Nicole Trophy Guide

Trophy Roadmap:

Difficulty: 1/10
Estimated time to platinum: 2/3 hours
Missable trophies: 9
Bronze Ted Normal
Bronze Ted Special
Gold Darren Normal 
Gold Darren Special
Gold Kurt Normal
Gold Kurt Special
Gold Jeff Normal
Gold Jeff Special
Gold Very Bad!

Glitched trophies: None
Difficulty related: None
Playthrough: 4

Introduction:

Welcome to the Nicole Trophy Guide!
A dating simulator that revolves around your day-to-day life as a college student. It’s considered a visual novel and it’s developed by Winter Wolves and published by Ratalaika Games.

Roadmap:

First of all, check the Tips and Strategies section of this guide to understand how this game works. Then you can start to follow these steps.

NOTE: This guide refers to the Stat-Raising Mode and the time required is effective if you skip all the dialogues. If you decide to not skip the dialogues you can always follow this guide but it will take several hours to get the platinum trophy.
However, in the Tips and Strategies section, you can find a video that shows an alternative faster method where it selects the Visual Novel Mode and it will only take you 30 mins to get the platinum trophy.

Step 1: Ted Route and Bad Ending
Right at the beginning of the game, make sure to select “Play With Stat-Raising Gameplay (default)“.
During this step, you should focus on maxing out your Clues, bring your Diligence to over 900, and your affection to 100% with Ted (Check Bronze Ted Special for more info).
Make sure to max out your Clues BEFORE reaching a total of 900 Diligence to avoid that the endings glitch on you.
Also, make a manual save always BEFORE maxing out your Diligence and your affection towards Ted to be able to go for the bad ending as well without having to replay the entire game again.

Once you have unlocked Ted’s endings, reload the save file with the Clues maxed out and complete the game without bringing any stats over 900 and without reaching a 100% affection level with any character.

You’ll be earning these trophies:
Bronze Ted Normal
Bronze Ted Special

Gold Laboratory Assistant 
Gold Cafeteria Servant
Gold Park Volunteer
Gold Store Clerk
Gold Very Bad!

Step 2: Darren Route 
Start a new game and right at the beginning, make sure to select “Play With Stat-Raising Gameplay (default)“.
During this step, you should focus on maxing out your Clues, bring your Amity to over 900, and your affection with Darren to 100% (Check Gold Darren Special for more info).
Make sure to max out your Clues BEFORE reaching a total of 900 Amity to avoid that the endings glitch on you. 

During this step you’ll earn these trophies:
Gold Darren Normal
Gold Darren Special

Step 3: Kurt Route
Right at the beginning of the game, make sure to select “Play With Stat-Raising Gameplay (default)”.
During this step, you should focus on maxing out your Clues, your Zeal to over 900, and your affection with Kurt (Check Gold Kurt Special for more info).
Make sure to max out your Clues BEFORE reaching a total of 900 Zeal to avoid that the endings glitch on you. 

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
Gold Kurt Normal
Gold Kurt Special

Step 4: Jeff Route
Right at the beginning of the game, make sure to select “Play With Stat-Raising Gameplay (default)“.
During this step, you should focus on maxing out your Clues, bring your Wit to over 900, and your affection with Jeff to 100% (Check Gold Jeff Special for more info).
Make sure to max out your Clues BEFORE reaching a total of 900 Wit to avoid that the endings glitch on you. 

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
Gold Jeff Normal
Gold Jeff Special

Tips and Strategies:

First of all, if you are just interested in the trophies, make sure to go into “Options” and put them as shown in the image below:

Now you are ready to have a full breakdown of the mechanics of this game.

Characters and Stats

To increase your affection and be able to conquer each character you need to level up the right stats, choose the correct dialogue options, and make the correct gifts. Always remember to increase Clues to its maximum (999) BEFORE reaching a 900 level of any stats to avoid glitches.
Also, make sure to focus on a single character at a time as well because there are not enough days to level up two stats at max level in a single playthrough.
There are 5 stats in total:

