-Estimated trophy difficulty: 8/10
-Offline: 43: 30 9 3 1
-Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 20-30 hours strongly depending on skill
-Number of missible trophies: None
-Glitched trophies: 1 (Owned all)
-Do cheat codes disable trophies?:None available that I know of.
-Required controllers for platinum?: 2
Sports Champions was one of the PS Move launch titles. It was featured with the Move bundle in the U.S. and is a common game among Move owners. It was expected too be an easy platinum, but turned out to be pretty difficult. Sports Champions consists of 6 events: Disc Golf, Gladiator Duel, Archery, Beach Volleyball, Bocce and Table Tennis. In this road map I will walk you through the 6 events and give you tips on how to beat the different events.
Completing training sessions
Before I start the road map I would advise you to complete all training sessions. Don't skip a single one.
I tell you in the road map to play with certain characters in certain events. This is because certain characters have certain skills. If you want to see a person's skills, press while selecting your character. Always follow my tips on which character to pick EXCEPT if you've unlocked the secret character for a certain event. The secret character is the event "boss" and you will get the chance to unlock the character after you've beaten the Gold Cup for that event. When you beat the Gold Cup a new match will become available and in this match you will play against the event boss. If you beat him/her you will earn 3 stars in the match and unlock the character. If you unlock the character, use them to earn three stars in the events that you don't have 3 stars in. Note that there is a secret character for each event and an additional secret character called "G.R.E.G.," but don't use him. He’s mostly there for fun.
Possibly one of the hardest events. While playing Disc Golf, you never want to be angling your Move controller down. Before you release the button, you always want to check how you're holding your disc. If you pivot it down you will fail and will probably be unable to earn three stars. Also, remember that when you release the button plays a great role in where your disc will fly. When you should release the button depends a lot on how you are playing the game. Are you standing 8 feet or closer to the PS Eye? Is your PS Eye under or above your TV? I think that in most cases the best thing to do is to release the button when your Move controller is pointing in the direction that you want it to go. Remember to always check out the landscape and the minimap in the left bottom corner. On most holes there are shortcuts and if you don't use them it could mean you lose. To move your character around to check for shortcuts, use the button.
Remember to play as Giselle at all time in Disc Golf.
NOTE: If you screw up while playing Disc Golf you can quit the game, then enter Disc Golf again, select the same match and select "Yes" when it asks you if you want to continue the old match. Doing this will give you the stats you had when you first started the hole.
One of my least favorite events because of one reason: the Move is not 100% accurate here. Now there isn't a lot I can tell you here, but I’ll try to give you as many tips and hints that I can. I find that the PS Move is not 100% accurate here because sometimes when you block, your opponent will swing at you, hit your shield and you will still take damage. The best advice I can give you is to never attack your opponent unless he is attacking you. When your opponent attacks, block his/her attack with your shield, which leaves them vulnerable for but a second. Now try swinging as hard as you can, preferably hitting your opponent in a vulnerable place such as the head. Remember that your "Super Strike" meter will fill up faster if you parry with your weapon.
When you get up to the 5th match in the Gold Cup, things will suddenly get a lot harder. What you want to do here is block everything and swing back when they’re vulnerable. If the opponent does the leg swipe move, you should dodge right/left depending on which side leg swipe is on. If it’s on the left side, dodge right and hit your opponent as hard as you can. After a couple hits your opponent will be knocked down to the ground. Use the jump move and remember to swing in the air to do extra damage.
You should always play as Rin in Gladiator Duel. Check out the "Super Star!" trophy for valuable tips and tricks for Gladiator Duel from LeeroV
So what can I tell you about archery? It's fun and it's accurate. Now a lot of people were having trouble with just simply aiming, so I’m going to help you with this the best way I can. Look at the case for Sports Champions. There should be a nice lady on the cover showing you exactly how to hold your Move controllers when playing archery. What bow you play with does make a difference and there’s been some discussion over which bow is the best. I found that the standard bow that you start with works all the way through the Bronze, Silver and Gold Cups. The only other tip I can give you is to shoot from the hip if your arm gets tired. This isn't as accurate and it doesn't really feel like playing archery in real life but you should be fine.
Remember to play as Dallas in Archery.
The easiest event; I don't really feel like there are any tips or tricks needed here. I got 3 stars on almost every match I played without even trying that hard. The basic controls will be learned by just completing the training sessions.
The only real tip I can give you is how to fiery serve. To do a fiery serve, move your character holding . You generally want your character in the middle. Now when your character is standing in the middle, take a step back and let go of the button. Flick the ball up in the air and hit it when the circle around it turns green. Remember that you have to be very accurate while fiery serving and it might take you a few tries before you feel confident about it.
Remember to play as Tatupo in Beach Volleyball.
A pretty boring event that doesn't really become difficult until the Gold Cup. Remember that while playing Bocce, you can change your angle with the button and that you can move your character with the button. This is useful for lining yourself up with the pallino.
While going for three stars, it's important to get a sweep. This is important because it will boost your score and will give you a better chance of ending the game with a 6-0 or 7-0 score, therefore giving you a better overall score. Note that you don’t have to successfully get a sweep to earn 3 stars, but it helps.
Remember to play as Boomer in Bocce.
This event is all about knowing your opponent. Some opponents like the "Event Boss" are best defeated using a defensive style, while most other opponents are best defeated using an offensive style. I recommend that you tackle every opponent using an offensive playing style the first time you play against them. If you lose a couple of times, you can try a more defensive style and wait for your opponent to screw up.
Remember to play as Kenji in Table Tennis.
Sports Champions is a great game, and a difficult but rather fast platinum. You can complete the events in any order that you want and don't need to do them in the order I have listed them.
Also, I would like to point out the importance of arm stretches. You should stretch before and after you play. For more details you can check out the trophy guide. Gladiator Duel and Table Tennis are especially hard on the arm because they involve violent swings.