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           Final Fantasy VII Interactive Sampler CD - FAQ/Walkthrough
                                 by Scream

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               INFORMATION:

Author:        Scream
E-Mail:        white-umbrella@white-umbrella.net
Web:           http://www.white-umbrella.org
Version:       1.2
Completion:    100%
Date Started:  08/15/2001
Last Update:   07/29/2003
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       (c) Copyright 2001 Scream

This FAQ cannot be distributed in books, magazines, etc. or in any other
form of printed or electronic media in any way. It may not be given away
as some sort of prize or bonus with a purchase, and it may not be used
for promotional or profitable purposes. Any characters, names, or other
objects are copyright their respective companies. This document and its
author are in no way affiliated with any company involved with this game.

If you wish to use this guide on your site, you may post it without my
permission AS LONG AS this document is NOT changed in any way, shape, or
form. The latest version of this guide can always be found at GameFAQs
(www.gamefaqs.com) or Video Game Strategies
(http://vgstrategies.about.com).

 
=========================================================================
                                 CONTENTS
=========================================================================


  1.  UPDATES
       - Version 1.2
       - Version 1.1
       - Version 1.0

  2.  INTRODUCTION
       - About the Sampler CD

  3.  GAME BASICS
       - Controls
       - Things you should know
       - Party Setup

  4.  WALKTHROUGH

  5.  LISTS
       - Item List
       - Magic List
       - Special (Limit Break) List
       - Summon List

  6.  MONSTER BESTIARY

  7.  CODES
  
  8.  SCRIPT

  9.  CHANGES

 10.  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
 11.  CREDITS

 12.  AUTHOR'S NOTE

 13.  COPYRIGHT INFORMATION


=========================================================================
 1.                              UPDATES
=========================================================================

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Version 1.2 (07/29/03)

   - I've rewritten the entire FAQ.
   - Added information on the Japanese FF7 sampler CD.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Version 1.1 (09/??/01)

   - Fixed a minor fault in the FAQ, Leviathon takes 40 MP to summon it
     and not 4 MP like I put in the first version (I missed off the 0).

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ Version 1.0 (08/16/01)

   - First version.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------


=========================================================================
 2.                            INTRODUCTION
=========================================================================

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           About the Sampler CD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Final Fantasy VII Interactive Sampler CD was released with Tobal No.1
in Japan and America. It's pretty rare now so you may have trouble
finding a copy of either version. If your a big Final Fantasy VII fan
then I really recommend finding a copy as there's nothing like seeing how
the game was originally supposed to be.

On the American CD (along with the FF7 demo) is a Final Fantasy Tactics
preview movie, a Bushido Blade preview movie and a Saga Frontier preview
movie. On the Japanese CD you'll find the rendered FF6 movie which was
used to show off how the N64 version of FF7 would look. 


=========================================================================
 3.                             GAME BASICS
=========================================================================

Everything that you need to know before playing the game is in this
section here so why not have a look?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Controls
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------
+ WHILE WALKING
---------------

Cross/X:             Dash
Circle/O:            Speak/Select
Directional Buttons: Moves Cloud in all directions. 
                     (use L1/R1 to move him freely)

---------------
+ DURING BATTLE
---------------

Directional Buttons: Choose command and target.
Left D-Pad button:   Go to option "Change".
Right D-Pad button:  Go to option "Guard".
Cross/X:             Cancel
Circle/O:            Select
Select:              Help on/off
                     (Explanation for new players)


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Things you should know
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

- There is no "triangle" menu in this sampler CD. Which means you cannot
  cure yourself with magic or items while exploring, so you'll be forced
  to restore your HP in battle.

- You cannot level up. When you are just about to level up it will just
  stop at 0 EXP. That's it.. nothing else.

- You cannot level up any materia.

- You cannot gain any more limit breaks.

- You cannot save.

