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    ..|    ONIMUSHA: WARLORDS     |..|  Finally!  A long overdue title for the  |..
    ..|     Sony PlayStation2     |..|  PlayStation 2.  Onimusha will have you  |..
    ..| Full Walkthrough and FAQ  |..|  hacking and slashing through hours and  |..
    ..|     Version - FINAL       |..|  hours  and zombies along  a  sick  and  |..
    ..|                           |..|  twisted storyline. In this FAQ, I will  |..
    ..|  Written and Compiled by  |..|  guide you through all the dungeons and  |..
    ..|      ...B1aCkHaZ3...      |..|  mind-boggling puzzles  the game has to  |..
    ..|  @b1ackhaz3@ignmail.com   |..|  offer.  Enjoy!                          |..
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                                [ CONTENT ]
                                
    
    * You can use  the FIND  [Ctrl+F] command to  skip around.  Type in  the  name.
    
     1. Version History
     2. Copyright / Disclaimer
         - To Webmasters - PLEASE READ
     3. Game Basics
         - Controls
         - Weapons
         - Life-saving Tips
     4. Character Profiles
         - Samanosuke Akechi
         - Kaede
         - Princess Yuki
         - Yumemaru
         - Nobunaga Oda
         - Toukichiro Kinoshita
     5. Walkthrough
         - Part One - Nanamagari
         - Part Two - To The Keep / Exploring the Keep
         - Part Three - Keep (Underground)
         - Part Four - Keep and West Area (Kaede)
         - Part Five - Samanosuke Returns / Water Garden
         - Part Six - Water Garden (Kaede)
         - Part Seven - Realm of Evil
     6. Dark Realm
     7. Files
     8. Flourites Locations
     9. Oni Spirits (Mini-Game)
    10. Ending / Epilogue (MAJOR spoiler)
    11. Reviews for Onimusha: Warlords
         - Author's
         - Other Sites
    12. Cheats and Secrets
    14. Gameshark 2 Codes
    15. Onimusha 2 Wishlist 
    16. Credits/Acknowledgements/Special Thanks
    17. Contact Information
    18. Final Words - Author's Comments
    
    ===============================================================================
    ----------------------------- [ Version History ] -----------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    +  Version 1.0 [March 22, 2001]
    
       Bought Onimusha several days ago. The game is somewhat challenging but short
       so I decided to  do a FAQ on it.  This  will be  my second  FAQ.  Let's see,
       it's exactly 22 days after the first one.  I'm on Spring Break! :)
       
    +  Version 2.0 [March 23, 2001]
    
       Worked  on walkthrough  some more.  Just added a  couple of things.  Nothing
       special.
       
    +  Version FINAL [March 24, 2001]
    
       Completed the  walkthrough...finally.  Worked a bit more  on the FAQ.  Not a
       lot else to do.  Just the Dark Realm and Oni Spirits. Completed those, also.
       
       Not a lot of versions in  the FAQ.  Yes, that's right.  Only took me 3 days!
       
    +  UPDATE [March 30, 2001]
    
       Yay, the first update!  I apparently missed something important in the Water
       Gardens.  But an observant gamer (probably better than me) e-mailed me. It's
       a Talisman!  Which revives you when you die.  It's very useful!
       
       Also added GameFAQs.com to the Thank You list.  How silly of me...
       
    ===============================================================================
    ------------------------- [ Copyright / Disclaimer ] --------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    +  This walkthrough is solely intended for the public use  on the WWW.  You may
       not reproduce, transmit, or rewrite  it in anyway or manner without explicit
       permissions  from the original author.  If this legal document  is portrayed
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       punishment is civil or criminal.
       
    +  Samanosuke, Kaede, Yuki, Yumemaru, and other  fictional characters and names
       used throughout  this FAQ are the  intellectual property of Capcom Co., Ltd.
       and their usage is not intended to challenge their copyrights. Should Capcom
       feel the use of its ideas and names  unacceptable or should this document be
       deemed unlawful, it shall be removed immediately upon request.
       
    +  Capcom and Capcom logo are registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd.Onimusha
       and Capcom Edge are trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd.  All rights reserved.
       
    +  TO WEBMASTERS
    
       You want to  put this FAQ on your site?  All I ask is a simple e-mail asking
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    +  This FAQ  can appear  only on the  following sites  without  my  permission:
    
        - GameFAQs.com - Always check  here for  the latest updates  and  versions.
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    ------------------------------ [ Game Basics ] --------------------------------
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                                [ CONTROLS ]
                                
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                             | L1,2|               | R1,2|
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                           /   _    \____________/         \
                          |  _| |_    ___    ___     /_\   |
                          | |_   _|  |sel|  |str| []    () |
                          |   |_|    __   __   __    ><    |
                          |         /  \ |as| /  \         |
                           \       | LS |----| RS |       / 
                            \     / \__/      \__/ \     /
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    *~  |  Action:                                Button Presses:             |  ~*
    ~*  |                                                                     |  *~
    *~  |  Run/Rotate Character/Menu Selections...Directional button          |  ~*
    ~*  |  Block/Switch Inventory Displays........L1 button                   |  *~
    *~  |  Attack.................................[] button                   |  ~*
    ~*  |  Absorb Souls...........................hold () button              |  *~
    *~  |  Magic Attack/Cancel/Hide Inventory...../_\ button                  |  ~*
    ~*  |  Confirm/Use/Equip/Check/Decide.........>< button                   |  *~
    *~  |  Ready Sword/Evade......................R1 button                   |  ~*
    ~*  |  180-Degree Quick Turn..................R2 button                   |  *~
    *~  |  Climb Up...............................Up directional button       |  ~*
    ~*  |  Climb Down.............................Down directional button     |  *~
    *~  |  Start Game/Access Menu.................Str button                  |  ~*
    ~*  |  Pause/Resume Game......................Sel button                  |  *~
    *~  |  Access Map (If Present)................R3 button (press RS)        |  ~*
    ~*  |  Switch Analog/Digital..................As button                   |  *~
    *~  |  Not Used...............................L2 button                   |  ~*
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                                 [ Weapons ]
                                 
                                
    +  NORMAL SWORD
    
       This sword stands  the lowest when it  comes to attacking.  You'll start out
       with it at the beginning of the game.  It is not advisable to use this sword
       later in the game.  It deals the least  damage and cannot use magic  spells.
       
    +  RAIZAN
    
       This sword uses the  power of thunder.  It deals damage that is on par  with
       the other magical swords. It can be upgraded to level three.  Use this sword
       when encountering a small group of enemies.
       
    +  ENRYUU
    
       This sword is the heaviest of the three.It uses the power of fire and hence,
       deals quiet a bit of damage.  Again, it can be upgraded to to a max level of
       three.  The spell hits your target and any other baddies nearby.
       
    +  SHIPPUU
    
       This sword,though the coolest looking, doesn't deal a lot of damage. But its
       spell is devastating.  It can hit multiple targets. Use it when encountering
       large groups of enemies.
       
    +  BOW
    
       This weapon is your friend when you want to hit an enemy hiding on rooftops.
       It uses normal arrows that can be upgraded to fire arrows.
       
    +  MATCHLOCK
    
       This weapon is the equivalent of a  shotgun in the Resident Evil series.  It
       uses bullets  that can be upgraded to  burst bullets, which can hit multiple
       targets.  This is the best weapon to  be used against bosses or large groups
       of enemies.  Don't waste it.  It is very useful for the last bosses.
       
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                             [ LIFE-SAVING TIPS ]
                             
                             
    +  HEALING
    
       There are several ways that you can heal your character.One is buy powerups.
       There are three types of powerups you can  get in the game.  There are herbs
       and medicine. Which, you guessed it, medicines are more rare than herbs. One
       other type of powerup is the talisman.  Which, can revive  your character if
       he's fatally wounded.  This item  is VERY rare.  Don't rely on it.  Powerups
       are not plenty, so only use them when needed.
       
       One other way is by sucking up enemies souls.There are three types of souls:
       red, yellow,  and blue.  Yellow  doesn't appear  that often  compared to its
       brothers.  Yellow heals your character up by a small amount depending on how
       large the size of the soul is. Blue regenerates your magic by a small amount
       and red stores it for later to be used for enhancements.
       
    +  ENHANCEMENTS
    
       Although red souls  appear all the time, they are  not enough to  distribute
       too all  your items.  Always enhance any herbs  to medicine first.  Then you
       can work on your weapons. You don't need fire arrows and burst bullets until
       very late in the game.  Herbs will enhance to medicine, which is VERY useful
       at the most hated times!
       
       To enhance, go  up to a magic mirror  and select "enhance".  Choose the item
       you wish to enhance and hold ><.  You can't enhance anymore when you run out
       of red souls.
       
    +  BLOCKING
    
       The key to surviving the world of Onimusha is to always block.  Some enemies
       require you to block and only  hit when they're vulnerable.  Blocking  helps
       you conserve a lot of health points.  But there are also moves that are unb-
       lockable.  When this happens, you must quickly tap back or hold R1 and press
       a direction to move in that direction quickly.
       
    +  THE KICK
    
       Kicking will not do damage to the enemies but  it'll stun them, allowing you
       for a good, clean instant  death counter.  This doesn't always happen so you
       must never underestimate the enemy.  Press [] and down at once to kick.  You
       know when it's a counter when  there is a cutting sound and a yellow dash on
       the enemy.
       
