A Guide for Mini-Games

Table of Contents
(1) Introduction
(2) Creating a set of Omok
(3) Creating a set of Monster Cards
(4) Creating Pachinko
(5) How to Create Mini-Game Items?
(6) How to play Omok?
(7) How to play Monster Cards?
(8) How to play Pachinko?
(9) More information on Rock Paper Scissors
(10) Information on PvP Mini-Game
(11) Fish-Catching Game
(12) Calculation of Mini-Game Points
(13) Cheating in Mini-Games
(14) Conclusion
(15) Updates
(16)Disclaimer


(1) Introduction

I know you guys are all excited about the mini-games. I also understand that this gameplay receives a lot of
attention and updates in different versions MS. Also, many players will encounter problems and questions about
mini-games. Or, as most of you are, just want to know more about mini-games. These are the reasons why I write
this guide.

Currently, there are 2 mini-games available in OMS (Official Maple Story) and MapleSEA (Maple South East Asia).
The first game is called Omok; the second one is called Monster Cards. The game Omok is simply "Connect-5" and
Monster Cards is "Memory".

There is a mini-game that is exclusive for JMS (Japan Maple Story). It is called Pachinko. Since I Do not play JMS,
There is limited information available in the guide and I Can not vertify the information found.

KMS and JMS has a new mini-game called Rock Paper Scissors. While both versions have this minigame, It is uncertain
if other versions will receive this minigame. More info can be read in section "(9)More information about Rock Paper
Scissors"

Also new to the list of mini-games is PvP mini-game. It is in CMS, TaiwanMS, and KMS client. Please read
"(10)Information on PvP mini-game" for details.


(2) Creating a set of Omok

You need to go to Henesys and talk to Casey to create an Omok set or deck of Monster Cards. Furthermore, only
those who have the set can open game room and invite others.

For Omok, you need 2 different Omok pieces plus an Omok table. In total, there are 8 Omok pieces. In Victoria
Island, you can find Slime, Orange Mushroom, Pig, and Octopus Omok pieces. In Ossyria, you can find Trixter,
Pink Teddy, Bloctopus, and Panda Teddy Omok pieces.

Each of those monsters mention above will sometimes drop Omok piece of its kind. You also need Omok table, which
can be found by normal Stump and normal Dark Stump (no axe on their heads), Drum Bunny, and Toy Trojan.
For all MS version, you need 99 Omok pieces for each type of monster + Omok Table

For locations of where to create Omok, please refer to section "(5)How to create mini-game items?"


(3) Creating a set of Monster Cards

For Monster Cards, you need 99 Monster Cards to make into a Set of Monster Cards.

The following monsters will drop Monster Cards:
Blue Snail, Pig, Ribbon Pig, Octopus, Blue Mushroom, Horny Mushroom, Evil Eye, Trixter, Cicle, Curse Eye, Lorang,
Lupin, Cold Eye, Tortie, Wraith, Drake, Master Chronos, and Wild Cargo.

For location on where to create a Set of Monster Cards, please refer to section "(5)How to create mini-game items?"


(4) Creating Pachinko

You need to buy Pachinko balls from the Cash Shop. that is all. But you can only start a game of Pachinko in its
designated store, Pachinko store. More information will be given in "(8)How to play Pachinko?"


(5) How to create Mini-Game Items?

If you want to make a mini-game item, you need to head towards the NPCs which creates such items.
there are 2 locations, which are listed below.

Henesys, Victoria Island:
Here is how you go there. First, you need to go to Henesys. Then you go through the portal that has a stone
archway on the top with a caption "Mushroom Park". You are now in Henesys Park. Go right all the way and you
will see a portal with caption on top saying "Game Zone". Go in there and now you are in "Game Zone"! You
can create Omok Set and Set of Monster Cards in Game Zone.
Inside Game Zone, you will find an NPC named Casey. He is the person in charged of creating mini-game items in
Victoria Island. When you give him the sufficient materials to create a set of Omok, he will give you a set
in return. The set given to you depends on the Omok pieces that you give to Casey.

