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There is another rather disorganized walkthrough here. Keep in mind that it may use different item/location names than the English translation.

Chapter 1Edit

  1. Go to the Diner. Sill will leave the party here.
  2. After leaving the Diner, visit the other locations in the town, then return to the Diner. Sill should have a new sprite.
  3. Visit item shop. 'Talk' to Reagan several times to improve Yocchan's affection and remove 2x price rate on items. Assaulting her gives a CG, but this will double the prices. (You should do this later before buying the item shop.) Choose 'Brute' option to steal a Seirogan. The number of times you can do this before Rance stops is random.
  4. Visit church to meet Cynthia. Talk to her and she will ask Rance to find her sister Alicia.
  5. Visit mysterious building, which is Cassado's Youth League Office. Learn a bit about the town's origins.
  6. After visiting everywhere, you may now leave the town. Look at the surroundings to gain the ability to travel to each tower.
  7. Enter the West Tower.
  8. Go to the north room with a staircase leading up. Then move to the left and keep following the hallway till you get to the last room. You'll fight a Happy Kyan Kyan there. Defeating it will give you 1990 exp, allowing Rance to gain 8 levels immediately. (You'll have to call Level Goddess Willis for each separate level though.) Don't worry about missing gal monster CG's; assaulting Happy Kyan Kyan gives the same CG as assaulting any Kyan Kyan.
  9. Leave the tower when you hit level 5 and gain Rance Attack.
  10. Go to the Diner and choose 'Sill' to get a new CG and fight the hag. With Rance Attack, she should be easy.
  11. After beating Freoncoise, Sill will rejoin the party. Rest at the Diner to get a new CG and gain the Letter of Introduction.
  12. You can go to West Tower Floor 2 and talk with Haniwa statue and ask Sill to touch it you will get 500 golds for that (just once).
  13. Visit the Youth League Office and give them the letter. From now on, you can use the 'Brute' command in Youth League Office once a day to get 200 golds. This is your only reliable source of golds (Treasure Lumps drop puny amount of gold), so it's worth visiting the office everyday.
  14. Visit the Church and move to the Secret Room.
  15. Get the Bronze bell and Empty Tin Can from the southwest room. Head to the NE rooms. There will be a forced battle at the end of corridor. (Treasure Lump drops Lightning Sword.)
  16. After the forced battle, place the bell and the can in the adjacent rooms to unlock the east door.
  17. Move right past the newly unlocked door into a room with an imprisoned girl (Purple). Talk to her, then leave.
  18. Continue right into the boss room. Focus on the Okayu Fever, just ignore the magician girl. When you killed Okayu the magician girl will escape. (Even if you grind really hard or cheat and kill/assault Magician, the same events will happen.)
  19. Rance will acquire a key which can be used to free Purple. You will see her again (CG) later when you rest at Diner. (After this encounter, you can talk with Cynthia at the church to ask how to cure Purple's lewdness. You can get the cure in any random encounter later that includes an Okayu Fever and a Treasure Lump.)
  20. Take the Bronze Bell and Empty Can from the pedestals when you leave (you will use them later again). Return to town to H Mai.

