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A Short Guide to Hi-Fi Rush's Arcade Update Achievements
By kuri
A quick rundown of all the latest achievements included in the arcade update.
This short guide will break down the 10 new achievements that have been added in the Arcade update, and how you can get them. Please bear in mind that the new achievements are available to you AFTER the main story has been completed.
Arcade Achievements
The following achievements are all obtainable by any of the arcade modes available.

NOW we got a kickass hideout!
Try out the arcade cabinet in the hideout.

Once you have completed the main story of Hi-Fi RUSH, the arcade machine will be made available for you to play. Interact with the arcade machine to obtain this achievement.

Call me Turbo Chai
Clear a run of BPM RUSH! (Easy or Normal difficulty.)

BPM rush is one of the two arcade modes that you can play in this update, where you go through waves of enemies, as the BPM increases progressively for every wave cleared (6 waves altogether, up to 200 BPM). Complete a run of this to the end without dying (otherwise you will have to do it again from the beginning!) in either Easy or Normal mode and you'll get this achievement.

Choose your own adventure
Clear a run of Power Up! Tower Up!

This game mode is a condensed version of Rhythm Tower, however at the start of your run Chai loses all of his buffs and has to make his way up all the 25 floors. You choose your buffs and challenges as you progress up to the 25th floor, also increasing/ decreasing your score multiplier depending on what you choose. Unlike the rhythm tower, death will not force you to reset from the first floor, but from the previous floor that you have failed. Complete all 25 floors to get this achievement.

It'll do, CNMN
Unlock the Special Attack "CNMANIAC" and use it in battle.

To unlock this special attack you will have to complete arcade challenges to earn arcade points, and CNMANIAC will be unlocked once enough arcade points have been earned. Once that has been obtained, equip it to your reverb skills and use it once to unlock this achievement.

Please don't make this awkward
Unlock the Special Attack "My Hero!" and use it in battle.

Like CNMANIAC, My Hero! is also obtained from gathering arcade points. Again, equip and use the skill to unlock this achievement.

That was just EVIL
Clear BPM RUSH! in EX Mode.

EX Mode will be unlocked once you have completed BPM RUSH! either on Easy or Normal Mode with an S rank upon completion. This mode can be brutal since there's one wave of 185BPM, then 6 waves of 200BPM, so do be prepared of what's to come, and take it easy.

New bad guys? No problem!
Perfectly parry both KEM-N0 and DM-ET1L's rhyhm parry attack

The KEM-N0 and DM-ET1L are tougher versions of their counterparts, the KEM-0N0 and BRUT-1L, that only appears in the arcade and can be rather unpredictable in its attacks if you're not aware of how its attack patterns are. Both enemies have rhythm parries that are different from their counterparts, so depending how good you are at rhythm parries, it may take time to perfect them and obtain this achievement.
Secret Room Achievements
The following achievements are for the secret room. This will be made available once you have cleared all 40 arcade challenges.

It was all for this
Finally get your hands on that gift basket.

Go towards the end of the room to find the gift basket. Interact and collect it to get this achievement.

Voices from within
Read all the messages from the developers.

Like the Vandelay Vlogs you find all over the main story of Hi-Fi RUSH, there are vlogs that can be found everywhere in the room. Read all of them to get this achievement.

Low budget finish
Defeat the main game final boss wearing the "Low Budget" costume for Chai (with guitar) and 808.

Also found within this room is a low budget costume of Chai and 808 (if you're not sure where, it is found right where Tango-chan is (not the Tango- chan screen), right in front of the costume.). Once that has been collected, equip the low budget costume on Chai (don't forget the guitar!) and 808, and go straight to track 12 to defeat Kale (any difficulty) to unlock this achievement.
Hopefully this guide helps which achievements you may be missing for the new update, had quite a lot of fun playing it myself, as well as hunting down the new achievements. Good luck, and have fun playing! :)
xoooqqq Oct 24, 2023 @ 9:21am 
@Kuri Oh, okay, thanks for info!)
kuri  [author] Oct 24, 2023 @ 8:54am 
@xoooqqq Needs to be S rank for either Easy or Normal mode in BPM rush in order to unlock EX mode. Hope that helps :)
xoooqqq Oct 24, 2023 @ 2:28am 
I have a problem with unlocking Expert Mode for BPMRush. I completed easy an normal difficulty’s but Ex. still locked. Does anyone know what it can be?
kuri  [author] Jul 28, 2023 @ 3:19pm 
Choose Your Own Adventure wouldn't be classified as a secret achievement, since you're clearing one of the two available arcade modes (power up! tower up!, and bpm rush!). CNMN/ Smidge skills are put under there, since you unlock those skills through arcade challenges anyway.

By technicality, all of the 10 achievements are deemed secret achievements by Steam, I've basically listed them all here in case there are a few people aren't sure what they may be missing.
45 Jul 28, 2023 @ 1:11pm 
choose your own adventure and the smidge/cnmn ones are also secret achievements.