Guide By: Knack
Step 3: Complete the game on Very Hard (using Diamond Knack)
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|Received all trophies||(47)|
The Platinum will unlock after getting all of the other trophies in the game. You will most likely get it at the end of your Very Hard playthrough. Congratulations on your hard earned Platinum.
|Defeated the Chapter 3-5 boss|
Story related and can not be missed.
You will unlock this trophy after beating the Chieftain in Chapter 3-5 The Chieftain's Mech.
|Defeated the Chapter 7-5 boss|
Story related and can not be missed.
|Defeated the Chapter 11-5 boss|
Story related and can not be missed.
|Landed 100 hits using the Dash Attack|
This trophy will unlock during normal progression. To execute a Dash Attack, quickly move the to dash in the direction of the enemy and select the attack button (). Just keep playing and you will get it late in your first playthrough or early on in your second. A favourite move of mine is to jump () or double jump (+) then dash attack (+) into the enemies from above, especially on those annoying insects.
|Acquired a total of over 100,000 relics||(2)|
This trophy will unlock during normal progression, if not on your first playthrough then definitely on your second. There's no need to worry about collecting relics, they swarm to you as you pass by them in the later chapters.
|Defeated 8 or more enemies with a single Super Move||(5)|
This is almost impossible to miss in Chapter 10-2 Message from the Past. At some point in the chapter, you will be tasked to open a door by activating an out of the way lever. You will leave the group behind and follow a winding path that leads to an enclosed circular area. You must kill the 8 closely grouped enemies to reach the lever. Use the sunstone ground attack (+) to easily get this trophy.
|Defeated 5 gunships by throwing cars|
You will get this trophy naturally by just playing the game. There are 8 gunships in Chapter 7-4 with cars conveniently placed near them. To throw a car, stand next to it and pick it up using then move the in the direction of the gunship and press again to throw it. The gunships can take 2 hits from cars before crashing. If you still don't have the trophy after your first playthrough, use Chapter Select on Easy and farm the gunships near the beginning of Chapter 7-4.
|Defeated 100 goblins|
You will defeat 100 goblins and unlock this trophy without even trying in your first playthrough.
|Defeated 100 robots|
You will defeat 100 robots and unlock this trophy without even trying in your first playthrough.
|Achieved 20 consecutive hits with the Combo Meter equipped|
Equip the Combo Meter if it isn’t already. A counter will appear in the lower right-hand corner of the screen that shows you how many hits in a row you’ve landed. You should be able to get 20 consecutive hits without trying too hard, just don't get distracted by the counter in the corner. Alternately, you could use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and kill every enemy in Chapter 4-2. Save your sunstone power for the groups of enemies that you're forced to fight, like the illuminated area where the gate closes behind you and the final group of enemies before the level ends.
|Achieved 50 consecutive hits with the Combo Meter equipped||(4)|
Equip the Combo Meter if it isn't already. A counter will appear in the lower right hand corner of the screen that shows you how many hits in a row you've landed. Ignore the counter and play as you normally would. In no time, you'll have 50 consecutive hits without even knowing it. The problem is that most players, including myself, keep glancing at the meter and choke around the 40 to 45 mark. Alternately, you could use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and kill every enemy in Chapter 4-2. Save your sunstone power for the groups of enemies that you’re forced to fight, like the illuminated area where the gate closes behind you, and the final group of enemies before the level ends.
|Defeated the three Gatekeeper Goblins and cleared Chapter 3-2 without dying||(5)|
Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 3-2 without dying. Use Diamond Knack if you have him or any other Knack for that matter since enemies are not very difficult to beat playing on Easy.
|Collected the clear crystals in Chapter 4-2 without being detected by the security robots||(6)|
Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 4-2 without being detected by the security robots. Only the security robots matter for this trophy. You can fight the other enemies normally, unless they're right next to a security robot and have a chance to alert it. Save your sunstone power for the groups of enemies that you're forced to fight, like the illuminated area where the gate closes behind you and the final group of enemies before the level ends.
|Destroyed the 3 anti-aircraft guns in Chapter 8-2 within 5 minutes||(2)|
Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 8-2 within 5 minutes. Select your best Knack character (Diamond if you have him unlocked) and defeat enemies that prevent you from moving to the next area and run past those that don’t need to be killed. For example, run past the enemies in the last area before each gun and mash as fast as you can.
|Cleared a chapter as Vampire Knack|
Vampire Knack can be unlocked by finding 15 ruby crystals. Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 1-1 His Greatest Creation using Vampire Knack.
|Defeated the Chieftain's Mech using Brittle Knack|
Brittle Knack can be unlocked by finding 10 aqua crystals. Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 3-5 The Chieftain's Mech using Brittle Knack.
|Defeated Gundahar's Robot using Massive Knack|
Massive Knack can be unlocked by finding 15 emerald crystals. Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 7-5 Gundahar's Robot using Massive Knack.
|Defeated Katrina's Mech using Sunstone Knack|
Sunstone Knack can be unlocked by finding 20 sunstone crystals. Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 11-5 Katrina's Mech using Sunstone Knack.
|Defeated the Giant Orb using Dark Knack|
Dark Knack can be unlocked by finding 20 amethyst crystals. Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat Chapter 13-5 The Giant Orb using Dark Knack.
|Defeated all bosses using Diamond Knack||(4)|
Diamond Knack can be unlocked by finding 10 diamond crystals. He has max stats in Attack, Defense and Sunstone. Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty and beat the 4 bosses using Diamond Knack, which are:
|Discovered a treasure chest|
There are 68 secret rooms containing treasure chests scattered throughout the game. You will get this trophy in chapter 1-2 Viktor's Challenge after opening one of the three secret treasure chests.
|King of Adventure|
|Discovered all of the treasure chests||(14)|
You need to find all of the secret treasure chests located throughout the game in a single playthrough. There are 68 chests in the game. If you follow the Treasure Chest Collections guide below, this trophy should unlock after opening the last chest in Chapter 13-3 The Cliff Path. Completing the Secret Detector Gadget will help considerably in finding secret rooms, however, there are rooms off the beaten path that will not set off the detector unless you get closer to them. There are also rooms close to the end of a level that, if you're not aware of them, will be missable because your action starts the cut scene before you can reach the chest. If this does happen to you, you can quit the application and restart the chapter from the beginning (credit to AlexWolfe4 for sacrificing a diamond farming opportunity to test out the single playthrough theory).
|Acquired a Gadget part|
Gadget parts can be found in secret chests located throughout the game. You will get this trophy through normal game play after finding your first gadget part. You should get this trophy in Chapter 1-2 Viktor's Challenge after opening your first or second secret chest. For a list of all secret chest locations, see the King of Adventure trophy.
|Constructed a Gadget|
Gadget parts can be found in secret chests located throughout the game. You will get this trophy through normal game play after finding your first gadget part. You should get this trophy in Chapter 1-2 Viktor's Challenge after opening your first or second secret chest. For a list of all secret chest locations, see the King of Adventure trophy for a collection guide.
|Acquired all of the Gadgets||(1)|
There are 8 Gadgets that you can construct to help out Knack in his adventure. You need to construct all 8 to unlock this trophy. At least one is required to earn the trophies Combo Beginner and Combo Professional. Others, like the battery Gadgets, increase the effectiveness of his sunstone attacks. The following list describes all 8 gadgets and the number of parts you need to collect from secret chests to construct each one:
|Crystal Relic Collector|
|Acquired a Crystal Relic|
Crystal Relics can be found in secret chests located throughout the game. You will get this trophy through normal progression after finding your first crystal relic. Most of the chests in your first playthrough will contain gadget parts so you will probably get this later in the game. For a list of all secret chest locations, see the King of Adventure trophy for a collection guide.
|Unlocked an upgraded Knack|
This trophy will unlock once you find enough secret chest crystals to unlock your first upgraded Knack. See Crystal Relic Master for the required number of crystals for each Knack.
|Completed a non-boss chapter without using any Super Moves|
This trophy is not as difficult as it sounds, you just need to resist the temptation to use your sunstone attacks ( +, +, +). If you didn't get this trophy during any of your normal playthroughs, use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty. Pick a short level or one with easy enemies like Chapter 2-1.
|Completed a chapter only using Super Moves on enemies and without dying once||(15)|
Use Chapter Select on Easy difficulty. Select chapter 8-3 Heavy Machinery since there are few barriers blocking your way to the end of the level. Run past all enemies collecting sunstone power as you go. By the time you need to fight an enemy, you should have 3 full rings of energy. Use the sunstone power of your choice on the 3 sets of enemies that will emerge from the walls. You will float up on a fan afterwards. Collect more sunstones behind a hidden wall to bring your total to 1 ring again and use it to finish the last boomerang enemy. This is a quick and relatively painless method to unlock the trophy. The hardest part is mentally forcing yourself not to use the attack on enemies. Credit to BDB1324 for suggesting this level.
|Defeated 20 enemies as Stealth Knack and completed the chapter||(3)|
You will be able to use Stealth Knack in two different Chapters, 4-3 Stealth Knack and 12-1 Inside the Airship. Use him to defeat 20 enemies to unlock this trophy. There are lots of enemies for Stealth Knack to choose from in both Chapters. The counter will not reset if you die so you can farm only one area if you like.
|Completed all chapters on Normal difficulty or higher|
This trophy will unlock once you complete you the story on Normal or Hard difficulty.
|Completed all chapters on Hard difficulty or higher||(2)|
This trophy will unlock once you complete you the story on Hard difficulty, you will also unlock Very Hard difficulty.