- You cannot run away from battle.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Party Setup
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

PARTY STARTING STATS:

+---------------------+
|NAME:    Aeris       |  
|LEVEL:       9       | 
|EXP:     2476p       |
|HP:        409       |
|MP:        121       |
|MAGIC:   - Cure      | 
|         - Cure 2    |
|         - Cure 3    |
|         - Ice       |
|         - Ice 2     |
|SUMMON:  Leviathan   |
+---------------------+

+---------------------+
|NAME:    Barret      |
|LEVEL:      10       |
|EXP:     2653p       |
|HP:        572       |
|MP:         30       |
|MAGIC:   - Demi      |
|         - Fire      | 
|         - Fire 2    |
|SUMMON:  N/A         | 
+---------------------+

+---------------------+
|NAME:    Cloud       |  
|LEVEL:      10       |
|EXP:     2126p       |
|HP:        516       | 
|MP:         57       |
|MAGIC:   - Cure      |
|         - Bolt      |
|         - Bolt 2    |
|SUMMON:  N/A         |
+---------------------+

GP: 123 GP

ITEMS: - Potion (4)
       - Hi potion (1)
       - Ether (2)


=========================================================================
 4.                            WALKTHROUGH
========================================================================= 

After the introduction your party will get off the train. When you have
control of Cloud run forward in the same direction the rest of the team
went. Two security troops will approach you and a battle will begin.

For this battle I recommend just attacking the troops physically as they
will be dead in no time. After the battle go up the stairs (where you saw
your team-mates go). In this area go up to your team-mates and speak to
them, after the conversation you will be in another new area. Follow your
team once again.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
You will now begin to experience random battles. In these battles I
recommend using Cloud and Barret for physical attacks, with Aeris doing
small magical attacks like Ice, Ice 2.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Go through the door the rest of the team went through and you will find
yourself in front of the reactor. Follow the team, but do not go where
Wedge is going (which is too the left), you'll soon find yourself in the
actual reactor. Walk towards Biggs and Jesse until Barret comes out of
Cloud and starts speaking. 

After this conversation make your way through the locked doors that Biggs
and Jesse will open for you. Follow Jesse to the elevator door she is
standing near and step inside. Inside the elevator Jesse will tell you to
press the button, so press the circle button on the flashing control
panel with two arrows on. On the way down Barret will give Cloud a
lecture about the planet, though Cloud doesn't really care. Exit the
elevator after it stops.
 
Follow Jesse down the stairs while taking note of the large blue light
near the pipes to your right, continue down the stairs and through the
door. In the next area jump across the various platforms and climb down
the ladder like Jesse does. Jesse will now stop following you so you
make your down the ladders and across the pipes till you get to the
platform with the bridge on. Prepare yourself and then go across the
bridge...

You will now be in the main core of the reactor, this is where you are
going to set the bomb. Run forward until Barret tells you what to do,
after Cloud does what he has to do the reactor alarm will go off. You
will then get into a "boss" fight!

If you played the final game before playing this sampler then be prepared
for a big surprise. The boss isn't Guard Scorpion.. its an enlarged
Sweeper! Oh no! It's also brought along two friends.

Take care of the two combatants first by killing them with normal
physical attacks. To kill the big sweeper get Cloud and Barret to use
their physical attacks while Aeris repeatedly summons Leviathan. Also,
when Cloud gets his "Special" make sure you use Cross Slash (since it
does more damage than Braver). I recommend healing if your HP goes below
200 or something. However, I don't think this is a battle anyone could
lose. It's just too easy...

After destroying the boss a message will come up indicating you have 3
minutes to get out of there before the whole place blows up. Quickly
make your way back the same way you came. If you get a group of
Hedgehog Pies in a random battle then I suggest using Bolt-All as it can
quickly dispose of this group.

When you come across the area where Jesse is in you'll see she is
missing. Wrong, explore near the top of the screen and you will see her
there, she is stuck so go and help her (can't complete the demo without
her). Now continue on your way back...

Remember the bright blue light? Well you should be in that same area now,
ignore the stairs and make your way to that part of the screen. You'll
see Biggs on the floor so go and help him up (as you did with Jesse),
then make your way to the elevator.

