Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories  
Reverse Rebirth FAQ 
By: Ina300 (Evan Lawson) 
e-mail: eyenuh300@netscape.net
 
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Table of Contents  
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1. Introduction 
 
2. Battle System 
     a. Using the Deck 
     b. Stock Moves 
     c. Leveling up 
 
3. Walkthrough 
     a. Hallow Bastion 
     b. Agrabah 
     c. Monstro 
     d. Neverland 
     e. Traverse Town 
     f. Atlantica 
     g. Olympia 
     h. Wonderland 
     i.  Halloween Town 
     j. Destiny Island 
     k. Twilight Town 
     l. Castle Oblivion  
 
4. FAQ 

5. Credits
 
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1.Introduction 
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     Welcome to the Reverse Rebirth FAQ, if you have not 
beaten the Sora story, I suggest that you leave immediately 
because this FAQs has spoilers.  In Reverse Rebirth you no 
longer play as Sora, but as Riku, Soras rival from the first 
Kingdom Hearts.  You will lead Riku up from the basement of
Castle Oblivion, all of this is happening around the same time
Sora is coming up Castle Oblivion. This walkthrough will
help you on your way, Rikus battle system is a lot different
from Soras, everything is at a much faster pace. 
 
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2. Battle System   
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A. Using the Deck 
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     At this point you should be comfortable using the 
Battle System in the game. Rikus is almost the same but with 
some major tweaks. The most notable of them all is the 
inability to make your own deck. Every level you go into gives 
you a set amount of cards that you can't change. Its also 
important to see that there is only one type of card you can 
use, the Soul Eater, Rikus sword from the first Kingdom 
Hearts.  You will only get one partner in the hole game and 
that is Mickey Mouse. When you summon him he will attack 
all enemies on the screen, stun them, and heal you. This is 
very helpful because you have no healing cards, or magic at 
all. You can combine Micky Cards to do more damage and 
heal more life.  You will get Boss Heartless cards and you can 
use them when ever you want. Because Riku has no CV he 
will always have then equipped. 
      
     The last thing that is important about Riku is his Dark 
Mode.  In the corner of the screen, under your life bar, there is 
a heartless symbol with a number next to it. This is your 
'meter' when ever you get hit it raises by one. When you card 
break a heartless the amount of CV(card value) that you card 
is greater will be added to your meter.  For example if you 
have an 8, and you cad break a heartless with a 5, your card is 
3 greater (8-5=3). 3 will now be added to your meter.  This 
also works the opposite way, if a card breaks you, you will 
lose points on the meter. So if a heartless breaks your 4 with a 
6, you will lose 2 points(6-4=2). When your meter reaches 30 
Riku will go into Dark Mode. The meter will reduce to his 
Max DP, if he is hit the meter will lower, if it reaches 0 he 
goes back into his normal form. In this mode he is faster, 
stronger, and most importantly can pull off stock moves. 
 
      B. Stock Moves 
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     You should remember stock moves from Soras story, 
Rikus work the same only you MUST be in Dark Mode to use 
them. 
 
     1. Move: Dark Break 
         CV(Card Value): 5-15 
                Effect: Riku will jump into the air and drop down 
     five times on to an enemy, doing crazy damage. If the 
     enemy dies he will move to a new enemy. 
     2. Move: Dark Fire 
         CV: 16-26 
         Effect: Riku will shoot out a fire ball that homes in on
the enemy doing a fair amount of damage. 
     3. Move: Dark Aura 
         CV: 27(three 9) 
         Effect: The screen will go black and Riku will teleport
around attacking multiple times, doing unbelievable damage.
If the heartless some how survive the attack. Riku will follow
up by setting off explosions around him, if a heartless is hit he
will be stunned.  
         
