Psychic Force 2 Playstation version by Taito FAQ v 1.2 by hq9 October 22, 1999 Up to Date versions can be found at and my website Psychic Force is (c) Taito Corp. 1997, 1999 Unpublished work Copyright 1999 hq9 All contents are fan made for informational purposes only. This FAQ may be distributed and reproduced only if this disclaimer, and the body of the text remains intact. This FAQ may not be altered in any way without my permission. This FAQ is written and owned by me, hq9. Please follow proper 'netiquette' and give credit where it is due. TABLE OF CONTENTS I. WELCOME II. MAIN MENU III. CONTROLS IV. SECRET CHARACTERS V. "NEW", OLD CHARACTER STATS & COMMANDS VI. DREAMCAST VS PLAYSTATION DIFFERENCES VII. PSY-EXPAND WALKTHROUGH VIII. SPECIAL THANKS AND CREDITS IX. VERSION REVISIONS I. WELCOME Welcome to my Psychic Force 2 FAQ. I think I am the biggest Psychic Force Fan out there, yet I never made a Faq for the game, since there are so many other high quality FAQ’s out there. Well I wanted to beat the crowd so here I am (Burning Now) :) Psychic Force 2 (PF2) is the Playstation version of the arcade game Psychic Force 2012 (2012) which was released earlier this year for the Sega Dreamcast. PF2 was released October 7, 1999 by Taito in Japan. This game is a Japanese import so either a Japanese Playstation or Mod Chip is needed. It does not have anti-mod chip protection like many of the new Playstation releases. PF2 is a 3-D fighting game for 1-2 Players, requires 1 Memory Card Block, is Pocket Station & Vibration Function compatible. It is however not Analog Stick Compatible. II. Main Menu When you turn on the game the following Menu options are available ARCADE MODE In Arcade Mode you can choose a character and play through the game without any character storyline and interaction. In Arcade all characters are available for selection and Psy-Expand functions are available. Upon completion of Arcade mode a beautiful CG is rewarded and added to the Album Mode. Timed Records are also kept. STORY MODE In Story Mode you can choose a character and play through the game with character storyline, pre & post battle dialogue, and ending CG’s. In story mode, only Burn, Keith, Wong, Wendy, Emilio, Patty, Might, Setsuna, Carlo, Regina, Gudeath, Genshin, & Gates are available to select. Basic controls are also only available. Upon completion of Story Mode, the Ending CG’s are added to the Album Mode. TRAINING MODE In Training Mode you can choose a character to practice with. All characters are available to choose from, and Psy-Expand Functions are available. Before the battle you may increase or decrease the character’s Psy and Power abilities. VS MODE In VS Mode a player can play a Human, go against the computer, or watch the computer go at it. All characters, stages, Psy-Expand Functions, and a handicap option are available. Wins and Losses are recorded. GROUP VS MODE In Group VS Mode a player can play another human or against the CPU. You will need to first choose how many will be on your side, then your opponent will choose how many characters will be on their side, or if you are playing the CPU you choose. All characters, stages, Handicap, and Random character selections are available. Psy-Expand is not available in this mode. Wins and Losses are recorded. SURVIVAL MODE In survival mode a player must go through 10 stages on one energy Meter that never gets replenished. All characters are available, but no Psy- Expand functions are used. Time Records are recorded. Upon completion of the Survival Mode, another beautiful CG is rewarded. No continuation is allowed. PSY-EXPAND MODE This mode is the premier Mode for this game. In Psy-Expand mode a player builds up his favorite character by fighting various other characters and gaining experience & their abilities. The abilities gained are in A-E strength with A being the best and E being the worst. More will be explained in the Psy-Expand Walkthrough section. PSYCHICCER’S NETWORK This mode is available to owners of Pocket Stations. You can upload and download player data and individual records. RECORDS This mode enables a player to view time and W/L records for the Arcade, Survival, and VS modes. ALBUM MODE This mode enables a player to view the CG pictures. These pictures include the Ending CG’s, and the CG’s attained through the Survival and Arcade Modes. Complete Albums are designated by a Green Color, while incomplete Albums are designated with a blue color. OPTION MODE This mode enables the player to change: -Key Config - Controller Commands, Vibration etc -Game Setting Difficulty, timer, # of rounds, Continuation, Auto Guard for Beginners, Field Size and Adjustment of the various Gauges. -Sound Setting - Increase/Decrease BGM and Special Effects, Stereo or Mono, and Arcade or Arranged Soundtrack. -Data Save/Load - Save Data, Load Data, Enable Auto Save III. CONTROLS These are the Default Controls on the Playstation Controller Square Button = Guard Triangle Button = Weak Attack Circle