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| Title  : Shinobido Imashime(Way of the Ninja) FAQ/Walkthrough |
| Author : Tom "dek`" Ryan                                      |
| Version: 0.25                                                 |
| Email  : lordtom@optus.net                                    |
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            Table of Contents
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  1. Intro
  2. Version Information
  3. Menus
   3.1 Main Menu
   3.2 Hideout Menu
   3.3 Pause Menu
  4. Controls
   4.1 Movement
   4.2 Attacking
   4.3 Other Controls
  5. Gameplay
  6. Characters
  7. Areas In The Game
  8. Missions
  9. Items/Equipment
 10. Alchemy
 11. Your Garden
 12. Cheats
 13. PAL Version Changes
 14. Frequently Asked Questions
 15. Acknolegdements

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         1. Intro
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Welcome to my Shinobido Imashime(Way of the Ninja) guide, this is my first ever
FAQ and I hope you will find it useful. This guide was originally started based
on the Japanese version of the game but since have purchased the PAL version
and this guide is now primarily based on the PAL version. There are a few minor
changes from the Japanese to PAL release and they are listed further on in this
guide. Anyway I hope this guide can be helpful regardless of which version you
play.

THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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         2. Version Information
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Version 0.25
First release, still lots of work to be done...

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         3. Menus
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| 3.1 Main Menu |
 ===============

New Game
  -Easy
  -Normal
  -Hard
  -Very Hard          (Unlockable)
  -Crazy Ninja (Hard) (Unlockable)
Game Data
  -Start
  -Copy
  -Delete (Yes / No)
Mission Editor
Options
Secrets (Available After Completing Game)
Theatre (Available After Completing Game)

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| 3.2 Hideout Menu |
 ==================

Mission Scroll
  -Missions
  -Letters
  -Results
  -Advice
Equipment
  -Equip
  -Alchemy (Available after going to Asuka Village for first time)
  -Buy Items
  -Buy ingredients (Available after going to Asuka Village for first time)
  -Sell
Options
To Garden
  -Enter Garden
  -Edit
Switch player (Available after rescuing Kinu)
Next
  -Check Status
  -Save Game
  -End Game (Yes / No, if Yes: Save Game? Yes/No)

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| 3.3 Pause Menu |
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Continue
Check Mission
Controls
Settings
Quit

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         4. Controls
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| 4.1 Movement |
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Left Analog Stick               | Character Movement
Left Analog Stick + Circle      | Sprint
Right Analog Stick              | Camera Movement
Left/Right (While Hanging)      | Shimmy Left/Right
X                               | Jump
Forward + X                     | Jump Forward
Back + X                        | Back Flip
X (While Sprinting)             | Long Jump
X (Against Wall)                | Wall Jump
X (Into Wall on Angle)          | Wall Run
X (During Wall Run)             | Jump Off Wall
R1                              | Crouch (Stealth Movement) / Lean Against Wall
R1 + Left Analog Stick          | Stealth Movement
R1 + X                          | Roll and Turn Around
R1 + Forward + X                | Stealth Roll Forwards
R1 + Back + X                   | Stealth Roll Backwards
R1 + Left + X                   | Stealth Roll Left
R1 + Right + X                  | Stealth Roll Right
R1 + Left/Right (Against Wall)  | Move Left/Right Along Wall/
                                |      Look Around Corners
                                
                      
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| 4.2 Attacking |
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************
Goh the Crow
************

Square                          | Slash
Square, Forward + Square        | Slash to Power Slash
Square(x2)                      | Double Slash
Square(x3)                      | Double Slash to Kick
Square(x2), Forward + Square    | Double Slash to Jumping Strike
Square(x2), Forward + Square(x2)| Double Slash, Jumping Strike to Power Slash
                                |            (PAL only)
Square(x2), Forward + Square,   | Double Slash, Jumping Strike, Slash to Kick
        Square(x2)              |            (PAL only)
Back + Square                   | Kick
Square (While Midair)           | Downwards Strike
Square (While Sprinting)        | Leap Forward and Slash
Square (Near Downed Enemy)      | Low Kick
R1 + Back + Square              | Low Kick
R1 + Square                     | Rising Uppercut
R1 + Square(x2)                 | Rising Uppercut to Downwards Strike 
                                |            (PAL only)
R1 + Triangle                   | Throws enemy overhead leaving them downed.
R1 + Forward + X                | Forward roll into enemy, flips over enemy 
                                | allowing you to attack / grab from behind.
Triangle                        | Grabs enemy, press Square / Triangle rapidly
                                | for a chance to perform an forced stealth
                                | kill.
                                | (Easiest from behind or on enemy with low HP)

