Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

A complete walkthrough for the Mako Reactor #1 in Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII,) including enemies encountered, obtainable items, and boss strategy guides

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Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

Characters

Characters
Final Fantasy VII - Cloud Strife IconCloud Final Fantasy VIII - Barrett Wallace IconBarret
Final Fantasy VIII - Aerith Gainsborough IconAerith

Obtainable Items

Item Location
Potion x2 Red Guards in the Train Stations
Phoenix Down Southeast Reactor Room
Potion Pipe Area Platform
Restore Materia Main Pipe Area
Potion Sector 8 alleyway
Assault Gun Guard Scorpion boss located in the main pipe area.

Enemies Appearing

Area Enemies
Sector 1 Military Police, Mono Drive, Guard Dog, 1st Ray, Grunt, Sweeper, Guard Scorpion
Sector 8 Military Police

Area 1: Sector 1 Sector 8, and Sector 7

1 Watch cutscene: Midgar cinematic sequence.
2 Walk toward the train platform and examine the body of the knocked out red guards to get 2 Potions.
3 Battle with two Midgar guards.
4 Proceed to the Sector 1 Train Station and speak to AVALANCHE team members.
5 Optional: Edit Cloud’s name and Barret’s name. It is advisable not to edit all characters.
6 Proceed to the pathway coming from the doorway. Prepare for random battles.
7 Move to the right side of the T-intersection. Speak to Barret and he will join your party. Move Barret at the Back Row of your party.
8 Talk to Biggs to open the door.
9 Talk to Jessie in the second room to figure out the code for the second door.
10 Move to the southeast area of the next room. Pick up the Phoenix Down
11 Talk to Jessie again near the elevator and jump in.
12 After a conversation with Barret in the elevator, move outside and follow Jessie. Prepare for random battles while going down the ladder.
13 Enter a doorway and jump over the gap. Read Tutorial: “How to Use the Ladder”.
14 Pick up the Potion lying in front of Jessie and continue downward.
15 Save your game at the Save Point before engaging a boss battle.
16 Pick-up a Restore Materia. It will be used later in the game.
17 Set-up the bomb while making sure Cloud and Barret’s HP are full.
18 Boss battle with Guard Scorpion.
19 Run as quickly as possible away from the reactor. Help Jessie free her leg.
20 Watch cutscene: Mako Reactor #1 Explosion.
21 AVALANCHE team makes an exit.

Area 2: Sector 8

22 Proceed upward, heading to Sector 8 and meet Aerith for the first time.
23 Interact with Aerith in Sector 8. Choose: “Nothing.. hey, listen…” and buy a flower from her.
24 Pick up a potion on the next screen and continue moving south.
25 Battle with the first group of Soldiers. Choose: “Later” to avoid more battles.
26 Jump onto the train and meetup with the AVALANCHE team.
27 Listen to Jesse on how the security system works and talk to her a second time. Choose between: “Thanks anyway” and “Looking forward to it.”
28 Talk to Barret after arriving at the Sector 7 Station. Follow the team to the left.

Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1 Strategy

2) Walk toward the train platform and examine the body of the knocked out red guards to get two Potions

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

3) Battle with two Midgar guards

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

4) Proceed to the Sector 1 Train Station and speak to AVALANCHE team members

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

5) Optional: Edit Cloud’s name.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

7) Move to the right side of the T-intersection. Speak to Barret and he will join your party. Move him to the Back Row of your party.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

10) Move to the southeast area of the next room. Pick up the Phoenix Down

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

11) Talk to Jessie again near the elevator and jump in

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

12) After a conversation with Barret in the elevator, move outside and follow Jessie. Prepare for random battles while going down the ladder.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

14) Pick-up the Potion lying in front of Jessie and continue downward

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

15)  Save your game at the Save Point before engaging in a boss battle

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

16) Pick-up a Restore Materia. It will be used later in the game

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

18) Boss battle with Guard Scorpion

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1
Guard Scorpion Boss Guide
Make sure your party is fully healed prior to the boss battle. Cloud should use Lightning magic attacks while Barret uses normal attacks from the backline.

19) Run as quickly as possible away from the reactor and help Jessie free her leg

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

20) Watch cutscene: Mako Reactor #1 Explosion

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

21) Watch cutscene: AVALANCHE team makes an exit

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

23) Interact with Aerith in Sector 8. Choose: “Nothing.. hey, listen…” and buy a flower from her

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

24) Pick-up a potion on the next screen and continue moving south.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

25) Battle with the first group of Soldiers. Choose: ”Later” to avoid more battles

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

26) Jump onto the train and meetup with the AVALANCHE team.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

27) Listen to Jesse on how the security system works and talk to her a second time. Choose between: “Thanks anyway” and “Looking forward to it.”

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

28) Talk to Barret after arriving at the Sector 7 Station. Follow the team to the left.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1

Walkthrough Part 1 – Mako Reactor #1 Video

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