Press L1 + Start at the "Press Start" screen.
Press R1 + Start at the "Press Start" screen.
Hold Up while selecting a fighter at the arcade mode character selection screen
Fight as Kouji Masuda:
Successfully complete arcade mode using any male character.
Fight as Clair Andrews:
Successfully complete arcade mode using any female character.
Fight as Yuffie Kisaragi:
Successfully complete arcade mode as Cloud.
Fight as Vincent Valentine:
Successfully complete arcade mode as Tifa.
Fight as Django:
Successfully complete arcade mode using the eight regular non-Final Fantasy 7 characters.
Fight as Zack:
Successfully complete arcade mode using all Final Fantasy 7 characters.
Evil Panel mini-game:
Start the Battle Panel mini-game and defeat the CPU ten times in a row. Then, hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 while selecting "Battle Panel" option at the main menu.
Hidden introduction sequence:
Start loading the game and do not press any buttons on the controller. Allow the introduction sequence to play four times uninterrupted. Then, enter the "Movie Player" screen. Highlight the "Opening Movie" selection and press Right to access the new "Extra Opening" selection.
Fight as Vincent as a Turk:
Highlight Vincent at the character selection screen. Hold Up to see him as a Turk. Highlight Vincent and rotate the D-pad in a Full-circle.
Cloud's third costume:
Successfully complete the game as Yuffie. Highlight Cloud at the character selection screen, then hold Down and press X.
Tifa's third costume:
Successfully complete the game as Vincent. Then, hold Down while selecting Tifa at the character selection screen.
Normal Ehrgeiz characters:
Complete the following tasks to unlock the costumes in this order: Yoko, Han, Doza, Inoba, Sasuke, Jo, Lee, Godhand.
Complete arcade mode without continuing.
Complete arcade mode and get EHRGEIZ with any character.
Perform a 10-hit combo in practice mode.
Get 35,000 points in Battle Beach.
Get 2,000 points in Infinite Battle.
Unlock all FMVs in the Movie Player.
Get a perfect score on Evil Panel (CPU must have 0 panels).
Defeat the CPU in Battle Runner on any level with any number of laps.
Defeat the final Boss (arcade mode):
When fighting the final Boss, break open the two boxes on the altars. Throw both of the swords that come out of them at the Boss to destroy him. Collect all the treasures and Ehrgeiz when they appear. Note: This is timed and if you are injured too much, you will lose.
Alternate Picture for Vincent
Once Vincent is unlocked, it is possible to view an extra image of him. At the character select screen, highlight a character before or after Vincent. Now press Up and, depending on Vincent's position in the Character Select screen, press the Up-Left direction if you're on the right, or Up-Right direction if you're on the left. Vincent will be highlighted as a Turk.
Enable secret characters.
Here is a complete list of the secret characters and how to enable them.
Koji Masuda- Defeat the Arcade game on any difficulty setting with any male character.
Claire Andrew- Defeat the Arcade game on any difficulty setting with any female character.
Yuffie Kishiragi- Defeat the Arcade game on any difficulty with Cloud Strife.
Vincent Valentine- Defeat the Arcade game on any difficulty setting with Tifa Lockheart.
Zack- Defeat the Arcade game on any difficulty with Cloud, Vincent, Yuffie, Tifa, and Django.
Django- Defeat the Arcade game on any difficulty setting with Cloud, Vincent, Yuffie, and Tifa.
Evil Panel Mini Game
Defeat the CPU ten times in a row in the Battle Panel mini game. When you have done that, hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 and choose Battle Panel on the main menu.
To fight the bonus battles, you must fight your way through and defeat Sasuke in less than three minutes and twenty seconds. You will then go in the other entrance and proceed to fight Cloud and Tifa.
Taunt your Opponent
To perform a taunt, hold down one of the four directional buttons and press Select. Your character will perform a taunt. Note that some characters have more taunts than others.