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         ==Shenmue FAQ/Walkthrough v5.0==
         By Olly Dean, olly@nekofever.com
         Check out my website at http://www.shenmuefansite.com
         Shenmue is (c) 1999, 2000 by Sega Enterprises Ltd.
         This document (c) 2000 Oliver Dean
        "This is the best text only walkthrough because it covers even
                 the Passport Disc (disc 4) and has great explanations" - Mr. Star
    1.(i)    Introduction
      (ii)   Story
      (iii)  Controls
      (iv)   FAQ
      (v)   Changes to US version
    2.(i)    Disc 1
      (ii)   Disc 2
      (iii)  Disc 3
      (iv)   Shenmue Passport
      (v)    Moves List, New Moves, and Training
      (vi)   Free Battle and QTE
      (vii)  Saving
      (viii) 'The Bad Ending'
      (ix)   Secrets
      (x)    The Kitten
      (xi)   The Disc 3 Bug
    3.(i)    Credits
      (ii)   Contact Me
      (iii)  Revision Guide
    Shenmue is a stunning new adventure game from Sega's AM2 department, in fact it 
    has created a whole new genre, the FREE (Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment) game. 
    It is created by Yu Suzuki, the creator of Virtua Fighter and Outrun. His 
    influence is prominent in it, as his touches include a Saturn on the TV, various 
    Virtua Fighter references, and an arcade full of his older games.For more 
    information, you can check out my website at http://www.shenmuefansite.com, 
    or the official website at http://www.shenmue.com. It was released in Japan on 
    29th December 1999 and was due to be released in the USA on 14th November 2000. 
    It made that date and is now due to be released in Europe on 1st December 2000.
    (ii) STORY
    The story begins as Ryo witnesses a mysterious ninja/Chinese Mafia boss called 
    Lan Di kill his father and steal a strange, mystical mirror called the Dragon 
    Mirror. Somewhere there is a twin for the Dragon Mirror called the Pheonix Mirror. 
    Ryo must find the Phoenix Mirror, retrieve the Dragon Mirror, avenge his father, 
    and discover why his father was killed over them. He must also get to Hong Kong 
    where he will meet Ling Sha Hua who he is telepathically connected with and 
    constantly dreams about.
    That is my interpretation of the story but if you want something more accurate here 
    is the story taken from the US versions instruction manual:
      "The year is 1986, the place Yokosuka, Japan. The normally tranquil day-to-day 
    life of Ryo Hazuki is suddenly and irrecoverably shattered by uninvited visitors.
      A man wearing dark green Chinese clothes appears at the Hazuki family home with 
    two black-suited thugs. This man uses a powerful style of martial arts, the likes 
    of which Ryo has never before seen, to engage his father Iwao in a fierce battle. 
    Ryo attempts to intervene and help his father, but the obvious disparity in power 
    is too much. Ryo is beaten down and taken hostage as the man questions Iwao,
      "Where is the mirror?"
      Having no other recourse, Iwao reluctantly tells him. Once the mysterious object 
    is in the man's possession, he again attacks Iwao.
      "Do you remember Zhao Sun Ming..."
      From these words Ryo learns of a shocking truth from the past. His father was 
    responsible for killing someone long ago.
      And then, Iwao is knocked down in defeat.
      Ryo pulls his father close and feels him take his last breath.
      "Lan Di"
      The man with the ominous embroidery of a glittering dragon on his back, the man 
      What of the stolen mirror?
      Who is this Lan Di?
      Vowing to seek revenge, Ryo embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery 
    surrounding his father's death and deliver justice to the man responsible."
    There you have it, straight from Sega's mouth.
    (iii) CONTROLS
    + Pad - Moves Ryo:
    UP - Walk Foward
    LEFT - 90 deg Turn Left
    DOWN - 180 deg Turn
    RIGHT - 90 deg Turn Right
    UP and LEFT or RIGHT - Smaller turns while going forward
    LEFT TRIGGER - Hold When Walking to Run or Jog.
    RIGHT TRIGGER - Hold to go into 1st Person View.
    START BUTTON - Help Menu
    A BUTTON - Action/Kick in Free Battle
    B BUTTON - Cancel/Grab in Free Battle
    X BUTTON - View Notebook/Punch in Free Battle
    Y BUTTON - Inventory and Items/Crouch in Free Battle
    (iv) FAQ
    Q. When was Shenmue released?
    A. It was released on Dreamcast in Japan on 29th December 1999, but if it was 
       preordered you got it on Xmas Eve.
    Q. How big is the game?
    A. Three game discs and the Shenmue Passport disc.
    Q. Shenmue Passport?
    A. Here you can upload high scores onto the internet, access Shenmue.com, and 
       watch all the cut-scenes and face demos from E3.
    Q. Where can I get an import copy?
    A. For the US use http://www.tronixweb.com, or for the UK I use       
    Q. Where can I get a US copy?
    A. Any good games store in the US should stock it, and most online stores will 
       as well. Outside the US, most importers should have it.
    Q. When is the European PAL version released?
    A. 1st December 2000
    Q. What is in the Limited Edition?
    A. The game, Passport, a slip-case, and a disappointing CD of music from the 
       game's various bars and clubs.
    Not much has changed in the US version apart from some names and obviously the 
    language. The game is now dubbed into English. I personally think it should have 
    been subtitled as it doesn't seem as "Japanese" in English. The voice acting 
    isn't as 'natural' as the Japanese speech but is a very high standard compared 
    to most games. Name plates and shop signs appear in English when you look at 
    them now.
    There are two major name changes: Souryu is now Lan Di, and Shenhua Rei is now 
    Ling Sha Hua.
    This is mostly a step-by-step guide to the game, so I wouldn't recommend 
    following it straight through, so take some time to explore the huge 
    environments, otherwise you'll finish the game in under 10 hours and you would 
    have wasted a fair bit of money.
    NOTE: Whenever something important happens, it will be written down in your 
    notebook, causing a small icon to appear next to the clock. To get rid of it, 
    press X followed by B. If you're playing an English language version be sure 
    to read any notes as they are valuable clues about the next step you should 
    NOTE: If the day ends, your watch alarm will go off and you will automatically 
    be home. Should this happen, just go to bed and pick up where you left off the 
    next day.
