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    Sphere Break Play Guide by KADFC

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                 Final Fantasy X-2's Sphere Break Cheat Sheet (Guide)
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      Created by: KADFC (aka Fabian Chang)    Email: New_KADFC@hotmail.com
      Created on: August 21st 2005 at 4:45PM Pacific Time
      Copyright KADFC 2005
      First Version Submitted on: August 25 2005 at 10:20AM Pacific Time
      Current Version: 1.00
      Current Version Submitted on: August 25 2005 at 10:20AM Pacific Time
    
    
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                                  Table of Content
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      1. Introducion
      2. Knowing the Terms
      3. Tips for Normal Play
      4. The Cheat Sheet
         - Two Coins Per Turn
         - Three Coins Per Turn
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                    Introduction
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      I'm typing this guide without know if it will be accepted, hopefully it
      will be accepted. If it gets posted, I will continue the list, to a certain
      limit because I don't want to spam on gamefaqs.
    
      A long time ago, during my second time through the game, I was doing pretty
      good on Sphere Break. Sphere Break is a mini-game that you play in Luca
      on Chapter 3. The prize in Chapter 3 is Lady Luck, the Dress Sphere.
    
      Some times I was doing very good and at other times, I couldn't beat the
      easiest character (10 turns, 25 Quotas). So then, I started to realize that
      there was a certain pattern and I started to write it down on paper, it
      worked wonders after I knew what my Core Sphere were.
    
      I lost that list, but hey, I can make it again. So now I'm here trying to
      accomplish this task, but at the same time I will use this guide for my
      ODINS (One Day In No Saves). Which is to finish Shuyin off before the 24
      hours mark is reached. If you have played this game 2 or 3 times, you
      should know this is more than possible. The reason for me using this
      guide, I need Lady Luck and I want to be 100% sure that I can get it.
      Without it, my strategy is destroyed and I would need to make a new one.
    
      O, by the way, before you use this guide, I hope you have at least won 5
      Sphere Break matches. So that you can get what I'm talking about, as well
      as know how it all works.
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                 Knowing the Terms
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      Just like in the game itself (NA version), I would use the same terms. In
      this section, I would give examples of how to play Sphere Break, as well
      as how to use this guide effectively.
    
      Entry Coins: The ones in the very middle of the playing screen. They have
        the color of yellow. There are 4 of them and each of them have a number.
        These coins won't ever dissappear, so you can keep on using them, yet they
        won't add to your quota. Read 'Quota' for more info.
    
      Border Coins: All the coins around the Entry Coins. There are 12 of them.
        They have the color of blue, or close to it. Selecting these coins add to
        your quota. Read 'Quota' for more info. Also, regardless if you use the
        Border Coins, or not, during a turn, they'll be replaced or removed. The
        number of border coins removed equals the number of coins you used to make
        the break. After you have used up half the number of turns, the rate in
        which they come back becomes more frequent.
    
      Core Number: In the very center of the playing screen. It's bright blue and
        this determines what you need to combine. Read "How to play" for more info.
    
      Quota: This is how you need to get to win the match. Quota needed to win
        against anyone is different. The highest Quota ever needed is when you
        play against Shinra, which is 100, in Chapter 5. It's 50 if you're playing
        against him in Chapter 3. At the beginning of the match with Shinra, your
        quota should read 0/50, if on Chapter 3. Unable to get that many quotas by
        the end of the Time Limit or the given Turns, you lose.
    
      Turns: This is how many chances you can get to complete/collect the required
        Quota. If you are not able to do this, you lose.
    
      Time Limit: This is how much time, in seconds, you get to use one of your
        turns. If it reaches 0 and you still haven't Sphere Breaked it yet, you
        lose.
    
      How to play:
       You must select coins' numbers, and have them add up to a multiple of the
       Core Number. The coins that you can select are the Entry Coins and Border
       Coins. Remember, the first coin that you select must be one of the Entry
       Coins. After you selected one of those, then you can select any Border
       Coins, or any Entry Coins if you can find them useful.
    
