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    Version: 1.1 | Updated: 04/04/98 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    			Bushido blade 2 faq v1.1 
    		By John Cavallaro - Deathpoet1@erols.com
    			
    
    This is the the first faq I've ever written.To veiw this at it's best 
                   word wrap and maximize the window.
    
    
    What's New:
    Fixed some minor mistakes
    Fixed secrets section
    Added support characters and stances to Character moves and more
    Added better explanation to defense
    Added throw section
    Added more moves
    Added strategies section
    Added weapon attributes to weapon moves
    
    Contents
    
    1.   Menu
    2.   Story mode
    3.   General moves
    4.   Weapon moves
    5.   Characters
    6.   Character Moves and more
    7.   Defense
    8.   Throws  
    9.   Injuries
    10.  Strategies
    11.  Secrets
    12.  Comments and credits
    
    
    
    
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    1.Menu
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      1.Story Mode
      2.Fight all the characters you have gotten
      3.Practice
    	a.against a ninja were you control his stance
    	b.against a computer controlled regular character
      4.2 player v.s
      5.Tournament mode             
      6.Link mode
      7.Chambara mode(To get Chambara mode you have to get all the support  
        characters from story mode)
      8.option
    	a.Color
    	b.Difficulty
    	c.Music
    	d.Memory Card
    		1.Load
    		2.Save
    		3.Exit
    	e.Key Configuration
    	d.Exit options
    
     pause menu
    	1.continue
    	2.restart from character select screen
    	3.quit to main menu
    
     note: some modes let you select first person mode or regular camera mode
     select it by highlighting either the left or right box besides the mode.
     The box with two people shown is regular camera the box with on person 
     shown is first per son mode.
    
    
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    2. Story Mode
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    In story mode You have to pick a character from either the Meikyo
    school(left side) or the Shainto(right side). Once you pick from one of the
    characters you'll have to fight through several stages of ninjas and 
    characters from the other school.  Along the way you be able too play as
    other characters.  If you get through their levels without them dying you 
    can select them from the character menu in any game mode even story mode. 
    At the end of each Story you'll have to fight the head boss from your 
    opposing school.   See strategies for help on the bosses.
    
    
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    3.General moves
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    B=back T=towards D=down U=up
    
    Throw                  		B+x (close to opponent)
    Escape throw                    tap the o button
    normal hit			o
    reverse hit			x
    block normal hit		x
    block reverse hit		o
    Back up quick                   B,B
    Move forward quickly            T,T
    Duck                            R2
    Jump                            R1 & R2
    Jump then attack		R1 & R2,o or x
    Throw weapon                    R2 & o 
    Throw dirt or water             R2 & x
    Pick up weapon (even enemies)   R2
    Jump on downed enemy            R1
    Climb				R1
    Climb and hit low		R1,x
    Climb and hit mid		R1,o
    Move down quickly               tap D,D
    Move up quickly                 tap U,U 
    Run                             L1
    Change Stance                   Square
    Surrender                       Select
    
    While on ground
    -roll up			U
    -roll down			D
    -get up forward			T
    -get up forward attack		T+x or T+o
    -get up backing up		B		
    -get up backing up attack	B+x or B+o
    
    
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    4.Weapon moves
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    Note: Some characters have different stances than others
    
    KEY
    B=back T=towards D=down U=up
    
    overhead is an attack that comes down from above
    upper is an attack that comes from below and goes up
    head is an attack that hits at head level
    leg is an attack that hits the feet
    body is an attack that hits the body
    o,x means press o then release it and press x
    R2+T means press bothe R2 and toward at the same time
    
    These are the weapons from left to right:
    
    1.Naginata (only usable by Meikyo School)---------------------------------
    range: long
    speed: slow
    power: medium
    
    
    Front Stance (holding weapon in front of you)
    
    Two leg slash                   x,x
    Dodging body slash              U or D+x
    4 front stabs                   o,o,o,T+o
    3 front satbs move forward fake o,o,o,T
    spin stab                       T,T+o
    overhead slash                  T+o
    Leg slash, overhead             T,T+x,o
    Million spin slash rush         x,T+o,x
    
