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    Trophy FAQ by mullet2000

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    Introduction to FAQ
    Super Stardust HD is the first game on the Playstation 3 to use the new Trophy
    system - Set up to give gamers out of game accomplishments for playing their 
    games, or achieving certain feats in their games. This FAQ is intended to help 
    gamers get as many trophies as possible!
    *Note about all arcade mode trophies - they can all be done on easy mode, thus 
    making them, well easier. 
    Hero of Lave
    Trophy Level - Bronze
    Description - Complete Planet Lave - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    This one Speaks for itself, just beat this level in arcade mode. Very simple 
    thing to do, if you know how to play the game youíll be able to do this 
    blindfolded. For the boss just attack one section with the gold melter, dodge,
    Hero of Coventina
    Trophy Level - Bronze 
    Description - Complete Planet Coventina - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    This one again speaks for itself, itís not a whole lot harder then the first 
    planet. With the boss just take it slow and attack him with the gold melter 
    from a distance while dodging the bullets, when he starts shooting missiles 
    stop attacking and destroy all the missiles, repeat till dead. (The boss, 
    not you! >_>) 
    Hero of Nemain 
    Trophy Level - Bronze
    Description - Complete Planet Nemain - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Just like the ones above, but this one gets a little harder, boost, bomb, and 
    shoot your way to the boss. The boss is the same as in the 1st planet, but 
    thereís two of them now. Focus on one at a time and donít rush it. 
    Hero of Taranis 
    Trophy Level - Bronze	
    Description - Complete Planet Taranis - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Again, just like the ones above, and again, this one gets a little harder. 
    You know what to do by now right? The boss is the same as the 2nd planet, but 
    like the 3rd planet, thereís two of them. I always have to take this boss 
    pretty slow, so donít rush. Again, focus on one at a time.
    Hero of Segomo 
    Trophy Level - Bronze 
    Complete Planet Segomo - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Easily the hardest level, but itís nothing you canít handle by now right? Make 
    youíre way to the boss, who, hey, is actually a new boss this time. Just attack
    the boss with the gold melter whenever possible and itíll go down soon enough.
    The Tokenizer
    Trophy Level - Bronze	
    Description - Collect 5 Tokens in a Single Boost - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Yay! Finally some Varity! Anyway this is one of the easiest trophies by far. 
    Just boost through one of those large green bonus rocks (the ones that come 
    down after destroying the rocks the countdown from 16) BEFORE shooting at it , 
    and you are guaranteed to get it.
    Scrooge MacBoom 
    Trophy Level - Bronze 
    Description - Get 10 Bombs - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    The thing youíve got to remember for this is that bombs carry over to the next 
    level in arcade mode after you beat a level, so just set the game to easy mode
    , start on Lave and go through destroying all the bomb ships, and not using 
    the bombs, (Even if you die, you donít lose any bombs, so itís okay to lose a 
    life or two) and youíll get this early into the second planet.
    Token Hoarder 
    Trophy Level - Silver 
    Description - Collect 15 Tokens with a Single Boost - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Yay, would you look at that, a silver trophy! Youíre really moving up in the 
    world, arenít you? This one has the exact same tactic as the "The Tokenizer"
    trophy, except itís a lot more based on luck. You have to boost through those 
    large green bonus rocks still, but you have to be a lot more precise, and, 
    well lucky. Try to aim for the middle of the rock and just keep trying, youíll
    get it eventually. 
    Well Prepared 
    Trophy Level - Silver	
    Description - Get 20 bombs - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Exact same tactic as the "Scrooge MacBoom" trophy, except youíve got to last it
    out longer. Just set it to easy, destroy all the bomb ships, donít use any of
    the bombs, and donít freak out if you die a couple of times. Youíll get the 
    trophy by the end of the 3rd planet - beginning of the 4th planet. 
    Shield Blaster 
    Trophy Level - Silver	
    Description - Collect 5 Shield Tokens While Already Having a Shield - Arcade 
    DLC Required - None
    I got this one while trying to get the "Well prepared" trophy, just by accident
    really. Just set the game to easy, start on Lave, and destroy everything until
    youíve gotten 5 shields while you have a shield. A good thing to keep in mind 
    is that you donít have to get the 5 shields with the same shield, so you can 
    get a shield, collect two more, get hit, collect another shield, then collect 
    three more and still get the trophy. 
    Scenic Route 
    Trophy Level - Silver	
    Description - Complete a Planet Without Using Boost - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Really easy to do if you can stop that instinct to press that boost button. 
    Just set it on easy, go to Lave, clear the level without boosting, and voila.
    Trophy. Should have been a bronze trophy, to be honest. 
    Multiplier Hero
    Trophy Level - Gold 
    Description - Get 10x Multiplier - Arcade mode
    DLC Required - None
    Ah, here we have our first Gold trophy! Isnít it exciting? Well itís actually 
    easier the some of the silver trophies, but itís by no means simple. What 
    youíve got to go is - say it with me - Set the game to easy, and start on Lave.
    Remember that you CANNOT die at any point during this trophy, so if you see a 
    shield, go out of your way to get it. Just keep shooting things with the 
    correct weapons, boost through multiple enemies/ point tokens at once for 
    point bonuses. Be sure to destroy EVERYTHING you can during each phase for 
    maximum point-age. By the end of Lave you should have a 5x or 6x multiplier.
    Just keep going through the planets, be sure to save your bombs for big point
    chances, boost a lot, and donít be afraid to run away to save yourself a life
    and you should get 10x by the end of the 3rd planet - start of the 4th planet 
    *Bye Bye easy mode, you canít select Difficulty in the following trophyís modes 
    *Here we have the first trophies requiring DLC to get. You can buy the solo 
    expansion pack and the split screen co-op expansion pack on the Playstation
    store for $4.99 each.
