The Hidden Form Achievement
The Hidden Form15
Equipped a total of 16 katanas and 16 steel orbs on your Phantom.
*Continues are allowed*
The achievement description is wrong for the English version it should read:
Equip a total of 8 katanas and 8 steel orbs on your Phantom.
This achievement can only be done in "Slash" mode and it's slightly easier with only one life as you can have more phantom mode energy when on one life.
The following guide is for the 'Default Controls'
First, you need to get eight steel orbs and turn them into katanas, to do this in the ship form shoot with the “” shot and kill the enemies to collect steel. You want to collect enough steel to make exactly eight steels orbs, you can see how much steel you have collected by the small circles that appear in the ring around your ship. The eighth circle is the one you want to stop at, just before you complete a full half circle around your ship.
(Note: for the next part the more phantom energy you have the longer you can stay in phantom form making this achievement easier to do. Also do not change back to the ship form else you will lose any items you have around your ship.)
Once you have eight circles around your ship press the “ button” to swap to phantom form this will convert the collected steel to steel orbs. Now comes the tricky part you need to launch all eight steel orbs by press and holding the “ button” into an enemy to turn them into a katanas, each one must hit an enemy to change into a katana. If one of the orbs fails to change into a katana you will have to start over.
You will likely now be low on phantom form energy, but while still in phantom form and with eight katanas now flying around you. You now need to use the “” shot of the phantom form to collect steel again this time to get eight more steel orbs to appear around you. Unlike in ship form however in phantom form as soon as you get enough steel for a steel orb it will automatically appear around you.
As soon as you get eight steels orbs and eight katanas around you the achievement should pop, but be sure not to fire or lose any of the katanas as you collect the final set of steel orbs, else you’ll be starting over again, same if you don’t have eight steel orbs before your phantom form energy runs out.
This will take a number of attempts I lost count of how many times I had too many or too few katanas, I also couldn’t do this unless I had only one life as I just didn’t have enough phantom form energy to collect the last few steel orbs otherwise.
Tip for collecting steel: the closer you are to an enemy when you get them the more steel you get from them. Items floating around your ship and phantom disappear over time, so speed really is required here.
It can be unlocked on the first level after killing oneself twice at the very start to increase ones phantom form energy bar.
Jakez123 Credits: S3M James for this achievement description.