Okay, here comes the grindy part of the game. To give you an idea of just how long this game mode takes, we both needed between 1,100-1,300 wins in this game mode before we had all the achievements. So you're looking at a good 15+ hours for this game mode alone. It's also good to know that if you quit out during a fight it will not count as a loss which can be useful when you need to maintain a winning streak of 5 at one point.
Before you jump into Quest Mode, make sure you are a bit familiar with a character or at least pick a character that you feel it will be most suitable for you. The reason I am saying this is because you will have to win around 1.2k fights in order to gain all the Quest Mode-related achievements. Importantly, changing your character will mean you will have to start over from the start of Quest mode, so choose wisely :)
We both selected Sarah for two reasons!
1) She is extremely hot!
2) She is very fast and delivers massive damage with kicks in the game.
That being said, don't let us cloud your judgement and pick a character that you prefer the most.
Akira is also a popular choice amongst new players, as spamming some of his easier combos can be an easy way to conquer Quest Mode.
When you select the Quest Mode and you create a character data with your preferable character, you will enter a map with 9 different dojo's. You have to enter the Sega Arena Coast dojo (bottom left) first, as this is the entry tier and most fighters are low rank and they are easy to deal with. That will be your only way to master the moves early for your selected character and find a good tactic to deal with the hardest dojo fighters later as you progress.
Once you enter the Dojo you will note that you can chose to fight 3 different opponents. Pick any. It doesn't really matter which one you select first, because you must beat them all!
After you defeat your opponent you will return to the dojo screen and have another 3 options to choose from. Please NOTE! If it gives you a character that has a star next to its name before the fight begins, then it means you have already beaten this character in battle. Pick a character without a star and continue. Repeat this process until the point where the game gives you three opponents to choose from, all of whom have a star next to their name. At this point you can back out to the world select screen, then re-enter the dojo you were working on and the opponents will be reselected, where hopefully one will be somebody new for you to beat up. When there are only a few opponents left in a certain dojo you need to fight, you may need to back out and re-enter several times before you have a chance to fight someone new. You can always select "Rival List" from the world select screen to see just how many opponents you have left to beat at a specific dojo.
Every now and then you will fight characters that carry a treasure chest! This will be denoted by a chest icon at the bottom of the screen during a fight.
The treasure chest contains either:
1) Money - So you can purchase items for your characters. Cha-Ching!
2) An Item - Will give you a random item for customizing your character
3) An orb!
The orb offers nothing unless you collect 7 Orbs together. Once you complete a set of 7 orbs you will obtain the following achievement:
Collect 7 orbs using the same character data and receive an orb item
NOTE: Once you complete the set, go to the store and buy another Orb disc. Pretty much every time you complete the set you need to buy the orb disc until you get the following achievements :
Collect 21 orbs using the same character data and receive 3 orb items
Collected 56 orbs and all orb items with the same character data
It's going to take some time but it's not missable if you are going for the 1k.
As you keep fighting you are going to start getting invitations to fight in tournaments! The tournament notification will come while you fight in the dojos! You will have to end your current streak (it doesn't matter anyway) and exit to the dojo map. You will see which dojo has the tournament, because it is going to be shining in light.
Enter and do your best to win! It is not hard at all if you fight normally in the dojos, with the difference that sometimes the final opponent might be a bit more difficult. However, you would need to fight them sooner or later anyway if you are going for the completion.
What are tournaments do you ask? Well tournaments may offer emblems, items or even money. We only entered the tournaments that offered emblems and items. The money is quite useless and time consuming, as there is a chance that you already fought some opponents anyway.
Occasionally you will have notifications for bigger tournaments, usually when you level up. Those tournaments have to be done as they offer achievements. In order to get these achievements you have to place First, Second or even Third.
This is very easy to achieve. If you fail you can always redo these special tournaments. How? Simply by entering the tournament dojo at the bottom of the world map! All the special tournaments will be there for you to repeat!
The tournaments by achievement in order are :
Place in the top three in the official Beginners' Try tournament
1 guide VF Championship
Placed in the official Virtua Fighter Championship tournament
1 guide VF Climax
Placed in the official VF Climax tournament
1 guide Quest Mode Completion
Placed in the Virtua Fighter World Tournament Finals and completed Quest Mode
In the meantime, you will also be gaining levels based on winning fights, indicated by the xp bar at the bottom of the screen. As before, you don't need to worry about this too much as it will come naturally as you win fights. You start off as a 1st Kyu and gradually progress until you are a 10th Kyu. The next level up is 1st Dan:
Earn a promotion to First Dan in offline play
and then you will gradually progress up to 10th Dan, with fights getting gradually more challenging as you go:
Earn a promotion to Fifth Dan in offline play
Earn a promotion to Tenth Dan in offline play
Once you get to 10th Dan, you have to beat ten 10th Dans in a row without losing to progress to the rank of Master. If you are losing to a 10th Dan during this time and think you might lose, don't risk it and press start and return to the dojo menu. This will keep your streak intact so you can try again. Once you make it to Master, the next rank depends on your winning percentage. However, this is not important in terms of achievements, as you get the same achievement regardless of winning percentage. This is the order you will obtain them in:
As mentioned before though, don't worry too much about leveling as it will come naturally if you are working towards all the other achievements.
Though it will help if you are a bit bolder and you try and fight fighters with higher rank so you can get the achievements earlier :D
Hopefully by this point you will have a good idea of how Quest Mode works. Basically, keep winning fights until you have beaten everybody in a certain Dojo, then progress on to the next one. The order isn't particularly important, although some are more challenging than others. Below I've sorted the achievements you get for completing a Dojo in order of Ratio, from lowest (easiest) to highest (toughest), so that you can get an idea of which ones are more difficult than others:
As mentioned before you can check the "Rival List" found in the world map menu to see how far you are to completing all the Dojos. If you are at like 98-99% then you know you only need to fight 1 or 2 more opponents to get the respective achievement. It can be frustrating but at this point you just need to keep exiting and entering a dojo until they appear as one of your three options.
The last 3 achievements are unmissable if you are working your way through the Dojo list above. Emblems are collected from beating opponents who wear them (under their HP bars). Items are randomly dropped from battles and bought from the shop. Towards the end of Quest Mode you should be swimming in gold, so you can buy them systematically until you have them all.
Collect all emblems using the same character data
1 guide All Items
Collect all items using the same character data
Once you have have everything else you will unlock a well earned 100gs:
Defeated all rivals and collected all items and emblems with the same character data
Congratulations! You've finished this mammoth of a completion! On behalf of Tomjeh and LMEPHISTO thanks for reading, we hope this Walkthrough was helpful. Until next time, happy gaming.
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