here is a though
lv 0 would be the weapons that are int he room, short gun, y gun, rifle, sword, bike and suit.
lv 1: we don't know izumi was supped to get one for getting 100.
lv 2: no idea but that would be something that you get for clearing 2 times.
lv 3: well i am assuming those are the pancake guns that those osakas had for clearing 3 times.
here is another thought.
i a making the vague assumption here that every time you clear and get 100 you get a new and stronger weapon but when you clear it more than once it could be that gantz takes the ones given last time and replaces it with the new one so as to no have other gantzers use it like nishi did.
We saw how strong those pancake guns are i mean i would just go around killing 1 point bitches till i get 100 lol 2 blows and you get 100 ezzey.... besides that we see that those guns don't work on 50pointers and above. the reason i am saying that is because we saw how those boss assistants survived it. the same goes for the y gun and the regular ones, although they can deal damage its not enough to kill them. the sword is in a category of its ow because its the only non gun weapon, that and the the suit which are both vital it seems. Some weapons are more affective vs some aliens and others not, we saw that in my theory the sword killed those two mini bosses while the pancake guns couldn't, the reason for that is because the sword is mean to cut only, seems like its infecting certain types of aliens like nuri (but i could be that nothing below a certain level of weapons can affect it, i would take a wild guess but lv 5 would be a minimum). from the little story katou's new bitch said oku beat the last 100pntr alone which means that he has the tools to do it, which brings me to my point you need a certain level weapon to be on par and even beyond that of a 100pntr.
Well feel free to bash this but it make sense in my head.
Sadists cleared once...
They got a H - Gun...
I particulary don't disregard Daniel's idea of weapon levels.
Only that, as it was already remarked by Xandi, the h-gun is at least the first level powerful weapon.
Notice on chapter 243 that the black haired guy, which was hanging out with the main group until he died a stupid death fighting that scythe-hand snake-bird monster, had a h-gun too. Anzu should have mentioned him if he had cleared the game once, also she wouldn't be able to know if he died or not, since she was with Katou.
I don't seem to find it but I remeber seeing Sakata commenting something like "they must've gotten 100 points over and over" (if there isn't such speech, please someone correct me).
My guess is that when the character levels up, it's registered in Gantz memory, but at least the 4 first levels (like Nobuo) don't get any special treat, just spare h-guns or revived people . We can assume that since clearing 4 times didn't give him no mecha, after all, he though they were up against 100 pointers against Kitsune and Tengu, if any of them had access to a mecha, one would think they'd use it. Anyway, it'd be like a normal game stuff, think the mecha as a lvl 5 weapon, anyone below that level would not be able to use it. At least that'd make sense, but since the hairy guy used a lvl1 weapon, as well as Nishi...
Other than getting more than 500 points, special treats could come if one does remarkably well in a hunt, say, getting 200 points on a single mission (something that could be done - for Nurarihyon mission, if someone had nailed all the aliens by himself, he could've gotten at the very least 559 points... that is counting only Nuri, Tengu, Kitsune and the 1pointers) Of course it'd be extremely difficult, hence it'd deserve a great prize.
Anyway, there's a bottomless pit of theories.
Either we wait for revelations within the next chapters or for Oku to publish a second manual.
That's true. Still, it could take some time until Oku clears it up for us.
But it sure sucks to clear 100 points a second time, asking for a strong weapon again and then ending up with another H-gun. I for one would be like "you're kidding, right".
Not to mention if it happens a third and fourth time.
Maybe the computer the nerd used to scan the aliens is a prize. I don't think any human computer can interface with Gantz without consent, that would be as lame as giving the aliens in Independance Day a virus.
I think a Gantz/computer interface might be a prize.
I thought about that too, after all Kyou cleared 2 times.
But it should be disapointing getting something like "you'll receive a useful tool" instead of a powerful weapon.
if im not mistaken the computer was on the back of the bike and it was connected to the x gun...so ya. It's been there all along, Oku just revealed a use for it to us.
Edit: nvm. I looked back at the chapters and I'm wrong. Looks like a regular laptop with a usb connection to the x gun.
That's actually a good thought, Danny. I'd say they get to save points since having another weapon is only good for giving it to an ally.
Ive actually written a d&d style Gantz rpg book for Phase 1 (sorry for me and my friends personal use) and am making one for Phase 2.
As noted Kyou got 100 pts twice. I have written currently that the first time you get a H-Gun then the second time you get the "Point Scope and laptop" (my own personal name). Now the problem is that this X-Gun with Point Scope has the same level of power as an X-rifle and is weaker than the H-Gun.
I believe therefore that you get items with option 2, but not neccessarily having later ones more powerful than another. I personally would like to know which option 2 unlocks the mecha :)
You guys have very good points, correct me if i am wrong then but isn't option two "stronger weapon" it is implied that the new weapon is better. Now, this doesn't make any since that someone who cleared 3 times has the same one as someone who did it only once. However this leaves some options open, it could be that those who cleared more than once revived people and kept only one upgrade, the h gun, or you somehow get to pick. Since we don't know how all that works it could be that had izumi not died next mission gantz gives him the option of some weapons?
i just find it odd that people that have cleared 3 and 4 times get to have the same noob pancake guns some 1 time scrub has. Skill levels are different and all but let at least the weapons match it.