1.I personally like to kill as many of the ships as possible when they are coming out, the less ships there are to deal with once they start shooting and flying at you, the better.
2.the double ship trick works wonders, it can easily be the differance between you beating a level, or dieing twice.
3.i don't know if this is fact or my imagination, but it seems to me that the red ships in the middle row fly faster and shoot more shots at you then the yellow ships do. i personally try to take them out first when possible.
4.when going for the double ship trick, shoot the capture ship first before you let yourself be captured. this will make the capture ship blue, and make it so that you only have to hit it once to get your ship back instead of twice.
Stingray - 25 points
stingray's appear randomly during the game, a red or yellow enemy ship will randomly morph into a stingray. (only happens when the ships are still flying in their "formation", when only a few ships are left and they kind of "free fall" at you, they won't transform. the ship will start blinking before transforming into 3 stingrays.) its hard to explain what the stingray looks like, so here's a picture
Scorpion - 15 points
same as stingray, heres a picture
Dual Fighter - 5 points
the capture ship (the ships in the top row that take two shots to kill) will eventually fly down. if they are unguarded (there is no red ship flying in front of it) it will randomly shoot out a tractor beam. if you have an extra life, allow yourself to get caught in the tractor beam. it will look like you died as you will lose a life (which is why MUST have an extra life), and your ship is going to fight against you. fret not however, when the capture ship is flying at you (its important that the ship is moving, you'll see why on the next achievement) shoot the capture ship. destroying the capture ship will allow your red captured ship to fall to the bottom of the screen and create the Dual Fighter.
Enemy Fighter - 5 points
You start this the same way as dual fighter, allow your ship to get captured. you want to destroy the red ship this time, not the capture ship. if your lucky, you can fire a shot and have the ship move side ways into it. this however is a pain in the ass. my personal favorite way is to do this. while the capture ship is stationary in the formation, kill it (it CAN NOT be moving towards you) this will allow the capture ship to be destroyed, and the red captured ship to stay under enemy control (i don't know if its a glitch or if its on purpose, but damn was i pissed the first time this happened to me in the arcades). once the red ship doesn't have the capture ship shielding it anymore, its an easy kill for the achievement.
Perfect Bonus - 15
This one is pretty easy if you plan for it. the bonus level is every 3rd or 4th level (can't remember off the top of my head). just make sure you have a dual fighter at the end of the level before the bonus round, and position yourself in the middle (for most of the bonus levels) and when the time is right, fire like mad and all 40 enemies should die.
Dragonfly- 10 points
The dragon fly shows up in the 3rd bonus round. can't miss it if you get that far in the game. here is what it looks like.
Mosquito- 20 points
The Mosquito shows up in the a bonus round near level 20 (i think it might have been level 22). can't miss it if you get that far in the game. here is what it looks like.
galboss - 30 points
same as stingray, this mutation comes between levels 20 and 30 pretty often, however it can be found earlier then that. looks like this.
BlueSpace Ship- 30 points
The Blue space ship shows up in a bonus round on level 31. impossible to miss if you get this far in the game.
Stage 10 - 5 points
simply make it to stage 10. this particular achievement is pretty easy on its own, but to make things even easier, if you do die, you will be brought back to the title screen. you can hit down on the left stick to chose "1p start from level X [where X is where you died]" and continue where you left off. you will still get your achievments this way.
Stage 20 - 10 points
same as stage 10 (except make it to level 20)
Stage 30 - 30 points
same as stage 10 (except make it to level 30)
Random Bit of Info
i don't know if it unlocked right when i got the game, or if it unlocked after i got a certain amount of achievements, but this game comes with a Galaga gamerpic icon. (i noticed it after i was already 200/200, but it was probably there the whole time)
Edited by Reaper527, 26 July 2006 - 10:45 PM.