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Old 02-24-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Any Guide to Score Achievement?

"Hundred Millionaire" is fine, but "Triple Hundred Millionaire"? U got to be kidding.
Most I hit 187~ and clear the game =.=
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"Hundred Millionaire" is fine, but "Triple Hundred Millionaire"? U got to be kidding.
Most I hit 187~ and clear the game =.=
Good call mate, this would be a most useful thread to have.

My highest so far is about 20 million, so I am not quite qualified to comment! I understand that activiating the 'special' mode is key, once you have 1,000 items... it also seems that killing lots of things in quick succession sends your score rocketing when in this mode (like in the Volcano level, where rocks are spat out... score goes mad if you put your familiar in there). But that is all blatantly obvious, I guess.

It also seems to me that the best way to get the item count up is to touch enemies with your familiar, and then you are close enough to collect all of the items before they bounce.

You must be doing something right, Sera... got any tips to share to kick us off?

I have noticed that, sometimes, when killing many things at once, a number flashes up in the top left of the screen, but I am not sure what it means. I am also not sure what it means when the item count has a + figure below it.
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I'm not really good when it comes to scoring (except for MBL 1.1 mode)

Any tips for hundred millionnaire?

Do you have to play xbox 360 mode level 3 only for every stage?

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You guys should have a look at this link:

http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?t=33625

section 4.5.1. seems to be exactly the little trick that you are looking for... at least 500-600mil sounds like there is a lot of room for the more average player to get the score-achievements
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You guys should have a look at this link:

http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?t=33625

section 4.5.1. seems to be exactly the little trick that you are looking for... at least 500-600mil sounds like there is a lot of room for the more average player to get the score-achievements
Death mode is when you've selected every stage level 3, this is so insane

The trick seems to be great, but "You are then able to ride this +10,000 bonus through to the end (as long as you don't die, as the +Value is reset when you die)".

It's almost impossible for me
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I'm not really good when it comes to scoring (except for MBL 1.1 mode)

Any tips for hundred millionnaire?

Do you have to play xbox 360 mode level 3 only for every stage?

Thx in adv for your inputs
Not necessary, but i recommend to the cave once u are able to upgrade. Upgrade when u reach the first group of rock, try not to mess too much, u should get up to 50~. Right before the castle u should be/ almost 100~.

Above are for level 1.

Can't 100% take down the castle with 1CC on lv2, final score should be a bit higher...
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Not necessary, but i recommend to the cave once u are able to upgrade. Upgrade when u reach the first group of rock, try not to mess too much, u should get up to 50~. Right before the castle u should be/ almost 100~.

Above are for level 1.

Can't 100% take down the castle with 1CC on lv2, final score should be a bit higher...
Just to make sure I got what you said:

- You played every stage on level 1
- You went to Volcano stage when your counter was 1000, and then powered up: by pressing A+B simultaneously (what u call upgrade, am i correct?)
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:23 PM   #8
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Nice to see a familiar name from the Castlevania: HD board :P

I myself haven't got into the point busting yet, and not looking forward to it AT ALL
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Just to make sure I got what you said:

- You played every stage on level 1
- You went to Volcano stage when your counter was 1000, and then powered up: by pressing A+B simultaneously (what u call upgrade, am i correct?)
level 1 - yes
1000 into volcano - yes
+1 you don't need ex stage
Wander the score on leader board 1xxx~

Somehow was having fun in 999 - die alot

This game is just much easier than Mushihime...
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level 1 - yes
1000 into volcano - yes
+1 you don't need ex stage
Wander the score on leader board 1xxx~

Somehow was having fun in 999 - die alot

This game is just much easier than Mushihime...
I would not say easier that Futari, but different

You didn't even make the volcano stage on level 3?

This is impressive because getting more than 100 millions with the 6 stages only on level 1 (without the EX stages)... wow gotta give it a try soon
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:54 AM   #11
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I'm tired... for real, I'm tired... my fingers hurt. My patience it's on te floor. I didn't even kill Jitterbug... But in the end, in the last room before Jitterbug, I achieve 100mil. Im so happy. Then, I realize that I still have left 300mil cheevo... Im tired today... This week... will be just Deathsmiles for me...
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For those who own the PAL-version of the game: I've uploaded my 319 million score run to the leaderboards (Xbox 360 mode, EX on), maybe the replay will provide some guidance to others. If you have questions about why or how I do certain things, please post in this thread.
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For those who own the PAL-version of the game: I've uploaded my 319 million score run to the leaderboards (Xbox 360 mode, EX on), maybe the replay will provide some guidance to others. If you have questions about why or how I do certain things, please post in this thread.
Great job. I'll have to check it out, I mostly gave up on the "1.0" scoring because of all the split-second recharges required, maybe I'll start practicing for score later.

