Rick Henderson Trophy Guide

Game: Rick Henderson
Peripherals: –
Time to Platinum: 5 hours (luck-based because of Random Events and Pickups)
Difficulty: 4/10
Missable trophies: None
Trophies: 1 , 6 , 10 , 12
Author: Matt Knight

Welcome to the trophy guide for Rick Henderson. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series X and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4/5 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Welcome to the Trophy Guide for Rick Henderson by Fat Pug Studios.
It is recommended to play as Thoraxx as his Missile Attack Special is the better of the three. It is possible to just use the Bullet weapon, especially when upgraded using a perk, e.g., 10% More Damage, as this will be good enough to kill all enemy types. Variations such as Sprayer or Minigun are also worth collecting. The main objectives are to reach Loop 2, achieve Colonel Rank, and play each event 3 times. You only need to play the normal game mode, the harder one and boss rush modes are not needed for trophies. Turning off screen shake and flashing in the options may make the game seem slightly easier and less chaotic. A gameplay video is provided, and timestamps will be given in the trophy descriptions for guidance.

Stage 1 – Reach Colonel Rank.


This is the 7th rank possible to achieve, done so by collecting the rank pickups from destroyed enemies, they look like spinning colored rectangles like shown in the related trophy icons. At the bottom center of the screen you will see a bar of various colors corresponding to the rank pickups. Collecting one of each color fills the bar and ranks you up, doing so 7 times will earn Colonel Rank. This has to be done in one playthrough/life, which can be achieved before the end of the second loop, so about 7 levels, not including the random event levels. You get notified of your promotion after killing a boss, but the rank related trophies will pop as soon as you collect enough rank pickups and fill the bar. Many rank pickups show up when you destroy a boss, hover just above it before it explodes to collect as many as possible.

Stage 2 – Play all Events 3 times each.


The event related trophies refer to random events/levels that can appear. Some are short levels that don’t have a boss at the end, like the Asteroids one, where as others like the Meteor shower, is just a short event that happens at the start of a normal loop level. The levels are random but can be found easier by collecting a related perk after killing a boss, which is also random, such as the Glitched Warp Drive and Jinxed perks. When an event is found it will say so in red text at the top centre of the screen. Each event related trophy requires you to play the event 3 times, which can be done so across many playthroughs and will most likely be the last few trophies to earn.
The Jinxed perk can be seen at 8:05 in the video.


Endless Ship
Unlock all other trophies.

All other trophies earned! Well done, and thanks for looking at our guide.
Here is a gameplay video, timestamps will be mentioned in the trophy descriptions for guidance.

Gameplay video for guidance and reference.

Colonel
Attain colonel rank.
This is the 7th rank possible to achieve, done so by collecting the rank pickups from destroyed enemies, they look like spinning colored rectangles like shown in the related trophy icons. At the screen’s bottom center, you will see a bar of various colors corresponding to the rank pickups. Collecting one of each color fills the bar and ranks you up, doing so 7 times will earn Colonel Rank. This has to be done in one playthrough/life, which can be achieved before the end of the second loop, so about 7 levels, not including the random event levels. You get notified of your promotion after killing a boss, but the rank-related trophies will pop as soon as you collect enough rank pickups and fill the bar. Many rank pickups show up when you destroy a boss, hover just above it before it explodes to collect as many as possible.

The Colonel Rank is achieved in the video before the end of Loop 2, Level 2. Seen at around 14:00.


Space Pirate
Kill 100 transports.

The transport ships come in various shapes and sizes, but more commonly look like the one in the trophy icon, once they are destroyed, they drop a weapon for you to collect. Simply destroy 100 of them to earn this trophy, it can be done across many playthroughs and you don’t have to collect the weapon pick up afterwards.
An example can be seen at 16:30 of the video.


Boss Destroyer
Kill 12 bosses.

Simply kill 12 bosses by depleting their health, they appear at the end of a normal level of a loop. This can be done across multiple playthroughs and even on Boss Rush mode, however that game mode does not need to be played for the platinum. It is recommended to use the 3rd character Thoraxx as the missile attack is the best special weapon. Try to closely avoid projectiles to fill the Graze bar and achieve assistance from your 2 allies. Once the boss is destroyed, hover just above it to collect the most amount of gems and rank pickups once it explodes. The video shows killing each boss a few times, notice that the boss’ attack patterns are random and not the same every time you encounter one.


