TROPHY CABINET - Think that they are very hard to get? Envious of people with
lookups that are swarmed with trophies? Think again. Some people have the misconception
that the only way to get trophies is to play flash games. That was my mindset
when I started on Neopets and thus I had no trophy to show for the first few months.
There are many easy ways to get trophies. There are many games and competitions
in Neopia for you to show your skills and talents and to get that shiny trophy
for your trophy cabinet. After reading this article you might find that you are
on your way to fill up your empty trophy cabinet.
There are many different arenas in which you can win trophies from. Mainly
games, Battledome, contests and competitions. Firstly, let's take a look at
the easy-to-get trophies.
The easiest games to get trophies are Cheat!, Sakhmet Solitaire, Pyramids,
Go! Go! Go!, Snow wars, Cellblock. These games do not have limited trophies,
so that means that there are trophies for everyone who completes certain levels
of the game. First, lets take a look at Cheat!. This is a card game that most
of you have played before, maybe with a different name. Advancing through the
levels is not difficult, if you lose anyone, you can just restart at the same
level and continue. Then, you play your way to the 3rd, 5th and 7th stage, whereby
you get bronze, silver and gold consecutively. Second is Sakhmet Solitaire.
Many of you have played this game before, either on the computer or with your
friends. So why not try your luck at this game and clear the cards twice. It
does not have to be consecutive and you add a bronze trophy to your cabinet.
Then there is Pyramids. In this game, you have to deconstruct a pyramid make
up of poker cards and clear the whole game. If you clear it two times, you get
another trophy. Fourthly, there is Go! Go! Go!. This game might seem complicated
and most people don't waste their time on playing this game. But if you are
familiar with the rules, it will just take a little patience to win this game.
Then there is Snow wars. This game is like the game battleship, whereby you
find and destroy your opponent's objects on a grid and the first to destroy
everything wins. There are 10 levels in this game. It might take a little time
because it might not be easy to win the last few stages but the effort will
be worthwhile. Lastly, Cellblock. Cellblock may seem hard to many people because
it's not easy to get 5 in a row. But there is actually a strategy to bring you
up to the last tournament which I am not telling :P. You will have to find out
this strategy yourself. See, if you spent a little bit of time sitting down
and being patient, you have just gotten 6 trophies, enough to fill up the first
line of your user lookup.
The Multi-player Games
Every month, each of the multiplayer games has tournaments. The games are
namely Kacheekers, Geos & Armada. You will have to go to the multiplayer game
tournament section to participate in the games. It's better if you register
for all three as they are totally free of charge. A new game will start every
month so if you have registered this month, you will receive a Neomail the next
month to remind you to play the game. If you have looked at my user lookup,
you may have noticed that I have already gotten all the three trophies. Usually,
Neopians whom you compete in the first and second stages participate and never
bother to check and play the games when the time comes. Then you can click on
the move or lose button and after 24 hours if your opponent haven't made any
move, you win the game. This is nearly the same as getting a free trophy. They're
one of the easiest games as you only have to make a move a day or just click
on the move or lose button. The game Kacheekers is just like a game of checkers
where you move your counters diagonally and jump over your opponent's counters
to eat them. In the game Geos, you will have to construct shapes of triangles,
diamonds, squares and circles by using counters. The earlier person to complete
all four shapes wins the game. In Armada, you control a fleet of ships and outwit
your opponent. At the end, the person with the most number of ships wins the
game. See, you will just have to get through two rounds to get a bronze trophy
for each game. But the slight problem with this is that sometimes you might
be paired up with an active opponent that checks Neopets regularly. In this
kind of cases, you might want to set a time and play the game as you are only
given one week for each game. And if you fail to get the trophy in the first
attempt, you can always try again the next month as these games do not take
up much of your time.
The Battledome trophies
The Battledome may seem a feared place for many Neopians. As all the fighting
goes on in there and many pets come out injured or left with no health. Also,
many Neopians spend more time and Neopoints on grooming their pets, feeding
them, making them happy and training them to be strong. As this is the case,
many of them do not find enough Neopoints to buy good weapons for their pets
to fight in the Battledome. There are some trophies that you are able to earn
from the Battledome. First and easiest of all is the 'Beating the Punchbag Bob'
trophy. Punchbag Bob can be found in the one-player challengers and it's automatically
a challenger. Meaning you don't have to look for it. This 5000 hit points challenger
is actually harmless and will not damage you a single bit as it was created
to let Neopians try out the new weapons that they have gotten for their pets.
