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    Achievement Guide by condemnedj

    Updated: 09/23/09 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    The King of Fighters XII Achievement Guide
    By J Stephen Chen (AKA Condemned J), condemned@live.com
    
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    This document Copyright 2009, J Stephen Chen. This guide may
    not be used, sold or distributed in any way or in any other
    location on the internet without my expressed written
    permission. The following websites have permission to host my
    guide:
    
    - Gamefaqs.com
    
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    Table of Contents:
    
    A. Introduction
    B. Update History
    C. Offline Achievements
    D. Online Achievements
    E. Secret Online Achievements
    F. Secret Offline Achievements
    
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    A. Introduction
    
    Welcome to my achievement guide for The King of Fighters XII.
    The purpose of this little document is to help you get all the
    achievements quickest way possible. Sad to say, for this game
    there is no easy way, especially the online achievements. But
    the game is fun to play so you really should play it online.
    
    This guide is broken into fours parts: offline achievements,
    online achievements, secret online achievements, and secret
    offline achievements.
    
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    C. Offline Achievements
    
    1. Striker 10 - Execute a counter-attack at least 10 times in
    Versus Mode or Online Mode. 
    Easy to do in versus mode against the CPU. Just keep mashing
    the heavy punch button while you are close to your opponent.
    You will know when you scored a counter attack when your
    opponent flashes white and make a 360 degree turn. You can
    probably score 6-8 of these per match if you are using a quick
    character. If you are using a slow character then you would get
    less per match. I would not recommend you trying to get this
    online since going up against a real person and keep mashing
    heavy punch would likely get you killed.
    
    2. Sniper 20 - Execute a counter-attack at least 30 times in
    Versus Mode or Online Mode. 
    See Striker.
    
    3. Razor Edge 30 - Execute a counter-attack at least 50 times
    in Versus Mode or Online Mode. 
    See Striker.
    
    4. Bull Fighter 15 - Inflict critical counter-attack damage at
    least 10 times in Versus Mode or Online Mode.
    This is another achievement you can get online or offline but I
    would recommend offline since I do not want you to lose when you
    are preoccupied by trying to inflict one of these. Basically go
    into versus mode and pick a fast character. Keep fighting until
    that green bar under your health fully fills up. Now go up close
    to your opponent and mash heavy punch until you get a loud bang
    and freeze screen. When that happens, donít stop attacking and
    you shall score an awesome combo. Do this 10 times and the
    achievement is yours.
    
    5. Slow Starter 10 - Try to clear Arcade Mode within 10 minutes. 
    Really easy to do. You can pick anybody. But if you are having
    trouble, pick Duo Lon. Jump towards you opponent and keep
    mashing heavy punch. You should get a 4-5 hit combo. This
    move alone with get you this achievement.
    
    6. Speedster 20 - Try to clear Arcade Mode within 8 minutes. 
    See Slow Starter.
    
    7. Cannonball 30 - Try to clear Arcade Mode within 6 minutes.
    If you are having trouble with this one, you need to use the
    tactics in Slow Starter, and you need to pull off Duo Lonís
    super everytime it fills. Input 2x quarter circle forward +
    heavy punch. That will allow you to kill you opponent quicker.
    
    8. Lightning 40 - Try to clear Arcade Mode within 4 minutes. 
    Not easy to do. All I can see is practice, practice, practice.
    Or you can go on YouTube to try to emulate one of the videos.
    
    9. Speed King 50 - Try to clear Arcade Mode in under 3 minutes
    and 30 seconds.
    See. Lightning.
    
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    D. Online Achievements
    
        
    1. Warrior 10 - Win 5 or more battles in Online Mode. 
    Self explanatory.
    
    2. Gladiator 20 - Win 25 or more battles in Online Mode. 
    Self explanatory.
    
    3.  Hero 30 - Win 50 or more battles in Online Mode. 
    Self explanatory.
    
    4. Legend 50 - Win 100 or more battles in Online Mode. 
    Self explanatory.
    
    5. Rookie 10 - Compete in 10 or more battles in Online Mode. 
    Self explanatory.
    
    6. Veteran 20 - Compete in 30 or more battles in Online Mode. 
    Self explanatory.
    
    7. Champ 30 - Compete in 100 or more battles in Online Mode. 
    Self explanatory.
    
    8.  Master 50 - Compete in 300 or more battles in Online Mode.
    Self explanatory.
    
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    E. Secret Online Achievements
    
    For the following 9 achievements, you do not need to win. You
    just have to keep on playing.
    
    1. RANK F 10  
    2. RANK E 15  
    3. RANK D 20  
    4. RANK C 25  
    5. RANK B 30  
    6. RANK A 35  
    7. RANK S 40  
    8. RANK SS 45  
    9. RANK SSS 50  
    
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    F. Secret Offline Achievements
    
    1. Scion of the Flame 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Kyo Kusanagi. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    
    2. Psychic-Powered Idol 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade
    Mode using Athena Asamiya. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    3. Out-of-control Tank 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade
    Mode using Raiden. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    4. Strongest Tiger 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Robert Garcia. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    5. Legendary Wolf 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Terry Bogard. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    6. One-Man Army 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Ralf Jones. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    7. Tough & Cool 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Clark Still. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    8. Shooting Star 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Benimaru Nikaido. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    9. Crown Jewel of Taekwondo 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade
    Mode using Kim. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with this character.
    
    10. Human Weapon 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using
    Andy Bogard. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    11. Shanghai's God of War 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Shen Woo. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    12. Unbridled Instinct 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Iori Yagami. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    13 Rising Storm 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using
    Goro Daimon. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    14 Silent Soldier 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using
    Leona Heidern. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    15. Invincible Dragon 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Ryo Sakazaki. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    16. Drunken Fist Master 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Chin Gentsai. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    17. Young Rising Dragon 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Sie Kensou. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    18. Silent Assassin 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using
    Duo Lon. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    19. Young Champ of Muay Thai 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade
    Mode using Joe Higashi. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    20. Conductorof Brilliance 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode
    using Elisabeth Branctorche. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    21. Cruel Beauty 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using
    Mature. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    22. Sneering Blaze 10 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using
    Ash Crimson. 
    Took me a while to get this one. Basically just keep playing Arcade
    mode with this character.
    
    23. King of Fighters 50 - KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using
    all of the characters. 
    Took me a long while to get this one. Basically just keep playing
    Arcade mode with EVERY character. IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to beat
    the CPU. You cannot play against a second controller. Or the
    achievement would not unlock. So make sure no one ever press start
    on the second controller while you are playing Arcade.
    
    24. Conqueror 15 - Cleared Arcade Mode without using CONTINUE.
    Donít use any continues. Set CPU to Easy. Use characters you are
    familiar with.
    
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