FAQ/Walkthrough by knuckles_sonic8
Happy Feet on SuperCheats.com
Happy Feet
Walkthrough
Version 0.5
Created by: knuckles_sonic8 

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Table of Contents:

i. INTRODUCTORY NOTE
1. Disclaimer
2. FAQ Information
3. Game Information
4. Version History
5. Main Menu
6. Story Mode
(6a) Dancing Stages
(6b) Collection Stages
(6c) Race Stages
(6d) Checkpoint Stages
(6e) Flee Stages
7. Family Mode
8. Extras/Unlockables
9. My Review
10. FAQ
11. Backlog
12. Acknowledgements/Final Statements 

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i. INTRODUCTORY NOTE

Yes, I'm sure you've noticed the change in accounts by now. It's been a 
long time since 
I've been on GFAQS or GS but I'm back for now. I had no choice but to 
make a new account 
and I will elaborate: 

First, I'd like to say that it TRULY is me and to minimize confusion 
(sorta.. :P) I named 
my new account with a similar name. My email is still the same, 
knucklessonic8@gmail.com 'case if you have doubts.

Second, the reason behind me making my new account: basically, I lost 
my password to my GS account and after months of trying to get it back, 
no dice.. What happened was, the email address I saved the changes for 
was wrong so I couldn't even send myself a Password Request Form. It 
was frustrating cause I knew there was no way any of the administrators 
would believe it was really me so I really had no choice.

I've received literally LOADS of emails regarding many of my FAQS, 
prominently for Sonic Riders, and Need for Speed: MW 5-1-0. You can 
look forward to possible updates and even new FAQ's for some other 
games by me.

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1. Disclaimer

I give permission to www.gamefaqs.com to use my FAQ on 
their site. No other site, nor individual person, may use 
my FAQ in its entirety, or part of it, by ripping off, 
copying and pasting, selling, rewriting, redistributing 
or in any way shape or form duplicating or taking part of 
this FAQ without documented permission from me. To violate
any of the above is a serious crime and you will be dealt 
with by the law. 

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2. FAQ Information

I made this FAQ simply because there was no Walkthrough for it
anywhere at the time this is being made and it's a game I
have in my Wii Collection (it's in my collection, but it's
not mine exactly). Be aware that this guide contains SPOILERS 
about the unlockables in the game. If you do not want to spoil 
things for yourself, you are reading this guide at your own risk! 
Be aware of this.

NOTE: Before we begin, note that this walkthrough was made for the WII 
VERSION of the game.

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3. Game Information

Title: Happy Feet
Platform: Multi-platform
My Rating: 6.2/10
Number of Players: 1 (2 Simultaneous for Multiplayer)
Requirements for Multiplayer: 2 Wii-Remotes
Blocks: 1

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4. Version History

Version 0.5 - The guide meets GameFAQS standards, however,
details in some of the sections could be added in a later
version. All silver and gold medal requirements recorded. FAQ
well on its way to completion. Main format created.

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5. Main Menu

Okay, welcome to my guide for Happy Feet (Wii version is the one
this guide is geared towards). First thing's first, the modes. We have:

-New Game
-Load Game
-Family Mode (I always laugh at the name...)
-Options
-Extras
 *Unlockables
 *Credits

Not a wide selection, I know but anyway...

-New Game: Simply start a new game in the game's main mode: Story
Mode. Progress through the stages to advance the story and earn gold
medals to earn unlockable movies.
-Load Game: Continue a game previously started in Story Mode. So you
know, you can save up to 3 different files for the game. 

Each save file will appear like this:
_________________________________________
|                                       |
|    ________                           |
|   |        |                          |
|   |   1    |    XXXXXXXX     XXX   X  |
|    ________         2         3    4  |
|                                       |
_________________________________________

1. Screenshot of the last completed stage.
2. The name of the last completed stage.
3. The time/score/percentage you completed the stage with. Do not
be confused, though, as the last thing you'll see is a % as the
last stage is a Dancing Stage. This is NOT the % how much you've
completed the game, but the accuracy rate you earned on that stage.
4. The medal you earned on the last stage you completed.

-Family Mode: The game's multiplayer mode. Although I've never
tried it, it was a smart move for Midway to add this to the game as
once you're done Story Mode, there's not much else to do in the game...
And, bonus, the game only requires two Wii Remotes. Score! Yeah...
-Options: Configure settings.
-Extras: View the Credit Roll and see how worked on the game or view 
hidden
movies you've unlocked from the game's Story Mode.