    +  WHEN IN DOUBT, SMASH EVERYTHING
    
       There are times when the only way  to advance is to break open an urn or cut
       a rope.  You can't distinct breakable objects  from the background real well
       so swing your sword at whatever object that looks suspicious.
       
    +  BETTER EXPLORATIONS
    
       Always press X at every nook and cranny you see.  You'll find valuable herbs
       and hidden items such as Flourites. The more you explore, the better chances
       you'll have at beating the game.
       
    +  USING THE GAUNTLET
    
       Everytime you knock  down an enemy, always suck up  the souls that rise from
       their  bodies.  But, be careful.  When sucking up soul, you're  wide open to
       painful attacks.
       
       If you suck enough  souls, your gauntlet will enhance  and "look" better.  I
       if it enhances any better in terms of soul-sucking or magic.
       
    +  TYPES OF SOULS
    
        - Red souls stores in your gauntlet so that you can use them later for item
          enhancements.
          
        - Blue souls regenerate your magic power.
        
        - Yellow souls regenerate your health.
        
    +  SOUL SHRINES
    
       Be on the look out for soul  shrines and magic fountains.  Go up to them and
       hold () to suck up some souls.  Soul shrines contain blue  souls while magic
       fountains contain blue souls.
       
    +  MAGIC ATTACKS
    
       When you have accumulated enough  blue souls or magic energy, you can uleash
       those energy on your foes.  Press /_\ to do a spell with the equipped sword.
       If  you run out, you must regenerate  your magic power  by  sucking  up blue
       souls.
       
       Also, if you run out of magic energy for that sword, you can switch to other
       swords and magic for that sword will be at max.  So, switch swords!
       
    +  SAVE OFTEN
    
       I can't stress this to people enough: SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! at every opportunity
       that you come  across.  Sometimes, you'll get ambushed by monsters  and will
       die (yes, you'll die).
       
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    ---------------------------- [ Character Profiles ] ---------------------------
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    +  SAMANOSUKE AKECHI - lone warrior
    
       Often thought of as a passionless  man because of his quiet ways, Samanosuke
       is actually  a hot-blooded warrior with  a noble sense of  justice.  He is a
       masterswordsman who travels across Japan seeking his rival.He was originally
       wanted dead with Kaede as his assassin.
       
    +  KAEDE - expert ninja
    
       She is an expert female ninja who was sent  to assassinate Samanosuke by the
       Iga nijas. She had a change of heart and developed a trust in Samanosuke and
       agrees to join him as his confidant.
       
    +  PRINCESS YUKI - sweet princess
    
       Yuki is the  sister of Yoshitatsu, the master  of the Inabayama  Castle  and
       Samanosuke's cousin.She became aware of the strange events in the castle and
       sent a letter to Samanosuke in a plea for help. But when he arrived, she has
       been mysteriously kidnapped.
       
    +  YUMEMARU - bratty orphan
    
       He is an orphan whose parents were farmers.  They were killed in the war and
       Priness Yuki took him in to raise him as if he was  her brother.  Samanosuke
       ran across this brat while looking for Yuki.
       
    +  NOBUNAGA ODA - warlord
    
       An exceptional warlord who aspires to unify Japan.  With the victory against
       Imagawa in Okehazama, he rides a tidal  wave of success.  Though he was once
       dead,  Nobunaga's  acts have  now  become  extremely  heartless  and  cruel.
       
    +  TOUKICHIRO KINOSHITA - annoying general
    
       One of Nobunaga's high-ranking generals,Kinoshita ahs the warlord's complete
       trust.  Though he  has sworn  absolute loyalty  to Nobunaga, the only  thing
       Kinoshita truly  cares about is his  own advancement in the ranks  of power.
       
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    ------------------------------ [ Walkthrough ] --------------------------------
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    +  Pop in the disc and let's go!  Wait, watch the  really cool intro first.  It
       looks so real!
       
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                                [ Part One ]
                                
    
                                                                         NANAMAGARI
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    General Area Tip:  Not much here. :)  Just hack away at the zombies!
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    $     As Samanosuke     $
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    You start out with Samanosuke.  I'll call him "Sam" from now on. That way, I'll
    have a better  chance at  spelling his name and it  saves space.  Anyways, walk
    the path the man was pointing to.  Don't try to follow Kaede.  Duh, that's a no
    brainer.  A cutscene will  start and you'll have to fight  against two baddies.
    just concentrate on one and hack away.  After enough  damage has been done, you
    will have to watch another long cutscene.  This one's pretty long.
    
    Woo-hoo!  You're  given the gauntlet  by the clan of Ogre.  With  this baby on,
    will be able to do  some serious damage  and suck up the souls of your victims.
    Look through the  instructions.  Head on forward.  You'll find a magic  mirror.
    This is where you can save your game.  Next to the mirror is a gate.  Enter it.
    Keep moving forward  until you see a cutscene.  Congratulations!  This  is your
    first battle!  Just hack away at  the zombies and absorb their souls as needed.
    After that, enter the door to the left.  You'll find yourself in a vacant room.
    Enter the next door.  Another  cutscene.  After that, it's your job to kill the
    zombies.  Keep your finger on the L1 button and you should exit the battle with
    minor scratches.  Absorb the souls as needed.  All right, I'll stop telling you
    to absorb souls.  From now on, you know what to do.
    
    Enter the next door and give the villager a good slap. Head on through the path
    the soldier was pointing to.  You'll enter  a forest.  Several blue ninjas will
    pop out of nowhere. Kill them. Again, keep the L1 button ready. You'll need it.
    Grab the HERB in here and enter the cave. Some bats will fly out.  Don't worry.
    They won't hurt you.  Some rocks will  fall and a hole will open up.  Enter the
    hole and  you'll be  underground.  Well, duh.  Head on  forward.  Several  more
    enemies will jump out to greet you.  You know  what to do.  Continue  until you
    reach a huge staircase.  Don't go up  yet.  Grab the TEMPLE MAP and now  go up.
    Up here, there is a mummified statue in the way.  Just press  X to get SOUGEN'S
    NOTE.  The statue will slide to the left.  Head through  the opening.  In here,
    kill  the  zombie at the  right.  Behind a pair of  small,  brown doors is  the
    SEIRYU.  Get it.  Search the other opened doors  for a FLOURITE.  With these in
    your possession, go to the opposite end of the room.  You'll find a door. Let's
    see, what are you supposed to do with doors?That's right, you enter it! Destroy
    the blue jars to reveal a  treasure box.  Get the JOURNAL.  Head to  the end of
    the room and get the THUNDER ORB (Shiden).  Fit it in your  gauntlet and you'll
    get the RAIZAN, a sword powered by thunder.  Exit the room by going through the
    door to  the left  of the altar.  This is a long hallway  leading to a  set  of
    stairs.  Just before the stairs, there is a trick treasure box.  You'll have to
    solve this puzzle to get the goodie.
    
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                           Puzzle: TRICK TREASURE BOX NO. 1
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    You have to rotate the pieces so that they line up in order.  The solution  is:
    left once, right once, and left once.
    
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    For the reward, you'll get the ROPE LADDER and head upstairs.
    
    It's onto Part Two from here...
    
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                                [ Part Two ]
                                
                                
                                                   TO THE KEEP / EXPLORING THE KEEP
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    General Area Tip:  Always stay sharp and pay close attention to the background.
    ===============================================================================
    
    Now that  you're out  of the underground, look  to the right for a  red object.
    Examine it for a MAGIC JEWEL.  Use it immediately to increase your magic meter.
    Head forward.  You'll find yourself at a gate  with weird, blue stuff over the
    doors.  To the left of it is a partially hidden box  and a magic mirror.  Save
    you game here.  Examine the box and solve another puzzle.
    
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                             Puzzle:  CHANT NAME / CLAN
    ===============================================================================
    
    You're not supposed to have  access to this  puzzle yet but since  you're using
    this FAQ, I'll tell it  to you anyway.  The solution can be found by collecting
    all of the SEIRYUs.  That's right, you only found one.
    
    Enter these  in order: 1st coice, 3rd choice, 6th choice, press OK.  You'll get
    the power jewel.  Use it immediately to increase your vitality.
    
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    Enter the gate by equipping the RAIZAN (if you haven't eqipped it alrady).  The
    orbs will glow  and the door  is now accessible.  You're now  on a bridge  with
    spiky demons that doesn't seem to  stop spawning.  They will stop...eventually.
    To defeat  them, have your finger on the L1  button all the time since most  of
    their attacks can be blocked.  Suck  up the souls.  Some of them are  yellow so
    it's a good idea considering that you might be somewhat injured. This is a good
    spot for training since you have a  save spot nearby.  If you have enough souls
    and haven't used your HERBS already, upgrade them to MEDICINES. OK, had enough?
    Let's advance.
    
    In this room...no, it's a big courtyard with a huge rectangular platform in the
    middle.  To the right is a gray door that can't be accessed. Ignore it for now.
    Go to the end of  the court yard and  head to the left.  Some more  demons will
    spawn, kill them.  Watch  out for the big one that's at the end.  Avoid him and
    take care of the little ones. Once the little ones stop spawning, go to the big
    one and you can pick  on him.  For the most part,  you can't block his  attacks
    very well.  Just use your  magic (press /_\) to knock him down.  Go over and to
    him and repeatedly press [] so that Sam can give him a good stabbing. This will
    help end the fight more quickly.
    
