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Old 07-27-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Road Map + Achievement Guide (US)

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This guide may not be used without written permission by either the author or website admins. This guide has been put together for x360a and should not be used without permission.


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This is my first guide and road map. Also, this is like, my 3rd time typing this all out because I kept losing all of the text.




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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 10/10
-Offline: 50 (1000)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 645 : 6 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Over 12
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? Yes (Default Settings Required)
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? 2nd Controller

Introduction: Shmups

Death Smiles is a shmup, or shoot-em-up, made by CAVE. A shmup is a horizontal or vertical shooter where the player takes control of a character with the abilities to shoot projectiles at enemies. These enemies retaliate with PURPLE BULLETS OF DEATH! The achievements in Death Smiles range from as simple as pausing the game to as difficult as completing the whole game on LEVEL 999 without getting hit once. It’ll take a lot of practice and effort to accomplish a 1000, but 40 of the achievements are easily obtainable through this guide.

Step 1: Playthrough 1
Welcome to Gilverado. You can choose any character of your desire, although I recommend starting off with Rosa, as she is fairly easy to pick up. Now, to get the most out of your first playthrough, I recommend you follow the following paragraph exactly as I say to cross off 18 achievements off the bat.

Follow this Stage Path
C-1
C-2
B-1
A-2 (1st LIFE)
A-1 (2nd and 3rd LIVES)
B-2
Extra
Final (4th LIFE)

IMPORTANT: CHOOSE LEVEL 3 FOR ALL STAGES! DO NOT USE ANY BOMBS THROUGHOUT THIS PLAYTHROUGH

As soon as you enter C-1, you will unlock Opening Salvo. Shortly afterwards, you can pause the game and then unpause it to unlock Everything's Stopped!. Somewhere along this playthrough, you will die and unlock Resurgence, unless you’re Japanese or something. Beating the stage will unlock Boss Milking. Head on over to C-2 and defeat Bavaria to unlock Flame Dragon. Continue to B-1 and defeat Ulan to unlock Putting Down Roots. Go to A-2, picking up your 1st Life pickup along the way, and destroy Jordan to unlock Buried Alive. Loading into A-1, you will unlock Descent into Hell. You will also find your 2nd and 3rd Life pickup. Defeat Deathscythe to unlock Infernal Scythe. Plow through B-2 and defeat Sakura for the achievement Successor. Detour over to the Extra Level, The Gorge, to unlock The Twin Wyrms. Venture into the FINAL Level,Hades Castle and defeat Jitterbug to unlock Gatekeeper. Don’t forget to pick up the Final Life pickup for Sweet Tooth after you beat Jitterbug. Finally, defeat Tyrannosatan to net Emperor of Darkness, To Hell and Back, Explosives Prohibited, and one of the Daughter Achievements.

DO NOT SKIP THE CUTSCENE

You will now have a choice to either stay in Gilverado with your friends, or enter the portal in hopes of returning to the Real World. The choice is yours, and depending on it, you will receive 1 of two achievements.

Following this will net you 320 and 18 Achievement in the first 20-30 minutes of playing.


Step 2: Playthroughs 2 thru 11

Continue running through the game with all characters twice, including a 3rd playthrough for Sakura’s achievement, Mother…. Make sure to do the original four daughter all in the Regular Xbox or Arcade mode of Death Smiles. Sakura is a playable character in the expansion within the game, Magic Black Label, or MBL. Throughout your playthrough, try to remember the following:

Check the Guidelines on how to accomplish Just Barely! And Halfway There.
When playing as Windia, when you encounter Sakura, remember to not damage her and to live through about 10 minutes of attacks to unlock I Can’t Hurt a Friend!. Check the Guidelines for more details.
When playing as Sakura, the first playthrough should be on LEVEL 999 to unlock Opening the Door to Hell and A Challenge from CAVE.
To unlock Mother…, you will need a 2nd Controller. Check the Guidelines for more details.
When in MBL, select the 2nd EXTRA STAGE and defeat Ozier for Forgotten Guardian.



