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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

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 distributed publicly without advance written permission.  Use of this guide on
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 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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