- This article is about the PSP game. For the franchise overview, see Toaru Majutsu no Index.
- Kamijou Touma
- Misaka Mikoto
- Stiyl Magnus
- Kanzaki Kaori
- Misaka 10032
- Shirai Kuroko
- Tsuchimikado Motoharu
- Sasha Kreutzev
- Oriana Thomson
- Index (support only)
- Last Order (support only)
Non-playable characters Edit
- Kihara Amata
- Sphynx (appears in Index's left shoulder button assist move)
- Misaka 10032's cat (appears in the clone's victory pose)
- Aogami Pierce (form used by Index during the Angel Fall Arc in Touma's story route)
- Kamijou Touya (appears during the Angel Fall Arc in Touma's story route)
- Kamijou Shiina (uses the form of Index during the Angel Fall Arc in Touma's story route)
- Tatsugami Otohime (use the form of Misaka Mikoto during the Angel Fall Arc in Touma's story route)
- Lidvia Lorenzetti (referenced during the Daihasei Festival Arc section in Touma's story route)
- White Player
- Red Player
As with many fighting games, players choose a characters from a lineup, and engage in hand-to-hand combat with an opponent. It is primarily a competitive two player series, but a human player can fight an AI-controlled character for practice, amusement, or to advance the game's story.
The game provides an option to switch character's costumes before a match. Most of the costumes appear in the story, however, a couple are simply color swaps, as the character has yet to wear any other costume.
PartnersEditIn the game the player has the option of using a partner to be used as support during the match. All the characters can be used as partners, however, both Index and Last Order are exclusively partner-type characters, and can't be used for fighting. All fighting characters can be partnered up with every other character, however, some partnerships work better than others. For example, Kamijou Touma and Misaka Mikoto are more suited to be partners than Kamijou Touma and Accelerator. A notable aspect is the different interactions a character has depending on their opponent before the beginning of the battle.
A prolonged cutscene just before the start of a match occurs when two specific characters face each other, such as Oriana Thomson teasing Misaka Mikoto about her "growth", or Touma acknowledging Accelerator as the strongest esper and himself being a level 0.
- For movesets and specials see the Toaru Majutsu no Index PSP Game Moveset list article.
Aside from the special moves that characters have (called Overdrive moves), there are team-up moves called Unison Raids. These moves can only be performed when the player uses a pair of characters with a certain frequency, and an amount of "partnership" is required. This "partnership" factor can be increased by playing the VS CPU modes, with a maximum level is 5 (3 being the minimum requirement for a Unison Raid). Partnership appears to shorten the time needed to call the player's support character.
Players engage opponents in various locations derived from the Toaru Majutsu no Index series, like the bridge where Mikoto fights Touma or the streets of Academy City. However, some stages can only be unlocked after finishing a character's route in story mode. For example, the Oowarai Beach stage can be unlocked when the player is doing Touma's route.
List of Stages
- A Certain Iron Railway Bridge
- The Switchyard in School District 17, where Touma defeats Accelerator. Most prominently featured in episode 13 and 14 of the anime.
- Crossing in Front of the Station, the road that is featured in episode 4 of the anime, where Touma meets and is pummeled by Kaori.
- High Ground, the open space with railings and wind turbines in close proximity, featured in episode 10 of the anime. This is where Touma meets Mikoto the 2nd time after meeting her and a clone of hers the day before.
- Pedestrian Deck, an open space that is featured in episode 1 of the anime, where Touma once again meets Mikoto challenging him to a fight, and where Touma is complaining about Index.
- Construction Site, the outside of the abandoned construction building, featured in episode 18 of the anime adaptation where Touma an Etzali fought.
- Beach at Twilight, Oowarai Beach featured in episode 16 and 17 during Touma's confrontation with his father.
- Beach at Night, Oowarai Beach during the nighttime, featured in episode 17 of the anime after Misha reveales her true identity as an angel.
