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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  | 
                       <<<=-*-=-*\=/*-=-*-=>>>
 
                       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
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-www.Tenchu.de
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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")


    __________________                                   ________________
    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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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 |
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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)
|                   |
|-------------------|
|  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)
|                   |
|-------------------|
|  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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| WEAPON AND ITEM DESCRIPTIONS |
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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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<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".


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Getting the "FUGAKU SWORD"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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)  |
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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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| MISSION 1: RESCUE THE VILLAGE GIRLS |
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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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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.



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|>TAJIMA|
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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.



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|>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.



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|>HAMADA|
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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) 



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|>RED JONIN | (Red Demon Ninja)
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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.   
 


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|> BLUE JONIN | (Blue Demon Ninja)
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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.



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|>CHIBOT|
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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. 



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|>KUNOICHI|
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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.



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|>KAGURA|
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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.



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|>KENPO BOUZO |
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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. 



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|>JINNAI|
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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 |
:=:=:=:=:=:=:
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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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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