Archive | March 19, 2021

HypMic ARB 1st Anniversary Merchandise Lottery

HypMic ARB’s 1st Anniversary Event includes a merchandise present giveaway! Unfortunately, to win the physical merchandise, you need a Japanese address. You can use whatever proxy service you like if you don’t live in Japan. If you need one, I recommend Tenso, which will give you an address you can use.

Grand Prize (10 winners): HypMic -A.R.B- 1st ANNIVERSARY limited acrylic POP stand

First Prize (600 total winners): HypMic -A.R.B.- 1st ANNIVERSARY limited Divisional Ball-point Pens (100 winners per division)

Runner-up Prize (1000 winners): G Collect ticket x 1

How to Apply

The entry period is from 2021/3/17~3/31 10:59 JST. Even if you have the lottery tickets from the event, you have to fill out the form in order to actually win prizes.

From your home screen, select the black 1st Anniversary icon on the right hand side of the screen.

You’ll want to scroll all the way to the bottom of this screen, then click on the Present Campaign banner.

On the pop up, you’ll want to scroll all the way down and click the pink エントリー button to open the entry form. This also shows you how many lottery tickets you have (max 10).

This form will open in your browser. Scroll to the bottom, click the radio button to accept the terms, and hit Next.

The next page will load, with your IDs pre-filled out (I erased mine for privacy, ignore the red box). What you need to worry about is the メールアドレス field (the bottom box here). This is where you put in your email address.

Scroll down further and you get the option of choosing which item to enter for. While you have a better chance of winning the pens, the stands are cooler (in my opinion). Once you select an option, click next.

And that’s it! If you win, you’ll get an email with further instructions on getting your prize. If you’re a lucky winner and need help with anything else, let me know and I can help you out!

HypMic ARB 1st anniversary Guide

I’ve seen a lot of confusion around the HypMic ARB 1st anniversary event, and since I’ve already helped with some of it, I thought I’d write up a guide for anyone new or confused about how it works!

I already finished a lot of it so I’m going to be taking caps from both my game and my friend’s game, so sorry if it’s a little inconsistent, but hopefully this helps! Sorry if it’s a bit long!


Home screen

So the home screen has been redesigned! I’ll go through each icon, starting in the top left, and work my way around the screen:

Info: News and updates on the game
Present: Where all of your gifts and in-game rewards go
Pass: Where the different monthly passes are for sale, or you claim daily rewards if you purchased a pass
Menu: The menu, haha
My men: Where the cards you’ve collected live
Mission: All of the current quests available
Story: Event stories and normal stories
Shop: Buy stuff!
G collect: The gatcha, where you pull for cards
Rhyme Strike: A rhyming game to earn rewards and refresh your rise (the blue lightning bolt)
Killer scratch: The rhythm game itself
1st ARB Anniversary banner: Displays event progress with links to the reward shop and other event related things
1st Anniversary icon: Full events within the 1st anniversary


Event Page

Here’s your main event page. I’ll explain each section:

Left links:

Back: Go to previous page
イベント説明: Explanation of event
ミッション: Links to the event missions page
ショップ: Takes you to the gem shop

Main section:

Top: Current number of accumulated event points (shown here as 934,266 pt)
Points until next reward: Shows how many points until your next tier bonus (here is 3,234 pt). Click the pink button for full tier list.
Event item tickets: How many tickets you currently have for redemption (here is 15,680). Click the pink button to open the event exchange shop
Ranking: Current event ranking among all players (here is 14,160)
SSR banner: Takes you to the G-collect page
Killer Scratch: Takes you to the main game
Cards: Takes you to your team setup


Missions

This is probably where you’ll spend a lot of time during this event! There are guides out there for the main mission page (seen here) so I’m just going to breeze over it. The tabs are for daily, weekly, general, and event missions.

Daily missions: Refresh at midnight JST. Right now, there’s play Killer Scratch and pull from the DJpt G collect gatcha. The bottom gems task is for completing both of those tasks.
Weekly missions: Refresh weekly (I wanna say on Monday? I don’t pay attention lol oops). The tasks are to do a certain number of songs in each category (club, spade, heart, diamond, and free) as well as play Rhyme Strike 3 times.
General missions: One-time game goals that refresh to new tasks once you finish the current one. These change depending on progress
Event missions: Missions that aren’t part of an event stamp card. Usually for things like playing newly added songs. Right now is for the B-parts of the new Buster Bros!!! songs.