- Training Room
Ideal Accomplishments (Identify) Edit
Before beginning a match, in addition to selecting one's fighter and support, each team will be asked to choose from a list of accomplishments. Fulfilling and/or maintaining the conditions listed will grant a boost in offensive power. Some options are unlocked by achieving certain conditions is battle. Harder conditions result in greater boosts. The word "Identify" will appear near the status bar to indicate the boost is active.
Note that this is an incomplete listing. Unlocking conditions for some Accomplishments are unknown. Regarding accomplishments for which the unlocking condition is reaching Reliability Level 5 for certain characters, these will not be unlocked for every pairing involving that character.
- Superiority - Keep Stamina above 75% (Offensive Ability +20%)
- Crisis - Stamina drops below 50% (Excludes Dead or Alive status) (Offensive Ability +20%)
- Unilateral - Difference between own stamina and opponent's is greater than 25% (Offensive Ability +15%)
- Slow Starter - 30 seconds elapsed from beginning of battle (Offensive Ability +15%)
- Forerunner - Land a hit with Fast Strike. (Offensive Ability +15%)
- Victory to He Who Strikes First - Take the lead by winning the first round (does not include draws) (Offensive Ability +20%)
- Teamwork - Land at least 3 hits with Partner Assist. (Offensive Ability +25%)
- Heavyweight - Land a hit with Overdrive. (Offensive Ability +15%)
- Man of Courage - Achieve Overdrive level 3 (Offensive Ability +20%) (Unlockable by completing Touma's story).
- First Class Villain - Don't attack the opponent's partner (Offensive Ability +25%) (Unlocked by completing Accelerator's route)
- Dark Side - Use provocation at least 3 times (Offensive Ability +25%) (Unlockable upon completing Mugino's route)
- Berserker - Remain in Dead or Alive status for a short period of time. (Offensive Ability +40%) (Unlockable. Possibly awarded for winning a round in Dead or Alive Status or reaching level 5 reliability with Kamijou Touma)
- Ace - Land no less than 3 follow up hits on on an airborne opponent. (Offensive Ability +25%) (Unlockable. Possibly for reaching level 5 reliability with Misaka Mikoto)
- Necessary Evil - Perform a successful Drive Crack (Offensive Ability +20%) (Drive Crack drains opponent's charge bar for Overdrive, triggered through repeated assaults) (Unlockable, possibly awarded for reaching level 5 reliability with Stiyl)
- Dexterity - Land a counterattack. (Offensive Ability +15%) (Unlockable. Possibly for reaching level 5 reliability with Kanzaki)
- Isolation - Don't use Partner Assist for 15 seconds (Offensive Ability +15%) (Unlockable, possibly awarded upon reaching level 5 reliability with Accelerator)
- Networker - Land a hit with Unison Raid (Offensive Ability +25%) (Unlockable, awarded upon reaching level 5 Reliability with Misaka Imouto) (NOTE: Not available for use if Unison Raid isn't unlocked for chosen combatants)
- Phantom - Successfully inflict back damage at least 3 times (Offensive Ability +20%) (Unlockable, awarded upon reaching level 5 reliability with Kuroko)
- Contrarian - Land an attack during a fixed period of time after a provocation. (Offensive Ability +15%) (Unlockable, awarded upon reaching level 5 reliability with Tsuchimikado)
- Merciless - Successfully strike an enemy while their down at least 3 times (Offensive Ability +25%) (Unlockable. Possibly awarded upon reaching level 5 for Sasha)
- Forbid Pursuit - Move more than a certain distance (Offensive Ability +20%) (Unlockable, awarded by raising Oriana's Reliability with other characters)
- Late Bloomer - Continue battling for at least 15 seconds after Overdrive becomes available for use. (Offensive Ability +25%) (Unlockable. Possibly awarded upon reaching level 3 for Itsuwa with Index)
- Angel Class - Combo Damage Amount exceeds 3000 (Offensive Ability +25%) (Unlockable, awarded upon reaching level 5 Reliability with Fuse Kazakiri)
- False Conviction - Largest combo count is at least 10. (Offensive Ability +20%) (Unlockable, awarded after the final battle on Mugino's route)
- Prohibited Index - Use every action at least once (Offensive Ability +25%) (NOTE: Includes Overdrive) (Unlockable, awarded upon reaching level 5 Reliability with Index)
- Final Signal - Use every partner assist at least 1 time. (Offensive Ability +40%) (Note: Includes Unison Raid. Not available for use if Unison Raid isn't unlocked for chosen combatants) (Unlockable by reaching level 5 Reliability with Last Order)
The player is to pick among five character routes which unlock certain characters as the story progresses. Each of the five routes follow a certain storyline, and requires fighting against certain characters to advance to the next stage. Upon completing a stage, the character defeated by the player will be unlocked in the roster of characters available for use in the Versus Mode.
