I, AI Trophy Guide

Game: I, AI
Peripherals: –
Time to platinum: 6-8 hours
Difficulty: 2/10
Missable trophies: None.
Trophies: 1 , 8 , 9 , 3
Author: Matt Knight

Welcome to the trophy guide for I, AI. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Stage 1 – Get to Level 20.


In settings set the game difficulty to Easy.
Optional: Turn on auto fire (will need to turn it off for the Ram trophy so you do not shoot at enemies).

The main aim here is to complete the game, by completing all 20 missions, and to get the misc trophies out the way. To complete a mission you have to kill as many enemies as you can while collecting the blue chips they drop, then kill the boss at the end of the mission. The Blue Chips are the in game currency that is used to upgrade your ship via the hangar, accessed by pressing L1 in between missions.
You will notice a difficulty spike around Level 10, so replay Level 4 over and over which gives 2500 – 2700 Blue Chips each run, to upgrade weapons, especially rockets, main beam and the resurrection ability. Upgrading the Armor and the Resurrection ability will help with the ram trophy.

Powers/abilities tied to trophies are:
Mines.
Ray.
Resurrection.

Stage 2 – Upgrade all systems.


It is now all about grinding the blue chips so you can upgrade all systems to maximum. Replaying the later levels is recommended. Especially levels 19 and 20 (Press options to skip the end game cutscene), Level 19 is easier to achieve a bonus at the end. You should have your powers upgraded at least a few times, so just spam them on the boss to kill it quickly, especially the ray and energy bomb.

Trophies


I, AI Platinum
Good job! Completed all tasks!

Congrats on the plat, and thanks for looking at our guides.


Exterminator
Destroy 5000 Enemies.

This will come naturally during gameplay, especially while grinding Blue Chips to be able to upgrade all systems.


Eradicator
Destroy 10,000 Enemies.

This will come naturally during gameplay, especially while grinding blue chips to be able to upgrade all systems.


Slalom
Complete the level without hitting a single enemy shell.

This trophy refers to not crashing into an enemy with your ship. Play an easy level like mission 2 once you have upgraded a few times, recommended upgrades are rockets and main the weapon. Strafe left and right to wipe out any grouped enemies quickly, the rockets will take out any enemies you have missed, but concentrate on dodging as much as possible. It is ok to get shot, but do not crash into them.


And you are a toughie!
Finish the level at the maximum level of the armor.

Play an easy level like mission 2 once you have upgraded a few times, recommended upgrades are rockets and main weapon. You will start mission 2 with level 10 armor, finishing the level without getting hit will get you this trophy. Strafe left and right to wipe out any grouped enemies quickly, the rockets will take out any enemies you have missed. Do not get hit or crash into any enemies.


Sapper
Put 25 mines at a time.

Once you have upgraded the mines power up to its fullest, spam the X button to place 25 mines all at once for this trophy.

Spam X once the mines are fully upgraded to release 25 mines at one time.

Professional mechanic
Upgrade all systems to the maximum.

This will be your last trophy before the platinum. Replay missions 19 and 20 (Press options to skip cutscene). Level 19 is easier to achieve a bonus at the end but these 2 levels give the most blue chips. Upgrade your weapons first, especially main beam and rockets. Armor and ray beam, energy bomb and mines will also help you survive and kill the bosses easily. See the screenshot below for how many times each item needs upgrading.

All items fully upgraded.

Victory!
Complete the whole game.

This trophy will pop once you have completed Mission 20. You will need to replay levels in order to upgrade your ship to make getting through the Missions easier. You will notice a difficulty spike around level 10, so replay Level 4 over and over (gives 2500 – 2700 each run) upgrade your weapons and the Resurrection ability, effectively giving you and extra life or two, making completing the Missions far easier.

Screenshot of the full mission map.

Rich
Accumulate 10,000 chips.

This trophy will come naturally during the gameplay and especially during the grind for blue chips as you will need far more than required for this trophy. It is ok to spend the chips as you get them, this does not have to be a total at one time in your bank.


Destroyer
Destroy 1000 enemies.

This trophy will pop during Mission 4 if you have killed 100% of the enemies so far on the previous levels, regardless, you will encounter many more enemies so this trophy will pop naturally.


Clearing
Shoot down 500 asteroids.

This trophy will come naturally during the gameplay and especially during the grind for blue chips. Asteroids are often found at the sides of the screen, only taking a few bullets to destroy.


Do not bother me!
Destroy 10 asteroids in a row.

Easily done a the start of Mission 3, shoot the asteroids, they only take a few bullets to destroy. There are many levels with groups of asteroids, often found at the edges of the screen.

Screenshot of asteroids.

First victory
Win in the first battle against the boss

Kill the boss at the end of mission 2. This is the first boss you will meet, recognized by the red health bar. Dodge any projectiles and constantly shoot at it to kill it.


Lord of the light
Destroy 10 enemies with an energy beam in one shot

Once you have purchased the ray from the hangar (press L1 in between missions), start mission 5 and press triangle to use it on the first group of enemies you see to get this trophy easily.

Press Triangle at the start of Mission 5 to kill 10 enemies with the ray.

Why do i need guns?
Ram 100 enemies

Stop shooting and just simply crash into the enemies. Easily done on some of the earlier levels. Upgrading your armor and the resurrection ability is recommended, this way you will survive for longer and respawn.


Novice mechanic
Make a system update

After the 2nd mission, press L1 to go to the hangar and press X on an item you have enough Blue chips for e.g. armor being the cheapest at 250. Once the choice is made the trophy will pop. It is recommended to focus on upgrading your weapons first and the resurrection ability.

Buying your first upgrade will pop this trophy.

The beginning of the way
Complete the first mission

Complete the 1st mission by making the way up the screen, using the Left analogue stick to avoid all electric and fire until you reach the ship.


Thrice Heroic Death
Die 3 times in a row in a battle with the boss

Die 3 times during a boss fight, the bosses are the ones with a red health bar found at the end of the levels. The first boss you encounter is at the end of level 2. In order to be able to die 3 times you have to upgrade the resurrection power up to full by collecting blue crystals and upgrading it in the hanger, (press L1 in-between missions). Once you have the resurrection upgraded to maximum, reach a boss and allow it to kill you 3 times for the trophy to pop.


First ray of light
Shoot the enemies with the energy of the system “Energy Beam”

Purchase the Ray power up, then in game press triangle to use it on some enemies for the trophy to pop.


Dodger
Die in the first 15 seconds on a mission

Easily done on mission 1, hit the electric to the left as soon as the level starts. You will die instantly and the trophy will pop.

Crash into the electric on the left.

Heroic Death
Die in a battle with the boss

Die during a boss fight, the bosses are the ones with a red health bar found at the end of the levels. The first you encounter is at the end of level 2. If you haven’t already got this trophy naturally then do it at the same time as the Thrice Heroic Death trophy once you have upgraded the Resurrection power up.

Example of a boss.