Small Arms

Welcome to the walk through for Small Arms. This game starts off pretty fun as a nice arcade brawler but can get a little boring when you get to the point of grinding out a few of the achievements.

In this walk through I will show you how to get all the achievements in the best possible way starting with the story mode and moving through to the other modes and the 100 wins grind.

During this walkthrough I recommend using either Ivar or Tyrone (Ivar can only be used if you have the DLC and will need to be used to complete mission mode for an achievement) but you can use any character you want (except for the aforementioned achievement).

To get all achievements in this game a 2nd controller is recommended and you will also need another gamer who already has the below achievement. Online for this game is relatively dead at this point, so you will likely need to find another person to join in:

Six Degrees of Small Arms

Play online to 'catch' this elusive Achievement

Six Degrees of Small Arms
3 guidesOnline Game ModeVersusViral

The story mode for this game is pretty straight forward and just requires you to win matches that get progressively harder, I will provide certain tips for each mission where possible (they do not work 100% of the time but do work more often than not). This should make it very easy but don't worry if you lose all your lives as you can just continue. You will lose half of your current score but this will not affect your achievements and you carry on from the mission you are on with full lives.

I recommend playing as Tyrone if you do not have the DLC as his freeze attack makes some levels a lot easier. If you do have the DLC I recommend playing as Ivar as you will need to complete the story as either Ivar or Gullarp for an achievement and I think Ivar is the bes. This is because if you take advantage of the game's poor AI in some levels, Ivar's special attack can make it really easy. I will be writing 2 walkthroughs of the story depending on if you pick Tyrone or Ivar the missions will be different.

Tyrone

1. Outhouse - You can try getting the enemy to follow you over the gap in the bridge and freeze them so they fall though or just keep shooting them this mission is really easy.

2. Train - Try to freeze the enemies on the left side of the train and try to stick to the right side of the train. When the enemies fall off-screen, they will die.

3. Target range - You don't need to do anything on this level just either waste all your ammo or wait for the time to run out.

4. Bazaar - Try and get the enemy to follow you under the little building on the right and then jump off and dash onto the roof when they try to follow you freeze them so they fall to their death.

5. Moonbase - There is not really a strategy to this level except freezing the enemies and then shooting them while they are frozen.

6. Outhouse - Jump onto the platform on the far left and the enemies should huddle together on the bridge. Just keep shooting them and when they die they should go back to the same place.

7. Target Range - Again you do not need to do anything on this level. to pass it.

8. Waterfall - Try and get the enemies to follow you over gaps and freeze them so they fall.

9. Train - Same technique as last time but I would say this is probably the toughest level so don't worry if you fail a few times. Try to pick up food as much as you can even if its just so the enemy cant use it.

10. Sewer/Boss - For the first section you will have to fight 2 little robots. Don't move when the game starts and just continuously shoot to the right. When 1 is dead they may come unstuck. In this case just use the freeze and shoot method. When both are dead a big robot will appear. Just use the freeze and shoot method on him too and this battle will be easily won. If more little robots spawn, just concentrate on the big robot as when this is dead the game will finish.

After this level you will get:

Complete Mission Mode

Awarded for completing Mission Mode

Complete Mission Mode
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

Ivar

1. Bazarr - No tips for this one really; you could try going under the bottom right building with the enemy following you. Then jump and boost up onto the roof of the building and slashing the enemy while they are in the air, but this does not work too often.

2. Village - Go to the left side of the tunnel at the bottom. Aim right and hold LT this will work more often than not and the enemies will keep going back to the same location.

3. Target range - You don't need to do anything on this level just either waste all your ammo or wait for the time to run out.

4. Iceberg - It is best to go jump onto the mast on the left side. Look at the enemy and hold LT. The enemy will often keep going back to the same location.

5. Train - There are not really any tips for this level except for keep getting health and try to pick up the freeze gun and freeze the enemies on the left side of the screen. This way they get stuck behind.

6. Outhouse - Jump onto the platform just left of the bridge and aim at the enemies on the bridge and hold LT. The enemies should keep going to the same location.

7. Target Range - Once again you do not need to do anything on this level to proceed.

8. Train - No new tips. See Level 5 above.

9. Bazarr - I found this level the toughest of the lot. I recommend picking up food whenever possible and just spamming LT attacks. Also aim for the pig a lot as when he puts down his mines you can throw your sword at him and it will blow up the mine and do big damage.

