ACA NEO GEO ALPHA MISSION II

Greetings, cretins!

This guide is going to walk you through completing ACA NEO GEO ALPHA MISSION II. As a top down shoot'em up, you should be able to complete this in less than hour, though user milage may vary. This game can easily be misconstrued as a frustration simulator - though once you recognize the rhythm of gameplay it becomes significantly easier.

This masterpiece of classic engineering (/s) boasts 3 game modes we're concerned about: Original Mode, Caravan Mode, and Hi-Score mode. I tend to start these games on Caravan mode (figuring they're the hardest to get out of the way first) then scaling back to the easier achievements. All that out of the way, let's move on to the fun stuff.

This is a very simple game to complete as long as you don't mind monotonous gameplay.

The controls that you should be most concerned with are the directional pad for movement, and the cn_X button to shoot. Press it repeatedly, it fires much faster than holding the button down.

cn_Y transforms your ship into whatever armor you have selected. Most of the ships are only available for a limited time, as their power reduces with each shot fired or damage you take. "Nuke", however, is the best and should be bought whenever you have the chance. It only loses energy from getting hit and defeats everything easier.

cn_A changes the armor you have selected and is rarely used, but there if you want to save "HOME" for the sideways moving bad guys.

You should collect all of the single letter upgrades. Shooting them flips them and you want at least an "L" or "M" early on. The rest of the time it does not matter. Getting all the L's and M's you need early on and using the lesser armors as basically shields as long as possible, boosting their reserve energy with E's helps you stay alive indefinitely. Getting lots of G's meant you could buy all the armors you wanted!

There is a huge exception to collecting all the letters, that is purple letters. They are negative and take away one, from whichever letter they were. A purple L takes away some of your laser power, a purple M takes away some missiles, a purple E will drain your armor power.

The armor weapons that you can use briefly and they contain full words on the powerups. Each powerup contains three pieces and you must collect them in a row. If you collect, for instance, 2 Sides, then 1 Home, you lose out on both and now have to collect 2 more Home in a row.

The rest is typical shoot 'em up dodge bullets and do not get hit.

Here is video I found online that shows the full 100% in a convenient 75 minute video. The video goes is a different, more difficult, order than I suggest, but it is there if you want it. All credit goes to the creator, I am just sharing.

First, we will be starting with English Original Mode. I chose control scheme A.

Once the game starts up press cn_start and go to Settings. Change "Number of Players" to 99 and "Difficulty" to Level 1. Confirm these settings and restart the game.

Now take your time to learn the game and make your way through the game. You will probably die a lot, but you have 99 lives and the bullets move pretty slowly.

The goal here is to get 300,000, which does take awhile , but you will get there will a little perseverance and be rewarded along the way.

Score 100,000 points

The score won 100,000 points.

Score 100,000 points
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Score 200,000 points

The score won 200,000 points.

Score 200,000 points
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Score 300,000 points

The score won 300,000 points.

Score 300,000 points
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Now comes the fun part.

Once you get to 300,000 you must die and use the rest of your lives, or complete the rest of the game. I got to 300,000 with around 50 lives left, and never beat the game, but go for it. The experience is worth it. Once you have died numerous, numerous times, or beat the game make sure to upload your score. You will be rewarded for doing so.

Mark high score

High score has been updated.

Mark high score
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Record score

The score has been posted to the online rankings.

Record score
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Now onto the more of real challenge!!!

Caravan Mode

You have 5 minutes to get 100,000 points. It is really only the first stage and a little bit of the second stage, so you must kill most of the enemies. Make sure to avoid the "W" in the middle of the stage, as it skips one of the easier parts that has a bunch of points and does not really save time. This mode will take a couple of tries to get the Armor usage and pattern correct, but is very doable. It took me at least 5 or 6 tries to perfect, but you will get it eventually. You will get rewarded every step of the way towards your goal of 100,000 too.

CARAVAN MODE 40,000 points

CARAVAN MODE 40,000 points.

CARAVAN MODE 40,000 points
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CARAVAN MODE 70,000 points

CARAVAN MODE 70,000 points.

CARAVAN MODE 70,000 points
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CARAVAN MODE 100,000 points

CARAVAN MODE 100,000 points.

CARAVAN MODE 100,000 points
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Here comes the last mode, and I personally saved it for last, because it can be brutal.

Hi-Score Mode

You have 3 lives to get to 200,000 and it can get frustrating.

First, you want to collect as many "G" as possible. They can be used to buy power-ups in between stages. You need 110 to buy "NUKE" and it is crucial. This is the first stage again, so depending on how much you failed at Caravan mode, you should be an expert. Collect as many extra ship power-ups as you go too, 1 extra life can be all the difference. You should save your first armor for the first boss, but if you are having trouble with the "Eye", feel free to blast away!!! You should have at least, "HOME" collected and is helpful at the beginning of stage 2, but it really is imperative you buy "NUKE". It can truly be difficult and if you get close and fail, step away, take a breath and try again.

Once again you are rewarded along the way.

HI SCORE MODE 100,000 points

HI SCORE MODE 100,000 points.

HI SCORE MODE 100,000 points
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HI SCORE MODE 150,000 points

HI SCORE MODE 150,000 points.

HI SCORE MODE 150,000 points
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HI SCORE MODE 200,000 points

HI SCORE MODE 200,000 points.

HI SCORE MODE 200,000 points
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Once you are victorious, submit your score and get:

HI SCORE Player

The score has been posted to the online rankings in the "HI SCORE MODE".

HI SCORE Player
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This completes the game!!!!

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