_ , _ , ,- - ,, ,- - , _||_ ' _ || _||_ _ || _ ' || \\ \\/\\ < \, || ' || < \, \\/\\ =||= < \, _-_, '\\/\\ || || || || /-|| || || /-|| || || || /-|| ||_. || ;' |, || || || (( || || |, (( || || || || (( || ~ || ||/ _-/ \\ \\ \\ \/\\ \\ _-/ \/\\ \\ \\ \\, \/\\ ,-_- |/ ( -_- _-_, _-_, _-_, // // // || || || ~|| ~|| ~|| || || || _-_, _-_, _-_, _______ __ _______ __ __ | ___|.--.--.----.-----.| |--.---.-. | __|.--.--.|__|.--| |.-----. | ___|| | | _| -__|| <| _ | | | || | || || _ || -__| |_______||_____|__| |_____||__|__|___._| |_______||_____||__||_____||_____| FINAL FANTASY III: EUREKA GUIDE Written by Dylan Hinds FAQ/Walkthrough Game Copyright Square-Enix Written By Dylan Hinds E-mail: dylanhinds (at) ffempire (dot) com MSN: hyndz (dot) wm (at) msn (dot) com Date Written: February, 24th, 2007 Hey there Final Fantasy fans! Want to help me revive a dead forum? You do? Great, thanks! Please go to www.FFEmpire.com, it's dying, and it needs your help! Can you sleep at night, knowing a Final Fantasy forum is dying? Please join and post actively today! ATTENTION The guide is finished. The only time I update this guide is when I add more websites that have asked and have been granted permission to use it. Unfortunately, I don not have the time to be updating the guide on several different sites, so make sure to check out these guides on www.GameFAQs.com to see the most recently updated version. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eureka! It's a Eureka guide! Yes, hello, and welcome to my Guide for SQUARE-ENIX's Final Fantasy III for the Nintendo DS. This guide will tell you how to get to Eureka, what is in it, why you should go there, you know, that kind of stuff. Along with that information, I will also provide help with the bosses you will face, as I am going to take you through the entire place, as I do it again, so there will be little, if no mistakes (other than gramatical errors that I don't really care about). And for those people who cannot read directions (I haven't forgetten you), I've recently added maps that I drew with Paint. Hope you can easily follow them :D . When you open the link into your browser, and you cannot follow due to poor quality, either right-click to enlarge the picture slighty, preserving the quality of the original, or save the picture, and open it up with whatever program you use, and view it that way. Thank you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------Table of Contents----------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- To find what you are looking for, simply look at what you need from the provided list, and then copy the code that follows in the "find window", by pressing Ctrl+F. Or just scroll through the guide, because it is not very long. NAME OF SECTION CODE ___________________________________________________________________________ 10 Plagairsim Commandments ................................ 10pc What? Where? Why? ......................................... w?3 Using the Guide ........................................... utg Eureka's Treasure ......................................... etl Eureka's Enemies .......................................... eel The Bosses ................................................ bos Eureka .................................................... ehg Credits & Thank Yous ...................................... caty Legal Info ................................................ lgli ___________________________________________________________________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------10 Plagiarism Commandments [10pc]------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are the 10 plageriarism commandments. You shall read these, and you shall live by them. Should you choose to neglect these commandments, I shall come and smite you off the planet, and probably inflcit massive pain by ripping your.. Well.. Let's not even go there, as I suppose some readers are young, and I don't want this guide to contain spoilers, or nightmares. Come, read them aloud with me. 1) Thou shalt have no other names on this guide before me. 2) Thou shalt not maketh thy guide your own. 3) Thou shalt not take the name of the lord Dylan in vain; for the lord will show no mercy for those who taketh thy guide as your own. 4) Remember the sabbath day of Dylan's guide writing, to keep it holy. 5) Honour thy true author. 6) Thou shalt not kill thy guide by putting your name upon it. 7) Thou shalt not commit plagiarisim, unless thou wishes to lose thy gift of functioning/breathing. 8) Thou shalt not steal my work, for should you, thou shall eat the rest of thy meals through a tube. 9) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour, should I taketh thy plagairists ass to a stick o' dynamite. 10) Thou shalt not covet to steal these holy manuscripts. Now that thats settled, we can get into the guide. Thank you for your cooperation. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------What? Where? Why? [w?3]----------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now you may be thinking, "What is Eureka?" "Where is it found?" And "Why should I waste my time going there?" The answer is simple. It contains treasure beyond your comprehension. It's a great way to spend a rainy day or if you feel the need to complete everything in the game. It is a dungeon that contains bosses, with very nice spoils. It contains items that you may need, and it contains a shop of all the best magic, and the summons which you would normally need to defeat. Eureka is located in the Final Dungeon, which is the Crystal Tower. It is only a few seconds away from the entrance, as well. As soon as you get to the tower, just go straight up, past the flight of stairs, into the next room and then THAT is the door to what this guide stands for. If you cannot find Eureka, then you can scroll down to the Eureka Section (ehg), and there is a map from the Crystal Tower to Eureka that should be able to point you in the right direction. As previously mentioned, going to Eureka is a wonderful idea for players who want another of Odin/Levaithan/Buhamut. Players who desire the need to become an 'FFIII Sephiroth' and claim the most powerful magic in the game. You must go here and fight the bosses if you wish to complete a besitary. And, hey... Its Final Fantasy, so you'll want to get a bang for your buck and just do the dungeon because you should ;) . --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------Using the guide [utg]--------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are going to follow this guide step by step they way I tell it, then you should note a few things. I will explain where to go with terms like, North, South, East, and West. For example, you are looking at your DS screen, and you do not know where to go. You are supposed to go "up" on the screen, so I will say North. If you needed to go Left, I would have said West. And so on. Or again, if you don't know anything about directions, you can copy and paste the link in your internet broswer to take you to a map I have drawn of all the areas, which is probably a better idea for most players who cannot read (laughs), or if you just want a refrence. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------Eureka's Treasure [etl]---------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a checklist of ALL the treasures found in Eureka. So if you are not sure whether or not you want to venture into this land, read this to see if it is worth your while. The items will also be labeled on the maps, so you'll know where to look for them, and where not to go if your not intrested in a certain item. 1. [ ] Chocobo's Wrath 2. [ ] Fuma Garb 2. [ ] White Musk 3. [ ] Elixer 4. [ ] White Musk 5. [ ] Ribbon 6. [ ] White Musk 7. [ ] Chocobo's Wrath 8. [ ] Phoenix Down 9. [ ] Shuriken 10. [ ] Elixer 11. [ ] Shuriken 12. [ ] Phoenix Down 13. [ ] Moonring Blade 14. [ ] Phoenix Down 15. [ ] Omnirod 16. [ ] Masamune 17. [ ] Excalibur 18. [ ] Elder Staff 19. [ ] Ragnarok 20. [ ] Shuriken 21. [ ] Shuriken 22. [ ] Elixer 23. [ ] Elixer Eureka's Shops: Yes, the dungeon has shops, and here is what they sell, and how much they cost. _______________________ WEAPON SHOP _______________________ Shuriken ...................... 65,500 gil Apollo Harp ................... 60,000 gil _______________________ ARMOR SHOP _______________________ Crystal Shield ................ 50,000 gil Crystal Mail .................. 50,000 gil Crystal Gloves ................ 50,000 gil Crystal Helm .................. 50,000 gil _______________________ MAGIC SHOP _______________________ Flare ......................... 60,000 gil Death ......................... 60,000 gil Meteor ........................ 60,000 gil Tornado ....................... 60,000 gil Arise ......................... 60,000 gil Holy .......................... 60,000 gil _______________________ SUMMONS _______________________ Catastro (Odin) ............... 40,000 gil Leviath (Leviathan) ........... 50,000 gil Buhamur (Buhamut) ............. 60,000 gil --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------Eureka's Enemies [eel]---------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following is a besitary on all the enemies that can be faught in Eureka. ************************************* ABAIA _____________ Level: 42 HP: 6970 Experience: 8,000 Gil: 2,700 Attack Power: 93 Defense: 29 ************************************* ACHERON _____________ Level: 44 HP: 13,600 Experience: 12,000 Gil: 6,600 Attack Power: 102 Defense: 29 ************************************* HAOKAH _____________ Level: 43 HP: 7,200 Experience: 8,000 Gil: 2,900 Attack Power: 93 Defense: 29 ************************************* NINJA _____________ Level: 47 HP: 24,000 Experience: 28,400 Gil: 14,400 Attack Power: 96 Defense: 46 ************************************ OCEANUS ____________ Level: 44 HP: 13,200 Experience: 12,600 Gil: 6,800 Attack Power: 100 Defense: 29 *********************************** SLEIPNIR ____________ Level: 43 HP: 7,000 Experience: 8,000 Gil: 2,800 Attack Power: 94 Defense: 29 ********************************** --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------Bosses [bos]------------------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- N I N J A `````````` Ninja is the same as the random encounter version of Ninja, but here's a strategy anyway... Have someone who can cast Curaja, because Ninja can, and does attack twice per turn with his blades. If you want to take a Dragoon with you to use Jump, and evade these attacks, then go ahead. MAYBE a party of four Dragoons can take hime out without being hit, but I haven't tried this so I'm not sure. But yeah, bring someone who can heal everyone, and then bring your hardest moves, Ultima Weapon (read my other guide on it for info on how to get it) is a nice choice, accompanied by another strong weapon. I used a healer, 2 physical attackers and someone who used black magic. It worked quite nicely, and won without difficulties. Have your healer cast her best white magic on everyone EVERY TURN. You get fully restored at the end of the battle, so don't be afraid to waste up MP. So heal every round and have your other 3 characters blast away with damaging moves, and Ninja should fall without delay. _______________________________________________________________________ A M O N ```````` Pretty much same strategy for Ninja (As well as for all the other bosses), use 3 hard hitters (2 physical attackers and 1 mage) and one healer. Although bringing a Scholar isn't a bad idea, because Amon might use "Barrier Shift", and his weakness will change. If you do decide to bring in a Scholar, get rid of one of your physical attackers. Use Study and when you find his weakness, blast away with the magic. He shouldn't be too hard, so keep this up and he shall fall before you in shame. _______________________________________________________________________ K U N O I C H I ```````````````` Use brute force here, the 2 physical attackers and 1 mage, accompanied by a healer, will work nicely. Just blast away, and have the mage heal every round, to allow the team to recover from Kunoichi's attacks, that will come at you three times per round. Sometimes Kunoichi might inflict poison or blind with her attacks. If this is the case, have your healer quickly use an antidote or eye drops to cure the effect. But if it is blind on either of your mages, then just let it past, for they will not be attacking anyway. _______________________________________________________________________ G E N E R A L `````````````` Alright, bring your 3 attackers and the healer again for another fight. Heal every round while your attackers pummel the General into submission. Be careful about General's magic spells: Bio, Death & Drain. Should Death happen to someone, imediately revive them. Preferably with spells, as Phoenix Downs are limited in Final Fantasy III. Just blast away at him, healing anyone the second they get hurt or a status effect inflicted on them, and you should do fine. _______________________________________________________________________ G U A R D I A N ```````````````` Guardian is slightly easier than General, with the exception of petrification. Yes, Guardian can sometimes petrify your characters. Should any of your party members succumb to this evil ailment, quickly use a soft to restore them back to normal. Bring the usual party of three attackers and one healer, and attack as hard as you possibly can. Unfortunatly, Guardian has the ability to cast Reflect. If this happens, hold off on the magic assault, and continue with the physical attacks. If he casts reflect on a party member, just heal them with items. Guardian should fall fairly easily provided you know what you are doing. So follow the strategy and you should win. _______________________________________________________________________ S C Y L L A ```````````` The last boss of Eureka is probably the hardest boss... Only because this one has a brain. This is the only boss that will heal itself. Once Scylla loses a certain amount of HP, she starts to cast Curaga on herself. She will attack with spells such as Blizzaga, Firaga, Thundaga, and SQUARE threw in Holy and Flare to boot. Keep blasting away at her with attacks, and when she starts casting Curaga, cast Reflect on her, and halt your black magic assault. Like Guardian, Scylla can inflict petrification with her physical attacks. Should this happen, quickly use a soft on the victim to recover and continue your tactics. ________________________________________________________________________ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------Eureka [ehg]--------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Finally, time for you to get through the map of Eureka. Now I'm not skilled at drawing maps with text, so I appologize for no maps :(.... But, I will take you step by step through the map as I go through with it myself, so you shant worry about wrong directions. Mike Green eMailed me that the guide had skipped the information about the key to Eureka. I appologize for any inconvienience this has caused and I could have sworn it was in here, but I must've erased at one point or another. Anyway, in order to get the key, you must descend into the cave that is found in Doga's Manor, and fight Doga and Unei. Once you have the Invincible, just hop into your faster Nautilus, fly against the wind into Doga's Manor, and upon entering, you will be shown the path. Here we go, once you unlock the door to Eureka found in the Crystal Tower, you are ready to follow my expert directions through Eureka. **At the request of FinalRoxas_XIII, I've attempted to make a map from the entrace of the Crystal Tower, to the entrance of Eureka.** Here is the link to the map, http://tinyurl.com/25f3on Just copy and paste it into your internet browser. *R O O M O N E* You may go South-West to get a Chocobo's Wrath and a Fuma Garb, and on the exact side of the symetrical room is a White Musk and an Elixer. Once you have looted the items, head South to the exit of the room. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/2ccwb3 *R O O M T W O* Head South until you come to a fork in the road. Head West, and enter the up the stairs here. In this small room you will find a White Musk. Backtrack back to the crossroad, and this time head East, up the stairs you see into another small room, in which you will find another White Musk, a Chocobo's Wrath and a Phoenix Down. Leave the small room, and head a bit South-West from the stairs and you'll find a pathway to a chest containing a Ribbon. But beware of this chest, opening it will activate a boss fight with Ninja (see the Bosses section [bos] for help on this). After you've claimed your Ribbon, head back off of this path, and head further South-West, and down some stairs. Here you will find a Shuriken. Head back to where you came from, and head East, then South down the stairs. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/2fcxxb *R O O M T H R E E* Head south untill you can head West. Do so and claim an Elixer. Now turn back and head South. Follow the path, claiming a Shuriken and a Phoenix Down on your way out. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/2g6bne *R O O M F O U R* Follow the path South-East and grab the Moonring Blade. But, hey... It comes along with a free boss fight with Amon (See the bosses section [bos] for help on this). Once you've won, continue the pathway into the next room. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/2hvnfg *R O O M F I V E* Head South, and then at the fork, head West to obtain the Omnirod. Now head straight East to and grab the Masamune... But nothing great isn't worth fighting for, right? Have some fun playing with a boss called Kunoichi (See the bosses section [bos] for help on this). After the encounter, head South, and let the Phoenix Down hit your arse on your way out. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/yo9qko *R O O M S I X* Head East and follow the pathway to fight the General, in hopes of gaining the Excalibur (See the bosses section [bos] for help on this). Once that is over, turn around and follow the winding pathway to the next room. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/232uhz *R O O M S E V E N* Head North, and then go East to do battle with the Guardian (See the bosses section [bos] for help on this). Take your newly won Ragnarok, and head directly West to now fight with the final boss of Eureka, Scylla. After winning, do what you will with your brand spanking new Elder Staff, and hop onto the Teleport device at the top of the platform. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/2hrrjc *R O O M E I G H T (FINAL ROOM)* Head North and search the room for two Elixers and two Shurikens. Purchase your magic and summons from the two sages. After your done shopping, scout the East wall to find a secret passage. Follow this passage to find the Weapons and Armor dealer. After your finished, you may leave Eureka, for you have gotten everything out of it as possible. Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/2alp68 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------Credits & Thank Yous [caty]------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Thanks to Dr. Pepper, for your pop (and all of its 23 flavours) have kept me satisfied while writing this. 2) Mike Green for pointing out that information regarding the Key to Eureka was missing. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------Legal Info [lgli]------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This guide is copyright (c) Dylan Hinds 2007. 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