FAQ/Walkthrough for Samurai Pizza Cats, for NES
Copyright HunterOfn00bs September 15th, 2001


Table of contents
1 Introduction
2.Disclaimer
3.FAQ
4.Secrets/Hints/Tips/Assorted Things
5.Walkthrough
6.Mini Review
7.Special Thanks
8.Character Guide/Boss FAQ
9.A little info about me
10. Closing Statement

Part 1: Introduction
Hiya all! This is my first attempt at a FAQ, so bear
with me if it sucks....
Now this FAQ could be more in depth, featuring things
like the storyline, and dialouge from the game, but
since the copy I own is a japanese rom, your SOL if
youre lookin for that sort of stuff....Sorry. I will try
to add to this FAQ as much as possible, and make it
the best FAQ out there for all you samurai pizza cats
lovers! Now, to the rest of my FAQ. I hope you enjoy
it!


Part 2: Disclaimer
This FAQ is copyrighted by HunterOfn00bs(Brett Light)
On September 15th, 2001. This FAQ may not be used on
any websites besides GameFAQs.com without my
permission. All violators of the before statement are
punishable by law, and will be. Please I don't mean to
sound like a jerk, but ask me before you use this.
Also, all characters, info and other things about this
game are copyrighted by RPGE INC., 1988.


Part 3: FAQ
Here I will answer some frequently asked questions
about this game, if I should add more stuff to it,
just tell me, and I'll add them when I have time.
Thanks!

Q: What do all the bars on the screen mean?
A: The hearts are your health, the little meter with
the solid red bar is your ninpo meter, and the big bar
with lots of little lines is your helper meter.

Q: Ninpo? WTF?
A: Ninpo is the special attacks powers of each of the
cats. Every character has three different ninpo
attacks, and they can be used by pressing UP+A. They
can only be used though until the ninpo meter runs
out.
Q: AHHHHHHH! My ninpo is gone and I'm almost to a
boss! What do I do?!?!?
A: Don't panic, you can find ninpo refill items laying
around in some levels, and you can sometimes get them
by killing these freaky white and green flying
thingies that drop items. You can also find health and
helper refill items in the same ways.

Q: Why can I only use one of my three ninpo attacks?
A: Because you have not fond the ninpo powerups yet.
There funny little items with a japanese mark on them,
you can't miss them. When you pick one up, it will
upgrade your ninpo power to the next attack. Sorry,
but you can only use one of the three attacks at one
time.

Q: What are helpers, and what do they do?
A: There supporting characters in the game with
special abilities that, well, HELP. You can access
them by pressing start at any time and selecting one.
They can punch through rocks, swim super fast, drill
through things, and even fly! They also have there
very own separate ninpo attacks, but there only able
to be used until the helper meter runs out, which it
can also be refilled by finding helper refill items,
which I have already explained how to find them.

Q: Which character is really the best?
A: Well, that's all a matter of opinion. Even though
you can have a favorite cat if you want, all the cats
are useful in different situations, and it's up to you
to choose which one does which thing at what time.

Well, that's all the questions I could think up at the
moment. Remember to tell me if you think of any more
for me to add! Now onto the next section....


Part 4: Secrets/Hints/Tips/Assorted Things
Ok, here I will try to post you some tips and secrets
to help you beat this game easily. These aren't codes,
and I don't know of any Game Genie codes, so please
don't ask me about them. Sorry. If you think of any
other tips, remember to tell me!!! Well then, here we
go!

Secrets:
1.There are many secret areas in this game. Go find
them, they carry some extremely good items in them!
2. If you use your most powerful ninpo attacks on a
boss, it doesn't matter where you stand, it will
always hit them, even if it doesn't look like it.

Hints:
1.Remember those secret areas I talked about? Well,
almost every secret area is only accessible by using
your helper abilities, so remember to keep your helper
meter filled at all times!

Tips:
1.Only one tip for this section, but it's a good one.
All items on screen will regenerate if you go off the
screen the item was on, and then go back onto it. It
also means those freaky looking item dropping bird
thingies will regenerate as well. 

That's all for this section of the FAQ! I hope it was
useful, but onto the next section!


Section 5: Walkthrough

Here's the part we have all been waiting for, the
walkthrough!!! This is where I will tell you all the
best things to do to beat each stage, and become a
Samurai Pizza Cats Champion! I'll tell you the best
characters to use, the best ninpo attacks, and I'll
rate the difficulty of each level on a scale of 1-5,
one being easiest, 2 being easy, 3 being medium, 4
being hard, and 5 being insane. Now the recommended
character part is hard, because I don't know there
names.....*Anime Style Sweatdrops* So I'm going by
looks...I think I can find there names, and if I do,
I'll add them....

