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                      XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE V. 1.00


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                                  By: neeker
                           Gamertag: Optimus Neeker


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CONTENTS
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1.  Contact Information
2.  Introduction
3.  Achievements 
    - All Growed Up               [MAWAC01]
    - Energize                    [MAWAC02]
    - Time for BBQ                [MAWAC03]
    - Ground and Pound            [MAWAC04]
    - Eye of the Beloofer         [MAWAC05]
    - Hard-Headed                 [MAWAC06]
    - Destroyer of Yums           [MAWAC07]
    - Tastes like Snot            [MAWAC08]
    - That's just Gross           [MAWAC09]
    - Little Planet of Horrors    [MAWAC10]
    - You're Totally Mawesome!    [MAWAC11]
    - Six Meals a Day             [MAWAC12]

Conclusion
Version history
Credits 


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1. CONTACT INFORMATION
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Hi, I'm Lestor Wong. I post on GameFAQ.com/ GameSpot.com by the username 
"neeker". 

Feedback for this document can be directed to lestor underscore wong at yahoo 
dot com. You may check out my other works here:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/52881.html


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2. INTRODUCTION
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The Maw is an action platformer game for the Xbox Live Arcade. It costs 800 
Microsoft Points to purchase. Although it's a short game, it makes up for its 
lack of length by having some interesting puzzle levels. It's not difficult, 
but it shows how a simple concept like walking a pet could turn into something 
so enjoyable. Of course, it also has some easy achievement points to make it 
all the more worth a play.


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3. ACHIEVEMENTS
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Below is a mostly chronological sequence of the achievements. 


ALL GROWED UP (10)                                                   [MAWAC01]
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Description: Help Maw grow for the first time

After the opening scenes, you'll find a leash for Maw. Lead him to the Yums 
ahead for his eating pleasure. As he eats them, a cut-scene will show him 
growing. The achievement will unlock at this point.


ENERGIZE (20)                                                        [MAWAC02]
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Description: With the Bulbous power, electrify at least 50 objects/ creatures

Maw will gain the Bulbous power in the second level. This allows him to 
electrify objects and creatures near him. To make him do it, lead him to the 
object, and stop. He'll do the job automatically. You can unlock this achieve-
ment in the second level itself by electrifying the worms that pop up from 
the ground over and over again. The worms spawn indefinitely, and this 
shouldn't take too long to get.


TIME FOR BBQ (20)                                                    [MAWAC03]
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Description: With the Gastro power, flame at least 150 objects/ creatures

Maw gains the Gastro power in the very first level. However, there may not be 
that many objects to burn to hit 150. Not to worry though, as Maw regains the 
power in the third level. The counter is cumulative, so the objects that you've 
flamed in the first level will add towards the final count. 150 sounds like a 
lot of flaming to do, but it's actually not too difficult. Note that if you 
flame a cluster of trees, the number of trees flamed will be counted (for 
example, five trees). You can also burn Yums before eating them to add towards 
the count. You should get this comfortably in the third level itself without 
much problems.


GROUND AND POUND (20)                                                [MAWAC04]
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Description: With the Puff-Tor power, smash at least 50 objects/ creatures

The Puff-Tor power allows Maw to jump into the air (A), and do a ground pound
(X). This smashes objects below Maw. He gains this power in the fourth level. 
There are more than enough items to smash in the level itself for unlocking 
this achievement. Just keep smashing objects (rocks, trees, etc.) and it 
should unlock soon.


EYES OF THE BELOOFER (20)                                            [MAWAC05]
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Description: With the Loofer power, laser at least 125 objects/ creatures

Maw learns the Loofer power in the fifth level. You get to ride on Maw now, 
and pressing A will send blasts of laser ahead (quite simply the coolest power 
in the game in my opinion), destroying anything that stands in the path. As 
usual, be liberal with the laser and you should get the achievement before 
you complete the level. 


HARD-HEADED (20)                                                     [MAWAC06]
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Description: With the Beetull power, ram at least 50 objects/ creatures

The Beetull power allows Maw to dash and ram into objects like a Beetull. You 
get this power in the seventh level, but it's a little difficult to control 
because Maw tends to dash into another direction even though you may have 
position your camera ahead. Use L to steer Maw as he charges to make things 
easier.

After gaining the power, there are quite a number of scripted dashes through 
the level. Make sure you dash and destroy as many objects in one area before 
you proceed to the next one, because there's no way to go back to a previous 
area unlike other levels. There should be enough objects for you to hit 50. 


