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Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy

Translation FAQ/Guide Version 0.96

DISCLAIMER: This FAQ is meant for personal use only, it may not be sold or distributed without my express permission. The absolute latest, most up-to-date version of this FAQ will always be available at GoogleDocs; you can also access web versions at my blog, http://www.red-shoulders.blogspot.com and at http://www.gamefaqs.com.

2013 by J.F. Fox


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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION GAME INFORMATION CONTROLS GAMEPLAY TIPS MENU TRANSLATIONS MY SHIP MENU: IN-GAME MENU CHARACTERS & STORY STORY PREMISE CHARACTERS PLOT SUMMARY (SPOILERS!) SKILLS AUTO-SKILLS SUPPORT SKILLS FIELD MAPS YURIA ARCHIPELAGO SIERRA DESERT MADIS GLACIER STORY QUESTS CHAPTER 1: PLANET OUROBOROS CHAPTER 2: HARSH CRY OF THE ANCIENTS' SERVANTS CHAPTER 3: FOLD OUT CHAPTER 4: THE DESERT LAND CHAPTER 5: DESPARATE RESCUE CHAPTER 6: FIRST LIVE CHAPTER 7: HAVAMAL MADNESS CHAPTER 8: SHARON'S REVENGE CHAPTER 9: VOICES ACROSS THE GALAXY HUNTER GUILD QUESTS DAOREN YURIA ARCHIPELAGO () VRLITWHAL CITY - YURIA ARCHIPELAGO () YUE YURIA ARCHIPELAGO () LEOPOLD CITY YURIA ARCHIPELAGO () BOWEN YURIA ARCHIPELAGO () CLEEF TOWN SIERRA DESERT () MORICONEHILL SIERRA DESERT () RAMAD SIERRA DESERT () RAGHBAR SIERRA DESERT () JURGEN SIERRA DESERT () URTHR MADIS GLACIER () VERTHANDI MADIS GLACIER () SKULD MADIS GLACIER () ITEMS CONSUMABLE ITEMS SPECIAL EQUIPMENT 4 5 6 8 11 12 25 26 26 27 29 31 31 33 35 35 36 37 38 38 39 39 40 41 42 43 44 44 45 47 48 51 52 54 56 58 60 62 63 65 67 68 69 69 72 2

DELIVERY QUEST ITEMS BLUEPRINTS SHOP INVENTORIES DAOREN YURIA VRLITWHAL CITY YURIA YUE YURIA LEOPOLD CITY YURIA BOWEN YURIA CLEEF TOWN SIERRA MORICONEHILL - SIERRA RAMAD - SIERRA RAGHBAR - SIERRA URTHR - MADIS VERTHANDI - MADIS SKULD - MADIS SECRETS & EXTRAS NEW GAME PLUS VANQUISH RACES SLATE LOCATIONS LIST TROPHY LIST CUSTOM MUSIC DLC AIRCRAFT MISCELLANY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS UPDATE LOG CREDITS & ACKNOWLEGMENTS

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INTRODUCTION
Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy is a special action-RPG game developed by Studio d'Artdink to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Super Dimensional Fortress Macross' animation, which first aired in October, 1982. Produced by Studio Nue, written by Kawamori Shouji and directed by Ishiguro Noboru, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross is known as one of the all-time classic anime series, and has been profoundly influential on both that medium, as well as Japanese science fiction in general. It is my hope that this translation guide help Macross' small, but dedicated Western fanbase better appreciate that fine legacy by playingand understandingthis fantastic game. As per my usual mantra: I have attempted to assemble all of the information contained herein in as logical, concise and organized a manner as possible. This guide is currently (and perpetually) a work-in-progress, and as such cannot be expected to be a fully complete, infallible resource. Over time, I shall endeavor to help this document evolve into an ever-bigger, ever-better, ever more useful guide. Regardless of its current state, I hope you'll find this guide to be a valuable resource as you play the game. Please bear in mind that this guide is written with the assumption that the reader has at least a passing familiarity with the conventions and vocabulary of both gaming as well as the Macross franchise. So, basically, I won't be explaining terms like rare drop or Valkyrie. As you peruse this guide, you will notice many screenshots of the game. In an attempt to make the various menu translations easier to follow, I have taken the liberty of editing screenshots of the game to replace the Japanese text with English text. It is my hope that these phototranslations will make the translation segments of the guide more accessible, thereby increasing the efficiency and utility of this guide as a reference tool.

Current FAQ/Guide Status: The guide is now virtually 100% complete. Only minor details (cost of X blueprint in Y store) are missing, as well as superfluous information (chapter summaries).

GAME INFORMATION
Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy is a fast-paced action-combat game with heavy RPG elements, which include level-up mechanics, stat upgrades, mech customization, sidequests, etc. It was developed by the hugely talented and experienced Studio Artdink, who have been responsible for a number of fantastic Macross and Gundam games published on the Playstation Portable, Playstation Vita and Playstation 3 gaming consoles over the past decade. This title marks Artdink's fourth Macross themed title on the Playstation 3, but (weirdly) is their first fully realized game on the platform. Macross 30 presents a brand-new story taking place after the events of Macross Frontier, merging the casts (and mecha) of every animated Macross series (other than Macross II) into a fairly elaborate crossover-style story with an original cast. The player assumes the role of SMS test pilot Leon Sakaki after he crash-lands on the mysterious planet Ouroboros.

Release Date Platform Price Rating Publisher Developer

February 28, 2013 (Japan) Sony Playstation 3 8,380 CERO B* Namco Bandai Games Studio Artdink

Note: CERO is the Computer Entertainment Rating Organization, which rates electronic games in Japan using the following scale: CERO A CERO B CERO C CERO D CERO Z Suitable for all ages. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Suitable for ages 15 and up. Suitable for ages 17 and up. Not for children under 18.

CONTROLS
There are three preset control schemes for Macross 30. The first is based on the controls used in Artdink's earlier Macross titles on the Sony PSP; the second is based on third-person shooter controls; and the third is based around the camera-aiming mechanic. You can switch between these three control schemes at any time through the System or Options menus. When using the Options menu, you will notice that there are two types of flight controls available. Normal controls are, unsurprisingly, the default. Real controls allow you to fly your aircraft like a fighter in an Ace Combat gamerolling with horizontal analog stick movement which gives you greater control over your flight path. Unfortunately, selecting Real flight controls also introduces multiple obtrusive HUD elements that are very distracting, so I do not recommend it. Please keep in mind that Macross 30, like most Japanese games, does not invert the default confirm/cancel keys. This means that the circle button is (correctly) linked to the "confirm" command, and the cross button to the "cancel" command. Saving and loading the game, however, uses the same command buttons as the PS3 hardware's region. This means that gamers playing on European and American consoles should be aware that the confirm/cancel buttons will "switch" on them while going through the saving process.

Controls (A) Camera Movement Transform (Fighter) Transform (GERWALK) Right Analog Stick Directional Pad Left Analog Stick Up

Controls (B) Right Analog Stick Left Analog Stick Directional Pad Up

Controls (C) Right Analog Stick Left Analog Stick Directional Pad Up Directional Pad Left/ Right Directional Pad Down R1 R2 Circle Triangle Cross Square L1 L2 R3 L3 Start Select

Left Analog Stick Left/ Directional Pad Left/ Right Right Directional Pad Down R1 Circle L2 Triangle Cross Square L1 R2 R3 L3 Start Select

Transform (Battroid) Left Analog Stick Down Primary Weapon Secondary Weapon Weapon Select Menu Melee Boost Dash Lock-On Guard Center Camera Zoom Camera In-Game Menu Issue Orders Square Circle N/A Triangle Cross N/A R1 L1 R3 N/A Start Select

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to descend. As is the case with other mech combat games from Artdink, you have an SP meter that gradually fills as you take and receive damage; this meter can be depleted to use special moves and attacks. Of the three schemes, I found control scheme C to be the most natural and efficient, though B was also very useful. I would recommend against using control scheme A, as using the directional pad for movement and the analog stick for transformation is very unintuitive.

Action AMS Anti-Missile System Reload Weapon Activate Skill Charged Ranged Attack Charged Melee Attack Charged Boost Activate Support Skill Special Attack

SP Cost Command 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 Guard + Dash Primary Weapon (double-tap) Guard + Weapon Menu Guard + Secondary Weapon Guard + Melee Attack Guard + Boost Triangle + Circle Circle + Cross

Note that I gave the function-name of 1-cost SP actions instead of the buttons because the input commands for 1-cost SP skills will change based on which of the three control schemes you are using. The 2-cost SP skills, however, are activated with the same input command no matter which control scheme you are using.

GAMEPLAY TIPS
Macross 30 may be an action-RPG based on a long-running series of action-combat games, but it also introduces a number of new skill-based mechanics. I'd like to take a moment now to point out some tips for new players to help them better take advantage of these new mechanics, as well as to point out some basic tips to help make your experience with the game less frustrating and more enjoyable. General Tips Remember to manage your inventory! If you have a full stack of any item, you will not be able to acquire any additional items of that type. If your inventory itself is full, you will not be able to receive any additional itemsincluding quest rewards. Save your game at every opportunity! Enemies can re-spawn at random, and/or gang up on you en masse suddenly and unexpectedly. Higher level enemies with special weapons can dish out a lot of damage very quickly, and if you are destroyed you have to start over from whenever it was that you last launched from your ship. Every time you launch from your ship, head to the nearest town and make certain you have a decent stock of recovery items and ammunition boxes for your secondary weapons. Ammunition boxes for your secondary weapons are applied automatically when you run out of ammo; if you don't have any ammo boxes, you won't be able to reload your secondary weapons, and you do not want to suddenly find yourself without any missiles. Don't sell any aircraft parts or quest items! You can only hold 30 items in your inventory at a time, when you fill up, go back to the Gefion and dump everything into storage. Well, okay, I'm exaggerating a bit: you can sell consumable items without worrying, but keep all of those aircraft parts and quest items (E.G. delivery items) or you'll regret it later. Sell your excess items! If you're not going to use certain consumable items, don't just toss them in the item box, sell them! Later in the game, when you're building rank II and rank III aircraft, sell your low-value parts, too. If none of the aircraft you're building require less than 100 total points, all of those parts you've got with a point value of 3 or less are kind of useless. Sell them! They'll provide a value stream of extra income that you'll need to purchase all of those new game plus blueprints.

Combat Tips In Battroid and GERWALK modes, locks tend to slip off enemies, requiring you to actively aim. This third-person shooter mechanic allows for skill-based gameplaynot only do you have to lead the target to score hits (aim where the enemy aircraft will be, not where it is)and mechanics. If you score hits in the central body of an enemy aircraft, you will do extra damage (critical hit); if you score hits on the cockpit/head of an enemy aircraft, you will do even more extra damage (headshot). Most aircraft have two types of missiles: multi-lock (usually assigned to Sub-1) and rapidfire (usually assigned to sub-2). Multi-lock missiles are (obviously) best for taking out multiple targets simultaneously, but because the missiles eject away from the aircraft before they ignite, they are not well suited for use while in Fighter mode. (When used in Fighter mode, they tend to over-shoot the target and miss). It is, therefore, best to use multi-lock missiles in Battroid and GERWALK modes, and save rapid-fire missiles for Fighter mode. While in Fighter mode, your primary weapon will automatically lead the target provided you are pointed directly at it, more or less. This makes strafing a very viable tactic. While in Fighter mode, dashing causes your aircraft to roll to in the direction you hold the analog stick. This is very useful for breaking, as well as avoiding enemy weapons fire. Also keep in mind that for situations where you cannot avoid incoming fire, you can use your AMS (Anti-Missile System) to shoot down incoming missiles (Guard + Dash). Damage effects two separate variables on enemy aircraft: permanent damage and momentary damage. This means that if you do not completely destroy an enemy quickly, it will slowly regenerate a portion of its HP. For larger enemies that regenerate HP quickly, try alternating between primary and secondary weapons while reloading (thus maintaining a constant stream of fire) to stall this process. When enemy aircraft explode in proximity to the player, you are awarded tuning points (TP) and experience, regardless of whether or not you destroyed the enemy yourself. Destroyed enemies also drop items in the form of glowing orbs: yellow orbs are money, purple orbs are items. Choose aircraft with versatile armamentsif all you've got are missiles, all you've got are missiles. Multi-lock missiles are great for taking out large numbers of enemy aircraft; single-lock (or burst) missiles are great for taking out enemy ace aircraft... but aircraft aren't your only enemies! Stocking up on some reaction weapons can be very useful, as they can deal a lot more damage to enemy warships than standard missiles, and can even be extremely effective in dungeons where enemies tend to get clumped together. A few reaction missiles can mean the difference between victory or defeat.

Tuning Tips Though you have the option of purchasing tuning points (1,000TP for 1,000G), I would strongly recommend against doing so. I think it's important to get a good feel for an aircraft before deciding which stats and/or weapons you want to upgrade, as well as to get an appreciation for an aircraft's base stats. Use your AI wingmen to grind TP for aircraft you don't like. This is especially useful for optional equipment that requires a massive amount of TP. Early in the game, for instance, you can use Mylene's VF-1 to grind TP for VF-1 strike packs, and get fully tuned packs in half the time, or fully tune two packs at once. Your primary weapons have infinite ammunition, which makes them absolutely essential to your survivability during long-term flights. I would, therefore, recommend tuning the primary weapon(s) before anything else, especially bolstering power, accuracy and projectile speed. Most Valkyries' third secondary weapon (Sub-3) is a head-mounted laser turret. These weapons are not entirely worthless (in fact, they can be very useful) but they are very much a stop-gap measureso don't bother investing any TP into them. You won't get enough of an increase in effectiveness to justify the cost. When you apply tuning points, you extend a yellow bar marking the increased stats. Eventually this bar will turn red. When you reach the red threshold, each additional upgrade will cost more TP. Red tuning is called over-tuning, and should not be done until after you have fully tuned all of the aircraft and weapon stats to their maximum yellow value unless you are specifically setting out to make a specialized build. Some aircraft have multiple primary weapons. Generally speaking, it's better to choose whichever primary weapon suits your play style best, and only tune that weapon.

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MENU TRANSLATIONS
Macross 30 is an open-world style game, so there is no central menu tree to navigate. There are three basic menu clusters you will use as you play the game: the My Ship menu, which serves as your game hub; the In-Game menu; and the Town menu. Each menu is accessed from the field. To view the My Ship menu, you must enter the circular blue field projected underneath your mothership; to view the In-Game menu, you must press the Start button while in the field; to view the Town menu you must land in the blue field of a Town building.

Your ship, the venerable Gefion, is fairly easy and obvious to spot. Towns, however, can sometimes be hidden by terrain, and appear simply as (large) buildings (the actual communities are largely underground). Both project blue fields that you must interact with in order to enter town or land on your carrier. While in blue fields, you can go to the ship (left) or town (right) by pressing Triangle, or save your game by pressing the Select button.

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MY SHIP MENU:

The My Ship menu is actually the bridge of your SMS carrier, the Gefion, and it serves as the central hub of the game. You can manage your aircraft, items and squadron from the Hangar; move your ship to a different field (over-world); view movies, sound files, and loading screen wallpaper, or even peruse through a Macross encyclopedia in the Gallery; save or load your game; or alter your options. Take special note of the general information window in the upper right corner: it displays your (Leon's) level, the total amount of money you have, your current play time and selected difficulty. It also informs you of your current position in the main questthose first two numbers in the photo-translation above, 4-1, indicate that the player is currently in mission 1 of chapter 4. You can launch (exit the Gefion and return to the field) at any time by pressing Start, or buy selecting the Launch option from the menu.

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Hangar Menu:

If the My Ship menu is the heart, the Hangar is the brain. Here you'll find all of the really important stuff. You can manage your characters and aircraft, as well as purchase and apply tuning points from the Flight Deck; you can construct new aircraft in the Mechanic's Room; manage your inventory and item storage in the Item Box; go back to the carrier's bridge (My Ship menu) or takeoff immediately.

