Lock one ball in the Nitro Tank!
The first thing you want to do here is get rid of the three targets in the center of the table because they are in your way. There are three further targets flashing behind those that spell out the chemical formula for Nitrous Oxide, N2O. You can easily see these if you hold down square to get an overhead view of the table. Hitting the ball up the center of the table several times should hit all of these targets easily enough after bouncing around. Each target changes from flashing to on when you hit it so you know you were successful. After you hit all three targets you will see an orange arrow light up at the top of the table between the targets you just hit. All you have to do is shoot a ball up there into the turn table where the arrow is to get into the nitro tank.
Start the Turbo speed mode!
Once again the first thing you want to do here is get rid of the three targets in the center of the table. After you’ve done this you have to perform a sequence of two shots. The first one is to hit the right ramp with the spinner as hard as you can. The spinner causes the turbo fan at the top right of the table to start spinning so the harder you hit it the longer it spins. While it is spinning the turbo arrow light will light up and you have to use the top flipper to hit the ball into the turbo charger. This isn’t as hard as it sounds, but may take you a few tries.
Feed a ball in all of the cylinders for Manifold upgrade!
This is one of the tougher bronze trophies, but with practice it’s not as bad as it seems. The manifold is the mini playfield you can enter by shooting the cooling fan target (behind the left target out of the three in the middle of the table), and then shooting the ball into the engine hole. The engine hole is at the left side of the table and is enabled when you see the little license plate light with the word “ENG INE” on it lit up. This is where learning the table comes into play. First of all, hitting the cooling fan target can be problematic to say the least. There are two ways to hit this target; first you can hit the ball early on the left flipper. This will often drop the ball right back down onto the flipper for a nice catch, but many times it will drop the ball right down the center of the table in which case you’d better have great nudging skills or a ball save enabled! The other (preferred) way to hit this is using the right flipper. If you hit the ball when it’s between the middle and the end of the flipper (you’ll have to find the right spot), you will hit the target. Your goal is to hit the right side of the target so that the ball deflects up and to the right and is easily caught by one of the lower flippers after it bumps around a bit. Unfortunately it’s more common to hit the target head on which bounces the ball directly into the left outlane. The reason I prefer this is because kickbacks are easy to enable on this table and they don’t go away until they are used. This pretty much gives you an insurance policy to make this trophy doable. If you end up using the kickback, just re-enable it before you do anything else.
Once you are in the mini-playfield area, just tilt it using the flipper buttons to get the ball to go into all 12 holes. You’ll get used to this after a while and it won’t be so bad. Don’t worry if you get it into the same hole multiple times. I got pretty used to tilting one way a lot and quickly tilting back to get into various holes and I could pretty much get into the hole I wanted every time. Don’t tilt the field until you are near the hole right before the hole you want to get into or you’ll end up in the wrong one.
Make one of the parts fully upgraded!
There are 5 different car parts that can be upgraded and I will explain them all here as well as which ones are the easiest. Each part is listed in the center of the table or along the two bumpers with status lights representing the number of times the part has been upgraded. Every time a part is upgraded, an additional light will come on for that part until all 5 lights are on and you have fully upgraded the part (of course that’s the goal here for the trophy). Once you have enabled an upgrade for one or more of the parts you will need to shoot the ball into the upgrade hole on the right to perform the upgrade and start multiball. This hole is identified by a license plate with the word “UPG RDE” on it and will be lit when enabled.
The manifold upgrade is acquired by getting a ball in all 12 cylinders (holes) of the manifold. Essentially you have to get the “Mainfold” trophy 5 times in one game. I wouldn’t recommend this method for getting this trophy since there are easier parts to upgrade.
This is actually how I got the trophy and is one of the easier methods. You’ll notice that after you get the ball into one of the manifold holes you drop into another mini playfield with two flippers pretty far apart. The goal in here is to hit the targets in the corners when they are lit. The targets always alternate form one side to the other after you hit them. There are a few tunnels in here that move the ball around, but I’d recommend avoiding them since they don’t help and can be problematic. When the ball first drops into the playfield, hold both flippers up and the ball will come to rest on one of them. Now you just have to go back and forth from one flipper to the other hitting the targets that are lit up. If you miss a target don’t worry about it, just keep repeating as if you didn’t miss to get the ball back to the other flipper. You’re going to have to get a feel for how it works, but the best method is to wait until the ball is nearly falling off the flipper and then hit it. You’ll almost always be able to catch it on the other flipper, but be ready to hit it again if you think it’s going to fall off the edge and try to regain a caught position. Worst case scenario you have to get back into the manifold and back to the crankshaft. The hits are cumulative so you don’t have to get them all in one visit to the crankshaft for each upgrade. The engine starts at 5k RPMs and each target adds 10 RPMs to the total. The final upgrade is at 7k RPMs. The breakdown for each upgrade is
o 10 hits – First upgrade
o 10 hits – Second upgrade
o 30 hits – Third upgrade
o 50 hits – Fourth upgrade
o 100 hits – Fifth and final upgrade
That’s a total of 200 hits to fully upgrade the crankshaft, but it’s one of the easier methods.
