Friday, May 27, 2016

#TripleDaGODExplainsItAll: My Hero Academia: Battle for All (N3DS)


Welcome to UA High where the future's brightest heroes come to learn their craft and be the best they can be!

Today's lesson is Battle for All, the franchise's first video game made by the swiss army knife studio known as Dimps!

No seriously, they are on everything!

RELEASE THE RUMBLE FISH 2 ON SOMETHING NOW!

Anyway, the game's been out for a week and even with all the playthroughs and the like in the streets is there isn't any documentation or deep explanation on what's going on with what matters!

Mainly in the important facets of how to play the game correctly and when you unlock your favorite character or Sidekick Assist!

On both, I got you!

How To Play

My Hero Academia: Battle For All is a 3D fighting game starring the major characters of the franchise with the story arc covering everything until the Sports Festival Arc so if you're only watching the anime then be wary of spoilers!

Basic Movement

This game's movement is handled via an 8-Way Run so any direction you can move in under those confines are a go!

B = Jump Button

B (While in Air) = Double Jump

A = Forward Dash

A (While in Air) = Air Forward Dash

Note: Only Katsuki, Ochako, Tenya, Tsuyu, Kyoka & Yuuga have access to Double Jumps & Air Forward Dashes.

Note 2: You are free to mix up Double Jumps & Air Forward Dashes but know you only get a second jump and a single Air Forward Dash so keep it in mind!

Defensive Basics

R = Guard

R + Y = Attack Reflect

Note: This has to be timed to your opponent's attack. Failure to do so opens you up to a free punish so use wisely!

A/B/X/Y (When Being Knocked Down/Into the Air) = Recovery/Air Recovery

Note: There are some instances where Recovery of any kind is impossible so be aware of this fact.

Any Direction + R + A = Dodge Roll

Offensive Options

Y × 2 ~ 4 = Hero Combo String

Note: The number of Y presses varies from character to character so be sure to refer to that character's move list for more information.

B (After Certain Hero Combo Strings) = Aerial Rave Chase

Note: Only Katsuki, Ochako, Tenya, Tsuyu, Kyoka & Yuuga have access to Aerial Rave Combos.

Y × 2 ~ 4 (After Aerial Rave Chase) = Air Hero Combo String

Note: The number of Y presses varies from character to character so be sure to refer to that character's move list for more information.

Note 2: Ochako is the only character in the game who's Air Hero Combo String leads to an additional Aerial Rave Chase to Air Hero Combo String.

So that combo would look like Y × 2 ➡ Aerial Rave Chase Y × 3 ➡ Aerial Rave Chase ➡ Y × 3

L + Y = Guard Break Attack

Note: This attack has one hit of armor so be sure to use it wisely!

Note 2: If your Guard Break Attack connects you should immediately continue your attack. Failure to do so will put your opponent in a juggle state instead and that's bad news for combos that use this attack.

Any Direction + X = Special Attack 1

X = Special Attack 2

X (In the Air) = Aerial Special Attack

L + X = Ultra Move (Requires 1 Hero Gauge Level)

L + A = Plus Ultra Move (Requires 3 Hero Gauge Levels)

Note: These attacks vary per character so be sure to know what does what!

This is immensely important to combo composition!

Know what your moves do and how they affect you and your opponent on offense!

Ultimate Time

Ultimate Time is activated by interacting with the touch screen in various ways depending on the character in question.

When Ultimate Time is activated your character receives various buffs for a limited time.

You also have access to the Hero Burst activated by pressing L + R!

A Hero Burst also uses 1 Level of the Hero Gauge as well!

However, a smart player can bait said Hero Burst for a quick punish after its recovery!

Sidekick Assists

Before the battle begins you'll be granted the opportunity to select 2 Sidekick Assists to assist you in battle!

You start the game with Eraserhead & Recovery Girl and you'll unlock 12 additional more Sidekick Assists to use and we'll discuss how you do that a bit later!