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6. Story Mode

The game's main mode whereby completing stages advances the storyline.
Before we get into the stages, let's talk controls for a sec, shall we?

*** Dancing

Somewhat like DDR, move the controller Up, Down, Left or Right in the 
direction that the arrows indicate once they reach the top of the 
screen. 

Two notes indicate that you must swing the Wii Remote in that direction 
twice
in a row.

EASY, MEDIUM or HARD difficulties available. Unless you're below the 
age of 10, stick with Hard. Earning a Gold Medal on the last stage can 
so easily be earned with difficulty set to Easy. 

*** Belly-Sledding
Since you're going downhill, no button input is required for 
acceleration. 
This gameplay feature requires you hold the game like you're playing 
Super
Paper Mario or Sonic/Secret Rings. Hold it sideways.

-Tilt the control Left/Right to move in the desired direction.
-Rocks will slow you down and cause you to fumble. Watch out.
-Ice will allow you to go a little faster.
-Press '2 Button' to jump.
-Hold the '2 Button' and swing to perform a trick and increase speed.

Best feature IMO.

*** Swimming

Again, hold the controller sideways. These stages are, for the most 
part, "on rails".

-Tilt the control Up/DownLeft/Right to move in the desired direction.
-Bubbles will replenish air (although you'll very rarely come close to 
running out unless you're doing the Flee missions)
-Whirlpools (?) will give you a very quick speed boost. Get three in a 
row and each
boost after that will be at a consistent, face paced-speed. If you miss 
one, though, you'll go back to 0 (normal speed) and start over again to 
increase your speed. The
boosts have after-effects for when you're swimming without any boosts 
in the area.
This fast-paced system is very difficult to master in later stages for 
a child. I
really don't know how a child could get Gold Medals on some of the 
stages on their own...

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All stages have been splitted by categories
depending on their main gameplay element. Swimming stages fall under 
Race, 
or Checkpoint, Collection stages depending on the game's major element. 
No belly-sledding or dancing stages are underwater; all Flee stages are 
underwater.

Each of the below categories will elaborate regarding the controls
for each of the varying gameplay elements.

All difficulty ratings are out of 5 stars (*) and represent the 
difficulty ratings
for earning a Gold Medal.

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(6a) Dancing Stages

Out of the Egg 
Silver Medal Requirement: 60% - 79%
Gold Medal Requirement: 80%
Difficulty: *

Mumble the Outsider
Silver Medal Requirement: 60% - 79%
Gold Medal Requirement: 80%
Difficulty: *

Somebody to Love
Silver Medal Requirement: 65% - 84%
Gold Medal Requirement: 85%
Difficulty: *

Amigo Party
Silver Medal Requirement: 70% - 89%
Gold Medal Requirement: 90%
Difficulty: **

Boogie Wonderland
Silver Medal Requirement: 70% - 89%
Gold Medal Requirement: 90%
Difficulty: **

Driving Gloria Away
Silver Medal Requirement: 75% - 94%
Gold Medal Requirement: 95%
Difficulty: **

The Zoo
Silver Medal Requirement: 75% - 94%
Gold Medal Requirement: 95%
Difficulty: ***

All Together Now
Silver Medal Requirement: 80% - 99%
Gold Medal Requirement: 100%
Difficulty: ****


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(6b) Collection Stages

Mumble Meets His Mama
Silver Medal Requirement: 25 - 34
Gold Medal Requirement: 35
My Best: 43
Difficulty: **

Miss Viola's Class
Silver Medal Requirement: 30 - 39
Gold Medal Requirement: 40
My Best: 43
Difficulty: ***

Graduation Swim
Silver Medal Requirement: 25 - 34
Gold Medal Requirement: 35
My Best: 42
Difficulty: **

Follow that Skua!
Silver Medal Requirement: 45 - 59
Gold Medal Requirement: 60
My Best: 71
Difficulty: ***

Sled to Adelie Land
Silver Medal Requirement: 30 - 39
Gold Medal Requirement: 40
My Best: 46
Difficulty: ***

"Get them Lovestones!"
Silver Medal Requirement: 35 - 44
Gold Medal Requirement: 45
My Best: 45
Difficulty: ****

Lovestones for Lovelace
Silver Medal Requirement: 55 - 69
Gold Medal Requirement: 70
My Best: 73
Difficulty: ****

Land of the Elephant Seals
Silver Medal Requirement: 50 - 59
Gold Medal Requirement: 60
My Best: 64
Difficulty: ****

Sledding Thru Blizzard County
Silver Medal Requirement: 70 - 79
Gold Medal Requirement: 80
My Best: 89
Difficulty: ****


