Beat the game with the Best ending to unlock Hard difficulty, Boss Rush Courses 2 and 3, Richiter and Sisters mode, Sound mode, and New Game .
Beat the game on Hard difficulty to unlock a permanent 50 Luck bonus.
Old Axe Armor:
To unlock the ability to play as an Old Axe Armor, kill 1,000 Old Axe Armors and beat the game. Then, start a new game.
Unlock the following bonuses by performing the corresponding tasks:
BONUS – HOW TO UNLOCK
Konami Man and 50 Strength – Beat the game on Hard difficulty with Level 1 Cap
Magus Ring (regenerates magic points faster) – Beat all of Wind’s quests
Twin Bee and 50 Intelligence – Beat the game on Hard difficulty with Level 25 Cap
Vic Viper and 50 Luck – Beat the game on Hard difficulty with Level 50 Cap
Fully Powered Vampire Killer:
To fully power-up the Vampire Killer, use the Sanctuary spell on Stella and Loretta when you fight them. The sisters will no longer be evil, and will offer to unlock the Vampire Killer’s full potential. Speak to them to start an optional Boss battle. Win the battle to fully power-up the Vampire Killer.
Boss Rush mode bonuses:
Unlock the following bonuses by beating the corresponding course within the specified time in Boss Rush mode:
BONUS – HOW TO UNLOCK
Astral Ring – Beat Course 1 in under one minute.
Illusion Fist – Beat Course 2 in under five minutes.
Invisible Cape – Beat Course 1 in under three minutes.
Record 1 – Beat Course 2 in under three minutes.
Record 2 – Beat Course 3 in under three minutes.
Scout Armor – Beat Course 3 in under five minutes.
To easily gain SP, you must be able to access the 13th Street portrait, have the Undead Killer, and a lot of tonics. Go to 13th Street and use the warp to the second warp room. Walk out the room, and jump up on the platforms and into the next room. There will be three Red Axe Armors walking back and forth. Use your sub-weapon, and make sure it makes contact with all three Red Axe Armors. Then, equip the Undead Killer and kill the three Red Axe Armors. You will then get 12 SP for each Red Axe Armor.
Hidden Vincent dialogue:
To hear a hidden Dialogue from Vicent the shopkeeper, play as Charlotte and stand in front of him while holding up until he begins speaking.
To toggle the dialogue from English to Japanese, at the main menu, while holding L press A.
Duplicate quest rewards:
To earn the same quest reward more than once, beat a quest and then talk to Wind to display the quest menu. Press A, A, and when you hear the reward chime, press Start to exit. You will have the quest reward and the quest will display as uncompleted in the list. Complete the quest again to get the reward again. Repeat as desired.
Start with full map:
To start a game with a fully completed map with Old Axe Armor, Richter, or Sisters, beat the game with Jonathan. Select, the New Game bat icon located on your cleared game file with Jonathan. At the Normal or Hard difficulty screen, press B to cancel and go back. Go to any blank file and start a new game with Old Axe Armor, Richter, or Sisters with a fully completed map.
To make Vincent offer you a birthday cake for 3,000, change your birthday in the DS system settings to the current date.
Alternate Vincent credits:
To unlock an alternate portrait of Vincent during the ending credits, successfully complete the game under the hard difficulty setting.
During the fight against Legion, become Charlotte and use the Ice Needle spell. It should take around two to four fully-charged Ice Needle spells to take out a section. Use the Volcano Duel Crush, if you have it, to take out Legion from the top platform.
-First, make sure you have the maximum amount of potions and tonics before you fight Dagon. Reserve your MP for the team attack and use the Holy Lightning skill whenever you can, then pull back your partner so your MP doesn’t decrease. Dagon also has a habit of sucking up all the water.?
-In the Forest of Doom, the following strategy is an easy way to defeat Dagon. First, use Jonathan only since Charlotte will only hinder you and lower your MP whenever she gets hit. Swim-jump to the surface and start dive-kicking Dagon’s head. The first kick will bounce you up and give you a second chance to kick him, so keep kicking him when you can. Coordinate the jumps if you are ahead of the water. Also, be careful with the buoys Dagon drops. If you get hit and fall to the floor, use the Holy Lightning attack and immediately jump back to the surface. When Dagon starts sucking water, take the opportunity to dive-kick him as fast as you can since your kicks won’t be slowed down by water. Remain above his head most of the time to will defeat him easily while suffering minimal damage.
Every boss, including Death and the vampire twins, usually use power hits when you’re cornered or stuck somewhere. Be sure to equip your characters with powerful items and weapons. Also, your Attack, Strength, Defense, and Luck are vital when dealing with powerful enemies. For certain enemies and Bosses, control Charlotte for long range attacks while Jonathan deals close range attacks.