In battle you activate a Sidekick Assist by pressing ← on the D-Pad for Sidekick Assist 1 & → on the D-Pad for Sidekick Assist 2!

Knowing what your Sidekick Assists do, how and when to use them will be a huge difference maker in wins and losses!

There are some Sidekick Assists that are key to extended and more damaging combos! 

That however is something you'll find out on your own!

Unlocking The Stuffs

Unlocking everything for your enjoyment isn't that hard.

Simply beating Deku's Story Mode and completing his Curriculum Missions in Hero Academia Mode will unlock all the characters, assists and stages for use in the other modes.

Below will be the when and where of all the unlocks just in case you need them for reference!

Unlocking Characters

You start the game with Deku & Katsuki and you'll unlock the other 12 by performing feats in Hero Academia Mode in Deku's Story and his Curriculum Missions.

Below will be a list of the Story or Curriculum Mission where a certain character is unlocked!

Tenya Iida: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 4

Yuuga Aoyama: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 5

Eijiro Kirishima: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 6

Momo Yaoyorozu: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 7

Denki Kaminari: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 8

Ochako Uraraka: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 9

Kyouka Jirou: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 10

Shouto Todoroki: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 11

Tsuyu Asui: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 12

Minoru Mineta: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 13

Note: All the above characters become unlocked for use in Hero Academia Mode after the Epilogue of Deku's Story Mode!

All Might: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 14

Shigaraki Tomura: Unlocked by beating Curriculum Mission 39

Unlocking Sidekick Assists

Like I mentioned earlier is you start the game with Eraserhead & Recovery Girl and you'll unlock 12 more during play.

Below will be a list of the Curriculum Missions where a that specific Sidekick Assist is unlocked!

Mezou Shouji :Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 27

Fumikage Tokoyami: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 28

Mina Ashido:Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 29

Hanta Sero: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 30

Tooru Hagakure: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 31

Mashirao Ojiro: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 32

No.13 :Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 33

Cementoss :Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 34

18+ Only Hero, Midnight: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 35

Mount Lady: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 36

Note: All other characters have access to these missions but they start at Curriculum Mission 19 and end at 28!

Noumu: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 38

Kurogiri: Unlocked by beating Deku's Curriculum Mission 38

Unlocking Stages

You start the game with the Replica City-District (Outside) stage and you'll unlock the other 5 during Deku's Story Mode!

Replica City-District (Inside): Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 3

Dagobah Municipal Beach Park: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 6

Sports Festival Stadium: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 7

Unforeseen Simulation Joint: Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 13

Unforeseen Simulation Joint (Destroyed): Unlocked in Deku's Story by beating Mission 14

After Story Mode's Done...

After Deku's Story Mode Epilogue is a couple of new things are unlocked.

We went over some during the list but for sake's sake we'll run through it again.

First, all of the other students are unlocked for use in Hero Academia Mode so you can power them up and get new costume parts for them.

Second, you also unlock Hero Challenge Mode!

This is a 1-Round Survival Fight!

Winner continues! Loser goes home!

You do start every round with full HP so don't worry about that.

This mode is great for quickly raking in EXP and cash to further power up your chosen character the way you like so take advantage of it.

Also, any character who beats their Story Mode can afterward go back to any mission and run it back once more.

This is also something you should do because you get bonus EXP and Money for S & A-Rank finishes the first time you accomplish such a feat so if you didn't initially then go back for a clean S-Rank sweep of every mission!

QR Codes

In the coming weeks there will be QR Codes released for the game that will unlock cool new stuff and this portion will be updated with those QR Codes as they release!

I'll post them here for reference and explain what exactly they do and ultimately unlock!


This QR code unlocks an EX Curriculum Mission for Deku against All Might.

A victory will unlock his Special Costume Pieces earlier than you would normally have access to them.

You still have to buy them in the Shop to have access to them and given that the costume as a whole gives you +4 to all stats is that's quite a big deal early on.

Know this, you'll also unlock the Hero Costume A parts after beating Deku's Story Mission 2 and those same parts give you the same benefits for only $9,000.