Chapter 2Edit

  1. Go to the Item Shop and talk to Yocchan to receive an errand. She will give you 'Pintel 486' that you will take to a man known as Happy Fukuda. Also, buy rubber gloves under necessities; never know when those will come in handy (pun unintended).
  2. Go back to the church and into the Secret Room (South Tower B1F).
  3. Go to the bottom right room and open the door using Okayu Key. When you reach Surface Central Area, you will find a girl being molested by a Nubobo. After the event, she joins your party.
  4. Keep going south to another screen and enter the closet room toward west to complete Happy Fukuda errand from Yocchan. Talk to Yocchan later to halve item prices and receive another errand to kill some hanny hiding in West Tower (you will need Kanami for this).
  5. Go back to the first screen and enter the room in northeast corner. The teleporter leads you to Research Core.
    † You will encounter several X-86's here that are very weak to lightning and Scream Man that are immune to non-elemental physical attacks, so plan accordingly.
    ‡ NW room is the Battle Room. Depending on what button you pushed in the room just east of it, different 6 monsters will spawn here. No rewards other than EXP for winning the battles. You probably won't be able to beat some of the stronger monsters that spawn in the Battle Room, so beware.
  6. Go through west corridor. The center west room has a fenced off pit and a peephole. Check peephole for CG.
  7. At the end of west corridor, in the room below center stairs, you will find a staff in a pedestal. Use rubber gloves to get it safely. Rance and Sill will lose all their EXP if they touch the staff, and Io will not touch the staff.
  8. If you enter the east corridor, you will meet Moganda and enter a fight against his Mecha monsters. At the last west room on this corridor, you will find an interesting note about 'Tousho' on a desk.
  9. Take the center stairs to B2F. Enter north room and meet a ghost, who claims she will give Rance a key if he helps her pass on.
  10. Poison gas blocks west corridor, so head downstairs.
  11. In the room on the west end, examine the table to obtain Antidote Ball. Go back to poison gases and use it.
  12. Try heading toward 3 NW rooms. Ignore warning to get into a fight vs 3 Fighting Bones. After battle, check the middle room out of the three and examine the chained skeleton. Sill recommends asking Cynthia. Go to town and do so (use Return Bonsai).
  13. Return and examine the chained skeleton. After events, you get Research Key.
  14. Go downstairs and enter the middle door (out of 3). A forced battle occurs. Head south and examine a desk.
  15. Check a bookcase in SW one out of 6 W rooms to find stairs leading down. Go down to B4F.
  16. Grab loot on this floor and take west corridor toward SW stairs. Three gal monsters appear and try to apprehend Rance. (You will meet them 2 more times later.) The 2nd battle also drops Famous Painting 8. After you deal with the girls properly, go downstairs.
  17. As you head north, you will meet Moganda again. Defeat his mecha goons.
  18. Head east and run into Hannys (Treasure Lump with Famous Painting 9).
  19. Continue to SE room to see Moganda and another forced battle.
  20. Take north corridor and go through 3 rooms for more Moganda. Use the east door to enter his lab (west room). Win the battle. Stuff happens.
  21. Check SW room for E key. A little history lesson from Feliss follows.

Chapter 3Edit

  1. Look at the surroundings to find Underground Entrance. Enter it.
  2. Go downstairs to B2F. Head west for a battle that stops in a few turns.
  3. Check the 3 rooms N, W, and S. Then, head to NE corner of center room to talk to a magic farmer. Follow what it says. Then rest for the night.
  4. Next day, go back to the magic farmer. Check where 2 aqueducts meet (SW of magic farmer) for another battle that stops in a few turns. Rest for the night.
  5. Go to south room on B2F and examine gratings in the waterway (the magic farmer says there's something stuck there).
  6. Return to the magic farmer in center room for Storehouse Key. Grab an onigiri from west room. Then, go downstairs with Storehouse Key.
  7. SW room (which Rick cannot enter) has an impossible battle with Lady Killer (Treasure Lump with Famous Painting 11). Party automatically retreats after some turns.
  8. Go back to SW room and examine a button to open the door to NW.
  9. Hand onigiri to hanny and enter NW room.
  10. Step on the floor button a few times to obtain W Key.