This is perhaps the easiest way to fully upgrade a part. The goal here is to hit the exhaust orbit or left ramp repeatedly. The trick here is you can’t hit these ramps as part of a combo so after you hit the ramp you need to wait for all the lights in front of the ramps to go out before hitting it again. The exhaust orbit is that top center ramp that is right between the two orange arrows above the “O” and “2” targets. It’s right above the orange turbo arrow and there is a little gauge light in front of it. You can tell how many times you’ve hit one of these by looking at the drift score; it will be 1k times the number of successful drifts. Similar to the crankshaft, the first upgrade is after 10 ramps and then it requires 10 more for each subsequent upgrade. The breakdown for each upgrade is
o 10 hits – First upgrade
o 20 hits – Second upgrade
o 30 hits – Third upgrade
o 40 hits – Fourth upgrade
o 50 hits – Fifth and final upgrade
That’s a total of 150 drifts to fully upgrade the tires, but it’s also one of the easier methods.
I have not upgraded the turbo at all myself, but what you need to do is start turbo speed mode by entering the turbo charger as described above for the “Turbo Charger” trophy. After you do this there will be moving lights or drop targets you need to hit to perform an upgrade. I assume each upgrade will require you to hit more targets, but I have not verified this.
Although this is an easy part to upgrade once you get into the suspension, it’s tough to hit the drop targets that allow you inside. There are 3 drop targets just above the far left flipper. Once you hit all 3 of these, the left outlane will be diverted to the suspension. At this point you actually want to drain the ball into the left outlane and it will go into the suspension. It’s actually quite easy to complete the upgrade once you make it into the suspension. There are 3 drop targets that pop up individually in random patterns. The suspension itself will be moving up and down. The end of the suspension has an angle which will deflect the ball to the right. You’re goal is to launch the ball using the X button at precisely the right time to hit the drop target that is up. You can’t wait too long because you only have a short amount of time before the upgrade fails and it just pops the ball out. If you don’t time your shot right then you will shoot out of the suspension and you’ll have to hit the 3 drop targets again to get back in. Once again I assume each subsequent upgrade will require hitting more drop targets, but I have not verified this.
Spin the dynamo spinner 25 times with one shot!
This is perhaps the easiest trophy in the game because all you have to do is hit the left spinner ramp hard and get a score of 25k (1k per spin) or greater. Unfortunately I have not found a consistent way to do this, it seems pretty random to me. I’ve tried pushing the R1 button hard, soft, timing the shot slightly different, but nothing seemed consistent. Despite all this, if you hit this with a clean shot, you should get at least 25 spins after no more than several attempts.
Bunch of Dollars
Secure at least 500.000 points in Funding Hurry-up mode!
This trophy isn’t too bad, but it does take several shots to pull off. The first thing you have to do is hit the 2 targets on the right with the “$” on them. They are blocking the way to a path on the side of the table that leads to a sink hole under the mini playfield. Once you hit these targets you can then make a shot up to the sink hole. This is a tough shot to pull off consistently, but it can be done from a caught position on the left flipper. You’ll have to hit the ball when it’s quite close to falling off the flipper, but you’ll have to figure out the timing for yourself. When you get up the path and into the sink hole successfully you’ll hear “Hurry Up!” which means you’ve started funding hurry-up mode. At this point you have to get the ball in another sink hole above the yellow dollar sign that is now lit up in the center of the table. I found this hole tough to hit consistently and there are a lot of bumpers up there that will cost you time if you miss. Time is important here because when you start hurry-up mode the funding start at 1 million and goes down by 10k every second. This means you have 50 seconds to secure at least 500k points for the trophy. Once you get the ball in this second sink hole, you then have to make a skill shot launching the ball. You may have noticed that when you launch the ball there are 3 holes it can fall into. The skill shot is the middle hole and requires the plunger to be at a little more than half power. If you miss the skill shot you, don’t worry because you can try to get back into that second sink hole for another chance if you have enough time. If you run out of time you’ll have to hit the drop targets and start all over again.
Make 10 coil ramp shots with one ball!
As I said earlier the best way to hit this coil is to shoot the left spinner first. After it drops the ball it will roll slowly passed the top left flipper and you can time your shot a lot better. I usually tried to hit it right after it was completely over the bumper, but there are other timings that also work so try to find one that works for you (I would recommend View 2 for the best view of the top left flipper so you can time your shots better). There is a blue lightning bolt that indicates the path to the coil, but it’s not always lit up. This is the same flipper that needs to be used to start experiments so the ball position on the flipper is very important. As long as you keep an eye on the ball save you should be able to get this trophy with a little patience. If you see the ball save light go out, DO NOT try to make this shot until you enable it again. That means if you hit the spinner and it’s only 23k, let the ball drop back down the left lane instead of hitting it with the upper left flipper. As the ball gets to the flipper leave the flipper down and nudge the ball to the other side. If you keep hitting the spinner and then nudging the ball it never leads to a tilt, so do this until you enable ball save again. Then you can continue trying to make coil ramp shots.
Activate the Teleforce by completing all of the other experiments!
This was probably the hardest silver for me due to 2 of the experiments! If you are able to get this silver, then you will be able to get the others as well so be prepared. There are 5 experiments you have to complete to activate the teleforce. You don’t have to complete the teleforce, but it’s an easy 20 million if you do! My advice is to always have the magna save enabled and the ball save enabled just before you start an experiment. It will give you the best chance of survival and that’s the most important thing!