- Kamijou Touma - the player relives Touma's experiences and the combats he faced throughout the Light Novel series. This includes fighting against Stiyl Magnus, Kanzaki Kaori, Misaka Mikoto, Accelerator, Sasha Kreutzev, Tsuchimikado Motoharu, Oriana Thomson, and Acqua of the Back (Kazakiri Hyouka makes an appearance only, and Sherry Cromwell is excluded from the story.)
- Accelerator - after moving in with Yomikawa, Accelerator bumps into Mikoto, who is shocked upon meeting Last Order, and later ends up fighting Touma and Tsuchimikado. After an unsatisfactory victory, he ends up teaming up with Tsuchimikado to rescue a kidnapped Last Order. It is revealed that Last Order was taken by Kihara Amata, who uses her to hijack the Sisters and summon Fuse Kazakiri. Tsuchimikado, who pretends to work for Kihara in order to locate him, seems to betray Accelerator in order to locate a monitoring device on him, but then aids him in the rescue attempt
- Mugino Shizuri - working with a hijacked Radio Noise clone and Kihara Amata, Shizuri takes Academy City by storm, first defeating Tsuchimikado Motoharu and Kamijou Touma in pursuit of an esper who is supposedly necessary for Kihara's '0th Dimension Pole' project. This earns the hatred of several characters such as Itsuwa and Index, who then challenge her and are seemingly brought along by Kihara as 'experimental equipment'. She later ends up fighting Kanzaki Kaori and Stiyl Magnus, Acqua of the Back, Mikoto and Kuroko, and Accelerator and Last Order. At the end she is betrayed by Kihara who intends to make her experimental equipment and ends up fighting Fuse Kazakiri.
- Kanzaki Kaori - Kanzaki is appointed to a "search and destroy" mission were they need to find and stop a magician who has infiltrated into Academy City, for this mission Kaori is accompanied by Itsuwa; after several incidents (such as being accused of being a large breasted terrorist by an army of middle schooler girls who have the same face) Kanzaki finally runs into her target, Acqua of the Back.
- Sasha Kreutzev - Sasha is tasked with recovering the stone Angel's Tear (天使 の 涙 tenshi no namida?), a stone that has mysteriously ended in the hands of the science side. For this purpose Sasha hires the help of Oriana Thompson, but while searching for the stone they notice that several factions such as the English Anglican Church seem interested in preventing the stone from being used by magicians.
- Final Chapter - After completing all five character routes, the player unlocks a final chapter. In the final chapter, it is revealed that the mysterious voice is a magician from the future. At the end of Touma's route, that voice is, in fact, talking about the player's memory loss and not Touma's. The player is revealed to be an esper from the past, and is actually controlling the characters of the current period. The future magician reveals his intentions of changing the present using the player, however, the player will reject the idea, thinking that it is wrong, and Touma comes and helps the player break the future magician's illusion.
- Misaka Mikoto - The game's "special" hidden route, it requires a save data from the Railgun PSP game in order to be unlocked. The route describes a "regular" day for Misaka Mikoto where she spends most of her time chasing after Touma with the intention of having a face off, for this instance Mikoto's motivation is the fact that Touma obtained a limited Gekota Chocolate before Mikoto could do so, and furthermore he insulted Gekota calling him a "weird frog" just as Mikoto was trying to negotiate the chocolate's possession. During the chase Touma will bump and eventually create misunderstandings with several female characters from the cast of the game, much to Mikoto's chagrin.
