Originally Posted by The Carrot Cake Kid
1000 in this game wasn't overly difficult. As long as you cleaned up all the collectables on an easy/normal playthrough you can run past almost half the battles in this game anyways.
I'm doing the collectables on 1999 mode. I don't really see the problem as you have the same amount of time and chances to get them as you'd have on a easy/normal playthrough