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Secret Achievement in Deathsmiles

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Achievement won on 23 Aug 11
TA Score for this game: 3,461
Posted on 23 August 11 at 03:26, Edited on 20 July 14 at 13:23
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EDIT: This solution is extremely outdated in terms of how well I understood the scoring system and how good I was at the game. See my solution for Double Hundred Millionaire for more advanced information.

DeathsmilesSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Deathsmiles worth 382 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement


I just got this. Barely. Final score was 100.8 million with Follett and I died at Jitterbug. I've included my replay for reference.

This is the path I used (and my score after each level):
Lake Shore level 1 (583k)
Graveyard level 3 (10 mil)
Port Town level 2 (14.5 mil)
Volcano level 3 (63.2 mil)
Forest level 1 (66 mil)
Swamp level 3 (77.6 mil)

Some notes on each level:
Lake Shore: Nothing interesting. I reached 1k items halfway through the level.
Graveyard: I powered up at tall hill near start of level. Trigger fire almost exclusively, only using heavy button fire for big enemies. Powerup will run out right at destructible building near end of level- be sure to blow up building when counter is almost empty, then grab skulls for immediate 1000 recharge. Powerup again as Face boss guy is about to die.
Port Town: Nothing interesting. Try to blow up a ship as counter expires for recharge (I missed this). Back to 1000 by the end of the level.
Volcano: Powerup as soon as first rock geyser appears and heavy button fire into it with familiar in it. Maintain as long as possible, then blast baddies with trigger fire and move to next geyser and repeat. You'll get INSANE points by destroying the rocks from the geysers, especially once you reach split with multiple geysers shooting in both directions. You'll get extra lives at 20 and 45 million, respectively, and a pink cyclops drops a health item. I was back to 1000 after the boss.
Forest: I powered up near the beginning and ended the level with 700 on my counter.
Swamp: I powered up right as the big green ogre dropped in and ran out right before Sakura. I also got an extra bomb fron the car.
At this point I had used one bomb (on the Dragon in the volcano) and had 4/5 life.
Hades' Castle: I powered up shortly after the first big blue eyeball guys appeared, which lasted to just after the big cow. I was at 84 million. I reached 1000 at the 2nd big red ogre guy and powered up immediately. Counter reached zero at the top of the stairs and I was at 96 million (600 item counter) at the start of the ballroom. I killed the two green ogres, powered up, and broke 100 million after the 2nd gargoyle.
I MFC I Tiagox Hey, thanks for this guide. I followed it and got 80 M points with Follet and 91 with Windia. It was so close... but I'm sure I'll pull this off in no time!

Some tips in addition to the guide:

I generally get more points with Windia (because her option bullets last longer in the screen) or with Casper (because her trigger shot is more effective while in power up mode). But choose the character that you feel most confortable and you should be fine.

While in power up mode, try to let the crowns break down into skulls for more +value.

Whatch replays from the top leaderboard players.
Posted by I MFC I Tiagox on 24 Oct 11 18:42:48