after reading the comments i was worried this game would be painfully difficult but the only level that is truly hard is the last one. if 12 is considered hard, id love to see this game get badges, thatd be the easiest hard badge on the site. awesome game design and nice levels.
to get the hard badge, play through until you get the sponsorship with the 5x multiplier - its takes a while but isn't hard. then go back through and get gold medals in the first couple months, grind a little until you're at 100% and getting 30 gold is not so difficult. reward for the first race is worth 5000 by this point so upgrading the vehicle becomes super easy
also, in order to get the 200,000 badge - upgrade to top items and get approx. 25 skill points to work with. choose ballon and upgrade everything except the two team-related skills, getting past 200,000 should be a breeze by then. except it may take you 2 days due to the game's painful grinding.
i somehow had the patience to finish this game. very unrewarding, counterintuitive menu system, awful grinding/leveling system, but cool design and items/characters. would love to see these guys use their talents to create a game that is actually fun to play. if you have the patience, the first 4 badges are pretty easy; otherwise, this game gets a 2/5 from me.
probably the easiest 65 points on this site. the first 3 badges are pretty simple, and by selecting letting go - abstract - straight - fixed - off in options, the last badge is a breeze too! love the game, it's beautiful and fun
If you can get through some really difficult levels in the first couple chapters, most of the "hell" levels are fairly easy. awesome game, perfect balance of maddeningly difficult and just barely possible