Pkmn:Victini's V-Spin Dungeon
Victini's V-Spin Dungeon (Japanese: ビクティニのVルーレットダンジョン, Victini's V-Roulette Dungeon) is a Flash minigame that can or could be found on official Gates to Infinity websites. Completing the game rewards the player with five Wonder Mail passwords.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The game begins after the player chooses which Pokémon to play as. A wheel consisting of 6 slots appears in the middle of the screen. On the left side of the screen are ten rectangles showing different environments, each one representing a floor of the dungeon. The goal of the game is to reach the tenth floor, at the bottom of the screen. The player can progress to a lower floor by winning a turn, while losing or drawing brings back to upper floors. At the start of a turn, the player is shown an opponent Pokémon alongside a value, 1, 2, or 3, which indicates the amount of floors jumped at the end of the turn.
The wheel has nine slots, and each of them can be yellow, green, black, blue, orange or pink. At the start of a turn, the wheel will always have three yellow slots, three green slots and three black slots. The order of the slots and the starting position of the wheel depend on the chosen Pokémon. After starting to spin the wheel, the game asks the player to wait a few seconds before allowing to stop it. The result of the turn depends on which slot the wheel stops on. Yellow slots mean the turn results in victory, green slots mean the turn results in a draw and black slots mean losing. Winning increases the current floor by the amount specified on screen, while drawing or losing decreases it. Additionally, losing a turn results in the player's Pokémon losing HP by that same amount. Reaching 0 HP results in game over unless the player obtained a Reviver Seed.
Every time the wheel stops, there is a random chance that it will jump to the next slot instead of stopping where it normally would. Starting from the seventh floor, the wheel spins faster.
Stopping the wheel as soon as the game allows to guarantees that it stops on the same slot where it started unless the wheel randomly skips to the next slot. This trick makes Pikachu, Tepig and Axew the easiest Pokémon to win the game with.
Playable Pokémon[edit | edit source]
|Portrait||Pokémon||HP||Initial card||Wheel type||Wonder Mail password|
|Axew||キバゴ||5||10||Increase MAX HP||HK3JHWW9||KQM4W3H2||3K9RNQC3|
Snivy and Tepig have additional special characterstics. When playing as Snivy, the amount of floors jumped when winning a turn is doubled and when playing as Tepig the wheel always spins at regular speed.
Cards[edit | edit source]
At the end of each turn there is a chance to obtain a random card. Pokémon other than Pikachu already have a card at the start of the game. Cards currently on hand can be seen on the right side of the screen, where they can be selected by the player at the start of a turn before spinning the wheel. Using a card changes a slot in the wheel to a different color and effect. Special Cards (Recover HP, Increase MAX HP and Reviver Seed) change the slot to an effect that isn't otherwise available on the wheel, while the only regular card, Extra win, adds an extra yellow victory slot. Once a turn ends, the wheel is reset. If the wheel stops on a Special Card slot, the current floor stays the same and the opponent changes.
Opponents[edit | edit source]
Music[edit | edit source]
The game uses music from the Gates to Infinity soundtrack. "What's Wrong with Everyone?" plays at the title screen menu and all menus other than the player Pokémon selection screen, where "Main Menu" is used instead. "Stony Cave" is used for the game, but "Beartic Slide" plays while spinning the wheel.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Errors[edit | edit source]
The English translation of the minigame contains many mistakes and inconsistencies.
- Victini's V-Wheel, as it's known in the English version of Gates to Infinity, is referred to as V-Spin instead.
- In the Pokémon selection screen Recover HP card, Increase MAX HP card and Reviver Seed card are referred to as "HP Up", "Max HP Up" and "Revival Seed" instead.
- When hovering the Reviver Seed card in the list of cards currently on hand the description says "Chance for receiving Speed", which is completely wrong.
- The card to add an extra winning slot to the wheel is confusingly called "Win an extra card".
- When the player's HP decreases, Victini suggests to "revive" instead of healing.
Version differences[edit | edit source]
- In the Japanese version, the game stops after three turns, and the player needs to wait for the next day to keep playing. In the other versions, the game can be played three times a day.
- The translated versions of the game rearranged the Pokémon in the Pokémon selection and Wonder Mail screens from Pikachu, Tepig, Oshawott, Axew and Snivy to Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Axew and Tepig.
In other languages[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the files of Gates to Infinity an image related to the unused minigame Lone Diver contains graphics that are used in Victini's V-Spin Dungeon.