3DS · games

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call CollectaCard Passwords

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call ProfiCard
My current ProfiCard design~ Agrias~~~ ❤

The list was taken from the FAQ at GameFAQs: http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/730860-theatrhythm-final-fantasy-curtain-call/faqs/69256 I’m just making my blog an additional place on the Internet where you can find the info. ^^;

I’ve tried up to Barret so far and they work. Please note that the words are case sensitive so any capitals need to be input as seen. For example, Agrias’ 2 passwords are Holy Knight and Holy knight. (I’ve confirmed it myself that both passwords work as intended.) Of course, following the punctuation and spacing exactly is important too!

As noted in the FAQ, each password will unlock a quantity of 3 cards so go nuts with boosting stats for your party members through the Crystarium. :3

Shameless plug: I’ve got a ton of photos I took of Curtain Call and I’ll probably be taking a ton more soon. XD You can see them at http://websta.me/n/koukoupuffs There are some non-Theatrhythm images in between though.

Note: I’ve made a correction with #101. The FAQ listed it only as Kefka but it’s actually Kefka Palazzo.

# Card Normal Password Rare Password
001 Warrior of Light Why so serious? Light it up
002 Princess Sarah Ephemeral beauty Big sister
003 Firion What? It’s free! A man of passion
004 Minwu Mysidia Real age unknown
005 Onion Knight That onion kid Late bloomer
006 Cid There’s not just one Wheel of Time
007 Cecil Handy in a pinch Future King
008 Rydia Crybaby! Grew up pretty fine
009 Kain Actually blond The original Dragoon
010 Edge Two-faced prince Has a great arm
011 Bartz Three stars Harem party
012 Faris Can rock a dress Flames of Courage
013 Lenna Papa, Papuuu! Waves of Devotion
014 Galuf Who am I? Warriors of Dawn
015 Terra What is love? Moogle lover
016 Locke Bleeeuuugh!!! Treasure Hunter
017 Celes Runic Opera Floozy
018 Edgar Machinery Ladies’ Man
019 Cloud Chocobo-head Not interested
020 Aerith Flowergirl I want to meet you
021 Tifa My fists are my weapon! Orthopedic Underwear
022 Barret All for Marlene Gimmick Arm
023 Sephiroth The Promised Land Brings the despair
024 Squall The aloof warrior Legendary SeeD
025 Seifer The sorceress’s pet Fire Cross
026 Rinoa Lost in space Stronger than Squall
027 Laguna My manly charm I’m the prez!
028 Zidane Loves chasing tail You’re not alone
029 Vivi Ornitier A bit of a klutz
030 Garnet Ooo, soft Can’t concentrate
031 Eiko Madain Sari  Spare summoner
032 Tidus Star players first! The Zanarkand Abes
033 Yuna Heterochromia Like father, like daughter
034 Auron My story Bushido
035 Jecht What a dad I hate you, Dad
036 Shantotto Lady Karababa I rhyme in time
037 Prishe Aww, hell! Knuckle sandwich
038 Aphmau Nashmeira Puppetmaster
039 Lilisette Time Traveler Mayakov’s star
040 Vaan Two a’s please How old are you again?
041 Ashe Crowned at nineteen Balthier!
042 Balthier Leading man Actually Ffamran
043 Fran Middle sister Not your plaything
044 Lightning Not your sister Claire Farron
045 Snow Crazy about Serah Stubble of love
046 Hope Now we’re even! Teen rebellion
047 Vanille Sleeping beauty Hecatoncheir
048 Y’shtola Scions of the Seventh Dawn Sharlayan native
049 Benjamin Benjamin Unknown hero
050 Ramza Alma! Ever the squire
051 Agrias Holy Knight Holy knight
052 Yuna #2 Yunie Defeated Sin
053 Rikku Al Bhed Astraphobia
054 Paine Kick its ass Give me a break
055 Cairan Myrrh drops Caravan man
056 Tifa #2 7th Heaven Perfect hourglass
057 Zack You’re not the only hero! The puppy dog
058 Cosmos Barefooted goddess This ends now
059 Chaos Master of illusion Ultimate Chaos
060 Ace Can sleep anywhere Loves chocobos
061 Machina Bolt Rapiers Never skips class
062 Rem Cough cough MP not an issue
063 Serah Fights with a moogle Ultima Arrow
064 Noel A future that has people Loves Adamantoise
065 Lightning #2 The savior Back again
066 Chocobo Handy in a race Does dungeons, too
067 Fat Chocobo I’m stuffed! Supersized
068 Moogle Hot dance moves No touching the tail
