The Atlus Common Test Answers and Bonus Questions


During the Atlus Fes day 1 livestream, the answers to the Atlus Common Test quiz were revealed.

Some answers also include explanations. A few translations for incorrect answers have also been updated to better match the official localisations.

In Persona 3 Reload, which Persona does Elizabeth summon with the line “I Bring You, Megidolaon”?

    1. Masakado
    2. Thanatos
    3. Beelzebub
    4. Pixie

Masakado also uses Megidolaon, but with a different line. Pixie’s Megidolaon is also more powerful. In Persona 4 Arena Elizabeth summons Thanatos to use Megidolaon. Beelzebub is used by Theodore in Persona 3 Portable.

In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, the following test appears on a game over. Fill in the blank: “The comfort of death will come for men and demons alike…

    1. Welcome to the river Styx
    2. from doom to eternity
    3. …by the guidance of the Great Will
    4. Begone

Option 1 is taken from Shin Megami Tensei IV, 2 is taken from Digital Devil Saga, and 4 is taken from Raidou Kuzunoha vs the Soulless Army.

In 1989, which of the following was the Atlus’ first in-house title?

    1. Shin Megami Tensei
    2. Cosmo Tank
    3. Kwirk (Puzzle Boy)
    4. Somer Assault (Mesopotamia)

In 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim, each character has a Start marker on a different part of their body. Who has theirs on their abdomen?

    1. Matsuno Minami
    2. Iori Fuyusaka
    3. Megumi Yakushiji
    4. Ryoko Shinonome

In Persona 5 Royal, Which of the following is the correct line that Crow says in battle? (Note: The English release of Persona 5 Royal officially translates this line to “Slaughter them!”)

    1. Hit, Cut, Shoot, Kill!
    2. Cut, Shoot, Hit, Kill!
    3. Shoot, Hit, Cut, Kill!
    4. Shoot, Cut, Hit, Kill!

In Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, which of the following is the home of the fairies ruled by Nozomi?

    1. Fairy Hideout
    2. Fairy Village
    3. Fairy Paradise
    4. Fairy Forest

The Fairy Village is a location in Shin Megami Tensei V.

In Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, St. Hermelin High School is sealed off to prevent demons from entering. Which of the following is the password required to enter the school?

    1. Cut the meat then cut the bone
    2. Roses are red, Zombies are blue, I don’t want brains so you know I’m true
    3. Untried tactics can lead to serious injuries
    4. Of the thirty-six stratagems, fleeing is best

Berith is one of King Solomon’s 72 demons, and is the 28th Duke in the order. What level is Berith in Shin Megami Tensei II?

    1. Level 27
    2. Level 44
    3. Level 24
    4. Level 41

Option 1 is Berith’s level in Shin Megami Tensei, 2 is Shin Megami Tensei If… and 3 is Shin Megami Tensei V.

In Shin Megami Tensei V, which of the following demons does Asparas ask you to defeat in the quest “The Spirit of Love?”

    1. Succubus
    2. Incubus
    3. Lilim
    4. Leanan Sidhe

In Trauma Centre 2, ranks and titles are given according to the score obtained when completing a surgery. Which of the following titles is obtained when obtaining a rank S?

    1. Master Surgeon
    2. Senior Surgeon
    3. Medical Prodigy
    4. Specialist

Senior Surgeon is the rank A title, Medical Prodigy is rank XS and Specialist is rank B.

Which of the following was the tagline for the PS2 release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne?

    1. Humanity, What more could you want?
    2. A new century, the devil returns
    3. Tokyo died, and I was given life
    4. The devil is born twice

Option 1 was the tagline for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, 2 was for the PlayStation release of Shin Megami Tensei, and 4 is Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax.

In Persona 4, what was the title of Chie Satonaka’s DVD that Yosuke Hanamura broke?

    1. The Trial of the Dragon
    2. The Legend of the Blue Dragon
    3. The Legend of Seiryu
    4. The Legend of the Star Dragon

In Catherine: Full Body for Nintendo Switch, you can choose from 14 ideal voices for Catherine, including DLC, such as “Feisty Junior” and “Elegant Yandere.” Who played the role of “Tsundere Girlfriend”

    1. Rie Kugimiya
    2. Kana Asumi
    3. Haruka Tomatsu
    4. Rina Sato

Rie Kugimiya is the Whimsical Kitten, Kana Asumi is the Faithful Sweetheart and Rina Sato is the Dreamy Mistress.

In Shin Megami Tensei If…, the following passage is from the school song of Karukozaka High School, which is attended by the main characters. Fill in the blank. “Looking up at the sacred Mount Fuji, the stream is clear in the distance [      ]”

    1. Sumida River
    2. Kannada River
    3. Tone River
    4. Shinano River

What is the name of the item that appears in both Nora and the Time Studio: The Which of the Misty Forest and Metaphor: ReFantazio?

