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Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 7/10 (personal estimate) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 23 (10 (B) , 6 (S) , 6 (G) )   
  • Online trophies: 5 (3 (B) , 1 (S) , 1 (P) )   
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 15-25 hours (depending on skill and luck) (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: Yes, Bare Bones (G), All-round magician (B) and possibly Trickster (B)
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty
  • Do trophies stack?: No stack
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes

 

Introduction

 

Tricky Towers is a puzzle game that combines Tetris with physics. It features a campaign with 50 individual trials as well as 3 competitive modes with up to 4 players online or as local battle with multiple controllers on the same console.

 

Unlike in Tetris, the ultimate goal is not to complete rows but to build up your tower as high as possible or with as many bricks as possible. As you expand your tower, you have to take care that it won't collapse as you will lose a life each time one or multiple bricks fall from your tower which could result in an early game over depending on which mode you are playing.

 

To make things more interesting, the game features spells that can aid or harm your construction. White magic spells will support your tower while black magic spells will create additional obstacles to deal with. You can use black magic spells only in multiplayer, but each singleplayer trial features an AI controlled enemy wizard that conjures up black magic spells from time to time to hinder your progress. You usually receive a spell each time your tower reaches a certain height. All spell items are one time uses. They cannot be stacked, so if you collect a second spell while you still have one spell equipped, the previous spell will simply disappear.

 

This game features a visual help accessible from main menu that tells you about the controls, different modes and differences between the difficulty levels in multiplayer.

 

 

Glitched Trophies

 

Three trophies are currently glitched. Bare bones (G) is glitched in a good way. It will be simply enough to collect the first spell, never use it and then fail the trial to pop the trophy. All-round magician (B) is glitched to the effect that the golden spell book only counts if you get it in race mode. Getting it in survival mode will not increase the spell count. Trickster (B) is possibly glitched. Multiple people confirmed that the trophy didn't pop on their first try. It took me two attempts myself before the trophy popped even though the house spun approximately 270 degrees the first time.

 

 

Walkthrough

 

 

Step 1: Complete all the trials

 

There are 50 trials in this game, separated in 5 categories: Rookie Trials, Apprentice Trials, Pro Trials, Expert Trials and Master Trials.

 

During this step, you will want to focus on learning the pattern of the game, testing different things to know where to place your bricks and make the strongest towers. The first 30 trials are quite easy, so you can improve your skill before trying the final trials.

 

At the end of this step you will have unlocked the following trophies:

 

Baby steps (B)

Doing good (B)

On the right track (B)

Almost there (S)

Master wizard (G)

 

Step 2: Complete the trial related trophies except Ultimate wizard

 

During this step you will return to some of the previously finishing trials to complete all the side objectives. There are 7 trophies related to trials, but you will want to postpone Ultimate wizard (G) for the last step as it is probably the hardest trophy in the game.

 

During this step, you will unlock the following trophies:

 

Like a glove… (G)

Think fast! (S)

Save some room (B)

Bigger than magic (B)

No need to rotate (S)

Bare bones (G)

 

Step 3: Miscellaneous trophies

 

In this step, you will focus on the few miscellaneous trophies. They can be obtained either online or offline in Race or Survival mode.

 

At the end of this step, you'll unlock the following trophies:

 

Green fingers (S)

Trickster (B)

You stay there! (B)

 

Step 4: Online

 

Online can be a lot of fun and if you managed to finish all the trials, you won't have any problems winning against online players. However if you want, all trophies can be boosted in private matches. All these trophies require a second player but can be done offline with two controllers. It is recommended, though not required, to have three players (or controllers) for In the moonlight (S). The trophy Speed. Precision. (G) will probably cause you the most frustration and possibly many attempts since it's requirements are quite tough.

