In normal mode, my new top score is 2609910. In chapter 1, I got a score of 1757290 with a max chain of 42. I've come very close to one-crediting the first 2 levels. And with 68 seconds left on the clock, Eboshidori is my bitch!
I've learned a little more about the game, and now I have a few more questions.
1. Is there some prologue or background story to the game & characters? I've opened up the first 2 galleries and see these characters, so I was just wondering.
2. While playing normal games, I noticed I was getting more and more credits. First 6 credits, then 7, then 9, Now it's a free play with infinite credits! (Tangent: I first realized this while playing a 2-player game with LordVagina. He sucks royally at this game, but no matter how many times he gets tooled, he kept coming back for more again and again until we beat the entire game!)
How's this happening?!
3. I watched several Dreamcast videos by RJpageuk at ikaruga.co.uk
One trick I see is that he fires ridiculous quantities of missiles, one huge salvo right after another. It looks like some kind of glitch. How could he have the energy for that? How does he do it? Can I do it in the GCN version?
4. The end boss of Chapter 4 is kickin' mah ayass. How do you guys beat it without using the trick above or blowing through 3 whole credits?