069 Curtain Call Heroes Quite the ensemble Heroines, too
070 Chocobo Chocobo Kick Loyal steed
071 Shiva Want a ride?  Cool beauty
072 Ramuh Wise mage Thunder clap
073 Ifrit Fiery demon Fire master
074 Odin He’ll cut you down Clippity-clop
075 Bahamut The Dragon King THE summon
076 Knights of the Round Round Island Ultimate End
077 Lich Fiend of Earth Living corpse
078 Chaos Garland Evil incarnated
079 Captain Do not approach Rebels!?
080 Black Knight Cannot be beat? Dark armor
081 Emperor Ungaahhhh! No known aliases
082 Hein Physical immunity One styling skeleton
083 Xande Hah hah hah! Die! Noah’s student
084 Cloud of Darkness Green lady Particle Beam
085 Scarmiglione Zombie fest Call me Milon
086 Cagnazzo King faker Who is Kainazzo?
087 Barbariccia Flowing locks Valvalis? Valvalicia?
088 Rubicante Flash a little leg Rubicant? Close enough.
089 Golbez Lunarian Man in Black
090 Zeromus Big Bang Black Hole
091 Objet D’art ABP farming Gold Needle
092 Enkidu Xezat’s foe Or Enkido
093 Gilgamesh Genji Gloves Nice underneath it all
094 Omega Relentless Terrifying encounter
095 Shinryu Treasure!? Ragnarok’s guardian
096 Exdeath Loves nothingness That’s a tree!?
097 Magitek Armor Back Attack Bumpy ride
098 Ultros Octopus Royalty Hates muscle men
099 Typhon Snort FUNGAH!
100 Deathgaze Random Encounter Cough up that Bahamut!
101 Kefka Palazzo Mad clown Uwee-hee-hee!
102 Kefka Such meaningless things Warring Triad
103 Reno Turk It’s me and Rude
104 Ultimate Weapon Try and catch me It’s the ultimate
105 Diamond Weapon Rising Sun Midgar’s enemy
106 Jenova Synthesis The true form Inside the Planet
107 Safer Sephiroth Disciplinary Committee Momma’s boy
108 Esthar Soldier My back itches Knee…so itchy…
109 Gesper No potty breaks Nose-face maniac
110 Pupu An alien More please!
111 Tonberry King Falling pots! Watch the crown
112 Giguantar Handlebar mustache Falling down flat
113 Edea The Matron Hates SeeDs
114 Ultimecia Time Compression Back-to-back-to-back-to-back
115 Black Waltz 3 Kwahahahaha! You…you scum!
116 Ozma Color sphere The strongest spheroid
117 Trance Kuja Flare Star Who’s the fairest?
118 Necron The real final boss Newton’s rings
119 Anima Destruction Sphere Chained danger
120 Seymor Natus Mortibody Not done yet
121 Braska’s Final Aeon Jecht Beam Otherworld
122 Gigas Mighty Giant Hobby: collecting shields
123 Goobbue Scary when mad Lives on mandragoras
124 The Shadow Lord Fiat Lux Beastman master
125 Eald’narche Babyface Secret left eye
126 Bangaa Thief Call me a lizard!? Not fond of magic
127 Mandragoras High sodium Cover your ears!
128 Gabranth Aggressor Another Noah
129 The Undying Perfect Defense Not so Vayne now
130 Yiazmat The very toughest 50,000,000+ HP
131 PSICOM Enforcer Bare minimum Weak but plentiful
132 Manasvin Warmech Tutorial Mechanical stalker
133 Orphan Speaks in plural Heartless judgment
134 Ultima, The High Seraph Nice body Took Ajora for a ride
135 Bahamut Sin Another blow to Midgar Where’re my wings?
136 Manikin Just a fake A real faker
137 Feral Chaos Regnum Dei True Chaos
138 Colossus Magic armor Not fond of lightning
139 Atlas Just plain huge Where’s the off switch!?
140 Goblin Not all bad Hobby: roller skating
141 Green Dragon Poison Gas Green with greed
142 Iron Giant Grand Sword Actually quite cowardly
143 Ahriman Doom Flying eyeballs
144 Sand Worm Swallowed! Worm or caterpillar?
145 Zu One big bird Mystic Quest’s toughest
146 Magic Pot Inside’s a secret Gimme an Elixir!
147 Lamia Entice Half a hottie
148 Tonberry Creeping closer Watch the knife!
149 Mover Delta Attack Three musketeers
150 Cactaur Can’t hit me Stop dodging!
151 Hill Gigas Panty shot The big one
152 Coeurl Blaster Watch the whiskers
153 Sahagin Mer…man? Half-fish
154 Adamantoise Quake Long Gui’s my hero
155 Bomb Boom! Getting mad
156 King Bomb Ugly mug Ka-BOOOOOOM!
157 Malboro Halitosis Got Remedies?
158 Great Malboro Worst breath Double the stank
159 Flan Flanitor? Where’s my spoon?
160 Jumbo Flan Boi-oing Not a bit tasty
161 Behemoth A real regular Big and fast
162 King Behemoth Four in a row Meteor Counter



