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Guide and Walkthrough by CyricZ

Version: 1.4 | Updated: 02/22/2021
FAQ of the Month Winner: March 2017

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. FAQ
    1. Notes on Missable Trophies
  3. The Basics
    1. Basic Controls
    2. Menus
    3. Hints & Tips
  4. Exploring Japan
    1. Common Attractions
    2. Kamurocho, Tokyo
    3. Sotenbori, Osaka
    4. Important Characters
    5. Glossary of Terms
  5. Combat and Abilities
    1. Basic Combat
    2. Mr. Shakedown
    3. Upgrading
    4. Kazuma Kiryu: Brawler Style
    5. Kazuma Kiryu: Rush Style
    6. Kazuma Kiryu: Beast Style
    7. Kazuma Kiryu: Legend Style
    8. Goro Majima: Thug Style
    9. Goro Majima: Slugger Style
    10. Goro Majima: Breaker Style
    11. Goro Majima: Legend Style
  6. Story Walkthrough
    1. Chapter 1: Bound By Oath
    2. Chapter 2: The Real Estate Broker in the Shadows
    3. Chapter 3: A Gilded Cage
    4. Chapter 4: Proof of Resolve
    5. Chapter 5: An Honest Living
    6. Chapter 6: The Yakuza Way
    7. Chapter 7: A Dark Escape
    8. Chapter 8: Tug of War
    9. Chapter 9: Ensnared
    10. Chapter 10: A Man's Worth
    11. Chapter 11: A Murky Riverbed
    12. Chapter 12: Den of Desires
    13. Chapter 13: Crime and Punishment
    14. Chapter 14: Unwavering Bonds
    15. Chapter 15: Scattered Light
    16. Chapter 16: The Proof of Love
    17. Finale: Black and White
  7. Real Estate Royale
    1. Basics of Real Estate
    2. Your Staff
    3. Properties
    4. Challenges of Running a Business
    5. The Five Billionaires
  8. Cabaret Club Czar
    1. Basics of a Cabaret Club
    2. The Hostess Brigade
    3. Grooming your Platinums
    4. Business Partners
    5. Rival Battles with the Five Stars
  9. Substories
    1. Overview
    2. Chapter 2 Substories
    3. Chapter 3 Substories
    4. Chapter 4 Substories
    5. Chapter 5 Substories
    6. Chapter 6 Substories
    7. Chapter 7 Substories
    8. Chapter 8 Substories
    9. Chapter 10 Substories
    10. Finale Substories
  10. Masters
    1. Bacchus
    2. Kamoji
    3. Miss Tatsu
    4. Sometaro Komeki
    5. Fei Hu
    6. Areshi
  11. City Exploration
    1. Telephone Cards
    2. Video Clips
    3. Dream Machines
    4. Coliseum
  12. Arcade Games
    1. Fantasy Zone
    2. Out Run
    3. Space Harrier
    4. Super Hang-On
    5. UFO Catcher
  13. Gambling Games
    1. Baccarat
    2. Blackjack
    3. Cee-lo
    4. Cho-han
    5. Koi-koi
    6. Oicho-kabu
    7. Poker
    8. Roulette
  14. Minigames
    1. Batting Center
    2. Bowling
    3. Catfights
    4. Darts
    5. Disco
    6. Fishing
    7. Karaoke
    8. Mahjong
    9. Pocket Circuit
    10. Pool
    11. Shogi
    12. Telephone Club
  15. Heat Actions
  16. Dragon & Tiger
    1. Destinations
    2. Agents
    3. Recipes
    4. Parts
  17. Items
    1. Recovery
    2. Equipment
    3. Other
    4. Pocket Circuit Components
  18. Completion List
    1. Completion Metrics
    2. Completion Points and the Shrine/Temple
    3. DLC
    4. New Game + and Premium Adventure
    5. Climax Battles
    6. Trophies
  19. Standard Guide Stuff
    1. Legal
    2. E-mail Guidelines
    3. Credits
    4. Version History
    5. The Final Word

City Exploration

Telephone Cards

In the distant future, this will be a place for Locker Keys, but in 1988, you're searching all the corners of the city for telephone cards. From a real life perspective, these are just prepaid phone cards to use when making calls, and Japan has a habit of putting just about anything and anyone on phone cards to advertise. In this game, you're collecting these cards with pretty ladies on them for the sole purpose of showing them off to a collector.

Cards will not appear in the game until in Chapter 2 after Kiryu spends the night in his apartment. For Majima, he has to meet Fei Hu in Chapter 3 and learn the Slugger Style for them to appear. Also, you won't be able to find all cards immediately. For each card set, you'll only be able to collect the Type A card first, and afterwards the Type B card of that set will appear, and then Type C. In this way, you'll have to scour the city multiple times to find every card if you're doing it the hard way.

