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Pulse-Pounding in Child of Eden

Pulse-Pounding116 (15)

Obtain more than 800,000 points in the Matrix Archive on Normal Difficulty Mode.

  • Unlocked by 579 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 7.71) 34,557  

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Spiffing WotWot
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Spiffing WotWot
Achievement won on 05 Nov 11
TA Score for this game: 4,019
Posted on 07 November 11 at 23:28
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For it's stratospheric TA ratio, this achievement isn't actually all that hard if you've got the hang of the game's mechanics. By the time you're trying to get it, you've probably already played the level at least a couple of times, and that's a good thing.

The key is maintaining that x8 multiplier that comes from perfect octa-locks. That is, lock onto 8 enemies (your reticule will turn white), and then release the button *on the beat of the music*. Each time you do this, your multiplier will increase by one (and you'll get a PERFECT! caption), up to a maximum of x8. Note that this multiplier is only applied when you kill enemies *with another octa-lock*. Killing enemies with anything less than an octa-lock will score regular un-multiplied points.

Also note that your multiplier resets if you fail to release the button to the beat ONLY when you have an octa-lock. So feel free to spam the A button if you get overwhelmed occasionally, but try and keep it to a minimum, as you'll be scoring less for each kill that way.

So your goal should be to kill as much as possible with perfect octa-locks. You can miss a few, and reset your multiplier once or twice, and you'll probably still make enough points.


(*) TAP YOUR FOOT TO THE BEAT - seriously. Do it. Nod your head to the beat too. You need to be aware of where that beat is at all times to maintain the x8 multiplier. Don't be afraid to hold the lock-on for another bar or so to make sure you release it on the beat. Especially on Normal difficulty, you usually have time to make sure it's perfect. If you can, turn the volume up too - it'll help you 'get into the zone'.

(*) DO NOT USE EUPHORIA - if you finish the level without having used any of your euphoria (your smart bombs), you'll get a bonus of 100k points. This was what tipped me over the 800k boundary. It's much more challenging to get this achievement without that bonus. I'm not sure if you get this bonus if you don't collect all of the extra euphoria items, so make sure to grab them.

(*) LEARN THE ENEMIES - once you've played the level a few times, you should have an idea of how many hits each enemy takes, so you can plan how to lock onto them so that you consistently get octa-locks.

(*) OCTA-LOCK THE HELL OUT OF THE BOSSES - pretty much every shot you make against a boss should be an octa-lock. Especially on Normal difficulty, most of the bosses are not that challenging, and you have time to get octa-lock after octa-lock. Without doing this, you're unlikely to get enough points.

(*) DON'T PANIC - Even if there's missiles coming at you that require you be using your tracer instead of locking-on, make sure you release that octa-lock on the beat before switching to tracer fire, or release the button before you get 8 things locked.

(*) DON'T WORRY IF YOU MISS A FEW ENEMIES - unless you're going for the 100% purification achievements at the same time, or the Gold Star achievements, it's fine if a couple of enemies escape off screen. It's more important to maintain your multiplier.
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