Here we take a look at the hardest and easiest PS Vita platinums out there. We have honed it down to just a handful of games. So if you are new to the Vita or simply want your trophy collection to take a hassle free boost, or know which games might cause a migraine attack, then read on.
Roughdawg4 easy platinum No.1
The only thing that will prevent you from platinum is boredom. Asphalt Injection is one of the easiest racing platinums currently available. The only difficulty that is present is grinding wins offline and online. Online you need to win 100 races and offline is the same since there are 100 events.
The good news for the online trophies is if you cannot find a partner do not worry, you can still get 100 wins. Pick a track you are comfortable on and after a few races you will be a master at it. The only issue is people can rage quit online so sometimes you might need to keep it close to give them that false sense of hope
I would give this game a 2/10 and the only reason for that is the 100 wins needed online. A great tip online is only the winning driver needs to race. Once you win, you can quit to lobby and start up a new race so your partner will barely need to pay attention or can play their ps3.
Blondlizard had real trouble with the Pro Nitro, Collector Hong Kong track. Here you need to pick up all the purple orbs, six or above to complete it. To do this you need to be in first place as quickly as possible or hope the other drivers miss the orbs. The way he tackled this was to pick the fastest car and simply drive round the sides of the track on the first 4 corners. This would ensure you were in first place and could collect the orbs before the other cars. I must agree that this track was a hard one in an otherwise easy game.
Roughdawg4 easy platinum No.2
2. Legends of War
I love turn based games and this game does not disappoint. Legends of War is a historic strategy game following the General Patton who is commanding the U.S. Army. If you enjoy turn based games or war games you will love this game. Didn’t sell you yet? How about an easy short platinum.
There are 21 missions and a majority of the trophies will be received by playing the game normally. There is no online to the game and that is the only thing I wish was present. Also, no difficulty related trophies either so you can play on the lowest setting. The game should take about 15 hours and is only a 2 or 3 on a scale of 10.
The only difficult part of the game is getting 10 heroic victories in the campaign which is about half of the missions. The only downside is about 4-5 missions I found impossible to get a heroic victory. Good news is the other missions are very easy to do. Just in case you need any tips on enemy placement and/or heroic victory conditions I have made a guide to make your life easier.
Roughdawg4 hardest platinum
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Do not let the animated graphics fool you, this is a difficult game. The game mechanics are very accurate and realistic, so no Tiger Woods stuff here like changing the direction of a ball in the air. The Hot Shots Golf series has been present since the original Playstation was released.
There is one online trophy for participating in a tournament so your main focus will be offline tournaments. There will be a few difficult tasks you will be faced with. The first, is winning all tournaments with a crown achievement. To get a crown achievement you need to win a tournament while also satisfying a condition. Some are easy like not hitting a ball out of bounds while others are extremely difficult like landing within 1m of the pin and hitting the green in regulation on every hole.
Once you finish the tough task of getting all the crown missions you will then have to focus on getting all characters maxed out by using each one and purchasing everything in the store. This part is a little easier but involves a good chunk of grinding depending on how well you did on the crown missions.
Finally, there are a few shot trophies which I hope you are fortunate to get before you finish both of the above. One of which is the hardest/luckiest trophy in the bunch and its getting a double eagle which is a hole in one on a par 4 or 2 shots on a par 5.
For Hot Shots Veterans, this game might be a little easier since you know the game mechanics but overall it is a 8/10 and will take you about 50 hours to finish. The only positive thing I can tell you is the vita challenges are actually a little easier than the ps3.
Roughdawg4 hard platinum
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (the Vita release is a direct port of the PS3 game)
If the Vita version is a direct port of the PS3 release then first off, there are no difficult trophies in this game. The issue with the game is missable trophies….lots of them. Between collecting all the pins, quests, picture spots, etc. the tasks can get quite daunting at times. Fortunately, more guides are being released and will help you on your journey. Here is the guide that helped me.
I think the biggest issue in the game is finding the hidden items in each area. Sometimes knowing where pictures or collectibles will still make finding them impossible so keep a guide with you at all times. This game will take a minimum of 2 play-throughs but if you are diligent you will bag a nice rare platinum.
Blondlizard’s easiest platinum
Developer TT Fusion gave us Spy Hunter to the PS Vita. Originally a vertical scrolling action/driving game released in 1983 by Bally Midway. If you want to bag an easy Vita platinum this would be your first stop off. Forget massive grinds or infuriating level designs, there is none of that here. It really is a straight forward easy platinum and a fun one too. So get that high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar ready for a smooth ride and a heap of easy trophies.
1 Platinum, 7 Gold, 8 Sliver, 10 Bronze should take you around 13 hours. The only factor to put off gamers on getting the platinum was the price tag and unfair reviews. Now the game has come down in price so your trophy count can take a swift boost.