    1. Stale blackbread
    2. Naudun Milk
    3. Aina Lamp
    4. Twilight of the Gods

The following image is an advert found at Shibuya Station in Persona 5 Royal. What word fits the “?”?

    1. Deep Ocean
    2. Sapphire
    3. Endless Sky
    4. Cobalt Blue

Which of the following idols is popular with both humans and demons in Shin Megami Tensei NINE?

    1. Ari Ban
    2. Lisa Silverman
    3. Kanami Mashita
    4. Urahime Miki

Each option is a character who has worked as an idol. 1 is from Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker, 2 is from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, 3 is from Persona 4 Dancing All Night.

In the first game in the series, Shin Megami Tensei, in which year was Tokyo destroyed

    1. 199X
    2. 200X
    3. 20XX
    4. 202X

Option 2 is a notable date from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, 3 is used in Shin Megami Tensei II and Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, and 4 is related to Shin Megami Tensei NINE.

In the Demon Auction in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, demons have different names depending on their rank. Which of the following is the highest ranked name for “Suparna?”

    1. Proud Suparna
    2. Shining Suparna
    3. Flightless Suparna
    4. Splendid Suparna

In Persona 5 Tactica, the following line is said by Toshiro Katsukabe. What kind of expression does he make whilst saying it? “Now guys, run away. Of course, take me with you too!”Correct Answer: Option A

Which of the following titles has been made into a live action TV drama?

    1. Shin Megami Tensei
    2. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
    3. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
    4. Purikura Pocket: Imperfect High School Girl Manual

In Maken X, which of the following is the name of the research institute headed by Kay Sagami’s biological father, Hiro Sagami?

    1. Secret Laboratory
    2. Kazanawa Research Institute
    3. Kirijo Ergonomics Institute
    4. Primate Intelligence Lab

1 is a location from Shin Megami Tensei, 3 is from Persona 3 and 4 is from Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.

In Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance. Which of the following is Amabie’s race?

    1. Enigma
    2. Brute
    3. Megami
    4. Genma

Which of the following is the currency in the world of Growlanser?

    1. Macca
    2. en
    3. Reeves
    4. Elm

1 is the currency from the Shin Megami Tensei series, 2 is from the Etrian Odyssey series and 3 is from Metaphor: ReFantazio. 

What are the correct names for the two protagonists in Shin Megami Tensei Demi Kids: Red Book and Black Book?

    1. Jin and Akira
    2. Mirai and Setsuna
    3. Maya and Tatsuya
    4. Sera and Seraph

Each pair is of characters who have appeared on game box arts. Option 1 features on the covers of Demi Kids Light Version and Demi Kids Dark Version, 3 features on Persona 2: Innocent Sin and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment and 4 is from Digital Devil Saga and Digital Devil Saga 2.

In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Which puzzle number is this?

    1. 1
    2. 8
    3. 14
    4. 21

There are only 20 stages so Option 4 would not be possible.

In Shin Megami Tensei IV, what were the demons with great power which were used to defend Japan called?

    1. Deadly Spiritual Defence Weapons
    2. Deadly Divine Defence Weapons
    3. God Killing Spiritual Defence Weapons
    4. National Defence Divinities

In Persona 5 Strikers, The Phantom Thieves leave Tokyo and travel around the country. Which of the following cities did they not stop in?

    1. Sapporo
    2. Nagoya
    3. Osaka
    4. Fukuoka

Among the races which appear in Majin Tensei, which has the highest mobility?

    1. Touki
    2. Vile
    3. Megami
    4. Avatar

In Etrian Odyssey I, II, III HD Remaster, you can now select the game’s difficulty level. Which of the following is the same level as the original version?

    1. Picnic
    2. Basic
    3. Expert
    4. None of the Above

The opening to Persona 3 Reload begins with the protagonist listening to music on an MP3 player. Which of the following is displayed on the player?

    1. Want to be Close
    2. When the Moon’s Reaching out Stars
    3. Mass Destruction
    4. Color Your Night

Three songs are displayed in the following order: Burn My Dread, Want to be Close, Full Moon Full Life.

Which of the following is the cyber metropolis where the story of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers takes place?

    1. Sumaru City
    2. Hirasaki City
    3. Inaba City
    4. Amami City

1 is the setting of Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Persona 2 Eternal Punishment, 2 appears in Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner, and 3 appears in Persona 4.

Which of the following is the leader of the 4 new female demons, the Qaditsu, who appear in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance?