Step 3: Beginning Ver. 1.1

Version 1.1 is an enhanced version of Death Smiles, with the added on feature to control your Familiar with the Right Thumbstick. In Ver. 1.1, the controls are significantly changed, so check out the controls options before you jump in. Use your Familiar to soak up the Revenge/Death/Suicide Bullets the enemies will start spewing upon death, unless you’re playing LEVEL 1. You will unlock Getting Familiar by using another continue and Distinguished Angel by clearing Ver. 1.1.

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Old 07-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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Final Step: Mastering the Shmup (1cc)

At this point, you should have 645 out of 1000 and 40 out of 50 Achievements. These Last 10 Achievements are going to be the harder ones of the bunch, requiring skill, effort, and time.

Rosa’s True Power
Follett’s True Power
Windia’s True Power
Casper’s True Power
Hundred Millionaire
Double Millionaire
Triple Millionaire
Deathsmiles Virtuoso
MBL 1.1’s Hidden Challenge
The True Tyrant

These Achievements will determine who is really good at Shmups.

First, the easier of the bunch would be the True Power Achievements. Luckily, we already have a guide for 1cc’ing the characters easily.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=241990

All credit goes to Fox Pocket for the excellent guide.

Next, would be the Millionaire Achievements. My advice would be to check out the leader boards. The top scoring NA in the Original Death Smiles is a little over 300 Hundred Million. You can check his replay by downloading it through the In-game replay feature. Try to duplicate his path and technique and maybe you’ll be able to unlock these.

Afterward, using your Ver. 1.1 skills, beat Ver. 1.1 without using any continues in ALL Stages including the Extra Stage on LEVEL 3. The key to this is practice. Enter Training Mode and start learning the pattern of the enemies. Especially learn how to dodge Boss Attacks. Keep practicing till you’ve mastered all the stages. You’ll need it for…

The True Tyrant. To encounter Bloody Jitterbug, you will need to Beat MBL with ALL Stages at LEVEL 999 without getting hit once. Keep practicing. All I have to say. Once you become good enough to 1cc MBL Ver. 1.1, you’ll end up getting MBL Ver. 1.1’s Hidden Challenge.

Conclusion: Easy 645, Hard 1000

At this point, you’re either both sick and tired of hitting start to continue or you’re dodging PURPLE BULLETS OF DEATH and placing 1st in the Leader boards. Just remember, CAVE is famous for creating difficult games, so don’t feel bummed out if you can’t complete it. Enjoy the game. It’s short, sweet, and fun.

ACHIEVEMENT GUIDELINES

Getting Familiar - 5
Move your demon friend! Ver. 1.1

After you die in Version 1.1, when you press start to continue, this will unlock.


Opening Salvo - 5
Played any mode once. Xbox 360/Arcade

The First Achievement you should receive. Just enter a Stage to unlock it.


Resurgence - 5
Continue once while playing. Xbox 360/Arcade

You will not have a problem getting this achievement. Just die and continue. It’s not hard to die.

Infernal Scythe - 15
Defeat Deathscythe, the Wandering Reaper! Xbox 360/Arcade

Deathscythe is the boss found at the end of Stage A-1.

Buried Alive - 15
Defeat Jordan, the Buried Baron! Xbox 360/Arcade

Jordan is the boss found at the end of Stage A-2.

Putting down Roots – 15
Defeat Ulan, conjurer of the Forest! Xbox 360/Arcade

Ulan is the boss found at the end of Stage B-1.

Successor - 15
Defeat Sakura, Witch of the Bog Wastes! Xbox 360/Arcade

Sakura is the boss found at the end of Stage B-2.

Boss Milking - 15
Defeat Mary, the Giant Cow! Xbox 360/Arcade

Mary is the boss found at the end of Stage C-1.

Flame Dragon - 15
Defeat Bavaria, the God of Flames! Xbox 360/Arcade

Bavaria is found at the end of Stage C-2.

