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Old 02-27-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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Achievement Guide & Road Map

Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Offline: 11 (185)
-Online: 1 (15)
-DLC: No DLC available
-Approximate amount of time to 200: 1-2 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
-Number of missable achievements: 3
-Glitched achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No


Step one - Preparation
First off you are going to want to hit start, go to 'HELP & OPTIONS'.
Once there go to Settings, at the bottom and set the difficulty to 1. This is the easiest setting.

Step Two
The following achievements will be unlocked in this playthrough:
ROLL
Climax Mode
Emergency Order
Stealth Bomber
Across Enemy Lines
Strike Eagle/Super Tomcat/Super Hornet
Possibly All Clear!

Now you have the difficulty set to your advantage, go ahead and start Arcade Mode. Chose your plane and get ready for one of the best XBLA games to date. As soon as the game starts, press and hold either left or right, this will get you the ROLL achievement. Immediately after the roll, press RB to enter Climax mode, unlocking the Climax Mode achievement. From here just keep playing through.

I advise that you do not stay still for more than 1-2 seconds as the enemy rockets will take you out. Push the stick and hold either left or right to do a roll to avoid enemy missiles. When you see large groups of enemies, or multiple missiles fired at you at once, you may want to use the Climax Mode to destroy/avoid them.

On certain stages, you are ordered to take out a target. The first target you encounter is stage 3. This target takes 3-4 rockets to destroy, this will unlock the Emergency Order achievement. Upon completion of stage 5 you will unlock the Stealth Bomber achievement. Also upon the completion of stage 10, you will unlock the Across Enemy Lines achievement. Once you complete stage 13a/b, you will have completed the playthrough and gain the achievement related to the plane you chose at the start.

Step Three
In this playthrough you will unlock the following achievements:
50 Combo
Strike Eagle/Super Tomcat/Super Hornet
Possibly Triple A
Possibly All Clear!

Throughout your last playthrough, you may have noticed the Ex Options Unlocked banner pop up on your screen. To activate these, go to Ex Options from the main menu. You will definitely have unlocked extra credits and also Lock-On: LARGE CURSOR. Also activate the Aircraft Speed: FAST. This will help you to get the AAA ranking later on. Click on any of the images to activate them.

Now start your second playthrough, as you now have a fair idea off what the stages are like. As you have to play the game 3 times, we will leave the tougher achievements till last. This is because you unlock more things in the Ex Options that help you a hell of a lot.

So you just started your second playthrough? If not then get a move on!
Here, all you are focusing on is getting a 50x combo. I found this easier to do on stage 5. Once you hit the 50x mark, the 50 Combo achievement will unlock. If you can not get this, then just try get a combo of 1000 points. This will unlock a Ex Option (Combo Window: LONG) that makes the combo last longer. This makes getting a 50x combo a piece of cake.

Upon completion of all stages, you will receive the achievement related to the plane you chose.

Step Four
If you do not yet have the 50 Combo or Triple A achievements, this is the time to do them. You will also receive the last place specific achievement you need.

Right, for this playthrough, make sure you have ALL Ex Options that you know are going to work in your advantage, don't get too excited when you see you have unlocked a few, READ them before activating. Some decrease your plane's abilities.

Try and use Climax Mode as much as you can, this really helps when taking out enemies to try and keep your combo. Easiest stage to get this imo is stage 5.

As for Triple A rankings, just hold down RT the whole way through the game, do not let go. This will ensure a fast playthrough getting you the Triple A ranking for time, unlocking the Triple A achievement.

Final Arcade Playthrough
Here you will unlock the final Arcade achievement, All Clear!
To obtain this, you need complete all emergency orders given through out the stages, I believe there is 4. Once you have taken out the last one, you will unlock the last stage. Make sure you take out the rockets labelled with Target. If you do not destroy them, you get ending B not A.

An alternate way to unlock the last stage to get the ending A is to play 20 Emergency Orders through out the stages. This unlocks a Ex Option that enables you to have the secret stage at the end of every playthrough.

Score Attack Mode
In score attack mode, you need to upload a score for the final achievement. To do this, simply play through the level and have the scores uploaded to XBL.

