SENGOKU MUSOU 2
(SAMURAI WARRIORS 2)
SECRETS AND TRICKS GUIDE
   by Edward Chang (chang dot 459 at osu dot edu)
v1.0 (3-12-06)

Revision History
v1.0 (3-12-06)
   First version.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction
2. Unlockables
   -Hell Difficulty
   -Characters
   -Gaidens
   -Horses
   -Bodyguards
3. Bugs, Glitches, and Tricks
   -Save and Load Tips
   -Instakills
   -Money Making
   -Buying Things For Free
   -Level 3 Musou Ougi Abuse
   -Fun With Nene
4. Credits


1. INTRODUCTION

This is a guide for Koei/Omega Force's action game Sengoku Musou 2. 
Sengoku Musou 2 is the sequel to the popular Sengoku Musou, known in
America/Europe as Samurai Warriors. Sengoku Musou 2 adds many new
characters and features to the franchise.

This guide is about various tricks and secrets in the game, from
the basic unlockables to bugs, glitches, and exploits in the game to
make things easier or just simply to fool around and have fun.

This FAQ makes use of SJIS encoding in order to display Japanese
characters. I included this feature so that if you do not know
Japanese, you can easily match up the characters on your TV screen
to the characters in this guide. You will need to have support for
viewing Japanese characters on your computer, however. Newer versions
of Windows should have it built in; otherwise, you'll either need to
get a program like NJStar Communicator, or you'll need to get 
Japanese character support for Internet Explorer and open this file 
in IE instead of Notepad/Wordpad. Go up to View and select Encoding,
then pick Japanese (Auto-Select) to view the characters properly.

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2. UNLOCKABLES

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HELL DIFFICULTY

Hell Difficulty is an additional level of difficulty in the game. There
are no special merits for Hell Difficulty yet. (In the first Sengoku
Musou, the Sengoku Musou Moushouden expansion added 6th weapons that
were earned on Hell Difficulty). To unlock Hell Difficulty all you
have to do is clear Oda Nobunaga's, Toyotomi Hideyoshi's, and Tokugawa
Ieyasu's Musou Modes.

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CHARACTERS

There are 26 characters in the game; however, when you first start the
game you'll only have access to 7 characters. To unlock the rest of the
characters, you must clear the game with some of the default characters.
Also, if you have save files from the previous games in the series
(Sengoku Musou and Sengoku Musou Moushouden/Samurai Warriors and Samurai
Warriors Xtreme Legends) you'll be able to start with more than the
initial 7. The additional generals you'll get are Uesugi Kenshin and 
Hattori Hanzou if you have Sengoku Musou, and Honda Tadakatsu if you
have Sengoku Musou Moushouden.

Sanada Yukimura - Default
Akechi Mitsuhide - Default
Oichi - Default
Tokugawa Ieyasu - Default
Ishida Mitsunari - Default
Tachibana Ginchiyo - Default
Fuuma Kotarou - Default
Maeda Keiji - Clear Naoe Kanetsugu's Musou Mode
Oda Nobunaga - Clear Saika Magoichi's Musou Mode
Uesugi Kenshin - Clear Naoe Kanetsugu's Musou Mode
Okuni - Play Sugoroku in Single Player mode and win
Saika Magoichi - Clear Akechi Mitsuhide's Musou Mode
Takeda Shingen - Clear Uesugi Kenshin's Musou Mode
Date Masamune - Clear Saika Magoichi's Musou Mode
Nouhime - Clear Oda Nobunaga's Musou Mode
Hattori Hanzou - Clear Fuuma Kotarou's Musou Mode
Mori Ranmaru - Clear Mori Ranmaru's Request #2 (see below)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi - Clear Ishida Mitsunari's Musou Mode
Honda Tadakatsu - Clear Tokugawa Ieyasu's Musou Mode
Inahime - Clear Honda Tadakatsu's Musou Mode
Azai Nagamasa - Clear Oichi's Musou Mode
Shima Sakon - Clear Ishida Mitsunari's Musou Mode
Shimazu Yoshihiro - Clear Tachibana Ginchiyo's Musou Mode
Naoe Kanetsugu - Clear Sanada Yukimura's Musou Mode
Nene - Clear Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Musou Mode
Miyamoto Musashi - Unlock all characters except Mori Ranmaru and Okuni

To unlock Okuni, you need to play the Sugoroku (双六) game mode.
This game plays similar to Monopoly, where you buy territories and
try to get the most money. Sugoroku is beyond the scope of this guide,
but be warned that you need to play single player and you need to win
in order to unlock Okuni.

To unlock Mori Ranmaru, you need to clear some specific missions in
the Infinite Castle. Start out on 1F by taking Mori Ranmaru's
Request (森蘭丸の願い). This request is fairly simple; it just requires
defeating some enemy generals. Once you complete it, this will unlock
Maeda Keiji's Request (前田慶次の願い) on 6F and Akechi Mitsuhide's
request (明智光秀の願い) on 11F. Take Keiji's request on 6F; again,
it's very simple. Now onto Akechi Mitsuhide's request on 11F. Mitsuhide's
requests are much more complicated. On 11F, you need to make it to 
the stairs without passing through a room with any guards. The guard
positions change as you change rooms. Nevertheless, this one is
quite simple. Simply go up, left, down, and then down to reach the
stairs. On 12F, you ned to eavesdrop at the doors without getting spotted 
by the patrolling guards. "Getting spotted" is defined as being in the 
same room as the patrolling guards at any time, regardless of whether 
they're facing you or not. The guards always move in the same pattern, 
so just take some to memorize the pattern and move accordingly. Once you've
got the required information, the stairway to the next floor opens.
On 13F, you need to distract Maeda Keiji so that Mitsuhide can slip
by him. Go and find Keiji and get him to start chasing you, then
lead him to the X on the map. Once you do Mitsuhide will make a beeline
for the stairs. You must continue distracting Keiji until Mitsuhide
makes it upstairs. Be careful, since Keiji is quite powerful and will
kill you if you aren't careful. You also cannot kill him, as he will
instantly heal if he takes more than a certain amount of damage. On
14F, the mission is the same as that on 12F, just with a bigger map.
Finally, on 15F you must defeat all of the strike ninjas. This completes
Mitsuhide's request, and causes Akechi Mitsuhide's Request #2
(明知光秀の願いその2) to spawn on 21F.

Make your way to 21F (you can take whatever you want on 16F) and take
Mitsuhide's second request. This time the missions are much simpler,
as they just require defeating some generals. Now Mori Ranmaru's
Request #2 (森蘭丸の願いその2) will spawn on 31F. Make your way there;
again, you can take whatever you want on 26F. Proceed with Mori
Ranmaru's missions. The tricky part comes on 33F, where you must choose
to chase one of 3 possible suspects. Head up the right side stairs
to chase Maeda Keiji. On 34F, defeat Maeda Keiji. Then on 35F, you
must defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu and Akechi Mitsuhide. This completes Mori
Ranmaru's second mission, and unlocks him for use in the game.

Incidentally the story in these missions continue, and clearing the
further missions allows the unlocking of Mori Ranmaru's fourth weapon.
See my fourth weapons guide for more information on that.

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GAIDENS

Every character except for Okuni and Mori Ranmaru has a Gaiden (side
story) which is separate from their Musou Mode. To unlock most of the
Gaidens, all you have to do is clear that general's Musou Mode, but a
few of the Gaidens require some extra steps, which I have listed here.

Uesugi Kenshin - Clear Takeda Shingen's Gaiden
Oichi - Clear Nouhime's Gaiden
Saika Magoichi - Clear Date Masamune's Musou Mode
Ishida Mitsunari - Clear Naoe Kanetsugu's Musou Mode

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HORSES

Most of the horses in the game come up randomly in the shop; however,
there are three unique horses, Matsukaze, Kanketsuba, and Houshou
Tsukige. To unlock them for purchase, you must do specific tasks.

Matsukaze - You must buy several other high rank horses. This isn't
tricky at all, but requires some monetary investment. Matsukaze has
maxed stats.

Kanketsuba - On 71F, you must take the Supply Leader Rescue mission
(荷駄頭救出戦). To get this mission to spawn in the first place, you'll
need to have completed the Medicine Materials mission (秘薬の材料)
at some point in time. On 71F, simply defeat the bandit leaders.
On 72F, defeat Saika Magoroku (雑賀孫六); then on 73F, defeat
Saika Magoichi. On 74F, defeat both Okuni and Saika magoichi. Then
on 75F, defeat Fuuma Kotarou and all of Hideyoshi's generals. On all
of these missions, you must keep your supply team captain ally alive.
Clearing this mission makes Kanketsuba available for purchase.
Kanketsuba has maxed stats, and additionally has the bonus of setting
enemies on fire.

Houshou Tsukige - On 71F, you must take the Merchant's Escort mission 
(よろず屋主人の警護). Like with Kanketsuba, you must keep your ally alive
at all times. On 71F, you need to defeat the strike ninjas that attack
you. 72F is quite annoying, as the supply team captain will start
wandering around the map at random, not going for the stairs for awhile.
Escort him all the time and do not let him take too much damage. On
73F you must defeat bandit captains to unlock the doors in your way.
On 74F the supply team captain will be lost somewhere; you must find him
to proceed. Finally, on 75F you must defeat Honda Tadakatsu, Inahime,
and Tachibana Ginchiyo. Doing so makes this horse purchasable in the
shop. Houshou Tsukige has maxed power and speed, and has the additional 
special ability that you cannot be knocked off him.