After taking the elevator up you'll be in the room with the two doors
again. However, they are locked again so walk into them like before to 
get Biggs and Jesse to open them for you. Now quickly make your way out
of the reactor and watch it explode. 

Well done! You have completed the Final Fantasy VII Sampler CD!


=========================================================================
 5.                               LISTS
=========================================================================

Lists of all the items, magic, specials (limit breaks), and summons can 
be found in this section.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Item List
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                
                 +-----------+--------------------------+
                 |   NAME    |       DESCRIPTION        |
                 |-----------|--------------------------|
                 |  Potion   | Restores 100 HP.         |
                 |-----------|--------------------------|
                 | Hi-Potion | Restores 1000 HP.        |
                 |-----------|--------------------------|
                 |   Ether   | Restores 50 MP.          |
                 +-----------+--------------------------+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                Magic List
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


              +-----------+--------------------------+----+
              |   NAME    |       DESCRIPTION        | MP | 
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Bolt    | Lightning element attack |  4 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Bolt 2  | Lightning element attack |  8 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Cure    | HP restored.             |  5 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Cure 2  | HP restored.             | 20 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Cure 3  | HP restored.             | 40 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Demi    | Reduces HP by 1/2.       |  5 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Fire    | Fire element attack      |  4 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Fire 2  | Fire element attack      |  8 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Ice     | Ice element attack       |  4 |
              |-----------|--------------------------|----|
              |   Ice 2   | Ice element attack       |  8 |
              +-----------+--------------------------+----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Specials List
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Specials is the original name for Limit Breaks. Lucky they changed it as
I am not too keen on Specials.

-------
+ Aeris
-------

  - Healing Wind (Restores all)


--------
+ Barret
--------

  - Heavy Shot (Charges and discharges 'Ki.')


-------
+ Cloud
-------

  - Braver (Temporarily paralyzes enemy)
  - Cross Slash (Crosscut Slash an enemy)


-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Summon List
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Only one summon in this sampler.

        +-----------+------------------------------------+----+
        |   NAME    |            DESCRIPTION             | MP | 
        |-----------|------------------------------------|----|
        | Leviathan | Tsunami attack against all enemies | 40 |
        +-----------+------------------------------------+----+



=========================================================================
 6.                         MONSTER BESTIARY
=========================================================================

When a move has (un-named) next to it, it means that when the enemy does
the move the name of the move doesn't show up. So it's basically un-named.
So I called it my own name which best describes it.

As there is no menu screen it makes hacking the game much harder. I was
trying to hack a code to be able to use "Sense" so I could find out the 
enemies level, HP and MP. But this proved too difficult so my attempts
came to nothing and that's why there are no HP or MP levels in this
monster bestiary.

+------+---------------------------------------------------+
|NAME: |  Combatants                                       |
|EXP:  |  31                                               | 
|AP:   |   2                                               |
|GP:   |  80                                               |
|MOVES:|  Beam gun, Hit (un-named)                         | 
+------+---------------------------------------------------+

+------+---------------------------------------------------+
|NAME: |  Deenglow                                         |
|EXP:  |   40                                              | 
|AP:   |    2                                              |
|GP:   |   15                                              |
|MOVES:|  Ice, Hit (un-named)                              | 
+------+---------------------------------------------------+

+------+---------------------------------------------------+
|NAME: |  Grenadiers                                       |
|EXP:  |  24                                               |
|AP:   |   2                                               |
|GP:   |  40                                               |
|MOVES:|  Grendade, Machine gun (un-named)                 |
+------+---------------------------------------------------+

+------+---------------------------------------------------+
|NAME: |  Guard Hounds                                     |
|EXP:  |  18                                               |
|AP:   |   1                                               |
|GP:   |  20                                               |
|MOVES:|  Feeler, Bite (un-named)                          |
+------+---------------------------------------------------+

+------+---------------------------------------------------+
|NAME: |  Hedgehog Pie                                     |
|EXP:  |  8                                                |
|AP:   |  1                                                |
|GP:   |  5                                                |
|MOVES:|  Fire, Jump and Bite (un-named)                   |
+------+---------------------------------------------------+