***************
Kinu the Canary
***************

Square                          | Slash to Left Stance (LS)
Square (From LS)                | Slash to Right Stance (RS)
Forward + Square (From LS)      | Long Range Attack, hits multiple times.
Forward + Square(x2)(From LS)   | Long Range Attack to 360 Spin Attack
Forward + Square(x3)(From LS)   | Long Range Attack to 360 Spin Attack(x2)
Forward + Square (From RS)      | 360 Spin Attack
Forward + Square(x2)(From RS)   | 360 Spin Attack(x2)
Square (While Midair)           | Slash to Legs
Square (While Sprinting)        | Leap Forward and Slash
Square (Near Downed Enemy)      | Low Kick
R1 + Back + Square              | Low Kick
R1 + Square                     | Long Range Forward Attack
R1 + Triangle                   | Slides through enemy's legs and trips them up
                                | leaving them downed.
R1 + Forward + X                | Forward roll into enemy, flips over enemy
                                | allowing you to attack / grab from behind.
Triangle                        | Grabs enemy, press Square / Triangle rapidly
                                | for a chance to perform an forced stealth
                                | kill.
                                | (Easiest from behind or on enemy with low HP)

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| 4.3 Other Controls |
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Triangle                        | This is the action button for the game, use
                                | this to pick up items, open doors and grab
                                | enemies and stealth kills.
L1                              | Locks onto a target.
Select                          | Item Menu, use this to set items into either
                                | of the Item Groups.
L2                              | Item Group 1
R2                              | Item Group 2
Start                           | Brings up the pause menu.
L3                              | Sheaths Weapon
R3                              | Enter First Person View mode.
X + Up (While Hanging)          | Climb Up
X + Down (While Hanging)        | Drop Down

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         5. Gameplay
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Shinobido is a ninja game from the creators of the original 2 Tenchu games.
Determine the fate of Utakata by allying with the Lord of your choice, or
secretly work for all 3 and see how things play out. In each mission, you
decide how you will approach it. Either go through the level completely 
undetected until you reach your target, killing only those who stand in your
way. Or become a mass murderer and kill everything that moves. You have access
to various tools to help you complete your missions. Use a grappling hook to
access high places or even use it against enemies to pull them closer, over
cliff edges or even onto a set of mines you have placed.

Each mission you complete, whether it be successful or failure will have an
effect on the Lords you work for. Eg. Stealing gold from one Lord for another
will effect their abilities to buy weapon to buy Secret Documents and Plans.
The Secret Documents allow warriors of the Lord who obtained the documents to
learn a special move, this also increases their health and/or attack power.
While Plans tell how to manufacture new weapons. The warriors of the Lord who
obtained the plans will get to use the new weapons, (Bows, Rapid Fire Bows,
Guns) this also increases their health and/or attack power.

Strategies previously used before may not always work if you use it too much.
For example, using mines to blow up your enemy may work the first few times but
as time goes on they will learn how to avoid or disable the mines. When this
happens you will have to try something new for a while before you can go back
to using mines.

However you decide to play, remember everything has an effect, this is your Way
of the Ninja!

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         6. Characters
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Under Construction

This section section contains information on the playable characters, allies
and enemies throughout the game. There are 2 playable characters. When you
first start the game you will only have access to Goh the Crow, but as you
progress in the main story, Kinu the Canary will also become available to use
in missions.

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| Playable Characters |
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Goh the Crow
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Kinu the Canary
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-

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| Lords and their Followers |
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Clan Ichijo
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-

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Akame Clan
**********

-


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Sadame Clan
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-

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| Enemy Factions |
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Mosu Ninja
**********

The Mosu Ninja, an all female Ninja Clan lead by the sisters Ageha and Usuba.
Ageha and Usuba are seeking revenge against Goh for the death of their sister.

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Kenobi Ninja
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The Kenobi Ninja, lead by Hebitonbo and Uzumushi. They are not very
intelligent, however their fiece combat abilities are not to be taken lightly.

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Taraba Ninja
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         7. Areas In The Game
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Under Construction

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| Dandala Peak |
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Used primarily as a trade route, the high cliffs and bottomless pits make this
an extremely dangerous pass. The Barbarians seem to like to secure goods at on
the mountain's peak.