|Defeated a boss without taking damage||(8)|
There are 4 bosses in the game on Chapters 3-5, 7-5, 11-5 and 13-5. Use Chapter Select and Easy difficulty to get this trophy. Use Diamond Knack and you won't have much of a problem getting this trophy. I found Kristina 11-5 and the Chieftain 3-5 to be the easiest bosses to defeat.
|Defeated the Chapter 13-5 boss||(2)|
Story related and can not be missed.
|Crystal Relic Master|
|Unlocked all upgraded Knack characters||(18)|
You need to unlock all 6 upgraded Knack characters to get this trophy. Each upgraded Knack will unlock after finding a set amount of crystals as show in the table below. Crystals can be found in secret chests throughout the game. To unlock all of the characters you will need to find 90 of them. There are only 68 secret chests in the game so this will take more than one playthrough, it could potentially take a lot more if you don't use one of the options described in the Roadmap above to speed up the process. Vampire Knack will probably be your first unlocked Knack and Diamond Knack your last.
|Completed all chapters on Very Hard difficulty||(17)|
This will probably be the last trophy you earn and the most difficult. Very Hard does not unlock until you complete the game on Hard. You need to start a new game on Very Hard difficulty and complete all 13 Chapters one last time. Since this is a new game, you will start your gadget and crystal collections with nothing in them. Concentrate on constructing the important gadgets like combo meter, time dilator and the batteries as they will help a great deal as you progress through this playthrough. Another life saver is selecting Diamond Knack as your upgraded character since he has max stats and can take out the punishment dished out by the faster and deadlier enemies. You should know the levels by now so be aggressive in taking down the enemies. Try to kill them before they have a chance to attack or as they are falling into the area. There will definitely be difficult areas that you’ll need to find the best attack pattern in order to move on to the next area. Just keep at it and soon enough you'll be fighting the final bosses and getting your much deserved gold trophy.
|Completed a Time Attack stage|
Time Attack challenges are not unlocked until after you complete the game for the first time. You will get this trophy after completing your first time attack challenge. You do not need to get a 5 star rank, just finish the stage. See Speed King if you need help in completing a particular stage.
|Achieved five-star ranks in all Time Attack stages|
There are 13 time attacks that you need to get a 5-star ranking on, one for each Chapter of the game. The challenges will become available once you complete the game for the first time. You can complete them using Basic Knack or any upgraded Knack character that you've unlocked by finding crystals. Rankings are based on the time it took you to complete the stage, how many enemies you killed, and whether or not you completed the stage without taking damage. I used Sunstone Knack to finish each stage since he automatically gathers sunstones without touching them and has more powerful sunstone attacks. I increased my score by executing sunstone attacks when the greatest number of enemies were surrounding me or at the most critical pinch points in the stage. For example on Chapter 13, I saved sunstone power for the enemies at the very end of the stage. I was already entering the end marker before they knew what hit them. A powerful alternative to Sunstone Knack is of course Diamond Knack, if you have him unlocked before you attempt these challenges, you should have no problems 5-starring every stage.
|Completed a Coliseum Attack stage|
Coliseum Attack challenges are not unlocked until after you complete the game for the first time. You will get this trophy after completing your first coliseum attack challenge. You do not need to get a 5 star rank, just finish the stage. Each stage is made up of 10 levels with increasingly more difficult enemies. See King of Battle if you need help in completing a particular stage.
|King of Battle|
|Achieved five-star ranks in all Coliseum Attack stages||(2)|
There are 3 coliseum Attacks that you need to get a 5-star ranking on, each of them having 10 levels each. The enemies get progressively harder as you advance to the next levels. Rankings are based on how far you’ve made it through the stage. I always received 5-star ranks as long as I defeated the enemies in all 10 levels. I used Dark Knack since he has a high defense rating and was able to withstand a hit or two without dying. After increasing in size from Little to Big Knack, he was able to withstand even more hits. Of course if you have him unlocked, Diamond Knack is the obvious choice for these challenges. His attack power is maxed out and his health bar extends more than halfway across the screen. Regardless of which Knack you choose, be aggressive in your attacks. The faster you take enemies out the better. Also, concentrate on the most dangerous enemies first. Learn their patterns and how to effectively kill them. Double jump (+) and dash into enemies (+) when you have nowhere else to go but up. Finally, save a ring of sunstone power to destroy the powerful enemies in level 10.
|Completed a stage without taking any damage on Hard difficulty or above||(14)|
This trophy is less difficult than it sounds, especially after you've learned the ins and outs of the game by played on Hard multiple times. I chose to get the trophy on 1-2 Viktor's Challenge. Other players have suggested Chapter 4-2 because you can stealth kill your way through most of it and Chapter 8-3 Heavy Machinery since you can run by most of the enemies and traps. Just select the Chapter you feel most comfortable with and keep at it until your trophy unlocks. Use sunstone powers liberally on difficult enemies or to get through tough situations.
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