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The Gold Saucer, and the prison

Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough and Guide

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Final Fantasy VII Guide - Walkthrough

The Gold Saucer, and the prison

|| Treasure:| Silver Armlet(Boss Reward), Ramuh Materia.                      ||
||----------|                                                                 ||
|| Other:   | Turtle's Paradise Flyer No. 3.                                  ||

After the scene, you'll be in the Gold Saucer. There's something you should know about the Save Point, and that is that it costs 5 GP(Gold Saucer money) to use it. Talk to the lady near the entrance and you get to choose between a one time pass (3000 gil) and a lifetime pass (30000 gil). Go with the first, you can get the lifetime one later. Enter, and choose a party member you want to hang out with after the scene. Now, you can have TONS of fun, or you can continue with the game (you're really boring if you do that, so follow me).

There's nothing at the Event or Round Square, so skip those. At the Ghost Square, you can enter the Hotel and read Turtle's Paradise Flyer No. 3. You can also shop at the Item Shop, which has more items that ever.

At the Chocobo Square, you can bet on Chocobo's who race each other's ass off.  Basically, it's better not to bet right now, but race yourself later on in the game, and get much better odds.. for free!

So..head over to the Wonder Square. Here you'll meet up with, well, you name him, but I'll just call him Cait Sith. Some people adore him, and some more hate him. He holds the Manipulate Materia, which will be of good use to you soon..  After the scene, head upstairs and to the end to enter the actual Wonder Square.  There are many mini games you can play to win GP here. The wrestling game is about tapping the circle as fast as you can.. the basket game is all about timing, the wonder catchers are all about luck, and in the next screen are the motorbike game, a 3-D battler (all about luck), a Fortune Telling machine, and Mog's House. Later on you can also Snowboard and use the submarine games. A surefire way to get GP is to play the Mog's House. Give the Kupo nuts until he makes a different sound, in other words, give him 5 the first time, and 3 the second time. Talk to the man behind you and he'll give you a one- time-only 30 GP.

Of course, for much more in-depth descriptions of all the mini-games, check out the Gold Saucer (Wonder Square) section. If you want to build up some serious GP right away, I suggest you do Mog's House, the G Bike game, and the Super Dunk game. You'll get 10 GP from the G Bike Every time you score above 10000 points, so that's not impossible (and the first time you get 10000 you'll also get a Speed Source). The Super Dunk (basketball) game is all about timing, but it can get you up to 300 GP a game! That's worth a Lifetime ticket to the Gold Saucer!  Seriously, if you can get the timing right, get your GP from this. The common trick is to release the ball the moment it actually touches Cloud's biggest spike of his hair. Then you should always get the hit. Otherwise, go play the G Bike alot. If you play 30 times there (and win 30 times), you can also afford the Gold Ticket, and it'll only have cost you 6000 gil instead of a whopping 30000...Oh, and never buy the questionmarks from the lady in Wonder Square. It's a Carob Nut, which you can get later on.

Head over to Speed Square if you want to, with 10 GP at least. Here you'll meet Dio, the owner of the Gold Saucer. Anyway, the Speed Square is about shooting stuff with a laser, while on a rollercoaster. Easy, huh? The faster you tap circle, the more power it will have in it's bar and the easier you get to hit/destroy targets. You can try it if you want. When you're done, head over to the Battle Square for a scene.

(Perfect Game Note 13:)
You don't have to do this right away, but make sure you get the Umbrella before the disc ends. That means getting 5000 points. It's lost forever otherwise. And yes, you can only do this once anyway.. phew

In the Battle Square, it looks like Barret has unleashed his anger. After the scene, follow Barret down. You'll have to fight random encounters here, and there are also Bandits who steal your items.. make sure you kill them first! You can also learn the Enemy Skill 'Laser' from Death Claws. It's a decent one, so get it on both the Enemy Skill Materia if you want. You can save your game if you want to. Head down more, and go into the Shinra truck there. Talk to Mr.  Coates here and tell him you're going up. Exit, and go into the house on the upper right. The one on the lower right is a shop/bar, but they sell junk. After the scene, exit the house and go all the way up again. Before you do so, you might want to remove the Silver Armlet and the Materia from Cait Sith, and give the Silver Armlet to Barret. Finally, give Barret a long range gun, and put him in the back row.

In the next screen up, the empty tube with the empty chest serves no purpose as it was used for testing the game in it's early stages. Walk past the dead guy, and in the next screen to the right. From here on, you can encounter Death Claws, and learn the skill from them. Manipulate them to make it easy. From the Bullmotors, the second Enemy Skill Materia can also learn Matra Magic. Walk past the broken down buggies and you'll meet up with Dyne.. who will fight Barret.

You fight Dyne with just Barret by himself. This means you'll have to watch his health closely. Of course, two castings of Beta will instantly end this fight.

|Name: Dyne (Level: 23)                    |Nullifies: Gravity                 |
|HP: 1200                                  |-----------------------------------|
|MP: 20                                    |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Exp: 600                                  |Sleep, Poison, Stop, Slow,         |
|AP: 55                                    |Paralyze, Darkness                 |
|Gil: 750                                  |                                   |
|Drops: Silver Armlet(100%)                |                                   |
|Steal: ---                                '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Needle Gun [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 165 Base Damage]; S-Mine [1 Enemy,    |
|Phys Atk, 171.875 Base Damage]; Molotov Cocktail [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 178.75   |
|Base Damage]                                                                  |
|Strategy: You'll fight with Barret alone, so make sure to keep his HP up. Use |
|Bio to poison Dyne, and if you want you can even put him to sleep and then    |
|pound him with spells. Use Limit Breaks when you can, and Dyne will be a real |
|pushover.                                                                     |

After the battle and the scenes, you'll be riding the elevator to the Chocobo Races. Esther can explain how it works, I suggest you read it if it is your first time. Note: You can regain your Chocobo's stamina by holding R1 R2 the whole race. In the jockey room, BE SURE to get the RAMUH MATERIA, which is the red orb lying in the right corner.

When the race starts, press and hold R1 R2, and press and hold square to make the chocobo go faster, at the end of the race, near the spacy area, hold down circle for a final dash, and you should win without problems. If you happen to lose, you can just try again. After the race, Dio apologizes by a letter, and your party will gain the Buggy.

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Comments for The Gold Saucer, and the prison

5 comments, latest first.
Jun 17th 2015 Guest
before your fight with Dyne, while you are making your way through the desert, if you want to be rich, fight cactuses and get 100k when you kill it. good luck hitting it though. ^_^
ID #571391
Oct 6th 2015 Guest
It's 10 k
ID #614381
Jul 29th 2013 Guest
Not sure why, but I never received any GP points, even after talking to the girl and paying.
ID #301153
Apr 14th 2013 Guest
I've tried to go back for the death claw enemy skill I forgot to get before defeating Dyne and it seems impossible trying to go back for it after missing it the first time. Several other people said so too, so North cave is the only other way I take it?
ID #273966
Nov 2nd 2012 Guest
you should also note that the bullmotors also have an X-potion you can steal.
ID #204386