You’ll pick up a quest in Chapter 8, A Verified Hero after helping out the kids with Aerith in Specter St. As one of the children mentioned, they’ll let you take part in one of their games so make your way back to the Hideout.

Oates will mention that Whack-a-Box is available and to speak with the girl to learn more about it. Head to the girl to the north and speak with her to learn about the game and the prizes on offer based on what difficulty level your’re playing at:

Note: To unlock the Hard difficulty, you’ll need to reach Chapter 14 in the Main Scenario.

Target Score (Normal)Prize
10000An Elixir
20000A Crescent Moon Charm
30000A Spectral Cogwheel
Participation PrizeA Moogle Medal
Target Score (Hard)Prize
10000An Elixir
20000A Crescent Moon Charm
30000A Transference Module
Participation PrizeA Moogle Medal

(1 of 2) Make use of the Iron Blade’s Triple Slash

Make use of the Iron Blade’s Triple Slash (left), focus on hitting all of the Time Boxes first. (right)

The game is simple in practice, you’ll be in an area littered with boxes of different shapes and numbers. Destroying a particular box will award you the points with that number however you’ll have a time limit to contend with. For the most part, Whack-a-Box is all about practice makes perfect, you need to get a feel for each of the different boxes but here’s some simple tips to get you started:

  • Equip and use the Iron Blade, this allows you to use Triple Slash in the mini-game, the most useful ability for taking down boxes.

  • Ignore the large boxes to begin with, they take longer to break and as such, not worth their initial point value.

  • Seek out every Time Box first, these small red colored boxes will give you the maximum amount of time allowed and you can then go back and wrap up any boxes you may have missed.

As mentioned above, you’ll need to get a feel for how much damage your attacks do to each of the boxes, specifically the 1500 boxes but the above tips should make this a breeze. Once you have all of the available time boxes, you should find yourself with more than enough time to beat the High Score.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 October 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin

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In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra's elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him.The guide for Final Fantasy VII Remake features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Main Scenario Chapters, all Side Quests and mini games along with indepth sections on Materia, Enemy Intel and Battle Intel.

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