• Tips and Tricks

    Alternate Save Pictures
    The saved-game picture changes depending on what slot your game is saved in. Here's the complete list:

    FILE 1 : CLOUD
    FILE 3 : AERIS
    FILE 6 : CID
    FILE 7 : TIFA
    FILE 10 : RUFUS
    FILE 11 : TSENG
    FILE 13 : RUDE
    FILE 14 : DYNE

    submitted by Aldi Haryadi (chocobo@indo.net.id)

    Ancient Forest
    To get to the Ancient Forest before disc 3, simply ride up the hill with a black, gold or green chocobo.
    submitted by tmcgrail@hotmail.com and chomper45@aol.com

    Beta Enemy Skill
    When you first go to the Chocobo ranch you have to catch a chocobo to avoid the Midgar Zolom. Well, I figured out a way to get the powerful Beta spell before the second disc. You need the Enemy Skill materia, a Fire materia, and any elemental materia equipped on one person. Make sure the last two are on your armor.

    If you keep this character healed until Midgar Zolom casts Beta you should be able to survive the spell. Then just finish him off. This is tricky to pull off but if done correctly you will be set for a long time.
    submitted by Sam Biggins.

    Cast Any Spell Three Times
    To cast three magic spells in one round, first equip someone with a magic materia + All support materia. You'll also need Barrier Materia with the Reflect spell learned. When you enter battle, cast Reflect on your party. Then cast the magic spell that was connected to the All materia on YOUR party. Even though you casted the spell once, it will be reflected and returned to the enemy, hitting for three times! And for the same price of the usual MP. What's even better is that if you have W-Magic, you can cast that spell twice, or two different spells (both need to be connected to All materia) hitting for six times! submitted by Loungin345@aol.com

    Cast Any Spell Six Times
    First, have someone with a magic materia connected to the All Materia, along with a Barrier materia with the Reflect spell learned and a W-Magic Command Materia connected as well. The Reflect materia can be on a different person than the W-Magic Command Materia. Make sure the Reflect status is on all characters; then use the W-Magic Command and choose the skill connected to the All. Have this cast on all of your team twice and this will rebound onto the enemy hitting them six times in total. This can be done without the W-Magic, only you will merely hit the enemy three times. This will not work with spells that cannot be reflected.
    submitted by Trancekujasm@yahoo.com

    Chocobo Tricks
    While racing the chocobos, hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 to make your stamina decrease more slowly.

    While choosing a chocobo to race, press L1, L2, R1, R2 or any direction to pan, zoom and rotate the chocobo you're viewing.
    submitted by Duke3d69@aol.com and Hiro Kanno

    Cursed Ring
    While in Mideel (before it has been destroyed), go to the weapons shop and check the door in the back (the one that does not open.) Next, go to the shop on the hill with the man on the balcony. Walk behind him along the part of the balcony on the side of the shop until you here a rattling sound. Check the spot and you will get a key. Use the key on the door that does not open, and it will break off. The owner will ask what happened. Tell the truth and he will give you the Cursed Ring. If you lie, he will not give it to you. It raises all of your stats, but puts the character on death sentence, but this can be countered with a Phoenix Down.
    submitted by Vampyr1332@aol.com

    Debug Mode
    NOTE: This code requires a GameShark.

    This code is by far the coolest thing you will ever see. First enter the code "8009A05C 0041" into your GameShark. Start-up FF7 with the first disk. Choose "New Game". Instead of the normal opening CG movie you will appear in a room filled with Japanese symbols. IMPORTANT! Turn off your Gameshark after you are in the room.

    Walking onto these symbols will transport you to other rooms where you can go to any point in the game, watch the CG movies, and gain a complete set of materia among other things. You can also talk to the man in the bottom left corner to adjust other settings.

    For complete instructions on how to use this debug room consult GameFaq's Final Fantasy 7 section.
    submitted by W.N. Worth

    Defeating Savior Sephiroth
    For this fight you will need: Knights of the Round, Zero Bahumut, and any other summons. Cure 3, Wall, Mime, DeBarrier, Remedies and at least three Megalixirs.

    Start out by casting Wall on your party, then cast DeBarrier to take away Sephiroth's wall. After this has been done throw everything you've got at him. Use Mime to cause major damage. During the fight Sephiroth will levitate higher, signaling he's preparing to cast Super Nova.

    If you are above 1500 HP you should be alright, watch out for his Heartless Angel attack that will not kill you, but bring your health down to 1. Then use Megalixirs. Keep up the endurance and Sephiroth shouldn't be too hard to beat.
    submitted by brotherhoodofnod@hotmail.com

    Easy AP
    Go to the forest outside of Mideel. Walk around until you fight Head Hunters or Caterpillers. Equip Cloud with an Apocalypse sword and everyone with a Rune Armlet. If you fight a group of 4 Head Hunters, you get 340 AP. Caterpillers and a group of 3 Head Hunters give you 240 AP. Equip as many All and Magic Plus materia a possible in the Apocalypse sword and Rune Armlet. When All materia are mastered they are worth 1.4 million gil each.
    submitted by Ziggy (uncler@bellatlantic.net)

    Easy Accessories
    Here's a way to get two very helpful accessories.

