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    Final Fantasy VIII Actual Japanese Version Basics Tutorial Guides
    Yee Seng Fu(Yu Shenfu)
    Version 10.0
    Please check for the latest update everytime at www.gameFAQ.com.
    30th June 2000
    Note:This FAQ is best viewed using wordpad, wrapped to window.
    Hello, welcome to my third Faq. I wrote a Faq on Brave Fencer Musashi
    and Final Fantasy VIII demo and this time, i am doing a basic guide
    for the actual Final Fantasy VIII, based on the Japanese version.
    Maybe, check out my other two FAQ. So, enjoy reading.
    Please bear clearly in mind that this FAQ is written to provide all the
    basics things like G.F, Special Arts, Draw etc that you should know and
    not the walkthrough. I don't have time for walkthroughs but there are
    already some walkthroughs, half-complete at www.gameFAQ.com,so check it
    out. If you want a decent walkthrough, i suggest you refer to Heero Yuy
    or Scott Ong's FAq. This FAQ is specially written to help people who
    has difficulty in understanding the Japanese language. However, I
    myself don't really know much about Japanese so I won't bear any
    changes made to the US version, but i hope everyone will give me
    support. And if you really need help on Japanese language, you are
    gonna need some of the info here. This FAQ will be a great help to
    those who are new to Final Fantasies. And even if you are very
    experienced in FF, you might need some help on the Japanese
    translation. Though the complicated materia system has been replaced
    by the Draw system, it does not sound as easy as you think, in
    fact there are much more complex options available.
    This Faq is best viewed using wordpad and with text wrapped to window.
    After recieving several e-mails, Kaze Yagami and I have decided
    to use Steel Breaker as the attack for Odin, instead of Iron
    Cutting Sword. The US version uses Zantetsuken for Odin's attack.
    Version 1.0
    -Added new information on characters bestiary
    -Added new information on Miscellanous Tips
    -Added new information on control buttons.
    -Added new information on main menu
    -Added new information on battle combat
    -Added new information on miscellanous battle tips
    -Based on the Japanese version.
    Version 2.0
    -Added in GameShark Codes section.
    -Added information on Kiros Seagill, Ward Zabac, Fuujin and Raijin
     in the character's section.
    -Added information on vehicles configuration, based on the
     Japanese version.
    -Added in a frequently-asked-question section.
    -Added new information on Balamb Garden
    -Added some information on Special Arts
    -Added new information on fighting ability.
    -Based on the Japanese version.
    Version 3.0
    -Added information about cards,as well as basic rules of playing.
    -Change my presentation of content, similar to my Brave Fencer
     Musashi FAQ.
    -Added Special Arts for the advanced tutorial guide.
    -Added some information on general tip.
    -Added in an Acknowledgement section.
    -Based on the Japanese version.
    Version 4.0
    -Added information on tune up weapon shop or junk shop.
    -Added information on control configuration for Ragnarok for
     the Japanese version.
    -Added some more informations on cards.
    -Added more info on gameshark.
    -Added more info on characters.
    -Added 'Eyes On Me' lyrics.
    -Based on the Japanese version.
    Version 5.0
    -Added some more information on Special Arts.
    -Added a list of G.F.
    -Added in a secret section.
    -Added info on Rinoa's Special Arts.
    -Added G.F Strategy, except Edea and the others like Odin.
    -Based on the Japanese version.
    Version 6.0
    -Added more information on the characters' section, including
     Raine Loire.
    -Added in a complete menu diagram, and new junction info. More new
     diagrams to illustrate understandings.
    -Corrected the wrong info of Sabotender. The damage caused depends on
     the LV of the G.F, not the character.
    -Corrected wrong information from the tutorial. Thank to Kaze Yagami.
    -Remove the story section.
    -Corrected mistakes, plus spellings and grammars.
    -Changes 'desperation move' to 'special arts'.
    -Added a whole lot of informations for special arts,G.Fs etc.
    -Added the lyrics + translation of Liberi Fatali, taken from extreme.
    -Added exclusive specifications of ragnarok, provided by Kaze Yagami.
    -Added chart list for warship island for those who need help to fight
     ultimate,provided by Kaze Yagami.
    -Added new information on PocketStation, including G.F, provided by
     Kaze Yagami.
    -Corrected the place of the name for Balamb Map.
    -Based on the Japanese version.
    Version 7.0
    -Added new information on Omega Weapon, plus STRATEGIES.
    -Added ways to get LionHeart, Squall's Ultimate Weapon.
    -Added new secrets like infinite Phoenix Summon, Gisal Greens, Junction
     Bug cheat, list of timber magazines, finding Ragnarok in disc 4, UFO
     sighting, Max Gil cheat, and fragments of the pot.
    -Added ways of getting crusade drink and hero drink.
    -Added more information on Zell's special arts and so on.
    -Added in more diagrams on the basic tutorial guide.Design a table
     form layout for elemental, status list, abilities, thus making
     reading more easier.
    -Added new information on Gilgamesh's attack in the G.F strategy.
    -Added new information on tutorial in the main menu.
    -Shifted test answer to the additional guide.
    -Added more gameshark codes.
    -Added more information on Ragnarok Specifications.
    -Added information on Balamb Train Specifications.
    -Added more general tips.
    -Added a list of positive status change-by Kaze Yagami
    -Added some information on Special Arts section.
    -Added information on configurations on chocobos, Balamb Garden,
     based on the Japanese version.
    -Added new information, plus diagrams to enhance basic tutorial
    -Redo the G.F and Omega strategy section. [About 70% reedited].
    -Re-organise my FAQ and present it in a more friendly-user manner.
     Change the fonts of my entire document and wrapped it to ruler,
     instead of window,so there should be no more complaints about
    -Based on the Japanese version.
    Version 8.0
    -Reedited the strategy section.
    -Enhanced Tutorial.
    -Added information on the fake water stone.
    -Added more information, and a few descriptions on the special arts.
     [The descriptions are not spoilers!!!]
    -Updated and change some of the translation and use the US names.
    -Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.
    Version 9.0
    -Added a card list.
    -Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
    -Updated information on the Timber Maniacs in the secret section.
    -Corrected some spelling mistakes.
    -Corrected the test answer on question #18.
    -Corrected and sorted out most of the alignment problems.
    -Added history/overview for Ultima Weapon.
    -Added history/overview for Omega Weapon.
    -Added history/overview for Gilgamesh.
    -Added information on the locations of four Occult Fan Magazines.
    -Added Final Fantasy VIII OST List.
    -Added a little bit of informations on the characters' special
     arts or limit breaks.
    -Added information about the CC members.
    -Added information about the Card Queen in disc 4.
    -Added information on a whole list of compatibility items.
    -Added a quick listing of Guardian Force based on the US version.
    -Added information on a Junction magics chart.
    -Changes some translations and use the US version names
     [About 60% of the entire faq already!]
    -Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.
    Version 10.0
    -Updated the card list section in the advanced tutorial.
    -Added information on card command.
    -Added information on getting Chicobo card quest in the secret
    -Added information on the hidden save point located just
     before fighting Ultima weapon in the secret section.
    -Added information on redrawing of Guardian Force in Ultimecia
     Castle in disc four in the additional guide.
    -Added information on organ found in Ultimecia Castle in the
     secret section.
    -Added information on solving Obel Lake mystery in the secret
    -Added information on how to defeat Gerogero more easily in the
     secret section.
    -Added information about Report Cards.
    -Added some new information in the limit break section.
    -Added information about entering the underground basement,
     without having Zell as a compulsory character and that the
     plus point of this method is that you need not fight any
     enemies on your way back.
    -Added information about how to boost G.Fs to 250, without
     using a Turbo controller.
    -Corrected the names of Gilgamesh's attacks.
    -Changes some translation and use the US version names.
    -Corrected some spelling mistakes.
    -Updated the frequently-asked-question section.
    -Based on the Japanese version plus some US version.
    Next Update
    I finally have some time to update some secrets. Take a look. Also,
    look at my newly-designed presentation. That should make reading more
    easier. Comments are welcomed. Also, i have solved some of the
    alignment problems. If you still have any problems of viewing this
    faq, please view it by changing the font size to 9 instead.
    Version 9.0 has updated strategies and several changes has been made
    and corrected. And special thanks to Kaze Yagami, who all this while
    has been helping me, providing me with the informations and doing all
    the translation. Without him, this Faq would still be a mess. I have
    already changed the fonts and wrapped the entire text by ruler
    measurement. There shouldn't be no more displaying of text problem.
    The translation is based on the Japanese version as this faq is
    specially written for the Japanese version. Expect to see the
    difference in control, names and so on. On the other hand, i have
    started to change some of the names for the US version. Hopefully,
    this will not confuse some US gamers. Also, the frequently-asked-
    question section has just been updated! Feel free to comment!
        i)Squall's Party
       ii)Laguna's Party
      iii)Other Character
    3)Basic Tutorial Guide
        i)Miscellanous Information
       ii)Main Button Configuration
      iii)Vehicle Configuration
       iv)Chocobo Configuration
        v)Balamb Garden Configuration
       vi)Ragnarok Configuration
    4)Main Menu Presentation
    5)Battle Combat
        i)Active Time Battle
      iii)Guardian Force
       iv)Draw and Magic Command
        v)Battle Help Tip
       vi)Secret R1 Gunblade Button
    6)Advanced Tutorial Guide
        i)Special Art
       ii)Weapon Upgrading
      iii)List of G.F
       iv)G.F Strategy
        v)Card List
       vi)Card Command
      vii)Report Cards
    7)General Tips
       ii)World Map
     viii)Guardian Force
    8)Additional Guide
        i)Balamb Garden(Map)
       ii)Test Answer
      iii)Chart of Underground WarShip Island
       iv)Getting Lion Heart
        v)Toughest Boss:Omega Weapon
       vi)Way to make Hero/Holy Wars Drink
      vii)Redrawing of Guardian Force
        i)Easy AP
       ii)Soft Reset
      iii)Easy Special Art
       iv)Easy Gil
        v)250 Ouen/Boost
      vii)Island Closest to Hell/Heaven
     viii)Finding Omega Weapon
       ix)Infinite Phoenix Summon
        x)Infinite Gysahl Greens
       xi)Max Gil
      xii)Junction Bug-Both magic together
     xiii)Auto-Pilot Ragnarok
      xiv)Timber Magazine
       xv)Finding Ragnarok In Disc 4
      xvi)UFO Sighting
     xvii)Fragments Of the Pot
    xviii)Occult Fan Magazines
      xix)Location of CC members
       xx)Card Queen in Disc 4
      xxi)Getting Chicobo Card
     xxii)Hidden Save Point
     xxiv)Easy Gergero.
      xxv)Obel Lake Mystery
     xxvi)GameShark Codes
    10)Song Lyrics
        i)Eyes On Me    [Lyric]
       ii)Liberi Fatali [Lyrics + Translation]
    11)Final Fantasy OST List
    12)Frequently Asked Question
    -About the Author
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    The long, awaited, most anticipated RPGs of 1999 is almost here-the
    best and latest masterpiece from the most,respected companies in the
    gaming industry, that is Square. No other companies can ever come as
    close as Square, it's RPG set track records in the Japanese market,
    and established Sony as the King of the console market leader, putting
    all the other consoles to a shame. Dreamcast will never be able to take
    over PlayStation, especially with Final Fantasy 8 coming along this
    year, and known to be another rumor, FF9 will come next year early in
    Japan and is somehow to be believed to be related to 8.After releasing
    so many quality RPG games like Xenogears(a very cool sprite-based
    anime, cool combats and one of the best storyline that an RPG could
    have.), Brave Fencer Musashiden(Square's answer to N64's Zelda, though
    unfair to say this, BFM has got some really cool idea that Zelda don't
    have.), Parasite Eve (the horror RPG game to show Capcom what Square
    could do.) ,Final Fantasy Tactics(the first Square's strategy-RPG
    game like the Ogre Battle format, yet more impressive and some cool
    features like Jobs.), Saga Frontier(Square's second flapship after
    Final Fantasy 7). Besides, Square is getting more and more ambitious,
    creating mega non-RPG hits, specifically 3-D fighting like Tobal No.2,
    Bushido Blade 2,and the recent fighting game called Ehrgeiz, that even
    the best 3-D fighting game maker behind the Tekken and Soul Calibur,
    Namco keeps praising Square. To one's knowledge, Square's only rival
    for RPG in the Japanese Market was only Enix's DragonQuest series, but
    surprisingly, Enix has been keeping quiet for long and Enix hasn't
    been releasing an US DQ for almost five years. What happened to Enix's
    DragonQuest 7? Nobody knows much about this game and let's just hope
    Enix will release more info about DQ7. Enix, take up the challenge
    and rival Square. Let the Japanese market booms! Square has managed
    to sell over 2 millions copies of Final Fantasy 8 during the first
    few days of release in Japan. The question is will Final Fantasy 8 set
    a new height for all RPGs and will Final Fantasy 8 able to defeat
    Final Fantasy 7? Recent release of sales target that Final Fantasy 8
    has sold over 3.6 millions in Japan, about 0.6 million more than Final
    Fantasy 7 in Japan. With such overwhelming response in Japan, I am
    sure Final Fantasy 8 will be another mega-hit game just like Final
    Fantasy 7. SquareSoft, what happened to Chrono Trigger 2 and a new
    Seiken Densetsu - Secret of Mana? And what about sequels to Brave
    Fencer Musashi and Xenogears? Hope Square will continue producing
    top-quality games.
    2)CHARACTER:Friend or Foe?
    These are the list of the characters that you will encounter during
    your adventure, plus a general informations about them.
    2.I)Squall's Party
    Name       :Squall Leonhart
    Age        :17
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :177cm
    Blood Type :AB
    Birth      :23th August
    Weapon     :GunBlade
    Description:Candidate of the special elite force SeeD, belonging to
                Balamb Garden. A top student who has overcame all the
                training and exercises with ease,possessing great battle
                ability potentials, with a special weapon called the
                GunBlade.A very unsociable and often depressed student.
                Still, he possesses a very great charm,and often attracts
                attention from others though he tries to be alone.
    Name       :Rinoa Heartilly
    Age        :17
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :163cm
    Blood Type : ?
    Birth      :3rd March
    Weapon     :Blaster Edge
    Description:A very cheerful energetic girl belonging to a resistance
                organisation, "Forest Owl". A girl that does everything
                with enthusiasm. She has a straightforward character, and
                sensitive to others. She is not someone who restricts
                herself. She's honest about her feelings and speaks up
                her mind, in contrast to Squall.
    Name       :Quistis Trepe
    Age        :18
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :172cm
    Blood Type :A
    Birth      :4th'October
    Weapon     :Chain Whip
    Description:A SeeD member of Balamb Garden, and an instructor of
                Squall. Entering Garden at the age of 10 and getting
                into SeeD at the age of 15, she became the youngest
                SeeD, and qualified as an instructor at the age of 17.
                An elite of elites. Having both talent and beauty, she
                even has a fan club established by her fans, mainly from
                students. Still, there are also some instructors, also
                her colleague who thinks that she lacks of experiences
                because of her age and has not experience many setbacks.
    Name       :Zell Dincht
    Age        :17
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :168cm
    Blood Type :B
    Birth      :17th March
    Weapon     :Gloves
    Description:Another SeeD candidate in Balamb Garden like Squall. Known
                as 'Wild Zell' in his town Balamb, he is kind and
                righteous. However, he speaks without thinking, often
                giving others a bad impression. He knows how to adapt to
                changes. As a frequent rule-breaker, he is often marked by
                the discipline committee.
    Name       :Selphie Tilmitt
    Age        :17
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :157cm
    Blood Type :B
    Birth      :16th July
    Weapon     :Nunchaku
    Description:A SeeD canditate transferred from Trabia to Balamb garden.
                Carefree and energetic, she took over the position of
                Garden Feast Comittee when she arrived at Balamb. Her
                mobility often drags others into action, without a chance
                for them to protest. Her slow talking is actually a cover
                to many sharp opinions inside, and this can show in urgent
                situations. Because of her personalities, she may appear
                to be a natural simpleton, but is a type of girl that does
                things very carefully.
    Name       :Irvine Kinneas
    Age        :18
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :185cm
    Blood Type :A
    Birth      :24th'November
    Weapon     :Gun
    Description:A sniper belonging to Galbadia Garden, joins the party on
                a mission order. While he has great markmanship, his self-
                confidence allows him to flirt with other girls, often
                dislikes by other guys, out of jealousy. But the truth is,
                this is just his way of overcoming pressure on his delicate
                , glass-brittle sense. Totally opposite of what he appears
                to be, a deep lonely sniper...This is the true man who
                protects himself with a false loose front. In addition, he
                hides a big secret in his heart. The key to Squall and
                gangs' long-forgotten past...
    2.II)Laguna Party
    Name       :Laguna Loire
    Age        :27
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :181cm
    Blood Type :B
    Birth      :3rd'Jan
    Weapon     :Machine Gun
    Description:A soldier belonging to Galbadia army. A very careless guy
                who often lost his way in missions, brings the wrong maps
                etc...totally not cut out to be a soldier. His dream is to
                be a journalist, so he travels around the world with his
                partners. A very determinded character. Connected to Squall
                in a weird dream...
    Name       :Kiros Seagill
    Age        :23
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :191cm
    Blood Type :O
    Birth      :6th'July
    Weapon     :Cutter
    Description:Laguna's comrade Galbadia soldier.An advisor for Laguna.
                His slim figure and brown skin gives him exotic atmosphere,
                but he has a private dress sense that others often cannot
    Name       :Ward Zabac
    Age        :25
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :217cm
    Blood Type :25th'Feb
    Birth      :A
    Weapon     :Harpoon
    Description:He's also one of Laguna's pal and comrade, just like Kiros.
                Beneath that rough appearance he is a very nice person.
    2.III)Other Character
    Name       :Seifer Almasy
    Age        :18
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :188cm
    Blood Type :A
    Birth      :22nd'December
    Weapon     :GunBlade
    Description:Another candidate of SeeD in Balamb Garden who is one year
                older than Squall. Possesses great potentials and high
                fighting abilities with an automatic GunBlade.Having a
                personalities with a passion to fight, he sometimes dis-
                obeyed his orders. A very self-centred person,and the urge
                to defeat Squall.
    Name       :Edea
    Age        :???
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :???
    Blood Type :???
    Birth      :???
    Weapon     :None(Astral Punch)
    Description:In ancient times, witches has been regarded as the object
                of fear and terror. The world was at peace since the last
                witch disappeared....But as the next witch, Edea, breaking
                the silence, appeared in Galbadia,and declared war on the
    Name       :Raijin
    Age        :18
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :???
    Blood Type :???
    Birth      :???
    Weapon     :???
    Description:A very faithful loyal follower and friend of Seifer...
                Often bullied by Seifer and Fuujin. Despite his rough and
                tough appearance, he is one who is more of a weakling and
    Name       :Fujin
    Age        :17
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :???
    Blood Type :???
    Birth      :???
    Weapon     :???
    Description:A beautiful silvery-haired girl who is an unbelievable
                fanatic follower of Seifer. Quiet person. Perhaps she
                have been secretly in love with Seifer...? Who knows?
    Name       :Cid Kramer
    Age        :40
    Sex        :Male
    Height     :???
    Blood Type :???
    Birth      :???
    Weapon     :None
    Description:Cid, founder of SeeD and Garden, aimed to cultivate the
                best soldiers in the world. But what is the real intention
                of establishing SeeD?....
    Name       :Raine Loire
    Age        :???
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :???
    Blood Type :???
    Birth      :???
    Weapon     :None
    Description:The owner of a pub in winhill village. She takes care of
                Laguna, who was heavily injure then, for half a year.
                Laguna, Ellione and her stayed together like a family,
                but knowing that Laguna is a wanderer, and because of her
                shyness, she does not express her affections for Laguna.
    Name       :Ellone
    Age        :???
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :???
    Blood Type :???
    Birth      :???
    Weapon     :None
    Description:A girl who stays in the village of Winhill and have lost
                her parents since young when a group of soldiers attacked
                the village. She was then taken care of by her neighbour,
                Raine since then.
    Name       :Sant' Angelo de Roma
    Age        :2
    Sex        :Female
    Height     :55cm
    Birth      :13th'Dec
    Blood Type :??? What type of blood type do dogs have?
    Weapon     :None
    Favourite  :White Chocolate, Sushi, Apple, Yogurt, Peanut Butter
    Dislike    :Dog Food, Spicy Food
    Description:Rinoa's pet dog. Being very protective towards her master.
    Name       :Chocobo
    Age        :???
    Sex        :???
    Height     :???
    Blood Type :??? Do chocobos like dogs have blood type?
    Birth      :???
    Weapon     :None
    Favourite  :Green
    Dislike    :Fighting
    Description:You should know what a chocobo is...
    Welcome to the basic tutorial section. You will find many valuable tips
    and hints that you are going to need to master Final Fantasy VIII.
    Enjoy reading this faq!!!
    3.I)Miscellanous Information
    ~~~Playing the Game~~~
    Point the cursor at the first Option [NEW GAME] and enter your decision
    with the Circle button. By clicking on the option below the [New Game],
    you will be able to reload your save data. Each slot of the game allows
    you to save up to 15 game saves. Press the directional buttons to view
    different saves data.
    Note:Saving your game on different memory locations will show different
         icons in your PlayStation memory card menu.
    ~~~Changing of Disc Warning~~~
    Do NOT turn off your Playstation Console. Just open the Playstation
    cover and pop in the next disc when the screen shows up and the game
    will automatically resume itself.
    Note:Each time before the changing of Disc,you will be prompted to
    Note:If your PlayStation has a mod chip, when you change disc, a sign
         will show up saying that your machine has been modified, and
         further playing will be stopped.
    Note:The mod chip protection is only for the Japanese version, not
         the US version.
    ~~~Saving the game~~~
    You can only save the game when you are at the world map, or at a save
    point or during the changing of discs. To save when you are at the
    world map or at the save point, just click the last option, which is
    save. Some save points might be hidden, and can only be revealed with
    the Move/Find command.
    ~~~Draw Point~~~
    Don't bother looking for treasure chests since you won't be able to
    find one. But do lookout for magazines lying around the place, for
    most of them are of importance. There are only three ways to collect
    magics, draw from enemies, use G.F abilities to make magics and the
    last one is of course, collect from draw points. Now, i shall explain
    what draw point means. You will be able to collect magic along the way
    in the form of pink colour clouds, known as Draw Points. Like the Save
    Point, some of these Draw Points might be hidden too. Draw Points can
    exist in certain parts of the world map also. To draw the magic, the
    character must have a G.F and the Draw command equipped. Press circle
    and you will be able to choose the character to draw the magic. The
    magic picked up will be stocked by the character. Draw Points have
    fixed positions and turns white when the magic has been picked up.
    Wait for some time and you will be able to draw up the magic from the
    same spot again, mainly a few times after fighting some enemies or
    clearing some events, or simply moving around to another place. Some
    Draw Points recover faster, whereas some are more slower. On the other
    hand, there are some draw points that never seems to recover.
    Note:If a character is not junctioned with the Draw command, he or she
         cannot pick up the magic.
    Firstly, you won't be able to earn money, even from defeating bosses
    or enemies. The only ways are to sit for tests, earn your ranks to get
    your salary. You get your 'salary' after a certain length of walking
    and how much you get each time depends on your SeeD ranking. The higher
    he ranking, you get a higher 'salary'. You can also earn your ranks
    through special events, such as performing well in a mission etc.
    Taking tests are a quick way to raise your SeeD levels, but note that
    if you degraded your performance, your SeeD ranking can also drop.
    Under certain important events, depending on what you do, it can
    also adjusts your SeeD ranking up or down.
    The next thing about Exp is that no matter how, you won't be able to
    earn your exp through fighting bosses, only through enemies.Each time
    you earned a new Lv, you will need another 1000 exp to advance through
    the next level. AP is the exp needed for a Guardian Force to learn a
    new ability. For example, if an ability needs 40AP,then you will need
    40AP to complete the ability.
    Note:If you escape during a battle, you can gain a portion of exp,
         provided you have done some damage to your enemies. However, no
         AP will be gain.
    Note:The character (or G.F.) who delivers the finishing attack will get
         an exp bonus.
    Note:For more information, please read the test.
    Note:For more information, please read the Guardian Force and
         the Junction.
    Note:Unlike FF7, if your character is not inside the main party, he or
         she will not be able to earn any experiences.
    ~~~Boarding a bus,train,or even rent a car!~~~
    Riding a car requires 3500Gil. Though expensive and quite worthless as
    the car might run out of fuel and stop moving,it is sometimes useful
    for long trips, especially if you want to avoid enemies. If you drive
    a car into the town, it is considered returning back. And remember, you
    are renting the car, it may run out of fuel anytime and won't be able
    to move, end up more slower than walking. Though the renting of cars
    may be a cool feature, it may end up as a wastage of gils.
    There are lots of train stations stationed around the world map.
    Sometimes, you will see trains coming in and out of these railways.
    To board a train, it will stop at one of these stations. Immediately,
    press circle and you will be asked if you would like to board the
    train for 3500gil to these destinations, if yes, you will sit on the
    train. Cool, isn't it?
    While in Deling City, Galbadia, you will see buses driving in and out.
    When the bus stops,simply talk to the guy near the station and you
    will be able to board the bus for free to tour round the place. And
    besides, boarding the bus is free, so you don't have to spent a single
    gil. The buses will stop at different bus stations in the city.Press X
    if you want to get off the bus. And what's even more cooler is that
    the buses are two-way.
    Note:A train can be ride only in the Balamb and the Galbadia continent
    Note:Buses is only availiable in Deling City, Galbadia.
    Note:Cars can be rented in almost all towns, except for a few.
    ~~~Balamb Train Specifications Exclusive Information!!!~~~
    Trains are used to move from city to city. It is a gray train with
    curvaceousness. You can see railways in Balamb and Galbadia Continent
    One of the trains is double-decked while another one looks very old
    shaped like a steam locomotive. There is even a special train for SeeD
    cadet's exclusive use.
    Name         :TEMPEST    (TTS-II with turbo shaft engine)
    Length       :144 metres (Estimated the length of 6 cars)
    Width        :4.3 metres
    Height       :6.1 metres
    Maximum speed:260 kilometres per hour (km/h)
    Weight       :313 tonnes
    Capacity     :360 passenger
    ~~~Dual Shock Support~~~
    All Dual shock owners will be very pleased to here that Final Fantasy
    VIII supports Dual Shock. You will be able to feel every single blow
    that your inflict on your enemies, even the summoning of Guardian
    Force or using Squall's R1 add-on extra hit during normal attacks.
    Final Fantasy 8 will be the first game in Japan to support Sony's
    latest portable PDA, PocketStation. You can play the "Odekake Chocobo
    RPG" on the PDA, finding rare items that you cannot find in the game
    Sorry! I hasn't seen nor played the PDA before, but i have seen an
    image of this portable system in the internet. Looks cool!.
    For more information on PDA, please read the frequently-asked-question.
    A bad New!
    I heard that Sony might not release PDA to the states. What does that
    mean? That means that there must be a possibity that the US version of
    Final Fantasy VIII might not have "Odekate Chocobo RPG", and that means
    that compare to the Japanese version, the US version will have one less
    mini-game. Will Square will do something to replace the PDA? Please
    pray for the release of PDA in the United States. We want "Odekate
    Chocobo RPG"! But, luckily, the US version has PocketStation
    compatibility but the problem is when will the PocketStation reach
    the States.
    Unlike the tradition FFs, there won't be anymore magic shop. In FF8,
    you can only find item and weapon shops (known as Junk Shops), a few
    other shops such as Pet Shop, Gift Shop, Book Shop etc. I don't need
    to talk more about item shop. Okay, Junk Shop allows you to tune up
    your weapon. Also note that there aren't any armour shop. Please
    refer to the advanced tutorial section.
    ~~~Parallel Level~~~
    In FF VIII, like Romancing SaGa and SaGa Frontier, all enemies and
    bosses rises in levels as your party's average level rises.
    Higher levels for enemies doesn't just affect their physical fighting
    abilities, but it also affects the magic you can draw from them, the
    items you can steal from them, the items they would drop after a
    battle etc. So, by using the Level Up/Down command from Tonberry King
    Because of this Parallel Level system, it is possible to clear the
    game even at low levels,if you can effectively make use of your
    junctioning.In fact, it provides more challenging gameplay in a sense,
    if you go for low-level clearing.
    Dengeki PlayStation (a Japanese PlayStation magazine) shows this stats
    at the end of disc 3:Squall at level 7, Zell level 8, Irvine level 13,
    Quistis level 8, Rinoa level 11, Selphie level 8.
    It might look unbelievable, but anyone will be able to do it.
    3.II)Main Button Configuration
    The configurations shown below applies to the Japanese version only!
    The US version has a different default controller configuration.
    -Directional Button
    Field Screen      1)Moves around the Field.
    World Map Screen  2)Moves around the world map.
    Menu Screen       3)Moves the cursor and select the options in the
    Battle Screen     4)Moves the cursor to select the commands during
    -Start Button
    Field Screen      1)Pause the game and provides the Help Function
                        to turn on/off the vibration.
    World Map Screen  2)Pause the game and provides the Help Function
                        to turn on/off the vibration.
    Menu Screen       3)No uses.
    Battle Screen     4)Pause the game and provides the Help Function
                        to turn on/off the vibration.
    -Select Button
    Field Screen      1)No uses.
    World Map Screen  2)Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
                        (Globe View,Flat Map,Enlarged Full Screen Map)
    Menu Screen       3)No uses.
    Battle Screen     4)When hold, make the window disappear.
    -Circle Button
    Field Screen      1)Talk to people.
                      2)Draw magic from Draw Point.
                      3)Use to examine items, examine a ladder etc.
    (When in Shop)    4)Confirm the selected commands.
                      5)Confirm the selected items to buy, sell.
    World Map Screen  6)No uses.
    Main Menu Screen  7)Confirm selected command.
    Battle Screen     8)Confirm selected command.
    -X Button
    Field Screen      1)No uses.
    World Map         2)No uses.
    Menu Screen       3)Cancel the commands.
    Battle Screen     4)Cancel the commands.
    -Square Button
    Field Screen      1)Challenge opponents to play the Card Game.
                        Available after receiving the cards from the man
                        near the elevator of 2nd Floor of Garden Accademy.
    World Map Screen  2)Lock your screen rotation in the world map.
    Menu Screen       3)Discard Magic.
    Battle Screen     4)To do extra damage for the G.F while holding select
                        and tap Square rapidly.Available once the 'Ouen'
                        ability is learn for that particular G.F.
    -Triangle Button
    Field Screen      1)Activates the Menu Screen.
    World Map Screen  2)Activates the Menu Screen.
    Menu Screen       3)No uses.
    Battle Screen     4)Switch parties members.
    -L1 Button
    Field Screen      1)No uses.
    World Map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
    Menu Screen       3)Switches target character/G.F. (Right Direction)
                      4)Switches language from Katakana, Hiragana, English
                        during input your character's name. (toward left)
    Battle Screen     5)Uses to turn on/off the help target command.
    -L2 Button
    Field Screen      1)No uses.
    World map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
    Menu Screen       3)No uses.
    Battle Screen     4)Escape from battles. (Hold together with R2 button)
    -R1 Button
    Field Screen      1)No uses.
    World Map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
    Menu Screen       3)Switches target character/G.F. (left direction)
                      4)Switches language from Katakana, Hiragana, English
                        during input your character's name. (Toward right)
    Battle Screen     5)Triggers Squall's and Seifer's gunblade power.
    -R2 Button
    Field Screen      1)No uses.
    World map Screen  2)Rotates the camera view.
    Menu Screen       3)No uses.
    Battle Screen     4)Escape from battles. (Hold together with L2 button)
    3.III)Vehicle Configuration
    Cars are your basic vehicle in FFVIII and these are the configurations.
    Square :Moves your vehicle forward.
    X      :Moves your vehicle backward.
    Circle :Get in/ Get Out of vehicle.
    R1     :Changes the camera view.
    Select :Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
            (Globe View, Flat Map, Enlarged Full Screen Map)
    Note:Rented cars have limited fuel and fuels will run out after
         travelling for sometime, and your car will be unable to move
         once fuel is run out.
    Note:Cars are able to go through forests, deserts, but not rivers or
         seas. Going through uneven terrain like forests, deserts will
         cause your car to go more slower than when on usual flat land.
    Note:You won't encounter any enemies while in a car.
    3.IV)Chocobo Configuration
    Finally, our main star is back. In FFVIII, you can also ride on this
    tiny yellow bird.
    L-Analog:Moves the chocobo.
    R-Analog:No uses.
    D-pad   :Moves the chocobo.
    Circle  :Unboard the Chocobo.
    R1      :Changes the camera view.
    Select  :Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
             (Globe View, Flat Map, Enlarged Full Screen Map)
    Note:Unlike special chocobos in FFVII, there is no chocobo breeding
         in FFVIII, and the chocobos you catch on the chocobo forest
         only allows you to run on land and cross shallow waters. There's
         no gold chocobos so don't expect a chocobo that can climb hill,
         cross oceans.
    Note:Everytime, you ride on the mother chocobo, a small chocobo will
         be there behind you.
    Note:Once you unboard your chocobo, your chocobo will run away.
    Note:You won't encounter any enemies while riding a chocobo.
    3.V)Balamb Garden Configuration
    It looks really strange that the whole Balamb Garden could fly, but...
    never mind. Here's the configuration.
    L-Analog:Turn the direction(in full 360 degrees).
    R-Analog:Moves forward/backward on land/sea.
    Square  :Moves forward on land/sea.
    X       :Moves backward on land/sea.
    Circle  :Board/Unboard on land/shore only.
    Triangle:Go inside Balamb Garden. Talking to the driver in the control
             room and select the first option to reorganize your party.
    R1      :Changes camera view.
    Select  :Turn ON/OFF and changes the view of the world map.
             (Globe View, Flat Map, Enlarged Full Screen Map)
    Note:As Balamb Garden has very poor mobility, it is impossible to
         cross high terrains like cliffs, hills. Neither can it cross the
         oceans, except on shallow water.
    3.VI)Ragnarok Configuration
    L-Analog     :Raise/Descend(Altitude).
    R-Analog     :Move foward/backward.
    Up/Down      :Raise/Descend(Altitude).
    Right/Left   :Changes the direction of the Ragnarok is facing.
    R2           :Changes camera view.
    Square       :Move Forward
    X            :Move Backward
    Circle       :Get In/Out the Ragnarok.
    Select       :Opens World Map (Globe View,Flat View,Full View)
    Triangle     :Enter Ragnarok.
    Auto-Pilot   :When you are flying a Ragnarok, press select to go to the
                  full view of the world map, then select any destination,
                  for example, point the cursor over to Galbadia, you will
                  see two options available. Choose the first option by
                  pressing circle and Ragnarok will travel automatically
                  without any manual control.
    Note:Auto-Pilot only work in areas that are labelled in the world map.
         Examples of area that does not work are WarShip Island, Centra
         Ruin, Cave of Fire, Timber Lake and all Chocobo Forests etc.
    Note:Ragnarok will stop when it reach the desired destination.
    Tips:To regain control of Ragnarok,press X.
    ~~~Ragnarok Specifications Exclusive Information!!!~~~
    ~Super High Mobility Flying Ship "RAGNAROK"~
    Made of red body, with the word 'ESTHAR' visible on the body,
    Ragnarok was made more than twenty years ago. It was highly regarded
    as one of the strongest flying ships. It was reportedly made secretly
    in an unknown country. There are at least 2 or more such flying ships
    of the same kind, with different markings.
    Highest Output:3450t
    Lowest  Output:2850t
    Total   Length:108m
    Total   Height:54m (Landing)
    		   65m (Cruising)
    Total   Weight:2,850 ton (Without Propellant, Charge and Occupants)
                   3,134 ton (1/3 Propellant, Full Charge and Occupant)
                   3,450 ton (Full Propellant, Full Charge and Occupant)
    Total Wingspan:77m
    Main  Weapon  :609mm Electron Particle Beam x 1
    Sub   Weapon  :152mm multi-barrel Laser x 2
    Main  Engine  :Reaction-Type 12-Level Compressor Turbine
                   (Power output 22500kg) x 2
    Sub   Engine  :Reaction-Type 6-Level Compressor Turbine
                   (Power output 24800kg) x 4
    Occupant      :4 crews
                   (Navigator, wireless operator, cannoneer, and a cox)
                 =>Able to carry more than 10 occupants.
    Top Speed     :11.8km/s, 708km/min, 42480km/h
                 =>Second cosmic velocity;can launch a rocket into space.
    These options are arranged according to the main menu.
    |Junction:    |Allows you to junction G.Fs.,magics,commands,and        |
    |             |abilities.                                              |
    |Magic        |Allows you to view your stocked magics,arranged magics  |
    |             |for your characters.                                    |
    |Item         |Allows you to view,use,arrange items.                   |
    |Status       |Allows you to view your characters' statistics,Special  |
    |             |arts,affection rating etc.                              |
    |G.F.         |Allows you to view your G.F statistics,choose and learn |
    |             |new abilities,affection rating etc.                     |
    |Ability      |Allows you to use G.F menu abilities like make magics,  |
    |             |change card etc.                                        |
    |Switch       |Allows you to change your party members.                |
    |Card         |Allows you to view the statistics of your card library. |
    |Configuration|Allows you to adjust the game setting.                  |
    |Tutorial     |Allows you to sit for tests and has a very precise guide|
    |             |that talks about the basic rules of FFVIII.             |
    |Save         |Allows you to save your game.                           |
    Once noticeably look of FF8 is the overall presentation of the main
    menu. And I have to say it is much more presentable than FF7. Not only
    are the battle window smaller and the magic trading, more user-friendly,
    but the main menu has undergone some changes, giving you a new look.
    I will talk about the main menu. Have you ever getting tired of using
    the PHS too often in FF7 and switching party all the time, just to give
    the type of materia you want for your character?Are you fustrated by
    having to rearrange all the materia again,specifically when Yuffie
    returns you all your materia?
    |HELP                                              |              |
    |Item window                                       | Junction     |
    |__________________________________________________|              |
       ______________________________________________  |>Item         |
      |STATUS                                        | |              |
      | Zell       LV 100    HP:9999 / 9999          | | Magic        |
      |----------------------------------------------| |              |
      |STATUS                                        | | Status       |
      | Squall     LV 100    HP:9999 / 9999          | |              |
      |----------------------------------------------| | G.F.         |
      |STATUS                                        | |              |
      | Rinoa      LV 100    HP:9999 / 9999          | | Ability      |
      |----------------------------------------------| |              |
      |  Irvine                 Quistis              | | Switch       |
      | LV 43 HP1863         LV 45 HP 1941           | |              |
      |                                              | | Card         |
      |                                              | |              |
      |  Selphie                                     | | Configuration|
      | LV 48 HP1954                                 | |              |
      |                                              | | Tutorial     |
      |                                              | |              |
      |                                              | | Save         |
      |______________________________________________| |______________|
     _________________________________________________ |PLay71:12     |
    |                                                 ||S.LV.      23 |
    |  Island Closest to Hell                         ||  303107    G |
    You have seen the main menu.So,what do you think?Is it more easier or
    complex than the other Final Fantasies?Now,you can arrange your
    equipments,without using the switch menu,even if the other three
    members are not in the main party.Confused???
    4.I)Junction Menu
        __________________________________________________| Junction   |
       |Notice >Junction   Remove   Priority  Ability     |  Window    |
        |Help Junction Option                                         |
     _________                                               __________
    | PHOTO   |     SQUALL                                  |Command   |
    |  OF     |                                             |Attack    |
    | SQUALL  |     Lv 100                                  |Magic     |
    |         |                                             |Draw      |
    |_________|     HP 9999/9999                            |G.F.      |
    Total  EXP:   99000P
    Next Level:       0P
    | HP         Ultima       9999   S ATK     S DEF   E ATK   E DEF    |
    | Strength   Aura          255   Dexterity Triple            57     |
    | Stamina    Life 2        121   Evasion   Water             13%    |
    | Magic      Gravity       136   Hit Rate  Double           225%    |
    | Spirit     Cure 3         92   Luck      ---------------   22     |
      List of Abbreviation
     |S ATK:Status Attack    |    Does the screen 'stun' you?
     |S DEF:Status Defense   |    Is it complex?
     |E ATK:Elemental Attack |    Never mind!
     |E Def:Elemental Defense|    I will explain everything very detailed
     |_______________________|    below.
    |Name            |         What it mean?                               |
    |HP              |It shows the max HP of your character.               |
    |Strength        |It shows the strength of your physical attack.       |
    |Stamina         |It shows the defense power against physical attacks. |
    |Magic           |It shows the magic power of the character.The higher |
    |                |it is,you will cause more damage when using a magic, |
    |                |as well as drawing more magic from an enemy at one   |
    |		     |time.	Also determines recovery magic.                |
    |Spirit          |It shows the defense power against status attacks    |
    |                |and magic attacks.                                   |
    |Dexterity       |The higher your speed value, the faster the          |
    |                |character's ATB charges.                             |
    |Evasion         |The % chance of dodging physical attacks.            |
    |Hit Rate        |The chance of hitting your enemy using physical      |
    |                |attacks.The type of weapon you carried also affect   |
    |                |the hit rate.Refer to advanced tutorial on weapon    |
    |                |upgrading.Also known as accuracy in some guides.     |
    |Luck            |The luck of your character.Affect the chances of     |
    |                |enemies dropping an item,as well as the chances of   |
    |                |stealing an item.                                    |
    |Status Attack   |Ability to cause status disorder to your enemy,      |
    |                |depending on the type of magic junctioned.           |
    |Status Defense  |Ability to be protected from a certain status dis-   |
    |                |order,depending on the type of magic junctioned.     |
    |Elemental ATK   |Add certain elemental,like fire to your attack.      |
    |Elemental DEF   |Add certain elemental,like fire to your defence.     |
    |                |Recieve as min damage from such elemental attacks    |
    |                |from your enemy,regardless it is physical or magics. |
    |                |Able to nulify the elemental attack to gain some HP, |
    |                |if elemental def is very high.                       |
    Junction Magics Chart-Contributed By Scott Ong
    The chart is taken from Scott Ong<kangning@mbox5.singnet.com.sg>'s
    faq. The statistics below are based on 100x magic. For example,
    100x Aero will increase a character's HP by 300 if you junction Aero
    to his or her HP. Now, everything is Mathematics again! So, what if
    you junction 50x Aero to HP? Simple enough, HP will rise by 150
    instead. And, if you just junction 1x Aero to HP, HP will rise by only
    3. Get the idea?
    | Name       | HP  | Str | Vit  | Mag  | Spr | Spd | Eva | Hit  | Luck |
    | Aero       | 300 |  17 |  10  |  16  | 10  | 20  |  8  |  22  |  15  |
    | Apocalypse |4200 |  80 |  80  |  80  | 90  | 30  | 12  |  30  |  30  |
    | Aura       |3400 |  70 |  22  |  24  | 24  | 10  |  2  |  50  |  40  |
    | Berserk    | 300 |  13 |   8  |  14  |  8  |  5  |  2  |   4  |   3  |
    | Bio        | 700 |  24 |  15  |  24  | 15  |  5  |  2  |   4  |   4  |
    | Blind      | 100 |   6 |   5  |  12  | 10  |  3  |  2  |  30  |   2  |
    | Blizzard   | 100 |  10 |   4  |  10  |  4  |  8  |  3  |  10  |   8  |
    | Blizzara   | 200 |  15 |   8  |  15  |  8  | 12  |  4  |  16  |  12  |
    | Blizzaga   |1400 |  30 |  16  |  30  | 16  | 14  |  4  |  20  |  14  |
    | Break      |1000 |  20 |  20  |  34  | 35  | 10  |  4  |  10  |  12  |
    | Cure       | 200 |   4 |  15  |   4  | 15  |  3  |  2  |   2  |   2  |
    | Cura       | 500 |   8 |  28  |   8  | 28  |  4  |  2  |   3  |   3  |
    | Curaga     |2200 |  20 |  65  |  20  | 65  | 10  |  4  |  10  |  10  |
    | Confuse    | 700 |  22 |  18  |  28  | 18  | 18  |  4  |   8  |   8  |
    | Death      |1800 |  22 |  22  |  38  | 58  | 10  |  4  |  10  |  38  |
    | Demi       |1600 |  34 |  18  |  36  | 18  | 12  |  4  |  14  |  10  |
    | Dispel     |1000 |  12 |  36  |  16  | 60  |  8  |  4  |   8  |  14  |
    | Double     | 200 |  15 |   6  |  18  |  6  | 10  |  4  |  40  |   2  |
    | Drain      | 400 |  13 |  30  |  20  | 24  |  6  |  2  |   5  |   4  |
    | Esuna      | 500 |   6 |  36  |  12  | 36  |  3  |  2  |   3  |  10  |
    | Fire       | 100 |  10 |   4  |  10  |  4  |  8  |  3  |  10  |   8  |
    | Fira       | 200 |  15 |   8  |  15  |  8  | 12  |  4  |  16  |  12  |
    | Firaga     |1400 |  30 |  16  |  30  | 16  | 14  |  4  |  20  |  14  |
    | Flare      |3200 |  56 |  26  |  44  | 26  | 12  |  4  |  26  |  12  |
    | Float      | 200 |   8 |  15  |   8  | 15  | 16  |  4  |  12  |  20  |
    | Full-Life  |4800 |  20 |  80  |  20  | 85  |  8  |  4  |   8  |  20  |
    | Haste      | 500 |  12 |  16  |  20  | 20  | 50  |  8  |  10  |  10  |
    | Holy       |3800 |  55 |  28  |  45  | 48  | 10  |  8  |  24  |  14  |
    | Life       |1200 |   8 |  50  |  10  | 50  |  4  |  2  |   3  |   4  |
    | Meltdown   |1500 |  24 |  80  |  20  | 20  |  3  |  2  |  12  |   8  |
    | Meteor     |4600 |  75 |  34  |  52  | 34  | 30  | 12  |  40  |  22  |
    | Pain       |2800 |  42 |  36  |  60  | 45  |  4  |  2  |   4  |  40  |
    | Protect    | 400 |   6 |  40  |  10  | 18  |  3  |  2  |   3  |  14  |
    | Quake      |2600 |  40 |  20  |  40  | 20  |  7  |  3  |  30  |  12  |
    | Reflect    |2000 |  14 |  46  |  20  | 72  | 10  |  4  |   8  |  16  |
    | Regen      |2600 |  18 |  70  |  18  | 60  |  8  |  4  |  12  |   8  |
    | Scan       | 100 |   5 |   5  |   5  |  5  |  3  |  2  |   3  |   3  |
    | Shell      | 400 |   6 |  18  |  10  | 40  |  3  |  2  |   3  |  14  |
    | Sleep      | 100 |   6 |   5  |   8  | 10  |  4  |  4  |   3  |   2  |
    | Slow       | 500 |  12 |  16  |  20  | 20  | 40  |  8  |  10  |  10  |
    | Stop       | 800 |  18 |  20  |  30  | 24  | 48  | 10  |  20  |  10  |
    | Thunder    | 100 |  10 |   4  |  10  |  4  |  8  |  3  |  10  |   8  |
    | Thundara   | 200 |  15 |   8  |  15  |  8  | 12  |  4  |  16  |  12  |
    | Thundaga   |1400 |  30 |  16  |  30  | 16  | 14  |  4  |  20  |  14  |
    | Triple     |2400 |  70 |  10  |  70  | 10  | 70  | 16  | 150  |  30  |
    | Tornado    |3000 |  48 |  24  |  42  | 24  | 33  | 13  |  38  |  14  |
    | Ultima     |6000 | 100 |  82  | 100  | 95  | 60  | 24  |  60  |  64  |
    | Water      | 300 |  20 |  14  |  18  | 14  | 12  |  4  |  18  |  13  |
    | Zombie     | 800 |  15 |  24  |  15  | 12  |  2  |  1  |   2  |   2  |
    Credit:Refer to <fuuie@oldcrows.net> junction FAQ also. His faq has a
           table value of all junction magics and he has made a very clear
           and detailed explanation on junctioning.
    4.I.I)Junction Menu
    <Junction>   <Remove>   <Priority>   <Ability>
    By clicking on these options will lead to another sub-menu.
    <G.F.>  <Magic>
    G.F. :Allows junctioning/dejunctioning of your character with G.F.s.
    Magic:Allows junctioning/dejunctioning of your character magics to
          boost your character stats.
    Pressing the Square button while you junction your GF will allow you to
    view the abilities of what the G.F. has completed.
    Here is what you will see when you are selecting G.Fs.
    |G.F Page 1    |G.F Page 2     | Here's the layout of the G.Fs.Press
    |______________|_______________| Circle to select the G.Fs and X to
    |Queztalcoatl  |Brothers       | return.If the character has been
    |Shiva         |Diablo         | equipped,you will see a symbol next
    |Ifrit         |Carbunkle      | to the name of the G.F,indicating
    |Siren         |Leviathan      | that you cannot equip the G.F another
    |______________|_______________| time.Each G.F can only be equipped to
    |G.F Page 3    |G.F Page 4     | a single person only,not more than one.
    |______________|_______________| Make full use of the direction pad,
    |Pandamonium   |Bahamut        | left and right to switch pages.Once
    |Cerberos      |Sabotender     | a G.F is being equipped,you can now
    |Alexander     |Master Tonberry| junction magics,equipped commands.For
    |Grasharboras  |Eden           | more informations,please read below.
    <Magic>  <All>
    Magic:Remove all the magics that are junctioned.
    All  :Remove all G.Fs,junctioned abilities, and magics.
    Note:In both cases,your character stats will decrease and revert back to
         the characters' current base value.
    Note:This option is almost identical to the <Magic> in the first option,
         except instead of choosing your own magic,the CPU will arrange for
         you,according to the three types of priority you want.Use these
         settings wisely.
    <Attack>  <Magic>  <Defence>
    Attack:Maximises Strength,Dexterity,and Evasion.
    Magic :Maximises Magic,Dexterity,and HP.
    HP    :Maximises HP,Stamina,and Spirit.
    Note:To select the character you want,press L1 or R1.
    Note:The three options after G.F won't be accessible unless your
         character is equipped with at least 1 G.F.
    4.I.II)Junction Menu
    ~~~Junctioning Status or Elemental ATK/DEF~~~
    When you are in the junction menu,click on magic option.You will see the
    screen below.
        __________________________________________________| Junction   |
       |Notice >Junction|        G.F           >Magic     |  Window    |
        |Help Choose the type of magic you want to junction           |
     _________  _______________                              __________
    | PHOTO   ||Magic P1    Num|                            |Command   |
    |  OF     ||Cure        100|                            |Attack    |
    | SQUALL  ||Cure 2      100|                            |Magic     |
    |         ||Cure 3      100|                            |Draw      |
    |_________||Ultima      100|                            |G.F.      |
     __________|_______________|                            |__________|
    |<<S ATK/DEF <E Atk/DEF    |
    |>HP         Ultima       9999   S ATK    S DEF   E ATK   E DEF    |
    | Strength   Aura          255   Speed    Triple            57     |
    | Stamina    Life 2        121   Evasion  Water             13%    |
    | Magic      Gravity       136   Hit Rate Double           225%    |
    | Spirit     Cure 3         92   Luck     ---------------   22     |
    By selecting any junction option from the left, eg. HP and all the way
    down to Spirit, press Left once. To return back, press right. You will
    see a small portion of the screen like this on the bottom left.
      |<S ATK/DEF  >Value         |
      | E ATK  Earth  |ELEMENTAL DEFENSE                 |
      |>E DEF  Fire 3 |  Fire *---50 %    Poison --- 0 % |
      | E DEF  Ice    |  Ice   ---50 %    Wind   --- 0 % |
      |               |  Bolt  --- 0 %    Water  --- 0 % |
      |               |  Earth --- 0 %    Holy   --- 0%  |
    |Question|What if I want to view my elemental attack?                  |
    |Answer  |Click on the first option, E ATK. You should see the same    |
    |        |screen, except the title is now changed to elemental attack. |
    |        |The % tells you the strength of E ATK/DEF.                   |
    |Note|By clicking on the second and third option, you should see the % |
    |    |defense against a particular elemental attack. If a green star,  |
    |    |as indicated by * appears, this means that you have reached the  |
    |    |ability to absorb the elemental attack, in this case, Fire.      |
    |>E ATK/DEF >>Value         |
    |>S ATK Silence  |Status Attack                                  |
    | S DEF -------- | Instant Death --- 0%     Zombie     --- 0%    |
    | S DEF -------- | Poison        --- 0%     Sleep      --- 0%    |
    |                | Petrify       --- 0%     Slow       --- 0%    |
    |                | Blind         --- 0%     Stop       --- 0%    |
    |                | Silence          55%     Confusion  --- 0%    |
    |                | Berserk       --- 0%     Absorption --- 0%    |
    As for status def, the right-hand side screen is a bit different.
       |                          Zombie     --- 0%    |
       | Instant Death --- 0%     Sleep      --- 0%    |
       | Poison        --- 0%     Slow       --- 0%    |
       | Petrify       --- 0%     Stop       --- 0%    |
       | Blind         --- 0%     Curse      --- 0%    |
       | Silent        --- 0%     Confusion  --- 0%    |
       | Berserk       --- 0%     Absorption --- 0%    |
    Tips:Notice the small arrow beside the E/S ATK/DEF. By pressing the
         direction, you will go the screen. Two arrows mean two times.
    Tips:Some magics give you one elemental attack/def, whereas
         non-elemental magics like Ultima, Flare give you an all-rounded
         ATK/DEF to various elemental attacks.
    Tips:You can unjunction a slot by pressing the Square button.
    Note:How many slots of E/S ATK/DEF you can have, depends on what type
         of G.F you equip, to be specific, your G.F ability. For example,
         if you equip a G.F with the ability, elemental defense Jx4
         learned, it will give you four slots to junction any more magics
         to your elemental defense. The same rule applies to status
         ATK/DEF as well.
    For all elemental/status, please read below.
