Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram (劇場版魔法少女まどか☆マギカThe Battle Pentagram Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika: The Battle Pentagram) is a PlayStation Vita 3D Action game developed by Artdink and published by Namco Bandai. The original scenario is supervised by Magica Quartet. The game was released in Japan on December 19, 2013.
The limited edition of the game includes the following:
- Special box
- Art book
- Soundtrack CD
- Dessert witch seal mobile cleaner
- Five extra character costume codes
- Voice world
This is the story of some magical girls, whom have been hunting witches throughout the ages. How many times has this been repeating over and over again, Homura Akemi has stopped counting a long time ago. After challenging several times the most powerful of witches, "Walpurgisnacht", without any success, thinking again it was the end, she entrusted everything to Madoka Kaname.
"If we all five magical girls get together, wouldn't we be capable of defeating Walpurgisnacht?"
With that in mind, Homura goes back in time once again. The five girls must forge a bond between them to cooperate and defeat Walpurgisnacht. Now, the girls are left behind, and one of them will be their guide...
The game features daytime and nighttime sequences. At daytime, players can talk with the magical girls and strengthen their bonds, while at nighttime players battle witches, the results of which can affect your bonds with the magical girls.
The following characters are confirmed to appear:
- Madoka Kaname: Shoots an arrow of light.
- Homura Akemi: Manipulates time and wields firearms.
- Mami Tomoe: Uses ribbon magic and musket for a long-distance advantage.
- Sayaka Miki: Attacks in short-distance with swords. Has high mobility and attack speed.
- Kyoko Sakura: Wields a spear for short to mid-range attacks.
- Melee attack: Press triangle button. Combos are counted.
- Aerial attack: Press triangle button while jumping.
- Area magic: By pressing triangle button and left stick, you can attack multiple enemies around, with consumption of some MP.
- Aerial magic : Press Triangle and left stick front, consume some MP.
- Aerial magic 2 : Press Triangle and left stick down, consume some MP.
- Special magic: By pressing the square button, one of special magics can be cast with consumption of MP. There are many magics for every magical girl, and have their own levels. The higher level she gained, the more powerful and wider range it goes. There is a magical gauge which will be exhausted when special magic is released.
- Combination attack : Press L + triangle, consume 1 tension bar
- Combination skill : Press L + square, consume 4 tension bar. To use Combination skill the girl must unlock it through the friendship event by reach level 4 friendship.
To increase friendship values, try the following:
- Choose the two together during events in the day, and
- Team up the two in the battle at night and gain good results.
- Prevent being attacked and increase combos during battle.
- To resurrect teammate also a good way.
- Equip affection up support skill to increase the friendship values faster.
|Skill \ Character||Madoka||Homura||Mami||Sayaka||Kyoko|
|Melee Attack (△)||Bow Melee||Beretta M92FS||Musket||Cutlass||Spear|
|Dash attack (Dash+△)||Hip Attack||High Kick||Kick around||High Kick||Kick around|
|Step attack (Step+△)||Kick around||AA Gun||Moonsault Kick||Slash up||Stab up|
|Area magic (Direction+△)||Spread arrow||Machine Gun||Multiple musket shoot||Revolving Cut||Crushing Iron Whip|
|Aerial magic 1 (Left stick up+△ during jump)||Forward air attack||Class 4 Hazardous Materials||Air Legare||Stinger||Dozen thrust|
|Aerial magic 2 (Left stick down+△ during jump)||Pratfall||Trample||Flawless Legs of Gold||Spark Edge||Hammer|
|Special Magic (□)||Homing Arrow : Shoot a high speed arrow toward enemy
Twinkle Arrow : Shoot a piercing arrow toward enemy
Magical Score : Shoot rain of arrow to enemies
I don't know why : Use Kyubey as decoy
|Time suspend : Stop the time
AT-4 rocket launcher : Shoot rockets at enemy.
M249 Machine Gun : Shoot enemy with machine gun
Sticky Grenade : Throw a homemade time bomb
|Tiro : Shoot the enemy with muskets
Legare : Tie the enemy with the ribbon
Infinite Magic Bullets : Summon countless musket to attack enemies
Tiro Finale : Give off super strong blow with giant musket
|Typhoon : Create a whirlwind to hit the surronding enemies
Shooting Stinger: Throw sword toward enemy
Wide Slash : Cut through wide area of enemies.
Rhapsody : Succumb into anger, uncontrollable for a little while
|Flying Spear : Throw spear toward enemy
Grounded Spear : Summon spears from ground to pierce enemy
Clone Attack : Summon clones to do simultaneous attack
Last Judgment : Summon a giant spear and shoot laser at enemy
There are several stats that contribute to the fighting ability of each magical girl.
|Level Ｌｖ||The overall power of your character.||99|
|HP||The maximum health points of your character.||8823|
|MP||The maximum magic points of your character.||9019|
|Soul Gem Level ソウルジェムＬｖ||The overall power of your character.||?|
|Exp to next Level 次のレベルまで||How many points left until you level up again.||n/a|
|Experience Points||The total exp your character has gained.||999999|
|Sortie Count 出撃回数||The number of times this girl was chosen as party lead.||n/a|
|STR||Strength. Damage for regular attacks.||255|
|MAG||Magic. Damage for special magics.||255|
|VIT||Vitality. Determines your HP.||255|
|CON||Concentration. Determines your MP.||255|
|AGI||Agility. Determines your run/walk speed and your jump distance/height.||255|
The 5 attributes (STR, MAG, VIT, CON, AGI) will increase naturally as you level up. Each girl earns different attribute points at different levels. Additionally, you can increase attributes by spending strengthening points; 1 strengthening point will increase 1 attribute by 1.
Your HP and MP will increase immediately when you spend points on VIT and CON, even at max level (99). However, not all VIT values yield HP boosts; you may not gain HP when increasing VIT from 33 to 34, but you may gain HP when you increase VIT from 34 to 35, for example. The same is true for CON and MP.
You earn strengthening points (those purple orbs) whenever one of your characters gains a level. They can be spent to increase the battle attributes however you choose (STR, MAG, VIT, CON, AGI). Depending on what level they are, you earn different numbers of points. Keep in mind that each character can only obtain a maximum of 255 in each attribute, and any further bonus attributes gained through level up will be wasted. Once all your characters are at maximum level, you can no longer earn more strengthening points.
There are exactly enough strengthening points to raise every character to 255 in all 5 attributes. If you misspent any of your points, you will be given back the excess when you clear story mode.
|Strengthening Points Earned per Level|
|1 to 9||0|
|10 to 29||1|
|30 to 49||2|
|50 to 69||3|
|70 to 99||4|
Special magics are the unique spells of each character. They may be the strongest damaging attacks available to you, but they come at a price. You equip 3 at a time, and you are free to switch them between missions.
Special magics require a large chunk of MP to use. Furthermore, as you increase the level of a support magic, the cost will often increase faster than the damage.
Each special magic has its own cool down gauge. The current gauge is shown in the bottom right corner of the screen, and you can cycle through your chosen magics with left and right on the d-pad.
When you target a specific enemy, a red ring circles around them. Depending on the distance between you and the target, sometimes the ring will fill with white; if you hit the target in this condition, it will become a critical hit. The critical distance is different for each special magic.
|Required Level||Spell Book Cost||Madoka||Homura||Mami||Sayaka||Kyoko|
|Level 1||n/a||Homing Arrow Lv1||Sticky Grenade Lv1||Tiro Lv1||Shooting Stinger Lv1||Flying Spear Lv1|
|Level 5||1||Homing Arrow Lv2||Sticky Grenade Lv2||Tiro Lv2||Shooting Stinger Lv2||Flying Spear Lv2|
|Level 15||3||Homing Arrow Lv3||Sticky Grenade Lv3||Tiro Doppietta Lv1||Shooting Stinger Lv3||Flying Spear Lv3|
|Level 30||5||Homing Arrow Lv4||Sticky Grenade Lv4||Tiro Doppietta Lv2||Shooting Stinger Lv4||Flying Spear Lv4|
|Level 50||10||Homing Comet||Super Sticky Grenade||Tiro Volley||Splash Stinger||Flying Spear Longinus|
|Level 1||n/a||Magical Score Lv1||M249 Machine Gun Lv1||Legare Lv1||Typhoon Lv1||Grounded Spear Lv1|
|Level 5||1||Magical Score Lv2||M249 Machine Gun Lv2||Legare Lv2||Typhoon Lv2||Grounded Spear Lv2|
|Level 15||3||Magical Score Lv3||M249 Machine Gun Lv3||Legare Lv3||Typhoon Lv3||Grounded Spear Lv3|
|Level 30||5||Magical Score Lv4||M249 Machine Gun Lv4||Legare Lv4||Typhoon Lv4||Grounded Spear Lv4|
|Level 50||10||Shooting Star||M249 Machine Gun Master||Legare Vastaria||Super Typhoon||Supreme Spear|
|Level 1||n/a||Twinkle Arrow Lv1||AT-4 Rocket Launcher Lv1||Infinite Bullets Lv1||Wide Slash Lv1||Clone Attack Lv1|
|Level 5||1||Twinkle Arrow Lv2||AT-4 Rocket Launcher Lv2||Infinite Bullets Lv2||Wide Slash Lv2||Clone Attack Lv2|
|Level 15||3||Twinkle Arrow Lv3||AT-4 Rocket Launcher Lv3||Infinite Bullets Lv3||Wide Slash Lv3||Clone Attack Lv3|
|Level 30||5||Twinkle Arrow Lv4||AT-4 Rocket Launcher Lv4||Infinite Bullets Lv4||Wide Slash Lv4||Clone Attack Lv4|
|Level 50||10||Starlight Arrow||AT-4 Rocket Launcher Master||Parottora Infinita||Sukuwarutore||Rosso Fantasma|
|Level 1||n/a||I Don't Understand Why Lv1||Time Stop 4||Tiro Finale Lv1||Rhapsody Lv1||Last Judgment Lv1|
|Level 5||1||I Don't Understand Why Lv2||Time Stop 6||Tiro Finale Lv2||Rhapsody Lv2||Last Judgment Lv2|
|Level 15||3||I Don't Understand Why Lv3||Time Stop 8||Tiro Finale Lv3||Rhapsody Lv3||Last Judgment Lv3|
|Level 30||5||I Don't Understand Why Lv4||Time Stop 10||Tiro Finale Lv4||Rhapsody Lv4||Last Judgment Lv4|
|Level 50||10||I Really Don't Understand Why||Time Stop 15||Tiro Finale Grande||Rhapsody - Last Movement||Flame of Purgation|
Support Skills are available to everyone (eventually). You can equip up to 3 at a time, and you are free to switch them between missions. Your support skills don't affect your partner, and your partner's support skills don't affect you.
You learn Support Skills during certain level-ups, and you can enhance them by spending spell books (1 for a level 2 skill, 3 for a level 3 skill, 5 for a second-last level skill, and 10 for a level MAX skill). Each girl learns Support Skills in a different order. Some Support Skills are earned by clearing the game, or by buying a full set of DLC costumes (for 400 jpy per costume per character).
Note: The Mitakihara uniforms for Mami and Homura were free, due to issues with VoiceWorld at launch. (VoiceWorld is a service where players can use a real world phone to have private telephone conversations with Mami and Homura.)
|Support Skill||Learned at Level|
|Melee Power Up||Increases △ button damage||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||65||63||39||10||1|
|Magic Power Up||Increases □ button damage||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||1||7||51||20||11|
|Defense Up||Reduces damage taken||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||45||73||1||14||56|
|Max HP Up||Increases HP||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||53||70||47||1||16|
|Max MP Up||Increases MP, scales to double MP at level MAX||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||26||1||3||44||29|
|EXP Up||Increases exp gained||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||17||36||35||27||22|
|Cooldown Reduction||Reduce the cooldown of special magic||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||29||25||66||49||7|
|Reduce MP Consumption||Reduce MP consumption of magic||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||41||19||59||31||46|
|MP Recovery Rate Up||Increase the rate of MP regen||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||61||46||31||54||31|
|High Tension||Tension bar is filled faster||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||5||59||21||5||37|
|Magic Range Extension||Increase the range of magic||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||37||31||11||12||5|
|Unbreakable Defense||Reduce the damage taken when using Guard||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||21||13||55||39||51|
|Poison Resistant||Disable the chance of affected by poison||1, 2, MAX||33||51||46||5||19|
|Stun Resistant||Disable the chance of affected by stun||1, 2, MAX||57||56||64||17||61|
|Confusion Resistant||Disable the chance of affected by confusion||1, 2, MAX||9||41||69||35||13|
|Bind Resistant||Disable the chance of affected by bind||1, 2, MAX||49||76||11||23||43|
|Slow Resistant||Disable the chance of affected by slow||1, 2, MAX||13||67||26||7||26|
|Soul Gem Capacity Up||Increase the capacity of Soul Gem||?||Get the Bad End|
|Affection Up||Increases affection gained with your partner||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||Defeat Walpurgis|
|Start Tension MAX||Begin each map will full tension||MAX||Defeat Walpurgis|
|Leadership||Your partner's attack and defense increase||1, 2, 3, 4, MAX||Defeat Walpurgis|
|Affection Down||Decreases affection with your partner||MAX||Defeat Walpurgis|
|Super Armor||Enemy attacks do not slow your movement||1, MAX||Defeat Walpurgis, max affection between your character and the other 4|
|Step Count Up||Increases number of times you can step (dash) before landing||MAX||Defeat Walpurgis, max affection between your character and the other 4|
|Jump Count Up||Increases number of times you can jump before landing||MAX||Defeat Walpurgis, max affection between your character and the other 4|
|Mitakihara Uniform Complete||EXP Up, High Tension, Leadership||MAX||Purchase the Mitakihara school uniform for all 5 girls|
|Gym Collection Complete||????||MAX||Purchase the gym uniform for all 5 girls|
|Pajama Collection Complete||????||MAX||Purchase the pajama costume for all 5 girls|
|Swimsuit Collection Complete||Defense Up, Max HP Up, Super Armor||MAX||Purchase the swimsuit costume for all 5 girls|
|A La Carte Collection Complete||????||MAX||Purchase the a la carte costume for all 5 girls|
Spell Books are earned whenever you complete a mission. Since you can always attempt missions, there is no limit to the number of spell books you can earn, and buying/upgrading all Special Magics and Support Skills for all characters is possible.
As usual for PS Vita games, The Battle Pentagram comes with its own set of trophies that can be earned.
|Platinum||私の願いは、全てのトロフィーを獲得すること||My wish is to earn all trophies||Earn all the trophies in TBP.|
|Gold||最強の魔法少女たち||The strongest magical girls||Raise all magical girls to the maximum level (99).|
|Gold||だから私は、戦い続ける||That is why I can continue to fight||See the true ending.|
|Gold||君は、本当に神になるつもりかい？||You really going to become God?||Complete every mission on Witch Barrier of Samsara.|
|Gold||魔法少女はさ、夢と希望を叶えるんだから||Magical girls, they fulfill wishes and dreams||See the best ending.|
