Achievement Unlocked: I Did It for the Score
December 24th, 2008
Admit it: if you’re an Xbox 360 owner, you get the tiniest little thrill whenever that “achievement unlocked” message flashes before your eyes. Some of you even play solely for that moment, it seems (though why you’d do that when you could do this is beyond me). Well, now you can rack up all the achievements you want (or rather, one hundred of them) in a Flash game that’s all about… unlocking achievements. It’s just so meta.
In Achievement Unlocked, you even get points for simply starting the game, and just as with Xbox 360 games, the most banal accomplishments are given hilarious names evocative of pop culture moments. I got four achievements just for hitting the play button, and one while I was looking around for a pause.
The rate at which achievements pop up is almost overwhelming, but at least you have a tiny, cute elephant on your side. Until you kill him, anyway.