Chapter 4Edit

† You may randomly run into Bell in town. Rance will threaten Rick with removal from party.
  1. Get a Seirogan from Item Shop if you don't have one and go to Surface Central Area through the church.
    † In the W room closest to the entrance, knock the door and assault Science that appears to learn how to enter the room. You can leave Julia here for a day so that she becomes actually useful in fights.
  2. The 3rd one out of 4 NE teleporters is now open. Take it to arrive at Supply Core B1F.
  3. Go down to B3F and pass the NW door. Give the hanny Seirogan this time to take the stairs down to B4F.
  4. Check 2nd room in the middle corridor to find Kanami. Party returns to town.
    † Ninjas are very handy, and Kanami is no exception. Go back to some suspicious previous areas with Kanami:
    • Go to West Tower 2F. Head toward SW room (where Happy Kyan Kyan was). Kanami will find the hanny Yocchan mentioned. Return to Yocchan to halve prices.
    • Go to the room with holes (west middle) in Research Core B1F. Examine the big hole and Kanami will find a Diamond.
    • Try to enter SW room in Research Core B1F twice. You need Naginata to enter. At balcony-like area overlooking the main tower, Kanami will find Naginata. Enter the locked room with Naginata and check the closet for CG.
  5. Return to Surface Central Area through the church. Head toward the NE teleporters to get into a forced battle (limited turns, no assault possible). Merim joins the party. You can now arrange your party (5 members maximum). Rest for the night.
    † Leave Rick at Diner and run into Bell again for CG. Ask Youth League about the incident for another CG next night.
  6. Go to Surface Central Area and take the 2nd NE teleporter to Defense Core.
    †You will likely complete Mirror Fragments A here. Do not use it straight away however - it gives 2000 gold, and you are likely to loose all gold in next step.
  7. As you head south, you will run into Pervert Mouse. You will meet him again the next day and kill him, refuse the deal, or pay him all your money. Killing or paying him will result in an item with CG. Not killing him will allow you to meet him again later for another CG, so spend all your money before the next day.
    † In the SW room is a high level goddess. When you first talk to her she will set Rance's EXP to 0. Afterward, you can raise level cap of a character by 15 by offering her Diamond, Ruby, or Emerald. Unfortunately, no CG involving her exists if you were wondering.
    † Refer to Allies page for character level caps. Without heavy grinding you can expect your characters to enter early 50ties by the end of the game. I recommend using first stone on Kanami - useful all game long, AoE scales (weakly admittedly) with level, and most other characters will either suck anyway (Merim, Julia) or are unlikely to hit level cap.
  8. Go down the center stairs to B2F. You will notice that there are two parallel corridors each with 3 doors in southeast. In the south room, there are 3 switches corresponding to the 3 door pairs. Leftmost one is reversed. You can use the switches to toggle which door of a door pair is locked.
    † Love Key obtained here may be used to access locked rooms in Supply Core 3BF.
  9. The way to NW portion of the floor is walled off. The door to NE stairs is locked, but the two rooms adjacent to the door have awfully familiar pedestals. (Hint: door to Okayu Fever in South Tower B1F) Go down the stairs.
  10. Try to head west to find Bitch's group. Forced battles with limited turns. Stuff happens, and the party returns to town.
  11. Return to NW section of Defense Core B2F, which is now accessible. (Bitch's group are still obstructing B3F.)
    † Check NW room #2 for another duel against Sanakia. CG after victory.
  12. As you try to reach the NW stairs, you will get into a forced battle with Octomen. Continue through the corridor and reach a room with a large 'lake.' Pee in the lake to get some reaction from the Octomen. After several consecutive battles, you can now walk across the water and reach the NW stairs.
  13. Down this stairs, you are now in the part of B3F that Bitch is trying to enter. Check NW rooms for Puryo Slayer and West Tower Key. You may now go save Maria and Leila in Supply Core. See subsection for details.
  14. You cannot enter B4F as it is currently too cold there. Head to West Tower.
  15. Use West Tower Key to gain access to NW stairs on 5F. Take the SE stairs. Climb the tower all the way to 7F. Then, take the center stairs to return to 5F. Search the area to find Cold-Resistant Circuit.
  16. Return to Defense Core B4F. Keep going down until you reach B6F. You will run into the gal monster trio again on this floor. Check the only room on this floor to find a sick dragon. Return to Surface Central Area
  17. With Merim in party, enter the main tower through the north door. Take either of the two staircases to Surface Power Area.
  18. Go down west stairs and run into a Bebetar. Choose 10 to fight 10 Bebetars and win Bebetar Costume. Keep going downstairs and you will be stopped by a female Tousho. Head back to Surface Power Area.
  19. Take the center south stairs to Surface Control Area. Use teleporter to arrive at Buoyancy Staff 1F. By leaving this area through south exit, you can enter Buoyancy Staff (Big Tower) through meadows outside Cassado.
    † Ralga from Rance 2 appears! She appears in Buoyancy Staff F1 SW room, NE room, SE room, NW room, in that order. Then finally, you will fight her on west corridor of F2. Third battle drops Cake. Fourth and fifth drop Strength Sprays. Assaulting Ralga also gives a CG.
  20. On 2F, try to go through the center corridor. You can receive Dragon's Cold Medicine from Shizuka. You cannot convince her to join yet, however.
  21. Return to the dragon at the bottom of the Defense Core for S Key.

Saving Maria and LeilaEdit

This is not required to complete Chapter 4, but you can do this at any time after obtaining Puryo Slayer.

  1. Back at Supply Core B4F, equip Puryo Slayer on Rance and deal with the Giant Puryos in both the north room for Maria and SE room for Leila.
  2. When you return to town, you will hear about Maria's rampage. Enter the tower in town (South Tower).
    † You can loot bottom floor first. South Tower Key for opening door between tower area and surroundings does not exist anywhere in the game.
    † There is a passable wall on 2F.
  3. Keep going up to reach 3F. Head inward to find Maria.

