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Gold Medal Winner

Get Gold on all trick races.

Gold Medal Winner0
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TheBlackDragonXTheBlackDragonX471,489
04 Jan 2009 24 Apr 2015
20 2 10
This achievement is extremely hard to achieve. Unfortunately there is no easy way around this achievement and you cannot do it with the Goblin DLC.

There are 48 races in total and the breakdown is as follows:

Easy: Races 1-10
Medium: Races 11-30
Hard: Races 31-48

You unlock the medium races after medaling appxroimately 8 easy races and the hard races unlock after medalling all easy races and medalling approximately 14-18 medium races (This needs clarification, but this is when they unlocked for me on both the red and black suited spiderman).

These are a handfull of tips I posted on a thread in another forum.

There is no difference in terms of speed/balance between suits, only combat differences, which is not required for races. So it does not matter which suit you use.

Many people say always use the mega web zip to go from checkpoint to checkpoint, I find that this can be very inaccurate to get into checkpoints and should only be used when checkpoints are more then 80m away. For checkpoints which are closer together I tapped LT twice to make me web a little faster and more accurately get to into the checkpoint. Start off just trying to gold all the easy races, races 1-7 are really easy, races 8-10 are a little more challenging. These races are simple and only utilise fast web zipping between checkpoints and landing.

Once you have done these you should have mastered the basics of webbing really fast from checkpoint to checkpoint. Then start work on the medium races, races 11-21 are not that hard to gold with a little practice, races 22-30 are far more challenging in general.

The medium races bring in more tricks into the races such as: wall running, wall crawling and wall jumping. Races that require wall running here is a neat trick: to keep momentum hold LT and with your fingers hold A and B and move up the wall (I it is much easier to do this with fingers rather than your thumb). As you run up the wall keep hold of LT and B while pushing forward with your left joystick, then let go of the A button. This will cause you to jump up the wall. Once you are back on the wall, hold the A button again and keep repeating. This will not only stop you losing momentum on wall running, but also allow you to wall run much faster. If a wall jump is required press the A button as usual, but then let go of the B just afterwards. This will jump you off the wall and stop you going back onto it.

Wall crawling is a simple technique. Make sure you press B at the wall first before holding LT. This will put you into a wall crawl, once you are in a wall crawl, hold LT and move ith the joystick to crawl faster. Also jumping by pressing A up the wall allows you to scale buildings even faster (same as wall running).

Race 24 is really hard, you will have to perfect web zipping through the park without any mistakes, it will take a long time so you will have to be persistent. The hardest medium race is race 28 it was the third to last race I got on gold and was really annoying, to get gold you have to get 45 secs (I once got 45.008, I was not very happy) I would leave this to one of the last races you do. The best tip I can give for this race is when you need to get on top of the buildings really quickly, while doing a normal web swing hold LT to make you go faster and hold A, then when you get near the building let go of A this will make you jump really high in the air to get on top of the building, this will save you about 4 secs of time as you don't have to wall run or wall crawl up the buildings.

Then you have 18 hard races to do, not much I can do here to give you any help except tell you to practice, a lot. Its best to start with the easier races first and work up to the harder ones. The easier races are definitely race 31, 36, 37 and 48 so try these first and whatever you do leave these races to last 32, 33, 39, 40, 44 and 47. These are by far the hardest races in the game, race 39 was the last race I did and was horrible.

The hard trick races have two lovely tricks called loops and orbits in some of the races, these are hard to pull off and are really time wasting, it is due to these that make race 39 the hardest race in the game by a long way. The trick to pulling of successful loops and orbits is to web as close as you can to the pole/object that you are required to loop or orbit round. This makes it easier to web to the correct object and reduces the distance of the loop/orbit, because of the shorter web. The shorter the distance that you travel whilst doing the orbit will allow you to get more speed as you release your web from the loop/orbit. Make sure you hold/tap LT whilst performing the loop/orbit to travel round faster.

Besides that I cant really offer any advice except make sure you have web swing speed 7 ( max swing speed) and make sure you practice and have a shit load of patience. Listen to some relaxing music while trying these, it helps relieve some of the stress.

