3. Story walkthrough
Since our goal is to get all 1,000G, I would recommend starting the game on Normal to get all of your characters up to around levels 35-40 for when we tackle hard mode.
Fin Fang Foom is defeated by shooting him while he is flying around the outside of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Shooting him forces him to make a crash landing on the landing deck. Once he hits the deck, pummel him until he raises his arms and hold LT. Your hero will block and be pushed away from where Foom takes off. Shoot him down again and pummel him yet again, this will be required 3-4 times to defeat him entirely. During the battle, some enemies will try to distract you, but they are easily subdued. After you defeat Foom, you will unlock:
Before you fight M.O.D.O.K., he will ask you 3 sets of questions.
First Possible Question
What is the atomic symbol for gold? Au
What percentage of the Earth's atmosphere is oxygen? 21%
Which of the following is not a Geologic period of the Earth? Neoprene
What does M.O.D.O.K. stand for? Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing
Which of these is capable of escaping a black hole? Nothing
Second Possible Question
What force holds you to the Earth? Gravity
Who is Loki the true son of? Laufey
In which type of matter are atoms most tightly packed? Solid
What is the speed of light? 186,282.397 miles per second
Which of the following animals is not a marsupial? Platypus
Third Possible Question
How far is the Earth from the Sun? 8.3 Light Minutes
What is the half-life of Strontium 90? 29.1 years
Which of the following is not a subatomic particle? Fumf
Which race exterminated itself with technology from The Watchers? Prosilicans
Which is not a measurement of time? Ion
The battle is simple enough, hit him until he is defeated and don't let his cronies bother you too much.
Tiger Shark and Attuma are easy enough to defeat, but there is a trick to keep them from swimming out of reach of your combos or energy powers. At each end of the Throne Room, there are 2 terminals. Activate one of the terminals and have all of your heroes swim into one of the two whirlpools next to the terminal. Attuma and Tiger Shark will come attack you, and be unable to escape while you beat them up. Deal out as much damage until the suction stops and head over to the terminals on the other side of the room and activate it. Swim into a whirlpool again and do the same thing all over again.
You cannot hurt the Kraken with physical attacks from your heroes. You must stand in front of one of the four pillars in the arena. The Kraken will break a gap into them and you will need to move a hero inside it. After that you will have a short, easy button pressing sequence that ends with the pillar falling on the Kraken. When the hole is made, 4 or 5 enemies will come out of each pillar. All of the enemies will need to be defeated before you cause the Kraken to topple another pillar. After you bring down all 4 pillars, you will win the following achievement:
In the Valley of Spirits, Grey Gargoyle can be a pain on any difficulty because he can freeze you in place and get healed by his minions. You should use heroes with long to medium range energy attacks to keep him at bay. Flying heroes are at an advantage here because Grey Gargoyle cannot reach them. When he is about to strike you with his "Stone Touch" his fist will glow like a charge move. If he hits you, that hero will be frozen in place for a little while, so it is best to distract him with other heroes. After his health gets low enough there will be healing shamans that will come to his aid along with lower level enemies. Defeating shamans makes the battle much quicker.
Mandarin is easy to fight at first, but after about 25% of his health is gone, he will teleport into a protected room. At this time, there will be crawling ants that explode when they come close to anyone in your group. There will also be bigger Ultimo bots that will follow you around and try and destroy you. What you need to do is lead an ant around the room until you find a glowing circle. After the ant is teleported into Mandarin's room it will explode, destroying the robot and the computer that kept the force field in front of Mandarin up. Now your heroes can step onto the circle that the ant went on and start beating up Mandarin. He will teleport to another room after his health is lowered and you will need to use the same ant trick to fight him again and again until he is defeated.
DLC: Take Cyclops with you to get the following achievement in Murderworld
To defeat Arcade you need to make sure his big robot is standing on the target in the center of the big arena. After it is standing there, fall into one of the trap doors and a button pressing sequence will occur (pound the button on screen!). The robot will end up punching itself in the head, and resulting in damage. Rinse and repeat until it blows up.
DLC: Take Magneto with you when you start Mephisto's Realm to attain
Blackheart is most quickly dispatched by destroying all of the black-purple energy pylons on his edge of the map. This prevents him from regenerating health and makes for a much easier boss battle. Just keep hitting him and soon enough he will be defeated. *Do note that it does not matter which hero you save when it comes to achievements (Jean or Nightcrawler)
Three combat achievements are attainable in one of Mephisto's puzzles. Consult the Combat Guide for all 3 achievements regarding throwing enemies to their deaths.
