Faxanadu
Console icon NES

Game icon

Developer

Hudson Soft

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Adventure; Action RPG, Role-Playing Game

Released

August 1989

Achievements

Author: Thundard (76)

There are 76 achievements worth 424 (786) points.

This set has 1 missable achievement.

  • Leave the castle town of Eilos.

    1,111 (661) of 1,199 – 92.66%

    55.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    92.66% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the town of Apolune.

    966 (598) of 1,199 – 80.57%

    49.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    80.57% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the town of Forepaw.

    600 (386) of 1,199 – 50.04%

    32.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    50.04% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the town of Mascon.

    394 (271) of 1,199 – 32.86%

    22.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    32.86% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the town of Victim.

    318 (233) of 1,199 – 26.52%

    19.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the town of Conflate.

    278 (209) of 1,199 – 23.19%

    17.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the town of Daybreak.

    271 (199) of 1,199 – 22.60%

    16.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Discover the town of Dartmoor.

    275 (199) of 1,199 – 22.94%

    16.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Aspirant.

    595 (395) of 1,199 – 49.62%

    32.94% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    49.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Battler.

    518 (356) of 1,199 – 43.20%

    29.69% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    43.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Fighter.

    440 (321) of 1,199 – 36.70%

    26.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Adept.

    435 (313) of 1,199 – 36.28%

    26.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Chevalier.

    422 (308) of 1,199 – 35.20%

    25.69% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Veteran.

    409 (296) of 1,199 – 34.11%

    24.69% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.11% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Braveheart

    (5) (7)

    Reach rank Warrior.

    388 (288) of 1,199 – 32.36%

    24.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    32.36% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Swordsman.

    363 (260) of 1,199 – 30.28%

    21.68% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Hero.

    343 (250) of 1,199 – 28.61%

    20.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Soldier.

    333 (243) of 1,199 – 27.77%

    20.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Myrmidon.

    310 (231) of 1,199 – 25.85%

    19.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Champion.

    286 (220) of 1,199 – 23.85%

    18.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Superhero.

    266 (204) of 1,199 – 22.19%

    17.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Paladin.

    245 (189) of 1,199 – 20.43%

    15.76% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach rank Lord.

    230 (186) of 1,199 – 19.18%

    15.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.18% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Hand Dagger.

    1,146 (680) of 1,199 – 95.58%

    56.71% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    95.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Long Sword in the same session.

    587 (378) of 1,199 – 48.96%

    31.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    48.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Giant Blade in the same session.

    282 (211) of 1,199 – 23.52%

    17.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Dragon Slayer in the same session.

    257 (191) of 1,199 – 21.43%

    15.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Studded Mail in the same session.

    542 (352) of 1,199 – 45.20%

    29.36% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    45.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Full Plate in the same session.

    318 (230) of 1,199 – 26.52%

    19.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire the Small Shield.

    831 (518) of 1,199 – 69.31%

    43.20% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    69.31% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Large Shield in the same session.

    360 (257) of 1,199 – 30.03%

    21.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Magic Shield in the same session.

    396 (262) of 1,199 – 33.03%

    21.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    33.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Hadoken

    (1) (1)

    Equip the Deluge magic.

    901 (561) of 1,199 – 75.15%

    46.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    75.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and equip the Thunder magic in the same session.

    373 (263) of 1,199 – 31.11%

    21.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.11% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and use the Fire magic in the same session.

    294 (221) of 1,199 – 24.52%

    18.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and use the Death magic in the same session.

    368 (253) of 1,199 – 30.69%

    21.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.69% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Acquire and use the Tilte magic in the same session.

    263 (199) of 1,199 – 21.93%

    16.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Use the Winged Boots to fly up to the fountain in the sky.

    484 (321) of 1,199 – 40.37%

    26.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    40.37% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain and use an Hourglass in the same session.

    251 (191) of 1,199 – 20.93%

    15.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Take the Glove.

    545 (355) of 1,199 – 45.45%

    29.61% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    45.45% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Take the Ointment.

    501 (333) of 1,199 – 41.78%

    27.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    41.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Mattock guarded by the Ripasheiku in the Tower of Trunk.

    665 (411) of 1,199 – 55.46%

    34.28% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    55.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Hidden Glove near Daybreak.

    171 (151) of 1,199 – 14.26%

    12.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Magical Rod.

    268 (203) of 1,199 – 22.35%

    16.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Pendant.

    282 (203) of 1,199 – 23.52%

    16.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Black Onyx.

    276 (206) of 1,199 – 23.02%

    17.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the hidden Blue Wing Boots near Daybreak.

    222 (175) of 1,199 – 18.52%

    14.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Battle Helmet.

    267 (199) of 1,199 – 22.27%

    16.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Battle Suit.

    263 (195) of 1,199 – 21.93%

    16.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.93% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the Tower of Trunk.

    821 (511) of 1,199 – 68.47%

    42.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    68.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the Tower of Fortress.

    533 (350) of 1,199 – 44.45%

    29.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.45% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the Potion Tower to the left of Mascon.

    294 (225) of 1,199 – 24.52%

    18.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the Tower of Suffer.

    337 (241) of 1,199 – 28.11%

    20.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.11% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the Tower of Mist.

    287 (214) of 1,199 – 23.94%

    17.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter Dartmoor Castle.

    258 (191) of 1,199 – 21.52%

    15.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the Fraternal Castle.

    249 (186) of 1,199 – 20.77%

    15.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the Evil Fortress.

