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 Post subject: Re: GD: Akai Katana arcade/Xbox 360 arcade mode
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:33 pm 



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Is it only certain bullets that reflect? They just go right though the shield for me even when I'm not firing.


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 Post subject: Re: GD: Akai Katana arcade/Xbox 360 arcade mode
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:49 pm 


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Has anyone found out how the end bonus is calculated? It could be useful to know for balacing risk/reward for the final boss fight, as you get a 0 bonus if you die there. I've tried to deduce it from replay videos, but it's kind of hard.

My best bet so far is 3 million for clearing, 7 million per non-laser-damaged life, and 2 million per bomb, with some extra points if the current life has laser damage. This might be a little off, but is in the right ballpark.

In some replays the player takes a laser hit or two, but the life bar is still full - these seem to count as a full 7-million life.
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Akai Katana arcade/Xbox 360 arcade mode
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:51 pm 


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Can someone please confirm what the Arcade Mode actually is on the 360 version (region free version that is).

I'm liking this game but only getting to the stage 3 boss on one credit at the moment as I am concentrating on scoring as I go through. Would be good to have a score board up here if possible.


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 Post subject: Re: GD: Akai Katana arcade/Xbox 360 arcade mode
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:05 pm 


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Origin mode is the arcade mode. Out of the three modes, it's the only one that is not in widescreen, because the original arcade aspect ratio was 4:3. It might have a bit less slowdown than the arcade PCB, but nothing unmanageable or game-breaking (especially compared to Deathsmiles which generally has more slowdown and no sustained invulnerability abilities other than bombing or the initial bullet cancel from activating PowerUp mode).
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Akai Katana arcade/Xbox 360 arcade mode
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:35 pm 


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In arcade mode, one extremely useful tip works with the "C" type player: Get your orb close to an enemy, hold "C" down and tap "A" slowly. I actually hold "A" and "C" until I see one energy orb form and then hit the "A" button every 1/2 a second. This will force a ton of energy orbs to form. If you tap "A" too fast, this will not happen. Thanks go out to softdrink and iconoclast for telling me about this.
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Akai Katana arcade/Xbox 360 arcade mode
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:02 pm 


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Nesicaa WR holder NAT has posted a guide for Akai Katana Shin - it's clearly about the Arcade port, but I expect it's broadly applicable to the console version as well. In Japanese, but worth running through translate.

https://stg44118260.hatenablog.com/entr ... /12/155309 (archive)
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