Xenogears Cheats - PlayStation
Primary Collection of Cheats
Change gears quickly
Press [L2] + [R2] when on the world map or
at a place that you can use your Gears to hop in and out without
going to the menu.
Select same gear at the Battle Area
Hold [L2] + [R2] to use the same gears.
When you are in the Yadrisil (Sandmarine Ship), go
to the control room and talk to the large dolphin-like control
man. Choose the top selection for a sound test. He will keep asking
the same question over and over again. Select the first choice
again for a new sound, or use the second choice to exit.
View all FMV sequences
Note: You must have the game Lunar: Silver Story
Complete for this trick. Place the "Making of Lunar"
disc in the PlayStation and turn on the power. Once the FMV sequence
starts, open the lid, remove the disc, and quickly replace it
with Xenogears disc 1 or 2. The FMV sequences from those
discs will begin to play. Note: This can also be done with SquareSoft
bonus disc that is shipped with Parasite Eve: Highlight
the "Final Fantasy 8 Demo Movie" option, switch discs,
then select that option.
In Lahan Village, look behind the signs. There are
amusing messages written there.
Spider and web
At the start of the game in Lahan Village at Feis house,
go to where the two barrels are located. Look around that room,
and you should see a spider web in the corner. Jump up and press
[X] to get it. To get the spider, go to the mountain path
just before Citans house. Look at the trees near the end of the
path. You will see a spider in one of them, but when you approach
it hides quickly. If timed correctly, you can grab it to solve
the spider and its web puzzle.
Change Seibzehn name
After you get Maria in your party, head to the Gear
shop in the Yggdrasil. In the shop is a man wearing all black.
Talk to him. He will tell you about how the Gear is too big to
fit in the Gear Hanger and then offer you a chance to change Seibzehn's
(Maria's Gear) name.
On Disc 2, travel to the lighthouse near the Aquvy
Islands. In there is the vast ruins of the Zeobim and many documents
and information about the culture. If you have Emeralda in your
party you can make her "grow up". Past all the buildings
is a huge parking lot. There is a hole in the parking lot. Get
out of your gears and jump into the hole. Continue moving forward
until you get to the town square, where an intermission starts
and Emeralda grows up.
Immediately dash up to your opponent and begin rapidly
alternating between the [X] (attack) and the [Circle]
(dash) buttons. [X] will launch a kick and [Circle]
will cancel the combo, allowing you to immediately start another.
With a bit of practice, any Gear (including the Champ's) will
be in endless stagger until it is defeated.
If you have Elly, Emeralda, or Bart in your party you
attack your teamates with their Ether. You can kill them. which
gives you more experience points so you can level up faster. Note:
This does not work with Fei and Rico because they cannot attack
their party. It also does not work too well when you are in your
Gears. Warning: Do not use this trick when you are fighting Tears
or Forbiddens because they are too strong -- as a general rule,
do not use this trick on anything bigger than you are because
they will kill you.
This trick is only useful late on Disc 2, when you
gain control over the YggDrasil on the world map. Instead of hunting
Croaker tribes and Tusk-Tusks to earn money late in the game,
an alternate is to visit Big Joe's shop under the lighthouse.
Big Joe is surrounded by four chests which appear and regenerate
each time you enter the shop. Usually, these chests contain useless
items such as Spider Webs, Radishes, Elfananas, etc., or obsolete
items such as Aquasol and Zetasol. However, occasionally they
contain items such as Eyeballs, Fangs, Scales and Ivory (very
rare). It also is not that unusual to find weapons, usually Matchlocks,
which sell for a reasonable amount of money (6000G). While this
does not seem like a good way to make money, it can be much faster
(depending on your luck) to enter, collect the contents of the
chest, exit, then repeat as opposed to flying to the Anima relic
cave, spending time there trying to earn Ivories and Scales, flying
to Nortune to sell them, then flying to where you wish to shop
Obtaining the deathblow item
When you are on the Thames, you will encounter people
who challenge you to a game that is similar to Speed. If you win
against all the people located in the Beer hall and the Supply
Grounds, go to the Armor grounds and play against the female who
is standing with two men. If you beat her, she will give you a
deathblow item for your Gear. This item will allow you to do a
In the very beginning of the game at Citan's house,
search around the main house. Once you find a flower bed, jump
behind it to the house and search the flower bed from behind;
you should find Midori's ring. After Shevat's crash, go to the
Snowfield Hideout, find Midori, and hand the ring to her. She
will give you a Hercules Ring in exchange. When equipped, it gives
50% more experience for that character for each battle.
On Disc 2, go into the final dungeon and make your
way to where you are about to fight Deus. Go to the room with
Johnny the shop robot and ask to leave. Then, go to the Arena
and you can now play as the Gear.
Kim's message to Emeralda
At some point in the game, go to Citan's house. Enter
the room with the music box. Press [X] on the left side of
the box to read a message to Emeralda from Kim.
Chu-Chu on Disc 2
After all the drama in Disc 2 is over and you can move
your characters on the world map, you will notice that Chu-Chu
is gone. To obtain her again, go to the Gear hanger in the Yggdrasil.
She will be in the location where Elly's Gear was. Talk her and
she will rejoin your party.
A huge Gear will be encountered at the end of the Stalactite
Cave. Make sure Fei and Bart are on high levels (20-25), even
though it still may be difficult win at that. Have Bart cast Wild
Smile on Calamity, making it hard for him to hit you with any
of his physical attacks. Next, hit him with all your ten point
attacks, and save your energy until your Gear power is at level
one. Use your best level one combos for both Fei and Bart, hopefully
hurting the Huge gear. Keep in mind that Calamity has 2500 HP,
and that it will take a while to wear him down. His missile attack
will still hit you with 400 - 500 points of damage, not giving
you much time to defeat him. Use Fei's Guided Shot as your last
Defeating the final Boss
First, equip all Gears with Z-chargers and some sort
of frame hp (such as 90). Build up to level infinity and do the
following: use frame hp, charge (with level infinity charge is
times ten), then attack. If this is done, you will never run out
of fuel and always be healed, while doing extra damage.
Lahan Well items
At the start of the game in Lahan, jump down the well
a few times. You will get an eyeball (sell it for gold), an Aquasol
S, a Power Ring, a chill and a lot of "well" puns.
Get a Mermaid Ring
At the very beginning of the game, enter the bar in
Lahan village. Talk to the drunk by the stairs and he will ask
you if you have a problem with him drinking. Say "Drinking
wont help matters!" and he will give you an item called a
"Mermaid Tear." Remember that you have this item. Then,
when Shevat is destroyed and is now the Snowfield Hideout, there
will be a woman somewhere inside She is on a flight of stairs
somewhere with her back to you. Talk to her, and after telling
you something about her son, she will craft the Mermaid Tear into
a "Mermaid Ring". You can either use this on Emeralda
and perhaps other females. It raises your character's magic power
and defense by quite a bit.
Hidden room in the Orphanage
Get the three books from the kids at the orphanage.
There is a bookcase in the back room. With Billy in your party,
place the books in there. The book case will side open a bit --
you may have to push it slightly.