-= Shenmue II Secret Snapshot Guide =-
       by Hibiki (Dan Boczarski)
            - Version 1.0 -
      http://www.yokosukacity.com
         hibikirush@yahoo.com


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1) Introduction to the guide

2) Guide updates and revisions

3) Shots-viewer controls

4) Information on characters you need to photograph
 .1) Page One
 .2) Page Two
 .3) Page Three
 .4) Page Four
 .5) Page Five
 .6) Page Six

5) Unlockable extras

6) Credits and thanks


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     Section 1: Introduction     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

Shenmue II for Xbox features an exclusive snapshot mode where you are able
to capture photos and store them on the hard drive.  The maximum limit of
photos you can store is 126, but you are free to delete whichever ones you
choose.  In addition, the Shots-viewer, which is selectable from the main
menu, includes a Sort option (X button) which lets you categorize the 
photos. One of these categories is called Secret, which will unlock a 
special bonus once you capture photos of people specified on that page.  
The bonus is accessible by selecting the gift box icon in the right corner 
of the page.  There are 6 pages in all with 8 photos per page.  If you are 
missing a couple of characters and cannot figure out where they are then 
look here, otherwise happy hunting!

Also, please check out my Shenmue website at http://www.yokosukacity.com 
if you are looking for a comprehensive site with Shenmue news, info and 
more.  We're still working on the site so we don't have every section up 
at this time but we're planning on having a lot of content soon, such as
an exclusive 9-minute tour video of Dobuita from the first Shenmue game.


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     Section 2:  Updates     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

v1.0 (November 12, 2002) - Added all names and descriptions and guide
                          is now complete
v0.9 (November 4, 2002) - Remaining completed with very brief names and 
                          locations, also corrected the last two extras
v0.8 (November 3, 2002) - Removed the time info as it was pointless and
                          fixed up some descriptions (removed spoilers)
v0.7 (November 2, 2002) - Page 3 is now complete, added picture 1 info
                          for pages 4 and 5, added names of Vols. 3 & 4
v0.6 (October 31, 2002) - Added names all  characters from Page 1 and 
                          changed some of the formatting
v0.5 (October 31, 2002) - Page 1 and 2 fully completed, partial info for 
                          Page 3


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     Section 3:  Controls     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

The controls that you can perform in the Shot-viewer:

* Right analog stick (Up, Down) - Zoom in on photos, comics
* Left, Right (D-Pad) - Move cursor around the screen
* Up, Down (D-Pad) - Scroll the Shenmue Side Story comic
* L, R (Trigger) - Toggle pages or multiple photos of individual characters
* A - Select to view photo/Bring up info and stats when viewing photo
* X - Sort photos by category
* Y - Delete photo
* B - Return


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     Section 4: Information     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

In this section I will list information (locations and descriptions) for 
individual characters that you will need to take snapshots of.  I will be as
descriptive as I possibly can and locating them should not be hard since most
of these are key characters that you will be required talk to and meet.  Also
when taking a photo be sure to LOCK ONTO a person when viewing them, as it
will most likely not register when you just take the photo of them.  This
section is broken up into 6 sub-sections representing each of the pages.  

***NOTE***
There are some instances where you cannot meet the characters again once 
you've encountered them.  This means that they only show up once or twice 
at one point of the game and will not appear until later on (or won't 
at all).  Your only choice is to start a new game and photograph them or 
wait until later in the game.  If you wish to start a new game to photo
someone, you don't need to save as the pictures are automatically saved to 
the hard drive.  If the above is true of any of these characters, I will
mark it with [◊] after the name.