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(6c) Race Stages

Race Gloria to Penguin Elementary
Silver Medal Requirement: 2:55 - 2:51
Gold Medal Requirement: 2:50
My Best: 2:38
Difficulty: **

Graduation Day
Silver Medal Requirement: 2:20 - 2:09
Gold Medal Requirement: 2:10
My Best: 2:03
Difficulty: **

Amigo Racing
Silver Medal Requirement: 3:10 - 3:09
Gold Medal Requirement: 3:00
My Best: 2:49
Difficulty: ***

Racing into Exile
Silver Medal Requirement: 3:05 - 2:49
Gold Medal Requirement: 2:50
My Best: 2:39
Difficulty: ****


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(6d) Checkpoint Stages 
*Remember, the key in these stages is to get the highest time you can.

Cooling the Pipes (Underwater)
Silver Medal Requirement:
Gold Medal Requirement:
Difficulty: ***
Strategy:
-You'll need to get pretty much all the boosts here and after going 
down to Normal Speed (because of missing Speed Boosts) like 3 times or 
more, I guarantee you won't make the Gold Medal. You'll need to 
maintain a consistent Speed to reach the end in time for the Gold 
Medal.

Escape from the Skua
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:10 - 0:19
Gold Medal Requirement: 0:20
My Best: 0:31
Difficulty: *** (**** for a younger player)
Strategy Tips:
-Tricks are somewhat key here. Be sure to do multiple tricks when given 
the opportunity and try to jump over large hills and get a trick in or 
two.

Get that Fish! (Underwater)
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:25 - 0:39
Gold Medal Requirement: 0:40
Difficulty: ****

Alien Encounter (Underwater)
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:40 - 0:49
Gold Medal Requirement: 0:50
My Besst: 0:52
Difficulty: *****
Strategy Tip:
-Hardest mission in the game. Be prepared to spend a lot of time here 
going for the Gold
Medal. There's very little room for error. There's almost no way a 
small child could do this successfully in the required time, IMO. 
Prepare to be frustrated when you're swimming towards the goal at the 
end and you miss the Gold Medal by a couple of seconds... >_< I've had 
to do this mission like 5 times before getting the Gold Medal.
-If you don't have Level 3 speed for the majority of the stage, you 
won't have a chance. If you also run out near the end, your chances of 
making it are very low as there are a lot of boosts here and Level 3 
speed is a requirement. 

Collapsing Caverns (Underwater)
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:30 - 0:49
Gold Medal Requirement: 0:50
My Best: 0:54
Difficulty: ****

Getting Away From It All
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:20 - 0:44
Gold Medal Requirement: 0:45
My Best: 0:57
Difficulty: ****

Still Racing Away
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:50 - 1:09
Gold Medal Requirement: 1:10
My Best: 1:12
Difficulty: ****

Into the Unknown
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:20 - 0:39
Gold Medal Requirement: 0:40
My Best: 0:48
Difficulty: *

Home at Last
Silver Medal Requirement: 0:10 - 0:14
Gold Medal Requirement: 0:15
My Best: 0:29
Difficulty: ****


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(6e) Flee Stages

Controls:

Escape the Leopard Seal 
Silver Medal Requirement: 5, 4, 3
Gold Medal Requirement: 2
My Best: 2
Difficulty: ***

Return of the Leopard Seal
Silver Medal Requirement: 3, 2
Gold Medal Requirement: 1
My Best: 1
Difficulty: ****

Orca Attack
Silver Medal Requirement: 1
Gold Medal Requirement: 0
My Best: 0 
Difficulty: **** (***** for a smaller child)


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(7f) All Stages

This section lists all the stages by the order you'll find them in 
Story Mode.

Out of the Egg 
Mumble Meets His Mama
Race Gloria to Penguin Elementary
Miss Viola's Class
Cooling the Pipes
Mumble the Outsider
Escape from the Skua
Graduation Day
Graduation Swim
Get that Fish!
Follow that Skua!
Somebody to Love
Escape the Leopard Seal
Sled to Adelie Land
Amigo Party
"Get them Lovestones!"
Amigo Racing
Alien Encounter
Collapsing Caverns
Lovestones for Lovelace
Boogie Wonderland
Racing into Exile
Return of the Leopard Seal
Getting Away From It All
Still Racing Away
Driving Gloria Away
Land of the Elephant Seals
Sledding Thru Blizzard County
Orca Attack
Into the Unknown
The Zoo
Home at Last
All Together Now

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8. Family Mode

I don't know how the menu's look but this mode contains three different
mini-games for you to participate in. I've never played this mode
as I still only have 1 Wii-Remote so some of the info is
from the game's manual.

