Seitoushi Saint Paradise FAQ/Walkthrough (GameBoy)

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Copyright 2002-2005 Siegfried.

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to host it can go shove it. Any reproduction of this guide is strictly 
prohibited.

Seitoushi Saint Paradise is Copyright 1992 Bandai.

Saint Seiya is Copyright Kuramada Masami and Toei Animation.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by 
their respective trademark and copyright holders.


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~TABLE OF CONTENTS~

1. Introduction
2. Menu
3. Battle mechanics/menu
4. Tips
5. Characters
6. Walkthrough
   - Black Saints Chapter
   - Silver Saints Chapter
7. Boss list
8. Revision History
9. Outro
10. Credits


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[1] INTRODUCTION
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What started out as a simple FAQ has now evolved into a full guide,
complete with translations and additional images. A translation of the
game script will also be posted later on. Seitoushi Saint Paradise is
based off the Saint Seiya anime which ruled the industry for 5 years
before Toei abruptly ended it after the Poseidon chapter (although
this has now been taken care of as Toei has just released the first
episodes of the Hades chapter). 

This game is a dream come true; it uses a stellar game engine and has
the same plot as the manga (note how I use the term "Manga"; indeed,
there are no Godly Saints to be found in the game). I could ramble
forever about how the game rules, but this is a guide and not a review
(anyway, you can check my review once I finish writing it -- do not
forget to click the "Yes" button after doing so).

SOLDIER DREAM!


Note: Some of the translations used throughout this guide are off as I
      personally do not speak Japanese. In such situations, I just 
      referred to the anime itself. Translations in this current
      version are quite meagre, a lot more will be added later on once
      I have covered the first couple of chapters in the walkthrough.


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[2] MENU
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The unfortunate part with this game is that it is completely in Japanese 
and never came out in English. I personally do not understand Japanese, 
but have gotten used to the game and the menus. This section will help 
you comprehend the menus although I have not included proper translations 
(I may however do so later on).


The controls are fairly simple: 

SELECT to bring up the menu
A to confirm choices
B to cancel choices/for a quick exit


Basically, the menu looks like this:

         ______________________________________
        |                                      |
        |     [ステータス]        [カードダス] |
        |    STATUS                   CARD     |
        |                                      |
        |    [ひっつ ]                     |
        |    CHI MOVE                 SET-UP   |
        |______________________________________|


To toggle between each option, use the directional buttons.

Now, for a brief description of each.

STATUS: Allows you to observe the level of the Saints along with stats. As 
        you press the A button once, you will reach a submenu where you 
        need to choose which Saint you wish to look at. The real menu 
        itself lists the HP (Health Points), the CP (Chi Points), the 
        current level and the amount of experience points needed to reach 
        the next level. There are also some other stats that indicate
        strength, etc...but they're all in Japanese.

CHI MOVE: Brings up a menu where, upon choosing a character, you'll get
          a list of all his special moves, along with CP usage.

CARDS: Once you have cards, use them through this menu. Cards can be found 
       throughout the game in chests and through certain other, but less 
       frequent, ways. Cards play a preponderant place in the game as
       you need them to move on in certain places. Some cards also act
       as items (more on that later).

SET-UP: Allows you to change the line-up of the Bronze Saints. This is 
        mainly a battle-intended option that enables you to use your 
        strongest Saints first, but it's also nice how the character on 
        the map changes depending on who is 'leading' the team.      


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[3] BATTLE MECHANICS/MENU
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Saint Seiya uses a typical RPG battle menu where one chooses options in a 
menu. Again, the whole lot is in Japanese, so here's a brief description 
of each option.


           ___________________________________________
          |                                           |
          |  [たたかラ]                [カードダス]   |
          |     ATTACK                      CARD      |
          |                                           |
          |  [ひっつ ]                 [ステータス]   |
          |     CHI                         STATUS    |
          |                                           |
          |  [ぼラざょ]                [ にげる]      |
          |     DEFEND                      ESCAPE    |
          |___________________________________________|

ATTACK: Use regular physical attacks.