games · iOS

List of Favourite Final Fantasy Tunes. Just because.

I’ve been playing Theatrhythm iOS and had a Quest Medley stage with KUON – Memories of Waves and Light. It’s a tune from FFX-2, a game I’ve never played before. Likewise, the only music track I know from that soundtrack is Real Emotion. 😛 And wow, I’m in love with it. It’s just so relaxing and beautiful. Take a listen!

It’s rare that I will come across a piece that I immediately like just from a first listen but this is one of them. Of course, everyone’s opinion differs. I would imagine some folks finding it way too boring to listen to since it’s new age. ^^ Continue reading “List of Favourite Final Fantasy Tunes. Just because.”

annoyances · games · iOS · stupidity

Theatrhythm iOS: A New Decrescendo for Square Enix

Theatrhythm iOS menu
Theatrhythm iOS menu

After the fiasco with Demons’ Score, Square Enix remains undeterred and decides to, once again, put their hands into consumers’ wallets by publishing yet another freemium title that requires in-app purchases in order to get the most out of it. This time, however, it seems like the IAP model is the same across the board so Japanese players are also subject to the madness.

One main difference with Theatrhythm is that, unlike Demons’ Score, it’s a port of the $30 US 3DS game. I’m not going to go into detail about the changes since you can read about them at Joystiq but I WILL write about the sheer insanity of the pricing scheme.

Squenix graciously includes a whopping total of 2 musical tracks: One-Winged Angel from FFVII and Zanarkand from FFX. If you want more you must pay either $1.99 for individual tracks or $4.99 for 4-song bundles. Note that the store menu for songs includes tunes that are NOT among the bundles so if you want all music from each series, you’re looking at at least $7 US for each one. Multiply by that 13 titiles + 1 FFT track, 1 FFX-2 track, 1 FF: CC track, 2 Advent Children tracks + 1 from Type-0 , and 1 FFXIII-2 and you’re at $98 US.

In contrast, $30 US on 3DS will get you over 70 tracks. Of course, if you factor in the DLC, which cost 99 cents each, it’ll probably be another $50 US. But still, it’s not hard to see that the better deal is on the Nintendo system.

The iOS version also keeps a few of the unlockable 3DS characters out of reach by placing them as IAP with a price tag of $2.99 slapped onto each one.

Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll find at the store.

Note (added 11:08 PM EST):

Here’s the story behind the screenshots: I downloaded the game from the Japanese App Store because I thought it wasn’t available in the Canadian one. I also thought the prices reflected in the in-game shop were the actual localized prices. It turns out that the IAP amounts were simply conversions of the yen prices. I didn’t realize that apps now do this because I’ve purchased things from within Taiko no Tatsujin+ and Puzzle & Dragons before and they always displayed in yen prices.