Button = Strong Attack X Button = Use Psy-Expand keys R1 = Dash R2 = Slide Dash L1 = Barrier Guard L2 = Psycho Charge D-Pad = Move around the character/ highlight items Start Button = Pause Game Other commands are available through the Options/Key Config Menu -Catch = Throw an enemy -Barrier Break = Break the Barrier IV. SECRET CHARACTERS Only 10 characters are available to select when you start PF2. The 10 are Regina, Carlo, Might, Patty, Setsuna, Gudeath, Gates, Wendy, Genshin, & Emilio. The others are hidden and must be unlocked through special means. The hidden characters are Wong, Keith, Burn, Genma, Sonia, and Brad. I had some reported problems that my solutions don't work. Well the real reason why is because of, what I call the "cumulative effect". When I cleared Keith in storymode, Sonia showed up right after. Since Sonia is NOA and in love with Kisu-sama, I figured that was the connection, however when I cleared Keith's storymode, Burn & Wong's was already clear, having all three of them clear probably triggered it. Only starting over on a clear memory card session would prove the exact means. FYI DEFAULT SETTINGS Game Rank: 3.Easy Timer: 45 Sec Round: 2Rounds Player Select: Continue Off Auto Guard : 05 Field Size: Normal To unlock Wong complete Story Mode on any setting for all 10 of the original characters To unlock Genma complete Survival Mode on any setting for any 1 of the original 10 characters To unlock Burn complete Arcade Mode on Default Setting for any 1 character To unlock Keith complete Arcade mode on Default Settings for all 10 original characters To unlock Sonia complete Story Mode with Keith, Burn, and Wong on Default Settings *could be incorrect* To unlock Brad complete Arcade mode on Default Settings with all 10 + 5 hidden characters To make sure you get all the characters, follow this vigourus walkthrough *NOTE* This Should get you all the characters, but is not the easiest way to do so. 1. Clear Survival Mode on any setting and get Genma 2. Clear Arcade Mode on default settings and get Burn 3. Clear Story Mode on any setting with the original 10 and get Wong 4. Clear Arcade Mode on default with the original 10 and get Keith 5. Clear Story Mode on default settings with Burn, Wong & Keith, and clear Arcade Mode on default with Burn, Wong, Genma, & Keith and get Sonia 6. Clear Arcade with Sonia and get Brad V. "NEW" OLD CHARACTER STATS & COMMANDS There are currently many great Psychic Force & Psychic Force 2012 FAQs’ and move lists available on the internet. Instead of retyping the commands for the characters available in 2012, I am just listing the commands for Sonia, Brad, and Genma. For some reasons the new old characters did not age from the original Psychic Force which took place in the year 2010 AD SONIA (CHRIS RYAN) AGE: 17 SEX: Female PSY: Electricity GROUP: NOA Command List ElectTrigger = Forward Forward Strong 30 % Psy Magnet Anchor = Back Down Forward Weak 30 % Psy Gigantic Drill = Forward Forward Weak 30 % Psy Tera Discharge = Back Forward Strong 50 % Psy Execution = Back Forward Strong 60 % Psy BRAD KILSTEN Age: 24 Sex: Male PSY: Gravity GROUP: NOA Command List Gravity Briito = Strong or Forward Strong 30% Psy Meteor Hammer = Back Forward Weak 30% Psy Asteroid Belt = Back Down Forward Strong = 70% Psy -Satellite Fall =(Brad Hurls each asteroid) Back Down Forward Strong 0% Mega Pressure = Forward Weak 40% Psy Gravity Infinity = Back Forward Strong 90% Psy ROKUDO GENMA AGE: 53 SEX: Male PSY: Magic GROUP: Nothing Command List Onibi dama = Strong or Forward Forward Strong 30% Psy Renenbu= Back forward weak 30% Psy *Spirit of the Willo Whisps = forward forward Weak 30% Psy *Prayer Bead Lightning = Back Down Forward Weak 40% Psy Fugojuutsu= Back Down Forward Weak + Strong 70% Psy Jyoubakusatsu= Back Forward Forward Strong 60% Psy VI. DREAMCAST VS PLAYSTATION DIFFERENCES As mentioned earlier a Dreamcast version of 2012 was previously released back in March 1999. There are a few key notable differences between PF2 and 2012. New for the Playstation version include: -FMV animated introduction -Vocal - The Legend ~ a dying hero’s story ~ by Hironobu Kageyama -FMV animated ending for arcade mode -Vocal - Ai o Shizumeteru - by Anza -Survival, Psy-Expand, Group Vs, Album, and Psychiccer’s Network -CG pictures for Survival and Arcade completion -Genma, Sonia, and Brad -New colors for all Psychiccers -Command Keys for Barrier Guard, Side Dash, and Barrier Break -Arranged/Arcade Soundtrack bonus tracks for Sonia, Brad, & Genma Stages The Dreamcast Version has way better crisper graphics and 1-2 second loading times. The Playstation version has ugly choppy fuzzy polygon characters and long 15-18 second loading times. Graphically and loading-time wise the DC version is superior, however the Playstation version has so many bonus extras this version was obviously not rushed and is the Fan Favorite. VII. PSY-EXPAND WALKTHROUGH This is the most exciting element available in the game. The ability for a Psychiccer to use any Psy Powers! Imagine Keith Evans with Wendy’s Air Slasher and Wong’s a Perfect World, awesome. This walkthrough will help you gain a level and gain a Psy-Expand Command. 