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Overview:
  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (personal estimate) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 44 (24, 17, 2, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 21-25hrs (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: None if playing with the 1.03 or higher patch installed.
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No so play on Easy.

Introduction:

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is a Metroidvania style side-scroller game where you play as Rayton the rabbit, armed with a mechanical fist, drill and whip. The game will see you exploring Torch City as Rayton, fighting against the Legion and meeting different characters to guide you on your mission.


Walkthrough:

None of the trophies are missable as after the final boss you can reload your save and travel anywhere in the city. I recommend collecting all the weapon, health (HP), stamina (SP) and ability upgrades (EP) before taking on the final boss - you will know when you are approaching this stage as your objective marker will be in Lower Torch City.

Weapons:

You start the game with the fist and will later unlock the drill and the whip. Each of these give you different attacks and allow you to open different doors. You can cycle through the weapons using l1.png and l2.png but I would recommend using the d-pad as this will make your life easier when you come to do Martial Arts Heir trophy_silver.png as you'll be in the habit of using dpad_up.png for the fist, dpad_right.png for drill and dpad_left.png for the whip.

Abilities/Devices:

As you progress you will unlock four abilities/devices which you can select with rs.png, using these will consume one bar of EP (the orange bar at the bottom of the screen). See Unlimited Energy trophy_silver.png.

Special attacks:

These will consume one bar of SP (blue bar at the top of the screen). You can upgrade to a maximum of six bars see Endless Qi trophy_silver.png.

Health:

As with the above you can increase your max HP (red bar) with upgrades, see Indestructible trophy_silver.png. You can also get an extra temporary 2 or 3 bars added on by eating at Chuan's noodle shop in Joffre street. Once these are depleted you will need to eat noodles again. I only did this for the final boss and I ate a bowl of chili noodles to add 3 bars.

EP, SP and HP can all be restored to the current maximum by chosing the repair option at a save point machine.

Chuan's Noodle shop on Joffre street.

Not only is Chaun a skilled maker of noodle-based dishes, he will also reward you for eating them! For every 3 bowls you eat he will invent a new dish, you will have to leave the area and return for them to appear on the menu.
  • Eat 3 plain noodles - get EP compound
  • Eat 3 mixed noodles - get SP essence
  • Eat 3 classic chilli noodles - get Woof-Woof poster
  • Eat 3 cabbage noodles - get a Mystery Shard piece

Map:

A little way into the game you will have access to a map, which you can view with tp.png. Make use of this to see where your objective is which areas of the map you are yet to uncover. Very helpfully, Demajens has created all of the maps with their collectibles in Google Drive: LINK.


Step 1: Follow the objective markers on the map, explorer everywhere that you can

As this is a Metroidvania game you will have to return to parts of the map, once you unlock the ability that allows you to progress into new areas.

If you visit everywhere and collect everything, you should get:

Outsider trophy_bronze.png 
Survival of the Fittest trophy_bronze.png 
Uprising trophy_bronze.png 
Weapon of the Legion trophy_bronze.png 
Power Hungry trophy_bronze.png 
Mental Trauma trophy_bronze.png 
Animal Farm trophy_bronze.png 
DO NOT ANSWER! DO NOT ANSWER! DO NOT ANSWER! trophy_bronze.png 
Nimble Fighter trophy_bronze.png 
Aerial Strike trophy_bronze.png 
Dimension Collapse trophy_bronze.png 
Part-time Plumber trophy_bronze.png 
Information Jigsaw trophy_bronze.png 
Turing Test Failure trophy_bronze.png 
See Me Not trophy_bronze.png 
Military Secret trophy_bronze.png 
Shelter from the Blizzard trophy_bronze.png 
Weapon of the Resistance trophy_bronze.png 
Wanderer trophy_silver.png 
Mean Streets trophy_bronze.png 
Anti-Gravity trophy_bronze.png 
Drill Master trophy_silver.png 
Bitten by a Mutant Spider? trophy_bronze.png 
A Breath of Freedom trophy_bronze.png 
Martial Arts Heir trophy_silver.png 
Toe to Toe trophy_bronze.png 
Unsafe to Possession trophy_silver.png 
One Step Away trophy_silver.png 
Indestructible trophy_silver.png 
Power Seeker trophy_silver.png 
Whip Master trophy_silver.png 
Unlimited Energy trophy_silver.png 
Treasure Hunter trophy_silver.png 
Tool Enthusiast trophy_silver.png 
There Will Be Blood trophy_silver.png 
Fist Master trophy_silver.png 
Rabbit Time trophy_bronze.png 
Barrel Smasher trophy_silver.png 
For the New Dawn trophy_gold.png 
Environmentalist trophy_silver.png 
Endless Qi trophy_silver.png 