10. Sewer/Boss - At the start of the level do not move and just keep using your LT attack the hit the little robots. After they are dead, a big robot will spawn. Keep using the same attack on him and collecting food when possible. If more little robots spawn, just concentrate on the big one as the others will die when the big one does.

After completing the game as Ivar you will get both (the first one if you didn't do the game with a different character previously):

Complete Mission Mode

Awarded for completing Mission Mode

Complete Mission Mode
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

and

Honorary Barbarian

Complete Mission Mode playing as Ivar or Gullarp

Honorary Barbarian
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerMain Storyline

This page covers the miscellaneous achievements that you will earn outside of the story mode.

First of all select single player and select training mode. Just follow the on screen instructions and you will unlock:

Completed Training

Complete the Single Player training mode with any character

Completed Training
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

Now go back to single player mode and select the shooting range. It doesn't matter which character you pick as you will always get the same gun. Now you will need to get 10000 points in 30 seconds. The point system is as follows:

Green Targets = 100 points
Red Targets = 250 points
Blue Targets = 500 points
Gray Targets - 2,500 points

If you hit the bulls-eye of the target you will get double points. There are 2 ways to go about this. You can either keep constantly firing at the blue targets and hope that you end with enough points or you can jump and dash onto the green target and then jump onto the red and then blue targets. At the top you will now see the grey targets. You will only need to hit 4 of these to get the target points. Either way, after you do it and get 10000 points (and the game ends), you will unlock:

Marksmanship

Score over 10,000 in the 'Shooting Range'

Marksmanship
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

Next choose challenge mode. These achievements can be tough but there is an easier way of doing this. I recommend that you choose Tyrone for this one as his freeze ability will make this a lot easier. The best way to do this is get the enemies to follow you to the bottom level under the small outing to the right. Then jump and dash onto the top of the outing. The enemies will then follow you up. While they are following you, freeze them with the special attack cn_LT and they will fall to their death. You will need to keep doing this until you get 50 kills. The only issue is that one of the characters (the pig with the sniper) will stay away from you and not follow you, the best way to deal with this guy is to freeze him while he is over one of his own mines this will do a lot of damage. Then just keep shooting him. After every so many kills you will get a chance to heal up and get energy for your weapon. Make sure you collect as much as possible as your ammo will run out quickly. After getting 50 kills, you will have 2 more achievements:

Challenge x15

Defeat 15 opponents in Challenge Mode

Challenge x15
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

Challenge x50

Defeat 50 opponents in Challenge Mode

Challenge x50
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

You may have got the combo achievements already by now just by getting the previous achievements. If not then load up a local multiplayer battle mode game with a 2nd controller signed into a dummy account on any map and any game settings. With your main account kill the dummy character 5 times without dying and you will unlock the below achievements:

Combo x2

Kill 2 opponents in rapid succession

Combo x2
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerVersus

Combo x5

Kill 5 opponents in rapid succession

Combo x5
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerVersus

After this, setup another local game with a 2nd controller on any level that you can fall of the edge and change the settings to:

Type: Lives

Lives: 1

When in game, jump off the edge with your dummy account and start the game again, repeat this as many times as you need to get the below achievements:

Won 10 Matches

Win 10 matches in Single Player or by playing on Xbox Live

Won 10 Matches
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerVersusCumulative +

Won 50 Matches

Win 50 matches in Single Player or by playing on Xbox Live

Won 50 Matches
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerVersusCumulative +

Played 100 Matches

Play 100 matches either offline or on Xbox LIVE

Played 100 Matches
2 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerVersusCumulative +

Won 100 Matches

Win 100 matches in Mission Mode or Battle Mode

Won 100 Matches
3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerVersusCumulative +

If you do not own the DLC, then congratulations! You have now completed all achievements. If you do own the DLC, there is one more achievement left to get.

Go to battle mode and select player match and then create a public match. Change the map to either Iceberg or Village and change the time limit to 30 seconds. Add a dummy account into the game on your 2nd controller and start the game. When the game finishes you will get:

Barbaric Recruiter

Host an online match using the Iceberg or Village level

Barbaric Recruiter
2 guidesOnline Game ModeVersus

Congrats you now have all achievements that Small Arms has to offer.

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