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-->-- Slogan for ''Achievement Unlocked''

''[[http://armorgames.com/play/2893/achievement-unlocked Achievement Unlocked]]'' is a {{web game|s}} by Creator/{{jmtb02}}, that could be considered a [[ShapedLikeItself metagame about metagaming]]. It is the ''SpinOff''/sequel to ''Elephant Rave''. The game features an elephant in a room, and myriad achievements ranging from simple things like moving left and right, to more complex things like dying a certain amount of times, or visiting certain points in the room in a certain order. You can earn 13 achievements by ''starting up the game and standing still''.

The only real point to the game is to get all of the achievements -- there isn't really any story or plot to speak of. The game ends once you get all of the achievements.

Two subsequent sequels were made. The first of them, ''[[http://armorgames.com/play/6561/achievement-unlocked-2 Achievement Unlocked 2]]'' pokes fun at the concept of DownloadableContent. It also has a Time Trial challenge and a multiplayer mode. ''[[http://armorgames.com/play/13196/achievement-unlocked-3 Achievement Unlocked 3]]'' extends the amount of achivements to 400, includes a ladder system, and adds an ExcusePlot where you collect pellets for the Hamster King.

The same elephant stars in ''VideoGame/ThisIsTheOnlyLevel'' and its sequels, as well as ''Elephant Rave HD'' and ''Elephant Rave sLoWdOwN Remix'', ''Run Elephant Run'', ''Obey The Game!'' and ''VideoGame/ElephantQuest''.

