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 Post subject: RQ: Batsugun Stage 2 boss bombless
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:50 pm 


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Is there a way to consistently do the stage 2 boss in Batsugun (original) without bombs? On the second phase of the boss I often get forced into the sides of the screen without there being any gap to get out. It feels like there should be some way to manipulate the boss to create an opening but I can't figure it out.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Batsugun Stage 2 boss bombless
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:57 am 


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I'm pretty sure that boss is just strangely hard, and bombing is your best bet if you're not comfortable simply dodging it. I will advise that, as with many bullet patterns, you want to be proactive about squeezing through gaps sooner rather than later to avoid getting trapped as you said. At least in the Special version you can tank a hit with the shield and have a smaller hitbox.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Batsugun Stage 2 boss bombless
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:45 am 


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Ya, the dodging is doable when there is a gap, its just that there often isn't. The boss sweeps all the way to the left/right side without ever leaving a spot to get out. Sometimes I get a hole from cutbacks, but it seems very inconsistent. I also need to be right below the boss to hit it with the type 2, which really limits where you can go while still hitting the boss.

Edit: Well I figured it out after practicing a bit more today. You just stay low on the screen and do a quick cut early at about 1/4 from the edge of the screen and then pass through back to the middle. You just can't follow the boss to closely on either side or you get trapped.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Batsugun Stage 2 boss bombless
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:08 am 


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I find that it creates more openings by getting close to the boss (around mid-screen).

But unless you're trying to milk points, I'd just bomb. You should only be using bombs again in stage 3 for milking the pig, so if you use two or three there and one on Madzella, you should still have max bombs by the time you get to Jupiter.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Batsugun Stage 2 boss bombless
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:54 pm 


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That's a good point. I'm hoarding bombs more than necessary here.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Batsugun Stage 2 boss bombless
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:28 pm 



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Always found zig zag cutting to work well at making holes in its defense. While slowly following the boss and moving forward for the lunge attack. I try to save bombs for the Jupiter fight in stage 4. Hope it helps.


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