Smash High Score achievement in Kinect Joy Ride

Smash High Score

Get 800,000 points in one round of the Smash activity

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How to unlock the Smash High Score achievement

  • PerpaliciousPerpalicious170,840
    18 Dec 2010 18 Dec 2010 18 Dec 2010
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    The tips I'm about to tell you are what I used myself. The following helped me notch 15 700k+ games and consistently hit around 650k. Just for your information, according to the leaderbord I am seeing, I am currently second place in terms of score with a score of approx. 850k.

    Anyway, here were go!

    (1) Cloud Temple 3 - This is by far the easiest and best level to do it on. There are three circles: one small core circle, one medium inner circle, and one large outer circle that contains all the mini-boss statues (the objective statues you need to go destroy the boss statue). To perfectly execute this level, you will want to drive down into the inner circle (not core) and then begin to drift in a circle while knocking out that entire circle. This should get you to a 6-7x multiplier. After that, start destroying the mini-boss statues. Do not worry about getting more time! If you do this right then you should be able to get to the boss statue with around 720-740k. FYI, the boss statue you gives you 80k (I've gotten 100k from him but I don't know why). So the goal is to end the level with a minimum of 720k.

    (2) Hit pieces with the back of your vehicle - This is the most important advice you will ever get. When you're drifting, your car is essentially going in circles on its side. Well, the key to racking up a lot of points is to hit all statues with the rear bumper of your car while drifting.

    I'll give you an example. Let's say you have a 8x multiplier and drift into a mini-boss statue but you hit it with the side of your car. This will only give you around 8,000 points. Now, if you hit that same statue but hit it with the back edge of your car then you will get around 80,000 points!

    This applies to all statues. Mini statues will give you around 4,000-4,500 per hit at 8x multiplier.

    (3) Get 7-8x multiplier before hitting mini-boss statues - You get a multiplier increase by hitting a cumulative amount of objects in a single round. The multiplier is useless, though, if you do not hit objects with the back of your vehicle while driving. The mini-boss statues are worth the most and are the key to hitting 800k. If you get an 8x before hit any boss statues and you perfectly hit all of them with an 8 then that will automatically get you your 800k score.

    (4) Do not make rapid hand movements - The key to drifting is subtle and slow hand turns. The game is extremely sensitive, so any sharp turns you attempt to make with your hands will cause your vehicle to react sharply as well. Be gentle and turn slowly. You want to maintain a drift where you are going in a near perfect circle. This can only be achieved by gently straightening out your vehicle to a wider drift.

    (5) Do not lose drift - If you lose your drift then you loss your multiplier. Simple.

    Now, there are some things that I figured out to save your time:

    (1) You can't earn this achievement in co-op - Several people on the leaderboards have over 800k in co-op but do not have the achievement.

    (2) You cannot maintain multiplier going to the boss - Once you hit that launch pad that sends you to destroy the boss statue, you will lose your multiplier.

    That's it. Don't give up! This took me 2 hours straight to get. Once you grasp the concept of how to drift in a circle and how to hit objects while in a drift, then this will come with time and patience. Just keep practicing and follow my rules.
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    jordaUwUGot this on 3rd try. Easiest achievement in the game.
    Posted by jordaUwU On 07 Jun 13 at 06:05
    PrimeBigTimeDefinitely easiest achievement in the game. I FC'd TTFAF on expert with my eyes closed too.
    Posted by PrimeBigTime On 21 Jul 13 at 05:25
    PrimeBigTimeCouple extra tips: as long as you keep your ass off to the side it will still count as a drift, so if you need to straighten out for a second to get around a mini boss statue or get into a better position, you can maintain your multiplier. Hurts your back but it works. Also practice making tighter turns by moving your hands to 12 and 6 position or greater to get those inside statues.
    Posted by PrimeBigTime On 22 Jul 13 at 00:55
    MR WARL0RDexcellent guide so thumbs up. the best over all tip that helped me was from primebigtime. by keeping your ass off to the side your multiplier continues and i was able to straighten the car numerous times to lign up the statues and still keep my x8 multiplier. chevo popped before i reached the boss. got 974,770 so thanks all for the help :)
    Posted by MR WARL0RD On 26 Mar 14 at 01:01
    Knight Maximuswhy is it shows that you can earn it cooperatively ?
    Posted by Knight Maximus On 21 Mar 15 at 13:41
    Lumberjay85WOW! that was way easier than I thought it was going to be (took me about 5 tries). The butt suggestion by PrimeBigTime really brings the whole thing together. Seriously, Perpalicious, you should add that in.
    Posted by Lumberjay85 On 26 Jan 16 at 23:16
    ReaboThanks for the guide. Been trying for ages with no luck. Most i got was 600k.

    Read all this now and it seems I need to turn gently and sticking my ass to the side. I really hope these help me :P Want to 1k this and burn the disc...
    Posted by Reabo On 22 May 16 at 00:57
    KinectKid333Thanks for the guide and primetime for the tip. Btw, I FC'd ttfatf RB4 chart brutal mode eyes closed lefty mode behind my back. Beat that... wink
    Posted by KinectKid333 On 20 Feb 17 at 17:56
    MCFortressThank you very much!!!!!
    I was not getting it, so after I read your guide, I was increasing my score: I got 500k, 600k, 700k and finally 800k after some attempts!
    THANK YOU!!!
    Posted by MCFortress On 11 Jan 19 at 23:15
    MattiasAndersonImpossible! My record is 200.000 points and I have read the guide and the comments many times. I have done over 50 attempts or so.

    Oh my! I just realised that there are 3 different cloudtops temple and when I read the third one I played the third level and that is the first cloudtop. It did not make sense how 4 statues could be an automatic 800k. Ok now we are talking!

    Finally! 835.880

    My best advice are to not play the wrong level laugh

    My second best advice is to stand kind off straight but yes stick out your but so you always keep your multiplier and steer gently. The middle row are very good as well and the inner circle can be a bit tough to get a good streak on straight away.

    I was on the ramp with enough points one time but the game ended. If you are on the ramp before the timer reach 0 you don´t have to worry about not getting the boss statue except I was just at the ramp and just too late.

    Steer gently yes!

    Not sure if the car you use matters but I used the Horizon.
    Posted by MattiasAnderson On 01 Dec 21 at 13:17
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