The Achievement 42 is gained when the player has traveled to the center of the Galaxy. In order to do this the player must pass through the Grox's territory.
Tips and Tricks Edit
- The quickest way to get to the center of the galaxy is to stock up on Repair Mega Packs and Energy Mega Packs and just make a run for it. It may take a few tries, but it is the only way to get there without starting a war with the Grox.
- Unless you turn off your auto-blaster, you will almost always start a war with the Grox when trying to get to the core. The best way to get to the center is to buy the Interstellar Drive 5 and try to find which wormhole will take you closest to the core. Your distance can be found if you scroll over the UFO above your progress bar. The shorter the distance, the closer the wormhole is located.
- Once you are in it, fly as quickly as you can to the core. If you must stop at a star to plan where to go next, pause the game. If you make it to the core by a luck of fate, but the Grox are now at war with you, enter, receive the Achievement, and exit without saving. You won't have the Staff of Life, but you will have 42 and "peace" with the Grox.
You will also earn the "Talked to Steve" Rare, akin to finding rare galactic formations.
- 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything in the book "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" The question was never truly found out in any of the six books, the TV series, or the movie, but an experiment near the end of book two came up with "what do you get if you multiply six by nine?", which indicates that there is something very wrong with the universe.