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Guide and Walkthrough by CyricZ

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 02/11/2020
FAQ of the Month Winner: September 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. FAQ
  3. The Basics
    1. Basic Controls
    2. Menus
    3. Hints and Tips
  4. Exploring Japan
    1. Kamurocho, Tokyo
    2. Downtown Ryukyu
    3. Important Characters
    4. Glossary of Terms
  5. Combat and Abilities
    1. Basic Combat
    2. Abilities and Upgrading
  6. Walkthrough
    1. Chapter 1: New Beginnings
    2. Chapter 2: The Ryudo Encounter
    3. Chapter 3: Power Struggle
    4. Chapter 4: The Man in the Sketch
    5. Chapter 5: The Curtain Rises
    6. Chapter 6: Gameplan
    7. Chapter 7: Mad Dog
    8. Chapter 8: Conspirators
    9. Chapter 9: The Plot
    10. Chapter 10: Unfinished Business
    11. Chapter 11: Crisis
    12. Chapter 12: The End of Ambition
  7. Substories
    1. Chapter 3 Substories
    2. Chapter 4 Substories
    3. Chapter 5 Substories
    4. Chapter 6 Substories
    5. Chapter 7 Substories
    6. Chapter 9 Substories
    7. Chapter 10 Substories
    8. Chapter 12 Substories
  8. Hostesses
    1. Rin Sasaba - Shine
    2. Kana Momonogi - Shine
    3. Ranko Yazuki - Shine
    4. Miyu Shiraboshi - Jewel
    5. Shiori Nagamori - Jewel
    6. Yui Hatano - Jewel
    7. Mika Tsuchiya - Flawless
    8. Nao Kaneshiro - Flawless
    9. Saya Unten - Flawless
    10. Reimi Hanayama - Shine
  9. Hostess Maker Substory
    1. Fashionista Trophy
  10. City Exploration
    1. Locker Keys - Kamurocho
    2. Locker Keys - Ryukyu
    3. Hitman Missions
    4. Coliseum
    5. Haruka's Trust
  11. Training Masters
    1. Yonashiro's Training
    2. Komaki's Training
    3. Revelations
    4. Minamida and the IF7
    5. Mack's Running Training
  12. Gambling Games
    1. Blackjack
    2. Cee-lo
    3. Cho-han
    4. Koi-koi
    5. Oicho-kabu
    6. Poker
    7. Roulette
  13. Minigames
    1. Aroma Massage
    2. Batting Center
    3. Bowling
    4. Boxcelios
    5. Darts
    6. Fishing
    7. Golf
    8. Karaoke
    9. Mahjong
    10. Pool
    11. Shogi
    12. UFO Catcher
  14. Heat Actions
  15. Items
    1. Recovery
    2. Weapons
    3. Gear and Accessories
    4. Modding and Materials
  16. Completion
    1. Completion Rewards
    2. Premium New Game/Adventure
    3. X-Tiger, the House of Extras
    4. Ultimate Match
    5. Trophies
  17. Standard Guide Stuff

Substories

A source of much enjoyment in the Yakuza series, Substories are basically "mini-drama" sidequests where you get approached by a member of the populace and asked to solve their problem. Typically you'll have to walk to some different place to progress the substory and once there you either beat someone up or talk to someone. Once you complete the substory, you'll usually get some kind of reward.

In Yakuza 3, there are two "levels" of completion to substories. If you complete with the best possible outcome, you'll get a star next to the substory in your menu. If you completed it but did not get the best possible outcome, you'll get a checkmark. For the basic sense of completion, they're both the same. You are not required to get the best outcome to get 100% completion in this game. All you miss out on is possibly a better reward from the substory. Also the shame. So much shame.

There are 119 substories in this game. I've ordered the list below according to how they appear in the Completion list, which is not numbered, so if you compare lists, look for stuff in my list that's not on yours, then click to be taken to that substory in the guide.