1st Select Psy-Expand Mode and press the O button 2nd Select your Favorite Psychiccer press O button 3rd Select Normal or Beginner press O button 4th Select Battle, press O button, Highlight Battle Level 1 O button, and choose the first one which your goal is to "Aite o taose", roughly translated is to Beat down your opponent, which in this case is Patty Each Battle will have a requirement, if you follow the requirement you get higher base points, if you just beat up your opponent, you will still gain experience, but just not as much 5th Beat down Patty :) - Be gentle or I’ll kick your ass !! 6th Gain experience for Base, Time, Vitality, and Point bonus. The point bonus is attained through using Psy-Expand Powers and Special Moves. 7th Select Battle again and continue with the next which is Setsuna the goal is to "Tsujou Kougeki no mi" roughly translated is to use Common Attacks on what you see. 8th Beat down Setsuna with only regular attacks gain exp etc 9th Select Battle again and choose the next one which your goal is to "Sayou Nouryoku nuku no mi" roughly translated means to use Super Abilities. Only Psy Abilities do damage vs Gates. 10th Beat down Gates using only Psy Abilities 11th Continue on Battle Choose the next one where your goal is to "Kagirareta Tairyoku" roughly translated Limit Physical Strength, so try not to get hit so much 12th. Beat down Wendy as usual and gain Air Slasher ! 13th Go to Skill List and press O button 14th Hit the O button then hit the R1 button till you see WIND Highlight Air Slasher and press O, then press X to highlight Exit and press O and return to Battle Mode, if you can’t read Japanese I’d suggest learning Katakana it should take you only a day or two and is very helpful in playing action and fighting games 15th The next fight vs Genshin calls for "Jibun no Tairyouku ga sukoshi zutsu genshou" Which means to reduce our own Body Strength. I guess It wants you to do the Hyper Charge (Press Psycho Charge and do a 360 with the D pad) 16th Do the Hyper Charge vs Genshin and beat him down. Try out Forward Forward X and you can do a crappy version of Wendy’s Air Slasher! 17th You should Level Up at this point so go to Custom press the O Custom, allows usage of the S.U.P. blocks, which are attained when you level up -The S.U.P. blocks increases ability to the following commands --Normal Attack --Quick Dash --Guard OR --Increases attack towards the Psychiccer’s Regular Command List 18th So Highlight your desired Skill and press either Left or Right to make the ability more powerful, Press X button and exit --You can figure out the rest, its pretty easy. If you can’t read Japanese, just try something different to win. Following the requirements gives only more experience. If you use a character’s Psy- Expand Ability alot, you can get stronger A quality attacks in the next Battle Tier and increase the bonus Points. You can also start a new character having all the Psy-Expand attacks of a previous character. For instance if you chose Patty first and attained an Air Slasher, you can restart with Might and use the Air Slasher. PSY-EXPAND COMMANDS Every Psychic Power is available to perform the command Forward Forward X Back Down Forward X USING PSY-EXPAND for Various Modes Before the match in Arcade, Vs, and Training Mode, a pop up menu will appear to enable loadups for any Psy-Expand Abilities you have earned in Memory Card Slot 1 or 2. Highlight Equip then press the O button, Highlight the Forward Forward X slot and choose an Ability by pressing O then switching the available powers with the R1 Button. When you are ready press the O button. To select the other Psy-Expand command Press the O button to select and highlight the Back Down Forward X Slot and choose an ability by following the directions above. When you are finished press the X button highlight Gamestart and press the O button. VIII. SPECIAL THANKS AND CREDITS Thanks to Taito for making a great Game! Please make a special edition for the DC! Thanks to POL from London, for providing me with base information on how to get Keith, Sonia, & Brad. Thanks to Estrigious Chick Jen for providing me with information on attaining Burn and Genma and the fabulous picture :) Genma’s move list with * borrowed from K Tanaka’s excellent Psychic Force Faq from 1996. No Thanks to K.R. And lastly, Thanks for reading, if any of you guys out there know something I don't, please let me know IX. VERSION REVISIONS 1.1 I went crazy on spellcheck and came up with Rocked Genma and Brad Kiloton, I obviously had to change that 1.2 Fixed up alot of typos, Added new secret character information, and added in command for Psy-Expand Please visit the my website for more video game news Please visit the Psychic Force Shrine for the best English Coverage of Psychic Force Unpublished Work hq9 1999