The Goods of the Game
Endless Ocean is a currently released video game in stores right now exclusively available for the Nintendo WII game system. The game was developed by Arika and released under the title Forever Blue in Japan on August 2nd 2007. It was then released to the European market on November 9th 2007 and the American market as on January 21st 2008 as Endless Ocean.
The general premise of the game is a scuba diving simulator. Most of your time will be in questing for items, looking at underwater sea life and performing odd jobs to earn the rights to swim in additional areas of the local ocean.
As with many games currently released, Endless Ocean is chocked full of hidden gems and quests to find items. As you reach these additional achievements, you will be given more achievements to reach and more items are given to you to use.
The following is a walkthrough of the game from start to finish. Endless Ocean is an "open ended" style of video game. That means your path is not linear, (a set pathway you must go), and you can go anywhere you want and do anything you want. You are free to play the game as you want to play, however, if you do not follow the storyline, you will be unable to explore new areas, receive additional gear or complete the game.
You start out the game as a marine correspondent. Fancy way to say that you are a scuba diver that gets paid to swim with the fishes! You will choose your characters attributes, hairstyle, hair color, gender, even your suntan! As you complete quests, which come in the form of emails, you will unlock more hairstyles, hair colors, scuba gear and other details for your character.
You have a boat called the Gabbiano that you will use to access different areas around the island of Manoa Lai. Endless Ocean is has many different places to explore like underwater caves, sunken ships and deep waters. Remember though, before you are able to explore additional parts of the ocean, you have to complete certain quests. Some of the tasks you are going to perform to complete the game are as an underwater photographer, tour guide, and dolphin trainer. Feel free to let loose the mini marine biologist inside you.
Like most games, the developer has given you a helper in Catherine. When you are lost or stuck, unable to get anywhere else in the game, you can talk to her. She will help to guide you through whatever task you need to complete to explore more of the game. TIP: If she doesn't want to open up to you, make sure to go and dive for a little, then come back and visit her again, she should be more helpful.
The controls of the game are relatively simple
- Dive/return to boat
- Options - "in game" things like mp3 player, display settings, etc
To teach you the controls, the game starts you off in a shallow lagoon where you learn the swimming positions and get used to moving your character around with the controller. Once you complete these tasks, you are introduced to Catherine. The game allows for diving at night, but since you are just beginning, that part is locked and you will have to use the clock to "rest" the night.
When you wake up you will have received an email from Alfred of the Global Marine Foundation, not Bruce Wayne's butler. This unlocks your map and then teaches you how to access and use your map. I know what you are thinking, who has to be taught how to use a map? Just look at it. It is that simple, for the most part. You just need to be familiar with it and how to navigate it.
Next you will dive into the water where the game teaches you how to focus on fish and interact with them by patting, nudging and feeding them. This mechanic is really important. Some tasks that you need to complete require you to befriend certain creatures like dolphins in order to unlock the next section of the game.
Once you are back on the boat, there is a penguin on deck and you learn how to do the same things you did underwater, just on the deck of the boat. This unlocks the guide to marine life, the ship's wheel and the gate. The guide to marine life shows you what species of fish you have befriended, the wheel takes the boat to further locations and the gate enables multiplayer mode.
You are now free to roam about the water.
Exploring Underwater Ship Graveyard
You will have received another email from Alfred. This gives you a new objective.
Note: Every time you get a new objective, your objectives are going to be displayed as a red cross on the map.
Once you complete the new objective from Alfred, you can go back up to the surface onto your boat. Check your email again and you should have a new email from either Alfred asking you to do more exploring for the foundation, or from Aubrey, telling you that you have clients interested in going on a guided dive.
In fact, all you have to do from here on out is follow the emails you get from Alfred or Aubrey and follow what Catherine tells you to do and you can complete the game as far as the storyline goes. There are certain things that truly must be done when Catherine or Alfred request them or your game will be stuck and you cannot proceed. The best example is with Catherine and the dolphin. When she says to find a dolphin to befriend it and be your diving partner, you really must do so. If you don't it will get to the point of that being the only thing Catherine will say to you and you won't be receiving more emails for clients.
