Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (personal estimate) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 30 (17, 6, 6, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 2-4hrs (personal estimate) (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + Cleanup
  • Number of missable trophies: Half the list
  • Glitched trophies: 0
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, the game must be completed on Expert
  • Do trophies stack?: The Difficulty trophies stack but there is only the 1 list for this game
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: Using hints/skips will void some trophies
  • Additional peripherals required?: No


Introduction:

Despite the name, Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders is not in fact another Prince of Persia game. Instead, it's another HO adventure game from Artifex Mundi. An evil vizier is poised to take over Persia and it's up to apothecary Tara, her mysterious companion Darius and their genie Minu to stop him and defeat the ancient evil power he wields.

If you've played any of these games, you know exactly what to expect from the trophy list. Play on Expert, don't skip any puzzles or use hints (i.e don't ) and make sure you gather all the collectibles. There's only one set of collectibles this time around, but they're surprisingly well hidden in the environment. Make them a priority every time you enter a new screen, as a few are located on screens you will only be able to access once. There is also a second set of pseudo-collectibles in the form of exhausting conversation options with your companion, Darius. However, you don't need to do anything special to get these conversations to trigger and the game makes it obvious when they're there (there will be a dialogue bubble on screen).

I have written a walkthrough here, that will get you all trophies in a single playthrough: LINK


Walkthrough:

Step 1: New game, expert, no hints/skips and gather all collectibles

Simply play through the game. As mentioned above, make collectibles a priority over everything else because they must all be collected in a single playthrough and some of them are on screens that you will only be able to access once (like in the maze). To help you out, I have listed the trophies in order of unlocking.

By the end of this step, you will have earned the story-related:

Serendipity
Apprentice Apothecary
Peculiar Companion
To the Skies!
Another World
Expert Apothecary
Orion Unbound
King's Blood
The Radiant City
Dungeon Crawler
Prison Break
Long Live the King
Point of No Return
Master Apothecary
Expert Player
Sunrise

...and if you got all collectibles:

Citizen
Small Talk
Aristocrat
Chatty
Royal Family

...and the miscellaneous:

Faster Than Light!
Lightning Search
Eagle-Eyed
Flawless Aim
Bright Mind
Skilled Searcher
Master Searcher
Puzzle Expert


Step 2: Cleanup (optional)

If you missed any trophies in Step 1, you will need to start a new game to get another chance at them. As long as you unlocked the Expert difficulty and no hints/skips trophies in Step 1, feel free to play on casual and use hints/skips to make this playthrough go quicker.

By the end of this step, you will have earned:

Platinum - Congratulations!

[PST Would Like To Thank themindisacity for this Roadmap]

Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders Trophy Guide

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30 trophies ( 17  13  )

  • Unlock every Trophy.

    Congratulations!

  • Complete the game.

    See Expert player.

  • Finish the game in Expert mode

    When starting a new game, select Expert and you will be locked into this trophy. Expert mode does not make any of the puzzles or HO scenes more difficult, it simply means that interactible things in the environment don't sparkle and the hint meter (which you shouldn't be using) charges more slowly.

  • Prepare your first potion.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    You will unlock this in the Antechamber, after mixing a healing potion for Darius.

  • Prepare 3 potions.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    You will unlock this in the Great Hall, after mixing a potion to take care of the giant snake.

  • Prepare 5 potions.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    You will unlock this when you mix the quick plaster potion near the end of the game.

  • Finish a Hidden Object Puzzle with fewer than 4 mistakes.

    For this trophy, just take your time locating objects in any HO scene before clicking on them. A mistake is denoted by a controller vibration. See Lightning Search for a great place to unlock all of the miscellaneous HO trophies.

  • Finish any Hidden Object Puzzle in less than 1 minute.

    There are two ways to do this trophy:

    1: Study a HO scene, locate the objects and go in already knowing where everything is.
    2: Load up the game on Casual and click around like crazy. With no penalty for misclicks, you're likely to clear most HO scenes in about 30-40 seconds.

    See Lightning Search for a great place to unlock all the miscellaneous HO trophies.

  • Find 3 hidden objects within 3 seconds.

    For this trophy to unlock, you need to not only pick up three objects in as many seconds but you also need to not have any misclicks/errors while doing it. The trophy will unlock immediately once you've done it.

    There's a great non-randomized HO scene early in the game, in the Antechamber, where you can unlock this and all of the miscellaneous HO trophies. It's when you need to collect drops of water from the statue. Make a backup save before walking up to the statue and reload it if needed until you've unlocked all three miscellaneous HO trophies.

  • Finish all Hidden Object Puzzles without using a Hint.

    As with all of these games, is your enemy so avoid this button at all costs and you will unlock this game-spanning trophy after solving the HO scene in the Secret Room, where you get the frigid clay. If you accidentally hit the button, immediately quit to XMB (not the main menu, else the autosave will trigger) and relaunch the game. The game will forget that you ever pressed the hint button.

  • Finish 3 Hidden Object Puzzles in a row without using a Hint.

    See Master Searcher.

  • Find a Khur Palace marking.

    See Royal Family.

  • Find half of all the Khur Palace markings.

    See Royal Family.

  • Find all the Khur Palace markings.

    The Khur Palace markings are the only collectible in the game; there are 32 in total. You will never have access to every area of the game at once, so make these a priority with every new screen, especially because a few of these are on screens that you will only ever access once in the entire game (like the maze). They kinda look like the Taj Mahal, and area always on the main screen (never in "walk up" or "zoom" subwindows).