To make it easier on yourself, purchase and equip the Card Watcher accessory from the Shrine/Temple using Completion Points. It will ding at you as you close in on a card, and ding faster when you're on top of it. Alternatively, you can just refer to my maps and list I have down here.

The collector in Kamurocho appears in Pink Alley, northwest of Shoten. The collector in Sotenbori appears in the northeast corner of the district, next to Magutako. Collectors will only accept full sets of three, and for every set you turn in to a collector, you'll get five million yen. You don't get anything special for showing all of them to either of them. They'll let you know you've found them all, but it's still only five million throughout, so don't think this is a necessary aspect of the hunt.

Kamurocho Cards

From the moment they're scattered, you can find thirty-six of these cards. Once you get access to the Sugita Building in Chapter 5, then you can find Erika's set of three more, leaving six, two for three girls. In Chapter 10, when you get entry into West Park, you'll find two in there, and then two more as the third card for those sets. Lastly, at the end of Chapter 10, you'll be able to get into Little Asia where the last two cards are.

ModelTypeLocation
Chika ArimuraAInside the Pocket Circuit Stadium, beneath the flag near Pocket Circuit Fighter.
BFrom the entrance to Fuji Soba, walk a few steps northeast and look in the nearby pile of trash by the side of the street.
CBehind Shellac (the east side), just next to a storm drain.
Haruki SatoAThis is in the Kamuro Shopping Area. Enter from the east side, then head north until the alley bends northwest. The card will be on the table to your left.
BAt the Pier, on the left side of the water among some garbage.
CAt the corner of Taihei Boulevard and Theater Square Alley, on the south side next to a cardboard box.
Ayaka TomodaATravel south from Kotobuki Drugs down Pink St. Soon after you pass Nakamichi Alley on your right, you'll find this card behind a red car.
BLook immediately to the left of the entrance to Mach Bowl. You'll see this on a cardboard box.
CAt the Pier, in the northeast corner behind some trailers.
Riku MinatoAFrom the save point on the east end of Senryo Ave. (southeast corner) go west along the bike rack. You'll find it about halfway along.
BHead north from the Yoshida Batting Center. Look up for a yellow hotel sign above you. The card is in the nearby alcove.
CA few steps southwest of the Card Collector guy in Pink Alley, in a little gap between buildings.
Marina ShiraishiANext to the phone booth east of the Maharaja.
BOn the block of buildings west of Vincent are five buildings along the north side. This one is in front of the second building from the west. Fans of the Yakuza series will recognize this as the Hot Springs.
CWest of the Hotel District Taxi Stand is a barred gate. This is right in front of that gate.
Riona MinamiAFrom the save point southwest of the Kamuro Shopping Area, look to the southwest and spot this near a red bicycle's front tire.
BIn Orchid Palace Mahjong, at the back wall.
CThis is in the little park in the northeast corner of the map, near the taxi stand.
Ayu SakuraiAIn the Yoshida Batting Center, between the video games on the right side.
BImmediately south of the Save Point at the east end of Shichifuku St.
CNorth from Maharaja is a little alcove with a car in it on your left. This is next to the car.
Erika KitagawaAInside the Sugita Building office once you get access to it.
BOn the east side of Theater Square. From the red car parked on the east side, go a little southeast into an alcove to find this.
CFrom Ebisu Pawn, go west, then north up the little alley to see this on the right.
Luka KanaeAInside Vincent on the table next to the stove.
BFrom Pocket Circuit Stadium, go west past a little cafe to a store with some little red stools in front of it. The card is right there.
CFrom the entrance of Shoten, go north two shops (past the one with a green sign) and you'll find this in a tiny gap between buildings.
Emiri OkazakiAInside the SEGA HI-TECH LAND at Theater Square, near the small garbage pails in the back.
BFound in Little Asia near the north exit. You can't get this until late in Chapter 10.
CFound in Little Asia, just south of the Save Point next to some garbage cans.
Reika AibaAFrom Earth Angel's door, go a little southwest to the little alleyway to find this on the ground.
BOnce you get access to West Park, go from the entrance a litte east, then turn north. About halfway up the path, search on the right. You should see this just beyond the railing.
CSouth of the Poppo on Showa St., near the stairs down underground.
MaikaAInside Mach Bowl, near the restrooms in the back.
BJust north of the Theater Square Save Point, next to a box with some trash in it.
CNortheast of the entrance to the Shrine, on top of a pile of garbage.
Nanase OtohaAStart from the east entrance of the Kamuro Shopping Area. Head south down Pink St. about five or six steps. On your right near stairs leading into a business is the card on the ground.
BOnce you can enter West Park, you'll find this right next to the Save Point.
CGo south from the Shrine, then east at the T-junction. The card is right next to a lamppost at the corner.
Miku AbenoAInside Earth Angel, beneath the hanging TV.
BOn the northwest point of Theater Square is a club with a sign that says "debolah". This is just to the right of the entrance.
CSouthwest of the Save Point in Pink Alley (near Tengokuken).
Miho TonoAIn Public Park 3 in Tenkaichi Alley, under the bench near the save point.
BFrom Gandhara, walk south until you see a tiny alley off to your right. The card's lying there.
CIn the Kamuro Shopping Area, near the south end of the wider street, next to a garbage can.

