With Gokujou there are certain spots that I don't expect myself to get through without dying or using a special bell such as:
- all of Stage 3
- some of Stage 4 (birds from behind, falling exclamation marks, boss at high rank)
- the part of Stage 6 where all the yellow bunnies spawn and shoot tons of bullets
In my 1CC run I died twice on Stage 3 and no missed up to the special stage, and made great use of the special bells.
I have to pray that I get lucky on Stage 6 as the boss and entire last stage is a nightmare with a weak ship, let alone one speedup.
There are many safespots and tricks you can use:
Stage 3 boss: Use this as a guide.
Stage 4, first bird wall: Stay in the centre and take out the birds. Not sure about the other bird walls.
Moai battleship: when it moves up and down, stay in the bottom-left corner. At the boss, move up or down gradually as it spits Moais, then when it shoots the long Moai stay at the very top or bottom of the screen (depending on what direction it moves)
Stage 5: sometimes you can stay at the bottom-left of the screen near the end of the first waves. Just avoid the caution signs and don't try to chain bells.
Stage 6 boss first attack: stay above the boss, near the top-right of the screen. Don't forget to move away!
Final stage: when you see the dancer's upper body, move to the top-left and you don't have to dodge anymore. Watch out for the penguins at the end!Watch this replay to see them in action.
Just giving you some advice.