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Viva Pinata: Party Animals achievements revealed (including the GAF ones!)

Gazunta

Member
Hey guys -

About two months ago I asked in this thread for GAF's help in coming up with Viva Pinata: Party Animal's 50th achievement. This wasn't a planned marketing BS thing, it was literally me and our producer from Microsoft getting Achievement Writers Block mere hours before we had to lock off all the text in the game. And thankfully you responded with some fantastic ideas!

And now we can reveal what the achievements are! I don't remember off hand how many Gameroints each one of these is worth - I'd have to turn on my 360 to check, and that would require me to get up off my chair, and, well screw that.

The Achievement that we ended up using from GAF was #20, the Classic Gamer one, suggested by Sporsk and John Harker, who now have their names in the credits. Oh, and the final one was inspired by GAF too. These were a lot of fun to make. Our QA guys hated me for some of them, though :)

Let me know what you think! This was a lot of fun :) THANKS GUYS!

1. All Your Game Are Belong To Us
Play all Challenge Events.

2. Game Guru
Win the game.

3. Whirlm Streak
Win 3 Challenge Events in a row.

4. Kittyfloss Streak
Win 5 Challenge Events in a row.

5. Chewnicorn Streak
Win 8 Challenge Events in a row.

6. Hi-yaaaa!
Destroy 10 objects in a single race while playing as Petunia Pretztail.

7. King Roario Award
Win all Challenge Events and races in a single game.

8. Int'l Piñata of Mystery
Use each power-up at least once in a single game.

9. Coulda Been a Contender
Win 1 race.

10. Get to Know Everyone
Finish the game in any place with each of the 8 characters.

11. Girl Power
As a female character, finish a game while never losing to a male character.

12. Boy Band
As a male character, finish a game while never losing to a female character.

13. Rashberry Gluttony
Collect more than 1,000 pieces of candy while playing as Fergy Fudgehog.

14. Popularity Contest
Complete a game with all 4 characters playing as Hudson Horstachio.

15. Think Fast!
Never get hit in an entire contest by a Fiesta Missile while playing as Paulie Pretztail.

16. No Wipeouts
Never fall down in a single race while playing as Franklin Fizzlybear.

17. Mama's Boy
Lose to Fergy Fudgehog while playing as Francine Fudgehog.

18. Bear Hug
Never use a power-up on Franklin Fizzlybear while playing as Florence Fizzlybear.

19. Scene Stealer
Beat Hudson Horstachio while playing as Hailey Horstachio.

20. Classic Gamer Reward
Enter the classic gamers code while on the START screen. For a hint, go right into your manual...

21. Keep Your Friends Close
Complete a multiplayer game offline.

22. Pacifist
Win a race without using a Fiesta Missile, Colored Water Bomb, or Smoke Bomb.

23. Scenic Route
Win a race without using any shortcuts.

24. Artful Dodger
Avoid the snowball in Snow-bowl Dodgeball.

25. Catch It if You Can
Play a game with anyone who has this achievement to earn it. Then, you can "spread" it too.

26. Making Friends
Play a game over Xbox LIVE, or invite someone to an online game.

27. Share and Share Alike
Play a game with someone who hasn't unlocked a Challenge Event you have unlocked.

28. Eaglair Eye Award
Find and use all the shortcuts in the races.

29. Sticky Feet
Use the Buzzlegum Honey Slick power-up 10 times.

30. Flutterscotch Quickness
Use the Flutterscotch Wings power-up to overtake an opponent.

31. Quick Like a Bunnycomb
Hit 3 speed strips in a single race.

32. Redhott Racer
Finish every race.

33. Stuffed!
Get more than 99 candies in any single Challenge Event.

34. Professor Pester Award
Hit every player with a power-up in a single race.

35. Squished!
Jump and ground pound each of the other players at least once in Raisant Stomp.

36. Seeing Double
Finish a game while playing as the same Piñata as at least 1 other opponent.

37. Loaded Bases
Hit the target 4 times in a row in Swing for the Stars.

38. Aiming Artist
Hit the farthest target at least 3 times in 1 Launching Loathers game.

39. Tricky Treats
Destroy at least 25 pumpkins in a single game of Messy Mayhem.

40. Do You Feel Lucky, Piñata?
Win a game of Short Fuse! without the Loather ever detonating in your hands.

41. Strike!
Get a strike in Bouncy Bowling.

42. Gassy Gusts!
Get your ship all the way to the finish line in Burps Ahoy!

43. Don't Be Left in the Dark
Knock each of the other players out of the light in a single game of Spotlight Mania.

44. Megaton
Use the Fiesta Missile power-up on each of the 8 characters.

45. Social Flutterscotch
Finish the game in first place with each of the 8 characters.

46. Rainbow of Piñatas
Play each of the 8 characters in 1 of their alternate colors.

47. Practice Makes Perfect
Play the game for 5 hours.

48. Host with the Most
Host 3 games over Xbox LIVE.

49. Party Crasher
Win 3 games over Xbox LIVE where you are not the host.

50. So Awesome!
You, the master of unlocking.
 

TJ Spyke

Member
Please tell me that last one isn't one of those "Get every other achievement to get this one" achievements, those are the laziest and worst achievements (mainly because they aren't achievements, they are even worse than the "Get a touchdown" achievements in Madden games).
 
