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Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Mission Mode Guide V 0.5
by Faust II
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VERSION HISTORY
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V0.5- About halfway done, and I've got strategies for the Practice, D-Rank,
and C-Rank missions.
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CONTENTS
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1) Introduction, Techniques, and Helpful Tips
2) Practice-Rank Missions
3) D-Rank Missions
4) C-Rank Missions
5) B-Rank Missions
6) A-Rank Missions
7) S-Rank Missions
8) Credits

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Introduction, Techniques, and Helpful Tips
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Hello there!  I'm glad your reading this, cause it's going to make this a lot
easier for you and me.

The Mission mode of Ultimate Ninja is probably the most difficult of modes,
if you don't know what your doing.  First, I suggest you unlock all the
basic characters by completing their stories.  Orochimaru is a very good
character to use in Mission mode.

Quite a few missions are similar, and require you to do a few basic things,
mainly Substitution Jutsus, Sustitution Sequences, and Air Combos.  The game
is very vague, too, so here is a quick rundown of the most common Conditions:

Substitution Jutsu:
This is where your character teleports behind the enemy when they attack,
leaving a small log where you once were.  You do this by tapping the Guard
button when an opponents attack hits you.  It is somewhat difficult to time
at first, as you must hit guard the exact moment the attack lands.  On
missions that require Substitution Jutsus, you'll just have to be patient and
try until you do it.

Substitution Sequences:
The game calls these Additional Hits/Additional Blows, and they are small
cutscene sequences where you and your opponent repeatedly Substitute behind
each other, until one hits the other.  These are activated when you knock an
opponent into and open area and hit the O button repeatedly after they go
flying.  The easiest way to do them is to throw the opponent (Back+O),
then rapidly press O after you throw them.

Air Combos:
Some missions require that you use no techniques on land or water.  This
means that you can only use air combos to damage the enemy.  You can just
jump into the air and start attacking, but that doesn't work much.  The
best way to do them is to Dash (X, X), then start attacking.  when you Dash,
you go into the air, but remain low enough that your entire combo will be able
to hit.

Now, on to the actual missions.

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Practice-Rank Missions
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*Excercise #1*

Reward: 3000 ryo
Opponent:

Condition #1: Win the battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.

Strategy:  Pretty straightforward.  Win within 30 counts, with is roughly
90 seconds.  Just pick your best character and have at it.

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*Exercise #2*

Reward: 2000 ryo
Opponent:

Condition #1: Win the battle.
Condition #2: Possess a "Special Ninja Tools."

Strategy:  This is a simple battle.  You must defeat the enemy, and have a
Special Ninja Tool, which is one of those Golden Shuriken you find on the
map. You can either wait for you partner to give you one, you can smash
objects on the map to get one, or use one from your collection.
Once you have one, hold onto it and defeat the enemy.

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*Exercise #3*

Reward: 2000 ryo
Opponent:

Condition #1: Win the battle.
Condition #2: Possess a "The Weight of Gut."

Strategy:  This battle is just like the last one, but instead of a
Gold Shuriken, you must pick up one of the small eraser-like objects,
which are weights.  Just like last one, you can wait for one from your
teammate, smash objects, or use one from your collection.

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*Exercise #4*

Reward: 3000 ryo
Opponent:

Condition #1:  Win the battle.
Condition #2:  Preserve 50% of life.

Strategy:  Just like your first match, simply pick your best
character and try to win.

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*Exercise #5*

Reward: 3000 ryo
Opponent:

Condition #1:  Win the battle.
Condition #2:  Preserve 50% of life.

Strategy:  Exactly like the last match, simply pick your best
character and try to win.

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D-Rank Missions
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*Capture the Lost Pet, Tora*

Reward: 4000 ryo
Opponent: Rock Lee

Condition #1:  Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.

Strategy:  Just like so many missions before it.  Simple to understand.
Just kick the crap out of Rock Lee within 30 counts.

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*Errand to the Next Town*

Reward: 4000 ryo
Opponent: Neji

Condition #1:  Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Defeat the enemy using a level 2 Secret Technique.

