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               |   Last Updated: May 03 2004              |
               |   Written By: Swiftshark (Oliver Ferrier)  |
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               |   Game Title: Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven      |
               |   Platform: Playstation 2 (NTSC Version)   |
               |   Creators: K2 / Activision                |
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| MISSION 1: PUNISH THE EVIL MERCHANT |
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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.

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.


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>


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>



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| MISSION 2: EXECUTE HAMADA AND RETURN TO LORD GOHDA  |
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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>

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>



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| MISSION 3: FIND THE SHICHISHITO SWORD |
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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>


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>


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>



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| MISSION 4: CROSS THE RONIN VILLAGE  |
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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.



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| MISSION 5: RESCUE THE KIDNAPPED PRINCESS  |
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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.


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.



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| MISSION 6: RETRIEVE THE STEEL FOR RESSAI  |
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<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 only affect Onikage's cutscene in Mission 9
      as well as how Tenrai dies in Mission 10. Gameplay is not otherwise
      affected. (For specific differences please refer to my full
      FAQ/Walkthrough.


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.


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>



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| MISSION 7: FIND AYAME'S IMPOSTER  |
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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>


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 should
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)



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| MISSION 8: INFILTRATE THE BUDDHA TEMPLE |
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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 vantage point you need to observe the guard who is walking back and
forth on the ground ahead. As soon as he walks to the left, double jump down
there and immediately grapple up to the big wooden beam above you to avoid
being spotted by the stationed guard on the far side. Once on the beam, remain
crouched and look up again to the wooden platform above and to your left.
Grapple up there and while hanging, observe the guard up here. When he has
turned, climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #6) Now walk along the beam to the
pillar and observe the patrolling guard in front of the opening below you. Jump
down and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) Now enter the doorway and look up on your
left side for the grapple point. Grapple and hang there because there is a
guard patrolling just out of sight in the hallway on your right. Observe your
Ki meter and you'll be able to predict his pattern. Climb up and Stealth Kill
him. (KANJI #8) Now continue to the opening at the end of the hallway.

Look down and you'll see a ledge below you on the far side. Jump down there and
pick up the HEALTH POTION in the red box and then grapple up to the rocky ledge
right above you. Climb up and remain crouched. Now turn to your left and you'll
see a guard stationed between the 4 pillars ahead. Roll to the nearest pillar
when he is facing to his left and now simply wait for the opportunity to run up
and Stealth Kill him to. (KANJI #9 - NINJA MIND CONTROL unlocked) Now look up
and you'll see an opening that leads to another room. Grapple up to the beam
and when the guard on your right walks away, climb up and press yourself
against the rock pillar on the right side. Now wait for your chance to Stealth
Kill him. Now continue into the doorway at and head to the ledge around the
corner. Drop down into the lower portion of the room below and go to the far
end. Now look up to your right and you'll see an opening there. Grapple up
there and you'll see a barricade in front of you overlooking a long bottomless
pit. On the far side you'll notice two red boxes, one of which contains the
"Hidden Weapon".


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Getting the "FUGAKU SWORD"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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.


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.


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.



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| MISSION 9: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 1) |
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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.


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.



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| MISSION 10: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 2)  |
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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


<End of Rikimaru's Missions>





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| MISSION 1: RESCUE THE VILLAGE GIRLS |
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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.


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.



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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.



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| MISSION 3: ASSASSINATE THE TRAITOR HAMADA |
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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.


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 SMOKE 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.



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| MISSION 4: RETRIEVE THE YOTO SWORDS |
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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.


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.



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| MISSION 5: GO TO THE RED HOUSE OF ZENNOSUKE |
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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.


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.


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.


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.



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| MISSION 6: ESCAPE FROM AMAGAI CASTLE  |
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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.


WALKTHROUGH:
The mission begins with a countdown timer on the screen showing that you have
20 minutes to escape before poisonous fumes fill the castle and kill you.
Immediately run down stairwell and head down. At the bottom, crouch and roll
into the lower potion of the room to avoid being spotted by the enemy on the
other side and pick up the NINJA REBIRTH Item in the alcove. Now grapple up on
the other side and hang while you observe the enemy's pattern. When he turns to
walk to his right, climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #1) Now look at the
falling blades in the next room. Double jump through the room and climb up on
the opposite ledge while trying to avoid the falling blades. Now run to the
edge at the end of the short hallway and observe the moving gears below you
there. Double jump to the opening on the left wall and as you land immediately
crouch. Slowly move forward to observe the patrolling guard in the next room.
As he begins to walk to his right, double jump down and Stealth Kill him.
(KANJI #2) Now hug the right wall and slide over to the corner to observe the
Chibot in the next hallway. As soon as he turns, run out and slash at him to
Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #3) Continue on and double jump over the gap to the
other side and head around the corners until you come to the inner hallway
there. Now hug the left wall and peek around the corner at the wooden guard in
the hallway at the end. As he turns, run in and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #4)
Now notice the little half-moon carpet right there on your left side, that is
the secret trapdoor that hides the STONE OF POWER.


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Getting the "STONE OF POWER"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Press your back against this swivel door and the brief animation will show you
being brought into the room behind. You will also see that the ceiling is
rigged and begins to descend. Quickly grab the STONE OF POWER from the center
of the room and then run to the second door and press up against it in order to
be transported back to the hallway from where you came.


