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                  N I N J A   G A I D E N   D R A G O N   S W O R D
    
                                  FAQ / Walkthrough
    
                                    by sephirosuy
    
                            http://sephirosuy.blogspot.com/
    
    
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     NOTE: Press CTRL and F keys and fill in the codes to search the topic
    
    
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             1. INTRODUCTION ........................... sep01
    
             2. MOVE LIST .............................. sep02
    
             3. WALKTHROUGH ............................ sep03
                 - Chapter 1~3   .......................  wt01
                 - Chapter 4~6   .......................  wt02
                 - Chapter 7~9   .......................  wt03
                 - Chapter 10~13 .......................  wt04
    
             4. ITEMS/TOOLS ............................ sep04
    
             5. SECRETS/TIPS ........................... sep05
    
             6. WOOD AMULETS ........................... sep06
    
             7. CONTACT ................................ sep07
    
    
    
    
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     1. INTRODUCTION                                     Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
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     sep01
    
    This FAQ/Walkthrough is for NDS game title "Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword",
    which released on 20th March for Japan and 25th March for US in year 2008.
    
    Check this site for extra stuffs of the game:
    http://sephirosuy.blogspot.com/2008/03/ngds-game-guides.html
    
    
    Updates of the guide:
    
     version 0.1 - full walkthrough covered.
     version 0.2 - minor corrections, all Wood Amulet in the main game found.
     version 0.3 - Items/Tools and Secrets/Tips sections added.
     version SEP - Wood Amulets section added, more tips in Secrets/Tips section
    
     Finally, it's covered everything of the game.
    
    
    
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     2. MOVE LIST                                        Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
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      | Basic Moves        | Command                                      |
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      | Move character     | Tap and hold, then drag to any direction     |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Jump               | Slide up                                     |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Double jump        | Slide up x2                                  |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Guard/Block        | Any button other than START and SELECT       |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Quick landing      | Slide when the character is falling          |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Roll/Reverse Wind  | Tap while guarding                           |
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      | Offense Moves      | Command                                      |
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      | Shuriken/Bow       | Tap once                                     |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Horizontal slash   | Slide horizontally on the foe                |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Vertical slash     | Slide down on the foe                        |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Lift               | After any slashing, slide up                 |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Cicada Drop        | Slide down while in the mid-air              |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Flying Swallow     | Slide horizontally while in the mid-air      |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Izuna Drop         | Slide up after a successfully lift a foe     |
      |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|
      | Ultimate Technique | Slide VVVV and hold to charge, then release  |
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      NOTE:
    
      Defeating enemies will spawn the Essence which is increase your
      Gold (Yellow), Health (Blue), and Ki (Red). When you stop moving
      the character you would absorb all these Essence that are floating.
    
      However, the charge speed of the Ultimate Technique (U.T.) is also
      based on how many Esssense floating in the air. The more Essence you
      leave them floating in the air, the faster Ultimate Technique charge
      time you will get. You could actually get a max charge (Red aura) of
      your Ultimate Technique within a second as long as you spawn enough
      of Essences from the enemies.
    
      Killing enemies with the Ultimate Technique will get alot of Gold.
    
    
    
    
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     3. WALKTHROUGH                                      Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
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    Touch the screen on the main menu once, select a slot to start the game.
    At the beginning only Normal mode is available.
    
    After the openning scene, have a little practice with Ryu. You can't hit
    him, and you can block by pressing any button. After a short while tranning,
    the game will begin with the Chapter 1.
    
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    CHAPTER 1 - "Forest of Shadow"
                                                                              wt01
      In the mountains of spring,
      there walk a young man and
      women. Both have chosen the
      path of the Ninja.
    
      Now a quiet shadow
      reaches out for them...
    
    
    #= Forest of Shadows
    
    ~Once you gain control of the character, move to the top of the map and read
    the tutorial as well while going through the path.
    
    ~The first Dragon Statue (save point) found before the tunnel.
    
    ~Once you've done, enter the tunnel or you can have more fight in a small
    area on the right.
    
    
    #= Village Tunnel
    
    ~There's some optional areas as you can see on the map, nothing special other
    than to fight more enemies in those areas.
    
     *NOTE:
      I found the Wood Amulet 42 at the bottom left area on Head Ninja mode,
      the second level count from the bottom. I believe it's also available
      on Normal mode. Listen to something like eagle in in this area, blow
      to the microphone and shoot down the flying thing to obtain it.
    
    ~Follow the path to the top and you can see another Dragon Statue before the
    exit.
    
    
    #= Forest of Shadows
    
    ~Move to left and defeat the enemies. Eventually the boss appears.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    The boss deals large damage to Momiji, but it is not necessory to win this,
    just fight as you can.
    
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    CHAPTER 2 - "Hayabusa Village"
    
      The hidden Hayabusa village.
    
