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There are a maximum of 50 Akai Katana (JP) achievements worth 1,966 (1,000)

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Secret Achievement in Akai Katana (JP)

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Achievement Guide for 念身せず

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deexor
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Achievement won on 14 Jan 12
TA Score for this game: 1,966
Posted on 14 January 12 at 17:12, Edited on 21 January 12 at 22:49
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"Without form change"

Cleared the game without changing form.

Using continues is not allowed. Arcade or Shin mode, including novice modes, are allowed.

Easiest to do in Shin Novice, but still difficult. As you can't use the ninja form, bombing is the only way out of tight and impossible spots.

Start the game with 4 lives. You'll get an extra life at or around stage 5 boss. This gives you 15 bombs, plus 4 from pickups, a total of 19, provided you don't die with bombs in stock.

The way I bombed on my successful run:
- 1 on stage 3 boss, form 2
- 1 on stage 4 boss, form 2
- 2 on stage 4 boss, form 3
- 1 on stage 5, against the large tanks
- died on stage 5 boss, form 2, with 1 bomb
- 2 on stage 5 boss, form 2
(started stage 6 with 4 lives, 1 bomb)
- 1 on stage 6, last large plane
- 1 on stage 6 boss, form 1
- 2 on stage 6 boss, form 3
(started stage 7 with 3 lives, 1 bomb)
- 2 on stage 7 boss, form 1
- 2 on stage 7 boss, form 2
- 1 on stage 7 boss, form 3
(finished with 2 bombs in stock)

Doing the final boss with 5 bombs is pushing it, I'd recommend having 6 for 2+2+2. Stage 6 boss form 2 usually requires a bomb or two, I was really surprised I pulled it off without bombing there.

I used the type-B ship, because the option's homing fire helps a lot.

adversity1 wrote a guide which also helped my progress: http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?p=696137#p696137
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