It's possible in Deathsmiles to somehow position yourself precisely enough so that when the Item Counter expires, you're flooded with a collection of items that instantly restores your counter back to 1000.
I've never been able to pull this off. The greatest I've ever been able to do is restore it to around 200.
How do you do this? I've seen it done in many of the leaderboard replay videos. What am I missing?