      Finally rebuilt after the events
      of the Dark Dragon Blade Incident,
      a new danger threatens this
      isolated settlement...
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~Make your way to the bottom left area of the map. Get pass the spider web
    door, later on you will meet with Muramasa. Defeat all the enemies and then
    talk to Muramasa for the Art of the Inferno.
    
    ~Back to the spider web door and use the Art of the Inferno fire ball to burn
    down the spider web.
    
    ~Start from now you would get Red Essence as you defeat the enemies.
    Red Essence is to refill your Ki which uses for your Ninpo.
    
    ~Continue to the room will be sealed, defeat all enemies to obtain 
    the Obara's Secret.
    
    ~Move on to top of the map, defeat somemore enemies on the path. Beware of
    the falling boulder which can give you lot of damage, however the blouders
    fall on the same route, so make sure you stay on the "untouchable" position
    while shooting the enemy archers.
    
    ~Use the next the Dragon Statue. Following area you will face lot of enemies,
    kill them and move left. There will be another Dragon Statue before the boss.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Stay abit left from the boss, that's mean the boss is now on your right.
    If you get it right, keep slashing it by just using the normal attack and
    the boss will trying to hit you but it will always fail. Simply defeat the
    boss by doing this as the boss is on the ground.
    
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    CHAPTER 3 - "Monastery Illusion"
    
      An imprisoned Momiji.
    
      Ryu finds himself in the Forest
      of Shadows, looking for any
      clues as to her whereabouts...
    
    
    #= Shadow of Forest
    
    ~Defeat all enemies at the beginning. Roll close to the archers and kill them
    first since they're quite annoying.
    
    ~Back to the Village Tunnel.
    
    
    #= Village Tunnel
    
    ~Head to right where the Dragon Statue and the spider web are. Burn down the
    spider web with Art of the Inferno.
    
    ~Go right and jump up the cliff to return the village.
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~Go find Muramasa in the middle part of the map.
    
    ~Muramasa is sleeping, use the stylus touch him once and blow the microphone
    to awake him. Talk to him for the Art of the Inazuma. You can also purchase
    items from Muramasa, recommend get the Jewel of Spirit Smith first.
    
    
    #= Monastery
    
    ~Defeat all enemies to unseal the door.
    
    ~A Dragon Statue can be found in the main hall. Take the right door in the
    main hall since the front gate is locked.
    
    ~Move through the passage to the right. Lot of enemies appear here, but not
    necessory to fight.
    
    ~Go upstairs, then to left until the end. You will eventually reach to top
    left corner of the map.
    
    ~In the last room, use Shuriken to shoot all three lights when they turn to
    blue. If you shoot the red light, some enemies will be spawned.
    
    ~Once you've unlocked the main gate, try listen to the eagle voice inside
    the three red-blue lights room. Trigger it on the right and shoot it down
    for Wood Amulet 43 (I got it on Head Ninja mode, should also available on
    Normal mode).
    
    ~Afterwards, head back to previous area. Make sure use the Dragon Statue on
    the balcony because you will face some strong enemies.
    
    ~When you reach to the stairs, you have to defeat all enemies to unseal the
    area. Don't just slash like fighting with other fiends, this type is stronger.
    Try use more jump and slash attack (slide up and slide horizontal or down),
    and not staying at the same position too long. If you choose to use Ninpo,
    Art of the Inferno is recommended for this type of fiends.
    
    ~Afterwards, back down to the main hall. Use the Dragon Statue to save and
    recover, then head up for more fights.
    
    ~Defeat all enemies that appear. Again, use more jump attacks for the beast
    type enemies. Later on will face the boss. 
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Slow movement boss. As its hands raise up simply dodge its attack with roll.
    Charge the Ultimate Technique from a distanse, when the boss comes closer
    release it to deal a large damage, if you hit right on its head, you will
    stun it for a while.
    
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    CHAPTER 4 - "Solemn Sanctuary"
                                                                              wt02
      A mysterious stone, and the
      illusion of the Monastery.
    
      Now, the ancient Greater Fiend,
      Ishtaros, has revealed her
      presence.
    
      A massive conspiracy slowly
      begins to unfold...
    
    
    #= Monastery
    
    ~Stand on the light to move next location.
    
    
    #= Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~Here you can see a Dragon Statue at the starting point.
    
    ~Head up to top right area then return bottom, the circle near the
    Dragon Statue will glow. Take it warp back to the village.
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~Speak with Denroku to learn about the Sea Swallow. After that, shout or blow
    the microphone when you hear something like eagle voice, then shoot it with
    Shuriken when it appears. Once you done, find the Wood Amulet 38 at the top
    right corner.
    
