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Gold Rush

Win 3 gold medals

Gold Rush0
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12 Jul 2011
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**NOTE** If you have met these requirements already on either the XBLA or GWFL Lunar Lander you get these three achievements for 60gs as soon as you purchase the game.

There are three medal types: Score (750 points), Survival (5:00 minutes), and Play Time (50:00 Minutes).

You get 50 Points for a proper, soft landing. Then of course there are a few multipliers scattered about to increase that. So a 5x landing would net 250 points. So I would attempt 5x landings as often as possible to obtain 750 points for a gold medal. Keep in mind you can float most of the way down to keep your fuel consumption low, and that it may be beneficial to shoot for a 2,3, or 4x multiplier instead if it is considerably closer.

If you want a visual example, just view the leaderboard section from the main menu. From here, you can view the replays of top players on the Global WP7 leaderboard to get an idea on how to score big.

This simply means you must survive in a single play session for a set amount of time or longer. The gold medal is obtained after 5 Mins. To survive a long period of time, just work the throttle to float as long as possible, score does not matter. You'll want to land softly as crashing reduces fuel. You'll likely obtain this naturally though anyways on your gold medal score run.

Time Played:
You must play a cumulative 50 minutes for the gold medal. May happen naturally as you work towards other achievements, otherwise float as long as possible to run up the cumulative clock.

**Adapted from my own guide on x360a
neeker75How do you actually "land softly" for this game? I've never played this before and even when it seems my ship is nicely aligned to land on a flat surface, it crashes.
Posted by neeker75 on 16 Nov 11 at 08:29
litepinkYour ship must be level, and the surface flat, and work the rockets so that you land very very softly. There are numbers on your HUD telling you how fast your falling. Ideally, this shouldn't be any lower than (-)15, and as close to zero as possible.
Posted by litepink on 16 Nov 11 at 13:32
neeker75Thank you. I barely managed 755. Lol
Posted by neeker75 on 18 Nov 11 at 06:26
Knockout MooseHola, I found this difficult on my i sucked it up and paid the 240msp to buy it in Game Room - got it first try! So, if you suck at this and have some points then this method might be for you!
Posted by Knockout Moose on 07 Jan 12 at 11:48
GammyGreenGiantjust made 1050, it popped on my phone but it's not on
Posted by GammyGreenGiant on 04 Mar 12 at 02:35
M0NKEY R4NGERQuestion... If you have game room on your Xbox and get gold medals on your WP7 phone, do they count towards the golds you need for achievements on Xbox console version of game room??
Posted by M0NKEY R4NGER on 22 Mar 12 at 20:22
litepinkYes, they work both ways. From Xbox to Phone or Phone to Xbox. I think you'd either need to purchase the game on Xbox or at least purchase one "play"
Posted by litepink on 22 Mar 12 at 21:48
M0NKEY R4NGERI can confirm that if you bought the game on your WP7 that all golds you earn add up towards golds in the Game Room on Xbox console and you don't hafta buy the game on the Xbox for it to sync. I opened Game Room and got a couple achievos as soon as I opened from my medals on this WP7 version.
Posted by M0NKEY R4NGER on 23 Mar 12 at 20:32
I don't understand, I've bought this in game room got all 3 gold, launched on wp8 and I still need the score medal, so I installed on my wp7 launched the game and in that I need all 3 medals how do I sync the games so it registers the medals? Thanks
Posted on 14 Oct 13 at 11:11
litepinkThe servers are very poor for this title- sometimes it takes multiple restarts to connect to the Game Room servers. I have no other advice to offer up in terms of server connections, sorry :(
Posted by litepink on 14 Oct 13 at 19:28
Rusty Nail zhThe game toom servers seem to be down. I got all 3 golds on XBLA and the achievements didn't unlock. So maybe the guide has to mention this...
Posted by Rusty Nail zh on 12 May 14 at 16:04
EddieM1974It seems the game room servers are down permanently in the Netherlands (?). Countless attempts resulted in absolutely nothing. Would be nice if it was mentioned in the guide as a warning for people before they actually buy any game room games for WP...
Posted by EddieM1974 on 15 Jun 14 at 19:29