So if you like the costume and the +4 to all stats it brings to the table and can rack up $20,000 with Deku pretty quickly then it may just be worth the work to get it.

You'll ultimately have to do it anyway to unlock the costume for use in other modes so this just saves the work of playing through the game normally to get it.

Up to you!

Click the picture to be linked to a higher resolution version of it so the camera can read the QR Code.


This QR code unlocks an EX Curriculum Mission for everybody that's a Destroy All Objects Mission.

Gives great EXP & Money for an S Rank (1200 EXP & $900 to be precise) and pretty simple too so it's a great grinding mission early on so be sure to take advantage of it!

Click the picture to be linked to a higher resolution version of it so the camera can read the QR Code.


This right here is All Might's Silver Age costume and it is well is an unlockable via the QR Code option but not in the way we've been doing it so far.

Go to the QR Code screen and enter in the following code to access this special EX Curriculum Mission...

L, L. R, X, R, R, L.

You'll get a confirmation when you've entered the sequence correctly!

Know that All Might is going all in here and is a bit tougher in all facets than in previous Curriculum Missions you may have faced him in.

Your victory will net you this costume for use in all modes where All Might is playable.

This is also a great grinding mission for more powered up heroes because a S-Rank victory nets you 1500 EXP & $1200!

A lot to gain for a 2 round beatdown I must say.


These 2 QR Codes will unlock the School Uniform Costume for Deku & Katsuki.

Provided you can win both of these EX Curriculum Missions of course!

Deku has to fight Tsuyu who has some boosted stats. If your Deku's plenty leveled then this won't even be an issue.

Katsuki has a Defense mission against a wave of Faux Villains in which you need to last the time limit in order to complete the mission.

Winning adds the School Uniform Costume to their respective Shop for $10,000 which gives a +3 to all stats.

Cool for collection purposes. Not so much for actual use.

Good Luck!

Click the picture to be linked to a higher resolution version of it so the QR Code can be picked up by the game!


4 more School Uniforms can be unlocked via these QR Codes for Tenya, Miss Ochako, Shouto & Momo if you can beat the EX Curriculum Missions they unlock!

Tenya & Ochako have Destroy All Objects Gimmick Missions to conquer while Shouto & Momo have Battle Missions against Denki & Minoru to get past to earn their Uniforms.

Just like the missions for Deku & Katsuki is once you win is you'll have to spend $10,000 to be able to use them and these costumes as well have a +3 to all stats.

You can also click this picture to be sent to a higher resolution version of it so the QR Codes can be read by the camera.


All of the above QR Codes are via ShonenGamez so go and show them some love for that!

Powering Up Your Hero

In Hero Academia Mode you'll be able to fully power-up and customize your characters appearance by earning experience points and cash!

As you battle you'll gain experience points that will let you level up and add points to 4 different categories.

Health: Gives you more HP & improves your defense as well.

Attack Power: Powers up your attacks so they do more damage.

Speed: Increases the speed of everything you do which includes attack recovery time.

Hero Gauge: Increases how much Hero Gauge Energy is accrued by attacking or being attacked.

Also in Hero Academia Mode you'll unlock costume parts that give you a cool look and further power up your character as well.

After unlocking them is you'll have to purchase the parts from the shop and then equip them to enjoy their effects.

The costume sets have have different stats to think about so you're free to wear a complete costume or mix and match to suit your needs and tastes!

You're free to either replay missions in Hero Academia Mode to rake it in or play Hero Challenge Mode to do the same.

Additional Resources

Shouts to both ShonenGameZ & VNCCP for their menu translations if you help in navigating the game!

You can find those HERE & HERE!

If you're looking for more in depth information albeit in Japanese then take a look at both of these wikis HERE & HERE!

Know that both of the wikis linked are slowly coming together but both have lots of information for you to get at so don't be bashful!

If there's something I've missed and need to be added then leave a comment or get at me on Twitter @TripleDaGOD!

Hope this helps!

PLUS ULTRA!

-Triple Da G.O.D!

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