    ~As Denroku mention, you may hear this in the battlefield after the fighting,
    so pay attention on this voice to collect more Wood Amulets. This item is to
    unlock the gallery (image/scene/diary) in the "Prize" section after completed
    the game once. And there's total 45 Wood Amulet in the game.
    
    ~Next step, go down and find Muramasa, talk to him to trigger a scene.
    Buy the Lives of the Thousand Gods before you go, if you have enough gold
    for other items, just get it.
    
    ~Now return to Stone Circle Cove.
    
    
    #= Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~Take the dark red stone circle to the next area.
    
    
    #= Underground Sanctuary - 1st map
    
    ~Move to the top right of the map. Enemies are not hard but make dodge the
    spikes pop up through the path.
    
    ~Use the Dragon Statue before you jump down to the next area.
    
    
    #= Underground Sanctuary - 2nd map
    
    ~In the passage, carefully roll pass the spikes, ignore the eyeball enemies
    if you like. Jump down to the lower area.
    
    ~Here you can find a Dragon Statue on the right and the Wood Amulet 41 before
    the Dragon Statue room.
    
    ~Back to where you down from, burn down the spider web on the left for the
    new path.
    
    ~T junction area, go either left or right window (just move to the window
    and Ryu will jump in). Light up the fire panel at both left and right side
    with Art of the Inferno. In the passage of the two fire panels can find a
    Dragon Statue, which placed here for you the restore Ki after using the
    Art of the Inferno.
    
    ~Afterwards, the main door in the T junction would be unlocked. Now use the
    Dragon Statue and prepare for the boss fight.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Keep attacking from the back. When it goes further, catch it up and continue
    slashing from the back. Once you hurt it, it will fall down for a short while,
    now recommend make a full charge of your Ultimate Technique to deal a maximum
    damage. Needless to say, slash it somemore before it wakes up. Repeat the same
    moves to finish it off.
    
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    CHAPTER 5 - "Legendary Fiends"
    
      The Dark Dragonstones.
    
      Ryu has no choice but to go
      where they guide him.
      What awaits him on this
      perilous journey?
    
      The paths to Momiji has never
      seemed longer...
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~After the beginning scene, head back to bottom right of the map.
    
    ~Before you jump into the well, you can find Wood Amulet 3. But you should
    stay abit middle of this area to find that Sea Swallow.
    
    
    #= Village Tunnel
    
    ~The second area needs you to defeat all enemies in order to get pass.
    
    ~Head to the right exit to Forest of Shadows.
    
    
    #= Forest of Shadows
    
     *NOTE:
      Out of the tunnel will meet the village ninja. Now if you go right you
      will enter the battle, but if you choose left, you can obtain somemore
      Wood Amulets. The following steps are pointing you to the Wood Amulets.
    
    ~Around the Dragon Statue, you may hear the voice again, it's Wood Amulet 11
    (around right of this area).
    
    ~Follow the path to the bottom, you can find the Wood Amulet 14 in the water
    area before the last section.
    
    ~Enter the cave from waterfall to Village Tunnel, then destroy the boulder
    with Art of the Inazuma and you can find the Wood Amulet 40 at the inner side.
    
    ~After all, head back to the top right area, use the Dragon Statue to save
    before entering the fight.
    
    ~You will face alot of enemies here, perform a Ninpo to kill partial of them.
    Lately, some new enemmies appear who usually attack with magic, and their
    magic can chain up tons of damage. For safety, make sure you stop attacking
    and evade their magic attack when the blue light shinning on the ground,
    return them your counterattack on the suitable chance.
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~Afterwards, you appear in the village and obtained a bow. Now enter the
    stone circle again.
    
    
    #= Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~Take the top left circle for your next destination.
    
    
    #= Underground Mausoleum
    
    ~Run pass or defeat the mummies. You would see a locked gate not far from
    the beginning area, leave it for a moment.
    
    ~Continue to the top area of the map. On the bridge section, you can ignore
    the archers on the side. Guard or roll to dodge their arrows.
    
    ~At the end of the bridge, shoot the blue light on the circle to unlock the
    gate that you passed just now, then defeat all enemies to unseal the area.
    
    ~Head back to previous area, you now can reach to the left area.
    
    ~Jump down the tunnel. Head to the left of the map. Shoot the blue light at
    the end to unlock the gate near the Dragon Statue.
    
    ~Follow the path to upper area. Where you find the boulder can also find the
    Wood Amulet 9. Destroy the boulder with Art of the Inazuma.
    
    ~Cross the suspension bridge, and the enemies can be ignored if you don't want
    to fight more.
    
    ~Use the Dragon Statue to heal and save, because the boss is waiting inside
    the hall.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    At the beginning, shoot the boss with your ranged weapon. His move can be
    dodged easily with roll, make sure you catch the right timing as his raises
    his arms. Once the boss gets enough of damage, he'll fall and it's the best
    time to deal more damage to him. Don't bother with charging Ultimate Technique
    since normal attacks are good enough for that. And Art of the Inazuma is
    strongly recommended for this fight.
    
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    CHAPTER 6 - "Mortal Enemy"
    
      The Fiends, brought back to
      life in the Empire of Vigoor.
      Was this foul deed the work
      of the Dark Dragonstones?
    
      Ryu hears a familiar voice,
      one that he may never forget...
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~Start by the speaking with Muramasa in the village. And a new Ninpo namely
    The Art of the Hurricane is now available, but I still recommend buy the
    Jewel of the Spirit Smith ahead if your gold is not that much. And if you
    have not purchased the scroll for the Flying Swallow combo yet, make sure you
    buy it as well.
    
    ~Once you've done, head North to the Stone Circle Cove through the shinning
    stone circle.
    
    
    #= Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~A new circle appears, use it to warp to your next destination.
    
    
    #= Underground Coliseum
    
    ~Run up the path until the Dragon Statue.
    
    ~Take the left path. The next area branches to three ways, and one of
    them is locked. Just continue to the left until the last room, kill all the
    enemies in the last room to unlock the room in the three ways section.
    
    ~Now back to the three ways section, head to the top room should see a blue
    torch inside. Die out the torch by blowing the microphone.
    
    ~Then, head to the bottom room (Hexagon) which contains lost of enemies. Kill
    all enemies to spawn the Sea Swallow, shoot it down for the Wood Amulet 37.
    
    ~Now take the right path from the Dragon Statue, blow out the blue torch in
    the last room as how you did before. The door in the Dragon Statue room should
    be opened now.
    
    ~Make your way to the next Dragon Statue. Go to the right end area and blow
    the fan to unlock the gate of the next room, ignore all the enemies since
    the gate will close again.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Always remember rub the screen whenever you get caught before the boss hurt
    you more. Flying Swallow is quite useful and easy confuses the boss direction,
    try use it as your primary attack for this fight. And don't forget your Ninpo
    as well. Personally, I used Art of the Hurricane and it does alot of damage
    for this boss.
    
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    CHAPTER 7 - "Cavern of Flame"
                                                                              wt03
      The Greater Fiend Doku,
      he who attacked the village
      and took the life of Kureha.
    
      The fearsome power of
      the Dark Dragonstones
      reinvigorated another of
      Ryu's adversaries.
    
      Yet the stones continue to
      pulse and resonate. Another
      Fiend of immense evil lies
      in wait...
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~After the event with Muramasa, go to the Stone Circle Cove.
    
    
    #= Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~Enter the new circle warp.
    
    
    #= Cavern of Flame
    
    ~Follow the one path here and roll pass the lava on the way.
    
    ~Head left from the Dragon Statue, shoot down the circle when they turn blue.
    Be slow, because if you shot the red light, you will have to defeat alot of
    enemies.
    
    ~Afterwards, take the new path that's unlocked. Just one screen to the right
    from the middle Dragon Statue will face some enemies, they not necessory to
    fight, however if you beat all of them, you can hear the Sea Swallow which
    would give you the Wood Amulet 44.
    
    ~Next area, kill all the enemies in the sealed area before you can continue.
    Try use more flying attack/swallows since the enemies are quite aggressive,
    also becareful the fire spot which can probably bother your fight.
    
    ~Use the Dragon Statue in the next area.
    
    ~Jump up to the top floor and you will find another Dragon Statue. The boss
    is waiting in the next room.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    It's not as stronge as its look, just expect its attacks are quite fast
    especially the bite move. The easiest way to dodge make sure your position
    is not in the front of the boss, so keep on running or roll to the side
    before you do any attacks. The great chance to attack is right after you
    dodge its bite attack, and remember to rub the screen if you're bitten.
    Once you've given the boss enough of damage, it will be stunned for a
    moment, allows you to hit it more.
    
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    CHAPTER 8 - "Cavern of Ice"
    
      The Dragonstones continue
      to resonate.
    
      Sometimes they lead Ryu to
      a forgotten monastery --
      other times they lead to the
      flames of the abyss.
    
      Ryu treads a dark and terrible
      path. Yet the Dragonstones
      relentlessly guide him to an
      unknown fate...
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~Likewise, enter the Stone Circle Cove through the warp point at North.
    
    
    #= Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~The new circle appears at top right. Take it to the Cavern of Ice.
    
    
    #= Cavern of Ice
    
    ~Jump to upper area. Move to the right path from the junction since the
    other path is blocking by the fire.
    
    ~After some fights, jump into the hole at the right area.
    
    ~Destroy the ice block to obtain the Art of the Ice Storm. Move right to the
    Dragon Statue room, and here you can find the Wood Amulet 10.
    
