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Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny
Sony PlayStation 2
A FAQ/Walkthrough by CVXFREAK & ZoopSoul (David "Zoop" McCutcheon)
Copyright 2003 by CVXFREAK / ZoopSoul (David "Zoop" McCutcheon)
Version 0.9
February 1st, 2003
Email: FireEmblemPride@hotmail.com (CVXFREAK)
E-Mail: Zoopnova@aol.com (David "Zoop" McCutcheon)
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                           VERSION HISTORY                             

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FEBRUARY 1, 2003
It's David McCutcheon. CVXFREAK approached me about taking over the 
guide, and I accepted. Also, Completed the "Walkthrough" and 
"Characters" sections, as well as the "Weapons" section, and a huge 
chunk of the "Items" section is done. Added the "Coming Soon" to the 
File section, too. I've been busy! If you see the name "ZoopSoul," 
"ZoopNOVA," or "David 'Zoop' McCutcheon" anywhere, I'm all the same 
person. No confusion, no hassle. Keepin' it reeeaaal. Or something.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2002
UPDATE: Played the U.S. version, so I made some changes. Oh yeah, and 
the Russian Roulette is gone! 

AUGUST 20, 2002
UPDATE: I added more to the walkthrough, all the way to the area after 
controlling Oyu. 

AUGUST 18, 2002
UPDATE: I changed my e-mail address. Blame it on Klez. 

AUGUST 13, 2002
UPDATE: I worked on the walkthrough some more, after getting off my lazy 
behind.

JULY 5, 2002
UPDATE: After getting off my lazy behind, I started working on the 
walkthrough again. 

JUNE 18, 2002
UPDATE: Worked on the walkthrough some more.

JUNE 17, 2002
UPDATE: Worked on the walkthrough big time today. I covered the CAVE 
areas, and the PALACE that appears in the first Onimusha game. I also 
added more monsters.  

JUNE 16, 2002
UPDATE: I _FINALLY_ received the game! I started playing it, and I 
started the walkthrough. I know the FAQ is horribly incomplete right 
now, but that's because there is no language options (It's completely in 
Japanese, unlike Genma Onimusha and Onimusha: Warlords. But many of the 
sections have been worked out so far, and more work will progress 
throughout the summer.

JUNE 8, 2002
UPDATE: Added more to the FAQ.

JUNE 1, 2002
UPDATE: Ordered the game, formatted the FAQ.

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CONTENTS

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1. ONIMUSHA 2: SAMURAI'S DESTINY FAQ INTRODUCTION
2. GAME BASICS
   A. CONTROLS
   B. FIGHTING TACTICS
   C. HEALTH
   D. ORBS
   E. SAVING
   F. CHARACTERS
   G. WEAPON LIST
3. WALKTHROUGH
4. STORY
5. ITEM LIST
6. MONSTER/BOSS LIST
7. FILE LIST
8. MISC.
   A. ONIMUSHA GAMES
9. CONCLUSION

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1. ONIMUSHA 2: SAMURAI'S DESTINY FAQ INTRODUCTION

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This FAQ covers the American version of Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny 
for the Sony PlayStation 2. Onimusha: Warlords, Genma Onimusha, and 
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny are copyright 2002 by Capcom Japan. I 
don't own any of the rights to those games. 

This FAQ may only be found on:

www.gamefaqs.com
www.neoseeker.com
www.psxcodez.com

Those websites keep the FAQ up to date, and are the most visited 
websites based on the PlayStation 2 console. 

This FAQ was originally for the Japanese version, but since has been 
cleaned up and in line for the American version. CVXFREAK's lines are 
intended for the Japanese version and move correctly with the American 
version, and ZoopSoul's part is intended for the American version 
solely. Relax, and enjoy this walkthrough and extras.

Onto the FAQ.

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2. GAME BASICS

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A. CONTROLS
-----------

SQUARE: Slash sword
R1: Ready sword, before slashing with SQUARE
L1: Defense
START: Item Screen
SELECT: Options
CIRCLE: Confirm/Action button
X BUTTON: Absorb souls in battle
RIGHT ANALOG STICK: Access the map
D-PAD: Move character
FORWARD + SQUARE: Striking attack

B. FIGHTING TACTICS
-------------------

SLASH, SLASH, SLASH! 
Kill and don't stop slashing. You may end up kicking a few enemies, but 
press UP to keep slashing. Try to stab them when they're on the ground 
for an instant kill. 

IMPALE DOWNWARD!
Mention above and also one of the overlooked aspects of Onimusha 2 lies 
in the fact that, once your opponent is down, you can stand above them 
and, by pressing the Attack Button, you will take your sword through 
their body! This will instantly kill most any enemy.

ABSORB ALL SOULS!
Yes, they are crucial to your survival. The more orbs you get, the more 
upgrading you can do. If you're low on health, look for the ever-so-
important Yellow souls. This will definitely help you when trying to 
save your herbs and medicines.

LOOK FOR CHESTS!
Inside the chests are items which can heal Jubei in time of need. GREEN 
HERBS are usually what are in there, though you might see other items, 
too.

GRAB THE GOLD!
In the ground after killing monsters are gold. They have value, and rest 
in different amounts. You can use Gold to buy things at the Mart in the 
Village. Grab all of the Gold that you can!

SUPER JUBEI!
Possibly, if you've killed enough monsters, and absorb their souls, you 
might become SUPER JUBEI! Resembling Super Dante in Devil May Cry, he 
becomes way more powerful. Unfortunately, it lasts for a few seconds 
only. 

SPECIAL CHARACTER CHESTS!
If you see a chest that you cannot open with Jubei, it usually means 
that you need a Special Character to bust it open, such as Magoichi, or 
Kotaro. These chests are made specifically for the Special Character in 
mind, so don't bother with them if you're Jubei.

LET PEOPLE HELP YOU!
Every so often, some guy with a shotgun or a big guy will assist you in 
battle. They will help you, and in some cases, even help against bosses.

C. HEALTH
---------

YELLOW ORBS
These recharge your health. They come when Jubei's health is low. Try to 
collect these as much as possible. 

GREEN HERB
Like BioHazard/Resident Evil, this recharges a little bit of health to 
Jubei. You can transform this into MEDICINE by spending PURPLE ORBS in 
the MAGIC MIRROR.

MEDICINE
These can sometimes be found in chests, but you can upgrade GREEN HERBS 
to these by spending a certain amount of PURPLE ORBS.

D. ORBS
-------

After killing off demons and getting that symbol marked on your hand, 
you can absorb orbs that fly into the air. Here are the orbs in the game 
encountered thus far. Small orbs usually provide a little bit of what 
they offer, while middle sized ones offer moderate gifts. Giant ones 
offer a whole lot. 

YELLOW ORBS
These recharge your health. They come when Jubei's health is low. Try to 
collect these as much as possible. 

PURPLE ORBS
These fill up the gauge on the bottom. It is basically money used for 
powering up your swords and armor. Use these on MAGIC MIRRORS when 
powering up your supplies.

BLUE ORBS
Apparently, BLUE ORBS can be collected. Enough of them will turn you 
into SUPER JUBEI. 

E. SAVING
---------

In the game, there are MAGIC MIRRORS (a wooden cage with a blue light in 
it). The first option to select is SAVE. You will need a PlayStation 2 
Memory Card and 390 KB of data left to save the game. In the Japanese 
version, the first option is to save (when you examine the MAGIC 
MIRROR). Then select the first option given to you.  
 
F. CHARACTERS
-------------

JUBEI YAGYU
The main character, and not a pretty sight to look at, either. 
Regardless of his looks, his ass-kicking abilities are top notch. Jubei 
is a troubled man that is hell-bent on revenge for the fall of his 
village at the hands of Nobunaga. You will learn more about Jubei Yagyu 
along your journey...

LORD NOBUNAGA ODA
Nobunaga was once a great leader that was killed in a grave battle. 
Brought down to the demon world and resurrected as a future demon 
leader. Now the leader of the demon world, Nobunaga wishes to destroy 
every village that he can. This is the ghastly pale guy that you will 
see throughout the game.

OYU
Oyu is the leading female character of the game. Everything about this 
"Oyu" woman is a mystery, yet Jubei cannot leave her alone. If you wish 
to learn more about the fog-shaded Oyu, you will have to complete the 
game.

MOGOICHI SAIGA
My (Zoop's) favorite character in the game, Mogoichi Saiga is the gun-
slinging, Japanese Clint Eastwood character in Onimusha 2. You will know 
who he is, as he's the only character that uses a gun! He's also a handy 
partner to have in boss battles, and he's shrouded by a certain touch 
of... elegance.

EKEI ANKOKUJI
Everything that Mogoichi Saiga is, Ekei Ankokuji is not. Elegant? Nope, 
he's a drunk. Graceful? Nope, he stumbles. A hopeless dreamer, Ekei's 
dream is to become a feudal lord, and Mogoichi scoffs at his dreams. 
Needless to say, they do not get along. He also enjoys dirty magazines. 
Enough said.

KOTARO FUMA
Kotaro is the girlish ninja from the Hojo Clan. "Girlish?" you say? 
Well, he is. He feels as if Jubei should not trust Oyu, as he seeks past 
her sexy charm. This only shrouds more mystery upon Oyu's figure 
already. Should Jubei trust Oyu, or Kotaro?

GOGANDANTESS
"I am Goooooogandantess, the greatest swordsman of all demons!" shouts 
Gogandantess, upon EVERY FREAKIN' TIME YOU SEE HIM. Regardless of the 
funny way he talks, and his odd obsession with his sword, and the way 
his scary nipples look, he truly IS the greatest swordsman of all 
demons. Despite the fact that he is IS evil, you can't help but like 
him, and his honorable ways...