Jonathan stat boost:
Select Charlotte and equip her with the Str, Luck, Mind, Con, Int or All Boost. Then, call Jonathan as your teammate. Use a fully-charged boost with Charlotte, then become Jonathan and send Charlotte out (press A if your commands are set to the default). Jonathan will keep? the Boost ( 600 instead of the smaller boost ( 30). Use this trick when Charlotte is not strong enough to kill a monster or when looking for rare items, such as the? Medusa Whip, Eye Of Decay, or Summon Medusa spell.
The following strategy is useful after unlocking the Nest of Evil portrait. There is a save point near the last room of the final area. Return to the surface and restock on potions, high potions, tonics, and high tonics. Afterwards, go back to the Nest of Evil and go to the last save point using the teleport stones. Before saving, unequip everything off of both Jonathan and Charlotte. The last Boss of this portrait is the infamous Doppleganger, who takes on the form of either Jonathan or Charlotte. The Doppleganger will have the same equipment, weapon, and skill of either character it mimics once you enter the room. After entering the room, re-equip your characters with the strongest equipment, weapon, skill, and team skill available. You will be able to take out the Doppleganger easily. After the fight, you will receive the last team skill on the skill list.
-Take advantage of a glitch with one weapon that allows you to attack the Doppelganger without being hit back. First, equip the Illusion Fist weapon to Jonathan (obtained after completing Boss Rush Course 2 within five minutes). Give Charlotte the Encyclopedia weapon and Berserker spell. Don’t equip any armor on either character. When the fight begins, backdash against the wall and call Charlotte to use Berserker, which doubles your now-unceasing attack. If you are fighting Jonathan, he won’t attack you back.? If you’re fighting Charlotte, switch to the Kaiser Knuckles weapon for Jonathan and Charlotte won’t hit you. This is a great strategy, especially when you want quick SP.
Easy experience hint:
Find a place bat spawn point while Charlotte is your sidekick. She will attack the bats while you do nothing. Connect your AC power cable to your DS and allow the game to idle for a while to gain levels easily. Do this as many times as desired, preferably near a save point.
Easy SP hints:
First, make sure you can access the 13th Street portrait, have the Undead Killer, and have plenty of tonics. Head to 13th Street and use the warp to the second warp room. Exit the room and jump up on the platforms and into the next room. Use your subweapon (Knife, Javelin, Bible etc.) on the three Red Axe Armors, making sure your subweapon makes contact with all three Red Axe Armors. Then, equip the Undead Killer and destroy the three Red Axe Armors. You will receive 12 SP for each Red Axe Armor, giving you a total of 36 SP.
-Use the following hint to easily max out Jonathan’s sub-weapons. The Doppleganger in the Nest of Evil has 2,000 HP while also having 99 SP (the highest available). Before the fight, unequip all your armor and weapons. Then, enter the room and your enemy will have little or no defense against you. Once inside, quickly re-equip the sub-weapon you wish to build up. Once the Doppleganger is dead, leave the Nest Of Evil and repeat. Note: if you have the Master Ring, the 99 SP is doubled to 198. Two rings will net you 396 SP from one enemy.
Drinks from Skull Bartender:
In the City of Haze, in the room across from the Bakery, there is a room with the Skull Bartender. Instead of killing him, stand at the end of the bar for a few seconds until he mixes a drink and slides it at you. The following is a list of all the drinks followed by their effects:
DRINK – EFFECT
Tall Red Glass: Curse
Tall Green Glass: Poison
Tall Blue Glass: Heals you for 999
Short Orange Glass: Petrify
Short Blue Glass: Damage (exact amount unknown). For example, you will take 150 damage on Axe Armor at level 20.
Go to the portrait that looks like a school (the one that you must complete to kill Brauner). There is a room that contains two witches that throw “Energy Light” spells. There is also a skeleton in the background. Exit and re-enter the room several times to see the skeleton covered in organs.
Hard mode game level glitch:
Start a new game with a copied cleared saved game file. When the game begins and Vincent appears, turn off the game as soon as you see him. Turn the game back on and select the same file. It should now appear as hard max lvl 1, 25,or 50; depending on which one you picked. Your level on that file will now be the same level as the one in which you completed the game with. You will also have all your items, map that were discovered, and? quests you previously completed. You will even start at the same location you last saved. Note: This doesn?t help you get the bonus item(s) that are normally unlocked by competing Hard mode.
-In the “Equip” sub-menu, where characters’ names are displayed, Charlotte’s name is misspelled as “Charotte”. The manual lists her name as “Charlotte”. You can also hear Jonathan shout “Charlotte!” during game play.
-After getting the Samurai Leggings on 13th Street, go to the “Equip” menu where the item names are displayed. Notice that the word “Leggings” is misspelled as “Leggngs” with the “I” missing.
-After unlocking Richter and Sisters modes, go to a blank file to start a new game. In the “Select A Character” screen, notice that “Richter” is misspelled as “Richiter”.
-There is an armor in the game called “Platinum Leggings” that is misspelled as “Platinum Lggns”.