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Heavy Weapon achievements

Heavy Weapon

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There are 12 Heavy Weapon achievements worth 511 (200)

47,707 tracked gamers have this game, 1,913 have completed it (4.01%)

Ultimate Tanker in Heavy Weapon

Ultimate Tanker71 (25)

Dispel the enemies of liberty. Finish Mission mode.

  • Unlocked by 5,859 tracked gamers (12% - TA Ratio = 2.85) 47,718  
162,178 (86,579)
Achievement won on 12 Jul 09
TA Score for this game: 511
Posted on 21 June 12 at 22:14, Edited on 21 June 12 at 22:34
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This is a pretty straight forward achievement and should be obtained on a normal play through.

You need to beat all 19 mission to obtain the achievement. Each mission gives the player 3 lives to work with and there are unlimited continues which only costs the player their cumulative score for each use. After each level is completed the player is returned to the armory to select an upgrade. In the beginning I recommend upgrading only your weapons since the real difficulty will be shooting everything out of the air, once that is done upgrade the shields and counter measure orbs as you see fit. The first 9 levels are pretty simple, you have a long path that the tank follows ending in a Boss Battle. After the first nine levels are completed the player will again have to fight the same 9 Bosses again only now they are a bit stronger and use different attacks. The achievement will pop after the player has completed the final boss battle!

Here are some tips to help along the way should you choose to use them:

1. Destroy the planes dropping the nukes as soon as they appear on the screen since if the bomb hits the ground you lose a life instantly.

2. Use your nukes sparingly if you can. Firing a nuke will wipe the screen of enemies but not the ones off screen that are about to come attack so only fire the nuke when you are about to die or the screen is full of enemies.

3. Be sparing with the MEGA LASER weapon that the player puts together. The meter will go down faster if the player constantly moves the laser around the screen. So only fire the laser when there are enemies on the screen. In the later levels try and keep this saved up to deal with the screen of missiles that rain down on the path.

4. Stay away from the ends of the screen. Early in the game you will see vehicles (Bulldozers/Trucks) coming from off screen to attack the player on the left and the right. (these should be the next enemy the player engages after the nuke plane)

5. Finally the most annoying enemy IMO are the planes that fly at a downward angle and fire pink shots at the player. These combined with the nuke planes and the bulldozers are what make the later levels difficult. (The helicopters are just about as bad but at least they are easier to kill)

Widescreen glitch
If you play the game in widescreen 1080i, switch your console settings to 480 normal. The game gets dramatically easier. You will see less enemies on screen and the bosses will only fire half the amount of shots
(This may seem like an exploit but it is by design and thus not cheating.)


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romisthebest thanks for the guide :) what would you say are the best weapons to upgrade in the beginning?
Posted by romisthebest on 20 Mar 17 at 09:00
AmagiciaNamdGob I usually upgrade the Homing Missiles, Lasers and Rockets first but depending on the difficulty you are playing on you might want to upgrade the Rotating shields as well (These are very helpful later in the game). By the time you get to the end you will have enough to upgrade all of the weapons.
Posted by AmagiciaNamdGob on 20 Mar 17 at 16:36
romisthebest Thanks for that. Something else: It seems that playing the missions in local co-op voids the achievements. Does this have to be done in single player only?
Posted by romisthebest on 28 Mar 17 at 20:34
AmagiciaNamdGob From what I can tell you will need to do this in Single player. I believe that you used to be able to get this in same box Co-Op on the X360 but I am not sure if that is the case when playing it on the XBOX1. Let me know and I will update the solution.
Posted by AmagiciaNamdGob on 29 Mar 17 at 16:53
romisthebest I did the first 9 missions with a friend in local co-op on the 360 and he didn't get the achievement (I already had it unlocked). That's why I think it has to be done solo.
Posted by romisthebest on 31 Mar 17 at 07:40