     C. Leveling Up 
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     Riku has different options when he levels up than 
Sora, these are 
      
     1. HP, you should remember this from any RPG, if you  
              can't figure it out I feel sorry for you. Anyway its 
              Health Points, your Health bar will become bigger. 
              You gain 15 if you chose this option 
           
     2. AP, Attack Points, you will do more damage per hit, you
will only gain one, when you chose this option. 
           
     3. DP, Dark Points. This will raise your Max                  
            DP by two each time. But what does DP do. 
      
     In the corner of the screen, under your life bar, there is  a
heartless symbol with a number next to it. This is your  'meter'
when ever you get hit it raises by one. When you card 
break a heartless the amount of CV(card value) that you card 
is greater will be added to your meter.  For example if you 
have an 8, and you card break a heartless with a 5, your card is 
3 greater (8-5=3). 3 will now be added to your meter.  This 
also works the opposite way, if a heartless card breaks you,
you will lose points on the meter. So if a heartless breaks your
4 with a
6, you will lose 2 points(6-4=2). When your meter reaches 30 
Riku will go into Dark Mode. The meter will reduce to his 
Max DP, if he is hit the meter will lower, if it reaches 0 he 
goes back into his normal form. In this mode he is faster, 
stronger, and most importantly can pull off stock moves. 
 
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3. Walkthrough 
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    A. Hallow Bastion 
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     After a dialog scene with Riku you will be in Hallow 
Bastion. You should already know what to do, it's the same as 
Soras story, just go to the story doors an you will be fine. The 
first level is special you won't have Mickey or DP, and there 
are three story doors(most levels have one). You will be given 
a save card so use that at the first door. When you open the 
final door you will fight Dragon Maleficent.  
     Boss: Dragon Maleficent  
     This boss shouldn't give you any trouble, just attack, 
     she shouldn't even be able to spit fire at you so just 
     kill her quickly 
      
     After you beat her you have to find your own way out 
of the level, don't worry its not hard just go to the top of the 
level and you will find the door out. Now you will be in Castle 
Oblivion. You will meet Ansem, after a little talking he will 
attack you, luckily Mick comes and save you. Then you will 
enter a boss battle. 
 
     Boss: Ansem 
     Another easy boss, in this battle you will be able to use 
     Micky, but you shouldn't need to. Ansem will use a 
     stock moves where he charges at you, but its so weak 
     it won't do any real damage. 
 
     After the battle Ansem will give you a card that allows 
you to go into Dark Mode. A scene will happen, where we 
meet two new members of the Order. Zexion, the silver haired 
one, and Lexaeus, the buff one. They will talk to Vexen, after 
that you will regain control of Riku. 
 
        B. Agrabah 
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     This is what most of the game is going to be like, you 
have only one story door which is the boss.  You have Micky 
and DP. Their also will be no dialog. Their should be no 
problem with the heartless, the fat bandits can get a little 
annoying, but they can't kill you. Open the story door and 
fight Jafar. 
      
     Boss: Jafar 
     Attack the lamp, you should already know how to beat 
     him, if you go into dark mode try to get in between 5- 
     15 for you stock move. This will do a lot of damage to 
     Iago.  
 
     Once your done you need to find your own way out, 
just go to the top of the level. Once your in Castle Oblivion a 
short scene with Zexion and Vexen will happen. Then you get 
Riku and go to the next world. 
 
        C. Monstro 
        ----------------------  
     Im sure you can figure out what to do, like every other 
level only one story card. This time the boss is the Parasite 
Cage. 
 
     Boss: Parasite Cage 
     I wouldn't worry about staying on the platforms, just 
     go right up next to him and attack. If you are running 
     low on health use the Micky cards. Overall another 
     easy boss. 
 
     After you beat him find your way out. In Castle 
Oblivion Riku will meet Vexen. After a short talk you will 
enter a battle. 
 
     Boss: Vexen 
     This will be an easy battle, just get behind him and 
     attack. You will get into Dark Mode in this battle. At 
     that point just use stock moves. His shield can't 
     protect him from your stock moves. He will fall fast. 
 
     After the battle head up the stairs to the next level. 
 
        D. Neverland 
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     Once again just go to the boss. The heartless are real 
easy here and give you good exp, so if you want to train a 
little bit do it here. The boss is Hook 
 
     Boss: Hook 
     This boss is amazingly, moderate in difficulty. He has 
     good defense so you don't do too much damage. He 
     has real high CV, and does good damage. You also 
     have a bad set of cards going into this fight. But he 
     isn't hard, if you just watch out for his stock moves you 
     can beat him easy. If your having a lot of trouble try to get 
     into dark mode as quick as possible and use stock moves.  
     You also have the Jafar card, that will help a lot.
 
     After you beat him leave Neverland, you will be back 
in Castle Oblivion. After a short scene with Lexaeus and Zexion, 
go to the next world, this is also the final world in this set. 
 