To defeat Mephisto, you will need to break all 5 statues of either Jean Grey or Nightcrawler. After you damage him enough, he will form a sword. Steal it with X and press the button on screen, DO NOT try and hurt him with his own sword, that will heal him. Use the weapon to destroy all the statues of your fallen comrade and the devil himself will fall in defeat.
After you free Tyr, Enchantress and Executioner will appear and want to fight you. After you damage Executioner enough, Enchantress will start to heal him. Start to focus on her now and whittle away hear health. After a time she will kiss one of your heroes, and they will not damage her for a time. After this happens, either switch to another hero and fight her or use the affected hero on Executioner. The battle is easy enough since Enchantress does hardly any damage to you at all.
Ymir is easily defeated by stealing a spear from one of his cronies and holding onto it until he strikes his club on the ground. After he does this, use the hero holding the spear to impale the back of his neck to hurt him; this is done by successfully completing the button sequence on-screen. Do this five times and he will fall.
After you "defeat" Loki on the Raven's Spire, you will be asked to gather 4 swords. After doing so Loki is revealed as Nick Fury in disguise. Run from portal to portal until you find Loki's old body encased in ice. By this time Loki's consciousness in the Destroyer Armor will have found you. Beat on the armor until an energy shockwave is released, this shatters Loki from the ice and he is defeated. Achievement Unlocked.
DLC: If you have Sabertooth, put him in your party for the duration of the missions that you are in space so you can get:
During the Skrull Cityscape, remove every hero from your party except a flying/swinging hero. If you don't defeat any enemies, you will unlock this achievement. Do not worry about the ships that are dropping bombs from above, they don't count against you.
Completed Skrull Cityscape level without defeating a single enemy.
When you first encounter Gladiator, you will quickly find out that you cannot directly hurt him. You must avoid his attacks until the computers around the room are activated. Using them will result in the energy vacuum in the room to steal his shield away. After this happens, you can hurt him until the power is restored to him. Rinse and repeat four or five times and the mighty Gladiator will topple.
To defeat Deathbird you need to beat on her until her force field comes up. After this happens, you must hit the crystal in the center of the room. Doing this lowers her shield and will start a button pressing sequence in which you counter her attack, and drive her into the ground. Do this four times or more and you've unlocked the next achievement.
Titannus is defeated by constantly hitting him with all of your heaviest attacks. His resistance to all attacks is VERY high, so take heroes that can dish out damage and have a relatively high amount of health. This battle isn't too tough, but it will require switching heroes to ones with full energy to maximize damage.
Galactus is defeated by disabling all three generators around the boss platform. Run from terminal to terminal and activate all of them with X. The enemy respawns are unlimited here, however, Galactus can damage his own minions. After all three generators are de-activated, you will need to pass a button pressing sequence with Silver Surfer. This mini-game causes Galactus' bolt of energy to detonate early and damage him, a feat that is otherwise impossible for you. Repeat this process four times and you've toppled the eater of worlds.
DLC: Before entering the green portal to face Doom, if you have Dr. Doom as a playable character, take him to the final boss fight. You will unlock
Dr. Doom's battle requires you to defeat a dark version of the Fantastic Four. They are not difficult but using your favorite characters does make the battle seem like the fate of the world truly hangs in the balance. After you defeat them, Doom will power up a number of generators around the throne room. You only need to make sure one of the Fantastic Four comes out of each one. After all the red Xs are gone from the mini-map, jump, swing, or fly to initiate a button pressing sequence that will steal some of Doom's power. You are now powerful enough to defeat him. There is nothing more to this fight so, beat him up and watch you destiny unfold. The following achievements will unlock, difficulty does not matter.
The last and final achievement is:
Beat Marvel: Ultimate Alliance in Hard Mode.
It will require multiple playthroughs of the game. To be able to beat Dr. Doom at the end I would say your main 4 heroes need to be between levels 80 and 85. With these levels, your heroes can dole out loads of damage and still take plenty of punishment from Dr. Doom at the end of the game. After getting every achievement besides this one, start a new game on normal and when the game prompts you, choose: Load Game Statistics. This will allow you to load a brand new game on a new difficulty (or the same one) with all of your unlocked powers, equipment and S.H.I.E.L.D. credits. You will also be allowed to collect the simulator discs over again to earn lots of EXP as they can be replayed over and over again. Happy hunting.
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