Achievement Guide – Retro Machina

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Introduction

  • Collector – Find all images.
     
     
     
  • Anthropologist – Find all files.
     
     
     
  • The Special Robot – Find all special upgrade cores.
     
     
     
  • The Healthy Robot – Find all health upgrade cores.
     
     
     
  • Robot 2.0 – Unlock all upgrades.
     
     
     
  • (unsure) Mastermind – Control all enemies.

 
The simplest way to unlock every achievement in one playthrough is to follow the Dwaggienite’s excellent collectible videos – [youtube.com]  while playing. Two important notes:
 

  • Collect everything in “Area 0 – Nucleonics” before leaving as you can’t backtrack to that area.
  • Hack every new enemy machine you come across. There’s an achievement for hacking all enemies at least once. Some enemies respawn after a while, but I’m not sure there’s enough for all of them. Regardless, hack every new enemy at first opportunity.

 
 
 

Storyline Achievements

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  • Nucleonics
     
     
     
    Defeat Nucleonics Fusitron.

Defeat the boss at the end of the opening area, Nucleonics. Though it can’t really be considered a boss, as it reappears as a regular enemy in future areas.
 
 

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  • Atomic City
     
     
     
    Defeat Atomic City boss.

Defeat the boss at the end of the first area, Atomic City. Simply dodge its attacks and attack the core on its chest in between attacks.
 
 

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  • Marine Nation
     
     
     
    Defeat Marine Nation boss.

Defeat the boss at the end of the second area, Marine Nation.
 
In the first phase, dodge his attacks and whack him when you can.
 
In the second phase, take control of one of the Throwbots on the side and toss bombs at it while dodging his volleys.
 
 

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  • Serendipity Mountain
     
     
     
    Defeat Serendipity Mountain boss.

Defeat the boss at the end of the third area, Serendipity Mountain. This boss is just a sequence of battles against regular enemies and puzzles to access it’s cores. Destroy all six cores to finish the battle.
 
 
 

Serendipity Mountain Achievements

This section is specific for the three achievements related to the boss in Serendipity Mountain. Refer to this section when you reach the boss.
 
 

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  • Surrender
     
     
     
    Surrender to N.E.O.N.

Before the start of the battle, you are given a choice. Select ‘Obey‘ to unlock the achievement and a cutscene. You’ll be able restart the last checkpoint afterwards to choose the other option and proceed with the battle.
 
 

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  • Robot Dreams
     
     
     
    Enter the replication chamber.

After the battle and ending cutscene, you are given a choice. Select ‘Access the Replication Chamber‘ to unlock this achievement and the final cutscene. Resume your save afterwards from the main menu, beat the boss again and choose the other option for the other achievement.
 
 

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  • Voyager
     
     
     
    Enter the rocket.

After the battle and ending cutscene, you are given a choice. Select ‘Access the Launch Area‘ to unlock this achievement and the final cutscene. Resume your save afterwards from the main menu, beat the boss again and choose the other option for the other achievement.
 
 
 

Mastermind Achievement

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  • Mastermind
     
     
     
    Control all enemies.

A major feature of the game is hacking and gaining control of other machines. Hacking an machine for the first time also adds an entry to the Machines section of the Database, so this achievement is basically filling out that section. In the second half if the game there will be more powerful versions of most enemies. These don’t count as seperate entries.
 
 
I have marked this achievement as missable because I’m unsure if all enemy types pernamently respawn.
 
 

MachineAppears in Areas…Description
Bugtron0, 1, 2, 3Small spiderbot. Very common.
Fusitron0, 1, 3The four-tentacle miniboss fought in the opening area. It cannot be hacked, but this entry is unmissable.
Gumtron0, 1, 2, 3Bugtrons dispenser. Required for some puzzles. Unmissable.
Lasertron0, 1, 2Stationary machines that spin while shooting a straight laser. Easy to forget.
Pogotron0, 1, 2, 3Annoying machine that charges at you with it’s sawblades. Very common.
Turretron0, 1, 2, 3Stationary turrets. Fairly common.
Punchertron1, 2, 3Large punching robot.
Juke-bot1, 2, 3Large sawblade shooting robot.
Saucertron1, 2, 3Plasma shooting machines that shoot in single or triple shots. Very common.
Cargotron1, 2, 3These machines are required to transport energy cubes. Unmissable.
Surveiltron3Large robot that shoots a laser from its eye.
Securitytron2, 3Large axe-wielding robot.
Bombtron1, 2, 3Exploding spiders with one eye. Be quick and hack these before they explode.
Electrocube3Used to temporarily charge energy cube slots. Most likely unmissable.
Escalatron3Robot used to lift you to otherwise out of reach platforms. Unmissable.
Slashermatic1, 2, 3Large samurai-type robots.
Frogbot2, 3Frog robots that swim and are required to move floating platforms. Unmissable.
Fixtron1, 2, 3Robot that heals the enemy and yourself when hacked. Very useful.
Throwbot2, 3Bomb tossing robot. Required for a certain boss fight. Unmissable.

 
 
 

Collectible Achievements

As mentioned earlier, the best and easiest way to find all the collectibles is to follow Dwaggienite’s collectible videos – [youtube.com]  while playing. Following these videos closely guarantees you’ll unlock every achievement in this section.
 
 

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  • Pathfinder
     
     
     
    Find a hidden place.

Some collectibles are hidden behind paths obstructed by the environment. Find any such area for the achievement. Following the videos, you’ll unlock this achievement in the area under Elevator 1 in Atomic City.
 
 

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  • Curiosity
     
     
     
    Open all color cartridge doors.

Each of the three main areas has four doors which require a specific coloured cartridge to unlock. Open all twelve doors for this achievement. Catridge loctions are mentioned in the video (though not shown) and all doors contain required items or collectibles.
 
 

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  • Anthropologist
     
     
     
    Find all files.

 

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  • Collector
     
     
     
    Find all images.

Files and images are two types of collectibles in the Database. There are 37 files and 24 images.
 
 

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  • The Power Robot
     
     
     
    Find all power upgrade cores.

Power Cores are used to buy upgrades that increase your attack damage. There are 10 Power Cores in total.
 
 

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  • The Healthy Robot
     
     
     
    Find all health upgrade cores.

Repair Cores are used to buy upgrades that either increase your maximum health or the amount of Repair Kits you can hold. There are 20 Repair Cores in total.
 
 

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  • The Controller Robot
     
     
     
    Find all control upgrade cores.

Radio Frequency Cores are used to buy upgrades that either increase the damage output or decrease the damage taken of hacked machines. There are 14 Radio Frequency Cores in total.
 
 

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  • The Special Robot
     
     
     
    Find all special upgrade cores.

Upgrade Cores are used to buy upgrades that increase your total energy capacity or upgrade your three skills. There are 40 Upgrade Cores in total.
 
 

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  • Robot 2.0
     
     
     
    Unlock all upgrades.

Buy every upgrade in the Craftonic Machine. You’ll need every core and a large amount of scrap (not so much that you need to farm) to buy everything. There are three levels of upgrades for everything except Health, which has five.
 
 

Written by alphabetsoup

 
 
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