GINGHAMPHATTS
This is the monster that you will encounter several times in your 
journey through the villages, and into the hellish world of Onimusha. 
He's obsessed with killing you, which isn't very nice. You can tell who 
he is, considering he has more legs than the casual monster, and he 
welds a huge axe.

JUJUDORMAH
This is the absolutely hideous looking beast-woman-thing that has an 
infatuation with Lord Nobunaga. You may know her as "That scary lady-
monster with the Umbrella." Nevertheless, once you spot her, you WILL 
know who she is.

TOKICHIRO
This little old man is widely known for being a rare human amongst the 
demons. Not only is he the rare human, but he's also Lord Nobunaga's 
right-hand man. Whatever Lord Nobunaga requests, it is Tokichiro's job 
to deliver the goods. He's very intelligent, and is also known for his 
stint in the original Onimusha, as well. But the real question is: Who's 
uglier, Jubei or Tokichiro?

G. WEAPON LIST
--------------

YAGYU SWORD
A family legacy passed down from generation to generation, the Yagyu 
Sword is your basic and generic sword with little value. It is extremely 
weak and will not kill enemies right away.

BOW
This is your common Bow in the series. It's used for shooting Arrows 
(regular), or Fire Arrows. Obviously, you want to save these for those 
pesky hard-to-reach enemies that you will encounter along the way. Also, 
be sure to not waste the Fire Arrows!

TANEGASHIMA
Whooooooo doggy! It's a shotgun! Kill those bunnies! All kidding aside, 
the Shotgun is a choice weapon for those Arrow Shooters from far away, 
or if you're feelin' lucky, punk, you can also take out most boss 
enemies fairly easy with this gun-slinging... uh... gun.

BURAITOU
This will be your first "Prove Your Identity" weapon, and one of the 
most useful weapons in the game. The Buraitou is a nasty sword that 
takes a good nick out of your enemy here and there. If you enjoy using 
swords, this will be your prime weapon of choice. Enjoy!

HYOUJIN-YARI
This is the weapon commonly known as the "Ice Lance." It shivers with 
delight! This is a great weapon for ass-kicking in any size. This is the 
preferred weapon against those pesky ALLIGATORS and MASKED WOMEN. The 
special attack is to die for, as well. You will be zipping through the 
bosses in no time with this handy weapon by your side!

SENPUMARU
The coolest weapon to pronounce is the Senpumaru. It is also known as 
the "Wind Blade" by most gamers. It has the same effects as the one from 
the first Onimusha title, except Jubei's swing it with a tad bit more 
grace than his competition. Graceful or not, you can kick major butt 
with this bad boy.

DOKOUTSUI
Known commonly as the "Earth Hammer" amongst Onimusha 2 players, the 
Dokoutsui is one of the best weapons in the game, and is the strongest 
weapon in the game. By the time that you get this baby up to Level 3, 
you will have quite the advantage over the competition.

REKKA-KEN
A fire-drenched sword of pure power! This is the best weapon in the 
game, bar none. You will have to earn it in the PURPLE PHANTHOM REALM, 
though, which is no easy task!

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3. WALKTHROUGH

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HUNTING FOR POWER
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After listening to the prologue which documents the events in Onimusha: 
Warlords/Genma Onimusha, a war goes on in Yagyu Village. People are 
murdered, and snakes are everywhere. A lone warrior, Jubei, walks into 
the village. He sees a dead corpse, and hears a voice, calling him. 

VILLAGE
Run down from the camera angle and down a set of stairs. You'll see a 
cut-scene with a wounded man. Suddenly, the poor guy is attacked by 
three soldiers, engaging you into battle. You will begin battling them, 
so use your sword (Yagyu Sword) and slash them all to pieces. They fall 
after one hit, but get up after a while, so make sure they're dead. 
After the battle, run all the way down under a red entrance pier toward 
the forest area. Go through the door at the end.

FOREST PATH
Run to the left and kill a few more soldiers. Check the chest across the 
bridge for a YAGYU VILLAGE MAP. You'll hear someone calling Jubei, too, 
so follow the path. Go through a double door at the end.

SPRING
Watch the cut-scene by walking forward.  A door opens, and a woman 
(Jubei's mother) continues to call for your voice. To the left of the 
spring is a MAGIC MIRROR where you can save your game and upgrade, just 
like the first Onimusha. But for now, move across the stones and through 
the cave door. 

CAVE
Walk straight down the cave, and pass that purple glowing light. You'll 
see something rise from the ground, but continue down the cave. Go 
through the double doors at the end.

POND HOUSE
You'll see that a purple light turn into a woman, who has been calling 
you. She immobilizes Jubei and makes a symbol in his hand. She then 
tells a story and you get the CHARITY ORB and a file (PLAY 
INSTRUCTIONS), which tells about the controls in the game. To the left 
is a chest with a HERB inside of it. Like the Resident Evil/BioHazard 
series, GREEN HERBS heal some of your health. Return through the door 
you went through.

CAVE
Run back through here to the SPRING. On your way, you'll get attacked by 
a few soldiers, but this time after killing them, you can absorb their 
souls by pressing X after they die. That purple sphere you saw earlier 
contains souls that you can absorb. 

SPRING
Skip across the stones again, and there's a chest hidden in the trees 
with a GREEN HERB. Go to the MAGIC MIRROR. Watch the cut-scene, and 
you'll get a new sword, which I only the last part's pronunciation 
because it's Katakana. Watch the following cut-scene. You'll see a cut-
scene in the village. Jubei will be there, and will practically kick a 
few guys' asses. 

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VILLAGE EXPLORATION
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VILLAGE STREET
Run up the stairs you see in the distance.

VILLAGE MARKET
The chest nearby holds some kind of SPHERE in a holder. Run through the 
area and exit on the other side. 

VILLAGE BARN
Run around and talk to everyone, and then exit the room. 

VILLAGE MARKET
Run across back to the VILLAGE STREET.

VILLAGE STREET
Run across the area and through the open door at the end. 

GEAR HOUSE
To your left, flip a switch to lower a lift. Then turn right and run 
across until you hit a barrel. Slash it with your sword, proceed, and 
slash all other barrels with the sword.  If the lift rises before you 
can get on, use the switch pull again to lower it. Inside the chest is a 
CLOTH. Ride the lift up to a yellow chest with a BOW and ARROWS. Now 
ride the lift down and exit the room.

VILLAGE STREET
The chest nearby has a IMASHO MAP. Run left of the GEAR HOUSE and up a 
small flight of stairs.

FOREST STAIRPATH
Run up and kill every soldier you see. On the chest to the left is a 
TELESCOPE. Continue up the pathway and up the stairs.

WOODED AREA
Some man is blocking you from going further, so return down the stairs.

FOREST STAIRPATH
On your way back to the VILLAGE STREET, more soldiers will come, so kill 
them all and absorb their souls.

VILLAGE STREET
Run to the middle of the area and through an open door. It is a shop.

VILLAGE BUILDING
Run up and watch a cut-scene. Once it ends, go up the stairs in this 
room. You'll see a chest with a FOLDING FAN in it. Go back downstairs, 
and run to that spiked haired man. Run up to him, press start, and use 
the FOLDING FAN on him. You'll get a miscellaneous item from him. To the 
left of the stairs, you'll see a man guarding a door. Talk to him, and 
give him $100. You'll get a MOUNTAIN PERMIT. Run to an outside area in 
this room. There is a MAGIC MIRROR where you can save the game and 
upgrade your items. Upgrade your new SWORD. Exit the room.

VILLAGE STREET
Return to the FOREST STAIRPATH.

FOREST STAIRPATH
There will be more soldiers for you to battle, but Jubei will be able to 
take care of them by now. Run up to the WOODED AREA.

WOODED AREA
The man will now let you pass. Run up to the chest to get a BOOK. Run 
into the tunnel to see a cut-scene. Then run forward.

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CAVE AREAS
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WOODED CAVE
Run forward to the MAGIC MIRROR and save, and upgrade. Run forward into 
the tunnel to the left of the MAGIC MIRROR.

WOODED CAVE TUNNEL
The chest nearby has a SCROLL in it. Now run up to the other chest and 
there's a puzzle to solve.

************
CHEST PUZZLE
************

There are 4 arrows. There are 2 on the right hand side and 2 on the 
bottom side. Press the TOP ARROW on the right side, and the LEFT ARROW 
on the bottom side. You'll get another SCROLL. Now return to the WOODED 
CAVE. 

WOODED CAVE
Now take the tunnel right of the MAGIC MIRROR.

WOODEN BAMBOO TUNNEL
Walk up to the man and offer him your BERRIES. You'll get MEDICINE in 
return. Proceed further down the tunnel, and in the chest is a TUNNEL 
MAP. Proceed into another tunnel.

ALLIGATOR TUNNEL
You'll see a cut-scene with a new monster. It is the ALLIGATOR. The four 
of them are vicious, so watch out and use the TRIANGLE BUTTON as well as 
the SQUARE BUTTON to attack them. After killing them, proceed into the 
next tunnel.

ALLIGATOR TUNNEL 2
Run up, and kill more ALLIGATORS. When you reach a fork, take the right 
path. 

ALLIGATOR TUNNEL 3
Run up, and kill all the ALLIGATORS. You'll then watch a cut-scene where 
people help you out. The game will resume with someone helping you. 
Continue fighting off ALLIGATORS. After it ends, watch another cut-
scene. Follow everyone, after the cut-scene. 

CAVE TEMPLE
In the chest on the right is a SCROLL. Run up to the podium and you'll 
see a cut-scene. You'll get a new weapon. It's a LONG SPEAR. It is super 
powerful. Return to the previous room.

ALLIGATOR TUNNEL 3
Fight off more ALLIGATORS with your new LONG SPEAR. You'll get less orbs 
for using the powerful weapon, so switch to the SWORD you usually use 
just in case. Return to ALLIGATOR TUNNEL 2.

