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Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Personal opinion, plus skill dependant) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 27 (10(B), 9(S), 7(G), 1(P))
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 10-15hrs (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: Yes, 2 - Magnum Opus (G) and Decommissioner (S)
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
  • Do trophies stack?: Yes - the EU and NA versions of the game, have their own list.
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
  • Additional peripherals required?: No

 

Introduction

 

Sparklite is a fairly straightforward rogue-lite with the occasional Zelda influence. The game tasks you with beating a series of bosses hidden across a procedurally generated map, while collecting gems and upgrades to spend at a hub world each time you die. The trophy list is easy enough, if a little bit of a grind, and the more time you invest into farming gems, the easier the game gets. Unfortunately, at the time of this Guide being written, the game is prone to periodic crashes, weird bugs that result in the game having to be reset and, worst of all, at least two glitched trophies. Once those issues are resolved, you'll have a fun little experience on the way to a decent number of silver and gold trophies.

 

 

Walkthrough

 

Step 1: Complete the game

 

You're free to work on as much of the game as you want, as there's no point of no return you need to worry about. Completing the game will drop you back into the hub from the last time you were there prior to beating the boss. Just keep in mind that the more you upgrade your character, the easier the game will be so if you find yourself struggling at any boss in particular, your best bet is to focus on other trophies or farming gems.

 

Trophies earned during this step:

 

  • On Your Way (B)
  • Titan Slayer (S)
  • Cut Down To Size (S)
  • Drain The Swamp (S)
  • Bug Stomper (S)
  • Savior (G)
  • My First Customer! (B)
  • Helping Hand (B)
  • Apprentice Inventor (B)
  • Beat It! (B)
  • Explorer (B)
  • Cage Free (B)
  • Good Sport (B)
  • Cliff Diver (B)
  • Hammer Time (G)
  • Bring Home The Bacon (S)
  • Unstoppable (G)
  • Prospector (G)

 

Step 2: Cleanup

 

It's entirely possible that by the time you beat the last boss, you'll have every trophy in the game but a few are a bit of a grind so in all likelihood you'll have some work still to do.

 

Trophies earned during this step:

 

  • A Clean Planet Is A Happy Planet (G)
  • Excavator (G)
  • Boomer (B)
  • Decommissioner (S)
  • Master Inventor (S)
  • Feelin' The Music (S)
  • Magnum Opus (G)
  • Welcome Aboard! (S)
  • Completionist (P)

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Trophy Guide

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/efe573ed-a778-4f58-a468-4f46fe8353dc.jpg Completionist (P)

Unlock all other trophies.

 

Earn all the other trophies, to get this one.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/151c891f-70b4-48b6-9027-ea1a0df221b1.jpg On Your Way (B)

Complete the tutorial.

 

You'll earn this after completing the opening minutes of the game. Your first encounter with a boss will be too difficult to defeat (which is hinted at by your robot companion). After dying, you'll wake up on the ship that acts as the game's hub.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/b18c5366-2228-4529-a9e8-dbe44d4146e3.jpg Titan Slayer (S)

Defeat the boss of the Vinelands.

 

This is the game's first boss and arguably one of the hardest, mainly because of how under-prepared you will likely be. Prior to attempting it, focus on farming gems to purchase health upgrades and on the run you choose to fight the boss, clear out the rest of the Vinelands first, as you're going to want to take any health, damage or speed related pickups you can find. You may also find an upgrade for increasing your melee damage

 

The boss itself only has a few attacks: when it stomps the ground, stay on the outside edge of the level to avoid getting hit. It will then lunge at you three times. Run or dash to avoid getting hit, then run up to the stationary part of the boss and get a few hits in with your normal melee attack, before retreating and dodging the next attack. The boss then uses a vacuum to try to pull you in for damage. As far as I know, the only way to avoid this is to have a speed boost pickup but they're fairly uncommon at this point so your best bet is to account for taking damage during each of these attacks.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/ff43be6f-4f7e-4e89-b7c4-2aeb1ff01839.jpg Cut Down To Size (S)

Defeat the boss of the Goldenwoods.

 

This is the boss of the second area in the game, which you'll unlock after beating the Titan Slayer boss. This boss was considerably easier than the first boss and I essentially ran right to this boss, skipping most of the Goldenwoods. If you do find yourself having trouble, the same method applies to every boss: focus on farming gems for upgrades and clearing out as much of the map as you can, looking for pickups and chests.

