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                        *ASCII Artwork Courtesy: Atom Edge*
    
    
    
    
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    Written By: Swiftshark (Oliver Ferrier)
    Email: Jahinspire@hotmail.com
    Last Updated: April 20th 2003 (FINAL VERSION)
    Game Title: TENCHU: Wrath Of Heaven (A.K.A. Tenchu 3)
    Platform: Playstation 2 (NTSC Version)
    Creators: Activision, K2
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                           |  TABLE OF CONTENTS  | 
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                           1.  Copyright Information
                           2.  Update Information
                           3.  Introduction
                           4.  Controls
                               4.1 Moving
                               4.2 Jumping
                               4.3 Attacks
                               4.4 Stealth Moves
                               4.5 The Rest
                           5.  Characters
                               5.1 Rikimaru
                               5.2 Ayame
                               5.3 Tesshu
                           6.  Gameplay Overview
                           7.  Stealth Kills
                           8.  Special Abilities
                           9.  Weapons and Items
                           10. Basic Tips 
                           11. Walkthrough
                               11.1 Rikimaru's Missions 
                               11.2 Ayame's Missions 
                               11.3 Tesshu's Missions 
                               11.4 Bonus Missions 
                           12. Multi Player
                               12.1 Co-op Mode
                               12.2 Deathmatch Mode
                           13. Cheats 
                           14. Glitches and Cool Things To Do
                           15. Thanks/Credits
                           16. Closing Thoughts
    
    
    TIP: To quickly find a particular mission that you are having trouble with
         simply press "Ctrl + F" on your keyboard to bring up the "Find" box. Now 
         just type in the exact Title of the mission and you will be brought right 
         to it in the FAQ. Alternatively you can simply type in any of the Section 
         Titles as found in the Table of Contents.
    
    
    
    
    
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    This FAQ is the property of Oliver Ferrier (A.K.A Swiftshark) and is subject to all 
    applicable copyright laws. Anyone wanting to post this FAQ on any websites or other 
    form of publication must request permission in writing by emailing me at the address 
    found at the top of this document. Chances are that I will grant you permission 
    provided that you keep the FAQ in its complete form, you do not charge people for 
    accessing the FAQ and that you give me the proper credit for the FAQ. The most recent 
    version of this FAQ can always be found at Gamefaqs    
    
    Presently the only websites permitted to host this FAQ are:
    
    -www.Gamefaqs.com
    -www.Neoseeker.com
    -www.Tenchu.de
    -www.IGN.com
    -www.Gamersunderground.net
    
    If you are reading this Faq on any other site than those listed above then please 
    email me at Jahinspire@Hotmail.com and let me know. Thanks.
    
    
    
    
    
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    May 19th 2003: Made some formatting corrections to the FAQ and added the final
                   contributions and credits. Also added the final cheat codes that
                   were just recently released. That's it, FAQ complete!
    
    April 28th 2003: Fixed the section dividers and added a few more submissions 
                     And credits. Also added a complete "Enemy Listing". This FAQ
                     is now 100% complete unless something earth shattering is 
                     discovered. I will not be accepting anymore submissions for 
                     this FAQ.
    
    April 24th 2003: Completed the cutscene depictions for all of Ayame's missions
                     today and also finished Rikimaru's alternate cutscene 
                     depictions. All Cutscene depictions are now complete. I also
                     added quite a few things to the "Cool Things To Do" Section
                     as well as some new ASCII Title artwork thanks to Atom Edge.
                     Last but not least, I deleted several of the older update 
                     paragraphs as they are useless reading at this stage of the
                     FAQ. All that is left now is to see if some new cheats are
                     released or perhaps another glitch or two. For the rest this
                     FAQ is complete.
    
    April 20th 2003: Completed the majority of Rikimaru's cutscene depictions. 
                     Some of his alternate choices will be added in the next 
                     update along with all of Ayame's. Also completed all of
                     Tesshu's Cutscene Depictions thanks to Riki maru's 
                     assistance.
    
    April 16th 2003: Added several Glitches that were submitted and also completed 
                     the Weapons and Items Section. I also completed the cutscene 
                     depictions for Rikimaru's first 5 missions.
    
    April 13th 2003: Added numerous tidbits of information throughout the FAQ and 
                     added several new contributions and credits. Thank you to 
                     everyone who has sent in useful discoveries. The next and 
                     final few updates will have all of the cutscene information
                     added.
    
    April 9th 2003: Completed Tesshu's missions as well as the Bonus missions. The 
                    entire walkthrough is now complete. Also added some credits 
                    and other various tidbits here and there. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Welcome to my TENCHU 3: Wrath of Heaven "FAQ/Walkthrough". In this FAQ you 
    will be able to find a completely detailed walkthrough for each of the games three 
    characters as well as thorough information on every other aspect of the game. Beware 
    that due to the thoroughness of this guide YOU WILL FIND SPOILERS as I have covered 
    every aspect of the story. (If you wish not to read the plot spoilers then I have 
    indicated how to avoid them in the "Walkthrough Introductory" paragraph) 
    
    The goal of this walkthrough is to get you from the starting point to the 
    ending point along with gathering any special Items or Weapons that might be hidden 
    throughout any particular level. Keep in mind that there are more corridors and areas 
    for you to explore on your own but everything pertinent 
    will be found herein. You can also get information on Weapons and Items as 
    well as a brief description of each character's special abilities and moves. 
    For an in depth look at each of the various Stealth Kills please refer to the other 
    FAQ that I have written. More information on that will follow later. 
    
    If you must contact me then feel free to email me at the email address found 
    at the top of this document. If you don't receive a response please don't take it 
    personal, it may just take a while as I often work on various projects simultaneously. 
    
    Lastly, if you submit anything that gets added to this Guide then you shall receive 
    full and proper credit herein. If you discover any errors or omissions that I may 
    have made or if you find an easier way to do something or get somewhere then please 
    let me know. 
    
    NOTE: Garbage and Spam will be purged so make sure you type "TENCHU 3" 
          in the subject line.
    
    - PLEASE ONLY EMAIL ME WITH CONTRIBUTIONS OR QUESTIONS NOT FOUND IN ANY
      OTHER FAQ ON THIS SITE -  
    
    
    With that said enjoy the FAQ and the game!
    
    
    
    
       
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    Here is a breakdown of how the controller is configured, button controls as 
    well as explanations on how to execute the various moves, combos, attacks and other 
    functions. (You can change the configuration to your preferences in the "Options 
    Menu")
    
    
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        L2: Select Item   |                                 | R2: Camera Lock
        ________________  |                                 |  _____________
        L1: Look Around | |      Map     Pause/Tips         | |  R1: Stealth
                   _=====_       |           |          _=====_
                  / _____ \      |           |         / _____ \
                 .-'_____`-.-----|-----------|--------.-'_____`-.
      Grappling----|     |  `.   |  S O N Y  |      .'  |  |--------------Use Item
        Hook  / ___| /|\ |___ \  |           |     / ___| /_\ |___ \
             / |      |      | ; |__         |__  ; | _         _ | ;
      Select---| |<--- --->  | | |__|        |__| | ||_|-Attack(_)-------Block/Close
       Item  | |___   |   ___| ;SELECT       START; |___       ___| ;    Attack
             |\    | \|/ |    /  _     ___      _  \    |  X---Jump/|
      Health-------|_____|  .','" "', |___|  ,'" "',`.  |_____|  .' |
      Potion |   `-._____.-' /       \ANALOG/       \ `-._____.-'   |
             |               |       |_====_|       |               |
             |              /\       /      \       /\              |
             |             /  `.___.'        `.___.'  \             |
             |            /      |              |      \            |
              \          /       |              |       \          /
               \________/    Movements   Detonate Sticky \________/
                                         Bomb/Secondary Camera/Turn While Crouching
    
    Special Thanks to Peter (A.k.a "ADoomedMarine") for letting me use this ASCII artwork.
    
    
    
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    4.1  MOVING |
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    L3 Forward (slightly)...........Walk Forward
    L3 Forward......................Run Forward
    L3 Backward.....................Turn Around
    L3 Left.........................Turn Left
    L3 Right........................Turn Right
    R2 + L3 (Directional)...........Walk With Camera Locked Behind You
    R2, Forward + X.................Quick Dash Forward 
    R2, Backward + X................Quick Dash Backwards 
    R2, Left + X....................Quick Dash Left
    R2, Right + X...................Quick Dash Right
    R2 + R3 (Directional)...........Turn While Camera Is Locked Behind You
    
    NOTE: See "STEALTH MOVES" (Section 4.4) for more movements. Also the
          "Quick Dash" that was available in the Demo disc seems to have
          been removed in the Final Version. (That was the R2 + Press L3
          move) Too bad.
    
    
    
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    4.2 JUMPING |
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    X...............................Jump in place
    X, X............................Double Jump (Can be used with L3)
    X (x2) + X (Near Wall)..........Ricochet Jump
    R2 + X..........................Moonsault
    
    
    
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    4.3 ATTACKS |
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    Square..........................Slash
    Square (x2).....................Double Slash
    Square (x3).....................Three Slash Combo
    Square (x4).....................Four Slash Combo (Ayame Only)
    Square (Near Fallen Enemy)......Stab A Fallen Guard (Rikimaru Only)
    Square (Near Fallen Enemy)......Double Stab (Ayame Only)
    Square (Near Fallen Enemy)......Punch Chest (Tesshu Only) 
    R1 + Square.....................Crouching Uppercut Slash (Riki + Ayame)
    R1 + Square.....................Bulldozer Throw (Tesshu Only)
    R2, Away + Square...............Sledgehammer (Overhand) Slash
    R2, Forward + Square............Crouching Stab with Ankle Sweep
    X, Square.......................Downward Strike from Jumping
    Rotate L3 + Square..............Sweeping 360 Slash (Rikimaru Only)
    Rotate L3 + Square..............Handstand Scissor Kick (Ayame Only)
    Rotate L3 + Square..............Upper Straight Combo (Tesshu Only)
    Forward+Square(x2)+Hold Square..Energy Punch (Tesshu Only) 
    Left + Square...................Slash to the Left
    Right + Square..................Slash to the Right
    Forward, Forward + Square.......Thrusting Stab
    Square, Away + Square...........Slash followed by a 360 Leg Sweep
    Square (x3), Away + Square......Double Slash followed by a Heal Kick
    Circle (Close To Enemy).........Body Slam (Rikimaru Only)
    Circle (Close To Enemy).........Head Chop (Ayame Only)
    Circle (Close To Enemy).........Grab Collar and Head Butt (Tesshu)
    
    NOTE: Most of the attacks can be executed while holding "R2".
    
    TIP: To cancel a Combo midway through press "X" and move "L3" left or
         right.
    
    
    
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    4.4 STEALTH MOVES |
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    R1..............................Crouch/Lean Against Wall/Land Silently
    R1 + Forward (Crawlspace).......Crawl Through Crawlspace
    R1 + Forward....................Sneak Forward
    R1 + Backwards..................Sneak Backwards
    R1 + Left.......................Sneak Left
    R1 + Right......................Sneak Right
    R1 + X..........................Roll And Turn Around (Rolling 180)
    R1, X + Forward.................Roll Forward
    R1, X + Backward................Roll Backwards
    R1, X + Left....................Roll Left
    R1, X + Right...................Roll Right
    R1 + R3 (Directional)...........Stationary Turn While Crouching
    
    
    
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    4.5 THE REST |
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    Circle..........................Block / Close Attack / Cancel S.K. FMV
    Triangle........................Use Selected Item
    L1..............................Control Camera
    R2..............................Lock Camera Behind You  
    R2 + Backwards (Ledge)..........Drop into a hanging position
    R3 (Up, Down, Left, Right)......Control Secondary Camera
    Press R3........................Detonate Sticky Bomb
    Left on D-Pad (or L2)...........Scroll Left Through Item Inventory
    Right on D-Pad..................Scroll Right Through Item Inventory
    Up on D-Pad.....................Quick Select Grappling Hook
    Down on D-Pad...................Quick Select Healing Potion
    X (Near ledge or wall)..........Hang (Left or Right To Move)
    Select..........................View In Game Map
    Start...........................Pause, Show Goals and Tips / Skip FMV 
    L1+L2+R1+R2+Select+Start........Return To Title Screen (hold it for a few secs)
    
    NOTE: Kanji Move button combinations can be found in Sections 9 and 12 for
          each respective character.
    
    
    
    
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    In Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven you get to play as three separate characters. Initially 
    you have the option of selecting only between Rikimaru and Ayame but once you've 
    completed their 10 story missions you will unlock Tesshu who has 
    an additional 6 missions for you to play through. In this section you can get 
    a brief overview of each playable character as well as links to check out 
    their screenshots. Below I have also included a brief description of each 
    enemy that you will encounter throughout the game.
    
    
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    |CAST OF PLAYABLE CHARACTERS|
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    5.1 RIKIMARU |
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    Age: 26
    Sex: Male
    Weapon: Izayoi sword (The Sword of the Azuma. It is passed down from
                          generation to generation to the worthiest of Ninjas.)
    
    Bio: Leader of the Azuma Shinobi-ryu ninja sect. His thoroughness, patience
         and bravery have earned him the honor of the Izayoi sword according to
         the sect's master Shiunsai. Terrifyingly focused and withdrawn,
         Rikimaru's sense of destiny and composure give him the strength to take
         on missions that most would consider acts of suicide. Rikimaru is not 
         quite as fast as Ayame but his strength is far superior.
    
    
    To view a Screenshot of Rikimaru simply copy and paste the following link into your 
    browser:
    
    >>>   http://www.tenchu3.de/english/tenchu3/screens/g70.asp   <<<
    
    
    
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    5.2 AYAME |
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    Age: 22
    Sex: Female
    Weapon: Short Swords (Two powerful blades that provide the perfect compliment
                         for her remarkable finesse and lightning speed)
    
    Bio: Bold yet quick, silent yet cunning, Ayame has been trained since
         childhood as a ninja. As sharp with her tongue as she is with her sword,
         Ayame uses an acrobatic style of ninjitsu to overcome obstacles living or
         dead. She adores Ghoda's daughter Kiku as if the little girl were her own
         sister. Ayame is the fastest of the three characters but also the weakest
         in terms or strength.
    
    
    To view a Screenshot of Ayame simply copy and paste the following link into 
    your browser:
    
    >>>  http://www.tenchu3.de/english/tenchu3/screens/g89.asp  <<<
    
    
    
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    Full Name: Tesshu Fujioka
    Age: Unknown
    Sex: Male
    Weapon: Hand to Hand Combat + Surgical Pin
    
    Bio: Doctor by day, hired assassin by night. He belongs to an underground
         vigilante group called "Muzen" that will murder for money, but only if it
         serves justice. Tesshu is the slowest of the three characters but also
         the strongest. One important fact to keep in mind is that Tesshu's 
         highest ranking is that of "Master Assassin" compared to "Grandmaster" 
         for the other two characters.
    
    
    To view a Screenshot of Tesshu simply copy and paste the following link into your 
    browser:
    
    >>>  http://www.tenchu3.de/english/tenchu3/screens/g102.asp  <<<
    
    
    
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    |CAST OF ALLIES|
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    These characters all play a role throughout the story as the game unfolds. 
    They were also in the storyline of the previous Tenchu installments. To get 
    more insight and history on each character please visit www.Tenchu.de.
    
    LORD GOHDA: Lord Gohda is the ruler of the realm and the master of Rikimaru 
                and Ayame. Most of your missions are given by him or via his
                counsel. He is also the father of Princess Kiku.
    
    COUNSEL SEKIYA: Counsel Sekiya is Lord Gohda's most trusted advisor and right-
                    hand man. He often delivers missions and messages to you while 
                    in the field and reports to Lord Gohda directly.
    
    PRINCESS KIKU: Princess Kiku is Lord Gohda's daughter and plays a very minor 
                   although important role in the story. Her history of being 
                   kidnapped must have set some type of record by now. :)
    
    ZENNOSUKE: Zennosuke is not connected to Lord Gohda although he has much 
               respect for him. Instead he runs the underground organization known
               as "Muzen" which sells justice to villagers who need help but fear
               going to the local, corrupt authorities. Tesshu Fujioka is a member
               of this organization and takes his missions directly from Zennosuke.
    
    GOHDA'S GUARDS: Gohda's guards can be found in Gohda's Castle and are easily 
                    distinguished by their blue uniforms. They are best avoided if 
                    they don't know that you exist.
    
    
    
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    |CAST OF ENEMIES|
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    SPEAR GUARDS: These guards are relatively easy to detect by their choice of 
                  weaponry. In head on fights they can be somewhat punishing as 
                  they tend to keep their spear between you and them. When dead
                  however, their spear can be yours for the taking.
    
    ARCHER GUARDS: These guys are just like the spear wielding variety with the 
                   obvious exception of their Bow and Arrows. One key note is that 
                   these guys tend to have better vision so be sure to keep 
                   crouched when one is perched atop a roof or ledge. When one is
                   dead you can take his Bow and Arrow for your own sadistic use. 
    
    SAMURAI: These guys are not as plentiful but can easily be distinguished due 
             to their orange looking clothing along with the fact that they always
             walk around while appearing deep in thought.
    
    NINJA GUARD: These guards are dressed in black and are pretty tough fighters. 
                 They do not however posses the type of ninja skills that you do 
                 and therefor simply patrol in their particular spots. They often 
                 perform backflips when in a head on confrontation so keep your 
                 eye on them.
    
    JONIN RED: These guys look like red demon ninjas with horns on their heads as 
               well as on their backs. They carry a sword and are very fierce in 
               combat situations. When one is near death he will attempt to get 
               behind you and slit your throat. If he succeeds you are dead 
               regardless of NINJA REBIRTHS. (I refer to them as Red Demon Ninja's 
               throughout the walkthrough)
    
    JONIN BLUE: These guards look exactly like the red ones with the obvious color 
                distinction. Another difference in the fact that they wield steel 
                claws rather than a sword. The Blue Demon Ninjas as I refer to 
                them, are also very fierce combatants and when their health runs 
                low they light two grenades and run towards you in a suicide 
                mission attempt. When this happens you better get out of the way.
    
    MONK WITH STAFF: These guys wear a basket on their head and can only be found 
                     guarding the Great Buddha Temple. They are about as strong as 
                     regular spear wielding guards and again attempt to keep their 
                     staff between you and them. Once they are dead you can pick 
                     up their weapon for your own use.
    
    MONK WITH BLOW GUN: These guys are also found in the Buddha Temple and the 
                        only difference between them and their staff wielding, 
                        basket head comrades is the fact that they wield a blow 
                        gun. When you are hit by one of their darts your Health
                        Meter will turn green and you will be less than efficient 
                        for a short time. It is best to Stealth Kill these guys or
                        at least attack them quickly and with deadly intentions. 
                        Unfortunately you cannot pick up their blow guns when they 
                        die.
    
    KENPO BOUZO: These guards are bald headed monks that are very skillful in 
                 combat situations. They have a pretty good defense and attack 
                 with a bare-handed offense. These guys are found in the Great 
                 Buddha Temple. 
    
    MARTIAL ARTIST: These guards can be found guarding Tenrai's Fortress and are 
                    very difficult to defeat head on. They employ a spinning 
                    kicking attack that will remind and old school "Street 
                    Fighter" fan of Ryu and they also use magic to shoot a black 
                    orb of evil energy which cannot be blocked. They are easily 
                    distinguished due to their blood stained white garments.
    
    KUNOICHI: There are a few varieties of this female guard but they are easily 
              distinguished by the fact that they wear a mini skirt. They can be 
              pretty tough to deal with if there are other enemies involved due to 
              their sneaky tactics of trying to attack from behind while you are 
              fighting another guard. One on one though they are easily defeated.
    
    MANJI CULTIST: This ugly being can be found dancing around in the Cemetery 
                   level as well as in Tenrai's Fortress. They can only be killed 
                   by using the Muramasa or Yoto swords. Be careful of head on 
                   battles with these beauty pageant drop outs as they enjoy 
                   breathing fire on you.
    
    UNDEAD SAMURAI: This enemy is exclusively found in the Cemetery and staggers 
                    around quite meekly while wielding a sword and having an arrow 
                    protruding from their head. This enemy can only be killed with 
                    the Muramasa or Yoto Swords and can be quite aggressive when 
                    confronted.
    
    UNDEAD ARCHER: As with the previous enemy, this enemy is only found in the 
                   Cemetery. You must use the Muramasa or Yoto Swords to kill it 
                   and remember that archers see further than other enemies.
    
    WOODEN ROBOT: This enemy can be found in Agamai Castle and will either wield a 
                  spear or bow and arrows. In battle they can be quite fierce but 
                  once destroyed they will disappear.
    
    CHIBOT: This enemy is a small wooden doll on wheels that has a fierce temper 
            when alerted. He has two very potent attacks that include a spinning 
            slash as well a rapid machine gun fire. Kill these guys quickly or you 
            will be sucking on Health Potions as though there were no tomorrow. 
            There is no Stealth Kill animation possible for this enemy.
    
    FLOATING HEADS: These heads can be found in the Cemetery and are presumed to 
                    be the heads of Echigoya and Nasu although this has never been 
                    confirmed. When alerted they spew a nasty green slime on you 
                    that drains your health quite a bit. There is no Stealth Kill 
                    animation possible for this enemy.
    
    SHIKIGAMI SPIRITS: This spirit is white and has black scriptures emblazoned on 
                       its front side. They can be found in both the Bamboo 
                       Forrest as well as the Limestone Cavern depending on who 
                       you are playing with. They can be quite annoying as they
                       latch on to you and suck HP away from you. They also shoot
                       out a burst of evil energy that resembles a white string.
                       There is no Stealth Kill animation available for this enemy
                       so you need to simply slash it without being detected.
    
    BEAR: The bear is a fierce animal when forced to fight it head on as it has a 
          lot of HP and slashes at you with it's long reach and sharp claws. 
          However, while unaware, you can punch it in the ass for a Stealth Kill. 
          (Try using a KUMIHIMO Item on it)
    
    DOG: Guard dogs are relatively weak but will alert other guards upon spotting 
         you. It is always best to kill them before they spot you. Also note the 
         fire in their eyes to signify that this is not your ordinary house pooch.
    
    WOLF: This animal is predominantly found in the Bamboo Forrest when playing as 
          Ayame and also in the Limestone Cavern. If you look closely you will 
          notice that the wolf has a knife clenched in his teeth. One important 
          note to keep in mind is that one Shuriken will kill it provided it is 
          not in "<!>" mode. If that is the case he will have 1-3 HP left.
    
    
    NOTE: Enemy Bosses are not included to avoid spoiling the game for those who 
          wish to discover them as they progress through the game and strategies 
          are provided in the walkthrough portion of the FAQ.
    
    
    
    
    
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    Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is a ninja simulator in every sense of the word. As a ninja 
    in feudal Japan you have a lot of freedom in choosing how you go through any particular 
    level. You can simply go through completely undetected, killing only those who are 
    in your way or you can wipe out every living enemy guard within the level as though 
    you are the hunter and they are the prey. You 
    always have access to your GRAPPLING HOOK which allows you to scale almost any building, 
    roof or cliff as well as a host of other ninja Weapons and Items to help you decide 
    how to kill or distract your enemies. In this section I will describe some of the 
    things that you should become familiar with in order to become a true Grand Master 
    of the game. Additional tips can be found in the section just prior to the actual 
    Mission Walkthrough.
    
    
    
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    | KI METER |
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    The Ki Meter, located at the lower left corner of your screen serves as your awareness 
    meter. It tells you how near or far an enemy is from you as well as what his/her present 
    mindset is. The counter goes from 0 - 99 with 99 
    obviously being extremely close to the enemy so make sure you watch it closely and 
    learn to use it when gauging how far a patrolling guard will walk before stopping 
    and turning around. There are 4 different symbols that you will encounter on your 
    Ki Meter. They are:
    
    <?>  - The enemy is completely unaware of your presence. (Ideal) Attacking an 
           enemy while he/she is in this mode will trigger a Stealth Kill 
           animation.
    
    <!>  - The enemy sees something but is not yet sure what it might be. You 
           should immediately crouch and if necessary, roll backwards and out of
           sight.
    
    <!?> - The enemy is on alert, knows you are around but is unsure of your 
           location. During this time you need to lay low until your enemy calms 
           down again. Keep in mind that if there is a dead guard in the vicinity 
           of two patrolling guards, both will need to individually go on alert by 
           discovering the body. 
    
    <!!> - The enemy has spotted you and is in pursuit. Time to Fight head on or 
           run away and lay low until the enemy gives up the search and relaxes
           again. 
           NOTE: Being spotted affects your score which in turn affects your 
           ranking. The "Scoring" section below breaks this down in detail.
    
    
    
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    | KUJI METER |
    +=~=~=~==~=~=+
    
    You will notice that there are 9 Japanese Kanji symbols in the lower left portion 
    of the screen while playing as Rikimaru and Ayame. Every time you successfully Stealth 
    Kill an unsuspecting enemy guard one of these (sometimes two) will become highlighted. 
    Once you have all 9 symbols highlighted a short animated sequence will show your 
    character surrounded in a swirling tornado of light and a new special ability will 
    become unlocked. (See Section 8 for a detailed listing of each) Tesshu does not have 
    a Kuji meter as he is an 
    assassin rather than a ninja. Instead he has a coin counter that keeps track 
    of the amount of money you have accumulated from successfully Stealth Killing your 
    opponents. For more detailed information on this topic please refer to my STEALTH 
    KILL FAQ.
    
    
    
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    | ITEMS |
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    There are tons of different Items and Weapons available for you to have fun with. 
    Some of these are available immediately like COLORED RICE and SHURIKEN (Crimson Blades) 
    while others are either found in certain levels or unlocked 
    by Grandmastering a level. "Section 9" deals exclusively with these different Items 
    as well as where they are found and/or how they are unlocked. 
    
    
    
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    | SCORING |
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    As this game is based on stealthily accomplishing your goals you will score highest 
    by truly moving like a shadow and striking like a snake. To get a Grandmaster ranking 
    you need to finish a mission with a score of at least 450. Here is a breakdown of 
    how scores are determined and what ranking they determine. (Special Grandmaster Items 
    are indicated at the beginning of each mission in the Walkthrough Section of this 
    FAQ)
    
    +--------+----------------------------------------------------------+
    | POINTS |       REASON FOR GAINING OR LOSING POINTS                | 
    +--------+----------------------------------------------------------+
    | +450   | Not spotted at all during entire mission. (zero "<!!>"'s)|
    | -150   | First time you are spotted.                              |
    | - 30   | Every subsequent time you get spotted.                   |
    | + 20   | Each successful Stealth Kill.                            |
    | +  5   | Each normal Kill. (combat oriented kill)                 |
    | - 50   | Each time you kill an Innocent Civilian.                 |
    +--------+----------------------------------------------------------+
    +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
    | FINAL SCORE  |      RANK ATTAINED: Rikimaru and Ayame             | 
    +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
    | 450 and up   | Grand Master (Unlocks Special Item)                | 
    | 350 to 445   | Expert Ninja                                       |
    | 250 to 345   | Ninja                                              | 
    | 100 to 245   | Thug                                               | 
    | 000 to 095   | Novice                                             |  
    +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
    +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
    | FINAL SCORE  |      RANK ATTAINED: Tesshu                         | 
    +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
    | 450 and up   | Master of Assassins (Unlocks Special Item)         | 
    | 350 to 445   | Professional                                       |
    | 250 to 345   | Rookie                                             | 
    | 100 to 245   | Thug                                               | 
    | 000 to 095   | Novice                                             |
    +--------------+----------------------------------------------------+
    
    
    
    
    
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    A Stealth Kill occurs when you attack an enemy who is in "<?>", "<!>" or 
    "<!?>" mode. In layman's terms it means you kill in one swift strike. 
    Depending on what angle you approach and attack from you can trigger several different 
    cutscenes that show your character gruesomely ending your victim's life. Rikimaru 
    and Ayame each have 6 unique Stealth kills while Tesshu has 7. 
    In this section I will simply outline the various approach angles that will 
    lead to the various cutscenes rather than break each individual Stealth Kill down 
    again. (For an In depth "Stealth Kill FAQ" please look for that document 
    on the same page where you found this FAQ)
    
    
    
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    | Basic Approach Angles |
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    - From the Left side of the Enemy
    - From the Right side of the Enemy
    - From Behind the Enemy
    - From the Front of the Enemy
    - Jumping towards the Enemy (Any Direction)
    - Attacking while on a slope, incline or uneven surface
    - By using the "KUMIHIMO" Item (Tesshu Only)
    
    Q: Who can be Stealth Killed?
    A: Any enemy who is in or returns to "<?>" mode except the cat.
    
    Q: Who cannot be Stealth Killed?
    A: Level Bosses and until you acquire certain weaponry, the Undead in the 
       Cemetery Level. (Cats cannot be killed at all)
    
    Q: Can I use any Items to Stealth Kill enemy guards?
    A: Yes. Please refer to "Section 9" for details.
    
    Q: Isn't the WRATH OF HEAVEN the 7th Stealth Kill For Rikimaru and Ayame?
    A: No. Although in theory it can be considered a Stealth Kill it is a Special 
       Ability and therefor remains categorized as such. Furthermore it can not be 
       executed prior to unlocking the ability. (NINJA MIND CONTROL will also Kill 
       an unaware enemy in one strike as will the WALL KICK and FEIGN DEATH)
    
    For other specific Stealth Kill Information like animation details and precise 
    movements or other related questions please refer to my "Stealth Kill" FAQ directly. 
    
    
    
    
    
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    In this section I have broken down each character's special moves. For 
    Rikimaru and Ayame you need to successfully Stealth Kill enough enemies in 
    each level to highlight your entire Kanji meter located on your screen. 
    However, if you kill a civilian you will lose all highlighted symbols. Let's take 
    a look at each.
    
    I have listed Rikimaru's and Ayame's unlockable Kanji Abilities for each level first 
    as they are ninja's and share most of the same abilities. Tesshu's moves are found 
    right below. 
    
    +--------+----------------------+----------------------+
    | LEVEL  |      RIKIMARU        |        AYAME         |  
    +--------+----------------------+----------------------+
    |  1     | Shoulder Thrust      | Somersault Kick      | 
    |  2     | Ninjitsu Block       | Ninjitsu Block       |
    |  3     | Ninja Vision         | Ninja Vision         | 
    |  4     | Grappling Hook Combo | Grappling Hook Combo |
    |  5     | Cling To Ceiling     | Cling To Ceiling     | 
    |  6     | Feign Death          | Feign Death          | 
    |  7     | Wall Kick            | Wall Kick            |
    |  8     | Ninja Mind Control   | Ninja mind Control   |
    |  9 + 10| Wrath Of Heaven      | Wrath Of Heaven      |
    +--------+----------------------+----------------------+
    
    As you can tell from looking at the illustration above the only unique ability that 
    Rikimaru and Ayame possess is the very first one although the "Wrath of Heaven" ability 
    has a few distinct differences. Below I have included a description of each ability 
    as well as how each one is executed.
    
    
    O---------------O
    |SHOULDER THRUST|       
    O---------------O
    Character: Rikimaru Only
    Button Code: Square (x2), L3 Away + Square
    
    Description: The SHOULDER THRUST move is an ability that allows you to smash
                 your enemy with your shoulder causing them to be thrown back
                 quite a distance. If there is a wall behind then your enemy will
                 hit it with great force and if there is a pit behind then bye-bye
                 bad guy. The key to executing this Kanji move correctly is in
                 being close enough to your enemy when you press L3 Away and
                 Square. If you are too far away Rikimaru might simply perform his
                 heal kick combo. Hitting someone with this thrust will also buy
                 you some valuable time during which you can make a quick getaway
                 or use/select another Item.  
    
                 TIP: If you are having trouble executing this move fluidly then
                      do the Square (x2) part slower. This should help you master
                      this move.
    
    
    O---------------O
    |SOMERSAULT KICK|
    O---------------O
    Character: Ayame Only
    Button Code: Press "Square" (x4), then pull L3 in the opposite direction and
                 press "Square" again.
    
    Description: This is Ayame's equivalent to Rikimaru's "SHOULDER THRUST" move.
                 It is also the only ability that is unique to her only. All of
                 the other abilities are the same as Rikimaru's. The first thing 
                 that you will notice is her incredible speed in unloading a 4 hit 
                 combo as you press "Square (x4)". Right after that when you pull 
                 back and press "Square" for the 5th time you will see Ayame do a 
                 backwards somersault while doing an extended double kick to the 
                 enemy in front of you. Typically if the hit is executed 
                 flawlessly the enemy should be knocked off their feet and fall to 
                 the ground. The kick resembles a drop kick that is often done by 
                 wrestlers although our heroine adds the flip into the mix.
    
    
    O--------------O
    |NINJITSU BLOCK|
    O--------------O
    Characters: Both
    Button Code: Press "Circle" (Right when an enemy begins an attack)
    
    Description: The usage of this ability must be timed right in order for it to 
                 work. Basically it throws your attacking opponent momentarily off 
                 balance giving you an opening to land an attack of your own. You 
                 must press "Circle" exactly when your enemy launches an attack 
                 for it to work.
    
    
    O------------O
    |NINJA VISION|
    O------------O
    Characters: Both
    Button Code: "L1" + R3 (Forward to zoom in and Away to zoom out)
    
    Description: The "NINJA VISION" special ability allows you to see much further
                 than normal almost as though you were looking through a zoom
                 lens. To use this extra feature simply press the "L1" button and
                 press forward and backwards on the "R3" stick to zoom in and out.
                 One distinct advantage to having this ability besides seeing
                 further is also to be able to aim and throw items further.
    
    
    O--------------------O
    |GRAPPLING HOOK COMBO|
    O--------------------O
    Characters: Both
    Button Code: 360 Slash combo followed by pressing "Triangle"
    
    Description: This ability allows you the option of administering endless blows
                 to your victims. How it works is after performing your 360 slash 
                 and immediately pressing "Triangle" a type of grappling hook 
                 grabs the falling foe and brings him/her back for another dose of 
                 pain. You can continuously repeat this process to keep juggling 
                 your foe. 
                
                 NOTE: You must connect with the 360 slash for this move to work.
                       (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
    
    O----------------O
    |CLING TO CEILING|
    O----------------O
    Characters: Both + Tesshu
    Button Code: Hold "R1" while grappling up to ceiling.
    
    Description: Basically what this ability allows you to do is grapple up to a 
                 flat ceiling and remain up there for a while kind of like how 
                 spiderman would except for the fact that your back is to the 
                 ceiling. From this vantagepoint you can drop items onto 
                 unsuspecting enemies or even drop down for a surprise kill. 
                 Dropping Rice Balls ensures that the enemy will stop right 
                 underneath you. Also, keep in mind that you cannot stay up there
                 indefinitely. Your controller will begin to vibrate after about
                 20 seconds which means you are losing your grip and will be 
                 returning to earth soon. (There is no unique Stealth Kill from 
                 this vantage point)
    
    
    O-----------O
    |FEIGN DEATH|
    O-----------O
    Characters: Both + Tesshu
    Button Code: Rotate "L3" 360 degrees and press "R1". Press "Square" when ready
                 to attack.
    
    Description: The Feign Death ability basically allows you to play dead for an 
                 indefinite amount of time. Guards will come to inspect your
                 "dead" corpse and this will give you a great opportunity to 
                 attack them by surprise. When you execute this move it will cost 
                 you 20 HP and your Health Bar will continuously deplete until 
                 there is only 1 HP left. It is advisable to carry some HEALTH 
                 POTIONS or a NINJA REBIRTH along when planning on using this 
                 ability. Also I have noticed that if you do not attack the 
                 inspecting guard quickly enough he will go into "<!!>" mode and 
                 attack. (There is no unique stealth Kill cutscene associated with 
                 this ability)
    
                 TIP: Use the R3 stick to rotate the camera while you are lying 
                      motionless on the ground to see around you.
    
                 TIP #2: Turn your back on your intended victim before executing 
                         the move. After that, a stealth kill is, well, if not 
                         guaranteed, at least a lot more probable. The direction 
                         in which the nose of your character points is the key to
                         successful completion of this technique.
                     (Credit: Petteri Laasanen)
    
                 TIP #3: If you are wearing a CHAMELEON SPELL you can actually 
                         kill the guard with your initial slash of this move but 
                         you need to practically be hugging them for it to work.
                         Also, to get up without slashing press "Circle".
                         (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
                        
    
    O---------O
    |WALL KICK|
    O---------O
    Characters: Both
    Button Code: Jump towards a wall and press "Square" at the wall.
    
    Description: The wall kick ability is mainly another attack variation for you 
                 to use. It works great when used as a surprise attack to an 
                 unsuspecting enemy but guards that are in "<!!>" mode will block 
                 this kick.
    
    
    O------------------O
    |NINJA MIND CONTROL|
    O------------------O
    Characters: Both
    Button Code: Hold "R2" and press: Up, Down, Square. (Use L3 for up, down)
    
    Description: This ability is a little different than what the title implies. 
                 You cannot literally control your victim by using this technique. 
                 Rather, it will allow you to temporarily stun the guard allowing 
                 you time for a Combo, getaway or other special move like the 
                 "WRATH OF HEAVEN". If you are facing two or more enemies at the 
                 same time and you perform this move on one of them then he will 
                 temporarily help you fight the other guard. This can lead to some 
                 fun moments especially if you try it on some of the more advanced 
                 enemies like the Red Demons or bald Martial Artists. One thing to 
                 keep in mind is that the move will only work if Rikimaru strikes 
                 the enemy at the end of his spell. Also if your target is in
                 "<?>" mode then he will simply die rather than be affected so 
                 make sure you only use it on attacking enemies.
    
    
    O---------------O
    |WRATH OF HEAVEN|
    O---------------O
    Characters: Both (With slight differences)
    Button Code: "Circle"+"X" simultaneously.(Enemy must be right in front of you)
    
    Description: This special ability will kill any enemy in one hit, but there is 
                 a price. Every time you use this ability your HP will be reduced 
                 to just 1 meaning if there are multiple enemies around you will 
                 die by the slightest hit. Make sure you have some HEALTH POTIONS 
                 or a NINJA REBIRTH Items on hand to easily replenish your health. 
                 The key to successfully executing this move is being perfectly 
                 lined up with your intended victim. Once you have pressed the 
                 "Circle + X" Buttons Rikimaru will do his spell pose followed by 
                 a thrusting stab forward. If the stab motion hits the enemy then 
                 a bolt of lightning will come down from above and kill him/her 
                 instantly. If you miss the stab however then the enemy will live 
                 and you'll be stuck with just 1 HP left on your Health Bar. This 
                 is the most powerful Ability in the game. NOTE: This ability can 
                 be unlocked in both level 9 or level 10, whichever one you 
                 highlight all 9 Kanji symbols first.
    
                 NOTE: Rikimaru's Wrath of Heaven is a single enemy auto-instant 
                       kill whereas Ayame's only does a large amount of damage.
                       However, Ayame's Wrath of Heaven tends to link from enemy 
                       to enemy by having her dash through several of them or 
                       slashing towards and through them. This will continue until
                       there are no more enemies around her. 
                       (Credit: AnotherGamer)
    
    
    
    
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    | TESSHU'S SPECIAL ABILITIES |
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    Unlike Rikimaru and Ayame, Tesshu comes fully equipped with his special abilities. 
    Here is a brief overview of each of his SPECIAL ABILITIES. 
    
    NOTE: Tesshu can also perform two of Rikimaru's and Ayame's special moves. 
          Those are the "FEIGN DEATH" and "CLING TO CEILING" moves and are 
          executed the same way.
    
    
    O----------------------O
    | UPPER STRAIGHT COMBO | 
    O----------------------O
    Button Code: Rotate "L3" 360 degrees and then press "Square" 
    Description: Executing this move shows Tesshu throwing a strong left uppercut
                 followed immediately by a straight right hand. It is quick and 
                 powerful in face to face style combat and usually sends your
                 enemies flying into the air. 
    
    
    O---------------O
    | ENERGY PUNCH  |
    O---------------O
    Button Code: While pressing Forward on the "L3" stick press "Square", "Square"
                 and then hold the "Square" button to charge up and release the 
                 blow.
    Description: While holding down "Square" at the end of this button code Tesshu 
                 will start to build up a ball of energy around his right fist. 
                 You can release the punch at any point until it is fully charged 
                 and then he will unleash a furious right hand. Enemies who are 
                 unfortunate enough to find themselves on the wrong end of this 
                 punch will feel the effects. (This move reminded me a little of 
                 Bison from Street Fighter if you've ever played that game) 
                 (Credit: JBR24)
    
    
    O---------------O
    | MIMIC ANIMALS | 
    O---------------O
    Button Code: Press "R1" + "Circle" simultaneously 
    Description: By using this ability you can make Tesshu sound like an animal. 
                 If a guard is alerted and you use this then he will think that it 
                 is probably just some wild animal and go back to being in "<?>" 
                 mode. The animals that you can mimic are: Rooster, cat, (More to 
                 come)
    
    
    O-------------O
    | POWER BLOCK | 
    O-------------O
    Button Code: Press "Circle" immediately when enemy attacks. 
    Description: This move simply throws an enemy off balance if you perform it 
                 immediately at the beginning of an enemy's attack. While the 
                 enemy is momentarily off balance you can administer an attack of 
                 your own.
    
    
    O--------O
    | ENRAGE | 
    O--------O
    Button Code: Press "Circle" + "X" simultaneously 
    Description: Doing this button combination shows Tesshu making an "X" with his 
                 arms overhead and then powerfully pulling his hands back to his 
                 side. He then glows a fiery red color for approximately 10 
                 seconds during which time he is extremely powerful and hitting 
                 Enemies will set them on fire. Due to the 2-3 second animation it 
                 is advisable to "ENRAGE" yourself at a safe distance or else you 
                 will be vulnerable to attack.
    
    
    
    
    
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    There are numerous Weapons and Items available for you to kill, distract, trap and 
    fool your enemies. Some of these are available right from the start while others need 
    to be found in the various levels or attained by achieving the 
    rank of "Grandmaster" or in the case of Tesshu, "Master of Assassins". In this section 
    I have listed and analyzed each one of these Weapons and Items as well as how they 
    are attained.
    
    NOTE: The "Grappling Hook" is not displayed because you always carry it with 
          you as a default Item.
    
    
    Below is a rough diagram of the "ITEMS SCREEN" along with every unlocked Weapon/Item.  
    Note: The location numbers correlate to the listings that follow below.
    
    
                                  I   T   E   M   S  
                                    Remaining 15
                                 (RIKIMARU + AYAME)
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    |-------------------|
    |  9   10   11   12 |
    |-------------------|       29*             30*
    | 13   14   15   16 |    =========       =========
    |-------------------|    ||     ||       ||     ||                          
    | 17   18*  19   20 |    ||     ||       ||     ||               +---------+
    |-------------------|                                            |         |
    |                   |           ----------                       |         |
                                    |   --   |                       | 27   28 |
       +---------------+            |  /  \  |       +---------+     |         |
       | 1   2   3   4 |            |  \__/  |       | 21      |     |  26*    |
       |               |            |(Kettle)|       |      22 |     |         |
       | 5   6   7   8 |            ----------       | 23      |     |    25*  |
       |               |                             |      24 |     |         |
       +---------------+                             +---------+     +---------+
    
    
    1.SHURIKEN            11.CHAMELEON SPELL    21.MINE 
    2.HEALING POTION      12.NINJA REBIRTH      22.POISON ANTIDOTE
    3.CALTROPS            13.SUPER SHURIKEN     23.STICKY BOMB
    4.COLORED RICE        14.DECOY WHISTLE      24.STRENGTH POTION
    5.BLOW GUN            15.EXPLODING ARROW    25.FUGAKU SWORD*
    6.SMOKE BOMB          16.NINJA ARMOR        26.MURAMASA SWORD*
    7.GRENADE             17.DOG BONE           27.TETSUBISHI
    8.POISON RICE         18.STONE OF POWER*    28.FIREWORKS
    9.INVISIBILITY SPELL  19.BINDING SPELL      29.KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS*
    10.FIRE SPELL         20.TIGER TRAP         30.DOKUTO SWORDS*
    
    NOTE: Full descriptions follow after Tesshu's illustration.
    
    
    
                                 I   T   E   M   S
                                    Money 34150
                                   (TESSHU ONLY)
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    |-------------------|
    |  36  37  38  39   |
    |-------------------|     (None)          (None)
    |      40   41      |    =========       =========
    |-------------------|    ||     ||       ||     ||
    |       None)       |    ||     ||       ||     ||                +---------+
    |-------------------|                                             |         |
    |                   |            ----------                       |         |
                                     |   --   |                       |         |
       +---------------+             |  /  \  |       +---------+     |         |
       |    31   32    |             |  \__/  |       |         |     | (None)  |
       |               |             |(Kettle)|       |         |     |         |
       |  33  34  35   |             ----------       |         |     |         |
       |               |                              | 42   43 |     |         |
       +---------------+                              +---------+     +---------+
    
    31.THROWING NEEDLE      38.DISGUISE
    32.HEALING POTION       39.EXPLODING ARROW
    33.BLOW GUN             40.SUPER NEEDLE
    34.SMOKE BOMB           41.KUMIHIMO
    35.GRENADE              42.POISON ANTIDOTE
    36.BAMBOO GUN           43.STRENGTH POTION
    37.MAGAZINE      
    
    
    
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    1.SHURIKEN: Typical Ninja throwing star that causes light to moderate damage 
    *********** to your enemies. If you miss you can pick it up again for future 
                use and if a dog eats it you can reclaim it after he has been 
                killed. Dogs and Bears will die with one SHURIKEN provided they 
                are not aware of your presence. A wolf might require a second hit.
    
    2/32.HEALING POTION: These little jugs restore your health to 100% when you
    ******************** drink one. You can usually find at least one of these in
                         every level depending on the layout and they are 
                         obviously useful. However, the animation associated with 
                         drinking this potion takes about 2 seconds so if you are 
                         in the midst of a battle it would be advisable to get to 
                         a safe spot before taking it. If you are hit while 
                         taking it you will drop it. 
    
    3.CALTROPS: These are little spikes that you can throw behind you to slow
    *********** pursuing guards and Bosses. Whoever steps on one will lose 3 HP
                and will hop around momentarily while grabbing their injured
                foot. If you accidentally step on one yourself the same thing
                will happen to you and while hopping around you will be
                vulnerable to additional attacks. 
    
    4.COLORED RICE: This Item is used as a marker for you to remember where
    *************** you've already been or for whatever other reason you would
                    want to mark a specific spot or area. It is the least useful
                    of the Items but perhaps a novice first time player might
                    find some short-term value for it.
    
    5/33.BLOW GUN: This weapon allows you to shoot a poisoned dart at your enemies
    ************** through a bamboo shoot. It is one of the most effective Weapons
                   in the game because of its lethal result on unaware victims. If 
                   a guard is in <"?"> or "<!>" mode and you shoot him he will 
                   instantly die and record a Stealth Kill for you. However, If he 
                   is in "<!?>" or "<!!>" mode then he will simply become poisoned 
                   and will be much more vulnerable to your attacks due to his 
                   regular cringing from pain. (NOTE: If his Health Meter turns 
                   red again it means that the poison has worn off)
    
    6/34.SMOKE BOMB: These are used mainly as a way to buy yourself some time to
    **************** either escape, strike or prepare another item. Once activated 
                     this Item will create a cloud of smoke that temporarily 
                     blinds and confuses your enemy. Keep in mind that certain 
                     enemies also carry SMOKE BOMBS and the same will happen to 
                     you if they use one on you. SMOKE BOMBS can be found 
                     scattered throughout the various levels.
    
    7/35.GRENADE: GRENADES are extremely useful and valuable weapons in that they
    ************* inflict a hefty amount of damage and send the enemy flying
                  backwards onto their back. This can be very useful time for you  
                  to use other Items like Healing Potions or simply run up and 
                  stab them while they are down. GRENADES are scattered
                  throughout the game and make the Boss Battles much easier than
                  otherwise. 
    
    8.POISON RICE: These POISONED RICE BALLS lure any unaware enemy (including
    ************** dogs and wolves) to them. Once consumed they inflict a 
                   poisonous pain on the enemy which causes them to cringe in 
                   pain.  Often times one Rice Ball will be enough to kill an 
                   enemy but sometimes you might need to use another. This Item is 
                   especially useful when there are multiple guards in one area as
                   you can lure one away and thereby divide and conquer them in 
                   total stealth. Often times you can attack your enemy while he 
                   or she is walking towards this POISONED RICE BALL and kill them 
                   before they ever consume it. This way one rice ball can last 
                   you a long time.
    
    9.INVISIBILITY SPELL: This Item makes you temporarily invisible to all enemies
    ********************* except for Bosses. The effect lasts only for a limited 
                          time but it will allow you to pass through undetected 
                          and gives you the opportunity to position yourself so 
                          that the hardest of Stealth Kills are easy to perform. 
                          (NOTE: You can Stealth Kill multiple guards with one 
                          INVISIBILITY SPELL)
    
    10.FIRE SPELL: This is a very powerful Weapon in that it sends out a shockwave 
    ************** of fire all around you. This Item is ideally used when you are
                   in a battle with multiple enemies or a tough Boss.
    
    11/38.CHAMELEON SPELL: This is one of the most useful and creative Items in 
    ********************** the game. Basically it allows you to look like one of 
                           the enemies or one of the innocent civilian people. 
                           While donning this garment no enemy will be alerted by 
                           your presence. (Bosses will not be fooled though) The 
                           effect will last for a short while but will also 
                           disappear when you Stealth Kill someone. Also depending 
                           on the level you are in the actual garment will look 
                           different. 
    
    12.NINJA REBIRTH: This Item gives you a second chance at life if you are
    ***************** killed. You will spawn back to life wherever you die in the 
                      level unless you fall down a bottomless pit in which case 
                      it's game over for you. You can only carry one of these with 
                      you but most levels have at least one of these hidden 
                      somewhere.
    
                      NOTE: If you all into a bottomless pit this Item will not 
                            revive you. 
    
    13.SUPER SHURIKEN: This Weapon allows you to fire 8 SHURIKEN simultaneously.
    ****************** The main drawback with this weapon is the inability to aim
                       or strike from a distance. This Weapon is most effective
                       when your opponent is right in front of you at point blank 
                       range.
    
    14.DECOY WHISTLE: This Item allows you to mimic animal noises and is most
    ***************** useful when guards are alerted but not in chase. It will
                      make alerted guards believe that a wild animal is lurking
                      in the shadows rather than a Ninja like yourself. This Item
                      is infinite meaning you can't run out of ammo.
    
    15/39.EXPLODING ARROW: These arrows are useful Weapons to use from a distance. 
    ********************** The effect is that the struck enemy will be briefly set 
                           on fire. It typically takes 2-3 of these to dispose of 
                           only one guard but if you aim full on at your targeted 
                           enemy and high in the body you can sometimes blow him 
                           away with just one shot. 
                           CREDIT: Jimbojan
                           
    16.NINJA ARMOR: This is a very unique Item in that it is constantly equipped 
    *************** throughout the level provided you selected it while in the 
                    "Items Screen". With this armor on you will only lose half the 
                    normal HP per blow. It also gives your character a unique 
                    appearance.
    
    17.DOG BONE: The DOG BONE Item causes an attack dog named Semimaru to 
    ************ magically appear who will subsequently attack the nearest enemy 
                 for a short while. Semimaru takes most of the HP from your 
                 average guard but typically does not stick around long enough to 
                 finish him off. He will howl shortly before he vanishes back into 
                 thin air. (Note: Guards do not retaliate to its attacks but they 
                 will block some of them)
    
                 Cool thing to do with the DOG BONE: If you use it to kill an 
                 Innocent Civilian it will not cost you your highlighted Kanji 
                 symbols and it will also not be counted as a "Noncombatant Kill" 
                 in your final mission results.  (Credit: Runner5676)
    
    18.STONE OF POWER: This Item can only be found in a secret room in the AGAMAI 
    ****************** CASTLE. (See Walkthrough for directions) Selecting this 
                       Item makes your character stronger for the duration of the 
                       mission. Think of it as a permanent STENGTH POTION.
    
    19.BINDING SPELL: This very unique Item creates a seal/force field around your 
    ***************** character. Any enemy that attempts to walk into it will 
                      become frozen until the spell is done. During this time you 
                      can unleash a beating on them with ease. (NOTE: this Item is 
                      ideal for battles involving numerous enemies) 
    
    20.TIGER TRAP: This Item can be planted into a patrolling guards path and once 
    ************** he has been caught you can have the upper hand with him. This 
                   is more of a novelty Item but you can certainly have some fun 
                   with it nonetheless. 
    
    21.MINE: These are extremely powerful in that they inflict a lot of damage to
    ******** anyone who steps on one. These MINES cannot be thrown, they must be
             dropped but you can improvise greatly by dropping them off ledges
             etc. and into your victim's path. Be careful to not step on one
             yourself. Also, once placed you cannot pick it up again.
    
    
    22/42.POISON ANTIDOTE: This Item comes in handy if you get poisoned by BLOW 
    ********************** GUN carrying guards. You will know when you've been 
                           poisoned because your health meter will turn green
                           and your character will repeatedly cringe in pain. Also 
                           while you are poisoned you are completely vulnerable to 
                           attack. (NOTE: the effects of poison wear off by 
                           themselves too after a short while)
            
                           TIP: Use one of these right after equipping Ayame's 
                                DOKUTO SWORDS and you will now be permanently 
                                impervious to the effects of poison. However, if 
                                you switch blades and then re-equip the DOKUTO
                                SWORDS, you will again get poisoned.
    
    23.STICKY BOMB: This Item looks like a red SHURIKEN in your inventory but 
    *************** is actually a pinwheel. To use it simply aim and throw it at 
                    your intended victim and then press "R3" to detonate it when 
                    you are ready. The damage it moderate and this Weapon is also 
                    great for Boss fights.  
    
    24/43.STRENGTH POTION: This Item gives you added strength for a short period 
    ********************** of time. Although there is no directly noticeable 
                           effect, enemies will suffer more damage from the same 
                           blows. This Item can be found in various levels. 
    
    25.FUGAKO SWORD: The FUGAKO SWORD is hidden in the BUDDHA TEMPLE only while 
    **************** playing with Rikimaru. (See walkthrough for directions) It is 
                     a very strong sword although much slower than Izayoi. Also 
                     while brandishing the FUGAKO you will not be able to pull of 
                     certain combos like the 360 slash for example. To compensate 
                     for that though the damage enemies receive from it is much
                     greater. 
    
                     NOTE: The WRATH OF HEAVEN cannot be performed while this 
                           sword is equipped. Only Izayoi can be used for this
                           ability.
    
    26.MURAMASA SWORD: The MURAMASA SWORD is given to Rikimaru by Ressai just
    ****************** prior to beginning the CEMETERY mission. This sword has the 
                       ability to kill the Undead that are littered throughout the 
                       CEMETERY. The one drawback that this sword has is that it 
                       depletes your life while you wield it. It will not kill you 
                       completely but it will drain your life down to a mere 1 HP. 
                       To refill your life bar you can feed the sword by killing 
                       the Undead. The MURAMASA is easily distinguishable since it 
                       glows a bright blue color around the blade. Every Stealth 
                       Kill gives you 40 HP back.
    
                       NOTE: The WRATH OF HEAVEN cannot be performed while this 
                             sword is equipped. Only Izayoi can be used for this 
                             ability.                   
    
                       TIP: The MURAMASA SWORD can be used to regain HP by killing 
                            regular guards as well as the undead. It also appears 
                            to cause slightly more damage in outright battles than 
                            Izayoi does. (Credit: KoRny Klown)
    
    27.TETSUBISHI: This very unique Item acts as a type of grappling hook that 
    ************** latches on to a targeted enemy and then yanks them back to you 
                   for either a Stealth Kill or additional beating. The range is 
                   somewhat limited but the effect can be fun to watch. (This is 
                   similar to Scorpion's special move in Mortal Combat if you've 
                   ever played that game) 
    
                   TIP: You can also use the TETSUBISHI to grab any Items that are 
                        strewn throughout the levels such as KEYS, RED BOXES, 
                        HEALTH POTIONS etc. (Credit: Thomas Priyanto)
    
    28.FIREWORKS: This Item is mainly a distraction tool that will cause all 
    ************* nearby enemies who are unaware of you to look up in the sky as 
                  the FIREWORKS EXPLODE. During these crucial seconds you can run 
                  right past them without being spotted. 
    
    29.KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS: These swords are exclusively for Ayame and serve 
    ***************************** the same purpose as Rikimaru's MURAMASA SWORD. 
                                  These swords are found at the end of the 
                                  CEMETERY level. Like with the MURAMAS these 
                                  swords will deplete your energy and need to be 
                                  fed the blood of the Undead.
    
                                  NOTE: The KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS can be used 
                                        to regain HP by killing regular guards as
                                        well as the undead. These swords also 
                                        appear to cause slightly more damage in
                                        outright battles than Ayame's short blades
                                        do. 
                                        (Credit: KoRny Klown)
    
    30.DOKUTO SWORDS: These swords are also exclusively for Ayame's use and can be 
    ***************** found in the BUDDHA TEMPLE. (See Walkthrough for directions) 
                      These swords are laced with poison and poison both you and 
                      the person who you slash with them. Your health bar will be 
                      green and you will cringe from pain. To fully take advantage 
                      of these swords you should take some POISON ANTIDOTE 
                      immediately after equipping the swords. This way you can 
                      inflict a lot more damage while not being affected yourself. 
                      Otherwise just wait until the effects wear off and you'll be 
                      fine thereafter. (You will lose approximately 22 HP)
    
    31.THROWING NEEDLE: This weapon is Tesshu's equivalent of the SHURIKEN or 
    ******************* Ninja throwing star. The damage caused is minor but it is 
                        a good long range weapon or to shake up a bee hive above a 
                        patrolling guard.
    
    36.BAMBOO GUN: This extremely powerful Weapon will kill any guard, regardless 
    ************** of awareness, in one shot. The only drawback to this Weapon is 
                   that you cannot aim it and the animation prior to shooting 
                   takes a good second, which means you should make sure not to 
                   use it when an enemy or Boss is busy attacking you. (Tesshu 
                   Only)
    
    37.MAGAZINE: Similar to the POISON RICE this Item will lure an enemy over to 
    ************ it. Whilst they are going to check it out you can sneak up behind 
                 them to show them the obituaries. This Item is exclusive to 
                 Tesshu.
    
    40.SUPER NEEDLE: This weapon is Tesshu's equivalent to the SUPER SHURIKEN 
    **************** Weapon that the other two characters use. Unfortunately this 
                     weapon also lacks the ability to be aimed so it is better 
                     suited for close attacks.
    
    41.KUMIHIMO: This Item is Tesshu's most unique and satisfying Item. Basically 
    ************ the KUMIHIMO is a hanging string which you can aim at your enemy. 
                 Once you fire it at him a cutscene will show the enemy being hung 
                 by the neck while Tesshu pulls down on his end. The enemy dies 
                 and Tesshu then lets his body fall to the floor. If a guard is 
                 aware of your presence it will only reduce half of his HP.
    
    42.SMALL HEALTH POTION: This Item will not be shown in your "ITEM SELECTION" 
    *********************** screen but can be found throughout various levels. It 
                            looks like a small triangular looking white bottle and 
                            it will replenish about 1/4 of your health when 
                            consumed.
    
    43.EGG: This Item will also not be shown in your "ITEM SELECTION" screen but 
    ******* can be found in two or three levels. It looks kind of like a smaller 
            SMOKE BOMB and will replenish up to half of your HP.
    
    44.SPEAR/BOW AND ARROW: These two Weapons can be taken from fallen enemy 
    *********************** guards and used on other enemies. One thing to note 
                            regarding the SPEAR is that once you switch back to 
                            your regular weapon it will disappear altogether. The 
                            guards in the BUDDHA TEMPLE carry another variation of 
                            the SPEAR.
    
    45.GOLDEN KEY: Certain missions require you to find a key to unlock a 
    ************** passageway or locked gate. The key will always be on the floor
                   and sometimes you will see it after killing a boss. (See 
                   Walkthrough)
    
    46.BOX OF EXPLOSIVES: This Item is found during Ayame's Limestone Cavern 
    ********************* mission. It needs to be planted in front of the big 
                          boulder at the end in order to detonate and open the 
                          path to Tenrai's Fortress.
    
    47.BOX OF STEEL: This Item is found during Rikimaru's Cemetery mission. There 
    **************** is no use for it whatsoever except that you need to have it 
                     in order to complete the mission successfully. 
    
    48.RED BOX: This Item contains a special gift for you and can be found in 
    *********** every level. Sometimes there are more than one of these around.
                Typically it will contain a NINJA REBIRTH or some HEALTH POTIONS 
                although some of them will only give you 2 SHURIKEN. (Typically if
                dogs or wolves are nearby)
    
    
    
    
    
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    Here are a few tips that will surely make you a much more successful and undetected 
    ninja while on your path to Grandmastering every level. 
    
    - Take your time as you go through a level and use stealth. You will certainly 
      get spotted and into big fights if you just run about impatiently. To be 
      successful in this game you need to be patient and observant.
    
    - Watch the enemy's habits before you charge in for the Stealth Kill. Each 
      guard has a set pattern of turning or walking. If you watch him long enough 
      you can find the most opportune time to strike undetected. Also it is 
      advisable to immediately crouch after a kill so as not to alert any nearby 
      guards. Once they spot their fallen comrade they will come to inspect.
    
    - When jumping down from a high ledge press "R1" to land stealthily without 
      falling down and wasting 2-3 precious seconds while your character gets back 
      on their feet. Also if jumping into water you will land silently by 
      employing this technique.
    
    - When you find yourself in an area that seems like a dead end with no exits, 
      look up. There is almost always a hole or passageway above you in these 
      areas. It is actually a good idea to look around in every room or tunnel 
      that you go through simply to get better acquainted with your surroundings.
    
    - When spotted and forced to fight multiple enemies simultaneously try to 
      avoid getting caught in the middle as you will take much more damage this 
      way. Often times the best idea is to run away and then come back silently to 
      Stealth Kill them. (You'll get more points that way too)
    
    - Check your map often. I cannot overemphasize this enough. Most of the levels 
      in this game are fairly easy to navigate through if you regularly check your 
      map. This will keep you from running in circles and help you identify 
      important landmarks in the level as well.
    
    - Bring the right Equipment. It doesn't make sense to bring 5 "BLOW GUNS" when 
      going through AMAGAI CASTLE as the enemies are not human and the Muramasa 
      sword works best in the CEMETERY. Learn what environments require long or 
      short distance Items. It will make your mission a lot easier and quicker.
    
    - Practice your moves and combo's. The better you can fight and avoid being 
      hit, the longer you will last in heated battles.
    
    - In levels such as LORD GHODA'S CASTLE and ECHIGOYA'S ESTATE you can open
      the Sliding Doors without being spotted by simply using "R1" to lean against 
      the wall right next to it.
    
    - Use your Items. What's the point of carrying them along if you aren't going 
       to use them? The BLOW GUN is recommended for almost all missions.
    
    
    
    
    
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    This is the meat and potatoes portion of this FAQ. In the following sections I will 
    provide you with a concise walkthrough for all three of the playable  characters 
    missions. I am only going based on "Layout A" (Difficulty Setting: "NORMAL")and will 
    only focus on getting you from the starting point to the ending point of each mission 
    based on my particular path of choice. If there 
    are special Weapons or Items hidden in a level then I will also include information 
    on how to get them in the process. I will not, at least initially, list where each 
    and every HEALTH POTION and SMOKE BOMB etc. is located. 
    Lastly, I want to remind you that there are literally thousands of different ways 
    you can go through a level so I am only giving you my variation for the sake of this 
    FAQ. 
    
    Keep in mind that there are SPOILERS contained in this walkthrough but you can avoid 
    them by simply not reading the "NARRATOR" and "CUTSCENE" paragraphs. 
    (See Legend below)
    
    
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    |LEGEND|
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    <NARRATOR>              = Beginning of Narration
    </NARRATOR>             = End of Narration 
    <CUTSCENE>              = Beginning of cutscene 
    </CUTSCENE>             = End of cutscene
    <STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>  = Beginning of Still Photo Scene 
    </STILL FRAME CUTSCENE> = End of Still Photo Scene
    
    
    Here we go...   
    
    
    
    
    
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    Rikimaru has 10 missions to complete in order to ensure that the realm of Lord Ghoda 
    is once again safe. His Bonus Missions can be found after Tesshu's missions in their 
    own respective section.
    
    
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    | MISSION 1: PUNISH THE EVIL MERCHANT |
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    Location: ECHIGOYA'S ESTATE
    Kanji Ability: SHOULDER THRUST
    Grandmaster Item: SUPER SHURIKEN
    Gameplay Tips: Find the key to open the gate. Enemies will become alert when 
                   they spot dead bodies. Hunt for NINJA REBIRTH Items.
    My Tips: Get acquainted with you character. Move slowly in the house to avoid 
             being spotted. Lean against walls to peek around corners. Use "R1" to 
             avoid waking the cats. Orange bars on your map indicate stairwells.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Buds of evil flower in the darkness as the land of Lord Gohda experiences a short 
    springtime of peace. 
    
    The fruits of corruption taste sweet to Gohda's statesman Nasu when Echigoya's son 
    Tokubei invites him to the renovated Echigoya estate for dinner. 
    
    Tokubei plants the seeds by loaning money to innocent villagers and then, when 
    payments aren't met, abducting their daughters to sell as slaves. Nasu is 
    asked to "overlook" the process. 
    
    You must punish the evil merchant!
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    The camera pans up from outside the perimeter wall to reveal Echigoya's 
    estate. Laughter is heard. Next you see the interior of the house where Nasu 
    and Tokubei Echigoya are sitting together. Nasu says: "Look the other way?" 
    Tokubei replies: "Yes, yes...I know that 'not looking' is hard work." As he 
    says this he slides some pastries over to Nasu. Nasu says: "Ah...Your father must 
    have taught you that." He picks up a pastry and says: "Well, hmmm...Will there be 
    another desert course tonight?" To this Tokubei replies: "Oh yes, we have a very 
    special dish tonight. But first, I need to blindfold you." Nasu says: "Blindfold me? 
    Ha Ha Tokubei." As Tokubei leads the blindfolded Nasu 
    into the next room Nasu asks: "am I going to like what I don't see tonight?" Tokubei 
    opens the door and says: "Haii-ee Nasu-sama. My export business is dependent on your 
    happiness. Consider this as just one of the pleasures that 'not looking' will bring 
    you. Nasu staggers into the room with his blindfold 
    on and says: "Oh Tokubei. This I can get used to. I can't see a thing." A 
    Geisha is shown lying on the ground in fear. She lets out a cry as Nasu approaches.
    
    Back outside Rikimaru is shown arriving at the perimeter wall of the estate.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH: 
    When you first start look at your map. (I will use North, South, East and West 
    directions based on it) Crouch down to avoid being spotted by the Geisha (Innocent 
    Civilian) up ahead. Immediately run to your right and grapple up to the top of the 
    wall. Once up there, look down into the courtyard below and you will see a guard 
    patrolling back and forth. When his back is turned to you 
    jump down and Stealth Kill him. (Kanji #1) Next grapple up onto the big house 
    on your right. (L-Shaped house with blinking red dot on your map) Run towards the 
    Southeast corner and a brief cutscene will be triggered.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    The cutscene shows three guards having a party beneath you and there is a key 
    on the floor next to one of them. A gate is also shown with a glimmering 
    golden lock.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Now that you have control again you can either, drop down and Stealth Kill one with 
    a BLOW GUN dart and then fight the other two or simply use some RICE BALLS to patiently 
    divide and conquer them. Once they are dead go inside and pick up the key. If it is 
    not there, go inspect the three dead bodies and one of them will have it. (NOTE: If 
    you get an onscreen message stating that "You cannot take this Item with you" it means 
    that your carrying capacity is maxed so 
    simply make room by getting rid of something else) Now that you have the key grapple 
    back onto the perimeter wall and head to the Southeast corner. (There 
    is a SMOKEBOMB outside there) Continue on the EAST wall heading NORTH and 
    you'll see two guards ahead. One is guarding the Locked gate and the other is 
    on the highest lookout point above him. Roll all the way to the end of the 
    wall to remain undetected and turn so that you can see them both while 
    remaining crouched. When you have your chance, roll down and Stealth Kill the  guard 
    beneath you. (KANJI #2) Once he is dead grapple up to the other guard 
    atop the lookout and hang there while you observe his habits. When the time is right, 
    climb up and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #3) Now drop back down in 
    front of the locked gate, select the KEY and the gate will open.
    
    Now that you are in the hallway move slowly and use "R1" to peek around 
    corners as you make your way through. There is a Spear carrying guard around 
    the first corner. Observe him and when you know he won't spot you, run to him and 
    Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) Continue around the next few corners without concern 
    and at the end you'll have to drop down to a lowered floor. Go slowly around the next 
    corner and you will see a guard patrolling on the raised floor ahead. When he is walking 
    away run and hang from the wall and time him again 
    so that you can Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #5) Go around the next corner and creep 
    slowly forward while looking up at the next corner for a beam to grapple up to. (There 
    is a Geisha that needs to be avoided) When you see the beam, grapple up to it and 
    look up. There is an opening which will lead you to the next section of Echigoya's 
    courtyard. (There is also a HEALTH POTION here) Grapple up the opening facing NORTH 
    and hang there while observing the patrolling guard up ahead by the small houses.
    
    The guard will walk all the way to the perimeter of the nearest house and when he 
    begins to turn to walk back, climb up and run towards him to Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #6) Once he is dead grapple up to the Southwest house and head 
    over to the Northeast house facing the Northern courtyard. Below you is a patrolling 
    guard. When you have observed his pattern, jump down and Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #7) There are two SMALL HEALTH POTIONS on the carpet in this courtyard 
    if you need them. Now head EAST over to the dividing wall and 
    grapple up to it and then double jump onto the roof of the big house 
    (Echigoya's house) and head over to the Southern ledge. There is one guard 
    down below but beware another guard patrols the Eastern wall. Go kill him 
    first (Kanji #8) and then grapple back up to the roof and Stealth Kill the 
    guard at the front door. (KANJI #9 - SHOULDER THRUST unlocked) Now walk to the door 
    and you will enter the house. (Loading Screen)
    
    Immediately walk ahead and the wooden sliding door will open. Immediately head Right 
    and go through the wooden sliding door by the Demon mask. Use "R1" to 
    lean against the wall and observe the guard in the next room. Run in and kill him 
    when he is walking away. Right in front of him is another sliding door 
    that is painted to look like trees. Go through it and into the long hallway. Enter 
    the first Sliding door on your left and drop down and observe the 
    sleeping guard below you. When ready drop down and kill him. (There is a cat 
    in this room so don't wake him up by making too much noise) Now roll past the cat 
    and in the far corner you'll see an opening to grapple up to. Climb up and grab the 
    NINJA REBIRTH Item that is there. Now walk through the sliding door 
    and continue through this room towards the next sliding door, which has golden 
    leafs painted on it and a Japanese sign above it. Enter there to face your 
    first Boss battle.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A gunshot is heard and Rikimaru immediately goes on the defensive. Tajima appears 
    from behind the screen door and says: "Look at what the cat dragged 
    in." Rikimaru responds: "Move or die. Your choice." Tajima reveals his pistol and 
    says: "Looks like you chose the wrong party to crash!" He then points the pistol at 
    Rikimaru. 
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    SUB-BOSS BATTLE: TAJIMA
    Tajima is an easy boss to defeat as he only has 100 HP but make sure you 
    attack him and finish him off quick because he has a gun and a sword. Use your Heel 
    kick combo and SHOULDER THRUST and he will be dead in no time at all. 
    Block when he attacks, especially when he says "Fly Baby".
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT: 
    Now that you have killed Tajima continue through the sliding door and immediately 
    head up the stairs and through the next sliding door. Head left 
    and peek around the corner to observe the guard who is walking up and down the hall. 
    When he walks away invite him to his demise. Continue down the hallway 
    and you will come to 2 sliding doors. The one on the left has a sleeping guard in 
    it along with a HEALTH POTION. Enter the sliding door on the Right and startle the 
    cat and wait for it to disappear before moving on. Now use "R1" 
    and "forward" to crawl through the opening and Jump onto the chest at the end 
    of the room. Above you is a ledge that you need to grapple up to. Once up 
    there, head through the sliding door and lean against the wooden wall on your left. 
    There is a guard in the nook there so observe him and kill him. (Wait 
    for him to turn all the way to his left and then charge in) now go through the next 
    sliding door and run down the hall through one last sliding door and then look down 
    below you as there is one last guard there. Observe him and then scratch him off the 
    payroll for good. Go through the sliding door and pick up the NINJA REBIRTH that is 
    sitting there and then jump down the opening in the floor. <Fade to black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Nasu is shown entering the room with his blindfold on as Rikimaru drops down from 
    the ceiling above. He lands between Nasu and the Geisha on the floor. Tokubei is seen 
    sitting in the background of the other room. Nasu reaches forward and touches 
    Rikimaru's shoulders. He says: "Oh! There you are." As he 
    is caressing Rikimaru's shoulders he says: "you certainly are a big girl!" The Geisha 
    meanwhile sneaks out of the room to safety. Nasu continues: "Now, now. Relax. Don't 
    be so tense. Your clothing is a little 'different'." He drops 
    down onto his knees and feels Rikimaru's legs and says: "Hmmm". Suddenly he realizes 
    that this is no ordinary Geisha and jumps backwards while ripping his blindfold off. 
    Tokubei is alerted in the other room and says: "What!?".
    
    Rikimaru now walks towards the men and says: "You wrench daughters from their parents 
    when they can't meet your outrageous loan payments. Then you sell the girls into 
    slavery and grow rich from your disgusting trade!" Nasu asks 
    angrily: "How did you get in here?" Meanwhile Tokubei screams: "Guards! 
    Guards!" Two guards immediately show up and draw their swords. Tokubei dashes for 
    cover and Rikimaru raises his sword into a battle ready position. Nasu say to the 
    guards: "Get him!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    FINAL BOSS BATTLE: NASU and 2 GUARDS
    This battle should be a breeze considering you have 2 NINJA REBIRTHS and probably 
    a host of HEALTH POTIONS. Nasu also has two guards to help him but 
    they are weak and only have 35HP each. Kill them and then Kill Nasu by relentlessly 
    attacking him and avoiding his trickery. Do not grab the SMOKE 
    BOMB he offers you as it is simply a ploy to strike you while you least expect it. 
    His total HP is only 100.  <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tokubei whimpers and stumbles away from Rikimaru who is calmly walking up to him. 
    Rikimaru reaches for his sheathed sword and says to Tokubei: "Who else is in on your 
    scam?" Tokubei leans against the screen door on the far side while  pleading for his 
    life: "Don't kill me. A man. In Gohda Castle. On the inside!" Rikimaru responds: "A 
    traitor. Who?" Tokubei replies: "He wears glasses. 
    Name's Ha..Ha..Hamada! It was all his idea. I'll tell you everything. Just please, 
    please spare me my life." Just then Tokubei is stabbed in the back through the screen 
    door he was leaning against and collapses and dies. 
    Rikimaru runs over to open the screen door to see who killed Tokubei and to 
    his astonishment sees Onikage already on top of the perimeter wall looking 
    back at him. Onikage then runs off and Rikimaru says to himself: "No. It can't be!? 
    But he should be dead." The full moon is shown in the clear evening sky.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A blue flame erupts against a black background as a male voice says: "It's Rikimaru." 
    A second flame erupts and a Female voice says: "Rikimaru? The one 
    who destroyed Mei-oh's army?" Then a third, larger blue flame erupts and Tenrai's 
    voice is heard saying: "So he survived. This will be interesting. Another pawn to 
    play with. The more the merrier." The flames then fade away 
    into the darkness again. 
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 2: EXECUTE HAMADA AND RETURN TO LORD GOHDA  |
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    Location: GOHDA CASTLE
    Kanji Ability: NINJITSU BLOCK
    Grandmaster Item: EXPLODING ARROW
    Gameplay Tips: Hamada is on the first floor. Do not kill Gohda's guards. 
                   Proceed with silence and caution. 
    My Tips: Take your time to analyze patrolling patterns. Leaning against
             walls next to doors will open them without the risk of you 
             being seen. Orange bars on your map represent stairwells. 
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Echigoya's last words were as informative as they were deadly. There's a 
    traitor within the castle of Lord Gohda - a man wearing glasses named Hamada. You 
    must dispose of the traitor and return to Lord Gohda. But be careful. Gohda's guards 
    don't know of your existence and they will greet you as an intruder. You must not 
    kill any of Gohda's guards.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Hamada is shown walking around a corner with another guard. In the background 
    Rikimaru's head peeks down from an opening in the ceiling and observes him.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    From your starting point walk to the other side of the room where there is a SMOKE 
    BOMB and another opening in the floor. Drop down through it and pick up the NINJA 
    REBIRTH Item. Now grapple back up through the opening and head back 
    to the opening where you started. If you go to the far side of the opening you can 
    see Lord Gohda's Guard patrolling below. Wait until he is right beneath 
    you and as soon as he starts walking away, jump down and run through the 
    wooden sliding door on your right. Pick up the HEALTH POTION in there. At the far 
    side of this room is another sliding door. Lean up next to it so that it will remain 
    open while you remain out of sight. When the guard starts his walk back to the opening 
    from whence you started, exit the room and head right and look around the corner as 
    there is another guard up ahead. As he walks away 
    run down this hall and into the sliding door at the far end. Use the same leaning 
    strategy with the next sliding door and when the coast is clear run 
    down the next hallway. Stop and peek around the corner by the doorway as two 
    of Gohda's guards are having a discussion. When they are done one of them will 
    take a nap while the other one leaves the room. When the guard is asleep roll past 
    him towards the other doorway and look down the hall to make sure the 
    coast is clear. Now head Left around the corner and run down the unpatrolled hallway. 
    (Look at your map) The sliding door to Hamada is on your right so 
    don't miss it. Enter the sliding door. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru is shown delivering a blow to the back of Hamada causing him to fall down. 
    As Hamada crawls away Rikimaru covers his mouth and stabs him in the 
    back thereby killing the traitor. Just then a noise is heard and two of 
    Gohda's guards are shown killed by enemy ninja's. Rikimaru looks up and says: "Enemy 
    ninja's? I must find lord Gohda!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Grab the HEALTH POTION in Hamada's room and then go to the Northeast corner where 
    there is a secret passageway. Enter through there and after a brief loading screen 
    you will be in another room. 
    
    Use your newfound leaning tactic by the sliding door and observe the ninja who is 
    stationed in the next room and then Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Exit that room and 
    go left and then observe the ninja in the room down the hall. While 
    he walks towards the back corner you can run down and Stealth Kill him too. (Kanji 
    #2) Use you leaning move again at the sliding door there and when ready run up and 
    Stealth Kill the guard in the next room which has the stairwell in it. (KANJI #3) 
    Now go up the stairs to the next floor. 
    
    Using your leaning tactic at the sliding door atop the stairwell, observe the habits 
    of the ninja at the other end of the room. When he walks away run down and kill him 
    (Notice that he does a stutter step and then turns to face in 
    your direction again - KANJI #4) Continue on and lean up again by the next sliding 
    door and observe the guard on the other side. His movements are very quick and he 
    sometimes turns back quickly so take your time before you run in because if he sees 
    you there will be another ninja coming to help him out from the next room. Stealth 
    Kill him for (KANJI #5) There is another ninja at the 
    far end of this room and when he turns his back to you go and Stealth Kill him too. 
    (KANJI #6) Go through the sliding door and immediately lean up against the wall on 
    your left as there is a patrolling ninja in the hallway. Observe and then eliminate 
    him. (KANJI #7) Go around the corner slowly and observe the 
    guard in the next hallway. Kill him too (KANJI #8) and immediately crouch as there 
    is a ninja on the roof of an adjacent building who might spot you. Go to the far wall 
    and then peek around it to observe the last ninja who is walking around that room. 
    When the moment is right, run in and kill him. (KANJI #9 - NINJITSU BLOCK unlocked) 
    Now simply go down the stairs and into Gohda's room. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru runs into Lord Gohda's chambers and kneels down before him. He says: "It 
    is I, Rikimaru. Please forgive my absence." Gohda is then shown with 
    counsel Sekiya seated to his right. Gohda says: "Rikimaru? You're alive." Rikimaru 
    responds: "I kept myself alive by using the ninja deep sleep technique." Just then 
    Ayame enters behind Rikimaru and asks: "And you show up right when our Lord Gohda 
    is under attack?" Rikimaru says to her: "While sleeping, I sent my shadow far and 
    wide across the land. Ayame says a little sarcastically: "Your shadow?" Rikimaru looks 
    over his shoulder at her and says: "Yes. My shadow." Ayame then says: "And how do 
    we know you're not just a shadow?" Rikimaru replies: "I am Rikimaru. I am a shadow."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 3: FIND THE SHICHISHITO SWORD |
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    Location: LIMESTONE CAVERN
    Kanji Ability: NINJA VISION
    Grandmaster Item: CHAMELEON SPELL 
    Gameplay Tips: Watch out for pitfalls. Use the grappling hook wisely. Look up 
                   when lost. 
    My Tips: Beware of pitfalls. Use your map often to get your bearings. Use 
             stealth after every kill to avoid being spotted. Bring some BLOW GUN 
             darts. Move slowly and analyze your enemy's habits. Use "R1" to 
             silently land and move through water. Come prepared for a good fight 
             at the end.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    The timing of the Ninja's surprise attack and retreat made it evident that they 
    intended to keep you from reaching Lord Gohda. The crystal residue found on the Ninjas' 
    clothing indicates that they came from the Limestone Caverns.
    
    The rumor within the realm is that the Shichishito, the sword of the deceased Lord 
    Mei-oh, lies in the heart of the limestone Caverns and is attracting evil powers to 
    it. You must go to the Caverns to find the Shichishito Sword.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    You start out in a small cave overlooking a pool of water outside the entrance to 
    the Limestone Cavern. Behind you is a NINJA REBIRTH Item so pick that up and then 
    go to the edge and look around while crouching. There are three ninja's in this little 
    area. The first one is stationed atop the watchtower right in front of you. When his 
    back is turned to you, double jump and hang on to the edge of the tower. (If you miss, 
    use "R1" to silently land in the water and then 
    grapple up) When you are ready, climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1). Immediately 
    crouch after killing him to avoid getting spotted by the two 
    ninja's guarding the entrance. Kill the nearest one with a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) (KANJI 
    #2) and immediately crouch because the other ninja will go on alert briefly. When 
    he returns to "<?>" mode and resumes his patrol pattern, jump 
    down and crouch right in front of the falling water from the waterfall. (Stay out 
    of the water as water noise prompts a guaranteed "<!?>" reaction) Now observe the 
    ninja. He walks all the way down to the water for a long stare during his routine. 
    As he begins this walk, double jump and run up behind him 
    to Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Now enter the Limestone Cavern.
    
    There is a SMOKEBOMB in the first room of the Cavern and the next few corners hold 
    no enemy guards. Watch your KI Meter because you will come to a big room with two 
    ninja's deep in conversation about a treasure by the sea. Crouch in 
    the corner and as soon as they end their talk and turn away, charge in and Stealth 
    Kill the one heading left. (KANJI #4) Immediately run back to where 
    you were to avoid being spotted when the second ninja goes on alert after discovering 
    that his buddy got killed. (TIP: Use the "CIRCLE" button to cancel 
    a Stealth Kill midway through to save precious seconds) When he calms down you can 
    run down and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #5) Continue on into the next tunnel under 
    the mining track and move slowly as there is another enemy ninja 
    at the fork up ahead. Use another BLOW GUN dart (2/5) on him. (KANJI #6) Follow the 
    path on your RIGHT and move slowly around the corner. Crouch and move 
    slowly up the incline. (You'll see some bats flying up ahead) There is a Red Demon 
    ninja at the end there but be careful as there is a bottomless pit right in front 
    off you. Observe him and when you are ready, double jump over the pit and Stealth 
    Kill him while he's facing to the right. (KANJI #7) Now continue along the path and 
    you'll come to a ledge that looks down on the area below. 
    
    There is one enemy guard down below and another atop the ledge at the far end 
    of this room. (You cannot see him from where you are now) When the closest 
    enemy is facing away, jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) Immediately grapple 
    back up to the ledge from where you came to make sure the other enemy atop the far 
    ledge doesn't spot the dead guard and then you. Once you know the coast is clear, 
    drop back down and remain crouched. Now creep forwards until 
    you see the ledge that you need to grapple up to and hang from this ledge while you 
    observe the patrolling enemy guard up top. When the time is right, climb up and Stealth 
    Kill your victim and immediately crouch to avoid being spotted by the ninja at the 
    end of the tunnel opening up there. Crouch and move up the incline and when the ninja 
    walks to the left, drop down into the pit and 
    crouch. (There are many blue Fire Flies down here) Follow this path slowly 
    while crouching to observe the Demon Ninja up ahead. (Beware of the bottomless pit 
    in front of you) Either time him with a double jump to Stealth Kill him or use another 
    BLOW GUN dart (3/5) to kill him. (KANJI #9 - NINJA VISION unlocked) Continue along 
    the path and you will come to an opening with a torch that is burning. Move slowly 
    and stealthily as there is a Red Demon ninja patrolling outside there. When you can, 
    run out and perform another Stealth Kill. Now, 
    walk back to the burning torch and look down the ledge there in the corner and jump 
    down while holding your "R1" button. 
    
    There is a door down there which leads you to the next area of the Cavern so as soon 
    as you land, run to the side of the doorway and observe the Red Demon 
    ninja in the hallway. When he walks away from you, run in and kill him but be careful 
    as there is another ninja around the corner who might come to inspect the dead body. 
    Observe him also and when ready, Stealth Kill him too. You'll notice some wooden 
    barrels against the wall here, break them to reveal a Crawlspace. Use your "R1 + 
    Forward" technique to crawl in here and grab the HEALTH POTION. Now exit out of the 
    doorway and continue on. Go left up the stairs and into a small room with several 
    boxes stacked up. On the far side is an opening that looks down on the area below. 
    Jump down and make your way carefully to the side of the entrance so you can observe 
    the enemy ninja who patrols there. Time his habits and then kill him. (NOTE: You can 
    lean up 
    against the wooden frame and he won't see you through the crack) Move on 
    through this little hallway and you'll arrive at the doorway of another area filled 
    with greenish water and wooden planks.
    
    Drop down onto the planks and roll forwards a bit and then look to your left. Use 
    your NINJA VISION to observe the ninja who is stationed on the far side of the room 
    and while fully zoomed in on him, fire a BLOW GUN dart (4/5) to kill him. Now move 
    along the left side of this room towards the far side. (Roll through the water to 
    remain silent) Look ahead and you will see a raised 
    walkway with a ninja patrolling above. Move along the planks while crouching 
    all the way to the big pillar and wait for a safe moment to run under the platform 
    without being spotted. (Pick up the STICKY BOMB in the back corner) Next, grapple 
    up to the raised walkway and hang there while waiting for the perfect time to Stealth 
    Kill the ninja up here. Now continue through the tunnel from this raised walkway until 
    you come into the last room. Pick up the NINJA REBIRTH on the left ledge and when 
    you are ready, jump into the center of this room for the Boss Battle. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A huge boulder splits slowly in two as the Shichishito Sword appears inside. Rikimaru 
    looks up at the sword and says to himself: "This must not get into the wrong hands." 
    Just then a noise is heard and Rikimaru looks over his shoulder 
    to see a flashing yellow light on the opposite wall. He walks over towards it and 
    quietly says: "What!?" He immediately turns around again as he hears a familiar laugh. 
    Onikage is standing right behind him and says: "I've been waiting for you, Rikimaru! 
    It's been a long time!" Rikimaru says: "You! 
    Onikage! But I saw you die." Onikage responds: "Yes. And now I'm back! I wanted to 
    repay you." Rikimaru then says: "You're back?" Onikage then says: "A man called Tenrai 
    brought me back to life. And in exchange he wants the Shichishito sword." Rikimaru 
    asks: "What for?" Onikage tells him: "Shichishito is the key 
    to the portal. With it I can call Lord Mei-oh back to this world. I knew you would 
    lead me right to it!" Rikimaru then draws his sword and Onikage says: 
    "The Shichishito is mine! I must return it to its proper owner, Lord Mei-oh!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    FINAL BOSS BATTLE: ONIKAGE (Part 1)
    This is a relatively easy fight to win as Onikage only has 100 HP. Block his attacks 
    and then launch your heel kick combo's along with your SHOULDER THRUST move. When 
    he is down, stab him. Be careful to not get too close to him or he will hold you in 
    the air with a punch to the gut that takes a lot of HP from you. SMOKE BOMBS always 
    provide a nice opening as well. While he is dying use a HEALTH POTION if you are low 
    on HP.<Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru grabs the Shichishito sword and looks back over his shoulder at a defeated 
    Onikage who is on his knees. Just then a mask falls off of the 
    defeated foe revealing that this was not the true Onikage. Rikimaru immediately goes 
    on the defensive. From behind him a hand reaches over and slashes Rikimaru's throat. 
    He collapses and dies on the ground. The true Onikage is now shown holding the knife 
    and says: "I gather those rumors were correct". The camera then pans back up to the 
    yellow flashing light on the wall. Onikage 
    looks around and then says loudly: "Rikimaru! Where are you hiding! Come out!" He 
    then walks over to Rikimaru's lifeless body on the ground and picks up the Shichishito 
    sword and says: "Daugh! Shichishito! Call Lord Mei-oh! Stronger!" With that the 
    Shichishito sword levitates in the air as the yellow flashing light begins to change 
    color. Onikage begins his incantation: "lord Mei-oh! 
    Your humble servant Onikage is here! Waiting for you!" The sword is again shown in 
    front of the flashing light and after a brief moment simply falls to the ground causing 
    Onikage to look bewildered and say: "Huh?" He looks up at the flashing light and then 
    up at the hole in the ceiling above as a sword is seen falling from the sky. Onikage 
    jumps out of the way at the last second to avoid it and it sticks in the ground. He 
    looks at the sword and says: "Izayoi?" The sword starts to reverberate and Onikage 
    continues: "What the...?" He again 
    looks up at the flashing light as it begins to turn blue. The reverberating sword 
    and the flashing light become more and more intense until a lightning flash is seen 
    and a body gets shot out of the flashing light. The intensity causes a shockwave in 
    the cavern that sends Onikage flying to the far side of the room. A section of wall 
    collapses as the real Rikimaru double jumps out 
    from behind. He pulls his Izayoi sword out of the ground as Onikage says: "No! It 
    can't be!?" Rikimaru then stands up and says in a very calm but serious 
    tone: "I'm back! To take you down again Onikage!  
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    FINAL BOSS BATTLE: ONIKAGE (Part 2)
    This time Onikage is a bit more challenging as his HP is now 150. Use the same tactics 
    as before and use the STICKY BOMB on him too. Also, if you have brought some GRENADES 
    then he will be toast in no time. Keep on him and don't give him time to drink his 
    HEALTH POTION midway through the fight. Once he is dead the screen...<Fades To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru kneels next to his fallen shadow's corpse and picks up the Shichishito sword 
    and bows to his shadow. Suddenly he turns and uses his sword to quickly deflect a 
    knife that was thrown at him. Two ninjas are shown on the ledge 
    above. One jumps down in an attempt to surround Rikimaru. The other one throws another 
    knife that misses. The ninjas then surround Rikimaru and keep him on 
    the defensive. In the background Onikage lies motionless on the ground. 
    Suddenly he opens his red eyes. As Rikimaru begins to turn towards him, Onikage springs 
    up and cuts Rikimaru's right eye with a knife. Rikimaru falls backwards and covers 
    his eye as blood spews forth. Onikage meanwhile lands over by the 
    two ninjas. The ninjas both jump back onto the ledge and disappear. Onikage looks 
    at Rikimaru while holding his injured shoulder and says: "Hiding in the Portal! Only 
    lord Mei-oh has ever survived the portal! I shall let you live. So I can kill you 
    another day! Rikimaru courageously stands up while still clutching his eye and begins 
    to move toward Onikage but he jumps up onto the ledge, briefly looks back and then 
    runs off. Rikimaru looks on while breathing heavily and in obvious pain.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 4: CROSS THE RONIN VILLAGE  |
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    Location: RONIN VILLAGE
    Kanji Ability: GRAPPLING HOOK COMBO
    Grandmaster Item: DOG BONE
    Gameplay Tips: Hurry to the gate of Amagai's Castle. Never spill the blood of 
                   the innocent. Crawl into holes by using stealth. 
    My Tips: Use "R1" when in water to avoid alerting guards. Observe enemy patrol 
             patterns especially in areas with multiple guards. Strike and
             immediately hide to avoid being spotted. Use high places to your 
             advantage. Bring some BLOW GUN darts.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    The Ninja who assassinated Nasu and saved Lord Gohda was not the real Rikimaru but 
    his shadow. The Azuma Ninjas have shadows that replace them when one was thought to 
    be dead. One year ago, Mei-oh fled into a portal when he was fatally wounded. The 
    true Rikimaru appeared out of the same portal.
    
    Lord Gohda's daughter Kiku has been kidnapped. A letter was left saying she has been 
    taken to the Agamai Castle in a neighboring state. 
    
    You must go to the Agamai Castle and bring Kiku back. To get there, you must first 
    pass through Ronin Village.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru is shown jumping over a wooden fence and running to the edge of a 
    house in the Ronin Village. As the camera zooms out, Jinnai is seen on one of the 
    roofs overlooking the scenery and Rikimaru below. Rain is falling as he says: "Tenrai, 
    he is on his way. My Ronin's will have fun with him."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you first get control immediately crouch and look ahead. On the far side 
    of the bridge are two guards having a conversation. Roll to your left and 
    double jump behind that house by the guards. Hop onto the roof and crawl 
    forward so that you are overlooking the two guards below who are talking about their 
    foot pains. As soon as they turn away from each other, drop down and Stealth Kill 
    the one on the right. (KANJI #1) Immediately run behind the house again and hop back 
    onto the roof and crouch. The other guard will shortly see that his friend is dead 
    and momentarily go on alert. Slowly crouch forward so that you can see him and as 
    soon as he is back in "<?>" mode, drop down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #2 - Note: 
    A second guard may also show up so take the first out, and repeat the roof crouching 
    act again for KANJI #3) Now that these three guards are dead jump onto the roof of 
    the house on the other side of the fence by the dead bodies and head over to the tallest 
    roof on the Eastern side of the area. Looking down you will see a guard patrolling 
    and a dog. Use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to kill the dog and wait until it is safe to 
    jump down and Stealth Kill the guard. (KANJI #4) There is a HEALTH POTION on the small 
    roof 
    to the left of you. Now go back onto that tall roof you just came from and peek over 
    the northern ledge to observe another guard below. When you have established his 
    pattern, drop down and Stealth Kill him (KANJI #5) There is 
    also a SMALL HEALTH POTION in the little fenced in area right there. Head back onto 
    the Tall roof once again and look north. There is a guard patrolling the outer 
    perimeter. Double jump to the roof to the left of you and crouch while moving forward 
    to the northern edge. You will see another guard stationed towards the left side of 
    the perimeter. When the coast is clear, double jump to the roof ahead and remain 
    crouched while you move forward to observe the guard who is guarding the wall. He 
    will stop right in front of the Crawlspace that 
    you will need to go through. When he begins walking away, jump down and Stealth Kill 
    him. (KANJI #6) Go through the Crawlspace to enter the next area.
    
    Before exiting the Crawlspace in the next area, use your NINJA VISION to 
    observe a guard ahead on a lookout point as well as a patrolling guard on your right 
    who is walking back and forth along the wall. (It is important to 
    remember that you are in water and moving without using "R1", you will make noise 
    that will alert the enemies) Exit the Crawlspace and immediately crouch next to the 
    incline on your right. (The guard above won't see you) When he is turned away, roll 
    forward towards the guard atop the platform, grapple up so that you are hanging and 
    as quickly as possible climb up to Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) now immediately walk 
    backwards while holding your "R2" button so 
    that you can drop to a hanging position from the ledge. You want to be facing 
    In the direction of the wall. There is a dog to your left in the water and a Geisha 
    will come running to see the fallen guard. (She will probably fall down into the water 
    below by the dog) Wait here until the other patrolling guard comes running and as 
    soon as he returns to "<?>" mode, climb up and Stealth 
    kill him. (KANJI #8) Once he is dead, run up to the wall and jump on top of it and 
    immediately crouch. In this little courtyard are two guards on the platform ahead 
    and a dog. Observe the two guards and when they are not looking in your direction, 
    use your BLOW GUN dart (2/5) to kill the one on the right. Keep crouched to avoid 
    being spotted by the other guard who will be alerted. When he goes back to "<?>" double 
    jump over to the right most side of the platform and hang on the edge until you can 
    climb up and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #9 - GRAPPLING HOOK COMBO unlocked) All 
    that is left now is the dog in the far 
    corner of this courtyard. Use a BLOW GUN dart (3/5) to kill him and then go 
    grab the SHURIKEN that are in the red box if you want them. Now jump onto the far 
    wall and observe the scene ahead. There is a guard right below you who is walking 
    back and forth and another guard up ahead on the far side of the little bridge. When 
    the coast is clear, jump down and Stealth Kill the guard below and then immediately 
    double jump over the water so that you are behind the house. Now grapple onto the 
    roof and crawl forward to observe the area ahead. There 
    are two guards here. Double jump onto the big Keg on the left side of the gate and 
    when the time is right, drop down and kill the first guard who walks to the side of 
    you. Immediately grapple back up in the event the other guard sees the dead body. 
    When the time is right, Stealth Kill the other guard also. Now 
    simply walk up to the gate to the next area. 
    
    Immediately crouch when you enter the next area and then double jump onto the big 
    Keg to your left. Crouch and move to the next Keg and observe the guards below. When 
    you have the chance, double jump to far left area and grapple up to that lone Keg 
    in the back corner. Once up there take your time to analyze the guards' patterns and 
    then take out the nearest one. Once he is dead, quickly grapple up to the two Kegs 
    in the middle of the area and observe the remaining two guards. When they are out 
    of each others view, drop down and take them out one by one. There is a NINJA REBIRTH 
    on the big KEG to the left of the gate. When ready, enter the gate. (Or, for a shortcut, 
    use "R1 + Forward" to crawl under the wooden plank where the water runs through on 
    the right side of the gate - This walkthrough uses the gate)
    
    Once you are in the last area here, check out you map. You need to go to the 
    far left corner of this area to complete this mission. While crouching head 
    left along the top of the dirt field where you are until you come to the edge. There 
    is an enemy guard patrolling between the little huts below. Roll down 
    onto the roof and remain crouched. Observe him and when the opportunity 
    presents itself, drop down and Stealth Kill him. (There is a GRENADE in the 
    back corner there) Next, jump onto the little roof that overlooks the lower courtyard 
    area and continue moving to the right side while crouching. There is an innocent Geisha 
    up ahead that you need to bypass. You need to time it so 
    that you can get onto the roof of that tall building ahead without being 
    spotted by her. (Tallest building in area) Once on top of the roof, crawl forward 
    until you can see the guard who is patrolling in front of the fence 
    that finishes this mission. Roll off the left side of the roof and then roll forward 
    so that you are crouched next to the small hut observing your final enemy. When he 
    begins to walk in the direction of the house on the right, run 
    up and Stealth kill him. Now simply walk up to the gate and this mission is complete.
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 5: RESCUE THE KIDNAPPED PRINCESS  |
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    Location: AMAGAI CASTLE
    Kanji Ability: CLING TO CEILING
    "Hidden Item": STONE OF POWER
    Grandmaster Item: INVISIBILITY SPELL
    Gameplay Tips: Stay alert for traps. Press your back against walls to open 
                   trap doors. The enemy is not human
    My Tips: Always be ready to jump if the floor starts giving way. The little 
             Chibots do not grant a cutscene for Stealth Killing them so simply 
             slash from close range. Roll under doorway spears. Observe your 
             enemies patrol patterns. Lean against walls to look around corners. 
             Do not bring "BLOW GUN" darts as they are useless here.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    The Amagai Castle seems abandoned except for some strange wooden robots. Use haste, 
    but be careful Rikimaru. You must rescue Princess Kiku.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as you start the mission, walk to the left wall and press up ("R1") against 
    the blue door by using "R1". A wooden enemy guard will walk down the hallway and this 
    is the only way to remain undetected. When he turns around, 
    run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Now continue on towards the edge and look 
    up on your right side. There is an opening to grapple up to. Once up 
    there, grapple to the wall ahead and then double jump down to the other side 
    of the lava flow. Once down there look up and you will see another opening 
    above you at the end. Grapple up there and jump over to the last beam and observe 
    the wooden soldier beneath you. Time him and Stealth Kill him 
    (KANJI #2) Move into the next room and immediately press up against the left side 
    of the next doorway. Observe the guard in the next room who is patrolling on a raised 
    wooden scaffold. (There are trap doors on the floor in there) When he isn't looking, 
    grapple or jump to the edge of the scaffold and hang there until you can climb up 
    and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Now run to the end and pick up the NINJA REBIRTH 
    Item and then drop down. Press up against the left wall and slowly move to where you 
    can see the Chibot in the next room. (Notice the spears in the doorway, you will need 
    to roll through the doorway to avoid being stabbed and subsequently alerting the enemy 
    to your presence) When the Chibot turns to his right, roll through the doorway and 
    immediately slash him for a Stealth Kill. (KANJI #4) Now go back and wait around the 
    same corner 
    again because the guard in the next room will probably come to inspect 
    shortly. When he returns to his usual patrol, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #5) Continue into the next room, which is unguarded, and double jump across to the 
    other side of the room and proceed slowly up the stairwell. When you are almost at 
    the top you will notice another Chibot patrolling the area. Keep out of sight and 
    when he starts his path towards the corner, jump over the railing and Kill him. (KANJI 
    #6) Now look up for the opening above and grapple up there. You will see three doors 
    up here with carpets at the bottom. Go and lean up against the middle door and it 
    will rotate and swivel you to the next area.
    
    Now that you are in the next hallway, slowly slide along the right wall until you 
    can see the guard in the room there. When he begins to turn to his left, 
    run in and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) now go back into the hallway and continue 
    into the next room, which is wooden all around. Slowly go around the corner and slide 
    along the wall until you can observe the enemy who patrols 
    back and forth into the next room. When he turns to walk through the doorway, run 
    after him and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) Continue to through this next room and 
    pick up the HEALTH POTION on the ledge and then drop down. Press up against this door 
    and it will bring you to the next area.
    
    Immediately grapple up to the ledge on your left and hang there while you observe 
    the Chibot. When he turns, climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #9 - CLING TO CEILING 
    unlocked) Now turn around and double jump across the hallway into the room on the 
    other side. As you get to the doorway, look up into the next room and grapple onto 
    the beam in the middle and climb up. (The door 
    behind you will close and GRENADES and SMOKE BOMBS will go off beneath you. 
    From the safety of the beam continue into the next room and head to the ledge 
    on your right. Drop down and double jump as far as you can and then climb up 
    the ledge on the other side. Stick to the right side of the room once you are across 
    and hang from the right ledge to observe the guard up there. When he begins to turn 
    completely to his right, climb up and Stealth kill him. Behind him is a SMALL HEALTH 
    POTION if you need it. Now head up the stairs and grapple up to the ledge up top and 
    Stealth kill the patrolling guard here. Now continue to the next room and grapple 
    across to the upper ledge of the next room. (There are spear traps below you here 
    so don't fall) Once you are hanging, move to the left most side of the ledge and then 
    climb up and press yourself up against the wall so that you can monitor the Chibot's 
    pattern in the hallway. When he 
    turns, run in and Stealth Kill him. Continue to the dead end instead of turning left 
    and look up on your left side for an opening where you can grapple up to. Once up 
    there, continue straight while disregarding the GRENADE (on the trap floor) and drop 
    down to the next room at the end. After dropping down the 
    second ledge you will come to a doorway at which point head Right. In this hallway 
    there are two doors that are almost undetectable on the right wall. Go to the second 
    one and press up against it. 
    
    This will cause the door to swivel you into the secret room containing the 
    STONE OF POWER. A brief cutscene will show a trap ceiling that is beginning to close 
    in on you. Grab the STONE OF POWER and press up against the other door, which will 
    return you to the original hallway again. Now head right while sliding along the wall 
    until you can see the Chibot in the following hallway. Observe him and then Stealth 
    Kill him as he turns. Continue to the end of the hallway and you'll arrive at the 
    next area, which is lined with red pillars.
    
    Follow the turns and then jump over the gap to the next section and now crouch along 
    the left wall until you can see the enemy guard around the corner. When 
    he turns to walk away, run around the corner and Stealth Kill him. From this room 
    you need to grapple up to the ledge on the other side of the exposed machinery below. 
    Once you've climbed up, look up towards the right side for the next opening to grapple 
    up to. (I suggest standing as far to the left as possible to ensure a safe grapple 
    from this angle) Once you have climbed up 
    here you will see some rising and falling blades in the next room. (There is a guard 
    on the other side) Move to the edge and remain crouched so that he does not spot you 
    and when he isn't looking, jump over the first falling blade towards the right corner. 
    Now turn and when the second blade starts to go up, run and jump towards the ledge 
    and while hanging quickly move to the left most side. (The falling blade should not 
    touch you while hanging but if it does, do not hide in the left corner as the floor 
    will give way to a trap) Now simply wait for your opportunity to climb up and Stealth 
    Kill the guard last there. 
    Now simply continue and get across to the stairwell at the far side of the room which 
    will lead you to the Boss Battle. Run up the stairs.
    <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    The doorway is sealed by a falling block. Rikimaru turns to see this and then turns 
    back into the room. A noise is heard as the princess is seen tied to the top of a 
    rising ledge. Rikimaru says: "Princess!" Once the ledge stops rising a door opens 
    below it and a strange looking wooden head turns around. It 
    resembles Onikage.  Rikimaru looks at it and says to himself: "What the hell?" just 
    then a voice says: "Welcome Rikimaru." The head bows forward and suddenly charges 
    full speed at Rikimaru who goes on the defensive and avoids being hit. He then asks: 
    "Who are you?" The contraption then turns and reveals Dr. Kimaira who says: "I am 
    an inventor, a scientist...Call me...Dr. Kimaira." Rikimaru doesn't skip a beat and 
    demands: "Why did you kidnap Princess Kiku?" to this Kimaira casually replies: "Why? 
    People always ask 'why?' but they never ask 
    'why not?'. They only see one angle. They fail to see the truth. Rikimaru's badly 
    damaged eye is shown as Dr. Kimaira says: "Arise! Mahime! Let's teach him the truth!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    FINAL BOSS BATTLE: DR. KIMAIRA
    Dr. Kimaira has a deadly spinning attack that will eat a lot of your HP so when he 
    begins to spin, get out of the way or lob a GRENADE at him. He only has 150 HP so 
    if you are relentless you should defeat him rather easily. I always recommend using 
    the SHOULDER THRUST and Heal Kick Combo when in boss Battles. 
    If you have some MINES with you then you can simply plant one and position yourself 
    so that he will spin into it while trying to attack you. Also, use the large room 
    to your advantage by running around and waiting for a good time to strike.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru jumps down from the ledge with Princess Kiku in his arms and shelters her 
    from the explosion caused by Dr. Kimaira's contraption. Kiku then looks up at him 
    and says: "Rikimaru? Is that you?" To this Rikimaru simply replies: "You're safe now 
    Princess." Kiku is so happy to see him she hugs him and says: "Rikimaru." Just then 
    Ayame calls out Kiku's name. She continues: "Are you all right?" Kiku says "Ayame!" 
    and runs over to hug her. Rikimaru then looks over and nods at Ayame and says: "Take 
    care of the Princess. I must see Ressai. 
    Ayame says: "The swordsmith? What for?" Rikimaru then lifts up his sword and says: 
    "The blade of Izayoi has been damaged. I need to repair it."   
    </CUTSCENE>   
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A dark room with several candles is shown as one of the blue flames is blown out. 
    The camera pans over to show Tenrai who says to himself: "So Kimaira has fallen..."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 6: RETRIEVE THE STEEL FOR RESSAI  |
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    Location: CEMETERY
    Kanji Ability: FEIGN DEATH
    Grandmaster Item: FIRE SPELL
    Gameplay Tips: Kill the undead with the Muramasa Sword. The Muramasa will 
                   lower your energy but will not kill you. Find the steel and 
                   return to the swordsmith.
    My Tips: Bring a NINJA REBIRTH and as many "HEALTH POTIONS" as you can. Move 
             slowly and observe your enemy's patterns to strike swiftly. Look at 
             your map often to get your bearings. Peek around corners to avoid 
             being spotted and run for safety if you are as your health may be 
             low. "BLOW GUN" darts are useless here too. Always keep an eye on 
             your HP.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Ressai explains that there are two ways to repair the Izayoi Sword. 
    
    One way is to use the steel that Ressai has on hand. The other is to mix in the steel 
    from another sword that's as strong as the Izayoi, such as the Shichishito. However, 
    mixing in the steel from the Shichishito may have an unpredictable effect on the 
    Izayoi's power that one cannot predict. 
    
    The heavens have given you a choice, choose wisely.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    <CHOICE>
    *Use the steel from the Shichishito Sword <A>
     (OR)
    *Don't use any new Steel <B>
    </CHOICE>
    
    NOTE: The choice you make here will affect Onikage's cutscene in Mission 9 as 
          well as how Tenrai dies in Mission 10. Gameplay is not otherwise 
          affected.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A> (Use the Steel from the Shichishito Sword)
    Ressai is shown observing the damaged blade of Izayoi. Rikimaru says to him: "Ressai, 
    will this suffice?" Ressai looks down at the sword that Rikimaru produces and asks: 
    "What is this?" The Shichishito Sword is then shown as Rikimaru responds: "It is the 
    sword of Mei-oh. It is as strong as he was powerful..." Ressai replies: "The sword 
    of Mei-oh..." Just then a ghoulish 
    noise is heard outside that startles both men. Rikimaru stands up and turns as he 
    says: "They are after me. I leave the sword to you, Ressai." He begins to head out 
    as Ressai says: "Hold, Rikimaru. Take this." He offers Rikimaru a 
    sword and Rikimaru replies: "But that's..." Ressai continues: "It is the Muramasa. 
    This sword has protected my family for generations. Only the Muramasa can kill the 
    undead in the cemetery. Use it, but be careful. It drains the energy of he who wields 
    it, and he who is cut by it. But by mercy of the sword, the wielder's life will not 
    be taken in full by the sword alone. In exchange 
    for fixing your sword I ask that you bring me some metal from the house in the 
    cemetery." Rikimaru accepts the sword from Ressai and turns to leave as he 
    says: "I am in debt to you."
    </CUTSCENE A>
    
    (OR)
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Don't use any new Steel)
    Ressai is shown inspecting the damaged Izayoi sword. Rikimaru then tells him: "Please 
    do your best to fix Izayoi with the steel you have on hand." Ressai replies: "You 
    are sure about that?" Rikimaru pauses and then says: "Yes." Just then a ghoulish noise 
    is heard outside that startles both men. Rikimaru stands up and turns as he says: 
    "They are after me. I leave the sword to you, Ressai." He begins to head out as Ressai 
    says: "Hold, Rikimaru. Take this." He offers Rikimaru a sword and Rikimaru replies: 
    "But that's..." Ressai continues: "It is the Muramasa. This sword has protected my 
    family for generations. Only the Muramasa can kill the undead in the cemetery. Use 
    it, but be careful. It drains the energy of he who wields it, and he who is cut by 
    it. But by mercy of the sword, the wielder's life will not be taken in full by the 
    sword alone. In exchange for fixing your sword I ask that you bring me some metal 
    from the 
    house in the cemetery." Rikimaru accepts the sword from Ressai and turns to leave 
    as he says: "I am in debt to you."
    </CUTSCENE B>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as you start, crouch down and observe the patrolling Manji Cultist ahead. 
    As he dances away, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Now head 
    along the right side of the little house towards the Northeast corner of the area 
    and you will notice another undead creature stationed atop a small wooden shack in 
    the corner. Sneak up and while his back is turned to you, jump up and Stealth Kill 
    him. (KANJI #2) The opening to the next area is right behind this enemy. Enter the 
    lit tunnel.
    
    Move around the first corner and slow down when you arrive at the ledge. There is 
    another undead enemy stationed right below you here. Drop down and Stealth Kill him. 
    (KANJI #3) Lean against the left wall here and peek around the corner until you see 
    the patrolling enemy in the next hallway. When he turns to walk away, run up and Stealth 
    Kill him Quickly. (KANJI #4) Now continue on down this hallway and follow the turns 
    until your Kanji meter starts registering an enemy again. Now slide along the left 
    wall and in the corner right before the ledge you'll notice a stationed enemy there. 
    Wait for your moment and Steal Kill him. (KANJI #5) Now drop down and make sure your 
    HP is full and then walk around the corner and through the doorway into the next area 
    for the BOSS BATTLE.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru enters the courtyard and hears the groans of the undead. Manji cultists are 
    seen spawning.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: MULTIPLE UNDEAD ENEMIES
    Stick close to the hut and get ready to face an onslaught of undead enemies. There 
    are three types of enemies here; Manji cultists, swordsmen and archers. 
    If you stick around the side of the hut here the archers should not be able to harm 
    you. Kill the Manji Cultists as quickly as possible because they will try to breath 
    fire on you. Avoid getting stuck in the middle of multiple enemies. Attack, then run, 
    then attack again. If you need to use a HEALTH POTION, you 
    can jump onto the roof of the hut to buy yourself a few seconds. Once they are all 
    dead, head over to the well in the lower portion of the area and pick up 
    the HEALTH POTION behind there. Now jump down into the well.
    
    You once again find yourself in an underground hallway. Slowly move forward the first 
    corner and now lean against the wall so that you can look into the bigger room ahead. 
    There are two undead enemies in that room. One is on the far side 
    of the ditch and the other one is on your side. Wait until the one on your side appears 
    in your sights and as soon as he starts to turn toward the ditch, run 
    up and Stealth Kill him (KANJI #6) and immediately retreat again to where you were 
    to avoid being spotted by the second enemy. When the far enemy begins his walk back 
    to the right side, run and jump into the ditch and then hang on the ledge as you wait 
    for your chance to Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #7) Now drop back down into the ditch 
    and head to the right side of the room where you will see the next opening that you 
    need to go through in order to continue on. Once in the next hallway, slowly make 
    your way around the corners until you come to the doorway, which leads into the next 
    open area. Slide along your right wall and remain like that while you observe the 
    scene outside. (Check your HP)
    
    Looking out into the courtyard, there is a Manji Cultist ahead of you on the slope 
    and another guard way behind him. Most importantly, there is one right outside the 
    doorway in the right corner. Observe his pattern and Stealth kill him while the Manji 
    is also facing away. (Stealth Kill #8) Immediately run back into the doorway and wait 
    for your chance to rush in and Stealth Kill the Manji Cultist. (KANJI #9 - FEIGN DEATH 
    unlocked) Now collect the NINJA REBIRTH Item 
    on the other side of the doorway and then proceed to stealthily move forward 
    and when ready, Stealth Kill the last guard ahead. Now enter the doorway that leads 
    into the next underground area.
    
    Once inside, move ahead and drop down at the ledge. Now slide along the right wall 
    and peek around the corner at the undead guard patrolling this hallway. When the 
    opportunity is there, Stealth kill him. At the end of this room is another ledge and 
    you will see a floating head patrolling on the far side of 
    the room. When he heads left run down and hang on to the ledge beneath him. 
    Wait for him to show you his pattern and then climb up behind him and slash 
    him once for a Stealth Kill. (If you are spotted, avoid the green puke) Now continue 
    and you will come to the doorway that leads to the next outer area. 
    
    There is a guard patrolling ahead so stay out of his sight and when he turns to walk 
    away, run up and Stealth Kill him. Now grapple up onto the ledge right 
    next to the doorway from where you came and pick up the HEALTH POTION up there. Observe 
    the enemy who is stationed ahead on the ledge and make your way stealthily along the 
    perimeter wall until you can grapple up to the ledge above him. Now simply sneak to 
    the big wooden fence on your left and grapple up on to it and climb over to arrive 
    at yet another door leading inside. Enter this doorway. (Check your HP)
    
    Move through the tunnel slowly and peek around every corner until you come to the 
    long hallway with the Manji cultist patrolling back and forth. When he 
    turns to walk away, run up and Stealth kill him. Be careful because there is a hallway 
    on his right hand side with another guard who might go into "<!>" mode. Simply retreat 
    to your initial corner and then slide along the right wall to observe him. When he 
    turns, run down and Stealth kill him. Now drop down the ledge and creep forward while 
    sliding along the right wall. At the corner 
    you'll see another floating head patrolling above a ledge on the far side of 
    the room. When he is moving away, run and hang from the right most side of the ledge 
    and when appropriate, Stealth Kill him. Follow down his hallway and turn right at 
    the end. Move through the next few unguarded corners and you will come to the ledge, 
    which overlooks the Blood Room. (Note: Use "R1" in blood just 
    like you would in water)
    
    There is a guard patrolling underneath in the hallway to your left so observe him 
    from above the ledge first. Wait for him to head over to your section of 
    the room and then jump down on him and Stealth Kill him. Now look up and 
    grapple up to the opening on the other side. Move along the passageways slowly until 
    you see the floating head. Be very quick in Stealth Killing him because there is a 
    cat in the room who will alert him if you wait too long. Now stay pressed against 
    the corner of the hallway to the right and wait until the 
    enemy wobbles over. As soon as he turns, run after him and Stealth kill him. 
    Now run down the rest of this hallway until you arrive at the door that leads 
    to the Cemetery.
    
    There are two enemies atop the ledge ahead of you. When the nearest one isn't looking, 
    roll over and hang from the ledge. When the time is right, climb up 
    and Stealth Kill him. (If you wait too long he will drop down in the back and start 
    walking around on the ground next to you) Immediately roll back down and use the same 
    method on the second guard. Now move up towards the inclined path  and then jump to 
    the ledge on the right side of it and while hanging, move as far right as you can. 
    Now climb up behind the tree and observe the Manji 
    Cultist and then Stealth Kill him. There is a floating head to your left so 
    stay out of sight and then kill him too. Now slowly head up the next incline while 
    crouching and you'll see another guard on your right up there. Observe 
    and eliminate him as he is the last of them. Now simply move to the Northern most 
    point and walk towards the gate. <Fade to Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A deep voice is heard as Rikimaru is shown. It says: "Greetings, Rikimaru. Your skills 
    are impressive. Rikimaru looks around while in a defensive posture and says: "Who 
    are you?" The voice replies: "I am Tenrai." The camera then zooms 
    out to reveal Tenrai right behind Rikimaru. Rikimaru turns and immediately slashes 
    through what is an apparent apparition of Tenrai. Once he realizes this he steps back 
    as Tenrai continues: "Your unique talents could be...Useful to 
    me. Join me Rikimaru. To this Rikimaru simply replies: "Never!" Tenrai continues: 
    "Then you are a fool. We shall meet again, Azuma. Until then..." At that moment 
    Tatsumaru appears and stands in between Tenrai and Rikimaru. Rikimaru is startled 
    and says: "What!? No! It...It can't be!" Tatsumaru then drops a SMOKE BOMB and after 
    the smoke clears both he and Tenrai have vanished. Rikimaru takes a step forward and 
    says: "Has he brought you back to life too?"
    </CUTSCENE> 
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 7: FIND AYAME'S IMPOSTER  |
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    Location: BAMBOO FOREST
    Kanji Ability: WALL KICK
    Grandmaster Item: NINJA ARMOR
    Gameplay Tips: Avoid Shikigami spirits at all costs. Use the hot water spring 
                   to your advantage. Be careful of werewolves.
    My Tips: Don't get into heated battles with multiple Demon Ninja's as the red 
             ones will try Stealth Kill you and the blue ones will launch suicide 
             attacks when their HP runs low. Move very slowly from area to area. 
             Use "R1" when landing and moving through water. Take note of patrol
             patterns when there are multiple enemies in one area. Bring 5 BLOW GUN 
             darts.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Ayame, another member of the Azuma clan, is imprisoned for attacking Lord 
    Gohda. She was arrested by Gohda's guards while she was running into the Bamboo Forest. 
    She explains that she is being framed and that the imposter fled into the Bamboo 
    Forest.
    
    The imprisoned ninja would rather face the penalties of death rather than have 
    a fellow ninja break her out of prison. Go to the Bamboo Forest and find 
    Ayame's imposter, but use caution. The forest is infested with ninja demons and 
    Shikigami spirits.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Kagura is shown in the Bamboo forest and says: "He should be here...Ah, there 
    he is." The camera then shows Rikimaru's silhouette flipping up through the trees 
    and onto a cliff above.
    </CUTSCENE> 
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as the mission begins, roll to the other side of the fence to your 
    right to avoid being spotted by the Red Demon ninja ahead. Now lean against the wall 
    ahead so that you can peek around the corner and then Stealth Kill him 
    when he turns away. (KANJI #1) Immediately roll backwards to avoid alerting the other 
    Demon ninja on the ledge ahead. When he isn't looking, run up and hang from the ledge 
    and then climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #2) Now instead 
    of continuing on, turn left and go into the alcove. You will see that it slopes upward 
    and you can grapple up to the ledge above. Do that. Looking down into 
    the next area below you will see a wolf patrolling. Use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) 
    to kill him. (KANJI #2.5) Now jump down and pass the dead wolf and grapple up onto 
    the ledge at the far side. 
    
