This guide shows where to find hidden merry dogs in the game. It has locations for 11 dogs in arcade mode and 30 dogs in story mode.
The merry dogs are hidden bonuses in Radiant Silvergun. You find them by using lock-on missiles (X button on an Xbox controller). When you find one, a little dog appears on the screen with a bark sound. There are 11 in Arcade Mode and 30 in Story Mode. Check your progress in the Stats menu from the main menu. You can get them on any difficulty, but Very Easy might be best to start.
Arcade Mode Dog Locations
To find all the merry dogs, you’ll need to play the game at least two times. In each run, you have to pick between Stage 2 and Stage 4.
- #1 – At the bottom right at the start.
- #2 – Inside the circle of blue and red drones.
- #3 – Near the middle where enemy ships start.
- #4 – Left of blue turrets, near the edge after the rectangular obstacle.
- #5 – Where the red turrets end, on the right.
- #6 – Before the boss appears.
- #7 – Near the bottom when the grid appears.
- #8 – On the blue enemy shooting blue drones.
- #9 – Bottom left when the red tank appears.
- #10 – Right after the block conveyor segment, on the right side.
- #11 – In the center of the X inside the rotating fragmented circle with electric X.
Story Mode Dog Locations
- #1 – Located on the lower right part of the screen, right at the start of the level.
- #2 – Discovered within the group of blue and red drones, all in a circle.
- #3 – Located near the center of the screen where the line of enemy ships begins to appear.
- #4 – You’ll encounter a long rectangular obstacle with red turrets on the top and bottom, along with 3 blue turrets on the left side. The dog can be found to the left of the blue turrets, near the screen’s edge.
- #5 – Shortly after finding the previous dog, you’ll reach a section with red turrets. The dog is positioned where the turrets come to an end on the right side.
- #6 – Aim toward the middle of the screen just before the boss shows up.
- #7 – In the boss battle, focus your aim on the far-right part of the boss, right after the character finishes speaking. This one might be a bit challenging.
- #8 – Look for it near the bottom of the screen as soon as the grid appears on the screen.
- #9 – Destroy the right side of the large group of drones and target the right side of the screen.
- #10 – You’ll discover it between the character images while they are talking.
- #11 – After you exit the electric cage-like thing, the lines will twist and form an “X.” Target the center of the X.
- #12 – Aim at the center of the screen just before the wheel-shaped boss shows up.
- #13 – In this level, there are three dogs you need to find quickly. The first one is located inside the leftmost yellow block, right after the section with spinning turrets.
- #14 – Afterward, you’ll encounter three red tank enemies. Eliminate them swiftly and focus your aim where they used to be.
- #15 – As the tank miniboss appears, target its lower left portion. This one can be a bit tricky and may not register every time.
- #16 – Direct your aim right on top of the square blue enemy that shoots blue drones.
- #17 – When you spot the large red tank enemy in the middle of your path, lock onto the bottom left of the screen.
- #18 – After the block conveyor segment, immediately move to the right and lock on.
- #19 – Look in the middle of the first electric X you come across.
- #20 – Right after finding the previous dog, take the right path and lock on.
- #21 – You’ll spot the dog in the middle of the next electric X, inside the fragmented circle.
- #22 – It’s inside the circle of red ships that appears after a series of horizontal electric barriers.
- #23 – After dodging a series of long missiles, a bunch of red and blue ships will appear and shoot wide shots at you. Target the top left of the screen shortly after these ships show up.
- #24 – When the blue enemies form a circle in the middle of the screen, aim for the center of the circle.
- #25 – Found at the top of the screen just before the boss, Penta, appears.
- #26 – In a section with red enemies moving up the middle of dark blocks and turrets on the sides, you’ll find the first dog in the middle of these dark blocks. You can quickly shoot the red enemies and run up the middle to grab it, or you might reach it from the left or right side if you’re close enough.
- #27 – When you get to the part where you have to shoot the red crab-like enemies and zoom through the gaps, target the far left side of the block behind you after the part where you zoom to the left.
- #28 – As soon as you see the big red miniboss, quickly target the lower left area.
- #29 – After a massive wave of drones, the background will start shifting. You’ll find the dog near the top of the building that appears briefly just before the boss fight begins.
- #30 – Aim for the top of the screen after defeating Xiga.
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