Follow the command and tutorial when prompted. Learn about the moves, controls, and basic game mechanics.
After clearing the short tutorial segment, you will obtain:
- (Sticker) Dash: Quickly drag Neku to dash. At the very start of his dash, Neku is untouchable, allowing him to slip past oncoming enemy attacks.
- (Book) Escaping from Battle: To escape from battle, press START to pause combat, then select "Gotta bounce!" Escaping never fails, but it may tick off your partner.
You will also obtain your first mission: "Reach 104 in 60 minutes. Fail, and face erasure."
Statue of Hachiko
You'll end up in a couple of battles against a few Dixiefrogs. You will also enter into a pact with Shiki automatically during the cutscene.
Pyrokinesis; (Book) Bottom-screen Combat (DS), Controlling Combat (Solo/Final Remix), Boot/Reboot, CONTROLS/Drag
Once all frogs are defeated, head to 104.
Return to Scramble Crossing and head north toward the 104 Building. After a scene, head back toward the 104 Building. A Reaper will send some Noise after you that serve as a tutorial for top-screen combat (DS version only). Attacking the enemy on either screen will hurt it, so make sure to follow the puck that travels between Neku and Shiki, as it indicates a combo. In Solo Remix and Final Remix, Shiki is represented by a pin, which Neku can use alongside his other pins in combat. Try to mix in Shiki's attacks with Neku's in order to build a combo. Defeat the enemies in the following battles to face the chapter's boss.
|Miniboss: Mosh Grizzly|
Not very hard, but still tough. Continuously set the bear on fire and have Neku dodge his vicious slashes. Make use of both characters in order to chain combos; together, the two should defeat the bear relatively quickly.
500 yen and Scarletite; (Book) Top-screen Combat, Dual-screen Combat, Follow That Puck! (DS); (Book) So I Beat the Enemy..., Cross Combos (Solo/Final Remix)