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                            BUSHIDO BLADE - FAQ v1.0

                            By ZyXx (jockej@kuai.se)
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    Welcome to my Bushido Blade FAQ. It's a great game so I decided to write
  this FAQ. It's far from complete so any help from all you Bushido Blade fans
  are appreciated. E-Mail me at (jockej@kuai.se) and check out my homepage for
                        the latest version of this FAQ.

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                                  WEAPON CHART
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          +-------------+-------+-------+-------+-------------------+
          |   Weapon    | Range | Speed | Power | Best Character(s) |
          +-------------+-------+-------+-------+-------------------+
          | Katana      |   3   |   3   |   3   | Kokuren, Utsusemi |
          | Rapier      |   1   |   5   |   1   | Kokuren           |
          | Naginata    |   5   |   1   |   3   | Mikado            |
          | Hammer      |   2   |   1   |   5   | Tatsumi, Kanuki   |
          | Nodachi     |   4   |   2   |   3   | Mikado, Utsusemi  |
          | Long Sword  |   2   |   4   |   2   | Hotarubi          |
          | Saber       |   1   |   5   |   1   | Hotarubi, Tatsumi |
          | Broad Sword |   2   |   1   |   5   | Kanuki            |
          +-------------+-------+-------+-------+-------------------+

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                                  ABRIVIATIONS
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     u - Up          H - High Attack (Triangle)     "-"  - Then..
     d - Down        M - Mid Attack (Circle)        ","  - Pause and Then..
     f - Forward     L - Low Attack (X)             "+"  - And..
     b - Back        G - Guard (Square)             "/"  - Or..

                      ( )  - Comments     [ ]  - Requirements

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                                 GENERAL MOVES
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  WHILE STANDING
   f             - Step Forward
   b             - Step Backward
   u             - Sidestep Left
   d             - Sidestep Right
   f-f           - Dash Forward
   b-b           - Dash Backward
   u-u           - Diagonal Sidestep Left
   d-d           - Diagonal Sidestep Right
   f-f-f         - Double Dash Forward [High Stance]
   b-b-b         - Double Dash Backward [All Stances]
   D             - Defend
   H             - High Attack
   M             - Mid Attack
   L             - Low Attack
   b-f+L         - Jumping Impale
   R1            - Raise Stance
   R2            - Lower Stance
   R2            - Dodge Move [When weapon is hit]
   direction+L1  - Run
   direction+R1  - Climb
   f+R2          - Crouch Step
   f+R2          - Pick Up thrown Sub-Weapon

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   R1            - Jump
   R1,H/M/L      - Jump Slash (Change Stance)
   M             - Throw Sub-Weapon
   R2            - Throw Dirt
 
  WHILE RUNNING (direction+L1)
   H             - Running Slice
   M             - Running Slash (Stop Running)
   L             - Running Spin Slash (Stop Running)

  WHILE ON YOUR KNEE
   f/b/u/d       - Move
   H             - Raise Slash
   M             - Mid Slice
   L             - Low Slice
   G             - Guard
   f+R2          - Throw Dirt
   f+M           - Throw Sub-Weapon
   f+M,H         - Throw Sub-Weapon, Falling Strike
   f-f+H         - High Strike
   R2            - Lay Down (->Face Up)
   Select        - Surrender

  WHILE LAYING DOWN FACE UP
   u/d           - Side Roll
   f/b           - Get Up on your Knee
   b+M           - Get Up Strike [While Face Up]
   H             - Low Slash
   M             - Low Slice
   L             - Falling Slash (->Face Down)

  WHILE LAYING DOWN FACE DOWN
   u/d           - Roll Over
   f/b           - Crawl Forward and get up on your Knee

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                                  KATANA MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   H,M          - Down Slice, Advancing Backhand Swing
   M-H          - Dropping Mid Swing, High Slice
   L-H          - Spinning Low Swing, Jumping Down Slice
   u+M          - Left Side Stepping Swing (Stance -> Medium)
   d+M          - Right Side Stepping Swing (Stance -> Medium)
   b+H,H        - Retreating Block, Advancing Down Slice
   b+M          - Retreating Mid Swing
   f-f+M        - Advancing Ground Stab
   f-f+L        - Advancing Low Swing
   b-f+M        - Advancing Slice
   ------------
   f-f+H-H,M    - Multiple Down Swings         [Kokuren]
   f-f+M        - Advancing Mid Swing          [Kokuren]
   f-f+L        - Advancing Spinning Low Swing [Kokuren]
   f-f+H        - Upward Swing                 [Utsusemi]
   b-f+H        - Full Swing                   [Utsusemi]

