Dev Diary #5: Let’s score !
To do a great score in Hexodius Arcade arenas, you need to do more than just survive and shoot at anything coming at you. You have to destroy a lot of enemies, gather a maximum of energy sparks and do a lot of bonus actions.
You have to quickly destroy enemy waves to increase the spawning level, when you are hit the enemies are cleared and the level does not increase. Avoid to be hit and try to quickly level up to have a huge crowd of enemies around you.
Energy sparks are worth a certain amount of points depending on their size (small, medium and big), try not to miss too much of them to optimize your score. The energy magnet upgrade or the energizer equipment can help you to grab more of the energy sparks, consider also the optimizer upgrade (20% of score bonus for energies) if you want to focus your score on this aspect.
We designed several “bonus actions” that will add points to your score, they have been designed to have you think about your customization setup in order to do a lot of them in a run!
Each weapon has its own bonus action, try to find how to do them to improve your score. Be sure to optimize all the weapons of your setup.
You can go in the main menu to check all the bonus actions, once you have perform one, its complete description is available. All enemies are worth a certain amount of red dots that are counting to do bonus actions.