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    Versus Mode FAQ by Shadow47001

    Updated: 03/30/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Star Ocean Till the End of Time - Versus Mode FAQ
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    Copyright 2004, Shadow47001
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    Table of Contents
    
    I.   Introduction
         A. How to unlock Versus Mode
    II.  Characters
    III. Trading Cards
    IV.  Stages
    V.   Credits
    
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    I. Introduction
    
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    This is a guide for the unlockable Versus Mode. In this mode, you
    fight against your party members in various areas you've visited with a 
    timer on or off, and in either a one-on-one style or a free-for-all up 
    to three combatants. Also, you can play this mode with 2 players.
    
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    A. How to Unlock Versus Mode
    
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    To unlock this mode, you must go to the Aquatic Gardens of Surferio,
    which is west of Irisa Fields (south of Aquios/north of Peterny),
    and obtain the Paracelsus's Table at the very end. After doing so, 
    bring the item to Welch, who is in the inventor's guild in Peterny. 
    You can then play Versus Mode by talking to her.
    
    A common question people ask is why they cannot give the Table to Welch.
    You can only give the Table after getting Maria in your party.
    
    Here are the answers to the moving block puzzles if anyone has problems 
    with the 3 puzzles there:
    
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    Solution #1:
    
    (Be sure your camera is centered)
    
    - Move the left white block up
    - Move the right red block left
    - Go up and move the furthest left white block left
    - Go up past the block you just moved and move the blue block up
    - Exit this section North
    
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    Solution #2:
    
    (Be sure your camera is centered)
    
    - Move the first red block down
    
    - Go down along its path and move the lower yellow block left
    
    - Go down and move the white block left
    
    - Go to where the white block stopped, two panels left is a red block, 
      move it left
    
    - One panel right and up from where the red block stopped is a white 
      block, move it left
    
    - You can now access the blue block above where the white block was 
      before you moved it, move that blue block up
    
    - Go to the Northwest corner and open the chest containing Smithery 
      Materials
    
    - Exit North and follow the path to a chest containing a Holy Sword
    
    - Go back to the puzzle and reactivate the blocks using the green panels 
      on the East side
    
    - Move the first red block down
    
    - Go down along its path and move the lower yellow block left
    
    - Go down and move the white block left
    
    - Go to where the white block stopped, two panels left is a red block, 
      move it left
    
    - See where the red block was before you pushed it (the one you just 
      pushed), two panels up from where it was is another red block, move 
      it up
    
    - One panel down and left of where the red block lands is a blue block, 
      move it up
    
    - Go around to the left, as you head down you'll come to a hole in the 
      ground you cannot pass, don't do anything yet, just remember this spot
    
    - Go to the Southeast corner right now and open the chest to receive 
      Synthesis Materials
    
    - Go back to the point I told you to note and push the red block (one 
      panel up and right of the hole) to the right.
    
    - Exit the map to the West
    
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    Solution #3:
    
    (For this one, position the camera facing South. It is easiest and all 
     directions will pertain to the camera facing that way)
    
    - Push the white block on the left, up
    
    - Push the red block one panel right of where it lands, up
    
    - Two panels above where the first white block landed, on the left is a 
      blue block, push it up
    
    - Go up from there and push the red block up
    
    - Grab the chest containing Anointed Chain Mail
    
    - One panel down and two panels right of where the red block landed is 
      another red block, push it to the right
    
    - One panel below where that red block started is a white block, go 
      around and push it up
    
    - One panel up, and one panel right of where the white block started is 
      a red block you're already pushed, push it back to the left
    
    - One panel up from where the red block just was is a blue block, push 
      it up
    
    - One panel right of where the blue block just was is a yellow block, 
      push it right
    
    - Go back down to the green initializer
    
    - Look at the large gap that goes left to right just above the 
      initializer, go just above that gap and run as far as you can to the 
      right.  When you get there, there will be a yellow block above you, 
      push it up.  If the block doesn't go up it means you aren't far enough 
      to the right and you're pushing the wrong block.  The block I'm 
      referring to will slide up one panel and two panels to the right. 
      Just look at the track to make sure.
    
