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GHOST










SAMURAI GHOST FAQ/WALKTHROUGH
Namco Bandai
TurboGrafx-16, Wii Virtual Console
Gamefaqs.com


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CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION

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WALKTHROUGH
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ZONE 1
[1]
   ZONE 2
[2]
   ZONE 3
[3]
   ZONE 4
[4]
   ZONE 5
[5]
   ZONE 6
[6]
   ZONE 7
[7]
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CREDITS AND LEGAL
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INTRODUCTION
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Samurai Ghost is a classic side scrolling action game that came out way back
when. Due to the versatility of gaming networks like the Wii Virtual Console,
the PSN, and XBL, these classic games have resurfaced, bringing back the
classics we've know and loved (or hated). So let's stop lollygagging and let's
get into the guide, shall we?



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WALKTHROUGH

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ZONE 1                \
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After the introductory sequence, move right along the screen and head onto the
bumpy surface to the right. This is actually the body of a dragon. When you get
near its head, a single slash should be enough to take it out. You'll head down
a chasm, but don't worry, you're the type of samurai that keeps his cool,
rather than flailing like the rest of us.







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Head right, and there will be floating enemies coming your way. What you'll
want to do here is use a single slash to take them out while jumping. Jump
slash them when they're too high, and just use a slash to take them on head on.
You'll eventually come across skull enemies that may block your attacks. Either
keep on the offensive, or move back when he's about to strike. Watch your step
for the pikes that shoot up, and proceed taking out the enemies. The trick here
is taking your time. Head through the red door-like object.











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Move right, and watch for the dog enemies; they're hard to hit. More of the
floating heads with circle you. Take them out individually, and move through
the bottom of the ledge and let the dogs come to you to hit them easily. Move
right and hop over the platform. Note that you can aim down with your sword
when falling and do a downward slash that take out the enemies at the bottom.
Use it on the dogs as you see fit. Wait for the next platforms to fall before
jumping on them. Take out the enemies and the dogs as you make your way through
to the next door.













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BOSS                      \
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There will be a skeleton boss that you'll have to take out in the next area. He
can hit you more than you hit hit if you go in slashing aimlessly. Instead use
more jump slashes when he has his arms raised, and keep it up, looking for
openings, to beat him.












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ZONE 2                \
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Head right, and on the new enemy, you'll have to use two quick slashes, one to
break its guard, and the other to take it out. Move right and slash the purple
enemies that form near you. You shouldn't have to jump slash them. Head up and
over the gaps, but near the end, take your time to avoid falling down. Move
right through the next moving platforms and when there's no more near, wait for
one to come from the right. Then head along the other platforms right to
safety. Take out the red enemy, and head right through the door.












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Jump over the projectiles of the green crawly enemy and slash it once to take
it out. Keep heading right and jump slashing the enemies, because there are
flames in pursuit of you. The downward slash works well on the ground enemies,
and you should note that you don't need to take out all of the purple enemies
at the top of the screen. Just keep moving, and you'll be able to ignore some.
Hits you take from enemies push you back a lot, so you'll want to time your
jumps and attacks to take minimal push back.







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BOSS                  \
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Head right, and crouch to avoid the enemy's attacks. You can slash through the
projectiles. Head all the way right, but don't go through the door. Head on the
platforms to get an opportunity to hit the boss. When he's taken enough hits,
he'll go down, and another door will come down, giving you access to a bonus
stage. Here, aside from listening to the quirky music, you'll have to collect
as many of the falling balls as you can.


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In this next section, you'll have to hurry right and continuously jump to avoid
falling through the breaking floors. Slash the enemies that come your way as
well. You can walk along the ground, but that leaves risk. Head all the way
right to the next door.






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Head right, and there will be an enemy moving right. It'll shoot projectiles at
you . It's best to slash them rather than dodging them. Head right, and
there'll be a boss enemy to fight. What you want to do here is jump and slash
at the enemy's head repeatedly. Hitting the body with yield your weapon
clanging. Timing your jumps will allow you to avoid some of the attacks. His
arms will have to drop to have his head exposed before you'll be able to take
damage. Eventually the boss will go down. Head through the door on the right to
get to the next section.






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ZONE 3                \
[3]                   /
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Head right and jump slash the enemies that come your way. You can hide in the
short ledges to avoid some enemies, but there tend to be enemies there as well.
Jumping over the enemies and attacking and slashing is the best option here.
Head right through the door to the next section.








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In the next section, head right and move over the floating platforms. Be
careful though, as there are frog enemies and floating enemies in the area.
Keep moving right, but note that you can take a lot of damage if you aren't
patient. Move along the right path through the enemies, and head through the
door.



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Head right and there will be a green man floating in the sky. He mode of attack
is spitting. You can slash one of his spitting projectiles, but as for the
foreign language spits, they turn into enemies once to slash them, so avoid
them by jumping or crouching altogether to make things easier for you. Time
your jumps and get some hits in, but you won't be able to land that many all at
once. It's no big deal, because just a couple of hits will take the enemy out.
Head through the door.











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Bonus stage. Grab the orbs and enjoy the music to your heart's
content....actually shorter than that. It's timed.



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Move right and across, over or under the rock platforms. There'll be a humanoid
enemy in green nearby. Slash the enemy, and the others that follow as you make
your way right. You can avoid some of the enemies by heading up the rock
platforms that come your way, or you can use the platforms to reach some of the
higher up enemies. Head right into the door when you're done.






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You'll be up against a boss, but don't fret; he goes down easily. Move round
the enemy, and jump to avoid his attacks, then slash and keep avoiding damage.
Jump slash and jump ground slash to take him out quickly, then head out through
the door.




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ZONE 4                  \
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Head right. This area is cold and what not, so you'll have to break through the
glaciers that pop out from the ground before you can get to the skull enemies.
You can jump over the glaciers, but be careful as the fox enemies are also
jumping around in the area. Head right and slash all the enemies you come
across. There's really no need to avoid them. Be sure to attack the floating
projectile fire as well. Move right and slash through the hordes and the
glaciers. The lion enemies take some hits to fell, and the skull enemies like
to block, but for the most part, you should be able to move through the walk
without taking too much, if any damage. Head right and out through the door.










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Don't be fooled; the purple floating string thing is actually a boss you'll
have to take out. He's fairly easy though. He moves right and throws
projectiles at you, but their trajectory isn't to large, so they should be easy
to slash. All you really have to do here is jump slash to the right and you
should be taking down his health. He moves right, so you'll just need to keep
moving. No surprises here. Head right through the door, and you'll come to a
bonus level.






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Gotta love that bonus level music. Head right at the next section, and you'll
come across skull enemies and foxes, but no annoying glaciers. Slash neutrally
and by jump slashing as you make your way through. Head right, and hop over the
vine things sticking out from the ground. Slash the incoming eye enemies and
the flower thingy. I'm a nature lover, but flowers with eyes deserve to be
slashed. Head right and out through the door.







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In this next section, head right and slash at the initial enemies, but be
careful, for the little spikes on the ground launch up, and will hurt you if
you try to jump over them before they're erect. Bull enemies will run towards
you. Jump down slashing them, and crouch slashing them works well. Head right
and through the door.





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BOSS                  \
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Again with the innocent-looking-things-trying to fool you-stuff going on here.
The butterfly(s) are actually a boss enemy. She'll jump through the air around
you. You can jump slash her at the right moment to deal damage, but it's best
to wait till she's on the ground before you impale her with slashes. If you
land a barrage of slashes on her, she'll have difficulty fighting back, and you
should be done with the level and the section in no time after you move right
through the door.







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ZONE 5                 \
[5]                    /
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You'll now be in a cave of sorts. There'll be a moving face that you shouldn't
worry about, bats, and humanoid enemies with swords. That latter can block your
attacks, but don't relent and you'll be fine. There will be worm like enemies
on the ground and on the ceiling. It's in your best interest to take them out
before they get a chance to show you that they're hostile. Head right and out
through the second door.



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Head up and right the path and move on the moving platforms while attacking the
projectiles that come your way. Be sure not to fall onto the spikes at the
bottom. Keep heading right, and you'll come across another red door.











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In this next section, take out the fox and assassin enemies as you make your
way right. There will be enemies that jump right to avoid your attacks. This
can get cumbersome as if you keep moving, there will still be other enemies to
deal with. There are a lot of enemies here, so feel free to uses your abilities
on them as you make your way right through to the red door.





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Head right and avoid the lightning from the clouds above, but still slash the
humans and the lions. There will be more of the jump dodging enemies, but they
should be easier to deal with than in the previous section. You can slash at
the orbs of lightning that fall from the clouds if they get a little too close
for comfort.










