Assault Android Cactus: Achievement – Scrambled Eggs

Assault Android Cactus (PC/Steam)
Version 150922d (2015 Sep 22)

Achievement: Scrambled Eggs
Description: Defeat one of Embryo’s phases before he can relocate

Stage 1-5: Embryo
Character used: Cactus, Coral, Shiitake, Liquorice

So, Assault Android Cactus is finally out of Early Access. And among the other additions to the full release version… the game now has Steam Achievements! =)

The first time you see the description of “Scrambled Eggs”, you might think “Is that even possible?” It is… but not necessarily with every character. As far as I know, Cactus, Coral, Shiitake, and Liquorice are the only characters who can accomplish this Achievement (due to their high damage output)… or at the very least, they’re the four easiest characters to use for it. =)

(edit: It is actually possible with some of the others, but IMO it’s still easiest with these four! ^^)

Anyway, the main keys to doing that much damage to Embryo that quickly are:
1) Make sure your secondary weapon is fully charged.
2) Make sure Embryo drops a Blue powerup (Shutdown doesn’t just heal you, give you temporary invulnerability, and prevent enemies from moving and attacking… it also gives you a damage bonus against any enemies that are shut down)!

The initial color of a powerup is determined by how much time has passed since the beginning of the stage (this is true in all stages, but is easier to control in Boss stages)… so if you do exactly the same thing each time (resulting in the exact same amount of time passing before you defeat Embryo’s first phase), you’ll always get the same color.

The powerup colors cycle in a “Red, Yellow, Blue” pattern. Since you want a Blue powerup here, if you get Yellow instead… on your next attempt, try delaying a tiny bit before finishing Embryo’s first phase. And if you get Red, try figuring out a way to finish the first phase a little faster (or delay long enough before finishing the phase for the cycle to move all the way from Red to Yellow to Blue).

So anyway… this video shows one way (each) for Cactus, Coral, Shiitake, and Liquorice to achieve “Scrambled Eggs”. The attack patterns I used (to get Embryo to drop a Blue powerup) aren’t the most efficient… but they are relatively easy to duplicate. So if you’re having trouble getting a Shutdown from Phase 1 Embryo, try following the attack patterns/timings I used here.

0:04 Cactus
0:36 Coral
1:14 Shiitake
1:50 Liquorice

Oh, and one additional note: Powering up your primary weapon from Level 1 to Level 2 (by collecting enough white energy crystals) will affect timing (your character will do more damage, so Phase 1 will end more quickly), so if you’re trying to duplicate the examples in this video, try to avoid powering up the primary weapon if I don’t (like with Liquorice, that’s why I attacked Embryo at an angle like that), and try to power up at about the same time if I do (like with Coral).

Anyway, hope that helps, and good luck!

More AAC Achievement videos:

More Cactus (character) videos:

More Coral videos:

More Shiitake videos:

More Liquorice videos:

Assault Android Cactus launch version (2015 Sep 23) notes:


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  • I tried doing this with Liquorice and kept failing because I couldn't get the secondary attack to go. I was repeatedly pressing the trigger and she's just sitting there doing nothing while he's down. I got the achievement on my first try with Cactus.

    Peter Schmidt
    Posted July 31, 2020
  • I'm still having a hard time with this. When I get the shutdown, he gets back up way too fast

    Posted July 31, 2020
  • I did it w Holly on final phase, by accident, with a blue lockdown pickup and her cannon.

    Rez Calm
    Posted July 31, 2020
  • Nice , this game is a lot of fun

    Posted July 31, 2020
  • Now i get this achivement 🙂

    Phil New
    Posted July 31, 2020

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