Author: Lance.
Date: May 19, 2004.
Version: .99
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The Prince of Tennis 2004: Glorious Gold / Stylish Silver 
Character Unlocking Guide.

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Dedicatory: 

This work is dedicated to Kao Megura, may he rest in peace. He was GameFAQ's
biggest FAQ writer and contributor, in my opinion and the opinion of many,
and an inspiration for myself. Four years ago, when I wrote my first FAQ
ever, it was his work that gave me ideas and guided me. Today, I was informed
of this unfortunate event, and the news hit me in a strange way. I do not
know what to think or feel, but regardless of this, Chris MacDonald, you 
are a legend at GameFAQs.

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Contents:
1) Introduction
2) Unlocking Characters
3) Copyright and Credits
4) Contact Information

* Please read the Credits section. This is not my work, and thus should not be
treated as such, but it is not plagiarizing either. Thank you.

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1) Introduction

It has come to my attention that several people have been having problems
with character unlocking in the boards, as well as other details. Since
a list of how to unlock characters is relatively easy, I decided that it
wouldn't hurt to submit one, and help the Prince of Tennis loving gamers
a little. Someone should probably do a FAQ/Move List, too, but that's
another issue. Well then, without any less delay, here it is. (Please read
the Credits section)

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2) Unlocking Characters

For simplicity's sake, I'll write them in the following fashion:
(Character you use) - (Character you unlock). Also, if you see something
like (Character1/Character2), this means you have to play in doubles using
both characters. You need to play in Tournament mode to unlock characters.

Also, it must be mentioned that, to unlock some characters, you have to
beat the game without losing ONE SINGLE POINT in ANY of the 4 matches.
Hard? Yes. If you are having problems unlocking these characters, I 
recommend turning the difficulty to easy, double special-shots gauge rate
of speed to fill, and to constantly use taunts/praises to raise the golden
bar. Also, save as often as you consider necessary. This is a cheap method,
I'm aware, but sincerely, it is all too easy to lose one point when using
Tezuka or Echizen, since their rackets love to jump out of their hands.


Glorious Gold:

Echizen          - Momoshiro
Momoshiro        - Kaidoh
Momoshiro/Kaidoh - Shinya
Shinya           - Atsushi
Echizen/Momoshiro- Sakuno
Echizen/Sakuno   - Nanjirou
Echizen/Nanjirou - Yasuyuki
Ezhien/Kaidoh    - Inui
Inui             - Yanagi
Atsushi          - Mizuki (No Points Lost)
Mizuki           - Akazawa
Akazawa          - Kaneda
Akazawa/Kandeda  - Eiji
Echizen/Eiji     - Fuji
Ezhizen/Fuji     - Yuuta
Fuji/Inui        - Tezuka
Tezuka           - Yamato (No Points Lost)
Yamato           - Oishi
Oishi/Eiji       - Yagyuu
Yagyuu           - Niou
Echizen/Tezuka   - Kirihara
Kirihara         - Jackal
Jackal           - Marui
Kirihara/Jackal  - Sadana
Momoshiro/Sakuno - Sengoku
Echizen          - Akutsu (No Points Lost)
Akutsu           - Taka
Momoshiro/Sengoku- Touji
Touji            - Minami
Minami           - Masami
Echizen/Akutsu   - Dan


Stylish Silver:

Echizen          - Shinji
Shinji           - Kamio
Kamio            - Kaidoh
Kamio            - Momoshiro (No Points Lost)
Momoshiro/Kamio  - An
An               - Tachibana
Tachibana        - Ishida
Ishida           - Taka
Kaidoh           - Kentaro
Kentaro          - Ryoh (No Points Lost)
Echizen          - Tezuka (No Points Lost)
Echizen/Tezuka   - Fuji
Echizen/Kaidoh   - Inui
Echizen/Inui     - Fukushi
Fukushi          - Oishi
Oishi            - Yamato (No Points Lost)
Fuji/Oishi       - Eiji
Tezuka           - Atobe (No Points Lost)
Atobe            - Sakaki (No Points Lost)
Fuji             - Jirou (No Points Lost)
Atobe            - Kabaji
Sakaki           - Hiyoshi
Hiyoshi          - Ootori
Ootori           - Shishido
Shishido         - Taki
Momoshiro/Eiji   - Gakuto
Gakuto           - Oshitari
Hiyoshi/Taki     - Amane
Amane            - Bane
Eiji/Fuji        - Saeki
Saeki            - Itsuki

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3) Copyright and Credits

This work is copyrighted and should not be reproduced or used in any way
without the explicit permission from the author. Only GameFAQs has permission
to use this guide, and should not be available in any other website.

This work, in turn, is not mine.

Credits for the factual information presented here belongs to Tri Bang Tang, 
hosting this information in this site: 
http://www.bol.ucla.edu/~tbtang81/index3.htm

I have tried to contact the author several times, but his main webpage is down
and I have no way to ask for his permission. However, the information 
provided in this guide has no owner. These are FACTS. Facts are not protected
and have no owner. This guide is not plagiarizing, and is not in violation
of any law. However, I would still like to have the permission of the author
to use the information he obtained, and thus I take no credit in this work.
I only re-wrote the information in a way that it could be available for the
users of GameFAQs, and nothing more.

The only reason I want his permission is out of respect for his work. In turn,
when I manage to contact the author of the website, I will ask for permission.
If it is denied, I will take down this guide from GameFAQs, even though I am
in no way obliged to do so even if he were to deny it.

That clarified, let us continue.

Credits:

- "Tri Bang Tang", whose real name I do not know.
- The people at the boards, for their support they've been giving each other
  and gave me reasons to write this.
- GameFAQs, our home.

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4) Contact Information

Suggestions, questions or contributions to: dfa_monk"at"hotmail.com
(Replace "at" with @)