|Silver||極限の魔女結界の達人||Outer-limit witch barrier professional||Clear all 'outer-limit witch barrier' missions.|
|Silver||混沌の魔女結界の達人||Chaos witch barrier professional||Clear all 'chaos witch barrier' missions.|
|Silver||真 魔女戦の達人||True witch fighting professional||Clear all 'true witch' missions.|
|Silver||私の戦場はここじゃない||This is not my battlefield||See the better end.|
|Silver||訳が分からないよ||No sense at all||Defeat Walpugris Night at day 30 alone.|
|Silver||ベテラン魔法少女||Veteran magical girl||Clear a stage without taking damage.|
|Silver||最強の魔法少女||The strongest magical girl||Raise a magical girl's level to the maximum (99).|
|Silver||私の、最高の友達||My best friend||See a 100% bond event.|
|Silver||時空を超えて巡り会った運命の仲間||The friend that crossed space-time to meet me||Obtain all combination magics.|
|Silver||それはとっても嬉しいなって||I was really happy||Sortie with Madoka 50 times.|
|Silver||奇跡も、魔法も、あるんだよ||Miracles and magic, they exist||Sortie with Sayaka 50 times.|
|Silver||もう何も怖くない||I'm not afraid of anything anymore||Sortie with Mami 50 times.|
|Silver||最後に残った道しるべ||The last sign||Sortie with Homura 50 times.|
|Silver||そんなの、あたしが許さない||That, I cannot forgive||Sortie with Kyoko 50 times.|
|Silver||もう誰にも頼らない||I won't rely on anyone anymore||Clear a stage by going solo.|
|Bronze||絶対にあなたを救ってみせる！||I will definitely save you!||Clear the prologue route.|
|Bronze||私は何度でも繰り返す||I'll repeat it as long as it takes||See the bad ending.|
|Bronze||薔薇園の魔女退治完了||Cleanse the rose garden witch.||Defeat Gertrud.|
|Bronze||お菓子の魔女退治完了||Cleanse the dessert witch.||Defeat Charlotte.|
|Bronze||ハコの魔女退治完了||Cleanse the box witch.||Defeat H.N. Elly.|
|Bronze||影の魔女退治完了||Cleanse the shadow witch.||Defeat Elsa Maria.|
|Bronze||委員長の魔女退治完了||Cleanse the class representative witch.||Defeat Patricia.|
|Bronze||芸術家の魔女退治完了||Cleanse the artist witch.||Defeat Izabel.|
|Bronze||あたしって、ほんとうバカ||I'm really an idiot||Fail a stage while playing solo.|
|Bronze||未来の後輩に、あんまり格好悪いところ見せられないものね||I can't show an uncool side of me to my future juniors||Defeat the rose garden witch while playing as Mami solo.|
|Bronze||私、独りぼっちじゃないもの！||I'm not alone anymore!||Defeat the dessert witch while playing as Mami solo.|
|Bronze||クラスのみんなには、内緒だよ！||Keep this a secret from everyone in class!||Defeat the artist witch while playing as Mami and Madoka.|
|Bronze||あたし、今最高に幸せだよ||I'm... experiencing true happiness||Defeat the box witch while playing as Sayaka solo.|
|Bronze||正義の味方失格だよ…||No longer a friend of justice...||Defeat the shadow witch while playing as Sayaka and Kyoko.|
|Bronze||独りぼっちは…さびしいもんな…いいと。一緒にいてやるよ||Being alone... is lonely... Alright. Let's die together||Defeat the mermaid witch while playing as Kyoko solo.|
|Bronze||もう一度、あいつの演奏が聴きたかっただけなんだ||I just wanted to listen to him playing for one more time||Defeat the mermaid witch(亜種) while playing as Madoka and Kyoko|
- At the time the game's announcement by Dengeki and Famitsu, the console in which The Battle Pentagram would be release was subject to confusion. Famitsu incorrectly listed the game under the PS3 label. They have since issued an apology for the mistake.
- In Timeline 3, Madoka asks Homura to "Save everyone so they can fight Walpurgis Nacht together" instead of "Keep me from getting tricked by Kyubey."
- It was a dream by Homura all along
Gameplay and Scans
- Official Site
- Famitsu article
- Announcement on Sinobi
- Announcement on Siliconera
- Battle Pentagram livestream (video is now private)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Battle Pentagram-First Trailer (PS Vita)
- TGS 2013 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ: The Battle Pentagram (PSVita) PV HD
- sgcafe article
- Madoka Magica PS Vita Game's Character Videos Streamed
- VIDEO: "Madoka Magica: Battle Pentagram" Gameplay Galore in New Collection of Clips
- DLC costumes
- Full Prologue
- Battle Pentagram sold 26,363 copies
- Famitsu has Battle Pentagram at 28,860 units sold instead for the first week, good enough to debut at #19 on the video games sales chart. Perhaps more impressively, Battle Pentagram is the #2 best selling Vita game of the week.
- Battle Pentagram ranks #3 this week on PS Network.
- The Battle Pentagram Bad end!!
- Puella Magi ☆ Madoka Magica The Battle Pentagram - Characters Move list