- Estimated Trophy difficulty: N/A (personal estimate: 3/10)
- Offline trophies: 14 (11, 2, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 5 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 (2 recommended, chapter select available)
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty select
- Do trophies stack?: No stackable trophies
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes known
Introduction: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is part of the Short Peace project, a series consisting of four anime shorts, an introductory animation, as well as said game. You do not need to know the anime shorts to play the game, even though I'd heavily recommend you watch these if you have even the slightest interest in animation art. Also, looking at Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day alone you may be let down at how simple and short it is. It is but a part of a series of short movies (or in this case "short games") after all.
The game itself is easily described as a 2D Arcade Platformer. You run from left to right, using only jumps, slashes and shots/smart-bombs to fend off pursuers that serve as sort of a time limit when playing a level. No stage takes longer than 3 minutes, which adds up to less than half an hour of playtime.
You follow one day in the life of Ranko, a teenage girl who is living in an underground car garage and has set out to kill her father using a violin and wrestling. If you didn't guess by now: yes, this is the latest creation from the wicked mind of Suda 51. And boy, are you in for one hell of a ride. Even if you've played Suda games such as Killer 7, this game will leave you with a shaking head, wondering what the hell you just witnessed.
In general, the trophy descriptions are very straight forward. You will notice however that in the Roadmap the trophies are listed from bottom to top (compared to how they're listed in the XMB). This is because this is the recommended order in which you should go for these trophies.
Step 1: Play through the game
With only half an hour of playtime, the game is very short. Adding all movie sequences and several retries during your first playthrough, you will still only need an hour or two to complete the game. Do not worry about any collectibles just yet. The game doesn't track which you collected, and even the ones you did collect will respawn when replaying a level. So ignore everything for now and just play the game to not only unlock chapter select for all stages, but also the following trophies:
Who's Up for Seconds?
Most likely, you will also by pure chance get:
Get Off My Lawn!
Optionally, when you die, you can exit the game through the XMB, restart and continue (refer to Step 5 and the trophy description) to also get the trophy Longest Day, awarded for not dying. As the game is very short, personally I'd recommend you save this one until last and just enjoy the mayhem.
Step 2: Stage related trophies
After beating the game, you can replay any level through chapter select. Do so for the following trophies:
Get Off My Lawn! (if not already achieved)
Speed Demon (if not already achieved)
Look, Mom! No Guns!
Step 3: Boss related trophies
This is where your trophy hunt will become a bit more challenging. You will now replay boss stages for the following trophies:
The Shortest Day
Step 4: Collect all boxes
Hidden throughout most levels are white gift boxes with red ribbons. As mentioned before, the game does not track what you did and did not collect. The extras menu merely hints at how many boxes you collected, but not in which level or how many boxes there are in total. In fact, when replaying a level all boxes will respawn. Collecting all boxes will give you:
Step 5: Play through the game without dying
It is possible to not die when beating the game for the first time. So if you followed the XMB trick or even got this by pure luck, then grats, you're done! If not, then this is the time for your second full playthrough. As by now you should understand the stages and game flow, this will be significantly easier when saved for last. If you do this the legit way, it may still take a few tries, but as the game is short it still won't be as tough as it will be repetitive (i.e. until you know the layout of each map by heart). The single trophy earned in this step is:
The Longest Day
[PST Would Like to Thank Shabadoo_Shrimp for this Roadmap]