Here is a list of The Sandbox achievements, and tips on how to finish them. If you’re looking for extra mana to purchase new elements, read on. I have written this guide as best as possible to consider a player not having all the elements.
Unlocking seven elements will give you this achievement. Playing Story Mode is the best way to earn this achievement. Don’t spend money on mana to gain access to elements just yet.
Eight elements later will and you will have this achievement. Fifteen elements is steep, but completing the story mode will give you enough elements.
Unlocking thirty elements is difficult without spending money. The first step is competing story mode, which will give you a ton of mana via achievements and completing the missions. Buy the less expensive elements first, but stay away from buying Oil, Lava, Glass, Ice, Snow, and mud as these elements can be created through reactions. Do buy a heater and cooler, though.
Not The Average Player:
Spend more than three hours playing. This is a good time to experiment with the elements
Play more than five hours. If bored of playing, you could alway leave the game running and walking away.
Start the game two days in a row. This is easy to complete, and there is incentive: free mana. Remember, playing at least once every 24 hours will earn you one-hundred mana.
Start the game four days in a row.
Start the game eight days in a row. This game hasn’t held my interest for that long of a span, but it’s worth completing because this will give you more mana than the two previous.
Twelve days. I don’t think there is enough content for this to be worth it, but if you’re desperate for mana…
This requires oil. You can either pour oil into an ocean, AKA a large body of water with sand beneath, or try to devise a contraption that spills oil for you. To do such, you would need to incinerate a forest, compress the ashes with stone to create oil, and then you’d need a funnel so that the oil can hit the multi element. Good luck.
This method would work for the Oil Refinery achievement.
Be green and plant three-hundred trees over multiple game sessions.
Incinerate a forest. People see to have a difficult time with this one. There are multiple methods to completing this achievement. Try cranking up the heat in your world. Try pouring oil over top a forest, then lighting it with fire. Lava works too. The more creative the cooler.
Create over ten-thousand fire pixels across game sessions. If you have the fire element this is easy without the fire element, try to use the multi element and set trees on fire by turning the world temperature to very hot.
Gas is an expensive element, so save this achievement till later. There is an easy trick to this. Fill the screen entirely with gas, leaving a few pixels here and there. With the fire element, touch those empty spots and the gas will ignite, disappearing. The entire world will have heated up, meaning you can continue to pour gas and it will ignite.
While completing this achievement, you can complete Pixel Amateur as well.
Placing heaters I have found won’t do the job. This achievement requires engineering. Fill an entire world with metal. Use the eraser, on the largest setting, to create holes in a pattern like the one in the picture below. In the top right, either out a power element if you own it, or create storm clouds. The rest of the holes we will fill with the heater element. Next, create smaller holes and fill them with an element that is changed by heat. In this case, I used sand, turning it into glass. This Should work.
Same as above, but using the cooler element.
Use a thousand multi pixels. Placing them on the screen works.
You released four thousand virus and anti virus pixels. The total is eight thousand pixels.
Afraid Of The Dark:
Use a thousand bright or bulb pixels. Buy one or the either. Preferably bulb because you can use thunder element or the electricity element to add sparkle to your world.
Tricky if you don’t have oil. Creating 4000 pixels of oil on screen is required to complete this achievement. Refer to Ecology Destroyer for instructions.
Use all the basic elements at least once. This one is best saved for last.
Pixel Amateur :
Pouring more than ten-thousand pixels can be tedious; it’s more than you’d think. The lazy method is to use the multi element, make a dripper to pour water into lava. Or you could simply use gas, ignite it, then continue to pour gas pixels.
Pour fifty-thousand pixels. Follow instructions above.
This one requires you to pour more than a hundred-thousand pixels. Same as before: ignite gas.
How Much Mana Will You Earn?
Not much. Each achievement provides one-hundred to three-hundred mana. Unfortunatly, most of these achievements I have earned prior to writing this guide, so am unable to determine the exact amount of mana earned per achievement. Keep this in mind: the more difficult an achievement is to finish, the mo mana you will earn.