Bout 1: The aliens attack
Difficulty: 1 (Easiest)
Recommended Character: White Pizza Cat
Ok then, this level is easy, with a capital E. It's
like the first level in most video games, built to
teach you the basics of the game. Use the white pizza
cat, because he is the basic character for the game,
while the other two regular cats are more complicated
to use, fight through til the end, and watch out for
the exploding enemies. Make sure to power up your
ninpo all the way, and near the end of the level, you
will be in a section with a heart item in it, and
there's a rock blocking your progress. Just change to
the pizza cat helper the wearing red and blue, and
looks kinda chunky (He's really big) And then have him
punch the rocks out of the way. Now to make him do
this, you must stand right next to the rock, then hit
the arrow button the facing towards the rock and the
punch button at the same time. After that change back
to the white cat, and proceed to the end, making sure
ninpo is fully charged with the meter filled up.
Boss: See boss FAQ, Section 8

Bout 2: *Doesn't know levels name*....*Sweatdrops*
Difficulty: 2 (Easy)
Recommended Character: Blue Pizza Cat
This is an easy level to, but then again, all the
levels in this game have a relatively small difficulty
level. Make your way to the end, and make sure your
ninpo meters are filled up, and fully charged. About a
little through the level, you will see some water.
Change into the water helper cat, and swim down into
this secret area. It's better to go this way, you can
pick up a full healing item, and skip over the hardest
parts of the normal level. Make sure your fully
charged for this boss battle, it's difficult if you're
a new player...
Boss: Once again, check Boss FAQ, Section 8

Bout 3: It looks like a spaceship of some kind or
something......
Difficulty: 3 (Medium)
Recommended Character: White Pizza Cat
This is a good level to test your skills and reflexes
you have learned so far. Watch out for spikes though,
they kill...literally. Towards the end, make sure your
fully charged, because this next boss is harder than
anything else you've faced so far. To get to the end
of the level, you have to use the flying helper, so
make sure the helper meter is completely filled up, or
you won't make it, even though falling off a cliff
doesn't kill you. Remember to watch out for the boss,
he's pretty hard.
Boss: BOSS FAQ!!!! Quit looking here....

Bout 4: It looks like a garden of some kind.....
Difficulty: 4(Hard)
Recommended Character: Pink Pizza Cat
This level is quite a shock for those of you who found
this game easy up to this point...Make sure you get
fully charged on your ninpo very quickly, because the
pink cat's strongest ninpo is really powerful. There's
a few sections that you need the rock punching cat
for, but don't use up your helpers to much. Watch out
for the spinning tornado looking enemies, they hurt a
lot, and take three hits to beat, so don't get
ambushed by more than one of them, it means trouble.
Boss: STOP LOOKING HERE!!!!! Go to Boss FAQ.....

Bout 5: Funny Rat Guy's Lair
Difficulty: 5! (Insane)
Recommended Character: Pink Pizza Cat
If the last level was easy for you, welcome to reality
punk. This level truly deserves to be called insane,
so this is the last bout I'm going to write in this
FAQ for a while, I need time to recover....Get fully
charged really quick, and at the part where you have
to drill, then punch through a rock, make sure to only
drill a little bit, and save a few blocks standing
there, so the rock punching guy has somewhere to stand
while punching the rock. Try as hard as you can to
keep from getting ambushed by the green bug enemies
and by the jumping enemies and other things, and make
sure to stay at full health, at all times. You'll see
why when you get to the boss, he was the only boss in
the whole game that managed to actually kill me, so be
careful.
Boss: I swear to god, quit reading this or I'll hurt
you!

Bout 6: Haunted looking woods thing
Difficulty: 4 (Hard)
Recommended Character: Pink Pizza Cat
What's new to talk about? Get fully charged quickly,
as you will be ambushed often in this level, and I
mean VERY often, like 5 or 6 enemies at one time
coming at you from two different directions about
every other screen. Keep your health as full as
possible, and make sure to keep your helpers ready if
you need some assistance. This level can be difficult,
but it's nothing compared to bout 5, and I mean
nothing...
Boss: I said I would hurt you! *Hits with a ball bat*

Bout 7: Final Bout
Difficulty: 4 (Hard)
Recommended Character: Blue Pizza Cat, or Pink
Ok, this game is just screwy. The fifth bout is much
more difficult than the final bout is, and the final
boss is absolutely nothing compared to the 5th one.
Make sure to become fully charged ASAP!!! Keep your
health filled up as much as you can, and try to make
sure your helpers don't run out or get busted up, it
will make this level much easier. Watch out for the
final boss, he's not nearly as hard as the 5th boss,
but he's just plain EVIL......
Boss: *Continues beating reader with bat*

There we go! You have managed to beat Samurai Pizza
Cats! Congratulations!!!! I have found that this game
doesn't have much replay value at all, even though you
can play it again if you like! Remember my tips and
help, and live long and prosper!!! I hope my FAQ was
helpful, thanks for reading! But now, to the next
section....