        E. Traverse Town 
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     The first thing you will notice is that you only get five 
cards, don't worry its enough for these simple enemies. The 
boss of this level is Guard Armor. 
      
     Boss: Guard Armor 
     You will own this guy with no problem at all. He is 
     even easier then he was with Sora. 
      
     After you beat him the exit is kinda far away, get their 
and then get ready for a shock. In Castle Oblivion Riku will 
meet Dark Riku. You will enter into a battle with him. 
 
     Boss: Dark Riku 
     This boss will have all of your moves as if you were in 
     Dark Form, but he will only use the Dark Fire. Once 
     you get into your Dark Form just use stock attacks, and 
     look out for the nine cards, if you can get three and use 
     Dark Aura you can take out half of his life with that 
     attack.   
 
     Once you win Dark Riku will run away. Then their 
will be a scene with Dark Riku talking to Vexen. After that 
Riku(the real one) will meet Ansem and get the next set of 
world cards. 
 
     F. Atlantica 
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        You may notice how bad the cards you get are, well get
use to it the next set of worlds have horrible cards. I shouldn't
need to tell you what to do, just get to the story door. This
time around the boss is Ursula. 
      
     Boss: Ursula 
     You should remember how to beat this boss from Soras
Story. Just attack the tentacles and when they drop attack her
head. Watch out for her bubble attack your controls will be
reversed if you get hit. But overall another easy boss.  
      
 
     Once you win leave Atlantica, you will see a extended
scene from Soras Story where Vexen talks to Dark Riku.  
 
       G. Olympia 
       ----------------------- 
     Another bad set of cards, but you can get through it. The
boss for this level will be Hades. 
 
     Boss: Hades 
     This boss may give you trouble, with your low CV and he
can use 9 cards, this battle can be difficult. But he isn't too
bad, you do have 0 cards so use those when he does a stock
move. When you get into Dark Mode just use stock moves. He
will die quick 
 
     Once you win leave Olympia. A small scene where
Larxene talks to Namie will happen, not all that exciting.  
 
        H. Wonderland 
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     Do I really need to put anything in here, this level is just
like every other level.  The boss is Trick Master. 
      
     Boss: Trick Master 
     All I have to say is that he didn't even attack me the hole
time. None of his cards are above a 5, and he can't stock. If
you can press the A button you will be able to beat him. 
 
     If you still can't find the pattern you know need to leave
Wonderland. The next scene has Zexion talking to Lexaeus. 
 
      I. Halloween Town 
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     Im sure you know what to do, you should also already
know who the boss is because you fought him in Soras Story.
In case you have a short memory its Oogie Boogie. 
 
     Boss: Oogie Boogie 
     Like last time you have to cards break him for the gate to
lower. After you card break him three times, the gate will
lower all the way. At this point jump on his platform and
attack him. He will knock you off and you must start again, do
this until he is dead. 
 
     Wait, whats this? Something cool is going to happen! A
boss fight against one of the members of the Order. This time
it's the hulking Lexaeus. This boss is very special because you
never fought him as Sora. Like all Order members he has an
element, which is rock. 
 
     Boss: Lexaeus 
      He is can be incredibly difficult or ridiculously easy, it all
matters when you get Dark Mode. I suggest card breaking him
with stock moves to get into Dark Mode quick. Once their
own with your stock moves. Try to get three 9 cards that
attack can take down an entire bar of life. Watch out for his
attacks though, he can take out a lot of HP with his attacks.
He has a stock move where he puts his sword in the ground
and flings rocks at you. When this happens do your best to
card break him because that attack can deal some serious
damage.  
    
     A lot of scenes will happen after this fight, you will get
your next world card from Zexion. 
 
      J. Destiny Island 
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     Their will be a short scene in here where Riku talks to
Tidus, Selphie, and Waaka. You will notice that you can't use
Mickey in this level. This will make healing a bit tougher so
make sure to hit all the barrels and trees to heal. When you get
in the door a few scenes will happen featuring Kairi, and
Zexion. The boss battle will be against Dark Side. 
 
     Boss: Dark Side 
     This boss can be annoying because your stock moves won't
hit him. I suggest just attacking the head, when he punches the
ground let him do those attacks, then hit his hand. You can't
heal so be a little careful. But its nothing you should be to
worried about. If you are dying gain a few levels, and make sure
you are going into the battle with full health. 
 