    - From where you pushed the block, go up two panels, left one and up 
      one. You'll be right below a white block.  Push it up.  It should get 
      stopped by a yellow block you put there a few steps ago.
    
    - Go up to that yellow block that stopped it and push it back to the 
      left. The exit above you is now open.  Go up out of the puzzle.
    
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    II. Characters
    
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    When selecting your character, it'll ask which skill set-up you want.
    Here are all of the skill set-ups for each character.
    
    Also, only 6 of the 10 characters are available from the start, you 
    have to find 4 different trading cards to get the other characters.
    
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    Fayt
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    How to get: Available from start
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Emphasize Hit No.       Balanced       Agility-Oriented
    
    Short X     Blade of Fury         Side Kick       Blade of Fury
    Long  X          N/A            Shotgun Blast     Dimension Door
    Short O        Air Raid            Charge           Side Kick
    Long  O         Drain             Ice Blade           Stun
    Support     Increase Fury            N/A         Standby Healing
    Support          N/A                 N/A               N/A
    
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    Cliff
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    How to get: Available from start
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Charging Style       Emphasize Hit No.      Balanced
    
    Short X   Aerial Assault        Electric Fists      Fists of Fury
    Long  X    Fiery Tackle              N/A            Aerial Assault
    Short O       Charge            Acrobat Locus      Hammer of Might
    Long  O        N/A                   N/A                 N/A
    Support        N/A              Increase Fury            N/A
    Support        N/A                   N/A                 N/A
    
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    Nel
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    How to get: Available form start
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Short-Range          Mid-Range            Long-Range
    
    Short X      Charge         Lightning Chain         Shadow Wave
    Long  X       N/A             Shadow Wave         Lightning Chain
    Short O   Divine Wrath         Shockwave            Shadow Wave
    Long  O     Whirlwind             N/A            Flying Guillotine
    Support       N/A              No Guard                 N/A
    Support       N/A                 N/A                   N/A
    
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    Roger
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    How to get: Obtain Trading Card 4
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Short-Range          Mid-Range            Long-Range
    
    Short X      Charge          Raging Helmet         Flying Torpedo
    Long  X    Fiery Fury             N/A              Whirling Heat
    Short O   Piecing Claw        Fiery Fury                N/A
    Long  O       N/A                 N/A                Bug Triad
    Support   Increase Fury        No Guard            Increase Fury
    Support       N/A                 N/A             Standby Healing
    
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    Maria
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    How to get: Available from start
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Short-Range          Mid-Range            Long-Range
    
    Short X  Crescent Locus      Gravity Bullet           Charge
    Long  X   Pulse Blast         Laser Blast          Aiming Device
    Short O   Triple Kick           Charge             Scatter Beam
    Long  O      N/A                  N/A             Radiation Bots
    Support  Increase Fury            N/A                  N/A
    Support      N/A                  N/A                  N/A
    
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    Albel
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    How to get: Obtain Trading Card 1
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Balanced          MP-Attack-Oriented        Simple
    
    Short X  Shockwave Swirl        Aura Wall             Aerial
    Long  X   Air Slash         Palm of Destruction        Stun
    Short O   Double Slash        Hand of Doom            Charge
    Long  O   Dragon Roar              N/A            Increase HP Dmg
    Support      N/A                   N/A             Increase Fury
    Support      N/A                   N/A                  N/A
    
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    Peppita
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    How to get: Available from start
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Balanced             Simple            Ranged-Oriented
    
    Short X    Kaboom              Charge                 Stun
    Long  X  Instanto Blast     Instanto Blast          Magic Hook
    Short O    Charge              Aerial             Faerie Friend
    Long  O   Magic Hook            N/A                    N/A
    Support      N/A            Increase Fury            No Guard
    Support      N/A           Critical Hit HP             N/A
    
