Ultracore Trophy Guide

Game: Ultracore
Peripherals: –
Time to 100%: 5 – 10 Hours
Difficulty: 5/10
Missable trophies: “No Prize for pacifists”, “‘all the lives!'”, “party like its 1994”, “standard – issue”, “cashy-pants”
Author: Matt Knight and Dark_Overlord.

Welcome to the trophy guide for Ultracore. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita 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 – Practice and Misc Trophies.


Use this Stage to get used to the game, learn the levels and get the misc trophies out of the way, all needed in preparation for Stage 2, which requires you to achieve 100% on all 5 levels in one sitting, play Levels 1 to 5 start to finish, the good old 16bit era style of gaming, Welcome to Ultracore!

For this playthrough you can use the Level Codes given to you at the bottom of each stats screen, shown at the end of each level.

Full Arsenal – Start a new game and play until you have at least used all weapons in the game for the Arsenal Trophy. A full playthrough is not required, all 5 weapons can be found shortly after starting Level 2. Follow the level walkthroughs for the Weapon Crate locations and get at least 1 kill with each weapon. (Machine Gun, Twin Gun, Laser Rifle, Scatter Gun and Rocket Launcher) Stand over a weapon crate and press Circle, highlight the new weapon and press Circle. Press Triangle to switch weapons. For the main (Guides Stage 2) playthrough you must only use the default weapon, hence doing this stage first.

Shop/Vending Machine – Ka-ching Trophy – Buy from a shop for a trophy during this stage. There is a shop on the 1st level, see the walkthroughs provided.

Accuracy – Deadeye Trophy – If you do not the trophy for 60% accuracy in a level, start a new game, play the 1st level and reach the end Boss. Purposely die and lose all your lives to the point of using a continue, your stats will reset. now shoot and kill the boss only by shooting him in the face. When you exit the room, and see the stats screen, the Deadeye trophy will pop.

Walkthroughs (See each Level trophy for the Video Walkthroughs)


Stage 2 – Standard Weapon Full Playthrough – 100% Each Stage.


ALL 5 STAGES NEED TO BE COMPLETED TO 100% IN ONE SITTING. USING THE LEVEL CODES WILL NOT WORK.
Keep in mind getting 100% for each stage needs to be done in the same playthrough, if you miss something you will have to start the game again. Only use the Standard Starting Default Weapon throughout the playthrough of the game, ignore any weapon crates.

To 100% each Level focus on:
Collecting all 52 Extra Life pick ups.
Collecting all 993 Coins
Killing enemies. (Need to kill 95% of the 1,465 enemies throughout the game).

Collectibles – Extra Lives and coins are vital for getting 100% stats on each stage. Collecting the ammo, hearts, shields etc is highly recommended and are included in the walkthroughs but not needed for trophies.

Follow the walkthrough for each stage. Take your time and be thorough. Pause the game while reading/watching the walkthrough so you don’t die for allowing the timer to run out.
Dying enough to lose all your lives and having to use a continue will reset the stats, meaning you need to start all over again.
There is a way to farm lives on Level 5, which is recommended. See the video for guidance.
Be warned that Level 4 can be glitchy in counting the coins.

Farm Lives to give a better chance of beating the game.

Trophies


 Hardcore!
Collect all trophies

Congrats on earning this rare trophy and thanks for looking at our guides. 


 Party like it’s 1994!
Complete the game

Complete all 5 Levels for this trophy. Be thorough in your playthrough, killing all enemies, collecting all coins, lives and upgrades. Follow the walkthrough for each stage. This trophy will pop at the end of level 5 during the credits.


 All the ‘ALL the Lives!’
Collect all lives in the entire game

Lives are little figurines of your character that you find scattered across the game, mostly in hidden areas. When you collect one text will display “Extra Life” across the screen. Follow the walkthroughs for each level for their locations, there are a total of 52 Lives to collect for this trophy. All must be found in one sitting, Levels 1 – 5. The trophy will pop during the credits after the Level 5 stats screen.

Level 1 – 5 Lives
Level 2 – 6 Lives
Level 3 – 17 Lives
Level 4 – 9 Lives
Level 5 – 14 Lives


 No Prize For Pacifists
Kill 95% of enemies in the entire game

Be thorough and take your time through the levels ensuring you kill all the enemies. Follow the walkthroughs to make sure you cover all areas. At the end of the levels you will get a stats screen telling you how many enemies you have killed, unfortunately the hud doesn’t display your kill count. Dying to the point of using a continue will reset the stats.
Please note the vita version states 1 active enemy at the end of level 2, don’t worry as it’s 95% of all the enemies, not 100%. Note that some areas, especially in Level 4 have infinite spawn areas, kill the enemies as you first meet them, they will respawn if you return to the area, killing these over and over will not increase your kill count. There are a total of 1,465 enemies to kill. The trophy will pop during the credits after the Level 5 stats screen. To give you an idea, here are the amount of enemies in the levels:

Level 1 – 267
Level 2 – 220
Level 3 – 344
Level 4 – 259
Level 5 – 375


 Deadeye
Get 60% hit accuracy in any level 

The easiest way to achieve this is start a new game, get to the end of level 1 where you meet a boss, purposely die enough to have to continue, this resets all your stats, so now just shoot the boss in the face and kill it. When you exit the room and the level ends the trophy will pop. See the video for guidance.

