Stage 1 Edit
Recommended Weapons: BEAM RIFLE (ANY), BULLET, MACHINE GUN, BAZOOKA, LAUNCHER, ARTILLERY, TRAP, SPRITE, SWORD, EDGE, PILEBUNKER, LANCE.
☀(Other weapons are entirely usable, they just won't be quite as easy to apply to situations within the level as the above).
Gray Hued Edit
The stage starts by throwing laser firing enemies of varying toughness at you. Occasionally, there will be enough of them on screen that your allies will fire missiles to clear them away. Take care to avoid hitting them though, they will damage you, and remember that you can't dash through them because they are live ammunition. You will soon encounter enemies using missiles, but they are not particularly dangerous. Eventually you will come across a mid-boss that fires numerous beams at you, as well as missiles. Keep firing until it is destroyed, and you will then experience more of the same enemies and situations.
Alte attacks using a beam firing machine gun, guided missiles, and beam firing pods. Alte also has a sensor that will lock onto you if you go into its search light, making all of her pod weapons aim towards your position.
Once her health is down to one third, Alte will immediately use her hyper attack, which consists of her rushing at you with a halberd like javelin, and then create a large ball of energy. Dashing is the most effective way to avoid this, but be aware that Alte will fire missiles that come down from the top of the screen as she attacks using her hyper.
When fighting her in SP mode she will try to kill you with a suicide attack after defeat. Just move away from her.