Project Starship X Trophy Guide

Game: Project Starship X
Peripherals: –
Time to platinum: 30 mins – 1 hour
Difficulty: 3/10
Missable trophies: None.
Trophies: 1 , 11 , 8 , 0
Author: Matt

Welcome to the trophy guide for Project Starship X. 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 1 – Intro.


Welcome to our guide for Project Starship X, published by EastAsiaSoft and designed by the talented Matthew Godwarf from Panda Indie Studio. Project Starship X is a fun roguelike vertical scrolling shoot-em-up with an easy trophy list.

Garret Zeppola is the best pilot to play as overall, but John Johnson is also recommended due to being stronger but slightly slower, meaning easier to control, especially with performing the X Maneuver/dash attacks.
Hold X at all times to shoot. Press Square to perform the X maneuver once it is charged up. Double-tap square for a bomb (not really needed) and pause the game to see your loadout.

Message from Developer – “Don’t consider the achievements as an indication that the game is over. There is a lot more to it.”

Trophies


The main trophy to aim for is X Maneuver Lvl 3 where you have to use the X Maneuver/dash ability 100 times in a single session. The majority of the other trophies will pop while aiming for this.
In a single session, focus on:
Using the X Maneuver 100 times
Crash-Kill 20 enemies (Use X Maneuver on an enemy)
Kill 4 bosses
Kill 100 enemies
Collect 200 coins
Scoring 200,000 points or more

The only other trophy is for finding a secret. The secret entrance can be found at the start of Level 2, enter a green pipe with an IN arrow pointing inside it, use the X Maneuvre/Dash ability to enter it for the Secret found! trophy. If you beat the entire game, on the second run, the secrets will appear in many more places and not just on Level 2.

Trophies


Hero Smasher
Unlock all other trophies.

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Crash-Kill Lvl 3
Crash-Kill 20 enemies in a single playthrough.

Your ship will have a circular type shield around it that charges up, it only takes a few seconds, once it has charged it will say X Ready! in the text above your ship, you can now perform the X Maneuver by pressing Square and your ship will dash forwards. Once it is charged and you are close enough to an enemy, a retractor beam will appear connecting you to the enemy. When you press Square you will crash-kill the enemy. Do this 20 times in a single playthrough to earn this trophy.


Highscorer Lvl 3
Score 200,000 points or more.

Points are earned by killing enemies and collecting coins. Coins are worth 10 points and a typical enemy is worth 25, getting a crash-kill will earn you more points. Getting a kill streak, by killing enemies in quick succession, or collecting coins will multiply your score, and an X4, for example, will be displayed at the top of the screen next to your score. The multiplication will slowly drop if you do not get a kill or collect a coin for a short time. This trophy may pop around level 3.


Highscorer Lvl 2
Score 50,000 points or more.

Points are earned by killing enemies and collecting coins. Coins are worth 10 points and a typical enemy is worth 25, getting a crash-kill will earn you more points. Getting a kill streak, by killing enemies in quick succession, or collecting coins will multiply your score, and an X4, for example, will be displayed at the top of the screen next to your score. The multiplication will slowly drop if you do not get a kill or collect a coin for a short time. This trophy may pop around level 1.


X Maneuver Lvl 3
Perform the X Maneuver 100 times in a single playthrough

Your ship will have a circular type shield around it that charges up, it only takes a few seconds, once it has charged it will say X Ready! in the text above your ship, you can now perform the X Maneuver by pressing Square and your ship will dash forwards. Do this 100 times in one single playthrough to earn this trophy.
See video gameplay of when this trophy was earned using John Johnson.

Perform the X Maneuver 100 times.

Boss Killer Lvl 3
Kill 4 bosses in a single playthrough.

Although the levels are randomly generated, you will always face the same boss at the end. Remain at the bottom center of the screen and constantly shoot the boss to deplete its health, dodging any projectiles. Press square to dash through any projectiles that you can’t fly around, but hold down on L3 so that you instantly get back into position and move away from the boss. If a group of exclamation marks appears where you are situated it means an enemy is about to appear there and you need to move. You will face 2 bosses at the end of Level 1. The boss at the end of the “run and jump” level, where your dash ability is replaced with a jump, can easily be killed by dashing onto the switch behind him once he is stunned, making him fall.


Secret Found!
It’s not a pipe!

The secret entrance can be found at the start of Level 2, Enter a green pipe with an IN arrow pointing inside it, use the X Maneuver/Dash ability to enter it to earn this trophy. If you beat the entire game, on the second run, the secrets will appear in many more places and not just on Level 2.
The example in the footage below is at the start of Stage 2.


Gatherer Lvl 3
Collect 200 Coins in a single playthrough

Gold coins can be found randomly floating in levels or are dropped from killed enemies. Fly into them to collect them. Your total is displayed at the top of the screen below your score. Collect 200 in one single playthrough to earn this trophy. You can spend the coins in the in-game shop that appears at the end of a level by dashing into the object you want to purchase.