    Go through the big green door that you see.  Immediately run to the end of this
    room and kill the demons to help  out the soldier.  For helping him, you'll get
    an HERB.  Ignore the door behind him and head to the corner.  See that opening?
    Use the  ROPE  LADDER here.  Climb down.  Move forward.  Kill  the demons  that
    get in your  way.  Eventually, you'll  find a  locked treasure box  and a magic
    mirror. Save your game here and enhance your herbs and weapon as needed.  Press
    X at the treasure box to solve a puzzle.
    
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                     Puzzle:  EQUIPMENT / OGRES / DESTROY DEMONS
    ===============================================================================
    
    Again, this is  one of those where you need to collect books for the  solution.
    Enter these in order:  6th choice, 1st choice, and 4th choice, press OK. You'll
    get another jewel as a reward.  Use it immediately.
    
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    Go down the hall and you'll see a door locked  by fire magic.  Next to the door
    is a big  crate.  Destroy it to  reveal a  treasure chest.  Get  the  medicine.
    Go back to save if you want to.  There will be a boss fight  where we're going.
    Now, enter the other big door that's not protected  by red magic.  You'll  meet
    the self-loathing demon.
    
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    He's not as  strong as he looks.  Due to his enormous size and brute  strength,
    it  hurts  when he  gets a hit at you  but he's  very slow.  He has three  main
    attacks: the mace swing, swing down, and the  charge.  So, to take advantage of
    oaf, simply counter him once he tries to swing at you (assuming that he misses)
    and  quickly tap down and R2  and run the other direction.  Repeat.  Once  in a
    while he will slump down and try  to catch his breath.  This is the opportunity
    to use your thunder magic.  After a while, he will take  enough damage and will
    attack you by charging  at you.  When it connects, expect  to have lots of your
    vitality be  taken  away.  If you're lucky enough only had minor  injuries, you
    should come out of the battle fine with none of your powerups used.
    
    After he dies, a bunch  of souls will  escape.  Suck them up immediately.  This
    fills up your health and magic completely.
    
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    Thank the bastard for clearing up a  path for you.  Enter the door and  get the
    JOURNAL NO. 2.  Enter the heavy iron door.  Bust open  the urns and  search the
    floor for a FLOURITE.  Kill the upcoming  demons.  Proceed to the next door and
    meet the scientist Guildenstern.  He will unleash Reynaldo.  Don't worry.  It's
    not another boss fight.  This one's easy.  Just hack  away at the  demon.  When
    he falls to the ground, go  for a ground stab by pressing [] to end  the battle
    quickly or else you'll have to fight the clone again.
    
    When the demon dies, go to the  left of the altar and collect the fire orb.  Go
    back  to the room  where you  fought Osric.  On your way  will  be some  demons
    waiting.  Kill them.  When you reach the room, Osric's body will  disintergrate
    and some souls will float out.  But there are blue skulls floating  around that
    will steal them.  Kill them and suck up the souls.  Don't get too close to them
    though for they deal some serious damage.
    
    Equip your ENRYUU and exit through the door locked with red magic.  Now, go all
    the way back to the courtyard with the huge rectangular platform. That's right,
    now that you have the red orb, you can open the gate to your right. Now, you're
    in a  room with two  broken staircases  and dead  bodies everywhere.  There are
    three doors you can go through. One is immediately to your right, one is a huge
    door at the end and one is a small door right next to it.  Take the small door.
    In this room, there's a magic fountain which can replenish your magic supply, a
    treasure chest containing the KEEP MAP, and a save point.  Get the keep map and
    save your game. Go all the way to the end of the room and a weird man will drop
    down.  If you try to talk to him, Sam will say it's best if you leave him alone
    for  now.  When all your blades  and orbs are  enhanced to level at least level
    two, come back here and he'll  invite you to the Dark Realm.  Look in the "Dark
    Realm" section of this FAQ.
    
    Go back outside and enter the big double door.  You'll see a cutscene that will
    introduce Kinoshita.  After that  open the chest to reveal  NORMAL ARROWS.  You
    can  enhance your arrows  to FIRE ARROWS later.  But always  enhance any  HERBs
    and blades first then the arrows.  Anyways go through the door to the right. Go
    to the end of this room and open the chest for JOURNAL NO. 3. Head back to  the
    previous room and this time, it's loaded with several demons.  Kill them.  Keep
    advancing until you see a door  locked with a weird, blue plate.  Ignore it and
    head  forward for a cutscene  with Kaede and Yumemaru.  Move forward to the end
    of the hall and enter the wooden door here. This hallway is packed with baddies
    and a ninja.  Kill them all and suck their souls.  Head for the small staircase
    but don't  go up yet.  There's a door  underneath it.  Go through the door.  In
    this room is a trick treasure box containing the bow. You want the bow so let's
    solve this puzzle.
    
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                          Puzzle:  TRICK TREASURE BOX NO. 2
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    This box puzzle is a little harder than the other one.  But you get  the bow so
    let's do this!  Turn  these in order: left once, right once,  left  once, right
    twice and voila!
    
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    The bow is sort of useless against melee combat but they're very awesome versus
    enemies that cannot be reached with the blades.
    
    Now go for the pit in the center of the  room.  DON'T CUT THE ROPE!  I'll clear
    it up later.  At the end of the same room is a SUZAKU.  Exit the room  back out
    to  the staircase.  You'll find a HERB in  the treasure chest and a FLOURITE is
    directly above  that on the cupboard.  Head upstairs and  fight some demons  up
    here.  There is also a big demon.  Good time to use your magic.  Go back to the
    staircase and head for the door to the right of it.  Go in and you'll see a pit
    just like the one downstairs. Examine the bucket and get a jewel!  Yay!  Use it
    immediately.  Now head back out and equip  your bow.  Go through the gray  door
    and snipe the demons below to help the soldiers. If you managed to save both of
    them, you'll get an herb and a jewel.  Go back down and claim your prize.  Now,
    head back up and  go through the double door  with two red  orbs on it.  If you
    haven't upgraded your KOUEN yet, go to the courtyard and kill some stuff. After
    that, you can open the door.  In here, you'll  find the RIGHT CREST PIECE and a
    RED BOOK.  Go  back  out and enter the gray door  again.  Round the catwalk and
    get to the other door protected with red magic.  Enter it. You'll find yourself
    in a room with  two holes.  Demons are crawling  through them.  To make it much
    easier, take them out before they can get up.  Kill the bigger demon at the end
    of the  room.  Keep advancing.  In the  next room will be a large  crate and  a
    staircase.  Break open  the crate to reveal a chest with  arrows.  Now go under
    the stairs  to claim a  FLOURITE.  With that in your possesion, head  upstairs.
    There's a save point here.  SAVE YOUR GAME!  There is a puzzle you will have to
    do and will take a couple of  tries.  Enhance your herbs, if any.  Then enhance
    the  ENRYUU (recommended).  Save the arrows  for later.  Also,  go back to  the
    stairs there is a chest with arrows here.  Get the BYAKKO next to it.
    
    After you  save your game, head through the  door and keep walking to trigger a
    cutscene.  After that, you will be trapped.  As Sam, pull the lever.  As Kaede,
    pull the right lever in the next set of levers.  As Sam, pull the left one.  As
    Kaede, pull the far left lever in the next set. As Sam, go to the chest to your
    right and get the HOLY ARMOR (angels singing). Equip it. Now, go pull the lever
    in the set Kaede  is holding.  You'll get hurt if you  pull the center one.  As
    Kaede, just go for the door.  You don't have to pull the next lever.
    
    In this room, it's pitch black! Go for your fire sword and do the fire magic on
    the center platform. This will light the candles, allowing you to see. Press ()
    to replenish your magic power if necessary.  Go for the door.
    
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                            Puzzle:  BREAKING PLATFORMS
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    This puzzle is random.  Alternate between Kaede and Sam and step on either X or
    +.  X breaks squares in an X shape.  + breaks squares in a + shape.  Be careful
    that you do not kill each other by breaking squares thatthe other one is stand-
    ing on.  You main objective is to get to the platform with an O shape.
    
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    Enter the door and you'll see a cutscene. Sam will push Kaede away, leaving him
    trapped in a chamber that is filling up with water at an alarming rate.  Go for
    the water  prison controls to the  right of it.  This puzzle will drive  you up
    wall!
    
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                        Puzzle:  WATER CHAMBER, WATER PRISON
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     _________________________________________   What  you try to  do is  move  the
    |             |             |             |  around  so that the  yellow emblem
    |      1      |      2      |      3      |  is in the  center.  Hope you saved
    |             |             |             |  when I told you  to. This may take
    |_____________|_____________|_____________|  a couple of tries  before  you get
    |      |      |      |      |      |      |  it right.  I can't help  you here.
    |      |      |   5  |  6   |      |      |  Just play around  with it.  That's
    |      |      |______|______|      |      |  what I did. The guage to  the left
    |  (   |  4   |             |      |   )  |  shows the water level in the trap.
    |      |      |             |   7  |      |  When it reaches the peak, Sam will
    |      |      |             |      |      |  die. So you have to do it quickly.
    |      |      |   wooden    |      |      |  Because it moves so fast,you can't
    |______|______|   pieces    |______|______|  go back and forth  looking at  the
    |             |             |             |  instructions  so I reccommend  you
    |      7      |             |      9      |  play around with it yourself.  But
    |             |             |             |  if you absolutely need a guide, go
    |_____________|_____________|_____________|  to the address for guide from IGN.
    
