STEEL STRIDER – 100% Full Achievement Guide

A guide to help complete achievements for Steel Strider.

How to Obtain All Achievements

Introduction

Steel Strider is a fun game. Unfortunately, it has several broken or otherwise mislabeled achievements which can be very frustrating for gamers.

As this game has no other achievement guides that I have been able to find in order to sort these all out, I have made my own and now share it with others, like me, who just want to play the game and complete a few achievements without being frustrated on figuring out what actually works.

This guide itself is by no means perfect, so if something is incorrect or has changed (like something in the game getting fixed), I’m happy to update it.

With the exception of ‘Argo Express Finest’, everything should be completable on Easy.

If you wish to re-post elsewhere, please provide credit. Thank you for reading and hope this helps.

Game Completions

  • Argo Express Rookie – Complete on Easy. Self explainatory.
  • Argo Express Finest – Complete on Normal or above. Self explainatory.

Most of these should come naturally through normal play. Unfortunately, 2 are clearly broken at this time.

  • Up Close and Personal – Finish any stage using only the Plasma Blade melee weapon. This is a Default melee weapon.
  • A Stab in the dark – Destroy 25 airborne (flying or jumping) enemies using the Plasma Blade melee weapon. Can be completed with Aerial Terror. Default melee weapon. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. 1st flyer appears on 1-3. Easier on early stages as enemies like to keep their distance in later stages.
  • Cheapskate Gunman – Finish any mission using only the default Handgun. Default ranged weapon.
  • Pea-shooting Extraordinaire – Destroy 100 enemies using the Handgun. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. Default ranged weapon.
  • Bot with the Golden Gun – Destroy 50 enemies using the level 3 Handgun. 1st obtained on mission xx. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. 1st obtained on mission 3-9.
  • Shoot’em Up! – Finish any stage with only the Assault Rifle. 1st obtained on mission 1-2.
  • Assault Suit Gemini – Destroy 100 enemies using the Assault Rifle. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. 1st obtained on mission 1-2.
  • Spread Menace – Destroy 100 enemies using the Shotgun. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. 1st obtained on mission 1-2.
  • Bombbastic – Destroy 100 enemies using the Grenade launcher. 1st obtained on mission 1-5. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. Achievement currently broken.
  • Armor Breaker – Destroy 100 enemies using the Rocket launcher. 1st obtained on mission 1-9. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. Achievement currently broken.
  • Portable Circus – Destroy 100 enemies using the Missile launcher. 1st obtained on mission 2-1. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs.
  • Cooking with light – Destroy 100 using the Lightning weapon. 1st obtained on mission 2-3. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs.
  • Heavenly Heavens Penetrator – Destroy 100 total using the Railgun. 1st obtained on mission 2-4. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs.
  • Superior Firepower – Collect all level 2 versions of each weapon (except Plasma Blade). Should be completable at minimum thru stages 1-9 to 3-5.
  • Supercharged M.C.R. Gemini – Collect all level 3 versions of each weapon (except Plasma Blade). Should be completable at minimum thru stages 3-9 to 4-4.

Boss Fights

Unfortunately 3 of these achievements appear broken at this time. Most of the rest have their description mislabeled for the stages they should trigger on.

  • Untouchable – Defeat any boss without taking any damage. 1st boss encounter is stage 1-3.
  • Lightning Strikes – Defeat stage 1-3 boss. Achievement is seemingly broken currently.
  • Moonwalker – Defeat the giant mech boss while running across the bridge on stage 1-6 (not 1-4).
  • Lightning Strikes Twice – Defeat the boss on stage 1-7 (not 1-8). Repeat of the stage 1-3 boss.
  • Arachnophobia – Defeat the boss on stage 1-8 (not 1-6).
  • Venerable Warhorse – Defeat the Saladin mech boss on stage 1-10.
  • Shield Breaker – Destroy the shield held by the Saladin bosses. Encountered on stages 1-10 & 4-4.
  • Fierce Defender – Defeat the boss on stage 2-2.
  • Searing Diplomacy – Defeat the boss on stage 2-4 (not 2-3).
  • Last Express to Hell – Defeat the running mech boss on stage 2-6 (not 2-5) after running across the train cars.
  • Painkiller – Defeat the boss on stage 2-8 (not 2-7).
  • Shoot the core! – Defeat the boss on stage 2-9.
  • Trafalgar Square’d – Should trigger after completing stage 3-4. Achievement is seemingly broken currently.
  • Brought a knife to a gunfight – Defeat the spinny floating mech boss on stage 3-7 (not 3-6).
  • Yarrr DEAD! – Defeat the boss on stage 3-10.
  • High Caliber Slingshot – Defeat the flying mech boss on stage 4-1.
  • Heart on Fire – Defeat the boss on stage 4-3 (not 4-4).
  • The Legend Never Dies – Defeat the Saladin boss on stage 4-4 (not 4-5).
  • Blast from the Past – Defeat the final boss on stage 4-6. Has 2 modes, on ground followed by a flying battle. Achievement is seemingly broken currently.

Destruction Missions

These should all come naturally through normal play.

  • Aerial Terror – Destroy 100 airborne (flying or jumping) enemies throughout the game. Can be combined with ‘A Stab in the Dark’. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs. 1st flyers appear on stage 1-3. Best missions to farm are 1-3, 3-1 & 4-1 as the missions are short with almost all flyers. Save at start, complete and re-load save.
  • Destroy Property – Destroy 50 of the destroyable boxes littered throughout the stages.
  • Explosive Parcel Delivery – Destroy 100 enemies. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs.
  • Express Destructive Service – Destroy 500 enemies. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs.
  • Undercover Space Postman – Destroy 1000 enemies. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs.
  • Ultimate Galactic Postal Service – Destroy 5000 enemies. Cumulative over multiple playthroughs.

Misc Extras

  • Ninja Bot – Avoid alarm sensors on 1 stage. Completable on stage 2-5 or 2-7. While not broken, it does appear finicky on how the achievement triggers.
  • Sound the alarm – Stages 2-5 & 2-7. Can be completed on 1 stage, but it doesn’t appear to always count each time.
  • Don’t trend on me – Step on any land mine and survive the blast. 1st encountered on 1-9.
  • Took the wrong step – Step on any land mine and die from it. 1st encountered on 1-9.
  • Suicidal Tendencies – Fall down into any pit and die. 1st mission encounter on 1-4.
  • Unbreakable – Clear any stage without taking any damage.

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