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Casino Minigame S Rank Tips (Mean)

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I've seen some people struggling with the casino minigames in Danganronpa V3. I recently got the S rank in them myself, so I figured I'd do my best to provide some tips and general advice to the best of my ability. I hope it helps.

 

Treasure Hunter! Monolith

 

This is by far the hardest casino minigame, but it's not impossible. Just keep trying and the game will eventually have mercy on you

  • There are four different coloured blocks that change in a set order when a block that's touching it has been destroyed. They go from White -> Red -> Yellow -> Blue -> White, and so on. You can easily determine this order from the dice face on the front of the block. White is #1, Red is #2, etc.
  • Monokubs are worth 1,000 points while fossils are worth 500 points. Failing to uncover a Monokub has a more drastic effect on your score, so they should always be your first priority.
  • Make sure you start at the edges of the screen and work your way in/around from there. Look for the "no-brainer" groups of blocks first, which when destroyed, will cause the surrounding blocks to become pairs with each other with no negative consequences (such as one odd block). You always need to look two or three steps ahead!
  • Try to avoid taking out too many blocks at once; you should be aiming to create as many 2 block pairs as possible. By slowly chipping away at the blocks until you find a Monokub/fossil, you'll have more room to work in, meaning it will be easier to fully uncover them.
  • When you come across a Monokub/fossil that you aren't sure how to uncover right away, I'd recommend pulling out your phone or whatever you have and take a picture of the screen. Pause the game and study the picture, going over all the options you have, figuring out the best possible way to approach the situation.
  • Try to avoid isolating a section of blocks away from the main group. This will leave you with less options when you come around to getting rid of it. 
  • If you come across a situation where you can destroy some blocks that you know for a fact aren't hiding anything beneath it, don't immediately get rid of them if they're touching even one block that's a part of a bigger section. This might end up saving your ass later.
  • Oh, and mute that music if you haven't done so already. It's quite obnoxious, making it harder to think. :P

 

On my successful S rank run of Treasure Hunter, I missed a Monokub and a fossil, so don't give up right away if you miss one of those early on.

 

If all else fails, you can try using a tool suggested by SuperSmexy500:

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I finally managed to just get it though. I used this tool by Black-Wolfwood on GitHub: https://github.com/Black-Wolfwood/Monolith-Tool

It took some time recreating the board using the tool (take a picture of your screen then pause), and I failed on my first attempt, but I managed to get it on my second go. It took a good half hour or so of practising on the recreated board over and over to make sure I got as many fossils as I could. It was worth it though, wish I had discovered this yesterday before I poured 8-ish hours into it. My final score was 5,060 points.

 

I'd definitely recommend it to anyone else struggling. Just bare in mind that it takes time, but the longer you spend practising on one board, the more likely you are to succeed. It only took me about an hour or so to get the trophy using this method, versus just playing the game using guesswork.

 

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Salmon Fishing

 

This is the casino minigame I found to be the easiest.

  • It's very important to not only be fast catching the coloured fish it wants you to in a timely manner, but you also need to maintain a high combo as well. A combo of 10 or higher will provide you with the maximum amount of points from a fish/Monokub. Catching a wrong fish will make you lose that combo, so you shouldn't ever be taking a risk by catching a fish without knowing its colour first.
  • You should always aim to know the locations of a blue, green, and red fish at the same time. This is easiest to do when the light travels horizontally across the screen after a set amount of time. When you catch one coloured fish, you should be on the lookout for that same colour in addition to the fish it's currently asking of you.
  • As always, the key to getting a high score in this minigame are the Monokubs. They are strapped to the missiles (they look like regular fish until the light is over them). Be careful, though, because selecting a missile without a Monokub strapped to it will result in you losing the combo, and you'll be stunned for a few seconds, ruining that attempt.
  • Be conservative with your :cross: ability. It always starts at the centre, so if there are a bunch of fish grouped up there, it's usually a good idea to activate it for a few seconds. It's not very good at identifying the fish towards the edges, though. The horizontal light is much better at that.

