In my last Top 10 lists, I guided you through all the hard-to-get power-ups that werenít worth all the trouble. Well now, I take you through all the power-ups that are definitely worth it all. These are the power-ups and items that would be in your best interest to get. And Iíll keep the same rules; no items that are required to progress through the game.

What it is: The best card for use in the Juice Bar in Tadpole Pond

How to get it: Once you agree to help Toadofsky with his composing, you can play three songs at certain points in the story. The first is Frogfuciousí Suite #18 shortly after meeting Frogfucious, the second is Mole Mountain Blues after visiting Moleville and rescuing Dina and Mite, and the third and final one is Monstro Town Melody after talking to Monstermama and talking to the star upstairs. This nets you the Alto Card, Tenor Card, and Soprano Card respectively.

Why itís worth it: The Soprano Card gives you full access to the Juice Bar in Tadpole Pond and that includes the fabled KeroKeroCola. And this is the only proper shop that sells them. And no. Iím not spending 150 coins on the suite in Marrymore just to buy one.

Honorable Mention: Lazy Shells; One thatís Marioís strongest weapon and the other that gives the equipped character a massive defense boost at the expense of Speed and Attack.

What it is: A suit that makes you invisible

How to get it: Shoot all Kerotan frogs in the game and youíll start a new game with this. You can also beat the game without getting any alerts, but like I said in my last list, whatís the point in that?

Why itís worth it: If youíre trying to get the Peace Walker Trophy/Achievement in the HD collection version or the coveted Foxhound ranking, this will definitely come in handy.

Honorable Mention: Infinity Face Paint

What it is: A sword of energy. Not very exciting sounding, but thereís more to it than meets the eye.

How to get it: Only Elite Covenant soldiers are given this bad boy. And believe me; they wonít surrender this treasure without a fight.

Why itís worth it: Hands down, best melee weapon in the whole game. It locks on and lunges automatically when within melee range and just one slash usually does the trick, except against bosses.

Honorable Mention: M19 SSM Rocket Launcher

What it is: The best summon materia in the game, which attacks all enemies in the field 13 times, and sometimes the damage can reach up to 9999 per hit. And itís a non-elemental attack.

How to get it: Itís on an island that can only be accessed by riding a Gold Chocobo. I strongly recommend breeding one.

Why itís worth it: Like I just said, it attacks all enemies on the field 13 times and the damage can reach 9999 per hit. Itís basically your trump card against the final boss and a major edge against the Emerald and Ruby weapons if youíre insane enough to fight them.

Honorable Mentions: The strongest weapons and limit breaks for each character.

What it is: Some fancy looking gun that can hit every enemy on screen. Oh, you know what I mean, right?

How to get it: Theyíre hidden in various places, and some can put your very life in danger. But one thingís for sure. Theyíre hidden well and canít be found in plain sight, and even if they were, youíll need to figure out a way to get there.

Why itís worth it: Sure, it costs 40 plasma per shot, but you can decimate a room full of foes in one well-placed shot. And itís a tremendous help against big enemies like the Cyber Demon and Spider Mastermind.

Honorable Mention: Super Shotgun

What they are: Your own Personas which you can customize

How to get them: There are certain Personas that can only be obtained by Special Fusions, and you have to reach a certain experience level and max out a Social Link. Plus, Golden allows you to use cards to give your Personas special attacks and abilities. And donít forget that certain cards appear during Shuffle Time that give your Personas a permanent stat boost. But itíll take a while to collect what youíre after, if not everything.

Why theyíre worth it: Unlike the equipment, you can carry over your Persona and Card catalog to a new game and that includes the customized personas youíve already registered. It took me a while to acquire a Jack Frost and power him up, but thanks to him, I was able to take down Shadow Yukiko before she had a chance to attack. Sweet.

Honorable Mention: Omnipotent Orb

What they are: The strongest Heavy Armor, the strongest Light Armor, and the strongest weapons in the game (and thatís if you donít have the Dragonborn DLC add-on).

How to get them: The Daedric Armor can rarely be found by killing dragons, but you canít find anything made of Dragon Bone or Dragon Scales. Youíll have to max out your smithing tree and pick the appropriate perks. But then again, if you max out your smithing tree and pick all the perks, you can create the best gear in the game with your own hands. What could be more satisfying than that?

Why theyíre worth it: Obviously, if you get the best gear, level up your appropriate trees and pick the appropriate perks, you can become a near-invincible one-warrior wrecking crew.

Honorable Mentions: The Daedric Artefacts

What it is: Linkís strongest transformation mask.

How to get it: Collect every single mask in the game (excluding transformation masks) and use them to complete the four optional dungeons on the moon. Then talk to the kid wearing Majoraís Mask and heíll give this to you.

Why itís worth it: Youíll probably say ďBut Raidramon0, youíre practically at the last boss fight when you get this.Ē Thatís undeniably true, but what is also undeniably true is that the last boss fight in any Zelda game can be an arduous ordeal, and Majoraís Mask is no exception. This baby will be a tremendous help. I fought Majoraís three forms without the mask once, and believe me, it was no walk in the park.

Honorable Mention: The Great Fairyís Sword

What they are: The series staple cursed weapons that start off weak, but get stronger with each kill.

How to get them: You need to hunt down and kill six unique monsters that an old man in Sapstrath Seahaven tells you about. Once you kill them and meet the old man again, heíll give you a key for a secret dungeon called Magnus Zero located in Fezebel Marsh once you beat the game. Do so, and then clear this rather difficult dungeon to unlock their powers.

Why theyíre worth it: Because you can transfer these over to your next save along with the kills youíve racked up (provided you have enough Grade).

Honorable Mention: The shop level which can transfer over to your next save (again, if you have the Grade to cover it).

What it is: Armor for Ashley that makes her invincible to everything.

How to get it: Unlock ĎSeparate Waysí and beat it and youíll unlock the second costume set, which includes Leonís gangster outfit and Ashleyís armor.

Why itís worth it: Youíre probably gonna bite my head off for not including the Handcannon or PRL 412, but you need to ask yourself; is this heavy artillery worth it when Iíve got to protect this fragile American princess? I say no. Sheís the Achilles tendon that can make standing your ground almost impossible even with the best weaponry. But with this baby, you wonít need to protect her at all.

Honorable Mentions: The Handcannon and the PRL 412.

You know the old saying, ďPerseverance pays off.Ē And these are 10 scenarios where it definitely pays. So what power-ups do you think are worth getting?

List by Raidramon0 (10/02/2013)

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