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Chain of Jewels…

Perform a 7 chain combo in X or X' Arcade Mode (Normal or harder).

Chain of Jewels…0
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15 Aug 2011 12 May 2014
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This technique is an "improved" version of AraknidX's. As you may've seen from comments there, to me it's hightly improbable putting 13 gems one over the other when the usable game grid is 6x12, so I divided the chains into 3 colums.
As for the other method, luck, ability and flexibility of mind are at the ESSENCE! As Valerius SFE pointed out, it's better enter "settings" and put 1 as speed in X mode, so you'll have more time to think (sort of).

So, start X mode (not X' otherwise you'll not have slow speed), normal difficulty, and choose Akuma (go under Hsien-Ko and press down again; select with A or X for the alternate costume), so it'll be harder for the AI to fight back.
Create the following 3 columns ("g" are gems, "B" are bombs) starting from left to right, LEAVING THE 4th COLUMN EMPTY, so you can put the first diamond down there without destroying anything. After that diamond you can use the column as you want, but remember: THE DEADLINE TO FINISH YOUR PREPARATION IS THE SECOND DIAMOND!!! It'll be your detonator to use on the "g4" color and unleash your anger! :-D
If you manage to end the columns and there's no diamond around, you can try to destroy the "g4" manually. it's the same, obviously.

g4 <----color for the detonator! Remember it!!!
g3 ------- B2
g2 - g1 - g1
g1 - g1 - g2

I put numbers instead of colors, 'cause you can use the ones you want, the important is just their order, expecially at the base (that g1 "S" is key!). NOTE: I put bombs in the upper part because usually they come later in the game, but remember you can also use them instead of gems, 'cause two of the same color together explode as well!

GOOD LUCK!'re gonna need it...
DaeryoonUsing this method, I got it using the FIRST diamond for my detonator. Using the Tetris piece ("S"-shaped piece) extender into the other column makes it much easier, as you can have a tower of 11 pieces. This also makes the whole process take less time, which the key to victory.
Posted by Daeryoon on 05 Oct 12 at 17:25
fbsartsGlad to hear it! ;-D
Posted by fbsarts on 06 Oct 12 at 05:20
Facial La FleurThis worked brilliantly!! After a handful of tries, the correct combination of gems and bombs came and I got it. The other method is doable but it's a lot harder to get that final piece into place when it starts speeding up on you. Tried many times with near success but this method took only about 20 minutes of trial and error. Thanks for improving the formula.
Posted by Facial La Fleur on 18 Dec 12 at 14:44
fbsartsYou're welcome! Merry Xmas! ;-)
Posted by fbsarts on 18 Dec 12 at 15:22
HarbringernightWorked perfectly when the right combination of bombs and gems dropped. Thanks man!
Posted by Harbringernight on 02 Jun 15 at 05:15
fbsartsGlad to heard it! You're welcome! ;-D
Posted by fbsarts on 05 Jul 15 at 01:54
KinectKid333Ugh... My head hurts. I'll try this layer. Nice solution though. +1
Posted by KinectKid333 on 18 Oct 15 at 22:26
fbsartsMine too, I remember. But I guess this game has been made for that! X-D Cheers!
Posted by fbsarts on 25 Oct 15 at 17:05
ZSquared8080I've been working on this achievement with your solution for a few days now, and finally got it tonight. Upvoted!

Luck is definitely a key factor, there's a nice sweet spot where you are breaking just enough stuff in your two dump piles, without overwhelming the opponent, while still building the tower correctly and efficiently and hopefully not getting counter pieces thrown in by the opponent.

You don't explicitly say it, but building on top of columns 2 and 3 is often necessary, but can really screw you up. I often did this when I got a piece with only one part that I wanted to put on the tower, so I'd dump the second one on column 2. I was always careful not to drop anything obviously problematic, but there were multiple times that I broke what should have been a 7 chain, but the chain process got messed up with some of those junk pieces in columns 2 and 3. When I finally got the proper 7 chain, I had almost nothing in columns 2 and 3 (besides your configuration), and I carefully built up to manually trigger the detonator since I was well before the 2nd diamond. Again -- being in that situation was mostly luck.
Posted by ZSquared8080 on 27 Apr 16 at 03:49
Legohead 1977Upvoted, got this on the second attempt after failing the other method a fair few times on the final crash gem!
Posted by Legohead 1977 on 22 Mar 18 at 11:11