The Twin Wyrms - 15
Defeat Devaria and Givaria, the Twin Wyrms! Xbox 360/Arcade

Devaria and Givaria are found at the end of the Extra Stage

Gatekeeper – 25
Defeat Jitterbug, He who Opens the Door! Xbox 360/Arcade

Jitterbug is found at the end of the Final Stage. If you defeat him without using any bombs, upon his demise, he will drop a 2-Life Pickup.

Emperor of Darkness - 40
Defeat Tyrannosatan, the Demonic Imperitor! Xbox 360/Arcade

Tyrannosatan is found after you defeat Jitterbug.

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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Descent to Hell - 20
Select Level 3 five times while playing. Xbox 360/Arcade

Obtained after you play through 5 stages in Level 3. It unlocks before you enter the 5th stage. Difficulty isn’t a problem since you have infinite continues.

To Hell and Back - 50
Clear the gorge and Hades Castle having selected Lv3 for all stages. Xbox 360/Arcade

Select Level 3 for all 6 stages and make sure to do the Extra Stage before you do the Final Stage.

Explosives Prohibited - 30
Clear the game without using any bombs

Simple achievements since you are not penalized for continuing. Make sure to avoid using bombs as said in the description.


Eldest Daughter - 10
Clear the game with Rosa. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Four Daughter of Dior

Rosa’s True Power - 30
Clear the game suing Rosa without continuing. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Casper’s True Power

Second Daughter - 10
Clear the game with Follett. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Four Daughter of Dior

Follett’s True Power - 30
Clear the game using Follett without continuing. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Casper’s True Power

Third Daughter - 10
Clear the game with Windia. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Four Daughter of Dior

Windia’s True Power - 30
Clear the game using Windia without continuing. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Casper’s True Power

Fourth Daughter - 10
Clear the game with Casper. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Four Daughter of Dior

Casper’s True Power – 30
Clear the game using Casper without continuing

Refer to http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=241990

1cc guide is credited to Fox Pocket

Four Daughters of Dior - 80
Clear the game with all characters. Xbox 360/Arcade

Use each character once in 4 different playthroughs.

Family Reunion - 15
Return Windia to the real world. Xbox 360 / Arcade

Refer to Local Girl

My Friends… - 15
Choose to stay in Gilverado with Windia. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Melancholy of the Eldest

Go Easy on ‘Em, Kid - 15
Return Casper to the real world. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Local Girl

Seconds Please – 15
Choose to stay in Gilverado with Casper. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Melancholy of the Eldest

I’m Home! - 15
Return Follett to the real world. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Local Girl

Bath Time! - 15
Choose to stay in Gilverado with Follett. Xbox 360/Arcade

Refer to Melancholy of the Eldest

Local Girl - 15
Return Rosa to the real world. Xbox 360/Arcade

When playing each character, choose the first option “Return to the Real World” and watch the cutscene. DO NOT SKIP IT UNTIL YOU UNLOCK THE ACHIEVEMENT.

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:27 PM   #4
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Melancholy of the Eldest - 15
Choose to stay in Gilverado with Rosa

When playing each character, choose the second option “Stay in Gilverado” and watch the cutscene. DO NOT SKIP IT UNTIL YOU UNLOCK THE ACHIEVEMENT

Deathsmiles Virtuoso - 80
Clear Deathsmiles Version 1.1 with all maps at Lv3! (No Continues, Ex Map Included)

Clearing the whole game on Lv3 is a challenge in itself. Doing it in Version 1.1 is little different since it’s easier to avoid Revenge Bullets. Learn how to use your Familiar as a shield against Revenge Bullets to increase your survivability. Replay the stages over and over again in Training Mode and learn the pattern. Scoring high is important too because you want to have as much Life as possible by the time you reach the Final. Reaching 30 Million and 1 Billion will increase your Health capacity accordingly. Don’t forget to finish the Gorge before you enter the Castle. Try to beat Jitterbug without the use of bombs to get the 2 Life Pickup.

