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VirtualFM Mar 26, 2013 @ 10:04am
How to survive in survival?
I love the concept of this game and find it very addictive. Finished it (felt it was very short and very scarce availability of power-ups, both in quantity and diversity) and was looking forward for the survival mode.

But after a few (many!) tries, I keep dying like an amateur! I don't get it! How do you survive this time limit? Killing baddies, picking up the orbs... but very small increase of time... and in result, I think I can't survive more than 30s or something! Any tips for that piece of #"#%$#"#?!

PS: I can play "Waves" until I get tired of staring at the screen, but this survival mode of "Ion Assault" is making me feel like if I am playing Ghost n' Goblins!
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Keron Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:15pm 
yeah this game is garbage!

It looks fun and when you play this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ survival then you just lose all the hope
Roolic Jul 18, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
i cannot even pass first boss in compaign (( the difficulty rises too fast comparing with previous level.
Whompithian Jul 20, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
I've also noticed that it's difficult to last very long in Survival. I believe my best run happened when I collected all the orbs without breaking the combo chain. So, it isn't enough to just collect them, but you have to keep the multiplier going, as well. I haven't tried it since, though, so I could be mistaken.
drupanu Aug 1, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
i'm curious about this as well
Aussiedroid Oct 3, 2013 @ 8:20pm 
From the many hours I have played I can only say its tough .. it is possible to survive longer but man it is hard. Practice .. practice ..

I find this as tough as Waves myself .. both I cant get uber scores but still doesnt mean its not enjoyable to try
VirtualFM Oct 9, 2013 @ 6:28pm 
Hi guys! A lot of time went by, and a lot of hours spent in "Survival Mode" later i have to say it's a blast. Still incredibly hard, but sometimes very rewarding when you manage to evade a difficult situation. Of course it will not matter, you will die some seconds later :-)

Anyway, I managed to reach 3+ million, even if my average is around 1.2 million. Each game lasts between 5 and 10 minutes, so it's perfect for some quick adrenaline shot... even if then I may spend 1 hour trying again and again, playing 10 or more games in a row... but that's the addictivity of it, isn't it?!
Rupedaddy May 31, 2014 @ 5:09pm 
Is everyone gathering ions and shooting? This was what I tried and it didn't work. If you don't hold the mouse button, the ions gather in front of you like a pillar. I tried it briefly, and it seemed to be working. Going to experiment more later.
Ron Jeremy Jun 1, 2014 @ 8:28pm 
You have to keep your combo up and by shooting and absorbing quickly and you have to keep killing fast , its not your easy survival game so if you dont have quick reflexes and hand to eye coordination , dont even try it, go get a camping game and light a fire and talk to someone.
Rupedaddy Jun 2, 2014 @ 9:40am 
Yes, sorry. I left that part out. I find sitting at the bottom of the screen and shooting the easy-to-kill enemies is good. However you need to rack those points up! I'm loving survival now, though!
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