428: Shibuya Scramble Trophy Guide

Game: 428: Shibuya Scramble
Peripherals: –
Time to 100%: 35 – 40h+ (Reading dependent)
Difficulty: 1/10
Missable trophies: None.
Trophies: 1 6 12 8
Author: Sean

Welcome to the trophy guide for 428: Shibuya Scramble. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Stage 1 – Reach the True Ending.


428: Shibuya Scramble is a large VN with a lot of choices and multi-tasking and switching around stories constantly. It can be quite a task to do without a guide, but to make light of it all follow along below. The way this will be written is mostly story progression, occasionally picking up a dead end on the way. After completion of a time block, you’ll wrap up the remaining bad ends for that block. Bad Ends are needed not only for trophies, but at certain amounts and particular endings you will net items needed for special stories. Unfortunately due to the nature and complexity of some ending requirements a lot of the endings in this walkthrough come from prior choices. If you are missing some bad endings or are unsure of how to obtain them, refer to the respective block for all the ending tips. Due to the complex nature of choices a lot of the trophies will contain story changes that follow-up from the walkthrough below. If you are following the trophies below alone in post-game without regards to the walkthrough, make sure to reset your timeline to being complete before attempting them to not hit any errors.

Note: 428: Shibuya Scramble does not come with text skip. You can hold X to progress text slightly faster but that’s it. The saving grace here is in 90% of scenario’s, you can timeline and change stories immediately after a choice making it quick and easy to swap stories around. You can also press down on the directional pad and sometimes skip through pre-seen stories and jump to texts though not always available.

10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00

17:00 – 18:00

18:00 – 20:00

Stage 2 – Post-Game Content


Now that you’re done the main story with both endings and all the bad endings, all that’s left is the special content you unlocked and will further unlock. The first 3 you will unlock is the Quiz, White Bookmark and Black Bookmark.

First to knockdown will be completing the Special Episodes. Refer to ‘Shibuya Side Stories’ for more details on this.
The ‘Shibuya Side Stories’ will end with you doing Suzune’s story for ‘Heartbeat of Spring’ due to it containing the final Special Episode.
You will then need to watch Canaan’s story for ‘The Solitary Serpent’ trophy.
After watching both stories you’re bookmarks will change allowing you then to view the Mean Clean scenario, refer to ‘The Three R’s’ for more information.
Mean Clean’s scenario will reward you with a Golden Bookmark which in turn allows you to access the conspiracy scenario.
To access the Conspiracy Scenario refer to ‘Cry for Help’ for more details. Viewing the conspiracy scenario will alter one of Mean Clean’s scenario’s implementing a new tip to access the True Conspiracy scenario.
Refer to ‘They Walk Among Us’ for more details on the True Conspiracy. After completing the True Conspiracy you will also net the platinum, congratulations!

Trophies


 Honorary S.O.S Member
Acquire all trophies


 The Worst is Over
View all bad endings.

There are a grand total of 85 endings, a rather large amount that takes a lot of effort to uncover them all. Luckily they’re all detailed in the walkthrough above or all the tips (minus the 18:00 Block) are listed in their respective blocks trophies. This will come when you earn all the Bad Times, XX:XX Block trophies (XX:XX being the time the block takes place).


 The Solitary Serpent
Finish the “Canaan” scenario.

Canaan’s scenario requires you to have obtained the Black Bookmark. This bookmark is unlocked when you have seen the True Ending to the game, refer to the stages above on how to unlock the True Ending.

When you do have the Black Bookmark, from the Character Selection screen (Not the timeline) press R1 to access the bonus section where you can view Canaan’s scenario. Sit back and enjoy it too as there are no choices to be made just like in Suzune’s scenario.


 Final Curtain
View the true ending.

The True Ending is an altered ending that gives closure to a lot more characters of the story. You’ll see the alterations to the character endings or more detailed character endings by viewing an epilogue made through very specific choices. You’ll first need to witness the normal ending then you can achieve this ending. Refer to the stages above to see how to unlock the True Ending (At the bottom of the 18:00 – 20:00 Block).


 The Three R`s
Finish the “Mean Clean” scenario.

The Mean Clean scenario has quite a few prerequisites, you must earn the following trophies:
~The Worst is Over, The End?, Final Curtain, Heartbeat of Spring, and The Solitary Serpent.

