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OVERVIEW

  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 27 (4, 17, 5, 1)
  • Online trophies:
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 2-3 hours (personal estimate) (Estimated Time to Platinum)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 – Must complete all 120 levels.
  • Number of missable trophies: None.
  • Glitched trophies: n/a
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, but all levels have a preset difficulty.
  • Do trophies stack?: Yes, 6 – the PS4 & Vita each has their own NA, EU, and AS lists.
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats.
  • Additional peripherals required?: None.


EXTRAS: To see the answers to all 120 levels, please see my Wordsweeper by POWGI ~ Supplemental Answers Guide.

CREDITS: Thanks to PowerPyx for a tip for Use Your Words.

 

INTRODUCTION


Welcome to yet another POWGI Word Puzzle game! In their large compilation of games, they have a formula they like to follow, meshing two well-known type of puzzles into their own little Frankenstein-ed version, and this one is no different! In this case, as the name states quite clearly, this is a modified version of a popular style: the crossword! But don't worry – despite the name, this game does not actually involve mines! There is, however, a similarity to Minesweeper: each puzzle has a certain number of black tiles, each of which contains several letters. These display all of the white-tile letters that must be connected to it in some way, whether directly adjacent or even diagonally! Overall, it's yet another quick platinum, even though it requires you to complete all 120 levels in full.

TIP: Press or when in the select screen to cycle through the list of puzzle packs. If you decide to knock out the trophies first and thus are not doing all 120 puzzles in order, the game has an annoying tendency to take you back to whichever page contains the earliest blank or incomplete level every time you exit out to the menu/level select.

 

WALKTHROUGH


Wordsweeper has 120 levels in total, split into 4 pages of 30 puzzles. Each page increases in difficulty (from Beginner to Easy to Medium and then Hard), although the grid size doesn't! You'll need to complete all puzzles in all of the difficulty levels for this Platinum.

Each puzzle contains a 7x7 grid that contains both white and black tiles. The whites begin as blanks and your job is to fill each one with a letter. As described above, the black tiles contain a number of small letters, each of which must be in a white tile that is connected to it in some way, whether in an adjacent white tile or a diagonally-connected one. In essence, it's the same rule as in Minesweeper in the sense that in Minesweeper, the number-tiles display a number indicating how many tiles must be connected to it. In this game's case, it's the same thing but with letters instead and it gives you both the number of letters AND the full list of them! There are a few 'gimmies' tiles in every level where a white tile is connected to only one black tile, thus having only one possible letter. The primary (if not only) difference between difficulties is that the higher you go, the fewer 'gimmie' tiles you're given.

For the platinum, you're going to have to complete all 120 levels, but once you get the hang of the rules after a couple puzzles (or use this guide!), it'll go by fairly quickly. About half of the trophies are for spelling certain words in certain levels, thus being unmissable assuming you complete the whole game. The rest are miscellaneous, such as inputting a certain number of incorrect answers, using Hints or Fixes (see Help Meowt and Sweep Aside for more details), and so on.

Unfortunately, there are no level names and, without opening each one, no obvious distinguishing marks. In the guide below, each trophy contains the exact level number and location (which page, row, and button) for any puzzle referenced.


STEP ONE— Play the game.

This step will take you the longest time by far, but it has to be done: Complete all 120 levels in the game! You will earn at least half of the trophies for this step alone, and that's if you do no other trophies at the same time, because those are all for finding specific words in specific levels, which you cannot not do! Try to do some miscellaneous trophies along the way, specifically those regarding completing a level flawlessly, to do one without any hints and fixes, using fixes 10 times, doing nothing for one minute, and don't forget to read all 6 pages instructions for a quick trophy!

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

In-fur-mation
Pup and Running
Help Meowt
Sweep Aside
Who's a Clever Boy?
The Leashed You Could Do
Paws For Thought
Per-fect
Bee-utiful
Ski-llful
Sir-prising
Fan-tastic
Con-gratulations
Pro-fessional
Pop Star
Ill-uminating
Leg-endary
Awe-some
Stu-pen-dous
Just Wow
Sweep the Board



STEP TWO — Clean Up!

Clean up the remaining miscellaneous trophies you may have left. Depending on how you complete the puzzles (whether independently or with a guide), the most likely ones you still need to do are: to put a letter invalid in all 5 directions, use a Fix for 10 incorrect answers at once, and to complete a level in 60 seconds or less.

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

Use Your Words
I Don't Get It
I Really Don't Get It
Sweep Under the Carpet
Broom Broom
Clean Sweep

 

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Wordsweeper by POWGI Trophy Guide

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27 trophies ( 17  4  )

  • Collect all the trophies

    The longest part of this platinum is definitely that you have to solve all 120 levels. (See Sweep the Board) Unfortunately, there isn't a way around that, but using a guide should definitely cut down on the time necessary. If on the other hand you are playing through without one, remember that there are no penalties for incorrect guesses, so don't be concerned to make mistakes.

    Congrats!

  • Read the instructions to the end

    When you open the very first puzzle, the game will automatically load the instructions. All you need to do is flip through all 6 pages by pressing and the trophy will pop. If by chance you forgot to do this, don't worry, you can pull the instructions back up at any time simply by pressing while in any puzzle.

  • Solve your first puzzle

    This will be awarded the first time you complete a puzzle, no matter which one it is!

