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    Devil Summoner 2: Soul Hackers FAQ - ver 0.80
    Started on October 17, 1998
    Latest Version released on September 28, 2002
    written by Robert Boyd
    This FAQ is copyrighted by Robert Boyd.
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     I.     About this FAQ
      i.     Version History
      ii.    Introduction
      iii.   What is Soul Hackers?
      iv.    Introductory Story
      v.     Comparison to Persona
     II.    Gameplay Information
      i.     Mag
      ii.    Loyalty
      iii.   Personality
      iv.    Moon Phase
      v.     Status Screen Translations
      vi.    Fusion Swords
      vii.   Character Evaluations
      viii.  Tips
     III.   Walkthrough - CD1
      i.     Introduction
      ii.    Vision Quest 1
      iii.   The Algon Soft Net Services Building
      iv.    Your COMP and the warehouses
      v.     The Planetarium
      vi.    Vision Quest 2
      vii.   Airport
      viii.  Your sister, Tomoko
      ix.    Muuuisu
      x.     The Island Factory
      xi.    Six
     IV.    Walkthrough - CD2 (under construction)
      i.     Dad
      ii.    Algon Factory
      iii.   Vision Quest 3
      iv.    Main System
      v.     Monolith
     V.     Equipment Charts (under construction)
      i.      Weapons
       a.      Close Range
       b.      Firearms
       c.      Bullets
      ii.     Armor
       a.      Body Armor
       b.      Helms
       c.      Gloves
       d.      Shoes
     VI.    COMP Module Chart (under construction)
     VII.   Spells & Skills Charts (under construction)
     VIII.  Pet Shop List
     IX.    Miscellaneous
      i.     Soul Hackers Hyper Rearrange Soundtrack
      ii.    Special Thanks
    I.      About this FAQ:
     i.      Version History:
      0.80: Walkthrough up through the monolith. 9/28/02
      0.50: Started the 2cd CD walkthrough.  Added more to the gameplay
            section.  Added a Pet Shop Trading list.  Rearranged some
            sections.  6/26/02
      0.40: Some minor fixes.  Moved some information to the new gameplay
            information section & added information on monster personalities.
            I now know a good bit of Chinese (having spent the last two years 
            in Taiwan) which should help in future updates.  5/31/02
      0.35: Some story info (thanks to Zhou Tai An) scattered throughout the
            walkthrough plus a few miscellaneous fixes and additions.  11/6/99
      0.30: Completed 1st CD walkthough.  Updated lists and special thanks
            section.  8/10/99
      0.20: Completed sections 8 & 9 of the walkthrough.  Added more items and
            more details to the lists.  Fixed some mistakes and added details
            to various parts of the walkthrough (since I had to start over due
            to battery failure).  New gameplay details, especially for the
            Dorikadoman (iv of the walkthrough) and Pet Shop (viii).
            Information on the Soul Hackers Hyper Rearranged CD. 5/7/99
      0.15: 2 New Walkthrough sections (the 2cd is only partially completed).
            Added the Special Thanks and Introductory Story to the 1st section,
            a COMP module chart towards the end plus general fixes and updates
            throughout the file.  Moved the version history to the beginning. 
      0.12: 2 New Walkthrough sections; updated charts; minor fixes. 11/10/98
      0.1:  FAQ originally created. 10/17/98
     ii.      Introduction:
            Welcome to the Devil Summoner 2: Soul Hackers FAQ!  For some reason,
    no one has made a FAQ for this great game yet, so I decided to step in.  When
    this FAQ is complete, it should be the definitive guide to Soul Hackers,
    complete with a full blown walkthrough, story notes, gameplay tips, and
    charts galore.  Of course, this is all still quite aways away so it may never
    actually come to pass, but I can dream can't I?
            As you will undoubtedly notice, this FAQ is very incomplete.  There
    are several reasons for this.  First of all, my Japanese skills are very
    limited.  I'm working on this - my college (Brigham Young University in
    Provo, Utah) has an excellent Japanese program - but learning any language
    takes a lot of work and time and I'm still a long ways away from achieving
    full fluency.  Secondly, I haven't completed Soul Hackers yet (it's pretty
    hard to write about things that you don't know).  Finally, this is my first
    FAQ so I'm a bit new at this kind of thing.  Still, I figured any FAQ is
    better than none, so I've uploaded this FAQ despite its noticeable
            If you have any information on Soul Hackers that I don't have or if
    you notice a mistake (excluding spelling and grammatical errors) or if you
    just have a comment (hopefully positive), feel free to give me an email at 
    rwb36@email.byu.edu.  Make sure to include Soul Hackers in the email title.
     iii.     What is Soul Hackers?
            Devil Summoner 2: Soul Hackers is a science fiction RPG for the Sega
    Saturn (and now the Sony Playstation) that was created by Atlus.
    Unfortunately, none of the Devil Summoner games have been translated for the
    US (probably due to complexity and the lack of popularity of the Saturn
    here).  The closest thing that we have is Revelations: Persona for the PSX.
    This FAQ covers the Saturn version, although it should be helpful for people
    playing the Playstation version as well.
            The story of Soul Hackers is very different from your typical
    medieval RPG plot.  In the near future, a software company has created an
    exciting new virtual world called Paradigm X.  Sounds like a typical day in
    the 21st century, right?  Unfortunately, there's something seriously wrong,
    even evil, with this piece of software.  As an amateur hacker, it's up to you
    to set things right.
            Gameplay is very unique as well.  Instead of just mindless attacking
    every enemy that comes into your path, you can actually try to negotiate with
    them.  Successful conversation can result in nice things like money and
    items.  It's even possible (and often necessary) to talk enemies into joining
    your party!  However, failed attempts at negotiation often results in your
    enemies getting a free attack on you.  Other nice gameplay features include
    lots of weapons (2 types like in Persona), a portable computer with add-on
    modules, and a semi-permanent save feature that can be used anyway - perfect
    for long dungeons.
            Graphics aren't fantastic, but they work and fit the story of the
    game well.  Unlike most Japanese RPGs, most of the graphics are shown from a
    first person perspective. Music tends to be well done and helps the mood a 
    lot.  There are plenty of neat FMV scenes that advance the story along. Good
    graphics, moody music, deep gameplay, and a very unique story - in short,
    Soul Hackers is a very good RPG.  Hopefully, through this FAQ, players who
    were having trouble with this game, will find the help they need to enjoy
    this unique and fun game.
     iv.      Introductory Story:
            Soul Hackers, Atlus' new Sega Saturn RPG, contains the same
    hard-boiled look and feel of the previous title, Devil Summoner. Set in
    the near future, Amami City is a sprawling oceanside metropolis. The
    theme of the game is the bond among human beings, and how their lives
    affect one another. 
            In each household in Amami City sits a computer, all linked
    together by one big network. The flow of information is managed by the
    government, something that the people have grown accustomed to and no
    longer mind. In an environment such as this, it's only natural for
    computer hacking to become popular, and recently this has become a big
    pastime amongst younger males. The main character of Soul Hackers is one
    such person, spending many of his days hacking away at various government
    computers - so much so that he brings together a group of hackers called
    the "Spookies." One day, he accidentally gains access to a virtual city 
    created in the network - Paradigm-X. Created by Algon Soft, Paradigm-X 
    has been secretly created for one sole purpose - the collecting of human 
    The Characters 
    Main Character
            18 Years old. While he is very interested in and studies computer 
    hacking, he is actually a good person and has a strong sense of 
    judgement. While he may not look it, he is a skilled fighter, and has 
    taken classes in the martial arts. The main character has been friends 
    with Hitomi, a fellow hacker, since childhood. 
            18 years old. Hitomi is a typical Japanese schoolgirl with an
    interest in computers.  Her father is a researcher of ancient remains,
    and is the one connection between Soul Hackers and Devil Summoner: 
    Hitomi's father is a student of Professor Gotsuma, who has appeared in
    previous games. 
    The Spookies 
            The Spookies are a six-member group of computer hackers, all of
    which have incredible knowledge and skill relating to computers. Each
    member has their own strong subject and area of expertise, forming a
    cohesive unit of varied personalities who compliment one another. 
     v.       Comparison to Persona:
            Since a number of people in the US have played Atlus' Revelations:
    Persona, a game that is a gaiden (side story) of the Megami Tensei series
    (which Soul Hackers belongs to), I thought it might be useful for those
    people if I described some of the major differences between the two games.
            The story, characters, and locations are different (obviously).
    The control is much better in Soul Hackers than in Persona.  The isometric
    perspective in Persona has been removed.  The town layout in the two games
    are very different (3D town in Persona, still shots in Soul Hackers).  The
    FMV in Soul Hackers is more frequent, is of higher quality, and is better
    integrated into the actual gameplay (like FF7, but the transitions aren't
    quite as smooth) than in Persona.  Battles are shown from a first person
    perspective (like Dragon Warrior/Quest) in Soul Hackers.
            The map command is a tad more functional in Soul Hackers (you
    can switch floors, for example).  A 1 time load/save feature has been
    added.  Six characters can be in your party (5 in Persona).  The formation
    system has been simplified (3 characters in front, 3 in back).  A
    character's actions in battle don't affect how much XP they receive in Soul
    Hackers.  Guns in Soul Hackers have a limited number of bullets (they can
    be reloaded).  The negotiation system is very different in the two games -
    in Persona, each character has 4 conversation options and the results of
    these interactions are shown through enemy emotion meters; in Soul Hackers,
    enemies talk to you and you have to select your response.  Your main
    characters has a portable computer with a number of different abilities in
    Soul Hackers.  Battles don't seem to take up as much time in Soul Hackers as
    they did in Persona.  And of course, there's the really big gameplay
    difference between the two games - the persona magic system in Persona and
    the monster summoning in Soul Hackers.
    II.      Gameplay Information
     i.       Mag
             Mag (abreviated M$) is the amount that is listed right below your 
    yen total.  M$ can be won in battle and found in chests and is used with your
    summoned monsters.  Each monster costs a certain amount of M$ to summon into 
    your party and a certain amount of M$ per step to keep in your party (with the 
    more powerful monsters obviously costing more).  The decision between 
    conserving M$ and having a powerful party is one that you're going to have to 
    make throughout the entire game.
     ii.      Loyalty
            Another important game concept that you might not understand
    immediately (I didn't figure it out for a couple hours) is the loyalty
    system.  Each monster that you summon has a different loyalty rating.