Step 2: Collectibles clean-up

Even if you went everywhere in step 1, you won't be able to get the below trophies until after the 'big' boss fight as you won't be able to 100% explore Upper Torch Tower until then. You will also need to return to the Coastal Fortress to collect the poster at the top.

Collector Classics trophy_silver.png 
Liberator trophy_gold.png 


Pick up anything else you're missing to get:

Once Upon a Time in Torch City trophy_platinum.png 

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch Trophy Guide

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44 trophies ( 17  24  18  )

  • Acquired all other trophies.

    Unlocked once all other trophies have been earned.
  • Increased max HP for the first time.

    For every three HP upgrades you find, you will add one additional red bar of health. For details on upgrading your health, see Indestructible trophy_silver.png.
  • Increased max SP for the first time.

    For every three SP essence upgrades you find, you will add one additional blue bar of stamina. For details on upgrading your stamina, see Endless Qi trophy_silver.png.
  • Increased max EP for the first time.

    For every three EP compound upgrades you find, you will add one additional orange bar. For details on upgrading your ability bar, see Unlimited Energy trophy_silver.png.
  • Reached the limit for max HP.

    HP can be upgraded to a maximum of 8 bars of health and you will need 3 upgrades to add one bar. Upgrades can be found throughout Torch City but some are in locked chests and will require skeleton keys to open them. Keys can be bought from Flip (see Treasure Hunter trophy_silver.png) you will also need to buy one from from Jingles' shop and you'll receive one as a reward from Pippin in Joffre street in exchange for seeds.
  • Reached the limit for max SP.

    You can have up to 6 SP bars, you start with 2 and for every 3 SP essence upgrades you find, 1 bar will be added. The upgrades are found in throught the city but the one in the Old Town will be in a locked chest and you'll need a skeleton key from Flip, see Treasure Hunter trophy_silver.png. The upgrades in Joffre Street will be obtained by eating 3 bowls of Chuan's mixed noodles, buying 1 key from Jingles being awarded one from Pippin inexchange for seeds.
  • Reached the limit for max EP.

    There is a maximum of 6 orange ability bars, with one added for every 3 upgrades you find, you will start with 2. The upgrades can be found in the environment but the one in the Prison will be in a locked chest and you'll need a skeleton key from Flip, see Treasure Hunter trophy_silver.png. You will also receive one from Pippin and you obtain another from eating 3 bowls of plain noodles at Chuan's.
  • Collected all posters.

    Posters are not visible on the map so it's tricky to know if you've missed any, however Demajen has kindly created these maps which show all of the collectibles: LINK

    Most are found while exploring the city, with the exception of:
    • Woof-Woof - Eat 3 bowls of classic chilli noodles at Chuan's.
    • Mappo - Visit the map guy in Joffre street once you have all areas at 100%
    • Fly - Talk to instructor Chang in the Western Range, keep talking to him until he calls out "965! 966! 967!" as the number of push-ups, then you'll have a chat and he'll forget where he got up to, reply with "967!
  • Opened all locked chests.

