Level 5 Analysis

By InfiariaInfiaria Last updated

The final level! This is the one where you dexterity is needed the most!

There are six symbols in the game:
→ (Red symbol)
↓ (Blue symbol)
Λ (Green symbol)
V (Yellow symbol)
֍(Lightning - clears one symbol off each ghost on screen and used at the end of the final boss sequence)
Note I can't find a Unicode character for lightning but you know what it looks like.
♥ (Heart - restores one heart)

Every level has a set of waves. The next wave appears when all the ghosts in the current wave are dead. However, some waves have timings so ghosts at a certain time - there's no way to speed this up. (a quite clear example of this is in Stage 2 before the boss) Therefore, you should focus on the last ghost(s) of a wave to get a good time. As general advice, you should just spam the symbol that comes next (you can look at this guide) and then read the rest.

The first ghost(s) in a wave is named Ghost 0.0s. If ghost(s) comes at a set time after these first ghost(s), it will be named after their respective times (e.g. Ghost 0.5s, Ghost 1.0s). These times are rounded to the nearest 1/10s due to awkward 30FPS recording. After you clear a wave, it takes 1.7±1.0s for the ghost(s) of the next wave to appear, whose level depends on certain stages, being hit by the last ghost, and if there is an upcoming boss.

I also recommend you play the game several times before reading this - that way you don't have to look at the reference every step of the way.

[Level 5]

Boss Stage 1
Ghost 0.0s¤: Λ
Ghost 0.2s¤: V
Ghost 0.3s¤: ↓
Ghost 0.3s¤: →
Ghost 0.6s¤: ↓
Ghost 0.6s¤: →
Ghost 0.6s¤ ¤¤: V
Boss: →↓→Λ→Λ→Λ֍
Strategy: →Λ↓V for the ghosts, I guess.
¤ Timed from boss appearance.

Boss Stage 2
Ghost 0.7s¤¤¤: ΛΛ
Ghost 0.7s¤¤¤: VV
Ghost 2.7s¤¤¤: ↓↓
Ghost 2.7s¤¤¤: →→
Ghost 4.7s¤¤¤: Λ
Ghost 4.7s¤¤¤: V↓
Boss: Λ↓→VΛ↓→V֍
Strategy: Ghost V↓ spawns off-screen so you can take it out early.

Boss Stage 3
Ghost 0.7s¤¤¤: Λ
Ghost 0.9s¤¤¤: V
Ghost 1.0s¤¤¤: ↓
Ghost 1.2s¤¤¤: →
Ghost 1.4s¤¤¤: ↓
Ghost 1.6s¤¤¤: →
Ghost 1.8s¤¤ ¤¤¤: Λ
Ghost 2.0s¤¤ ¤¤¤: V
Boss: VV→↓ VV→↓ ΛΛVV↓↓↓֍
Strategy: Ghosts here are fast so easy →↓ΛV. Then it's the final boss sequence -- if you're good enough, you should be able to take the boss out without losing a life!
¤¤ Spawns off-screen so I can't check.
¤¤¤ Timed from final boss pattern symbol

Notes:
• Don't choke 😛
• It takes 0.6s for the final boss to transition from ghosts to boss pattern.
• The time it takes to draw the final symbol to score screen is 14.0s

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