    ~Go back to where you came, dodge the falling ices on the way.
    
    ~Use the Art of the Ice Storm Ninpo to unseal the fire to the way leads to top.
    
    ~Have some more fights on the way to the top of the map.
    
    ~Use the Dragon Statue to heal and save before you jump into the hole at
    the top of the map.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    An Ice Dragon, similar like the boss you fought in the previous chapter, and
    this is even easier. Once the boss appears from the river, shoot it with your
    bow 3 or 4 time, then you should pay attention on its possible attacks, but
    sometimes it'll just back into the river again. Thing to remember is when
    the boss move backward, that means something is falling from your top,
    needless to say, you should dodge it by running around. And the other thing
    is the ice ball normally would come three in a row, so it's better dodge all
    its ice balls before continue your shots.
    
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    CHAPTER 9 - "Isle of Destiny"
    
      An infamous Greater Fiend
      appears before the increasingly
      impatient Obaba, head of the
      Black Spider Clan.
    
      The Fiends, and the
      Black Spider Clan.
      Their true motives remain
      shrouded in mystery...
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village
    
    ~Upgrade your Dragon Sword to max level if possible. Also you will obtain the
    Explosive Arrows before you go.
    
    ~Go to the Stone Circle Cove.
    
    
    #= Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~Take the new stone circle warp to the next destination.
    
    
    #= Sea of Trees
    
    ~Just a long and straight road to the North. Try to ignore the enemies since
    some hidden archers that you couldn't kill are bothering.
    
    ~Further area, spend a little spare time to avoid the worthless damage from
    the falling boulders.
    
    
    #= Isle of Destiny
    
    ~Begin this location at the beach area, and you will face a new enemy, piranha?
    This kind of enemies are VERY annoying, try kill them with Flying Swallow since
    this move attack larger area. Don't use too many combo on these enemies, if you
    miss-hit one of them in your combo, you'll probably get bite alot.
    
    ~When you reach to the last area of the beach part (bottom left of the map),
    make sure you kill all the piranhas to trigger the Sea Swallow for the
    Wood Amulet 19.
    
    ~Next up, before you can enter the building, you have to fight with some
    enemies in the sealed area. Some of those enemies can damage Ryu by grab and
    throw him and this move cannot be blocked. Be sure use more Flying Swallow
    for this battle to avoid this move.
    
    ~Follow the path up to inner area of the building.
    
    ~Another worst part is the bridge after the Dragon Statue. You could fall over
    the bridge during the fight, and you need to start over again if you did that.
    One easier way is may youself stay at one of the ends on the bridge and keep
    shooting your foes with the Explosive Arrows.
    
    ~Reach to the top right area of the map, burn down the spider web with any
    fire type Ninpo, and then save the game on the Dragon Statue. Enter the room
    to challenge the next boss.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Suprisingly easy boss. Most of her moves mainly attack her front direction,
    means you can simply evade them by running or roll to the side. Her most
    powerful skill is her crow attack, she will send three crows in a row to hit
    you, just make sure you roll at the right timing as you see the crows dashing
    onward to Ryu. If you're in a distance, don't bother with getting closer and
    slash the boss, just keep shooting with your Explosive Arrows, and don't forget
    your Ninpo can make this easy (recommend Art of the Hurricane).
    
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    CHAPTER 10 = "The Ends of Hell"
                                                                              wt04
      There are only two Dark
      Dragonstones remaining for
      Ryu to find.
    
      He steps into the strange
      world before him, believing
      it to be the only way leading
      to Momiji...
    
    
    #= Isle of Destiny
    
    ~Obtain the Art of the Piercing Viod at the beginning, then take the warp
    point in the middle to next location.
    
    
    #= The Piramid
    
    ~Use the Dragon Statue to save.
    
    ~Once you step into the next area, you will be sealed and need to kill all
    foes that appear here. Afterwards, trigger the Sea Swallow and hit it for
    Wood Amulet 34.
    
    ~Enter the Piramid. Blow all four fans after the first staircase to open
    the wall. Get pass the second staircase and then jump up quickly because
    there are some spikes on the ground.
    
    ~Next up, you will reach to the room with three blue flames stoves. Blow off
    all three blue flames on the stoves and then use the Art of Inferno to light
    up all three stoves.
    
    ~Reach to the upper room, shoot down six circles when they turn blue, then
    the path leads to left would be unlocked. Use the Dragon Statue in the passage.
    
    ~Last room, use the Art of the Piercing Viod power on the basin. You will face
    some enemies before the boss appear.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Forget about any moves you have, keep using Flying Swallow (jump and slide
    horizonal) or Cicada (jump and slide vertical) as you main attack, because
    this boss' moves are fast and powerful, however you can dodge all those moves
    by jumping and slashing. Sometimes if you get your Flying Swallow blocked,
    perform a Cicada before you land on the ground. Also the boss could be stunned
    when you chain him enough, perhaps you could perform an Ultimate Technique
    at this moment.
    
