Trophy Guide – NBA 09: The Inside

December 17, 2008 Written by Adam Wolfe

Navigating, browsing and unlocking trophies in NBA 09.

Navigating, browsing and unlocking trophies in NBA 09.

NBA 09: The Inside is Sony’s second basketball release on the PS3 and the first that is supporting Trophies. It includes the basic quick play, season and franchise modes as well as mini games, but also has the newly added The life which takes you through three different stories.  At the moment this is the only basketball game supporting trophies. It comes in with 28 trophies; 1 Platinum, 6 Gold, 8 Silver and 13 Bronze.

This guide will tell you what you need to do.  Also wherever you see a * will give you a helpful hint to aid you in getting those trophy accomplished easier.

100% Clear (Platinum): This is the platinum trophy and is unlocked automatically when all the trophies have been unlocked
– Collect all 27 other Trophies.

The Life – Story #1 Completed (Silver): Complete Story #1 – Minimum Veteran difficulty, Complete all “Extra Mile” goals
The Life – Story #2 Completed (Silver): Complete Story #2 – Minimum Veteran difficulty, Complete all “Extra Mile” goals
The Life – Story #3 Completed (Silver): Complete Story #3 – Minimum Veteran difficulty, Complete all “Extra Mile” goals
– These all need to be completed on all star or higher.  You are given goals to achieve in each chapter.  There are main goals and secondary goals. You only need to complete the main goals to complete the story and get the trophies. You may only finish with 60% complete but that is fine.

The Life – All 3 Stories Completed (Gold): Complete all 3 stories – Minimum Veteran difficulty, Complete all “Extra Mile” goals
– You must complete all three stories, plus all the secondary goals.

Franchise – Win the NBA Finals (Bronze): Win the NBA title – any year, any difficulty setting
Franchise – Win 3 NBA Finals (Silver): Win 3 NBA titles – any years, any difficulty setting
Franchise – Complete 20 year Franchise with 5+ NBA Titles (Gold): Complete 20 year Franchise with 5+ NBA Titles – any difficulty setting
– Go to franchise and start a new franchise.  You can complete these during any season on any difficulty setting.
* The easiest way to achieve this Trophy is to play on rookie, with a 28 game season and each playoff round being set to one game with 1 minute quarters. Most years you only need to finish a season winning 50% of your games to qualify for the playoffs. So you should be able to simulate some of the season to make the playoffs. Doing these steps you can complete a season in a few hours. And once you win your 5th title simulate the rest of your 20 year’s to get that gold trophy.

Quick Play – Defeat 5 NBA Teams – All-Star (Bronze): Defeat 5 NBA Teams – min All-Star difficulty setting, 5 min + qtrs – no spotting points
Quick Play – Defeat 15 NBA Teams – All-Star (Silver): Defeat 15 NBA Teams – min All-Star difficulty setting, 5 min + qtrs – no spotting points
Quick Play – Defeat all 32 NBA Teams – All-Star (Gold): Defeat 30 NBA Teams + All-Star Teams – min All-Star difficulty setting, 5 min + qtrs – no spotting points
– Go to quick play and pick your team and pick a team to play. The difficulty must be set to Hall of Fame with a minimum of 5 min quarters and no spotting of points. There are only 30 NBA teams so to get that gold you also need to beat both all star teams as well.
* There’s not really a simple way of getting this other then I would suggest keeping it at 5 min. quarters. The computer rarely misses a shot, so choose wisely and take a bunch of jump shots. They are more accurate and there is less of a chance of it getting blocked.  Also on defense try your best to keep them out around the 3 point line the more they have to pass it around and stay far away from the basket the less chance they get a good shot off.

Mini Games – Rabbit (Bronze): Defeat opponents (Overall rating 85+) in a single game – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting
*Pick big guy rated over 85. There are only a couple close shots and as long as you can make a few shots from further away it will be harder for him to steal your points. Make sure you not only focus on making your shots, but whenever possible still your opponents.

Mini Games – Blacktop Golf (Bronze): Score 70 or less points – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting
*Shoot for the closer garbage cans. Don’t take to many risks. If you just take your time and only take risks when you need to this is a really easy trophy.