WALKTHROUGH CONT:
Now that you are back in the hallway, turn left and then immediately left again
and now jump to hang from the ledge in this room as you observe another Chibot
above you. As he turns to walk away, climb up and slash him for another Stealth
Kill. (KANJI #5) Now look up towards your right and you'll see a ledge that you
can climb up on to enter the next area of the castle. Once up top you will
notice a HEALTH POTION towards your right side. Avoid it as that entire side is
laced with floor traps. Instead, continue straight and drop down onto the one
ledge below you and crouch to remain undetected. Observe the wooden guard
patrolling the hallway beneath you. When he turns, drop down and Stealth Kill
him. (KANJI #6) Continue to the end of this hallway and then look down towards
your right at the room below. (Avoid the center hallway with all the little
black holes in the floor) Double jump over the spear traps to the other side
and then head left to see another drop down area with a stairwell in it. Head
down the stairs but hug the left wall before the bottom to observe a wooden
guard stationed in the corner of the room below.

When he turns as far to his left as possible, drop down from around the corner
and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #7) Now head across this room and pick up the
SMOKE BOMB and GRENADE from the floor before climbing up the other side. Once
you've climbed up the other side, look up towards your left to see the next
opening that you can climb up into. Climb up an immediately hug the left wall
and slide towards the corner to observe the wooden guard in this hallway. When
he turns, Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #8) Now look down the over the edge into the
next room. There is a beam in the center that you must jump on. As you do a
brief animation shows the door slamming shut while SMOKE BOMBS and GRENADES go
off below you. Walk to the end of the beam and then double jump through the
opening above the door on your right.

Immediately crouch when landing to avoid being detected by the wooden guard on
the far side. When he isn't looking, roll into the gap between you and him and
then grapple and hang from the far side to observe him from close range. Time
him and then climb up and Stealth Kill him. (KANJI #9 - FEIGN DEATH unlocked)
Now press your back up against the left door form the two in the right corner
and swivel through.

Immediately hug the left side of the doorway to observe the patrolling Chibot
in the next hallway and as he turns, turn him into history. Now hug the left
wall and peek around the corner to see the wooden guard patrolling along the
adjacent hallway. When he turns, run around and Stealth Kill him too. Now
simply press your back up against the swivel door at the far end there to be
brought to the next area.

Move to observe the wooden guard who is stationed atop the stairwell in the
hallway below you. Grapple up into the corner behind him and then land using
"R1". Now silently turn around and Stealth Kill him. Now head down the stairs.
Remain crouched at the bottom to avoid being detected by the wooden guard on
the opposite side and as he begins his walk towards his right, run and double
jump across and then climb up to Stealth kill him. Now peek into the next room
with the fire visible below it and wait for the Chibot to arrive. Observe his
pattern and when ready, dash in and slash him for another Stealth Kill. Now
head into the little room at the other end and observe the spear trap above the
doorway. Roll past the reach of the dropping spears into the dirt covered room
and then climb onto the scaffold on the other side to avoid falling through a
floor trap in here. Head to the far end of the scaffold by the next doorway and
then jump across so that you can hug the right rock wall and observe the wooden
enemy who patrols the room right outside the one beside you here. As he turns
in the doorway, run up and Stealth Kill him. Now look up at the beam above you.
Grapple up to it while avoiding the HEALTH POTION below as it is a trap. Hop
over to the next beam and then crouch and observe the wooden enemy below. When
he turns, double jump down and Stealth Kill him. Now turn left and grapple onto
the ledge next to the one from where you came and then pick up the HEALTH
POTION there in the red box. Now double jump to your right into the opening of
the wall and then drop down on the other side into an unguarded hallway. Now
simply run down the hallway and into the huge room at the end and walk to the
very middle of it to trigger the cutscene.


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 (For specific details please refer
      to my full FAQ/Walkthrough))


<CHOICE>
* Let Rikimaru fight Onikage
(OR)
* Fight Onikage yourself
</CHOICE>


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.



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| MISSION 7: RETRIEVE THE JEWEL OF HEAVEN |
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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.


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.


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Getting the "DOKUTO SWORDS"
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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.



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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.


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.


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.



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| MISSION 9: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 1) |
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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.


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)



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| MISSION 10: ASSASSINATE THE EVIL TENRAI (Part 2)  |
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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.


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.


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.


<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. NOTE: Tesshu has only 6 missions.



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| MISSION 1: ASSASSINATE NASU AND ECHIGOYA  |
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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.

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.



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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.


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.



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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.


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.



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| MISSION 4: ESCAPE FROM THE LIMESTONE CAVERN |
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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>



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| MISSION 5: GO TO THE HOUSE IN THE CEMETARY  |
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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.


Grapple up through the well opening above and walk up the incline towards the
hut in the center of the area.



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| MISSION 6: RETURN TO ZENNOSUKE  |
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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.


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.


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


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


<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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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.


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.



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| BONUS MISSION 2: DEMO LEVEL |
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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:
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.


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>


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.


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.





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PEOPLE WHO DESERVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

Riki maru        - For pointing out some errors throughout the FAQ.
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AnotherGamer     - For providing me with numerous little tidbits of information
^^^^^^^^^^^^       throughout the FAQ.

Selenia          - For several tidbits of information 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 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.

The X Factor     - For an easier way to beat Tatsumaru when playing as Ayame.
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Sorimachi        - For help on filling the Kuji meter in the Demo mission.
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And last but not least, Thank you to (YOUR NAME HERE) for reading this FAQ.
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