------------------------[4.1] (Page One)

*Picture 1: Joy
*Description: Red haired knockout on motorcycle (I think mostly everybody
 will have photos of her, for obvious reasons)
*Location: First meeting in Worker's Pier, Aberdeen, then just about
 everywhere 

*Picture 2: Wong
*Description: A small boy wearing green clothing
*Location: Worker's Pier, Aberdeen (cutscene) or later events in Beverly 
 Hills Wharf and Queen's Street 

*Picture 3: Sam [◊]
*Description: He is one of the thugs with Wong, wearing the denim vest
*Location: Worker's Pier, Aberdeen (cutscene) or later events in Beverly 
 Hills Wharf and Queen's Street 

*Picture 4: Larry [◊]
*Description: He is another of the thugs with Wong, having long hair and 
 wearing a red bandana
*Location: Worker's Pier, Aberdeen (cutscene) or later events in Beverly 
 Hills Wharf and Queen's Street 

*Picture 5: Cool Z. [◊]
*Description: The final of the thugs, he is the tubby one with the mohawk and
 red boombox
*Location: Worker's Pier, Aberdeen (cutscene) or later events in Beverly 
 Hills Wharf and Queen's Street 

*Picture 6: Ailian He [◊ - later in Kowloon]
*Description: She is a fortune teller wearing a blue dress; resembles Chun Li
*Location: 1) She first appears at Worker's Pier when you get off the boat
              in the hall to the right of the Free Stay Lodge
           2) Blackness Fortunetellers, Dancing Dragon Bldg., Stand Qr., 
              Kowloon

*Picture 7: Haohai Du [◊ - won't appear again after cutscene until you find
 the Heavens]
*Description: He is one of the guys sitting at the table in the cutscene when
 you reach Queen's St.; tries starting trouble with Ryo
*Location: Queen's St., Aberdeen, in front of Ling Ling Porridge

*Picture 8: Bangzhuo Du [◊ - won't appear again after cutscene until you find
 the Heavens]
*Description: He is the second of the brothers at the table
*Location: Queen's St., Aberdeen, in front of Ling Ling Porridge


------------------------[4.2] (Page Two)

*Picture 1: Xiuying Hong
*Description: She has long brown hair and wears either a blue dress or a
 reddish/purplish gown
*Location: Man Mo Temple, Scarlet Hills, Wan Chai

*Picture 2: Jianmin Tao
*Description: The elderly man that spars with Ryo, he wears a green coat and
 blue pants
*Location: Lotus Park, South Carmain Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 3: Zhoushan Xuan
*Description: He is the bald and bearded master of the school wearing red
 clothing
*Location: Guang Martial Arts School, Green Market Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 4: Zhangyu Kong
*Description: He is a barber wearing a blue shirt with collar
*Location: Zhangyu's Barber Shop, Lucky Charm Qr., Wan Chai (cutscene)

*Picture 5: Guixiang Lee
*Description: The elderly lady that approaches you when you first reach the
 Yan Tin Apartments
*Location: Yan Tin Apartments, South Carmain Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 6: Ren Dan
*Description: The clerk at the Come Over Guest House, wears a blue 
 partially-buttoned shirt
*Location: Come Over Guest House, Green Market Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 7: Zongquan Bai
*Description: A rugged looking guy wearing yellow clothes and standing in 
 front of one of the shops on the right as you walk in
*Location: Golden Shopping Mall, Golden Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 8: May (Meiming Yu)
*Description: Cute looking girl wearing a white/orange shirt with a picture
 of a panda on it
*Location: Fu Hoi Diner, Worker's Pier (near Pigeon Park), Aberdeen


------------------------[4.3] (Page Three)

*Picture 1: Fangmei Xun
*Description: A young girl in pigtails wearing a pink and white dress
*Location: Man Mo Temple, Scarlet Hills, Wan Chai

*Picture 2: Jiliang Chang 
*Description: An apprentice of the Man Mo Temple wearing white clothing
*Location: Man Mo Temple, Scarlet Hills, Wan Chai

*Picture 3: Shiquan Fu
*Description: The second apprentice at Man Mo Temple also wearing white
 clothing; is a bit chubby
*Location: Man Mo Temple, Scarlet Hills, Wan Chai

*Picture 4: Hanhui Liu
*Description: A monk with a moustache wearing a white robe with a Yin Yang 
 symbol on the front
*Location: Man Mo Temple, Scarlet Hills, Wan Chai