I might replace the screenshots later.

Songs – $1.99 $0.99 Each:

Not listing  all 59 of them but tracks like Dancing Mad, which is a normal unlockable tune in the 3DS version, is among the list.

Theatrhythm iOS - Some tracks from the Songs IAP menu
Theatrhythm iOS – Some tracks from the Songs IAP menu

Song Bundles – $4.99 $2.99 Each:

13 x $4.99
13 x $4.99

FFI Basic Bundle:

Battle, Main Theme, Mt. Gulg, Matoya’s Cave

FFII Basic Bundle:

Battle Theme 1, Battle Theme 2, Main Theme, Tower of the Magi

FFIII Basic Bundle:

Battle 1, Battle 2, Eternal Wind, Crystal Cave

FFIV Basic Bundle:

Battle 1, Battle With The Four Fiends, Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV, Within the Giant

FFV Basic Bundle:

Battle 1, Battle at the Big Bridge, Four hearts, Mambo de Chocobo

FFVI Basic Bundle:

Battle, The Decisive Battle, Terra’s Theme, Searching for Friends

FFVII Basic Bundle:

Let the Battles Begin!, Fight On!, Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII, Cosmo Canyon

FFVIII Basic Bundle:

The Man with the Machine Gun, The Extreme, Blue Fields, Ride On

FFIX Basic Bundle:

Battle 1, The Final Battle, Over the Hill, Dark City Treno

FFX Basic Bundle:

Battle Theme. Fight with Seymour, Mi’hen Highroad, Movement in Green

FFXI Basic Bundle:

Battle Theme, Awakening, Ronfaure, The Sanctuary of Zi’Tah

FFXII Basic Bundle:

Clash of Swords, Esper Battle, Giza Plains, The Dalmasca Estersand

FFXIII Basic Bundle:

Saber’s Edge, Fighting Fate, The Sunleth Waterscape, March of the Dreadnoughts

Characters – $2.99 $1.99 Each:

There are some that you won't find in the 3DS version.
There are some that you won’t find in the 3DS version.

There are 25 in total so far.  iOS exclusive characters include:

  • Celes from FFVI
  • Tifa from FFVII
  • Rinoa from FFVIII
  • Garnet from FFIX
  • Auron from FFX
  • Balthier from FFXII
  • Hope from FFXIII
  • Serah from FFXIII-2
  • Ramza from Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Cosmos from FF series

Since the game is stupid unstable on my iPod touch 4G, I can’t even play any stages. However, even if I could, I’d be stuck playing Zanarkand forever since aside from avoiding One-Winged Angel like a plague, I wouldn’t bother spending any money to get more tracks. After all, it’ll only encourage Square Enix to continue with their idiotic gouging on this platform.

Edit at 10:35 PM EST:

Square Enix lowered the prices for all categories? Now singles cost $0.99, Bundles are $2.99, and Characters are $1.99. So the new total will be $147.03:

Singles: $58.41

Bundles: $38.87

Characters: $49.75

I do wonder about something though — when I originally got the game, it was off the Japanese App Store because I thought it wasn’t out in the Canadian one. Could it be that the yen prices were auto-converted to Canadian because a single is ¥170 which is like $1.99 Canadian. However, the bundles are ¥450 which comes out to $5.28 Canadian. (Conversions are done with http://xe.com/). I suppose Apple’s got its own conversion thing going. Weirdness.

Oh well, the zany overall price still remains but it’s no longer near the $250 mark. 😛

3DS · games

Theatrhythm Log #5 (updated until midnight)

– Ooh. Finally! A No. 90 Dark Note! I’m probably gonna trip all over the place. XD ……….. And the game gives me some stupid simple pattern for Zanarkand. 9__9 Perfect Chained the thing on first try.

But the Movement is “level” 71! Let’s see how crazy it is.

Edit #1:
– Of course the BMS had to have a billion slide triggers. 9__9

– Oh dear lord. I wanted No. 90 and above but not accompanied with a Mv. that was as high!

