Time Spent: Four hours
We wish we could tell you that there’s some mystical secret that’ll turn you into an Amped god overnight, but that just isn’t the case. Beating this game is all about keeping your fingers busy, and not about learning one killer trick or combo. Run through the story mode, which will only take around three hours or so, and you’ll snag a fair haul of points.
There are a handful of Achievements you won’t get from playing through the story missions. You’ll get the Sledding and Ski Mobile Merit badges (30 points each) during the course of the game, but the Park Builder badge is something you’ll have to cheat a little to get. Once you’ve finished the game, access the map screen and go to Park Builder. Lay down as many of the cheapest objects you can find (we went for the bin), until you’ve run out of build tokens. Then simply hit “Clear All,” and you’ll get all your Build Tokens back. Repeat this process until the Achievement unlocks.
For our full Achievements FAQ, head over to the Amped 3 cheats page.
Time spent: Five hours
Yes, we know this is a kid’s game. The fact that it’s one of the easier racers on the 360 makes it an ideal place to grab plenty of valuable Gamerpoints. You’ll unlock points for finishing first in the various races in the game, and for opening up the later levels and completing side-missions.
It isn’t that tough to breeze through but if you have any problems, there are some cheats you can use to get ahead of the game. However, before you get all complacent about it, you should be aware that the Achievements won’t unlock while the cheats are active – so these are for practice only!