Super Stardust Ultra Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A twin-stick shoot ’em up and revamp of the original 2007 Super Stardust HD on the PS3. The road to the Platinum is short but requires some serious skills.
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Super Stardust Ultra
Super Stardust Ultra is a twin-stick shoot ‘em up and a revamp of the original Super Stardust HD released on the PlayStation 3 in 2007. Players control a space fighter and can move in any direction over a spherical world, while firing at numerous enemies. Players can switch between upgradable weapons, as well as use such special abilities as a limited arsenal of bombs and boosts which grant invincibility for a short time. The PS4 Ultra version also includes a new Interactive Streaming mode, in which players can stream their game online while viewers can either assist or hinder the player. A downloadable content package called Invasion Zone was released for the PlayStation VR which puts the player in the cockpit.
Super Stardust Ultra received lukewarm reviews with an average score of 74%, praised for its added Interactive Streaming aspect, overall fun and challenge, though criticized for lacking much difference from the original PS3 version.
The game is quite short and anyone with experience with the original Stardust on the PS3 should be able to obtain the Platinum fairly quickly. However, there are a few trophies that are quite challenging – particularly the Shock And Awe trophy which requires destroying 10 nukes on Endless mode. Despite the short amount of time required for the Platinum, expect a lot of practice, patience, and skills for this one.
The Platinum can technically be unlocked in less than 10 hours, though this is heavily skill dependent. NOTE: You will need either a second controller or a PS Vita for at least one trophy.
ALSO NOTE: The Invasion Zone DLC, which includes 7 trophies, requires the PlayStation VR headset.
You will eventually need to play through Arcade mode on Normal difficulty in order to unlock the split-screen co-op for the Ogoun planet, which is required for the Brothers In Arms trophy. However, if you are new to the Super Stardust games, we highly recommend starting your Arcade mode on Easy difficulty to get a feel for the game and avoid a lot of frustration.
Once you’ve eventually completed Arcade mode on Normal difficulty, essentially you just need to mop-up all the other remaining trophies in any order you wish. Be sure to check out the Super Stardust Ultra trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you need and their requirements.
The Brothers In Arms trophy requires you to maintain a Co-op weapon boost for three minutes in split-screen. This will require either a second controller, or the PlayStation Vita. The best strategy is to avoid shooting anything, and instead dodge the meteors while keeping both players close to each other to maintain the weapon boost. This is tricky but doable without a second player.
Finally, we recommend saving the Shock And Awe trophy for last, as this is by far the most difficult trophy where you will need to destroy 10 nukes while surviving on Endless mode.
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Dark_Raven666 & bigdrama, which includes the DLC:
And a useful Trophy Guide by JFryes:
And Nathaniel has a useful Trophy Guide here:
A video demonstration of the Extra Ships Optional trophy by HarryNinetyFour:
And HarryNinetyFour's video demonstration of the Unlucky For Some trophy:
And a video demonstration of the 30s Impact Boost trophy by HarryNinetyFour:
And a video demonstration of the Slug trophy by HarryNinetyFour:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: