Akai Katana achievements

Akai Katana

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Katana of Truth in Akai Katana

Katana of Truth81 (40)

Hit a boss with 16 katanas.

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Achievement Guide for Katana of Truth

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Achievement won on 29 May 12
TA Score for this game: 2,672
Posted on 30 May 12 at 14:15, Edited on 30 May 12 at 16:26
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This is a slash achievement. You can use novice; however, this is only medium difficulty so you shouldn't have to.

Easiest place is stage 1 boss. Play through using rapid fire and attack (Default right trigger and A button, pressing it to fill up your green bar). Doesn't matter if you die before stage 1 mid-boss. In fact, it makes it easier because your green bar gets longer. Your goal is to get 16 balls around your ship that will change into steel orbs when you change into phantom mode. You also want to have your green bar full so you can stay in phantom mode from the mid-boss to the stage 1 boss.

When the stage 1 boss appears, wait a little while. Position yourself right in front of the boss and change into the phantom. The balls surrounding your ship will change into steel orbs. Tap A quickly once. This will launch the steel orbs. They will change into katanas when they hit an enemy. To get 16 katanas, all sixteen orbs must hit an enemy. That is why the mid-boss is a good choice because it's so big that it's hard to miss.

As soon as you change the orbs into katanas, press and hold the right trigger. Stay in phantom mode, dodging bullets and killing enemies until the stage 1 boss appears. Position yourself just in front of the boss. As soon as the preamble ends, press the X button to change back into plane mode. This will launch the katanas at the boss. If you're right in front of the boss, you can't miss and will pop the achievement. The boss does not fire bullets at you immediately so you have a second or two and don't have to rush your launch.

Keys to success:
Full green bar before mid-boss
16 orb 'embryos' before mid-boss
Hit the mid-boss with all 16 steel orbs to get 16 katanas
Get right in front of the stage 1 boss so you will not miss--use the preamble to get into point blank range.

Also, if you change into the phantom too soon, you may not have enough energy to make it to the stage 1 boss. If you have a sliver, when the boss appears, that's enough. The green bar stays constant through the preamble. If you press the X button right after the preamble, you'll pop the achievement.
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