Rei ~Zero~ FAQ / Walkthrough
Version 0.90 (2.26.02)
Written by Onmyouji (onmyouji_abe_seimei@yahoo.com)
         & Muni Shinobu (muni_shinobu@yahoo.com)
PAR provided by Peas On Earth (peas-on-earth@rocketmail.com)



"Nothing is more frightening than what you can sense but can not see."



CONTENTS
1. Characters
2. Items
3. Camera
 3-1. Basic Abilities (Charge)
 3-2. Support Functions (Sub Ability)
 3-3. Special Functions (EX Ability)
 3-4. Shot
4. Walkthrough
 4-1. Prologue
 4-2. First Night ~Torn Rope~
 4-3. Second Night ~Ghost Play~
 4-4. Third Night ~Catastrophe Instant~
 4-5. Final Night ~Kirie (Fog Painting)~
5. Ghost List
 5-1. Hatred Spirits
 5-2. Floating Spirits
 5-3. Ground Tied Spirits
 5-4. Seal Spirits
6. Secrets
7. Selected Pro Action Replay Codes
8. Frequently Asked Questions (to be added in the future)

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1. CHARACTERS

[Hinasaki Miku]
Her name literally translated into "Dark Red", Miku is the heroine of
this game. Born with a bloodline strong in spirituality, Miku can see
things most people are unable to. Impossible to share this with the
people around her, she became isolated and alone, with the only person
she can confide in being her older brother, who share the same
bloodline, and thus have the same abilities. When her brother
disappeared, Miku has no other choice but to follow in his footsteps,
and venture into the mysterious Himuro Mansion where her brother
disappeared in.

[Hinasaki Mafuyu]
His name literally translated into "Real Winter", Mafuyu is Miku's
older brother, the character being controlled in the Prologue of the
game. With parents both deceased, Mafuyu is Miku's only family, and the
only person Miku could confide in. Searching for the missing Takamine
Jyunsei who was a benefactor of the Hinasaki family, Mafuyu traced
Takamine's footsteps and arrived at the mysterious Himuro Mansion,
where as a result Mafuyu himself also disappeared in. Carried with him
was the camera his mother left him, an heirloom strong with spritual
force, able to seal ghosts and spirits in the hands of someone also
strong in spiritual strength.

[Hinasaki Miyuki]
Her name literally translated into "Deep Snow", Miyuki was Miku and
Mafuyu's mother. With a bloodline strong in spiritual strength, she had
always felt the pain of being isolated from the people around her, and
furthermore felt the pain of passing this down to her children. Weak
physically and fell ill in her final years, Miyuki died several years
ago of a certain incident. The camera Mafuyu carried was originally
hers.

[Takamine Jyunsei]
A mystery writer by trade, Takamine was a benefactor of Hinasaki
Mafuyu. Even though a best seller writer, his writing juices are
blocked right now and he is in a slump. Having heard about ancient
rituals once performed in the old Himuro Mansion, Takamine became
interested and made an investigative trip into the mansion, where he
disappeared.

[Hirasaka Tomoe]
Takamine's assistant, another person on the investigative trip into the
Himuro Mansion, where she also disappeared. Strong in the spiritual
senses, Hirasaka had always had a bad feeling about the trip.

[Ogata Kouji]
Takamine's editor, being also writing for his own horror magazine,
joined Takamine on his investigative trip into the mysterious Himuro
Mansion, where he disappeared as well. Ogata's report to his editing
department was the last contact these three people had with the world.

[Kirie]
Her name literally translated into "Fog Painting", Kirie is a spirit of
a young girl dressed in a white kimono. She appears to be the witch
during the ancient ceremonies performed in the Himuro Mansion. She
appears in front of Miku, but again vanishes to somewhere.

[Munakata Ryozou]
Cultural scholar, because of his interest in the ancient ceremonied
once performed there, moved into the Himuro Mansion to further
investigate the events. Cursed by the witch of the rope, and was
killed.

[Munakata Yae]
Wife of the cultural scholar, putting the blame of the mysterious
disappearance of her daughter on herself, hung herself from the sakura
cherry blossom tree in the courtyard.

[Munakata Mikoto]
Daughter of the cultural scholar. Picked up a camera and took a
pictures here and there. Disappeared mysteriously.

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2. ITEMS

Ten Thousand Leaf Pill
- Pill medicine with the words "Ten Thousand Leaf Pill" written on the
container
- Recovers a little HP

Holy God Water
- Secret medicine made with the spring water from the peak of a
spiritual mountain
- Recovers full HP

14 Type Film
- Film that's old and falling apart
- Doesn't have high effect eliminating spirits

37 Type Film
- Ordinary snap film
- Has slightly higher effect eliminating spirits

74 Type Film
- Highly sensitive film
- Has high effect eliminating spirits

90 Type Film
- Film with special will and thoughts attached to it
- Has the highest effect eliminating spirits

Spirit Stone
- Unexplainable stone with spirit strength hidden in it
- Used to activate Support Functions of the camera

Mirror Stone
- Stone that shines like a mirror
- With souls living in them, these can die on your behalf

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3. CAMERA

3-1 BASIC ABILITIES (CHARGE)

Area (Capture Circle): The area within which you can take pictures of
spirits
LV1:  Initial
LV2:  4,000 points
LV3: 12,000 points
LV4: 24,000 points

Speed: The speed your Spirit Strength charges
LV1:  Initial
LV2:  2,000 points
LV3:  6,000 points
LV4: 12,000 points

Maximum Value: The maximum amount of Spirit Strength you can charge
LV1:  Initial
LV2:  6,000 points
LV3: 18,000 points
LV4: 36,000 points


3-2 SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (SUB ABILITY)

Type: Pressure
Function: Pushes the spirit back
Cost: 16,000 points

Type: Delay
Function: Slows down the spirit for a certain period of time
Cost: 18,000 points

Type: Vision
Function: Sees the spirit more clearly for a certain period of time
Cost: 12,000 points

Type: Paralyze
Function: Stops the spirit from moving for a certain period of time
Cost: 20,000 points

Type: Search
Function: Automatically searches and captures the spirit
Cost: 14,000 points


3-3 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS (EX ABILITY)

Type: Sense
Function: Adds a radar that senses the direction of spirits
Cost: 42,000 points
Unlock: Game Clear

Type: Chase
Function: Automatically chases spirits when pressing R2
Cost: 64,000 points
Unlock: Game Clear

Type: Widen
Function: Zoom function added (L2/R2)
Cost: 80,000 points
Unlock: Game Clear

Type: None
Function: Take photos without using film
Cost: 74,000 points
Unlock: Battle Mode All Clear

Type: Zero
Function: Spirit Strength Gage always full
Cost: 92,000 points
Unlock: Ghost List Completed


3-4 SHOTS

Type: Zero Shot
Description: Spirit photo taken when Spirit Strength is maximum and
Capture Circle is yellow.

Type: Special Shot
Description: Zero Shot which also dealt the killing blow

Type: Core Shot
Description: Spirit photo taken when the center of the finder ("+"
sign) and the Lock Circle (the small sphere at the center of the
spirit) are aligned

Type: Close Shot
Description: Spirit photo taken at extremely close range

Type: Double Shot
Description: 2 spirits captured in the same photograph

Type: Triple Shot
Description: 3 spirits captured in the same photograph

Type: Impact Shot
Description: Spirit photo taken with Support Function "Pressure" in
effect

Type: Slow Shot
Description: Spirit photo taken with Support Function "Delay" in effect

Type: Find Shot
Description: Spirit photo taken with Support Function "Vision" in
effect

Type: Bind Shot
Description: Spirit photo taken with Support Function "Paralyze" in
effect

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4. WALKTHROUGH

I wrote this walkthrough as spoiler-free as possible, trying to only
talk about where to go and what to do, but nevertheless it still
contains spoilers to the storyline.

(coming soon)


Welcome to the Himuro Mansion.


