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Achievement Guide for Don't get cocky, kid

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Alfindeol
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Alfindeol
Achievement won on 17 Nov 08
TA Score for this game: 1,202
Posted on 30 April 09 at 16:38, Edited on 27 March 11 at 18:12
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The ADS cannon is located at the end of Chapter 4.

This achievement can by highly frustrating, but there is one, simple tip that can really help.

Turn the brightness setting in the game all the way up. You can do this from the in-game pause menu. This allows you to see the asteroids from a LOT further away. Doing this simple step might be enough to push you over the top.

When you sit down, be ready to start firing immediately. You want to make sure that you don't waste any time. A mistake that a lot of people make is they chase the asteroids all around the screen. When you start chasing asteroids, you let twice as many through your defenses. Try to stick towards the center of the screen and focus on the larger asteroids first. Many of the asteroids that move off to the side of the screen will miss anyway.

The best way to take the asteroids down, and avoid overheating, is to fire the lasers together as one shot. Both lasers will almost always take down the asteroid you shoot at, so it prevents you from spending too much time shooting at one little rock.

If you follow those three tips, you will be well on your way to the achievement. There is still a random factor involved, sometimes the amount of asteroids is just impossible to deal with, but that's why there is a save point in the room. If you fail the first time, just reload and try again. If you decide you want to put it off for later, just use a second save slot and move forward in the game. I would suggest doing the same thing for Slugger if you have trouble with that one too. You don't want to have to replay all the way through Chapter 8 to get these two achievements if you decide you don't want to mess with them now.

Good shooting!
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