"High end" Dark Note Score :(
“High end” Dark Note Score 😦

– HOLY CRUD. The slide triggers rotated at the beginning of the FMS! WTF? Still S-ranked the thing though.

– AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. So did the ones in the BMS. GODDAMN.

Edit #2:

– Bloody hell. This particular pattern for Battle to the Death always destroys me. I somehow managed a B though.

Edit #3:

– Wahaha. Most of the BMS Ultimate Scores kill me. FMS are okei though. I just ignore the EMS altogether. :3

Edit #4:

– The Man with the Machine Gun Expert Score is not what I expected. It’s not particularly hard but the pattern seems a bit more suited for Ultimate. I dread to see what the Ultimate looks like.

……… *is curious*

*taps Practice*

Haha. HP bar is completely gone after the Feature Zone. XD

– Wow. Shame. I’ve never gotten an A before on Awakening Expert Score before. (I only played it once. :B)

Edit #5:

– Hate the EMSs so much.

– Unlocking the Expert Scores for the Series Courses for fun but I kind of refuse to play One-Winged Angel again.

Edit #6:

– Baaawww. Stupid FFVIII EMS Expert. That was the first time I didn’t get an Extended Version. 😡 I wish I wasn’t so distracted by the ballroom dance. I love FMV so much. ^^

– Cid’s so cute. ^o^

Mrs. Cid!
Mrs. Cid!

Edit #7:

– Finally managed to get from a C straight to an A for the damn tune. Playing along with the demo helped.

Finally got an A!
Finally got an A!

– Haha. Almost died on the Ultimate Score. Still got a B somehow.

Edit #8:

– Defiers of Fate EMS Expert is difficult for me. :/ My timing’s usually off at the left corner sliders for the reason which result in a lot of Bad grades. Ultimate is actually much easier. X___x;

3DS · games

Theatrhythm Log #4 (updates until midnight)

Additional gameplay updates for today will appear in this post as edits~!

– Just spent a few minutes getting Holofoils for the first 3 pages in the CollectaCards binder by entering passwords from GameFAQs: http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/635802-theatrhythm-final-fantasy/cheats. They are case-sensitive and the punctuation must be typed in exactly as shown on the page.

Now everyone on page 3 is jumping in the air. XD

Edit #1:

– Herp derp. None of the BMS Special tracks in Challenge mode are S-ranked except Something to Protect. Also Perfect Chained it too. ^^

– Ooh. Finally got the trophy for getting all CollectaCards. Muhuhu~!

– Ergh. Trying to A-rank FFIV Battle 1 and JENOVA is hard for me. Stupid slide triggers. >o<~ (Also, why the hell was the title changed from J-E-N-O-V-A?)

Edit #2:

– "I guess, we laugh mistakenly for all time!" Some of the random lines are just too silly. ^^;

– Finally A-ranked FFIV Battle 1.

Edit #3:

– Crappy gameplay video or JENOVA~! Finally got an A rank. XD

3DS · games

Theatrhythm Log #3 (updates until midnight)

Gameplay updates for today will appear in this post as edits~!

– Unlocked Faris. I briefly swapped out the party for her, Terra, Lightning, and Shantotto. … Then we realized how annoying it would be to level them from ground up and switched back to the current all-male party. I’ll eventually level up the ladies but I just didn’t feel like it then.

– Swapped in my level 99 group and equipped attacks that only activate when bosses appear. I actually managed to kill a Boss No. 3 in the tougher Dark Note score this way. I didn’t do it earlier since I was levelling up characters but I decided I wanted to finally kill some bosses instead of watching them slide into the screen and slide back out moments later.

– Still wish the game would stop unlocking music and movies and give me more goddamn shards. Even ProfiCard unlocks are getting to be an eyesore now.

Edit #1:

– Hmm. It seems like lightly touching the touch screen works better for slide triggers. At least that’s what it seems like to me.

– Got a StreetPass Mii from someone else that was playing Theatrhythm but I didn’t get a ProfiCard or Dark Note. I guess he didn’t have StreetPass enabled. 😦

– It sure is hard to mess up the FMS when you have a beefy party. I guess the trick is to have someone or an item that can refill the health bar when you’re falling all over the place. A Hi-Potion doesn’t seem to cut it.