 

Outlaw Run

 

This minigame can be quite tricky, but it becomes much easier once you learn the course since it's the same every time. The only thing that changes are the locations of the Monokubs.

  • First things first, during the countdown at the start, if you hit :cross: right before the announcer says "Go", you get a large speedboost right off the bat (Credit to ManaFear for this tip). Keep that :cross: button held down at all times. You aren't given much time to get enough points for an S rank, so you shouldn't ever be slowing down at all. 
  • Like with the Salmon Fishing minigame, reaching a combo of 10 or higher will provide you with the maximum amount of points from hitting a target. You should do your best to maintain this combo throughout the whole course, or else it'll almost certainly become a failed attempt.
  • There are two types of Monokub in this minigame. Monosuke (the yellow one) will provide you with bonus points which is 10x that of a regular target. Monokid (the blue one) provides you with a speedboost. Always keep an eye on the horizon so you know when one of these is coming up. Getting the points bonus is a no-brainer pickup; you should be getting as many of these as possible. The speed boosts are almost always beneficial as well, but sometimes it can put you in a difficult situation depending on the part of the course you're on, so if you think it's too risky, just avoid it.
  • There's a section of the course where the targets are situated right next to each other. If you position your car correctly, it's possible to hit both targets at the same time, and it'll net you with a lot of bonus points if you can keep that up for the whole section.
  • It goes without saying, but avoid crashing into cars, even if you end up missing out on some extra points in the process.  Hitting the walls will also slow you down.
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These are great tips, the mini games take some time to get down but eventually they get doable. Also, if you press X right before the announcer says "Go" in Outlaw Run, you get a large speed boost immediately.

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1 minute ago, ManaFear said:

These are great tips, the mini games take sometime to get down but eventually they get doable. Also, if you press X right before the announcer says "Go" in Outlaw Run, you get a large speed boost immediately.

 

Thanks! Oh, really? I had no idea. That would have helped me quite a bit... :P I'll add it to the OP.

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The blocks on treasure hunter have dots on them to help you remember the pattern, white blocks have 1 dots, pink blocks have 2 dots, yellow blocks have 3 dots and blue dots have 4 dots

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8 minutes ago, PixelatedPortal said:

The blocks on treasure hunter have dots on them to help you remember the pattern, white blocks have 1 dots, pink blocks have 2 dots, yellow blocks have 3 dots and blue dots have 4 dots

 

I totally forgot to add that. I've corrected it now, thanks for the reminder.

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No problem, I had forgotten about how you could hit 2 persons at the same time in outlaw run too (Even though I used it so much)

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Another thing I would add regarding the Treasure Hunt is the value of the Monokubs/Fossils. Each Monokub is 1000 points, the fossils 500. Just removing blocks usually gives you around 900 point.

So, uncovering only the fossils won't make you reach the amount necessary for an S.

The possible combos are:

2 Monokubs + 4 Fossils + Random Blocks

1 Monokub + 6 Fossils + Random Blocks

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The key to the salmon minigame is definitely the monokumas at the last 10 seconds. They give 1k score each. If you get two of them you're almost guaranteed to get 4700+ score if you had a somewhat decent run.

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I'm having so much trouble with Treasure Hunter Monolith. I must have been playing it for around 8 hours yesterday trying to get the S rank, but the highest I've ever gotten is around 4,600 points. I've been following your tips, but I either always mess up somehow, or there's this one fish or monokub that's literally impossible to get due to there being a single block I can't destroy no matter how many combinations of destroying surrounding blocks I run through my mind.

 

I can't believe I wasted half my weekend on a damn minigame. Not going to bother trying for that trophy again today, and it's kind of put me off even wanting to try for the platinum, despite how much I enjoy this game (aside from the minigames). The other two minigames weren't too bad, Outlaw Run was a bit luck based as well, I'd have quite a few perfect runs, but then there wouldn't be enough monodams in the end section to bump up my score to 20,000, so I'd be stuck at around 1,980 points at most. Still only took me an hour at most to get the trophy though.