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Hangar: Squadron Settings Sub-Menu The Squadron Settings menu should look very familiar to anyone who's played any of Artdink's other Macross or Gundam games. Here, you select and tune your aircraft, choose what optional equipment you want to use (where applicable), select pilot skills and support characters, and (in new game plus) choose your pilot. Note that in your first run-through of the game, you will be restricted to using Leon Sakaki as your pilot.

You can cycle through available aircraft with the directional-pad, and use the shoulder buttons to switch between your two wingmen. Selecting your aircraft (circle button) brings up the tuning menu, where you can apply tuning points to various stats to improve your aircraft's performance. You can cycle through tabs with the shoulder buttons: the first tab is your aircraft proper, while the five remaining tabs are for individual weapons. Note that you can also select color schemes for your aircraft (does not apply to character-specific aircraft, like Ichijo's VF-1J) and purchase additional tuning points, or TP, if you don't have the patience for grinding. The stats you can alter are: HP Determines how many total health points your aircraft has.

Ranged Defense Determines how much damage you take from ranged attacks (missiles, explosions, bullets, beams, etc.). Melee Defense Speed Boost Mobility Radar Range Determines how much damage you take from melee attacks. Determines how fast your aircraft moves normally (does not effect boosting or dashing) Determines the rate at which the boost gauge is consumed while boosting or dashing. Determines aircraft maneuverability, or turning ability. Determines the distance at which your aircraft can lock-on to enemies.

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All of the weapons share the same customization stats, but not all stats will be customizable for all weapons. You cannot, for example, increase the amount of magazine ammunition in a melee attack (makes sense, no?). This means you can apply the above photo-translation of the main weapon tuning panel to the melee attack and secondary weapon tuning panels. Note that tuning the main weapon of an aircraft with multiple main weapons (like the VF-27's variable beam cannon) will effect both modes of fire. The stats you can alter are: Power Accuracy Max Targets Range Reload Speed Magazine Ammo Determines the amount of damage a weapon deals. Determines the accuracy of ranged weapons. Determines the number of enemies multi-lock missiles can lock onto simultaneously. Determines the range at which weapons will lock on to enemies (red reticule). Determines the cooldown length before weapons can be reloaded (does not apply to manually reloading by double-tapping primary attack button). Determines the total number of missiles/bullets per magazine.

Projectile Speed Determines the velocity of missiles, bullets and beams.

The small black input in the lower right of the aircraft selection panel details the aircraft's optional equipment, where applicable. Here, you can select whether or not to use super/strike/ armored/fast packs, and can tune those equipment packs as well (refer to aircraft tuning phototranslation for details).

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In addition, you can select an equipment type, either Type A or Type B for your optional equipment. Type-A equipment will keep the packs equipped even when their HP reaches zero, but you will not be able to use the packs' special SP attacks; Type-B equipment will automatically purge the packs when their HP reaches zero, but will allow you to use their special, more powerful SP attacks.

You have only very limited options when it comes to customizing your pilots and support characters. You can select up to three auto-skills (see Skills Section for details) and determine a growth type. Growth type determines how skill points are allocated upon level-up. Selecting offensive growth type will allocate more points to strength and combat stats, and fewer to defense and speed and so on. The default growth type is Balance, and there's no real reason to change it.

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Hangar: Mechanic's Room Sub Menu

The Mechanic's Room is where you go to construct new aircraft and upgrade older aircraft. Each aircraft has three different ranks: I, II, and III. Rank I aircraft are the initial aircraft, they can be upgraded in rank by obtaining higher-rank blueprints (refer to Items & Shops section for details). Higher-rank aircraft have the same base stats as their rank I versions, but have a greater total TP capacity, and more tuning points can be installed in stats before over-tuning (red-tuning). In the Mechanic's Room, any aircraft whose blueprints you own but have not yet constructed will be grayed out; any aircraft (including unbuilt aircraft) that can be worked on (e.g. upgrading to higher rank) will be outlined in yellow; aircraft that have already been built and cannot be upgraded will be outlined in orange. The upgrading process is essentially a simple mathematical mini-game. Each aircraft will require a certain total point value in all three categories: frame, armor and engine. Each aircraft part you obtain will have a certain point value: you have to combine the parts you've collected to meet the aircraft's requirements, but cannot use more than 50 total parts to do so. The most efficient way to construct aircraft is to try and conserve high-value parts, which means using as many low-value parts as possible to construct an aircraft as possible. This means it's better in the long-run for you to use 50 different parts to meet the requirements for building an aircraft than to use 10. To reiterate

the goal is to construct an aircraft using as many different parts as possible.


Using the correct parts to construct a new aircraft (e.g. VF-1 engine on a VF-1) will yield a bonus. The bonus does not effect aircraft stats or points requirements on the current aircraft: all bonus effects is the total value of points necessary for construction of higher-ranked versions of that aircraft. This means that if you construct a Rank I VF-11B, for example, and use frame parts that yield a bonus, that when you go to build a Rank II or Rank III VF-11B, you will have a slightly lower required Frame value. In a nutshell, that means the bonus yields so little benefit there's little point in going out of your way to use it. Of course, if you don't feel like playing the game, you can always press Triangle and let Aisha automatically determine which parts to use. 17

Hangar: Item Box The Item Box is your storage. You can only keep 30 different items in your inventory at a time, so you'll be using it frequently. Keep in mind you can only access the item box to transfer items in and out of your inventory from the Hangar sub-menu of the My Ship menu. You can, however, buy items to and sell items from the item box while shopping in towns.

Using the storage system is very simple. Your inventory appears in the box to the left of the screen, and the item box inventory appears in the box to the right. You select items to move with the circle button. For stacks of items, you can increase or decrease the quantity by increments of 1 unit by using the directional pad, left or right. You can select the maximum or minimum amount of items by using the directional pad, up or down. Remember: press the select button to sort your items. You should constantly keep your items properly sorted. (Note that you canand also shouldauto-sort your items from the inventory screen in the in-game menu.

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Gallery Menu The gallery is where you'll find all sorts of extras (superfluous content) for the game. Here you can view movies, look at your combat record, browse the Macross Encyclopedia, play various sound files, or look at loading screen wallpaper. The Gallery menu options appear in that order (Movies; Combat Record; Macross Encyclopedia; Sound; Loading Wallpaper). The Movies section contains not just the in-game movies, but a whole host of extra content, including (but not limited to) a brief history of the Macross franchise (narrated by an SD Sheryl Nome) and interviews with voice actors and staff. The Combat Record is the only useful (i.e. practical) aspect of the gallery. The record is divided into three columns: the first column lists out the number of side-quests you have completed (quests that have been completed will have a cyan-colored clear icon attached; quests that are available but have not been completed will be listed; quests that are not available will not be displayedyou'll only see question marks. There are 200 quests total; refer to the Guild Quests section for details); the second column details your best times in the races (There are 30 races total; refer to the Races subsection of the Secrets & Extras section for details); the third and final column depicts basic gameplay information, in the the following order:

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Some of the kanji in the Combat Record was very difficult to read, so please keep in mind that the above translations may not be 100% accurate.

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Options Menu

The options menu is fairly straightforward: the above photo-translation should tell you everything you need to know. For details on different control settings, refer to the Controls subsection of the Introduction section. Don't get too excited about custom audio: it's extremely limited. Basically, you can choose to replace the sound file that plays during support skills... and that's it. You can create up to three pre-set selections of replacement music... but considering the support skill music is the only actually good music in the game, from the actual Macross animations, there's little reason to mess with it. At least so far as I'm concerned.

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TOWN MENU The cities of Ouroboros are almost completely underground; only a a large structure with a hangar mars the surface of the planet to make travel and trade possible. These hangars serve as the central location for the player's interactions with Ouroborosthis is where you go to accept quests and turn-in completed quests for rewards, participate in races, and purchase new items and blueprints.

Please note that in some towns (Yue, Jurgen and Urthr) there will be a third option, after Hunter Guild and before Leave Town, to access the Vanquish Races. When you select that option, you will be brought to the race menu which consists of three options: the first option will take you to the race selection menu; the second will give you an explanation of vanquish races; the third will return you to the Town Menu.

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Shop Sub Menu

Remember, you won't be able to access any items you buy for your storage without actually entering the Gefion (My Ship Menu) and going into the Item Box to retrieve them, so be careful.

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Hunter's Guild Sub Menu

Please keep in mind that you can only have five active quests at any given time. Also, be aware that the tuning points rewarded from quests will be applied to whichever aircraft you're using when you complete the questthis means you can complete a quest with a monstrously overtuned aircraft, and then switch to an unused aircraft to complete the quest to get a bunch of TP to play with right off the bat.

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IN-GAME MENU
The in-game menus consist of five separate menus, and defaults to the third menuthe item screenwhen you open it. For clarity, I will describe the menus in left-to-right, in the order of Status, Quest, Item, Map and then, finally, System. Status menu: this menu depicts the status of your aircraft, specifically. You will see your pilot character at the top of the screen, along with all of his (or her) stats listed. These are the same stats (in the same order) as what appears in the pilot select screen (see hangar menu). The Quest menu displays you active quests (both story and Guild) as well as quests that have not yet been turned in. You can see quest descriptions and clear conditions on the right side of the screen. The Item menu displays all of the items in your inventory. See the Items section for details. Note that some items cannot be used in certain aircraft forms. Hand grenades, for example, can only be used while in Battroid mode. The map is fairly simple. See the Guild Quests section for translations of town names. Towns appear in gold, caves/bases appear in green. Finally: the system screen. The first option here is Retry Mission selecting this will reset your progress to the last time you left the carrier. The middle option is Options, and the third option is Return to Title, which will exit the game. You cannot save from the in-game menu. To save, you must enter a blue field at either a town or your ship and press select, or from within the My Ship menu.

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CHARACTERS & STORY


Macross 30 features an original storyline written by Kodachi Ukyo (who wrote the novelizations for Macross Frontier) with supervision by Macross creator Kawamori Shoji. Set one year after the events of Macross Frontier, players assume the role of SMS test pilot Leon Sakaki as he explores the alien world Ouroboros. Characters from other Macross series, including Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Macross Zero, Macross Plus, Macross Seven and Macross Frontier all play a role in this new story in the Macross saga.

STORY PREMISE
It is the year 2060 A.D.. One year has passed since the Frontier Colonial Fleet's battle with the Vajra ended, and since then the galaxy has been at peace. Leon Sakaki, of the SMS' Sephira branch, is sent to the vicinity of planet Ouroboros on a mission, but is forced to crash-land on the planet after being attacked by an unknown enemy. Leon is rescued by Aisha Blanchett, head of the SMS' Ouroboros branchbut she is unable to recover his prototype VF-25 due to a mysterious phenomenon known as the Ouroboros Aurora. Deciding to work together to solve the mysteries of Ouroboros, Leon and Aisha set out to explore the planet's underground ruins. There, they discover a mysterious sleeping girl. This is the story of what transpires when she awakens. Leon Sakaki, allied with the legendary singers and pilots of the past, must fight not only for the fate of Ouroboros, but for the fate of the galaxy itself.

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CHARACTERS
Leon Sakaki (Macross 30): The main character of Macross 30. A passionate test pilot with exceptional skill and a strong sense of justice. The story opens when he arrives at planet Ouroboros. Voiced by Irino Miyu. Aisha Blanchett (Macross 30): The first heroine of Macross 30, she is a Zentraedi prodigy who was given command of the SMS Ouroboros branch at a young age. She is very positive and has a bright personality, and is primarily focused on studying the ruins that litter Ouroboros' landscape. Voiced by Inoue Marina. Mina Forte (Macross 30): The second heroine of Macross 30, she is a mysterious, amnesiac girl who was discovered sleeping in ancient ruins. The story will unravel as she recovers her memory. Voiced by Chigusa Haruka. Mae Riron (Macross 30): The head of the Ouroboros Hunter Guild, she lives in Vrlitwhal City and is older than she looks. Aisha's best friend, she quickly befriends Leon and frequently aids the Ouroboros SMS with their investigation, sometimes helping personally in her custom YF-27. Ganesu Modora (Macross 30): A bandit leader who dreams of becoming the Bandit King, Ganesu has a crush on Aisha and believes she will reciprocate his feelings if he defeats her in battle. Rod Baltmar (Macross 30): Leon's rival Rod is a N.U.N.S. Pilot assigned to the special task force Hamaval. He has known Leon since they where children, but the two became estranged from one another after a certain incident. Voiced by Miyano Mamoru. Ushio Todo (Macross 30): Commanding officer of the N.U.N.S. Special task force Hamaval, he seems to be conducting an independent investigation in the ruins of Ouroboros.... Voiced by Nakada Joji. Shin Kudo (Macross Zero): A United Nations pilot who fought in the Unification Wars, he became a test pilot for the VF-0 Phoenix prototype Valkyrie. After being shot down over the Mayan Islands by Nora Polyansky and D.D. Ivanov of the Anti-United Nation forces, he established a relationship with the native islandersspecifically the sisters, Mao and Sara Nome. Sara Nome (Macross Zero): A Mayan priestess, Sara sometimes displays supernatural abilities. A pacifist by nature, she resents the inevitable conflict and violence that results from Shin's crash-landing, but nonetheless finds herself drawn toward himforming a love triangle, along with her younger sister, Mao. Mao Nome (Macross Zero): Sara's younger sister, Mao is fascinated by the technology and culture of the outside world. She quickly develops a crush on Shin after he crash-lands on the Mayan Island. Later in life, she will actualize her dreams by becoming the chief scientist of a research fleet after the first Space War. Sheryl Nome is her granddaughter. Nora Polyansky (Macross Zero): An ace pilot of the Anti-United Nations Forces prior to Space War I, she is given command of a squadron of prototype SV-51 variable fighters. D.D. Ivanov (Macross Zero): A former U.N. pilot and aviation instructor who taught Roy Focker, he defected to the Anti-United Nations forces late in the war. D.D., or Daisy, was assigned to Nora's SV-51 squadron and the two became romantically involved.

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Ichijo Hikaru (SDF Macross): A former acrobatic pilot who became the legendary ace pilot of the SDF-1 Macross during the first Space War against the Zentraedi. A friend and protege of Roy Focker, Hikaru became the squadron leader of the infamous Skull Squadron and was responsible for commanding the SDF-1's fighter squadrons. Though his actions in the war made him an iconic figure, he passed into legend in 2016 when he, along with his family and Lynn Minmay, vanished without a trace with the Megaroad-01 Fleet. Lynn Minmay (SDF Macross): The legendary songstress who ended Space War I with her singing, she single-handedly brought culture to the Zentraedi and saved the human race from extinction. Despite living a troubled life, she became a symbol for the new humanity that survived the war and passed into legend in 2016, when she, along with the rest of the Megaroad-01 fleet, disappeared without a trace near the galactic core. Misa Hayase (SDF Macross): Born into a military family, Misa Hayase served as a bridge officer on the SDF-1 Macross during the first Space War. She eventually developed a ramntic relationship with ace pilot Hikaru Ichijo, and the two eventually married and had children, before disappearing along with the rest of the Megaroad-01 fleet without a trace in 2016. Kamjin Kravshera (SDF Macross): A Zentraedi soldier infamous for his brutal tactics, after being transported to Ouroboros, Kamjin establishes his own faction on the planet, allying with Ganesu Modora's bandits, and later forming a tenuous alliance with the Hamaval. Isamu Dyson (Macross Plus): Garudo Goa Bowman (Macross Plus): Myun van Roan (Macross Plus): Sharon Apple (Macross Plus): Nekki Basara (Macross Seven): Mylene Jenius (Macross Seven): Kizaki Gamlin (Macross Seven): Maximilian Jenius (Macross Seven): Millia Jenius (Macross Seven): Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier): Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier): Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier): Ozma Lee (Macross Frontier): Michael Blanc (Macross Frontier): Luca Angeloni (Macross Frontier): Klan-Klan (Macross Frontier): Jeffrey Wilder (Macross Frontier): Brera (Macross Frontier): Grace O'Connor (Macross Frontier):

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PLOT SUMMARY (SPOILERS!)


