Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Trophy Guide

Game: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Peripherals: –
Time to 100%: 20-30 hours
Difficulty: 6/10
Missable trophies: None (Chapter select)
Author: Knoef_NL

Welcome to the trophy guide for Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. 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 – 3 playthroughs


It’s advised to do 3 playthroughs of the game. The first one will be on “Jack” or Samurai. Once done, you’ll have a bunch of upgrades and knowledge of the game. Now do a playthrough on “Master Samurai” mode. Doing the second playthrough will allow you to clean up any collectibles and farm up enough resources to fully upgrade the skill tree.

The third and final playthrough is on “Master of Masters” Difficulty, which unlocks after beating all levels on “Master Samurai”. The “Master of Masters” isn’t for the weak and will provide a real challenge. The early levels are do-able, but the following levels are tough.

Stage 2 – Unlock all items


There are 3 trophies related to finding stuff;
1) Find all Weapons
2) Find all Items
3) Destroy all collectibles

Weapons can be stolen from enemies with the fist equipped. Make sure you have unlocked the “Throw” ability in the Physical skill tree. 99% of the weapons can be found, bought or stolen from enemies. There are 3 rare weapons:

Cave of the Ancient:
Great Samurai Warrior’s Sword
In the open area (2D) with firetraps spitting from the wall. Take the path down the right hallway, there is a breakable wall you can destroy with an explosive arrow.
Destroy it, then destroy another wall on the floor. Drop down and destroy the statue. Make your way back up, there is a chest.

Ancient King’s Mace
While killing the final boss, he’ll drop on his knees when almost killed. Equip your fist and press R1 to grab him. He’ll die and you’ll take away his weapon. ONLY WORKS WITH FISTS EQUIPPED.

Aku City
Josephine’s Parasol
At the end of the level, you’ll encounter a girl with a green parasol as a weapon. Weaken her enough and you’ll be able to steal her weapon. ONLY WORKS WITH FISTS EQUIPPED.

Items can be bought in all shops and be found in chests. Keep an eye out for “Prayer Beads” in the shop, as these count as items too. The further you progress, the more become available at the merchant.

All collectibles are listed within the “Pack Rat” trophy.

Trophies


 Back to the Past
Fulfill all in-game accomplishments 


 Tattered and Torn
Finish a stage with under 10% health

Can be easily done on the first level on the easiest (Jack) difficulty. Just let the Scotsman hit you. When you are almost dead, active the Kiai attack and you’ll one-shot the Scotsman.


 My Mission is Righteous
Complete all stages on Master of Masters difficulty

Master of Masters difficulty is unlocked after beating the game on “Master Samurai”. You’ll need to beat all levels on that difficulty.

Before you attempt it:
– Fully upgrade all skills
– Always buy potions/revives
– Have plenty ranged weapons
– Parrying at the perfect time will give you a huge advantage


 Big Bank Takes Little Bank
Collect 100,000 gold

Collect a total of 100.000 gold. Good ways to gain gold are:
1. Kill enemies
2. Destroy crates / Open chests
3. Take away guns with the “Throw” ability. Make sure you have the fists equipped, otherwise it doesn’t work. Sell them once you reach the merchant
4. Sell Jewels
5. Complete levels without using items/dying


 I Have Nothing to Fear
Defeat 1,000 enemies. 

Defeat a total of 1.000 enemies. You should easily hit this number, as 3 playthroughs are required.


 Aku’s Last Stand or Die
Trying
Complete Aku’s Tower on Master of Masters difficulty

Aku’s Tower is the final mission that has you fight against Aku himself.

Before reaching Aku, you’ll need to battle many enemies in order to progress through the tower. It’s best to use your Kiai attack when a lot of enemies have spawned. Killing them will allow you to refill the Kiai charges quickly.  

Upon reaching Aku, you can damage him with any sword or ranged attack. Make sure to dodge his attacks, such as the fireballs and spikes.

