Overview:

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 29 (13, 9, 6, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 20-25hrs+ (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: 14 - Collector, Gourmet, Angler, Farmhand, Archivist, Explorer, Treasure Hunter, Honorable Warrior, Powerful Warrior, Legendary Warrior, Master Chef, Happy Crew, Architect, and Hat Collector
  • Glitched trophies: Yes, Hat Collector and Collector (fixed with patch 1.02)
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
  • Do trophies stack?: No
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
  • Additional peripherals required?: No


Introduction:

After running into a storm while sailing the open ocean, you become shipwrecked on an archipelago that's plagued by an ancient curse. With the Captain injured and unable to lead his crew, it'll be up to you to find them and get them off the islands. Before you can do that, however, you'll need to lift the ancient curse put on the Islands. With the help of an Ancestor, you must find the ancient relics and return them to their rightful places atop a sacred pyramid. Along the way, you and your crew will build up a camp to survive. Build shacks for each of the crew members and tend to a farm to keep them well fed and in turn, they'll help build a brand new ship to escape on.

As of Patch 1.03, all of the game breaking bugs have been fixed.


Walkthrough:

Step 1: Get your crew Happiness up to Level 60 while completing all of the quests

Since the game is open world, you can go at your own pace with both of these. You'll need to increase your Crew Happiness for a handful of the trophies as it unlocks buildings and quest givers. As you work towards increasing that level, make sure you're discovering as many new recipes as you can. To make it go by quicker, make sure you have at least 1 of each ingredient on you at all times. Discovering recipes doesn't actually use the ingredient and providing you don't actually cook the meal, you won't lose the ingredient(s). You also want to complete the Quests as they appear. This will take you to all 4 Islands where you'll also pick up a majority of the Seeds and Fish required for those specific collectible trophies. When you get to the very end of the game, you'll be given the option to "Lift the Curse" on the island. Make sure you have earned all of the miscellaneous/collectible trophies before lifting the curse as once you leave the island, you can't come back, so if you missed anything, you'll need to start a new game to get it.

After this step, you will earn:

Stranded Shipwreck
Stew for the Crew
Reunion
Survival Camp
The Right Tools for the Job
Ancestral Recall
Ship Ahoy!
Cursebreaker
Danger Ahead
Culinary
Cook
Artisan
Angler
Farmhand
Happy Crew
The End


Step 2: Collectibles

Now that you have the grindy part of the game done, it's time to work on the collectibles. Each Island has its own set of Artifacts that you need to pick up. You also want to make sure you're picking up every Seed and catching every type of Fish while you're on each Island so you can make sure you collect all of those required for their specific trophies. Additionally, if you haven't already done so while working on your Crew Happiness, finish up discovering all of the recipes needed for Master Chef.

Once you have found all of the Artifacts, Seeds, Golden Tools and have caught all the fish, you will have unlocked the following:

Collector
Gourmet
Archivist
Treasure Hunter
Master Chef
Architect


Step 3: The Arena

The three fights for the Arena are rather time consuming so do them last. When you complete an Island, it's associating Arena battle will become available on top of the pyramid. You'll need to make it through 100 Waves on Easy (roughly 45 minutes), 70 Waves on Medium (roughly half an hour) and 50 Waves on Hard (roughly 20-30 minutes). They are more time consuming than they are difficult so just keep at it until all 3 are done.

Once you've completed this step, you will earn:

Honorable Warrior
Powerful Warrior
Legendary Warrior
Hat Collector
Completionist

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Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands Trophy Guide

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29 trophies ( 13  9  )

  • Earn all trophies

    You've lifted the curse and escaped the islands! You also managed to save the entire crew in the process! Along with their humble thanks, you have also earned yourself this new Platinum trophy.

  • Complete the Story Questline

    Story Related.

    This trophy will unlock once you've lifted the curse on the island and escaped with your crew.

  • Discover all Items

    Note: Requires patch 1.02 or higher, to unlock properly.

    All items includes the Seeds (Gourmet and Farmhand), Fish (Angler), Lore Artifacts (Archivist), Recipes (Master Chef), Hats (Hat Collector), Tools (Well Equipped) and Golden Tools (Treasure Hunter). All of the item locations can be found under their respective trophies.

