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                                     Shining Force
    
           Complete Chronological Spoiler-Free Characters & Hidden Items List
    
                                         By DvD
                                    DvD Translations
                          dvdtranslations.eludevisibility.org
    
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    Ver 1.0 - Written 7-29-07 thru 2-23-08
    
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    Shining Force is not a game where the player would ever get stuck, thus, the
     need for a full walkthrough is un-necessary.  Instead, there are a ton of
     hidden characters and items that must be acquired at specific times, else you
     will never get them.  Many of the optional characters are unique character
     classes with unique moves and spells, so you really want to get them all to
     fully enjoy the game.
    
    My intention for this list is to allow the player to gain all the optional
     characters and find all of the hidden items on their first time playing the
     game without having to read a FAQ which ruins the story.  The only other
     things that you need to know are:
    
     1) To gain the strongest possible characters, do not promote your characters
        until they reach Lv. 20.
     2) All of the visible chests seen during battles should be opened before the
        battle ends by a person who has a free slot in their inventory.
     3) All of the strongest weapons that can be purchased, can be purchased at the
        last town.
    
    To use this FAQ without spoiling the game, simply read the next item or person.
     There is no reason to read the item or person after that since they all go in
     order.  Characters are listed as (number) and items as [letter].  Enjoy!
    
    ==Chapter 1====================================================================
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    ( 0) KEN     : Unless you take advantage of a glitch in the game, all of these
         LUKE      characters will join Max before the first battle.
         TAO
         LOWE
         HANS
     
    MUST DO THIS TO GET (2)
    Speak to GORT in the bar while first walking through Guardiana.
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    ( 1) GONG    : Egress from the 1st or 2nd battle.  Go to the cabin on the right
                   side of the map.  Gong will be chopping wood on the side of his
                   cabin.  Talk to him and he JOINs.
    
    MUST DO THIS TO GET (12)
    Speak to the hamster on the side of the cabin where Gong is.
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    ( 2) GORT    : When you visit Guardiana the second time, after it was attacked,
                   and are about to leave, talk to GORT again in the bar and he
                   JOINs.
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    ( 3) MAY     : She ALWAYS JOINs in Guardiana when the King dies.
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    ( 4) KHRIS   : She ALWAYS JOINs in Alterone when you are thrown in prison.
    
    ==Chapter 2====================================================================
    
    MUST DO THIS TO GET (16)
    In Rindo, talk to the animal in a suit and the suit's creator several
    times.
    
    MUST DO THIS TO GET (15)
    In the town of Manarina, there's a room with a mage and a strange machine.
    Search it for a Domingo Egg.
    
    ALWAYS JOINs?
    ( 5) ANRI   : In the town of Manarina, talk to her and she JOINS.
    
    MUST DO THIS TO GET (6)
    When you first visit the magic city of Manarina, talk to the knight doing
    laundry.
    
    ( 6) ARTHUR  : After you complete the Cave battle within the town, talk to him
                   again.  He will JOIN this time.
    
    MUST DO THIS TO GET (16)
    In Rindo, talk to the animal in a suit and the suit's creator several times.
    
    MIGHT NEED TO DO THIS TO GET (8)
    Talk to AMON about BALBAROY at the Shade Abbey.
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    ( 7) BALBAROY: Automatically JOINs after the battle in the Shade Abbey.
    
    ALWAYS? JOINs
    ( 8) AMON    : Automatically JOINs before leaving the Shade Abbey.
    
    ==Chapter 3====================================================================
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    ( 9) DIANE   : In Bustoke, talk to her in the throne room and she JOINs.
    
    (Battle 9 - Quarry Battle)
    
    [A] Sugoi Mizugi (Awesome Swimsuit)
    After winning the Bustoke Quarry battle, enter the cave in the southwest
     of the battle field where the Moon Stone treasure chest is.  Get the Moon
     Stone from the chest.  Then go to the southwest corner of the cave and search
     south.  A hidden chest will appear containing this item.  Put it in Tao's
     inventory and she will wear it in battle.  It will change the appearance
     of her icon on the battle screen, but otherwise have no effect.
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (10) ZYLO    : Get Moon Stone in the Bustoke Quarry battle.  Have the alchemist
                   in Bustoke convert it to Lunar Dew.  Give the Lunar Dew to Zylo
                   in the Bustoke prison and he JOINs.
    