Mini Games – 1-on-1 (Bronze): Defeat opponent (Overall rating 85+) by 5 or more points – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting
*Pick a big man to go against. Make sure you choose a quick accurate shooter. If you sprint quickly to the right or left you usually can get behind the big guy and make a easy layups or dunks. On defense try and keep them as far from the basket as possible. This will make it harder for them to make shots.

Mini Games – 2-on-2 (Bronze): Defeat opponents (Overall rating 85+) by 5 or more points – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting.
*Like the 1 on 1 pick a big man to go against. Now the team only needs to average a 85 or higher so if you pick one player rated a 90 the other can be rated a 80. This way your only facing one really good player. Just like the 1 on 1 make sure you choose 2 quick accurate shooter. If you sprint quickly to the right or left you usually can get behind the big guy and make a easy layup or dunk. On defense try and keep them as far from the basket as possible. This will make it harder for them to make shots.

Mini Games – 3-on-3 (Bronze): Defeat opponents (Overall rating 85+) by 5 or more points – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting
*Just like the 1 on 1 and 2 on 2 pick a big man to go against. Now the team only needs to average a 85 or higher so if you pick one player rated a 90 the other 2 can be rated lower. The best way is choose someone really highly rated like a 94 or 95 then the other 2 can be rated much lower. This way your only facing one really good player. Just like the 1 on 1 & 2 on 2 make sure you choose 3 quick accurate shooter. If you sprint quickly to the right or left you usually can get behind the big guy and make a easy layup or dunk. On defense try and keep them as far from the basket as possible. This will make it harder for them to make shots.

Mini Games – Own The Court (Bronze): Defeat opponents (Overall rating 85+) by 8 or more points – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting
*Pick a big man again as your opponent and make sure you take a few outside shots. This way he cannot steal your points. Then just pay attention to where he shoots and try and steal his points when you can.

Mini Games – 3-Point Shootout (Bronze): Defeat opponents (Overall rating 85+) by 5 or more points – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting
*As long as they are rated 85 or above there fine so I suggest a big man that can not shoot outside (Yao Ming, Amare Stoudemire, etc)

Mini Games – PlayStation Skills Challenge (Bronze): Defeat opponents (Overall rating 85+) by 3 or more seconds – Minimum All-Star difficulty setting
*Just like in all the other mini games pick a big man rated as close to 85 as you can. Then its all about accuracy and quickness. Make sure to make all you passes and shots on your first attempt, and sprint thru the cones.

NBA Replay: The Season – Complete First Half of Mode (Bronze): Complete First Half of Mode – All Star difficulty setting
NBA Replay: The Season – Complete Entire Mode (Silver): Complete Entire Mode – All Star difficulty setting
NBA Replay: The Season – Complete Entire Mode including all Extra Mile Goals (Gold): Complete Entire Mode including all Extra Mile Goals – All Star difficulty setting
– Unfortunately there isn’t much help to offer here.  Everything is pretty much laid out for you during NBA Replay.

Player Progression – Advance 5 to 70+ (Bronze): Advance 5 Progression Players to an Overall Rating of 70+ points for each player
Player Progression – Advance 5 to 80+ (Silver): Advance 5 Progression Players to an Overall Rating of 80+ points for each player
Player Progression – Advance 5 to 90+ (Gold): Advance 5 Progression Players to an Overall Rating of 90+ points for each player
– Create 5 players, preferably one for each position (Center, Small Forward, Power Forward, Point Guard and Shooting Guard). You will achieve points during games, mini games and the life. You achieve them for doing basic stuff in games like making a three-point shot, making a jump shot or get a assist. You also will get large amounts for unlocking the in game trophies (If player is the MVP for the season, Win NBA title, etc) Use these points to boost your players attribute so that the reach the desired number to achieve your trophy.
* You can use these points from everything from buying shoes and hats to boosting you abilities. But the obviously quick way to achieve these trophies is to use every point you get to boost you abilities. It will take some time to boost all 5 players, but if you are busy going for all the other trophies you will slowly acquire most of the points needed. Also the higher the difficulty the more points you get. So playing games on hall of fame mode will easily get you 20,000 to 30,000 points a game.

Online 5 Game Winner (Bronze): Win 5 online games
Online 10 Game Winner (Silver): Win 10 online games
Online 25 Game Winner (Gold): Win 25 online games
– Go online and win the associated amount of games.