Throwing Reapers seems to stagger Aku, allowing a quick and easy victory (Look towards the end of the video)


  Ship of Nightmares or Die Trying
Complete Prison Ship on Master of Masters difficulty 

Before reaching the final boss, you’ll encounter the Lazarus monsters twice (giant garbage/leeches). They can be defeated by using the little bombs found throughout the level.

The final boss is perhaps one of the easiest in the game. He doesn’t deal that much damage, and his attacks can be dodged/parried easily.


 Meet the Family or Die Trying
Complete Snowy Forest on Master of Masters difficulty 

The final part is the fight against the ninja ladies. It’s advised to use your fist, bow + explosive arrows. Having them grouped will allow you to deal damage towards all enemies at once.


 Crooned his last tune, babe or Die Trying
Complete Ruined City on Master of Masters difficulty

Before reaching the final boss, you’ll need to battle a giant stone creature. A giant hammer will do just great against him.

For the final battle, make sure to kill the little creeps, otherwise the boss won’t show up often. Use a combination of sword attacks and your Kiai attack (Hammer) to quickly kill off enemies. A bow will also do great. 


 Pains, Trains and Imakandi or Die Trying
Complete Aku City on Master of Masters difficulty

The final part of Aku city has you fighting against a lady and a bird of some kind. Focus on the bird first, as it deals the most damage. The lady can be pretty much ignored.

Note: You can steal Josephine’s Parasol weapon, by pressing the throw button with your fist equipped.


 Rest in Pieces or Die Trying
Complete Undead Cemetery on Master of Masters difficulty

The level doesn’t change too much between difficulties, although the final boss can be a pain. It will summon enemies the whole fight and you’ll have trouble targeting her. Try the Kiai attack with your fist to quickly kill off mobs. Ranged attacks are a great way to target the boss. When she lands, try to get in a few hits with your fists or sword.


 Answer the Call or Die Trying
Complete Cave Of The Ancient on Master of Masters difficulty 

You’ll need to destroy the ancient king. It’s a giant golem like creature that will deal massive blows. Try to dodge those as much as possible. On the sides little creeps will spawn. Kill those to fill up your Kiai gauge.
Towards the end, use the throw attack to steal his weapon (Ancient King’s Mace)


 Defeat Your Demons or Die Trying
Complete Boon’s Castle on Master of Masters difficulty 

Towards the end you’ll need to face 3 giant beetles.
A spear will deal most damage (given to you before the battle).


 Meet The Scotsman or Die Trying
Complete Aku’s Mines on Master of Masters difficulty

The first area consists of blue caterpillars. A bit further into the stage, when entering the water area with houses, you’ll encounter the midboss with the blue cape.

Against the Scotsman, use the following weapons:
Magic sword
Kaiken (throwable weapon)

Also make sure you have saved up your specials powers (Kiai) to unleash extra damage!


 Prepared for Anything
Upgrade all weapons to their maximum levels

Weapons (training) can be bought at the merchant who can be found in all levels. It will cost you a lot of gold to upgrade everything. Make sure you are saving up enough.


 20/20
Defeat 20 enemies using the bow-and-arrow

Kill a total of 20 enemies while using a bow. The trophy will pop at the end of a level.

Bows can be found in chests or be bought at the merchant. Overall, it is best to save the bows in order to collect the corrupted coins (collectibles).


 Close Combat Master
Complete a stage without using a ranged weapon

This is best done at the first level. You can reflect bullets / projectiles to deflect damage upon enemies that aren’t reachable with your sword.


 Deja Vu
Have a conversation with a character in the world

In the first level, talk to the dog and you’ll earn this trophy. You’ll meet many characters throughout your playthrough. 


 Meet The Scotsman
Complete Aku’s Mines

The tutorial level. All basic stuff and nothing too hard. This level is perfect for farming up the misc trophies such as “Complete a level only using X weapon”.


 Defeat Your Demons
Complete Boon’s Castle

Here is a list with all the jewels that can be found within this level:

Desert Oasis Jewel
When facing the Scotsman, go left and make your way to the 2 daughters. In the upper chest (right) is a jewel.

Desert Oasis Jewel
After beating the first part of the level, you’ll be able to travel upwards. Talk to the sister and you’ll get another Desert Oasis Jewel.