If you persist, you will still be able to beat it after some time if you keep
on attacking it. There are a few ways to beat it. First, if you have the ability
'Drain Life', which is an ability that is blessed by a Faerie, you might want
to use it on him. Using Drain Life with a weak attack will suck him of 100 health,
and you can do it for 9 times so that you have 10% energy left. Then this energy
can be used for your two strongest unlimited use weapons with fierce or berserk
attack. With a little patience, you will find that you have beaten him and gotten
a new trophy for your cabinet.
Another way to get trophies from the Battledome is from the Defenders of Neopia
where you face many Battledome challengers. The challengers are actually causing
harm to Neopia so they have to be beaten. Some of them require you to find them
in certain places Neopia. As you beat the challengers one by one, your trophy
will change according to the latest challenger you have beaten. After you have
beaten them you will have to go back to the Defenders of Neopia page and collect
your reward, which will be a trophy. But you have to keep in mind that some
of the challengers are not easy to beat so I suggest you find out more about
their weapons and hit points before fighting them. The last way to get trophies
from the Battledome is wars. Every now and then, there were wars in Neopia like
the Tyrannian Land War and the Meridell versus Darigan war. In these wars, as
in the case of the Tyrannian Land War, you have to fight off invaders. As long
as you beat one, you are guaranteed a trophy. Whereas in the Meridell versus
Darigan war, which has already passed, you fight for one side and get a trophy
once you have beaten at least one opponent. If you would like to get war trophies,
you will have to wait for another one… but who would want one?
The Contests and Competitions
In Neopia, there are many contests and competitions. First, there is the Mystery
Pic and Lenny Conundrum. These are actually puzzles for you to solve and there
are limited trophies to be given out. Also, the prizes that are usually given
out during the game are the only ones so you might expect a high prize for it.
In the Mystery Pic contest, you are given a small picture taken from a certain
place of the Neopets website and it is enlarged. You might want to make the
picture smaller so that it becomes clearer by using a word document and from
then on search for the picture on the website. In the Lenny Conundrum contest,
you are given a question, usually it has something to do with mathematics but
anybody who thinks hard enough will be able to solve it. Also, the answers will
sometimes be lurking around the chat boards so you might want to pay them a
Then there are the art and beauty contests. If you think that you are a good
artist, then take out your creativity and imagination and draw and color a picture
related to Neopets. If your picture is featured in the art gallery of Neopia,
you get 10,000 NPs and a shiny trophy for your cabinet. Also, you can submit
a picture a few days before specific species days. These days require pictures
related to it to be featured in the art gallery, so you might want to consider
trying to draw. In the beauty contest (another contest for artists), you have
to draw a picture of your neopet and enter it in the contest. The good thing
about this contest is that everyone gets a chance to vote for your picture,
so get to the chat rooms, the trading post, your guild, and your Neofriends,
whoever you can think of to vote for your pet. There is the overall winner and
the species winner. The overall winner is the one who gets the most number of
votes in the whole contest whereas the species winner is the one who gets the
most number of votes for the pet's species. So you might try considering having
a rare pet and entering a picture of it into the beauty contest to increase
your chances of winning.
There are contests not only for artists, but also for writers and authors.
The first way you can try to get trophy is the Neopians times.
You just have to write a story or article or draw a comic and submit to the
Neopian times. If you have put some effort into the article, you have just found
a new trophy. But if your article gets rejected, fret not and try to find out
what is wrong with your article by checking it over and over again and getting
other people to give their comments on it and change accordingly. Another contest
for writers is the Pet and Petpet Spotlight. You just have to write a short
story or something about your pet or petpet and submit it in and you may have
just gotten a new trophy. Also, there are the Story Writing, Poetry and Caption
contests. In the story writing contest, Neopets will writing the beginning of
the story and from there on, you try to continue it. The best story will be
selected and the author will be given a trophy. Then there is the Poetry contest.
If you are a good poet, or an aspiring one, compose a poem related to Neopets
and if it's good enough, it will be accepted and tada! Another trophy for you.