    
    High stance (Weapon overhead)
    
    2 body spin                     x,o,x
    overhead and two front stabs    o,o,T+o
    overhead and spin fake          o,o,T
    overhead spin overhead          o,T+o
    stomach stab                    T,T+o
    3 spin slashes                  T,T+x
    low slash                       T+x
    powerful overhead               T+o
    dodging leg slash               U or D+x
    
    Behind stance (weapon behind you)
    
    2 body slashes back up slash    x,x,B+x
    2 body back up fake             x,x,B
    Dodging body slash              U or D+x
    2 body move forward slash       x,x,T+x
    2 body move forward fake        x,x,T
    body, overhead                  x,o
    body hit, leg slash             o,x
    body hit, overhead              o,o
    body bang                       T+o
    leg slash                       T+x
    
    While Running
    
    Lunge stab                      x
    overhead                        o
    
    Any stance      
    
    Million spins over head         R2+T,x
    Stab and pull up                R2+T,o
    
    
    
    2.Broad sword----------------------------------------------------------------
    range: long
    speed: slow
    power: strong
    
    High stance (sword overhead)
    
    body, overhead                  x,o
    over, over, lunge		o,o,T+o
    two overhead, then homerun	o,o,x
    overhead, upper slash, overhead o,x,o
    spin slash			T+x
    fast overhead			T+x
    
    Front stance (sword in front)
    
    two head, stab			x,x,T+o
    two head spin fake		x,x,T
    overhead, upper, head		o,x,x
    over, upper, over		o,x,o
    lunging stab			T+o
    leg slash			T+x
    
    Sword behind (sword behind)
    
    2 body, overhead		x,x,o
    fast overhead			T+o
    2 body spin body slash		x,x,T+x
    2 body spin spin fake		x,x,T
    over,upper,over			o,x,o
    
    While running
    
    lunge stab			x
    leg slash lunge			o
    
    Any stance	
    
    stomach stab			R2+T,o
    leg slash combo			R2+T,x,o
    
    
    3.katana---------------------------------------------------------------------
    range: medium
    speed: medium
    power: medium
    
    High stance
    
    2 body shots overhead slash	x,x,o
    over, upper, lower slash	o,x,x
    lunging body slash		T+x
    lunging overhead		T+o
    lunging head tap		T,T+o
    lunging opposite body slash	T,T+x
    
    Front stance (sword in front)
    
    3 mid slashes			x,x,x
    over,body,over			o,x,o
    lunging stab			T,T+o
    lunging leg stab		T,T+x
    hit away slash			T+x
    lunging head tap		T+o	
    
    Side stance (sword by side)
    
    two lower, over			x,x,o
    lower, two over			x,o,o
    lower, over, lower		x,o,x
    fast overhead			o
    down the middle over hand	T+o
    fast lower			T+x
    lunge lower			T,T+x
    
    sheath stance (Sword sheathed)	
    
    quick body			x
    quick over			o
    leg lunge slash, change stance  T+x
    upper slash, change stance	T+o
    lunging upper			T,T+o
    lunging stab			T,T+x
    ducking leg slash		B+x
    *Spin slash			press toward sheath+x
    *Upper slashes			press away sheath+x
    
    *Pressing toward or away from sheath can be either up or down depending on your position.
    
    Note: Running attacks in this stance take longer because the weapon has to be sheathed.
    
    
    Two Sword Stance
    
    two body lunges, over		x,x,o
    upper, lower, lunge stab	o,x,x
    body lunge, 2 uppers		x,o,x
    stab lunge, upper, stab lunge	x,o,o
    
    While running
    
    lunge stab			x
    overhead			o
    
    Any stance
    
    Duck, lunge stab		R2+T,o
    Leg slash combo			R2+T,x,o
    
    
    4.Nodachi--------------------------------------------------------------------
    range: long
    speed: medium
    power: medium
    
    
    High Stance
    
    over, body, over		o,o,x
    body, over			x,o
    over, body, over		o,x,o
    2 over, head lunge		o,o,B+o
    overhead			T+o
    spin slash			T+x
    
    Front stance (sword in front)
    
    2 head, spin lunge		x,x,T+o
    2 head, spin fake		x,x,T
    over, upper, slash		o,x,x
    over, upper, over		o,x,o
    head, upper			x,o
    leg slash			T+x
    lunge stab			T+o
    
    Behind stance (Sword behind)
    
    upper, under, leg lunge		x,o,B+x
    upper, under, back up		x,o,B
    upper, lower, jumping upper	x,o,T+x
    powerful upper			o
    jumping upper			T+x
    lunging overhead		T+o
    
    While running
    
    lunge stab			x
    overhead			o
    
    Any stance			
    
    leg slash combo			R2+T,x,o
    lunge stab			R2+T,o
    
    5.Long Sword-----------------------------------------------------------------
    range: short
    speed: fast
    power: weak
    
    High stance
    
    2 body, over			x,x,o
    body, stab, over		x,o,o
    over, upper, over		o,x,T+o
    over, upper,fake		o,x,T
    over, upper, twisting over	o,x,B+o 
    over, upper, twisting fake	o,x,B
    lunge to body			T+x
    overhead			T+o
    opposite lunge to body		T,T+x
    lunging head tap		T,T+o
    
    Shoulder stance (Sword by shoulders)
    
    2 uppers, over			x,x,T+o
    2 uppers, fake			x,x,T
    2 uppers, lunging over		x,x,B+o
    2 uppers, back up fake		x,x,B
    overhead			o
    lunging upper			T+x
    lunging over			T+o
    
    Side stance (Sword by side)
    
    head, upper, head		x,x,x
    over, upper, lunge		o,x,T+o
    head tap			T+o
    slash away			T+x
    lunge stab			T,T+o
    leg slash			T,T+x
    
    While running
    
    lunge stab			x
    overhead			o
    
    Any stance
    
    leg slash combo			R2+T,x,o
    lunge stab			R2+T,o
    
    
    
    
    
    6.Yari {Only usable by Shainto School)--------------------------------------- 
    
    High stance
    
    body, legs, overhead		x,x,o
    2 head slashes, leg poke, head	o,o,T+o,o
    2 head, body			o,o,B+o
    body, legs, body		o,x,o
    head poke			T+o
    2 swings			T+x
    3 swings			T,T+x
    million pokes			T,T+o
    
    Mid stance (stick pointing straight out)
    
    2 body, head			o,o,T+o
    2 body, fake			o,o,T
    2 body, feet, swing		o,o,B+o
    2 body, back up fake		o,o,B
    3 body slashes			o,o,x
    head, body, head		x,o,o
    3 swings			T,T+x
    Lunge stab			T,T+o
    
    Low stance (stick pointing towards ground)
    
    pokin around			T,T+o
    2 body, head			o,o,B+o
    2 body, head(further)		o,o,T+o
    swing, 2 overhead		x,o,o
    2 legs, body			o,x,o
    leg, body, head			o,o,x
    head, upper slash		T,T+o
    million spinning slashes	x,x,T+x
    2 spins and a fake		x,x,T+o
    
    While running
    
    lunge stab			x
    angled lunge stab		o
    
    Any stance
    
    Swing above head		R2+T,x
    lunge stab and pull up		R2+T,o
    
    
    
    
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    5.Characters
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    This is exactly how the characters appear in the character select screen:
    
     
    Meikyo Characters (left side)
    
    Kannuki		Matsumushi 
    Mikado		Suminagashi
    Tatsumi		Night Stalker
    Utsusuemi	Sazanka
    Hotarubi	machine gun Girl (only in vs mode)
    
    Press of the screen to the left to select the weird Meikyo character
    (only in vs mode)	
    
    Shainto Characters (right side)
    
    Gengoro		Utamaru
    Kaun		Hongou
    Jou		Tony Umeda
    Chihiro		Highwayman	
    Isohachi	Katze (only in vs mode)
    
    Press of the screen to the left to select the weird Shainto character
    (only in vs mode)
    
    
    
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    6.moves and weapons for characters
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    Meikyo School
    
    
    
    Kannuki----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Throws: He can use throws with any weapon
    Second weapon: Iron fan (medium damage)
    
    Support characters
    1. Hotarubi
    2. Matsumushi     
    
    Stances
    -Katana: 	high, front, side	
    -Long Sword: 	high, side, shoulder
    -Nodachi:	high, front, behind
    -Naganati:	high, behind, front
    -Broad sword:	high, front, behind
    
    Mikado-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Throws: She can use throws only with the Naginata
    Second weapon: Throws two knives (weak damage)
    
    Support characters
    1. Suminagashi
    2. Sazanka
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	side, high, two sword
    -Long Sword:	side, high, high
    -Nodachi:	behind, high, front
    -Naganati:	front, high, behind
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
    Special moves:
    
    Naginata-High stance
    -Diving leg slash		B,T+x
    
    Long Sword-any stance
    -rising slash			R2+T,x
    
    Tatsumi----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Abilities:He can use katana two sword stance
    Best weapon: Katana
    Throws: He has no throws
    Second weapon: Sword (Fatal) 
    note: you can't use two sword stance if you throw the second weapon
    
    Support characters:
    1. Night Stalker
    2. Utsusemi
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	high, side, two sword
    -Long Sword:	side, shoulder, high
    -Nodachi:	front, back, high
    -Naganati:	behind, front, high
    -Broad sword:	front, behind, high
    
    special moves:
    
    Any weapon
    -throw weapon and attack	R2+o,o
    
    Katana-mid sword by side and high stances
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -fake, two slashes		T,B+o,x
    -spin combo			B,T+o,o,x,o,x
    -lunge and overhead		R2+T,o
    -rising slash			R2+T,x		
    
    Broad sword-high stance
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -spin combo			B,T+o,x,x,x,x
    
    Nodachi High stance
    -spin combo			B,T+o,x,x,x,x
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -fake, 2 slashes		T,B+o,x
    
    Long Sword-any stance
    -spin combo			B,T+o,o,x,o,x
    -fake, 2 slashes		T,B+o,x
    
    Utsusemi---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Abilities:He can use katana two sword stance
    Best weapon: katana
    Throws: He can only use throws with the katana
    Second weapon: Sword (Fatal) 
    note: you can't use two sword stance if you throw the second weapon
    
    Support characters
    1. none
    2. Tatsumi
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	side, two sword, high
    -Long Sword:	side, shoulder, high
    -Nodachi:	high, front, behind
    -Naganati:	behind, front, high
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
    Special moves:
    
    Katana-mid sword by side and high stances
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -fake, two slashes		T,B+o,x
    -spin combo			B,T+o,o,x,o,x
    
    Katana-two sword stance
    -million stabs			B+x,o
    
    Nodachi-high stance
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -fake, two slashes		T,B+o,x
    -spin combo			B,T+o,o,x,o,x
    
    
    Hotarubi---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Ability: She can use the two sword stance with the long sword
    note: the moves are the same as katana two sword stance 
    Throws: She can only throw using the broad sword
    Best weapon: Broad sword
    Second weapon: Sword (Fatal)
    
    Support characters
    1. Kunnuki
    2. Night Stalker
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, side, high
    -Long Sword:	shoulder, two sword, side
    -Nodachi:	front, behind, high
    -Naganati:	high, back, front
    -Broad sword:	high, front, back
    
    Special moves:
    
    Any weapon
    -throw and attack		R2+o,o
    
    Any sword-while running
    -fast lunge slash		x
    
    Broad sword-high stance
    -rising slash			R2+T,x
    -diving leg slash		B,T+x
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -fake, two slashes		T,B+o,x 
    
    Long Sword-shoulder and side stance
    -diving leg slash		B,T+x
    -Fake, two slashes		T,B+o
    -rising slash			R2+T,x
    -duck and overhead		R2+T,o
    
    Matsumushi-------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Abilities:He can use katana two sword stance
    Best weapon: katana
    Throws: He has no throws
    Second weapon: Sword (Fatal) 
    note: you can't use two sword stance if you throw the second weapon
    