    Crouch and creep forward to the edge and you will see 2 Shikigami spirits below and 
    a Red Demon ninja perched atop the ledge on the other side. Use another 
    BLOW GUN dart (2/5) to take out the Demon ninja on the far side. (KANJI #3) Now take 
    out the Shikigami spirit on the far side with another BLOW GUN dart (3/5) There are 
    only two enemies left now, the Shikigami right beneath you and a blue Demon ninja 
    who is still out of your sight. Drop down and Stealth Kill the Shikigami right beneath 
    you and then go pick up the NINJA REBIRTH that is sitting on the snowy embankment 
    to your left. Now turn around and in the distance you'll see the blue Demon ninja. 
    Slowly make your way to the small ledge right beneath where he stops and remain 
    crouched. When he turns to begin his walk, jump up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) 
    Now slowly make your way 
    onto the bridge and notice the Shikigami spirit who is stationed on the far 
    end. When he has turned away, double jump off the bridge into the left most corner 
    and remain crouched upon landing. Turn around and you'll see a wolf patrolling under 
    the bridge and another Shikigami down at the far end. Use a SHURIKEN to kill the wolf. 
    (KANJI #4.5) Now, roll under the bridge and enter 
    the tunnel on your right. (Use "R1" to silently roll through water)
    
    As you arrive into the underground portion of the map slowly crouch your way to the 
    wall on your right side and while leaning against it, observe the blue 
    Demon ninja who is patrolling back and forth ahead. Take your time here because there 
    is another red Demon ninja who comes up from behind the blue one and then eventually 
    takes the long way around the pillar. When he is out of sight, 
    double jump and Stealth kill the blue Demon ninja (KANJI #5.5) and immediately run 
    back to your hiding place until the red Demon has found his buddy and 
    calmed down again. Now Stealth Kill him too (KANJI #6.5) Now slowly make your way 
    to the exit at the far side of the room and make your way up the stairs to the opening 
    up top. 
    
    At the opening turn as though you were going to go back down the stairs and observe 
    the Shikigami spirit in the distance above you. When he is turning to float away, 
    jump up and run to the bamboo fence on the left and immediately 
    lean up against it to avoid being spotted by the wolf on your right. Use your fourth 
    BLOW GUN dart to kill him. (KANJI #7) The Shikigami spirit will probably go on alert 
    and inspect the fallen wolf so stay leaned up against the fence until he returns to 
    his usual patrol and then Stealth Kill him. Now go grab the SHURIKEN next to the hole 
    you came from. Now head right (past the dead wolf) 
    and continue following the path while keeping an eye on your KI meter. Peek around 
    the wall to observe a Shikigami spirit on the far side who patrols 
    there. As soon as he turns, run up, double jump and kill him around the corner. (Be 
    very fast about it) Now slowly move towards the snowman at the far end of this area. 
    There is a Shikigami spirit there and a wolf on the right side. Slowly move up to 
    the Shikigami and observe his pattern. After a short pause he will float up the entire 
    slope, run up an kill him. (The wolf might go into "<!>" mode briefly) Now remain 
    crouched at the top of the slope, turn around 
    and use your NINJA VISION to observe the wolf on the far side of the snowman. Use 
    the SHURIKEN to kill him. (KANJI #7.5) Now take the path on the side of the wolf and 
    continue along until your KI meter starts going again. 
    
    You will come to a ledge overlooking a bottomless pit and you'll spot a red Demon 
    ninja patrolling on the far side. As soon as he turns to walk away, drop down to the 
    side of the pit and then use your grappling hook to grapple up to the small ledge 
    on the far side above the enemy ninja. Drop down and Stealth kill him. (KANJI #8.5) 
    now slowly make your way around the next corner and peek around to observe the red 
    Demon ninja ahead. Stealth Kill him (KANJI #9 -WALL KICK unlocked) when he turns to 
    walk away. Follow the path around the bamboo fence and look ahead to see a red Demon 
    and a Shikigami spirit in the upper 
    area ahead. Use your last BLOW GUN dart (5/5) to take out the demon ninja. 
    There is also another Shikigami spirit below you around the corner so move slowly 
    and when he turns to float to the far side, roll into the back corner 
    by the HEALTH POTION. Now simply lean up against the wall and then take him 
    out. Pick up the HEALTH POTION. Slowly make your way towards the other side of the 
    fence and you'll see another red Demon ninja patrolling there. Stealth kill him and 
    now hang from the ledge here and observe the last Shikigami spirit who patrols up 
    there. When the time is right, climb up and kill him. Now simply 
    walk towards the house entrance the screen will <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru faces Ayame's imposter. She says to him: "Rikimaru, I just escaped. 
    I'm so glad to see a friend." To this Rikimaru angrily says: "Friend? An Azuma ninja 
    would never use that word." He then throws a SHURIKEN towards the 
    imposter who dodges it and goes on the defensive. Ayame's imposter says: "So 
    you think you can take me? I think not!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: FALSE AYAME (HYAKUBAKE)
    This battle is not too difficult as Ayame only has 100 HP but beware of her SUPER 
    SHURIKEN that she likes to throw at you. Keep yourself locked on to her and sidestep 
    as she makes her thrusting attacks and then attack her 
    relentlessly when she misses. Your NINJA REBIRTH will revive you and you s
    hould always have a few HEALTH POTIONS on hand. (According to some people there are 
    also two Demon ninja's in this battle but when I went through the mission, this was 
    not the case) 
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru is shown looking down at the defeated foe and says: "So that's who you really 
    are!" Ayame's imposter is shown lying on the ground with the disguise worn off. He 
    has a wooden box hanging around his neck and is wearing a mask 
    that conceals his face. He laughs and says to Rikimaru: "You think you're so smart. 
    You walked right into it. Rikimaru kneels down and grabs him by the collar and says: 
    "What are you talking about?" The imposter does not reply so Rikimaru says: "Answer 
    me!" The imposter then chuckles and then lets out a last utterance of pain as blood 
    spews from under the mask. Rikimaru let's go and allows him to collapse on the ground 
    and die as he says to himself: "Ugh. He 
    bit off his own tongue.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tenrai is then again shown in his blue candle room as yet another blue flame is 
    extinguished and says: "Well done Hyakubake! Ganda...Assist Kagura." Ganda replies: 
    "Yes Tenrai." All we see is his massive back as he stands up and 
    blocks the camera.
    </CUTSCENE>
     
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 8: INFILTRATE THE BUDDHA TEMPLE |
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    Location: BUDDHA TEMPLE
    Kanji Ability: NINJA MIND CONTROL
    "Hidden Weapon": FUGAKU SWORD
    Grandmaster Item: FIREWORKS
    Gameplay Tips: To fall is to die, do not fall. One of the pitfalls is a hidden 
                   path. Many paths lead to the Temple.
    My Tips: Beware of bottomless pits. When in doubt go higher. Look at your map
             to get your bearings. Observe the patrol patterns of those in your 
             way. One "BLOW GUN" dart kills the bear unless he's after you. Crouch 
             along the chasm to get the FUGAKU SWORD.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Counsel Sekiya informs Lord Gohda that Tenrai's army has taken over the Buddha Temple. 
    Disguised as a temple on the border of Gohda's realm, the building itself was designed 
    as a fortress to guard the land of Gohda from invading armies. 
    
    Tenrai's plan was to keep Rikimaru occupied in the Bamboo Forest, while keeping Ayame 
    in prison so his army could start his attack. 
    
    Lord Gohda cannot send in his army to take back the temple because it's holy ground. 
    Doing so would also be a sign of vulnerability to his neighboring states. 
    
    You must infiltrate the temple and execute the leaders of the enemy's army.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you first begin this mission you will see a patrolling guard on your right side. 
    He takes a stutter step and turns again so only run after him when he really walks 
    away and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Now go to the edge and line yourself up with 
    the left waterfall across the pit and look down for the wooden plank below. Drop down 
    to it and immediately crouch and then turn around to observe the guard patrolling 
    down here. (As long as you remain crouched he cannot spot you) Observe his pattern 
    and when he turns to walk away from you, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #2) Now 
    go pick up the HEALTH POTION in the left corner and then return to the dead guard's 
    body. Look up and you'll see 
    the wooden ledge to grapple up to. As soon as you get up there, grapple up to the 
    red beam in the opening above you. Hang there and look to your right. 
    
    There is a guard patrolling back and forth in the room there. As soon as he starts 
    to walk away, climb up and run over and immediately jump up on the side of the wooden 
    structure and climb up. Remain crouched and wait for your chance to drop down and 
    Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Now go back up the wooden stairs and proceed up towards 
    the next room while pressed against the right wall. Observe the enemy in the room 
    and when he begins his walk to the far corner, 
    run in and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) Now continue to the doorway, which overlooks 
    the area below. There is a guard patrolling in the hallway on the far side. When he 
    turns away, double jump forward towards him and run up to Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #5) Continue around the corner to the opening overlooking a 
    pit and you'll notice two wooden in front of you. Grapple up to the higher one and 
    grab the SMOKE BOMB.
    
    From this vantagepoint you need to observe the guard who is walking back and forth 
    on the ground ahead. As soon as he walks to the left, double jump down there and 
    immediately grapple up to the big wooden beam above you to avoid 
    being spotted by the stationed guard on the far side. Once on the beam, remain crouched 
    and look up again to the wooden platform above and to your left. Grapple up there 
    and while hanging, observe the guard up here. When he has turned, climb up and Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #6) Now walk along the beam to the pillar and observe the patrolling 
    guard in front of the opening below you. Jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) 
    Now enter the doorway and look up on your left side for the grapple point. Grapple 
    and hang there because there is a 
    guard patrolling just out of sight in the hallway on your right. Observe your 
    Ki meter and you'll be able to predict his pattern. Climb up and Stealth Kill him. 
    (KANJI #8) Now continue to the opening at the end of the hallway.
    
    Look down and you'll see a ledge below you on the far side. Jump down there and pick 
    up the HEALTH POTION in the red box and then grapple up to the rocky ledge right above 
    you. Climb up and remain crouched. Now turn to your left and you'll see a guard 
    stationed between the 4 pillars ahead. Roll to the nearest pillar when he is facing 
    to his left and now simply wait for the opportunity to run up and Stealth Kill him 
    to. (KANJI #9 - NINJA MIND CONTROL unlocked) Now look up and you'll see an opening 
    that leads to another room. Grapple up to the beam 
    and when the guard on your right walks away, climb up and press yourself 
    against the rock pillar on the right side. Now wait for your chance to Stealth Kill 
    him. Now continue into the doorway at and head to the ledge around the corner. Drop 
    down into the lower portion of the room below and go to the far end. Now look up to 
    your right and you'll see an opening there. Grapple up 
    there and you'll see a barricade in front of you overlooking a long bottomless pit. 
    On the far side you'll notice two red boxes, one of which contains the "Hidden Weapon".
    
    
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    Getting the "FUGAKU SWORD"
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    Double jump over the barricade while heading to the left most side of the wall and 
    you will land on a small ledge lined with pillars. Now simply crouch and move (Do 
    not roll) along the edge of the pit alongside the pillars to the far side. (It may 
    seem impossible visually but this is the best and easiest method which is guaranteed 
    to work) Once on the far ledge, grab the FUGAKU SWORD and the SMALL HEALTH POTIONS. 
    Returning is a bit harder as the crouch method does not work going back. Grapple over 
    to the ledge right after the nearest pillar and now look for the sweet spot on the 
    wall under the barricade to latch your grappling hook onto. Press forward to land 
    on the ledge below. Enter the room.
    
    At the end of the hallway you'll see a crawl space to go through. On the other side 
    is another little room. Grapple up the beams until you see the opening to another 
    little hallway above you. At the far end of this hallway, look up and you'll see the 
    sky through an opening. Grapple up and while hanging, observe 
    the guard patrolling right there. There is also a bear at the far end. 
    
    When the moment is right, climb up and Stealth Kill the guard. Remain crouched or 
    head to the opposite end of the balcony to avoid being spotted by the bear. Use a 
    BLOW GUN dart to Stealth Kill him. Now look up at the building and you'll see a ledge 
    on the right side there. Grapple up and enter the passage way and the screen will 
    fade to black while it loads the interior of the Temple.
    
    Once inside, grapple up the ledge and follow the hallway while picking up the SMALL 
    HEALTH POTION along the way. In the next room you'll see the opening 
    that overlooks the big Buddha Statue. This is the room where the Boss fight takes 
    place. Simply drop down to the floor and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru is shown walking into the main room of the Buddha Temple. He is startled 
    and looks up at a goliath of a man dropping down from the rafters above. He avoids 
    him at the last second. As he turns to face Ganda, Kagura also drops down and lands 
    right in front of Ganda. She looks at Rikimaru and says: 
    "I am Kagura, I've been watching you. It's a shame, a big shame that we have to 
    slaughter you here. Ganda! Show him what pain is, will you?" With this she 
    casts a spell and sends two scriptures flying through the room. They both 
    return and fly into Ganda's body. Ganda then stamps his staff into the floor as 
    rikimaru looks on as says: "Scriptures? So you're the one who created those spirits 
    in the Bamboo Forest."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    SUB-BOSS BATTLE: GANDA and KAGURA.
    It is important to note that your only target should be Kagura. Ganda has 200 
    HP but will cease attacking once Kagura has been defeated. Simply run around 
    and attack her wherever she teleports to while staying out of Ganda's reach. Kagura 
    only has 60 HP so she will die after just a few good combos. Beware of her spell attacks 
    and simply overpower her with your strength and this battle should not last too long. 
    If your Health is low once you've defeated her refill it while she dies because there 
    is another fight coming. When she has been defeated, Ganda dies too.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ganda is shown grunting as Rikimaru says to himself: "The power of the scriptures 
    is wearing off!" Just then He glances over his shoulder to see Tatsumaru landing behind 
    him. Tatsumaru charges full speed and then jumps through the air towards Ganda. In 
    slow motion we see Tatsumaru drive his sword deep into Ganda causing him to slowly 
    fall onto his back as he dies. Tatsumaru rolls off to the side and remains facing 
    away from Rikimaru who says: "Tatsumaru!" Tatsumaru slowly turns to face Rikimaru 
    with an evil look in his eyes as Rikimaru continues: "Tenrai! You brought Tatsumaru 
    back too!" He then moves his sword into a battle ready position.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    FINAL BOSS BATTLE: TATSUMARU
    Tatsumaru is a very skilled opponent to fight against but he can be defeated rather 
    quickly if you follow this simple rule. When he attacks, block and then immediately 
    unleash your own combo's on him. When he is down, stab him. Use GRENADES if you have 
    to and SMOKE BOMBS are always an effective tool that can give you a nice opening to 
    attack him. Beware of his dash move which ends with you being piledriven into the 
    floor. His HP is capped at 100 so keep firm and you will defeat him with relative 
    ease.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru is shown on one knee breathing heavily as Tatsumaru is lying on the floor 
    in the background. Tatsumaru then says: "There's something I have to tell you." 
    Rikimaru responds: "Tatsumaru. What?" Tatsumaru then explains: "In your right eye. 
    Sleeps the secret of Dohjutsu. Rikimaru says: "Dohjutsu?" Tatsumaru then goes on: 
    "The Ninja Eye. You were not ready. So Master Shiunsai concealed it in the pupil of 
    your right eye. Rikimaru then says: "But my right eye is..." Tatsumaru interrupts 
    him and says: "Your right eye still functions. You must.." Just then Tenrai's hand 
    is shown moving over a blue candle and hovering right above the flame. Tatsumaru 
    writhes in excruciating pain as Tenrai's voice is heard saying: "That's quite enough 
    Tatsumaru. His hand is again shown over the flame as he continues: "You have fulfilled 
    your duty." The camera then pans 
    back to show Tenrai's face as he says: "You think I wasn't watching? You have betrayed 
    me. I have no tolerance for traitors!" Rikimaru is again shown still breathing heavily 
    on one knee as as he says: "Tenrai!" He falls over from exhaustion and says: "Can't 
    move." Tenrai's voice again fills the room as he says: "Don't waste your energy. He 
    is beyond your help. I will grant you one last chance, Rikimaru. You shall join me...?" 
    Tatsumaru then says to Rikimaru: "No! You must not! The eye! Remember Dohjutsu! Focus 
    on the power in your eye! It is the only way to defeat him!" Tenrai is then again 
    shown in his candle 
    room and says: "Fascinating. It seems I underestimated you." He then again hovers 
    his hand above the blue flame and then extinguishes it with his will. Tatsumaru is 
    then shown as he is overcome by a brief white flash of light and then collapses dead 
    in slow motion onto the floor. Rikimaru then says: "Tatsumaru!?" He tries to get to 
    his feet as he realizes that Tatsumaru is dead and cries out: "Noooooooo." He then 
    suddenly holds his head as he is overcome with pain and Tenrai again speaks to Rikimaru 
    saying: "Pathetic. You are of no value to me now, ninja. The screen fades to black 
    as Tenrai continues: "If you have the courage to avenge Tatsumaru. I invite you to 
    my island fortress. In 
    two days, the moon will be full and the fog will lift. Come with the ebb tide." Tenrai 
    is again shown in his room and the camera then pans up above him to show a reddish 
    looking portal on the wall from which a Lord Mei-oh's voice says: "Foolish shadows..." 
    Tenrai replies: "Yes, I know you are eager. It won't be long now..."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 9: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 1) |
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    Location: TENRAI FORTRESS 
    Kanji Ability: WRATH OF HEAVEN
    Grandmaster Item: DECOY WHISTLE
    Gameplay Tips: Beware of martial arts experts. Use all your stealth skills to 
                   your advantage. Bring the wrath of heaven to Tenrai.
    My Tips: Move slowly around corners to avoid running into a fight. Look up for 
             passage ways. Take your time. Come prepared for a good Boss Fight.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Two days have passed since the battle at the Buddha Temple. The moon is full 
    and the fog has lifted. Rikimaru, you must go to Tenrai's Fortress and defeat Tenrai.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you first start there will be a red Demon ninja just off to your left so remain 
    crouched and when he turns to walk away, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Now 
    go back and continue through the broken up wooden structure 
    while crouching until you spot another red Demon ninja ahead. Observe his 
    patrol pattern and move towards the right wall while remaining crouched. When 
    he begins walking to the left side of the room, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #2) Now crouch and move forward to the left side of the beam and observe the area 
    below you. There are two enemies down there. Use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to take out 
    the red Demon ninja and then simply wait until the female guard returns to "<?>" mode. 
    Now wait for the right moment to drop down and Stealth Kill her. (KANJI #3) Grab the 
    HEALTH POTION behind the house and then continue on into the next area. Look around 
    the corner and you'll see a ledge at the 
    end of the left wall that you can jump up onto. Immediately crouch and look 
    over the other side at the patrolling female guard. When she walks by, drop 
    down and Stealth Kill her. (KANJI #4) Now follow the path and stick to the left side 
    of the wall to peek into the large open room ahead. There are several enemies in this 
    room. 
    
    Crouch and roll towards the right side of the plank leading to the red Demon ninja 
    who is ahead of you but stay far enough back that he does not get 
    alerted. As soon as he turns to walk to the left side of his plank, roll forwards 
    and drop down into the room and keep rolling until you are right beneath his plank. 
    Jump against it to hang and now wait. When he repeats his patrol, climb up and Stealth 
    Kill him (KANJI #5) and immediately crouch again. Now look to your right and you'll 
    see a small ledge cropping out from the wall. Roll towards it and press up against 
    the wall right below it so that you can observe another red Demon ninja around the 
    bend. When he turns as far right as he will, run up quickly and Stealth Kill him. 
    (KANJI #6) Immediately crouch again because there is another red Demon ninja to your 
    left by some boxes who will go into "<!>" for a moment. Wait for him to turn around 
    and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #7) Now head back to the dead red Demon ninja under 
    the outcropping and while remaining crouched look ahead to observe a female guard 
    on the ledge ahead. Stealthily move until you are crouched right beneath her 
    and when she turns, jump up and Stealth Kill her. (KANJI #8) Now continue 
    moving up along the step like rock formation and head along the perimeter of 
    the room until you see the martial artist up ahead guarding the stairwell. Use 
    a BLOW GUN dart (2/5) to take him out. Now head up the stairs behind him into the 
    upper area.
    
    Once upstairs, go around and press yourself up against the far wall so that you can 
    observe the hallway ahead. There are 2 martial artists in this hallway. 
    When the furthest one is out of sight, Stealth Kill the closest one. (KANJI #9 
    - WRATH OF HEAVEN unlocked) Immediately run back to your initial observation spot 
    and wait for the other guard to discover his fallen comrade and eventually calm down. 
    Now run up and Stealth Kill him too. Now continue into the hall of cannons and in 
    the first left area you'll find a SMOKE BOMB atop a few boxes. Continue on around 
    the corner and then press yourself against the wall so that you can observe the red 
    Demon ninja on the other side. When he walks away quickly rush in and Stealth Kill 
    him. Now continue up the stairs into the next area.
    
    There is a martial artist patrolling back and forth in this room so as soon as he 
    is out of sight, grapple up to the ledge at the other side of the room and hang there. 
    Look to your left to observe another martial artist guarding the entrance to the next 
    area. Also observe the guard below you walking back and forth. If you want, drop down 
    and Stealth kill him and then grapple back up to the ledge and climb up while remaining 
    crouched. Roll slowly towards the guard and when he isn't looking in your direction, 
    jump so that you are hanging right beneath him. When you are ready, climb up and Stealth 
    kill him. Now continue past his body and turn left at the end towards the next doorway 
    that will lead you to a little wooden bridge.
    
    Cross the bridge and head down the hallway. In the next room is another martial artist 
    so press yourself against the right wall and when he walks away, run in and Stealth 
    Kill him. Now continue on into the next room and hang from the left most side of the 
    ledge that divides this room from the next. Look to your right and you'll see a red 
    Demon ninja up top. When he is facing away, climb up and immediately crouch and face 
    him. (He will not spot you)When he turns again, 
    kill him with a BLOW GUN dart (3/5). Now crouch while facing the next room and observe 
    the red Demon ninja below. Double jump and Stealth Kill him while he walks away. 
    Continue around the corner and head into the next room. Pick up the SMALL HEALTH POTION 
    on your left atop the boxes. Now slowly make your way along the next hallway and then 
    press against the right wall to observe the martial artist guarding the entrance to 
    the next room. While he is walking away, run in and Stealth kill him. Now slowly enter 
    the next area through the big wooden doorway.
    
    Looking down into the area below you'll see a female guard patrolling back and forth. 
    Jump down and Stealth Kill her when she is turning to walk away. Now 
    jump up onto the dirt covered ledge on your left and crouch to avoid being spotted 
    by the red Demon ninja stationed on the ledge ahead. While he is 
    turned, make your way over so that you are hanging from the ledge where he is and 
    then climb up and Stealth Kill him. Now drop down to the ledge right behind him and 
    observe the female guard stationed atop the watchtower below you there. Jump down 
    and Stealth Kill her while she is facing away. Head into the next room.
    
    Grapple onto the watchtower and grab the HEALTH POTION. Now make your way up 
    the rocky steps to the area above you. Remain crouched and move forward just enough 
    to see the martial artist positioned on the ledge to your right. When he is facing 
    away, jump up and introduce him to the afterlife. (NOTE: There are no bottomless pits 
    along the sides of this area, it only appears that way) There 
    is another martial artist on the opposite ledge so remain crouched and then double 
    jump over to him as soon as he begins his march away and Stealth Kill him. Now simply 
    run down this last hallway and then grapple up to the big door above you for the Boss 
    Battle. 
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A> (Shichishito Sword Choice)
    Onikage is shown crouching with his back turned to Rikimaru as he enters the room. 
    He stands up and turns to face Rikimaru and then does a Kanji pose with his arm which 
    causes Rikimaru's Izayoi sword to emanate a black haze. Rikimaru looks at his sword 
    and says: "Izayoi. What's going on!" Onikage replies: "It is Shichishito. It lives! 
    Izayoi is not the sword you think it is." Rikimaru then says: "What are you talking 
    about?" Onikage responds: "I'm talking about you! You fell into my trap when you used 
    Shichishito to repair Izayoi. Now the Shichishito is part of Izayoi...It will drain 
    Izayoi's power." Rikimaru 
    inspects his sword as Onikage continues: "That worthless Tatsumaru almost 
    ruined everything by sticking his nose where it didn't belong." Rikimaru then says: 
    "So he wasn't Tenrai's slave?" To this Onikage replies: "No. He 
    remembered his previous life perfectly, from the very start." Rikimaru then says: 
    "What!?" Onikage continues: "Lucky for us, you Azuma are so foolish that you still 
    walked straight into my trap. And now, Rikimaru, I terminate your life." With this 
    Onikage goes into a battle ready pose.
    </CUTSCENE A>
    
    (OR)
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Regular Steel Choice)
    Rikimaru runs into the room and appears in the background as Onikage stares 
    away from him. Onikage then slowly turns his head toward Rikimaru and says: 
    "You look tired Rikimaru. Perhaps you should quit while you're still in one piece." 
    Rikimaru then goes into a battle ready posture and replies: "Onikage! 
    On the honor of the Azuma Ninja, I will take your life once and for all!" 
    </CUTSCENE B>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: ONIKAGE
    The key to defeating Onikage is by blocking his volley of attacks and then quickly 
    launching your own combos. Do not get too close to him or he will pick you up and 
    drain a lot of life out of you by using his fist to the belly carrying move. Use SMOKE 
    BOMBS, GRENADES or STICKY BOMBS if you brought them along to quickly terminate this 
    battle. Onikage has 200 HP and will try to 
    drink a HEALTH POTION once he loses half of his HP so make sure you attack him when 
    he attempts to do this in order to avoid him recharging himself. The SHOULDER THRUST 
    also works wonders on him. Lastly, be careful that you don't fall down the bottomless 
    pit on the side of the battle ground.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE> 
    Rikimaru is shown slicing thin air with his sword as Onikage is standing in the 
    background clutching his abdomen.  Onikage then says: "Mei-oh-sama. It was a true 
    honor to serve you..." With this he runs and jumps off of the edge into 
    the bottomless pit below while saying: "Please...forgive...my...failure!" An 
    explosion is heard and a brief fireball rises up above the edge where Rikimaru looks 
    on. Rikimaru then turns and walks out of view.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    MISSION 10: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 2)
    Location: TENRAI FORTRESS  
    Kanji Ability: WRATH OF HEAVEN (unless you got it already in the last mission)
    Grandmaster Item: BINDING SPELL
    Gameplay Tips: Beware of martial arts experts. Use all your stealth skills to 
                   your advantage. Bring the Wrath of Heaven to Tenrai. 
    My Tips: Explore your environment. Observe your enemies before deciding to 
             attack. Come prepared for the biggest fight yet. The BLOW GUN can 
             take out your foes from afar.
    
    (No Narration or Cutscene)
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you start, grapple up to the ledge on your right side and climb up. Drop down 
    on the other side and hug the right wall to observe the martial artist patrolling 
    around the corner. When he begins to turn to walk away, rush out and Stealth Kill 
    him. (KANJI #1) Now continue moving around the corner and hug the left wall to observe 
    the martial artist who is patrolling in the next room. 
    When he turns to walk back, run out and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #2) Now climb up 
    the ledge at the far side and while crouching, move forward towards the martial artist 
    up ahead. (NOTE: You can move to the base of the incline without alerting him) As 
    soon as he turns to walk to the right, double jump over the bottomless pit that 
    separates your room from his and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Follow the path he was 
    heading in and go pick up the HEALTH POTION at the end of it. Now return to the dead 
    guard and head down into the long hallway. 
    Hug the left wall and peek around at the red Demon ninja's pattern and then Stealth 
    Kill him (KANJI #4) when he turns to walk away. Now head back into the hallway and 
    hug the left wall again at the next corner and watch the martial artist stationed 
    in this alcove. When he turns to his left, quickly rush in and Stealth kill him. (KANJI 
    #5) Now turn around and you will see an opening where you can grapple up to on the 
    far side of the room.
    
    Once up there, go slowly around the corner and hug the wall so that you can observe 
    the female guard patrolling the candle lit hallway. As soon as she begins to turn, 
    run in and Stealth kill her. (KANJI #6) Immediately hug the right wall and observe 
    the martial artist stationed in the alcove right there. When he looks away, Stealth 
    Kill him too. (KANJI #7) Now slowly move into the next room with the 3 watchtower 
    pillars inside. Grapple onto the nearest one, then grapple onto the slightly taller 
    one on the left and ultimately on the tallest one. Crouch once you are on the tallest 
    one and observe the martial artist in the next room up there. Use a BLOW GUN dart 
    (1/5) to kill him. Now jump over to where his dead body lies and look into the next 
    room, which has pillars sticking out of a bottomless pit.
    
    Double jump over to the nearest pillar platform and then grapple to the wall on the 
    far side, which will cause you to land on the safety of the ledge there. 
    Now roll along the perimeter until you get to the little alcove on your left. Now 
    turn right and you'll see a blue Demon ninja positioned on the other side. Use a BLOW 
    GUN dart (2/5) to take him out. Grab the GRENADE on the pillar and also grab the 
    SHURIKEN from the dead ninja if you want them. From this position if you use your 
    NINJA VISION to scan the far reaches of the room you will 
    notice a red Demon ninja on the far side but more importantly, there is a ledge above 
    him with a red box. This contains a NINJA REBIRTH Item and I recommend getting it 
    before moving on. (To get it, double jump over to the freestanding pillar and then 
    grapple up to it) While you are up here, kill the red Demon ninja ahead with a BLOW 
    GUN dart (3/5) Now simple jump or roll off of the beam at the end and land on the 
    ground below. Head left and climb up to the doorway that leads you into the next area.
    
    Climb up the big concrete blocks until you get to the last one and now observe the 
    movements of the 2 martial artist's inside this room. When the one on your right starts 
    walking away and the one on your left starts walking down the hallway, climb up and 
    run/double jump towards the left guard and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) Immediately 
    run back and hang again where you were until the other guard has calmed down. Now 
    take your time and when the time is right, Stealth kill this fool. (KANJI #9 - WRATH 
    OF HEAVEN unlocked only if you have not unlocked it in the previous mission) Now 
    continue to the far end of this room and walk up the steps at the end. At the top 
    of this broken up staircase, turn right and look up to see an opening that leads to 
    another room. Grapple up there.
    
    This room is wallpapered with reddish Kanji symbols and has a small staircase 
    on the left side. From the top of this little staircase, grapple up to the 
    ledge on the right side of the room. Crouch your way outside and look up the exterior 
    staircase at the red Demon ninja at the top. Use another BLOW GUN dart (4/5) to take 
    him out. Now slowly move up the staircase to avoid falling 
    through the gap and into a bottomless pit below. The dead ninja will have dropped 
    2 SHURIKEN for you to take. Now double jump over to the suspended concrete ledge and 
    follow it to the end. On the left side of the room is 
    another red Demon ninja, use your final BLOW GUN dart on him (5/5). Now grapple over 
    to his dead body and at the end of the room once again look down into the room to 
    notice another red box below you on a little ledge. Double jump down there to grab 
    another HEALTH POTION. Next grapple up onto the little ledge that sticks through the 
    fence and then grapple up to the room above you and continue around the corner until 
    you come to a ledge overlooking a hallway below with a martial artist patrolling at 
    the far corner. As soon as he turns to walk out of sight, jump down and run after 
    him to Stealth kill him before he turns back. 
    Now go around the corner and at the next opening, hug the left wall to observe the 
    final martial artist who is guarding Tenrai's room. Observe him and then dispatch 
    him for good. Now simply walk up to the big door and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE> 
    Tenrai is shown seated on his throne as he says to Rikimaru: "Come, join me, Rikimaru. 
    The darkness in you calls...It calls to me. I can feel it." Rikimaru then simply says 
    in return: "I have no darkness. I am not like you." To this Tenrai says: "Ah, but 
    you are! Even if you do not comprehend it. How do you think you were able to escape 
    Onikage's trap? Or succeed when your older 
    brother failed? That power you possess has a name. And its name is Evil." Rikimaru 
    has heard enough and says: "Silence!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: TENRAI (Part 1)
    This battle is relatively easy as Tenrai's moves are fairly predictable. He unleashes 
    a move that sends a shockwave of black spikes towards you from the ground up. These 
    can be avoided by simply double jumping over it and slashing away at him. His other 
    attack consists of casting a spell that shoots blue 
    darts at you. Again, jump over them and hack away at this evil guy. He only has 150 
    HP but beware, killing him is not necessarily the end. GRENADES and STICKY BOMBS will 
    inflict a great deal of damage on him. Also stab him while he is down. When he is 
    dead the screen again fades to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE> 
    Rikimaru looks down at Tenrai and says: "After all that? How can you still be alive?" 
    Tenrai laughs and says: "You are very ignorant. Very well. If you won't join me then 
    you have chosen death!" With this Tenrai stands upright again and calls out: "Mei-oh! 
    Give me your power!" The room fills with a bright red light from the portal on the 
    wall and Rikimaru shelters his eyes from the glare. Tenrai continues: "Ah, yes! It 
    is exquisite...All the people. Whom I have killed. Their souls...They nourish me." 
    Rikimaru takes a step back and says: 
    "Is there no limit to your evil?" Tenrai then says: "Enough! Come greet your death." 
    By now his face has changed into that of a demon.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE CONTINUED: TENRAI (Part 2)
    It appears as though nothing you do causes him to receive any damage during 
    this portion of the battle. Just keep at it and unleash two or three combos on him 
    and pretty soon the screen will fade to black again.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE> 
    Rikimaru goes down on one knee to catch his breath as Tenrai still stands. Suddenly 
    he is hit with a ball of energy that sends him to the ground. Tenrai towers over him 
    and asks: "Is that it? Are you finished?" Rikimaru looks up and says: "No! Can't see." 
    Tenrai uses a spell to blind Rikimaru by holding his 
    palm out. The screen turns black as Rikimaru again says: "I can't see." Just then 
    Rikimaru hears Tatsumaru's words in his mind. Tatsumaru says to him: "Use your right 
    eye. You can see with it. Concentrate. Focus your energy. Right eye. Focus!" With 
    this Rikimaru's vision is restored and he says to himself: "I must...Concentrate! 
    On the eye!" With that he stands up and again faces Tenrai. There is a momentary golden 
    glimmer in his right eye.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE CONTINUED: TENRAI (Part 3)
    In this installment of the battle simply use your combos and SHOULDER THRUST ability 
    to inflict heave damage on Tenrai. He has 200 HP but mix in a few GRENADES or STICKY 
    BOMBS and he will soon perish. Fade to black
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A> (Shichishito Steel Choice)
    Tenrai finally falls onto his knees as Rikimaru also collapses on the far side of 
    the room out of exhaustion. He says to himself: "Must finish him...Tenrai rises and 
    angrily says: "You. You..." Rikimaru gets up and his sword begins to emanate a reddish 
    haze as he says: "I must give Izayoi everything I've got." With this Tenrai knocks 
    Rikimaru back with a ball of energy and Izayoi is 
    thrown up into the air and lands sticking in the ground between the two men. Rikimaru 
    is unconscious from the hit. Tenrai then says: "Ha! Fool! I'll take your sword! And 
    your power with it!" As he begins to walk towards the sword, Ayame jumps into the 
    room and lands besides the sword. Tenrai says: "No! Not you!" Ayame then says: "I'll 
    take this", and reaches for Izayoi. As soon as she grips it, the sword glows red and 
    begins to shock her violently. She let's out 
    a scream of pain as Tenrai says: "Ha! The sword is too powerful for you." Ayame yells 
    over to Rikimaru who is unconscious against the wall: "Get up Rikimaru! Rikimaru!" 
    Tenrai orders: "Give me the sword!" Ayame wills herself to pull the sword out of the 
    ground and then throws it towards Rikimaru. It sticks into the wall right next to 
    his head and his eye opens followed by him grasping the 
    sword and standing up with renewed vigor.
    </CUTSCENE A>
    
    (OR)
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Regular Steel Choice)
    Rikimaru watches as Tenrai collapses onto his back apparently dead. Rikimaru then 
    drops down on one knee out of exhaustion as Tenrai's evil face is shown up close 
    momentarily. Suddenly Tenrai's mouth twitches and Rikimaru is struck by a burst of 
    electricity. As he remains engulfed in the charges, Tenrai rises to 
    his feet, briefly squats, and then flies high up into the air through the opening 
    in the roof. Rikimaru looks up and says: "Noh!" Tenrai is seen falling down towards 
    him from a great height as he screams at Rikimaru: "Die Ninja! Dieeeeeeeeee!!!!"
    The screen briefly fades to black and then Tenrai is shown landing on 
    Rikimaru's sword which is jutting out of Tenrai's back. As the camera pans down we 
    see that Rikimaru has the sword stabbed through himself in order to impale Tenrai. 
    Tenrai Says: "Impossible....How could it be?" Rikimaru is shown breathing heavily 
    from the pain associated with having Izayoi stuck through him. The screen then briefly 
    flashes to white and then Lord Gohda and Counsel Sekiya walk into the room as Sekiya 
    asks: "Where is Rikimaru?" They see Tenrai 
    standing in the center of the room and Sekiya says: "My Lord look!" They look 
    at Tenrai and Sekiya continues: "Quickly my Lord we must flee!" Gohda puts a hand 
    on Sekiya's shoulder and says: "Wait." Tenrai's body then splits into two halves as 
    Rikimaru is shown in the background on his knees. Ayame then suddenly appears and 
    runs to his side and says: "Rikimaru! Talk to me! Rikimaru!" Rikimaru slowly lifts 
    his head and replies: "I'm okay. The wound was deep but not fatal." Ayame then helps 
    Rikimaru to his feet and says: "Come on." Lord Gohda is heard saying: "Not even  
    Tenrai's vicious sorcery could defeat our mighty ninja. We are lucky those two are 
    on our side." Rikimaru slightly shoves Ayame off and walks under his own power. Gohda 
    finishes: "Very lucky indeed..." Sekiya nods in agreement. Rikimaru and Ayame now 
    walk side by side and then 
    stop and turn towards the camera. The sky outside is now blue again as peace 
    has been restored to Gohda's realm.
    </CUTSCENE B> (Credits follow)   
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE CONT: TENRAI (Choice A only)
    This choice causes you to have an additional battle with Tenrai. Simply 
    continue with the previously mentioned strategies of using combos and SHOULDER THRUST 
    hits and also stab him when he is down. He is weakest during this battle and each 
    hit will remove about 25 HP. After this beating you can be assured 
    that he will not return. 
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A> (Shichishito Steel Choice)
    Lord Gohda and Counsel Sekiya walk into the room as Sekiya asks: "Where is Rikimaru?" 
    They see Tenrai standing in the center of the room and Sekiya says: "My Lord look!" 
    They look at Tenrai and Sekiya continues: "Quickly my Lord we must flee!" Gohda puts 
    a hand on Sekiya's shoulder and says: "Wait." With that, Tenrai dissolves into thin 
    air and Rikimaru is shown on one knee behind him. He takes a few breaths and then 
    turns to Ayame and says: "It's over Ayame." They then both rise and begin to walk 
    towards Gohda and Sekiya. Lord Gohda says: 
    "Not even Tenrai's vicious sorcery could defeat our mighty ninja. We are lucky those 
    two are on our side. Very lucky indeed..." Sekiya nods in agreement. Rikimaru and 
    Ayame come closer and you can see that the sky outside is now blue again as peace 
    has been restored to Gohda's realm.
    </CUTSCENE A>
    
    
    (((CREDITS)))
    
    
    <<FINAL CUTSCENE>>
    A raven is seen perched on a candle. He flaps his wings and then takes flight. As 
    soon as he leaves the candle it sparks a blue flame. As the raven flies across the 
    room more candles are lit with blue flames. The camera then pans 
    back to reveal in the center of the room as he rises to his feet. He turns to face 
    the camera and says: "I have been expecting you." The camera then shows a greenish 
    flame appearing in front of Onikage as several ravens are seen on the ground below. 
    Lord Mei-oh's voice then says: "I grow tired of delay. Of waiting in darkness. Onikage 
    takes a step forward and bends on one knee and replies: "You may now amuse yourself 
    to your heart's content, my Lord. The time has come." <Fade To Black>
    <</FINAL CUTSCENE>>
    
    
    <End of Rikimaru's Missions>
    
    
    
    
    
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    Location: BAMBOO FOREST
    Kanji Ability: SOMERSAULT KICK
    Grandmaster Item: EXPLODING ARROW
    Gameplay Tips: Consult map when lost. Enemies will become alert when they spot 
                   dead bodies. Hunt for Ninja Rebirth Items.
    My Tips: Observe enemy movements before moving in for the kill. BLOW GUN darts 
             can be deadly from a distance. The path to the next area is under the 
             bridge at the far end. Use "R1" to silently move through water. 
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    A villager bursts into tears in front of town officials. He explains that his daughter 
    was abducted as payment for a loan he couldn't repay. Other village girls have been 
    disappearing in the night as well. Witnesses come forth with news that the village 
    girls were taken to the temple in the Bamboo Forest. 
    
    Because of the Temple, the Bamboo Forest is considered holy ground and cannot 
    be disturbed by the government and the police. Lord Gohda has no choice but to send 
    you into the Bamboo Forest for silent justice.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as the mission begins, crouch and observe the enemy below you. When he turns 
    to walk back, jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Now roll to the far end of 
    the bridge and pick up the SHURIKEN atop the rock at the entrance 
    to the tunnel. Now roll into the tunnel until you arrive inside the cavern.
    
    Once on dry land, hug the right wall and peek into the room to observe 2 stationed 
    guards at the far end. Now crouch and move so that the guard on your right is visible 
    and then use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to kill him. The other 
    guard will become alerted and then will begin to patrol around the far side of the 
    center rock pillar. Observe his movements and then charge in and Stealth Kill him. 
    (KANJI #2) Now simply continue and run up the stairs to the opening that leads to 
    the open air again. 
    