Strategy:  Now the missions start to get interesting.  In order to win,
you must finish the enemy off with a level 2 Secret Technique.  Just use
your best character to whittle the enemy's health down to about 20%
(You might want to use your Lv 1 Secret Tech near the beginning),
then pull your Lv 2 out on them when you get a chance.  Easy win.

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*Help Dig for Potatoes*

Reward: 4000 ryo
Opponent: Shikamaru

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Preserve a Level 3 Chakra.

Strategy:  This is rather simple.  All you need to do is have a
full Chakra bar when you defeat Shikamaru.  Do whatever you need
to get him low on health, then restore any Chakra you may have lost.
Now just finish him off with a good combo.

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*Bring Back the Honorable Grandson*

Reward: 5000 ryo
Opponent: Naruto

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy using a Level 1 Secret Technique.

Strategy:  Just like the Errand to the Next Town.
Get Naruto's health down to about 20%,
(You can use your Level 2 Secret Tech to get him low), then just bust out
your Lv 1 when his guard is down to finish him off.

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*Baby Sitting the Councilor's Son*

Reward: 6000 ryo
Opponent: Sasuke

Condition #1:  Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Defeat the enemy by using a Level 3 Secret Technique.

Strategy:  Just like the mission before, only this time you need to use a
Lv 3 technique.  Since it's a Lv 3 move, I don't suggest using any other
Secret Techniques, but you'll probably only need to bring Sasuke down to
25-30% health for it to finish him off.

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*Escort the Super Famous Bridge Builder*

Reward: 6000 ryo
Opponent: Zabuza

Condition #1:  Fight until Time is up.
Condition #2:  Preserve more than 80% of life.

Strategy:  This one is moderately difficult.  What you need to do is just
survive against Zabuza until time is up.  The reason it is difficult is
because you may get the urge to kill him before time is up.  Just keep
away from him until the time runs out, and block all his attacks so you
don't lose too much health.

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*Training with Sasuke*

Reward: 6000 ryo
Opponent: Sasuke

Condition #1:  Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Climb up the wall for 2 counts.

Strategy:  This is an interesting one.  You simply need to defeat
Sasuke, but at some point during the match, you must remain on a wall
for 2 counts (approx. 6 seconds) non-stop.  The easiest way to do this
is to go to the background plane, then climb the wall farthest from
Sasuke.  stay low, because he will throw Shuriken at you.  When he does,
just climb the wall a little bit so they miss you.  Once you remain on
the wall for 2 counts, a message will pop up informing you.
Now just kill Sasuke.

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*Training with Sakura*

Reward: 6000 ryo
Opponent: Sakura

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Climb up the wall for more than 3 counts.
Condition #3: Preserve Chakra above Level 2.

Strategy:  Similar to the last mission, except you must remain
on the wall longer and have at least Lv 2 Chakra when you finish
Sakura off.  Just go to the background, and climb up the wall furthest
from Sasuka, and stay low.  When she throws shuriken, just climb the
wall enough to dodge them.  Stay on until the message tell you that
you've met the condition, then battle Sakura. Do whatever you need,
but try not to use too many jutsu, or a Special Technique higher than
Level 1.  Get her low on health, check to make sure you have a
Level 2 Chakra, and finish her off.

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*A Tug-of-War on the Bridge*

Reward: 8000 ryo
Opponent: Haku

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.
Condition #3: Give more than 3 additional hits to the enemy.

Strategy:  The conditions are somewhat vague for this one. When it says
"Additional Hits,"  what it means is Substitution Sequences, which are
explained at the beginning of the guide.  So, for this match, you have
to defeat Haku within 30 counts, and initiate 3 Substitution Sequences.
The easiest way to do one is to throw your opponent (back+O), then mash O.
You'll need to do it 3 seperate times before you kill Haku. 

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*Thwart Gato's Dark Designs*

Reward: 10000 ryo
Opponent: Zabuza

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.
Condition #3: Give more than 6 additional hits to the enemy.

Strategy: Just like the last match,only you must do the Substitution Sequence
6 times.  Just run at Zabuza and keep throwing him and using the
Substitution Sequence until the game tells you you fulfilled the condition.
Then finish him off however you wish.

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*The Start of the Chunin Exam*

Reward: 8000 ryo
Opponent: Gaara

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Don't use any Secret Techniques.
Condition #3: Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.