You can also upgrade Maria's weapon (+100 damage to Shoot command) in a small side-quest.

  1. Talk to Maria at night.
  2. Get Hirara Alloy from south room of Supply Core B3F (you need to have Maria in party to pick it up).
  3. Get Heated Glass from shelves in the east room of Research Core B3F (you need to have Maria in party to pick it up).
  4. Talk to Maria again at night.

Athena 2.0Edit

Once Maria opens South Tower, you can also get an optional character here. You can do this at any time until point of no return in Chapter 6.

  1. Keep going up the South Tower. Follow this route to avoid hidden traps in 5F that will drop you to 4F.
  2. The stairs to 7F is surrounded by 4 rooms with buttons that turn some circle with red dot. The door to stairs will open when you align all red dots to point toward the stairs.
  3. Head into the sole room on this floor and listen to what Frostvine has to say.
  4. Call Feliss and Willis to obtain the ingredients.
  5. Talk to Frostvine again and Athena 2.0 will join Rance!
  6. Call Athena 2.0 at night to discover that she has a devastating defect. Go back to Frostvine and get her fixed.
  7. Call Athena 2.0 another night to discover even more devastating defect. Go back to Frostvine and get her fixed.
  8. Come back later and talk to Tama for CG.

Chapter 5Edit

† Yocchan sells Iron Hanny Key under Bargains now. Buy it and go to Surface Central Area's south screen. Check SW room and talk to the kid to accept a challenge. You need to assault all of Mountainfoods and Seafoods in SE room. This challenge is actually difficult, as both of the Gal Monster types have very low max HP divisible by 10. Most attacks will just kill them (even Merim's attack as they are weak to most elements). To make things worse, they have a chance of doing critical attacks that hit really hard (OHKO on most characters). You will need to use Light Attacks and light/dark elemental weapon attacks from mages. Kanami and Rick tank well here. It may be worth waiting until you have Shizuka to do this, but it is perfectly doable with Rance attacks alone (past 10 HP Light Attack deals 5 and than 1 damage). For all your troubles, the kid gives you PTTP Drug that you can use on Sill at night.
† Whenever Kanami if available, but out of your party, you may encounter her when entering the town. Follow Kanami for CGs. Call her that night for another CG. This event can no longer be obtained in Chapter 6.
  1. (Must have saved Leila) Go down to Holy Casket. The Tousho guarding the stairs is no longer here. Keep going down and head to the long corridor in Underground Power Area for an event.
  2. Take east or west stairs down to Underground Central Area.
    † If you let the Pervert Mouse live earlier, you will see him again in NE room on this floor.
    † Maria and Athena 2 are required to open SW rooms.
  3. Head toward the west teleporters, beat 3 big monsters on that are on the way. Take the top-left teleporter to Tousho Core.
  4. Go to B2F. In the second NW room, meet Chao and get the code for the left elevator. After you head out of the room, you will meet Atlanta. Kanami and Leila will be gone regardless of where they are.
  5. Check the other NW room to find Kanami Mirror 2.
    † Use Ferris to obtain Ruby for High Level Goddess in room with poison jar.
  6. (Must have saved Maria) Past weird green glob in SW room is Kanami Mirror 1.
  7. Check the 11th out of 12 rooms in east section to find Leila Mirror 1.
  8. Use the elevator to B3F. The top-right room in east section has Kanami Mirror 4.
  9. Use the elevator to B4F. South room has Leila Mirror 2.
  10. Check top room in east section to find a Hanny shop. Buy Ballcat Charm from it.
  11. Return to B3F. You can now safely pass ballcat in SW room. Get Kanami Mirror 3 at the end of corridor.
  12. Take elevator to B5F. West room has Leila Mirror 3. Also, make sure to get Fake Mage's Clothes in NW room. Cannot go further south on B5F.
  13. Remove non-mages from your party (Maria counts as mage).
  14. Revisit the barrier that only allowed mages in Buoyancy Staff 2F. You can now pass the barrier by having only mages in party and Rance wearing Fake Mage's Clothes. Check the room you see right after passing the barrier to turn off the barrier.
  15. You can now go back to town and invite all party members again. However you won't be able to complete events on top of tower as long as Rick is with you. Also you are only few battles away from being done here.
    † On next floor there is a room that has no knob - step into all the small rooms in order: Blue (4), Red(1), Purple(3), Green(6), Light Blue(5), Yellow(2) - has Emerald for High Level Goddess.
    † Yet next floor, NW room has quiz. Answers are: 川 (second symbol), Fujitsu, Tokyo, 4, System 3.5. Careful, as this event will not restart if you give wrong answer. After quiz get Blaze Sword from the middle of NE room.
  16. On final floor head toward the north room (2 forced encounters on way). Stuff happens when you enter the room.
  17. With Shizuka, go back to Tousho Core B5F where a barrier blocked the way south. The barrier breaks.
  18. Check the room west of barrier to find Leila Mirror 4.
    † (Unconfirmed) Need to show small rooms to Merim?
    † Drug at the end of long corridor unlocks a new CG with Leila, when you call her at night.
  19. Take elevator to B2F and go talk to Chao again. You receive password for the 2nd elevator.
  20. Take the right elevator to a separate inner area on B5F. Follow the corridor to southeast room.
  21. Step on top "button" 3 times to open the door.
  22. In the next room, examine the girl twice to open the door.
  23. Examine Atlanta for a fight (assault doesn't give any CG so don't bother). After winning, return to Chao on B2F. You can now access B6F through right elevator
  24. Go to B6F and head toward the east room.