    Support characters
    1. Suminagasi
    2. Kannuki
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, two swords, high
    -Long Sword:	side, shoulder, high
    -Nodachi:	behind, high, front
    -Naganati:	high, behind, front
    -Broad sword:	back, high, front
    
    special moves:
    
    Any weapon
    -throw and attack		R2+o,x
    
    Katana-high stance
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -fake, two slashes		T,B+o,x
    -spin combo			B,T+o,o,x,o,x
    
    Nodachi-high stance
    -lunge slash			T,B+x
    -fake, two slashes		T,B+o,x
    
    
    Suminagashi------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Throws: He can throw using the Naginata, broad sword, Nodachi, or Long sword
    Second weapons: 2 bombs (weak)
    
    Support characters
    1. Matsumushi
    2. Mikado
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	high, front, side
    -Long Sword:	high, front, shoulder
    -Nodachi:	behind, high, front
    -Naganati:	behind, front, high
    -Broad sword:   behind, high, front
    
    Night Stalker----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Throws: He can only throw using the Nodachi
    Second weapons: 6 stars (weak)
    
    Support characters
    1. Tatsumi
    2. Hotarubi
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	side, high, front
    -Long Sword:	shoulder, high, side
    -Nodachi:	front, back, high
    -Naganati:	front, high, behind
    -Broad sword:	front, behind, high
    
    special moves:
    
    Any sword-while running
    -fast lunge slash		x
    
    
    Katana-mid sword by side
    -diving leg slash		B,T+x
    
    Katana-any stance
    -rising	slash			R2+T,x
    
    Long sword-any stance
    -diving leg slash		B,T+x
    
    Sazanka----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Throws: He can throw using the Naginata, broad sword, Nodachi, or Long sword
    second weapon: 2 knives (weak)
    
    Support characters
    1. none
    2. Mikado
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	side, high, front
    -Long Sword:	shoulder, high, front
    -Nodachi:	high, front, behind
    -Naganati:	behind, front, high
    -Broad sword:	high, front, behind
    
    Special moves:
    
    Nodachi-while running
    -fast lunge slash		x
    
    
    Machine gun girl-------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Throws: no throws
    Second weapon: none
    moves:
    
    reload				square
    kneel and shoot 3 times		o,o,o
    shoot standing			x
    taunt				R1
    
    While running
    
    stop and fire			x
    keep running shooting   	o
    
    
    Weird Meikyo guy-------------------------------------------------------------
    
    throws: none
    second weapon: none
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, side, high
    -Long Sword:	high, front, shoulder
    -Nodachi:	high, front, behind
    -Naganati:	high, behind, front
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
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    Shainto school
    
    
    
    
    Gengoro----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Ability: He can use the sheath katana stance
    throws: He can throw with the katana, yari, or Nodachi
    second weapon: 2 daggers (weak)
    
    Support characters
    1. Isohachi
    2. Chihiro
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	high, front, sheath
    -Long Sword:	high, front, shoulder
    -Nodachi:	high, front, behind
    -Yari:		mid, high, low
    -Broad sword:	high, front, back
    
    special moves:
    
    Katana-high stance
    -back up			B+o
    -back up and slash		B+o,x
    -back up and 2 slashes		B+o,o
    -2 spin slash			T,B+x
    -million slashes		B+x,o
    -knock away slash		B+x
    
    Nodachi-high stabce
    Katana-mid stance
    -back up			B+o
    -back up and slash		B+o,x
    -back up and 2 slashes		+o,o
    -2 spin slash			T,B+o
    -2 spin slash(faster)		T,B+x
    -million slashes		B+x,o
    -knock away slash		B+x
    
    Kaun-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Ability: he can use katana sheath stance
    best weapon: katana
    throws: he can only throw with the yari
    second weapon: Double edge dagger (heavy)
    
    Support characters
    1. Highwayman
    2. Utamaru
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, side, sheath
    -Long Sword:	front, shoulder, high
    -Nodachi:	front, behind, high
    -Yari:		high, low, mid
    -Broad sword:	front, behind, high
    
    special moves:
    