Chapter 1: Planet Ouroboros Begins with Leon waking up in a room where he's being nursed back to health. After meeting Aisha in said room, he finds out that she is the head officer of the S.M.S. branch on Ouroboros. After doing a quick confirmation that his delivery mission was successful whatever it was in the remains of the VF-25 he was in, or could have been the VF-25 itself. Leon asks for a plane with a fold unit so he can return to Seifira, which Aisha regrets she can't because of her mentioning that some weird 'aurora' around Ouroboros prevents fold technology from working. Also mentions that possible even ships with fold technology would not be able to work either. After finding out that he would be stuck there for who knows how long, a year at worst it seems, Leon decides to help Aisha out with the day to day operations around Ouroboros as well as obtaining a Hunter License in order to do various jobs on the planet. Small details included that Aisha is a master mechanic and a mecha otaku, she has her own personal customized VF-19. Leon is technically unsatisfied with being left with a replica VF-0D that initially couldn't even transform out of Battleroid Mode. When Leon first met Aisha, his initial comments about Aisha tells the player that Leon hasn't really met a Zentraedi woman before. It's hinted early that Aisha has already taken a liking to Leon and she loves to randomly tease him every so often. Being supported every so often by Aisha, he gets into the groove of things on the planet. During this period, Leon learns that there are others on the planet as well usually referred generally as bandits, which encompass pirates, and the sort. After a battle with some bandits, some time afterwards the bandits' leader comes to take revenge and during the battle, Leon suffers flashbacks about a disaster that happened somewhere else in the past with his friends. Leon becomes heated up afterwards, swearing to never repeat the same mistake of not being able to do anything again. Swiftly defeats the bandits and their leader and heads into the ruins with Aisha, who wanted to show Leon. While in the ruins, they meet up with the ruin guardians that guard said ruins. The ruins are supposedly Protoculture. As Leon and Aisha go deeper into the ruins, they encounter a much larger guardian unit and Aisha going into her otaku mode of wanting to capture the thing as undamaged as possible. After successfully doing so, Leon is about to complete the capture but the unit self-destructs causing a cave in separating Leon and Aisha. As Leon looks about, he sees a hibernation chamber of some sort with a girl inside, due to something, Leon activates the waking sequence waking up the girl and he swiftly escapes the ruins due to it collapsing around him. Side note, Aisha is upset that Leon didn't salvage any parts of the mech that self-destructed and not about the girl he found that is in his plane. As they take care of the girl, who now is known as Mina. The first initial issues is that Mina has amnesia and has no idea who she was or how she was in that chamber. They take her under their care, Aisha makes Mina an employee as well. Before the bandit leader battle, Leon and Aisha take a job to stop a group of berserk Zentradi who are wrecking havoc to nearby areas. As Leon and Aisha managed to stop them via not killing them but knocking them out-ish, the Zentradi don't remember exactly why they were going berserk but were sure something on the planet may have caused them to. Leon and Aisha now become worried about further incidences with berserk Zentradi. After intergrating Mina into S.M.S. Mina, Leon and Aisha go on a shopping trip for things for Mina, during the course of the trip, Mina hears Sheryl's song being broadcasted and they buy a Sheryl's cd for Mina. Mina becomes a fan of Sheryl's. Later on, Mina went through some pilot training and is now also able to fly a plane as well. Leon helps Mina out with a job assigned by Aisha, which is the usual collect items. During the near end of the job, they run into a lone large Vajra. (gameplay note, if the Vajra is left alone and not attacked, it does not attack back or attack at all.) As they finish the job, things seem to be going alright. Though the appearance of the lone 29

Vajra from before foreshadows that the events on the planet are all connected somehow. Ouroboro's Aurora, the various ruins, the berserk Zentradi...everything is connected in that mystery that is connected to Mina's still to be recovered memories.

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SKILLS
There are two different types of skills in Macross 30: auto-skills and support skills. Autoskills either activate only once, automatically, when certain requirements are met (typically when you lose a certain amount of HP) or are constantly active. Each pilot can select up to three different auto-skills. Support skills are a little different. These are dependent on your selected support characterso if you don't have one, you can't use 'emand are activated directly by the player (command: Guard + Weapon Menu, see Controls subsection for details).

AUTO-SKILLS
Icon Skill Name Effect

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Automatically guard against attacks in Battroid and

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Restore up to 80% of HP when HP falls below 40%

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Increases both aircraft speed and lock-on range by

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Increases speed by 300% while rolling in Fighter

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Increases effectiveness of HP recovery items by

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Increases melee combat damage by 30%.

Counterattack Signal

38 Fills all 6 SP gauge bars when HP falls below 30%.

Displays complete map of the entire dungeon.

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Treasure Hunter

Boost Mania

Decrease boost gauge consumption by 25%.

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Regular Shop Customer Bombing King

Get a discount on town shops' item 1. (The first item in each shop's inventory?) Increase capacity of all armaments by 20%.

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Energetic

Pineapple Cake Sniper Specialist Missile Squadron Battleship Crusher

When HP reaches 0, recover with invincibility for a limited time (only activates once per sortie). Increase damage of sniper rifles by 50%.

Decrease SP gauge consumption by 25%.

Increase capacity of AMS (anti-missile system) by 50%. Deal 50% extra damage to battleships.

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Tuning Lover Professional Pilot Awakening

Acquire 50% more TP when shooting down enemy aircraft. Acquire 100% more experience when shooting down enemy aircraft. When HP falls below 30%, zero-cost SP attack will activate (only activates once per sortie).

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SUPPORT SKILLS
Skill Name Mina Sara Mao Minmay Misa Myun Sharon Basara Mylene Ranka Sheryl Grace Planet's Cradle Song of Ruin Mayan Blessing Do You Remember Love? Macross Cannon VOICES Sharon's Temptation General Effect Increases defense and HP recovery. Powerful damage to a wide area. Erects a Pinpoint Barrier to prevent damage. Decreases attack power and defense of Zentraedi aircraft, recovers HP. Macross cannon attack. Resurrect wingman and recover HP. Increase attack power of all allied aircraft. Effect at Level 50 Increases defense by 110% and recovers up to 7,200 HP. Attack power 11,000. Barrier can withstand a total of 5,000 damage. Decrease attack power and defense of Zentraedi aircraft by 70%, restores 7,450 HP. Attack power 9,000. Recover wingman with 7,200 HP recovery. Increase attack power of all allied aircraft by 110% for 18 seconds.

Totsugeki Love Heart MY FRIENDS Super-Dimensional Cinderella Galaxy's Fairy Implant Network

Increases attack power and Increase attack power by 7,200, HP recovery. increase HP recover 140%. Restores HP and prevents stagger. Restores HP and pauses enemy HP recovery. Restores up to 7,200 HP. Restores up to 7,200 HP and prevents enemy HP recovery for 15 seconds.

Increases attack power and Increases HP recovery by 110%, HP recovery. attack power by 7,700. Increases attack power and Increases both attack power and defense. defense by 110%.

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FIELD MAPS
Macross 30 is a semi-open world game. The game world is split into three large fields, with scattered dungeons, towns and enemies throughout. In the maps I've provided below, I've indicated the player's ship (the Gefion) with a cyan icon; towns with yellow icons; and dungeons with red icons. These are still rough translations of area names I'm using, so don't expect that katakana I'm basing the location-names after to match with the proper anglicized Norse names that appear in English in the game.

YURIA ARCHIPELAGO

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SIERRA DESERT

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MADIS GLACIER

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STORY QUESTS
Macross 30's narrative is broken up into 9 chapters, which in turn are broken up into three acts, each consisting of three chapters. The first three chapters occur in the Yuria Archipelago field, the middle three in the Sierra Desert, and the final three occur in the Madis Glacier field. However, some missions later in the game will occur outside of the primary area.

CHAPTER 1: PLANET OUROBOROS


Quest Name 1-1 The Zentraedi Girl 1-2 Bandits 1-3 Hunter Exam 1-4 The Ouroboros Incident 1-5 The Girl in the Ruins 1-6 Vrlitwhal City 1-7 Fragments of Memory 1-8 First Flight Clear Conditions Complete the Battroid mode tutorial. Complete the GERWALK mode tutorial. Complete the Fighter mode tutorial. Find the Hunter's certificate in Mimir Cave. Reward 500G; 200EXP; 300TP 5x Repair Kit I 5x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 700G; 250EXP; 550TP 5x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 5x Ammo Box (Sub-2) 900G; 300EXP; 800TP VF-0A Blueprints (I) 10x Junk Armor Part I 1100G; 350EXP; 1050TP 5x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 5x Repair Kit I

Defeat Ganesu and 1300G; 4000EXP; 1300TP investigate the Bolverkr 5x Ammo Box (Sub-3) Ruins. 10x Junk Engine Part I Visit the shop in 1500G; 450EXP; 1550TP Vrlitwhal City and repel VF-0 Ghost Booster Blueprints the bandit attack. Junk Frame Part I Investigate the Vafudr Ruins. Accompany Mina on her first flight; retrieve all 5 cargo units. 1700G; 500EXP; 1800TP Aisha's Glasses 2x Repair Kit II 1900G; 550EXP; 2050TP Mina's Hairpin 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1)

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CHAPTER 2: HARSH CRY OF THE ANCIENTS' SERVANTS


Quest Name 2-1 Vajra's Guardian 2-2 Galactic Fairy 2-3 Chance Meeting Clear Conditions Intercept and destroy the wandering Vajra. Investigate the Baleygr Ruins and defeat the unidentified enemies. Reward 2100G; 600EXP; 2300TP VF-1A Blueprints (I) 10x Junk Engine Part I 2300G; 650EXP; 2550TP 10x Repair Kit I 10x Restoration Kit I

Visit the Hunter Guild 2500G; 700EXP; 2800TP in Vrlitwhal City; defeat 10x Ammo Box (Sub-2) the enemy in Faros 10x Armor Junk Part Base. Find the missing hunter. 2700G; 750EXP; 3050TP VF-1 Super Pack Blueprints 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) Defeat the Zentraedi 2900G; 800EXP; 3300TP rebels in Vrlitwhal City. 2x Repair Kit II 5x Pineapple Salad

2-4 Wanderer 2-5 Sheryl Live

CHAPTER 3: FOLD OUT


Quest Name 3-1 Kamjin the Comrade-Killer 3-2 Let's Fire!!! Let's Fire! 3-3 Mina's Singing Voice Clear Conditions Defeat Kamjin's warship. Investigate the Vafudr Ruins. Visit the Hunter Guild in Vrlitwhal City; Investigate Volundr Cave. Visit Daoren, Yue, and Leopold City; defend Mylene. Invesigate the Gangleri Ruins; defeat the giant guardian weapon. Reward 3100G; 850EXP; 3550TP VF-1J Blueprints (I) 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 3300G; 950EXP; 3800TP 2x Mishima Mushroom (Strength) 3x Pineapple Cake (Block) 3500G; 950EXP; 4050TP 10x Repair Kit I 10x Junk Frame Part I 3700G; 1000EXP; 4300TP 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 2x Steak (170g) 3900G; 1050EXP; 4550TP VF-11B Blueprints (I) Simple Fold Booster

3-4 Mylene's Great Escape 3-5 Remnants of the Guardians

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CHAPTER 4: THE DESERT LAND


Quest Name 4-1 Record of the Ancients 4-2 Ganesu's Scheme 4-3 Sheryl's Burning Fever Clear Conditions Reward Visit Hunter Guild in 4100G; 1100EXP; 4800TP Cleef Town; Investigate 5x Repair Kit II Alfathr Ruins. 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) Defeat the desert bandits; investigate Heithrun Cave. 4300G; 1150EXP; 5050TP 3x Repair Kit III 2x Hippo-Cow Ice Cream

Investigate Alfathr 4500G; 1200EXP; 5300TP Ruins; Obtain 10x Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ouroboros Cactus from 3x Eel Tuna (Double) near the Oasis. Find the Havamal deserter in Jurgen. 4700G; 1250EXP; 5550TP YF-19 Blueprints (I) 5x Junk Armor Parts (I)

4-4 The Fastest Man

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CHAPTER 5: DESPARATE RESCUE


Quest Name 5-1 Call of the Wind 5-2 Cleef Town 5-3 Kamjin's Plot 5-4 Rescue Clear Conditions Defeat the Zentraedi outside and investigate the Sanngetall Ruins. Reward 4900G; 1300EXP; 5800TP 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 3x Pineapple Cake (Half)

Visit the shop in Cleef 5100G; 1350EXP; 6050TP Town; investigate Grotti 5x Dyaus Frame Part II Cave. 3x Afterburner III Arrest the bandit leader. 5300G; 1400EXP; 6300TP 10x Repair Kit I 5x Hand Grenade III Defeat the enemies outside and investigate Surudoheimu Fortress. 5500G; 1450EXP; 6550TP VF-171 Blueprints (I) Ranka's Phone

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CHAPTER 6: FIRST LIVE


Quest Name Clear Conditions Reward 5700G; 1500EXP; 6800TP 10x Repair Kit I 5x Restoration Kit III 5900G; 1550EXP; 7050TP 5x Junk Engine Part II 2x Pineapple Salad (Zentora) 6100G; 1600EXP; 7300TP 5x Repair Kit 2 Giant Tuna 6-1 Oversee all four pods. Secret Management 6-2 Planet Cradle Planet Cradle 6-3 Mayan Girl 6-4 ZERO The ZERO Assassin 6-5 Parallel Thoughts Defeat Kamjin's forces in Vrlitwhal City. Defeat the Havamal Squadron at Yue.

Defeat the Havamal 6300G; 1650EXP; 7550TP Squadron and 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) investigate Misos Base. 5x Plasma Grenade III Meet Rod in Moriconehill; investigate the Heruberundi Ruins; defeat the giant guardian weapon. 6500G; 1700EXP; 7800TP YF-25 Blueprints (I) Simple Fold Booster

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CHAPTER 7: HAVAMAL MADNESS


Quest Name 7-1 Super Dimensional Cinderella 7-2 Minmay Retaken 7-3 The Legendary Diva 7-4 S.M.S Fight! SMS! Clear Conditions Reward Investigate the Furoputo 6700G; 1750EXP; 8050TP Ruins. 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 2x Eel Tuna (Double) Investigate Kanonos Base; defeat Kamjin. Investigate Gagnarthor Ruins. 6900G; 1800EXP; 8300TP 3x Repair Kit IV Minmay Doll 7100G; 1850EXP; 8550TP 10x Repair Kit I 10x Ammo Box (Sub-2)

Help the SMS defeat the 7300G; 1900EXP; 8800TP Havamal. 2x Pineapple Salad (Zentora) 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1)

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CHAPTER 8: SHARON'S REVENGE


Quest Name 8-1 The Legendary Ace Pilot 8-2 Sound Energy System 8-3 The Voice Echoing Across the Planet 8-4 Final Ignition 8-5 Intermission Clear Conditions Defeat the Havamal Squadron. Reward 7500G; 1950EXP; 9050TP YF-29 Blueprints (I) 5x Junk Engine Parts III

Investigate Misos Base. 7700G; 2000EXP; 9300TP 5x Repair Kit II 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) Help the SMS defeat the Havamal; defeat Implant Vajra, Ivanov, Nora and Sharon. Survey the ruins and return to the Gefion. Select "Go to Final Chapter" in My Ship menu. 7900G; 2050EXP; 9550TP 5x Restoration Kit III 5x Pineapple Cake (Half) 8100G; 2100EXP; 9800TP 10x Ammo Box (Sub-1) 2x Steak (200g)

CHAPTER 9: VOICES ACROSS THE GALAXY


Quest Name 9-1 Decisive Battle 9-2 Fold Evil Clear Conditions Investigate Gurazuheimu Fortress; escape from Fortress. Break through the cocoon's shell and defeat the ancient weapon inside. Reward YF-30 Blueprints (I)

All of the story quests are very simple, with the objectives very clearly indicated on the map (via a yellow quest marker) and on the HUD (via the quest "arrow," which points you in the direction of your next objective and tells you how distant it is). Therefore, there should never be any situation in the main questline where you are left unsure of where to go next... except in the final mission (9-2). For the final mission, you are required to do two things that are not clearly indicated in the interface. First, you must rescue two charactersthis involves using your weaponry to blast away a protective "barrier" around these characters, and then approach themwhen you're close enough, you'll see a button prompt. You must press the triangle button to rescue the character. Once both characters are rescued, you must fly away from the boss to the Macross Quarterwhich will trigger a cut-scene. You cannot defeat the final boss until after successfully performing this rescue operation.