Main Event Missions

This is where your main event bingo cards live. There are 4 total, and you get bonuses for completing each sheet as well as all missions. The cards can only be worked on one at a time in order. The bottom box on the right tells you what you get on your next bingo of 3 in a row. The box will show you all of those rewards.
Full clear: 50 gems
Sheet clear: One event prize entry ticket

I’m going to go over each card and the tasks. They are all in the same 3×3 grid, so I will be going in order from left to right, top row to bottom row.

Bingo Mission 1:
Top left: Earn 1,000 event tickets by playing Killer Scratch
Top middle: Play Killer Scratch with less than 30 misses (in one song)
Top right: Use 5 rise points in one Killer Scratch song (the lightning bolts – should be set at 5 as a default)
Mid left: Earn SS rank on one song in Killer Scratch
Middle: Earn S rank or above on one song in Killer Scratch
Mid right: Earn A rank or above on one song in Killer Scratch
Bottom left: Earn B rank or above on one song in Killer Scratch
Bottom middle: Earn C rank or above on one song in Killer Scratch
Bottom right: Earn D rank or above on one song in Killer Scratch

Bingo Mission 2:
Top left: Earn 2,500 event tickets by playing Killer Scratch
Top middle: Play Killer Scratch with less than 25 misses (in one song)
Top right: Use 5 rise points in one Killer Scratch song (the lightning bolts – should be set at 5 as a default)
Mid left: Exchange for one item in the event shop
Middle: Play one free song in Killer Scratch (look for the white icon with two microphones on the song title card)
Mid right: Play one spade song in Killer Scratch (look for the blue spade icon on the song title card)
Bottom left: Play one heart song in Killer Scratch (look for the red heart icon on the song title card)
Bottom middle: Play one diamond song in Killer Scratch (look for the yellow diamond icon on the song title card)
Bottom right: Play one club song in Killer Scratch (look for the green club icon on the song title card)

Bingo Mission 3:
Top left: Earn 5,000 event tickets by playing Killer Scratch
Top middle: Play Killer Scratch with less than 20 misses (in one song)
Top right: Use 5 rise points in one Killer Scratch song (the lightning bolts – should be set at 5 as a default)
Mid left: Play 「ヒプノシスマイク -Alternative Rap Battle-」on normal difficulty or higher (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Middle: Play 「Survival of the Illest」on normal difficulty or higher (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Mid right: Play 「ヒプノシスマイク -Division Rap Battle-」on normal difficulty or higher (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Bottom left: Earn a score of 110,000 or higher on「おはようイケブクロ」 *can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Bottom middle: Earn a score of 110,000 or higher on「Stella」*can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Bottom right: Earn a score of 110,000 or higher on「あゝオオサカdreamin’night」 *can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)

Bingo Mission 4:
Top left: Earn 5,000 event tickets by playing Killer Scratch
Top middle: Play Killer Scratch on normal difficulty with less than 20 misses (in one song)
Top right: Use 5 rise points in one Killer Scratch song (the lightning bolts – should be set at 5 as a default)
Mid left: Earn a combo of 110 or higher on「シノギ (Dead Pools)」*can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Middle: Earn a combo of 160 or higher on「パピヨン」*can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Mid right: Earn a combo of 170 or higher on「Bad Ass Temple Funky Sounds」*can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Bottom left: Earn a score of 200,000 or higher on「ヒプノシスマイク -Division Battle Anthem-」*can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Bottom middle: Earn a score of 200,000 or higher on「T.D.D LEGEND」*can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)
Bottom right: Earn a score of 200,000 or higher on「Hoodstar」*can’t use autoplay cassettes (clicking the button will take you to the song)

Divison Missions

Unique to this event are division missions. Each division has three cards, one for each member. The tasks are all the same, just divided up by unique member. These can be worked on simultaneously. A full card clear earns you a 1st anniversary G Collect ticket, and a clear of a division earns you a roulette ticket.

Many of these tasks build on each other, so I am going to lay them out in the order that makes the most sense to complete them most efficiently. Follow below, repeating for each member, to fill out all the cards!