    There are 5 major loyalty LVs, each of which has 4 colored bars underneath
    it for a total of 20 different loyalty ratings.  Monsters you get from
    negotiations start out with a loyalty rating of 10 (right in the middle)
    while monsters created by uniting existing monsters will have a loyalty
    that is the average of the monsters that were united.  Monsters with high
    loyalty are more likely to do what you tell them, may block the hero from
    fatal attacks, and some can be turned into items (later in the game).
    Monsters with low loyalty tend to disobey you and may even leave your party.
    Loyalty can be changed in combat by selecting commands that the monster
    likes (if a monster's attack is show in blue, their loyalty has gone up 
    slightly; if it's in red, their loyalty has gone down slightly), and by 
    giving your monsters gifts (select item, then gift). Be careful when giving 
    commands to monsters with low loyalty as they tend to disobey you (which 
    decreases loyalty further).
     iii.     Personality
             Monsters can have one of 6 different personalities.  Personality
    determines the monster's AI as well as how you raise it's loyalty.  Each
    personality also gets a special advantage when it's loyalty is high.  Here's
    information on the various personality types (translated to the best of my
    ability from the instruction manual).
    Violent - Likes physical attacks.  Enjoys being given food.  Damage increases
              when loyalty is high.
    Crafty  - Likes magic attacks.  Enjoys being given expensive items.  When
              loyalty is at LV5, it will force itself into conversations and has
              a "Magic Crystal Change" (not entirely sure about that one).
    Friendly- Likes healing, defense magic, and defending.  Enjoys being given
              flowers.  When loyalty is high, it will protect its master.
    Cold    - It doesn't have any particular command preference.  Enjoys being
              given valuable items.
    Stupid  - Likes it when you choose the [Go] command.  Doesn't like presents.
    No Heart- Likes defending.
     iv.      Moon Phases
            The moon affects the power of monsters (both allies and enemies).  
    When the moon is full, the music changes and most monsters go crazy so you 
    probably should avoid negotiations then (unless you have an appropriate
    COMP add-on).  Also, some rare and powerful monster combinations can only 
    be created when the moon is at a certain phase.
     v.       Status Screen Translations
      1st screen
      Left Side (top to bottom) - Sword Power, Sword Accuracy, Gun Power,
          Gun Accuracy, Magic Power, Magic Accuracy, Defense, Evade.  Gun
          stats are omitted for monsters.
      Right Side (top to bottom) - Strength (Weapon Power), Intelligence
          (Magic Defense), Magic (Magic Power), Stamina (Defense,HP), Speed,
      2cd screen - Defensive strengths and weaknesses are listed under the
           monster's alignment.
      Everything else is pretty self explanatory.
     vi.      Fusion Swords
      Once the sword fusion shop is opened you can create powerful weapons
    by combining monsters with a special sword you get.  The sword's
    strength is based on the monster's LV & Strength and the sword's Hit%
    is based on the monster's LV, Speed, and Luck.  The monster's spells
    and defense bonuses will determine what kind of sword it is.  Past
    fusions have no effect on the sword. The hero can use the elemental 
    swords whereas Nemissa can use the negative status inflicting swords.
    I'd recommend making swords for the hero since he doesn't get magic. The
    ice and lightning swords are particularly nice since they also sometimes
    stun the enemy.
     vii.     Character Evaluations
      The hero - The hero is a pretty good character.  He tends to have the
                 highest physical attack power in the game and that gets
                 even better once he starts getting elemental swords.  He's
                 also the only one who can use the summon command in
                 battle.  He's the only character in the game who can't use
                 magic though.  Obviously, you'll want to ignore the magic
                 stat since he can't use spells, but all of the other stats
                 are worthwhile - strength and speed will make him more useful
                 in battle, and stamina and intelligence will keep him alive
                 (very important since if he dies, it's Game Over).
      Nemissa  - In my opinion, Nemissa is the best character in the game.
                 Her magic is very powerful (with much better accuracy than
                 anyone else's) and she has a nice variety of attack and 
                 healing spells.  She's also the only magic user who can 
                 learn more than 6 spells.  And when she gains a new LV,
                 her MP is automatically restored.  Although she gets some 
                 nice weapons, you should have her focus on magic, 
                 intelligence, and speed to get the most out of her.
      Zhido    - Zhido is the manufactured demon that you get early in the 
                 game.  Like other demons, he doesn't gain XP, but instead he
                 grows through combining with other demons (stealing the stats
                 and magic of those he combines with).  He can't use every 
                 ability in the game though.  Zhido is rather different than
                 other demons - he always has 100% loyalty and he doesn't 
                 require any Mag to summon.  Take advantage of this by
                 combining him with expensive Dark demons.  He is also immune 
                 to several types of status inflicting spells.  Zhido has one
                 weakness though - when the moon is new, he becomes incredibly
      Demons   - It all depends on the demon. :)
     viii.    Tips:
      Formation - Physical group attacks usually hit the top left position for
                  the most damage, so stick a demon with high defense against
                  physical attacks there.
                  When you're caught in surprise attacks, your original
                  formation is NOT restored at the end of the battle.  Be sure
                  to fix it manually.
      Diplomacy - If a monster doesn't have a happy face next to it, don't even
                  bother trying to talk him into your team.  Conversely, if you
                  see the happy face, you've got a good chance of gaining a new
                  Talking to monsters that you currently have in your party
                  (they don't have to be summoned, in your COMP is fine) is
                  an easy way to get out of battles.  Often, you'll receive a
                  small prize as well.
                  High levels are the easiest way to get good results when
                  talking to demons.  So head back to some of the earlier
                  dungeons (or the training dungeon) and stock up on monsters
                  when you're low.
                  If the allignment (Law/Chaos) of monsters you currently have
                  summoned conflicts with the monster you're talking to, you
                  won't have much success.
      Combat    - Nemissa's Hama spells basically have about a 99.5% chance of 
                  killing any monster that is weak to them (use analyze to
                  find out which ones are weak).
                  Later in the game, you can find monsters with spells that
                  will create a reflect magic or physical attacks field on your
                  party.  This is obviously very useful, but it only works on
                  the turn that it's cast so make sure the user has high
                  Try to always have a good monster with a party heal spell at
                  all times.  It'll make almost any boss encounter easy.
      Loyalty   - A very easy way to maximize monster loyalty is to use the
                  personality modification items purchased at the wine store.
                  One of the items will temporary switch a monster's personalty
                  to friendly.  Use that item on the desired monster, find an
                  easy battle, and just have everyone defend until loyalty is at
                  max.  Great on those cold monsters.
      Items     - The drugstore sells a very useful item that restores dead
                  characters to full HP.  Be sure to pick up a lot of them as
                  they're vital in hard boss battles.  Also pick up a variety of
                  status healing items; they're usually a lot more convenient
                  than trying to find a monster with the appropriate spell.
      Modules   - These are the most useful COMP modules in my opinion:  
                  Debidas99 (figure out which monsters you haven't found yet),
                  Hiroemon (find items after battle), Gibo Eyes (avoid having
                  your powerful attacks reflect back on you when fighting new
                  enemies or bosses), Dark Man (talk Dark monsters into joining
                  your team), BackUp (save anywhere), and KoperuNikusu (find
                  hidden monsters when making combinations).  CapsuleLock and 
                  Neo Clear are also rather useful, but you can get the same
                  effect by using certain spells and items.  And none of the
                  conversation or uniting modules are a bad choice.
      Unions    - Some trades at the Pet Shop will give you information on how
                  to create monsters of the more advanced class types.
                  The pet shop trades can be made multiple times as long as you
                  don't currently have the reward monster in your COMP.  This
                  is a great way to get monsters of the rarer classes for
                  Combining two monsters of the same class will result in a
                  monster of the elemental class.  Combining elementals with
                  other monsters will create a new monster with the same class
                  as that monster.  Combining 2 elementals will result in a
                  spirit monster.  This monster when combined with other
                  monsters will raise that monster's stats slightly.
                  Probably the easiest way to get the monster necessary to
                  trade for the useful KoperuNikusu module is to combine the
                  Sukaaha monster that you can get from Mr. DNA at the Pet
                  Shop with an elemental.
      Misc.     - Learn Japanese. :)  It makes the game a lot easier and more
                  enjoyable if you know some Japanese. Even if you don't know 
                  much, you'll find the game a lot easier if you at least can
                  recognize the characters for the different magic types and
                  what level of resistance monster have to those types.
    III.     Walkthrough - CD1:
     i.       Introduction:
            Upon starting a new game, you'll see some dialogue and then a news
    report on Paradigm X.  After this, you'll find yourself outside where you're
    trying to hack into Paradigm X.  You will meet your best friend, Hitomi, at
    this time.  Eventually, you manage to break into Paradigm X's user database
    (nice FMV here) and will replace one of the user's name and code with your
    own.  Enter your name (family name is first in Japan) and your code name and
    then select the choice on the left (for those of you who know absolutely no
    Japanese, the word on the left is yes and the word on the right is no).
            After this, someone named Redman will call you from the terminal.
    He seems to know you, even though you don't know him.  Then, you'll get a
    phone call from your sister, Tomoko, who says she has "Big news!" and wants
    you to come back home quickly.  At home, you'll meet your father, sister, and
    mother.  I think Tomoko's big news is that you now have access to Paradigm X
    (which of course, you already knew).  When you head into your room, you get a
    coded message from Spooky, the leader of your hacking group.  The message
    tells you that he has changed the location of his base to throw off anyone
    looking for him.
            Next, you'll find yourself in one of the area maps.  While on an area
    map, you can talk to people (people are represented by colored dots; a
    message will appear in the corner when you're close enough to talk), enter
    buildings and other locations, look at the locations you can enter (press L
    or R), and look at the main menu (press C).  The main menu is pretty self
    explanatory (all the commands are in English-yeah!) so I won't spend too much
    time here.  You can look at, equip, and use items (you only have 2 story
    items at the moment), look at your status (LV1 for you and Hitomo), change
    your characters' position in battle, change the settings, and do a temporary
    save (select Quit and yes).  Temporary saves will be erased when you restore
    them so they are useless as insurance against death, but if you want to take
    a break in the middle of a dungeon, they are quite useful.
            Talk to the people in this area if you want and then leave the area
    by walking to one of the edges and pressing C (I love the "TV off" effect
    when you do this).  You'll now find yourself on the city map.  Only two 
    areas are currently selectable; the bottom one was where you just came from,
    so choose the top selection.  You'll find yourself in another area.  There's
    a mall in this area, but all the shops are closed right now, so ignore it.
    Go to the rendezvous point with Spooky (the other location that you can
    enter besides the mall).
            After a short FMV, you'll find yourself in the Spookies' semi-truck.
    Spooky is there and he'll show you your portable gun-style computer (COMP
    for short).  After some conversation, he'll leave, and you'll be a given a
    list of things to do.  The top left item is to save, and the bottom left
    item is to leave (you can't do this right now).  Select the top right item
    twice and you'll logon to Paradigm X.  The receptionist and "Captain
    Paradigm" will greet you and tell you about Paradigm X.
            Now, you'll find yourself in the 1st person perspective mode.
    Holding B while pressing a direction will cause you to move instead of
    changing directions (like in Shining the Holy Ark).  Explore if you like,
    but there are really only two things you have to do here.  First, go all the
    way down the alley and watch a news report.  Then go to the VR building
    (Hitomi will comment when you're in front of it) and enter it.  You don't
    actually have to do anything here (you can try out different VR worlds if
    you want), but if you don't go here the next event won't be triggered.
            When you're tired of Paradigm X go back to the room that you first
    entered Paradigm X.  Instead of seeing the cheerful receptionist, you'll
    find that there is no one there.  Hmm, this is odd.  An unidentified voice
    will speak to you, a burst of energy will emit from your monitor (FMV), and
    then you'll find yourself face to face with a talking coyote named Redman.
    Reddman will tell you that you have multiple souls in your body (ala Persona),
    teleport you to the VR building and then you will experience the first Vision
    Quest.  In the vision quests, you will experience firsthand some of the
    experiences (usually the final experiences) of one of the souls that you
    have within you.
     ii.      Vision Quest 1:
            After a few FMV scenes and some dialogue, you'll find yourself in
    the Algon Soft Net Services building.  Instead of controlling yourself and
    Hitomi, you're now in charge of a man name Urabi.  Urabi is a defect from
    Algon Soft who got disgusted with their methods and actual plans and left.
    You can be attacked in the NS building, but don't worry, Urabi is at LV20
    and he has three monsters to help him.  There are two new commands in your
    main menu now - Magic and COMP.  Magic is used to heal your characters (two
    of your monsters can use healing magic; take advantage of this) and COMP
    enables you to use your portable computer.  Only use automap for now; you
    shouldn't mess with the summoning commands right now.  Battles aren't very
    hard here - commands are in English, and your characters are powerful.
            The back of the Soul Hacker manual has a map for this building so
    you shouldn't have much trouble with it.  On floor 1, go up the elevator to
    floor 2.  On floor 2, the elevator has been locked off so go up the stairs
    to floor 3.  On your way there, there's a room where the coyote will save
    your game and restore your HP and MP (it's marked T on the map).  You can
    also pick up two items near the stairs.  On floor 3, go up the stairs to
    floor 3 (you'll meet a security guard on the way; ignore him).  On floor 4,
    go up the stairs to floor 5.  
            On floor 5, go to the only room that isn't locked.  Here, you'll
    get the data you're looking for, the Nemissa Program.  However to make
    room for the program, you had to delete all of your summoned monster data
    making you completely defenseless.  A man named Finnegan will show up,
    forcing you to flee.  You'll automatically try to escape the building, but
    unfortunately the path back down has been blocked off so you'll be forced
    to go to the roof.  Once there, you'll need to enter in a password to lock
    off the contents of your COMP.  Any password will do so make it simple,
    since you'll need to re-enter it soon.  Then, Finnegan catches up to you,
    the screen goes black, and Vision Quest 1 is over.
     iii.     The Algon Soft Net Services Building
            Now, you're back in the Spookies semi-truck.  Take out your COMP and
    enter the password that Urabi entered.  The summoning functions (including
    the new command, Unite, which combines two monsters to create a more
    powerful one) have been activated on your COMP.  However, this is not the
    only thing that happens.  A ball of energy flies out of the COMP and into
    Hitomi.  Now, Hitomi is possessed by the female devil, Nemissa.  Hitomi's
    appearance will change to let you know who is currently in charge of her body.
    Hitomi and Nemissa don't get along very well at all initially, but eventually
    they learn to coexist and even cooperate.
            You'll meet two more members of the Spookies group at this time,
    Six and Lunch.  You'll also get a phone call from Spooky.  Turns out,
    he's calling from the Algon Soft Net Services building.  After seeing what
    you just did in the Vision Quest of that building, you're worried about
    him and decide to go after him.  Six and Lunch will follow you, but
    they won't show up as party members.
            Around this time, your LVs should go up.  It's up to you to decide
    what stats to allocate your points to.  As far as I can tell, the stats are
    (from top to bottom): Strength, Intelligence, Magic, Stamina, Speed, and Luck.
    Strength increases the power of your close range weapon.  Intelligence and
    Magic both affect the power of your magic and your MP total.  Stamina affects
    your defense and HP total.  Speed and Luck both affect your evade %; Speed
    also affects the accuracy of your close range weapons and who goes first in
    battle, while Luck affects the accuracy of your guns.  I personally focus
    Nemissa's stats towards Intelligence and Magic.  Have your main character
    focus on Strength and Stamina (if he dies, the game is over, so you need 
    defense and HP). Speed can also a good choice for either character.
            Go to the city map and select the 3rd area.  Go to the NS building.
    You'll talk to Six and Lunch here; Lunch will stay with you, while Six will
    stay behind.
            The enemies here are much weaker than before, but so are you so be
    careful.  Thankfully, you aren't as weak as you were at the start of the
    game - you should be at around LV6, you now have some equipment, and you
    should have some HP+40 items and a decent supply of bullets. In battle, try
    to talk monsters into joining your team.  I don't have any suggestions 
    here - if you can't read Japanese you're just going to have to rely on trial
    and error like I've been doing.  If there's a smiley face next to the
    monster's name, it's easier to get good results out of your conversation
            Also, this is a good time to explain moon phases.  The moon affects
    the power of monsters (both allies and enemies).  When the moon is full, the
    music changes and most monsters go crazy so you probably should avoid
    negotiations then.  Also, some rare and powerful monster combinations can
    only be created when the moon is at a certain phase.
            Your path in the NS building is going to be different than it was
    while you were Urabi.  Go to the 2cd floor via the elevator.  Here, go to
    floor 5 through the locked elevator (Lunch will unlock it).  Go to the
    previously locked door on floor 5.  Lunch will leave you here.  Go to the
    area beyond the door and make your way to the elevator (picking up an item
    on the way).  Take the elevator to floor 4.  On floor 4, you'll get a phone
    call from Lunch.  Go down the stairs to floor 3.  On floor 3, you'll get a
    phone call from Six.  Make sure to pick up M$300 on this floor; it's in a
    chest in a small room.  Go down the stairs to basement 1.
            A boss encounter is in the small room at the west end of basement 1
    so make sure you're ready before going there.  Your HP and MP are fully
    restored when you LV-Up so if you're almost at a new LV, you might want to
    fight a few more battles.  If you haven't already done so, summon a monster
    or two to help you out; if you don't, the next battle will be very hard.
            When you're ready, go to the small room in basement 1.  You'll meet
    (of all things) a guitarist named Carol J, and a member of the Phantom
    Society.  After some conversation, he'll summon 4 monsters and attack you.
    None of the enemies are particularly hard, but there are 5 of them, so be
    on your guard.  Use healing items and magic when necessary and attack when
    you can.  If Nemissa has learned the spell, Agi, use it; it is very useful
    here.  Make sure none of your characters die, especially the main character
    and Nemissa.  If the main character dies, the game is over, and if Nemissa
    dies, she will miss out on the very large EXP reward that you get for winning
    this battle.  Monsters don't gain EXP so it is less important (but still a
    good idea) to keep them alive.
            After defeating the guitarist, you'll find Spooky.  With him,
    you'll leave the building (the game will do this for you) and regroup with
    Lunch and Six.  Then you'll return to the Spookies' semi-truck.  Here,
    you'll meet the final member of the Spookies group, Yu-ichi.  Your COMP
    will start emitting an error message; your next task is to fix it.
     iv.      Your COMP and the Warehouses
            A new location has been enabled in this area - the cruise ship.
    Go here and after some dialogue and an FMV, you'll go to a secret 
    underground room and meet Victor.  Here, your COMP will be fixed and you
    will get 2 new COMP modules, Neo Clear and Davinchi.  Neo Clear will enable
    a small map in the corner of the screen and Davinchi will show you all the
    possible results of the union command with the monsters you currently have
    (select unite and then the 2cd command).  While here, you can combine unite
    monsters together (2 or 3 at a time) and there are some unions you can only
    do here (you can't do them on your COMP).  If you have monsters with full
    loyalty you may be able to trade them for items.  I was able to get some
    very powerful weapons for Nemissa (Acheri for Toigan Knife and Nekomata for
    Nyaoso 2 Claws) this way.
            Go back to the Spookies semi-truck.  You'll get a new message
    from Summoner Net with the ominous message, "The Day is Coming."  A new
    command has been added here.  The bottom right command lets you insert and
    remove modules from your COMP.  Change your module setup if you want (Neo
    Clear takes up 2 of the 5 slots in your COMP).  Three modules are already
    in your COMP: Enemy Sonar (detect enemy activity in dungeons), Honey Bee
    (check multiple floors on your map), and Muun Adaruto (increases 
    conversation skill when the moon is full).
            The shops in the mall have been opened so go there now.  From top
    to bottom the shops offer: weapons, armor, special items, healing items,
    special items & gifts, HP/MP restore, and Mag<>Yen transfers.  Get ready
    for the next dungeon by buying new equipment, items, and restoring your HP
    and MP. The last shop will enable you to exchange M$ for yen and vice
    versa - the exchange rate varies, but it's usually around M$10 for 100 yen.
    The shops will get new merchandise as the game goes on, so be sure to come
    here often.
            Go to the city map.  A new area has been added; go here.  The next
    dungeon, the warehouses, is in this area.  Like the Algon Soft Net
    Services building, the instruction manual has a map for this dungeon at
    the back of the book.
            Try entering the middle warehouse; it's locked.  Then enter the
    warehouse on the left.  Make sure to pick up the Jaba foot; it's a useful
    piece of equipment that is in one of the side rooms.  Go to the small room
    at the northern end of the warehouse.  A guard is here; he'll talk to you
    and then give you some anti-ice armor.
