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Cluster Chaos Walk-through

Campaign: Safe Harbor

1. A Call for Help | 2. Inter-System Rest Stop | 3. Mines in Bloom | 4. Melee at the Nebula | 5. Their Meeting Place Found
6. Waypoint Negotiation Fails | 7. Destroy 'em All | 8. Ghost Town | 9. Last Strike | 10. Scorched Sky Departure

Note: You don't need to max out your supplies for every missions (normally). You won't be able to buy upgrades early if you keep your bullet & cannon & cruiser repairs at 100%.

A Call for Help

Goal: Protect space station

Method:

  • Concentrate on protecting the space station
  • If any attackers pass your mothership be sure to chase and destroy them

Inter-System Rest Stop

Goal: Protect freighters and destroy incoming enemy freighters
Free Upgrade: Double barrel

Purchases:

  • Bullets
  • Cannon shells
  • Repairs

Method:

  • 5 nukes immediately come from above
  • Fly up to destroy 3 nukes for an achievement
  • If you can't destroy a nuke, run away from its detonation - else you die
  • You MUST disable all incoming freighters from right hand side
  • DO NOT DESTROY the incoming freighters

Mines in Bloom

Goal: Disable convoy of freighters
Free Upgrade: Double barrel

Purchases:

  • Bullets
  • Cannon shells
  • Extra Cannon Protection upgrade
  • Bullet Boost upgrade
  • Max Missiles upgrade

Method:

  • Mining ships will attack the freighters, stay on right side of mining ships
  • As mines are released, follow behind and destroy as many as possible
  • Attackers will come from above. Lots of them. Saucers are weaker, destroy them first.

Melee at the Nebula

Goal: Protect yourself and you freighters
Free Upgrade: Bullet Boost

Purchases:

  • Bullets
  • Cannon shells
  • Repairs

Method:

  • Fly out to meet incoming attackers
  • Each attack wave comes in 3 groups
  • Strafe each group in each wave from bottom to top
  • Determine which are attackers are after your freighters and destroy them first
  • Don't forget to use your missiles - especially for those attacking your freighters

Their Meeting Place Found

Goal: Destroy everything
Free Upgrade: Bullet Boost

Method:

  • Immediately wipe out all enemy fighters on the carrier
  • Destroy the circle of mines above above the carrier
  • DO NOT try to destroy the mine dropper
  • Mines will soon be released
  • Four enemy capital ships will appear with escorts
  • Destroy escorts (use missiles too) and shoot up the capital ships until they surrender
  • Ignore the mines released at your mothership
  • After disabling enemy capital ships, attack and destroy all incoming attackers

Waypoint Negotiation Fails

Goal: Guide yourself and your freighters safely to the waypoint
Free Upgrade: Reverse Thrusters

Method:

  • Fly up and destroy all the mines surrounding the waypoint
  • Use a couple missiles on each wave of attackers

Destroy 'em All

Goal: Disable and destroy freighters

Purchases:

  • Lots of Bullets
  • Lots of Cannon shells
  • Missiles
  • Upgrades: boosted bullets, double barrel, boosted missiles
  • Repairs

Method:

  • Fly about shooting freighters until they surrender or explode
  • Keep an eye on your radar and fly back to defend your freighter as required

Ghost Town

Goal: Survive and escape

Method:

  • When mine droppers appear, sit to lower right of mothership and out of cannon range.
  • Shoot all mines that approach your mothership and freighter
  • After the mines, a Sav ship will appear to launch a nuke.
  • Watch for a freighter to appear far to the left. Disable it.
  • Fight off all attackers until you can warp away to safety

Last Strike

Goal: Disable convoy

Purchases:

You will not have earned much money in the last mission. Spend wisely. You can let a cannon go unrepaired if it can let you buy more rounds. Spend wisely.

Method:

  • Launch missiles into freighters then finish them off with bullets
  • This mission is rather short and pretty straight forward
  • Enjoy the explosions

Scorched Sky Departure

Goal:

Method:

  • Immediately try to disable the column of fleeing Sav freighters
  • Watch radar for incoming Sav mine dropper
  • Protect the space station from mines.
  • Position yourself on the station and protect it from 2 waves of mines
  • After the mines protect all remaining freighters (including your own!)