Distinguished Angel - 10
Clear Deathsmiles Version 1.1!

Easier compared to Deathsmiles Virtuoso since you can use continues and do it on any level.

Halfway There - 5
Power up at 500. MBL

It is very important to do exactly everything I say. Start up MBL. Only MBL will allow you to unlock the achievement since it’s the only mode that lets you power up at 500. Choose any character you desire. Enter C-1 at Level 1. Avoid killing any enemies that’ll give you Items, i.e. Dragons and Eyes. ONLY kill the first 3 Tanks on the tracks and the 4 Wolves. Remember to use your powerful shot. Each Tank will give you 140 Items, netting you 420 Items in your Item Counter. Each Wolf will give you 20 Items. Accumulating 500 Items in your Item Counter. Make sure to get the Jewelry before they hit the ground or else they will revert to skulls, which give less points. As soon as you reach 500 Items, hit A+B simultaneously to activate power mode to unlock the achievement.


The Path I Choose - 15
Return to the real world with Sakura. MBL.

Choose Sakura when playing in MBL. After completing the game, choose to go with your father through the portal into the real world. (1st Option)

DO NOT SKIP THE CUT SCENE UNTIL YOU GET THE ACHIEVEMENT!

A New Family - 15
Remain in Gilverado with Sakura. MBL.

Choose Sakura when playing in MBL. After completing the game, refuse to go through the portal with your father and stay in Gilverado. (2nd Option)

DO NOT SKIP THE CUT SCENE UNTIL YOU GET THE ACHIEVEMENT!

Forgotten Gaurdian - 15
Defeat Ozier. MBL.

Ozier can be found at the end of the 2nd Extra stage of MBL.


A Challenge from CAVE -10
Clear all 6 chapters at level 999 (Continue may be used). MBL.

Simple since you have infinite continues at your disposal.

Opening the Door to Hell - 5
Choose Level 999 once. MBL.

Refer to A Challenge from CAVE.

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SECRET ACHIEVEMENTS

Sweet Tooth - 10
Picked up 4 Live-recovery items in one playthrough (Secret Achievement) Xbox 360/Arcade

Following the path:
C-1
C-2
B-1
A-2 (1 Life)
A-1 (2 Life)
B-2
FINAL (1 Life)

You will be able to find all Life Pickups. YOU MUST DO IT ON LEVEL 3! DO NOT USE A BOMB ON JITTERBUG!

Just Barely! - 10
Cleared any stage with 0.5 Lives and 0 Bombs. (Secret Achievement) Xbox 360/Arcade

There are many ways to do this. One way would be to reach a boss and spam bombs until you have none. Make sure the boss is close to death, then begin ramming into the Boss until you have 0.5 health left. Finish the boss off and the achievement will unlock.

I Can’t Hurt a Friend! - 5
Waited for Sakura to explode while playing as Windia. (Secret Achievement) Xbox 360/Arcade

Choose to play as Windia in an Original Death Smiles mode. Reach B-2 and begin the encounter with Sakura. But, instead of fighting her, you will wait for a good 10 minutes while she shoots at you. Sakura will blow up after a really long time. DO NOT SHOOT OR USE ANY BOMBS DURING THE FIGHT. This achievement would be hard, but the fact that you can just sit there and continue infinitely makes it simple. Just time consuming.

Everything’s Stopped! - 5
Pressed the pause button during a stage (Secret Achievement) Xbox 360/Arcade

Press start in the middle of a stage. Easiest achievement since Avatar: TBE.

Hundred Millionaire - 10
Score has reached 100,000,000 points. (Secret Achievement)

Refer to Triple Hundred Millionaire

Double Hundred Millionaire - 20
Score has reached 200,000,000 points. (Secret Achievement)

Refer to Triple Hundred Millionaire

Triple Hundred Millionaire - 25
Score has reached 300,000,000 points. (Secret Achievement)

This achievement cannot be achieved in Ver. 1.1 or MBL. Other than that, this achievement can be unlocked in any other mode. I recommend downloading the replay of the #1 score on the leader boards for Xbox 360 Death Smiles mode and studying his technique. Practice makes perfect.

MBL 1.1’s Hidden Challenge - 50
Score has reached 10,000,000,000 Points in Mega Black Label 1.1 Mode.

Again, refer to the #1 score for MBL ver. 1.1 Leader boards. The current top score as of right now is 71 Billion. Just try to replicate the replay and you’ll be able to get it.

The True Tyrant - 50
Defeated Bloody Jitterbug. MBL

To encounter Bloody Jitterbug, you will need to beat MBL with ALL Stages at LEVEL 999 without getting hit once. Keep practicing. All I have to say.

Mother… - 15
Chose to stay in Gilverado with Sakura. (Secret Achievement) MBL.

Not to be confused with A New Family. This achievement requires you to play local co-op with Sakura staying home. Alternatively, you can play as Sakura in MBL. Once you reach Tyrannosatan, with a 2nd controller, enter the 2nd player in by pressing start. Defeat Tyrannosatan and watch the ending. AS THE 2ND PLAYER, choose to enter the real world. Sakura will stay behind and an alternate cut scene will play. DO NOT SKIP THE CUT SCENE UNTIL YOU UNLOCK THE ACHIEVEMENT

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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Pretty good guide so far!

I don't have this game but it has sparked my interest as I recently completed Triggerheart Exelica which is another Japanese shoot em up. I even did the Achievement Guide for it on this site!

Anyways this is magnificent work, your guide has inspired me to go out and get this game. However that other 355G looks testing. This game should probably be more of a 11/10 because of those achievements that require you to beat the game without getting hit on level 999 difficulty all the way across.

The Bloody Jitterbug achievement, I'm a little thrown off about. Can you get hit at all or at certain points? That could use more information other than "keep practicing".

Anyways keep up the good work, I will return with questions if I have any once I start playing it.

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I'm glad you liked the guide, and am happy to hear your decision to get the game. It's definetly one of my favorite schmups. You'll love it.
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I wanted to point out that for Just Barely you can use your last bomb to finish off the boss. This makes it very easy since you can insta-kill the boss as soon as you are down to 0.5 health.
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I'm really trying hard for having this 1000'd, but it's pretty hard. The most that frustrates me, it's that I've only left the "Million's" achievements, the "Virtuoso" and the "True Tyrant".

About the guide. It's pretty great, but kinda ironic. One night I was really tired about the quick recharge technique, so, I felt to read the Instruction Manual. It has almost everything of the guide: Survival Road, Insta Recharge, Tips for Scoring... Pretty good.

I think I will clear first Ikaruga, it will be a nice way to practice.
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Something you might want to mention, for "The True Tyrant," you MUST do it on MBL Level 999 without getting hit. The achievement does not unlock on MBL v1.1.
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Why don't achievements unlock in xbox live mode? I have only played the 360 version, No achievements. Kinda sucks. Will they unlock in Xbox live arcade mode?
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Just to point out that the "I can't hurt a friend" achievement (don't hurt Sakura when playing as Windia) only takes five minutes if you do the swamp stage on level 1. I timed it. I guess that maybe it takes longer on level 3?
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About "The True tyrant" ... it has been requested before... but could the following *please* be changed? People have been trying to do it on one continue, to no avail.

It currently reads...

The True Tyrant - 50
Defeated Bloody Jitterbug. MBL

To encounter Bloody Jitterbug, you will need to meet one of two requirements. Either beat MBL with ALL Stages at LEVEL 999 without getting hit once or complete MBL Ver. 1.1 without using any continues. The latter seems to be a lot easier. Keep practicing. All I have to say.

...it should read...

The True Tyrant - 50
Defeated Bloody Jitterbug. MBL

To encounter Bloody Jitterbug, you will need to beat MBL with ALL Stages at LEVEL 999 without getting hit once. All I have to say.