    There are 10 chests to find and they are unlocked with skeleton keys that you purchase from Flip. Chests will show on the map if you've uncovered the map in their vicinity. Initially Flip is in the Power Station where he will give you a key, he will then move to Joffre street where you can buy 3 more keys. Later he will move to the Sewers, Power Station, Arsenal and Coastal fortress, you can only buy 2 or 3 keys at a time. He will move to these areas when your objective is in the same area. At the Coastal Fortress he will aslo give you a weapon upgrade.
  • Collected all plant seeds.

    Plant seeds are dotted around the city and they show in the map if you've been in their vicinity. Some will require you to come back later when you have the right ability to access the area they're in (e.g. behind lasers). Collect these seeds and return to Pippin in Joffre street and he will give you a reward, usually money but also EP compound, HP extract, SP upgrades, mystery shard and posters.

    Once you have all 50 seeds (you can also buy one from either Jingles or Flip to give you 51) return to Pippin who will explain about the seeds and then the trophy will pop.
  • Unlocked all Fist skills.

    Fist skills can be unlocked at a save terminal, these will require coins and some also require data disks, which are found throught the city or awarded by Pippin and Master Wu. You need to complete the Fist training with Master Wu to unlock additional skills to buy. For tor tips on completing the training see Martial Arts Heir trophy_silver.png.
  • Unlocked all Drill skills.

    Drill skills can be unlocked at a save terminal, these will require coins and some also require data disks, which are found throught the city or awarded by Pippin and Master Wu. You will need to complete the Drill training with Master Wu to unlock additional skills to buy. For tor tips on completing the training see Martial Arts Heir trophy_silver.png.
  • Unlocked all Whip skills.

    Whip skills can be unlocked at a save terminal, these will coins and some also require data disks, which are found throught the city or awarded by Pippin and Master Wu. You will need to complete the Whip training with Master Wu to unlock additional skills to buy. For tor tips on completing the training see Martial Arts Heir trophy_silver.png.
  • Unlocked Qi Explosion skill.

    This skill is acquired late-on in the game, to access it you will need all 4 mystery shards and then travel to the Ancient Complex, where you can use the shards to open the door to the left of the lift.

    Shards will be obtained by:
    • Purchasing one from Jingle's shop on Joffre street for 5,000 Furzos
    • A reward from Pippin for giving him 44 seeds
    • Rewarded to you by Master Wu for completing the Master Training (see Martial Arts Heir trophy_silver.png)
    • Given to you by Chuan for eating 3 bowls of cabbage noodles.
  • Upgraded all devices to their maximum level.

    Devices are the items accessible using rs.png, you will need to upgrade the Shock Baton, Carrot Juice, Homing Missile and Exploding Puppet.

    Shock Baton 
    • Initially given as part of story progression
    • The uprade comes from Flip at the Coastal Fortress after buying keys from him
    Carrot Juice
    • Initially given by Master Wu as part of the story progress
    • Upgrades 1 & 2 come from Pippin in exchange for seeds
    Homing missile
    • You will get this early in the game as part of the story
    • The second upgrade is from Yang for completing the 12 barrel challenge in the Western Range
    • For the third upgrade you will need to collect all 3 gun upgrades/blueprints and return to Yang, you will then need to complete the second barrel challenge. See Barrel Smasher trophy_silver.png  for tips.
    • Gun plan locations:
    1. for 600 coins from Jingles' shop in Joffre street
    2. for 1,500 coins from Flip in Joffre street
    3. from Dukes office, on the bookcase behind where he was sitting, after you've defeated him
    Exploding puppet
    • Initially given by Pippin in exchange for seeds
    • The upgrade 'Dr Puppet' can be bought for 2,000 coins from Jingles.
  • Completed all combo training at the training field.

    I'm not great at combos so struggled until I realised that you are better off looking at the list of required moves on the left and follow these, rather than looking at your character so you literally work your way down the list, pressing circle.pngsquare.pngtriangle.pngdpad_right.pngsquare.png etc. as required.

