Log Post #2 of 2
From: warpio | Posted: 3/12/2018 09:53:00 PMUpdated: 3/12/2018 11:02:13 PM
|The story mode never really becomes hard until the Platinum league. By the time you get to the Gold league, there are usually some special conditions required to clear the challenges in addition to coming in 1st place... Meta Knight comes in for the Platinum League qualifiers, and some of the tournament staff waddle dee characters are cheering for him, while others are cheering for Pink Kirby. By the time you get to the qualifier match, most of them are cheering for Pink Kirby... and then when you get to the Platinum League, all of the characters in the hub are cheering for Pink Kirby.|
By the time the matches started getting hard, I mostly just sticked to using either Hammer or Sword ability. They're just so easy to use. Hammer does a ton of damage, and a single direct hit instantly makes your opponent stunned and able to be picked up, while Sword is better if you want to avoid stunning them in order to get them to 0 HP more quickly.
Apple Scramble and Rocket Rumble are the easiest of the battle modes, since the CPU usually just focuses on the apples/fuel and you can easily knock them out and steal their stuff. I also never really had trouble with Coin Clash or Attack Riders, both just require getting more coins than everyone else and then just flying around and avoiding getting hit. Crazy Theater can be tough in the Platinum league, the short timer makes it a bit chaotic. Robo Bonkers is really fun, and actually gets decently challenging in the Platinum League, it's a side-view stage where you rotate in 3D around a boss robot, and it's all about throwing missiles into the cannons to attack the boss. Ore Express is easy on Platinum mostly because the CPUs are really dumb in this and don't know how to hold a huge stack and throw them all into the cars really quickly. Flagball is my least favorite mode, it's again a 2D stage where you pick up the ball and try to throw it at your flag, and can sometimes pick up one of the flags and carry it around... it's really easy to accidentally score on your own flag.
After the championship battle, which Dedede participates in, Dedede refuses to award Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee with a cake until Kirby defeats him 1-on-1... but first you have to defeat him and his spear soldiers 1-on-3 in a regular battle match. This took me a few tries, and I had to use the hammer to beat it... and THEN you fight Dedede 1-on-1 in a match that's like Robo Bonkers with Dedede in a mech suit, and the colored Kirby's he sends out are the missiles you need to use to attack him. This final battle is actually easier than the normal Platinum league Robo Bonkers matches.
After beating the Story mode, and not doing anything else, I had 34320 points, more than enough to unlock every battle mode in the multiplayer mode, every ability, and some of the ability skins. Also among the abilities that are unlocked, you can also choose Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, and Dedede, and they're sort of the same as Spear, Sword, and Hammer abilities but with a differences in movement tech and maybe some attack differences.
Holy shit, the CPUs on level 5 are WAY harder than the Platinum league CPUs. I can't even beat them on the easy stuff like Ore Express. I tried every minigame against level 5 CPUs, and I only barely managed to beat them on Apple Scramble and Robo Bonkers... and one of the medals is "Win 10 battles in a row vs. all CPU Lv. 5 foes in a single-player battle"... yikes... I guess I'll try to 100% this game some time because it actually seems ridiculously hard now. The Cake Royale was very misleading and made me think I would be done with this game very quickly, and I already have 40% of the medals, but some of these other medals seems crazy.