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    Achievement Guide by OmegaMustard

    Version: Final | Updated: 06/18/09 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    GAME: Guitar Hero Smash Hits
    By: Kenneth Stubbs (OmegaMustard)
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    Contents
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    I. The Achievements
    A. The Greatest Journey In History
    B. You Cannot Beat Me
    C. Jaw Dropper
    D. You Should Be Afraid
    E. One For All
    F. Rocker's Guide To Godhood 
    G. The Greatest Crew
    H. Golden Fingers
    I. Play With Me
    J. Low-Pitched King
    K. Thunder Kissing
    L. Craving For More
    M. I Wanna Rock
    N. Rock Legends
    O. Promising Diva
    P. Cowboys From Hell
    Q. Band Leader
    R. Unyielding
    S. Wondrous Strummer
    T. Bark At The Moon
    U. Unnoticed Presence
    V. The One Man Band
    W. War Apparatus
    X. Master Craftsman
    Y. Artist On The Rise
    Z. Masterpiece
    AA.Mooned
    AB.There's Hope!
    AC.Clash Of The Titans
    AD.Ink And Blood
    AE.Glory to the Daring
    AF.Face To Face 
    AG.Killing In The Name
    AH.Rock Veteran
    AI.Amazing Rockstar
    AJ.Smoking!!!
    AK.Deadzone
    
    Secret Achievements
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    AL.Cyborg
    AM.Inhuman
    AN.Golden Voice
    AO.Lightning Speed!
    AP.That was Close!
    AQ.8th Wonder
    AR.Bloody Feet
    AS.Open Minded Strummer
    AT.Rising Star
    AU.You Play It Well
    AV.Raining Notes
    AW.Hail The Reverend
    AX.Free As A Band
    
    
    II.  Closing Statements
    
    
    
    I. The Achievements
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    Guitar Hero Smash Hits currently has 50 Achievements worth a total of 
    1000 Gamerscore points.  Most of the achievements are pretty simple but
    a few are really only obtainable by guitar hero legends.
    
    
    A. The Greatest Journey In History
      - Complete a song in every venue. 10G
      - You will unlock this as soon as you complete career or unlock all
        tiers of songs and then play Quebec on a already completed song.
    
    
    B. You Cannot Beat Me 
      - Win an online Pro Face-Off match by 25,000 points or more. 20G
      - Must play a Pro Face off and win by at least that many points. Can
        be private, player, ranked and doesn't matter the difficulty.
    
    
    C. Jaw Dropper
      - Win an online Face-Off match by 25,000 points or more. 20G
      - Must play a Face off and win by at least that many points. Can
        be private, player, ranked and doesn't matter the difficulty.
    
    
    D. You Should Be Afraid
      - Win an online Face-Off match. 10G
      - Just win a Face-off against another player. Can be private, player
        or ranked.  Doesn't matter what difficulty.
    
    
    E. One For All
      - Complete a song in a Band (4 players).  20G
      - This can be done locally or online in Band quickplay. Must have all
        4 members.  Guitar, Bass, Vocals and Drums.  Doesn't matter what
        difficulty.
    
    
    F. Rocker's Guide To Godhood 
      - Complete the Career Tutorial.  5G
      - You must complete all tutorials. The guitar, bass, vocals and drums
        tutorials.  Must have Official Guitar Hero drums for drum tutorials.
    
    
    G. The Greatest Crew
      - Complete a song with all Band members on Expert (4 player Band).  20G
      - All 4 members must be on expert.  Can be locally or in band quickplay
        online.  Easiest song is gotta be either Hit Me With Your Best Shot or
        I Love Rock N Roll.  
        
    
    H. Golden Fingers
      - Perform as the Guitarist. 5G
      - Any song will do just complete one as guitarist.
    
    
    I. Play With Me
      - Play 20 online matches.  20G
      - Doesn't matter the match type.  Just play online for 20 songs and this
        is yours.
    