    4.I.III)Junction Menu
    Abilities are essential for your battles and it's best to make full use
    of your abilities. There are various types of abilities: Junction,
    Command, Character, Party, G.F., Menu.You can junction up to three
    Command abilities (upper), and 2-4 Character/Party abilities (lower),
    depending on your GF. I will explain them one by one here.
    |Name Of Abilities|  Symbol |              Description                 |
    |Command          |   (!)   |It allows the character to use special    |
    |                 |         |commands during battle. For example,      |
    |                 |         |"Recover", "Revive", etc. Each command    |
    |                 |         |ability requires one command ability slot.|
    |Junction         |   (J)   |It allows you to junction magics to the   |
    |                 |         |respective attributes. For example, "HPJ",|
    |                 |         |"Str J", etc.Junction abilities do not    |
    |                 |         |require any ability slots.                |
    |Guardian Force   |  (G.F)  |It enhances a G.F.s power. For example,   |
    |                 |         |"GF HP+20%", "Support". Note that such    |
    |                 |         |abilites are cumalative, i.e. if you have |
    |                 |         |GF HP+20% and GF HP+40% you will get the  |
    |                 |         |effect of GF HP+60%.G.F. abilities do not |
    |                 |         |require any ability slots.                |
    |Character        |   (C)   |It allows your character to use special   |
    |                 |         |commands such as Steal, or boast your     |
    |                 |         |characters statistics. For example, "Mug" |
    |                 |         |, "HP+20%", "HP Bonus". Each character    |
    |                 |         |ability requires one Character/Party      |
    |                 |         |ability slot. Note that such abilites are |
    |                 |         |cumalative, eg. If you junction HP+20% and|
    |                 |         |HP+40%, you will get the effect of HP+60%.|
    |Menu             |   (M)   |It appears with a "P" beside the ability  |
    |                 |         |name. It can allow you to perform various |
    |                 |         |commands from the main menu,just below the|
    |                 |         |G.F menu in the main menu. For example,   |
    |                 |         |"Create Fire Magic", "Call Junk Shop",    |
    |                 |         |"Card Change". Menu Abilities does not    |
    |                 |         |need any ability slots.                   |
    |Party            |   (P)   |It allows special conditions to work for  |
    |                 |         |the entire party. For example, "Move/Find"|
    |                 |         |, "Encounter Nothing" etc. Each party     |
    |                 |         |ability requires one Character/Party      |
    |                 |         |ability slot.                             |
    I will cover the junctioning of abilities below.
    Command   Selection
    Attack     |Magic    By clicking the cursor on the right window,you
    >          |Draw     able to equip the commands over to the left window.
    >          |G.F      For your informations,all G.Fs will always have
    >          |Item     these four basic commands,magic,draw,item,and G.Fs
      >        |Recover  when you first get them.
      >        |
      >        |
    Table 1.
    Here's a brief description for the basic commands:
    Attack:Do physical attacks.This is a compulsory command.
    Magic :Allows you to use your stocked magics.
    Draw  :Allows you to draw magics from enemies,draw points.
    G.Fs  :Allows you to summon Guardian Force to battle.
    Item  :Allows you to use items.
    Now,look at the character(C) ability.You may wonder what are the options
    below the commands.These are called character(C) ability from the G.F.
    These do not give new commands during the battle,but instead aid you and
    improve your stats.For example,when your G.F learns abilities like HP+20%,
    Magic+20%,you will be able to equip it.
    Commands    Choice
    Attack     |Magic+20%
    >Magic     |Status Defense+20%
    >Draw      |
    >G.F       |           By clicking on the cursor to the right,you will
      >HP+20%  |           be able to equip to the left window.
      >        |           Notice that the user equip HP+20%.What do you
      >        |           think will happened to his HP?
    Table 2.
    Note:The number of character(C) abilities depend on your G.F.Most G.Fs
         can only offer two character(C) ability,while some has Ability x3
         or Ability x4.For example,Bahamut has 4x ability.
    Hint:You can actually use Amnesia Grass,and then use 4x ability on your
    Tips:Use your creativity to make ability combos, such as Drain at ST
         Attack with Dark Attack, or Cover with Parry,for example,Zombie to
         ST Attack and Recover/Revive is a deadly combo,too.
    For more info,pls read battle,draw,G.Fs section etc.
    4.II.I)Item Menu
     ___________________________________________________________ |      |
    |Notice Use   Arrange   Auto-Arrange  Battle Arrangement    ||Item  |
    Use			:Allows the using of items.
    Arrange		:Arrange your item yourself.
    Auto-Arrange	:Auto arrange of items by your CPU.
    Battle Arrangement:Allows you to arrange your item inventory of what it
                       is going to appear during battle.
    If you click on auto-arrange,the items will be arranged as follows:
    For more info on the various groups of items, please read below.
    Here is what is going to be like if you click on Battle Arrangement.
     ___________________________________________________________|      |
    |Notice Use   Arrange   Auto-Arrange >Battle Arrangement    |Item  |
       |Help  HP recover by 200                                       |
     Show     |ITEM P1         Num |
     the      | Potion          61 |
    selected=>|>Hero's Drink     2 |
     item,    | Elixir          10 |
    Eg item A |<Phoenix Down   100>|<=Press Left or Right to view pages.
                                        |ITEM P1         Num |
    By clicking on Potion, Eg call it =>|>Potion          61 |
    item B. Item A will then switch     | Hero's Drink     2 |
    position with item B. In this case, | Elixir          10 |
    hero's drink will switch position   |<Phoenix Down   100>|
    with Potion.                        |____________________|
    This arrangement shows what the item menu will be liked during battle.
    The item pages will look similar to your magic pages.
    |ITEM P1            NUM. |   To arrange the items,simply point the
    |Elixir              10  |   cursor on the top-left screen to the
    |Phoenix Down       100  |   bottom-right screen. This will switch
    |Hero's Drink         2  |   the positions of the items. Like magic
    |Potion             100  |   page, there are a total of 8 pages, each
    |________________________|   page can contain only four items.
    4.II.II)Classification Of Item
    In Final Fantasy VIII, there are a whole, wide range of items for you
    to buy, find etc and all these items can be classified into six
    different groups, depending on their uses. Here are the six groups.
    |Medicine|Recovery items like Phoenix Downs,Potions,Elixirs etc.       |
    |G.F     |G.F recovery items and items that allows G.Fs to learn new   |
    |        |abilities.                                                   |
    |Battle  |Items that are used in the battlefield.Example,Phoenix Tail. |
    |Field   |Items that are used in the field,and can only be used at a   |
    |        |save point like tents.                                       |
    |Bullet  |Bullets are only used by Irvine's special arts.              |
    |Junk    |These items cannot be used during battles,but they are a     |
    |        |good source of raw materials for weapon tuning up,source of  |
    |        |using G.Fs ability to make magics,or some even provides a    |
    |        |source of blue magics for Quistis to learn special arts.     |
    |        |Examples of such items are magic stones like Sage's stone,or |
    |        |items like screws.                                           |
    |Magazine|Useful martial arts guides for Zell,teaching Rinoa and Angelo|
    |        |new special arts moves,and a guidebook for the list of items |
    |        |needed for tuning up weapons.                                |
    4.III)Magic Menu
     ______________________________________________|      |
    |Notice   Use    Exchange    Get    Arrange    |Magic |
    Note:To switch characters,press L1 or R1.
    <Use>:Use your stocked magic.
    Allows you to exchange and trade magics between your characters.
    <Hand All> <Get All> <Distribute>
    Hand All   :Hand all the magics for that particular type from the top
                row character to the bottom row character.
    Get All    :Receive all the magics for that particular type from the
                bottom row to the top row.
    Distribute :Distribute the number of magics you want to give or get for
                that particular type of magic.
    Below is a diagram to help you out.
     ______________________________________________|      |
    |Notice   Use   >Exchange    Get    Arrange    |Magic |
      |Help Use Magic                                    |
        _______                          _______________
       | Photo |  SQUALL                |MAGIC P1    NUM|
       |  of   |  Lv. 100               | Cure       100|
       |Squall |  HP 9999/9999          | Cure 2     100|
       |_______|           ___________  | Ice         55|
                          | Hand All  | |>Fire        89|
                          | Get All   | |_______________|
        _______           |>Distribute|  _______________
      >| Photo |  Rinoa   |___________| | MAGIC P1   NUM|
       |  of   |  Lv. 100               | Cure 2      50|
       |Rinoa  |  HP 9999/9999          | Cure 3     100|
       |_______|                        |>Fire        70|
                                        | Ice 2       80|
    If you choose Distribute,another sub-menu will appear.Sorry,
    i couldn't display too many things at one go together.
    This is the sub-menu.
    Pressing these directions will do the following distributions:
    |CHOICE       |
    |Fire         |  UP   :Upper Row Character gets 10 magic.
    |  Squall  89 |  Down :Bottom Row Character gets 10 magic.
    |  Rinoa   70 |  Left :Upper Row Character gets 1 magic.
    |_____________|  Right:Bottom Row Character gets 1 magic.
    Notice any differences between hand and get???Are you able to see?
    Note:While choosing magic,you can press the directional button left or
         right to view the next page.Each page can contain only four magics,
         up to 100 units of each type.
    |MAGIC P1   NUM|
    |Cure       100| P1 indicates the page number,1.There are a total of 8
    |Cure 2     100| pages,each page can contain 4 magics,which means to say
    |Ice         50| each character can carry only 24 magics.\
    |Lightning   69|
    Recieve:Allows the above character in the top row to recieve all the
            magics from the bottom row.
    Note:If the top row character has a magic of 100,he won't be able to
         carry any more from the bottom row.
    Arrange:Allows the arranging of the magics for that character and not
    Tips:You can discard your magic by pressing the Square button.
    Hint:The arranging of magic works similarly to battle arrangement of
         items.So,if you know that,i guess you don't know a diagram for
    4.IV)Status Menu
    It allows you to view your character stats.
    Note:You can switch your characters with L1 or R1 buttons
    By pressing circle,you will open sub-menu.
    <Sub-Menu 1>
    View your character's name,level,HP,experience etc.
    <Sub-Menu 2>
    View your character's % elemental defense,as well as status defense.
    The elemental attack is at the top,and the status defense is at the
    <Sub-Menu 3>
    View junctioned G.Fs,as well as the affection rating.
    <Sub-Menu 4>
    View your character's Special Art.
    4.IV.I)Status Menu:Elemental List
    Here is a table of a list of description of different elemental attacks.
               |Fire     |Resistance against Fire-type attacks.   |
               |Ice      |Resistance against Ice-type attacks.    |
               |Thunder  |Resistance against Thunder-type attacks.|
               |Earth    |Resistance against Earth-type attacks.  |
               |Poison   |Resistance against Poison-type attacks. |
               |Wind     |Resistance against Wind-type attacks.   |
               |Water    |Resistance against Water-type attacks.  |
               |Holy     |Resistance against Holy-type attacks.   |
    Note:Flying enemies are usually weak against Wind attacks and strong
         against Earth attacks(usually unable to harm them),while Undeads
         are weak against Fire/Holy/Cure/Revive and strong against
    4.IV.II)Status Menu:Status Disorder List
    Here is a brief descriptions for each status disorder.You might want to
    read it as a reference.
    |Instant Death|Your character will be killed instantly,HP drops to     |
    |             |zero.                                                   |
    |Poison       |A green cloud appears above your head.HP drops each     |
    |             |turn.                                                   |
    |Petrify      |Turns into a statue,and ATB stops moving.No difference  |
    |             |from death.It is a permanent disorder,unless you use a  |
    |             |remedy or heal.                                         |
    |Blind        |A black cloud surrounds the forehead of your character. |
    |             |Hit rate drop signifiantly,often misses the attack.A    |
    |             |permanent disorder.                                     |
    |Silence      |A tiny bubble speech that says "..." Your character     |
    |             |cannot use the Magic, GF, or Draw commands.A permanment |
    |             |status disorder.                                        |
    |Berserk      |Steam rushes out from the fury-hot character. You will  |
    |             |lose control of the affected character as the character |
    |             |just performed the attack command randomly on any enemy.|
    |             |Attack strength is increased.                           |
    |Zombie       |Character turns green in colour.Attacking power is      |
    |             |slighly increased,but attempts to recover HP would cause|
    |             |damage instead on the character itself.                 |
    |Sleep        |The character's ATB will stop and "zzzz" appears from   |
    |             |the character.The character will only awake when under  |
    |             |attack or a Remedy/Heal is used on him/her.It is a      |
    |             |temporary status disorder,which means the character will|
    |             |still wake up,after some time.                          |
    |Slow         |The Active Time Bar moves slower,turning purple in      |
    |             |colour.                                                 |
    |Stop         |The ATB guage freezes as the effected character stopped |
    |             |moving.                                                 |
    |Curse        |The character will not be able to activate his/her      |
    |             |Special Art.                                            |
    |Confusion    |Your character turns around in circles and will attack  |
    |             |enemies,or your party or himself/herself!A huge chocobo |
    |             |appears above the character,confusing the character.It  |
    |             |is again a temporary disorder,and can be recover either |
    |             |by recieving an attack or using heal/remedy.            |
    |Absorption   |Affect how much HP you will absorb using the HP absorb  |
    |             |and also reduce your HP absorb by the enemies on you to |
    |             |the minimum.Note that trying to absorb/drain from a     |
    |             |undead will result in HP lost instead.                  |
    |Defense 0    |It is not shown on the Junction menu,but defense 0 is   |
    |             |extremely lethal,in a way such that it reduces your     |
    |             |characters' defense against both physical and magics    |
    |             |attack.Melten is the only spell that has this effect.   |
    |             |It is best that you immediately use heal/remedy.        |
    Note:In Zombie state,the character/enemy will be immune to death,but
         will be weak against any holy attacks.
    The elemental and status list is taken from Scott Ong's FAQ walkthrough
    Part 1 <kangning@mbox5.singnet.com>. Sorry, Scott Ong, I cut out some
    portions just to save space, and add a few information. Hope you don't
    blame me. Anyway, the original meaning is remained intact.
    4.IV.III)Status Menu:Positive Status Condition List-By Kaze Yagami
    Besides the negative status conditions above,there are other positive
    status conditions that you might encounter in a battle.
    |Haste        |Active Time Battle moves faster, which means speed      |
    |             |increases as well.                                      |
    |Protection   |Physical damage reduced by half.                        |
    |Shell        |Magical damage reduced by half.                         |
    |Reflect      |Turns magic casted onto subject onto another target on  |
    |             |the other side.                                         |
    |Levitate     |Nullify earth-based attacks. Allows you to float.       |
    |Regen        |Regenerates HP every turn.                              |
    |Double       |Cast two magics in one turn.                            |
    |Triple       |Cast three magics in one turn.                          |
    |Aura         |Affects your crisis levels and increases your chance of |
    |             |activating special arts.                                |
    |Defend       |Reduces magical damage by half and physical damage to 0.|
    |Invincible   |Making you temporary invulnerable to all attacks,magics,|
    |             |status changes etc.To get this status,use Hero/Crusade  |
    |             |drink or when Rinoa performs her special art,Angelo     |
    |             |Invisible Moon.                                         |
    4.V.I)Guardian Force Menu
    Guardian Force (G.F. in short) are like your character's second persona.
    You get all your abilities, stats boost etc from the GFs.GFs themselves
    also works like summons in the past FF series.There are a total of 16
    G.Fs that you need to find.However,finding G.F is not as easy as you will
    have think. Some of the G.F. requires you to fight with them, whereas
    some requires you to draw them out from bosses.Be careful when you are
    fighting bosses. Always start the combat by drawing.Once you draw the
    G.F and defeat the boss,you will be able to enter name for your G.F.
    However, if you forget to draw the G.F and defeat the boss,then say
    goodbye to them.You won't be able to get them anymore through other
    ways,besides using a cheat hacker like gameshark.
    There are another group of special G.F.s which you cannot junction, and
    you can summon them under special conditions such as the use of an item.
    Note:For more information, please read <Stevenbruck@bigfoot.com>
         Guardian Force FAQ that can be found at www.gameFAQ.com
    By clicking on the G.F. you want, you will see a whole list of abilities
    that your G.F can learn.Just like your characters,your G.F can earn LVs,
    have HP and even AP for learning new abilities.The first menu gives you
    your G.F experience and other stats.The left lower corner shows the
    current ability under training.And to the right shows your affection
    rating for every character.
    Here is a diagram to show you.
     _______________________________________________________|         |
    |NOTICE >Ability List                                   |G.F.     |
     |HELP View your G.F ability list                                |
       | Photo | BAHAMUT                Affection Rating      ________
       |  For  | Lv. 64                      SQUALL          |________|
       |  G.F  | HP 9999/9999                ZELL            |________|
       |_______|                             IRVINE          |________|
                                             QUISTIS         |________|
    Total  EXP:   31770p                     RINOA           |________|
    Next Level:     230p                     SELPHIE         |________|
    Present Training Skill
    Sorry,i couldn't mapped out the whole affection rating bar as it looked
    very small.You will notice a red bar a number below.If the bar is filled
    with red,that means the affection rating has reached the maximum,
    and the numbers below indicate the affection rating,with 1000,as the
    maximum rating.The higher the rating,it takes shorter time for the G.Fs
    to summon.Well,this is the a small diagram to illustrate affection
    rating.Also,this is what the bar will look like in one of the sub-menu
    of status screen too.If there is a symbol on the left of the name,that
    means the G.F is equipped to the character in the G.F menu,or vice
    versa in on of the sub-menu for the status screen.
              The bar gauge when     =>|___________|______|
              completely red,shows the                  658<=the affection
              max affection rating.                          rating  number.
    For more information, please read the Guardian Force section on
    affection rating.
    When you press circle,another new sub-menu will appear,giving you a
    whole chunk of abilities that you can learn or have learnt. From there,
    you can choose the next ability you wish to train.New abilites that can
    be learnt sometimes appears upon completing of certain abilities.Note
    that each G.F. can only complete up to 22 abilities, so sometimes you
    need to "forget" certain abilities which you don't need, with the help
    of Amnesia Grass, so as to make space for other abilities.
    Here is a diagram to show you.
     _______________________________________________________|         |
    |NOTICE >Ability List                                   |G.F.     |
     |HELP Enables you to use Draw command                           |
       _______                ________________________________________
      | Photo | BAHAMUT      |ABILITY P1                              |
      |  for  | Lv. 64       |  (J)Ability  x4            Complete!   |
      |  G.F  | HP 9999/9999 |  (!)Magic Command          Complete!   |
      |_______|              |  (!)G.F.                   Complete!   |
                             | >(!)Draw Command           Complete!   |
    Total  EXP:     31770p   |  (!)Item Command           Complete!   |
    Next Level:       230p   |  (C)Strength + 60%         Complete!   |
                             |  (C)Magic Strength +60%    Complete!   |
                             ||>(C)Steal                  150/200AP   |
                             |  (C)Walk and Recover         0/250AP   |
     Present Training Skill  |  (C)Auto Protection          0/250AP   |
     (C)Steal Command        |  (C)Double Consumption       0/250AP > |
     150/250 AP              |________________________________________|
    The arrow on the bottom right,indicate the next page.Like the magic,
    item page,G.F. ability is divided into two pages,each page containing
    11 abilities ,making a total of 22 abilities that you can learn.The
    middle-left arrow points to the ability that you are learning now,for
    example,in the picture shown above,it is steal.In this case,steal has
    only gained 150AP,and you need to earn an additional 100AP to fully
    master Steal.The bottom-right hand side also tells you the skill and
    AP. For skills that you have learnt,you will see a complete! there.To
    gain AP,you need to battle monsters/bosses.Any AP you gained will only
    go to the selected ability,in this case,only steal.The smaller arrow,
    that is pointing to the draw command,enables you to view other
    abilities,and an explanation is shown above at the HELP.The smaller
    arrow also allows you to choose other selected ability that you want
    to learn.For example,you are now learning steal ability,if you point
    the smaller arrow to,let say,auto protection,and press circle,the
    bigger arrow,that is point to the steal right now,will then switch
    over to auto protection.
    Things to take note of:
    1)Stats change will automatically take effect like the adjustment of
      HP etc.
    2)When command abilities like Death Sentence above is learned,you can
      junction it in the first option of the menu.
    3)If your G.F learns elemental def,let's say Ifrit,when you junction
      fire to your elemental defense,you will be more protected from fire
    4)Different G.F have different abilities.Some arise to new abilities
      like cure,status recovery, barrier and so on.
    For more information, please read the G.F on the battle section.
    4.V.II)Guardian Force Diagram
    Guardian Force Menu
    Here's a diagram of what your the menu will be like.
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |          No.      Name of G.F
    | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |          01.      Quezacotl
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|          02.      Shiva
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |          03.      Ifrit
    | 9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |          04.      Siren
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|          05.      Brothers
                                               06.      Diablos
    By clicking Circle, you will be able to    07.      Carbuncle
    view the G.F's ability list, as well as    08.      Leviathan
    the G.F's experience, compatibility and    09.      Pandemona
    HP. Pressing X will return you back to     10.      Cerberus
    the previous screen. When viewing the      11.      Alexander
    Guardian Force status screen, press        12.      Doomtrain
    L1 and R1, to switch to other G.Fs.        13.      Cactuar
    Also, the ability list allows you to       14.      Bahamut
    select the ability you want to learn,as    15.      Tonberry
    well showing you the AP needed.            16.      Eden
    Note:The controls are for the Japanese version only. For US version,
         press X to confirm instead of Circle and Triangle to cancel
         instead of X.
    Some Menu Abilities are of very much use, like converting items to
    certain magics,items to bullets,and cards to rare items etc.Each G.F
    has different set of new ability and will help you a lot during the
    game.More information will be provided in the next update.
    4.VII.I)Switch Menu
    This option allows you to change your active party members.Please
    remember that member switching can only be done only on the world map or
    at a save point,or special occasions.
    4.VII.II)Switch Menu:Laguna
    Laguna Scenarios
    In Final Fantasy VIII,there are two main characters,Squall and Laguna.
    Occasionally,the scene will switch to Laguna's party.You will see an
    arrow.For example,an arrow is point from Laguna to squall.That means
    Laguna will take all the magics from Squall,and follow Squall's levels,
    equipments.Once the scene ends,everything will return back to Squall.
    For example,if Laguna earns a level,Squall will also earn a level.
    4.VIII)Card Menu
    It allows you to view the cards that you have in your hand.Cards can be
    won by defeating GFs, changing monsters or by defeating other card
    players in towns across the world, or after winning a battle.Try to hang
    onto these cards, as they are difficult to win back if you should lose
    some of your powerful cards.Also,to play with other players,remember to
    talk to them by pressing Square,and not circle.
    Each card has four numbers representing four directions: up, down, left
    and right.The game is played on a board of nine squares or 3 X 3 square.
    Though the game may seem simple to you,it is a very addictive,yet
    involving a lot of strategy thinking.
    So,what's the advantage of collecting cards?
    By using Quetzalcoatl ability (Card change),you can change your cards
    into items,including rare items that are hard to get from certain
    Basic Rule:First,Each card has four numbers,let's say Up,Down,Left,
               Right.By putting on a grid,you can actually gain one point if
               your number facing to his card number is greater than his.He,
               in turn will lose one point.However,the same can applies to
               the CPU.He can also gain one point too, and makes you lose a
               point.If you PUT a card next to it,with your card number
               face-to-face,lesser than him,you nor CPU will neither gain
               nor lose a point.The same is true for the CPU as well.
               The battle will first began by throwing a dice.Depending on
               the dice,the player or you may start first or randomly.
               Players will be able to put his card one at a turn.The (left)
               shows the CPU card and the(Right)shows your card.You will
               first began with five points.Your cards will be blue while
               your opponent's colour cards will be pink.
               By winning,you will be able to choose a card you like from
               the deck of card he has.Similarly,if you lose,the CPU will be
               able to choose a card from you,and you in turn will lose the
               card.If it's a draw,neither of you will lose a card.
              Eg1. You      His       Eg2. You     His
                    5        4              3       6
                   3 4>    <5 3            2 7>   <9 5
                    1        1              5       3
                    You Lose!                     You Win!
                     Notice the pattern for both examples!
                    6   It may not neccessary be side-side.It can also be
             His   2 4  top-to-bottom.Can you tell who is the winner?
             You    5   Answer:You because 9 is greater than 5.
                   5 3
    Creating chain
    Assume that you start off first.
    Let Y be your card and C be the CPU
    C-Y shows the score.
    Yn or Cn shows which card is placed first.
        _______________________   Procedure:
       |  1    |   2   |   3   | 1)6-4,when C1 put beside Y1.
       |2 Y1 5 |7  C1 8|9 Y2 3 | 2)5-5,when Y2 put beside C1.
       |  6    |   8   |   3   | 3)6-4,when C2 put below Y2.
       |_______|_______|_______| 4)5-5,when Y3 put below C2.
       |   3   |       |   4   | 5)6-4,when C3 put beside Y3.
       |8 C4 5 |       |8 C2 1 | 6)5-5,when Y4 put beside C3.
       |   2   |       |   3   | 7)6-4,when C4 put above Y4.
       |   1   |  8    |  5    | Guess what will the result be if i place...
       |8 Y4 4 |2 C3 4 |5 Y3 2 | in the middle?
       |  1    |  5    |  3    | a)    7     b)   9     C)    9
       |_______|______ |______ |    8 Y5 5     5 Y5 9      7 Y5 9
                                       9          5           9
    Can you figure it out?
    Ans:a)6-4,lose       Part C is a good example of chains.This is the type
        b)5-5,Draw       of strategy that will turn the situation over.
        c)2-8,Win        Notice that you increase by four points.This is
                         because all your numbers is greater than the
                         numbers facing you.Of course, it may not neccessary
                         be the centre.It's up to you.But beware that,such
                         situations happen all the time,may win or lose 2-4
                         points at one go.If both numbers are equal,then no
                         change in score.
    More Information:
    1)There are rare cards that only have 1 existing in the world, such as
      Boss cards, GF Cards, and Character Cards.
    2)Card strength ranges from 1,being the weakest and A,being the
    3)It's possible to earn four points at one go,only if you put your card
      properly in the middle.The above is an example.
    4)If you have less than 5 cards,you will not be able to play cards
      anymore.You have to find more cards.
    5)Different areas have different rules, so be sure to check out what
      rules before you play.
    4.IX)Configuration Menu
    Here is the section down the list:
    1.  Sound          :Switch between Stereo or Monaural.
    2.  Controller     :Set the settings on Normal (Default) or Customize
                        (Assign the buttons by yourself)
    3.  Cursor         :Cursor,automatically place at the last command.
    4.  ATB            :Switch between (ACTIVE),when ATB flows normally
                        or (WAIT),when the time stops automatically while
                        selecting a command.
    5.  Labeller       :Choose the second option, the labeller will appear
                        for those monsters/enemies that have been labelled
    6.  Camera         :Allow you to set from 0 % to 100 %.
    7.  Battle Speed   :Adjust the speed during the battle.
    8.  Battle Message :Adjust the speed of messages during battle.
    9.  Field Message  :Adjust the speed of messages during the field.
    10. Analog Input   :Adjust the reaction speed of the stick input.
    11. Vibration      :Turn vibration ON/OFF(for only Dual Shock
    You can now change your settings during the game, but NOT during
    battles, except for ON/OFF the vibration if you have a Dual Shock
    The basics things that you need to know,whether it is G.F,draw etc.
    Besides,there is a test.Please try and figure out something,though
    you may not understand the Japanese words.
    Note:Please refer to TUTORIAL section.A very highly recommended option
         you should go whenever you are stuck with the game's new features.
    Note:For test answers,please refer to the additional guide.
    Here is a brief description of each and every option in the tutorial:
    |Function      |Description                                            |
    |Configuration |It refers to the configuration for your controller.    |
    |Battle        |A tutorial guide with 8 pages that teaches you basic   |
    |              |battling like the draw,magic,and active time battle,   |
    |              |Guardian Force etc.                                    |
    |Junction      |A mini-tutorial to illustrate what is junctioning and  |
    |              |how to junction.                                       |
    |Guardian Force|A mini-tutorial that explains about AP,ability in the  |
    |              |G.F menu.                                              |
    |Card          |A 14 pages tutorial that explains the basic rules of   |
    |              |playing a card game.                                   |
    |Test          |Sit for 30 tests to advance your ranks.                |
    |Revision      |Do all the previous tests that you have done before;   |
    |              |available only when the 1st test has been all correctly|
    |              |answered.                                              |
    |Information   |A brief summary of magics,places,battle combat,G.Fs,   |
    |              |ability,affection rating,elementals,special arts etc.  |
    To save,make sure you are at the world map,or using the save point,if
    not,this option will be unuseable.The PocketStation save option will
    only be available if you have caught a chocobo at the chocobo forest
    from disc 2 onwards.When you have successfully catch a chocobo and have
    entered a name for your new chocobo,the choco boy will prompt you to
    play the 'Odekake Chocobo' or Chocobo RPG in PocketStation.From here
    onward, you can play the PDA.
    The main basic commands are attack,magic,draw,G.F and item that every
    character will have in the beginning.But what makes Final Fantasies
    combats different from other RPGs?It is the Active Time Battle,which
    makes combat far more interesting and exciting than other RPGs.Coming
    out with innovative, authentic ideas,we have been seeing new combats
    coming out from Square.Innovative team-up techniques,agruably the next
    best RPG besides FF3 in SNES,Xenogears's gear and party combat,along
    with sophisticated buttons,Final Fantasy 7's Materia and Limit Break
    are some of the best examples;though there are more to list like Secret
    of Mana and even more.The active time bar is so highly successful that
    this feature appeared in all Final Fantasies after it makes its debut
    in FF IV.Now,immediately after the most grand release of FF7 for the
    Playstation and amazed by the Materia and Limit systems,gamers have
    been wondering along-what new things can Square offer the next time
    in FF8?And Square has indeed has proven not to let everyone down,
    introducing the new Draw and Junction system but it is better than 7?
    What do you think?
    5.I)Active Time Battle
    Like the past Final Fantasy series,who goes first to attack depends on
    this ATB.The faster the character,the faster the ATB move.People who has
    played Final Fantasy IV and above before will be familiar with this.
    Battles are still fought in real-time like the past.It seems the concept
    of ATB will always remain in every Final Fantasy for now.
    Note:Don't alway leave the game when you are in battle because the ATB
         will continue to move.
    Note:If you want a more challenging gameplay, you can change the ATB
         from "WAIT" to "ACTIVE" in the Configurations.
    Tips:You might not want the fastest character to move.Simply press
         triangle to switch over to the next character with the ATB full.
    Tips:If your battle is put on "Wait", you can select the Magic command,
         and then try to escape, without the monsters bothering you.
    Encounters in FF VIII is variable in different areas. For example, The
    encounter rate on plains and grassslands are much lower than that of
    forests and deserts.
    Note:You can equip encounter none to avoid any random enemies.
    5.III.I)Guardian Force
    In the past, you simply summon a creature and shortly after, it would
    appear on the battlefield and create a havoc. Now, there's a chance
    that the creature might not appear. In Final Fantasy VIII, guardian
    force are actually the creatures that you summoned to aid you in
    battlefield. If you have played the previous Final Fantasties before,
    you should remember of the Esper systems in Final Fantasy VI, the
    summon materia in Final Fantasy VII. However, there are obviously some
    noticeable differences. Guardian force are now more involved in
    battlefield than before. Each Guardian Force has HP and can gain
    experience to increase their levels. The noticeable changes are the
    Guardian Force's Active Time Bar and the newly-innovative feature call
    Boost. I will explain the two in great in-depth in the later sections.
    Also, unlike Espers in Final Fantasy VI, Guardian Forces in Final
    Fantasy VIII let the characters gain AP, known as Ability Point,
    but they do not let characters learn magics, instead characters can
    learn new commands like Revive, or new abilities that can strengthen
    a Guardian Force or characters like sumMag + 20%, Str + 20% and so on
    Unlike the past, when a summoner summons a creature, his or her HP
    and active time bar are being replaced by that of the summoned
    creature. Only when the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar ends, the
    Guardian Force will then appear and create havoc. Before i go into
    the details, there are some points that i think you should take
    note of:
    a)While summoning a Guardian Force, the summoners' HP and ATB are
      being replaced by that of the creature's. The creature will only
      appear until the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar countdown ends.
    b)While summoning a Guardian Force, the summoners' HP and ATB are
      being replaced by that of the creature's. Any attack on the summoner
      will go to the summoned creature, meaning that the summoned creature
      will recieve the damage, not the summoner. In simply, during the
      course of summoning, the summoned creature acts as a shield for
      the summoner.
    c)Status attacks go to the summoner, not the Guardian Force during
      the course of summoning. For example, while summoning, when the
      summoner is being attacked by a silence spell or being silenced,
      the cancelling of summon will automatically be in effect.
    d)During the time while summoning, when the Guardian Force's HP
      reaches zero, the cancelling of summon will automatically be in
      effect as your Guardian Force is now dead.
    e)During the course of summoning, if you use a cure spell on the
      summoner, the cure spell will heal only the summoner, not the
      Guardian Force.
    f)There are certain items that heal a Guardian Force outside battle.
      Examples are Pet House, G-Potion, G-Hi-Potion, G-Mega-Potion,
      G-Returner and so on. Items like Pet-House, G-Potion can be
      easily bought from most shops.
    g)If you have a PocketStation, you can play the mini-game and use
      Mog's Amulet to learn Mini-Mog command. It is a Guardian Force
      command, meaning you need to use Amnesia Greens to make a Guardian
      Force forget an ability. Just equip Mini-Mog command and use it
      during battle to summon Mini-Mog, which will fully recover all
      of your Guardian Forces' HP. Note that Mog's Amulet can only
      be obtained from the PocketStation and thus Mini-Mog summon is
      exclusive to only those who has PocketStation. However, the draw
      back is that it will take you (100 x Party's Average level)gils
      per summon.
    h)The maximum amount of HP damage all Guardian Force can cause is
      up to 9999HP, with the exception of Guardian Force, Eden, which
      can exceed the 9999HP limit and up to 20,000 to 50,000HP damage.
    i)The damage caused by Cactuar depends on the Guardian Force,
      Cactuar's level. The higher the level Guardian Force, Cactuar is,
      the more damage it will cause. For example, if Guardian Force,
      Cactuar is at level between 50 to 59, it will cost 5000 HP of
      damage. If between 90 to 99, it will cost 9000 HP of damage.
      Max damage occurs at level 100. This is a sure-cause damage,
      regardless of how good your enemies' defense may be. You must
      train your Cactuar well to take advantage of it, if not it will
      be wasteful. Note that Cactuar doesn't have any Boost.
    j)Doomtrain attacks enemies with status ailments like poison, berserk
      and so on. If you have played Final Fantasy VI before, you may
      realise that Doomtrain is indeed a resemblance to a boss in FFVI
      and that boss is of course, the Phantom Train.
    k)There are certain special Guardian Forces which do not have HP,
      levels and experiences. Examples are Odin, Gilgamesh, Phoenix,
      Chocobo, Mini-Mog, and Moomba.
    l)There are certain Guardian Forces which appear randomly. Examples
      are Odin, Gilgamesh and Phoenix. [Only when you have used Phoenix
      Pinion at least once]
    m)There are certain Guardian Forces which you need items to summon.
      Examples are Chicobo [Gysahl Greens], Phoenix [Phoenix Pinion] and
      Moomba [Proof Of Friendship].
    n)Moomba, Mini-Mog and chicobo's new attacks can only be obtained
      if you have PocketStation and you must play the chocobo world
    o)Mini-Mog summon can be learned if you have the Mini-Mog command by
      using Mog's Amulet.
    p)It's better to equip a Guardian Force with a higher compatibility
      than one with a lower compatibility. You wouldn't want to take
      your time to summon a Guardian Force.
    q)One way to let your Guardian Forces recover your HP outside battle
      is to walk around. It works like Regen and as you walk, the Guardian
      Forces' HP starts to recover. However, this doesn't apply to
    r)My advice to you is learn 'boost' ability first if that Guardian
      Force has it. It takes only 10AP and can be learned very fast.
      Once learned, you can do more damage with the 'boost' ability for
      every time you summon that creature. [Refer to the 'boost' section
      for more information.]
    Basically, these are the main pointers that you should take note of.
    How fast or slow Guardian Force's Active Time Bar countdown ends
    depends on the compatibility. Compatibility is known as affection
    rating for the Japanese version. Honestly speaking, i prefer the
    name, 'affection rating' more than the name, 'compatibility.'
    'Affection rating' has the effect of how the Guardian Force feels
    and reacts to a particular character. Anyway, the name,
    'Compatibility' works pretty well as well.
    Q1)What is Compatibility?
       Compatibility ranges from 0 to 1000. The higher the number, the
       fastest the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar countdown will be.
       1000, being the fastest and 0, being the slowest. It is meaningless
       to summon a Guardian Force with very low compatibility and you have
       to wait for a long time for it to appear. By the time, it appears,
       it may have been dead or recieved any damage. Who knows?
    Q2)How do i know the characters' compatibility with other Guardian
       You can view it in your status screen. You should see something
       like this below:
        The bar gauge       ________________________
        when completely  =>|_______________|________|
        red, shows the                            658<=The compatibility
        maximum compatibility.                         number.
    Q3)How do i raise compatibility?
       You can either use compatibility items or keep on summoning the
       Guardian Forces you want. Note that there are side effects too
       sometimes. Refer to the tables below for a clearer picture.
    Difference in Compatibility-Contributed By Kaze Yagami
    Below shows a table for the approximate values of time taken for
    different compatibility.
    |Compatibility (0 to 1000) |Time (Seconds) |
    |Compatibility 0           |About 16.8s    |
    |Compatibility 500         |About 10.2s    |
    |Compatibility 1000        |About  2.8s    |
    Raising Compatibility and Demerits-Contributed By Kaze Yagami
    Below shows the table of how to increase and decrease your
    |Method      |Compatibility Up  |Amount|Demerit                     |
    |Summoning   |The Guardian      |      |Other Guardian Forces'      |
    |a Guardian  |Force that is     |      |compatibility drop by 1~2.  |
    |Force       |summoned raises   |      |____________________________|
    |____________|compatibility     |      |Guardian Force of opposing  |
    |Refer to    |with the summoner.|  20  |nature drops by 10.         |
    |a) for a    |                  |      |____________________________|
    |special     |                  |      |Refer to b) for a special   |
    |condition.  |                  |      |condition.                  |
    |Using       |The respective    |      |Guardian Force of opposing  |
    |specific    |Guardian Force's  |      |nature drops by 1~2.        |
    |magic.      |compatibility     | 1~3  |____________________________|
    |Mainly      |raises with the   |      |Refer to c) for more details|
    |elemental.  |spell caster.     |      |about it.                   |
    |Using       |The respective    |      |Other Guardian Forces'      |
    |specific    |Guardian Force's  |      |compatibility drop by 1~2.  |
    |items.      |compatibility     | 1~3  |____________________________|
    |Mainly com- |raises.           |      |Refer to the list of        |
    |patibility  |                  |      |compatibility items for more|
    |items.      |                  |      |details.                    |
    |Using       |All Guardian      |      |                            |
    |LuvLuvG     |Force's           |      |                            |
    |            |compatibility     | 20   |------------NIL-------------|
    |            |raises.           |      |                            |
    a)If battle ends before Guardian Force is summoned or when a character
      is silenced while summoning, resulting the cancelling of summon to
      automatically be in effect, there will be no change in the
      compatibility for all Guardian Force.
    b)Eden is a special case because when Guardian Force, Eden is summoned,
      compatibility with Eden raises by 2, while the remaining Guardian
      Force will be raise by 1. This is the only special case when there
      is no side effects, other than using LuvLuvG items.
    c)If you use a fire spell, Ifrit, being a fire elemental Guardian
      Force will increase its compatibility, while on the other hand,
      Guardian Force are opposing nature like Shiva will decrease its
      compatibility. Note that the same concept applies to summoning
      Guardian Force as well. For example, if you summoned Ifrit, then
      Shiva's compatibility will drop by 10. The same concept is reverse
      if you summon Guardian Force, Shiva instead of Ifrit.
    Compatibility List-Contributed by Dan Orner <Omegaonyx@geocities.com>
    Please refer to Dan Orner's item list faq for more information on
    other items. The list is obtained from him, and organised by me. The
    original content is not altered. Without Dan Orner's permission, the
    list will probably be incomplete.
    |Guardian Force |Name of Item |Effect |Source                        |
    |Quezacotl      |Dynamo Stone |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Blitz/Elastoid.    |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Defeat Creeps/Cockatrice.     |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Blitz (L4 card) is         |
    |               |             |       |converted into 1x Dynamo      |
    |               |             |       |Stone.                        |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Quezacotl (L8 card) is     |
    |               |             |       |converted to 100x Dynamo      |
    |               |             |       |Stones.                       |
    |Shiva          |Arctic Wind  |  + 1  |1x Glacial Eye (L2 card) is   |
    |               |             |       |converted into 1x Arctic Wind.|
    |               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
    |               |North Wind   |  + 3  |1x Snow Lion (L3 card) is con-|
    |               |             |       |verted into 1x North Wind.    |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Shiva (L8 card) is convert-|
    |               |             |       |into 100x North Winds.        |
    |Ifrit          |Bomb Fragment|  + 1  |Mug/Defeat Bomb.              |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Bomb (L4 card) is converted|
    |               |             |       |into 1x Bomb Fragment.        |
    |               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
    |               |Red Fang     |  + 3  |Defeat Hexadragon.            |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Defeat Chimera (rare)         |
    |Siren          |Silence      |  + 3  |Defeat/Steal Grat/Funguar.    |
    |               |Powder       |       |                              |
    |Brothers       |Dino Bone    |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat T-Rexaur.          |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Defeat Armadodo.              |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Armadodo (L3 card) is con- |
    |               |             |       |verted into 1x Dino Bone.     |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |2x T-Rexaurs (L4 card) is con-|
    |               |             |       |verted into 1x Dino Bone.     |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Sacred (L8 card) is convert|
    |               |             |       |-verted into 100x Dino Bone.  |
    |Diablos        |Steel Orb    |  + 3  |Defeat Wendigo.               |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Mug GIM47N.                   |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Wendigo (L4 card) is con-  |
    |               |             |       |verted into 1x Steel Orb.     |
    |Carbuncle      |Dragon Skin  |  + 3  |Defeat Anacondaur.            |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Mug Anacondaur. (Rare)        |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Defeat Blue Dragon at Island  |
    |               |             |       |of Hell.                      |
    |Leviathan      |Fish Fin     |  + 2  |Defeat/Mug Fastitocalon-F.    |
    |Pandemona      |Shear Feather|  + 1  |Mug/Defeat Thrustaevus.       |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Thrustaevus (L2 card) is   |
    |               |             |       |converted into 1x Shear       |
    |               |             |       |Feather.                      |
    |               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
    |               |Windmill     |  + 3  |Defeat Abyss Worm.            |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Mug/Defeat Thrustaevus at a   |
    |               |             |       |higher level.                 |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Abyss Worm (L3 card) is con|
    |               |             |       |-verted into 1x Windmill.     |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Pandemona card (L9 card) is|
    |               |             |       |converted into 100x Windmill. |
    |Cerberus       |Dragon Fin   |  + 3  |Defeat Grendel.               |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Grendel (L2 card) is con-  |
    |               |             |       |verted into 1x Dragon Fin.    |
    |Alexander      |Moon Stone   |  + 3  |Defeat Imp.                   |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Mug/Defeat Elnoyle.           |
    |Doomtrain      |Poison Powder|  + 1  |Defeat Grat.                  |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Mug/Defeat Imp.               |
    |               |_____________|_______|______________________________|
    |               |Venom Fang   |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Anacondaur.        |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Anacondaur (L2 card) is con|
    |               |             |       |-verted into 1x Venom Fang.   |
    |Bahamut        |Shaman Stone |  + 3  |Refine 1x Dark Matter/Hungry  |
    |               |             |       |Cookpot/Rosetta Stone/Mog     |
    |               |             |       |Amulet into 1x Shaman Stone   |
    |               |             |       |each using Siren's Tool-RF.   |
    |Cactuar        |Cactus Thorn |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Cactuar.           |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Cactuar (L3 card) is con-  |
    |               |             |       |verted into 1x Cactus Thorn.  |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Jumbo Cactuar (L7 card) is |
    |               |             |       |converted into 1x Cactus      |
    |               |             |       |Thorn.                        |
    |Tonberry       |Chef's Knife |  + 3  |Mug/Defeat Tonberry.          |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Tonberry (L3 card) is con- |
    |               |             |       |verted into 1x Chef's Knife.  |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |1x Tonberry King (L5 card) is |
    |               |             |       |converted into 1x Chef's      |
    |               |             |       |Knife.                        |
    |Eden           |----NIL------|--NIL--|-------------NIL--------------|
    |ALL Guardian   |LuvLuvG      |       |1x Chubby Chocobo (L8 card) is|
    |   Force       |             |  +20  |converted into 100x LuvLuvGs. |
    |               |             |       |______________________________|
    |               |             |       |Refine 1x Shaman Stone into 1x|
    |               |             |       |LuvLuvG.                      |
    5.III.II)Illustration on GF
    Boost is actually a Guardian Force's ability to increase its
    destructive effect. It was known as "Ouen" in the japanese version,
    which meant either "assistance, support, help or aid" but was changed
    to "boost" in the US version. As the name implies, boost can be used
    to increase your Guardian Force's power. But before you can do that,
    you need to learn the ability first, which cost 10AP. However, note
    that not all Guardian Force has this ability. I will now explain
    everything more detail with the help of some diagrams.
    When the Guardian Force animation begins, hold select and you should
    notice this:
     |__|  Represents the Square button
    75-255 Represents the number.
     F     Represents the pointer/cursor.
     X F   Represents when the cross appears and overlaps the cursor.
    Step 1:       Step 2:      In step two, tap Square as fast as
      __           __          you can go, and the number will rise
     |__| 75 F    |__| 100 F   by 1 for every Square button you press.
                               Note that you have to hold Select all the
    Step 3:                    In step three, a cross will appear and
      __                       overlap the cursor sometimes. When this
     |__| 200 X F              happens, you must stop tapping Square
                               button because should you do so, the number
                               will revert to 75 again and you will have
                               to start all over again.
    Step 4:                    In step four, you have reach the maximum
     __                        number. No matter how you tap Square, it
    |__| 250 F                 will not exceed 250. This indicates the
                               strongest strength.
    The number actually represents the percentage of the power of the G.F.
    You begin as 75% of the power. 75 is at the minimum strength and 250
    is at the maximum strength.
    Some pointers you should take note of:
    a)Note that when the cross appears, keep on holding Select and when
      the cross disappears again, this is the time to tap Square again.
    b)The time taken for you tap Square button varies differently with
      other Guardian Force. For example, G.F Eden gives you a lot of
      time (since the G.F animation is incredible long), and you can
      easily tap up to 250 while some probably allows you to tap up
      to 180 to 220.
    c)Not all Guardian Forces have the boost ability. Examples are
      Carbunle, Cactuar, Diablos, Cerberus and all non-junctionable
      Guardian Forces like Odin, Gilgamesh, Chicobo, Phoenix, Moomba
      and Mini-Mog.
    Turbo Cheat-Contributed By Jimmy Khoo, FreedSoul <stahn83@yahoo.com>
    As you know, it's impossible for you to reach 250 when summoning
    G.Fs ike Brothers, Shiva, Siren and so on. There's actually a very
    easy way for you to reach 250 in less than 10 seconds. The only way
    is to use a turbo controller, with the Square button set to turbo.
    In this way, all you need is to hold Square and the number will
    rise rapidly. Each Square button you press when set to turbo, will
    probably rise about 4 to 9. so, can you imagine how fast it is when
    you hold Square? Also, be sure to know when the cross will appear.
    Even if you have a turbo controller, if you press Square when the
    cross appears, the number will revert to 75.
    Ifrit may cause up to 5000HP when you tap up to 140, for example. But,
    with a Turbo Controller, you can tap up to 255, and can easily cause
    up to 9999HP.
    Of course, you may think that using a Turbo Controller to boost your
    Guardian Force is considered cheating. At first, i thought the 'boost'
    or 'Ouen' concept is pretty cool! But, that's only for the beginning.
    The super-long Guardian Forces sequence [Especially Eden] make the
    combat more boring as you keep on summoning the same old Guardian
    Forces. The Guardian Force sequence is impressive to say the least
    but i will rather endure looking at my party casting 50x Ultimas than
    watching one super long Guardian Force cinematic scene. Of course,
    it's just my personal opinion. You can agree or disagree with me and
    agrue that the animation is long to give you time to tap. Occasionally,
    i will summon Guardian Forces. Tired of tapping the Square button,
    come on, just use a Turbo controller!
    Without Turbo Cheat-Contributed By Brid Barnes <barnesb@indigo.ie>
    Your boosting piece caught my eye, especially you say that you can't
    boost GF's like Siren up to 250. I found that I could boost all GF's
    up to 250 except Quezacotl, Ifrit and Shiva without using a "turbo
    controller". How you say that?. Well, you get a pen with a round lid
    and simply rub it accross the boosting button as fast as you possibly
    can. If you do it properly it works very well.
    Note that i haven't tried the above tips submitted by Brid Barnes
    <barnesb@indigo.ie>, so try it at your own risk.
    Well, the data below shows how fast that a normal person can tap
    without using any turbo controller, any cheating methods or
    whatever. Just press using your own fingers, not with a pen with
    a round lid and then rub it across the boosting button. Anyway,
    your idea is pretty interesting. When i have the time, i will
    try it.
    Challenge the Max without Turbo-Contributed By Kaze Yagami
    The table below shows the max % and max time given that you have
    for every Guardian Force. The list also shows the name of Guardian
    Force who has this ability and for those which do not have are
    ignored in the list. Note that these are only approximate values
    and subjected to some variations.
    |Name of Guardian Force    |Time (Seconds) |Boost (%)      |
    |Quezacotl                 |13.3s          |180%           |
    |Shiva                     |12.9s          |180%           |
    |Ifrit                     |13.0s          |180%           |
    |Siren                     |17.6s          |200%           |
    |Brothers                  |19.3s          |220%           |
    |Leviathan                 |21.4s          |230%           |
    |Pandemona                 |22.8s          |240%           |
    |Alexander                 |22.1s          |230%           |
    |Doomtrain                 |22.9s          |240%           |
    |Bahamut                   |22.1s          |230%           |
    |Tonberry                  |14.0s          |190%           |
    |Eden                      |72.6s          |250%           |
    |Name of Guardian Force    |   The table on the left shows the
    |__________________________|   list of Guardian Force who do
    |Diablo                    |   not have any boost ability,
    |__________________________|   meaning you cannnot tap Square
    |Carbuncle                 |   when summoning them to increase
    |__________________________|   their strength.
    |Cerberus                  |
    |Cactuar                   |
    5.IV)Draw and Magic Command
    Any one who has played Final Fantasy 7 will remember the innovative,but
    somehow complex Materia combination. Now,SquareSoft has come out with an
    yet more innovative way but much more easy and simple compared to the
    materia combinations.Instead of buying materia and put it into your
    weapon/armor slot,you will be able to 'steal' magic from your enemy.In
    Final Fantasy 8,there is no MP. Each magic is stocked in units. The Draw
    command is used for casting or stocking up on magics that an enemy uses.
    Select Draw and the then select an enemy,choose the magic you want to
    draw,select whether you want to cast or stock.Different enemies in
    different levels will have different targeted magics in their list.If
    you choose cast earlier,you will immediately cast the magic straight
    away. but if you choose stock, you will stock up the magic and this
    magic will be return to the magic command.The magic command is used for
    casting stocked up magic.When you select magic command,you will be
    shown with a list of selection magic magics that you have and besides
    each magic,there is a number to indicate how many magics of this type
    you have.For example the number 5 besides the cure magic will indicate
    that you can cast only 5 cure magic.Look below for an idea of how the
    Draw magic work.
             Example 1                   |     Example 2
     Attack    Soldier1  Fire    >Stock  |  Attack     Thunder      25
     Magic     Soldier2  Life     Cast   | >Magic     >Cure        100
    >Draw     >Soldier3 >Cure            |  Draw       Double       50
     Item                                |  Item       Aura         20
    >indicates the choice you choose.
    In this case,it indicates that you draw the Cure magic and stock it.
    It's always better to stock up as many cure magic as possible.Having
    seen a simple illustration of the Draw command,what do you think?Is
    it better, simple than the materia combinations or more difficult?In
    Final Fantasy 7,you spent time arranging all your materia whereas in
    8,you will have to spend time drawing out the magic, or by making them.
    Note:Not all the time you will be able to draw out your enemy's magic
         successfully.The number of magics you can draw at once depends on
    Summary of Draw Command
    1)First select Draw command.
    2)Select your enemy.
    3)Then,select the spells that you can draw.
    4)Choose cast or stock.
    5)If you choose cast,select your enemy/ally.
    Note:If stock cannot be choosen,this means that your magic inventory for
         this particular spell is full.For example,if you already have 100
         cure spell in your inventory and tried to draw cure again,the only
         option available will be to cast.
    Difference Between MAGIC and DRAW->CAST
    Using the Magic command to cast a magic will give you a stable result,
    where as Draw->Cast will give you a result that be very much higher or
    lower (usually lower).If you keep on drawing and casting the same
    spell, you may notice that the results fluctuate from time.Take the
    below comparison for example in the case of Cure 3 for a clearer
              Cast     Magic
     Max    : 8118     5081
     Min    : 321      4500
     Average: 4063     4813
    =>The value marks how much HP is healed.
    Casting Double/Triple Spell
    If you cast double or triple spell,a new battle sub-menu will appear.
    It will look something like this.
     COMMAND  MAGIC    TRIPLE P1   NUM       NAME   If L1 extra text is on.
     Attack   Single   Thunder      25   >3  ZELL
    >Magic    Double   Cure        100       SQUALL
     Draw    >Triple   Double       50       Rinoa
     Item             >Aura         20
    The number 3 indicates that you can use the spells three times on any
    characters.The advantage over Final Fantasy VII's All materia system is
    that,instead of equipping all to cure,and recover the entire party,with
    the double and triple magics,you can give the same character more than
    one time the same spell in a turn,or even three.
