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Final Fantasy VII Secrets

Turtle's Paradise Flyers

Here are the locations of all of the flyers distributed by the Wutai bar Turtle's Paradise.

Once you've read all 6, talk to the guy behind the bar in Turtle's Paradise. He will give you one of each type of source, and a Megalixir.

Shinra Building

Floor 62 - Mayor Domino

N.B. The Shinra Mayor's password is randomly generated each time and changes from game to game. So there is no simple 'this is the password' solution. But some help from my guide should see you through.

You come across the Shinra Mayor on Floor 62 of the Shinra HQ on Disc 1. If you get his password right first try, he will give you an Elemental materia as well as his keycard.

To work out his password, visit the 4 libraries on this floor. The sign outside each room tells you what the topic of the room is. View the various books in the library and see which one doesn't belong in each room according to the topic of the room. After each book is a number. This number corresponds to a letter in the book's title. So if the number is 9 for example, you want the 9th letter. Once you have all 4 letters worked out unscramble them for the password.

Floor 63

You can obtain up to 3 items on this floor. Here I explain how to obtain all 3.

First, head to the control room at the lower-right part of the screen, and use the computer. You will be told you can open up to 3 doors.

Open the uppermost door to the left, then the 2nd door down. This allows you to access the left-side item room and pick up the Coupon there (the entrance to this room is at the top). Then crawl in the air duct, come out in the room to your right, and pick up the next Coupon. Leave this room and open the door to your left to access the middle item room, and pick up the Coupon here. Then go back to the room on the right where you've already picked up a Coupon, and take the air duct to the control room. Exchange your Coupons at the machine - you will receive a Star Pendant accessory, 4 Slots armor, and an All materia!

Remember, if you make a mistake, you can return to the Control Room and reset. You can reset the room as many times as necessary. However, note that you can't reset after performing a Coupon Exchange.

Junon Parade

When you first visit Junon, there are 2 "mini-games" which can earn you different rewards, depending on how you perform.

After disguising as a Shinra MP, you can take part in the march. How well you do affects the ratings. Ratings of 0-29% earn you a Grenade. 30-39% earn you 6 Potions. 40-49% earns you 6 Ether, while 50% or higher earns you 5000 Gil. To get high ratings, run straight downwards and take the empty slot among the soldiers, and then hit the "OK" button like crazy.

Subsequently, during President Rufus' send-off, you can earn the following: 0-50 points earns you a Silver Glasses accessory, 60-90 points earns you a HP Plus materia, and 100 points or more earns you the Force Stealer sword. To earn high points, press the correct buttons to do the correct poses as quickly as possible once the buttons display on screen. N.B. It is debatable that a HP Plus materia is actually more useful than a Force Stealer sword, even though you need less points for the materia.

Nibelheim Safe Code

To open the safe in the Shinra Mansion in Nibelheim you must go through the numbers in either left or right direction before selecting. You cannot go past the numbers so be careful! You must land exactly on each number in the correct direction without going past the number. To make it harder, you have to input the numbers within a 20 second time limit.

In order to find out the directions and numbers, read the letter in the room to the bottom left. The letter has 4 clues:

"The lid of the box with the most oxygen." - "most oxygen" refers to plants, as plants give off oxygen through photosynthesis. The solution is located upstairs in the room to the left, on the box in the room full of plants.

"Behind the Ivory's short of tea and ray." - "Ivory" refers to the piano in the room downstairs to the upper left, with "tea" at the table and the sun streaming in the window ("ray"). Check behind the piano.

"The creek in the floor near the chair on the second floor...then to the left five steps, up nine steps, left two steps, and up six steps." Find the creek in the floor, then carefully walk (don't run!) the correct number and directions of steps with Cloud. Hit the select button, and if you've done it correctly, you'll get the next solution.

You will notice there is a blank space under the first 3 clues when reading the letter. Select the blank space, and you will get a message saying "The fourth row has been written in invisible ink..." and the solution.