*Picture 5: Anan Liu
*Description: This is a guy in white clothing who you might meet during a 
 cutscene in which you have to help him straighten a sign above a store, if 
 you forget to take a photo then try catching him at the other locations 
 where he stands at various times of the day
*Location: 1) Unnamed store (across Man Mo Bar), Green Market Qr., Wan Chai
           2) Pine Arcade, Golden Qr., Wan Chai
           3) King's Ransom Antiques, Wise Men's Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 6: Delin Hong
*Description: A bearded man that is your partner at the job that Joy gets you
*Location:  Fortune's Pier, Aberdeen

*Picture 7: Mingzhen Ye
*Description: One of the assistant instructors at the Guang Martial Arts 
 School, he is wearing purple clothing
*Location: Guang Martial Arts School, Green Market Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 8: Linjian Chuan
*Description: The second of the assistant instructors at the Guang Martial 
 Arts School, he is wearing purple clothing
*Location: Guang Martial Arts School, Green Market Qr., Wan Chai


------------------------[4.4] (Page Four)

*Picture 1: Eileen M Edelweiss
*Description: Girl with blonde hair wearing a black jumpsuit
*Location: In front of the fountain in Pigeon's Park, Aberdeen once you
 you start staying at Da Yuan Apartments

*Picture 2: Izumi Takano
*Description: The female clerk with a ponytail wearing a brown jacket
*Location: Tomato Convenience Store, Golden Qr., Wan Chai

*Picture 3: Gongjue Zhou
*Description: A man with a dark and freckled complexion wearing a 
 green/multi-colored spotted shirt with collar; is a capsule toy nut
*Location: 1) He first appears at Worker'S Pier when you get off the boat
           2) Tends to hang around Wise Men's Qr., near all the pawn shops 
           3) Appears in Kowloon wandering around looking for capsule toys
 If you have trouble finding him, just start a new game and locate him at the
 Worker's Pier area

*Picture 4: Yang
*Description: An old man with a pointy moustache and beard wearing green
 clothing, you meet him during two cutscenes
*Location: Great View Herbs, Great View Bldg., Thousand White Qr., Kowloon

*Picture 5: Kai
*Description: A "blind" fiddler wearing green clothing, has gray hair
*Location: Dragon St., Kowloon, towards the end of the street

*Picture 6: Shuqin Zhang
*Description: A man with black hair and a brown business suit; an associate
 of Yuanda Zhu's
*Location: First in Dou Jiang Diner, Lucky Charm Qr., Wan Chai, then other
 various events

*Picture 7: Haoyi Ping
*Description: He is the bookie of the Lucky Hit Museum; he has long black
 hair, is shirtless, and wears red pants
*Location: Dimsum Qr., Kowloon, surrounded by Lucky Hit stands

*Picture 8: Guangyan Wang [◊ - take the photo before you leave Wan Chai!]
*Description: Wang-sanís older brother, wears a green shirt and has glasses
*Location: In the back of the third floor of the Yan Tin Apartments in South
 Carmain Qr., Wan Chai 


------------------------[4.5] (Page Five)

*Picture 1: Wuying Ren
*Description: Guy wearing a white bandana, blue jacket, and green pants
*Location: Various cutscenes in Wan Chai and Kowloon

*Picture 2: Pengcui Yamei
*Description: A waitress with pigtails wearing a purple apron
*Location: Cafe Anna, Thousand White Qr., Kowloon; the Cafe is located
 in the hall to the right of the Ghost Hall Bldg.

*Picture 3: Loufei Zong
*Description: A waitress wearing a green apron
*Location: Cafe Anna, Thousand White Qr., Kowloon; the Cafe is located
 in the hall to the right of the Ghost Hall Bldg.

