Road Map


Overview:

-Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 - Personal Evaluation (Trophy Difficulty Thread)
-Offline: 28 (8, 13, 6, 1)
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 6-8 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 0 (no playthroughs, only brief matches/quizzes)
-Number of missable trophies: None
-Glitched trophies: None (some concern about On A Roll in UK Version, read discussion below)
-Does Difficulty affect trophes: 5 - Quiz Hero, Quiz Lord, Quiz Titan, Child's Play, Mommas and Poppas
-Additional Peripherals needed: Yes, 2 extra controllers.

Introduction:

For those who played NatGeo Challenge Wild Life, the gameplay here is very similar. However, the game is much, much simpler to Platinum. The only real roadblock is that the game requires 3 controllers to Platinum. There are a large number of puzzles (jigsaw, square, sliders) to complete but the difficulty is quite low. Also, this game includes a new mode, Explorer. Explorer is basically like Risk but battles are fought with trivia.

Step 1: Explorer

You will only need one controller here, even for the multiplayer trophies (Hot-Seat mode allows all players to take turns on the same controller). You will probably need to play 3-4 games of Explorer to get all trophies. In each game, choose two players and make it your goal for each of the two players to completely conquer at least one continent. The game will end if either player gains 2200 points so plan accordingly. In one match, Player 1 will need to conquer at least 18 territories. In one match, you will need to use 4 players (again, 1 controller) and allow Player 1 to win. Last, in one match Player 1 should focus on winning all competitive puzzles. Read specific trophy guides for details - trophies included in this step are: One Small Step; Dr Livingstone I Presume?; Have a Captain Cook; The Grand Tour; Silks and Spices; Voyage of Discovery; The Inca Trail; Hearts and Minds; On a Roll; All For One...; Diversity

Step 2: Puzzles

First, play one game of 2-player Puzzle Attack and allow Player 1 to win. Then complete all the puzzles in individual puzzle mode. Completing puzzles unlocks new puzzles. All in all you will need to complete 90 puzzles, each requiring about 2-3 minutes. You will attain Prince of Puzzles; Jiggery-Pokery; Lord of the Dance; Squared Away; Square Eyed; Slipping and Sliding; Let It Slide from this step.

Step 3: Quizzes

You will need to win at least one Long Quiz using three controllers. Also, you need to attain minimum scores (not difficult) in Short, Medium, and Hard Quiz lengths. You also need to complete five short and five long quizzes (1 player). Lastly, you will need to end at least one quiz with a negative score (lose points on the betting rounds). This step should take no more than 2 hours. You will attain Enter A New Challenger; Counter-Intelligence; ...One For All; Child's Play; Mommas and Poppas; Bragging Rights; Quiz Hero; Quiz Lord; Quiz Titan; Columbus Salutes You! from this step.

BAM! You're done.

 

[PS3T Would Like to Thank MrMindBender for this Road Map]

National Geographic Challenge! Trophy Guide

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28 trophies ( 13  2  )

  • Unlock All Trophies in National Geographic Challenge!

    As always, attain all the other trophies to get the Platinum.

  • Play a Quiz, alone or with friends.

    Just complete any quiz with any number of players.

  • Score over 1,000 points in a Short Quiz, alone or with friends.

    You will have 40 questions, each of which can net you 100 points. 1,000 is not tough here. Feel free to play on Easy mode.

  • Score over 2,000 points in a Medium Quiz, alone or with friends.

    You will have 60 questions, each of which can net you 100 points. 2,000 is not tough here. Feel free to play on Easy mode.

  • Score over 4,000 points in a Long Quiz, alone or with friends.

    You will have 80 questions, each of which can net you 100 points. 4,000 is a little bit tougher here but not really challenging. Feel free to play on Easy mode.

  • Win a Long Quiz against friends.

    "Friends" implies at least 2 additional players. Since Hot-seat mode is not available in quizzes, you will need 3 controllers.

  • Take your first steps in Explorer.

    Simply attack one zone in Explorer Mode. You must successfully conquer the zone.

  • Control all 6 African Territories in a game of Explorer.

    In ONE game of Explorer, you must own all six land zones on the African continent. Once you take all six, the continent will be locked down for the remainder of the game.

  • Control all 6 Australian-Asian Territories in a game of Explorer.

    In ONE game of Explorer, you must own all six land zones on the Australian/Asian continent/bridge. Once you take all six, the continent will be locked down for the remainder of the game.

  • Control all 6 European Territories in a game of Explorer.