            Now go to the warehouse on the right.  There's a cure poison item
    in one of the side rooms.  In the small room at the end of the hall is
    another guard.  Talk to him and get another piece of anti-ice armor.
            If you've talked to the guards in both of the side warehouses, you
    should have the password to the middle warehouse door.  When you enter the
    middle warehouse, it is quite obvious that something is definitely wrong
    here.  Since the manual has a map for this area, you probably won't get
    lost.  Many of the enemies here use ice magic so equipping that armor that
    the guards gave you.  Summoning monsters that are strong against ice isn't
    a bad idea.  On floor 1, take the elevator to B1F (either elevator will 
    work, but the western elevator is quicker).  On B1F, take the elevator in 
    the NE part of the floor to B2F.  At the beginning of B2F, there is a 
    healing spot and a terminal room (you can save your game and switch COMP 
    modules here).  Take the southernmost elevator to B3F (picking up M$400 on 
    the way).  On B3F, go to the freezing room at the end of the hall.  Here, 
    you'll meet the second boss in the game.  If you don't have both of the 
    anti-ice armors equipped, it will give you the option of leaving the room
    and equipping them before the fight.  If you don't have that armor on both
    of your characters, you're probably doomed as the boss has very powerful
    ice attacks.  The boss has around 350HP.  If you've been powering up 
    Nemissa's magic  like I have, you should have little trouble here (the 
    boss is very weak against Nemissa's Agi spell).
            Once the boss has been killed, the mist in the warehouse will go
    away and the previously locked doors on F1, B1F, and B2F are now unlocked.
    Although you could take a short cut out of here via an elevator, don't.
    Instead go to all of the rooms that were previously locked for some items.
    On B2F, there's 1 item.  On B1F, you can find M$200, a Chakra Pot (MP+), a
    healing item, and a Battle Fury Knife.  The locked door on F1 is the most
    important.  Here, you'll talk to a scientist, see a strange FMV (very
    reminiscent of Jenova from Square's FF7), and pick up a key item.
            After you've gone to the locked room on F1, you'll automatically
    go to the area map.  You'll receive another phone call from Spooky.  Go
    back to the Spookies' semi-truck for a story scene.  After this, go to
    the secret room on the cruise ship.  Here, you'll give Victor the item
    you just got in the warehouse and will receive a new item, the
    doriikadomon.  This item can be combined with one or two monsters to
    create a very unique monster (it looks like an alien with a chain and
    its appearance changes based on its level).  This monster will have the
    same LV, spells, and skills as the monster (or monsters) you used to
    create it, but its loyalty is maxed out and it doesn't have any summoning
    or maintenance cost!  Stats are dropped, but you can continue to combine
    monsters with it until its stats are quite good.  It can only have 6 spells
    or abilities at a time, so when you combine it, it may lose some of its old
    abilities.  And you can name it, in English if you like (its default name
    is Zhido).  Note, only Victor can combine Shido into more powerful forms; you
    can't do it on your COMP without a special module.
     v.       Planetarium:
            You can access two new locations.  You can go to the building
    near the warehouse (Shack?), but since almost all of the doors there are
    locked, it's pointless now.  Go to the building near your house.  This is
    the first dungeon that the manual doesn't show a map for, but it's pretty
    short.  There's nothing on floor 1 except a couple of citizens so go up to
    floor 2.  On floor 2, there are a number of small rooms with nice goodies.
    On the western side, you can find an engage ring, a XchiXXnoX, and a
    terminal room.  On the eastern side, you can find a chest with M$1000 and a
    healing spot.
            There's a small room between the terminal room and healing spot
    called the Check room.  You have to take a quiz here in order to open the
    locked doors here.  You have to answer 5 questions correctly.  The questions
    and answers are the same each time, but the order is randomly chosen.  If
    you choose a wrong answer or take too much time on a single question,
    you'll be teleported to another part of the dungeon.  I'm not 100% fluent
    in Japanese, so I can't tell you what the questions are, but I have
    listed some noticeable (to me) features of each question and its correct
    The word "libra" is written in English   - answer: top right choice
    All the answers are numbers              - answer: top right choice (12)
    The first two characters are both shi    - answer: bottom left choice
    The first word is kono                   - answer: top left choice
    Third character looks like upside down T - answer: bottom right
            Sorry, I couldn't be more precise, but that should be enough
    help to enable you to complete the quiz in a couple tries.  After you've
    solved the quiz, save at the terminal room, and then go up the stairs at
    the northern end of floor 2.  On floor 3, there are two small rooms, one
    has a Chakra Pot and the other holds a monster in a box (if you defeat
    him, you'll get an item).
            At the northern end of floor 3, there is a large room.  If you've
    completed the quiz on floor 2, the door will be unlocked.  Enter and
    you'll meet a guitarist named Carol J.  After some dialogue, a mysterious
    voice will start laughing and Carol J body will become possessed and turn
    into an ugly demon.  After some more dialogue, the third boss, the demon
    Muuuisu, will attack.
            Muuuisu has some decent attacks - a poison attack that, when
    successful, lowers your character's sword power (or a monster's attack
    power), a powerful single hit physical attack (Short Jab), and a couple of
    other magical attacks.  But with a decent party, he shouldn't be too
    difficult.  Muuuisu has around 550HP.
            When you defeat Muuuisu, he will drop some cryptic hints about
    Nemissa and tell you that he'll need to find a stronger body so he can
    destroy you.  The light that possessed CJ will leave his body and fly
    towards you!  The screen will fill with light and then you will hear
    Nemissa.  Then the light and Nemissa will leave.  CJ seems to be a normal
    person now and he will give you a new COMP module, the Back Up (2 slots;
    allows you to permanently save your game on the 2D or 3D areas).  Nemissa
    will then call you and tell you that she's inside the Paradigm X computer!
            Now, you'll automatically go to the Spookies semi-truck.  No
    one's there, but when you look at the computer, you'll see Nemissa.
    Somehow she manages to get out of the computer and back into reality.
    After some conversation, you are given a list of options.  Save and then
    access Paradigm X.  Instead of accessing it, Nemissa will hold your hand
    and physically teleport both of you into the computer system (FMV).
            Soon after entering Paradigm X, Nemissa will lead you to the
    clothing store, where she will get a new outfit.  Hitomi gets rather
    upset over Nemissa's selection - a black outfit that makes her look like
    a gang member.  After this, walk by the alley.  Redman will appear
    (this time as a rabbit) and talk to you.  Now go to the VR building.
    Vision Quest 2 begins.   
     vi.      Vision Quest 2:
            After some FMV and some dialogue (with references to Vision
    Quest 1), you'll find yourself in a large building which I call the
    Summoner Building.  You'll be in charge of Yuda (LV25-great sword
    attack) and 4 monsters - Maruto (LV25-Lighting attacks), Tokebi (LV23-
    has the map spell), Oshirasam (LV21-Only useful when you need to cure
    bad conditions), and Shirukii(LV24-Excellent healer with good ice
    attacks).  Yuda is a dark summoner and a member of the Phantom Society,
    but he's not too sure of his path or the society - a misgiving that
    proves to be chillingly well founded in the near future.
            On F1, try to go to the elevator in the north east area of the
    floor.  When you reach the locked door, go back, and you'll talk to a
    summoner.  Then go to the counter room (in the middle of the floor) to
    unlock the door.  Now, you can go to F2 via the elevator.
            On F2, you can meet Redman (in the Terminal room) and restore
    your HP, MP, status, and save the game.  Xs on the floor map are damage
    zones; stepping in these will lower your HP.  In the terminal room on
    this floor, you'll meet an anti-Society girl named Ray.  She will attack
    you and she is EXTREMELY powerful.  After you do around 700HP of damage
    to her, the battle will end (you won't actually defeat her), there will
    be some conversation, and then she will leave.  The locked door on F2
    will now be unlocked so now you can take the northern elevator to B1.
            On B1F, go to the counter room in the middle of the floor to
    unlock the door on F3.  Go to F3.  Go to the room at the northern end
    of F3.  Here, you will fight the fourth boss, the monster Uinpe.
    Uinpe isn't very powerful, but he does have one dangerous spell that
    can turn your characters to stone.  It took me about 3350HP of damage
    (he healed twice) to defeat Uinpe.  After defeating Uinpe, a pink
    mist will appear, some dialogue will occur, and then Vision Quest 2
    will be over.
            Uinpe is the spirit of electricity of the airport - he's not
    really evil.  The Society struck a double blow by using Yuda to kill it
    so they could regain control of the area and eliminate a possible threat,
    Yuda, because they knew Uinpe's explosion would kill him. 
     vii.      Airport:
             After some conversation and a message from Summoner Net, go to
    the fourth area on the city map.  There's a new location here, the
    airport.  As you might have guessed, this is the same building you were
    in during Vision Quest 2, but many things have changed here, both in
    appearance and in layout.  As you explore the building you will hear
    voices in your head.  This is Yuda telling you not to make the same
    mistake he did; destroy the Society.
             There is a chest with M$400 on the east side of floor 1 and a
    chest with a Chakra Pot on the west side.  Go down to B1.  On B1, you can
    find M$1000 (northwest part of the floor) and a potion that restores life
    (northeast part of the floor).  Now go to F2.  Here, you can find an item,
    M$800, and a healing spot (with Redman, now a rabbit).  There is a small
    room in the northeast part of this floor, go there for a necessary story
    scene (darkness and then a voice).
             Now go back down to B1.  In the southeast part of the floor, is
    a very important room.  Here, you will find Yuda's saxophone, the Power
    Memory item (a key item that enables you to hold 12 monsters at a time),
    and the 4 monsters that Yuda had in Vision Quest 2.  Wonderful!  Now, you
    can go to floor 3 (if you tried early, you would have been stopped at the
    entrance of the floor).  Go to the room where you fought Uinpe in the
    Vision Quest.
             Uinpe will disappear without a fight and then you will run into
    Finnegan (from the Vision Quests).  After some conversation, Finnegan will
    summon 4 monsters and then leave.  The monsters are strong (the one in the
    back heals everyone each turn), but you just got Yuda's strong monsters so
    it shouldn't be too difficult.
             Afterwards, a man dressed in purple comes and talks to you.  He
    then shows you a picture of Ray (from Vision Quest 2).  Now go back to the
    Spookies' semi-truck.  Spooky and Lunch are there.  Go with them to a new
    location in this area, EL-115, the COMP module shop.  It's run by two gay
    hackers who are impressed with the Spookie's skill and offer to help out.
