Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 12 [1000]
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 1-2 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed: None

NOTE: All ACA games have a tendency to not unlock random achievements. If this happens, just hard reset your Xbox and attempt again and it should unlock

Introduction:
Aero Fighters 2 was released on NEOGEO back in 1994 by Video System, and has been ported directly to the Xbox One by our new best friends over at the bizarrely named Hamster Corporation. As with most of the other games so far released in the ACA series, this vertical scrolling shoot 'em up is a pretty fast completion, requiring little skill to finish. You only need to play each game mode once, but depending on luck and how fast you get learn the enemies patterns and game mechanics, may take few more tries.

Step 1 - Original Mode
Start up in original mode. You can change the settings to make things easier for yourself by pressing and changing the difficulty to 1, and changing the number of players to as high as you like. You can go as high as 99, but being that your score stays if you continue, there is no reason to go that high. Shoot your way through the levels, and play until you have all of the point achievements, getting to grips with the game as you go. Once you have them, let yourself get beat and unlock the two high score achievements. 5 achievements for 420.

Step 2 - Hi-Score Mode
In Hi-Score Mode, you have to test yourself against the computer at level 4 difficulty, with only three lives to play with. The trick to getting to a high score is to get the bonuses. There are several enemies that pop up, that if you kill them and get the bonus quick enough, you can get up to 10k per enemy, racking up score really fast. For more in depth advice, see the guide. Once you have the score related achievements, let yourself get beat and upload your score for the related achievement. 4 achievements for 340.

Step 3 - Caravan Mode
Rinse and repeat what you did in step 2, this time in Caravan mode. As well as not being able to change the difficulty and having only three lives, you have only 5 minutes to get the high scores. However, this should be plenty of time in this game, using the same tactics as Hi Score mode. Once you have the score related achievements, you can simply quit out. 3 achievements for 240

Conclusion:
This vertical scrolling shooter is one of the easier NeoGeo games to be ported to the One. With a little practice, the achievements should come pretty fast. If you don't mind the price point for not much bang for your buck, and appreciate an easy 1000, then this game comes highly recommended!

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ACA NEOGEO: Aero Fighters 2 Achievement Guide

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There are 12 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • The score has been posted to the online rankings.

    Play the game on Original mode, with any settings, and set a high score. When you get to the game over screen, as long as you get on the high score board, you will get this. The lowest score is really low, you can probably get there just by completing the first level of the game. The game will ask you if you want to upload your high score. Press and your achievement will pop.

  • High score has been updated.

    Play the game on any mode, with any settings, and set a high score. When you get to the game over screen, as long as you get on the high score board, you will get this. The lowest score is really low, you probably just have to beat the first level.

  • The score won 200,000 points.

    Refer to "The score won 1,000,000 points" for more information.

  • The score won 600,000 points.

    Refer to "The score won 1,000,000 points" for more information.

  • The score won 1,000,000 points.

    You can change the settings to make things easier for yourself by pressing and changing the difficulty to 1, and changing the number of players to as high as you like. You can go as high as 99, but being that your score stays if you continue, there is no reason to go that high. Being that you can die as much as you like, no real tactics are needed but it is good practice for the other modes. Shoot your way through the levels, and play until you have all of the point achievements.

  • The score has been posted to the online rankings in the "HI SCORE MODE".

    Play the game on Hi-Score mode, with any settings, and set a high score. When you get to the game over screen, as long as you get on the high score board, you will get this. The lowest score is isn't too high, and you will surpass when going for the other achievements. The game will ask you if you want to upload your high score. Press and your achievement will pop.

  • HI SCORE MODE 100,000 points.

    Refer to "HI SCORE MODE 300,000 points" for more information.

  • HI SCORE MODE 200,000 points.

    Refer to "HI SCORE MODE 300,000 points" for more information.

  • HI SCORE MODE 300,000 points.

    The best players to use are the American girl or the ninja. This is because they have homing weapons once you uprade; the American with missles and the ninja with shuriken. You get upgrades by killing the larger enemies. Try to save your special weapons for the bosses, as they can kill you quite easily, also they take a while with regular weapons. Your special will take them out nice and fast. As with all shmups, watch the enemy bullets rather than your ship, as one hit will take a life.

    The trick to getting to a high score is to get the bonuses. There are several enemies that pop up, that if you kill them and get the bonus quick enough, you can get up to 10k per enemy, racking up score really fast. Basically, shoot them as soon as you see them and dash to collect as soon as you can.

    The first level is always the same, and you will see two sets of three tanks that are vertically aligned. Getting all six with the max score can get you 60k, and you can get around 90k by the end of the level.

    The second level is either Paris, New York or Jungle. Paris doesn't seem to have any bonus places, but New York has three skyscrapers you can take down near the start, and Jungle has lots of bonuses. There are the circular buildings near the beginning, and the stationary tanks just after these have some more.
    The third level is where you will get most of your points, this is essentially a bonus level and you can easily rake in 100k plus.

    If you don't have the 300k by the end of this level, you shouldn't need much more.

  • CARAVAN MODE 100,000 points.

    Refer to "CARAVAN MODE 300,000" for more information.

  • CARAVAN MODE 200,000 points.

    Refer to "CARAVAN MODE 300,000" for more information.

  • CARAVAN MODE 300,000 points.

    See "HI SCORE MODE 300,000 points" for how to get a high score. With Caravan mode, due to the fact that you are limited for time, you need to focus on getting the bonuses in. The level you don't want is Paris, as there are no bonuses, but it still can be done. Ideally you will have the jungle level as your second, you can get up to around 350k after the bonus level that way with a minute to spare.

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