20. Classic Gamer Reward
Enter the classic gamers code while on the START screen. For a hint, go right into your manual...

Ugggh, Konami code? That's some serious writer's block you guys had.
 

lexi

Banned
Tyrannical said:
Ugggh, Konami code? That's some serious writer's block you guys had.

Not really, considering that was a suggestion taken from GAF. Not exactly inspired, but it works.
 

Gazunta

Member
Shard said:
Did number 50 come from Spider-Man 3?

Number 50 came from our producers deep love for the high quality voice acting of Resident Evil, and our shared desire to get a kind-hearted Peter Moore reference in.
Or a thinly veiled attempt to get the Penny Arcade guys to notice us
 

Mar

Member
God damn it I keep forgetting to download the demo of this. My wife should be really into it too. She's currently playing through Viva Pinata and also loves party games.
 

CorwinB

Member
I'm torn on this one. On the one hand, I prefer party games on the Wii, where the simpleness of the controller makes it easier to bring non or occasional gamers in (mom, wife, friends...). On the other hand, I love Viva Pinata, and really want the franchise to thrive, especially after the so-so sales of the 1st title. And those achievements sound so awesome.
 

M3wThr33

Banned
 

Gazunta

Member
TJ Spyke said:
Please tell me that last one isn't one of those "Get every other achievement to get this one" achievements, those are the laziest and worst achievements (mainly because they aren't achievements, they are even worse than the "Get a touchdown" achievements in Madden games).
It's a "unlock all the locked content" one.
 
Gazunta said:
Let me know what you think! This was a lot of fun :) THANKS GUYS!

1. All Your Game Are Belong To Us
Play all Challenge Events.

20. Classic Gamer Reward
Enter the classic gamers code while on the START screen. For a hint, go right into your manual...

44. Megaton
Use the Fiesta Missile power-up on each of the 8 characters.


50. So Awesome!
You, the master of unlocking.
:lol

You're fun.
 
Damn. Should have had something like "Unlocked RROD," then have the game cut to a bunch of death noises/colors like in the 2600 days.
 

John Harker

Definitely doesn't make things up as he goes along.
grandjedi6 said:
Megaton and Classic Gamer are awesome


:lol


why, thank you sir!

woohoo, C-list Gaffer gets his fame,
Now, its staright to the top! Go Harker!
 

homez99

Member
At least renting this now, cheers GAF for helping to create some achievements I will be proud to have (lets not mention the crappy ones from Yaris).
 
Ok, so I'm curious how this works...

25. Catch It if You Can
Play a game with anyone who has this achievement to earn it. Then, you can "spread" it too.

So if you can only get it from playing in a game with someone who HAS it, nobody can ever GET it to start spreading it.

The others sound really good, though.
 

M3wThr33

Banned
Crystalkoen said:
Ok, so I'm curious how this works...



So if you can only get it from playing in a game with someone who HAS it, nobody can ever GET it to start spreading it.

The others sound really good, though.

Developers.
 

JdFoX187

Banned
Crystalkoen said:
Ok, so I'm curious how this works...



So if you can only get it from playing in a game with someone who HAS it, nobody can ever GET it to start spreading it.

The others sound really good, though.
Other games have done this. Apparently, community people or developers have the achievement when they get the game, then it spreads. Same with the teabagging achievement in Shadowrun.
 

Meier

Member
Gaz is the best. As a bigtime advocate of Viva Pinata, I'm definitely looking forward to this.

#9 has no relation to the song Heavyweight Champion of the World, does it?
 

Gazunta

Member
Tyrannical said:
Ugggh, Konami code? That's some serious writer's block you guys had.
Yeah, I should have asked you about how you came up with the ideas for the achievements you put in your game OH WAIT WHOOPS
 

grandjedi6

Master of the Google Search
Daigoro said:
where the hell is Demi?

He tried to convince GlyphX Inc. to make a new Advent Rising by burning himself outside of their offices only to find out they moved months ago.
 
Gazunta said:
Yeah, I should have asked you about how you came up with the ideas for the achievements you put in your game OH WAIT WHOOPS

owned.

JdFoX187 said:
Other games have done this. Apparently, community people or developers have the achievement when they get the game, then it spreads. Same with the teabagging achievement in Shadowrun.


Still one of my favorite achievements. Catch the Fever!
 
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