CHI: Use a Chi move which causes your CP to decrease. Each Saint starts 
     with one move, but gains others as he gains levels.

DEFEND: The Saint will not attack, but if he is hit during this turn, he 
        takes less damage.

CARD: Use a card.

STATUS: Look at the highlighted Saint's level.

ESCAPE: Flee from the battle. You cannot always flee from battles, but 
        even when this is the case, you still get to attack first.


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[4] TIPS
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- Save often (the game is pretty long). Booya! 
  Note: You can't save everywhere. Don't worry though, the game will be
  nice enough to tell you about it.

- You can carry a limited number of cards. If you suddenly get a card
  which features a character or an event, discard one of the less
  important cards (the usual health ones will be fine) to make room for
  it.

- Talk to everybody, people will sometimes give you cards. Additionally,
  talk to them several times.

- Hold the B button to move faster.

- Although there are roads you can follow, don't keep to them. There are
  additional places to visit that are necessarily near the roads.

- Don't flee from battles unless really necessary, you need those 
  experience points for the boss encounters.

- Don't waste your CP against regular enemies. Bosses will be very glad to
  beat you to a pulp as you are practically a wimp if none of your Saints 
  have enough CP to unleash their techniques. Also, try to know which 
  technique is better as soon as the battle starts. In most cases, the 
  boss is more vulnerable to a certain type of technique. Even more 
  obviously, enemy Saints react according to what they represent, eg. a
  Saint with fire powers will be uneasy against Hyoga's ice techniques.

- If you don't know where to go next and find you are stuck, don't 
  hesitate  to backtrack to the previous 'town'. In many cases, short 
  events will be unlocked and you will get the info you desparately need 
  to move on (that's just how the game works).

- Your Clothes are automatically upgraded once the Saints reach given
  levels. For Seiya, he'll get the ultimate Sagittarius cloth at Lv 25
  and he can wear the Odin Cloth once he reaches Lv 35, provided he has
  the given card.


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[5] CHARACTERS
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You at first control only 4 Saints, but move on to control 5 after you
have defeated Ikki. Translations cover names only. I'm not too sure
about the special moves' names; corrections would be welcome.


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- PEGASUS SAINT -
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Name: [せいや]
      Seiya

Clothes: Bronze Pegasus (start with)
         Gold Sagittarius (Lv 25)
         Asgard God Odin  (Lv 35)

Comments: The lead character in the game, Seiya is overall the best
          character you get to control. His stats are balanced and make
          him the first choice in most battles. His special techniques
          deal major damage. In addition, Seiya gets to wear the 
          Sagittarius and Odin Clothes later on.

Special moves: [ローリソグクラッツュ]  30 CP
               Pegasus Ryu Sei Ken


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- DRAGON SAINT -
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Name: [しりゅう]
      Shiryu

Cloth: Bronze Dragon

Comments: Another well-balanced character. Shiryu's techniques deal good
          damage and in addition, thanks to his Shield, he possesses
          a stupendous defense.


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- SWAN SAINT -
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Name: [ひょラガ]
      Hyoga

Cloth: Bronze Swan

Comments: Hyoga is a welcome addition thanks to his ice-based techniques,
          which makes him a valuable asset against fire enemies. However, 
          his physical attack and defense are merely average.

Special moves: [ダイヤモソドダヌト] / 20 CP
               Diamond Dust

               [けソダークタッケ] / 25 CP
               Aurora Execution


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- ANDROMEDA SAINT -
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Name: [しゅん]
      Shun

Cloth: Bronze Andromeda

Comments: The weakest of the bunch, although there are thankfully a 
          couple of situations where he will shine. Otherwise, he deals
          meagre damage, but compensates with a good defense.

Special moves: [ビェラチューソ] / 30 CP


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[6] WALKTHROUGH
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Warning: This section contains spoilers, this cannot be helped.

Note: This walkthrough was written to aid those who get stuck in the game
and is actually a "Quick Walkthrough". It does not cover the optional
parts where you will mainly get normal cards after exploring a certain
area, which is why I advise everybody to play the game by himself before
checking this section.


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BLACK SAINTS CHAPTER
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After watching Phoenix Ikki walk away with the Sagittarius Cloth, you'll
find yourself outside the Coliseum. Go to the right and visit all the 
houses. Talk to everybody at least one (you will probably argue that
since you don't know Japanese, this part can be skipped -- however, 
you NEED to talk to people when I say so). Miho's house is to the far
right, to the North of the big building. She will heal you if necessary.
Since you need to have Seiya at a good level (Lv 5 should be fine), just
stay in this region, fight a lot, and go to Miho to be healed.

Once you are done here, head to the left past the Coliseum and follow 
the road. When you can go to the North along the same road, do so until
you reach 5 houses. Visit all the houses and talk to all the people 
twice. Once you have done so, return to the lower-left house and talk
to the old man. After doing so, a chest will appear in the house. Check
it for the Odin Card.

Next, backtrack and head to the South (follow the path) until you see 
more houses. Talk to everybody and get the cards from the chests. Head
back right and North until you come to Mountain Fuji. The Earthquake
Card is in this area and you need to stand below the single tree to
claim it (consult the Earthquake Card Location picture for how it should
be done). Once you have obtained the Earthquake Card, proceed North
again until you reach a new screen.

Here, you'll notice some boulders blocking your way. Use the Earthquke
Card and an opening will be formed. Go through it (if Seiya isn't at
least at Lv 5, I strongly advise you to loiter around until he reaches
it before entering the cave). Follow the paths (very straight-forward)
until you meet Black Pegasus, who will be your first major encounter
of the game.


***BOSS BATTLE***

ENEMY: BLACK PEGASUS

Well, as the first boss, he really isn't that hard. Use your special 
attacks and if you run out of CP, keep attacking him. Shiryu's special 
attack works best here if he's at a reasonable level. Black Pegasus'
Black Ryu Sei Ken will hit all your characters; there's no way 
escaping that.


After you have defeated him, a chest will appear. Check it for the
first part of the Sagittarius Cloth, which is the Waist. Once you have
it, proceed to the right, past Black Pegasus' previous location until
you reach another door. Do not walk in the streams as you will lose life
when you do so. Check the 2 chests by the door and follow the right path.
Take it until you get onto the right-most side of the screen. The path
will seem to end, but you can actually go on and will thus reach a new
area. Keep following the paths and you'll reach Dark Swan.


***BOSS BATTLE***

ENEMY: BLACK SWAN

The chronology of events in this part baffles me. Wouldn't it have been
more appropriate to meet Black Swan first followed by Black Pegasus?
Oh well, I suppose it really isn't that important. Use Seiya's special
technique to make quick work of this fight. If you run out of CP, revert
to normal attacks. 


Once the battle is over, check the new chest for the second part of the
Sagittarius Cloth, the Shoulder. This leaves only 12 parts to find,
most of which are with Ikki anyway. You are now left to find the other
3 Black Saints first. Follow the paths once more and when you reach
the junction, take the left-most path which will take you to a chest
with a Spring. Return to the junction and take the upper-left path
that leads to the North. Grab the card and proceed to the exit.

In the new cosier-looking area, check all the chests (you will probably
have to discard cards though). Among them is the Mu Card which allows
you to restore the status of the whole party, make sure you don't
inadvertently miss it or just plai discard it. Exit through the door
after you are done with this reaping quest.

Go back to the junction and take the upper-right path this time. 
Eventually, you'll meet up with Black Andromeda who unfortunately is
nowhere as moronic as Bronze counterpart Shun.


***BOSS BATTLE***

ENEMY: BLACK ANDROMEDA

Black Andromeda is a truly pathetic attempt at a boss. Just use your
regular attacks and you will very easily dispose of him. If you fail
to beat him on the first try, it means you seriously need to level up.