Strategy:   Simple enough.  You must fight Gaara and defeat him without any
Secret Techinques.  Gaara is a difficult person to defeat, tho, so just
select you best character and unload on him.  Dive in for quick combos,
then retreat.  Gaara has long range and once he gets you in a combo,
get ready for a hurting. So just run in, attack, run out, repeat.  Don't
bother throwing him, because he'll grab you long before you grab him.

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*Bushy-Brow's Challenge*

Reward: 10000 ryo
Opponent: Rock Lee

Condition #1:  Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Don't use any Secret Techniques.
Condition #3:  Don't use any Jutsu.

Strategy:  Similar to last match, only this time you can't use
ANY Chakra techniques.  Luckily, Rock Lee is not as difficult to fight
as Gaara.  Just pick your best character, or perhaps even Rock Lee himself,
as he is one of the best melee fighters, and go nuts.

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*Defeat the Imposter*

Reward: 8000 ryo
Opponent: Naruto

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.
Condition #3: Possess a "Scroll of Instant Body."

Strategy:  All you need to do for this match is defeat Naruto,
and have a Scroll of Instant Body in your inventory when you finish. 
A Scroll of Instant Body is a small blue scroll with a green leaf on it.
There are a few ways to get one.  You can wait for your partner to give
you one, or you can smash the scenery trying to get one.  I suggest both.
Once you have one, hold onto it and defeat Naruto before time is up.

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*Orochimaru Appears*

Reward: 10000 ryo
Opponent: Orochimaru

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Defeat the enemy by using a Level 3 Secret Technique.

Strategy:  Oro is a tough opponent. Just select you best character, and
get Orochimaru down to about 20-30% health, the lower the better.  Try not
to use jutsu, and once he is low on health, get a Lv 3 chakra, then use
your Secret Tech on him when his guard is down.

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*Curse Mark Out of Control?!*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Sasuke

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Finish the enemy off when their Chakra is at 0.

Strategy: The mission sounds difficult at first, but is easy when you
get down to it. First, use a character with Byakugan.  I prefer Neji
over Hinata, because he is slightly stronger.  As soon as the match
starts, bust out your Lv 2 Secret Technique.  Neji and Hinata's Lv 2's
activate their Byakugan, which lowers the opponent's Chakra along with
their health, regardless whether they guard or not.  Once the Secret Tech
finishes, go crazy on Sasuke, attacking non-stop until the Byakugan
deactivates.  If you did decently, Sasuke should have no Chakra left.
Now just pin him against a wall and finish him off, making sure he doesn't
get any Chakra back.  If you didn't get all his Chakra out with the Byakugan,
attacking him into the wall should get the rest out of him.
Once he is completely out of Chakra, finish him. Simple.

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C-Rank Missions
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*The Chunin Exam Preliminary*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Naruto

Condition #1: Win the battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 20 counts.
Condition #3: Preserve more than 50% of life.

Strategy:  A basic battle.  Just need to do well against Naruto.
Pick your best character and go at him.

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*Gaara's Challenge*

Reward: 10000 ryo
Opponent: Gaara

Condition #1: Win the battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.
Condition #3: Preserve a level 3 Chakra.

Strategy: Like the last Gaara match. When you beat him you must
have full Chakra.  Fight Gaara, but hold back on jutsus and
try not to use your Secret Techniques.

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*The First Match of the Final Chunin Exam*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Sakura

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 30 counts.
Condition #3: Defeat the enemy using a level 3 Secret Technique.

Strategy:  Easy.  Pick your best character and fight Sakura
until she has about 25% of her health remaining.  Then finish her
off with your special when she lowers her guard.

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*The Second Match of the Final Chunin Exam*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Neji

Condition #1:  Win the Battle.
Condition #2:  Your life is less than 10%.
Condition #3:  Give more than 6 additional blows to the enemy.

Strategy:  This is complicated.  First, do the 6
Substitution Sequences to Neji.  By now I figure you know how to.
Now, get him exremely low on health, low enough that you can kill him
with only a combo or less.  Now, just throw yourself at Neji.
Let him knock you around a bit until your health is extremely low.
Low enough that it's blinking red and white.  Once your health is low
enough, rush him and finish him off with a quick combo.

