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Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« on: June 04, 2011, 06:49:42 PM »


CAVE 08/2010 (PCB) ~ 05/2011 (X360)

Welcome to the Akai Katana high score thread. Covered modes are Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu.

Rules: no continues, and default live stock, difficulty, and extends.

Please submit your scores in the following format:
MODE - CHARACTER
SCORE - NAME - STAGE [LxX, BxX for ALL scores] - PCB/X360 (for Arcade only)


LxX for ALL scores indicates how many spare lives you finished the game with - please also indicate if your rightmost lifebar has damage in it. BxX indicates how many bombs you have left when you clear the game.


Akai Katana

Kinsenka (Sumire & Tsubaki)
Quote
1.  301,775,117 - iconoclast - ALL [Lx3 (w/ some damage), Bx0] - X360
2.  255,393,090 - EOJ - ALL [Lx1, Bx0] - X360
3.  192,692,394 - SPZ - ALL [Lx1, Bx2] - X360
4.
5.


Kochouran (Kikyou & Botan)
Quote
1.  308,612,760 - iconoclast - ALL [Lx4 (w/ some damage), Bx0] - X360
2.  274,372,383 - EOJ - ALL [Lx1 (w/ some damage), Bx0] - X360
3.  129,952,706 - Some Mist - Stage 5 (Boss) - X360
4.    87,173,686 - HVL - Stage 4 (Boss) - X360
5.


Yaezakura (Suzuran & Shion)
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1.  369,215,790 - iconoclast - ALL [Lx4 (w/ some damage), Bx0] - X360
2.  350,852,350 - EOJ - ALL [Lx3 (w/ some damage), Bx0] - X360
3.  275,128,654 - dan76 - ALL [Lx1, Bx0] - X360
4.
5.



Akai Katana Shin

Kinsenka (Sumire & Tsubaki)
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1. 2,513,583,324 - iconoclast - ALL
2.     269,047,240 - fuse - Stage 5
3.
4.
5.


Kochouran (Kikyou & Botan)
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1. 3,117,198,720 - iconoclast - ALL
2. 1,677,021,687 - Icarus - Stage 6 (Boss)
3.
4.
5.


Yaezakura (Suzuran & Shion)
Quote
1. 2,291,700,693 - iconoclast - ALL
2.
3.
4.
5.



Akai Katana Zetsu

Kinsenka (Sumire & Tsubaki)
Quote
1.  881,441,947 - iconoclast - ALL
2.  551,768,279 - SPZ - Stage 6
3.
4.
5.


Kochouran (Kikyou & Botan)
Quote
1.  814,834,031 - EOJ - Stage 7 (Boss)
2.  795,737,397 - iconoclast - ALL
3.
4.
5.


Yaezakura (Suzuran & Shion)
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1.  829,889,399 - iconoclast - ALL
2.
3.
4.
5.

« Last Edit: June 10, 2012, 06:12:35 AM by HVL »

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 06:50:59 PM »
Let's get this going. Any improvement ideas are more than welcome; I haven't got the game yet so there must be things I'm not aware of.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 08:06:47 PM »
Thanks for making this thread! I'll get the ball rolling:

Akai Katana
180,389,260 - EOJ - ALL [L=1/5, Bx0] - Yaezakura
115,925,220 - EOJ - Stage 5 (Boss) - Kochouran

Zetsu
364,680,601 - EOJ - Stage 6 - Yaezakura
291,067,152 - EOJ - Stage 5 - Kochouran
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 12:29:24 AM »
Akai Katana (Arcade)
76,205,800 - Some Mist - Stage 4 (Boss) - Kochouran

it's the first time I got the stage 4 boss to phase 3 (on my highest score run nonetheless) which totally wrecked me. Now it's time to watch some replays and work on it a bit more. I've only been playing score attack so you'll see me up on the leaderboards at number 69  :-\

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 03:48:58 PM »
First game in ages I've gotten into :) I am still awful, but am looking forwards to improving!

Akai Katana Shin
269,047,240 - fuse - Stage 5 - Kinsenka

It's posted to XBL with a replay too if anyone wants to coach me, heh.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011, 08:23:53 PM »
Akai Katana
Yaezakura - 138,012,747 - dan76 - Stage 6 (Boss) - X360


I'm not on live at the moment so this isn't up.

I made the mistake of watching a run on youtube from last year and haven't reached stage 5 since. To busy trying to copy boss scoring tricks... What a game!


« Last Edit: June 05, 2011, 08:36:22 PM by dan76 »
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 03:21:29 PM »
Got my first credits in. Such a cool game. :righton:

Akai Katana - Kochouran
52,606,514 - HVL - Stage 4 - X360
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 03:51:49 PM »
Managed a 1cc after a few days - way harder than I expected, although maybe that was because I went for score straight off the bat. 4th boss was quite the wall for a while.

Akai Katana - Kinsenka
192,692,394 - SPZ - ALL [Lx1/5, Bx2] - X360

I gave the other ships a fair chance, but like in DFK they didn't feel as good as a plain and simple high speed forward shot. :laugh:

Zetsu's next on the list.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 03:06:14 PM »
Akai Katana Zetsu - Kinsenka
551,768,279 - SPZ - Stage 6

Holy goddamn, this mode is cool. Arcade seems really constricted and limiting after giving this a few serious credits. Getting an instant 1000 hits or so from the stage 6 midboss was a lot of fun. Definitely working on this.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2011, 12:02:20 PM »
I'll dump it up here for now.