4-1. PROLOGUE

[Entrance]
Advance by exiting through the door at the left end of the room

14 Type Film on the floor around the right corner atop the stairs
Save point around the left corner atop the stairs

Spirit Photo beyond the bar fence to the left of where you started


[Hall of Ropes]
Advance by exiting through the door to the right at the end of the hall

Spirit Photo of man walking past the big mirror, one chance only


[Room with Fireplace]
Go up the stairs at the deep end of the room
Pick up the Memo on the floor
Battle with Hatred Spirit
 - This battle is a practice battle, so just stay calm and keep the
spirit inside the camera view circle, wait until the spirit gets close,
then take his picture. This spirit is fairly slow, so there should be
no problems keeping up with his movements.
Go back down the stairs you came up on
Advance by exiting through the door you entered from, back into the
Hall of Ropes

Spirit Photo on top of the book shelf in the small room
Spirit Photo on top of the stairs when you reach the center of the
room, one chance only
Spirit appearance when you pass the narrow passage on the second floor,
you can't take a picture of this spirit


End Prologue


4-2. FIRST NIGHT ~TORN ROPE~

[Entrance]
Open the door leading to the Hall of Ropes at the left end of the room
Spirit appears behind the screen
Listen to the Spirit, then pick up the Memo it left behind
Exit the left end door into the Hall of Ropes

Piece of note behind the screen
Leaf Pill on the floor around the right corner atop the stairs
Save point around the left corner atop the stairs


[Hall of Ropes]
Pick up the items in front of the mirror at the end
Exit through the door to the right into the Room with Fireplace

Camera in front of the mirror
Brother's Note in front of the mirror
Piece of Investigative Note in front of the mirror
News Cutout in front of the mirror

Spirit Photo of man on a beam behind Miku after you pick up the Camera,
one chance only


[Room with Fireplace]
Approach the stairs at the other end of the room and see a shadowy
figure resembling Mafuyu go up the stairs
Go up the stairs to the second floor to confirm the doors are
inaccessible
Return downstairs to see a shadow disappear behind a screen
Inspect the screen to encounter a little girl dressed in a kimono
Take a picture of the screen
Enter the door that appeared into the Hall with Lamps

Piece of Black Notebook in the cupboard drawer
News Cutout in the cupboard drawer
14 Type Film in the cupboard drawer
14 Type Film in front of the broken staircase, first floor
Leaf Pill in front of the broken staircase, second floor
Leaf Pill beside the Tiger Head

Spirit Photo of figure resembling Mafuyu going up the stairs, one
chance only
Spirit Photo of 


[Hall with Lamps]
Listen to the spirit, then enter the first door into the Study Room

Piece of Investigative Note in front of the nailed door at the end
Leaf Pill in front of the nailed door at the end

(to be continued)



4-3. SECOND NIGHT ~GHOST PLAY~

(coming soon)



4-4. THIRD NIGHT ~CATASTROPHE INSTANT~

(coming soon)



4-5. FINAL NIGHT ~KIRIE (FOG PAINTING)~

[Music Instrument Room ~ Ceiling]
Take the Music Score from the table
Inspect the music instrument
Screen door opens, go through to the Ceiling
Inspect the hole on the floor
Battle with Hatred Spirit
 - This is the same weak spirit in the Frist Night, so you should be
able to defeat her easily. You can avoid this battle altogether by not
inspecting the hole on the floor.
Inspect the hole on the wall beside the door
Exit through the door at the deep end

Music Score on the table in the Music Instrument Room
Leaf Pill on the beam in the Ceiling

Spirit Photo on the midway beam


[Buddha Room (Beam) ~ Mansion Prison ~ Moon Well]
Exit the top right door to the Mansion Prison
Pick up the Piece of Holy God Mirror and Kirie's Hair Pin under the
window
Go toward the stairway hall and Kirie's spirit will chase after you
 - If Kirie's spirit touches you, it's instant death, so run
Escape pass the Moon Hall toward the Moon Well