  • Discover all Spice Seeds

    There are 6 Spice Seeds total. There is a chance you'll find these in Chests scattered around the Islands but you'll also receive them all as you work towards Happy Crew as they are rewards given to you when you reach certain crew levels. The Seeds are as follows:

    • Cane Sugar (Reach Crew Level 14)
    • Thyme (Reach Crew Level 26)
    • Allspice (Reach Crew Level 30)
    • Ginger Root (Reach Crew Level 35)
    • Black Pepper (Reach Crew Level 40)
    • Chili Flakes (Reach Crew Level 45)
  • Discover every Fish

    There are 9 fish total to collect. You can get these by either fishing them or collecting them as item drops from baddies. You can use the basic fishing pole to collect them all, it doesn't have to the be upgraded or golden fishing poles. The fish are as follows:

    • Bluefish (Home/North Islands)
    • Mackerel (Home/North Islands)
    • Clam (Home/North Islands)
    • White Marlin (NW, SW and Southern Islands)
    • Flounder (NW, SW and Southern Islands)
    • Crab (NW, SW and Southern Islands)
    • Sea Bass (Eastern Island)
    • Red Snapper (Eastern Island)
    • Lobster (Eastern Island)
  • Discover all Crop Seeds

    There are 8 Crop Seeds total you need to pick up. You earn them through Story Related quests, drops from baddies and by digging up the associating crop on the Islands. The seeds and their locations are as follows:

    • Corn (Story Related)
    • Tomato (Story Related)
    • Onion (Story Related)
    • Carrot (found on the Northern Island, need to dig up the carrot crops)
    • Potato (Story Related)
    • Rice (found on the Southern Island, need to dig up the Rice crops)
    • Pumpkin (found on the SW Island, need to dig up the Pumpkin crops)
    • Eggplant (found on the NW Island, need to dig up the Eggplant crops)
  • Discover all Lore Artifacts

    There are 37 Artifacts total, spread across 7 different sets. Each Island contains one complete set with the Eastern most Island containing 3. The full list and their locations are as follows:

    Home/Northern Island: Champions Genesis, Phrases 1-5




    Southern Island: Eternal Champion, Excerpts 1-5



    Southwest Island: The World's Shaping, Passages 1-6



    Northwest Island: Ancient Prophecy, Verses 1-4



    Eastern Island: Captain Barbaross' Logbook, Pages 1-4



    Eastern Island: Admiral Kennwalk's Notebook, Quotes 1-7



    Eastern Island: Commander Davenport's Journal, 1-7

  • Discover the whole Map

    You will need to unlock the blueprints for the Bridge, Ladder, and Climbing Rope to get this trophy as each Island has "locked" sections that can only be accessible with these items. You just need to make sure each Island is 100% uncovered for the trophy. You can monitor your progress on the map. You can see the % uncovered on each Island by zooming in on them on the map (the % is shown on the lower left corner).

    Make sure you take a full loop around each Island to uncover the outer edges. You'll get a majority uncovered while going for the Artifacts and Golden Tools alone so the clean up (if there is any) will be very minimal.

  • Complete your first combat encounter

    Story Related.

    This will unlock after you have defeated your first enemy in the game. You will be killing many, many enemies as you go for Platinum so this will be no issue.

  • Master the Easy Endless Arena

    The Easy Endless Arena unlocks after you have collected the first Golden Statue for the Ancestor. It's the leftmost column/statue on top of the pyramid. To Master this Arena, you need to make it through 100 waves of enemies. You'll get a small break after each 10th wave, but you will not be able to leave the area until you are either done or you run out of energy. The Arenas should be one of the last things you work on, more specifically after you have unlocked a majority of the higher level recipes (see Master Chef). The higher quality foods give you buffs that can aid you in this (really) long fight. You want to aim for foods that give you the Energy, Defense and Attack Power buffs ([examples]) so you will last longer and be able to take down the enemies quicker.

    This trophy alone will take you close to 45 minutes to get so you really want to be prepared beforehand. If you get hit, it will deplete your Energy bar so be sure to dodge all the attacks you can (use your sprint ability when you can). When each wave ends, try not to run around too much. You can pick up any items that drop as you fight but be sure not to waste any energy by moving around unnecessarily. Once the trophy unlocks, speak with the Ancestor (when he appears) to end the Arena and get your hat required for Hat Collector.

    After you get your hat, immediately place it inside your Cabin. If you're wearing it and happen to pick up another hat, it will disappear so be sure to put it away right away.

  • Master the Medium Endless Arena

    The Medium Endless Arena unlocks after you have collected the second Golden Statue for the Ancestor. It's the rightmost column/statue on top of the pyramid. To Master this Arena, you need to make it through 70 waves of enemies. You'll get a small break after each 7th wave but you will not be able to leave the area until you are either done or you run out of energy.

    The Arenas should be one of the last things you work on, more specifically after you have unlocked a majority of the higher level recipes (see Master Chef). The higher quality foods give you buffs that can aid you in this (really) long fight. You want to aim for foods that give you the Energy, Defense and Attack Power buffs ([examples]) so you will last longer and be able to take down the enemies quicker.

    This trophy will take you 30-45 minutes to get. While the Easy Arena will consist mostly of the smaller enemies, the Medium Arena will include the larger enemies (they require 5+ hits to kill). If you get hit, it will deplete your Energy bar so be sure to dodge all the attacks you can (use your sprint ability when you can). When each wave ends, try not to run around too much. You can pick up any items that drop as you fight but be sure not to waste any energy by moving around unnecessarily. Once the trophy unlocks, speak with the Ancestor (when he appears) to end the Arena and get your hat required for Hat Collector.

    After you get your hat, immediately place it inside your Cabin. If you're wearing it and happen to pick up another hat, it will disappear so be sure to put it away right away.
     

  • Master the Hard Endless Arena

    The Hard Endless Arena unlocks after you have collected the last Golden Statue for the Ancestor. It's the topmost column/statue on top of the pyramid. To Master this Arena, you need to make it through 50 waves of enemies. You'll get a small break after each 5th wave but you will not be able to leave the area until you are either done or you run out of energy.

    The Arenas should be one of the last things you work on, more specifically after you have unlocked a majority of the higher level recipes (see Master Chef). The higher quality foods give you buffs that can aid you in this (really) long fight. You want to aim for foods that give you the Energy, Defense and Attack Power buffs ([examples]) so you will last longer and be able to take down the enemies quicker.

    This trophy will take you roughly 30+ minutes to get so you really want to be prepared beforehand. If you get hit, it will deplete your Energy bar so be sure to dodge all the attacks you can (use your sprint ability when you can). When each wave ends, try not to run around too much. You can pick up any items that drop as you fight but be sure not to waste any energy by moving around unnecessarily. Once the trophy unlocks, speak with the Ancestor (when he appears) to end the Arena and get your hat required for Hat Collector.

    After you get your hat, immediately place it inside your Cabin. If you're wearing it and happen to pick up another hat, it will disappear so be sure to put it away right away.

  • Discover your first cooking recipe

    See Master Chef.

  • Cook

     

    Cook your first Food

    See Master Chef.

  • Discover all cooking recipes

    There are 60 recipes total. You'll be given the recipe for Corn on the Cob automatically but the other 59 you'll need to find for yourself. When you're at the cooking station, all undiscovered recipes that you currently have the ingredients for will be shown as a "?". To discover them, you need to mix and match the ingredients in your inventory until you get the correct combination. Discovering a recipe doesn't use up the ingredients. Only when you actually physically cook the food will the ingredients be used. Because of this, it's recommended you keep at least one of each ingredient on you at all times until you've discovered all 60.

    The order in which you discover them will depend on what order you pick up the ingredients in. The complete list of recipes is provided below. For the recipes that require 2 ingredients, they are listed in order of Left-Right. For the recipes that require 3 ingredients, they are listed in order of Left-Top-Right. For the recipes that require 4 ingredients, they are listed in order of Left-Top-Right-Bottom. It's recommended you figure out the ingredient in the first slot of each recipe first so you can go down the list and try only the recipes that match that slot.

    Level 1:

    Corn on the Cob: Story Related
    Corn Filled Tomato: Tomato, Corn
    Roasted Corn and Onion: Onion, Corn

    Level 2:

    Corn and Potato Mash: Potato, Corn
    Tomato Onion Soup: Tomato, Onion

    Level 3:

    Aromatic Pumpkin Soup: Pumpkin, Eggplant, Onion, Ginger Root
    Carrot Eggplant Stew: Tomato, Carrot, Eggplant
    Corn, Rice and Carrots: Rice, Corn, Carrot
    Eggplant Pan: Eggplant, Rice, Potato
    Hearty Eggplant Pan: Eggplant, Rice, Potato, Thyme
    Hot Carrot Eggplant Soup: Tomato, Carrot, Eggplant, Chili Flakes
    Pumpkin Stew: Carrot, Potato, Pumpkin
    Pumpkin Corn Rice: Corn, Pumpkin, Rice
    Pumpkin Soup: Pumpkin, Eggplant, Onion
    Seasoned Pumpkin Stew: Carrot, Potato, Pumpkin, All Spice
    Spicy Corn Rice and Carrots: Rice, Corn, Carrot, Black Pepper
    Sweet Pumpkin Corn Rice: Corn, Pumpkin, Rice, Sugar

    Level 4:

    Bluefish Soup: Corn, Tomato, Bluefish
    Clam Casserole: Clam, Potato, Tomato
    Mackerel and Potatoes: Onion, Mackerel, Potato

    Level 5:

    Aromatic Carrot-Clams: Onions, Carrot, Clam, Ginger Root
    Baked Mackerel: Mackerel, Carrot, Potato
    Bluefish Stew: Bluefish, Eggplant, Pumpkin
    Carrot Clams: Onion, Carrot, Clam
    Hearty Mackerel-Tomato Soup: Eggplant, Tomato, Mackerel, Thyme
    Hot Stir-Fried Bluefish: Rice, Bluefish, Eggplant, Chili Flakes
    Lovers Stew: Clam, Carrot, Corn
    Mackerel-Tomato Soup: Eggplant, Tomato, Mackerel
    Seasoned Bluefish Stew: Bluefish, Eggplant, Pumpkin, All Spice
    Spicy Baked Mackerel: Mackerel, Carrot, Potato, Black Pepper
    Stir-Fried Bluefish: Rice, Bluefish, Eggplant
    Sweet Lover's Stew: Clam, Carrot, Corn, Sugar

    Level 6:

    Aromatic Crab and Clam Stew: Eggplant, Clam, Crab, Ginger Root
    Braised Marlin Filet: White Marlin, Pumpkin, Tomato
    Crab and Clam Stew: Eggplant, Clam, Crab
    Flounder Salad: Flounder, Tomato, Carrot
    Heavy Roasted Flounder: Potato, Flounder, Onion, Thyme
    Hot Marlin Steak with Corn Rice: Corn, White Marlin, Rice, Chili Flakes
    Krabby Patties: Crab, Rice, Pumpkin
    Marlin Steak with Corn Rice: Corn, White Marlin, Rice
    Roasted Flounder: Potato, Flounder, Onion
    Seasoned Braised Marlin Filet: White Marlin, Pumpkin, Tomato, All Spice
    Spicy Flounder: Flounder, Tomato, Carrot, Black Pepper
    Sweet Krabby Patties: Crab, Rice, Pumpkin, Sugar

    Level 7:

    Angler's Assortment: Tomato, Pumpkin, Sea Bass, All Spice
    Explorer's Favorite: Seas Bass, Tomato, Lobster, Red Snapper
    Farmer's Favorite: Lobster, Corn, Sugar, Ginger Root
    Farmhand's Bisque: Onion, Rice, Lobster, Sugar
    Fighter's Favorite: Red Snapper, Pumpkin, Black Pepper, Chili Flake
    Fisherman's Favorite: Sea Bass, Rice, All Spice, Thyme
    Grilled Sea Bass: Onion, Mackerel, Sea Bass, Eggplant
    Ironskin Stew: Onion, Potato, Red Snapper, Black Pepper
    Lobster Cocktail: Lobster, Carrot, Crab, Potato
    Lobster Tail Soup: Clam, Lobster, Tomato, Pumpkin
    Red Snapper on Rice: Tomato, Rice, Carrot, Red Snapper
    Sea Bass Filet Plate: Corn, Pumpkin, Flounder, Sea Bass
    Skipper's Skewer: Carrot, Corn, Seas Bass, Thyme
    Snapper Steak: Rice, Corn, Onion, Red Snapper
    Strong-arm Platter: Carrot, Eggplant, Red Snapper, Chili Flake
    Wanderer's Ration: Potato, Eggplant, Lobster, Ginger Root

  • Reach Crew Happiness Level 60

    Your Crew Happiness is increased via the Stew Crew pot. This unlocks early in the game (after you've built Sven's Shack). To increase happiness, you need to feed each individual crew member an edible item, be it a crop, fish, or seed. You need to fill 8 bars per happiness level. A regular food item will gain you half a bar of happiness, but feeding a crew member one of their favorite food items will give you a full bar of happiness. You need to rescue each crew member and bring them back to the camp before you'll be able to feed them, so each crew member won't be unlocked at the very start.

    You'll need to increase the happiness for Gourmet, Well Equipped, Hat Collector, Treasure Hunter and Collector, the first 3 of which will unlock as you go for this trophy.

    Each Crew Member's favorite foods are as follows (in clockwise order, starting at the top):

    Captain Charles:

    • Bluefish
    • White Marlin
    • AllSpice


    Sven:

    • Potato
    • Onion
    • Clam


    Fiola:

    • Rice
    • Tomato
    • Eggplant
    • Corn


    Logan:

    • Carrot
    • Pumpkin
    • Crab


    Fritz:

    • Mackerel
    • Flounder
    • Chili Flakes


    Teresa:

    • Cane Sugar
    • Sea Bass


    Cecille:

    • Thyme
    • Ginger Root
    • Lobster


    Brenda:

    • Red Snapper
    • Black Pepper


    Out of the available items, the crops/seeds are the recommended route, especially as you expand your farm for Architect. Fishing isn't too bad but the output for the crops is greater (IMO). If you'd like to level up "quickly", you can make the stew and then sleep one full day cycle in the Cabin. When you wake up, the stew will be depleted, allowing you to create more. You cannot make stew if there is still some in the pot, it must be empty.

    You'll need to get to Level 50 to unlock the items required for the other trophies associated with the Stew listed above. The last 10 levels won't get you anything and are just excess purely for this trophy.

  • Craft your first Item

    Story Related.

    This will unlock after you learn how to craft Wooden Planks. You'll have a quest to physically make them so once you do, the trophy will unlock.

  • Complete all Camp Structures

    The Camp Structures include the work stations, crew shacks and the shortcuts you can build to make getting around your camp quicker. The work stations and shacks are all story related but the shortcuts are not.

    The story related structures are as follows:

    • Logan's Shack
    • Sven's Shack
    • Fiola's Shack
    • Teresa's Shack
    • Fritz's Shack
    • Cecille's Shack
    • Brenda's Shack
    • Crafting Station
    • Cooking Station
    • Initial Farming Plot

    The non-story related structures unlock as you level up your Crew's Happiness via the Crew Stew. These structures (and the levels they unlock) are as follows:

    • Farm Expansion #1: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 5
    • Water Fountain #1: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 6
    • Beach Shortcut: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 8
    • Farm Expansion #2: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 9
    • Pier Expansion: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 11
    • Upper Camp Shortcut: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 13
    • Water Fountain #15: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 16
    • Farm Expansion #3: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 18
    • Shortcut to Sven's/New Ship: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 21
    • Shortcut to the Pyramid: Crew Stew/Happiness Level 28

    You can complete the non-story related ones at any time, even after you have actually completed the game (freeplay is available if you hit "continue" from the main menu).

  • Unlock all Tool Upgrades

    The Tool Upgrades does not include the Golden Weapons, just the upgraded version of the basic tools required for The Right Tools for the Job. You will get the upgraded versions for these as you increase the Crew Stew/Happiness Level and through story related tasks. They are as follows:

    • Fiola's Shovel (Crew Stew/Happiness Level 1)
    • Reinforced Bucket (Crew Stew/Happiness Level 2)
    • Logan's Axe (Crew Stew/Happiness Level 3)
    • Fritz's Fishing Rod (Crew Stew/Happiness Level 4)
    • Brenda's Masterpiece [sword] (Crew Stew/Happiness Level 19)
    • Charles' Telescope (Crew Stew/Happiness Level 50)
  • Unlock all Hats

    Note: Requires patch 1.02 or higher, to unlock properly.

    This will unlock as you go for Happy Crew and then complete each of the 3 Arenas for Honorable Warrior, Powerful Warrior and Legendary Warrior.

    There are 8 Hats in total, 5 are earned from the Crew Stew and the last 3 from the Arena.

    Crew Stew/Happiness Levels:

    • Straw Hat (Received from Teresa when you reach Crew Level 23)
    • Brown "fishing" Hat (Received from Teresa when you reach Crew Level 32)
    • Pirate Hat #1 (Received from Teresa when you reach Crew Level 37)
    • Pirate Hat #2 (Received from Teresa when you reach Crew Level 42)
    • Captain's Hat (Received from Teresa when you reach Crew Level 47)


    Arenas:

    • Gold and Blue Hat (Earned when you master the Easy Arena)
    • Gold and Red Hat (Earned when you master the Medium Arena)
    • Gold and Green Hat (Earned when you master the Hard Arena)


    For the Arena Hats... when you earn them, put them away in your Cabin as soon as you get them. If you're wearing them and happen to pick up another hat, instead of the hats automatically being transferred to your Cabin, they'll just disappear. If this happens, to get them back, you'll need to complete one wave cycle of the associating Arena (10 Waves on Easy, 7 Waves on Medium, 5 Waves on Hard) and then talk to the Ancestor to get it back.

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