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    Sidequest/Secrets FAQ by hitomitojite

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    Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
    The Secrets and Side quests FAQS
    First version: May 15 2003
    Copyright 2003 WaiLong Li
    
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    This is my very first FAQS. My translating may not be the best, but I 
    have tried my best!!! If you have any comment, question, or if you find 
    any mistakes in this FAQS, please feel free to email me, my email 
    address is once again hitomitojite@hotmail.com.
    
    Okay... Let's do a little introduction about the game after all the boring 
    copyright stuff. First of all, Soul Hackers has a very high replay value. (Me, 
    myself have clear this game like more than 5 times.) There are tons of secrets 
    in the game. There is also a lot of extra stuff in the replay mode. Actually, 
    the Nakama making system is already a reason for you to play this game more 
    then one time. Thanks for Altus for making such a cool game. I seriously think 
    this game is one of the greatest RPG of all time. (No doubt that this is also 
    my favorite megaten game. Too bad there is no American version made...)
    
    About the boss fight sections of this guide, I will only provide the weak 
    points or some highlights about the boss but not the strategies on how to fight 
    them since I believe everyone focus their characters on difference attributes 
    than the other and there will not be a way to provide a strategy for everyone. 
    
    I.	Optional Quests
    1.	Amami Bypass
    2.	VR Park
    3.	Special Power Research Center
    II.	Replay Mode
    1.	General Information
    2.	Rescuing Spookie
    3.	Maria's Heart
    III.	Secret - Gain's Mini Games
    IV.	Dungeon Q 
    
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    I. Optional Quests
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    At certain points of the game, you will be able to go to some places that you 
    could not go earlier and they are totally optional.
    
    1.	Amami Bypass 天海バイパス
    #How to get there?
    After clearing the second vision quest. (The one that takes place at the 
    Amami Airport), go to the public bathroom at VR and talk to the old man 
    there. Tell him yes and then go to the VR bank. In front of the bank, 
    give out a positive answer again to accept to job of killing the ghost at 
    Amami Bypass. You can get to the Amami Bypass by passing through the stop 
    located in Yurajima 由良島.
    
    # Reward
    You will get 50000 yen reward after killing the boss.
    
    2.	VR Park VRパーク
    #How to get there?
    After clearing Leon Factory (レオン自工), your main character's ID will get 
    erased. Go get your fake ID at EL-115 and then access to VR at your base 
    at Shibahama (芝浜). The park will be found in the theater. Enter it. The 
    people in the Park will tell you the Park got invaded. 
    
    #When should I clear it?
    You have to clear it before you clear the stage of Algon headquarter.
    
    #Walkthough
    You wont encounter any enemies there. However, be careful that you will 
    have to fight when you open a treasure chest. There will be some brushes, 
    which are lighter in color as the other and you can jump over them. At 
    some point you will find a place with a lot of doorframes. You can only 
    go through 2 of them before you exist that area. (It is not hard; just 
    remember you can jump over some of the brushes) Open your map and you 
    will find a gate in the middle part of the map. It only opens during new 
    moon. Remember to open all the chests since there are some valuable items 
    there. Soon, you will find another gate. Enter it and there will be a 
    boss fight
    
    #Boss fight 
    An easy boss comes with two fire-weak demons、but watch out for the charm 
    magic that the demons will use.
    
    3.	Special Power Research Center霊能力研究所
    #How to get there?
    After clearing the mall stage, check your email at you base and you 
    should receive an email telling you that Dr. List is in Nijyoumon ニ上門. 
    Go there and you will find his research building there, a building that 
    is right across from Six's home.
    
    #Walkthough
    Watch out not to step on the banana skin on the floor or else your 
    characters will receive damage. You will eventually find a stairway on 
    the first floor but you have to go to the room next to it first to unlock 
    it. In the room, you will have to answer a question right. If you get it 
    wrong, it will set you back to the entrance. Same thing happens with the 
    second floor. On the third floor, there will be an area where there are 
    invisible walls. Use a Mihare no tama見晴れの玉 so you can see the walls 
    on the map. You will find a room written as the research room 研究室. 
    Enter it and there will be a boss fight.
    
    #Boss fight
    It can be very annoying if you don't know Japanese. The monkey will first 
    ask you 5 questions and you have to get all of them right. If you get one 
    wrong, you will be sent the to entrance of the invisible wall area. After 
    answering the question, the real boss fight will begin. The demons that 
    you will have to fight are going to use kamikaze attacks and there are 
    totally 4 of them, plus the monkey who can do serious damage on your 
    characters, so watch out. 
    