    5.V)Battle Help Tips
    Tip No.1
    Well,what happened during battle,if there is some commands/items/magics
    that you are not sure of the uses. Well,do not fear.while selecting a
    command,item or a magic,press start to view the explanation.Here's the
     COMMAND                          ________________
     Attack  Upon selecting magic,   |MAGIC P1     NUM| When you hold start,
    >Magic   you will be able to     | Aura         65| you will see a
     Draw    select your magics.     | Cura        100| screen that looks
     G.F.                            | Curaga       95| like this below.
                                     |>Full-Life    98|
    |HELP                              |The trick works also for any
    |  Revive dead ally in your party  |commands/items/magics etc and
    |__________________________________|should come in handy anytime
      _____________________   ___       during battle.
     |Vibrational Function | |ON |      If you have a dual shock controller,
     |_____________________| |___|      you can turn on/off vibration by
                                        pressing left/right.
    Tip No.2
    Press L1 for extra text.By default,the L1 extra text is already on if
    you didn't notice it.By pressing L1,you can switch the text off.But my
    advice is please use the extra text.It makes your selection more easier
    with the text on and can be a life saver.
    5.VI)The Secret R1 Gunblade Button
    Squall's weapon,the Gunblade is unlike any other weapon in any Final
    Fantasy series.It looks like a half sword,half gun weapon.The trick
    about this gunblade is that it takes time to master the gunblade.With
    proper timing, you can get easy criticals that would not just deliver
    more damage, but reels your opponent back so that it takes more time to
    Hit on R1 as Squall is about to strike the enemy. If the critical was
    successful you can see an explosion from the firing of the GunBlade.
    Normal critical hits for about double the normal damage, while Squall
    and Seifer's hits for 1.5 times the normal damage.In addition,if,in the
    status menu, "Blade Combo Auto-Handling" is set to "on", this R1 trigger
    will be activated automatically (but still with a chance of unsuccessful
    of 25%).
    Note  :The name of limit break for Squall is called Renzokuken in
           the US version.
    Credit:Thanks to Seong Whang <lovable_loser@yahoo.com>for telling me the
           Seifer's gunblade.
    Now, you have have gone through the basic drills. It's time to move
    into something more advanced and difficult.Everything listed below
    may be a spoiler for you, especially the G.F strategy, weapons and
    should not be read until you are very near to it. It's recommended
    that you read the special arts section and weapons upgrading sections
    to get a main idea what they are like but for the G.F strategy,
    descriptions, opinions, please don't read too much. Don't say i didn't
    warn you. Read it at your own risk!!!
    6.I)Special Arts-Contributed By Kaze Yagami <Yagami@pacific.net.sg>
    Limit breaks are special moves that characters can perform under
    special situation, for example when they are low on HP. Some causes
    massive damage while some can boast the party's power. For the
    japanese version, limit break is known as special or special arts
    in Final Fantasy VIII.
    Basic Requirement:
    1)Present HP is at or below 32% of max HP.
    =>Applies to ALL CHARACTER, except SEIFER.
    =>Seifer's HP must be at or below 84% of max HP.
    2)Aura Condition.
    3)Special Condition (Refer to b and c)
    When either one or both conditions are satisfied, a > mark will appear
    randomly on the right side of the "Attack" command. Hold right while
    pointing the cursor at the "Attack" command. Then choose the limit
    break(s) you want to use.
    Note:When in curse condition, the > mark will never appear, meaning
         you won't get a chance to use any limit break(s).
    Aura is a magical spell when cast on a character allows him to use
    limit breaks even though his HP is not very low. When in Aura
    condition, you will notice your characters turn golden yellow
    colour. Aura allows your character to use limit breaks temporarily
    and how long Aura condition last, depends on your Crisis level. The
    higher your Crisis level is , the longer the time your character will
    be in Aura condition. You can also use item, Aura Stone during battle.
    How to get Aura spells?
    You can get it by drawing Aura spells when fighting with Seifer in
    disc 3 at Lunatic Pandora. You can also draw Aura spells from draw
    points found in Island Of Hell or Island Of Heaven. Simply equip
    Siren's Move/Find and Encounter None and walk in the island(s).
    Island of Hell is found in the western part of Galbadia, which is
    that long stretch of coast in the most northwest part of the
    world map. You can find Island of Heaven in the northeast part of
    the world map, just north of the Grandidi forest where chocobo
    Holy is.
    Crisis Level
    Each character has an internal perimeter known as the crisis level,
    which works like a gauge bar in Final Fantasy VII. It affects the
    chances of using a limit break. As crisis level increases, chances
    of using limit break increases. Below shows the various ways of
    increasing your crisis level:
    a)HP is decreased.
    b)Negative Status Condition.
    c)Party member(S) is dead.
    |Negative Status Bonus|Crisis(Up)|
    |Slow                 |  +  6%   |
    |Petrify              |  + 12%   |    The table on the left
    |_____________________|__________|    shows how much your
    |Blind                |  + 12%   |    Crisis level will
    |_____________________|__________|    increase if your
    |Poison               |  + 12%   |    characters are in any
    |_____________________|__________|    of the negative status.
    |Silence              |  + 12%   |
    |Death Sentence       |  + 18%   |    Refer to below for
    |_____________________|__________|    more explanation on
    |1 Party Member down  |  +  8%   |    how this negative status
    |_____________________|__________|    bonus works.
    |2 Party Member down  |  + 16%   |
    So, in the example of character with Poison and Death Sentence, one
    party member down, and HP at 32%, the value is (32 (basic value) + 12
    + 18 + 8 )= 70% chance of > appearing.
    Acquiring New Limit Breaks
    Different characters have different ways of acquiring limit breaks.
    It can be through reading magazines; upgrading to a more powerful
    weapon, or even finding certain items. The details of how each
    character acquire his limit breaks will be covered individually
    at each character's section.
    Easy Limit Break
    1)Tap the switching member button until the > mark appear during
      battle. [The default button should be circle for the US version
      if i am not wrong, but i prefer it to be Triangle.]
    When the > mark appears, you should hear a clink sound. If your reflex
    is fast, you should immediately stop tapping the switching member
    button once you hear the clink sound.
    6.I.I)Special Arts: Squall Leonhart
    Squall's limit break is an add-on to the R1 feature. Just like his
    normal attacks, R1 can be pressed to do extra criticals during his
    limit breaks.
    First, go to the main menu, then search for Squall's status screen
    and press circle until you see a screen like this for Squall:
    |Gunblade Auto        |ON  | OFF|  If you set Gunblade Auto ON, the
    |_____________________|____|____|  CPU will control Squall's limit
    |Renzokuken Indicator |ON  | OFF|  break and you do not need to
    |_____________________|____|____|  press R1 since the CPU will do
    |Rough Divide       Fated Circle|  everything for you.
    |Blasting Zone      Lion Heart  |
     Press R1 when light hits here.    If Renzokuken Indicator is switched
     _______/_______________________   ON, you should see the meter as
    |   |  | |  |   | |   | |   | | |  shown in the left like this. (1),
    |   |  |<|  |   |<|   |<|   |<| |  (2) and (3) indicates the various
    |_\_|__|_|__|___|_|___|_|___|_|_|  sections. And, |<| indicates the
       \Miss                           the direction flow from right to
    |<1>|<--2-->|<--------3-------->|  left.
    If the light lands on section 1, this means that you will miss the
    attack. Press R1 on the second section to do a critical hit. The
    number of such slashes vary from 4 to 8, depending on your crisis
    level. Follow that, Squall may or may not execute a finishing blow.
    The chances of him using a finishing blow depends on the crisis level
    and the finishing blow is selected randomly.
    Name       :Renzokuken.
    Crisis Up  :(A)No of slashes increase. (4 to 8)
                (B)Chances of using finishing blow increases.
                (C)Chances of using a more powerful finishing blow
    Acquired By:(A)Upgrade Gunblade
                (B)Learn new finishing blow.
    Below shows the name of the limit breaks, the weapons that are
    needed, and a brief description of the limit breaks.
    |Limit Break   |Weapon                    |Effect of the Limit Break  |
    |Rough Divide  |Revolver [Initial]        |Single attack on an enemy. |
    |Fated Circle  |Shear Trigger             |Single attack on all enemy.|
    |Blasting Zone |Flame Saber to Punishment |Single attack on all enemy.|
    |Lion Heart    |Lion Heart                |Multiple attacks on an     |
    |              |                          |enemy.                     |
    Note:You already have Revolver weapon at the beginning.
    Below shows the list of the items needed to tune up the weapon,
    as well as the attack and the Hit %.
    |Name Of Weapon|Cost (Gil)|Item(s) Needed          |Attack | Hit % |
    |Revolver      | 100      | 6x M-Stone,            |  -    | 255%  |
    |              |          | 2x Screw.              |       |       |
    |Shear Trigger | 200      | 1x Steel Pipe,         | + 4   | 255%  |
    |              |          | 4x Screw.              |       |       |
    |Cutting Sword | 400      | 1x Mesmerize Blade,    | + 10  | 255%  |
    |              |          | 8x Screw.              |       |       |
    |Flame Saber   | 600      | 1x Friend Killer Blade,| + 12  | 255%  |
    |              |          | 4x Screw,              |       |       |
    |              |          | 1x Turtle Shell.       |       |       |
    |Twin Lance    | 800      | 1x Dino Bone,          | + 15  | 255%  |
    |              |          |12x Screw,              |       |       |
    |              |          | 2x Red Fang.           |       |       |
    |Punishment    |1000      | 1x Chef's Knife,       | + 18  | 255%  |
    |              |          | 1x Turtle Shell,       |       |       |
    |              |          | 2x Star Fragment,      |       |       |
    |              |          | 8x Screw.              |       |       |
    |Lion Heart    |2000      | 1x Adamantine,         | + 26  | 255%  |
    |              |          |12x Pulse Ammo,         |       |       |
    |              |          | 4x Dragon Fang.        |       |       |
    Rough Divide to Lion Heart are Squall's finishing move. To learn these
    moves, you have to upgrade Squall's gunblade. For example, if you
    upgrade to Shear Trigger, Squall will then Fated Circle. The same
    applies to Lion Heart. For blasting zone, all you need is to upgrade
    to any of Flame Saber/Twin Lance/Punishment weapon, you will learn
    Blasting Zone. Note that once you learn it, the limit break will
    not disappear if you upgrade to a better weapon. For example, your
    weapon is Shear Trigger and you just upgrade to Flame Saber, you
    will still acquire the limit break, Fated Circle. However, i heard
    that if you downgrade your weapon, example from Lion Heart to
    Punishment, you will lose the Lion Heart finishing blow. Well, i
    haven't tried it, so i am not pretty sure.
    Tips:If you have fewer finishing blows, Squall's chances of executing
         that limit break will be higher. For example, if you have only
         acquired the limit breaks, Rough Divide, Blasting Zone and
         Lion Heart, then probability of executing Lion Heart will be
         now higher.
    Note:For more information on how to recieve Squall's Lion Heart,
         please refer to Lion Heart section in the Additional Guide.
    6.I.II)Special Arts: Rinoa Heartilly
    Rinoa's limit break and her dog, Angelo may remind you of Shadow and
    his dog, Interceptor in Final Fantasy VI. (Final Fantasy III in the
    US). The attacks are quite similar. Basically, Rinoa has two limit
    breaks. One is Combine and another one is Angel Wing. I will first
    discuss about Combine.
    Combine limit break involves Rinoa and Angelo together. To learn new
    combine limit break moves, you need to find Pet Pal magazines. Just
    like Zell's Duel limit break, to learn new moves, you have to read
    the magazines. This can be done by going to the item inventory and
    click on the respective magazines to learn the various respective
    moves. All you need is to click on the magazine once and Rinoa will
    learn the respective skills automatically.
    What if i have forgotten to take a magazine?
    You can use Tonberry's call shop ability and buy the respective
    Pet Pal magazines at various respective shops. You can buy
    Pet Pal magazines in Rinrin's Pet Shop in Esthar City.
    |   _______                           ______________      |
    |  | PHOTO |     Angelo Rush         |______________|     |
    |  |  OF   |     Angelo Strike       |______________|     |
    |  |ANGELO |  |> Angelo Recover      |______________|     |
    |  |_______|     Angelo Cannon       |______________|     |
    |                Invincible Moon     |______________|     |
    |                Angelo Reverse      |______________|     |
    |                Angelo Search       |______________|     |
    |                Wishing Star        |______________|     |
    |                                                         |
    By clicking at one of the move, you will be able to learn the skill.
    Notice that there is a red colour gauge bar. Once it is full, you
    will learn the skill. In order to fill up the gauge bar, all you need
    is to "walk". As you move around in the field or world map, the bar
    will gradually fill up. Theory behind this is "dogs love to scroll."
    Tips:To increase the chance of more powerful moves like Wish Star and
         and Invisible Moon to appear, you can don't train Rinoa with
         the less powerful move, but you will never get a chance to see
         the move of course. Reason why? Because these moves appear
         randomly so probability of a certain move increases if your
         have learnt fewer moves.
    Name       :Combine.
    Crisis     :Chances of using more powerful limit break increases as
                crisis level increases.
    Feature    :Combinations of attack between Rinoa and Angelo.
    Acquired By:Reading Pet Pal Magazines.
    |Limit Break    |Magazine       |Location                         |
    |Angelo Rush    |Beginning      |Nil                              |
    |Angelo Cannon  |Beginning      |Nil                              |
    |Angelo Strike  |Pet Pal Vo1 1  |On the Train going to Timber.    |
    |Angelo Recover |Pet Pal Vol 2  |On Rinoa's bed inside the Train. |
    |Invincible Moon|Pet Pal Vol 3  |Timber Shop [Purchase]           |
    |Angelo Reverse |Pet Pal Vol 4  |Timber Shop [Purchase]           |
    |Angelo Search  |Pet Pal Vol 5  |Esthar Shop [Purchase] [Rinrin]  |
    |Wishing Star   |Pet Pal Vol 6  |Esthar Shop [Purchase] [Rinrin]  |
    Rinoa's combine can be divided into two main areas. I classify them
    into mid-battle and command. What do i mean? I'll explain it more
    detail below.
    Mid Battle
    You do not need to select these limit breaks through commands, meaning
    you do not need to go through the > mark. Chances of using these moves
    increase as crisis levels increase, especially when Rinoa recieves
    a huge damage. When it meets the requirement, Rinoa will counterattack
    the enemy with one of these randomly selected moves as listed below.
    If you have played Final Fantasy VI before, then this concept will be
    quite similar to it.
    |Limit Break     |Description of the Limit Break(s)                  |
    |Angelo Rush     |Angelo charges and counterattack at an enemy.      |
    |                |[Have you forgotten Shadow and Interceptor?]       |
    |                |This attack may be helpful at early stage, but will|
    |                |end up useless towards the end since it cannot do  |
    |                |massive damage.                                    |
    |Angelo Recover  |Angelo will recover one of your members' HP.       |
    |Angelo Reverse  |Angelo will use Phoenix Down and revive a dead     |
    |                |ally.                                              |
    |Angelo Search   |Angelo will steal an item.                         |
    It is the same way as you use limit breaks for other characters. When
    you hear a click sound, select Attack and press right to select
    combine. One of these moves, as listed below will be executed
    |Limit Break     |Description of the Limit Break(s)                  |
    |Angelo Cannon   |Angelo is being blasted off, attacking one enemy,  |
    |                |creating a large explosion. This attack is helpful |
    |                |at early stage, but will end up useless towards the|
    |                |end since it cannot do massive damage.             |
    |Angelo Strike   |Angelo grabs an enemy and performs a 360 degrees   |
    |                |turn in mid-air. It is slighly more powerful than  |
    |                |Angelo Cannon or Angelo Rush.                      |
    |Invincible Moon |Has the effect of Holy War Drink. It casts the     |
    |                |effect of invincibility on all of your characters, |
    |                |making them immune to all physical and magic       |
    |                |attacks. It is very useful but hard to get.        |
    |Wishing Star    |Rinoa rides onto Angelo, performing multiple       |
    |                |attacks on random enemies. It is by far the most   |
    |                |powerful limit break but it is very hard to get.   |
    Angel Wing
    You can only learn this attack in disc 3 when you are inside the
    Ragnarok and onwards when you have saved her from the sorceress's
    museum. To select this limit break, when you hear a click sound,
    select attack command and hold right and you should see Angel Wing
    attack below Combine.
    COMMAND  SPECIAL P1    You will see a screen like
    Attack>  Combine       this during battle.
    Magic    Angel Wing
    When Rinoa uses the limit break, Angel Wing, these are the following
    a)Until dead or petrified, you cannot control her until the end of
      the battle.
    b)Magic will be casted randomly, including spells belonging to various
      groups like attacking magic, negative status, Despel etc.
    c)Magic power will be five times the normal power.
    d)Casted magic do not affect your magic inventory, meaning you won't
      waste a single drawn spell.
    e)Immune against negative status like Silence, Berserk, Confuse,
      Sleep, Poison etc.
    6.I.III)Special Arts: Zell Dincht
    Zell's limit break is by far the most unqiueness. I believe the
    concept of Zell's limit break come from Final Fantasy VI(Final Fantasy
    III in the US). Remember Sabin's Blitz command. Zell's limit break is
    quite similar to Sabin's Blitz but this time, there is a time limit
    and you can chain combos. In another way, his moves are quite similar
    to Final Fantasy VII Tifa's limit breaks. Even some of the names of
    the limit breaks are the same like Final Heaven.
    Just like Squall's limit break, you can let the CPU control Zell's
    limit break or execute it manually. if your reflex is slow, i suggest
    you let the CPU control. The disadvantage of letting CPU controlling
    is that you may not get the combination of combos that you want or
    the CPU may not perform the moves as fast as you do.
    Name       :Duel.
    Crisis     :Time Limit increases as crisis level increases.
    Time       :4'66, 6'66, 9'33 ,12'00
    Feature    :Inputting buttons to perform moves and chain up combos.
    Acquired By:Reading Combat king Magazines.
    Limit Break List:
    |Limit Break      |Button                            |Magazine  |
    |Punch Rush       |Circle, X.                        |Beginning |
    |Booya            |Right, Left.                      |Beginning |
    |Heel Drop        |Up, Down.                         |Beginning |
    |Mach Kick        |Left, Left, Circle.               |Beginning |
    |Dolphin Blow     |L1, R1, L1, R1.                   |Combat 01 |
    |Meteor Strike    |Down, Circle, Up, Circle.         |Combat 02 |
    |Burning Rave   * |Down, Down, Down, Down, Circle.   |Beginning |
    |Meteor Barret  * |Up, X, Down, Triangle, Circle     |Combat 03 |
    |Different Beat * |Triangle, Square, X, Circle, X    |Combat 04 |
    |My Final Heaven* |Up, Right, Down, Left, Triangle.  |Combat 05 |
    * are finishing blow.
    4'66 and 6'66 will begin the fight with Punch Rush.
    9'33 and 12'00 will begin the fight with Booya.
    Finishing Blow are the most devastating moves, and once executed
    cannot be chained by another combo anymore.
    Fast Finish:
    Below shows the list of combo chain-ups you need to input in order
    to use any of the finishing blow.
    |Burning Rave    |Punch Rush, Mach Kick, Punch Rush, Heel Drop/Meteor |
    |                |Strike, Burning Rave.                               |
    |                |____________________________________________________|
    |                |Booya, Heel Drop, Meteor Strike, Booya, Burning     |
    |                |Rave.                                               |
    |Meteor Barret   |Punch Rush, Dolphin Blow, Meteor Barret.            |
    |                |____________________________________________________|
    |                |Booya, Meteor Strike, Dolphin Blow, Mach kick,      |
    |                |Meteor Barret.                                      |
    |Different Beat  |Booya, Meteor Strike, Booya, Different Beat.        |
    |                |____________________________________________________|
    |                |Booya, Heel Drop, Mach Kick, Heel Drop, Booya,      |
    |                |Different Beat.                                     |
    |My Final Heaven |Booya, Heel Drop, Meteor Strike, My Final Heaven.   |
    |                |____________________________________________________|
    |                |Booya, Heel Drop, Mach Kick, Rush Punch, My Final   |
    |                |Heaven.                                             |
    Note:As seen from the list above, you can only use finishing blow,
         Different Beat and My Final Heaven if you begin with Booya.
    Getting the Combat Magazines:
    Below shows the location of the combat king magazine.
    |Magazine Name    |Location of the Magazine(s)                        |
    |Combat King 001  |In the first floor of Desert Prison Tower.         |
    |Combat King 002  |Defeat both Fujin and Raijin inside Balamb Hotel.  |
    |Combat King 003  |After saving Balamb Town, you will occasionally    |
    |                 |find a girl at the entrance of the town or at the  |
    |                 |train there. Talk to her and she will mention      |
    |                 |something like, "Hey, zell, do you know a girl at  |
    |                 |the Garden with a pigtail?" Note that Zell must be |
    |                 |in your party. Next, go to Zell's house, and talk  |
    |                 |to his mom, and then check in at the Balamb Hotel. |
    |                 |The next morning, simply search the counter in the |
    |                 |hotel to recieve it.                               |
    |Combat king 004  |Get it from Esthar soldier during the attack of    |
    |                 |Lunatic Pandora.                                   |
    |Combat King 005  |Inside Lunatic Pandora by using elevator 03 and    |
    |                 |you should come to a ladder. From the ladder, go   |
    |                 |left and to the three open doors against the north |
    |                 |wall. Go down the hallway and to the left to take  |
    |                 |the magazine.                                      |
    To learn Zell's moves, simply go to item inventory and click on the
    respective combat king magazine to learn the respective skills. All
    you need is to click on the magazine once and Zell will automatically
    learn the skill.
    What if i have forgotten to take a magazine?
    You can use Tonberry's call shop ability and buy the respective
    combat king magazines at various respective shops. You can also
    buy Combat King magazines in Karen's Book Store found in Esthar
    ARMAGEDDON FIST -Contributed By Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>
    It is actually a chain of near-infinite combo and can be pull off very
    easily. How to do is very simple: Simply keep on repeating Punch Rush
    and Booya. Reason, because when a chain starts, it will begin with
    either one of the both, and then it will loop back to the first one.
    Punch Rush and Booya are easy to execute and since they remain in a
    loop, you can perform the move in 0.1 seconds or even less. If you
    are fast, you can execute about 3 to 9 combos in a second. Each combo
    can take about 1000 to 4000 damage. Think about it, how long do you
    need to input the buttons for complex moves like My Final Heaven.
    Let's do a simple calculation:
    =>At max str of 255, and max time, 12,00,
    =>you can do about 36 to 108 combos.
    =>Each combo does about 1000 to 4000 damage
    At max, it could mean:
    4000 x 108 = 432,000 damage.
    Note:Armageddon Fist is a name came out by Kaze Yagami. The name the
         Japanese came up, was Choukyu Bushin Hakken. (Lit, Super Ultimate
         War God Breaking Punch).
    6.I.IV)Special Arts: Quistis Trepe
    Blue Magic was first incoporated in Final Fantasy V as one of the jobs,
    Blue Mage and ever since then, it came into various forms like Final
    Fantasy VI, Strago's Lore command, Final Fantasy VII's Enemy Skill
    materia. Quistis is the only character in Final Fantasy VIII that can
    use blue magic. The wide variety of attacking and defensive blue magics
    make her a very balanced character. Instead of being hit by enemies
    to learn blue magics, Square twisted the concept a bit. Instead, you
    will have to find certain blue magic items and use it on Quistis for
    her to learn blue magics.
    Name       :Blue Magic.
    Crisis     :Rank Up.
    Feature    :Enemy Skill.
    Avquired By:Using blue magic items on her.
    As Crisis level increases, rank increases from 1 to 4, with 4 being
    the highest. The higher the ranking, the more powerful her Blue Magic
    will be.
    To learn new blue magic, just go to the item inventory and click on
    these specific items as listed below and use the items on Quistis.
    |Blue Magic      |Item Needed     |Acquired By     |Description      |
    |Laser Eye       |Initial         |Nil             |Laser Attack on  |
    |                |                |                |an enemy.        |
    |Ultra Wave      |Spider Web      |Mug/Defeat      |Tremors of the   |
    |                |                |Caterchipillars.|Earth on an      |
    |                |                |                |enemy.           |
    |Electrocute     |Coral Fragment  |Mug/Defeat      |Electrocute all  |
    |                |                |Cockatrice/     |enemies. It is   |
    |                |                |Creeps.         |thunder          |
    |                |                |                |elemental.       |
    |Lv? Death       |Curse Spike     |Mug/Defeat      |Cast Death at all|
    |                |                |Tri-face/Imp.   |enemies. Depends |
    |                |                |                |on the level     |
    |                |                |                |multipler.       |
    |Degenerator     |Black Hole      |Mug/Defeat      |Instantly kill   |
    |                |                |Gesper.         |an enemy by      |
    |                |                |                |sending them to  |
    |                |                |                |a new dimension. |
    |Aqua Breath     |Water Crystal   |Mug/Defeat      |Water beam at all|
    |                |                |Chimera.        |enemies. It is   |
    |                |                |                |water elemental. |
    |Micro Missile   |Missile         |Mug/Defeat      |Firing missile at|
    |                |                |GIM52A/BGH251F2.|an enemy. Took   |
    |                |                |                |away half of     |
    |                |                |                |enemy's HP. Like |
    |                |                |                |demi attack.     |
    |Acid            |Mystery Fluid   |Mug/Defeat      |Acidic attack at |
    |                |                |Gayla.          |an enemy.        |
    |Gatling Gun     |Running Fire    |Mug/Defeat      |Rapid firing at  |
    |                |                |SAMO8G.         |an enemy.        |
    |Fire Breath     |Inferno Fang    |Mug/Defeat      |Fire beam at all |
    |                |                |Ruby Dragon/    |enemies. It is   |
    |                |                |Hexadragon.     |fire elemental.  |
    |Bad Breath      |Malboro         |Mug/Defeat      |Negative status  |
    |                |Tentacle        |Malboro.        |at all enemies.  |
    |                |                |                |It includes Sleep|
    |                |                |                |, Berserk etc.   |
    |White Wind      |Whisper         |Mug             |Restoring all    |
    |                |                |Adamantoise.    |allies' HP but   |
    |                |                |                |do not cure      |
    |                |                |                |status ailments. |
    |Homing Laser    |Laser Cannon    |Mug/Defeat      |Laser Beam at an |
    |                |                |Elastoid/Mobile |enemy.           |
    |                |                |Type 8/         |                 |
    |                |                |Belhelmel.      |                 |
    |Mighty Guard    |Barrier         |Mug/Defeat      |Positive         |
    |                |                |Behemoth.       |condition on all |
    |                |                |                |allies. This     |
    |                |                |                |includes Shell   |
    |                |                |                |and Protect also.|
    |Shockwave       |Dark Matter     |Convert 100x    |Attack all       |
    |Pulsar          |                |Curse Spike/    |enemies. [Same   |
    |                |                |Black Hole to   |as G.F Grievel]  |
    |                |                |1x Dark Matter. |Able to exceed   |
    |                |                |                |9999HP damage.   |
    |Raybomb         |Power Generator |Mug Blitz.      |Beam attack on   |
    |                |                |                |all enemies.     |
    Note:You may want to consider using Guardian Force, Tonberry's Lv
         Up or Down command ability on your enemies so that to adjust
         your enemies' levels to get certain items, either by defeating
         or mugging. You may also need to equip Rare command for help.
    *1 - Lv ? Death will be level 4 at rank 1, 3 at rank 2, 2 at rank 3
         and 1 at rank 4. Any monsters with multiple of that level will
         die instantly.
    *2 - Micro Missile will have 50% of the effect at rank 1, 75% at rank
         2, 87.5% at rank 3 and 93.75% at rank 4.
    *3 - Effects of Acid, Bad Breath and Mighty Guard increases as rank
    *4 - Shockwave Pulser is the only attack that can cause over 9999HP.
    *5 - Mighty Guard casts Shell, Protect, and sometimes, Haste, Float,
         Regen, Aura and even Invincibility on all enemies.
    *6 - Bad Breath casts Berserk, Poison, Sleep, Blind, Confusion etc on
         all enemies.
    *7 - White Wind does not heal any status ailments, only recover HP.
    Using Quezacotl's Card Mod Ability
    |Blue Magic     | Item Needed    |Card Mod Conversion                 |
    |Laser Eye      |      -         |            -                       |
    |Ultra Wave     |  Spider Web    |1x Caterchipillar card (Level 1     |
    |               |                |card) will refine into 1x Spider    |
    |               |                |web.                                |
    |Electrocute    | Coral Fragment |1x Creeps (Level 2 card) will       |
    |               |                |refine into 1x Coral Fragment.      |
    |LV? Death      |  Curse Spike   |1x Tri-face (Level 3 card) will     |
    |               |                |refine into 1x Curse Spike.         |
    |Degenerator    |  Black Hole    |1x Gesper (Level 1 card) will       |
    |               |                |refine into 1x Black Hole.          |
    |               |                |____________________________________|
    |               |                |1x Diablos (Level 9 card) will      |
    |               |                |refine into 100x Black Hole.        |
    |Aqua Breath    | Water Crystal  |5x Fastitocalon-F (Level 1 card)    |
    |               |                |will refine into 1x Water Crystal.  |
    |               |                |____________________________________|
    |               |                |1x Fastitocalon (Level 3 card) will |
    |               |                |refine into 1x Water Crystal.       |
    |Micro Missile  |   Missile      |            -                       |
    |Acid           | Mystery Fluid  |1x Galya (Level 1 card) will refine |
    |               |                |into 1x Mystery Fluid.              |
    |Gatling Gun    | Running Fire   |1x SAMO8G (Level 3 card) will refine|
    |               |                |into 1x Running Fire.               |
    |Fire Breath    | Inferno Fang   |10x Ruby Dragon (Level 5 card) will |
    |               |                |refine into 1x Inferno Fang.        |
    |Bad Breath     |   Malboro      |4x Malboro (Level 5 card) will      |
    |               |  Tentacle      |refine into 1x Malboro Tentacle.    |
    |White Wind     |   Whisper      |              -                     |
    |Homing Laser   |Laser Cannon    |              -                     |
    |   Mighty      |   Barrier      |10x Behemoth (Level 5 card) will    |
    |   Guard       |                |refine into 1x Barrier.             |
    |  Shockwave    | Dark Matter    |                                    |
    |   Pulsar      |                |              -                     |
    |Power Generator|   Ray Bomb     |              -                     |
      _______________   _________________
     |Laser Eye   P1 | |Degenerator   P2 |  To select limit breaks, choose
     |Ultra Wave     | |Aqua Breath      |  attack and click right and you
     |Electrecute    | |Micro Missile    |  will be shown a series of
     |Lv1?Death      | |Acid             |  limit breaks group into four
     |_______________| |_________________|  pages.
      _______________   _________________
     |Gatling Gun P3 | |Homing Laser  P4 |  The diagrams on the left show
     |Fire Breath    | |Mighty Guard     |  how the limit breaks are
     |Bad Breath     | |Shockwave Pulsar |  grouped into various pages.
     |White Wind     | |Ray Bomb         |  Click on the respective limit
     |_______________| |_________________|  break to use it.
    6.I.V)Special Arts: Selphie Tilmitt
    Selphie uses the slot ability and it can be quite useful at times.
    When you first activate Selphie's limit break, you will be prompted
    to a screen like this:
          /Indicate the name of the spell.
     |The End   1 |<--No indicates the number of this type of
     |            |   spell you can use. For example, 1 means use
     |>Do Over    |   The End one time.
     |   Use      |<--Do Over means keep on selecting magics.
     |____________|<--Use means cast the particular spell.
    For example, keep on selecting Do Over and you will be shown a list
    of randomly-selected spell. When you want that particular spell,
    choose use to cast, in this case the spell cast is The End and you
    will cast The End one time. Sometimes, you can cast a spells many
    times. For example, if the word "The End" and "1" are changed to
    "Curaga" and "3", you will cast 3 times Curaga spell on any random
    a)Selphie can sometimes many spells at a time. She even can use rare
      spells like full cure, wall etc.
    b)Magic cast do not affect your magic inventory, meaning you won't
      waste a single drawn spell.
    a)You have to choose your spell fast because the Active Time Bar does
      not stop when you are choosing, meaning enemies will attack you.
    Name       :Slot.
    Crisis Up  :a)Chances of more powerful spells appearing is higher.
                b)Ability to cast more magics increase.
                =>Note that more powerful spells will appear more often
                  when Selphie's level increases.
    Feature    :Casting of unique spells.
    Acquired By:Random
    There are four main rare spells for her limit break, which you can't
    find it from any draw point or draw from any enemies. The four spells
    are Full Cure, wall, Rapture and The End. The first time, you use
    any of these four spells, you will find them recorded in the status
    screen. I will now list the effects of the four spells.
    |Limit Break |Description of Limit Break(s)                          |
    |Full Cure   |Fully recover all allies' HP and status ailments.      |
    |            |It does not work on undead characters as it will       |
    |            |instantly kill them.                                   |
    |Wall        |Cast Protect and Shell on all allies, thus raises their|
    |            |physical and magical defense.                          |
    |Rapture     |Removes all enemies from battle, causing instant       |
    |            |victory. It does not work against bosses and certain   |
    |            |specific enemies only.                                 |
    |The End     |Kills all enemies, causing instant victory. It works   |
    |            |for all the enemies, including Omega Weapon, except    |
    |            |for undead enemies and final boss, Sorceress Ultimecia.|
    |Special                                                |
    |    Full Cure                Wall                      |
    |    Rapture                  The End                   |
    Note:She had another two powerful moves that were in the data, but was
         not included in the game due to production time contraint. A real
         pity to Selphie fans. I heard that it was possible to use the two
         limit breaks that were not included in the game by using a
         gameshark. I am not pretty sure since it can be a rumor. If
         anyone has any information about these two limit breaks, feel
         free to mail me at <ysf@pacific.net.sg>.
    Note:The End is regardless of resistance to Death, but doesn't work on
         Undeads and the Last Boss. And yes,it works even on Omega Weapon
         and ultimate weapon ...but I think you would enjoy a good fight
         with them instead.No point resorting to such despicable moves...
         Selphie..did i say anything wrong?
    Tips:Make use of the time during the GF summoning graphics to choose
         the desired magic.
    Tips:While choosing your spells, you can actually open up your
         PlayStation cover and thus freeze your game. This gives you time
         to choose and select your desired spells. Note that i won't bear
         any responsibility to any damages done on your PlayStation. Try
         it at your own risk!!!
    Limit Break Codes-Contributed By Sam klempner <s_klempner@yahoo.com>
    These codes are Selphie's limit breaks sent in by sam Klempner. These
    codes do not work with the UK version and you need a game enhancer to
    activate the codes. The format of the codes are still unknown. TRY
    IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! I will not bear any RESPONSIBILITY if these
    codes do not work or do any damages to your PlayStation.
    The codes are:
    |Description                              |Code          |
    |Selphie have infinite Apocalypse magic.  |80077FE6 6314 |
    |Selphie Have infinite Full-cure magic.   |80077EB4 6333 |
    |Selphie Have infinite Wall magic.        |80077EB6 6334 |
    |Selphie Have infinite Rapture magic      |80077EB8 6335 |
    |Selphie Have infinite Percent magic.     |80077EBA 6336 |
    |Selphie Have infinite Catastrophe magic. |80077EBC 6337 |
    |Selphie Have infinite The End magic.     |80077EBE 6338 |
    Special Thanks to Sam Klempner <s_klempner@yahoo.com> for
    providing the cheat codes.
    6.I.VI)Special Arts: Irvine Kinneas
    Irvine's limit break can be considered one of the most originals. I
    believe the concept came from Xenogears. Remember Billy from
    Xenogears? Okay, back to the main point.
    To get Irvine's new limit break, all you need is to find the
    respective ammos. When using Irvine's limit break, select the ammos
    you want, you will notice a time bar which is blue in colour. If it
    runs out, you won't be able to shoot anymore. To shoot, press R1. If
    you press X, you will not be able to shoot anymore and this will end
    Irvine's turn. So, don't press X unneccessary unless you don't want to
    shoot anymore. Please take note that each shot takes up one ammo. You
    will know that your target is dead when the damage is 0.
    How to get?
    Use Ifrit's make bullet ability to convert items into ammos. Once
    converted into ammos, you will be able to use it and it works the same
    way as replenishing your ammunition.
    Name       :Shot.
    Crisis     :More time to shoot as crisis increases.
    Feature    :Firing within the time limit.
    Acquired By:Find new ammunition.
    Below shows the type of ammo needed for each shot.
    |Ammo             |Shot                      |Effect          |
    |Normal Ammo      |Normal Shot               |Single Opponent |
    |Shotgun Ammo     |Scattered Shot            |All Opponents   |
    |Dark Ammo        |Dark Shot                 |Single Opponents|
    |                 |                          |[Blinds Enemy]  |
    |Fire Ammo        |Fire Shot                 |All Opponents   |
    |                 |                          |[Fire Elemental]|
    |Demolition Ammo  |Canister Shot             |Single Opponent |
    |                 |                          |[Three times the|
    |                 |                          |damage of Normal|
    |                 |                          |ammo]           |
    |Fast Ammo        |Quick Shot                |Single Opponent |
    |                 |                          |[Semi-automatic]|
    |AP Ammo          |Armor Shot (Armour Shot)  |Single Opponent |
    |                 |                          |[Ignores Enemy's|
    |                 |                          |defense]        |
    |Pulse Ammo       |Hyper Shot                |Single Opponent |
    |                 |                          |[Most powerful  |
    |                 |                          |ammo]           |
    Note:Different shots recovers in different speed. It means that
         the time taken for reloading is different for different ammos
         used. Quick Shot recovers the fastest.
    Tips:At maximum strength, Quick Shot is actually most powerful and
         effective against single targets (3000-4000 x 20-30) compared to
         even Hyper Shot. (9999 x 4-5 = 40000-50000)
    Below are a list of Ifrit's Make Bullet-RF/Quezacotl's Card Mod
    ability for conversion of items for Irvine's Bullet. Make full use
    of the list to replenish your stocks. Ammos like Pulse ammos are
    very hard to find, and mostly obtained through refining.
    Note:Ammunitions like Normal Ammo and Fast Ammo can be easily
         bought in most shops.
    Using Ifrit's Make Bullet-RF
    |Item               |    |  Conversion         |
    |1x Screw           | => |  8x Normal Ammo     |
    |1x Normal Ammo     | => |  1x Fast Ammo       |
    |1x Shotgun Ammo    | => |  2x Fast Ammo       |
    |1x Fuel            | => | 10x Fire Ammo       |
    |1x Steel Orb       | => | 10x Fire Ammo       |
    |1x Inferno Fang    | => | 40x Fire Ammo       |
    |1x Venom Fang      | => | 20x Dark Ammo       |
    |1x Missile         | => | 20x Demolition Ammo |
    |1x Running Fire    | => | 20x Demolition Ammo |
    |1x Cactus Thorn    | => | 40x Demolition Ammo |
    |1x Sharp Spike     | => | 10x AP Ammo         |
    |1x Chef's Knife    | => | 20x AP ammo         |
    |1x Laser Cannon    | => |  5x Pulse Ammo      |
    |1x Energy Crystal  | => | 10x Pulse Ammo      |
    |1x Power Generator | => | 20x Pulse Ammo      |
    Using Quezacotl's Card Mod
    |Card                   |    | Conversion          |
    |1x Abadon   (Lv6 Card) | => | 30x Dark Ammo       |
    |1x Oilboyle (Lv6 Card) | => | 30x Fire Ammo       |
    |1x Trauma   (Lv6 Card) | => | 30x Demolition Ammo |
    |1x GIM47N   (Lv5 Card) | => |  1x Fast Ammo       |
    6.I.VII)Special Arts: Other Characters
    Below shows a list of limit breaks for all temporary characters,
    specifically Laguna, Kiros, Ward, Edea and Seifer. I have described
    a bit about their limit breaks, hopefully it is not much of a spoiler
    to you!!!
    Name       :Laguna
    Limit Break:Desperado
    Description:Laguna tosses out a grenade, goes onto a swinging rope
                [Like a Tarzan?] and sweeping the enemies with his
                machine gun, performing rapid firing. When he lands,
                the grenade explodes.
    Effect     :All Opponents.
    Name       :Kiros
    Limit Break:Blood Pain
    Description:Holding daggars, Kiros rushes forward to a target, doing
                six consecutive slashes. [It does shows a reminiscent to
                Yuffie's limit break, Bloodfest from Final Fantasy VII.
                Does anyone mention Cloud's Omnislash? But, Cloud is
                more cooler, especially the final hit.]
    Effect     :Single Opponent.
    Name       :Ward
    Limit Break:Massive Anchor
    Description:His limit break, Massive Anchor, catapults him into the
                air and splashes him down with an explosion similar to
                that of an atomic bomb. [Ward's limit break does show
                a reminiscent to Cid's limit break from Final Fantasy
    Effect     :All Opponents.
    Name       :Seifer
    Limit Break:No Mercy [Fire Cross]
    Description:Seifer charges all his energy to his gunblade, conjuring
                a fireball and then blasts it at all enemies, follow by
                a blade swing at all enemies.
    Effect     :All Opponents.
    Name       :Edea
    Limit Break:Ice Strike [Sorcery]
    Description:As a mighty sorceress, she creates an icicle and throws it
                at the target. [It does shows a reminiscent of what Edea
                does to Squall in the FMV at the end of disc 1.]
    Effect     :Single Opponent.
    6.II)Weapon Upgrading
    As of any RPG, weapon shops made up a very important element to the
    game. However, this time, Square has changed it slighly. Instead of
    buying new weapons, characters will have the chance to upgrade or
    remodel their existing weapons to a yet, higher weapon. And to make
    matters more complicated, money is not just a factor, but you have
    to find certain materials in order to upgrade your weapons. So, if
    you are short of any items, you can't upgrade. The ability of tuning
    your weapon has added a new in-depth element to the game, however,
    at times, add a lot of confusions to a lot of gamers. I will now
    explain everything.
      |Squall Leonhart                                    |
      |               |                                   |
      | Steel Pipe    |    Revolver            100        |
      | 3        (1)  |  > Shear Trigger       200        |
      | Screw         |    Cutting Sword       400        |
      | 2        (4)  |    Flame Saber         600        |
      | 		      |    Twin Lance          800        |
      |               |    Punishment         1000        |
      |               |    LionHeart          2000        |
      |               |___________________________________|
      |               | Strength 45  --> 244      Gil     |
      |               | Hit rate 56% --> 255%     110347G |
    The numbers in the brackets represents the quantity of that item that
    you have in your inventory. From the list,you have 3x Steel Pipes and
    2x Screws. Notice the numbers on the left (without the brackets) and
    the gil, right to the type of the weapon. These indicates that for
    Squall's Gunblade to upgrade to Shear Trigger, you need to have 1x
    Steel Pipe and 4x Screws and 200Gil. However, in the table shown
    above,you can't upgrade, because you are short of two Screws.
    Got it?
    1)Once you tune up,your used materials like Screws, Steel Pipes
      will be gone. This is logical since you need materials to tune
      up weapons too.
    2)Look at the bottom table. If the numbers, 50 and 60 are in yellow,
      that means your new weapon is better than the existing weapon. For
      example, Shear Trigger is stronger than Gunblade and Cutting Sword
      is stronger than Shear Trigger. In general, the weapons that are
      more expensive are better and are found at the bottom. To simply
      say, LionHeart is by far the best weapon Squall can have.
    3)It's possible to downgrade to your older weapon, let's say, Shear
      Trigger to Gunblade. The colour of the numbers will be in red,
      instead of yellow. Again, you need the materials to downgrade and
      you won't get back any material after downgrading too.
    4)Choose the confirmation button to tune up if you meet the
      requirements. If you are playing the Japanese version, the
      confirmation button is Circle. If you play the US version, the
      confirmation button is X instead.
    5)Take note that certain items are very rare and may require Diablos'
      Bundoru (Mug) to get.
    Q: How do I know what are the materials needed for tuning up?
    A: You can find out what you need by reading the magazine "Weapons
       Monthly". Or, when you already have the right items, it will also
       show in the Junk Shop.
    6.III)Listing Of Guardian Force
    Here is a list of G.F. Please take note of the special conditions. If
    it says draw, remember to draw, because once you miss, you will lose
    the G.F for the rest of the game. Other condition is fight, which tell
    you that you need to fight the G.F to get it. Examples are Brothers
    and Ifrit. Also note that there is a special group of G.F, without
    abilities. More will be explained later on.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.I)Guardian Force List(With Ability)
    Name       :Quetzalcoatl
    Attack     :ThunderStorm
    Elemental  :Lightning-based attack (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :1
    Condition  :Nil
    Obtaining  :In the lecture room.Examine the laptop in Squall's seat and
                read the G.F tutorial with the <New> beside it.
    Description:Quetzalcoatl create a thunderstorm,and sent lightning bolts
                to the enemies.
    Graphics   :8.0/10.0
    Opinion    :It is an average G.F.Being the first G.F,it works well
                against weak enemies,especially to mechanical enemies.
    Usefulness :7.0/10.0
    Strategy   :1
    Name       :Shiva
    Attack     :Diamond Dust
    Elemental  :Ice-based attack (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :1
    Condition  :Nil
    Obtaining  :Same way as Quetzalcoatl.Refer to above.
    Description:Similar to the summoning of shiva in FF7,shiva appears and
                form icicles on the enemies.
    Graphics   :7.8/10.0
    Opinion    :Just like Quetzalcoatl,Shiva works best against weak
                enemies,especially to fire-based enemies,dinosaurs,and
    Usefulness :7.0/10.0
    Strategy   :1
    Name       :Ifrit
    Attack     :Hellfire
    Elemental  :Fire-based attack (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :1
    Condition  :Fight
    Obtaining  :In the fire cave
    Description:Ifrit appears with rage,hitting a fire meteo at the enemies.
    Graphics   :7.8/10.0
    Opinion    :Just like the three G.F,Ifrit works best against weak
                enemies,especially to those with ice,and water-based
    Usefulness :7.0/10.0
    Strategy   :2
    Name       :Siren
    Attack     :Silent Voice
    Elemental  :Non-elemental  attack (All) (Enemy) (Silence)
    Disc       :1
    Condition  :Draw
    Obtaining  :Fight with Elvoret in the Dollet commmunication tower
    Description:Siren plays her musical instrument,creating a havoc.
    Graphics   :6.0/10.0
    Opinion    :Though i get quite sick and tired of looking at Siren after
                some time,i must say her attack is still quite good.Not only
                does it cause some damages to the enemies,it may sometimes
                silence the enemies,however silence works pretty useless to
                monsters,more useful to humans like soldier.
    Usefulness :7.0/10.0
    Strategy   :3
    Name       :Brothers
    Attack     :Brotherhood Loyalty
    Elemental  :Earth-based attack (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :1
    Condition  :Fight
    Obtaining  :In the ancient Tomb of the nameless King(near to Galbadia).
    Description:The two brothers will play a sissors-paper-stone game.The
                loser will jump up the sky and smash the earth that is
                thrown up into pieces,doing earth damage to all enemy.
    Graphics   :8.0/10.0
    Opinion    :Brothers work best against all weak enemies,regardless they
                have any elemental attacks,however it won't do any damage to
                flying creature.
    Usefulness :7.2/10.0
    Strategy   :4
    Name       :Diablo
    Attack     :Messenger of Darkness
    Elemental  :Non-elemental-based (All) (Enemy) (Gravity)
                (Gravity Damage=Enemy's max HP x Diablo's L.v in %)
    Disc       :1 and above
    Condition  :Get the magic lantern from Principal Cid before the
                departure of Balamb Garden.
    Obtaining  :Fight and win him by clicking the item in the menu
    Description:A flock of ravens flies together and forms a black hole.
                Diablos appears from the black hole, and then throw it onto
                the enemies.
    Graphics   :7.2/10.0
    Opinion    :His Gravity attack is powerful,depending on the enemies'
                HP.It works simiarly to a Gravity magic.
    Usefulness :6.8/10.0
    Strategy   :5
    Name       :Carbunkle
    Attack     :Ruby Light
    Elemental  :Non-elemental-based (All) (Ally)
    Disc       :1
    Condition  :Draw
    Obtaining  :From the two giant lizards(Shumeruke) to save Rinoa.
    Description:Carbunkle comes out from deep underground,and cast reflect
                on your ally.
    Graphics   :7.4/10.0
    Opinion    :Both the reflect magic can be help,as well as a obstruction.
                With the reflect being cast,all the magics from the enemies
                are reflected back to them,giving them damage,while at the
                same time,you cannot use magics to cure yourself.Don't
                forget that enemies need not just use magics,they have
                physical strength too.
    Usefulness :3.5/10.0
    Strategy   :6
    Name       :Leviathan
    Attack     :Tidal Wave (All) (Enemy)
    Elemental  :Water-based
    Disc       :2
    Condition  :Draw
    Obtaining  :From Nogue,the first boss fight in disc 2.It's the centre
    Description:Leviathan comes out from a dimension,creating a huge
                waterfall,pouring down a flood of rivers,washing the enemies
    Graphics   :8.5/10.0
    Opinion    :Leviathan works best against most creatures,especially to
                fire-based creatures.
    Usefulness :7.3/10.0
    Strategy   :7
    Name       :Pandemonium
    Attack     :Hurricane Penetration (All) (Enemy)
    Elemental  :Wind-based
    Disc       :2
    Condition  :Draw
    Obtaining  :From the battle with Fuujin in Balamb Town
    Description:Very violent whirlwind blows the enemies away.
    Graphics   :7.4/10.0
    Opinion    :Pandemonium is just an average G.F.It does a fairly average
                damage to the enemies,and a lot to flying creatures.
    Usefulness :6.8/10.0
    Strategy   :8
    Name       :Cerberos
    Attack     :Retaliation Signal
    Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Ally)
    Disc       :2
    Condition  :Fight
    Obtaining  :In the main hall of Galbadia Garden(Three-headed Monster)
    Description:The gate is opened,and Cerebus comes out of it,casting both
                double and triple to all the allies.
    Graphics   :6.4/10.0
    Opinion    :Cerebus may seem to be useless,especially when fighting weak
                enemies.However,during long boss fight,it is a MUST-SUMMON.
                It gives you the ability to cast three times magic in a row.
                A very useful advantage over,especially to regain your HP
                immediately after an 'all' attack by the boss.
    Usefulness :8.2/10.0(A very critical MUST when fighting against bosses)
    Strategy   :9
    Name       :Alexander
    Attack     :Holy Judgement
    Elemental  :Holy-based (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :2
    Condition  :Draw
    Obtaining  :From Edea at the last battle of disc 2
    Description:It shows a scene from the shore.Alexander,the
                gigantic,machine,opens up its cannon and fires holy beams up
                the sky,creating an explosion.
    Graphics   :8.7/10.0
    Opinion    :Alexander is by far the best elemental attack you will get
                in disc 2.Not only the summoning of the G.F is beautiful,
                holy attacks do quite a severe damage to all enemies,
                regarding what your elemental attack.
    Usefulness :8.2/10.0
    Strategy   :10
    Name       :Grasharaboras
    Attack     :Yieldless Rampage
    Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Enemy) (Negative Status)
    Disc       :3
    Condition  :Meet the item requirements;Get Soloman's Ring before going
                to Lunatic Pandora in disc 3.
    Obtaining  :Have 1x Soloman's Ring,6x Iron pipe,6x Molbor's tentacles,
                6x Remedy Plus,then use Soloman's Ring.
    Description:A soul in a train.Scene changes to a new dimension.A fast-
                moving train came speeding and colliding with enemies.
                Negative status includes poison,petrify,berserk,sleep,slow,
                stop,confusion,Defence 0,Death Sentence.The four issues of
                Occult fan provides the information of this G.F.
    Graphics   :7.0/10.0
    Opinion    :Grasharaboras's greatest strength lies in the ability to
                deliver negative status to the enemies like confusion,
                silence,stop,slow etc.A very good G.F,in the sense that it
                is very useful,especially when fighting very tough enemies.
    Usefulness :8.4/10.0
    Strategy   :11
    Name       :Bahamut
    Attack     :Mega Flare
    Elemental  :Non-elemental Attack (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :Disc 3 and above
    Condition  :Fight
    Obtaining  :In Warship Island.Fight two RubulmDragon,then choose the
                third option to fight Bahamut(hidden).In general,for the
                first question,choose the first option(the only choice),then
                for the second question,choose the second option to fight
                RubulmDragon,not the first.After you win the second battle,
                choose the third option,which is hidden.Do not choose the
                first and second option as the first one means that you do
                not want to fight and the second one means that you fight
                RubulmDragon.The hidden third option,well,you can't see in
                the screen unless you point the cursor down at it.You will
                then fight Bahamut.
    Description:Under the clear moonlight,amist the clouds,came a shadow of
                a Bahamut.Bahamut then shoots four blue flames at the
                enemies,and then a white flare to trigger off an explosion.
    Graphics   :9.8/10.0
    Opinion    :Wow,this is by far the best G.F that you will get besides
                Eden.In the sense that,no matter what elemental attack your
                enemies have, it is possible to inflict 9999HP to every
                enemies,which is unlike other elemental G.F like Ifrit or
                Shiva.Besides,it is the most graphically impressive G.Fs,
                and it has very high HP.
    Usefulness :9.5/10.0
    Strategy   :12
    Name       :Sabotender
    Attack     :Thousand Needles
    Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :3 and above
    Condition  :Fight
    Obtaining  :In Sabotender Island(Southeast of Centra Ruin)
    Description:Sabotender is actually the cactuar you normally see in the
                desert.It will jump high up into the air,throwing needles
                at the enemies.
    Graphics   :7.8/10.0
    Opinion    :The amount of damage varies differently on the G.F L.V.
                There's no ouen,just like Diablo.If Sabotender's LV is
                between Lv 50 to 59, it will cost 5000 damage,if between 90
                to 99,it will cost 9000HP damage.Understand!in general,if
                the G.F Lv is between X1 to X9, it will cost X000 damage.Max
                damage occur when the character is lv 100.I suggest you set
                aside some time and train Sabotender,if not,it will be
                wasteful.This is sure-cause damage,even without ouen.A very
                good G.F.
    Usefulness :8.2/10.0
    Strategy   :13
    Name       :Master Tonberry
    Attack     :Kitchen knife
    Elemental  :Non-elemental (Random One Target) (Enemy)
    Disc       :2 and above;Only after you get Odin.