If Urge2Shoot is no longer with us, could an Admin please attend to this? Even going through without continues is bloody hard, and I can only imagine the disappointment of people who have tried this method for nothing.

I will try messaging Urge2Shoot myself.
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Are you saying that this method doesn't work:

complete MBL Ver. 1.1 without using any continues. The latter seems to be a lot easier. Keep practicing. All I have to say.


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Are you saying that this method doesn't work:

complete MBL Ver. 1.1 without using any continues. The latter seems to be a lot easier. Keep practicing. All I have to say.

Yes, unfortunately, that is what I am saying. Many people on these forums have been saying that... it seems that nobody has got it using the continue method. A call for a change to the guide has been called for before. Hopefully we can have this sorted out soon, for, as you say...

It does also mean that the requirements for this achievement are !!!
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Yes, unfortunately, that is what I am saying. Many people on these forums have been saying that... it seems that nobody has got it using the continue method. A call for a change to the guide has been called for before. Hopefully we can have this sorted out soon, for, as you say...

It does also mean that the requirements for this achievement are !!!
Holy crap

One achievement I will never get though
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Holy crap

One achievement I will never get though
Neither will I though, lol...

On topic though, the map/guide should include (US/PAL) in its topic title since the PAL version has achievements identical to the US one.
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Great guide.

Thank you for posting it.

It's helped me make a little more sense out of this game which I'm quite enjoying.

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Something you might want to mention, for "The True Tyrant," you MUST do it on MBL Level 999 without getting hit. The achievement does not unlock on MBL v1.1.
Yes I found this out the Hard way. I did the 'latter' where you just can't lose a continue and Bloody Jitterbug never showed. I was afraid of that because now I know I must play on Level 999 withut getting hit once! This is like Triggerheart Exelica x100. I can only imagine the loads and loads of patience and practice it will take to get this.

As of early January I have put this game aside, hoping to return back to it one day to face these cruel achievements again....

EDIT: After nearly a year of absence I have thrown this game back into my disc drive and have been able to make my way to 905G thanks to some help from my mentor Toxic Helgor who has the 1000G in Deathsmiles himself. Who better to take me under their wing? Will post updates if needed.

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Fantastic guide. Really enjoying this game. I'm currently at 38/50 I think I can get 2 more achievements and then the last 10 will be forever out of my grasp(score and no death runs and true tyrant) I will however keep on trying. Can get to jitterbug without dying but it's the closest I've got. I will say one thing though: despite being very difficult I haven't yet found it frustrating which is definitely a good sign.
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Fantastic guide. Really enjoying this game. I'm currently at 38/50 I think I can get 2 more achievements and then the last 10 will be forever out of my grasp(score and no death runs and true tyrant) I will however keep on trying. Can get to jitterbug without dying but it's the closest I've got. I will say one thing though: despite being very difficult I haven't yet found it frustrating which is definitely a good sign.
Actually, that's the secret of every game you play: If you don't enjoy it, you will have too many bad times getting 1k.

That's why so many completionists doesn't have DMC4. They just found Dante Must Die so 'annoying and frustrating'. They are just wrong.

Well. Just enjoy the game. That's all what you need.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:08 PM   #22
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I think the Unlock Guide to "Getting Familiar - 5" is wrong.
I played Ver 1.1 and just moved the Demon with RS and the Achievement unlocked without dying, just at start.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:21 PM   #24
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Deathsmiles Virtuoso

Here's my replay of the run on which I got the Deathsmiles Virtuoso achievement (1.1 Rank 3 EX 1cc). The EU leaderboards don't have a 1cc replay up yet, so I hope this helps someone!

Part 1: B1, C2, C1. Part 2: A2, A1, B2. Part 3: Extra Gorge. Part 4: Hades Castle.

I had to use a digital camera to capture the replay as I don't have the hardware to do it properly. This is why the video is a bit too dark and the volume is too low.