 

At the end, you'll unlock these trophies:

 

Match winner (B)

Show off (B)

Close call (B)

Mode master (S)

In the moonlight (S)

Architect (B)

Speed. Precision. (G)

 

Step 5: Endless Survival Mode and Ultimate wizard

 

This is where your nightmare begins. In Endless Survival mode, you have to place as many bricks as possible and you will have to survive at least 8 waves of dark magic spells. The magic spells will never be the same, so you cannot anticipate what is coming next. In order to get the trophies, you will have to place 99 bricks without losing a single life. That means not a single brick may fall off your tower. I recommend to place your first bricks as fast as possible, this way you will avoid the last waves which are incredibly hard.

 

Ultimate wizard (G) is pretty much the same, but it's achieved in trial #50. You have to place all 99 bricks without losing a life. The only difference is that the dark spells are always the same, so you can memorize the order and will know what is coming next.

 

During this step you will get these trophies:

 

Brick stacker (B)

99 Bricks (S)

Survivor (S)

Perfect start (G)

Ultimate wizard (G)

 

Step 6: Clean-up

 

In this step you will simply want to play online Race and Survivor modes to use all magic spells once. There are 19 different magic spells, some are exclusive to Races and some others are exclusive to Survival.

 

You will finally get these trophies:

 

All-round magician (B)

Grand master wizard (P)

 

 

 

 

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Trophy Guide:

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/330.jpg Grand master wizard (P)

Unlock all trophies.

 

Like in every other game with a platinum you will get this trophy once all other non DLC trophies have been unlocked.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/c07.jpg Ultimate wizard (G)

Complete trial #50 without losing a heart.

 

This trophy is barely the same as Perfect start (G), except there will not be random waves of magic but always the same spells, so you can memorize them or watch the below video. This way, you know what spell is coming next and can plan to place your bricks in the best possible way so your tower won't collapse.

 

The following video will give you an idea how to get this trophy:

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwgxnrtYTR8]Tricky Towers - Ultimate wizard - YouTube[/ame]

Thanks to

Schredy for the video!

 

Or check

for an alternative with some additional tips.

 

Thanks Jy channel for the video!

 

See Perfect start (G) for more tips.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/db9.jpg Master wizard (G)

Complete all trials.

 

Tricky Tower's campaign consists of 50 trials split into three different modes: Race, Survival and Puzzle

 

In a Race, you are given a time limit to build your tower up to a certain height which is marked as a finish line. Your tower must reach that height before the time runs out and than stand for a total of three seconds without collapsing. You have unlimited lives in this mode and could potentially drop all bricks you don't want into the water. In multiplayer, there is no time limit but the player who reaches the finishing line first (and has their tower survive the three seconds countdown) wins.

 

In Survival mode, you have to place a given number of bricks onto your tower. There is no time limit but you only have 3 lives. Endless mode is a special kind of survival with an unlimited number of bricks. The game ends once you've lost all three lives. In multiplayer, the winner is either the player who places all bricks first or the last survivor if all other competitors lose all their lives first.

 

Puzzles give you a fix set of bricks that you have to place on your tower. The catch is that your tower must be build below a barrier marked by a laser. Failing to do so means instant game over as does dropping a brick mean (you have only 1 life). Unlike in the other modes, bricks always come in the same order which makes this mode very easy when following a guide. Puzzles usually have multiple correct solutions. In multiplayer, there is no fix order of bricks and the tower base is randomized each map but all players get the same bricks. Your goal in multiplayer is to place as many bricks as possible below the laser. If a brick drops into the water, your tower will raise one level leaving you less space between the top of the tower and the laser. A simple mistake can cost you multiple bricks here.

 

Gameplay analysis

You usually start with a base of 6 columns. Left and right to this base is water. Any brick that falls into the water costs you a life and cannot be restored. You can overlap bricks to expand your base to the left and right but you always have to keep the physics in mind. If either side carries too much weight it will eventually collapse. You win the game by either placing all bricks (survival, puzzle) or reaching the finish line (race). A successful match always ends with a countdown of 3-2-1. During countdown you must prove that your tower stands. If the top bricks fall during a countdown in a race the countdown is aborted and you have to reach that height again. In a puzzle, if a brick touches the laser or the water during the countdown, it's game over and in survival, it'll cost you a life. A game may end prematurely if you don't win within the time limit (race), lose all your lives (survival) or lose a brick / touch the laser (puzzle).

 

The higher your tower, the stronger will be the impact of wind. Your tower will start to swing from left to right and bricks will fall down quickly if you don't place your bricks well. If you have gaps at the sides of your tower, you can fill them by nudging bricks into them. This is often the key to solving puzzle trials and a good way to get as many bricks as possible under the laser in multiplayer puzzle mode. To win a race trial within the time limit, you always have to find a compromise between a stable construction and raising your tower as quickly as possible.

 

Here are videos for all trial solutions including all the puzzles (click on the links to see the video):

 

Rookie Trials (#1-10):

 

 

Apprentice Trials (#11-20):

 

 

Pro Trials (#21-30):

 

 

Expert Trials (#31-40):

 

 

Master Trials (#41-50):

 

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/1b1.jpg Perfect start (G)

Build a tower with 99 bricks in endless survival challenge without losing any hearts.

 

General tips for endless survival mode:

  • Overlap your bricks on the left and right to keep your tower base as broad as possible. It's important to remember to have a broad tower at all times as the later bricks will come faster and a few mistakes on a narrow tower will mean an early end.
  • Use the cement white magic wisely. When placed, it creates an immovable un-collapsable space that can enlarge your tower base. Use it on a long purple brick or a L-shaped brick.
  • Be quick in the beginning. Try to place as many bricks as possible before the 1st wave hits you as the later waves will be extremely hard.
  • Try to fill as many gaps as possible especially on the sides of your tower as these will make your tower less stable and you don't want the whole thing to collapse when you're in the need of placing XL bricks.
  • When you're dealing with ice blocks try to fit them into gaps or they'll start to slide.
  • For rotating blocks the direction and interval of rotation are fix so you can anticipate when and how they're moving and place them at the right time.
  • When the ghosts appear and try to take away one of your bricks, you must act extremely fast to hit the brick with another brick at just the right moment so that they'll let go off it.

 

Always remember that this trophy is extremely luck-based. On succeeding attempts, the waves will never be the same. Don't hesitate to restart if the first waves are too hard. Sometimes you will be lucky and get only speed-up spells or chain spells during the game which will make this trophy easier. Your biggest problem in most situations will be the ghost, ice and giant brick spells.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy.

Thanks to Schredy!

As you can see he was very lucky with the black and white spells. You'll certainly need some luck for this trophy!

 

is an alternative with some additional tips.

Thanks JY channel!

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/b27.jpg Bare bones (G)

Complete trial #40 without using any magic.

 

Trial #40 is a Survival trial. This trophy is currently glitched. It seems you can get the trophy if the match ends after you've collected your first spell and not used any magic. You can simply fail the trial after you've collected your first spell to pop the trophy. However the trophy is not much harder legit than simply finishing the trial. In my opinion, there is no big benefit from using magic in this trial anyway, so if the glitch is patched later on or you simply don't want to cheat, you should just go with no magic from the beginning. The hardest part is really just finishing trial #40 before you lose all your lives.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy (without using the glitch).

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/d5c.jpg Speed. Precision. (G)

Win a normal race match within 80 seconds without dropping any bricks.

 

(Multiplayer)

 

This trophy has to be done in a Race game. You can either do it with a second controller or online. If you try this online it's recommended to start a private match with a friend since it'll be harder with the random black magic attacks in public matches.

 

There is no timer in this mode, so you will need to track it by yourself if you want to. You have to build a stable tower because it will easily fall with the wind when you reach the top, but 80 seconds is a really short time. You need to hurry and place your bricks as fast as possible. It's best to place 2-3 bricks maximum in each row. The cement spell can help you tremendously in this challenge. While the time is tough, there is still plenty of room for errors.

 

The following picture will show you a tower that was built within 53 seconds supported by two cement spells. That's 27 seconds less than the required time.

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Credits to psn user Tanpris5314 for this achievement.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/a99.jpg Like a glove… (G)

Finish trial #6 with 3 hearts left without picking up a spell.

 

Trial #6 is a Survival trial. You must not collect the magic spell.