     Example: (Not on scale)
    
    .-------------------------------------------------------------------.
    | Turns:     |    Sum:     0#                                       |
    | Time:      |                             Choose another coin.     |
    | Quota:     |    Break Multiples:       1#        2#       3#      |
    |____________|______________________________________________________|
    |            |                                                      |
    |            |                                                      |
    |            |     B            B                 B            B    |
    |Coint Count:|                                                      |
    |     4#     |           ---------------------------------          |
    |            |          |                                 |         |
    | Echo:      |          |                                 |         |
    |     5#     |     B    |       E                 E       |    B    |
    |            |          |                                 |         |
    |            |          |              Core               |         |
    |            |          |             Number              |         |
    |            |          |                                 |         |
    |            |     B    |       E                 E       |    B    |
    |            |          |                                 |         |
    |            |          |                                 |         |
    |            |           ---------------------------------          |
    |            |                                                      |
    |            |     B            B                 B            B    |
    |            |                                                      |
    |            |                                                      |
    .-------------------------------------------------------------------.
    
     0# = Your current sum. Meaning its the total of all the coins' number that
          you have selected. If you have selected 5 and 6, this will say 11.
    
     1#, 2#, 3# = These are the multiples of the Core Number. If the Core Number
                  is 2 and you haven't selected any coins, it will say 2 4 6.
    
     4# & #5 = Explained in more details later on later on. Coint count is the
               number of coins you used on the last sphere break (aka last turn).
               Echos is how much quota you'll gain if you keep on using the same
               number of coins for this turn.
    
     B = Border Coins
    
     E = Entry Coin
    
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      Coin Count and Echo
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      This is how you'll win most of your battles easily. All you need to do is
      keep on using the same number of coins for each turn. Using more or less
      coins will restart the cycle, so you'll probably need to keep that in mind.
      The Echo only gives quota after you have repeated the Coin Count once, and
      if you do it again, it will stack up.
    
      Example:
       Turn 1           Turn 2           Turn 3            QB = Quota Bonus
       Coins used: 3    Coins used: 3    Coins used: 3
       Echo -> 0        Echo -> 1        Echo -> 2
                        QB = +1          QB = +2
    
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       Echo Table
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       This table displays the number of Quota you can earn for using the same
       number of coins in every turn. Total Gained is how quota will be earned
       in total from all previous echoes. This list does not count any quota
       gained by using Border Coins.
    
       Note: If the Core Number is 1, then the whole process starts over again.
             Regardless how well you were doing.
    
       .------------------------------------------.
       |# of Turns | Quota Gained | Total Gained  |
       |------------------------------------------|
       |    1      |      0       |       0       |
       |    2      |      1       |       1       |
       |    3      |      2       |       3       |
       |    4      |      3       |       6       |
       |    5      |      4       |      10       |
       |    6      |      5       |      15       |
       |    7      |      6       |      21       |
       |    8      |      7       |      28       |
       |    9      |      8       |      36       |
       |   10      |      9       |      45       |
       |   11      |     10       |      55       |
       |   12      |     11       |      66       |
       |   13      |     12       |      78       |
       |   14      |     13       |      91       |
       |   15      |     14       |     105       |
       |   16      |     15       |     120       |
       |   17      |     16       |     136       |
       |   18      |     17       |     153       |
       |   19      |     18       |     171       |
       |   20      |     19       |     190       |
       |   21      |     20       |     210       |
       |   22      |     21       |     231       |
       |   23      |     22       |     253       |
       |   24      |     23       |     276       |
       |   25      |     24       |     300       |
       |   26      |     25       |     325       |
       |   27      |     26       |     351       |
       |   28      |     27       |     378       |
       |   29      |     28       |     406       |
       |   30      |     29       |     435       |
       .------------------------------------------.
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                 Tips for Normal Play
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      These are a few ways that you can master this game without the cheat sheet
      that is mentioned later on in this Guide.
    
      1. Decide to use either 2, 3, or 4 coins per turn. Then aim to get that
         many coins used per turn.
    
      2. Never do 1 coin per turn echoes. Soon you're going to be left with 7 or
         less coins, and some of them might even be duplicates.
    
      3. If you're doing 2s, find 2 coins that equals a multiple of the Core
         Number. Remember, one Entry and one Border. If you can't find a border,
         you may use another Entry.
    
      4. If you're doing 3s, pick any coin that isn't already a multiple of the
         Core number. Then look at the Break Multiple Numbers, subtract one of
         them with your sum to get a new number. Memorize that number and keep
         saying that number to yourself, next find two numbers that adds up to
         that. But, be careful and do a 2er instead. If you noticed that one of the
         coins will make it a 2er, use the other one first.
    