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| Rokudo Valley |
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| Phantom Forest |
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| Negishi Pavillion |
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| Honcho Shimoyashiki |
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| Sengen Town |
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| Ryonin Market |
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| Asuka Village |
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The remains of the village of the Asuka Ninja, destroyed by the Taraba Ninja
under orders from Gamuran. You won't recieve many missions here, only story
missions and the odd collection mission. The forbidden shrine seems to be a
very fertile place for Herbs and Mushrooms to grow...

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| Murakumo Fortress | 
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 Ichijo's Samurai Generals Stronghold

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| Mokuami Fortress |
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 Sadame's Samurai Generals Stronghold

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| Kongo Pass |
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 Akame's Samurai Generals Stronghold

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| Utakata Castle |
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 Ichijo's Base

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| Sotai Tower |
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 Sadame's Base

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| Fudo Castle |
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 Akame's Base

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         8. Missions
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This section contains information on all the different mission types throughout
the game. I've listed all the possible Mission Completion Requirements, Mission
Failure Conditions and Special Contracts for each Mission Type. Please note
that you can only have 1 of each Mission Completion Requirements / Failure
Conditions / Special Contracts in a mission.

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| Reconnaissance |
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Without a doubt the simplest mission type in the game, you can just leave the
area right away and it's mission complete. Although these missions can
occasionally contain a chest with a Soul Fragment so pay attention to the
mission notes on the first pages before accepting the mission.

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Mission Completion Requirements
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- Get back alive

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Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- None

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Special Contracts
*****************

- Don't kill anyone


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| Collection |
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Another easy mission type, collect the required number of Herbs/Mushrooms and
return to base. All Collection Missions have the Special Contract of "Get
More", collecting extra will boost the rating you recieve and also you will
recieve more gold for each extra collected.

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Mission Completion Requirements
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- Mushroom of _______ x #
- ______ Herb x #

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Mission Failure Conditions
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- None

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Special Contracts
*****************

- Get more


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| Transport |
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Even Goh has experience as a Mailman, these are fairly pretty easy unless they
have the condition "Don't kill anyone". If it's hand to your contact they will
be located in one of the buildings / around shrines in the area. Carry to the
destination means you have to simply carry the package to the exit the arrow is
pointing to.

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Mission Completion Requirements
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- Hand Safe to your contact
- Hand Documents to your contact
- Hand Treasure Chest to your contact
- Carry Safe to the destination
- Carry Rice to the destination
- Carry Secret Documents to the destination
- Carry Bow Designs to the destination
- Carry Rapid-fire Bow Designs to the destination
- Carry Gun Designs to the destination

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Mission Failure Conditions
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- Lost Safe
- Lost Documents
- Lost Treasure Chest
- Lost Rice
- Lost Secret Documents
- Lost Bow Designs
- Lost Rapid-fire Bow Designs
- Lost Gun Designs

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Special Contracts
*****************

- Don't be spotted by anyone
- Finish within 5 minutes
- Don't kill anyone


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| Thievery |
 ==========

Inflitrate and steal the item, these are not too difficult, just clear out your
enemies to make the return trip safer. Also Thievery missions are the most
common way of obtaining the Soul Fragments.

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Mission Completion Requirements
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- Steal Rice and escape
- Steal Treasure Chest and escape
- Steal Secret Documents and escape
- Steal Bow Designs and escape
- Steal Rapid-fire Bow Designs and escape
- Steal Gun Designs and escape

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Mission Failure Conditions
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- Lost Rice
- Lost Treasure Chest
- Lost Secret Documents
- Lost Bow Designs
- Lost Rapid-fire Bow Designs
- Lost Gun Designs

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Special Contracts
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- Don't be spotted by anyone
- Get more


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| Robbery |
 =========

Similiar to theivery however this time you have a time limit. As the package is
being carried to a destination by one of your enemies. Take out your enemies
1 by 1 from behind if there is an escort, if there is no escort try using your
grappling hook on the person carrying the package, if you can get him high
enough and make him drop, they will often be knockout out a short moment
allowing you to finish them off quickly, just be careful when choosing the
location you will grapple from as they may see you while being pulled up and
they will make noise when initially grappled.

