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Pinball FX2 (Xbox 360)

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Defeat Ultimo in Pinball FX2 (Xbox 360)

Defeat Ultimo462 (30)

Eliminate Ultimo on Iron Man! (Single player only)

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Achievement Guide for Defeat Ultimo

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Achievement won on 11 May 11
TA Score for this game: 5,112
Posted on 18 December 10 at 20:59, Edited on 14 May 11 at 04:28
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EDIT: I've finally beaten Ultimo, so I have some new tips. First, the basics.

To start the mode, you have to complete all the Tony Stark and Iron Man missions in one game. (See the guides for the Tony Stark and Iron Man achievements.)

Then, you have to hit the three mission-hole targets, and put the ball in the mission hole. Mandarin says something ominous like "Rise, my servant!", and Ultimo climbs out of a hole in the center of the playfield. This is a four-ball multiball mode, and Ultimo will occasionally catch balls and throw them, hard, at the flippers. Also of interest: near Ultimo, the balls move around erratically as if Mandarin's Vortex Tornado is active.

There are three random, changing flashing lanes, just like in Whiplash Attack mode. (This is kind of annoying because Ultimo blocks random lanes with his hands, but other than that all the ramps are accessible in spite of the giant robot being in the way.) Shoot a ball up a flashing lane to make it into a Fireball; then, hit Ultimo with the Fireball. Balls stay on fire for a few seconds; you can keep hitting Ultimo with the same Fireball as many times as you like until it turns back to a normal ball. You have to hit Ultimo 10 times. As soon as you get hit #10, the mode is over and you've won.

* First of all, I was persistent as hell. I played this game again and again, and became an expert. By the end, I was at the point where I could start Ultimo mode once every couple of hours, which was necessary, because I must have tried a dozen or so times before I beat him.
* If I didn't beat at least 2 Iron Man missions and 2 Tony Stark missions in Ball 1, I usually restarted the game. I often had all 6 Tony Stark missions done before ball 1 ended.
* In another guide, I wrote that you shouldn't even bother trying to get the extra ball. I changed my mind on that. It is very difficult. You have to advance the bonus to 10x, and then hit the Science Award ramp. To advance the bonus, you have to light the three targets at the top of the playfield (where the skill shot takes place). The best way to get up there is to shoot the ball up the right loop and nudge the table at just the right moment. You can also nudge the table when the ball is auto-launched due to a lock, a ball save, or a mission completion; and you can get a lot done during Mandarin's Electro Beam by hitting the left ramp. Use the right and left triggers to change which lane is unlit. On my winning run, I scored 2 extra balls, and I needed it's worth trying for.
* Once you're in Ultimo Mode, just try to pretend Ultimo isn't there and aim for ramps and loops like always. Don't try to figure out which ramps are lit...with 4 balls, there's just too much going on. Just try to get them up ramps and hope that you hear Pepper say something positive. Once you have a couple of fireballs going, get your money's worth and hit Ultimo with them as much as possible, but be careful not to let anything drain down the middle (you have your kickbacks always activated on the outlanes, right?).

Of all the achievements I've gotten, this one probably took the most you'd better love this game. Good luck!
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