Chapter 6Edit

  1. As soon as the chapter starts, there will be three forced battles with every character you have used so far (all characters heal in between).
  2. Head to Underground Control Area. There will be several forced battles against Stone Guardians on the way (some can be skipped by taking the Big Tower route rather than the church's secret room). You can meet the gal monsters trio for the last time in NW room.
  3. Enter the control room for a forced battle. Defeat the two Hitlers on the side to end the battle. Party retreats for now.
  4. Go to where you last saw Hubert and Freak (the room with a hole and a peephole on Research Core B1F) for a battle. The two will join you.
  5. Check all 8 magic column rooms (on Surface/Underground Power Areas). Win the battles in each room.
  6. After clearing all 8 magic columnns, go to Surface Power Area and check SE room. Then, return to town.
  7. Head back to control room in Underground Control Area. Point of no return!
  8. After Upsilon heals itself a few times, Rance can "cheat" to end the battle early. Party returns to town, but...
  9. A series of battles will take place:
    • Hubert and Freak vs. Dio: Just let both of them use their weapon attacks on Dio. Magic has no effect on Tousho Dio. Before anyone can be defeated, the battle will be cut off.
    • Rick, Kanami, Leila, Julia vs. strong mobs: You need to defeat all but around 3. Do NOT let Rick die here. For whatever reason, if Rick dies, you get GAME OVER as if Rance died instead.
    • Rance and company vs. Upsilon: You have to force Upsilon to heal several times before stuff happens. Use all the consumables you got for this final battle. The 4 from the previous battle will all join the battle after a few turns with full HP and stamina.
      • Information regarding the final battle:
        1. Upsilon has 2 attacks: Punch (melee) and Messerschmitt (ranged).
        2. Upsilon's Punch is way more lethal than Messerschmitt.
        3. Upsilon will not move from its initial spot.
        4. The Rules of Priority still apply.
      • Strategy
        1. Ranged units must always attack in every turn, more specifically Athena 2.0, Maria with her Shoot command, and Shizuka. Position them in spots where they can reach Upsilon, but will not block melee units' movement.
        2. Merim is the primary healer. Place her in the corner and use Angel Mirror in every turn.
        3. Maintain the distance between Upsilon and melee units, preferably 2 panels away.
        4. Special case for Kanami since her evasion is nearly, if not entirely, useless against Upsilon's Messerschmitt. Use Fire Bowl in every possible turn.
        5. Make sure Rick, Julia, and Leila's positions allow them to attack together in the same turn.
        6. Use Rick's By la Way whenever possible. Back off one panel while the skill is in cooldown.
        7. Rance may attack if his Rance Attack is available. While said skill is in cooldown, place Rance 2 panels away from Upsilon to force the latter to use Messerschmitt.
        8. By the Rules of Priority, Upsilon will only focus at Rance as long as there is nobody stands near, as in one panel away from, Upsilon.
        9. Merim's Angel Mirror is only enough to cover some of the damage dealt by Messerschmitt. Don't hesitate to use Seirogan 2 or any healing items in the inventory to keep Rance's health safe throughout the long battle.
        10. Use either Rance or Rick to tank since they can withstand punishment more than the others.
        11. Slow and steady wins the race.
  10. Go to Tousho Core B5F via the first elevator and check all the landing crafts.
  11. Enjoy the ending!