For many of us, try as we might to feign indifference, there’s a nagging desire that we secure at least a respectable number of Trophies. So for smarter, time-deprived gamers, we’ve devised this quick-fix guide to scoring a respectable 40 Trophies in around an hour. Onwards, with dignity!
Time: 15 minutes | Number of Trophies: 7 | Trophy count: 7
And we’re off. The pristine, sun-kissed streets of Paradise City is where our Trophy hunt begins and, although each metal mug is quite easy to collect on its own, it’s a bit trickier to amass all seven in a tight fifteen minutes. Our advice? Check your map regularly.
Repair your car – Bronze: An easy one to start off. Simply drive through an auto repair for that magic metallic pot. The nearest repair shop is located in Angus Wharf, just a few hundred yards from your starting point.
Perform 3 Takedowns – Bronze: That insipid DJ Atomika making your blood boil? Vent a little fury by barging three opponents into traffic or scenery. The best place to get this Trophy is the Lighthouse Rock Road Rage event.
Power Park your car – Bronze: Find two cars parked closely together – most roads will have them – approach them at about 30° and use the handbrake to swing yourself behind the first car just after you pass it. Come to a stop without hitting either vehicle for the Trophy.
Drive on the wrong side of the road for 547 yards – Bronze: Do your best Police, Camera, Action impression by driving through oncoming traffic for 547 yards in one go. This is a relatively simple task if you choose a quiet street.
Invite a friend to join you in Paradise City – Bronze: Got your PS3 online? Have at least one mate? Now combine the two for a Trophy treat. Simply send your friend an online game invite for the reward.
Win a race – Bronze: Come first in any offline race event. We suggest the one located at Sunset Valley that finishes at the Lone Stallion Ranch. But any of the early races are pretty forgiving to amateurs.
Visit a Gas Station during a Race – Bronze: During the race for the previous Trophy, keep your eyes peeled for a Gas Station icon as you drive. You don’t have to win the race to get this Trophy so you could even take your time.
Time: 15-20 minutes | Number of Trophies: 4 | Trophy count: 11
Tired? Pah.The second leg of our Trophy sprint requires even higher speed and intensity. There’s little time to drool over the immaculate HD hovercraft, though. And the key to succeeding is to know which event and track to choose for maximum Trophies in a single sitting.
Happy Accident? – Bronze: Execute your first successful barrel roll for the Trophy. You can do this in your first race if you choose the speed lap on Anulpha Pass. There’s a raised ramp on the right, after the last corner. Just as you drive off the end of it press left, right, left to barrel roll. Beat the gold medal time and take a picture in photo mode after the race, to nab three Trophies in a single event.
Smile Please – Bronze: Make your TV and Trophy collection sing by taking a picture of the action in Photo Mode. Save the snap to your hard drive and the Trophy is yours, all yours.
Rookie Reward – Bronze: It might be like a humiliating take on stabilisers from a child’s bike, but win a race using Pilot Assist and the Trophy should sooth your shame. The first race on Vireta K is the perfect venue.
1 Gold Medal won, 86 to go… – Bronze: Kill two birds with one stone by winning the race with Pilot Assist on and claiming the previous Trophy too.