PlaystationTrophies Got a news tip? tips@x360a.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   XboxAchievements.com > Windows Phone Games (WP7 and WP8) > Shmup > Crimson Dragon: Side Story
Subscribe    Donate

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-15-2012, 02:45 AM   #1
goodwood9999
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 30

YA BILLY's Gamercard
how do you get S ranks?

i can only get S rank in the boss levels. how do you get S ranks? i can never get my multiplier pass 100x. what is the trick to keep very high multipliers, what weapons and actions need to be uses for S rank?
goodwood9999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
GR4V1G0R3
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: A horrible place
Posts: 594

GR4V1G0R3's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
for multipliers, any main weapon that has lock on,

for ray's (the red ones) tap where the enemy wave is about to appear constantly, or swipe if you know the exact number that is due
for lightening (either vision or the other one, roar?) hold where the waves are due to arrive

with either of those weapons it should be fairly easy to get over a 150 multiplier on stage 1 / 2....after that you may notice some gaps are too large to maintain a combo through



general combo hints, learn the enemy patterns, learn the timing of each wave, then you know when you need to be "slow" on a wave etc....i've had 180 + using the homing ray as a main weapon, don't bother with secondaries, they are shit


now for ranking help...this is where i'm useless.....you need to ....

take 0 damage (or have just continued - bonus for each life left at end of stage)
kill as close to all enemies on the level as possible
finish the boss A.S.A.P.


in all honesty, there is little point trying for S ranks before you are happy with your knowledge of the game, and your setup...also being over level 8 (every 2 levels you get a life boost, think at level 8 you have 11 lives...that makes a large bonus)


story missions are easy to S rank, the mission missions are a tad harder, being the 2nd loop of most levels etc....not looking forward to trying for hero of draco, no miss all 5 TRUE bosses in a row...
__________________

121 games completed
40 - RETAIL 27 - XBLA 50 - WP7 3 - GFWL1 WEB
GR4V1G0R3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
Arsenic 17
 
Arsenic 17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Posts: 3,417

Arsenic 17's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 2,500 Posts   Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   Micro Guide - Silver   Submit - Diamond   Over Achiever - Bronze   Arcade Crazy - Silver   Road Map - Diamond   Achievement Guide - Diamond   NBA Live 07 - 1000 People Online...Again
Total Awards: 9 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GR4V1G0R3 View Post
for multipliers, any main weapon that has lock on,

for ray's (the red ones) tap where the enemy wave is about to appear constantly, or swipe if you know the exact number that is due
for lightening (either vision or the other one, roar?) hold where the waves are due to arrive

with either of those weapons it should be fairly easy to get over a 150 multiplier on stage 1 / 2....after that you may notice some gaps are too large to maintain a combo through



general combo hints, learn the enemy patterns, learn the timing of each wave, then you know when you need to be "slow" on a wave etc....i've had 180 + using the homing ray as a main weapon, don't bother with secondaries, they are shit


now for ranking help...this is where i'm useless.....you need to ....

take 0 damage (or have just continued - bonus for each life left at end of stage)
kill as close to all enemies on the level as possible
finish the boss A.S.A.P.


in all honesty, there is little point trying for S ranks before you are happy with your knowledge of the game, and your setup...also being over level 8 (every 2 levels you get a life boost, think at level 8 you have 11 lives...that makes a large bonus)


story missions are easy to S rank, the mission missions are a tad harder, being the 2nd loop of most levels etc....not looking forward to trying for hero of draco, no miss all 5 TRUE bosses in a row...
Is S rank solely based on your score? I am not sure because some of the skill unlock requirements are mentioned in rank and others in score. It seems stupid if rank is actually based on score to list them in that way?