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    Sophia
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    How to get: Available from start
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Long-Range          Short-Range             Simple
    
    Short X   Earth Glaive          Charge                Charge
    Long  X    Fire Bolt            Drain                  Stun
    Short O   Lightning Blast       Efreet             Critical Hit
    Long  O   Thunder Flare        Fire Bolt               N/A
    Support  Standby Healing    Critical Hit HP          No Guard
    Support   Increase Fury          N/A             Critical Hit HP
    
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    Mirage
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    How to get: Obtain Trading Card 4
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Balanced            Ranged-Oriented         Charging
    
    Short X   Crescent Locus      Sphere of Might          Charge
    Long  X   Aerial Assault      Hammer of Might           Stun
    Short O   Electric Fists        Triple Kick         Avenger Charge
    Long  O     N/A                     N/A                  N/A
    Support     N/A                Increase Fury       Standby Healing
    Support     N/A                     N/A                  N/A
    
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    Adray
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    How to get: Obtain Trading Card 3
    
    Skill set-ups:
              Long-Range             Simple               Charging
    
    Short X  Lightning Blast        Fire Bolt            Chaos Tide
    Long  X   Fire Bolt             Fire Bolt            Chaos Tide
    Short O   Earth Glaive          Titan Fist             Charge
    Long  O    Sirocco                 N/A                   N/A
    Support      N/A                No Guard           Standby Healing
    Support      N/A                   N/A                   N/A
    
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    III. Trading Cards
    
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    If you have the appropriate card, you can choose a different costume
    for your character when selecting characters.
    
    To activate these costumes, you have to press a different button to
    select the character other than X.
    
    What to press to select a different costume:
    
    1P - X
    2P - Triangle
    3P - Square
    4P - R1
    5P - L2
    6P - R2
    
    Note: 5P and 6P costumes are only available to Fayt and Sophia.
    
    Do note that most of these cards cannot be obtained until you either
    have the Ring of Disintegration, or have beaten the game (most of these
    are in optional dungeons only accessible after you have beaten the game.)
    So if you cannot get them now (which will be the case for a lot of these),
    wait till later in the game.
    
    Also, I only listed the area its in, not the exact location. You're gonna
    have to explore a bit to find some of them.
    
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    Trading Card 1                         Trading Card EX10
    Location: Moonbase                     Location: Urssa Cave Temple
    Unlocks: Albel                         Unlocks: Mirage 3P
    
    Trading Card 2                         Trading Card EX11
    Location: Sphere 211, 5F               Location: Urssa Cave Temple
    Unlocks: Roger                         Unlocks: Fayt 4P
    
    Trading Card 3                         Trading Card EX12
    Location: Spiral Tower, 1F             Location: Urssa Lava cave
    Unlocks: Adray                         Unlocks: Sophia 4P
    
    Trading Card 4                         Trading Card EX13
    Location: Ruins of Mosel, B2F          Location: Maze of Tribulations, B3F
    Unlocks: Mirage                        Unlocks: Maria 4P
    
    Trading Card EX1                       Trading Card EX14
    Location: Moonbase                     Location: Maze of Tribulations, B7F
    Unlocks: Fayt 3P                       Unlocks: Cliff 4P
    
    Trading Card EX2                       Trading Card EX15
    Location: Sphere 211, 3F               Location: Maze of Tribulations, B5F
    Unlocks: Sophia 3P                     Unlocks: Nel 4P
    
    Trading Card EX3                       Trading Card EX16
    Location: Bequerel Mine                Location: Ruins of Coffir
    Unlocks: Maria 3P                      Unlocks: Albel 4P
    
    Trading Card EX4                       Trading Card EX17
    Location: Kirsla Caverns               Location: Sphere 211, 141F
    Unlocks: Cliff 3P                      Unlocks: Roger 4P
    