    * http://guides.ign.com/guides/11520/w4.html
    
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    After that, Sam is freed!  Advance through the door to the left.  Go to the end
    of the room and you should see an  altar of some sort.  Examine it and pull the
    silk tab.  This releases all the traps you just went through. You might want to
    go back  to the save  point and  save.  Now, head upstairs and climb  down  the
    ladder.  You can go down but you don't need to right now.  Round the corner and
    take the ladder down.  Move towards the screen  until you see a treasure chest.
    You know what to do. Go the other way and unlatch a door.  Go up the ladder and
    go to the other ladder.  Now, you can go down.  There is a treasure box in this
    room.  It's the L. CREST PIECE.  Go to the hanging paper on the left wall.  Cut
    it with your  sword and  get JOURNAL NO. 4.  Go all the way  upstairs (2X)  and
    place both CREST PIECES on the door.  It will unlock.  Enter and watch the cut-
    scene.  After Kinoshita jumps off the building, move to  the right and grab the
    the SEIRYU. In the box across from the SEIRYU is another FLOURITE.  Grab it and
    advance through the door.  Grab the SUZAKU on the  floor and be ready to block.
    Move towards the screen.  HAHA!  Scared you didn't it.  Kill him.  Move forward
    and go around the staircase and get the arrows from the treasure box. Go up the
    staircase and you'll hear Yumemaru screaming.  Battle the ninjas and  enter the
    big  double door.  You can'  go in the door at the because it  requires  a wind
    blade.  Get the medicine from the chest and the SEIRYU across from that.  Go to
    the opposite end of the room and slash the screen.  Hold circle to suck up some
    souls.  Slash the other screen in the same room  to reveal a passage.  There is
    a savepoint here.  Enhance  your weapons and  save your game.  There is a  boss
    coming up.  Go up the ladder and you'll be on top of the building.  His name is
    Marcellus and he doesn't look happy to see you.
    
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    The  boss can be  the toughest MF  if you let him.  He carries a huge  minotaur
    shield and will block most of your attacks.  The best weapon against him is the
    RAIZAN.  The best strategy  is to wait for him to attack you  and then  counter
    him with the thunder combo. You can block all but one of his attacks, the swing
    from above.  You can even  block the wind magic.  Just keep  holding the  block
    button and nail him with thunder magic.  If you run out of  magic, swith to the
    ENRYUU and  use fire magic.  Suck up  some much needed blue souls  from time to
    time.  After he is defeated, you can suck up the souls that come up and get the
    wind orb!
    
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    Now, climb the ladder back down and save your game if needed to.  Exit the room
    by the double door and equip your wind orb. Use it to open the door.  This will
    trigger a really loooooong cutscene.  Just watch it and enjoy.  You'll find out
    more about Yumemaru and  Nui, the princess' servant,  will be introduced.  Now,
    you'll have to backtrack  ALL THE WAY back to the door locked with green magic.
    Enter it and grab the burst  bullets.  "Pfft!  Burst bullets?!"  Burst  bullets
    very  sparse  throughout  the game and they are VERY useful  versus the  fourth
    boss (once you have the MATCHLOCK). Now, head back to the main Keep room (where
    you first came in from). Go for the savepoint which is in a room called "Sentry
    Point".  Save your game in  here and enhance if you  need to.  Enhance the wind
    orb (recommended).  Now,  head  back out and enter  the gray door  you  ignored
    earlier in the game.  It's in the same room. Step through it.  Kill the enemies
    that get in  your way.  They'll keep  spawning for a period of  time then stop.
    This is a very good time to gain more red souls.  Go all  the way to the end of
    the hall and pull out your RAIZAN. Unlock the door with it and step through it.
    
    Continue along the path until  you reach a dead end.  You'll find an altar with
    all orbs of all the three  elements.  Equip all three of your  swords (one at a
    time) and examine the altar so that it'll clear  up a path.  Go downstairs  and
    you'll be in underground of the Keep.
    
    It's onto Part Three from here...
    
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                               [ Part Three ]
                               
      
                                                                 KEEP (UNDERGROUND)
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    General Area Tip:  Be the first one to attack!  Block when necessary...
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    The path will continue until it  stops at a door with spirits guarding it.  You
    have to find the  PURIFIER BELL and  make them stop.  Now, you can't go through
    it no matter what so head for the path to the right.  Just keep advancing until
    you reach a door.  Enter it!  This is here's  what you call a  savepoint.  Save
    your game and enhance your items especially  the ARASHI.  In fact, only enhance
    the ARASHI.  Be sure to grab an herb from  the chest.  Continue along until you
    reach some tentacles blocking the path.  Hack through  it and suck up the souls
    they release.  In the next room, kill Reynaldo and grab the BYAKKO, GREEN BOOK,
    and ORANGE BOOK.  Enter the next door and  you'll be in a narrow hallway.  Kill
    more Reynaldos.  Round the corner until you reach a gray double door.  Enter it
    and you'll see (cows?) hanging from the  ceiling.  Head to your  right and grab
    the KEEP UNDERGROUND MAP from  the  treasure box.  Hack away at the weight  and
    balance causing the other side to raise revealing an item. Go over to the other
    side and grab the ROSARY OF COMMUNION.  This will allow you to talk to spirits.
    Exit the room and look for the other gray door.  Again, fight more Reynaldos on
    the way. After entering the gray door, you'll find yourself in a room with blue
    candles on both sides and a treasure chest at the end. It contains the PURIFIER
    BELL you needed.  After grabbing it, you'll trigger a trap.  Carefully navigate
    to  the door  and make sure  that you won't get hit by the  razor-sharp blades.
    There are three of them.
    
    Head back out to the door that was guarded by  spirits.  Use the bell there and
    advance.  In this hallway, there are several tall  samaurais encased in  glass.
    Guess what's going to happen.  Yep, three of them will bust through their cases
    and go for little Sam.  Finish them off.  Block from time time and mash buttons
    when you are grabbed.  After that, round the  corner and go all the way  to the
    end and grab the FLOURITE on the left.  Head back  to the door you see right at
    the turn and enter it.  You need a BLUE KEY for the double door. Enter the door
    aforementioned.  Ignore the green door for now.  Round the corner and kill more
    Reynaldos.  At the end is a WHITE BOOK and an HERB from the treasure box.  Now,
    go back to the door protected with green magic. Hope you enhanced the ARASHI as
    recommended.  If not, kill more baddies and suck up more souls. OK, once inside
    this door, go to the end  and you'll see a  dead guy with a  cloud on his head.
    If you have the ROSARY OF COMMUNION, try talking to him. He'll tell you about a
    monkey.  What monkey?!  Grab the BYAKKO and  APOCOLYPSE #1.  Now try  the trick
    treasure chest.
    
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                         Puzzle:  TRICK TREASURE CHEST #3
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    The reward is a blue key. Now, let's try it!  Turn these in order: middle once,
    right once, left once.  Voila!
    
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    Once that is done, go to the door and  grab a FLOURITE from the iron maiden  to
    the right of  the door.  With the  BLUE KEY in your possession, go back  to the
    double  door  outside (right across  from where  you found the other FLOURITE).
    Watch the cutscene and you'll control Kaede.
    
    It's onto Part Four from here...
    
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                               [ Part Four ]
                               
    
                                                         KEEP AND WEST AREA (KAEDE)
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    General Area Tip:  Since you don't get  any souls  from killing  baddies,  it's
    best if you just run and fight ONLY when trapped.
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    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    ~       As Kaede        ~
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    
    Try to exit the room from where you are and you'll see a cutscene of a soldier.
    He'll give you the RED KEY.  Now, it's you job  to get to the prison.  Head out
    to the courtyard and enter the green  door.  Just avoid the blue ninjas and use
    RED KEY on the wooden door.  Keep advancing and don't worry about the monsters.
    Fight only when you're trapped.  Continue until you're in an archery range with
    a soldier trying to defend himself. Kill the demon he's fighting with and avoid
    the archers.  After he's  done for, go up and kill  the archers.  You'll hear a
    sigh.  Go back down and claim your prize.  It's a  SOUL ABSORBER.  Only Sam can
    use  this.  Now, don't  go up the ladder yet.  Go through  the door  before the
    ladder.  You'll be in a garden with  crickets.  Avoid the blue ninjas and enter
    the next  door.  Be sure to  grab the KUNAIS laying  the grass.  In this  room,
    there is a save point and treasure box.  You have to decode this  puzzle to get
    a MAGIC JEWEL.
    
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                         Puzzle:  OGRES CLAN MEETING PLACE
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    Enter the  following to claim  the  prize: 5th choice, 7th choice,  2nd choice.
    
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    With the jewel in your possession, go for the next door. In this room, there is
    a gate that  requires the GOLD  and SILVER  plate to unlock.  You   don't  have
    those yet.  Grab the shiny  thing in front of  the soldier.  It's a  GEAR.
    