To make it even easier for you, here are the numbers and directions.
Go Right to select 36
Then go Left to select 10
Then go Right to select 59
Then go Right to select 97

Upon successfully opening the safe, you will face a boss, Lost Number. Defeating him will earn you the item for Red XIII's level 4 limit break, Cosmo Memory. You can then pick up the Odin summon materia as well as the Key Item 'Basement Key', which will allow you to get Vincent Valentine to join your party from the Shinra Mansion basement.

The Secret Characters - Yuffie and Vincent

Yuffie Kisaragi

You can fight Yuffie in forest areas on the World Map. After defeating her, you will be taken to a scene where Yuffie is lying on the ground, exhausted from the battle.

Do NOT open up the menu or try and use the Save Point in this screen. Instead, go up and talk to Yuffie. You must select the correct dialogue in order for Yuffie to join your party.

Here are the correct dialogue options:

"Not interested"

".......petrified"

"Wait a second!"

".......That's right"

".......Let's hurry on"

If you make a mistake, don't worry, you can fight Yuffie as many times as necessary.

Vincent Valentine

First, obtain the Key Item "Basement Key" as explained above. In the basement of the Shinra Mansion in Nibelheim, open up the room to the top just before you enter the library. Vincent is inside the coffin in this room. Talk to Vincent about Sephiroth, and then talk to him again, asking who he is. If you recruit him later in the game, the dialogue options will be slightly different.

Keep talking to Vincent until he gives the same reply each time (asking to be left there). Then leave the room and head for the stairs. Vincent should emerge and join your party.

Alexander Materia & Added Cut Materia

You obtain the Alexander materia in the Great Glacier. You must first touch the Hot Springs, and then find an enemy called "Snow".

To touch the Hot Springs, first look at your map. Find the snow-covered tree in the East. From here, go East until you reach the mountains, where the path splits into 3. Take the North-East route (rather than North-West or South) as then you can also find the "Added Cut" support materia along the way.

After putting your hands in the Hot Springs, go to the huge snowy field where you can place markers. Keep going down until you reach a cave, laying markers to guide you, then head right, again laying markers to guide you. After a while you should reach a few screens of plain snowy areas, then a couple of icy paths, then a mountain path. A little down the path there should be a cave on the right.

Go into the cave and talk to Snow - the "Ice Lady". She will be annoyed that you just touched the Hot Springs, and you will fight her. Defeat her, and she will drop the Alexander materia. You can also steal a rare "Circlet" accessory from her.

Huge Materia Rocket Code

The code to get the Huge Materia in Rocket Town in Disc 2 is: Circle, Square, Cross, Cross. On the PC, it's OK, Switch, Cancel, Cancel (Enter, Delete, Insert, Insert with default controls).

I can now confirm the code on iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) and Android is: A, X, B, B. Note that this doesn't match with other versions, as Cross on the PlayStation version would correspond to A on the mobile version, meaning it would have ended in A, A; not B, B. They went and switched things up to trick people... :)

W-Item Cheat

The W-Item cheat is an easy way of building up unlimited quantities of certain items in Final Fantasy VII. The impression I get is that it's actually not a deliberate cheat built into the game, but more of a bug.

First of all you need to know where to find the W-Item materia. In the return to Midgar at the end of Disc 2, when you're in the Subway, head down and keep going along the train tracks. When your team tell you you're going the wrong way, just ignore them. Eventually you'll reach the end with a save point and the materia.

Simply equip the W-Item materia and get into a battle. In the battle, select an item using W-Item and go ahead as if you're using it. Then select the second item, but this time don't use it - just select it and then press back (circle then cross on a PlayStation controller). You will see you now have one extra of this item. Keep pressing select then back to build up as many of the item as you like, up to the total of 99.

This tip is particularly useful for building up Megalixirs and Hero Drinks before fighting Emerald or Ruby Weapon, or Elixirs when fighting Magic Pots.

Villa Cloud

Want to enter the FF7 property market? Well if you like, you can buy the villa in Costa Del Sol for 300,000 Gil. Of course there are a good few locations around the world where you can sleep for free, but there's nothing like owning your own villa rather than bumming it. Also, the villa is set in the luxurious, sunny, beachy setting of Costa Del Sol, a prime location...

In order to purchase the villa, talk to the salesman who is lying on the bed.


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