Do not attempt this achievement until you have every other achievement. You will need several hours of practice with Spidey to be able to pull these off.

Stuck on a race? Post in the comments or send me an xbox live message for any specific questions and I will try my best to answer them as soon as possible. Happy swinging.

TBDX
ChiroVetteNeoDelete commentGreat tips, thanks!

Okay, I have this on the PS3, so my only goal is to get ANY medal in all the races since this game has no Trophies. I got medals in all but two. One is just a matter of time, which is #44. I am just about 8 seconds off the Bronze score. The one I cannot even begin to figure out is #33. That is the one at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge where you have to jump from round cable to round cable. The problem is that Spidey CANNOT seem to hold his footing. Even when I force him into "wall crawl" he can't seem to negotiate the cables at all, and I keep falling off. Any advice on this race? Again, I could honestly care less about Gold. I just want to get my 100% completion.

Thanks!
Posted by ChiroVetteNeo on 19 Jul 09 at 03:58
TheBlackDragonXCant really give much advice unfortunately, that race is probably the second hardest in the game. There is no easy way to do that race unfortunatly.
Posted by TheBlackDragonX on 19 Jul 09 at 14:48
ChiroVetteNeoyeah I got it actually. The strange thing is that it was not as hard as I thought it was, to be honest. It was just more tedious. Once I devised a pattern of web zip to the first checkpoint, web-zip + jump to the second, double jump to the third and then 4th, followed by webslinging through the 5th, and then a series of jumps and zips for the rest of the ones on the bridge cables, I ended up beating it with like 6 seconds left. Dude, I am SO GLAD that I bought this game for the PS3 and not the 360! Because if I did I might actually be tempted to go for the Gold Achievement, and I cannot even begin to imagine the skill and insane dedication involved in that! Anyway, I finally got medals in all the races.

I do have a question about the Hard Bomb Tours. Do you have any advice on them? I am having particular problems with the puzzle parts where you have to redirect the yellow current. The mazes are so complicated that I cannot figure them out before time runs out.
Posted by ChiroVetteNeo on 20 Jul 09 at 03:16
TheBlackDragonXI think the patterns repeat when you retry the tour, not 100% certain havnt played the game in over a year. So keep replaying until you memorise them.
Posted by TheBlackDragonX on 20 Jul 09 at 13:26
ChiroVetteNeoNo, they keep changing. I wish they did and it was just a matter of memorizing them. The biggest problem I am having is with those damned circuit boards where you have to direct the current. I just cannot get them fast enough, plus the game keeps redirecting the buttons on me. This is a real nightmare. I have 6/8, but the final two are just absolutely absurd!
Posted by ChiroVetteNeo on 21 Jul 09 at 13:24
TheBlackDragonXSorry dude my memory is completely shot on that game, can only really remember some of the races it has been so long since I played it. I think bomb tour 7 is not too bad so try that one first, if bomb tour 8 is at the subway station then leave that until last as it much harder (I think), try and practice on tour 7 more.
Posted by TheBlackDragonX on 21 Jul 09 at 15:06
BUGAJ75 RETURNSMy top 5 hardest 39,32,47,22,24. 39 Is insane because of the end where you have to orbit into a loop that race took me a day and a half to gold. 32 is tough because of the wall jumps and the sign at the end which is a choke feast. 47 is hard because you cant make a mistake the time is really tight.22 has a blind webzip from a wall run multiple times.

Its hard for me to put 33 in the list cuz i got 53 secs on that race literally didnt make a mistake. Just going from personal experience.
Posted by BUGAJ75 RETURNS on 23 Jul 10 at 01:56
DarkHeart PLIs there a video solution for this in the net?
Can someone upload videos for the hardest ones?
Posted by DarkHeart PL on 22 Mar 11 at 18:25
TheBlackDragonXThere has been no videos I know of. I thought about doing it a while back but they are so damn difficult I couldn't bring myself to do them again. Would have recorded it the first time, but I never expected to actually gold them when I started.
Posted by TheBlackDragonX on 22 Mar 11 at 23:07
Holy Murderer5man race 22 iss kicking my ass - i dont see how its possible
Posted by Holy Murderer5 on 21 Aug 11 at 13:49