Shining Force : Resurrection of the Dark Dragon                    [Card Guide]
FAQ by Tyma (mail@tyma.net)
                                                                      Version 1
                                                                       06/05/04


      "If I can change humans to hens, we won't ever have to worry about food!"
                                                     - Old Gert, Shining Force



Contents
1. FAQ
2. Mawlock
3. Card Effect List
4. Card Locations
   4.1 Hero Cards
   4.2 Villain Cards
   4.3 Walkthrough
5. Credits


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1. FAQ

Q. So just how do these newfangled 'Card' things work?
A. The GBA re-make of Shining Force contains a new script, and 3 new
   characters, who didn't appear in the Mega Drive version. One of these
   characters (Mawlock) has the ability to equip 'cards', which allow him to
   inherit new stats and abilities.

Q. How do you acquire the cards?
A. Cards come in 2 varieties (Hero cards and villain cards). Hero cards are
   hidden amongst the free-roaming RPG sections of the game, while villain
   cards can be earned in specific battles.

Q. Do the cards make the game much easier?
A. Much, much, much easier, but with the new ramping difficulty, a large
   collection of cards is necessary, when you start playing 'New Game +'. Using
   cards is completely optional, anyway. You don't even need to use Mawlock in
   your party, if you don't want to.

Q. If I miss a card. Can I go back and get it?
A. In most cases, no. If you miss a card, there is no way of back-tracking to a
   previous location / battle. However, you can always pick up the card on the
   next play-through

Q. What happens after I beat the game?
A. You'll receive Max's card, and begin the game again, at a higher difficulty
   level. After the first time you beat the game, Mawlock will always join your
   party at the beginning of the game, and carry over all the cards from the
   previous game.

Q. Can I imitate someone who isn't in my party?
A. Yes. You can imitate a character you haven't even met yet, provided you
   have their card.

Q. Can I imitate Dark Dragon?
A. You cannot imitate any of the enemy forces, only members of The Shining
   Force.

Q. Mae won't talk to me anymore. How do I get her card?
A. Characters will only tell you their stories (and in some cases, give out
   their cards) if they remain active in your party, and survive all their
   battles. Otherwise, their stories will halt before reaching their
   conclusion, and the characters will never end up trusting you enough to hand
   over their card. If a character dies in battle, you'll have to wait until
   the next play-through, to pick up their cards.

Q. I tried to recruit Hanzou /Musashi, but all I found were some cards~!!!!!
A. The locations of these secret characters are different in the re-make.
   Hanzou is now in Waral (Chapter 5). Musashi is in Rudo (Chapter 6)


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2. Mawlock

In a re-make full of surprises, perhaps the most game-changing element is the
introduction of Mawlock ; a character who can collect and equip 'cards', in
order to gain new stats and abilities. While Mawlock isn't a particularly
strong character, his ability is so powerful it can completely change the game
(literally).

During the course of your adventure, Max and Mawlock can collect cards which
represent different members of The Shining Force (the good guys), and the
forces of Runefaust (the bad guys). Each card represents a specific character
in the game, and comes with 2 inherent features ; Ability and Effect


 *****************************************************************************
* Ability                                                                     *
* An statistic ability which represents the character in question. For        *
* instance, the character might be a fast runner, a stout defender, or a      *
* magician with the ability to cast a specific spell.                         *
*                                                                             *
* Mawlock can inherit the ability of any card he has equipped. Mawlock        *
* retains this ability for the duration of the battle.                        *
 *****************************************************************************


 *****************************************************************************
* Effect                                                                      *
* A one-time effect which represents the character's special ability. For     *
* example, the character may be able to fly, or posses the ability to inflict *
* huge ammounts of domage in a single strike.                                 *
*                                                                             *
* Mawlock can use a card's effect once per battle. The effect must target a   *
* specific enemy or ally, and in some instances, will bestow a new statistic  *
* on the target (such as the ability to fly)                                  *
 *****************************************************************************


Although Mawlock appears as both an NPC and a playable character early in the
game, he doesn't join the Shining Force until mid-way through Chapter 4. This
is the first time you can use his Card ability.

In order to use any card you have collected, Mawlock must be in your party, and
must have the card in question equipped, prior to the battle..