    Head back to the archery range and climb the ladder. You should be on a catwalk
    overlooking the yard.  Take the  iron door.  Take the next  ladder down.  There
    is a door protected by red magic  that Kaede can't open.  Ignore  it and go for
    the save point.  Save your game here.  Open the  treasure box for the WEST AREA
    MAP.  Use the SHINOBI KIT on the next door to the left of the magic mirror.  In
    this  corridor, you have to go through  a lot of demons.  You can either  avoid
    them or hack away, it's up to you.  At the end of the path, it will branch into
    two.  To the right  is a door and to the left is  another door.  Take the  left
    door.  Have Kaede turn to your right and grab an HERB from the  hidden treasure
    chest.  Go for  the other treasure chest  for the JOURNAL NO. 5.  Then get  the
    SUZAKU on the shelf in the corner.  Now, examine the cupboard to your right and
    it will reveal a gear box.  Use the GEAR here and  pull the string.  This  will
    reveal a secret passage.  Go in and grab a FLOURITE from the buddha statue. You
    might want to open that  treasure chest.  Yep.  You now have the  SILVER PLATE.
    Next grab teh BYAKKO  right next to it.  Check your files.  You should have all
    the vols. of  BYAKKO by now.  Exit the room entirely  and go for the other door
    in the corridor that you didn't take.  You should be in a run with three giant,
    fire-breathing  furnaces.  Don't let the  fire  tag you.  Go for  the top  left
    and examine the tab. Pull on it and the door on the top right corner will open.
    You  must run for the  door before it closes while  avoiding the fire.  You may
    have to try  it again.  But when you get  inside, pull  the TAB to  open it for
    good!  Grab  the GOLD PLATE from the wall and  destroy the crates to  reveal an
    HERB in the corner.  Grab it and get out.  Go back to the food storage room and
    save your game.
    
    Now, head all  the way back to the gate that  required the two  plates to open.
    Yes, you have them!  Use the GOLD PLATE  on the left and the SILVER one  on the
    right.  Go  through the door and you  should be in a burning hallway.  Yes, the
    fire can hurt you so be careful.  Go for the door immediately to the right.  In
    here, there's a  FLOURITE next to the  staircase.  Go upstairs and you'll see a
    trick treasure box.
    
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                          Puzzle:  TRICK TREASURE BOX #4
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    Turn these in order: middle once, right twice, then left twice.  Voila!  You'll
    get the SACRED  KNIFE, which  is the strongest  you can get  for Kaede.
    
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    Return downstairs and exit to go to the burning hallway.  There are some demons
    in the way. Wait for them to come to you.  They'll most likely step in the fire
    and kill themselves. Head all the way to the end of the hallway until you reach
    a room with several jars in it.  A blue ninja will jump out and greet you. Take
    care of him and break open the jars to reveal a treasure chest. Get some KUNAIS
    from  here and grab  the GENBU on the bench next to  the chest.  Go back to the
    entrance where you first came in from.  Immediately  to the left is a staircase
    leading down to the basement. Keep moving forward until you see some tentacles.
    Hack through them and keep  moving until you see a  violet cell.  Examine it to
    watch a cutscene.  It's  princess Yuki!  Unfortunately, Guildenstern drags  her
    away and leaves you a present. This is not a boss fight.  It's just another one
    of his sick creations.  It has the ability to cloak and can hit you hard if you
    let  him.  Fortunately  all of  his attacks can  easily be blocked.  Just  keep
    blocking and WAIT for him to take a swing at you. Counter him. Watch a cutscene
    and you'll switch over to Sam.
    
    It's onto Part Five from here...
    
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                               [ Part Five ]
                               
                               
                                                  SAMANOSUKE RETURNS / WATER GARDEN
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    General Area Tip: Don't waste your magic.Save it for bigger and harder enemies.
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    *$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*
    $     As Samanosuke     $
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    Sam wakes up in a damp, dark place. Press on forward until you see a savepoint.
    Use your  jewels here and grab the MEDICINE  from the chest  right next  to the
    savepoint.  Enhance your items and weapons and save your game.  Once all that's
    done, keep moving forward for a boss fight.
    
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    Remember the guy who racked Kaede?  Yeah, well.  He's back and wants a piece of
    good Sam. This boss is perhaps easy because you know yourself too well. He will
    block virtually all of your attacks.  And so should you. Keep holding the block
    button and wait.  When you see his arm glow, use  your best magic attacks.  The
    RAIZAN works well.  Remember to switch swords when one runs out of magic.  Suck
    up the blue souls  that escape from  the wall from time to  time but be careful
    not to  let him  tag you when you're  absorbin'.  You *should* come  out of the
    battle with none of your powerups used.Suck up the souls that was once Stylado.
    
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    When  you defeat him, the  path that was once blocked by a  red forcefield will
    give away.  But, you  should go back to the  savepoint and save.  Now, head for
    the opening.  Follow the path until you  reach two treasure chests.  The one on
    right contains  the EVIL PLATE.  The one on the  left contains the ladder.  No,
    it's not a trick box although it does look  like one.  Turn left and walk until
    the path  ends.  This here's  a well.  If you  accidently  cut the rope  in the
    beginning of the game, you can grab the jewel here.  Use it.  Use the ladder at
    the end of the platform.  Climb up.
    
    ** Note: If you need to get anything, this is the time to do it.  Because after
    stepping through the evil door,  several  paths of the Keep will be  destroyed.
    
    You're back at the keep.  Go to the door  with the weird, blue lock on it.  Use
    the EVIL PLATE.  The door will unlock and you can go through.  Watch the really
    cool FMV cutscene and you'll meet up with Kaede. Unfortunately, the door to the
    Realm of Evil is sealed with a red plate.  You can't do anything right now.  Go
    to the main keep room and head for  the savepoint.  The weird, cocoon man  will
    drop down and invites you to  the Dark Realm (look in the Dark Realm section of
    this FAQ).  If you have at least 4 MEDICINE and 2-3 HERBS, you're in good shape
    for the Dark Realm.  The last boss will be MUCH easier if you go through the DR
    and  get the special item  that will help you get the Bishamon  Sword, which is
    the  strongest weapon  in the game.  Anyways, save your  game at the savepoint.
    Enhance the SHIDEN and KOUEN and any  available souls will go to your herbs and
    arrows.
    
    It's you objective to find a way to destroy the plate which is sealing the Evil
    Realm's  entrance.  Head out the Keep and go through  the green door.  Kill the
    baddies and enter the next door.  Equip your  bow with fire arrows (if any) and
    aim at the guys on the roof.  These archers  can hurt.  And note that you can't
    block when your  bow is equipped.  When you see  ninjas, immediately equip your
    ENRYUU and take them out. Now with those done, look for a double door protected
    3 blue magic.  If your SHIDEN is not high enough, go kill  baddies and  enhance
    it to Level 3.  If it is, have your RAIZAN drawn and go in.
    
    Directly to your right is a soul shrine.  Go in front of it and hold () to suck
    up  some souls.  There is a statue in the  corner that is missing a head.  Grab
    the VISION STAFF from the treasure box and  the GENBU on the table.  Leave  the
    room.  With the VISION STAFF in your possession, you'll have a much easier time
    looking for FLOURITES. As you leave, there is a FLOURITE just next to the door.
    Grab it and keep  advancing until  you reach the  archery range.  On your  way,
    there is a well to the left.  You can go  down and meet the cocoon man to go to
    the DR here.  At the archery range, there are some baddies.  Kill them and head
    for the ladder.  Climb up and traverse the catwalk for the door. Enter the door
    and climb down the other ladder.  You should be in a save room.  Save your game
    and enhance the KOUEN. You need it at level three. Now, remember the triple red
    door that Kaede ignored earlier?  The one to the right of the ladder?  Yes, you
    can open it  with the ENRYUU drawn.  Follow the dirty path until  you see  some
    demon soldiers. They can easily be killed by slashing the catapult. After doing
    that, there is a FLOURITE that used to be underneath the catapult.  Grab it and
    go for the  door that you see.  Be ready for a  mini-boss fight.  Sam, meet the
    bad boys from down under.  No, they're not  Australian...Whatever!  The easiest
    way to kill them is by using magic. Equip your SHIPPUU and unleash on the small
    demons.  Finish them off with teh ENRYUU.  Then, go for the big meanie with the
    RAIZAN. These guys can sting like a bitch.  Be careful.  After you defeat them,
    explore the yard for three items: the STATUE HEAD, the BULLETS, and the DECORA-
    TED SWORD.  Now, remember the  statue with  no head?  Go back there and use the
    STATUE  HEAD on the statue.  This will  allow you to get the  MATCHLOCK.  After
    getting the gun, equip your bow and exit the room. Take out the demons that are
    trying to snipe your head off.
    
    Remember the gray door that was barred shut in the beginning of the game? Well,
    go back there.  On  your way, there is a FLOURITE on  the ground.  Grab it  and
    leave. Anyways, when you get near the door, there will be a cutscene.  Kill the
    monsters and help out the soldier.  Go in the newly cleared up path and use the
    DECORATED SWORD on the plate.  Step through it  and you're in the Water Garden.
    Just follow the main path until you reach a door with 2 wind crystals. When the
    path branches left, do not go to it.  Only Kaede can open the  door at the end.
    Equip your SHIPPUU  to open the door.  On the next path, if you  head straight,
    you will reach a  dead end.  *At the dead end, hit  X and it will say something
    about a bridge you can use if you had the right tool. Switch  to your MATCHLOCK
    with BURST BULLET, stand back and fire.  Voila!  The bridge is released and you
    can cross. Look for a chest and grab the bullets from it. Slash this and VOILA!
    Another TALISMAN. Head back out way before you found the secret bridge. Go left
    until you reach a door.  Rip the JOURNAL NO. 6. off the door and go through the
    door.  On  the next bridge, you encounter  some demons. Kill them and  continue
    past  the building until  you reach a  shack at the  end of the pier.  Grab the
    BULLETS from  the chest and  the GENBU on the shelf.  Exit this building and be
    ready  to kill  some more demons.  Go in the  next building  and grab some more
    BULLETS.  Move  up the  ramp  all  the way  to the roof. Ignore  the slow  dark
    armored demons and go for the  archers. They hurt more.  On the  roof, look for
    your 13th FLOURITE, a MAGIC JEWEL, and  a SOUL ABSORBER.  Use the JEWEL immedi-
    ately. After  getting the  three items, head  all theway  down the ramp  again.
    
    * Addition by: Joe Reichard [jrtrio@twave.net]
    
    Use the SHIPPUU to  open the door  behind the ramp.  Kill some more  ninjas out
    here and head to the left.  Take the door. In the next area is a cloaking demon
    that you need to defeat.  Use the  same strategy is  with Kaede.  Block, block,
    block!  After  taking them all down, go  for the  soul shrine  to suck up  some
    souls.  Keep advancing until you see a water fall  and a bridge.  There are two
    dark armored samaurais lurking around.  One is directly in front of you and the
    other one is on the  other side of the bridge.  Now, walk  to the middle of the
    bridge and lure him across.  When he walks towards you,  run back and slash the
    ropes.  Be sure to suck up his souls.  Take care of the other one.  After that,
    head behind the waterfall for a puzzle.
    
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                          Puzzle:  TRICK TREASURE BOX #5
    ===============================================================================
    
    This one's probably the hardest of all the trick treasure boxes.  Turn these in
    order: lower left once, upper right once,lower right once, lower left set once,
    then lower right once.  Ka-ching!  The Great Armor. Equip it immediately.
    
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    Now, head for the door to your left from here. You should be in a magic  mirror
    room.  Grab the medicine from the chest and go for the other chest for a jewel.
    
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                       Puzzle:  SOUL CONTAINER FOR THE GAUNTLET
    ===============================================================================
    
    This puzzle asks you what container  is used to  fill the gauntlet  with souls.
    The answer is  the "Dragon Orb".  Choose the 3rd and  6th choice and press  OK.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Save your game and head downstairs. You can't open the door that you see.  Only
    Kaede can. Grab another FLOURITE here. Board the boat and get to the other side
    of the  turret.  Enter the door.  Go all the way to the  end and you'll find an
    altar.  Grab the GREAT BOW. Watch the cutscene and you'll switch over to  Kaede.
    
    It's onto Part Six from here...
    
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                               [ Part Six ]
                               
                               
                                                               WATER GARDEN (KAEDE)
    ===============================================================================
    General Area Tip:  Again, avoid the monsters to save powerups.
    ===============================================================================
    
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    ~       As Kaede        ~
    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
    
    Kill the monster and head forward. Immediately when the path branches off, take
    the path to the left.  Pick the lock at the end  and go through the door.  Keep
    moving and turn right.  Head in through the double door.  Inside, grab the HERB
    in the right corner of the room and a FLOURITE by the door.  Move in deeper and
    slash through some urns to clear  up a path.  Get the Apocolypse #2.  Leave the
    this room and continue along the  main path.  Avoid the monsters that crawl  up
    from the water. Take the door and you'll find yourself on the same path as Sam.
    Go for the waterfall, avoiding monsters on  the way.  Now, go to the other side
    and go in the room with the magic mirror.  Save your game.  Enter the next door
    using the SHINOBI KIT.
    
    The next room is  guarded by several demons.  Avoid  them and enter the door at
    the end.  Slash the screen and grab the arrows from the chest. Avoid the demons
    once again and  go for the door.  You'll find yourself  in a U-shaped room with
    more demons.  Smash the urns and get  the KUNAIS.  Follow the path to the right
    and enter the door.  It's a magic  mirror room.  Climb up the ladder and  get a
    FLOURITE.  It's hidden under  some  crates.  Also, grab the GENBU in the corner
    and some HERBs.
    
    Climb back down and go for the double doors at the end.  Be ready to hold block
    because there are archers at the end. Run down there and kill them if you want.
    Turn  left (ignore the double  door for now) and enter the next  door.  Grab an
    HERB, a FLOURITE, and a Suzaku.  Go up the  ladder and round the corner for the
    final trick treasure box.
    
    ===============================================================================
                           Puzzle:  TRICK TREASURE BOX #6
    ===============================================================================
    
    Turn these in order: left twice, middle once,  and right twice.  Voila!  You'll
    get the DECORATED ARROW as a reward.
    
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    With this in your possession head for the ladder  climb down.  Avoid the ninja.
    Exit the  room and enter the double door  you ignored earlier.  You should  see
    the Statue of the East.  Run around behind the  statue and switch the DECORATED
    ARROW with the GREAT ARROW.  Get the GREEN KEY from the chest.  Leave the room.
    
    Go to the other end of the  U-shaped room and use the  GREEN KEY on  the  door.
    Go down the ladder and board the boat.  Examine the door  and watch a cutscene.
    Hmm, looks like Sam's in trouble.  And is that?  WASP!!! is coming...
    
    *$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*
    $     As Samanosuke     $
    *$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*$*
    
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                               BOSS FIGHT #4: HECUBA
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    She's not so  tough.  You can block most  of her attacks.  She is airborne  and
    sometimes will drop down and try  to take a hit at you.  She will  also command
    some drones up to get a hit at you.  They are easy.  Just switch to the SHIPPUU
    and  unleash the magic attack on  them.  Immediately after you do  this, switch
    to the MATCHLOCK with burst bullets and pump some lead into her. Clear out more
    drones, fire.  Reapeat.  You should also block  from time to time.  The  battle
    should end with you fairly intact.
    
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    Watch the cutscene.  Kaede will tell  you she'd set some explosives.  It's time
    to ditch the place. Another cutscene will begin with you in the weapons storage
    room.  Go back out  to the savepoint "Sentry Room".  Save your game.  You're at
    the final parts of the game...the Realm of Evil.
    
    It's onto Part Seven from here...
    
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                               [ Part Seven ]
                               
                               
                                                                      REALM OF EVIL
    ===============================================================================
    General Area Tip:  Hope you have fast fingers!
    ===============================================================================
    
    If you haven't gone through the Dark Realm, now's  the time to do it.  The last
    boss will be  MUCH easier with  the Bishamon Sword.  Obtainable by getting  the
    BISHAMON OCARINA.  And you get that by going  through all 20 levels of the Dark
    Realm.  If you're  just a  sissy, head for  the Evil Realm's  entrance that was
    sealed by a red plate.  Use the GREAT BOW here to destroy the plate.  Enter....
    Once inside, you'll see a cutscene with Guildenstern.  He insists that you will
    ultimately  fail and  leaves you a present.  It's an  enhanced Marcellus!  This
    time, he's stronger and meaner than before.
    
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                    BOSS FIGHT #6:  MARCELLUS (SECOND ENCOUNTER)
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    Keep your finger on the block  button.  The strategy for him is almost the same
    as  with Stylado: block, counter  with magic.  Unleash all three of your  magic
    on him.  After enough damage, he will drop his sword  and shield and will  grow
    blades out of both his right and left  hands.  Ohh, scary.  Neh...you can block
    ALL of his attacks. Same as before, block and then counter.  Don't worry if you
    get your ass severly kicked. You still have a chance if you still have at least
    one HERB and a MEDICINE.
    
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    Once he's defeated,go back for the door and grab the MEDICINE from the treasure
    chest.  You can't  miss it.  With this in your  possession, keep advancing.  In
    next  room, you'll  find a fountain in the middle and a  savepoint at  the end.
    But first, notice the fingers on the wall?  If you managed to go through all 20
    levels in the Dark Realm, play the Bishamon Ocarina here. The fingers will curl
    up allowing  you  to pass  through.  Go  through!  You should  see a  skeleton.
    Examine it  and...wow, a sword!!!  SCHWEEET!  This is the most  powerful weapon
    in the game.  It kills any non-boss enemy with one  swipe.  HALELUJA!  Anyways,
    go back outside and save your game at the savepoint.  Enhance all your HERBS to
    MEDICINE!  Also, go for  fire  arrows and  burst bullets.  Next, grab the  DARK
    REALM MAP and head through the door. You'll find yourself in a downward spiral.
    Just continue straight, fighting enemies along  the way.  Grab two MEDICINES at
    the end and  turn left.  Enter the big door  and watch a really  cool cutscene.
    Engage Fortinbras.
    
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                         FINAL CONFRONTATION: FORTINBRAS
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    Ohh, you bet it.  This guy is a tough MF.  But, if you have the BISHAMON SWORD,
    it's a piece of cake!
    