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11 hours ago, SuperSmexy500 said:

I'm having so much trouble with Treasure Hunter Monolith. I must have been playing it for around 8 hours yesterday trying to get the S rank, but the highest I've ever gotten is around 4,600 points. I've been following your tips, but I either always mess up somehow, or there's this one fish or monokub that's literally impossible to get due to there being a single block I can't destroy no matter how many combinations of destroying surrounding blocks I run through my mind.

 

I can't believe I wasted half my weekend on a damn minigame. Not going to bother trying for that trophy again today, and it's kind of put me off even wanting to try for the platinum, despite how much I enjoy this game (aside from the minigames). The other two minigames weren't too bad, Outlaw Run was a bit luck based as well, I'd have quite a few perfect runs, but then there wouldn't be enough monodams in the end section to bump up my score to 20,000, so I'd be stuck at around 1,980 points at most. Still only took me an hour at most to get the trophy though.

 

The only thing I can suggest at this point is to keep trying and don't give up. I know that sounds pretty lame, but trust me, you will get it eventually. There isn't really much you can do to improve at this point; you just have to get lucky and hope the game has mercy on you. I mean 4,600 is so close to the target! One more fossil would have done it, and often the difference between being able to uncover a fossil and not being able to is down to just one or two bad block placements.

 

Before I got the S rank, I made it into the 4000's multiple times, but I never could quite reach the target. There was nothing exceptional about my winning run. Like I mentioned in the OP, I failed to uncover both a Monokub and a fossil. I've had other runs that started off better than that, but even so, I got lucky with the last fossil and managed to reach the target.

 

I would recommend you start focusing on some of the other trophies like the Despair Dungeon and what not and just make a few attempts at Treasure Hunter every now and then. I find taking a small break can sometimes help with these things, and it definitely alleviates some frustration. I wish you luck.

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1 hour ago, Undead Wolf said:

 

The only thing I can suggest at this point is to keep trying and don't give up. I know that sounds pretty lame, but trust me, you will get it eventually. There isn't really much you can do to improve at this point; you just have to get lucky and hope the game has mercy on you. I mean 4,600 is so close to the target! One more fossil would have done it, and often the difference between being able to uncover a fossil and not being able to is down to just one or two bad block placements.

 

Before I got the S rank, I made it into the 4000's multiple times, but I never could quite reach the target. There was nothing exceptional about my winning run. Like I mentioned in the OP, I failed to uncover both a Monokub and a fossil. I've had other runs that started off better than that, but even so, I got lucky with the last fossil and managed to reach the target.

 

I would recommend you start focusing on some of the other trophies like the Despair Dungeon and what not and just make a few attempts at Treasure Hunter every now and then. I find taking a small break can sometimes help with these things, and it definitely alleviates some frustration. I wish you luck.

Thanks for the advice. I mostly just focused on the Salmon Run mode today, building up all my bonds for the trophies. I played the Treasure game in-between the days, still no luck though.

 

I finally managed to just get it though. I used this tool by Black-Wolfwood on GitHub: https://github.com/Black-Wolfwood/Monolith-Tool

It took some time recreating the board using the tool (take a picture of your screen then pause), and I failed on my first attempt, but I managed to get it on my second go. It took a good half hour or so of practising on the recreated board over and over to make sure I got as many fossils as I could. It was worth it though, wish I had discovered this yesterday before I poured 8-ish hours into it. My final score was 5,060 points.

 

I'd definitely recommend it to anyone else struggling. Just bare in mind that it takes time, but the longer you spend practising on one board, the more likely you are to succeed. It only took me about an hour or so to get the trophy using this method, versus just playing the game using guesswork.

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41 minutes ago, SuperSmexy500 said:

Thanks for the advice. I mostly just focused on the Salmon Run mode today, building up all my bonds for the trophies. I played the Treasure game in-between the days, still no luck though.