90 Type Film on the beam in the Buddha Room
Save Point on the beam in the Buddha Room
Mirror Stone opposite the Save Point in the Buddha Room
Piece of Holy God Mirror under the window in the Mansion Prison
Kirie's Hair Pin under the window in the Mansion Prison
Kirie's Diary on the table in the Mansion Prison
Kirie's Diary on the bookshelf in the Mansion Prison
Kirie's Diary under the window in the Mansion Prison

Spirit Photo, take a picture of the alter from on top of the beam
Spirit Photo of girl in white kimono when you exit the Mansion Prison


[Waiting Room] (optional)
Kirie's Diary x 2 on the cupboard


[Buddha Room] (optional)
Monk's Book to the right of the alter
Monk's Book to the left of the alter
Monk's Book on the table


[Valley of Devil Meeting] (optional)
Spirit Photo of man, take a picture of the pond from the shore
Spirit Photo of man, take a picture of the pond from the hill


[Moon Well ~ Hell Bridge]
Use Kirie's Hair Pin on the alter
Go through the unlocked door to the Hell Bridge
Pass the bridge to see a movie
After the movie, battle 2 Hatred Spirits
 - The 2 spirits will float around in the air, but they won't be too
far apart from each other, so aim for Double Shots
Exit the door at the end into the Rope Hall

Save Point at the Moon Well
 - This is the last save point of the game
 - You can't return to Moon Well after you encounter the Hatred Spirits
Holy God Water to the left of the alter at the Moon Well
Spirit Stone beside the ladder at the Moon Well
Leaf Pill to your side right after you entered the Hell Bridge
37 Type Film midway along the bridge to the right side
Brother's Memo in front of the door at the end in the Hell Bridge

Spirit Photo of man, take picture of hell from midway on the bridge


[Rope Hall ~ Path of Baptism]
After the movie, battle with Hatred Spirit
 - This spirit moves quite fast, and also teleports, so when she
disappears from your view completely, she is right behind you, so
immediately move away from the spot where you are standing
 - You can't return to Hell Bridge after this battle
Exit the door at opposite side to the Path of Baptism
Advance on the path to battle with Hatred Spirit
 - This time she moves even faster than before, but no longer
teleports, so keep your finder on her and take pictures of her whenever
she pauses. And if time permits, in between taking pictures, back up if
you can
 - You can't return to Path of Baptism after this battle
Exit the door at the end to the Door of the Underworld

Spirit Stone at the corner in the Rope Hall
Leaf Pill beside the door at the Path of Baptism
Spirit Stone beside the door at the Path of Baptism
Holy God Water in front of the door at the end in the Path of Baptism
Brother's Memo in front of the door at the end in the Path of Baptism

Spirit Photo on top of the cracked table


[Door of the Underworld]
After the movie, inspect the other side of the rock with the prayer
rope
After the movie, battle Hatred Spirit Kirie
 - Only Zero Shots will work on her
 - If she catches you, it's an instant death. So hopefully you kept
some Mirror Stones, otherwise it's instant game over if she catches you
 - She moves quite slowly, but she does teleport and reappear very
close to you, and she recovers HP whenever she teleports
 - She causes earthquakes that shake your camera view sometimes, so
it's not easy to keep her in your view circle. It would be best if you
kept some 90 Type Film to use against her
 - She does move in a certain pattern, so if you get her pattern
figured out, she is still not that difficult to defeat
Once Kirie is defeated, another movie will start
After the movie, pick up the Piece of Holy God Mirror
The Holy God Mirror is complete
Put the completed Holy God Mirror in the rock

Piece of Holy God Mirror beside the rock after defeating Kirie


End Final Night


Game Clear.

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5. GHOST LIST

There are 4 types of spirits you can take pictures of in this game.
First, "hatred spirits" which attack you and you have to do battle
with.
Second, "floating spirits" which doesn't attack you, but just floats by
without noticing you. The photo opportunity with these spirits are 1
chance only, so don't miss them.
Third, "ground tied spirits" which are tied to a specific location,
they can't move nor attack you. When you are close to one of these, the
camera filament box will show a blue light. After you take a picture of
these spirits, they will disappear.
Fourth, "seal spirits" which are sealing sealed doors. Once you take
the pictures which burns the written seals, their seal will also be
broken.


