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Old 07-26-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Wow this game is Hard, Anyone agree?

Is it me or is this game uber hard? I have it on Easy and i can beat the game, but it is a struggle! How the heck do you beat this on Hard.

And on S rank...ugghhh..good game yet so hard!
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:05 AM   #2
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Agreed, finding it hard even on the easiest level. I'll stick at it though, it's a good game and I loved the original versions all those years ago.
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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This game is hard to beat and hard on my right thumb. Punching the A button is wearing my thumb out.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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dam i was going to buy this game i love these type of arcade games.. but wow is it really that hard might re-consider
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:54 AM   #5
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getting 200 is HARD..like really hard..This is no easy 200, the toughest Arcade game on XBL
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:27 AM   #6
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After a bit of practice, it does get easier. I was finding it extremely difficult too, but now I'm up to 165G, including the achievement for completing it on the hardest difficulty (was quite surprised at that). I still struggle a bit on the 4th level though, haven't worked out a good strategy for that level's boss.

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Old 07-27-2008, 06:03 PM   #7
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I went into level 4 with 8 lives and came out with 3. That level is a bitch lol.
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:51 PM   #8
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Nah this isnt that hard. it appears hard at first but, much like Omega Five, is very easy to learn.

I'm not much of a shoot em up fan but I got the S-ranks quite easily. just save your bombs for the bombs and spam their midsections.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:53 PM   #9
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It seems to me that the only difference between the difficulties is the amount of lives you have in reserve at the start.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:56 PM   #10
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It seems to me that the only difference between the difficulties is the amount of lives you have in reserve at the start.
Yeah since your ship dies in like 3 hits anyways.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:32 PM   #11
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I'm still completely dumbfounded how people on the leaderboards are getting 4+ million points, I went from start to finish and got just over 1 million. Are there massive 500k+ type bonuses for finishing with an S rating or soemthing?
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:44 PM   #12
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I'm still completely dumbfounded how people on the leaderboards are getting 4+ million points, I went from start to finish and got just over 1 million. Are there massive 500k+ type bonuses for finishing with an S rating or soemthing?
Getting an S Rating really increases your points multiplier at the end of each level. Getting an S Rating on all of the bosses will easily get you over 3,000,000 points. I think the guys that are getting the really high scores are working the multipliers (getting 8x-16x multipliers for shooting the enemies right before the crash into the plane versus shooting them at the top of the screen.)
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:07 PM   #13
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My boyfriend, who insisted it was super hard, got 200/200 like overnight one day. So either he's a badass, or it wasn't as hard as he thought once he played more. I'm leaning toward the 2nd option.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:43 PM   #14
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I thought it was hard at frist, but once i got the hang of it, it turned out not to be that bad at all. By the way I have a total of 165GP on this game Woot Woot for me.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:51 PM   #15
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So you think this is tougher than Metal slug 3 and Geo wars...?
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:14 PM   #16
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it cant be harder than geo wars... and if any of u have played ESPrade, or any of atlus/caves scrolling shooters, this shouldnt be that hard.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:12 PM   #17
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So you think this is tougher than Metal slug 3 and Geo wars...?
Having played all three and sucking at Geometry Wars and Metal Slug 3, I'd have to say this is the easiest of the three (for me at least ehehe). This game scales well in that it is really challenging at first but once you play through a few times you tend to get into a groove. The bosses seem a bit easier and the levels don't feel as hard once you've gone through them a few times.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:15 PM   #18
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The only thing that makes the game hard is that in other shootem ups you are used to only a small part of your ship taking damage. Like if you play ikaruga on the 2nd level i think you can fit your plane through the spaces in the boxes and stuff. But in this game your entire ship can take damage, the wings everything. The ship seems to take up much more space then most other shmups and sometimes it's hard to manuever between bullets. Though once you get used to it and how to dodge it becomes much easier.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:46 PM   #19
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Not being Big Headed but the game is so easy that even Babies can complete it.. I'm ranked 20 on the Leaderboards - Vampyre Shadows, I completed the game 1 credit 6 lives left..

I've got all the achievements apart from the Shinden and S Rank one's.. I can 'S' rank every level apart from the first.. As you need to outrun the Stealth for the S Rank
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:26 AM   #20
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Yeah its pretty hard. It was hard back in the day. Fun as hell though. Some of the Chevos are kinda hard to get but this game is fun as heck to play .
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Ya, This one is pretty hard.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:39 PM   #22
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Really like this game a lot. However I don't think it is that hard compared to some other games in the genre. For example I find Ikaruga to be much harder than 1942. The only achievement that I had to struggle with in this game was the one where you have to complete the game with the Shinden. It is fast but so very fragile. The S-ranking was also a little hard since the first boss has to go down within 13 seconds (if you save your bombs and spam the midsection it does go down really fast though).

Only have the "Wing King" left to do and it will probably give me quite a challenge.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:15 PM   #23
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Actually I find this to be really easy... I was looking for other shmups in the XBLA and bought this. Beaten it on Wing King difficulty first try and as of now I am a little bit disappointed... =.=
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So hard aargh
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:08 PM   #25
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I can't even beat on Penguin with ANY of the planes! I was playing Co-op with my bro and we got to the last boss and both of us died! Why is there no continues?! I really wish there was an easier way to beat this game.
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