    
    J. Low-Pitched King
      - Complete the Career as the Bassist. 30G
      - Must complete all tiers of songs to unlock this.  Through The Fire and
        Flames is the last song in the career.  Doesn't matter what difficulty.
        There are a total of 48 songs in the career.
    
    
    K. Thunder Kissing
      - Trigger Star Power simultaneously (4 player Band).  10G
      - All 4 members of the band must trigger star power at the same time.
        Can be done locally or online.
    
    
    L. Craving For More
      - Download a song from GHTunes(SM).  5G
      - This is under the Music Studio.  Just download any song off the list.
    
    
    M. I Wanna Rock
      - Complete a song with any instrument on any difficulty in local 
        Quickplay or Career.  5G
      - This is a given.  Just complete your first song and it is yours.
    
    
    N. Rock Legends
      - Complete the Career in a Band (2-4 players). 30G
      - Can only be done locally.  Must have at least 2 member. Doesn't
        matter the combination.  Just complete all tiers of songs on any
        difficulty.
    
    
    O. Promising Diva
      - Perform as the Vocalist.  5G
      - Complete one song as a vocalist.  Doesn't matter what difficulty.
    
    
    P. Cowboys From Hell
      - Get 100% on a song as a Band (4 players).  25G
      - This can be done locally or online in Band Quickplay. It doesn't
        matter what difficulty but I would recommend either Beginner or
        Easy.  I Love Rock And Roll is really short and easy.
    
    
    Q. Band Leader
      - Score the highest individual score in a 4 player Band.  10G
      - This can be done locally or online in Band quickplay.  Easiest
        way to do it is to hook up all the instruments to your xbox and
        put them all on beginner but what you are playing and then just
        hit all notes on your instrument.
    
    
    R. Unyielding
      - Complete the Career as the Drummer.  30G
      - There are a total of 48 songs.  Must complete all to finish the
        career.  Through The Fire and Flames is the last song.  Doesn't
        matter what difficulty you complete the career on.
    
    
    S. Wondrous Strummer 
      - Complete the Career as the Guitarist.  30G
      - There are a total of 48 songs.  Must complete all to finish the
        career.  Through The Fire and Flames is the last song.  Doesn't
        matter what difficulty you complete the career on.
    
    
    T. Bark At The Moon
      - Complete the Career as the Vocalist.  30G
      - There are a total of 48 songs.  Must complete all to finish the
        career.  Through The Fire and Flames is the last song.  Doesn't
        matter what difficulty you complete the career on.
    
    
    U. Unnoticed Presence
      - Perform as the Bassist.  5G
      - Just complete any song as the bassist.
    
    
    V. The One Man Band
      - Complete all four instrument Careers on any difficulty.  35G
      - There are a total of 48 songs per career.  So that is a total
        of 192 songs if you play them all just once.  Must be done on
        the same save file or the achievement will not unlock.
    
    
    W. War Apparatus
      - Complete a song on Expert + (Drums only).  25G
      - Songs with a skull and crossbones symbol next to them are
        Expert + songs.  Probably the easiest song is Shout At The Devil.
    
    
    X. Master Craftsman
      - Create a new custom instrument.  5G
      - You do this under the create a character menu.  You can mess with
        all the creation tools.  Just save the instrument after your done
        for this.
    
    
    Y. Artist On The Rise
      - Create a new custom Band logo.  10G
      - You can create a logo on the options menu. Save for the achievement.
    
    
    Z. Masterpiece 
      - Create a new custom rocker.  5G
      - YOu can create your rocker however you want, just save to get the
        achievement.  This is accessed on the character select screen.
        Choose the question mark box to create them.
    
    
    AA.Mooned
      - Perform as the Drummer.  5G
      - Just play any song as the drummer.
    
    
    AB.There's Hope!
      - Recover from a poor performance.  10G
      - You must go into red on the rock meter and then come out of it and
        finish the song.
    
