Codes

  • Pause Menu Codes

    While playing on any level, pause the game, and on the pause screen, hold down applicable L and R buttons and fairly quickly tap the code on the D-pad with those buttons depressed. First, hold down the L1 or L2 input, then, while still holding it down, add the R1 or R2. If you just hit the two buttons at once and hold them down, the codes don't always seem to be read properly.

    A sound effect will notify you that when you un-pause the game, it will be with the desired effect. If there is no sound, release the buttons and try again with the game still paused.

    These codes work for both the North American and Japanese releases of this game.

    EffectCode
    Enemy's shots faster on current levelHold L2+R2 & press right, down, left, up
    Full health gauge replenishmentHold L1+R1 & press right, down, left, up
    Full Master Mode gauge replenishmentHold L1+R1 & press left, down, right, up
    Health gauge depletes to 1 pointHold L2+R2 & press down, up, right, left, down, up
    Master Mode gauge depletes to 1 pointHold L2+R2 & press right, left, right, left, down, down

    Contributed By: ThePatrick.

Unlockables

  • Difficulty Levels

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Hard ModeClear Stages 1-16 on Normal
    Insane ModeClear Stages 1-16 on Hard
    Survival ModeClear Stages 1-16 on Normal

    Contributed By: Pang Tong.

  • Unlock 'Extra' Stages

    You can unlock five 'Extra' stages by ONE of two methods for each stage.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 10'Complete Stages 1-15 on Normal at Level +40
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 10'Complete all the Custom Rules for Stage 10
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 13'Complete Stages 1-15 on Normal at Level +50
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 13'Complete all the Custom Rules for Stage 13
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 16'Complete all the Custom Rules for Stage 16
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 16'Complete Stages 1-15 on Normal at Level +60
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 6'Complete Stages 1-15 on Normal at Level +20
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 6'Complete all the Custom Rules for Stage 6
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 9'Complete Stages 1-15 on Normal at Level +30
    Unlock 'Extra Stage 9'Complete all the Custom Rules for Stage 9

    Contributed By: red soul.

  • Unlockable Accessories

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    AfroReach XP Level 10
    Angel Wings Reach XP Level 70
    Bad Guy HatSet high score on Stage 2-Normal
    Badguy Boots LSet high score on Stage 11-Normal
    Badguy Boots RSet high score on Stage 10-Normal
    BandanaSet high score on Stage 5-Normal
    Boxing BeltSet high score on Stage 4-Hard
    Boxing Glove LSet high score on Stage 14-Hard
    Boxing Glove RSet high score on Stage 13-Hard
    Carnival MaskReach XP Level 12
    Cat EarsSet high score on Stage 2-Hard
    Cat Paw LSet high score on Stage 7-Hard
    Cat Paw RSet high score on Stage 6-Hard
    Cat TailSet high score on Stage 12-Hard
    ChainsawReach XP Level 60
    ChimneySet high score on Stage 16-Hard
    CoffinReach XP Level 32
    Cowboy Boot RSet high score on Stage 8-Normal
    Cowboy Boots LSet high score on Stage 9-Normal
    Cowboy HatSet high score on Stage 1-Normal
    Demon HornsSet high score on Stage 1-Hard
    Demon MaskReach XP Level 23
    Demon TailSet high score on Stage 15-Hard
    Demon WingsSet high score on Stage 5-Hard
    EyepatchReach XP Level 40
    FlowerReach XP Level 50
    Fox MaskReach XP Level 16
    Gas MaskReach XP Level 83
    Good Guy HatSet high score on Stage 3-Normal
    Goodguy Boots LSet high score on Stage 13-Normal
    Goodguy Boots RSet high score on Stage 12-Normal
    GuitarSet high score on Stage 6-Normal
    HaloReach XP Level 80
    HawkReach XP Level 36
    HeadbandReach XP Level 38
    Hockey MaskReach XP Level 53
    Hopsy Paw LSet high score on Stage 10-Hard
    Hopsy Paw RSet high score on Stage 9-Hard
    Knight ArmorSet high score on Stage Extra 6-Normal
    Knight Leg LSet high score on Stage Extra 10-Normal
    Knight Leg RSet high score on Stage Extra 9-Normal
    Knight Shoulder LSet high score on Stage Extra 16-Normal
    Knight Shoulder RSet high score on Stage Extra 13-Normal
    LassoSet high score on Stage 4-Normal
    LocomotiveSet high score on Stage 11-Hard
    LuteReach XP Level 21
    Modern WeaponReach XP Level 44
    MonkeyReach XP Level 34
    Mr. HopsySet high score on Stage 3-Hard
    Noh MaskReach XP Level 48
    NV GogglesReach XP Level 99
    ParrotReach XP Level 28
    Pirate CapeReach XP Level 42
    Pirate HatReach XP Level 41
    Samurai ArmorSet high score on Stage Extra 6-Hard
    Samurai HelmSet high score on Stage 16-Normal
    Samurai Leg LSet high score on Stage Extra 10-Hard
    Samurai Leg RSet high score on Stage Extra 9-Hard
    Samurai Shoulder LSet high score on Stage Extra 16-Hard
    Samurai Shoulder RSet high score on Stage Extra 13-Hard
    ShadesReach XP Level 46
    Sherriff BadgeSet high score on Stage 7-Normal
    Showy Boots LSet high score on Stage 15-Normal
    Showy Boots RSet high score on Stage 14-Normal
    SpectaclesReach XP Level 14
    Steam EngineSet high score on Stage 8-Hard
    Straw BasketReach XP Level 90
    Tengu MaskReach XP Level 19
    Throwing StarReach XP Level 30
    UmbrellaReach XP Level 26

