Estimated Difficulty: 8/10
Estimated Time to 100%: 3-6 Hours
Offline Trophies: 12 (8 , 4 )
Online Trophies: 0
Minimum Number of Playthroughs Required: 2-4
Do Cheats Affect Trophies: No cheats
Glitched Trophies: None
Old school Mega Man fans ... REJOICE! If you've ever played a Mega Man game before, then you are set to go with this game from the moment it installs, but if not, here is a primer: Mega Man 10 is a 2-D, side scrolling "shooter" where you play as the title character against many "Robot Masters" and, from the beginning anyway, an unnamed super villain who is controlling them. You can also opt to play as Mega Man's "sidekick," Proto Man or Bass (a DLC character) and still unlock trophies.
Ideally, you can attain 100% of the trophies in only TWO playthroughs, but I would suggest more to avoid unnecessary frustration. First things first, if the diffculty curve of Mega Man 9 scared you away from even attempting this game, I can confidently say that Mega Man 10 is, for lack of a better term, ten times EASIER than Mega Man 9, and for one reason: EASY MODE. On Easy Mode, there are less enemies to deal with and most of the gaps and one-hit kill spikes are covered with stationary platforms. I dare say that anyone who has beaten Mega Man 2 can confidently beat Mega Man 10 and attain a large majority of the trophies.
STEP 1: COMPLETE THE GAME ON NORMAL.
Mega Man 10's Normal mode is a VERY stern challenge even for the most gifted of old school platform gamers. But it'll give you a good head start on what is expected for some of the more challenging trophies. Save after every level, repeat beaten levels if you are having trouble on another (you won't have to fight the bosses again) for extra items, & ensure you are maxed out on lives, energy tanks and the like before entering the final boss's castle (which is immediately after defeating the 8 Robot Masters). Once complete, you'll unlock Hard Mode & the WHOMP WILY! trophy at least.
STEP 2: BEAT THE GAME ON HARD.
Basically, Hard mode is Normal mode with enemies that seem 4x faster than before. Stock up on Energy tanks early and often! Finishing the game will earn you the SUPERHERO trophy.
STEP 3: TIME TO BE PERFECT!
Start up a New Game and play on Easy Mode. This time, you are aiming for the MR. PERFECT trophy. By now, you should be WELL versed in the game, having beaten it at least twice, so you aren't so ill-prepared going in. Don't use any health and/or weapon tanks, don't get killed and don't get HIT in the entire game. Save after each and every level and save in between each area of the castle. It might take a small miracle and a LOT of patience, but at the end of this run, you'll have unlocked the coveted MR. PERFECT, HARD ROCK, NO COFFEE BREAK, TENACIOUS and INVINCIBLE trophies.
STEP 4: CLEAN UP ON EASY MODE.
The best thing to do while cleaning up is to play through the game on Easy mode. Play through the eight Robot Masters and try and finish all of their stages in 30 minutes or less. This way, you can aim for BLUE BOMBER trophy and then go back and try for the WORLD WARRIOR and DESTROYER trophies later. Be sure to buy the Hair item in the Shop when you get to Wily Castle 4 and defeat all Robot Masters in the boss room with the default cannon to attain the HEADBANGING and TRUSTY SIDEARM trophy.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank OldSnoova for this Road Map]