    Jump out to your left and pick up the 2 SMALL HEALTH POTIONS in front of the small 
    Buddha shrine. Follow the path around the corner and hop up the wooden crate onto 
    the next path. There is a dog at the far end here. Use one of your SHURIKEN to kill 
    him. (KANJI #3) Now run past the dead pooch and follow the 
    path around the wall to the other side and now slowly creep up the icy incline while 
    keeping an eye on your Ki Meter. Up ahead you'll see a snowman. There is an archer 
    patrolling up and down in front of the snowman so creep up as far as you can without 
    being spotted and then use another BLOW GUN dart (2/5) to kill him. (He should fall 
    right about by the burning torch) There is another guard patrolling above the stairs 
    to your left so slowly crouch up the snowy incline to the left of the stairs and when 
    he begins his walk away, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) Now run back down 
    to the snowman and pick up the SHURIKEN in the red box. Now follow the path on the 
    left side of the snowman and 
    continue through the bamboo trees until you get to a ledge. Drop down to the lower 
    ledge right before the bottomless pit and now grapple across to land on the middle 
    ledge on the other side. Now follow the unguarded path around and when you get to 
    the raised path you will notice another dog patrolling up and down it. Time him and 
    then either run up and slash him or use another SHURIKEN to Stealth kill him. (KANJI 
    #5) Now follow the path around the corner and down the slope and head to the far corner 
    of the wooden fence in the next area here. Through the cracks you can observe the 
    guard who is patrolling on the other side. When he turns around, run around the corner 
    and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #6) Now  quickly jump and hang from the ledge to the 
    higher ground and observe the guard stationed up here. When the moment is right, climb 
    up and Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #7) There is a NINJA REBIRTH Item hidden on the left side of the 
    big doorway here. Now head to the opposite end and continue around the corner. (If 
    you need it, there is a HEALTH POTION in lower corner by the fence) 
    
    Continue following the path and keep peeking around the left corners until you spot 
    a stationed guard in the next area. When he turns hi back, run and hide right below 
    his ledge and wait for your chance to jump up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) Now 
    slowly make your way around this corner and hide under the next ledge and Stealth 
    Kill the guard patrolling up here too. (KANJI #9 - SOMERSAULT KICK unlocked) Now run 
    back the way you came and walk into the doorway where 
    you picked up the NINJA REBIRTH Item. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame is seen running up to the house in the Bamboo Forrest. She leans up against 
    the door to listen in on the conversation inside. A Geisha is heard saying: "No! This 
    can't be happening to me!" A man's voice is then heard 
    saying: "O-h, that's a nice pair you have." The geisha then says: "Wait...No...I'm 
    not ready..." The man's voice responds: "I'm ready! Why don't 
    I show you!" The Geisha lets out a cry and Ayame barges into the room and says: "Let 
    the girl...Go...?" She is amazed to discover that Tajima is playing cards with the 
    Geisha slave. Tajima looks up and says: "What!?" He stands up and continues: "How 
    dare you disturb my game of cards. Ah...You're one of Gohda's pets." The Geisha then 
    makes a run for it as Tajima says to her: "Hey! Get back here! Your family owes Echigoya 
    damn it!" The Geisha runs past Ayame as she 
    says to herself: "Echigoya?"  Tajima then turns his attention back to Ayame and says: 
    "Looks like you chose the wrong party to crash!" He reveals his pistol 
    and then points it directly at Ayame.  
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: TAJIMA
    Tajima is a pretty easy foe to beat as he only has 100 HP. Simply block his attacks 
    and then unleash your combos and SOMERSAULT KICK on him. If he says 
    "Fly Baby" then quickly block his slash or move out of the way because he will flip 
    you into the air and fill you with some lead. GRENADES and SMOKE BOMBS are good Items 
    to use on him as well. Also you have a pretty big area in which to fight him so use 
    the space to your advantage as you are vastly superior in the speed department. 
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 2: EXECUTE THE EVIL MERCHANT  |
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    Location: ECHIGOYA'S ESTATE
    Kanji Ability: NINJITSU BLOCK
    Grandmaster Item: INVISIBILITY SPELL
    Gameplay Tips: Trust your Ki and avoid being spotted. Find Items to help on 
                   your mission. Archers can see farther than other guards. 
    My Tips: Observe before attacking. Peek around corners. Be the hunter, not the 
             prey.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    The mention of Echigoya's name by Tajima in the Bamboo Forest was proof that Tokubei 
    had inherited the family business after his father was killed. 
    
    You must infiltrate the Echigoya estate and punish the evil merchant.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    You start out in the SW corner on the wall. Turn left and look down on the ground 
    outside and you'll see a red box. Go get it to acquire some SHURIKEN. 
    Now climb back onto the wall and observe the lone guard patrolling in the courtyard 
    below. When he begins to walk away, double jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #1) Now grapple onto the roof on your left (L-shaped building) and run to the far 
    corner. 
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    The cutscene shows three guards having a party beneath you and there is a key 
    on the floor next to one of them. A gate is also shown with a glimmering golden lock. 
    (Same as Rikimaru's mission)
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    Once you regain control move to the perimeter wall and then stealthily make 
    your way to where the 3 guards are partying. You need to get the key so find a way 
    to break up their party so that they'll begin to wander around. I recommend using 
    a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to kill one of them and then immediately rolling 
    out of sight to avoid being spotted. Now simply take your time and Stealth Kill the 
    remaining 2 guards at your leisure. (KANJI #2+3) Now get the key and then jump back 
    onto the perimeter wall and up to the roof of the same building. Head North along 
    the eastern side of the roof and then jump down to Stealth Kill the guard below. (KANJI 
    #4) Now continue running north into the NE corner and 
    you'll see the gate with the golden lock from the cutscene. Select the Key and press 
    Triangle to open the gate. Now enter in.
    
    Follow along the unguarded corridor until you hear two guards talking about a date 
    and then hug the right wall at the bottom of the incline and await the first guards 
    patrol. When he turns back, jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #5) Now slowly 
    peek around the corner and you'll see the second guard atop the ledge ahead. When 
    he isn't looking, run and hang from the ledge and then when the next opportunity comes, 
    climb up and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #6) Now continue on around the unguarded 
    corners until you see the red box atop the crate. Grab the NINJA REBIRTH Item and 
    now look up. There is a guard patrolling atop this ledge so grapple and hang from 
    it and when the opportunity presents itself, climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #7) Pick up the HEALTH POTION and look up again for the opening to grapple up to and 
    hang. 
    
    Climb up and immediately crouch to avoid being spotted by the guard patrolling in 
    front of the gate. Make your way towards the nearest of the 4 little houses here and 
    grapple onto the roof. Now run and jump over to the next house ahead (NW) which 
    overlooks the fancy little garden and observe the swordsman below. When he walks 
    alongside the house, jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) grapple back onto 
    the house and head to the NE corner to observe another guard patrolling below. Jump 
    down and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #9 - NINJUTSU 
    BLOCK unlocked) Now grapple onto the divider wall by the beehive and when 
    ready, Stealth Kill the guard below. (Or have some fun by chucking a SHURIKEN 
    at the hive and watch the bees attack him) Next jump onto the roof of the main house 
    and run over to the Southern tip to observe two guards below. Use a BLOW GUN dart 
    (2/5) to kill the swordsman ahead and wait for the guy right beneath you to calm down 
    again before dropping down to kill him. There is a SMOKE BOMB by the two big rocks 
    in the corner. Now walk up to the front door of the house and the interior will load.
    
    Once inside immediately go around the right corner and through the brown 
    sliding door. Now hug the left wall to peak into the adjoining room. There is 
    a guard patrolling in here. When he begins to walk out of sight, run in and Stealth 
    Kill him. Now go through the greenish sliding door ahead of his corpse and enter the 
    next hallway. Go through the first brown sliding door on your 
    left and drop down to the ledge below. Now crouch towards the edge and observe the 
    sleeping guard below you. Drop down and Stealth Kill him. Now roll past the cat and 
    then grapple up to the ledge on the far side of the room and climb up. Go through 
    the brown sliding door and head through this room and then through the golden sliding 
    door at the end with the Kanji symbols above it. Head up the stairs to the next area.
    
    Go through the sliding door at the top of the stairs and immediately hug the wall 
    on your left to peek down at the guard who is patrolling the adjacent hallway. When 
    he turns, invite him to his own funeral. At the end of this hallway are two doors. 
    Take the one on the right side and chances are the cat will be freaked out by you 
    momentarily. Go into the room on your right and grab the HEALTH POTION and then go 
    through the crawlspace into the next room. At the far end is a chest. Jump onto it 
    and then look up to see the ledge above you. Grapple up there and head through the 
    wooden sliding door into the next room. Once inside, hug the right wall to observe 
    the swordsman stationed in the 
    alcove and Stealth Kill him when he turns completely to his left. Now proceed through 
    the next sliding door and follow the corridor to another sliding door 
    at the far end. Go through this door and observe the guard patrolling below 
    you. When he turns to walk away, jump down and Stealth Kill him. Afterwards, go through 
    the next sliding door and grab the NINJA REBIRTH Item in the red box. Now simply jump 
    down the opening there and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Laughter is heard as the camera pans down to show Nasu and Tokubei Echigoya seated 
    together in the center of the room. Tokubei says: "A magnificent stone..." he lifts 
    up a cloth covered tray with the jewel on it and continues: "See how it sparkles?" 
    Nasu looks on and says: "So that's the stone your father searched for all those years?" 
    Tokubei bows and says: "Haiiieee just between 
    you and me, it is known as the 'Jewel of the Earth'. Legend says there are two more 
    like it hidden somewhere in this realm. He who acquires all three will discover power 
    beyond his wildest dreams." Nasu responds: "Hmmm. Now that is very very interesting." 
    Tokubei then says to Nasu: "I can get you all three you know. To this Nasu replies: 
    "Huh? Is that a business proposition?" Tokubei then answers: "Consider it a favor 
    if you will." Just then both men are startled as Ayame's voice fills the room: 
    "Kidnapping girls isn't enough?" With that the door opens and Ayame does a double 
    somersault into the room. Nasu defiantly stands up and says to her: "You must be one 
    of Gohda's dogs!" Ayame then replies: "Now let's see...Kidnapping...Jewel 
    theft...Bribery...You two have 
    been bad boys." Tokubei panics and yells: "Guards! Guards!" At this point several 
    guards enter the room and Ayame proceeds to kill them one by one in a very graceful 
    and easy looking manner. Once the guard's are dead Tokubei says 
    in a cowardly voice: "Well, I really should be getting along..." Nasu says to him 
    in disgust: "Go ahead and run, coward! The blood of this ninja will stain your tatami 
    and will rust my sword!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: NASU (Part 1)
    Nasu is a very easy foe to defeat as he only has 100 HP. Simply unleash one combo 
    on his sorry self and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Nasu goes on his knees and says: "Please don't kill me...I'll give you this". 
    He reaches in his GUI and puts a HEALTH POTION on the ground in front of him.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE CONTINUED: NASU (Part 2)
    Do not approach Nasu while he is on his knees, as he will attack you. Either wait 
    until he gets up and then attack him or hit him with a SHURIKEN or some other projectile 
    to get him back on his feet. Now simply unleash another combo or two and he will die. 
    SMOKE BOMBS provide great openings too.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Nasu staggers while blood spews from his body and says: "This cannot be.." he then 
    collapses dead on the floor. Ayame then says in a rather loud and 
    irritable tone: "Echigoya, where have you gone?"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Grapple back up to the last room you were in before the BOSS BATTLE and 
    continue backtracking all the way to where the cat is next to the crawlspace. Now 
    continue through the sliding door and keep backtracking passed the dead guard and 
    head through the next sliding door overlooking the flight of stairs. Now simply go 
    down these stairs and at the sliding door at the bottom the 
    screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Echigoya is seen pleading for his life saying: "No wait...No...Wait! Don't! We had 
    a deal! No, please!" Suddenly he is killed and blood is seen splattered on the floor. 
    Just then Ayame comes through the sliding door, looks around and at Tokubei's lifeless 
    body and says: "No sign of that jewel...What exactly is 
    going on here?"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A blue flame is seen against a black background. A voice then says: "At last. I finally 
    have it." The Jewel of the Earth is then shown as the voice continues: "Soon, Gohda's 
    Jewel of Virtue will be mine as well." At this point multiple smaller blue flames 
    appear in the background and the voice goes on to say: 
    "Your time has nearly come, my faithful servants...You will enjoy yourselves, I 
    promise..." The voice then laughs and the screen fades to black.
    </CUTSCENE>
     
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 3: ASSASSINATE THE TRAITOR HAMADA |
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    Location: GHODA CASTLE
    Kanji Ability: NINJA VISION
    Grandmaster Item: SUPER SHURIKEN
    Gameplay Tips: Use Poison Rice to lure enemies. Avoid simultaneous
                   confrontations. Crawl into openings by crouching and moving 
                   forward.
    My Tips: Observe enemy patrol patterns. Bring BLOW GUN darts. Orange bars on 
             the map signify stairwells. Take your time and peek around corners. 
             Lean up next to sliding doors to open them without being spotted.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Lord Gohda nods quietly as you report to him regarding the three jewels that Echigoya 
    spoke of. However, he makes no mention of it and asks you to forget 
    the incident and the conversation. 
    
    A few months later, a treacherous incident occurs. Hamada, on of Lord Gohda's men, 
    takes Gohda hostage and demands that the Jewel of Virtue be brought to 
    him. Timed with Hamada's acts of treason, a mysterious band of Ninjas attacks the 
    castle and takes over every floor. 
    
    You must hurry to rescue Lord Gohda and dispose of the traitor.
    </NARRATOR>
    
     
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you first start, crouch and wait for the ninja ahead to show himself. Kill him 
    with a BLOW GUN dart. Now run up to his dead body and through the sliding door right 
    behind him to pick up the SMOKE BOMB inside this little room. There is another sliding 
    door in here so lean up next to it to open it and observe 
    the ninja stationed at the end of the hall. When he begins to turn to his left, run 
    down and Stealth kill him. (KANJI #1) Continue into the following room with the 2 
    beds on the floor and lean against the right side of the doorway on the other end. 
    There is another ninja right outside here. Observe his movements and then run out 
    and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #2) Next, head in the opposite direction of the dead 
    guard and you'll see the long hallway that you need to go down. Slowly move down this 
    hallway until you can observe the patrolling ninja walking back and forth at the far 
    end. When he walks away, run up and lean against the corner ahead to observe him from 
    a closer point. Now wait again for the right moment and then simply enter the sliding 
    door right next to the 
    corner where you are hiding.
    
    Inside this room is a GRENADE that you can pick up. Now move to the far end of the 
    room and walk into the alcove to your right. The screen will briefly load the next 
    area as you have just gone through a secret passage.
    
    When you regain control in this new room go and grab the NINJA REBIRTH Item in the 
    red box and then lean up next to the sliding door to open it without being detected 
    by the guard on the other side. Observe his routine and when you see 
    an opening, run in and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Next go through the doorway there 
    and lean up against the corner to observe the female guard in the room down the hallway. 
    When she begins her walk away, run down and Stealth Kill her. (KANJI #4) Now grab 
    the SMALL HEALTH POTION in the room and continue to the sliding door at the end of 
    the room. Instead of leaning next to it simply move into it and then immediately crouch 
    and observe the ninja stationed in the left part of the next room. When he turns his 
    back, run in and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #5) Now run up the stairs.
    
    Lean up next to the sliding door at the top of the stairs to observe the guard 
    patrolling at the far end of the room. When he turns to walk to his right he does 
    a double take so wait until he is committed to walking before dashing in and Stealth 
    Killing him. (KANJI #6) (Note: You can exit onto the roof through the window and 
    collect a HEALTH POTION on the other end but you'll need to kill another ninja on 
    the far roof with a BLOW GUN dart) Now follow the guard's path to the next sliding 
    door and lean up to open it and observe the guard stationed right there. Take your 
    time in observing this ninja as his turns are hard to predict. When you feel like 
    the time is right, run in and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) Immediately lean up against 
    the wall behind him to peek into the adjoining room and watch the guard at the far 
    end. When he turns his back, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) Go to the next 
    sliding door here and lean 
    up again to look into the next room.
    
    Enter the room and immediately press against the left wall to observe the ninja 
    patrolling the hallway here. Stealth Kill him as soon as he begins to turn away to 
    avoid alerting the guard in the next portion of the room. (KANJI #9 - NINJA VISION 
    unlocked) Now stick to the left wall and look around the corner. When 
    the female guard in the next area is out of your sight, run and lean up against the 
    left corner to observe her from up close. As soon as she begins to turn away, run 
    down and Stealth Kill her. Immediately crouch to avoid alerting the ninja outside 
    on the far roof. Also beware of a patrolling ninja in the next room who might see 
    the female guard's dead body and come to inspect. Now head forward and press against 
    the right side of the doorway ahead to observe the patrolling ninja inside. When you 
    feel confident that you won't be seen, run in and Stealth Kill him. Now simply run 
    down the stairs at the far end of the room and into the golden room below. There is 
    a second NINJA REBIRTH Item right inside here. After grabbing it simply walk through 
    the opening and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Hamada is shown holding Lord Gohda hostage by holding his sword around his throat. 
    He says to Ayame and counsel Sekiya: "You, Back off. Do not come any closer or I will 
    cut Gohda's throat." Sekiya then says: "Ayame, we must do as 
    he says." Ayame then responds: "Ah Yes, of course". She then pretends to turn away 
    and immediately throws a SHURIKEN which causes Hamada to flinch backwards allowing 
    Gohda a chance to break free. Gohda comes to safety and says: "Thank you Ayame." Ayame 
    responds: "Quick, take cover. This traitor must be punished."
    Gohda then says "Yes. Get him" and walks away. Hamada then says: "Insanity, Treason. 
    Whatever. I choose not to live by your rules". 
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: HAMADA  
    Hamada is relatively easy to defeat as he only has 100 HP. He has a type of lunging 
    stab attack, which is revealed early by his sword being charged up. Simply attack 
    and block and use you blocking attack move when in close quarters with him. A SOKE 
    BOMB will grant you a great opening for attack and with 2 
    NINJA REBIRTH's onhand he is no match even if you fight lazily. Simply use your combos 
    and SOMERSAULT KICK and this traitor will be history in no time at all.  
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 4: RETRIEVE THE YOTO SWORDS |
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    Location: CEMETERY
    Kanji Ability: GRAPPLING HOOK COMBO
    Grandmaster Item: CHAMELEON SPELL
    Gameplay Tips: Destroy the stone seals to open doors. Normal blades do no harm 
                   to the undead. Beware of the big shadow in the garden.
    My Tips: Simply complete the mission in order to get the blades that will kill 
             the undead enemies. Then return to Grandmaster it thereafter. BLOW GUN 
             darts are useless against the undead but can kill the ninja enemies. 
             Bring plenty HEALTH POTIONS and a NINJA REBIRTH Item. Wipe out all 
             enemies in each area before moving on.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    The mysterious voice that emanated of Hamada called himself Tenrai. Gohda is shocked 
    that Tenrai knew of the three secret jewels. Long ago, the jewels of Heaven, Earth 
    and Virtue gave the Gohda family the power to control the realm. Two of them were 
    stolen by thieves in the past. The third one, still in Gohda's possession, is the 
    Jewel of Virtue. With the Jewel of Earth in Tenrai's possession, Gohda must find the 
    Jewel of Heaven before Tenrai gets his hands on it. But before that, Gohda must prepare 
    for other attacks by Tenrai.
    
    By seeing him control Hamada's dead body, Tenrai has proven himself to be a master 
    of spiritual powers. Lord Gohda knew that he needs weapons of equal spiritual strength 
    to fight back if Tenrai ever attacks again. Gohda's family diaries speak of Yoto Swords, 
    which were so spiritually powerful that his ancestors had to seal them in a shrine 
    in the Cemetery to keep them from taking the lives of their owners. To get to this 
    shrine, now an old house, one had to break five sealing stones within the Cemetery.
    
    You must go to the shrine in the Cemetery to retrieve the Yoto Swords. But be careful. 
    The spirits blocking your path cannot be hurt by normal swords.
    </NARRATOR>
      
    
    NOTE: My advice is to first simply make it through this mission simply to get the 
    KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS because you cannot kill any of the undead enemies without 
    them. Once you have the swords you can easily return to Grandmaster 
    this mission. My walkthrough is based on having these blades and Stealth 
    Killing the undead in the process.
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When starting out, crouch and move forward a little bit and then head left 
    along the ledge that overlooks the area below. You will see a HEALTH POTION on the 
    ground up here. Continue moving while crouching and then observe the Manji Cultist 
    who is patrolling below. Take your time to observe his pattern and when you are ready, 
    equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and drop down to Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) 
    Immediately switch back swords to avoid draining unnecessary HP. Now slowly move to 
    the next ledge and you will notice that 
    there are 2 enemies in this lower area. When the ninja begins to walk up the slope, 
    jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #2) Immediately go back onto the ledge and 
    now observe the undead swordsman who is patrolling at the far end. 
    Get as close as you can without being spotted and then equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU 
    SWORDS and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #3) Immediately switch blades again and then 
    slash the Sealing Stone (1/5) in the SW corner of the area. (It has a red glow around 
    it) Now enter the newly opened doorway into the underground hallway.
    
    Hug the right wall at the first corner and observe the ninja who is patrolling the 
    hallway. When he turns to walk away let him first do his double take before dashing 
    in to Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) Continue on down this hallway and at the end where 
    you turn left, hug the left wall and peek around the corner at 
    the ninja who is walking back and forth at the end there. When he begins to 
    walk away, run up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #5) Continue past his lifeless corpse 
    and you'll come to a ledge overlooking the Blood Room. Observe the 
    undead swordsman patrolling beneath you and equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS. 
    Now simply jump down on him and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #6 - Note: If you land beside 
    him press "R1" to avoid splashing and making noise) Now 
    continue around the left corner and look up to your right to see the ledge to where 
    you must grapple in order to continue.
    
    Once up there, hug the left wall and observe the Manji Cultist in the adjacent hallway. 
    When he turns to dance away, equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and Stealth Kill 
    him. (KANJI #7) Switch back to your regular swords afterwards and crouch while slowly 
    moving forward. Way up ahead you'll notice another undead guard but on your left is 
    another hallway, which is where you must go. Continue over to the edge and look down 
    below. There is a red box in the alcove below 
    and a patrolling ninja on the right side. When he is out of sight, double jump to 
    the alcove to grab the NINJA REBIRTH Item and then quickly go back onto the ledge 
    from where you came from. Now wait for the ninja to make his way back and then drop 
    down and Stealth Kill him when he is beneath you. (KANJI #8) Slowly head to the corner 
    and observe the undead archer who is patrolling in the next hallway. When he begins 
    to walk away, equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #9 
    - GRAPPLING HOOK COMBO unlocked) Switch swords 
    again and grapple up onto the ledge above you and head down the hallway and 
    then turn left. Now hug the right wall and peek around the corner to observe 
    the Sealing Stone and wait for the Manji Cultist to appear from the hallway to the 
    right. He will come pretty close but will not see you so long you are pressed against 
    the wall. Equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS again and 
    Stealth Kill him when he turns. Now switch swords again and break the Sealing Stone. 
    (2/5) Now head down the hallway on your right and then turn left and immediately hug 
    the right wall to observe the patrolling ninja who is guarding the exit. Stealth Kill 
    him when he turns around and now exit through the door. 
    
    Once outside, run to the far corner of the wooden fence and then climb up and drop 
    down on the other side while remaining crouched. Turn to your left and you can see 
    an undead guard stationed there. Move to the edge while remaining crouched and observe 
    the scene below you. There is a HEALTH POTION right below and a ninja on the ground 
    level. The Sealing Stone is also in the corner there. Roll down to the HEALTH POTION, 
    grab it, and then roll toward the wall above which the undead archer is stationed. 
    Now equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and hang from the wall and when he turns 
    away, climb up and Stealth Kill him. Switch swords again. Now move to the edge and 
    observe the ninja below you. When ready, jump down and Stealth Kill him and then go 
    break the Sealing Stone (3/5) in the corner. Next, grapple up to the ledge behind 
    the Sealing Stone and climb up. Move to the far side and look down. There is a floating 
    head patrolling 
    back and forth and the newly opened doorway on your left. When the head floats away, 
    drop down and enter the doorway into the next underground maze.
    
    Follow the unguarded corners until you arrive at a ledge overlooking a lowered floor.  
    Equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and wait for the floating head to come around 
    the corner. When he turns away, drop down and slash at him causing 
    a Stealth Kill. Now grapple up onto the ledge on the other side and continue through 
    the unguarded area until you find another area to grapple up to. From here you will 
    see the outside again. Climb up and slowly move towards the door and hug the right 
    wall to look outside undetected.
    
    Looking outside you will see a Manji Cultist and a ninja nearby. There is another 
    ninja at the far end who patrols in and out of the far doorway. The Sealing Stone 
    is also visible from here. Wait for the Manji cultist to be as 
    far away from you as possible and then run down to Stealth kill the ninja 
    below. Immediately run back into the hallway from where you came and now 
    observe the Manji Cultist. Equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and when he turns 
    run in and Stealth Kill him too. Switch swords again. The last enemy is the patrolling 
    ninja below so take your time and observe his pattern and then run up and Stealth 
    Kill him too. Now go and break the Sealing Stone (4/5) and then enter the hallway 
    below.
    
    Once inside head around the unguarded hallways until you come to a ledge overlooking 
    the next room. Drop down and equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and now hang from 
    the ledge on the left side to observe the undead guard patrolling up here. When he 
    is walking away, climb up and Stealth Kill him. 
    (Try to avoid killing him in front of the hallway because there is another 
    enemy patrolling behind) Switch swords and now hug the left wall and observe 
    the ninja in the other room ahead. As soon as he begins to turn to his right, run 
    up and Stealth Kill him. Now run to the end of the hall and look up to see the sky 
    through an opening above you. Grapple up and climb out of the well and grab the NINJA 
    REBIRTH Item right next to the well. Now simply run up and break the Sealing Stone 
    (5/5) in this unguarded area and then walk up to the hut and the screen will fade 
    to black.
    
    
    <STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    An image of the Yoto Swords is shown as the following text is narrated: Ayame succeeds 
    in unsealing the Yoto Swords. The Yoto Swords drain energy from those who wield them 
    unless they are fed blood. When Ayame takes both into her possession, she feels the 
    earth tremble.
    </STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: HEADLESS GIANT
    This Goliath of an enemy carries his head with his left arm while swinging his huge 
    sword with his right. He also tends to vomit blood on you. He is an extremely weak 
    adversary in spite of having 200 HP. Simply attack him with combos and a SOMERSAULT 
    KICK or two and block him when he strikes back. You can also use your environment 
    to your advantage if you need to use a HEALTH POTION but he should be dead in no time. 
       
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 5: GO TO THE RED HOUSE OF ZENNOSUKE |
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    Location: RONIN VILLAGE
    Kanji Ability: CLING TO CEILING
    Grandmaster Item: FIRE SPELL
    Gameplay Tips: Zennosuke lives by the gate to Agamai Castle. Enemy ninjas 
                   appear to be after Zennosuke. Crawl into holes using stealth.
    My Tips: Use your environment to your advantage. Use "R1" when in water to 
             avoid alerting enemy guards. BLOW GUN darts are a useful Item here.
             Come prepared for two Boss Battles.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Two months pass after you retrieve the Yoto Swords. Lord Gohda has sent all of his 
    men to find the Jewel of Heaven before it falls into the hands of Tenrai, but to no 
    avail. 
    
    An old sage named Zennosuke, who lives in a red house in the Ronin Village, is rumored 
    to know the whereabouts of the Jewel of Heaven. Tenrai's men also know of this rumor 
    and are already at the Ronin village. 
    
    You must get to Zennosuke before they do.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As you gain control immediately crouch and observe the female guard on the roof ahead. 
    There is also an innocent Geisha along side the hut. While both the geisha and the 
    guard are walking away, roll to the side of the house and then hang from the roof. 
    When the opportunity presents itself, climb up and Stealth Kill the guard. (KANJI 
    #1) Now grapple onto the roof of the tall building on your right. Once up top, face 
    into the SW portion of the area where the little red bridge is and you'll notice a 
    ninja hopping from roof to roof. Use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to kill him. Now make your 
    way over to the little red bridge to pick up the HEALTH POTION next to the house. 
    (Avoid the patrolling Geisha) Now jump onto the roof and slowly head north along the 
    rooftops being careful not 
    to get spotted by the Innocent Civilian in front of the third one. Now look ahead 
    and you'll see a stationed ninja on the far side of the little river. Use a BLOW GUN 
    dart (2/5) to kill him. Next, double jump over the little river and get onto the left 
    most house. (Remain crouched as the villager might spot you. Now jump house to house 
    until you get to the last one with the torch and crawlspace on your left. Observe 
    the ninja patrolling here and when is as close to you as possible and begins to turn, 
    jump down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #2) Now quickly enter the crawlspace before 
    another nearby ninja discovers the body.
    
    When you exit the crawlspace immediately crouch and stick to the right side. Look 
    above to your right and you'll notice two ninjas having a chat and there 
    is another one patrolling way ahead of you in the water. (Remember to use "R1" when 
    in the water) Roll forward to the wall ahead and when the ninja in the water turns 
    to walk away, roll up to him and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Immediately grapple 
    up to hang from the ledge above you to observe the other ninja who is now here. When 
    he jumps up and looks towards the other ninja over by where the crawlspace is, climb 
    up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) Immediately do a 180 roll to drop back into the 
    same hanging spot until case 
    the other guards spot him. After they settle down, run up and Stealth Kill the ninja 
    as he walks back to his original spot. (KANJI #5) Now take out the female guard who 
    is 
    patrolling the path around the corner. (KANJI #6) Next jump onto the little divider 
    wall and observe the courtyard within while remaining crouched. There 
    is a ninja patrolling the grounds and another female guard atop the ledge in 
    the far corner. Use a BLOW GUN dart (3/5) to take her out. Now Stealth Kill the ninja 
    when he is facing away. (KANJI #7) Now that the area is safe, grab the NINJA REBIRTH 
    Item in the red box as well as the EGG in the NE corner and lastly, the SMOKE BOMB 
    on top of the wall in the NW corner. Now look over the wall in the NE corner at the 
    villager below When he walks past you double jump over the little bridge and land 
    in the water below (Use "R1") and roll to the Northern side. Now grapple onto the 
    house and climb up. Look down the side of the house at the patrolling ninja below. 
    When he is next to the house, jump 
    down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) Immediately grapple back onto the roof. 
    Go now to the opposite side and observe the female guard below. When the villager 
    is walking away, drop down and Stealth Kill her. (KANJI #9 - CLING TO CEILING unlocked) 
    Now just run up to the big gate between the wooden kegs and the next area will load.
    
    As soon as you regain control in this next area, run and double jump onto the left 
    most keg and remain crouched. Now roll over onto the adjoining one and observe the 
    scene below. There is one ninja patrolling in the middle and 
    another to your left. There is also a female guard stationed behind the keg in front 
    of you. When the left most ninja is out of sight, jump down and Stealth Kill the nearer 
    ninja. Head back onto the keg you came from and wait to make sure the others weren't 
    alerted. Now make your way over to the lone keg on your left and then Stealth Kill 
    that ninja too. Pick up the HEALTH POTION in the 
    rear corner too. Next, jump up onto the keg in the middle of the area and then drop 
    down to Stealth Kill the female guard below you there. Now simply run up 
    to the wooden door to load the next area. (There is also a secret crawlspace in the 
    water to the right of the door but this walkthrough will use the main way)
    
    As you gain control immediately crouch. There is a villager just ahead. Also notice 
    the red house on the far side, this is your final destination. When the villager is 
    not looking, roll around the torch on your left and head to the 
    edge of the field while remaining crouched. Now observe the scene here. There 
    is a female guard on the roof of the house overlooking the courtyard on your right 
    and an Innocent Geisha below you. Use a BLOW GUN dart (4/5) to kill the female guard 
    and quickly crouch again. Now roll down onto the house below and then grapple onto 
    the higher house right next to it. When the coast is clear, jump down onto the roof 
    with the dead female guard and pick up the SMALL HEALTH POTION on the shed right next 
    to it. Now grapple onto the tallest building here which is on your left and head to 
    the Southern tip of the roof. There is a female guard patrolling the gate in the corner 
    and a ninja walking between the buildings ahead. Drop down onto the roof below and 
    now kill the female guard with your last BLOW GUN dart(5/5). Now wait for the ninja 
    below to turn and 
    then jump down and Stealth Kill him too. Immediately climb on to the roof overlooking 
    the courtyard and wait for the ninja ahead to discover his fallen comrade. When he 
    returns to "<?>", execute him in the alley and again grapple onto the roof of the 
    big house. Look down over the front edge at the stationed ninja in front of the door. 
    Drop down and Stealth Kill him. Now simply walk up to the front door and the screen 
    will fade to black.         
    
     
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame opens the door to Zennosuke's house and sees him kneeling on the floor, dead. 
    She says to herself: "Damn. Too late." She immediately looks up towards her left and 
    then jumps out of the way of a flying needle. As it sticks in the carpet she looks 
    up again and says: "Show yourself!" Tesshu is then seen 
    jumping down from the rafters above. He looks at her and softly says: "You!" Ayame 
    looks at him and says: "So. You're the one who killed the old man?" 
    Tesshu angrily responds: "Don't give me that woman!" He then pulls another needle 
    from his Gui and says to the dead old man: "I'll avenge your death 
    boss!"
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: TESSHU
    This battle will be over quickly as it is not a battle to the death. Simply block 
    Tesshu's attack and then return a combo of your own. Repeat this one more time and 
    the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu drops to one knee and says: "Wo, wo, wo, wait wait!" Ayame then replies while 
    in a defensive posture: "don't tell me you're going to beg for mercy?" Tesshu stands 
    up and continues: "Your fighting style...Azuma ninja, right?" Ayame sarcastically 
    replies: "Yeah, so?" Tesshu then goes on: "All right. My fight is not with you Azuma." 
    He then begins to turn away from Ayame as he continues saying: ""he old man ordered 
    me never to cross swords with Azuma Ninja. Besides, you couldn't be the one who killed 
    him." Ayame then asks him: "Just who are you?" Tesshu looks over his shoulder at her 
    and replies: "the name's Tesshu Fujioka. I'm a doctor by trade. I'm going to take 
    off before the authorities show up. See ya around Azuma." With this he begins to walk 
    away. Ayame then says: "Hey! Wait! Have you ever heard of the Jewel of Heaven?" 
    Tesshu thinks for a brief moment and then says: "No...never heard of it. I've got 
    to get going." He raises his hand as he walks away and says: "Later." Ayame then says 
    to herself: "I've heard rumors of a private organization selling justice to villagers. 
    That guy must be one of them."
    </CUTSENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    You will briefly gain control of your character again now. Simply run in either 
    direction and the screen will fade to black again.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame stops running as she hears a familiar voice calling: "Ayame!" She turns around 
    and sees Rikimaru walking towards her. She asks: "Rikimaru?" He responds: "Don't worry. 
    I'm not a ghost. I haven't been able to return until now. No time to explain. But 
    I'm back." He keeps walking right up to her and she immediately slashes her sword 
    at him, which nicks him in the face. In a shocked manner he says: "Ayame! What are 
    you doing?" Ayame replies in a serious tone of voice: "I was just testing you. Rikimaru 
    would have dodged my blade." Rikimaru then bows his head down as if to hide his face 
    and replies: "What are you talking about? 
    I AM Rikimaru. And I'll prove it. If I have to!" With that he lifts his head 
    and glares at Ayame.
    </CUTSENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: FALSE RIKIMARU (HYAKUBAKE)
    Fighting Rikimaru is a little more challenging as he employs both his Three Slash 
    Combo and SHOULDER THRUST move. Block his slash attack and return a combo of your 
    own but when he begins his SHOULDER THRUST, move out of the way and 
    then attack. Stab him when he is down and use a SMOKE BOMB or GRENADE if need be. 
    You can also jump onto a building to buy enough time to drink a HEALTH POTION. Follow 
    this technique and Rikimaru's 100 HP will become 0 HP shortly.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru holds his chest wound and raises his sword into the air as suddenly the 
    costume disappears revealing none other than Hyakubake. He then collapses and dies 
    on the ground as Ayame looks on and says: "Ha! That's what I thought." Just then a 
    Blow Gun is seen shooting a dart which hits Ayame right in the side of her neck. As 
    she falls to one knee, Dr. Kimaira drops down along with four ninja's and says: "Well, 
    well...Looks like I caught a big one." Ayame struggles to stay awake but is overcome 
    by the effects and passes out. Dr. Kimaira continues: "This will please Tenrai." The 
    camera now pans to show Tesshu who is hiding behind the house as he says to himself: 
    "Damn."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 6: ESCAPE FROM AMAGAI CASTLE  |
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    Location: AMAGAI CASTLE
    Time Limit: 20 Minutes
    Kanji Ability: FEIGN DEATH
    "Hidden Item": STONE OF POWER
    Grandmaster Item: NINJA ARMOR
    Gameplay Tips: Beware of traps. Press your back against walls to open trap 
                   doors. Use haste to escape.
    My Tips: You have enough time, no need to run around frantically. Stealth Kill
             everyone in your way. Don't forget to pick up the STONE OF POWER. 
             Leave your BLOW GUN darts at home as robots are impervious to them. 
             The Boss Battle starts the stage and depending on your choice at the
             end you may need to fight again. 
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    You've been caught by Kimaira, and you wake up in a cage. As you prepare for your 
    escape the guard in front of you suddenly shrieks in pain. Tesshu has followed Kimaira 
    there. After seeing that you can escape by yourself, Tesshu tells you that Zennosuke 
    mentioned a secret jewel being hidden in the eye of 
    the statue in the Buddha Temple. Then Tesshu disappears.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame is shown in a big room adorned with fancy wallpaper as she says: "Guess that 
    creep isn't so bad after all..." Just then the door is sealed by a falling trap door 
    and Ayame jumps back defensively. She then slowly turns around back 
    as a huge silhouette rises behind her. Dr. Kimaira is shown wearing his robotic 
    contraption as he says: "So, the jewel is in the Buddha's eye. What a clever hiding 
    place. Ayame fully turns to him and says: "Hey psycho! Why did you bring me here?" 
    Dr. Kimaira responds angrily: "You will address me as Dr. Kimaira. 
    And I'd like to play with you a little longer! Mahime!" With that the camera pans 
    up at the Onikage like looking contraption as it flails its arms around in preparation 
    for battle.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: DR. KIMAIRA
    The key to winning this fight is by avoiding Kimaira's two main attacks. The first 
    is his spinning attack, which can take a lot of your HP away. The second is a lunging 
    head butt. Block what you can and then fight back. Use the size of the room to your 
    advantage and use any GRENADES or STICKY BOMBS that you might have brought with you. 
    Kimaira has 150 HP but it seems like he has more. When you have defeated him the screen 
    fades to black. 
    
    
    <STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    Ayame is seen standing over a defeated Dr. Kimaira as the following text is narrated: 
    Kimaira quietly laughs his last few breaths as he sets off a timer that will release 
    poisonous fumes throughout the castle. Go to the bottom of 
    the castle to escape.
    </STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    The mission begins with a countdown timer on the screen showing that you have 
    20 minutes to escape before poisonous fumes fill the castle and kill you. Immediately 
    run down stairwell and head down. At the bottom, crouch and roll into the lower potion 
    of the room to avoid being spotted by the enemy on the other side and pick up the 
    NINJA REBIRTH Item in the alcove. Now grapple up on the other side and hang while 
    you observe the enemy's pattern. When he turns to walk to his right, climb up and 
    Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Now look at the falling blades in the next room. Double 
    jump through the room and climb up on the opposite ledge while trying to avoid the 
    falling blades. Now run to the 
    edge at the end of the short hallway and observe the moving gears below you there. 
    Double jump to the opening on the left wall and as you land immediately crouch. Slowly 
    move forward to observe the patrolling guard in the next room. 
    As he begins to walk to his right, double jump down and Stealth Kill him. 
    (KANJI #2) Now hug the right wall and slide over to the corner to observe the Chibot 
    in the next hallway. As soon as he turns, run out and slash at him to Stealth Kill 
    him. (KANJI #3) Continue on and double jump over the gap to the other side and head 
    around the corners until you come to the inner hallway there. Now hug the left wall 
    and peek around the corner at the wooden guard in the hallway at the end. As he turns, 
    run in and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) 
    Now notice the little half-moon carpet right there on your left side, that is the 
    secret trapdoor that hides the STONE OF POWER.
    
