- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10 (Trophy Difficulty Rating)
Total Trophies: 12
- [ 1 | 4 | 7]
- Offline trophies: 12
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 700+ hours due to Killing 1,000,000 monsters (Estimated Time to 100%)
Minimum number of playthroughs needed:
- 2 Campaigns (one without dying on Casual and another for beating Hard)
- A few Survival Modes
- Farming/grinding out the 1 million kills in either modes
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: Tactician can sometimes potentially glitch for some players
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No known cheats for the Vita version
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you must beat the Campaign "The Beginning" on Hard difficulty
Alien Shooter is an isometric shooting game where players take on hordes of aliens with a variety of weapons. The game was originally released on PC in 2003 and received an iOS/Android port earlier this year. Now it's on the PS Vita system with trophy support.
I'm going to be real honest with you for those looking or thinking about purchasing this game. This is a very bad port version compared to its original PC version. I could type out an essay of all the issues wrong with this port, but here's a brief summary as short as possible:
- Auto aiming is terrible; you'll shoot at enemies behind walls instead of the closes enemy near you.
- Bad frames per second; the game hitches and gets laggy in later levels. We're talking about 1-3 FPS here.
- No highest score records in the menu option
- There's no way to check how many kills you have for killing 1 million monsters.
- 2 DLC expansions with zero trophy support.
- There are in game glitches where you get stuck in walls/crates
- If you're too close to an enemy against a wall, you'll walk over them and land on top of the walls' edges.
- Game can crash on you, which forces you to close the application.
- The vita version hasn't received a performance patch.
With that all out of the way, the game is too short, and if you're an expert with from the PC version of the game, then the list is quite easy. The campaign can be beat in about 30-45 minutes or 1 hour on Casual difficulty and about 2 hours on Hard difficulty. Survival Mode is a little luck based, but you'll have no issue surviving for over 15 minutes. Surviving for over 5 minutes with the Pistols will take luck and a little bit of skill. It's still very manageable though. The most annoying trophy is killing 1,000,000 monsters as there is no way to track how many aliens you've killed in this game at all. This will mean you'll end up replaying the Campaign over and over again until the trophy pops for you.
Difference Between the Male and Female Characters:
- Has more Life Points
- Has more Stamina
- Has more Speed
- Has more Accuracy
With the above information we can see that the female is the overall strongest character in terms of damage. Accuracy also increases weapon based damage in this game. She's also much faster than the Male. Only main difference of the Male is that he has much more Health and can carry more ammunition unlike the Female character.
Always Check Boxes and Look for Secrets:
Do this in the very beginning as it will help you along the way in later missions. Destroying boxes will give you additional lives, restore health packs, extra money, ammunition for varies weapons, armor, rescue bags (a med kit), and sometimes a drone or an immortality ball. Destroying these boxes only takes at few seconds, but it'll make the game much easier.
Try to save your money for the best Gun:
Saving money is very important for this game. In the game store at the end of every level, don't purchase any weapons, ammo, armor, upgrades, etc. There is no point in purchasing every weapon because you can find them within levels. Only the Magma Rifle is worth buying because it's the 2nd best weapon in the game. It's the best at long range combat and cost $25,400 to purchase.
Additionally, I do recommend that you fully upgrade your accuracy first, so you can kill monsters much faster and easier.
Shooting through walls will be helpful in later Levels:
The Flame Thrower is the strongest weapon in the game, but you don't need to buy this at all because you'll find it later on. It's the strongest melee weapon and is capable of shooting through walls. This will make hard difficulty a little bit easier for you if you abuse it during right situations. Another weapon that can shoot through the walls is the Freeze Rifle, but it's much weaker.
Don't be afraid to jump into a horde of monsters:
This might sound reckless and insane, but can be quite effective in both Campaign and Survival Modes. Killing monsters will sometimes cause them to drop random items such as armor, health, or an Invulnerability. There is always a chance that an Invulnerability will drop and when it does. Try to pick it up and the monsters on your screen won't be able to hurt or kill you. It last only a few seconds but while you're immortality. Kill them all as best as you can, like using a Flame Thrower right next to them. Also, don't forget to pick up any health packs or armor that you see drop.
Step 0: Complete a level without taking damage
Start a New Game and select "The Beginning" Campaign story on Causal Difficulty. Follow the tutorial instructions and find a way into the secret base. Kill the 6 aliens in this tutorial without taking any damage.
Doing this step without taking any damage will unlock:
Step 1: Complete the "The Beginning" Campaign without dying once on Casual Difficulty
This is an extremely easy step and it should only take you roughly 1 hour and a half if it's your first time playing Alien Shooter. If you're experienced, then this step will only take you 30-45 minutes. Your primary objective here is to complete the game without dying once. I recommend that you use the Female character because she'll kill monsters much faster and with better accuracy. Use this playthrough to familiarize yourself with the levels, the secrets, and when to purchase upgrades from the store.
Completing this step without dying once will unlock:
To the Teeth
Two of Every Beast
Step 2: Complete the "The Beginning" Campaign on Hard Difficulty
During this step, you're required to complete the "The Beginning" Campaign on Hard difficulty. On Hard, monsters will do more damage to you, your weapons are much weaker than before, and acid/explosion damage has been increased. I do recommend that you do this step with the Male character because he has much more health and can live much longer than the Female character. During your playthrough, try to max out your Accuracy immediately and save your money for the Magma Minigun as soon as possible. Try to get as many secret areas you can to help yourself make it through this playthrough. Once you've purchased the Magma Minigun it'll be smooth sailing through the rest of Hard.
Completing this step will unlock:
Step 3: Obtain all Survival Mode related trophies
Survival Mode can really be played at any point of time. In Survival Mode you can choose to pick either the Male or Female character much like you can in the Campaign. Survival Mode has three trophies that you can earn. which is related to doing the following things:
- Survive 5 minutes in Survival mode
- Survive 5 minutes in Survival mode using pistols only
- Survive 15 minutes in Survival mode
I personally recommend that you use the Female character for the 5 minutes pistols only and use the Male character for the surviving 15 minutes trophy. This step isn't really difficult at all, but it can take a little bit of luck from the random drops. For more information about Survival Mode, please refer to the trophy guide section.
Competing this step will grant you:
Step 4: Grinding out the 1,000,000 Monsters Kill trophy
This is the most timing consuming step where you'll need to kill 1 million monsters. Now as said before in the above introduction, there is no tracking system at all in this game. You'll never know how close or how far you are to reaching the amount required. Thankfully, there is a few things you can do to help in obtaining this trophy, so please refer to the trophy guide section for more information.
This final step will take you hundreds of hours to achieve, but in the end you should unlock:
[PST Would Like To Thank Blaze Naruto Shippuden for this Roadmap]