Guide By: the_a_drain
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
- Offline: 12 (200 )
- Online: 0 (0 )
- Estimated time for 200 : 10+ hours
- Minimum playthroughs: 2
- Missable achievements: None
- Glitched achievements: None
- Cheats disable achievements: No Cheats available
Welcome to R-Type Dimensions. This installment for the Xbox LIVE Arcade is actually a remake of the original R-Type and R-Type II games. The good news is that the difficulty has been lowered considerably due to the introduction of the new "Infinity mode" - a game mode which gives you unlimited lives and (probably even more important) the ability to respawn instantly. This makes most of the achievements really easy with the exception of one or two challenging ones.
Step 1: Infinity mode
In Infinity mode you basically can not fail, so use this mode to play through R-Type and R-Type II to unlock Earth Savior and Scarred Hero. Once you have beaten a stage it will be unlocked in stage select, so go back to the respective stages to finish up Hidden Treasure, Combo Master and Bydo Headhunter.
Step 2: Classic Mode
Now we switch to classic mode to make things a little bit tougher. In classic mode you are given only a limited number of lives and, if you die, you are reset back to the nearest checkpoint (usually the beginning or middle of the stage). Now, simply replay the first stage of R-Type using only fully charged shots to unlock Brave Pilot and Beam Me Up!. The latter is actually easier than it sounds: Remember that you still can use the capsule to block shots - just don't get any more upgrades than the capsules itself (besides speed).
Now comes the hard part: Dare Devil. For this you need to clear the first two stages of R-Type without power-ups and only using rapid-fire. Unfortunately you MUST NOT tap the -button to increase your rate of fire and have to rely on the slower -button. It helps a little bit to use the original graphics instead of the enhanced ones because you can better measure the size of your ship.
Step 3: Co-op
The Co-op achievements can be obtained locally or via Xbox LIVE. For Reviver just kill yourself and let your teammate collect any power-up to bring you back to life. Repeat 19 times and both players will obtain the achievement (this can even be done alone with just a second controller and a rubberband to make the second ship constantly fly down and crash).
Wall of Fire is a little bit harder as you have to destroy EVERY destructible object on screen during stages 1 and 2 of R-Type. This includes enemies as well as any destroyable enemy projectiles. This is obviously easiest of both players know the stage layout and one player covers the upper half of the screen whilst the other one takes care of the lower half (same hold for the second boss: one deals the damage, the other one destroys the "snakes").
Step 4: Mop Up
The only things that are probably left now are Power Hungry and Bye-bye Bydo!. There is really no good grinding spot for those so just play through the game(s) in Infinity mode until you have accumulated a total of 500 power-ups and 30,000 kills.
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|Complete stage 1 of R-Type in 1P Classic||(1)|
In classic mode you will have a set number of lives (usually you start with 3) in order to complete a stage. If you die, you are taken back to the nearest checkpoint, these are usually quite a distance from each other and classic mode is incredibly difficult. This achievement only requires you to complete the first stage.
Simply complete the original R-Type, you don't have to kill all of the bosses you just need to finish each of the games 8 stages. To make this a lot easier you can play the game on 'infinite mode'. You can select 'infinite mode' when you start a new game, you will have infinite lives and respawn at the spot you died making it a lot quicker and easier.
|Complete R-Type II|
Same as the previous but you must complete R-Type II instead, to play R-Type II press from the main menu and you will be able to rotate the arcade cabinets to change the game. Select R-Type II, start a new game on 'infinite mode' and blast your way through to the end. R-Type II has 6 stages to get through.
|Kill 30,000 enemies|
In the 'Statistics' menu, on the main menu, you can view your statistics one of them will be the total amount of enemies you have killed, this can be anything from either of the R-Type games, once this number reaches 30,000 you will get the achievement.
|Find and destroy the 5 hidden spores on stage 4 of R-Type|
On stage 4 of R-Type there are lots (and I mean lots) of small green circles with red dots in the middle. These are spores, and over the course of the stage there are 5 of these hidden away in places that are hard to reach without dying.
|Kill at least 10 enemies with a single shot|
In R-type II you can charge a shot just like you can in R-Type, however if you charge it long enough, there will be a small window of time when the power bar flashes between orange and blue, release during this time and you will unleash a more powerful charge shot that covers a much wider area.
|Beam Me Up!||20|
|Using only full beam shots and without dying, complete stage 1 of R-Type or R-Type II in 1P Classic||(1)|
This is an incredibly difficult achievement to obtain, there is little advice I can give except try to memorize the stage, try to get into the habit of catching large groups of enemies with your full beam shots as well.
This might take a few hundred tries but it's not impossible.
A couple of things you can do to make it easier on yourself is to hit enemies with the shot you fire when starting to charge the beam shot, and pickup the orange pod and use it to block bullets and plow through enemies.
The boss should be one of the easier parts of the stage, simple charge up a shot and move in when his tail goes down then move up again to avoid the curving projectile he uses.
|Using rapid-fire and no power-ups, complete stages 1 & 2 of R-Type in a single game of 1P Classic|
Hold down to use rapid-fire. You have to complete stages 1 & 2 in a single game,
|Collect 500 power-ups|
Much like the "Bye-bye Bydo!" achievement, the 'Statistics' screen will tally how many powerups you have collected, and when that number hits 500 you will unlock this achievement, this will probably unlock before "Bye-bye Bydo!". Unless you avoid collecting powerups or just miss a lot of them.
|Wall of Fire||10|
|Destroy every enemy and object in stages 1 & 2 of R-Type during co-op play||(1)|
To get this you must start a co-op game, preferably with someone who knows the first two stages of the first R-Type inside out. You have to blast absolutely everything in sight, objects, destructible debris, powerup robots and every single enemy in both stages.
|Kill one enemy of every kind in R-Type and R-Type II|
This should come by playing through both R-Type I and II a couple of times. You need to kill one of each enemy in the game, as well as one of each boss.
|Collectively tally 20 revivals in a single game of Classic Co-op|
In Classic Co-Op mode both players share lives. When one player dies, the other is given the opportunity to revive the other player by either finishing the stage or by collecting a powerup. A life is not lost until both players ships are destroyed.
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