    In ONE game of Explorer, you must own all six land zones on the European continent. Once you take all six, the continent will be locked down for the remainder of the game.

  • Control all 6 Asian Territories in a game of Explorer.

    In ONE game of Explorer, you must own all six land zones on the Asian continent. Once you take all six, the continent will be locked down for the remainder of the game.

  • Control all 6 North American Territories in a game of Explorer.

    In ONE game of Explorer, you must own all six land zones on the North American (not Mexico/Central America) continent. Once you take all six, the continent will be locked down for the remainder of the game.

  • Control all 6 South American Territories in a game of Explorer.

    In ONE game of Explorer, you must own all six land zones on the South American (including Mexico & Central America) continent. Once you take all six, the continent will be locked down for the remainder of the game.

  • Control half the Territories in a game of Explorer.

    This takes a little planning. The max score before ending the game is 2200 and you must control 18 of the 36 Territories. Since each territory is worth at least 100 points, you MUST completely avoid all territories worth 250 or 500 points. Only take territories worth 100 points. Have the second player bounce back and forth between two adjacent territories that they own. There is a chance that you will randomly hit an exchange bonus which may award you a 500 point territory - there is no protection against this but the second player can take the territory away from you to reduce your point total.

  • Win 5 consecutive, competitive puzzles in a game of Explorer.

    Competitive territory battles are decided by either Trivia or Puzzle competitions. It is very unlikely that you will get 5 consecutive puzzles, as the misleading description might indicate. You only need to win 5 competitive puzzles without losing one - what happens on any trivia matches in between is irrelevant. So, lose any quiz matches, and win every puzzle match. The trophy popped on my first try - this trophy does not seem to be glitched for the North American version, though the EU version is (to date) still apparently unachievable.

  • Complete a game of Explorer with 3 other players beside you.

    You don't need four controllers - Hot-Seat Mode allows you to play as 4 with only one controller. You don't need the first player to win, you just need the match to end by having one of the four attain a score of 1700.

  • Complete 5 Quizes alone (profile owner only).

    Self-explanatory. You don't need to win five quizzes, or even score. Just barrel through 5 quizzes.

  • Complete 5 Quizes on Easy Difficulty (profile owner only).

    Self-explanatory. You just need to play 5 quizzes (any length) on Easy Difficulty.

  • Complete 5 Quizes on Hard Difficulty. (profile owner only).

    Self-explanatory. Just need to play 5 quizzes (any length) on Hard Difficulty.

  • Win a Puzzle Battle against another player.

    Only trophy related to puzzle battle. Just sabotage the second player and you will win the puzzle match in just a couple of minutes.

  • Complete your first Jigsaw puzzle.

    In just plain puzzles (not puzzle battle mode), you just need to assemble one jigsaw puzzle. All jigsaws are only 24 pieces.

  • Complete all Jigsaw puzzles. (profile owner only).

    In just plain puzzles (not puzzle battle mode), you need to assemble all jigsaw puzzles. All jigsaws are only 24 pieces. You will unlock a new puzzle each time you complete one. At 2-3 minutes each, this should take 1-2 hours.

  • Complete your first Square puzzle.

    In just plain puzzles (not puzzle battle mode), you just need to assemble one square puzzle. All square puzzles are only 24 pieces.

  • Complete all Square puzzles. (profile owner only).

    In just plain puzzles (not puzzle battle mode), you need to assemble all square puzzles. All square puzzles are only 24 pieces. You will unlock a new puzzle each time you complete one. At 2-3 minutes each, this should take 1-2 hours.

  • Complete your first Slider puzzle.

    In plain puzzles (not puzzle battle mode), you just need to re-arrange one slider puzzle. All sliders are only 8 pieces.

  • Complete all Slider puzzles. (profile owner only).

    In plain puzzles (not puzzle battle mode), you need to re-arrange all slider puzzles. All sliders are only 8 pieces. All slider puzzles are default unlocked. At 2-3 minutes each, this should take 1-2 hours.

 

Secret trophies

  • You have finished a round in any Quiz with a negative score, alone or with friends.

    Regardless of number of players, you can lose points in Rounds 2 & 4 of any quiz. However, you will not unlock the trophy until the end of the entire quiz. Don't panic when it doesn't unlock after your first negative Round.

  • You captured a Territory in each colour in a game of Explorer.

    In ONE game of Explorer, you must take at least one Territory on each continent (each color). This is almost impossible to miss whilst going for Hearts and Minds.

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