• Tetra Master

    Basic Rules

    The basic rules of the game aren't too difficult. If you were good at the Final Fantasy VIII card game, this should be a snap. If you didn't like the Final Fantasy VIII card game, this should still be easier, as it's not as complex.

    1. You need at least five cards to start a game.
      Getting five cards shouldn't be too hard. Simple enough, right?
    2. Choose your best five cards.
      You should choose your cards with the most arrows on them. Try to plan ahead so that you have all the angles covered. In other words, you don't want all your arrows pointing to the right. Then you'll have no arrows pointing to the left, and you'll be defenseless. Kapesh? Okay. Also, you should take into consideration the numbers and letters that are on each card. We'll get to that though.
    3. Think ahead!
      You won't get anywhere in the card game if you're not thinking a few steps ahead. It's just like chess, only better :)

    Card Arrows, Letters, and Numbers

    To start winning games, you'll have to understand how the cards work. Some cards are much better than others.


    Arrows are the main ingredient to a card's strength. If you place a card on the board with an arrow pointing to an opponent's card, you start a face off. If they have no arrow to counter attack, you automattically take their card. Take a look below.

    1... + 2... = 3!
    The enemy is defenseless...   You strike...   You take their card! Yay!

    Letters & Numbers

    All of the cards have a combined four letters or numbers. Each number represents a different attribute, so pay close attention. Lets use this card as an example:

    • The First Character, a Number (3):
      This stands for the attack power of a card. It's hexadecimal, starting from 0 (least powerful) and going to E (most powerful).
    • The Second Character, a Letter (P):
      This is the card's attack type. There are 4 variations. P stands for Physical, M is Magic, X attacks the lowest defense number, and A attacks the lowest number on the card.
    • The Third Character, a Number (2):
      This is the card's physical defense. This works in hexadecimal as well, so the lowest is 0 and the highest is E.
    • The Fourth Character, a Number (0):
      This is the card's magical defense. This works in hexadecimal as well, so the lowest is 0 and the highest is E.

    The use of all these numbers:

    When two cards are placed next to each other and their arrows match up, a card battle begins! When two cards battle, the newly-placed card determines the attack. The attack is based on the newly-placed card's attack power (first number) and attack type (second letter). The newly-placed cards attack number (first number) now fights the enemy card's defense number (Physical or Magic, depending on the newly-placed card's attack type). Look below for an example.

    1... + 2... = 3!
    The enemy puts their card down. If you were just looking at arrows, this would be a good card. But examine closer and you'll see that his stats are easily beatable.   You put your card down. You don't have as many arrows, but you've now challenged him to a "card battle". You attack with a hit of 1 and...   You take their card! Yay! You see! You had a better attack than him, and he was defenseless. Thus, you win!

    Believe it or not, if you win several card battles with a certain card, that cards stats will actually go up!

  • Final Fantasy IX on the forums...


    Final Fantasy IX [PC] SFX & Missing Enemy Death Sounds Fix

    Thread Starter: vivi_carol

    Complete Version released


    I am happy to announce, the Music resetting glitch has been determined addressed

    Last Post By: vivi_carol 07-14-2019, 12:38 AM Go to last post

    I kinda hope IX never gets a remake

    Thread Starter: 8ther

    I love FFIX and as much as i want to see it remade for modern systems like FF7R, but i just don't trust modern day SE to do it justice, especially since

    Last Post By: Moogles-Are-Awesome 06-24-2019, 02:56 AM Go to last post
    Wolf Kanno

    So... about that gameplay.

    Thread Starter: Wolf Kanno

    I've always found it interesting, that with the exception of what feels like a universal hatred of the Trance system and how slow load times are for battles,

    Last Post By: Fox 06-02-2019, 01:17 PM Go to last post

    About that PS4 Artwork..

    Thread Starter: 8ther

    That PS4 wallpaper showing Viviís sons along with Puck and Freya, was that new art made in honor of the HD re-release of FFIX, or was it simply just older

    Last Post By: 8ther 05-24-2019, 06:31 AM Go to last post

    How will SE celebrate the 20th Anniversary?

    Thread Starter: 8ther

    Come 2020 FFIX will turn 20, and i was wondering, what would Square Enix likely do to accommodate such a milestone?

    Last Post By: Lone Wolf Leonhart 03-22-2019, 02:13 AM Go to last post

    Do you feel the 3rd battle against Beatrix should've been winnable?

    Thread Starter: 8ther

    I honestly feel it should have as it feels like her redemption seem forced and out of nowhere.

    Here's how i felt the battle should have gone,

    Last Post By: Cell 04-11-2019, 03:12 PM Go to last post
    Lone Wolf Leonhart

    Excalibur II

    Thread Starter: Lone Wolf Leonhart

    Did you ever try to get to the end of the game in less than 12 hours just for this weapon?

    Last Post By: Sorceress Claire 03-20-2019, 05:30 AM Go to last post

    Best supporting and background characters

    Thread Starter: Jinx

    This game is pretty well known for having a really rich cast of characters, and replaying it has been a blast. Everyone is so charming and has a STORY,

    Last Post By: Depression Moon 09-04-2018, 01:33 AM Go to last post