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BODYGUARDS

Most of the bodyguards in the game come up randomly in the shop; 
however, there are two unique bodyguards, Shibata Katsuie and Sasaki
Kojirou. To unlock them for hire, you must complete certain missions
in the Infinite Castle.

Shibata Katsuie - On 76F, you must take the mission "The Tragic Beauty"
(薄幸の佳人). On that floor all you have to do is defeat Oichi. On 77F,
you must defeat Hashiba Hideyoshi within 1 minute. On 78F, you must
defeat Akechi Mitsuhide and Mori Ranmaru in 3 minutes. After that, 
Oda Nobunaga appears and you must defeat him as well to continue
upstairs. On 79F, several of Azai Nagamasa's subgenerals continually
respawn; you must defeat them repeatedly until Nagamasa himself shows
up, at which point you need to defeat him to continue. Finally, on 80F
you must defeat Shibata Katsuie himself. Doing so unlocks him in
the shop. The middle three floors are quite tough and you'll have to
have quite a strong general and good AI reading skills to make it
through successfully.

Sasaki Kojirou - On 76F, you must take the mission "Promotion Test"
(登用試験). On that floor all you have to do is defeat 100 enemies in
five minutes. Next on 77F you must defeat 3 generals in 5 minutes. Then 
on 78F you must defeat 3 generals in hyper mode in 5 minutes. On 79F
you must defeat Sasaki Kojirou in 5 minutes. Finally, on 80F you
need to defeat a hyper Miyamoto Musashi in 5 minutes. After this a
hyper Sasaki Kojirou shows up; defeat him to unlock him in the shop.
Again, the time limits make this tough, so you'll need a strong general
to succeed.


3. BUGS, GLITCHES, AND TRICKS

There are many bugs and glitches in the game. Some of them are just
strange or there for fun, but others are actually quite usable (and
abusable).

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SAVE AND LOAD TIPS

Be aware that you can save at almost any time, including during a battle.
(Sadly, you cannot save during the Infinite Castle except at every 5
floors.) To save during battle, all you have to do is select Midgame
Save (途中保存) and then Save (記録) from the menu. You can save from the
main menu just by going to options (各種設定), then choosing save
(セーブ). There are several useful things you can do by saving and loading.

-If you are trying to Steal a specific skill from a general, you can
save just before killing that general. If you fail to steal the skill,
soft reset (Start+Select) and immediately try again.
-If you are trying to earn a fourth weapon, you can save to keep your
progress. Saving is particularly helpful to prevent kill stealing on
the part of your bodyguard or allied generals. If you do get kill-
stolen, just soft reset and try again.
-When you are enhancing your weapons in the shop, it's very helpful
to save from the main menu first. If you do not get a bonus that you
like, reload and try again; the bonus you'll get will be different each
time.

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INSTAKILLS

This isn't a bug to insta-kill anybody you want (sadly), but it's
useful in a few limited circumstances. If an enemy is fleeing, it's
possible to kill them in one hit, no matter how much health they have
left. The most ridiculous example of this is in the Battle of Anegawa
(姉川の戦い), playing on Azai Nagamasa's side. If you defeat Tokugawa
Ieyasu, the rest of his army will flee, including Honda Tadakatsu. 
While doing this, you can kill all of them, even Tadakatsu, in one hit.

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MONEY MAKING

There are a few useful tips you can use to make money.

-Toyotomi Hideyoshi's R1+S special tech is an enhancement that makes it
so that enemies he defeats drop money. The money they drop can range
anywhere from piddling 5 gold pieces to large 100 gold chests. What
you get depends on his luck, so buff it as much as possible if you're
going to go for this method. (Hideyoshi's fourth weapon has Luck +60,
making it especially suited for this purpose.)
-If you play any stage on 2P, you get twice the money for completing it.
So an easy thing to do is even if you are playing alone, to play with
2P, then just move the second player to a safe place and finish the
stage normally.
-You can get a bonus of 2000 gold on certain stages for defeating
some generals. On the Battle of Komaki Nagakute (小牧長久手の戦い),
playing on Hideyoshi's side, taking the southeast fort straight away
will prompt Honda Tadakatsu and Inahime to charge in an attempt to
take the fort back.  Defeat them both and you'll earn a 2000 gold
bonus. On the Battle of Anegawa (姉川の戦い) on Azai Nagamasa's side,
defeating Honda Tadakatsu nets you 2000 gold. You can combine this
with the insta-kill tip described above to  really make things easy
for you.
-In the Infinite Castle, on certain missions you may get 'bonus time'
after completing a floor's tasks. During bonus time hitting an enemy
causes them to drop money, and the more hits you make the more money
you get. You can combine this with the Level 3 Musou Ougi Abuse glitch
(see below) to make massive amounts of money in a short period of time
by abusing Nouhime's or Azai Nagamasa's Musou Ougis.