5-1. HATRED SPIRITS

5-2. FLOATING SPIRITS

5-3. GROUND TIED SPIRITS

5-4. SEAL SPIRITS


(coming soon)


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6. SECRETS

[After Game Clear (load from a clear data file)]
- Your camera will retain the power ups you gained for it previously
- You items (excluding Key Items) will remain as it was previously
- Your files (notes, scrapbook) will remain as they were previously
- Story Mode will contain some new options
  - "Chapter" allows you to select the chapter you want to start with
  - "Difficulty" from Normal to Nightmare
    (spirits become stronger, camera filament box becomes
non-responsive)
  - "Costume" allows you to select a different costume for Miku
    (Normal, Special 1, Special 2, Special 3)
- New Battle Mode where you clear missions by defeating spirits in a
given time
  - "Costume" allows you to select a different costume for Miku
    (Normal, Special 1, Special 2, Special 3)
  - "Camera Setting" to give your camera power ups
  - "Mission Select" to choose the mission and start the game
- New Sound Test for you to listen to all the music you've heard in the
game

[Alternate Ending]
- Choose "Nightmare" as your game difficulty, and play from the
Prologue chapter to the end, and you will see a different ending.

[Extra Film Supply]
- Every time your 14 Type Film runs below 30 frames, go to a save point
and choose the "Film" option, and you will be given 30 frames of 14
Type Film.

[Struggle]
- When Miku is caught by a spirit, press the X button to prevent your
HP from dropping too severely.

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7. SELECTED PRO ACTION REPLAY CODES

HP Won't Decrease
9C9A82A8 204EE7C2
9C9A82AC 344DE611
9C9A82B0 B74DD041

Item Modification (xx=88 makes 99 quantity)
3CB4BB8A 1456E7xx - Ten Thousand Leaf Pill
3CB4BB8B 1456E7xx - Holy God Water
3CB4BB88 1456E7xx - 07 Type Film
3CB4BB89 1456E7xx - 14 Type Film
3CB4BB86 1456E7xx - 37 Type Film
3CB4BB87 1456E7xx - 70 Type Film
3CB4BB8C 1456E7xx - 90 Type Film
3CB4BB8D 1456E7xx - Spirit Stone
3CB4BB8E 1456E7xx - Red Hand Mirror (event item)
3CB4BB8F 1456E7xx - Black Turtle Stone (event item)
3CB4BB90 1456E7xx - Mirror Stone
* values after "90" all seem to be event items which changes values
during the game and are unstable

All Non-Event Items 99 Quantity
1CB4BB88 F5734488
1CB4BB8C F5734488

High Speed When Press X
1CB1D47C 1456E7A6

Main Character Invisible
1CB1D448 1456E7A5

Strange World
1CB1D454 1456E7A5

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8. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


(to be added in the future)


For story questions, ask Onmyouji.
For gameplay questions, ask Muni Shinobu.
For PAR questions, ask Peas on Earth.

* If you send a question to the wrong person, we will forward it to the
right one for you. If you send identical questions to all three
persons, your question will not be answered.

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Onmyouji thanks Maul for his walkthrough which got him started with the
game.
Muni Shinobu thanks Onmyouji for constantly asking him for information
about the game, which led to some of the information portions of this
FAQ.
Peas on Earth thanks Tomo, Uma, and Kopperia for creating the codes.

Big thanks to CJayC for creating and maintaining GameFAQs.com.


This FAQ/Walkthrough is written based on the Japanese version of the
game "Rei ~Zero~".

Rei ~Zero~ official website:
http://www.tecmo.co.jp/product/zero/index2.htm


This FAQ/Walkthrough can also be found at Muni Shinobu's FAQ Page:
http://www.geocities.com/muni_shinobu/faq/index.html



This Document Copyright 2002 Onmyouji, Muni Shinobu, & Peas on Earth