  • Use Hint to show a possible letter placement

    This game offers three ways to assist you: Hints, Checks, and Fixes. (See Sweep Aside for more information about Checks & Fixes.)

    There are several tiles in each level that are only connected to one black tile, thus allowing for only one possible answer. Hints (activated by pressing at any time) will draw your attention to any such white tile that still remains by flashing a green border around it. That is the only function the Hint can do.

  • Use Hint when there are no letter placement moves left

    Since the Hint function can only highlight one-possible-answer tiles, that means there are a limited number of hints per game in the sense that once those are filled, there are no more hints. So, to receive this trophy, you must use a Hint when all such tiles are completed & no more remain in the game. The harder difficulty levels have fewer such tiles, so those would be simpler for this.

    See below for a walkthrough using puzzle #120.* (page 4, row 3, number 10)


  • Enter an invalid letter 5 times

    This is really simple! As the description states, all you have to do is enter 5 incorrect answers.

    * NOTE: It is unclear whether it must be all in one puzzle or not, but either way it's best to do them all at once in the same puzzle to be safe. The same applies to whether it requires 5 different tiles answered incorrectly or whether 1 tile with 5 different letter attempts will do, so spread it out over 5 tiles to be safe.
     

  • Enter a letter that is invalid in 5 directions

    Each black tile is not only a reference for the white ones directly next to them, but also white tiles that are diagonally connected also count. This means that one white tile can theoretically be tied to 8 black tiles! Of course, no words exist in this game that are only 1 or 2 letters long, therefore the actual maximum possible number of black tiles that can affect 1 white tile is 5.

    When you select a letter, if it is inconsistent with any black tiles nearby, it will be indicated by a red arrow pointing towards that black tile. This trophy requires you to put a letter that is incorrect for all 5 maximum possibilities.

    See below for the solution using puzzle #001:

  • Use Fix to remove mistakes 10 times

    This game offers three ways to assist you: Hints, Checks, and Fixes. (See Help Meowt for more information about Hints.)

    A Check indicates if there are any incorrect answers* on the board, and, if there are any, a Fix clears all of them. Pressing and together will activate a Check, which will give you the option to exit and edit them yourself, or to Fix them.

    TIP: When you activate a Hint (), when there are incorrect letters on the board, it will also give you the choice to use a Fix.

    * NOTE: Not all incorrect answers will be shown in red! Most incorrect answers are because they are incompatible with a nearby black tile. However, it is possible to have an answer that is in fact compatible with all of its tied-black ones but is still incorrect overall. When that happens, it is because there is only one possible correct word and that letter is incorrect for the final solution for that particular word. Those incorrect letters will be in black. But using any Checks and Fixes will still highlight and fix those.
     

  • Use Fix to remove at least 10 wrong letters at once

    This is very simple and straight-forward. Simply input 10 incorrect letters at the same time, in the same puzzle, and then activate a Check by pressing and together and then choosing a Fix when given the option.

    See below for an example using puzzle #001:

  • Solve a puzzle without making a single mistake

    As the description says, simply solve any puzzle without making any mistakes! If you have trouble with this, here is the solution for puzzle #001:

  • Solve a puzzle without using Fix or Hint

    Complete any puzzle without ever pressing for a Hint or + for a Check.

    (See Help Meowt and Sweep Under the Carpet for more info on Hints and Checks respectively.)
     

  • Spend at least a minute considering what to do next

    As always, POWGI loves giving us this easy trophy! While in any puzzle, put your controller down or just don't press any button for one full minute and you'll get this trophy!

     

  • Complete a puzzle in under 60 seconds

    This is a very simple trophy, but it is possible to struggle to get this without using a guide. You can do this on any level you want, but personally the shortest puzzle I found is #023.

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the name "Per" perfectly

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "PER" in puzzle #008 (page 1, row 1, number 8).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "bee" beautifully

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "BEE" in puzzle #013 (page 1, row 2, number 3).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "ski" skillfully

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "SKI" in puzzle #039 (page 2, row 1, number 9).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "sir". Gosh, there's a trophy for that?

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "SIR" in puzzle #046 (page 2, row 2, number 6).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "fan" fantastically

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "FAN" in puzzle #054 (page 2, row 3, number 4).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "con" and celebrate

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "CON" in puzzle #055 (page 2, row 3, number 5).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "pro" like a pro

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "PRO" in puzzle #056 (page 2, row 3, number 6).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "pop" like a star

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "POP" in puzzle #067 (page 3, row 1, number 7).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "ill" and be well

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "ILL" in puzzle #076 (page 3, row 2, number 6).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "leg" and ... wait for it ...

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "LEG" in puzzle #081 (page 3, row 3, number 1).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "awe" awesomely

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "AWE" in puzzle #085 (page 3, row 3, number 5).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "pen" stupendously

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "PEN" in puzzle #090 (page 3, row 3, number 10).

    See below for the solution:

  • Place the word "wow". That is all.

    Story-related and cannot be missed.

    You will obtain this trophy automatically as you complete all 120 levels. This trophy is awarded for placing the word "WOW" in puzzle #105 (page 4, row 2, number 5).

    See below for the solution:

  • Complete every puzzle

    Solve all 120 puzzles in the game!

    To see the answers to all 120 levels, please see my Wordsweeper by POWGI ~ Supplemental Answers Guide.

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