From C to Shining C achievement in Super Street Fighter IV

From C to Shining C

You think you're good, don't you? Prove it by ranking up all characters to C Rank!

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How to unlock the From C to Shining C achievement

  • Fluster ZeroFluster Zero782,298
    30 Apr 2010 29 Apr 2010 29 Apr 2010
    27 3 30
    this achievement can be fun, but for many will turn in to a painful boosting session. To get this achievement you need get 1000 or more battle points with EVERY character online.

    You cannot rank up in tag team or endless mode. To do this achievement It will take being able to tollerate a grind of boosting, casual gaming, and in some cases mad skill.

    Basically to get ONE character to C it takes 20 wins, no losses. To boost this it will take about 40-50 minutes to boost 1 character up from D to C. The way i'm doing it takes that long atleast because I am doing all the super/ultra finishes achievements on the way. The matches will go by faster if you do the same once you get the 365 flashy background finishes ach.

    there will be for 35 characters a total of 700 matches you must win without losing one. average a minute twenty seconds a match lets say with loading times and the actual match, It will take you ROUGHLY 14 hours to do this for one person. That isn't likely that you will fly through it that quick as well unless you have all the best moves lodged back in your head so lets just go with 15 hours to be safe. From there you have to help your boosting partner :) so there goes another 15 hours roughly.

    So think before attempting this one, make sure you really want to grind ANOTHER game for 50 points.

    TIME: Roughly 15 hours for 1 person
    MATCHES NEEDED: 700 wins
    BORING LEVEL: 9/10
    ACHIEVEMENTS YOU CAN GET WHILE GOING FOR THIS:all the 50, 100 attack type achievements and the 365 flashy background finishes along with all outfits, taunts once your done.

    Good luck, you'll need it (smash tv quote)

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    Marketman316If you're playing JUST for the achievement and want it legit, I suggest playing Arcade Mode with Fight Request ON. You can practice against the AI while waiting for an opponent then usually you get somebody with 0 or very little points, whereas if you join a ranked lobby youre opponent will more than likely main one character and never deviate.
    Posted by Marketman316 on 26 Jun 14 at 12:07
    Marketman316Personally i love the game so got it legit and enjoyed it, I even did it on my daughters profile!
    Posted by Marketman316 on 26 Jun 14 at 12:08
    el tebyYou have made a very off estimate. It takes about more than 20 hours, and I'm not even going for the ultra and super finishes!!
    Posted by el teby on 31 Mar 15 at 00:57
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  • DriZzT1987DriZzT1987This gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    13 Aug 2011 17 May 2020
    19 2 1
    First of all: I mean Battle Points (BP) when I talk about points! Player Points (PP) is essentially your overall skill as measured by the game and your wins and losses, regardless of what character you're using. They are not necessary to get this achievement! You can only rank up a character with BP.

    It is a really time consuming achievement. You have to rank up all 35 characters to C in ranked matches. For D+ you will need 500 points, for C you will need 1000 points. (Update: You do NOT need to rank up arcade edition characters!)

    If YOUR character is D ranked and you win against rank D+ or C you will get 65-67 points. Against a D ranked character you will only get 50 points.
    If YOUR character is D+ ranked you will only get 65-67 for a win against C ranked characters. Against a D or D+ ranked character you will get 50 points.

    When you play against D characters only you will need 20 matches (20 x 50 = 1000). So I recommend to play against better ranked characters only. You will need 16 matches if you do that (16 x 65 = 1040). This way you will save 140 matches in total (35 characters x 4 matches = 140)!!

    Which characters should you rank up first?
    Seth is first. He got least health. It is faster to defeat him. And when he is C ranked your partner will get more points-> less time consuming.
    Next would be Akuma.

    For example if player 1 goes for C rank with any character player 2 should pick Seth. When it is the turn of player 2 player 1 should pick Seth.
    Swap to Akuma when your Seth is close to 500. Do NOT let him rank down to D+.
    When a C ranked character loses a match he is also losing 5 points. For example my Seth ranked down when he reached 499 points. I guess 500 is the mark. If you go below this mark you would have to rank up your character again from D+ back to C. So you can do about 98-99 losses before swapping to the next character.

    You can find a list for health / defence here:

    External image

    "The chart (above) shows how much damage each character would take when getting hit by a full revenge meter Ultra 1 thrown by Ryu.
    (You can use the link if the picture does not work for you:

    In cases where there are multiple fighters who have the same stamina level, only one lifebar is shown, but all of the characters in those brackets take the same amount of damage." (Source:

    You can get some titles / icons / achievements while you are boosting this.
    For example you will get these achievements without losing any time:
    Super Street Fighter IVThis is Madness!The This is Madness! achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 152 pointsFighting is fun, huh? Well then, let's aim for 300 Xbox LIVE matches fought, OK buddy?

    Super Street Fighter IVLegendary FighterThe Legendary Fighter achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 143 pointsI shall make you the right hand of Shadaloo if you can win 100 Xbox LIVE matches!

    Super Street Fighter IVBring it on!The Bring it on! achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 47 pointsNo comrade, this will not do! We must become stronger, for our fans! Fight 100 Xbox LIVE matches!

    Super Street Fighter IVTenpeatThe Tenpeat achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 163 pointsDon't hold back your true potential! Win 10 Ranked Matches in a row!

    Super Street Fighter IVAbsolute PerfectionThe Absolute Perfection achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 52 pointsLauren's waiting, so how about you finish your fights quickly and get 30 Perfects. Sound good?