    Any weapons
    -throw element, attack	R2+x,o
    
    Katana-mid stance
    -back up			B+o
    -back up and slash		B+o,x
    -back up and 2 slashes		B+o,o
    -2 spin slash			T,B+x
    -rolling lunge			B,T+o
    
    Katana-sword by side stance
    -back flip			R2+T,x
    
    
    
    Yuri-mid stance	
    -overhead and spin		T,B+o
    -Three stab lunges		B,T+o
    
    Nodachi-high stance
    -rolling lunge stab		B,T+o
    
    Jou--------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Best weapon: long sword
    throws: none
    second weapon: sai (medium)
    
    Support characters
    1. Tony Umeda
    2. Hongou
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	side, high, front
    -Long Sword:	shoulder, high, front
    -Nodachi:	behind, high, front
    -Yari:		low, mid, high
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
    special moves: 
    
    Any weapon
    -throw element, attack		R2+x,o
    
    katana-high and medium sword by side stance
    -2 spin slash			T,B+x
    -back up			B+o
    -back up and slash		B+o,x
    -back up and 2 slashes		B+o,o
    
    katana-any stance
    -back flip slash		R2+T,x
    
    Long sword-any stance
    -Roll lunge stab		B,T+o
    -back up			B+o
    -back up and slash		B+o,x
    -back up and 2 slashes		B+o,o
    -back flip slash		R2+T,x
    -rush slash and retreat		B,T+x
    
    
    
    Chihiro----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    throws: none
    second weapon: a frog (this weapon makes some characters fall stunned)
    
    Support characters
    1. none
    2. Gengoro
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	side, high, front
    -Long Sword:	high, front, shoulder
    -Nodachi:	behind, high, front
    -Yari:		low, mid, high
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
    special moves:
    
    Any weapon
    -throw element and attack	R2+x,o
    
    Isohachi---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Best weapon: Nodachi
    throws: He can throw with the broad sword, or yari, or the Long Sword
    second weapon: he yells which sometimes stuns opponents
    note: if you use too much he starts to cough which makes him vulnerable
    
    Support characters
    1. Hongou
    2. Gengoro
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, side, high
    -Long Sword:	front, shoulder, high
    -Nodachi:	front, behind, high
    -Yari:		low, mid, high
    -Broad sword:	front, behind, high
    
    special moves:
    
    Any weapon
    -throw element and attack	R2+x,o
    -Yell to stun then attack	R2+o,o
    
    Nodachi-high stance
    -Spin slash			T,B+o
    -Spin slash(Faster)		T,B+x
    -knock away slash		B+x
    -Million slashes		B+x,o
    
    Utamaru----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Abilities: He can use sheath stance with the long sword
    note: when in sheath stance the moves are the same as katana sheath stance
    Best weapon: Long sword
    throws: He can throw with the Long Sword
    second weapon: ??? (weak)
    
    Support characters
    1. none
    2. Kaun
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	high, front, side
    -Long Sword:	high, front, sheath
    -Nodachi:	high, front, back
    -Yari:		high, low, mid
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
    Special moves:
    
    Any weapon
    -throw element and attack	R2+x,o
    
    Long Sword-Mid and high stance
    -rush slash retreat		B,T+x
    -back flip			R2+T,x
    -spin slash			T,B+x
    
    Long Sword-Sheath stance
    -Slashes the lunges		away from sheath+x
    
    Hongou-----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    throws: He can throw with all weapons
    second weapon: axe (fatal)
    
    Support characters
    1. Isohachi
    2. Jou
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, side, high
    -Long Sword:	high, front, shoulder
    -Nodachi:	high, front, behind
    -Yari:		high, low, mid
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
    Tony-Umeda-------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Ability: he can use katana sheath stance
    throws: none
    second weapon: 2 boomerangs (medium)
    note: if it misses it comes back to you
    
    Support characters
    1. Jou
    2. Highwayman
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, sheath, high
    -Long Sword:	shoulder, high, front
    -Nodachi:	front, back, high
    -Yari:		low, mid, high
    -Broad sword:	high, front, back
    
    Special moves:
    