 

You need to finish this trial without having any bricks fall from your tower and you must stay below the horizontal rainbow colored line at all times since you'll get a spell when your tower touches this line. Try to place as many bricks as possible on the left side of your base, overlapping bricks to the left whenever possible. The expansion on the right side should be reserved for the final brick which is always a random giant object brick. It can be either a wind mill, a piano or a tower. It's easiest if you get the tower but according to the developers it's possible with all three of the objects.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy using the tower object (easiest outcome).

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/656.jpg In the moonlight (S)

Drop the moon.

 

(Multiplayer)

 

This trophy is best done with three players online. It is both possible to do this in a local match and to do it with two players only, but much more tedious.

 

To pop this trophy, you need to enchant the same brick twice with the weight spell (kg symbol). This will make the brick super big and shake the moon which will pop the trophy. With three players (or three controllers), you should wait until two players get the weight spell at the same time and then have them activate it in succession. Since the spell works on all players other than yourself, the third player's current brick will grow twice.

 

To get this trophy with two players only you need a lot of luck. It is required to get the weight spell twice in succession. Since spells don't stack (you can only ever have one black magic spell) you need to fire the weight spell shortly before you pick up the next spell. If you fire the next spell before the brick that was affected by the first spell is dropped, you will also enchant it twice and get the trophy.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy with three players online.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/35c.jpg Survivor (S)

Survive the 8th wave in survival special mode or in endless survival challenge.

 

The waves in endless survival mode are random black magic spells that the AI wizard will conjure up every ~30 seconds. They're never the same and can come combined (weight spell + chain spell = big bricks that you can't rotate).

 

To get this trophy, you need to survive the 8th wave. That means you must successfully place one brick after the 8th wave is over without losing the game in the process. The difficulty increase with each wave and the 7th and 8th wave are very difficult, but sometimes it will just be a speed-up spell. It's entirely random and the trophy can be therefore easier or harder depending on your luck with the waves.

 

You can see more tips on Perfect start (G)

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/fe9.jpg Think fast! (S)

Finish trial #8 with at least 52 seconds left on the clock.

 

Trial #8 is a Race trial. You start with a timer of 70 seconds. For this trophy, you have to beat the trial in 18 seconds or less. This is way easier than it seems because the first white magic you get is always a cement spell and the black magic is a giant brick. By releasing your white magic at the right time, you can combine them and have a good foundation for the rest of the way up.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/4c8.jpg 99 Bricks (S)

Build a tower with 99 bricks in endless survival challenge.

 

See Perfect start (G).

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/dd1.jpg No need to rotate (S)

Complete trial #30 without rotating a brick.

 

Trial #30 is a Survival trial. You must finish the trial without rotating any of your bricks, so must you take them as they come. As the order of bricks is always randomized, this can be more or less difficult. Your best option is to learn where to place each brick. For example the L-shaped bricks always come with the top pointing down so you should either have place at the edge for it (with the tip overlapping the edge) or have a suitable gap like on top of a S-/Z-shaped brick. The long purple brick and the square brick are best used to put weight on your tower and stabilize it. The long purple brick can also be used overlapping to increase your tower width.

 

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/80e.jpg Green fingers (S)

Connect 7 bricks with 1 ivy spell.

 

This trophy can easily be done in Trial #12 because the first magic spell that you earn in this trial is always an ivy magic.

 

You need to stack your bricks and let some space in the middle for a long purple brick and as soon as you have this brick, activate your magic and place it in the space between your bricks. All the nearby bricks will tie up together and the trophy will pop.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy.

 

Another solution is to use the purple long bricks and drop all others into the water. You can place them like this:

 

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Insert the vertical brick last and activate the ivy spell before it touches your tower.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/fed.jpg Mode master (S)

Win an online game of every mode in every difficulty at least once.

 

(Online)

 

There are 3 modes and 3 difficulty levels for each mode. You have to win at least one match in each mode on each difficulty, so you have to play 9 games in total. You can easily boost this with a friend in a private match. This is recommended since it may take a while to find public matches for every combination of mode and difficulty.