    ==>If you got the Bishamon Sword<==
    
    Get in close and just slash him for good!  The /_\ button attack is the strong-
    est.  When you  see purple dots  hovering over you,  it's time to back off  and
    hold block.  You might also want to evade  his laser eyes.  After this, go back
    in and cut him up  more.  !!IMPORTANT!!  Whenever you see Sam got grabbed, MASH
    those  buttons  like crazy or else you'll die.  About 20  slashes  would do it.
    
    ==>If you're just a sissy<==
    
    Taking on Fortinbras without the Bishamon sword is not  an easy task.  Just get
    in close  and pound him with  magic.  Switch between swords.  Evade the  purple
    dots same  as above.  Go back in and pound him  some more.  Repeat.  Also, MASH
    buttons to avoid the insta-kill.  If you run out of magic for all three blades,
    switch to the MATCHLOCK and pump some lead into him. If you run out of ammo, go
    for the bow.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Congratulations! You've completed the game. Watch the a  really cool ending and
    an epilouqe.  Play it again if you've missed some FLOURITES.  And...try to  get
    a better grade this time.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ===============================================================================
    ------------------------------ [ Dark Realm ] ---------------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    The Dark Realm consists of 20 levels  filled with enemies and  little powerups.
    You can also find some FLOURITES in here, vital if you wish to get play the Oni
    Spirits mini-game.  Explained later in this FAQ. Here are all twenty levels and
    what to expect on them. If you manage to go through all twenty levels, you will
    get the BISHAMON OCARINA as the fruit of your labor. This ocarina has the power
    to  unlock a  door which leads  to the BISHAMON  SWORD, which is the  strongest
    weapon in the game.
    
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    **  ---------------------------------------------------------------------  **
    **  |  LEVEL:            ENEMIES:                     ITEM:               |  **
    **  |                                                                     |  **
    **  |  One...............Demon Soldier................N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Two...............Blue Ninjas..................N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Three.............Demon Soldier, Samaurai......N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Four..............Samurais.....................N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Five..............Samurai, Blue Ninjas.........N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Six...............Spike Demons.................Flourite            |  **
    **  |  Seven.............Insectoids...................N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Eight.............Spike Demons, Skulls.........N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Nine..............Spike Demons, Big SD.........Medicine            |  **
    **  |  Ten...............Big SD, Skulls...............N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Eleven............Reynaldos....................Flourite            |  **
    **  |  Twelve............Reynaldos, Skulls............N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Thirteen..........Reynaldos, Insectoids........Talisman            |  **
    **  |  Fourteen..........Chameleon....................Herb                |  **
    **  |  Fifteen...........Reynaldos, Chameleon.........Soul Absorber       |  **
    **  |  Sixteen...........Black Ninjas.................Herb                |  **
    **  |  Seventeen.........Dark samurai, samurai........Flourite            |  **
    **  |  Eighteen..........Chameleon, Black Ninjas......Herb                |  **
    **  |  Nineteen..........Dark samurai, Black Ninja....N/A                 |  **
    **  |  Twenty............Chameleon, Big SD............Bishamon Ocarina    |  **
    **  ---------------------------------------------------------------------  **
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Information from IGN GUIDES
    
    ===============================================================================
    --------------------------------- [ Files ] -----------------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    Onimusha is  loaded  with files that give  hints to the storyline and  upcoming
    puzzles.  Getting all of them is quiet an amazing feat.
    
     1) Yuki's Letter - A letter from Yuki to Samanosuke.
     2) Instructions - How to use the gauntlet.
     3) Sougen's Note - Advice from Sougen.
     4) Journal #1 - Saimyou's journal.
     5) Journal #2 - Saimyou's journal.
     6) Journal #3 - Saimyou's journal.
     7) Journal #4 - Saimyou's journal.
     8) Journal #5 - Saimyou's journal.
     9) Journal #6 - Saimyou's journal.
    10) Blue Book - Resurrection of Nobunaga.
    11) Red Book - Humans depend on demons.
    12) Green Book - Mystery of the Dark Ceremony.
    13) Orange Book - Nubunaga's contract with the demons.
    14) White Book - How demons are categorized.
    15) Apocalypse #1 - A woman sacrifice for the Dark Ceremony.
    16) Apocalypse #2 - How the Demon King is created.
    18) Seiryu Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 - Ogre Clan's gift for a man.
    19) Suzaku Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 - Creation of the gauntlet to destroy the demons.
    20) Byakko Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 - Ogre Clan's meeting place.
    21) Genbu Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 - The Dragon Orb.
    
    ===============================================================================
    ---------------------------- [ Flourite Locations ] ---------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    Scattered throughout  the game are  special rocks  called "flourites".  Finding
    them is rather difficult by great  rewards await.  If you manage to find all 20
    of  them, a mini-game  called "Oni Sprits" can be  unlocked.  Look  in the "Oni
    Spirits" section for more details.
    
     - In the  small shelves in  the same  room where you found the  first  Seiryu.
    
     - Just after the first boss fight, break some urns and search  the floor under
       them for a flourite.
    
     - In the Keep after running into Kaede with Yumemaru, you will find a flourite
       in a small cupboard above the treasure box near the stairs.
    
     - Go to the upstairs level of the Keep,and pass through the room just past the
       red  magic door  on  the catwalk. Step  through  the  next  room to find the
       flourite under the stairs, near the treasure box containing the arrows.
    
     - Go to the  upper reaches of the Keep. You will find  a flourite  across from
       Volume Two of  the Seiryu, just after  the cutscenewhere Kinoshita takes off
       the building.
    
     - In Keep Underground.  Right across from the door that requires the Blue Key.
       It's in the corner by the last samurai.
    
     - In  the same  room where  you found the  Blue Key.  It's right  by the door.
    
     - Enter the secret room  using the Gear.  A flourite is on  the buddha statue.
    
     - Step  into the burning  room with Kaede.  Go in  the door to the right.  You
       should be in a room with a narrow staircase.  Next to the staircase are some
       barrels where a flourite can be found.
    
     - After obtaining the Vision Staff,a flourite can be seen blinking outside the
       door of the room containing the Statue of the West.
    
     - Go to the West Area. There is a flourite on the hill under the catapult just
       outside the castle.
    
     - Go to the West Area. This is a flourite blinking  in the path on your way to
       the room with the statue where you got the Matchlock.
    
     - In the East Area when playing as Samanosuke.  Ascend  the big ramp up to the
       roof with the big bell.  A flourite is just around the bell.
    
     - Playing as Samanosuke in the East  Area.  A flourite is on the pier prior to
       boarding the boat.
    
     - When playing  as Kaede in the East, go  to the room with  the Statue  of the
       East.  There is a flourite right by the door.
    
     - When playing as Kaede in the East  Area, climb a  ladder in the bridge house
       magic mirror room. Destroy the crates here to find another Flourite.
    
     - When playing as Kaede, go to the room where you  find the last volume of the
       Suzaku.  There is a flourite hidden in the same room.
     
     - Sixth level of the Dark Realm.
    
     - Eleventh level of the Dark Realm.
    
     - Seventeenth level of the Dark Realm.
     
    ===============================================================================
    ------------------------------- [ Oni Spirits ] -------------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    As if finding  the flourites was  not hard  enough!  After getting  all 20, the
    game will have you play sort of a "speed trial" mini-game called "Oni Spirits".
    The mini-game consists of 12 levels in which the last levels are very challeng-
    ing.  Completing all 12 levels  will heap great rewards.  By doing so, you will
    unlock an  arsenal of goodies  to play in a  new game.  These include unlimited
    magic and the  Bishamon Sword!  So, unlocking anything else in  the game should
    be a piece of cake.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    **  ---------------------------------------------------------------------  **
    **  |  LEVEL 1                         |  LEVEL 2                         |  **
    **  |                                  |                                  |  **
    **  |  Release Oni: 28                 |  Release Oni: 34                 |  **      
    **  |  Break Vases: 20                 |  Break Vases: 20                 |  **
    **  |  Enemies: Demon Soldier          |  Enemies: 2 Demon Soldiers       |  **
    **  |  Items: Herb                     |  Items: Thunder Orb, Bullets     |  **
    **  |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|  **
    **  |  LEVEL 3                         |  LEVEL 4                         |  **
    **  |                                  |                                  |  **
    **  |  Release Oni: 39                 |  Release Oni: 38                 |  **
    **  |  Break Vases: 26                 |  Break Vases: 26                 |  **
    **  |  Enemies: Samurai, Skulls        |  Enemies: 2 Blue Ninjas          |  **
    **  |  Items: Matchlock                |  Items: Fire Orb, Bullets        |  **
    **  |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|  **
    **  |  LEVEL 5                         |  LEVEL 6                         |  **
    **  |                                  |                                  |  **
    **  |  Release Oni: 36                 |  Release Oni: 6                  |  **
    **  |  Break Vases: 28                 |  Break Vases: 6                  |  **
    **  |  Enemies: 2 Samurais, Skulls     |  Enemies: 2 Demon Soldiers       |  **
    **  |  Items: Bullets                  |  Items: Herb                     |  **
    **  |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|  **
    **  |  LEVEL 7                         |  LEVEL 8                         |  **
    **  |                                  |                                  |  **
    **  |  Release Oni: 39                 |  Release Oni: 42                 |  **
    **  |  Break Vases: 32                 |  Break Vases: 36                 |  **
    **  |  Enemies: 2 Samurais, Skulls     |  Enemies: Re-spawning Spike Dmns.|  **
    **  |  Items: Wind Orb                 |  Items: Burst Bullets, Holy Armr.|  **
    **  |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|  **
    **  |  LEVEL 9                         |  LEVEL 10                        |  **
    **  |                                  |                                  |  **
    **  |  Release Oni: 42                 |  Release Oni: 6                  |  **
    **  |  Break Vases: 36                 |  Break Vases: 6                  |  **
    **  |  Enemies: Big SD, 2 Skulls       |  Enemies: Samaurai, 2 Blue Nnja. |  **
    **  |  Items: Burst Bullets            |  Items: Herb                     |  **
    **  |----------------------------------|----------------------------------|  **
    **  |  LEVEL 11                        |  LEVEL 12                        |  **
    **  |                                  |                                  |  **
    **  |  Release Oni: 40                 |  Release Oni: 44                 |  **
    **  |  Break Vases: 30                 |  Break Vases: 36                 |  **
    **  |  Enemies: 2 Blue Nnja., Samurai  |  Enemies: Spike Demons, Red SD   |  **
    **  |  Items: None                     |  Items: None                     |  **
    **  ---------------------------------------------------------------------  **
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Information From IGN GUIDES
    