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*Bring Back Sasuke*

Reward: 14000 ryo
Opponent: Sasuke

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Finish the enemy off when their Chakra is at 0.

Strategy:  Same strategy as the last D-Rank mission.
Use Neji, do your Level 2 Secret Technique to activate Byakugan,
then attack until he is out of Chakra and Health.

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*Protect Your Comrades*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Gaara

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 20 counts.
Condition #3: Preserve more than 50% of life.

Strategy: Simple to win.  Just pick your best character and go
all out against Gaara.  Don't be afraid to use your Secret Techniques.
Just kill him quick.

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*Thwart Orochimaru's Ambition*

Reward: 14000 ryo
Opponent: Orochimaru

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 20 counts.
Condition #3: Defeat the enemy by using a level 3 Secret Technique.

Strategy:  Like so many missions before it.  Use your best character,
and fight Oro. Once he is decently low on health, whip out your
Secret Attack.  

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*Chunin Exercise 1*

Reward: 10000 ryo
Opponent: Neji

Condition #1: Win the battle.
Condition #2: Do not attack, only use Ninja Tools.

Strategy:  One of the more difficult missions.  The number one thing
that you need to know is that you do NOT need to kill Neji.
You simply need to have more health than him when time is up.
I suggest using a character who throws a large shuriken as their
Special Ninja Tool.  I used Zabuza (he throws his sword).  Now, in the match,
just stay far away from Neji and throw shuriken and items like mad.
Get whatever you can from your support, and hit Neji's so he can't get
anything useful.  Just stay far away from him during the match and
use all your items, and never stop throwing shuriken.

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*Chunin Exercise 2*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Sakura

Condition #1: Win the Battle
Condition #2: Stand on water for more than 30 counts total.

Strategy: Mmm...this one takes a bit of time.  Just stand out
on the water until it says you completed the condition on the
bottom of your screen.  Sakura will leave you alone most of the
time, but when she does attack, lure her to the background and
knock her around a bit.  Once you knock her down, go back out to
the water and stand as far away from her as you can.  Try not to
charge your Chakra unless it's needed, because charging Chakra
prompts the computer to come after you.  After a long, long while
on the water, you will get the message.  Now, just go nuts and kill
Sakura. 

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*Chunin Exercise 3*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Sakura

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Don't protect yourself from enemy's attacks.
Condition #3: Preserve more than 50% of life.

Strategy: Simple mission.  Defeat Sakura without guarding and keep
half your health.  Just pick you best character and go on an all-out
assault on Sakura, not stopping until she's finished.

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*Shikamaru's Training*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Shikamaru

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Defeat the enemy within 20 counts.
Condition #3: Preserve more than 50% of health.

Strategy:  Just an easier version of last mission.
Pick your best character and defeat Shikamaru.

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*The Thwarting of Naruto's Mischief*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Naruto

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Protect Hokage-Rock from being destroyed.
Condition #3: Make the enemy fall more than 3 times.

Strategy: Another easy mission.  You need to defeat Naruto,
but in the process, get him to fall off 3 times.  If you hang out
near the edge of the map, you'll get plenty of opportunities to
throw or hit him off, and sometimes he will go into a combo and
send himself of the edge.  You don't have to worry much about the
rock, as Naruto doesn't make much of an effort to smash it, and it's
rather hard to destroy if you aren't specifically trying to.

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*Sasuke's Training 1*

Reward: 12000 ryo
Opponent: Sasuke

Condition #1: Win the Battle.
Condition #2: Give more than 6 additional blows to the enemy.
Condition #3: Defeat the enemy while in the air.

Strategy: In this one, you must fight Sasuke, use Substitution Sequence
6 times, and finish off Sasuke while he is in the air.  By now, you should
have Curse Marked Sasuke, so you can use him.  You can use 5 Substitution
Sequences on Sasuke, get him extremely low on health, then use the last
Sub Sequence to finish him off, or just do all 6 and Dash at him to
knock him into the air and use a final Air Combo to defeat him.

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Not finished. :(

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Not finished. :(

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Not finished. :(

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Credits
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I'll put up proper credits once I get the guide up to V 1.0.