Versus Mode allows players to play against AI-controlled opponents, either in Solo Mode (where players fight against opponents without any support) or in Cooperative Mode (where a player fights against an opponent with a support character each).
Some characters are available as exclusively supportive characters (Index and Last Order), and cannot be played as a main character.
In training mode, a player is transported to the training area stage, here, a player can train their skills on a character. Players can either set the AI to be stationary or fight back in order to practice various combos, tactics and strategies, and it immediately recovers health after incurring damage.
Categorized into two sections: Survival and Time Attack. Survival mode is where a player is pitted to fight opponents to increase their score, the opponents get increasingly more difficult after each win. Time Attack type is similar to Survival, however, the player's time is recorded in order to determine how long a single run of the challenge was played.
The Ranking section features the rank of the character(s) after one run of the challenge; for the Survival mode's ranking, it is determined by the character(s) scores, while the Time Attack's is determined the length of time.
The Gallery section of the game contains various extras for the user's perusal, such as the CG artwork that the player unlocks after playing the story modes, changeable backgrounds and sprites for use in screenshots, the soundtrack of the game, voices, as well as the total score the player has earned after playing the game and the statistics regarding the player's achievements.
The gallery features not only the game sprites during the "visual novel" segments of the game, but the 3d sprites for the characters and their alternative costumes. When activated, the 3d model in the gallery can do a basic pose, and can be moved around in different angles.
The gallery features music that is unlockable as one progresses through the story mode routes of the game. Music from both Toaru Majutsu no Index and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun anime are used in the game.
- into control
- MELT IN
- Battle Entrance (バトル・エントランス Batoru Entoransu?)
- OUTRIGHT STRIKE
- GRIND IN THE BACK
- REBEL ONE
- Innocence (零度崇拝(イノゼンス) Reido Sūhai (Inozensu)?, lit. "Zero Degree Worship")
- Wisdom (高密輯域(ウィズドム) Kōmitsu Shūiki (Wizudomu)?, lit. "High Density Territory")
- Fightin' Cats! (ファイティン・キャツ! Faitin.Kyatsu?)
- SPEAD OF BEAT
- CUBIC 《LOOP》 ROOM
- Tsūgakuro (通学路 Road to School?)
- Nichijō (日常 Daily Life?)
- Itsumo no Nakama to (いつもの仲間と With the Usual Friend?)
- Konran (混乱 Confusion?)
- Aseri (焦り Impatience?)
- Kyūketsu Koroshi (吸血殺し Vampire Killer?)
- Odayaka na Yō (穏やかな陽 Calm Days?)
- Fūki īn no Katsudō (風紀委員(ジャッジメント)の活動 Judgement's Activities?)
- Sakubō (策謀 Plot?)
- Bousō (暴走 Runaway?)
- Heat Island (ヒートアイランド Hīto Airando?)
- Soshite Futatabi (そして再び Then Once More?)
- Ukabiagaru mono (浮かび上がるもの That Which Emerges from Obscurity?)
- Bureikusurū (ブレイクスルー Breakthrough?)
- Battle Victory (バトル牌利 Batoru Pairi?)
- Battle Defeat (バトル耽北 Batoru Fukekita?)
- and you.
Index appears before the main menu comes up to the screen and will complain to the player if the player does not play the game for one day. If the player changes the date to 1 or 2 days before or ahead of the save data, Index will become suspicious but welcomes the player or bites the player. Kousaka Kirino from Ore no Imouto will also appear either she is rather suspicious or welcomes the player.
The game was received warmly, managing to sell 56,017 copies in its first week of release.
- ↑ Dengeki videogames website (in Japanese).
- ↑ Wikipedia article on Fighting Games
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Toaru Majutsu no Index Original Soundtrack 2 - Dedicatus545
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Toaru Majutsu no Index Original Soundtrack 1 - ELECTROMASTER
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Original Soundtrack 1 - SPARK!!
- ↑ Sales information for the Toaru Majutsu no Index PSP Game from 4gamer.net (Japanese), Retrieved on February 10, 2011