    NOTE: In the English versions use the street maps that are mounted on walls to 
    find places. They are very helpful.
    Now turn on your Dreamcast, sit back, and watch the intro movies...
    - Look through every drawer and cupboard in your room and take anything you can, 
    especially the tape player and 'Shenmue' and 'Shenhua' tapes.
    - Leave the room and get your allowance with ¥15,000 in it from Ine-san.
    - Now explore every room in the house and pick up everything you can. If you 
    want to, in the TV room, get the Saturn out of the cupboard underneath the TV. 
    In Fukuhara's room and the corridor behind your father's room are little 
    scrolls, that if you inspect, will give you new moves. Also, in your father's 
    room in a box is a mysterious key which will be essential in disc 2. Don't 
    forget to read Iwao's letter which proves he knew Lan Di was coming.
    - Go into the kitchen and look at the table for a flashback about your father.
    - Leave the house and turn left to the big tree in the garden for another 
    - Enter the dojo and talk to Fuk-san who is training.
    - Look at the calligraphy banner on the left wall for a flashback of Ryo as a 
    child when he's been fighting a friend.
    - After the flashback try and take down the banner so that Ryo says "I can't 
    reach it". Go to the stool to the right of the banner and look behind it. Ryo 
    will use it to reach an old Chinese scroll hidden behind the calligraphy.
    - Leave through the front gate into Yamanose and talk to the man and woman outside 
    the first house on the right. They will tell you to talk to the women who are 
    always gossiping outside the phone box in Sakuragaoka.
    - Walk down towards a big shrine where a cut-scene will happen with Megumi and a 
    kitten. When you are given two options choose the left one to feed the kitten. 
    From now on you can look after the cat if you want. See the kitten section for 
    more info.
    - At the phone booth talk to the two women who will tell you to talk to another 
    woman who knows all about the goings-on in the neighbourhood. She is at the top 
    of the hill on the left sweeping the ground. She will tell you about an old man, 
    Yamagishi-san who was nearly run over by a speeding black car on the day of the 
    - As you approach the Abe Store you will see a cut-scene with an old woman. She 
    is trying to find the Yamamoto residence but can't because of her bad eyesight. 
    She will wat in the park whilst you try and find it for her. It is opposite the 
    road leading to Dobuita and Sakura Park. Look at the nameplate on the doorpost 
    to see which one. Go to Sakura Park to find the old woman. You will automatically 
    take her to the door.
    - When this finishes go straight past the Abe Store, and carry on a little further 
    down the road and on the right is a small garden where Yamagishi-san is tending to 
    his plants. Talk to him and then continue on through the trees to Dobuita.
    - Talk to Harasaki-san at the flower shop. She is the girl with a white sweater 
    and red skirt who is Ryo's sort-of girlfriend.
    - About halfway along the street is a burger stand with a dancing man with 
    dreadlocks. This is Tomo-san, and you need to talk to him next. You may be able 
    to understand some of his speech as he speaks a strange English-Japanese hybrid 
    - Talk to the guy in the orange-camouflage top, right opposite Tomo-san. His name 
    is Kurita-san. and he runs the Kurita Army Surplus Store,
    - In the smaller back-street there is a Chinese restaurant called the Ajiichi. 
    Talk to Tao-san and his wife in here they will tell you about the 3 Blades of 
    the Chinese: barber, tailor, and chef.
    - Near to Game You (the You Arcade) is a barbers shop where you need to talk to 
    the owner.
    - Go to the barber's shop at the opposite end of the main street and talk to 
    Liu-san in there. His father was recently discharged from hospital and sits in 
    a children's play area nearby.
    - Go to the children's play area in the side street next to Game You and talk to 
    Liu-san Senior in the black and white checked shirt. He will tell you about the 
    Chinese Mafia and how they are based at the docks. Now Ryo has to find some 
    - Talk to Tomo-san at his cart again. He will tell you that sailors hang out in 
    - When it opens in the evening go to the Bar Yokosuka in the back street, and 
    talk to the bartender behind the bar.
    - Go to the bar up the street called MJQ Jazz. Talk to the bartender.
    - Talk to the men playing pool, and when they ask you a question, select the 
    left option to bet ¥1000 on a pool shot. If you miss you lose your ¥1000 but 
    if you sink it they'll tell you that they aren't sailors but sailors are 
    found in the Heartbeats Bar. Also if you sink it from now on you can go and 
    play against them again for free.
    - In the street is a bar opposite the bike shop, but it is hidden down a flight 
    of steps. Go down the steps towards it.
    - QTE with the drunk thugs. When it is over, go into the Heartbeats bar.
    - QTE with the thugs in there. Notice how they insult Ryo's age by calling him 
    'schoolboy' and giving him milk to drink as Ryo is under the Japanese age at 
    which teenagers 'come-of-age'. He will tell you about Charlie.
    NOTE: On the next clear day after this if you go near to Sakura Park you will 
    see a cut-scene of Harasaki-san protecting a little boy from two thugs who you 
    may have fought earlier. You will have to free-battle them. The thin guy isn't 
    too tough but the big guy can spear you which is quite damaging.
    - Talk with the guy fixing his bike opposite Heartbeats in the blue top and 
    white hair. This is Ono-san.
    - Talk to Tomu-san and Kurita-san.
    - You can't do anything else today so you can just go home.
    - Ine-san says that she wants you home by 11pm tonight.
    - Go towards the town to start a quick QTE with a soccer ball. Just press A.
    - In the main part of town there is the guy from the Ajiicji at a soda machine. 
    Select the left option to buy him a drink, and buy him an Orange Fanta or a 
    - In the same street, talk to the guy outside the thrift store (black apron on).
    - Go to the far end of Dobuita right next to the busy main road and talk to the 
    woman in the tobacco stand. She will tell you about Nagai Industries.
    - Go into the previously locked door with Oriental writing on it, a symbol above 
    it, and a CCTV camera on the wall. This is Nagai Industries.
    - Talk to all the men inside. Only the guy hunched over his chair with the material 
    over his shoulders will be of any help.
    - Go and talk to Kurita-san in the orange camouflage opposite Tomo-san again.
    - After 7pm when the street lights come on, walk towards Game You.
    - After you've followed the thugs into the car park, free-battle with them and 
    knock them all out to find out about a Tattoo shop.
    - Talk to the tough guys in Game You and select their left answer to agree to join 
    their gang. They will tell you where to get the gang tattoo.
    - Go to the apartment block opposite the Bar Yokosuka (Ayamura Heights, I think) 
    and go to the upstairs room with the poster on it (the tattoo shop).
    - The guy in there will tell you to come back the next day.
    - Get home before your curfew.
    - The next day, go to the tattoo shop when it opens at 2pm.
    - As Ryo puts his hand on the door, press A to start a quick QTE with a guy 
    called Charlie.
    - Leave the tattoo shop to trigger a cut-scene with Nozomi. Isn't it weird that you 
    have just lost your father to the Chinese Mafia and she's trying to get you to take 
    exams to get into college?
    - There is nothing else to do today so you can just play games in Game You, get 
    the collectables from the little machines, or go shopping. If you are after a 
    challenge, play Darts 7 in Game You. If you get a high score you get a second 
    game. If you get up to a free third game the owner gives you a toy darts arcade 
    - The next day you will automatically spar with Fuk-san in the dojo. Beat him.
    - Ine-san will give you a letter, but you can't read it because it is in Chinese.
    - Go into town and a cut-scene will start in which a little boy has had his 
    soccer ball stolen by Charlie and some thugs.
    - Free battle with the thugs to help the boy get his ball back.
    - After the battle, there is a QTE where you must kick the ball in Charlie's face 
    to make him let the boy go. The boy is Chinese so maybe he can help you read the 
    - Go and talk to Kurita-san in the orange camouflage again.
    - Walk towards Game You to trigger a cut-scene with the boy who's soccer ball 
    you got just now. He'll tell you about his grandmother Xia-san who can read it.
    - Go to the building near to the vending machine where you bought that guy an 
    Orange Fanta. It has a purple sign. Get the woman inside to read your letter. 
    It turns out that it's written in reverse Kanji. It says: "Beware those who seek 
    the mirror. If you ever need help seek the aid of Master Chen." It also gives a 
    - There is a phone number on the letter (it's recorded in the Notebook). You 
    need to go to the tobacco kiosk at the end of the street and dial the number on 
    the phone (it costs ¥10). When the guy on the phone says the first part of the 
    password, choose the right option, and then after he says the third part choose 
    the left one. All he says is "Warehouse 8" before hanging up. Sometimes he'll 
    say the password the other way round so you'll have to answer left, right 
    instead of right, left.
    - Talk to the old woman in the kiosk.
    - Look at the phone book on the counter so that Ryo can look up the location of the 
    - Go and talk to Tomo-san again.
    - Go just beyond the kiosk to the bus stop and get on the bus when it arrives.
              ==END OF DISC 1==
    - As you get off the bus, turn left into the docks.
    - Walk forward until you trigger a cut-scene with Goro-san and one of the thugs 
    attempting to mug a man.
    - Beat up the thugs in a QTE.
    - Walk in the direction that Goro show you and talk to the girl on the lunch 
    stand to the right. She will show you the way to warehouse 8.
    - Go right towards warehouse 8 and try to walk in. Talk to the guard who stops 
    - Go behind the dock and watch the cut-scene where Ryo looks up at an open 
    - Push the metal crate towards the crates under the window by standing next to 
    it and pressing UP.
    - Climb up to the window and climb into it.
    - Go around the gantry to the far office and watch the cut-scene. It turns out 
    that this is the new warehouse 8 - you need to go to the old warehouse 8 in the 
    Old Warehouse District.
    - Climb down and go back around the front. Carry straight ahead along the front 
    of the dock offices beside the water until you reach Tomo-san. Talk to him and 
    he will tell you to talk to the girl on the lunch stand again. Go and do as he 
    - Talk to her again. Go in the direction she tells you.
    - Talk to the three fishermen who are fishing in the harbour. One of them is the 
    guy you saved from being mugged.
    - After 7pm to the west of dock 8 you should see a homeless man being thrown out 
    of a warehouse talk to him and agree to buy him a drink. Buy him a coffee from the 
    - It will be getting late by now, so if it gets too late and you are sent home, 
    just come back the next day.
    - After 7pm carry on to the Old Warehouse District and look for a security gate 
    that is open a crack and go through.
    - In the cut-scene the phone rings which causes Ryo to knock the flashlight off 
    the shelf. To prevent any noise that will alert the guard, you must quickly 
    press RIGHT in a QTE to catch the torch.
    - There is now a Metal Gear Solid style (kind of) espionage sequence.  You must 
    press A to hide behind crates and barrels to avoid the guards finding you. If 
    they do, you must start again. From your starting point you must go to the 
    right, all the way to the end, and then up to the last warehouse, which is 
    also numbered 8.
    - In there go up the stairs and look at the whiteboard with the phone number on it. 
    Go to the open cabinet in the middle and pick up and inspect the plate. Watch the 
    cut-scene. There you will meet Chen and his son, Gui Zang. Chen will tell you about 
    the second mirror: the Phoenix Mirror. You'll be sent home automatically afterwards.
    - Head towards the town, and you can watch a cut-scene where the kitten has 
    recovered and is walking around. If you don't see this, I don't think it's 
    particularly important.
    - Go into town and talk to the woman in the antique shop next to the Tomato mart. 
    She will tell you that her grandfather who runs the shop is on an errand.
    - Return home, but on the way you will have to face Gui Zhang in a Free-battle. 
    Vary your attacks as he blocks very often, and very effectively. After a while, 
    he will refuse to fight you anymore as Chen has assigned him to be your bodyguard 
    to make sure Lan Di can't get the Phoenix Mirror when you find it. When the fight 
    is over, you will see the creepy old man, Chai, who you will see more often later.
    - Back home, walk towards the dojo to start a cut-scene with Fuk-san and Ine-san. 