    247 (184) of 1,199 – 20.60%

    15.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat one of the Ishiisu in the Useless Tower beyond Victim.

    243 (195) of 1,199 – 20.27%

    16.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Active the first spring in The Tower of Fortress.

    450 (305) of 1,199 – 37.53%

    25.44% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    37.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Activate the Fountain in the Sky.

    447 (302) of 1,199 – 37.28%

    25.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    37.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Activate the third fountain in the dungeon below Forepaw.

    408 (277) of 1,199 – 34.03%

    23.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Full Plate for free (do not buy it).

    214 (179) of 1,199 – 17.85%

    14.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Sir Gawaine in the abandoned food shop.

    207 (171) of 1,199 – 17.26%

    14.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Locked Out

    (2) (4)

    Defeat Grimlock in the abandoned key shop.

    207 (171) of 1,199 – 17.26%

    14.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Grimlock in the abandoned hardware store.

    210 (171) of 1,199 – 17.51%

    14.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Mask Man in the abandoned house.

    207 (171) of 1,199 – 17.26%

    14.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Sir Gawaine in the abandoned bar.

    213 (173) of 1,199 – 17.76%

    14.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.76% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Zorugeriru in the Tower of Fortress.

    428 (294) of 1,199 – 35.70%

    24.52% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Rokusutahn in the unnamed tower near Mascon.

    244 (192) of 1,199 – 20.35%

    16.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.35% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gigeresque

    (5) (11)

    Defeat the Zoradohna guarding an elixir at the Tower of Mist.

    190 (164) of 1,199 – 15.85%

    13.68% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat the Rokusutahn guarding an Hourglass in the area beyond Conflate.

    221 (179) of 1,199 – 18.43%

    14.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Borabohra in the Fraternal Castle.

    235 (181) of 1,199 – 19.60%

    15.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Don't Look Up

    (10) (23)

    Defeat Pakukame in the Fraternal Castle.

    195 (159) of 1,199 – 16.26%

    13.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat King Grieve in the Fraternal Castle.

    237 (175) of 1,199 – 19.77%

    14.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Shadow Eura in the Evil Fortress and complete the game.

    238 (178) of 1,199 – 19.85%

    14.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Watch the end credits.

    226 (173) of 1,199 – 18.85%

    14.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

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Recent comments

(See all 35)

Alena 18 Jun 2017 09:28
Um de meus jogos favoritos de nintendo,agora completo.
russolini77 12 Jul 2017 20:16
Thundard, great work, great set. Very much enjoyed replaying this game. Thank you. 5*.
Kronoan 24 Aug 2017 22:16
Once again, like NightmareJames asked, does anyone have a video or something of where to get the Hidden Glove and Wing Boots Achievement? Thanks!
Kronoan 25 Aug 2017 02:26
I found where the Hidden Glove is to get the Achievement. I'll record a video of where it is soon. I still need the location of the Hidden Wing Boots ...
PerfctWeapon 2 Aug 2018 23:35
Man, the hidden gloves were annoying. I cant make a video, but: head left out of daybreak. Go left 2 screens, down 1 screen. Its hidden behind a pillar. Head left 1 screen, use the boots to fly up, then right again. Voila!
Thundard 26 Nov 2019 14:23
READ THIS https://retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=9685&c=
BillyPones78 29 Jun 2020 06:07
Sucks when you miss Achievements for levels because you gain a couple levels at once. Really seems like something that should be fixed.
BillyPones78 29 Jun 2020 19:12
I do really love this game. Loved it since it was released. Played through it countless times and it never gets old.
books 8 Aug 2020 23:19
The rank achievements still do not pop if you gain enough experience to pass more than one rank without speaking to a guru. Not sure if this is what the achievement programmers intended or not?
joshshoberg 6 Apr 2021 16:38
Gonna echo the comment complaint about ranks. It would be really nice not to miss some of those things because the experience you get jumps you up multiple ranks.
FlynnChurch 20 Jul 2021 11:00
There's likely little that can be done about the rank achievements getting skipped. The game immediately assigns you the highest rank you qualify for, so for all intents and purposes you never received those skipped ranks.
automidnight 20 Aug 2021 22:20
Non-coder here, so excuse my ignorance, but couldn't the rank achievements track to the experience gained instead of rank title?
FlynnChurch 21 Aug 2021 01:59
You could, but since the game doesn't give you the title until you go to the Guru with the right amount of experience, it'd pop early.
EizenDBroniac 7 Sep 2021 00:02
Any idea where to find the "This is a Dry County" bar? I've nearly searched everywhere and beaten all dwarven enemies and get get this chievo to pop up
BenTobitt 31 Oct 2021 06:17
In the same general area as the other indoor enemy achievements if I remember correctly
WanderingHeiho 6 Apr 2022 13:23
Mastery #192: While there were a few times that enemy locations felt cheap, and the passwords sometimes being difficult to tell each letter apart (especially e and c), I'm still glad to have finally tried out one of the Xanadu games (even if it wasn't directly made by Falcom).
Gokou110589 3 Sep 2022 12:22
Mastered 😎
ScruteyBaybeh 18 Feb 2023 14:46
I had a blast with this set. Thank you so much.
catmanmeows 8 Sep 2023 18:02
Mastered in Hardcore Mode. Had to redo a few because the site crashed the other day. Redid the grind, unlocked what all didn't take at first. And there ya go. Completed. I didn't have negative thoughts and always remembered my mantra.
JebDogg 25 Nov 2023 22:22
Mastered #130 of this game. Awesome time. Thanks