Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Use the Enemy's Own Missiles Against Them:
Note: This is only effective against enemy ground units. This is difficult to do and requires many practice runs.
If you find yourself with a missile being shot at you, try to boost to the nearest enemy ground unit. Then, slow down and make
sure not to go past the ground unit. As soon as you see the missile closing in on the radar, quickly boost towards the ground unit,
and time it so that the missile will go past you and into the enemy unit. This is possible to accomplish with a lot of practice, but
is extremely difficult to time correctly. Try using it on enemy ships first, as they are much larger than tanks. Then, work your way down
the size scale until you can use it against all enemy ground or sea units. This will save you missiles if your ammunition is low,
or you need to conserve as much as possible as in missions 16B, 12B, and 9.
Acquire Upgraded Fighters :
Unlock the F22A:
You must fly the fighter that you want the upgrade for and acquire enough kills for the unlock. For example, if you want the Super F-14, you must take out the F-14B, fly several missions, and acquire enough kills to get the F-14A. Take out the F-14A and fly several missions with it until you get enough kills to acquire the Super F-14. This applies to all aircraft.
Beat arcade mode.
Unlock the X-02:
Acquire everything but the Falken.
Unlock the Falken:
Get the missing parts from missions 12a, 12b, 16a, 16b, and 27a to unlock the Falken. You must destroy the hangar of each mission. For mission 12a, follow the river north, then go east at the fork in the river. You must be close for the hangar to show appear on radar. For mission 12b, after taking out the four radar sites, destroy enough targets and the hangar will show up near the smokestacks. The one in mission 16a is between the field HQ and the airfield. Mission 16b has it west of the river, between the airfield and oil refinery (south of the north-most river). The part on mission 27 is very close to the gun tower, in front of the tunnel.
Meet the following requirements in Campaign or Free Mission mode.
||Kill 200 enemies
||Kill 5 enemies with just your machine guns
||Get S rankings on every mission on Normal
||Kill 500 enemies
||Kill 15 enemies with just your machine guns
||Get S rankings on every mission on Hard
||Kill 1,000 enemies
||Protect the Kestral's fleet in Narrow Margin
||Kill 50 enemies with just your machine guns
||Get S rankings on every mission on Expert
||Get Perfects in every landing and refueling stage
||In missions 16A or 16B, only 3 friendlies can die
||On your second play, kill every named plane
||Kill 10 enemies that are locked-on to your wingmen
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