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SO4 BonusBoard

Reimi fills the board

The Battle Bonus Board is a feature in Star Ocean: The Last Hope that rewards the party by fulfilling certain conditions. It is the successor to the Bonus Battle Gauge.

Mechanics

Whenever the party battles, a bar on the right-hand side of the screen will start accumulating colored jewels. These jewels are rewards for accomplishing various skills, magic, Blindside moves, critical hits, etc, by the player-controlled character in the party. For example, if the player kills an enemy with a critical hit, a blue jewel will be awarded; killing multiple enemies at the same time will net a yellow jewel and so forth. When jewels of the same color are chained, these bonuses will be added to the result at the end of each battle. However, if the player character is interrupted when dealing out a move that will net the party a jewel (such as being injured by a critical hit or the party decides to escape the battle), the chain of colored jewels will break and the party loses the bonus when the battle ends. This is known as Bonus Board Break. However, if there are adjacent jewels of the same color, only half of them will be lost.

Bonuses

  • Blue Jewel (Critical Finish) - One jewel awards an extra 10% to experience points.
  • Yellow Jewel (Multi-kill) - One jewel increases the amount of money given by 10%.
  • Pink Jewel (Skill-Only Finish) - One jewel awards 1% healing point to the party when battle ends.
  • Green Jewel (Survive an Ambush) - One jewel nets the party 1 Skill Point (SP), to be used in upgrading character skills


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Translations - Artists - Voice Actors
Characters
Playable Characters Edge Maverick - Reimi Saionji - Faize Sheifa Beleth - Lymle Lemuri Phi (Cerberus) - Bacchus D-79 - Meracle Chamlotte - Myuria Tionysus - Arumat P. Thanatos - Sarah Jerand
Non-Playable Characters Welch Vineyard - Grafton - Stephen D. Kenny - Crowe F. Almedio - Gaghan - Ghimdo - Klaus Bachtein - King of Astral - Lias Warren - Eleyna Farrence - Giotto Vandione
Grigori Armaros - Barachiel - Sahariel - Tamiel - Kokabiel - Satanail - Apostle of Creation
Planets
Aeos - Arcturis VIII - Earth - Eldar - En II - Lemuris - Nox Obscurus - Roak
Races
Cardianon - Earthling - Eldarian - Featherfolk - Fellpool - Lesser Fellpool - Highlander - Lemurisian - Muah - Morphus - Phantoms - Celestial Being - Demon - Demonoid - Grigori - Lycanthrope - Superhuman - Tria
Terms
Bacculus - Epiphanies of Guidance - Missing Procedure - Project Hope - Space Reconnaissance Force - Universal Science and Technology Administration
Gameplay
Item Creation (Synthesis - Private Action (AR) - Battle Bonus Board - BEAT System - Blindside - Rush Guage (Rush Mode) (Rush Combo) - Skills - Special Arts - Symbology
Music
Star Ocean: The Last Hope OST - Arrange Soundtrack

"Blood on the Keys" - "The Eleventh Hour" - "For Achieve" - "Stab the Sword of Justice"

Archives
Achievements/Trophies - Battle Trophies - Enemies - Items - Locations - Sound Collection

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