This is a guide on how to obtain all of the achievements.
NOTE THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS
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Chapter Specific Achievements
These are achievements that are ONLY obtained on a certain chapter.
- Rich Taste
During Chapter 2 you’ll have to buy some booze for a group of homeless men, one of them will ask for Champagne. Go to Don Quijote and purchase the Gold Champagne worth 20k yen and give it to the homeless man.
- Smooth Criminal
In Chapter 3 you’ll need to get info on another Cabaret Club for story reasons. DO NOT ENTER THE CABARET CLUB IMMEDIATELY, there will be 3 NPCs you need to talk to for info, one is on the left bridge, another on intersection south of the right bridge and lastly one south of the club near the save point and taxi. After all 3 are talked to SAVE BEFORE YOU ENTER, once inside the club you’ll be able to look around, INSPECT EVERYTHING. If you have followed the instruction then you should have the achievement around the start of Chapter 4.
- Business Etiquette 101
In Chapter 5 you will meet Oda at Cafe Alps for story, SAVE BEFORE THIS. During this section you need to pick the correct options here they are:
- Table near the back (4 chairs)
- Take the nearest seat
- Order nothing
- BUTTON PROMPT
After the conversation is finished you’ll will earn the achievement.
- Best Served Cold?
During Chapter 7 you’ll need to get some nice warm takoyaki but instead of running back once you get it, just do nothing or at least do something other than the story. After 15 minutes the food will go cold and you’ll get the achievement.
- It Takes Two
During Chapter 10 there will be a long battle at the Tojo HQ. During this long battle you will have assistance from Oda and Tachibana, when one of them grabs an enemy you can perform a heat action (You may want to bring some heat restoring items just in case), simply perform three of these and you’ll get the achievement.
- They Won’t Mind
During Chapter 12 there will be a long battle in an inn, near the end of it you will fight a man dual-wielding fans. After you defeat him DO NOT go up the stairs, instead go to the area next to it and you’ll see a safe, keep hitting it until it opens. Once it opens you’ll get the achievement.
- Big Hair in the Crosshairs
In Chapter 13 there will be a car chase where you need to shoot at a bunch of guys chasing you down. around halfway through there will be a man in a car wearing a white suit and a massive afro, use Heat Eye to slow down time and take him out quickly to earn the achievement.
- Hitting the Bottle
In Chapter 15 you’ll fight Nishiki at Serena, during the fight Nishiki will try to grab you let him, after grabbing you there will be a QTE, FAIL IT. Failing the QTE will get you hit in the head by Reina and thus earn the achievement.
- President Kiryu
Partway through Chapter 5 you will start Kiryu’s business, REAL ESTATE ROYALE. This business is more inactive compared to Majima’s but some leg work is required for never before seen results.
You can obtain property’s by either buying it out right by walking in front of the estate or completing a substory/befriending an NPC. Throughout the business you will obtain employees, which can be earned from substories, these will help you increase profits, help level up the property’s and stop enemies from causing trouble to your business. The goal is to increase shares by buying land and leveling them up, at 30/60/90% you will have an encounter with the King of the district with the first encounter being an introduction, the second being a minigame and the third being a fight. Completing the minigame will earn you more shares and completing the fight will give you COMPLETE DOMINATION. And that’s the jist of the business, I’ll go into more detail with the other achievements.
- The Promised Land
This is unlocked after achieving 100% shares in any area.
- Generosity of Strangers
After completing the Lesuire king’s area, during evening or night if you wait outside near certain shops long enough someone will and light a cigarette for you.
The easiest one is the one just north of Serena.
- The Glamorous Life
This is obtained by purchasing the “Disco City Boy” property in the Media King district. Be prepared however as it’s worth ¥1,200,000,000 but by that point you should be able to get that amount easily with your business or by farming money with Shakedown.
- We Built This City
Just complete the Business storyline, beat all of the kings and have COMPLETE DOMINATION of Kamurocho (until the bubble bursts in the 90s).[maps to come]
- A Host of Hostesses
Partway through Chapter 7 you will start Majima’s Business, CABARET CLUB CZAR.
