Virtua Fighter 5

HIII-YA!! Tomjeh and LMEPHISTO welcome you to the Walkthrough for Virtua Fighter 5 wave.

SEGA’s fighting series is renowned for its technical fighting and contrast of styles so for those new to the series shouldn't expect another run of the mill fighter. However that is certainly no reason to feel apprehensive about starting this game. The game is as all great fighting games should be; easy to get into, but challenging and rewarding to master. Our walkthough should help newcomers and series veterans alike to complete this game, as long as you are willing to invest a bit of time.

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  • Who’s your favourite? - Virtua Fighter 5 isn't a game that rewards players who can only perform one or two moves. First and foremost, we can’t recommend enough that you experiment and find a character that suits your style. Although you can stop and change if you prefer, it will certainly help in the long run to pick a favourite and stick with them.
  • The art of fighting, without fighting? – Once you have picked a favourite and feel like you’re ready for Quest mode, it can be very beneficial to first learn your character's moves via command time attack. This is a training mode of sorts and we need to finish it with 5 characters anyway, making it a good idea to develop your skills before the real fighting starts.
  • Live to fight another day – Although it might seem like the pansy option to run with your tail between your legs, during Quest mode you can pause the game if you think you are going to lose and return to the world map. This won’t count as a loss on your record, which will help in particular at one point where you need to win 5 key matches in a row.
  • Persistence is the key – The game isn't as technically challenging to complete as other fighting games around, but you will need to be persistent if you wish to succeed. Quest mode can become incredibly monotonous but keep at it and you will eventually get your rewards! smile
  • Here we will post all the help we can provide for people aiming for 100% completion.

    As mentioned before, Virtua Fighter 5 is a game which rewards those with skill, but it's also a game that is not hard at all to learn the basics. Even if you have never played a VF game before, the controls are simple and easy to master. We will post the order that we believe is the most efficient in order for you to learn the game and finish it as fast as possible. As far as fighting games go, VF5 is an easy completion, although that being said it is very time consuming.

    ARCADE MODE

    This should be the first achievement you aim for:

    Arcade Mode Completion

    Clear Arcade Mode (Normal Mode)

    Arcade Mode Completion
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    Now you may be good at fighting games like LMEPHISTO, so if you want a challenge feel free to change the settings to however you prefer. I'm personally not very good at fighting games (Tomjeh), so I changed the settings to very easy, the rounds to 1 and also set my life bar high and the opponents to the lowest. Even if you lose you can continue until you get the achievement, so this should come naturally. At the end of Arcade mode you will fight the secret boss of the game known as Dural, who looks like a cheap knock off of the Silver Surfer. Note that it is not compulsory to win this fight for the aforementioned achievement.

    For those new to the game, Arcade Mode provides a good opportunity to experiment and see which character you prefer. One achievement in the game requires you to finish arcade mode with all characters, so if you wish to get this as soon as possible then use the settings mentioned above.

    Dural

    Clear Arcade Mode (Normal Mode) with all characters

    Dural
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    This will unlock Dural as a playable character, who is hidden on your character select screen. You need to press down when selecting a character on the bottom line of the select screen to find him/her/it.

    We are going to need Dural in another achievement later :)


    TIME COMMAND ATTACK:

    At this point hopefully you have an idea of who you like and who you don’t. Time Command Attack is a game mode which serves mainly as a training mode in VF5. Even though you are timed, this has no consequence on any achievements so don’t let it worry you too much. If you have finished the Arcade Mode achievements then you will find Dural has very easy commands to perform in comparison to all the other characters. Finishing their time command attack will unlock:

    Dojo Stages

    Complete the Command Time Attack with one character

    Dojo Stages
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    One achievement requires you to finish the commands for 5 different fighters in the game, which we both found to be the most challenging achievement in VF5. If you can obtain this then the rest is pretty easy and straight forward, albeit very time consuming. In terms of who you choose, it’s really up to you. Tomjeh used Sarah, Jeffry, Lau and Shun Di, whereas LMEPHISTO used Sarah, Shun Di, Brad Burns and Akira Yuki. It may also be useful to find a youtube video of your preferred characters.