+------+---------------------------------------------------+
|NAME: |  Security Troops                                  |
|EXP:  |  12                                               |
|AP:   |   1                                               |
|GP:   |  25                                               |
|MOVES:|  Machine gun, Hit (un-named)                      |
+------+---------------------------------------------------+

+------+---------------------------------------------------+
|NAME: |  Sweepers                                         |
|EXP:  |  289                                              |
|AP:   |    2                                              |
|GP:   |  200                                              |
|MOVES:|  Double, Smoke shot, Machine gun (un-named)       |
+------+---------------------------------------------------+


=========================================================================
 7.                               CODES
=========================================================================

These codes were all hacked by me on a X-Plorer FX. They should work on 
any Gameshark.

NOTE: These codes are for the American version of the Sampler CD only. I
      do not have the Japanese Sampler CD so I cannot hack any codes for
      it.

- AERIS INFINITE HP

  800DB3B4 0171
  80157304 0171

- AERIS INFINITE MP

  800DB3BC 0100
  80157308 0100

- BARRET INFINITE HP

  800DB378 0171
  80156F98 0171

- BARRET INFINITE MP

  800DB378 0050
  80156F9C 0050

- CLOUD INFINITE HP

  800DB3F0 0171
  80157670 0171

- CLOUD INFINITE MP

  800DB3F8 0100
  80157674 0100

- LOADS OF EXP

  8008E0E0 FFFF

- LOADS OF GP

  8008E0D8 FFFF

- LOADS OF AP

  8008E0E4 FFFF


I did try and hack a debug room code but it was taking so long I just 
had to stop. Every time I entered a new room and did a search it knocked
off about 1 code possibility out of 10,000 or something! There probably 
isn't even a debug room on the CD anyway. Also, I tried hacking a simple
item code but it caused very strange results, the item information is
probably stored in an un-usual way.


=========================================================================
 8.                               SCRIPT
=========================================================================

This is the script for the whole of the FF7 sampler demo. Please note
that any mistakes in this script were actually in the game, it has been
copied exactly as it appears with no adjustments made.


(Introduction as normal, the "camera" spinning around looking at the 
 stars then some text comes onto the screen)


"Shinra Company" --- A large conglomerate that possesses all of the 
world's energy and controls its politics.


Outraged by the Shinra, the inhabitants formed the rebel group 
'Avalanche' to resist them.


After coming into contact with Avalanche in a bar, Cloud joins their
demolition mission in return for a large reward.


Their target is the Shinra power plant Makoro.


(Introduction now continues as normal, with Aeris walking around Midgar
 and the Final Fantasy VII logo flashing up on the screen)


(A train pulls up by a reactor train station, Biggs jumps off the train
 and throws the guard into the train. Then Jesse jumps off and kicks the
 other guard. Wedge then gets off the train and runs up the stairs along
 with Biggs and Jesse. Barret and Cloud jump off, Barret says to Cloud)


C'mon newcomer.
Follow me.


(Barret then proceeds to run up the stairs just like Biggs, Wedge, and
 Jesse did)


(Cloud runs forward but comes face to face with two Security Troops, he
 fights them off with the help of Barret and Aeris (don't ask))


(Cloud then joins up with his team-mates outside the big door)


Biggs: Wow! He's an ex-soldier alright!
  ...Not everyday ya find an ex-soldier
  in a anti-Shinra group like the 'Avalanche'.


Jesse:   Soldier's?
  Aren't they supposed
  to be the enemy...?!


Jesse:  ...Then why's there one 
  here with us in Avalanche?"


Biggs: Don't jump the gun Jesse.
  He WAS a soldier.
  Now he's one of us.


Biggs: Didn't catch your name.
  What was it?


Cloud: ...Cloud.


Biggs: Cloud, eh?
  Well, I'm...


Cloud: I don't care about your names.
  Once the job's over, I'm outta here anyways.


