This is a list of all achievement bugs I encountered and read about on the Bit Blot forums, as well as solutions to some of them. Should you find additional bugs or solutions, leave a message and save a kitten! :)
Note: This post is 99% spoiler-free. Minor references to game secrets and unlockables exist.
Achievements staying lockedSpeed RacerBeat the Arnassi race in less than a minute.
Bug: The achievement won't unlock after beating the race in less than a minute (0:59 or less).
Possible solution: Load a save in which you haven't yet attempted the race. Beat the race in 0:59 or less. If you fail, reload the save before attempting again.ExplorerTravel to all the areas of Aquaria.
Bug: The achievement won't unlock after visiting all areas of Aquaria.
Note: If you're having trouble with this one, it's more likely you missed an area (there are a lot of secrets in this game!). This will most often be the last achievement you unlock.
Basically, if you've:
- Collected all treasure items.
- Collected 4 pets.
- Learned 10 songs (shown in menu).
- Found 3 lost memories.
- Collected 5 Verse Eggs.
- Unlocked the 3rd cooking slot.
- Found the two Weird Fish.
- Entered the final area (completion isn't necessary).
and the achievement isn't unlocked, it's likely a bug.
Solution: This is technically cheating, but Alphasoldier on the Bit Blot forums has shared a 100% completed save which you can copy to /Steam/SteamApps/common/Aquaria/save (this will overwrite save slot #32, make a backup if necessary!). You will receive the Explorer achievement upon loading this save, and possibly every other achievement in the game (unconfirmed, but I think most or all will be unlocked), only use this as a last resort!Link to post on Bit Blot forums
Achievements not staying locked
Some achievements are unlocked prematurely, before completing the listed requirement(s). While there appears to be no solution to this problem at present, it shouldn't bother most people as you can legitimately complete the objective afterwards and not feel guilty for receiving free achievements.Combo EaterDevour 6 creatues in a row.
Bug: Apparently, the achievement unlocks after devouring a total
of 6 creatures, not 6 creatures in a row.Boom ShrimpDefeat the Mantis Shrimp.
Bug: The achievement unlocks after defeating the Rock Crab (along with Rock Crab Rocked
).UniterRescue all the lost souls.
Bug: The achievement unlocks upon rescuing 3 souls instead of 4.