In Like a Dragon Gaiden, Joryu embarks on various requests and challenges from Akame and the inhabitants of Sotenbori. Successfully completing these tasks enhances the rank of the Akame Network. Advancing the Network level unlocks numerous benefits, including enhanced rewards from enemies, increased points for completed requests, and reduced costs for skill upgrades. Additionally, leveling up the Network adds new and exclusive items to the Akame Shop’s inventory.
With each new chapter of Like a Dragon Gaiden, a fresh batch of Stroll n’ Patrol requests becomes available. These missions can be identified on the maps of Sotenbori and The Castle by their white exclamation points. Gaiden’s Chapter 3 introduces a series of requests that require Joryu to visit the Boutique located in The Castle. These particular tasks involve acquiring and donning specific outfit items, then returning to the individual who made the request.
One such mission is the “Turn That Frown Upside Down, Clown” request, which starts in Sotenbori rather than The Castle, despite requiring Joryu to travel to The Castle to obtain the item needed to fulfill the request. This guide provides insights into obtaining the Clown Makeup, a key item needed to complete this unique task in Like a Dragon Gaiden.
Where to Start “Turn That Frown Upside Down, Clown” Request
Joryu will encounter the request “Turn That Frown Upside Down, Clown” during a stroll on Sotenbori Street. Directly across from Club SEGA Sotenbori, Joryu encounters a family dealing with their child’s tantrum, sparked by the desire to meet a clown. Despite the presence of a clown puppet nearby, the child remains inconsolable. In desperation, the parents seek a real clown to appease their child.
How to Complete “Turn That Frown Upside Down, Clown” Request
Since there are no actual clowns wandering Sotenbori’s streets, Joryu must take matters into his own hands and creatively resolve this situation. The solution lies at The Castle’s Boutique, where he can purchase Clown Makeup for ¥500,000. However, this item is only available for purchase after reaching Gold rank in the Coliseum.
Thankfully, reaching Gold rank isn’t very difficult, as it requires Joryu to clear only a handful of Bronze and Silver rank matches and also raise Akame’s Network to level 10. Joryu is required to reach Gold rank anyway as part of Gaiden‘s story, and players who have been regularly completing requests for Akame will likely have hit level 10 by the time this request becomes available.
Joryu is free to choose additional items to complete his clown ensemble; the only required outfit item is the Clown Makeup. Once his look is perfected, he should return to Sotenbori Street and approach the distressed family. Presenting himself as a clown, Joryu successfully calms the child, much to the parents’ relief. As a token of gratitude, they reward him with Akame Points and ¥75,000.