Part 6: Mini Review
Well, here I shall write a mini, or unofficial review
for Samurai Pizza Cats! I know some of our opinions
will be different about this game, but I think my
opinion is what matters at the moment, because you
know, this is MY FAQ....Well here we go!

Gameplay: 9/10
This game has some of the most original gameplay ideas
that the action genre has ever seen, and it was one of
the first games to introduce team based gameplay, and
it did a really good job of it. But there are a few
glitches that could be worked out.

Story: 7/10
I really think that this game does have a really
spiffy story, but really I'm just guessing on this
one, because my copy of the game is a japanese rom, so
I can't read most of the text, which kinda sucks. But
the way the bosses and levels are leads me to believe
that this game has a very diverse storyline, full of a
few twists and turns. If I could actually READ the
text, this would have got a higher rating.

Control: 8/10
This game does a really good job of this, with really
tight control. The attacks are all easy to execute,
and jumping and moving and turning aren't hard to do.
There's only one thing keeping this score from being
perfect, and that's that sometimes your character will
dash unexpectedly, and uncontrollably, and sometimes
making you run off of edges and stuff without being
able to stop your character before it's to late.

Graphics: 8/10
The graphics are real basic for a late 1980's NES
game, but they get the job done just fine. The levels,
characters, and enemies are all very nice looking,
with lots of attention to detail, and all the attacks
are very well animated. The only bad point on graphics
is that they can get kind of grainy and choppy at
times. This game does have awseome cinema scenes at
the end of each level, which further enhance the game.

Sound: 10/10!!!
This game has some seriously groovin anime tunes, and
the sound effects are great. They do a good job of
enhancing the gameplay, while not becoming annoying or
distracting to the gamer, which is all anybody wants
in game music.

Difficulty: 6/10
The only weak point this game has is it's difficulty.
Most levels are really easy, and all the levels are
easy if you know what your doing, but this game is
hard to get good at, because of the extremely steep
learning curve. I say this because lets say your
fighting through bout 3, where the enemies are stupid,
you aren't ambushed, and the boss is to easy. But then
you go to bout 4, and there only one item laying
around, you have to balance your helpers, your
ambushed by 5 to 6 enemies at a time, and the boss
will kill unexperienced players once or twice before
they finally beat him. So the difficulty is the only
real faulty point of this game.

Replay Value: 7/10
Another slightly weak point in this game is that there
is no real replay value. There's not any secret levels
or characters to unlock, and the storyline doesn't
change at all the second time around, plus during your
second time playing there's no fun in it because you
don't have to figure things out like you did the first
time around, and that really takes something out of
the game. 

Style: 9/10
This game is very innovative, with it's team based
gameplay, exciting action, and groovin tunes. It also
had cinemas, which were rare for games back then. The
music and level design, not to mention the characters
and enemies, all do a good job of enhancing the game,
and adding to the atmosphere of the situation
represented in the storyline. This is a very stylish
game, and I like it for that.

Overall: 9/10
This is an interesting game, and even though it can be
a little tough on new gamers, it's worth taking a look
at, especially if you can find an english cartridge or
rom. If you were ever a fan of the SPC, I suggest you
go out and buy this game immediately, if you don't
already own it. All fans, and even casual gamers, will
not be dissapointed. Trust me.

That's all for the review! I think I may post it
seperately on GameFAQs sometime soon, so stay tuned!
Now to the next section....


Part 7: Special Thanks!
Hey, if you help me with this FAQ, or with anything, I
will thank you here! If I post your name here, you
really deserve some kind of thank you, because you
helped me a lot.

I would like to thank god for letting me live through
the first 13 years of my life in relative
peacefulness, and for giving me my FAQ writing
abilities! I would also like to ask him to bless the
lives of all of the innocent people who were injured
or killed in the world trade center and pentagon
bombings, and to make americas retaliation swift and
accurate.

I would like to thank my family for letting me use the
PC as much as I do without much complaint, and for not
picking on me much because I like to use the PC.

