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The Gold Standard

Earn gold medals in all challenges.

The Gold Standard+1.2
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JaggexedgeJaggexedge233,514
10 Sep 2009
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This achievement will unlock once you get Gold Medals in all of the following :

Normal Time Attack
Hard Time Attack
Normal Survival
Hard Survival

*Please note* You do not need to do any of the character specific Trials in order to obtain this achievement.


Here are some general things to know:

1. Completing a challenge in gold, means having one or more characters obtaining a gold standing in that challenge (Only one is needed though for the achievement).

2. The same character DOES NOT have to be used through out all of the challenges (So if you get a Gold with Ryu, it does not mean all your Golds have to be with Ryu).

3. When doing the Hard survival challenges, the minimum requirement for Gold (In all of them) is 40 Wins. You are free to continue on afterward, but 40 is the minimum.

4. For almost every trial (Minus Normal Survival Trail #19), Zangief is by far the easiest to use. If you want to check out my guide on using him (Without needed to be a pro), then click on this link - 'Giefing it up (A guide for using Zangief for achievements)

5. For Normal Survival Trail #19, using Akuma is preferred because of his standing fierce kick (While at a sweeping distance) is an easy 2 hits and locks the CPU in the corner.
NINja277Just a note to anyone going for this using zangief , if having trouble with survival level 4 be sure to use his PPP lariat not his KKK lariat . Its a bit slower but makes a HUGE difference in the timing . The only person i recommend using the KKK lariat on is Rufus , simply stay barely out of the sweep range and the instant the match starts and the instant he gets up start spamming KKK lariat until hes down , he should barely touch you.
Posted by NINja277 on 06 Sep 10 at 05:57
JaggexedgeIn the my Zangief guide (Link posted in point 4), I highly recommend using the PPP lariot for most of the encounters. The only exception being Cammy (For her Spiral Arrow and Cannon Spike with take priority over it).
Posted by Jaggexedge on 07 Sep 10 at 17:46
burymagnetsI meant to say thanks alot for this guide.
'Giefing it up made it hugely simple, really good work :)
Posted by burymagnets on 17 Apr 11 at 12:32
Funnnkyyyive tried using this a number of times (the double kick) as you need to do it in time attack level 14 as you cannot use the double lariat. This does nopt leave you with enough time to Gold the level. Any ideas?
Posted by Funnnkyyy on 20 May 11 at 09:11
Funnnkyyyive tried using this a number of times (the double kick) as you need to do it in time attack level 14 as you cannot use the double lariat. This does nopt leave you with enough time to Gold the level. Any ideas?
Posted by Funnnkyyy on 20 May 11 at 09:16
JaggexedgeI used Zangief's High Kick, Jump High Kick, and sweep (Being as cheap as hell is the key). However, my friend also great success with Sagat (Due to his reach).
Posted by Jaggexedge on 20 May 11 at 18:19
I hate this Fuc*ing achievement if it weren't for it, This game wouldn't even come close to taking as long to 1k as SSF4 does.
Posted on 03 Apr 12 at 20:43
KMetalmindFor those still having trouble with Normal Survival #19, because they can´t use Akuma´s Super or Ultra whenever they want, I´ve found a similar method using Fei Long. You spam the fierce kick + forward in a similar way than Akuma. It isn´t as fast or as good, but he has stronger defense and usually can defeat Seth without trouble. You can use his Super or Ultra easier, and although it can be blocked or evaded, it´s a lot better than not being able to use them at all. The jump + fierce kick usually wins in all aerial combats. I got to Bison on my first try, and I screwed up because I couldn´t do the Super at time...
Posted by KMetalmind on 26 Apr 12 at 15:54
ExistingChavezmen you know how mouch fights in hard survival i had to do in each level because in the first i did 76 and i get borred so i let them beat me and still i win the gol medal. sorry for my bad english i'm bad at gramatic
Posted by ExistingChavez on 17 Jun 12 at 03:26
JaggexedgeYou have to win 40 matches for each to get gold.
Posted by Jaggexedge on 18 Jun 12 at 01:53
RaPnBaLL26Wait seriously.. on challenge 19 you need to win 40 matches to get gold?
Posted by RaPnBaLL26 on 26 Mar 14 at 19:30
Sanadahttp://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/943711-street-fighter-iv/faqs/55... Here's a guide with requirements on all of the stages.

Rap, you only have to win 40 matches on each of the Hard stages...
Posted by Sanada on 08 May 14 at 19:55
Perfect guide. Thanks
Posted on 09 Aug 14 at 13:58
Thanks for that @Sanada
Posted on 17 Oct 17 at 04:47