  • Clues: You ALWAYS need to level this stat at its max for every ending. You can increase it by doing the followings activities:
    • Movie Theater – Examine Night Activities;
    • Public Park – Observe People;
    • Disco Pub – Look For Suspicious Behavior;
    • Campus – Ask About the Disappearance;
    • Library – Search Through Old Newspaper;
    • Convenience Store – Check the Costumer
  • Zeal: You need to level this stat up to over 900 (999 recommended to avoid issues) when going for Kurt’s endings. You can increase it by doing the followings activities:
    • Gym – Play Volleyball;
    • Football Field – Cheerleader;
    • Cafeteria – Job: Cafeteria Server (available from the 3rd of October);
    • Home – Online Shopping (available from the second half of October): “How To Stay Motivated” (75$).
  • Diligence: You need to level this stat up to over 900 (999 recommended to avoid issues) when going for Ted’s endings. You can increase it by doing the followings activities:
    • Home – Tidy Up Room;
    • Public Park –  Do some jogging;
    • Convenience Store –  Job: Clerk (available from the 4th of October);
    • Home – Online Shopping (available from the second half of October): “The Key To Success: Hard Work” (75$).
  • Amity: You need to level this stat up to over 900 (999 recommended to avoid issues) when going for Darren’s endings. You can increase it by doing the followings activities:
    • Cafeteria – Socialize With People;
    • Campus – Socialize With People;
    • Public Park – Job: Park Volunteer (available from the 6th of October);
    • Home – Online Shopping (available from the second half of October): “How To Make Friends” (75$).
  • Wit: You need to level this stat up to over 900 (999 recommended to avoid issues) when going for Jeff’s endings. You can increase it by doing the followings activities:
    • Library  – Study;
    • Home – Do Homework;
    • Classroom – Extra Classes;
    • Laboratory – Job: Laboratory Assistant (available from the 2nd of October);
    • Home – Online Shopping (available from the second half of October): “Think Smarter” (75$)
Books and Gifts

From the second half of October, shopping online will become available in your home. You will need to have some money to be able to buy something from the shop (you can get them by working). 
It’s strongly recommended to buy books to increase a specific stat by 100: 

  • “The Key To Success: Hard Work” (75$):+100 to Diligence (Ted’s Route);
  • “How To Make Friends” (75$): +100 to Amity (Darren’s Route);
  • “How To Stay Motivated” (75$): +100 to Zael (Kurt’s route); 
  • “Think Smarter” (75$): +100 to Wit (Jeff’s Route).

Also, you will need to buy specific objects and gift them to a specific character to increase your affection:

  • Ted’s Wishlist:  Belt, Key Ring, Piggybank, Day Planner, Coffee Thermos;
  • Darren’s Wishlist: Fuzzy Socks, USB Laptop Charm, Pocket Watch, Antique Quill, Booklight;
  • Kurt’s Wishlist: Earbuds, School Pennant, Football Pillow, Underarmour, MP3 Arm Brace;
  • Jeff’s Wishlist: Rucksack, All-Purpose Cleaning Cloth, Cane, Leather Bound Journal, Scarf.
Dialogue options

While playing you will have to choose between some dialogue options as well and you will need to select the correct ones to increase your affection with a specific character. 
Make sure to follow these little walkthroughs for every character:

NOTE: In the table below There are only listed the dialogue options you MUST choose correctly. There will be other ones that are not important for getting the related trophies of the route you are doing.

Ted’s RouteDarren’s RouteKurt’s RouteJeff’s Route
“The way you talk is cute.”“Try to act naturally.”“You think that’s all it’s going to take to impress me?”“It’s sound interesting!”
“He should have worked it out first.”“I want to know him better.”“I dunno.”“It’s annoying.”
“Country.”“Definitely not what I was expecting.”“Keep confident you can help.”“Agree not to say anything.”
“I like the color of it.”“It’s definitely historical fiction.”“Running back.”“You want to make something?”
“Ask Jeff about your idea.”“Mint ice-cream looks so good right now.”“Mint ice-cream looks so good right now.”“Ask Jeff about your idea.”
“Agree with him.”“Show him with Darren.”“Show him with Darren.”“Challenge him.”
“Ask about his father.”“That’s pretty silly.”“Accept.”“Let out the tears.”
“Why don’t we fundraise?”“Be civil.”“Don’t let him.”“Ask about it.”
“Coffee.”“After him!”“Go along with it.”“Jeff can go first.”
“I only want to dance with you.”“Suggest to call an attendant to help search.”“Cookies.”“Beg for her cooperation.”
“I don’t blame him.”“Don’t help him.”“Yell at him.”“Confront Jeff.”