When you’ve done all of the above your White and Black Bookmarks will change to include Suzune’s and Canaan’s marks:

The Changed Bookmarks

If your bookmarks reflect the same as above you’ll be able to access the new tips within the main story.

The Jump in Achi’s 15:00 Block

Achi
15:30
Choose “15:30 Finding the Van”
Option B
When Canaan stops you the 2nd time she’ll talk about your shirt. Press Square and interact with “Shirt”.
Red Text: fellow.
Mean Clean
15:30

The Jump in Maria’s 16:00 Block

Maria
16:00
Immediately upon the start of this section you’ll find the blue text you need. Press Square and interact with “Scene of the explosion”
Red Text: other individuals.
Mean Clean
16:00

The Jump in Kano’s 16:00 Block

Kano
16:40
Choose “16:40 To Napeidai”.
Immediately upon the start of this section you’ll find the blue text you need. Press Square and interact with “South Hill”.
Red Text: Mean Clean.
Mean Clean
16:40

The Jump in Osawa’s 16:00 Block

Osawa
16:40
Choose “AB Pretty Honey’s Response”.
Option B
A short while after your choice you’ll find the blue text you need when Kajiwara speaks. Press Square and interact with “mystery”.
Red Text: these guys.
Mean Clean
16:50

The Jump in Achi’s 17:00 Block

Minorikawa
16:05
Choose “ABC The Stumbling Man”.
Option A.
Achi
Choose “17:05 To Endo Electronics”
A little ways into the scene you’ll have an outside view of the SUV, you’ll then get a blue text here. Press Square and interact with “side of the road”.
Red Text: Mean Clean
Mean Clean
17:05

Completing the Mean Clean Scenario’s will earn you the Golden Bookmark!


 Cry for Help
Finish the “Conspiracy” scenario.

You will need to complete the Mean Clean scenario before accessing this as you need the Golden Bookmark. You’ll find the Conspiracy scenario hidden behind a choice representing Spike Chunsoft’s Predsident’s name; Koichi Nakamura in Minorikawa’s path.

Minorikawa
17:35
Choose “ABCD A Common Name 2”
Option B.
Don’t touch any buttons.
Eventually you’ll see subtitles and hear a voice like so:

The screen to wait on

As soon as he starts speaking, rotate your right analog counter-clockwise slowly (About 1 roatation per second) until you see like 5 or 6 static screens then the screen will go black. This is a huge pain. A few things to watch out for:
~If you saw no static screens and he is done speaking, you missed the opportunity so you’ll need to restart at Option B.
~If you saw some static screens and he is done speaking without you reaching the black screen, you missed the opportunity so you’ll need to restart at Option B.
~This can and likely take you multiple tries and upwards of 5 minutes or more.

When you finally reach the black screen, a monologue will go on. Read the short story to completion to earn this trophy.


 They Walk Among Us
Finish the “True Conspiracy” scenario.

To achieve the True Conspiracy scenario you will first need to complete the Conspiracy scenario. Once having done so, you’ll have to finish off Koichi Nakamura’s story hidden behind a Mean Clean scenario’s tip.

The Jump in Achi’s 17:00 Block

Achi
17:05
Choose “JUMP Pulling Over”
On the first screen you’ll see the blue text. Press square and interact with “Side of the Road”.
Red Text: Mean Clean.
Mean Clean
17:05
Since you’ve read the story before you can press Down on The Directional Pad to advance forward through the text.
Hold down until you see the “X Reread” feature light up. If you hit the end of the story don’t worry, go up a few until you reach the page with:
“Big Joe and Flaps tumbled to the ground.” then press X.

Where to Input the Code

Now read the story for a few minutes and Big Joe and Flaps will unscrew Mean Cleans lid and the screen will sparkle. Be prepared, after this sparkling the screen will fade black and then back to live-action. Once it returns to the sidewalk and the text starts appearing input: Right, Left, Up, Down. Finish reading the new scenario and you’ll earn the Prismatic Book Mark and the Platinum!


 Shibuya Side Stories
Unlock all Special Episodes.

