Hint: Unlock Outfits in Album
Wear all the matching pieces of an outfit (e.g. cowboy hat, gloves, boots, etc.) to unlock it in the album.
Hint - Frame Develop Now
Develop new frames by having at least two frames to research. Some body frames are developable, as are the basic bird and human legs. Most back frames are upgradable if you have two or more of them (same type) except for the explosion frame.
Very few arm frames are combinable in this manner; the sole exception so far seems to be the Claw Arm and Ball & Chain Arm. You can buy the Claw Arm at the caravan assembly area near the desert. You can buy the Ball & Chain Arm from the Killer Elephant base.
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Hint - Time For Bed
You may find a cheap bed during your travels or buy a bed (any type) from furniture stores. Having at least one bed in the inventory will let your character rest at any mechanic station to pass the time of day. This comes in handy to get victory medals in the arena.
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Hint - Save Often
This is an old standby, but save often in Steambot since the game takes place in two "acts". The first act is when you are following the story behind Coriander, Dandelion, Mallow, and the Trot Band. During this act, you cannot go anywhere you want since you are still exploring the land. Some events occur where you get locked into a specific area or are stuck with the consequences of your answers. Save before talking to people, going through doors, or picking up items so you have a game to go back to in case you change your mind.
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Hint - Coriander's Whereabouts
Upon completing the game, you have a task to find Coriander again. Although she's at Seagull Beach, she doesn't appear until you've followed the trail of clues:
Marjoram ... Garland City. Lobster Inn cone. He's in the food shop next to the Lobster Inn.
Fennel ... Garland City. Riverside Hotel cone. He's inside the ballroom of Station Hotel, which is across the street from the trot park.
Rosemary ... Eurydika. Coriander's mother is in the house where you last left her.
Doctor Nutmeg ... Vision Ranch. Speak to the doctor and fight his trot garage while there.
Basil, The Four-Eyed Loser ... Nefro-Nefro Town North of the station is a drain tunnel with Ginger (name only known if you start helping the theater).
Mrs. Echinacea ... Nefro-Nefro Town. Next door neighbor to Connie's old house.
After all these people are talked to (not necessarily in order), you find Coriander at Seagull Beach. Be sure to challenge Coriander on the beach, or you will regret not doing so.
Hint - News Pays
If you need a big influx of cash (legitimately), be sure to visit the Garland Newspaper office across the street from Lobster Inn. After each big story event -- defeating the Killer Elephants, escorting the caravan, winning the UTC, and fighting the Bloody Mantis Gang, speak with the reporter inside, then again with the editor. Once the game clears, speaking with the editor will net you a cool 50,000 uroch, which will state most normal desires in the game.
Hint - Winning The UTC
Early in the game, you have very little in powerful frames unless you decide to farm dungeons. Use your money in story mode to develop a Large Body by purchasing two Medium Bodies. Develop Large Humanoid Legs by combining two Medium Humanoid Legs. The best melee arms to have around in the arena are the Iron Club (sold in Eurydika) and the Trident Arm, which you find on the Juniper Berry.
If you defeat the Killer Elephant Boss earlier, you can also equip the KE Grill, which gives you a deadlier dash attack.
The UTC occurs after you find the Sailing License for Captain Ciboulette and you attempt to return through Garland. It's advisable to save in a trot shack before hand.
The first fight is easy, but the second one against Fennel is harder since you can barely get close. Try trapping Fennel in a corner with obstacles and then work the Trident over him. If you need a big hit to "lop" off the last bit of life before time runs out, use the Iron Club or dash atack him. Picking up Fennel is almost impossible due to the AI used.
Against Eldar The White Requiem, use the Trident again, but note that the enemy has ten or twelve homing missiles. Also, getting up close may invite Eldar to use his Excalibur Sword arm, which will probably kill your trot in four hits if you have less than 75% life (using the Large Body). Again, the Trident will help with victory once you trap him in a corner. The award is 10,000 uroch, which helps with buying the elegant dress in Nefro-Nefro Town for Coriander.