 

  1. Race mode: Difficulty Easy
  2. Race mode: Difficulty Normal
  3. Race mode: Difficulty Special
  4. Survival mode: Difficulty Easy
  5. Survival mode: Difficulty Normal
  6. Survival mode: Difficulty Special
  7. Puzzle mode: Difficulty Easy
  8. Puzzle mode: Difficulty Normal
  9. Puzzle mode Difficulty Special

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/bf1.jpg Almost there (S)

Unlock the master trials.

 

In order to unlock the master trials you have to win 36 medals. You win 1 medal for each trial you have passed.

 

See (G) Master Wizard for videos of the trials.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/3d7.jpg On the right track (B)

Unlock the expert trials.

 

In order to unlock the master trials you have to win 26 medals. You win 1 medal for each trial you have passed.

 

See (G) Master Wizard for videos of the trials.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/68a.jpg Doing good (B)

Unlock the pro trials.

 

In order to unlock the master trials you have to win 17 medals. You win 1 medal for each trial you have passed.

 

See (G) Master Wizard for videos of the trials.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/d73.jpg Baby steps (B)

Unlock the apprentice trials.

 

In order to unlock the master trials you have to win 8 medals. You win 1 medal for each trial you have passed.

 

See (G) Master Wizard for videos of the trials.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/4f9.jpg Match winner (B)

Win an online match.

 

(Online)

 

Any mode, any difficulty - as long as you win an online game you will have the trophy. You can boost this with a friend in a private game.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/82f.jpg Brick stacker (B)

Place 66 bricks in endless survival challenge.

 

See Perfect start (G).

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/f06.jpg Trickster (B)

Do a 180 with the roof in race mode.

 

To obtain this trophy, you have to build a diagonal wall and smash your house against that. To do that, it's best to start a race on easy difficulty either online with a friend or as a local game with a second controller. You should then expand your tower to one side by overlapping a few rows. This is best done with the long purple bricks. Once you have a 3-4 overlapping rows (so that they form a diagonal line, like stairs) you should finish your tower to make your house appear. Move the house down so that its tip as at the same level as the top row of your stack of overlapping rows, then nudge it against the row by pressing :l1: (if your house is on the right side of your tower) or :r1: (if it's on the other side). As the tip touches the top row, the base of the house should move further to the left (or right) leading to a spin. Ideally, your house should spin for more than 180 degrees and you will get the trophy.

 

This appears to be a bit buggy and does not always work on the first try. As the required structure is very easy to create, it should only cost you a couple of minutes to restart and try again if you didn't get the trophy on your first attempt.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/e87.jpg Architect (B)

Get a brick count of 20 or higher in a puzzle match.

 

(Multiplayer)

 

This has to be done in a multiplayer match because the single player trials all come with less than 20 bricks. Remember that each brick that falls into the water will raise your tower base by one level. It is recommended to do this on special difficulty since you'll be able to nudge 4-5 bricks into the tower base alone which will give you a better foundation than the platform on easy or normal difficulty which does not feature any gaps.

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy on Special difficulty;

 

Or

is an alternative on Normal difficulty (on the right).

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/fe2.jpg Save some room (B)

Finish trial #20 one unit below the zapper.

 

Trial #20 is a puzzle trial. The idea for the trophy is to place all bricks in a way that there is an entirely empty row between your top bricks and the laser. Just imagine that the laser would be one level lower as it actually is. The bricks will always be the same so you can simply follow

if you don't figure it out by yourself.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/8c4.jpg Bigger than magic (B)

Finish trial #21 without using any magic.

 

Trial #21 is a Survival trial. There are only 18 bricks to place. They'll be randomized but the black magic spells won't. Every second brick will in this challenge will be a giant brick affected by the black magic weight spell. Simply finish the trial without ever pressing :square: or :circle:

 

will give you an idea how to get this trophy.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/ce9.jpg You stay there! (B)

Stomp on 5 bubbled bricks without dropping them in the water.

