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Secrets Guide by Dan GC

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 05/25/1999

EHRGEIZ "God Bless the Ring" - Secrets FAQ Version 1.1
By Dan (not "Gadouken" Dan) GC <lbdangc@aol.com>
for the American PSX (and Arcade) version of Ehrgeiz

Last updated: 05/25/99 12:00 AM PT
First Edition: 5/16/99 08:42 AM PT
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  Ehrgeiz was...
Created by: Dream Factory
Licensed by: Squaresoft
Published by: Square EA
Released: May 6, 1999 in America

  If you can help me with anything: moves, techniques, etc., or if you
just have questions, comments, etc., E-mail them to <LB Dan GC@aol.com>
One more thing, don't E-mail with questions that are already in the FAQ
section, otherwise, I'll discard them or tell you to check the FAQ.
Table of Contents
1. Updates
2. What the use of this FAQ is
3. Secrets
4. Frequently Asked Questions
5. Special Thanks
6. Author Information

Copyright Disclaimer:

Unpublished Work Copyright (c) 1999 Dan GC

  This FAQ is for private and personal use only. If reproduced, it must
be my electronic means, and if placed on a Web Page or Site, may be
altered as long as this Disclaimer and the above Copyright Notice
fully appears. This FAQ is not to be used for profitable/promotional
purposes; this includes being used by publishers of magazines, guides,
books, etc. or being incorporated into magazines, etc. in ANY way
without FULL AUTHORIZATION from myself and any cohorts I may have.
  This FAQ was created and is owned by me, Dan GC <LB Dan GC@aol.com>
Any Copyrights and Trademarks not specifically mentioned in this FAQ are
acknowledged. Always give credit where it is due.
   Ehrgeiz, Squaresoft, and Dream Factory are Registered Trademarks and
Copyright (c) to Square Co., Ltd. Any other things are Copyright to
their rightful owners.
  Alright, EGM, GamePro, and any other Gaming Mags, you plaigarise, and
plaigarizers, many people know that, you may get sued. If I find out
anything from any of my FAQs in a Gaming Magazine, I'm suing. It
clearly states not to copy anything without my FULL AUTHORIZATION if
it's not on a Web Page with the above Copyright Disclaimer. To the
plaigarizers, if you plaigarizers and send in a FAQ to GameFAQs, I'll
tell CJayC and your FAQs will be thrown away.

  The only thing allowed would be to print this document for personal or
private usage. Okay, if you have WordPad, save this document somewhere,
open WordPad, go to Page Setup or something like that, then change the
margins to: Left: 1"; Right: 0.5"; Bottom: 0.3"; Top: 0.3". This will
prevent some paper usage, also, you should change the font, if you can
tolerate it, and make major changes. But if not, oh well. Oh yea, and
take out unnecessary things, like this section here, the disclaimer, the
beginning, Author Information, the section just below this place,
updates, etc. Just a few tips for you people.

This FAQ can be found at:
GameFAQs                              www.gamefaqs.com
Dan GC's Ehrgeiz Home Page            i.am/dan_gc
                 Available much later in the future
Part 1: Updates
Version 1.0 5/23/99:
  Fixed up FAQ

Version 0.9 5/16/99:
  What do you expect? First edition.
Part 2: What the use of this FAQ is
  This FAQ is just an easy reference to the Secrets section of my other
Ehrgeiz (for PSX) FAQs. It'll also help people to know there are secrets
to get. The information for this FAQ is just from my other FAQs. That's
Part 3: Secrets
Evil Panel:
  This is almost the same as Battle Panel, but you can damage your
opponent like in Arcade Mode, Infinity Battle, and Battle Runner. So
it's Battle Panel with the ability to hurt your opponent. You get Evil
Panel by beating Battle Panel's CPU at least 10 times in a row, then,
on the TOP MENU, hold L1, L2, R1, and R2 then choose Battle Panel. You
will get Evil Panel. Laying down panels is done by pushing R2.

Secret Characters:
  You get secret character by beating the game with certain characters.
A supposed easy way to get all of the characters is just to beat the
game with all of the characters. Here's a list:

Character     Beat the game with...
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯     ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
Clair         A female of the original eight characters
Django        All original eight characters
Koji          A male of the original eight characters
Vincent       Tifa
Yuffie        Cloud
Zack          All Final Fantasy VII characters
Extra Opening Movie:
  It's an extra opening movie. To get it, you must beat the game a
certain amount of times. You have to beat the game about seven times,
all with different characters. When you beat the game a certain number
of times, after the ending, credits, and ranking (you can skip all of
that stuff), the screen when you turn on the game should appear
("Published by Square Electronic Arts, L.L.C."), if so, don't push any
buttons. The Extra Opening Movie will appear.
Third Outfit for Certain Characters:
  By passing certain prerequisites, you can get the third outfit for
certain characters. You hold Up while choosing a character for their
second outfit, hold Down while choosing a character for their third
outfit, if they have one and you received it. Godhand's third outfit
is the most difficult to get because in order to beat the CPU in Evil
Panel, you have to beat the CPU in Battle Panel 10 times in a row, then
you can play Evil Panel. Here's a list:

Character    Requirement (just this requirement)           Difficultness
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
Cloud        Beat the game with Yuffie                     Simple
Godhand      Beat Evil Panel's CPU                         Moderate
Han          Get Ehrgeiz                                   Simple
Inoba        Get at least 35,000 Points in Beach Battle
               without using any continues                 Simple
Naseem       Get at least 2000 Ability Points in
               Infinity Battle                             Simple
Tifa         Beat the game with Vincent                    Simple
Yoko         Beat Battle Runner's CPU                      Simple

             Requirement (must have all endings for
Character    Godhand, Sasuke, Inoba, Han, and Shuwen)      Difficultness
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
Jo           Beat game on Normal difficulty or higher
               without using any continues                 Simple
Sasuke       Do a 10-hit combo or more in Practice Mode    Simple

Character    Requirement (must have all endings)           Difficultness
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
Shuwen       Get Extra Opening Movie                       Simple
Third Outfit Release Order:
  For the original eight characters, the third outfits are released in
a certain order, even if you do the requirements for the third outfit
for other characters, you won't get them until you get the third outfits
for the characters before the ones you did the requirements for. You can
get Cloud and Tifa's third outfits anytime. Here's the release order for
the third outfits:

Number     Character
¯¯¯¯¯¯     ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
One        Yoko
Two        Han
Three      Naseem
Four       Inoba
Five       Sasuke
Six        Jo
Seven      Shuwen
Eight      Godhand
Individual Tips to get the Third Outfits for characters:
- Cloud: no help needed, just beat the game with Yuffie
- Godhand: you need to know how to play Othello, but you have to go fast
           in Battle Panel, since you have to run around and lay down
           panels, also, try to get the best (and closest) panels; you
           can also keep tackling your opponent; then when you get Evil
           Panel, you can keep killing your opponent, then lay down
- Han: no help needed, just kill Red Scorpion and get Ehrgeiz
- Inoba: when playing Beach Battle, after the word "Ready" disappears,
      count two and one-half realtime seconds, just as you count the
      last half, start pushing X and O rapidly; when you are close to
      the finish line, push Square which is a tackle, so you'll get
      extra speed, except for the second beach battle race, push []
      right when you touch the line
- Jo: no help needed, just beat the game without using continues, if you
      you use continues, even if it is on Very Hard, you're not as good
      as you may think because human opponents are much more difficult
      than a pre-programmed opponent
- Naseem: use a method of playing that will get you a lot of Perfects
          and that won't allow you to die easily
- Sasuke: you can either...
        A) use Jo (in wolf form) or Django against a human opponent, and
           partially launch the opponent and keep pushing L
        B) use Cloud against Django, then launch Django in the air and
           repeatedly do the Soldier Double Low (L, L), but you'll have
           to delay a little bit between L's
        C) use Godhand against a human opponent, move your opponent into
           a corner, set your opponent to "No Guard" or "Counter" and do
           Maha Punch (H, L, H x9)
        D) use Shuwen against Django, keep pushing L, H against Django
           with Shuwen
- Shuwen: no help needed, just get the Extra Opening Movie
- Tifa: no help needed, just beat the game with Vincent
- Yoko: no help needed, just beat the CPU in Battle Runner
Fight Cloud and Tifa:
  This is exactly the same thing as in the arcade. You can fight Cloud
and Tifa (Guardian and Summoner) in the Arcade Mode. In order to do
this, you must...

 On Two Rounds Setting:
  Beat the first eight characters within 6' 40" 00. You will then fight
Cloud and Tifa.

 On One Round Setting:
  Beat the first eight characters within 3' 20" 00. You will promptly
fight Cloud and Tifa.
Secret Taunts:
  Some characters have secret taunts, and they aren't done by holding
a direction and pushing Start. The secret taunts are done by pushing
some button(s) during a Just Frame attack. (For example, instead of
pushing H for a Just Frame attack, you can try pushing L). I don't know
them, so you have to experiment yourself.
Vincent's Turks Outfit Portrait:
  During the Big Character Select Screen (character select screen with
big portraits of characters; Arcade Mode is an example), hold Up before
you highlight Vincent, and then while still holding Up, highlight
Vincent, it will show him in his Turks Outfit (his second outfit); it
only works for Vincent for some reason.
Mess with character's running after victory pose:
  After a character's victory pose, hold G. When your character runs to
the next stage, they'll do an Evade. This will only work once per stage,
if they even do run at all. You should hold G during or just before the
character's victory pose until your character runs, if you want to try
this out.