    Ine-san will tell you that just before Lan Di's visit Iwao left something at an 
    antiques shop in town.
    - After the cut-scene, go into the dojo, and use the rusty key that you got in 
    your father's room in disc 1 on the long box in the top-right corner from the 
    entrance to get the katana (Japanese Long Sword).
    - Take the katana to the right-hand banner on the wall opposite the entrance and 
    take the banner off the wall. Then slide the katana into the slit behind.
    - Go down into the town, and go to the Tomato mart, and buy a lightbulb for ¥90. 
    This isn't essential, but it helps in a few minutes.
    - Go into the antiques store where you were earlier, and watch the cut-scene 
    where you are given the sword handguard that Iwao left there for safekeeping. 
    The mirror isn't there though.
    - Take it home and show Fuk-san, and then when you're inside, show Ine-san who is 
    in the altar room. It features the Hazuki crest: a snow ring, two stars, and a 
    - Put it in the hole in the dojo wall next to the katana's hole. This will open 
    the secret door to the basement.
    - Inside, go down the ladder and turn on your torch. Go into the main room and 
    put the lightbulb in it's socket, then go to the switch by the entrance and turn 
    the light on. Don't forget to turn off your torch, otherwise the batteries will 
    run out.
    - Get everything you can in the room. There should be a little white leaf, a new 
    move that you can't read because it's in Chinese, and a faded picture.
    - On the floor next to the shelf there are scratch marks. If you look at them you 
    can move the shelf to the left. Behind them, look at the discoloured part of the 
    wall, but Ryo can't break it.
    - Grab the axe near the door and break open the wall to get the Phoenix Mirror.
    - Go to Sakura Park and talk to Yamagishi-san who will tell you about Ying and 
    Yang and how the Phoenix Mirror seems to have both good and evil properties.
    - Take the Phoenix mirror to the antique shop where the old man will tell you 
    how the phoenix and dragon (the two mirror designs) were created as guardians 
    for the Chinese Emperor.
    - Visit the old woman in the China Shop and she will tell you about how the Big 
    Dipper constellation represents a dragon in China and another represents the 
    phoenix. The cut-scene hints again at Ryo and Ling Sha Hua's telepathic 
    - Go to the harbour and at the payphone call Chen on 0468-61-5647 again and answer 
    with the right option followed by the left one.
    - Go to where you first met Chen in warehouse 8. In the middle of the cut-scene, 
    Chai steals the Phoenix Mirror, and when Gui Zhang shouts at you, you must press 
    LEFT in a quick QTE.
    - You will then be sent home to bed.
    - When you get up you will get all your money from your bank account, this should 
    give you approximately ¥32,000.
    - Go and see Fuk-san in his room, and watch the cut-scene where Ryo tells 
    Ine-san that he plans to leave for Hong Kong on a vacation, only for Fuk-san to 
    blab everything and tell her that you are going there to find Lan Di. She refuses 
    to help you financially in your quest to Hong Kong.
    - Go into town and talk to Kurita-san. He will show you where to get information 
    about flights to Hong Kong. Go to the travel agent where he shows you.
    - Go home and see Fuk-san who will give you the money from his piggy bank. 
    This will give you about ¥72,000.
    - Talk to the waiter from Ajiichi who is at the vending machine near Nagai 
    Industries. He will tell you how he came to Japan on a ship. It's slower but 
    much cheaper.
    - Go back to the travel agent. He'll tell you that they don't do boat tickets, but 
    he'll reluctantly tell you a budget travel agency who do.
    - Go and talk to the guy working at the Funny Bear Hamburger Bar. He'll point you 
    towards the Asia Travel Co.
    - Inside, the girl will show you that you can go by boat for ¥69,000. Pay for the 
    ticket and she'll tell you to return in about 3-4 hours.
    - Now just kill time until 3-4 hours have passed.
    - Go back to the Asia Travel Co. and a man will be behind the counter now. He'll 
    say that he doesn't know of a woman who works there. Ryo will shout "What kind of 
    a scam are you running here!?" and the guys friend will attack you. Ryo will 
    automatically beat them up, leaving the first guy on his own. He'll apologise 
    and says he'll call you tomorrow.
    - Go home to bed.
    - The next day Jimmy from Asia Travel Co. will call you and say that you must 
    meet him at Game You before noon.
    - Go to Game You and Chai will jump you from behind. After shouting at you and 
    saying how it is his dream to work for Lan Di, who will like it if he finds out 
    what you know about the mirrors. Then he will eat your ticket to Hong Kong which 
    he has! You will then Free-battle with him. Don't worry if you don't win because 
    he's VERY hard. When you lose, Fuk-san will come and save you and take you home 
    to bed. If you win, you'll get some info and he'll run away. To beat him, keep 
    blocking and going for quick combos before blocking again.
    - The next day talk to Harasaki who will tell you that Chai went into the Asia 
    Travel Co. after he beat you up.
    - Go into the Travel Co. after 10am (whether the sign says closed or not)
    and you will have a long chase QTE with Jimmy (it's the same QTE as the 
    What's Shenmue demo chase). When you catch the guy, disc 2 will finish.
         ==END OF DISC 2==
    - Watch the continuation of the cut-scene where Ryo beats up Jimmy. The 
    terrified kid will offer you a free ticket to the Phillipines but instead 
    you will get him to tell you where Chai came from. He tells you that if 
    you want to meet the Mad Angels and Lan Di's Chinese cartel where Chai 
    came from), the Chi You Men, you'll have to get a job as the Mad Angels 
    always harrass the new guy at the harbour. To the harbour!!
    - Walk towards Harasaki-san and she will start talking to you. She says 
    that she doesn't want you getting into trouble.
    - Go to the docks and ask around about jobs. Walk somewhere between 
    warehouses 1 and 12 until somewhere between noon and 4pm when Goro (the 
    guy with the Elvis hair) jumps out on you and offers you his help. Ryo 
    asks him to help him find a job so he arranges for you to meet him at 
    noon outside warehouse 1 the next day. Now you have nothing to do for 
    the rest of the day so you can just kill time until you can go home to 
    bed. You should go and get used to the docks because you will have to be 
    here for almost all of the disc.
