Sucka Surprise Nov 15, 2012 @ 1:48pm
Always on top achievement bugged?
Is anyone else having issues with acquiring the always on top achievement (perform all ground kills in the game)? I'm positive I've done every ground kill including the pot with and without the boiling water. I've even gone back and went through every ground kill again but it still won't unlock. Any suggestions?
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Ketchup&Rice Nov 15, 2012 @ 2:48pm 
I had a problem using getting that achievement while using an xbox 360 controller. When I switched back to playing with mouse and keyboard I was able to get the achievement.
Ketchup&Rice Nov 15, 2012 @ 2:57pm 
Also pool cue, and broken pool cue executions!
熊猫 (蛮横的肌肉在身) Nov 15, 2012 @ 11:12pm 
no just you didnt get enough,some pots have water in it type,and no water in it type ,not one thing
Lex_ Nov 16, 2012 @ 8:36pm 
http://hotline-miami.wikia.com/wiki/Always_On_Top

Confirmed list of requied weapon executions to get that achievement.
Dairypop4000 Jul 18, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
I'm having the same problem. Used the pot, the pan with/without water, pool cue broken/unbroken and even the drill you get with one of the masks. I made sure to only count a kill with I survived a floor too. Sure hope its not glitched.
dethsloth Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:57pm 
Originally posted by Dairypop4000:
I'm having the same problem. Used the pot, the pan with/without water, pool cue broken/unbroken and even the drill you get with one of the masks. I made sure to only count a kill with I survived a floor too. Sure hope its not glitched.

What finally solved it for me was the pot of boiling water (2nd floor, Ch. 2). I was using a regular attack to spray the enemy (which triggers an execution sequence), but that won't work. You first have to knock the enemy down (with the pot of boiling water is fine; it doesn't 'spill') and then do the ground attack on him. In the sequence you'll see jacket *pour* the boiling water on him. If you check the achievements.dat file, it's #15.
Severstarr Jul 21, 2013 @ 10:31pm 
Make sure you've done all the executions with applicable throwing weapons (brick, scissors, bottle, etc.) I had missed some of those at first.

Also note that the Frying Pan (in Chapter 5) counts as a different weapon than the Pot (in Chapter 2).
vikingr Mar 29 @ 7:56am 
Any way to check which weapons were used? I can't find an achievement.dat file.
Skymirrh Mar 29 @ 8:32am 
Originally posted by vikingr:
Any way to check which weapons were used? I can't find an achievement.dat file.
"achievements.dat" file was for Original version. Updated version now has merged "achievements.dat" with the rest of the save files in one file: "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami\SaveData.sav".

However, I don't think this will help you in any way: you will only see a line of 0 and 1 but nobody has taken the time to map the weapons to each 0/1 in the file. It's on my "to do list" for when I finally end up writing that damn Hotline Miami save editor I wanted to do for a long time now...

Commonly forgotten executions are:
* pool cue AND broken pool cue (the two have different executions)
* pot with water AND without water (2nd floor Chapter 2 / 3rd flood Chapter 7) (same as pool cue, two different executions)
* frying pan (2nd floor Chapter 5 / 3rd flood Chapter 7)
* brick, dart, scissors and glass bottle (thrown weapons with unique executions)
vikingr Mar 29 @ 3:03pm 
After doing a couple of executions while securing to finish the floor, I recently received the achievement. It popped up sometime after playing. Just saw it :)

Now I only miss 5x A+ and I'm done with that!
Last edited by vikingr; Mar 29 @ 3:05pm
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