Only Slime, Orange Mushroom, Pig, and Octopus Omok pieces can be used in Henesys. You can also make a set of
monster cards here.

Ludibrium, Ossyria Island:
If you have Trixter, Pink Teddy, Bloctopus, or Panda Teddy Omok pieces, you can convert the pieces into a set
in Ludibrium. You need to find an NPC called Chico who is located in Ludibrium Village. He will give you Omok
set in return for you giving the materials to him.

You can find Monster Cards from Trixter and Master Chronos in Ludibrium; however, you cannot create a Set of
Monster Cards by Chico in Ludibrium Village. In addition to that, you can find Monster Cards from Cicle in
Aqua Road. But There is no NPC in Aqua Road that will create a set for you.

Omok Table can be found from normal Stump and Dark Stump (no axe on their heads) in Victoria Island.
In Ludibrium, you can find Omok Table from Drum Bunny and Toy Trojan.


(6) How to play Omok?

Your objective is to form a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line with 5 of your Omok pieces consecutively.
You may not form a "connect-6" or "connect-7". Only 5 will qualify for a win. Every game of Omok costs you 100 mesos.
If you Do not have enough money, you Can not enter the room. The person who opens the game room also needs to
pay 100 mesos. If you run out of mesos in the game, you will automatically get kicked out. (But this wont
happen unless you are so poor that you Do not even have 100 mesos to spare around...) The visitor enters the
room and clicks Ready. The room owner clicks Start to begin the game. If the room owner wants to kick a
visitor out of the room, There is an "X" on the right side of that person. Click it and say good bye to that person.

For first game, the owner of the room goes first. But a word of warning. There is a 30-second time limit so
you could miss your turn if you donˇt play an Omok piece within 30 seconds. Also, you are not allowed to
put "Double-3", which means that you Can not put an Omok piece, which results in you having 2 rows of 3 Omok.
In the real connect-5, this is allowed, and of course you win instantly. If you made a very wrong move and
your opponent is nice to let you take back the move, you can request a mulligan. Both players need to accept
mulligan to undo you and your opponent is last move. You may only request mulligan once per game. And if you
are going to be away or leave during the game, request a tie. Again, your opponent has to accept it to officially
call it a tie. This will end the game. Once the game is over and the next game starts, the loser goes first.
If you have to leave during a game, you may request forfeit or tie. Requesting for a tie is just a tie game,
nothing else. But if you request for forfeit, you well lose the game. So only request a tie first before a forfeit.
If you need to leave the game after this round, click Leave and you will leave the room right after this round is
finished.


(7) How to play Monster Cards?

Just like Omok, you need the Set of Match Cards to open a game room. Let me repeat the similarities of Omok and
Match Cards. Every game of Match Cards costs you 100 mesos. If you Do not have enough money, you Can not enter the room.
The person who opens the game room also needs to pay 100 mesos. If you run out of mesos in the game, you will
automatically get kicked out. (But this wont happen unless you are so poor that you Do not even have 100 mesos
to spare around...) The visitor enters the room and clicks Ready. The room owner clicks Start to begin the game.
If the room owner wants to kick a visitor out of the room, There is an "X" on the right side of that person.
Click it and say good bye to that person. Unlike Omok, there are different things to do for the owner of the room
at the beginning. When you start your game room, you need to set how many cards you well use in the game. there are
3 choices to choose from, 3X4, 4X5, 5X6 which plays 12, 20, and 30 cards respectively. One thing to pay attention is
that once you open the room, you Can not change this setting. So if you want to change setting, you have to close
the room and open another one.

When the first game starts, the owner of the room goes first. However, similar to Omok, There is a 10-second time
limit so you could miss your turn if you didnot flip 2 cards within 10 seconds. When you found a matching pair,
you well get to keep your turn and flip 2 more. This could result in combos. A technique I found is that when there are
4 cards left. Whoever player flips a matching pair, he/she will get 4 cards because the last 2 cards you Can not flip
wrong due to the fact you Do not have other choices to flip. Altogether combos wont get you extra points, but it
has its uses. If both players got same amount of pairs, whoever got higher combo wins the game.