    In order:

     

    1. Temple Gates – On right pedestal, under and to the left of the broken statue
    2. Temple Atriun - In broken area of stairs
    3. Antechamber (after lighting room) – Above Darius, right of stone bowl
    4. Mysterious Chamber/Genie's Vault - At end of blue stripe on the right wall (near the pedestal)
    5. Shelf – On the underside of the roof above the crates on the right
    6. Seat of the Simurghs - In the middle of the fallen tree
    7. Nests - To the right of the purple lines on the cliff in the top left corner
    8. Treasury (after lighting room) - On the right side of the screen is a tiny waterfall; it's just left of that, on a gold pile
    9. Ancient Genie Estate - On the wall above and behind the pillar with the sword on it
    10. Oasis Portal - On the left of the screen is a gold circle that kind of looks like a shield. Just above and left of it is some moss that is hiding the marking
    11. Misty Oasis/Genie Entryway - on the side of the building in the top left corner, under a spiral gold thing
    12. Orion's Arbor - In the middle of the roof covering the fountain, directly under the gold balls
    13. Portal Platform - In between the broken archway on the left and the spiral statue next to it
    14. Great Hall - Above left door, in the gap between the fabrics
    15. Orion's Workshop - On the wall above the right bookshelves/behind the floating crystals
    16. Room of Cuiros - On the right wall, just left of the ladder (it's red) – Aristocrat unlocked
    17. Library - Under a loop of red fabric on the top left of the screen
    18. Vineyard Basement - On the wall just above the giant keg on the right
    19. Desolated City Vista - Put your cursor on the cart wheel, then move it straight up until it hits the square top of a building in the background. It's on that building
    20. Suburb Market - On the side of the sticking out building on the right, next to the ladder/above the red tarp
    21. Dry Well Alley (after battle) - on the wall between the two boarded up doors
    22. Wedding Abode - On ceiling directly above the family
    23. Old Qanat Root - In the center above the door
    24. Old Qanat Root (after maze) - To the right of the crack in the back wall is a pillar. Go about midway up that pillar, then go right a bit. It's really hard to see.
    25. Prison - To the right of the center pillar, among the cracks in the floor
    26. War Room/Royal Guard Quarters - On pillar just right of Darius' head
    27. Palace Foyer (after clearing branches) – Just above and left of the left statue's head, in the branches
    28. Throne Room - Behind the fabric above the right window
    29. Elevator - On wall above crushed panels
    30. Elder Passage - In top rocks, next to the rope
    31. Secret Room/Zaved's Hideout – One of the drawings on the back wall
    32. Tainted Sepulcher - On the left staircase
  • Finish 4 Minigames in a row without skipping.

    See Puzzle Expert.

  • Finish any Minigame in less than 1 minute.

    There are a few minigames where you may actually unlock this naturally. If you just want to get it out of the way, early in the game in the Nests area, there is a figurine moving puzzle in one of the nests. Once you find the missing figurines, put them in the empty spots and move them in the following order: genie / woman / king / soldier / woman / king / genie / Simurgh / genie.

  • Finish all Minigames without skipping.

    As with all of these games, is your enemy so avoid it at all times and you will unlock this trophy at the end of the game after the final rune battle.

 

Secret trophies

  • Survive an encounter with Grand Vizier Zaved.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    Once you gain access to the temple at the beginning of the game, you will have a rune battle with Zaved. There are three rounds. Once you finish it, there will be a few cutscenes and the trophy will unlock when you wake up in the Antechamber.

  • Get out of the ruined Temple with your new companion.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    Will unlock after a series of cutscenes after you gain possession of the lamp.

  • Fly to the Genie Estate on the Simurgh’s back.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    Will unlock after a series of cutscenes after you defeat the demon inside the Treasury.

  • Visit the realm of Genies.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    This will unlock after you solve the rotating circles puzzle and enter the Misty Portal.

  • Free the real Orion.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    This will unlock after you put the mirror prism in the mirror in Orion's Workshop and solve the light puzzle.

  • Learn of another way to seal the Tomb of the Shadow Lord.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    This will unlock after you solve the encrypted cube puzzle in the Library.

  • Visit Khur, the capital of Persia.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    You will unlock this when you escape the Vineyard Basement and climb the ladder back outside.

  • Find an entrance to The Old Qanat.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    Will unlock when you get the relic from the box in the Wedding Abode, use it with the slot in Dry Well Alley, solve the puzzle and climb down the well.

  • Find and free Darius.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    This will unlock after cutscenes, after you solve the light reflecting puzzle in the Prison.

  • Learn the truth about Darius.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    This will unlock after the cutscene that plays upon entering the Throne Room.

  • Survive the elevator fall.

    Story related and cannot be missed

    This will unlock after the cutscene after you escape the elevator with Darius.

  • Talk to Darius in the chat window at least once.

    See Chatty.

  • Exhaust all options in the chat window throughout the game.

    From time to time, you will see dialogue bubbles above Darius' head. This indicates that there is a chat window and you will need to exhaust all conversation options in them.

    In order:

    1. Antechamber – After cutscene after lighting room – Small Talk
    2. Shelf – When you first arrive
    3. Seat of the Simurghs – When you first arrive
    4. Seat of the Simurghs – After waking the old Simurgh
    5. Misty Oasis/Genie Entryway – When you first arrive
    6. Orion's Workshop – After freeing Orion
    7. Prison – After freeing Darius
    8. War Room/Royal Guard Quarters – When you first arrive
    9. Secret Room/Zaved's Hideout – When you first arrive

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