Another game in the Yakuza universe has landed, and with it comes a new cycle of buying things and unlocking skills in the effort to become the biggest badass in Kamurocho. If you’re looking to speed up that process, we’ve got you covered. We’ve figured out the best way to farm both money and SP in Judgment.
Unfortunately, this method doesn’t become available until Chapter 6 of the game; that’s because you’ll need to have unlocked both the Quickstarter crowdfunding app and gained access to Dice and Cube at Paradise VR.
In the meantime, I’d recommend saving up a decent chunk of change because in order to maximize your payouts, you’ll have to invest. Literally.
The initial setup you’ll need in order to most efficiently farm both cash and SP in Judgment is as follows:
- Unlock all of the Hug Bomb drinks by investing in them through Quickstarter.
- Collect as many Play Passes as you can, either through enemy drops or by receiving them as prizes at the casino.
- Through a combination of Quickstarter investing and playing Dice and Cube at Paradise VR, unlock the longest course.
- At this point, it would also help to invest in the Dice and Cube strategy guides in the app as well, to unlock the High Roller skill tree.
- Prepare as many SP boosting extracts as you can.
Doing all of this will require well over 2 million yen, which is admittedly a strange requirement when the whole point is to make money, but the idea is to give yourself access to a pipeline of easy, lucrative cash no matter what. It’s well worth it in the long run.
Farming Money In Judgment
This part is pretty straightforward, actually. If you’ve played Dice and Cube, you know how lucrative that game can be if you win, easily netting upwards of 500,000 yen per play on the longer courses.
What you’ll want to do is select the longest course, and make sure you do not choose the challenge rules. Though the rewards are better, you run the risk of losing everything if you fail to reach the end. Under normal rules, you can keep all the items you collect even if you don’t finish the course, meaning you still get to exchange them for mad stacks of cash win or lose.
Once you’re dropped onto the board, you’ll want to prioritize
- gift spaces
- safe spaces
- dice spaces
Battle spaces really don’t do much for you here unless you’re really hurting for dice.
Above all, hunt down King Koro-nyan. Once you’ve tracked him down, you’ll have three turns where every space is a bonus space that will net you hundreds of thousands of yen in prizes, so even if you’re about to finish, move backwards in order to get all three bonus opportunities.
Just steer clear of his evil lavender-colored doppleganger, because he’ll steal every item you have. Remember that they both move around the board as you do, so give that evil bastard a wide, wide berth.
When the course finishes, whether you reach the goal or noy, you’ll be plenty richer than you were when you started, and it’ll only take between 10 and 15 minutes, depending on how you roll.
Obviously, the Precision Press skill is super helpful here, but since it’s so expensive, we recommend waiting until you’ve done some farming first, in order to make it easier to unlock.
Farming SP in Judgment
Now that you’re filthy rich, you can make like a good capitalist and just buy your experience! Remember investing in the Hug Bomb line of drinks? Well, they’ll each reward you with a boatload of SP, and they’re available at the Poppo on Tenkaichi Street.
They’re expensive, at 80k yen each, but you shouldn’t be hurting for money at this point, so get as many as you want! After your purchase, make sure to drink that SP boosting extract before you slam those energy drinks down. Depending on how many of them you buy, you can easily wind up with over 7,500 SP in just 15 minutes of play time.