The game is all about driving and blowing up other vehicles. The handling is pretty dodgy but you’ll get used to it. There are 23 missions that make up the game. I was actually disappointed when I got the platinum, I wanted to carry on playing!
The only time consuming task is getting Pro Rank although this is not hard at all. To obtain Pro Rank, you need to meet 4 requirements in total. These are to do with damage, locating all the black boxes, time taken on each level, and destroying all enemy comms. Pro rank is a breeze so don’t worry. It may sound tricky, but there is nothing here to frustrate you other than the car handling. Also, you can replay missions to obtain all requirements, so it just gets easier. Make sure you check vehicles that have been destroyed for black boxes. Sometimes these were in vehicles that drove past without noticing they contained the black boxes. You can always hit the face button to look behind you and check.
The level “Eye in the Sky” was the only section where you will need a few tries as its confusing where all the enemies are at first. You need to destroy all 15 enemies only using the UVA. This literary was the only part of the game where I needed to repeat the level a few times.
On the whole Spy Hunter is a really fun driving game. Sometimes it’s worth forgetting the reviews you read. If you want the Vita’s easiest platinum then look no further.
This really is an easy platinum, set on easy and the game offers little riding challenge. The online trophies may be a slight grind but again nothing to worry about. Enjoy!
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Tips on how to Platinum Guacamelee
I got the Platinum for Guacamelee shortly after release. A lot of the trophies are story based but some proved to be really difficult. A lot of our friends on Twitter have mentioned parts of the game they are having trouble with whether it be Jaguar Javier or Calaca. I had trouble with them too. For me it was really trial and error so I wanted to write down some tips which I learned which will hopefully save you tearing your hair out!
This took me about an hour to figure out how to beat. The simple answer is HEADBUTT HEADBUTT HEADBUTT. I thought I would never beat this guy but the way to beat him is actually very simple. At the start headbutt him against the wall. He’ll then rebound back towards you. Headbutt him again. Likewise, he’ll again rebound towards you so headbutt him again. You’ll run out of stamina here so jump to the other side avoiding him. Then repeat the headbutting sequence. Do on repeat till you’ve beaten him!
Part 1 This is honestly all about rhythm. In the first section of the fight, when he goes up before he comes back down, do a double jump. It will mean you avoid his dash but will have time to see what type of shield you need to break. If it’s blue or red, go for it. If it is green don’t bother. Just wait for another chance. When you try and do a Frog Slam it takes you a while to get up after landing and he’ll hit you so don’t try! On to the second part of Calaca…
Part 2 This seems impossible at first but is actually very simple once you figure out Calaca’s signals. If he leans back off the screen, it means he is going to fire down the middle of the screen. All you have to do here is duck. Do this using the D Pad not the stick. The stick can slip and throw you into the fire whereas the D pad won’t. If he leans back with his arms up it means you have to do a double jump. This will avoid his attacks completely. There are 2 other types of attack to avoid now. When the fire comes across the screen as an X shape, stand in the middle and don’t jump. This is a really good chance to deal Calaca some damage. Throw as many flames at him as you can but don’t jump to get them. Finally he spits these annoying orb type things out of his mouth. The way to avoid these is to double jump and to roll. If you roll it should protect you if you get hit.
Calaca’s signals in summary: Calaca leans back – Duck using D pad Calaca leans back with arms up – Double jump Fire in an X shape across the screen – Stand in middle and don’t jump Calaca spits at you – Double jump and roll
Some “You didn’t hear it from us” tips:
If you’re still struggling with the second part of Calaca, here’s a cheap exploit. Break his shield then turn yourself into a chicken. Go right over to the right hand side of the screen. For some reason Calaca will make groaning noises but won’t attack you. Simply peck away at him until he’s done!
You’ve finished the game, and you’ve now unlocked Hard Mode. The only problem is it took so much out of you the idea of playing the whole of the game on an even harder setting sounds horrendous.
Here’s what you do.
From the main menu hit new game, select hard, then back out (Use circle). Then go into the options menu then back out with circle. This forces the game to autosave. Then select continue. Once your game loads, press select. If it worked the word “hard” should appear in the upper left of the map. Go beat Calaca again and the Hard Mode trophy will pop.
After this you should only have orbs left to get. I pre warn you the difficulty spike on the Tule Tree orb is tough. The only advice I can give for the dreaded Tule Tree orb is that practice makes perfect. When you get to the top you will see so many chainsaws that it is daunting. Instead of awkwardly hopping between platforms and changing dimension at the same time, I did Goat Fly then right trigger to change dimension. I did this block by block and it worked. Here’s a video. Watch this before each section so you know what to expect before you get there:
Hopefully now you will have a new shiny platinum! Good luck! If you are having trouble on any other points hit us up in the Comments section and we’ll do our best to help.
Happy trophy hunting!