View Full Version : Mini-game & Sidequesting (possible spoilers)

04-30-2003, 10:31 AM
What was your favourite mini-game/sidequest from FFIX, here's all the ones I can think of

Jump Rope . playable at the beginning of disc one in the Alexandria town square and the skipping girls are in the moogle bell tower on disc three. if you get 1000 jumps you can win the jump-rope king, but I've never got past about 20 XD!

Chocobo Hot & Cold probably the biggest sidequest, your job is to help mene the moogle and chocobo reach chocobo's paradise . dig in different places around the world whenever you get a KWEH !!! for some treasures or sometimes a chocograph . find the location on the chocograph to receive a chocobo upgrade or a special item ... on completion you can visit chocobo's paradise

Mognet Central . mognet is broken so you're asked to deliver letters all around the world before finding the superslick Artmecion and restoring the post service

Stellazzio Coins . collect all thirteen star sign themed stellazio coins and trade them with Queen Stella in Treno ... you receive Cinna's Hammer which is one of the game's most key items

Treno Shop Monsters . in the Treno weapons shop you can fight monsters for special rewards

Frog Catching . get Quina to eat 99 frogs from the marshes around the world and you can fight Quale, as well as collecting special items at certain numbers of frogs ... always leave a male and a female frog for repopulation ... also a useful quest if you like to use Quina's Frog Drop ability

Mr. Morrid's Coffee can you find the mocha, kirman and burman coffees ? you will get your reward but you have to reach Mr. Morrid before the Treno card contest

Racing Hippaul . on disc three Hippaula and his mother can be found on the street in Alexandria, Vivi can race Hippaul and after winning certain numbers of races you win cards, if you reach level 80 you receive the Athelete Queen

Nero Bros. Gambling on disc three in the Alexandria weapons shop you can play a game with the Nero Brothers which, if you win, rewards well in gil.

Secret- Eidolon Wall . a slightly complicated little quest to find Dagger's true name

Excalibur II . reach the Terrace in Memoria in under 12 hours to receive Excalibur II, FFIX's most powerful weapon

Friendly Monsters . win ap and items by giving what the friendly monsters ask for ... don't be fooled by the Gimme Cat though !

The Ragtime Mouse . answer a series of true or false questions asked by the ragtime mouse in forested areas around the world to win gil

Ozma . found in the chocobo air garden ozma is one of, if not the, toughest optional baddies in the game

Blackjack . when 'the end' appears at the end of the game press R2, L1, R2, R2, Up, X, Right, Circle, Down, Triangle, L2, R1, R2, L1, Square, Square, Start to play a bit of pontoon !

Tetra Master collect cards all over the world and play other people to expand your collection


if there's anymore you can think of then tell me XD!

my personal favourite is chocobo hot and cold because it's quite addictive and you get lots of great prizes ...

I didn't like the skipping game because I was so bad at it, I liken it to the lightning dodging game in FFX, frustrating to the extreme !

04-30-2003, 06:54 PM
Well, I know of the Excalibur quest. With that old man, and you have you get the Magical Fingertip at the auction and give it to him to get that weapon, but that's all. My fave is the entire Chocobo quest, the best one in the series by far. So fun, so easy, and you get tonnes of stuff at the end.

05-01-2003, 12:57 PM
I actually quite liked the Ediolon Wall quest to find Garnet's true name, even if it didn't net you anything rewarding, other than a bit of storyline (and a reference to FFI too by the way!).

Also, I really enjoy Tetra Master, as it's a lot more fun to play than FFVIII's 'Triple Triad', as you didn't have to worry about all these stupid rules which governed how you played the game.

05-01-2003, 08:14 PM
I don't like Tetra Master that much. I give top prize to the whole chocobo sidequest. There's a lot of good stuff to get and good storyline. And it's fun to hunt for treasures and try to improve your scores and stuff. I give runner-up prize to frog-catching, that was really good.

Oh, and I also have to give props to Exaclibur II because I did it and, well, for the programmers to put something like that in there, that challenging, well, nice job.

if you get 1000 jumps you can win the jump-rope king, but I've never got past about 20 XD!
Yeah, I think my best is something like 30 or less. Never could get the timing right.

G Unit
05-03-2003, 03:23 PM
ah when i see this thread it reminds me how many kool mini games are in ff9:D ah.....
Well my fave has to be chocobo hot and cold....very addictive and quality prizes, i completed it too;) The frog catching was also very fun and addictive, gettin quinas best fork was quite the task:P and then there was the coins:cool: that was also a very nice mini game and the good reward of the secret ending:cool: