Megalith (mission)

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Megalith is the 18th and final campaign mission of Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies. The Megalith missile launch facility has been activated, and the player must destroy it to prevent any further civilian deaths from the barrage of asteroid fragments raining on the Usean continent.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Initial[edit | edit source]

The player will spawn at 6,666 feet (2,000 m) alongside multiple allied aircraft, flying head-on towards Megalith and its defense squadron, marked as "YELLOW" out of their respect for the decimated Yellow Squadron. Shooting down the defense squadron is not mission-important and the player can choose to ignore these planes or shoot them down. Depending on the difficulty, the defense squadron may shoot down all of the player's allied aircraft and swarm the player for the rest of the mission.

The player must make their way towards Megalith. The facility's lasers cannot harm the player[1] and the small missiles can be safely ignored. The player must enter Megalith's large tunnels along the western, eastern, and northern axes of the facility. Inside each tunnel, the player will have access to one of three generators, which must be destroyed.

Mission Update[edit | edit source]

Once all three generators are destroyed, a smaller tunnel opens in the center of the facility, between the large east and west tunnels. The player must enter this central tunnel and destroy the giant missile located inside, then pull up and fly out the exit hatch to complete the mission. If the player flies out of the exit without destroying the missile, the missile will launch and the mission will end in failure.

Enemy Lists[edit | edit source]

Standard Units[edit | edit source]

Section Unit Points Count Notes
Initial Icon-AirEnemy.svg SU-37 "YELLOW" 90 15
Icon-AirEnemy.svg 0 6 [note 1]
Icon-GroundTGT.svg GENERATOR 500 3
Mission Update Icon-GroundEnemy.svg MISSILE 500 4 [note 2]
Icon-GroundTGT.svg MISSILE 990 1

Named Units[edit | edit source]

Unit Points Count Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg S-37 "SMIRNOVA" 240 1 [note 3]

S Rank[edit | edit source]

An S rank for this mission requires 4,290 points on Normal difficulty or above (3,690 points on Easy difficulty or below).[2][3] The player earns 2,490 points by destroying the TGTs; the rest must be earned by destroying the secondary missiles in the Mission Update and at least half of the defense squadron.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If the player uses the Return Line while flying a land-based aircraft, they can see a damaged Su-35 taxiing from the base. Additionally, there are two F-22s with the Mobius insignia parked on the ramp.

Footnotes[edit source]

  1. These six nameless units are the six launch ports along Megalith's tunnels constantly launching smaller missiles. They do not appear on the radar or HUD, they award no points, and they do not appear in the kill log upon destruction. Missiles will cease to launch from destroyed ports. Oddly, lines that normally play for shooting down aircraft will play upon destroying the launch ports.
  2. These missiles will take off if not destroyed quickly enough.
  3. The player must have completed the campaign, and must be playing on Normal difficulty or higher. Located far north of Megalith.

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