Before I get into the details of each experiment, I’m going to explain how to start and change the current experiment. In order to do either of these, you need to get into the magnetic field. This is generally done by shooting the ball from the top left flipper into a vertical up-kicker which is tough to see (I’ve managed to deflect the ball off the wall into the playfield, but it was never intentional and probably tough to do consistently). You’re actually aiming for the jagged yellow blob in the center of the table and it’s not an easy shot. As with the tesla coil, you’ll want to start out by hitting the spinner and then aiming your shot with the top left flipper. If you can get good at this it’s the best approach, but there is another method brought to my attention courtesy of Chronic77 which is quite nice! If you hit the ball late off the left flipper so that it deflects off one of the 2 hurry-up mode drop targets on the right, it will circle around the orbit at a slower speed. If you then hold the top left flipper in an up position the ball will roll right off of it and right into the mini playfield up-kicker! I ended up using this strategy a lot because I was getting frustrated trying to make timed shots (kept hitting the coil). The only bad part with this is that after you hit one target it goes away and it can be tough to hit the other target correctly to get a proper deflection. Also, to get the targets back after you’ve hit them both involves starting hurry-up mode by getting the ball up into that sink hole behind the targets. The good news is that you don’t have to fund hurry-up mode, you can simply let it time out after 90 seconds. I would generally use this time to practice coil shots, enable magna save or ball save, or even fund hurry-up mode for some points.
Once you are in the playfield you have to hit all 5 drop targets within 10 shots and then get the ball up the half-pipe ramp. I was confused at first about how this worked, but it’s quite simple really, hitting the right flipper throws the ball up and to the right and hitting the left flipper throws the ball up and to the left. There is a hole at the bottom of the playfield that often swallows the ball if you’re not careful, but it just drops the ball down to your right flipper for an easy catch so not a big deal (just annoying). If the ball exits the ramp on the left side, it starts the current experiment. If the ball exits the ramp on the right side, it switches to the next experiment. There is a gauge in the center of the table that shows what experiment is currently selected (if you’re having trouble reading it, hold square and tilt the controller to get a great overhead view). The arm on the gauge shifts left by one each time you change the experiment (regardless of whether you’ve completed the next experiment already) until it gets to the fifth experiment. After that it will start shifting back to the right. It will continue this pattern until you activate the teleforce and then it will switch to the red teleforce section. One of the frustrating things about this table is that it’s very easy to accidentally change the experiment when you wanted to start the current one instead. You’ll see that the ball gets crazy in that magnetic field and it doesn’t always come out how you want it to! Once you have successfully completed an experiment, the light bulb above it will turn on indicating it’s complete.
When you start an experiment the ball always travels down the left lane too fast to catch on the left flipper so I ALWAYS start out by immediately nudging the ball to the right flipper so I can start out in a controlled, caught position. If for some reason you want to start out on the left flipper then just nudge the ball back.
Now that you know how to start and change the experiments, let’s go through each experiment one by one:
- Induction (1 minute)
This is the easiest of all the experiments. You have to keep hitting the left spinner ramp until you get to 10k watts of power. When you reach 4k, 6k, and 8k, the timer goes up to 36 seconds. If you let the timer expire, you lose 2k of power and get more time so you don’t fail the experiment. After you it the spinner, the ball goes into a sink hole and then pops out the cannon. If you’re lucky it will come to rest on your right flipper every time. If you’re less lucky it will hit the right bumper instead and become more difficult to catch. Whatever it does the first time it will continue to do so you know what’s coming. If it hits the bumper usually you can hold the right flipper up and it will bounce off the left flipper onto the right one. Be careful though because sometimes it doesn’t bounce and you need to instead nudge it over or catch it on the left one first.
- Transmission (1 minute)
You have one minute to complete this experiment. This is the first experiment involving the tesla coil. You’ll notice that when the experiment starts there are 2 little blue lights lit up in front of each of the Y-ramps (ramps that alternate the path they send the ball). You have to hit each of these ramps one time and the light will go out. If you hit the ramp a second time it will turn the light back on and you’ll have to hit it a third time. After you hit one of the ramps, the ball will come down too fast to catch so you’ll have to nudge it to the other flipper. Depending on what flipper you catch it on, you may have to nudge it back to go for the other Y-ramp. Just remember if you nudge too much you can tilt the table so be careful and pay attention to the size of the word “DANGER”. After you hit both of these ramps you’ll see the blue lightning bolt come on, this is the indicator for the tesla coil shot. You’ll have to make the tesla coil shot to end the experiment.
