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Arcade master in Hexodius

Arcade master118 (30)

This is a rare achievementObtain an A rank or better in all the Arcade rooms.

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Achievement Guide for Arcade master

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Hairy Cabbage
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Hairy Cabbage
Achievement won on 29 Oct 13
TA Score for this game: 1,027
Posted on 24 October 13 at 21:07, Edited on 14 May 15 at 03:07
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Since this achievement requires all 6 levels to be completed at A rank, it is possible that you may spend hours upon hours getting a single A rank, only to be completely stumped by a different level and not obtain the achievement, essentially wasting all of the time you have spent trying any previous A ranks you may have.

OK. So now that I have warned you about the severe difficulty of this achievement, lets move on to the guide. Anything I say in this guide is not set in stone by any means, and there are more than likely alternate set-ups for each level. But since I'm writing this guide, I will only be speaking from experience and offering hints and tips on the methods I have used myself.

It is also worth noting that you will be required to complete story mode up to at least arena 6 before you will be able to attempt this achievement.

The score requirements for the A rank in each arena are as follows:
Arena 1 --- 80,000
Arena 2 --- 70,000
Arena 3 --- 45,000
Arena 4 --- 65,000
Arena 5 --- 75,000
Arena 6 --- 40,000

The levels can be done in any order, but I would highly recommend doing the hardest levels first because well... if you can do the hardest levels, you should have no issue doing the easy ones.

The levels in order of difficulty in my opinion (from hardest to easiest) are as follows:
2, 5, 1, 3, 4, 6


General Game tips

Optimizer - This upgrade increases the score you receive from each energy cell you pick up by 20%. Very useful for scoring big.

Time Paradox - It is worth noting that not only does this ability slow down the enemies on screen, but it also slows down the in game timer.

Rotary Blades - Possibly the strongest weapon in the game (with the exception of the Bomb). This weapon can take out even the toughest of enemies within seconds, but be warned, Don't think you can run head on into any enemies with more than a 1 dot rating... you will die.
Only use this weapon against enemies that fire bullets with the "upgraded blades" upgrade.

Bull's Eye Medal - Obtaining this medal will award you with 2,000 points at the end of the game. This may not seem like a lot of points, but trust me, your gonna need all the points you can get.
While 60% accuracy may seem like a lot, its actually relatively easy to obtain by simply not using your default weapon. The use of most abilities (with the exception of a few) do not have a negative impact on your final accuracy.

Heating System - When using heating system weapons (like the shield and the rotating blades), try not to let the weapon heat up to its max. Totally maxing the little weapon circle will cause the weapon to take several seconds before it is usable again, while cutting off the weapons right before its max point will cause an almost instant cool down.


Arena 1

Requirement: 80,000

Equipment
Weapons (in unlock order): Rotating Blades - Time Paradox - Berserk - Mine
Upgrades: Optimizer - Quick Reload - Kamikaze


Tips
- This level is full of low armour enemies, making the Rotating Blades the perfect tool for the job, so use it regularly. Be sure to stop spinning your blades once you see the "knight" medal pop up and then start spinning them again to carry on killing. This will allow you to earn more knight medals in a bunch of enemies which you may normally think to just mow down in one swift swoop.

- The Time Paradox ability slows down the in game clock also. Use this to your advantage and take out rooms of enemies in less than a second in-game time. This will also net you the "paradoxial" medal when you kill a certain amount of enemies in slow motion. Use this power up A LOT!

- Use berserk when you feel like you may be about to die. This power up is also very useful when there is a large number of red spinners on screen as they will all commit suicide on you while under the influence of berserk. Use this power up to obtain the "Strike" Medal.

- You will be looking for a raw in-game score of around 55,000 - 60,000 points before medals and deaths are applied.

- For this level, you will be aiming for A LOT of score from medals, so make sure you familiar with what you need to do for the medals related to the weapon set up you choose.


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Arena 2

Requirement: 70,000

Equipment
Weapons (in unlock order): Rotating Blades - Energy Shield - Automatic Turret - Time Paradox
Upgrades: Mirror Shield - Energy Stock - Optimizer

Tips
- The tip to scoring big on this level is just killing a large volume of enemies. Don't worry too much about medals, but that doesn't mean don't try to sneak a few in here and there also.

- Using mirror shield makes killing the triple shot enemies and the little annoying green flying things A LOT easier to kill.

- Use the rotating blades to quickly kill the snakes. Without these, there's no way you will be able to kill enough enemies to score an A rank. They are also good for clearing large groups of silver spinners.

- Use the automatic turret to help dispose of large groups of silver spinners, or if you are having trouble clearing out the green flying things. It is also good for racking up some extra medal points (lazy).

- Use the time paradox when there are many enemies on screen. This will make things easier for you, and also earn you some precious medals (paradoxial).

- Good luck. This level is possibly the hardest of the 6 arenas and speed is the key to getting the A rank. Don't spend too much time messing around trying to set up medal opportunities. Take out magnets as fast as possible, they WILL mess up your run if you allow them to linger.

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Arena 3

Requirement: 45,000

Equipment
Weapons (in unlock order): Rotating Blades - Slow Zone - Mine - Shooting Drones
Upgrades: Optimizer - Quick Reload - Big Caliber

Tips

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Arena 4

Requirement: 65,000

Equipment
Weapons (in unlock order): Shot Accelerator - Time Paradox - Shooting Drones - Bomb
Upgrades: Magnetic Protection - Big Caliber - Quick Reload

Tips
- Use the Shot Accelerator on the big tank guys. This will guarantee you a "Crazy Trigger" medal. MemoriesOfFinal says it is possible to obtain 2 of these medals on each tank, but i couldn't pull it off. i imagine it is possible if you are careful enough though. Just remember that if your trying to get two per, stop shooting immediately after the first one. You will also need to let the power up charge a little in between the two.

- The "Bomber" medal gives 750 points per, so be sure to use this as often as you can, even if it means using some time to gather the correct amount of enemies. It requires 10 red dots to unlock so be sure to check the dot values of each enemy before the game so you know what kills will total 10 or more.

- Use the Shooting Drones and the Time Paradox power ups in conjunction with each other when you can to obtain both of their respective medals (Company and Paradoxal). This is best used during the waves of bursting enemies (the green and blue guys). Don't

- Magnetic protection is a pretty vital upgrade for this level as there will be A LOT of environmental hazard enemies (the blue and green bursting guys). You could try replacing this with something else but it will mean having to dodge the hazards (not so much the green ones since they only slow you down, but certainly the blue ones which stop your gun from working)

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Arena 5

Requirement: 75,000

Equipment
Weapons (in unlock order): Rotating Blade - Energy Shield - Time Paradox - Bomb
Upgrades: Mirror Shield - Upgraded Blades - Optimizer

Tips

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Arena 6

Requirement: 40,000

Equipment
Weapons (in unlock order): Triple Shot - Mine - Time Paradox - Berserk
Upgrades: Optimize - Energy Magnet - Kamikaze

Tips

Video
Didn't save a video for this level but il get back to it once i finish up the rest of this guide.

Huge thanks to MemoriesOfFinal for the Arena 2 and 4 set-up.
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