    1. Agrat bat Mahlat
    2. Lilith
    3. Eisheth Zenunim
    4. Naamah

The following text is a passage from Mari’s Poem “Teatime Fantasy” from Persona Q. Which word fills in the blank? “With some cinnamon, I wrote your [    ] in the milk tea. It’s nice and warm, But only yours was spicy.

    1. Profile
    2. Star Sign
    3. Initials
    4. Eyes

In Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, which of the following is the class of the protagonist in story mode?

    1. Yggdroid
    2. Highlander
    3. Necromancer
    4. Rune Master

Which of the following is the main objective of the protagonist in Tokyo Mono Hara Shi: Karasu no Mori Gakuen Kitan?

    1. Shadow subjugation
    2. Collection of hanafuda cards
    3. Conversion of the wicked
    4. Seal devils

In battles in Soul Hackers 2, what is the name of the attack by summoned demons which can be activated at the end of a turn?

    1. All-out attack
    2. Showtime
    3. Sabbath
    4. Demon Co-op

In the PlayStation 3 version of Persona 4 Arena: The Ultimax, what command should you enter to use Yu Narukami’s technique “Shiden Issen?”Correct Answer: C

A is the command to perform Heroic Bravery, B is the command for Raging Lion and D is the command for Myriad Truths.

Which of the following audio clips is the version of Maya’s Theme that can be heard in Persona 3 FES? View the original video at 47:55 to hear the options for this question.

Correct Answer: B

A is Maya’s theme from the PlayStation version of Persona 2: Innocent Sin, 3 is Maya’s Theme (Sad) from the PlayStation version of Persona 2: Innocent Sin and D is Maya (Theme 2) from the PlayStation version of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment.

Macca Beam is a brutal skill that reduces the player’s total macca. Which of the following demons do you remember for macca beam in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux?

    1. Doppleganger
    2. Mamedanuki
    3. Nekomata
    4. Kangiten

The following image is moment in a dance from a certain song in Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. What is the title of the song?

    1. Rivers in the Desert
    2. Blooming Villain
    3. Keeper of Lust
    4. Life Goes On

In the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha series, Tae Asakura works as a reporter for the Capital Daily. What is her pen name?

    1. Aoitori Asakura
    2. Kaicho Asakura
    3. Kichou Asakura
    4. Suicho Asakura

Which of the following four is the attribute of the skill “Zan” in Persona 2 Innocent Sin and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment?

    1. Almighty
    2. Wind
    3. Force
    4. Earth

In Unicorn Overlord, which of the following is Virginia’s initial class?

    1. Lord
    2. Vanguard
    3. Crusader
    4. Valkyrie

The image below is from a certain Etrian Odyssey labyrinth. Which is the correct game that features this labyrinth?

    1. Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Laggard
    2. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
    3. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
    4. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

The Skyship in the centre of the screen is a major element of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. 

In Digital Devil Saga, which of the following are the coordinates of the location that Sera appears during the battle between the Embryon and the Vanguards at the beginning of the story?

    1. 2314 5873
    2. 2315 5874
    3. 2316 5875
    4. 2317 5876

What is the name of the following character from Metaphor: Refantazio?

    1. Heismay
    2. Hulkenberg
    3. Strohl
    4. Gallica

Which shadow is defeated in this clip from Persona 5 Royal? See the clip at the timestamp 52:15.

    1. Heavenly Punisher
    2. Divine Warrior
    3. Zealous Messenger
    4. Merciless Inquisitor

The options given are the names before the Shadows are acquired as Personas. As Personas, 1 is Archangel, the correct option 2 is Power, 3 is Angel and 4 is Dominion.

What is the named of the legendary Hamster which appears in Hamster Paradise, and is said to be born once every several thousand years?

    1. Dream Hamster
    2. Magical Hamster
    3. God Hamster
    4. Miracle Hamster

In Persona 4 Golden, what was the first date that Nanako called the protagonist “big brother?”

    1. May 3rd
    2. May 4th
    3. May 5th
    4. May 6th

Bonus Questions

Several Bonus questions were also featured during the stream. The answers to these can be found below.

1) The image below is from an Etrian Odyssey labyrinth. Which game is this image from?

  1. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
  2. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
  3. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
  4. Etrian Odyssey Nexus

2) The following clip is a song that play in a region in Shin Megami Tensei V. Which region is the track from? The clip can be found at 5:55:37

  1. Da’at: Takanawa
  2. Da’at: Tamachi
  3. Da’at Odaiba
  4. Da’at: Konan

3) Which Shadow has been defeated in the following image from Persona 5 Royal? 

  1. Wavering Tree Spirit
  2. Gathering Devil
  3. Corpse Bird
  4. Noisy Mountain Spirit



Bonus Question Answers:

  1. 3, Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
  2. 2, Da’at: Tamachi
  3. 3, Corpse Bird (Onmoraki)

The question stream can be seen here:

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