    Extra Ships Optional 
    Trophy Level - Bronze	
    Description - Survive 7 Minutes Without Dying - Endless mode
    DLC Required - Solo pack
    I was actually surprised at how hard this is for a bronze trophy, should have 
    been silver, in my opinion. Before I start this I should clarify that to get 
    this trophy you need to last 7 minutes on ONE life, not 7 minutes until game 
    over. Thankfully, this mode is very generous with bombs, however that doesnít 
    mean you should be using them freely. You need to save these bombs for when 
    you ABSOLUTLY NEED them. As in - itís use a bomb or death. On particular phase
    of this mode - where an insane amount of red triangle enemies pour down from 
    the sky is a part where youíll NEED bombs to survive, because the enemies 
    basically cover the screen to the point where itís almost impossible to move
    safely. This mode adds something new to the game - Nukes. Nukes are those 
    large red pyramid type "enemies." They donít move, or attack, but if you hit 
    them enough theyíll explode and kill everything in the level, except you. 
    These can save your ass when things get ugly, be sure to save them for when 
    things get really bad. The best way to set one off is boosting through it -
    itíll explode automatically. Keep that in mind. This trophy is partly trail
    and error, so keep trying and youíll get it eventually. 
    Close Encounters 
    Trophy Level - Bronze
    Description -Survive 45 Seconds Without Shooting or Using Bombs - Survival mode
    DLC Required - Solo Pack 
    A pretty simple one. This mode introduces "Time tokens" instead of the normal
    "Point tokens," which add a small amount to how long you "lasted" in this
    level. Unfortunately these do you no good for this trophy because you need to
    get 45 real time seconds to get it. Use boosts a lot for the precious few 
    seconds of invincibility. After a few tries you should get it. Remember DON'T 
    shoot or use bombs! Boost is your only method of defence or offence!
    Late Boomer 
    Trophy Level - Silver	
    Description - Get 15 Bombs - Bomber mode
    DLC Required - Solo pack
    This, in my opinion, is the hardest trophy in the game. It 100% should have 
    been a gold trophy, but it isnít. Anyway, the best tactics I have are - Follow 
    the first bomb ship around, dodging any rocks that fly by you until the first 
    red bombs fall, dodging the bombs as best you can, if youíre lucky theyíll hit
    the ship and you can pick up 1 - 2 more bombs, if they donít, donít sweat it
    we arenít relying on that. Shortly after this another bomb ship with come 
    down, if itís right by the other ship, use a bomb to release all 4 of the 
    bombs at once, giving you a total of 13. If the red bombs from earlier got
    both of the bombs off the first ship, just blow up the 2nd by itself. Now,
    hereís where it gets tricky. Soon, a ring of those enemies that form the 
    walls in this level will try to trap you, your instinct may be to dodge it,
    but let it trap you. Itíll give you minimal rocks to worry about dodging, 
    and the next batch of red bombs will break you free right around the time 
    the next ship appears. Go blow up that ship for a total of 14 bombs. Now, 
    soon another, smaller ring of wall enemies will try and trap you. Find the 
    area with the least rocks flying around and let the ring trap you there. Now
    just wait for the next bomb ship - Boom - collect the bombs, and there you go,
    15 bombs.  There really is no way to do this consistently, as itís very
    based on luck, but you just have to keep trying, and if you start getting mad,
    stop playing, you wonít be able to focus enough, I know I had to put down 
    the controller a couple of times during this.
    Shock and Awe 
    Trophy Level - Silver	
    Description - Destroy 10 Nukes - Endless mode
    DLC Required - Solo pack
    This was the second hardest trophy in the game for me, next to "you know who"
    right above this one. Using the same tactics as the "Extra Ships Optional"
    trophy works here, with one big change - destroy the nuke as soon as they 
    come up. As soon as you find nuke, just use it, donít save it. Again, save 
    your bombs for situations that you NEED them in. This trophy is a lot of trail
    and error too, so just keep at it and try your best.
    From Gamefaqs user "flamzeman":
    The easiest way to get this is to understand how to get the nukes to come down
    There are green spiky things that come down with numbers that count down 
    from 3 to 0. On the first nuke you only need to get one of them down to
    0 and the nuke will show up - generally on the other side of the planet.
    Next time you have to get 2 of them to count down (enemies / rocks / etc. 
    can blow them up too). They appear on opposides of the planet. Once you have
    one counted down, go to the opposite and then get that one. After that nuke,
    all the rest only requiring taking 3 of the countdown timers down to 0, 
    and a few seconds later - voila - a nuke appears.
    Forget about killing things, getting points, etc. Getting bombs is always 
    helpful, but your focus should be on getting the countdown timers to get the 
    Brothers in Arms 
    Trophy Level - Gold	
    Description - Get 3 Minutes of Continuous Co-Op Weapon Boost on Segomo 
    - Split Screen Co-op 
    DLC Required - Split screen co-op pack
    For a gold trophy, this is damn easy. Also note you have to be playing split 
    screen co-op for this, not standard co-op. Anyway to get "weapon boost" you 
    have to have both ships close enough to each other to see that coloured energy
    between you two. So start up a game on Segomo, and just stay close to each
    other for 3 minutes without dying. Easy as pie. Note that you can only select 
    planets in this mode you've already unlocked in single player, or you'll have
    to go through other levels as well in co-op, which you may or may not want to 
    Contact info:
    You can contact me at trav276@hotmail.com if you have any questions, tips, 
    or info to contribute to this FAQ. Put "Super Stardust HD FAQ" in the subject 
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    Copyright 2008 Travis Cummings