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Concert Level 2 + Planetary Soloist Achievement - Small & Life Planet Stage - Solar 2

Updated on November 9, 2013

This Solar 2 walkthrough and strategy guide covers the planet stage, Concert mission 2 along with the achievement that can be unlocked through performing this mission, Planetary Soloist. Within this guide you will find strategies and tactics along with playthrough videos showing these tasks being performed in real time.

The second level of the Concert chain continues the task of putting on an epic rock show under direction by the Entity, with this portion being the actual performance. You will need to survive for just over 2 minutes while a constant stream of “crazed fans” rush the stage, otherwise known as your planet. Like the first level, if you are destroyed you will be forced to restart the mission. During the concert, your planet will display a unique light show and the game music will switch to an equally unique, upbeat rockin’ track.

If you are looking for more guides covering the rest of Solar 2, click here to be taken to the Planet Stage Index where you can find more links to the other guides.

Using the path key and a nearby Solar System as a shield in Concert 2 in Solar 2.
Using the path key and a nearby Solar System as a shield in Concert 2 in Solar 2.

Tips for Concert 2

If completing this mission normally, your best bet is to do so as a fully evolved Life Planet as the shields provided are even more useful here than in the previous level. Turrets and ships for the most part won’t be very useful as the hazards you face will come in the form of asteroids, then planets, then stars and finally a mix of the three that you will have to continuously dodge.

The path key (P) is absolutely essential here as it will give you an excellent heads up on which way the massive slew of objects you will be facing are traveling in. The directions these obstacles travel in and spawn from is entirely random throughout the level.

Special tips for the Planetary Soloist achievement

To unlock Planetary Soloist, you will have to perform this entire level without possessing any life, which means no shields and less total mass as a Small Planet. Like the I’m Late! achievement covered in the first Concert level, having a massive asteroid shield (see Asteroid Nursery at the bottom of this page) is beneficial here for a number of reasons.

Unlocking the Planetary Soloist achievement in the Steam version of Solar 2.
Unlocking the Planetary Soloist achievement in the Steam version of Solar 2.

Again the vision bonus by a large asteroid collection is very useful here for Planetary Soloist, granting a wider look at oncoming objects. Second the physical barrier aspect in this level is significantly more beneficial, often preventing other asteroids from impacting your planet or absorbing them outright and occasionally vaporizing or deflecting incoming planets. Finally and unmentioned previously is the benefit of having a source of “food” at the ready should a collision or graze end up depleting some of your mass, allowing you to prevent an imminent demise.

Without having life and the additional mass it brings or shields, along with the near impossibility of completely avoiding all collisions, feeding your planet by collecting the incoming asteroids is a tactic you should try to utilize as often as possible. Try to do this and keep your mass hovering around 60-70 at least, allowing you to take some decent hits and still survive.

Another major assistance can be locating a nearby Solar System as soon as possible into the level. Doing this will provide you with a large barrier which you can use to block a large amount of objects traveling from whichever side the Solar System is relative to you. Use this as your shield but keep in mind that it will catch incoming planets in its orbits, often quickly changing their paths and that once the Stars show up it will be dissipated quickly.

Lastly, while the asteroid shield can occasionally backfire and send one of your own rocks or another object into your planet instead, the chance of this is significantly rarer than the chance you skin is saved from one of the benefits mentioned above. As soon as the 2 minutes are up and you still survive you will immediately complete the mission, also unlocking Planetary Soloist as long as you never evolved life on your planet by avoiding the transition from the small stage through limited consumption of mass.

Concert Level 2 + Planetary Soloist – Video Walkthrough

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