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    CHAPTER 11 - "Underworld Gate"
    
      One Dragonstone remains
    
      Guided by Dark
      Dragonstones, at long
      last Ryu finds himself
      in front of Momiji...
    
    
    #= Hayabusa Village/Stone Circle Cove
    
    ~Try buy all the remaining items as you can. Go Stone Circle Cove and take
    the new shiny circle.
    
    
    #= Underworld Gate
    
    ~Since the road is small, you can try Explosive Arrows for the common enemies.
    
    ~Continue you way until the cliff, jump up as soon as you reach otherwise
    the piranhas stay a chance to bite you.
    
    ~Battle with a mini boss at upper area. His moves are quite powerful but very
    easy to be dodged.
    
    ~Go until to right area of the map, use the Dragon Statue before the boss.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Normally female bosses in the action game are tougher than most other bosses,
    this is another proof. The easiest way to attack this boss without taking
    heavy damage is right after she uses the ray attack. The best tactic is
    roll circling the boss, and don't stay too far from her otherwise she would
    use the dash kick. By doing so, the boss will trying to face the direction
    on Ryu, sometimes you may perform a slash when you roll to her back. Once
    she does the ray attack, you are probably at her side, now slash her 3 or 4
    times from the side, don't slash too much or you would be countered!! Keep
    rolling circling her until she perform the next ray attack. Do remember use
    Ninpo to deal better damage so you can end this fight earlier.
    
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    CHAPTER 12 - "Abyssal Underworld"
    
      Kureha and Momiji
      The Eye of the Dragon.
    
      Ryu is infused with the ancestral
      powers of the Dragons by these
      two shrine-maidens.
    
      Now he descends into the abyss
      of the Fiend Realm in search
      of his true enemy.
      His struggle nears its end...
    
    
    #= Underworld Gate
    
    ~Move into the light to next section.
    
    
    #= Abyssal Underworld
    
    ~Blow the sleeping Muramasa to buy something. Run down to path after the
    Dragon Statue.
    
    ~In the first corner, defeat some big blade foes to unseal the path.
    You may hear the Sea Swallow after defeating the enemies, trigger it and
    hit it for the Wood Amulet 39.
    
    ~Continue down the path will encounter some piranhas, so beware.
    
    ~Later on, a new enemy appears in the next seal. Recommend attack this enemy
    with Flying Swallow.
    
    ~In the South or bottom left part of the map where you fight only the
    flying enemies, you can find another Sea Swallow. Blow the micophone and
    hit it for Wood Amulet 32. In case if it didn't voice up, exit and re-enter
    the area.
    
    ~Use the Dragon Status before the last area.
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Looks like this boss is just a minor role. This is a ranged battle. simply
    shoot it with Explosive Arrows continuously until it sends you the skulls,
    roll left and right to evade as the skulls come closer. Other than this,
    it would jump toward your area and bite, just do like how you evade its
    skulls, rub the screen if you get caught. Basically we won't have much
    trouble on this fight since this boss' moves are too weak. The most powerful
    Ninpo is Art of the Ice Storm, but make sure you shoot its head.
    
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    CHAPTER 13 - "Edge of Darkness"
    
      Following the ultimate form
      of the Dark Dragonstones,
      Ryu falls deeper into the abyss.
    
      His final battle awaits.
    
    
    #= Edge of Darkness
    
    ~BOSS BATTLE
    Use Flying Swallow when the boss is flying, just do one hit if the distance
    is too far because you only need to get closer. Try the Flying Swallow combo
    when she's near. Once you hit her right spot she would fall, giving you a
    chance to slashing more. Once she's up, comtinue chasing her with the same
    tactic, keep her busy and this could reduce her chance of performing the
    yellow lighty move, which is hard to dodge.
    
    ~FINAL BOSS
    A big dragon always flying, shoot it with Explosive Arrow from the far as
    possible (further until you can clearly see its head), this could avoid him
    from using the stomp attack. TO evade the breath from the boss, you can judge
    by hearing the voice or the charging light from its mouth, hold any button to
    get it ready, once the voice is stop or the light disappears, quickly tap the
    screen to roll.
    
    When the boss has fallen, you have to be prepared to dodge as well, but
    needless to say, you should take this chance to slash it as much as possible.
    
    What would the boss do are:
    1. If attack from its left/middle, the boss will shoot out the laser.
       Reverse Wind/roll to left is easier!
    2. If attack from its right or left, the boss will counter you with its
       big arm. Perform a Reverse Wind/roll as you see it raises its arm!
    
    The last thing must know is during the final attack. What is going to
    happen if you just move forward and do your final slash? You will die.
    The boss is actually prepared an instant death attack for you when you
    try to kill it. So, run close to the boss and be ready to dodge its death
    attack, and once you see its head starts moving, immediately perform a
    Reverse Wind (roll). After that only give it the final slash.
    
    
    That's all, now you've beaten the game, hope you enjoy the ending
    and new difficulty level.
    
    
    END
    
    
    
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     4. ITEMS/TOOLS                                      Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
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    This is a list of all items and tools available in the game.
    
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     << Ninpo >>
     -----------
    
    Art of the Inferno
    
     ~Create a ball of fire and direct it with the stylus.
     ~Obtain during Chapter 2 event.
    
    
    Art of the Inazuma
    
     ~Tap an enemy to attack with bolts of lightning.
     ~Obtain during Chapter 3 event.
    
    
    Art of the Fire Wheels
    
     ~Generates a fire wheel as shield and burns nearby enemies.
     ~Available in Muramasa shop after Chapter 2.
    
    
    Art of the Divine Life
    
     ~Generates Blue Essence that recovers your health.
     ~Available in Muramasa shop after Chapter 3.
    
    
    Art of the Hurricane
    
     ~Generates a whirlwind and direct it with the stylus.
     ~Available in Muramasa shop after Chapter 5.
    
    
    Art of the Ice Storm
    
     ~Tap an enemy to attack with blades of ice.
     ~Obtain in Chapter 8, located at Cavern of Ice.
    
    
    Art of the Piercing Viod
    
     ~Tap an enemy to launch a Piercing Void.
     ~Obtain in Chapter 10, at the beginning of the chapter.
    
    
    
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     << Scrolls >>
     -------------
    
    Flock of Swallows
    
     ~This scroll enables you to perform continuous Flying Swallow attacks.
     ~Available in Muramasa shop after Chapter 3
    
    
    Counter Attack
    
     ~This scroll enables you to counter attack by quickly slicing
      while you are blocking an enemy strike.
     ~Available in Muramasa shop after Chapter 7.
    
    
    Izuna Drop
    
     ~This will let you perform the Izuna Drop technique.
     ~Default technique of Ryu on Normal, Head Ninja, and Master Ninja mode.
     ~Available in Muramasa shop after Chapter 8 on Master Kunoichi mode.
      (Cost: 20000 Gold)
    
    
     -----------
     << Items >>
     -----------
    
    Jewel of the Spirit Smith
    
     ~This mysterious sphere will make your Dragon Sword stronger.
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 2 (Lv 2).
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 5 (Lv 3).
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 8 (Lv Max).
    
    
    Lives of the Thousand Gods
    
     ~This magical item will raise your maximum health.
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 2 (1).
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 5 (2).
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 6 (3).
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 8 (4).
     ~Available in Murasama shop after Chapter 11 (5).
    
    
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     << Wood Amulet >>
     -----------------
    
    Basically all the Wood Amulet in the story are already listed in the
    walkthrough, you can press CTRL F and find it. 
    
    Wood Amulets are used to unlock the "Prize" (beat the game once to unlock)
    section under the main menu. The more you find the mode items will be unlocked
    under this section.
    
    There are 16 Wood Amulets in the story, 7 from the Netherworld Challenge on
    each difficulty level (there's 4 difficulty levels, that's mean 7 x 4 = 28).
    All together are 16 + 28 = 44 Wood Amulets in the game, and the No. 45 will
    be unlocked automatically when you got all 44 in the game.
    
    What is Netherworld Challenge? Remember the Stone Circle Cove? After beating
    a stage during the story, the circle of that stage will become yellow light
    instead of dark red. Now enter the yellow light circle, you will warp to a
    small area named Netherworld. And there's lot of enemies/fiends are waiting,
    only way to get out is kill everything in the Netherworld. Then, before you
    leave, the Wood Amulet appears as a reward for you.
    
    
    Check "6. WOOD AMULETS" section or
    the link below to find out all Wood Amulets.
    
    http://sephirosuy.blogspot.com/2008/03/ngds-wood-amulet.html
    
    
    
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     << Unlockables >>
     -----------------
    
    ~Head Ninja mode
    Beat the game once on Normal mode 
    
    
    ~Master Ninja mode
    Beat the game once on Head Ninja mode 
    
    
    ~Master Kunoichi mode
    Beat the game once on Normal mode. 
    Defeat the Red Dragon boss at the beginning of the game with Momiji. 
    This mode allows you to play as "Rin"; actually she's the unmasked Momiji. 
    
    
    ~Prize
    Beat the game once on Normal mode. (Gallery, scene, characters' daily)
    The availablities under this section are based on your Wood Amulets collection.
    
