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Golden Axe: Beast Rider

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Island of Axir Class A+ in Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Island of Axir Class A+72 (15)

Complete "Island of Axir" with an A+ ranking!

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Achievement Guide for Island of Axir Class A+

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Achievement won on 04 Jun 10
TA Score for this game: 1,747
Posted on 04 June 10 at 12:32, Edited on 04 June 10 at 19:59
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This achievement requires you to get an A+ ranking in all of the Island Of Axir challenges.

Getting A+ achievements in general is very hard, as it usually requires perfect playing, or very near to it. Your rank is based on the amount of tribute you end the challenge with. You can affect the amount of tribute in two ways :

Picking up tribute from fallen enemies, and chests

Increasing titan bonus, which increase the amount of tribute you get from enemies and chests. You can do this by attacking enemies with beasts, using brutal attacks (when you do X and A combos, if you hit the buttons after the first attack with the right timing, your sword will have flames. Practice with an A button combo and you'll see what I mean.) and using brutal counters. Brutal counter are special counters that only happen under certain circumstances.

For example, the grubbers, the most basic enemy, can be brutal countered by blocking the attack with Right Bumper, and then pressing X at the right time. If done properly, you will throw them up in the air and cut them in half. This gives a 15% titan bonus.

Also, at the end of the stage, you can get multipliers if you played well enough that increase your tribute. You get double tribute for a few things :

Finishing under the target time
Taking no damage
Getting more dismemeberments then the par. The game tells you this in () next to the number you got in the post-battle screen.
The difficulty you play on. Normal reduces your tribute by 66%. Expert is 2X. Haven't played on brutal yet, but it will obviously be more.

I got this running through on expert. Keeping the above in mind, or this stage the keys are :

Use the tutorial to build up titan bonus. You can use brutal attacks (the flaming attacks) on the enemies you are supposed to counter as much as you want, so you can build up ridiculous bonuses.

Kill enemies with a brutal counter. There is only one exception.

And that's mounts. You get less tribute this way, but you lose your titan bonus if you get hit. If you are on a mount, you don't lose it. Even if you get knocked off, you don't lose it. This is key. MAGES ARE AN EXCEPTION! They can damage you even when you are on a mount. The mage's lightning spell has a small homing ability, sprinting to the left or right should allow you to dodge it.

You should always avoid getting hit, as the X2 multiplier for taking no damage is nice. Be quick, you get another X2 for beating the par time, and dismember enemies whenever you get the chance. If you kill them and keep attacking them before their body falls, you can cut them up multiple times. If you beat the par amount of dismemeberments, you get another X2.

I got A+ on all stages in this chapter really easily, as should be expected since this is the first chapter. I had to retry once or twice, but in general it's fairly easy.
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