FF7 Remake

Chapter 4: Mad Dash Story Guide & Walkthrough

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This is a guide and walkthrough to Chapter 4: Mad Dash, a story chapter in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Read on to learn locations of items, rewards for completing this chapter, as well as useful tips and strategies for getting through this part of the story.

Previous Chapter Home Sweet Slum
Current Chapter Mad Dash
Next Chapter Dogged Pursuit

List of Main Scenario Objectives


No. Title Description
1 Motor Chase The group shakes off both Public Security and a SOLDIER before reaching the depot. Dismounting from their bikes, they head into Sector 7.
2 To Sector 7 The four enter the employee housing district–where Jessie was born and raised–while the residents there settle in for the night.
3 Homecoming The group arrives at Jessie's house. Jessie tells Cloud to wait outside.
4 The Jessie Job With the ID badge Jessie asked for in hand, Cloud leaves the house while the Avalanche members make merry in the kitchen.
5 Sector 7-6 Annex Infiltration An attack on the guard room has the three on alert, but does not deter them from sneaking into the 7-6 Annex. Once in, Jessie gives the signal and the diversionary operation begins.
6 A Little Diversion Avalanche HQ operatives storm the scene, as they were coincidentally launching an assault of the 7-6 Annex at the same time. Amidst the chaos that ensues, Cloud and Biggs escape the annex.
7 Rendezvous at the Empty Lot The group meets up at the empty lot. The mission is a success, and now it is time to head back to the Sector 7 slums.
8 Return to the Slums Thanks to Jessie, the group finds parachutes for their escape and–after some initial trepidation–jumps off the edge of the plate.
9 To Wedge's Place After seeing Wedge home, Cloud heads to Jessie's place to collect his reward.
10 Remaining Payment Cloud receives his reward from Jessie. Confused by Jessie's earnest invitation, he leaves Jessie's place.
11 Slum Wisdom Cloud is late, and Tifa is waiting for him when he returns to Stargazer Heights. They have a heart-to-heart and clear the air between them before turning in for the night.
12 Sudden Attack Jessie has been injured in the attack by unknown assailants, meaning Barret has no choice but to ask Cloud to participate in the next mission.
13 A New Operation Cloud, Tifa, and Barret all board the train and head for Mako Reactor 5, determined to make this second bombing mission a success.

Chapter 4: Mad Dash Walkthrough

Corkscrew Tunnel


1 You'll be on a bike for this segment of the chapter. The game refers to this section as the “Bike Mini-Game”. Ride straight forward in the tunnel.
How to Win the Bike Minigame
2 A Mobile Unit Officer will come up on the left side on a bike. Knock them off with your sword.
3 Two more Mobile Unit Officers will come up from the left side, and start shooting at you from ahead.
4 Two more Mobile Unit Officers will come up from behind, followed by two others.
5 Two Drones will come up from behind - defeat them.
6 A short cutscene with Roche will occur.
7 Two more Drones and Two more Mobile Unit Officers will come up from behind - defeat them.

Past the Tunnel


1 Two more Mobile Unit Officers will come up, but they'll brake and stay back, and Roche will come up from behind.
A battle with Roche will begin. Defeat him to end the Bike Minigame.
How to Beat Roche (Battle 1)
3 After defeating Roche, a cutscene will begin.
4 You'll be off the bikes at the end of the cutscene. Go up the stairs and pull the lever to open the door.
5 Go through the door and turn right, then continue on the road.

Sector 7 Employee Housing Area

1 Continue forward and follow Jessie to her house.
2 After the cutscene, go around the back of the house.
3 Open the back door.
4 Go through the door on the right.
5 Go to the yellow suit on the far side of the room and examine it. You'll find the ID card.
6 Check the letter on the floor.
7 Go back out the door you came in, then go back outside.
8 Follow Biggs and Wedge along the road and up the stairs to the building.