 

This can be done in trials or online. Your opponent or the AI wizard has to activate the bubble magic, and your last placed brick will be caught in a bubble and start to move upwards. You need to touch the bubble with your next brick and it'll pop, releasing the brick inside. For the requirements of this trophy, the released brick must land on your tower and not in the water. Do this five times and the trophy will pop. This will most likely come naturally while finishing all the trials.

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/67d.jpg All-round magician (B)

Use all magic spells once.

 

There are 19 magic spells in the game. You have to use them all at least once to earn the trophy. Keep in mind that this trophy suffers a minor glitch and the golden spell book does only count if you obtain it in race mode.

 

All black magic must be activated in multiplayer on normal or special difficulty since only white magic is available in single player and easy difficulty multiplayer matches. There is no difference between normal and special difficulty in terms of how often certain spells appear.

 

White magic spells:

 

  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452362285.jpg Heart - Restores a life. This one is exclusive to Survival mode. You need to lose at least one life to get it.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/16080806545287179.jpg Isle - Places an isle in the air. There are two different isles depending on if you play Survival or Race mode. For the sake of this trophy, you only have to activate one of them, it doesn't matter which.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065450741883.jpg Cement - Turns a single brick into concrete that remains immovable and can't fall.
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065454588150.jpg Multi cement - Places a few bricks of concrete on top of your tower that remain immovable and can't collapse. This one is exclusive to Race mode.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452429819.jpg Ivy - Ivy plants will tie up the nearby bricks once placed. All affected bricks will act as one physical unit.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452628753.jpg Lightning - Destroys the last placed brick.

 

Black magic spells:

 

  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065453165140.jpg Speed-up - Speed up the falling bricks.
    This one is exclusive to Survival mode.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452892664.jpg Bushes - Plants will grow on top of the bricks to obstruct your view.
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/16080806545113004.jpg Chains - You're unable to rotate chained bricks.
    This one is exclusive to Survival
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065453230739.jpg Auto rotate - The next brick will rotate by itself. The interval and direction of rotation is fix and can be anticipated.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065450398815.jpg Balloon - A balloon will move upwards and slows down any bricks that touch it. This one is exclusive to Races.
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451549020.jpg Ghosts - Ghosts will appear and pick up your last place brick attempting to throw it into the water. They'll drop it when you hit the brick with another brick. This one is exclusive to Survival.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065450658869.jpg Bubble - The last placed brick will be caught in a bubble and move upwards. If you hit the bubble with another brick, the brick inside the bubble is released and will fall down.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065459338150.jpg Weight - The next bricks increase in size considerably. They're roughly twice as high and twice as broad, their physical weight increases respectively.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451282036.jpg Frost - The next bricks are made of ice and will slide easily. This is especially notable at heigher levels or in instable towers. It's best to try to stuck them into gaps or you'll risk a collapse.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451117987.jpg Fog - Topmost layer of your tower will have layers of fog blurring your vision. This one is exclusive to Survival.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065459188773.jpg Question mark - The next brick will turn into a building/furniture, either the wind mill, the tower or the piano.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451819202.jpg Spell book - Random effect.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451615885.jpg Golden spell book - Multiple random effects.

 

Credits to a558Ra1N for originally listing all spells here.

 

The multi-cement spell and the golden spell book both need to be obtained in race mode. For both items, you should make sure that you're the last player. The best way to obtain them is to build a fragile tower and let it collapse on purpose. You're then often offered a multi-cement spell and a spell book as the next spell items. The golden spell book is very rare. While collapsing my tower on purpose, I got it at the fourth try after receiving a multi-cement and a red spell book three times in a row.

 

 

Credits to Elegy for originally discovering this.

I got the trophy today. It seems that the gold spell book does not count if you use it in survival normal. I didn't get the trophy until I used it in race normal and it is extremely rare in a normal race. I did it in 2 player local co-op with an idle controller and just built with the guest controller so that my main account was in 2nd place. Eventually, it gave me the multiple stone brick + normal spell book. I didn't use either and then the next spell pick up gave me the gold book. First time I had ever seen the gold book in a normal race so maybe there is something I did that unlocks the dark magic there. No idea what exactly, but maybe this will help other people with this trophy.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/789.jpg Close call (B)

Win an online survival match with 1 heart left.