The last of the writing contests is the Caption contest. In this competition,
Neopets will post a picture and you are required to submit a caption of it.
Neopians usually write creative speech bubbles for the characters in the picture.
The last of all contests require you to play flash games. This game of Better
Than You is actually a game where Neopets post a challenger who scored a certain
point in a game and if you beat it, you get a trophy, the prize and Neopoints.
Usually, these games may seem impossible to beat, but it is actually possible
if you have some patience. More on how to win in the games will be included
in the next section.
Many people may be good at flash games, earning up to 1000 Neopoints each
game but not good enough to get into the high score table or to get trophies.
But that is not the case. One example is the game Meerca Chase, a very common
game where you use arrow keys to control a Meerca to eat up all the neggs except
for the red ones. The score to get the trophies are usually over a thousand.
But think, if you get the fish negg, which is the negg that times your score
by 50, and you are on the hard level, you get 400 points straight, and then
it will take some skill to maneuver the Meerca and poof, you are in the high
score table. Most of the flash games are usually based on luck as there are
usually some bonuses that are random, so if you are lucky enough to get the
bonuses, you will get a very high score.
Another way to get the flash games trophies easier is to wait for the first
day of the month. This is the day when then high score tables get reset to 0
and Neopians will get a chance to win the trophies. I suggest you concentrate
on playing one game which has bonuses that are randomized till you get a score
high enough to secure a place for a trophy and then you send your score. Some
people might get frustrated on doing these types of things but it's actually
worth the while as you will get a trophy that seems so hard to get. I have tried
this method for games like Dubloon Disaster, Usuki Frenzy and others. In Dubloon
Disaster, you have to navigate a small boat and collect all the dubloons, avoiding
the mines at the same time. In this game, it's actually a matter of time and
luck to get a high score. Since the mines are so slow moving, it's almost impossible
to get hit by them. Thus, you would just have to paddle the boat around them
and keep on collecting. Of course, it would be unlucky to meet a whirlpool but
if you do get on, just try again. In Usuki Frenzy, you are a Usuki and your
mission is to collect all the items that are on the list below. The items are
always the same so it would be good to remember them. Then if they happen to
appear in the same room or close together, you clear it in a shorter time and
thus your score would be higher. Same rule applies; it takes time, patience
In the games rooms, there are also the Luck/Chance games. You might think
that you will never be that lucky to get a trophy in those but everyone has
the chance to do so. Take me for example; I've gotten trophies in luck games
like Grarrl Keno and Double-or-Nothing. In Grarrl Keno, you place a bet and
choose 1-10 eggs out of 100 which will hatch into baby Grarrls. If you just
keep on choosing 2 same eggs, you might just get lucky and win. This game may
require up to a few thousand though as it may take some bets for you to win
In Double-or-Nothing, you have to click on a coin and if you get heads, your
bet doubles. Do that until your bet is enough to secure a place in the high
score tables. Usually 2560 on the first day of the month would do. The same
rule applies, just spend some time and you will get it eventually. There are
also other games like Kiss the Mortog and Tower of turnips (this game has already
been taken off) which requires mostly time and patience and a bit of luck.
In the biggest and most complicated game in Neopia, comes the NeoQuest. This
game takes a lot of time and sittings to complete. But there are plenty of guides
on the Internet and I advise you to follow them unless you are an experienced
player. This game took 2 months for me to complete. In this game, you control
a warrior, a Lupe and find your way to defeat Jahbal, which by doing so, earns
you a new trophy. After completing the easy stage, which earns you the bronze
trophy, you go on to the evil and insane levels. In the evil level, the creatures
are more powerful and you blackout faster. In the insane level, once you blackout,
the game restarts. This is why not a lot of Neopians have gotten the gold trophy
After reading this article, you might find that you are rushing to the games
rooms or to draw pictures or to write articles, like mine, to earn more trophies
for your trophy cabinet. I have not included all the trophies that you can win
in Neopia but I certainly have written enough for you to fill up at least 3
to 4 lines of your trophy cabinet. I am also constantly on the look out for
new trophies that do not require much skill to be won and I hope that you will
be amongst one of the Neopians trying to get that new trophy. Just a gentle
reminder: to get trophies, it takes patience and time, and a little bit of luck.
Well, I hope that my article has helped you a lot and it has helped me to get
another trophy, too.