Email and Clients
From time to time you receive emails from Aubrey, a contact point for clients wanting you to take them on guided tours of certain areas, or from Douglas to take pictures of certain fish or areas underwater. While initially you don't have to complete these tasks, after a period of time, you will have no choice as completing these tasks is needed to complete the game or use certain features like the underwater pen.
The game does have a very linear path, despite the open-ended nature of it. To get you accustomed to certain features, the game takes you on small tasks first and then moves onto larger feats such as following whales and searching sunken ships for treasure
Clients are going to play a large part of this game for you. A potential client who wants to go on guided dives will email you through Aubrey. Each email for guided tours will stay in your inbox for a maximum of 7 days. After that, you lose the option to accept the quest. These virtual people don't want to wait forever, even if they can! Don't worry though, even if the quest disappears, it will eventually come back. They are generic quests and not storyline related.
When a client emails you and asks you to take them on a tour, they have specific fish they are looking forward to seeing. The information is found in their email or by just listening to the client. There is a grading system to the guided dive and you are graded on each dive that you take them on.
Grades are as follow:
- How long you keep them on the dive
- If you showed them the type of fish that they wanted to see
- How much information you give them about the creatures you showed them.
Grading is a standard A though E, A being the best grade you can get, E being the client wants to keep you underwater for a while longer.
Night Diving Sequence
Other requests are for you to take underwater pictures of fish for newspapers. The only person that asks you for these fish pictures is Douglas Banner, a freelance journalist who knows your partner Catherine since childhood. When he emails you the subject of the email will tell you what creature he is looking for and what kind of photograph to take.
Here are the types of photos:
- Close up
- Small fish
- Medium fish
- Large fish
- School of fish
- Marine animal
Once you take the picture and complete the job, you will get an email from Douglas telling you how well you did. Given the right circumstances, (still not sure what those are), he then includes a copy of the image you took in the email to show you how well it came out.
TIP: you don't have to be a professional photographer by trade to do these tasks, but a few "real life" pointers will help you. Make sure you have a clear shot of your subject and keep it centered in the photo. Take lots of pictures so you can choose the best one.
TIP: Also note that you have to take these pictures in the open, if you use aquarium fish, your photo wont be used at all. No cheating here!
Cheaters never win...sometimes
Speaking of cheating...Endless Ocean does offer 2, that's right 2, whole cheats. Bit of a spoiler here folks...
Technically you can't consider them cheats, they are truly unlockable features of the game not normally included. The first is that anytime the sun sets in the game, you may go to the deck of the ship, sit down in a chair and watch.
Your reward? The credits!
Next up, once you visit the abyss, you will unlock a new song to listen to. "Benedictus" by Haley Westenra
The game can be completed without all the extra quests (or cheats) in a relatively short time, but then you won't be unlocking all the options available. I hope you enjoy playing Endless Ocean, just don't forget to come up for air once in a while!
Endless Ocean Game Reviews
- Euro Gamer Review of Endless Ocean
EuroGamer.net is an online video game review magazine that offers in depth looks at newly released video games. Here they cover the recently release game Endless Ocean, highlighting its features and options while scoring it in their rating system.
- Touch! Generations
Touch Generations offers a very short review of the game Endless Ocean. The review does not include and sort of rating system and merely talks about the game concept without any in depth look at the content of the game.
- IGN: Endless Ocean
IGN's game index page offers links to IGN's reviews and previews to Endless Ocean. They have listed a rating system for the game that includes ratings from players of the game. Includes a video review of the game being played.
- Gametrailers.com - Endless Ocean: Reviews, Trailers, and Interviews
Gametrailers.com offers a review of gameplay for the Nintedo Wii console game Endless Ocean. Reviews of the game include a rating system, discussion of gameplay controls, replay value of the game and screenshots of gameplay.
- Endless Ocean Nintendo Wii Video Game Review by AceGamez
Ace Games does a review of Endless Ocean to explain the premise of the game and its features. Detail is focused on the interaction with the Wii remote controller, you, and the game. There is a rating of the game by the reviewer
- Endless Ocean Press Release | WiiNintendo
Here is the official Press release for the North American version of Endless Ocean. Highlights games playability factors, target market and features such as multiplaer options and music features.