DESTROYER OF YUMS (10)                                               [MAWAC07]
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Description: Eat 200 Yums

This achievement is cumulative. You can replay one level over and over again 
while eating Yums, and it'll unlock. Or, you can just play through the game 
and it'll unlock as you progress. Yums are tiny, pinkish creatures that crawl 
around throughout the game.


TASTES LIKE SNOT (10)                                                [MAWAC08]
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Description: Eat 30 Gloobers

Gloobers hide in green shells. In the early levels, you'd need to use B to 
leash onto one, and use A to smash its shell before Maw could eat one. As the 
game progresses, Maw will grow so big that he can eat them without you having 
to first break the shells. 

Gloobers first appear in the third level. You should've eaten enough by the 
sixth or seventh level to unlock this achievement.


THAT'S JUST GROSS (10)                                               [MAWAC09]
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Description: Eat all Snuffles

There's one Snuffle in each of the first seven levels. They're usually hidden, 
and some effort is required to find them. Below are their location.

Level One:    Opposite the fire plants exit. You should see a large rock 
              blocking a path. Leash it away to reveal a hidden path leading to 
              the Snuffle.

Level Two:    Right behind where you start the level, behind the large rock. 
              Come back with an eletrified worms after Maw gains the Bulbous 
              power. Remove the rock, and use the electrified worm to smash 
              the shield protecting the Snuffle.

Level Three:  Behind the fire plants. Simply burn the plants with the Gastro 
              power to proceed.

Level Four:   Sometime into the level, you'll need to use air vents to jump 
              from one plateau to another. The straight path leads to the next 
              area, while the left path leads to the Snuffle. Smash the Snuffle 
              cage with the Puff-Tor power.

Level Five:   In the first open area after Maw gains the Loofer power, hidden 
              behind a piece of downed UFO. 

Level Six:    This is on top of one of the platforms. You can get this after 
              having the Puff-Tor power. There's a hidden air vent underneath 
              a rock. Blast the rock to reveal the vent, and use it to float 
              up to said platform to find the Snuffle.

Level Seven:  You get this very late into the level. Towards the end, you'll 
              come to an area with some erected structures. Ram the middle one 
              with the Beetull power to make the Snuffle drop to the ground.


LITTLE PLANET OF HORRORS (20)                                        [MAWAC10]
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Description: Get 100% Eaten on all Levels

Use a walkthrough to find all the creatures to eat. The breakdown for each 
level below.

Level One:    45 Creatures
Level Two:    38 Creatures
Level Three:  34 Creatures
Level Four:   48 Creatures
Level Five:   92 Creatures
Level Six:    30 Creatures
Level Seven:  52 Creatures


Snuffles are NOT REQUIRED to get this achievement.


YOU'RE TOTALLY MAWESOME (20)                                         [MAWAC11]
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Description: Complete the Game

As mentioned, complete the game for this. The final level is some sort of a 
boss fight. Maw is chained by eight UFOs. With ships flying around, press B 
to hijack one, and fly above these UFOs. Press A to land bombs on them. 
Destroy all eight and you'll complete the game. If your ship is destroyed, you 
can continue with another ship. You've unlimited attempts to do this, so take 
your time and you should be fine.


SIX MEALS A DAY (20)                                                 [MAWAC12]
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Description: Play during Maw's six meal times - Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 
Dunch, Dinner, and Midnight Feast

This is unlocked by playing The Maw at the following time slots: 

8:00  am  [  ]
10:00 am  [  ]
12:00 pm  [  ]
4:00  pm  [  ]
6:00  pm  [  ]
12:00 am  [  ]

The achievement will unlock as long as you play within the hour of these slots. 
For example, 8:15am, 10:30am, etc. Make sure you quit the game properly so 
that the game will save your progress.

You can get this offline by going to your dashboard -> System -> Clock to 
change the time on your console. Load a level after you change the time, and 
quit right away to save. Repeat for all time slots for an easy achievement. 

The achievement will unlock immediately after you load the level at the last 
time slot.


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CONCLUSION
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I consider the guide complete at this point in time. I hope it's a good help 
for people who're stuck, and a good read for those who just wanted to read 
something. Feedback/ better ways to do achievements are welcomed at the usual 
email address. 


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VERSION HISTORY
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Version 1.00: Guide completed (2/4).


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CREDITS
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Twisted Pixel
ASCII Generator (@ http://www.network-science.de/ascii/)


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CONTRIBUTION
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