  1. Date's Pride
  2. Two Fathers
  3. Hometown Girl
  4. Dotting the Eye
  5. Early Honeymoon
  6. They Never Learn
  7. Silver Screen Dragon
  8. The Comforting Yakuza
  9. Murder at Café Alps
  10. Another Stardust
  11. The Seven Mysteries of Ryukyu 1
  12. The Seven Mysteries of Ryukyu 2
  13. The Seven Mysteries of Ryukyu 3
  14. The Seven Mysteries of Ryukyu 4
  15. The Seven Mysteries of Ryukyu 5
  16. The Seven Mysteries of Ryukyu 6
  17. The Seven Mysteries of Ryukyu 7
  18. Instant Ramen Takes Time
  19. Yamashita Treasure Hunt
  20. Bottled Love
  21. A Boy and his Balloon
  22. Rough Draft
  23. Il in Theater Square
  24. Shisa Shakedown
  25. Nonstop Stalkers
  26. Kiryu the Collector
  27. The Hustler's Challenge
  28. Talking About Me?
  29. Manga Mania
  30. Rookie's Dilemma
  31. Fast Food for the Heart
  32. Out of His League
  33. Robbing the Orphanage
  34. Reckoning
  35. Mr. Try and Hit Me Again
  36. Mr. Try and Flee Me
  37. Mr. Try and Catch Me
  38. Morning Glory Hide-and-Seek
  39. The Old Man's Memories
  40. Suspicious Spouses
  41. Catch Those Shoplifters!
  42. Temptation
  43. Sea Bream Strongarm
  44. Bag That Snatcher
  45. The Iriomote Incident
  46. Mikio's Munchathon
  47. Hit-and-Stop
  48. Hor D'oeuvres
  49. Appetizer
  50. Main Course
  51. Dessert
  52. Under the Table
  53. Bullseye of Love
  54. Riled Riders
  55. I Want to Go to Tokyo 1
  56. I Want to Go to Tokyo 2
  57. I Want to Go to Tokyo 3
  58. Barking up the Wrong Tree
  59. Ghosts from the Past
  60. Lost and Found
  61. The Distiller's Treasure
  62. Return to the Dragon Palace
  63. Missed Caller
  64. The Tuna Fund
  65. Chic Snatcher
  66. Walking the Plank
  67. Chumming the Waters
  68. Thrown to the Loan Sharks
  69. The Con Menace
  70. The Con Wars
  71. Revenge of the Con Men
  72. A New Con
  73. Mars Fighters in Tokyo
  74. Bargain Sale
  75. The Returnee
  76. Disconnected
  77. Stealing from the Dragon's Hoard
  78. Anything for Grandma's Love
  79. Lasagna at Large
  80. Your Fortunes Told Here
  81. Watch Out for Renovations
  82. A Lost Key
  83. Death Bowler
  84. Last Month's Winner
  85. Kiryu the Pickpocket!?
  86. A Melting Heart
  87. As the Rose Balsam Blooms
  88. Presidential Golfer
  89. Water Purifiers
  90. Ramen No. 1 Star
  91. Queen of Kamurocho
  92. Convenient Robbery
  93. Deliver Race
  94. High-Tech Peeping Tom
  95. Bouncers Needed
  96. The First Bouncer
  97. The Second Bouncer
  98. The Third Bouncer
  99. The Fourth Bouncer
  100. The Fifth Bouncer
  101. New Dog, New Tricks: Sit
  102. New Dog, New Tricks: Turn Around
  103. New Dog, New Tricks: Fetch
  104. Let's Learn English 1
  105. Let's Learn English 2
  106. Let's Learn English 3
  107. Let's Learn English 4
  108. Amon
  109. Straight to the Top!
  110. Reimi Betrayed
  111. Rin in Trouble
  112. Kana and Her Dog
  113. Ranko's Worry
  114. Miyu and Her Son
  115. Shiori's Stalker
  116. Yui and Adam
  117. Mika's Family
  118. Nao and the Crooks
  119. Saya in Peril
CyricZ started writing to get all the thoughts in his head about video games onto paper and it got out of hand.

If you're looking for other guides by him, you can search the Yakuza series or the LEGO series on GameFAQs.