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Old 02-17-2013, 03:34 AM   #1
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Raystorm HD Achievement Guide

Welcome to the Raystorm HD Achievement Guide!

Before we begin, let's get some FAQ's out of the way.

Q: Why isn't there an achievement guide for this game?

A: To be honest, I did an achievement guide back in 2012 because nobody else did for this game. But it wasn't until 2013 that it became an official road map. Why it took so long? I don't know. But it's reason enough to come back and do a real achievement guide.

Q: Difficulty 6/10? That's Bulls&*%$!

A: Compared to games like Geometry Wars and Ikaruga, Raystorm HD is the easier shooters out there to earn all achievements. Its also a very short game with each stage lasting an average of 5 - 10 minutes in single player. There's still some challenge but not enough to break controllers or the tv.

Q: Arcade, Extra and 13 Plane Mode. What's the difference?

A: "Arcade" is the Japanese arcade original. When it was released for the PSOne console, it was bundled with "Extra", a "Remix" version of the arcade with more power-ups, different enemy and boss patterns, and a remixed soundtrack. "13 Plane Mode" is exclusive to the HD rerelease which forces you to play Arcade/Extra with 13 different ships, no continues.

Q: How difficult are the game modes?

A: Compared to each other, Extra - Easy. Arcade - Normal. 13 Plane Mode - Hard.

Q: Help! I Keep dying!

A: Go to Help & Options > Configuration and change the game difficulty to "Very Easy". On "Very Easy", the enemies barely shoot you, most of their shots are very slow and the only real challenge is towards the end. If this game didn't include "Unlimited Credits", the achievement difficulty would've been 8/10 instead of 6/10.

Q: Then 13 Plane Mode shouldn't be a problem, right?

A: Actually, nope. 13 Plane Mode is Preset and is NOT effected by "Help & Options". I'll explain more on the achievements related to it.



The Easy 6 (80)

Unlock Unlimited Credits (10)
Use 50 total credits in single player.

Go to Help & Options > Configuration and change the Credit Limit to 9 and the Player Stock to 1. Play either Arcade or Extra and allow yourself to die until you get a Game Over. Do it this way for six games (9x6=54) and the achievement will pop up when you return to the menu.

R-GRAY0 ROLLOUT(10)
Complete single player ARCADE MODE!

Here's a quick rundown of the game:

There are 8 Stages, 7 Regular Stages and a True Final Boss.

Now, go to Help & Options > Configuration and change the Difficulty to "Very Easy", Player Stock to "5" and, if unlocked, change Credit Limit to "Unlimited". Completing Arcade will net you the achievement and a new ship, R-Gray 0, a manual-only ship with powerful Shots and Lock-On but no Special Attack.

R-GEAR ROLLOUT(10)
Complete single player EXTRA MODE!

You'll be surprised how many power-ups show up in Extra mode than in Arcade, especially the the last part of Stage 7. Just like Arcade, finishing Extra will net you the achievement and a new ship, R-Gear, a manual-only ship with homing rockets for shots, lasers with Unlimited Lock-On, and a Special Attack that makes it temporarily invincible.

UNLOCK 13 PLANE MODE(10)
Complete single player ARCADE MODE and EXTRA MODE!

This achievement will come naturally after beating both Arcade and Extra. It will pop up once you beat the True Final Boss and Unlock 13 Plane Mode.

OVERALL SHOOTINGDOWN AVERAGE 80%(20)
In single player, get an average kill ratio of 80% on all stages!

At the end of every stage, is the Results, showing your score, percentage of enemies destroyed and percentage of Lock-On kills.

The only real challenge to this achievement is Stage 3, as all the large-scale enemy battleships are included in the destroyed percentage and they can only be destroyed through Lock-On. Its best to use either any R-Gray Ship on Auto or the R-Gear and shoot EVERYTHING. Do this for every Stage and the achievement will pop up at the end of Stage 7.

OVERALL LOCKON AVERAGE 80%(20)
In single player, get an average lock-on percentage of 80% on all stages!