    - When Ryo is asleep he will dream about Ling Sha Hua, who you won't meet 
    until Shenmue Chapter 2: Hong Kong.
    - Be outside warehouse 1 at noon. You can't go inside because the guard 
    won't let you. Goro will show up with his girlfriend Mai who got you a 
    job. Be at the Alpha Trading Office before 4pm.
    - Go to the Alpha Trading Office to get a job as a forklift operator. 
    The boss will take you to see Mark Kimbely so that he can train you. 
    He speaks some English so you can partially understand him.
    - Here is what you have to do in Mark's training sessions:
        1) Press the + Pad or analogue LEFT or RIGHT.
        2) Drive forward (R Trigger).
        3) Reverse (L Trigger).
        4) Move the forks up and down with A.
    - Move the box in front of you into Warehouse 3 as Mark shows you. Put it 
    down in the white squares.
    - Carry on moving the nearby boxes into the same warehouse until the horn 
    at 5pm. You'll be paid 300¥ per crate, but every day you can get a 50¥ raise 
    if you meet or exceed your quota. Go outside and talk to Mark.
    - You can't go home until you have finished everything here, so wait until 
    after 7pm and head back to the office where some of the Mad Angels gang are 
    attacking the homeless man.
    - You now get a QTE in a game of chicken where you have to press the buttons 
    to avoid the other biker's attacks. Afterwards, go home to bed.
    - The next day you should automatically be transported to the docks where 
    you must participate in a forklift race with 4 other forklift operators. 
    The course is fairly easy to follow, but should you get lost, press X for 
    a map. Don't worry about losing - it's just a bit of fun. The annoying 
    thing is that the opposition will knock you into the wall where you will 
    stop dead, but you can't push them off course at all.
    - Afterwards, Mark will give you a model forklift (numbered depending on 
    your final position) and your workmap for the day. Take a few minutes to 
    study the map, as this is your assignment for the day.
    - Today you must move the boxes in front of you into warehouse 18. Keep 
    doing this until noon when you get a 2 hour lunchbreak.
    - At the beginning of lunch, you will have to Free-battle two thugs from 
    the Mad Angels who are about to beat up Mark.
    - When you beat them, Mark will tell you about the Mad Angels gang. If you 
    listen carefully, you can hear him say "Chinese Mafia" in the Japanese 
    version as they have links to the Chi You Men.
    - Play darts or something until 2pm when you go back to work.
    - Sometime in the afternoon three Mad Angels will start a fight with you 
    in warehouse 18. When this happens try a roundhouse kick and knock all 3 
    down at once. This should get rid of them.
    - Continue loading boxes until 5pm when you will collect your pay, which 
    which will now be 350¥ per crate if you met quota.
    - There will be a cut-scene outside with Goro. Notice how he tries to run 
    away to 'take a leak' when Ryo asks him about the Mad Angels.
    - Go left to see Gui Zhang and he will teach you a new kick (BACK+A) if you 
    select the left option.
    - After 8pm walk onto the forecourt in front of warehouse 18 where the 
    homeless guy who you helped earlier will show you a new dodge move 
    - Go home and Ryo will have a dream about the Phoenix Mirror.
    - Finish the forklift race in the morning.
    - Look at your workmap to get an idea of where to go. You will have to 
    take boxes from your starting point to warehouse 3.
    - In your lunchbreak, talk to the homeless guy under the steps alongside 
    the Tomato Mart.
    - After lunch, load until the cutscene with the Mad Angels occurs outside 
    warehouse 3.
    - It's a trap!! Free-battle the first 5 thugs, then 4 more jump down and 
    attack you. Free-battle all of them.
    - Keep working until 5pm when you are paid.
    - Go towards warehouse 17 and Free-battle the 5 Mad Angels who are beating 
    up Mark. Mark will finally tell you what he knows about the Mad Angels. He 
    is searching for his brother who he thinks was killed by the Mad Angels for 
    leaking imprtant information
    - Go and see the homeless man again to learn a new move (RIGHT+Y+B, X).
    - After you have learned the move, talk to him again. He'll warn you about 
    the Mad Angels but will reluctantly tell you that they ride around on 
    motorcycles at night and meet near that point outside the harbour cafeteria.
    - You can now go home to bed.
    - You will have to do another forklift race in the morning.
    - Read the workmap. You have to go from the starting point with the boxes 
    to warehouse 18 again.
    - During lunchbreak you will have a picture taken with Harasaki. Afterwards, 
    choose either the left (standing apart) or right (close together) picture. 
    Has anyone else noticed that if you pick the close picture Nozomi looks 
    disappointed that she gets the unhappy picture? It turns out Nozomi is 
    going to return home to Canada.
    - Work until the end of the day when you get paid.
    - After 7pm go to the forecourt in front of warehouse 18. Where you get a 
    QTE with more Mad Angels (these guys really don't like you!) on motorbikes.
    - Afterwards, Free-battle 5 Mad Angels, then afterwards Free-battle the big 
    guy on his own.
    - Go home afterwards and go to bed where Ryo will have a dream about Lan Di.
    - The next day, finish the forklift race.
    - Your assignment is to take boxes to warehouse 18 yet again.
    - Nothing will happen until after lunch when you find a Mad Angel beating up 
    Goro. He'll lead you into warehouse 1 where you'll have a huge QTE with Mad 
    Angels in the warehouse. Careful at the end when you have to press several 
    buttons in quick succession. The last guy will threaten your friends and 
    family so Ryo knocks him out.
    - Work until 5pm where you get paid then watch the cut-scene with Mark.
    - Outside Game You in town the woman will tell you to go to the children's 
    play area near that taxi. This may or may not happen.
    - Go there and a cut-scene will start where Harasaki is crying because you're 
    - The next day you are fired as there has been a lot of trouble since you 
    started working there, and then there is the last forklift race.
    - You now have to carry the boxes to warehouse 8 and put them in the IN area, 
    and take one with red stripes from the OUT area to warehouse 18.
    - At lunchbreak watch the cut-scene with Goro and Mai who have decided to settle 
    down and get married (Goro wants 10 kids!!).