Alternative faster Walkthrough

As mentioned in the Note in the Roadmap section of the guide, there is another way that allows you to get the platinum trophy in 30 mins or less. Here you can check a video made by Cheevo Guides that shows how to do it (Big thanks to xXBlackxBirdXx for the shout out).

Trophy Guide:

Platinum Nicole
Get all other trophies.
Ted Normal
Unlock Ted Normal ending.

Check Bronze Ted Special for further details on how to unlock this trophy.

Ted Special
Unlock Ted Special ending.

This trophy and Bronze Ted Normal can be unlocked at the same time by reaching a total of 999 clues, a level over 900 of Diligence, and a 100% affection with Ted at least a week in advance of December 21st (not mandatory but recommended).

To easily achieve these 2 endings you can focus on collecting Clues during the entire month of September then mainly focusing on your Diligence during October and November by going jogging in the park and tidying your room.
When the Convenience Store Clerk job becomes available (4th of October), do the job every weekday to earn Diligence and money quickly and spend the weekend by doing the aforementioned actions.
NOTE: Always remember to increase Clues to its maximum (999) BEFORE reaching a 900 level of any stats to avoid glitches.

From the second half of October, you will unlock shopping online: buy the book “The Key To Success: Hard Work” (75$) to buff your Diligence by 100 and donate the Belt, the Key Ring, the Piggybank, the Day Planner and the Coffee Thermos to Ted to increase his affection.
Furthermore, you are obliged to choose the following dialogue options:

  • “The way you talk is cute.”;
  • “He should have worked it out first.”;
  • “Country.”;
  • “I like the color of it.”;
  • “Ask Jeff about your idea.”;
  • “Agree with him.”;
  • “Ask about his father.”;
  • “Why don’t we fundraise?.”;
  • “Coffee.”;
  • “I only want to dance with you.”;
  • “I don’t blame him.”.

NOTE: There are only listed the dialogue options you MUST choose correctly. There will be other ones that are not important for getting the related trophies of the route you are doing.

Darren NormalGold
Unlock Darren Normal ending.

Check Gold Darren Special for more details on how to unlock this trophy.

Darren SpecialGold
Unlock Darren Special ending.

This trophy and Gold Darren Normal can be unlocked at the same time by reaching a total of 999 clues, a level over 900 of Amity, and a 100% affection with Darren at least a week in advance of December 21st (not mandatory but recommended).

To easily achieve these 2 endings you can focus on collecting Clues during the entire month of September then mainly focusing on your Amity during October and November by spending your time socializing in the cafeteria or on campus.
When the Park Volunteer job becomes available (6th of October), go to work every weekday to earn Amity and money quickly and spend the weekend by doing the actions aforementioned.
NOTE: Always remember to increase Clues to its maximum (999) BEFORE reaching a 900 level of any stats to avoid glitches.

From the second half of October, you will unlock shopping online: buy the book “How To Make Friends” (75$) to buff your Amity by 100 and donate the Fuzzy Socks, the USB Laptop Charm, the Pocket Watch, the Antique Quill and the Booklight to Darren to increase his affection.
Furthermore, you are obliged to choose the following dialogue options:

  • “Try to act naturally.”;
  • “I want to know him better.”;
  • “Definitely not what I was expecting.”;
  • “It’s definitely historical fiction.”;
  • “Mint ice-cream looks so good right now.”;
  • “Show him with Darren.”;
  • “That’s pretty silly.”;
  • “Be civil.”;
  • “After him!”;
  • “Suggest calling an attendant to help search.”;
  • “Don’t help him.”.

NOTE: There are only listed the dialogue options you MUST choose correctly. There will be other ones that are not important for getting the related trophies of the route you are doing.

Kurt NormalGold
Unlock Kurt Normal ending.

Check GoldKurt Special for more details on how to unlock this trophy.

Kurt SpecialGold
Unlock Kurt Special ending.

This trophy and Gold Kurt Normal can be unlocked at the same time by reaching a total of 999 clues, a level over 900 of Zeal, and a 100% affection with Kurt at least a week in advance of December 21st (not mandatory but recommended).

To easily achieve these 2 endings you can focus on collecting Clues during the entire month of September then mainly focusing on your Zeal during October and November by playing volleyball in the gym on weekdays and cheerleading at the football field on weekends.
When the Cafeteria Server job becomes available (3rd of October), do the job every weekday to earn Zeal and money quickly and repeat the aforementioned actions during the weekends.
NOTE: Always remember to increase Clues to its maximum (999) BEFORE reaching a 900 level of any stats to avoid glitches.

