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Deathsmiles Virtuoso in Deathsmiles (EU)

Deathsmiles Virtuoso839 (80)

This is a rare achievementClear Deathsmiles Version 1.1 with all maps at Lv3! (No Continues, Ex Map included)

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Achievement Guide for Deathsmiles Virtuoso

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Achievement won on 04 Mar 11
TA Score for this game: 3,837
Posted on 05 March 11 at 00:15, Edited on 08 October 11 at 00:36
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As the description says, you have to 1cc (1 credit clear) version 1.1, with all stages on Level 3, pass the Extra Gorge, the Castle and the bosses.

Note: THIS ACHIEVEMENT IS GLITCHED AND CAN'T BE UNLOCKED IN SCORE ATTACK. Only "Play" will work.

There are no real shortcuts which would make this task easy. Practice and watching replays is the only way. I added (low quality) videos of my replay to this guide, as there aren't any 1cc replays on the leaderboards yet.

My study guide for anyone attempting this:

1) Get to know the stages well. Play them on Level 3 on Arcade or Xbox 360 modes, and learn where the enemies come from.
2) Learn the 1.1 controls, obviously most important being controlling your familiar with the right stick.
3) Learn the differences between 360 and 1.1 modes. Most important: controlling your familiar, Power-up possible at Counter 100.
4) Windia is a good character choice. Her attacks are more powerful in 1.1, killing the bosses much faster than in 360 mode.
5) Play the first six stages on Level 3 in Version 1.1 until you can do them well. This will take some time. Watch replays!

Now that you can do the first stages well, here's the attack plan:

6) Try using the path B1 C2 C1 A2 A1 B2. This will put the hardest 1.1 levels, B1 and C2 (in my opinion) first, so you can restart with less pain if you mess up bad. This path will also give you 3 of 0.5 life pickups, so you don't have to play all levels perfectly. Also, this path will give you the bomb pick-up last, so you will have less chances to lose it by dying.

7) When you can pass the first six stages with full health or maybe 0.5 - 1 lives lost, start practicing the Extra Gorge in training mode. It will be very painful at first. Watch replays.

Find a route that works for you. Use the Power-up at 100 a lot here: it doubles Windia's attack power, and when it ends, all bullets on the screen are cancelled. Get the bomb pick-up from the mid-boss. YOU WILL NEED TO PASS THE GORGE WITHOUT LOSING A LIFE. You may use one bomb before the boss.

For the boss, use two bombs quite quickly in the beginning. After the bombs, shoot the dragon on the right. When he shoots the blue fireballs, there is a safe spot on the bottom right where you can finish the boss off (watch replays).

Training settings for the Gorge: Suicide Bullets Lv2, Power Up Off, Item 999, Overall 20000, Bomb Count 2, Difficulty Default. (you will get an item counter of 1000 before the Gorge by using the lock shot on Sakura, B2 boss).

8) Practice the Castle. This should not be very difficult for you by now, up until the bosses.

Use the strong shot on the first form of Jitterbug. With some luck, he will change to the next form before he starts darting around the screen.

For his bullet-spamming attack, there's an "up and down" trick, which you can see here: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/video/niconico/sm6986192 . This trick is not very difficult to perform: go to the very top or bottom of the screen, horizontally about where your bomb indicator is located. When the bullets become visible, move straight up or down. Shoot with the familiar's strong shot briefly after you've passed him. Repeat.

Do not use any bombs on Jitterbug, so you can get the 2-life pickup before Tyrannosatan, which should make killing him much easier.

For Tyrannosatan... you should have the necessary skills by now. Shoot a lot, dodge well, bomb when in trouble, always always always use the bomb before dying.

Training settings for the Castle: Stage Type Castle EX, Suicide Bullets Lv3, Power Up Off, Item 999, Overall Counter 20000, Bomb Count 0, Difficulty Default.

9) String together a near-perfect run of the first six stages, with 0 or 0.5 lives lost after B2, no-miss the Gorge, near-perfect pass of the Castle, kill Jitterbug with at least 2 (preferably 3) lives left, and bomb Tyrannosatan to death before dying. Simple as that!
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