Contrast Guide – How To Unlock All Achievements and Trophies
Contrast is one of the two games that PlayStation Plus members are getting for free with their PS4, right alongside Resogun.
It’s a mix of 3D and 2D platforming with many puzzle elements. Players control a young detective named Dawn, who is able to move in 3D or flatten herself against walls, becoming a 2D silhouette who plays as a platformer.
To unlock all the collectibles related achievements and trophies, read our Contrast Collectibles Guide.
Contrast Achievements and Trophies
There are a total of 21 trophies in Contrast, all of them being Bronze, and players should be able to get all of them in a single playthrough. There are a number of trophies that may require you to restart or reload from a save point though.
There are 10 Trophies in act 1, 7 in act 2 and 4 in act 3. And without further ado, here they are, and how to get them:
To The Heroes Among Us
For this one you need to get the hidden Extra Life 2012 Logo. Enter a side room above the Connoisseur Gentlemen’s Club.
To get there, you’ll need to activate the phonograph in the street. This will let you get to a Luminary where you can jump down behind an iron gate and up the stairs, through the door. There will be a mechanism on the wall you can interact with.
A Carousel of Broken Dreams
You’ll unlock this when you complete Act 1.
A New Dimension
You’ll get this easily, by simply shifting dimensions for the first time.
You’ll unlock this by completing the game.
For this one you need to grab all the collectibles in Act 2. For a detailed guide on their locations head here.
You’ll unlock this by obtaining your second Luminary. The first one is not miss-able.
Just Like Harry
To get this one you need to jump over the crocodiles on your first try in the shadow theater. You can only get this during repair attractions. It’s not difficult to obtain but if you fail you need to reload.
No Backpack Bird Needed
You’ll get this when you jump into the treasure chest in the pirate ride.
You can only unlock this during the repair attraction in Pirate ride. You’ll be required to fire the cannon after the boat stops. When you’re going up the ramp look around for a pirate chest nearby opening and closing repeatedly. Jump into get this.
Not That Type Of Game!
Look for the gate that Didi opens for you, located between the Connoisseur Gentleman’s club and Ghost Note café. Next to it is a dark door with a neon sign that reads ‘24n Dirty 24n’. Try to enter it to make the trophy pop.
Now That’s Thinking With Shadows
You can get this by making the Void Jump on the way to the Cinema on their first attempt. It’s between two billboards that require a shadow shift, jump and shift. However there is another achievement for with you need to fail this jump, after completing this one, reload a save file and do the next one.
My God, It’s Full Of Stars
You’ll get this one by failing the Void Jump outlined above.
For this trophy you need to obtain all the collectibles in Act 1. For a detailed list of the collectibles go here.
The Family Life
For this one you need to examine Didi’s family pictures. At the start of Act 2 interact with the table lamp and then with the picture on the wall outside Didi’s bedroom.
For this one you need to get all the collectibles in Act 3. For a detailed list of the collectibles go here.
The Cyclops’ Bottle
You get this one after finding the bottle of the Cyclops in the Carousel area. Easy to miss this one, make sure to get this before the untying of the balloon during repair attractions. Turn on the Carousel with 2 luminaries, then shadow shift your way up the horses to the top of the carousel.
Interact with the bulb and jump back to the platform. Head to the rooftops then. When you get the Untangle Balloon objective go right to the patio on the rooftop. You’ll find it there on a table.
For this one you need to repair the three attractions. Remember that if you leave the attractions without repairing you will not get the opportunity to do so again.
How’d You Get In
You’ll unlock this one when you complete the workshop. For that you’ll need to start Vincenzo’s Amazing Solar machine using 2 luminaries. Then shadow the cannonball up to the balcony, and place it at the place at the top of the broken stairs.
After the cutscene move the lit cart so that you can use the stairs to walk up and shadow shift. Use the gear tooth to shift to the other side of the rotating gears.
Interact with the Solar Machine reset button to get to the ground floor. Find the janitor and shadow onto his back to access the balcony. Next room, climb the stairs and proceed. Shadow shift left and proceed to the back for the cut scene.
Let There Be Light
For this one, as the name implies, you need to complete the lighthouse. You can enter the lighthouse by shifting through the glass next to the door.
After that you need to turn on the spotlight, then move it onto the box next to the wall. Jump to box, interact shadow shift, and then drop box in shadow mode. Then shift and jump back to the spotlight.
In this way keep maneuvering the box using the spotlight until the box is accessible. Place it on the pressure plate and climb the stairs that have lowered. You’ll need to position the spotlight so that shifts over near you and use it to get to the next platform.
Pick up the box here and proceed onwards. Drop the box on another pressure plate. Next go up some stairs to find a switch to interact with. This will lower another catwalk to another area.
Interact with another switch and quickly run up ramp and shift through four shadow areas to reach next level. Jump up on the boxes to get to the rotating gears and quickly shift and work your way to the right jumping to the next level.
Look for another interactive box and put it next to the wall you just jumped down from. Now go to the area where you turned on the light source, you can do so again with the other one. Use the spotlight to move the box up to your right using shadows.
Reposition the spotlight to the position where it will lock on tons guided point.
Now jump up and position the box as you did before to lift it up to the next level. This time you will not be able to lift it straight up but use the wall to the right of the box and lift it up then over.
Now place the box on the pressure plate. The spotlight should be in a position that casts a shadow on the top of some pipes and a rotating beam. Jump up on the pipes then across to the wall and shift. Now dash to the beam shadow and over to the ramp.
Unlocked when you leave the Cabaret.
This Circus Is A Disaster!
You’ll unlock this one when you go through the circus tent towards the attractions.
You Broke My Finger!
Unlocked when you leave the Cinema.
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