Estimated difficulty: 1.67/10
Offline trophies: 12 ( 8 3 1)
Online trophies: 0
Estimated time to 100%: 1-2 hours
Minimum number of play-throughs needed: 4 (3 Arcade, 1 Score Attack)
Missable Trophies: 4 (“50 Combo”, “Emergency Order”, “Triple A”, “All Clear” )
Glitched Trophies: None.
Do cheats disable trophies?: There are no cheats as of now.But you'll unlock so called "EX-Options" in game which will not block any trophies.

Step 1: Arcade mode without EX options
Choose a jet of your choice and try to play through arcade mode. While you’re playing through it for the first time, focus on getting “Roll” and “Climax Mode” as the only thing you have to do is using basic abilities to unlock them. Once you’ve reached Chapter 3 concentrate on the “Emergency Order” trophy as it’s very easy to get here. You’ll encounter a so called “Prototype” during that chapter 3 and all you have to do is to shoot it down with your gun and rockets. if you can't destroy it don’t worry. There are a few more chances to unlock that one during a full playthrough of arcade mode. In case you can’t make it to the end of the game before using all your credits, don’t worry. Your first "game over" unlocks the EX-Option to increase your credits to 5 and you will have a few more EX-Options unlocked that will make the game very easy. Just click on “EX-Option” in the menu and press to activate / deactivate them.

Step 2: All Clear!
Depending on your first playthrough, you will have either 2 or 3 playthroughs left to do with EX options switched on. So just play through Arcade mode with the jets you still need to get the corresponding trophies. While you’re at it, you should switch on the speed EX-Option to unlock “Triple A” by completing the whole game in less than 9 minutes, which, with the EX-Option, is very easy. You will also be able to easily unlock “50 Combo” if you activate the Large Crosshair. The remaining trophy for arcade mode “All Clear” is a bit tricky to unlock, as you either have to complete 20 of the secondary objectives in the game (See “Emergency Order”) to force unlock level 14 with the EX-Options, or you have to complete all 4 Emergency calls during a playthrough of arcade mode. For further information take a look at the trophy guide.

Step 3: Ranked In
Ranked In” is actually very easy as the only thing you have to do is select Score Attack in the menu instead of arcade and beat the game one more time with a jet of your choice while you’re connected to the PSN. EX-Options will be disabled during Score Attack, but you will get unlimited lives, so it’s actually impossible to fail at Score Attack as long as you keep playing.

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12 trophies ( 8  )

  • ROLL


    Performed a roll in Arcade mode.

    To perform a barrel roll all you have to do is hold the control stick either right or left and then quickly push it towards the other direction.

  • Activated Climax Mode in Arcade mode.

    Another basic ability. Climax gauge increases when you're killing enemies or fly really fast. Just press once the blue bar in the left corner is full.

  • Got a combo of 50 in Arcade mode.

    This one is a bit tricky without the help of the in-game EX-options, but becomes very easy once you've unlocked the EX-options to activate the large cross-hair and the longer combo window. Once you've activated those two options, the trophy will most likely unlock without even trying. If you still can not unlock it, you will unlock an infinite combo window if you reach an accumulated combo meter of 3000. You can check your progress in the Ex-options.

  • Cleared Stage 5 in Arcade mode.

    See "Across enemy lines."


  • Cleared Stage 10 in Arcade mode.

    There are 13 stages in Arcade mode plus 2 Bonus stages. All you have to do is to beat stage 10 and 5 in Arcade mode to unlock those trophies. A stat screen will appear after stage 5 and 10 telling you how you've done so far. During these screens, the trophies will pop.

  • Cleared Arcade mode with the F-14D.

    When you start Arcade Mode you can select 3 different jets. Select the F-14D and beat at least stage 13 to unlock the trophy.


  • Cleared Arcade mode with the F/A-18E.

    When you start Arcade Mode you can select 3 different jets. Select the F/A-18E and beat at least stage 13 to unlock the trophy.

  • Cleared Arcade mode with the F-15E.