– Huh. It seems like when you’re doing Dark Note BMS and you defeat 2 cycles of 3 regular enemies plus Boss No. 3, Boss No. 2 might get cycled in. I didn’t manage to defeat the second boss in time so I don’t know if I could have gotten an item drop from it too.

Edit #2:

– I think I may have got Boss No. 2 cycling in before because I was kind of bombing toward the end. ^^

– Whoa. For another Dark Note, I managed to fight Boss No. 3 twice and killed it both times. Got the remaining 2 drops which were 2 shards. ^-^!

Edit #3:

– ARGH! Stupid tonberry wouldn’t die! It was the second monster. I wasted the summon on it. Sigh. But this is what I get for swapping out someone else that had a boss attack ability. :/

Edit #4:

– Hey, I just got 50,000 rm and what did I get rewarded with? More bylines for the ProfiCard!

– Ooh. I just unlocked Yuna. :3

Edit #5:

– LOL! Got all 3 versions of the CollectaCard of Ozma.

– Incidentally, GameFAQs has a lot of passwords: http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/635802-theatrhythm-final-fantasy/cheats I’m not 100% that they all work the codes for the Goblin, Cid, and Faris (both codes) are correct. These are case sensitive, BTW.

3DS · games

Theatrhythm Log #2 (continual update for 24 hours)

This post will be updated throughout the day with various thoughts~!

Huh. It’s actually easier to deal with hyphens than bullets since I don’t have to fight with the buggy WordPress system when editing lists.

– The character unlock system is insanely annoying. I believe Square will make a sequel and when they do, I hope the unlock system or at least shard collecting won’t be so random and time-consuming.

– Got Rydia this super early morning. I need one more female character to make an all-female team. Er, is Shantotto female? *checks wiki* Well then! I guess I can make that team now. I still want Faris though. I got one more Crimson Shard. I still feel kind of goofy thinking that she was Edgar. XD

– I actually kind of want every version of Cid.

Edit #1:

– My first and will probably be my only all critical clear. Didn’t bother with the Stoic Bonus. Maybe I’ll do it one day:

All Critical clear
All Critical clear

Edit #2:

– I’ll probably be taking a break from the game for a bit. Kind of burnt out from constantly playing the same songs over and over and over. Going back to Taiko no Tatsujin DS 3 instead. I think Theatrhythm should have played like the game’s RPG mode more. Or maybe at least had a little RPG/adventure mode instead of just the Chaos Shrine. Lookee~: Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai! Daikessen! Walkthrough – Part 1.

3DS · games

Theatrhythm Log #1 (officially the 4th post about the game)

Like my previous post, I will be updating this throughout the day~! Additional comments will be preceded by “Edit” and then a number so if you’re following my Theatrhythm babbles here then be sure to check back at some point later on. :3

  • Dark Notes! Why are you depriving me of shards!? I must have played at least 10 Dark Note scores in the past few hours and I only got one measly shard.
  • Current party is Tidus, Minwu, Cecil, and Locke.  They’re not my favourite characters but I’m sticking to an all-male party until I unlock female characters. Well, I like Cecil and Locke — both characters were among my favourites in their respective games, never played FFII so I don’t know anything about Minwu, and Tidus … I remember not caring about the entire cast of FFX at all except for Wakka.  Oh, Lulu’s character design was kind of neat.  (Ah, Nomura. You and your obsession with belts.)

Edit #1:

  • You know, I don’t think I’ve ever summoned Bahamut yet … I have his Magicite though. Hmmm …
  • Do abilities stack? I mean, if one character has Protect Lv 1 and another character has it as well. Or maybe abilities of different levels will be treated individually? I guess I’ll have to dig through forums to find the answer to this.