ALLIGATOR TUNNEL 2
Remember the fork? Well, take the other path now.

GLOWING OBJECT ROOM
Watch the cut-scene, and you'll see a YELLOW JEWEL on the ground. Grab 
it, and head to the glowing object blocking an exit. Hit it with your 
LONG SPEAR. Then proceed down. 

LONG TUNNEL
Run forward, and you'll see a chest with MEDICINE inside. Further down 
is a MAGIC MIRROR. Save and upgrade if you want. Further down is a stone 
door. You'll use a BLUE ORB to open it, so go through.

MACHINE ROOM
Watch the cut-scene with the first boss of the game.

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BOSS # 1: GINGHAMPHATTS
DIFFICULTY: HARD
Well, take your SWORD and start slashing the hell out of the thing from 
behind. When you take control of Jubei, make sure you hit it fast and 
hard. It will block many shots it's facing. Don't be afraid to use GREEN 
HERBS to heal damage. 

At some point, the vicious monster will jump, so move out of the way to 
compensate. Keep hacking and slashing. Use the TRIANGLE BUTTON sword 
move, too. It'll also suck you up, so try to defend against it, because 
it'll swipe you.

Eventually, the guy you saw earlier will show up to help, when the 
monster's really, REALLY pissed off. During the battle, don't forget to 
absorb souls. 

When the monster's pissed, don't be afraid to use the TRIANGLE BUTTON. 
It'll take a lot of hits to kill the monster. You'll need to use A LOT 
of healing items. 

Eventually, the monster will die after a load of assault. It'll give off 
a lot of orbs and jewels. Follow that guy into the tunnel.
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WOUNDED MAN TUNNEL
Run passed the wounded man. Head down another tunnel.

CHEST TUNNEL
Run down, and destroy the brown stacks to reveal a chest.

********************
ANOTHER CHEST PUZZLE
********************

Here is the order of the puzzle:

RIGHT ARROW, bottom side
TOP ARROW, right side
LEFT ARROW, bottom side
BOTTOM ARROW, right side

You'll get another scroll! Thanks to Enemy Zero for the solution in his 
PUZZLE SOLUTIONS FAQ!

The other chest holds some kind of SPHERE. Now exit the room.

WOUNDED MAN TUNNEL
Talk to the wounded man to see a cut-scene. You'll be back in the 
VILLAGE BUILDING.

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VILLAGE/CAVES REVISITED
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VILLAGE BUILDING
Return downstairs after the man gives you a RED RING. Save your game if 
you like and exit the room.

VILLAGE STREET
Return to the FOREST STAIRPATH.

FOREST STAIRPATH
Run down and you'll be attacked by MASKED WOMAN. They fight a lot like 
SOLDIERS, and are a little weaker in stamina, too. They like to flip 
away, though. Continue for the WOODED AREA.

WOODED AREA
Head into the WOODED CAVE.

WOODED CAVE
Take the right fork.

WOODEN BAMBOO TUNNEL
Proceed all the way down.

ALLIGATOR TUNNEL
Proceed all the way down again. 

ALLIGATOR TUNNEL 2
Kill everything in here. Then proceed to the next tunnel. In the fork, 
you'll get attacked by a SKELETON WARRIOR. Take the left fork.

GLOWING OBJECT ROOM
Those annoying monsters from Onimusha: Warlords and Genma Onimusha are 
back. The ROLLING MONSTERS do a lot of rolling around and hurt Jubei's 
health. Kick their asses with the LONG SPEAR. Those SOUL ABSORBING 
MONSTERS from the first Onimusha games are here, too, so kill them and 
take your souls back. Exit the tunnel.

LONG TUNNEL
Run down and use the MAGIC MIRROR if necessary. Then head into the 
MACHINE ROOM. 

MACHINE ROOM
You'll be forced to do more fighting, so fight all these monsters. After 
prolonged fighting, enter the WOUNDED MAN TUNNEL.

WOUNDED MAN TUNNEL
See that gold thing in the middle? Use that RED RING in the item screen 
and then head down the hole it creates.

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UNDERGROUND AREAS
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UNDERGROUND TEMPLE
Run forward to the giant door and after a cut-scene, fight off that 
GIANT TOAD. After you destroy two off them, the giant door will unlock. 
Go through.

SPIRALING STAIRCASE ROOM
Run up that spiraling staircase. You'll see a SKELETON MAN at the top. 
Use the TRIANGLE BUTTON to stop it. Climb the staircase.

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[GENMA] ONIMUSHA: WARLORDS PALACE 
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PALACE COURTYARD
Are we where I think we are? YES! We are in the infamous courtyard from 
the first Onimusha! Unfortunately, they are using the Resident Evil 3: 
Nemesis method of blocking off doors they don't want us to go through. 
Run toward the PALACE and you'll see a cut-scene. Then enter the PALACE.

PALACE
Fight off a load of ALLIGATORS. Look in the chest for the INCENSE gift. 
Take the door on the left hand side of the room.

BLUE ORB ROOM
Unfortunately, they took away the MAGIC MIRROR here. Absorb all the BLUE 
ORBS you can absorb. There is a puzzle here. 

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NUMBER PUZZLE
*************

Place the 2 TILE on the bottom left corner. 
Place the 7 TILE on the top left corner.
Place the 9 TILE on the bottom right corner.
I forgot the rest of the solution, but it shouldn't be hard to figure 
out. You will get the BRONZE MASK (RIGHT).

Return to the PALACE.

PALACE
Take the double doors now.

GUARDIAN ROOM
Kill everything in here, so you can gain access to the door directly 
across from the one leading to the PALACE.

PALACE CHEST ROOM
See the chest? It's another one of those PUZZLE BOXES...

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YET ANOTHER CHEST PUZZLE
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This time, there are 8 arrows. Try this solution:

BOTTOM ARROW, right side
RIGHT ARROW, top side
TOP ARROW, left side

You'll get a GOLD CREST. Head through the double doors now.

PALACE MAGIC MIRROR ROOM
Run down here, and kill everything. You'll also have to fight a METAL 
SOLDIER, in which the TRIANGLE BUTTON can only defeat. Save, and upgrade 
your items, too. Head through the door passed the MAGIC MIRROR. 

PALACE STAIRWAY
Run down, and kill all the ALLIGATORS. Then run up the staircase. 

TOP OF THE STAIRS
Run up, and a man will help you battle every monster in here. You'll 
then see a cut-scene involving a baby and his dad. You'll then watch a 
lot of drama. Take the double doors nearby.

PALACE 2ND FLOOR
Kill the monsters in here. Then take the door to the right of Jubei.

PALACE ROOM
Check the chest for a GREEN HERB. The shining item nearby is a PURIFY 
CHARM. Now examine the yellow wheel. Then return to the PALACE 2ND 
FLOOR.

PALACE 2ND FLOOR
Kill every monster, and then return to the TOP OF THE STAIRS.

TOP OF THE STAIRS
Go down the stairs.

PALACE STAIRWAY
Head to the door left of the stairs.

TABLE ROOM
See that dead body? Use the PURIFY CHARM you found on it, to get another 
BRONZE MASK (LEFT) on the ground. Grab it, and the YELLOW BOOK on the 
shelf. Exit the room.

PALACE STAIRWAY
Run to the PALACE MAGIC MIRROR ROOM.

PALACE MAGIC MIRROR ROOM
Run to those double doors. Remember the 2 BRONZE MASK PIECES you got? 
Use both of them on the door for it to open. 

MESS ROOM
Watch the cut-scene. Then kill the SKELETON MEN. After the cut-scene, 
check the chest in the adjacent area of this room for MEDICINE. head 
through the doors at the end of this room. They are down a small flight 
of stairs.

LAVA ROOM
Run forward to witness yet another cut-scene. Then you'll witness yet 
another boss battle.

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BOSS # 2: GOGANDANTESS
DIFFICULTY: HARD

CVXFREAK's Strategy:
This thing will avoid your attacks fairly easily. Also, normal attacks 
won't work. This is an extremely difficult boss. Just try to fight the 
monster off until that woman shows up. The battle is over...

Zoop's Strategy:
Don't even bother fighting it. Keep on guard at all times, and only 
strike it to defend yourself. You won't even injure him, so just play it 
out until it's over!
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LAVA TUNNEL
Run forward. Climb the ladder at the end.

PALACE YARD
Remember this room? It's another room from the first Onimusha. Examine 
the big rock in the middle of the room. You'll get the FAITH ORB. Use it 
on the big meteor in the room and then it turns into a metal horse. 
Watch the cut-scenes now. We are now back in the village.

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WEIRD THINGS HAPPEN
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VILLAGE BARN YARD
Exit this room.

VILLAGE MARKET
Run down this street and talk to a person with an Umbrella on their 
head. It is a monster, and you end up in the very first area of the 
game!

VILLAGE
See the broken door behind Jubei? Go through it.

HOUSE
Run up, and turn to Jubei's left. Kill the monster. There's another 
locked box to solve...

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ANOTHER CHEST PUZZLE... AGAIN!
******************************

Here is the solution:

RIGHT ARROW, top row
BOTTOM ARROW, right row

Exit the room after getting the GOLD CREST.

VILLAGE
Run forward and nearby is a MAGIC MIRROR for saving and enhancing. Run 
to the FOREST PATH.

FOREST PATH
Run forward and try to kill all the monsters here. Use the LONG SPEAR. 
Run to the POND HOUSE.

SPRING
Enter the CAVE.

CAVE
Run through the cave, avoid the monsters. Go through the doors at the 
end. 

POND HOUSE
Watch the cut-scene. Then pick up the RING OF TAKAJO on the ground. Then 
exit.