      5. If you're doing 4s, pick any two coins that isn't a multiple of the Core
         Number. Then do the same thing mentioned in 3. Be warned that even though
         this works well to finish off Shinra off fast, you sometime might be
         stuck with coins that forces you to do a combo besides a 4er. So if
         you're using this, make sure to pick 2 or 3 Border Coins for your combo
         for every turn.
    
      6. From a small part of 5, always make sure to pick Border Coins while
         trying to do any combo, at least 1. You never might know when that
         sneaky '1' (as in Core Number) to ruin your game.
    
      7. Never get mad because you used the wrong coins. And don't throw the
         controller on the ground or at anyone. It's your own fault. Also, did
         you think patiently for 20 seconds before selecting a coin?
    
      8. If this still doesn't help you get the right combo, read on.
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                  The Cheat Sheet
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      You can find this very hard to use or very simple. If you want to use this
      with ease, I suggest you write this down on notebook paper, preferably
      college rule paper.
    
      This list will require you to first look up one of the Entry Coin (the one
      that you're planning to use), and then look directly at the Core Number.
    
      Here a small tutorial:
       U = The number that is being used per turn
       E = Entry Coin being used
    
    
     Refer to A   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Refer to B _  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 
      /      \   /                                                 \
      |      |   |                                                  |
       U =  3  
       E =  1 |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  11      12      13      14      15      16      17
                 |                                                  |
                  \_ _ _ _ _ _ Refer to C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _/
    
      A = Like mentioned above, these are the coins used per turn and Entry Coin.
          The coins used per turn will be organized, so you'll need to pay
          attention to which entry coin is being used, aka E.
    
      B = These are the Core Numbers. If the Core number is 8, look down at the C.
          section. Read C for more details.
    
      C = These are the numbers that you can use to make a Sphere Break. 16
          doesn't mean sixteen. It means to use the coins that have 1 and 6, as
          listed under 8. 1 + 6 = 7. Now take that 7 and add it with the Entry
          Coin (E) and you'll get 8, which makes a Sphere Break
    
      There are some things you should know about my listing, espically on C. If
      list 494, that means select 4 first, then 9, and then 4. If you select 4
      and 4, and then 9 last, I can't guarantee that a sphere break will occur
      before you select 9.
    
      Also, my listing will display all possible combination. Even if there were
      some other combination, it would just have number flipped around only.
    
      A multiple of 1 won't ever be on the list because all numbers are a multiple
      of 1. Therefore, getting a 1 as a Core Number is bad.
    
      If you know your entry coins already, just copy down the table that has it.
      You don't need to use all the tables to get the concept of this guide.
    
      For the first version, Coins combination for using 2 and 3 coins will be
      listed. I have started to work on 4, but you couldn't imagine how long it
      takes to write that list up. I may need to minimize that list and find
      duplicates of the same number. 2s are used to easily beat low quota players.
      3s can beat any player as long as Core Number 1 doesn't frequently show up.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                 Two Coins Per Turn
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      This is the list all possible combination using 2 coins.
    
      Best overall Entry Coin to use (Best to Worse):
       1st: 1 & 7
       2nd: 3, 5, & 9
       3rd: 4
       Others: (6 & 8), 2
       
    
       U =  2  
       E =  1 | 2     | 3     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8
                3       5       7       9
                5       8
                7
                9
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  2 | 3     | 5     | 7     | 9     |
      -----------------------------------------
                1       3       5       7
                4       8
                7
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  3 | 2     | 4     | 5     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      ---------------------------------------------------------
                1       1       2       4       5       6
                3       5       7
                5       9
                7
                9
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  4 | 3     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      ---------------------------------------------------------
                2       1       2       3       4       5
                5       6       8
                8
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  5 | 2     | 4     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      ---------------------------------------------------------
                1       3       1       2       3       4
                3       7       7       9
                5
                7
                9
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  6 | 4     | 5     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      -------------------------------------------------
                2       4       1       2       3
                6       9       8
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  7 | 2     | 3     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 8     | 9     |
      -----------------------------------------------------------------
                1       2       1       3       5       1       2
                3       5       5       8
                5       8       9
                7
                9
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  8 | 3     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 9     |
      -------------------------------------------------
                1       2       4       6       1
                4       7
                7
    
    
       U =  2  
       E =  9 | 2     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     |
      ---------------------------------------------------------
                1       3       1       3       5       7
                3       7       6       9
                5
                7
                9
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                Three Coins Per Turn
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      This is the list all possible combination using 3 coins.
    
