So, I’ve been playing Mushihime-sama Futari Black Label (by shmup masters Cave) on the Xbox 360 for quite a while now. Pushing for the 1CC but have never managed it. Previously I’ve only ever got a 1CC on Psyvariar 2 (on the Dreamcast) and Dodonpachi Resurrection, which doesn’t count as it was on the iPhone. Tonight, I was on quite a roll (playing Original, with Reco) and got really far on the final boss. Take a look at how small the boss’s health bar is on the top left of this screenshot:
The annoying this is, just how little health he had left. And looking back at these screenshots, the bullet looks like it was right at the end of a big bullet pattern I’ve obviously dodged through.
I can’t tell you how frustrating this is. The closest I’ve ever got. Many the closest I’ll ever get. I could try practice mode on this boss to improve things, rather than what happened this time in going in with two lives left and zero bombs. And bombing a lot to get me through. I still don’t know what triggers the extend/1UP in the second half of stage five though. Its obviously always a huge help to get it. Its basically 4 extra chances of survival, if you count good bombing. Oh well.
(If you are wondering, I was able to take these photos by utilising the excellent replay mode in the Xbox 360 port which allows you to play the action back down to 1/16 of normal speed.