 *****************************************************************************
* Equipping Cards                                                             *
*                                                                             *
* Press "L" to bring up the menu, and select "Item / Equip". Select Mawlock,  *
* move the cursor to an empty Equip slot, and press "A", then select the card *
* to equip. Mawlock can hold up to 4 cards at once.                           *
 *****************************************************************************


If the card equipped is a hero card, Mawlock can also activate one of two other
abilities :


 *****************************************************************************
* Move                                                                        *
*                                                                             *
* If used in conjunction with a card who's owner is currently in your party,  *
* the owner will be awarded an extra 'move' this turn                         *
 *****************************************************************************


 *****************************************************************************
* Imitate                                                                     *
*                                                                             *
* Mawlock will summon a clone of the character depicted on the card. For the  *
* remainder of the battle, they are yours' to smack the enemies around with   *
 ******************************************************************************


Abilities and effects can be mixed and matched, so creating 3 clones of Max, or
a flying, Hp-regenerating Musashi is all fair-game ^_^

If you have an evil imagination, take a glance at the effect list, and let it
run wild.


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3. Card Effect List


## Character     Ability                     Effect
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01 Max         | Attack with Supernova     | Super Egress
02 Mae         | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any range
03 Pelle       | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any distance
04 Ken         | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any range
05 Vankar      | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any distance
06 Earnest     | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any distance
07 Arthur      | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any Range
08 Gort        | Well-balanced warrior     | Increase ally attack
09 Gort        | Well-balanced warrior     | Raise ally defense
10 Guntz       | Superior defense          | Reduce ally's damage to 1
11 Anri        | Attack with Freeze        | Attack enemies within a range of 2
12 Alef        | Attack with Bolt spell    | Attack from any distance
13 Tao         | Attack with Blaze         | Attack from any range
14 Domingo     | Attack with Freeze        | Attack enemies within 2 spaces
15 Lowe        | Restore attacked ally's HP| Restore 1 ally's HP
16 Khris       | Restore one ally's HP     | Restore all allies' HP
17 Torasu      | Restore attacked ally's HP| Shield for all allies
18 Gong        | Monk with super attack    | Cancel one enemy turn
19 Diane       | Archer with distance of 2 | +2 to ally's distance
20 Hans        | Archer with distance of 2 | +1 to ally's distance
21 Lyle        | Knight with distance of 3 | +2 to ally's distance
22 Amon        | Increase movement range   | +3 to ally's movement
23 Balbaroy    | Increase movement         | Ally movement type = "Flying"
24 Kokichi     | Increase movement         | Ally movement type = "Flying"
25 Bleu        | Great ATK and DEF         | Attack enemies within 2 spaces
26 Adam        | Robot with high ATK       | Attack with enemy's own ATK power
27 Zylo        | Increase MOV in forests   | Ally's movement type = "Beast"
28 Musashi     | Super attack              | Ally's next attack is super attack
29 Hanzou      | Ninja with high speed     | Raise 1 ally's speed
30 Yogurt      | Rendered useless          | Something BAD happens
31 Narsha      | Boost ally's strength     | Restore 20MP to ally
32 Zuika       | Warrior with high speed   | Instant death attack on enemy
33 Mawlock     | Return to original form   | Restore used cards
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
34 Rune Knight | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any range
35 Skeleton    | Regain HP automatically   | Put 1 enemy to sleep
36 Marionette  | Attack with Blaze         | Attack from any range
37 Ghoul       | Regain HP automatically   | Poison 1 enemy
38 Gobgouitch  | Well-balanced warrior     | Extreme random damage
39 Pegasus KT  | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any range
40 Laser Eye   | Attack with Bolt          | Damage all enemies in range
41 Silver KT   | Fast-moving knight        | Attack from any range
42 Soul Eater  | Regain HP                 | Ally regains HP for 5 turns
43 Elliot      | Balanced stats            | Attack from any range
44 Hellhound   | Powerful beast attack     | Attack from any range
45 Balbazak    | Great stat balance        | Raise ally's ATK/DEF/SPD
46 Master Mage | Attack with Blaze         | Attack enemies within 2 spaces
47 Dullahan    | Regain HP                 | Instant death to 1 enemy
48 Kane        | Attack with Desoul        | Cast Egress to return to town
49 Mishaela    | Attack with Bolt          | Attack all enemies
50 Demonmaster | Attack with Freeze        | Attack from any range
51 Chaos       | Robot with great ATK      | Attack with enemy's ATK power
52 Ramladu     | Excel in all areas        | Prevent enemy from acting
53 Colossus    | Attack with Bolt          | Raise allies' defense
54 Darksol     | Excel in all areas        | Attack all enemies
55 Dark Dragon | Huge dragon of darkness   | Attack all enemies
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4. Card Locations