    Condition  :You need to get Odin first.It's impossible to defeat 20
                Tonberry and Master Tonberry within the time limit.Fight 20
                Tonberries,and then Master Tonberry will appear after the
                20th Tonberry is killed.Note that the fight is continous
                after the 20th Tonberry and you need not have to fight the
                Tonberries continously.You can easily distinguish Master
                Tonberry by his size,larger than the usual Tonberry,just
                like Sabotender is larger than Cactuar.
    Obtaining  :Sentora Ruin
    Description:Master Tonberry comes out from underground,slowly
                approaching a random target,and then stab the target using
                Kitchen Knife.
    Graphics   :8.0/10.0
    Opinion    :Wow,the detail to these G.F is truly amazing.I won't tell
                you.You just watch it yourself.kitchen Knife actually does
                quite a severe damage to your enemy,regarding it is of any
                elemental attack.The only drawback is that it attacks
                randomly on one target whereas most G.Fs attack all enemies.
    Usefulness :7.0/10.0
    Strategy   :14
    Name       :Eden
    Attack     :Eternal Breath
    Elemental  :Non-elemental (All) (Enemy)
    Disc       :3 and above
    Condition  :Available after you get Bahamut in warship Island;Return to
                cockpit of the ragnarok;Talk to zell and Rinoa;input the
                password 2-2-1-1 and then choose the second option to have
                Zell examines the machine.Then fight and draw Eden from
                Ultimate Weapon.
    Obtaining  :Warship Island(Underground water facility)
    Description:A solid-bodied magical symbol appears in the galaxy, and
                with its power fires onto the enemies from another universe
                and creates a tremendously explosion.
    Graphics   :9.5/10.0
    Opinion    :Eden is by far the most powerful G.F,in the sense that it
                can cost damages that exceeds 9999,maybe 20,000 to to 40,000
                or above.This is the most lethal G.F,though it isn't as
                powerful as Squall's End of the Heart,after you acquired
                Squall's most powerful weapon,Lion Heart.
    Usefulness :10.0/10.0
    Strategy   :15
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.II)Guardian Force List(Non-Ability)
    Here is a list of G.F animated that doesn't has any abilities.That means
    that it isn't one of the 16 G.F listed above and it appears randomly
    like Odin or Gilgamesh or you have to use items to summon the G.F like
    Chocobo or Phoenix.And take note that these G.F doesn't has any G.F bar,
    which is an advantage over the 16 G.F and you will be able to cast it
    immeditately,and neither do they have any HP nor abilities and stats
    that you can build up on.
    Name       :Phoenix
    Attack     :Flame of Resurrection
    Elemental  :Fire-based(All) (Fire-enemy) (Life-Ally) (Item)
    Disc       :2 and above
    Condition  :Collect the 5 stones.Refer to G.F strategy.Once phoenix
                feather is used,it will appear randomly during future
                battle,when your party gets wiped out,provided you have
                Phoenix feather in your stock,which will also decrease by 1
                each time is used.Life will revive all your members to 12.5%
                of the total HP.
    Obtaining  :Shumi Tribe
                (North-east continent.Spider-shaped architecture in the
    Description:Looks quite similar to the one you see in FF7.Phoenix casts
                fire on the enemies and then life on all the allies.
    Graphics   :7.0/10.0
    Opinion    :Instead of putting Phoenix into one of the G.Fs with
                abilities,what Square is trying to do to replace Phoenix
                with Final attack,is to make it summonable using items.
                A useful G.Fs,of course when you are fighting tough bosses
                like Omega or Ultimate weapon.
    Usefulness :10.0/10.0
    Strategy   :16
    Name       :Ko-chocobo
    Attack     :ChocoFire/ChocoFlare/ChocoMeteo/ChocoBuckle
    Elemental  :Fire-based(For chocoFire only)/Non-elemental(All) (Enemy)
                (Item) for the rest + PocketStation
    Disc       :2 and above + PocketStation
    Condition  :First,catch a chocobo,then use Gisal Greens to summon the
                chocobos.To get the other three attacks,you need to have a
                PDA,PocketStation to play chocobo RPG.
    Obtaining  :Chocobo Forest
    Description:A very small,baby chocobo comes out.Varies depending on
    Graphics   :7.4/10.0(Overall)
    Opinion    :Ko-chocobo uses more powerful attack when levels increases
                but that is only possible if you have PocketStation,if
                not,you are being restricted to ChocoFire,which i think is
                much more useless than Ifrit or Phoenix.By playing 'Odekake
                chocobo',train your chocobo and you can use ChocoFlare at
                level 50, ChocoMeteo at level 63, and ChocoBuckle at level
                76. Note that you have to clear the kiss events before you
                can do the next attack level.ChocoBuckle can break the 9999
                damage limit.
    Usefulness :??/10(Depends on what attack you use.)
    Strategy   :17
    Name       :Odin
    Attack     :Steel Breaker
    Elemental  :Non-elemental(All) (Enemy) (Instant Kill) (Randomly)
    Disc       :2 and above
    Condition  :Fight
    Obtaining  :Centra Ruin
    Description:On a cloudy,rainy day,Odin rode his white horse and chopped
                every enemy into halves.
    Graphics   :8.5/10.0
    Opinion    :Actually,i prefer the old Odin in FF7 with the background of
                a ruin and a moon.Anyway,the odin in FF8 is cool also,in the
                sense that there is actually a lot more detail than in FF7.
                Odin is by far the most useful G.F in the sense that if it
                appears,it will kill every single enemies and he nevers
                lost,except during the fight with Seifer at the end of disc
                3,in Lunatic Pandora.Though sometimes,it can be annoying
                when you doesn't want him to appear,especially you want to
                draw a certain spell,he has actually helped me more than
                enough,in terms of time and resources.During the fight in
                warship Island,he actually appears twice consecutively and
                killed RubulmDragon,and i was able to get Bahamut very
                easily,without using too much time and wasting my magics.
                Also,at the time,i was very fustrated of stealing tentacles
                from Molbors,in the sense that the chances of Molbor
                appearing in Esthar Continent is less than 10%.Fortuately,
                Odin appears at this critical time,and saves me a lot of
    Usefulness :10.0/10.0
    Strategy   :18
    Name       :Gilgamesh
    Attack     :Iron Cutting Sword,Excalibur,Excalipur,Masamune
    Elemental  :Non-elemental(All) (Enemy) (Random Attack) (Random
    Disc       :3
    Condition  :Have Odin first before you fight Seifer at the end of disc 3
    Obtaining  :Lunatic Pandora
    Description:This guy has four different attacks.If you notice carefully,
                you will see four swords.He will pick up a sword randomly,
                each belonging to one of the attacks above.
    Graphics   :9.0/10.0
    Opinion    :Remember Gilgamesh in FFV!He was banished to 'Cleft of
    Usefulness :??/10.0(Depends on the type of attack choosen.)
    Strategy   :19
    Name       :Griever
    Attack     :Apocolypse, Great Attraction, Shockwave Pulser
    Elemental  :???
    Disc       :4
    Condition  :???
    Obtaining  :???
    Description:A very powerful G.F.Can't reveal anything yet!!!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.III)PocketStation Guardian Force
    Here is a list of G.F that you can get ONLY through PocketStation. For
    more attacks on ko-chocobo, please refer to section above.
    Name	     :Ko-Mogri
    Attack     :Mogri Dance (All) (G.F) (Life) (Cure)
    Obtaining  :Get Mogri Charm with Odekako Chocobo RPG.
    Description:Mogri Dance is actually a Command Ability you can junction.
                It can revive and recover all your G.F.s HP. Each usage will
                cost your party average level multiplied by 100 gils.
    Name       :Moomba
    Attack     :Moomba Moomba Moomba
    Obtaining  :Get Proof of Friendship in Odekake Chocobo RPG and use it
                during battle.
    Description:Moomba appears and attacks the target, dealing damage equal
                to [target current HP - 1] (limited to 9999)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------6.III.IV)Quick Listing of all Guardian Forces (US)
    In case, if you are playing the US version, read below instead!
    Guardian Force (Junctionable)
    |Name Of Guardian Force |Location of Guardian Force              |Disc|
    |Quezacotl              |In the lecture room. Examine the laptop |    |
    |                       |in Squall's seat and read the Guardian  |1~3 |
    |                       |Force tutorial with the <New> beside it.|    |
    |Shiva                  |In the lecture room. Examine the laptop |    |
    |                       |in Squall's seat and read the Guardian  |1~3 |
    |                       |Force tutorial with the <New> beside it.|    |
    |Ifrit                  |Defeat Guardian Force, Ifrit at the Fire|    |
    |                       |Cavern.                                 | 1  |
    |Siren                  |Draw from Elvoret during the Dollet     |    |
    |                       |Mission. Elvoret will appear and fight  | 1  |
    |                       |you after defeating Biggs and Wedge.    |    |
    |Brothers               |Defeat Guardian Force, Brothers at Tomb |    |
    |                       |Unknown King. The two brothers are      | 1  |
    |                       |Sacred and Minotaur.                    |    |
    |Diablos                |Use the magical lamp given by Headmaster|    |
    |                       |Cid and click on it at the item         |    |
    |                       |inventory to have a fight with Diablos. |1~4 |
    |                       |Defeat Guardian Force, Diablos.         |    |
    |Carbuncle              |Draw from Iguion, one of the two lizards|    |
    |                       |summoned by Sorceress Edea in Deling    |    |
    |                       |City, Presidential Residence. Deling    | 1  |
    |                       |City is the capital of Galbadia.        |    |
    |Leviathan              |Draw from Norg in the  basement of      |    |
    |                       |Balamb Garden.                          | 2  |
    |Pandemona              |Draw from Fujin at Balamb Hotel. You    |    |
    |                       |will first fight Rajin outside the      |    |
    |                       |Balamb Hotel, followed by a combined    | 2  |
    |                       |team of Rajin and Fujin inside the      |    |
    |                       |Balamb Hotel.                           |    |
    |Cerberus               |Defeat Guardian Force, Cerberus at the  |    |
    |                       |main hall of Galbadia Garden. Cerberus  | 2  |
    |                       |is the monster whom has triple heads.   |    |
    |Alexander              |Draw from Sorceress Edea at Galbadia    |    |
    |                       |Garden, immediately after you fought    | 2  |
    |                       |with Seifer the second time.            |    |
    |Doomtrain              |Have 1x Solomon's Ring, 6x Steel Pipe,  |    |
    |                       |6x Remedy +, 6x Malboro Tentacles, then |    |
    |                       |in the item inventory, click on the     |    |
    |                       |Solomon's Ring. Note that you must get  |2~4 |
    |                       |solomon's Ring at Tear Point before     |    |
    |                       |going to the Lunar Base.                |    |
    |Bahamut                |Defeat Guardian Force, Bahamut in Deep  |    |
    |                       |Sea Research Center. [Deep Sea Research |    |
    |                       |Centre] It can be found in the southwest|    |
    |                       |of the World Map and can only be access |    |
    |                       |by Ragnarok. Choose the first option,   |3~4 |
    |                       |the second option to fight Ruby Dragons |    |
    |                       |respectively. Next, choose the third    |    |
    |                       |option, which is hidden to fight        |    |
    |                       |Bahamut.                                |    |
    |Cactuar                |Defeat Guardian Force, Cactuar at       |    |
    |                       |Cactuar Island near Centra Region. You  |    |
    |                       |should notice a tiny cactus sticking    |    |
    |                       |out of a small island. It can only be   |3~4 |
    |                       |access by the Ragnarok. Go near it to   |    |
    |                       |enter a fight.                          |    |
    |Tonberry               |Defeat 20 Tonberries inside Centra Ruin.|    |
    |                       |Once you have defeated the 20th Tonberry|    |
    |                       |, Tonberry King will appear and fight   |2~4 |
    |                       |you. Note that the fight is continuous. |    |
    |                       |Defeat Guardian Force, Tonberry King.   |    |
    |Eden                   |Draw from Ultima Weapon at Deep Sea     |    |
    |                       |Deposit, which is the underground base- |    |
    |                       |ment of Deep Sea Research Center. [Deep |    |
    |                       |Sea Research Centre] You must first     |    |
    |                       |obtain Guardian Force, Bahamut before   |3~4 |
    |                       |you can enter the basement to fight     |    |
    |                       |Ultima weapon to draw Eden. [Refer to my|    |
    |                       |weapon guide faq for ways to beat Ultima|    |
    |                       |weapon.]                                |    |
    Note:Should you miss any Guardian Force, especially those which need
         to be draw, the only way is to get them by redrawing them in
         disc four at the final castle. Refer to the [Redrawing of
         Guardian Force] section for more details. Note that this is
         only applicable to the US version.
    Guardian Force (Non-Junctionable)
    Below shows the list of guardian force which cannot be junction and
    has no ability for you to learn. Note that these Guardian Forces,
    as listed below do not have any compatibility or Guardian Force's
    Active Time Bar and will appear immediately once summon.
    |Name of Guardian Force |Location            |Miscellaneous Info      |
    |Phoenix                |Collect all 5 stones|Use the item, Phoenix   |
    |[Disc Two to Three]    |, naming Blue, Wind,|Pinion once during a    |
    |                       |Life, Shadow, Water |battle, and Guardian    |
    |                       |in Shumi Tribe. You |Force, Phoenix will     |
    |                       |will get Phoenix    |appear when your party  |
    |                       |Pinion. [Refer to   |gets wiped out randomly.|
    |                       |other faqs for more |________________________|
    |                       |information.]       |Phoenix will cast life  |
    |                       |                    |on your party, reviving |
    |                       |                    |all dead allies to 12.5%|
    |                       |                    |of their total HP.      |
    |Chicobo                |Catch a chocobo in  |Use Gysahl Greens to    |
    |[Disc Two to Four]     |any chocobo forest, |summon Boko, the chocobo|
    |                       |and you will get to |to battle.              |
    |                       |choose a name for   |________________________|
    |                       |the chocobo. From   |Play chocobo mini-game  |
    |                       |then on, you will   |on PocketStation to     |
    |                       |get to play the     |learn new attacks for   |
    |                       |chocobo minigame in |Boko, the chocobo.      |
    |                       |PocketStation.      |________________________|
    |                       |                    |The initial attack is   |
    |                       |                    |ChocoFire. These three  |
    |                       |                    |attacks can only be     |
    |                       |                    |learnt, if you play the |
    |                       |                    |'Odekake chocobo' in the|
    |                       |                    |PocketStation. The three|
    |                       |                    |attacks are ChocoFlare, |
    |                       |                    |ChocoMeteor and Choco-  |
    |                       |                    |Buckle.                 |
    |Odin                   |In Centra Ruin and  |Odin will appear random-|
    |[Disc Two to Four]     |you have to solve   |at the beginning of the |
    |                       |the puzzle under 20 |battle and using Zante- |
    |                       |minutes. [Refer to  |suken, slicing all      |
    |                       |other faqs for more |enemies apart, causing  |
    |                       |information.]       |instant victory.        |
    |                       |                    |________________________|
    |                       |                    |If he does not appear at|
    |                       |                    |the beginning of the    |
    |                       |                    |battle, it means that he|
    |                       |                    |will not appear for the |
    |                       |                    |remaining half of the   |
    |                       |                    |battle.                 |
    |Gilgamesh              |Appears only if you |Gilgamesh will appear   |
    |[Disc Three]           |have Odin already   |randomly anytime, even  |
    |[Must have Odin first] |when fighting       |at the beginning or     |
    |                       |against Seifer at   |middle of the fight. He |
    |                       |end of disc three at|will choose one sword   |
    |                       |Lunatic Pandora.    |out of four and uses an |
    |                       |                    |attack randomly. His    |
    |                       |                    |four attacks are Zantet-|
    |                       |                    |suken, Excalibur, Exca- |
    |                       |                    |lipoor and Masamune.    |
    |Mini-Mog               |Can be obtained from|Use Mog's Amulet to     |
    |[PocketStation         |PocketStation only. |learn Mini-Mog ability. |
    | Exclusive]            |                    |You must use Amnesia    |
    |                       |                    |Grass on a Guardian     |
    |                       |                    |Force to make it forget |
    |                       |                    |one ability. Then, use  |
    |                       |                    |Mog's Amulet on that    |
    |                       |                    |Guardian Force and equip|
    |                       |                    |the Mini-Mog command.   |
    |                       |                    |When using Mini-Mog     |
    |                       |                    |command, it summons a   |
    |                       |                    |Mini-Mog to battle, and |
    |                       |                    |it will fully recover   |
    |                       |                    |all of your Guardian    |
    |                       |                    |Forces' HP. However, the|
    |                       |                    |drawback is that it cost|
    |                       |                    |you (100 x Party's      |
    |                       |                    |average level)gils per  |
    |                       |                    |summon. [It reminds me  |
    |                       |                    |of Setzer's GP Toss     |
    |                       |                    |command from Final      |
    |                       |                    |Fantasy VI as well as   |
    |                       |                    |Sumurai job system in   |
    |                       |                    |Final Fantasy V.]       |
    |Moomba                 |Can be obtained from|Use Proof of Friendship |
    |[PocketStation         |PocketStation only. |to summon Moomba during |
    | Exclusive]            |                    |battle.                 |
    Note:Special thanks to <Multiplayerman@aol.com> for telling me the
         translaton of Gilgamesh's attacks. There's only one attack
         which needs to be changed. The US version uses 'Excalipoor'
         instead of 'Excalipur, which the japanese uses.
    Note:For all PocketStation Guardian Forces like Mini-Mog, Moomba etc,
         i strongly recommend that you read other PocketStation faq. Till
         today, i still don't have a PocketStation. So, if you have any
         questions regarding PocketStation, i may not be able to answer
         and i may not reply your questions.
    Credit:A very special thanks to Heero Yuy.Without him,i wouldn't have
           got the last G.F,as well as the Squall's Lionheart.I have to
           really thanks him as he have helped me a lot.Besides,he was the
           one who provided me the name of the attacks of Gilgamesh.If you
           need any help,refer to his walkthrough.Thanks to <StevenBruck>
           for some of the information,who told me how to get Grasharaboras,
           as well as some of the helpful tips he gave me.Thanks to Kaze
           Yagami for the informations on G.F,including PDA's G.F,
           translations name and so on.
    6.IV)Guardian Force Strategy
    Okay,if you really want to know the draw list,name of attacks,and AP
    gained,i suggest you look at Scott Ong's FAQ.I think he did a very great
    job.As for me,i don't have the intention to add these things in.But
    should you stuck in finding a G.F,below is one of the most comprehensive
    guide, since above contains some very valuable strategies and ideas.
    Note that above are some spoilers.Avoid reading too much unless you are
    6.IV.I)Guardian Force Strategy(With Ability)
    Strategy #1:Quetzalcoatl and Shiva
    |Info|This's simple.The labtop is found in Squall's SEAT in the lecture|
    |    |room of Balamb Garden on the second floor.Refer to the 2nd floor |
    |    |of the map in the additional guide section.Just go near to Squall|
    |    |'s seat,and press circle.You will be able to see access to a lap-|
    |    |top and find a tutorial guide,as well as two G.Fs.Just for your  |
    |    |info,Squall's seat is somewhere on the top-left corner of the    |
    |    |screen.                                                          |
    Strategy #2:Ifrit
    |Info|Fight Ifrit in the Cave of Fire.                                 |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |Ifrit is not that difficult at all.just make sure you don't use any   |
    |fire attack against him since he will nulifies fire magic.Simply use  |
    |your two newly-G.F,Quetzalcoatl and Shiva on him.He si extremely weak |
    |to ice attack so use Shiva frequently.If you are running low on HP,   |
    |simply draw cure from him or use item.If someone is down,then use     |
    |Phoenix Down to revive your ally.Even without any use of G.F,it is    |
    |possible to defeat Ifrit by making use of Squall's R1 gunblade.You may|
    |want to take the opportunity and draw up spells like fire and cure.   |
    Strategy #3:Siren
    |Info|Draw Siren from Elvoret in Dollet Tower.                         |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |You will first fight with Biggs first,follow by the combined team of  |
    |Biggs and Wedge.Once Biggs and Wedge are dead,Elvoret will appear.    |
    |Biggs|Use your normal way fighting way like summon G.F,special arts or|
    |     |Squall's R1 gunblade.Biggs does have some strong attacks that do|
    |     |a great deal of HP to you if your level is very low.Make use of |
    |     |this chance to use special arts.If you are running low on HP,   |
    |     |simply use an item like potion or Phoenix Down to revive your   |
    |     |ally.Biggs will occasionally cast cure spell to recover his or  |
    |     |Wedge's HP.                                                     |
    |Wedge|Wedge is not that hard.His attack isn't that strong.Wedge has a |
    |     |cure spell,so draw it to recover HP.                            |
    |Elvoret|This is much tougher than the combined team of Biggs and      |
    |       |Wedge.Use cure to recover HP.Use same strategy like special   |
    |       |arts,G.F,R1 gunblade etc.Elvoret has very strong attacks.His  |
    |       |storm breath does about 50HP damage to everyone and his dark  |
    |       |mist does about 70HP to a character.Try using double spell on |
    |       |your character,so that you can cast two magics in a row at one|
    |       |turn to have a quick win.                                     |
    |Tips   |Try drawing spells like Fire,Bolt,Ice,Double etc.These spells |
    |       |come in very handy later on during the game.                  |
    Strategy #4:Brothers
    |Info|Fight Sacred first,then he will escape.Next,you will have to     |
    |    |fight the combined team of Sacred and Minotaur.                  |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |Sacred  |This is easy.Simply fight the battle in the usual way.       |
    |Minotaur|This is much tougher than Sacred.                            |
    |Combined Team of Sacred and Minotaur                                  |
    |The Brothers can regenerate while they are in contact with the floor, |
    |as they gain power from the Earth.So to prevent them from regenerating|
    |you can cast Levitate on them.Try to finish off Minotaur first as he  |
    |has some very powerful attacks.Watch your HP and you should be able to|
    |get an easy win.                                                      |
    Strategy #5:Diablo
    |Info|Diablo is actually trapped inside the "Magic Lamp",given to by   |
    |    |Principal Cid before you left Balamb Garden to sit for the train.|
    |    |To use the G.F,you must unlock the 'seal' inside the lamp.To un- |
    |    |lock the G.F trapped inside,you need to defeat Diablos.Once you  |
    |    |click on the "magic lamp",you will be teleported to fight Diablo.|
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |Diablo has two strong attacks,Gravissure and Gravity 1/4 of total HP. |
    |Besides,he has a physical attack that does a very severely damage.How |
    |do you defeat Diablo.It's best to have your HP above 1500.Next,try to |
    |have as many cure spell as possible,so you can actually recover almost|
    |all of your HP after Diablo casts Gravity.Try drawing the cure spell  |
    |from diablo.Simply draw Gravity and cast it on diablo.It should do a  |
    |heavy damage to him at first.When Diablo is running low HP,use other  |
    |attack to finish him off like special's arts etc.                     |
    |Other|You can try using Laguna's party since Laguna and Kiros do a    |
    |     |slighly heavy damage,and is more easy to reach their special    |
    |     |arts.                                                           |
    Strategy #6:Carbunkle
    |Info|Draw Carbunkle from anyone of Shumerukes.Shumerukes are actually |
    |    |the two reptiles summoned by Edea.                               |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |This is a very easy fight.Simply use normal attacks like special arts,|
    |G.F etc.It is weak against Earth or Holy attacks.One thing you have to|
    |take note is his magma breath,which can cause petrify to your ally.You|
    |will see a countdown and if the numbers reach zero,you will be turned |
    |completely into stone.However,the Shumerukes are very easy to defeat, |
    |so defeat them before the time reaches zero,if not,you can actually   |
    |use Esuna to remove petrify.                                          |
    Strategy #7:Leviathan
    |Info|You need to first crushed the middle orb,which acts as a shield  |
    |    |Nogue.Once the middle core is destroyed,Nogue will then appear.  |
    |    |Note that the two supporting orb will be there to help at all    |
    |    |times.Draw Leviathan from Nogue.                                 |
    |Supporting Orb:                                                       |
    |The supporting orb has really very strong elemental defense,in such   |
    |that fire/ice/bolt/poison/wind/holy has no effect.So,don't waste your |
    |time.                                                                 |
    |Middle Core:                                                          |
    |This is more easy to defeat than the two supporting orb.It is weak    |
    |against poison,and don't use bolt.Anyway,use G.F to cause damage to   |
    |all the orbs and core.                                                |
    |Nogue:                                                                |
    |Nogue is weak against wind,but does not have effects on poison.Summon |
    |G.F all the time and you should be able to defeat it.                 |
    |Tips|Draw barrier and shield from Nogue as a form protection.Use      |
    |    |carbunkle to reflect magics.This will reflect magic like fire,   |
    |    |bolt,back to the enemies.One thing you have to take note is if   |
    |    |you cast carbunkle,be sure to use item to recover your HP.Do not |
    |    |use cure spell when you have cast carbunkle because it will      |
    |    |reflect back to the enemies and recover their HP.So,use item to  |
    |    |cure.                                                            |
    Strategy #8:Pandemonium
    |Info|You will first fight Raijin in Balamb Town,follow by the combined|
    |    |team of Fuujin and Raijin.You need to draw G.F Pandemonium from  |
    |    |Fujjin.                                                          |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |Raijin|Do not use bolt magic on him since he will nulifies lighning.  |
    |      |Draw barrier from him.He will use lightning attacks on you very|
    |      |frequently.Junction lightning to elemental defense so that you |
    |      |can have a good defense against it,or even nulifies his attack.|
    |      |Don't use Quetzalcoatl.Blind and poison are also effective.Note|
    |      |that if you are only left with female characters alive before  |
    |      |you get into the first fight,Raijin will not fight you.Anyway, |
    |      |he is very easy to defeat.Simply use your normal attack like   |
    |      |G.F,special arts etc.                                          |
    |Com-  |This is the combine team of Raijin and Fujjin.Again,Raijin will|
    |bine  |nulifies lighning and so use the same strategy that you use    |
    |      |against him in the previous fight.Blind and poison still works |
    |      |effectively for both.As for Fujjin,she will nulifies wind      |
    |      |attack,so i guess you know what to do.Don't use wind or bolt   |
    |      |magics.Fuujin will use Wind magic against you before you draw  |
    |      |Pandemonium from her, and after you draw it she will start     |
    |      |using "Zan" and "Sai". "Zan" is a normal physical attack while |
    |      |"Sai" will reduce HP to 1.If on your side is left with only    |
    |      |female characters, Raijin will only heal Fuujin with Hi-Potions|
    |      |and will not attack them but if Fuujin is defeated,he would    |
    |      |then start attack.                                             |
    |Tips  |Both are weak against poison.                                  |
    Strategy #9:Cerberos
    |Info|You need to fight and win Cerberos.He is the three-headed beast  |
    |    |in the main hall of Galbadia Garden.                             |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |Strategy No 1:                                                        |
    |Firstly,wind has no effect on him and he absorbs lighning magic.And   |
    |don't use Quetzalcoatl and Pandemonium.He has an earthquake magics,   |
    |which does over 550+ or more damages to your entire party.This boss is|
    |tricky,in the way that he always cast triple or double on himself.    |
    |Imagine him using earthquake 3 times,and that will be 1500+ damages to|
    |everyone.Firstly,you need to make sure that you have 2000HP and above,|
    |best to have over 5000HP to fight him at first.Start the fight first  |
    |by drawing triple on all your party member.Don't do anything else     |
    |first.Once all characters have triple spells,use other magics like    |
    |Fire 3,or Ice 3.Best to use the magics in a row three times.In this   |
    |way,you will be able to cost three times more damage in a single turn.|
    |If he uses earthquake,use three times cure 2 or cure 3 in a row to    |
    |recover HP,and have the other two party to concentrate on attacking.  |
    |You can also use G.F to cause damages like Ifrit and Shiva,which do   |
    |quite a reasonable amount of damage.Don't carry out the fight for too |
    |long,since it is to your disadvantage.End the fight as soon as        |
    |possible.If Squall's weapon is strong,try using Squall's special arts |
    |since it will do a great damage.Earthquake cannot be reflected but you|
    |can use levitate to counter it.Melten and regen also helps during the |
    |fight.                                                                |
    |Strategy No 2:Contributed by Kaze Yagami                              |
    |Here's a quick way to win the fight.As Cerberos uses Earthquake,use   |
    |Levitate to counter it,so that you won't recieved any damage when he  |
    |uses earthquake.Next,cast reflect magics on all your party or G.F     |
    |carbunkle.He will spent time dispelling your reflect,while your other |
    |two members can concentrate on attacking him,while the other one,keeps|
    |on casting reflect.                                                   |
    |Note|When you are in the reflect state,do not cast any positive status|
    |    |spells like haste etc,as it will reflect back to Cerberos,instead|
    |    |cast a reflect magic on yourself,to reflect it to cerberos,and   |
    |    |then if you need any healing/cure/regen spells,cast it onto      |
    |    |Cerberos to reflect it back to you again.                        |
    Strategy #10:Alexander
    |Info|Draw Alexander from Edea at the last fight of disc 2.You will    |
    |    |first fight with Seifer,followed by Edea.This fight is by far the|
    |    |toughest of all in disc 2,if you are weak,considering the damage |
    |    |accumulated from the previous fights with Seifer and Cerberos.   |
    |    |Remember to heal yourself completely before entering the fight.  |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |Seifer|Seifer is not a very strong opponent.The same strategy apply to|
    |      |the previous fight.He does have some strong attacks.When being |
    |      |recieved a severe damage,there is a high chance of him using   |
    |      |his special art,Ending Blade(Weenie Scatter).Don't worry!This  |
    |      |attack isn't new,but is simply the strongest attack you will   |
    |      |get from Seifer in this fight and it is the same special arts, |
    |      |which Seifer used during the Dollet mission.You can also steal |
    |      |a hero's drink from him,but there is not a need to,since you   |
    |      |will also get the hero's drink whn the fight ends.Seifer will  |
    |      |also use cure spell to heal himself when his HP is running low.|
    |      |Since he's an easy opponent,i strongly suggest that you set up |
    |      |you set up the neccessary defensive or offensive strategies    |
    |      |like casting haste,use double,triple spells or summoning G.F   |
    |      |Cerberos,so you can began your attack straight away,in the next|
    |      |continous fight.                                               |
    |Edea  |If you have cast Cerberos,haste first,during the fight with    |
    |      |Seifer,you have already gained the upperhand.Edea is very nasty|
    |      |,compared to the first time you fought her in disc 1.She can   |
    |      |cause status disorder to your character,including silence,or   |
    |      |blind.Use remedy to cure status disorder,or draw heal from Edea|
    |      |to recover status disorder.She has a dead-all,which will cause |
    |      |instant death.This attack either miss or cause death.It will be|
    |      |better to junction death to your status defense,so that you    |
    |      |won't get hit.Use life to revive character.To make thing worse,|
    |      |she will cast reflect on herself,so you can't use any magics   |
    |      |attack on her,except for some magics like earthquake.If you    |
    |      |cast G.F Carbunkle or reflect magic,she will use DeSpell to    |
    |      |remove it and will not use other magics until your reflect is  |
    |      |removed.Try having a character to keep on using reflect,while  |
    |      |other two concentrate on attacking her.Sleep,Slow,and Drain are|
    |      |effective too,so you should consider junction at least one to  |
    |      |ST attack.Special arts,especially Squall and Zell can also do  |
    |      |very severe damage.                                            |
    |Important Reminder!!!                                                 |
    |Remember to draw Alexander from Edea,if not you will lose two valuable|
    |G.F,Alexander and Grasharaborus.You will know why later on.I have a   |
    |friend who keeps on training squall to over Lv 50,junctioned ultima to|
    |attack.His special arts was so powerful that it killed Edea shortly   |
    |after a few hits,and he forgot to draw G.F Alexander.[Can't tell you  |
    |who he is]                                                            |
    Strategy #11:Grasharaboras
    |Info|This is by far the toughest to get and time consuming. I spent   |
    |    |over three days just to find this G.F.Grasharaboras is trapped   |
    |    |inside the Soloman's Ring.You need to find certain items in order|
    |    |to release the seal.The list of items is below.                  |
    |Item Requirements|1x Soloman's Ring                                   |
    |                 |6x Molbor's Tentacle                                |
    |                 |6x Iron Pipe                                        |
    |                 |6x Modified Remedy                                  |
    |How to get:      |                                                    |
    |Soloman's Ring   |It is found in the north of tear point,near the     |
    |                 |statue.Tear Point is located on the south-east of   |
    |                 |Esthar.                                             |
    |Molbor's Tentacle|This is by far the hardest to get.Steal or Kill     |
    |                 |Molbor.Refer to the strategies below.               |
    |Iron Pipe        |Has the effect of summon G.F + 10%.Refer to the     |
    |                 |strategy below.                                     |
    |Modified Remedy  |Remedy has the effect of removing any status effect,|
    |                 |and can be bought at most item shops.You need       |
    |                 |Alexander's medicine Lv up to modify the remedy.10x |
    |                 |remedy will give you 1x modified remedy,so you need |
    |                 |60x remedy.In order to learn medicine Lv up(120AP), |
    |                 |you need to learn medicine Creation(200AP),which is |
    |                 |a total of 320AP.                                   |
    |Note             |If you did not collect Soloman's Ring before Lunatic|
    |                 |Pandora at the end of disc 3,you won't be able to   |
    |                 |get Grasharaboras forever.If you forget to draw     |
    |                 |Alexander from Edea at the end of disc 2,you won't  |
    |                 |be able to get modified remedy,which means you will |
    |                 |lose Grasharaboras forever.                         |
    |Once you have meet all the requirements,just click on the Soloman's   |
    |Ring ANYTIME,(Like Diablo like that,but this time not fighting),you   |
    |will be able to get Grasharaboras.If you didn't collect the items,a   |
    |message will pop out saying that you cannot release the G.F.          |
    |Getting Molbor's Tentacles                                            |
    |Place|Found near outside tear point and on the west of Esthar Capital.|
    |     |Chances of appearing is 1/10.You won't be able to find Molbor   |
    |     |after the spacestation adventure.Found in two Islands only-the  |
    |     |island that is closest to hell an the island that is close to   |
    |     |heaven.Just in  case,you have visit the spacetrip,these are the |
    |     |two Islands you should go.Note in these two islands,there are   |
    |     |many tough enemies like the RubulmDragon.The Island of Hell can |
    |     |be found in the most western part of Galbadia in the north,which|
    |     |is that long stretch of coast.The Island of Heaven can be found |
    |     |in the northern east of the world map,one of the four small     |
    |     |islands in the north of the chocobo shrine(That huge Sketch of  |
    |     |Forest).You can reach these two islands only by Ragnarok.       |
    |Info |Molbor is a huge,green creature that does a lot of status       |
    |     |disorder.If you are in the Island of Heaven,there is a creature |
    |     |that looks and attacks similarly to Molbors,however,they are    |
    |     |different in the way that it does not cause any berserk.That    |
    |     |creature is called Ochuu and you will get Ochuu's Tentacle after|
    |     |defeating it,however,you must remember that they are both       |
    |     |different creatures.                                            |
    |Strategy No 1:Try the 2nd strategy if this doesn't work.              |
    |To get Molbor's Tentacle,you need to kill it or steal from it.This    |
    |creature will start by using bad breath,which casts berserk,silence,  |
    |poison on all your party.When this happen,i suggest you start running |
    |away,since you won't have a chance of defeating it.You need to steal  |
    |Molbor's tentacles before it casts bad breath.So,how do you make      |
    |stealing more easy.Let the character who have the steal command(from  |
    |Diablo,200AP),to equip with Pandamonium and junction haste so that you|
    |have a speed advantage.keep on attacking and stealing.Once you have   |
    |succeeded stealing,i suggest you run away to prevent furthur damage.  |
    |Strategy No 2:                                                        |
    |Junctioning haste and so on,may not be a good idea.Chances are very   |
    |low to make stealing succeed,but still,it does work.Try this strategy |
    |As Molbor can cause various nasty status disorder,rendering all your  |
    |character to helpless,try junctioning break(Stone),Blind,Berserk to   |
    |your ST Defense and Drain to ST attack to make your battle more easy. |
    |Don't bother to heal your characters,since it will still drain away   |
    |your HP.                                                              |
    |This tip was given by Heero Yuy<kanketsu@usa.net>.I have to thanks him|
    |for all his help.And thanks to Kaze Yagami for furthur providing extra|
    |information.Really have to thanks everyone!                           |
    |Tips|Try combining both strategies 1 and 2 together.Junction Haste,   |
    |    |drain,berserk etc.                                               |
    |Do you know?                                                          |
    |I managed to kill Molbor without even recieving a single damage.How?  |
    |Because Odin appeared at that right moment,killing Molbor.I was lucky.|
    |Getting Iron Pipe                                                     |
    |Place|Go to the forest near the Dollet station.It's the only forest   |
    |     |there,so you should have no problem finding the forest.Just roam|
    |     |around the forest.                                              |
    |Info |You will find this yellow-green slimy gorilla,along with other  |
    |     |two enemies.Just steal Iron Pipe from him.The rest of the two   |
    |     |enemies are very easy to defeat,so don't worry.This gorilla has |
    |     |quite a strong attack.He will often 'roll' your character into a|
    |     |ball,'bouncing',which do over 1000HP damage to one or all your  |
    |     |party.You will know what i mean when you see him.               |
    Strategy #12:Bahamut
    |Place|Warship Island is located on the very bottom left of the map.I  |
    |     |guess i don't need to explain the exact location in detail,do i?|
    |     |Just land Ragnarok on the island by pressing circle.            |
    |Info |You will see a cylinder in the centre.Bahamut is trapped inside |
    |     |the cylinder,however,it's not that easy,one of the best G.Fs.   |
    |     |Okay,the cylinder will emit beams of light out,if you noticed it|
    |     |careful.A single movement will cause you to be detected with the|
    |     |beam,forcing you into a fight.The cylinder will stop emitting   |
    |     |light after some time.This is your chance now.Slowly made your  |
    |     |way to the centre of the cylinder when the cylinder is not      |
    |     |emitting a beam.When it is emitting a beam,you should not move  |
    |     |at all.You will see the option when you come into contact with  |
    |     |the cylinder.                                                   |
    |     |      First Choice   Second Choice  Third Choice                |
    |     |       >Fight          Escape         Escape                    |
    |     |                      >Fight          Fight                     |
    |     |                                     >Bahamut(Hidden)           |
    |     |        Fig 1          Fig 2           Fig 3                    |
    |The first time,you have no choice but to fight Rubulmdragon.After you |
    |win Rubulmdragon for the first time,you will be given two choices,    |
    |shown in fig2.Choose the second option.When you have win Rubulmdragon |
    |for the second time,you will be given the third choice,shown in Fig 3.|
    |The trick is you can't see the text of the third option,unless you    |
    |point down the cursor at the choice.                                  |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |RubulmDragon|RubulmDragons are stong against Fire and Wind while weak |
    |            |against Ice and Holy attacks.At higher levels,determine  |
    |            |by your characters' levels(remember parallel level,its   |
    |            |special attack,Breath,is a dangerous attack.Junctioned   |
    |            |brain to your ST Attacks,using Gravity or summoning      |
    |            |Diablos also helps.Protect and Shell helps to reduce the |
    |            |damages.Quistis' Desionator also has a high chance of    |
    |            |banishing the beast.If it casts Reflect on itself,you can|
    |            |use Despell to remove it,or cast reflect on yourself to  |
    |            |reflect back the magic.The best strategy,in my opinion,is|
    |            |to use Melten,with the effect of defense 0 on him.This   |
    |            |will greatly reduce his physical/magic defense,thus      |
    |            |enabling you to do more damage.I suggest you draw meteo  |
    |            |from him and cast the magic on him.If one melten is not  |
    |            |enough,try using about two or three on him,and then dish |
    |            |him out with meteo.                                      |
    |Bahamut     |Bahamut is even more easier than two Rubulmdragon.He does|
    |            |have some powerful attacks.Wind and Bolt magics have no  |
    |            |effect on him,don't use Pandemonium and Quetzalcoatl.    |
    |            |Simply use Squall's special arts,ultimas,and meteo,G.Fs, |
    |            |you should be able to defeat Bahamut soon.Don't use G.F  |
    |            |Grasharaboras as it does very little damage,perhaps only |
    |            |for the purpose of defense 0 only.You can use melten to  |
    |            |replace it.Mega Flare's damage can also be reduced by    |
    |            |using shell.                                             |
    Strategy #13:Sabotender
    |Info|Sabotender Island is located in the southern part of the desert, |
    |    |somewhere in the bottom centre of the world map.The desert is    |
    |    |where you fought those Cactuar(20AP,remember now!)Or you can     |
    |    |simply say it's near Edea's house.It's a very small Island,from  |
    |    |far,you will see a green Cactaur(Something like ruby weapon,     |
    |    |sticking out its claws,except that it is green now instead of    |
    |    |red.)I guess you know what i mean.You need the Ragnarok to get   |
    |    |you there.In order to fight Sabotender,you need to get down the  |
    |    |Ragnarok and walk over there,not using the airship like you are  |
    |    |fighting ruby weapon in the desert of FF7.                       |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |First of all,this boss isn't hard at all.The only advantage he has is |
    |that he has very high HP,but is nowhere as difficult as Omega or      |
    |Ultimate weapon.Firstly,take note that Gravity doesn't work with that |
    |boss.Don't draw Aero or Tornado from him since both magic spell       |
    |doesn't cause many damage.Okay,he has two basic attacks,earthquake,Ten|
    |Thousand Needles and normal attack.His earthquake damage does around  |
    |2000 damage to everyone.At this point,such damage is nothing to you.  |
    |The second attack,Ten Thousand Needle is deadly.It will cause instant |
    |dead,10,000 damage to a single enemy,but not to all,so you have noth- |
    |ing to fear.His normal attack is quite strong,about 3000 or more to a |
    |single ally.Firstly,you can start the battle by summoning Cerberos,so |
    |that you can cast double or triple spell.Note that the fight is rather|
    |long if you do not have very high attack as he has more than 150,000+ |
    |damage.Therefore,you need to have several cure magics in your stock in|
    |your magic inventory.When he casts earthquake on your party,simply use|
    |cure spell triple and regain all your HP for everyone.Here's what i   |
    |obeserved.He only uses his Ten Thousand Needles,when one of our party |
    |inflict a very heavy damage on him,but not all the time.When one of   |
    |your character is dead by this powerful needles,use Life or Life 2 to |
    |revive him.If you don't have life 2,use life so that when you revive, |
    |you can use your special arts,if you don't have Aura.Squall's special |
    |arts(when you get Lionheart) can actually finish off him very quickly.|
    |Another point to note is that Sabotender is very weak against water.If|
    |you use ouen,and try to reach about 130 using Leviathan,you can       |
    |actually cost as much as 9000HP and over to 9999HP.If you have a turbo|
    |controller,that will be much better.Almost all G.Fs can cost as much  |
    |as 7000HP over if you can have 250 for ouen,which is the max power.   |
    |Another point to note is do you cast barrier or regen?You can but it's|
    |actually a waste of time since the earthquake doesn't do much damage, |
    |or even if he casts the Ten Thousand Needle,you are already dead.In my|
    |opinion,it's a waste of time.Of course,if you level is low,i suggest  |
    |you cast barrier,so that you can reduce some damage on earthquake.    |
    |Ultima and meteo work quite well,but on consider,it's quite costly,   |
    |since you have some good G.Fs like Leviathan,especially Ultima magic. |
    Strategy #14:Master Tonberry
    |Info |You need to fight 20 Tonberries,and you will fight Master       |
    |     |Tonberry,continued from the 20th fight.                         |
    |Place|Tonberry can be found in Centra ruin,just before you go out the |
    |     |stair,the place where there is a hidden draw point on the right |
    |     |corner of the screen.Remember,do not go up the stair.Just roam  |
    |     |the area around.                                                |
    |Info |Tonberries have appeared in many past FFs and are one of the    |
    |     |most sure-have enemies in Final Fantasies.You will find Tonberry|
    |     |in the final dungeon of FF7,as well as in other past FFs like   |
    |     |FF6.I am quite surprised he made it as one of the G.Fs.The most |
    |     |noticeable thing about this enemy is that he carries a lantern  |
    |     |with him and usually,he will not attack you,and continue to work|
    |     |forward,in front towards your member.When he walks near you     |
    |     |already,he will cast death,so when you fight with him,keep on   |
    |     |attacking,don't let him  have the chance to walk forward.Master |
    |     |Tonberry will fight him immediately when you have defeated the  |
    |     |20th Tonberry.Note that you don't need to fight the Tonberries  |
    |     |in continous sequence,which means even if you go out,you won't  |
    |     |need to fight all over again from 1.Master Tonberry is about    |
    |     |thrice times the size of a normal Tonberry.                     |
    |How to beat???                                                        |
    |Tonberry|He is not that hard,but he has a very high HP,above 20,000HP.|
    |        |Just use G.F with very high affection(GF ATB will be faster  |
    |        |if the G.F has very high affection for the character).It will|
    |        |be even more preferred if you have a turbo controller to     |
    |        |reach 250 ouen so you can cause as much damage Sometimes,he  |
    |        |will counter you back by using Kitchen Knife, which is quite |
    |        |deadly.Repeat the same strategy for other Tonberries till you|
    |        |meet Master Tonberries.Another quick win method is to keep   |
    |        |Squall and Zell at low HP,so they can perform their special  |
    |        |arts,which should end the fight very quickly after a few     |
    |        |rounds.The drawback is that sometimes Tonberry's Kitchen     |
    |        |Knife might finish your character off,so have the third      |
    |        |person concentrate on reviving.Count the number of fights,and|
    |        |before the 20th fight,recover all your characters' HP.Should |
    |        |one of your character dies,use Phoenix Down or life.         |
    |Master  |Master Tonberry isn't that tough,when compared to Sabotender.|
    |        |Tonberry does have high HP,above 75,000HP.His earthquake     |
    |        |stomp does about 2000+ damage to all character,and a normal  |
    |        |physical attack does 1000+ to a single character.            |
    |Strategy No 1:                                                        |
    |First cast G.F Cereberos on your party to have the double and triple  |
    |positive status on your character.Then,keep on using triple ultimas on|
    |Master Tonberry and the fight should end very soon.                   |
    |Strategy No 2:                                                        |
    |You may say that it is such a waste to use ultimas on Master Tonberry.|
    |When you are fighting against normal Tonberry,keep Squall(and Zell if |
    |he is in your party.)at low HPs so that they can perform their special|
    |arts.As the fight is continous after defeating the 20th Tonberry,have |
    |Squall(and zell) to perform their special arts.The fight will end very|
    |soon after a few special arts.It will be better if Squall has Lion-   |
    |Heart.But do note to keep the third person in very high HP,and keep on|
    |using cure or life,just in case one of them die.If you have aura,it   |
    |will be even more better.                                             |
    |Tips|Try using melten first.                                          |
    Strategy #15:Eden
    |History/Overview                                                     |
    |Remember Ultimate Weapon from Final Fantasy VII? Anyway, never mind! |
    |In my personal opinion, Ultima weapon is a weaker version of Omega   |
    |Weapon. Ultima Weapon looks quite identical to Omega Weapon, other   |
    |than its skin colour, and for the fact that he carries a sword, which|
    |Omega does not. Ultima Weapon isn't as tough as you think. The only  |
    |thing you need to worry about is his attack, Light Pillar, which     |
    |costs 9999HP to a single character. When he uses that, be sure to    |
    |quickly revive your character. He tends to use Light Pillar very     |
    |often and he's pretty fast. Other than that, you really shouldn't    |
    |have any difficulty with the correct strategy used. It's advisable   |
    |that you beat Ultima Weapon first before you challenge Omega Weapon. |
    |I strongly recommend that you use the same party that you are going  |
    |to fight Omega Weapon later on. My recommended characters are Squall,|
    |Quistis, and Zell.                                                   |
    |Info|After you have gotten G.F Bahamut, exit the island, and then    |
    |    |enter the cockpit of the Ragnarok by pressing Circle. Then, go  |
    |    |back to the research island with Zell in your party. On the spot|
    |    |where you have just fought Bahamut, you should see a save point |
    |    |and an underground tunnel. The path below will lead you to fight|
    |    |Ultima Weapon and obtain the last G.F, Eden.                    |
    |Note|Press Triangle to enter the cockpit instead of Circle if you are|
    |    |playing the Japanese version.                                   |
    |Note|Zell is a compulsory character and you will know why later on.  |
    |    |Be sure to enter the cockpit of the Ragnarok if you have not    |
    |    |done so.                                                        |
    |In the Underground Water Facility                                    |
    |Tips|Equip your character with Encounter-None first. You will know   |
    |    |why later on.                                                   |
    |To enter the underground basement, you need to adjust the steam block|
    |to 10. Examine the steam block on the bottom left corner of the      |
    |screen. You can choose to read the tutorial or not. Choose not. Now, |
    |initially, you will begin with 20 steam block.                       |
    |You will be asked to input Square button two times. Each Square      |
    |button took away two steam block, which means after pressing twice,  |
    |Steam Block No will become 20-2-2=16. A hidden door to the bottom    |
    |will be revealed. Proceed down the stair. Just near the stairs, you  |
    |will find a steam block machine. Examine it, and you will be asked to|
    |input the password. Let's say, if you choose 2, it will now become   |
    |16-2=14. As usual, the door to the underground will open up. The     |
    |process will be the same for the rest of the door. Repeat it.        |
    |Just in case, i keep you suspended about. The password is 2-2-1-1.   |
    |In case, you are confused, see the number of the door on the top-    |
    |right hand corner of the screen and input the password that match the|
    |ones below.                                                          |
    |Door Number   | 1 | 2 | 5 | 9 |Understand! Your Steam Block number   |
    |Input Password| 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 |should be 10 now.                     |
    |When you come down the elevator, you should see a huge steam machine.|
    |You are given two options.                                           |
    |1st Option|Allows you to activate the steam block machine, pressing  |
    |          |Square two times. The Steam Block will become 10-2-2=6.   |
    |          |Each Square button took up two steam block, just as the   |
    |          |first one.                                                |
    |2nd Option|This will let Zell to examine the steam block.            |
    |In order not to make it too direct, i will give you hints as to which|
    |option you should choose.                                            |
    |-How do you make the Steam Block still remains as 10?                |
    |-Have you been trusting your friends?                                |
    |-Ask yourself why Zell is a compulsory character?                    |
    |Well, you should more or less get the hint already. Choosing both    |
    |options will open up the door to the underground basement, but only  |
    |one options allows you to fight Ultima Weapon and that option is the |
    |hint as given above. If you choose the alternative option, you will  |
    |not fight Ultima weapon, but you can take this chance to explore the |
    |basement, and train your levels, since the monsters inside here are  |
    |very strong.                                                         |
    |Note|Assuming you have choosen the correct option, let me warn you   |
    |    |route to the basement is very tedious and long. Make sure you   |
    |    |are well-equipped. There are only two save points, one at the   |
    |    |entrance and one hidden near where you fought Ultima weapon. The|
    |    |hidden draw points require you to equip Siren's Move/Find item  |
    |    |before you can use it. Make sure you equip it and save it just  |
    |    |before fighting Ultima weapon because should you lose, you have |
    |    |to start the whole long, tedious process all over again. The    |
    |    |hidden save point is a shiny object at the bottom level to the  |
    |    |left of the machine that summons Ultima weapon.                 |
    |Credit|Thanks to <MoogleKng@aol.com> for telling me about the hidden |
    |      |save point.                                                   |
    |      |______________________________________________________________|
    |      |Thanks to X. Calibur <xcalibur@ignmail.com> for telling me    |
    |      |about the hidden save point.                                  |
    |Here is another way of entering the basement and this time now, Zell |
    |needs not be a compulsory character.                                 |
    |First, at the second level of the Undersea Research Center, use 2    |
    |steam RSP. Then, on the third level, you will see a little machine.  |
    |Press X on it and spend 3 steam RSP. It will then open up the door   |
    |too the steam room. [You will see the door open] Go inside. In the   |
    |back, there is another machine. Press X on it and it will give you   |
    |seven more steam RSP! Then, just keep spending 1 steam RSP 'till you |
    |get to level 6. DO NOT LET ZELL TRY TO FIX IT! The door will open    |
    |and you will have exactly 10 steam RSP left! Plus, the best part is  |
    |that you will fight no monsters on the way down to the bottom of the |
    |basement.                                                            |
    |Credit|Thanks to <MDCLAUSON@aol.com> for telling me the above method |
    |      |that you need not have Zell as a compulsory character in your |
    |      |party and that you need not fight anymore enemies on your way |
    |      |back after defeating Ultima Weapon. [Please refer to Kaze     |
    |      |Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg> for the chart in the Additional|
    |      |guide ssection for more details.]                             |
    |Even with Encounter-None, it can only minimise your chances of enter-|
    |ing into a battle. There are five areas which you need to go, before |
    |reaching Ultima Weapon at the very bottom. With Encounter-None, you  |
    |will encounter three battles for each area, which mean to say you    |
    |will have to fight 15 rounds of battle continously. Note that you    |
    |will fight the same enemy for three times in an area.                |
    |Before that, look at some of the requirements:                       |
    |1)Squall's LionHeart (Must)                                          |
    |2)Junction 100x Ultima to Squall and Zell's strength. (Must)         |
    |3)Junction 100x Silence to Status Attack to at least one character.  |
    |4)Junction 100x Poison and Blind to Status Defense to all characters.|
    |5)Junction 100x Sleep, Berserk etc to Status Attack. (Recommended)   |
    |6)Junction 100x Haste or Triple to all your characters' speed.       |
    |7)Have Aura, Full Life, Meltdown. (Recommended)                      |
    |8)Have plenty of Phoenix Pinions. (Recommended)                      |
    |  =>Refer to Miscellanous on how to get more Phoenix Pinions.        |
    |9)Equip any character abilities like HP + 80%, Spd + 40%, Vit + 40%, |
    |  most importantly, increase your characters' HP, Speed, Vitality to |
    |  the maximum as much as possible. Consider equipping Auto-Haste and |
    |  revive command also.                                               |
    |1st Area|Tri-Face                                                    |
    |It is a three-headed beast, and will sometimes cast poison on you. If|
    |have already junction poison to status defense, you do not need to   |
    |afraid of him, if not, you can use items/magics to remove poison. If |
    |100x Ultima is junctioned to Squall's strength, you should be able to|
    |kill it within a few attacks.                                        |
    |2nd Area|Grendel and Imp                                             |
    |Grendel |He uses lightning attacks and looks more of a lizard. But,  |
    |        |again, he is not that difficult to defeat, if you have met  |
    |        |the requirements as above.                                  |
    |Imp     |He can also be found in Esthar area after the lunar base    |
    |        |incident. He is not hard to defeat, and will use blind magic|
    |        |on you. If you have junctioned blind to status defense, this|
    |        |shouldn't be a problem, if not, use items/magics to remove  |
    |        |it. For the last fight(Third fight), Imp will cast his final|
    |        |attack, Holy on a character who kills him.                  |
    |3rd Area|Behemoth                                                    |
    |He uses magics like Meteor very frequently, causing some massive     |
    |damage on you. To stop him from using any magic, meteor, junction    |
    |Silence to Status attack. After some time, he may or may not use     |
    |barrier on himself, thus reducing any physical or magic damage on    |
    |him. Nevertheless, he is helpless when he is silenced. Also, you can |
    |get Barrier from him, which is one of the essential item for Quistis |
    |to learn Blue Magic, Mighty Guard.                                   |
    |4th Area|Ruby Dragon                                                 |
    |You should be very familiarised with Ruby Dragon since you fought him|
    |before fighting Bahamut and during one of the Laguna Scenerios. His  |
    |deadly attack, possibly Breath, does the most damage, along with     |
    |other attacks like flare, meteor. My strategy is use one Aura or keep|
    |Squall and Zell at low HP, and finish him as soon as possible before |
    |he casts Flare on you using Limit Breaks. If not, keep on drawing and|
    |cast Meteor on him. To ensure that Meteor reach the max effectiveness|
    |, consider switching 100x Ultima from Strength to magic first, then  |
    |switch back after that. To end the fight more quickly, consider using|
    |meltdown on him.                                                     |
    |5th Area|Iron Giant                                                  |
    |You will encounter two Iron Giants in each battle, making it a total |
    |of 6. Basically, Iron Giant does a great deal of physical damage, and|
    |it is advisable if you have high Vitality. With Sleep junction to    |
    |status attack, you can make Iron Giant fall asleep, while focusing   |
    |your concentrations on the other one. To make things simpler, you may|
    |consider using some aura spells and finish them off quickly. Also,   |
    |Iron Giant will cast Barrier on himself too.                         |
    |Make sure you take Ultima magic from the draw point just before you  |
    |leave the 5th Area. Now, you are on your way to fight. Examine the   |
    |machine on the top-right corner. Ultima Weapon will arrive shortly.  |
    |Note|Remember to draw G.F Eden.                                      |
    |Ultima Weapon is very easy, and can be defeated by executing a few   |
    |of Squall's limit break. Basically, his most fearsome attack is quite|
    |possibly the Light Pillar, which will kill your party member at      |
    |instant, regardless of your defense, but rest assure, it only attacks|
    |one party member, not all. Start off by using Aura straight away on  |
    |Squall and Zell, and let them use their limit breaks. Use Zell's     |
    |Limit Break, Armageddon Fist (duel). Refer to Limit Break section.   |
    |Have Squall keep on using Renzokuken. You should finish Ultima weapon|
    |very easily. If Ultima Weapon uses Light Pillar, quickly use Revive  |
    |command or Life/Full Life to revive the dead ally. Don't hesitate!   |
    |Ultima Weapon uses Light Pillar very frequently, sometimes giving you|
    |little time to revive your dead ally. Good Luck!                     |
    6.IV.II)Guardian Force Strategy(Non-Ability)
    Strategy #16:Phoenix
    |Info|Head to the Shumi Tribe in the most northern east area,the build-|
    |    |ing that look like a spider-shaped.The elevator is in the north. |
    |    |Note at the entrance of the elevator is a magic point of ultima  |
    |    |that you need to pay 5000Gil for it.The elevator will take you   |
    |    |down.Then just go to the house on the furthest left.Just carry on|
    |    |going left,you will pass a pond along the way.The first building |
    |    |you encountered after the elevator is the Shumi Hotel.You can    |
    |    |stay there for free.Enter the furthest left house,talk to the    |
    |    |chief leader,standing next to the statue(Some called it Laguna   |
    |    |statue,but to me,it doesn't look like).Go out,enter the house to |
    |    |meet the head of the village,outside the dog.After talking to the|
    |    |head of the village chief,return back to the house that has the  |
    |    |statue.Speak to the village chief again and he will ask you to   |
    |    |find five stones.                                                |
    |Each time,you find a new stone,return the stone back to the man       |
    |standing next to the statue,then get the next stone.The stone must be |
    |taken in this order below.As you approach a new stone,a new dialogue  |
    |will appear.                                                          |
    |Stone   |Location of the Stone                                        |
    |Blue    |It is in the room where the statue is.Search the big rock on |
    |        |the left-hand corner.                                        |
    |Wind    |The big rock on the first screen after the elevator;furthur  |
    |        |left to the Shumi Hotel.                                     |
    |Life    |In the middle of the truck of a huge tree,just before the    |
    |        |Head of the Shumi house on the same screen.                  |
    |Shadow  |Go back down the elevator again.Search the container on the  |
    |        |upper right side of the screen,which casts a shadow over.    |
    |Water   |Head to the Tsukurit's House,right side next to the house    |
    |        |with the Laguna statue.Head to the sink to find the stone on |
    |        |the left.                                                    |
    |Once you have collected all the stones,talk to the chef near the      |
    |Laguna statue,head for the village chief house.After a conversation,  |
    |you will get a Phoenix Feather.Use it to summon Phoenix during battle |
    |by using the item.Once summoned,Phoenix will appear randomly,in future|
    |battle when your party gets wiped out,provided if you have Phoenix    |
    |feather in your stock.Each time,Phoenix is summoned,your Phoenix      |
    |feather in stock will reduce by 1.Your characters need not have to    |
    |equip the item command to summon Phoenix.                             |
    |Tips    |By using Alexander's Medicine level Up to change Phoenix down|
    |        |to Phoenix Feather,you can now summon Phoenix.For more info, |
    |        |please refer to the secret section.                          |
    |Note    |Chances of Phoenix appearing are higher if your average luck |
    |        |for your party is higher or one of your party member is dead.|
    |Do you know?                                                          |
    |As the man near the statue tells you to get the Water Stone,go to the |
    |pond,search for the frog nearby and the frog will give you a fake     |
    |water stone.                                                          |
    |Credit|The above cheat is being contributed by Jerry Ng and Scott Ong.|
    Strategy #17:Ko-chocobo
    |Info|In order to summon a chocobo,you need to use Gisal Greens(Item)  |
    |    |summon it.Think of the Gisal Vegetables as a lure to attract     |
    |    |chocobo,before that,you need to catch a chocobo.Come on,Chocobos |
    |    |love Greens!                                                     |
    |How to catch?                                                         |
    |To catch a chocobo,go to any of the chocobo forest.There are a total  |
    |of 6 chocobo forest and one chocobo shrine that are scattered through-|
    |out the world.You can only access to these forests only from disc 2   |
    |onward when you can control your Balamb Garden on the sea,or having   |
    |the ragnarok,airship in disc 3.Upon entering,you will see a man.He    |
    |will brief you on the basic tutorials of catching a chocobo.The radar |
    |on the bottom-right detect the presence of chocobo.Okay,after going   |
    |through the tutorial,press Square,and you will be given 4 choices.I   |
    |will explain the choices later on.Meanwhile,choose the third option,  |
    |and the man will approach you.Pay 1200Gil to him and he will offer to |
    |catch a chocobo for you.Pay him the money and a big,fat chocobo will  |
    |fall down.You will then be able to write a name for your chocobo.Once |
    |you have wrote a name for your new chocobo,you will be able to ride it|
    |,as well as summoning Ko-chocobo and playing the chocobo RPG in the   |
    |PocketStation.                                                        |
    Strategy #18:Odin
    |Place|Centra Ruin is located to the north of Edea's house in bottom   |
    |     |right-hand corner of the world map.                             |
    |You need to get Odin within the time limit,20 minute.                 |
    |Procedure:=>Tip:Equip Diablo's encounter nothing to avoid any fights. |
    |Go up the stair first.There is a magic point next to pillar,just      |
    |before the stair.once you go up the stair,stand on the wooden platform|
    |and it works like an elevator,transporting you up.you will see two    |
    |ladders.Climb the left ladder first.The right one leads to a magic    |
    |point,but you can get it later after getting Odin.After climbing the  |
    |right ladder,go inside the door,and examine the blue orb on the blue  |
    |panel to reveal a hiddem stairway on the ground.Go down the ladder,   |
    |examine the panel in the ground floor,then go up the stairs that is   |
    |revealed,until you reach a chamber.Climb the ladder,examine the statue|
    |and take the red ruby away from the statue by choosing the first      |
    |option.After that,go down the ladder,take the stair.There is a magic  |
    |point on the right path.Climb the ladder on the right(It may not look |
    |like one,but is actually it.Look carefully!).You will see another     |
    |statue.Put the red ruby you have got previously by choosing the second|
    |option.You will then be given a password.Take back both red ruby by   |
    |choosing the first option,go back to where the first statue is,put the|
    |two two red ruby inside and you will be given an option to key in your|
    |password.After keying in the password,the door below will open and    |
    |will lead to where odin is.                                           |
    |Odin|Odin doesn't attack,so take your time to draw some good spells   |
    |    |like double,triple,or death.Once he's defeated,he will appear    |
    |    |randomly.                                                        |
    |Info|The password is randomly.Possiblities are 7-4-4-4-2,0-4-8-5-6etc.|
    |General Information about Odin                                        |
    |-Odin appears randomly during battle,only at the beginning.           |
    |-Odin will use Steel Breaker and killed every enemies instantly,so    |
    | when Odin appears,you will know that the fight will end soon.        |
    |-Odin does not appear during boss fight.                              |
    Strategy #19:Gilgamesh
    I notice that other faqs do not have much details about Gilgamesh's
    attacks so this will be an exclusive section dedicated to Gilgamesh.