Sotenbori Cards

From the moment they're scattered, you can find 44 out of 45. The only one you'll have to wait to find is Ai Uehara's third card, which is in the Bed of Styx Coliseum, which you can't access until Chapter 11.

ModelTypeLocation
Mana SakuraAFrom the northwest Save Point, go slightly into the alley to the west to find this in a corner.
BOn the Iwao Bridge, in the very center on the east side.
CGo north of Club Odyssey, and check near the red vertical flag on your left.
Ai UeharaAJust south of the northeast Save Point, tucked in an alcove.
BIn the alley south of Utahime, in a corner next to two bikes.
CIn the Bed of Styx, next to the left-hand pillar (facing the ring).
Hibiki OtsukiAIn the southwest part of the district is a building with a back alley. This is in the southwest corner of the alley.
BIn the S-shaped alley south of the Casino, near some garbage cans.
CSouth of Gandhara, between a motor scooter and a potted plant.
Saki HatsumiAIn the Casino, right next to the door.
BWest of Gandhara is a place called "Hotel Travis". Walk southwest from its entrance to find this behind a pole.
CAt the southwest corner of Bishamon Bridge, next to a red flag.
Kotomi AsakuraAFrom the entrance to SEGA HI-TECH LAND, go southeast to a pair of blue benches. This one's under the southern one.
BSouth of Mahjong Jambalaya is a building that has a back alley going around it. This is on the east side of that building, south of some bikes and beneath a grafittied poster of some guy.
CJust around the left side of the Magutako kiosk.
Kokoa AisuAFrom the southwestern Save Point, walk east to the other side of the street.
BShortly north of the Temple area is a rectangular street sign on the ground. The card is behind the sign.
CFrom the Save Point on the east side of the Bunzaemon Mall, go a few steps east to find this one.
Nozomi HazukiARight next to the metal stairs to Majima's Apartment.
BFrom the Save Point east of Ashitaba Park, go a few steps west to find this one.
CIn the northwest corner of the district, next to the Taxi.
Kyoko MakiAIn Utahime Karaoke Bar, next to the potted plant in back.
BFrom the entrance to Mahjong Jambalaya, head a few steps south to a pile of garbage.
CFrom the Save Point east of Ashitaba Park, walk a few steps north to find this behind a pole.
Iori KogawaAOn the stairs from the Bishamon Bridge leading down to the river footpath on the north side.
BThis is in the Bunzaemon Outdoor Mall, on the angled northwest corner behind a pillar.
CSouthwest of the Temple, between a cylindrical tank and a beer crate.
Ai HanedaAFrom the northern center Save Point, walk behind the booth and the wooden sign behind it.
BThis is east of the entrance to the Casino, beneath a blue rectangular sign.
CIn SEGA HI-TECH LAND, to the left of the exit next to some ashcans.
Nao MizukiAIn Ashitaba Park, to the left of a shanty hut along the diagonal side.
BIn the small alley connecting the center of Sotenbori St. to the river footpath, on the east wall near some garbage.
CGo to the right of the stairway leading into Club Mars (southwest corner of the map) look beneath the stairs.
Yuki NatsumeAFrom the central Save Point, go west past the notice board to find this on the other side.
BOn the river footpath south of Kani Douraku, on the stairs.
CFrom the northwest Save Point, go south and west into a bathroom. It's just inside.
Rina ItoABeneath the pool table in Shot Bar STIJL.
BIn the Casino, behind the Low-Stakes Blackjack table.
CEast of M Store Shofukucho, behind the railing with a pile of garbage next to it.
Shizuku HasegawaAIn Mahjong Jambalaya, head to the northwest part of the parlor, between the top-left and middle-left tables.
BFrom the entrance of Le Marche, go east until you reach the end of the buildings, then turn north towards the potted plants. This is next to one of the plants.
COn the south side of the river footpath, near the northeast corner of the Don Quijote building.
Riri KuribayashiANear the Casino is an S-shaped alleyway. Exit out the south of that alleyway and go straight south to see this on the ground near a stand-up sign.
BFrom the southern Save Point (next to a taxi), go north several feet, turn to the right and into an alley to find this on the ground tucked into a corner.
CFrom the Temple, head south and west. Keep going west past the alley going south, then search the south wall near a cylindrical tank.
CyricZ started writing to get all the thoughts in his head about video games onto paper and it got out of hand.

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