Yakuza: Like a Dragon Cinema Guide – Movie Theater Minigame Tips

Counting sheep is overrated

JRPGs set in contemporary worlds sure love to invite you to the movies, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon follows the tradition with a twist. Seagull Cinema presents a whack-a-mole like minigame where you smack sheep that are trying to put Ichiban to sleep across ten different films In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know including the rewards and Bond level opportunities from this peculiar activity.

How to Unlock Seagull Cinema

In order to unlock this location and the minigame, you’ll have to reach Chapter 4 and complete the Old Cinema Paradiso substory. For this, head over to E Tsurukame Highway and walk just a bit north. You should notice two NPCs chatting at the entrance. After a brief cutscene you’ll be given the option to watch a movie. Take part in the minigame (which at this point serves mostly as a tutorial) and you’ll be set. You’ll even be rewarded with points towards Passion.

The explainers are useful enough, but the minigame really opens up after the substory, and there’s really no more tips afterwards. Don’t fret, though – we have you covered.

Movie Theater Minigame – Yakuza: Like a Dragon Tips

There’s a total of ten films to watch in the theater. The first one will already be available from the start, while the others will require you to successfully watch each movie in order without falling asleep.

Each of them are defined by difficulty (ranging from one to five), and cost 1,000 yen per ticket. Ichiban can watch them either on his own or with a party member, which is always best if you have the money to spare.

Doing so will increase the Bond level of the character you invite, and the amount of points obtained will vary depending on how much they enjoy the movie:

  • 5 points if they didn’t like it
  • 10 points if they liked it
  • 15 points if they loved it

The latter also opens up a multiple choice question that grants an additional 10 points if you choose correctly. For example, Saeko will be thrilled to see Our Winter Sonata, and if you’ve paid attention to the (rather messy) plot of the movie, you will know that the answer to her question is that “they’re actually lovers separated at birth.” Pay attention to the plot to gain those bonus points!

As for the minigame itself, there’s a couple things you should have in mind. First, reaching a high score is important if you want a higher grade at the end of the screening. Goats give you 100 points, while chickens give you 300 points if left unharmed. Failing to hit sheep or accidentally smacking a chicken will decrease the same amount of points each.

There’s two more conditions that aren’t shown during the tutorial. One of them is Rapid sequences, which require you to mash the indicated button on top of a sheep. You will need five taps on these, and each grants you 50 points for a total of 250. The other is Rush Mode, which happens with more frequency depending on the movie’s difficulty. During this period, both sheep and chickens will appear and move faster with all of their scores doubled – including the negative ones.

We recommend to always prioritize the Rapid sheep as soon as they appear – just keep on mashing the button and stay on the lookout for others, taking your active focus on those as your finger keeps pressing the first one. Be careful around the chickens, too, as you can still attack them after they’ve clashed the cymbals.

Movie Theater Minigame – Movies List

You can watch movies as many times as you like, but remember that you will need to watch the latest in order to unlock a new film for your collection. Each of them grant you some bonus points towards a Personality stat, but only after your first viewing.

Here’s the complete list of movies in Yakuza: Like a Dragon:

RoboCook

  • Difficulty: 1 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: Part man. Part machine. All cook. Hold onto your pots and pans as RoboCook chops, sautés, and caramelizes his way through culinary mayhem!
  • Personality Affected: Passion

Office Alone

  • Difficulty: 2 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: A heartwarming comedy about an overworked employee and a cunning corporate spy. Hilarity and hijinks ensue in this classic cat-and-mouse game.
  • Personality Affected: Charisma

Sultry Adultery 3: The Key to Love

  • Difficulty: 2 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: When a lonely female professor lets her spare key slip into a stranger’s hands… You won’t want to miss the climax.
  • Personality Affected: Style

Shark Vacation

  • Difficulty: 3 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: When a group of immature college students take a dip in shark-infested waters, the blood will spill. (The shark looks pretty fake, though.)
  • Personality Affected: Confidence

Lord of the Wedding Rings: Matrimony of the Ring

  • Difficulty: 3 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: A masterpiece about a journey in search of powerful wedding rings. This is supposed to be part of a series, but the sequel has yet to be announced.
  • Personality Affected: Passion, Intellect, Style

Our Winter Sonata

  • Difficulty: 3 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: Starring Il Yu-Jin, this classic love story will have you both laughing and crying on the edge of your seat. Ladies, do yourselves a favor and take your partner to see this.
  • Personality Affected: Kindness

The Rugged 48

  • Difficulty: 4 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: A vintage samurai flick featuring 48 hardened warriors elected by the local villagers to protect their home. Filmed entirely in monochrome, may cause drowsiness.
  • Personality Affected: Passion

538 Rules of Romance

  • Difficulty: 4 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: Step into the forbidden world of office romance and learn how to beat the odds. And remember, some women abide by the rules, others make their own.
  • Personality Affected: Style

Isezaki Ijincho, a History

  • Difficulty: 5 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: Turn back the clock and relive Isezaki Ijincho’s earliest days. Explore the town’s humble origins and witness its transformation into the modern metropolis we know and love today.
  • Personality Affected: Intellect

Life of Sheep

  • Difficulty: 5 of 5
  • Cost: 1000 yen (per person)
  • Description: A lengthy documentary that follows the life of a man with a sheep head. Became a cult classic for its uncanny effect of inducing heavy drowsiness.
  • Personality Affected: Confidence
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