    |History/Overview                                               |
    |Gilgamesh made his first appearance in Final Fantasy V. For    |
    |those who has played and familiar with Final Fantasy V, you    |
    |should know that Gilgamesh was banished to the 'Cleft of       |
    |Dimension.' Gilgamesh was the righthand man of Exdeath, an evil|
    |black mage in Final Fantasy V. How or why he appears again in  |
    |Final Fantasy VIII remains a mystery to me. Can anyone explain |
    |why to me? Anyway, it's great to see Gilgamesh making a        |
    |comeback in Final Fantasy VIII, don't you think so? Anyway,    |
    |Omega weapon is back now, so why not Gilgamesh too as well?    |
    |Location |You must have gotten Odin first before fighting      |
    |         |against Seifer at the end of disc 3 in Lunatic       |
    |         |Pandora. Now, wait for a while, and enjoy the event! |
    |Tips     |Don't attack Seifer as Gilgamesh will appear soon.   |
    |         |Instead, keep drawing Aura spells from Seifer.       |
    |Attack   |Zantetsuken, Excalibur, Excalipoor and Masamune      |
    |General Information about Gilgamesh                            |
    |Like Odin, Gilgamesh cannot be junction to a character, neither|
    |does he have any ability for you to learn. However, like Odin, |
    |he will appear randomly during battle. Unlike Odin, it can     |
    |appear in the beginning, middle of the fight, whereas Odin can |
    |only appear in the beginning of the fight, if not, Odin will   |
    |not appear for the remaining half of the battle. As Gilgamesh  |
    |is summoned, you will notice that there are four swords descend|
    |-ing down together with Gilgamesh. Each of these four swords   |
    |represents an attack- Zantetsuken, Excalibur, Excalipoor and   |
    |Masamune. He will choose any of the four swords randomly and   |
    |that sword choosen will use that particular attack.            |
    |Do you know?                                                   |
    |According to <SolBadguy40@aol.com>, he says that after all the |
    |four swords had descended and stopped rotating, Gilgamesh will |
    |pick the sword that is at the back of him. Good observation    |
    |from <SolBadguy40@aol.com>!!! While so, you still cannot       |
    |determine the attack that Gilgamesh will use because you don't |
    |know which sword will land at the back of him. In general,     |
    |Gilgamesh's attacks are still random. Does that make sense to  |
    |you??? I hope so!!!                                            |
    |Credit         |The information listed above is contributed by |
    |               |<SolBadguy40@aol.com>.                         |
    |Name Of Attack |Effect and Special Note                        |
    |Zantetsuken    |This attack is inherited from Guardian Force,  |
    |               |Odin. It will slice all enemies apart, causing |
    |               |instant victory. However, Zantetsuken does not |
    |               |work against bosses.                           |
    |Excalibur      |Strong damage against all enemies. [Refer to   |
    |               |the table below for more details.]             |
    |Excalipoor     |It is a fake version of the sword, Excalibur as|
    |               |it does only 1 HP damage to all enemies.       |
    |Masamune       |Strong damage against all enemies and is more  |
    |               |stronger than Excalibur. [Refer to the table   |
    |               |below for more details.]                       |
    |Credit         |Special thanks to <Multiplayerman@aol.com> for |
    |               |the names of Gilgamesh's attacks as used in    |
    |               |English version.                               |
    |Below shows a table, listing out the attacks, damage, levels   |
    |of the swords, Excalibur and Masamune.                         |
    |Listing-Contributed By Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>     |
    |The attack level of Guardian Force, Gilgamesh depends on the   |
    |average level of the party member, similarly to Guardian Force,|
    |Phoenix. The higher your luck is, the chances of Odin/Gilgamesh|
    |appearing will be higher.                                      |
    |   Attack Level    |     Masamune       |      Excalibur       |
    |       1           |       2625         |        1000          |
    |      10           |       3750         |        1562          |
    |      20           |       5000         |        2187          |
    |      30           |       6250         |        2812          |
    |      40           |       7500         |        3437          |
    |      50           |       8750         |        4062          |
    |      60           |       9999         |        4687          |
    |      70           |       9999         |        5312          |
    |      80           |       9999         |        5937          |
    |      90           |       9999         |        6562          |
    |     100           |       9999         |        7187          |
    |Note|The values are subjected to variables as different enemies|
    |    |have different defenses. However, the variations are very |
    |    |neligible.                                                |
    6.V)Card List
    One difference between Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII is the
    disparity in mini-games. Whereas Final Fantasy VII had mini-games
    aplenty, Final Fantasy VIII has only two. One is of course the Card
    game and another one is the Choco World mini-game, provided that you
    have PocketStation.
    Card games, known as Triple Triad are popular throughout the world of
    Final Fantasy VIII. As years passed, different regions have come up
    with their own rules. If there is a Pokémon craze worldwide in 1999,
    then there is a Triple Triad craze in Final Fantasy VIII world.
    I have to admit that whoever comes up with the idea of this card game
    is a genius. It's asolutely addictive once you starts to play it. In
    my opinion, Card game serves as a form of distraction during the game.
    Because it's so addicting, you may forget about proceeding on. The
    Card game is much better than those lame mini-games found in Final
    Fantasy VII. [Except Chocobo Breeding and Racing]
    Don't be fooled by this deceptively simple offering as a waste of time!
    At first, i thought the Card game was designed for three-years old
    kid as it looked very simple to me. Man, i was terribly wrong for
    thinking it this way! The Card game can get really very complex at
    times. Talk about the complex card rules like Same, Plus, Random,
    Elemental and so on! Then, there's trade rules. How are you going to
    control trade rules in a region? How are you going to spread or
    demolish rules in a region? If these aren't enough, there's the
    Card Queen, Card Club Members and so on, enough to keep you busy.
    Unfortuately, i won't go into the Card rules. If you want, refer to
    Scott Ong's faq.
    Below is a whole list of cards from level 01 to 10. You can use G.F
    Quezacotl's card mod ability to convert card(s) into item(s). There
    are many rare and good items which are very hard to obtain. So, make
    full use of the cards. Now, let's move on to the list. Note that
    once you have completed your card collection, you should see a star
    next to the card option in the main menu. Also, any lost cards will
    also be considered completed, as long as you have gotten that card at
    least once. Note that you can also use Quezacotl's Card Command to
    turn certain monsters into cards. [Refer to the Card Command Section.]
    CARD PAGE 01: Level 1 Monster Card
    Name        :Geezard
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 5x screws.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   1
                  5   4
    Name        :Funguar
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x M-Stone Piece.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  3   1
    Name        :Bite Bug
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x M-Stone Piece.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   1
                  5   3
    Name        :Red Bat
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Vampire Fang.
    Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  2   1
    Name        :Blora
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :4x will refine into 1x Rune Armlet.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Spr + 20%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   2
                  5   3
    Name        :Gayla
    Elemental   :Thunder
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Mystery Fluid.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Acid] [Quistis's Limit Breath]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   2
                  4   1
    Name        :Gesper
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Black Hole
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Degenerator] [Quistis's Limit Breath]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   1
                  1   5
    Name        :Fastitocalon-F
    Elemental   :Earth
    Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Water Crystal.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Aqua Breath]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   3
                  1   5
    Name        :Blood Soul
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Zombie Powder.
    Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   2
                  1   1
    Name        :Caterchipillar
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Spider Web.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Ultra Wave] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  3   2
    Name        :Cockatrice
    Elemental   :Thunder
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cockatrice Pinion.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   2
                  6   1
    CARD PAGE 02: Level 2 Monster Card
    Name        :Grat
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Magic Stone.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  1   1
    Name        :Buel
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Magic Stone.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  3   2
    Name        :Mermerize
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Mesmerize Blade.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  4   3
    Name        :Glacial Eye
    Elemental   :Ice
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Arctic Wind.
    Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Shiva + 1]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :  6
                 3   1
    Name        :Belhelmel
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Saw Blade.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   3
                  3   4
    Name        :Thrustaevis
    Elemental   :Wind
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Shear Feather.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Pandemona + 1]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  5   3
    Name        :Anacondaur
    Elemental   :Poison
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Venom Fang.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [DoomTrain + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  5   1
    Name        :Creeps
    Elemental   :Thunder
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Coral Fragment.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Electrocute] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  2   2
    Name        :Grendel
    Elemental   :Thunder
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Dragon Fin.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Cerberus + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  2   4
    Name        :Jelleye
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Magic Stone.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   3
                  7   2
    Name        :Grand Mantis
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Sharp Spike.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  3   2
    CARD PAGE 03: Level 3 Monster Card
    Name        :Forbidden
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Betrayal Sword.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  2   6
    Name        :Armadodo
    Elemental   :Earth
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Dino Bono.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Brothers + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  6   3
    Name        :Tri-Face
    Elemental   :Poison
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Curse Spike.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [LV ? Death] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use as Junk Materials for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   3
                  5   5
    Name        :Fastitocalon
    Elemental   :Earth
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Water Crystal.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Aqua Breath] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  3   5
    Name        :Snow Lion
    Elemental   :Ice
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x North Wind.
    Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Shiva + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  3   1
    Name        :Ochu
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Ochu Tentacle.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  3   6
    Name        :SAMo8G
    Elemental   :Fire
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Running Fire.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Gatling Gun] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  4   6
    Name        :Death Claw
    Elemental   :Fire
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Sharp Spike.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  2   4
    Name        :Cactuar
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cactus Thorn.
    Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Cactuar + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  3   2
    Name        :Tonberry
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Chef's Knife.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Tonberry King + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   3
                  4   6
    Name        :Abyss Worm
    Elemental   :Earth
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Windmill.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Pandemona + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  5   2
    CARD PAGE 04: Level 4 Monster Card
    Name        :Turtapod
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Healing Mail.
    Usage       :Has the effect of GFHP + 10%. [G.F Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   2
                  7   3
    Name        :Vysage
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Wizard Stone.
    Usage       :Use for Refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  5   5
    Name        :T-Rexaur
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :2x will refine into 1x Dino Bone.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Brothers + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  7   6
    Name        :Bomb
    Elemental   :Fire
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Bomb Fragment.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Ifrit + 1]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   2
                  3   7
    Name        :Blitz
    Elemental   :Thunder
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Dynamo Stone.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Quezacotl + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   1
                  7   6
    Name        :Wendigo
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Steel Orb.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Diablos + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  6   3
    Name        :Torama
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Life Ring.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  4   4
    Name        :Imp
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Wizard Stone.
    Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   3
                  6   7
    Name        :Blue Dragon
    Elemental   :Poison
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Fury Fragment.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  3   2
    Name        :Adamantoise
    Elemental   :Earth
    Card Mod    :3x will refine into 1x Turtle Shell.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Vit + 20%. [Character Ability]
                 Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  6   5
    Name        :Hexadragon
    Elemental   :Fire
    Card Mod    :3x will refine into 1x Sharp Spike.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  3   5
    CARD PAGE 05: Level 5 Monster Card
    Name        :Iron Giant
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :3x will refine into 1x Star Fragment.
    Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag +20%. [G.F Ability]
                 Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  5   5
    Name        :Behemoth
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Barrier.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Mighty Guard] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   3
                  7   6
    Name        :Chimera
    Elemental   :Water
    Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Regen Ring.
    Usage       :Has the effect of HP + 20%. [Character Ability]
                 Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  3   6
    Name        :PuPu
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Hungry Cookpot.
    Usage       :Destroys weak enemies for exchange of permanent
                 statistics raises. [Allows G.F to learn Devour Command]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Must locate the UFO chase and take the Ragnarok to the
                 chocobo holy and you will encounter a fight with PuPu.
                 PuPu will then escape after the fight. Next, visit Balamb
                 area, the location where Balamb Garden formerly used to
                 be located and you will encounter a fight with PuPu again.
                 Give him 5 elixirs and he will give you the card. [Refer
                 to sidequest:UFO chasing for more information.]
    Statistics  :   3
                  1   A
    Name        :Elastoid
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Steel Pipe.
    Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 10%. [G.F Ability]
                 Used as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 6x Steel Pipe are needed to get G.F Doom Train.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  7   2
    Name        :GIM47N
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Fast Ammo.
    Usage       :Ammos for Quick Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  4   5
    Name        :Malboro
    Elemental   :Poison
    Card Mod    :4x will refine into 1x Malboro Tentacle.
    Usage       :Learn Blue Magic. [Bad Breath] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  2   7
    Name        :Ruby Dragon
    Elemental   :Fire
    Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Inferno Fang.
    Usage       :Learn Blue Magic. [Fire Breath] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use as Junk Material for the upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  4   2
    Name        :Elnoyle
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Energy Crystal.
    Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 30%. [G.F Ability]
                 Used as Junk Material upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  6   3
    Name        :Tonberry King
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Chef's Knife.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Tonberry King + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  4   6
    Name        :Wedge, Biggs
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x X-Potion.
    Usage       :Restores HP to one ally.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  7   6
    CARD PAGE 06: Level 6 Boss Card
    Name        :Fujin, Raijin
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x X-Potion.
    Usage       :Restores HP to one ally.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   2
                  4   8
    Name        :Elvoret
    Elemental   :Wind
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Death Stones.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to kill an enemy
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  4   8
    Name        :X-ATM092
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :2x will refine into 1x Turtle Shell.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Vit + 20%. [Character Ability]
                 Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  3   8
    Name        :Granaldo
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x G-Returner.
    Usage       :Revives one dead G.F.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  5   2
    Name        :Gerogero
    Elemental   :Poison
    Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Circlet.
    Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 10%. [G.F Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   1
                  3   8
    Name        :Iguion
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cockatrice Pinion.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   8
                  2   2
    Name        :Abadon
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 30x Dark Ammo.
    Usage       :Ammos for Dark Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  5   8
    Name        :Trauma
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 30x Demolition Ammo.
    Usage       :Ammos for Canister Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   4
                  6   8
    Name        :Oilboyle
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 30x Fire Ammos.
    Usage       :Ammos for Fire Shot. [Irvine's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   1
                  8   8
    Name        :Shumi Tribe
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :5x will refine into 1x Gambler Spirit.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to turn an enemy
                 into a card. [Chances of turning the enemy into a card
                 is higher if the enemy is weak, especially when at low
                 HP.] [Allows G.F to learn Card Command]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  4   5
    Name        :Krysta
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Holy Stone.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast powerful Holy
                 elemental attack on one enemy.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  1   5
    CARD PAGE 07: Level 7 Boss Card
    Name        :Propagator
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x G-Mega-Potion.
    Usage       :Recovers 1000HP to all G.Fs.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   8
                  8   4
    Name        :Jumbo Cactuar
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Cactus Thorn.
    Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Cactuar + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   8
                  4   8
    Name        :Tri-Point
    Elemental   :Thunder
    Card Mod    :40x will refine into 1x Jet Engine.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Spd + 20%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   8
                  8   5
    Name        :Gargantua
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :10x will refine into 1x Strength Love.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Str + 20%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  8   6
    Name        :Mobile Type 8
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Shell Stones.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it raises one ally's magic defense
                 by 50%.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   8
                  3   6
    Name        :Sphinxara
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x G-Mega-Potion.
    Usage       :Recovers 1000HP to all G.Fs.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   8
                  8   3
    Name        :Tiamat
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Flare Stone.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast Flare, which
                 is a non-elemental magic on one enemy.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   8
                  4   8
    Name        :BGH251F2
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Protect Stone.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it raises one ally's physical
                 defense by 50%.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   5
                  5   7
    Name        :Red Giant
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 5x Meteor Stone.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast Meteor, a
                 non-elemental magic on all enemies. Multiple hits on
                 random enemies.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   6
                  7   8
    Name        :Catoblepas
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 5x Rename Card.
    Usage       :Changes the name of one G.F.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   1
                  7   8
    Name        :Ultima Weapon
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 1x Ultima Stone.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to cast Ultima, a
                 non-elemental magic on all enemies.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Statistics  :   7
                  8   7
    CARD PAGE 08:Level 8 GF Card
    Name        :Chubby Chocobo
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x LuvLuvGs.
    Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [All G.F + 20]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :The guy sitting on the bench in Balamb Garden, just
                 outside the library. [Must take part in Card Queen
    Statistics  :   4
                  9   4
    Name        :Angelo
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Elixirs.
    Usage       :Restores all HP and cures all status ailments to an ally.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Watts in disc one during Forest Owls event, that
                 is when you are in Timber Train and about to kidnap the
                 President of Deling, or in white SeeD ship during disc
    Statistics  :   9
                  3   6
    Name        :Gilgamesh
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Holy Wars.
    Usage       :Makes all invincible for a short duration and makes all
                 allies immune to all physical and magic attacks when
                 used during battles.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Must beat the CC Group Quest. Defeat all five CC members
                 in Balamb Garden, then talk to Doctor Kadowaki in the
                 infirmary. Finally, go to your room and take a rest.
                 The CC King will appear randomly during your sleep.
                 Defeat her to get Gilgamesh's card.
    Statistics  :   3
                  6   7
    Name        :MiniMog
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Pet Houses.
    Usage       :Recovers all HP for all G.F. [Can be used only at save
                 points or at world map.]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Look for a small little kid wearing a blue shirt running
                 laps around the main lobby of Balamb Garden. Challenge
                 him to play cards and win a rare Mini-Mog's card.
    Statistics  :   9
                  2   3
    Name        :Chicobo
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Gysahl Greens.
    Usage       :When used in battles, it allows you to summon G.F Boko,
                 a chocobo G.F. If you have a PocketStation, you can
                 make Boko learn new attacks.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Visit all chocobo forest and solve the riddles. Next, go
                 to Chocobo Holy in the northeast part of the world map to
                 recieve the card. Note that Chocobo Holy is that Chocobo
                 Forest being surrounded  by Grandidi Forest. [Refer to
                 Sidequest:Chicobo for more information.]
    Statistics  :   9
                  4   4
    Name        :Quezacotl
    Elemental   :Thunder
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Dynamo Stones.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Quezacotl + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Win from Mayor Dobe when you first arrive in Fisherman's
                 Horizon. [FH Area]
    Statistics  :   2
                  4   9
    Name        :Shiva
    Elemental   :Ice
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x North Winds.
    Usage       :Improves Compatibility. [Shiva + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Go into Timber Maniacs office and pick up the 'Girl
                 Next Door'. When you are in disc three, talk to Zone,
                 then the White SeeD, and finally to Zone again. He
                 will request you to give him the 'Girl Next Door'
                 magazine. Give it to him and he will give you Shiva's
                 card in return for that.
    Statistics  :   6
                  9   7
    Name        :Ifrit
    Elemental   :Fire
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Elem Atks.
    Usage       :Allows you to junction elemental magic to elemental
                 attack. [G.F Junction Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Ifrit in Fire Cavern in disc
    Statistics  :   9
                  8   6
    Name        :Siren
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Status Atks.
    Usage       :Allows you to junction status magic to status attack.
                 [G.F Junction Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Visit the pub in Dollet City. Challenge against Master
                 of Card in the upper right of the screen. He will take
                 you to his private room via the bridge. Defeat him to
                 get Siren card.
    Tips        :Check the stack of magazines in his private room for
                 magazine, Occult Fan II.
    Statistics  :   8
                  2   9
    Name        :Sacred
    Elemental   :Earth
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Dino Bones.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Brothers + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Brothers in the Tomb of
                 Unknown king to get Sacred and Minotaurs' cards.
    Statistics  :   5
                  9   1
    Name        :Minotaur
    Elemental   :Earth
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 10x Adamantines.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Vit + 60%. [Character Ability]
                 Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Brothers in the Tomb of
                 Unknown king to get Sacred and Minotaurs' cards.
    Statistics  :   9
                  9   5
    CARD PAGE 09: Level 9 GF Card
    Name        :Carbuncle
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Glow Curtains.
    Usage       :Automatically casts reflect on the character during
                 battles. [Character Ability] [Auto-Reflect]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Take part in Card Club Quest and defeat CC Heart. CC
                 Heart is Xu, and is in the cockpit. Defeat her to
                 get Carbuncle's card.
    Statistics  :   8
                  4   4
    Name        :Diablos
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Black Holes.
    Usage       :Learns Blue Magic. [Degenerator] [Quistis's Limit Break]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Use Magical Lamp given by Principal Cid and you will
                 encounter a fight with Guardian Force, G.F Diablos.
                 Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Diablos to get Diablos
    Statistics  :   5
                  3   A
    Name        :Leviathan
    Elemental   :Water
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Doc's Codes.
    Usage       :Double the effect of medicine when used during battles.
                 [Character Ability] [Med Data]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Take part in Card Club Quest. Defeat CC Joker in the
                 Training Center [Training Centre] to get Leviathan's
    Statistics  :   7
                  7   A
    Name        :Odin
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Dead Spirits.
    Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Odin in Centra Ruin from disc
                 two onwards to get Odin's card.
    Statistics  :   8
                  5   A
    Name        :Pandemona
    Elemental   :Wind
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Windmills.
    Usage       :Use as Junk Material for upgrading of weapons.
                 Improves Compatibility. [Pandemona + 3]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Challenge the hotel owner after saving Balamb Town, that
                 is after the invasion of Galbadia Army from disc 2
                 onwards. The hotel owner is standing outside Balamb
                 Hotel. Defeat him to get Pandemona's card.
    Statistics  :   A
                  7   1
    Name        :Cerberus
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Lightweights.
    Usage       :Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Cerberus in Galbadia Garden
                 during disc two to get Cerberus card.
    Statistics  :   7
                  A   4
    Name        :Alexander
    Elemental   :Holy
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Moon Curtains.
    Usage       :Automatically increase character's magic defense by 50%
                 during battles. [Character Ability] [Auto-Shell]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Challenge Piet at Lunar Base in disc three. You can
                 also challenge Piet after the Lunar Base incident in
                 disc three only by going to the Escape Retrieval Pod,
                 in Abandon Plains at the southern tip of Esthar
                 Continent. Defeat Piet to get Alexander's card.
    Statistics  :   9
                  2   A
    Name        :Phoenix
    Elemental   :Fire
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Phoenix Spirits.
    Usage       :Revive dead ally. [Allows G.F to learn Revive Command.]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :From the guy wearing blue in colour at Esthar President's
                 building. [Must take part in Card Queen Quest.]
    Statistics  :   7
                  A   2
    Name        :Bahamut
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Megalixirs.
    Usage       :Restores all HP and cure all status ailments to all
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Guardian Force, G.F Bahamut in Deep Sea Research
                 Center [Deep Sea Research Centre] to get Bahamut's card.
                 It is found in the most Southwest part of the World Map
                 and can only be accessed by the Ragnarok. Choose 'It's
                 not our will to fight' to encounter a fight with Ruby
                 Dragon, then choose 'Never' to fight with Ruby Dragon
                 again. Finally, choose the third option, which is
                 invisible under the second option and the third option
                 says 'It's our nature', to fight with Guardian Force,
    Statistics  :   A
                  6   8
    Name        :Doomtrain
    Elemental   :Poison
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Status Guards.
    Usage       :Allows you to junction status magic to status defense.
                 [G.F Junction Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :From the Pub Owner, who has it in his desk in Timber.
                 [Must take part in Card Queen Quest.]
    Statistics  :   3
                  A   1
    Name        :Eden
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Monk's Codes.
    Usage       :Allows character to counter when being physically
                 attacked during battles. [Character Ability] [Counter]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Ultima Weapon in Deep Sea Deposit, which is the
                 basement at Deep Sea Research Center. [Deep Sea Research
                 Centre.] It is found in the most Southwest part of the
                 World Map and can only be accessed by the Ragnarok.
    Statistics  :   4
                  A   4
    CARD PAGE 10: Level 10 Player Card
    Name        :Ward
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Gaea's Ring.
    Usage       :Has the effect of HP + 80%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Win against Doctor Odine at Esthar Palace/Laboratory in
                 disc three.
    Statistics  :   A
                  8   7
    Name        :Kiros
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Accelerators.
    Usage       :Automatically cast haste on the character during battle.
                 [Character Ability] [Auto-Haste]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :From the man wearing black in colour in Deling City,
                 which is Galbadia Capital. [Must take part in Card Queen
    Statistics  :   6
                  A   7
    Name        :Laguna
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 100x Heroes.
    Usage       :Makes one invincible for a short duration and makes the
                 ally immune to all physical and magic attacks when used
                 during battles.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Ellone at Lunar Base in disc three to get
                 Laguna's card.
    Statistics  :   5
                  9   A
    Name        :Selphie
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Elem Guards.
    Usage       :Allows you to junction elemental magic to elemental
                 defense. [G.F Junction Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Go to Trabia Garden, Selphie's former military school.
                 Challenge Selphie's friend, who is sitting in front
                 of the fountain to get Selphie's card from disc two to
                 disc three.
    Statistics  :   A
                  4   8
    Name        :Quistis
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Samantha Souls.
    Usage       :Has the effect of SumMag + 40% [G.F Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat the student, Trepe Groupie #2 in the Cafeteria
                 who is sitting down on a chair. Select the one in the
                 back. You can do this from disc one to disc three. You
                 can also find Trepe Groupie #2 occasionally in the
                 second-floor of the classroom.
    Statistics  :   9
                  2   6
    Name        :Irvine
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Rocket Engines.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Spd + 40%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :From the woman who is the station master of Fisherman's
                 Horizon. [FH Area] [Must take part in Card Queen Quest.]
    Statistics  :   2
                  A   6
    Name        :Zell
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Hyper Wrists.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Str + 60%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Locaton     :Defeat Zell's mother in Balamb Town from disc one to disc
                 three. Zell's mother is inside her house at the kitchen.
                 Defeat Zell's mother to get Zell's card.
    Statistics  :   8
                  6   5
    Name        :Rinoa
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Magic Armlets.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Spr + 60%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Go to Deling City, capital of Galbadia. Talk to General
                 Caraway, Rinoa's father in the huge mansion. Ask him
                 some questions regarding cards and then challenge him
                 to a game. Deliberately lose the Ifrit's card to him
                 and you will get Rinoa's card. To get back your Ifrit's
                 card, simply head to Fisherman's Horizon, [FH Area]
                 and challenge Martine, who is sitting outside Mayor
                 Dobe's house. Win Ifrit's card from Martine.
    Statistics  :   4
                  A   A
    Name        :Edea
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Royal Crowns.
    Usage       :Has the effect of Mag + 60%. [Character Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Edea at Edea's house in disc 3.
    Statistics  :   A
                  3   A
    Name        :Seifer
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Diamond Armors.
    Usage       :Has the effect of GFHP + 40%. [G.F Ability]
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Location    :Defeat Headmaster Cid in Edea's house from disc two to
                 disc three to get Seifer's card. Also, right after
                 defeating Norg in disc two, you can find Headmaster,
                 Cid in the bridge or cockpit of Balamb Garden.
    Statistics  :   6
                  4   9
    Name        :Squall
    Elemental   :N/A
    Card Mod    :1x will refine into 3x Three Stars.
                 Use for refining purposes.
    Usage       :After casting Triple, one spell is being used up instead
                 of three during battles. [Character Ability] [Expendx3-1]
    Location    :Defeat Laguna at Esthar or on the Ragnarok before going
                 to Lunatic Pandora at disc 3.
    Statistics  :   A
                  9   6
    6.VI)Card Command
    Do you know? You do not really need to play cards to gain new ones.
    Another alternative way of getting new cards is to equip Quezacotl's
    Card Command ability. So, what does this command do? Simple enough!
    In my opinion, it works quite similar to Morph Materia in Final
    Fantasy VII or Ragnarok Esper in Final Fantasy VI, except that you
    turn enemies into cards now instead of items. Card command is the
    most effective when against weak monsters with low HP. At high HP,
    it is unlikely that it will be a successful. It does not work against
    bosses like Ultimecia, Omega Weapon and so on.
    Tips:You might want to consider using magic spells like Demi to weaken
         the monster.
    6.VII)Report Cards
    So, what's a report card? Well, it just a summary of your current
    progress in the game. There are a total of 3 battle reports, naming
    Battle, Character and Guardian Force reports. You can view these
    reports via the tutorial menu. So, how do you get it?
    Battle Report
    When Squall has promoted to a SeeD in disc 1, talk to Cid Krammer in
    the Headmaster Office in 3F of Balamb Garden to receive Battle
    Report. Note that this can be done only in disc one.
    Character Report
    When you are in Desert Prison in disc 2, head to floor 10, enter the
    door and you should see a card player and a save point. [And a hidden
    draw point as well.] Challenge the player there and when you win,
    he will give you the Character Report. This can be done only in disc
    two. Note that each card game you play with him costs 300 Gil.
    Guardian Force Report
    After returning back to Balamb Garden from Desert Prison and has
    beaten Master Norg, go to the Training Center [Training Centre]
    and CC Joker will occasionally appear there. Note that chances
    of CC Joker appearing there are random. He appears as a merchant,
    selling items. Talk to CC Joker and play cards with him. Once
    you defeat him, you will get the Guardian Force Report.
    Qns:So, what is the use of these Report cards?
    Ans:Well, nothing much actually! Remember the "The Man Who Knows
        ALL" in Final Fantasy V? Oh, never mind, if you can't remember
        or don't know. Each report card summarises different things.
        [Refer below for more details.]
    Battle Report
    It tells you the number of times you have:
    Character Report
    It tells you the number of times each character has:
    a)Killed [No of monster killed under your hand!]
    b)KO'd   [No of times your character has died!]
    Guardian Force Report
    It tells you the number of times each Guardian Force has:
    a)Killed [No of monster killed under your hand!]
    b)KO'd   [No of times your Guardian Force has died!]
    It also lists down:
    d)Menu Refinements
    That's all that these report cards will tell you!
    Here are a list of general tips and hints that may help you in your
    game. Hopefully, It will be of some help to you.
        1)When exploring, be sure to draw magics from magic points.
        2)When stuck, be sure to talk to the people for a few more times.
          Sometimes, major events will change, only when a person is being
          talked to.
        3)Be sure to explore the area in sequence order and try to
          remember the path where you came from, so that you won't be
        4)Look out for junk, item shops in a town to tune up your
          weapon, or stock up your item supplies.
        5)Note that some magic points and save points are hidden. Equip
          Siren's move/find ability to uncover all these hidden
    7.II)World Map:
        1)Be sure to leave your vehicles in a safe place, so that you can
          easily retrieve it anytime.
        2)Also, take into the consideration whether your vehicle is being
          rented or not. Rented vehicles have limited fuel and will not be
          able to move after some time.
        3)Be sure to have adequate supplies of magics, items etc so that
          you are able to cope with the enemies that you might encounter
          in the world map.
        4)Note that you can also find draw points in the world map. Equip
          Siren's Move/Find ability to find hidden draw points.
        1)Be sure to carry inadequate supplies of Phoenix Down, Cure,
          both for the party,as well as the G.F.
        2)Remember to have some status healing, just in case your
          character gets a status attack.
        3)Be sure to use items like love love G.F, Amnesia Grass
          effectively. Love Love G.F helps to increase compatibility
          and Amnesia Grass helps to make a Guardian Force forget one
          ability so that your Guardian Force can learn a new ability.
        4)Be sure to organise your item inventory well. No point, having
          a lot of items, where you need to search high-and-low for it.
        1)Be sure to organise your party's magic. Like item, there is no
          point having a lot, if you have to search high-and-low for it.
        2)Be sure to have as many cure, status, revive magic etc.
        3)Make full use of the trade menu of magic with other characters.
        4)Some valuable spells are easily overlooked. Haste, Sleep,
          Silence, Berserk, Despel, Death etc, can be very useful,
          especially for junctioning and you should learn how to use
          them effectively.
        1)Be sure to draw as many magics as possible, especially for cure,
        2)Start the battle by drawing the unknown magics.
        3)Be smart, draw wisely. Don't draw magic that are useless to your
          party. Remember each character is only limit to 24 different
          types of magic in his/her inventory. Test it out sometime if
          you are not sure what it is. Or, you can discard unwanted
          magics using the Square button in the main menu.
        4)Try to draw useful spells to 100x like Ultima, Meteor, Aura,
          Haste, Triple etc as this helps in increasing your characters'
          HP and characters' stats.
         1)Be sure when fighting a boss,start the battle by drawing magics.
           There are quite a number of G.F that needs to be draw.
         2)Make sure you have the best item/magic supplies.
         3)Do not stay distracted because the battle is fought in real-time.
         4)Be sure to use Squall's R1 button.
         5)Make full use of G.F's Ouen ability.
         6)Be sure to choose the four commands wisely that you can take
           with you.
         7)Never use same elemental attacks/magics against the same
           elemental enemies. It will not do any damage to them,instead
           recover their HP sometimes. For example, fire-based enemies
           are not afraid of fire-based attack or magics. Sometimes, it
           does only a little bit of damage to them.
         8)Use elemental attacks/magics that the enemies are afraid of.
           For example, fire-based enemies are afraid of water attack/
         9)Note that there are some magics like the Ultima, which has
           non-elemental attack, or to simply say they are neutral. Such
           magics are very strong to all enemies, regardless of their
        10)Humans are naturally weak against poison, status disorder, and
           instant death. On the other hand, mechanical enemies are less
           prone to these attacks.
        11)Lightning/Water/Ice works best against mechanical enemies
           whereas humans are less prone to it.
        12)Fire attacks work generally quite well to Poison-based enemies.
        13)Wind works well for flying creature, however, Earth magic does
        14)In the beginning, all your character's weapon attack is set
           to neutral or non-elemental and your attack element will only
           change if a elemental magic is junctioned to an elemental
        15)It is possible to cast two or three magics in a row in just
           one turn by using the double/triple magic or G.F Cerberos.
           Make full use of that, in long boss fight to have a quick
        16)Take note of Pre-Emptive strike and back attack. Often, back
           attack costs more attack slightly. Pre-Emptive strike allows
           you to attack first than your enemies, whereas it can also be
           the reversed.
        17)Use the extra text boxes by pressing L1. This is important
           as it saves you a lot of time.
        18)When fighting tough bosses, or enemies,be sure to look out
           for weaknesses like the elementals, status etc.
        19)Aura is a very useful spell, especially when use on Squall
           as Squall's special arts can be very lethal, however save
           Aura for tougher bosses, as it is not that easy to find
           Aura in the earlier part of the game.
        20)Take note of G.Fs affection rating, and it's best to equip
           G.Fs with higher affection rating or compatibility to your
        21)While during battle, if there are any commands/items/magics
           etc, you are not sure of, press start to view an explanation.
         1)Have 100x status spells like death, berserk, confusion etc, and
           junction these to your status defense. It can be extremely
           useful, especially when dealing with creatures like Molbors or
         2)After becoming familiar with the enemies in an area, take
           sometime to understand the weakness of the enemies. For example,
           if you are dealing with ice elemental monsters, junction fire
           to your elemental attack, so that you can infict huge damage to
         3)In Final Fantasy VIII, there are no armour shops, so it's best
           that you junction a good spell to your defense.
         4)Be sure to know what type of spells will boast your stats to the
           maximum. For example, junction haste to your dexerity is always
           the best choice. Ultima and Meteor etc are good spells for
           junctioning. Know what you want your character to be strong at,
           and junction a good spell to it. For example, if your character
           wants to be strong in attack, junction 100x ultimas to your
         5)The more number of spells you have, the better it is. For
           example, 100x Cure spell is better than 50x Cure spell.
         6)Stronger spells also make a better choice of junctioning. For
           example, 100x Cure 3 is better than 50x Cure 2 spells.
    7.VIII)Guardian Force
         1)When equipping G.Fs, take note of the affection rating that the
           G.Fs have. The higher the affection rating is, the shorter the
           time, it takes to summon the G.Fs. There is no point to give the
           strongest G.Fs to your best character, when the affection rating
           is low, instead use items to improve your affection rating with
           the G.Fs or give the G.Fs to other characters who have a higher
           affection rating.
         2)Besides affection rating, take note of the commands the G.Fs
           have. For example, Shiva is the only G.Fs with death sentence,
           whereas only Diablo and Bahamut have steal or mug command.
         3)Also, consider the (C)Character like HP+40%, Dexerity+40%,
           which can boast your stats.
         4)When learning G.Fs ability, it's best to choose the most useful
           ability. For example, Ouen or support is a very useful ability,
           and should be learnt first, then follow by summon+10% to
           improve your G.Fs attack.
    7.IX)Card Game:
         1)If you have lost your best card, it's best to retreat and stop
         2)Remmember to save beforehand, just in case, you lost a very
           good card.
         3)Take note of the elements in the board. It can either increase
           or decrease your card's strength.
         4)Press Square to talk and then play with players in the card
         1)Take the test first. Once you reached the higher ranking, this
           means more money will come to you.
         2)Be sure to go to the tutorial if you have something in doubt
    Welcome to the additional guide section.It provides you with additional
    informations, that may be of a sidequest or some basic strategies.
    Hopefully, this section will be of some help to you.
    8.I)Balamb Garden:School Layout
    Now, here's the layout and plan for the entire school. For beginners
    who have just play Final Fantasy VIII recently, this map will serve
    you well in finding your way through Balamb Garden. Wow, this place
    is majestic and huge... a military training school? Amazing! Right?
    I suppose too!
    8.I.I)Balamb Garden:First Floor Layout
    Here's the plan layout of first floor.(1F)
    E:Elevator                ___[1]___
    L:Lobby                  /         \
    /:Path                [8]           [2]
                           /      E      \
                         [7]             [3]
                           \      L      /
                           [6]    |    [4]
                             \    |    /
                                 | |
    (1)Dormitory      :In here,you can sleep,change your clothes and even
    (2)Parking Lot    :Park your car here.
    (3)Training Center:The sight of this place remains me of 'Jurassic
        [Training      park',especially with that dinosaur.It's a man-made
          Centre]      artificial jungles.You can't call it a jungle because
                       it isn't as huge as you think but is very dangerous
                       as there are lots of powerful enemies.It is one of
                       the test that a SeeD member have to go through before
                       they are qualified.
    (4)Library        :A place for the collection of books.
    (5)Central Gate   :It leads to the entrance of SeeD.Go furthur to exit
                       the school to the world map.
    (6)Infirmary      :The place where all wounded soldiers goes to. This
                       is where Dr. Kadowaki works in.
    (7)Quad           :It leads to the stage.
    (8)Cafeteria      :Garden's eating place.
    (E)Elevator       :Takes you up to the second and third floor,as well as
                       coming down.It also takes you to the underground.
    (L)Lobby          :This is where the elevator is.
    8.I.II)Balamb Garden:Second Floor Layout
                      D          T:Tutorial Room
                    ---------S   D:Emergency Door
                   /             S:Leads to the roof at the third floor
                 T-              E:Elevator
                  |     *Note:D and S are inaccessible at the beginning
                   \          until your second return to Balamb Garden.
    8.I.III)Balamb Garden:Third Floor Layout
    This is simple. The third floor is also inaccessible until your second
    return to Balamb Garden. You can take the elevator to the third floor.
    After rescuing the underground tunnel, a new elevator will takes you to
    the fourth floor in the thrid floor.There isn't anything new, except
    that this is where your pilot control room is.if you take the second
    floor, you will go up to the roof in the third floor. There isn't
    anything new.
    8.I.IV)Balamb Garden:Underground Floor Layout
    There isn't anything new to add here. This is where you fought Noogu,
    a boss sent by Edea to destroy Garden.
    8.II)Test Answer
    In SeeD, students, not only have to went through physical training,
    but also written examinations. This is to test your knowledge of
    understanding, and how well you know every battle technqiues like
    the use of draw, G.F and so on. As you sit for test and score all
    correctly, you gain rank, as well as increase your salary. Of course,
    you can choose not to sit for the tests but your salary will be
    lesser. Do not fear! There are a total of 30 tests but they are not
    as difficult as you think.  Of course, if you don't know Japanese,
    i'll suggest you use the answers. If you are playing the English
    version, try to attempt the questions yourself and treat it as a
    form of challenge. The test is as easy as answering multiple
    choice questions that you get in school. Also, it tests you on
    your knowledge of Final Fantasy VIII. And all you just need is
    to answer YES or NO. Simple, isn't it?
    Note:Below is a spoiler as it reveals all the answers to the
         30 test levels. Using these test answers really spoil the
         purpose and usefulness of this test feature and spoil
         Square's intention. Avoid using the answers. You might
         want to attempt the questions yourself and treat it as
         a form of challenge to how much you know about Final
         Fantasy VIII. Only refer to these answers when it is
    Question/Lv 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
    Level  1:   Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
    Level  2:   Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, N
    Level  3:   N, N, Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, N
    Level  4:   N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N
    Level  5:   N, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y
    Level  6:   Y, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, Y
    Level  7:   Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N
    Level  8:   N, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N
    Level  9:   N, Y, N, N, N, N, N, N, Y, Y
    Level 10:   Y, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, Y, N
    Level 11:   Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, Y, N, N, Y
    Level 12:   N, Y, N, N, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N
    Level 13:   Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N
    Level 14:   Y, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, Y, N, Y, N
    Level 15:   Y, Y, N, N, N, N, N, Y, N, Y
    Level 16:   Y, N, N, Y, N, Y, N, N, Y, N
    Level 17:   Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
    Level 18:   Y, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N
    Level 19:   Y, N, N, Y, N, N, N, N, N, Y
    Level 20:   Y, Y, N, Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N   Y=Yes
    Level 21:   Y, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y, N   N=No
    Level 22:   N, N, N, Y, N, N, N, Y, Y, N
    Level 23:   Y, N, N, N, N, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y
    Level 24:   Y, Y, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, N, Y
    Level 25:   Y, N, Y, Y, Y, N, N, Y, N, N
    Level 26:   Y, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N, Y, N, N
    Level 27:   N, Y, N, N, N, N, Y, N, Y, N
    Level 28:   Y, N, N, Y, Y, Y, N, Y, N, N
    Level 29:   N, N, N, Y, Y, N, N, N, Y, N
    Level 30:   N, Y, N, N, N, N, Y, N, N, N
    Sitting for test is a good way of getting more money. Instead
    of getting 1000Gil each time, the max Gil you can get is
    30,000Gils, which is 30 times more, which you need to obtain
    an rank of S-A rank. You will first begin with Lv 1, and as
    you answer a test 100% correctly, you will gain one more rank,
    and your salary will naturally be higher. The highest ranking
    is, of course S-A Rank, which will let you earn 30,000 Gils
    each time. Sometimes, you may also get demoted and your rank
    will drop by one. Whether you get promoted or demoted, it
    depends a lot on how you play like battling, choosing options.
    If you think that using the answers above are like cheating
    yourself, then don't use it and try to attempt the questions
    yourself and refer to these answers only when neccessary.
    Hint:Sit the test immediately as soon as you can. [Once Squall is
         promoted to a SeeD cadet, which is immediately after the
         Dollet mission.] Don't hesitate! Once you have the answers
         for every test, it's like money rolling into your pockets
         every minute!!! Only when everything is 100% correct, will
         you be able to promote.
    Note:Once you input an answer wrongly, you won't be able to return
         to the previous question to correct it, thus you need to
         restart all over again once more.
    Note:When you will recieve your salary is determined by the length
         of the distance you have walked or to be more specifically,
         the number of steps you have taken. Once you have taken a
         specific number of steps, then you can get your salary.