*Picture 4: Rod Stunt
*Description: A black street fighter with an afro wearing a white wife-beater
 and black shorts
*Location: Phoenix Bldg., Dimsum Qr., Kowloon 

*Picture 5: Greg More
*Description: Fat fighter wearing sunglasses, a bandana, black pants, and
 a black vest with a design on it
*Location: Blue Dragon Garden, Stand Qr., Kowloon 

*Picture 6: Chunyan Xu
*Description: A female fighter with long brown hair wearing a cowboy hat and
 a red leather top
*Location: Black Heaven Bldg., Stand Qr., Kowloon

*Picture 7: Baihu
*Description: Mysterious fighter wearing a mask and orange/white clothing
*Location: Big Ox Bldg., Kowloon

*Picture 8: Zhenwu Gu
*Description: Male toy shop owner wearing green plaid pants and a red
 unbuttoned shirt with skull/crossbones emblems
*Location: Stand Qr., Kowloon, across from the fountain


------------------------[4.6] (Page Six)

*Picture 1: Shenhua Ling
*Description: A young girl in brownish clothing
*Location: Guilin

*Picture 2: Lan Di
*Description: A man with hair in a ponytail wearing a dark green robe
*Location: Kowloon (cutscene)

*Picture 3: Dou Niu
*Description: An obese bald man wearing a green vest and pants
*Location: Dancing Dragon Bldg., Kowloon (cutscene), then other various 
 events

*Picture 4: Yuan
*Description: Woman with short brown hair wearing a red shirt with black vest
 and grayish pants
*Location: First meeting in White Dynasty Qr., Wan Chai (cutscene), then
 other various events

*Picture 5: Lianfei Yang 
*Description: Young female manager of the Thousand White crate company, wears
 black leather clothing
*Location: Thousand White Warehouse, Thousand White Qr., Kowloon (the
 warehouse is towards the left as you enter the Qr.)

*Picture 6: Congo Maccius
*Description: Ryo's co-worker on a part-time job, he is shirtless, wears
 camouflage pants, and he has long sideburns and a moustache
*Location: Near entrance to the Thousand White Warehouse, Thousand White
 Qr., Kowloon (the warehouse is towards the left as you enter the Qr.)

*Picture 7: Haishan Lie
*Description: The bald bookie of Lucky Hit stand that gives out a move
 scroll, wears a blue dress and has glasses
*Location: Dragon St., Kowloon; before you reach the first set of stairs on
 Dragon St. there is another set to the right, just follow them to get to
 the area where he is located

*Picture 8: Yanjing (Specs)
*Description: Young boy wearing glasses
*Location: Running around in Langhuishan, Guilin (the first area)


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     Section 5: The Secrets     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

So you're wondering why you're going to go through all this trouble?  Is 
it really worth it?  Well, it depends.  If you want some more replay value
out of Shenmue II, then yeah it is worth it.  If you're doing this along 
the way as you're playing, it's a fun bonus.  What the secret snapshots 
unlock are four page manga/comic books that are side stories to the Shenmue 
saga, aptly titled "Shenmue Side Story," as well as two pages of Shenmue 
images.  The manga are created by Kenji Miyawaki and are accessed from the 
Shots-viewer by selecting the gift box icon in the corner of the Secret
category.  Here is a list of which secrets can be unlocked and on which 
page of the Shots-viewer they are located:

Page One: Shenmue Side Story Vol. 1 - Guizhang & Joy

Page Two: Shenmue Side Story Vol. 2 - Ren & Wong

Page Three: Shenmue Side Story Vol. 3 - Xiuying & Ziming

Page Four: Shenmue Side Story Vol. 2 - Ryo & Chai

Page Five: Nine rare Shenmue images 

Page Six:  Nine Shenmue "wallpaper" images


+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+     Section 6: Credit & Thanks    +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

Credit to Warren Church for the info for picture 1 from pages 3, 4, 5 and
for picture 2 from page 3.  Also for the name of the third volume.

Credit to Napoleon for providing me with the brief names and locations of 
characters from pages 4 to 6, thus preventing me from rushing through the 
game to finish that part.  He also informed me that the last two extras are
not the Side Story manga.

I also wanted to thank GameFAQs and the Shenmue II board for being such a
friendly and great Shenmue II community on the net.  It's fantastic when
games like this have message boards where users can interact and share their 
adventures in the game, and it just makes the whole experience a lot more 
fun and interesting.  Also thanks to AM2 and Yu Suzuki for making such an 
engrossing and massive masterpiece of a game, and hopefully we will see the
series end on the Xbox console, since it allows for many excellent features.


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© Copyright 2002 Dan Boczarski
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