    You can now purchase new COMP modules here (right now they have 6, each
    for 480 yen).
     viii.     Your sister, Tomoko:
             When you leave the COMP module shop, you'll receive a phone call
    from your mom.  Apparently, something seems to be wrong with your sister,
    Tomoko, so go back home.  You'll also get some mail saying that the Pet
    Shop is open plus the password necessary to access it.  When you get home,
    it's obvious that Tomoko isn't feeling well - she isn't responding to
    anything!  It's as if someone has stolen her soul...  She's on a vision
    quest, but a malignant type of vision quest.  Looking at your computer,
    you see she was currently accessing the VR Palace of Paradigm X.
             Go to Paradigm X.  The Pet Store is open now and it functions as
    a type of trader outlet for summoners.  You give summoners monsters that
    they want and they give you something in return.  The first summoner wants
    monsters with particular types of spells or abilities.  The second summoner
    wants monsters with particular stats (1st option is Str&IQ=10 or higher, I
    think).  The third summoner wants monsters of particular types (1st option
    is dark type).  The fourth summoner wants specific monsters and the fifth
    summoner wants a monster with full loyalty (more options after you give him
    one).  You'll want to be sure to give the fourth summoner a Siruki (one of
    the monsters you got from Urabi) for the Debidasu '99 - a very useful and
    interesting software module that will give you a new command under analyze
    which will help you figure out which monsters you haven't seen or obtained
    yet.  There's a lot of really good stuff here so be sure to experiment with
    different trades (but save first!).
             Go to the VR palace and enter the museum/art gallery.  On the
    first floor, there is a person who seems to be in the same condition that
    Tomoko is in.  On the second floor, go to the picture with dolphins in it.
    You can hear a human voice, Tomoko's voice, from the picture.  And to your
    amazement, the picture sucks you into it!
             There are no fights in the Aqua Dolphin picture area.  If you
    walk forward, you'll soon notice that you don't seem to be getting
    anywhere (if you walk long enough, Hitomi will speak and I'm guessing she
    says something to this effect).  If you are attentive, you'll notice that
    as you are walking forward, the scenary seems to jump at one point.  It
    looks like there's a barrier preventing you from going further.  Leave
    the picture.
             When you exit the painting, someone named Juggler will come and
    talk to you.  You're trying to get to Tomoko (who is in the dolphin
    picture), but to do that, you'll first need to find 3 chess pieces.
             First go to the first floor of the museum and enter the only
    picture that you can enter there.  You'll find yourself in a cave.  There
    are three items in this small cave - a poison cure, a sword that will
    attack a row, and a chess piece (a bishop).  The chess piece is in a
    locked room to the north.  In each of the four corners of the cave, there
    is a room with an old man in it.  First go to the locked room, then go
    talk to each of the four men.  Then talk to them again.  Then go to the
    man in the southwest room and talk to him again.  When it gives you a
    choice, pick the top one.  He'll give you a key to the locked room and
    you'll finally be able to get the bishop piece.
             Next you need to go the "Strange Place" picture on the second
    floor of the museum.  You can't use your map here so it's easy to get
    lost if you don't pay attention.  If you want to make a map yourself,
    this area is a 16x16 size grid that never ends; think of it as a very
    small globe.  The chess piece you're looking for is in a room near the
    entrance.  Use the warps scattered around the area to get to it.  Using a
    warp will usually change your direction so don't become disoriented.  In
    addition to the chess piece, you can also find M$1000 and Roman Sandals.
             Once you get the two chess pieces, go to the chess board picture.
    In the big room, only step on floors with a chess piece on them, otherwise
    you'll get warped back.  In the small room immediately past the large one,
    you'll fight a battle with Juggler (unless you don't have the 2 chess pieces
    in which case, you'll get warped back).  Juggler himself isn't especially
    difficult, but he has two monsters guarding him who are very strong
    physically and have fantastic defense against all non magical attacks.
    Defeat them quickly with magic, because Jaguara casts an anti-magic spell
    on the first turn.  You can use the 2 items you got right outside of his
    room to dispell the anti-magic spell, but he'll cast it again soon after
    so act quickly.  Grenades might be useful here although I haven't tried
    them.  After defeating Juggler, you'll get the final chess piece.
             Keep on exploring the chess board picture until you find the room
    with a chess board in it.  You'll use the 3 chess pieces you have to get a
    checkmate and then the magic barrier in the dolphin picture will be
    dispelled.  Save and heal and then go to the dolphin picture.
             In the dolphin picture, you'll find Tomoko and a dolphin demon.
    You'll have to fight the dolphin demon in order to rescue Tomoko. It
    primarily uses Ice attacks and its most powerful move is an Ice All/
    Sleep All combo.  The equipment you got in the warehouse will absorb and
    reduce ice damage so be sure to use it.  It absorbs magic and has very high
    defense so it'll take a while to defeat it.  However, there is a secret way
    to defeat it - just keep on using magic attacks on it and eventually it
    will absorb so much power, it will die.  Iruku (dolphin in Japanese) has
    about 630HP.
             When you defeat Iruku, Tomoko will go back to normal and will
    leave Paradigm X.  You'll automatically go to the Spookies' truck.  There's
    some mail telling you that EL-115 has some new software modules for sale.
    Go there if you like and then go back home to check up on Tomoko.  She seems
    well.  After talking to her, go to your room.  Your dad is in there, but
    what is he doing?
     ix.       Muuuisu
             As you leave your house, you are stopped by Muuuisu.  He wonders
    why Nemissa doesn't remember her past and then attacks.  He's more powerful
    now then he was in the Planetarium and has around 2000HP and several powerful
    attacks, but is a little weak even so.  Just pound him with your best moves
    and he'll go down quickly.  After defeating him, you'll get a story item and
    automatically head to the Spookies' truck.
             Everyone's there and they join you.  There's a new area on the city
    map now (it's the third choice) and a new location, the Leon Manufacturing
    Plant.  Go there.  When you first get there, the electricity is off and
    there are no enemies.  Go to a room to the northwest, to turn the electricity
    (and the monsters) on.  Soon after you do this, you'll meet Ray, the girl
    from the second Vision Quest.  She notes your COMP and wishes you good luck
    against the Phantom Society before leaving.  Go to the elevator.
             You can go to floors 2-4.  There isn't much to do on floor 4 other
    than talk to Six so you can skip it for now.  Go to floor 3.  Near the
    elevator, you'll find a key.  With this key, you can enter a locked room on
    this floor and activate a second elevator on floor 2.  Do so.  When you do
    this, you can take advantage of the terminal room and healing spot that are
    located near the locked room.
             Now go to floor 2.  The second elevator is on the opposite end of
    the floor and you can get there without being attacked since there are no
    enemies on the edges of this floor.  But before you go there, jump off the
    ledge that is farther east than any other ledge.  You'll jump down to a
    new area on floor 1 where you can get several items.  Most of the items are
    mundane, but you can get M$2000 and a Luck+1 item.
             Use the second elevator to go up to floor 4.  There are items on
    floor 3, but I'm not sure how to get them since there are invisible holes
    guarding them so skip that floor.  On floor 4, if you jump off a certain
    ledge, you can get to a hidden central location on floor 2 with two items,
    but neither item is essential.  On floor 4, go to the room in the middle
    of the floor (making sure to have a strong party before doing so).  You'll
    meet Muuuisu again and he's much more powerful.  At first, he'll waste a
    couple of turns doing nothing, but then he starts using powerful spells
    and techniques.  He starts with the Mark command (focuses his single
    attacks on a specific character) and then starts to unleash powerful
    offensive spells (Fire and Megido), some of which will target both rows
    for immense damage.  Megido is particularly dangerous as it is non-
    elemental in nature.  Keep your characters alive and attack when you can.
    He's weak against electricity. He has 3800HP and it will take a while to
    defeat him.
             After defeating him, he'll turn into a ball of energy and enter
    the monitor behind.  You'll automatically follow.  You'll chase Muuuisu
    and get more cryptic Nemissa/Muuuisu dialogue.  When you catch up to him,
    he'll disappear.  You then will leave this virtual world and have a
    conversation with Ray who congratulates you and offers to take you to a
    friend of hers who can help (which she does despite Nemissa's suspicions).
    When she leaves, you'll regroup with the Spookies and leave the
    manufacturing plant.
             Go to the cruise ship.  You'll meet Ray's friend and she'll
    give you a sword.  This is a very special sword - you can combine it with
    a monster and it will take on the power and attribute of that monster.
    The sword fusion shop can now be accessed by your characters any time.
     x.        The Island Factory:
             After the usual dialogue scenes, you'll be ready to go to the
    next dungeon.  Before going there, stop by EL-115 - they have some new
    modules.  Also, you can stop by your house for a short little optional
    story scene.
             Many people have trouble getting to the next dungeon, because you
    can't get there directly from any of the city screens.  Remember the
    Summoner Building?  In the southwest part of the basement, there's an
    underground shuttle.  Go there.  You'll meet some of the other Spookies
    members and get a phone call from Finnegan (who took Yu-Ichi hostage after
    his fight with Six) before taking the shuttle to the Island Factory, the
    next dungeon.
             You'll be doing a lot of switching floors in this dungeon.  The
    basic format is this: take an elevator to the 5th floor, find the
    elevator on that floor and go to the 13th floor, find a switch on
    the 13th floor that opens up a new section on the first floor, go
    to the new section on the first floor, and repeat.  The first switch
    opens up the A block, the second switch opens up B block, and the third
    switch opens up C block.  There are plenty of items in this dungeon: on
    your way to switch 1, you can get a Chakra Pot, M$3000, a sleepcure, and
    M$2000; on your way to switch 2, you can get a map item, M$1000, and an
    SGEXX Mask; and on your way to switch 3, you can get 2 Chakra Pots, a
    heal potion, a magic item.
             On your way to the third switch, you'll find Yu-ichi's hat in
    front of an elevator.  You'll meet her soon.  But first, on the 13th
    floor (the part reached from C block) in a storage room, you'll meet
             Not surprisingly, you have to fight Finnegan.  The top choice
    will result in a one-on-one fight whereas the bottom choice will result
    in a normal party fight.  Pick the party fight so Nemissa will get some
    EXP for the battle too.  He has 5 monsters with him and Finnegan himself 
    has some powerful physical attacks; if you don't kill his allies quickly, 
    Finnegan could easily kill you.  Use Maha Bufu on his front row and Maha 
    Ragi on his back row to kill his monsters and then use your most powerful 
    attacks on Finnegan.  He has around 1300HP.