  MEDIUM STANCE
   H-M-H        - Down Slice, Mid Swing, Advancing Down Slice
   H-M-M        - Down Slice, Mid Swing, Rising Mid Swing
   M-M          - Double Swing
   M-M,f+M      - Triple Swing
   u+M          - Left Side Stepping Swing
   d+M          - Right Side Stepping Swing
   b+H,H        - Retreating Block, Down Slice
   b+M          - Retreating Mid Swing
   f-f+H        - Advancing Down Slice
   f-f+M        - Advancing Power Thrust
   f-f+L        - Advancing Swing
   b-f+H        - Advaning High Slice
   b-f+M,H      - Sword Swat, High Slice
   b-f+M,M      - Sword Swat, Thrust

  LOW STANCE
   H-L          - Down Slice, Low Swing
   M-M          - Advancing Double Swing
   L-M          - Rising Slice, Charging Thrust
   b+L          - Retreating Spin Swing
   f-f+L        - Upward Stab
   b-f+H        - Advancing Swing
   b-f+M        - Advancing Up Slice
   ------------
   f-f+L        - Turnaround Thrust         [Utsusemi]
   b-f+M,M(x4)  - Windup Swing, Swing Combo [Utsusemi]

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   L            - Low Swing
   L,H          - Low Swing,Down Slice [Kokuren, Utsusemi]
   H            - Springing Swing      [Mikado, Kokuren, Utsusemi]
   R1,L         - Jumping Upward Slice [Hotarubi, Kokuren, Utsusemi]

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                                  RAPIER MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   H-M           - Slice and Thrust
   M-M           - Double Stab
   u+M           - Left Dodging Stab
   d+M           - Right Dodging Stab
   b+H           - Retreating High Poke
   b+L           - Dramatic Sweep
   f-f+H         - Advancing Slice
   f-f+M         - Advancing Thrust
   b-f+H         - Diving Upslice
   ------------- -
   f-f+H         - Turning Stab [Kokuren]
   b-f+M         - Lunging Thrust [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado, Kokuren]

  MEDIUM STANCE
   H-L,H,M-M     - Flurry of Blows
   u+H           - Left Dodging High Stab
   d+H           - Right Dodging High Stab
   b+M           - Retreating Slash
   f-f+H         - Advancing High Stab
   f-f+M         - Advancing Thrust
   b-f+M         - Lunging Upward Thrust
   ------------- -
   b-f+H         - Lunging High Thrust [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado, Kokuren]
   b-f+M         - Spearing Thrust [Kokuren]

  LOW STANCE
   H-H           - Advancing Double High Stabs
   L-M           - Low & Spinning Stabs
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   b+M           - Spinning Slash
   b+L           - Ducking Low Slash
   f-f+H         - Advancing High Stab
   f-f+M         - High Stab
   f-f+L         - Lunging Low Slash
   b-f+H         - Spinning High Thrust
   b-f+M         - Lunging Stab
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   M-M-M         - Double Lightning Sword Attack [Kokuren]
   f-f+H-M-L,M-M - Advancing Stab Combo [Kokuren]

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   L             - Upward Slice [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado, Kokuren]
   R1,L          - Jumping Upward Slice [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado, Kokuren]

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                                 NAGINATA MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   H-H,H         - Double Chop & Slice
   M,M           - Double Slash
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   f+L           - Ducking Low Slash
   b+H           - Retreating Slice
   f-f+H         - ?
   f-f+M         - Advancing Slash
   b-f+H         - Running Upslice
   b-f+M         - Running Slash
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   H-H,M         - ? [Mikado]

  MEDIUM STANCE
   H-M           - Slash and Shake
   M,L           - Medium & Low Slash
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash   
   f+M           - Jab
   f+L           - ?
   b+M           - Retreating Jab
   f-f+M         - Ducking Head Swipe
   b-f+H         - ? 
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   f+M-M-M       - ? [Mikado]
   f-f+T         - ? [Tatsumi]
   f-f+T         - ? [Mikado]
   b-f+M         - ? [Mikado]
   b,f+H-L,R1-L  - ? [Mikado]