CAVE
Run back through here to the SPRING.

SPRING
Run back to the FOREST PATH.

FOREST PATH
Return to the VILLAGE.

VILLAGE
Go to the HOUSE.

HOUSE
Go to the room in the house, and there's a "wall" that Jubei needs to 
knock down with Japanese writing on it. In the kitchen area is a chest 
with a FORK in it. In the adjacent hallway is a door. Go through.

BEDROOM
You'll see a brown cabinet. Use the RING OF TAKAJO that you've got. Now 
you have to solve a puzzle.

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CABINET PUZZLE
**************
Ok if you mean the puzzle which you wanna input 4 kanji in right order 
then it was up 3 times,down 2 times,left 2 times,right 1 time. Gahleon

Thankfully, Gahleon from the GameFAQS Onimusha 2 Message Board helped me 
out with this one. The first option you get is UP. Press the UP option 3 
times. Then the second option, DOWN, should be pressed twice. Then press 
the LEFT option 2 times, and the RIGHT option once. A secret ladder will 
be revealed, so have Jubei descend into it.

UNDERGROUND TUNNEL
Run down the tunnel. You'll see a cut-scene where Jubei nearly falls 
down a trap, but luckily, he can jumps out of the way. Proceed forward 
(Jubei will jump over the hole). There are 3 ropes at the end. So break 
them, and a trap will be sprung. Run back to the hole and cross it so 
Jubei will be hanging on the edge. Wait until the blade bypasses Jubei 
so you can run down to where the blade was. To the right is the exit.

CLIFFSIDE
Save and upgrade your items if you must. There are crocodile creatures 
here, so be aware. After killing all the creatures, you'll see a chest 
you can't open. Along the way is a spinning blue wheel. Use your sword 
(second item in weapons section) and slash it for a NOBUNAGA'S 
KNOWLEDGE. Run forward, and up the ladder. Continue down the path and 
you'll see a blocked cave we need to unlock. Continue up the ladder 
nearby. Run forward and continue up the ladder.

MOUNTAINSIDE BRIDGE
Run across the bridge and use your ICE LANCE to kill those big 
creatures. They aren't hard to kill. Head down the stairs.

MOUNTAINSIDE PATH
There is a chest nearby you can open. Inside is a GREEN HERB which you 
might need right now, although you can save it. Head down to find 
another chest with a MAP inside it. Further down is a shrine of some 
sort. Have Jubei put his hand inside for another cut-scene. Jubei will 
get a new weapon, which is really powerful. I like to call it the BLADE. 
Nearby, you can save and upgrade. Try to upgrade your sword. 

MOUNTAINSIDE FOREST PATH
Test out your new WIND BLADE by killing every monster in this room for 
orbs. You'll notice that Jubei's gotten a little faster and his new 
weapon is really powerful. Go further along the path.

MOUNTAINSIDE ILLUSION FOREST PATH 
Go down, and you'll be presented with 2 paths to take. Take the path to 
the right. 

MOUNTAINSIDE FOREST PATH 2
Kill all the monsters here. Then proceed down.

MOUNTAINSIDE FOREST PATH 
We're back here again, but how??? (I smell another Devil May Cry here!). 
Take the left path this time.

MOUNTAINSIDE FOREST PATH 3
Kill all monsters, and then proceed down the path.

MOUNTAINSIDE FOREST PATH 
OK, defeat that yellow creature. Then the real path will be revealed. 
Continue down the next few pathways, repeating this pattern. Defeat all 
the enemies, the yellow creatures, etc. in order to get to the real 
pathway. Along the way, a lot of those SHIELDED WARRIORS will appear, so 
dodge them. (You should go back and save before proceeding).

MOUNTAINSIDE FOREST PATH 2
When the music changes, you're out of that stupid illusion. Move forward 
to watch a cut-scene with Jujudormah, the Umbrella woman. You'll then 
have to face Boss # 1 again.

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BOSS # 3: GINGHAMPHATTS #2
DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

CVXFREAK's Strategy:
He isn't nearly as difficult as before. What you want to do is hit him 
as much as you can, and if Jubei gets hit, heal him if you have the 
items. Use the BLADE because it is a very quick weapon against him. When 
he runs into the bushes, just keep running back and forth to avoid 
getting rammed by it. When it stops, just slash it like hell. Try to 
absorb orbs as you go, and eventually Jubei will defeat this evil 
creature. If it is too hard, try to get Jubei's BLADE to Level 2 so he 
can have more powerful attacks.

Zoop's Strategy:
One of the easier ways to keep a leveled head in this area is to listen 
and watch. If the leafs fall, that means Ginghamphatts will run a zig-
zag route towards or against you. Learn his patterns and you will know 
which direction he will come at. This battle is easiest with Mogoichi at 
your side ("Didcha miss me?" We sure did!), and be sure to hide in 
between the non-walking areas, so Ginghamphatts cannot get to you. Be 
ready to dodge his attacks, though, as they are VERY nasty if he 
connects.
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Once GINGHAMPHATTS is defeated, you'll get NOBUNAGA'S REIGN. run back to 
the Save Point and use all your Souls to enhance your weapons and armor. 
Move forward to save the game. Continue moving through the forest past 
where you defeated GINGHAMPHATTS. 

MONSTER LAKE
There is another Save Point. Kill these Serpent Creatures in the water. 
They aren't too hard. Run across the puddle through the door.

SPIKE ROOM
In this room, you should have a NOBUNAGA TROPHY. Insert it into the slot 
in the wall up ahead. Then take the path left of the lake.

DIRTPATH
Run forward passed all the monsters until you get to the blue spinning 
wheel. Equip the SWORD (second weapon in your weapons inventory). Then 
hack at the blue spinning wheel. Behind it is yet another NOBUNAGA 
TROPHY. This one is NOBUNAGA'S DIGNITY. Return to the MONSTER LAKE.

MONSTER LAKE
Run across the puddle through the door.

SPIKE ROOM
Run forward and pull the lever. Then you'll see three images of 
Nobunaga, that evil prick from the first Onimusha (and the start of the 
game). You'll notice those images are of the 3 NOBUNAGA TROPHIES you 
have. The order in which they go is COMPLETELY RANDOM, so best of luck 
completing it. If you miss several times, the spikes will try to crush 
you. Solving the puzzle will open up a stairway. Go back to the MONSTER 
LAKE and save your game; then go back here and descend down. 

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PROCEEDING FURTHER
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UNDERGROUND TUNNEL
Run forward and press TRIANGLE to defeat the big creature. Then go 
through the door. 

UNDERGROUND TUNNEL 2
Proceed forward. Then kill every monster including that green tentacle 
thing. Slash with the BLADE. Once they're all dead, upgrade your BLADE 
or any weapon or armor you want to upgrade, and then proceed forward. 
Save the game, too. Proceed through the door.

UNDERGROUND ROOM
Watch the cut-scene with that weird woman. Then you finally get to 
battle her. 

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BOSS # 4: JUJUDORMAH
DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

Now we get to battle her. Her umbrella serves as a defense mechanism so 
slash at her defenseless areas. She sends little orbs your way, which 
hurt Jubei. Keep attacking her. She can sometimes teleport but the room 
is fairly small so as long as Jubei keeps moving, it doesn't matter. 
Eventually, slashing and healing enough will kill that crazy woman. 
Jubei will get a lot of orbs and another one of those little BLUE 
SPHERES which Jubei is out to collect. 
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UNDERGROUND TUNNEL 2
Upgrade your weapons and armor with all the orbs you might have 
collected. Then save the game. Then return to the UNDERGROUND ROOM.

UNDERGROUND ROOM
Run to the little red button glowing on the wall and press it to reveal 
another tunnel. Go through. 

UNDERGROUND TUNNEL 3
In the chest is a GREEN HERB. All of a sudden, the room spews with gas. 
Run out of there as fast as you can. Then when you reach the outside, 
watch a cut-scene and Jubei ends up in a CAVERN.

CAVERN
Run forward to the chest to grab another scroll. Then examine that 
yellow thing in the room. Save your game as well. When examining the 
yellow thing, just say YES. Then watch the cut-scene to end up on a 
beach.

BEACH
Another cut-scene will reveal that swordsman from before, GOGANDANTESS. 
You'll have to battle him again.

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BOSS # 5: GOGANDANTESS
DIFFICULTY: HARD

This thing will avoid your attacks fairly easily. Also, normal attacks 
won't work. This is an extremely difficult boss. Just try to fight the 
monster off until that woman shows up. The battle is over... (Boss battle 
is basically the same as before)
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Watch the cut-scene that follows. Watch Oyu's cut-scene with Takajo, 
Jubei's fated mother.

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CONTROLLING OYU
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TEMPLE ROOM
Save the game in the left corner and to the right of the MAGIC MIRROR is 
a pathway leading down. Head down the pathway and up the stairs. 

BIG SHRINE ROOM
Run forward and kill those troll creatures that attack Oyu. Her sword's 
amazingly powerful. In the chest is some weird KEY PLATE. Return to the 
TEMPLE ROOM.

TEMPLE ROOM
Run to the shrine and use the KEY GATE to unlock the doors nearby. Save 
the game again and go through the door to the left. 

TEMPLE ROOM 2
In this room is a JOURNAL to the right. Kill all the CROCODILE SOLDIERS 
here and proceed down. Grab the sparkling item. I call it the PURPLE 
ITEM. Return to the TEMPLE ROOM.

TEMPLE ROOM
Head to the other door.

TEMPLE ROOM 3
Run through this tunnel, avoiding or killing any enemies. 

TEMPLE ROOM 4
Kill all the enemies in here. Grab the SCROLL from the shelf. Then check 
the chest for a MAP. Circle around the room for a MEDICINE. Then go 
through the door. 