 

I finally managed to just get it though. I used this tool by Black-Wolfwood on GitHub: https://github.com/Black-Wolfwood/Monolith-Tool

It took some time recreating the board using the tool (take a picture of your screen then pause), and I failed on my first attempt, but I managed to get it on my second go. It took a good half hour or so of practising on the recreated board over and over to make sure I got as many fossils as I could. It was worth it though, wish I had discovered this yesterday before I poured 8-ish hours into it. My final score was 5,060 points.

 

I'd definitely recommend it to anyone else struggling. Just bare in mind that it takes time, but the longer you spend practising on one board, the more likely you are to succeed. It only took me about an hour or so to get the trophy using this method, versus just playing the game using guesswork.

 

Awesome, I'm glad you got it. I went ahead and added the tool you linked to the OP. I haven't used it myself, but I trust you found it relatively easy to set-up despite being in Japanese. :P

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8 hours ago, Undead Wolf said:

 

Awesome, I'm glad you got it. I went ahead and added the tool you linked to the OP. I haven't used it myself, but I trust you found it relatively easy to set-up despite being in Japanese. :P

The google translation is thankfully pretty coherent, and the tool itself is in English. I'd just warn that the auto feature seems pretty buggy, it messed up my board whenever I used it after already destroying blocks manually.

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On ‎15‎.‎10‎.‎2017 at 9:43 PM, SuperSmexy500 said:

Thanks for the advice. I mostly just focused on the Salmon Run mode today, building up all my bonds for the trophies. I played the Treasure game in-between the days, still no luck though.

 

I finally managed to just get it though. I used this tool by Black-Wolfwood on GitHub: https://github.com/Black-Wolfwood/Monolith-Tool

It took some time recreating the board using the tool (take a picture of your screen then pause), and I failed on my first attempt, but I managed to get it on my second go. It took a good half hour or so of practising on the recreated board over and over to make sure I got as many fossils as I could. It was worth it though, wish I had discovered this yesterday before I poured 8-ish hours into it. My final score was 5,060 points.

 

I'd definitely recommend it to anyone else struggling. Just bare in mind that it takes time, but the longer you spend practising on one board, the more likely you are to succeed. It only took me about an hour or so to get the trophy using this method, versus just playing the game using guesswork.

 

Thanks for the Tool! I also put in 8 hours one night until I read your post. Did it the first time with it.

 

Really appreciate your post :) 

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On 26/01/2018 at 10:42 AM, Inuty said:

 

Thanks for the Tool! I also put in 8 hours one night until I read your post. Did it the first time with it.

 

Really appreciate your post :) 

No problem. Glad it managed to help you out.

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Bump.

 

Can someone please explain how Treasure Hunter Monolith exactly works?

I don’t understand when I press a dice which colors the surrounding ones will turn out. It seems to always be different. I’m playing this on pure luck at the moment.

 

Edit: Nvm. I understand now, I was thinking all wrong...

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I'm trying to get the monolithic achievement trophy, but getting a S rank is way too hard for me. I've been playing for 10 hours and the best I could do is around 3500. So 4900 is far beyond my reach, and I don't get any better the more I play. I was enjoying the story until I went into the casino and tried this shit of a minigame, this made me hate the whole game.

 

So I'm gonna have to give up on the platinum just because of this stupid ass trophy. Unless I can get my hands on this little tool everyone talk about : https://github.com/Black-Wolfwood/Monolith-Tool and give it a try.

Unfortunately the link is dead, so the tool isn't available anymore and I couldn't find it anywhere else.

Anyone have another link or some place to download this thing? Or maybe someone was able to download it in the past and still have it (and would be kind to send it to me)?

Any help to get me out of this nightmare is welcome

 

Thanks

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I got Treasure Hunter Monolith S rank thanks to the excel script ! Still it did get me a lot of retries... I think I've spend more than 5 hours by far on this mini-game, it's heavy RNG dependent and you won't get the trophy until you get the good RNG

As for me, I got a good start on up-left with one fish and one monokumers, then had visibility on 3 others fishs and another monokumers and got the trophy that way

I haven't gone through all the others trophies so far, but I think this one might be the hardest to actually get, good luck to everyone going for that trophy

EDIT : This was the hardest trophy of them all 

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