    MUST DO THIS TO GET (13)
    After you beat the Quarry Battle in Bustoke, explore the houses. One of the
     houses will have a guy trying to make a device to fly.  Search the engine
     that he is working on and he'll ask you to follow him.  Do so and the man will
     test the flying device and crash. 
    
    (Battle 10)
    
    (Battle 11 - The Laser Eye)
    
    [B] Kitui Huku (Daring Dress)
    Unlike the previous item, which you got after the battle was over, this item
     you'll need to get while Battle 11 is still going on.  If you are in the
     correct place, your character's Stay command icon will change to Search.
     Search the square to the left of where the farthest left Dark Elf starts and
     a hidden chest will appear containing this item.  You'll need to be facing
     the square from any direction, not standing on it.  Put the item in Anri's
     inventory and she will wear it in battle.  It will change the appearance of
     her icon on the battle screen, but otherwise have no effect.
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    (11) PELE    : As the Battle 11 ends he automatically JOINs just before the
                   chapter ends.
    
    ==Chapter 4====================================================================
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (12) JOGURT  : You can now run into him when you first get to Pao.  Stand to
                   the left of the priest (or just try to read the books in the
                   bookshelf) and he'll appear just outside of the back left of
                   the chapel laying on a blue blanket; you'll see Jogurt sit up,
                   squeak and then sit down.  He will now be in headquarters.
                   Note:  Every time he defeats someone he will be given an item.
                          Give this item to another character to see what it does.
    
    MIGHT NEED TO DO THIS TO GET (14)
    In Pao, talk to a man and he will mention VANKAR.
    
    MIGHT NEED TO DO THIS TO GET (17)
    In Pao, talk to EARNEST.
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (13) KOKICHI : After the wagons of Pao city move, Kokichi will fly down and
                   crash near you at the site where the city used to be.  He’ll
                   then automatically JOIN your party.
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (14) VANKAR  : He's left outside Pao after the wagons of Pao city move.
                   Talk to him and he JOINs.
    
    (Battle 12 - General Elliot)
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (15) DOMINGO : In Pao's 2nd location, there is a man with an egg hatching
                   device.  Allow him to use your Domingo egg.  DOMINGO will hatch
                   and JOIN your party.
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (16) GUNTZ   : He's in the sheep pen in Pao's 2nd location.  Talk to him and
                   he’ll JOIN your party.
    
    MIGHT NEED TO DO THIS TO GET (17)
    In Pao, talk to a man and he will mention EARNEST.
    
    (Battle 13 - Balbazak's Fortress)
    
    [C] Kenji (Public Prosecutor)
    This item is gained exactly the same as item [B].  In battle 13, it is hidden
     outside the fortress in the bottom bush of the 3 lone bushes that are arranged
     in a column between two walls of the fortress.  Unfortunately, no one has
     found a use for this item.
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (17) EARNEST : In a basement in Uranbatol, talk to him and he JOINs your party.
    
    (Battle 14 - Balbazak)
    
    ==Chapter 5====================================================================
    
    (Battle 15 - Ship)
    
    (Battle 16 - Portal)
    
    (Battle 17 - Repaired Ship)
    
    [D] Teppou (Rifle)
    Like items B & C, you must get this item DURING BATTLE 17.  It is located
     exactly 3 squares to the right of the farthest bottom center square.  Yes,
     that means it is actually located on the railing of the ship.  Again, like
     item C, it has no known use.
    
    ==Chapter 6====================================================================
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (18) LYLE    : In Rudo, he is on the roof of the only tower in town.
                   Talk to him and he JOINs your party.
    