    - Talk to Mark. He knows about a major deal between the Mad Angels and Chi You 
    Men codenamed Long Xia.
    - Talk to the third forklift operator along the line.
    - After lunch continue working until a cut-scene with some Mad Angels on the 
    big forecourt.
    - You will now chase them both in a QTE. When you get the choice, chase the black 
    guy. He'll tell you about the highly secretive Mad Angels leader, Terry.
    - Watch the cut-scene with Chen.
    - Go home after this.
    - You will wake up at 11:45pm to answer a phone call. It's Chai, and he's got 
    - Go to the bus stop, but you can't take the bus, so go to the motorbike 
    shop in the back street and knock on the door.
    - Go to Sakuragaoka. Near the shop there should be a motorbike. Go up to 
    the doorpost and ring the bell/intercom. The owner will let you borrow it.
    - You now have 2 minutes (real-time) to get to the dock on the bike. To 
    control it, press R TRIGGER to accelerate, L TRIGGER to brake, and either 
    the analogue or + Pad to steer. It's like a 3D Hang-On.
    - At the dock, Free-battle 6 bad guys, then another 5.
    - Terry will then free Harasaki-san on the condition that you incapacitate Gui 
    Zhang so that the Mad Angels can take over control of the Hong Kong route from 
    Chen. Ryo adds another condition that they must introduce him to Lan Di. Terry 
    agrees so Ryo takes Nozomi home on the bike in a very cinematic, movie-like 
    scene with her riding side-saddle.
    - The next day watch the cut-scene in the dojo.
    - Go to the docks.
    - Go and talk to Tomo-san to learn the Tornado Kick (RIGHT, RIGHT, A, A).
    - Watch the cut-scene with Tomo-san where he tells you that he's going 
    home to America, and watch the cut-scene as Tomo jets off in a plane.
    - At 10pm you will meet with a Mad Angel and will Free-battle against Gui 
    Zhang. At fixed points in the fight, automatic moves will happen, such as 
    the end move (a classic, possibly the best move in the game).
    - When you are both down, the Terry will swing a lead pipe at you, and in a 
    QTE, you will have to press RIGHT to stop Gui Zhang meeting a nasty death. 
    When Terry runs off (with the classic line "Follow me into Hell!") you and 
    Gui Zhang will follow him.
    - Now is a brilliant Free-battle with 70 men (look at your VM screen to 
    see how many you've KOed). You and Gui Zhang have to make your way around 
    the corners, fighting the tough sub-bosses along the way. You and use your 
    Cylone Kick to take out multiple enemies at once by running by holding L 
    TRIGGER and pressing A, or pressing BACK+A to do a roundhouse kick.
    - When all the enemies and sub-bosses are defeated, Pedro, Terry's right-hand 
    man will come down with two little henchmen. Take out the henchmen, then take 
    on Pedro. He uses heavy throw attacks and a lethal dropkick that you must avoid. 
    His kicks are slow so you can avoid them and throw him when he recovers. Use 
    Tomo's kick that he taught you to cause maximum damage as quickly as possible. 
    If your energy gets low, retreat and recover, but careful if he charges as he'll 
    spear you.
    - Do the QTE (simply press A) with Terry, then Gui Zhang will beat him up for you.
    - There is now a scene of you leaving home for Hong Kong. Fuk-san will give you 
    some money from him and Ine-san (who says a silent prayer for you).
    - When you get to the harbour, Chen will tell you that Gui Zhang is coming to Hong 
    Kong with you. He will teach you a new reversal. To do it you have to press LEFT+X, 
    - When he slow-punches you, practice the move on Gui Zhang.
    - Suddenly, Chai will try and drop a girder on you, and it will just catch 
    Gui Zhang's leg.
    - You will now have to Free-battle Chai. He's very tough and very fast, but 
    use your Cyclone Kick (L TRIGGER+A) or your elbow thrust (LEFT, RIGHT, 
    LEFT+X) to knock him away and keep him at bay.
    - Watch the cut-scene of Lan Di getting on a boat waiting offshore.
    - Quick QTE where Chai jumps back up and attacks you. The sequence is DOWN, 
    A, A, B.
    - Now watch the ending as Ryo receives an envelope from Chen with the address of 
    a major Hong Kong martial arts master and leaves on the Hong Kong/Japan boat, the 
    Genpu Maru. Gui Zhang will meet you in Hong Kong as soon as his leg heals.
         ====SEE YOU IN HONG KONG FOR PART 2!====
    The Shenmue Passport is the 4th disc that gives you many additional features 
    for the game.
    The top option has all the instructions given by the game characters in the E3 
    face demos. In the Japanese version they are all in Japanese except for the one 
    called MONEY, which is narrated by Mark. Ling Sha Hua narrates Prologue, Ryo 
    narrates Battle System, Nozomi narrates Mini-Games, Oishi narrates Magic Weather, 
    Mark narrates Money as above, Hong Xiu Ying (wait until part 2 - she's the one 
    who wrote the Chinese letter) narrates Game System, and Chai narrates QTE.
    The left option is Theatre where you can watch all of the videos and cut-scenes. 
    Some of them are the Japanese and E3 promotional videos, but all the others are 
    the games cut-scenes which are unlocked as you as you watch them in the game. 
    The one called MAGIC WEATHER AND TIME CONTROL is all in English in the Japanese 
    The right option is the jukebox which lets you listen to any of the music that 
    you've heard in the main game. There are 30 tracks altogether. The four options 
    at the bottom next to the red and green dots are:
    Single Play   Play Through
    Repeat        Random
    The bottom option is the online Passport mode which is only worth accessing in 
    the Japanese version if you have a good understanding of Japanese. If you do 
    access it though, this is how it works in the US version:
    From the main page you get 8 options around Nozomi Harasaki:
                 URGENT MESSAGES
    There are three options in here: Places, Profiles, and All Moves Scroll. In 
    places you can select any place in Yokosuka that you have visited and view a 
    load of detailed information about them all. Profiles let you read lots of 
    information about every person in the game that you have met, even people who 
    never say more than a few lines. The All Moves Scroll will give detailed info 
    about any moves that Ryo has learned. It gives the origin and history of the 
    move as well as your hit and accuracy ratings with the move.