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HUNTER GUILD QUESTS


Aside from the missions of the main plot, you can also take part in a number of optional sidemissions known as Hunter Guild quests. Participating in Hunter Guild quest offers players greater challenges, and greater rewards. There are five types of Guild quests, and each is color-coded. B, or Bounty quests (purple), involve hunting down and destroying a specific enemy. These enemies will be marked on the map with a green icontravel to it, and you'll see blue quest icon.. Approach it, and activate the quest with the Triangle button. This will summon the enemy you're supposed to take down, so make sure you're prepared! I strongly recommend stocking up on repair kits and ammo boxes, as these enemies can deal out a lot more damage in a very short amount of time than your average mooks. S, or Subjugation quests (red), involve going to a specific dungeon and destroying a set number of enemies. These are pretty straightforward. Keep in mind you do not get a mapmarker for these, so if you don't understand kana you'll probably want to keep the translation tables below handy. E, or Escort quests (???), are exactly what you'd think they are. You'll be given a quest marker for an area, and once you arrive, you'll be tasked with defending an allied unit from an enemy attack. D, or Delivery quests (green), involve either transporting an item from one location to another, or seeking out a specific item in the world. For transporting items from one town to another, you'll need to look behind the town building after accepting the questthere will be a container. Open it to receive the transport item, and then take it to the destination. For delivery quests where you're tasked with finding a specific item, you'll typically see a large blue circular field in your mini-mapthis is your search area. Sometimes the items you'll need to find will be in containers, sometimes they'll be blue (unique) item points. In either case, the blue search field will disappear from the mini-map once you've discovered all of the items you need to complete the quest. O, or Other quests (gray), involve hunting down and destroy specific enemies or groups on enemies in the field.

For Delivery quests, please realize that the moment a quest opens up in the Hunter Guild, all of its associated items spawn in the field. This means it's possible to obtain an item for a quest before actually accepting the quest. Therefore, if you accept a delivery quest but cannot find the quest item, odds are you already have it, and have tossed it into storage. Unique quest items cannot be sold, so you never have to worry about "breaking" a quest. Just check your Item Box storage and remove the necessary quest item. Unique quest items requiring delivery to a certain town (as in the Cactus Vaccine quests) will have the name of the town they are to be delivered to in parenthesis after the item name, so they are easy to spot. Other quest items are easily identified by use of roman characters--the "G" in Rare Metal Coins--but if you'd rather not try to parse out their identities, you can always just dump all of your delivery quest items (marked in inventory with an icon of a box with an exclamation point) into your inventory at once. Please note that the time column in the following tables indicates the location in the main story that the quests become available. If a quest opens up during the third quest of chapter 2, for example, you will see 2-3 in the time column. For quests that expire, the expiration time is written blow the start time in red text. Also, once you've completed a quest, it will be marked 55

Clear (written in katakana) w/ a blue, or cyan, icon. There are multiple open-world areas, or fields, in the game. Each field contains a number of towns and dungeons. I have organized the following Hunter Guild Quest translation tables by town, but indicate the field (ex., Yuria) after the town name with a dash. For help finding town and dungeon locations, please refer to the Field Maps section. Guild Quest Status: 200 out of 200 (100%)

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DAOREN YURIA ARCHIPELAGO ()


Daoren is located in the far Southern area of the Yuria Archipelago Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 13 guild quests obtainable in Daoren. Quest Name S Shark Team's Ambition D Blessing of the World Tree D Bandit Nest D Trial of the Sea Pillars D Riron's Feelings D 1 Delivery Order 1 D 2 Delivery Order 2 D 3 Delivery Order 3 D C Class-C Hunter Exam D B Class-B Hunter Exam Clear Conditions Defeat 10 bandits in Ratatoskr Cave. Deliver 5 Tree Sap to Vrlitwhal City. Recover 4 materials from Fovos Base. Reward Plasma Grenade III Hand Grenade III Hippo-Cow Ice Cream Time 2-1 1-8 2-2 1-4 1-7 1-4 2-4

Recover 5 Hunter Medals. Proximity Mine III Obtain Riron's winter coat. Afterburner I Transport order from Daoren to Yue. Transport order from Daoren to Bowen. Transport order from Daoren to Leopold City. Tuna & Eel Sheryl's Earring

vf-1& 3-2 VF-1 Skull Blueprints (I) 1-8

Obtain Class-C certificate 1 in Mimir Cave. Repair Kit III Obtain Class-B certificate VF-1J in Mimir Cave. VF-1J Blueprints (I)

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D A Obtain Class-A certificate VF-1W in Mimir Cave. Class-A Hunter Exam VF-1W Strike Pack Blueprints S Regult Mop-Up D Training Delivery Defeat 5 Regults.

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VF-0S 1-6 VF-0S Skull Blueprints (I) Hand Grenade III 1-3

Recover 1 Hunter Medal.

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VRLITWHAL CITY - YURIA ARCHIPELAGO ()


Vrlitwhal City is located in the central area of the Yuria Archipelago Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 36 guild quests obtainable in Vrlitwhal City. Quest Name B 1500G 1,500G Bounty Clear Conditions Reward Time

Defeat the Canyon pirates. 1-4 Afterburner II () Mishima Mushroom (Speed) Defeat the World Tree thieves. Plasma Grenade III () Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) 1-4

B 2200G 2,200G Bounty

B : Repel the Convict Bandits (Lv) Special Mission: Todo's Note Lion's Mark Mishima's Mushroom (Level) () Mishima's Mushroom (Spiritia) O C: C-Rank Mission: Zentora Feud Defeat both Zentraedi forces. Hippo-Cow Ice Cream () Mishima Mushroom (Strength) Gigantic Tuna () Mishima Mushroom (Ranged)

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2-1

E B B-Rank Mission: Guardian Containment

Defend allied forces.

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E A: A-Rank Mission: Ally of Justice

Defeat the bandits' boss.

4-1 Afterburner III () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Melee) Lion's Mark Minmay Doll () Mishima Mushroom (Defense) 4-1

B A: A-Rank Mission: Berserker

Confront the enemy berserker.

O S

Defeat the Bandit Leader.

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S-Rank Mission: Bandit Killer

Grace's Glasses () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Speed) Defeat the Basaku siblings. 5-1 Ganesu's Fur () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) VF-1J 6-1 VF-1J Mylene Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) (150g) Steak (150g) Pineapple Salad () Pineapple Cake (Block) 1-4 1-6

B S R-Rank Mission: Basaku Brothers

E SS: SS-Rank Mission: Stampede

Defend the civilians from the Guardians.

S Suppression Training D : Special Mission: Fomenting Ruins D G1 Find the Rare Metal Coin 1 D 1 Ouroboros Research 1 D 2 Ouroboros Research 2 D 3 Ouroboros Research 3 D 4 Ouroboros Research 4 D 5 Ouroboros Research 5 D 6 Ouroboros Research 6 D 7 Ouroboros Research 7 D 8 Ouroboros Research 8 D 9

Defeat 5 VF-1As. Explore the Bolverkr Ruins. Find a Rare Metal Coin. Find Todo's notes in World Tree Ruins. Find Todo's notes in Ratatoskr Cave. Find Todo's notes in Bolverkr Ruins. Find Todo's notes in Mimir Cave. Find Todo's notes in Vafudr Ruins. Find Todo's notes in Nidhogg Cave. Find Todo's notes in Volundr Cave. Find Todo's notes in Gangleri Ruins. Find Todo's notes in

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3-3 () Mishima Mushroom (Speed) SV-51 SV-51 Alpha Blueprints (II) VF-0S VF-0S Blueprints (II) 4-1 4-3

VF-0S 5-1 VF-0S Skull Blueprints (II) SV-51 SV-51 Gamma Blueprints (II) VF-1A VF-1A Blueprints (II) (Lv) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level) Rod's Photo 5-3

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Ouroboros Research 9 D What Fell from the Sky D Mourning Woman D Lost Woman D Fleeing Woman

Baleygr Ruins. Gather 4 eyewitness testimonies (from four different towns). Search for the remains near Bowen. Search for the remains near the World Tree. Search for the remains near Yue.

Riron's Hunter Textbook Proximity Mine IV High-Performance Radar VF-0D VF-0D Blueprints (II) VF-0A VF-0A Blueprints (II) Proximity Mine IV 3-3 5-4 3-5 5-4 4-1 5-4 4-3 5-4 3-1

D :1 Deliver items to Bowen. Secret Mission: Riron's Wish 1

D :2 Obtain 3 Tree Sap near the Hand Grenade IV Secret Mission: Riron's Wish World Tree. 2 D :3 Recover 5 monitoring Secret Mission: Riron's Wish devices. 3 D :4 Investigate Todo's trail. Secret Mission: Riron's Wish 4 D :5 Recover 5 monitoring Secret Mission: Riron's Wish devices. 5 D G2 Find the Rare Metal Coin 2 D 1 Protect the Eggs 1 D G3 Find the Rare Metal Coin 3 D 2 Guardian Weapon Eggs 2 D Yuria Shellfish Research Find 5 Rare Metal Coins. () Mishima Mushroom (Strength) () Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) () Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) () Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) () Mishima Mushroom (Speed)

3-5 5-4 5-1

6-1

6-1

5-1

Obtain 5 Dyaus eggs.

Find 10 Rare Metal Coins. VF-171EX VF-171EX Blueprints (I) Obtain 30 Dyaus Eggs. Plasma Grenade IV 6-1 3-5

Obtain 20 Yuria Shellfish. Plasma Grenade IV

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YUE YURIA ARCHIPELAGO ()


Yue is located in the Eastern area of the Yuria Archipelago Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 12 guild quests obtainable in Yue. Quest Name Clear Conditions Reward (150g) Steak (150g) Pineapple Salad () Pineapple Cake (Block) Time 1-5 1-5 3-2 1-6

D Find the old man's Old Man Zentora's Memories precious pipe. D Find the Remains D Find the Marine Squadron D Lv4 Level 4 Course Plans D Lv5 Level 5 Course Plans D Lv6 Level 6 Course Plans D Lv7 Level 7 Course Plans D Lv8 Level 8 Course Plans D Lv9 Level 9 Course Plans D Lv10 Level 10 Course Plans S Vafudr Operation S 2 Vafudr Operation 2 Find the big ring. Find the transport ship's cargo x8.

Find the Level 4 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros Afterburner I Stones. Find the Level 5 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros Hand Grenade II Stones. Find the Level 6 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros Proximity Mine III Stones. Find the Level 7 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros Plasma Grenade III Stones. Find the Level 8 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros Hand Grenade IV Stones. Find the Level 9 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros High-Performance Radar Stones. Find the Level 10 course VF-22 plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros VF-22 Blueprints (I) Stones. Defeat 10 bandits in Vafudr Ruins. Defeat 15 bandits in Vafudr Ruins. () Eel & Tuna (Double) (Lv) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level)

1-8

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2-4

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3-4

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LEOPOLD CITY YURIA ARCHIPELAGO ()


Leopold City is located in the Northern area of the Yuria Archipelago Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 12 guild quests obtainable in Leopold City. Quest Name B Holy Sword Clear Conditions Reward Time

Defeat the enemy bounty. VF-0 1-4 VF-0 Fast Pack Blueprints () Mishima Mushroom (Speed) Sara's Yarivei () Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) () Pineapple Cake (Whole) () Mishima Mushroom (Defense) 3-4

E C! Escort the Vajra. C-Rank Mission: Protect the Vajra!

O B2 B-Rank Mission: Zentora Feud 2

Defeat both Zentraedi forces.

4-1

B S S-Rank Mission: Speeder

Arrest the speeder.

5-1 () Eel Tuna (Double) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Defense) VF-19E 6-1 VF-19E Aisha Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Speed) VF-1J VF-1J Blueprints (II) (LV) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level)

B SS: SS-Rank Mission: The Ouroboros Wolf

Defeat the Wolf.

D 1 Archipelago Time Capsule 1 D 2 Archipelago Time Capsule 2 S Nousjadeul-Ger Subjugation S Queadluun-Rau Subjugation S Zentraedi Subjugation

Help Mina with her studies. Help Mina with her studies. Defeat 10 Nousjadeul-Ger. Defeat 10 Queadluun-Rau. Defeat 10 Zentraedi.

6-3 8-5 7-1 8-5 4-1 5-1 6-1

Proximity Mine IV

Plasma Grenade IV

Afterburner III

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S Queadluun-Rea Subjugation D Lost Treasure

Defeat 10 Queadluun-Rea. Get a picture of the Guardians (inside Fovos Base).

Minmay Doll Alto's Paper Airplane

7-1 2-3

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BOWEN YURIA ARCHIPELAGO ()


Bowen is located in the far Northwestern area of the Yuria Archipelago Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 20 guild quests obtainable in Bowen. Quest Name B Pursuit Clear Conditions Defeat the bandit thief. Reward Time

1-4 SV-51 1 SV-51 Gamma Blueprints (I) () 1 Mishima Mushroom (Speed) () 3-1 1 Pineapple Salad ()1 Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) (200g)1 Steak (200g) ()1 Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) 3-1

O C: Capture the Vajra. C-Rank Mission: Vajra Capture

O B: B-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty

Arrest the Bounty.

O A:3 A-Rank Mission: Zentora Feud 3

Crush both Zentraedi forces.

4-1 1 Brera's Harmonica ( )1 Mishima Mushroom (Melee) 6-1 VF-11C 1 VF-11C Mina Blueprints (II) () 1 Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) () Pineapple Cake (Half) 4-1

E SS: SS-Rank Mission: Ally of Justice

Repel the enemy and protect the civilians.

S VF-1J VF-1J Subjugation S Zentraedi Subjugation S VF-11B VF-11B Subjugation S 1 Fight the Flamingo 1

Defeat 5 VF-1J. Defeat 20 Zentraedi. Defeat 5 VF-11B. Defeat Flamingos in Nidhogg Cave.

3-1 ()1 Mishima Mushroom (Speed) () Pineapple Salad (Large) ()1 Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) 4-1 2-1

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S SV-51 SV-51 Alpha Subjugation S Faros Operation S VF-0D VF-0D Subjugation S 2 Fight the Flamingo 2 S VF-0S VF-0S Subjugation S 3 Fight the Flamingo 3 S VF-0A VF-0A Subjugation S Vavudr Operation S Baleygr Operation S Gangleri Operation S Bolverkr Operation

Defeat 5 SV-51 Alpha.

(175g) Steak (175g)

4-1 4-1

Defeat 10 bandits in Faros ()1 Base. Mishimia Mushroom (Defense) Defeat 5 VF-0D.
()

4-1

Mishima Mushroom (Strength) Defeat 12 Flamingos in Nidhogg Cave. Defeat 5 VF-0S.

Giant Tuna
(LV)

4-1 4-1

Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level) Defeat Flamingos in Nidhogg Cave. Defeat 5 VF-0A.

Minmay Doll
()

7-1 4-1

Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) Defeat 10 bandits in Vavudr Ruins. Defeat 10 bandits in Baleygr Ruins. Defeat 15 bandits in Gangueri Ruins. Defeat 15 bandits in Bolverkr Ruins. 1 Hippo-Cow Ice Cream VF-22S1 VF-22S Blueprints (I) 6-1

5-3

VF-1A 6-3 1 VF-1A Skull Blueprints (II) YF-211 YF-21 Blueprints (II) 7-3

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CLEEF TOWN SIERRA DESERT ()


Cleef Town is located in the Eastern area of the Sierra Desert Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 14 guild quests obtainable in Cleef Town. Quest Name B 5000G 5,000G Bounty Clear Conditions Defeat the Oasis bandits. SS-Rank Mission: Reward () Mishima Mushroom (Defense) Afterburner IV Time 4-2

E B: B-Rank Mission: Protect the Vajra

Defend the Vajra.

