PHANTASY STAR ON LINE, INTERNATIONAL WALKTHROUGH BY ADK, Version 2.5: Visit my homepage : http://advanced.knight.free.fr E mail me at : [email protected] At least a Phantasy Star for the Dreamcast. Well, you need a powerful guide, full of information, a complete guide with the missing link to other Phantasy Star and some tips that no one mentioned before now, this is it ! Version 1.0 : Was the first version, it's a complete walkthrough. Version 1.2 : I added rules 9 and 10 in section 3, this information was submitted to me, check the credits section. Version 1.3 : Someone e mail me that it's possible to use the scape doll. Also i added a section for the download quest, i'll complete them later. Version 1.4 : Correction of misconceptions and difference between the japanese version and other versions . Added some advice against pirates. I changed the title. I corrected a tips. Version 1.5 : corrections of other misconceptions, i changed the example for the mono grinder cause everyone told me it's not a good one. I added a little something about the mag in the mag section. I have also learned that there are 10 guilds. Some of you also call them Section IDs, sorry if it confused you. Version 1.6 : i added again something in the mag section. Problem with the download quests. Updated section 12 and section 3. Version 1.7 : I added other differences between the versions, not in section 2 but in the walkthrough here and there. Ah...i created this walkthrough with the japanese version and that's the price to pay for the official one. Don't hesitate to e mail me differences between what you read here and what you have found. I have corrected a lot of things. Version 2.0 : I'm playing in hard mode and i have a tons of news. Look at section 5, look at the advice for the battle against Dark Falz, 2 news sections appear, SIDE QUESTS and FAQS, and i added information about download quests. Version 2.1 : Minor correction for the Delsaber's buster, updated some information in the monster lists. Version 2.2 : I obtained the download quest and explained what they are. Updated section 14. Thanks to someone, look at the credits section, the english in this faq was corrected. The text is not 100% perfect but it's more readable. Updated sections 5,6,7,8,9 and 12 (fourth phase of Dark Falz). UPDATED SECTION 16, READ IT BEFORE ASKING ME HOW YOU CAN OBTAIN A DOWNLOAD QUEST. IF YOU ASK ME "HOW" YOU WILL BE IGNORE, EVEN IF I DON'T LIKE TO IGNORE A MAIL. Version 2.3 : updated section 14, download quest 4, title and description, added a credit, and updated section 5 about shops. Version 2.4 : updated section 5 as usual, and opened a new section for rare items. Updated the tips with a secret area in the ruins and opened a complete new section, the HUmar guide submitted by Yann Dubois. My walkthrough was also a HUcast guide because it's my character. Version 2.5 : A new tips appeared in section 11. Updated section 14, download quest 2 and i gave the maximum level for a mag in section 6. Please, keep in mind that i'm french, so in a gigantic faq like this, i can't avoid grammatical errors. PROGRAM : 1 REVIEW 2 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE VERSIONS 3 ON LINE MODE,ADVICE,PHANTASY PIRATES 4 CHARACTER INTRODUCTION 5 WEAPONS, SHOPS THE RULES TO OBTAIN THEM 6 MAG 7 GUILD OR SECTION ID 8 MONSTER GALLERY (BEASTIARY) 9 BOSS 10 BUGS IN THE OFF LINE MODE TO KNOW (to avoid some crisis) 11 TIPS 12 WALKTHROUGH FOR THE OFF LINE GAME 13 SIDE QUESTS ASK FOR THE BEST 14 DOWNLOAD QUESTS 15 PHANTASY STAR HISTORY AND THE MISSING LINK 16 SPECIAL WEAPONS 17 HUMAR GUIDE 18 FAQS 19 CREDITS 1 REVIEW : The beloved saga that has begun on the Master System and continued on the genesis touches the collection of the Dreamcast. I'm so happy to find this game on my way even if it wasn't exactly what i expected as a huge fan of the original saga. Phantasy Star On Line (PSO for everyone) is an ACTION RPG, yes one more unfortunately, and not a RPG. The vocabulary of the saga is here but that's all. The story is simple, Pioneer 1 leads by commander Ryco Tyrell has find a planet where all the survivor of her old world can live in peace. All is going well when suddenly the contact was lost. Pioneer 2 ,which was sent to help Pioneer 1 to prepare the planet for a massive arrival and leads by the father of Ryco, decides to stay in orbit around Ragol, the planet. Then the commander asks a powerful hunter, you, to find his daughter Ryco and any survivors. Around this tragedy leads a mystery and even some internal problems with pirates like black paper and black hound. The governments knows more that they wanted to say but nothing is sure. The only way to discover the truth is to investigate. Especially at the beginning this scenario confuses the player because when you are on Pioneer City you have to fulfill some missions to gain EXP and money. Sometimes you completely forget this main plot or why you are here. After this first cold contact the game becomes interesting. The presentation of the game is so cool with good FMV, not very good however (we can easily obtain the same on a Playstation), AND in the language you wish. It's so cool from the Sonic Team to think to other people in the world. I think that if each Dreamcast game was like that the Dreamcast will obtain a large following in the future (even if...). The translation is very bad but it exists. Graphically, even if i love Eternal Arkadia and even if PSO is not as various as EA, it's the best game of the Dreamcast. You can only see the forest and the city at the beginning of the game but you can't imagine how good the rest is. However it's not really a japanese game, look at the design, look at the general atmosphere, we are in Star Trek and not in Phantasy Star...I'll finish with the furies which are ridiculous compared to Eternal Arkadia. The animation disapointed me a little at the beginning. Not 60 fps, the same engine as "The Nomad Soul", with a better sprite of course but the same animation for the hero. Where is the speed of Sonic, the differences between each character ? The battles are good but at the beginning they are very annoying. In hand to hand there is no possible combos and even if you do so they are not fun. You must wait for the middle of the game to obtain fun fights, fun weapons and interest. Well, don't despair cause the battles with the boss are really excellent. Imagine Burning Rangers with more speed, in more oppressive and with giant boss. There isn't a game with better boss battles on earth. The sound is fantastic. Some music reminds me Ecco the Dolphin, so it's weird for a RPG, but the music of the bosses, the music of the dungeons are excellent. At least it's a very good background music. The sound effect are not so excellent and there is no voice. The manuverability is good but not excellent. The hero spends one second before he moves or turns and begin to walk then run. In battle it's a problem cause some time you can't lock correctly on the foe and when a NPC is with you, you can lose a mission cause of this : The guy begin to walk when you run... I come to the difficulty. You find that the game is hard, so am i. There will be always someone to say the contrary but believe me, it's a difficult game. And when you'll finish the game you will be surprised to learn that the difficulty can be increased (see my walkthrough of course). At least PSO is a good game but just as Record of Lodoss and every action RPG i played on the Dreamcast (and i hate this style for this reason) i think the game is good only after i have completed it. I remember the good point and the incredible action i deploy to win. During the off line game, when you'll be stuck ,and you'll be stuck once in a while unless you use a gameshark, you'll think to sell this game. The challenge is real and can be a potential problem. Of course if you buy it for the on line game it's different but even in that case i can show you a problem. Ok, so i like this game, it's a good one and the on line game is really good, but don't expect to play alongside my "Dandroid" before i reach the maximum level and find the best weapon. Actually my character is good but he can be better and you'll discover here how to increase your hero's power. Next time Mister Sega, before you make some games for Sony and Nintendo, be sure to create a real phantasy Star RPG and a supreme Shining Force. Think to the huge sega fan i am and people are, all around the world. PRESENTATION : 15/20 GRAPHICS : 20/20 ANIMATION : 17/20 SOUND : 19/20 MANIABILITY : 15/20 INTEREST : 16/20 FINAL NOTE : 90 % ADK, Alias Dandroid in PSO. 2 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE VERSIONS : In fact i played with the japanese version first and now i'm playing with the european version, which is my official version. Believe it or not, it's not the same game, not exactly. I noticed less loading when choosing your skin. I noticed a faster character animation, the difference is small but exists. When you look at the sprite, it seems more thin in the european version but less large. The bad translation has been corrected. (cool...) You can read the message of Red Ring Ryco in the mine when you are looking for the boss and especially in front of the door, it gives the tips to open it. (good idea...) At the very beginning, when you have to choose between 50 or 60HZ, if you press A, you make the test in the japanese version and B, you begin in 50HZ. Now if you press A you begin in 60 HZ and B you play in 50 HZ. (this point concern only the european). DEAR EUROPEAN, if you wish to play on line with american and japanese, you have to play in 60 HZ mode. DEAR AMERICAN, when you meet an european, try a mission with him instead of ignore him Sometimes some of us, want to play with foreign players. DEAR JAPANESE, disconnect sometimes so other people can play with you. Your server is always full. If you wish to play with a japanese player you must have a great level, like 85 to 100 (the maximum). If you notice other difference, e mail me them. 3 ON LINE MODE, ADVICES, PHANTASY PIRATE : 1 : Once connected, you open your account for the game and you have two choices : 1 connect to the main server 2 connect to the download server. Choose 1 to connect on line. 2 : As you are on line, you can create your own team and choose the proper parameter (difficulty, hit team mate (not in USA) or not, password) or simply join a team. 3 : If you are alone, travel from ship to ship and then visit the lobby to see who is on line. Then chat with people so they come with you. (it's better to have a keyboard for this). 4 : Once the team is created, the game on line is the same as the off line game, except that you played new missions. (don't count on me to play 43 Hours on line to obtain all of them). 5 : You can exchange your guild card with someone on line so you can send him e mail to tell that you are connected. 6 : It seems that some people, (i receive mails that says that there are also european in the group) plays on line like pirate. They wait for you die, take all your money and weapon and then disconnect or search another victim. The game is not for that, as everyone know. The best thing you can do is to shoot them. be sure that you can shoot your partner (not in the USA) when you are in a team, if you detect a pirate, send a message to other people so you can shoot him. it's the only solution as long as there is no "police net" or "Sega police". USA players can keep a scape doll in inventory to stop pirates. 7 : Once on line, if you press R, your name will change. EXAMPLE : on line my name is DANDROID. When I press R, it becomes DANDROID F025. It means your username is Dandroid, F like french AKA the language you are using and 030 is your current level. You can also see that the maximum level is 100. 8 : I'm sad to admit it that but beware of people who join you during a quest cause most of them are pirates. I played on line to test my skills and a group of pirate joins me. They were waiting for me to die... To avoid this problem protect your team with a password. 9 : I know that i said i wiould wait to play on line but i have change my mind and now i'm using this fantastic mode. So if you meet a DANDROID, you will be playing with a contributor of gamefaqs, me. 10 : It's clear that on line the normal game is more difficult. The monsters have more hp and they are numerous. I played the ruins and i had the feeling to be in hard. It's also true for the boss, especially Dark Falz. The third phase will abuse the grants technique for a lot of unblockable damage. Items found on line are more interesting than those find off line. 11 : On line to use ground switches you must stay on them. Each member of the team must press one to open the door. If you have two players in a team and there are 4 buttons, you will not be able to open the door. 12 : Be sure to have other weapon in your bank in case of problem like pirate or sudden death. 13 : They can hit us ! Yes, the japanese player can hit us. For example, a japanese player tested the power of the delsaber's buster on me accidentaly, i lost 110 hp. Another one cast Megid and i lost 67 hp. It's because the japanese version allow players to hit (or not) a partner when you create a team. You can count on them to heal you immeditely after, they have honor (i agree with them), it's bad to hit a partner. 14 : i want to say that PSO on line is not Quake 3. I mean that it's a game where we can chat and except the japanese player, no one chat. I like to ask if a person has or has not a keyboard for the dreamcast. A lot of people take the question as a taunt. I just ask it to know if i can chat with a guy on line or if i can just obtain a "yes" or a "no" to a question. I can't believe that everyone bought a keyboard for his dreamcast. if you see other things to add in this section, email me. 4 CHARACTER INTRODUCTION : These basic character skin can be encountered during the game. That's why i named them. When you press start you are on ASH and then i named them from the left to the right in selection mode. ASH : (humar) human + hunter, good in close combat, he can use some healing techniques. SUE : (hunewearl) human + newman, a well balanced character. KIREEK : (hucast) human + android, Has more HP than the other class, very powerful in battle but he can't use any techniques. BERNIE : (ramar) ranger + human, good with a gun he can also use some healing techniques. DR MOME : (racast) ranger + android, he can use all weapons but has no technique. ELENOR : (racaseal) ranger + android, identical to a racast, but has best dodging skill. ALICIA : (fomarl) force + human, it's a very good magician and has a great potential. DR MONTAGUE : (fonewm) force + newman, it's an expert magician. CICIL : (fonewearl) force + newman, identical in the way of the TP to a fonewm but has more defensive point and less health point. I personnaly choose a "hucast" and named him "Dandroid". Why such a choice ? In ancient Phantasy Star i loved powerful and charismatic characters like Odin (PS 1) Rudo (PS 2) and Wren (PS 3 and 4). Even if they can't use techniques (except Wren in PS 4 who gained skills and Wren of PS 3 who can use only attack magic). My advice is to take a character which can use techniques cause the game is more fun for a magic user than a ranger. Also the magic effects are excellent and best of all, SUE for example can use the Megido technique (i know it's Megid in the game but the "d" has a bad translation) which is the most powerful magic of the world of Phantasy Star. 5 WEAPONS, SHOPS AND RULES : During the game in level normal, you will find weapons and armor that goes from one star to five in power. The game in hard is not so hard. The only difficuty comes from Dark Falz phase 4. Others bosses are the same as in normal, it's easy to defeat them (i killed DE ROL LE in five minutes). Here are some rules to know on how about to obtain them : 1 : The game analyzes your data and stats all the time and then updates the store for your level. EXAMPLE : i was at level 29 with a lockgun + 18 and i find a rail gun which i can use at level 31. It's the same thing for an armor (only for a hucast) 2 : If you find useless weapons sell them to the weapon shop so he can create new weapons for you. 3 : In each shop, except item shop, prices and items available are random. EXAMPLE : You find a grand armor for 10 000 mesetas, it is this low of price because the slots are 0. A 4 slots Grand Armor may be up to 34 000 mesetas. 4 : Dimate and trimate appears when you advance in the game normally. 5 : To obtain rare items like digrinder, scape doll, moon and star atomizer, you need to find one in a dungeon and sell it to the item shop. She prepares some randomly each time you visit the item shop. (japanese version) 6 : Each weapon is good against one race. For the others it depends on percentage of hit (use L or R on the weapon to access it) and your stats. 7 : If you find a weapon like ????partisan, bring it to a tekker. He will tell you which weapon it is, but if you don't believe it and exit then come back and he can identify it as another thing. You could be surprised by the result. In the european version the tekker proposes only two choices. This is a very good way to increase the Bonus % vs a certain race 8 : As long as you can reach a superior level you can find new weapons in the off line mode, even if you have a weapon with all stars illuminated. 9 : In caves and ruins, you'll see some enemies with colored blades, blue, purple and yellow. This tells you which elemental they're weak to. Blue is weak against fire, purple is weak against ice, and yellow is weak against lighting. Yellow is immune to fire, purple is immune to lightning, and blue is immune to ice. It's a very good info for force players. 10: In hard and very hard, there is a 4th phase to Dark Force. 11 : I was at level 43 when all shops changed. Now i can't buy a monomate, but only dimate and trimate. Also a Star Atomizer choice comes often. It's the same thing for the weapon shop, nothing under the absorb armor (for level 47). The weapon shop changed only in very hard. ITEMS VERY USEFUL : Mono/di/trimate : to heal 50/200/FULL HP. Mono/di/trifluid : to heal 50/200/FULL TP. Mono/di/trigrinder : to increases the power of a weapon. Explore a dungeon and use frequently a telepipe to see if there is one available (after you sell one to the item shop of course for the Digrinder and Trigrinder). Scape doll : if you die, this item revive you with all HP and TP. It works only in the on line mode GRRRRRR !!!!! (wrong in other version than the japanese one). This fact was corrected fortunately. Here is the proof (thanks to Jeff Roberts). "Ok, Well the first time i done it i was in the mines. I got surrounded and killed, then after about 3-5 seconds i was brought back to life from the scape doll. Second time i was fighting De Rol (the caves boss) on Hard and died twice but both times i was brought back with a scape doll. Ragnarok" Moon Atomizer : it can revive a friend near you and in your party. Only in on line mode : double GRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!!! Star Atomizer : is the most important item in off line mode. It can heal you completely and also the jester who comes with you during a mission in off line mode. Telepipe : to escape from a dungeon and return to the town. UNITS FOR ARMOR WITH SLOTS : It's better to have an armor with 3 or 4 slots to equip a maximum of them. Knight Power (--, -, +, ++) : to increase the attack. Marksman Arm (--, -, +, ++) : to increase the precision. Warrior Body : to increase the defense. Thiefs Leg (--, -, +, ++) : to increase the evasion stats. Priest Mind (--, -, +, ++) : for a priest, androids can't use it. General Power (--, -, +, ++): to increase the power, upgrade of the knight power. General Arm (--, -, +, ++) : to increase the precision, upgrade of the marksman arm. Genral Body (--,-, +, ++) : to increase the defense, upgrade of the warrior body. General Mind : for a priest, upgrade version of the priest mind. General Leg (--, -, +, ++) : upgrade version of the thiefs leg. Ogre Power, Arm, Body, Mind, Leg (--, -, +, ++) : third version of the battle units. Resist Dark, Light, Cold, Fire, Shock : to protect from magic. Resist Evil, Saint, Freeze, Flame, Thunder : to protect from superior magic spells, like Grantz. PB Amplifier : it increases PB if you walk a lot in a dungeon (walk, not run ok ?). HP Restorate : if you walk it restores HP. TP Restorate : same as above but for TP, androids can't use it. Trap Search : if you equip it, you can see all traps in a room. Androids can't use it. MATERIALS : Hit, Luck, Power, HP, Def, Mind, Evade. WEAPONS I HAVE FOUND AND USE AND THE OTHER : GUN : Note that you can make combos with all weapons in all versions, i give a special mentioned to the autogun cause Kyapiko and me were able to make combos only after we found this gun. I though it was normal, but again i received a mail that says it's possible to make combos with all guns. It's up to you to make them. It's a matter of finding the correct timing of hitting the attack buttons. dim/bind/heart Mech gun : the lowest version of the assault (with an extra attack). You have a gun in each hand. Assault : a gun in each hand, you can perform a 8 hit combos with it. Very fun but not so powerful. You can find it after you kill Dark Force (japanese version) or in the ruins (european version). It's a more powerful version of the mech gun. Repeater : an upgrade version of the assault. Small difference in power. Gattling : it's the best version i have for the moment (update 2.0). It's more powerful, quickest attacks, so with a heavy attack you can make a 12 hits combos and the impact of the bullets are excellent. Vulcan : the vulcan is more powerful than a gattling, but the bullets haven't a good impact. Handgun : the normal gun, ridiculous..., max = +75 Ice/thunder/mind/heat Handgun : the same but with an extra attack. Autogun : a cool gun, the first with which i performed a three or four hits combos. Also you have great chance to hit with a super attack. Panic Lockgun (and other versions) : you never miss an ennemy with it in your hand. COOL ! Railgun : a most powerful version of the lock gun but you can use it only at level 31.(hucast) this weapon maximum upgrade is +25. Railgun (special) : this weapon is in the ruins, it's green in the inventory, more powerful (as powerful as a railgun +2) and you earn more money when you sell it. Raygun : is smaller than a railgun and has less good precision. However it's extremely powerful and speed. The maximum upgrade is +15. Fill Raygun : extremely useful against the native (+25%). Master's Raygun : more powergul than a normal raygun, but only against the altered beast (+15%), this gun has more stars than the Raygun. You can hit the Pan arms with it. Lord Raygun : extremely useful against a machine (+10%). Burning Raygun : extremely useful against the dark (+20%). DAGGER : Dagger (and other versions) : short sword, ridiculous, weak and useless. Knife (and other versions) : a japanese style for this excellent weapon. Blade : upgrade version of the knife. Edge : the best visual combos award is for this weapon. Powerful and speed. SWORD : Saber (and other versions) : a weak version of a brand and it's the initial weapon often. Brand : a more powerful version of the saber. Buster : you find it in the mine but it's really powerful and excellent. Pallasch : you find it in the ruins, it's good against a dark creature. Dark Pallasch : more powerful than a normal Pallasch, it can also kill an ennemy in one hit with the extra attack. Gladius : it's a light saber with a lot of power. The pallasch is far behind. GROUP SWORD : It's easy to make a 3 hit combo with those weapons. You have simply to wait the end of the movement and press A with the rhytm. Partisan : you hit the ennemy like the death. Cool against a machine. Halbert : a more powerful version of the Partisan. Glaive : is the most powerful version i have find for the moment of the partisan (update 2.0). Berdys : superior to the glaive in all ways. Gungnir : A powerful partisan. It's a good weapon. Sword : a lowest version of the gigush. Gigush : like Nightmare of Soulcalibur you hit a large group of foes. Found only after the third boss. Breaker : An intermediate big sword, nothing special. Claymore : the third version of the sword or soulcalibur. Calibur : the fourth version. Very powerful compared to the third version. Slicer : same as above but you can launch it from far of the ennemy. It acts like a boomerang. Spinner : a more powerful version of the Slicer. Cutter : the most powerful version of the slicer i have for the moment. Sawcer : It is a slicer for short range, i don't like it. Diska : the same but for normal range. I also found and sell massively Staff, Rifle, Sniper, and some weird gun. The game is more for a magician or a human than a ranger for items and for weapons. 6 MAG : The real originality in this game is the Mag. With it you can perform a fury : Farlla (level 10) Gorlla (level 35) Varlla (level 50). But there are more to discover, with another mag i discover new furies and new form like apsarras, bana, kama at different level. To obtain furies like Etlla at level 35 or other, you need to take care of your mag : 1 Increase the SYNCHRO and IQ stats 2 Be sure that all the parameters have identical level or around. I want to add that if you feed your mag correctly and rise the synchro stats he can become very powerful (i have a fury that makes 1000 points of damage) . It's very important especially in the mine and the ruins. The mag has also great possibility like protect you from damage after a fury if his IQ is high. The maximum IQ of a mag is 200, and i have find that 120% is the maximum synchro you can expect. It's sure now that each class can obtained particular fury for a mag. I have heard from a guy using a magician that one of the fury is healing the other member of his party. To gain a fury you need to feed your mag so he can gain levels. You can give him all potions like monomate, monofluid etc... To perform a fury you must increase the gauge near your life bar. When it's yellow and show 100 you can perform a fury. Hold R button down and then use an action button. The name of the mag depends on how you feed him. The name will show the class like mind class or strengh class for example. There are a lot of possibilities. It depends also of your fighter. The fury's visual effect stays the same. You can obtain other mag and feed them, in level normal it's rare (kyapiko obtain a new one after the third boss and me only a gigush). It's random in fact. You will find more in hard and very hard or even in on line mode by exchanging it with a friend. Each time you quit the game, on line or off line, the mag lose 5 to 10% of his synchro stats. Why ? He is sad so let him alone... Rare Mag : Mech Chaos, as in Sonic adventure. Opa Opa : the ship of Fantasy Zone. 7 GUILD OR SECTION ID : Thanks to a mail i received, the theory become a reality, there are 10 guilds. I maintain that the card is called a guild card for two reasons : 1 : It's called guild card in the instruction manual, 2 : it's also the name of the file in your VMU, I found it natural to call Grennhill or Yellowbose a guild and not a section ID. However i retract and prefer to call it a section id which is the true name. If you don't like the name i give to the guild card, you can tell me but i will never change it. There is an equation about it but i don't search it : For example, ADK is of the Yellowbose and Dandroid is of Greenhill. You notice on your guild card your nationality and you can enter a comment about it. You can exchange it with a friend on line so you can send to him a mail. 8 MONSTER GALLERY : I write the name of the monsters and a litlle description, Cody submitted a full description of each monster. FOREST MONSTERS : (normal and hard for the moment) Rag Rappy : same as in PS 3. Booma/Gobooma/Gigobooma : slow in normal, powerful in hard. it becomes faster and more strong in Hard & VHard modes. Mothmant + Monest : a plant that throw insects. In hard it gives lot of exp. Hildebears : a king kong. Can punch in close range, fireball at midrange, and Jump Attack from long range. Savage Wolf/Barbarous Wolf : difficult to shoot cause they circle around you. CAVE MONSTERS : Nano Dragon : hit them in close range. Don't let them fire. It can fly to a different area. Grass Assassin : it can freeze you in place with a breath attack. It may also charge at you from midrange. Evil/Pal/Guil Shark : upgrade version of the booma. Faster & more powerful in Hard and VHard. Pofuilly slime : it's long to kill. Use the heavy attack. You will only get one attack attempt each time it appears out of the ground. It can drop good items in VHard mode. Pan Arms : kill it when it split in two. Force classes can use spell attacks while it is joined, also use weapons that have a special attack of decreasing Enemy HP by 1/2 or 1/4. After that they died in one shot. Hidoom : the right part of the pan arms. Migium : the left part of the pan arms. Poison Lily : funny, after you laugh kill it. Nar Lily : it's rare to kill one in normal but you will see a lot in very hard. MINE MONSTERS : Guilchik : classic guard robot. Dubchik : you must destroy the disk to kill them all. Canadine : it's gray and move quickly. Canane : it's a red canadine, if you don't destroy it, it turns into other bots. Sinow Beat : The blue big bot is hard to kill. Can split into 5 to confuse you. Can jump back and forth to attack from long range. Sinow Gold : The gold bot is here to heal, less powerful than his brother. Garanz : it's a machine with missile. it appears only when you are looking for the third boss. RUINS MONSTERS : Chaos Sorcerer : You must kill him quick before he cats his magic. Facing towards him, his left gem is for attacking, his right gem is for healing. Chaos Bringer : A big centaur. He is able to use a powerful sword attack at close range. He will also charge you from a long distance, this attack has a chance to confuse a victim. Claw : easy to kill but they are numerous. Bulkclaw : give more exp. It's four claws combined together. It will try to bite onto you. This monster is slow and easy to kill. Dimenian/La/So Dimenian : the equivalent of the booma here. Increasingly faster and more powerful on hard and VHard. Delsaber : a pain in the neck. This monster give hard time to all heroes. Becomes very powerful and fast on VHard mode. Dark Gunner : Very annoying monster. Magic users can use lightning attacks against this monster at all times. Most hunters and rangers will want to wait until the Dark Gunner goes into attack mode (An Eye will pop up from his body), at this point the monster is vulnerable to melee attacks. Dark Belra : this gigantic monster has very high HP. At close range he will try to crush you. From long range he will launch a fist at you. This monster is weak to middle range attacks, he will be too close to launch the fist, but too far away to crush you. 9 BOSS : Cody added to my boss section his own vision of the bosses. I found it excellent. If you wish to read my vision of the bosses, simply read my walkthrough for the off line mode. GOLD DRAGON : Excellent fight and very fun. Use a gun or a magic on him. Even the beginning of the battle he will fall to the ground if you shoot his legs, this is your chance to get a very large amount of damage to him in a short time. If he burrows into the ground, he will try to charge at you. Attempts to dodge this attack become increasingly difficult on Hard, VHard. DE ROL LE : a giant water snake, very hard and very long to kill. You need a powerful sword or a gun. When he latches onto the side of the boat, try to use a weapon that can attack multiple targets, also move every few seconds to dodge the tube he shoots at you. If he charges at you dropping boulders from the ceiling, move to the front corner of the boat to dodge this attack. VOL OPT : If the first boss is fun, there is no word to describe how fun is this one. The best fight of all the game. Imagine the last boss of Burning Rangers with more speed, multi ways to kill him and an oppressive timing. Phase one, attack the computer screen that glows red (virus will be inside the screen), also attack the electric pillar that has a red flashing light. Phase 2, all of his attack can be dodged by running around him for a few seconds, then stopping to attack. It may be easiser for you to use the Radar map to run, rather then looking at the screen. DARK FALZ (Dark Force with a bad translation name as in PS 1, I talk only of the translation name, for the japanese name it depends on how you read the katakanas. The best is to hear how a japanese player pronounces it.) : don't panic during the first phase and then the battle will be very easy in normal. You need to kill between 3-10 floating skulls during phase 1. The skulls will have a purple light in them. During phase two, concentrate your attacks against one of the dragon heads. Phase three is very easy, keep attacking him until he dies. You can not dodge his attacks here. Hard & VHard will have a phase 4, you may only attack him while he is not glowing, he will be solid black. If he is glowing colors don't bother attacking. If he goes high in the air, run around then circle to dodge his fireballs. You can use Resist-Holy/Saint to lower the damage dealt by his unavoidable grants attack. Be sure to keep full health during this battle, his attacks are very strong. 10 BUGS IN THE OFF LINE MODE TO KNOW : There is a big bug in the mine. You cannot read the message of Red Ring Ryco. If you click accidentaly on it, use a telepipe to unlock you (japanese version) . Sometime if you hadn't find a pillar in mine 2 before fighting the third boss, after him you arrive in a room with a door and the game freeze. You need to shut down the dreamcast and switch on it again... Well it's not really a bug but when you are in melee with the magician and a centaur in the ruins sometimes the magician teleports you to the begininng of the floor... It's possible that those bugs have been corrected in other version, but they are confirmed in the japanese one. If you have the japanese version and never encounter them it means you are lucky, but don't tell me it's a lie cause i experienced them. 11 TIPS : During the first loading of the off line mode or the on line mode, move the analogic thumb to see a light following the moves. you can play with it during the horrible loading. In the off line mode, press Y then X to make appear all the sentences you can use in the on line mode. It's useless, but sometimes the people in the game try to answer and the answer can be very funny. When you died you have 2 possibilities : 1 : return to Pioneer 2 but you lose all moneys, items and your main weapon. However you can go directly to the boss without replaying the dungeon. If you don't buy a new weapon, you will find the one you had lose in the same room even if it's the boss room. 2 : you can make a reset after you died. When you reload your game, you have all exp, money, items you have found in the dungeon and even your main weapon. The drawback is that you must replay entirely the current dungeon. CAREFUL ABOUT THIS ADVICE, it's only for the japanese version, i have experimented it with an european one, and i lost all the items and missions i had completed. When i reloaded, i was at my last save. The game has an auto save after you finish a mission. You can save a game during a mission but if you keep exp, money and items, you must restart the mission from the beginning. Note about the auto save feature : it has been removed of the us and european version, that's why when you make a reset you return to your last save... Secret Areas : Forest 2 : In room 7, a part of this room is hidden behind a mountain. Once you are in it, this part appears on the map. Forest 2 : There is a ROOM 9, i haven't mentioned just aside the room 7. In it you fight usually Rappy and Hildebear. It's the only room locked in the mission Journalistic Pursuit. In this room, a part of the map also appears only when you walk through. It's right of the entrance by room 7. It's a little way, you find here a barrier switch and box. There is nothing valuable in these secret areas. Ruins 1 : In the room i called test room 3, in the mission Doctor Secret Plan, you see a hole and a waterfall. Go toward the waterfall and walk on the border, you will go behind the waterfall. This area never appears on the map. On line in very gard, you can find very rare items. To avoid shooting flying mine, or simply to avoid they explode on you, press start button and walk quietly between them. It's easy to do that, more easier than to customize your menu without a weapon in it. (submitted by Renaud Mottier) 12 WALKTHROUGH FOR THE OFF LINE GAME : You begin the game after a good FMV and in the principal's office. He asks you to find his daughter "Red Ring Ryco". Then talk to the secretary and then to the doctor and exit. Welcome to Pioneer City, an artificial city made for spaceship. Here you will find a hospital, some shops to spent money for armor, weapons and items. You will also find a guild to obtain a work. So what are you waiting for, become a hunter and buy your own house. Obtain a free ticket to Ragol and death. Cool, isn't it ? More seriously find the guild and accept the first mission to enter the first scenario. SCENARIO 1 : WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NATIVE ? The last report of the scientists of Pioneer 1, confirmed existence of those creatures. They weren't so dangerous and they began some experiments on them to see if they can use them for their personnal needs. They also succeeded in fixing the weather as they wished but suddenly the weather became crazy exactly like the monsters who attacked human without any reason. People of Pioneer 1 hide underground and we never heard any news since this. MAGNITUDE OF METAL : Go in the forest. I have divided the dungeon in room so you don't need a map. ROOM 1 : Use a barrier switch to access the chest here, then use a normal switch to open the door. ROOM 2 : Kill the monsters here and collect items. Now exit. ROOM 3 : There are two exits here, one is locked so forget it. Focus on the monsters to open the other exit. ROOM 4 : You see a barrier and a door. Kill all the monsters to open both. Collect items behind the barrier then pass the door. You find Elenor here. After you talk, she joins you. Use the switch near her to access room 5. ROOM 5 : Here use a barrier switch to collect items and pass the door. ROOM 6 : Kill all the monsters. Use the barrier switch for items then exit. ROOM 7 : Use the barrier switch to collect items, kill some monsters then use a switch to open the door. You are back in room 3, now go in room 1 to find the mag of Elenor and yours. After that return to Pioneer City and talk to Garon at the guild. Now you can receive the reward. CLAIMING A STAKE : You must find a guy in the forest and rescue him if he is alive. Go in Room 3 to find him. But he wants you to find some capsules, three to be exact. The first is in room 6, the second after the barrier in room 4 and the third can be find by using the way you used with Elenor. Now return to room 3 and talk to the guy. A warp opens, use it to return to the guild. Talk to your customer and then to the women at the guild to obtain the reward. BATTLE TRAINING : Once you have met your customer, search in the guild for Kireek. After you talk he joins you. Return to the customer and talk. Now Ash lets you go in the forest.You begin randomly in the forest but you must reach room 1 to find the guy you are looking for. Once you find him, search the disk near and talk again to the guy. Kireek saves him and leaves you. You have just to use the warp or create one with a telepipe to return to Pioneer City. Talk to the customer and obtain the reward at the guild. JOURNALISTIC PURSUIT : You begin this mission in room 4. Circle around until you reach Room 3 to find a warp to Forest 2. ROOM 1 : You begin here and see 5 exits. One is close. Try the one on the right. ROOM 2 : Activate two switches here, collect items and kill some monsters. exit. ROOM 3 : (It's the exit on the left in room 2).Collect items here. exit. ROOM 4 : (it's the exit straight)collect items here. ROOM 5 : it's the last exit and the good way. you must build the way to the computer. Exit by the way that goes up. ROOM 6 : collect items then go down to the exit. ROOM 7 : activate 2 switches here and pass the door near one of the switch. You are back in room 5, click on the computer here. Then the mission is over. Return to the guild, talk to your customer and receive the reward. NB : Forest 2 is not complete, you will visit more in an another mission. THE FAKE IN YELLOW : It's simple, find your way to room 7 of Forest 1, open the door by using the switch here and click on the yellow giant monster called a rappy again and again until the scientist talk to you. Now return to the guild to receive the reward. NATIVE RESEARCH : You have 20 minutes to collect 5 samples of DNA of native monsters. Info 4 is in room 7 of forest 1, it's a wolf. Info 2 is the rappy in room 1 of forest 1, and Info 1 is the Booma in room 4 of forest 1. Now go to forest 2 and find the two last infos.Info 5 is in room 1, you must kill a giant gorilla to obtain it. Info 3 is the most difficult to obtain. Go in room 4 and kill the flower. Search the ground and press A to find the last info near her dead body. Return to the guild quickly and give your report to Alicia. you can now receive the reward. FOREST IN SORROW : Alicia comes with you cause one of the data samples seems to be wrong. You begin in room 6 and you must go in Forest 2 by using the warp in room 3. Kill everyone in room 7 and don't live this room before you meet a baby monsters. Behind a mountain is a small path, use it to meet the monster. He runs cause he is afraid of you. Now reach the computer that opens the bridge to the computer in room 5, then go to it after a big fight in room 1. Use this weather computer to learn about the animal here. Now go in room 3 for a very difficult fight and search again the baby. This time he can't run. When Alicia talk to you answer "it's not a good idea" (answer 2), and the mission is over. Go in the guild and collect money. GRAN SQUALL : A boat has crashed here. you must find it. You begin to find Bernie in room 4 of forest 1 and answer "yes" when he offers to come with you. You need him to open some doors here and reach Forest 2. In Forest 2, find you way to the room 3. After the classic battle, you find a new teleport that wasn't here in previous mission. Use it to access to room 8 (sometimes, this warp can be in another room) . ROOM 8 : here, kill everyone of course, then use a warp to use a barrier switch and collect items once you come back, and then advance to find the girl Bernie was searching. He left you to save her and you have just to use a telepipe to return to the guild and receive your money. Now the game is blocked and doesn't offer the new set of missions. So return in the forest and go in room 8 of forest 2. You will see a new teleport that wasn't here before. Use it to reach the first boss. BOSS : GOLDEN DRAGON : It's simple, with a gun, at level 8, i circled around him and shot his head. Exactly as in Record of Lodoss War you must be sure that the monster never flies. If he does, he may dive in the ground and does great damage to you. To be sure he never flies, stay not so far away from his head so he keeps trying to eat you. Takes a little time to get used to, but he is the easiest boss. After this awesome battle talk to the principal and now a new set of missions is available. CONCLUSION : the data Alicia found wasn't wrong, she concludes that this monster is not a native but an altered beast. The cell have mutated and only human can do this. SCENARIO 2 : HOW CAN HUMAN CREATE AN ALTERED BEAST ? Now you will reach a new dungeon, the cave. There you will find the upgraded version of natives, the altered beasts. Your real mission is to understand who did this to the underground creatures on Ragol, or how it happened. THE VALUE OF MONEY : After you talk to the customer, go in the weapon shop and talk to the man here. Answer "NO" and "YOU ARE STUPID" or something like that. Then go to the customer, talk to her then return to the husband in the weapon shop. Talk then return to the guild for the last time. Talk to the customer, then to the guild to receive the reward. After this awesome mission, choose the next one... ADDICTING FOOD : A women want to eat sweet food. You learn in town that three sisters have disappeared and they were the bakers of Pioneer 2. You must find them to help your customer. Go in the cave. NB : THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT MAPS OF B1, THREE OTHERS FOR B2 AND THREE FOR B3. IN EACH MISSION THE MAP IS DIFFERENT, DON'T EXPECT A CERTAIN MAP. THE CAVE IS THE ONLY DUNGEON THAT CAN CONFUSE YOU. IT'S A LONG AND DIFFICULT DUNGEON. CAVE 1, MAP 1 : Two new things appear, a ground switch on which you must walk on to activate it and healing ring in which you stand under to... heal HP/TP (there are some in the forest but i have never used them) . ROOM 1 : Exit to the next room. ROOM 2 : To kill a nano dragon, try to hit him in close range. You see 2 exits. the north one is closed and you use the left one. ROOM 3 : Kill then pass a door and use a switch to open the north exit in room 2. ROOM 4 : You see 2 exits, north and left. ROOM 5 : (left) if you go left you can use a warp to a room where you must kill monsters and then you arrive in room 7 on the other side to use a switch. ROOM 6 : (north) Kill the flower and exit. ROOM 7 : Here exit. ROOM 8 : You can use a switch, then kill a lot of monsters and exit north. ROOM 9 : Kill few monsters and exit north to 2 switches. Now you exit left or right. ROOM 10 : (left) It's a simple room, no exit. ROOM 11 : (right) Kill then exit north. ROOM 12 : Kill then exit north. ROOM 13 : There is a warp on the other side that you must reach, exit. ROOM 14 : Exit. ROOM 15 : You can exit left or right. ROOM 16 : (left) You use a switch to reach the healing ring. ROOM 17 : (right) You can use a warp. After this room you are on the other side of room 13 and you can go to CAVE 2. CAVE 2, MAP 1 : ROOM 1 : Exit. ROOM 2 : Kill then exit. ROOM 3 : Kill then exit. ROOM 4 : You see 2 exits here. north and left. ROOM 5 : (left) Use a switch and kill 2 foes to access room 6. ROOM 6 : Kill then exit to room 7. ROOM 7 : A little room with cool items. Now come back in room 4 and use the exit north. ROOM 8 : (north) Once here, exit right. ROOM 9 : You go to a warp and kill everyone. You can use a switch. Come back to room 9 and pass the door. ROOM 10 : Kill then exit. ROOM 11 : kill then a door open to a switch and healing ring. Now exit by the other door in room 12. ROOM 12 : Kill then exit. ROOM 13 : Use all the switch here. you have 3 exits, right, left and north. ROOM 14 : (right) You find after this room some items. ROOM 15 : (north) Kill to collect items. ROOM 16 : (left) Kill then exit. ROOM 17 : Now you can go to CAVE 3. CAVE 3, MAP 1 : ROOM 1 : You see 3 exits, one is locked north, one is open north and use the left exit. ROOM 2 : (left) Kill to open a door north, pass it to use a switch and come back to exit left. You see a warp use it. ROOM 3 : After the warp, kill and exit. ROOM 4 : Kill then go left to a switch and a way. If you continue, you find a room with a switch that opens the locked door in room 1. So use the exit of the right. ROOM 5 : (right) Here you can buy a cake. There are 2 exits, right and left. The mission is over once you have the cake. The crazy sisters want to prepare some again before they return to Pioneer, if you use a telepipe and bring it to your current customer you can receive the reward. Other people will continue to explore cave 3 to find items and earn exp, that's why i have finished this floor. ROOM 6 : (right) Kill and exit to room 7. ROOM 7 : Kill to collect item then come back to room 5. ROOM 8 : (left) You see 2 exit, north and left. ROOM 9 : (north) Kill then exit to room 10. ROOM 10 : Kill then cllect items. Return to room 8 and use the other exit. ROOM 11 : (left) kill and exit. ROOM 12 : Kill and exit. ROOM 13 : you see 2 exit. the one north, leads to room 1... so go right. ROOM 14 : Kill and exit. ROOM 15 : Kill and exit. ROOM 16 : Use 4 switches and exit. ROOM 17 : Kill then exit to collect items. THE LOST BRIDE : Cicil comes with you and she mustn't use a healing item. You must find the waterfall of cave 2. First find your way to cave 2. It's long but easy. Beware cause the map can be different from the one you now. It could be Cave 1, map 2. (Try to use the map of WATERFALL TEARS, even if you don't begin in the same room). CAVE 2, MAP 2 : (i just give the good path for now cause later you will have the opportunity to explore it. Of course you will begin in other room so i will change the room number) ROOM 1 : Exit by the right. ROOM 2 : Go straight and follow a corridor. ROOM 3 : Go straight and follow another corridor. Go left then and you arrive in the waterfall room. Look at the scene and return to the guild by using a telepipe. receive your reward there. SECRET DELIVERY : You have 45 minutes to save Elenor. Go in the cave. ROOM 1 : Kill then exit. ROOM 2 : It's a corridor , follow it and kill everyone on the way. ROOM 3 : Kill then exit straight. ROOM 4 : Switch on the light, kill and exit. Now you will find your way to cave 2. Near the end of this floor you meet a hunter, exit to cave 2. In cave 2, you can use the map of ADDICTING FOOD, the only difference is that you must find a purple switch further in the dungeon. NEVER talk to the robot you find or you will have to fight him. Once you find Elenor, return to the hunter you have meet, talk again and use a telepipe to exit. THE GRAVE'S BUTLER : The map of cave 1 is the same as in ADDICTING FOOD. So use it to reach cave 2. Search the waterfall room in cave 2 and read the message there, then use a switch to exit. Pass the door and you return to Pioneer City to collect the reward. WATERFALL TEARS : After you meet the customer, go in the cave. CAVE 1, MAP 2 : ROOM 1 : When you arrive, enter and kill one of the three hunters. Exit. ROOM 2 : Kill then use a barrier switch and. Now use a switch and exit. ROOM 3 : Kill, one door leads to items, and the other is the good exit. ROOM 4 : Pass a door to use a switch. If you decide to pass another door, you go in room 1. So now use 4 switches to pass the second door of room 4. ROOM 5 : Kill and collect a tons of items. Return to room 4 and pass the third door. ROOM 6 : Kill, use a switch and exit. ROOM 7 : Kill, collect items and exit. In the next corridor a switch opens the locked door. ROOM 8 : Switch on the light, kill then exit. Use the warp to collect items and come back to the corridor. Use the last exit now. ROOM 9 : Kill then exit. ROOM 10 : Kill then exit. ROOM 11 : On your left is a room that leads to a fight and healing ring. So exit right. ROOM 12 : Switch on the light, kill and exit to cave 2, map 2. CAVE 2, MAP 2 : ROOM 1 : Kill then exit. ROOM 2 : Use the switch to open the way left. Exit right. ROOM 3 : Kill and exit. ROOM 4 : Kill and find a hunter. Return to room 3 and exit north. ROOM 5 : Kill then exit. ROOM 6 : Kill, use a switch and fight a hunter. Once he stops, the mission is over. Use a telepipe to return to the guild. BLACK PAPER : After you meet the customer, read the letter on the quest board, then go to the cave. You can return to cave 2 cause the map is the same in theory. In cave 2, search the waterfall room and kill a hunter. Now go straight. In the next room go left to use a warp and reach the switch that opens the door right. Exit straight in the next room, then right and you find the warp to cave 3. In Cave 3 (MAP 2), go straight, kill and exit north. Follow the way to the room with a barrier switch to see Black paper. Exit right and kill. Exit south and kill the monsters and then a hunter. Exit, talk to Kroe to end this mission. return to the guild to receive your reward. Now it's time to meet the second boss. Unfortunately the game reveals the third map of Cave 1, 2 and 3. CAVE 1, MAP 3 : ROOM 1 : Kill then exit. ROOM 2 : Kill then exit. ROOM 3 : Kill, you see 2 exit. Straight leads to items, and left with the message is the good way. ROOM 4 : Kill then exit. ROOM 5 : Use tehswitch to shut down the barrier in room 4 then take items and last exit of here. ROOM 6 : You see 3 exits. First use 3 switches on the ground and pass the door. Switch on the light here, kill and collect items. Return to room 6, pass the second door to reach a switch and open the third door in room 6. ROOM 7 : Kill then exit. ROOM 8 : You see 2 exits. Left leads to items, then use the other exit to reach a warp. Use it. ROOM 9 : Kill then exit. ROOM 10 : Kill then use a switch and barrier switch. Exit. ROOM 11 : Use a switch to open the door. Kill and you see 2 exits. Right exit is useless so exit straight to room 12. ROOM 12 : Kill and exit to cave 2, map 3. CAVE 2, MAP 3 : ROOM 1 : enter, kill then exit. ROOM 2 : You see 2 exits. Go straight first. ROOM 3 : In this room you see 3 exits. Left and right lead to items. So exit north to a warp. Use it to find a barrier switch, exit and use a switch to arrive in room 4. ROOM 4 : The exit of the left is the second exit of room 2. Use the barrier switch then exit. ROOM 5 : Kill then exit. ROOM 6 : Kill, use all ground switches here to exit. ROOM 7 : Kill then exit. ROOM 8 : You see 2 exits. Straight leads to items, so go right. ROOM 9 : Go left to use a switch, straight to items and north right to exit. ROOM 10 : You see 2 exits, left leads you to 4 ground switches, then a room with a barrier switch and later items. So exit north. ROOM 11 : Kill and exit to cave 3, map 3. CAVE 3, MAP 3 : ROOM 1 : Kill then exit. ROOM 2 : 2 exits. Right to collect items, so go go left in a corridor with 2 exits. North leads to items so go left. ROOM 3 : One exit is locked so exit right and use a switch. You open the other door so use it. ROOM 4 : Kill, then you see 3 exits. Use 4 ground switches. Left leads to items, south to a barrier switch and last you can exit north to room 5. ROOM 5 : kill, then use 2 switches on the ground. The exit west leads to a room then to room 3, so exit straight to room 6. ROOM 6 : Kill then exit. ROOM 7 : Use 4 ground switches to exit. ROOM 8 : Kill then exit. ROOM 9 : Kill then exit to the boss. BOSS : DE ROL LE : I was at level 20 when i killed him. Be sure you have 10 dimate, 10 monomate with you. You can hit him with a gun but the battle is very very very long, that's why i used a sword (in this case the battle is difficult...) . You can hit him when he attaches his head onto your boat. He will attack with his tentacle but you must break his head. Give 6 hits the first time and run from the tentacle, then you can give 4 hits and run from the tentacle. You will see his true head then. When he flies, be sure you are on the corner of the boat and no stone will touch you. When he switches off the light and show his head, you can give 2 hits to his head with a gun and run from his laser beam. After 25 to 45 minutes he will escape. You will kill him later. NB : THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT FIGHT OF THE GAME, DON'T E MAIL ME ABOUT HIM, CAUSE I CAN'T TELL MORE. IF YOU WIN, YOU COMPLETE SCENARIO 2. I CANNOT DO OR SAY ANYTHING MORE. CONCLUSION : By reading the message of Ryco you have learned that this snake use his tentacle to mutated the underground native into altered beast. But you also learn that he is an altered beast and probably the first. So the real question is what happenned to him ? SCENARIO 3 : THE MINE, WHERE THE MACHINE KILLED HUMAN : After you talk to the principal, a new set of missions appears. It's clear that to find what happened to the altered beast you must go further in Ragol and find the explanation in the mine, the place where experiments began. KNOWING ONE'S HEART : Elly comes with you to find Calus. Go to the Mine. ROOM 1 : Exit by the open door. ROOM 2 : Kill then use a switch to open the locked door in room 1. You see 2 exits, left and north. ROOM 3 : (North) Is for an item so go left. ROOM 4 : (left) Exit to room 5. ROOM 5 : Left you find items so go right to use a switch. Enter the room and use the warp to access the center of the room. Return to this room and use the other exit. ROOM 6 : Kill then exit. ROOM 7 : You see 2 exits. use a barrier switch to collect items, exit left to find a second barrier switch. Return to room 7 to exit by the right exit. ROOM 8 : Enter this corridor and Elly receives a mail. ROOM 9 : Kill 2 big bots. ROOM 10 : Kill then you see 2 exits. Begin by the right exit to room 11. ROOM 11 : You see 2 exits, one leads to an item, and one to 2 ground switches. return to room 10 and use the exit north. ROOM 12 : Use 2 ground switches and exit. ROOM 13 : Kill one robot. ROOM 14 : Kill and exit right. ROOM 15 : Use 2 ground switches and exit. ROOM 16 : Kill, one exit leads to 2 ground switches, use them, and a room with items. Then come back in room 16 to exit north and find Calus. It's a computer and something very powerful has corrupted him and the machine. The machine killed all humans, but the body of Ryco is not with them. Return to the guild to obtain the reward. DOCTOR OSTO'S RESEARCH : Go to the mine after you talk to the customer. You'll begin in Mine 2. MINE 2 : ROOM 1 : Kill then you see 2 exits, left and north. Go north first. ROOM 2 : Use a barrier switch and return to room 1, exit left this time. ROOM 3 : Kill a hunter and exit south for items and north for the good way. ROOM 4 : You see 2 exits, north and left. Left leads to room 2 so go north. ROOM 5 : To kill the robot, destroy the disk with spike on it. You must exit north to find an ally and cool items, then come back to exit left. ROOM 6 : Kill then exit, use a switch to open a locked door, exit by the door near the switch to collect items and the hunter will open the last door of this room. ROOM 7 : Destroy the disk to stop the robots. Exit. ROOM 8 : Kill then switch on the light on the left. North exit leads to items so exit right. ROOM 9 : Run to the disk to destroy the robots. Near the entrance is a room with items and a switch. However exit by the left exit. ROOM 10 : Kill the mine of the corridor, enter the room and kill. Pass a door left to find a purple barrier switch. Return to room 10 and this time, exit north. ROOM 11 : Switch on the light here and exit. You find the computer. Use the disk on it to collect datas. You are free to say your name or not to SUE, but it's better to not say your name if you wish to obtain the Soul Eater in normal mode. The mission is over, return to the guild and receive the reward. UNSEALED DOOR : Doctor Mome has decided to come with you, unfortunately. This guy is like a millstone round your neck. You will find it difficult to drag him than walk in the dungeon...It's the most difficult mission of the game, so again don't e mail me about it, all is here, the rest is up to you and you only. Defeating the Worm boss with this NPC is tuly difficult and it requires skill and 10 star atomizer. First bring him to the computer, you can use the map of Mine 2, there is no problem. Then exit of the room by going straight, to find three ground switches and an access to mine 1. MINE 1 : ROOM 1 : Kill and exit. ROOM 2 : Kill, switch on the light and exit. You arrive then in known rooms so use the map of Mine 1 above to eventually reach room 16. Things have changed. Killed two big bots and pass the door to the last part of Mine 1. ROOM 17 : Kill then exit. ROOM 18 : Use 4 ground switches, exit. ROOM 19 : Use 4 ground switches and exit. ROOM 20 : Use a barrier switch, kill and pass the door for items. Return to room 18 and exit north now. ROOM 21 : Kill, you see 2 exits. Right leads to items so exit north. ROOM 22 : Kill, you see 2 exits. Right is the good exit, cause the other leads to a couple of rooms and items. You have find the warp to the underground channel. UNDERGROUND CHANNEL : BOSS : DE ROL LE : 1 : As i say above, before you fight him with Mome, you must be sure to have 10 star atomizer. You can find one in mine 2, in Room 5 after you destroy a disk. exit by using a telepipe, and cancel the mission. Replay the scene until you have 10 star atomizer. 2 : Mome has 5 monomate with him. Be sure that in the dungeon he never uses one. Don't e mail me it's impossible, it's possible cause i do it many times. 3 : During the fight with the boss, choose to shoot with a gun. If the boss focus on Mome, try to receive the tentacle hit instead of letting Mome receive it. Then the monster will focus on you. 4 : The most difficult thing is to protect Mome from the purple fireball, cause it makes combos on him and kill him. Be sure you protect him. 5 : When the light disappeared, don't even try to shoot the head cause of Mome. If you do one shot and run, Mome will be hit cause he runs later after you. 6 : Be sure you have all your time cause this battle is very very very.... very long. I was at level 25 when i succeed. It's possible but you need all your skills. AFTER the battle, Mome concludes that Beta 772 has infected this monster after Calus releases it in nature. But the cell has disappeared in it and this boss is nothing but a monster. The last question is who corrupted the computer and realease the virus in nature ? It's the one responsible of the death of humans. Now the game is blocked again and you need to return in the mine to look for the third boss. BOSS : VOL OPT : PHASE 1 : shoot the spike in air so it goes down, then shoot the screen when you see the virus inside. PHASE 2 : You can choose the part you wish to destroy, then he died. Now you collect items, use a warp to a room and access to a path with a sealed door, it's the only enigma of the game so be careful. HOW TO OPEN THIS DOOR ? 1 : NEVER try to read the message of Ryco. It's only for the japanese version, sometime you can use a telepipe but sometimes the game freeze. If you have other version you can read the message. 2 : Use the warp to Pioneer 2 only if during Mine 2, you have find a pillar and activate it. IF YOU HAVEN'T FOUND IT : quit the game and save after you have seen the door, you can return to Pioneer City if you wish. 3 : you will replay the dungeon and in mine 2, you find a pillar this time. kill the boss again and this time use the warp to Pioneer 2 to save your victory. 4 : DON'T QUIT THE GAME NOW !! 5 : Search a second pillar in Forest 2, and a third in Cave 2. Activate them. 6 : The door is now open, enter the ruins. 7 : You have two choices, one is going directly to the last boss and finish the game, the other is to exit by using a telepipe to look at the three last missions. CONCLUSION : Mome has analyzed the research of Doctor Osto. The cell Beta 772 was released and altered the native cause the computer was corrupted. In the ruins is the secret of all of this, so it's time to finish this story. SCENARIO 4 : "A VERY DARK AND ANCIENTS EVIL AWAIT" (From the helpful guide of PS 3) : DOCTOR SECRET PLAN : Elenor comes with you to test a new weapon. RUINS 1 : ROOM 1 : Use 2 switches to exit. ROOM 2 : Test 1. You see 3 exits. Straight and 2 at the right. ROOM 3 : (straight), Kill and use one switch. The door leads to items. Now come back to room 2. Use the second exit right. ROOM 4 : Use a barrier switch here and pass the door. ROOM 5 : Use a switch and exit. ROOM 6 : Kill, and exit to a warp. ROOM 7 : You are now in the first right exit of room 2. Use 3 switches here. ROOM 8 : Kill you see 2 exits. Right leads to items. Go left. ROOM 9 : Test 2. You see 2 exits. Left are healing rings, so go straight. ROOM 10 : Items and an exit. ROOM 11 : Test 3, kill then use a telepipe to return to the guild. SEEK MY MASTER : Shino decides to come with you. Go in the ruins. RUINS 1 : ROOM 1 : Kill and exit right for items. Then exit left. ROOM 2 : Kill and exit. ROOM 3 : Exit to use a barrier switch. Come back collect items and use 2 switches to exit by the locked door. You are in test room 3, so use the previous map to reach test room 1. One exit leads to healing ring, one leads to some rooms and items and last one is the good. ROOM 4 : Kill then exit. ROOM 5 : Straight exit leads to items and then go left. ROOM 6 : Here sraight exit leads to a useless warp, so go left and use the warp here to 2 switches. ROOM 7 :This room can be reach by the third exit of room 6. Kill and exit. ROOM 8 : Kill and exit to RUINS 2. RUINS 2 : ROOM 1 : Kill, you see 3 exits. Exit left to a barrier switch and straight to feel a false earthquake. ROOM 2 : Kill you see 2 exits. Exit left. ROOM 3 : Near 2 switches, Shino feels her master. Pass the door. ROOM 4 : Kill, you receive the Kamui Sword. Exit. ROOM 5 : Left is the good way, right is a barrier switch. ROOM 6 : Here you meet a dead hunter. ROOM 7 : Fight, you obtain the Yasha Sword. 2 exits, left and straight. Left is a warp to items and straight, you feel another earthquake. NB : IF YOU EXIT NOW OR DURING THE MISSION BY USING A TELEPIPE, A NEW TEKKER HAS APPEARED NEAR THE SHOP. HE TELLS YOU THE LEGEND OF THE FOUR SWORDS AND SAID THAT ZOKE HAS THREE OF THEM. RETURN TO THE DUNGEON. ROOM 8 : Kill then you can talk to Zoke and receive the Sange Sword. Collect items and return to the guild now to receive the reward. FROM THE DEPTHS : Meet the customer and go in the ruins. RUINS 2 : ROOM 1 : Use 2 ground switches, exit right to use 2 more. Exit left then for items. The exit straight is the good one. ROOM 2 : Kill then exit. ROOM 3 : You can exit straight to a couple of rooms with items and then come back to exit left. You find two hunters here. ROOM 4 : Continue to find two more and kill the monster. 2 exits, one to items and the other is the good way. ROOM 5 : Kill then exit. ROOM 6 : Kill then exit right to a warp and collect items. Return in room 6 and exit by the left. ROOM 7 : You find a women, talk to her until she attacks you with monsters, kill them all. ROOM 8 : Kill, exit right to healing ring then exit left. ROOM 9 : Earthquake. Right exit is for items, so exit left. ROOM 10 : Earthquake then kill. You see 2 exits, right for items then exit left. ROOM 11 : Use the bridge. Avoid the box that falls on you and exit. ROOM 12 : Kill a centaur and exit. You can now go to ruins 3. RUINS 3 : ROOM 1 : Meet ASH and he joins you. Kill and exit. ROOM 2 : Kill and exit. ROOM 3 : There are 5 exits. "Left exit 1" leads to a barrier switch after some rooms. "Left exit 2" leads to a barrier switch in a dark room. "Exit right 2" leads to the fifth exit and a warp. Use it then fight in a dark room. Switch on the light to see the red switch. Now use the "exit of the right 1" to use a new warp. Use the machine here to collect datas. Exit then Ash leaves you and you can return to the guild by using a telepipe. Now all the missions are cleared. You see them in yellow and can replay them for exp and money. But don't do that. CONCLUSION : Ryco is possessed by Dark Force and she corrupted the computer and created all the problems. You must chase her now. Return to RUINS and go in ruins 3; Now the last door have opened. You can explore RUINS 3 easily that's why i don't give a complete map. At the end you find the teleport warp to the last boss. FINAL BOSS : DARK FORCE : When you arrived here, click on the Pandora's box in front of the obelisk. DARK FORCE appears. PHASE 1 : You are surrounded by 1000 mines, don't panic and shoot two of them and they disappear. You must shoot those with purple smoke inside them. It's important to know it cause in on line mode you must shoot more than two. PHASE 2 : the monster have 3 heads. Destroy the one on the right cause it's the healing head. To do this try to circle around him, and stays behind him so he can never use ice or fire on you. Once this head is destroyed, all are destroyed automatically. PHASE 3 : It's time to stay in front of him with 10 dimate or 10 star atomizer and shoot the ball under him. I used 9 dimate for this battle and he died. Also you have great chance that he didn't use the grantz technique on you. If you are near he will hit you with a freeze spell or a fire spell. Grantz is when you are far from him. In hard on line, it casts also a fall rain, like Zyo of PS4. You can avoid this attack but you must run. I was at level 30 when i won in one battle. This battle is very very easy in normal. However i received news from Kyapiko and he wasn't able at level 26 to win against him. I have also heard of the multi players technique on gamefaqs but really i don't know why everyone finds this boss so hard. It's a real easy fight in normal. PHASE 4 :(only in hard and very hard) I have fought it on line with a japanese player at level 100 and it wasn't easy. In this phase, Dark Falz takes you in the air. It turns into a giant creature and has several attacks. First you can shoot him only when he turns "solid". Usually he goes in the air and launch light ball on you. In this case you must run around him. Then he casts Grantz, With Resist Saint on you you can survive and heal, but you must be quick to heal unless it's too late. Even without Resist Saint, you can survive but you have also great chance to die in one hit. I think that it depends of your current speed. If you begin to run when he casts the spell it's too late. You must shoot the same ball as in phase 3 when he is solid but this time it's his heart. If you are not in front of him, you can have some problem to lock on it. To be simple, run, equip yourself with Resist Saint, be sure to have 10 trimate and 10 star atomizer and don't forget 3 or 4 scape doll. If you win, you will see the soul of Red Ring Ryco fly in the sky. Yes in hard she rests in peace, not in normal. ENJOYED THE END, Commander is crying, you go on Ragol to leave in peace. then there will be an auto save. Reload your file and you see that you have played in level normal. Now begin to play in Hard with you character and all items, exp and gold. Later you will play in very hard. Why this ? just to obtain a powerful character for the on line game. It's important if you wish to play with a japanese player. Also i noticed that the game makes a screenshot of your skin and includes it in the image during the credits, it also shows to you the oav version of your skin, impressive. Now hero, the rest is up to you. ADK, ALIAS DANDROID IN THIS GAME. 13 SIDE QUESTS, ASK FOR THE BEST : When you met Sue in unsealed door, she talked of Black hound but i have never fight him. NOW HERE IS THE WAY. SOUL EATER SIDE QUEST : First complete doctor's osto reasearch quest, and answer NO to Sue. If you have said your name it's too late and you must wait for the next difficulty level to obtain it. Second complete the unsealed door quest and be sure to talk to Bernie in the room that look likes a S and split in two parts. Talk again to Sue and finish this quest. Third complete the Waterfall Tears quest, after you beat Anna, continue to meet the Black Hound, Kireek. Kill him, very easy. Fourth, complete the Black Paper quest, on your way to cave 2 you will meet again Kireek, my advice is to use the map of Cave 1 in the inventory to see the triangle of Kireek on it. It's easier to find him then. Kill him, it can be long, and finish the quest. Last complete the From the depths quest. After Ash leaves you, Return to Pioneer by using a telepipe and re enter in Ruins 1. Look on the map to find Kireek and Ash. This time Kirrek is possessed by Dark Force and is easy to kill. You obtain the Soul Eater and kill the Black Hound. Note that Kireek talk of another pirate to you. You will probably fight this pirate in the appen disc. To complete this quest easily you have just to wait untilafter the last quest (from the depths) is available and then complete. The most important thing is to not says your name to Sue. AGITO SIDE QUEST : There is a fourth sword to find in this game. HERE IS THE WAY. You must be in hard mode and in the ruins after you collect Kamui, Sange and Yasha (Yasha was the name of a ninja in Shining Force 3 Saturn, Kamui is a ninja girl of this saga and last Agito is the last boss name of the Story of Thor). You will find in the ruins the book of katanas. Go to the tekker and he will say if it's the true sword or not. You can find 16 different versions of it. After you collect the fourth sword there is someone that can create the ultimate one for you from the fourth. I will add more information later. DOCTOR MONTAGUE'S WEAPONS : I remember that Doctor Montague offers to create a special weapon for me after the mission DOCTOR SECRET PLAN, if i bring some material. However i didn't find any in the normal level. Update 2.0 : I have found in the ruins in normal at level 32 the delsaber's right arm and obtain the DELSABER'S BUSTER from Montague. He can create also a shield if you find the left arm. Kill a lot of delsaber in the ruins to obtain it. The shield is very rare. Last, If you bring to him a Sinow Beat Arm, Montague will create the Sinow Beat Blade. AKIKO'S FRYING PAN : In the mission Secret Delivery talk to a guy, and answer !! both times. He will give you the WEAPONS EMBLEM. Now complete the mission. Go in Claiming a Stake, talk to another member to be accepted (in town) and complete this mission. Go in Value of money and talk to another member to be accepted, complete this mission. Go in Gran Squall, talk to the member and answer 1 to him to be accepeted. Complete this mission. Go in the Lost Bride and talk to the last member. Complete this mission. Now return to the secret delivery and talk to the guy who gave the emblem and then you will talk to his woman near the bank. You obtain the Pan. 14 DONWLOAD QUESTS : Well, let's begin by how to find them. 1 : You need to go on line, yes connect yourself on line. You need the correct game nationality and the correct dreamcast of course. 2 : If the game said that your username is incorrect, it's because you have donwload some files from a foreigner site with it. In this case you need to reinstall the dreamkey... 3 : Once connected, you open your account for the game and you have two choices : 1 connect to the main server (ship select) 2 connect to the download server. Choose 2 to find the download quest. The problem is that you cannot access to this menu during your connection. you can only choose your ship. The download server is not ready for the moment in other version than the japanese one. Now the american server has opened the download server, with the letter from Lionel. The quests are excellent. You will do and see things and corridors you have never seen in the game. Actually only one quest, Letter from Lionel, is international. However it's limited to the language of your dreamcast. The japanese downloadable file can be used with other version but can be downloaded only if you have an account on Isao net. In Japan, before the appen disc, Sega has opened a challenge between players, you can download it, but can't enter the contest if you haven't a japanese Dreamcast. Each quest is built to help people to reach the level 100. Ok Let's go : DOWNLOAD QUEST 1 : LETTER FROM LIONEL/LA LETTRE DE LIONEL/MAIL NO LIONEL : (110 BLOCS) The guild has received a mail from Lionel, an android. First read the quest board. Now go to the forest. Find your way to Forest 2. Go in Room 3 and talk to a hunter. Then you can use a warp to room 8. You can kill the monsters first but it's better to use the other warp. You arrive in a small room with the head of the android. It's alive. Read the quest board to chat with the head of Lionel. You must chat until it gives a clue about the next part of him you must find. You have probably noticed a room locked in forest 2. Once Lionel says : "i must be in a stomach", this room opened. Go in and kill the hildebear. You obtain the arm of Lionel. Talk with the arm by using the quest board and it gives a clue for the legs. Go in Forest 1 and in room 2 you find the left leg in the river. Talk to the leg by using the quest board and you learn that the other leg is in the cave. To go in the cave, return to room 8 of forest 2 and do as if you wish to go to the boss. The difference is that the warp takes you to the cave. The right leg is in cave 2. Fourth map of the cave : ROOM 1 : Kill and exit. CORRIDOR 1 : be careful. ROOM 2 : Kill, you see 2 exits, north leads to a dark room and then to items. Go left. ROOM 3 : Kill and exit. ROOM 4 : 3 mines, exit. CORRIDOR 2 : Go right to go in room 5, you can also go straight. ROOM 5 : Kill and exit, use the warp. Use another warp to open the door, you are back in the corridor, go straight now. ROOM 6 : Kill and exit. ROOM 7 : Kill, you see 2 exits, One to a healing ring and the other is the good. ROOM 8 : After a third corridor, kill, you see 3 exits. Left for an isolated room, the north door is locked, you can go right. ROOM 9 : Use 4 ground switches, go in the dark room, switch on the light and kill. Once you return in room 9 you see a Pan Arms in Cave 1 (it's impossible normally). Use the second door of room 9. ROOM 10 : The exit left leads to room 8, and the other to cave 2. Once in cave 2, you will visit a maximum of 3 rooms, i can just say that you follow the way to the leg because it's simple. Talk with the leg and now use a telepipe. Near the guild is the hunter you saw in the forest, talk to him until he gives the body. Congratulations, Lionel is complete. Now go in the guild talk to him and receive the reward. This quest is very fun, and the monsters appear and attack as in very hard, even in normal. This quest is available now in America, but not in Europe. DOWNLOAD QUEST 2 : A NEW WEAPON : (66 BLOCS) You must set up the language of the game in japanese to play this one. Otherwise the VMU will not recognize it. The customer, Oswald wants four "ingredients" to create a photon weapon. He obtained an access to the secret research about photon weapon and now, he wants to make one. He offers to give it to you in addition of the reward. You have access to two dungeons, forest and cave. Read your quest board to see the list of items you must find. Go in the forest, in room 1 and room 7 you find a "Moon Tyte" (you have 2 now). Go in Forest 2 and fight the dragon. You obtained a "Dragon Scale". It's time to return to Pioneer 2 and to enter the cave. Advance in the dungeon and find a room with 2 exits. One leads to a healing ring and the other to a rock with shining stars on it, this room is splited into two parts and i'm talking of the part with the rock, search the rock to obtain an item. Find your way to cave 2 and search the waterfall room. You see another rock. Search an item in it. Now you can go to cave 3 for exp or simply return to Pioneer 2.Talk to the customer, he offers 3 choices in kanji. It's Sword, Staff and Gun but the kanjis were so small that i'm not sure. Anyway, talk to him and choose one of the three until he gives a weapon. Then talk to him and you can receive your reward as in a classic mission. Note : You can obtain a lot of weapons, all are using the photon. I'm sure that rare items aren't in this quest fortunately. I obtain a poor Frost Sword and a poor Frost Staff because i used the first choice and the second. I haven't choose the third yet. DOWNLOAD QUEST 3 : A VERY SPECIAL TEST FOR A HUNTER : (37 BLOCS) You must set up the language of the game in japanese to play this one. Otherwise the VMU will not recognize it. Donoph, a hunter wants you come with him in the ruins to kill 99 monsters in less than 30 minutes. Zoke the great swordman didn't do better. You can answer "??" or "!!" to Donoph. It's better to answer "!!". You go in ruins 3 alone and find him there. Kill 99 monsters to complete this mission. It's easy and Donoph count them for you. Note : a new tekker appears in town and some new characters. There is probably a side quest but as all is in japanese i will wait for the translation. Anyway no one in town is happy about the success of Donoph. DOWNLOAD QUEST 4 : PSO FAMITSU CUP : (110 BLOCS) This quest is sponsorized by Famitsu the great video games magazine in Japan. I really doubt of a translation, but who knows... You must set up the language of the game in japanese to play this one. Otherwise the VMU will not recognize it. This quest is special. You go (off line) in the forest, cave and mine and play some mini games. Once the quest is completed the game store your time in memory. A japanese player can put his record on the official site of the challenge and there is a ranking between all the japanese players. If you haven't an account on Isao net and a japanese dreamcast, you can play this quest but you will not enter the contest. Ign, has announced a similar contest in America. Nothing for Europe... During all this quest when you have a choice it's yes or no. The question is each time : "Do you know the rule of this mini game ?". Answer yes each time to gain time. The goal is to complete this quest as fast as possible. Forest : The commander asks you to go in the forest to begin the contest. In town everyone say a lot of interesting things about it and you can see signs for Famitsu. Go in the forest. You know the game, stone, cissor and leaf ? This is it. Shino appears to explain that you need 11 points to be as strong as Sakura 66 (who is she ?). To obtain points you must beat four opponents. First oppopnent : Rag Rappy : You find him in room 6. Talk to him and you have three choices : GO SHYOKO BAR If you win with a go, you earn 2 points, with a shyoko 1 point and with a bar, 5 points. It's the same thing for others opponents. Use the warp to go directly to another opponent. Second opponent : A scientist who works with Alicia. Third opponent : in the same room, pass the blue barrier and talk to a ship. Yes it is the third opponent. Fourth opponent : in room 7, near the Rag Rappy, is a stone hidden somewhere. Talk to it to meet the fourth opponent. Once you have 11 points talk to Shino and she opens the path to the cave. Cave : Very fun and very freak at the same time. You talk with Morrigan (not the one of Capcom ok ?). She asks you to find a friend. Search a door that can be opened. In it talk to Type 0 and he comes. He is a witness. Talk to Morrigan and she disappears. You must chase her. (She is the girl possessed by Dark Force In the mission From the Depths). 1 : You must go through this corridor without dying. Type 0 will wait for you at the end of the corridor. 2 : You see rocks and a barrier. To open the door you must reach the switch. This room has a particular property : It acts as a giant warp. You must find the good pixel to be teleported near the switch and then near the door. Begin to go right and near the rock to reach the switch and then go near the entrance to reach the exit. Long but not hard. 3 : Each time you destroy a box in this room, an ennemy appears. Kill them all. Exit. 4 : Morrigan is hidden on the left of the room. She is invisible, so lock on her. Once you talk she escapes again. 5 : Kill all monsters and protect Type 0. Exit. 6 : In the waterfall, Morrigan stuns you and you lose precious time. Exit as fast as possible... 7 : Go right instead of straight. In the next room switch on two ground switches and pass the door on the left (not the one north left) to switch on two more ground switches, Then you use a warp. You are now in a room, kill and exit. You are in the path that went straight. Return to the room with 2 ground switches and pass the door north left for a little challenge. Kill some monsters quickly (talk to the creature to begin the challenge). Last pass the door north right. In this new room, search four invisble ground switches and each time you use one, kill a monster. Last pass the door straight for items and the door opened with 4 switches to reach the end of this floor. 8 : Talk to Morrigan and she opens the way to the mine. Mine : You meet a hunter. It's the guy who helped Kroe at the begining of the mission Waterfall Tears. He wants to test your speed. The goal here is to touch him. Once you lock on him press A repetively to touch him a lot until he admits you are faster than him. Stage 1 : in the room you meet him, begin to chase him. In the next room kill all monsters. You find the next stage. Stage 2 : He is in the center of the room. Use a warp to reach him. You must touch him and 2 doubles of him (the impact are not the same). It's long. You can access from here a small room, in it there is an invisible man who gives an item a price because you search him. You can visit all rooms here for items and fights but find stage 3. Stage 3 : The hardest and the longest of all. Our dear hunter continues to teleport from a corner to another but never in a corner you are. Simply go in the opposite direction and be on the corner once he is to win. After this stage, follow him, talk to him and you can exit to Pioneer 2. To quit this mission talk to the commander and then to the girl. She will ask if you wish to quit (no or yes in this order) and if you wish to record your time (no or yes in this order). After that you quit this challenge. It is simply excellent. Congratulations Sega ! CONCLUSION : We lost the best part of the game with the downloadable quests. Sega of America and Sega of Europe must translate it as soon as possible. It's unforgivable to let players of the entire world outside of the fun. The server must be the same for everyone. PSO has a big success in Japan and when we will have the four quests (and maybe only three) the japanese players will play with two or three others. It's sure that other downloadable quests will be available in the future. Keep in mind that names of the quest 2, 3 and 4 will be different and items in quest 3 also. It's not an exact translation. I will fix everything with the official version. 15 PHANTASY STAR HISTORY AND THE MISSING LINK : PHANTASY STAR 1 : during 1987, PS 1 appears. It was the first japanese RPG ever made. Scenes in town are like in other PS but in dungeon there was a first person view and free movement like in a doom like and not as in dungeon master for example. This "four mega plus" cartridge was full and i used more than 20 hours to finish this game. WHY ? the dungeon was like labyrinth, i need to draw a map for the multi level. The package talked of 16 multi level dungeons, i have found 31. Few towns were available but the game wasn't linear. You can go where you want, explore the dungeon in the order you want and you can visit Parma, Motavia and Dezolis by using battle station, ships, hovercraft or your feet. Sometimes you must find the dungeon and what to do to advance in the story cause the game gives little information about the quest. There were 4 characters in your party, Alys the legend, Odin the hunter, Myau the strange cat and Noah (known as Lutz in other episode). PS 1 was a gigantic surprise when i played it on the master system and i buy the re edition on the genesis only released in Japan. It was the same but more beautiful. PS 1 had also beautiful images in the game. They were increased in the genesis version. In 342 of Alys World (A.W), Nero (Nei in the japanese version) was the first who discovered Dark Force inside the heart of Lashik. He was killed and Alys, her sister, decides to avenge his death. She meets Myau and Odin and later Noah on the way. Alys begins to visit Parma, then Mota to meet the gouvernor and fight a habitant of Mota (which were one of the heroes in PS 4 (GRIMM)) and then Dezolis. Of course her quest finished on Parma. She meets Medusa and some other boss. She completed a quest for the Laconia Sword (Nero's sword or Nei's sword) and armor which was the only one able to kill Lashik. Myau became a dragon to fly to Sky Castle (Game Arts used this idea later on Lunar). At the end of the game they kill Lashik and Dark Falz (it's "Force" of course but it was badly translated). There were two endings : Alys does or does not become the queen of Parma. PHANTASY STAR 2 : In 1989, the second RPG of the genesis appears after Super Hydlide. This was also an excellent surprise for me. The story was excellent but the technique so poor. This 6 mega cartridge has long labyrinth (more than 19, as they said on the package). This is the story of Rolf, an orphan saved from a crash by an unknown person. In 1284 A.W, he was haunted by nightmare more often. He find a creature that grows into an adult and named it Nei (a girl this once). All Mota is ruled by a computer named Mother Brain which appears mysteriously. Strange events occured and Rolf begin to search why. He met 8 other characters in this game. My favorite was Nei of course, Rudo the clone of Odin, the girl with green hair and the slasher and Cain. You can change their name. The hero gain the Megido technic at level 34 or 35. After a long time, Nei was killed by Nei first, her darkside. Then Rolf kill her. They find that the problem was a bug in mother brain. They decide to cut all transmissions with it by opening four dams and they were arrested. Sent in Gaya the space prison, Mother Brain use it to destroy Parma. They were saved by Captain Tyler (who has a town of his name in PS 4). In Dezo they find Myau's children all Nei's weapons and armor and meet Lutz. After he awakes from his cryogenic sleep, he told to Rolf the truth : he is an esper and can live more than 200 years, he was the one who saved Rolf from Dark Force and the crash and last Rolf is the last descendant of ALYS. They were teleported and opened the pandora's box to kill Dark force (a crude joke appeared, "oh a new weapon, huh ? oh no, it's Dark Force..."), Using all the power of the Megido Technique they kill him and a wonderful mother brain. Last they discovered the truth : 100 earth men escaped from a collapse in noah's arch. They built Mother to help the people of Mota but their anger awoke Dark Force. They enclosed him in the Pandora's Box. But he escaped and corupted them and Mother Brain. Now they are THE Dark Force. Without a chance to win, they engaged a desperate battle and all (earth men and heroes) died. Rolf asks who in Mota will kill Dark Force in 1000 years and then disappeared. PHANTASY STAR 3 : In 1991, appears the third episode. It was the first RPG i played so don't ask me if it's good. Many people said that it was not as good as PS 2, but in fact they don't understand the link with other episodes or never finished it because of the poor battles. You can change of hero during the game with a system of generation and only Wren and Mieu stays all the game. There were three quests (one and two were long and three very short) , seven worlds and two moons to explore. It's the longest of the saga. There were 4 endings. PS 3 has the best sprites for players but also the badest fights of all the saga. Another problem of the american translation was the names. They called Siren Wren and the Siren of the american version had another name in the japanese one. That's why everyone asks how Wren flew from Alisa 3 to Mota in PS 4. In fact it's not the same robot. In addition of that, Wren was the real japanese name for the cyborg of PS 4 in the japanese version. Before the crash of Parma, and due to their experience of it, the people of Parma built a fleet of 400 ships to save everyone. They felt the danger of Mother Brain. 398 ships were destroyed but they landed in Mota or Dezo (it includes the one of Captain Tyler). Orakio, Laya, Miun, Siren and Lune fought against Dark Force on Alisa 3. They enclosed it in Sunken Palace under the sword of Orakio. Lune and Siren were sent in two moons to supervise the security and were in cryogenic sleep, Miun was wounded and wandered in the desert searching Orakio desperatly and Orakio and Laya mysteriously disappeared after the final fight. Rulakir, the young brother of Orakio, was so jealous of his brother that Dark force comes in him and help him to survive during 1000 years. He stays in Lashute dungeon (it's Lashik dungeon in fact) and divided people into Orakians and Layans. Last after 1000 years of rest, he kidnapped the princess of the layan, Maya and brainwashed her. Then he abandons her on a beach. In 2224 A.W Rhys found a girl on a beach and decide to marry her. Unfortunately a layan dragon (Lyle) comes and kidnaps her. Rhys ,helped by Lena, escapes of prison and begins his personal war against Layans. He met Mieu and Wren, a more powerful version of Miun and Siren built by Orakio for his last descendant, Rhys. Last he met a powerful and hip character named Lyle, the dragon knight, and discovers that Lena is his sister. Eventually he saved Maya. At this point players can choose to marry Maya or Lena to obtain Ayn or Nial. Each one had a quest to perform. They met Siren for the first and Lune for the second. If Siren died, not Lune who was in the third generation. Each can marry Laya (the sister of the original Laya the friend of Orakio) or the sister of Lune. it gives four different heroes for the last generation. All of them discovered they were the descendant of the people of Parma and that Orakio and Laya were friends. They also discovered Rulakir's treachery. They found Orakio's sword, Laya's bow, Lune's Slicer and Siren's Shot. After they show Orakio's sword to Miun she calms down and gave Miun's claw, then she dies in peace. The legendary weapons became Nei weapons (the first who fought Dark Force) and last the ultimate weapons (to kill Dark Force). They obtain the Megido technique and the Grantz power. After they killed Rulakir, they opened the Pandora's box (and read the crude joke again) to kill Dark Force. Story 1 : After the fight they come on our earth. Story 2 : They find a solar system identical to Algo and land in a planet that looks like Parma. Story 3 : they destroyed Neo Parma (the 399 th ship) and Dark Force sworn to bring back to life all people who fight for and against him for the final battle in 1000 years. Story 4 : All the ships were destroyed but they were all saved cause they land on a solar system identical to Algo. PHANTASY STAR 4 : The explosive final (a second subtitle given by Sega of America) comes in 1994 to us. This game was full of references to other episodes. If there was always a doubt on which one is the best, PS 4 calmed down everyone and was simply the best of the saga. Imagine the best technique, the best fight (real fun like in Streets of Rage but for a RPG) original macro commands, skills, a guild, and 24 mega of power for a lot of dungeons. The sound was excellent and the ending fantastic. Last the quality of the english in this translation was superior to all RPG until now. PS 4 introducing powerful characters like Demi and Wren, a computer created Rika from the data of Nei and Nei first and you meet Rune (Slayne in japanese) and Grimm. The story begins in 2284 A.W. Alis Brangwin (Leyla in japanese) and Chaz Ashley (Rudi in japanese) are 2 hunters and work for money in a world abandonned by Mother Brain and surrounded by monster. Hire for a job at Mota university they were involved in a battle with Zyo a dark magician. On the way they met Rune and we discover that Alis and him kwow each other (but this part of the storyline was forgotten and we never know how they have meet). They also discover that 398 ships landed on Mota and Dezo and only 2 escaped from Algo. Alis was killed by Zyo and Rune joins you to avenge her death. They landed on Dezo near Tyler town and then fly to a satellite where they encountered Dark Force for the first time. One thing too bad in this game is that Dark Force is banal here. Then Rune said that he is a descendant of Lutz and everyone goes in the Esper mansion. After this they learned that Lashik and Sky Castle were back. They fought him in a dungeon with the same map as in PS 1 and came back on Dezo to kill a second Dark Force. They also met Myau, Alys friend, and his children and received Myau's claw. Last they killed a third Dark Force and found a way to Ryukross the fourth planet of the Algo solar system. There was "the roof" on it and it explains the whole story. The great light fought the profound darkness, his counterpart, and enclosed him behind a seal, the Algo solar system. The people there, were like guardians. When Mother Brain destroyed Parma the seal became unstable and that's why Dark Force came everywhere and revived four times (3 in PS 4 and 1 in PS 3). After that, Chaz obtain the megido technique, and the sword of Elsydeon built from all the soul of people who fought Dark Force. So the monster was right at the end of Phantasy Star 3, everyone will be here for the last battle, ennemies like heroes but he was wrong about the time. Then Chaz destroyed the Daughter of Mother Brain ,named Daughter, and the Profound Darkness. Peace is here forever and the ending was very long (30 minutes). AND NOW WHAT ? The possible next episode can be : 1 : The great light comes back to destroy Algo and take all people to another seal. It could explain why a new Dark Force exists in PSO. 2 : The Dark Force in the Pandora's box became independant and can revive. So the people create a seal to enclose him but even with this, the last ship landed in a new planet and all died. Phantasy Star 4 used the ending of Stroy 3 and PSO also uses it. That's why i considered it's the real ending of Phantasy star 3. Phantasy Star On Line takes his story in the second possibility and is linked with PS 3. PHANTASY STAR ON LINE : Commander Ryco Tyrell found the planet Ragol. They discover some native beasts and decide to fix the weather. But it changes dramatically and they hide in the mine, where they study new cell like beta 772 and find a strange door and some remains of an ancient civilization. Ryco finds a way to open the door by using some pillars and discovers Dark Force. Dark Force uses her to corrupt the computer in the mine. It releases in the nature the cell beta 772. This cell mixes with a monster and this monster creates the altered beast from the native (the monster is the second boss). The human were blocked in the mine and can't escape. the machine became crazy and all were killed. You arrive and discover that the ruins are in fact the rest of Alisa 3 and the door a seal not t be opened. After a long dungeon you unlock the Pandora's box and kill apparently once and for all Dark Force. You learn this missing link only at the end of the game and it's a good surprise at least. 16 SPECIAL WEAPONS : Ok, for a special weapon you need to play in hard or very hard in off line mode or on line mode. Once you find a special weapon, bring it to a tekker. He'll give you the name. There are a lot You can submit them to me if you wish. This board was created and submitted by Yann Dubois. I have added the rare items Yann didn't find. Note also that the value of attack Yann gives in this section is for a HUmar. For example, with the Varista my ATA (with a Hucast) is superior to the ATA of his HUmar. So I give my ATA here. I will update this section. Here are some items you will find : Name Lvl Stars Max Found Description Characteristics ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agito ATP195 9 ? >Hard ruins Depends. Saber ATP+?ATA+? Blade dance ATP385 +9 >VHard mines Two short blades with ATP+ATA+EVP+ paralysing special attack Celestial armor LVL85 12 Vhard ruins Chainsawd 12 +30 VHard ruins Long sword with very ATP+ATA+EVP+ strong attack. Special attack makes HP DB'S Saber ATP265 9 +9 >Hard ruins Short sword with strong ATP+250ATA+40 attack using TP DB is printed on the sword. Divinity armor LVL78 11 VHard Divinity barrierLVL63 12 VHard ruins Double Saber ATP235 10 +20 >Hard caves Double bladed photon sword. Special makes TP ATP+ATA+EVP+ Flowen's sword ATP385 9 +9 >VHard mines Special attack gives ATP+ATA+EVP+ TP Gae Bolg +9 >VHard forest Long sword with freezing special attack ATP+ATA+EVP+ General armor LVL55 >Hard caves God arm 11 >VHard mines Upgrade ATA+15 God body 11 VHard ruins Upgrade DEF+25 God mind 11 VHard ruins Upgrade TP+25 Guardian armor LVL75 VHard Imperial armor LVL67 >Hard ruins Imperial barrierLVL55 >Hard ruins Holiness armor LVL71 >VHard mines Also in shop. Parasite Wear : just 11 >Hard Cave This armor absorb energy of the damage De Rol after Androids can't use it. boss 2 Slicer of ATP475 +9 >VHard mines Throwing blade. Special ATP+ATA+EVP+ assassin can kill instantly Varista ATA192 9 +9 >Hard ruins Gun with paralyzing ATP+ATA+EVP+ around level 56 special attack Sinow Beat Blades 9 ? >Hard Mine A dagger with that can confuse the foe. Delsaber's 9 ? >Normal ruins Buster around level 32, A powerful sword that uses photon. or Hard ruins Soul Eater 9 ? Any difficulty It's the most powerful partisan i have and it can kill an ennemy in one hit. Battle Verge ATA214 9 ? >Hard ruins around level 57 A powerful staff, it steals half of the HP of an ennemy. Fire Scepter : ATA199 9 ? >Hard ruins Agni around level 57 A staff that cause great damage with a fire attack. 17 HUMAR GUIDE : This guide was submitted by Yann Dubois. Humar beginner and advanced guide : The Humar is the most classical and balanced character in PSO. It's a Human plus a Hunter profile. He's good in close combat, can use middle distance weapons such as guns and some riffles and can use techniques which allows a balanced potential developement. 1 : At the beginning : When you create your character, you can choose a large panel of faces, hairs and bodies. The aspect of your character doesn't affect his fight abilities ; so you can make a small funny fighter and he will be as strong as the giants robots you will meet. **Tip** If you want to have a original color body : select HUmar at the character selection screen, name your character "KSKAUDONSU" and valid this strange name, after you've heard a sound you will have two new body colors in the menu "BODY" and you can rename your character at your will. Be sure to go Online after having take some experience in order to make your partners crazy ! After creating your dreamed hunter, you can start the game and go down to forest 1. It easier when you have a weak level to use a gun that is not very powerful but allows you to make distanced attacks. Remember to use combos such as Normal/Hard/Normal attacks or Normal/Normal/Hard. In the first levels, you will find many weapons such as guns, sabers and some protection items : -try to equip each gun to see if it's better than yours and keep every sabers or weapons you can't equip for trading in the shop. -try to equip each protection item to improve your defense and try to find armor with slots (you will find or buy upgrades for those slots) -use every technique disks to learn new techniques and be able to use magic -don't forget to feed your Mag to improve its level, synchro and IQ. Customize your paddle as follow : Hard attack-Normal Attack-Monomate R: Attack technique-Heal technique-Monofluid The technique for a Humar beginner is : -enter rooms and spot enemies on the radar -run in a safe corner of the room and shoot enemies until they are close to you -run to another safe place and shoot again ! Return to the shop as soon as you have a Telepipe and sell your unused items. You can buy Monomates and Monofluids, Techniques disks (Resta is the most important at the beginning), and a **Telepipe** You can buy stronger guns and protections if you have enough money. Note that feeding your Mag is not your priority when you are level 1-10. **Forest Boss** The dragon is not very hard to beat but you will need 10 Monomate to survive and Resta technique could be useful ! If you're not strong enough, make some quests (battle training is good...) to increase your level. After some levels, you will find more Technique disks, and you will find more powerful guns (Autogun, Repeteater...). 2 : Intermediates levels : You should now be level 10-20. At those levels, magic Techniques is as far important as normal attack Techniques. You should buy all available disks to increase your Techniques levels. You should have too a good defense which allows you to use Swords and Sabers in closed combat. It's your choice to continue using Guns (upgraded with Mono/Di/Trigrinders) or Swords. I prefer use Guns even at level 6x because of the safety they offer when there are many enemies. But some long Swords are also good and can hit multiple targets. Here is my configuration for the paddle : Hard attack-Normal attack-Razonde (or Gizonde) R : Resta technique-Dimate-Difluid Why ? Because you will need Normal and Hard attacks to perform combos. You will need a Technique that can hit multiple enemies in order to make EXP online (Razonde) You will need to heal yourself and your partners (Resta) You will need to heal yourself quickly when you are surrounded (Dimate) You will need TP !! (Difluid) Note that you will have to change this configuration depending in which world you are (mine, cave...) because of the efficiency of certain Techniques. And the configuration has to change during boss fights (Replace Dimate by Moon Atomizers). At your level, you have to feed correctly and regularly your Mag to make a good angel at your side ! Find a Mag guide on the Net to feed him equally. **Online** Go online as far as you can ! And be sure to find teams with high levels characters to make EXP and to make good deals with. 3 : Confirmed levels : You will be able to join online Hard and Very Hard teams at respectively level 20 and 40. Do it ! You'll meet great companions and you'll find nice items and lot of experience points. Depending of weapons you prefer, you will find efficient sword-likes (Busters, Palaschs, ...) and guns (Bindgun, Autogun, ...). I recommend using (if you level is sufficient) the great Chainsawd (12 stars, rare but you can upgrade it at >+30 and it can stole HP) or Varista (9 stars, easy to find, upgrade max +9). At high level, Humar is very balanced and you can use powerful Techniques and powerful Weapons. You will be able to play Hard game at level 30 (not a limit but it's an advice...) and Very Hard game at level 60. This is my actual configuration with a Chainsawd +25 : Hard attack-Normal attack-Special attack R : Resta technique-Razonde technique-Trifluid This is my boss fight configuration with a Varista +9 : Hard attack-Normal attack-Magic technique (depends) R : Resta technique-Revive technique-Trifluid 18 FAQS : What is te black screen of death ? It's a bug of the on line mode. This bug will be fixed with the appen disc in May in Japan. The screen turns dark. If this happens (it's rare) simply remove the cable from the modem of your dreamcast to save and disconnect. Avoid resetting, it works but in other version than the japanese one you will restart from your last save, so imagine the mess if you do it after 2 hours of play on line. If i kill on line Dark Falz may i play in hard mode off line ? No, you will just gain an access to hard mode on line. You can now play in hard team before you have 40 levels (which is the normal conditions) . Where are the download quest ? They talk of it in the manual but i don't find them ... It depends of your version. You cannot download it if you have the european one and the american one for the moment. What is the appen disc ? It will come in May in japan and will offer a new maximum level (200), you will play new stages and fight new bosses and last it will correct the Black screen bug in on line mode. Also you can expect a Master System as Mag. How can i obtain a download quest ? You must have an account on isao net, the japanese server. After you download a quest you can play it with your japanese version and also with your official version. How can i obtain an account on Isao net ? Fairly simple, buy a japanese dreamcast with a japanese dreamkey, or ask to your friends a japanese dreamkey, or with a PC, search on the net the special dreamkey that allows you to open an account in Isao Net, Sega Net and Dream Arena. With it in your pocket you can configure your dreamcast as you wish. Anyway a japanse version of PSO with key and serial number is required. 19 CREDITS : Thanks to Kyapiko for some tips and bug's confirmation. Thanks again to Kyapiko for giving me the download quest. Thanks to Napalm who checked this walkthrough even if he thinks it's not a Phantasy Star (and i can't blame him). Thanks to Sega for what seems to be the best on line game ever made on Dreamcast. Thanks to Edgars Klepers for rules 9 and 10 i have added to this faq. Thanks to Cody. He corrected a lot of grammatical errors in this faq. Thanks to Yann Dubois for his help about Special and rare weapons, and for his HUmar guide. Thanks to Renaud Mottier for the information about the Sinow Beat Blade and the tips. This walkthrough is copyright 2001. Ask me the permission to use it on your site.