- Endless Ocean Game - Nintendo Wii
The homepage for Endless Ocean by Nintendo. This Site offers video content of gameplay footage, storyline information and additional downloads from the game. This is Nintnedo's official homepage for Endless Ocean.
- Endless Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wikipedia's unofficial detailed webpage on the Nintendo WII video game Endless Ocean. This gives additional background information on the developer of the game, Arika, along with serveral links to other game reviews for Endless Ocean.
- Cheat Codes at Gamespot.com
This page covers cheat codes updated for the Nintendo Wii Game Endless Ocean. Gamespot also offers reviews, previews, download sections and trailers for many video games. Offers an archive of many current games and games past.
- All Endless Ocean Cheats for Wii
This page has a clean and easy to view setup allowing you to quickly find and use the game cheats available for the nintendo Wii Game Endless Ocean. The Site offers an archive of additional cheat codes for games for all video game consoles
Emile on April 28, 2019:
I want to apologize for all of my spelling errors and the annoying things I said on here 7 years ago. I have grown up, but I do still have both my Endless Ocean games. Good times.
lololol on February 06, 2014:
WHERE ARE THE RUINS I CANT FIND IT POST WHERE THEY ARE!!!!! PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She on May 23, 2013:
I found the ancient mother but no beluga. I can't find any more pieces of the deity idol. And I can't find the rest
catlover66 on October 28, 2012:
CAN SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME
catlover667 on October 27, 2012:
also can someone help me i look every where but i cant find the beluga whale if someone can help me i will relly apriciate it :)
catlover667 on October 27, 2012:
you get them by drawing the yellow lines from the underwater pen and wait and they will be attracted to it and u will get it (wait for sparkles) the spiney one is a (fan fin) the other one is a (pelican eel)
Cate on September 24, 2012:
I need help completing the encylopeda, there are 2 fish in the Abyss I cant get any info on the spiney looking one and the big mouth snake looking one, I can find them easy enough, just wondered if it was a glich in the game, thanks
k.k. on August 08, 2012:
please help!how do I discover the wild channel?HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
michael on June 29, 2012:
how do you get to the entrance of the ruins where it pull you away
ilovemadie1 on June 04, 2012:
i am on endless ocean 1 not blue world or that stuff i cant find the sparkle in front of the middle head of the 3 heads help me please i cant find it want do i have to do to find the sparkle in front of one of the heads which head is it please help me
ilovemadie1 on June 03, 2012:
hi i think i found the 3 heads but i cant find the sparkle? which one of the heads is it at please help
Emilé on May 16, 2012:
Min, the dolphin is probably in the abyss. Look around the walls of it, and eventually, you will find a cave. The dolphin should be in the cave
cade on May 06, 2012:
HOW DO YOU TRACK THE BLUE WHALE!!!!!!!!
min on March 27, 2012:
i'm stuck...it says in my book that there is a dolphin in the depths of the red sea...but i can't find it..does anyone know where to find it???
Emilé on March 08, 2012:
Chloe, that is the ghost ship. Swim to it and swim around until you see a big hole. Go inside, and Kat will say something, and then, it will take you to a ship graveyard.
chole on March 04, 2012:
Hey me and my friends where playing endless ocean for wii and we found a floating weird ship it look like it was made out of rock on the map it was around E-5. It was weird our person didn't say anything about it.
Emilé on February 26, 2012:
Wow it's been a long time since I've been on here. My wii is still broken so I am losing my knowledge of the game. I can still be helpful to anyone that needs it. Trident is very helpful and he knows a lot more than I do at the moment, so it would be smartest if people asked him! Way to got trident! :)
jules;) on February 25, 2012:
i was just wondering how many pieces of the idol thingy there are to find.. and where the locations many be... anyway that information would be really helpful :)
trident on January 23, 2012:
The Magu Tapah is found at the shipwreck at night ( as you know) The trick to finding him is to swim near a(reddish?)pipe on the side of the big shipwreck. Try swimming on top of it , around it, inside it, etc. Don't get frustrated if you can't find him- it took me a while.