    ** Additional: Character data and gallery:
    http://sephirosuy.blogspot.com/2008/03/ngds-character-data.html
    
    
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     << Secrets >>
     -------------
    
    ~Happy Birthday sound
    Play the game on your birthday (depends on your NDS setting), you will get
    a special "Happy Birthday" sound effect when you start the game! Instead of
    the usual sound effect when you tap the start screen.
    (credit: amityville27)
    
    
    ~Shoot for Blue Essence
    In the Forest of Shadows, some Concentric Circles are around the Dragon Statue.
    Shoot the Concentric Circle to spawn the Blue Essence. But this is quite
    useless since the Dragon Statue is here.
    
    
     ----------
     << Tips >>
     ----------
    
    ~Quick Ultimate Technique
    The speed of the Ultimate Technique charge time is actually based on the
    quantity of Essences around. The more Essences are spawned (before you absorb),
    the shorter Ultimate Technique charge time will be. You can charge a max level
    Ultimate Technique instantly as long as the floating Essences are enough.
    
    
    ~Keep The Essence Floating
    As mention above, floating Essences shorten your Ultimate Technique
    charge time. Because the Essences will be obtained when your character
    has no action (attack), so other than keep slashing the enemies, press any
    button to guard or perform Reverse Wind are another ways to hold the Essences
    in the air.
    
    
    ~"Paint" a Ninpo
    Actually it's not necessory to follow the Ninpo letter as it shows on the
    screen, you can slide over the letter until the letter is fully filled with
    colour. And... the Ninpon is done.
    
    
    ~Fake Ninpo Protection
    Tap the Ninpo symbol at top left corner to perform a Ninpo, and your character
    will become invincible while charging up the Ninpo. Tap return symbol at bottom
    right to cancel it so you don't waste your Ninpo. This is quite useful when you
    couldn't dodge certain attacks from the enemy at the right moment.
    
    
    
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     6. WOOD AMULETS                                     Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
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    For the Wood Amulets which are found in the story, you can check the
    exact location and details in the "3. WALKTHROUGT" section.
    
    ---
    
    Wood Amulet 1
    Normal mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom right part circle
    
    Wood Amulet 2
    Master Kunoichi mode;
    Stone Circle Cove botton right part circle
    
    Wood Amulet 3
    Chapter 5; Hayabusa Village (South)
    
    Wood Amulet 4
    Normal mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 5
    Head Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom right part circle
    
    Wood Amulet 6
    Head Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 7
    Head Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 8
    Head Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 9
    Chapter 5; Underground Mausoleum
    
    Wood Amulet 10
    Chapter 8; Cavern of Ice
    
    Wood Amulet 11
    Chapter 5; Forest of Shadow (left from the Village Tunnel exit)
    
    Wood Amulet 12
    Master Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 13
    Master Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 14
    Chapter 5; Forest of Shadow (South, the water area)
    
    Wood Amulet 15
    Normal mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 16
    Normal mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 17
    Head Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 18
    Master Kunoichi mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 19
    Chapter 9; Isle of Destiny (bottom left after killing all piranhas)
    
    Wood Amulet 20
    Master Kunoichi mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 21
    Normal mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 22
    Master Kunoichi mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 23
    Master Kunoichi mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 24
    Normal mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 25
    Master Kunoichi mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, the left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 26
    Master Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 27
    Master Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove bottom left part, right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 28
    Head Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 29
    Master Kunoichi mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 30
    Master Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, left circle
    
    Wood Amulet 31
    Master Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top right part, right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 32
    Chapter 12; Abyssal Underworld (the Southern platform)
    
    Wood Amulet 33
    Master Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 34
    Chapter 10; The Piramid (outside the Piramid)
    
    Wood Amulet 35
    Head Ninja mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 36
    Normal mode; Netherworld Challenge
    Stone Circle Cove top left part, the right circle
    
    Wood Amulet 37
    Chapter 6; Underground Coliseum
    
    Wood Amulet 38
    Chapter 4; Hayabusa Village (event)
    
    Wood Amulet 39
    Chapter 12; Abyssal Underworld
    
    Wood Amulet 40
    Chapter 5; Village Tunnel (Enter Village Tunnel from the waterfall,
    it's inside the room covered by the boulder)
    
    Wood Amulet 41
    Chapter 4; Underground Sanctuary 2nd map
    
    Wood Amulet 42
    Chapter 1; Village Tunnel bottom left
    (second level count from bottom, also can be found on Normal mode)
    
    Wood Amulet 43
    Chapter 3; Monastery red-blue lights room
    
    Wood Amulet 44
    Chapter 7; Cavern of Flame, right from the middle Dragon Statue
    (this is not a sealed battle; you must kill all enemies here)
    
    Wood Amulet 45
    Collect all 44 Wood Amulet above.
    Enter "Prize" section and Muramasa will give you the Wooden Amulet 45.
    
    
    
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