 

This boss really only has two major attacks you have to worry about but he'll alternate them, making them easy to predict. The boss slowly walks around the level and his four feet will do damage if you're close enough. Move in and out, attacking each foot when it isn't stomping, until the red light on each foot turns black.

 

Periodically, the boss will employ one of two attacks. Its right arm is a log, which will hover your head before trying to smash you. When it stops above you, dash away and it should miss you every time. His other attack is a series of sawblades, which will spin in a circle around each leg and his entire body. If you know the sawblade attack is coming, give yourself plenty of space and by the time the saw starts flashing, you'll be nowhere near the attack.

 

Each time all four lights on his feet turn off, he'll stop, giving you an opportunity to attack him from the front. Once he starts moving again, rinse and repeat.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/50a7f2c8-9b39-4a21-adba-2a55fbf2e792.jpg Drain The Swamp (S)

Defeat the boss of the Acid Bog.

 

This is the boss of the third area of the game and by far one of the easiest in the game, especially in comparison to traversing the Acid Bog the first few times. You may want to just ignore most of this area of the map until you beat the boss and come back later to focus on exploring if you're finding yourself taking too much damage.

 

The boss will start by shooting out a bunch of green blobs, which are easily avoidable. He'll then rise out of the ground, exposing a red balloon, which is the thing you'll be attacking. A series of lasers will begin rotating around the boss and you should be able to get in some hits while you're avoiding the lasers but then an enemy on a jetpack will fly in and start attacking you. Ideally, he will overlap the boss, allowing you to attack both at the same time, otherwise quickly deal with the enemy before returning to the boss.

 

If you have a decent damage boost equipped, you won't need to repeat this cycle more than three times before the boss falls.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/bdb4fe0c-4176-49ed-a1b5-e77e2513f77c.jpg Bug Stomper (S)

Defeat the boss of the Shifting Sands.

 

This the boss of the fourth area of the game and one of the more difficult bosses, although still nothing to worry about. As with any boss, if you're having difficulty, your best bet is to focus on farming gems for upgrades and clearing out as much of the map as possible in advance, to stock up on health and damage pickups.

 

As opposed to the bosses that came before it, you're free to damage this boss at any time by striking the front of it but you're going to need to focus on a number of attacks all coming at you at once. Periodically, pincers will shoot out, attacking the area you need to be standing in order to do damage to the boss but these attacks happen on a set timer so give yourself plenty of time to back away. The boss also shoots two rockets at you, which will slowly arc towards you before detonating. It's easy to lose track of them but if you dodge them they will detonate before looping back around. The boss fires a laser, which is easily telegraphed by the line it draws on the ground before the laser actually does damage. Finally, the boss's tail will punch into the ground, creating a whirlpool that will pull you into the center. The tail can do damage but more often than not it should miss you completely. Focus on dodging all of these attacks and getting in hits whenever the coast is clear, then you should be reasonably safe.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/13bcd220-1d7f-4878-8419-b49b8006eff0.jpg Savior (G)

Defeat the boss of Titan's Ridge.

 

This is the final boss of the game and he shouldn't be much of a challenge if you're properly stocked up with upgrades and health widgets. If this is one of the last things you do in the game, you should have enough damage and health upgrades that you can walk through most attacks, making this pretty trivial.

 

This boss is the only one in the game with two different forms. The first is where he is human-sized, teleporting across the screen, using a handful of different attacks. Each of his attacks are easily telegraphed, as the areas where you can take damage will turn dark red before doing damage. Avoid his attacks and dash to him, getting in as many hits as you can before he teleports. At certain points he will teleport to the center of the screen, be aware that he sends out projectiles in a set pattern. If you know where to stand, you can attack him during the entire projectile attack.

 

Once you drain the boss's health, a cutscene will play and you will find yourself on a floating island with a ton of enemies. This section of the boss fight is just clearing out waves of enemies before stepping on the glowing symbol at the top of the screen. With enough damage upgrades, every enemy should fall in two or three hits, making this pretty easy. After the fifth floating island, you'll have beaten the boss and the game.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/329bbc1e-1547-4cfa-aaf1-21b5cfbc17ca.jpg My First Customer! (B)

Purchase a Widget from Hawkins.

 

Hawkins is located on the top right corner of the Refuge. You will need to upgrade his shop once in order for him to start selling you widgets. Once that's done, a widget will appear on a pedestal each time you visit the Refuge. Take the widget and the trophy is yours.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/d890e660-9b78-49b7-9e17-3e6fe7bc5c66.jpg Helping Hand (B)

Rescue Corwin.