 

(Online)

 

You need to play on Survival mode, on any difficulty but we recommend to avoid Special difficulty, and you have to lose 2 lives and win the game with only one heart left. If you play online a lot, you will get this trophy naturally. Otherwise. just lose two lives on purpose shortly before you are about to win. To lose a life, just drop one brick into the water. If you boost this trophy with a friend you can just drop two bricks and order your friend to drop three bricks afterwards which will net you the trophy in a two players game.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/c5d.jpg Show off (B)

Win an online normal survival match without using any magic.

 

(Online)

 

You have to win a Survival online game on Normal difficulty without using any magic. You are allowed to collect a spell, but you may not activate it so simply don't press :square: or :circle: during the game.

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Nice work guys! The guide looks awesome! I was thinking of writing one myself, but this looks way better than mine would've been :p

 

All the tips I would've mentioned are already in the guide, so everything looks good!

 

Only thing maybe is for the winning every game mode online, maybe put some minor tips as well as the differences between each mode and difficulty.

 

ie: Race mode easy only gives Light Magic, Normal gives both, and special has wind effects in addition to both magics.

Survival - 33 bricks on easy, 66 on normal/special. Special also is like endless mode with randomized waves.

 

 

edit: Also, there are only 5 trophies (including the (P)) that are required online, the rest can be done in local MP games.

 

The only online ones are Winning a match, winning a match of each type, winning survival with 1 life, and winning survival with no magic.

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Only thing maybe is for the winning every game mode online, maybe put some minor tips as well as the differences between each mode and difficulty.

 

ie: Race mode easy only gives Light Magic, Normal gives both, and special has wind effects in addition to both magics.

Survival - 33 bricks on easy, 66 on normal/special. Special also is like endless mode with randomized waves.

Thanks for your input! We'll update the guide to reflect that the black magic spells can only be obtained in normal / special difficulty multiplayer and we'll also update the road map with a reference to the visual in-game help since it tells about the controls, different modes and differences in difficulty levels. I think the info about the number of bricks in survival mode (or the different height levels in race mode in different difficulties) are not that relevant for obtaining the trophies and we don't want to stretch the road map and trophy descriptions too much. :)

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Small note on the Trickster trophy:

In the currently released version there is a bug with this trophy, where it will not trigger if you boot up the game and directly start playing race mode.

Playing one round of either puzzle or survival and afterwards starting the race mode should fix this. You should only have to do this once per boot-up, not every time you'd like to attempt getting this trophy.

 

We've fixed this issue (as well as the Bare Bones glitch) and will roll this out in the next update. We'll also take a look at the All-round magician issue to see if we can straighten that out, thanks for the information! :)

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Thanks for all the feedbacks! :o

 

Small note on the Trickster trophy:

In the currently released version there is a bug with this trophy, where it will not trigger if you boot up the game and directly start playing race mode.

Playing one round of either puzzle or survival and afterwards starting the race mode should fix this. You should only have to do this once per boot-up, not every time you'd like to attempt getting this trophy.

 

We've fixed this issue (as well as the Bare Bones glitch) and will roll this out in the next update. We'll also take a look at the All-round magician issue to see if we can straighten that out, thanks for the information! :)

 

That's a good thing to know that you are aware of these minor bugs and that you are working on updates to fix this!

 

We will update the guide once it's fixed then :p

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Great effort for writing a guide for the game,

 

BUT...

 

Some of the names of your spell are so familiar!

Also, some of the description are just so similar!

Lastly, even the order in which they are listed are uncannily identical! :eek:

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/5726596-post6.html

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/4064/67d.jpg All-round magician (B)

Use all magic spells once.

 

There are 19 magic spells in the game. You have to use them all at least once to earn the trophy. Keep in mind that this trophy suffers a minor glitch and the golden spell book does only count if you obtain it in race mode.

 

All black magic must be activated in multiplayer on normal or special difficulty since only white magic is available in singleplayer and easy difficulty multiplayer matches. There is no difference between normal and special difficulty in terms of how often certain spells appear.

