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The principle gameplay of Core involves firing a quad-directional laser by pressing a direction and a button simultaneously. If you hit a beat, it gets cleared, you get score, etc.

It is also possible to shoot the laser when there aren't beats in that direction, which will cause "Miss" to appear. Does getting a miss in this instance (when there are no beats to hit, rather than actually "Miss"-ing a beat) have any effect on your combo, counter, or affect SUPER mode?

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If I remember correctly this will just break your chain. It won't affect your mode meters or combos.

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Whoa! Thanks, Chris, and welcome to our website! If you don't mind a minor followup - what do you mean by chain (as opposed to combo)? –  Raven Dreamer Dec 31 '11 at 22:29
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Sure man, glad to help out. I think when you hit consecutive beats it creates a "chain" after maybe 10 hits or so? That's when the "+10" etc text shows up after you hit a beat. I think chains add a flat bonus to the score increase you get after each hit. If you shoot and don't hit anything, it breaks your chain. As for "combos" I think I meant to say "multipliers". Which each mode you go up (HYPER, MEGA, SUPER), you get a multiplier to your score. These are tied directly to what mode you are in, so firing on nothing won't affect them. Hope that helps! –  Chris Osborn Dec 31 '11 at 22:46
    
Thanks, Chris, that clears it up nicely! –  Raven Dreamer Dec 31 '11 at 22:53

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