    Ribbon: To get a ribbon you must go into the Northern Crater and walk around until you fight a Master Tonberry (a mole creature with a rotating yellow star above its head.) Attack him a few times and then morph him. He will turn into a Ribbon.

    Tetra Elemental: There is a small desert island in the south under the Western Continent. Land there with the Highwind or with a gold chocobo. Walk on the sand until you fight a small cactus man. Morph him a he becomes a Tetra Elemental. Note: I have had the best luck morphing with Yuffie simply because she deals 9999 HP damage each time. It may be a different case for you but Yuffie is usually the best morpher.
    submitted by Ray Hart and Mat Kraning

    Easy Life
    With this code, you can easily restore life while in battle without having to worry about anything happening. Enter a battle, and when your characters' health gets low, cast Regen. Once the spell has been cast, open the Playstation lid and have someone cast a spell.


    With the lid open, the game won't be able to cast the spell, so the game will stop until you close the Playstation lid. Once the lid is closed, the game will function correctly and you can resume play. The trick to this code is that while the game is looking for the CD, the Regen spell will still be working, so your life will fill up while nothing else happens! This code works great for some of the ultra tough bosses (such as Emerald and Diamond Weapon) because nothing else will happen while the lid is up.
    submitted by Doug Moushey (EightSix86@juno.com)

    Easy Money
    If you want virtually unlimited money, here is a wonderful trick. As soon as you have mastered an All mateira, remove it and replace it with the new born one and sell the old one. This may seem like kind of a harsh compromise, but each mastered All sells for 1.4 million gil! And since they are so easy to master, you will keep geting more and will never miss them. Sell one or two and you will never run out of money ever again!
    submitted by jeremy.hagens@sheridanc.on.ca

    Easy Money, AP and Experience
    Head for the Mideel Area (an island in the south) and look for Sea Worms. Each one you defeat is worth 1300 EXP, 200 AP and 5000 gil!
    submitted by Beast (duce@flash.net)

    Effortless GP Gain
    To do this trick, you need a joystick controller with rapid-fire settings and access to the Gold Saucer.

    Go to Wonder Square, and up to the arm-wrestling game. Wrap a rubberband around your joystick so that it's pulled to the upper left diagonal, so that Cloud continuously walks into the arm-wrestling machine but not into the GP-trading girl. Now, turn on the rapid-fire for the 'O' button. Cloud will now repeatedly challenge and beat the wrestling game. Slowly but surely, your GP will increase. It takes a while, so it's probably best to set this up just before you go to bed at night, and leave it on while you sleep. By morning, you should have plenty of GP to buy your Gold Pass and the two secret Materia: XP-Plus and Gil-Plus. Cheater!
    submitted by Felicia the Cat-Woman

    Fast Materia Level-Ups
    This cheat can only be done in the third disc. First, go to the Northern Cave and look for mole like creatures with a star above thier heads, also holding a knife and a lantern. Steal an elixir from them and then run away. After that, look for these small creatures in a floating pot. They will say "Gimme' an elixer". Give them one. Then kill it. Each one killed will give you 1,000 AP. You can not kill them unless you give them an elixer.
    submitted by TAKER 3:16 (huss@eclipse.net)

    Gain Limit Breaks Easily
    When in normal status use a Hyper. This will let your limit meter go up faster, so you can use your old techniques more. The reason for this is that one way to get your limit breaks gained is to use your old techniques.

    Warning: When you use the "Hyper," your status changes to "Fury," which will lessen your hit rate.

    Another way to gain your limit breaks is to defeat large groups of enemies. Try this: When leaving the Nibel Mountains and heading for Rocket Town, you should see a group of forests when you leave the mountains. Try engaging combat there, because sometimes you fight large groups of enemies there, such as a group of six Battery Caps, or sometimes five Battery Caps and. one Valron. This will also help in learning new limit techniques.
    submitted by Warlord113@aol.com

    Huge Materia
    To obtain the Huge Materia in Rocket Town, press Circle, Square, X, X as the passcode.

    There are four huge Materia that can reproduce other materias if you can pass the requirements.

    Blue - You must have Bahamut and Bahamut Neo. Take these to Cosmo Canyon and talk to the Blue Huge materia and you will recieve Bahamut Zero.

    Yellow - Master the Steal, Throw, Mime, Manipulate, Morph, Deathblow and Sense materias, then talk to the Yellow Huge materia to recieve the Master Command materia.