    
    AC.Clash Of The Titans
      - Win a Band vs. Band match (8 players).   15G
      - This is online only.  Doesn't matter what difficulty. JUst click
        Band V Band and win the match against another band for the
        achievement.  A cheap tactic is, most players play on expert and
        are usually pretty good.  Put your difficulty down to something
        you know you can 100 percent and your points will be higher than
        theirs.  The point system is supposed to be balanced but is not.
    
    
    AD.Ink And Blood
      - Create a custom tattoo.  5G
      - This is done while creating a character. The achievement unlocks
        after you save the design.
    
    
    AE.Glory to the Daring
      - Play a song in the Atlantis venue. 10G
      - This is the second to the last venue in career.  You can get it
        that way or play with someone online with it unlocked.
    
    
    AF.Face To Face
      - Win an online Pro Face-Off match.  10G
      - Just win a Pro Face-off against another player. Can be private, 
        player or ranked.  Doesn't matter what difficulty.
    
    
    AG.Killing In The Name
      - Win 50 online matches.  45G
      - This can be done in Pro Face-off, Face-off, Battle or Band V Band.
        Fastest way to do it is to go into battle and trade off wins with
        a friend in battle mode.
    
    
    AH.Rock Veteran
      - Play 150 songs throughout your entire Career.    20G
      - You will get this while completing all careers or you can just
        keep playing songs over and over.  Your choice really.
    
    
    AI.Amazing Rockstar
      - Complete single player Expert Career on all instruments.  100G
      - This is going to be pretty tough since you must complete all
        songs to complete a career.  There are a total of 50 songs per
        career and they are balanced where the hardest songs for the
        instrument are in the last tier.  Through The Fire and Flames
        is always last though.  All I can say is good luck and a lot
        of practice.  For people that play guitar, get good at hammer
        ons and pull offs.  That way you can pass the killer shreds.
        Bass players, you might want to get the wierd patterns of open
        notes with button notes inbetween down.  Maybe a little bit on
        Hammer-ons and pull offs.  Up-Down strumming is a must for 
        both guitar and bass.  Vocals, get good at your pitches. Drums,
        nothing I can say for drums but learn rhythm if you don't already
        have it.  Get ready for some crazy patterns and just be glad it
        isn't demanding you to do Expert+.
      - It has been confirmed that you can get this by just beating the last
        song in each career on expert.  You can beat all other songs on any
        difficulty but Through The Fire and Flames must be beaten on expert. 
    
    
    AJ.Smoking!!!
      - Complete the song Smoke On The Water as the Vocalist.  10G
      - This can be done on any difficulty.  If you want to get it easy,
        just put the difficulty on beginner and put the mic up to something
        with constand noise like a fan or a speaker.
    
    
    AK.Deadzone
      - Fail a song with available Star Power in single player.  10G
      - Easiest way to get this is just to obtain star power and then
        up-down strum yourself to death until you lose.
    
    
    
    Secret Achievements
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    AL.Cyborg
      - You got a 100 note streak in the song Through The Fire And 
        Flames on Hard or higher as the Drummer. 45G
      - This I would recommend on hard.  You are going to need to
        get your drums rolls down.  That is a must for this song.
        You can also get this in Pro Face off online or offline.
    
    
    AM.Inhuman
      - You scored 5 stars in a song on Expert with Lars Umlaut 
        in single player. 10G
      - This can be done on any song on any difficulty.  Pick Lars, the
        gnome looking guy with white and black make-up on. Then just
        5 star any song.
    
    
    AN.Golden Voice
      - You scored 95% or more on the song Killer Queen as the 
        Vocalist (Expert). 35G
      - This song has a really weird vocal pattern. A lot of Low and
        and high pitches involved. Going to take a bit of practice to
        to get it down.  An easy trick for this achievement is to match
        up the track with this video and put your mic next to a loud
        computer speaker and have them play together.  Cheap but it does
        work.
    
      - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zab7L1Sk69k&feature=player_embedded
    
    
    AO.Lightning Speed!
      - You completed the song YYZ with 5 stars on Expert Bass. 25G
      - This is one of the hardest songs on Bass. It is almost like
        playing guitar because the whole song is made up of hammer-ons
        and pull-offs. It is called lightning speed because you do have
        to be really fast to hit all the notes to get a high enough score
        for 5 stars.  Your goal is 170,000 points.
    
      - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5XhBeae7Vc&feature=player_embedded
    
    
    AP.That was Close!
      - You won a song with the rock meter in red. 10G
      - You can do this on any song, just get to the end of a song and
        strum Up-Down really fast to put yourself in red and then let the
        song end.
    
    
    AQ.8th Wonder
      - You completed the song Through The Fire And Flames with 
        4 stars or more as the Guitarist on Expert. 35G
      - If you are a veteran at Guitar Hero 3 this may be a breeze for you
        because the song has been actually made easier.  Replacing the hard
        hammer-on/pull-off section with finger tap notes, no strum necessary.
        This must be done on expert as just Guitar playing.  Your goal score
        is 402,000 for 4 stars.  562,000 for 5 stars.
    
      - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96X9qd0sZsg&feature=player_embedded
    
    
    AR.Bloody Feet
      - You completed the song Raining Blood with 5 stars as the 
        Drummer on Expert+. 35G
      - This song is completely insane on Expert+ drums.  I hope you have the
        double bass pedal and are really good with it.  Your goal for 5 stars
        is 345,000 points.
    
    
    AS.Open Minded Strummer
      - You hit all Open Strum notes in the song Laid To Rest as the 
        Bassist. 10G
      - This can only be done on expert.  The song has a lot of open strum
        notes in it.  Might have to practice the song a few times before
        attempting it.
    
    
    AT.Rising Star
      - You completed 100% on any song on Expert in single player. 20G
      - This can be done on any instrument. Easiest way to get this is to
        grab a mic, put it in front of a fan so there is constant noise
        running through it and then pick Laid To Rest or Raining Blood on
        expert.  The songs are all talky type songs so it makes this a 
        breeze to get.
    
    
    AU.You Play It Well
      - You perfectly played the Let's Play! section in the song 
        Play With Me as a lead Guitarist on Expert. 35G
      - You can find this part of the song by playing in practice mode.
        For me to explain where it is at, it is near the middle of the
        song.  The part starts with a finger tap shred back and forth.
    
      - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uISHPxsc50&feature=player_embedded
    
    
    AV.Raining Notes
      - You perfectly played the First Blood section of the song 
        Raining Blood as the Guitarist on Expert. 35G
      - This was originally the Mosh in Guitar Hero 3.  Guess they
        decided to change the name since the notes have been changed.
        This part come up right after the galloping green notes. It is
        a long shred of Orange to green with random green notes threw
        here and there.  Will take a lot of practice to get down.
    
      - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWBWZPAH7s&feature=player_embedded
    
    
    AW.Hail The Reverend
      - Get 5 stars on the song Beast And The Harlot as the Drummer
        on Expert without using Star Power. 10G
      - This can be done on both Expert and Expert+. You can't use
        star power either way though.  The song is really hard on drums.
        Your goal for Expert is 500,680
        Your goal for Expert+ is 583,000.
      - If you are using the Rock Band Drums, do not hit the last note of
        the song.  It will trigger star power and keep you from getting the
        achievement.
    
    
    AX.Free As A Band
      - You scored 2,000,000 points on Free Bird as a Band. 35G
      - It is possible to get over 3,000,000 points on this song if everyone
        is on expert and playing really well.  I did it earlier with guitar,
        bass and vocals on expert and drums on hard.  I guess if you can do
        the song really well and use star power at the right times.  You can
        maybe even score 2 million on lower difficulties.
    
      - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp10190Oi-M&feature=player_embedded
    
    
    
    II.   Closing Statements
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