If you're here because you were actually looking for information regarding video game achievements, you're looking for CosmeticAward and/or AchievementSystem.
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* HundredPercentCompletion: The entire point of this game.
* AchievementMockery: See above.
* AWinnerIsYou
* BraggingRightsReward[=/=]CosmeticAward: Pretty much the whole game, but especially the "Too Much Free Time" achievement, which you get for [[HundredPercentCompletion getting every other achievement in the game]].
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Not only does your elephant respawn immediately when killed, but some achievements are unlocked by dying often or in certain ways, making death more beneficial than anything.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the Achievement system.
** DeconstructionGame
* DoubleJump: Attempting to do so in the second game is an achievement in itself. It's really available in the third game, and trying to triple-jump gets an achievement.
* EffortlessAchievement: Unsurprisingly, given the nature of the game, you get showered by these, especially early on.
* FatBastard: King Hamster
* GottaCatchEmAll: This is pretty much the whole point of the game, to get all the achievements. You even get an achievement for getting an achievement!
* GuideDangIt: One of the achievements is for visiting the [[spoiler:hint page]]
** Several achievements are for changing the elephant's colour, but you're not told how to do this.
** "Can't Follow Instructions" in the sequel. [[spoiler: You right-click, and click [[SchmuckBait "Don't Click Here."]]]]
** The craziest of them? [[spoiler:Type the game's URL in another tab while you're still playing it, and you'll gain access to the Hot Coffee screen. Move about in that mini-stage, and stand onto the coffee cup to get more achievements]]. But wait, there's more: [[spoiler: in that secret screen, there's ''another secret screen'', named Cold Coffee. It's found by falling off the side of the Hot Coffee screen. Standing on top the Cold Coffee mug also gives you an achievement]]. It's pretty safe to say that [=AU2=] also pokes fun at the very notion of GuideDangIt.
** Later builds of the game, however, change the name of the achievement to "two browser windows", giving you more of an idea of what you're supposed to do.
* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: In the second game, finishing the game involves jumping to the top of the Cataclysm level.
* ItsUpToYou: Seriously.
* [[AssInALionSkin Jackass in a Lion Skin]]: The Hamster King in ''Achievement Unlocked 3'' is not a hamster at all, but is really a Guinea pig pretending to be a hamster.
* KonamiCode: ''Required'' to get an achievement: "Too Much {{VideoGame/Contra}}"
* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler: The Cataclysm (or Roof) in the second game.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The description of the second game.
-->''This is a game about you.''\\\
''Yes you, the player: [[ThisLoserIsYou A lowly blue elephant]] {{in a world}} [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife that has no defining purpose.]] [[{{Determinator}} But you will create a purpose,]] and that purpose is to do the unthinkable. The extraordinary. The tasks that few have thought to achieve. [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} The world you struggle in pushes back with tremendously nonsensical squares and launchers...]] [[ExpansionPack coins that pay for things]] [[AllegedlyFreeGame you would only imagine should have been free to begin with.]] [[SpikesOfDoom Spikes will be hellbent in causing your demise.]] [[NintendoHard This will not be easy.]] And while the road of purposelessness will be overbearing you will succeed. You know why?''\\\
''[[BecauseDestinySaysSo Because it's]] [[CallToAdventure your destiny.]]''\\\
''[[WelcomeToHell Welcome to metagaming hell.]]''\\\
''[[Administrivia/WelcomeToTVTropes Welcome to Achievement Unlocked 2.]]''
** Also, the ending:
--->''I have triumphed.''\\\
''[[GottaCatchThemAll I have collected 250 individual achievements.]]''\\\
''I was never obligated to finish the achievements given to me. So much time has elapsed... I could have baked a pizza, went for a run, helped my sister move her apartment across town... but instead I sat here.''\\\
''I SAT.''\\\
''Here I sat, pushing the arrow keys, moving a little 20 pixel elephant around a screen doing fairly random tasks. First I was getting rewarded for no particular reason; soon after, I started to earn achievements on my own accord. By the end, I became {{the Master}}. I won.''\\\
''I WON.''\\\
''I played Row Row Row Your Boat. I ran in a giant hamster wheel. I even pooped a pastry. [[ItMakesSenseInContext In the end, it all made sense.]] I needed to achieve. I needed to win. And even though I got there with a bit of stress, time-wasting, and lack of diginity, I achieved what few have ever done.''\\\
''[[AWinnerIsYou Congratulations player. YOU HAVE DONE IT.]]''\\\
''[[AntiPoopSocking Now go play outside or]] [[CallBack help your sister move]] [[AntiPoopSocking or something...]]''
* NonstandardGameOver: In the second game, going upstairs to finish without all of the achievements.
* ObviousBeta: The third game. Several achievements are glitched, and the frame rate is horrible.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass:
** The two number point achievements mentioned in Guide Dang It are quite simple for anyone able to do mid-level mathematics.
*** Or for those who have the ability to obtain and use a calculator.
*** Or do a simple Google search for cheats.
** In the second game there are some achievements where you need to know how to play the piano.
* PoopingFood: In the sequels, the elephant can poop pastries, and eat them too.
* PressXToDie: In the second game, the "Panic" button kills your elephant. There are several achievements for doing interesting things with this effect and it rescues you from the occasional stuck-in-a-wall-forever bug.
* ShoutOut: A number of the achievements.
** From the first game, [[ThreeHundred "THIS IS SPARTA"]], [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "Meaning of Life"]], [[Music/TheBeeGees "Stayin' Alive"]], [[Film/RockyHorrorPictureShow "It's a Jump to the Left" and "And it's a step to the Ri-i-ight!"]].
** From the second game, "[[Music/{{Radiohead}} The Bends]]" and [[Film/{{Big}} "Look I'm Big!"]]
* SideView
* SolveTheSoupCans: "My Favourite Spot" stands out in particular.
* SpikesOfDoom: And they even change color when touched.
* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: Some of the achievements require you to jump into spiked pits. Repeatedly.
* TakeThatAudience: The games have some snark towards the kind of player who would devote him-or-herself towards gaining absolute 100% completion of a time-wasting online game where you win by doing pretty mundane things. Such as the kind of player who is playing ''Achievement Unlocked''.
* VideogameCrueltyPotential:
** Some of the achievements require you to kill the poor elephant you're controlling a certain number of times.
** ''Achievement Unlocked 3'' asks the elephant, for some achievements, to launch hamsters from a hamster gun into a wall of spikes or into a torch that will set them on fire.
* WaitingPuzzle: Supposedly, you get the "Don't move a muscle achievement" by standing still. However, the way the game is coded the achievement unlocks the exact instant the game starts, even if you're moving.
* WelcomeToTheRealWorld: The first sequel's top level is supposed to be [[spoiler: the real world (called the cataclysm), with a dramatic music playing when you enter it. The background is a picture of a city (from the picture, it's probably Chicago) at twilight. You even get an achievement if [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth you kill yourself in the cataclysm]].]]
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