Darius Cozmic Collection Console Trophy Guide

Game: Darius Cozmic Collection Console
Peripherals: –
Time to 100%: 15 Hours
Difficulty: 5/10
Missable trophies: None (working with save)
Author: Knoef_NL and Matt Knight

Welcome to the trophy guide for Darius Cozmic Collection Console. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Stage 0 – Basic gameplay tips


  1. Don’t die
    Save every so often, so that you can reload your save file once you die. Doing this will prevent you from running out of continues.
  2. Keeping your power ups active
    Another great reason for reloading your save file is to keep your power ups active! Certain enemies drop them when killed. These power ups will significantly increase your damage output.
  3. Game difficulty
    Every game has the option to put the game difficulty on easy. This will make the game a bit easier!
  4. Key Binding
    Make sure to put the “X” button on “Missile+”Bomb” setting, so both weapons fire when pressing a single button.

Stage 1 – Sagaia (Sega Genesis)


All related trophies to “Sagaia (Sega Genesis)” have been marked orange.
All related trophies can be earned by playing the following zones:

A → B → D → H → L → R → X
Zone “X” contains a special boss that needs to be defeated.

After completing the normal mode, you will also need to complete the “special mode”. For more information on this, refer to the “Special Mode Cleared” trophy.

The path to zone “X”

Stage 2 – Sagaia (Sega Master Systems)


All related trophies to “Sagaia (Sega Master System)” have been marked blue. Almost the same game as Sagaia (Sega Genesis), but in 8-bit. In terms of time to complete a level, it’s a bit shorter. The following path is recommended:
A → B → D → E → G → H → J

You should not have too many problems with the bosses, as they are the same as in Sagaia (Sega Genesis). The 8-bit part makes the game a bit slower, giving you more time to react.

Stage 3 – Darius Alpha (PC Engine)


All related trophies to “Darius Alpha (PC Engine)” have been marked green. The same game as Darius Plus in terms of boss fights & gameplay mechanics. The trophies in this game are focussed on killing end bosses, and not clearing any specific zone. You can therefor select any zones you want in your playthrough.

Stage 4 – Darius Twin (SNES)


All related trophies to “Darius Twin (SNES)” have been marked pink.
In terms of paths towards the end, you can select any zones you want to play.

Stage 5 – Darius Plus (PC Engine)


All related trophies to “Darius Plus (PC Engine)” have been marked purple.

The same game as Darius Alpha in terms of boss fights & gameplay mechanics. In terms of paths towards the end, you can select any levels you want.

Stage 6 – Darius Force (SFC)


All related trophies to “Darius Force (SFC)” have been marked red.
Darius Force has 3 endings, and 3 trophies tied to it. You are only able to complete one ending in each playthrough. To save time, it’s essential to save at certain points, to reload them after completion.

Take the following paths, and reload where stated:
Path #1 A → C → F → I (Make a save) → L
Path #2 I (Reload save) → K (Make a save) → N
Path #3 K (Reload save) → M → O

Saves are best made just after completing the boss fight! Be quick however, as time is limited.

Path to “O”.

Trophies


 We Have Finally Regained Darius!
Unlocked all trophies.

Thank god for save states, congrats on your platinum and thanks for looking at our guide.


 Special Mode Cleared
Clear Special Mode
(Sagaia – SEGA GENESIS
)

Load up Sagaia (Sega Genesis), press R1 to skip the intro and get to the title screen. Press Circle button 12 times until Special Mode is displayed in white text at the bottom of the title screen.

Now press R1 to start the game.

During the special mode you will be playing the following zones:
A → B → C → D → E → F → G → H → I → J → K → L

Many zones are different from the non-special mode. Most of them are short and contain a mini-boss and boss only.


 Cuttle fish Defeated
Defeat Boss 16: Cuttle Fish
Darius Alpha


Boss 16 (Cuttle Fish)
Get in close range to his top tentacle and destroy it as quick as possible. Then just pace left and right along the top of the screen, dropping bombs on his other tentacle and mouth while avoiding any projectiles.


 Score 500,000 Points in Four-Minute Time Trial.
Rack up 500.000 points in the four-minute time trial mode.
Darius Alpha


In the menu select the bottom option, 4min Time Trial.
For this trophy you will need to kill 4 bosses in a row, without dying (or saving) once. If you die, your power-ups will be gone. Keep in mind that there is a 4 minute countdown, and you can’t slack!