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Mission Completion Requirements
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- Steal Rice and escape
- Steal Documents and escape
- Steal Secret Documents and escape
- Steal Bow Designs and escape
- Steal Rapid-fire Bow Designs and escape
- Steal Gun Designs and escape

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Mission Failure Conditions
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- Leave the area with target

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Special Contracts
*****************

- Don't kill anyone


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| Total Destruction |
 ===================

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Mission Completion Requirements
*******************************

- Kill all enemies

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Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- None

*****************
Special Contracts
*****************

- Don't be spotted by anyone
- Finish within 5 minutes
- Protect your allies


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| Assassination |
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Mission Completion Requirements
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- Kill Merchant
- Kill Barbarian Chieftain
- Kill Bear
- Kill Samurai General
- Kill Feudal Lord

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Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- None

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Special Contracts
*****************

- Kill more


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| Guard |
 =======

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Mission Completion Requirements
*******************************

- Protect Merchant
- Protect Samurai General
- Protect Feudal Lord

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Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- Merchant's Death
- Samurai General's Death
- Feudal Lord's Death

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Special Contracts
*****************

- None


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| Duel |
 ======

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Mission Completion Requirements
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- Assassinate Yojimbo
- Assassinate Ninja
- Assassinate Ninja Master
- Assassinate Feudal Lord
- Kill Gamuran (Final Mission)

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Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- None

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Special Contracts
*****************

- None


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| Assault |
 =========

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Mission Completion Requirements
*******************************

- Destroy the oxcart

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Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- The breakaway oxcart

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Special Contracts
*****************

- Kill more


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| Escort |
 ========

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Mission Completion Requirements
*******************************

- Get the oxcart to its destination

**************************
Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- Oxcart destruction

*****************
Special Contracts
*****************

- None


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| Kidnapping |
 ============

These can prove difficult if you don't have anything to silence your target
(such as knockout/amnesia spheres), as while they are being carried they will
scream and shout alerting all nearby enemies. So either go around killing
everyone before you go to grab them, or amnesia your target.

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Mission Completion Requirements
*******************************

- Snatch Girl and return
- Snatch Merchant and return
- Snatch Princess and return

**************************
Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- Girl's Death
- Merchant's Death
- Princess's Death

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Special Contracts
*****************

- None


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| Rescue |
 ========

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Mission Completion Requirements
*******************************

- Take Merchant to the destination
- Take Princess to the destination
- Rescue: Merchant x #
- Rescue: Girl x #

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Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- Merchant's Death
- Princess's Death
- Girl's Death

*****************
Special Contracts
*****************

- Rescue more


 ========
| Travel |
 ========

Travel missions are story missions that progress the game, only Goh
 can accept
these missions. When you accept these missions, it will ask you if you are
ready for this as this looks like a difficult mission. If you die in these
missions, it's Game Over back to the title menu... These missions do not effect
Lord's trust, provide money or rating.

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Mission Completion Requirements
*******************************

- Find a fragment
- Rescue Kinu
- Find a soul fragment
- Find your body

**************************
Mission Failure Conditions
**************************

- None

*****************
Special Contracts
*****************

- None


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         9. Items/Equipment
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Coming Soon.

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        10. Alchemy
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| 10.x Recipes |
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+---+---+---+---+---+
| A | B | C | D | E |
+---+---+---+---+---+
|  1|  2|  3|  4|  x|= Heart Medicine of Health
|100|  x|  x|  x|  x|= Liver Medicine of Health
|  x|100|  x|  x|  x|= Lung Medicine of Health
|  x| 10| 20| 30| 40|= Kidney Medicine of Health
|  4|  3|  2|  1|  x|= Super Strength Potion A
|  x|  x|  x|100|  x|= Super Strength Potion B
|  x|  x|  x|  x|100|= Super Strength Potion D
|500|  x|  x|  x|  x|= Super Strength Potion E(Any Compound with value of 500)
|  3|  3|  3|  x|  x|= Special Mushroom(Any 3 Compounds with value of 3)
| 11| 11|  x|  x|  x|= Special Mushroom(Any 2 Compounds with value of 11)
|  7|  7|  7|  x|  x|= Canine's Sense(Any 3 Compounds with value of 7)
|  x|  x|100|  x|  x|= Cicada Shell Scroll
| 24| 24|  x|  x|  x|= Cicada Shell Scroll(Any 2 Compounds with value of 24)
|333|  x|  x|  x|  x|= Limitless Weapons Scroll(Any Compound with value of 333)
|999|999|999|999|999|= Alchemical Genius Mix +999
+---+---+---+---+---+
| A | B | C | D | E |
+---+---+---+---+---+



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        11. Your Garden
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Coming Soon.