After making a mess of the third Black Saint, check the chest that
appeared for the Sagittarius. Then, head along the path, past Black
Andromeda's former location. When you reach the junction with the
3 holes across the paths to the North, you need to take the right one.
What happens here is that as soon as you step on one path, a boulder
will appear and push you towards the hole. The left and middle paths
will cause you to reappear at the start of the junction.

Taking the right path will allow you to move on as the Saints get
instead pushed into an indent near the hole. After the boulder has gone
through, you'll be able to move forward. When you reach the last part
of the card with the numerous junctions, go to the left first and get
the chest for the card. Once you're done, proceed to the exit.

You will reach a new screen with both Black Phoenix and Black Dragon
to the North. Talk to Black Phoenix first and he'll challenge you to a 
fight.


***BOSS BATTLE***

ENEMY: BLACK PHOENIX

Black Phoenix is obviously stronger than the other Black Swans, but he
is still a breeze if you are at a reasonable level. To kill him quickly,
have everybody attack him first (and pray that a couple of those are
critical attacks), and on the second turn, use Seiya's Pegasus Ryu Sei
Ken. Also make sure that your HP are kept high as Black Phoenix's 
attacks are pretty damaging.


Once you have defeated Black Phoenix, you'll notice a new Saint to the
South. It figures the Phoenix won't die so easily as you are forced to
battle him once more.


***BOSS BATTLE***

ENEMY: BLACK PHOENIX

Thankfully, he is not any stronger. If you were able to beat him once,
there's no reason as to why you should fail now. Of course, use a bunch
of cards to restore your HP before or during the battle (preferably
before it starts since Black Phoenix always gets to attack on the first
round).


Now that Black Phoenix is _definitely_ out of the way, talk to Black 
Dragon once you are fully prepared.


***BOSS BATTLE***

ENEMY: BLACK DRAGON

Black Dragon can be a real pain in the ass. His special techniques deal
insane damage and normal attacks will take years to defeat him. Moreover,
the guy seems to have something against Shiryu as most of his attacks
will be directed at him. Always keep Shiryu's HP up and if you have
Shiryu and Seiya cards, use them against the Black Dragon as these seem
to cause good damage.


Once the battle is finally over, open for the chest for the Sagittarius
Chest Part Card. Then, proceed to the North and use the Spring Card on
the closed spring and use it to restore all your health. Next, go past 
the Spring and into the next area. Move forward and talk to Ikki.


***BOSS BATTLE***

ENEMY: PHOENIX IKKI

Ikki is obviously way stronger than the Bronze Saints. His special 
techniques takes 50 HP from everybody, regardless of their levels. His
normal punches are not that strong such that you should heal those whose
HP drop below 50 as soon as possible. To beat him, use your special
techniques constantly. Shun's techniques seem to work better too.


After you have defeated Ikki, Docrates will barge in and steal all the
parts of the Sagittarius Cloth. Ikki will also mysteriously disappear,
leaving the Bronze Saints alone. Head towards the door to the North to
exit Mt. Fuji.


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SILVER SAINTS CHAPTER
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From Mt. Fuji, go back to the Southern Village where you got the hints
about the Earquake Card's location. Talk to everybody before returning
to Kido Mansion (there will be a new guy in the first house). Talk to 
everybody in the mansion and, if you need to restore your health, go 
talk to Miho and she will heal you. Next, visit the whole town and talk
to everybody to get more cards.

Once you are done exploring the town, return to where Mt. Fuji is
situated. You will notice how there is a wide white patch, which looks
like a beach, below it. Notice the 2 trees below it? Well, this is where
you should head to now. Simply walk over them and the screen will change
to a new place where you will find Mu and Marine.

Talk to both Mu and Marine and a chest will appear behind Mu. Open it for
a Mu Card. As soon as you take it, Lizard Misty shows up and challenges
you to a fight. As from now on, you will have to endure a streak of
fights. You however have a little time to heal between each fight. As
long as you don't wander about aimlessly, you will still be able to heal.
If you move, the next battle will be engaged although there is no sure
way of predicting when actually (usually between 2 and 5 seconds).