    Any weapons
    -throw element, attack  	R2+x,o
    
    Any sword-while running
    -fast lunge slash		x
    
    
    Katana-high stance
    -Roll lunge stab		B,T+o
    -rush slash and retreat		B,T+x
    -2 spin slash			T,B+x
    
    Nodachi-high stance
    -Roll lunge stab		B,T+o
    -back up			B+o
    -back up and slash		B+o,x
    -back up and 2 slashes		B+o,o
    -back flip slash		R2+T,x
    -rush slash and retreat		B,T+x
    
    Long sword-any stance
    -Back flip			R2+T,x
    -spin slashes			T,B+x
    -Rolling lunge stab		B,T+o
    
    
    Highwayman-------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Ability: He can use his Rapier with the long sword
    note: the moves are the same as katana two sword stance 
    Best weapon: Long sword
    throws: none
    second weapon: Rapier (fatal)
    note: if you throw this you can't use two sword stance
    
    Support characters
    1. Kaun
    2. Tony Umeda
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	high, front, side
    -Long Sword:	front, two sword, high
    -Nodachi:	back, high, front
    -Yari:		mid, high, low
    -Broad sword:	front, behind, high
    
    Special moves:
    
    Yuri-mid stance
    -overhead and spin		T,B+o
    
    Broad sword-high stance		
    -spin slash			T,B+o
    -spin slash(faster)		T,B+x
    
    Long sword-mid and high stance
    -knock away slash		B+x
    -million slashes		B+x,o
    -fast spin slashes		T,B+o
    
    Long Sword-2 sword stance
    -million stabs			B+x,o
    
    
    Katze------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Throws: no throws
    Second weapon: none
    moves:
    reload				square
    kneel and shoot 3 times		o,o,o
    shoot standing			x
    taunt				R1
    back flip			B,B
    double back flip		B,B,B	
    
    While running
    
    stop and fire			x
    keep running shooting   	o
    
    Weird Shainto guy------------------------------------------------------------
    
    throws: none
    second weapon: none
    
    Stances
    -Katana:	front, side, high
    -Long Sword:	high, front, shoulder
    -Nodachi:	high, front, behind
    -Yari:		high, low, mid
    -Broad sword:	behind, high, front
    
    
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    7.Defense
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    	Defense in this game is pretty complex. If the opponent attacks with
    the o button you have to hit the x button to defend and if they attack with 
    the x button you have to defend with the o button.  You can still defend an 
    x attack with x and an o attack with o but you'll probably get unbalanced for
     a few seconds or even get injured or killed.  The way to tell which kind of 
    attack the enemy is using is to either memorize all the attacks in the game 
    (yeah right) or watch what direction the attack is coming from. Attacks 
    coming from the opposite side from where they're holding the weapon in their
    stance can be blocked with the o button, attacks from the side they're 
    holding their weapon can be blocked with x.  Also you can tell how good you 
    blocked it by the color of the sparks. Green means you blocked too late or 
    with the wrong button and you could get unbalanced for a few seconds.  Blue 
    means you blocked at the right time with the right button and you can follow 
    up with any attack with little lag time. Orange means your you got hit and 
    might have gotten injured. White means you have struck an obstacle or a 
    weapon and you can follow it up with a reflect attack which leads me to the 
    next paragraph.
    
    	If you get blocked or attacked or hit an obstacle and see a white 
    spark you can do what I call a reflect attack. Reflect attacks are quick 
    attacks that can be uesful if your opponent isn't expecting anything after 
    the've attacked. Most reflect attacks consist of just hitting x or o. It's 
    not always good to use reflect attacks because you might go right into an 
    enemies attack.
    	
    	Another thing to remeber is that some stances offer better 
    protection than others.  An attack on a you with a stance with the weapon 
    in front is less likely to get to you than if you had your weapon behind 
    you or above you. 
    
