Good morning folk!
I managed to 1CC Experience on Saturday, and am now playing Veteran (Can get to World 5 on 1 Credit no problem).
I figured out why I was struggling, it wasn’t the difficulty– it was trying to process all the information on the screen too quickly without understanding what was really going on!
First the visuals, sometimes there is simply too much going and changing the bullet colour has helped me immensely. Also at times I would get stuck in what is not an obvious gap due to the amount of action on the screen. Second was the sound, despite a few bugs, headphones made a huge difference in distinguishing effects which added another level of awareness during my game play.
Difficulty wise. I practiced Experience, and really it was always down to the bosses. Getting to the boss was no issue, but my aim was to beat each of the bosses using just the pea shooter, no secondary weapon, basic dash, and after 35 credits, I did it. (Most spent on AI boss).
Saying this, losing your power ups etc at the latter stages of the game remains brutal. I have been playing World 6 on Veteran, and each level with a pea shooter is a challenge beyond belief.
By the way, I think it is level 6-9 where you respawn bang in the center of a laser - killing you instantly.
Looking forward to 1CC in Veteran!