Super Charged achievement in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection

Super Charged

VectorMan: Collect 500 photons

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How to unlock the Super Charged achievement

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    The photons are the lovely white stars that net you points by running into them. Each stage has a set amount of them. They can be found out in the open, inside of TVs, and from killing enemies.
    There's a way to "boost" for photons. In the first level, there are these little purple bugs that fly around near the very beginning. If you kill them, chances are that at least one of them will spit out 6 photons. Grab them, and then run away (left) and return to the spot where they were. If you ran away far enough, the enemies should've respawned and hopefully you can still get plenty more photons.
    I didn't stick with strictly boosting, though. I played through the game normally and got to level 4. I then started another file from the beginning (different difficulty this time) and saved over my original file. After returning to level 4 on the new save, the achievement popped up. This leads me to believe that the achievement is attainable over multiple saves.
    If you don't have the 500 photons by the third level, fear not. Level 3 has more photons to collect than level 1. Photons are plentiful and can usually be found in decent quanitities from the Antenae Guns (the spazzing "arms" that shoot you) and from the underwater O2 tanks (small things that attack in waves of 4 or 5).

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    SkelixJust do what you said, kill the flying enemies, move to right then back to left to let them respawn. Continue until you run out of time. Even though you lose lives when you run out of time, you will get so many extra men with score that you will get this in 1 game.

    This way you won't have to worry about killing the first boss etc.

    It popped for me in the 50-60k score range.
    Posted by Skelix on 30 Mar 09 at 01:13
    GaTechGradIn Control Setup, setting the Rapid Fire setting to "ON" makes grinding enemies a little easier.
    Posted by GaTechGrad on 18 May 11 at 03:34
    D0NTMoCKMeidk which set of purple things you meant up top or the second set down low right after the first set. but the second set is easier.
    Posted by D0NTMoCKMe on 05 Mar 14 at 17:28
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  • Maelstorm95Maelstorm95370,099
    20 Mar 2010 21 Mar 2010 17 Jun 2020
    35 5 0
    Quickest Way to get this.
    1. Go to options.
    2. Hit select and switch controls to ABC mode and click accept.
    3. While in options hit x,a,a,x,down(on d-pad) x,a,a,x
    4. A menu should pop up, select 99 lives and health 10
    5. Start the game on the third level
    I got 500 on the 7th level

    Message me for help if you need itsmile
  • Draco719Draco7191,241,180
    28 Feb 2010 28 Feb 2010 28 Feb 2010
    7 4 1
    I just wanted to point out that this achievement is for 500 in one sitting

    I played the game many times trying to get past the first boss. I got well over 300 photons.

    I decided to start farming using the guides posted here. I counted out each proton and it didnt pop until I got 500 exactly. Not sure if my console glitched out or what, but thats what happened. Hope this helps others that cant seem to get it.
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    seriousst001You are right. Why so many nagatives? I can confirm that you have to pop this cheevo in ONE SETTING. It doesn't matter if you've made any progress in other save files and in my case, I net around 80k points to pop this.
    Posted by seriousst001 on 19 Apr 17 at 10:28
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