  1. Play Killer Scratch with (member) on your team. This completes the middle square which rewards the 1st anniversary chibi SR card. All other missions require this card!
  2. Play Killer Scratch with (member)’s 1st anniversary chibi card on your team. I recommend playing as many times as needed to get the chibi card to level 50 (these level REALLY fast so it should only take like 3 rounds). This will complete the top left, top right, and bottom right squares.
  3. Evolve the chibi card (See My Men guide). This will complete the bottom left and give you a copy of the chibi card.
  4. Raise the chibi card’s leader skill to level 2 by fusing the chibi cards together (See My Men guide). This unlocks the top middle and gives what you need for the next step.
  5. Raise the chibi card’s auto-skill to level 5 (see My Men guide). This will complete the bottom middle and give you what you need for the next step.
  6. Raise the chibi card’s auto-skill to level 10 (see My Men guide). This will complete the middle left and give you a copy of the chibi card.
  7. Raise the chibi card’s leader skill to level 5 by fusing chibi cards together. SEE BELOW. This will be the last and hardest step, but will complete the bingo card by unlocking the middle right.

These bingo cards only give you 3 copies of the chibi card. You need a total of 5 copies to max out the leader skill. So, where do the extra two come from?

These Select tickets!! There are two main ways to earn these:

  1. As tier rewards for earning event points
  2. Trading in event tickets in the event shop

BECAUSE THEY ARE LIMITED, keep careful track of how many you earn and what you use them on! (Overnight, they decided to up the limit of the 7,500 price point to 60, so there should be no problem getting enough if you make a mistake) Since you need two per member, you need 36 total. You might also get some as roulette rewards (I can’t remember completely). You can earn a total of 18 from earning event points just by playing, with the last one coming once you reach 540,000 points. An additional 72 can be traded for with event tickets in the event shop (shown above).

So, how do you use them?

From your home screen, open your menu:

Once on the menu screen, click アイテム icon. This is your list of items. Once on the item screen, click the third tab:

You’ll have more or less than this based on how long you’ve been playing, but the ticket should have a ! on the top corner when you have them for trade in, along with the number you currently own. Click on this icon to initiate trade-in.

Once you confirm you want to use the ticket, the window will pop up to let you choose which one you want. Make sure you’re keeping track so you don’t trade too many of one character! Once traded, the cards will be delivered to your present box.


My Men

Because of how this event works, you’ll get real familiar with this screen.

カード一覧 : General list of all of your cards
編成 : Team formations – groups of 5 you play Killer Scratch with
進化: Evolution – where you evolve your cards
レベルアップ強化 – Level-up enhancement – where you increase your card’s level with exp stickers
オートスキル強化 – Auto-skill enhancement – where you level up your card’s auto-skill (the skills that kick in automatically now and then while playing)
リーダースキル強化 – Leader skill enhancement – where you level up your card’s leader skill (the team leader, in the center, has a special skill effect on the team. This varies by card).
カード売却 – Card Sale – where you sell back duplicate cards you no longer need (you CANNOT get them back, so use carefully!!)

Evolution

First we’ll go over the evolution page. When a card is at its max normal level, it is ready to be evolved. If you have the items you need, the card will show a pink ! in the bottom corner, like Rei and Rosho do here.

Clicking a card brings you to the evolution screen. If it’s not ready to be evolved, the icons to the right will be greyed out and it will tell you what you need of each. The pink button below each icon lets you exchange coins or tickets you get from resale for the items you need. If you have the required items, the pink button at the bottom will be clickable, and you’ll evolve your card! Evolved cards gain new art, and will be highlighted by a rainbow border. You can also increase the level by ten once a card is evolved.

Auto-skill Enhancement

The auto-skill enhancement screen is similar to the evolution screen, only it displays the current auto-skill level in the top left. If you have the required items to increase a card’s auto-skill, there will be a pink ! box on the bottom, like Jyushi here.

The screen works the same as the evolution screen, only this time you see the card’s auto-skill levels on the left. The important part for our purposes is the items in the top of the right box. If you don’t have what you need to level up the auto-skill, the icons to the right will be greyed out and it will tell you what you need of each. The pink button below each icon lets you exchange coins or tickets you get from resale for the items you need. If you have the required items, the pink button at the bottom will be clickable, and you can level up your card’s auto-skill! Each card’s auto-skill can go to level 10, and must be leveled one level at a time.