 

White magic spells:

 

  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452362285.jpg Heart - Restores a life. This one is exclusive to Survival mode. You need to lose at least one life to get it.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/16080806545287179.jpg Isle - Places an isle in the air. There are two different isles depending on if you play Survival or Race mode. For the sake of this trophy you only have to activate one of them, it doesn't matter which.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065450741883.jpg Cement - Turns a single brick into concrete that remains immovable and can't fall.
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065454588150.jpg Multi cement - Places a few bricks of concrete on top of your tower that remain immovable and can't collapse.
    This one is exclusive to Race mode.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452429819.jpg Ivy - Ivy plants will tie up the nearby bricks once placed. All affected bricks will act as one physical unit.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452628753.jpg Lightning - Destroys the last placed brick.

 

Black magic spells:

 

  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065453165140.jpg Speed-up - Speed up the falling bricks.
    This one is exclusive to Survival mode.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065452892664.jpg Bushes - Plants will grow on top of the bricks to obstruct your view.
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/16080806545113004.jpg Chains - You're unable to rotate chained bricks.
    This one is exclusive to Survival
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065453230739.jpg Auto rotate - The next brick will rotate by itself. The interval and direction of rotation is fix and can be anticipated.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065450398815.jpg Balloon - A balloon will move upwards and slows down any bricks that touch it. This one is exclusive to Races.
  • http://nsa38.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451549020.jpg Ghosts - Ghosts will appear and pick up your last place brick attempting to throw it into the water. They'll drop it when you hit the brick with another brick. This one is exclusive to Survival.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065450658869.jpg Bubble - The last placed brick will be caught in a bubble and move upwards. If you hit the bubble with another brick, the brick inside the bubble is released and will fall down.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065459338150.jpg Weight - The next bricks increase in size considerably. They're roughly twice as high and twice as broad, their physical weight increases respectively.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451282036.jpg Frost - The next bricks are made of ice and will slide easily. This is especially notable at heigher levels or in instable towers. It's best to try to stuck them into gaps or you'll risk a collapse.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451117987.jpg Fog - Topmost layer of your tower will have layers of fog blurring your vision. This one is exclusive to Survival.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065459188773.jpg Question mark - The next brick will turn into a building/furniture, either the wind mill, the tower or the piano.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451819202.jpg Spell book - Random effect.
  • http://nsa37.casimages.com/img/2016/08/08/160808065451615885.jpg Golden spell book - Multiple random effects.

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Great effort for writing a guide for the game,

 

BUT...

 

Some of the names of your spell are so familiar!

Also, some of the description are just so similar!

Lastly, even the order in which they are listed are uncannily identical! :eek:

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/5726596-post6.html

 

Your post was a great source of inspiration, yeah thank you for that :).

We have added some informations and I took the icons myself, since there is no official list or names of the spells, we could have rearranged the order but I think it was fine like that.

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Any tips (I know you can't really give any perticular) for the last race? I just can't do it! I've done everything else that's hard but I can't bloody finish that last one lol.

 

A good tip: Be lucky :D I did this trophy in 30 minutes after just a few tries, but then I tried it again and it was like impossible, it's really luck based.

 

Try to get a solid and large base with the first 3 big bricks combined with the ivy spell at the beggining, and don't hesitate to retry if your tower starts moving, you need a solid base.

Try to keep your cement power-up when you get it for the big chained bricks, it will be a great help too to enlarge your tower and get more space to place your bricks.

Other than that unfortunately I don't have more tips, it's really all about practice and luck :p

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A good tip: Be lucky :D I did this trophy in 30 minutes after just a few tries, but then I tried it again and it was like impossible, it's really luck based.

 

Try to get a solid and large base with the first 3 big bricks combined with the ivy spell at the beggining, and don't hesitate to retry if your tower starts moving, you need a solid base.

Try to keep your cement power-up when you get it for the big chained bricks, it will be a great help too to enlarge your tower and get more space to place your bricks.

Other than that unfortunately I don't have more tips, it's really all about practice and luck :p

 

I got it not long after I posted lol, but thanks for the extra tips.

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