6-1 Basara's Guitar () Mishima Mushroom (Speed) 8-1 YF-21 YF-21 Garudo Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Melee) VF-22S 8-4 VF-22S Gamlin Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Defense) High-Performance Radar 5-2 5-4

B SS: Arrest the Bounty. SS-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty

E Those Who Hunt Vajra

Defend the Vajra.

D 10 Find Todo's notes in Alfathr Ruins. Ouroboros Research 10

D 11 Find Todo's notes in Grotti () Cave. Ouroboros Research 11 Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) D 12 Find Todo's notes in Sanngetall Ruins. Ouroboros Research 12 D 13 Find Todo's notes in Heithrun Cave. Ouroboros Research 13 D 14 Ouroboros Research 14 Find Todo's notes in Alv Cave.

VF-171EX 6-1 VF-171EX Alto Blueprints (I) VF-1S VF-1S Blueprints (II) VF-11B VF-11B Isamu Blueprints (II) 6-4 7-2

D 15 Find Todo's notes in Dvergr Cave. Ouroboros Research 15

() 7-4 Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Ranged)

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D 16 Find Todo's notes in Helblindi Ruins. Ouroboros Research 16 S Orkos Operation D S Class-S Hunter Exam

YF-29 8-2 YF-29 Super Pack Blueprints 4-2

Defeat 10 bandits in Orkos () Base. Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) Obtain Class-S certificate in Alv Cave. () Mishima Mushroom (Strength)

4-2

D SS Obtain Class-SS certificate VF-19S in Alv Cave. VF-19S Blueprints (I) Class-SS Hunter Exam

5-1

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MORICONEHILL SIERRA DESERT ()


Moriconehill is located in the Northeastern area of the Sierra Desert Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 19 guild quests obtainable in . Quest Name B 3000G 3,000G Bounty Clear Conditions Reward Time 4-2

Defeat the Desert Canyon bandits. Hippo-Cow Ice Cream () Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) Arrest the Bounty. Mylene's Bass () Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia)

B C: C-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty

6-1

E S:SOS Defend the convoy. S-Rank Mission: Convoy SOS

8-1 VF-25F VF-25F Alto Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Strength) 8-4 RVF-25 RVF-25 Luca Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom 4-2 () Mishima Mushroom (Melee)
(170g)

E Those who hunt Vajra

Defend the Vajra.

S VF-1S VF-1S Subjugation S VF-11C VF-11C Subjugation S SV-51 SV-51 Gamma Subjugation S Desert Guardian Subjugation S 2 Desert Guardian Subjugation 2 S VF-22 VF-22 Subjugation

Defeat 5 VF-1Ss. Defeat 5 VF-11Cs.

4-2 5-1

Steak (170g) Defeat 5 SV-51 Gammas. () Mishima Mushroom (Strength) Defeat 10 Guardians (Dyaus). Defeat 20 Guardians (Dyaus). Defeat 5 VF-22s. () Pineapple Cake (Half)

6-1

() 8-1 Pineapple Salad (Zentora) (LV) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level) 6-1

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S Defeat 3 Konig Monsters. Konig Monster Subjugation Giant Tuna S Heithrun Operation S Grotti Operation S Alfathr Operation S Sanngetall Operation Defeat 10 bandits in Heithrun Cave. Afterburner IV

6-1 6-1 7-1

Defeat 10 bandits in Grotti ()X1 Cave. Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) Defeat 15 bandits in Alfathr Ruins. Defeat 15 bandits in Sanngetall Ruins. YF-29 YF-29 Ozma Blueprints (I) Gamlin's Ring

8-1 9-1 4-2

D Obtain 30 Yuria Shellfish. () The Charm of Yuria Shellfish Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) D Cactus Gathering D Cactus Vaccine 1 Obtain 20 Ouroboros Cactus. Deliver cactus vaccine to Vrlitwhal City. () Mishima Mushroom (Strength)

4-4

VF-19A 5-1 VF-19A Raven Bleuprints (I) VF-1J VF-1J Ichijo Blueprints (II) 6-3

D Cactus Vaccine 2

Deliver cactus vaccine to Daoren.

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RAMAD SIERRA DESERT ()


Ramad is located in the Northwester area of the Sierra Desert Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 18 guild quests obtainable in Ramad. Quest Name B A A-Rank Mission: Lurkers in the Dark B S S-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty Clear Conditions Defeat the enemies. Reward VF-11C VF-11C Super Pack Blueprints Myun's Bracelet () Mishima Mushroom (Defense) Time 4-2

Arrest the Bounty.

6-1

E SS: SS-Rank Mission: Counterattack

Defend the civilians from the Guardians.

8-4 VF-22S VF-22S Millia Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) VF-22S 8-4 VF-22S Max Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) High-Performance Radar Proximity Mine IV (200g) Steak (200g) 4-2 4-4 5-2

E Those Who Hunt Vajra

Defend the Vajra.

D Dawn Drop-Off D Floating Island Dawn D Fortress Dawn D Desert Treasure 1 D 2 Desert Treasure 2 D 3 Desert Treasure 3 D 4 Desert Treasure 4 D 5 Desert Treasure 5

Deliver the lunchbox. Deliver the parts. Deliver the message to Surudoheimu Fortress. Find the ancient Ouroboros treasure. Find the ancient Ouroboros treasure. Find the ancient Ouroboros treasure. Find the ancient Ouroboros treasure. Find the ancient Ouroboros treasure.

() 4-2 Pineapple Salad (Zentora) (LV) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level) Plasma Grenade V 4-4

5-2

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D 6 Desert Treasure 6 D 7 Desert Treasure 7 S Nousjadeul-Ger-Ga Subjugation S Queadluun-Rau Subjugation S Zentraedi Subjugation

Find the ancient Ouroboros treasure. Find the ancient Ouroboros treasure. Defeat 10 NousjadeulGer-Gas. Defeat 10 QueadluunRaus. Defeat 10 Zentraedi Soldiers.

VF-1S 6-4 VF-1S Skull Blueprints (II) Minmay Doll Afterburner IV 7-2 6-1

RVF-171EX 6-3 RFV-171EX Luca Blueprints (I) VF-11C VF-11C Blueprints (II) High-Performance Radar 7-3 8-1

S Defeat 10 QueadluunQueadluun-Rhea Subjugation Rheas.

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RAGHBAR SIERRA DESERT ()


Raghbar is located in the Western area of the Sierra Desert Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 9 guild quests obtainable in Raghbar. Quest Name B C C-Rank Mission: Pursuit Clear Conditions Arrest the bounty. Reward Time

() 4-2 Pineapple Salad (Zentora) () Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) 6-1 Garudo's Amulet () Mishima Mushroom (Melee) 6-1 Max's Captain's Hat () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Speed) 8-4 VF-27 VF-27 Brera Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) (LV) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level)
(200g

B A Arrest the bounty. A-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty O SS SS-Rank Mission: Hunter Riot Subdue the riot.

E Those Who Hunt Vajra

Defend the Vajra.

D Desert Time Capsule 1 D


Help Mina with her research. Help Mina with her research. Recover the stolen violin. Recover the stolen music box.

5-1

Desert Time Capsule 2

Steak (200g)

5-1 5-1 6-1

D Stolen Violin D Stolen Music Box D Stolen Spices

Eel Tuna Hippo-Cow Ice Cream

Recover the stolen spices. () Pineapple Cake (Whole)

7-1

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JURGEN SIERRA DESERT ()


Jurgen is located in the Western area of the Sierra Desert Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 14 guild quests obtainable in Jurgen. Quest Name B B: B-Rank Mission: Ravens Clear Conditions Defeat the enemies. Reward Time

4-2 Vf-11B VF-11B Isamu Blueprints (I) () Mishima Mushroom (Strength) Kamjin's Cloak () Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) Millia's Earrings () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Spritia) 5-1

E S: S-Rank Mission: Guardian Paradise

Defend the civilians.

B SS: Arrest the bounty. SS-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty

6-1

E Those Who Hunt Vajra

Defend the Vajra

8-4 YF-19 YF-19 Isamu Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Speed) ( Pineapple Cake (Whole) 6-1 7-1 5-1 6-1 4-2 5-1

S Thrudheim Operation S 2 Thrudheim Operation 2 S Dvergr Operation S 2 Dvergr Operation 2 S Nomos Operation D Lv6 Level 6 Desert Course Plans

Defeat 10 bandits in Thrudheim Fortress.

Defeat all of the bandits in VF-11B VF-11B Blueprints (II) Thrudheim Fortress. Defeat 10 Zentraedi in Dvergr Cave.
(200g)

Steak (200g)

Defeat all of the bandits in Minmay Doll Dvergr Cave. Defeat 10 bandits in Nomos Base.

Afterburner III

Find the level 6 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros High-Performance Radar stones; obtain 5 Sierra Stars. Find the level 7 course Hand Grenade III plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros stones; obtain 5 Sierra

D LV7 Level 7 Desert Course Plans

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Stars. D Lv8 Level 8 Desert Course Plans


Find the level 8 course plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros Proximity Mine IV stones; obtain 5 Sierra Stars. Find the level 9 course Plasma Grenade V plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros stones; obtain 5 Sierra Stars.

5-3

D Lv9 Level 9 Desert Course Plans

5-4

D Lv10 Find the level 10 course Restoration Kit V Level 10 Desert Course Plans plan. Obtain 10 Ouroboros stones; obtain 5 Sierra Stars.

8-3

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URTHR MADIS GLACIER ()


Urthr is located in the Southeast area of the Madis Glacier Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 14 guild quests obtainable in Urthr. Quest Name B A A-Rank Mission: Expert Clear Conditions Defeat the Expert. Reward Time

7-2 Nora's Goggles () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Strength) 7-2 Jeffrey's Captain Hat () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) 7-2 VF-1S VF-1S Ichijo Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Melee) 7-2 VF-0A VF-0A Shin Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Defense) (KK) Queadluun-Rau Klan Blueprints (II) YF-19 YF-19 Blueprints (II) 8-4

A-Rank Mission: Deserter

Arrest the Deserter.

O S S-Rank Mission: Vajra Capture B S S-Rank Mission: Ice Fang

Capture the Vajra.

Defeat the Havamal Squadron.

E S S-Rank Mission: Guardian Paradise D Stolen Vase D Stolen Tea Set

Repel the enemy and protect the civilians.

Recover the vase. Recover the tea set.

7-2

VF-25 7-4 VF-25 Tornado Pack Blueprints Minmay's Mic 9-1

D Gentleman's Dream

Search the gentle-man's Company

S Destroy the Havamal VF-19F Squadron in Aspida Base. VF-19 Blueprints (II) Havamal Annihilation

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D Lv6 Level 6 Glacier Course Plans D Lv7 Level 7 Glacier Course Plans D Lv8 Level 8 Glacier Course Plans D Lv9 Level 9 Glacier Course Plans

Find the Level 6 Course Plans. Obtain 10 Ourobos Repair Kit V Mona Flowers. Find the Level 7 Course Plans. Obtain 10 Ourobos High-Performance Radar Mona Flowers. Find the Level 8 Course Plans. Obtain 10 Ourobos Hand Grenade V Mona Flowers. Find the Level 9 Course Plans. Obtain 10 Ourobos Plasma Grenade V Mona Flowers.

7-2

7-3

7-4

8-1

D Lv10 Find the Level 10 Course 9-1 Level 10 Glacier Course Plans Plans. Obtain 10 Ourobos Restoration Kit V Mona Flowers.

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VERTHANDI MADIS GLACIER ()


Verthandi is located in the Western area of the Madis Glacier Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 9 guild quests obtainable in Verthandi. Quest Name B S S-Rank Mission: Ice Fang Clear Conditions Defeat the Havamal Squadron. Reward Time

7-2 Mao's Necklace () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) Luca's Laptop () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) 7-2

B SS Arrest the Bounty. SS-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty

B SS SS-Rank Mission: Ice Fang

Defeat the Havamal Squadron.

FB 7-2 Ozma's Firebomber Record () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Strength) VF-25G 8-4 VF-25G Michael Blueprints (II) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) 7-2

B SS Arrest the Bounty. SS-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty

D 1 Glacier's Time Capsule 1 D 2 Glacier's Time Capsule 2

Look into things for Mina. () Mishima Mushroom (Strength)

Look into things for Mina. VF-19A 7-2 VF-19A Ravens Blueprints (II) Look into things for Mina. Misa's Swimsuit Photos Defeat 15 machines in Fevnir Cave. Defeat 20 Vajra in the Glaciers. VF-22 VF-22 Blueprints (II) 7-3 7-2

D 3 Glacier's Time Capsule 3 S Strike the Ragnarok Party S Vajra Rescue

7-2 VF-27 VF-27 Gamma Blueprints (I)

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SKULD MADIS GLACIER ()


Skuld is located in the North-Northeastern area of the Madis Glacier Field. See Area Maps section for details. There are a total of 10 guild quests obtainable in Skuld. Quest Name B SS SS-Rank Mission: Red Spectre S Kanonos Operation S Furoputo Operation S Gagnarthor Operation Clear Conditions Defeat the mysterious red aircraft. Defeat 10 aircraft in Kanonos Base. Defeat 10 aircraft in Furoputo Base. Defeat 15 machines in Gagnarthor Base. Reward VF-25S VF-25S Ozma Rank II Blueprints () Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) () Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) Time 8-4

7-3

7-2

VF-25 7-4 VF-25 Armored Pack Blueprints (I) Ivanov's Piloting Manual Shin's Tags Afterburner V VF-19S VF-19S Rank II Blueprints (I) VF-22S VF-22S Rank II Blueprints (I) ??? 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1

S Hroptr Operation D 17 Ouroboros Research 17 D 18 Ouroboros Research 18 D 19 Ouroboros Research 19 D 20 Ouroboros Research 20 D 21 Ouroboros Research 21

Defeat 15 machines in Hroptr Base. Find Todo's notes in Furoputo Base. Find Todo's notes in Gagnarthor Base. Find Todo's notes in Hroptr Base. Find Todo's notes in Fevnir Cave. Find Todo's notes in Yuruba-Aga.

9-1

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ITEMS
There are four different ways to obtain items in Macross 30. First, you can pick up items in the fieldthey appear in glowing spots indicated by light and particles streaking upward. These are referred to as item points or spawns. Yellow indicates general items, blue indicates quest-specific items. Items can also be obtained from item spheres that drop from defeated enemiesthese, too, are color-coded. Blue spheres are consumable items, purple sphere are aircraft parts, gold spheres are money, etc. Note that in these two cases, you must physically approach the items in order to pick them up. In addition, you can also earn items as quest rewards and find them scattered through the game world in cargo containers. Please note that cargo containers inside dungeons will eventually respawn, but cargo containers in the fields will not.