* Race: Although you'd think that two players would race down a 
mountain,
two players must co-operatively head down the mountain. One manuevering
down the mountain and the other pressing sequences of buttons to avoid
large obstacles. It would've been better if they let you race, 
though...

* Dancing: Yep, you guessed it, two players battle it out to see who 
can
get the highest accuracy rate (%) of properly executed notes. Most 
likely
contains all the songs from the Main Game.

* Swimming: Two players race to collect three scattered collectables 
underwater. The first player to find three collectables wins. Imagine 
all 
the fun you'll have in this mode!! (note the sarcasm...) >_<

Nice addition to the game to add replay value, if I say so myself.

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9. Extras/Unlockables

Collecting gold medals will earn you unlockable movies (no, not
from the film but) from the game. The following are all the
unlockable movies in the game and the conditions that 
must be met in order to unlock them:

-Out of the Egg (1 Gold Medal)
-Mumble the Outsider (6)
-Somebody to Love (12)
-Amigo Racing (15)
-Boogie Wonderland (21)
-Driving Gloria Away (26)
-The Zoo (31)
-All Together Now (33)

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10. My Review

This section lists both my review of the game and the film:

COMING SOON. Will most likely appear in the next update.

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11. FAQ

Q: Are you done the game?
A: Yes I am completely done the game. I completed the game
mainly because I wanted to see if the unlockables were worth
striving for and if earning all Gold Medals would be a daunting
task.

Q: What was your favorite type of gameplay?
A: I'd have to say the Racing ones, for sure. Swimming ones got me 
frustrated
at times and the way they made the game, I can't imagine a younger
child getting a Gold Medal on those stages. Flee stages were kind
of annoying, and the Dancing ones were just plain easy - even on the
Hard difficulty.

Q: Who would you recommend this game to? I'm currently wondering if
I should purchase it.
A: I would only recommend this to the following people: (a) a HUGE 
fan of Happy Feet, or, (b) a parent looking for a game that their child
can play to get used to the Wii Remote's controls. Otherwise, I 
wouldn't 
recommend this game to anyone. I have to admit maybe the Multiplayer 
modes add a bit of replay value (never tried them) as they do only
require two Wii Remotes but once you're done with Story Mode (the only
other playable mode), there's not much else to do other than going for
high-scores...

Q: Was it hard to unlock everything?
A: Actually, it was surprisingly and I'm over the Target Audience 
the game is geared towards. It was only the Swimming stages that
really gave me trouble since you need to be quick and use like
every speed boost to get a gold medal on that stage. Other than maybe
the Flee stages, no other gameplay-type should give you a lot of
trouble.

Q: Can you work on a guide with me?
A: Sure, I'd love to, just email me and let me know ths specifics. But
this doesn't really relate to the game (much less this guide) now does 
it?

Q: Can I work on this guide with you? Pretty please!!!
A: Well, you can certainly contribute comments to my guide to help me
improve it but this is probably my best guide on the site thus far
and I'd like to keep this as an individual project. Sorry, but thanks
in advance.

Q: Can you help me with the ____ stage? I'm having trouble!
A: I am trying my best to update the stages and go as much detail
as I can but if you're really stuck, just e-mail me and I'll
see what I can do. But please make the subject "Happy Feet 
Walkthrough".
And please don't send me messages I can't even read... >_>

Q: How can I show my appreciation/hate for your guide?
A: Simply by rating it here on GameFAQS so I can know if I'm doing a 
good job on this guide. Don't worry, I won't track you down if you
give me a "1" but I DEFINITELY wil be a bit concerned as will other
users who view your abysmal rating. Anyway, I'll leave this in your
hands.

Q: Your guide's not helpful at all! 
A: Well, that's quite a claim. If you have ANY discrepencies, be sure 
to email me at the address shown below. I will be glad to hear you
out...just don't be silly about it and keep in mind the effort
that went into the making of this guide. 

Q: What's in YOUR Wii Collection?
A: I currently own Monkey Ball, Rayman and Wii Sports (and this, but 
it's not 
mine exactly). I've rented quite a few games, though, like Barnyard, 
Elebits,
SSX Blur, and Sonic and the Secret Rings. I just don't have the money, 
that's
all. 

