First time I cleared the first loop. Made it to 2-2. Shameful scoring performance in the first two stages, and then I don't know how to chain anything after. I did fairly well in stage 4 and 5, only 1 miss in each (both at bosses). I've never played the loop before so I had no clue what to do.
Played with an arcade stick. I'm still not quite comfortable with it yet.