - There are several online maps out there which can help you get the most points. Basically, start by going left and don't die, and you'll reach the 20k point total. Last until the 20 minute timer and you'll make the Survivalist. 120 minutes is a bit long, but the game is fun.

    *River Raid - A fun game that you should be able to get two golds with easily. 120 minutes is again a bit long, but fun games aren't as bad.

    *Buzz Bombers - A bit of a slower game with not much replay value, but EASY. The first time I played I got two golds. You can rack up 7 minutes just by moving the can without firing. Easy 15 points.

    *Astrosmash - So easy that once you cross your point and time threshold, you'll probably have to work to kill yourself off to end the game. 90 min isn't bad for a Time Spender. Moderate replay value.

    *Jungler - Easy to survive, fairly easy to get points. 90 minutes is another decent TS. Moderate replay value.

    *Lunar Lander - Once you get used to how to move the ship, the game is an easy 15 points. Replay value might vary on your tastes.

    *Shark! Shark! - The original Feeding Frenzy. Once you get used to moving the fish, the points and survival are gold. 120 min is long for a TS, but another fairly fun game.

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    Those should net you 135 fairly easy points, enough for level 7 (almost 8). Here are some other games that are a little tougher:

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    *Road Fighter - A little tougher, but if you watch the leaderboards, the golds are a lot easier than you might think. Moderate replay.

    *Centipede - With work, this can be a 15-pointer. If you get Millipede (Arcade), Centipede should become a breeze.

    *Keystone Kapers - The survival should come with not much practice, but the points are harder. At 120 min, the TS is a bit longer, but this should be a decent 10-13 points. Decent replay.

    *Tempest - If you play (and beat) the hardest level offered at the beginning, you'll gold the points. The TS is only 45 minutes, but it can be frustrating getting the 3rd gold. Nevertheless, it's a personal favorite of mine. 13 points are fairly easy here. Decent replay.

    *Night Stalker - Surviving is simplicity. If you never leave the box in the center (just move your stick so it thinks you're there), you can stay indefinitely. Time Spender is the same... 120 minutes is long, but again, it's easy. The points are a little tougher as you go along. 12-13 relatively easy points. Moderate replay.

    *Gravitar - Surviving is easy... just run away. TS is short at 40 min. The points are harder. 12-13 points should come quick. Moderate replay.

    *Tutankham - Surviving is easy... just run away. TS is short at 60 min. Points are a bit tougher. 12-13 relatively easy points. Can be frustrating.

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    Again, these are *suggestions*. I recommend only getting ones you like. Eventually, you'll build up to the levels.
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    Chakaal Starr+1, though I find Astrosmash quite fun and find it has good replay value. I have a trophy from an Astrosmash tourney from when I was 5, so I may be like it more because it was a favorite growing up.

    Night Stalkers might be a good mention as well for medals as it isn't too hard and you can also easily get an hour on one game staying in the little cage in the middle.
    Posted by Chakaal Starr on 04 Jun 10 at 17:10
  • Misha LinGhanMisha LinGhan346,309
    24 Mar 2010 25 Mar 2010 25 Mar 2010
    31 2 1
    Buy Crystal Castles and Astrosmash to get the most easy gold for your money and start a ranked game. You will get the 20 points for level 2 as well as 10 more to put you on the way to level 3 if you do the following....

    Crystal Castles ~
    ~On first screen go to the back of the play area in the corner and you will find a secret jump spot. Press A to jump here and you will immediately get your gold medal out of the way ;)
    ~ The hardest part is Surviving 6 minutes. For this you need to start a new game, wait til all 3 enemies have come around the corner, then run around to the jump spot and sit there. When the hornets come down about the 5th time they will try to land on you. Run around in a big circle til they get you.Do this 3 times and on the last time use your jump point. Go to the left elevator and go up and wait. Do this again for your extra life and you should just manage 6 minutes.
    ~ Now just repeat the above til you have 3 shiny golds ;)

    Astrosmash ~ just shoot the rocks, the white spinners and the little evil blinking stalkers and dodge from side to side. The 40,000 point gold medal will also net you the Survivalist gold. Repeat for 3 total golds.
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    I cluttz IGood guide. I found astrosmash easy for some quick medals, just turned on auto fire and worked away at it, think i was up to 15 lives at one point. Don't forget the UFO's aswell :)
    Posted by I cluttz I on 26 Mar 10 at 23:02
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