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    8.Throws
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    	There are several throws in this game all of the ones I know of are
    done by getting as close as possible and pressing B+x. You can do throws at 
    any angle to the opponent even from behind.  Not all characters have throws 
    for every weapon. Sometimes you can't complete a throw if the throw takes 
    you over a cliff or if you are to close to a wall.  Throw can be blocked by 
    tapping the o button right when the throw starts. Some throws are different 
    for different characters and stances. A description for the throws for each 
    weapon are:
    
    Katana: 	kick then slash 
    		break neck
    
    Broadsword: 	Flip over and stab and through the back
    	    	body slam and stab
    	    	3 kicks and stab through
    	    
    Nodachi: 	flip over and stab through back
            	pick up and stab
    	 	body slam and stab
    	 	3 kicks and stab through
    
    Yari: 		3 kicks lift up and stab
    
    Naganati: 	Break neck over back with stick
    
    Long Sword: 	break neck
    	    	kick then slash
    
    	There are other things you can do to the opponent. You can  knock 
    the opponent down by running into their back. You can sometimes stun the 
    opponent by running into them And if two characters run into each other	they
    get knocked down.
    
    	Sometimes if you get close to an opponent your swords may get locked
    together and you'll fight each other to the ground. To get away from this 
    without really any trouble just hit back when you both are standing and no
    ones winning. To knock your opponent to the ground just keep hitting o or x
    it doesn't really give you an advantage though.
    
    
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    9.Injuries
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    	In the course of a battle you might get hit in the arm and see a 
    orange spark. If that happens you might not be able to use that arm again 
    that battle. While your arm is injured using weapons take longer and you 
    can't throw opponents and you can't throw weapons or elements. Unlike the 
    first game you can't get your leg crippled.  I haven't noticed any other 
    injuries but I've heard getting hit in the leg slows you down. Also in two 
    sword stance you can get a second weapon knocked out your hands but not be 
    injured. Another thing to remeber is that falling off big cliffs is fatal.
    
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    10.Strategies
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    Meikyo end boss:
    The Meikyo characters will face up against a boss with armor who can only be
     defeated by being hit in the back. To do this just keep running in circles 
    around him until he stands with his back to you then lunge at his back. 
    
    Shainto end boss:
    The Shainto characters fight a boss that teleports right before you can 
    strike him.  Each time he teleports he gets a little closer to you.  The 
    best strategy is to keep doing lunging attacks on him until he teleports close 
    to you. Then start doing combos so you can make him teleport and hit him right
     when he reappears with the same combo.  When you defeat him you get to go 
    to another room where a preistess is Kneeling.  She won't fight you and you 
    can either kill her or let her live.  You get a different ending depending 
    on what you do.
    
    Katze and Machine gun girl strategies:
    These characters can get real annoying so here are some strategies for them.
    The best thing to do is to run behind them and knock them down then slash
    them on the ground with an overhead. No matter what strategy you use never
    stand still keep moving. Also don't try throwing cause they almost if not
    always will block them.
    
    
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    11.Secrets
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    Support characters: to get the support characters from story mode don't let 
    them die in their scenarios.  
    
    extra characters: To get the characters with the guns beat chambara mode 
    in under 15 minutes.  You have to win with a Shainto and a Meikyo character
    to get both characters.  You can use continues to do this but every time 
    you continue 30 seconds is added to your time. To get two freaky kubuki 
    looking characters beat chambara mode without dying. Here again you have 
    to win with both a Shainto and Meikyo character to get them 
    both. You can only play these four characters in v.s.or tournament mode.
    
    chambara mode: to get this mode you have to win the game with a certain 
    number of characters or get a certain number of support characters. (If any
    one know for sure exactly how to get this mode tell me and you'll get 
    credited.)
    
    
    
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    12.Comments
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    completed 1:07 AM 4/5/98
    
    	!Don't copy any part of this faq without asking me first!	
    	        Bushido blade 2 is copyright of square
         
    	     Questions, comments, more info, anything or
      	  if I have anything wrong or have missed something
                	    mail me at Deathpoet1@erols.com
    		 
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    Thanks to these people for info:
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    	Kuan Chen <chenk1@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu>
    	Phaze <phaze@aloha.net>
    
    Wanted additions:
    Translation
    more special moves
    character description
    weapon descriptions
    more on defense