    If you recall earlier I suggested using the d-pad to select your weapon, this makes it easier to chose the right weapon for the task, as l1.png/l2.png inevitably ends up with you cycling to the wrong one. Don't rush the button inputs, do it nice and steady, no mashing. You can continue to input the moves without waiting for the cinematic to finish from the previous move. One of the early training tasks requires you to punch the dummy into the air and away from you, then dash to hit it again (might be the fist training). I found that the dummy travelled too far from being punched that the dash wouldn't reach it so start with the dummy to the left of the screen which limits how far it can travel. You can pick up the dummy and throw it with circle.png with the fist equiped or use circle.png with the drill to blow it along. The advanced and master training tasks are not a 5 minute job unless you are particulaly good at combos so don't get frustrated if it takes you 30 mins.
  • Completed the barrel smashing challenge flawlessly.

    You will need to destroy 30 wooden barrels to get the trophy. Exploding barrels do not count. Try and avoid being hit by the red exploding barrels as these slow you down and make you miss the wooden ones The best method for this is to use triangle.png with the whip equipped and also use triangle.png+lss.png to create a bubble on the floor which destroys the barrels. Because of this its best to wait until you have at least 5 bars of SP (blue)

    This video by Moving Fingers Gaming shows the method: Barrel Smasher
  • Discovered half of the secrets in Torch City.

  • Discovered all of the secrets in Torch City.

    For this trophy you will need:
    • All maps 100% explored
    • All seeds
    • All data disks
    • All HP upgrades
    • All SP upgrades
    • All EP upgrades
    • All ability upgrades
    • All device upgrades
    Records are not required for this trophy.
  • Kept an enemy in the air for 15 seconds straight.

    The easiest place to do this is in Joffre street with one of the training dummies. Just pick one of the training tasks, once you have the trophy you can talk to Master Wu to quit the training. The best method for this is to equip the whip and press square.png then triangle.png to launch the dummy into the air, then use triangle.png+lss.png to create a bubble onthe ground. The dummy will sit on top of the bubble, make sure to create another bubble when the first one expires, before the dummy hits the ground. It's best to attempt this when you have 4 or 5 SP bars.
  • Made 5 parries in a row without taking damage.

    First you will need to unlock the parry ability by picking it up in Arsenal, this gives you the option to use lse.png or lsw.png just before an enemy hits you, to deflect the attack. Drones are the best enemy to attempt this on. You can also deflect using the shock baton but I couldn't get the trophy to pop using that.

    Thomas' Trophy Tutorials has a good video on this achievement: Toe to Toe
  • Moved between 7 different anchor points without touching the ground.

    This will require the whip and the best place to do this is early on in the underwater base. You cannot use the same anchor point more than once. You can see the anchor points here, to the left of the fast travel point: Underwater Base map
  • Eliminated 3 enemies with one Exploding Puppet.

    There's a good spot in the Old Town to get this, where there's one guy and two drones, wait for them to all be close by and throw out a puppet.

    Thomas' Trophy Tutorials has a video of it here: Turing Test Failure
  • Eliminated 5 enemies during one Qi Explosion.

    First you will need to have unlocked the Qi Explosion by collecting the 4 shards and opening the door in the Ancient Complex. After this find an area with 5 enemies and initiate Qi by pressing triangle.png+circle.png, you can then use unlimited SP attacks until the slow-mo finishes.

    Video from Thomas' Trophy Tutorials: Rabbit Time
  • Threw and knocked down enemies in the air 20 times altogether.

    This isn't a trophy that will happen naturally but it can be farmed at the top of the Old Town, by equipping the fist and grabbing a drone with circle.png and throwing it into the other one. Once you've smashed them together head to the save terminal to the right of the area and return to the main menu, then reload your save and the drones will have respawned.

    Video from Thomas' Trophy Tutorials: Dimension Collapse
  • Executed 2 enemies in a row without touching the ground.

    In the same location as the above trophy, you can hit each drone until it is yellow, you should then be able to jump and use circle.png to execute the first drone and circle.png again to take out the second. Occasionally both drones may get taken out with the first execution. If this happens, go to the save terminal to the right, exit to the game menu and reload your save, the drones will have respawned.

