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    10m North Star Challenge FAQ by kimkallstrom19

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    Katamari Damacy North Star Challenge FAQ
    Version 1.03
    Last Updated: March 17 2005
    
    E-mail: kimkallstrom19[at]hotmail[dot]com
    
    
    
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    Version Updates
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    1.03 - 17/03/05 - Added a new section.
    
    1.02 - 16/03/05 - Rearranged Items List. Made several corrections.
    
    1.01 - 16/03/05 - Added Tips/How to Use section.
    
    1.00 - 15/03/05 - Begun work on Katamari Damacy North Star Challenge FAQ.
    
    
    
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    Table of Contents
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       I. Introduction
      II. Tips/How to Use
     III. Items List
      IV. Why Eternal Stage #3?
       V. Trivia
      VI. Credits
     VII. Disclaimer
    
    
    
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    I. Introduction
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    Completed the game? Collected all countries? 
    
    Well, here's one challenge to try: get the exact size required by the King 
    for the North Star challenge.
    
    What do you get when you complete the challenge? Well, the King's comments 
    once you acquire a 10m katamari... is reward itself. Also, the fact that 
    you have completed one of the toughest challenges in the game (besides 
    collecting all the items). Of course, using this list will take a bit of 
    shine off that, but I'm not going to tell anyone...
    
    You will find this list useful as the figures were extracted from having 
    a katamari the size of 10m00cm0mm in stage "Eternal #3", and alphabetically 
    ordered as well to simplify your search.
    
    Granted, it's not a complete list (that would be quite difficult to achieve) 
    but it is as comprehensive of a list as I can come up with, and hopefully 
    you'll be able to find some use from it.
    
    I am fairly certain that the numbers found on this list is pretty accurate, 
    seeing as it's done by me. (heh)
    
    You can also use this list to estimate how far off your katamari is from the 
    magical 10m.
    
    Using the measurement from the objects list won't help as that doesn't 
    actually reflect the mass of your katamari at the size of 10m.
    
    With the list, you can actually complete the North Star Challenge with a 
    perfect 10m even on your first try! (tested and proven, of course)
    
    
    
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    II. Tips/How to Use
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    Use the elephant or tree trick in the North Star Challenge to get a katamari 
    that's about the size of 10m (once you are able to roll up an elephant or 
    tree you should be very close to 10m).
    
    Press START to pause the game. You should see the following text at the top 
    of the pause screen. 
    
    (Item Name) Your katamari is as big as (Count) of these
    
    Compare the katamari description with the item name in the list. If it's not 
    in the list, unpause and pause again until you get an item in the list. 
    Compare the size, and if it's very close to the number, then your katamari 
    size should be about 10m. Preferably use small items for comparison as you 
    will get a more accurate reading (e.g. Roast on Bone or Canned Curry)
    
    And yes, there is a little leeway given by the King when it comes to the size 
    of the katamari. You don't have to get the exact number of Canned Curries or 
    any of the extremely small items to complete the stage with a perfect 10m 
    (which, by the way, is near impossible unless you're extremely lucky).
    
    
    
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    III. Items List
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    (Item Name) Your katamari is as big as (Count) of these
    