CONSUMABLE ITEMS
Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Repair Kit IV Repair Kit V Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Restoration Kit III Restoration Kit IV Restoration Kit V Eel Tuna Eel Tuna (Double) Minmay Doll Giant Tuna Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Japanese 1,000 2,000 () BOX(1) BOX(2) BOX(3) 100 100 100 Buy 200 1,000 2,000 Sell Description 100 +2,000 HP 500 +4,000 HP 1,000 +8,000 HP 1,500 +1,600 HP 3,000 Full HP recovery 500 Revive ally +2,000 HP 1,000 Revive ally +4,000 HP 2,000 Revive ally +8,000 HP 3,000 Revive ally +16,000 HP 6,000 Revive ally Full HP recovery 750 Recover 3 SP units 1,500 Fully SP gauge recovery 15,000 +SP generation rate 2,500 Full HP/SP recovery 50 +1 Magazine Sub-1 50 +1 Magazine Sub-2 50 +1 Magazine Sub-3 79

Hand Grenade I Hand Grenade II Hand Grenade III Hand Grenade IV Hand Grenade V Plasma Grenade I Plasma Grenade II Plasma Grenade III Plasma Grenade IV Plasma Grenade V Proximity Mine I Proximity Mine II Proximity Mine III Proximity Mine IV Proximity Mine V High-Performance Radar Simple Fold Booster Steak (150g) Steak (170g) Steak (200g) Pineapple Salad Pineapple Salad (Large) Pineapple Salad (Zentora) Pinapple Cake (Block)

(150g) (170g) (200g) () ( ) ( 700 2,000

200 1,500 damage 400 3,000 damage 800 4,500 damage 1,600 6,000 damage 3,200 7,500 damage 400 Stun (8 seconds) 800 Stun (12 seconds) 1,600 Stun (16 seconds) 3,200 Stun (20 seconds) 6,400 Stun (24 seconds) 300 1,500 damage 600 3,000 damage 1,200 4,500 damage 2,400 6,000 damage 4,800 7,500 damage 350 Reveal map (cave) 1,000 Warp to entrance (cave) 750 Attack +50% Defense -50% 1,500 Attack +70% Defense -50% 6,000 Attack + 100% Defense -50% 400 Defense +50% Attack -50% 1,200 Defense +100% Attack -50% 3,600 Defense +200% Attack -50% 900 Attack +20%

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) Pineapple Cake (Half) Pineapple Cake (Whole) Hippo-Cow Ice Cream Ultimate Hippo-Cow Ice Cream Super Hippo-Cow Ice Cream Afterburner I Afterburner II Afterburner III Afterburner IV Afterburner V Mishima Mushroom (Strength) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Strength) Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) Mishimia's Mushroom (Melee) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Melee) Mishima Mushroom (Defense) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Defense) ( ) ( ) () () () () () () () () 1,800 Attack +40% 5,400 Attack +80% 500 Defense +20% 1,250 Defense +40% 5,000 Defense +80% 600 +Speed (10 seconds) 1,200 +Speed (15 seconds) 2,400 +Speed (20 seconds) 4,800 +Speed (25 seconds) 9,600 +Speed (30 seconds) 500 +2 Strength 1,000 +5 Strength 500 +2 Ranged combat 1,000 +5 Ranged Combat 500 +2 Melee combat 1,000 +5 Melee combat 500 +2 Defense 1,000 +5 Defense 500 +2 Speed 1,000 +5 Speed 500 +2 Concentration

Mishima Mushroom (Speed) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Speed) Mishima Mushroom () ()

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(Concentration) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) () () () 1,000 +5 Concentration 500 +2 Spiritia 1,000 +5 Spiritia 500 +2 Levels 1,000 +5 Levels

Mishima Mushroom (Level) (Lv) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level) (Lv)

Note: stat effects (Defense, speed, weaponry, etc.) are all temporary. Note: Grenades and mines can only be used while in Battroid mode.

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SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
Special equipment can be equipped in the inventory screen (select the item you want to equip and press circle). Whichever item is equipped will be highlighted in cyan (light blue). Special equipment confers special bonuses (and, in some cases, penalties) so be careful which items you equip. Also note that you can only equip one single item at a time, so there's no point in keeping all of the special equipment in your inventorytake the items you don't need to equip regularly and dump them in storage!

Item Name Leon's Pendant Mina's Hairpin

Effect

Item Name

Effect +5 Ranged Combat +10 Defense +30 Ranged +30 Speed

+5 Melee Combat +50 Concentration Aisha's Glasses +10 Spirit +10 Ranged Combat +10 Melee Combat +100 Melee -100 Concentration Riron's Hunter Textbook

Ganesu's Fur Shin's Tags Mao's Necklace Ivanov's Piloting Manual Minmay's Mic Kamjin's Mantle Garudo's Charm AI Sharon's AI Chip Mylene's Bass

Rod's Photo

+50 Ranged -50 Spiritia +20 Concentration +30 Spiritia +10 Ranged +10 Speed

+20 Concentration +20 Defense Sara's Yariuei +50 Spirita -10 Concentration Nora's Goggles +10 Melee +10 Speed +50 Spiritia

+5 Ranged Titanium Task-Force Medal +5 Melee +5 Speed Misa's Swimsuit Photos CDV Isamu's Gun CDV +30 Speed +40 Spiritia -50 Concentration +20 Melee +20 Speed +10 Spiritia +30 Speed +30 Concentration +50 Spiritia +30 Speed +30 Concentration +50 Spiritia +20 Melee +20 Defense +5 Speed +5 Ranged 83

+15 Melee +20 Defense

+10 Ranged +10 Concentration Myun's Bracelet +30 Speed +30 Concentration +30 Spiritia Basara's Guitar +15 Speed +15 Concentration Gamlin's Ring +30 Spiritia +10 Ranged

Max's Captain's Hat

+10 Melee Millia's Earrings +10 Defense +10 Speed +10 Concentration +10 Spiritia +20 Melee +30 Speed Micheals Broken Glasses +10 Concentration

+5 Melee +5 Defense +5 Speed +5 Concentration +5 Spiritia +50 Ranged +30 Concentration

Alto's Paper Airplane Luca's Laptop Klan's Ribbon Brera's Harmonica Sheryl's Earring

+50 Concentration FB +20 Ranged Ozma's Fire Bomber Album +20 Defense +20 Speed +20 Melee +20 Defense +10 Spiritia Jeffrey's Captain's Hat +30 Speed +20 Concentration +10 Speed +10 Concentration +30 Spiritia +30 Defense +20 Spiritia

+20 Ranged +30 Speed Ranka's Phone +30 Concentration +20 Concentration +40 Spiritia Grace's Glasses

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DELIVERY QUEST ITEMS


Item Dyaus Eggs Dyaus Eggshell Tree Sap G Rare Metal Coin Ouroboros Burger Yuria Shellfish Notes Cocoon: rare drop Bowen: 20,000G Item Ouroboros Stone Notes Field (all): common item Sierra: common item Madis: common item Madis: rare item

Cocoon: common drop Sierra Star Yuria (near World Tree): common item Yuria: rare item Dyaus: rare drop (defeat quickly) Sierra: common item Yuria: rare item Yuria: common item Madisukurage Mona Mina Mona Flower Ouroboros Cactus

Madis: common item Sierra (near Oasis): common item

Ruins (all): common Equipment Supply Unit item

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BLUEPRINTS
Please note that blueprints appearing in BLUE text can only be obtained during New Game Plus. Asterisks denote DLC aircraft. Aircraft Type Japanese Notes VF-0D (I) VF-0D (II) VF-0D (III) VF-0A (I) VF-0A (II) VF-0A (III) VF-0A Shin (I) VF-0A Shin (II) VF-0A Shin (III) VF-0S (I) VF-0S (II) VF-0S (III) VF-0S Skull (I) VF-0S Skull (II) VF-0S Skull (III) VF-0 Fast Pack VF-0 Ghost Booster SV-51 Alpha (I) SV-51 Alpha (II) SV-51 Alpha (III) SV-51 Gamma (I) SV-51 Gamma (II) SV-51 Gamma (III) SV-51 G. Nora (I) VF-0D VF-0D VF-0D VF-0A VF-0A VF-0A VF-0A VF-0A VF-0A VF-0S VF-0S VF-0S VF-0S VF-0S VF-0S Starting aircraft, cannot build Vrlitwhal City: Lost Woman Daoren: Buy for 20,000G Story Mission: 1-3 Vrlitwhal City: Fleeing Woman Daoren: Buy for 20,000G N/A Urthr: S-Rank Mission: Ice Fang Daoren: Buy for 50,000G Daoren: Buy for 2,000G Vrlitwhal City: Ouroboros Research 3 Daoren: Buy for 20,000G Daoren: Regult Mop-Up Vrlitwhal City: Ouroboros Research 4 Daoren: Buy for 20,000G

VF-0 Leopold City: Holy Sword VF-0 Story Mission: 1-6 SV-51 SV-51 SV-51 SV-51 SV-51 SV-51 SV-51 Yue: Buy for 3,000G Vrlitwhal City: Ouroboros Research 2 Yue: Buy for 20,000G Bowen: Pursuit Vrlitwhal City: Ouroboros Research 5 Yue: Buy for 30,000G N/A

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SV-51 G. Nora (II) SV-51 G. Nora (III) SV-51 G. Ivanov (I)

SV-51 SV-51

Yue: Buy for 40,000G Yue: Buy for 90,000G

SV-51 N/A

SV-51 G. Ivanov (II) SV-51 Yue: Buy for 40,000G SV-51 G. Ivanov (III) SV-51 Yue: Buy for 90,000

SV-51 Twin Booster SV-51 Yue: Race 3 (Silver) VF-1A (I) VF-1A (II) VF-1A (III) VF-1A Skull (I) VF-1A Skull (II) VF-1A Skull (III) VF-1J (I) VF-1J (II) VF-1J (III) VF-1J Ichijo (I) VF-1J Ichijo (II) VF-1J Ichijo (III) VF-1J Mylene (I) VF-1J Mylene (II) VF-1J Mylene (III) VF-1S (I) VF-1S (II) VF-1S (III) VF-1S Ichijo (I) VF-1S Ichijo (II) VF-1S Ichijo (III) VF-1A VF-1A VF-1A VF-1A VF-1A VF-1A VF-1J VF-1J VF-1J VF-1J VF-1J VF-1J VF-1J VF-1J Story Mission: 2-1 Vrlitwhal City: Ouroboros Research 6 Bowen: Buy for 30,000 Yue: Race 6 (Silver) Bowen: Gangleri Operation Bowen: Buy for 30,000G Story Mission: 3-1 Leopold City: Archipelago Time Capsule 1 Bowen: Buy for 30,000G Daoren: Class-B Hunter Exam Moriconehill: Cactus Vaccine 2 Bowen: Buy for 30,000G N/A Vrlitwhal City: SS-Rank Mission: Stampede

VF-1J Bowen: Buy for 50,000G VF-1S VF-1S VF-1S VF-1S VF-1S VF-1S Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 10,000G Cleef Town: Ouroboros Research 13 Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 40,000G N/A Urthr: S-Rank Mission: Vajra Capture Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 50,000G

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VF-1S Skull (I) VF-1S Skull (II) VF-1S Skull (III) *VF-1S 30th (I) *VF-1S 30th (II) *VF-1S 30th (III) VF-1 Super Pack VF-1 Strike Pack VF-1W Strike Pack VF-11B (I) VF-11B (II) VF-11B (III) VF-11B Isamu (I) VF-11B Isamu (II) VF-11B Isamu (III) VF-11C (I) VF-11C (II) VF-11C (III) VF-11C Mina (I) VF-11C Mina (II) VF-11C Mina (III) VF-11B Super Pack VF-11C Super Pack YF-19 (I) YF-19 (II) YF-19 (III)

VF-1S VF-1S VF-1S VF-1S30th VF-1S30th VF-1S30th VF-1

Daoren: Delivery Order 3 Ramad: Desert Treasure 6 Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 40,000G N/A Vrlitwhal City: Buy for ???G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for ???G Story Mission: 2-4

VF-1 Yue: Race 8 (Silver) VF-1W VF-11B VF-11B VF-11B VF-11B VF-11B VF-11B VF-11C VF-11C VF-11C VF-11C VF-11C Daoren: Class-A Hunter Exam Story Mission: 3-5 Jurgen: Thrudheim Operation 2 Leopold City: Buy for 40,000G Jurgen: B-Rank Mission: Ravens Cleef Town: Ouroboros Research 14 Leopold City: Buy for 40,000G Cleef Town: Buy for 11,500G Ramad: Zentraedi Subjugation Cleef Town: Buy for 40,000G N/A Bowen: Ally of Justice SS

VF-11C Cleef Town: By for 60,000G VF-11B Leopold City: Buy for 11,000G VF-11C Ramad: A-Rank Mission: Lurkers in the Dark YF-19 YF-19 YF-19 Story Mission: 4-4 Urthr: Stolen Vase Jurgen: Buy for 20,000G

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YF-19 Isamu (I) YF-19 Isamu (II) YF-19 Isamu (III) VF-19F (I) VF-19F (II) VF-19F (III) VF-19A Raven (I) VF-19A Raven (II) VF-19A Raven (III) VF-19E Aisha (I) VF-19E Aisha (II) VF-19E Aisha (III) VF-19S (I) VF-19S (II) VF-19S (III)

YF-19 YF-19 YF-19 VF-19F VF-19F VF-19F

N/A Jurgen: Those Who Hunt Vajra Jurgen: Buy for 60,000 Jurgen: Buy for 20,000G Urthr: Havamal Annihilation Jurgen: Buy for 20,000G

VF-19A Moriconehill: Cactus Vaccine 1 VF-19A Verthandi: Glacier's Time Capsule 2 VF-19A Jurgen: Buy for 20,000G VF-19E N/A VF-19E Leopold City: SS-Rank Mission: The Ouroboros Wolf VF-19E Jurgen: Buy for 60,000G VF-19S VF-19S VF-19S Cleef Town: Class-SS Hunter Exam Skuld: Ouroboros Research 19 Jurgen: Buy for 20,000G N/A

VF-19 Kai Basara (I) VF-19 VF-19 Kai Basara (II) VF-19 Kai Basara (III) YF-19 Fast Pack YF-21 (I) YF-21 (II) YF-21 (III) YF-21 Garudo (I) YF-21 Garudo (II) YF-21 Garudo (III) VF-22 (I)

VF-19 Jurgen: Buy for 40,000G VF-19 Jurgen: Buy for 90,000G YF-19 YF-21 YF-21 YF-21 YF-21 YF-21 YF-21 VF-22 Jurgen: Race 6 Moriconehill: Buy for 21,000G Bowen: Bolverkr Operation Moriconehill: Buy for 25,000G N/A Cleef Town: SS-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty Moriconehill: Buy for 60,000G Yue: Find the Level 10 Course Plans

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VF-22 (II) VF-22 (III) VF-22S (I) VF-22S (II) VF-22S (III) VF-22S Max (I) VF-22S Max (II) VF-22S Max (III) VF-22S Millia (I) VF-22S Millia (II) VF-22S Millia (III) VF-22S Gamlin (I) VF-22S Gamlin (II)

VF-22 VF-22 VF-22S VF-22S VF-22S

Verthandi: Strike the Ragnarok Party Moriconehill: Buy for 30,000G Bowen: Baleygr Operation Skuld: Ouroboros Research 20 Moriconehill: Buy for 30,000G

VF-22S N/A VF-22S Ramad: Those Who Hunt Vajra VF-22S Moriconehill: Buy for 50,000G VF-22S VF-22S VF-22S N/A Ramad: SS-Rank Mission: Counterattack Moriconehill: Buy for 50,000

VF-22S N/A VF-22S Cleef Town: Those Who Hunt Vajra

VF-22S Gamlin (III) VF-22S Moriconehill: Buy for 50,000G YF-21 Fast Pack VF-171 (I) VF-171 (II) VF-171 (III) VF-171EX (I) VF-171EX (II) VF-171EX (III) VF-171EX Alto (I) VF-171EX Alto (II) YF-21 VF-171 VF-171 VF-171 VF-171EX VF-171EX VF-171EX Yue: Race 10 (Silver) Story Mission: 5-4 Ramad: Buy for 10,000G Ramad: Buy for 30,00G Vrlitwhal City: Find the Rare Metal Coin 3 Ramad: Buy for 20,000G Ramad: Buy for 40,000G

VF-171EX Cleef Town: Ouroboros Research 12 VF-171EX Ramad: Buy for 10,000G

VF-171EX Alto (III) VF-171EX Ramad: Buy for 30,000G RVF-171 Luca (I) RVF-171 Luca (II) RVF-171EX Ramad: Queadluun-Rau Subjugation RVF-171EX Ramad: Buy for 10,000G 90

RVF-171 Luca (III) VF-171EX Gamesu (I) VF-171EX Gamesu (II) VF-171EX Gamesu (III) RVF-171EX Ramad: Buy for 40,000G VF-171EX N/A VF-171EX Ramad: Buy for 40,000G VF-171EX Ramad: Buy for 90,000G Ramad: Buy for 22,000G Story Mission: 6-5 Urthr: Buy for ???G Urthr: Buy for ???G N/A Urthr: Buy for ???G Urthr: Buy for ???G Urthr: Buy for 25,000G Urthr: Buy for ???G Urthr: Buy for ???G N/A Moriconehill: S-Rank Mission: Convoy SOS Urthr: Buy for ???G

