History ThatOneBoss / ShootEmUp

29th Apr '16 3:10:39 AM Adept
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5th Mar '16 11:02:09 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** The "Thousand" family from the ''Dariusburst'' sub-series due to constantly using its quills to not only shoot at you but also ''block your shots''. This boss can last an unnecessarily long time unless you have a laser shot (or wave shot, if using the Origin or Gaiden ships), and unfortunately, several missions in ''Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours'' require you to fight Thousand Bullets with ''a basic non-piercing shot''. Oh, and these folks like to spam a very wide WaveMotionGun attack (which is ''not'' a Burst beam, by the way, so you can't [[BeamOWar Burst Counter]] it) [[TurnsRed with increasing frequency as they get closer to death]]. Thousand Edge is the worst offender, as its quills swap out bullets and lasers for ''HomingLasers''.

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** The "Thousand" family from the ''Dariusburst'' sub-series due to constantly using its quills to not only shoot at you but also ''block your shots''. This boss can last an unnecessarily long time unless you have a laser shot (or wave shot, if using the Origin or Gaiden ships), and unfortunately, several missions in ''Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours'' require you to fight Thousand Bullets with ''a basic non-piercing shot''. Oh, and these folks like to spam a very wide WaveMotionGun attack (which is ''not'' a Burst beam, by the way, so you can't [[BeamOWar Burst Counter]] it) [[TurnsRed with increasing frequency as they get closer to death]].death]], known by some players as the [[FanNickname "Fuck You" Laser]]. Thousand Edge is the worst offender, as its quills swap out bullets and lasers for ''HomingLasers''.
19th Feb '16 4:43:54 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga''':
** Black Heart, first encountered in Stage 5. Unlike the first four bosses which can be picked apart to disable some of their attacks, Black Heart has ''no'' parts that can be chipped off and thus you're forced to bear the full force of its attacks from start to finish. As [[http://battlegareg.ga/ this tribute]] to ''Garegga'' puts it:

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* ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga''':
''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'':
** Black Heart, first encountered in Stage 5. Unlike the first four bosses which can be picked apart to disable some of their attacks, Black Heart has ''no'' parts that can be chipped off and thus you're forced to bear the full force of its attacks from start to finish. One of its most brutal attacks is a duo of five-way bullet streams that fans back and forth, which requires absolute precision to slip through. As [[http://battlegareg.ga/ this tribute]] to ''Garegga'' puts it:
19th Feb '16 4:42:47 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'''s penultimate boss, Black Heart Mark II. Harder and denser patterns than the last boss and a small hittable area unless you're using [[GuestFighter a certain ship]] [[GameBreaker that fires broadswords]]. It's only fitting that the best scoring trick in the game involves jacking up its aggressiveness and health to insane levels and dumping nearly all your remaining lives and bombs on it.

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* ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'''s ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga''':
** Black Heart, first encountered in Stage 5. Unlike the first four bosses which can be picked apart to disable some of their attacks, Black Heart has ''no'' parts that can be chipped off and thus you're forced to bear the full force of its attacks from start to finish. As [[http://battlegareg.ga/ this tribute]] to ''Garegga'' puts it:
---> ''Black Heart represents the negation of all of Garegga’s tirelessly-established principles. Instead of a collection of armaments to pick apart, you have a core and two wings. The wings are invulnerable too, just to rub it in. Instead of phases determined by parts destroyed, you now have phases determined by core health—with them only switching after the previous attack completes. Everything about Black Heart is ruthlessly prescriptive, and comes as a shock in this game which up until now has never told you what you ought to do.''
** Black Heart mkII, the
penultimate boss, Black Heart Mark II.boss. Harder and denser patterns than the last boss and a small hittable area unless you're using [[GuestFighter a certain ship]] [[GameBreaker that fires broadswords]]. It's only fitting that the best scoring trick in the game involves jacking up its aggressiveness and health to insane levels and dumping nearly all your remaining lives and bombs on it.
8th Feb '16 2:32:00 PM Stingray009
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** Gigantic Bite, dear god. This boss has tons of attacks and it will usually summon elite mooks. This video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIze0IUJjlA will tell you about this boss.]]

