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Hero on the Battlefield

Clear ARCADE MODE with over 450,000 points.

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BreadwordBreadword112,310
16 Jun 2009 05 Sep 2011
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This achievement is pretty easy to do. Select Taki and do her Unblockable attack Ninja Cannon Fury (Forward+A+B) over and over again. this video shows just one fight, but just keep repeating it on the other stages. Good luck!

Edit: You can't expect to get this achievement first try, I mean like I said it's not exactly a cakewalk. You'll get frustrated with the apprentice, but just keep at it, it took me I think 3 times to complete the achievement so I was on the same boat as some of you.
Her0es DieThis solution worked second time for me and was exceptionally easy compared to other methods I have heard of.
Posted by Her0es Die on 02 Sep 09 at 00:15
Monsieur Slappyit took me a bit but I got it thanks for the help
Posted by Monsieur Slappy on 27 Sep 09 at 05:28
ChairchuckerThis worked for me, with a couple of extra cheap tactics because I was struggling quite severely;

Only spammed that move on the first three people. In addition, let those three people kill me at least once. Other people, just tried to knock them down first.

The Apprentice I had to keep grappling and then once he was down I could spam that move twice.

Overall though it ended up working for me.
Posted by Chairchucker on 05 Oct 09 at 03:02
Daddyfatchopsworked just fine for me as well. i breezed thru, took 9 minutes on sigfreid though. finished with 505k
Posted by Daddyfatchops on 13 Feb 10 at 03:48
Are you sure thats the right button combination? Because when I tried it, it didn't work. Plus, its not listed in the move list.
Posted on 09 Mar 10 at 04:10
AckisThe actual buttons on the controller at X and Y. However this solution did not work. Negative vote.
Posted by Ackis on 18 Jun 10 at 03:15
wheatrichthis solution does work I just did it on my first try. Die once on the early characters. Build a big # early in case you have to fight normally on the last few guys.
Posted by wheatrich on 15 Dec 10 at 19:29
MulticronXThis method is total B.S. It doesn't work against the last three fights. Most I ever got was about 380K. Maybe if you have an unpatched version, this still works.
Posted by MulticronX on 28 Dec 10 at 08:38
Gdinutthis worked just great you can configure youre controller so it will do a+b while just pressing 1 button... you only need to do this for both rounds of the first 3 or 4 fights and just win the rest legit, you dont even need to do the consecutive win bonus its even better eif for the first 3 fights you loose a round or 2 by the time i had finished fight number 4 i had around 350k points... ang got another 150k defeating the remaining fighters.
Posted by Gdinut on 03 Jan 11 at 23:12
MaliiciousThis solution is retarded.
Posted by Maliicious on 09 Mar 11 at 00:49
JonC1971This solution worked for me. Concentrate on building up your points with the first 4 fighters you face. I purposely them beat down with her Ninja Cannon Fury unblockable attack (forward+(A+B hotkeyed)) over and over and purposely lost one of the rounds after beating them down to low health to score even more unblockable attack points in all 3 rounds. I had over 450K points even before reaching the 8th stage. The key is to keep about a half a body length away from them when using this attack.
Posted by JonC1971 on 23 Mar 11 at 20:59
BreadwordLol I don't understand why people get so worked up about this. Clearly this solution works. it's obviously not working because it's YOU, not the solution. This isn't a cakewalk achievement, you can't expect to get it first try.
Posted by Breadword on 04 Apr 11 at 15:14
TurboTony19This solution works, full stop. I couldn't get this achievement for ages, tried this once, BANG! got it.
Posted by TurboTony19 on 07 May 11 at 09:55
The GerbilYeah I got this on the first try, great solution. The trick is to farm points on the first 4-5 stages with the Ninja Cannon Fury, and as previous stated make sure to lose one battle each stage to maximize your chance for points. Once you get the move down, you can get 80,000-100,000+ points on each of the first stages.