  If you can help me with any secrets that are unknown or tell me
secrets not listed here, E-mail them to lbdangc@aol.com. Thank you.
Part 4: Frequently Asked Questions
 Who the hell is "Naseem?"
  Naseem is actually Doza, but the name was changed to Doza because the
US version is the same copy that will be released in England, and there
is actually a guy named Prince Naseem in England. It's a legal thing,
can't risk getting sued.

 How do you do a Just Frame Attack?
  Okay, here goes, near the middle frame of all of the frames of the
attack (exp. L,*H, when the Low Kick is all the way out, that's the
middle frame because he still has to put his leg back, then push H),
push the button that goes along with the Just Frame. Also, here's
another way: when the attack hits your opponent, after you hear the
colliding sound from the hit, push the Just Frame buttons. These work
for most characters. Two of Sasuke's Just Frame attacks require you to
push the button before the attack is done.

 How do you do the Blade Catch?
  Push G right before a sword hits your character. Sound easy?
I DON'T THINK SO! ¦P Well, actually it is easy, after some practice.

 How do you crouch?
  Hold G until you crouch.

 How do you pronounce "Ehrgeiz?"
  You pronounce it (e:r gaits), "air-gaits." It's a German word. And it
means ambition. Source: Dream Factory

 Where can I challenge you?
  Nowhere now, the place where Ehrgeiz used to be is gone. They took it
out just 'cuz I never played there anymore.

 Are you going to make anymore FAQs for other characters?
  I already have, but I'm working on Vincent, and next will be Koji. I
won't make one on Yuffie since, well, I don't know her moves and move

 Are there any endings for anyone?
  Yes, there is. To get it, you have to beat the game. Then fight that
red guy, "Red Scorpion" but some people call him "Armored Django", well
whatever the name is, you have to kill it. Just break those 2 boxes
containing the knives on those altar-like things, and throw them at him.
Then he will disappear and stars and coins will pop out of his now-gone
body, you must collect them all. Afterwards, the Ehrgeiz will fall down
into the center of the arena. There is no ending in the arcade version
for anyone, I think.

 What is "Just Frame"?
   I'm not sure, but I always thought "Just Frame" was in reference to
the detail that the "Just Frame Combos" had only a few frames where you
had to press the button to continue the combo.  Unlike the regular
combos where you could press the button in a relatively wide time
period, some of the "Just Frame" moves really were just a few frames.
Here's an example:
Zack's Chain: H, H, L, *H, H
  Do the H, H, L combo just by pushing it, then pause for a certain
amount of time, then push H, H which is after the *. You push the first
attack of whatever is after the * at the middle frame of the attack
before the *, in other words, if you hit your opponent, after the
hitting sound, push it, don't try to time it, just push it after you
hear the sound. But if you wiff the attacks, then push it at its middle
  You know if you did it correctly if there is blue sparkling stuff
coming out.

 What does "Just Frame" mean?
  Well, I don't know the exact answer, but see above. I guess you could
call it a "pause just for a certain period of time" or something like

  Have any questions or if you can help me answer any questions that need
confirmation, then E-mail them to lbdangc@aol.com
Part 5: Special Thanks
Mike Allen <ma6908@aol.com>:
  told me how to get ALL of the Third Outfits for all characters that
have one; plus, in his FAQ, there are "Secret Taunts" in there in the
Beginner FAQ section, also, that section says the costumes are released
in a certain order (and they are); oh yea, and told me why Naseem was
changed to Doza

Derek <notonl8ly@aol.com>:
  told me the costumes are released in a certain order

My other FAQs:
  got Secrets from there, as well as Copyright Disclaimer, layout, and
Frequently Asked Questions
Part 6: Author Information
Name:     Dan GC
E-mail:   LB Dan GC@aol.com
Web page: None
          still in the process of creation	
ICQ:      None

"You're funny. But keep it up and you'll just piss me off." ~ Xenogears'
Don't plagiarize! It's bad! And always give credit where it is due!

  Look, you people out there, don't ask me questions about personal
things for characters, or obvious things like "how did I release the
FF7 Ending movie?" Ask yourself a question before sending trivial/stupid
questions, "Does it really relate to what the person has done
(FAQ-wise)?" If the answer is truly "Yes," then by all means, go ahead
and send it, if "No," don't send it. But if you still want to send it,
I will still reply and give you the answer, but you'll get something you
probably wouldn't expect.
  If you people want to argue with me, I'll get what you typed in an
E-mail you sent me word for word and say so many things about one thing,
then finally move on to another thing and get you on that. So, please
think before you act.

