Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers The Secrets and Side quests FAQS First version: May 15 2003 Copyright 2003 WaiLong Li This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. If you wish to use any material from this FAQS, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org. There will not be a reason for me to deny your request under normal circumstance. All you have to do it ask. 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 email@example.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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I. Optional Quests ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ II. Replay Mode ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ III. Secret ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IV. Dungeon Q ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.