    Video from Thomas' Trophy Tutorials: Aerial Strike
 

Secret trophies

  • A veteran took up arms again.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Awarded for completing the introductory part of the game, where you have to get your friend out of prison.
  • Tested your fighting reflexes in a tough battle.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    In the Old Town you will pick up the double jump ability and will face a boss. After defeating him you can collect a data disk and the trophy will pop.
  • Acquired a very deadly weapon.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    The Robotic Core is the boss for the Power Station. It rotates and has 3 guns, jump or use the floating platforms to attack it. Try to concentrate on attacking it, rather than the other enemies that spawn and the battle will be over much quicker. It will eventually shoot lasers so use the platforms to shield yourself. If you take too long to kill the Robotic Core it will recover some health so attack it as much as possible.
  • Confronted an unpleasant memory.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    You meet up with your old pal Cicero at the top of Lower Torch Tower and have a fight, after this you will get the trophy. You're not supposed to win so don't worry about losing as this won't affect anything.
  • Made contact with the city’s underworld.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Awarded after meeting the head of the rat gang.
  • Collected a classified document.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Collect the first document for Duke from Arsenal.
  • Solved a municipal administration problem.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Turn the valve to remove the water from the subway.
  • Collected an important piece of information.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    In the Sewers defeat the Iron Dogs' robots Rage and Fury, after this you will be given the second document for Duke.
  • Arrived in the desolate mountains.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Head left out of Joffre street and take the mine cart through the abandoned tunnel, then you will eventually reach the Western Range.
  • Acquired a very flexible weapon.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Defeat the Mine Demon to get the whip.
  • Eliminated the threat from the shadows.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Fight with someone you thought was an ally, then  the trophy will pop after defeating them.
  • Acquired a tool to overcome biological limits.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    You will visit the underwater base to find the oxygen mask but first you have a boss to kill. Once it's out of the way, go into the next room and collect the mask and the trophy.
  • Found the unstable source of power.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Follow the map marker to the underwater lake to learn the underwater charge ability. The charge is great for taking out underwater enemies e.g. drill-fish and for breaking through rocks or red barriers - these will be visible on the map.
  • Escaped from a desperate situation.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Once you have 2 shards you can access the area to the right of the lift in the Ancient Complex, once you have solved the puzzles to open the central door you will find the Omni-dash+ ability which allwos you to dash in any direction. After a chat with Q, you will be chased by a rock-snake so keep ahead of it and use all your platforming skills to escape. Once you are safe, the trophy will pop.
  • Chose to face your nemesis head-on.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    On your way through the Coastal Fortress to fight Cicero you will encounter another boss, called Yokozuna, after defating him you will get the trophy.
  • Torch City welcomed the new dawn.

    Story related, can't be missed.

    Awarded after the final boss fight. I recommend having your homing missiles at level 3 and having maxed out your SP, EP and HP. You can also visit Chuan to eat some noodles to get the temporary extended health bar, the chili noodles will give you 3 extra bars. While exploring Upper Torch Tower before the fight you will have access to a fast travel point so you can return to Joffre street or any other part of the map before facing Cicero.

    Demajens map of Upper Torch Tower
  • Faced a serious crisis of physical shape.

    For this you will need to drink 4 carrot juice's in one go, you cannot drink 1, then replenish your juice at a save terminal and drink another so you will need to have at least 4 of the orange EP bars. Make sure carrot juice is selected by using rs.png and rss.png, then hold r2.png to keeping drinking until you've consumed 4. The trophy will then pop.
  • Picked up a signal from another universe.

    This apparently relates to a Chinese sci-fi book called Three Body Problems. Go to the bottom left area in Joffre street (underneath Pippins shop) and you will see some posters and some speakers. Hang around next to the speakers until the square.png button appears. Press square.png then the trophy will pop.

    Video from Thomas' Trophy Tutorials: Do not answer!

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