    ===============================================================================
    --------------------------- [ Ending / Epilogue ] -----------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    Unlike my other FAQ, Fear Effect 2,I'll really reveal the ending this time. But
    I must warn you. If you haven't seen it, PLEASE STOP NOW!  I am not responsible
    for any pain and suffering this may cause.
    
    +  ENDING
    
        - Sam puts away his sword and runs for Princess Yuki.
        - Kaede  runs in  and cut  away the  tentacles  holding  Princess  Yuki and
          Yumemaru.
        - The three runs out with Sam behind.
        - Fortinbras wakes up and grabs Sam, crushin his insides.
        - Sam spits out blood.  The blood got on the gauntlet.
        - Princess Yuki runs for Sam but was stopped by Kaede.
        - The whole place was falling apart.
        - The gauntlet  transforms  Sam into  a super samaurai warrior who yields a
          glowing sword.
        - Fortinbras go  for Sam.  Sam  holds his sword in  the way, cutting up the
          Demon King.
        - Fortinbras dies...Sam is now in his human form.
        - As for Nobunaga, he stands on Fortinbras' body and stares at Sam.
        - The two stares at each other.
     
    +  EPILOGUE
    
        - The Saito family's legacy was no more.
        - Princess Yuki  goes to stay  with her cousin but  left one month later to
          see the world.
        - Yumemaru, under Sam's advice, accompanies Yuki on her quest.
        - Kaede never stopped looking for Sam. She was hired by a war general.  She
          died 14 years later in a war...
        - As for Sam...no one knows what happened to him...
        
       * And then there's a scene where Sam stares at a rolling hill...
     
    OK, wasn't that fun?  I spoiled it  for everyone who reads this.  I feel really
    bad...God, please don't make me do this again!
    
    ===============================================================================
    --------------------------------- [ Reviews ] ---------------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    +  B1aCkHaZ3's OPINIONS 9.2/10 (*****)
    
       Onimusha was an awesome game during the long  drought of killer hits for the
       PlayStation 2.  This was the title everybody was waiting for.  Awesome story
       and it's fun at the same time. The game's only flaw is the sometime annoying
       freezes between pre-rendered screen.
       
       The engine  is very well defined  and deep.  A Samurai with swords  of three
       elements and has the ability to absorb his enemies' souls.  Now, that's what
       I call innovation!
       
       The  graphics are crisp  and beautiful.  I didn't  realize how  pre-rendered
       backgrounds can look so good! The frame-rate stays at a constant 60-FPS with
       no hints of slow-down whatsoever.
       
       However,people who want long games should look the other direction. Onimusha
       takes  only 2-3 hours  to beat for people who are  going through it for  the
       second  time.  But with a replay  value this high, I don't think  you'll  be
       complaining about the length any time soon.
       
       Bottom Line:  GET IT!  GET IT NOW!
       
    +  GAMING SITES'
    
        - IGN PS2 - http://ps2.ign.com/reviews/11520.html
        - Daily Radar - http://www.dailyradar.com/reviews/game_review_1313.html
        - Gamespot - http://www.zdnet.com/gamespot/filters/products/0,11114,198238,00.html
        
    ===============================================================================
    --------------------------- [ Cheats and Secrets ] ----------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    +  PANDA COSTUME & KAEDE'S ALTERNATE COSTUME
    
       Successfully complete  the game and save.  Choose to start a new game  and a
       "Samanosuke Normal/Extra" option will be  available. The extra  version will
       show Samanosuke in  a panda  costume with a  baby panda  in  a front  pocket
       clapping  his hands. The  panda suit will be shown  in most short clips  but
       not all FMV sequences.
       
       To  get Kaede's  alternate  costume, successfully complete  the game  with a
       perfect grade, S.
       
    +  ONIMUSHA 2 SPECIAL TRAILER
    
       Successfully  complete the game  with at least a Grade B.  "Special Trailer"
       will be available at the main title screen.
       
    +  ONI SPIRITS MINI-GAME
    
       Collect all  20 flourites  and Oni Spirits  will be available.  Complete the
       mini-game to unlock an arsenal of goodies to use in the next game.
       
    +  BISHAMON OCARINA
    
       Complete the Dark Realm mini-game and grab  the Bishamon Ocarina on level 20
       and exit.
       
    +  BISHAMON SWORD
    
       This legendary sword is  the strongest in the game.  To get it, complete the
       Dark Realm mini-game and get the  BISHAMON OCARINA.  Play the ocarina in the
       Evil Realm, in front of the dark door made up of bones.
       
    ===============================================================================
    ---------------------------- [ Gameshark 2 Codes ] ----------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    Master Code (Must Be On)
    EC8562A0 1456E60A
    
    Infinite Health
    4CBF06C8 1456E725
    
    Infinite Lightning Magic
    4CBF0192 1456E725
    
    Infinite Fire Magic
    4CBF0198 1456E725
    
    Infinite Wind Magic
    4CBF0196 1456E725
    
    Max Health
    4CBF06C2 1456E70D
    
    Max Magic
    4CBFF9E2 1456E70D
    
    Max Injected Souls
    4CBFFFE0 145699EE
    
    Max Enhancement Points
    4CBFFFDC 145699EE
    
    ===============================================================================
    --------------------------- [ Onimusha 2 Wishlist ] ---------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    I can only come up with these.  If you have a  wishlist of you own, please feel
    free to e-mail it to me.  Tell me whether  or not you want your name to be inc-
    luded...or petname.  Whichever one you prefer.
    
     - Polygonal background (i.e. no more pre-rendered)
     - Sometimes, the camera angle's a little awkward.  Fix that.
     - More elements.  Earth, water, dark, light, etc.
     - A longer storyline this time.
     - Have preferences of Onimusha 1 characters.  Just like the FF series!
     - The gauntlet rocks.  It needs to stay.
     - Harder bosses this time.  Yet, some of the current ones are just cheap.
     - Up with guns!  Include the musket this time.
     
                             
                             [ The Gamer's List ]
                             
                             
    +  JOE REICHARD'S LIST
       
        - Male character can jump like Kaede.  Or like in the Tenchu games.
    
      
    
    ** Note:  Yes, this is a real game for those of you who are wondering...
    
    ================================================================================
    ----------------- [ Credits/Acknowledgements/Special Thanks ] ------------------
    ================================================================================
    
    +  God, for my amazing FAQ-writing ability.
    
    +  My...mom.  Just for thanking her.
    
    +  CJayC and GameFAQs.com for being such a cool webmaster with a cool site.
    
    +  Capcom for developing and publishing such a great game!
    
    +  CheatCCC for the Gameshark codes.
    
    +  IGN GUIDES for lots of infos!  Thanks a lot.
    
    +  The people  on the IGN PS2  board.  You guys are the best.  Helped me with a
       lotta puzzles.
       
    +  Gamepro for all the mags you've been feeding me.
     
    +  Gamewinners for such an amazing cheat codes site.
    
    +  IGN PS2, simply the best PS2 dedicated site.
    
    +  Daily Radar for the best news on gaming.
    
    +  If  there's somebody  else I needed to  mention and your name's not on  this
       list, please e-mail me.  Apology in advance.
       
    ===============================================================================
    --------------------------- [ Contact Information ]----------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    I worked  hard on this FAQ.  It would be nice to receive  a letter or something
    thanking me.  Or if I did something illegal, hatemails are always welcome.  You
    can  contact  me  with  the  following  e-mail  address:  b1ackhaz3@ignmail.com
    
    ===============================================================================
    ------------------------------- [ Final Words ] -------------------------------
    ===============================================================================
    
    Well, wasn't that fun?  This is my second FAQ!  Yay.  And I finished it in like
    two days. That's really aweome of me. :)  As always, my eyes are hurting really
    bad. I should stop, you say?  Nah, I enjoy this. Perhaps, I'll do a CV: Perfect
    Edition FAQ next.  Yes, a FAQ is already on my HDD.
    
    Not much for a final words this time.I don't have anything to say that wouldn't
    be at the least funny and will get me laughed at.
    
    Now, let the mail roll in! I'm sure I made a whole bunch of mistakes but that's
    okay.  Really, I'm fine with it.
    
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