    8.III)Chart of Underground WarShip Island-By Kaze Yagami
    In case, you need extra help, the chart below deplicts the route to
    get to Ultima Weapon, kindly of Kaze Yagami. 0 means you can fight
    Ultima and X means you cannot and Z means you can force open the door
    if Zell is in your party.
    |B1  |B2  |B3          |B4           |B5            |B6               |
    |Usg |Usg |Flr No.|Usg |Flr No.| Usg |Flr No. | Usg |Remain |U.Weapon |
    |    |    |       |    |       |  4  | No. 7  |  4  |  0    |    X    |
    |    |    |       |    |       |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |       | 4  |No. 4  |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  4    |    X    |
    |    |    |       |    |       |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |       |    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  6    |    X    |
    |    | 4  |No 1   |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |       |    |       |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  6    |    X    |
    |    |    |       | 2  |No. 5  |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |       |    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  8    |    X    |
    |    |    |       |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |       | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  9    |    X    |
    |    |____|_______|____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |    |  |    |       |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  11   |    Z    |
    |    |    |    |  | 2  |No. 5  |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |    |*A|    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  13   |    Z    |
    |    |    |    |  |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |    |  | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  14   |    O    |
    |    |    |    |__|____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    | 2  |No.2|  |    |       |  2  | No. 8  |  2  |  8    |    X    |
    |    |    |    |  | 2  |No. 5  |_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |    |*B|    |       |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  10   |    Z    |
    |    |    |    |  |____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    |    |    |  | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  11   |    Z    |
    |    |____|____|__|____|_______|_____|________|_____|_______|_________|
    |    | 1  |  No.3 | 1  |No. 6  |  1  | No. 9  |  1  |  12   |    Z    |
    *A - Enter Steam Chamber (replenish 7 units)
    *B - Did not enter Steam Chamber
    8.IV)Lion Heart:The Most Powerful Weapon
    Getting Squall's Lion Heart
    Basically, i don't intend to add in this section. But, i am SICK of
    recieving tons of similar mails again asking me how to get Squall's
    Lion Heart. I am going to do it once and for all. If you have any
    questions regarding Squall's Lion Heart, refer to the tables below.
    |Name of Junk Material    |Effect    |Source                       |
    |Adamantine               |Vit + 60% |Defeat Adamantoise at higher |
    |                         |          |levels. [Rare]               |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |10x Orihalcons are converted |
    |                         |          |to 1x Adamantine using Eden's|
    |                         |          |GFAbil Med-RF.               |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |1x Minotaur (L8 card) is con-|
    |                         |          |verted to 10x Adamantine     |
    |                         |          |using Quezacotl's card mod.  |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |Adamantoise can be found in  |
    |                         |          |Long Horn Island, northwest  |
    |                         |          |of Dollet City.              |
    |Pulse Ammo               |Irvine's  |1x Laser Cannon is converted |
    |[Hyper Shot]             | Limit    |to 5x Pulse Ammo using       |
    |                         | Break    |Ifrit's Make Bullet ability. |
    |                         | Bullet   |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |1x Energy Crystal is convert-|
    |                         |          |to 10x Pulse Ammo using      |
    |                         |          |Ifrit's Make Bullet ability. |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |1x Power Generator is convert|
    |                         |          |-ed to 20x Pulse Ammo using  |
    |                         |          |Ifrit's Make Bullet ability. |
    |Dragon Fang              | --NIL--  |Defeat Blue Dragon/Grendal/  |
    |                         |          |HexaDragon.                  |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |Blue Dragon is found at Deep |
    |                         |          |Sea Research Center [Deep Sea|
    |                         |          |Research Centre], Trabia     |
    |                         |          |forest [Rare] and Island     |
    |                         |          |closest to Hell.             |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |Grendal is found at Deep Sea |
    |                         |          |Research Center [Deep Sea Re-|
    |                         |          |search Centre] and Island    |
    |                         |          |closest to Heaven.           |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |HexaDragon is at Grandidi    |
    |                         |          |forest and Island closest to |
    |                         |          |Hell.                        |
    |Name of Junk Material    |Effect    |Source                       |
    |Orihalcon                |Vit + 40% |Mug/Defeat Adamantoise.      |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |Defeat Oilboyle [Boss] during|
    |                         |          |Balamb MD level time.        |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |10x Vit-J Scrolls are convert|
    |                         |          |-ed into 1x Orihalcon using  |
    |                         |          |Eden's GFAbil Med-RF. Vit-J  |
    |                         |          |Scrolls can be bought in     |
    |                         |          |shops like in Esthar Capital.|
    |Laser Cannon             |Quistis's |Defeat Belhemel/Elastoid.    |
    |[Homing Laser]           |  Blue    |[Rare]                       |
    |                         |  Magic   |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |Defeat Mobile Type 8 just    |
    |                         |          |before the fight with Seifer |
    |                         |          |at the end of disc 3 at      |
    |                         |          |Lunatic Pandora.             |
    |Energy Crystal           |  SumMag  |Defeat Ruby Dragon/Behemoth. |
    |                         |  + 30%   |[Rare]                       |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |Defeat Elnoyle at Esthar     |
    |                         |          |continent after lunar base   |
    |                         |          |event. [After getting Ragnar-|
    |                         |          |ok also]                     |
    |                         |          |_____________________________|
    |                         |          |10x Elnoyle (L5 card) are con|
    |                         |          |-verted to 1x Energy Crystal |
    |                         |          |using Quezacotl's card mod.  |
    |Power Generator          |Quistis's |Defeat Blitz. [Rare]         |
    |[Ray Bomb]               |  Blue    |                             |
    |                         |  Magic   |                             |
    Note:You may want to consider using Guardian Force, Tonberry's Lv
         Up or Down command ability on your enemies so that to adjust
         your enemies' levels to get certain items, either by defeating
         or mugging. You may also need to equip Rare command for help.
    8.V)The Toughest Boss:Omega Weapon
    |History/Overview                                                     |
    |Do you remember all the long hours and time you have spent training, |
    |just to defeat that Omega weapon from Final Fantasy V? He's tough.   |
    |and he's back to be your greatest nightmare in Final Fantasy VIII.   |
    |Just like Final Fantasy V, Omega Weapon proves to be the greatest    |
    |challenge in Final Fantasy VIII. Of course, this is optional but for |
    |the sake of 'Proof of Omega' to indicate that you have just beaten   |
    |the strongest boss in the World of Final Fantasy VIII, every effort  |
    |you put in is worthwhile. The good new is that you do not really have|
    |to train so hard like Final Fantasy V to beat Omega Weapon. Why?     |
    |Final Fantasy VIII incoporates a 'parallel level' system that is     |
    |found in the Romancing Saga and Saga Frontier series. The higher your|
    |average party member is, the stronger Omega will be. In the Japanese |
    |version, i beat Omega Weapon with all characters at level 100 and i  |
    |beat Omega weapon in the US version, with an average of level 50.    |
    |What's most important is how you choose your party members and how   |
    |you take full advantage of the Junction system to customise your     |
    |characters. Of course, you need to be well-prepared too and have     |
    |stocked in all the good spells like Ultimas, Meteor, Haste and so on.|
    |Omega Weapon can be found in Ultimecia Castle. First, have the main  |
    |party gather at the fountain, that is the party that is going to face|
    |Omega Weapon later on. For your second party, at the main entrance of|
    |the castle at the hallway, head upstairs and enter the door on the   |
    |right. As you go down the spiral staircase, you will notice a party  |
    |changing spot and a handle at the southwest of the screen. If every- |
    |thing is ready, examine the handle, and the bell will ring. You will |
    |notice a timer at the top-left corner, giving you less than 50 secs. |
    |Quickly, use the party changing spot, and switch to the main party.  |
    |Now, head north and enter the room where the organ is supposed to be.|
    |As you enter, an enemy who resembles Ultima Weapon appears before you|
    |and he is Omega Weapon. (The differences are only the colour and that|
    |Omega Weapon doesn't have a sword like Ultima Weapon.) Go near him   |
    |to fight Omega. Good Luck!                                           |
    |Additional Info:                                                     |
    |-Every time, you enter the room, did you notice a purple colour form |
    | of cloud. That's actually Omega. (Sort of) He will appear only if   |
    | the bell is rang. (Don't know how i should describe that 'Cloud'!)  |
    |-Notice the timer in the top-left hand corner? You will need to REACH|
    | Omega weapon before the time runs out, after which he will disappear|
    | into the 'purple' cloud again.                                      |
    |-Note that the timer will still go on, if you happen to encounter a  |
    | battle.                                                             |
    |-Once you have defeated Omega, you will get the 'Proof Of Omega'.    |
    | Just go to the menu, select tutorial, then information and you      |
    | should see it.                                                      |
    |Here are the requirements:                                           |
    |Party Requirement|9999 HP for All.                                   |
    |Party Formation  |Preferably Squall, Zell and Quistis.               |
    |Note|The higher your level is, the stronger Omega Weapon will be.    |
    |    |When all characters are at Level 100, Omega Weapon can mean a HP|
    |    |of 1,161,000, Str of 255 and Mag of 255. This system is known as|
    |    |'Parallel Level' and is incorporated in Square's Romancing Saga |
    |    |Saga Frontier series. The level of the monsters depend on your  |
    |    |average level of the party that is on the battlefield.          |
    |Here are some Party Formation:                                       |
    |Name    |Reason Why It Is Being Choosen.                             |
    |Squall  |With best gunblade, LionHeart equipped, Squall's limit break|
    |        |is extremely lethal especially if he uses LionHeart as      |
    |        |finishing blow. The drawback is that LionHeart, appears     |
    |        |randomly.                                                   |
    |Zell    |Zell's Armageddon Fist, when mastered can do more damage    |
    |        |than Squall and is far more reliable. The drawback is that  |
    |        |you have to race against time. Refer to miscellaneous for   |
    |        |more information on it.                                     |
    |Quistis |Quistis has a wide variety of Blue Magics attack. These     |
    |        |three blue magics are a must-have. They are White Wind,     |
    |        |Mighty Guard, and Shockwave Pulsar. White Wind fully regain |
    |        |all characters' HP and cure any status aliments. Mighty     |
    |        |Guard cast positive status magics like shell, protect on all|
    |        |characters, which is an essential need if you want to       |
    |        |survive Omega's Terra Break. Sometimes, mighty guard also   |
    |        |cast invincibility, float, Regen etc on your characters.    |
    |        |Shockwave Pulsar is the strongest attack of Quistis, and the|
    |        |only one that can exceeds 9999HP damage.                    |
    |Optional Party Members:                                              |
    |Name    |Reason Why Choosen. |Reason why not Choosen.                |
    |Irvine  |His Limit Break is  |Bullets run out very easily. Different |
    |        |lethal.             |bullets have different 'recovery' rate.|
    |        |____________________|_______________________________________|
    |Suitable|Quick Shot          |Not powerful than Hyper Shot per bullet|
    |Bullet  |(Fast Ammo)         |but allows rapid shooting. It can shoot|
    |        |                    |more than 10 bullets within 3 secs.    |
    |        |                    |Easily run out of ammos.               |
    |        |____________________|_______________________________________|
    |        |Hyper Shot          |Most powerful bullet, causing most     |
    |        |(Pulse Ammo)        |damage per shot. Recovers very slow,   |
    |        |                    |meaning does not allow rapid firing.   |
    |        |____________________|_______________________________________|
    |Stats   |Different shots recover at different speed. At maximum      |
    |        |strength, Quick Shot is the most powerful and effective shot|
    |        |against single targets (3000 to 4000 x 20 to 30 shots) than |
    |        |Hyper Shot. (9999 x 4 to 5 shots= 40,000 to 50,000.)        |
    |Selphie |Use Limit Break, The|I am sure you want to have a good fight|
    |        |End to finish the   |with Omega than using The End to finish|
    |        |battle at instantly.|the fight quickly. And, you don't get  |
    |        |                    |The End so easily all the time.        |
    |Rinoa   |Wishing Star causes |Unreliable Limit Breaks. You may not   |
    |        |a lot of damage. In-|get the desire limit break you want.   |
    |        |vincible moon has   |Angel Wing does not let you control    |
    |        |the effect of 1 Holy|Rinoa, making it very risky.           |
    |        |War Drink.          |                                       |
    |Things you should have                                               |
    |Party Requirement|All at 9999HP                                      |
    |Magic            |Death, Aura, Full Life, Meltdown, Protect, Shell,  |
    |                 |Haste, Triple, Ultima.                             |
    |Item             |MegaElixir, Holy Wars Drink, Hero Drink, Phoenix   |
    |                 |Pinion.                                            |
    |Note|Phoenix Pinion must be used at least once time, so that G.F     |
    |    |Phoenix will appear randomly. Don't bother equipping G.F command|
    |    |since it will be of little use. Try equipping Item command.     |
    |Note|For more info of getting Phoenix Pinion, and Hero/Holy War      |
    |    |Drink, refer to the miscellaneous section.                      |
    |Junctioning Priority                                                 |
    |Have Maximum 9999HP, strength, vitality, speed, and death to your    |
    |status defense. Equip abilities like Auto-Haste, Auto-Shell, Auto-   |
    |Protect, Auto Potion, Revive, Recover, Defend, Speed + X%, Strength +|
    |X%, HP + X% etc, where X represents a number.                        |
    |Summary of Omega Attack (In Chronological Order)                     |
    |1)L5 Level Death (All)  (Instantly kill when level is multiple of 5) |
    |2)Meteor/Gravija/Ultima (Any one randomly)                           |
    |3)Megido Flame   (All)  (9998 Damage)                                |
    |4)Meteor/Gravija/Ultima (Any one randomly)                           |
    |5)Terra Break           (Random;Multiple Hit)                        |
    |6)Meteor/Gravija/Ultima (Any one randomly)                           |
    |7)Light Pillar   (One)  (9999HP Damage)                              |
    |8)Any Attack Randomly                                                |
    |Note|Gravija works like Demi and it attacks all party members.       |
    |Basic Requirement                                                    |
    |1)Junction 100x Ultima to Squall and Zell's strength.                |
    |2)Junction 100x Death to any characters that have levels multiple of |
    |  5, if not, save the trouble.                                       |
    |3)Junction 100x Haste or Triple to all characters' speed.            |
    |4)Squall's LionHeart. (Must)                                         |
    |5)Quistis's White Wind, Mighty Guard, Shockwave Pulsar. (Must)       |
    |6)Take priority in Str, Vit, Spd and HP.                             |
    |Tips|As Omega has very fast speed, try configure the battle speed to |
    |    |the minimum in the configuration option in the menu.            |
    |Note|When fighting Omega Weapon, having a good speed is a must. The  |
    |    |best three spells in my opinion to junction to Speed are either |
    |    |Haste, Ultima and Triple. As for Ultima magics, i suppose you   |
    |    |would want to junction it to other attributes like strength, so |
    |    |that leaves only Haste and Triple.                              |
    |Credit|Special thanks to Matthew Montgomery <Aragorn@dragonmount.com>|
    |      |For telling me that Triple is a better spell to junction to   |
    |      |Speed than Haste. Sorry for losing your e-mail the last time  |
    |      |and thanks for e-mailing me and clarifying your identity with |
    |      |me. I am terribly sorry for the inconviences caused to you.   |
    |How to Defeat Omega Weapon                                           |
    |Omega will initiate the fight by casting L5 level Death on all your  |
    |members. If you have junctioned 100x Death to status defense, or your|
    |characters' levels are not multiple of 5, you do not need to worry.  |
    |Start out the fight by using Aura on all your characters. Have Squall|
    |keep on using limit break, Renzokuken and Zell on using Armageddon   |
    |Fist, his duel limit break. Refer to Limit Break section on Zell     |
    |for more detail. When Quistis has cast Aura, use her blue magic,     |
    |mighty guard. This will cast protect and shell on all your party. Let|
    |Quistis concentrate on healing by using Blue Magic, White Wind, and  |
    |occasionally use Shockwave Pulsar to attack. Keep your characters' HP|
    |at 9999 as much as possible, and use Full Life to revive any dead    |
    |ally. Make sure that all your characters are in protect and shell    |
    |condition all the times, if not cast Mighty guard again. Terra Break |
    |will do very lethal damage, doing multiple physical hits and if you  |
    |have cast Mighty Guard, or equip abilities like defend, auto-shell,  |
    |auto-protect, it will reduce the impact of the attack, giving you a  |
    |higher chance of survival. Should your party gets wiped out, fear not|
    |since if you have Phoenix Pinion, you should be able to summon G.F   |
    |Phoenix, and revive all your party members. However, since Omega     |
    |weapon can absorb any fire magics, G.F Phoenix will heal Omega, re-  |
    |gaining a small amount of his HP. Repeat the same strategy using     |
    |Squall and Zells' Limit Break, and if you find it hard, you may      |
    |consider using Hero or Holy War Drink. As for Guardian Forces, there |
    |aren't any creature worth summoning other than Eden as Eden is the   |
    |only Guardian Force that can exceeds 9999HP. Even if you want to     |
    |summon Eden, i suggest that the character needs to have a very high  |
    |compatibility with Eden. It's no point and meaningless if Eden dies  |
    |before the Guardian Force's Active Time Bar ends, right? You might   |
    |also want to consider using Meltdown on Omega Weapon so that Omega   |
    |Weapon is in Vit 0 condition. Good luck!!!                           |
    |Note|If you want to use Hero Drink or Holy Wars Drink, make sure you |
    |    |cast Aura on your characters first. Why? At invincibility       |
    |    |condition, it is immune to all physical attacks, magic attacks, |
    |    |status attacks and that includes Aura as well.                  |
    8.VI)Way to make Hero's/Holy Wars Drink
    Hero Drink
    -You will get 1 hero drink when you defeat both Seifer and Edea at the
     end of disc 1 and Seifer at the end of disc 3 in Lunatic Pandora.
     That's makes 2 Hero Drink already.
    -To get Hero Drink, win Laguna Card from Ellone in Disc 3 at the
     moonbase. Useing Quezacotl's Card Mod ability, convert Laguna card
     to 100x Hero Drink.
    Holy War Drink
    -Obtain Gilgamesh card from CC Card Master, and convert Gilgamesh card
     into 10x Holy War Drink using Quezatcotl's Card Mod ability.
    Refining Process
    Just in case, you don't have neither of these two cards. You may try
    this tedious, long process.
    Using Siren's Make Tool ability,
    |Material          |    |Product            |Effect of the Material|
    |1x Rosetta Stone  | => |1x Shaman Stone    |Junction Ability x 4  |
    |1x Hungry Cookpot | => |1x Shaman Stone    |Devour Command        |
    |1x Mog Amulet     | => |1x Shaman Stone    |MiniMog Command       |
    |1x Dark Matter    | => |1x Shaman Stone    |Quistis's Blue Magic, |
    |                  |    |                   |Shockwave Pulsar.     |
    Using DoomTrain's Forbidden Medicine,
    |Material         |    |Product               |
    |10x Shaman Stone | => |1x Trial Hero's Drink |
    Using Alexander's Med LV UP ability,
    |Material                |    |Product                  |
    |10x Trial Hero Drink    | => |1x Hero's Drink          |
    |10x Hero Drink          | => |1x Trial Holy War Drink  |
    |10x Trial Holy War Drink| => |1x Holy War Drink        |
    Note:I have changed the names to the US version. So, there shouldn't
         be a problem for reading it.
    Actually, Holy War Drink works exactly like Rinoa's Invisible moon.
    Hero Drink has the effect of invincibility on a character, and Holy
    War has the effect of invincibility on all characters. When in
    invincibility state, characters are immune to all kinds of attack,
    even Omega's attacks like Light Pillar, Terra Break, Megido Flame etc.
    "Trial" version works exactly the same, but works only 50% of the time.
    Also, using the above method, DoomTrain must be at Lv 100.
    8.VII)Redrawing Of Guardian Force
    This method does not apply to the japanese version. Square knew that
    there will definitely be some who has forgotten to draw the Guardian
    Force. Now, luckily to US gamers, for those who has forgotten, you can
    redraw the Guardian Force that you miss at the final castle in
    Ultimesia Castle. You can draw the missing Guardian Force from the
    enemies inside Ultimecia Castle, especially those mini sub-bosses.
    However, i am not pretty sure and i have not tried it before as by the
    time i have reached disc 4, i have already gotten all the Guardian
    Forces. This method has been confirmed by many people. Try it at your
    own risk!!! Of course, it is more preferred if you can get all the
    Guardian Force, without going through this redrawing. This is because
    when you redraw, you will have to retrain your new Guardian Force's
    level, abilities from the start, which is simply a waste of time
    since you can get it and train it earlier. It will be even nicer if
    more people can tell me about this redrawing of Guardian Force.
    Proper credits will be given to the contributors.
    Note  :If you want more information about this redrawing of Guardian
           Force, i suggest you refer to Scott Ong's faq. It's highly
           impossible that i will replay Final Fantasy VIII just to test
           if this redrawing of Guardian Force is true or not.
    Note  :The redrawing of Guardian Force only applies to Guardian
           Forces like Siren, Carbuncle, Leviathan, Pandemona, Cerberus,
           Alexander and Eden only.
    Credit:??? for telling me about the redrawing of Guardian Force.
           Sorry, i have lost your e-mail. I got a shock when he told
           me about this redrawing. Later on, i confirmed it with Kaze
           Yagami and he told me that this is just a newly-added
           feature to the US version.
    Credit:Thanks to Kaze Yagami<Yagami@pacific.net.sg> for confirming
           this information.
    Okay, just in case you still have any questions regarding this
    redrawing of Guardian Force in Ultimecia Castle in disc four, i
    have listed down the names of sub-bosses which you can draw from.
    The lists below are taken from Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough. I have
    not tried it yet. For more details about the locations of these
    sub-bosses, please refer to any other walkthrough/faq.
    |Guardian Force(s)   |Name of the Sub-Boss  |Location               |
    |Siren               |Tri-Point             |Found hovering over-   |
    |                    |                      |head in the Wine       |
    |                    |                      |Cellar.                |
    |Carbuncle           |Krysta                |Found in the Terrace.  |
    |Leviathan           |Trauma                |Solve the puzzle in    |
    |                    |                      |the art gallery room   |
    |                    |                      |to encounter a fight   |
    |                    |                      |with Trauma.           |
    |Pandemona           |Red Giant             |Take the Prison Key    |
    |                    |                      |in the statue in the   |
    |                    |                      |Prison Cell to fight   |
    |                    |                      |Red Giant.             |
    |Cerberus            |Gargantua             |Get the armoury key,   |
    |                    |                      |then open the armoury  |
    |                    |                      |room to encounter a    |
    |                    |                      |fight with Gargantua.  |
    |Alexander           |Catoblepas            |Use the Treasure Vault |
    |                    |                      |Key to enter the Trea- |
    |                    |                      |sure Vault room and    |
    |                    |                      |examine all the four   |
    |                    |                      |coffins until all are  |
    |                    |                      |opened to have a fight |
    |                    |                      |with Catoblepas.       |
    |Eden                |Tiamat                |Head up the spiral     |
    |                    |                      |staircase to the Clock |
    |                    |                      |Tower. Continue heading|
    |                    |                      |to the top, while ig-  |
    |                    |                      |noring the bell. Enter |
    |                    |                      |the door at the top to |
    |                    |                      |find Tiamat.           |
    This section contains a list of hidden secrets and some valuable
    cheats to help you in your game. While reading this, you must be
    aware that these secrets more or less are spoilers and shall be
    avoided for reading too much of them.
    9.I)Easy AP
    To get AP, simply go to the desert in the southern, right continent
    when you have the airship, Ragnarok. You will fight with Cactuar.
    Though you won't earn many exp, you can actually earn a lot of AP,
    each for 20AP. Besides, these creatures have very low HP and easily
    be defeated. In no time, you will be able to master all the ablities
    of your G.F. The only thing you must take note is that Cactuar are
    very timid creature and often tries to escape away. So, you have to
    kill him fast before he escapes.
    9.II)Soft Reset
    Are you fustrated of having to restart your PlayStation over and
    over again? Here is a trick that allows you to restart very quickly.
    The cheat also works for other Final Fantasties as well, such as
    Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Anthology, and so on. Simply hold
    the four buttons at the top, Select and Start. In short, it is to
    hold L1, L2,R1,R2,Select and Start.
    9.III)Easy Special Art
    Simply when your HP is yellow or red, keep on pressing triangle to
    switch members until it comes back to you.You should see the
    triangle next to the attack. Repeat the procedure until you can
    use the special art. Another way is to use an aura spell on your
    character, and keep on pressing triangle back and forth until
    there's a triangle beside the attack. By casting Aura, you will
    notice that your characters turn golden in colour. In replace of
    Aura spell, you can use item, Aura Stone also.
    Note:If you are playing the US version, press Circle instead of
    9.IV)Easy Gil
    Below shows two methods of how to obtain gils easily.
    Ist Method
    -Simply sit through the test and earn your levels to 30 or A Level 30
     will let you earn 20,000 Gils after walking a certain distance and
     a A level will let you earn 30,000 Gils after walking a certain
    For more information on answers of test, please refer to the
    section above.
    2nd Method -By Stephanus Rudiyanto Natari<s_rudiyanton@mailcity.com>
    - Buy tents (or better cottages) as much as you can.
      Use G.F. Tonberry price discount to lower prices.
      Use Familiar Faces ability to buy Cottages. (from Johnny's Shop)
    - Use G.F. Make recovery medicine ability,
      Convert all tents and cottages you have to Mega Potions.
      You can convert 4 tents (or 2 cottages) to 1 Mega Potions.
    - Sell all Mega Potions.
      Use Tonberry's Higher Price ability for better prices.
    - Your Gils are multiplied!!
    Look on Table below:
                   Buy             Discount
    4 Tents        4000 (4x1000)  3000 (750x4)
    2 Cottages     3600 (2x1800)  2700 (1350x2)
    1 Mega Potions can be selled each 5000 gil.
      (7500 with Tonberry's ability)
    Hopefully, these two methods will more or less help you.
    9.V)250 Ouen/Boost
    Simply use a controller with turbo feature and hold Square. The
    numbers will go up rapidly. Remember to watch up for the cross.
    Once you reach 250, you will be able to cost more damage than
    usual,that is the maximum damage possible, maybe 9999.
    For more information, please refer to the tutorial section above.
    Odin will change to Gilgamesh if you have Odin with you during the
    fight with Seifer at Lunatic Pandora at the end of disc three. Odin
    will be killed by Seifer, and revealed his true self form- Gilgamesh.
    Refer to the G.F section.
    9.VII)Island Closest to Hell/Heaven
    Island Closest to Hell can be found in the western part of Galbadia,
    that long stretch of coast and in the northern west of the world
    map. Island Closest to Heaven can be found in the northern east
    part of the world map. It is one of the four small islands located
    north of the Chocobo Holy in Grandidi Forest. You will find many
    tough enemies there like Malboro, Ruby Dragon, Hexadragon, Tri-face
    and other tough enemies. So, what's the use of coming here? You can
    junction Encounter Nothing and Move/Find ability and then move
    around to draw powerful magics from hidden draw points like Meteor,
    Aura, Ultima or Holy. Also, the monsters here are quite powerful
    and they offer a lot of EXP, AP too. So, if you want an area to
    train your characters' or Guardian Forces' levels, these two areas
    are very well recommended. Take note that both places can only be
    accessed through the airship, Ragnarok.
    9.VIII)Finding Omega Weapon
    He is inside Ultimecia Castle. From the main hallway, head upstairs
    and go to the right. As you go down the spiral staircase, you will
    notice the a green party change spot, and a handle at the southwest.
    Once you have examined the handle, the bell will start to ring and
    you will be given less than 1 minute to REACH Omega Weapon, not 1
    minute to FIGHT Omega weapon. But before that, have the main party
    -the strongest party that is going to fight Omega weapon at the
    fountain. From the fountain, if you go straight into the door, you
    should notice a purple colour cloud,and that purple colour cloud is
    actually Omega Weapon. Unfortuately, you can't fight him when he
    appears in the form of purple cloud. He will only show his true
    form when the bell is rung. Only then you can fight him. If you
    go furthur north, you will notice the organ. Firstly, have the
    main party gather at the fountain, and make sure your party is
    very well-equipped because Omega weapon is even more tougher than
    Ultima Weapon. Once everything is done, use the green party change
    spot to switch back to the second party. Now, have the second
    party examined the handle and rang the bell. Once that is done,
    quickly use the green party change spot near the bell to switch
    to the main party at the fountain. Enter the door, and you should
    see Omega Weapon. He looks exactly the same structural shape as
    Ultima Weapon, except for the differences in the colour and that
    he doesn't have a sword in his hand, which Ultima weapon has.
    Make contact with it and be ready to fight the toughest boss of
    Final Fantasy VIII. When you defeat Omega Weapon, a section,
    called 'Proof of Omega' will appear in the tutorial section,
    which can be accessed in the main menu.
    Note:Time will continue even if you are in battle. Once time runs
         up, you will see Omega Weapon disappear and transform into
         a purple cloud again!
    9.IX)Infinite Phoenix Summon
    Firstly, you must collect the five stones in Shumi Tribe and use
    Phoenix Pinion. Then, G.F Phoenix will appear randomly. You can
    also collect Phoenix Pinion in winhill village where you often
    see Chocobos roaming about.
    Using Alexander's Med LV UP,
    |50x Phoenix Down   | => |1x Mega Phoenix   |
    Using Siren's Make Tool Ability,
    | 3x Mega Phoenix   | => |1x Phoenix Pinion |
    Tips:Phoenix Down can be easily bought in shops. Use it to convert.
    Using GF Abl Med-RF,
    |20x Phoenix Pinion | => |1x Phoenix Spirit |
    Note:Phoenix Spirit allows your G.F to learn Revive Command. Take
         note that in order to let a G.F learn new ability, you must
         first use Amnesia Greens to make the G.F forget one ability so
         he can learn another new ability.
    9.X)Infinite Gysahl Greens
    -Head to winhill village and as you head for the street with the
     CAUTION sign, you will see small, cute chocobos running around,
     and you will hear the familiar chocobo theme. Examine these
     tiny chocobos and you will receive Gysahl Greens. Note that
     these chocobos run very fast, so you need to catch them very fast.
    -Go to chocobo forest. Talk to choco boy. Choose the third option
     to buy Gysahl Greens. Each Green costs 600Gil.
    9.XI)Max Gil-By Kaze Yagami<yagami@pacific.net.sg>
    When your first encounter with Choco Boy, make sure your money
    is above 500gils but below 1000gils. After going through the
    first tutorial, he will collect 1000gils from you, and your gil
    will rise to the maximum.
    9.XII)Junction Bug [Junction more than one attributes]-By Kaze Yagami
    Below is an example of how to junction Ultima to both Str and HP. Take
    Squall as an example.
    1) Junction Ultima to Squall's HP.
    2) Junction Silence to Squall's Str.
       (Or whichever attribute you wish to multi-junction)
    3) Using Exchange in the Magic menu, pass 1x of Squall's Ultima
       to Zell.
    4) Using Exchange in the Magic menu, exchange Zell's 1x Ultima
       with all of Squall's Silence.
    You will find that Squall has Ultima junctioned to both HP and STR.
    Repeating the process to junction other attributes desired.
    Note that after reloading of game all the multiple junctions will be
    removed and only one attribute will be junctioned with that magic.
    Note:If you reset the game or rearranged the magic again, Ultima
         will not be junctioned to both Str and HP.
    Tips:Make full use of this Junction Bug. Imagine junctioning both
         100x Ultima to Squall's strength and magic.
    Note:This is a bug found in the Japanese version.
    9.XIII)Auto Pilot-By Kaze Yagami
    When you are flying a Ragnarok, press select to go to the full
    view of the world map, then select any destination, for example
    point the cursor over to Galbadia, you will see two options
    available. Choose the first option by pressing circle and Ragnarok
    will travel automatically without any manual control. Quite
    interesting actually, especially if you are feeling tired of
    contolling Ragnarok. Don't you think so?
    Note:Auto-Pilot only work to areas that are labelled in the world
         map. Examples of areas that do not work with auto-pilotling
         are Deep Sea Research Center [Deep Sea Research Centre],
         Centra Ruin, Fire Cavern, Obel Lake and all Chocobo Forests
    Note:Ragnarok will stop when it reach the desired destination.
    Tips:To regain control of Ragnarok,press X.
    Note:The control is only for the Japanese version.
    9.XIV)Location Of Timber Magazine-By ChaRle5 and Scott Ong
    Here is the list of locations to get all Timber Magazines to uncover
    more of Laguna's past. All these locations are arranged in
    chronological order. Note that you can still enter Balamb Garden
    after disc 3 by landing Ragnarok in Fisherman's Horizon [FH] and
    from there, walk to Balamb Garden.
      1. In the room of Zell's house. You can't take this magazine away.
      2. Head to the Hotel of Balamb. Up the stairs and search the table
         for the magazine. [Choose one] [Refer to below for more details.]
      3. Head to the train station in Balamb Town. [Choose one] [Refer
         to below for more details.]
      4. On the 2nd floor of Dollet Casino. On the left-hand side table.
      5. On the table of the room of Dollet Hotel. Pay 100Gil to enter the
      6. Head to Timber Maniacs and enter the northern-most room. Examine
         the pile of documents on the right side of the room.
      7. Head to Timber Hotel. Talk to the attendant at the counter,
         pay 100 gil and you will be allowed to enter it. Search one near
         the table at the room.
      8. At Deling City, the Capital of Galbadia. Go to the hotel and
         search under the bed, [You can't get it during Laguna scenarios.]
      9. Head to Artisan's House in the Shumi Tribe and search the bed.
     10. Head to Edea's house. It is located on the floor before you
         meet Edea and Headmaster Cid.
     11. Inside the White SeeD ship. It is on the left side of the
         control room, where the sailor is standing. You can find the
         white SeeD ship in Centra region as long as Squall has not
         carried Rinoa to Fisherman's Horizon. [FH]
     12. At Fisherman's Horizon [FH] where the house of Grease Monkey is.
     13. At Fisherman's Horizon [FH] Hotel. Initially, there's a drunkard
         blocking your way to the Hotel. Pay either 100 gils to him or
         get free of charge if you complete the Master Fisherman's Quest.
     14. Head for Trabia Garden and go northwest of a magic point. You
         should enter a Tomb or graveyard now. Search within the Tomb.
    There are a total of 13 magazines scattered throughout the world,
    excluding the first one in Zell's house but you can get only 12
    because you need to choose one at Balamb Town. Each magazine contains
    a piece of information about Laguna. Simply go to the tutorial room
    in Balamb Garden to view the network. It records informations about
    Laguna's past, plus some pictures to show you. Of course, you need
    to know Japanese to understand or it's just useless viewing the
    Note from Kaze Yagami:
    There are two Timber Maniacs you can find in Balamb but you can only
    pick one up (the other one will disappear). One is as above in the
    hotel, and the other is in the train station. Reading the one at
    the hotel will cause Laguna to get drunk in the later event, while
    choosing the one at the station will not. Dialogues between Laguna
    and his friends will also be slightly changed. If you read the
    TimberManiac in Shumi Village before you cleared the Laguna
    Trabia Canyon event, Ward will not be in the party in the Trabia
    Canyon event. You can view his saga at the Balamb Garden Network
    homepage hosted by Selphie.
    Spoiler Information!!!
    Remember, Laguna's occupation is a journalist.So,you guessed it.
    All these timber magazines were a record of his personal diary,
    of all the places he had been to. So, each Timber Maniacs is
    actually an account of his personal life, as well as some
    pictures he had taken during his journey.
    And, in Timber, you can find a building called Timber Maniacs.
    They will tell you that Laguna works here in the past and
    what's all Timber Maniacs about?
    9.XV)Finding Ragnarok In Disc 4-By ChaRle5 and Scott Ong
    Enter the top-left door in Ultimecia Castle, that will lead you to
    the north of Esthar Continent. Just head for the Chocobo Holy in
    the northwest of the world map which is in Grandidi Forest and get
    that free Chocobo. Now return back to the starting door, but don't
    enter. Now walk down the shallow waters of Esthar and head for the
    Cactuar Island. There you will find a huge desert on the left of it.
    Well, the red dot is the Ragnarok. There you will also find a door
    which leads to the right side of that huge chain. Enter this door
    to return back to Ultimecia Castle.
    Tips:You will find a man [CC Joker] as you go down the elevator.
         You can buy items or upgrade your weapons by talking to him.
    Info:As you might have noticed it, due to time compression, you
         cannot enter any towns, cities, as they are being surrounded
         by a barrier. However, you can still enter caves, chocobo
         forests and so on.
    9.XVI)UFO Sighting Incident-Edwin "Shinji Chow and Scott Ong
    You can view the UFOs from disc two onwards at these locations:
    1. The seashore located east of Timber. [Mandy Beach]
    2. Outside winhill village in Galbadia continent. [Winhill Bluffs]
    3. Desert in Centra ruins, northeast of Edea's house. [Kashkabald
    4. The isolated island east of Trabia Garden. [The small island by
       Health Peninsula.]
    Equip Diablo or Bahamut's encounter none and roam around these areas.
    You will encounter empty battles and see the UFO flying, giving you
    empty gil, exp and AP. Once you have viewed all four UFOs, go to
    cliff north of Chocobo Holy. Land the ragnarok, walk along the cliff
    and you will fight PuPu. Defeat PuPu and then head to Balamb area,
    the area where Balamb Garden used to be located. Give him 5 elixirs
    and you will get the PuPu card. If you didn't give elixirs to PuPu,
    and defeat PuPu, you will get an accelerator, but you will lose
    the PuPu card. My advise is take the PuPu card because this is the
    only card which you can't win from any card game. If you didn't take
    the card, it will mean that you cannot complete your card collection.
    9.XVII)Fragments Of the Pot-By ChaRle5 and Scott Ong
    The sidequest is taken directly from Scott Ong's FAq Part I. I have
    rephrased the sentences to make it more precise.
    In the big, mansion of Winhill village, you must talk to the man in
    grey suit, who will ask you to find four fragments of his pot. Here
    they are:
    1st Piece:Enter the grand mansion, near where the pub and Laguna's
              house are. Examine the bronze statue on the left and the
              statue will start to move. Actually, there's a tiny
              chocobo hiding behind the statue, and it is messing up the
              statue. The tiny chocobo will then leave, and you can
              pick up the 1st fragment, which is green in colour.
    2nd Piece:Head for the Pub on the left and go up the stair. And an
              event will occur. [I won't tell you what's about to
              prevent spoilers!] Simply talk to the lady there twice,
              then head downstairs and examine the table. The lady will
              then appear again, and the screen will start to fade to
              white. Upon returning to normal, you will find a cat. Talk
              to the cat to recieve the 2nd fragment.
    3rd Piece:On your way down, as you pass the florist's house, you will
              notice an old, fragile lady standing outside the house,
              then you will see her entering her house again. Go into
              her house, talk to her and examine the southeast corner of
              the flowerbed. Next you will be given two options, pick
              the 1st option and talk to the old lady again. Next examine
              the flowerbed [same spot] and you will find the 3rd piece.
    4th Piece:Head for the street with the "CAUTION" sign. You will hear
              the familar chocobo theme.You will see tiny, baby chocobos
              walking around. Examine the chocobo and it will pop out
              the last fragment. Examine the chocobo a second time will
              give you Gysahl Greens [for summoning of Guardian Force,
              chicobo using item command).
    Once you have collected all four fragments, head to the mansion,
    and talk to the man in grey suit twice, and he will give you Holy
    Stone in exchange of those fragments.
    9.XVIII)Occult Fan Magazines
    Wonder what Occult Fans are for? Well, doesn't much! You can skip
    getting it if you don't wish to. The four Occult Fans provide you
    hints and informations about some Guardian Forces, to be specific,
    mainly Guardian Force, Doomtrain. If you have missed the first two
    Occult Fan, you can still buy it from one of the Esthar shops.
    However, Occult Fan III and IV cannot be bought and once you miss it,
    you will lose it forever. Again, i will stress that these four Occult
    Fans magazines are totally OPTIONAL! So, don't panic if you have
    missed one.
    |Name Of Magazine |Location                     |Information   |Disc  |
    |Occult Fan I     |It is found in a bookshelf   |You can get it|      |
    |                 |inside the library in Balamb |once you have |      |
    |                 |Garden. Simply search there  |defeated      |      |
    |                 |and you will find it.        |Guardian Force| 1~3  |
    |                 |                             |, Ifrit in    |      |
    |                 |                             |Fire Cavern.  |      |
    |Occult Fan II    |Search the documents in Card |You need to   |      |
    |                 |Master's room in Dollet City.|defeat Card   |      |
    |                 |Go to pub in 2F and take the |Master once to|      |
    |                 |upper right door to cross a  |enter the     |      |
    |                 |bridge to enter the room.    |room. [Note   | 1~3  |
    |                 |                             |that you can  |      |
    |                 |                             |also get G.F  |      |
    |                 |                             |Siren Card    |      |
    |                 |                             |from him.]    |      |
    |Occult Fan III   |After Balamb Garden has      |You can only  |      |
    |                 |collided with Fisherman      |get Occult    |      |
    |                 |Horizon, FH. Apologise to    |Fan III in    |      |
    |                 |Master Fisherman and he will |disc 2 and    |  2   |
    |                 |give you the magazine.       |there is no   |      |
    |                 |                             |other alter-  |      |
    |                 |                             |native ways.  |      |
    |Occult Fan IV    |Talk to the President Aide   |You can get   |      |
    |                 |near Air-Station. Then talk  |Occult Fan IV |      |
    |                 |to the Secretary at the      |only in disc 3|      |
    |                 |entrance of the Presidential |, either      |  3   |
    |                 |Palace who is complaining    |before or     |      |
    |                 |about Professor Odine to get |after going to|      |
    |                 |it.                          |Lunar Gate.   |      |
    9.XIX)Card Club Members
    The card club is an organisation formed by a group of Triple Triad
    franchise. It's not easy to be a member of card club as you must be
    very good with playing cards. The card club is composed of the CC
    Jack, Club, Diamond, Spade, Heart, Joker and finally the leader, king.
    You can find the CC at these locations. Note that they will appear
    randomly. If they do not appear at these locations, try going in and
    out of the screen until they appear. You can play with them in
    Balamb Garden from disc one to disc three.
    Note:You must defeat every CC member in this order from Jack to
         Heart, then King. However, you can challenge Joker any
         time when you have defeated two or more CC members.
    Note:Each CC member get more and more tougher each time, meaning the
         chances of them using a better card is higher.
    Tips:Save before you play, just in case you lose any card(s).
    |CC Member Name |Location                     |Special Note |
    |CC Jack        |He is found in the main hall,|Defeat him to|
    |               |where the direction board is |challenge CC |
    |               |located.                     |Club; has no |
    |               |                             |rare card.   |
    |CC Club        |He walks along the main hall |Defeat him to|
    |               |and often seen appearing near|challenge CC |
    |               |the Dormitory, Parking Lot   |CC Diamond;  |
    |               |Cafeteria.                   |has no rare  |
    |               |                             |card.        |
    |CC Diamond     |CC Diamond are actually made |Defeat the   |
    |               |up of two girls. They are    |two girls to |
    |               |found in the main hall where |challenge CC |
    |               |they are often seen walking  |Spade; has   |
    |               |to the direction board. You  |no rare card.|
    |               |must wait for them to stop   |             |
    |               |before you can challenge with|             |
    |               |them.                        |             |
    |CC Spade       |The man on the 2F near the   |Defeat him to|
    |               |elevator. He's the one who   |challenge CC |
    |               |gives you the cards in disc  |Heart; has no|
    |               |one when you talk to him.    |rare card.   |
    |CC Heart       |If i tell you she's a woman  |Defeat her to|
    |               |and locate in the cockpit of |challenge CC |
    |               |balamb garden in 3F, do you  |King. Refer  |
    |               |have any idea of who's she?  |below for    |
    |               |Have you guessed it? She's   |more details.|
    |               |the one standing on the      |Has the      |
    |               |bridge.                      |Carbuncle    |
    |               |                             |rare card.   |
    |CC Joker       |He's found randomly in the   |Has the rare |
    |               |training center. [Training   |card,        |
    |               |centre] He will be selling   |Leviathan.   |
    |               |items there.                 |             |
    |CC King        |Defeat all five CC members,  |Has the rare |
    |               |then talk to Doctor Kadowaki |card,        |
    |               |in the infirmary and she will|Gilgamesh.   |
    |               |reveal that she is the former|Once you have|
    |               |CC member. Now, go to the    |defeated her,|
    |               |Dormitory to have a good     |you have     |
    |               |sleep and CC card king will  |completed the|
    |               |appear randomly. Don't be    |CC quest.    |
    |               |suprised when you found out  |             |
    |               |her identity.                |             |
    |Former CC King |She is in the infirmary and  |Tells you    |
    |               |will reveal to you her       |informations |
    |               |identity once you have beaten|about the CC |
    |               |CC Jack, Club, Diamond, Spade|King.        |
    |               |and Heart. She will tell you |             |
    |               |that the present CC King will|             |
    |               |come and look for you. I     |             |
    |               |guess even if i don't tell   |             |
    |               |who she is, you would have   |             |
    |               |guessed it correctly!        |             |
    Note:The CC members will use the cards that you do not have, however,
         as for the PuPu card, you need to complete the UFO chasing
    In order to play with the CC members in disc 4, you must first
    complete the CC quest from disc one to three, meaning you have
    to defeat CC Jack, Club, Diamond, Spade, Heart and King. For exact
    way of getting Ragnarok in disc 4, i won't go into too much details.
    I will just briefly describe it.
    Notice that there are many chains and doors just before the entrance
    to Ultimecia Castle? Have you ever wondered how to enter the chocobo
    forest in Grandidi Forest? Simply enter the door nearest to the you,
    which is on your left side. You should find yourself on a beach and
    inland is a huge patch of forest, that is Grandidi Forest, of course.
    Simply walk to the chocobo forest and you will get a free chocobo
    ride. Ride the chocobo along the western continent of Esthar and down
    to Centra region. Refer to the red dot in the world map. This indicates
    your airship, Ragnarok. When you get your airship, this is what you
    should do.
    For default Controller:
    1.Hold Triangle and X if you are playing the Japanese version.
    2.Hold Circle and X if you are playing the American version.
    Wonder why the Controls are different?
    A group of people [I don't know why?] e-mail to Square requesting
    Square to change the button configurations. For me, the new controls
    doesn't suit me at all. So, i customise my controls to that of the
    Japanese version. [I wonder who did that?] [What a lousy suggestion!]
    And do you know?
    As you know, the controls have been changed. It affects Final Fantasy
    Anthology as well. I don't know about Final Fantasy Collection, which
    is the Japanese version of Final Fantasy Anthology. X button became
    the confirm button and the Circle button became the cancel button.
    Luckily, Square only swops these two buttons. The menu button and the
    switch member button during battle are still Triangle for Final Fantasy
    Anthology. If Square swops the buttons again, i'll probably have
    problems adjusting to new controls. Luckily, for Final Fantasy VIII,
    you can customise your controls.
    If done correctly:
    CC Heart will meet you at the entrance of the Ragnarok. She says that
    you can play with all the CC members anytime you want inside Ragnarok.
    Wow! Time for a break, right! After all the fighting, it's time to
    relax a bit and play some cards, right?
    Back to the main topic:
    The locations of the CC members are:
    |CC Member Name |Location                     |Special Note |
    |Jack           |Enter the door right of the  |Found at the |
    |               |Ragnarok entrance. The       |Ragnarok     |
    |               |entrance is where CC Heart   |Aisle.       |
    |               |is located or enter the upper|             |
    |               |left door from where CC      |             |
    |               |Diamond is.                  |             |
    |Club           |From where CC Diamond are,   |Found at the |
    |               |just go up the stairs to 2F  |Ragnarok     |
    |               |or you can enter the door    |Aisle in 2F. |
    |               |near CC Joker.               |             |
    |Diamond        |In the main Ragnarok Hangar  |Found at the |
    |               |where you can find a         |Ragnarok     |
    |               |staircase which leads to CC  |Hangar.      |
    |               |Club, and two doors; one     |             |
    |               |leads to CC Jack in the left |             |
    |               |and another one leads to a   |             |
    |               |save point where CC Spade is.|             |
    |Spade          |From where CC Diamond are,   |Found at the |
    |               |take the upper right door.   |Ragnarok     |
    |               |                             |Hangar where |
    |               |                             |the save     |
    |               |                             |point is.    |
    |Joker          |He's the man who sells you   |Found at the |
    |               |items, as well as remodel    |Ragnarok     |
    |               |your weapons. When you first |Aisle.       |
    |               |take the elevator down, you  |             |
    |               |will see him. You can find   |             |
    |               |him by entering the door     |             |
    |               |right of CC Club.            |             |
    |King           |Have her in your party, then |Found at the |
    |               |take her to the Ragnarok     |Ragnarok     |
    |               |Air Room. The Air Room is    |Air Room.    |
    |               |located in the 2F. From where|Remember the |
    |               |CC Club is, just go down the |location when|
    |               |hallway, not the stairs.     |you first    |
    |               |Then, talk to her and she    |enter the    |
    |               |will play with you.          |Ragnarok in  |
    |               |                             |disc 3?      |
    About the CC Members' comeback
    The CC members are making a comeback. Of course, they still can't
    admit that they have lost to you previously. [The CC quest] The CC
    members will pick any rule RANDOMLY from any region, whether it is
    Balamb region, Centra region, Dollet region, Fisherman Horizon [FH]
    region and so on and combine or mix with their initial rules. In
    my own opinion, the WORST rule is probably RANDOM. [I am not sure
    about you. It's just personal opinion.] The CC members will begin
    with all the rules belonging to these regions:
    |Name Of CC Members |Initial Rules[Region]         |
    |Jack               |Balamb Rules.                 |
    |Club               |Dollet Rules.                 |
    |Diamond            |Trabia Rules.                 |
    |Spade              |Esthar Rules.                 |
    |Heart              |Fisherman Horizon [FH] Rules. |
    |Joker              |Centra Rules.                 |
    |King               |Lunar Base Rules.             |
    Note:If you find that you are missing a few more rare cards and the
         CC members do not show these new cards anymore, try beating
         the Card Queen in disc 4 at the Esthar Continent. Refer to
         below for more details. Why? After beating all the CC members,
         including CC King again in Ragnarok in disc 4, my card collection
         is still incomplete as i do not have the Kiros and Irvine card.
         Then, i play with Card Queen. Indeed, the two missing cards are
         with her! That's how i complete my card collection!
    9.XX)Card Queen in Disc 4
    I won't talk about the card queen quest as chasing the card queen
    can be very tedious. If you need any help, you can refer to other
    faqs, specifically Scott Ong's faq Part II, Eugene See's rare card
    faq and so on. As for the game rules, i won't go into details yet.
    When you reach disc 4, you may be think that it is impossible to
    collect all the cards. However, you can challenge Card Queen in
    disc 4 to get all the rare cards. Card Queen will use rare cards
    that are level 9 to 10. The card queen will use all the rules
    to play with you.
    The Queen is found in the escape retrieval pod in Abandon Plains
    just at the southern most tip of Esthar Continent. It's invisible
    in the world map. Simply land your Ragnarok nearby and make your
    way to the southern tip. The world map screen will change to the
    field screen and you should see card queen.
    I got several mails, asking me about the exact location of Card
    Queen. The location is rather tricky. Notice that the major region
    of Esthar Continent is being surrounded by huge wire frames or
    walls. It's located just outside this major region in the south.
    Try going into the main menu and check if you are in Abandon Plains.
    [Assuming if you are outside this 'major region'!] Then, just land
    your Ragnarok and walk south.
    I have to admit i do have problems finding the Card Queen at first.
    Just be patient! If you simply just walk along the southern tips,
    you will definitely encounter Card Queen.
    Note:The location is the same as where you discover Piet in in disc
    9.XXI)Getting Chicobo Card
    Visit all chocobo forest, solve all the puzzles. You need to use
    the chocobo sonar and detector and leave one chocobo. The chocobo
    will summon a mother chocobo. Get some holy, meteor, ultima stones.
    If you want more informations on how to solve the riddles, refer to
    Scott Ong's walkthrough part II for more information.
    The location of the forest are:
    1)Near Edea's house.
    2)North of the Centra Ruin.
    3)Southwest of Cactuar Island
    4)North of Shumi Village.
    5)South of Shumi Village.
    6)North of Trabia Garden near the mountains.
    7)Chocobo Holy is located in the large patch of forest in the
      northeast part of the world map, north of Esthar continent.
    When you have solved all the riddles from 1 to 6 in these chocobo
    forest, go to Roaming Forest, which is a Bika Snowfield in Trabia
    area and ride the chocobos all the way down south, crossing shallow
    waters to the Chocobo Holy forest in Grandidi Forest. For your
    information, Chocobo Holy is located in the midst of Grandidi
    Forest in the northeast of the world. Chocobo Holy is so highly
    remote that even Ragnarok cannot be accessed to it. The other way
    of reaching Chocobo Holy is during disc four, when you are on
    your way to get back your Ragnarok. Once you reach Chocobo Holy,
    enter and you will find a chocobo there. It will perform a dance
    for you and following that, talk to it to get your Chicobo card.
    9.XXII)Hidden Save Point
    After minutes of hard work, you have finally reached the bottom of
    Deep Sea Research Center [Deep Sea Research Centre] to beat Ultima
    Weapon to draw your final Guardian Force, Eden but because of
    certain ^ unknown circumstances, you have to restart again. [Whether
    it is because your party is being K.O by Ultima weapon or whatever.]
    Fustrated and angry, right!
    Okay, enough of my craps! Luckily, there's a save point just before
    you fight with Ultima Weapon. You probably haven't noticed it as
    the save point is invisible. There's a machine there at the bottom
    which you need to operate to fight with Ultima weapon. Just before
    there, there is a hidden save point and in order to use the
    hidden save point, you need to equip Siren's Move/Find ability.
    Save it before you fight Ultima weapon and you may consider using
    items like tent or cottage there to regain your party's HP
    before continuing.
    Special thanks to MoogleKng <MoogleKng@aol.com> and X. Calibur
    <xcalibur@ignmail.com> for telling me about the hidden save
    point just before fighting Ultima Weapon.
    Ever wonder what the organ in Ultimecia Castle is used for? Well,
    nothing much but it can lead you to a rare item, Rosetta Stone.
    This is what you should do:
    Go to the organ and choose to play the organ. Press L1, R1, L2, R2,
    Circle, Square, X, Triangle simulaneously. Now, exit to return back
    to the courtyard and take the passage to the right. You will notice
    that the hole in the wall to the right is now opened. Enter and
    it will lead you to another new area. Walk through the passage
    and at the next screen, search the top-right corner of the
    screen for a Rosetta Stone.
    9.XXIV)Easy Gergero
    On your attempt to capture the President of Deling, you discover that
    the President in the train is fake. Someone must have disguised as
    him. True enough, the fake President must be some kind of monster or
    any undead.
    You will first have a fight with the fake President and after
    defeating him, the fake President will then morph into a monster,
    called Gergero.
    To make the fight easier, simply use Phoenix Down or cast any life
    magic on him. Observe what will happen later on.
    9.XXV)Obel Lake Mystery
    At first, i didn't really want to add in this section because Scott
    Ong has already covered it in his faq. Secondly, i was quite lazy.
    Well, i got several mails, asking me about Obel Lake mystery. I have
    solved the mystery quite long ago but...... judging from the amount
    of mails i got, perhaps i should..... You might also want to refer
    to Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough Part II for Obel Lake mystery.