Skilled
Kill 2500 enemies.

Using any weapon provided and/or your specials, shoot the enemies to kill them, whether they be a boss, normal or a transport enemy. They all count. Killing 2500 will earn you this trophy and can be achieved by playing the game a few times, and does not have to be done in one playthrough.


Looper
Finish a loop.

A loop is basically the whole game and consists of 6 levels, not including the random event levels. The game displays the current level at the bottom of the screen at the start of a level. e.g., Loop 1, Level 3. Completing one loop of the game will earn you this trophy, and then the next level will be the first again but slightly more difficult. Loop 2, Level 1.
The video provided starts on the last level of Loop 1.


The Dragon
Collect 150 gems.

Gems are randomly dropped by destroyed enemies. Many show up from a destroyed boss. They look like the Gems shown in the trophy icon and will have sparkles around them. Collect 150 for this trophy, which does not have to be done in one playthrough. There is a perk available after killing a boss that acts like a magnet and attracts the gems to you, making this trophy even easier. However it will only take a few playthroughs to earn this trophy. During the Asteroids random event there will be many gems to collect. The Gem Magnet perk can be seen at 30:15 of the video.


Major
Attain major rank.

See the “
Colonel” trophy.


Minesweeper
Enter minefield 3 times.

This is a random event that can appear at the start of a level. It will be displayed in red text at the top of the screen when this event occurs. Play it 3 times for this trophy. Collecting the perks Jinxed and Warped Drive after a boss fight can help make this event appear.


Gem Hoarder
Collect 100 gems.

See the “
Dragon” Trophy.


Boss Killer
Kill 6 bosses.


Refer to the “Boss Destroyer” trophy for more information.


Rank Collector
Collect 100 ranks.


See the “Colonel” trophy.


Adept
Kill 1000 enemies.

See the “
Skilled” trophy.


Burn The Space
Enter meteor storm 3 times.

This is a random event that can appear at the start of a level. It will be displayed in red text at the top of the screen when this event occurs. Play it 3 times for this trophy. Collecting the perks Jinxed and Warped Drive after a boss fight can help make this event appear.


Laser Dance
Enter laser barrage 3 times.

This is a random event that can appear at the start of a level. It will be displayed in red text at the top of the screen when this event occurs. Play it 3 times for this trophy. Collecting the perks Jinxed and Warped Drive after a boss fight can help make this event appear. Lasers will appear across the screen, once charged they will damage you, fly to avoid them.


I Like Rocks
Enter asteroid field 3 times.

This is a random level that can appear, which does not include a boss fight. It will be displayed in red text at the top of the screen when this event occurs. Play it 3 times for this trophy. Collecting the perks Jinxed and Warped Drive after a boss fight can help make this event appear. It is possible to crash into an asteroid to make the event end, or play it and collect the gems found in between the asteroids.
The Asteroids level can briefly be seen at 4:30 of the video.


Captain
Attain captain rank.


See the “Colonel” trophy.


Private
Attain private rank.


See the “Colonel” trophy.


Mostly Harmless
Kill 250 enemies.

See the “
Skilled” trophy.


Novice
Kill 500 enemies.

See the “
Skilled” trophy.


Amateur
Kill 750 enemies.

See the “
Skilled” trophy.


Lieutenant
Attain lieutenant rank.


Boss Hunter
Kill 3 bosses.


Refer to theBoss Destroyer trophy for more information.


Sergeant
Attain sergeant rank.


See the “Colonel” trophy.


Corporal
Attain corporal rank.


See the “Colonel” trophy.


Gem Collector
Collect 25 gems.

See The “
Dragon” Trophy.


Gem Prospector
Collect 50 gems.

See The “
Dragon” Trophy.


Gem Stockpiler
Collect 75 gems.

See The “
Dragon” Trophy.


Harmless
Kill 100 enemies.

See the “
Skilled” trophy.