In this business you must recruit and train hostesses then manage the club by assigning hostesses that appeal to the customer’s tastes and help them with orders which the hostess will hint you towards with specific hand gestures. Everytime you run the club, the girls will gain XP and the club will gain fans and as the number fans go up so do more wealthy customers. Past a certain fan threshold you’ll be able to challenge one of the Five Stars and upon succeeding you’ll obtain a new Platinum Hostess to train.
- Talk of the Town
As previously stated, fans are obtained by successfully running the club but you can also gain fans by partnering with businesses across Sotenbori. Here is a map of all of the businesses you can partner with.[MAP IN PROGRESS]
- You’re Still Number One
The max level for a platinum hostess is 40, this can be easily reached by doing all of the training they have to offer.
- Walking On Sunshine
This is obtained once you have fully completed the business storyline.
- A Wise Investment
Purchase ten or more abilities.
- Master of Style
Obtain all abilities for every style.
- Training in Style
Each of the main styles will have a master located across the map, to access their training missions you first need to make enough progress in your upgrades by having an upgrade unlocked near one of the locked nodes in the grid.
- Tell Me a Story/Hero of the Story/Story of My Life
There are a total of 100 Substories, 60 for Kiryu and 40 for Majima. You can make it easier to find them using the Trouble Finder accessory obtained by completing “The Tax Lady” substory (At the entrance to your business after defeating the Electronics King) for Kiryu and maxing out friendship with the Komian Chef for Majima. You can complete them after finishing the game unlike some others in the series.
- Amon Defeated
Unlocked after completing every other substory for a character, their last substory will activate leading you towards the two secret bosses.
So Amon for Kiryu and Jo Amon for Majima, if you’ve made it this far I trust you know how to max out your styles, inventory, and equipment. After completion of both fights you will obtain the achievement.
- What a Player
Play every minigame.
This is obtained by just playing every single one of the 27 minigames once. Here is the list of minigames and how they access them:
- Batting Kamurocho Batting Centre
- Bowling Mach Bowl (Kamurocho)
- Pool/Darts Vincent (Kamurocho), Shot Bar Stijl (Sotenbori)
- Outrun Southern Club Sega (Kamurocho), Club Sega (Sotenbori)
- Space Harrier Northen Club Sega (Kamurocho), Club Sega (Sotenbori)
- Super Hang-On Completing Kamurocho’s Sega girl’s friendship at Southern Club Sega, same locations as Outrun
- Fantasy Zone Completing Sotenbori’s Sega girl’s friendship, same locations as Space Harrier
- UFO Catcher Club Sega
- Poker/Baccarat/Blackjack/Roulette Sotenbori Casino
- Cho-Han/Oicho-kabu/Koi-koi/Cee-lo Kamurocho West Park (Unlocked in Chapter 10)
- Mahjong Orchid Palace (Kamurocho), Jambalaya (Sotenbori)
- ShogiShoten (Kamurocho), Shogi Player in the south west (Sotenbori)
- Fishing Pier (Kamurocho), River (Sotenbori)
- Karaoke Heroine Bar (Kamurocho), Utahime Bar (Sotenbori)
- Catfights Theatre Square (Kamurochco, unlocked in Chapter 6)
- Disco Maharaja
- Pocket Circuit Pocket Circuit Stadium (Kamurocho)
- Telephone Club Teltel Boys Club (Kamurocho)
- Call me
Go on a date with a girl you met at the telephone club.
The Telephone Club is a minigame where you must pick the right responses to score a date with the girl on the other end so this achievement has got to be easy right? NO.
There are 9 potential girls you can get on the other end, 3 of the each bikini colour and only one girl in each of those three sets will give you a successful date. The only way of telling if you have the right girl is by their voice. Here are the three girls you can successful date and a rough description of what they sound like.
Riku, blue bikini, young voice.
Ayaka, white bikini, young and seductive voice.
Haruki, green bikini, young voice with a nasally quality to it.
Getting one of these girls will net you the achievement (Have fun trying to get all 7 substories related to this by the way).
- Say You Wanna Dance
Disco is a very fun dancing minigame that is accessed via Maharaja which is in both Kamurocho and Sotenbori, just playthrough all 5 songs on any difficulty with any star rank.
- Cat Scratch Fever
Win ten bets on three-round tournaments at JCC.