S7-6 Annex


1 Turn right and run through the gate with the diagonal opening.
2 After the cutscene, you'll fight with eight Security Officers.
3 Another five Security Officers will come, followed by another three Security Officers and two Grenadiers.
4 A Riot Trooper and a Elite Security Officer will come, while you're being simultaneously fired on with rockets by a turret above. Dodge rockets while attacking the two foes.
5 A Shock Trooper and an Elite Grenadier will come.
6 A gate will open and you'll have to fight eight Guard Dogs.
Five of them will be chasing Wedge, so you won't have to deal with them immediately. After you handle the first three, deal with the other five.
7 Fight two Sweepers.
If you have a Summon Materia equipped, your Summon gauge will start to fill.
After a cutscene, you'll fight Roche again.
He'll give you a Max Potion at the beginning of the battle, so don't worry about healing before fighting him.
How to Beat Roche (Battle 2)
9 Follow after Biggs to meet up with Jessie.
10 Squeeze along the metal fence to the right of the jeep ahead of you.
11 Follow Jessie and head forward.
12 Follow Jessie into the door and down the stairs, and along the path.

Sector 7 Plate Edge


1 Follow Jessie along the path.
Reviver-Materia-1.pngOn the left side, you can find a Revival Materia.
2 Keep following Jessie down the stairs and along the path. A cutscene will begin.

Sector 7 Slums: That Night


1 Follow Wedge down the path to Biggs's house.
2 Follow Wedge to Jessie's house.
3 Follow Wedge to the right around the corner to his house.
4 Go back left around the corner to Jessie's house. Jessie will give you Barrier Materia.
5 Say 'No promises.' When she asks you to come over the next day.
How to Answer Jessie
6 Go back around to Biggs's house and talk to him.
7 Go back to your own apartment and go up to your bed. Select 'Sleep until tomorrow'.

Sector 7 Slums: The Next Morning


1 When you wake up in the morning, you'll need to face six Mysterious Specters. Tifa will be in your party.
2 Continue with Tifa down the path.
3 Continue pushing forward against the wave of specters.
When you find the others, you'll need to fight three Mysterious Specters and one Enigmatic Specter.
Mysterious Specters will continue spawning indefinitely throughout the battle.
How to Beat the Enigmatic Spectre
5 After the cutscene, you'll receive 500 Gil from Barret.
If you got to the top of the Darts leaderboard in Chapter 3, you'll also receive a Luck Up Materia from Wedge.
6 Go outside, then follow the goal on the map to the train. Talk to Barret and say you're ready to go to end the chapter.

Maps and Obtainable Items


List of Maps
S7 Depot Employee Housing Area

Obtainable Items

Sector 7 Plate Edge
Revival Materia - -
Sector 7 Slums
Barrier Materia - -

Shops & Vending Machines

Vending Machine - Sector 7-6 Annex

On the full map On the area map
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion (Stock: 3) 100 Gil
Ether (Stock: 1) 100 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Iron Bangle 1000 Gil
Star Bracelet 1600 Gil
Accessories Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Weapons Store - Residential Area

On the full map On the area map
Weapons / Armor Price
Iron Bangle 1000 Gil
Star Bracelet 1600 Gil
Accessories Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil

Item Shop - Residential Area

On the full map On the area map
Items Price
1. The Prelude 50 Gil
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Junk Shop - Residential Area

On the full map On the area map
Items Price
Potion 30 Gil
Ether (Stock: 1) 100 Gil

Vending Machine - Abandoned Factory

On the full map On the area map
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil

Vending Machine - Municipal Storage Area

On the full map On the area map
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil

Item Shop - Sector 7 Undercity Station

On the full map On the area map
Items Price
4. Barret's Theme 50 Gil
Potion 50 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil

Tips and Strategies

Use the Training Center to Earn Gil

In the S7-6 Annex, before talking to Biggs, go past the Vending Machine and bench to find a staircase. Go down to find a Training Center, where you can defeat weak enemies to get 100+ gil in one round. This is an easy way to farm gil, so take advantage of it before heading to the next section, as you won't be able to return here later.

How to Get Gil Fast

Iron Blade's Triple Slash comes in handy

Cloud's weapon Iron Blade is great for its Unique Ability Triple Slash. This allows Cloud to hit multiple enemies automatically, and in the fights in this chapter, you'll need it to take down the waves of foes you come up against in the S7-6 Annex section.