Easiest way to achieve the Deadeye Trophy

 Fly me to the moon!
Don’t touch the ground for 30 seconds

There are a few locations this can be done in the game, but it is recommended to be done on Level 5 due to no other enemies interfering. During Level 5 there are some retracting platforms in a row, where you need to catapult yourself off them to reach coins and the other side, afterwards there are 2 slow walking robot enemies with a lot of health, jump on them and keep bouncing off them until the trophy pops. See the video for guidance.

Watch to see location of where to achieve this trophy

 Standard-Issue
Complete the game using just the standard weapon

Thankfully this weapon is the best out of all the weapons available in the game, especially when upgraded by collecting the Golden Arrows. Ignore the weapon crates, that contain other weapons, and only use the standard starting default weapon for the full playthrough of the entire game. This trophy will pop at the end of Level 5, after the stats screen and during the credits.


 Cashy-pants
Collect all coins in the entire game

You will see blue spinning coins amongst the levels, collect them all. Bear in mind that after a few seconds they can de-spawn and are no longer collectible, especially if you allow them to go off screen by moving away from them. You will need to restart the whole game again if you miss 1, due to having to collect all coins in one sitting, Levels 1 to 5. Follow the walkthroughs provided. There are a total of 993 coins to collect. The trophy will pop during the credits after the Level 5 stats screen.

Level 1 – 207
Level 2 – 67
Level 3 – 297
Level 4 – 230
Level 5 – 192


 Sesame Open
Uncover a secret wall (by walking into it)

Unmissable, earned on Level 1 – Given to you automatically during the game. You will walk up to a wall to collect an item and it will reveal a hidden area, popping this trophy. There are 2 chances of getting this trophy during Level 1 and many more opportunities during the game. Following the walkthroughs provided will ensure you get this trophy.


 Boom!
Uncover a secret area (by bombing it)

During Level 1 you will see a door key card in a room that you can’t access, notice the wall looks weaker to the card’s left, stand on the platform next to the wall and press L1 to bomb it. The weak walls can also be shot at so if you missed this, by shooting instead of bombing, then don’t worry as there are many other opportunities throughout the game. Following the walkthroughs provided will ensure you get this trophy, especially how there are a few hidden areas that must be bombed in order to gain access.


 Lock n’ Load!
Upgrade standard weapon to maximum level

Upgrades are collected in the game, they look like Golden Arrows pointing upwards.
Following the walkthroughs provided in this guide you will get this trophy during Level 1 of your main playthrough (Guide Stage 2), where you should only use the default starting weapon, ignore the weapon crates ensuring you don’t pick up any other weapons.


 Level 1
Complete level 1

Follow the walkthrough provided to explain how to complete this level. The trophy will pop at the stats screen regardless of achieving 100% (Collecting Extra Lives and Coins, and killing 95% of the enemies).

100% Walkthrough

 They Must Die!
Kill 95% of enemies in any level

Be thorough and search the entire level killing all enemies you see, making sure to return to kill any enemies that you have used to jump on to reach higher points. Follow the video walkthrough for Level 1, there are 267 enemies in Level 1, the trophy will pop during the stats screen if you have killed 95% or more.


 ALL the Lives!
Collect all lives in any level

Lives are collectibles that look like little figures of your character. There are 5 in Level 1. When you have collected one “Extra Life” will be displayed across the screen and your Life counter will go up by 1. The trophy will pop at the stats screen. Follow the walkthroughs provided for their locations.


 Moneybags
Collect all coins in any level 
Level 1 contains 201 coins. Following the walkthrough provided will get you this trophy. You will see blue spinning coins amongst the levels, collect them all. Bear in mind that after a few seconds they can de-spawn and are no longer collectible, especially if you allow them to go off screen by moving away from them. You will need to restart the stage again if you miss 1. The trophy will pop on the stats screen.


 Nuke ‘Em
Use a bomb

Once you have collected the smart bomb pick up you will have a bomb in your inventory, press L1 to use the bomb and clear the screen of enemies, also popping you this trophy. Can be done at the same time as the Boom! trophy for revealing a secret area by using a bomb. Following the walkthroughs provided will get you this trophy regardless.


 Arsenal
Use all weapons

Start a new game, follow the level walkthroughs for the Weapon Crate locations and get at least 1 kill with each weapon. A full playthrough is not required, all 5 weapons can be found shortly after starting Level 2. Stand over a weapon crate and press circle, highlight the new weapon and press circle. Press triangle to switch weapons, running out of ammo will revert back to the default weapon.

Level 1:
Machine Gun
Laser Rifle
Twin Gun
Scatter Gun

Level 2:
Rocket Launcher


 Level 5
Complete level 5

Follow the walkthrough provided to explain how to complete this level. The trophy will pop at the stats screen regardless of achieving 100% (Collecting Extra Lives and Coins, and killing 95% of the enemies).

100% Walkthrough

 Level 4
Complete level 4

Follow the walkthrough provided to explain how to complete this level. The trophy will pop at the stats screen regardless of achieving 100% (Collecting Extra Lives and Coins, and killing 95% of the enemies).

100% Walkthrough

 Level 3
Complete level 3

Follow the walkthrough provided to explain how to complete this level. The trophy will pop at the stats screen regardless of achieving 100% (Collecting Extra Lives and Coins, and killing 95% of the enemies).

100% Walkthrough

 Level 2
Complete level 2

Follow the walkthrough provided to explain how to complete this level. The trophy will pop at the stats screen regardless of achieving 100% (Collecting Extra Lives and Coins, and killing 95% of the enemies).

100% Walkthrough

 Ka-ching!
Buy something from the vending machine 

Follow the walkthrough of Level 1 and you will get this trophy. Use coins collected to purchase items. Each Level has a Vending Machine so are there are many chances of getting this trophy.