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Intelus May 24, 2013 @ 10:56am
Achievement bugs & solutions (v1.1.2)
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 locked

Speed Racer
Beat 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.

Explorer
Travel 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[www.bit-blot.com]

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 Eater
Devour 6 creatues in a row.

Bug: Apparently, the achievement unlocks after devouring a total of 6 creatures, not 6 creatures in a row.

Boom Shrimp
Defeat the Mantis Shrimp.

Bug: The achievement unlocks after defeating the Rock Crab (along with Rock Crab Rocked).

Uniter
Rescue all the lost souls.

Bug: The achievement unlocks upon rescuing 3 souls instead of 4.
Last edited by Intelus; May 27, 2013 @ 6:31pm
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Karl Ove Kaosgård Jul 22, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
I recevied the Boom Shrimp achievement prematurely, now when I encounter the Mantis Shrimp it refuses to drop when shot with the nature form seed. Does anyone else have this problem?
Intelus Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:08am 
Originally posted by Altodon:
I recevied the Boom Shrimp achievement prematurely, now when I encounter the Mantis Shrimp it refuses to drop when shot with the nature form seed. Does anyone else have this problem?
I don't think Steam achievements affect gameplay and the Boom Shrimp achievement seems to have been bugged since day one.

Boss fight spoilers ahead:
Just to clarify, you need to use the charged Nature Form attack and it needs to stick to the wall above the Mantis Shrimp. It's been a while since I played, but I think it might have a range limit and won't work if you're too low (upper half of the topmost bubble should work).
Last edited by Intelus; Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:09am
Karl Ove Kaosgård Jul 23, 2013 @ 2:53am 
Originally posted by Intelus:
Originally posted by Altodon:
I recevied the Boom Shrimp achievement prematurely, now when I encounter the Mantis Shrimp it refuses to drop when shot with the nature form seed. Does anyone else have this problem?
I don't think Steam achievements affect gameplay and the Boom Shrimp achievement seems to have been bugged since day one.

Boss fight spoilers ahead:
Just to clarify, you need to use the charged Nature Form attack and it needs to stick to the wall above the Mantis Shrimp. It's been a while since I played, but I think it might have a range limit and won't work if you're too low (upper half of the topmost bubble should work).

Thanks for the tip! I didn't even know it had a charged form.
Thank you so much.
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