Heal up at the Bench

After entering the S7-6 Annex area, Wedge will suggest that you stock up at the Vending Machine. While doing so, also be sure to take a rest on the bench next to it. This will completely restore your HP and MP, allowing you to go into the next series of battles prepared.

Use Wedge's mines against the Sweepers

When you're fighting the powerful Sweepers in the S7-6 Annex section, Wedge will lay down explosive land mines. Don't miss out on this opportunity – lead the Sweepers on top of the land mines to both deal massive damage and drive up their Focus Gauge and potentially stagger them.

Don't miss the Revival Materia!

After battling Roche, you'll find a Revival Materia in the Sector 7 Plate Edge area, right before the cutscene. This Materia will allow you to revive fallen party members with the powerful Raise and Arise Spells, so you definitely don't want to miss it, so you can start adding AP to it right away.

How to Get the Revival Materia

The Bike Minigame

Use Sharp Gust, your long-range attack


When your Unique Ability gauge in the bottom-left of the screen is filled, you'll be able to hold L1 to change to Sharp Gust. While holding L1, press the Triangle button to unleash a long-range attack at an enemy ahead of you. Aside from Elite Security Officers, you'll be able to take down an enemy in one hit with this attack.

Hug the Sides

When you're hugging the sides of the road, it will make a scraping noise, but Cloud actually won't take any damage. This position can be advantageous for avoiding attacks, so stay close to the side when traps appear on the road.

Use Ramps to Instantly Charge your Ability Gauge

In the tunnel, you'll find ramps which you can go up to instantly charge your Unique Ability's gauge to the maximum level. Since you can rely on these to get a consistent charge, use Spinning Slash and Sharp Gust regularly, so your charges won't go to waste.

Survive with 80% HP or more for a Kiss from Jessie


If Cloud finishes the Bike minigame in Chapter 4, and defeats Roche with over 80% of his HP remaining, he'll receive a kiss on the cheek from Jessie. If you prefer Jessie to Tifa or Aerith, and are dying to see Cloud's reaction, then rev your engine and get in gear, because this is no easy task!

Oh yeah, and you'll get the Biker Boy Trophy out of it, too.

Trophy How to Obtain
BikerBoy.jpeg Get praised by Jessie at the end of the motorcycle mini-game.

How to Win the Bike Minigame

Boss Strategy Guide

Roche: Battle 1


You'll fight Roche on a bike in this battle, so you'll have to rely on your sword. Focus on avoiding Roche's attacks and hitting when you have an opening.

How to Beat Roche (Battle 1)

Roche: Battle 2


In the second battle with Roche, you'll fight him on foot. He'll switch up his strategy partway through the battle, and become more dangerous, so keep on your toes and don't get overconfident.

How to Beat Roche (Battle 2)

Enigmatic Spectre

Defeat a Mysterious Spectre First

Enigmatic Spectre Vulnerable.jpg
To damage the Enigmatic Spectre, you must first defeat a Mysterious Spectre. Every time one is defeated, the Enigmatic Spectre will be staggered, allowing you to unleash all your built-up ATB Gauges on it. Continue this cycle to make quick work of it!
How to Beat the Enigmatic Spectre

Story Walkthrough Related Links

Story Walkthrough

Chapter 1 The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
Chapter 2 Fateful Encounters
Chapter 3 Home Sweet Slum
Chapter 4 Mad Dash
Chapter 5 Dogged Pursuit
Chapter 6 Light the Way
Chapter 7 A Trap is Sprung
Chapter 8 Budding Bodyguard
Chapter 9 The Town That Never Sleeps
Chapter 10 Rough Waters
Chapter 11 Haunted
Chapter 12 Fight for Survival
Chapter 13 A Broken World
Chapter 14 In Search of Hope
Chapter 15 The Day Midgar Stood Still
Chapter 16 The Belly of the Beast
Chapter 17 Deliverance from Chaos
Chapter 18 Destiny's Crossroads
INTERmission Chapters
Chapter 1 Wutai's Finest
Chapter 2 Covert Ops


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