TEMPLE ROOM 5
Press TRIANGLE and kill everyone in the room. Then go through the door.

TEMPLE ROOM 6
In this room, kill all the fish creatures to gain access to the ladder 
leading up.

AQUARIUM ROOM
Kill all the creatures in here including the WALL CREATURE. When they 
are all dead, check the chest for an ADARGA. Then go through the bright 
area by inspecting it.

FOG BRIDGE
Run down until the next room loads.

FOG BRIDGE 2
Run forward. Kill every monster here and then run forward.

FOG BRIDGE 3
Kill that big creature and move forward.

FOG BRIDGE 4
Ignore the enemies and move forward.

FOG BRIDGE 5
There's a MAGIC MIRROR and a chest. Save if you like. The chest has a 
NEW SWORD inside, so take it an equip it. Then move forward. 

BOTTOM OF FOG BRIDGE
Kill all the monsters in here with your Special attacks and get the 
SACRED FLUTE. Then go back through the FOG BRIDGE. Return to the 
AQUARIUM ROOM. 

AQUARIUM ROOM
Return to the BEACH now. 

BEACH
Talk to Jubei. Oyu will give the SACRED FLUTE to Jubei. If you got the 
necklace, Oyu will give all her souls to Jubei, which can help him 
upgrade by a lot!!   

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BACK TO JUBEI
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TEMPLE ROOM
Kill all the monsters here. You can kill those bow-and-arrow crocodiles 
by using the BOW AND ARROWS you got a long time ago. Put your hand in 
the "Prove Your Identity" slot to get your latest weapon, the EARTH 
HAMMER. Upgrade Jubei's WIND BLADE (it should be at level 3 by now if 
you've been following the walkthrough). Save the game as well. Now go to 
TEMPLE ROOM 2.

FAN ROOM
Run to the very end of the room, kill every enemy with the WIND BLADE 
and under the ceiling fan, press TRIANGLE to activate the ceiling fan. 
The lift nearby will start working. So ride it down. 

FACTORY ROOM
Run forward under the moving carts. Run forward to the door at the end. 

FACTORY ROOM 2
Kill all these robots and then check the chest.

******************
PUZZLE CHEST AGAIN
******************
This was fairly easy. Press the LEFT TOP, TOP MIDDLE and BOTTOM RIGHT 
arrows to get a SHOTGUN!

Near the chest is a ladder. Run across the walkway and down the next 
ladder, through the door.

TORTURE ROOM
Run forward and look at the puzzle drawer. 

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PUZZLE DRAWER
*************
 __ __ __ __
|  |15|14|  |
|__|__|__|__|
|12| 6|  | 9|
|__|__|__|__|
| 8|  |11| 5|
|__|__|__|__|
|  | 3| 2|  |
|__|__|__|__|
 
The numbers your presented with are 1, 4, 7, 10, 13 and 16. To get the 
next number, add 2 to them all. You must put the appropriate numbers you 
have in the appropriate space so that each diagonal and straight line 
going down and right equal 34. Figure it out like I did, or simply look 
at the chart ahead for the answer. 
__ __ __ __
| 1|15|14| 4|
|__|__|__|__|
|12| 6| 7| 9|
|__|__|__|__|
| 8|10|11| 5|
|__|__|__|__|
|13| 3| 2|16|
|__|__|__|__|

Once that's solved, you'll get a GOLDEN KEY. Return to the FACTORY ROOM.

FACTORY ROOM
Climb up the ladder nearby. Use the GOLDEN KEY to stop the machinery 
(good riddance). Now we need to head back down to the AQUARIUM ROOM. 

(EDITOR'S NOTE: From here on out, David McCutcheon will take on the 
WALKTHROUGH)

AQUARIUM ROOM
Upon entering, destroy the enemies in the area and kill the WALL 
CREATURE. Afterwards, equip the EARTH HAMMER and smash the JEWEL in the 
back of the room. Another WALL CREATURE awaits. Destroy it, then grab 
the CIRCLE KEY and climb the ladder.

TEMPLE ROOM 4
We're back here, magically. Don'tcha love hidden ladders? Now return to 
the FACTORY ROOM.

FACTORY ROOM
Ignore the demons and climb the ladder. Jump across the platforms and 
use the CIRCLE KEY in the door. Go inside.

LOCK PUZZLE ROOM
Grab Tokichiro's Memo #1. Investigate the statue, and a puzzle will 
ensue. Don't worry, as this is the easiest puzzle of them all. Move them 
in the order I present: 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd. 
After completing the puzzle, a portal will open. Go inside of it.

GIFU TOWER - TOP
Atop of Gifu Tower. Hmph. Why are these portals taking us everywhere!? 
Regardless, go down the ladder.

WINDING TOWER
What's this? A Puzzle Box. I have icons provided to show which arrows 
are where. The numbers atop/below/on the side of them tell you which to 
move IN ORDER.

   5 1
   * *
4 *   *
6 *   * 2
   * *
   3

Upon opening the puzzle box, you will get a TALISMAN. This will keep you 
alive if you die. Go down the stairs and watch out for the ARROW 
SHOOTERS. Get the GREEN WEDGE at the bottom in the chest, then Enhance 
and Save at the MAGIC MIRROR. Exit via the front door.

WATER WALKWAY
Go to your right and break the JEWEL with the LIGHTNING SWORD. Enter the 
door.

PHANTHOM REALM AREA
Grab the ARTWORK #11 on the end table, and TOKICHIRO'S DIARY on the 
floor. If you want (this is optional), you can enter the PHANTHOM REALM 
by standing over the GREEN FORCEFIELD and using the GREEN WEDGE. It's 
not as hard as the DARK REALM from ONIMUSHA: WARLORDS, but it's not that 
simple, either. If you decide to, make it to the final floor and collect 
the PERFECT MEDICINE and the PURPLE NECKLACE from the chests. Now exit 
the room.

WATER WALKWAY
Zoom over to the door opposite of where you are.

UNIQUE HALL
Grab the GIFU EAST AREA MAP from the chest and go through the next door.

OUTER WALKWAY
You'll more than likely get a helping hand out here in these areas, as 
the enemies are swarming. Follow the straight path and get the Cherry 
Key from the chest. Go through the door.

GIFU ENTRANCE
We're back here. We just keep revisiting areas, don't we? Go into GIFU 
PALACE

PALACE
Run straight ahead, avoiding all enemies.

GUARDIAN ROOM
Go to the locked door. Unlock it with the Cherry Key and go inside.

GOODIE ROOM
Inside of the GOODIE ROOM, you will find lots of goodies! Start out with 
the CRESCENT KEY, then grab the HUMAN AS FOOD file and ARTWORK #12, 
then, to finish the room off, unlock the PUZZLE BOX and grab the MAGIC 
JEWEL out of it. Here's the combination:

      2
    * *
 3 *   *
   *   * 1
* *

Now, backtrack to the OUTER WALKWAY!

OUTER WALKWAY
Destroy any enemies along the way to the locked door in the area. Unlock 
it with the CRESCENT KEY, then enter.

OUTER WALKWAY 2
Hit the JEWEL with the ICE LANCE. Once it cracks, go through the door.

WORSHIP ROOM
Grab the GOURD out of the chest, and go to the back of the room. See the 
portal? Go into it.

STONE CAVE MAIN
Grab the MEDICINE from the chest and go through the exit closest to the 
way you came in.

CLOSER HALL
If you're friends with MAGOICHI, you will watch a cut-scene featuring 
TOKICHIRO. Regardless if you're playing at JUBEI or MAGOICHI, you will 
have to go the same way and do the same thing for both of them, pretty 
much. Follow the path.

CLOSER HALL 2
Kill the enemies and carry on.

CLOSER HALL 3
Read the above. Get it? Got it? Good.

HIGH BRIDGE AREA
Destroy the WALL CREATURE to your left and lower the bridge. Cross the 
bridge and carry on.

STONE CAVE MAGIC MIRROR HALL
Collect TOKICHIRO'S MEMO #2, as well as the MAP, now Save your progress. 
Continue forward.

CLOSER HALL 4
Defeat any and all huge enemies and carry on.

FIRE MACHINERY ROOM
You will have quite the trouble brewing in this room, with those nast 
TOADS, and a MEGA TOAD. Take'em out with a few Specials on different 
weapons, or if you're MAGOICHI, shoot them from afar.

CLOSER HALL 5
Annoying ARROW SHOOTERS reside here. Kill them with the WIND BLADE. Keep 
going.

GREAT POWDER TUBE HALL
If you're MAGOICHI, crack open the SPECIAL CHARACTER CHEST. If not, 
ignore it. Grab the GREAT POWDER TUBE. If you're Magoichi, take it back 
to Jubei. A demon will take it away, but just kill him. If he disappears 
with it, exit the room and re-enter. He'll be there. If you're just 
Jubei, go and break the JEWEL with the WIND BLADE and go through.

BONE BRIDGE ROOM
An HERB and a PUZZLE BOX lie within this room. Here's the combination:

    5
    * *
   *   *
 2 *   * 4
    * *
    1 3

This will give you a POWER JEWEL. Use it. Now carry on and use the GREAT 
POWDER TUBE on the Stoned man. He'll give you a SECRET MEDICINE.

STONE CAVE MAIN
We end up back here. Go in the room that it started out in and thaw the 
unlucky stoned fellows and one of them will give you an item. Now you 
can Save and teleport back up.

OUTER WALKWAY 2
Head out the door and go left, then straight up to the next door. Go 
through.

GIFU LAKE
Go straight ahead without stopping.

RED SOUL SOIREE AREA
Funny name, eh? Defeat any enemies in the area and suck the souls away 
from the temple. Go through the next door.

STONE PATH
Follow the path that leads up to a stone object. Break it open by 
attacking it a few times. Grab the MEDICINE and go through the door to 
reach the WATERFALL.