- Chain Reaction (unlimited time)
I would say this is the most enjoyable experiment because you end up with 4 balls on the table at one time. When the experiment starts, the table view zooms out to view 6 just like typical multiball. Your goal is to hit 3 balls out of the air and onto the table. The balls will drift across the table from right to left getting progressively faster. I usually tried hitting the ball straight up with the right flipper to get the first few balls and then just did what I could to get the fourth. It gets tough to catch all the balls and then control the direction you hit them with multiple balls on one flipper. As long as you have 2 balls in play another ball will come out. In fact, even if you only have one ball in play sometimes another ball comes out (I think it depends on how long ago the second ball was lost). Once you have 4 balls in play the center magnet will turn on and start attracting the balls to the center of the table. This magnet is not as strong as the magna save magnet so you’ll have to be weary of how it affects the balls as they are heading down toward the flippers. The goal is to get all 4 balls stuck together at the center of the table. Hitting them lightly with the butt of the flipper should get them high enough to head straight toward the magnetic center. If you lose any of the balls the rest will drop back out of the center and you’ll have to knock another one out of the air. Sometimes I was nudging the table and it seemed to pull the ball floating across the screen down, but I never tried to do this intentionally. When you get all 4 balls together in a clump at the center of the table, they will shoot apart and you’ll lose flipper control. All 4 balls will drain and there’s nothing you can about it, but then you will get new ball to continue playing.
- Lightning (1 minute)
This is the hardest experiment and will probably put you close to the edge. Just remember when you get angry, you need a functioning controller to play this game! Yes, this experiment could lead you to throwing a controller or 2! With that said, you have to make 3 tesla coil shots in under a minute. Of course, it’s actually not even as easy as that. When you shoot the tesla coil during this experiment, the ball will drop right above the top left flipper so you can make another coil shot within 10 seconds of the first one. After you make that shot it will drop back down in front of the top left flipper so you can make a third coil shot within 10 seconds of the last one. If you are able to pull that off, the experiment will be successful and the ball will drop down the lane as it normally does. The only good news is that when you make a coil shot, it pauses the main clock for those 10 seconds so if you can make at least one coil shot it will essentially extend your time. It’s important to understand that you have to make three coil shots in a row without letting the ball come down the table. If you let the ball come down the table you will not be able to make another coil shot within the 10 seconds required. I will admit that one time when I completed this experiment I made 2 coil shots in a row and then missed the third, but I then entered the right orbit and was able to time the top left flipper hit to make a third coil shot very quickly. I was never able to repeat this, so basically you’re looking at three shots in a row. Good luck, this is a tough one!Telautomation (1 minute)
This is the second hardest experiment and was actually my nemesis for several games. During this experiment you have to hit each y-ramp twice (once in each direction). The problem is the divider on the ramp that determines the direction the ball goes is malfunctioning and twitches for a while in the center before going to one side or another. If you hit the y-ramp while the divider is twitching you will get electrocuted and the ball will come straight back down (frequently right down the center!). The hardest part about this experiment is getting the timing right to hit each ramp twice in opposite directions. The twitching dividers don’t follow a consistent pattern so it’s very tough. Sometimes they settle to one side for several seconds, but sometimes they only do for 1 second and then you end up getting electrocuted and possibly draining down the center. You have to be fast and patient at the same time with this experiment so it can be very tough. On the other hand, you could just get fortunate timing and it may seem like an easy experiment. Either way, I don’t really have any good tips for this except to make sure you enable ball save before starting it (of course the ball save won’t last for the length of the experiment, but it’s nice to have for a while).
If you got here then you’ve done it! Congratulations! To start this experiment you have to get the ball in the secret lab hole at the top center of the table. The hole is right above a green sign that says “LAB”. Once you get the ball in here all you have to do is hit the left and right orbits a few times to complete the experiment and you’ll be rewarded with 20 million points!
Find the Extra Ball site during an excavation!
This is one of the easier trophies for the table. First you have to translate glyphs to find treasure. You translate glyphs by shooting the ball up the monument orbit. This is the orbit to the right of the idol with the little foot with 4 toes in front of it. There is also a yellow light below it that says “MONUMENT”. You can easily hit this ramp consistently by letting the ball roll just a little bit off the right flipper and then hitting it up there. I found the most effective way to catch the ball after I hit that orbit was to hold both flippers up in the air. Although this works most of the time, you have to beware because sometimes the ball will shoot straight down the middle and you have to be quick to prevent that (that’s also why I always have ball save enabled). Once you hit this orbit 4 times you’ll see the “EXCAVATION” light turn on at the entrance to the left excavation orbit. Do not go up the excavation orbit yet, you need to hit the monument orbit another 4 times to enable the “XTRABALL” light to turn on. After that red light turns on you can shoot the excavation orbit 3 times to dig up an extra ball! You can do this twice per “real” ball so you can essentially have 9 balls to play with.
Survive the Giant Ball ramp!
This is probably the easiest trophy for this table. The ramp on the left with the yellow ball light with lines coming out of it is the Giant Ball ramp. All you have to do is hit this ramp 4 times with one ball to get this trophy. This is a good ramp to practice hitting anyway because it will help you spell out “JADE” for ball save.
Collect 3 quartz skulls!
This is definitely the hardest of the bronze trophies for this table. It does not say this in the trophy description, but this has to be done with one ball. After you lose a ball, the quartz skulls get converted to points and you are reset back to 0. I’m not sure anyone really knows all the ways you can find a quartz skull, but there are 3 I will explain here.
- Mayan Challenge – There are 2 ways to start the mayan challenge, although I’ve only been able to get one of them to work.
- If the idol is fully elevated, hitting the pyramid ramp several times is supposed to start the challenge. I have tried this many times without success, but this is according to the rule sheet so I assume I’m just doing something wrong.
