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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Sit-Ups Minigame Guide - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Shane Williams

There are a lot of minigames to be found in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, some of which are entirely new. Crunch-Off is a sit-up minigame that has been created solely for Rebirth. On this page, we’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to starting the Crunch-Off minigame and how to beat Jules.

Tifa takes on the Crunch-Off Challenge.

How to Unlock the Sit-Ups Minigame in FF7

Once you’ve made it to "Costa Del Sol" iconCosta Del Sol in Chapter 6 of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth you’ll want to progress through the main story until you’ve completed the beach segment, then you can accept the Bodybuilders in a Bind Side Quest from the noticeboard. Here you’ll need to visit Jules’s Gym in the "Corel Region" iconCorel Region and help him clear out some unwanted guests. Upon completing this side quest you’ll gain access to the Sit-ups minigame (Crunch-off). You’ll need to complete four ranks of the crunch-off minigame in order to claim all of the rewards and each rank will get slightly more difficult by increasing the number of reps you need to do to win along with adding new mechanics.

We recommend that you completely avoid looking at the time and the number of reps your opponent has done otherwise it’ll massively put you off and increase your chances of messing up. Unfortunately, the buttons that you’ll need to press will disappear from your screen throughout the set, so you’ll need to pay close attention to Tifa’s movement to make it easier to time your button presses.

Sit-Ups Rewards

There are four rewards up for grabs in the sit-up minigame, but the most important rewards is the Champion Belt and "Supernatural Wristguards" iconSupernatural Wristguards.

Rank Reward
1 "Celeris" iconCeleris x3
2 "Supernatural Wristguards" iconSupernatural Wristguards
3 "Chakra Materia" iconChakra Materia
4 Champion Belt

How to Complete The Sit-Up Minigame

There are four opponents you’ll need to beat in the Crunch-Off Minigame to claim all of the rewards.

Crunch-Off: Warm-Up

Amina will challenge you in the Crunch-Off: Warm-Up and she’ll always get a top score of 16, so you’ll need at least 17 to beat her. Throughout your set against Amina, you’ll sometimes see the buttons glow yellow which means you’ll need to mash that button to keep going. Additionally, If you restart then the button combination can change from R1, L1, L2, R2 to L1, R1, R2, L2 which may throw you off.

Crunch-Off: Trainee

Ronnie will challenge you in the Crunch-Off: Trainee level and he’ll always get a top score of 20, so you’ll need at least 21 to beat him. However, this time a new mechanic will be in play in the form of a green glow around a button. This will require you to hold the designated button halfway until the gauge is full before fully pressing it down. Throughout the set against Ronnie you’ll have to deal with both of the special buttons, so be sure to double-check what color it is before pressing it.

(1 of 3) Buttons Highlighted in Green indicates that you need to hold it until the gauge fills up.

Crunch-Off: Amateur Level

Jay will challenge you in the Crunch-Off: Amateur Level and he’ll always get a top score of 22, so you’ll need at least 23 sit-ups to beat him. There are no new special buttons to deal with this time around, but the buttons will be in a different sequence, such as L1, R1, L2, R2 instead of L1, R1, R2, L2. We recommend that you take a couple of practice attempts to familiarize yourself with the new layout.

Crunch-Off: Pro Level

The one and only Jules will challenge you in the Crunch-Off: Pro Level and this will by far be the most difficult one yet, as it’ll combine all of the mechanics in the previous three rounds together, and he’ll only fail once at the beginning and once towards the end of the set. He’ll get a top score of 50, so you’ll need at least 51 to beat him. As soon as you’ve gone above 20 reps, you’ll be able to ignore the timing and instead press the buttons as fast as your hands will let you, but beware you’ll have to watch for the special buttons in between. If you fail even once then you’ll want to restart.

More Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Guides

Rebirth has so much to offer so if you’re feeling lost, or just want to find out more about new features, tips and tricks on the combat system, or how to beat certain minigames, be sure to check out the links below!

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  • Publisher
    Square Enix
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  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 February 2024
  • Last Updated
    11 July 2024
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The second in a trio of games, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth continues with the epic retelling of the original Final Fantasy VII story. Follow Cloud Strife and company, as they chase Sephiroth, after the events that unfolded in the city of Midgar. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will contain the same action-based combat system introduced in Remake, with additions to keep it fresh. To help you along the way, this guide plans to contain the following content:

  • Breakdown of gameplay elements and combat mechanics
  • Detailed guides on how to play every playable character
  • Boss strategies for those who might be struggling
  • Walkthroughs for the harder-to-complete Side Quests
  • Locations of any and all Collectibles
  • Extensive list of all Minigames, with thorough guides on all of them
  • Roadmap and guide on how to unlock the coveted Platinum Trophy

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