Akai Katana Shin - Kochouran
1,677,021,687 - Icarus - Stage 6 (BOSS)
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Picking at it when I get time free. Looking for around 2.5 - 3.0bil.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2011, 07:18:43 PM »
Akai Katana
Yaezakura - 208,793,840 - dan76 - All (Lx1/5, Bx2) - X360



Got this on my first clear, earlier than expected  - 2.5 is the next goal.
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2011, 09:57:10 PM »
man, I've been working hard at it for the last week, but still no 1CC but my score has somewhat improved
so far I'm at

Akai Katana (Arcade)
129,952,706 - Some Mist - Stage 5 (Boss) - Kochouran

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011, 09:08:21 AM »
Akai Katana
Yaezakura - 241,337,120 - dan76 - All (Lx0, Bx0) - X360

A messy replay is up on live.
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 02:59:22 PM »
So few score submissions for this great game. :(

Getting back to this, still learning the fundamentals.

Akai Katana - Kochouran
71,100,933 - HVL - Stage 4 - X360


Akai Katana - Kochouran
87,173,686 - HVL - Stage 4 (Boss) - X360
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 02:19:26 AM »
ARCADE
185,408,350 - EOJ - Stage 6 (Boss) - Kinsenka
168,771,250 - EOJ - ALL - Kochouran


I got a 170mil Kinsenka 1CC as well, but the 185mil non clear is higher, so I'll go with that.
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2011, 09:38:15 AM »
Updated (at last). I take it you're still playing on the 360?

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2012, 07:04:32 AM »
Pretty late but that's pretty awesome if EOJ is coming back to shooters. For a while I thought he was retired for some reason.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2012, 08:24:37 AM »
@HVL: X360 port, not the arcade version.

@TimingTripod: I don't really play competitively for high scores anymore (not enough time, not enough drive/interest), but I do still enjoy getting the 1CCs. :righton: I'm playing with the stock X360 controller on a 19" LCD, which is what I used to get the above two scores.
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 11:58:46 AM »
Akai Katana

Yaezakura - 275,128,654 - dan76 - All (Lx0, Bx0) - X360

Slight improvement - really poor on a couple of stages, surprised I managed this.
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 08:32:01 PM »
Finally started playing this for score yesterday, and it's pretty awesome. I've only learned stages 1 and 2 thus far, I'm going to start on stage 3 tonight. Best so far:

ARCADE
247,520,720 - EOJ - ALL (L=2/5, Bx0) - Yaezakura - X360
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2012, 01:11:43 AM »
Finally started playing this for score yesterday, and it's pretty awesome. I've only learned stages 1 and 2 thus far, I'm going to start on stage 3 tonight. Best so far:

ARCADE
247,520,720 - EOJ - ALL (L=2/5, Bx0) - Yaezakura - X360

Have you ever written a strategy guide for this?

Brent is sending me a super play.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 01:19:17 AM »
There's some strategy stuff posted here:

http://www.cave-stg.com/forum/index.php?topic=1351.0

But that's about it. There's an excellent 504mil replay on youtube, and the official DVD (by the same guy) is 525mil. Both are helpful to watch.
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2012, 12:15:33 PM »
There's some strategy stuff posted here:

http://www.cave-stg.com/forum/index.php?topic=1351.0

But that's about it. There's an excellent 504mil replay on youtube, and the official DVD (by the same guy) is 525mil. Both are helpful to watch.

Thanks man. I'm gonna start going for score soon.

My 1CC is only 108m


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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2012, 07:29:06 AM »

ARCADE
298,175,990 - EOJ - ALL (L=1/5, Bx0) - Yaezakura - X360
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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2012, 08:30:21 AM »


ARCADE
310,039,808 - EOJ - ALL (L=3/5, Bx0) - Yaezakura - X360


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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2012, 09:52:39 AM »
Going for the western record?

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2012, 10:46:00 AM »
I don't think about "western" records anymore. There's a world record, and that's what I measure my scores by. That's what we should all do.

Right now my score is above average. I'm enjoying improving it.

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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2012, 01:51:59 AM »
ARCADE
314,705,340 - EOJ - ALL (L=1/5, Bx2) - Yaezakura - X360



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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2012, 01:47:14 AM »
ARCADE
322,418,220 - EOJ - ALL (L=3/5, Bx1) - Yaezakura - X360




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Re: Akai Katana: Arcade, Shin, and Zetsu
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2012, 02:30:29 AM »
Nice to see someone else putting effort into this, hopefully there will be more activity with the NA/EU release. Are you still playing?


Since I'm posting, I might as well put my scores here if you want to add them. I normally don't post here because I don't want to go and bump a bunch of threads for my mostly-mediocre scores. :P

ARCADE
229,926,382 - iconoclast - ALL - Kinsenka - X360
226,105,278 - iconoclast - ALL - Kochouran - X360
369,215,790 - iconoclast - ALL (L=3/5, Bx0) - Yaezakura - X360

One note about my 369m score. I finished with 4 health bars, but my active one had taken [a lot of] damage from lasers. I believe adverse mentioned that a damaged life bar doesn't receive any bonus at the end of the game, so Lx3 would be the correct way to record it, right?

SHIN
2,513,583,324 - iconoclast - ALL - Kinsenka
3,117,198,720 - iconoclast - ALL - Kochouran
2,291,700,693 - iconoclast - ALL - Yaezakura

ZETSU
881,441,947 - iconoclast - ALL - Kinsenka
795,737,397 - iconoclast - ALL - Kochouran
829,889,399 - iconoclast - ALL - Yaezakura

I don't think about "western" records anymore. There's a world record, and that's what I measure my scores by. That's what we should all do.

I also agree with this 100%.