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Eradicator

Clear a total of 100,000 lines

Eradicator+0.2
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MC0REBEMC0REBE544,319
13 Oct 2013 23 Nov 2013
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Hey guys,
This is a horrible grind, but luckily the game is quite enjoyable and it's getting very addicting when you try to beat the scores of your friend. For this achievement however, you shouldn't focus on getting big scores as the game gives you close to nothing when it comes to in-game coins. I will share you the strategy I'm currently using, and in my case it's really paying off. I could see why people wouldn't use this if they found something better, but feel free to share it with me as I'm currently going for this. The described method can also be used to unlock:
Tetris Blitz (WP)EliminatorThe Eliminator achievement in Tetris Blitz (WP) worth 38 pointsClear a total of 10,000 lines


1. LEARN THE GAME
This is obvious, so I'll keep it at this. Remember to go for lines directly when your game starts and go in Frenzy-mode as fast as possible as that will be a big help to clear more lines at once. There are also Pro-video's available in the game since the last update, which should help you clear more lines once you've figured out the methods the devs are using.

2. DON'T USE FINISHERS
Finishers are quite expensive and don't pay off when it comes to clearing lines but it does when it comes to big scores. Personally I didn't spend coins on them and mostly got them by the gambling wheel which brings me to my next point.

3. BOOT YOUR GAME EVERY 4 HOURS
Every 4 hours you will receive a free spin and the ones you already received will be marked out. That being said, it should be impossible to land on the same tile twice in a row. You could be the lucky guy getting 100,000 in-game coins or you could get unlucky and only receive 1,000. Either way, be happy with what you get, as every little bit helps.

4. LEARN THE PURPOSE OF THE POWER UPS
As a guys who spent real money to buy the Pro Pack, I can say that not every power up is really good when it comes to clearing lines. Personally I'm currently using the Power Up of The Week along with Lasers. The Lasers can clear your board which could cause a huge cascade when you enter Frenzy, which again, is good to get done with this grind as soon as possible. Other good power ups in my eyes would be Avalanche, Quake and Lucky Seven. All the others can be used to increase your timer or getting more points, which doesn't really help you getting 100,000 lines. Be wise and find the power up that suits you best. I'm currently getting 100+ lines for every game I finish, so maybe you could try my tactic and see how far you get.

5. AIM FOR A HIGH IN-GAME LEVEL
As said in the solution from https://www.trueachievements.com/DOA+hed.htm, you will need to aim for level 35 of higher; depending on how many power ups you use. The grind is ridiculously long in hours (I'm 25 hours busy at the time of writing), so prepare to invest a lot of time.

I hope I helped some of you with these hints. As written before, every one has his own play styles so don't downvote this solution because it doesn't suit you. Let me know what you guys are currently using so I can perhaps change my own tactics and improve this solution.

Good luck guys!
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- MC0REBE
takuto nekoI actually used the time extender because it allowed me to obtain around 130 to 140 lines per round. Without it I was only nabbing around 90 to 100. I consistently noticed the difference when I didn't have this on.

I found Finishers while expensive did give me an advantage in clearing lines but only at the very start of the game, they deplete your coin resource very quickly if you're not careful. I managed to get this achievement when I was either level 32 or 33 but I did take advantage of Finishers when just starting out in the game.