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        12. Cheats
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| Unlockables |
 =============

Carry Over Play - Complete the game on ANY difficulty.
Theatre - Complete the game on ANY difficulty.
Goh Model Change - Complete the game on ANY difficulty.
Garden Upgrades - Complete the game on ANY difficulty.
Goh's Hidden Clothes 1 - Complete the game on ANY difficulty.
Goh's Hidden Clothes 2 - See all 3 normal endings or see hidden ending.
Kinu's Hidden Clothes - Complete the game on HARD or CRAZY NINJA difficulty.
Difficulty: Very Hard - Complete the game on HARD or CRAZY NINJA difficulty.
Crazy Ninja - View all 3 normal endings or see hidden ending.
Trust in yourself - View all 3 normal endings.
Iron Stomach - View all 3 normal endings.

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| Button Codes |
 ==============

Trust in Yourself

Pause the game, hold down L1 and R1 and press Down Up Right Left Down Up Square
The stealth kill sound will play to confirm the code entered. Resume game and
press RIGHT on the D-Pad a few times to make Goh tired and collapse. This
doesn't seem to serve much point...


Iron Stomach

Pause the game, hold down L1 and L2 and press Up Down Up Down Left Right Square
The stealth kill sound will play to confirm the code entered. Resume game and
now all items are eatible, when you try to use a item (doesn't matter if
throwing/self/bomb/tool) Goh will eat it and restore some HP. 


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| Model/Object Collecting made easy |
 ===================================

Save your game, go into the mission that contains the character model/object
you wish to collect. Kill character model/pick up the object you want, carry
them to the exit, return to base. This will be mission failure, however quit
back to title menu and reload your game. The character model/object will still
be available even after reloading your data. 
- Thanks to K_Genjuro for this trick.

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        13. PAL Version Changes
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Stealth Kill Changes

- Stealth Kill animation from behind for Goh has changed from a slash to the 
back, to a slit throat animation.
- Through Door Stealth Kill animation has slightly been editted, your character
will no longer continue to walk through the door doing their pose, this reduces
the amount of noise created as in the JPN version your character would walk
right through the door, causing it move about alot creating heaps of noise thus
alerting near by guards...

New Combos

************
Goh the Crow
************

- R1 + Square, R1 + Square (Extra Attack Downwards after the Rising Uppercut)
- The Square, Square, Forward + Square combo can now be extended 1 - 2
attack(s) longer. The new combo's are below.
- Square(x2), Forward + Square(x2)
- Square(x2), Forward + Square, Square(x2)

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        14. Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: How many characters are playable?
A: There are 2 playable characters, Goh the Crow and Kinu the Canary.

Q: How come I can only use Goh, where is Kinu?
A: Kinu comes available after rescuing her from the Kenobi Ninja about half way
through the game. After rescueing her there will be a new option at your
hideout called Switch Players. Use this to switch to Kinu, note: Kinu cannot be
used to do main story missions.

Q: Is Zaji playable?
A: Only as a model change, this means you will appear and sound like Zaji, but
only have Goh's moveset.

Q: How do I make items? I don't see any options for it?
A: After going to Asuka Village for the first time, you will gain the alchemy
ability, this will appear as a new option in Equipment menu. More information
available(soon) in the Alchemy section of this guide.

Q: How do I view the Hidden Ending?
A: Before being transformed into a bear make sure all 3 Lord's respect is above
34. (Do not have 1 Lord's trust a lot higher then the other 2 or you will only
be able to view a normal ending.) After being regaining your body you should
recieve a letter from Onji informing you that all 3 Lords are willing to put
aside their differences and help you defeat Gamuran and questioning you whether
this was your master plan from the beginning... This means the conditions have
been met. Continue to do missions, keeping all 3 happy. After a few missions, 
(successful or failure doesn't seem to matter as long as they are all trusting)
Goh will return to his house telling Onji that the war is over. Zaji and Kinu
will then join you. From this point you will only have access to 2 missions. 1
Total Destruction and a Duel from one of the Lords at the Asuka Ninja Village,
also you cannot use Switch Character from this point onwards. Zaji will be
saved by 3 soldiers (1 from each Lord). Just defeat Gamuran and the Hidden
Ending will play instead of the normal ending. (It is a good idea to make a
seperate save before accepting the "Killer Whale's Eye" Mission.)


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        15. Acknolegdements
===============================================================================

Thanks to: 

Acquire for creating the ultimate ninja experience.

Spike for publishing the Japanese version.

SCEE for publishing the PAL Version and giving us Japanese voice option.

CJAYC for creating GameFAQS (www.gamefaqs.com) and hosting this guide.

K_Genjuro for informing me of the Model Change/Object collection trick.

All the regulars on the GameFAQs Shinobido Imashime board.

You for reading this guide.




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