Okay this one will most likely be the most annoying achievement in the whole game since it requires some luck that the game may or may not refuse to offer. The Catfight minigame is unlocked in Chapter 6 for Kiryu only, in this minigame you must bet on a girl and battle it out in a game of ROCK PAPER SCISSORS. Some people get confused by the wording thinking they need to win 10 rounds which is not the case. You need to win TEN TOURNAMENTS.
Pick Jennifer and hope for the best, the AI will strongly favor one attack, use another one sometimes and rarely use the last. This minigame is mostly RNG and including the button mash.
- The Dragon of Pocket Circuit
Win all Pocket Circuit races.
Pocket Circuit is a only for Kiryu, it consists of mixing and matching certain parts in order to win races. Note you only need to win the 7 races you access by talking to Fighter-Kun, you do not need to complete the side quests related to this minigame for this achievement.
- High Roller
Spend one billion yen.
- Make It Rain
Throw away money on the street.
You will get the ability to throw around money in Chapter 6 after meeting Mr Moneybags, just walk out to the street and throw once.
- Worked Hard for the Money
Throw away a total of five million yen.
Just throw 49 more times for the former since you toss around 100k per throw.
- Lucky Star
Get a top-grade item from a Dream Machine.
Dream Machines are also scattered across and there are three type of machines with different prices; 10k, 100k and a million yen. The price is not set it in stone for a dream machine and only some are accessible at a time. Ten star items are only obtainable from the million yen machines so when you see one you better use it but this achievement is solely based on luck.
Some people have claimed to get the item from 100k and 10k machines as well.
- A Wise Investment
Get five or more play bonuses fighting a single enemy.
- Who Ya Gonna Call?
Pick up a telephone card.
- …I Did It for the Achievement
Watch a sexy video.
- Mr. Shakedown Takedown
Defeat Mr. Shakedown for the first time.
Self-explanatory and not much to cover, use the encounter finder to discover Shakedown’s location and defeat him by spamming heat moves or zap gun.
- Welcome to the Jungle
Get the best weapon search results report.
- Eye of the Dragon and Tiger
Obtain all equipment parts.
The best weapon result you can get from The Dragon and Tiger is a “Resounding Success!”. It’s quite rare but you’ll easily obtain it by doing the second achievement related to weapon searching.
There are a total of 96 parts in total, some of these are easy to obtain are they are guaranteed finds for agents but some require investment or luck, you’ll want to invest.
I recommend investing into every agent at every location with the accessories that effect searches as they will get you the bulk of the parts.
Defeat 30 or more opponents in Endless Rout.
The Bed of Styx is this game’s version of the coliseum and is unlocked at Chapter 11. The Endless Rout option is unlocked at Rank B and as the name implies you’ll be going against enemy after enemy after enemy. Fairly easy to obtain as the thirty enemies required to beat for the achievement don’t pose a strong threat.
- Just Beat It
Finish all climax battles.
Climax Battles are unlocked as you progress through the main story but it’s best to do all of them after you beat the game as you’ll have a lot of experience with the combat and mechanics at that point. Some of these are really easy to complete while others not so much. If you have any issues I highly recommend Devileon7’s video series on the battles.
- Half the Battle
Get over 50% on your Completion List.
Get 100% on your Completion List.
The longest and most challenging achievement of all. The Completion List is something that has been in the series for a long time but unlike previous entries (Like 5) this one is slightly easier to get through. It’s still hard at points and down right maddening but it’s more doable so there’s that.
A complete guide for the list is too big for this guide so I will covering everything the list has to offer on a seperate guide coming soon™.
- Stuff of Legend
Complete the main story on Legend Difficulty.
Legend difficulty is unlocked after completing the game just once on any difficulty. You CANNOT start this difficulty on NG+ so you have to start fresh which isn’t too bad until you learn the special case of Legend. If you run out of health at any point (besides Shakedown) you have to go back to the last manual save you made, no checkpoints, you die on the final boss you go back to the point of no return. Needless to say it’s best to be fully stocked up on health items before any story event. Since you can’t really farm money in the early chapters I recommend using Puzzle Pool to get enough money to purchase upgrades then once you unlock the businesses fully focus on them to max out your upgrades and get some useful weapons like the Zap Gun. GOOD LUCK.
Where It All Began
- Where It All Began
Obtain all other achievements.
Congratulations on getting all of the achievements.
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