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Donut County is an excellent, but small, indie game with a quirky sense of humour and interesting gameplay mechanics. It isn’t too difficult and the vast majority of trophies will be earned naturally simply by completing the game.
However, a few of the trophies are difficult to earn or are completely missable. In order to avoid that eventuality, I’ve put together a full guide for those more difficult trophies.
Donut County Missable Trophy Guide
There aren’t too many missable trophies in Donut County and you can always go back and get them all later via the level select, but I figured I’d write up some tips and I even took some video clips to help out with a couple of the trickier trophies.
Complete the Trashopedia
I actually got this on my first run. If you just ensure you’re going through each stage methodically, collecting everything in size-order you’ll be pretty much guaranteed this trophy. Then, all you need to do is open the Trashopedia from the game’s main menu and, if it’s full, the trophy will pop once you back out of it.
According to Google, trashopedia entries will be greyed out if you don’t have them, and you’ll be able to see which stage you can get that missing item in.
Quack 100 times
This one’s pretty easy. At the start of the game you will be in Mira’s trailer, talking to BK on her phone. There are two options on the phone, a Reply button and a Duck button.The duck button is what you need for this trophy, just start masing with your cursor over it until the trophy pops. The game will occasionally stop you from pressing any more Quacks until BK has replied with a Quack or three of his own before you can continue Quacking back.
Set Pepper’s trailer on fire
In Pepper’s level (Level 7 – Joshua Tree), there will be a crow stood on a barbecue. When you go near him, he kicks coal on the ground for you. To complete this trophy, first get the Campfire into the hole and it will then begin smoking with an orange glow emitting from it. If you swallow some coal after that, flames will burst from the top of the hole for a second or two.
You need to use these flames to burn down the trees in the area otherwise you can’t gather them up. But for the trophy, you will want to set Pepper’s trailer on fire in the same way.
Finish Gecko Park without collecting the radio
This is self-explanatory. In Level 9, Coco’s level, ensure you eat everything except the radio, even the box it is on. In order to avoid collecting the radio when you get the box, move the hole underneath it in one quick motion while you’re still quite small. This will knock the objects flying and you’ll be able to get the box without the radio.
Remember you will also need to ensure you eat any foliage, including blades of grass, in the garden too. The level will end without you collecting the radio, just ensure you get everything else.
If you do this in your first attempt at the level, you may need to come back and replay the level, collecting the radio this time in order to add it to the trashpedia.
Break 3 dozen eggs
During level 10, Chicken Barn, once you’ve got the rooster up into the second floor of the barn, the camera will move to the right-hand side of the barn and eggs will begin spawning. Collect an egg and then use the catapult to launch it up at the switch on the barn window where Jellybean is sitting. This will cause the pipe to rapid-fire eggs.
To get the trophy, just stay away from where they land, they will break on the ground and the trophy will pop about half-way through the barrage.
Stock up on gamer fuel.
Also during this level, you will need to buy the Catapult from an in-game store. The store also stock energy drinks, you will have enough currency for both, so make sure you grab the energy drinks before buying the catapult to net this trophy.
Make Chef’s secret soup recipe
I found this one to be the hardest trophy which is why I recorded a video to help. Before you watch it though, here’s a few tips:
The secret recipe is 2 pinches of salt and 3 pinches of pepper. Each time you add an ingredient a cockroach will spawn and try to get into the soup. If the cockroach gets into the soup, it will spoil. You can then feed it to the poor bird to restart and try again.
To pass the level, the soup needs to be gold, with just one or more sprinkles of each ingredient, so try to avoid the bird while your soup is gold, otherwise you will progress and will need to restart the level from the pause menu.
If you have managed to get the right number of each ingredient into your soup, it will turn red. If you add too much of any ingredient it will turn gold again, so be careful not to add any more salt or pepper as you avoid the roaches and make your way to the bird.
Once you feed the bird the red soup, it will shed a few tears and your trophy will pop. See the video below:
Break into the vault at Raccoon HQ
This one’s tricky. To unlock the vault you need to put in a passcode, up, left, down, left, grab while operating the crane in the Biology Lab stage. You do this by hitting the buttons while the snake’s tail is sticking out of the hole (stop it.). The problem is with the snake’s physics. It will wobble around like a Wobuffet if you’re not careful, hitting buttons more than once.
IIn order to ensure the code isn’t voided by unwanted multiple button-presses you need to pull back on the analogue stick as soon as you hit the button, as demonstrated in my video below:
Once you see the safe unlock, you’re in. Just finish up the biology lab stage and then head to the safe’s location to collect your prize. Make sure you do this before entering the Trash King’s room.
Destroy Trash King’s monitor
This one’s fairly easy. In the Anthropology lab stage, there is a monitor in the top left corner with a live feed of the Trash King displaying on it. Use a firework to blow up the monitor and you will be awarded this trophy.
Lose the boss fight
This actually takes a long time. The game takes pity on anyone doing poorly in the last boss fight and so every time you get hit, it does less damage. It will actually take about 6 hits for the boss to beat you, and you’ll get a neat little cutscene in exchange for your sacrifice.
I just put the controller down and went on Reddit for a few minutes until I heard the trophy pop.
Getting hit does not mean getting hit by a bomb or the concrete beam. After a little while, the quad-copter will hover completely still and start flashing for a little while before tilting sideways and blasting your hot air balloon with a strong gust of wind. This will reduce your health bar and when your health bar becomes empty, you will receive the trophy.
Complete the boss fight without taking damage.
So as I said before, getting hit only counts when the quadcopter tilts sideways to hit you. You can cancel this out by hitting it with one of it’s smaller bombs using the catapult. Getting hit with the concrete canon will seal up the hole, but it won’t damage you. You can then unseal the hole by letting a bomb go off above it. But, just to be safe, it’s best to just avoid getting hit by the cannon altogether, and the bombs can’t hurt you.
I uploaded a video below of me doing it incase it helps with anything you might be struggling with:
Destroy the Trash King’s monument
This trophy is not difficult by any means, but I missed it at the end because the statue takes a little while to break apart and I assumed I couldn’t damage it.
After the boss fight you will be in control of a tornado. You will need to head towards the screen and hit the Trash King statue with the tornado for a few seconds until it breaks apart. You can see this at the end of the above video.
At the end of the game, you will be allowed to fly around and explore a credits sequence as a drone, and there are a couple of trophies you can get here:
Fly through the donut hole
Find the Trash King’s secret getaway vehicle
“Pilot” is pretty self-explanatory, just fly through the donut sign above the donut shop.
For “Escape” you need to look around the area for an Anchor, held suspended in the air via a chain which stretches high into the clouds. Find the anchor and follow the chain upwards to the very top and you will acquire this trophy.
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