A guide to getting all the achievements in Lenna's Inception.
List of Achievements
|"No Other Way"
|Kill a dungeon boss.
|"Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun"
|After you get the Power of Fortitude in the first dungeon, go to the Shadow Temple (it's marked on the map) and put the Power of Fortitude in the diamond-shaped slot.
|"Mystery Item VII"
|Somewhere in the western part of the map, you can find the 3 Bears' Cottage. Go in and agree to help, then hide from Goldilocks when she comes in. Just hide behind furniture, such as tables, bookshelves, boxes. When she goes up to the next room, stay to the right, because she starts on the left side of the second room. Once you successfully catch her, the soldier will leave the police report on the floor near the bed. Be sure to pick it up.
|"Don't Judge a Book"
|After you talk to Paige the first time, you can find library books in random locations. After you find 8 library books, go talk to Paige and agree to have her come with you.
|"Mystery Item VIII"
|Find 11 library books, then talk to Paige. Kill marshmallows and get 10 of their corpses (for example, kill the giant marshmallow in random underground dungeons), then talk to Paige again and say yes.
|"Study the Blade"
|You can find meteors in random locations. After you have 15 meteors, talk to the Blacksmith (marked on the map) to get the Damascus Katana. Press and hold the attack button, then let go when the sword starts flashing.
|"Sequence Break III"
|Melt ice before you obtain the lighter. One way to do this is to find the Phoenix Ash, which drops in a random location, use it on Henrietta to evolve her into MeggaHenrietta, then try to have her walk through some ice. Another way is to find some wizard chameleons and get them to spit a fireball at some ice. Or, if you find a Fire Potion or Fire Tunic, you can use it and walk up against ice.
|"Sequence Break II"
|Blow up a rock before you obtain the bombs. One way to do this is to find bombshells (snails that explode) and make one explode next to rocks. Another way is to find an Explosion Potion or Explosion Tunic and wear it next to some rocks.
|"Hops and Dreams"
|Drop a beer potion on yourself.
|"Mystery Item VI"
|Find the woodcutter in the eastern half of the island. He gives you an axe. Use it in the overworld whenever you find trees or other objects at the edge of the screen that shake when you push them. This will reveal a glitched area with rare items inside. The first time you do this, the woodcutter gives you the Error Log.
|"Mystery Item IV"
|Find the Strange Cave in the eastern half of the island, and talk to the person outside of it, then go inside and kill all the monsters that appear. You will get the Beta Cup.
|"Ashes to Ashes"
|Find the Phoenix Ash, which drops in a random location, use it on Henrietta to evolve her into MeggaHenrietta.
|"Fear and Loathing"
|Drop a hallucination potion on yourself.
|Push gravestones downward to see if there is a ladder down to a cave. In 32-bit mode, pushable gravestones have a triangle pointing downward on them. In 8-bit mode, pushable gravestones look broken instead of rounded.
|"40 Minutes Or Your Money Back"
|Find the phone number for pizza delivery. You can find it in one of the cutscenes after a boss as well as by finding the missing library book that has it. Manually enter the phone number using the Enter Number option in the phone menu, and order a pizza.
|You can find meteors in random locations. After you have 15 meteors, talk to the Blacksmith (marked on the map) to get the Tungsten Sword. Press and hold the attack button, then let go when the sword starts flashing.
|"Mystery Item V"
|Find the Status Effects Shop in the eastern half of the island. Then find the Strange Cave in the eastern half of the island to get Tressa's phone number. Call it, then talk to Paige. Then go to the Guild LLC and answer the security questions. The answers can be found in the Status Effects Shop. (Older brother: Potter, younger brother: Tunley.) Then call Tressa's Mom, and finally, go into any dungeon to meet Tressa, who gives you the patent.
|"Mystery Item II"
|Find the traveling merchant four times to get the Book of Changes. The traveling merchant can be found in the eastern half of the island. After finding the merchant for the fourth time, you get the Book of Changes.
|"Mystery Item III"
|Go to the Guild LLC and go up the ladder to the investment game. Deposit 1000¢, then try to withdraw it all 1000¢ and you will get the IOU. (You can deposit more than 1000¢ if you wish, but the bank won't let you withdraw any of it after you get the IOU. This may be a bug.)
|Double your money in a single trade at the bank. PALC has the lowest share value at first, so it's probably best to buy one share of PALC and keep trying until you double it.
|"Sequence Break I"
|Access a dungeon without defeating the boss in the dungeon before it. This is easily done by leaving a dungeon after getting the treasure from it, because the treasure will allow you to get past the obstacles to the next one.
|"Am I Doing This Right?"
|Complete the game by killing dungeon bosses to get all the Corrupted Memories, defeating the Chairman and Delvin, and blowing into the cartridge.
