Kingdom Hearts 3 Datascraper award guide - how to get an A rank on both Flash Tracer courses in Kingdom Hearts 3


Kingdom Hearts 3 has a bunch of mini games for you to try out on your journey, and the last one you'll come across is the Flash Tracer mini game in San Fransokyo. These are similar to the augmented reality course Hiro made you complete during the story, but there's two of them and they're slightly more difficult. We'd recommend obtaining the Kingdom Hearts 3 Ultima Weapon before tackling these because while it's possible without, it will make your life a lot easier.

To find the Flash Tracer courses, you need to visit San Fransokyo at night. Fred is the "quest giver" for the first one, and you'll find him on a walkway bridge directly next to the South District save point. For the second Flash Tracer course, look for GoGo Tomago on the tall building surrounded by wind socks with two green air vents.

How to get an A rank on Flash Tracer: Course A

The first Flash Tracer course given to you by Fred is considerably easier than the second, but if you're struggling, we have a few tips. Firstly, make sure you're hitting the hexagonal rings rather than the circular ones. They give you 250 points each rather than 100.

Speed is of the essence too. As you progress through the course, weigh up how long it would take to defeat the enemies. If you can't take them out in a couple of hits each, you may well be better off going straight past them to the finish line because the time bonus you receive is crucial.

When you get to the stage where you're riding on the enormous red ball, aim straight for the goal by the building. There's no point in wasting time with the rings because of how sluggish controlling the red ball is. Along the same lines, when you're scaling the building, ignore the enemies because fighting as you run up a building is nothing more than a pain.

How to get an A rank on Flash Tracer Course B

For the second Flash Tracer course, rather than grinding a rail, you start off on the back of Baymax. Make sure you're holding down the shoot button because a bunch of targets will appear and Baymax's weapon locks on to them, as long as you're holding down the button. In this section, make sure you're dodging from left to right too. It's easy to miss a few rings if you're not utilising the air roll function.

When you come across the clusters of enemies you have to fight, the Thunder (and any improved version) spell is key. It's the best area-of-effect spell in the game and since all the enemies die in one hit, you can clear entire waves very quickly.

Pay attention to your surroundings too - this course has multiple points where you can take different routes, so experiment and figure out which is quickest for you. Utilise your shotlock as much as possible, because most of the ring lines can be collected with a quick shotlock rather than trying to jump or run through them.

That's really all there is to it. If you're struggling to complete it in time for an A rank, come back later on when you've learnt abilities like Glide and Superslide.

When you've earned the Datascraper trophy/achievement, make sure you follow our Kingdom Hearts 3 True Captain award guide too!