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for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PlayStation 2)
Monster Arena Prizes
Reaching a different rank in the Monster Arena will earn you an item and a special award from Morrie. Here is a list of all the prizes you get for reaching the different ranks.
Reach Rank G Strength Ring
Reach Rank G Three Additional Reserve Monster Slots
Reach Rank F Bunny Suit
Reach Rank F Option To Fight Against Your Team
Reach Rank E Ring of Clarity
Reach Rank E Call Team Ability For Hero
Reach Rank D Mighty Armlet
Reach Rank D Three Additional Reserve Monster Slots
Reach Rank C Saint's Ashes
Reach Rank B Bardiche of Binding
Reach Rank B Second Monster Team
Reach Rank A Hero Spear
Reach Rank A Unlock Rank S
Reach Rank S Dragon Robe
Reach Rank S No Entry Fees
Reach Rank S Hero Statue
Here is a list of what the rewards will be when you cash in your mini medals to Princess Minnie.
110 Mini Medals Flail of Destruction
90 Mini Medals Metal King Helmet
99 Mini Medals Dangerous Bustier
83 Mini Medals Orichalcum
68 Mini Medals Miracle Sword
75 Mini Medals Sacred Armour
60 Mini Medals Meteroite Bracer
52 Mini Medals Gold Nugget
36 Mini Medals Posh Waistcoat
45 Mini Medals Staff of Divine Wrath
28 Mini Medals Fishnet Stockings
Dodgy Dave's Hidden Shop
After doing certain events in the story Dodgy Dave will open his special shop. He will ask for one thing and give you a prize in return.
Give Dodgy Dave a Special Medicine 500 Gold
Give Dodgy Dave a Reinforced Boomerang 1200 Gold
Give Dodgy Dave Ring of Immunity Bandit Axe
Give Dodgy Dave Robe of Serenity 6000 Gold
Give Dodgy Dave Sandstorm Spear Happy Hat
Give Dodgy Dave Crimson Robe Big Boss Shield
Below is a list of alternate costumes. You get most of them for Jessica but much later you will get one for the Hero. Simply equip a certain piece of armor and that character will look like that.
Equip the Dangerous Bustier on Jessica. Dangerous Bustier Jessica
Equip Jessica's Outfit on Jessica. Jessica's Outfit
Equip the Dancer's Costume on Jessica. Dancer's Costume Jessica
Equip the Bunny Suit, Bunny Ears, and Fishnet Stockings on Jessica. Bunny Girl Jessica
Equip the Magic Bikini on Jessica. Magic Bikini Jessica
Equip the Divine Bustier on Jessica. Divine Bustier Jessica
Equip the Dragovian Armor and Dragovian Helmet on Hero. Dragovian Armor Hero
Beat the bonus dungeon and final boss again.
Spend a certain amount of Casino tokens to obtain these items.
Spend 200,000 Tokens at Baccarat. Gringham Whip
Spend 10,000 Tokens at Baccarat. Falcon Blade
Spend 5,000 Tokens at Baccarat. Saint's Ashes
Spend 3,000 Tokens at Baccarat. Spangled Dress
Spend 1,000 Tokens at Baccarat. Prayer Ring
Spend 5,000 Tokens at Pickham. Platinum Headgear
Spend 3,000 Tokens at Pickham. Rune Staff
Spend 1,500 Tokens at Pickham. Titan Belt
Spend 1,000 Tokens at Pickham. Agility Ring
Spend 500 Tokens at Pickham. Silver Platter
Spend 100 Tokens at Pickham. Magic Water
Spend 50,000 Tokens at Baccarat. Liquid Metal Armor
Obtain the Gospel Ring
To obtain the Gospel Ring, which when equipped will eliminate random battles, you must fight all 295 monsters in the game. After that go to the battle records and go to the enemies defeated section and you will get the Gospel Ring.
Fight all 295 monsters in the game Gospel Ring
After you beat the game, there will be a bonus dungeon called Dragonvian Trials.
For alchemical processes, the game measures the distance your buttwad hero travels. To speed up the concoction, do your alchemical mix and locate a house or space where your hero can walk against the wall or corner. Tilt the joystick off center to get your hero moving and keep it steady. You can use rubber bands, an eraser, paper clips, or just rest your PS2 controller on its legs and flip it so the sticks are kept off center to do this.
Now you can leave it and do something else (like your homework). When you come back, your mixture will be finished done. Most mixes takes only about 3 to 4 minutes real time using this method.
Defeating Metal Slimes
In the medical shop, buy the Holy Water. When in-battle with Metal Slime, choose command item and use it on the Metal Slime. It will always do 1 damage. Do this four times for Metal Slimes when you are at levels 20 to 25.