    If you are stuck this acts as an online guide. It will only show tips on what 
    you need for your current location and situation in the game. The two sections 
    in the messages are Information and Clue. Information not only gives game tips 
    but it gives advice about game settings too. More information will become 
    available as you progress. Clue isn't always available but will appear if your 
    save data shows that you are stuck (it could be if you have gone a certain 
    amount of time without making any progression). It will give you a clue to get 
    you back on track again with your game progression.
    Here you can upload you high scores on Space Harrier, Hang-On, Darts 7, the 
    70-man battle, slot machines, forklift races, and the QTE games onto a world, 
    country, and state-wide ranking. You simply choose a user name, the game that 
    you have a high score for, and the game will do the rest.
    This is just an analysis of your data. The data varies from the obvious like 
    number of game completions and completion time to the downright pointless like 
    how many cans of drink you have bought or how many times you bumped into a wall 
    during the game (303 times in my case).
    This gives more detailed information than the instruction booklet. It covers a 
    lot of the aspects of the game in detail such as the Notebook and the in-game 
    Help menus.
    This is one of the more interesting aspects of the Shenmue Passport. As well as 
    weather reports that you can get in the game proper by using the telephone, you 
    can get stats on your kitten's growth. In the game when you go to a vending 
    machine and buy a can of drink there is a chance (the odds are about 1 in 5, I 
    think) that you may get a special can. If you do, you can do one of two things 
    with it. You can either take it to a convienience store to get a free go on the 
    prize draw or you can use them in the Shenmue Goodies section in exchange for 
    characters on your VMU. You must first download the Shenmue Goodies program onto 
    your VMU (50 blocks), then every character's data that you get will take up an 
    additional 2 blocks. The Free Market lets you trade the toys from toy capsule 
    machines for ones you need and ones that can only be traded for here. Finally the 
    What's New section gives you information on all the latest news and services.
    This is simply a link to the official Shenmue website. Apart from looking good, 
    the site is almost guaranteed to have any new announcements about the latest 
    instalments of Shenmue before anywhere else. Still visit the Shenmue Fan Site 
    all the time, though!!
    This is where the Shenmue team will post new announcments about the game under the 
    headings 'Topics' and 'Troubleshooting'. If there is new info the icons will flash.
    You can view all the moves that you can do on the inventory screen by selecting 
    the icon that looks like an open scroll. Some of the moves are black which means 
    you haven't found them yet.
    The moves are found on small cards with Japanese writing on them, or are taught 
    to you by various characters. By inspecting the cards from your inventory you 
    learn the move.
    Here is a list of all the basic moves (that you already know at the game's 
    X       - Tiger Knuckle
    R+X     - Elbow Slam
    L+X     - Twist Knuckle
    R,R,X   - Elbow Assault
    L,L,X   - Upper Knuckle
    R,L,X   - Sleeve Strike
    L,R,X   - Rain Thrust
    A       - Crescent Kick
    R+A     - Trample Kick
    L+A     - Side Reaper Kick
    R,R,A   - Against Cascade
    L,L,A   - Surplice Slash
    R,L,A   - Thunder Kick
    L,R,A   - Hold Against Leg
    B       - Overthrow
    R+B     - Sweep Throw
    L+B     - Vortex Throw
    R,R,B   - Mist Reaper
    L,L,B   - Demon Drop
    R,L,B   - Shoulder Buster
    L,R,B   - Tengu Drop
    B       - Darkside Hazuki
    B       - Back Twist Drop
    X+A     - Big Wheel
    R,X+A   - Twin Hand Waves
    L,X+A   - Backfist Willow
    R,R,X+A - Avalanche Lance
    L,L,X+A - Katana Mist Slash
    R,L,X+A - Brutal Tiger
    L,R,X+A - Dark Moon
    RUNNING MOVES (while holding L Trigger):
    X       - Mistral Flash
    X       - Cyclone Kick
    X+A     - Windmill
    When the move is being taught to you, it will first be shown to you, then you 
    must pull off the move in a Free-battle style part. If you fail to work it out 
    after a few attempts, your VMU will give you a clue until it eventually gives 
    you the whole move.
    I think these are the locations of all the moves in this game:
    1. In Fuk-san's room on his table.
    2. In a basket in the corridor behind your father's room.
    3-8. In the antiques shop on the main street. Their price ranges from ¥300 to 
    9. Sometimes in the morning when you go towards the dojo Fuk-san will teach you 
       a new move.
    10. In your hidden basement below the dojo in the bookshelf.
    11. Taught to you by Gui Zhang in disc 3.
    12. Taught to you by the homeless Kung-Fu master in disc 3.
    13. Also taught to you by the homeless sensei.
    14. Taught to you by Tomo-san (he calls it the Tornado Kick).
    15. Taught to you at the very end of the game by Chin.
    You can train in 3 locations in Yokosuka. The first is in your dojo. If Fuk-san 
    is there he will spar with you instead. The second is Sakura Park in Sakuragaoka 
    but this will only work if the park is empty. The third is the empty car park 
    near Game You.
    If you bring up your moves list by pressing the L TRIGGER you can learn your 
    moves better. You can tell what standard you are with the move by looking at how 
    high the bar behind the move name is. The lowest line represents the 'learning' 
    level, the middle is 'moderate' level, and the top is the 'advanced' level. Aim 
    to get your most powerful moves up to 'advanced' by using them often. My favourite 
    move is the running jump kick which is done by pressing L TRIGGER+A.
    Training methods can be selected by going to Ryo's bed and selecting the bottom 
    option. This will set how much each type of move will increase in level whenever 
    you train. The selections are:
          ALL MOVES
    ALL MOVES will increase all moves (funnily enough) by an average amount. All the 
    others will increase the certain type of move by much more than the others. I 
    recommend focusing on hand moves as they are faster than kicks or throws.
    Free battle and QTE are the two fighting systems in Shenmue.