Boss 1 (King Fossil)
Stay towards the upper level, just behind his head and destroy his upper fin.
Then go down and shoot his face and destroy his lower fin.

Don’t move too much, as this will make dodging his projectiles easier.

Boss 2 (Electric Fan)
Keep your ship the same level as his face, and keep shooting it. Doing this will dodge his blue lasers.
The little projectiles should be destroyed automatically by your bombs.

Boss 3 (Big Rajarnn)
Destroy both yellow engines, on the left and right of his face. Try do dodge the yellow projectiles to your best ability.

Boss 4 (Little stripes)
Destroy both wings, then shoot his face. At this point you will have a gray shield, which can take a lot of his projectiles. Dodging is always better!


 Boss Rush Cleared
Clear Boss Rush Mode
Darius Force


This trophy refers to the game Darius Force. When the Taito logo is on screen, press R1 8 times. Go to options, set the difficulty to Easy and lives to 5. Select Start Game. Choose your ship. When the game screen starts it will display in white text “Wow!! You have discovered Boss Endurance Mode.” Save your game. Now complete this mode for the trophy.


 Round 7 Cleared
Clear Zone Z, V, W, X, Y, Z, or V.
Darius Plus


Boss 7 (Green Coronatus-w)
Keep shooting at his face and tail to inflict damage.

Use many saves, as dodging in this fight is really hard.
There is a way of avoiding most the projectiles by moving in a square anti-clockwise shape. See this video for a guide.


 King Fossil Defeated
Defeat Boss 1: King Fossil
Darius Alpha


Boss 1 (King Fossil)
Stay towards the upper level, just behind his head and destroy his upper fin.
Then go down and shoot his face and destroy his lower fin.

Don’t move too much, as this will make dodging his projectiles easier.


 Electric Fan Defeated
Defeat Boss 2: Electric Fan
Darius Alpha


Boss 2 (Electric Fan)
Keep your ship the same level as his face, and keep shooting it. Doing this will dodge his blue lasers.
The little projectiles should be destroyed automatically by your bombs.


 Big Rajarnn Defeated
Defeat Boss 3: Big Rajarnn
Darius Alpha


Boss 3 (Big Rajarnn)
Destroy both yellow engines, on the left and right of his face. try do dodge the yellow projectiles to your best ability.


 Little Stripes Defeated
Defeat Boss 4: Little Stripes
Darius Alpha


Boss 4 (Little stripes)
Destroy both wings, then shoot his face. At this point you will have a grey shield, which can take a lot of his projectiles. Dodging is always better!


 Dual Shears Defeated
Defeat Boss 5: Dual Shears
Darius Alpha 


Boss 5 (Dual Shears)
Stay at the top of the screen and drop bombs down on his claws. Once both are destroyed move in front of him and shoot his face while dodging projectiles.


 Guard Savage Defeated
Defeat Boss 6: Guard Savage
Darius Alpha


Boss 6 (Guard Savage)
Start above him and drop bombs on his fins. As he moves up to you move down the screen while constantly shooting. He will follow you, so move back upwards all while shooting his mouth and fins when possible. Keep repeating this pattern, which will also helps avoid his forward dash.


 Red Crab Defeated
Defeat Boss 7: Red Crab
Darius Alpha 


Boss 7 (Red Crab)
To begin with, drop bombs on his large left claw, once that is destroyed stay in the centre of the screen, drop bombs on him and dodge his jump. Most of the projectiles will also get destroyed by your bombs but move to the left slightly to avoid and shoot any that remain.


 Hard Mollusk Defeated
Defeat Boss 8: Hard Mollusk
Darius Alpha


Boss 8 (Hard Mollusk)
Stay on the far left, moving up and down to avoid projectiles but constantly shooting his head.


 Tough Spring Defeated
Defeat Boss 9: Tough Spring
Darius Alpha 


Boss 9 (Tough Spring)
Stay on the far left, moving up and down to avoid projectiles but constantly shooting his head.


 Keen Bayonet Defeated
Defeat Boss 10: Keen Bayonet
Darius Alpha


Boss 10 (Keen Bayonet)
Stay on the far left, moving up and down to avoid projectiles but constantly shooting. Shoot his 2 fins and then his mouth.


