Moon Laser: Perfect achievement in Blue Dragon

Moon Laser: Perfect


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How to unlock the Moon Laser: Perfect achievement

  • jaganshihieiyyhjaganshihieiyyh339,274
    24 Jul 2009 27 Jul 2009 20 Feb 2011
    27 2 2
    The Moon Laser game is found in Nene's Fortress, at the end of disc 2. It is basically the boss of the third floor. The mini-game involves moons shooting lasers at you, and you shooting at them. To complete it perfectly, you must never be hit, and you must never hit the moons for 0 damage. In order to accomplish this, you shoot a moon if and only if it is charging a shot on you.

    General advice:
    This is not very difficult if you keep a cool head. There's generally plenty of time for you to fire at anything before it charges its lasers and hits you, so the biggest threat is that you will prematurely fire and hit a moon for 0 damage, ruining the achievement. Make sure to wait until you see the charging animation, and don't risk firing more than once, as the moons turn around immediately and raise their shields.

    If you screw up, it's much faster to die and reload the checkpoint than to reset the game, doing the whole floor over again.

    Now, for the details:
    There are two parts to the mini-game. In the first section there are three moons. This is best dealt with by memorizing the attack pattern. Numbering the moons left to right 1, 2, 3, they will attack like this:
    3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2
    (I believe #1 and #2 leave you alone until #3 dies, but I never tested it for more than 3-4 shots. It will die in 2 charged shots). As soon as #3 dies, charge up on #2, and then charge on #1 twice, and then #2. The whole thing should take just a few seconds.

    Part 2 is much more difficult, but still manageable if you have good reflexes. There are four moons now. My strategy was to memorize the opening attacks so that I could get a few charged shots in, and then bide my time until one was destroyed. This will take too long to make memorizing the whole pattern worth the trouble, and if you mess up anything the pattern will change, of course. The initial attack pattern is like this:
    2, 1, 4, 3, 1

    Immediately charge a shot on #2 and then partially charge at #1. Do not charge on #3 and #4, as they attack in quick succession. Hopefully #1 will die or be very close to death after its second attack. If not, keep chipping away at them all until it does. After one moon dies, the other moons will "Power Up" and turn red. For the rest of the game, they'll rapidly turn around back and forth, usually not charging their lasers. But when they do intend to charge, they will do so more quickly than before, so watch out. Just don't fall for their bluffs, and make sure that as soon as they start charging a shot you blast them. I found myself frantically moving the cursor to whichever one turned around, but again, don't fire until you're sure the moon is going to stay facing forward. The first one to fall will be #2 if you got a good charged shot on it at the very beginning.

    If you made it this far, the rest should be no problem at all. You can probably start partially charging shots again since now you only need to worry about one other laser besides the one you're aiming at. Pretty soon another moon will fall and the last one should be helpless against you by itself. :)

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    joe jirachi fanI just did this, killed the final moon without being shot... but the moon hit me after it dies (when it zooms in on the final moon), so make sure you don't let the last moon charge even slightly...
    Posted by joe jirachi fan on 02 Sep 10 at 16:19
    Slider257Had the same thing happen on my7thtry. Fucking horrible achievement.
    Posted by Slider257 on 24 Jul 12 at 18:05
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  • Corby20Corby20232,036
    03 Feb 2011 17 Apr 2011
    9 2 0
    The guides above were very usefull in getting this achievement and I used them to create the video below, seeing a video generally helps me more than just reading a solution so I hope it helps everyone else to.
  • Kazekuro YusukiKazekuro Yusuki118,298
    02 Mar 2011 03 Mar 2011
    8 1 0
    This quick guide mainly focuses specifically on the second part of this achievement, where you have to take down four moons instead of three. Here's a little list containing the order of the moons and what I did to get this achievement. Just trust the pattern and follow it that way you can start charging the shot before the moon can begin to charge itself. Always wait until the moon begins to charge before you fire. You should be able to pull off a few fully charged shots on all of the moons if you're fairly quick in following this pattern.


    In situations like this, it's better to just shoot them to prevent them from firing at you.

    If you managed to get a fully charged shot, the first and second moons should fall.

    Should go down if you've already gotten off a fully charged shot previously before.

    Remember to charge and fire only when the moon begins to charge.

    The achievement will pop up once you get your grade for the challenge. In addition, you'll also receive an 'All-Heart'. So there you go, happy hunting!
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