How to Collect all Ten Chests at the Gongaga Waterfall
Before you can even start the mini-game, you’ll have to do the process of triggering it, and it’s a tedious one. You must first run around this area and win at least seven battles; this can sometimes take longer than it needs so be sure to run up and down the full length of the area while moving Zack from side-to-side.
Once you’ve managed to finish seven battles, go to leave the area (near the waterfall) and Zack will spot a chest come down the waterfall, prompting whether you want to see if more will come down. Choose to do so to begin the Waterfall Chaser mini-game!
The goal is a simple one, chests will come down the Waterfall and you have to run into them with Zack to collect them. To make matters more complicated, enemies will come down from time-to-time and should you come into contact with them, you’ll become paralyzed for a short time causing you to miss chests that come by.
To get the Trophy/Achievement, you must collect all 10 chests that fall so if you come into contact with an enemy, this particular run is over. You can retry the mini-game, but you’ll need to leave the area and return, then win the battles again to trigger the mini-game.
The chests (and enemies) will always fall in the same order, as noted below:
- Chest in the middle
- Enemy to the left and right
- Chest to the left (behind the left enemy)
- Chest to the right (behind the right enemy)
Now, the main difficulty in this mini-game is in how Zack moves. It’s very tough to do slight movements with Zack so it can be hard to position him in the center and avoid touching the enemies. If any part of Zack comes into contact with them, he will be paralyzed, and you’ll need to try again.
Instead, once you grab the first middle chest, run toward the screen and out to the left to avoid the left enemy. You can then sweep back in and grab the left and right chests without coming into contact with the enemies and repeat the process. It may take a few attempts to learn how the chests and enemies come down, but after that, you should be able to score all 10 chests easily.
As a reward, you’ll get 3,000 Gil, Goblin Punch, Hi-Potion, X-Potion, Elixir, and the Waterfall Chaser Trophy/Achievement.