The 480p versions you can view on Youtube.com have slightly better video quality.

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I might add that for Deathsmiles Virtuoso an alternative path is
B1-C2-C1-B2-A1-A2-EX-HC
This way you get 2 bomb pickups (one from the car in B2 and one from the troll in A2) which means escaping one more lethal situation in the gorge. On the other hand you must not die after B2...
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hello, if you took a second player with the second controller, who dies and bomb when i gets too much hard, can you have the 1cc achievement ?

and with the same method online ?
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thanks a million for these videos. i just got the virtuoso achievement which i never thought i'd get! i only have the 200mil and 300 mil and bloody jitter bug achievements to get. (im not even gonna bother with the bloody bug)
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I had this game for a long time and im finally going about to playing it and getting some of the achviements here but i ran to a bit of trouble, so before i go any further i hope someone can clarefy this for me.

The MLB achivements have to be done in the arcade or xbox 360 ver. ? I was trying to get the 500 power achivement for a long time and the only place it unlocked was on the MLB arcade ver. I tried this again for the play 1 lvl on 999 and again only on MLB arcade.
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The MLB achivements have to be done in the arcade or xbox 360 ver. ?
All achievements stating "MBL" in the end must be done in MBL Arcade or MBL 360. Only MBL 1.1's Hidden Challenge can be unlocked in MBL 1.1.
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Step 1: Playthrough 1
Welcome to Gilverado. You can choose any character of your desire, although I recommend starting off with Rosa, as she is fairly easy to pick up. Now, to get the most out of your first playthrough, I recommend you follow the following paragraph exactly as I say to cross off 18 achievements off the bat.

Follow this Stage Path
C-1
C-2
B-1
A-2 (1st LIFE)
A-1 (2nd and 3rd LIVES)
B-2
Extra
Final (4th LIFE)

IMPORTANT: CHOOSE LEVEL 3 FOR ALL STAGES! DO NOT USE ANY BOMBS THROUGHOUT THIS PLAYTHROUGH

As soon as you enter C-1, you will unlock Opening Salvo. Shortly afterwards, you can pause the game and then unpause it to unlock Everything's Stopped!. Somewhere along this playthrough, you will die and unlock Resurgence, unless you’re Japanese or something. Beating the stage will unlock Boss Milking. Head on over to C-2 and defeat Bavaria to unlock Flame Dragon. Continue to B-1 and defeat Ulan to unlock Putting Down Roots. Go to A-2, picking up your 1st Life pickup along the way, and destroy Jordan to unlock Buried Alive. Loading into A-1, you will unlock Descent into Hell. You will also find your 2nd and 3rd Life pickup. Defeat Deathscythe to unlock Infernal Scythe. Plow through B-2 and defeat Sakura for the achievement Successor. Detour over to the Extra Level, The Gorge, to unlock The Twin Wyrms. Venture into the FINAL Level,Hades Castle and defeat Jitterbug to unlock Gatekeeper. Don’t forget to pick up the Final Life pickup for Sweet Tooth after you beat Jitterbug. Finally, defeat Tyrannosatan to net Emperor of Darkness, To Hell and Back, Explosives Prohibited, and one of the Daughter Achievements.

DO NOT SKIP THE CUTSCENE

You will now have a choice to either stay in Gilverado with your friends, or enter the portal in hopes of returning to the Real World. The choice is yours, and depending on it, you will receive 1 of two achievements.

Following this will net you 320 and 18 Achievement in the first 20-30 minutes of playing.
Minor nitpick: Since this is your first time playing, you'll be dying and continuing A LOT, especially once you enter death mode, so this will take every bit of 45 minutes.

Also, it has been mentioned that you can start a co-op game, let the 2nd player die, play normally through the game, and bring player 2 back into the game right before killing Tyrannosatan to get the "stay in Gilverado or go home" achievement for both characters, cutting necessary playthroughs in half. I'll test this today on an extra account and report back if it works.
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