From the second half of October, you will unlock shopping online: buy the book “How To Stay Motivated” (75$) to buff your Zeal by 100 and donate the Earbuds, the School Pennant, the Football Pillow, the Underarmour and the MP3 Arm Brace to Kurt to increase his affection.
Furthermore, you are obliged to choose the following dialogue options:

  • “You think that’s all it’s going to take to impress me?”;
  • “I dunno.”;
  • “Keep confident you can help.”;
  • “Running back.”;
  • “Mint ice-cream looks so good right now.”;
  • “Show him with Darren.”;
  • “Accept.”;
  • “Don’t let him.”;
  • “Go along with it.”;
  • “Cookies.”;
  • “Yell at him.”.

NOTE: There are only listed the dialogue options you MUST choose correctly. There will be other ones that are not important for getting the related trophies of the route you are doing.

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Jeff NormalGold
Unlock Jeff Normal ending.

Check Gold Jeff Special for more details on how to unlock this trophy.

Jeff SpecialGold
Unlock Jeff Special ending.

This trophy and Gold Jeff Normal can be unlocked at the same time by reaching a total of 999 clues, a level over 900 of Wit, and a 100% affection with Jeff at least a week in advance of December 21st (not mandatory but recommended).

To easily achieve these 2 endings you can focus on collecting Clues during the entire month of September then mainly focusing on your Wit during October and November by studying in the library on weekdays and taking extra classes in the classroom on weekends. 
When the Lab Assistant job becomes available (2nd of October), do the job every weekday to earn Wit and money quickly and take extra classes on weekends.
NOTE: Always remember to increase Clues to its maximum (999) BEFORE reaching a 900 level of any stats to avoid glitches.

From the second half of October, you will unlock shopping online: buy the book “Think Smarter” (75$) to buff your Wit by 100 and donate the Rucksack, the All-Purpose Cleaning Cloth, the Cane, the Leather Bound Journal and the Scarf to Jeff to increase his affection.
Furthermore, you are obliged to choose the following dialogue options:

  • “It sounds interesting!”;
  • “It’s annoying.”;
  • “Agree not to say anything.”;
  • “You want to make something?”;
  • “Ask Jeff about your idea.”;
  • “Challenge him.”;
  • “Let out the tears.”;
  • “Ask about it.”;
  • “Jeff can go first.”;
  • “Beg for her cooperation.”;
  • “Confront Jeff.”.

NOTE: There are only listed the dialogue options you MUST choose correctly. There will be other ones that are not important for getting the related trophies of the route you are doing.

Very Bad!Gold
Unlock the Very Bad ending.

This trophy is achieved by completing the game with 999 Clues, no stats over the 899, and no 100% affection with any character.
You can get it by making a save when you max out the Clues during one of your playthroughs and then reload it after completing them all.

This will allow you to get it without the need to play the game again for the fifth time.

Laboratory AssistantGold
Unlock Laboratory Assistant job.

This trophy is automatically unlocked when you reach the 2nd of October.
When you unlock it, you can work at the Laboratory as an assistant in the afternoons from Monday to Friday.

It’s recommended to always go for it when available because you can get money and increase your Wit quickly (strictly related to Jeff’s route).

Cafeteria ServerGold
Unlock Cafeteria Server job.

This trophy is automatically unlocked when you reach the 3rd of October.
When you unlock it, you can work at the Cafeteria as a server in the afternoons from Monday to Friday. 

It’s recommended to always go for it when available because you can get money and increase your Zeal quickly ((strictly related to Kurt’s route).

Park VolunteerGold
Unlock Park Volunteer job.

This trophy is automatically unlocked when you reach the 6th of October.
When you unlock it, you can work at the public park as a volunteer in the afternoons from Monday to Friday. 

It’s recommended to always go for it when available because you can get money and increase your Amity quickly (strictly related to Darren’s route).

Store ClerkGold
Unlock Store Clerk job.

This trophy is automatically unlocked when you reach the 4th of October.
When you unlock it, you can work at the park as a clerk in the afternoons from Monday to Friday. 

It’s recommended to always go for it when available because you can get money and increase your Diligence quickly (strictly related to Ted’s route).

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