Chaining. I've touched on this before, but I've wanted to do a video version for a long time. And, as it just so happens to be the one year anniversary of SHMUPtheory (Happy BDay, little guy), I felt like celebrating with something special. Below you'll find a 10+ minute video guide on how to chain the first chapter of Ikaruga, or at least how I do it. I spent quite a bit of time putting this thing together, especially when compared with how long it takes to type a regular post, so I hope you guys enjoy. Also, I realized it would probably be helpful to see the entire run without interruptions, so an additional uncut version is provided even further down.
Enjoy and happy chaining!
Below is the uncut version, since I realized it would make things a lot easier if the gameplay didn't pause every two seconds. This way it's much easier to learn timings (and sound cues).
[cross-posted on Gamasutra]