I will include the boss battle strategies in the next update.



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[7] BOSS LIST
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This is the best part of the game. SSP boasts about including an amazing
number of characters from the anime. This list covers all the characters
that have thus been redrawn to be fitted in this amazing game. Obviously,
all of them are bosses although there very certainly is a difference
between Black Phoenix and the almighty Poseidon. Since the opposing
Saints are found in groups (you could even say that the game is broken
in 'parts'), I have listed them according to what class they represent.
Hell, you'll be meeting them in the same order in the game anyway.

Saints marked with an asterisk denote end-of-part bosses or just uber
powerful enemies that will scare you for life. In most cases, you'll 
probably have guessed by the names themselves though.

Moreover, some enemies are fought multiple times. They usually get
stronger with each encounter.


BLACK SAINTS
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- Black Pegasus
- Black Swan
- Black Andromeda
- Black Dragon
- Black Phoenix* (twice)
- Phoenix Ikki*


SILVER SAINTS
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- Lizard Misty
- Whale Moses
- Jellyfish (he's actually a Ghost Saint, but you fight him here)
- Raven Jamian
- Cerberus Dante
- Grey Hound Asterion
- Charioteer Capella
- Geist (she's actually a Ghost Saint, but you fight her here)
- Crystal Saint (unknown constellation)
- Incendiary Saint (unknown constellation)
- Centaurus Babel*
- Spartan (unknown constellation)
- Hunter's Hound Argor
- Musca Dios
- Great Dog Sirius
- Hercules Algethi
- Docrates* (unknown constellation) 


GOLD SAINTS
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(It figures that you should consider all of them as toughies now that
you've come so far.)
- Taurus Aldebaran
- Gemini Saga 
- Cancer Death Mask
- Leo Aiolia
- Virgo Shaka
- Aquarius Camus (you'll control only Hyoga here)
- Pisces Aphrodite (you'll control only Seiya here)
- The Pope/Gemini Saga* (consecutive battles -- Gemini Saga here is
  considerably tougher than when you met first him)


MARINERS
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- Mermaid Theytys
- Sea Horse Baian
- Chrysaor Krishna
- Lymnades Kaysa (accompanied by Ikki, Camus, Marin and Shura -- all of 
  them fakes)
- Kraken Issac (you'll control only Hyoga here)
- Sea Dragon Canon (as Seiya alone)
- Mermaid Theytys (as Shun alone)
- Siren Sorrento
- Sea Dragon Canon (twice)
- Mermaid Theytys
- Skylla Lo
- Sea God Poseidon*


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[8] REVISION HISTORY
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(Version 0.25 / November 30, 2002)
 Added the character and walkthrough sections. Started working on the
 translations. Expect a lot more soon!

(Version 0.30 / December 1, 2002)
 Walkthrough up to Black Andromeda. Looking good.

(Version 0.40 / December 8, 2002)
 Important Cards section removed; you can now check the Card List image
 at GameFAQs (although it is not yet completely done). Brushed up the 
 other sections.

(Version 0.50 / December 13, 2002)
 Black Saints Chapter completed. A new image (still dealing with the 
 cards) has also been added; this one deals with the regular cards.

(Version 0.55 / December 23, 2002)
 Corrected a few mistakes. Walkthrough up to Silver Saints challenges.

(Version 0.60 / July 20, 2005)
 Brushed the entire guide. More content will be added soon.


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[9] OUTRO
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This guide is far from complete. Now that I have decided to add proper
translations (where possible) and a full walkthrough, a lot remains to
be done. Meanwhile, queries, comments and anything you wish to contribute 
are more than welcome. Please do not send me help with the walkthrough
before the guide reaches version 1.0.



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[10] CREDITS
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~ Kuramada Masami for creating Saint Seiya which is the best anime ever.
  Period!

~ Bandai for surprisingly delivering an astounding game.

~ GameFAQs for hosting this guide.


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