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The second raid: Reactor #5

Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough and Guide

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Final Fantasy VII Guide - Walkthrough

The second raid: Reactor #5

|| Treasure:| Phoenix Down, Hi-Potion, Ether, Potion, Tent, Ether,            ||
||          | Titan Bangle (Boss Reward).                                     ||

Are you ready for the second AVALANCHE mission? This video shows how to get through the train while getting all the goodies!

Once inside the train, talk to Tifa after the dialog. The alarm goes off.. and you'll only have 15 seconds to get to the next part. The man in the right back will give you a Phoenix Down when you talk to him during the alarm. Be fast though. In the second car, you'll get another 15 seconds. The man on the lower left will give you a Hi-potion if you talk to him and tell him 'Yeah'. Again, be quick! In the third wagon, a pickpocket guy will sometimes steal something from a small sum of money, or an item like a Potion or Phoenix Down. If he does, you'll hear a tingling sound. If you want it back, you have to run back to him and talk to him and answer 'That's Right!'. That's the bottom answer, so don't just button tap through it! Be quick during this whole thing. In the last few wagons, there are no items. Get to the end as quick as possible, and then jump out.

You are now in a Winding Tunnel. The right way is to go up, but if you want you can go down 5 screens and find a heavily guarded door where you can battle Special Combatants who will keep coming. It's not really worth it though. If you really want to train, you'd best do it in the tunnel. The Grashstrike enemy (The green bug-like creatures that use Silk often) sometimes drop an interesting item called Spider Web. This item casts Slow on all enemies, and it's interesting because Slow works on many bosses. If you can (and want to), try and get a few, because you won't be able to for a really long time. The chance it's dropped is about 4.7% for one creature. Since they tend to come in large groups, the chance per battle is higher.

When you come to the green laser beams, check the ventilation shaft to the left and crawl in. You won't be able to get back in the tunnels though. Grab the Ether and head down. Here, climb down another ladder. In the next area, that looks huge, just head to the long ladder that's nearby on the left, and climb up. Crawl through the shaft, and talk to Jessie. A Potion is slightly concealed on the left. Head to the lower left, and climb down. In the next area, talk to Biggs, grab the Tent item, and Save if you wish. Climb the small ladder to get to the reactor. Here, things should look familiar. Walk a little bit to the lower right and Cloud will slide down. Walk to the door on the left, and in the next screen go down the ladders again. Walk across the pipes, and to the end of the hall, just like last time. Save if you want to. When you approach, a scene will happen. Set the bomb, and backtrack all the way until you're at the elevator. Ride it up by pushing the button.

This video shows how to simultaneously press buttons and how to kick robot ass!

The chest in the next area holds an Ether (hmm, money). The device on the upper left opens the door, but all three the buttons must be pressed at the same time. Timing is everything.. if you get this on the first try I will give you a... a..chocolate cookie! Head further, now would be a good time to use the save point. If you want to, you can take your time to build up limit breaks for the next boss battle. Exit the area to the top, and walk all the way until you get a scene .. and a boss fight.

|Name: Air Buster (Level: 15)              |Weakness: Lightning                |
|HP: 1200                                  |Halves: Fire                       |
|Exp: 180                                  |Nullifies: Earth, Gravity          |
|AP: 16                                    |-----------------------------------|
|Gil: 150                                  |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Drops: Titan Bangle(100%)                 |Slow, Stop                         |
|                                          '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Big Bomber [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 109.375 Base Damage]; Energy Ball [1  |
|Enemy, Phys Atk, 65.625 Base Damage]; Rear Gun [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 43.75      |
|Base Damage]; Bodyblow [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 87.5 Base Damage]                  |
|Strategy: This is the only boss battle where you have a side attack. This     |
|gives you a big advantage over Air Buster, who takes 5 times the regular      |
|damage when attacked in the back. Time your Limit Breaks well and they can do |
|enormous amounts of damage. You can skip a character's turn with the Triangle |
|button. Use Bolt alot, and try to keep up everyone's HP to at least 150 .. The|
|most devastating attack that Air Buster has is Big Bomber, which can easily   |
|inflict 100 points of damage. Fortunately, he'll run out of ammo for that,    |
|making this battle even easier than it was.                                   |

A scene will take place. Afterwards, you'll wake up...

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Comments for The second raid: Reactor #5

7 comments, latest first.
Jun 10th 2014 SIZZURRUP_NawfSideNinja
OK, as a teenager, I've flipped the game, inside and out, got everything there is, AND leveled everyone up to at least 60-99, defeated all the WEAPONs, you name it I've done it! Now, 15+ years later here I am playing this excellent game all over again..before the second raid, in the tunnel, if you go towards the screen in the opposite direction of the game's progress, you'll come across an endless amount of battles due to an intrusion alert. I've fought at least six battles already. Does anything happen if I continue? Or does it suggest that I run?? I'm sure there is something ahead, only until the 2nd or 3rd disc when you get the W-item or something. Someone please inform me...
ID #396994
Feb 21st 2013 Guest
You owe me a cookie.
ID #257028
May 6th 2012 Guest
lol, okay so i went back to make sure the bomb was planted, i had to watch that stupid cutscene with tifa all over again (i know i did this already) ...go back upstairs and it appears to work now. I remember before i quit playing last i planted the bomb, saved, and then quit. im wondering if theres some kind of bug that acts like you never planted...*shrug* it works now!
ID #139910
May 6th 2012 Guest
Im having the exact same problem on the version provided by psn. They're not coming out to press the buttons. X.x
ID #139901
Feb 28th 2012 Guest
You can send me that cookie in the post then. Easy then again I played this game 2 times before when it first came out on ps1 never got around to finishing it tho my friend wanted it back before I managed it. This guide is a copy of another one that also offers the cookie. Have you even completed this game before your self ?
ID #119050
Feb 10th 2011 Guest
you are setting the bomb first right? Worked ok for me
ID #28720
Jan 4th 2011 Guest
im having a massive problem here... when i get to the 3 silmultaneous button thingy at the start of the 2nd vid. Barret and Tifa dont automatically pop out, so i cant press the buttons. Its the ps3 store version of the game. ive done this part several times before over the years both on disc and on the store version. Ive deleted n re installed the game and dropped back a to my last save to retry . But STILL , doesnt work
ID #24031