Q: Quick: Rayman or Monkey Ball?!
A: I'm a big Monkey Ball fan but I've been an even longer Rayman fan. 
I'm more
devoted to Monkey Ball, so I bought it right away a month after it came 
out. 
I bought Rayman 3-4 months after it came out I believe. For 4 players, 
I can't recommend either cause I've never tried either with more than 
one Wii-Remote. If you'll ALWAYS be playing by yourself, I'd say 
Rayman. The game is the hardest game to COMPLETELY master
of its genre (or any other game on the Wii for that matter, IMO..). 
Monkey Ball is good also, it's just that I found more replay value out 
of Rayman. If you want a quick rating see below.

Q: What are your opinions on (insert game name here)?
A: You'll know if I ever make an FAQ for one of the games, and 
especially for the
Wii, it's more than likely I will. But roughly, for the games I've 
tried:
 -Rayman: 9.5/10
 -Monkey Ball: 9/10
 -Barnyard: 8/10 (One of the best games based on an animated movie)
 -Elebits: 9/10
 -SSX Blur: 9.5/10
 -Sonic and the Secret Rings: 8.5/10
 -Wii Sports: 8/10
 -Super Paper Mario: 8.5/10 (Rented it for a week; made it to 8-3. Not 
much Replay Value.)
 -Happy Feet: 6/10

Q: What game are you planning on getting next?
A: Wii Play (I DESPERATELY need another Wii Remote), Elebits then SSX 
Blur. 
I would have already gotten Sonic and the Secret Rings but after I 
rented it, I decided not to get it anymore.

Q: Would you ever buy Super Paper Mario?
A: You kidding me? Nah.. I'm not going to waste like 60 bucks on that, 
considering I was
near the end it the only replay value I could forsee in gaining out of 
that game would
be from the exciting mini-games, but that won't captivate my interest 
for too long... Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the game along the way 
and it's definitely a step in the right direction for the series, but 
it's just not long enough to capture my prolonged
attention as I'm sure many others will agree.

Q: What Wii games are you tracking that are in development?
A: I'm currently awaiting Mario Party 8 with eager anticipation but I'm 
really
stoked to finally try DDR for the first time with Hottest Party. It 
sounds
really cool. I'm also stoked over Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, 
Animal 
Crossing, Super Mario Galaxy and Brain Academy: Wii Degree 
(never tried as I don't have a DS so it'll be interesting for me to try 
it). 
I may give NiGHTS for the Wii a try but as I've only played him in 
Sonic Riders, 
I'm not a huge fan...

Q: Aren't you on TSC?
A: Yep! C'mon over to Sonic Center for Sonic Competition if you're 
interested.

Q: Are you on EliteScores as well?
A: Yep! Recently joined. Currently proud of my Monkey Wars records. 
Head on over
if you're interested in Monkey Ball or Wii Sports competition.

Q: Weren't you head of a union over on GS...?
A: Yep... Surprised people still remember. Bet they'll be glad to know 
I have
so many world records for Sonic Riders now and I am the current game 
champion
over on TSC.

Q: Weren't you that guy that loves Sonic Shuffle/Blinx?
A: Yes, yes. All me. Still play them regularly. Someday Shuffle will 
have a 
sequel; or at least a new Party Game (not SATSR-type: exclusively 
Party) would 
be REALLY nice.

Q: What's your favorite theme song from a game ever, right now?
A: I'd have to say Dreams of an Absolution from Sonic the Hedgehog. And 
no, I've
never tried the game... it's too bad I can't. Always wanted to play 
Wave Ocean. :)

Q: Are you running out of questions?
A: Sorta. That and I'm already quite off-topic from this Walkthrough.

Q: What FAQ's can we look forward to soon?
A: Possibly Sonic and the Secret Rings, Barnyard, Monkey Ball: Banana 
Blitz and I was going to do one for the Arcade games in Super Paper 
Mario but someone already did that so I won't bother. 

HINT: Sonic and the Secret Rings guide will appear next. A guide for 
the Party Mode if you're interested.

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12. Backlog

I created this section in keeping with my other Sonic Riders 
walkthrough
to help me, personally, to see what's left to do for my Walkthrough
to attain to completion. This section wouldn't
probably serve much use to you so just omit this as this is
more intended for my own personal use.


Version 0.5
 - Reviews needed.
 - All details on each stage needed; need to go more in-depth next 
version.
 - Add difficulty ratings to all stages.


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13. Acknowledgements/Final Statements

Thanks to:

-My fingers, for typing this guide
-GameFAQS, for hosting it on their site
-The Game Manual, where I derived some of my info from
-The developers, for making the game and allowing me to make
a walkthrough for it
-TSC, for continuing to rock!
-You, for reading my guide


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