 My Home Daddy Defeated
Defeat Boss 11: My Home Daddy
Darius Alpha


Boss 11 (My Home Daddy)
Stay on the far left, moving up and down to avoid projectiles but constantly shooting the top of his shell, you will see a beam charge up at the top just before it fires, quickly move in one direction to avoid being hit by it. Once that is destroyed move in to just above his head and drop bombs into his face or just continue moving up and down while shooting, to help avoid his forward dash.


 Mystic Power Defeated
Defeat Boss 12: Mystic Power
Darius Alpha


Boss 12 (Mystic Power)
Stay in the top left of the screen moving left and right to keep your bombs in line with his face (situated at the bottom of his shell).


 Fire Star Defeated
Defeat Boss 13: Fire Star
Darius Alpha


Boss 13 (Fire Star)
Get in close and destroy the bottom and left points of the starfish. Now aim for the centre. While dodging any projectiles, get some shots in at the top and bottom right points.


 Green Coronatus Defeated
Defeat Boss 14: Green Coronatus
Darius Alpha


Boss 14 (Green Coronatus)
Shoot the top his head and his tail.
There is a way of avoiding most the projectiles by moving in a square anti-clockwise shape. See this video for a guide.


 Octopus Defeated
Defeat Boss 15: Octopus
Darius Alpha


Boss 15 (Octopus)
You have to destroy each of it’s legs. The front three can be destroyed by dropping bombs from a height.


 Round 1 Cleared
Clear zone A.
Darius Plus 


Boss 1 (King Fossil)
Stay towards the upper level, just behind his head and destroy his upper fin.
Then go down and shoot his face and destroy his lower fin.

Don’t move too much, as this will make dodging his projectiles easier.


 Round 2 Cleared
Clear Zone B or C
Darius Plus 


Boss 2 (Electric Fan)
Keep the ship the same level as his face, and keep shooting it. Doing this will dodge his blue lasers. The little projectiles should be destroyed automatically by your bombs.


 Round 3 Cleared
Clear Zone D, E or F
Darius Plus 


Boss 3 (Big Rajarnn)
Destroy both yellow engines, on the left and right of his face. try do dodge the yellow projectiles to your best ability.


 Round 4 Cleared
Clear Zone G, H, I, or J
Darius Plus


Boss 4 (Little stripes)
Destroy both fins, then shoot his face.


 Round 5 Cleared
Clear Zone K, L, M, N or O
Darius Plus


Boss 5 (Tough Spring-L)
Shoot on his face while dodging the projectiles. At a given moment, it will start spawning little creeps. Kill those as fast as possible. Otherwise they will become projectiles, which are hard to dodge.


 Round 6 Cleared
Clear Zone P, Q, R, S, T, or U
Darius Plus 


Boss 6 (Fire star-R)
Kill the left and upper hand first. Then destroy the bottom two hands. The right hand should be destroyed last.
Once all 5 have been killed, focus on the mouth.


 Round 1 Cleared
Clear Zone A.
Sagaia (Sega Genesis) 


Keep on the same level as his face, while hitting his face. Being on the same level, should dodge his lasers and projectiles automatically


 Round 2 Cleared
Clear zone B or C
Sagaia (Sega Genesis)
 

First thing you need to do is kill the antenna that shoots of the little projectiles. After it’s destroyed, keep shooting at his face. He will only fire lasers now, which are quite easy to dodge.


 Round 3 Cleared
Clear zone D, E, or F
Sagaia (Sega Genesis)
 

A giant snake that will charge towards you. To dodge this move, keep moving up or downwards, depending on your position. Standing still or moving too late will certainly get you killed. As for killing him, just keep hitting it anywhere on his body, including his tail.


 Round 4 Cleared
Clear zone G, H, I, or J
Sagaia (Sega Genesis) 


Firstly, kill of all the rotating balls! Once done, keep a bit above his laser to dodge them easy. Keep aiming for the head, while dodging the projectiles that it fires.


 Round 5 Cleared
Clear round K, L, M, N, or O
Sagaia (Sega Genesis)


A giant needle bomb. Firstly, destroy the 4 grabbing hooks. It’s important to destroy the left ones first. It’s important to dodge late, otherwise those tentacles will hit you.