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** Savage Ruler spreads more bullets than the Golden and Violent Ruler. Not to mention that his purple lasers are longer that can reach you and his large beam now explodes in the screen.
** and then we got
Gigantic Bite, dear god. This boss has tons of attacks and it will usually summon elite mooks. This video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIze0IUJjlA will tell you about this boss.dear god.]]
3rd Feb '16 11:23:42 AM Stingray009
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** Gigantic Bite, dear god. This boss has tons of attacks and it will usually summon elite mooks. This video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIze0IUJjlA will tell you about this boss.]]
23rd Jan '16 8:52:10 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Normally, ''Salamander 2'' FinalBoss Doom wouldn't count as he's as hard as the average shmup final boss, but he is very much this if you're a series veteran as he averts the series' tradition of [[ZeroEffortBoss Zero-Effort Final Boss]].
22nd Jan '16 11:35:19 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Ikaruga's spiritual predecessor, ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', also features a stage (5A) that is ten minutes against a gigantic flying fortress. Whose walls close in on you while girders scroll down and lasers surround you and enemies come from all sides. Ohtrigen the phoenix also deserves mention for the high speed and number of its projectiles in a game that generally focuses on measured action.

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* Ikaruga's spiritual predecessor, ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'', also features a stage (5A) that is ten minutes against a gigantic flying fortress. Whose walls close in on you while girders scroll down and lasers surround you and enemies come from all sides. Ohtrigen the phoenix also deserves mention for the high speed and number of its projectiles in a game that generally focuses on measured action. All of this in a game that's already [[NintendoHard disgustingly difficult even on its easiest setting]].
22nd Jan '16 11:31:31 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Phantom Castle, also from ''Dariusburst'', is a lot like Mirage Castle: Starts off with a cluster of armor that attacks you until you sufficiently whittle its armor down. Only, once it sheds the armor entirely, it gains a nasty new trick of spamming HomingLasers every time it leaves the screen.

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** Phantom Castle, also from ''Dariusburst'', is a lot like Mirage Castle: Starts off with a cluster of armor that attacks you until you sufficiently whittle its armor down. Only, once it sheds the armor entirely, it gains a nasty new trick of spamming HomingLasers every time it leaves the screen. A Burst will take care of them, but if you're using the Burst-less Origin and Second ships, expect to lose several points of shield at best and meet the "No more ship left" or "MISSION FAILED" screens at worst.
22nd Jan '16 11:30:09 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** The "Thousand" family from the ''Dariusburst'' sub-series due to constantly using its quills to not only shoot at you but also ''block your shots''. This boss can last an unnecessarily long time unless you have a laser shot (or wave shot, if using the Origin or Gaiden ships), and unfortunately, several missions in ''Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours'' require you to fight Thousand Bullets with ''a basic non-piercing shot''. Oh, and these folks like to spam a very wide WaveMotionGun attack (which is ''not'' a Burst beam, by the way, so you can't Burst Counter it) [[TurnsRed with increasing frequency as they get closer to death]]. Thousand Edge is the worst offender, as its quills swap out bullets and lasers for ''HomingLasers''.

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** The "Thousand" family from the ''Dariusburst'' sub-series due to constantly using its quills to not only shoot at you but also ''block your shots''. This boss can last an unnecessarily long time unless you have a laser shot (or wave shot, if using the Origin or Gaiden ships), and unfortunately, several missions in ''Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours'' require you to fight Thousand Bullets with ''a basic non-piercing shot''. Oh, and these folks like to spam a very wide WaveMotionGun attack (which is ''not'' a Burst beam, by the way, so you can't [[BeamOWar Burst Counter Counter]] it) [[TurnsRed with increasing frequency as they get closer to death]]. Thousand Edge is the worst offender, as its quills swap out bullets and lasers for ''HomingLasers''.
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