Got the Hat achievement in The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

Got the Hat

Beat the game on Samurai difficulty.

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    In order to unlock the Samurai difficulty, I believe the game must be completed on a different, lower difficulty first. I would recommend playing through on Normal first (to get that achievement).
    Before starting on the Samurai playthrough, I would recommend to do a few things.
    -Collect every Psycho Pick possible. There are three Psycho Picks exclusive to the Samurai difficulty so upgrading everything won't be an option until the end of your Samurai playthrough.
    -Collect both of the Amulets that allow co-op.
    -Buy as many Nutribreads and Uberfish as possible. If you need swirls/gold, feel free to replay "Cam Core" on Easy. This will net you ~100 swirls/gold per time, and it's a short level.

    For the upgrades, my character was like this:
    -Shift Sword: Maxed (recommended)
    -Kama: Maxed
    -Chainsaw: 2 Stars
    -Arsenal: 2 Stars
    -Health: Maxed (recommended)
    -Magic: 4 Stars

    Feel free to upgrade as you see if, but Shift Sword and Health should be maxed out before playing on Samurai. Now it's just about time to actually play through the game on this difficulty. It should be noted that enemies are a lot harder this time around. Foes that normally appear at the end of the game will come much earlier. Sometimes bosses will make an appearance as regular foes as well.
    As everyone else has mentioned in their guides, it's highly recommended that the game be played on co-op. However, I would actually say to play the game on co-op with another person, instead of trying to play as two characters yourself. Let's break down the roles.

    Player 1: The top priority for Player 1 is to dodge anything and everything possible. To do this, Player 1 will always have the Shift Sword equipped and will be constantly teleporting in battles. While it is very possible to use a rubber band to do this, I strongly advise a human to control the dodging. Sometimes, you'll get stuck in a corner and get attacked by foes that'll shoot you. The attacks the enemies dish out are vicious; they kill in 2-5 hits.
    So, Player 1 needs to dodge, dodge, and dodge. Attacking is only recommended when your partner is alive and there are very few enemies. If there's a large boss and you have magic, feel free to use it and then teleport away. What you have to look out for, mostly, are the Agents (shoot up at 45 degree angles), Assassins (they have an air lunge attack), Freaks (jump straight into the air and can seriously hurt you), and any robot with a homing missle attack (can take a 1/3 of your health away).

    Player 2: If Player 1 has to strictly dodge, Player 2 has to strictly attack. There are a few disadvantages to being Player 2. Player 2 will never have the same amount of health as Player 1. Player 2 will also never respawn with full health. However, the main advantage to being Player 2 is the infinite respawns. Player 1 will have to use continue hearts when they die, but Player 2 can just respawn forever. Granted, there's a 5 second respawn time, but that's not an issue. Player 2 should also have a grasp on how the game plays as well as what combos work the best. Player 2 will always respawn with whatever weapons Player 1 has equipped. So, if Player 1 has a Shift Sword out and the Kamas as a shortcut, Player 2 will have the same when they spawn. This is helpful to know when Player 2 wants a different weapon besides the Shift Sword.

    Player 3: This one is completely optional, but if you have a friend willing to play the game with a Guitar controller feel free to let them come in and play. The guitar character will always float near Player 1, acting like a guardian of sorts. While the damage the guitar does is quite minimal, I have noticed that it'll cause regular enemies to flinch, allowing for Player 2 to dish out some quick combos. This can be helpful for keeping Player 2 alive for a while longer.

    General tips for Samurai:
    -Always try using the appropriate kill on enemies. This will net more swirls, grant health, and sometimes magic. Just be sure you're close enough to get them.
    -Player 2 can use whatever items Player 1 has purchased, but that isn't really cool to steal healing items from Player 1.
    -Grabbing and slamming an enemy into the ground from a high point will net a small amount of HP. This is helpful for trying to keep everyone alive.
    -At the start of a new level, feel free to quit and start again. This grants full magic to Player 1 (and full health for both players).
    -Player 3 is invincible.
    -The Shift Sword has some pretty decent Y attacks that help damage foes and keep you moving on the battlefield.
    -I find that using the Arsenal on enemies that jump around a lot can be useful. Just juggle the enemies with an upward X attack over and over (this is particularly useful on the Invisibles).
    -If Player 1 gets killed near the beginning of the level, don't waste part of a continue heart. Just start from the beginning again.
    -There is a spot in the level where you fight Chef, I believe, that causes the player to glitch out of the level. I have experienced this three times so far. It's near the beginning of the level, where Steel Magic is unlocked. If Player 1 teleports near the walls, it's very possible to teleport over them and fall off the level. There is no way out of it other than to restart the level.