And if you are going to be away or leave during the game, request a tie. Again, your opponent has to accept it
to officially call it a tie. This will end the game. Once the game is over and the next game starts, the loser
goes first. If you have to leave during a game, you may request forfeit or tie. Tie is just tie, nothing else.
But if you request for forfeit, you well lose the game. So only request a tie first before a forfeit. If you need
to leave the game after this round, click Leave and you will leave the room right after this round is finished.


(8) How to play Pachinko?

Once you purchased Pachinko coins in Cash Shop, you can proceed to Pachinko store to play Pachinko. There are
2 differences between Pachinko and the other mini-games. First, Pachinko is one-player only. Second, the mini-game
is limited to Pachinko store. The stores are located in Kerning City, Ludibrium, and Shouwa Town (exclusive to JMS).
500 Pachinko balls can be purchased for 100NP, while 3000 Pachinko balls can be purchased for 500NP.

Basically, you use your Pachinko balls to play the game. You will be given a ball and you are trying to aim
the Pachinko ball into the mushroom hole below the slot. Once you got into that hole, the Roulette starts to roll.
You get Pachinko balls as rewards by lining up 3 identical monsters in the Roulette. The amount of reward balls
determined by which type of monster you lined up with.

The pictures of monsters are (in brackets are their rewards):
Jr. Boogie (100 Pachinko Balls)
Tweeter (200 Pachinko Balls)
Strige (300 Pachinko Balls)
Blue Snail (400 Pachinko Balls)
Shroom, Red Snail (500 Pachinko Balls)
Jr. Wraith (600 Pachinko Balls)
Sentinal (1000 Pachinko Balls)
Jr. Cellion (1300 Pachinko Balls)
Jr. Bulldog (2000 Pachinko Balls)

You can exchange your reward balls into prizes by talking to the receptionist at the front desk. This game is simply
Japan-style of slots.


(9) More information on Rock Paper Scissors

Similar to Pachinko, it is a one-player minigame, as the player plays against the Maple Administrator NPC. Unlike all
other mini-games, Rock Paper Scissors can not be played any time you want to. Only when the GM activated the
Maple Administrator NPC will you be able to play this mini-game. It is confirmed that Ludibrium Maple Administrator
has this ability to play Rock Paper Scissors. There could be more Maple Administrator who also have this ability,
or even all Maple Administrator NPCs can do this. It is uncertain whether the Maple Administrator NPC can handle one
or more than players at the same time. Only KMS and JMS received this mini-game in their clients.

Since this mini-game is new, It is uncertain if this minigame will become a human-versus-human mini-game. There is no
need to explain how to play it because everyone played this game during their childhood. All you need to do is click
on 1 of 3 buttons which have Rock, Paper, and Scissors on it. Then hope that the NPC chose the type which you can
beat it. The outcome from the Maple Administrator NPC is random and no patterns can be predicted.


(10) Information on PvP Mini-Game

A whole new mini-game has created. Up to now, CMS, TaiwanMS, and KMS receive this mini-game. To many players interest,
it is about PvP (player vs player). Inside the mini-game, it displays your character name, character appearance, level,
job, HP, and MP. The job of your character in PvP is corresponded to your character in the game. The HP and MP in
the PvP is not the same as your character. This game requires you to purchase cash shop item "PvP Coupon" in order
to play. There are 2 types of PvP Coupon. One is "PvP Create Room Coupon" which allows you to open a PvP room in the
Yu Yu Garden. The other one is "PvP Enter Room Coupon" which allows you to gain entry to an already established PvP room.
Each game consumes one coupon.