- There are two drop targets just to the right of the monument orbit with blue and orange lights in front of them. You can hit both of these targets by hitting early from the left flipper. After hitting both of these you can then head into the pyramid using the pyramid ramp. You’ll see a red triple snake light come on showing you the way. When you enter the pyramid you find 1 of 5 different artifacts. Keep doing this until you get the “Golden Bridge” artifact because this starts the mayan challenge.
The mayan challenge is not too bad once you learn the technique. You have to jump over saw blades as they approach you. The trick is to jump over the first blade and then jump 2 more times immediately, hopefully avoiding the next blade that would be coming. The first blade seems easier to jump then the others so I wouldn’t recommend trying to jump them all. When you complete this challenge for the first time you get a quartz skull.
- Unexpected Treasure from “JADE” – The second way to get a quartz skull is to spell the word “JADE” when you already have ball save enabled. This will give you an unexpected treasure which is hopefully a quartz skull. If it’s not, then you’ll have to try again.
- Unexpected Treasure from ramp grinding – The third way to get a quartz skull is by building up ramp combos. I’m not sure precisely when you get the unexpected treasure, but I think you’re more likely to get a quartz skull if you build up more combos.
- Other possibilities – It has been pointed out that hitting bumpers lights up the orange skull in the center of the table. It has also been suggested that the more you light that up, the better chance you have of finding a quartz skull. I tried verifying that, but I was unable to make any correlation. It has also been suggested that you can get unexpected treasures by exploring tombs, the cave, or getting lost in the jungle, but I have not been able to verify this either.
My basic strategy when going for this trophy was to restart until I was able to get a quartz skull immediately by spelling “JADE” when the initial ball save was active from launch. I did this simply to save time rather than having to enable ball save manually again. Once I got this skull, I did the mayan challenge which is a guaranteed skull, and then I ramp grinded until I got the third one.
Complete all Adventures!
This is the hardest trophy for the table which is why it is silver. The first thing you should know is how to change the adventure. If you hit the spinner on the left ramp you will see a light rotating around the circle in the center of the table just above the flippers. This is actually randomly selecting an adventure based on how hard you hit the spinner (like spinning the roulette wheel). Fortunately, unlike the tesla and shaman tables, once you complete an adventure it will not stop on that adventure again until you’ve completed them all. This is good because otherwise you’d have to keep hitting that ramp hoping it landed on the adventure you wanted. The adventure the spinner stops on will remain flashing until you complete it or change the adventure by hitting the spinner again. When you complete an adventure the light turns solid so you know which adventures you’ve completed.
Starting an adventure is what makes this table pretty tricky, and a bit frustrating (are we sensing a common theme here?). There are two drop targets in front of the idol that you have to hit to open the idol’s mouth. These targets can be hit easily using the right flipper, but the ball usually comes straight back down toward the center drain. I NEVER try to hit these targets without ball save enabled. Take your time, be patient, and this is achievable. Another technique I often used was nudging the table right after hitting the target to try to change the ball’s direction a bit. After hitting both targets, the idol’s mouth will open and you have to shoot the ball in there. It will spit the ball out and then grow further out of the ground exposing a second head. As it’s spitting the ball out I tend to nudge the table left to try to steer the ball away from the center drain if I can. Once again you have to hit the two drop targets in front of it and then get the ball in the idol’s mouth. Finally, after hitting the 2 drop targets and getting the ball in the idol’s mouth a third time, an adventure will begin! All of the adventures are timed unless I say otherwise. I think the time is about 1 minute for each, but I never verified this. The adventures themselves aren’t too tough fortunately, and here they are in detail starting with the top right (skeleton guy image) and continuing clockwise around the circle:
- Conquistador’s Gold
You will see a skeleton moving back and forth across the screen. You have to hit him 3 times with the ball and then you should see the tomb light turn on. Hit the ball into the tomb to complete the adventure.
- Snake Pit
You have to hit several drop targets that randomly pop up one at a time within 7 seconds. I’m not sure how many you’re allowed to miss before the adventure is failed.
- Plane Crash
You need to hit the airplane ramp 3 times to complete this adventure. This is the ramp that leads to that snake statue with the tongue sticking out.
- Log Bridge
You have to shoot the ball into the idol’s mouth 3 times without hitting the drop targets that pop up. If you’re good at this shot, this is easy because the drop targets only come into play if you wouldn’t get into the idol’s mouth with that hit anyway. You’re allowed to mess up twice without failing.
- Grave Robbers
You have to shoot either the giant ball ramp or the pyramid ramp to decrease the distance to the robbers. They start out at 1000 feet away and each ramp shot subtracts about 600 ft of distance so 2 or 3 shots should complete this adventure. This adventure is not timed, but you can’t let the robbers get to far away or you will fail.
- Wall Climb
You have much more time to complete this adventure and it’s actually displayed as a countdown. Your goal should be to hit the upper right bumpers as much as you can and periodically hit the spinner ramp to check your progress (or complete the adventure). Hitting the bumpers climbs the tower and hitting the spinner shoots the grappling hook. When the grappling hook is longer than the distance remaining you complete the adventure.
You have to hit 5 drop targets before time runs out. Two of the targets are in front of the idol and the other 3 pop up for the adventure. You actually don’t have a lot of time to do this so make your shots count!