Edit #2:

  • Ended up using Bahamut’s Magicite. Got the summon trophy now. XD

Edit #3:

  • Woo. Cleared 48 Dark Notes so far. I’m still failing in either reaching the first boss or defeating it in the later ones though. Sigh.  Gonna go back and replay some earlier ones to try and nab stuff from the 1st and 2nd bosses instead.  It’s unfortunate that the early Dark Notes have patterns in the BMS that I can’t play well. =___= But … I think tripping up all over the first part of the battle is the way to trigger the 2nd boss???
  • Finally decided to use my digital camera instead of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to take photos. Now you can sort oftell my 3DS is purple! XD  Anyway, the game kills my neck since I do marathon plays (re: several hours in a row) so I’ve resorted to using the DS Lite stand. Unfortunately, the 3DS won’t stay in place due to the lack of a GBA cart slot so this is what I did:

    3DS on a stand meant for the DS Lite, supported by Winnie the Pooh
    3DS on a stand meant for the DS Lite, supported by Winnie the Pooh
  • The game was nice enough to hand me a Rainbow Shard for getting 40,000 rm.
  • Oh yeah, using Protect as an example for my stacking question was kind of dumb because it’s the equivalent of two characters in an FF game casting Protect twice on the same person (but in the case of Theatrhythm it’s the whole party). However, a Cure and Cura equipped on the same character DOES work. And why anyone would do this is cuz there’s not enough points for other abilities so might as well just fill the slot with something useful. 😛

Edit #4:

  • Threw together a cheat sheet for reaching the Dark Note bosses. If anyone can be more specific on the requirements or point out any errors, please do so~!

    Requirements for reaching the Dark Note bosses
    Requirements for reaching the Dark Note bosses
  • The first half is defined as the part just before the silver triggers of the Feature Zone come in. I’m not entirely certain if the notice of “Boss No. 3” showing up is dependent on the number of enemies defeated before the Feature Zone though.

Edit #5:

  • Oh shit. It may actually be dependent on the number of enemies kill as bombing TOO MUCH in the BMS will cause you to not fight ANY bosses. ^^;
  •  Bloody Anima. It’s not giving me the first drop item. I fought it at least 3 times already. It’s content on giving me the Magick Lamp. >:/

Edit #6:

  • I wonder if someone’s already tested the conditions to obtain a Boss No. 2 already? (Given that the game’s been out in Japan for a while, I would think so. ^^) Anyway, my current findings are that around 15 misses + maybe defeated 3 regular monsters will get you the boss.  I say maybe because I’m not entirely sure it’s necessary.
    All right. After checking three Japanese blogs, Boss No. 2 seems to be triggered when your party’s HP is below the 50% by the time the BMS reaches the Feature Zone. This is also typically the third enemy that comes onto the screen so missing triggers or just getting Bad really is the way to go.  Of course, I shouldn’t attach a number to the misses or Bads because once you get into the No. 70+ Dark Notes, it’s possible to die with just 3 – 5 misses without abilities to lessen enemy attacks or a party with high HP. =__=; I guess I should edit the image now. :B
    Image has been edited~

Edit #7:

  • I think the reason I sometimes never fight a boss is that I get stuck on the second or third enemy and don’t kill them off even after a successful summon. :\

Edit #8:

  • ………. Well, fuck. I just did a BMS stage that disapproves the whole hitpoints condition. I could swear that my HP didn’t fall below 50% at any point but I still got Boss No. 2. I did get Bad a few times and maybe a miss or two. *confused* I suppose I’ll do this Dark Note a few more times to test things out. Or maybe I should just go and search English forums. The problem is that some forums have a craptacular search function.
  • Bah. Not strong enough to defeat Boss No. 3 in the higher Numbers and Movements.
3DS · games

I suppose I should stop serial tweeting about the game

I know I kind of get annoyed from seeing a billion tweets about a game I’m not playing so I can imagine a few of my followers feel the same. (I’ve yet to receive any complaints but I think that’s cuz everyone’s being nice about it … or ignoring me. XD) I think I’ll start a new WordPress post each day and keep it in the Post screen so I can continually update it. ^.^~

I’m getting into the habit of deleting any Dark Notes that are No. 70 and above. The reason is that they are all on Ultimate Score speed! Re: damn zippy fast. I’m not up to that level yet so reading and reacting to the triggers — especially the slide ones — are difficult for me. My comfort zone is between Basic (No. 1 – 40?) and Expert (No. 40? – 70?).  Of course, that’s not to say that the lower numbered scores have easier note patterns.  Anything with a hold + slide at the end + slide trigger immediately after still murders me most of the time. 😛
But, as with most rhythm games, faster speeds can be beneficial at times since the notes will be spaced out more.  I mean, try playing some of the more complicated note charts in DJMax on 1x or 0.5x speed. (MX or SC charts on either of those speeds is basically suicidal. :P) I actually wish that we COULD select speeds in Theatrhythm.  I know I’d most likely perform better on some of the “slower” stages.