You reach the PvP zone through Shanghai and Yu Yu Garden. By taking a plane at the top of Perion, you arrive at Shanghai.
At the Shanghai Airport, there is a PvP scoreboard that displays the top 10 players (which means the most points)
in PvP game. An area beside Shanghai is Yu Yu Garden. Inside Yu Yu Garden, there are various shops that sell weapons,
armors, and potions. Along with that are 3 dragon gates: "Green Dragon Gate", "Red Dragon Gate", and "Yellow Dragon Gate".
Going through the Dragon Gates and you will reach the PvP zone. In TaiwanMS, there are 2 additional PvP portals which
allow you to access PvP zone. They are located in Riprey and Orbis.

Inside the PvP area, you are allowed to open a room by using PvP Coupon. Only the person who opens up the game room
consumes one PvP Coupon each game. The room creator can choose the range of level (maximum range is 10 levels) for the
person to enter, or no level restriction at all. Only those that fall into the range specified are allowed to enter
the room and compete.

First stage is to kill the monster that has your name underneath it in a random map. The first to kill the monster wins.
The monsters have more HP than usual and their life bar is placed on the top. All the monsters appear in this mini-game
are corresponded to the level of your character and its range. The objective for second stage is to kill more monsters
than your opponent within a set amount of time. Time remaining and number of monsters killed by you and your opponent
are placed on the top right corner of the screen. The last stage is jump quest in a special map of EOS Tower. Both players
are summoned to the same map and make their way upwards to the top of the map in EOS Tower. First player to double click
on the NPC on the top of the map wins this round.

How to determine the winner? Best of 3 stage wins. But if one person wins the first two stages, the game will continue
towards the third stage regardless if the game is set.


(11) Fish-Catching Game
This mini-game is only exclusive to TaiwanMS. Players can play this mini-game by going to Night City and talk to an NPC.
This is the only mini-game where it has level limits to players. Players must be level 35 or above in order to talk to
this NPC. Players need to gather items for the NPC in order for him to give you a diving suit. Items asked by NPC are:
- 100 Clown Monkey is wheels
- 30 red pearls, 30 yellow pearls, 30 green pearls
The diving suit is needed for the mini-game. Players may only use melee weapons in the mini-game map that shows resemblence
to Aqua Road is Ocean I.C map to catch the specific fishes asked by the NPC. You catch the fish by hitting it with a weapon.
All other skills (including magic attacks, teleport, and support spells like hyper body) are disabled. 5 minutes are given
for you to catch as many fish as possible. Note that catching wrong type of fishes may deduct points. You will be rewarded
with prizes and exp for catching the right type of fish. This mini-game can be repeated as long as you have the diving suit.

Points are awarded(deducted) according to which type of fish you caught:
20 points for Bubble Fish
-5 points for Krappi
10 points for Poppa
15 points for Cico
-50 points for Jr. Seal

Please note that this is the first mini-game in Maple Story that can be considered as "unsafe", meaning that it is possible
to die while playing this mini-game. You can take damage from touching the fishes. This is also the only mini-game that
does not require you to pay meso or purchase cash shop item to play.


(11) Calculation of Mini-Game Points
You will have 2000 points at start for each type of mini-game. When you win a match, you gain points equal to the losing
player loses. When you lose, you will lose some points and your opponent will gain the same amount of points you lost.
Points awarded/lost are somewhat random, but those who perform well (higher points than the opponent) tend to lose
more points to someone who has lower points. They also gain less points if their opponents have lower points than them.
Those who perform extremly well (generally those over 2100 points) lose even more points when losing to a player with
points lower than 2100, but this is unconfirmed. This is a way to prevent players from running up the points by making
a mule account and lose all of the matches against the main account.

Every mini-game has its own independent points for same character. So there is no fear that a player who performs poorly
in Monster Cards will have a low score in Omok or other mini-games.


(12) Cheating in Mini-Games
I have heard news around the community that few rule-breaking users are using auto-clickers to cheat in Monster Cards.
It is quite sad to hear that cheaters have found their way to cheat successfully in Monster Cards. As for other mini-games,
they are also ruined by cheaters. Using 2 computers, cheaters create mule accounts and play with their main account.
The mule will forfeit and lose everytime the game starts. Once they run up the points and can no longer get more points
from the mule, the delete the mule account and create a new mule account to repeat the same process. This method works
on any 1v1 mini-game but it is very easy to be detected.