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps everyone out a little.


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Old 02-27-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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ROLL 15
Performed a roll in Arcade mode.
For this achievement, just simply push and hold the left analogue stick left or right, the place will do a roll and the achievement will unlock.

Climax Mode 15
Activated Climax Mode in Arcade mode.
Simply press and the achievement will unlock.

50 Combo 20
Got a combo of 50 in Arcade mode.
When playing through the game, try aim for a 1000 point combo. This will unlock the Combo Window: LONG Ex Option. What this does is makes your combos last longer, giving you greater time to get the 50x. I found this easiest on the later levels, stage 5 in particular. Don't forget to use Climax Mode, this really helps towards the achievement as you can knock out many enemies without them knocking you out first.

Stealth bomber 10
Cleared Stage 5 in Arcade mode.
You will unlock this as you progress through the Arcade move.

Across Enemy Lines 10
Cleared Stage 10 in Arcade mode.
You will unlock this as you progress through the Arcade move.

Super Tomcat 20
Cleared Arcade mode with the F-14D.
When you start Arcade mode, you get to chose from 3 planes, make sure you chose the F-14D.

Super Hornet 20
Cleared Arcade mode with the F/A-18E.
When you start Arcade mode, you get to chose from 3 planes, make sure you chose the F/A-18E.

Strike Eagle 20
Cleared Arcade mode with the F-15E.
When you start Arcade mode, you get to chose from 3 planes, make sure you chose the F-15E.

Emergency Order 20
Cleared an Emergency Order in Arcade mode.
If you look at the symbol in the achievement picture, you will see this at the bottom of your screen on 4 of the stages, this is an Emergency Order Mission. Simply complete the mission (not the stage) for this achievement. The first Emergency Order Mission is on stage 3, simply shoot down the Fighter with the word Target by it and the achievement is yours.

Rank In 15
Uploaded a Score Attack score to rankings.
To unlock this you need to play through Score Attack mode, upon completion, the scores will be entered to the boards as long as you are connected to live.

Triple A 30
Got a AAA ranking in Arcade mode (for Shot Down, Combo, or Play Time).
This achievement may come naturally, if not then make sure you set your Aircraft Speed to FAST in the Ex Options, this is the easiest of the three to get AAA ranking on. Hold down and just keep shooting, you can complete the arcade mode in around 7 minutes which will give you the AAA ranking required for this achievement.

All Clear! 5
Cleared Arcade mode with ending A.
There is 2 methods to this achievement.

First method would be to try and complete all 4 of the Emergency Orders through out the stages. This unlocks the secret mission at the end, make sure you shoot down the nuclear missiles or you get ending B, if you succeed and shoot all the nukes down, then you will receive ending A. To shoot a missile down, you must use your cannons, missiles can not hit them. Use Climax Mode to slow down time so your shots are more accurate.

Second method is to complete 20 Emergency Orders, this will unlock an Ex Option which alows you to set the secret mission to always available. Simply play through and when you get to the last stage (14), make sure to shoot all the nukes down. See first method for details.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:19 PM   #3
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wow !! nice guide !! i'll be sure to use it for my 200GS

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the guide, but I gotta ask; how do you know all of this already? Have you played this somehow?
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:25 PM   #5
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Wow that was quick! I saw it in the news story as game of the week, so went to have a look here. Didn't expect to see a guide already!

I do have a question - I like the look of this game, but worried I may find it too hard to complete (achievements aside, just the arcade mode itself). Is it quite an easy game on the lowest difficulty setting, or is it still pretty tough? If you die, do you get continues, for example? Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:40 PM   #6
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Good! It's look fun AND easy to get Nice !

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Old 04-21-2010, 09:41 PM   #7
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Wow that was quick! I saw it in the news story as game of the week, so went to have a look here. Didn't expect to see a guide already!

