Happy Feet Walkthrough Version 0.5 Created by: knuckles_sonic8 ************************************** 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 ************************************** 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, email@example.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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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... ____________________________ 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. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (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: **** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (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: **** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (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: **** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (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: **** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (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) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 I hope you enjoyed my Walkthrough! Why not rate it when you're done? Thank you in advance. For any questions and/or concerns you have with this guide, please email me at (no, it hasn't changed even during my departure from GFAQS): " firstname.lastname@example.org " NO OTHER EMAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS YOU PUT THE SUBJECT AS: "Happy Feet Walkthrough" Please DO NOT send me Spam, viruses, etc. and please write properly so I can understand what you're trying to say! Otherwise, I hope you were helped from this guide.