Complete Walkthrough (Disc 1) - Guide for Final Fantasy 8
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Final Fantasy 8 Hello you FF8 players. My name is Max and I have made this strategy guide with the help of my friend Josh. I love the game and have put hard work into this walkthrough so this document may not be sold, copied, or misused in any way. You may however show as many people as you like about it and use it as best as you can. If you need additional help on the game, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . However, please do not send any spam or questions that are already answered in this FAQ or I will have to see about the removal of your membership with cheatcodes.com. Oh, and also please vote if you liked my walkthrough or not so I will know whether to continue publishing my FAQs on cheatcodes.com. Enjoy:) This FAQ was last edited on 6/21/05. Version 1.0 Walkthrough (Disc 1) You start out in the informatory, so just answer the questions and youll go to class with your instructor Quistis. After you talk to her at the end of class, go back to your computer, and get your first 2 GFs(Shiva and Quetzacoatyl). This is very important, must get your GFs :) Now you run into Selphie, choose to show her around and youll go to the map in the entrance hall. When youre done, go out to the front gate to meet Quistis. After she teaches you how to Junction, press o to get your menu and junction both your characters. Now you go to the fire cavern, which is to the right of Balamb Garden if you are facing the side you came out onto the path from. When you get there Quistis will teach you how to Junction something else, listen, and then do it for real to both characters. Now, you choose your time limit, I can do it in 10 but I played the game many times, for a beginner, I suggest 20 minutes. Just follow your way around the path, drawing the magic when you have the chance, and you will reach Ifrit. (Oh, be sure to equip Shiva to Squall and Quetzacoatyl to Quistis) Ifrit is very easy! Once you beat him you will get his card and Ifrit as a GF, dont equip him yet because he is best with zell:) Now go back to the Garden and get ready for your mission to become a SeeD. You find out your squad is you, Zell, and Seifer(dont think Seifer is cool because he turns evil!) Now drive the car to Balamb Docks for the mission. Go into the submarine, you will hear your mission, and you will see a cool movie. Once you land on Dollet make sure you have Squall-Shiva, Zell-Ifrit, Seifer-Quetzacoatyl. You fight 5-10 easy guards, wait until Seifer loses his temper with the dog, and you follow the soldiers to the Communication Tower. You fight the snake (very easy) and go on to the tower. Selphie joins your party. When Seifer leaves equip Selphie with Quetzacoatyl (Seifers Gf). When you go up the lift, you fight Wedge and Biggs, which are very easy, but they slow you down for your next fight. You fight this big flying monster named Elnoyle which is harder than Ifrit, but still easy if you use your GFs. Be sure to draw Siren from him because that if your 4th possible GF. When you win, equip Siren to Squall. Now you have 30 mins. To get back to the beach while being chased by the giant spider. If you are strong enough you may be able to beat him. I, however, think it is a waste because the longer you take to get to the beach, the lower your SeeD score for the mission will be. You keep attacking it with GFs until it kind of lays down and Zell says lets get the hell outta here. Now hold in L2 and R2 so you run. Now you have to run all the way down the mountain and through the town to get to the beach. Once you get through the town, the spider chases you on the beach. Right before it gets you Quistis jacks it up with the machine gun (in my opinion one of the coolest parts of the game). When you get back to Balamb you are allowed to explore, but when you want to continue just go back to the Garden. You talk Seifer a bit and then are called up to the 2nd floor. Youre then told you have became a SeeD. You see Cid in his office with the 3 others that made it. He says its nice to have a gunblade specialist and then you see your report. Then you have to get changed into your new outfit and go to the dance. Say yes to Selphie when she asks you to join the Garden Festival. Now Rinoa comes over to you and you see a cool movie with you dancing with her:) Then you talk to Quistis and you have to get changed and go to the Training Center with her. Again....a junction system so listen and do. Now you can go right or left to get to the secret area. (Doesnt matter) When you get there, she tells you she was fired as an instructor and is now a SeeD like you. Now you leave and near the entrance you save the girl by fighting the giant insect. (It is soo easy, 1-2 GFs should do it) Now go back to your new dormitory and go to sleep. When you wake up you are told that you have your first mission in Timber. Cid tells you your mission and you have to take the train from Balamb to get to Timber. Talk to Cid before you leave again and he will give you the lamp. Go inside the garden, save your game, and try to beat Diablos now. If you dont fight him now, he gets stronger as you get further in the game. You can either draw and cast demi on him, or just blast him with ur GFs. Once your done with that, go to Balamb and get on the train(it is to the left of the guy on the bench and the thunder draw). You 3 fall asleep and go to the dream world on the train. You become Laguana, Kiros, and Ward. Follow the path till you reach the car and drive to Deling City. Now go to the Arcade/Game area and go into the hotel. Now go downstairs and there will be a lot of talking. You then go to Julies room and talk to her a lot. Then you all wake up and realize you had the same dream. Then, get off the train and say but the owls are still around to Watts. He takes you to the Forest Owls base. Here you meet Rinoa as a permanent member in your party. (Always use Squall, Zell, and Rinoa as your party because they are the 3 best) They tell you their plan to switch the train cars. So talk to Watts when your ready and you do the train mission with the codes. Simply follow the party, and then drop down onto the side of the train and type the codes in quickly. Always check if the guards are coming. You have plenty of time so its better to go up and escape and then come back down rather than getting caught. Then when youre done you gotta be equipped with GFs Squall- Shiva and Siren, Zell-Ifrit, Rinoa-Quetzacoatyl. You now find he is a fake, and fight him as some Zombie.