WATERFALL
There's a SPECIAL CHARACTER CHEST hidden away in the waterfall. Watch 
out for the enemies, and carry on.

LODGE 2F
A safe house. Yay. Collect the HUNTING SCHEDULE document in the corner. 
Enhance at the MAGIC MIRROR and Save.

LODGE 1F
Get on the boat and drift away like Dobie Gray.

DOCKING PAGODA
Once you're out of the boat, destroy the demons and get rid of the WALL 
CREATURE. Go through the door.

INSIDE GUEST PAGODA
A couple of nasty log-swinging TOADS reside inside the guest house. I 
wonder if they were having tea? Send them back to Hell and collect the 
ARTWORK #13, FORTINBRAS BOOK, and the GOLDEN EVIL STATUE BOOK. Exit this 
room via the next door.

BACKROOM
Use the GREAT POWDER TUBE on the two hopeless souls to bring them back 
to life. Go through the door behind them.

ALTER PUZZLE ROOM
Another one of those easy steel puzzles again. Move them in THIS ORDER: 
3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 6th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 
3rd, 4th, 4th. Now enter the portal.

BLOOD POND
Go up the hill and collect the SPECIAL MAGIC LIQUID from the chest. Go 
through the doors.

SKULL 'N' BONES ROOM
Run through, killing the enemies along the way, and go through the door.

SACRED MAGIC MIRROR ROOM
Grab the MAP out of the chest. Enhance your weapons and Save your 
progress. Then go through the door with the Demon Skull on it.

CIRCULAR ROOM
In this big, circular room, there are lots of nasty enemies. Kill them 
with the LIGHTNING SWORD, if you wish, then continue on through.

MAZE ROOM
Inside the MAZE ROOM, there will be three paths. First, go to your 
right, into that hole in the wall. Follow this path and you will reach a 
PUZZLE BOX containing a MAGIC JEWEL. Here's the solution:

    3
    * * *
   *     * 1
   *     *
 4 *     * 2
    * * *
   
After this, use the MAGIC JEWEL, then kill the TOAD behind you. 
Backtrack and follow the path until you reach a fork in the road. Go 
left, and grab the HERB. Then kill the TOAD behind you. Now go right at 
the fork in the road to reach a fan. Get out the WIND BLADE and hit 
TRIANGLE under the fan. Get on the lift.

RUBBLE ROOM
Grab the SCARLET KEY and the ARTWORK #14, which is hidden in the rubble. 
Unlock the door and exit.

TEMPLE PAINTING ROOM
Yup, here again. Exit this room and enter the TEMPLE MAIN

TEMPLE MAIN
Go Save and Enhance, then go through the door.

FAN ROOM
Get on the lift and go down.

FACTORY ROOM
Ignore all enemies and dart across to the other door.

FACTORY ROOM 2
Ignore the ARROW SHOOTERS and dart up the ladder, and across the upper 
platform. Climb down the other ladder and through the door you go.

TORTURE ROOM
Use the SCARLET KEY on the door in the back. Go through it.

AQUARIUM HALL
Go down the hall and watch an insightful movie sequence.

EXPLOSIVE ROOM
Save and Enhance your weapons further (important), then go down and grab 
the GOGANDANTESS SHIELD file and the SECRET MEDICINE in the chests. 

COLLAPSING ROOM
Get prepared for an easy boss battle.

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BOSS # 6: GOGANDANTESS
DIFFICULTY: EASY

After the honorable movie sequence, as well as around eight thousand of 
Gogandantess' catchphrases, the battle starts. Go to the menu right away 
and find the SACRED FLUTE on the items list. Use it. If you read the 
GOGANDANTESS SHIELD document, you know that this will break Dantess' 
shield, which makes him guard you constantly. NOW the fun can begin!

Take out your WIND BLADE, first and foremost. Get near Gogandantess and 
use your Special Attack by pressing TRIANGLE. This will send a Tornado 
in the area you're in to destroy Gogandantess. Dantess is VERY weak 
against this attack, and it hits him a lot, so keep it in mind.

If you run low on magic, just bust out a different weapon and use your 
Special Attack with it. Keep in mind that Gogandantess is EXTREMELY 
agile in this battle, so using the EARTH HAMMER and ICE LANCE's Special 
Attacks are a complete gamble. The LIGHTNING SWORD, however, works 
fairly decent. This should easily be enough to take him down.
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After the battle, you will have to tell Gogandantess who he is. He's 
quite impressed with your skills, and leaves you with the RESPECT ORB. 
Four down, one to go. Go through the green door.

FIRE PIPE ROOM
This is a little maze of pipes, in which you can get special items. 
Climb the ladder and walk across the pipe to the very end, then cross 
it. Climb back up and you will reach an HERB. Go back across the area 
and go to the closest pipe to the ladder and walk back towards the 
entrance this way. Strike the pipes and back away, as they will explode. 
Open to the chest to get a MEDICINE. Turn a 180 and go across to the 
PUZZLE BOX. Inside is a POWER JEWEL. Here's the combination:

    3 5
    * * *
 4 *     * 
   *     *
   *     * 1
    * * *
        2

With that solved, you can now cross the platforms to reach the next 
area. Climb the ladder and go through the door.

BIG SHRINE ROOM
Put the RESPECT ORB in the BIG SHRINE. Watch the cut-scene.

AIRSHIP ROOM
Save your progress and investigate the ship. Watch the movie sequence, 
then you will be thrown into a "test," of sorts. You must turn both L3 
and R3 in opposite directions at the same time to lift the gate without 
it getting jammed. Watch the movie sequence afterwards... We're getting 
close to the end, but you could probably tell with all of these movie 
sequences.

AIRSHIP ENGINE ROOM
A MAGIC MIRROR rests in this room, so you can Save, if you really want 
to. Grab the MAGIC LIQUID at the end of the room, which you will want to 
save for the last boss, and solve the PUZZLE BOX for a MAGIC JEWEL. 
Here's that lovely solution to this brain-buster:

      2 6
    * * *
   *     * 
 5 *     * 3
   *     * 1
    * * *
      4

Now that's done, so let's go into the next room, shall we?

PANTRY ROOM
ARROW SHOOTERS and other demons await inside here. Take them out. Bust 
open a barrel and grab the hidden MEDICINE in the chest there. Now exit.

CONVEYER BELT ROOM
Dodge the ROBOTS on the conveyer belt and head straight up, then through 
the door.

CONTROL ROOM
Watch the cut-scene. Press the flashing RED BUTTON on the control panel. 
Watch the movie sequence.

KEEP TOWER
Look around the corner to find TOKICHIRO'S MEMO #3. Now Save at the 
MAGIC MIRROR, and enter the door.

DARK HALL
A few enemies are in here. Kill them and carry on.

DARK STAIRS
Kill the TOADS and grab the MEDICINE on the other side of the stairs. 
Now go up them.

CASTLE BALCONY
Ignore the enemies and go straight into the double doors in the middle.

CENTER ROOM
Kill the enemies and suck the RED SOULS from the shrine. Grab ARTWORK 
#15, then grab the PURPLE WEDGE. Now go up the ladder in the back of the 
room to meet a not-so-friendly Boss.

ROOFTOP
Uh oh. Houston... We've got trouble.

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BOSS # 7: BIG SOUL SUCKER
DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

This boss battle is a big different than most. Remember Dark World's 2nd 
Dungeon boss from Zelda: A Link To The Past? It's kind of like that. The 
boss will send small versions of itself to hit you, and when it does, 
defeat them each with your LIGHTNING SWORD. This will take good timing 
and nice accuracy.

Eventually, you will destroy every one of the little SOUL SUCKERS, which 
means that the mama wants to play! BIG SOUL SUCKER will come towards 
you, but at this point, it's not that tough of a battle, so don't worry 
too much. Just use your LIGHTNING SWORD's Special Attack a few times, 
and if you run out, get out the WIND BLADE and use its Special Attack. 
This will take care of it.
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Afterwards, collect the GOLD SCALE. Place the GOLD SCALE into the 
opening on to roof's gold statue. This will reveal the path to the 
gutter of the Demon World. Exciting, non? Now climb back down the 
ladder.

CASTLE BALCONY
Destroy the TOAD on the path to the Demon World. If you want the REKKA-
KEN, however, you might want to go into the SHACK ROOM before you enter 
the Demon World. Use the PURPLE WEDGE to access the PURPLE PHANTHOM 
REALM. Only good players should do this, though. Good luck! 
Otherwise/After, enter the FISH TOWER.

FISH TOWER
Suck up the MAGIC SOULS and Enhance/Save your progress. I HIGHLY suggest 
you save here, by the way. Possibly the toughest boss battle in the game 
is next. Afterwards, climb the ladder.

BRAIN TOWER
...Now you hear the voice of Ginghamphatts. When will he learn his lesson?

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BOSS # 8: GINGHAMPHATTS #3
DIFFICULTY: HARD

This battle is going to be a very tiring battle that will last longer 
than any other thus far, and possibly longer than the last boss battle. 
You should be relatively close to your transformation, and you may even 
transform twice, or even three times during this battle. It's best to 
attack without stopping when you do go into the transformation.

Use your Special Attacks on all weapons, starting out with the EARTH 
HAMMER. Once it is ran dry, switch over to the ICE LANCE. Why these two 
first? Because the LIGHTNING SWORD is a preferred "Finish The Job" 
weapon, and you will need the WIND BLADE for a future form of 
Ginghamphatts.

Ginghamphatts' attacks are pretty simple: He will stomp on you every 
nice and then, and he will swing that huge blade of his, just like the 
previous battles. One form, though, is his deadliest. He will split into 
two forms: His Legs, and his Body. You will want to go after his Body 
section, which will float in the air, with the WIND BLADE's Special 
Attack.