    (Battle 18 - To Dragonia)
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    (19) BLEU    : You must talk to Blue twice in Dragonia to advance the story.
                   The second time, he JOINs your party.
    
    (Battle 19 - Kane in Dragonia City)
    
    [E] Youji (Infant/Baby/Child)
    Note: The picture of this item doesn't clarify which of these it is.
    Like items B, C & D, you must get this item DURING BATTLE 19.  It is located
     at the top of the playfield, between Bleu's house and the Dragon Shine.
     There are two rocks next to each other to the left the flowers.  It is on
     the right rock.  Like item D, it has no known use.
    
    (Battle 20 - To Prompt)
    
    (Battle 21 - Mishaela) 
    
    ==Chapter 7====================================================================
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (20) MUSASHI : You get him in Prompt.  The trick here is that you need to
                   search a certain place AFTER you talk to the king AFTER the king
                   throws you in jail for talking to him in the first place.  If
                   you search before this, you will get the typical "Nothing is
                   unusual." message.  The particular place you need to search is a
                   small white sign on the wall below the "Tales of Really Long
                   Ago" bookshelf.  When you do this, he JOINs your party.  
    
    (Battle 22 - To the Tower of the Ancients)
    
    (Battle 23 - Tower of the Ancients) 
    
    ALWAYS JOINs
    (21) ALEF    : After the Tower of the Ancients battle, ALEF and TORASU will be
    (22) TORASU  : inside the tower, exhausted, and will JOIN your party
                   automatically when you leave.
    
    MIGHT NEED TO DO THIS TO GET (22)
    At the Shining Path, Speak to the robot before you use the Orb of light at
    for the 2nd time.
    
    (Battle 24 - Chaos) 
    
    ALWAYS JOINs?
    (22) ADAM    : Egress from the battle, and he will automatically be in your
                   party.
    
    (Battle 25 - To Runefaust)
    
    ==Chapter 8====================================================================
    
    OPTIONALLY JOINs
    (23) HANZO(U): You get him in Runefaust.  Unlike Musashi, you don't have to do
                   anything in town before you can get him.  But, like Musashi, you
                   need to search a particular spot to find him.  The spot is
                   unique, it doesn't look like any other spot in town.  Simply
                   search the unique looking bush near the entrance of town.  When
                   you do this, he JOINs your party.  In the text, when he first
                   joins, his name is Hanzo, but in your party his name is Hanzou.
    
    (Battle 26 - Castle)
    
    (Battle 27 - Castle w/ Robots)
    
    (Battle 28 - Colossus)
    
    [F] Kaku- chan (Papa Doll)
    You must get this item DURING BATTLE 28.  
     It is located at the top of the playfield.  It is hidden on the gold wall with
     the eye symbols on the left side of the playfield.  Search in the right corner
     of the wall.  Like items B, C, D, & E, it has no known use.
    
    (Battle 29)
    
    (Battle 30)
    
    ==Other========================================================================
    
    [G] Kindan No Hako (Forbidden Box)
    This item exists in the ROM, but it cannot be found in the game.  You would
     need to use a hex editor to access it.  I have never seen it.  Unlike most of
     the items, people claim that this one does have a use; it allows you to level
     up your entire party in a strange manner.
    
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    Thanks:
    
    KlD - My wife.  She is the one who played through the game again to allow me to
     write this FAQ.
    
    I wish give credit to all the other writers of FAQs for this game which can be
     found at GameFAQs.  I appreciate all the work that they put into their FAQs.
     I read them all to make sure I didn't miss anything.
    
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    Copyright 2008 by Dave V. Di Giorgio
    
    This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
     private use. It may not be placed on any web site except GameFAQs or otherwise
     distributed publicly without advance written permission.  Use of this guide on
     any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited,
     and a violation of copyright.
    
    Some of the data from this guide was obtained by reading other guides on
     GameFAQs, but I have attempted to use my own words when I had no new
     information to contribute, but needed to include this information for
     completeness.  All the actions that are listed here, except for the
     information on the "Kindan No Hako", were taken from our own experience.
    
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