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    Getting the "STONE OF POWER"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Press your back against this swivel door and the brief animation will show you being 
    brought into the room behind. You will also see that the ceiling is 
    rigged and begins to descend. Quickly grab the STONE OF POWER from the center 
    of the room and then run to the second door and press up against it in order to be 
    transported back to the hallway from where you came.
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Now that you are back in the hallway, turn left and then immediately left again and 
    now jump to hang from the ledge in this room as you observe another Chibot above you. 
    As he turns to walk away, climb up and slash him for another Stealth Kill. (KANJI 
    #5) Now look up towards your right and you'll see a ledge that you can climb up on 
    to enter the next area of the castle. Once up top you will notice a HEALTH POTION 
    towards your right side. Avoid it as that entire side is laced with floor traps. 
    Instead, continue straight and drop down onto the one ledge below you and crouch to 
    remain undetected. Observe the wooden guard patrolling the hallway beneath you. When 
    he turns, drop down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #6) Continue to the end of this hallway 
    and then look down towards your right at the room below. (Avoid the center hallway 
    with all the little black holes in the floor) Double jump over the spear traps to 
    the other side 
    and then head left to see another drop down area with a stairwell in it. Head down 
    the stairs but hug the left wall before the bottom to observe a wooden guard stationed 
    in the corner of the room below.
    
    When he turns as far to his left as possible, drop down from around the corner and 
    Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) Now head across this room and pick up the 
    SMOKE BOMB and GRENADE from the floor before climbing up the other side. Once you've 
    climbed up the other side, look up towards your left to see the next opening that 
    you can climb up into. Climb up an immediately hug the left wall and slide towards 
    the corner to observe the wooden guard in this hallway. When he turns, Stealth Kill 
    him. (KANJI #8) Now look down the over the edge into the next room. There is a beam 
    in the center that you must jump on. As you do a brief animation shows the door slamming 
    shut while SMOKE BOMBS and GRENADES go off below you. Walk to the end of the beam 
    and then double jump through the opening above the door on your right. 
    
    Immediately crouch when landing to avoid being detected by the wooden guard on the 
    far side. When he isn't looking, roll into the gap between you and him and then grapple 
    and hang from the far side to observe him from close range. Time him and then climb 
    up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #9 - FEIGN DEATH unlocked) Now press your back up 
    against the left door form the two in the right corner and swivel through.
    
    Immediately hug the left side of the doorway to observe the patrolling Chibot 
    in the next hallway and as he turns, turn him into history. Now hug the left wall 
    and peek around the corner to see the wooden guard patrolling along the adjacent 
    hallway. When he turns, run around and Stealth Kill him too. Now 
    simply press your back up against the swivel door at the far end there to be brought 
    to the next area.
    
    Move to observe the wooden guard who is stationed atop the stairwell in the hallway 
    below you. Grapple up into the corner behind him and then land using "R1". Now silently 
    turn around and Stealth Kill him. Now head down the stairs. Remain crouched at the 
    bottom to avoid being detected by the wooden guard on 
    the opposite side and as he begins his walk towards his right, run and double jump 
    across and then climb up to Stealth kill him. Now peek into the next room with the 
    fire visible below it and wait for the Chibot to arrive. Observe his pattern and when 
    ready, dash in and slash him for another Stealth Kill. Now 
    head into the little room at the other end and observe the spear trap above the doorway. 
    Roll past the reach of the dropping spears into the dirt covered room and then climb 
    onto the scaffold on the other side to avoid falling through a floor trap in here. 
    Head to the far end of the scaffold by the next doorway and then jump across so that 
    you can hug the right rock wall and observe the wooden enemy who patrols the room 
    right outside the one beside you here. As he turns 
    in the doorway, run up and Stealth Kill him. Now look up at the beam above you. Grapple 
    up to it while avoiding the HEALTH POTION below as it is a trap. Hop over to the next 
    beam and then crouch and observe the wooden enemy below. When he turns, double jump 
    down and Stealth Kill him. Now turn left and grapple onto the ledge next to the one 
    from where you came and then pick up the HEALTH 
    POTION there in the red box. Now double jump to your right into the opening of the 
    wall and then drop down on the other side into an unguarded hallway. Now simply run 
    down the hallway and into the huge room at the end and walk to the very middle of 
    it to trigger the cutscene.
    
    
    <STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    A still shot is shown of Onikage walking into the room as Ayame stands in the foreground 
    and the following text is narrated: As you turn the last corner Onikage's voice fills 
    the room. He sees you and you stare back. From behind 
    you, Rikimaru walks up to your side.
    </STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame and Rikimaru are shown side by side as Ayame says to him: "You better be the 
    real Rikimaru this time." Rikimaru replies: "What are you talking about?" Ayame then 
    says: "Huh, nothing. Forget I said it." Rikimaru then says: "Ah, that. Lord Gohda 
    told me all about it. This Tenrai fellow seems to be quite inventive." Ayame replies: 
    "Annoying is more like it. Anyway, I found out 
    where the Jewel of Heaven is! It's in the eye of the Buddha in the Temple." Rikimaru 
    then says: "Leave Onikage to me! You should hurry to the Buddha Temple!"   
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    NOTE: At this point you will need to make a choice. The choice you make here  
          will affect the next cutscene as well as the cutscenes in mission 9 and 
          10. No gameplay is otherwise affected)
    
    
    <CHOICE>
    * Let Rikimaru fight Onikage
    (OR)
    * Fight Onikage yourself
    </CHOICE> 
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A>  (Let Rikimaru fight Onikage)
    Ayame and Rikimaru are still side by side as she says: "I'll leave him to you." Rikimaru 
    answers: "Good!" With that Ayame runs out of the room and Rikimaru takes a step forward. 
    Onikage's hand is shown at his side as he laughs. The camera then pans up to his face 
    and shows his blood red eyes as he says to Rikimaru: "It's been a long time Rikimaru. 
    I'm kinda like that old dog you can never get rid of...I just keep coming back." 
    Rikimaru Brandishes his sword and says: "Bring it on!"
    </CUTSCENE A>
    
    (OR)
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Fight Onikage yourself)
    Ayame turns to Rikimaru and says: "No, I've got a bone to pick with him. I'll take 
    care of him myself." Rikimaru replies: "As you wish. I'm going back to the castle 
    then." With that he turns and leaves. Ayame then turns toward Onikage 
    and says: "Hey Ugly!" Onikage's hand is shown at his side as he answers: "A kunoichi. 
    Excellent!" The camera pans up to show his blood red eyes as he continues: "I'm going 
    to enjoy this so much!"
    </CUTSCENE B>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: ONIKAGE (Choice B only)
    After a brief cutscene the battle will begin. Onikage only has 150 HP but he will 
    attempt to drink a HEALTH POTION once half of his health has been depleted so stay 
    on him. If you have SMOKE BOMBS or GRENADES then they will come in handy. Otherwise 
    simply block his attacks and then return a volley of your own. Stab him whenever he 
    is down and sit on your block button when he is near to execute your knee to the back 
    of the head technique. Once he is dead the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Fight Onikage yourself)
    Onikage staggers as blood spews forth from him. He then collapses onto the 
    floor in the center of the room. Ayame then turns away and begins to walk out 
    as she hears Onikage's laughter. She quickly turns back around only to find 
    that he has disappeared. His voice is heard saying: "Kunoichi! I'll let you 
    live this time..." Ayame looks down at the spot where he was before 
    disappearing and then looks up as more laughter is heard. She then says: "What the 
    hell?"
    </CUTSCENE B>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 7: RETRIEVE THE JEWEL OF HEAVEN |
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    Location: BUDDHA TEMPLE
    Kanji Ability: WALL KICK
    "Hidden Weapon": DOKUTO SWORDS 
    Grandmaster Item: FIREWORKS
    Gameplay Tips: The Jewel is in the eye. To fall is to die, do not fall. One of 
                   the pitfalls is a hidden path.
    My Tips: The Boss Battle comes first, be prepared. Observe your enemies before 
             attacking. Don't forget to grab the "Hidden Weapon". BLOW GUN darts 
             work well here.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    According to Tesshu, the Jewel of Heaven is hidden in the eye of the statue inside 
    the Buddha Temple. Ganda, one of Tenrai's lords of Darkness, is already at the Buddha 
    Temple with his men. 
    
    Go to the Buddha Temple, execute Ganda, and retrieve the Jewel of Heaven.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: GANDA
    Ganda is a big fellow to say the least and his wooden staff has a long range so you 
    need to be smart in this fight. Use SMOKE BOMBS and GRENADES to soften him up and 
    generally you can double jump and strike down on him too. Be careful 
    that he doesn't grab you when you are in close range because he will juggle you a 
    bit before slamming you headfirst into the ground. He has 200 HP but if you follow 
    these tactics that numbers will turn into a big fat zero quickly.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ganda takes his last step and says: "Tenrai...I..Have..Failed." He then dies while 
    remaining standing as Ayame looks on. She then turns towards the Temple and looks 
    up at the mountain and says: "Up there huh."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    You start out in a little enclave. Crouch and move to the corner to observe the guard 
    below and when he turns, run down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) immediately run 
    back to hide from another guard who will come to inspect. When he calms down, run 
    around and Stealth Kill him too. (KANJI #2) Now grapple up onto the middle red beam 
    outside and enter the crawlspace up here. At the end 
    of the crawlspace observe the scene before exiting. When the guard is closest 
    to you and begins to turn, exit and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Just make sure the 
    guard in the far right room is out of sight. Immediately run back to the crawlspace 
    and enter it and then turn around to wait for the far guard to come back and discover 
    his fallen comrade. When he calms down and begins to walk back, exit and Stealth Kill 
    him also. (KANJI #4) Now run into the next room and head up the wooden scaffold into 
    the room above. At the far end of this room is a ledge looking down. 
    
    There are 2 guards down here. Use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to kill the one in the hallway 
    ahead and then drop down and Stealth Kill the patrolling guard when he walks behind 
    the pillar. Now proceed into the hallway past the dead corpse. At the end is an opening 
    that looks outside. Grapple up to the highest ledge above you and grab the NINJA 
    REBIRTH Item there. Now look down ahead at the next 
    area. 
    
    When the bear begins to turn to walk away, double jump over to him and slash 
    him for a Stealth Kill. (KANJI #5) Immediately grapple up onto the beam above you 
    to avoid being spotted by the guard around the left corner. Once on the beam, crouch 
    and observe the guard up ahead. Now look up to your left and grapple up onto that 
    ledge to pick up the 2 EGGS up there. Next, walk along the beam to the pillar 
    overlooking the basket covered guard below. Drop down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #6) Next, enter the doorway which appears to be a dead end and then look up towards 
    your left to a grapple point. Grapple up and head around the corner until you overlook 
    the bottomless pit with the wooden walkway suspended above you. Double jump onto the 
    ledge below and then grapple up onto the rock ledge and grab the HEALTH POTION right 
    there. Next follow the wall to the left and then grapple and hang from the wooden 
    ledge to observe the guard stationed at the end of the suspended bridge here. When 
    he turns to look ahead, climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) Now turn left and 
    then head through the opening up there. Hug the rock pillar on the right side just 
    past the doorway and observe the guard patrolling this hallway. When he is all the 
    way inside, position yourself in the center of the hallway and kill him with a BLOW 
    GUN dart (2/5) Now continue to your left instead of where the guard lies dead and 
    drop down the hole at the end. 
    
    You are now in an area with a wraparound bottomless pit. Grapple to the wall right 
    after the first pillar and then grapple across so that you will land on the narrow 
    beam there. Carefully turn around and now grapple between the next two beams. Now 
    aim for the beam on the far wall and press forward to land on 
    the ledge instead of plummeting to your death. Now look down and you'll see a secret 
    entrance below. This is where the DOKUTO SWORDS are hidden.
    
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Getting the "DOKUTO SWORDS"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jump down into the room that is hidden in the wraparound bottomless pit area. The 
    Swords are in the back corner amongst several barrels.
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Walk back onto the little wooden bridge outside the room and turn left. Now grapple 
    to the far ledge and climb up. Now turn left again and grapple to the top of the pillar 
    that is blocking your path to the adjoining room. Drop down 
    on the other side and then grapple up to the beam at the far side and look up again. 
    You will see the night sky through an opening in the roof. Grapple up 
    and climb out into the open air. The entrance to the Temple is right there but if 
    you wish you can first go kill the 2 enemies (KANJI 8 + 9 -WALL KICK unlocked) on 
    the balcony and check out the view. There is also another HEALING POTION above the 
    little roof overlooking the scenery. When you are ready, enter the Temple and the 
    screen will fade to black and load the inner Temple. 
    
    Once inside, grapple up to the ledge ahead and drop down on the other side. Now hug 
    the right wall next to the doorway and observe the patrolling guard ahead. Use another 
    BLOW GUN dart (4/5) to kill him. Now creep to the corner and you'll notice another 
    stationed guard at the far wall. Use your final BLOW GUN dart (5/5) to kill him. Now 
    grapple up to the middle ledge in front of the Buddha Statue and then turn around. 
    Look up and you will notice another guard on the suspended plank above you. Grapple 
    and hang from it and when he is turned, 
    climb up and Stealth Kill him. Now simply turn around and jump onto the 
    platform right in front of the Buddha Statue's eyes and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame jumps onto the scaffolding and lands in a crouched position. She looks up and 
    says: "Huh? Tatsumaru! Is it you?" Tatsumaru is on the far end of the scaffolding 
    and is bouncing the Jewel of Heaven in his right hand. He looks 
    over at her silently as she rises to her feet and continues: "So. Tenrai has turned 
    you as well." Tatsumaru then turns to walk away as he smirks sarcastically. Ayame 
    then says: "Hold! I'm sorry Tatsumaru, but I can not 
    permit you to give that to Tenrai." Tatsumaru stops and says: "I see." With 
    that he has his sword at her throat in the blink of an eye and then says to 
    her: "Don't press your luck. You're still no match for me, little one." He then 
    withdraws his sword and turns to walk away. He pauses and says: "I don't want 
    to kill you, but I will have to if we meet again. Farewell." With that he jumps out 
    of view and Ayame collapses onto her knees in a heartbroken looking manner. She then 
    looks up and says to herself: "Looks like no one is guarding the gates of hell these 
    days."
    </CUTSCENE> 
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tatsumaru is seen running full speed as the camera zooms in on his face. He 
    says to himself: "She's grown tough..."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 8: RESCUE COUNSEL SEKIYA  |
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    Location: LIMESTONE CAVERN
    Kanji Ability: NINJA MIND CONTROL
    Grandmaster Item: DOG BONE
    Gameplay Tips: Watch your step, beware of pitfalls. Look to the heavens when 
                   lost. Use Items to your advantage.
    My Tips: Take your time and. Don't fall into pitfalls at the top of inclines. 
             Beware of red demons when they are low on HP as they will try to 
             Stealth Kill you. Blue demons will launch suicide attacks when low on 
             HP. Bring BLOW GUN darts and a few SHURIKEN for the wolves. During the 
             battle, focus on Kagura.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    With two of the three jewels in the possession of Tenrai, lord Gohda decides that 
    his only chance of winning is to conduct a surprise attack. 
    
    Gohda's men are sent across the land to find out where Tenrai is hiding. After 
    a few days, the men gather information that Tenrai has set up a fortress on a nearby 
    island. Any boats would be spotted easily, but a surprise attack could 
    be conducted through a tunnel within the Limestone Caverns that connects the island 
    to the mainland.
    
    During the process of gaining this information, Gohda loses half of his army, and 
    Sekiya, his advising counsel, was taken hostage by the enemy within the Limestone 
    Cavern. 
    
    You must go to the Limestone Cavern and rescue Sekiya. Princess Kiku, lord Gohda's 
    daughter, hands over her sister's bells for good luck. 
    </NARRATOR>
     
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As you begin, immediately grapple onto the tracks on your left and run down to the 
    end. There is a red Demon ninja patrolling right below you here so drop down and Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #1) Continue down the hallway and at the fork, go left and slowly 
    move up the incline to observe the wolf in the room ahead. Use a SHURIKEN to Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #2) Now run in and grab the NINJA REBIRTH Item atop the box and then 
    go back the way you came to the fork. Continue straight and hug the left wall to observe 
    the female guard around the corner. When she begins to turn, run in and quickly Stealth 
    kill her. (KANJI #3) Now crouch and slowly move up the incline just far enough to 
    observe the red Demon ninja on the other side of a bottomless pit. As he begins to 
    walk to his left, double jump over the pit and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) Now slowly 
    move along and hug the right wall to observe another female guard down the next 
    hallway. 
    As she begins to turn away, run down and quickly Stealth Kill her too. (KANJI #5) 
    Now move to the edge and look down into the room below.
    
    There is a red Demon ninja right below you here so drop behind him and Stealth Kill 
    him (KANJI #6) when he is as far in this enclave as possible to avoid alerting the 
    female guard right outside. Now crouch and use a BLOWGUN dart 
    (1/5) to kill the female guard behind the pillar. Now move ahead into the big room 
    while crouching and look up to see the ledge that has another guard patrolling above. 
    Grapple and hang and then climb up and Stealth Kill this enemy. (KANJI #7) Now crouch 
    and move up the incline and when the Demon ninja walks out of sight, drop down into 
    the pit below and remain crouched. 
    
    This little area has blue fireflies in it. Creep forward up the incline until you 
    can observe the female guard at the other end of a bottomless pit. When she turns 
    to walk to her right, double jump across and Stealth Kill her. (KANJI #8) Now follow 
    the unguarded corridor until you see the opening at the end. Crouch towards the opening 
    and observe the female guard on the left side of the torch. When she turns to walk 
    away, quickly run out and Stealth kill her. (KANJI #9 - NINJA MIND CONTROL unlocked) 
    Now head back towards the torch and look down from the corner of the ledge to the 
    ground below and then jump down there. Once you land, run towards the doorway and 
    enter it and the screen will fade to black. 
    
    <STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    Sekiya is shown locked in a cage while the following text is narrated: Sekiya thanks 
    you for rescuing him. He also informs you that you will need to find a box of explosives 
    to blast an opening in the wall that blocks the path to Tenrai's fortress. His voice 
    is then heard saying: "I have marked on the map where to place the explosives."
    </STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    As you regain control, hug the wall in front of you and observe the Shikigami spirit 
    at the far end of the hallway. As he begins to float down the hallway, run down and 
    hug the left wall right next to the barrels and wait. When he returns and again begins 
    to float away, run up and kill him. Now break the barrels on the left wall where you 
    were hiding. Enter the hidden crawlspace there. Once inside, pick up the BOX OF 
    EXPLOSIVES and then exit through the 
    open doorway. Turn left and head up the stairs into the room above and Then 
    drop down below from the far side. There is a SMALL HEALTH POTION and an EGG atop 
    the boxes here if you need them. Now hug the right side of the doorframe and observe 
    the Shikigami Spirit patrolling inside. When he turns, dash in and Stealth Kill him. 
    Now continue on and you'll find yourself at the entrance to the watery area with the 
    planks. (Remember to use "R1" when moving through water) A CHAMELEON SPELL will work 
    wonders here.
    
    Drop down onto the planks and roll all the way to the far corner and turn ready to 
    fire a SHURIKEN and the wolf when he is in range. Now observe the Shikigami Spirit 
    in the middle of the room. When he begins to float away, roll forward along the wall 
    and then jump up the little step and crouch behind the pillar. Now look ahead at a 
    stationed Shikigami Spirit. Use another BLOW GUN dart (2/5) to kill it. Continue 
    rolling towards the spot where the Shikigami died and double jump across the watery 
    pit to the far side. Now make your way around the corner and then observe the red 
    Demon ninja under the raised walkway. Use another BLOW GUN dart (3/5) to take him 
    out. Now double jump over and then grapple onto that raised walkway above you. Follow 
    the unguarded tunnel to the opening and then crouch as you move into the doorway and 
    look at the last 
    female guard on the ledge to your left. Use another BLOW GUN dart (4/5) to kill her 
    from afar. Now simply drop down and then grapple up in the far corner where the boulder 
    sticks out from the wall. (Grapple onto the higher reaches of the wall to drop onto 
    the ledge) Now plant the BOX OF EXPLOSIVES at the base of the boulder and then back 
    up. The boulder will be blown up and the path will now be open to you. Walk inside 
    towards the door and the screen will fade to black.
    
    <STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    Sekiya is shown being attacked by a Shikigami Spirit while the following text 
    is narrated:
    
    The wall shatters and the path to Tenrai's Fortress opens. Just at that moment, a 
    Shikigami Strikes Sekiya
    </STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame is shown crouched next to Sekiya comforting him. She says: "Sekiya! Sekiya! 
    He looks up at her and groans as he says: "I...I'm done for. Lord 
    Gohda. The princess. Save them. I must go..." With that he passes away. Ayame shakes 
    him and says: "Sekiya! No! No!" At that moment laughter is heard as Kagura is shown 
    looking down at them from atop the ledge. She then says: "Death is only a part of 
    life. Not an end, but a mere checkpoint. A checkpoint at 
    which we say good-bye to our friends here on earth and say hello, to HELL! With this 
    she spreads her arms as a bright flash occurs and a monstrous wolf appears by her 
    side. Ayame rises from beside Sekiya's corpse while saying: "You killed him. Now face 
    the consequences."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: KAGURA and WOLF
    Kagura only has 60 HP but her wolf packs a punch. The key to success in this battle 
    is to focus your attacks only on her while running away from the wolf. She has a good 
    ability to block but if you keep attacking, you will get through her defense. Beware 
    of her magic spell if you get caught up close as she will levitate you and cause some 
    spiritual attacks to eat a good portion of your HP away. After two or three successful 
    attacks she will succumb to your superior skills and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Kagura bleeds profusely as she drops to her knees and says: "This blood...My 
    blood...No...It can't be..." As she falls dead Ayame responds: "Now you've got 
    eternity to apologize for what you've done." She then walks towards the path to 
    Tenrai's Fortress
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 9: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 1) |
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    Location: TENRAI FORTRESS 
    Kanji Ability: WRATH OF HEAVEN
    Grandmaster Item: DECOY WHISTLE
    Gameplay Tips: Beware of martial arts experts. Use all your stealth skills to 
                   your advantage. Bring the Wrath of Heaven to Tenrai.
    My Tips: Take your time and use your NINJA VISION to scout out the bigger 
             rooms. Look out for bottomless pits. The BLOW GUN can take out foes 
             from afar. Bring your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS to kill the undead 
             that lurk in your path. Come prepared for your toughest battle yet.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    After the battle with Kagura, you return to lord Gohda to report the situation 
    regarding the tunnel and about Sekiya. 
    
    Lord Gohda thanks you for your courage and decides to hold a strategy meeting with 
    his men. He returns a few hours later. 
    
    The plan is to first send you in to kill the leader from the inside. You must infiltrate 
    the fortress and eradicate the enemies from within.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you begin, run forward until you arrive at the edge and then observe the scene 
    below. There are 2 Demon ninjas patrolling below and a HEALTH POTION can be seen atop 
    the house. Use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to kill the red Demon ninja and then Stealth 
    Kill the green Demon ninja below. (KANJI #1) Now grab the HEALTH POTION and head to 
    the opening at the far left side of the room. Run around the corner and then climb 
    up on the ledge at the end of the wall and crouch while you observe the red Demon 
    ninja on the other side below you. Drop down and Stealth Kill him when he walks below 
    you. (KANJI #2) Now continue 
    until you come to the entrance to a great big room. 
    
    Observe the red Demon ninja on the left side. He will briefly jump onto the wooden 
    walkway in front of you. When he does, kill him with a BLOW GUN dart. (2/5) Now drop 
    down on the right side of the walkway and crouch while moving along the right wall 
    under the overhang, and then climbing the ledges until you are crouching right beneath 
    the red Demon ninja stationed on top. When he turns to look out into the room, jump 
    up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) From here you can see a red box right ahead of 
    you on a little ledge. Grab the NINJA REBIRTH Item and then climb up to the upper 
    ledge and now move along the wall towards the far side of the room. Up ahead is a 
    martial artist patrolling back and forth. Use a BLOW GUN dart (3/5) to kill him and 
    now pass his dead corpse and head up the stairs.
    
    Hug the left wall of the staircase when you get close to the top to observe another 
    martial artist in the room here. As soon as he turns to walk away, run around and 
    Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4) Now go around the corner and hug the right wall to observe 
    the martial artist patrolling in front of the cannons. Quickly Stealth Kill him when 
    he turns to walk away. (KANJI #5) Now run past 
    the cannons and go around the corner to peek at the martial artist patrolling the 
    hallway behind. When he turns, Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #6) Now head up the stairs 
    to the next floor.
    
    Once up top you will see another martial artist at the far end but instead of going 
    for him, grapple up to the ledge on the far side and climb up. 
    Immediately crouch as there is a red Demon ninja who will walk up and down the stairs 
    ahead. Use your BLOW GUN dart (4/5) to kill him. Now run up the stairs and grab the 
    SMOKE BOMB in the far right corner and then head left into the 
    next room. Cross the little wooden bridge and at the end of the corridor, hug the 
    right wall. Now observe the blue demon ninja who is patrolling the next room. When 
    he turns, Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) Now run into the next room 
    and climb up the ledge to look over into the next room below. There is a Manji Cultist 
    in here so equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and then double jump down to Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #7) Immediately switch blades again to avoid wasting HP. Next, 
    continue around the corners and then hug the right corner to observe the red Demon 
    ninja in the adjoining hallway. As soon as he begins to turn, Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #8) Now move into the next room and crouch at 
    the edge while you observe the Manji Cultist below. When he isn't looking, double 
    jump and hide next to the wall beneath him and equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS. 
    Now simply hang and wait for your opportunity to climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI 
    #9 - WRATH OF HEAVEN unlocked) Switch blades again and now pick up the HEALTH POTION 
    on the little ledge ahead and keep your eye on 
    the red Demon ninja atop the rock platform ahead. Slowly move into a hanging position 
    beneath him and then climb up and Stealth Kill him too. Now jump down onto the little 
    ledge behind him and then jump down onto the watch tower below. There is another Manji 
    Cultist right outside this doorway on the right side so observe him and equip your 
    KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS again to quickly eradicate him. Now simply follow the path 
    and climb up the rock like stairway to the top.   
    
    Once you are in the little trench, roll forward and observe the red Demon ninja ahead. 
    Roll until you are positioned right beneath him and then jump up and Stealth kill 
    him. Now look down the path from here and you'll see a martial artist patrolling ahead. 
    Use your last BLOW GUN dart to kill him and then grab the 2 SMALL HEALTH POTIONS in 
    the trench to your left. Now climb up and walk up to the doors and the screen will 
    fade to black.
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame takes a few steps into the room and then stops. From behind a pillar Tatsumaru 
    steps out and turns to face her. Ayame says to herself: "This is not good." Tatsumaru 
    says to her: "I knew you would come. And now that you have I have no choice. I must 
    kill you." Ayame then says: "Tatsumaru." She then bows her head and solemnly says: 
    "I am on a mission and you will not stand in my way." With this she goes into a battle 
    ready posture 
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: TATSUMARU
    Tatsumaru is a quick and powerful opponent. Do not attack while he is blocking as 
    he will unleash some fierce combos on you and deplete a good amount of your HP. When 
    he attacks, block and then immediately retaliate with a combo of your own. Use any 
    GRENADES, STICKY BOMBS or SMOKE BOMBS to your advantage and his 
    100 HP will drain away eventually and he will die. 
    
    TIP: If you're having trouble with Ayame's fight with Tatsumaru then here's an 
         easy way to knock her old heart throb out easily. Climb on top of one of 
         the many light poles in the area then wait for him to climb up to you. 
         Just as he's about to get up to your level let him have it. Just attack
         once. He'll go flying across the room. Just repeat until his life level is
         0. You won't even get a scratch.
         (Credit: The X Factor)
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A> (Let Rikimaru Fight Onikage)
    Tatsumaru is shown holding his chest as he collapses onto his knees. In the background 
    a wall collapses into a bottomless pit. A blue haze emanates from Tatsumaru as though 
    it were blood. He grunts in pain and then looks up and 
    says: "You have learned much, Ayame." Ayame then replies in a saddened tone: "Oh, 
    Tatsumaru! I thought Tenrai had turned you too." Tatsumaru then waves her away and 
    says: "Forget about me! You have a job to do." Ayame responds: "But I have so much 
    to tell you. I'll be back!" With that she turns and runs out of 
    the room. Tatsumaru then completely collapses and leans against a pillar. He groans 
    in pain and says to himself: "This is not good." He then takes his last breath and 
    dies.
    </CUTSCENE A>
    
    (OR)
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Fight Onikage yourself)
    Tatsumaru is shown holding his chest as he collapses onto his knees. In the background 
    a wall collapses into a bottomless pit. A blue haze emanates from Tatsumaru as though 
    it were blood. He grunts in pain and then looks up and 
    says: "You have learned much, Ayame." Ayame then replies in a saddened tone: "Oh, 
    Tatsumaru! I thought Tenrai had turned you..." Just then Onikage's 
    laughter is heard as he drops down behind Tatsumaru and says to Tatsumaru: "You are 
    pathetic Tatsumaru! " Tatsumaru says: "Onikage!" Onikage continues as he walks toward 
    Ayame: "Stay there and watch me slice this ninja girl into 
    pieces!" Ayame is seen getting into a battle ready posture as Onikage walks towards 
    her. Suddenly Onikage grunts with pain as Tatsumaru drives his sword through Onikage's 
    back and holds him from behind with his arm around his neck.  Onikage looks back at 
    him and says: "What the? You! But you are on my side..." Ayame looks on and says: 
    "Tatsumaru!" Tatsumaru walks backwards with Onikage towards the edge and says: "I'll 
    take care of Onikage! Ayame! You must destroy Tenrai! Go!" Onikage says: "Let go of 
    me!" Tatsumaru replies to him: "We don't belong in this world...I'm taking you back 
    to hell with me! Farewell Ayame!" Onikage says: "No!" Tatsumaru then jumps off the 
    edge with Onikage in tow as he screams.  A bright flash is then seen followed by an 
    explosion below that rocks the room. Ayame then runs over to look down into the pit 
    as she says: "You idiot. You always did have to do things your way..." She then turns 
    and 
    proceeds to walk out of the room. 
    </CUTSCENE B>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 10: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 2)  |
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    Location: TENRAI FORTRESS 
    Kanji Ability: WRATH OF HEAVEN (unless you got it already in the last mission)
    Grandmaster Item: BINDING SPELL
    Gameplay Tips: Beware of martial arts experts. Use all your stealth skills to 
                   your advantage. Bring the Wrath of Heaven to Tenrai. 
    My Tips: Take your time and use your NINJA VISION to scout out the bigger 
             rooms. Bring your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS to kill the Undead that 
             lurk in your path. Look out for bottomless pits. The BLOW GUN can 
             take out foes from afar.
    
    (No Narration or Cutscene)
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as you start, grapple up to the ledge on your right and when the guard is 
    turned climb up and Stealth kill him. (KANJI #1) Now drop down on the other side and 
    make your way to the corner so that you can observe the patrolling martial artist 
    ahead. When he marches away, run across the room and hide in the alcove so that you 
    can observe him from a closer distance. When he turns again, run around and Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #2) Next, head down the hall and at the end crouch and observe the 
    martial artist patrolling above the ledge on the far side of the room. When he isn't 
    looking, roll until you are beneath the wall 
    and then hang and climb up to Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Now turn around and look 
    up. There is a ledge that you can grapple up to from here. Once up here, look over 
    to the other ledge and you'll see a red box containing a SHURIKEN. 
    Now jump back down to the slain martial artist and double jump over the bottomless 
    pit into the next room. Take the right path to find the NINJA 
    REBIRTH Item in the dead end and then return to the bottomless pit spot. Crouch at 
    the top of the incline and wait for the red Demon ninja to appear from the hallway 
    below. As he turns to walk down, run up and Stealth Kill him. 
    (KANJI #4) Now climb up into the opening in the right corner of the room. 
    Follow the path and then hug the right corner to observe the Manji Cultist patrolling 
    the adjacent hallway. Equip your KASUMI AND SHIZUKU SWORDS and when he turns, Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #5) Switch blades again to avoid wasting 
    your HP and slowly move to the next corner and hug the left wall to observe the martial 
    artist who comes really close but cannot see you. As soon as he begins to turn, Stealth 
    Kill him. (KANJI #6) Now head back a little just in case another guard ahead spots 
    him and comes to inspect. When the air settles down, enter the next room and Stealth 
    Kill the martial artist patrolling around the pillars. (KANJI #7) now climb to the 
    tallest pillar and grab the STICKY BOMB that is sitting up here. Next, jump into the 
    doorway ahead.
    
    From here you will be overlooking a bottomless pit with several pillars 
    sticking up. Double jump onto the nearest one and then grapple to the far wall to 
    claim your HEALTH POTION in the corner. Now roll along the wall until you reach the 
    little alcove and then look left. Use a BLOW GUN dart (1/5) to kill the red Demon 
    ninja stationed over there. Now head over to his lifeless body 
    and grab the 3 SHURIKEN that he dropped. Now enter the big doorway on your left and 
    proceed to climb each ledge until you are hanging from the top one. When 
    the martial artist in the background is out of sight, Stealth Kill the blue Demon 
    ninja as he walks to his left. (KANJI #8) Now drop out of sight in the event the martial 
    artist spots the dead ninja. Once the coast is clear, stalk and Stealth Kill this 
    final enemy in the area. (KANJI #9 - WRATH OF HEAVEN unlocked unless previously 
    attained) Now head to the back of the room and pick up the GRENADE behind the stairs. 
    Now head up the stairs and then look up towards your right for the opening to the 
    next room. Grapple up there and from this beautifully decorated room grapple up to 
    yet another opening above you. Once outside, head up the stairs but be careful not 
    to fall through the gap 
    into the bottomless pit below. Continue jumping along the suspended concrete ledges 
    until you see a blue Demon ninja in the area on the far wall. Below him is another 
    HEALTH POTION. Grapple and hang beneath him and then climb up and Stealth kill him. 
    Now run to the far end of his ledge and then grapple over to the next opening next 
    to the big fence. 
    
    While hanging here, observe the red Demon ninja patrolling directly above you and 
    when he turns away, climb up and Stealth Kill him too. Follow the corridor around 
    to a ledge looking down onto a hallway below. Drop down and head around the corners 
    until you come to the doorway on your left. Now hug the left side 
    of the doorway and observe the final enemy guard patrolling in front of 
    Tenrai's chambers. As he begins his walk to the right side of the room, double jump 
    in and Stealth Kill him. Now simply walk up to the door and the screen 
    will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE> 
    Ayame enters Tenrai's chamber and looks around as she says to herself: "What is this 
    place?" Tenrai responds: "Welcome to my fortress." The camera then pans up to show 
    him seated in front of a big red portal. He continues: "I trust you enjoyed the little 
    distractions I created for you?" Ayame replies: "You're Tenrai!?" Tenrai answers: 
    "Ah yes..." Ayame then looks around the room and continues: "Hmmm. So just what kind 
    of demented scheme have you been dreaming 
    up in this rat hole?" Tenrai then says: "You know, I presume, the legend of the Three 
    Jewels? Using the power of the jewels, I will revive Mei-oh, and use him as my slave. 
    With his powers, I shall bring this world to its knees. Brilliant, don't you think?" 
    To this Ayame degradingly replies: "That's about as stupid as it gets. No one can 
    control Mei-oh. Now, just give me the jewels. So I can kill you!" Tenrai laughs at 
    her and says: "Full of spirit and overconfident too. You are just as I thought you'd 
    be. Too bad you have to die." 
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: TENRAI (Part 1)
    Tenrai has 150 HP for you to deal with. He will use a variety of attacks including 
    a shockwave spell that cause the black spikes to come out of the 
    floor or he'll shoot some bluish spikes at you. Both can be avoided by jumping over 
    them. Simply unleash your combos and SOMERSAULT KICKS on him and stab him when he 
    is down. You can also use SMOKE BOMBS and GRENADES but remember that this is only 
    part 1 of the fight. When he dies the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tenrai laughs and says: "Enough, enough. You are a brave opponent, I'll give 
    you that. But are you brave enough for what's coming? Even with only 2 jewels, along 
    with my powers, I will crush you into pieces!" With this Tenrai raises 
    his staff towards the red portal and chants the following: "Bajula il Avilgarma!" 
    With that the 2 jewels are seen rising up from in front of the portal and they fly 
    around the room and then disappear into Tenrai's belly. The surge of this causes Ayame 
    to take a few steps back and say: "What the!?" 
    Tenrai then transforms slightly as his skin becomes green and his eyes big and red 
    like those of a snake. He laughs and rises upright as he now appears to be twice the 
    size he was before. He begins to emit a powerful wind of energy as he says: "Excellent! 
    Excellent!" Ayame then drops to her knees as she becomes paralyzed due to all of the 
    energy that Tenrai is emitting. She says out loud: "What's happening? Can't move..." 
    Just then a bright white light shines from 
    her bosom as she continues: "What's going on?" She reaches in her outfit and takes 
    out a white jewel that looks like a flower. It shines brightly in her 
    hand and emits a ringing sound. Tenrai covers his face with his arm and says: "What? 
    What is that light? He then screams in pain as he collapses to his knees as sparks 
    go off around him amidst the green haze. He says to himself: "My power. It's fading. 
    Impossible!" The jewel glows even brighter in Ayame's hand as she realizes and says: 
    "I can move again. This may be my only chance!" She gets up and goes into a battle 
    ready stance as Tenrai also rises and says: "Impudent wench! I've still got more than 
    enough power to destroy you!"  
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: TENRAI (Part 2)
    This time Tenrai will have 200 HP and be much more aggressive. If he catches 
    you up close he will lift you up and bite your neck which takes quite a bit a 
    HP away. Simply block and then retaliate and always stab him when he is down. Use 
    any remaining weapons to cut him down to size. Also keep an eye on your HP and run 
    to a safe corner to down a HEALTH POTION if needed. When he dies the screen will again 
    fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A> (Let Rikimaru fight Onikage)
    Tenrai stands defeated as he says to himself: "It can't be. Not me. Not like this. 
    I can not die...You think you have won. But I will see this world destroyed before 
    I lose to a ninja girl!" With this he calls out: "Mei-oh! I summon thee!" Tenrai now 
    is levitated into the air and swallowed up by the red portal on the wall as he continues: 
    "Let my soul nourish you!" He laughs as he disappears and the portal turns blue. Ayame 
    is then shown crouched on one knee as she says to herself: "Mei-oh!" The portal is 
    then again shown as it flashes and sparks and the music from Tenchu 1 is briefly heard. 
    Ayame then says to herself as she unsuccessfully tries to get to her feet: "Okay, 
    this is not good." Just then two figures drop down before her. She looks up and says: 
    "Rikimaru! And..." Tatsumaru is shown standing next to Rikimaru with a bow of 
    explosives on his shoulder. He says to Rikimaru: "Rikimaru, get Ayame out of here. 
    Rikimaru then says: "I'll take care of this." Tatsumaru then replies: 
    "Let me do this one good deed..." Rikimaru nods and replies: "Alright. Go!" He runs 
    over to Ayame and asks her: "Can you walk?" He tries helps her to her feet and says: 
    "Come on, Ayame, let's go." Ayame looks over at Tatsumaru and says: "Tatsu..." 
    Tatsumaru looks back at them and says: "What are you doing!? Get out of here, now!" 
    Ayame then pulls herself free from the assistance of Rikimaru 
    and says: "Let's go Rikimaru!" They both then run out of the room. Tatsumaru watches 
    as they leave and then turns and begins to walk towards the portal as 
    he says: "It's about time." He next lights a Grenade and says: "Okay. Master 
    Shiunsai...I strayed from the path...Give me the strength to atone for my actions..." 
    With this he runs in slow motion towards the portal with the 
    grenade in one hand and the box of explosives still on his shoulder. He says: "I'm 
    coming back...Wait for me...Kagami!" A bright white flash engulfs the screen and then 
    it fades to black.
    </CUTSCENE A>
    
    (OR)
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Fight Onikage yourself)
    Tenrai stands defeated as he says: "It can't be. Not me. I can't die. Not like this. 
    With that he screams in pain and disintegrates into nothingness. Ayame then says: 
    "I guess that's payback for all the souls you've destroyed." Just then the walls starts 
    crumbling and begin to collapse. Ayame then says: "Time 
    to get out of this dump." She then runs out as the screen momentarily flashes white 
    and then fades to black.
    </CUTSCENE B>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE A> (Let Rikimaru fight Onikage)
    Birds are heard chirping as the camera pans up the side of a wooden house on a beautiful 
    day. Ayame is seen seated on the roof. She hears Tatsumaru's voice talking to her 
    from within saying: "Ayame. Long ago, the gods created the 
    Jewels of Heaven and Earth to help people maintain order and peace." Ayame 
    takes out the Flower jewel again and looks at it in her hand. The voice continues: 
    "But the gods understood man's fallability, and so created a third stone to protect 
    the world from those who would abuse the power given to them 
    by the Jewels of Heaven and Earth. That third stone was the Jewel of Virtue. 
    The bells entrusted to you and Princess Kiku were created by that same Jewel of 
    Virtue." Ayame holds the flower to her chest and looks up to the heavens as the sun 
    glimmers in the background. She says out loud: "Tatsu..." Just then she hears: 
    "Ayame!" She looks down at Princess Kiku below who is waving up at her. Ayame waves 
    back and then a cane is shown as a man enters the area. Princess Kiku stops waving 
    and turns around slowly. The camera then pans around to show Lord Gohda and counsel 
    Sekiya hobbling towards her. Ayame drops down from the roof and the four of them meet 
    as the camera turns towards the sky and then fades to black.
    <CUTSCENE A>
    
    (OR)
    
    <CUTSCENE B> (Fight Onikage yourself)
    A beautiful blue sky is shown as Ayame arrives outside of Tenrai's Fortress and looks 
    down a ledge. She is suddenly startled and turns around as Onikage tries to stab her. 
    He screams: "Die wench!" Just then a sword is seen and Onikage is stabbed from behind. 
    He grunts in pain and then disintegrates into thin air revealing Rikimaru behind him. 
    Rikimaru then says: "You better stay dead this time, Onikage!" Ayame looks at him 
    while on one knee and says: "Rikimaru." Rikimaru then explains: "Those bells you and 
    Kiku have...They were made from 
    the Jewel of Virtue. This jewel has the power to negate the tremendous potency of 
    the Jewels of Heaven and Earth should their power be abused." Ayame then takes out 
    the flower jewel again and looks at it as it's ring is heard again. Rikimaru continues: 
    "lord Gohda kept the power of the bells a secret. Come on, let's go home." With that 
    he stretches out his hand to Ayame who looks at him briefly and then gets up on her 
    own and says: "Okay. Let's go!" She then begins to run as Rikimaru still stands there 
    holding out his hand. He then looks at 
    his hand as if to say: "I've been dissed again". Then he also turns and runs 
    out of the area. The camera then pans up into the beautiful blue sky and fades to 
    black.
    </CUTSCENE B>
    
    
    
    (((CREDITS)))
    
    
    
    <End of Ayame's Missions>
    
    
    
    
    
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    Now that you have successfully completed both Rikimaru's and Ayame's missions, Tesshu 
    will become a selectable character. This section serves as his walkthrough. NOTE: 
    Tesshu has only 6 missions. 
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 1: ASSASSINATE NASU AND ECHIGOYA  |
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    Location: ECHIGOYAS ESTATE
    Master of Assassins Item: SUPER NEEDLE
    Gameplay Tips: Avoid the front gate. Both Nasu and Echigoya must be killed. 
                   Beware a shadow is after Nasu.
    My Tips: Get acquainted with Tesshu's moves and combos. Stalk your victims and 
             take them out quietly. Use stealth in the house. Orange bars on your 
             map represent stairwells.  
    