    Trading Card EX5                       Trading Card EX18
    Location: Duggus Forest                Location: Sphere 211, 140F
    Unlocks: Nel 3P                        Unlocks: Peppita 4P
    
    Trading Card EX6                       Trading Card EX19
    Location: Ruins of Mosel, B1F          Location: Sphere 211, 188F
    Unlocks: Albel 3P                      Unlocks: Adray 4P
    
    Trading Card EX7                       Trading Card EX20
    Location: Sphere 211, 16F              Location: SPhere 211, 172F
    Unlocks: Roger 3P                      Unlocks: Mirage 4P
    
    Trading Card EX8                       Trading Card EX21
    Location: Sphere 211, 50F              Location: Sphere 211, 188F
    Unlocks: Peppita 3P                    Unlocks: Fayt 5P and 6P
    
    Trading Card EX9                       Trading Card EX22
    Location: Urssa Cave Temple            Location: Sphere 211, 199F
    Unlocks: Adray 3P                      Unlocks: Sophia 5P and 6P
    
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    IV. Stages
    
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    After choosing the characters who will participate in the battle,
    you are taken to the next screen where you select the battle arena.
    
    You unlock more battle arenas as you progress throughout the game.
    
    If you press and hold one or a combination of the R1/R2/L1/R2 buttons
    while selecting the arena, you can change the battle music.
    
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    1.  Battle Simulator
    2.  Evacuation Corridor
    3.  Duggus Forest A
    4.  Duggus Forest B
    5.  Ruins of Coffir Outdoors
    6.  Ruins of Coffir Hideout
    7.  Ruins of Coffir Jail
    8.  Airyglyph Castle Dungeon
    9.  Airyglyph Aqueducts
    10. Elicoor Field Snowy Mountains
    11. Kirlsa Caverns
    12. Elicoor Field Mountainous Region
    13. Elicoor Field Wasteland
    14. Kirlsa Training Facility
    15. Aerial Arena
    16. Elicoor Field Plains
    17. Pesotto Forest
    18. Aquatic Gardens, Surferio
    19. Bequerel Mine Inside Cavern
    20. Bequerel Mine Outisde Cavern
    21. Elicoor FieldDuring War
    22. Sealed Cavern
    23. Shrine of Kaddan
    24. Passage from Parch to Plenty
    25. Mosel Dunes
    26. Ancient Ruins of Mosel
    27. Mountains of Barr Waterfall Area
    28. Mountains of Barr
    29. Barr Caves
    30. The Runs of Barr
    31. Urssa Lava Caves
    32. Dwelling of Crosell
    33. Ancient Ruins of Mosel Waterway 1
    34. Ancient Ruins of Mosel Waterway 2
    35. Ancient Ruins of Mosel Waterway 3
    36. Moonbase
    37. Planet Styx Before Collapse
    38. Planet Styx Time Gate
    39. Arkives
    40. Sphere Company Foyer
    41. Sphere Company General Block
    42. Sphere Company Computer Block
    43. Sphere Company Elevator
    44. Planet Styx After Collapse
    45. Firewall
    46. Spiral Tower A
    47. Spiral Tower B
    48. Spiral Tower C
    49. Luther's Private Lab
    50. Maze of Tribulations
    51. Urssa Cave Temple
    52. Ethereal Queen Hall of Worship
    53. Ethereal Queen Flower Garden
    
    Info:
    - Maze of Tribulations is located in Kirsla. You cannot enter until
      you have beaten the game.
    
    - Urssa Cave Temple is located in the northeast room in Crosell's lair.
      You cannot enter until you have beaten the game.
    
    - The Ethereal Queen area is in Sphere 211 when it's an optional dungeon, 
      at the top floor.
    
    - If you have difficulty getting an area, just keep fighting in that area,
      you should be able to get it eventually.
    
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    V. Credits
    
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    Thanks to...
    
    - A I e x for his info on the cards/stages, and solutions to the puzzles