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High-Score Hero

Earn 500,000 points in Arcade mode.

High-Score Hero+0.4
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GeoLotusGeoLotus62,695
15 Nov 2011 16 Nov 2011
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Annoying Achievement here. To get points, you basically have to apply every technique available. Meaning, using Advancing Guard, Crossover Assist, Crossover Counter, Aerial Crossover, Aerial Counter. All these things will contribute to your "Advanced Defense and Advanced Attack" stats when you earn points. Try to advancing guard constantly, and when you have the bars required, use Crossover Counter (When your guard shield comes up, press towards the opponent and hit the assist button, takes 1 special bar). Only attack by using assists (LB, RB) as it contributes greatly to your attacking points. If you're slick enough, you can always guard or Crossover Counter or Advancing Guard while never taking damage, this will give you MASSIVE points in the end.

You are graded in this fashion;

Stability (How much health you have in the end)
Basic Offense (How many basic combos, specials, and attacks you performed)
Basic Defense (How many attacks you blocked)
Advanced Offense (How many Advanced combos, Aerial Crossovers, Crossover Assists, Crossover Combinations you performed)
Advanced Defense (How many Advancing Guards, Crossover Counters, Aerial Crossover Counters you performed)
Arcade Mode (The sum of all the above)

The max in each category is 50,000, so if you played absolutely flawlessly, you would end up with 250,000 at the end of the match. Meaning 1,750,000 is literally the highest amount of points achievable in arcade mode.(This is nigh on impossible)

A perfect win usually results in 60,000 points a match. With 6 Matches+Galactus, this will NOT be enough to get this achievement. So don't just try to perfect the opponent.

You need to shoot for 80,000 points a match (You'd have 480,000 by the time you fight Galactus, and you will always get more then 20,000 points from that fight) This can be VERY tough and VERY tedious.

Okay to go into some detail about earning points;

Earning a perfect will give you 50,000 in the Stability Category, however getting hit just once will immediately drop you to 20,000, and keep lowering the more you get hit.

A Crossover Combination is worth 2,000 points in the Advanced Offense category (Note:It does not matter if it was a 2 person or 3 person combination, still worth 2,000 points)

Using X Factor is worth 2,000 points in the Advanced Offense category.
(As this is once per match, that means 14,000 points per Arcade Run)

Successfully landing a Snap Back is worth 1,000 points (Maximum of 2 times per match, so 4,000 a match and 28,000 per arcade run)

A Crossover assist is worth 250 points in the Advanced Offense Category (This can be earned a maximum of 24 times per match, so 6,000 per match and 42,000 per arcade run)

A Crossover Counter is worth 2,500 points in the Advanced Defense Category (Making this the most point efficient use of your hyper gauge bars, however it can only be done 2 times per match, so 5,000 points a match, 35,000 points per arcade run)

An Advancing Guard is worth 650 points in the Advanced Defense Category

Switching out your character is worth 1,500 points (This can only be earned 6 times per match, meaning you can earn 9,000 points per match, and 63,000 points per arcade run just from switching out!)

Obviously Very Easy mode is the right choice when aiming for this achievement.

Make sure you choose infinite time to insure you have enough time to farm your points.

This guide assumes you know how to perform the advanced mechanics of the game, if you do not check out the other guides or send me a message on Xbox Live and I will be glad to try and assist you.

All information in this guide was gathered from me studying how the points are awarded, no outside sources used.

This is a tough one, takes some time but it's worth it. As of 11/16/2011 only 5 people have over 500,000 points, so getting this puts you on the front page of the leaderboard! Good Luck.
Crimson Rick117Thank you very much this helps out alot i did this with perfects every match & at the end came out to 480,000 so close but now that i see what i did wrong im gonna aim at getting this again
Posted by Crimson Rick117 on 17 Nov 11 at 14:26
CFouR9Nice job researching these. Also, if you don't think you did well on points, you can always choose char select from the menu. Will start your match over with all your points. Used that method to do full perfect run on 400k achieve.
Posted by CFouR9 on 18 Nov 11 at 03:32
Bigli MezzanaThis guide is absolute gospel. At first I tried going for getting every match perfect with xfactor, 6 tags, 2 snap backs, and the team hyper combos. Best way is as written at the top, play passive.

Very Easy, least damage. Start with a basic combo using the down + S in the air twice to get two meters, do it again, snap back, combo, snap back, Team Hyper Combo, spam swap character, build two more bars, get to crossover counters, spam assist attacks until down to the last one. Mix in a few Advanced guards, especially when they xfactor. Xfactor before end of the fight. 72,000 per fight on average, most I got was 78,000, now sitting at rank 24 on the leaderboards.
Posted by Bigli Mezzana on 18 Nov 11 at 14:52
FreezeDownNice, this is about as long as my review lol.
Posted by FreezeDown on 19 Nov 11 at 12:11
BrumtownManglerDoes taunting during the fight net you any points?
Posted by BrumtownMangler on 20 Nov 11 at 01:40
gam3p0tYou made a mistake or two on your math. Snapbacks are 1k and can only be used 2x but it gets you 4k points? Could you clarify that because I'm working on a pure offensive non grinding way to get this and also is there a limit on crossover combos?
Posted by gam3p0t on 24 Nov 11 at 01:54
NinjasmacksThis guide worked like a charm!! triple thumbs up
Posted by Ninjasmacks on 28 Nov 11 at 02:22
Pukey UKAnother couple of tips:

Morrigan and Ammy both have assists that build meter, abuse these!

Thor has his down, down B taunt that also builds meter.
Posted by Pukey UK on 29 Nov 11 at 23:52
ScottyC87Also frank west has an assist that builds meter as well
Posted by ScottyC87 on 30 Nov 11 at 16:00
psxfreak101I honestly thought this would be one that'd fall in the "impossible" pile, but after using this guide I got to 500k before fighting Galactus. Great guide, thanks!
Posted by psxfreak101 on 05 Dec 11 at 11:13
TryDodgingThisvery nice very nice indeed i shall be reading this at home and winning :D
Posted by TryDodgingThis on 12 Jan 12 at 09:17
Ferrara316Successfully landing a Snap Back is worth 1,000 points (Maximum of 2 times per match, so 4,000 a match and 28,000 per arcade run)

Wouldnt that 2,000 per match?
Posted by Ferrara316 on 25 Jan 13 at 14:15
I just got this on my first try using a defensive method, put it to Very easy,game time on inf and damage on lowest... Now you won't kill the AI to quick, I did 2 snap backs per match, 6 changes, 4-5 team aerial combos, 2-3 cross over counters, use Xmode and did a cross over hyper combo finish ( where you call in partners at same time ) and so many advanced gaurds I couldn't keep count... Lowest round score was 82k, highest was 91k.. I had the 500k achievement before I even met galactus.... Final score of 539,535. Rank 78 on leaderboards, Its not a great rank or score, but it gets the achievement done.

Just putting this out there, as it may be a easier option to some people then going for perfects at same time as snap backs etc.
Posted on 21 Jan 15 at 02:22