- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5 (personal estimate, Trophy Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 13 (9, 3, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 5-10h (skill dependant, Estimated Time to 100%)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + chapter select
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
- Do trophies stack?: N/A
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
Evil army? check! Explosions, chaos, and screen-shakes? check! A group of familiar looking heroes? check! Welcome to Gunslugs! Fight the evil Black Duck army as they try to take over the planet using their technology and a huge collection of foot-soldiers.
A classical run and gun, Gunslugs was first released on iOS in early 2013 and was ported on the Vita in February 2014. Comprised of 18 levels spread over 6 different settings (the last one being optional), its fast-paced and score-driven nature along with randomly generated layouts instilled with 80’s nostalgia make it pretty addictive (and great value at such a low price). The trophies are fairly easy to earn except for one which shouldn’t take more than 10 hours to earn.
Make sure to check the General Tips section below and the Boss FAQ if you need any help!
Apart from beating the various levels, Gunslugs tasks you to complete quite an extensive list of in-game objectives. Note that the trophies are tied to them: you will need to complete an objective to get the corresponding trophy. If you fulfill the requirements before unlocking the objective, the trophy won’t unlock (and you will have to do it again).
To spice things up a bit, you will only have 3 objectives active at any given time. A new one will be given to you at the end of each level for each one that you've completed. As you probably have figured out already, you will have to complete a lot of these before being able to unlock the last one you’ll need (which will probably be "Complete Hell").
You will find a list of the in-game objectives and how to complete them in this post.
The main thing if you want to survive in Gunslugs is to go slow. The game urges you to rush through the levels, constantly throwing enemies at you that drop coins and supplies when you kill them, but the faster you move the more chaotic things become and the higher the chance you'll be killed by an explosion. Always value progressing carefully and remember the following:
- Don’t be afraid of backtracking a bit to an area you’ve already cleared. Let the enemies come to you. It’s better to have them all prettily lined up for you to kill easily rather than in a swarm jumping all around you.
- Always try to avoid direct confrontation with tanks, prefer shooting them for afar or from a higher ledge.
- Make barrels and bouncing mines blow from a safe distance. A random shot can make them explode and if you’re too close, you’re done for.
- If possible, clear out an area (crates included) before triggering the landmines. This will allow you to move away more quickly from their blast radius.
- Always try to pick up coins, ammo and life packs but not at the expense of your life bar. I know those shiny items look tempting but they won’t be useful if you’re getting killed in the process now will they?
Another important thing worth mentioning is that you should stock up on coins until you get a "Continue". When you accumulate 100 coins, you will always get the opportunity to buy one in the form of a voodoo doll the first time you enter a house (see the “Voodootastic” objective). You can only buy one at a time, but it will be extremely useful: if you get killed, you will lose your coins and points but you won’t die and will continue your current run almost as if nothing happened. Once you have one, feel free to purchase other power ups (the armor will protect you until you wear it out and the drink from the bar will slow everything else down) or try any of the mini-games as playing one will replenish your life even if you die within seconds. You should avoid the one shaped like the Tardis from Doctor Who though, because if you die in there, game’s over.
Step 1: Play levels until you free Sarge, completing as many objectives as you can
You should first concentrate on completing the various levels from the first 4 stages (Plane Yard, The Jungle, Siberia and Egypt), freeing your companions on the way. Remember that each character starts in a different stage (see trophy descriptions). You should also try to complete all of the objectives that you can.
During this step, you will get at least:
- Play as Sly Rocko
- Play as Willis KiYay
- Play as B.A. Baracuda
- Play as Sarge
- Play as Scarlette Sonya
Step 2: Objectives clean up
You shouldn’t even attempt the Hell levels before unlocking the objectives specific to this stage: Kill a fire skull, Kill a death worm, Destroy 5 Hell tanks and Complete Hell. Until you have at least two of these in your current list, just stay in the other stages and complete every single one the game throws at you. Make sure to check the Objectives section if you’re stuck.
During this step, you will get at least (if you haven’t unlocked them already):
- Chain explosion of 3
- Beat the arcade
- Air kill a dude
- Blow up 4 dudes at once
- Drive over 10 dudes
Step 3: Complete Hell
Now for the final blow out! This won’t be a walk in the park, but a little self-control and tenacity should do the trick (see the Complete Hell trophy for more details). Good luck!
During this step, you will get the remaining trophies:
- Complete Hell
- Kill death worm
- Destroy 5 hell tanks
[PST Would Like To Thank kinjall for this Road Map]