(easy) Just use your Gfs and youre fine. Watts then tells you the real President is going to make a broadcast. Pick your party of 3 and leave the train. Search the town a bit and then go into the womans house. Go upstairs and look through the back window and you will see the alleyway. Now leave the house, walk across the little bridge with the man on it, and go down the steps to the back bar. Here you have to fight 2 soldiers and you get a card for winning. Then go into the bar and you run into a drunk that is blocking the exit. Talk to him and give him the card you got for defeating the 2 soldiers. He gives you a card in return and lets you pass through. Save in the alleyway and go on. You go up the stairs, start watching the broadcast, and see Quistis on the screen telling you to come help at once. So now you go on to the broadcast and find Seifer holding the Pres. Hostage. There is lots of talking and Zell blabs that youre from Balamb Garden. Then the Sorceress comes and takes Seifer away. Now you go back through the bar and you find out the teams hideout was found so go back to the womans house. Here there is a lot of talking and you decide to go to Galbadia Garden. So now leave the house and find Zone by the steps that lead to the bar. He will give you the tickets so get on the train. You have to walk around and talk to people for the train to finally arrive at East Academy. Go across the bridge and into the forest where you will meet your other 2 party members. Then you, Quistis, and Selphie go to the Dream World again. Laguana says that he brought the wrong map and that they were in the wrong place. You fight 3 esuna solders and then go on down the ladder. You continue through the cave, press the blue switch, and go on until you see the save point. Save and go up from it and you will be at the top of a cliff. You fight a lot of soldiers here and then you all jump off it to the boats below. Now you all wake up so just continue on to Galbadian Garden. You may explore the Garden if you want, but once you hear the announcement up top, go up the stairs and into the 1st room. There is a lot of talk and you find out Seifer has supposedly been executed. After you run outta the room in rage, try to go back down and leave the Garden. You will run into Rajin and Fujin. They tell you their going to Galbadia to look for Seifer. Continue leaving the Garden, you will see Quistis, and go outside to hear your new mission from the Galbadia Headmaster. You meet Irvine and are told that your new mission is to kill the Sorceress. The plan is for Irvine to snipe her from far away. Now leave the Garden and get onto the train right next to it. This will take you to Deling City. Once there, take the bus to Caraways Mansion and talk to the guard outside. He will tell you that you have to go to the Tomb of the Unknown King and find the ID number of a lost student. So have him escort you out of town and then go northeast to the tip of the continent and go inside the black spot. Draw some protects, save, and go inside. The sword is in the 2nd room u see so just click on it and remember that ID number. Now, go to the farthest room on the right by following the map. Here you will fight Sacred who is entirely too easy. Use all 3 GFs and he will go down in a matter of rounds. Next, go to the farthest room on the top. If you cannot get there from where you fought Sacred, you might have to press triangle on the map and start over. Anway, once in the top room press the switch on the right and the flood will come in. Next go to the farthest room on the left and use the drawbridge. Then you have to go to the center of the map and you will fight the 2 brothers. A strategic way to fight them would be to cast float on both of them to stop them from healing themselves. However, if you just use 2-3 GFs with boost they should die extremely quickly. You get both of their cards, them as GFs, and 40 AP for winning. Now go straight all the way out of the tomb and go back to Deling City. Head to Caraways Mansion, type in the ID# to the guard, and go inside. You meet General Caraway and you leave the Mansion for your mission briefing. You are told that you have to close the gate on the Sorceress and then snipe her from far away. Now you may walk around and card battle but when you are ready to continue go back to the mansion. There is more talking about your mission and then you decide to set off and carry out the mission. Follow the General and he will explain the finer details of your mission. Then Quistis wants to apologize to Rinoa for being too hard on her so go back to the Mansion. You find the room empty and then are locked in by the General because he thinks Rinoa is in the room. Now you go back into the control of Rinoa. So climb up the boxes and go into the building at the top. Here you see a movie with the Sorcerress and Rinoa. Then you go back into the room as Quistis. To find the secret passageway out, pick up 1 of the glass cups on the cupboard near the door and place it in the statues hand. This will reveal the entrance behind the statue. Go down the stairs, into the sewers, and up the spinning wheel. Go a bit further and you will go back into the control of Squall and Irvine. Leave the crowd and then climb the boxes like Rinoa did. Once you get to the top, you have to save her from the 2 Iguanas. The first thing you should do is draw Carbucle, your next GF, because 1 or 2 GFs will kill them. Once you beat them go on and go under the trapdoor on the right that is darkened. Pick up the sniper rifle, you will talk a bit, and you will be back in the sewer with Quistis. Work your way through the sewer, as long as you are going the opposite way you came from you should find the exit. Once you get out, keep going up the ladder to the top part with the switch. Now you wait here for the Sorcerress to come under. Now you go back to Irvine and Squall and Irvine unwillingly shoots but she puts up a forcefield and blocks it. Then you see a cool movie and fight Seifer. He is extremely easy, but you should draw some cura and fira and then use a couple GFs to kill him. Then you fight the Sorceress, she is probably the hardest boss on disc 1 but still not very difficult. Draw some doubles and lifes and then blast away with GFs. Once you do a certain amount of damage, she will shoot a blizzara at Squall, and knock him off the ledge....ending disc 1. This is my first FAQ here on cheatcodes and I really would like all who use this to vote if you liked it. I will hopefully soon send in a walkthrough for disc 2. I hope you could use some of this information I have provided.