June 12, 2009

Mafia Wars Cuba Achievements; Strategy Guide

Eight new achievements also went live with the release of Mafia Wars Cuba. Some of these are actually related to New York, but were just put into the game. Here they are:

One Down - Achieved by mastering at least one stage in New York.
Strategy: Master one stage in New York..

What else you got? - Achieved by mastering all the tiers in New York
Strategy: Please see the leveling guide.

Island Bound - Earned by traveling to Cuba
Strategy: Hit level 35, click the fly to Cuba button.

Banana Republic - Earned by owning all four businesses in Cuba
Strategy: Money may seem tight in Cuba to start, but don't worry. You'll master this in no time. Don't buy any businesses until you master the first tier once; you'll need the money to buy the required items for the jobs before that.

Havana Hat Trick - Earned by mastering at least one job tier in Cuba.
Strategy: Just play in Cuba for a bit, it will happen in no time.

Like a Hurricane - Earned by winning 1000 fights in Cuba.
Strategy: This is the only strategy in Cuba that will actually take a bit of time. If you are struggling to win fights in Cuba, find an easy target in Cuba to attack repeatedly as discussed here.

My Little Friend - Earned by gifting an M16A1 to a friend.
Strategy: Do the "Transport a Shipment of US Arms" job in the El Capitan tier until you get one of these guns, then gift said gun to someone in your mafia. Easy enough.

So far, there are 6 achievements to work on in Cuba, with the "Like a Hurricane" being by far the longest grind. I would not be surprised if the developers decide to add more though, as there is definitely room for it!

Update: 6/18/2009 - As predicted, new achievements were added today:

International - Earned by collecting over 1,000,000 Cuban Pesos
Strategy: Not actually too bad. Once you work through Mafia Wars: Cuba, start buying businesses. Fully upgraded businesses will be able to knock this achievement out in 4 days.

Big Business - Earned by fully upgrading a single Cuban business.
Strategy: Will happen en route to International. Don't worry too much about this or the Tycoon achievement, just buy some businesses and they will pay to upgrade themselves in short order.

Tycoon - Earned by fully upgrading all Cuban Businesses

Working Man - Earned by doing 20 jobs in one day
Strategy: Easy. They do not have to be different jobs - if you have 20 energy you can just do one energy jobs in the Street Thug tier and earn it easily. Or, you can just work on leveling up and you should get it!

Dependable - Earned by doing a job every day for seven days
Strategy: Do a job once every seven days.

Big Spender - Earned by purchasing an item or service with Reward Points
Strategy: Level up 28 times and buy +4 stat points, or spend your money on some.

Treasure Hunter - Earned by finding a rare item in a mystery crate
Strategy - Buy mystery crates. Sucks because the rares in the mystery crate are pretty poor quality, maybe they will upgrade them at some point

Slum Lord - Earned by owning 30 apartment complexes
Strategy - Buy 30 apartment complexes

Cashing out - Earned by selling 50 Mega Casinoes
Strategy - Buy and sell 50 Mega Casinoes. If you don't have any Mega Casinoes, you can buy and sell them 1 (or 10) at a time to save money.

Getting the Crew Together - Earned by promoting friends to each Top Mafia position
Strategy - Find some friends, promote them to top Mafia.

Crime C.E.O. - Earned by assembling a Top Mafia with all players above level 100
Strategy - Not too bad, by the time you have 50 or so Mafia members, you should be able to find enough to put in your Top Mafia.

Knife Thrower - Earned by looting 10 Butterfly Knives.
Strategy - You should earn this achievement just in the process of leveling up.

Uncle Sam - Earned by owning 50 federal agents.
Strategy - They had to put this in after I gave all mine away! At any rate, you get federal agents from the "Buy off a Federal Agent" job in the boss tier. They do not have a good drop rate, and the job requires blackmail photos, so I would recommend being a Master Boss before going for this achievement. It might take a few days worth of energy packs to collect enough blackmail photos to get this one.

What's after Trillion? - Earned by depositing 999 Trillion Dollars
Strategy - I'll be surprised if anyone ever gets this legitimately within the year. It took a few weeks for people to hit the 10 trillion mark, so getting 100 times that is going to take quite some time. I think this was just put in the game to give people who have done everything something to do.

Bulletproof - Earned by surviving for over 60 minutes on the Hit List.
Strategy - This one actually looks pretty interesting. Surviving on the Hit List takes an interesting build - you need to be able to win a lot of fights on defense (see guide), but you also need to have a lot of health so that you do not get knocked out in between bouts of healing. On the hit list, you can be knocked out even if you win every fight on defense. If you win 100 fights, you're still taking damage on most fights, and eventually you will get knocked out. You can heal every minute or so, but if you only have the base line level of health, you will not last very long on the hitlist. You can try to have this done at off-peak hours (in the middle of the night) and have a friend list you, but Mafia Wars is an international game, so there will never be truly be an opening.

That's Amore - Earned by gifting a Diamond Ring to any player under level 8
Strategy - Get a friend to play, gift them a ring before they get past level 8. In other news, the Diamond Ring crops up on everyone's wishlist..

The Best Offense - Earned by defeating 6 attackers in a row
Strategy - See the How to Win Fights on Defense guide. The best way to get attacked 6 times in a row is to get someone to list you on the hitlist after you get an outfitted Mafia of 501. It can be done earlier, but requires a bit of luck. Alternatively, you could have a weaker friend attack you until you get it.

Updated 10/16/2009

Hitman: Earned by collecting a bounty from the hitlist.

Bounty Hunter: Earned by collecting 50 bounties from the hitlist.

Master Collector: Earned by vaulting all of the New York and Cuba collections.

Next!: Earned by mastering all of Cuba.

Dedicated: Earned by logging in and completing a job 20 days in a row.

Set Them up for Later: Earned by losing 10 fights in a row.

Brawler: Earned by winning 100 fights in a row.

It's Good to be the King: Earned by being promoted to at least 10 friends' top mafia.

First Blood: Earned by declaring and winning a war.

Veteran: Earned by participating in 500 wars.

Rossiya Matushka: Earned by traveling to Moscow

Pank 'n Spank: Earned by defeating Dmitri Leonov
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  1. this sucks...the things which were already done before adding them as an achievement in MW are always shown under the incomplete achievements ... :(

  2. You can't attack a member of your family so the best offense can not be achieved by having a weaker member attack you

  3. you can have a freind not in your mafia attack you 6times in a row...

  4. how? one friend (who is not in my mafia) couldn t find me and therefore couldn t attack me. how can we find each one other?

  5. he hitlisted me and i won straight 10x but where's the best offence achievement?

  6. what a bunch of hosers. you're missing the whole point. IT'S SUPPOSED TO TAKE FOREVER. That way, your host can sell more ads for us to click.

  7. In my experience... The best offence is easiest to get when you are either very low level or very very high. It seems that my accounts that are between level 30-300 cannot get it at all. No one will allow themselves to lose a fight 6 times.

  8. For the "That's Amore";
    The diamond ring appears on peoples wishlist if they have <4 items on the wishlist, so it doesn't necessarily mean that it is a popular item...

  9. Great guide by the way, helped clear up some of the more confusing achievements

  10. I defeated 6 attackers in a row and then I did not get this acheivement do you have to lose when you get attacked ?

  11. That "That's Amore" achievement doesn't work for me. I got a lvl. 7 friend in my top maffia. I gave her a diamond ring twice now, but still no achievement.

  12. The Best Offense

    this is an easy achivment to get, i have read what you all wrote above but you all missed the point. Yes you do get a friends to attack you. but when the friend goes to atack Mafia Wars says you cant becuase there your friend but it then gives you and option to
    REMOVE the friend once you have done that it gives you a direct link to attack...do this 6 time then add your friends again. its not much effort to re-add them so your iether to lazy to get the achivment or you dont want it that bad lol

  13. The Best Offense Achievement...
    I got this in my sleep, i was a level 4 back then with 28 Mafia... yeah, maybe i just got lucky that a streak of weak Mafia's decided to attack me... :P
    and it's true... it's easier to get this achievement in the lower levels where everyone is still struggling with money and weapons.

    PS. The same is also true for the Napoleon Complex Achievement...

  14. The Best Offense Achievement...
    It doesn't work with me, 6 different attacker in a row from hitlist but i still don't get that achievement.

  15. How can I find and bookmark a weak player in Cuba, or make a weak player I already know of be in Cuba? it's not enough for me to be in cuba while fighting my usual whipping-boy.


  16. Napoleon Complex was the first achievement I got - I built up pretty good before I hit the fights and was surprised when i got it, I wasn't even clueful enough at that point to know about achievements at all. I imagine it would be really difficult if you were higher level, though...

  17. I can never earn the Slum Lord and the Cashing Out, because I've got "Rackets" instead of "Properties" :(

  18. Also, let's not forget about the most resent addition the the Achievment Family

    Back in the USSR: Earn by vaulting the Soviet Memorabily Collection

  19. So, you seem to know quite a lot about this. What does it really mean to "collect a bounty from the hitlist." Is that to attack someone who's in the hitlist and win some money? Or am I a total idiot who's got it all wrong. 'Cause I've done that several times, but still no achievement!

  20. to "collect a bounty" means you have to kill the guy thats on the hitlist.

  21. i get attacked more than 6 times but still didnt get Best Offense Achievement...why is that so?

  22. How about this "Cashing Out" now with the new properties, how to sell a casino???

  23. its weird, i completed all job tiers in cuba, but i don't get the achievemnt, why?

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  25. i completed all Cuban businesses and i don't get the achievment? who can fix that?

  26. that's amore achivement doesn't work

  27. I would like to know how do I get the beard collection achievement?

  28. i did all jobs in cuba and don't get achievemt!!Why?