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Planet Cracker

Successfully complete all Hardware Cracks in any single player mode.

Planet Cracker0
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How to unlock the Planet Cracker achievement

  • Trikke den 1eTrikke den 1e551,036
    15 Oct 2010 16 Oct 2010 22 Oct 2010
    45 0 11
    I've made youtube videos for each and every Hardware Crack laser puzzle you'll come across in the game.

    You can also check my achievement guide & road map, which you can find here:

    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=26...

    There are several paths (routes) you can take. Here's an overview:

    Route A: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2A (Lighting Failure) -> Act 3A (Direct Route) -> Act 4
    Route B: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2A (Lighting Failure) -> Act 3B (Cross the Rim) -> Act 4
    Route C: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2B (Hostage Situation) -> Act 3C (Spacewalk) -> Act 4
    Route D: Act 1 (Start) -> Act 2B (Hostage Situation) -> Act 3D (Interior Route) -> Act 4

    Different routes will result in different puzzles. Depending on the route you'll take, pick the according videos:

    - Route A: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2A.1 / Act 2A.2 -> Act 3A.1 / Act 3A.2 -> Act 4
    - Route B: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2A.1 / Act 2A.2 -> Act 3B -> Act 4
    - Route C: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2B -> Act 3C -> Act 4
    - Route D: Act 1.1 / Act 1.2 -> Act 2B -> Act 3D -> Act 4

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    MazraelThose diagrams are cool, I gave up pretty quick, and kept flicking the channel... took a while to do, zoomed into them too to make it much easier to relate one to the other.. Cheers dude
    Posted by Mazrael on 13 Feb 11 at 03:43
    LRD SOTHExcellent guide!
    Posted by LRD SOTH on 21 Apr 16 at 16:57
    iMaginaryyIf anyone is wondering, the leaderboard run path does count towards the 4 paths.
    +1 very nice guides
    Posted by iMaginaryy on 07 Jun 17 at 07:12
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  • StarshadeFPSStarshadeFPS557,619
    16 Oct 2010 16 Oct 2010 17 Oct 2010
    9 0 0
    When going through all the different paths in the story you get this on your third or fourth path to endgame. I got this one on my third path.

    Start-->Choice 1--> Lighting Malfunction-->Choice 2--> Direct Route--> End.
    Start-->Choice 1--> Lighting Malfunction-->Choice 2--> Inverted City--> End.
    Start-->Choice 1--> Hostage Situation-->Choice 2--> Direct Route-->End.
    Start-->Choice 1--> Hostage Situation-->Choice 2--> Spacewalk-->End.

    Picture Guide:
    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=26...
  • MisterPeacherMisterPeacher377,049
    30 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020
    0 0 0
    I'm sure most people have played this game by now, and the videos already posted in the other guides are fantastic, but I just wanted to upload some higher-def screenshots of each puzzle. I figure it makes it a little easier than watching/pausing, especially if you're trying to do the achievement for beating it in 25 minutes.

    Act 1 has two puzzles.
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    2A - Lighting Failure also has two.
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    2B - Hostage Situation is only one.
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    3A - Direct Route has two puzzles, it also introduces the Y button to remove pieces, and the little blocks that explode after a laser touches them for a while.
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    3B - Across the Rim, only one puzzle. (3B/C/D and 4 all only have one each)
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    3C - Spacewalk, only one puzzle.
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    3D - Interior Route, only has one puzzle too.
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    Act 4, only one puzzle, and the final one.
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    Like I said, the videos and other solutions are already great, but I just wanted to add in some clearer images.
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