  LOW STANCE
   H,L           - Hi-Lo Slash
   M,M           - Slash & Stab
   L,M           - Low Slash & Strike
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   f+L           - Low Stepping Strike
   b+M           - Spinning Strike
   b+L           - Retreating Low Jab
   b-f+H,M,L     - Triple Jabs
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   b,f+M         - ? [Utsusemi]
   b,f+M         - ? [Mikado]
   b,f+H-M-L-M   - ? [Mikado]

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                                  HAMMER MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   H-H,H,H       - Hammer Flurry
   u+M           - Left Dodging Swing
   d+M           - Right Dodging Swing
   b+H           - Smash and Retreat
   f-f+H         - Advancing Smash
   f-f+M         - Advancing Swing
   f-f+L         - ?
   b-f+H         - Leaping Smash
   b-f+M         - Lunging Backswing
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   f-f+L         - Twirling Upswing [Hotarubi, Tatsumi fall?]
   f-f+H         - ? [Tatsumi]

  MEDIUM STANCE
   H-H           - Double Smash
   M-H-M         - Swing, Smash, Swing
   u+M           - Left Dodging Swing
   d+M           - Right Dodging Swing
   b+M           - Retreating Backswing
   f-f+H         - Advancing Smash
   f-f+M         - Advancing Swing
   b-f+H         - Mauling Smash
   b-f+M         - Spinning Swing

  LOW STANCE
   H-H           - Double Smash
   L-H           - Low Swing & Smash
   u+M           - Left Dodging Hammerspin
   d+M           - Right Dodging Hammerspin
   b+L           - Retreating Low Backswing
   b-f+M         - ?
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   b-f+M         - ? [Tatsumi]
   b-f+M-H       - ? [Kanuki]
   M-M,M,M       - ? [Kanuki]

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   H             - ? [Tatsumi]
   H             - ? [Kanuki]
   L             - Low Sweep [Utsusemi, Kanuki]

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                                 NODACHI MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   H-H,f+H       - Slices & Jumping Slice
   H-L           - Slice & Upslice
   M-M           - Double Slash
   L-H           - Low Slash & Slice
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash   
   f+L           - ?
   b+H           - Retreating Slice
   b-f+H         - Lunging Slash
   b-f+M         - Slash & Spin
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   f-f+H         - ? [Mikado, Utsusemi]

  MEDIUM STANCE
   M-M,f+H       - Double Slash & Overslice
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   f+L           - Low Slice
   b+M           - Retreating Slash
   f-f+M         - High Slash
   b-f+H         - Lunging High Blow
   b-f+M,M       - Sword Flick & Slash
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   b-f+M,M       - ? [Mikado, Utsusemi]

  LOW STANCE
   H-L           - Slice & Low Slash
   M-M           - Double Slashes
   L-H           - Upslice & Downslice
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   f+L           - Low Slash
   b+L           - Retreating Slash
   f-f+M         - Advancing Slash
   f-f+L         - ?
   b-f+H         - Lunging Slice
   b-f+M         - Winding Slash
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   L-L           - ? [Mikado]
   b-f+M         - ? [Utsusemi]
   b-f+H,H,H,H   - ? [Utsusemi]

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   H             - ? [Mikado, Utsusemi]

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                                LONG SWORD MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   H-L           - Slice & Low Slash
   M-M           - Double Slash
   u+H           - Left Dodging Slice
   d+H           - Right Dodging Slice
   b+H           - Retreating Slice
   b-f+H         - Spinning Slice
   b-f+M         - Spinning Slash

  MID STANCE
   H-L           - Hi-Lo Slice
   M-M           - ? Double Slashes
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   f+M           - Lunging Thrust
   b+M           - Retreating Slash
   b-f+H         - Lunging High Blow
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   f+H           - ? [Hotarubi]
   f-f+L         - ? [Hotarubi]
   b-f+M         - ? [Hotarubi]