    Red - Must have all 16 summoning materia at master level then talk to the Red Huge materia to recieve the Master Summoning materia.

    Green - Have all 21 magic materia at master level then talk to the Gren Huge materia and you will recieve the Master Magic materia.
    submitted by J.Lynn, Matt Kraning and Tiger123

    Item Duplication
    If you have the W-Item Materia, equip it and enter battle. Use the W-Item command and select your first item you want to use with the Circle button. Then choose your second item but do not use it. Select it so that cursors appear on the screen (either on you allies or your enemies) then cancel with the X button. Select again and make the cursor appear then cancel. Repeat the selecting and cancelling of the second item over and over. Each time you do this the quantity of the first item will increase by 1.
    submitted by Joe Marts (jmarts@hotmail.com)

    Knights of the Round Table
    Ride the gold chocobo to the North-Eastern part of the map. There you'll find a hidden island with a cave. Enter the cave and talk to the red light to receive the Knights of the Round materia.
    submitted by tiger123@concentric.net

    Limit Break Manuals
    To learn Level 4 limit breaks you'll need to find the manuals. Here's how to find them...

    Cloud: Trade 32,000 battle points at the Gold Saucer.

    Tifa: Go to Nibel area and into Tifa's house, and on her piano, play these notes: X, Square, Triangle, L1/R1 + Triangle, L1/R1 + Square, X, Square, Triangle, L1/R1 + X, O, X, Square, X. Then press START and search the music sheet to find Tifa's Limit break.

    Barret: A lady will give it to you in North Corel.

    Aeris: Southeast of Midgar there is a small cave with a man living there. Talk to him when you have battled a certain number of battles that end in the same number, such as 122, 133, 144. He will then give you Mythril. Take the Mythril to the blacksmith's house on the south penninsula near Cosmo Canyon. He will trade you for the limit break manual for the Mythril, or you can choose to have a gold bracelet.

    Red XIII: In the Nibel area there is a mansion and on the second floor of this mansion there is a safe. To crack this code turn right 36, left 10, right 59, and right 97. Then the safe will open to reveal a miniboss. Kill the miniboss and you will recieve Red VIII's Manual.

    Vincent: Land near the waterfall and use the green, black, gold chocobo or the submarine to pass the mountain. Then enter the waterfall. (You must have Vincent in your group and must be done first in disc 2) go forward and it will show Vincent's past. Then leave. Return if you are already in disc three you'll get not only the manual but a weapon of Vincent.

    Cid: Cid's manual is in one of the chests in the sunken Gelnika plane.

    Yuffie: Go to Wutai and enter the tower with Yuffie and let Yuffie beat all the bosses, including her father, and you'll get a limit manual and the Leviathan materia.
    submitted by tiger123@concentric.net and Renato Vergel de Dios

    Limited Immortality
    Connect the Phoenix Summon and Final Attack materia in any linked slot. When your party dies, their HP will be completely restored. This makes killing Ruby, Emerald, and Sephiroth simple, but just make sure you have enough MP to use the Phoenix Summon.

    For more punch, link Final Attack and Knights of the Round to the same weapon. Then when you die you'll resurrect and hit back HARD.

    NOTE: This method is limited because you can only use Phoenix materia 5 times.
    submitted by Tiger123 and Hiro Kanno

    Morph Enemies Easily
    For an easy way to morph enemies, have W-Magic Materia, Gravity Materia + All Materia, and Morph Materia. Have someone else cast Reflect on the party, then have the person with W-Magic use Demi 3 on your party twice. It will reflect and hit the enemy six times without killing it, but will greatly reduce its HP. At this point, you can easily morph it.
    submitted by Loungin345@aol.com

    Prevent Back Attacks
    If your battle starts with a "back attack" hold L1 and R1 for a moment then release them. This will turn you around before your opponents get a shot at you.
    submitted by brotherhoodofnod@hotmail.com

    Racing Trophy
    When racing S-class in the Gold Saucer, You will notice many keen items you can't ever seem to get. Well you can get them all at once! Just win 15-20 races in a row! Ester will say, "I've never seen anyone win so much in S-class before!" She will then give you one of each item, including the coveted Cat's Bell! This trick only works once, though.
    submitted by Dave Shabet

    Re-enter Midgar
    It is possible to get back into Midgar after you have left (not including by parachute.) On disc 3, go back to Midgar and talk to the man standing outside the fence. He says he has misplaced his key and that it is probably back at the dig site he just left.

    To find the key, go to Bone Village and tell the foreman you want to look for "normal treasure." Place some of the workers up top in front of the tent and set off the blast. They will point to a spot on the ground, so have them dig there overnight.

    In the morning open the treasure chest and you should have the Key to the Sector 5 Slums. Now go back to Midgar and go through the gate. Go back to Wall Market and go to the shop where the item machine was broken before (the one that shot at you) and try to use it now. You will recieve Tifa's ultimate weapon.
    submitted by jwtaylor@iastate.edu

    Recover Missing Items
    Did you miss something important? Fear not. Once you get to disc 3 you can recover anything by excavating for it in the Bone Village.
    submitted by Ian Moon

    Recruit Vincent
    In the Shinra mansion at Nibelheim, there is a safe on the top floor. The combination is: Right to 36, Left to 10, Right to 59, then Right to 97. Make sure you don't go to far left or to far right when turning. When it opens kill the monster, then get the items in the safe. Descent the spiral staircase in the right of the mansion and into the coffin room. Vincent is in one of the coffins. Talk to him and leave then come back and talk to him and he will join you.
    submitted by tiger123@concentric.net

    Recruit Yuffie
    Fight in a forest somewhere on the world map until you fight a ninja woman. After you defeat her there will be a save point. DO NOT USE THIS or she will run away. Talk to her and tell her you don't want to fight her again. Then tell her you're terrified of her. When she asks if you need her help, say, "Yes," then tell her that you're leaving, but don't ask for her name.

    Alternatively, try this. Equip the Enemy Away materia which can be won in the Gold Saucer Chocobo Racing and a Luck Plus Materia. Go into any forests and wait for a while. Note that the Enemy Away materia must be at Master Level for a higher percentage of chances to encounter Yuffie.
    submitted by tiger123@concentric.net and tany@pacific.net.sg

    Red Submarine
    The first time you have the submarine battle in Junon, lose it. You will be at Junon Beach, so return to the dock and go down the lift as you would normally. Turn left and return to where you were before the submarine fight. There are two guards and a dog there. Kill the guards and follow the dog to find the red submarine. Note: You cannot get the Blue Huge materia if you get the red submarine which stops you from getting the powerful Bahamut Zero materia, so think wisely before using this trick.
    submitted by Trancekujasm@yahoo.com

    Hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Select + Start to reset the game.
    submitted by Kyle Leeson

    Special Battle
    To get to the Special Battle in the Battle Arena, first gain 64,000 battle points and buy the W-Summon materia. Next get 32,000 battle points and buy Cloud's level 4 limit, Omnislash. Equip Omnislash and talk to the lady at the counter in the battle arena, and she will ask you if you want to participate in a special battle. Beat all 8 enemies and get the Final Attack materia.

    Note: You must have your Ultimate Weapon equiped to fight in the Special Battle.
    submitted by tiger123@concentric.net, Colin Humber and Jerrad Olszen

    Special Cinema
    After Cloud rejoins your party in the second disk, visit the Shinra Mansions Basement again in Nibelheim and enter the library. Cloud will suddenly flash back to a special cinematic scene of how you will find out how cloud ended up with his friend Zack's sword.
    submitted by Nighthawk

    Time Attack Contest
    At the Gold Saucer's Wonder Square there is a snowboard game. If you get a good rating on the beginner, expert and crazy course the next time you play there you will see a yellow balloon. Grab it and you will enter time attack mode. In this mode there are no balloons or obstacles and you go extremely fast.
    submitted by Yoda (nastasim@sprynet.com)

    Turtle's Paradise
    The locations of the Turtles Paradise notices are as follows:
    #1 is in the Sector 6 slums in a home near Aeris' house.
    #2 is in the first floor of the Shinra HQ near the back.
    #3 is located in the Ghost Hotel at Gold Saucer.
    #4 is at the Cosmo Canyon weapons store (notice to the left of the shop keeper)
    #5 is at the Cosmo Canyon hotel.
    #6 is in Yuffie's house.
    Having read them all go to the Turtle's Paradise in Wutai and speak to the owner to recieve various items such as Elixirs from him.
    submitted by Trancekujasm@yahoo.com

    Unlimited Sources
    To get unlimited sources (Luck Source, Magic Source, etc.) perform the following actions. Get in the submarine and go to the downed Gelnika plane. Wander around until you get into a battle and use the Morph command on the enemies. The best way to do this is attack the enemies until they are almost dead and then use morph. In this area there are six different enemies and each one morphs into one of the six sources. submitted by PauloMI@AOL.COM

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  • Final Fantasy VII on the forums...

    Wolf Kanno

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    So what do you expect will be changed?

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    It has been said by both Kitase and Nomura that VIIR is not likely going to be a faithful retelling of the original, but will also add additional scenes

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    New FF7R teaser trailer released

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    Please be excited.

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    Pretty much after the game was announced sites like Amazon made the game available for pre-order.

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    I’ve never seen AC so i wouldn’t know how Nomura view the universe of FF7.

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    Is he smilng?

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    Honest question.

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    It's the little things.

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    Crisis Core is the true trash FF game.

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