Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 – Mako Reactor #5

A complete walkthrough for the Mako Reactor #5 in Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII,) including enemies encountered, obtainable items, and boss strategy guides

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

Walkthrough Part 2 – Mako Reactor #5

Characters

Characters
Final Fantasy VII - Cloud Strife IconCloud Final Fantasy VIII - Barrett Wallace IconBarret
Final Fantasy VIII - Tifa Lockhart IconTifa

Obtainable Items

Item Location
All Materia 2F, Weapon Shop, Sector 7 Slums
Ether 2F, Weapon Shop, Sector 7 Slums
Phoenix Down First Train Car
Hi-Potion Second Train Car
Ether Train Tunnel Pathway
Ether Treasure Chest in the Control Room, Mako Reactor #5

Enemies Appearing

Area Enemies
Sector 7 Slums None
Sector 8 Train Station and Railway Blugu, Chuse Tank, Grashstrike, Rocket Launcher
Mako Reactor #5 Proto Machinegun, Special Machine Gun, Blood Taste, Smogger, Air Buster

Area 1: Sector 7 Slums

1 Enter the Sector 7 slums after passing through the station.
2 Proceed to the left after entering the next screen. You can also talk to the man to the north. Save your game at the Save Point.
3 Resume following Barret’s path. Talk to him after he makes his stop.
4 Leave Barret behind and enter 7th Heaven.
5 Talk to Tifa.
6 Follow the team down the pinball machine trap door and listen to Barret’s story.
7 Return back to the top floor and walk toward the exit.
8 Tifa will catch up and talk with Cloud about their promise. Barret will come out shortly and pay Cloud. He then asks Cloud to join the next mission. Tifa will become playable. Move her at the Front Row of your party along with Cloud.
9 Speak to Tifa the next morning. Attend the next mission meeting for the Sector 5 reactor by speaking to Barret.
10 Read Tutorial: “How Materia Works”
11 Go outside and proceed to the Item Shop located in the building down and to the left.
12 Proceed to the Weapon Shop located in a building next to the Item Shop. You can buy items there prior to the mission.
13 Proceed to the second floor of the Weapon Shop and enter the doorway.
14 Speak to the people in the room. Read tutorials for “Save Points,” “Treasure Chests,” and “Limit Breaks.”
15 Pick up an All Materia in front of the man at the bottom of the screen.
16 Pick up an Ether from the Treasure Chest falling.
17 Purchase three Iron Bangles. These increases the equipped character’s defense while providing and additional Materia slot.
18 Purchase Fire Materia and equip it to Cloud. Cloud can use the Materia on enemies weak to fire magic. Also get Lightning Materia for Tifa and Barret if you have extra Gil.

Area 2: Sector 8 Train and Winding Tunnel

19 Proceed to the Sector 8 train station.
20 Look at the railway monitor map with Tifa.
21 A security alert will sound. Proceed to the fourth car immediately.
21 Speak to a man on the first train car and receive a Phoenix Down.
22 Speak to a man on the second train car and select: “Yeah…” to receive a Hi-Potion
23 Catch the man who stole your Gil in the third train car. Speak to Tifa to jump off of the train when you arrive at the fourth car.
24 Proceed along the train tunnel. Use the hatch on the left when you encounter a wall of beams. Prepare for enemy battles along the way.
25 After coming out the hatch, pick up an Ether on the path.
26 Climb down both ladders when you arrive at the lower Sector 4 plate
27 Proceed to the ladder on the left side.
28 Pick up a Potion beside Jessie.
29 Pick up a Tent lying on the ground and save your game before climbing up the next ladder.

Area 3: Mako Reactor #5

30 Cloud will end up in the Mako Reactor #5 area. Use the pipe on the right side to slide downward.
31 Proceed to the same doorway used in the previous reaction infiltration.Follow the same pathway used for the main pipe. Save your game at the Save Point.
32 Place the bomb and go back the way you came. Ride the elevator upward.
33 Pick up an Ether in the Treasure Chest outside the elevator.
34 Proceed to the room to the north and step over to the machine in the center of the room
35 After trying to activate the door, save your game at the Save Point before moving to the next room.
36 Make sure the party’s HP is full and their Limit Breaks don’t get used in normal battles.
37 Go down the steps and follow the pathway to trigger a cutscene.
38 Boss Battle with “Air Buster.”
39 After the boss battle, Cloud will fall into a massive hole leading to the lower levels of the Sector 5 Slums.
40 For the Best Bromance dialogue, you can either pick “Be Strong” (+2 to Barret) or “I dont’ know if I can hold on” (-3 to Barret, +1 to Tifa)

Walkthrough Part 2 – Mako Reactor #5 Strategy

2) Proceed to the left after entering the next screen.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

3) Resume following Barret’s path. Talk to him after he makes his stop.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

5) Talk to Tifa.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

It is advisable to retain her name the same as others.

6) Follow the team down the pinball machine trap door and listen to Barret’s story.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

8) Tifa will catch up and talk with Cloud about their promise.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

8)Barret will come out shortly and pay Cloud. He then asks Cloud to join the next mission. Tifa will become playable. Move her at the Front Row of your party along with Cloud.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

10) Read Tutorial: “How Materia Works”

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

11) Go outside and proceed to the Item Shop located in the building down and to the left.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

12) Proceed to the Weapon Shop located in a building next to the Item Shop.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

13) Proceed to the second floor of the Weapon Shop and enter the doorway.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

20) Look at the railway monitor map with Tifa.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

21) A security alert will sound. Proceed to the fourth car immediately.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

23) Catch the man who stole your Gil in the third train car.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

24) Proceed further north in the train tunnel. Use the hatch on the left when you encounter a wall of beams. Prepare for enemy battles along the way.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

25) After coming out the hatch, pick up an Ether on the path.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

28) Pick up a Potion beside Jessie.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

29) Pick up a Tent lying on the ground and save your game before climbing up the next ladder.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

30) Cloud will end up in the Mako Reactor #5 area. Use the pipe on the right side to slide downward.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

33) Pick up an Ether in the Treasure Chest outside the elevator.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

34) Proceed to the room to the north and step over to the machine in the center of the room

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

37) Go down the steps and follow the pathway to trigger a cutscene.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

38) Boss Battle with “Air Buster”

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5
Air Buster Boss Guide
Same with Guard Scorpion, this boss is also weak to lightning-based magic attacks.

39) After the boss battle, Cloud will fall into a massive hole leading to the lower levels of the Sector 5 Slums.

Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Walkthrough Part 2 - Mako Reactor #5

Walkthrough Part 2 – Mako Reactor #5 Video

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