  LOW STANCE
   H-M           - High Slice & Blow
   L-H,H         - Up & Down Slice, High Blow
   u+M           - Left Dodging Spin Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Spin Slash
   b+M           - Upslice
   b+L           - Retreating Upslice
   f-f+M         - Spinning Thrust
   b-f+H         - Impale
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   f-f+L         - ? [Kokuren]

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   R1,L           - ? [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado]

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                                  SABER MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   H-M           - Slice & Slash
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   b+H           - Retreating Slice
   f-f+H         - Advancing Slice
   f-f+L         - Sweep
   b-f+H         - Springing Slice
   b-f+M         - Thrust
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   H-M-M         - Slice & Slashes [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado]
   M-M-H         - Slash & Slice [Hotarubi, Tatsumi]
   f-f-f+M       - Roll Forward & Slash [Hotarubi, Mikado]
   b-f+M-M-M-M-M - ? [Tatsumi, Kokuren]

  MID STANCE
   M-M,H         - Double Slash & Slice
   L-H,M         - Low & Spinning Slashes
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   b+M           - Retreating Slash
   f-f+M         - Lunging Thrust
   b-f+M         - Springing Slash
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   M-M-H,L       - ? [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado, Kokuren]

  LOW STANCE
   H-H           - Slice & Spin Slice
   u+M           - Left Dodging Slash
   d+M           - Right Dodging Slash
   f+L           - ?
   b+M           - Rearing Thrust
   b+L           - Retreating Slashes
   f-f+H         - Advancing Slice
   f-f+M         - Advancing Slash
   f-f+L         - Advancing Sweep
   b-f+H         - Spinning Slice
   b-f+M         - Lunging Thrust
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   M-L           - Slash, Rolling Slice [Hotarubi]
   L-H           - ? [Tatsumi, Kokuren]

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   L             - Jumping Upslice [Hotarubi, Tatsumi, Mikado, Kokuren]

  ANY STANCE
   f-f           - Roll Forward [Hotarubi, Mikado]
   b-b           - Backflip [Hotarubi, Mikado]
   u-u/d-d       - Cartwheel [Hotarubi]

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                               BROAD SWORD MOVES
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  HIGH STANCE
   M-M           - ?
   L-L           - ?
   u+M           - ?
   d+M           - ?
   b+H           - ?
   f-f+H         - ?
   f-f+M         - ?
   f-f+L         - ?
   b-f+H         - ?
   b-f+M         - ?
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   H-H,H         - ? [Kanuki] 
   f-f+H         - ? [Kanuki]
   f-f+L         - ? [Kanuki] 
   b-f+H         - ? [Kanuki]
   b-f+H         - ? [Mikado] 

  MEDIUM STANCE
   M-M           - ?
   u+M           - ?
   d+M           - ?
   b+M           - ?
   f-f+H         - ?
   f-f+M         - ?
   f-f+L         - ?
   b-f+M         - ?
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   f-f+L         - ? [Kanuki]

  LOW STANCE
   H-H           - ?
   u+M           - ?
   d+M           - ?
   b+M           - ?
   b+L           - ?
   f-f+M         - ?
   b-f+H         - ?
   b-f+M         - ?
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   M-M,H         - ? [Kanuki]
   L-H,M         - ? [Kokuren]

  DURING CROUCH STEP (f+R2)
   H             - ? [Kokuren, Kanuki]
   L             - ? [Kokuren, Kanuki]
 
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                                    SECRETS
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  Second Endings
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  - Get the first ending for a charcter
  - Play Story Mode with that charcter and run to the hole that leads down to
    the sewer. Don't Kill the first character you meet.
  - When you get there, injure your opponent's leg and jump into the hole
  - Beat the next five opponents honorably and by not getting a single hit
    The second ending for that character should now be played.

  Enable "Man with Gun"
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  - Beat all 100 opponents in "Chambara Mode"
  - He should now be available in Versus Mode in the spot next to Kanuki.

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                                    CREDITS
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  * Dr. Blasphemy (drblasfemy@aol.com) for his Katana FAQ
  * RuGal (ranmas@netcom.com) for info from his Bushido Blade FAQ
  * mikelee (mikelee@icomsim.com) for info from his Bushido Blade FAQ


  If you have any additions, corrections or anything else, e-mail me!!!
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  E-Mail: jockej@kuai.se
     WWW: www.kuai.se/~jockej