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    Item Name            Count
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    AC Condenser          3666
    Advertising Balloon      6
    Algae Ball            7728
    American Guy           750
    Arcade Machine         478
    Balance Beam           544
    Bale of Rice          7304
    Balloon Shop             4
    Ball Race              155
    Bamboo Sword        134387
    Banana Bunch        148910
    Barbell               2105
    Barber's Pole         1945
    Barrel                2404
    Barrier                 78
    Bathhouse Curtain    12123
    Beach Ball           34082
    Beach Umbrella          56
    Bicycle               1485
    Big Bear               130
    Big Pylon              370
    Big Turnip               1
    Black Sheep           2346
    Blue Oil Drum         1443
    Bonsai                9992
    Briefcase            57569
    Bungalow                 1
    Burglar                922
    Butcher Shop             4
    Butcher Sign           699
    Bus                      5
    Businessman           1689
    Busker                 897
    Bus Stop                 5
    Bus Stop              2842
    Cage                    14
    Calf                  5131
    Camp Fire             4661
    Camping Tent            63
    Candy Store              4
    Candy Store Sign      1479
    Canned Curry        825989
    Chief Driller         1352
    Chinese Cabbages     13779
    Chopper 1              347
    Chopper 3              365
    Clock Pedestal           8
    Combine Harvester       95
    Connecting Bridge        2
    Convenience Store        2
    Convenience Store     1465
    Cowshed                  2
    Crocodile              143
    Crow                 30694
    Daikon Radish        21972
    Dairy Cow              305
    Dangling Boy          2657
    Daruma               15713
    Delivery Guy          2440
    Dogfood Bowl        355928
    Double Punk            911
    Drawbridge               4
    Driller                  3
    Drink Crate          10509
    Duct                   396
    Elephant                13
    Farmhouse                2
    Fat Schoolboy         1579
    Fence                  309
    Firewood             19642
    Fishing Boat             3
    Flag Buoy              605
    Flower Bed             258
    Flower Clock "3"     12247
    Flower Clock "6"     12833
    Flower Clock "9"     12833
    Flower Clock "12"     6092
    Flower Girl           2318
    Flower Pot            6460
    Fried Rice           23009
    Froggy Car            3394
    Funny Hammer         67762
    Gangster Car            60
    Garbage               4987
    Gardening Fence        384
    Gas Station              1
    Giant Peach           9847
    Giant Watermelon        92
    Giraffe                 34
    Globe Jungle Gym        58
    Gong                196889
    Grand Opening          318
    Green Balloon        13854
    Green Oil Drum        1443
    Guardrail (5m)         628
    Guardrail (Left)       901
    Guardrail (Right)      901
    Gull 'n Kelp             8
    Half Watermelon      86492
    Hara Residence           2
    Hatchback               51
    Hose Reel            16127
    Hotel Parking          327
    Hour Hand             4517
    Hydrangea             3988
    Hyodo Residence          2
    Huge Falling Rock       10
    Huge Tree                1
    Ice-Cream Freezer      675
    Japanese Car            45
    Judo Wrestler         1075
    Jumbo Umbrella         419
    Kato Residence           4
    Kettle               25768
    Kiddie Car            2978
    Killer Move            568
    Kimono                 652
    Ladder                1318
    Lamp Post             1095
    Laundry Deck          2961
    Laundry Pole          4551
    Lion Dance             797
    Lion Fountain           13
    Lion Paw               582
    Log                   4302
    Log Cabin               15
    Log Fence              233
    Lotto Store             25
    Lotus Leaf            5636
    Loud Momma            1245
    Mailbox               3317
    Majima Residence         2
    Mammoth                  3
    Man                   2208
    Matsuo Residence         2
    Metal Bucket          4969
    Mikoshi                 88
    Minute Hand           4177
    Monster Melon        44624
    Mortar               12174
    Mushroom (L)             6
    Nerdy Guy             2231
    New Hotel Sign          21
    Nikaido Residence        3
    Niwata Residence         2
    Noguchi Residence        2
    "No Parking" Sign     6094
    "No Stealing Cows"    3251
    Old Hotel Sign          17
    Onishi Residence         4
    "Over 12m" Sign          5
    "Over 3m" Sign         370
    Ox                      60
    Palmistry Sign       29375
    Palmistry Table       1194
    Panda Balloon            2
    Paper Fan Man          527
    Park Entrance           16
    Park Fence            4156
    Parking Lot            203
    Parking Lot Sign        25
    Parking Turntable       15
    Park Lamp Post         318
    Pay Phone             3278
    Pedestrian Signal      495
    Phone Booth            270
    Photo Booth            241
    Pickle Tub            7735
    Pineapple            36402
    Pink Balloon         13854
    Plastic Bench         1740
    Playful Punk          2659
    Police Bike           1246
    Policeman             1634
    Pool Ring            14188
    Potty                13312
    Pressure Cooker      11978
    Principal             2408
    Propane Tank          2805
    Prop Plane               1
    Punk                  2659
    Radio Tower              1
    RC Boy                7279
    Recycling Bin         4053
    Red Ball               156
    Red Oil Drum          1443
    Relaxing Dude         2184
    Roast On Bone        79621
    Rocking Horse         2634
    Russian Doll (L)      1257
    Russian Doll (XL)      772
    Ryokan Sign             46
    Safe                  2963
    Saito Residence          2
    Salmon               30048
    Sandpile               821
    Scale                 3043
    School Chair          4792
    School Clocktower        1
    School Desk           2437
    School Gate             34
    School Sign           2672
    Shabu-Shabu Pot      14220
    Shachihoko            5280
    Shimizu Residence        4
    Shopper               3850
    Shopping Cart         3234
    Short Fence           1151
    Short Schoolboy       5112
    Skinny                2191
    Small Fishing Boat       6
    Smokestack               3
    Snapper             120358
    Snowman               3226
    Soccer Goal             16
    Sperm Whale              1
    Spirit of Fun          221
    Squared Shrubbery      885
    Stilts                2377
    Straw Hat           110846
    Street Stall            46
    Strongman             1849
    Summer Skinny         2731
    Sunflower             5785
    Supermarket Sign         4
    Swan Boat               68
    Swordfish                3
    Tall Businessman      1324
    Tall Schoolgirl       2193
    Tall Totem Pole          3
    Telephone            67659
    Telephone Pole          38
    Tire                  6586
    Towel Guy             2135
    Tractor                 43
    Traffic Mirror         826
    Traffic Signal          39
    Train                   19
    Trash Can             4526
    Treasure Chest        1211
    Tree                     6
    Tricycle               911
    Truck                    9
    Tuna                  2114
    Umbrella              4032
    Utility Worker        1253
    Van                     31
    Vanilla Cone          4282
    Vending Machine        496
    Ventilation Fan      76111
    Wall (Long)             21
    Washtub              68559
    Watermelon           23739
    Watermelon Boy        4544
    White Sheep           2142
    White Wall             410
    Wild Pylon               5
    Winner's Podium        881
    Wooden Bench          1604
    
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    IV. Why Eternal Stage #3?
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    Why is the list based on items found in Eternal Stage #3?
    