    Note that the mystery to Obel Lake can only be solved in disc three.
    The most important thing to do now is to locate where the Obel Lake
    is. You are now in disc three and have the Ragnarok airship. Take
    the Ragnarok and fly to Galbadia continent near Timber. You should
    notice a very small spit that curves into a lake. Land your Ragnarok
    somewhere nearby and walk to the edge. Press X for the American
    version and Circle for the Japanese version to search and you
    should notice a message that pops up something like this:
    This must be Obel Lake.
         Throw a rock.
        >Try humming.
    Choose the second option and hum. A message pops up again like this:
    A black shadow rose to the surface.
         Throw a rock.
        >Try humming again.
    When the Black Shadow appears, keep talking to him until he asks you
    to find his friend, Mr. Monkey. He hints that his friend, Mr. Monkey
    is somewhere in the forest. So, search the forest just to the west
    of Dollet near the train station on the Hasberry Plains. But before
    that, choose to throw a rock until it says 'The rock skipped
    many many times.'
    "It's my friend, Mr. Monkey...
    Can you find him for me?"
    Walk around the forest and a message will pop out, giving you two
    choices to choose. Choose the first option to throw a rock.
    If you get a message saying, 'The rock skipped many many times,'
    you should see this message:
    ...D-Darn it!
    ...You're gonna pay for that!"
    Enraged, Mr. Monkey will throw a stone carved with some writing
    on it at you. The letters on the carving are "URHAEO."
    If you throw a stone and the message says that it skip between 1 to
    5 times, you will always get a message like this:
    "Ahh Darn it!" Y-You're just a big loser. I can make the rock skip
    as many times as I want! So there! Ha-ha! Loser! Dork! Idiot! Your
    mom wears combat boots."
    There's the monkey!
        >Throw a rock.
    Return to Obel Lake and talk to the Black Shadow. Keep on talking
    to him until he gives you four useful hints. Each hints tell you
    where the location of a special stone with words carved on it is.
    Here's the hints:
    First Rock
    Hint:"At the beach in Balamb, something special washes a shore all
    Go to Rinaul Coast located east of Balamb Town. Walk around there
    and you will find a message pops up:
    It looks man-made, and
    has some carving on it...
    You have found the first stone already, now search for the
    other stones now.
    The letters on the carving are "STSLRM."
    Second Rock
    Hint:"Mr. Monkey had a rock like this i think..."
    Yes...The rock which Mr. Monkey throws it to you is the second stone.
    However, if you didn't manage to get the stone just now, Shadow
    will tell that,
    "If he's not around, perhaps he took a train towards Dollet."
    =>Only when Mr. Monkey escapes.
    =>You can find Mr. Monkey again in Hasberry Plains located near
    The letters on the carving are "URHAEO."
    Third Rock
    Hint:"This long narrow stretch of island is located east of Timber
         and next to the railroad bridge that leads to Fisherman's
         Horizon and Esthar.
    Go to Mandy Beach east of Timber. It's an isolated island and it
    is rather hard to find. Search along the island and a message
    will pop out somethibng like this:
    You found a piece of rock by your foot...
    Now, only left with one more stone.
    The letters on the carving are "REAIDR."
    Fourth Rock
    Hint:"There's also something on top of a mountain with a lake and
    Your next destination is Monterosa Plateau. Follow where the
    river flows and it will lead to a waterfall. Land your Ragnarok
    on top of the mountain and search the edge of the waterfall
    and a message will pop out something like:
    A bird is warming an egg.
        >Check it out.
         Leave it alone.
    Choose the first option, 'Check it out.' You will encounter a
    fight against 2x Thrustaevis. They are quite easy to defeat.
    Once they are defeated, you will find the last rock.
    The letters on the carving are "EASNPD."
    Now, return back to Obel Lake.
    |No. |Location of the Rock   |Letters     |
    | 1. |Rinaul Coast           |S T S L R M |
    | 2. |From Mr Monkey         |U R H A E O |
    | 3. |Mandy Beach            |R E A I D R |
    | 4. |Monterosa Plateau      |E A S N P D |
    Now, can you begin out the mystery?
    Okay, If you read from right to left starting from top to bottom,
    Okay, time to head to Modred Plains. Modred Plain is located north
    from the Great Plains of Esthar. The treasure is rather hard to
    find. So, if you want an ASCII diagram of the exact location of
    where the treasure is, refer to Scott Ong's walkthrough/faq
    Part II.
    Ignore what the other coloured rock says. Search for a red-faced
    rock and the rock will tell you to move in opposite direction.
    Follow what the red-faced rock tells you and the location of
    the treasure, Three Star is located in the centre of the star
    [From Scott Ong's ASCII art.]
    There's another item which you can also get from the clues that
    the other coloured rock gives you. But, i am not going to list
    out every single clues.
    Simply go to Minde Island at the lower left part of the Esthar
    Continent. Search around and you will find another item, Luck-J
    So far, these are the only treasures that i know. You can only
    solve Obel Lake's mystery in disc three. Don't worry if you
    can't solve the mystery or you are already in disc 4 and have
    not solved it yet. The treasures, in my opinion, aren't quite
    worthwhile. Firstly, solving this Obel Lake takes quite a long
    time. Secondly, though i agree with everyone that Three Stars
    is a valuable item, but don't forget that you can convert
    Squall's card to 3x Three Stars. This is just my personal
    opinion and you can choose to accept it or not!
    9.XXVI)GameShark Codes:Do not OVERUSE it!!!
    Special thanks to the Gameshark Code Creator's Club for their gameshark
    codes for FF8. Here is the HTML address of the Gameshark Code Creator's
    An additional advice:
    Do not try and use gameshark codes too often unless you have skipped a
    G.F.It really ruin the fun of the game.In fact,the only ones who can
    complete the game without referring to any strategy guides,or using any
    gameshark codes are the 'master of the game.'If you think you are the
    'master of the game',then prove it yourself.Do you dare to take up the
    Note:The gameshark codes below is for the Japanese version only!
    General Code
    Allows FF8 to Play in a Mod-Chipped System               D009B2B0 FFF3
                                                             8009B2E0 0046
                                                             D009B2B0 FFF3
                                                             8009B2E2 1000
    Infinite Money                                           80076BA4 0FFF
                                                             80066BA6 5F5E
    Infinite Save                                            8006F372 0100
    Play Time                                                80076D68 FFFF
    Limit Time Play Fast                                     80076D6C FFFF
    Super Chocobo                                            8009D4B4 0000
                                                             8009D4B6 0401
    Main Character
    Max HP                                                   80076528 270F
    Infinite HP                                              8007652A 270F
    Max EXP                                                  8007652C FFFF
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    8007652E ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076530 000?
    Max Strength                                             80076532 FFFF
    Max Knowledge                                            80076534 FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                80076536 FFFF
    Second Character
    Max HP                                                   800766F0 270F
    Infinite HP                                              800766F2 270F
    Max EXP                                                  800766F4 FFFF
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    800766F6 ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     800766F8 000?
    Max Strength                                             800766FA FFFF
    Max Knowledge                                            800766FC FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                800766FE FFFF
    Third Character
    Max HP                                                   800768B8 270F
    Infinite HP                                              800768BA 270F
    Max EXP                                                  800768BC FFFF
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    800768BE ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     800768C0 000?
    Max Strength                                             800768C2 FFFF
    Max knowledge                                            800768C4 FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                800768C6 00FF
    Fourth Character
    Max HP                                                   80076A80 270F
    Infinite HP                                              80076A82 270F
    Max EXP                                                  80076A84 FFFF
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    80076A86 ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076A88 000?
    Max Strength                                             80076A8A FFFF
    Max Knowledge                                            80076A8C FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                80076A8E FFFF
    Fifth Character
    Max HP                                                   80076788 270F
    Infinite HP                                              8007678A 270F
    Max EXP                                                  8007678C FFFF
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    8007678E ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076790 000?
    Max Strength                                             80076792 FFFF
    Max Knowledge                                            80076794 FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                80076796 FFFF
    Sixth Character
    Max HP                                                   80076820 270F
    Infinite HP                                              80076822 270F
    Max EXP                                                  80076824 82B8
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    80076826 ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076828 000?
    Max Strength                                             8007682A FFFF
    Max Knowledge                                            8007682C FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                8007682E FFFF
    7th Character
    Max HP                                                   800768B8 270F
    Infinite HP                                              800768BA 270F
    Max EXP                                                  800768BC 82B8
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    800768BE ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     800768C0 000?
    Max Strength                                             800768C2 FFFF
    Max Knowledge                                            800768C4 FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                800768C6 00FF
    8th Character
    Max HP                                                   80076950 270F
    Infinite HP                                              80076952 270F
    Max EXP                                                  80076954 82B8
    EXP For Next Level Up                                    80076956 ????
    Change Character (Replace ? For 0-A)                     80076958 000?
    Max Strength                                             8007695A FFFF
    Max Knowledge                                            8007695C FFFF
    Max Lucky                                                8007695E FFFF
    Main Character
    (All Magic)                                              80076538 6301
                                                             8007653A 6302
                                                             8007653C 6303
                                                             8007653E 6304
                                                             80076540 6305
                                                             80076542 6306
                                                             80076544 6307
                                                             80076548 6308
                                                             8007654A 6309
                                                             8007654C 630A
                                                             8007654E 630B
                                                             80076550 630C
                                                             80076552 630D
                                                             80076554 630E
                                                             80076556 630F
                                                             80076558 6310
                                                             8007655A 6311
                                                             8007655C 6312
                                                             8007655E 6313
                                                             80076560 6314
                                                             80076562 6315
                                                             80076564 6316
                                                             80076566 6317
                                                             80076568 6318
                                                             8007656A 6319
                                                             8007656C 631A
                                                             8007656E 631B
                                                             80076570 631C
                                                             80076572 631D
                                                             80076574 631E
                                                             80076576 631F
    Second Character
    (All Magic)                                              80076700 6311
                                                             80076702 6312
                                                             80076704 6313
                                                             80076706 6314
                                                             80076708 6315
                                                             8007670A 6316
                                                             8007670C 6317
                                                             8007670E 6318
                                                             80076710 6319
                                                             80076712 631A
                                                             80076714 631B
                                                             80076716 631C
                                                             80076718 631D
                                                             8007671A 631E
                                                             8007671C 631F
                                                             8007671E 6320
                                                             80076720 6321
                                                             80076722 6322
                                                             80076724 6323
                                                             80076726 6324
                                                             80076728 6325
                                                             8007672A 6326
                                                             8007672C 6327
                                                             8007672E 6328
                                                             80076730 6329
                                                             80076732 632A
                                                             80076734 632B
                                                             80076736 632C
                                                             80076738 632D
                                                             8007673A 632E
                                                             8007673C 632F
                                                             8007673E 6330
    Third Character
    (All Magic)                                              800768C8 6321
                                                             800768CA 6322
                                                             800768CC 6323
                                                             800768CE 6324
                                                             800768D0 6325
                                                             800768D2 6326
                                                             800768D4 6327
                                                             800768D6 6328
                                                             800768D8 6329
                                                             800768DA 632A
                                                             800768DC 632B
                                                             800768DE 632C
                                                             800768E0 632D
                                                             800768E2 632E
                                                             800768E4 632F
                                                             800768E6 6330
                                                             800768E8 6331
                                                             800768EA 6332
                                                             800768EC 6333
                                                             800768EE 6334
                                                             800768F0 6335
                                                             800768F2 6336
                                                             800768F4 6337
                                                             800768F6 6338
                                                             800768F8 6339
                                                             800768FA 633A
                                                             800768FC 633B
                                                             800768FE 633C
                                                             80076900 633D
                                                             80076902 633E
                                                             80076904 633F
                                                             80076906 6340
    Fourth Character
    (All Magic)                                              80076A90 6331
                                                             80076A92 6332
                                                             80076A94 6333
                                                             80076A96 6334
                                                             80076A98 6335
                                                             80076A9A 6336
                                                             80076A9C 6337
                                                             80076A9E 6338
                                                             80076AA0 6339
                                                             80076AA2 633A
                                                             80076AA4 633B
                                                             80076AA6 633C
                                                             80076AA8 633D
                                                             80076AAA 633E
                                                             80076AAC 633F
                                                             80076AAE 6340
                                                             80076AB0 6341
                                                             80076AB2 6342
                                                             80076AB4 6343
                                                             80076AB6 6344
                                                             80076AB8 6345
                                                             80076ABA 6346
                                                             80076ABC 6347
                                                             80076ABE 6348
                                                             80076AC0 6349
                                                             80076AC2 634A
                                                             80076AC4 634B
                                                             80076AC6 634C
                                                             80076AC8 634D
                                                             80076ACA 634E
                                                             80076ACC 634F
                                                             80076ACE 6350
    Fifth Character
    (All Magic)                                              80076798 6301
                                                             8007679A 6302
                                                             8007679C 6303
                                                             8007679E 6304
                                                             800767A0 6305
                                                             800767A2 6306
                                                             800767A4 6307
                                                             800767A6 6308
                                                             800767A8 6309
                                                             800767AA 630A
                                                             800767AC 630B
                                                             800767AE 630C
                                                             800767B0 630D
                                                             800767B2 630E
                                                             800767B4 630F
                                                             800767B6 6310
                                                             800767B8 6311
                                                             800767BA 6312
                                                             800767BC 6313
                                                             800767BE 6314
                                                             800767C0 6315
                                                             800767C2 6316
                                                             800767C4 6317
                                                             800767C6 6318
                                                             800767C8 6319
                                                             800767CA 631A
                                                             800767CC 631B
                                                             800767CE 631C
                                                             800767D0 631D
                                                             800767D2 631E
                                                             800767D4 631F
                                                             800767D6 6320
    Sixth Character
    (All Magic)                                              80076830 6301
                                                             80076832 6302
                                                             80076834 6303
                                                             80076836 6304
                                                             80076838 6305
                                                             8007683A 6306
                                                             8007683C 6307
                                                             8007683E 6308
                                                             80076840 6309
                                                             80076842 630A
                                                             80076844 630B
                                                             80076846 630C
                                                             80076848 630D
                                                             8007684A 630E
                                                             8007684C 630F
                                                             8007684E 6310
                                                             80076850 6311
                                                             80076852 6312
                                                             80076854 6313
                                                             80076856 6314
                                                             80076858 6315
                                                             8007685A 6316
                                                             8007685C 6317
                                                             8007685E 6318
                                                             80076860 6319
                                                             80076862 631A
                                                             80076864 631B
                                                             80076866 631C
                                                             80076868 631D
                                                             8007686A 631E
                                                             8007686C 631F
                                                             8007686E 6320
    G.F. Acquisition & Change Shiva (Main Character)         800760FC FFFF
                                                             800760FE FFFF
                                                             80076100 FFFF
                                                             80076102 FFFF
                                                             80076104 FFFF
                                                             80076106 FFFF
                                                             80076108 FFFF
                                                             8007610A 00FF
                                                             80076140 FFFF
                                                             80076142 FFFF
                                                             80076144 FFFF
                                                             80076146 FFFF
                                                             80076148 FFFF
                                                             8007614A FFFF
                                                             8007614C FFFF
                                                             8007614E 00FF
    All Acquisition                                          800760F8 0100
                                                             8007613C 0100
                                                             80076180 0100
                                                             800761C4 0100
                                                             80076208 0100
                                                             8007624C 0100
                                                             80076290 0100
                                                             800762D4 0100
                                                             80076318 0100
                                                             8007635C 0100
                                                             800763A0 0100
                                                             800763E4 0100
                                                             80076428 0100
                                                             8007646C 0100
                                                             800764B0 0100
                                                             800764F4 0100
    Pocket Muumuu Unlock                                     8001F7B4 576D
                                                             8001F7B6 106F
    Acquisition LV100 After 1 Battle                         80022752 34A2
    In-Battle Code
    After One Battle, GF Max                                 D002276C 000C
                                                             8002276E AE30
    After One Battle, Memorize All Enemy Skill               800229A0 0001
    When Make Magic, Magic Stone Will Not Reduced            D01E6986 0066
                                                             801E6986 0060
    Fast Store Energy to Attack                              800775C4 2EE0
                                                             80077794 2EE0
                                                             80077964 2EE0
    Infinite HP                                              800775B2 270F
                                                             80077782 270F
                                                             80077952 270F
    1st Character (Down+L2 to Use Special Attack)            D0081B0E 8001
                                                             80077460 0400
    2nd Character (Down+R2 to Use Special AttacK)            D0081B0E 8002
                                                             80077630 0400
    3rd Character (Down+L1 to Use Special Attack)            D0081B0E 8004
                                                             80077800 0400
    1st Character (Up+L2 to Use Acquisition Attack)          D0081B0E 1001
                                                             80077454 0000
    2nd Character (Up+R2 to Use Acquisition Attack)          D0081B0E 1002
                                                             80077624 0000
    3rd Character (Up+L1 to Use Acquisition Attack)          D0081B0E 1004
                                                             800777F4 0000
    Caetla Only Codes
    Main Character (All Magic)                            B0310002 00000001
                                                              80076538 6301
    Second Character (All Magic)                          B0310002 00000001
                                                              80076700 6311
    Third Character (All Magic)                           B0310002 00000001
                                                              800768C8 6321
    Fourth Character (All Magic)                          B0310002 00000001
                                                              80076A90 6331
    Fifth Character (All Magic)                           B0200002 00000001
                                                              80076798 6301
    Sixth Character (All Magic)                           B0200002 00000001
                                                              80076830 6301
    All GF Card And Player                                B04B0002 00000000
                                                              80077378 E4E4
                                                              300773C4 00E4
                                                          B01F0002 00000000
                                                              800773C6 F0F0
                                                              300773C5 00F0
                                                              800773E6 FFFF
                                                              800773E8 FFFF
                                                              300773EA 00FF
    Guardian Force Codes
    GF 1
    Max HP                                                    80077A58 270F
                                                              80077A5A 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077A5C 967F
                                                              80077A5E 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077A60 0063
    GF 2
    Max HP                                                    80077A64 270F
                                                              80077A66 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077A68 967F
                                                              80077A6A 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077A6C 0063
    GF 3
    Max HP                                                    80077A70 270F
                                                              80077A72 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077A74 967F
                                                              80077A76 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077A78 0063
    GF 4
    Max HP                                                    80077A7C 270F
                                                              80077A7E 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077A80 967F
                                                              80077A82 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077A84 0063
    GF 5
    Max HP                                                    80077A88 270F
                                                              80077A8A 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077A8C 967F
                                                              80077A8E 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077A90 0063
    GF 6
    Max HP                                                    80077A94 270F
                                                              80077A96 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077A98 967F
                                                              80077A9A 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077A9C 0063
    GF 7
    Max HP                                                    80077AA0 270F
                                                              80077AA2 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077AA4 967F
                                                              80077AA6 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077AA8 0063
    GF 8
    Max HP                                                    80077AAC 270F
                                                              80077AAE 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077AB0 967F
                                                              80077AB2 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077AB4 0063
    GF 9
    Max HP                                                    80077AB8 270F
                                                              80077ABA 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077ABC 967F
                                                              80077ABE 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077AC0 0063
    GF 10
    Max HP                                                    80077AC4 270F
                                                              80077AC6 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077AC8 967F
                                                              80077ACA 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077ACC 0063
    GF 11
    Max HP                                                    80077AD0 270F
                                                              80077AD2 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077AD4 967F
                                                              80077AD6 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077AD8 0063
    GF 12
    Max HP                                                    80077ADC 270F
                                                              80077ADE 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077AE0 967F
                                                              80077AE2 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077AE4 0063
    GF 13
    Max HP                                                    80077AE8 270F
                                                              80077AEA 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077AEC 967F
                                                              80077AEE 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077AF0 0063
    GF 14
    Max HP                                                    80077AF4 270F
                                                              80077AF6 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077AF8 967F
                                                              80077AFA 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077AFC 0063
    GF 15
    Max HP                                                    80077B00 270F
                                                              80077B02 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077B04 967F
                                                              80077B06 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077B08 0063
    GF 16
    Max HP                                                    80077B0C 270F
                                                              80077B0E 270F
    Max exp                                                   80077B10 967F
                                                              80077B12 0098
    Level 99                                                  30077B14 0063
    Enable GF Codes
    GF1                                                       800760F8 0100
    GF2                                                       8007613C 0100
    GF3                                                       80076180 0100
    GF4                                                       800761C4 0100
    GF5                                                       80076208 0100
    GF6                                                       8007624C 0100
    GF7                                                       80076290 0100
    GF8                                                       800762D4 0100
    GF9                                                       80076318 0100
    GF10                                                      8007635C 0100
    GF11                                                      800763A0 0100
    GF12                                                      800763E4 0100
    GF13                                                      80076428 0100
    GF14                                                      8007646C 0100
    GF15                                                      800764B0 0100
    GF16                                                      800764F4 0100
    Other Codes
    No Random Battles                                         80077B18 000C
    SeeD Ranking Level A                                      80076E08 0C1C
    All Items (Caetla Only)                               B0C60002 00000001
                                                              80076BDC 6401
    No Enemy:Encounter Nothing                                D00A7E30 0003
                                                              800A7E30 0000
    One Fight For One Level                                   800779B4 03E8
                                                              800779B6 03E8
                                                              800779B8 03E8
                                                              800779BA 0000
                                                              800779BC 0000
                                                              800779BE 0000
    One Fight For Max AP                                      80077A00 00FF
                                                              80077A02 00FF
                                                              80077A04 00FF
    Speed Upon Battle                                         800775C0 0FA0
                                                              800775C4 0FA0
                                                              80077790 0FA0
                                                              80077794 0FA0
                                                              80077960 0FA0
                                                              80077964 0FA0
    Time In Fire Cave                                         D0076D6C 0256
                                                              80076D6C 0258
    After One Battle, Money Max                               D00BF524 0004
                                                              800BF524 0001
    After One Battle, Level Max                               8002183C 0001
    After One Battle, GF Point Max                            800216D4 0001
    View Boss, Turbo Attack (Press R2)                        D00A74FC 1823
                                                              800EEF58 0000
                                                              D00A74FC 0002
                                                              800EF0F8 0000
    Slot Control (Limit Selphie)                              D00EFFE0 0001
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    Main Character Has All Magic                              50000702 0001
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    Note:The mod chip gameshark code is only used for gameshark ver 2.3 or
         higher.It is only for PS owners who have the mod chip in their PS
         and wants to play FF8.No responsible will be made to any damage
         caused for your PlayStation.
    Note:All the above cheats only work for the Japanese Final Fantasy 8.
    Like Faye Wong's voice or the introduction FMV theme, Liberi Fiberi,
    but you don't know the English translation? Nope, here are the English
    lyrics for Eyes On Me, plus a translated lyrics for Liberi Fatali. I
    have obtained permission from the various site and now here are the
    10.I)Eyes On Me
    Whenever sang my songs
    On the stage, on my own
    Whenever said my words
    Wishing they would be heard
    I saw you smiling at me
    Was it real or just my fantasy
    You'd always be there in the corner
    Of this tiny little bar
    My last night here for you
    Same old songs,just once more
    My last night here with you?
    Maybe yes,maybe no
    I kind of liked it your way
    How you shyly placed your eyes on me
    Oh, did you ever know?
    That I had mine on you
    *Darling, so there you are
    With that look on your face
    As if you're never hurt
    As if you're never down
    Shall I be the one for you
    Who pinches you softly but sure
    If frown is shown then
    I will know that you're no dreamer
    So let me come to you
    Close as I wanted be
    Close enough for me
    To feel your heart beating fast
    And stay there as I whisper
    How I loved your peaceful eyes on me
    Did you ever know
    That I had mine on you
    Darling, so share with me
    Your love if you have enough
    Your tears if you're holding back
    Or pain if that's what it is
    How can I let you know
    I'm more than the dress and the voice
    Just reach me out then
    You will know that you're no dreamer
    Credit:Thanks to Heero Yuy for allowing me to publish the lyrics above.
           I ask for his permission because i really like the song very
           much.Wow,Faye Wong's voice is so sweet.I hope more people will
           like the song.
    10.I)Liberi Fatali
    Here is the English translation taken from extreme at
    Liberi Fatali
    Excitate vos e somno, liberi mei.
    Cunae non sunt.
    Excitate vos e somno, liberi fatali.
    Somnus non eat.
    Invenite hortum veritatis.
    Ardente veritate
    Urite mala mundi.
    Ardente veritate
    Incendite tenebras mundi.
    Valete, liberi,
    Diebus fatalibus.
    Children of Fate
    Wake up, my children,
    The cradles are gone.
    Wake up, Children of Fate,
    The peaceful sleep is over.
    Rise up
    Search for the Garden of Truth
    With fiery truth
    Burn off all the deceit of the world
    With fiery truth
    Light up the dark world.
    Goodbye, children,
    The next moment of meeting is the moment of fate.
    Credit:Thanks to Kaze Yagami for correcting the mistakes in the lyrics
           for Liberi Fatali,as well as doing the translation.
    11)Final Fantasy VIII OST List
    Are you a fan of Nobuo Uematsu? Final Fantasy VIII Original Sound
    Track has been released. With a total of 74 tracks that are spread
    across four CDs, fans of Nobuo Uematsu shouldn't miss it. I will
    now list the name of the tracks below.
    Disc 1
    01.Liberi Fatali
    02.Balamb Garden
    03.Blue Fields
    04.Don't Be Afraid
    05.The Winner
    06.Find Your Way
    08.The Landing
    09.Starting Up
    10.Force Your Way
    11.The Loser
    12.Never Look Back
    13.Dead End
    15.Shuffie or Boogie
    16.Waltz for the Moon
    17.Tell Me
    19.The Man with the Machine Gun
    21.Roses and Wine
    23.Timber Owls
    Disc 2
    01.My Mind
    02.The Mission
    03.Martial Law
    04.Cactus Jack (Galbadian Anthem)
    05.Only a Plank Between One and Perdition
    06.Succession of Witches
    07.Galbadia Garden
    09.Under Her Control
    10.The Stage is Set
    11.A sacrifice
    12.Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec
    16.Fragments of Memories
    Disc 3
    01.The Spy
    04.Blue Sky
    07.Fisherman's Horizon
    08.Odeka Ke Chocobo
    09.Where I Belong
    10.The Oath
    11.Slide Show Part1
    12.Slide Show Part2
    13.Love Grows
    14.The Salt Flats
    15.Trust Me
    16.Silence and Motion
    17.Dance with the Balamb-fish
    18.Tears of the moon
    20.Eyes On Me
    Disc 4
    01.Mods de Chocobo
    02.Ride On
    04.Lunatic Pandora
    05.Compression of Time
    06.The Castle
    07.The Legendary Beast
    08.Maybe I'm a Lion
    09.The Extreme
    10.The Successor
    11.Ending Theme
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    Last Updated:30th June 2000
     1)Why is there a mod chip protection installed in the Japanese
       version of Final Fantasy VIII?
       The mod chip protection is something which prevents modified
       PlayStation from playing Japanese Final Fantasy VIII. A modified
       PlayStation breaks the codes and allows the system to play both
       the US and Japanese games. However, with this mod chip
       protection, you can't play Japanese Final Fantasy VIII. Note
       that the US version do not have any mod chip protection.
     2)Why is there a mod chip protection? What's the purpose for?
       Square wants to curb importers from buying Japanese version of
       Final Fantasy VIII. As for the real reason why, i don't know.
       Perhaps, Square wants to discourage importers so that they know
       the exact sales of Final Fantasy VIII in Japan.
     3)How do i overcome mod chip protection?
       The only way is to use a gameshark. You can refer to the
       gameshark codes in the gameshark code section. There is another
       way also but i strongly discourage it. In Asia, where piracy is
       rampant, they have figured out a way to bypass the mod chip
       protection. Refer to below for more informations.
     4)How do these people do it?
       According to my friend who has bought pirated Final Fantasy VIII
       CDs, the SquareSoft Staff Of Final Fantasy VIII Introduction was
       taken away from the game. It's the same thing you see in the
       introduction film you see in the US version. But, you would
       probably agree with me that this introduction film doesn't mean
       much at all. The SquareSoft Staff Of Final Fantasy VIII
       Introduction was taken out because that's where the Mod Chip
       Protection is being found. Once that's being taken out, you can
       play Final Fantasy VIII on a modified PlayStation. Since the Mod
       Chip Protection code is found in all SquareSoft Staff of Final
       Fantasy VIII, all the SquareSoft Staff of Final Fantasy VIII was
       taken out from all discs, meaning those who bought the pirated
       games would miss it.
     5)How many discs does Final Fantasy VIII [PSX] have?
       Four discs. It's one more disc extra than Final Fantasy VII
       for the PlayStation.
     6)What is the technological advancement Final Fantasy VIII has
       over Final Fantasy VII?
       Final Fantasy VII runs in 15 frames per second but Final Fantasy
       VIII runs in 30 frames per second. As seen from the games, the
       characters are no longer deformed as before in Final Fantasy VII.
     7)Who is Faye Wong?
       This is a silly question. She's the most popular singing in Hong
       Kong and is agruably the best Asia Singer, and well-known as the
       Heavenly Queen in Asia. If you don't know her, then you are...
     8)What song did Faye Wong sing?
       Faye Wong was hired by Square to sing the song entitled 'Eyes
       On Me'. Nobuo Uematsu was told to write a love vocal song for
       Final Fantasy VIII to suit for the love theme. The song, as
       expected was 'Eyes On Me.' According to what i know, Square
       paid a reasonably high amount of money to hire her to sing.
     9)Why did they choose Faye Wong to sing 'Eyes On Me'?
       At first, they were thinking of who would be suited to sing
       'Eyes On Me.' They listened to many albums and they could not
       find a suitable one until they heard one of Faye Wong's songs.
    10)What is the PocketStation?
       The Pocketstation is a memory card with a screen, control pad,
       2 buttons,and battery powered. It allows you to save your game,
       as well as play mini games (outside of PS). There is apparently
       an extra mini-game called 'Choco World' or 'Odekate Chocobo RPG.'
       Final Fantasy VIII is one of the few games that support a
       PocketStation. Other few games that support PocketStation
       includes Metal Gear Solid Integral, Monster Rancher 2 etc. The
       US Final Fantasy VIII supports PocketStation as well but you
       need to import a PocketStation directly from Japan, which is
       quite expensive.
    11)Do you mean that the PocketStation we imported from Japan can
       play US games?
       I suppose so! According to Kaze Yagami <Yagami@pacific.net.sg>, he
       told me that his PocketStation can play both the Choco World for
       the Japanese and US version.
    12)How much does a PocketStation cost? And, how or where do i import
       a PocketStation?
       Honestly, i don't know how or where you can import one. According
       to Kaze Yagami<Yagami@pacific.net.sg>, a PocketStation is very
       rare and hard to find and is currently out of stock in Japan.
       In Singapore, it costs around Sing $70 but the actual price
       is around Sing $45. This is rather expensive. I don't have
       a PocketStation so i really don't know much about it.
    13)When is Final Fantasy IX being released?
       From what i have heard in Final Fantasy:World Apart, the CG for
       Final Fantasy IX has been completed. Square has also announced
       that Final Fantasy IX will be released in Japan, right after
       the release of Dragon Quest VII, meaning we won't see Final
       Fantasy IX before Dragon Quest VII. Square said that they can't
       imagine how the whole market will be like when two great
       RPG franchise, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy is released
       together. So, they decided to postpone the release date. As for
       the US release of Final Fantasy IX, the earliest we can wait
       is until 2001. [Refer to Question #77 for more details!]
    14)Is Final Fantasy VIII a continuation of Final Fantasy VII?
       Definitely not! Just like tradition, each Final Fantasy
       has no story connections with the previous incarnations.
       The same goes to combat system.
    15)When is Final Fantasy VIII released in the US?
       Final Fantasy VIII has been released in the US on 9-9-99. For
       those impatient fans, you can preorder a copy first. The
       European release date is somewhere on late October 1999.
       So, have you started playing it yet?
    16)Is Edea the final boss? I heard you can use her in the party.
       No. Edea is not the final boss. Yes. But, she's a temporary
       character and can only be used in disc 3 for a certain
       duration. As for her real identity and why she appears as
       a villain first, i won't comment too much. You find out on
       your own.
    17)Is there a way to make Seifer into your party again after the
       Dollet mission?
       Sorry, no for the time being! And, i am not pretty sure about it.
       Perhaps, use a gameshark, i suppose. That may applies to getting
       Edea permanently also. But, that's cheating so i won't consider
       that this is the proper way to get both Seifer and Edea.
    18)When is PC version of Final Fantasy VIII released? Will the PC
       version of Final Fantasy VIII has 'Choco World' or 'Odekate
       Chocobo RPG.'?
       The PC release has been confirmed and will be released in late
       January next year in 2000. It has been reported that with the
       advanced capabilities of the PC, the graphics are far more
       superior to the PSX version. Of course, you can expect very
       high requirements to play Final Fantasy VIII on your PC. And,
       from what i have heard, Final Fantasy VIII for the PC should
       be out now.
    19)How many discs does Final Fantasy VIII [For the PC] have?
       A total of five discs. That's what i heard from my friends. The
       extra fifth disc is the installation disc. The same goes to
       Final Fantasy VII for the PC, which has four discs, with the
       fourth disc as the installation disc.
    20)What's the minimum requirement to play Final Fantasy VIII in the
       You can find more information about Final Fantasy VIII PC
       version at Final Fantasy: Worlds Apart. The minimum PC
       requirments to play PC Final Fantasy VIII are:
       Window 95/98 Compatible System
       Intel or 100% Compatible CPU
       Pentium 200 [Pentium II 266 recommended]
       32MB RAM [64MB recommended]
       8MB 3D Accelerator Graphics Card [16MB recommended]
       [Highly recommended]
       8x CD-ROM
       Direct 6.1 [Included]
       DirectSound and DirectMusic compatible sound card
       The information above is taken from Final Fantasy: Worlds Apart
       at <http://www.ffnet.net/>
    21)Do you think i should buy the PC Final Fantasy VIII even though
       i already have the PSX version?
       Of course, if you are a Final Fantasy franchise, go ahead and
       purchase it to support Square but please buy original game. It's
       no use buying pirated games. Of course, if you think you have
       enough of Final Fantasy VIII [like me after playing through it
       so many times], the PSX version is more than enough. It's
       advisable if you have a good PC with at least 266 MMX, 3-D
       accelerator, AWE64 sound card and so on, if not, i suggest you
       don't buy it or it will look even more terrible than the PSX
       version. Furthermore, if you are buying a PC version, make sure
       you have a controller at home. The control will really be
       sucked if you play it on a keyboard. Besides, a keyboard and a
       dual shock controller with vibrational function. Which one do
       you prefer more? The answer is obvious. Dual shock controller,
       right? Of course, if you do not have a PocketStation, you may
       consider buying Final Fantasy VIII PC version to play Choco
    22)How do i tune up weapon? What is Weapon Monthly Magazine for?
       Please refer to the advanced tutorial for more details. You can
       tune up your weapons by finding certain junk items and then
       tune up at any Junk shops. Also, the Weapon Monthly Magazine
       tells you what type and the quantity of items needed for you
       to tune up.
    23)I heard there is a bug in the Japanese Final Fantasy VIII. Is
       it true?
       Yes. In disc three, if you don't get Odin within the given time,
       the disc will freeze. However, this is not a crucial bug since
       you can collect the Odin at disc 2, or just make a save before
       entering. Also, there are some rumors that the game will also
       get jammed if you enter Shumi Tribe in disc 2. Also, there's a
       bug called Junction bug which allows you to junction one spell
       to various attributes. Note that all the bugs are applicable to
       the Japanese version only. The bugs have been fixed in the US
       version. For more information on Junction Bug, refer to the
       secret section. Square, however deny that the bugs exist in
       the Japanese version.
    24)I saw a demo version in the internet of Final Fantasy VIII
       (Ball Dance) for the PlayStation 2. Is Square going to
       re-developed Final Fantasy VIII for PlayStation 2.
       Well, that's a tough question. The ball dance demo is just
       part of the demo for PlayStation 2. I don't think Square will
       re-developed Final Fantasy VIII for PlayStation 2. I guess
       the demo is there to show the capabilities of the PlayStation
       2 and tell people how many times advanced it is over PlayStation.
    25)Is PlayStation 2 backwardly compatible true? Will all PlayStation
       games be enhanced when it is played in PlayStation 2?
       Yes. PlayStation 2 will be backwardly compatible, meaning all
       PlayStation games can be played on PlayStation 2. However,
       Sony has announced that there won't be any enhancements. From
       what i have heard, PlayStation 2 ultises an emotion engine and
       it's indeed really very powerful. Talk about realistic
       facial expressions. The screenshots in Final Fantasy Movie
       are perfect example. Since PlayStation 2 is backwardly
       compatible, you can expect to use PlayStation Peripherals
       like dual shock controller, and even PocketStation too etc
       on PlayStation 2. That includes even the PocketStation, PDA.
    26)Can PlayStation play PlayStation 2 games?
       Of course, not! The PlayStation 2 games are more technologically
       advanced than the PlayStation games. Obviously, the PlayStation
       can't play the PlayStation 2 games. And, i guess the answer is
       pretty obvious. If PlayStation can play PlayStation 2 games, what
       for do we need a PlayStation 2 system? The PlayStation 2, on the
       other hand, can play PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games. Does
       that make sense to you? Logical, right?
    27)I heard that there are some PlayStation games that PlayStation 2
       can't play it. Is that true? And, what is the PSOne?
       I heard about it too. This may sound a rather bad news but don't
       forget that majority of the Japanese PlayStation games still work
       on the PlayStation 2. Sony has listed about 15 PlayStation games
       that aren't compatible with PlayStation 2. But, thanksfully, most
       of the games are old games that aren't really very good. This is
       more on techical problems. PlayStation 2 is the first console to be
       able to support backward compatibility. But i believe that in the
       future PlayStation 2 models, more PlayStation games will be able to
       be played on the PlayStation 2. The chip works like an emulator for
       the PlayStation. And, don't forget that there is no emulator yet
       that can emulate a console successfully, meaning with ALL games on
       that particular console being compatible and without suffering any
       slowdowns, common gitches and so on. Therefore, i don't think it's
       rather surprising. Anyway, Sony is currently testing out thousands
       of PlayStation games on the PlayStation 2 and we can expect a list
       of non-compatible PlayStation games on the PlayStation 2 to be
       released very soon. I sincerely hope that all the technical problems
       on the PlayStation 2 will be fixed soon and that all PlayStation
       games can run smoothly on the PlayStation.
       As for PSOne, I don't really know much. I suppose it is almost the
       same as your normal PlayStation, except that the size has been
       reduced to a CD-Player. Looks more cool in design.
    28)When is PlayStation 2 going to be released?
       PlayStation 2 has already arrived in Japan in 4th March 2000. As
       for the US release of PlayStation 2, you probably have to wait
       until late 3rd quarter of the year or early 4th quarter of the
       year. As for me, i think i am not buying a PlayStation 2 this
       year, which is 2000. Perhaps, next year, 2001 until the price
       drops furthur and a modified PlayStation 2, that can play both
       Japanese and US games, is released. [Hope that a PlayStation 2
       that can play all PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, whether
       it is English or Japanese games, will be released soon.] You can
       find related information regarding PlayStation 2 in related sites
       like IGNPS2, www.videogames.com etc.
    29)Now that PlayStation 2 has arrived in Japan, what's your view about
       it? Do you think that PlayStation 2 can beat Sega Dreamcast and be
       able to compete with the upcoming Nintendo's Dolphin? And, what do
       you think about Microsoft's X-Box?
       Basically, i think the system is awesome. I heard that within two
       days, more than a million PlayStation 2 has been sold in Japan.
       For the exact figures, i am not pretty sure. I heard that there
       was a long queue for people who was purchasing a PlayStation 2. The
       PlayStation 2 release is indeed a big phenomenon. I heard that
       import of PlayStation 2 in Japan is now illegal. Well, not really
       sure if that's true!
       So, will PlayStation 2 exceeds Sega Dreamcast in terms of sales? I
       personally believe that this is possible. While Sega is well known
       for sports and arcade games, Sega Dreamcast lacks RPG genre. As you
       know, the most popular game genre in Japan is RPG. Furthermore,
       Working Design will not be producing games for Sega Dreamcast.
       What does that mean! No lunar games for the Dreamcast. I expect
       Working Design to continue the lunar series in PlayStation 2, thus
       furthur expand the PlayStation 2 RPG saga. However, i can't deny
       the fact that Sega Dreamcast has RPG games like Phantasy Stars etc.
       However, don't forget about Final Fantasy and Draqon Quest. One
       Final Fantasy game alone can sell more than ten Sega Dreamcast
       games or perhaps even more. And, according to Sega, it seems like
       sales of Sega Dreamcast has started to decline in Japan. Perhaps,
       it's because that everyone is saving money to buy a PlayStation 2.
       [Did anyone mention about Square Millennium Show???]
       As for online gaming, i don't really care much. Of course, the
       ability to play online games with your friends is cool [Of course,
       money too.] I personally think that online support isn't that
       important when it comes to RPG. Of course, i may be wrong. That's
       just personal opinion. It just makes me wonder how RPGs like Final
       Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI are going to provide online support
       to compete with Sega Dreamcast. Perhaps, just download some datas,
       i suppose. In my opinion, online support appeals more to outside
       Japan like US.
       As for the PlayStation 2 launch games, i think they are incredible.
       Street Fighter Ex 3, a new Ridge Racer from Namco, Gran Turismo
       2000 and so on... Overall, i still can't comment anything as i do
       not have a PlayStation 2 yet. Keep a look out at Tekken Tag
       Tournament for the PlayStation 2. I think it will beat Sega Dream-
       cast's Soul Calibur. And, i suppose Tekken 4 will be on the
       PlayStation 2. Will Namco make games for Sony PlayStation 2 or
       Sega Dreamcast? I don't think that Namco will make many games
       for Sega Dreamcast like Tekken 4 even though Namco's Soul Calibur
       is on the Dreamcast. That's because no other system can handle
       Soul Calibur perfectly, other than Sega Dreamcast in 1999, right?
       Get what i am trying to say?
       As for Nintendo's Dolphin, I can't comment anything. But, we can
       be sure that the Nintendo's Dolphin will be on par with the Play-
       Station 2 in terms of specifications.
       When Bill Gates announced that Microsoft is making a console system
       called X-Box, it sent shockwaves to everyone. Hardware manufacturer
       companies like Nintendo, Sony and Sega, whom have dominated the
       console market for years are definitely going to be affected by it.
       MicroSoft may be an expert when it comes to all PC-related stuff.
       But on how to get as many third-party developers to work on the
       games for X-Box, MicroSoft does need to learn from these masters
       like Nintendo and Sony. MicroSoft reveals that the X-Box is twice
       as powerful as the PlayStation 2 and clearly enough, this poses
       a threat to the promising future of PlayStation 2. Why? If games
       like Metal Gear Solid get released in both X-Box and PlayStation 2,
       the X-Box version of Metal Gear Solid will most likely to be better
       than PlayStation 2. If more games play and look better in X-Box,
       the PlayStation 2 will suffer. Given both consoles with the same
       games to choose, which one will you choose? Definitely, the one
       which is more powerful. A console needs to have many exclusive
       games in order to make it a success. PlayStation has many exclusive
       games like Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, Tekken
       etc while Nintendo 64 has exclusive games made by Rare, Zelda,
       Mario, Pokemon and manages to survive in the competition. Still,
       Sony needs Square more than any other third-party developers. If
       Square is gone, there will be no Final Fantasties and PlayStation 2
       is really hard to be a success as Sony doesn't have many third-party
       games to keep the PlayStation 2 survive. Remember that games like
       Final Fantasy sold millions worldwide. The total sales of five
       ordinary games can't even match up to a sale of just one Final
       Fantasy game. Square is the triumph card of Sony's future in the
       console market. Just in case you are interested:
                 Graphics       Joypads DVD  Storage   COMMS
       X-Box     150m polys/sec    4    Yes  8 GB HD   Ethernet/USB
       PS2        60m polys/sec    2    Yes  8 MB card USB/Firewire
       Dreamcast  12m polys/sec    4    No   128K VMU  56K modern/Exp Bus
    30)What about Nintendo's Dolphin?
       I don't know. Nintendo hasn't made any official announcement
       about Dolphin. But, you can expect it to be a great system,
       just like PlayStation 2 with many advanced chips. I personally
       believe that the next Nintendo system will be another name,
       definitely not Dolphin, which i think it sounds awesome. Dolphin
       is perhaps just a codename. The new Nintendo system will definitely
       be on par with PlayStation 2, if not perhaps better. This time,
       i expect Nintendo's new system to be CD/DVD-based, instead of
       sticking to the old cartridge format. [Refer to above questions
       for more details.] Dolphin will definitely be released either in
       2001 or even later.
    31)Will Square ever move to Nintendo or Sega?
       As for Sega, it's very unlikely and i honestly don't wish that
       to happen. The market in Japan is quite small for Dreamcast yet.
       There's still a possibility that Square might join Nintendo in
       According to a report, this is what it says:
       Before the PlayStation came along, Square had a long history of
       being a very Nintendo-system-centric publisher. It looks like
       that could soon change as a recent comment made by Square's
       President, Tomoyuki Takechi, makes it sound like the company
       might once again be in Nintendo's corner. Square held an event in
       mid-July to allow the American press to meet with members of
       design teams behind future US titles like Final Fantasy VIII,
       Saga Frontier 2 and Vagrant Story. The event was headlined by a
       speech from Takechi, who started his address with one main note-
       something we were not expected at all. Square is interested in
       Nintendo's Dolphin.
       "The gaming industry is becoming more and more exciting judging
       from the recent announcement of the next-generation Dolphin
       machine from Nintendo at E3," he said.
       The quote by itself could carry little more meaning than Square's
       surprise to hear of Nintendo's next platform, but when, how and
       to whom this information was presented makes it all the more
       curious. As previously stated, this was his first main comment-
       and it definitely was not prompted by any line of questioning.
       Takechi clearly wanted to deliver the message of the company's
       excitement over the system;it was quite unexpected, and frankly
       a bit surreal. A large reason it was such a surprise was that
       he delivered this message to the American media, who for the
       most part tend to read into information far more than the
       Japanese media. Takechi had to have known that this statement
       would be construed as something more.
       When we questioned the Final Fantasy VIII team on whether or not
       they could see the Final Fantasy series ever returning to a
       Nintendo platform, they responded saying that while the
       Dolphin is intriguing, they wouldn't make a decision until they
       had seen its final specs. Even so, it's extremely interesting
       to hear Square's excitment over the Dolphin system-that they
       would go on record in the system's support makes one wonder
       just how strong their loyalty for Sony is.
       This report is found in Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue #122
    32)What is Final Fantasy the Movie? Is it a game? Will Final Fantasy
       the Movie has some story connections with the past Final
       No. It's just a movie made by Square using computer-generated
       graphics. Final Fantasy the Movie will hit the world's theaters
       in 2001. From what i have heard, Final Fantasy the Movie will
       star a whole new cast of characters. See the old man in one of
       the screenshots? It's computer-generated graphics but it's hard
       to tell the difference between him and a real man. The list of
       actors who will be providing voices for the movie were recently
       announced, and include such heavyweights as Alec Baldwin (The
       Hunt for Red October) and Ving Rhames (Mission:Impossible). Other
       cast members include Ming-na Wen (Mulan), James Woods (Contact),
       Donald Sutherland (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Steve Buscemi
       (Armageddon) and Peri Gilpn (Frasier). Quite a lot of big names
       for a movie based around a video game world, eh? This $70
       million project is currently under way at Square's Hawaii-based
       studios. [Hopefully, we can to see our famous favourite bird,
       chocobo in the movie as well.]
    33)I heard about the Final Fantasies Collection and Final
       Fantasy Anthology? Can you explain to me what is it all
       Final Fantasy Collection is a compilation that contains the
       Japanese Final Fantasy IV [II in US], Final Fantasy V [Never
       released in the United States before] and Final Fantasy VI
       [III in US]. Due to time constraint, Final Fantasy Collection
       will be released in the United States as Final Fantasy
       Anthology without Final Fantasy IV and it will contain only
       Final Fantasy V [Never released in the US] and Final Fantasy
       VI. To make up for the loss of Final Fantasy IV, Square added
       a music CD containing favourite scores from Final Fantasy V
       and Final Fantasy VI. Both Final Fantasy Anthology and
       Collection are available now. A few enhancments have been
       made to the game such as CG, a bonus option for Final
       Fantasy VI etc.
    34)Why isn't Final Fantasy IV released as one of the package in
       Final Fantasy Anthology?
       Honestly, i am not sure why. It can be because that there is
       time constraints. Don't forget that Square needs to translate
       Final Fantasy VIII at the same time so that Final Fantasy
       VIII can be released to the market in September. Some say that
       Square has to cancel off the plans to release Final Fantasy
       IV in the package, is due to the lengthy text and therefore,
       more time have to be spent on translating. However, it doesn't
       make any sense since Final Fantasy IV has been released as
       Final Fantasy II before. Thirdly, it can be because that there
       are two versions of Final Fantasy IV, the easy and the hard
       versions. Final Fantasy Collection had the easy version instead.
       As for the actual reason why, I am not pretty sure. [But, that
       goes my chance of having to try Final Fantasy IV.]
    35)Where or how can I draw Apocalypse magics?
       You can draw Apocalypse magics from Ultimecia: Her Final Form.
       Besides that, other than using a gameshark to get it, i don't
       think you can draw it from anywhere else. If anyone knows it,
       feel free to inform me and I will give you credits. Apocalypse
       magic is by far the strongest spell, if not slightly more lethal
       than Ultima magic. But the bad thing is you can only draw it
       from Ultimecia and that means you cannot junction Apocalypse
       to your character statistics.
    36)Someone told me about Seifer's R1 gunblade that worked like Squall.
       Is it true?
       Yes it is, but timing is a little bit faster, and more difficult.
       However, his limit break, Fire Cross: No Mercy does not have this
       R1 feature help like Squall's Renzokuken.
    37)I have problems finding Grasharaboras/Doomtrain. Can you help me?
       Refer to the G.F list and strategy. You can refer to other
       faqs or walkthroughs. You need to have 6x Remedy Plus, 6x
       Steel Pipe, 6x Malboro Tentacle and 1x Solomon's Ring.
    38)Will Square release sequel to games like Chrono Trigger,
       Secret of Mana?
       Yes. Chrono Cross, the sequel to Chrono Trigger and Legend of
       Mana has been released in Japan. The US version will probably
       arrive next year. Other games that Square is making includes
       Vagrant Story, Parasite Eve, Dew Prism and so on. You can
       expect all to be a great game. However, sadly, the team from
       Dragon Quest will not be helping Square to develop Chrono
       Cross. As you know, Akira Toriyama (fame for Dragonball) is
       responsible for the character design in Chrono Trigger. One
       look at Crono, and you will notice that his hair, appearance
       resembles Goku, a character from Dragonball. As Akira
       Toriyama has to help Enix for Dragon Quest VII, he is unable to
       help Square in the Chrono Cross project. Anyway, you can
       expect all games to be great!
    39)Do you know there is a comic based on Final Fantasy VIII?
       Indeed, this is true. The comic is being released in Hong kong,
       and will follow every plot in Final Fantasy VIII. Thanks to
       Kaze Yagami who told me about the existence of the comics. If
       anyone wants to know more about Final Fantasy VIII, this is
       a good chance now, provided that you know how to read chinese
       word characters. Also, the comic can also be found in Singapore.
       However, you must be warned that the comic can be misleading
       in certain plots. And, it's not officially licensed by Square
       and from what i have heard, due to copyrights, the comics
       have been banned, even in Hong Kong. Right now, i don't think
       i can find any more Final Fantasy VIII comics in Singapore.
       The new issues aren't coming anymore...
    40)When is PocketStation released in the United States?
       Probably 2000 or later. Sony hasn't made any announcement yet.
       You just have to wait and see.
    41)I heard that the loading times are extremely long for Final
       Fantasy Anthology/Final Fantasy Collection.
       Yes. The load times are extremely long, even longer than Final
       Fantasy VII and VIII. I have Final Fantasy Anthology and i think
       Final Fantasy VI has the longest load times. Many people were
       very displeased with the long loadings. Both Final Fantasy V and
       Final Fantasy VI suffer serious slowdowns.
    42)Where can i find Card Queen in disc four? You mention that it is
       in Abandon Plains. I have searched almost everywhere but to no
       avail and Abandon Plains is just too big.
       The Queen is found in the escape retrieval pod in Abandon Plains
       just at the southern most tip of Esthar Continent. It's invisible
       in the world map. Simply land your Ragnarok nearby and make your
       way to the southern tip. The world map screen will change to the
       field screen and you should see card queen.
       I got several mails, asking me about the exact location of Card
       Queen. The location is rather tricky. Notice that the major region
       of Esthar Continent is being surrounded by huge wire frames or
       walls. It's located just outside this major region in the south.
       Try going into the main menu and check if you are in Abandon Plains.
       [Assuming if you are outside this 'major region'!] Then, just land
       your Ragnarok and walk south.
       I have to admit i do have problems finding the Card Queen at first.
       Just be patient! If you simply just walk along the southern tips,
       you will definitely encounter Card Queen.
       The location is the same as where you discover Piet in in disc
       Refer to my basic card guide for more details.
    43)I can't seem to figure out the riddles or puzzles in a particular
       Chocobo Forest?
       Refer to Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough. He has typed out a very
       precise and detailed solution to solve the riddles in each Chocobo
       Forest. Therefore, i won't be going through this.
    44)What's wrong with your Crisis level theory? At Dollet city, when
       Seifer is at 100% of his HP with the two other remaining party
       members dead, i can use Seifer's limit breaks all the time. You
       don't really need to have 84% of his total HP?
       Bingo! The theory is correct but it's just that you have forgotten
       something. You did mention that two other members are dead, did
       you? If you look at the negative status bonus table in the limit
       break section, you should notice that it will increase your crisis
       level up by 16%. So, 84% + 16%= 100%. Doesn't that prove the theory?
       If you still don't believe, try reviving your two other members
       alive and check if you still can use limit break when Seifer is
       at 100% of his max HP. Of course, the same concepts applies to
       everybody, without using any Aura spell.
    45)I can't defeat Omega Weapon! He's too strong! I can't believe it.