Some NEWS:
  Well, on Saturday, May 8, 1999, I played against Mike and his friend,
Dave. I stayed for over three hours. When I first played against them, I
was getting the feel of the game, and trying to learn their strategy, so
it took me a while to do that. I used Cloud and Sasuke the most, while
they used everyone, except for Django. I got a few EXCELLENTs and
PERFECTs against the both of them, but they got some, too. Actually, I
only got two PERFECTs on Mike, as for the rest, there were done on Dave.
But I got more on them than they did on me. For most of the matches
where I didn't win and only won one or two rounds, I usually annihilated
them, I truly mean it. When I went up against Dave's Koji, I beat him
two rounds easily, then he beat me the next three rounds, then I beat
him the next round. For the fourth round, we were at the end of our
power, well, at least he was, I made a mistkae then he pushed S and got
me in Koji's Special. I broke out after the four punches (I had no power
left!), then I killed him. For the last three matches I had against
Mike, he beat me in all of them. I beat him one round for the last match
(he had Tifa), I did win one round against his Koji (second to last
match), and for the third to last match, he used Sephiroth, he also beat
me in that one. But I almost beat him (power-wise, not rounds-wise). I
also won one round when he used Sephiroth. Mike whooped my ass!
  I never threw once when playing against Mike and Dave, I hardly used
wake-up (rising) attacks), and only used Sephiroth's sword once, the
same thing for Cloud. I just attacked and stuff, I tried to do a Special
Throw with Cloud, it came out both times when I did it, but it didn't
  Mike's a really nice person, he complimented me when I did something
good and whatever. Whenever I did do do something good on Dave and Mike
complimented me, Dave would say, "Commentary, Mike." I think it means
commentary means "series of comments." So Dave was basically saying, in
my point of view, "You're making too many comments, Mike." Dave would
usually say that whenever I dizzied him with Sasuke's Smoke Bomb (Jump,
S) and Mike would say something. I used a lot of juggles with both Cloud
and Sasuke. I saw Dave try to do Cloud's H+L, LLH juggle a couple of
times on me since he saw me do it a few times and it always connected,
but when he did it, it never connected.
  Mike also put pillows under my head when I first layed down on one of
the beds in the room. My back was hurting from sitting up (I was playing
against Dave the time it started to hurt), so I lay back to relieve some
of the pain, but I could barely see, so then he said, "A pillow, Dan?"
then he put a pillow under my head without me answering, but I would've
said yes anyway. Then a few seconds later, he put more pillows so I
could see better, and it helped.
  We played a lot of matches, like 32 or something, I don't really know
the true count, but that's basically it. I beat Mike in one match, and
I don't really remember who he or I used. I beat Dave like three times.
Mike beat me about 20 times. That's all for now. If I ever get to play
against Mike (and his friends) sometime much later in the future, I'll
be ready and be much better than I was when I played him. I need to
throw and do rising attacks more, but I don't mind. I'll work on those
some day.

  I've been thinking of what should and should not be in Ehrgeiz 2. In
the Expert FAQ, there is already stuff they already don't and do want
in part two of Ehrgeiz. Well, I have some of their stuff, but I do have
extra stuff I'd like, too... I hope this stuff does appear in Ehrgeiz 2.
If Dream Factory reads the following stuff...then, it could be a good or
bad thing...

- No Interrupts
- No Partial Invincibility when getting up
- If there is a Quest Mode, make it like the real game, and everyone
  would have separate stories, they could use the DVD Disc to put all
  that info on one disc; also, some people could be partners, or even
  more than just one or two persons, they could make it just like Tobal
  No. 1 and 2 except make it even better
- More Mini-Games
- More Characters (keep everyone in Ehrgeiz and add more characters)
- If they had to have Interrupts, then make it something like this:
  it would depend on how much Special Gauge you and your opponent have,
  how much HP you and your opponent have, what attack(s) your opponent
  is doing, and other stuff. The more Special Gauge your opponent has,
  the less likely the Interrupt is to work against your opponent; the
  same would apply if you had a low Special Gauge. Also, depending on
  what attack(s), you may or may not be able to Interrupt it, but
  instead, you would have something that could Interrupt at times if an
  Interrupt could not be done even though it was done correctly, the
  replacement would be an Interrupt Block, in other words, just a normal
  blocking of the attack, but sometimes the Interrupt Block would also
  not work. Also, if the Interrupt or Interrupt Block wouldn't work, you
  would get hit by the attack(s), but damage would be reduced by half
  from that one attack. Call that the..."Half Damage" or something like
  that. So far, there would be an "Interrupt," "Interrupt Block," and
  "Half Damage." That's quite some good stuff. If you had low energy or
  your opponent had more energy, it would be less likely for the
  Interrupt to work. There would be many factors determining if an
  Interrupt, Interrupt Block, or Half Damage would occur. The above also
  applies to Blade Catches, except there is only Blade Catch or Half
  Damage for that.
- And some other stuff; I really think the above is really good and
  would make Ehrgeiz 2 even better
Unpublished Work Copyright (c) 1999 Dan GC

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