4.1 Hero Cards
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The 'hero cards' make up the members of The Shining Force, and can only be
acquired in certain towns and cut-scenes.

-

A note on 'Friendship Cards' :

Friendship cards cannot be found in any specific location, and will only be
entrusted to you if you go out of your way to form a bond with that specific
character. In order to form a bond, make sure that you ALWAYS :

* Include the character in your party
* Protect the character in battle
* Make sure the character levels up properly
* Speak to the character in your HQ after EVERY battle

As the game progresses, these characters will start confiding in you, whenever
you talk to them in the HQ, sharing thoughts and stories. When they have
sufficient trust in you, they will entrust you with their card. This can happen
in any town, in any chapter, and will only happen if you pay them attention
throughout the duration of the game, although some characters find Max much
easier to trust than others do.

If at any point the characters stop confiding in you, then the trust cannot be
regained. You'll have to pay them more attention during your next play-through,
in order to get the card.

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#01 Max                                                           [Chapter 8-2]
Awarded upon completing of the game for the first time.

#02  Mae                                                      [Friendship Card]

#03  Pelle                                                    [Friendship Card]

#04  Ken                                                      [Friendship Card]

#05  Vankar                                                   [Friendship Card]


#06 Earnest                                                       [Chapter 4-3]
Hidden in a bookshelf in Urbanatol

#07 Arthur                                                        [Chapter 2-2]
After the battle to find the Orb Of Light, return to talk to Arthur in
Manarina, to recruit him. He'll hand over his card as he joins.

#08 Gort                                                          [Chapter 1-2]
After returning to Guardiana, recruit Gort in the town pub. Once he joins your
party, visit his grand-daughter (in a basement near the center of town), to
receive his card

#09 Luke                                                      [Friendship Card]

#10 Guntz                                                     [Friendship Card]

#11 Anri                                                          [Chapter 2-2]
Search all the bookshelves inside Manarina castle


#12 Alef                                                          [Chapter 7-2]
Hidden in a chest in Prompt. Pick it up before going to Metapha


#13 Tao                                                           [Chapter 2-2]
After the chat with Anri in Manarina castle, search the castle for the madman
with the ability to turn humans into chickens If you've triggered the cut-scene
with Anri, he'll perform his magic. Once in chicken form, you can sneak into
the 'VIP Mages Room', where you'll find Tao's card hidden in a chest.

#14 Domingo                                                       [Chapter 4-2]
Once Pao re-locates to the other side of the Pao Plains, enter the town and
head to the 'Paopig pen' in the bottom-right (where you'll find Guntz). Talk to
all the of Paopigs wandering outside the pen, until one of them surrenders
Domingo's card

#15 Lowe                                                      [Friendship Card]

#16 Khris                                                         [Chapter 1-3]
After Khris' first battle (Battle 4), find her admirer, hanging around outside
the castle. After seeing Khris fight by your side, he'll donate his most prized
possession to your cause ^^;

#17 Torasu                                                        [Chapter 7-2]
Inside the room with the Prompt Elders. Search the room on the left.

#18 Gong                                                          [Chapter 1-1]
Egress out of the first battle, and go to the 'Mountain Hut' on the right of
the world map. Talk to Gong outside to recruit him into your party, and then
talk to the woman inside the cabin, to receive his card.