(Barret comes running along)


Barret: The heck are you guys doin'?!
  I told you all not to move around
  all together!


Barret: Our target is the
  north Makoro plant.
  We'll meet on the bridge
  in front it.


(Jesse opens up the big door, the team run through, Barret turns round to
 Cloud)


Barret: Ex-soldiers...
  Hmph, can't trust 'em!


(Barret runs along, Cloud walks forward a bit and stares at the gigantic
 reactor, then continues through the now open door)


(Cloud and the rest of the team run along to the bridge in front of the 
 reactor)


(Barret, Biggs and Jessie run north up the bridge, while Wedge secures
 the exit, Cloud approaches Wedge)


Wedge: I'll secure the escape passage.
  Cloud,you concentrate on the mission.


Wedge: Geez, they're really gonna blow
  this huge furnace up?
  This'll be somethin' to see!


(Cloud turns back, and goes where the rest of the team went...inside the
 reactor)


Barret: ...Hey.
  This isn't your first time
  inside a Makoro plant,is it?


Cloud:  Well.
  I was a soldier...
  in the Shinra, ya know.


Barret:  This planet is full of Mako
  energy. The people here use it for
  their daily lives. But none of 'em
  understand its essence. Do you?


(Cloud shrugs)


Barret: It's the life blood of this
  planet. The Shinra continues to suck
  the blood out of it, using this weird
  hunka scrap machinery...


(Cloud stands in front of the locked door and shrugs)


Biggs: Code deciphered.


(The door opens and everyone goes through to the next locked door, Cloud
 goes up to this one and shrugs)


Jesse: Code deciphered.


(Cloud and Jesse run up to the elevator, Jesse opens the door, and they
 both get in)


Jesse: Press
  that button!


(Cloud presses the button)


Switch on


(The elevator starts to move)


Barret: The Makoro is draining
  this planet of life.
  Eventually,it will be all used up.


(Cloud shrugs and says)


Cloud: I don't really care.


(Barret gets angry and starts hitting his chest like a monkey)


Barret: The planet's
  dyin', Cloud!


(Cloud shakes his head and says)


Cloud: The only thing I care about is
  finishin' this job before the security
  troops and Roboguards come.


(Barret looks like he is about to hit Cloud, then decides against it.
 The elevator stops and everyone gets out and makes their way to the main
 reactor core)


(They finally reach it, Barret and Cloud approach it)


Barret: When we blow this place,
  this overgrown washing machine
  will be nothin' more than 
  a hunka junk.


Barret: Hey Cloud,
  setup this bomb for me.


Cloud: I think you 
  oughtta do it instead.


Barret: Me?! Nah,
  I'll just stand watch
  and make sure you don't
  pull anything funny.


Cloud: ...fine,
  be my guest.

(Cloud sets the bomb, then the alarm goes off)


Barret: They're comin'
  for real!


(A big battle ensues between the party and two combatants who have a big
 friend, a Sweepers!)


(The party destroy the enemies)


Cloud: Let's get
  outta here!


3 minutes until detonation


(The party make their way out of the reactor, on the way they encounter
 Jesse who is stuck)


Cloud: You alright?


Jesse: Darn, careless of me!!
  My leg's stuck...


Jesse: Thanks!


(They continue out of the reactor, they then encounter Biggs, who is
 lying on the floor)


Cloud: You alright?


Biggs: The enemy got behind me...
  I let down my guard.


(They continue out of the reactor, this time without any distractions)


(The doors are locked again, Jesse opens up the first door)


Jesse: Code deciphered.


(Then Biggs opens up the second door)


Biggs: Code deciphered.


(They all run out of the reactor onto the bridge and into the escape
 route. Jesse falls over just before making the escape route, luckily,
 Cloud quickly comes to the rescue, and everyone gets out safely while
 the reactor blows up)


(After the movie sequence of the reactor blowing up, the words below
 come up in big red letters)


MISSION COMPLETE


FINAL FANTASY VII 
coming in December



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 9.                              CHANGES
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These are lots of changes from the Final Fantasy VII Sampler CD to the
final version of the game.