    When you start Arcade Mode you can select 3 different jets. Select the F-15E and beat at least stage 13 to unlock the trophy.

  • Cleared an Emergency Order in Arcade mode.

    Emergency Orders are secondary objectives you can do during certain stages of arcade mode. The first one is during stage 3. To complete the Emergency Order in stage 3 all you have to do is to shoot down an enemy aircraft called the "Prototype". You will easily spot it as it has a red sign spelling "Target" above it. There are more Emergency Orders in the following stages in case you miss this one. Whenever there's an Emergency Order available, you'll get a little symbol at the bottom of the screen that looks exactly the same as the trophy image.

  • Uploaded a Score Attack score to rankings.

    All you have to do is to finish the game in "Score Attack" (choose from the main menu). Score Attack is basically the same as Arcade mode, but EX-options are disabled. To make up for that, you'll be provided with infinite lives. So it's actually not possible to fail Score Attack unless you don't keep playing until all the stages are over.

    You have to be connected to the PSN in order to have your score uploaded to the rankings and thus making the trophy pop.

  • Get a AAA ranking in Arcade mode (for Shot Down, Combo, or Play Time).

    There are three objectives you have to fulfill in order to achieve a AAA ranking in Arcade mode, Shot Down, Combo and Play Time.

    You only have to complete one of the goals in order for the trophy to unlock.
    Here are the requirements:

    Shot down: Shoot down more than 600 enemies during one playthrough of Arcade mode.

    Combo: Achieve an average combo of 75.

    Play Time: Finish Arcade mode in less than 9 minutes.

    The easiest objective is the play time. All you have to do is to set the jet speed to "Fast" in the EX-Options once you've unlocked it and you will fly at full speed all the time. You will have no problems to finish the game in less than 9 minutes then.

  • Cleared Arcade mode with ending A.

    There are two ways to unlock that one.

    To reach ending A the normal way, there are a few requirements you have to fulfill. Remember the Emergency Call? You have to complete all 4 of them in one playthrough to advance to stage 14.

    1. Emergency Call, stage 3 (Canyon Grandeur): As described in "Emergency Call", you'll have to destroy the Prototype.

    2. Emergency Call, stage 6 (Golden Valley), only accessible if you've killed the Prototype: This time, you will have to destroy a stealth bomber. Stealth Bombers can not be locked on to to hit them with missiles, so you'll have to destroy him using your gun. Use Climax Mode to make it easier to aim at him while dodging cliffs and enemy attacks. As long as you keep up with him, you get the chance to destroy him during the beginning of stage 7 if you can't destroy it during stage 6.

    To make things easier for yourself, keep choosing the right path from now on.

    3. Emergency Call, stage 8 (Forgotten Glory): This time, your task is to destroy 10 Helicopters that are marked with the same "Target" sign as the Prototype. As long as you use to slow down and destroy the helicopters with your missiles, you'll be fine. There are more than 10 Target Helicopters, so if you miss one you can still accomplish the task.

    4. Emergency Call, stage 13 (Nuclear Arsenal): This one may be a bit tricky, but if you hold down and press the climax button shortly before you enter the first tunnel you'll be able to lock on to the target, a nuke carrying jet. Fire as many missiles as possible as you have to destroy it before you enter the second tunnel. Once you enter the second tunnel you won't see the target again. But as long as you use the above described method, you should get it.

    Once you're in stage 14 you'll have to shoot down rockets with the gun as your missiles do not work. Shoot them and you'll progress to stage 15, where you will have 30 seconds to destroy another rocket. If you can make it, you'll see the A ending and the trophy will unlock.

    The second way is to force the entry into stage 14 using the EX-Options again. To unlock the Ex-Option that forces stage 14 you'll have to complete 20 Emergency Calls first, though. They're accumulative so you can do them on multiple playthroughs. Once you reach Stage 14 in Arcade mode with the EX-Option on, it's the same as if you've reached it the normal way, shoot the rockets, see the A ending and the trophy will unlock.

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