M.S. Prima Vista (Theater Ship)

Welcome to the Jegged.com walkthrough and strategy guide for Final Fantasy IX! Note that this guide is full of spoilers so read ahead at your own peril. Alright, so let’s get started…

Intro Screen for Final Fantasy IX
Main Title Screen

The Cargo Room

The story begins with our main character, Zidane, in the Cargo Room of the Theater Ship, also known as the M.S. Prima Vista. Make your way into the middle of the room and press the X Button near the table to light up the candle and light the room.

You will be given an option to name the main character. The default name for the main character is “Zidane” and this guide will refer to him as such throughout this walkthrough - it is recommended that you keep his default name just to keep things easy.

The Cargo Room of the M.S. Prima Vista
Naming Screen for Zidane

Four of Zidane’s comrades will enter the room - Blank, Cinna and Marcus. A forth character with a large dragon mask will enter the room and force you and the rest of your party into the first battle of the game.

Boss Battle: Masked Man

Level: 1
HP: 188

Each of your three party members are “thief class” characters so each of them are capable of stealing items. Make sure that you steal all three of the items that are available from the Masked Man before you defeat him.

This boss does barely any damage and is fairly easy to defeat. He will even miss with some of his attacks; tripping and falling on the ground instead of doing any actual damage.

Masked Man boss battle
Zidane and crew battling Baku in his Masked Man form

Hit him with a few attacks to end the fight.

Steal:
Potion (common)
Wrist (uncommon)
Mage Masher (rare)

Drops:
· (Nothing)

A video of the battle is included below:

All four of your party members will meet up with Baku (the Masked Man revealed) in the next room and will go over the upcoming battle plans. The crew plan to raid the castle and kidnap Princess Garnet.

Baku suggesting the team kidnap Princess Garnet

The next phase of the story continues in the city of Alexandria. Click on the link below to continue.