    Contributed By: Shiroiame.

  • Unlockable Characters

    You need to be playing on Hard for the Wanted Poster containing the character to appear. You need a one-handed sword that allows the double-jump as well.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    AnneCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 10
    BartCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 6
    BratCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 10
    Characters from "Way of the Samurai" and "Way of the Samurai 2."Clear ALL Stages on Insane Mode. This includes the Extra Stages.
    ClaudiaCollect the Wanted Poster on Extra Stage 13
    Cow GirlComplete 6 Levels of Survival Mode and defeat her. Quit the game, do not return to Equipment Screen, and she will be unlocked.
    DonaldCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 11
    EveCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 3
    FacelessCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 13
    Faceless BossCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 8
    GeneralCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 7
    GoldbergCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 16
    Goldberg (Alternate Costume)Collect the Wanted Poster on Extra Stage 6
    HarveyCollect the Wanted Poster on Extra Stage 13
    JeanCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 12
    JoeyCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 9
    KillerCollect the Wanted Poster on Extra Stage 9
    LankyCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 14
    Little BabyCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 5
    NathanCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 9
    OafCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 2
    RalphCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 16
    RandoCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 15
    RipperCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 1
    SweetheartCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 16 (Normal Difficulty)
    UrchinCollect the Wanted Poster on Extra Stage 16 (Normal Difficulty)
    VileCollect the Wanted Poster on Stage 4

    Contributed By: Pang Tong and The Whyte Fox.

  • Unlockable Weapons

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    AkitsuReach Experience Lv. 35
    AmatsuyuReach Experience Lv. 10
    Daihan NyaReach Experience Lv. 7
    GekokujoReach Experience Level 31
    HadarayukiReach Experience Lv. 39
    Hyakka RyoranReach Experience Lv. 43
    Hyakki YakoReach Experience Lv. 27
    JumangokuComplete Extra Stage 16 on Hard Difficulty
    MakiwariReach Experience Lv. 3
    Metsu RyutoReach Experience Lv. 59
    MurasameComplete Extra Stage 9 on Hard
    NodachiReach Experience Lv. 5
    Oni DankonComplete Stage 16 on Normal Difficulty
    Scissor61Set a high score on all levels on Hard
    ScytheComplete Extra Stage 6 on Hard Difficulty
    ShibukiReach Experience Lv. 13
    Shinbutsu-GoshiraeComplete all custom rules on all stages, including extra stages, on Normal and Hard difficulties
    SobushoReach Experience Lv. 75
    TakefujiComplete Extra Stage 10 on Hard Difficulty
    TridentReach Experience Lv. 67
    Un'enComplete Extra Stage 13 on Hard Difficulty

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