I would like to thank CjayC for creating GameFAQs.
com, because until I found GameFAQs I thought there
was no place on earth where I could discuss games with
other gamers, other people like me, which is a releif
to me.

I would like to thank all my friends for everything
they have other done for me, and all the help they
will hopefully have to give to my stupid self in the
future.

I would like to thank RPGE INC. For making this video
game, you guys did a great job!

I would like to thank whoever wrote the Samurai Pizza
Cats anime, I'm sorry I don't know your name, but
thanks for making this great thing known as SPC!

And finally, last but not least, I would like to thank
my idols and greatest inspirations, Nobou Umeatesu and
Akira Torimiyra. Nobou, keep up your good music
writing work, I wanna see some good tunes in FFX! And
Akira, thank you for creating DBZ and other animes,
and being an inspiration to all anime lovers
everywhere!!!

That's all for my special thanks section! If I missed
you, and you deserve to be in there, please tell me!
Now to the next section....


Part 8: Character Guide/Boss FAQ
Well, this is self explanatory! I'll describe the
different characters, and then do the boss FAQ!!!!

Characters:

White Pizza Cat:
Looks: 7/10
Attacks: 8/10
Ninpo: 8/10
Speed: 7/10
Overall: 8/10
What can I say? He's the average character in this
game. He has good speed, attacks, and specials, but
nothing to astounding. He's a good character to use
while getting used to the game.

Blue Pizza Cat:
Looks: 9/10
Attacks: 8/10
Ninpo: 9/10
Speed: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
He's the real speed demon character in this game, but
his attacks aren't to strong. He has great specials,
but you need to know how to use them effectively for
them to be useful.

Pink Pizza Cat:
Looks:9/10
Attacks:9/10
Ninpo:10/10
Speed:9/10
Overall: 10/10
She's the very best character in the game. She's not
quite as fast as the blue cat, but she has the best
attacks and the games most devastating ninpo attacks. 

Now to the boss FAQ!

Boss one: Penguin Alien thingy
Difficulty:1
At the beginning of the fight, just use your strongest
ninpo attack twice, then jump up and hit him in the
chest a couple of times, and he's done.

Boss Two: FLYING FISH THING!!! AHHHHHHH!
Difficulty:2
Well, use your best ninpo attacks twice at the
beginning, and then hit it when it comes into range to
knock it away from you. It's an easy battle.

Boss Three: FLYING PIG!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!
Difficulty:2
Ok, just remember that you should always use your
strongest ninpo attack twice at the start of EVERY
boss battle, because I'll have to type a lot less.
Remember to dispose of the little pigs quickly, as
there a big annoyance.

Boss Four: Funny Hopping Old Guy
Difficulty: 4
I hope you remember what I said, because I'm not
saying it again. Hit him whenever he comes down
towards the ground, and stay out of the way of the
falling things.

Boss Five: Old Rat Guy
Difficulty: Off the charts
Lots and lots of ninpo in this battle. Try to dodge
all of his projectile attacks, and remember that you
can only hurt him by hitting him in the head.

Boss Six: I dunno what this thing is.....
Difficulty: 4
He isn't to hard. Just use your ninpo, and then dodge
attacks and hit him a couple of times after dodging.
He'll go down soon enough.

Boss Seven: Final Boss
Difficulty: 4
Use your ninpo, and stay healed. Make sure to dodge as
many attacks as possible, and hit him whenever you
can. It can become difficult if  you have low health.

That's all for the Character Guide/Boss FAQ! On to the
next section...


Part 9: A little info about me
Here's what you have all been waiting for, info about
me! I am 13 years old, and I live in cincinnati ohio.
My favorite color is blue, my favorite food is pizza,
and my favorite TV show is DBZ. I enjoy cake, parties
and loud music, preferably Blink 182. I found GameFAQs
in April of 2001. I was formerly the user Kill the
Government, until he was banned, and I made this
username. That's all you need to know about me!
Next section please.....

Part 10: Closing Statement
This is my final statement of this FAQ on Samurai
Pizza Cats. If you have any questions on this game, or
any info that I may have missed, you can tell me by
contacting me at my email address, which is....

guy_in_america2001@yahoo.com

Thanks for any information or feedback you send me!
Also, all DBZ fans visit my website at.....

www.geocities.com/guy_in_america2001/KTG.html

Thanks for any feedback on my website as well!

And, may I say........THAT'S ALL FOLKS!
Thanks for reading. Signing off....
                          ~HunterOfn00bs~
         :Official newbie hunter of GameFAQs.com: