- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 37 (24, 8, 4, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 2-3 hours (with walkthrough) 4-6 hours (no walkthrough) (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 1 (Vita only)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No (there is no difficulty setting)
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
Teslagrad is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-platform game set in a steampunk-inspired variation of Europe in the middle ages. The environment is hand-drawn and is coupled with a nostalgic style of music. It is single player only with no multiplayer capability and no difficulty settings. It has a bit of a SNES Metroid feel to it in regard to the environment, creatures and play style (explore a map with areas you can only reach with certain upgrades).
While there is technically a plot, I could not make out what it was just by playing the game. With that said, the puzzles were quite fun and are centered around magnetism such that objects can either repel or attract one another.
The game will go considerably fast if you use a guide but you would miss out on figuring out the puzzles yourself. Even without using a guide the game is a short and easy platinum with no missable trophies. As you gather upgrades, you are able to venture into other areas and at all times you are able to backtrack to areas where you have already been.
You will not have to worry about saves with this game as all trophies and progress are saved automatically and there is no reason to restore a previous save for the Platinum.
It has been reported that the King's vengeance trophy is glitched on Vita, but there is a workaround: LINK The trophies are shared across Vita, PS3, and PS4 and so you could also achieve the shared platinum while playing the PS3 or PS4 versions of the game.
Warning: Game save corruption possible
You should back up your game save to USB/Cloud in regular intervals as there is a game save glitch that at least 2 people have encountered at this point. Both reported the glitch occurring near the end of the game and the result was a corrupted game save. There is no fix for this and a complete game restart is necessary.
This is a unique platinum in that all trophies are centered around collectibles only; there are no story related trophies. In fact, you do not have to completely finish the game to achieve the platinum trophy. It is even possible to finish the story mode in the game without getting a single trophy!
I've played many games and I frequently scratch my head on how the same game can have a gold trophy that is ridiculously easy and quick, and yet at the same time have a bronze trophy that takes 25 hours of time and planning to achieve. From a trophy perspective this game is a nice change of pace where a Silver is more difficult than Bronze, and Gold is more difficult than Silver. The Gold trophies will definitely be your hardest trophies in this game with two of them requiring a bit of luck mixed with skill.
- You are able to walk into objects and move them around.
- You are not able to pick anything up.
- You start with this ability mapped to . There is no double jump.
- By striking certain objects you can change their polarity to blue () or red ().
- You control the direction of your strike by using the directional pad (): up, down, left, and right are all allowed.
- These allow you to dash from one place to another via ; the distance is always the same.
- You can use this ability as much as you want however there is a full one second delay after each use (so you cannot spam it).
- While moving instantaneously is cool, the best benefit of these is you can pass through harmful barriers such as electricity and lava without injury.
- You can only dash in the direction you are facing which is left or right; up or down is not allowed.
- This item allows you to create a polarity aura around your character while you hold (blue) or (red).
- This allows you to attract or repel yourself from other polarized objects such as floating upward or grabbing on to colored ceiling blocks.
- This upgrade replaces your Glove and does everything that it can do. It also has the same key mapping of (blue) and (red).
- Its additional strength is that it is now a weapon that can attack at a distance. It can be used to attack enemies or destroy certain rock barriers (only one of those in the game that I am aware of though).
- Small robot with round dome on top - If you touch it you will have a temporary aura around your character matching the color of its dome (blue or red). They also can polarize any objects they touch to the same color as their dome. They cannot harm you.
- Slugs - You can strike them with the Gloves to set their polarity and then they behave as the creature above. These also cannot harm you.
- Dark black entities - I have no idea what these are supposed to be but they look kind of like Spiderman's nemesis named Venom. These are aggressive and will kill on contact.
- Blue flowers - They will polarize your character with a temporary blue aura. They cannot harm you.
- Floor switches - There are not many of these, but all are related to area progression and trophies.
- Bosses (not trophy related so not covered here)
Multiple playthroughs are not necessary as you are able to backtrack to any area of the game (prior to completing the story).
Explore all areas to collect all 36 scrolls
If you simply want to platinum this game as fast as possible, I recommend following the video guide located here. There is also a map of all scroll locations located here. If you do follow the video guide then you will achieve the trophies in this order:
- The Guardian Fernus
- The Guardian Orb
- Captured Grues
- City of Teslagrad
- Tower of Teslagrad
- Castle of Teslagrad
- Wild Grues
- Long for a Family
- Foreign nation of Motorland
- Long for a Savior
- Crafting Iron Lice
- Raiding Barbarians
- Crafting Volt Walkers
- Serving Barbarians
- Glorious Alliance
- Crafting Power Plants
- Glorious Coronation
- Glorious Rule
- Grand Ambition
- Lone Ambition
- King's Vengeance
- Failed Ambition
- King's Grudge
- King's Grief
- Watchful Father
- Long for a Past
- Resourceful Father
- Protective Father
- Oleg's Grief
- Oleg's Adoption
- Oleg's Duty
- Warbred Grues
- Foreign nation of Angloria
- Foreign nation of Mesmer
- Conquered Barbarians
- The Guardian Faradeus
If you did happen to miss any trophies, the game allows you to backtrack to anyplace you have been previously to collect any missing scrolls. To see which trophies/scrolls you are missing, press the and then to view your scroll list. Use and to see which entries are missing. Refer to the map for where that specific scroll is located.
Once all individual trophies are out of the way, Full Completion will be yours.
[PST Would Like To Thank scharn73 for this Road Map]