I used - Timer, Avalanche (which was about 5600 coins) for majority of my game.
Posted by takuto neko on 14 Oct 13 at 04:12
MC0REBEAvalanche is 5,000 coins and personally, I don't like the time extender but I can see the positive side on using it. I only used finishers at the start, to get the related achievement, but I'm not using for the very same reason you stated
Posted by MC0REBE on 21 Oct 13 at 22:49
HaylzHedgehog86Thanks for the guide. I am well in to the habit of opening the game every 4 hours so I would definitely recommend that nugget of info but personally never seem to get anything other than 1k coins or treasure chests. Every little helps though, as they say! Would be nice to have a tracker for this one.
Posted by HaylzHedgehog86 on 12 Nov 13 at 22:24
MC0REBEI switched to Avalanche actually, I'm about 120 on average. A tracker would be awesome, and seeing as my girlfriend has one on the iPhone makes me sad :(
Posted by MC0REBE on 23 Nov 13 at 20:15
Saft Und Kraftwrite it down. I started keeping track at level 29. I just hit level 35 today. doing a level a day with Avalanche as often as possible. the time extension is a bad idea, why you ask? because it makes a 2 minute match last even longer and I prefer to keep the rounds normal. I have 50,000 since level 29 now. I'm starting to wonder if it glitched on me too.
Posted by Saft Und Kraft on 27 Nov 13 at 02:51
b30118218Im level 30 and i have been keeping track since the start using excel to record my results, after 940+ games and going over 100,000 i still have no achievement, so im guessing one of the two updates reset my results somewhere down the line -.-
Posted by b30118218 on 28 Nov 13 at 20:02
MC0REBESorry to hear about the glitches guys. I'm currently halfway 32 and I feel I'm close to unlock those last two achievements. Maybe we should try to contact EA and point out those things? And maybe try asking for a tracker. iPhones have them, I can't see why WP's couldn't have those.
Posted by MC0REBE on 01 Dec 13 at 16:37
Saft Und KraftIt's definitely glitched now because of the update. I started keeping track at level 29 and I have accumulated 101,000 plus since then at level 40 now.
Posted by Saft Und Kraft on 06 Dec 13 at 17:47
Saft Und KraftI think I'm going to delete then install and start over. Hit 124k lines and no achievement.
Posted by Saft Und Kraft on 12 Dec 13 at 02:53
MC0REBEHoly f*ck. I hope it didn't glitch on me. Just reached 33 and going strong while clearing over 100 lines each game. Not really keeping track, but I'm sure I'm close to it
Posted by MC0REBE on 12 Dec 13 at 19:17
Forbin523I just hit level 31 and the new update shows that I'm only about 20% of the way to 100k lines. Has anybody else had this problem?
Posted by Forbin523 on 14 Dec 13 at 20:39
Skanker irlWith the new update, the tracker does seem a bit off. I am at level 24 and according to that orange bar it looks like I am like 5% of the way there.
Posted by Skanker irl on 15 Dec 13 at 03:48
MC0REBEYeah, my progress got reset. 23,000 lines in again facepalm
Posted by MC0REBE on 31 Dec 13 at 11:36
Bridge188Finally finished this today. The second update had reset my progress, as when the third update went live my bar was half full. Grinding another 50k lines later... it popped mid-game. No idea why there isn't a counter - as of update 3 there's a lines completed challenge which does which you can use to vaguely track your progress.
Posted by Bridge188 on 11 Jan 14 at 15:58
nfgmusicPaulEA doesn't care about achievements
Posted by nfgmusicPaul on 14 Jan 14 at 05:49
Skanker irlJust got reset. This is bullshit.
Posted by Skanker irl on 08 Mar 14 at 19:39
Skanker irlThere is a thread about it here:
http://answers.ea.com/t5/Tetris-Blitz/Eradicator-Achievement...
Posted by Skanker irl on 08 Mar 14 at 19:50
Flexzthamanyou can track your progress, tap the box with the lines in the upper left, go to achievements and then there's 2nd from the top one that tracks your lines (at least until 50k, probably further), I'm currently at 18.460.
Posted by Flexzthaman on 17 Apr 14 at 06:49
stavrosmctYou can see the tracking bar on the windows 8 Nokia Lumia phone - Im on level 27 and 3/4 of the way acording to the tracker but reading this means Im worried about the update as my phone does it automatically....this achievment is doing my head in - totally making me hate this game....but its 20 points + 20 points for getting all the achievments on the game - worth it though!
Posted by stavrosmct on 13 May 14 at 12:50
KinectKid333I wonder what would take longer, the solid gold achievement (in forza 3) or this one. Im currently grinding both and it is boring as hell.
Posted by KinectKid333 on 07 Sep 14 at 19:50
Original Dr TPopped this today with 102,365 lines cleared. I started the game in October of 2013, so the updates didn't seem to have effected me much. For the last 50,000 line clears I used avalanche and lasers and was averaging 100 lines a game.
Posted by Original Dr T on 18 Dec 14 at 00:15
KilledThricedI did 131k line clears to get this achievement to pop. It was such a headache I wasn't even excited when it popped. I was just wondering if it was actually worth it. Once I unlocked twin rams, I used that and time shift to average about 130 clears a game.
Posted by KilledThriced on 16 Apr 15 at 13:22
Skanker irl114,000 lines...level 38+...I have the achievement for having all other achievements...yet my Eradicator bar is back at zero and the achievements is still unlocked.

Unbelievable.
Posted by Skanker irl on 24 Jul 15 at 20:25
supadryzA little advise for this needed. How are the lines cleared saved. As the phone I had this saved on was reset, but login in to Facebook has my saved data & Lines cleared is over 100k. So have I lost all info for Achievement. or am I still able to get this through Facebook saved data?
Posted by supadryz on 06 Dec 15 at 21:39
Skanker irl^ good question.
Posted by Skanker irl on 22 Dec 15 at 02:22
TanukiVNo, facebook saved data won't trigger the Eradicator achievement. I had to do another 100K until the xbox progress bar for Eradicator filled up again
Posted by TanukiV on 24 Aug 16 at 00:34