The game status will switch to "full" from "playing" whenever there is a winner in the mini-game. If you see the game room
status switches from "full" status to "playing" status and back to "full" very quickly, plesae report the main account
character to a GM as that is cheating in mini-games. Also, DO NOT buy or sell mini-game points to and from anyone. If you
want mini-game points, earn it with your best effort. If you want mesos, go hunt creatures for loots instead.


(13) Conclusion

Mini-game is fun to play but you got to pay 100 mesos for each game. I am pretty sure that there will be a mini-game
ranking, but I am not sure if there will be prize given out to the top 3 in the rankings. From what I heard from some
players, they said that GM will give those top 3 people in the ranking special items that are unable to obtain throughout
the game but only via GM. However, this is not confirmed. In fact, we Do not know how the rankings work. The ranking
could be a weekly, monthly, yearly, or even permanent ranking. For now, Let is just have fun and forget about the
competitions.


(14) Updates

V. 1.0 - Wrote the foundation and basic layout for the guide "A Guide for Mini-Games"
V. 1.1 - Included pictures and requirements to make a mini-game for MapleSea
V. 1.2 - Included requirements to make a mini-game for OMS
V. 1.3 - Removed dead pictures links
V. 1.4 - Modified "How to contact me?" section
V. 1.5 - Rephrased "How to create a set of Mini-Game?" section
V. 1.6 - Pictures are once again included thanks to Hidden Street is database images
V. 1.7 - Fixed some spelling and grammar
V. 1.8 - Included a mini-game called Pachinko, which is exclusive to JMS
V. 1.9 - The images are now using ImageShack instead of Hidden-Street to increase reliability
V. 2.0 - Added 2 Omok pieces: Panda and Pink Teddy
V. 2.1 - Included 2 more Omok pieces found in Ludibrium, making the total count of Omok pieces to 8 monsters
(4 found in Victoria Island, 4 found in Ludibrium)
V. 2.2 - Reordered the topics to make space for creating Omok in Ludibrium
V. 2.3 - Added Trixter and Master Chronos in Ludibrium that drops Monster Cards
V. 2.4 - Added Drum Bunny and Toy Trojan that drops Omok Table
V. 2.5 - Included Circle in Aqua Road that drops Monster Cards
V. 2.6 - Removed images to satisfy for Hidden Street is guidelines
V. 2.7 - A new minigame called Rock Paper Scissors from KMS is now included
V. 2.8 - Error corrected. It should be Dark Stump that drops Omok Table, not Dark Axe Stump. Thanks to Gracia Dong for
spotting this error.
V. 2.9 - Renamed a few sections, rephrased a sentence for clearer instructions.
V. 3.0 - Major upgrade: Added a whole new section regarding about a new mini-game released in CMS. Also explained the
calculation of points in mini-games.
V. 3.1 - Modified quite a lot of sections. Pachinko section now further explain the gameplay and rewards.
Rock Paper Scissors has been added to JMS client. PvP now gives an in-depth explaination of the overall game
play and how to win.
V. 3.2 - Found out there are 2 types of PvP coupons: "PvP Create Room Coupon" and "PvP Enter Room Coupon"
V. 3.3 - TaiwanMS added 2 new portals for access to PvP zone. They are found in Riprey and Orbis.
V. 3.4 - Added "Cheating in Mini-Games" section after hearing reports of cheaters made their way into mini-games.
V. 3.5 - TaiwanMS added a new mini-game: "Fish-Catching Game". This marks the introduction of first MS mini-game that can be
considered as "unsafe" as it is possible to die when playing this mini-game.


(15) Disclaimer

Disclaimer
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Information presented here is complied from sources believed to be accurate. However, the author and admin(s) of the posted
forums or websites are not responsible for any errors and omissions. No one is responsible for death, injury, lost, etc
due to direct/indirect use of this guide.

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