    The list was done on Eternal Stage #3 using a katamari of the exact size 
    10m00cm0m. Items found in the North Star Challenge will be different to those 
    found in Eternal Stage #3, so when you do pause, you might not be able to find 
    some items from the list.
    
    I could have used the same method to create another list but there are several 
    reasons as to why I'm sticking with an items list from Eternal Stage #3.
    
    (This will be a tad confusing, so you can skip it if you don't need a proper 
    explanation of the method used)
    
    - The numbers are actually medians of the range in which the King is allowing 
      room for difference to the katamari size (you will still get a perfect 10m 
      even if your katamari is off by a few millimeters).
    
    - You can aim for a number that's on the list and not worry about the katamari 
      size if it's off by a few in count, since the list allows for margins both 
      less and more. (only true for small to medium items)
    
    - Since it's a median of the range of values that the King will accept as 
      a perfect 10m katamari, there is an equal number of values both below and 
      above the number of items that is actually accepted as completing the 
      challenge successfully.
    
    - To get another list prepared for items found in the North Star Stage with 
      an accurate median to the range of values allowable by the King to 
      complete the challenge, I would have to get a katamari size that's equal 
      to the smallest item in the list (which would be Canned Curry).
    
    - And even after that there is still the chance that the item count from the 
      new list might be slightly off the actual median (especially if the item 
      is extremely small in size).
    
    - Even having a katamari size that's equal to the exact number of Canned 
      Curries as stated in the list does not mean that the katamari is exactly 
      10m00cm0m.
    
    - After much consideration, between a list of values for a katamari that is 
      presumed to be 10m00cm0m and an accurate list of items obtained from 
      Eternal Stage #3, I have gone for the latter.
    
    - It will be near impossible to come up with the accepted range for each 
      item, so let's move swiftly on to the next topic...
    
    
    
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    V. Trivia
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    (things I've noticed while compiling the insane list above, as well as 
    random thoughts during the breaks in between)
    
    - According to the game, twice the number of half watermelons does not 
      equate to the total number of watermelons (86492 and 23739 respectively).
    
    - Guardrail (Left) and Guardrail (Right) measures the same (obviously).
    
    - Amazingly, when you're viewing the Traffic Mirror object, you can 
      actually see a view in it's reflection instead of just the mirror 
      itself. (another nice touch).
    
    - Surprisingly, the Flower Clock "6" and Flower Clock "9" has the 
      same exact measurements, leading me to believe that it's really 
      the figure "6" reversed and renamed as Flower Clock "9".
    
    - The Red Oil Drum, Blue Oil Drum and the Green Oil Drum measures exactly 
      the same, only differently painted colors on it's surface.
    
    - The smallest item in the list is Canned Curry, in case you're wondering. 
      (racking up the figure of 825989)
    
    - Yes, it's not a typo. There are two types of Convenience Store in the list. 
      One's a sign and the other one's the store itself.
    
    - Press START at the beginning of the stage, before you collect a single 
      item. Your katamari will always be described as equal to the size of one 
      Scattered Cloud. 
    
    - (In the North Star stage) Fujio, one of the cousins, can be found sitting 
      on the roof of the building next to the Giant Watermelon farm.
    
    - The King will say this as soon as you collect your bluish cousin: 
      "Oh, Fujio! You have lava dripping from the top of your head. How 
      disturbing."
    
    - I struggle to remember the prince saying anything throughout the entire 
      game. (except for "Huff!" and "See you again soon!")
    
    - The list is missing a few items (e.g. Chopper 2). I will not be updating 
      it even if I received submissions, since only a small number of objects 
      were left out. 
    
    - An insane amount of snack and soft drinks were consumed during the 
      compilation of this list.
    
    - You must be as crazy about Katamari Damacy as I am to read all this 
      trivia. (hehe)
    
    
    
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    VI. Credits
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    - Feel free to send all your comments to the address stated at the 
      beginning of the FAQ.
    
    - Thanks to GameFAQs for hosting this guide, and the many forum members 
      over at GameFAQs.
    
    - Thanks to Myst Erik Ery for the trivia corrections!
    
    - Thank you for reading! Hope you find the FAQ helpful!
    
    
    
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    VII. Disclaimer
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