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The Hidden Form in Akai Katana

The Hidden Form49 (15)

Equip a total of 16 katanas and 16 steel orbs on your Phantom.

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Achievement Guide for The Hidden Form

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Achievement won on 04 Jun 12
TA Score for this game: 2,825
Posted on 05 June 12 at 14:53, Edited on 20 August 12 at 00:02
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This is a slash achievement. You can use novice. This is fairly difficult outside of novice mode so I recommend you use it. It's very easy in novice mode.

As S3M James states, the Japanese version refers to 8 katanas and 8 orbs: While transformed (i.e.; while in phantom mode), attach 8 katana blades and 8 steel shots (nenshin-chuu ni katana happon to hagane happatsu o kyuuchaku saseta). I did not pop the achievement with 8 katanas and 8 orbs. I did pop it after getting all sixteen katanas.

After a comment from S3M, I did some experimentation. He felt that one could pop the achievement without getting all 16 katanas. He was correct. I was able to pop the achievement consistently while having between 8 and 16 katanas. The achievement pops automatically once you get the 8th orb providing you have 8 or more katanas.

I have concluded that, earlier, when I thought I had 8 katana, the last circle was not completely filled so I had only seven. The point is that it is difficult to get exactly 8 katana. It is quite easy to get more than eight and the achievement will pop with any number greater than eight. This solution explains how you can get all 16 katana and pop the solution.

Press X at the title screen to go into novice mode. Go to game settings and set life at one. This will give you a very long green energy bar.

Start the game. At first, fill your green bar by pressing and holding the A button. Once it's filled, press and hold the right trigger to fill 16 circles around your ship. Once your green energy bar is full and you have the 16 circles around your ship, wait for the mid-boss. The reason you want the mid-boss is you need a large unmissable target.

When the mid-boss appears, position yourself just in front of it and centered. Press X to go into phantom mode and, immediately, quickly tap A. This will launch your sixteen orbs. Because you are at point blank range in front of a large target, they should all hit and result in 16 katanas attached to your ship. Now press and hold the right trigger button and move around to collect steel. Do NOT press the A button--this will launch your orbs. With the long green energy bar, you should have plenty of time in phantom mode. When you have the eight required number of steel orbs, the achievement will pop.

--Novice mode with game settings on one life for long green bar.
--Fill the green bar
--Gather 16 circles around your ship
--Position yourself right in front of mid-boss change into phantom mode
--Tap A to fire 16 orbs at the mid-boss to give you 16 katanas
--Press and hold RT to gather steel which fills up the steel orbs
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