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In the next section, you'll have a boss to deal with. He arrives on the four
legged beast, so watch it. Head in front of him, backing up here and there, and
slash him when you see an opening. You should also occasionally jump slash him,
but spend more time on avoiding damage than attacking the guy, for he can hit
hard.




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ZONE 6                 \
[6]                    /
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Head right over the breaking material, and be sure to use swift sword slashes
on the enemies that come your way. There may be platforms that you can move
over, but don't feel inclined to do so if you don't need to. Head right through
the red door to the next section.










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Head right, and there will be more of the floating purple hand enemy that is
easily dispatched. There will also be floating balls that come your way. You
don't have to hit them, but they can be annoying. A little ways off will be
some swirly blue vortexes that throw boulders. Take the time to slash the
swirls and move right, taking out the other enemies that come your way. Crouch
or jump over the balls, and keep slashing the enemies. There are a lot of them,
so take you time, and head through to the red door on the right.












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Head right and there'll be another segment with the floating platforms to jump
on. There will also be frogs, though. Take your time through the platforms, and
when you're back on safe land, slash the flying enemies. Move right again to
the next platforming sequence, and take your time again. Slash or jump over the
frogs and take out the aerial annoyances. Head right, watching your step, and
you'll get onto land again. Take out the animal enemy and move right through
the door.









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Head right through the torches, and you'll face the string enemy again. Take
him out with the same strategy you used before, and you'll wonder if he's even
a boss. He goes down quick, and when he's done head through the yellow door.
Yup, you guessed it: bonus stage.




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Wait for the boss' intro, and then you'll want to get near the boss, crouch
slashing. He spins his spear to avoid the bulk of your attacks, and it takes a
food amount of work to avoid taking damage. A method is to take him on head on
crouch slashing or slashing constantly to strike an opening, taking damage in
the process. You'll take damage, but he should go down before you do. Use your
abilities if things are getting a little too much for you. Keep slashing and
he'll eventually lose his spear, leaving himself open for numerous attacks.







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ZONE 7                \
[7]                   /
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You'll now be in a cave like area. Move right and make sure you're running. You
may not notice it right away, but you're being chased by fire. You can and
should slash at the blue projectiles up top, but you should try to jump over
the ground borne obstacles that stand in your way. You should also slash the
worm enemies. Slash through the little barrier things that come your way, and
move through to the door.




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Head right and there'll be a boss to fight. This huge foe's weakness is in his
head . You'll want to jump slash at his head, and move back a little to avoid
taking damage. Slashing other areas of the body will yield no results, similar
to most diet supplements. Watch for the projectiles that move up, and then head
right and through the door when you finish with the bugger.








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Move right and there'll be another boss to fight. Remember her? Yup, like the
boss before, use the tactics you used to beat this boss the first time, but
take your time, and be careful, for you can still lose to them if you take
enough damage at the one before. Head right when you've succeeded.



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This next boss is the guy who likes to jump around. Like before, be patient,
and find an opening before you slash. His attacks do damage, but are moderately
predictable. Take your time, pressure him just a little bit, and he'll be done
soon. Head right through the door.







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The magic-carpet-looker-liker boss. This guy can be difficult. There are
numerous perils falling from the ceiling, so that's a primary obstacle to watch
for in this battle. Aside from that, the boss also throws projectiles your way.
What you want to do is to keep moving close to the boss as he moves back. Keep
slashing away when he's clear open for an assault. The key is to not take too
much damage. The boss has a second phase.



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To beat this phase of the boss, you'll first want to take note of the lightning
that he summons avoid the two lightning columns. Head close to the boss when
the timing suits you, and crouch slash the son of a gun. He uses sword attacks
and projectiles, and will almost inevitably get hits in if you don't know his
attack patterns by heart. However, note that you can slash the projectiles and
when you do so, slash at the boss.






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There's yet ANOTHER phase of the boss, albeit an easy one. Jump slash as much
as you can before the foe takes you out to succeed in beating the final boss,
and beating the game. Congratulations, buddy.







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CREDITS AND LEGAL INFO \
[CDI]                  /
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This guide is copyright of 2010 notafanofice. Gamefaqs.com, and is not to be
sold or distributed legally, or without permission. This guide is to be hosted
at the following sites:
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This guide is for viewing, printing, reference purposes, not for profit.
Samurai Ghosts and all of it's affiliates do not belong to me.




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Thank you for reading my guide. I hope you found it helpful. Email me if you
have any questions or comments. Thanks to all. Farewell.



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