But yeah!! If you didn't already know NISA's translation also includes School Mode. School Mode is an AU (Alternate Universe) where Monokuma forgot to create Monokuma Back-Ups! Because of this, he gives the 15 characters (those in the main story) 50 days to create a certain Monokuma (although, you only get a few days to make a certain one; then it changes)!
Explanation of School Mode in more detail
The Mode is split into two main categories: The first is creating the Monokumas. The game lets you choose what the 15 characters do: whether it be rest (to get them back to full HP), collect materials (these go towards the "Current Class Goal" -which is a monobear) or clean (to keep the school..clean. I personally never let the cleaning meter hit 0, so what happens when it does? No idea.)
If a characters HP hits 0, they are unconscious for a few days. What this means is, you cannot talk to them in your free time (more on that in a sec!) and they cannot help clean or collect! If Makoto falls unconscious, for the following days when you would usually be allowed to talk to students, he simply stays in his room.) To revive a student, simply create a Nonsenzu Bean or wait for them to recover (If you're lucky, they may be given a boost which will revive them!)
The other half of School Mode is very important. After a hard days work, you can talk to a student - you are given the options to; "Spend time with [student]", "Use a trip ticket", or "Nevermind". Now, spending time with a student is exactly like in the main game: meaning you can complete a character's free time in School Mode, rather than having to redo a chapter.
Trip Tickets, given to you via Monokuma for the completion of a Monokuma backup, allow you to take your chosen character to one of 6 areas in the school (Dining Room, School Store, Rec Room, Library, Music Room and Garden). Each character can be asked one of three questions (question sets are repeated: outcomes are the same, their replies will not change): out of these three questions, a character will prefer one of them! If you ask the right question, their love for you will go up! (You can check their love for you by talking to Monokuma, who will show you a chart!)
Rewards and how to get them! (Presents 101-114 and Monocoins)
Also unlocked through the School Mode, is 200 Monocoins. If you manage to complete every task you are given, Monokuma will give you 200 Monocoins as a reward! Helpful for the 999 Monocoin trophy!
That about covers everything to do with School Mode without spoiling too much! I figured, a thread to discuss the ending of School Mode (after you finish all tasks) would be nice, as well as the fact we can help each other out if we get stuck! Again, I hadn't seen a post for this mode?? So I decided to make my first post a really..really formal one aha;; but yes!! Talk about School Mode!!