    Please also note that we both picked up this achievement after we had finished the Quest Mode achievements, which we recommended. The reason for this is because after 1000+ fights in quest mode to obtain all other achievements, you will develop an expertise in timing and how to perform the combos accurately! After you complete Time command attack with all 5 characters you will unlock:

    Command Master

    Complete the Command Time Attack with any 5 characters

    Command Master
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    Starting Out

    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:

    Orb Finder

    Collect 7 orbs using the same character data and receive an orb item

    Orb Finder
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    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 :

    Orb Hunter

    Collect 21 orbs using the same character data and receive 3 orb items

    Orb Hunter
    1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +

    Orb Master

    Collected 56 orbs and all orb items with the same character data

    Orb Master
    1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +

    It's going to take some time but it's not missable if you are going for the 1k.

    Tournaments

    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 :

    Beginners' Try

    Place in the top three in the official Beginners' Try tournament

    Beginners' Try
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    Amateurs' Tournament

    Place in the top three in the official Amateurs' Tournament

    Amateurs' Tournament
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    Challengers' Cup

    Placed in the official Challengers' Cup tournament

    Challengers' Cup
    1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    VF Championship

    Placed in the official Virtua Fighter Championship tournament

    VF Championship
    1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    VF Climax

    Placed in the official VF Climax tournament

    VF Climax
    1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    VF Battle Masters

    Placed in the official VF Battle Masters tournament

    VF Battle Masters
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    Quest Mode Completion

    Placed in the Virtua Fighter World Tournament Finals and completed Quest Mode

    Quest Mode Completion
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    Leveling Up

    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:

    First Dan

    Earn a promotion to First Dan in offline play

    First Dan
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    and then you will gradually progress up to 10th Dan, with fights getting gradually more challenging as you go:

    Fifth Dan

    Earn a promotion to Fifth Dan in offline play

    Fifth Dan
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    Tenth Dan

    Earn a promotion to Tenth Dan in offline play

    Tenth Dan
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    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:

    Defender/Hunter/Warrior

    Earn the Master rank, then win 5 matches in a row against Tenth Dan opponents

    Defender/Hunter/Warrior
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    Sentinel/Barbarian/Gladiator

    Achieved Sentinel, Barbarian or Gladiator rank in offline play

    Sentinel/Barbarian/Gladiator
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    Guardian/Slayer/Avenger

    Achieved Guardian, Slayer or Avenger rank in offline play

    Guardian/Slayer/Avenger
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    Paladin/Berserker/Vanquisher

    Achieved Paladin, Berserker or Vanquisher rank in offline play

    Paladin/Berserker/Vanquisher
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    Liberator/Destroyer/Conqueror

    Achieved Liberator, Destroyer or Conqueror in offline play, the highest possible ranks

    Liberator/Destroyer/Conqueror
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    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

    Completing Dojos

    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:

    Champion of Sega Arena Coast

    Defeat all rivals at Sega Arena Coast using the same character data

    Champion of Sega Arena Coast
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    Champion of Club Sega Downtown

    Defeat all rivals at Club Sega Downtown using the same character data

    Champion of Club Sega Downtown
    2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    Champion of Club Sega Bay Area

    Defeat all rivals at Club Sega Bay Area using the same character data

    Champion of Club Sega Bay Area
    2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    Champion of Sega World North

    Defeat all rivals at Sega World North using the same character data

    Champion of Sega World North
    2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    Champion of Sega World South

    Defeat all rivals at Sega World South using the same character data

    Champion of Sega World South
    2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    Champion of Sega World Route 101

    Defeat all rivals at Sega World Route 101 using the same character data

    Champion of Sega World Route 101
    2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    Champion of Sega Arena East

    Defeat all rivals at Sega Arena East using the same character data

    Champion of Sega Arena East
    2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

    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.


    Quest Compret-O!

    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.

    All Emblems

    Collect all emblems using the same character data

    All Emblems
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    All Items

    Collect all items using the same character data

    All Items
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    Once you have have everything else you will unlock a well earned 100gs:

    Quest Trifecta

    Defeated all rivals and collected all items and emblems with the same character data

    Quest Trifecta
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    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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