If you run too low on health, go ahead and drink some MEDICINE down. Be 
sure to save up at least 5 to 8 MEDICINES, or any variation of them, for 
the last boss, as he will be a tad bit tougher, and a LOT stronger, than 
GINGHAMPHATTS #3.
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After the battle, you gain the final orb: the STRENGTH ORB. Thank 
goodness we finally put an end to GINGHAMPHATTS. Absorb those SOULS and 
climb down the ladder.

FISH TOWER
Fill up your MAGIC METER with the MAGIC SOULS... You're gonna need all the 
magic you can get. ~ENHANCE~ and ~SAVE YOUR GAME~, as this is your FINAL 
CHANCE to. Go over to the Skeleton Elevator and put the STRENGTH ORB 
into the slot. Watch the movie sequence, and travel up...

DEMON RULER SHRINE
A kick-ass movie sequence ensues, and you're met by the final boss... LORD 
NOBUNAGA!

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BOSS # 9: LORD NOBUNAGA ODA
DIFFICULTY: HARD

At the very start of the battle, pause the screen. Catch your breath, 
make sure your health is close to full, and equip the EARTH HAMMER. 
Unpause and press TRIANGLE quickly. Use up all of your Special Attacks 
with the EARTH HAMMER, then quickly switch to the ICE LANCE. Once again, 
we use these two first due to a later form of battle.

As soon as you get done with the first two weapons, equip the LIGHTNING 
SWORD. This is our usual "Finish Him Off" weapon, but not tonight. We'll 
save the WIND BLADE for that. Hit Lord Nobunaga with the LIGHTNING 
SWORD's Special Attack before he transforms into the version that flies, 
which, I must admit, is NOT a fun battle.

When he starts flying, switch to the WIND BLADE. Use the Special Attack 
of the WIND BLADE while he is up above you. This will even lower him 
down towards you so you can get an extra hit or two. If you have 
regained enough magic on your other weapons, quickly equip one and use 
the Special Attack while he's grounded.

Keep in mind to use up all of those MAGIC LIQUIDS and other MAGIC items 
to regain your MAGIC METER. The most common form of Lord Nobunaga will 
be flying, so make sure you fill up with the WIND BLADE, and attack him 
very steadily. Eventually, he will fall to his death.

...or not? No, Lord Nobunaga Oda is not dead... He's only beginning. You 
will get sucked into the bowels of the Demon Lord himself, which is not 
very pretty, but nonetheless... Jubei Yagyu will permanently transform 
into the ONI version of himself for the rest of the battle. Oh yes, it's 
time to kick some booty.

When the battle starts off, be sure to keep hitting the SQUARE, which 
will fire missile-like objects at Lord Nobunaga's Armageddon-ish figure. 
This will hit different parts of Lord Nobunaga, weakening each part to 
the very last drop. Eventually, all of the parts will fall off, but it's 
not that easy...

The controls for this portion of the battle are quite screwy, but don't 
worry, you will get the hang of things very quickly. Two of the common 
attacks are the Boulder Horns, which consists or sharp boulders coming 
up from the ground and hurting you (you can avoid these easily, as pink 
circles appear before the sharp rocks do), and his Fireball trick. He 
will shoot three Fireballs, but you can eliminate them by shooting them.

The problems begin when he starts to walk towards you. If you get sucked 
up underneath him, it could easily kill you, so you must pay attention 
when to STOP attacking and run. To make matters worse, he will sometimes 
even have a Flamethrower that will damage you that goes from side to 
side, ala Onimusha: Warlords. You must NOT attack at anytime when Lord 
Nobunaga is walking towards you.

He also has the generic Laser attack, which is nothing to fear, however, 
his last set of attacks include freaky Large Heads that come out and 
zoom towards you. While these aren't much to worry about, the Shrunken 
Heads attack is. A series of Shrunken Heads will surround you, and not 
allow you to hit Lord Nobunaga. On top of this, they will spit Poison 
Gas at you after they block your attack.

After a while, this battle will end. The battle itself isn't hard, it's 
just when Lord Nobunaga does make contact, it stings. Badly. 
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Congratulations! You've beaten ONIMUSHA 2! Now go rock out to some of 
that J-Pop music from the demo! YEAW!

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4. STORY

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10 years ago...

A lone warrior named Samanosuke, and his companion, Kaede, went to the 
village, to discover than Princess Yuki was kidnapped. Finding his way 
through caves, monsters, and traps, he managed to find Princess Yuki and 
a boy she took care of, and gets lost in a battle with an insane beast. 

No one knows what ever happened to Samanosuke... but at the end, he's 
seen, overlooking a castle, alive. 

Now, 10 years later...

NOTE: This is judging from the scenes in the game. If anyone has a 
translated synopsis, please tell me!

A village in feudal Japan starts the day off as usual, until an army 
attacks it. People are killed one by one. A woman, protecting her child, 
is stomped on. People try to aimlessly defend the village, but people 
are burned, skewered and murdered, gruesomely. 

A lone warrior, Yagyu Jubei, walks into the village, angry at what 
happened, and vows to get revenge. He hears a woman call his name, and 
follows the noise to a cave, where he is granted powers to absorb 
spirits, and save the village.

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5. ITEM LIST

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This is a list of unique items you can only find once or twice in the 
game, NOT herbs. Remember that if it's found in the Village Store, it 
may be on one of the three trips, not just the first. Note that if you 
want to include a missing item from this list, please e-mail David 
McCutcheon at Zoopnova@aol.com. Be SURE to include the CORRECT ITEM NAME 
and the CORRECT LOCATION based on the room's name that THIS guide 
provides. If you do not include the CORRECT location, your mail will be 
DISGARDED. For easy access of where the items are, press and hold 
Control, then press F. Type out the room name and this will search the 
FAQ. Thank you and enjoy.

*****************************************************
ITEM --------------------------------------- LOCATION
*****************************************************
ABACUS -------------------------------- JUBEI'S HOUSE
*****************************************************
ADARGA -------------------------------- AQUARIUM ROOM
*****************************************************
ARTWORK #10 --------------- JUBEI'S HOUSE (BACK AREA)
*****************************************************
ARTWORK #11 --------------------- PHANTHOM REALM ROOM
*****************************************************
ARTWORK #13 --------------------- INSIDE GUEST PAGODA
*****************************************************
ARTWORK #14 ----------------------------- RUBBLE ROOM
*****************************************************
ARTWORK #15 ----------------------------- CENTER ROOM
*****************************************************
ARTWORK #16 ---------------- VILLAGE STORE (100 Gold)
*****************************************************
ARTWORK #17 ---------------- VILLAGE STORE (100 Gold)
*****************************************************
BLUE BRACELET -------------------- CLIFFSIDE (KOTARO)
*****************************************************
BLUE PARROT ---------------- VILLAGE STORE (500 Gold)
*****************************************************
BLUE STONE POLE - LAST LEVEL OF KOTARO'S DARK REALM 1
*****************************************************
BLUE WEDGE ------ LAST LEVEL OF KOTARO'S DARK REALM 2
*****************************************************
BRONZE MASK (LEFT) ----------------------- TABLE ROOM
*****************************************************
BRONZE MASK (RIGHT) ------------------- BLUE ORB ROOM
*****************************************************
CHALK --------------- Man inside of the VILLAGE STORE
*****************************************************
CHARITY ORB ------------------------------ POND HOUSE
*****************************************************
CHERRY KEY ---------------------------- OUTER WALKWAY
*****************************************************
CIRCLE KEY ---------------------------- AQUARIUM ROOM
*****************************************************
CLOTH ------------------------------------ GEAR HOUSE
*****************************************************
CONCH SHELL ---------------- VILLAGE STORE (300 Gold)
*****************************************************
CRESCENT KEY ---------------------------- GOODIE ROOM
*****************************************************
CRYSTAL BALL --------------- SPIRALING STAIRCASE ROOM
*****************************************************
EGG ------------------------- VILLAGE STORE (50 Gold)
*****************************************************
FAIRY TALE BOOK ------------ VILLAGE STORE (200 Gold)
*****************************************************
FAITH ORB ------------------------------- PALACE YARD
*****************************************************
FOLDING FAN ------------------- VILLAGE BUILDING (2F)
*****************************************************
FORK ---------------------------------- JUBEI'S HOUSE
*****************************************************
FOUR GUARDIANS (LEFT) ----- JUBEI'S HOUSE (BACK AREA)
*****************************************************
FOUR GUARDIANS (RIGHT) ---------------- JUBEI'S HOUSE
*****************************************************
FUDO LEG GUARDS (EKEI) ----- VILLAGE STORE (800 Gold)
*****************************************************
GOURD ---------------------------------- WORSHIP ROOM
*****************************************************
GREAT POWDER TUBE ------------ GREAT POWDER TUBE HALL
*****************************************************
GREEN WEDGE --------------------------- WINDING TOWER 
*****************************************************
GRILLED FISH --------------- VILLAGE STORE (100 Gold)
*****************************************************
HAIR ORNAMENT -------------- VILLAGE STORE (300 Gold)
*****************************************************
HISTORY BOOK VOL. 1 ----------------- PALACE STAIRWAY
*****************************************************
HISTORY BOOK VOL. 4 --------------------- WOODED AREA
*****************************************************
HISTORY BOOK VOL. 5 -------- VILLAGE STORE (100 Gold)
*****************************************************
HISTORY BOOK VOL. 10 ------- VILLAGE STORE (100 Gold)
*****************************************************
HONESTY ORB -------------------- JUJUDORMAH BOSS ROOM
*****************************************************
GLOBE -------------------------------- VILLAGE MARKET
*****************************************************
GOLD SCALE ---------------------------------- ROOFTOP
*****************************************************
GOLDEN KEY ---------------------------- TEMPLE ROOM 7
*****************************************************
INCENSE -------------------------------------- PALACE
*****************************************************
KALEIDOSCOPE -------------------------- JUBEI'S HOUSE
*****************************************************
KEIMYO HACHIMAKI (KOTARO) -- VILLAGE STORE (800 Gold)
*****************************************************
LEMON ---------------------- VILLAGE STORE (200 Gold)
*****************************************************
LOVE POTION ---------------- VILLAGE STORE (500 Gold)
*****************************************************
MAGNETIC COMPASS ----------- VILLAGE STORE (300 Gold)
*****************************************************
MIRROR --------------------------------- CHEST TUNNEL
*****************************************************
MOUNTAIN PERMIT --------------- VILLAGE BUILDING (1F)
*****************************************************
NOBUNAGA'S DIGNITY ------------------------- DIRTPATH
*****************************************************
NOBUNAGA'S KNOWLEDGE ---------------------- CLIFFSIDE
*****************************************************
NOBUNAGA'S REIGN ------- GINGHAMPHATTS #2 FOREST PATH
*****************************************************
OOLONG TEA ---------------- JUBEI'S HOUSE (BACK AREA)
*****************************************************
PLANT BOOK ----------------- VILLAGE STORE (200 Gold)
*****************************************************
PURIFY CHARM ---------------------------- PALACE ROOM
*****************************************************
PURPLE NECKLACE ---------------------- PHANTHOM REALM
*****************************************************
PURPLE WEDGE ---------------------------- CENTER ROOM
*****************************************************
RED BRACELET ---------------------- TEMPLE ROOM (OYU)
*****************************************************
RED PARROT ----------------- VILLAGE STORE (500 Gold)
*****************************************************
RED RING ------------------------- WOUNDED MAN TUNNEL
*****************************************************
RED STONE POLE -- LAST LEVEL OF KOTARO'S DARK REALM 2
*****************************************************
RED WEDGE ------------------------ CLIFFSIDE (KOTARO)
*****************************************************
RESPECT ORB ------------------- 3RD GOGANDANTESS ROOM
*****************************************************
RING OF TAKAJO --------------------------- POND HOUSE
*****************************************************
SACRED FLUTE ------------------- BOTTOM OF FOG BRIDGE
*****************************************************
SALT ------------------------ VILLAGE STORE (50 Gold)
*****************************************************
SCARLET KEY ----------------------------- RUBBLE ROOM
*****************************************************
SILVER ARMOR (OYU) --------- VILLAGE STORE (800 Gold)
*****************************************************
STEALTH ARMOR (KOTARO) ---------- RIVER AREA (KOTARO)
*****************************************************
STRENGTH ORB --------------- FINAL GINGHAMPHATTS ROOM
*****************************************************
TELESCOPE -------------------------- FOREST STAIRPATH
*****************************************************
TENGU MASK ----------------------------- HORSE STABLE
*****************************************************
UNIQUE MUSHROOM ----------------------- TEMPLE ROOM 4
*****************************************************
VODKA ---------------------- VILLAGE STORE (300 Gold)
*****************************************************
WESTERN BOOTS (MAGOICHI) --- VILLAGE STORE (800 Gold)
*****************************************************
WONDER FLOWER -------------- VILLAGE STORE (200 Gold)
*****************************************************

