Final Fantasy VIII Tips and Tricks
Beating Ultima and Omega Weapon
Before you fight, make sure that Squall's 'Strength' is at least +40%
or +60%. Use Aura first, then Haste, then Triple. Concentrate on getting
Squall's HP low and using his desperation attack to attack the weapon.
Combined with Merton, Squall should deal 8000 to 9999 damage by himself!
You should finish the weapon in 2 or 3 consecutive rounds. Why these spells?
Aura makes it easier for desperate attacks to appear, even with average
or high HP. Merton randers the target's 'Defense' power useless. Haste
lets you attack more frequently so the weapon can't get an attack off,
and Triple lets you cast three spells in a row.
Finding Ultima Weapon and Bahamut
On the southwest corner of the world map there is some hidden ruins
that has a place to land the Ragnarok. (This is where Bahamut can be found).
The trick to get Bahamut is simple. Once inside the ruins walk the the
center where the computer is. (Every step you walk is a random battle).
Once there you'll hear Bahamut growl and you'll get two options, so answer
the first one. You'll fight a red dragon. After that you'll be given another
two options and answer the first one again. The second one will transport
you outside the dungeon. You'll fight another dragon and after that you'll
be given two more options and a hidden 3rd option. (Note: Sound familiar?
The Shinra Mansion letter when finding Vincent in FF7?). Of course answer
the third and you will fight Bahamut.
After that you'll not only have the Bahamut GF but a hole will appear
in the ground. Now when I did it I could not enter the hole until a long
time later in the game. (After I got Laguna to hang out with the party.)
I went back to the hole later and saw a huge plant that I used to climb
the down the hole. This part is pretty tricky. Ok once your in a computer
it will say something about 2 locks, and it will show you a diagram of
20 squares which 16 them are filled. You'll know what I mean when you
see it. Now there is a door on the floor that'll open up when the computer
is finished. Go down. Now when you get down the floor there is a computer
at the bottom of the stairs that will give you three numbers which are
4,2 and 1. Answer 2. You see a display that subtracts 2 from the 16 filled
squares on the display and the door to the next floor. Now go down and
you'll see another computer at the bottom of the stairs, but IGNORE IT
FOR NOW. There is another computer to the left. go to that computer and
it will subtract 4 off of the display leaving you with 10 squares left.
(The trick is to get the number 10 twice. You'll see how in a second.)
Now the door in the center marked "0" will open. Go inside and go to the
glowing yellow computer to the right. It'll add seven more squares to
the display givin you 17 squares. Now leave the room and go back to the
computer that I told you to ignore. It will give you 3 options, 2,1 and
0. Answer 1 and the door will open that'll take you down to the next floor.
(Repeat this step for every floor down, and the final room will take 4
Squares away leaving you the 10 again.) Now all you have to do is make
your way to the bottom and fight the Ultima weapon. (MAKE SURE YOU SAVE).