    Super Street Fighter IVBattle MasterThe Battle Master achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 44 pointsOnly winners can attain such beauty. Win 30 Xbox LIVE matches and I may share my beauty secrets.

    Super Street Fighter IVNow You C Me...The Now You C Me... achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 52 pointsI wrestle only the strong! You shall rank up to C Rank if you wanna face me, comrade!

    Super Street Fighter IVWorldly WarriorThe Worldly Warrior achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 20 pointsLet's do this, amigo! Fight 50 Xbox LIVE matches, because that's the only way to become strong!

    Super Street Fighter IVMoving On UpThe Moving On Up achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 23 pointsYa need to do anything to reach the top of the food chain! Let's see a Rank Up via Ranked Match!

    Super Street Fighter IVRoad to VictoryThe Road to Victory achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 18 pointsYou wanna get that fight money? You're gonna have to win 10 Xbox LIVE matches first, sucka!

    Super Street Fighter IVFivepeatThe Fivepeat achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 72 pointsThis is your real power, child? Show me it's not luck by winning 5 Ranked Matches in a row!

    Super Street Fighter IVThreepeatThe Threepeat achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 41 pointsYou think being this good is easy? Let's see you win 3 Ranked Matches in a row, champ!

    Super Street Fighter IVFirst TimerThe First Timer achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 16 pointsI'll never forget my first time for Ryu's sake! Win one Ranked Match! Gotta aim for the top!

    You could also combine it with "Quarter Up".

    Super Street Fighter IVQuarter UpThe Quarter Up achievement in Super Street Fighter IV worth 32 pointsFight 30 opponents via Arcade Fight Request. It'd be easy with the right bait, he he.

    If you want to do some more achievements you could do focus attacks and special attacks while boosting.

    Do not boost flashing finishes (just a recommendation). This would take more time because you have to fill your bar(s).

    You can also get some titles and icons like I said before. Some of them have to be done online.

    A full list can be found here:

    You do not have to concentrate on normal and perfect wins because you will get enough of them while boosting the Shining C. But you will need wins by time [set timer to 30 seconds for this, hit one or two times (each of you to avoid perfect win) and let the time pass] and chip damage (When you do a special move, it'll still do a small amount of damage even if your opponent blocks). You can do counter hits and quickstands as well without losing too much time.
    Just check the list on x360a if you are interested.

    If you do not know any combos you should spam LB or RB. Works with nearly every character very well. For some characters like Seth or Dhalsim you have to use other buttons. A match will take about 6-8 seconds.
    We could finish 4 characters EACH (= 8 in total) in 2,5 hours.
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    Sir LumboThis is a great solution and definitely the most efficient way to get C-ranks for your characters. However, the way the solution is written didn't make it exactly clear.

    I was concerned that once I had 1000 BP and reached rank C with a character, that if I lost a match I would also lose my BP and therefore rank back down to D+.

    This is mentioned in the solution but want to make it clear. You gain 50-65 BP for a win but only lose 5 BP for a loss. You rank back down from C to D+ when your BP is less than 500, so you can lose a hundred times before you worry about ranking down!

    So, in summary - you should always be beating your teammate's C-ranked characters. Don't worry about ranking back down and enjoy the boost in BP this delivers -- saving you 5 matches every single character. Using this method, you can do two characters in 45 minutes (i.e. one char for you and your boosting partner) versus the hour it takes battling against D-ranks.
    Posted by Sir Lumbo on 24 Mar 16 at 04:56
  • ThePootermobileThePootermobile255,422
    20 Mar 2011 17 Mar 2011 20 Mar 2011
    9 3 0
    I'm finally done with this one, so I figured I'd share what I've learned. Note this is all meant as boosting advice. If you're doing it the legit / hard way, why are you reading Solutions? Sorry if this seems anal, I tend to try and find the most efficient ways to do things.

    Assuming you're below C rank, if you win against a D ranked or D+ ranked character, you only get 50 BP per win. If you win against a C rank character you get 65 - 67 per win, shaving the amount of wins needed per character from 20 to 16. The C rank character will lose 5 BP per fight (6 if the winning character had 0 BP), but I've gone as far down as 580 BP on a character and not lost my C rank. The achievement just wants C ranks, not 1000 BP per character, so you can go below the 1000 mark on a character and not worry about it messing you up.

    I'm not boosting flashy finishes, but I can get a character from 0 to 650 (10 wins) in about 15 minutes (meaning ~30 minutes for 1300 BP or 1 C rank and ~270 BP on the next character) with a dedicated partner. In my opinion, the flashy finishes are better boosted with an Easy computer in 7 round arcade.

    Lastly, to keep track of rounds (I do 10 rounds per player before switching), I use the stage select screen to keep track of rounds. Start on the left, below the random select (I believe it's Solar Eclipse) and each fight select the next level down and then back up the 2nd column. This will put the 10th fight on Crumbling Laboratory (the final Arcade stage). You can either repeat this pattern every10 fights, or, for variety's sake do a similar pattern on the right, starting in the top right and going down to just above the random select and then left and back up the 3rd column. Except for the last fight, move left once to put the 10th fight at Crumbling Lab again. That way you and your partner will always know that after you fight on crumbling lab, it's time to switch who's winning.

    Stage Select screen, X is crumbling lab / 10th fight
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    56 -?

    Hope this helps someone get through this. Even with this to help you, it's still a grind of an achievement. Not as bad as the trials though! At least this one is possible!
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