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6. MONSTER/BOSS LIST
 
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SOLDIER
Wielding a sword, these guys are a little hard to kill. Slash them up 
repeatedly and try to stab them when they're on the ground. They give 
moderate amounts of orbs.

ALLIGATOR
These are pretty dangerous, but not too dangerous as a whole. Quickly 
slash at them for more souls, and use the TRIANGLE BUTTON on them. There 
are a lot of them in areas.

ARROW SHOOTERS
These pesky suckers will attack from afar, and will more than likely do 
more damage to you than all of the regular enemies in the game. Why, you 
ask? Because it's hard to attack them when they hide way above towards 
the sky! Take'em out with the SHOTGUN, or the BOW.

MASKED WOMAN
They fight a lot like SOLDIERS, and are a little weaker in stamina, too. 
They like to flip away, though. Attack them with the LONG SPEAR for 
maximum results.

SKELETON WARRIORS
These guys are tough, but not too tough when you use Jubei's special 
attack through the TRIANGLE BUTTON. They inflict a lot of pain, but an 
aggressive special attack will kill them before they can realize what 
hit them.

ROLLING MONSTERS
Like the first Onimusha, their attacks when rolling are hard to avoid. 
Use the LONG SPEAR against them to stop them in their tracks, and then 
hit them fast and hard when they're vulnerable. 

SOUL ABSORBING MONSTERS
They might be too high for Jubei to kill, but try using the LONG SPEAR. 
After they die, which is a fairly easy thing to do, they release the 
souls they stole from you. Capture the souls. 

SHEILDED WARRIOR
These guys are great at blocking Jubei's attacks. So use Jubei's special 
attacks with the TRIANGLE BUTTON to kill them instantly.

GIANT GENIE CREATURES
These guys are big, but they can still get hurt easily. Hit them fast 
before they hit Jubei with those logs they wield. They give a 
considerable amount of orbs.

YELLOW FLYING CREATURE
These guys appear in the forest. They are easy to defeat. 

ROBOT
You will find these Robot-like demon produces in the Factory areas. They 
reproduce demons like crazy, so keep in mind to attack them swiftly. If 
you don't get the battle over quickly, you will have more than a handful 
to deal with.

WALL CREATURES
These Wall Creatures can take a heavy beating and still beat you up. 
You'll need a whole lot of bad-assness in your system to tackle these 
monsters with little to no damage received. A Special attack with the 
ol' Lightning Sword will take them down quite a bit.

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7. FILE LIST

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COMING SOON!

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8. MISC.

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A. ONIMUSHA GAMES
-----------------

ONIMUSHA 2: SAMURAI'S DESTINY
RELEASE DATE: March 2002 (Japan); August 2002 (USA)
PLATFORM: Sony PlayStation 2
One of the best looking PlayStation 2 games, Onimusha 2: Samurai's 
Destiny, has been the best selling PS2 game in 2002. Featuring character 
Jubei Yagyu (or Yagyu Jubei, my interpretation of the Japanese speech is 
weak), you sword sling through the game once again. 

ONIMUSHA: WARLORDS
RELEASE DATE: Spring 2001
PLATFORM: Sony PlayStation 2
Onimusha: Warlords is an action game in feudal Japan. Featuring 
Samanosuke, he had to rescue Princess Yuki. The game was extremely 
successful; it was the first PS2 game to sell 1 Million in Japan and the 
US. Though the graphics seemed a little dated compared to Resident Evil 
CODE: Veronica X (released for the PS2 and Dreamcast around the same 
time in Japan), it was because the game was meant to be on both 
PlayStation and N64. Since then, it has spawned re-releases under the 
"Mega Hits" label in Japan, the "Greatest Hits" label in the US and the 
"Platinum" label in Europe.

GENMA ONIMUSHA
RELEASE DATE: Early 2002
PLATFORM: Microsoft XBOX
Microsoft decided to enter the console wars in early 2001. Their ultra-
powerful XBOX can do graphical effects the PlayStation 2 can't do. 
Capcom, being the company they are, usually takes advantage of their 
more successful games- by porting them to another console. And with the 
XBOX's awesome power, they did just that. Making the game much more 
difficult and adding new graphical effects, bosses, etc., Capcom re-
released the game for XBOX. It is basically the hardest version yet. If 
Genma Onimusha were translated, it would mean Extremely Difficult Demon 
Slaying (correct me if I'm wrong; my Japanese is weak). It says it all- 
this is ultimately a harder version of the PS2 Onimusha: Warlords.  


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9. CONCLUSION

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Note that since I, ZoopSoul (David McCutcheon, or ZoopNOVA on IGN), have 
taken over, the game has been translated in most matters to the English 
version of the game. This includes the names of Characters, Weapons, 
Items, Bosses, etc. So the Japanese translations are no longer needed. I 
must admit, working with CVXFREAK is a dream come true, and I didn't 
have to do much with the guide to perfect it. This is my first joint 
venture in FAQing, and I'm happy to say it has been fun. Thanks to 
everyone. - David "Zoop" McCutcheon

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THANKS TO:
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CVXFREAK would like to thank:

-Capcom Japan, for creating this game, and releasing it. 

-Sony, for releasing the Sony PlayStation 2. 

-Jeff "CJayC" Veasey, the webmaster of GameFAQS, for posting this 
document on the best gaming site, ever, gamefaqs.com.

-Peter Judson, from NeoSeeker, for posting this on NeoSeeker. NeoSeeker 
rocks, too! 

-PSXCodez for posting this document on psxcodez.com. 

-Stephen Ng from IGN for posting this on IGN.

-Muni Shinobu, for his Walkthrough aided me with that yellow creature in 
the forest. 

CVXFREAK
FireEmblemPride@hotmail.com

ZoopSoul would like to thank:

*CVXFREAK was letting me finish the guide. It's been fun.
*Jess Hawkins for buying me this game for Christmas. You rock, hun.
*My girlfriend, Valerie Meerschaert. She keeps talking about writing a 
Barbie Super Model FAQ. More power to you, babe.
*Capcom for creating such a great series
*Jeff Veasey and Stephen Ng. Great guys.
*The GameFAQs Onimusha 2 board, in general. Thanks guys!
*Coldplay, for making great, emotional music that puts me in the writing 
mood.

David "Zoop" McCutcheon
zoopnova@aol.com

This FAQ is copyright 2003 by CVXFREAK / David McCutcheon. Any 
unauthorized copying, profit or solicitation of this document will be 
grounds for us suing you. You've been clearly warned.