             When you defeat Finnegan, you'll find Yu-ichi and leave the
    factory.  After some dialogue with the other Spookies members, you'll
    need to go to Six's house (new location).  Yu-ichi is zoned out for
    some reason...
     xi.       Six:
             When you get to Six's house, you'll be greeted with an
    unpleasant sight.  Six looks a lot like Tomoko did when her spirit
    was trapped within Paradygm X.  Your Paradygm X ID has been erased
    by the Phantom Society, but the hackers at EL-115 will be able to
    provide you with a new ID.
             Go to the Horror House in the VR building.  I found this to
    be a very tedious dungeon.  The first floor has three rooms containing
    an organ; you'll need to go into each room, and try to turn on the
    organ (which teleports you to a different area).  In this new area,
    some of the rooms will teleport you to the basement of the horror
    house.  The teleport that you're looking for is in the northwest part
    of the area; it will teleport you to a secret part of the basement and
    will eventually lead you to a room with a boy in it (where a story
    scene will occur).  The boy is actually Six as a child (this whole
    scenario is part of Six's past).  After you talk to the boy, you'll
    return to the main floor of the horror house and one of the organs will
    have turned on.  Repeat for the other 2 organs.
             If you fall into the main part of the basement, you can
    return to the first floor through a staircase in the northeast part of
    the basement (behind the cross).  The teleports in each of the three
    sections are located in the same places, so after the first one, you
    should have a good idea where the bad teleports are. The items in
    the dungeon and organ areas aren't very good - the only interesting
    item is a cursed weapon that does a lot of damage to the front row, but
    also puts your character to sleep.  You can find it in the northwest
    part of the dungeon, but you can't reach it directly; you'll have to
    head east, then north, and then west to get it.
             Once you've turned on the three organs, go up the stairs on
    the first floor of the horror house.  Floors 2-4 each have a piece of
    armor for Nemissa, but you can skip them.  Be careful on floor 5, the
    treasure chest holds a monster.  If you decide to fight it, it's weak
    against guns.
             On floor 6, go to the mirror.  It will open up revealing a
    hidden passage (it will only do this if the three organs are playing).
    Go straight through this passage to reach the room at the north end.
    In the room, you'll see the boy (Shingo/Six) that you saw as you were
    turning on the organs.  He's grown up now and it becomes obvious it's
    Six. A girl named Erika will appear, trap Shingo in a block of ice,
    summon two monsters and then fight you.
             This is a fairly tough fight.  The two summoned monsters
    aren't hard (use fire on the bear, just about anything on the insect),
    but Erika's primary attack is Maha Bufura which will do major damage
    to everyone in your party who isn't strong against ice.  Have someone
    healing constantly as being hit with two of Erika's Maha Bufura spells
    unhealed will probably kill your entire party.  Erika has around 2800HP
    and can reflect guns (so don't shoot her).
             When you defeat Erika, Six will reappear and you'll leave
    Paradygm X.  Save your game and go to Six's house.  Talk to everyone
    there and head back to the Spookies' semi-truck.  After talking some
    more there, you'll go outside and meet a summoner named Mayone.  She
    summons 5 monsters and attacks.
             This is a relatively easy battle.  Neither Mayone nor her
    monsters have particularly good attacks except for the monster on the
    front row on the left.  It has an instant kill spell that is quite
    effective so be sure to kill it as quickly as possible.  Mayone has
    around 1200HP and primarily uses weak healing spells.
             After defeating Mayone, sit back and watch what happens.
    You've completed the first CD!  Save the game when it prompts you and
    switch disks.  If you're interested, I was at LV41 and had clocked in
    31 hours when I finished the first CD.
    IV.     Walkthrough - CD2 (under construction)
     i.      Dad
             Right after starting the second CD, you'll get a call from
    home.  Apparently, your dad has gone crazy!  Head back home for more
    information and then head to the grocery store.  As a side note, if you
    head back to the Spookies' base, you'll get a new message on the
    Summoner net that will open up a new optional dungeon.  This is a very
    frustrating dungeon that has a lot of quizes (like the planetorium
    early in the game, but much harder).  As far as I can tell, there's
    really no point to going there unless you're a masochist as I didn't
    get any good items for completing it.  If you do decide to go, make
    sure you have the Capsule Lock module equipped; the dungeon has lots of
    easy monsters and the encounter rate is very high.  The boss of the
    optional dungeon (a super intelligent monkey) isn't very strong, but he
    has several monsters with him that use suicide attacks so if you're
    unlucky, you could get killed very quickly.
             In the grocery store, you'll find plenty of crazies (as well
    as a few normal people).  Talk to the guard in front of the entrance to
    the storage area for some information.  The door is locked so head over
    to the east part of the building.  In the wall, there are a couple 
    storage boxes - one of them contains a key to that locked door.  Use it
    to get to the main part of this dungeon; the grocery store storage 
             I thought this dungeon was kind of fun.  The first two areas
    are made up of mazes of red, yellow, and blue doors.  In the first area
    near the entrance is a lever room.  You need to switch the blue and
    yellow levers to get through the maze.  In the second area, switch the
    yellow lever in the southeast corner of the maze (don't mess with the
    blue switch in the southwest corner).  Go through the yellow doors to
    get to the red switch in the northeast part of the maze.  Then go
    through the red doors to find an elevator to B1.
             B1 & B2 are really small, but the enemy encounter rate is
    higher than normal.  Walk around B1 'til you find the second elevator.
    Take the elevator to B2.  Near the entrance of B2 is another elevator;
    Use it to get some hidden items on B1 (a Stamina+1 item & Happy
    Sandles).  One of the chests is guarded by a monster so be careful.
    When you're finished with treasure hunting, head to the computer room
    on B2 to finish this dungeon.  Surprise!  There's no boss in this
     ii.     Algon Factory
             After some story scenes, it's time to head to the Algon
    factory.  On the first floor, there are manufacturing rooms in each of
    the floor's four corners, but right now, only the south-west room is
    accessible.  A staircase to the second and third floor can be found
    in the eastern part of the floor.  Head to the second floor and be sure
    to open a chest in the north-eastern part of the floor - it holds a
    very nice piece of armor for Nemissa.  A healing room and terminal can
    be found just south of the staircase.  Some of the doors on 2F are
    locked, but in one of the rooms, you can find a switch that will unlock
    the south-east room on F1.  If you go back there, you'll see a short
    scene with Yu-ichi & Six (I'm not sure if you have to see this scene to
             Go to the F3 (same staircase that took you to F2).  On F3, you
    can find another staircase that will take you to those parts of F2 that
    you couldn't reach.  Back on F2, you can find an item that raises your
    Magic stat by 1 as well as a few switches to deactivate locks.  Most
    important is the switch that unlocks the north-west room on F1.  Go
    there to see a scene with Lunch's dad.  Now heal and save and then go
    back to F3.  A wall that previously no access sign can now be entered.
    Go to the room past it to find out about the disease that was
    responsible for the crazy people at the grocery store (and your dad).
    And then, of course, you'll face a boss.
             The boss in the Algon Factory only uses magic attacks so
    bring out monster's with good magic resistance.  He's immune to fire
    attacks so you'll want to have Nemissa use physical attacks or heal.
    He's pretty easy if you're characters are strong against magic and
    you heal every turn.  I did about 6000HP worth of damage to him before
    he died.
             After defeating the boss, you'll head back to your base and
    get a message from Redman.  Head to the theatre in Paradygm X; it's
    time for another Vision Quest!
     iii.     Vision Quest 3:
             In this vision quest, you're in charge of Naomi.  She doesn't
    have a cOMP so she's alone and she can't negotiate with enemies, but
    despite that, she rocks.  Her stats are high, she has good equipment,
    and she has 6 very powerful and unique spells.  Of special notice are
    her two healing spells - one raises her Max HP by 50% and completely
    restores her HP and the other spell completely restores her HP, MP, 
    and fixes any status problems.  Her physical attack spell is rather
    powerful as well (it hits 4 times).
             This vision quest is rather short and easy.  With Naomi's
    powerful spells, you should blow through any monsters you run into.
    Just keep heading north and you'll eventually run into the boss.  On
    the way, you'll pass a healing spot and a save spot.  The boss can
    take a lot of damage (about 10,000HP worth) and is fairly powerful,
    but with Naomi's healing and offensive magic, you shouldn't run into
    any problems.
     iv.      Main System:
             After the vision quest, you'll try to upload a virus into
    Algon's main system, but your attempt fails.  Six, Lunch, Yu-ichi and
    the hero then appear on the news and are accused to be dangerous
    terrorists.  Soon after, Spooky gets an email from the Algon president
    so the other members of the group think he's betrayed them.  Hitomi
    still believes in Spooky though.
             Since your virus attempt failed, you then need to head over
    to Algon Main building.  However, it can't be entered right now - it's
    surrounded by a strange mist.  There's another way to enter it -
    through Paradygm X.  Enter Paradygm X and choose the new option in
    the reception room to enter the Algon building.
             On the first floor, you'll run into Finnegan.  He doesn't
    want to fight; he wants your help.  There's a couple of choices here,
    I'm guessing it doesn't make a big difference what you chose.  I told
    him that we'd trust him, help him out, and selected the red seal.
    Depending on what color you pick, the next area will be slightly
    different.  For red, go to the door on the right; it'll take you to
             There's a terminal and healing spot on the 2F.  There are
    several dark sections of the map.  You can only enter the doors of
    the color you picked and you have to enter them in order (1-2-3).
    Each dark section has 2 rooms; one has an item, the other has a
    switch.  Hit all the switches, and you'll open up a locked door.  In
    that part of the floor, are a few Anti-Magic field dispelling items
    (necessary for the boss; you can also buy them at the mall), a room
    that will let you go back to Paradygm X and the entrance to F3.
             On F3, you'll see Finnegan again.  He's hurt pretty badly.
    At the north end of the floor is a room with the dungeon boss.
             He'll start out by casting an anti-magic field; dispel it
    w/the items you just got.  Some of his attacks aren't very strong
    (Fire Gas, regular attack), but some of his attacks are very powerful
    (such as a Slice All attack and a spell that targets your 2 human
    characters).  He also can inflict bomb status on your characters.