I am pretty sure you mean the Moi'a Atoll Ruins. They are located in the southwest region. Search in that area. There should be a whale shark around the entrance to the Atoll and Katherine will want you to grab on to it because of the great current there. The whale shark should carry you to the ruins. Good Luck!
The deity idol pieces take time and patience to find. Search everywhere you can, but don't give up. This also took me a while to find. Which pieces do you have??
Also, the way you find the beads is to complete the idol.
Then, a while later, you will get an email about this meditating place in front of the 3 heads. So go there, and there should be the sparkle with the bead in front of the middle head. Once you obtain it, you can now befriend the orca, which will be swimming at the shipwreck.
Keep searching, and don't give up!!!!
Aaronzz on January 11, 2012:
Could any of u guys PLEEZ HELP ME!!!!! I would like to move onto my next problem I the game. So I need the exact spot where the special shark is found. Pleeez uguys. I need help. Im going insane here!
Aaronzz on January 03, 2012:
I still need help finding this specia shark. I have the tooth and I know I need to be at the ship reck at night. Does any body know where exactly the special shark is? Ps. I foun te mother and all but I'm seriously racking my brain on this. Magna caupa or what ever it's called.
Jessi on January 03, 2012:
Where exactly can I find the diety idol pieces? Also, I found the three stone heads but I cannot find the life beads anywhere! I found a sparkle thing and focused on it and found some orange slug but no life beads, any help please?
gRaCe on January 02, 2012:
Emile-i need help i cant find anything first of all where in the game is the ruins?ANY THING WOULD HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aaronzz on January 01, 2012:
Can some one tell me where exactly the special shark is in the ship graveyard? I have the necklace but I don't know where to find the shark. Ps. I found the great mother or whatever.
trident on December 28, 2011:
well then it will be u and me then!!!
yeah, blue world is pretty AWESOME!!!!
okay, so what do u mean , the song of dragons in the artic. give me the exact details, but i think i know what u r talking about.
talk to u @ da blue world page!!!
Emile` on December 27, 2011:
Also, Trident, on hub pages, you can type endless ocean blue world in the seach box and there is a site just like this. But the thing is, i'm the only one that uses it
Emile` on December 27, 2011:
AWESOME!!! Doesn't blue world ROCK!!!????!!?!??!?!! It' so fun. When you get to the part about the Song of Dragons in the Artic Ocean, can you please help me. I can't get passed it
trident on December 27, 2011:
oh yeah i didn't think of that! thanks a ton
i havent figured out the mechanism thing yet, but ALL of my research has been put on hold because..... I got blue world!!! im soooo excited, but ive been bogged down with work in da game, and i still have to leave 4 the artic to research polar bears ( in blue world). i found this dog on this island when i waz diving, he's soooo cute!!! he's happy when i play da guitar.
i hope you all had a merry christmas!!!
Emile` on December 07, 2011:
I'm so excited to find it, but we haven't sent my wii in for repairs yet:( I need to know how to finish the encyclopedia, too (when my wii is fixed). I've been trying to figure out the unnatural currents too! When you go up to the mechanism thing, you click on it and Kat says something about it coming from behind the wall, but i don't know how to get behind the stinkin' wall! Hopefuly when my wii is fixed, i will be able to find it out, & if and when i do, i will tell you everything i know, trident. I WOULD give you my email, but i don't think we should do that because anyone can access this page and it would be unsafe to give out personal information like that, but if it were safe, i would:)
trident on November 25, 2011:
omg you like need to watch the cut scene emilie!!!!!! it is like so big a scary and your diver goes to the side kind of behind the pipe like your hiding from it!!!!!!
dont give up emilie! you'll get to see him!!
if any one can give me tips ( or even a website) that would help me finish my encycolpedia or help me find all the items, that would be the best! i am stuck on doing nothing. and if any of you need some help i would be glad to give some tips, cause i am almost done with finishing everything, and ive already beat the game.
do any of you know anything about the unnatural currents @ the moia ruins? i want to find out if you can deactivate them.
Happy Thanksgiving! i miss chating with you emilie!!
i can give you my email if you want! TTYL god bless you all!