VF-171EX Armored VF-171EX Pack YF-25 (I) YF-25 (II) YF-25 (III) YF-25 Leon (I) YF-25 Leon (II) YF-25 Leon (III) VF-25A (I) VF-25A (II) VF-25A (III) VF-25F Alto (I) VF-25F Alto (II) VF-25F Alto (III) VF-25G Michael (I) YF-25 YF-25 YF-25 YF-25 YF-25 YF-25 VF-25A VF-25A VF-25A VF-25F VF-25F VF-25F

VF-25G N/A

VF-25G Michael (II) VF-25G Verthandi: SS-Rank Mission: Revenge of the Bounty VF-25G Michael (III) VF-25G Urthr: Buy for ???G RVF-25 Luca (I) RVF-25 Luca (II) RVF-25 Luca (III) VF-25S (I) RVF-25 RVF-25 RVF-25 VF-25S N/A Moriconehill: Those who hunt Vajra Urthr: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for 28,000G

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VF-25S (II) VF-25S (III) VF-25S Ozma (I) VF-25S Ozma (II) VF-25S Ozma (III) *VF-25F 30th (I) *VF-25F 30th (II) *VF-25F (III) VF-25 Super Pack

VF-25S VF-25S VF-25S VF-25S

Verthandi: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G N/A Skuld: The Red Spectre

VF-25S Verthandi: Buy for ???G VF-25F30th VF-25F30th VF-25F30th N/A Urthr: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G

VF-25 Urthr: Race 2 (Silver)

VF-25 Armored Pack VF-25 Skuld: Gagnarthor Operation VF-25 Tornado Pack VF-25 Urthr: Stolen Tea Set VF-27 Beta (I) VF-27 Beta (II) VF-27 Beta (III) VF-27 Gamma (I) VF-27 Gamma (II) VF-27 Gamma (III) VF-27 G. Riron (I) VF-27 G. Riron (II) VF-27 G. Riron (III) VF-27 G. Brera (I) VF-27 G. Brera (II) VF-27 G. Brera (III) VF-27 Super Pack YF-29 (I) YF-29 (II) YF-29 (III) YF-29 Alto (I) VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 VF-27 Skuld: Buy for 27,000G Skuld: Buy for ???G Skuld: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Vajra Rescue Skuld: Buy for ???G Skuld: Buy for ???G N/A Skuld: Buy for ???G Skuld: Buy for ???G N/A Raghbar: Those Who Hunt Vajra Skuld: Buy for ???G

VF-27 Urthr: Race 6 (Silver) YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 Story Mission: 8-1 Verthandi: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G N/A

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YF-29 Alto (II) YF-29 Alto (III) YF-29 Isamu (I) YF-29 Isamu (II) YF-29 Isamu (III) YF-29 Ozma (I) YF-29 Ozma (II) YF-29 Ozma (III) YF-29 Rod (I) YF-29 Rod (II) YF-29 Rod (III) *YF-29 30th (I) *YF-29 30th (II) *YF-29 30th (III) YF-29 Super Pack YF-30 (I) YF-30 (II) YF-30 (III) VB-6 (I) VB-6 (II) VB-6 (III) Regult (I) Regult (II) Regult (III) Powered Suit (I) Powered Suit (II) Powered Suit (III) Queadluun-Rau (I) Queadluun-Rau (II) Queadluun-Rau (III) Queadluun-Rau

YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 YF-29 30th YF-29 30th YF-29 30th

Verthandi: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G N/A Verthandi: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G Moriconehill: Alfathr Operation Verthandi: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G N/A Verthandi: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G N/A Verthandi: Buy for ???G Verthandi: Buy for ???G

YF-29 Cleef Town: Ouroboros Research 16 YF-30 YF-30 YF-30 VB-6 VB-6 VB-6 Story Mission: 8-5 Skuld: Buy for ???G Skuld: Buy for ???G Ramad: Buy for 24,000G Ramad: Buy for 30,000G Ramad: Buy for 40,000G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 3,000G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 20,000G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 50,000G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 2,000G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 20,000G

Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 50,000G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 4,000G Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 20,000G

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Millia (I) Queadluun-Rau Millia (II) Queadluun-Rau Millia (III) Nousjadeul-Ger (I) Nousjadeul-Ger (II) Nousjadeul-Ger (III) Queadluun-Rea (I) Queadluun-Rea (II) Queadluun-Rea (III)

(MF) Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 30,000G (MF) Vrlitwhal City: Buy for 60,000G Raghbar: Buy for ???G Raghbar: Buy for 20,000G Raghbar: Buy for 50,000G Raghbar: Buy for 5,000G Raghbar: Buy for 20,000G

Raghbar: Buy for 50,000G

Queadluun-Rea Klan- (KK) N/A Klan (I) Queadluun-Rea Klan- (KK) Urthr: S-Rank Mission: Guardian Paradise Klan (II) Queadluun-Rea Klan- (KK) Raghbar: Buy for 60,000G Klan (III)

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SHOP INVENTORIES
The following tables detail which items are sold in the shops of which town, and how much they cost. After clearing the game, and playing through again in New Game Plus, shops will have additional items in stock. These items, which are only available in New Game Plus, are printed in BLUE text. For the Japanese/English translations of items, refer to the Items section; all items should be listed in the following tables in the same order that they appear in the shops' inventories.

DAOREN YURIA
Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Cost Item Name Cost 100 200 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 50,000 200 Ammo Box (Sub-3) 100 VF-0S Blueprints (I) 2,000 VF-0D Blueprints (III) 1,000 VF-0A Blueprints (III) 2,000 VF-0S Blueprints (III) 100 VF-0S Skull Blueprints (III) 100 VF-0A Shin Blueprints (III)

VRLITWHAL CITY YURIA


Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Simple Fold Booster VF-1S Blueprints (I) VF-1S Blueprints (III) VF-1S Ichijo Blueprints (III) VF-1S Skull Blueprints (III) Cost Item Name Cost 2,000 20,000 50,000 3,000 20,000 50,000 4,000 20,000 50,000 5,000 30,000 60,000 240 Powered Suit Blueprints (I) 1,200 Powered Suit Blueprints (II) 2,400 Powered Suit Blueprints (III) 1,200 Regult Blueprints (I) 2,400 Regult Blueprints (II) 120 Regult Blueprints (III) 120 Queadluun-Rau Blueprints (I) 120 Queadluun-Rau Blueprints (II) 2,000 Queadluun-Rau Blueprints (III) 10,000 Queadluun-Rau MF Blueprints (I) 40,000 Queadluun-Rau MF Blueprints (II) 40,000 Queadluun-Rau MF Blueprints (III) 50,000

YUE YURIA
Item Name Repair Kit I Cost Item Name Cost 600 95 260 Proximity Mine I

Repair Kit II Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Hand Grenade I Hand Grenade II Plasma Grenade I Plasma Grenade II

1,300 Proximity Mine II 130 SV-51 Alpha Blueprints (I) 130 SV-51 Alpha Blueprints (III) 130 SV-51 Gamma Blueprints (III) 400 SV-51 G. Nora Blueprints (II) 800 SV-51 G. Nora Blueprints (III) 800 SV-51 G. Ivanov Blueprints (II) 1,600 SV-51 G. Ivanov Blueprints (III)

1,200 3,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 90,000 40,000 90,000

LEOPOLD CITY YURIA


Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Restoration Kit I Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Hand Grenade I Hand Grenade II Cost Item Name Cost 800 1,600 600 1,200 11,000 40,000 40,000 300 Plasma Grenade I 1,500 Plasma Grenade II 1,500 Proximity Mine I 150 Proximity Mne II 150 VF-11 Super Pack Blueprints 150 VF-11B Blueprints (III) 400 VF-11B Isamu Blueprints (III) 800

BOWEN YURIA
Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Steak (150g) Cost Item Name Cost 800 1,800 1,000 20,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 50,000 280 Pineapple Salad 1,400 Pineapple Cake (Block) 2,800 Hippo-Cow Ice Cream 1,400 Dyaus Eggs 2,800 VF-1A Blueprints (III) 140 VF-1A Skull Blueprints (III) 140 VF-1J Blueprints (III) 140 VF-1J Ichijo Blueprints (III) 1,500 VF-1J Mylene Blueprints (III)

CLEEF TOWN SIERRA


Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Cost Item Name Cost 9,000 150 96 300 Restoration Kit IV 1,500 Ammo Box (Sub-1)

Repair Kit III Repair Kit IV Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Restoration Kit III

3,000 Ammo Box (Sub-2) 4,500 Ammo Box (Sub-3) 1,500 VF-11C Blueprints (I) 3,000 VF-11C Blueprints (III) 6,000 VF-11C Mina Blueprints (III)

150 150 11,500 40,000 60,000

MORICONEHILL - SIERRA
Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Restoration Kit I Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Steak (150g) Pineapple Salad Pineapple Cake (Block) Cost Item Name Cost 1,000 21,000 25,000 30,000 30,000 60,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 320 Hippo-Cow Ice Cream 1,600 YF-21 Blueprints (I) 1,600 YF-21 Blueprints (III) 160 VF-22 Blueprints (III) 160 VF-22S Blueprints (III) 160 YF-21 Guld Blueprints (III) 1,500 VF-22S Max Blueprints (III) 800 VF-22S Millia Blueprints (III) 1,800 VF-22S Gamlin Blueprints (III)

RAMAD - SIERRA
Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Ammo Box (Sub-1) Hand Grenade I Hand Grenade II Plasma Grenade I Plasma Grenade II Proximity Mine I Proximity Mine II VF-171EX Armored Pack Blueprints VB-6 Blueprints (I) VB-6 Blueprints (II) Cost Item Name Cost 40,000 10,000 30,000 20,000 40,000 10,000 30,000 10,000 40,000 40,000 90,000 380 VB-6 Blueprints (III) 1,900 VF-171 Blueprints (II) 190 VF-171 Blueprints (III) 400 VF-171EX Blueprints (II) 800 VF-171EX Blueprints (III( 800 VF-171EX Alto Blueprints (II) 1,600 VF-171EX Alto Blueprints (III) 600 VF-171EX Luca Blueprints (II) 1,200 VF-171EX Luca Blueprints (III) 22,000 VF-171EX Ganesu Blueprints (II) 24,000 VF-171EX Ganesu Blueprints (III) 30,000

RAGHBAR - SIERRA
Item Name Repair Kit I Cost Item Name Cost 170 97 340 Ammo Box (Sub-1)

Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Repair Kit IV Repair Kit V Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Restoration Kit III Restoration Kit IV Restoration Kit V

1,700 Ammo Box (Sub-2) 3,400 Ammo Box (Sub-3) 5,100 Nousjadeul-Ger Blueprints (II) 10,200 Nousjadeul-Ger Blueprints (III) 1,700 Queadluun-Rea Blueprints (I) 3,400 Queadluun-Rea Blueprints (II) 6,800 Queadluun-Rea Blueprints (III) 10,200 Queadluun-Rea Klan Blueprints (III) 20,400

170 170 20,000 50,000 5,000 20,000 50,000 60,000

URTHR - MADIS
Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Repair Kit IV Repair Kit V Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Restoration Kit III Cost Item Name Cost 12,000 24,000 200 200 200 700 2,000 25,000 400 Restoration Kit IV 2,000 Restoration Kit V 4,000 Ammo Box (Sub-1) 6,000 Ammo Box (Sub-2) 12,000 Ammo Box (Sub-3) 2,000 High-Performance Radar 4,000 Simple Fold Booster 8,000 VF-25A Blueprints (I)

VERTHANDI - MADIS
Item Name Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Repair Kit IV Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Restoration Kit III Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Cost Item Name Cost 1,500 3,000 800 2,400 1,800 3,600 1,000 2,500 28,000 420 Steak (150g) 2,100 Steak (170g) 4,200 Pineapple Salad 6,300 Pineapple Salad (Large) 12,600 Pineapple Cake (Block) 12,600 Pineapple Cake (Half) 8,400 Hippo-Cow Ice Cream 210 Ultimate Hippo-Cow Ice Cream 210 VF-25S Blueprints (I) 210

SKULD - MADIS
Item Name Cost Item Name Cost 98

Repair Kit I Repair Kit II Repair Kit III Repair Kit IV Restoration Kit I Restoration Kit II Restoration Kit III Ammo Box (Sub-1) Ammo Box (Sub-2) Ammo Box (Sub-3) Hand Grenade I Hand Grenade II

440 Hand Grenade III 2,200 Hand Grenade IV 4,400 Plasma Grenade I 6,600 Plasma Grenade II 13,200 Plasma Grenade III 13,200 Plasma Grenade IV 8,800 Proximity Mine I 220 Proximity Mine II 220 Proximity Mine III 220 Proximity Mine IV 400 VF-27 Beta Blueprints (I) 800

1,600 3,200 800 1,600 3,200 6,400 600 1,200 2,400 4,800 27,000

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SECRETS & EXTRAS


Macross 30 features a small number of special, extra content beyond the requisite trophies. You can apply custom music to support skills, unlock an Ultimate Difficulty setting, and start the game over with a New Game Plus function.

NEW GAME PLUS


After clearing the game, you will be prompted to save your cleared game data. Loading the cleared data will allow you to start a New Game Plus! New Game Plus lets you re-select the game's difficulty level (it will also unlock Ultimate difficulty), and lets you carry over all aircraft, pilots, pilot levels and stats, and aircraft parts. It will also unlock the option to replace Leon with any of the NPC pilots. Keep in mind that quest-related items and tomes do NOT carry over to New Game Plus. In New Game Plus, Town Shops carry many additional itemsmost notably new, high-rank aircraft blueprints. See the Shops & Items section for shop inventories.

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VANQUISH RACES
There are a number of "races" you can complete to earn special items in the game. The first set of islands can be found in the Yuria field, in the town of Yue. Yue Races Course Name 1 Island Course

Gold Reward () Mishima Mushroom (Strength)

Silver Reward (150g) Steak (150g) Pineapple Salad

Bronze Reward Hand Grenade II Proximity Mine II

() Merry-Go-Round Mishima Mushroom (Spiritia) () Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) The Britai Stretch Shooting () Mishima Mushroom (Speed)

SV-51 Plasma Grenade II SV-51 Twin Booster Blueprints (I) Afterburner II Hippo-Cow Ice Cream Restoration Kit II Repair Kit III

() The Daoren Arch Mishima Mushroom (Defense) The Twin Heights () Mishima Mushroom (Melee) () Mishima Mushroom (Ranged)

VF-1A High-Performance VF-1A Skull Blueprints Radar (I) Afterburner III VF-1 VF-1 Strike Pack Blueprints () Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) VF-21 Fast Pack Hand Grenade III Proximity Mine III

The Sea Pillars

() Mishima Mushroom (Strength) Vrlitwhal City Shooting Range () Mishima Mushroom Yuria Archipelago (Spiritia) Sightseeing Tour Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level)

Plasma Grenade III Restoration Kit III

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Jurgen Races 101

Course Name 1

Gold Reward

Silver Reward

Bronze Reward

A () Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) Speed Course A Little Resort Drag Race Dinosaur Rock () Mishima Mushroom (Speed) () Mishima Mushroom (Defense) () Mishima Mushroom (Melee) () Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) High-Performance Radar Hand Grenade V Proximity Mine V

() Pineapple Cake (Half) Hand Grenade IV () Pineapple Salad (Large) Proximity Mine IV (170g) Steak (170g) Ultimate Hippo-Cow Ice Cream Afterburner IV YF-19 Fast Pack Blueprints Mishima Mushroom (Melee) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level) Afterburner V Sharon's AI Chip Plasma Grenade IV Restoration Kit IV Repair Kit V Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Level) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (?) Lkion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (?) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (?)

Champion of the Pillars

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9 10

Plasma Grenade V Restoration Kit V

Urthr Races Course Name 1 ATTACK CUBE! Attack Cube!

