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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:18 pm 


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The scoring video that was linked to was my stage 5 comparison vid. The first half is UD HD running on a 360, the second half is the DC version. Both were played in tate. As I stated before when I first wrote up my thoughts on the newer version, slowdown is inconsistent between Yoko and Tate. The reason why you aren't seeing that horrendous slowdown during the second form of the stage 5 boss, DTP, is because you are playing in Yoko.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:26 pm 


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Kiken wrote:
The scoring video that was linked to was my stage 5 comparison vid. The first half is UD HD running on a 360, the second half is the DC version. Both were played in tate. As I stated before when I first wrote up my thoughts on the newer version, slowdown is inconsistent between Yoko and Tate. The reason why you aren't seeing that horrendous slowdown during the second form of the stage 5 boss, DTP, is because you are playing in Yoko.


OK, fair enough. At least that explains it.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:18 pm 



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Haha, wow. This makes a pretty big difference in that phase with everything but the main cannon attack becoming really trivial to dodge. Guess I have to bother rotating my screen for once.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:42 pm 


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I'm going to try posting here, but I don't have a specific question.

I have said that I could potentially clear this game, that is to say that I can actually complete all parts of the game without losing unreasonable amount of lives. In fact I can no-miss a lot of it, but not necessarily all in one run.

Other than trying to get better at points where I'm weaker (stage 4 really) is there anything else I can do apart from keep grinding out hundreds of credits in arcade? It just feels like a case of attrition more than anything which I can't believe is a good thing to be thinking. I can play practice mode all day long but that's not actually going to get me my 1cc; eventually I've got to actually run the game a few times.

Scoring isn't too bad. Assuming about 800k from stage 5 I'm on for about 2.4M for the clear.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:27 pm 



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DrTrouserPlank wrote:
Other than trying to get better at points where I'm weaker (stage 4 really) is there anything else I can do apart from keep grinding out hundreds of credits in arcade? It just feels like a case of attrition more than anything which I can't believe is a good thing to be thinking.


Put more thought into it. Just because you have a method of doing some part doesn't necessarily mean it's a good method. You might be attempting to do things in a needlessly risky way, or just not noticing some detail.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:31 am 


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Sorry to bump, but as far as rank works, if I'm not playing for score, will suiciding early in the game make some of the later stages (esp. stage 3!) easier?

Or should I just proceed as normal and hope for the best?

I can get through the first two stages without much difficulty (a mistake might cause a death in stage 2), but it's not really until the stage 3 midboss, or boss that I really start feeling the pain.

[[I love how the DC version does practice mode though. I hated how in Ikaruga, to practice a stage you needed to beat it. Seems sort of counter-intuitive for a console release. I'm glad I can actually spend time getting to know the stages instead of just playing stages 1 and 2 over and over again.]]
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:45 pm 


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EmperorIng wrote:
Sorry to bump, but as far as rank works, if I'm not playing for score, will suiciding early in the game make some of the later stages (esp. stage 3!) easier?

Or should I just proceed as normal and hope for the best?

I can get through the first two stages without much difficulty (a mistake might cause a death in stage 2), but it's not really until the stage 3 midboss, or boss that I really start feeling the pain.

[[I love how the DC version does practice mode though. I hated how in Ikaruga, to practice a stage you needed to beat it. Seems sort of counter-intuitive for a console release. I'm glad I can actually spend time getting to know the stages instead of just playing stages 1 and 2 over and over again.]]


Suiciding early is a tactic purely done for score, I don't recommend using it until you're very familiar with the game. If you're spending time in Practice Mode, push stage 3 to rank +10 and play with it there. The thing that also needs to be said is that stage 3 is easily the most difficult level in the game (especially to score well on). Another thing that will really help with playing against the stage 3 midboss (and the game in general) is having a good sense of where the hitbox is... the best visual cue I can give you is the center of the rotor assembly (the grey pentagon that the blades are attached to). Keep a close eye on that and carefully thread that between the horizontal rain patterns that the midboss launches.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:07 pm 


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Trying at rank 10?
Yikes :oops:

Thanks for the advice though, in case I went and did something stupid! Sometimes it is hard to keep track of the hitbox, but I think whenever you die the game reminds you where it is for a brief moment.

As it stands right now, I've gotten to stage 5 on 5 credits; as far as stage 3 goes, I usually use a bomb on the midboss and just sort of use Cannon or Rocket to kill it off quickly. It was actually killing the midboss quickly that I discovered (at least I think) that the game has "reward" enemies that show up if you kill certain enemies quickly.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:06 pm 


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Super necropost inbound.

I wrote this up at the request of another forum member, it is a small stage 5 boss guide (2nd phase), and at the suggestion of a 2nd forum member I am posting it here:

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I always use the rocket option.

In general during phase 2 I am usually to one side of the screen, and I try to always let that be the opposite side the cannon is facing. the only time I am at the bottom is if I am dodging the vulcan attack.

Phase 2 has 3 attacks (from the inside out), and generally how I deal with them:

1- The giant cannon in the middle, it will track you before it attacks.
If the cannon spins, faces you, and waits it is going to fire. I get to the opposite side of the screen (generally the bottom corners) as fast as possible. If you're quick enough the screen will cut off part of the attack off making it easier to dodge. It will turn to you again and you simply go to the opposite side again. Sometimes the attack won't be cut off and you'll have to dodge between the shots. When it uses this attack it will fire 3 times before switching to the next attack. Practice mode!!