You have to shoot the ball in either the monument or excavation orbit depending on which is lit. You will have to shoot a total of 4 orbits and you need to memorize the order in which you shot them. After you have shot all 4, you will have to shoot them all again in the exact reverse order. It’s not too hard to remember 4 things so this isn’t too bad.
Activate any of the magic spinners during any game mode!
This is definitely the easiest trophy for this table. Simply take out the 3 drop targets in front of the guy playing the drums and then hit the ball into the hole revealed behind them.
Summon a disaster for the unbelievers!
This is definitely not an easy trophy, but I’d say it’s doable. Here are the steps involved with casting a disaster:
- Hit the ball into the left or right sink hole to lower the ramp for the mini playfield. These holes are outlined with flames so they should be easy to spot. I find the left hole is much easier to hit from a caught position consistently if you wait until the ball is almost falling off the right flipper to hit it.
- You then have 10 seconds to hit the ball up the jump that was lowered into the mini playfield. The jump is marked by a red spear-head light to the right of the guy playing the drums. You’ll have to figure out the timing for this, but after the ball comes out of the sink hole you should nudge it to the right flipper and then nudge it back to the left flipper to get it in a caught position (it’s going too fast to simply catch with the left flipper and timing your shot while the ball is moving is tougher). From a caught position you should be able to develop decent timing to getting the ball up the jump before the 10 seconds is up.
- Once in the mini playfield you have to spell out “ELEMENT” by hitting all the letters using the upper flippers. This takes a bit of practice to do without losing the ball down the center. As with the V12 table, hitting the ball later does a nice job of getting it from one flipper to the other. The toughest letters are the center ones because hitting these can make the ball tough to catch, but you should get used to it.
- Once you have spelled “ELEMENT” successfully, the letters will be replaced by 4 elements, Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. You have to hit one of these elements with the ball until it is outlined with a box. I found that hitting these can be troublesome and doesn’t seem to register sometimes. If you hit one of the center ones they tend to register right away and then hitting the outer ones seems to work fine. After you have selected an element you can let the ball drain down to the main table.
- The next thing you have to do is shoot a ball up into one of the sink holes at the top of the table. These holes are located right above the word “CAST”. It’s essentially the same shot you used to get the ball up into the mini playfield except this time you’re going under that jump. If you do this successfully, some bars will pop up and trap the ball at the top of the table (you should be able to see it resting between 2 bars). There are 2 positions the ball can rest in while it is stuck up there because there are 3 bars holding it in place. I’ll refer to these positions as left or right.
- Once you have trapped the ball, a new ball will be launched for you automatically. What you have to do now is spell out “CAST” by hitting the trapped ball into one of the sink holes behind it. You have to hit it into a sink hole 4 times to cast the selected disaster. There are several techniques for this.
- I found that I had the most success by hitting the left ramp and then hitting the ball with the left flipper as it was moving. This did not lead to many scary center drain problems, but did take a bit of practice to do relatively consistently. For this maneuver you want to make sure you nudge the upper ball into the right slot or you won’t be able to get the right angle off the flipper.
- The other method I used was nudging the upper ball to the left slot and then shooting directly at it from a caught position on the left flipper. I was able to hit it pretty well doing this, but unfortunately slight missed led to immediate ball drains so I gave up on this technique.
- The last method suggested to me by sb59 was to hit the ball straight up from the right flipper when it was in a caught position. Apparently this works well and usually drops the ball right back down onto the flipper. This sounds promising so I thought I’d mention it as well. Since I have not done this, I can’t say which slot the upper ball should be in.
Once the disaster is cast you will receive the trophy. I should mention that on occasion the game seems to get confused as to which ball you are actively using and the camera gets a little screwed up so you can’t actually see your ball. If this happens you can change the view so that it’s zoomed out or nudge the table a little and it should correct it.
Spirit of the Wilderness
Make a Super Combo!
I found this trophy to be quite difficult to do legitimately. A combo starts when you hit 2 ramps in a row before the lights go out after hitting the first ramp. You have to ramp grind about 6 or 7 times to get a super combo and that requires learning when to hit the ball when it’s moving. The problem is it starts moving progressively faster so there becomes an element of luck involved. At the time I got this trophy, I did know the technique for nudging the ball from one flipper to the other. I believe using this technique you could easily hit the same ramp over and over for an easy super combo.
Rule the tribe by summoning all of the natural disasters!
This is one of the 2 toughest trophies in the game! I’d say this and “Master Mind” are equally difficult and incredible accomplishments for anyone who achieves them! The trophy description for this is accurate, but misleading… There is actually a fifth disaster that you can only cast after you cast and successfully complete the other 4 disasters. All disasters are completed by getting a ball in all three juggler’s holes (the sink holes on the left and right and the one behind the drummer), so I won’t repeat that in every disaster description. Once you hit a sink hole, the lights will go out so you don’t have to hit it again. Of course it’s not as easy as that… each disaster has other requirements as well. When you complete a disaster you will see a corresponding light on the shaman’s staff turn on so you know you’ve completed it.
When you successfully complete a disaster ball save becomes enabled, and you immediately go into multiball where you can score mucho points… but I would highly recommend avoiding this. Points is not what you are going for here and multiball can get out of hand very quickly losing all the balls and wasting a real ball. If you’re feeling brave you can play multiball until the ball save is used or times out, but then you have to worry about catching one of the balls without letting them all drain. I got burned by this too many times so when multiball began I literally caught one of the balls and just let the others drain.