The skill stars on the bottom are a general item you can exchange for or buy that allow you to increase the auto-skill without the other coins. These are more rare so I didn’t cover them here.

Leader Skill Enhancement

The leader skill enhancement screen is similar to the other screens, only it displays the current leader skill level in the top left. If you have the required items to increase a card’s leader skill there will be a pink ! box on the bottom, like Doppo and Hifumi here.

The screen works the same as the auto-skill screen, only this time you see the card’s leader skill level on the left. The important part for our purposes is the items in the top of the right box. To level up a leader skill, you need to have an exact duplicate of that card. Each card’s leader skill can go up to 5, and must be leveled one level at a time.

The skill star materials on the bottom are a general item you can exchange for or buy that allow you to increase the leader skill without having a copy of the card. These are more rare so I didn’t cover them here.


G collect & Pull Tickets

This event is unique in that there are a bunch of different types of G collect tickets available to be exchanged for pulls in the various gatchas.

In my image we have from left to right:
Normal G collect ticket: use on the monthly or regular G-collect
10-pull normal G-collect ticket: same as above only to pull 10 times
1st anniversary G-collect ticket: use to pull from any of the event division gatchas
10-pull 1st anniversary ticket: same as before, only pull 10 times
Revival SSR G-collect ticket: use to pull from the special gatcha with past event SSRs in it

Normal and 1st Anniversary G Collects

Each G Collect page is more or less set up the same way. There are various numbers at the top, which are (from left to right): Total gems owned, number of paid gems owned, number of free gems owned, number of single pull tickets, number of ten pull tickets.

Currently, there are only two normal G collect gatchas going on. The first is the March G Collect with Ramuda as the banner (featured SSR cards are Fling Posse’s My Life series). The second is the permanent A.R.B G Collect banner (second to last). Right now these are the only two you can use the normal G Collect pull tickets on.

There are also six 1st Anniversary G collect gatchas, separated by division. Each one includes only cards from that division, with the featured cards being the new 1st Anniversary SSRs. These are the gatchas you can use the 1st Anniversary G Collect tickets on.

The pages are set up in the same fashion. The pink buttons under the banner name: left one shows the cards and their rates, while the right shows details on the featured cards.

Next we have three giant buttons, which are used to pull. The first button (with the 60 gems on top) allows one pull per day using 60 paid gems. These can only be acquired by using real money. If you’re free to play, chances are you’ll never get to use this button.

The next button (with 250 gems or 1 ticket above) is used for a single pull. Each pull costs 1 ticket or 250 gems (of any type).

The last button (with 2,500 gems or 1 ticket above) is used for 10-pulls. Each 10 pull is guaranteed to have at least one SR or better type card.

When you click on a button (either single or ten pull), you are first presented with the above screen. To the left is the number of pull tickets you have available, and the right is the number of gems you have. Select the white button to use a ticket or the pink to use gems.

If you choose to use gems, you’ll see this screen. This confirms how many paid gems you own (left) and how many free (right). The game always uses free gems first. If you’re ok with the amount, hit ok to make your pull!

If you choose to use a ticket, it will give you a confirmation screen of the type of ticket you’re using. To go ahead with the pull, click ok.

Special Revival SSR G collect

New for this event is a Revival SSR G Collect. This contains select SSR cards from the past year’s events. The only way to get tickets to pull are from the event shop, and it’s limited to three total pulls. I believe on the third pull, you can exchange a card for one of your choice. Once I get enough points for my third pull I will update this guide!

DJ Point G Collect

At the very bottom of the list is the DJ pt G Collect. This is where you can exchange DJ points for stickers, candy for Rhyme Strike, or normal cards. New to this update is the ability to do a free 10 pull once a day. Additional pulls use banked DJ points, which you earn from playing the game.


Event Exchange Shop

From the event page, you can access the event exchange shop, where you can trade in your event tickets for useful items! I’m not going to go over all of the various stickers available, since those are explained in other guides, but I will touch on the unique items you’ll probably be most interested in.

SSR確定復刻シナリオGコレチケット: The first three options here are the Revival SSR G collect tickets. These are used to pull from the special revival gatcha featuring event SSRs from the first year of events. The tickets are all the same, they just require different amounts of event tickets, which is why there are 3 entries. Each one can only be redeemed once.

抽選券[3/31 10:59まで交換可): A lottery ticket to win prizes. Some of the prizes are physical merchandise, which can only be received if you have a Japanese address (or a proxy address within Japan). I will write a short guide on how to redeem these in a separate post. You can exchange for 3 lottery tickets through this shop.

セレクトチケット:1stあにばーさりー: The top three are Select Tickets for the 1st anniversary chibi cards. As explained previously, you need these to help complete your event missions. You might not need them all if you were smart about your exchanges! You can exchange for 6 each at the first two price points, then up to 60 at the 7,500 price.

スキルスターマテリアル:SSR : If you collect 10 of these, you can increase an SSR card’s leader skill by 1. You can exchange for 2 of these.

スペシャルスキルスター:SR : This is used to raise the leader skill of an SR card by 1. You can exchange for 2 of these.

トレードチケット: Event trade ticket. These can be exchanged by going to the shop and selecting the Event Item Exchange (last option). Then, click the banner with the gold tickets. You can use these on unique collab cards or event bookmarks to unlock event stories.

ルーレットチケット:1st Anniv. : A roulette ticket for the 1st Anniversary roulette. Can be exchanged up to 5 times.

RIO’S キッチンセット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Rio’s Kitchen event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the RIO’S キッチン banner to view the stories. Each story awards rise drinks when viewed the first time.

ヒプマイクエスト前編セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the HypMic Quest Part 1 event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the ヒプマイクエスト前編 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

ヒプマイクエスト後編セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the HypMic Quest Part 2 event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the ヒプマイクエスト後編 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

フローイングヘアダラーの追跡セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Flowing Hair Dollar Pursuit event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the フローイングヘアダラーの追跡 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

成敗!東都スカイハイタワー活劇セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Success or Failure! Toto Sky High Tower Swashbuckler event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the 成敗!東都スカイハイタワー活劇 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

Search for アキハバラセット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Search for Akihabara event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the Search for アキハバラ banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

パニックatマウンテン!セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Panic at the Mountain! event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the パニックatマウンテン! banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

ビビッと!セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Surprised! scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the ビビッと! banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

恥すて弾けろハロウィンナイト!セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Shame on you, Halloween Night! event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the 恥すて弾けろハロウィンナイト! banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

Break into! 前編セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Break into! Part 1 scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the Break into! 前編 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

Break into! 後編セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Break into! Part 2 scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the Break into! 後編 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

鬼の吉日セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Demon’s Auspicious Day event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the 鬼の吉日 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

聖しこの夜はあなたとともにセット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Holy Night with You event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the 聖しこの夜はあなたとともに banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

デンジャラス・ペンションセット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Dangerous Pension event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the デンジャラス・ペンション banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

幻太郎のネオ昔話セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Gentaro’s Neo-Folktale event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the 幻太郎のネオ昔話 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

不良警察官の小事件簿セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Dirty Cop’s Small Case event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the 不良警察官の小事件簿 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.

わらしベリーマンの奔走セット: This bookmark is used to unlock all stories in the Straw Berry Man’s struggle event scenario. This is useful if you missed the original event. Once unlocked, go to Story, and select the わらしベリーマンの奔走 banner to view the stories. Each story awards 50 gems when viewed the first time.


Other Event Things

From the home page on your game, if you click the button that says 1st Anniversary, there are two important sections you should check out.

First is the Roulette. As you finish your missions and earn event points, you’ll be awarded roulette cards (you can also purchase them from the event exchange shop). If you have them, the number will be displayed here by the roulette wheel. You can then click to run the roulette, and keep going until you’re out of tickets.

Second, if you scroll down, there’s a wallpaper campaign button.

As you collect the 1st anniversary chibi cards, you’ll unlock rewards. Once you’ve collected all of them, you get a banner you can use on your profile, as well as unlock the pink link to download smartphone wallpapers of each of the chibi art!


Thank you for reading this far!

Hopefully I covered most of the useful information here! Please see my next post for information on the merchandise lottery. If you have any questions or need more clarification, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Enjoy!