    Like most bosses, as long as you have someone casting a good heal-all
    spell every turn, he's not too hard.  Just be sure to dispel his
    anti-magic spells as soon as possible.  He took around 9300HP of
    damage before dying.
     v.       Monolith:
             After getting back to your base, you'll get a message from
    a brain washed Yu-ichi.  Ray will come to take care of Yu-ichi while
    you go to the Monolith to rescue the other members of Monolith.
    Hitomi's having problems; I'm guessing because Nemissa has been in
    her body for so long that Hitomi's spirit is starting to disappear.
             The monolith is rightly named; this place is gigantic.  It
    has around 40 floors (you don't go on most of them) and 2 bosses.
    Be sure to bring some "avoid random encounters" items to use when 
    you get tired of gaining EXP and new monsters.  The area is split up
    into a left and a right side; both sides are pretty close to
    identical.  There aren't really any good items except for a Int+1
    item on F39 (right side, by the save spot). F1 has a healing spot
    and terminal so use them whenever you need to.
             Start out by taking the left staircase up to F3.  On F3,
    you'll find an elevator to F19.  Take the staircase on F19 to F20.
    In one of the rooms on F20, you'll find Lunch.  After finding him,
    he'll head to the control room on F20.  No go back to F1 and take the
    right staircase.  Make your way up to F20 and in one of the rooms,
    you'll find Six.  She'll head to the other control room on F20.  Go
    to the control room and Lunch and Six will give you some passwords.
    Some of the locked doors in the dungeon will be unlocked as well.
             Several of the floors have rooms with pictures in them.
    Behind each picture is a letter.  What you have to do now is go to
    certain floors and reveal one letter on each floor thus spelling the
    passwords that Lunch and Six gave you.  Here are the letters for each
    Left Side  - FLY  2:F, 3:L, 19:Y;    TWIN  21:T, 37:W, 38:I, 39:N
    Right Side - WIZ  2:W, 3:I, 19:Z;    PIXY  21:P, 37:I, 38:X, 39:Y
             Once you get all the lower level letters revealed, head to 
    the control rooms on F20 to unlock the doors to the higher floors.
    Once you get all of the higher level letters revealed, head to the
    control room on F39 to unlock the final part of the dungeon (a
    center section between the left and right section on F39).  There
    are also 2 switches on F39 that will unlock the doors to an express
    elevator (F1-F20-F39).  F39 also has a terminal (right side) and
    heal spot (left side) that you can use.
             In the center section of F39, you'll run into Lunch and
    Six.  In the conference room, you can find one of the leaders of
    Algon.  After talking to him, you can take the special elevator in
    the center section to the top floor of the dungeon.  Save before
    going there.
             The top floor is a good place to gain EXP since the
    monsters tend to be of higher levels than they are on the lower
    floors of the dungeon.  There's only one room to go to and there
    you'll see a familiar location, a familiar face, and of course, a
             This boss has rather good physical defense so use magic
    attacks.  Another good option would be to use the reflect physical
    attack spells (if you've got it); if he uses a strong group attack,
    he'll take a lot of damage plus your characters won't be hurt at
    all.  The boss has several good physical attacks and a spell that
    will critically wound or banish (but not kill) your summoned
    monsters.  He has around 9300HP.
             Don't celebrate too soon.  After defeating the boss, save
    your game and head to the healing spot if you need it.  On the left
    or right side of F39 is a door that leads outside.  Go there.
    You'll find Lunch and Six blowing up the antenna and you'll find
    a possessed Spooky.  You're left with no other option, but to fight
    the demon (even though that puts Spooky in danger).
             Unlike the last boss, this one tends to focus more on
    magical attacks.  His defense isn't especially good so any attacks
    (that he doesn't reflect or absorb) is good.  He has around
             After defeating the boss, you'll watch several important
    story (you see Redman's true form, Nemissa regain her memory, and
    more) and probably gain 2-3 levels.  Congratulations, you managed
    to defeat this monster of a dungeon!
    V.      Equipment Charts (under construction):
            An X in the name represents a kanji symbol.
     i.        Weapons:
      a.        Close Range:
    Name           Atk Power  Hit%  Gender     Cost  Comments
    Sukiauvooa          30     16    Male         ?  Hits Row.
    Igu Knife            9      4    Male         ?
    Sukiandou            8      6   Female        ?
    Razer Comb          11     18    Male       800
    Half Pike            9      3   Female      980  Hit from back row.
    Butterfly Knife     14      8     MF       1600
    Army Dato           16     12   Female     2400
    XX mikisa           14     54    Male         ?
    Syamashiiru         64     25    Male     16200  Some damage to back.
    Billy Club          20      3    Male      2600  Some damage to back.
    Torential Knife     22     24     MF       2980
    XX Knife            22      4   Female     3500
    Bagu Naku           22     10   Female     4480
    Ninja Sword         28     58    Male      4480
    Spinner             28      2   Female     5200  Hits Row.
    Toigan Knife        32     18   Female        ?  Luck+2.
    XXnoXXX             20     22     MF          ?  Hits Row.
    Fakiizu Horn        32     30    Male         ?
    Firangi             31     68    Male      6800
    KogarasuX           28     38    Male         ?
    Iiru Sukinaa        28     24   Female     6800
    Jairooiiru          30     34   Female     9980  Hits Row.
    Chakurama           41     18   Female        ?  Hits Row.
    Tokebi Knife        44      8    Male         ?
    Fusion Sword        14      2     MF          ?  Before Fusion.
    Nyaso 2 Claw        56     56   Female        ?  Hits Row  Speed+2.
    XXNihuru            51     21   Female        ?  ?
    Gradius             46     30    Male      9800
    Gai Bolg            56     45    Male      Fuse  Sukaaha. Ranged.
    XX no Cutter        62     28     MF          ?  Hits Row. Cursed.
    XX ni Spoon         80     56     MF          ?  Cursed.
    XXX                 66     44    Male      Fuse  Thunderbird. Splash.
    XXX                 52     54    Male     12000
    Naginatu            58     38   Female    13200  Ranged.
    Furanberuzyu        50     68    Male     16200  Hits Row.
    XXXX                64     56   Female    19800  Splash.
    Buryuunaku          66     13     MF             Some damage to back.
    OOguma Star Bow     90     68   Female           Naomi's Weapon
    Kotetu Blade        60     58    Male     22000
    Queen Whip          68     42   Female    26000  Hits Rom. Ranged.
    XXX                 64     59    Male            Row. Seitentaisei.
      b.        Firearms:
    Name         Atk Power  Hit%  Gender #Bul  Uses    Cost  Comments
    AKS74             34     12     MF    20   Shot    5980
    Lousy K*K         14      4     MF     3   Shot       ?
    Rugaa P95DC       17      8     MF    10   Shot    1200
    Sutekki XXXX      18      2     MF    10   Shot    2200
    Muzzled SR93      42     22    Male   20   Shot   12800
    Sookomu Pistol    25     24     MF    10   Shot    3980
    Annihilator       18      4     MF    30   Shot    3600  Hits Row
    XpipeXXXX         20      2     MF     5  Shells   3400
    Arukusu-96        28     52    Male   30   Shot    8800  Hits Row
    Side by Side      40      8    Male    5  Shells      ?
    Aaruza Lock       43     29   Female  50   Shot       ?  Hits Row
    Number 199X       54      6    Male   10   Shot   17800
    Ingram M140       38     32    Male   30   Shot   17800  Hits Row
    Beneri M1S90      30     58    Male   10  Shells      ?
    Sutea-AMW         55     40    Male   20   Shot   22000  Pierce
    Zirionium Gun     54     54     MF    --  Lasers  22000  Pierce
    Mosubaaku         48     52    Male    5  Shells  26800  Splash
    SPAS15            38     66    Male   10  Shells  25000  Center
    L-Destroy         28     44    Male   10  Shells  24800  All
      c.        Bullets:
    Name         Atk Power  Hit%  Type   Cost  Comments
    NormalX            1      1   Shot     10
    Bad Shot           3      8   Shot     30
    XXX                8      4   Shot     90  Sleep
    Shack Killer      10     14   Shot    120
    S Force           16     25   Shot    280
    XXX               10     16   Shot    150  Paralyze
    Bad Shell          6      6   Shell    60
    Biker Shell        8     14   Shell   100
    Lucky Shell       10     10   Shell   100  Critical Hit%+
    Corona Shell      12     12   Shell   200  Lightning Stun
    Shock Shell        6      8   Shell   200  Shock
    Happy Shell       14     16   Shell   280  Causes Berserk
     ii.       Armor:
      a.        Body Armor:
    Name            Def Power  Eva%  Gender     Cost  Comments
    Brigandine          32      11    Male      5980
    Keburaabe Suit       8       5     MF          ?
    Padded Armor        10       8     MF        780
    XXX                  8       6     MF          ?  Ice Def+
    High Leg Armor      12       8   Female     1600  Ice Def+  Fire Def-
    Hide Armor          20      12    Male      3480  Str+2 Strong Ice
                                                      Weak Fire
    PuchibruXXXX        16      10   Female     2300
    XchiXXnoX           11       9    Male         ?  Vit+2
    XXX                 22      16     MF       3480
    XXXXXX              26      24     MF       7450
    XXX                 42      19     MF       7600  Requires Vit=15
                                                      Immune Lightning
                                                      Weak Wind
    xxnoxx              46      20   Female        ?  Immune Lightning
                                                      Weak Wind
    Makusimirian        50      18     MF      16500
    Demonzu Skip        49      22   Female    19800  Vit+4 Weak Punch
                                                      Immune Sword
      b.        Helms:
    Name            Def Power  Eva%  Gender     Cost  Comments
    "Urabi's Hat"        6       8     MF          ?
    Nokkuauto X          2       2     MF          ?
    Fleece Helm          4       6     MF        680
    NBC XX Mask          7       2    Male      1300  Vit+1
    Metal Taaban         8       6     MF       1180  ?
    XXmaik6X             7      12    Male      1600  ?
    Furufuiisu Helm     12      14     MF       2980
    Bareru Helm         20      12    Male      3980  Luck-4
    SGE XX Mask         14      14     MF       5500  ??
    Barubyuuta          18      15    Male      6980
    Tooten Koppu        15      18    Male      6980
    XXXXnoXX            15      16   Female        ?