    It's been a while since I played the game so I might have made some overly vague statements, but if anyone has questions or comments, feel free to let me know.

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    QuarantaneSo are you saying that all of my weapons and other items will carry over from my normal playthrough?
    Posted by Quarantane On 17 Aug 10 at 01:24
    Sambawebwith double controller peace of cake but your guide helped me very much :D thx
    Posted by Sambaweb On 07 May 12 at 21:37
    EarthboundXDamn, I was doing fine with the rubberband for over half the game, but now it's not working anymore. Too many enemies with missiles, that will hit through the dodging.

    OK, got past that early part in Grace Chapel. It's the lower spot where you get the Chapel key. I kept dying at that part while trying to rubberband dodge with player 1, because there's tons of lock-on missiles in that part. So instead I used my 5 skulls to kills the Cyborgs, and then was able to kill the robots with player one. After that the rest of the level is fine.
    Posted by EarthboundX On 14 Dec 20 at 13:06
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  • Leo AscendentLeo Ascendent709,944
    09 Aug 2009 10 Aug 2009 10 Aug 2009
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    In Samurai mode, enemies do much more damage, and can take more of it. You will also see enemies that appear later in the game much sooner, there will also be numerous bosses showing up as normal enemies.

    I completed this with every single thing maxed, doing so will benefit you greatly. Not much to say, play how you did on Ninja difficulty. Here are a few tips I can give, since I have experienced this frustration first hand.

    Shift Blade - Your best friend, use this as much as possible, warping is a great way to get distance between you and the enemy. You're also temp. invulnerable while warping.

    Chainsaw - I wouldn't recommend this if you're doing Samurai by yourself (I don't recommend that either). The chainsaw is very powerful, I've taken out bosses with a few simple moves. The best move, is up Y, I believe this is a level 3 move, so max out the chainsaw.

    Slide - All weapons have a move that'll send you sliding across the screen, these moves are usually down Y, but it MAY be different. When doing this move, you are temp invulnerable, and get distance between you and the enemy. This works wonderfully in boss fights.

    Roll - When not using the Warp Blade, this works great. Never stop, just keep rolling till you see your chance.

    Walls - During boss fights, these will be nice. Run up, jump off, and slam down on the enemy. Repeat.

    Multiplayer - Do multiplayer. It's not impossible to do by yourself, but it's extremely frustrating. A partner can join and when in boss fights, have the main player (not the shadow) warp into a corner (in the air) and he'll pretty much be untouchable. Now, the shadow kicks some ass.

    Money - Collect a lot, buy Continues and Uberfishes, bread if you have maxed Uberfishes, or not enough cash.

    Kills - Always go for Clean/Messy kills, this grants more bonuses which will help out a lot.

    Other tips:

    When restarting a level, player 1 will always get max skulls, use that to your advantage.

    There is one pick that can only be obtained in Samurai mode, so don't freak if your missing it. You'll have to play a guitar to get it, and it spawns in front of you, you won't miss it. I believe it's on the level where you're on the train (if not, some point after that level).

    Take a break if you're getting angry. I got pissed on a few occasions, took a breather, came back, and kicked their ass. Easier when you're not P.O at the world. :)

    Chainsaw + X X X Y Y = Awesome damage
  • StiqeStiqe218,391
    Locked 08 May 2009
    13 11 6
    Put a rubber band on your controller's right analog stick, so that it is constantly moving, and make sure to have your warp blade out.
    Then, turn on your second controller, and kick some butt! The camera may get a bit weird, but you are nearly invincible when warping, and your shadow can die an infinite amount of times without it failing the level!

    good luck!
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    I am the batdanIt works great until you meet the skull robots and end bosses. Get a friend to help with the warping on the dicey parts and this is a snap.
    Posted by I am the batdan On 13 May 10 at 01:32
    LausDominiHow does a second player play the story mode? I don't have that option yet.
    Posted by LausDomini On 04 Jul 10 at 13:00
    l DNAngel lDidn't help much at all.....2nd player comes back with almost no health and they rush the main controller.
    Posted by l DNAngel l On 09 Mar 11 at 21:07
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