>>5435554This but sector Y instead of meteo, which isn't adding much so instead I'll rank the planets of all the "levels" individuallySector Y > MeteoKatina > Fortuna > AquasZoness > Sector X > SolarMacbeth > Sector Z > TitaniaArea 6 > BolseVenom Hard > Venom Easy
>>5435552It always bothered me that you couldn't get to Zoness from Katina.Fuck Aquas man, nobody likes that stage.
Corneria -> Meteo -> Fichina -> Sector X -> Macbeth -> Area 6 -> VenomI always get a Mission Accomplished but manually switch my route. Going to Fichina over Katina or Zoness makes more story sense with how Star Wolf appears later, and I prefer to use the Landmaster at least once (and the train sequence is a spectacle). Solar sucks.
>>5435552Corneria > Sector Y > Aquas > Zoness > Sector Z > Area 6 > VenomI think hitting those switches on Macbeth is even worse than Zoness' lights and Sector Z's Missiles, so I prefer to not diverge after Aquas
>>5435552I always found the optimal route to be >>5435554I don't think that's what the world records do due to all the exploits in Aquas for example, but for casual players, that is the best route. And all the levels are fun, too, whereas Aquas and Zoness are shit.
>>5435953>I think hitting those switches on Macbeth is even worse than Zoness' lights and Sector Z's missilesbruh it's eight switches that you hit once each right at the end, they're always in the same place, they're so damn easy to get. Don't understand how you've come to this conclusion. They're so easy and the train running into the station is probably my favourite moment in the whole game.
Corenia toSector Y toKatina toSolar toMacBeth toArea 6 toVenom Star Wolf.I fucking love this game. Still do after all these years.
>>5436009I don't like aiming with the landmaster, maybe I'm just bad at it, but I would miss a switch on the way a lot of times, I think the lights are a bit easier
>Solar players thinking they're hot shit huehue
>>5435554This, best way to get the highest score right here. Used to think the hard route with macbeth instead of Sector Z was, but then discovered this
>>5435554Highest score route, right here. Probalem with it though is my fave level is Zoness.
>>5438778Yeah, Zoness is good. I used to do this >>5435554 route a lot but now I'm starting to enjoy Corneria>Sector Y>Aquas>Zoness>Macbeth>Area9>VenomAlso Titania is pretty underrated as an individual level>>5435862>fleshwound.pngHis patched up face used to creep me out, but now I can see they're just cute literal patches>>5436023The Landmaster's aiming is very sensitive even with the original joystick, but I've got used to it
>>5438839Thats definitely my favorite route too, just can't quite crank the score as high. Meteo and Sector X can really jack up the score if you're good.I've never liked Titania that much, but it has some of the best character banter in the game.
>>5435554This. Most optimal route for fun.
>>5438850The red line route is just harder. Sector Y high scores require precise unlocked charge shots, and on Aquas you have to know the spots where to do the torpedo glitch. Meteo and Sector X are a lot more straight forward
>>5438854>Light Arwings have Twin BlastersAnon, why are you still playing the prototype? That's old news. Throw that shit out and get yourself the final.
>>5438902I still have the incomplete test cartridge rip on my emulator along with the SNES classic. Making the shift to the full version was a little painful without the charge lock from the start.
>>5435554I wish you could get to Zoness from KatinaFuck Aquas
>>5435552Corneria - Sector Y - Katina - Sector X - Sector Z - Area 6 - Vemon
>>5439104Seconded. I love Zoness, but I hate Aquas.
>>5439131I learned to like Aquas more when I started using mainly the torpedoes. If a level has an unique game mechanic, it's at least something to spice up a relatively bland level
>>5435552Corneria>Meteo>Fichina>Sector X>Macbeth>Area 6>Venom
Corneria > Sector Y > Katina > Sector X > Macbeth > Bolse > Venom
>Sector X warp catapults you across the galaxy>Meteo warp teleports you 1 planet away???
>>5439820>>Sector X warp catapults you across the galaxyReally only across the solar system. Why would you expect all warps to be created equal, though?
>>5439820>>5439851To be fair, Meteo is an asteroid field, Sector X would be much bigger so I guess that's how you're able to warp all the way to Sector Z. I figured Sector X had a bigger warp than Meteo.
If you want to max out your score there is only one choice.Use charge shots to take down several at once for bonuses and you can max out your shot down counter on many levels.Make Pepper say "What!" At the bill. If he says "it's worth it," your an amateur. It was not odd for me to break 170,000 credits on this route.Corneria>Meteo via black hole >Katina>Solara>MacBeth>Area6>Venom
>>5435552Corneria > Meteo > Dat warp > fucking forgot, man I still have my cart gotta find it.
>>5435552Hard route always. Aquas for life.
>>5435552Corneria > Sector Y > Katina > Solar > Macbeth > Area 6 > VenomAll the most fun stages.
I just realized the map is a fucking sephirothic tree.
>>5441261Oh yeah for high score the charge shot is a must. BUT MUH HYPER LASERIs there any better feeling than mashing the A button and hearing the hyper laser just fucking annihilate everything in your way?
>>5441261Getting to Macbeth through Sector X is strictly better than going through Solar, score-wise
>>54412611 unit destroyed equals 64 credits, so that would be well over 2600 units destroyed. I still can't reach that high >>5441440Solar can give you 999 points if you're patient enough. The solar flares on the boss fight can be hit with splash damage for hit+1 points. But you're right, normally Sector X is better for high scores>>5441315You get to mash on Area 6, that's the only way to take down those big ships and saucers. Also on Venom because if you take too long with Star Wolf, they won't give you +50 points
anybody ever play this? it was like a whole game of Aquas
>>5441512You want a real challenge? Go against Star Wolf on Venom by yourself with the single laser.