    Robustaateiru       18      18    Male         ?  Immune Spirit
                                                      Weak Mystic
    178 Gun Ear         37      38     MF          ?  Luck+4
    Aametto             25      20     MF      12500
    Dolphin Helm        22      18     MF      16000  Int+2
                                                      Immune Spirit
                                                      Weak Mystic
      b.        Gloves:
    Name            Def Power  Eva%  Gender     Cost  Comments
    Rattle Snake         8       8     MF       1280
    Razer Glove          2       3     MF          ?
    XXXX Ring            4       2   Female      600
    Jamming Arm          7       9    Male      1100  IQ+2
    Engage Ring          3       8     MF          ?
    Gauntlet            13      10    Male      2200
    XXXX                 1      12    Male      2400  ?
    G-Radaazu            1      15   Female     3480  Str-2  Magic+3
                                                      Immune DeathCurse
    XXnoXX               8       1    Male         ?  Str+3  Magic-4
    Kaiser Ring         15      12    Male      4980  Str+1
    Guard Angel         16      18     MF       4980
    Intel Guard         18      14   Female     6480
    XXXnoXX             20       8    Male      7200  Str+2
    XXXXnoXX            12      10   Female        ?
    Raurin no XX        24      20     MF       9800  Str-2  Magic+2
                                                      Immune DeathCurse
      b.        Shoes:
    Name            Def Power  Eva%  Gender     Cost  Comments
    Escape Shoes         7      24     MF       1580  Speed+2
    Razer Boots          2       2     MF          ?
    Crime Boots          4       1     MF        980
    Jaba Foot            5      15     MF          ?
    Ieroo Chapusu        6      12     MF       1200
    XXnosuneXte         12      24     MF       3980
    Dashing Heels       10      15   Female     2980
    Engineer Boots      11      10    Male      2780
    Roman Sandals        8      16   Female        ?
    Hesian Boots        14      28    Male      5980
    Metal Boots         17      24     MF       7800
    XXXXnoXX            15      28   Female        ?
    Happy Sandals       16      32     MF          ?  Speed+3
    Roller Blades       22      36     MF       9800  Speed+3
    Mirage Boots        26      40     MF      12800
    VI.     COMP Module Chart (under construction):
    (* after name means module takes up 2 spaces)
    Name            Type    Received/Cost    Effect
    Enemy Sonar     3D      After VQ1        Detects Presence of Enemies
    Honey Bee       Map     After VQ1        Look at every floor
    Muun Adaruto    Talk    After VQ1        Conversation+ w/full moon
    Neo Clear*      3D      Cruise Ship      Shows surrounding area
    Davinchi        COMP    Cruise Ship      Informative command under Unite
    Back Up*        COMP    Planetarium      Enables permanent save anywhere
    Grab Magic      3D      $480             HP increases as you walk
    Time Gaoru      3D      $480             Shows time
    Hiromon         Battle  $480             Find more items after battle
    Nurse Call      Battle  $480             Heals demon when summoned
    Lady Killers    Talk    $480             Conversation+ w/female demons
    Arubato         Union   $480             Stabilizes monster unions
    Debidasu '99    COMP    Pet Shop         Extra Analyze Command
    Frost Panel     Battle  Pet Shop         Picture on status bar
    Lantern Panel   Battle  Pet Shop         Picture on status bar
    Oni Mark        Battle  Pet Shop         Picture on status bar
    Panpu Bokkusu   3D      $720             Shows EXP to next LV
    Nightingale     Battle  $720             Avoid auto attack command
    XXX             Battle  $720             Back Attack doesn't change formation
    Moon Palace     Battle  $720             Shows lunar influence on allies
    Double Value    Talk    $720             Increases effectiveness of Mag$
    Sustainer       COMP    $720             Enables unions w/certain demon types
    Capsule Lock*   3D      $980             Avoid encounters with weak enemies
    Scanning Zero   Map     $980             See Dark Zones
    Mr. Surprise    Battle  $980             Suprise Rate up
    Gibo Aizu       Battle  $980             Indicates enemy defense strengths
    Dark Man        Talk    $980             Conversation+ w/dark monsters
    Jibe Talking    Talk    $980             Translates foreign languages
    KoperuNikusu*   Union   Pet Shop         Union Mistake Rate Up
    VII.    Spells & Skills Charts (under construction):
    (Note-LVs are approximations in some cases)
    Nemissa's Spells
    Name           Target   MP  Learned    Effect
    Deia              1      2   LV  1     Restores HP
    Agi               1      3   LV  7     Fireball
    Medeia           All     6   LV 15     Restores HP
    Roman Candle    2Rows    6   LV 18     More Damage w/lower HP
    Hama              1      4   LV 21     Destruction-based Kill
    Rikamu            1      8   LV 23     Restores Life
    Maha Ragi        Row     8   LV 27     Fireball
    Deia Rama         1      4   LV 30     Restores HP
    Agirao            1     10   LV 34     Fireball
    Deia Rahan        1     10   LV 40     Restores HP
    Petra Deia        1      3   LV 43     Cures petrification
    Sabatoma          1     18   LV 45     Free summoning
    Hanma            Row     6   LV 50     Destruction-based kill
    Megido            1      6   LV 52     Ultimate Attack
    Nekuroma          1     24   LV 56     Undead Summoning
    Me Deiarama      All    12   LV 58     Restores HP
    Naomi's Spells
    Name            Target  MP  Effect
    XXXnoXX           1      8  Max HP+50%, HP+.
    SoomaXXX          1      6  HP,MP=100%. Cure status.
    XXX              Row    12  Physical attack.  Hits 4 times.
    Kurikara Dragon  Row    12  Fire.
    24000 Evil       All     8  Ultimate Attack.
    Full Moon Queen  All     4  Ultimate Attack.
    VIII.    Pet Shop Lists (under construction)
          Numbered trades must be done in order (i.e. doing
          all of the #1 trades will enable you to do #2
    Trader Rokusuke:
      Any Monster with Diarama    for  a Neutral Monster with
                                       Poison Cure
      Any Monster with Pararama   for  a Neutral Monster with
      Any Monster with Desubaundo for  a Neutral Monster with
                                       Me Deiarama
      Any Monster with Hamaon     for  Seitentaise (LV49) with
      Any Monster with Rosutoundo for
    Trader Mr. DNA:
    1-Any Monster with Int>=10    for  Sukaaha (LV36) & Info
    2-Any Monster with Str>=20    for  Ruugu (LV51) & Info
    2-Any Monster with Luc>=25    for  
    Trader Timing X:
    1-Any DARK monster            for  Poltergeist
    2-Any GoblinBeast             for  Judge Devil (LV27)
    2-Any Evil God                for  Random Dark monster
    Trader Mrs. Ryooko:
      Jack Frost                  for  Frost Panel Module
      Arch Angel                  for  Oni Mark Module
      Jack Lantern                for  Lantern Panel Module
      Sirukii                     for  Debidasu 99 Module
      Orutorosu                   for  Reaper Module
      Forutouna                   for  KoperuNikusu Module
    Trader Ameen (all trades require Max Loyalty):
    1-Any Monster                 for  Seere & Info
    2-Stupid Monster              for  Mo Syoobo & List1
    2-Friendly Monster            for  Tyureru & List2
    2-Crafty Monster              for  Nekomata & List3
    3-Kaso                        for  Thunder Bird & List4
    3-Kuruusuniku                 for  Anubis & List5
    3-Sureipuniru                 for  Suzaku
    Trader Dr. Suriru (after getting a fake ID):
    1-Heketo                      for  B Hawai Frost
    1-Perseponee                  for
    1-Mahaamayun                  for
    1-Oribaakun                   for
    2-                            for
    Trader Hazama (Disc 2):
    1-Any Spirit Bird             for  10,000 Yen & Info
    2-Any Death God               for  50,000 Yen & Info
    3-                            for
    IX.      Miscellaneous
     i.       Soul Hackers Hyper Rearrange Soundtrack
            For those of you who are interested in video game music CDs, I
    thought I'd give my impressions of the Soul Hackers Hyper Rearrange CD.
    Not the best music I've ever heard, but not bad.  You should be able to
    order it at any internet music store that carries a wide selection of
    Japanese music.  I ordered mine from Game Cave which I wouldn't recommend
    as they still haven't sent me all of my order yet.
            Here's a song by song review of the CD.
    1-Soul Runnaz: If you like rap, you'll probably like this, but I don't
            like rap so I didn't.  I liked Redman's part though. English vocals.
    2-Hard F: This song would go well in a Wipeout game.  Not bad, but not
            great.  Instrumental.
    3-Shoot, I Should Have "Dear" Ed - Ugh.  This isn't music; this is torture.
            English vocals (actually English screaming).
    4-EL115: I don't like rap as a rule, but I found this song pretty good
            anyway.  English vocals.
    5-XX:    The werewolf song.  Pretty good.  Instrumental.
    6-Mad Poco: Not enough variety to be interesting.  Instrumental.
    7-Le Monde a Glace: Probably my favorite song on the CD.  Very moody.
             French vocals.
    8-Snow in Jamaica: Very weird with a catchy tune, and probably my second
             favorite song on the CD. ? vocals (I can't make out any words).
    9-R-Amb Remix: A nice pleasant song.  Good background noise as you're doing
             something else.  Instrumental.
    10-Transvestite: Though I can't say I approve of the message of the lyrics,
             the song itself isn't bad.  English vocals.
    11-Home:  The lyrics may be corny, but the music is nice and catchy.  English
    12-Amami-city: Decent.  Instrumental.    
     ii.      Special Thanks:
            Special thanks go to the following people for the help they've
    given (sometimes without realizing it) to this FAQ.
      Zhou Tai An - lots of story info, some fixes, and has made his own secrets
          FAQ to Soul Hackers (a good companion guide to this guide).
      Alan Wortham - for being a good Japanese teacher.
      Russel-sensei - another great Japanese teacher.
      My 3 Japanese TAs - for being awesome.
      Jason Harlan - for helping me with the Chess board and providing most of
          the Intro Story section.  Be sure to check out his Megami Tensei website
          at http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/5928/persona.htm 
      Drexle - Some corrections and module info.
      Re-Miel - Lots of Megami Tensei info and has translated some of the 16-bit
          Megami Tensei games.
      Atlus - for making such a great game.
      and to everyone who has offered encouraging words, thank you.
    Thanks for reading the Devil Summoner 2: Soul Hackers FAQ!
    Robert Boyd

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