      Best overall Entry Coin to use (Best to Worse):
       1st: 1
       2nd: 7
       3rd: 3 & 5
       Others: 2, 9, 4, 8, 6
    
    82
       U =  3  
       E =  1 | 2     | 3     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                21      11      12      13      14      15      16      17
                23      14      16      18      23      24      25      26
                25      17      25      22      29      33      34      35
                27      32      29      27      38      49      69      44
                29      35      43      36      47      58      87      98
                41      38      47      54      65      76
                43      44      56      59      89
                45      47      69      68
                47      62      83      77
                49      65      89
                61      68
                63      77
                65      92
                67      95
                69      98
                81
                83
                85
                87
                89
    
    62
       U =  3  
       E =  2 | 3     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      -----------------------------------------------------------------
                22      11      12      13      14      15      16
                25      15      17      19      23      24      25
                28      19      26      22      39      35      34
                31      33      44      28      48      59      88
                34      37      49      37      66      77      97
                37      42      53      55      75      86
                55      46      58      64
                58      55      67      79
                61      59      99      88
                64      77
                67      82
                91      86
                94      99
                97
    
    63
       U =  3  
       E =  3 | 2     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      -----------------------------------------------------------------
                21      27      11      12      13      14      15
                23      32      16      18      22      23      24
                25      37      34      27      29      49      33
                27      41      39      45      38      67      78
                29      45      48      63      56      85      96
                41      49      52      69      74
                43      67      57      78      99
                45      81      66
                47      85      89
                49      89
                61
                63
                65
                67
                69
                81
                83
                85
                87
                89
    
    50
       U =  3  
       E =  4 | 3     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      ---------------------------------------------------------
                11      24      11      12      13      14
                14      29      17      19      22      23
                17      33      35      28      39      68
                32      38      44      46      57      77
                35      47      59      55      66      95
                38      51      62      73      84
                44      56      68      89
                47      79      77
                62      88
                65
                68
                77
                92
                95
                98
    
    63
       U =  3  
       E =  5 | 2     | 3     | 4     | 6     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      -----------------------------------------------------------------
                21      22      12      25      11      12      13
                23      25      16      34      18      29      22
                25      28      25      49      36      83      58
                27      31      29      58      45      47      67
                29      34      43      61      72      56      94
                41      37      47      67      79
                43      55      56              88
                45      61      83
                47      64
                49      67
                61      91
                63      94
                65      97
                67
                69
                81
                83
                85
                89
    
    39
       U =  3  
       E =  6 | 4     | 5     | 7     | 8     | 9     |
      -------------------------------------------------
                11      13      26      11      12
                15      22      35      19      48
                19      18      44      37      57
                33      27      69      46      66
                37      36      71      55      93
                42      54      78      82
                46      59              99
                55      68
                59      77
                77
                82
                86
    
    71
       U =  3  
       E =  7 | 2     | 3     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 8     | 9     |
      -----------------------------------------------------------------
                21      11      23      12      14      27      11
                23      14      27      17      23      36      38
                25      17      36      26      29      45      47
                27      32      41      44      38      81      56
                29      35      45      49      47      89      92
                41      38      49      53      56
                43      44      67      58      89
                45      47      81      67
                47      62      85      99
                49      65      89
                61      68
                63      77
                65      92
                67      95
                69      98
                81
                83
                85
                87
                89
    
    44
       U =  3  
       E =  8 | 3     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 9     |
      -------------------------------------------------
                22      11      13      15      28
                25      16      22      24      37
                28      34      19      33      46
                31      39      28      49      55
                34      48      37      58      91
                37      52      55      76
                55      57      64
                58      66      79
                61      89      88
                64
                67
                88
                91
                94
                97
    
    58
       U =  3  
       E =  9 | 2     | 4     | 5     | 6     | 7     | 8     |
      ---------------------------------------------------------
                21      12      24      12      14      16
                23      16      29      18      23      25
                25      25      33      27      39      34
                29      29      38      45      48      69
                27      43      47      63      66      78
                29      47      51      69      75
                41      56      56      78
                43      69      79
                45      83      88
                47      87
                49      
                61
                63
                65
                67
                69
                81
                83
                85
                87
                89
    
    
    
    
    
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