After you complete 428: Shibuya Scramble you’ll unlock the first 11 special episodes. The first 11 are all ones you’ve seen during gamplay; Opening, 11:00 – 12:00 Preview, 12:00 – 13:00 Preview, 13:00 – 14:00 Preview, 14:00 – 15:00 Preview, 15:00 – 16:00 Preview, 16:00 – 17:00 Preview, 17:00 – 18:00 Preview, 18:00 – 20:00 Preview, Canaan Preview, and Suzune Preview.

The remaining 22 are locked behind the 428 Pop Quiz (which unlocks after story completion too) and hidden inputs throughout the story. All the Special Episodes can be found in the Bonus Content section of the main menu. Go there and play the 428 Pop Quiz. Remember, you must get the question right to advance.

**Note: The ‘tips’ in each of the special episodes rewarded from the quiz give you clues to locations for the remaining special episodes.

The answers are as follows:
1st Question: 100
(Asao Ozu & Yutaro Segawa)
2nd Question: MII-CHAN
(Maki Yoneda)
3rd Question: 5000 YEN
(Jun’ichi Yanagishita)
4th Question: EXTREME
(The Kinderpartners)
5th Question: BOMBAY
(Miku Morita)
6th Question: YAMATO HEALTH FOODS
(Susumu Nishizawa VS Yoji Kiryu)
7th Question: AU REVOIR
(Shinnosuke Oarai)
8th Question: PANDEMIC
(Chiriko Osugi)
9th Question: BOMB AND ARSON SQUAD
(Koji Kuze)
10th Question: CANAAN
(Koichiro Katayama)
11th Question: SIDE-CHANNEL
(Suguru Makino)

Now that the quiz is done you’ll have 11 of the 22 Special Episodes unlocked. Using the tips from the first 11 Special Episodes, you can find the remaining 11. Unfortunately, it’s lengthy to wait in each picture so the codes below can be entered at the appropiate time. (R=Right.)

Special Episode 12:
Osawa
12:30
Choose “12:30 Frustrations”
When you see the rubber glove with water beds on it;
Input: R, R, R, Circle, Circle, R.
(Yoshio Kajiwara)

Special Episode 13:
Maria
14:00
Choose “AB Want Me to Handle It?”
Option A
When you see Maria walking with the Mascot Costume strapped to her back;
Input: R, Circle, Circle, Circle, R, R.
(Masamichi Fukuma)

Special Episode 14:
Kano
15:25
Choose “ABC Hit me”
Option C
When you see Jack and Kano running towards the screen together (Focused on their torsos);
Input: R, R, Circle, R, R, Circle
(Rumi Kudo)

Special Episode 15:
Minorikawa
15:00
Option “AB Should I Tell Them?”
Option B
Timeline after option B.
Achi
15:05
Choose “15:05 To the Surveillance Room”
When you see Hitomi and Achi walking down an Alleyway;
Input: R, Circle, R, R, Circle, Circle.
(Ryoko Kakinuma)

Special Episode 16:
Minorikawa
15:00
Option “AB Should I Tell Them?”
Option A
Timeline after option A.
Minorikawa
16:05
Choose “ABC The Stumbling Man”
Option B
Once Minorikawa is driving away in the taxi;
Input: R, Circle, R, Circle, Circle, R.
(Chiaki Iso)

Special Episode 17:
Minorikawa
12:00
When Minorikawa’s interview is over and he goes to shake the man’s hand;
Input: R, Circle, R, R, Circle, R.
(Taisei Yasuda)

Special Episode 18:
Osawa
12:35
Choose “AB A Father Asking for Help”
Option A
Timeline once you chose A
Kano
12:40
When Kano and Sasayama are both running from the park, the scene changes to them running away from the camera;
Input: R, R, Circle, Circle, Circle, R.
(Hana Toyama)

Special Episode 19:
Osawa
12:35
Choose “AB A Father Asking for Help”
Option B
Timeline once you chose B
Tama
13:40
Choose “AB What to Do with the Cat Suit?”
Option A
Timeline once you chose A
Kano
13:50
Choose “JUMP Kenji Osawa/Cat”
Achi
13:50
Once the cat enters the studio shuffling it’s feet;
Input: R, Circle, Circle, Circle, R, Circle.
(Taku Okado)