 

Corwin is hiding in a cave somewhere in the Acid Bog portion of the map. Because the map is procedurally generated, there's no way of pinpointing him on the map but it shouldn't take you long to find him after visiting the Acid Bog a few times. There will be a handful of enemies on the screen near a hole in the ground and after defeating the enemies, you can go down and talk to Corwin for the trophy.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/347137c0-ce47-4c72-9b4c-c083b9d069e0.jpg Apprentice Inventor (B)

Invent a Gadget.

 

Inventing a Gadget is a two-part process. First, you will need to find a Vault on the map. They're the reddish-brown buildings that require your amulet to open. At the beginning of a Vault, you're given an item to try out across several screens. Once you reach the end, placing the item on the pedestal will earn you a blueprint for that item.

 

Next, you'll need to go to the bottom right corner of the Refuge. Upgrade the Inventor's shop and it will create a table, where you can then purchase any weapon you already have a blueprint for.

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/1250edc4-21f4-4372-8bdb-365c598d7d8e.jpg Beat It! (B)

Find a Beat in the world.

 

See Magnum Opus

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/5ba599d3-fd98-41b3-8e2d-6bfac792c0ac.jpg Explorer (B)

Help Margo and Pogo find their way to town.

 

You will probably first find Margo once you have access to the Goldenwoods. She'll be standing on the map wearing a giant backpack and will tell you about her missing brother, giving you a medallion to give to him. You'll need to find Pogo without dying to give him the medallion, otherwise you'll need to find Margo again. She will give you a clue as to which area of the map he's hiding and once you find him, they'll both return to the Refuge.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/f3a3da16-f938-43eb-b094-b693bbc9bb38.jpg Cage Free (B)

Rescue Teddy.

 

Teddy can be found somewhere inside of a cage in the Goldenwood. Because the map is procedurally generated, it's impossible to pinpoint his location but you should be able to find him by exploring the Goldenwood in your first few tries. You'll need to defeat the enemies on screen, then you can free Teddy.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/9a8bde8f-df8e-4a48-9804-45d45748a32e.jpg Good Sport (B)

Win a race against Rocky the Rocket.

 

You'll first encounter Rocky once you have access to the Shifting Sands. He'll be hovering somewhere on the map and will challenge you to a race. Once you accept, a blue arrow will show you which way you need to go to find the finish line, which for me was two screens away. Once you beat him, he'll head for the Refuge, giving you the trophy.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/1f9ef834-b7ef-4766-8a6d-e9a510c70e5c.jpg Welcome Aboard! (S)

Become a "First Mate" in Monty's Crew.

 

Monty can be found in the building shaped like a pirate ship, which will appear at random on the map. He runs a game where you pick one of three chests for a chance at a prize and each time you visit him, he marks your card. Eventually you will upgrade to a Gold Card, which should unlock the trophy.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/810b03f2-fbf2-49d1-b030-ce055107c34d.jpg Feelin' The Music (S)

Collect 25 Beats.

 

See Magnum Opus

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/14542821-8bc2-4609-ba1a-ffea188202da.jpg Magnum Opus (G)

Collect all Beats.

 

GLITCHED

 

Beats are little singing creatures that are hidden all over the map. Most of them are hidden underground, which will require an upgrade for your robot companion but some will also be hidden under rocks or piles of snow. You should be able to identify when a Beat is hidden on your screen, because they'll make a sound and a small music note should drift out of their hiding spot.

 

Each Beat color represents a different area of the map but Beats are also hidden on the Refuge. Because the maps are procedurally generated, there are only going to be a set number of Beats each time you head down to the surface so finding them all is going to be a significant grind. Once you find all of the Beats for a particular area of the game, a flag will be visible where they all hang out on the Refuge.

 

As you find them, make sure to head to the top left corner of the Refuge and sit through listening to their song. Occasionally, you'll be rewarded with an upgrade that's definitely worth your time.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/64914fc8-4b93-4731-85b5-6ebb289b2ad2.jpg Master Inventor (S)

Invent all Gadgets.

 

There are six Gadgets to find in Vaults spread out across the map. You will eventually get a Vault Identifier for your Patch Board but by the time you reach the end of the game, you will be able to easily explore the entire map and eventually you'll find all six on your own.