At the end of every stage, is the Results, showing your score, percentage of enemies destroyed and percentage of Lock-On kills.

This achievement requires that your total kills are mostly Lock-On. You DO NOT have to destroy every ship in the level. You just have to make sure that most of your kills are Lock-On only. Its best done with R-Gear since the ship's Lock-On plays a little differently. Along with the Invincibility Special Attack the ship has and the Unlimited Credits, you can play an entire game on Lock-On ONLY and get 100% Lock-On Kills on every stage, GUARANTEED. The achievement will pop up at the end of Stage 7.

The Hard 6 (120)

SHOOTINGDOWN 15000 UNIT(20)
In single player, accumulate a total of 15,000 kills!

Unlike the rest of the achievements, this one will pop up in the middle of the game and it accumulates from all game modes. However, there's no option showing how many kills you've made in total, so you'll have to keep playing until the achievement shows up.

LOCKON DOWN 10000 UNIT(20)
In single player, accumulate a total of 10,000 lock-on kills!

Like "SHOOTINGDOWN 15000 UNIT", this achievement will pop in the middle of the game and there's no option showing how many lock-on kills you've made. However, earning one of them is a clear sign that you're close to earning the other one.

UNLOCK ARCADE STAGE SELECT MODE(10)
Complete single player 13 PLANE ARCADE MODE!

13 Plane Mode is a challenge mode with preset options. That means any changes in the Help & Options menu will NOT work in this mode.

The game difficulty is set to Normal, there are no credits and you can only use 6 Manual Control Ships (3 R-Gray 1 and 3 R-Gray 2), 6 Auto Control Ships (3 R-Gray 1 and 3 R-Gray 2) and 1 Specialty Ship (R-Gear or R-Gray 0). Also, all power-ups that you pick up will only be for the ship you're currently using. Which means, depending on the situation, an upgraded standard ship (3 Lives), can do more than an upgraded Specialty (1 Live). The only advantage you have, is what order you want your ships to appear.

For example:
1st - R-Gray 1 (M) x3
2nd - R-Gray 0 x1
3rd - R-Gray 2 (A) x3
4th - R-Gray 2 (M) x3
5th - R-Gray 1 (A) x3

or
1st - R-Gray 2 (A) x3
2nd - R-Gray 1 (A) x3
3rd - R-Gear x1
4th - R-Gray 2 (M) x3
5th - R-Gray 1 (M) x3

This achievement will pop up after completing 13 Plane Arcade Mode and unlock the Stage Select for Arcade.

UNLOCK EXTRA STAGE SELECT MODE(10)
Complete single player 13 PLANE EXTRA MODE!

Same rules apply from 13 Plane Arcade. Completing 13 Plane Extra Mode will net you the achievement and unlock the Stage Select for Extra.

UNLOCK RATE VIEWER(10)
Complete single player 13 PLANE ARCADE MODE or EXTRA MODE!

No matter which version of 13 Plane Mode you complete first, you'll also unlock this achievement with it and the "Rate Viewer".

The "Rate Viewer" is simply a separate leaderboard for Stage Select, showing your performance, for each stage's Score, Destroyed Percentage and Lock-On Percentage.

NO CONTINUE CLEAR(50)
Complete a single player game (excluding 13 PLANE MODE) with no continues!

Depending on your skills, this could be one of the earliest or the last achievement you'll earn. Thankfully, its for standard Arcade or Extra. So go to Help & Options > Configuration and change the Difficulty to "Very Easy" and Player Stock to "5". Don't worry about the Credit Limit and be sure to pick the ship you're good with. Once you beat the True Final Boss, you'll unlock the achievement and some bragging rights.

Aside from the 13 Plane Mode achievements and the "NO CONTINUE CLEAR" achievement, the rest of the achievements is actually more forgiving than they appear. Again, if this game didn't have Unlimited Credits, it would've been a lot more difficult (8/10, maybe 9/10). But since you can unlock Unlimited Credits, that means you can earn 80-120 in one day, which is why the achievement difficulty is 6/10.
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