Next, keep hitting the brain while the shell tries to attack you. Once the shell stops moving, it’s about to charge. Change position once it charges.


 Round 6 Cleared
Clear zone P, Q, R, S, T, or U
Sagaia (Sega Genesis) 


A giant octopus. Kill all his tentacles without moving. Your power-ups should be able to destroy his projectiles faster than it can fire them. Once destroyed, move in closely and aim at the head. Few enemies will spawn, destroy them instantly and dodge the projectiles they spawn.


 Round 7 Cleared
Clear zone Z, V, W, X, Y, Z, or V
Sagaia (Sega Genesis)


A yellow snake that will detach it’s head. Keep shooting at his head, while dodging the projectiles. After a bit, it will turn sides. Keep this in mind, while navigating. This trophy should pop together with “Defeated Nehonogia” .


 Defeated Nehonogia
Defeat the console exclusive boss, Nehonogia in zone X.
Sagaia (Sega Genesis) 


A yellow snake that will detach it’s head. Keep shooting at his head, while dodging the projectiles. After a bit, it will turn sides. Keep this in mind, while navigating. This trophy should pop together with “Round 7 cleared”.

Found at Zone X

 Round 1 Cleared
Clear Zone A
Sagaia (Sega Master System)


Keep on the same level as his face, while hitting his face. Being on the same level, should dodge his lasers and projectiles automatically.


 Round 2 Cleared
Clear Zone B or C
Sagaia (Sega Master System)


First thing you need to do is kill the antenna that shoots of the little projectiles. After it’s destroyed, keep shooting at his face. He will only fire lasers now, which are quite easy to dodge.


 Round 3 Cleared
Clear Zone D
Sagaia (Sega Master System)


A giant snake that will charge towards you. To dodge this move, keep moving up or downwards, depending on your position. Standing still or moving too late will certainly get you killed. As for killing him, just keep hitting it anywhere on his body, including his tail.


 Round 4 Cleared
Clear Zone E or F
Sagaia (Sega Master System)


Firstly, kill of all the rotating balls! Once done, keep a bit above his laser to dodge them easy. Keep aiming for the head, while dodging the projectiles that it fires.


 Round 5 Cleared
Clear Zone G 
Sagaia (Sega Master System)


A giant needle bomb. Firstly, destroy the 4 grabbing hooks. It’s important to destroy the left ones first. It’s important to dodge late, otherwise those tentacles will hit you.

Next, keep hitting the brain while the shell tries to attack you. Once the shell stops moving, it’s about to charge. Change position once it charges


 Round 6 Cleared
Clear Zone H or I 
Sagaia (Sega Master System)


A giant octopus. Kill all his tentacles without moving. Your power-ups should be able to destroy his projectiles faster than it can fire them. Once destroyed, move in closely and aim at the head. Few enemies will spawn, destroy them instantly and dodge the projectiles they spawn.


 Round 7 Cleared
Clear Zone J, K, or L.
Sagaia (Sega Master System)


A yellow snake that will detach it’s head. Keep shooting at his head, while dodging the projectiles. After a bit, it will turn sides. Keep this in mind, while navigating.


 Round 1 Cleared
Clear Zone A
Darius Twin (SNES)


The boss in Zone A is a fish. Keep flying on the same level as its mouth. The bigger projectiles can be shot, the smaller need to be dodges. All with all, you only need to move a little.

Keep shooting until “Killer Higia” is destroyed.


 Round 2 Cleared
Clear Zone B or C
Darius Twin (SNES)


The boss in Zone B spawns 2 bosses in one bossfight. You will be facing the queen and the emperor.

Switch between them, as you can only damage them when they shoot back (mouth open).

Don’t move too much, as dodging the projectiles is fairly easy.


 Round 3 Cleared
Clear Zone D
Darius Twin (SNES) 


The boss in Zone D is a giant octopus. Dodge his projectiles while shooting at his eyes. Once in a while, he will throw out a hook. This can be dodges, as it travels fairly slow.


 Round 4 Cleared
Clear zone E or F
Darius Twin (SNES)


Zone E contains a lobster as the final boss. Firstly, kill his scissors. Once destroyed, fly above him and hit him with your bullets that you shoot downwards. Just keep doing this, as he can’t hit you at that spot.


 Round 5 Cleared
Clear Zone G, H, or I
Darius Twin (SNES)


Zone G contains a seahorse as its final boss. Dodge his projectiles, and kill the little seahorses that it spawns. Keep shooting towards its body to inflict damage.


 Round 6 Cleared
Clear Zone J or K
Darius Twin (SNES)


Zone J contains a turtle as its final boss. Shoot at his head to inflict damage. If it comes towards you, fly behind it to dodge all projectiles. Now go back at shooting his head. Repeat until defeated.


 Round 7 Cleared
Clear Zone L
Darius Twin (SNES)


The final level (Zone L) is a bit different. The standard enemies have been upgrades to mini-bosses, and will provide a serious challenge to reach the final bosses.

Boss #1:
An Anglerfish (fish with a light). Shoot at his angler, making him shoot fewer projectiles. Then proceed to shoot his face.

In the second stage you will need to circle around him, then shoot all the enemies he spawns.

Boss #2:
A Seal. Keep shooting at his face while also destroying the projectiles. Once he gets close, fly behind him to dodge the projectiles.


 Round 1 Cleared
Clear zone A
Darius Force (SFC)


Zone A Boss (Biohazard)
Stay at the top and drop bombs from above his head to destroy his arm. Then move to the left and shoot his body.


 Round 2 Cleared
Clear zone B or C
Darius Force (SFC)
 

Zone B and C Boss (Mudy Crystal)
From the middle left of the screen shoot his arm, continue shooting it if/when it retracts into his body. Shoot his head. Try to avoid shooting the green projectiles as they split into bullets.


 Round 3 Cleared
Clear Zone D, E, or F
Darius Force (SFC)


Zone E Boss (Thunderbolt Fans)
From the left of the screen, press square and X to shoot with line bullets, as these are the only bullets able to reach the back part of the boss. When the boss moves towards you fly downwards and go around him. When the boss separates, press x to use bombs and stay in the top left so you can hit the smaller part that is now behind you. Once destroyed move to the top right and continue using bombs to shoot his head, you will have to move out to the left slightly but move back into the corner when he gets close.

Zone F Boss (Spiral Snail)
Stay at the bottom left of the screen throughout, the shell will spin and then charge left. Shoot the top of the snail once the shell separates, and finally just shoot the snail’s body.


 Round 4 Cleared
Clear Zone G, H, or I
Darius Force (SFC)


Zone G and I Boss (Icthyion)
From the left of the screen, hold square and aim at his head. This will also destroy the tentacle/arm, continue shooting head, move up and down to avoid projectiles.



 Round 5 Cleared
Clear Zone J or K
Darius Force (SFC)  


Zone J Boss (Stealthier)
Use square and X weapon throughout, constantly shooting. Stay near the head in the bottom left corner, after it fires 2 shots from its head, move upwards over his body avoiding the columns. Make way back to his head. Repeat.

Zone K Boss (Stealther)
Same as above although instead of columns it will be missiles.


 Round 6 Cleared
Clear Zone M
Darius Force (SFC) 


Zone M Boss (Great Force)
Use square and x constantly. Aim for nose, circle around boss when he moves towards you. When it starts to fire a shock wave from its mouth, move above him and remain there, dropping bombs, and avoiding his forward dash.


 Zone L Cleared
Clear Zone L
Darius Force (SFC) 


Zone L Boss (Zandick II)
Stay in the middle left area of the screen, aim for his head. Don’t hit the rocks behind you as you are forced to move amongst them. Watch out for when the headbutts the rocks and breathes fire. Use wide shot weapon if you can’t get in line with his head.


 Zone N cleared
Clear Zone N
Darius Force (SFC)


Zone N Boss (Megolopros)
Shoot with spray weapon constantly while moving away from the boss. Watch out for projectiles. He will fire a group of lasers from his wings that you will see charging up beforehand. 


 Zone O cleared
Clear Zone O.
Darius Force (SFC)


Zone 0 Boss (Galst Vic)
Shoot constantly. Stay far left middle of the screen, avoiding projectiles. Shoot his arm then his head. Once it is defeated, go through the maze area. Make sure to save, because the maze is quite hard!
After the maze you will need to fight once more. Shoot head from the left and circle it when it approaches you.