Wily Beast and Weakest Creature/Gameplay/Strategy/Stage 4

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Stage Portion[edit]

Survival[edit]

Work in progress.

Scoring[edit]

Work in progress.

Secret[edit]

The level's secret Rare Beast Spirit is Tortoise. It is rewarded for defeating the midboss while grazing ten bullets (four on Easy).
Once consumed in a Roaring Mode, Tortoise will change the Roaring Mode timeout rewards to:

  • 1 Life Fish;
  • 4 Beast Spirits.

Depending on your level of comfort within your chosen difficulty, this Secret might not be worth the effort, because meeting the graze requirement will require you to rush right into the mass of bullets moments before you defeat Yachie. This is especially Harsh on Hard and Lunatic, where the inter-bullet gaps are not always passable right off the bat, and the yellow bullets are tougher to individually distinguish due to their great density. This movement can also be difficult if your keyboard experiences ghosting, and cannot allow you to move diagonally while shooting or bombing.

One method, for Normal/Hard/Lunatic, is to leave Yachie with very low health, and then when you are ready, rush upwards and slant into a lane formed by the bullets while shooting, so that Yachie is defeated right before the slanted wall of bullets forming the lane hits you.

Boss Fight[edit]

Survival[edit]

Work in progress.

Scoring[edit]

Work in progress.

Boss Spell Card #1[edit]

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Spell Card 033
亀符「亀甲地獄」 (Kamefu "Kikkou Jigoku")
Tortoise Sign "Tortoiseshell Hell"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Easy
Editor's Comment
In order to avoid being hit by the tortoiseshell's diagonal ramifications as the first green line of bullet comes down, try to firstly place yourself directly underneath the closest diagonal line. You'll be in a safe spot for a bit, and should be able to predict the movement of the bullets—move accordingly.
Screenshot
Spell Card 034
亀符「亀甲地獄」 (Kamefu "Kikkou Jigoku")
Tortoise Sign "Tortoiseshell Hell"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Normal
Editor's Comment
You'll now also be hunted down by homing fire bullets. To better dodge, remember that you will always be inside either a hexagon or parallelogram. Even if their bounds aren't fully drawn yet, try to predict their shape. This should give you ample space to dodge the slow-moving bullets. Do note the pattern follows the boss's movements.
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Spell Card 035
亀符「亀甲地獄」 (Kamefu "Kikkou Jigoku")
Tortoise Sign "Tortoiseshell Hell"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Hard
Editor's Comment
Same as Normal, but with more fire bullets. Note that you can buy yourself more time if stuck in a position by grazing the bullet and circling around them a little bit. If you've ever played dodgeball in TF2, this should feel similar.
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Spell Card 036
亀符「亀甲地獄」 (Kamefu "Kikkou Jigoku")
Tortoise Sign "Tortoiseshell Hell"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Lunatic
Editor's Comment
Same as Hard, but with more fire bullets. Maximize your movement as much as possible. It's recommended to learn the tortoiseshell's pattern studiously to get this spell consistently.

Boss Spell Card #2[edit]

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Spell Card 037
鬼符「搦手の畜生」 (Onifu "Karamete no Chikushou")
Oni Sign "Beasts Attacking from the Rear"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Easy
Editor's Comment
For the most part, only minimal movement is required. Circle around the nearby bullets that chase you if necessary.
Screenshot
Spell Card 038
鬼符「搦手の畜生」 (Onifu "Karamete no Chikushou")
Oni Sign "Beasts Attacking from the Rear"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Normal
Editor's Comment
Many strategies can work, you just have accurately predict the movement of the homing bullets. You can, for instance, circle around the bullets in the middle of the screen during the first wave of shots, then cross the screen through the top edge during the second.
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Spell Card 039
鬼符「搦手の犬畜生」 (Onifu "Karamete no Kenchikushou")
Oni Sign "Mangy Beasts Attacking from the Rear"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Hard
Editor's Comment
This is a very difficult spell to get consistently. During the first revolution of sent bullets, get inside the space between the boss and her bullets to circle around her. Stall as much as possible in the middle, then lower parts of the screen before entering this space again and going for another spin. You should be able to finish her off then.
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Spell Card 040
鬼符「搦手の鬼畜生」 (Onifu "Karamete no Kichikushou")
Oni Sign "Devilish Beasts Attacking from the Rear"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Lunatic
Editor's Comment
The strategy described in Hard works surprisingly well here too, regardless of the Spell's dramatic improvement.

Boss Spell Card #3[edit]

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Spell Card 041
龍符「龍紋弾」 (Ryuufu "Ryuumondan")
Dragon Sign "Dragon Crest Bullets"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Easy
Editor's Comment
If you need to get inside one of the size-shifting bullet circles, exit it as fast as possible. Stalling inside them at all is certain death. Prioritize going in between the circles, which is made significantly easier when the circles are at their smallest. Certain waves of circles will feature cyan/purple bullets; for these, this strategy is necessary.
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Spell Card 042
龍符「龍紋弾」 (Ryuufu "Ryuumondan")
Dragon Sign "Dragon Crest Bullets"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Normal
Editor's Comment
You really have to learn and feel the timing of the bullet circle size-shift, and choosing whether to go through or around a circle can be difficult.
Screenshot
Spell Card 043
龍符「龍紋弾」 (Ryuufu "Ryuumondan")
Dragon Sign "Dragon Crest Bullets"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Hard
Editor's Comment
Same as Normal. You might have to alternate both dodging styles a lot, but it's easier to go around all the circles, and memorize roughly what to do each time. Note that staying in the bottom 15% of the screen is often more dangerous.
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Spell Card 044
龍符「龍紋弾」 (Ryuufu "Ryuumondan")
Dragon Sign "Dragon Crest Bullets"
Owner
Yachie Kitcho
Stage 4 — Lunatic
Editor's Comment
Going inside the bullet circles and surviving is now very close to impossible. The number of possible paths is very limited, and we recommend following a walkthrough. Take note that the ease of whatever route you learn for yourself will be affected by Yachie's movement RNG, so use a bomb if you find that your so-called safe space seems to keep growing smaller.
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