Let’s go through each disaster one at a time:
This disaster isn’t too bad. When you cast it you’ll see a light indicating that you have to go into the volcano. The right ramp will lead into the volcano if you get a strong clean hit, otherwise it will just take the lower path to the right lane. Once in the volcano you should nudge the ball to try to hit as many little metal triggers as you can before leaving (of course don’t tilt because you can always go back in and you’ll need to). I generally only nudge a little while I’m in there. I think hitting the flippers must shift the lights around because when I go back in there they seem shifted making it pretty easy to light them all up and spell “VOLCANO”. After you’ve successfully spelled “VOLCANO” the lights will flash and the ball will come out orange (it’s hot!). At this point you have to hit the ball into the 3 juggler’s holes. This may involve clearing the drop targets in front of the drummer again. The ball has to be orange or it doesn’t count and it only stays orange for a short time. Fortunately, every time you go into the volcano the ball comes out orange (you don’t have to spell out “VOLCANO” again).
The flood is the second hardest disaster to complete. When you cast it you’ll see that the left and right orbits are lit up. You have to hit 3 orbits to raise the flood waters and then you can hit the juggler’s holes. This may sound easy, but the flood waters slow the ball down a lot! You can hit the left orbit starting from a caught position on the right flipper with some practice (the positions are slightly different with the slow ball speed), but the right orbit is tricky. You can’t hit this directly from a caught position on the left flipper. You have to build up enough speed to hit the orbit with enough force to make it all the way around. I was able to do this by hitting the left ramp and then hitting the ball as it was still moving on the left flipper. This is still by no means an easy shot and I was never able to do it consistently. You’ll have to figure out the timing for yourself with some practice. Keep in mind that even nudging the ball is different so it’s not even as easy to get the ball from one flipper to the other unless you nudge relatively hard. I would recommend hitting the left orbit, then the right and then the left orbit again. After that the juggler’s holes should light up and you can finish the disaster.
This is not too bad if you’re careful. All 3 spinners come on and they drastically affect the ball flight if you get too close to them. If you hit the ball hard and clean enough then it should be fine generally. For this disaster you’ll have to hit the left ramp and the right ramp (hitting the right ramp must not go into the volcano or it won’t count). I’m not entirely sure how many times you have to hit them, but hitting them changes the direction and speed of the spinners so I know it has something to do with that. I basically just hit them while they were lit up until the juggler’s holes lit up. Finish the disaster by hitting the juggler’s holes when they are lit up.
This is definitely the hardest disaster to complete. When you cast this the view zooms out and the table immediately goes to 3 ball multiball. You have to hit the juggler’s holes while keeping at least 2 balls alive. The table periodically shakes due to the earthquake making it even more challenging. I would start out by focusing on hitting the balls as they are on the edge of the flippers (typical side sink hole shots) and making sure that you don’t let anything drain down the center. The more balls you hit, the more you’ll hopefully have accomplished. If you get down to 2 balls try to catch them on one or 2 flippers. At this point you can assess what you have left to do and try to focus on that. Be careful though because if they are both on one flipper the earthquake could shake one of them free so pay attention. If you managed to get them on opposite flippers you can shoot one up a ramp and make an aimed shot with the other. Don’t try to hit a left or right sink hole if there is a ball on the opposite flipper because you will slam right into that flipper and probably lose your ball. There’s not much else that I can say for this, it just takes some practice and a lot of good luck! Fortunately the only thing you have to do here is get the balls in the juggler’s holes to complete the disaster.
After completing all 4 disasters you’ll need to get back up to the mini playfield one more time to select the final disaster. This time you won’t be presented with 4 disasters, but instead you will see some sort of picture with a spooky creature that looks like an owl… I’m not even sure you have to hit it with the ball, but I did a few times to make sure. Cast that disaster like all the rest and you will have the trophy. Now feel free to go crazy for points since you don’t have to complete this disaster for the trophy!
I’d complete the disasters in order of difficulty so you don’t waste time completing the easy ones when you want to focus on the hard ones. I started of with earthquake, then flood, then tornado, then volcano.
Win an Extra Ball with the barrel breaker competition
This can be a tough trophy to get because hitting the barrel breaker hole can be pretty tricky. There is a target in front of the jump tube in the center of the table, just to the left of the smash car. Hitting this target will open up a sink hole right in front of it. You'll know the hole is open because a green arrow in front of the hole will begin blinking. The target is relatively easy to hit with the right flipper if you start from a held position. Let the ball roll almost halfway down the flipper and you should be able to hit this target pretty easily. Once the sink hole appears you only have about 20 seconds to get the ball in it before it closes. This is where it gets a bit challenging. I have not found a consistent way to hit this hole from a held position, and hitting it while the ball is moving is also very tough. The good news is there's a trick to hitting it consistently after you've hit it the first time.