     A lot of stuff will happen, most notably Zexion will attack
you, Riku will fight him but you don't get to play. After
Zexion leaves and will talk with Axel. Dark Riku then comes
and does something to Zexion that I couldn't figure out.
Anyway on to the next level. 
 
    K. Twilight Town 
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     The first thing that will happen is that you will meet
Diz. This level is different than all the other because it has two,
that's right TWO, story doors. The first one is a boss battle
against Dark Riku. 

     Boss: Dark Riku 2
     This is the hardest boss in the game. He has three life
     bars, is faster, stronger, and has better CV than you.
     He has crazy moves, some that may even kill you with
     one use. He is just like Dark Riku 4 from Soras story,
     only harder because you have crap cards.  You wont
     have Mickey so you can't heal. Over all, you may die a
     a lot on this boss. The first thing you should do is use
     the Jafar card. Then just attack him as much as you
     can, you should be able to take down an entire life bar
     before the card wears off. Now attack him as much as
     possible, DO NOT USE STOCK MOVES NO
     MATTER WHAT. I can not stress this enough, the
     cards you are given in this level are so oddly placed
     that most of your attacks will be card broken. Even if
     you only pick out cards with high CV you will only be
     wasting the few good cards you have. If you just attack
     you will do fine. If your life is running low use the
     Oogie Boogie card. Make sure to not use the 0 cards
     incase he starts to use Dark Arua. If all else fails just
     level up. That little extra HP may be just what you
     need to win. 

     If you win your next door will be to your left, you will
meet Namie and Sora in the cocoon. Now leave Twilight
Town. You will meet Mickey and Deizu, before doing the last
level.

        L. Castle Oblivion
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     You will get Mickey back, so now you can heal. Also
you get a great set of cards for this level. This is the best place
to level up because the heartless can be easily beaten and they
give tons of exp. There are only two doors you need to go
through untill you get to the last boss.

     Boss: Ansem 2
     I was disappointed by this boss, but many found him to
be hard. This battle is the second hardest in the game, it's a lot
easier than Dark Riku because you can heal, and have a good
deck. If you want to use stock moves only do it when your in
Dark mode. But use them sparingly; he can use his heartless to
defend against you attacks, making your stock moves useless. I
would use Jafar in this battle, but only after you get into Dark
Mode. That way you can deal more damage. If the screen
turns black, quickly go to the back of your deck and get a 0
card. If you don't his heartless will go into the ground and pop
out to attack you, multiple times, dealing crazy damage. If you
can't get to a 0 card just run around, this move is easy to
dodge. If you are still having trouble level up.

     Thats it you beat the game, you can now get the
Ultimate Keyblade in Soras story. Enjoy the ending. 


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4. FAQ
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Q. How do I get Reverse Rebirth

A. Beat Soras mode once.

Q. What is DP

A. DP, Dark Points. This will raise your Max                  
            DP by two each time. But what does DP do. 
      
     In the corner of the screen, under your life bar, there is  a
heartless symbol with a number next to it. This is your  'meter'
when ever you get hit it raises by one. When you card 
break a heartless the amount of CV(card value) that your card 
is greater will be added to your meter.  For example if you 
have an 8, and you card break a heartless with a 5, your card is 
3 greater (8-5=3). 3 will now be added to your meter.  This 
also works the opposite way, if a card breaks you, you will 
lose points on the meter. So if a heartless breaks your 4 with a 
6, you will lose 2 points(6-4=2). When your meter reaches 30 
Riku will go into Dark Mode. The meter will reduce to his 
Max DP, if he is hit the meter will lower, if it reaches 0 he 
goes back into his normal form. In this mode he is faster, 
stronger, and most importantly can pull off stock moves. 
 
Q. What is AP

A. AP is Attack Points, you will do more damage when you
raise this

Q. What do I get for beating Reverse Rebirth

A. You get Soras Ultimate Keyblade. After beating RR load
your Sora file.  Now make a treasure chest room in Castle
Oblivion. You will get the Ultimate Keyblade. You can now
get it in the moogle shop.

Q. Im having trouble on Captain Hook/ Hades/some other
easy boss, and you guide doesn't give any strategy.

A. Besides for Riku and Ansem no boss should give you
trouble. You may be under leveled, if you having a lot of
trouble the best thing to do is wait for them to attack so you
can Card break them. When you get into Dark Mode only use
Stock moves.