Special Episode 20:
Maria
13:40
Choose “AB What to Do with the Cat Suit?”
Option B
Timeline once you chose B
Kano
14:20
Choose “ABC The Syndicate’s Goals”
Option A
Timeline once you chose A
Osawa
14:20
Choose “JUMP Detective”
When Osawa is outside and their are bodies strewn all over the streets;
Input: R, Circle, R, Circle, Circle, Circle.
(Masae Takei)

Special Episode 21:
Maria
14:30
Choose “AB Some New Pick-up Trick?”
Option B
Timeline once you chose B
Achi
14:35
Once you see Achi defending Hana’s father;
Input: R, R, Circle, Circle, R, Circle.
(Teruo Toyama)
Maria
14:30
Choose “AB Some New Pick-up Trick?”
Option A
Timeline once you chose A
Kano
14:20
Choose “ABC The Syndicate’s Goals”
Option C
Timeline once you chose C

Special Episode 22:
This one is is in a bonus story not main story. Go to the main menu, then load your save file. You need to be at the character selection. Press R1 to access the ‘bonus’. You’ll want to play the Suzune” chapter you unlocked with the White Bookmark. In it when the boy sits on the bench and asks during conversation “So, um…” he began. is when you’ll input: R, Circle, Circle, R, R, Circle.
(Minorikawa)


 Heartbeat of Spring
Finish the “Suzune” scenario.

Suzune’s scenario is unlocked by achieving a set number of bad endings and viewing the normal ending. Doing both of these requirements will earn you the White Bookmark needed to unlock Suzune’s scenario. At the character selection screen after loading your game, you can press R1 to access Bonus where you will find this scenario. Watch the scenario in it’s retirement (No choices are in this scenario) and you will earn this trophy.


 The End?
View the normal ending.

After completing the game for the first time, after the 18:00 – 20:00 block, you’ll reach the epilogue. After the epilogue is when this trophy will pop.


 Bad Times, 18:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 18:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 18:00 – 20:00 time block, there are 21 to be found (#65 – 85). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. Unfortunately, this game does not offer tips for this time block. So refer to the 18:00 time block above in the walkthrough.


 Bad Times, 17:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 17:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 17:00 time block, there is 1 to be found (#64). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Bad Times, 16:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 16:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 16:00 time block, there are 13 to be found (#51 – 63). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Bad Times, 15:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 15:00 time block. 

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 15:00 time block, there are 9 to be found (#42 – 50). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Bad Times, 14:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 14:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 14:00 time block, there are 7 to be found (#35 – 41). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Bad Times, 13:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 13:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 13:00 time block, there are 10 to be found (#25 – 34). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Bad Times, 12:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 12:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 12:00 time block, there are 8 to be found (#17 – 24). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Bad Times, 11:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 11:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 11:00 time block, there are 9 to be found (#8-16). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Bad Times, 10:00 Block
View all bad endings in the 10:00 time block.

This is a trophy that you will obtain for achieving to see all the Bad Ends in the 10:00 time block, there are 7 to be found (#1-7). All the endings are detailed in the stages above, though due to the unforgiving nature of this game it’s easy to lose your bearings. So if you have not followed the stages or are simply referring to here for the endings, below are all the endings tips.

You can also go to the stages above and mimic the walkthrough as well.


 Welcome to Shibuya
Clear the 10:00 time block. 

A story-related trophy regarding the section 10:00 – 11:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.


 Cat’s Out of the Bag
Clear the 11:00 time block.

A story-related trophy regarding the section 11:00 – 12:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.


 Who Can You Trust?
Clear the 12:00 time block. 

A story-related trophy regarding the section 12:00 – 13:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.


 Deadly Preposition
Clear the 13:00 time block.

A story-related trophy regarding the section 13:00 – 14:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.


 Infection
Clear the 14:00 time block.

A story-related trophy regarding the section 14:00 – 15:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.


 Choice and Sacrifice
Clear the 15:00 time block.

A story-related trophy regarding the section 15:00 – 16:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.


 Running Out of Time
Clear the 16:00 time block.

A story-related trophy regarding the section 16:00 – 17:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.


 Shibuya Scramble
Clear the 17:00 time block.

A story-related trophy regarding the section 17:00 – 18:00. Refer to the stages above for more details.