Gold Reward

Silver Reward

Bronze Reward Repair Kit V

() Lion's Mark Mishima Hippo-Cow Ice Cream Mushroom (Melee) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Ranged)

Urthr's Rocky Island

VF-25 Restoration Kit V VF-25 Super Pack Blueprints

() VF High-Performance Valkyrie Maneuvers () Pineapple Cake Radar (Whole) 102

Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Strength) 4 ( Hand Grenade V () ) Gavokku Biathalon Lion's Mark Mishima Pineapple Salad Mushroom (Spiritia) (Zentora) Siege (200g) Steak (200g) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Concentration) () Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (Ranged) Proximity Mine V Afterburner IV Eel Tuna Simple Fold Booster

HIDE and SEEK Hide and Seek

VF-27 Plasma Grenade V VF-27 Super Pack Blueprints Afterburner V Klan's Ribbon Michael's Broken Glasses Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (?) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (?) Lion's Mark Mishima Mushroom (?)

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SLATE LOCATIONS LIST


Slate tablets serve as the "random pointless collectible" item of Macross 30. There is no point to collecting these items, save to unlock certain trophies. There are 100 total pieces of slate, and you earn one trophy for finding half the amount and one for finding all of them. They appear in the field the same as quest-related itemsblue item markers. No. Location 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Near the stone pillar by Leopold City. Near the stone pillar by Leopold City. Near the stone pillar by Leopold City. Near the stone pillar by Leopold City. Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. No. Location 51 Archipelago cocoon. 52 Archipelago cocoon. 53 Desert cocoon. 54 Archipelago cocoon, near Vafudr. 55 Archipelao cocoon. 56 Inside the Gangleri Ruins. 57 Archipelago cocoon, West of Yue after 4-2. 58 Archipelago cocoon, between Mimir and Ratatoskr after 4-1. 59 Desert cocoon. 60 Desert cocoon, Northwest of Alfathr. 61 Desert cocoon. 62 Inside the Alfathr Ruins. 63 Desert cocoon. 64 Base of stone column East of Ratatoskr. 65 Archipelago cocoon. 66 Desert cocoon. 67 Inside the Sanngetall Ruins. 68 Archipelago cocoon, on island North of Vrlitwhal City. 69 Archipelago cocoon, South of Gangleri Ruins. 70 Archipelago cocoon. 71 Archipelago cocoon, near Baleygr Ruins. 72 Glacier cocoon. 73 Desert cocoon. 74 Inside the Verthandi Ruins. 75 Archipelago cocoon, Southeast of Pharos Base/on same island as Bolverkr Ruins.

10 Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. 11 Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. 12 Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. 13 Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. 14 Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. 15 Near the stone pillar by Vrlitwhal City. 16 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 17 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 18 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 19 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 20 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 21 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 22 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 23 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 24 Near the stone pillar by Bowen. 25 Near the stone pillar by Bowen.

26 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 76 Desert cocoon.

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27 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 77 Inside the Hroptr Ruins. 28 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 78 Archipelago cocoon, on the eastern side of the southern island split in two after 4-2. 29 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 79 Archipelago cocoon, East side of the same island as Gangleri Ruins after 4-2. 30 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 80 Inside the Gagnrathr Ruins. 31 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 81 Glacier cocoon. 32 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 82 Archipelago cocoon. 33 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 83 Archipelago cocoon. 34 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 84 Glacier cocoon. 35 Near the stone pillar by the Bolverkr Ruins. 85 Glacier cocoon. 36 On the floating island near Mimir. 37 Inside the Bolverkr Ruins. 38 Desert cocoon, East of Orukozu/South of Cleef Town. 39 Desert cocoon, North of Alfathr. 40 Desert cocoon. 41 Desert cocoon. 42 Archipelago cocoon. 43 Desert cocoon. 44 Base of stone pillar on island in Southwest of Yuria Archipelago. 45 Inside the Baleygr Ruins. 46 Archipelago cocoon. 47 Archipelago cocoon. 48 Desert cocoon. 49 Base of the stone pillar near Yue. 50 Inside the Vafudr Ruins. 86 Inside the Lalc Ruins. 87 Glacier cocoon, North-Northwest of Lalc Ruins. 88 Glacier cocoon. 89 Glacier cocoon, in the sea East of Gefion. 90 Glacier cocoon. 91 Archipelago cocoon, on far side of island Northeast of Faros Base after 4-2. 92 Desert Cocoon, Northwest of Alfathr Ruins. 93 Glacier cocoon. 94 Glacier cocoon. 95 Glacier cocoon. 96 Glacier cocoon. 97 Glacier cocoon. 98 Glacier cocoon, Southeast of Verthandi. 99 Glacier cocoon. 100 Inside Gurazuheimu Fortress.

Please note that some Slates will not appear until certain chapters.

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TROPHY LIST
I've taken the liberty of dividing the trophy list between those trophies that show up automatically in the XMB list (normal trophies) and those that are hidden.

Normal Trophies
Trophy Endurance Player Top of Ouroboros' Charts VEGA Vega Black Cardholder Professor Valkyrie Face the Ancients' Mystery Macross All-Stars Aisha's Already Satisfied! Treasure Hunter Devoted Songstress Fan Totsugeki Love Heart Missile Fairy Titanium Task-Force Medal Infighting Attacker Missile Breaker Variable Fighter The 'I Want To Fly!' Sickness Type Bronze Bronze Requirements Play the game for 30 hours. Obtain 500,000G.

Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze

Spend 300,000G. Obtain 100 blueprints. Find 50 pieces of Slate (). Unlock all characters. Develop additional equipment for all aircraft (other than DLC). Visit all of the caves, ruins, bases and fields. Use all of the support-skill songs. Sortie 100 times. Fire 20,000 missiles. Shoot down 1,500 enemy aircraft. Destroy 100 enemies with melee attacks. Use AMS to shoot down 500 missiles. Transform 2,000 times. Total travel distance exceeds 10,000km.

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Ace Pilot The Strongest Leon SSS SSS-Rank Hunter Aisha's Already Happy! Ouroboros' Fastest Racer Top of the Galaxy's Charts Solve the Ancients' Mystery SORTIE EXPLOSION Sortie Explosion Missile Bomber Roy Focker's Medal Headshot Master S.M.S SMS Elite Ouroboros Branch Fully-Tuned Machines

Bronze Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Gold Gold

Clear the game on Normal difficulty (or higher). Attain maximum level with Leon Sakaki. Clear all Hunter Guild quests. Develop all aircraft to Rank 3. Achieve gold record time in all of the Vanquish Races. Obtain 100,000G. Find all 100 pieces of Slate (). Sortie 200 times. Fire 50,000 missiles. Shoot down 3,000 enemy aircraft. Achieve 150 headshots. Attain maximum level with 10 characters. Completely tune 10 aircraft.

Hidden Trophies
Trophy Beginning of the Story Type Bronze Requirements Clear Chapter 1. Clear Chapter 2. Clear Chapter 3. Clear Chapter 4. Clear Chapter 5.

Bronze Encounter Beyond Time & Space The New Heaven & Earth Leon's Past, Memories of Mina Parting of Ways Bronze Bronze Bronze

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Birth of a New Songstress Sharon's Temptation Yuruva Agahe! Ultimate Ace Pilot Who Will You Kiss? Voices Across the Galaxy

Bronze Bronze Bronze Gold Gold Platinum

Clear Chapter 6. Clear Chapter 7. Clear Chapter 8. Clear the game on Ultimate difficulty. View all three endings. Earn all other trophies in Macross 30.

To obtain the "Treasure Hunter" trophy, you will need to re-enter the final dungeon and exit it (the game automatically warps you out of the dungeon during the story mission, so that visit is not counted towards the trophy). You will earn the trophy once you exit. There are three different endings to view: the Mina Ending, the Aisha Ending, and the Everyone ending. To get the Mina Ending, rescue Mina first during the final boss battle, wait 1-2 minutes, then rescue Aisha; to get the Aisha ending, rescue Aisha first during the final boss battle, wait 1-2 minutes, then rescue Mina; to get the Everyone ending, you must rescue both Mina and Aisha as quickly as possible (less than 1-2 minutes).

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CUSTOM MUSIC
Macross 30 uses has a very limited custom-music feature. From the options menu, can can choose to replace certain game tracks with music saved on your PS3. Please note that you can only replace music that is used for support skills. (When you have a singer as your support and activate their support skill by pressing circle and cross). Select which tracks you want to replace from the options menu accessed via the My Ship menu (see Menu Translations section for details). You are allowed to make 3 sets of combinations-playlist 1, playlist 2 and playlist 3. Use the shoulder buttons (R1 and L1) to cycle between playlist tabs. On the left hand side of the screen are the songs currently assigned to the set. (By default, all three sets are the same, so you won't notice any change when you press R1/L1). Select the song you want to replace and press circle to see a list of the audio tracks you have stored on your Playstation 3's HDD. Simply choose which of your own music you want to replace the game music, and when you're done press Square and confirm by selecting "yes." If, at any time, you want to remove all of the custom audio selections, simply press the select button to return everything to its default state. Before exiting the menu, make sure you've got the playlist you want to use highlighted (remember to use the shoulder buttons to cycle between all three playlists). Press the start button, and you should be good to go. The next time you activate a support skill with a musician (Triangle + Circle), you should hear your custom music instead of the default song.

DLC AIRCRAFT
Macross 30 has a small number of DLC Aircraft, all of which (so far) are re-skins of aircraft that exist in-game. All DLC aircraft are available in the hangar upon completion of the tutorial missions (at the commencement of chapter 1-4). Aircraft VF-1 VF-25 Sheryl & Ranka Markings YF-29 Release Date Feb. 28, 2013 Feb. 28, 2013 Feb. 28, 2013 Free with all first-printings of the game. Cost

DLC aircraft do not have different color sets to choose from; the special skins are typically show colorsvibrant, detailed illustrations of songstresses from the Macross franchise emblazoned across the Valkryies' fuselage.

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MISCELLANY
The Miscellany section is, well, a dumping ground for miscellaneous content that, while important enough to justify inclusion in the guide, is not important enough to necessitate its own unique section. Want to see the FAQ part of the FAQ/Guide? This is where you'll find it. Want to see what fine people have contributed to the construction of this guide? This is where you'll find them. Want to find my email address so you can forward me your questions/comments/concerns? Again: right here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Will this game ever be localized in English and released outside of Japan? Is this game import-friendly? No. There is absolutely zero possibility of this or any other Macross game ever being localized. Yes and no. It's not a pure action game, like previous Artdink titles, so it does require greater familiarity with menus, text, etc. and a willingness to wade through vast amounts of dialog and exposition. The Hybrid Pack Macross titles (for PS3) are much more import-friendly, but it is my hope that, with this guide, anyone should be able to easily import and enjoy the game without any knowledge of Japanese.

Is this game similar to the PSP Macross Yes and no. The basic mechanics are the same, but the games? controls are somewhat different--more refined. See the Controls section of this guide for details. It also incorporates many RPG elements, like side-questing, inventory management, and a leveling system. Why can't I find X item for Y delivery quest? Whenever a delivery quest opens up, its corresponding item(s) spawn in the field. This means you can pick up quest items before you accept their quest. So, if you've got a delivery quest and can't seem to find the necessary item, odds are that you picked it up earlier and either A) it's sitting in your inventory right now and you can complete the quest immediately, oras seems to be more often be the caseyou have moved it into storage. Remember, you can sort your inventories with the select button, and that all delivery-quest items are marked with a delivery quest icon (a box with and exclamation point). Do not worry: it is impossible to sell unique quest items.

I have an item in my inventory that is I've actually gone and deleted several pages of item not in your translation guide. What is it? translations from the guide, because those items simply weren't important. Look at the item's icon: it is either an aircraft part, for use in the Mechanic's Room (see that section of the guide for details on what those icons look like) in which case the only thing that matters is its point value.

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How do I find aircraft parts?

Aircraft parts drop from enemies in the form of item spheres, which you much gather; you can also find them in cargo containers throughout the fields and dungeons. The stronger the enemy you defeat, the better the quality of the parts it will drop.

What's the best way to grind for aircraft Dungeons, dungeons, dungeons. Running through parts? dungeons is the most efficient way to grind parts because they have a much higher density of enemy units compared to the field (which means you'll be able to kill far more enemies in a shorter period of time); because the confined space means you'll be spending most, if not all, of your time in GERWALK or Battroid form, making it easier to find and pick up item spheres; and because item containers in dungeons re-spawn, granting you even more potential aircraft parts. Are the stat bonuses from mushrooms temporary or permanent? Apparently they are permanent, but I have not verified this myself.

I'm getting a red message and a buzzing Your aircraft's inventory space is finite. You can only sound when I try to pick up items. What hold 30 different types of item, and each item can only is this and why is it happening? be stacked so high. You can, for example, carry 255 Ouroboros Stones, but only 8 Repair Kit IIs. That red message is telling you that you have insufficient inventory space to obtain the item. This means you already have a full stack of whatever item it is, or have reached the maximum 30/30 limit. Remember, you can remove items from you inventory with the square button if you nee to free up space. Is Roy Focker in the game? How do I play as someone other than Leon? No. You can only select different pilots after clearing the game, in New Game Plus.

Why can't I use the Fire Valkyrie/Nekki Only Basara is allowed to pilot the Fire Valkyrie, and Basara? conversely, Basara is not allowed to pilot any aircraft other than the Fire Valkyrie. Why aren't all of your translations 100% accurate? Two reasons. First and foremost, don't expect perfectionI'm far from fluent. Second, in many cases I avoid direct translations in order to best convey information as directly and concisely as possible. For translation guides such as this, clarity is paramount.

How do I earn the "Who will you kiss?" Currently, I'm not certain. As far as I know, no one has trophy? obtained this trophy yet.

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UPDATE LOG
Version 0.50: basic guide created March 11, 2013. Version 0.51: added lots of item information & guild quest information for the Yuria Archipelago region. Version 0.65: added a ton of hunter quest information, item information, and shop information. Version 0.70: added (complete!) Skills & Field Maps sections. Version 0.75: added first half of Jurgen races & 71 guild quests. Version 0.76: finished town inventory section; revised town inventory section & items section to take up less space (so many tables). Version 0.77: some minor corrections & additions; added Slate Locations List. Version 0.80: added 10 more guild quests (196/200); completed story quest information. Version 0.90: completed guild quest information (200/200); added time-frame information for guild quests; added blueprint information; added chapter 1 summary; added location information for delivery quest items. Version 0.91: completed blueprints information; removed aircraft parts translation. Version 0.92: re-wrote menu translations section for enhanced clarity; posted web version on RedShoulders blog. Version 0.93: bunch of small suff: added notes to trophy list; removed shop stuff from items section (didn't seem useful); filled in missing rewards for races; added in some details for a few of the trickier quests (explicitly stating where to go); completed the special equipment item list (I think?); fixed a bunch of romanizations (like vanquish races instead of bankisshu races); added two additional translations to gallery war records list; final glacier map; some additional character information; etc. Version 0.94: re-worked version numbers to account for the fact that the guide is slightly less-finished than I'd thought; re-inserted item box photo-translation; made some corrections to hunter guild quest information; added information to hunter guild quests section; added questions to frequently asked questions section in response to emails. Version 0.95: small update to guild quest information; re-inserted shop inventories, this time in a unique section, due to multiple requests; right-justified money data in tables for greater clarity; fixed romanizations; Version 0.95B: very small update, basically just finished filling-out the time-frames for all of the guild quests, added and altered the frequently asked questions sections, and fixed a surprisingly small number of typos. Version 0.96: added in all of the missing skill icons!

CREDITS & ACKNOWLEGMENTS


I'd like to thank the following wonderful people for helping me construct this guide. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you very much! Stephen Hampton Hong Ip Zach Zimmerman Chronocidal, of MacrossWorld Juton, of MacrossWorld Game screenshots Gallery combat record information Game screenshots Guild quest information Map information 112

VF-15 Banshee, of MacrossWorld Dragon Knight Tonal, of GameFAQs Hayatekanzaki, of GameFAQs Leifang2000, of GameFAQs Paltheos, of GameFAQs SkyYuyuo, of MacrossWorld 2Chan M30 Wiki Summary (JPN Source) Macross 30 Wiki (JPN Source)

Guild quest information Typo correction & map information Character information & chapter 1 summary information Custom music information Guild quest information Auto-skill icon information Map information & skill information. Guild quest infromation & item information.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns or contributions for me, please feel free to contact me at mwulf.0079@gmail.com

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