2,474
(1,000)

## Eschatos

There are a maximum of 48 Eschatos achievements worth 2,474 (1,000)

730 tracked gamers have this game, 20 have completed it (2.74%)

# 倍率x20達成70 (30)

### ESCHATOS:スコア倍率x20を目指そう！

• Unlocked by 134 tracked gamers (18% - TA Ratio = 2.33) 730

## Achievement Guide for 倍率x20達成

Solution
Achieved Multiplier x20
ESCHATOS: Try for score multiplier x20!
(Note: Translations of achievement name and text are not official, and might be wrong.)

Score multiplier is shown on the left side of the screen. This achievement is unlocked by raising this multiplier to 20.

Appreciation goes to the anonymous user on Japanese achievement wiki who've shown a method for this.
http://www12.atwiki.jp/xbox360score/pages/1248.html (in Japanese)

The method is quite simple. Start advanced mode of Eschatos in hard difficulty, and destroy (almost) every enemies from area 1 through area 4.

The video is just doing this. But while trying for this achievement, I could see some of the workings of the multiplier, and felt that writing a guide about such details might be useful :)

Multiplier system
I'm not perfectly sure about how the multiplier works, the following list includes many assumptions.

1. When you destroy an enemy, the multiplier increases a bit. The bigger the enemy is, the amount of increase seems to be larger.

2. When you get the power-up item (ball with "P"), your multiplier increases by 1.

3. When you failed to destroy an enemy and it leaves from the screen, your multiplier decreases by a certain amount. I can't tell the exact amount but suppose somewhere around 0.5 to 1. So if you missed two enemies, you'll likely to have a drop of 1 in multiplier value. This drop will be the main reason to fail achieving the x20.

4. When you picked up a flash item (blue or yellow diamonds), your multiplier decreases by 1.

This is a difficult point. Of course it's better if you could avoid picking up these. But unless you are quite skilled, avoiding these items usually severely restricts your freedom of movement and that can lead to missing a few enemies. So I'd recommend to avoid these only when you are confident. As the video shows, you can achieve x20 even if you picked up this flash item once.

5. When you die, you multiplier value is ruined. Try again. As the video shows, you can use Quick Restart of the pause menu and still unlock achievements.

To sum up, try to destroy ALL enemies. But when you missed some enemies, I hope these knowledge would be of some help to judge whether you can still continue to try for x20, or the mistake was fatal and you'd better restart the game.

Details on the video
As a general advice, use the weapon which is efficient to your enemies. Linear shot against hard enemies, wide shot against dispersed enemies. The use of shield should be kept minimal, since you can't fire while using the shield (unless you are using the shield in point-blank range to attack enemies).

The playthrough on the video might be a rather lucky case. I haven't missed a single enemy on area 1 or 2, and that's extremely rare for an average shmup player like me. The video entered area 3 with a multiplier of x16. If you could achieve that, the rest is quite easy as in the video.

Also I'd like to mention about a more realistic case where you entered area 3 with a multiplier of x12. See 1:50 of the video. The video has failed to eliminate this group of enemies. But if you could eliminate them (perhaps with the help of flash item), the multiplier wouldn't have dropped as much as in the video. The next enemies are familiar types, so you'll have a good chance of achieving x20 there.

On this method, the last chance of raising your multiplier will be the mob enemies appearing at the beginning of area 5. Once you meet the boss in area 5, I believe little can be done to raise multiplier, so you'd better quickly restart if you couldn't have achieved x20 by then. After the area 5 boss battle, of course you can raise your multiplier again. But I think that's harder than doing that before area 5.