Killer Lvl 3
Kill 100 enemies in a single playthrough.

Enemies are killed by being shot at or crash-killed (X Maneuver). Hold x at all times to shoot. Press square to perform the X maneuver once it’s charged up. Double-tap square for a bomb. Collecting powerups like the emp, which clears the screen, will also help towards this trophy. This trophy will more than likely pop before reaching the end of level 2.


Crash-Kill Lvl 1
Crash-Kill 5 enemies in a single playthrough

Your ship will have a circular type shield around it that charges up, it only takes a few seconds, once it has charged it will say X Ready! in the text above your ship, you can now perform the X Manoeuvre by pressing square and your ship will dash forwards. Once it is charged and you are close enough to an enemy, a retractor beam will appear connecting you to the enemy, when you press square you will crash-kill the enemy. Do this 5 times in a single playthrough to earn this trophy.


Crash-Kill Lvl 2
Crash-Kill 10 enemies in a single playthrough

Your ship will have a circular type shield around it that charges up, it only takes a few seconds, once it has charged it will say X Ready! in the text above your ship, you can now perform the X Manoeuvre by pressing square and your ship will dash forwards. Once it is charged and you are close enough to an enemy, a retractor beam will appear connecting you to the enemy, when you press square you will crash-kill the enemy. Do this 10 times in a single playthrough to earn this trophy.


 

Gatherer Lvl 1
Collect 50 Coins in a single playthrough

Gold coins can be found randomly floating amongst levels or are dropped from killed enemies. Simply fly into them to collect them. Your total is displayed at the top of the screen below your score. Collect 50 in one single playthrough to earn this trophy. You can spend the coins in the in-game shop, that appears at the end of a level, by dashing into the object you want to purchase.


Boss Killer Lvl 2
Kill 2 bosses in a single playthrough

Although the levels are randomly generated you will always face the same boss at the end. Remain at the bottom center of the screen and constantly shoot the boss to deplete its health, dodging any projectiles. Press square to dash through any projectiles that you can’t fly around, but hold down on L3 so that you instantly get back into position and move away from the boss. If a group of exclamation marks appears where you are situated it means an enemy is about to appear there and you need to move. You will face 2 bosses at the end of Level 1.


Killer Lvl 2
Kill 50 enemies in a single playthrough

Enemies are killed by being shot at or crash killed (X maneuver). Hold x at all times to shoot. Press square to perform the X maneuver once it’s charged up. Double-tap square for a bomb. Collecting powerups like the emp, which clears the screen, will also help towards this trophy. This trophy will more than likely pop before reaching the end of level 2.


X Maneuver Lvl 1
Perform the X Maneuver 10 times in a single playthrough

Your ship will have a circular type shield around it that charges up, it only takes a few seconds, once it has charged it will say X Ready! in the text above your ship, you can now perform the X Manoeuvre by pressing square and your ship will dash forwards. Do this 10 times in a single playthrough to earn this trophy.


X Maneuver Lvl 2
Perform the X Maneuver 25 times in a single playthrough

Your ship will have a circular type shield around it that charges up, it only takes a few seconds, once it has charged it will say X Ready! in the text above your ship, you can now perform the X Manoeuvre by pressing square and your ship will dash forwards. Do this 25 times in a single playthrough to earn this trophy.


Killer Lvl 1
Kill 25 enemies in a single playthrough

Enemies are killed by being shot at or crash killed (X maneuver). Hold x at all times to shoot. Press square to perform the X maneuver once it’s charged up. Double-tap square for a bomb. Collecting powerups like the emp, which clears the screen, will also help towards this trophy. This trophy will more than likely pop before reaching the end of level 1.


Highscorer Lvl 1
Score 25,000 points or more

Points are earned by killing enemies and collecting coins. Coins are worth 10 points and a typical enemy is worth 25, getting a crash-kill will earn you more points. Getting a kill streak, by killing enemies in quick succession, or collecting coins will multiply your score, and an x4, for example, will be displayed at the top of the screen next to your score. The multiplication will slowly drop if you don’t get a kill or collect a coin for a short time. This trophy may pop around level 1.


Gatherer Lvl 2
Collect 100 Coins in a single playthrough

Gold coins can be found randomly floating amongst levels or are dropped from killed enemies. Simply fly into them to collect them. Your total is displayed at the top of the screen below your score. Collect 100 in one single playthrough to earn this trophy. You can spend the coins in the in-game shop, that appears at the end of a level, by dashing into the object you want to purchase.


 

Boss Killer Lvl 1
Kill 1 boss in a single playthrough

You will face a boss at the end of a level. Remain at the bottom center of the screen and constantly shoot the boss to deplete its health, dodging any projectiles. Press square to dash through any projectiles that you can’t fly around, but hold down on L3 so that you instantly get back into position and move away from the boss. If a group of exclamation marks appears where you are situated it means an enemy is about to appear there and you need to move.