View Solution

Food bank

Awarded for accumulating 40,000 points in the food bank.

Food bank0
4 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +
Shadow KisuragiShadow Kisuragi567,983
25 Apr 2011
76 3 22
I haven't seen this posted anywhere, and I don't remember where I found out about it, but this method can get you ~7000 fish per hour.

Play Barracuda Buffet (Level 36) and finish the stage. Before transitioning to the Bonus Stats screen, position your Orca so that it will die by an oyster while the Bonus Stats screen is up - the oysters continuously open and close in the background. If done correctly, you'll see the screen flash while counting up your Food Bank and Score and it'll reset the screen, doubling your Food Bank and Score (since it thinks you completed the stage twice).

This method will work for any stage, as long as you can find a way to die while the Bonus Stats screen is up and tallying your score. If anyone can find a non-Bonus stage that this will work on where the Food Bank can be easily doubled, please let me know and I'll update the solution.
Cuda Chris 72OMG!! i can say this totally works. i didnt get it to work every timr but im sure it was timing on my part if you are a second too early to the oyster it doesnt work but if your right on the zero time mark it will glitch. thank you!!! makes my life easier
Posted by Cuda Chris 72 on 11 May 11 at 13:30
GraPPLe iZ ProIt only glitches 2 times instead of everytime till u get to 40,000
Posted by GraPPLe iZ Pro on 25 Jun 11 at 05:47
Shadow KisuragiCan you explain Grapple? I've had this work every single time on Level 36, where it doubles your score for the stage.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 18 Jul 11 at 21:06
APB PlaysI can confirm that this works, but I found the stage extremely repetitive. I was also getting about 6500 to 7000 fish per hour just playing Deep Water Dreams, and I found that to be slightly more entertaining.
Posted by APB Plays on 05 Oct 11 at 15:09
izret102+1 :)
Posted by izret102 on 08 Jul 12 at 14:58
GrimaceTheGreyVery nice trick! Chiming in late here, but I think Grapple thought that it would keep glitching until you hit 40,000 basically hit it once and walk away.
Posted by GrimaceTheGrey on 15 Sep 12 at 00:23
Shadow KisuragiThat would make sense.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 15 Sep 12 at 02:57
Thanks, made things go MUCH faster! +1
Posted on 23 Sep 12 at 18:44
still works as of February 13, 2013
Posted on 14 Feb 13 at 02:38
PunzleyGreat solution, thanks!
Posted by Punzley on 28 Mar 14 at 22:37
SaahDrahcirAlso it should be noted that eating the poisonous fish counts towards the food bank as well. So if you have time to spare you could eat these fish as well (they don't count towards the 60 for this bonus stage). It's a small notation that could be obvious, but I thought I'd throw it in here just incase.
Posted by SaahDrahcir on 07 Jan 15 at 23:38
Chris8875Still working as of November 2016.
Posted by Chris8875 on 01 Nov 16 at 09:23
Mister BudsI know I'm over a decade late on this game but this solution is definitely the way to go for this achievement. You can get your fish eaten total to double every single time, even if you mess up and don't eat all 60 barracudas. Sometimes it takes up to a few seconds after the first stat screen finishes calculating. If you don't get it, you weren't in correct position for the oyster to eat you.

Just to note, I played the digital version of the game, downloaded from the marketplace. I didn't test the version on the XBLA compilation disc.
Posted by Mister Buds on 09 Feb 17 at 02:50
ShikWhat a terrible cheating way to obtain this.
Posted by Shik on 08 Feb 18 at 16:48
Shadow KisuragiWhy thank you!
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 08 Feb 18 at 17:00
SDREW44laugh What a Scrub!!.
Posted by SDREW44 on 09 Feb 18 at 00:07
ShadowEchelon91I've got the XBLA disc version and this does not seem to work. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Posted by ShadowEchelon91 on 17 Apr 19 at 19:42
Shadow KisuragiI've got the disc at home I can attempt this with, but you'll hear the "chomp" sound during the end screen, the screen will reset (if you get eaten), and it'll start counting back up again.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Apr 19 at 20:01
ShadowEchelon91Thanks for the response after so many years lol. I usually play without sound so I'll turn the volume up today and see if I hear the sound. Definitely haven't seen the screen reset.

Seems for me that the clams stop moving at all once you complete the stage - if they're open they just sit open.
Posted by ShadowEchelon91 on 22 Apr 19 at 15:51
Shadow KisuragiGood to know. I did get it to work on a separate bonus stage back in the day, but it didn't give me any where near the same amount for the effort.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 22 Apr 19 at 19:24
ShadowEchelon91So it does work on barracuda buffet, but I havent got it to work on any other levels.

Thanks for the help.
Posted by ShadowEchelon91 on 23 Apr 19 at 21:10
SeitzzI found this way faster than doing 37, probably about half the time for about the same amount of progress. Great solution!
Posted by Seitzz on 18 Dec 19 at 00:37