    <NARRATOR>
    When the law fails to serve justice, one can buy justice. Underground groups offer 
    assassinations at reasonable prices, but they only take on missions that they agree 
    will serve justice.
    
    This is the story of Tesshu Fujioka, a doctor by day, a hired assassin by 
    night.
    
    It was a warm spring evening when Tesshu is ordered to murder Nasu and 
    Echigoya. Both were guilty of kidnapping village girls and selling them as slaves 
    to neighboring states. The families of the daughters feel that the officials won't 
    punish Nasu because he was a high-ranking statesman. Both Nasu and Echigoya must be 
    killed, not just one of them.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you first begin, grapple up onto the perimeter wall in front of you and then 
    roll to the Southwest corner where the 2 guards are. Drop down and Stealth Kill the 
    patrolling guard when he walks out of sight of the stationed guard at the front gate. 
    Now hug the corner and observe the guard stationed in front of the main gate. When 
    you are ready, run around and Stealth Kill him too. Now grapple back onto the perimeter 
    wall and observe the scene inside of the courtyard. There is a guard stationed in 
    front of the L-shaped house and an archer stationed in the corner of the second 
    building. Roll along the top until you can jump onto the roof of the L-Shaped house. 
    Now head to the inner corner of the L-Shaped house and look at the guard patrolling 
    in the area right below you. There is also a guard who appears from the far side behind 
    the wall. Use a BLOW GUN dart to kill this guard and then wait for the archer on your 
    left to run over and inspect. As soon as he calms down, drop down and Stealth Kill 
    him and immediately return onto the roof. Now wait for the far guard to come back 
    into view and go on alert after spotting the dead bodies. As soon as he returns to 
    "<?>" mode, drop down and Stealth Kill him too. Now roll over into the 
    alcove between the perimeter wall and the rock slope to grab the red box with the 
    5 THROWING NEEDLES inside. Next grapple up to the ledge above so that you are hanging 
    and now observe the guard stationed atop the lookout point ahead. Climb up while his 
    back is turned and hug the left wall as you slide up the slope. When he turns again, 
    run up and Stealth Kill him. Now look down over the edge at the patrolling guard below 
    you. Drop down and Stealth Kill him too and then enter into the hallway by walking 
    through the wooden gate. (NOTE: There is a SMALL HEALTH POTION where the Ronin's 
    partied in both Riki and Ayame's mission)
    
    Once you enter through the gate into the inner hallway, hug the right wall and look 
    around the first corner. There is a guard who will come around the corner and halfway 
    up the adjacent hallway. When he turns, run up and Stealth Kill 
    him. Now continue along the unguarded corridor until you drop down to the lower level. 
    Go around the corner and now hug the left corner to observe the patrolling guard on 
    the ledge ahead. When his back is turned, run up and hang from the ledger and wait 
    for the next opportunity to climb up and Stealth Kill him. Now continue slowly around 
    the next corner and then lean up against the left wall and observe the stationed guard 
    in the last room. (He is on the 
    inside corner) When he turns to his left, Stealth Kill him. There is a GRENADE in 
    the ditch behind him. Now jump onto the boxes in the corner and then grapple up onto 
    the wooden ledge above you and then up through the opening in the ceiling to the next 
    courtyard.
    
    Hanging from this opening in the ground you will notice 2 guards. One is guarding 
    the gate on the far side and another is patrolling alongside the 
    little houses ahead. Observe the pattern of the patrolling guard and when he turns 
    to walk away, climb up and run after him for a Stealth Kill and then immediately grapple 
    up onto the roof. Once on the roof, head the middle where all four buildings meet. 
    There is a guard patrolling in this pathway so jump down and Stealth Kill him and 
    then get back onto the roof. Now head towards the Northern edge where you can overlook 
    the little garden below. There is a sleeping guard on the carpet in there so drop 
    down and use "R1" to approach him and then press "Square" for a Stealth Kill. Grab 
    the HEALTH POTION on the bench behind him and now head east towards the little dividing 
    wall and jump onto it and then onto the roof of the main house. Now head to the southern 
    tip and then look down. There are 2 guards guarding the entrance to the main house 
    below. 
    The best way to take them out undetected is by dropping down to the little 
    ledge above them in the Southeast corner. If you time it right you can Stealth Kill 
    the first guard and then simply continue around the lamps to Stealth Kill the second 
    guard as well. After they are dead, walk towards the front door and the interior of 
    the house will load. (NOTE: The little houses contain money if you feel like collecting 
    some cash)
    
    Once inside go through the wooden sliding door right in front of you and then 
    immediately turn left and enter the adjacent brown sliding door next to the one you 
    just came through. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu is shown pressed up against the side of the doorway as Tokubei Echigoya walks 
    by inside the room. Tesshu then rolls into the room behind Echigoya who 
    is unaware of his presence. Tesshu stands up and says: "Hey, Echigoya." Tesshu then 
    grabs him and knocks him to the floor. Next he holds his head with one 
    hand as he drives the other into his upper back, killing him. As Echigoya dies, Tesshu 
    adds: "Give my regards to your father." He then turns and asks: "Where 
    is Nasu?" A comrade from his Muzen organization then appears from behind a screen 
    and replies: "We think he is in the main house." Tesshu responds: "Got it. Tell the 
    boss I will be done within the hour."  His Muzen comrade then 
    says: "Understood."
    </Cutscene> 
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Pick up the GOLDEN KEY next to Echigoya's lifeless body and exit back out of 
    the room and head right. Head through the sliding door next to the big Demon Mask 
    and now hug the left wall and peek into the next room at the patrolling guard in there. 
    When he turns to walk away, run in and Stealth Kill him. Now head through the sliding 
    door with the nature scenery painted on it and 
    continue into the long hallway. Use your GOLDEN KEY to open the lock on the first 
    sliding door on your left and then enter it and drop down onto the ledge below. Now 
    observe the sleeping guard in this room. Drop down and Stealth Kill him. There is 
    a cat here too but he won't alert anyone so don't worry about alerting him. (Alerting 
    the cat will not count as being spotted) Head to the 
    far side of the room and head up the ledge and through the sliding door up there. 
    Now run through the room where you battled Tajima while playing as Rikimaru and head 
    through the sliding door at the end. Head up the stairs and through the sliding door 
    there and now hug the left wall and peek around at the patrolling guard in the hallway. 
    When he turns, dash in and Stealth kill him. Continue down this hallway and you'll 
    come to 2 sliding doors at the end. The one on the left has a sleeping guard inside 
    if you desire another victim and when ready, enter the one on the right side into 
    the next hallway. Avoid the 
    cat by rolling alongside him and then continue through the crawlspace into the next 
    portion of the room. At the far end is a chest that you can jump on and then from 
    there, grapple up onto the ledge above.
    
    Now head through the sliding door into the next room and now hug the right wall and 
    observe the stationed guard in the alcove here. Wait till he turns as far 
    to his left as possible and then charge in to Stealth Kill him. Now continue through 
    the sliding door at the end of this room and follow the unguarded corridors to the 
    end. Go through the sliding door there and you'll see a guard patrolling in the room 
    below you here. When the opportunity presents itself, jump down and Stealth Kill him. 
    Now simply go through the sliding door at the far side and then drop down between 
    the rafters and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu notices a dead samurai on the floor in the room. As he bends over to examine 
    the body he hears voices in the next room. Nasu is heard saying: "Hmmm. What?!" With 
    this Tesshu presses himself against the screen door to listen in while remaining 
    undetected. Rikimaru is then heard saying: "Then you sell the girls into slavery and 
    grow rich from your disgusting trade!" Nasu replies: 
    "How did you get here?" Slashing is then heard and Nasu can be seen falling 
    dead to the ground from Tesshu's point of view. Tesshu says: "What the?" He 
    runs into the room where Nasu lies dead and opens the screen door to see who killed 
    Nasu. He sees Rikimaru framed in the moonlight on top of the perimeter wall outside 
    looking back at him. Rikimaru then disappears out of sight. Tesshu then says: "Damn 
    it. Who was that?" Zennosuke makes his entrance holding a lantern and replies: "One 
    of Ghoda's ninjas, my friend." Tesshu asks: "You've been watching boss?" Zennosuke 
    Otou is briefly pictured while the following 
    text is narrated: His mild manner appearance conceals his true identity, leader of 
    the underground organization Muzen that employs Tesshu. Tesshu then says to his boss: 
    "Well, you saw it. Now we won't be able to collect for this 
    contract." Zennosuke crouches next to Nasu and examines his lifeless body. He replies 
    to Tesshu: "Never mind that ninja Tesshu. Don't ever cross swords with the Azuma." 
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 2: TEACH RIKIMARU A LESSON  |
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    Location: GHODA CASTLE
    Master of Assassins Item: KUMIHIMO
    Gameplay Tips: Stay in the shadows and trust your Ki. Rikimaru is far inside 
                   the castle. Stay hidden, do not alert the guards.
    My Tips: Use your superior skills to dispatch all enemies in your path. Move 
             slowly and peek around corners. Orange bars on your map represent 
             stairwells. Leaning next to sliding doors opens them without the risk 
             of you being spotted.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Nasu was killed by another assassin. This truly bothered Tesshu. He doesn't sleep 
    well that night. Tesshu's curiosity about Gohda's Ninja's escalated because Zennosuke 
    kept telling him to forget about it. He says that crossing swords with the Azuma is 
    the same as suicide. But Tesshu is still angry that he couldn't collect his fee because 
    Rikimaru got to his target first. 
    
    Ignoring Zennosuke's advice, Tesshu sneaks into Gohda's Castle to find Rikimaru and 
    prove to himself that he is the better assassin.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    You start out in a crawlspace looking out into a little courtyard. Turn around and 
    head to the opposite end of the crawlspace and exit on that side. Grab the GRENADE 
    on the balcony and then hug the opposite wall right next to the sliding door to open 
    it without being spotted by the guard inside. Observe his pattern and when read, jump 
    in and Stealth Kill him. Now head up the stairs and keep an eye on your Ki meter. 
    When it starts to decrease, run through the sliding door into the room there. Now 
    hug the wall next to the other sliding door and 
    observe the archer in the hallway. As he turns, run out and Stealth Kill him. Now 
    crouch and make your way to the next doorway and look at the stationed 
    guard inside. When he turns, rush in and Stealth Kill him too. Now continue through 
    the next doorway and then head down the staircase in the next room. 
    Once below hug the wall ahead and slide until you can peek around the corner at the 
    guard in this hallway. When he turns around, Stealth Kill him. Exit back 
    out into the hallway and hug the wall to peek around the next corner. Observe the 
    guard in the far room at the end of the hallway and when he starts to walk away, run 
    in and Stealth Kill him. Grab the SMALL HEALTH POTION and EGG and 
    then continue to the far end and crouch in the opened door to observe the guard 
    stationed in the far right corner. When he turns, run in and Stealth Kill him. Now 
    head up the stairs.
    
    Hug the side of the door up top to observe the guard in the next room. He makes a 
    stutter step so wait until he commits to his walk before running in to 
    Stealth Kill him. Grab the EGG in this room and now continue on to the next sliding 
    door and hug it as well. This is by far the hardest guard to Stealth Kill as his turning 
    pattern is hard to predict but when you feel you have an opening, charge in and Stealth 
    Kill him. Now hug the wall and peek into the adjoining room and watch the stationed 
    guard at the far end. When he turns, run in and Stealth Kill him. Now go through the 
    next sliding door and immediately hug the left side of the doorway to observe the 
    guard in the hallway here. When he turns, Stealth Kill him. Now peek around the next 
    corner and when the coast is clear, run and hug the left wall there to peek down the 
    next hallway and the next guard. As he turns, Stealth Kill him. Now be careful as 
    the guard in the next room will probably spot his fallen comrade and run over to inspect. 
    When 
    he calms down, introduce him to the afterlife and then simply continue into the last 
    room and head down the stairs into the lavish area below. Walk into the main door 
    and the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu looks around the corner and immediately flinches back as 2 throwing knives 
    hit the edge. Rikimaru is shown and says: "You shall not pass through this room." 
    Tesshu comes out from behind the corner and responds: "Suits me fine. I came here 
    for you ninja."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: RIKIMARU
    Rikimaru uses his regular combo attacks and leg sweeps against you so block and counter 
    strike his offense. Use a SMOKE BOMB for a guaranteed opening and also hit him while 
    he is down. He only has 100 HP and once you have depleted half of it the fight will 
    end. 
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu and Rikimaru are shown fighting and then suddenly they stop as 
    Rikimaru's blade is at Tesshu's throat and Tesshu's needle is at Rikimaru's throat. 
    Tesshu says: Why did you stop?" Rikimaru responds: "To light a candle 
    is to cast a shadow. You stopped first." Tesshu then says: "I wasn't trying to kill 
    you..I just wanted to prove a point. But if we meet again, one of us will die." With 
    that he departs.
    </CUTSCENE>
     
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 3: RENDEZVOUS WITH SENKICHI BY THE WATERFALLS |
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    Location: BUDDHA TEMPLE
    Master of Assassins Item: MAGAZINE
    Gameplay Tips: To fall is to die, do not fall. Beware the cultists are strong. 
                   Make a path safe, there is no safe path.
    My Tips: The Boss Battle comes first - Come prepared. Beware of pitfalls along 
             the way. Kill all enemies in your way. Head to the lowest point on the 
             stage to complete it. 
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Six months after Tesshu's failure to kill Nasu, he takes on a new mission. He's hired 
    to kill Ganda, the head of a new religious cult that has taken over the Buddha Temple 
    on the border of Gohda's realm. Ganda was guilty for taking part in the plan to sell 
    village girls to neighboring states as slaves, but he escaped justice because of his 
    religious profession.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: GANDA
    Ganda is a tough boss since he uses that big staff to hit you from long range. Use 
    SMOKE BOMBS to give you openings and if you got the KUMIHIMO Item from the last mission, 
    then try one on him for a nice bit of damage. Otherwise try to block his volleys and 
    then counter with your own and avoid getting caught by 
    him on the inside as he will punish you greatly by slamming you into the 
    ground. Run around and attack and his 200 HP will dwindle to zero eventually 
    and he will die.
    
    
    <STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu is shown standing over Ganda's lifeless body as the following text is narrated: 
    Tesshu kills Ganda and he must now rendezvous with Senkichi by the waterfall at the 
    bottom of the Buddha Temple.
    </STILL FRAME CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As you gain control you will find yourself atop scaffolding by the Buddha Statue's 
    head. Jump over to the suspended plank on your left and then double jump over into 
    the opening to the room there. Crouch on the left side of the doorway and observe 
    the guard patrolling in this hallway. When he turns, 
    Stealth Kill him. Continue on to the end here and drop down and double jump 
    into the sealed doorway and the exterior section will briefly load.
    
    You will find yourself on a ledge overlooking a guard below and there is a bear on 
    the far end of the balcony. Observe the guards pattern and then drop down 
    and Stealth kill him. If you want to you can Stealth Kill the bear too. (The KUMIHIMO 
    Item looks cool on him) now return to the fallen guard and drop down through the opening 
    there into the area below. Continue down the narrow passageway and then drop down 
    to the room below. Grab the HEALTH POTION and 
    then proceed through the crawlspace but do not exit out on the other side just yet. 
    First observe the guard who is patrolling and wait for him to turn before exiting 
    and Stealth Killing him. Now follow the corridor until you come to the bottomless 
    pit at the end here. Grapple up to the ledge on the left side 
    between the pillars and climb up. If you want to you can crouch along the pillars 
    to grab the money on the far side. Now head back and grapple up to the barrier and 
    climb into the room up there. Drop down and immediately hug the 
    left wall to observe the guard in the adjacent room. When he turns, Stealth 
    Kill him. Now grapple up to the ledge at the far side and then hug the right wall 
    to observe the guard in the next hallway outside.
    
    When he turns to walk away, run up and Stealth Kill him too. Now head to the 
    end and head left and look down at the BLOW GUN toting guard stationed below. Use 
    a BLOW GUN dart on him or simply time it so that you can drop down and crouch next 
    to a pillar and then Stealth Kill him. Now go onto that broken bridge in front of 
    the killed guard and then either grapple or double jump into the dark doorway on the 
    right side of the bottomless pit here. There is a guard in this hallway so as soon 
    as you land, retreat to the opening and hug the 
    right wall to observe him without being spotted. When he turns, Stealth Kill 
    him and continue on. Drop down to the opening below and as soon as you exit the screen 
    will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu steps outside and says: "Where is he?" Just then he avoids a throwing knife 
    and tries to run but comes face to face with several surrounding swordsman. A voice 
    says: "Well, well. What have we here?" Tesshu looks up and says: "What?...Jinnai." 
    Jinnai replies: "You're coming with us, we need to talk." With that Tesshu is knocked 
    unconscious and the screen fades to black.
    </CUTSCENE>  
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 4: ESCAPE FROM THE LIMESTONE CAVERN |
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    Location: LIMESTONE CAVERN
    Master of Assassins Item: FIRE ARROW
    Gameplay Tips: Recover your equipment first. Watch your step, beware of 
                   pitfalls. Stay in the shadows and use the Ki meter.
    My Tips: Observe your enemies patterns before moving in for the kill. Use "R1" 
             in the watery areas. Get the key before going through the entire 
             level. Bring some BLOW GUN darts. Lastly, the less Items you choose,
             the less you need to retrieve during the mission. (This walkthrough is
             based on bringing 4 different Items)
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    For Tesshu is very surprised to see Jinnai, a former member of Muzen, the same 
    underground organization that Tesshu belonged to. When Tesshu awoke, he was in 
    a prison cell. All of his tools for his midnight job have been confiscated. Tesshu 
    must get his tools and escape.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu is locked in a cage while Jinnai is on the other side looking at him Tesshu, 
    who is crouched, demands: "Let me out of here! Jinnai kneels down and says: "Yes, 
    Of Course. If you take a job for me." Tesshu says: "Job. What job?" To this Jinnai 
    replies: "Terminate Zennosuke." Tesshu then says bewildered: 
    "The boss?" Jinnai says: "Well, what do you say?" Tesshu replies: "You know I can't 
    do that." Jinnai then says: "Fine. Then you can stay in there until you rot." With 
    that Jinnai walks away as Tesshu yells out: "You bastard. Let me out of here! Hey!" 
    Tesshu then sits and thinks for a moment and then laughs to himself and says: "Jinnai 
    always was sloppy." He then reaches over his shoulder and pulls a needle from his 
    collar. With it he picks the lock of the cell and the door swings open. Tesshu then 
    says: "Ahh. Back in business. No sense in sticking around. Now lets see what they've 
    done with my tools." With that he rolls out of the cell behind a wall and looks at 
    the unsuspecting guard who is stationed next to his cell.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
     
    WALKTHROUGH:
    You start out in the alcove across from the cell you were locked in. There is a guard 
    stationed to your left. You can try running out to Stealth Kill him or 
    use my method which is grappling up right next to him and Stealth Killing him while 
    you drop down next to him. Now head along the unguarded corridor to the ledge which 
    looks down below. Drop down and quickly run right and hug the right side of the doorway 
    down there. 
    
    There is a ninja in this hallway and a red box in the cell on the left. Stealth Kill 
    the ninja when he turns and go grab the red box containing one of your selected Items. 
    Now slowly head down the next corridor and notice the barrels blocking the crawlspace 
    on your left. Don't break them yet. First hug the right wall at the end and observe 
    the guard who is patrolling down there. When he turns, quickly dash out and Stealth 
    kill him. Now go into the two cells in the back corner and retrieve the red boxes 
    and the GOLDEN KEY. Now head back down the hallway and use "R1" to stealthily sneak 
    up to the sleeping guard and then Stealth Kill him. Now go break the barrels and crawl 
    through the crawlspace. Grab the red box and crawl back out through the crawlspace 
    again. Now head past the sleeping guard that you already killed and hug the left corner 
    to observe the patrolling guard in this hallway. When he begins to walk away, run 
    in and Stealth Kill him. Now run into the little hallway on the left before the stairs 
    and use hug the wall to observe the ninja patrolling in the room above the stairs. 
    As soon as he begins to walk to the far side, run up and Stealth Kill him. Now grab 
    the HEALTH POTION and proceed to the edge on the far side.
    
    From up here you can see a ninja patrolling in the hallway below. When he 
    turns, jump down and hug the right side of the entrance. (He cannot see you through 
    the crack in the doorframe) As soon as he turns around, Stealth Kill 
    him and then hug the right wall and slide to the corner to observe another 
    guard right there. Stealth Kill him too. Now head to the opening to the next area 
    which is saturated with water and decked with wooden planks. (Use "R1" in water)
    
    Drop down onto the plank below and crouch. You will see a ninja patrolling up ahead. 
    Also look to your left to see another red box over on the dry patch there. Roll ahead 
    to the next pillar and when the ninja walks away crouch out from behind it and take 
    him out with a BLOW GUN dart. (You need to really be 
    out from behind the pillar to avoid the dart from hitting an invisible wall) 
    Now roll along the plank heading into the middle of the room and then roll over to 
    the red box I pointed out earlier. Grab the 2 HEALTH POTIONS inside. (If a guard is 
    alerted immediately use your MIMIC ability to calm him) Now roll back to where you 
    started from in this room and then roll along the plank all the wall to the far side. 
    Roll along the perimeter of the room and you'll notice a guard way up ahead in the 
    far room. When he turns to walk away, keep rolling forward until you fall into the 
    watery ditch right below him. (Land with "R1") now grapple and hang from the ledge 
    and when he turns again, climb up and Stealth Kill him. Now roll around the corner 
    and observe the ninja patrolling under the suspended walkway. When the coast is clear, 
    roll into the watery 
    ditch that divides the room and then grapple and hang from the ledge there waiting 
    for him to return. When he turns, climb up and Stealth Kill him. Now grapple up onto 
    the walkway above and grab the SMOKE BOMB. There is one ninja left patrolling below 
    you in the big room. If you want to, use a BLOW GUN dart to end his lonely misery 
    and then head into the corridor on the other side of the walkway. 
    
    Once inside the corridor, immediately hug the right wall and slowly slide along the 
    wall until you can spot the ninja patrolling above the incline. When he turns to walk 
    out of sight, run up and Stealth Kill him. Now run through the unguarded corridor 
    until you reach the huge room at the end and then crouch. There is one last guard 
    patrolling in the water below. Use a BLOW GUN dart to kill him. Now simply grapple 
    up onto the wall in the far corner so that you 
    will land on the ledge and then enter the doorway inside. <Fade to Black>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 5: GO TO THE HOUSE IN THE CEMETARY  |
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    Location: CEMETERY
    Master of Assassins Item: DIGUISE
    Gameplay Tips: Use haste, Senkichi needs you. Jinnai is after Senkichi. Beware 
                   of Jinnai's men.
    My Tips: Observe your enemies before attacking them. Peek around corners to 
             avoid running into patrolling guards. Use "R1" when moving through the 
             Blood Room. Kill everyone in your path. There are no undead creatures 
             to worry about. BLOW GUN darts are useful.
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    A cold shiver went down Tesshu's spine. It was intuition, a gut feeling that something 
    truly bad was about to happen. Tesshu hated himself for feeling these things in advance. 
    He must hurry to the hut in the Cemetery, because Senkichi 
    is waiting there to handle his payment for his services.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    When you start creep forward and then crouch and head left along the upper 
    ledge here until you see the red Demon ninja patrolling in the area below. When he 
    turns, jump down and Stealth kill him. Now head forward while crouching and peek over 
    the next ledge. There are two guards patrolling in the area below. When the nearest 
    one begins to walk up the slope, jump down and Stealth Kill him. Now run back up to 
    where you were and stay out of the other guard's sight. When he walks away, head to 
    the ledge below that overlooks him and the doorway. Now simply wait until he turns 
    to walk away from here and then jump down and Stealth Kill him and enter the doorway 
    into the next area.
    
    Once inside the hallway, hug the right wall and peek around the corner to observe 
    the guard patrolling in the hallway here. When he turns, Stealth Kill him. Continue 
    down the hallway and when it turns left, hug the left wall and observe the archer 
    patrolling in and out of sight. As he turns to walk away, 
    run up and Stealth Kill him. Now continue through the unguarded corridor until you 
    arrive at the ledge overlooking the Blood Room. There is a green Demon 
    ninja patrolling below. Either use a BLOW GUN dart or jump down and Stealth 
    Kill him. (Use "R1" when landing in blood) Now head around the left side using "R1" 
    and then grapple up to the opening above at the end there. Hang from here and observe 
    the red Demon ninja patrolling in here. As soon as he turns to walk away, climb up 
    and Stealth Kill him. 
    
    Continue around the corner and turn left rather than heading down the long hallway. 
    You will come to a ledge overlooking a red box across the room. Remain crouched and 
    wait for the guard to walk into this room and out of the hallway
    and then drop down and Stealth kill him. Now Grab the HEALTH POTION in the red box 
    and then hug the left wall to observe the red Demon ninja patrolling in the next room. 
    As soon as he turns to walk out of sight, run up and Stealth kill him. Now climb up 
    the ledge behind him and enter the hallway there. Hug the 
    left wall at the corner and observe another guard patrolling the next hallway. As 
    he turns to walk away, run up and Stealth Kill him. Grab the SMOKE BOMB 
    ahead of him and then head down the corridor and hug the right corner to 
    observe the red Demon ninja guarding the doorway that leads outside. As he turns, 
    Stealth kill him. Now head outside.
    
    Jump over the fence right next to the doorway and crouch. Now creep towards the edge 
    to observe the guard below. There is also a red Demon ninja ahead and a green one 
    across on the other ledge. Use a BLOW GUN dart to kill the guard below. Remain crouched 
    and wait for the red Demon ninja to come and inspect. When he walks away, double jump 
    toward your left into the area below and then grapple up to the highest ledge and 
    climb up. Remain crouched and observe the green Demon ninja right below you here. 
    When he turns, jump down and Stealth Kill him and again immediately crouch to avoid 
    being spotted by the same red Demon ninja who you alerted before. Let him be as there 
    are hands that come out from the ground where he is and instead enter the doorway.
    
    Once inside, immediately hug the left wall and observe the guard in the next hallway 
    here. He will walk right around the corner to you so quickly attack him as he approaches 
    your corner and you will get a Frontal Stealth Kill. Now continue along through the 
    unguarded corridor and then hug the right wall at 
    the end so you can look down into the room below at the patrolling guard in there. 
    As he turns, jump down and Stealth Kill him. Now grapple up on the opposite side and 
    grab the HEALTH POTION. Now continue along the unguarded corners until you arrive 
    at a dead end. There is an opening above you on the left side. Jump up and you'll 
    see the doorway leading outside. Hug the right wall and observe the scene outside 
    in the courtyard.
    
    There are three enemies out here. Use a BLOW GUN dart to kill the red Demon ninja 
    first. Then head back into the hallway and wait until the other two calm down again. 
    Now hug the wall again and wait for the one guard to walk all the way to the upper 
    corner. As he turns, run over and Stealth Kill him. Crouch immediately thereafter 
    to avoid being spotted and if need be, run back to the hallway again. Now take your 
    time to stalk and Stealth Kill this last guard 
    and then enter the hallway below.
    
    Head through the unguarded hallway until you come to the ledge. Hug the right wall 
    and look around into the room. There is a red Demon ninja that will come into the 
    room and double jump across to the opposite ledge. Then he'll double jump back again 
    and walk out. When he walks out of the room, drop down and immediately climb up on 
    the ledge on your side of the room. Now go to the 
    corner and as he begins to walk toward you, jump and Stealth Kill him before he realizes 
    that it is you. Now simply continue through the unguarded remainder of the hallway 
    until the screen fades to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Senkichi is shown running scared. He runs right towards Jinnai and then as he sees 
    him says: "Damn it" and turns away. He is immediately slashed by Jinnai's twin brother 
    as he turns and collapses dead on the ground.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Grapple up through the well opening above and walk up the incline towards the hut 
    in the center of the area. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
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    | MISSION 6: RETURN TO ZENNOSUKE  |
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    Location: RONIN VILLAGE
    Master of Assassins Item: BAMBOO GUN (Not BLOW GUN)
    Gameplay Tips: Go to the red house by the gate. Do not show mercy to Jinnai's 
                   men. Crawl into holes using stealth. 
    My Tips: Stalk your enemies patiently and eradicate all rooftop guards. Use 
             your surroundings to your advantage. Use "R1" when moving through
             water. Come prepared for two difficult battles at the end. BLOW GUN
             darts are again nigh on the recommended list. Bring GRENADES and SMOKE
             BOMBS. 
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    Senkichi was dead. Tesshu knew that it had to be Jinnai, because Jinnai was the only 
    one who knew about the secret handoff point for payment. Zennosuke would know what 
    to do. Tesshu rushes to the Ronin Village to meet with Zennosuke. The town was infested 
    with Jinnai's men.
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as you begin jump on to Zennosuke's roof which is immediately on your left. 
    Crouch and move to the other side slowly and observe the ninja on the 
    roof next door. As soon as he drops down to the lower roof, double jump over 
    and Stealth Kill him. Now jump onto the Zennosuke's roof again and look at the ninja 
    in the alleyway between you and your first victim. Time him and then jump down and 
    Stealth Kill him. Now once again jump onto Zennosuke's roof and move 
    to the front side and look down at the guard below who is stationed in front of his 
    door. Drop down and Stealth Kill him and then enter the front door. <Fade 
    To Black> 
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A moth is shown on the door inside the red house. Tesshu opens the door and walks 
    inside. Zennosuke is seated in the middle of the room as Tesshu says: "Boss." Zennosuke 
    responds: "Ah. Tesshu. I have a job for you. If you are willing. There is no client. 
    You would be working for me." Tesshu then says: "You want me to take out Jinnai. Right?" 
    Zennosuke then says: "He and his thugs are trying to destroy this city. They said 
    I was in their way and tried to kill me." Tesshu asks: "Were you hurt?" To this 
    Zennosuke replies: "Tesshu, don't be stupid. I am Zennosuke Otou. I would never be 
    injured by common criminals." 
    With that he lays down his payment for the job. Tesshu picks up the stacks of gold 
    coins and says: "Sorry, it was a stupid question." Zennosuke then continues: "This 
    will be the last job Tesshu. I'll be... retiring." Tesshu then replies: "I understand. 
    I was thinking of moving on myself." Zennosuke says: "Good. Very well then." Tesshu 
    adds: "So long boss..." Tesshu then walks out of the house and the camera focuses 
    back on Zennosuke who says: "Take care of yourself Tesshu." He then bends forward 
    as a large knife is seen sticking out 
    of his back. He dies and blood is seen soaking the floor in front of him.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    As you regain control immediately crouch. Up ahead you will see a ninja on a rooftop 
    and a guard atop the slope towards the left corner. Roll to your left and grapple 
    onto the roof of that tall white house there. Now move to the edge while crouching 
    and use a BLOW GUN dart to eliminate the ninja on the roof. A female guard on the 
    adjacent roof will go to inspect. In the meantime, drop 
    down onto the guard right below you and Stealth kill him. Now wait for the female 
    guard to return to her roof and then crouch and roll over until you are right beneath 
    her. Then jump and hang from the ledge and when she turns, climb up and Stealth Kill 
    her. There is one more guard in the Northeast corner and a HEALTH POTION which you 
    should grab before moving on. (There is also a red box in the watery room across from 
    Zennosuke'' house which contains 3 more HEALTH POTIONS) Now continue to the gate in 
    the Northwest corner and the screen will fade to black as the next area loads.
    
    As soon as you regain control, grapple up onto the big keg on your right and crouch. 
    There is a female guard on the left side of the area and a patrolling ninja right 
    below you on the other side. There is also another ninja right behind the two kegs 
    in the middle. Use a BLOW GUN dart to kill the female 
    guard. Now simply remain crouched until the ninja returns to the route beneath you. 
    Drop down and Stealth Kill him and then grapple onto the two kegs in the middle and 
    then drop down to kill the remaining ninja. Now grab the money 
    chests in the Northeast corner and then exit this area by walking to the doors in 
    the northwest corner. 
    
    As you gain control immediately grapple up onto the keg right in front of you. Once 
    up top, double jump onto the roof of the only house in this area. There 
    is a ninja stationed on both sides. Drop down and Stealth Kill the ninja on 
    your right and then grapple back on to the roof. Now head to the other side and you'll 
    see the ninja below. Wait until the guard across the bridge walks away and then drop 
    down and Stealth Kill the ninja. Immediately grapple back onto 
    the roof. Now wait until the patrolling guard comes over the inspect and as he calms 
    down, drop down and Stealth Kill him too. (If he falls into the water 
    then just wait until he climbs out and then run up and Stealth kill him. Now grapple 
    up onto the little divider wall on the left and immediately crouch. Looking into the 
    little courtyard you'll see two guards patrolling below and a ninja atop the ledge 
    on the far side. Use your BLOW GUN dart to take out the male guard below and crouch 
    again to avoid being spotted. Now wait until the ninja has his back turned and then 
    jump down to Stealth Kill the female guard when she is right below you. Immediately 
    crouch afterwards to avoid detection. When he turns again, roll across and then hang 
    from the ledge beneath him and when ready, climb up and Stealth Kill him. Grab the 
    SMALL HEALTH POTION behind him if you need it. Now observe the ninja who patrols up 
    to the opening at the end of the wall. When he goes out of sight, run over and grapple 
    onto the roof and wait for him to return. Then drop down and Stealth Kill him. Quickly 
    retreat back into the courtyard in the event another female guard outside spots his 
    dead corpse. Once the coast is clear simply roll down into the water below and enter 
    the crawlspace.
    
    When you exit into the last area there will be no enemies at all. Turn right 
    and head along the houses until you come to the bridge that leads across the water.  
    Jinnai is waiting in front of the house there.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Jinnai Ukyo is leaning up against a house as Tesshu walks up and says: "Let's get 
    this over with." Ukyo replies: "You chose not to be on my side." To this Tesshu responds: 
    "Once I take on a job, I always see it through to the end." Ukyo then assumes a fight 
    stance and says: "Then there is nothing more to say."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: UKYO (Jinnai's Twin Brother) -Part 1
    Ukyo is a very powerful foe. His sword slash has a far range and he seems to have 
    exceptional blocking skills. Use SMOKE BOMBS to momentarily provide you with an 
    opening but only strike twice and then move away again. Use your environment to your 
    advantage as well. Ukyo is slow to climb rooftops and this provides you with ample 
    time to throw a GRENADE at him or simply down a HEALTH POTION. Also if he gives chase, 
    jump across the water canals and he will fall 
    in giving you a few seconds to prepare another attack. He is the stronger of 
    the two bosses so use the bulk of your artillery on him. The KUMIHIMO item is also 
    very effective against him. Once he is dead the screen will fade to black.
    
    TIP: Ukyo can be defeated with ease if you use a SPEAR against him. In the very 
         first section by Zennosuke's house is a guard who carries it. Simply keep 
         "R2" locked on Ukyo and when he comes close attack him with the SPEAR. He 
         will be killed amazingly easy.
         Credit: Thomas Priyanto
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu is seen removes his needle from the dead corpse of Ukyo and then turns and 
    says out loud: "Isn't it about time you showed yourself, Sakyo." With that he throws 
    the needle at a moth on a wooden fence causing it to be impaled. 
    Sakyo then steps out from behind the fence and says: "So you knew." Tesshu responds: 
    "Ukyo lays the trap but Sakyo does the killing. Hmm. I bet your targets never even 
    knew there were two of you. Until it was too late." Sakyo answers: "Ah. The good old 
    days. But I'm done taking orders. It is time the world learned to fear the name Jinnai 
    Sakyo." With that Sakyo removes his hat thereby revealing his face. He then continues: 
    "Hmm. I won't be needing this 
    any longer." Tesshu simply replies: "There is still time. If you hurry, you can catch 
    your brother on his way to hell."
    </CUTSCENE> 
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: SAKYO JINNAI -Part 2
    Sakyo is much weaker tan Ukyo and his defense is also not as strong. Use the rooftops 
    to your advantage again and use any remaining weaponry to administer this beating 
    to him. His HP will be depleted shortly and the final cutscene 
    will begin.
    
    TIP: Sakyo can be defeated with ease if you use a SPEAR against him. In the 
         very first section by Zennosuke's house is a guard who carries it. Simply
         keep "R2" locked on Sakyo and when he comes close, attack him with the
         SPEAR. He will be killed amazingly easy.
         Credit: Thomas Priyanto
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Tesshu and Sakyo are shown shoulder to shoulder. Tesshu has Sakyo by the head 
    as he says: "You've grown careless Sakyo." Sakyo replies: "So have you. This place 
    will blow up any minute now." With that, Tesshu breaks Sakyo's neck and let's his 
    lifeless body fall to the ground. Tesshu then begins to walk away as 
    a guard suddenly comes and stabs him in the back with his sword. Tesshu grunts and 
    then says: "Oh That's good. That's real good." Tesshu grabs the guard by 
    his head and then stabs his neck with a needle. Just then two more guards 
    appear in front of Tesshu. He then says: "Sakyo, I'm sending some friends to join 
    you." As the first guard attacks, Tesshu dodges him and jabs a needle into the back 
    of the guard's neck." He then begins to walk away as an explosion goes off behind 
    him killing the other guard. Tesshu says to himself: "Another moth that wanted to 
    be a firefly." With that the pinned moth is seen catching on fire. Tesshu then walks 
    down the alley as the buildings start to explode one by one.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru is shown inside of Echigoya's house examining the body of a dead 
    guard. He hears the sound of another guard dying in the next room and rushes in to 
    find the guards body and upon closer inspection says: "A needle to the 
    neck." Rikimaru then remembers what Tesshu told him in Gohda's Castle. "If we meet 
    again one of us will die." Rikimaru says: "Well, now we are even." With that the camera 
    pans to the moon outside as the following text is narrated: 
    When the law fails to serve justice, one can buy justice. Time will only tell 
    if the flaws of legal systems will ever be fixed. But in the past, murder for hire 
    was a profitable but dangerous underground business. That filled in the holes of the 
    law.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    
    (((Credits)))
    
    
    <End of Tesshu's Missions>
    
    
    
    
    
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    Now that you have successfully completed the game with all three characters on "Normal 
    Difficulty" a new selection titled "INTO THE PORTAL" will appear on 
    your Start Menu Screen. This bonus mission and takes place in the future. 
    
