Ranging from bronze, silver, gold and the fabled platinum, as a player’s collection of medals unintentionally grew – sometimes by pure chance – it was only a matter of time before they all fell for the compelling allure of earning them all; hook, line and sinker. Unfortunately, earning a platinum medal is about as rare as sinking a hole-in-one. So, why did Martin and his team impose such merciless challenges?
“There wasn’t a chance that players could get all the medals, it was just insane. The platinum thing came about from our QA department. I set the times for the golds, but they wanted a representation to show how well it could be done. It escalated a bit and the Japanese and US QA departments got involved, so it became this intercontinental play off, each QA department outdoing the other. Some of the times were crazy. In truth, I could only get four platinums. Just as a word of warning, if you do get all the platinums it just says ‘you can stop now!’ which I thought was funny, not sure if anyone got to see it though.”
Martin Wakely, on why you will never, ever 100 percent Blast Corps.