Emile` on October 23, 2011:
OH MY GOOSHNESS!!!! I just looked up pictures of magu tapa, and he is HUGE and CREEPY!!!! I can't wait to fix my wii!!!!
Emile` on October 23, 2011:
UGH! You people make me want to play sooooo bad but i can't! :) So where is magu tapa again? So what happens when you find it?????? I'm so curious
trident on October 17, 2011:
omg I found the magu tapa!!!! it is SCARY!!!! It is so cool ,the cut screen scared me. it is bigger than i thought! i am sooooo happy that i found it, though I wish i could watch the cut scene again........ wouldn't it be cool if you could have a place where you could watch all the cut scenes again?
trident on October 16, 2011:
um i didn't find the magu tapah. where exactly did you find it?
hey triple b, i just found that yesterday! i have never looked up there so i was surprised.
emile, i hope you fix your wii!!
Triple B on October 16, 2011:
You do know that the ship in the graveyard is Titanic right? look at it closely its all the same (except the bow half is slightly different) alos if you follow the pole (leaning over the front of Titanic) up you'll see a sparkle and then you'll have completed the religious figure statue thing....
trident on October 15, 2011:
hey emile!! glad 2 see you back on. I've been finding a lot of new creatures, and my encyclopedia is almost finished.
Thank you Kavik, I will try that ( sounds scary- im so excited to check it out!). which ship? the navier?
hey Don, don't be discouraged, I have that problem sometimes 2day! like emile said, it is helpful to press B then A, but just keep working on it, i have faith in you.
Hope to talk to you all soon! K.K.
Emile` on October 14, 2011:
hey Don. if you are having trouble picking up stuff, you might be pressing B first. an easy way to make sure you pick it up, hit A first. Kavik, my WII is broken so i haven't been able to get on endless ocean recently. as soo as i get it fixed, i will play and find the shark.
Don on September 03, 2011:
My pick-up feature doesn't work. I've made it to the White Room and have been unable to pick up ANYTHING AT ALL IN THE WHOLE GAME! Even squeezing A & Bin all their combinations. Any ideas on this simple but frustrating problem?
Kavik on August 30, 2011:
Hi emile the shark is pretty scary looking if you look up magu tapah on the internet you can see him but maybe you dont want to ruin the surprise when you find him if your interacting and you poke him he'll turn around and bite you let me know when you find the sharktooth necklace at comb reef for more info
Emile` on August 26, 2011:
Kavik, that is pretty sweet news. is that shark all scary like, and will it chase you? even though i know you can't die on that game, it still creeps me out. and Lorenzo, Emile` is just my nickname. you actually DO spell my name with a "y". thank you so much fot those words of encouragement. i have parents that our solid in their faith, so i think they will keep me on track.:)
lorenzo123 on August 24, 2011:
Just got a wii for my 55th b-day. Have been enthralled with Endless Ocean. I used to dive a long time ago so naturally I feel in love with this game right from the start. Have found most of everything but still looking for the braclet. Saw some of the hints so will persue that. To Emile: that's my eldest daughter's name, only with a "y" at the end, stay strong in your faith my dear, God works miracles as you probably know. As a matter of fact my dive partner way back when used to make fun of me when I would talk about Christ to him. That man is now the church music leader at his church. So trust in God and it will work out. Thanks to everyone who put in your "helps" it does get frustrating at times to run around and not find what your loking for. God bless. L.
Kavik on August 23, 2011:
Emile i forgot to tell you that you need to find the sharktooth neklace at comb reef before you can see magu tapah also read the message above this it has more information
Kavik on August 23, 2011:
Magu tapah is a giant shark he is at the ships rest at night hes in the big pipe thing to the side of that big shipwreck remember you have to dive at night to see him
Emile` on August 22, 2011:
Hi Kavik, no, i haven't found that yet. i haven't even heard of that. fill me in on what that is and where to find it! :)
piller on August 21, 2011:
what are the coordinates for the pieces of the pirate compass? there are 4 parts and i have only found one
Kavik on August 15, 2011:
hi emile my name is Kavik i was wondering if you found magu tapah yet he is awesome
p.s im talking about endless ocean 1