I had a bit more success with Bal-Bados today, played a decent set with some random Japanese player. Anything specifically for Bal I should be doing? ATM I’m just spastically filling the arena with shit and hoping it hits.
Netcode-wise I think it’s pretty good. UK-Japan has noticible input delay but 2-3 bars feels good to me. I just wish the online wasn’t as barebones as VF5’s. What does the “Connect to Party Lobby” option do?
Anyway, to unlock Ajim, play in Arcade mode and win every match up to about stage 5 via time-out. Every time you win via time-out, you increase the chances of him appearing. When he does appear you’ll get an Achievement, and he’ll crush the mech you’d normally fight at that point, probably Angelan. After meeting him, to select him in mode with the 3D character selector highlight Random and press left turbo+right turbo. In screens with the 2D character selector he’ll be at the bottom of the left row.
To play as Prototype Temjin, beat Arcade with Temjin and input this code:
Hightlight Temjin, hit X
Highlight Random, hit X
Highlight Raiden, hit X Twice
Hightlight Bal-Bados, hit X Twice
Highlight Angelan, hit X Twice
Highlight Grys-Vok, hit X Thrice
To play as Prototype Raiden, beat arcade with Raiden and input this code:
Highlight Apharmd B, hit X
Highlight Apharmd S, hit X
Hightlight Dordray, hit X Twice
Highlight Specineff, hit X Twice
Highlight Fei-Yen, hit X Twice
Highlight Cypher, hit X Thrice
Thanks to “Dominic White” for these.