>>5441851Its damn near impossible. It IS possible, but it is brutal and takes forever to do.
i always wondered why titania was considered an easy level when it's probably the 3rd most bullshit stage in the game.
>>5435552I always liked going to Zoness but I hated going to Aquas.
>>5441890Too bad going there makes Katt fuck with your Sector Z medal attempt.
>>5441686Nintendo torture is underwater missions.They once had a guy create an underwater escort mission with a time limit, but it never made the final cut due to the Geneva convention.
Zoness is as awesome as Aquas is bad THIS is Zoness?!
>>5443095I don't like that Slippy is in the image rather than Peppy
I really can't stand Aquas from a gameplay standpoint, but man... it really spooks me out in that level. It's so dark and jagged and jarring. I don't like it.
>>5444493>>5444478I liked it. It had a submarine that shot torpedoes and that was cool.
Aquas would honestly be fine if your vision wasn’t dependent on the torpedoes. I get that it’s vital to the atmosphere, but when you need the torpedoes for other things and they’re locked out for several seconds at a time, that’s a problem.Other than that, I like the music.
I wish there was a way for me to go through Venom Easy and end up fighting Star Wolf and True Andross.
>>5444534I also wish Venom Hard had a real level in addition to the Star Wolf fight.
>>5444534>>5445102Could you imagine going through a standard corridor type level on Venom, but also having Star Wolf harass you throughout it? Having to break/boost/somersault to get them off your tail, shooting them so they stop harassing your wingmates, and then finally confronting them in all-range mode at the entrance to Andross' lair? They could even make it so that if you're focused and skilled enough you could kill some or all of them before you actually get to the entrance, but anyone who doesn't die gets a health recharge for the final confrontation so it wouldn't be TOO easy. It would be so fun.
zoness>Area 6>Fortuna>Katina>Corneria>Meteo>Macbeth>Sector X>Sector Z>Sector Y>Venom B>Venom A>Bolse>Titania>Solar>Aquas
Bolse sucksArea 6 is awesomeSo I never hit Titania and I practically know Macbeth by heart.
>>5435552All red, all day.Balls.To.The.Wall.
>>5435862Why DOES Star Wolf look patched up on Venom if you never fought them before? Is it an oversight or is there a DEEP LORE explanation?>>5441512What are the optimal routes for total high score, with and without Solar exploit?
>>5445118Sounds like every iteration of the Death Star trench run in Star Wars games to start, though that ending is a nice touch.9/10, would play the fuck out of it.
>>5445527Most likely oversight. The dialogue is the same too, even if we were to assume Andross cybernetically augmented Star Wolf they still talk like they've already met earlier in their journey, particularly Leon.Without Solar: Corneria>Meteo>Katina>Sector X>MacBeth>Area 6>Hard VenomWith Solar: The same but Solar instead of Sector X
>>5445527>>5445572The red line with Macbeth has higher score, but it involves this "glitch" on Aquas
>>5445572>They didn't fix it in Star Fox 64 3D.I'm going with the Wolfen II cyber-surgery theory.
>>5439579A few frames inbetween the 14 and 15 second mark you can clearly see he didn't get one of the rings.
once you unlocked expert mode there should have been a stage select so you could just keep playing without having to finish the story
Maybe I just sucked (probably definitely sucked), but I could never get medals on more than like 2 or 3 areas. Do you really just gotta be constantly shooting charge shots everywhere to get it? I've been able to clear the game's hard route, but I never got professional mode.
>>5446283I think you should be able to get the medals without using change shots, but shooting them at the most obvious groups makes getting the medal easier. It's actually fairly difficult to get the medals with just lasers, no bombs or change shots, so it's a good challenge run to try
>>5446283Every level has a certain amount of hit points you need to get a medal, you also have to make sure all your teammates stay alive. Corneria has 150 Hit Points, Zoness has 250, Fichina has 50, it depends on the level, so yes you will be shooting. A LOT. Sector Z is the hardest because your teammates can shoot the missiles and ruin your chance at a medal.
>>5446283>Do you really just gotta be constantly shooting charge shots everywhere to get it?For the most part, yeah. If you're not getting +1 or +2 on just about every kill you're not going to medal. Getting that +50 time bonus on bosses is important, too.
>>5446408>your teammates can shoot the missiles and ruin your chance at a medal.Are there any rom hacks that fix this by making wingmates' kills count toward your score? I always felt it should work that way, so you get a score boost as an incentive to keep your mates alive.
>>5446565If there's a rom hack for that, I've yet to hear about it, other than medals the only thing you keep your teammates for is an extra life.
>>5446283it's all about finding that sweet spot when holding the A button that fires several shots in succession without holding it too long to trigger the charge, get hyper lasers, the twin blue ones, use the practice stage to get the rhythm down, some of the stages are diabolically tough, Area 6 needs 300 kills, Macbeth needs 200 and you have to accomplish the mission hitting all the switches, Zoness is probably the hardest level to medal with a really high hit count, a tough objective and many occasions for rescuing other pilots, this was one of the first games i sought to complete 100%, it's fun even if you miss the goal
>>5446565>star fox romhacksI wish there were any