- In the sampler CD there is text at the start of the introduction
  explaining what the current situation is. In the final version, it is
  no where to be seen.

- Minor sound effect changes in the introduction, everything just seems
  a bit different.

- The music is a tiny bit different to the final version.

- The character models of Barret and Cloud are a little bit different.
 
- You cannot access the "triangle menu" in this sampler CD. Which means
  you cannot cure yourself with magic or items while exploring, you'll
  have to restore your HP in battle.

- The L1 and R1 buttons work different and you can now run in complete 
  perfect circles! In the final version you cannot do this.

- You cannot level up. When you are just about to level up it will just
  stop at 0 EXP. That's it.. nothing else.

- You cannot level up any materia.

- You cannot gain any more limit breaks. Or "Specials", as they are
  called in this demo.

- You cannot save.

- You cannot run away from battle.

- You cannot pick the two potions up at the start of the game.

- The two guards that come running down the station to fight you look a
  lot different (a lot cooler if you ask me).

- You have Aeris, Barret and Cloud in your party for the demo. In the
  actual game you haven't even met Aeris yet!

- In the fight at the start with the two guards, you are not alone like
  in the final game. You have Aeris and Barret with you (even though
  Barret can be seen running off past the guards).

- Cloud is called Cloud and not Ex-SOLDIER like he is at the start of
  the final version of the game.

- Barrets special is called "Heavy Shot" and not "Big Shot" like in the
  final version.

- You have Specials not Limit Breaks. Luckily they called them Limit 
  Breaks in the final version.

- The character models in battle are different from the ones in the final
  version. Barret looks a lot different while Cloud and Aeris only have
  a few minor changes.

- There is no "Attack" command. But there is a "Fight" command, that does
  exactly the same thing.

- In the final version when you press right in battle, it should go to 
  "Defend". In the Sampler version it goes to "Guard".

- When you press select for help the help bar is now bigger and is
  positioned at the top of the screen.

- The blue bars that contain the name of the spell your casting and such
  are bigger. Making them a lot uglier than the slender blue bars of the
  final version.

- The "Ice 2" magic animation is completely different to the final 
  version of it.

- A lot of the sound effects of the battle have changed like when you
  cast a spell. The noise it makes is very different.

- When you do Cloud's special "Braver" there is a sparkle at the top of
  his sword before he hits them with it. This was not in the final
  version.

- Braver now paralyses the enemy not Cross Slash like in the final 
  version.

- When you go to cast a spell "junctioned" with All, a new menu that is
  not in the final version will pop up. You have a choice of using 
  "Regular" (just hit or cure one target) or "All - 1 left" (casts it on
  all targets). The "1 left" part is for when you level up your All
  materia, if you had a level 2 all materia then it would say "2 left".
  I have no idea why they took this out, I thought it was lot better than
  pressing "L1" to change between my targets (which I didn't figure out
  for awhile).

- The Hi-Potion in the sampler CD restores 1000 HP. In the final version
  it restores only 500 HP.

- Same story with the Ether item, in the sampler CD demo it restores 50MP
  while in the final version it restores 100MP.

- The amounts of MP needed to cast some spells is different to the final
  game.

      SAMPLER CD                         FINAL GAME

    BOLT 2 -  8 MP                     BOLT 2 - 22 MP
    CURE 2 - 20 MP                     CURE 2 - 24 MP
    CURE 3 - 40 MP                     CURE 3 - 64 MP
      DEMI -  5 MP                       DEMI - 14 MP
    FIRE 2 -  8 MP                     FIRE 2 - 22 MP
     ICE 2 -  8 MP                      ICE 2 - 22 MP
 LEVIATHAN - 40 MP                  LEVIATHAN - 78 MP  

- In the Sampler CD the money currency is GP. In the final version the
  money currency is Gil. However, in the final version, GP is the
  currency for the Gold Saucer amusement park.

- You cannot name any of the characters.