The trick is The Apprentice battle. He's far too quick for the move to work, and you're gonna need some real skill (or luck/patience) to get by him.

Just make sure you are capable of beating the Arcade Mode regularly before attempting this or you may get frustrated. Using the method correctly on the first stages though, and you'll have more than enough points by the end (8 stages).
Posted by The Gerbil on 23 May 11 at 01:21
SanadaThis works but it's not an easy method even though it's one of the best. And the move is upward / forward x+y.
Posted by Sanada on 24 May 11 at 17:56
Obsidian RockerThis method is bullshit when you get to that fucking cunt The Apprentice. He attacks way too quick with too far a reach
Posted by Obsidian Rocker on 26 May 11 at 15:04
Obsidian RockerStill, I'm on 430k at starkiller so it DOES work, it's just an absolute pain in the arse at him.
Posted by Obsidian Rocker on 26 May 11 at 15:31
KillipoBack when I got it, I believe I had enough to just play through normally by the 6th stage using this method. This is important since the Apprentice is a royal pain in the ass, and isn't about to let you spam a move at him. As I always say, there's Hard mode, and then there's the Apprentice. He seems to be two skill levels above what you're playing on.
Posted by Killipo on 01 Jun 11 at 17:40
KillipoOh, and the people voting down are silly. They just aren't good enough at the game to get the achievement at all so surely it must be the method's fault.
Posted by Killipo on 01 Jun 11 at 17:43
Nick NguyenThumbs up, got it on my first try with this method.....only had to do a retry on the apprentice a couple times, but took me only 15 min total.....Again, like everyone says, just farm those first 3 matches and lose a round purposely.....you'll need it for the end cuz I barely made it......ended with like 459K
Posted by Nick Nguyen on 07 Jun 11 at 23:01
The Fury I84IAwesome!! This is by far the easiest method to get 450K in Arcade. Thank you so much. I really don't understand why so many people downvote this superb solution!
Posted by The Fury I84I on 10 Sep 11 at 11:44
Fadi kunThis solution worked great, I just got this today. I assigned the A+B to right trigger, and spammed the forward A+B for the first 4-5 guys. I made sure to lose one round to maximize my points and made sure to get an extra 400 "overkill" bonuses after every round. I lost a few times against Starf**ker and Algol but I was already at 450k+ before I got to Algol. I was playing on Normal difficulty.
Posted by Fadi kun on 13 Feb 12 at 04:27
MMMM yheaGreat albeit a little cheap strategy. Worked first time although it took almost twenty mins. still, a big thumbs up!
Posted by MMMM yhea on 21 Apr 12 at 01:19
CanadianWhizKidThis is bullshit. I have it mapped so that RB is A+B, and it still doesn't always work. I press forward, which I assume is the way towards the enemy, then immediately press RB. Sometimes it does the Fury, other times it does some stupid kick thing that screws me over.
Posted by CanadianWhizKid on 08 May 12 at 20:09
Dimmock420k by stage 5, easy as pie.
Posted by Dimmock on 22 May 12 at 10:09
Iced HawkWorked perfect on my first try. Thanks!
Posted by Iced Hawk on 20 Jun 12 at 21:15
warm slurmGreat solution. I was sick of just trying to get it by just getting Perfects with my best character. I think you're probably getting downvoted because people don't understand what you're supposed to do.

You don't have to get Perfects -- you don't even have to win every round. Just get as many Unblockable Attacks in as possible. Taki seems to have the weakest Unblockable (that I know of), so that way you can use it a lot before the opponent actually dies. It's 1000 points per Unblockable that connects (not to mention extras like Combo, First Attack, etc.); you're looking at about 20k per round and up to 100k per stage. Letting the opponent win one round helps as well, but I only did that two or three times and was still well over the mark by about 50k.

Once you get to The Apprentince, just try your hardest to beat that sucker. I never really played as Taki so I just spammed her kicks since they seemed to catch him off guard the most. Just try and try and you'll eventually beat him. The final stage is piss compared to The Apprentince; Algol will fall off the stage more often than not anyway.
Posted by warm slurm on 31 Jul 12 at 15:26
Basta37awesome method. after little practice after third stage I've had 420K :D
of course extend every stage to 3 round by dying
Posted by Basta37 on 20 Oct 12 at 20:53
Basta37apprentice was easy once I've found correct method: just duck and hold block. let him do his combos. never mind if he hits you couple times. wait until he is close and grab him. burn him when he is on the ground. then repeat.
Posted by Basta37 on 20 Oct 12 at 21:09
pedgzof course, all this time i thought strictly no continues. i failed 3 times with algol but continued on 'coz i didn't wanna restart with the apprentice. beat algol on the fourth try and surprisingly, unlocked it.
so yes, continues are allowed. for me, at least.
Posted by pedgz on 26 Nov 12 at 14:05
MajesticPanda89Other solutions: 5 or 6 tries and failed each time. Yours: 1 try and got it. +1 most definitely.
Posted by MajesticPanda89 on 04 Jan 13 at 04:15
ModifiedMag8I'll also verify this for the achievement. You need to hot key x and y for your right trigger. Really makes life easier. I had 420,000 when I hit the apprentice. Much like the other comments I'll also agree that anyone who can't do this method just isn't doing it right. Did this my first try. Cheers.
Posted by ModifiedMag8 on 01 Apr 13 at 21:16
BreadwordThank you all for those who gave a positive vote. Not sure why there's so many negatives, maybe cuz it's a tedious and frustrating achievement haha. Nonetheless if anyone is ever stuck at it, just send me a message and I'll do my best to help out.
Posted by Breadword on 11 Apr 13 at 02:41
Vr EnglishJust wanted to add, another did it 1st time :). I tried using the fighters I was good with and with Astaroth's cheap combo and could only hit about 410, and then did it first time with this. +1!
Posted by Vr English on 29 Apr 13 at 12:43
TheBlackxRangerI got it my first try. I havent played in like a year. lol
Posted by TheBlackxRanger on 27 May 13 at 04:57
Mavericks104Really can't see why so many negatives I failed with this method twice but then I had a little think on how to approach it and on the 3rd try I had got over 450,000 by round 5 final total 596,756 smile you have to spam this attack on the first 3 BUT make sure you lose a round but during that round you lose still spam this attack and let them win - I had noticed when you send them in the air you can an unblockable attack once you hit them AND when they land so 2000 for one hit
Really it's as simple as that round 1 and 2 I got 100,000+ per round
For all you negative people you are clearly not as skilled or smart to figure out how to approach this solution facepalm think a little and read theses comments
Runsen nice one for finding this out clap
Posted by Mavericks104 on 14 May 14 at 19:36
BreadwordHahaha thanks man, the dislikes don't bother me. I'm just here to help out for those who want it. If it worked for you than that's awesome, if it didn't then try to grind it out. Took me 3 tries on this one because of the damn apprentice laugh
Posted by Breadword on 29 May 14 at 15:40
AzeilaRoseHaha yeah that OP apprentice! :P
But for real, just tried it for the first time and I got 417,603, so I think with a few more tries I'll get it! Thanks for the great advice! :D
Posted by AzeilaRose on 07 Jun 14 at 21:40
skylinesendI got 447,000 my first try. Got it on my 2nd run through. Thanks - great solution!
Posted by skylinesend on 12 Aug 14 at 18:40
EllandRoad DaveWorked a treat. Had around 430k by the Apprentice, beat him (eventually) using throws - "Departure in Fire" using B&G (Mapped to cn_LT by default) took a chunk of health off him and left him vulnerable to a Ninja Cannon Fury or 2. Still not easy though!

Ended on 492.5k
Posted by EllandRoad Dave on 14 Feb 15 at 12:01