#19 Diane                                                         [Chapter 4-1]
Inside Pao town, hidden in the top-right corner of the Paopig cage

#20 Hans                                                      [Friendship Card]

#21 Lyle                                                          [Chapter 6-1]
Hidden in a chest in the far top left corner of Rudo

#22 Amon                                                          [Chapter 2-4]
Balbaroy hands it to you when he and Amon join The Shining Force

#23 Balbaroy                                                      [Chapter 2-4]
Hidden in a bookshelf in Shade Abbey. Pick it up after first meeting Amon, but
before the battle where you meet Balbaroy

#24 Kokichi                                                       [Chapter 3-2]
Find Kokichi in Bustoke, and watch his demonstration of Guntz' steam suit.
After the demonstration, talk to Kokichi's assistant, to receive his card

#25 Bleu                                                          [Chapter 6-2]
After the battle with Kane, talk to Karin, then Krin, and then talk to Karin
twice more. She should surrender Bleu's card

#26 Adam                                                          [Chapter 8-1]
Inside Castle Runfaust's entrance hall, opposite the stairs to the ancient
castle

#27 Zyla                                                          [Chapter 3-1]
Examine the church sign in Bustoke

#28 Musashi                                                       [Chapter 7-1]
After escaping prison in Prompt, search the town for a note tacked onto a wall.
Examine the note in receive Musashi's card.

#29 Hanzou                                                        [Chapter 8-1]
Hidden in a tree in Runefaust. This is the spot where Hanzou was recruited in
the original Shining Force game

#30 Yogurt                                                        [Chapter 4-1]
Inside the front carriage of the caravan located in the middle of Pao town.
Examine the control panel at the front of the carriage both before and after
Pao relocates.

#31 Narsha                                                    [Friendship Card]

#32 Zuika                                                     [Friendship Card]

#33 Mawlock                                                   [Friendship Card]


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4.2 Villain Cards
-----------------

The 'villain cards' make up the members of the enemy forces, and can only be
obtained during battle.

In each battle, one of the enemy forces will be holding a card. To win the
card, you have to kill that enemy with one specific member of The Shining
Force. This character doesn't have to fight the battle alone, they only have to
deliver the finishing blow.

#34 Rune Knight                                                   [Chapter 1-1]
Max must deliver the finishing blow.

#35 Skeleton                                                      [Chapter 2-2]
Anri must deliver the finishing blow.

#36 Marionette                                                    [Chapter 2-3]
Gort must deliver the finishing blow.

#37 Ghoul                                                         [Chapter 2-4]
Max must deliver the finishing blow.

#38 Gobgovitch                                                    [Chapter 2-E]
Narsha must deliver the finishing blow.

#39 Pegasus Knight                                                [Chapter 3-2]
Zylo must deliver the finishing blow to the Lv 14 PegasusKt in the top-right
corner of the map

#40 Laser Eye                                                     [Chapter 3-2]
Anri must deliver the finishing blow.
Final blow with Anri. Pao Bridge. (3-3)

#41 Silver Knight                                                 [Chapter 3-3]
Tao or Anri must deliver the finishing blow.

#42 Soul Eater                                                    [Chapter 3-E]
Zuika  must deliver the finishing blow.

#43 Elliot                                                        [Chapter 4-1]
Max must deliver the finishing blow.

#44 Hellhound                                                     [Chapter 4-2]
Guntz must deliver the finishing blow.

#45 Balbazak                                                      [Chapter 4-3]
Balbazak must deliver the finishing blow.

#46 Master Mage                                                   [Chapter 5-2]
Mae must deliver the finishing blow.

#47 Dullahan                                                      [Chapter 6-1]
Domingo must deliver the finishing blow.

#48 Kane                                                          [Chapter 6-2]
Max must deliver the finishing blow.

#49 Mishaela                                                      [Chapter 6-4]
Max must deliver the finishing blow.

#50 Demonmaster                                                   [Chapter 7-2]
Narsha must deliver the finishing blow.

#51 Chaos                                                         [Chapter 7-3]
Adam must deliver the finishing blow.

#52 Ramladu                                                       [Chapter 8-2]
Narsha must deliver the finishing blow.
Would you have it any other way?

#53 Colosus                                                       [Chapter 8-3]
Luke must deliver the finishing blow.

#54 Darksol                                                       [Chapter 8-4]
Max must deliver the finishing blow.

#55 Dark Dragon                                                             [?]
?