Jewel of Neptune
Right away from talking to the sister, walk into the next room. Kill all enemies, then destroy all skulls on a stick. Check the ceiling too. A chest will spawn upon destroying them all.

Desert Oasis Jewel
In the area where you need to walk up the stairs in 2D. Go right and you’ll enter a small room with a chest. Smash everything, a chest will spawn below. Open it for the jewel.

Ruby
After you see the merchant you’ll find another sister. Look into the abyss and you’ll see skeletons on a stick. Destroy them all and a chest will spawn.

Desert Oasis Jewel
When climbing the mountain to reach the boss, talk to the little dog next to his ship.

Jewel of Neptune
Talk to the Scotsman when climbing the mountain. He is in the little cave with the bonfire (climb the stairs.)


 Answer the Call
Complete Cave Of The Ancient

Jewel of Neptune
Talk to the dog next to the spaceship. The path has a dead-end.

Diamond
After meeting the dog for the second time, you’ll come to an area with a white/red floor. The red marking activate traps. On the left is a wall that can be destroyed by an explosive arrow. Go in and you’ll find a chest with a diamond.

Jewel of Neptune
After sliding down (Ceiling trap) you’ll land on some stone pillars. On your left is a hidden passage with the Scotsman. Talk to him.

Diamond
In sight of the previous jewel, use the high jump skill and open the chest.

Great Samurai Warrior’s Sword
In the open area (2D) with firetraps spitting from the wall. Take the path down the right hallway, there is a breakable wall you can destroy with an explosive arrow.
Destroy it, then destroy another wall on the floor. Drop down and destroy the statue. Make your way back up, there is a chest.

Ancient King’s Mace
While killing the final boss, he’ll drop on his knees when almost killed. Equip your first and press R1 to grab him. He’ll die and you’ll take away his weapon. ONLY WORKS WITH FISTS EQUIPPED.


 My Heart is Pure
Use a Kiai Attack

Collect enough red power-ups and your Kiai Gauge will fill up. Unleash it by pressing the L3+R3 stick. Each weapon type (Sword, Spear, Hammer, Fist) has its own Kiai charge attack.


 Rest in Pieces
Complete Undead Cemetery

Ruby
In the graveyard where the Scotsman can be seen waiting at the gate. Don’t walk towards him yet! Go inside the crypt on your right (destroy wall). Talk to the dog to receive a ruby.

Ruby
Talk to the Scotsman just outside the gate (point of no return)

Diamond
After defeating the mini boss, go behind the crypt in front of you. There is a chest behind it.

Diamond
Walk to the next open area, after killing the boss. On the left is a crypt. Go inside it and kill all skulls on a stick, a chest will appear.


 Pains, Trains and Imakandi
Complete Aku City

Crystal of Cagliostro
Talk to the dog, on your left in a dead-end room. It appears after the samurai cutscene.

Crystal of Cagliostro
Making your way up to the metro station, jump behind the stairs, drop down and you’ll find a chest

Crystal of Cagliostro
After the second one, make your way upstairs towards the metro. Now talk to the daughter.


 Crooned his last tune, babe
Complete Ruined City

Crystal of Cagliostro
At the beginning, jump in  the well and clear it out. A chest will appear.

Crystal of Cagliostro
After a while you’ll exit the building. On your left is a chest, on your right a path to a well. Following the path and enter the well. Kill the statue and a chest will spawn.

Crystal of Cagliostro
Right after the previous one, make your way upstairs and talk to the dog on the left.


 Meet the Family
Complete Snowy Forest

Diamond:
Talk to the daughter inside the temple.

Diamond:
After going down the stairs underneath the elephant, you’ll enter a room with enemies, clear them out and a chest will spawn.


 Ship of Nightmares
Complete Prison Ship

Diamond
After defeating the mini boss, you’ll have to climb a ladder. You’ll come across one of the sisters, talk to her.

Crystal of Cagliostro
After defeating the first garbage monster, you’ll enter a portal. In the newly entered room is a chest, open it.