  • Edit: The following DOES NOT WORK. See edit #1 below: Hrrrrngh. I think, unless I get rid of some of the No. 60+ ones, the game will continually give me higher level Dark Notes. I don’t feel like removing all the ones in the 60 – 70 range since some of them have shards that I want. :/ However, I may not want to replay those particular ones over and over just for the shards. Sigh. ….. I suppose I COULD since I would think that the shard drops from bosses are randomized so they could still be available in lower numbered Dark Notes. Hopefully.
  • I wonder what the requirement is for getting to the 2nd and 3rd bosses for Dark Notes No. 60 and above?  I can S rank the FMS and STILL not pass the sign that points to either boss. I wonder if it has to do with the number of Goods, Bads, and Misses?  I would throw on every speed boosting ability for FMS stages on my characters but I would also like to survive the BMS that follows too. 😛  Speaking of which~
  • Lv 3 Lance is a godsend in these tougher Dark Note BMS stages. While it IS dependent on actually HITTING the notes on the character’s lane, it’s been very useful so far! The only member in my party that has it at the moment is Cloud. I think I’ll hang onto him even after he reaches level 99. ^^  I don’t think I have any items that allow characters to learn it. I wonder if there is even such an item? 😮
  • Would slide triggers work better as flicks instead? I wonder how well I’d react to those since, in Utacchi, flicks kill me too. XD

Edit #1:

  • Deliberately messing up and making my characters trip and fall all over during an Dark Note FMS sure is hard. I have to make sure not to overdo it. ^^;
  • Well, that seemed to be a bust. Removing all the higher number Dark Notes doesn’t really do anything. It seems like once your most recent Dark Note reaches a certain point, all the Dark Notes that come after will continue to increase in number from there regardless of whether or not you remove the newer ones. .____.;; I could have sworn it worked before. 😦

Edit #2:

  • Using my index finger in place of a stylus now. I want to see if it makes any difference. X3

Edit #3:

  • FMS is harder to do when using a finger. ^^

Edit #4:

  • Due to my goofy experiment with the Dark Notes, I am now forever stuck with Something to Protect, Ending Movie (FFXII), and Defiers of Fate. 9___9  Even the new No. 80+ Dark Notes are giving me the same tunes. FFUUUUU, Theatrhythm!
  •  Wow. I actually didn’t even fight any particular boss in one Dark Note score. o_O

Edit #5:

  • Bizarre. It was always my assumption that the maximum is No. 99 Mv. 99 but now it’s gone backward.  The gap between my DN Scores is strange too. I nuked everything after No. 29 Mv. 48 which was originally filled with No. 30 – 70. So now, it reads like this. Bear in mind that I didn’t delete anything after No. 85:

    My current list of Dark Notes
    My current list of Dark Notes
  • To date, I have cleared around 37 Dark Notes, I think.
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A note about Theatrhythm CollectaCards

All 3 versions of the Mandragoras CollectaCard
All 3 versions of the Mandragoras CollectaCard

Since I can’t post this on Instagram due to its width, here’s an unfiltered picture of all 3 versions of the Mandragoras CollectaCard. (My favourite card.  ♥)

To get Holofoil, a card needs to be a level 4. Once it reaches level 7, the Platinum version is unlocked. Levelling simply consists of getting the same card multiple times. Cards unlocked through passwords also count toward the levelling.

Can’t wait to get the Holofoil and Platinum versions of Ozma~! (How can a sphere have different poses? I take it it’ll change in size or the colours will be in a different position?)

Working passwords: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=39522544&postcount=1312