KickBeat – Special Edition achievements
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KickBeat – Special Edition

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There are a maximum of 40 KickBeat – Special Edition achievements worth 4,161 (1,000)

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A True Master in KickBeat – Special Edition

A True Master184 (30)

This is a rare achievementComplete all tracks with 5 stars on Master difficulty.

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Achievement Guide for A True Master

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srylain the 2nd
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srylain the 2nd
Achievement won on 29 Sep 14
TA Score for this game: 4,161
Posted on 29 September 14 at 23:31
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Some of the later songs may give you trouble, but if you're able to play those and get high enough scores, the earlier songs in the tracklist should give you no trouble at all.

The position of the guys in Master difficulty is randomized, but there are always the same amount of guys, so learning the beat to a song is pretty much required for higher scores. If you need help learning the beat, you can play the song in the Visualizer mode however much you feel like.

In order to score high, you must keep up a combo and use your Chi at the right times.

After every section of a song, you will also gain a score bonus if you hit every guy in that section (you can still miss by pressing the wrong button, but you must still hit every single guy). This score is made up of a certain percentage of the score you earned for that section, so getting perfects will increase that more than Good's and Great's. This score bonus does not take the extra points you earn from having Chi active, but on the other hand if you use Chi and have it active at the end of a section, the score bonus will double. You can know if you have Chi active if your character is white and see-through.

One of the main differences that Master and Expert difficulty modes have, is that you must obtain the powerup from an enemy or your combo will reset.

Some general tips:

On Master difficulty, enemies lose the white glow that signifies when they're next. In order to combat this, keep track of the button icons on the floor and which order they appear, as that will give you the order in which you're supposed to press the buttons.

Save your powerups for when you need them. You will lose your combo if you get hit while shield is active, so shield isn't all that great for trying to get a high score. And the other powerup doesn't give you anything for how many guys it destroys, only use it when you lose track of the next guy or there's a large group incoming and you can't keep up so you don't lose your combo.

If you spot a red guy, there will always be at least one more of them. Make sure you spot all of them so you know which buttons to press. The red guys never have an open spot between them, as they are always right next to another red guy.

Use the D-Pad when hitting the red guys. Sometimes you'll press the wrong buttons along with the right buttons when only using the buttons, so using the D-Pad will help with that. I use cn_downleft along with cn_B and cn_Y.

If you do want to go for score, use the D-Pad to hit the powerups. That way, you can use the buttons for the first hit, D-Pad for the second, and have extra time to get your fingers ready again for the next guy.
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