 Aku’s Last Stand
Complete Aku’s Tower

This level doesn’t hold any jewels.


 Ace of Clubs
Complete a stage using only the Club

For this trophy you can use the first level (aku’s mines) as it’s the shortest. When you spawn, equip the weapon you are going for this round. Only use that weapon and don’t use any ranged weapons. At a given point, there will be an enemy on a house. Use a parry attack to kill it. 


 Seek Nothing Outside Yourself
Complete a stage using only Samurai Fist

For this trophy you can use the first level (aku’s mines) as it’s the shortest. When you spawn, equip the weapon you are going for this round. Only use that weapon and don’t use any ranged weapons. At a given point, there will be an enemy on a house. Use a parry attack to kill it. 


 True Samurai
Complete a stage using only the Sword

For this trophy you can use the first level (aku’s mines) as it’s the shortest. When you spawn, equip the weapon you are going for this round. Only use that weapon and don’t use any ranged weapons. At a given point, there will be an enemy on a house. Use a parry attack to kill it. 


 Jack of All Trades
Learn all Skills

To earn all skills you’ll need:
1) Blue Orbs
2) Green Orbs
3) A lot of different jewels.

After 2 playthrough, you’ll have enough materials to fully upgrade all skills. All the jewels are listed in the trophies for completing a certain level.


 Pack Rat
Collect all Collectible Items


 Chest Nut
Collect all Items

Items seem to include weapons too.
You’ll also need to collect potions, beads and stuff like that. All are easy to gather and you’ll find them all while playing through the game.

There is only 1 thing that requires some attention: Beads. More become available at merchants while progressing the game. Make sure to buy each once at the merchant.


 As Good As New
Repair a weapon

At the merchant you are given the option to repair a weapon. 


 Armed to the Teeth
Obtain all in-game weapons

Weapons can be found in chests, bought in the shop, given by NPC and stolen with the “throw” skill. Look in the overview provided where to obtain a weapon. Note that it can appear in other locations too.

To steal a weapon, make sure you have unlocked the “Throw” ability in the Physical skill tree.

Almost all weapons can be found without trouble, but there are 3 rare ones:

Cave of the Ancient:
Great Samurai Warrior’s Sword
In the open area (2D) with firetraps spitting from the wall. Take the path down the right hallway, there is a breakable wall you can destroy with an explosive arrow.
Destroy it, then destroy another wall on the floor. Drop down and destroy the statue. Make your way back up, there is a chest.

Ancient King’s Mace
While killing the final boss, he’ll drop on his knees when almost killed. Equip your first and press R1 to grab him. He’ll die and you’ll take away his weapon. ONLY WORKS WITH FISTS EQUIPPED.

Aku City
Josephine’s Parasol
At the end of the level, you’ll encounter a girl with a green parasol as a weapon. Weaken her enough and you’ll be able to steal her weapon. ONLY WORKS WITH FISTS EQUIPPED.


 That’s the Spear-it
Complete a stage using only the Spear

For this trophy you can use the first level (aku’s mines) as it’s the shortest. When you spawn, equip the weapon you are going for this round. Only use that weapon and don’t use any ranged weapons. At a given point, there will be an enemy on a house. Use a parry attack to kill it. 


 Everything is a Nail
Complete a stage using only the Hammer

For this trophy you can use the first level (aku’s mines) as it’s the shortest. When you spawn, equip the weapon you are going for this round. Only use that weapon and don’t use any ranged weapons. At a given point, there will be an enemy on a house. Use a parry attack to kill it. 


 Great Interior Design
Defeat an enemy using the environment

As the trophy icon suggests, you’ll need to move a box in order to obtain this trophy. The boxes are available in the level “Prison Ship”.


 Clinch Victory
Defeat a Boss using a Parry attack

This trophy can be achieved in the level “Cave of the ancient”. Equip your fist and grab (R1) the Golem when he kneels down with low health.  


 Honed Edge
Upgrade any weapon to its maximum level

You can upgrade weapons at the shop. Upgrading will cost you money, which can be obtained in various ways.

Upgrading weapons will unlock new attack combos and boost the damage output.