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4.3 Walkthrough
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Since most cards are only up for grabs in a single battle or cut-scene, it's
vital that you keep an eye out for them (or wait until your next play-through
in order to pick it up. To stop us ALL going insane, here's a handy
chronological guide to picking up the cards.

Make sure you refer to the location list for the exact details of each card,
and remember to read ahead of yourself, if you want to make sure you don't miss
anything. This list is organized by chapters and sub-chapters, and so the exact
order of receiving the cards is not set in stone.

#02 Mae                                                       [Friendship Card]
#03 Pelle                                                     [Friendship Card]
#04 Ken                                                       [Friendship Card]
#05 Vankar                                                    [Friendship Card]
#09 Luke                                                      [Friendship Card]
#10 Guntz                                                     [Friendship Card]
#15 Lowe                                                      [Friendship Card]
#20 Hans                                                      [Friendship Card]
#31 Narsha                                                    [Friendship Card]
#32 Zuika                                                     [Friendship Card]
#33 Mawlock                                                   [Friendship Card]

#18 Gong                                                          [Chapter 1-1]
#34 Rune Knight                                                   [Chapter 1-1]
#08 Gort                                                          [Chapter 1-2]
#16 Khris                                                         [Chapter 1-3]

#13 Tao                                                           [Chapter 2-2]
#11 Anri                                                          [Chapter 2-2]
#35 Skeleton                                                      [Chapter 2-2]
#07 Arthur                                                        [Chapter 2-2]
#36 Marionette                                                    [Chapter 2-3]
#23 Balbaroy                                                      [Chapter 2-4]
#37 Ghoul                                                         [Chapter 2-4]
#22 Amon                                                          [Chapter 2-4]
#38 Gobgovitch                                                    [Chapter 2-E]

#27 Zyla                                                          [Chapter 3-1]
#24 Kokichi                                                       [Chapter 3-2]
#39 Pegasus Knight                                                [Chapter 3-2]
#40 Laser Eye                                                     [Chapter 3-2]
#41 Silver Knight                                                 [Chapter 3-3]
#42 Soul Eater                                                    [Chapter 3-E]

#19 Diane                                                         [Chapter 4-1]
#30 Yogurt                                                        [Chapter 4-1]
#43 Elliot                                                        [Chapter 4-1]
#14 Domingo                                                       [Chapter 4-2]
#44 Hellhound                                                     [Chapter 4-2]
#06 Earnest                                                       [Chapter 4-3]
#45 Balbazak                                                      [Chapter 4-3]

#46 Master Mage                                                   [Chapter 5-2]

#21 Lyle                                                          [Chapter 6-1]
#47 Dullahan                                                      [Chapter 6-1]
#48 Kane                                                          [Chapter 6-2]
#25 Bleu                                                          [Chapter 6-2]
#49 Mishaela                                                      [Chapter 6-4]

#28 Musashi                                                       [Chapter 7-1]
#17 Torasu                                                        [Chapter 7-2]
#50 Demonmaster                                                   [Chapter 7-2]
#12 Alef                                                          [Chapter 7-2]
#51 Chaos                                                         [Chapter 7-3]

#26 Adam                                                          [Chapter 8-1]
#29 Hanzou                                                        [Chapter 8-1]
#52 Ramladu                                                       [Chapter 8-2]
#53 Colosus                                                       [Chapter 8-3]
#54 Darksol                                                       [Chapter 8-4]
#01 Max                                                           [Chapter 8-4]

#55 Dark Dragon                                                             [?]

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5. Credits

This is a compilation of information submitted by the members of the Shining
Force Gamefaqs Message Board.

PhatoseAlpha, patapikachu, Gohanks, Prince Medion, Tyma

AlasterB, jtelec, Blastoff, Produn, erneighbour, SILKA, I WIll Not Stab You
saihyyamoy, theweirdmusician, siczor, notoriousviv, NeoZeroX
fredkkc, Dark Isaac, SageAcrin, OblivionKnight, Caxin, xescapeplanx

And everyone else to helped contribute to the discussion of all things Shining
Force.

Thanks to Shdw and to Outrun 2, for providing the soundtrack to this FAQ ^^;
Forgotton, who's debugging software makes all FAQs possible.
www.ShiningForceCentral.com, for being awesome (I'm not a member ^^;)

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