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    II. Replay Mode
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    1.	General Information
    The following are what you get in the replay mode:
    a.	The damage your enemies give you is 1.5 higher
    b.	The level of the demon you can make won't depend on your main 
    character's level. (Hoooray!!)
    c.	COMP INSTALLS フライデー (Friday) and ステイーブン(Steven. I guess it 
    is named after our beloved friend from megaten), which allow your 
    to make demon start off with a maximum loyalty and demons that 
    have a higher level than your main character.
    d.	Rescuing Spookie become possible.
    e.	You have the money you save in the bank from game one
    f.	The coins you have in the casino from game 1. (Suggestion: Change 
    your money into coin as much as possible by the end of game one.)
    g.	Play mastermind in shops to earn precious items such as the 
    incense... if you are luck enough 
    h.	Talking to Maria become possible.
    
    2.	Rescuing Spookie
    There are couple things you have to do intend to save your leader.
    a.	When you meet 銀子(Ginko) n front of the hotel, tell her you don't 
    know(分らない).
    b.	After finished Algon Electronic, you will receive an email telling 
    you that Leader has betrayed your group. Six and the others become 
    angry and leave the truck. You will be ask to go with them, but 
    choose to stay in the truck (ここに残る).
    It will, of course, change the ending of the game.
    
    3.	Maria's Heart
    In game one, this girl in the Hotel won't talk to you. However, in replay 
    mode, if you keep talking to her, you will become good friend of her. 
    After clearing each stage, go talk to her until she does not say anything 
    new. Eventually in disc 2, if you go to the Hotel during the Stage of 
    Algon Headquarter, you will have a chance to bring her out to the shop 
    and EL-115.At the shop where an old woman is, Nemissa will say something 
    about how creepy those dolls in the shop are. Then you have to go to EL-
    115. Maria will ask Alpha and Beta to make her a heart. Alpha and Beta 
    then teach her that she already has one since there is something 
    important to her. 
    
    4.	Extra stuff
    a.	If your Nemissa is dead when you save at the end of your first 
    play, as you replay the game, she will be dead as she joins.
    b.	The equipments将門の兜and将門の具足 won't be in Nijyoumon in the 
    replay mode. However, it is possible to get them some place else.
    
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    III.	Secret
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    Mr. Gain's Mini Games
    It appears when the following conditions are satisfied:
    a)	It is not full moon
    b)	Your comp is not in DARK state
    c)	The smiley icon is displace when you choose the Talk option
    Choose carefully when you are asked the following question. If they give 
    you the answer as written below, you have 1/16 chance to play the mini 
    game in Chinami!!! The games are "Viva! Pilot" and "Rizumu de pan"(press 
    following the rhythm)
    
        Format:
        Question
        #Your Respond	
        *Demon's Respond
    
    1.	どんなこと、聞きたい?
    (What do you want to ask me about?)
         #1趣味はなに		
           What is your hobby?	
           *あーそうね。実はお馬さんの
           	Well... Actually...is horse racing
           #2好きな食べ物は	
           What kind of food do you like?
           *うーん、シイタケかな。
           Yeah, I like shiitake mushroom
    #3好きな格好は		
       What is your style?
    *やっぱりTシャツだね。お気に入りは・・・
       It is really T shirt!! My favorite one
    2.	ドゥフフ、オンナの話しようよ
    (Hee hee, let's talk about girls!!)
    #1今の恋人の話		
       Talk about your current girlfriend
    *イケてるね、チミ。バイバイいわせ・・・
       You are being good... Boring... Let's say goodbye
    #2理想の女性の話
    	Talk about your ideal type of girls 
    *・・・うん・・・なれはどなるほど
    	I see I see
    3.	どう?ボクのマイブーム。
    What do you think about my current obsession?
    #1おいしそう
    	It seems tasty		
         *いいでしょう。わかるね、これ
         	Isn't it good? You understand it
    #2今後は注目する	
       I will notice it from now on
           *それがいいね。いいのりしょてるね・・・
           	That's good. You can't help but follow... 
    4.	ペット飼おうと思うんだけど
    I am thinking about getting a pet but...
           #1ネコ			
           Cat
           *そうね、ネコがいいのかも
           	Yeah, maybe it is good to get a cat
           #2サル			
           Monkey
           *そうだね、チミたちの遠い親戚だし・・・
           	Yeah... I think my far-away relative has it
           *そうね、ボクんちにおさるがいたら・・・
           	Um... If I have a monkey at home...
    
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    IV. Dungeon Q
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    If you go to the Theater, you can play the game Dungeon Q ダンジョンQ. If you 
    answer 5 yes-or-no questions right you will be named the quest king. It does 
    not affect the game play anyway... It is just for fun. Here is a description of 
    how this game works. You after entering the dungeon, you will be given a 
    sentence and you have to judge if the sentence is correct or wrong. If you 
    think it is correct, you have to pass through the circle mark; if you think the 
    sentence is wrong, you go pass through the cross mark. If you get the answer 
    right, you will enter a door and be asked another question; on the other hand, 
    if you get the answer wrong, you will be kicked out of the dungeon and you 
    might try again if you wish. Some of the questions are common sense, some are 
    related to sports and horseracing; but there are some questions that only make 
    sense to a native Japanese or someone who knows the culture very well. Anyway, 
    I translated all of them, although they may not makes any sense.
    
    Sentences that are correct:
    
    1フィートと1メートルでは、1フィートの方が短い。
    Comparing one feet and one meter, one feet is shorter.
    
    絵のサイズA4とB5では、B5の方が小さい。
    A size B5 paper is smaller than a size A4 paper.
    
    ロボットという言葉はチェコ語である。
    The word "Robot" exists in Czech.
    
    競走馬の年齢は数え年で数えるのが、一般的である。
    Typically, the age of a racehorse is counted with adding one year to its age at 
    New Year's.
    
    車エビは成長に従って、名前が変化する。
    There are different names for lobsters in different stages.
    
    競馬で馬番連勝単式という買い方は日本に存在する。
    In a Japanese horse racing game, you can bet on a horse as single-entry 
    consecutive wins.
    
    "小春日和"とは、11月頃のあたたかい日の事である。
    The word "koharubiyori" describes the day in November when the weather is warm.
     
    サッカーの試合で、一度交代した選手は再び試合に出ることはできない。
    In a soccer game, the player that has been changed cannot join the game again.
    
    ジェット機だけでなくプロペラ機でも"ひこうきぐも"はできる。
    A jet plane only (without a prop plane) can make vapor trail.
    
    "次期情報都市政策"は、5年前に政府から立案された。
    The 'Second Stage of Informative City Policy' was established by the government 
    5 years ago.
    
    "ニアピン"というゴルフ用語は、日本で生まれた。
    The word "niapin" for golf was produced in Japan.
    
    日本のパスポートの有効期限は、最高10年間である。
    A Japanese passport has a maximum effectiveness as long as 10 years.
    
    バカボンとは、さすらうという意味がある。
    パラダイムXで街頭ニュースを流している気球は、エアビジョンである。
    The news balloon that is floating around Paradaimu X is located in Air vision.
    
    ペンギンは"しもやけ"にならない。
    ボイコットという言葉は、人の名前に由来する。
    The word 'Boycott' is named after a person.
    
    メガネグマというクマは存在する。
    There is a type of bear named 'meganeguma'.
    
    Sentences that are incorrect:
    
    あかね台にあるのは、「電車」の博物館である。
    The museum in Akanedai is a train museum.
    
    1キロと1貫では1キロの方が重い。
    A kilogram is heavier than one Kan (which is approximate 3.75kg).
    
    競走馬の名前は、10文字以内という規定がある。
    A racehores has to be named using less than 10 characters.
    
    魚類に多く含まれ頭の働きが良くなる物質はDVDである。
    The substance contains in fish, which is good for human brains is called DVD.
     
    サッカーでペナルティエリア内での反則は、必ずPKになる。
    In soccer, a foul play happens within the penalty area results a PK.
    
    渋谷のハチ公に首輪は、ついていない。
    The statue of Hachiko in Shibuya is not attached to a leash.
    
    白ウサギの目は赤いが、黒ウサギの目も赤い。
    A white rabbit has red eyes; black rabbit also has red eyes.
    
    調味料の「さしすせそ」の「し」は、しょうゆである。
    The 'shi' from the 'Sa shi Su Se So' for spices stands for soy sauce.
    
    ドライアイスの化学記号はCOである。
    The symbol for dry ice is CO.
    
    "にっちもさっちも"という言葉は、もともと商売用語である。
    The word 'nicchi mo sacchi mo" (in no way) is originally from business.
    
    世界で一番最初に作られた人工宝石はサファイアである。
    The first artificial jewel stone of the world is sapphire.
    
    ソーメンとヒヤムギの違いは、作った時期である。
    赤十字のマークは、世界共通である。
    The symbol 'red cross' has the same meaning everywhere in the world.
    
    一般的なスポーツのうち、1チームの出場人数が最も多いのは野球である。
    Generally speaking, a team of baseball players in a game contains the most 
    number of persons than any other sports.
    
    英語でやっかい者のことを、"黒いオオカミ"という。
    A person who is troubled with English is called a 'black wolf'.
    
    気温が上がっても、音のスピードは変わらない。
    As the temperature goes up, the speed of sound does not change.
    
    日本で一番多い血液型はO型である。
    The most common blood type in Japan is O.
    
    日本で縁起のいい動物といえば、ウサギとカメである。
    Rabbits and turtles give good omen according to Japanese culture.
    
    "パラダイムX"にあるフォーラムの数は、全部で3つである。
    There are totally 3 forums in Paradaimu X.
    
    ビスケットに穴が開いているのは、熱を中まで通す為である。
    There are holes on biscuits for the sake of getting the heat out from the 
    center.
    
    フロッピーディスクの2HDと2DDでは、2HDの方が容量は少ない。
    A 2HD floppy disk has less capacity than a 2DD one.
    
    3日と3000分では、3000分の方が長い。
    Comparing 3 days and 3000 minutes, 3000 minutes is longer.
    

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