    Free battle is a real-time fighting system similar to Virtua Fighter. In fact, I 
    wouldn't be surprised if Virtua Fighter 4 had a similar engine and Ryo as a 
    hidden character. In a free-battle, when you knock down an opponent, they are 
    out, and you have a life bar in the bottom-left corner. New moves that you find 
    or buy can be used in a Free-battle.
    QTE stands for Quick Timer Event. A button (either a + Pad direction or action 
    button) appears on screen and you have about a second to press the button before 
    you are hit or attacked. It generally makes a fight more interesting than Free-
    battle as you do much more interesting moves.
    (vii) SAVING
    Sorry if this seems like a pointless little part of the guide but you'd be 
    surprised by the number of emails I get about this.
    Quick Save - A quick save can only be used once so if you do this make sure to 
                 save again before turning off. If you access the menu with Y, you 
                 can select the VMU icon and save. To load it select Load & Start 
                 from the main menu.
    Full Save  - This is the proper type of save. To do it go to Ryo's bed in his 
                 house and select the left option. This is loaded from the option 
                 opposite Load & Start (I think).
    (viii) 'THE BAD ENDING'
    Shenmue's bad ending is like the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, UFOs, and ghosts - 
    everyone knows about them, but no-one knows where they are, or even if they're 
    actually real. This however, is real, and I know how you can get it. Read on...
    Step 1 - Go to the part of disc 2 where you have to sneak to warehouse 8 to meet 
             up with Chen.
    Step 2 - Keep getting caught by the guards until you are thrown out of the docks 
             for good.
    Step 3 - Just watch as the time fast-forwards a few months and....well you'll 
             have to watch it to find out!
    If you don't want to do this you can just download a save with this ending on it 
    at http://www.booyaka.com.
    (ix) SECRETS
      To see this put any one of the Shenmue game discs except the Passport into any 
      PC CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and access the file named 'omake'. It is full of .BMP 
      files of different Shenmue artwork.
      This artwork can be used as great desktop wallpaper if you set it to the right 
      Complete the game and save the complete data at the end of the credits. Now if 
      you put in disc 3 and enter the options menu you can go to the bottom (the box 
      with a 70 in it) and replay the 70-man battle again and again to beat your best 
      times. You can submit you hi-scores to me via http://www.shenmuefansite.com.
      Put one of the Shenmue discs into a CD player and play track 2. One of the 
      characters will give you a Japanese warning about the game damaging your 
      speakers. The first disc has Ryo speaking, the second has Nozomi talking, and 
      the third has Chai.
    (x) THE KITTEN
    By no means an essential part of the game, looking after the orphaned kitten is 
    a quite good sub-mission. When you first venture into Yamanose the girl Megumi 
    will ask you to help look after the kitten that was orphaned thanks to Lan Di's 
    car. When you first have to feed her choose the dried fish (right option), not 
    the tofu. From now on visit it once or twice a day to feed and pet it. You can 
    buy food for it from convienience stores or by checking the Hazuki refridgerator.
    When Megumi asks you a question she is asking what to name it. I named mine 'Tama' 
    (the bottom option) which means 'lovable' in Japanese. You can call it anything 
    apart from the left option which Megumi doesn't like.
    Whenever you look at the cat you get 4 options. These are:
    LOOK    TALK
    As the kitten grows and becomes healthier various things will happen to it until 
    it becomes big and healthy enough that you don't need to look after it any more. 
    When it disappears, head up towards your house and you'll find her. Just look by 
    the front door of the nearby single-storey house.
    (xi) THE DISC 3 BUG
    I haven't heard of this happening in the Japanese version but I know it does in 
    the US version as it's happened to me and I get about 10 emails about it a day 
    What happens is on the second day of work the Mad Angels Free-Battle that is 
    supposed to happen doesn't. This means you can't progress and you're stuck on 
    that day until you restart disc 3 (or in several tragic cases, readers of this 
    FAQ and visitors to my website have had to start the entire game again only to 
    have it happen again) or you use this method which will work no matter how many 
    times you've repeated the day:
    The scene you need won't be triggered unless you approach the area with warehouse 
    3 in it from the correct side, which is the side with the white van on it. Take 
    the route along the long road where the forklift races start and past the white 
    van into warehouse 3. Keep going there this way and coming back to the crates this 
    way and you should get into the desired fracas at about 4pm.
    3.(i) CREDITS
    Thanks to CJayC at GameFAQs, Yu Suzuki, AM2, and Sega for making such a great 
    Also thanks to Angelo Arifi for reminding me and pointing out a couple of small 
    oversights in the guide.
    Thanks to Sean Murphy for telling me what happens when you sink the pool shot.
    (ii) CONTACT ME
    You can email me at olly@nekofever.com, or visit my dedicated Shenmue website 
    at http://www.shenmuefansite.com.
    I will gladly help or elaborate on anything in this guide if anyone needs help, 
    and will try to answer every email personally.
    12/30/99: v0.5: Got the game and wrote down everything I did as I did it.
    1/2/00: v1.0: Finished disc 1 and finished guide to disc 1, finished background 
    1/3/00: v1.5: Started disc 2 walkthrough.
    1/3/00: v1.6: Corrected some minor spelling, grammar, and general mistakes.
    1/4/00: v1.8: Did most of the disc 2 walkthrough.
    1/6/00: v2.0: Finished disc 2 walkthrough.
    1/8/00: v3.0: Did disc 3 walkthrough.
    1/8/00: v3.1: Updated story translation, and updated New Moves section to include 
    all of the new moves acquired throughout the game.
    1/10/00: v3.2: Corrected a few minor mistakes and typos.
    6/28/00: v4.0: Added Corrections and Saving sections.
    7/30/00: v4.2: Added 'Bad Ending' section and Secrets.
    11/11/00: v4.5: Added 'Changes to the US Version' section. More US version related 
    material coming soon. Began updating as I get further into the US version.
    13/11/00: v4.6: Updated most sections, added 'The Kitten' section, and finished 
    updating disc 1.
    19/11/00: v5.0: Finished updated walkthrough, got rid of 'Corrections' (I could 
    finally be bothered to get rid of the mistakes), added the 'Disc 3 Bug' section 
    as I've been getting a ton of mail about this.
    "Follow me into Hell!" - Terry

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