|"No Stone Unturned"
|Visit all screens of the overworld map.
|Find the missing library book that has the phone number for Tombs & Tentacles in it. Manually enter the phone number using the Enter Number option in the phone menu.
|"Mystery Item I"
|Complete the trading sequence.
|Look for caves in the overworld, and by cutting grass and removing other obstacles, pushing gravestones, going to dead ends in dungeons, and so on. Then find a ladder to another cave within the cave. You may need to bomb a wall to find a hidden room in the cave. Look at the map in the cave to see if there are extra map squares with no rooms in them, then try pushing on the walls to see if there is a secret weak wall leading to one of those map squares.
|Kill a Whirligig. These can be killed after you get the bow. Hold the bow button to charge up a shot, then shoot the Whirligig.
|"Magical Mystery Torus"
|Go to an edge of the overworld where there is no wall between you and the deep water. Use a Hover Potion or wear the Hover Tunic, then float over the water and go to the next screen.
|"A Challenger Approaches"
|From the title screen, go to New Game, and play one of the challenges (Daily Seed, 1 Dungeon, All Dungeons, etc.)
|You first have to get the Power of Compassion, which Daniel will give you after you get the treasure of the fourth dungeon and go outside. Then, use the Power of Compassion on all eight dungeon bosses when they are almost dead. You can tell if the Power of Compassion is usable by assigning it to one of your action buttons. It will start floating in a circle when it is usable. However, the Power of Compassion will only work on a boss if you have the Mystery Item specific to each boss. The Mystery Items will be displayed on the left side of the Key Items screen. One clue to which item you need for each boss is at the beginning of the game, in the school. You can check on each student's desk, and talk to each student, to determine which item each one would like as a gift. The gifts for each boss are random for each random seed, except for the binoculars for Azraflail, since Azraflail is always the first boss.
|"Two Can Play At That Game"
|You can get this achievement while playing solo. Once you have the Power of Fortitude, go to the Shadow Temple to unlock co-op play. Then go to the settings menu and go to multiplayer, and press right to move the input method to the other side. Then exit the pause menu and Shadow Lenna will appear. You can go back to Multiplayer and press left to go back to solo play.
|"I Am Doing This Right"
|Get the perfect ending. Hint: Use the Power of Compassion. Another hint: Hang around the Elder's Cave and other village locations and talk to NPCs there for hints on how to use it. For the full details, see the endings page.
|"The Man Who Sold the World"
|Defeat the Chairman without killing him. Use the Power of Compassion after playing tennis with him after he makes three bulls charge at you at a time.
|"Sympathy for the Delvin"
|Defeat Delvin without killing him. The Power of Compassion becomes usable some time during his final phase, during which he starts throwing the action buttons and your hearts at you.
|Use the Power of Compassion in level 9 while fighting Lance.
|"Never Gooing Back"
|Use the Phoenix Ash on Henrietta, and bring her with you to the Delvin fight.
|"Right, I Am Doing This"
|Get the "Catastrophe" Ending. Don't get all 8 Corrupted Memories (i.e. ignore at least one boss), then blow into the cartridge.
|After you get the Beta Cup and Hallucination Tunic from completing the first Strange Cave challenge, go back in and put on the Hallucination Tunic, and kill all enemies that appear.
|"A Hero's (Short) Journey"
|Select New Game from the title screen, then press right to scroll through the options, and choose 1Dungeon. Complete the dungeon without dying.
|Use the Power of Compassion in level 9 while fighting the Elder.
|Use the Enter Number feature of the phone to call 555-8891.
|Select New Game from the title screen, then press right to scroll through the options, and choose Daily Seed. Complete the dungeon without dying.
|Max out your heart container. You can get unlimited atria from the Hallucination Battle Arena in Strange Cave after you get the Hallucination Tunic. Just wear it to start the challenge. You can switch to a different tunic then switch back to the Hallucination Tunic to start multiple waves of enemies simultaneously, allowing you to earn hearts more quickly, if you can survive it.
|Name yourself Lance instead of Lenna, then encounter the Chairman on the bridge.
|"Sequence Break IV"
|Kill the first dungeon boss without seeing Lance's death scene, or enter the second or later dungeon without seeing Lance's death scene. One way to do this is to find an Explosion Potion, Explosion Tunic, Fire Potion, Fire Tunic, Phoenix Ash, etc. and use it to get past the obstacles in the first dungeon. The shop in the village may sell one of these potions or tunics. Another way is, in certain seeds, you can reach the room before the boss room without needing to go through the tutorial room, allowing you to teleport to the dungeon entrance and then back to the room before the boss room. If you're lucky, you'll be teleported beyond the obstacles to the boss room, so you can just walk in. For example, this can be done in the seed Aquica.