I do have a question - I like the look of this game, but worried I may find it too hard to complete (achievements aside, just the arcade mode itself). Is it quite an easy game on the lowest difficulty setting, or is it still pretty tough? If you die, do you get continues, for example? Thanks!
The game is extremely forgiving thanks to the EX options that you unlock. When you get game over once you get more continues to use and you get more and more each time. You eventually get Unlimited. Score Attack is even locked at infinite lives.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:16 AM   #8
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Yep, got the full 200/200 in less than 2 hours. Absolutely loads of fun...I actually wish the game's achievements would've been at least as challenging as they were in Outrun Online, cause there are still tons of medals and EX options to unlock for me but no incentive of cheevies ^.^ This is definitely a game you'll be hitting 200/200 on looooong before you put it away for good!

EDIT: Thought I'd point out that you might want to mention that one of the achievements is technically glitched. I'm not sure which one it is (in the thread on this board about it someone mentioned it being the Score Attack one, but that one wasn't the one that glitched on me...was another one that was worth 15GS) but you'll actually earn it, be credited the points on your overall gamerscore, but when you look at your list of games it'll say 11/12 and 185/200 instead of it really being 12/12 and 200/200. The fix for this is to recover your gamertag and then it'll appear as it should so it's an easy solution, but people might want a heads-up in the actual guide in case they panic when/if it happens to them.

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:14 AM   #9
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Quick and easy 200. Always been one of my favorite games to play at the arcade. Great job on the guide!
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:29 AM   #10
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I got the 200 without any glitches, so it is only effecting certain people. Also, there is incentive to complete the challenges and awards because they unlock avatar items. 2 shirts for the challenges, and a helmet for the awards.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:28 AM   #11
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the game took me under an hour playing on the normal difficulty level to get all the achievements, didn't experience a glitch, now i'm aiming for the avatar awards.
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Great job on the guide but one question. How in the name of hell do you actually hit anything with your machine guns? I tried the demo and killed 2 enemies the whole way through for a whopping 2 combo!!! By the time they are close enough to be hit by the guns, they're gone. You only seem to get limited missiles so I can't Panzer Dragoon them either. Am I just a world of suck or is there something I'm missing? Would love an answer cause I'm tempted in this game after memories of playing the original Afterburner at the seaside arcades as a kid ;p
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It is easier to kill the planes that pass you from behind with the machine gun then to try to kill the enemies that are coming head on.
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Thanks for this. I tried so many times to get that A ending
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Great job on the guide but one question. How in the name of hell do you actually hit anything with your machine guns? I tried the demo and killed 2 enemies the whole way through for a whopping 2 combo!!! By the time they are close enough to be hit by the guns, they're gone. You only seem to get limited missiles so I can't Panzer Dragoon them either. Am I just a world of suck or is there something I'm missing? Would love an answer cause I'm tempted in this game after memories of playing the original Afterburner at the seaside arcades as a kid ;p
You may have noticed me talking about Ex Options a lot though the game, well you get Ex Options that auto lock on to enemies, ones that widen the time for combos, my highest combo is 180 or so. There are also options for extra lives, unlimited rockets etc.
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You may have noticed me talking about Ex Options a lot though the game, well you get Ex Options that auto lock on to enemies, ones that widen the time for combos, my highest combo is 180 or so. There are also options for extra lives, unlimited rockets etc.
Yeah mate, it's all good. I didn't realise at first exactly how many missiles you actually have. Once I figured that, it was smooth sailing. Thanks again for the guide.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:35 AM   #18
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Iv only been on this half an hour and iv already got most of the achievements.this is almost as easy a 200g as dash of destruction.
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This ony took me about an hour or 2 at most. Super fun game and great guide. Thanks.
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Two gamerpics i havent seen mentioned are available, one for starting the game and the other for watching the credits.
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Thanks for the Guide/Roadmap! Very Helpful! I never knew how to end with the "A" Ending!
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Good guide. Thanks
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:42 AM   #23
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Thank you, helped me a lot!
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Infinite Climax is another EX Option that is useful for the AAA ranking. Just be sure not to use it on the last secret mission because the nuclear missiles will be long gone and you will only get the 'B' ending.
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Thanks for the guide. Helped me get 200G very quickly! It just gets easier and easier as you go along! (With the EX options enabled that is!)
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Thanks! Easy game.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #28
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This game is really easy.
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