After 75 hours of Ikaruga asskickery, the Champ has done it. 20 million, one credit, biatch. Hell yes!
extend: every 2 mil.
ch1: 2546370 46 chain
ch2: 4165540 124 chain
ch3: 3839440 57 chain
ch4: 5264790 57 chain, a new personal record! A+
ch5: 4336620 40 chain
Oh man. My neurons are still smoking. What an awesome run. Just as I had finished off 3-1, I glanced down at the life counter and was like "holy shit, I got 7 lives. I'm going all the way!" I totally chained chapter 4 up to when I was seconds away from the sped-up part where the beams kick in, when I finally died. I just kept on chaining and chaining those utatsugumi with single shots. 57 chains; I really amazed myself there. By the time I got to Tageri my stock was down to 2, so I'm like "ok man, DO. NOT. DIE." The stone-like thing had me down to my very last ship when it was over. It was pure glory.
And it's only been 8 weeks since I first picked up the game! HOOYA!