Sputryk wrote:Well, it's an improvement.
Sputryk - RYK - 3548,3716,1840 - Stage 2 - Raijin - MAME US - Off
Although now used to the shield attack, I am finding an awfully wide spread of special point icons to collect as a result, most of which I cannot help but not collect try as I might, in stead of a focused 'tower' of icons allowing for majority collection of. Most annoying, especially as collection means I can challenge the trillion-score zone. Hmm....
The trick with collecting medals and thus scoring points, isnt actually so much about COLLECTING the medals.
It's about being where they appear in the first place.
When you've got a large (as in, not a one-hit popcorn foe) enemy that sprays lotsa crap at you, use the shield, and charge at it as the shield is flaring; place your ship *ON* the firing point that all of the bullets are coming from, at least until the shield flare stops. Each bullet the thing fires while you're on it is instantly a medal and instantly collected, and that generally means ALOT of medals. You're invincible starting just a split second after you start holding the button down to shield, up until a moment after the shield vanishes (which is when you should back off).
There isnt even one enemy or boss in the entire game (again, aside from popcorn types, simply because they're not worth it) that you should specifically avoid doing this to. Generally, large enemies like that, you want to have them pop right as your shield fades; depending on which ship you've chosen, and thus the damage you're doing, can change the timing of this.
This is one of the reasons I love this game so much, it's the ONE shmup that lets me do what I want to, which is charge at things and ram into them, and have it actually ACCOMPLISH something.
Edit: And this game has reminded me of exactly why I started hating boats in these games to begin with, which is because THIS game had the original boat that pissed me off beyond all else. I hate that thing. So much.
It's the easiest boss in an easy game where I can do the whole damn thing without bombing/dying, but 60% of the time against that accursed demon boat I'm GOING to crash into something stupidly. I dont know why. I never did know why. But it's always been the case, and still is today. I dont get hit by ANYTHING ELSE unless I totally forget some enemy is there or ram something when trying to get medals. But I'll smack into whatever that bloody boat happens to be firing at the time.
Anyway, I was gonna try to do a proper run and post a score tonight, but after a few practice runs, my arm hurts like hell, so that's not happening for a few days yet.
The game is such a blast though. I'd forgotten how much fun stage 5 was. I'd also forgotten how pathetic the stage 4 boss is; I swear, you just LOOK at him funny and he dies at you.