To get the ball in the hole the first time may take some luck, but since it's easy to open the hole you shouldn't have much of a problem with it. I've had the most luck hitting it while it's moving over the butt of the right flipper. If you're lucky, it will drift up into the hole (or sometimes bounce off the car into the hole). I've also been able to get it in the hole using the butt of the left flipper, but this was a tougher shot for me personally. Once you've managed to get the ball into the hole for the first time, it will shoot down the right lane. The trick here is to hit the ball immediately as it clears the lane and reaches the flipper. If you time it right it should hit the target and then drop right into the sink hole that opens up. It so happens that the speed is perfect to make this shot over and over. This may take some practice to do consistently, but it's the only way I was able to get this trophy. I did actually manage to hit the hole 4 times in a row before I discovered this shot, but the trophy for the extra ball is awarded after 5 barrel kicks! Credit for this tip goes to bentley_boy!
Destroy the wall with a devastating punch
This trophy is obtained the same way you activate a kickback. You have to hit the target located in front of the pile of blue bricks on the right side of the table. The target looks like a yellow and red bullseye with a silver tab in the center. It's just to the right of Ken and there's a pile of blue bricks right behind it. You have to hit the silver tab without hitting any other part of the bullseye to get the trophy.
This is a pretty fun trophy to get because it really brings out the street fighter aspects of the table. There are 4 fighters you can choose from to start a fight. Each fighter can be used by hitting a different set of 4 ramp combos. The ramps are indicated by the symbols next to each fighter in the center of the table. The next ramp you have to hit in the combo is identified by the symbol that is blinking. When you start the table, the first symbol for all 4 fighters is blinking because you haven't hit any ramps yet. Once you hit the first ramp in a fighter's combo, that symbol will light up and the next symbol in the sequence will begin blinking. Once you've hit all 4 ramps in the combo for a fighter, all of the symbols will blink together indicating you have chosen that fighter.
You have about 20 seconds after hitting a ramp to hit the next one in the sequence or you'll have to go back and hit the previous ramp again.
Once you've selected a fighter, you'll have to hit the ball into the fighter's locker to start a fight. Each fighter has a different set of combos and a different locker as described below:
o Ramp Combos
- Right orbit
- Akuma ramp - The ramp that goes through Akuma's legs and has the word "AKUMA" in front of it.
- Blanka ramp - On the right side of the table between the car and the right orbit with the word "CHARGE" in front of it.
- Left orbit
- Ken's locker is the toughest locker to get into because you have to use the upper right flipper to shoot into the jump tube. You can try getting to the upper flipper by shooting the left orbit, but I found it was easier to hit the Blanka ramp and then hold the upper flipper for a bit of control as the ball is coming down. It should help you time the shot into the jump tube better.
o Ramp Combos
- Right orbit
- Right orbit
- Left Orbit
- Right orbit
- Chun-Li's locker pops up out of the table right in front of the left orbit above the blue "RAID" arrow. All it takes a left orbit shot to hit this target.
o Ramp Combos
- Left orbit
- Left orbit
- Akuma ramp - The ramp that goes through Akuma's legs and has the word "AKUMA" in front of it.
- Left orbit
- Ryu's locker is at the top of the Akuma ramp so hit the Akuma ramp and you're all set!
o Ramp Combos
- Right orbit
- Blanka ramp - On the right side of the table between the car and the right orbit with the word "CHARGE" in front of it.
- Akuma ramp - The ramp that goes through Akuma's legs and has the word "AKUMA" in front of it.
- Right orbit
- Guile's locker is on the Blanka ramp so hit the Blanka ramp and you're good to go!
Once you've started a fight your goal is to hit any of the ramps or orbits, but avoid the bumpers and targets. Essentially if you hit ramps and orbits you attack the oppponent and if you hit bumpers or targets, they attack you. When a fight is started, the ball save is activated immediately and remains active for a minute. During this time if the ball drains it will be saved and the ball save will remain active, so you don't have to worry about draining your ball. At the bottom of the table parallel to the flippers you'll see two yellow energy meters. The one on the left represents your health and the one on the right is your opponent's health. The object in a fight is to take away all your opponent's health while not losing all of your own. Every ramp or orbit you hit takes away some of your opponent's health.
If you hit the Blanka ramp during a fight, it will open up a lane on the left side of the table, left of the outlane indicated by a purple "SPECIAL ATTACK" arrow. You can enter this lane by hitting the ball when it's on the tip of the right flipper. Doing this successfully will execute the fighter's special attack which I believe does a little more damage than a standard attack.
After you've hit enough ramps and orbits, you're opponents health will drain and you will be rewarded with a trophy!
World Warrior Champion
Defeat the evil crime boss
This trophy is not too bad once you know the technique. The crime boss is none other than M. Bison! In order to face him you'll have to win a fight with all 4 of the other fighters first. You'll know which fighters you've completed because the ramp combo symbols will remain lit after you've completed a fight with them. After you win a fight with all 4 fighters, you'll be prompted to choose a specific fighter to face M. Bison. I was told to choose Ryu, but I'm not sure if it's always Ryu or if it can be others as well. Whatever the case is, simply hit the appropriate locker and the boss fight will begin.
When the fight begins, M. Bison will rise up on the right side of the table. He is composed of a giant head and two hands. The object is to hit his head enough times to take away all his energy. This is pretty easy to do using the butt of the right flipper after starting from a held position. If you time it right you can get the ball to hit his head and drop back down onto the flipper. Even if you can't time it perfectly it's not too hard to keep the ball under control during the fight. After you've drained all his energy you will get the trophy!