I also found a few Japanese videos which might be helpful. They were easier to find once it dawned on me I should search for "3億" instead of "million"

EX off, Death Mode off, 313 million (!) by chokori17


EX on, Death Mode Lv2, ~360 million by aestivalis001

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #14
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Nice find!

I would definitely recommend to try different characters, for instance I found Follet far too difficult to handle properly. With Rosa e.g. you have to worry less about getting the instant recharge to work but instead have to pull some more lock-on shot tricks instead (especially on the early levels). Find what suits your own playstyle and then practice, practice and practice each stage in training!

And don't get too frustrated at first when nothing works - it will come in time
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For those who own the PAL-version of the game: I've uploaded my 319 million score run to the leaderboards (Xbox 360 mode, EX on), maybe the replay will provide some guidance to others. If you have questions about why or how I do certain things, please post in this thread.
Could you explain the Volcano level bomb-recharge trick? I've tried to do it many times in training, but I don't really understand what I'm supposed to be doing and when. I suppose the direction you're facing, the familiar position, and your position on the screen all matter, but what is actually happening here? Usually I just get the counter to 100 to 400, once to 900, but all the high-scoring replays bump it easily above 1000.

I see that you're supposed to bomb the enemies, turn them to gold crowns, and collect the crowns after the power-up ends. I just don't understand the bomb timing and placement, my bombs almost never produce gold crowns I can collect.
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Yes, sure. The Volcane-recharge is a tricky one and it took me quite some to pull it off consistently.

What you'll want to achieve when the giant rock-spitting boulder comes onscreen is to recharge on the first group of Eye-bats that enters the screen from the right.

First: Positioning.
This depends on the character you play with. You'll want your familiar to move in the direction of the Eye-bats when you use lock-shot but you don't want it to actually kill something. If you use Follet then stay on the plateau above the boulder and face to the right. With Rosa move directly on top of the boulder and face left.

Second: Drain counter and recharge.
This requires timing. As soon as your counter is around 400 use lock-shot (familiar moves into direction of Eye-bats, keep A+B pressed) and immediately bomb (bomb's center is at familiar's position). Both measures will help to drain your counter. The tricky part is to get the timing right: Ideally you'll want to use the bomb to destroy the Eye-bats while you are still in power-up to produce High Crowns., then as soon as you spawn the High Crowns your counter should have drained. Now quickly release A+B once your counter is 0 and suck in the items to recharge back to 1000.

Typical mistakes that can happen:
a) You were too close to the enemy. Either your familiar destroyed part of them when using lock-shot or you sucked in the Crowns too early.
b) You were too far away from the enemy. The Crowns fell to the ground and broke.
c) You bombed too early and got a part or the majority of the Crowns before your counter was actually empty.
d) You bombed too late and the enemies got killed after your counter was already empty, thus producing only Skull Rings.

Again I recommend to try different characters, e.g. I could hardly perform the recharge with Follet (another reason why I dumped her). Timing is the key here, as I said initiate the recharge when the counter is around 400.

Hope this made it clearer for you

edit: Oh almost forgot: You initiate the whole thing when the first Eye-bats pass the plateau above the boulder.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:47 AM   #17
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Thanks for the detailed instructions Once I figured out the correct position with Follett, I was getting 700-900, and with some timing / lockshot practice I can now often do a full recharge.

Trying to go for the two hundred millionaire, getting close... started yesterday at 127 million, got 170, 196, 197.6... 300 seems to be so far away
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I hope someone still reads these forums but anyway I'm looking for help with 100mil achievement. I'm a shmup beginner and I really would like to know thing like best places to use super mode to rack up points. I know that when your value is high you should let the crowns break down to skulls etc but my biggest problem is that I don't know any instant recharges, I have tried them but just can't get them to work except by accident.

So I'm just basicly looking for an "easy" way to get 100mil. My best is 71mil with Rosa and that was one of my closest 1cc with her so I wasn't going for points (I got 1cc with her later but points were only like 50mil or something).

At the moment I get around 20-25mil from the volcano but that's pretty much it for big points. So if someon could tell me a good path that would be great and also when to use super.
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What would be the best order to play the maps in if there is one in order to score high?
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