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Loop8: Summer of Gods – Gameplay Guide and Tips

Loop8: Summer of Gods gives you a basic overview of what you need to complete the game, but some parts are frustratingly vague or outright not mentioned. This guide and tips article is intended to give you enough information to complete the game, without giving you a step-by-step guide as each loop will vary. This guide avoids spoilers where possible.

If you’ve not yet bought the game, you may be interested to check out our review here.

Increase Your Stats Through Looping

The key gameplay mechanism of Loop8: Summer of Gods is the loops. In most circumstances when you die, or when you choose to loop by talking to Terasu, you restart from the first day. Your stats do not carry over with the exception of blessings, but you do gain a major benefit. You can gain stats twice as fast, up until the point you previously had them.

For example, if your previous stat Strength stat was at 80, and you do an activity that normally gains 20, you will instead gain 40 twice until you reach 80. Then you will gain 20 as normal after that point.

You will not have enough time to max your stats without taking advantage of looping. Your stats won’t be high enough to beat all the bosses on the first loop with the limited time you have. Instead, you need to grow your stats, loop, then grow them again faster. This will need to be repeated multiple times.

You can stay out until 3AM each morning without any negative gameplay effect (despite Konoha occasionally telling you off), so planning a schedule of what you can increase at which times of the day may help.

Loop8: Summer of Gods - Relationships

Increase Your Relationships Through Looping

The above double-increase benefit applies to relationships too. Some characters such as Micchi may be very difficult to befriend with just one loop. Increasing it over several loops is much easier.

Your chance of an action succeeding is noted before you select the conversation option. The chance goes down if you repeatedly talk to that character on the same day. Note that even the highest chance options aren’t successful 100% of the time.

‘Compliment’ is particularly helpful when it comes to removing Hate that a character has for you, along with increasing their friendship and affection towards you.

Loop8: Summer of Gods - Stat Chart

How to Increase Your Stats

Every stat in Loop8: Summer of Gods can be increased via an activity and/or conversation option which takes some time from your day. Some of these are only available during limited periods during the day. Conversation options to improve stats are limited and won’t appear again after they have all been completed for a character. Occasionally stats will be increased via a regular conversation too when no options appear.

The places these can be increased are as follows:


  • Workout equipment (School Outside)
  • Let’s Work Out (Conversation Option)


  • Tires (Beach)
  • Let’s Work Out (Conversation Option)


  • Study (Classroom 2-B)
  • Take classes (Classroom 1-B, enter on weekdays between 8AM to 9AM)
  • Wanna study together? (Conversation Option)


  • Red Arcade Machine (Main Street). Only works between 12PM – 7PM. The screen will be flashing when it’s on.
  • ‘Let’s Go Have Some Fun’ (Conversation Option)

Divine Power

  • Brooms (Shrine)

Social Status

  • Map (Classroom 1-A)
  • Take classes (Classroom 1-B, enter on weekdays between 8AM to 9AM)


  • Go on dates (only certain characters, including some you may not expect)

You can increase your allies’ stats too by doing activities with them via the Conversation Options.

You can also increase your stats and your allies via some of the Blessings that you can find.


Gods will give you blessings. These can increase your stats, your relationships with others, and the relationships between other characters in your current party. As noted, blessings do carry over between loops.

You can find blessings in Loop8: Summer of Gods mostly by interacting with certain objects once per day. Later in the game, these will become rare as you will already have collected most of them. Instead, a gameplay tip or other comment will be presented.

Blessing Locations

  • Middle Small shrine on right (Shrine)
  • Small Shrine (Giant Tree area behind the main shrine)
  • Small Shrine (Main Street)
  • Rock in bushes where the road splits (Road to School)
  • Rock with a rope around it (Beach)
  • School Store (School – First screen inside school)
  • Desk (Classroom 1-A, only when in Yomotsu Hirasaka)
  • Teacher’s Podium (Classroom 1-B, only when in Yomotsu Hirasaka)
  • Stall on the left (Night Market, only when in Yomotsu Hirasaka)

You can also get blessings through conversations and by collecting magatama and fighting Kegai in Yomotsu Hirasaka. Note that there is no benefit to fighting the Kegai when you are no longer collecting blessings.

Loop8: Summer of Gods - Eating Together

How to Restore Stamina/Energy?

There are several ways to restore your Stamina/Energy in Loop8: Summer of Gods. 

Outside of Battle:

  • Eat at the Cafe (Main Street)
  • Eat at the Restaurant (Main Street)
  • Let’s Grab Some Food (Conversation Option)
  • Speak to Saru – He occasionally gives you a small amount of energy
  • Stamina/Energy fully restores every morning after a certain level of relationship with Konoha

In Battle:

  • Nini learns skills to heal his own Stamina/Energy when targeting himself.
  • Allies can restore the Energy of anyone on the team by using a move, but only when they choose to. Allies cannot restore Stamina (Health).

Loop8: Summer of Gods - Boss

Fighting Bosses

There are six bosses to fight throughout Loop8: Summer of Gods. The order changes aside from the final boss depending on what has happened in that loop and they get progressively more difficult. For example, I originally faced Izanami fifth, then went back and fought her second in the next loop.

If you bring your stats to the maximum, have enough relationship progress to unlock all attacks, and bring two allies, even the final boss will be easy by repeating your most powerful damaging attack. However, if you want to challenge yourself or find yourself underpowered, then carefully watch the bosses’ moves via Demon Sight. It will let you know their next line.

The boss will not directly tell you which move they are using but will provide a hint. The lines don’t relate to a specific move, but a type of move. For example, a boss says “The right ones are the winners” and targets one character or the entire party. These are different moves (Scorching Slash and Flame Dance), but both are damage types. Be warned that different lines can be the same moves – “Laziness! Selfishness! Ignorance!” and “I’ll correct your bad behavior” targeting all can both be Flame Dance too. But “I’m just furious” is never a damaging move, instead being a buff/debuff.

The reason this helps is that it will show who is being targeted and the type of moves. With that information, you can decide to use cover moves to protect targeted characters.

Boss Locations

Most of the bosses are fairly obvious in location, but two may provide some confusion.

Where is Izanami (the boss of Takako’s level)?

  • After you collect the magatamas, go back to where you entered (the left gate at the top-left of the Shrine)
  • Unlike previous times, that path is now open. Go up it to another screen
  • Continue up the ‘Mirror: Road’ area until you find the boss portal
  • Unlock it, then continue up until you reach the ‘Mirror: Night Festival’ area. The boss will be there.

Where is Iwanaga Hime (the Final Boss)

  • After the fifth boss, wait until the next count is 1 day remaining (it will happen 3 days after the fifth boss, instead of the usual 5 days)
  • Go to Classroom 1-A to trigger a cutscene. This will unlock the normal portal at the shrine.
  • Enter Yomotsu Hirasaka. After collecting 6 of the magatama, go to the boss portal near your house (Mirror: Oyama Home)
  • Make sure you reach the boss portal several in-game hours before 11:59PM. There is a somewhat long walking section after the portal before you reach the boss. Note: If you trigger the classroom cutscene while class is in session, you are at risk of losing several hours of the day.

Loop8: Summer of Gods - Saving Choice

Saving Characters

Loop8: Summer of Gods has permadeath for both characters in your party and the characters being possessed by the god that you are fighting. If they die, the story will continue without them.

For the possessed character, you need to ensure that you have a certain level of friendship with them before they disappear. Then at the end of each boss battle, you will be given a choice of whether to save them or not. If you are not presented with that choice, your relationship with them isn’t good enough.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, XBox, Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam)
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