- The script is different. It is _very_ badly translated for this Sampler
  CD. For example, they take the word "soldier" literally. Looks like no
  one informed the translators of the games plot for the demo.

- Most of the enemies have different names in the final version.

      SAMPLER CD                          FINAL GAME

    SECURITY TROOPS                           MP
     GUARD HOUNDS                         GUARD HOUND
      COMBATANTS                             GRUNT
       SWEEPERS                             SWEEPER

- Not only that, one enemy isn't even in the final version. That being
  the Grenadier, he looks exactly like a Security Troop but with a
  different colour uniform. However, in the final version in the Shinra
  Building there is an enemy called "Grenade Combatant" but the uniform
  colour is the same as the normal ones.

- In the final game you don't fight the Hedgehog Pie until the fight in
  the church. But in the sampler CD you fight them in the reactor.

- Some enemies have been slightly modified (they do different moves and
  stuff). One big difference is the size of the Sweeper, it's much
  bigger in this version as it's a boss.

- There is no chest with a Phoenix Down in. In the final game there is
  one.

- When you die in battle the party's bodies are all in weird positions
  not seen in the final version.

- There is no game over screen. It just says "Game Over..." at the top
  of the battle screen and goes straight to the Squaresoft logo.

- The switch in the elevator flashes in the sampler version. In the
  final game it doesn't.

- Jesse stops in a different place when your making your way to the core
  of the reactor.

- When using a ladder you just walk into it. You do not need to press
  circle like in the final version. The ladders also have some bugs, one
  time I was able to actually walk down one (instead of climbing down).

- There are no save points.

- There is no restore materia on the floor near the core of the reactor.

- The alarm that goes off after you set the bomb sounds completely 
  different. Thank god they changed it for the final version.

- In the final game the boss of the reactor is the Guard Scorpion and
  not the Sweeper.

- In the final version you have 10 minutes to escape. In the sampler you
  only have 3 minutes. 

- There is no timer to tell you how long is left. The only indication you
  get is a message box saying "2 minutes left", "1 minute left", "30
  seconds left" etc..

- Jesse is stuck in a different position to the final version, she is
  way up this ramp thing.

- I was surprised to see that Biggs is kind of stuck in this version! He
  is lying on the floor of the reactor (the place with the big stairs
  outside the elevator). He's not actually stuck but he has been beaten
  up by the Roboguards. Square probably changed this because if the
  Roboguards did beat him up, why would they just leave him there? They
  would arrest him or something! I guess that's why they changed it.

- After the movie of the reactor blowing it up, it says "MISSION
  COMPLETE" in big red letters then "FINAL FANTASY VII coming in 
  December". This was obviously not in the final version.

That's about all the changes I have spotted, there's probably a few more
too. Please feel free to E-Mail me any changes you have spotted.
  

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10.                                FAQ  
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(1) Q. What happens if you die in the Sampler demo?

    A. Well first of all, the way your party lies on the floor is quite
       different. Then it says "Game Over..." at the top of the screen
       and it resets the whole sampler CD back to the Squaresoft logo.
       Oh, and you won't die. The only way your going to die in this demo
       is if you actually try and kill yourself (that's how easy it is).

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(2) Q. Well, if the demo is that easy, why did you write an FAQ on it?

    A. Good question with a good answer. I want people to know what the
       FF7 Sampler disc is like which is why I included the script and
       other detailed sections.

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(3) Q. What happens if the bomb timer runs out while you are still in the
       reactor?

    A. The screen will go black then it will show the outside of the
       reactor (the bridge area) and it will blow up. The weird thing is
       it still says "Mission Complete" in the movie sequence. Which is
       rather strange..

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11.                              CREDITS
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This section is for all the people that have helped this FAQ in someway.
If you contribute to this FAQ in anyway you'll be put on this list.

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+ CJayC (www.gamefaqs.com)
  
   - For running a great site dedicated to helping people.
   - Posting this FAQ.
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12.                           AUTHOR'S NOTE
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If you are unsure of something, please make sure you check this FAQ for
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