 

Retrieve the Blueprints for each Gadget by completing the Vaults, then head over to the Inventor at the bottom right corner of the Refuge. You will need to upgrade his shop several times until you have six research tables available, then it's just a matter of purchasing all six Gadgets from their respective tables.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/79de7d58-8fed-46af-8838-415b2ee93664.jpg Decommissioner (S)

Shut down all of the Furnaces.

 

GLITCHED

 

The description for this trophy is a bit misleading but a patch is apparently coming that will make it clearer and easier to track. Furnaces are the buildings with a large chimney that you find across the map, guarded by enemies. Unlike every other building in the game, there are 20 unique variations of Furnaces that you can find and you will need to destroy all 20 to earn the trophy. Your best bet is to destroy any and all Furnaces you come across on each run and eventually you should find all 20 variations.

 

Apparently a future patch will number each variation of Furnace, with some kind of checklist available at the Refuge but at the time of writing this, that wasn't available.

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/dddaa1bb-8f08-4eb4-8775-bec9dc5f390a.jpg Cliff Diver (B)

Accumulate 100 jump-down distance.

 

This trophy is for hopping down from any of the little ledges on the map 100 times. You'll almost certainly get this naturally by the time you've done everything else but if you're weird like me, just pick a spot where you can drop down next to a set of stairs and just go in a loop until the trophy unlocks.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/991ccdf3-edf0-4b49-af36-d6924e38e20e.jpg Boomer (B)

Defeat three enemies at once with a Boom Balloon.

 

This is one of the trickier trophies in the game, for a couple of reasons. The Boom Balloon does very little damage without being heavily upgraded and there aren't many places where you'll find three enemies close together (they have to essentially be overlapping for this to work). What worked for me was having the silver Gadget damage boost equipped and going to the Shifting Sands area of the map. You should find a screen with three of the small, green gremlins who will chase you if you get too close.

 

Now it's just a matter of wrangling them together so that they're all chasing you in one big cluster, turning around and firing the Boom Balloon point blank into their faces. With luck, you should kill all three and get the trophy.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/dc286fc2-0c3d-47ca-8410-3ed461817d88.jpg Hammer Time (G)

Defeat 20 enemies consecutively with the Hammer in a single run.

 

With the right upgrades, this shouldn't be too painful. You use the Hammer by charging the :square: button until you see it flash, then releasing the button. The most necessary upgrade for this is the patch that allows you to walk quicker while charging your hammer but the more of a damage boost you have, the easier it will be. I accomplished this in the Goldenwoods, mainly because the caterpillar enemy that splits in two counts as three enemies. The only challenging enemies in this area are the flying ones but with enough health you can absorb an attack and with a couple damage upgrades you should be able to kill them with one hammer swing.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/7465f189-8164-4ad2-9270-8327b322b888.jpg Bring Home The Bacon (S)

Gather 1,000 Sparklite in a single run.

 

By the time you've unlocked most of the map, you should get this trophy without trying. Once you're sufficiently upgraded, spend a run clearing out as much of the map as possible, including any Furnaces or caves you come across. Blow up as many boulders as you can, kill every enemy and you should have more than 1,000 before you've cleared every area.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/3acf676b-2b08-4379-8fd3-88c29128608c.jpg Unstoppable (G)

Defeat 500 enemies over all plays.

 

Self-explanatory, you'll have this by the end of the game without trying.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/f678e05f-b0b6-4050-9c66-98fcf13aca83.jpg Excavator (G)

Dig up 100 pickups with Wingnut over all plays.

 

In order to do this, you'll need the upgrade for Wingnut you receive after beating the first boss. There will be small marks on the ground all over the map that will twinkle periodically, indicating that something is buried underground. Switch to Wingnut by pressing :r1:, hover over the spot and press :cross:. Wingnut will dig up whatever is underground, which could also be a Beat. Do this 100 times and the trophy is yours.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/1c71749d-0a07-48c3-ba81-561b1c12e566.jpg A Clean Planet Is A Happy Planet (G)

Clean up 500 splats of Muck with Wingnut over all plays.

 

In order to do this, you will need the upgrade for Wingnut you receive after defeating the third boss. You will see orange goo all over certain screens on the map. Whenever you see this, switch to Wingnut using :r1:, hover over the Muck and use :square: to start vacuuming it up. If you do this each time you find it, you'll get this trophy incredibly quickly.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9737/06fa7de7-b1f4-420a-b60a-b7e600bd24b1.jpg Prospector (G)

Collect 5,000 Sparklite over all plays.

 

Self-explanatory, this carries over each run so you'll certainly have this before unlocking everything else in the game.

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