Estimated time to Platinum: 2 – 4 hours
Trophies: 24. 1 / 7 / 7 / 9
Missable trophies: None
Glitched trophies: None
Difficulty related: None
Step 1: Tutorial
You will need to complete this for a single trophy, but you will also assure yourself of some other trophies within it. You will begin to understand what is needed to win in this game, so that’s a bonus.
During this step you’ll earn these trophies:
Fast as the Wind
Step 2: Mulitplayer / Online Race
You will need to win 5 races online for this game, and let’s be honest, it’s always best to get these out of the way quickly. Don’t worry about finding yourself a boost partner or anything, as you will be able to play against the AI, if there is no one else around.
You will also need to win a race in Split-Screen, so get that second controller ready.
You’ll be earning these trophies:
Let’s Do It
You and Me
Step 3: Spy Tournament
This is where you will spend most of your time. You will need to complete all missions for the platinum run, so a total of 17 races overall. The missions unlock only when you finished in 3rd or higher in the previous one.
Just play and enjoy the music and this platinum will come in no time.
During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
Home Sweet Home
Travel the World
All Around The World
Drop the Beat
Step 4: Cash Grind
You may need to grind out some currency to be able to purchase the remaining cars. This will not take too long, so have no worries. Check out trophy description of My Team to see what’s recommended.
During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
Tips and Strategies
Make sure that once you start a tournament, that you finish it. If you go back to the Main Menu during a tournament you will need to replay all the races again.
The whole game can be done on “Beginner Spy” difficulty, so that will take away any issues you may come across with regards to finishing outside the top positions.
Once you get used to drifting with the / you will be smashing your way through in no time. You can grab a boost at the start of the races by pressing just when the counter hits one.
Personally I used Echo as my main character, as they had the car with the fastest top speed.
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Unlock all trophies
Unlock all trophies
Win 10 Races
Simple enough. You can lower the difficulty to the lowest if you are struggling, however I highly anticipate that you will achieve this without even thinking.
|You and Me
Win an Online Race
See Social Network.
|Fast as the Wind
Boost up to 160 mph/260 km/h
This can be unlocked as part of the Tutorial, as this will teach you how to boost, and how to handle the car. Nothing too difficult and you should earn this trophy without even thinking about it.
|Let’s Do It
First Race Win
Online/Offline, it doesn’t matter. The first time you cross the line in first place you will be award this trophy.
Win a race with a Sh1ft3r Car
You can purchase you first Sh1ft3r Car from the Yoka Shop for 2,000 in game currency.
Once you have made the purchase head into Quick Race and select one of the purple bordered characters as your chosen driver. Win the next race and the trophy will be yours.
I personally used Shashi for this trophy after purchasing for 3,000.
Unlock an item in the Yoka Shop
The cheapest items in the Shop are the “Capoeira Kid” & “Sticker 1”. These are available for a whopping 500 in game currency, which you will be able to afford to buy after winning you first race in the Spy Tournament (750).
Unlock a vehicle in the Yoka Shop
The cheapest vehicles come in at 2,000 in game currency. You’ll be able to afford your first vehicle after winning the first mission.
They are located on the far left of the machine, and you can use the to scroll to the item.
|Drop the Beat
Unlock a music track in the Yoka Shop
The music tracks are 500 in game currency, so you’ll be able to afford your first one after winning you first race in the Spy Tournament.
They are located in the middle of the machine and each costs 500 at a time.
|Home Sweet Home
Unlock a gadget in the Yoka Shop
The gadgets are 750 in game currency, so you’ll be able to afford your first one after winning you first race in the Spy Tournament.
They are located in the middle of the machine and each costs 750 at a time.
Be sure to purchase the Arcade Cabinet ( Retro Gamer) for by going to the right side of the vending machine and using the to scroll to the item.
Unlock all cars in the Yoka Shop
You are going to need to do a bit of grinding for this one. You can either grind within championships, or via single lap quick races.
I found that replaying Mission 5 “South Pacific Tournament” was the quickest way to rack up money, as you get a nice little bonus for winning it.
Below are the prices of each Character/Car.
Scadan – 2,000
Moray – 2,000
Rafaela – 2,500
Woofer – 2,500
Pizza Rave – 2,500
Shashi – 3,000
Bone Grinder – 3,000
Win 5 Online Races
There is no need for any boosting partners in this one, as you are able to compete online against AI Bots.
Cross the line first after 3 laps of some beautiful scenic routes and you’ll have this done in no time.
Unlock the Arcade Cabinet in the Yoka Shop
See Home Sweet Home.
Win a race in SplitScreen
Grab yourself a second controller and head into multiplayer. There is nothing quite like beating the old rival at home.
You will need to be joined by at least one AI, but you can lower the laps to a single one to make this nice and quick.
Hit someone using the paintball gun for the first time
Once you have built up enough energy to fire the Paintball Gun with , line yourself up behind someone and shoot them down.
Use the Spy Skill of a character for the first time
“The Spy Skill” will be your best friend throughout this whole journey. Build up the power bar until you have enough power stored to utilise the skill by pressing .
This comes at part of the Tutorial.
Finish the Tutorial
Some of us will not normally do a Tutorial for these sorts of games, but in this one you have too. You may as well knock this one out first, as it could teach you a thing or two.
Win two missions with two different characters in the Spy Tournament
Once you have completed the first Championship “Los Angeles Cup”, make sure you select a different character to participate in the next championship, “Brazil Trophy”.
If you win this one too you will unlock this trophy.
Place first, second or third in the 1st Championship
The Los Angeles Cup is a face off between 8 highly skilled drivers in a championship points scoring type event. You will need to defeat the other 7 participants in four, 3 lap races to be crowned the Ultimate Champion.
Finishing in the Top 3 places overall will unlock the Brazil Trophy Championship.
|Travel the World
Place first, second or third in the 2nd Championship
The Brazil Trophy is a face off between 8 highly skilled drivers in a championship points scoring type event. You will need to defeat the other 7 participants in four, 3 lap races to be crowned the Ultimate Champion.
Finishing in the Top 3 places overall will unlock the Sahara Tour Championship.
|All Around The World
Place first, second or third in the 3rd Championship
The Sahara Tour is a face off between 8 highly skilled drivers in a championship points scoring type event. You will need to defeat the other 7 participants in four, 3 lap races to be crowned the Ultimate Champion.
Finishing in the Top 3 places overall will unlock the South Pacific Tournament.
Place first, second or third in the 4th Championship
The South Pacific Tournament is a face off between 8 highly skilled drivers in a championship points scoring type event. You will need to defeat the other 7 participants in four, 3 lap races to be crowned the Ultimate Champion.
Finishing in the Top 3 places overall will unlock the final event Chasing Shadows.
Finish the Spy Tournament
Once you have completed the final event against Shashi you will be awarded this trophy.
Race in the Final Event
As soon as the race starts in Mission 5 you will earn this trophy.