    If you have beaten all three characters final missions on "Hard Difficulty" 
    then you will also unlock the "DEMO LEVEL" which is very similar to the one 
    that was available on the OPM Demo Disc prior to the game's release. (You can also 
    use Cheat Codes to unlock these missions - See appropriate section)
    
    Here are the walkthroughs for these two bonus missions. 
    
    NOTE: These missions are exclusive to Rikimaru only. 
    
    
    
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    | BONUS MISSION 1: INTO THE PORTAL  |
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    Location: PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION
    Timeline: FUTURE
    Gameplay Tips: (None) 
    My Tips: Explore the environment. Analyze your victims patrol patterns before 
             taking him out. Take out the gun toting guards first as they pose a 
             greater threat. Don't waste your health on the way to the big fight 
             at the end. Use CALTROPS in the big battle. 
    
    
    <NARRATOR>
    As the castle collapses, the only way to escape is to jump into the portal that Mei-oh 
    flees into. Inside the portal is another universe - a world in which a large biotech 
    pharmaceutical company has created a deadly disease and sold the cure at a substantial 
    profit. Many civilians couldn't afford the cure and died. The government's auditing 
    of the company's accounting procedures led to the unveiling of a huge fraud, but the 
    CEO bribed his way out of jail. You must punish this evil CEO. 
    
    You must punish the evil CEO!   
    </NARRATOR>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as you start, crouch and roll forward one time. Now look ahead to your right 
    and you'll see the first cop looking down from the ledge above the 
    stacked cars there. As soon as he turns, run and jump up there and crouch right below 
    the ledge. When your next opportunity presents itself, double jump up and Stealth 
    Kill him. Now head around the corner and crouch and move slowly until you are almost 
    halfway along the building and then stop. Another guard will patrol up to the door 
    ahead and then turn and yawn. As soon as he turns to face away again, run up and Stealth 
    Kill him. Now move to the doorway and crouch so that you can see the patrolling guard 
    inside without him spotting you. As soon as he turns, run in and Stealth Kill him. 
    Now roll through the opening into the other half of the room and remain crouched behind 
    the pipe between you and the cop patrolling on the other side. As he turns, jump over 
    and slash at him for a quick Stealth Kill. Now head through the doorway at the end 
    onto the suspended walkway outside.
    
    Look down on your left side and you'll see a stationed cop below you. Use your rice 
    ball and throw it in the far corner and then jump down and Stealth Kill 
    him as he begins to walk over to it. Grab the rice ball again and now jump up onto 
    the pipes above the little incline. From here you will see a guard ahead behind a 
    fence. Grapple up to the ledge on the left side of the fence and climb up. (It blends 
    in well with the building so look closely) Now simply drop down onto the guard below 
    and Stealth Kill him. There is a little ledge behind him 
    on the right that you need to grapple up to and then simply head through the crawlspace. 
    
    When you emerge jump and hang from the wall and check out the scene before 
    doing anything rash. As soon as the nearest guard turns to walk away, climb up and 
    hug the pillar right in front of you. Now peek around the far side and you'll notice 
    a gun-toting Cop stationed a few feet from you and another guard at the far end of 
    the garage who patrols back and forth along the end there. 
    Now wait for the patrolling guard to come towards you again and as he turns, observe 
    the stationed guard. Run out and Stealth Kill him as soon as he turns 
    90 degrees and then immediately run back to the safety of the pillar. Now 
    simply wait for both remaining guards to have their turn at spotting the fallen cop 
    and then take out the nearest patrolling guard when the coast is clear and he turns 
    around to walk away. Again head back behind the pillar and wait for 
    the last guard to calm down yet again and then make your way to the last pillar and 
    eventually Stealth Kill him when he starts his walk again. Now grapple up 
    to the walkway above and enter the crawlspace at the end.
    
    When you emerge midway through you will be able to look down at a stationed guard 
    below you through the ventilation vent. Notice how he does not turn or patrol. Now 
    continue into the next section where the opening is and then drop down and immediately 
    run left along the perimeter of the room until you are behind this guard and then 
    Stealth Kill him. Now jump over the counter and proceed down the hallway. Hug the 
    left wall and observe the patrolling guard in front of the elevators. As soon as he 
    turns, run up and Stealth Kill him. Now walk towards the elevator and the screen will 
    fade to black and load the next area. 
    
    As you exit the elevators upstairs, head around the corner and hug the right wall 
    to observe the last cop guarding the CEO's office. When he turns, run up and show 
    him the "Donuts of Heaven". Now enter the main doors to face the evil CEO.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru enters Dr. D's office, which overlooks a densely populated city. Dr. D is 
    staring out of the window and slowly turns to face Rikimaru. His eyes glow red with 
    evil.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    BOSS BATTLE: DR. D (Evil CEO) 
    Dr. D is by far the most difficult boss you have face in this entire game. His ability 
    to block is unlike any other enemy and his close range move is 
    downright brutal. Be careful not to get caught by him in close quarters because he 
    will pick you up and beat you like there's no tomorrow. Also when his fist begins 
    to glow be prepared to dodge a beam of energy. The secret to defeating him lies in 
    your proper usage of CALTROPS. Every time he steps on one he will 
    be vulnerable to one of your combo attacks. So drop your first set of CALTROPS in 
    the center of the room and then position yourself so that he will walk on 
    one in an attempt to get to you. As he grabs his foot to hop in pain, attack. When 
    he falls down from your combo, run up and stab him. Now run back and again position 
    yourself behind the next CALTROP. Repeat this process until all of his 250 HP is gone. 
    You should also be careful so as to not step on the CALTROPS yourself as you will 
    then hop and be open to his attack. When he dies the 
    screen will briefly fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Rikimaru looks at his hands as static electricity starts to flash. He is 
    brought to his knees and is engulfed by electricity and then disappears in a final 
    burst of electricity. His sword drops on the ground as the only remnant 
    of his former presence in this world.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Ayame and Rikimaru are shown back to back against a completely white 
    background. Rikimaru pulls away his mouth cover to expose his entire face. The camera 
    then switches to a shot of both Ayame's and Rikimaru's swords laying in 
    a spotlit area on the ground and then fades to black.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
    
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    | BONUS MISSION 2: DEMO LEVEL |
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    Location: RONIN VILLAGE (Final Section)
    Gameplay Tips: (None) 
    My Tips: Eradicate all enemy guards and then go to the big red house. After you 
             kill the Ronin's the Boss will appear. 
    
    NOTE: This Level is not identical to the one on the Demo disc. The scenery is 
          unchanged but there are several distinct differences nonetheless. The 
          Final Boss dialogue is different and you do not start out with half of 
          your Kuji meter filled. There are also not as many Items hidden 
          throughout the level as was the case in the Level on the Disc. 
    
          TIP: In order to fill your Kuji meter and unlock the "SHOULDER THRUST" 
               Ability you will need to Stealth Kill all six guards from the front 
               Thereby getting 1.5 Kanji symbols for each kill. (Credit: Sorimachi)
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH:
    As soon as you gain control head left. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Lightning strikes a Bell Tower and sets it on fire. It subsequently topples 
    over and crashes.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    Double jump over to the roof of the big White house to your left and climb up. Walk 
    to the far side and look down at the dog patrolling in the area below. 
    When he turns to walk away, drop down and slash him for a Stealth Kill. Grab 
    the red box containing the BLOW GUN dart behind him and then turn around and grab 
    the red box containing the 2 HEALTH POTIONS on the side of the shack. Now peek around 
    the corner while remaining crouched and observe the patrolling 
    guard ahead. As soon as he turns to walk back, run up and Stealth kill him and then 
    quickly run back to where you came from. (The other guards may go into "<!>" mode 
    but will not spot you) Now head between the houses here to the rock ledge in the 
    Northwest corner and hang from it to observe the guard patrolling up here. When he 
    turns to walk away, climb up and run up to him for another Stealth Kill. Take his 
    spear if you want it. 
    
    Now head back to where you killed the dog and grapple up onto the roof of the tallest 
    building there to collect the red box containing a STICKY BOMB. 
    Continue towards the far edge and observe the archer patrolling in front of the gate 
    in the Southeast corner. Drop down and crouch next to the little hut and when he begins 
    to turn for his walk away, run up and Stealth Kill him. Grab his ARROWS if you wish. 
    (Don't get spotted by the Innocent Civilian wandering next to the big house) Now jump 
    onto the big house's roof and the screen will fade 
    to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    Two ronin's are shown dancing and having a grand old time inside the house. There 
    is also a Geisha lying on the floor who appears to be there against her wishes.
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONT:
    As you gain control move to the front edge of the roof and look below. There is a 
    guard down in front of the house and the civilian wanders back and forth 
    along the right side of the house. When the civilian is out of sight, drop down and 
    Stealth Kill the guard. Now enter the front door. <Fade To Black>
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    The 2 Ronin's become aware of your presence and one says: "Get him. As they prepare 
    to attack, Rikimaru does a backflip outside and they pursue. The Geisha makes a run 
    for it. 
    </CUTSCENE> 
    
    
    SUB-BOSS BATTLE: 2 RONIN'S
    These two enemies are very easy to defeat. You ca run away until they return to "<?>" 
    mode and then stalk and Stealth Kill them or simply battle them head on. They are 
    regular guards so whatever method you choose will kill them relatively quickly. Try 
    to conserve your health though because there is another battle ahead. When they are 
    dead the screen will fade to black.
    
    
    <CUTSCENE>
    A gunshot sounds and Rikimaru goes on the defensive. Tajima then comes out from behind 
    the corner and says: "Looks like you chose the wrong party to crash."
    Rikimaru calmly replies: "I'm always crashing parties."
    Tajima then says: "Well then, let's see what you're made of."
    </CUTSCENE>
    
    
    FINAL BOSS BATTLE: TAJIMA
    Tajima is relatively easy to beat provided you block his slashes and then unleash 
    combos of your own in return. Be careful when he says : "Fly Baby" because if he 
    connects with the strike afterwards, it will send you into the 
    air while you vulnerably get pumped full of lead from Tajima's gun. Use the environment 
    to your advantage and also stab him while he's down on the ground. When he dies the 
    screen fades to black and you return to the Starting Screen.
    
    
    <End of Mission>
    
    
    
    
    
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    Multi Player mode allows you to play with or against a friend. In order to access 
    this mode you need to have two controllers plugged in to your PS2. There are two modes 
    available in this mode. They are "Co-op" and "Deathmatch". In 
    this section I will do a brief overview of each as well as the characters and their 
    moves.
    
    
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    < 12.1  DEATHMATCH MODE  >
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    In this mode you basically get to go head to head against a second player. 
    Think of it as Streetfighter, ninja style. You can choose from 16 selectable 
    characters and play in 6 different environments as described below. There are also 
    various enemy guards here and there for an added level of danger and as is customary, 
    many weapons and Items are strewn throughout the levels to add fuel to the fire. 
    
    NOTE: There is a fixed 5 minute Time Limit for all Deathmatch battles so don't dilly 
    dally.
    
    
    DEATHMATCH TIPS: 
    -Take advantage of your environment. Use rooftops and buildings to get the 
     upper hand on your opponent. Be the hunter not the hunted. 
    -Find and use the Items that are available. The only thing more powerful than 
     a smart warrior is an armed one.
    -Keep an eye on what your opponent is doing by glancing at his/her half of the 
     screen regularly.
    -Calculate your risk versus your reward ratio. Sure the WRATH OF HEAVEN is a 
     deadly move but if you miss then you are as good as dead yourself. 
    -When low on health, run.
    
    
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    |LEVELS AVAILABLE|
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    VILLAGE
    BATTLEGROUND
    CASTLE
    CAVERN
    FORTRESS OF EVIL A
    FORTRESS OF EVIL B
    
    
    
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    |SELECTABLE CHARACTERS| (And their Special Moves)
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    Here is a comprehensive listing of the various Deathmatch characters and their special 
    moves. Many thanks to "AnotherGamer" for providing me with this information.
    
    NOTE: Rikimaru, Ayame and Tesshu use their normal moves and combos and therefor 
          are not listed here. Semimaru has all of Rikimaru's moves and Ninja Dog 
          has all of Ayame's moves.
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:
    |>TAJIMA|
    :=:=:=:=:
    Square............Sideways Slash 
    Dash + Square.....Lunging Stab
    Jump + Square.....Jumping Slash  
    360 (L3)+ Square..Draw Gun and Fire (TIP: You can aim it horizontally with the      
                                              analog stick and can tap S to make 
                                              him fire it up to 6 times)  
    Circle (Close)....Break opponents Guard with a Sword Slash followed by firing
                      your gun into their stomach from close range.  
    X + Circle........Performs a reverse overhead swing while skipping backwards. 
                      If it connects, the opponent is thrown high into the air, and 
                      then proceeds to fire at the airborne enemy repeatedly, 
                      finally letting them fall. He then twirls the gun around and 
                      poses.
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:
    |>NASU|
    :=:=:=:
    Square (x3).............................Triple slash.  
    Dash + Square...........................Slaps his face twice, crouches down and 
                                            leaps forward. Upon hitting the ground, 
                                            he slides forward a bit and then 
                                            proceeds to hop in place in pain due to 
                                            heat caused by the friction when he 
                                            hits the ground from the slide. If it  
                                            connects your opponent will be thrown 
                                            across the stage. If both Nasu and his 
                                            enemy are near a wall when he does this 
                                            move and it connects, he skips back a 
                                            few steps instead of sliding.  
    Jump + Square...........................Jumping slash.  
    360 (L3) + Square.......................Spinning slash. Can be used after any 
                                            hit of his S, S, S combo.  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square...Diagonal overhead right swing followed 
                                            by diagonal left downward swing.  
    Circle (When Close).....................Kick opponent in groin.  
    X + Circle (Or Square while crouching)..Kneels down and begs for mercy. Can be 
                                            used to avoid some high attacks. While 
                                            he's kneeling, press S to execute a 
                                            one-legged spin slash or O to get back 
                                            up.
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:
    |>HAMADA|
    :=:=:=:=:
    Square (x3).............................Triple Slash.  
    Dash + Square...........................Lunging Low Stab.  
    Jump + Square...........................Jumping slash.  
    360 (L3) + Square.......................Spinning Slash. (Can be used after any 
                                            hit of his S, S, S combo)  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square...Takes out a bow and shoots an arrow. 
                                            (Tap Square to make him shoot up to 3 
                                             arrows)  
    Circle (When close).....................Kick opponent in groin.  
    X + Circle..............................Rears back and gathers energy on his 
                                            sword, followed by a powerful lunging 
                                            stab that sends the enemy flying. (If 
                                            you charge up until he does the move
                                            automatically, it will inflict more 
                                            damage) 
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:=:=:
    |>RED JONIN | (Red Demon Ninja)
    :=:=:=:=:=:=:
    Square (x3)..............Triple Slash.  
    Dash + Square............Lunging stab.  
    Jump + Square............Jumping slash.  
    Square While Crouching...Upward slash.  
    360 (L3) + Square........Spinning slash. (Can be used after any hit of his S, 
                                              S, S combo)  
    Circle (When Close)......Kick opponent in the groin.  
    X + Circle...............Poses, then rears back and charges forward. If he 
                             connects, he gets behind the enemy and slits their 
                             throat.   
     
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:=:=:=:
    |> BLUE JONIN | (Blue Demon Ninja)
    :=:=:=:=:=:=:=:
    Square (x3)..............2 Slashes followed by a Scissor Swipe.  
    Dash + Square............Leaping Scissor Swipe  
    Jump + Square............Downward Double Slash.  
    Square While Crouching...Leaping Upward Slash.  
    360 (L3) + Square........Spinning slash. (Can be used after any hit of his S, 
                                              S, S combo)  
    Circle (When Close)......Kick opponent in the groin.  
    X + Circle...............Does a backflip, takes out 2 bombs and quickly runs 
                             towards the opponent. If he runs into the enemy (or 
                             around 3 seconds pass), the bombs explode, doing great 
                             damage to both Jonin Blue and his enemy (although his 
                             enemy usually suffers more). If he's hit when he's 
                             running, he'll drop the bombs, where they function 
                             like normal lit grenades.
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:
    |>CHIBOT|
    :=:=:=:=:
    X.......................................Fly. Unlike all other characters, 
                                            Chibot can't jump: instead, he flies
                                            upwards slowly when you hold X, and 
                                            drops down after reaching a certain
                                            height or when you release X. And yes, 
                                            he can "double fly", just like all other 
                                            characters can double jump.  
    Square (x3).............................Triple Downward Stab.  
    Forward, Forward + Square...............Flipping slash
    Jump + Square...........................Flails arms around for a second, then 
                                            proceeds to fire downwards repeatedly.  
    360(L3)+ Square.........................Spin forward quickly with sword 
                                            extended.  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square...Flails arms around for a second, then 
                                            proceeds to fire forward repeatedly. 
                                            You can aim his fire horizontally by 
                                            using the analog stick.  
    Circle (When Close).....................Climbs on the opponent, grounding them, 
                                            and stabs their face 3 times. The 
                                            opponent automatically throws him off, 
                                            causing both characters to lie on the 
                                            ground after this throw.  
    X + Circle..............................Spits out 2 lit grenades. 
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:=:
    |>KUNOICHI|
    :=:=:=:=:=: 
    Square (x3).....................................2 sideways slashes followed by 
                                                    a spinaround slash.  
    Square (x2), Any direction except Up + Square...2 sideways slashes, backflip slash.  
    Dash + Square...................................Upward double stab.  
    Jump + Square...................................Jumping slash.  
    Square While Crouching..........................Rising upward slash.  
    Circle (When Close).............................Kick opponent in the groin.
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:
    |>KAGURA|
    :=:=:=:=:
    Square (x2).............................Double Slap.  
    Dash....................................Instead of dashing normally, she 
                                            teleports around instead: you can keep 
                                            on teleporting for as long as you hold 
                                            down R2, X and the direction you want 
                                            to teleport to.  
    Jump + Square...........................Jumping Card Throw.  
    Square While Crouching..................Rising Card Throw.  
    360(L3) + Tap Square....................Throws 3 cards in a spread formation 
                                            that turn into spheres of energy. 
                                            Momentarily stuns the opponent if you 
                                            press Square to stop the cards when the 
                                            connect.  
    360(L3) + Hold Square...................Throws a card in front of her that 
                                            turns into a sphere of energy. Stuns 
                                            the opponent if it hits, but doesn't do
                                            any damage.  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square...Throws 5 cards that converge, fly 
                                            forward and hit the opponent.  
    X + Circle..............................Starts laughing. If she's hit during 
                                            this time, she disappears (taking no 
                                            damage) and reappears in midair next to 
                                            the opponent, hitting them with 
                                            spinning cards that surround her.
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:=:=:=:
    |>KENPO BOUZO |
    :=:=:=:=:=:=:=:
    Square (x3)..........................................2 finger pokes followed by 
                                                         a leaping sweep.  
    Square (x2), Any direction except Up + Square (x2)...2 finger pokes, high kick, 
                                                         roundhouse kick.  
    Dash + Square........................................Leaping scissors kick.  
    Jump + Square........................................Spins around with leg 
                                                         extended.  
    360(L3) + Square.....................................Spins forward with leg 
                                                         extended. Can be done 
                                                         after any of his other
                                                         ground S moves, except the 
                                                         roundhouse kick.  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square (x2)...........High kick, roundhouse kick. 
    Circle (When Close)..................................Lifts the enemy above his 
                                                         head and slams them down.  
    X + Circle...........................................Creates a black sphere of 
                                                         energy and throws it 
                                                         forward. 
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:
    |>JINNAI|
    :=:=:=:=:
    Square (x2).............................Iai slash, upward slash.  
    Dash + Square...........................Upward diagonal Iai slash.  
    Jump + Square...........................Jumping slash.  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square...Spins around and does an upward Iai 
                                            slash that creates a shockwave which 
                                            travels forward.  
    Circle (When Close).....................Kicks the opponent in the groin.
    X + Circle..............................Charges forward with sword slightly 
                                            unsheathed. If he connects, he does a 
                                            quick upward diagonal Iai slash, turns 
                                            around, slashes downwards at air, spins 
                                            the sword around quickly and then 
                                            slowly sheathes it. As soon as he's 
                                            done sheathing it, the opponent feels
                                            the effects of the slash and crumples
                                            down. 
    
    
    
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    |>ONIKAGE |
    :=:=:=:=:=:
    Square (x3).....................................2 quick shin kicks, high kick.  
    Square, Any Direction except Up + Square (x3)...Shin kick, high kick, 
                                                    roundhouse, jumping roundhouse.  
    Dash + Square...................................Jumping sideways scissors kick.  
    Jump + Square...................................Jumping roundhouse.  
    Square While Crouching..........................Heel drop.  
    360(L3) + Square (x3)...........................2 roundhouses, jumping 
                                                    roundhouse. Can be done after 
                                                    any of his other ground attacks 
                                                    except high kick.  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square (x4)......High kick, 2 roundhouses, 
                                                    jumping roundhouse.  
    Circle (When Close).............................Triple knee. 
    360(L3) + Circle (When Close)...................Lifts opponent up by their chin, 
                                                    stabs through them with the 
                                                    other hand, holds them up, 
                                                    letting them bleed, and finally 
                                                    throws them away and poses. 
                                                    Restores Onikage's life when 
                                                    done. 
    X + Circle......................................Does a leaping axe kick. If it 
                                                    connects, he slams his foot on 
                                                    their shoulder and laughs as 
                                                    they bleed due to spikes in his 
                                                    boot heels. He finishes off by 
                                                    backflip-kicking them away.
    
    
    
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    |>TATSUMARU |
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    Square (x6).............................Right straight, left straight, 
                                            roundhouse, right straight, left 
                                            straight, leaping high kick.  
    Dash + Square...........................Slash into stab.  
    Jump + Square...........................Jumping slash.  
    R2 + Any Direction except Up + Square...Rears back, and charges forward quickly. 
                                            If he connects, he goes into a rapid 
                                            punch and kick combo and finishes it 
                                            off by backflip-kicking the enemy
                                            upwards and smacking them with a
                                            powerful roundhouse kick as they fall 
                                            down.  
    Circle (When Close).....................Grabs the enemy, kicks the opponent in 
                                            the head, causing his foot to end up on 
                                            the other side of the opponents head, 
                                            finishes off with a heel kick from the 
                                            same leg.  
    X + Circle..............................(No Move Assigned) 
    
    
    
    :=:=:=:=:
    |>MR. D | (Evil CEO)
    :=:=:=:=:  
    Square...................Diagonally upward right slash followed by diagonally 
                             upward left slash.  
    Jump + Square............Jumping slash  
    Dash + Square............Diagonal overhead right swing followed by diagonal 
                             left downward swing.  
    Square While Crouching...Upward slash.  
    360(L3) + Square.........Rears back and charges forward. If he connects, he 
                             lifts the opponent up by the collar, electrifies them, 
                             stabs them repeatedly and finishes off by knocking 
                             them upwards and slashing them while they're falling.  
    Circle (When Close)......Lifts the opponent up and slams them down.  
    X + Circle...............Creates a purple sphere of energy which he shoots 
                             forward.
    
    
    *Many thanks to "AnotherGamer" for providing me with the information contained 
     within this section. If you know of any other moves not listed here then 
     please send them in so that I can add them. 
    
    
    
    
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    Co-op mode allows you and a friend to play as a team as you make your way through 
    6 levels of gameplay. The key is to work as a team and achieve your objectives together. 
    You can only choose from the main three characters for 
    this mode of play.
    
    
    
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    | Character Combinations |
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    Rikimaru + Ayame
    Rikimaru + Tesshu
    Tesshu + Ayame
    
    Each pair of characters has a unique "Dual Stealth Kill" animation that they 
    can execute. For a detailed breakdown of how each Stealth Kill looks or other related 
    explanations please refer to my STEALTH KILL FAQ.
    
    
    TIPS:
    -You and your partner are a team. You should plan together, move together and
     execute together.
    -Establish your roles ahead of time and communicate during play to avoid 
     confusion.
    -Help a friend in need or he/she might not help you when you are the one in 
     the path of peril.
    -Share Items. If your friend's HP is almost empty, give them the HEALTH POTION 
     instead of hoarding it for yourself. Remember, if one player dies it's game 
     over for both.
    
    
    
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    |Basic Walkthrough for Co-op Missions |
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    Mission 1: VILLAGE
    Goal: Retrieve the 6 hidden scrolls.
    What to do: Split up and search for the scrolls. The enemy guards are also 
                looking for these scrolls and can carry more than one. Kill the 
                enemy guards as necessary and get every scroll.
    
    
    Mission 2: BATTLEGROUND
    Goal: Protect and escort Lord Gohda
    What to do: One of you should stay with Lord Gohda throughout the mission 
                while the other player goes ahead to rid the path of enemies. If 
                Gohda receives just one hit the mission will end in failure. Make 
                sure you eliminate archers as quickly as possible as they are your 
                biggest threat. 
    
    
    Mission 3: CASTLE
    Goal: Stealth Kill every guard without being spotted.
    What to do: Take your time and analyze every situation before acting. If you 
                or your partner get spotted even for a moment the mission will end 
                in failure. Work together and observe the enemy's patrol patterns 
                and strike swiftly and decisively. Move slowly and in stealth 
                only.   
    
    
    Mission 4: CAVERN
    Goal: Earn 240 points by Stealth killing enemies.
    What to do: Avoid getting into battles, as they don't help your score and 
                waste valuable time. Stealth Kill every guard you see. Dual 
                Stealth Kills are worth extra points. Take your time but don't 
                waste time. As they say in the old eastern proverb: "Make haste 
                slowly".
    
    
    Mission 5: FORTRESS OF EVIL A
    Goal: Eliminate the enemy as quickly as possible.
    What to do: Stick together as the enemies tend to gang up on you in two's and 
                three's. The key to success lies in your ability to kick tail 
                outright and out in the open. Give it all you've got.
    
    
    Mission 6: FORTRESS OF EVIL B
    Goal: Defeat every boss and complete each round
    What to do: Again you need to fight for your life only this time you must 
                defeat every boss from within the game.  The come two at a time 
                and you can either split up or fight as a team and double team 
                these bosses. This is undoubtedly the hardest Co-op mission and 
                also a very fun one too. I recommend using every combo and special 
                move except for the WRATH OF HEAVEN.
    
     
    
    
    
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    Here is a listing of all known cheat codes. Apparently the same codes work for both 
    NTSC and PAL versions. For Gameshark or Action Replay codes please refer 
    to their respective websites. (There are no known side effects caused by using these 
    codes)
    
    
    RESTORE HEALTH: Pause the game and press Up, down, Right, Left, Square, 
                    Square, Square.
    
    UNLOCK ALL ITEMS: At the Item Selection screen hold R1 + L1 while pressing:
                      Up, Square, Square, Left, Square, Square, Down, Square,
                      Square, Right, Square, Square.
    
    INCREASE ITEMS: At the Item Selection Screen hold R2 + L2 while pressing:
                    Square, Square, Square, Up, Left, Down, Right.
    
    UNLIMITED ITEM CAPACITY: At the Item Selection Screen hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 
                             while pressing Down, Square, Square, Up, Left, Down, 
                             Right, Down, Left.
    
    UNLOCK ALL CHARACTERS: At the Title Screen press L1, R2, L2, R1, Right, Left,
                           L3, R3.
    
    UNLOCK ALL MISSIONS: At the Mission Selection Screen press L1, R1, L2, R2,
                         Right, Square, L3, R3.
    
    UNLOCK ALL LAYOUTS: At the Mission Selection Screen press R3, L3, R2, L2, R1, 
                        L1.
    
    UNLOCK BONUS STAGE: At the Title Screen press L1, Up, R1, Down, L2, Right, R2,
                        Left.
    
    UNLOCK DEMO DISC LEVEL: At the Title Screen press Up, Down, Right, Left, X, X,
    X.	
    
    UNLOCK B-SIDE DIALOGUE: At the Start Screen hold L1 + R 2 while pressing: Down, 
                            Square, Up, Square, Right, Square, Left, Square. Now you 
                            can select "B-Side" in the language portion of the 
                            Options Screen.
    
    TOGGLE SPECIAL ABILITIES ON/OFF: Pause the game and hold L1 + L2 while 
                                     pressing Up, Up, Down, Down. Now release L1 +
                                     L2 and then press Square, Square, R1, R2.
    
    SHOW SCORE DURING PLAY: Pause the game and use the second controller to press 
                            Right, Right, Left, Left.
    
    INCREASE SCORE BY 100 PTS: Pause the game and use the second controller. Now 
                               hold L1 + R1 while pressing Right, Right, Left, 
                               Left.
    
    CONTROL ENEMIES CODE: Pause the game and then use the second controller to 
                          press L1, R3, R1, L3, Right, Square, Up, Square, L2, 
                          Left, Square, Down, R2. 
    
                          *Upon successful entry the game will unpause. Now walk
                           up to an enemy and then use your D-Pad to control him. 
                           There are several moves that you can perform with them 
                           but be careful not to crash your game. (Don't Press R1 
                           + Triangle)
                         
    
    Many Thanks go to Tenchu.de for the majority of these codes. You go Sel! :)
    
    
    
    
    
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    In this section you can find information on glitches and other random cool or weird 
    thing throughout the various levels of this game. Some of these Glitches will cause 
    you to have to reset your game so I suggest you try them out separately from trying 
    to Grandmaster the particular level. 
    
    
    VOODOO DOLL: In the Blood Room of the CEMETERY LEVEL you can find a little 
                 Voodoo Doll floating in one of the corners. You cannot pick it up 
                 or do anything with it but it is a neat little find nonetheless.
    
    
    SECRET DOOR: In the Ghoda Castle level if you exit out onto the roof once you 
                 get to the room with the opening, run around two corners and then 
                 use "R2" and walk backwards so as to drop into a hanging position 
                 from the ledge. You will now see a door beneath you in the corner 
                 of the wall. There is even a shimmering golden lock on it. Sadly 
                 there is no known way of getting to this door as dropping down 
                 from the ledge means certain death.   
                 (Credit Selenia - Tenchu.de)
    
    
    INSIDE BUDDHA STATUE: On the ground floor in the Buddha Statue room there is a
                          fire in front of the Statue. Walk up the steps to the 
                          fire. Then turn 180 degrees so your back is facing the 
                          fire. Press triangle to activate your grappling hook. 
                          Look up and you will see a ledge high above the doorway.
                          Use the grappling hook to try and reach it. As you make 
                          contact with the wall press "Square" to do the WALL 
                          KICK. This should send you flying into the statue. Use 
                          the right analog stick to move the camera around so you
                          can see inside the statue.
                          (Credit: Riki maru)
    
    
    ECHIGOYA ESTATE GLITCH: Go to the back door (from the outside) of the large 
                            house, and stand just close enough to it so that it 
                            doesn't take you inside and load. Now you shoot the 
                            grappling hook up towards the roof, and as it pulls you 
                            up, the next area will start to load. When it finally 
                            does, you'll actually be holding on to the floor 
                            between the ground outside and the entrance. If you 
                            climb up you'll end up inside with your normal 
                            surroundings but if you drop, you'll land on nothing 
                            and then you can run around for a bit. 
                            (Credit: Allen Effenberger) 
    
    
    GOHDA CASTLE GLITCH: At the end of the short hallway by the room with the tree 
                         and the crawlspace, there is a vertical beam between two 
                         regular brown sections   of wall. If you run and jump 
                         (just a single, not a somersault) and go slightly to the
                         right, you should end up in the room with the stairs, but
                         they won't be visible and neither will the walls. If you 
                         run off the map and then head back towards the end room 
                         where Gohda will be, you can actually end up in the 
                         chambers, but on the other side of the door. Since these 
                         doors don't open you'll be stuck here and have to reset 
                         the game. 
                         (Credit: Allen Effenberger)
    
    
    EXPLORE ZENNOSUKE'S HOUSE: Play the "DEMO LEVEL"(See BONUS MISSIONS) and head 
                               to the big red house and go to the front door. (All 
                               enemies will disappear once the cutscene kicks in) 
                               Now you will trigger a SUB BOSS Battle with the two 
                               Ronin's. As soon as this battle begins, simply lure 
                               them away from the house and then go back to the 
                               front door which will open and allow you entry. You 
                               can check out the interior at your leisure. The door 
                               automatically closes so no one else can come
                               in..unless you let them that is. Try getting one of 
                               the Ronin's attention and lure him to the doorway. 
                               It is possible to get him inside and kill him there. 
                               (This cannot be done with the Final Boss as the door 
                               is locked during this particular battle) Another 
                               trick is to attack the two Ronin's immediately and 
                               forcefully. Try to push one of them backwards into 
                               the doorway with your relentless attack. He will get 
                               stuck behind the closed door. When you have killed 
                               the other guy go back and immediately press Square 
                               as you enter the front door. It will trigger the 
                               "GUTTING" Stealth Kill" and the animation will take 
                               place indoors.
    
    
    B-SIDE DIALOGUE: B-Side dialogue can be selected in the "Options" menu after 
                     you have grandmastered Rikimaru's and Ayame's missions or you
                     can always use the Cheat Code from the previous section. 
                     Basically what B-Side does is offer you an alternative to the 
                     regular cutscene dialogue. It is more whimsical and comical 
                     and basically allows you to play through the game again with 
                     fresh cutscene commentary. Nothing else is affected and the 
                     subtitles will also remain unchanged but it sure adds to the 
                     replay value. (Japanese Language settings are also very nice 
                     and certain enemies sound totally different when dying)
    
    
    WRATH OF AYAME: Once you have acquired the "WRATH OF HEAVEN" ability play 
                    through Ayame's 2nd mission again in Echigoya Estate. Bring 
                    along one CHAMELEON SPELL or INVISIBILITY SPELL and then go to 
                    where the three Ronin's are partying and don your disguise. Now 
                    enter the room undetected and perform your "WRATH OF HEAVEN" 
                    ability on one of the guards. The game will slow down to a 
                    crawl and Ayame will link the move to kill all three guards. 
                    Very cool to see. (With Rikimaru you can perform a similar 
                    spectacle by wearing a disguise and then using a FIRE SPELL in 
                    the midst of their party)
    
    
    MEET THE FIELD MOUSE: Play Tesshu's final mission on Layout "B" and proceed to 
                          the crawlspace that takes you to the village area where 
                          the Final Battle awaits. Now stop right before you exit 
                          the crawlspace and you will see a little field mouse 
                          running back and forth out here. He will stop briefly to 
                          check you out and continue repeating this patters. While 
                          remaining in the crawlspace your point of view is the
                          closest to the ground and you will be able to muse at the 
                          fine detail paid to this little creature.
    
    
    TURN OFF THE LIGHT: In the Limestone Cavern at the end of the hallway following 
                        the big room with the mine car tracks, there is a lamp 
                        hanging from the ceiling. If you hit it with your sword it 
                        will shut the light off. 
                        (Credit: Thomas Priyanto)
      
    
    RANDOM LITTLE THINGS: -Use Tesshu's KUMIHIMO Item to lynch the bear. Also, if 
                           you manage to get two enemies close enough together you 
                           can lynch them both with one KUMIHIMO Item. 
                          -If you perform a Stealth Kill while the enemy is on a 
                           slope or incline you can see blood shooting out from 
                           their ass as they die. (Rikimaru only - Quite funny) 
                          -Try going through a level where you only kill civilians 
                           while remaining undetected by guards altogether.
                          -Use a CHAMELEON or INVISIBILITY SPELL and then set some 
                           FIREWORKS under a guard or Innocent Civilian and then 
                           watch them go flying way up into the sky. (This works 
                           best in open air environments)   
                          -In the outer area of the Limestone Cavern you can create 
                           several cool ripple effects in the water by performing 
                           your different slashes and combos. (The 360 Slash creates 
                           a very cool pattern)
                          -Play as Ayame and wear her ARMOR and now go grappling
                           around. She affords you a pleasant view from behind if 
                           you know what I mean. (You can also play with the camera 
                           angle while she is on a slope or incline to get the same 
                           effect)  
                          -Wear a CHAMELEON or INVISIBILITY SPELL and now get as 
                           close to a guard as possible and then use your FEIGN
                           DEATH Ability. If you are close enough you can Stealth 
                           Kill them in the process of the move. (No Special
                           animation)
                          -Turn Rikimaru around so that he is facing you and now 
                           press Circle repeatedly. It will appear as though he is 
                           twirling his sword. (Credit: Tawd)
                          -Use the endless Items Cheat and then select about 30
                           MINES. Now place them all in one spot and then walk into 
                           the pile. The explosion will cause the graphics to 
                           breakdown in a pretty cool assortment of colors.(Credit: 
                           Fox in a box)
                          -Turn off the music in the "Options" menu to get a more 
                           realistic experience as you can now fully listen to your
                           surroundings as it would be in real life. 
    
     
    
    
    
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    Thank you to CJAYC for GAMEFAQS!
    Thank you to TENCHU.de for the best online Tenchu resource site ever!
    Thank you to NEOSEEKER for a great site to host my work!
    Thank you to IGN for a great place to host my work!
    Thank you Sony for the Playstation 2 console!
    Thank you Activision and K2 for the greatest game series ever made! 
    
    A very special THANK YOU goes out to Selenia and Chris Butterworth over at 
    www.Tenchu.de for their exceptional Tenchu related site and community. I recommend 
    any Tenchu fan to go take a look around. You will not be 
    disappointed! 
    
    
    PEOPLE WHO DESERVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION:
    
    
    ADoomedMarine    - For letting me use his excellent Controller ASCII artwork. 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^      Thanks Peter!
    
    Jimbojan         - For correcting some errors I had regarding the EXPLODING 
    ^^^^^^^^           ARROWS.
    
    Riki maru        - For pointing out some errors throughout the FAQ and for 
    ^^^^^^^^^          working on the Cutscene Depictions with me. Thanks also for 
                       discovering the Buddha Glitch. If you own Tenchu 2 go check 
                       out his "Tenchu 2 Stealth Kill" FAQ.
    
    Atom Edge        - For creating some incredible ASCII Artwork for the Title of 
    ^^^^^^^^^          my FAQ. You are a genius!
    
    JBR24            - For discovering Tesshu's "Street Fighter" styled Energy
    ^^^^^              Punch.
    
    Runner5676       - For figuring out the DOG BONE Item trick to kill Civilians 
    ^^^^^^^^^^         without it counting against your score.
    
    KoRny Klown      - For noting that both the MURAMASA and the KASUMI AND SHIZUKU 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^        SWORDS can be used to gain HP from killing regular guards as 
                       well. 
    
    AnotherGamer     - For providing me with a very thorough "Move List" for each 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^       available character in "Deathmatch Mode". Also thank you for 
                       your numerous little tidbits of information throughout the
                       FAQ.
    
    Petteri Laasanen - For a helpful tip regarding the FEIGN DEATH Ability.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    
    Selenia          - For the Floating Door discovery as well as several tidbits 
    ^^^^^^^            here and there through out the FAQ. Your website is "The 
                       Official Tenchu Site" in my opinion. Keep up the great work! 
    
    Thomas Priyanto  - For discovering that the TETSUBISHI Item can also grab Items 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    such as KEYS and HEALTH POTIONS. Also for providing a very 
                       useful tip that assures you easy victory over Tesshu's Final 
                       2 Bosses. Lastly for pointing out that you can turn the 
                       lights out in one of Limestone Caverns corridors. Excellent 
                       discoveries!!!
    
    The X Factor     - For an easier way to beat Tatsumaru when playing as Ayame.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    
    Allen Effenberger- For discovering both the Echigoya Estate Glitch and the Gohda 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  Castle Glitch.
    
    Tawd             - For discovering Rikimaru's sword twirling trick. (See "Cool ^^^^               
    Things" Section)      
    
    Sorimachi        - For help on filling the Kuji meter in the Demo mission.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    
    Fox in a box     - For the "30 Landmines" trick.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    
    
    
    And last but not least, Thank you to (YOUR NAME HERE) for reading this FAQ.
                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    
    
    
    
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    I hope that you enjoyed reading through this FAQ and it helped you find your 
    way through some of the trickier levels in this magnificent game. If you 
    enjoyed playing "TENCHU: Wrath of Heaven" then you should also consider 
    checking out "TENCHU: Stealth Assassins" and "TENCHU 2: Birth of the Stealth 
    Assassins". Both titles are PSX Titles.
     
    Also make sure you check out the following websites as they are all very informative 
    and thorough Tenchu/Ninja sites. 
    
    >>>  http://www.wrathofheaven.com  <<<  (Activison's Official Tenchu 3 Site) 
    >>>  http://www.tenchu.de          <<<  (Tenchu Checkpoint) 
    >>>  http://www.ashuraonline.com/tenchu/index.html  <<<  (Ninja Town)
    >>>  http://www.entertheninja.com  <<<  (The Site Devoted to The Ninja)
    
    
    If you have any questions, comments or relevant contributions that you wish to submit 
    then feel free to send me an email with "TENCHU 3" typed in the subject line. You 
    can find my contact information at the top of this document.
    
    
    
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