2- The twin vulcan machine guns. These are actually easier to dodge on 2-5, go figure.

These will start to spin and fire first, then track you. When they start to spin I position myself at the bottom middle of the screen and start firing. When it sweeps past I pick my window and dodge and then dodge again. You will have to do this about 3 times total before it gets bored and moves on to the next attack. This one is really just a matter of learning the spacing between the bullets. Again practice mode!

3- The starbursts on the outside, it will track you before it attacks.
This one is the biggest pain in the ass. As the cannon is turning to face you it will usually start firing before it stops. I wait till I am about to get hit and bomb. If there is one left move to the opposite side and dodge or bomb if you need to, but one of them isn't too bad.

My only plan with this phase is to destroy the left most starburst first in hopes that I can save a bomb should I need it on phase 3. When the timer hits 165 and it begins to face you I get on the left. As soon as it is a live target I fire the rocket at the left starburst and keep shooting the shit out of it. From this point it will pick its first attack and I refer you to numbers 1,2, or 3 up top.

The final stage is basically a big boss fest. Two tanks at the start, the plane, the train, and those three flying nightmares from hell (after much failure I own those bastards now!). It is the hardest stage (was for me anyway) and definitely took the longest for me to no miss.

Typically if I get to stage 5 with 1 ship in reserve I'm in good shape, and I can usually no miss to that point but not always. If I die more than once before the final stage its probably a lost cause :lol:

Remember - practice mode is your friend, and the one is UD is damn good.

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I would happily write more if anyone needs help with anything else in the game.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:18 pm 


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Stage 4 Boss NMNB Strategy.

Stage 2-4/Difficulty Hard - This has also been tested and works on the default settings in loop one.

Special Notes - The main gun runs on a four one thousand count. It starts up for two and fires for two.

Takes three rockets to get it done.

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First video - No RNG fuckery at the end.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M2WqOh ... sp=sharing

0:00 - 0:12 - Start on the left. Destroy the cannons in order and leave the cannon at the 6 o'clock position alone. While you're destroying the last cannon hit the main gun a bit so it is pointing close to the six also. You'll want to stop shooting to charge your option and get in position to drop it. Drop it and drill the main gun for a second or two because by this point it is spinning. Head to the left side.

0:14 - 0:18 - That rocket triggered a burst which you'll need to dodge. Your next target is the turret at the nine o'clock position. If you notice I wait just a bit before destroying it - the main gun is firing and you don't want to sweep it into you.Head to the right.

There MIGHT be a tiny gun that spawned (It's destroyed at the 0:17 mark), you'll need to make sure you deal with it BEFORE destroying the turret at the 3 o'clock position. Destroy the turret at 3 o'clock and make sure you're aiming off screen so you don't rotate the main gun.

0:19 - 0:23 - Head to the left immediately after taking out the turret. Destroy the tiny gun on the left side and hang out just next to the main guns stream. Charge and drop option.

0:24 - 0:32 - The tower should be clear of threats so drill the shit out of it until it starts spinning again. When it starts spinning head to the right and deal with any turrets coming on to the screen (should be two). DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE CANNON AT 6 O'CLOCK. (unless it's a rocket launcher - see next video)

As you destroy the second turret the main gun will have stopped. Charge and drop the last option.



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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wJrgz733kaeCii5KQurQDwUdRXeI1wJ2/view?usp=sharing

Everything is the same except the turret that spawns at the 6 before your kill shot. This time it is a rocket launcher and it can seriously fuck you, especially in the 2nd loop.

It spawns at 0:26.

What I do here is drop the option so it hits (be careful - this will destroy the launcher but it will usually launch one or two rockets first) and then shoot the shit out of the boss. Get all point blank on him.

Two things - Don't crash into the boss and mind the tiny turret that comes in from the right side. If you notice I'm in between its shots and the bosses hit box. It isn't a safe spot, but it should be safe enough for the time you need to finish the job.
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Under Defeat (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:58 pm 


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Of the three helicopters available in the updated releases that include New Order, what's generally considered the easiest for survival to use? Currently I'm assuming:

• The default helicopter is the fastest, has the second-easiest time shooting down homing missiles, and has a charge shot. The best for scoring, possibly the best for survival due to having faster movement than the other two helicopters.

• The white helicopter sucks due to a lack of a charge shot, and lower movement speed. The spreadshot does make it the best at stopping enemy homing missiles and small helicopters though. It's awkward to hit with the Cannon weapon but it's probably the best choice on the final boss due to how its Vulcan and Rocket weapons are spread out more.

• The big red helicopter may be better than default for survival? The homing missiles interfere with scoring, it may possibly have a bigger than normal hitbox, and it has lower movement speed than the original helicopter, meaning you can't make some dodges as safely. It also has the hardest time dealing with enemy homing missiles due to a thin main shot. Better than the white helicopter thanks to its charge shot capabilities for sure. I can't tell if the extra damage and blasts from the homing missiles it launches make up for its lower movement speed though.

I assume the standard helicopter is identical whether using the red or the green version; its performance seems to be the same.
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