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BUYING THINGS FOR FREE

There is a glitch that allow you to buy things in the store and then get 
back the money you spent on whatever you bought. To do so, do the
following.

First, pick a general in Musou Mode and go into a stage. As soon as the
stage starts, save (Midgame Save (途中保存) and then Save (記録) from 
the main menu) and then exit the stage (終了 from the menu). Now choose
resume (再開) from the main menu. On the preparation screen, press X
to cancel and return to the menu. Now select Free Mode and choose a
different character from the one you picked earlier. Go into the shop
and buy whatever you want. If you still have money left over, return
to the character select screen and pick a different character and buy
even more stuff. Once you're out of money, return to the stage select
screen and soft reset with Start+Select. Upon doing so, you should find
that you have all of your money back, but all of the skills/bodyguards/
horses you bought will remain in your data! 

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LEVEL 3 MUSOU OUGI ABUSE

Level 3 Musou Ougis all have additional special support effects during
them. There is a glitch that can cause these additional special effects
to come out much more rapidly than normal. Basically all you have to do
is activate the Musou Ougi, then either mash L1 to guard, or hold down
L1 and mash the directional pad to keep changing direction. Every time
you do, the additional effects 'reset' and start happening again. The
faster you mash, the more often the additional effects come out.

This trick is most useful with two particular generals, Azai Nagamasa
and Nouhime. In Azai Nagamasa's case, his additional special effects
is to cause a 360 shockwave around him. Normally this blows enemies
away from him, but if you pin an enemy against the wall and then use the
glitch to mash and cause the shockwaves to come out much much faster
than usual, you can easily hit the same enemy many times by bouncing
them off the wall into the shockwave again. You can easily kill even
hyper mode generals on Hell difficulty with this trick.

Nouhime's case is arguably even more effective; her special effect
is to cause several firework-like explosions in front of her. These
fireworks have extremely large range. Unlike Nagamasa, they only occur
in front of her; however, in Nouhime's case if you use the glitch
the fireworks appear so rapidly that the enemies in front of her will
get hit hundreds of times before they can be knocked away. Again, you
can easily kill many hyper mode generals with a single Musou Ougi using
this trick. Nouhime's fireworks are special in that they cannot kill
an enemy (they will not reduce an enemy's health below 1); however,
the final shockwave in the Musou Ougi will. Alternatively, you can
easily exploit this fact by playing on 2P, having Nouhime whittle down
an enemy general to next to nothing, and then killing that general with
the other player. This can be extremely useful if you are trying to
earn certain fourth weapons, for instance, where you need to kill 
particular generals with particular characters.

Both Nagamasa's and Nouhime's version of the glitch can be used to
earn large amounts of money in the Infinite Castle during Bonus Time;
see above in the Money Making section for details.

Incidentally, Uesugi Kenshin, Hattori Hanzou, Nene, and Fuuma Kotarou
have cloning themselves as their special effects, and so this glitch
has no effect on their level 3 Musou Ougis.

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FUN WITH NENE

Nene's R1+T special technique is the unusual ability to transform into
other characters. At first she only has access to R1+T, which transforms
her into a generic soldier. As she gains levels she gains R1+TT, which
transforms her into a generic general. Still not that exciting.
(Although transforming into a strike ninja can be funny...) The real fun
comes when she gains her R1+TTT, which allows her to transform into 
a nearby unique general, ally or enemy. 

Upon transforming into a general, Nene gains almost the complete
moveset of that general. The only thing she cannot do is that general's
special techs (pressing R1 cancels the transformation). The
transformation lasts until Nene gets hit. Also, if you use her other
special tech to create clones of herself first, the clones will also
transform. So one fun thing you can do is clone yourself, then transform
yourself into say Maeda Keiji, and then perform his Musou Ougi to do
a Maeda Keiji ougi with quadruple the number of hits.

If you transform into Hattori Hanzou or Fuuma Kotarou, there is an
small bug where Nene's original double jump and Hanzou's/Kotarou's
double jump stack, meaning you can jump forever. This is more for fun
than anything else, because sadly you can't jump over fort/castle walls
or anything...

Finally, using this means that you can actually play as Shibata Katsuie
or Sasaki Kojirou, who are normally bodyguards or enemy generals only.
You can either clone them on a stage where they are the enemy, or you
can bring them along as bodyguards and turn into them yourself.


4. CREDITS
Thanks go to:
Koei and Omega Force as usual.

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