PixelJunk™ Monsters Ultimate

PixelJunk™ Monsters Ultimate

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XkyDiver Aug 31, 2013 @ 11:13pm
When does "Hardcore" difficulty unlock?
On the PS3 version, purchasing the expansion pack allowed access to Hardcore difficulty. What do we have to do to unlock it in this version?
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l.hutchinson  [developer] Sep 1, 2013 @ 2:42am 
finish regular mode
Br0chure Sep 1, 2013 @ 7:21am 
Jesus. I'm having a hard enough time on Regular, let alone getting Rainbows.
XkyDiver Sep 1, 2013 @ 11:53pm 
Grumble, grumble. :) Is there a rationale for not having Hardcore unlocked by default? I've already cleared the first two worlds on Hardcore on the PS3 version; I know what I'm doing! Don't make me play the levels twice, please!
Tree Stopper Sep 2, 2013 @ 3:02am 
Simply completeing all levels on all three islands will unlock Hard-Core. You don't have to get the rainbows to unlock it.
InquisitorM May 30, 2014 @ 11:10am 
I've finished the game on regular but I can't access hardcore.
InquisitorM Jun 3, 2014 @ 1:12am 
Anyone? Please? I'd like to do hardcore; I've run out of things to do.
XkyDiver Jun 7, 2014 @ 10:13am 
I'm fairly certain you need rainbows. Just clearing the levels isn't enough.
InquisitorM Jun 8, 2014 @ 1:27pm 
You don't need rainbows, but pressing F1 will show any levels that havne't been completed on regular difficulty (I sent the company an email to ask for help). I was just missing the tutorial, but there's normally no way to tell if you've missed a level.
pgann Apr 4, 2015 @ 11:57pm 
So wait. you have to clear all levels on all islands (including tutorial) and then the game unlocks Hardcore mode?
InquisitorM Apr 9, 2015 @ 1:54pm 
Lies - I have all rainbows on casual AND regular but still no Hardcore mode. And...how do you unlock the ice tower ?
Have you gotten all rainbows on all three of the islands? Played the little island that you type a password in for?

We finally gained access to Hardcore (and therefore Golden Rainbows) after clearing all three islands with rainbows.
Last edited by XkyDiver; Feb 1 @ 6:05pm
Ah, I didn't spot Special 3 on Tiki. And after I did, I had a hard time to find the track to it...
Got it now but Harcore unlocked after beating it on regular, easy didn't unlock it. A bit funny: I got the rainbow on regular at the first try but can't get it on easy.
Last edited by OppaErich; Feb 2 @ 12:29am
Hardcore is pretty difficult! I'm not certain, but it may change the balance of towers, too--try using a tower you previously thought ineffective; you might be surprised!
psymin Mar 6 @ 7:37am 
I can't unlock hardcore either. I've gotten the achievement for getting rainbows on everything though. Weird right?

21 rainbows on tiki counted

only 20 listed

Edit: pressing F1 makes one of the levels with a rainbow (and cloud?) blink. Going to redo that level and hope for the best.
Last edited by psymin; Mar 6 @ 2:33pm
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