If however rank is based on score, then just improve all the things that go into score...which you can see in the score tally screen after each mission.
__________________


GOAL : 300,000 Gamersore by Dec 31, 2015 -
331 COMPLETED GAMES (116 WP / 84 360 / 32 W8 / 2 GFWL / 15 XB1 / 81 XBLA / 3 Other)

Check out my 130 Achievement Guides <HERE>

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @Lumiatography < LINK
Arsenic 17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 09:05 AM   #4
GR4V1G0R3
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: A horrible place
Posts: 594

GR4V1G0R3's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
I think both rank and score are based on the level stats....thats generally the way shmups work...to make it more difficult, highest scores / ranks are always a bitch to obtain as you need almost perfect the levels... Thankfully continues aren't counted for ranks, makes red levels easy
__________________

121 games completed
40 - RETAIL 27 - XBLA 50 - WP7 3 - GFWL1 WEB
GR4V1G0R3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #5
goodwood9999
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 30

YA BILLY's Gamercard
S ranks have nothing to do with score. I farmed kills on the maze boss that splits little enemies out. I got my combo over 1000x and got a score of a few million. My rank was a D
goodwood9999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
GR4V1G0R3
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: A horrible place
Posts: 594

GR4V1G0R3's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Read what I said properly...
Its not just kills, but also time & lives left. for the bosses, only time counts, as anything other than the boss isn't actually an enemy (see stats screen after - kills 1/1)

to get the full set of kills on normal levels you have to be pretty damn fast and know where things are comin from
__________________

121 games completed
40 - RETAIL 27 - XBLA 50 - WP7 3 - GFWL1 WEB
GR4V1G0R3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2012, 07:07 AM   #7
Djqwakqwak
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 35

Dixeh Wrecked's Gamercard
just got an s rank on into forbidden airspace, i finished with 12,460,451 points and 837/894 kills and only 4 bars of health, this was lower than my previous score of 13.6mil which only net me an A rating prior, so amount of enemies killed is a very big part of the grade
Djqwakqwak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #8
goodwood9999
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 30

YA BILLY's Gamercard
It seems that 90% kills or higher will get you s rank no matter what your points are
goodwood9999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 07:34 AM   #9
Krianna21
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Euclid
Posts: 76

Korrupted Kloud's Gamercard

Awards Showcase NBA Live 07 - 1000 People Online...Again
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodwood9999 View Post
It seems that 90% kills or higher will get you s rank no matter what your points are

90% is true. Nothing else matters just kill 90% of the enemies and S rank is yours. I added using the purple chain skill to really help kill enemies quickly. Underground was my hardest with only 504 available to kill you need 454 to S rank. I obtained 458, again chain skill made a huge difference with plasma as my main weapon.
__________________
Beating games faster than you
Krianna21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 12:06 PM   #10
ZizioKhryme
 
ZizioKhryme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 10

ZizioKhryme's Gamercard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krianna21 View Post
90% is true. Nothing else matters just kill 90% of the enemies and S rank is yours. I added using the purple chain skill to really help kill enemies quickly. Underground was my hardest with only 504 available to kill you need 454 to S rank. I obtained 458, again chain skill made a huge difference with plasma as my main weapon.
Purple chain skill (did you mean lightning vision, right?) can be useful to achieve the S rank for missions at level normal (better if you use plasma ray as secondary weapon to kill more faster the dragons that sometimes appears), but at the mission of TRUE difficulty, plasma ray is the best weapon to get S rank and, generally speaking, to achieve the most of the skills: lightnins vision/roar takes too long time to kills dragons that appears during the level..
__________________
..THA!! IMMAKKRIMINALL!!

ZizioKhryme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
Krianna21
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Euclid
Posts: 76

Korrupted Kloud's Gamercard

Awards Showcase NBA Live 07 - 1000 People Online...Again
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZizioKhryme View Post
Purple chain skill (did you mean lightning vision, right?) can be useful to achieve the S rank for missions at level normal (better if you use plasma ray as secondary weapon to kill more faster the dragons that sometimes appears), but at the mission of TRUE difficulty, plasma ray is the best weapon to get S rank and, generally speaking, to achieve the most of the skills: lightnins vision/roar takes too long time to kills dragons that appears during the level..
Ok I looked it up. I meant chain bind, under action skills. Can be equipped in the 3rd weapon tier. It just shoots out lasers in all directions to help clear out some of the crowded areas. I used the first one so it uses less will power and it still provided just enough assistance to kill everything on screen.
__________________
Beating games faster than you
Krianna21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:51 AM.