       You can actually beat Omega Weapon without using any Hero Drink
       or Holy Wars Drink or summon a Guardian Force, Phoenix.
       Refer to the secret section in my basic guide or my weapon
       faqs if you really need help. If you want to find out how to get
       Hero Drink or Holy Wars Drink, you can find it in my weapon faqs
       too or at the additional section. The process of refining is
       rather tedious and take quite a lot of time. Anyway, good luck!
       Lastly, i can't believe it! People are too relying on Hero
       Drinks or Holy Wars Drink. Even game guides written from
       certain game magazines said that you need to use Hero Drinks.
       The fact is i have beaten Omega Weapon several times without
       using any of these items.
    46)I have forgotten to draw a particular Guardian Force? How do i
       get the Guardian Force back? [Very Frequently-Asked]
       If you are playing the Japanese version, you can't redraw it again,
       meaning you can only use a gameshark. But, if you are playing the
       US version, you can redraw it from the enemies in Ultimecia Castle
       in disc 4. This method applies only to the US version. The list
       of Guardian Forces that can be redraw at disc 4 are Siren,
       Carbuncle, Leviathan, Pandemona, Cerberus, Alexander and Eden.
       only. Refer to my US/Japanese/Demo version differences faq if
       you want to know more about the good and bad points of this
       redrawing. Also, i have added in the names of sub-bosses which
       you can draw Guardian Forces from in my Basic Guide faq, as well
       as my Boost/Compatibility faq.
    47)Hey, you are wrong for saying that once you have forgotten to draw
       a Guardian Force, as you can draw them in disc 4 at Ultimecia
       Castle. You can draw these Guardian Forces from the respective
       sub-bosses in Ultimecia Castle...blah...blah...blah... [Hmm... it
       seems endless to me!!!]
       Hmm... i know your good intentions. Thanks for describing everything
       so detail. This is just an example of a junk mail. Sorry, i am not
       criticising you but.........
       Did i ever say i don't know that? I am saying that for the Japanese
       version, if you miss drawing a Guardian Force, the Guardian Force
       will be gone forever unless you use a gameshark. Only the US
       version [and perhaps the PC version as well] has this feature that
       allows you to draw your Guardian Forces in disc 4 at Ultimecia
       Castle. Get that?
    48)Is it possible to get Guardian Force, Griever?
       Very unlikely! It could just be a rumor. Anyway, don't worry about
       this! However, Griever has an attack called Shockwave Pulsar. It's
       her strongest attack. Quistis can learn Shockwave Pulsar if you
       can find one Dark Matter. Shockwave Pulsar is Quistis's strongest
       limit break, which can deal past 9999HP.
    49)What is the use of Amnesia Greens?
       Basically, all the 16 Guardian Forces can learn only up to a
       maximum of 22 abilities. Now, in case you think that one of the
       ability is useless and wants the Guardian Force to learn another
       useful ability, for example Revive. First, use Amnesia Greens to
       make the Guardian Force forget that ability. Then, use Phoenix
       Spirit and your Guardian Force will learn the Revive command.
    50)I have sold the Magical Lamp? What can i do? What about Diablos?
       Sorry, i really don't know. I haven't tried to sell it before.
    51)How do i get Proof of Friendship and Mog's Amulet?
       I don't know. Please don't ask me anything that has to do with
       PocketStation. I have already stated everything i know about
       PocketStation in my faqs. I don't have a PocketStation so you
       have come to the wrong person. I strongly advise you to ask
       other people around, especially for those who has written a
       PocketStation faq. If you don't have a PocketStation and wants
       to play the Choco World, buy the PC version instead.
    52)How or where can i find all the four Occult Fans and what is the
       use of them?
       You can find information on the four Occult fan in my Basic
       guide faq or my Boost/Compatibility faq. The four Occult fans
       tell you hints about certain Guardian Forces, particularly
    53)I am now in disc four and i discovered that i have missed the
       last two Occult Fan, which are Occult III and IV. What should
       i do? Can i get them again?
       Sorry, no! Once you miss these two Occult Fans, III and IV, you
       can't get them again in disc 4. Anyway, don't worry! You don't
       really need these four Occult Fans to get all the Guardian
       Forces. You can really do without them.
    54)What's the use of collecting Combat King Magazines, Pet
       Pal Magazines and Timber Magazines?
       It lets you learn new limit breaks for Zell and Rinoa. Refer
       to my limit break section in basic guide faq or my limit
       breaks faq for more details. Timber Magazines tell you more
       informations about Laguna. Remember he's a journalist and has
       been to many places. The timber magazines are basically a record
       of his journey, nothing much! You can view it by going to the
       Balamb network in the classroom of Balamb Garden.
    55)You idiot! What kind of final Fantasy expert are you? Do you
       know how to solve Obel Lake mystery? Why do you ask me to
       refer to Scott Ong's walkthrough/faq Part II? Is it that you
       don't know?
       This is an example of a junk mail i got and the critics i
       received. I do know about the Obel Lake mystery and i have
       solved it quite long ago. To my surprise, there are quite
       a number of people asking me about Obel Lake mystery. To
       make things short, the process of finding the rocks and
       treasures are quite long and i am LAZY to describe
       everything in detail so i ask you to refer to Scott Ong
       faq. This is because he has written quite a detail explanation
       on how to solve Obel Lake mystery. Yes, if there is 1 person
       asking, i don't mind typing but how about four to five or
       even ten persons? All right, the way to solve Obel Lake
       mystery can be found in my basic guide faq in the secret
       section. You might want to refer to Scott Ong's faq for
       more information. So, enough of agruments?
    56)I know of a good way to beat Ultima weapon. Use hero drink on your
       characters and Ultima weapon will not be able to hurt you.
       Hey, come on! Isn't that obvious? Why waste the trouble and use a
       precious Hero drink on just a 'little troublesome' weapon when you
       can finish it off with just a few hits of Renzokuken and Armageddon
       Fist? [Hey, i didn't even use one single hero drink or holy wars
       drink when i beat Omega weapon, so why use these items when beating
       against Ultima weapon?]
    57)How do i get Squall's Lion Heart?
       This is a question which i always refuse to answer because i got
       the same questions everyday from my mailbox. Just look around and
       scan through other faqs.
    58)How do i get Quistis's Shockwave Pulsar limit break?
       Look at my basic guide faq on the limit break section or my
       limit break faq.
    59)How do i get Pulse Ammo, Energy Crystal, Dragon Fang, Admantine
       Again, it's the same thing. Just scan through other faqs. I am
       tired of repeating these over and over again. I hope you can
       understand that.
    60)What's the use of collecting cards?
       There isn't really any rewards. However, through Quezacotl's
       card mod ability, you can convert certain rare cards to some
       rare items. For example, one is converting 1x Laguna card to
       100x Hero drinks, and another one is converting 1x Gilgamesh
       card to 10x Holy Wars. Both Hero drinks and Holy Wars drinks
       are a valuable assets, especially when you are fighting against
       tough bosses like Omega Weapon. Of course, if you are good, you
       can don't use it. But, don't skip playing the card games just
       because it does not have any rewards. In my opinion, it's far
       more rewarding than the lame mini-games in Final Fantasy VII,
       [Other than Chocobo breeding which i really love it!] in terms
       of strategic thinking. And, if you really want to enjoy Final
       Fantasy VIII to the fullest, you can't miss the card game.
    61)What's the use of the organ found in Ultimecia Castle?
       Go to the organ and choose to play the organ. Press L1, R1,
       L2, R2, Circle, Square, X, Triangle simulaneously. Now, exit
       to return back to the courtyard and take the passage to the
       right. You will notice that the hole in the wall to the right
       is now opened. Enter and it will lead you to another new area.
       Walk through the passage and at the next screen, search the
       top-right corner of the screen for a Rosetta Stone.
    62)Hey, can you tell me where are all the locations of the bosses
       found in Ultimecia Castle so that i can unlock all my abilities,
       save option and so on, as well as telling me how to beat those
       It seems like i got more than one such mails. I will not be so
       STUPID to list down all the locations of the bosses and tell you
       HOW to beat them. If you are in need of help in finding or beating
       a boss, tell me the name of the boss and be more specific why you
       can't find it or can't beat it and i will help you. Several of the
       bosses are pretty obvious to find and easy to beat and it will be
       a waste of time typing. I will rather do other work, such as doing
       my school homework or revision, spent my time updating faqs or
       writing reviews etc. Get that? Should you need help in Ultimecia
       Castle, refer to walkthroughs or other faqs such as those written
       by Scott Ong.
    63)Can you tell me the passwords? I enter an art gallery at Ultimecia
       Castle and there are many paintings around. I am at a loss and
       don't know what to do.
       Press the confirmation button to view all the paintings if you
       wish, but most importantly, these three paintings must be viewed.
       They are Vivdarium, Intervigilium and Viator.
       Wonder how do you derive at the password? It's pretty obvious! Take
       a look at the clock and take note of the messages found in the
       paintings. You should be able to figure out the passwords, if not,
       see below.
       Next, go to left wall on the first floor and input all these
       passwords in order: Vivdarium, Intervigilium and Viator. You will
       then encounter a boss fight with Trauma.
    64)Have you ever heard of the Battle/Character/GF Report? If yes,
       why didn't you mention it in your faqs?
       Yes. I did know it very long ago. But, it is just that i am too
       lazy to mention these things in my faqs. Anyway, those report
       cards aren't really much important, in my opinion. These
       reports simply give you summary of what you have done such
       as how many steps you have taken, how many battles you have
       encountered and so on. You can really do without them and i
       mean it! If you want more information on these reports, please
       refer to Scott Ong's faq/walkthrough part II. And, just to let
       you know, i have just added some information regarding these
       Report cards recently. So, don't argue anymore!
    65)Why isn't Ward present in Laguna scenario at the Trabia Canyon?
       That depends on the Timber Maniacs. Refer to below for more
       There are two Timber Maniacs you can find in Balamb but you can
       only pick one up (the other one will disappear). One is as above
       in the hotel, and the other is in the train station. Reading the
       one at the hotel will cause Laguna to get drunk in the later event,
       while choosing the one at the station will not. Dialogues between
       Laguna and his friends will also be slightly changed. If you read
       the TimberManiac in Shumi Village before you cleared the Laguna
       Trabia Canyon event, Ward will not be in the party in the Trabia
       Canyon event. You can view his saga at the Balamb Garden Network
       homepage hosted by Selphie.
    66)I can't beat Sorceress Adel? Can you help me?
       Hmm...i am not pretty sure why some people find Sorceress Adel hard
       to beat. Perhaps, that has to do with the method of junctioning.
       In fact, i find Sorceress Adel to be one of the easiest bosses in
       Final Fantasy VIII.
       Anyway, your aim is to kill Sorceress Adel without letting Rinoa
       hurt. Sorceress Adel will drain Rinoa's HP. So, it's advisable that
       you don't use spells like Ultimas, Meteors, or summon any Guardian
       Forces as this will hurt Rinoa too and that you use cure spells to
       heal Rinoa's HP periodically. Should Rinoa get kill, it will be
       "Game Over" for you.
       My advise is use physical attacks on Sorceress Adel. It is best
       that Squall has 100x Ultimas junctioned to his strength and have
       Lion Heart equipped so that he can have the maximum strength. Let
       the other characters use their physical attacks on Adel too and
       perhaps, one should use cure spell on Rinoa periodically. Remember
       the secret to win this fight lies on physical strength and the
       ability to protect your comrade. It is best to have all the
       priorities given to strength. So, if you can achieve that, this
       fight is a piece of cake.
    67)Can you tell me where i can find Island closest to Hell and Island
       Closest to Heaven?
       Can you recommend me a place where i can easily stock powerful
       First, it was the Japanese version, then the US version and finally,
       the PC version. How many times do i need to repeat? My hand is
       almost numbed as i typing. Anyway, i am just trying to vent out my
       fustration. I am going to repeat this ONE LAST TIME.
       To get to Island Closest to Hell and Island Cloest to Heaven, you
       need the Ragnarok airship, therefore you can only go there from
       disc three onwards after the Lunar Base incident.
       Island Closest to Hell is a long stretch of island located in the
       most eastern part of the world. It is directly east of Galbadia
       Continent, or be more specific, Deling City.
       Island Closest to Heaven is north of the Lunar Gate and east of
       Trabia Garden. It is a rather small island found in the north-
       eastern part of the world. Also, it is north of the Grandidi
       Forest, that huge patch of forest north of Esthar Continent.
       Notice that there are quite a few islands there? Yes, one of them
       is Island Closest to Heaven.
       Both Island Closest to Hell and Island Of Heaven have countless
       hidden draw points but also populated with tough monsters ripe
       for spell drawing. The monsters there give a lot of experiences
       and AP and are some good places for levelling up. The monsters
       that can be found there include Ruby Dragon, Blue Dragon, Malboro
       and so on.
       Just in case, you do not wish to fight and want to stock up good
       spells, equip Encounter-None and perhaps also Siren's Move/Find
       ability. Then simply walk around the island and rapidly press the
       confirmation button to draw magics from drawpoints. Of course, the
       most basic thing that you need to do before you can draw magics,
       is to let your character equip the draw command, right?
    68)Where can i find Admantine and Blue Dragon?
       Blue Dragon can be found in Island Closest to Hell. [Refer to above
       for more details.] To get Admantine, one of the ways is to defeat
       Admantoise in Long Horn Island. [Remember the huge turtles in
       Final Fantasy VII?] Did you see an island place horizontally north
       of Galbadia Continent? That's the place. Long Horn Island is
       located northwest of Dollet City. And, take note that it can only
       be accessed by Ragnarok alone. Simply walk along the coast and
       you will encounter huge turtles, Admantine.
       Remember to steal Whisper from Adamantine, which is one of the
       blue magic item for Quistis's limit break. Whisper allows Quistis
       to learn White Wind.
    69)Why can't i enter the towns or cities at disc four? Now, i can't
       play anymore card games.
       Remember that Squall and the party is undergoing some sort of time
       compression? The place maybe the same but the era is different.
       Take some time to think about it!
    70)Hey, i took your advice and i had been stealing or defeating a
       certain monster, yet i still can't get the item i want? [Often
       ask, especially when that person is finding certain item(s) to
       remodel his weapon or learn Quistis's blue magic.]
       Depending on your average party's level, the level of the monsters
       is variable. This is due to parallel levels. At different levels,
       the monsters drop different items. Get it? And, because of this,
       you may consider using Tonberry's Level Up or Level Down ability
       to adjust the monster(s)' levels so as to get the item(s) that you
    71)Then, do you have a list of what items the monsters will drop at
       different levels?
       Sorry, i don't have it. You might want to refer to other faqs.
    72)Do you have a world map of Final Fantasy VIII?
       If i have a scanner, i won't be repeating myself, answering the
       same questions over and over again. Get what i mean?
    73)I am playing the Final Fantasy VIII PC version. Your faqs covers
       the PlayStation version. Can you list down the configuration for
       the PC version?
       Hmm... i am sorry! First of all, I do not have the PC version. I
       have gone to my one of my friends' house who has a copy of Final
       Fantasy VIII PC version. He simply shows me the game for about a
       few minutes. As for the PC version configuration, i am not
       really sure. Unless I have a copy of PC version and that many
       people have requested me to list down the configuration, if not,
       i don't think i will do it. Till then, I didn't get that many
       requests. Other than confguration differences, the rest should
       more or less be the same. Try reading the instruction manual.
       This might help you.
    74)I know of a good way to defeat the fake president of Deling,
       Gergero. Use phoenix Down to end the fight as soon as possible.
       And, if you have already known this, what's your excuse for not
       putting this in your faq? Please give me credits for that.
       I already know this beforehand. The reason why i didn't add this
       information to my faq is because it's not related to what i want
       to put in my faqs. I am not writing a walkthrough faq and neither
       do i write a boss faq. So, do you think this is neccessary??? This
       is an example of another junk mail that i do not wish to get. I
       am not criticising you or whatever. I appreciate that for telling
       me but...... I hope i didn't offend anyone. Even if you don't use
       Phoenix Down, the fight with Gerogero is pretty easy. Besides, you
       can take your time to draw some good spells from him. Get that???
    75)I can't seem to get Guardian Force, Cactuar. That's because he ran
       away when I wanted to fight him. Can you explain why and tell me
       what i should do?
       To get Guardian Force, Cactuar, you need to defeat Jumbo Cactuar in
       the desert area at Cactuar Island. You should see a small green
       Cactuar that juts out of the island. Go into contact with it to
       encounter a fight with Jumbo Cactuar. The reason why Jumbo Cactuar
       runs away is because you take too long to defeat him. When a message
       flashes across the screen and says something like, "Jumbo Cactuar
       is hesitating..." it indicates that Jumbo Cactuar is about to run
       away. When this message pops up, keep attacking him, preferably
       using water attacks or summon Guardian Force, Leviathan as Jumbo
       Cactuar is weak against water. This will prevent Jumbo Cactuar from
       running away. So, should he run away, too bad for you because you
       have to fight all over again. Is that clear enough for you???
    76)Can you make a Final Fantasy VIII faq based on the PC version???
       Sorry, no!!! As mentioned in the above question, I don't have a
       copy of Final Fantasy VIII for the PC and it's very unlikely that
       i will buy one. If you want a faq for the PC, try asking other
       faq writers. Perhaps, Scott Ong, Aya Brea...??? I am not sure if
       they have Final Fantasy VIII PC version but it's worth giving a
       try by asking them.
    77)What is/are your opinion(s) of Square's release of screenshots of
       Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, and Final Fantasy XI in the
       Square Millennium Show?
       Hmm...recently, i got quite a lot of mails from people asking me
       for information about Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X and Final
       Fantasy XI. When i took a look at the message boards found in
       gamefaqs, i was rather surprised to see people discussing about
       Square and the future Final Fantasies. I didn't know what happen
       then, until i surfed the net and knew about the Square Millennium
       Show. I expected Square to release information about Final Fantasy
       IX but......... Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI- indeed a real
       What can i say? Do you think it is possible for Square to work on
       all three Final Fantasies at the same time? Definitely, impossible.
       But think about it, Square has a respectable reputation for making
       RPG games. I am sure many talented developers are waiting in a long
       queue for a chance to join Square. That's what Square normally does.
       Luring talented developers and make games like Tobal No. 1, Final
       Fantasy Tactics etc for them. I am not criticising Square. But,
       with a large number of staff, there may be a possibility. I don't
       Final Fantasy IX will be released for the PlayStation in Japan this
       summer, followed by both Final Fantasy X and XI for PlayStation 2
       in subsequent years. Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI are said
       to have online support. [Compete with Dreamcast, huh?] How this
       online will be liked, i am not pretty sure. Perhaps, some sort of
       downloading certain datas from the internet.
       Perhaps, the greatest excitement is about Final Fantasy IX. Why?
       First of all, i heard a rumour saying that Yoshitaka Amano will
       be back to design the artworks for Final Fantasy IX. I also heard
       that Final Fantasy IX will feature deformed characters. But, don't
       worry! It's not something like the deformed polygonal characters
       in Final Fantasy VII. I suppose it's going to be animated using
       some textures or shading. I am not pretty sure. It could be wrong
       too! Anyway, with Yoshitaka Amano, the legendary artist that makes
       Final Fantasy dream possible, you can expect the artworks to be
       great, right?
       Secondly, according to certain sources, I heard that Final Fantasy
       IX will have CRYSTALS and the plot will be more like tradition
       instead of having a futuristic setting. [Did anyone mention Final
       Fantasy V?] And, there's also black wizards in this fantasy world
       of IX. [Does that give a hint that the widely successful Job
       system or Ability Point system will be back?] Obviously, these
       could be just a rumour. I can't confirm it either. So, don't blame
       me. Perhaps, only when the final version comes, then the mystery
       can unfold. If not, at least a demo game, please?
       Now, here comes the sad news. I am not sure if i am right! So,
       don't blame me. I heard that Nobuo Uematsu will be retiring. What
       does that mean? Does that mean that Nobuo Uematsu will not compose
       any tunes for the upcoming Final Fantasy IX or even future Final
       Fantasies? Nobuo Uematsu is by far my second favourite composer,
       with Yasunori Mitsuda ranking top. It's sad to hear that and let's
       hope that this is not true and that Nobuo Uematsu is just taking a
       This is just my speculation. The screenshots of Final Fantasy IX to
       Final Fantasy XI aren't many so we can't really judge and conclude
       anything from it. But, one thing we can conclude is that. Square
       has already planned for the future. What do I mean? Perhaps, they
       have already developed a plot for both Final Fantasy X and XI but
       have not started on making them yet. Possible, right? All they
       show was the FMV or CG, not even a single combat scene or whatever.
       [Surely, before you start making an RPG game, you need to write out
       the plot first and plan everything, right? Perhaps, there are
       exceptions. A talented game developer who can plan the story and
       design the game at the same time. Yuji Hori? I don't know.] Anyway,
       it's a good thing that Square has planned everything beforehand,
       right? So, when Final Fantasy IX is finished, they can immediately
       start work on Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI without wasting
       any unneccessary time on planning, right?
       Lastly, i have to stress that this is just sheer guessing. It could
       be right or wrong. I don't know. Indeed, the Square Millennium Show
       is full of surprises. Yeah, a surprise from Square to start the
       millennium. [Does that indicate anything?]
    78)Why is there a word, 'Final' in the series yet the series never
       seem to end?
       This is actually history. I can guarantee that almost 8 out of
       10 who has played at least one Final Fantasy out of these eight
       gams don't know why it is called 'Final.' For more information,
       you can refer to other sites like www.videogames.com. There
       is a feature there, covering on the history of Role Playing
       Games. Okay, just in case, you are interested. I will briefly
       describe it.
       Many years back, Square was on the verge of closing down. They
       needed a game that would really sell. They saw Enix's Dragon
       Quest and the sales were a big phenomenon in Japan. For your
       information, Yuji Hori did the script for Dragon Quest and
       Akira Toriyama [Fame and Creator of Dragon Ball!] did all the
       artworks. Creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi had an
       intuition. Why not create something like Enix's Dragon Quest
       and improve the basic formula of the game? "Will the game
       sell?" his boss asked. Hironobu Sakaguchi replied, "Yes!"
       Together with Yoshitaka Amano, responsible for Final Fantasy
       artworks, and Nobuo Uematsu, the famous composer, began work
       on this so-called 'Final' game and if this 'Final' game wasn't
       a hit, Square is finished. The 'final' game was then known as
       'Final Fantasy.' Luckily, the first Final Fantasy managed to
       sell quite well, though sales in Japan didn't exceed that of
       Dragon Quest but it managed to keep Square alive.
       So, do you think there is a need to change the series to 'Immortal
       Fantasy?' I suppose no. As long as there is Final Fantasy fanchise
       and Square maintains the quality, Final Fantasy series will never
       end. However, Yoshitaka Amano wasn't involved in creating artworks
       for Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. I really hope that
       Yoshitaka Amano will be back again. [Hmm... I heard a rumour saying
       that Yoshitaka Amano will be designing the artworks for Final
       Fantasy IX. Hopefully, this is true!!!]
    79)What is the difference between Square and SquareSoft?
       Square is the main developer of this mega RPG franchise in Japan.
       They are responsible for developing games and that includes
       hiring a programmer, graphic designer and so on. Square publish
       the games they made in Japan.
       SquareSoft is the main headquarter of Square in the United States,
       responsible for translating Square games. In 1998, Square and
       Electronic Arts merged to form a new company called Square
       Electronic Art or SquareEA for short, which is responsible
       for publishing Square titles in the United States, as well
       as in European countries. [Thanks to SquareEA as we will able
       to see Square's masterpiece, Xenogears in 1998 to reach the
       United States.] Games that have been published by SquareEA
       includes Parasite Eve, Brave Fencer Musashi, Final Fantasy
       Anthology, Final Fantasy VIII and so on.
       There is also another headquarter in Honolulu Hawaii called
       Square U.S.A. And, note that since 1992, Square of Japan
       has been changed to SquareSoft of Japan.
    80)I heard that there is a program which allows you to view
       PlayStation CGs in your PC. Is it true?
       The URL is http://www.phoenix.net/~feldon/psxvideo.html
       Indeed, you can. Go to the above URL to download the programs
       and read the explanations there to understand how to use it.
       CGs or FMVs are created in .Str files and what the program
       does is to read these .Str files. Both PSXVideo and PSXPlay
       allows you to view any PlayStation CGs that are in .Str
       format on your PC. PSXVideo allows you to take screenshots.
       However, you must bear in mind that you will need a CDFind
       file to extract .Str files into your hard drive. And, note
       that .Str files very huge and it's all about hundreds of
    81)Where or how can i find older Final Fantasy games?
       You can try and download a Nes or a SNES emulator, as well as
       the roms from the internet. A Nes/SNES emulator is a program
       which allows you to play Nes/SNES games on your PC. But, you
       need the rom to play the games. Rom is actually the game itself.
       There are quite a number of emulators available that are designed
       to play various console games such as ZSNES emulator to play
       SNES games, Bleem to play PS games and so on. Simply type in
       either emulator or rom in any search engine and you will have
       a whole list of sites which you can refer to.
    82)When did you actually start writing a faq?
       It was actually more than a year in November'1998. I was reading
       Henry Chan's faq on Tactics Orge and an idea suddenly struck me!
       At that time, i had just passed my 15th birthday. [Right now, i
       am 16.] I was playing the US version of Brave Fencer Musashi at
       that time. Somehow, there wasn't any strategy guides available
       for the US Brave Fencer Musashi so i decided to give it a try.
       Though it wasn't a school project, writing a faq is a pretty
       challenging task for me. My second faq was of course Final
       Fantasy VIII demo. Since i have the demo disc packed with Brave
       Fencer Musashi, i decided to start off with my second faq. My
       third faq will be Final Fantasy VIII, followed by Metal Gear
       Solid Integral and Thousand Arms. I am a huge Final Fantasy fan
       and i imported the Japanese version as well and decided to write
       a Basic Guide on it. However, there were many errors in my faq
       since the game was Japanese and special thanks to Kaze Yagami
       <Yagami@pacific.net.sg> for clearing up my doubts. Between
       September'1999 and November'1999, i was having a major exam so
       i stopped writing faqs for several months until December'1999.
       Right now, i have written quite a few faqs on Brave Fencer Musashi,
       Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy VIII Demo and Metal Gear Solid
       Integral, as well as several reviews on my favourite games at
       www.gamefaqs.com. Feel free to give me any comments!
    83)Which game do you think have taken the PlayStation technology to
       extreme limits?
       It's either Gran Turismo 2 or Metal Gear Solid. Gran Turismo 2's
       graphic is truly awesome, with a more advanced Al than its
       original. But, in terms of graphics, Al, ram memory, creativity,
       sound effects, music, voices, i will nominate Metal Gear Solid.
       It's truly an original game. It's not Resident Evil or Parasite Eve
       style. The setting of the game is quite similar to most Hollywood
       films and that's what i like about it. [Reminds me of Bond and
       Jackie Chan.] And then, the ability to view in first person mode,
       take photos, view in the scope mode are incredible. Metal Gear
       Solid took around two years to be completed, but sadly, the game
       can be completed in less than 7 hours. According to Hideo Kojima,
       he wanted to make a short game for Metal Gear Solid. Hideo Kojima
       probably felt that there were things left unfinished, therefore
       returned with the essential "director's cut" called Metal Gear
       Solid Integral. I suppose you will agree with me that Metal Gear
       Solid has a lot of potential. Just look at the wish list. It's
       interesting to see what Konami can do to Metal Gear as technology
       improves, especially with superconsoles looming over the horizon
       like PlayStation 2 and Dolphin.
       And, I can't forget about Square's latest hit, Vagrant Story- the
       game that surpasses even Metal Gear Solid in terms of realism, Al.
       The characters' motion are so well-captured and the cutscenes
       appear seamlessly. Square is heading the right direction if you
       want to talk about realism. Square seems determined in bridging
       the gaps between movie production and videogames fields and based
       on their recent games, they are very close to doing it.
    84)Which Final Fantasies have you played before? Do you plan to
       write any faqs for other Final Fantasies?
       I have completed only Final Fantasy V to VIII. As for Final
       Fantasy I and IV, I haven't finished these two games yet.
       Final Fantasy V was my first Final Fantasy and I loved it.
       Final Fantasy VI was even better. My favourite Final Fantasy
       series is of course, Final Fantasy VI. I do hope to write a
       faq on Final Fantasy VI in future but considering that there
       are quite a number of faqs already, I guess it is really not
       neccessary for me to write a Final Fantasy VI faq.
    85)Why do you think that Final Fantasy VI is the best?
       I think all the four Final Fantasies i have played are great.
       Each game has a different emphasise. The combat systems,
       storylines are different in each incarnation and it's hard
       to compare. Anyway, i just share with you some of my opinions.
       Hmm... I didn't have a chance to finish FFIIj and FFIIIj. As
       for FFI and FFIV, I played the game halfway many years back.
       Anyway, never mind! Note that i only count the 8 Final Fantasy
       games so I will exclude Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest and Final
       Fantasy Tactics.
       Here's my ranking of all the Final Fantasy i have played:
       1.Final Fantasy VI
       2.Final Fantasy V
       3.Final Fantasy VII
       4.Final Fantasy VIII
       Final Fantasy V has a very deep storyline. The Job system is
       definitely one of the best combat systems. Square took the
       concepts from the past Final Fantasies and further modified
       it. There are at least 100+ of abilities, giving more than
       enough flexibility for strategies. Countless strategies, even
       more than Final Fantasy VI. Countless sidequests just like
       most other Final Fantasies. Even the highly strategy-RPG
       game, Final Fantasy Tactics took the job system from Final
       Fantasy V. The music is really good and the crystal tune is
       definitely one of my favourites. The graphic, overall is quite
       good, considering that it's a game made in 1992. And then,
       there are flying black chocobo, dragons and so on.
       Final Fantasy VI has one of the best storylines. It's the first
       RPG that i played that really handles relationships that well.
       Well, not love relationship. But, kins [Cyan lost his family],
       friendship and so on. The story unfolds in a very mature way and
       each character's destiny is very well described in the game. Each
       character has his or her own music themes and it's hard to decide
       who is the main lead character as everyone seems to be so. The
       games that really come close to Final Fantasy VI in terms of
       story are Chrono Trigger and Xenogears. The graphic has improved
       tenfolds over its previous incarnations. Just look at Final
       Fantasy V and VI and the graphics are asolutely a vast difference.
       The mode 7 effects in the Phantom Train, Opera scene and so on are
       very well, making it one of the most memorable game i have ever
       played. I like kefka's humor too. I think there's no villains that
       come really close to him, not even Sephiroth or Ultimecia. The
       combat system, in my opinion is very innovative with abilities
       like Blitz, Tools. Just like Final Fantasy V, there are certain
       strategies that you need to use to beat certain bosses and enemies.
       The combat system, particularly Esper system, is simple enough to
       understand compared to complex combat system like Materia and
       Final Fantasy VII's prerendered background was beautiful but it
       lacked exploration. The characters were too deformed and the
       designers weren't able to portray the characters' expressions,
       feelings, emotions quite well when compared to games like
       Final Fantasy VIII. The Materia system, limit break system were
       something very innovative. The highly-successful Materia provides
       more than enough flexibility to create materia combinations and
       come out with many different strategies. The integration of
       CG was something cool and it makes Final Fantasy VII play more
       like a cinematic RPG than a traditional RPG. Honestly, i didn't
       really like the prerendered backgrounds. In some areas, because
       of the camera view, the character really looks very tiny. [Mainly
       Cloud!] Combat system moved from 2-D to polygons and Square had
       to reduce the party from four to three so that more details
       can be paid to the individual characters during combat system.
       Nevertheless, Final Fantasy VII has a decent storyline, though
       it is way too much on the futuristic side. There are quite a lot
       of sidequests and mini-games like Chocobo breeding, Gold Saucer
       and so on which i found it really cool!
       Final Fantasy VIII continues the direction that Final Fantasy VII
       is. The story focuses around a love theme. The characters are no
       longer deformed and polygons and are nicely-textured. This allows
       the designers to portray the characters' feelings, emotions etc
       through their behaviours, actions, facial expressions and so on.
       The setting is unlike most other traditional RPGs and creates a
       new level of maturity. There are more CGs than Final Fantasy VII
       and it really looks very awesome than Final Fantasy VII. The
       details on the prerendered backgrounds have been raised. Still,
       the prerendered backgrounds lack the exploration that 2-D and
       3-D polygonal RPGs have. To replace the lame mini-games found
       in Final Fantasy VII, Square has created a mini-card game in
       Final Fantasy VIII. Honestly, i didn't think much about the card
       game until i really got serious in it. You can easily tell that
       it isn't going to be a simple card game designed for three years
       old kids, especially with complex rules like Plus, Same and so on.
       In my opinion, Final Fantasy VIII has a major breakthrough over
       traditional RPGs. It keeps some of the traditional elements like
       chocobos, vehicles etc while introducing new concepts like
       SeeD Ranking, Draw, Junction and modifying existing concepts
       like Guardian Forces by introducing concepts like compatibility,
       Boost and so on. Which RPGs you have played so far do not have
       the MP system, armour and so on? Perhaps, only Final Fantasy
       VIII. Sadly, Final Fantasy VIII is still not flawless. The Junction
       system allows you to customise your characters using magics, the
       first of any RPGs but because of that, the Draw system has to be
       introduced. The draw system is mainly what most people complaint
       about and a reason why most people prefers the traditional MP
       system. Tired of drawing magic spells. Me too sometimes! But, think
       about it, if magic is not measured in 'quantity', meaning how many
       magic spells are stocked, how are you going to introduce the
       Junction system. The music, in my opinion, is quite good,
       especially with 'Eyes On Me' around. Somehow, the tunes weren't
       that catchy as the past Final Fantasies and not everyone can
       appreciate it. Liberi Fatali is an example. It has a lot of
       meanings in it but... And, let me just give you a piece of
       advice. If you really want to enjoy Final Fantasy VIII to the
       fullest, then you really must play the card games. I know that
       a lot of people didn't play the card game because they thought
       it was useless but in my opinion, the best moments that i got
       from the game, was when i was playing the card game.
       These are just personal opinions. Feel free to comment.
    86)What do you think of the strategy guides written by other game
       magazines like Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, PSM and so
       One word, "Sucks!" I seldom read strategy guides written by
       those game magazines for a few reasons. Of course, the official
       game guides written by Bradygames, and other publishers are
       another case. First of all, these strategy guides are not detailed
       enough and always missing a few important points. That's because
       they have to squeeze every single information into a limited
       space. Secondly, these strategy guides are often quite
       disorganised, specifically RPG games, but i am not referring to
       every single ones as that will make me look as if i am biased
       against them. The only good thing in their strategy guides are
       the numerous screenshots and that you don't need to waste time
       printing out strategy guide, unlike when referring to a faq.
       [but, don't forget that faqs are free of charge!!!]  A picture
       tells a thousand words. This is a great advantage that these
       strategy guides have over faqs. Faq writers have to visual
       what is happening on in the game and then using his words to
       express, which is quite tough actually. However, the screenshots
       can be of a spoiler too! I am not saying that all the strategy
       guides written by all these game magazines are no good but...
       And talk about plagiarism... Oh, forget about that!
    87)I have read many reviews written by you. So, how do you write
       a review and when writing a review what should i look out for?
       Your personal feelings toward the game. Just write whatever you
       think about this game in your review. Don't worry about what
       others said in their review. Just provide enough evidences to
       support your reasonings. Of course, you can read a few other
       reviews on a particular game as some samples for you before you
       write one on it. But, please write an original review. It's
       best to minimise any grammatical or spelling error and write
       in clear, concise English, if possible. Gamefaqs really need a
       review editor. Basically, most of the reviews i have read in
       gamefaqs have some grammatical errors and spelling errors. The
       same applies to mine as well.
       If you have read any game magazines like EGM, Gamepros, you will
       notice some trends. First of all, the previews are usually
       longer than the reviews and most, if not all, reviews are pretty
       short and are usually less than 200 words. Secondly, the gameplay
       is almost always about the same score as the graphics. Why?
       Simple enough! Stiff competition! In order to remain competitive,
       a game magazine must release as many latest news, reviews,
       screenshots, previews on the latest game. Space and time are
       two important factors. Reviews must be short so as to allow
       more pages for other feature coverages. And, it's unfair if
       one game review is extremely long and another one is too
       short. And to release reviews on the latest games as soon
       as possible, the reviewers can only judge on the graphics and
       the few hours of time they have spent. Surely, you wouldn't
       want to read a review about two or three months after the
       game has come out, right? I understand that!
       Like what Dingo Jellybean said in his Final Fantasy Anthology
       faq, make the graphics the least important. I do understand
       why Dingo Jellybean said in his Final Fantasy Anthology that
       he hates reviews written by EGM, IGNPSX and so on BUT i do
       understand why game magazines must have short reviews. And,
       it doesn't mean that the reviewers at EGM aren't expert
       reviewers. The choice of words, vocabulary used are
       definitely better than most reviewers at gamefaqs.
       And, when you review a very old game like Final Fantasy
       Anthology or any other Nes, SNES system or even earlier
       games, before you give a score on the graphics, think
       whether which year the game was made. Why? Take Final
       Fantasy Anthology as an example. Final Fantasy V was
       made in 1992 and Final Fantasy VI was made in 1994.
       Both games are pretty old and obviously turn paler in
       comparison now than in those days. But do a serious
       analysis! Both Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI
       were made many years back. Were there any games that
       could come close to these games in terms of graphics in
       those days? If you think it this way, your review will
       be rather fair and unbiased.
       Just some words of advice. Whenever you review a RPG game,
       do not complain about the high enemy encounter rate. I hate
       fools saying this. This shows their ignorant and tells
       people that they have never played an RPG game before. Yeah,
       walk about three to five steps and you will encounter some
       random enemies... very fustrating like this.. makes the game
       bored... blah... blah... blah. This is totally a load of craps.
       If you think like this, then you are not fit to write a
       review and NOT EVEN FIT to play any RPG. I mean, what's
       wrong with high enemy encounter rate? Take a look at
       traditional games like Final Fantasy V, VI or even other
       game series like Breath of Fire, Lufia and so on. The
       enemy encounter rates are much higher than most modern
       games today like Final Fantasy VIII. People still play
       those traditional RPGs in the past and even TODAY. Final
       Fantasy Anthology is a perfect example. So, what's the
       big deal here? Does that mean that RPGs in the past can
       have high enemy encounter rate but not in modern games?
       Do you mark the game down just because of that? This is
       totally unbiased and unfair.
       So, talk about style of reviewing a game. Before that,
       make sure you have played at least five hours on a
       particular game or have completed it. Make some analysis
       on the game and be clear with what you are going to say.
       Now, back to the style of writing a review. I used to
       break the my reviews into several parts like graphics,
       music, sound, storyline, gameplay and so on. Later on,
       i found that writing in this style, it's quite hard to
       put down everything i want to say. [I am not sure about
       you.] If you read my latest reviews like Thousand Arms,
       Final Fantasy VIII and so on, i decided to break my
       reviews into paragraphs and then write the scores such
       as graphics, music, sound, gameplay and so on at the
       end of my review. Each paragraph will have one main
       idea, perhaps one will describe about the combat system,
       one about the storyline and so on. I strongly believe
       it's more effective this way, at least for me. I don't
       know about you because i am not you.
       Of course, if you are really interested in writing one
       review, you can consult some Master Reviewers like Dingo
       Jellybean or almost everyone on the top 20 reviewer
       contribution page. Don't get dishearted if your first
       review isn't ^. As you keep on writing game reviews, you
       will get better and better. Who knows? Maybe, someone
       working in a game magazine is interested in hiring you!
       Haha! Good luck, anyway!
    88)What is/are your opinion(s) of what humaetorcH said in his
       Thousand Arms? He gave Thousand Arms an overall score of
       2 and criticised your Thousand Arms review.
       Hmm... what can i say? It's rather strange that he didn't
       mention the names of other reviewers who has also given
       Thousand Arms a rather high average score but only me alone.
       Anyway, never mind!
       Honestly, there are some parts that I do agree with him and
       some parts that I strongly disagree with. He was the only
       reviewer who gave Thousand Arms such a ridiculously low score
       of 2. And to defend my own opinion, I decided to rewrite
       my Thousand Arms review. The score still remains me as 8.
       And, if you read my Thousand Arms review, the portion
       towards the end are what i have just added. That includes
       the 8 points which I have given to defend my opinion. Feel
       free to read it! I wonder if he has read it yet!
       There is one important note which I want to stress to whoever
       is planning to write a RPG review. Don't be like humaetorcH!
       What's wrong with high enemy encounter rate? I am simply
       sick of such stupid reasonings given by those lazy gamers.
       It's rather common to see some people disagree with your reviews.
       I remembered Dingo Jellybean who gave Soul Calibur a ridiculously
       low score of 2 whereas all the rest of the reviewers gave it a 9
       or 10. I can't comment anything about the Dreamcast version of
       Soul Calibur since I do not own a Dreamcast. I am sure each
       reviewer has his own reasons for giving that score. The same
       goes to humaetorcH too. I am not saying that he is entirely
       wrong but... I just happen to disagree. Take Xenogears as
       another example. There are some reviewers who kept complaining
       about the poor control and long texts, and thus give Xenogears
       a very low score. On the other hand, for those who seriously
       enjoyed the storyline and the music [like me], you will find
       them giving Xenogears a very high score such as a 9 or 10.
       As for Final Fantasy VI, most give it a 10 but there are some
       who gave it a 7 as they complaint that Final Fantasy VI is
       too big and enemies are too many. I remembered I gave the first
       Suikoden a 6, and then, I got several mails from the fans of
       the first game who disagreed with me. I have to admit that i do
       enjoy the first Suikoden, as it plays more like a traditional
       RPG than today's modern games like Final Fantasy VIII. But, it
       ruins the novel. The game was not anything like a novel and did
       you know that Suikoden is a popular classic chinese novel. And,
       do you really need so many warriors, as huge as 108?
       Of all the reviews I have written so far, the most hardest to
       write is Final Fantasy VIII. Final Fantasy series has changed
       tremendously over the last few years. People were complimenting
       and criticising Final Fantasy VIII. Just go to any message
       board in gamefaqs that has to do with RPGs, PlayStation, SNES etc
       and almost 75% will have something to do with Square and Final
       Fantasy series. Some preferred the way Final Fantasy is in the
       past and some welcome the change. And, my review nearly got
       I really like Perdurabo's [Review by Recovered] Final Fantasy
       VIII review. He is the only one so far who really convinced me
       that Final Fantasy VIII is really good. After reading his
       review, i did some serious thoughts. I ask myself. Why must
       there be a draw system? What happens if the draw system is
       being replaced by the traditional MP system? Will the Junction
       system still work as well? He gave it a 10 for Final Fantasy
       VIII. I didn't give that high. I have to admit Final Fantasy
       VIII is good, but there seems to be more bad points than the
       good points. So, i gave it a 7 instead but it doesn't mean that
       Final Fantasy VIII is no good. And, if you read an interview
       with Hironobu Sakaguchi, he mentions that the Final Fantasy
       series must change.
       Anyway, Thousand Arms is still a great game. The animation
       and voices are really excellent, and the game is really
       in-depth. As long as you have substantial reasons to back
       up your opinions, this is a good review.
    89)So, can you recommend me some good reviewers whom i should
       look up to as a guideline?
       Sure. I guess all the reviewers who manage to get into the
       top 20 reviewer contributions are good reviewers though i
       haven't gotten the time to read everyone's reviews. And, if
       you really want me to recommend some of the best reviewers
       in the top 20 reviewer contribution, they will be GlucoseJoe,
       Dingo Jellybean and SmCFadden. These reviewers are well known
       for writing in-depth and informative reviews. Other reviewers
       worth looking up for includes J-dog, Celestial Avenger,
       Sunshine, Sixto Limiac and so on. As for me, what do you think?
       [Yeah, a person must be modest!]
    90)Since you have contributed a lot of faqs and reviews to gamefaqs,
       do you prefer writing a faq or a review?
       Obviously, it will be a review. Why? You do not really need to
       spend time researching on moves, secrets although you need to be
       familiar with the game. Besides, a review takes shorter time than
       writing a faq and you don't need to update that often unlike faqs.
       Lastly, your mailbox won't be jammed with countless mails, right?
       Hey, after writing a faq, you still need to respond to their
       questions, right? But, definitely not reviews, although you do get
       feedbacks too. Of course, i am not saying that i don't enjoy. In
       fact, i enjoy writing faqs and reviews because i want to contribute
       some of my ideas to the gaming community.
    91)Can i post any of your faqs or reviews in my website?
       Sure you can if you want to. But, please send me a e-mail,
       giving me your website URL, what the website is all about
       and so on. Of course, you must give me credits and promise
       that the contents will not be unaltered and you will check
       out www.gamefaqs.com every month to check for any new
       updates. But, this applies only to non-commercial webpage.
       As for any commerical webpages or any publisher working in
       a game magazine, he or she has to send me the e-mail first,
       asking for permission. And, before he or she can publish
       the informations, he or she must send me the final 'product'
       and if i am happy with it, i will agree to his or her
       request. Of course if anyone wants to convert my faq into HTML,
       he or she must show me the final 'product' first. I guess
       that's fair because you do not want all your hard work to be
       taken by someone else and let him or her gain the credits and
       not you. I hope you can understand that. Most importantly, be
       sure to check for new updates. It's no use if the faqs are
       posted but not updated.
       Note:If you don't receive my reply after a week, that means you
            have not obtained my permission. I am restricting the number
            of sites that are allowed to post my faqs. This is because
            I realise that there have been a number of sites who has
            either posted my faqs without my permission or have obtained
            my permission but fail to fulfill the conditions i set. An
            example is Gamesdomain who always fail to update the faq.
    92)You mention that if anyone wants to put a faq in his site, he
       must obtain your permission and give you credits, as well as
       promise you to update everytime and not EDIT any of the content.
       Why the heck do i see a similar Final Fantasy VIII Basic Guide
       in Kaze Yagami's website?
       His is a special case and i have given Kaze Yagami the right to
       edit anything he wishes. Kaze Yagami has helped me a lot in my
       Final Fantasy VIII Basic Guide. A lot of information or almost
       80% of the information you see here, regarding whether it is
       about Crisis level, Boost, Compatibility and so on are kindly
       contributed by Kaze Yagami. You can consider him as half of
       the author here and that's why he has this special privilege.
       so, don't argue about it!
    93)Can you send me your updated faq?
       My most definite answer is no. If there's 1000 readers, do I always
       have to my updated faq to 1000 people. It will be VERY troublesome
       to me this way. Just go to www.gamefaqs.com and check if there's
       any updates in the 'What's New' section. Or, you can go and check
       out my contributor page at:
       You can find all the faqs I have written, including reviews at
       my contributor page.
    94)Can I ask you a question regarding games via ICQ?
       In the past, I used to answer questions via ICQ. But now, I don't.
       I find that it's quite annoying when I was replying e-mails but
       the ICQ messages keep popping up and I have to answer so many
       questions together. If you have any question, do not ask me through
       the ICQ. E-mail me instead if you have any question.
       One more thing. Do NOT add my ICQ number to your CONTACT list.
       Though I put my ICQ number at every faq, I did not expect everyone
       to add my ICQ number to his or her contact list. The thing is I
       already have a lot of contacts in my ICQ list. Those ICQ numbers
       which I added to my contact list, are those who are my CLASSMATES,
       and my PENPALS.
       Even if you add my ICQ number to your contact list, I won't bother
       to add your ICQ number to my contact list. First, I HARDLY know
       you well so it's unlikely that I will chat with you via ICQ. I
       might as well save the trouble of adding your ICQ number to my
       contact list. Secondly, if you have any question regarding games,
       you can e-mail me and ask me. ICQ will not be needed at all. I
       hope you can understand this.
    -For the typing,and almost everything here.
    Kaze Yagami <yagami@pacific.net.sg>.
    -Typed and done most of the update for version 6.0.
    -For information on special arts/limit breaks.
    -For the chart list of warship island.
    -Telling me a lot of valuable information.
    -For most of the translation names.
    -Listing down spelling mistakes in the previous FAQ.
    -Providing me with PocketStation G.F.
    -For the max gil and junction bug cheat.
    -For doing the translation for Liberi Fatali.
    -For providng a lot of information for Omega Strategy + the attacks.
    -For providing information on Crusade War [Holy's War], as well as
     information on experimenting Hero/Crusade drinks.
    -For telling me auto pilot.
    -For the list of attack information on Gilgamesh.
    -For editing the strategies section on G.Fs, Omega and providing me
     with the translation of various Omega weapon attack.
    Heero Yuy <kanketsu@usa.net>
    -For discussing special art with me.
    -For "Eye On Me" lyrics.
    -For providing me with valuable tips,if not i would not have gotten all
     the G.F, LionHeart as well as beaten Omega Weapon.
    -For telling me about Island of Heavens and Hell.
    -For advice on how to beat Ultimate,as well as Omega Weapon.
    -Tell me to junction Berserk before fighting with Molbors.
    -Thanks for explaining to me about the difference between experimental
     and Crusade between Hero Drink
    Stevenbruck <Stevenbruck@bigfoot.com> for G.F.
    -For information on G.F like Eden, Grasharaboras/Doomtrain, and
     lots more.
    -Valuable Information from his Guardian Force FAQ.
    -For giving me some strategies,as well as advice.
    -For the list of conversion to get Holy War Drink.
    -Thanks for explaining to me about the difference between experimental
     and Holy War between Hero Drink.
    Darryll Lim <dariru@hotmail.com>
    -Info about Selphie's special arts.
    -Corrected my misconception of Selphie's special arts.
    Jimmy Khoo, FreedSoul <stahn83@yahoo.com>
    -For telling me about the boast cheat by using a Turbo Controller.
    Seong Whang <lovable_loser@yahoo.com>
    -For realising Seifer's R1 gunblade and told me about it.
    -For his valuable junction FAQ.
    Scott Ong <kangning@mbox5.singnet.com>
    -Great FAq guide, plus giving me some valuable cheats.
    -For the elemental and status list.
    -For the list of Timber Magazines.
    -For Finding Ragnarok in Disc 4.
    -For UFO sighting.
    -For fragments of pot code.
    -For the fake water stone.
    -For the junction magics chart.
    -For the list of sub-boss in Ultimecia Castle which you can
     draw any of the Guardian Forces you have missed from.
    ChaRle5! <nghouse@geocites.com /nghouse@hkstar.com>
    -For the list of Timber Magazines.
    -For Finding Ragnarok In Disc 4.
    -For fragments of pot code.
    Edwin "Shinji" Chow <ikarishinji5@hotmail.com>
    -For UFO Sighting.
    Stephanus Rudiyanto Natari <s_rudiyanton@mailcity.com>
    -For the second method on easy gil.
    -For suggesting me information about chances of Phoenix appearing.
    -For giving me suggestion that iron cutting sword is a better name over
     Steel Breaker.
    Sam klempner <s_klempner@yahoo.com>
    -For the gameshark codes on selphie's limit break.
    -For telling me about the hidden save point located just before
     fighting Ultima weapon.
    X. Calibur <xcalibur@ignmail.com>
    -For telling me about the hidden save point located just before
     fighting Ultima weapon.
    Jerry Ng <jyg@olemiss.edu>
    -For the fake water stone.
    Dan Orner <Omegaonyx@geocities.com>
    -For the compatibility item list.
    -Refer to his item list faq for more informations.
    Matthew Montgomery <Aragorn@dragonmount.com>
    -For telling me that Triple is a better spell to junction to Speed
     than Haste.
    -Sorry for losing your e-mail. Thanks for e-mailing me again and
     clarifying your identity with me.
    -For the English names of Gilgamesh's attacks.
    -For telling me that Gilgamesh will always pick up the sword that
     lands behind him, and therefore determine the attack that Gilgamesh
     will use.
    -However, there's no way to determine which sword will land behind
    -For telling me another method to enter the underground basement,
     without having Zell as a compulsory character and that the plus
     point of this method is that you need not fight any enemies on
     your way back.
    Brid Barnes <barnesb@indigo.ie>
    -For telling me how to boost G.Fs up to 250 without using a Turbo
     controller by using a pen with a round lid to rub the boosting
    Jeff "CjayC" Veasey
    -The webmaster of www.gamefaqs.com.
    -For his dedication and hard work to www.gamefaqs.com.
    -Thanks for hosting all my faqs and reviews.
    -Thanks for making me a contributor page.
    GameShark Code Creator
    -For the list of gameshark code.
    Final Fantasy:Worlds Apart <http://www.ffnet.net/>
    -For the PC requirments to play Final Fantasy VIII on the PC.
    -For reading this FAQ,as well as giving me some feedback and
    Did I missed out any points, errors, spellings mistake or any wrong
    Or is there anything you feel that you should add?
    Feel free to contact me through ysf@pacifc.net.sg or ICQ:25076522
    Any corrections are welcomed.
    About The Author
    Mail me at ysf@pacific.net.sg
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    Credits will be given for any suggestion or contribution.
    Visit my Brave Fencer Musashiden at GameFAQ, the ultimate FAQ for
    this latest thrillingly action-RPG masterpiece from the best RPG
    developer that is Square,of course. Also, read my Final Fantasy
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    If you have any questions to ask about other games, besides FFs, feel
    free to ask the author, regarding the list below.
    Beyond the Beyond
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    About Kaze Yagami
    Kaze has been clearing RPGs over RPGs recently. If there's any
    questions pertaining to the following, feel free to drop him a
    Chocobo's Fushigi na Dungeon
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    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy VIII
    Langrisser V - End of Legend
    Legend of Legaia
    Parasite Eve
    Tales of Destiny
    Tales of Phantasia
    He has a vast knowledge of japanese and has been helping me with
    most of the Final Fantasy VIII translation. He owns a PocketStation,
    which i don't have. If you have questions to ask about PocketStation,
    feel free to ask him at <yagami@pacific.net.sg>. His ICQ is 2000670.
    You can find Kaze's <Unoffical Complete Guide to Dungeons and Dragons :
    Shadow Over Mystara> upon mail request.
    If you have other questions about RPGs, feel free to mail him.
    Meanwhile, i am now busy with my studies.There's a chance that i may
    or may not reply your mail. Sorry for that!!! Feel free to ask him
    anything about FF8. or any other games if he knows.
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