Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

I started playing Beacon Pines as soon as it was added to Xbox Game Pass, and it was an absolute delight. The art style is so beautiful and whimsical that every screen put a smile on my face. It has also has a uniquely clever gameplay mechanic that influences progression. You can directly affect the story by making different choices. But not only that, you can go back in time and make different choices after discovering new charms. The number of different branches means there’s a lot to discover in this game. That’s why I’ve created this Beacon Pines achievements guide to help you navigate all the possible options.

Beacon Pines is great for achievements, as there are only 10 of them, each worth 100 Gamerscore (if you’re playing on Xbox). The game itself only takes about 7-8 hours to complete, and it’s so enjoyable and captivating. The achievements are secret achievements though, so you’ll either need to discover them for yourself, or use this guide to help you find out what to do.

A Charmed Life

This achievement is super easy to obtain, and shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes from when you start the game. You simply need to head down the path below where you start, and you’ll find yourself in a dandelion patch. Run around until you sneeze, and you’ll get the first charm ‘Tickle’. Collecting your first charm will give you this achievement.

Beacon Pines Achievement Guide, A Charmed Life

Born in a Barn

To get this one, you’ll need to do something truly abhorrent – waste energy! There are two ways to earn this achievement, both of which need to be done in the Kitchen of your house. The easiest time to do this is in Chapter 1, but you can technically do it on any occasions where you’ll be in your house for two days in a row. When in the Kitchen, either open the fridge door, or turn on the tap at the sink. Whichever you choose to do, leave it as it is, so don’t close the door or turn off the tap. The next day, you’ll have a conversation with Gran and she’ll mention to you not to waste money, which pops the achievement.

Melon Kicker

To get this one, you’ll first need to be holding the basket of jam. You’ll be able to pick this up in front of the door to your house by taking the following Turning Point route:

  • Chill at Rendezvous With Roxy
  • Struggle at Warehouse of Horrors

Head to the Town Square, and take the path to the South. In that area, you’ll see a watermelon with a large ‘No Touching’ sign in front of it. Interact with it, and you’ll give it a kick, as your hands are full with the basket.

Play That Funky Music

This one also involves interacting with the same watermelon as in the Melon Kicker achievement. Walk up to it and interact with it to give it a good ol’ hit. Once isn’t enough, so you’ll need to do this 20 times to get the achievement. As well as that, you’ll also find the Smack charm, which is an added bonus.

Play That Funky Music

Riddle Me This

To get this achievement, you’ll need to take a certain route through the branches. These are the choices you’ll need to make at each Turning Point:

  • Chill at Rendezvous With Roxy
  • Struggle at Warehouse of Horrors
  • Rumble at Whether Weather

Play through the story, until Rolo sets up a scavenger hunt for you. Your first clue will mention going some place quiet, so all you need to do is head to the Library. Once there, talk to Kado at the front desk to get this achievement.

Nerd

Whilst you’re in the Library, you may as well do this one. Technically, you can get it at any time though, although it needs to be done within a single branch, so you can’t spread it out across multiple visits. This achievement is as easy as it is time-consuming. Simply interact with every single bookshelf in the Library to read the titles of each of the books. Once you’ve read them all, you’ll earn Nerd.

The Big Chill

There are multiple ways to earn this achievement. Basically, you get it by completing any ending that results in Beacon Pines getting frozen over. And, as it turns out, that happens A LOT. However, the easiest, or at least the most efficient way to get it is to continue with the route you took for Riddle Me This. Just play through the story, and you’ll unlock The Big Chill at the end.

Close the Book

Ta-da! Although there are many potential endings, this is the one true ending. You’ll need to go through the story making specific decisions, and then play the Epilogue. Close the Book will unlock once you complete the Epilogue. It’s up to you whether you want to take your time to talk to everyone in town (I did, as it’s fun to find out the rest of their stories), or whether to head straight where the game tells you to in order to get the achievement quickly. The Turning Point route you’ll need to take is as follows:

  • S**t at A Rendezvous with Roxy
  • Tickle at Hazardous Hectoring
  • Malice at Windows to the Soul
  • Change at The Vile Vial

If you need help finding any of those charms, you can follow this charms guide with all their locations.

Beacon Pines Achievements Guide, Close the Book, Epilogue

Pop Goes the Weasel

This one requires you to go the exact same route as for Close the Book, but with one change. When you reach the Turning Point for The Vile Vial, choose ‘Malice‘ instead of ‘Change’. Then simply let the events play out, and you’ll get the achievement very soon afterwards.

Agile Angler

This one requires you to play the long game. There are a total of 8 different charms that you need for this one, and they are:

  • Tickle
  • Junk
  • Pull
  • Cling
  • Smack
  • Struggle
  • Pungent
  • Crooked

You can find them by looking up their locations in this charms guide. Then head to the fishing spot by going towards the Treehouse, and interacting with the chair by the pond that’s on your way. Select each of the charms in turn from the bait box, and then fish by interacting with the pond and reeling in your catch.

Agile Angler, All charms

Conclusion

Hopefully this Beacon Pines achievement guide has proven useful to you! Most of these are relatively simple to get once you know what to do. I loved playing this game, so I’m glad I get to help others make the most of their playing experience. If you like gaming, make sure to join our Facebook community, and follow me on Twitter to stay up to date with all things Screen Hype.

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