Box art - Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword

Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword FAQ/ Walkthrough

NINJA GAIDEN: DRAGON SWORD

TWELVE LONG & SEVEN WIDE - Full Nintendo DS FAQ/Walkthrough

Authored by VampireHorde











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++ASCII artwork by me (based on the Dragon Sword)





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What it do, my babies? I'm guessing that a bunch of you playing Ninja

Gaiden DS have NEVER played the console versions. That's okay, there's

no need to be a Master Ninja player to play the DS version. All it

takes is some patience and a little bit of help from my walkthrough to

get through it all. This walkthrough below applies for all four

difficulties, so read up!





Sharpen up those swords, it's time to PAR-TEE!





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+++ FIST OF THE DRAGON - GAMEPLAY ASPECTS & COMBO LIST +++



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Most of these aspects are covered in the first level Tutorial, but if

you were too lazy to remember them, here's the list:





--HARD ATTACKS: MOVE STYLUS TOWARDS EACH ENEMY

To attack your enemies, simply move the Stylus towards each enemy and

attack them by using a scratching motion with the Stylus. Ryu will

start slicing in different directions.





--DOUBLE JUMP: SLIDE STYLUS UP TWICE

Unlike the console versions, Ryu can do a double jump in the DS

version! Simply slide the Slide the Stylus up twice to do the jump.





--SHURIKENS: TAP STYLUS ON EACH ENEMY

To toss Shurikens at your enemies, tap the Stylus on any of the enemies

(on the ground or while in mid-air) and Ryu will toss infinite amounts

of Shuriken stars at them.





--THE IZUNA DROP: DOWN, UP, UP

The Izuna Drop is Ryu's most powerful move in his arsenal of attacks

(aside from Ninpo) because it is always a guaranteed instant kill. When

done successfully, Ryu launches the enemy, grabs them in mid-air, and

does a mid-air pile driver. Use this move at every opportunity to "thin

the herd" as they say.





--THE FLYING SWALLOW ATTACK: UP <-- OR --> (DIRECTIONAL)

To stop a large amount of enemies that are swarming against Ryu, jump

up (or double jump) and then slide the Stylus horizontally to trigger

the Flying Swallow attack. It does not kill enemies instantly but it

can get you out of tough spots.





--DIVINE CICADA SLASH: UP, DOWN

This attack is Ryu's second most powerful and can also get you out of

harm's way. Jump or double-jump up and then slide the Stylus down to

trigger a downward strike.





--THE GLEAMING BLADE ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE: SLIDE STYLUS ALL OVER SCREEN

To perform the Ultimate Technique (also known as UT), point the Stylus

on Ryu and move the Stylus in a left-to-right scratching fashion to

make Ryu perform the Gleaming Blade. Hold the position and scratch the

screen faster to power up the attack for bigger damage.





--NINPO ATTACK

On the upper left-hand side of the screen is a circular Sanskrit

symbol. Tap the Stylus on it to activate the Ninpo screen. When the

screen appears, trace the kanji letter onscreen (successfully) to begin

the attack. All Ninpo attacks allow Ryu to direct the attack in

multiple directions while activated, so use the Stylus to move the

attacks in various directions of the enemy.





--BLOCK: ANY FACE BUTTON

Ah yes, the main essential move in Ryu's large arsenal. Unlike other

games like Devil May Cry 4 where you have white-haired demon-slaying

doofuses trying to perform lots of combos without the use of a Block

button, using the Block button in Ninja Gaiden is ESSENTIAL in order to

survive the onslaught of enemies.





--THE REVERSE WIND: TAP SCREEN WHILE BLOCKING

Evasion is a TOP priority in addition to blocking. When fighting off

enemies, hold the face buttons on the DS to get Ryu into a defensive

stance. While he's in a defensive stance, tap the screen and he will

use a roll move. Use this move to avoid an enemy that has a block

breaker attack.





--CONTINUOUS FLYING BIRD FLIP: UP (SLIDE CONTINUOUSLY)

To reach higher elevations of certain areas, slide the Stylus upwards

continuously until Ryu reaches the top.





--THE HEALTH RESORE SYSTEM

The Health Restore System is simple as it looks. When Ryu loses health

during a battle, his blue health bar will decrease and a gray bar will

show underneath it. After clearing the battle, Ryu's health will

automatically be restored up to the point where the gray bar is shown.





--THE NINTENDO DS MIC

The Mic actually has a couple of uses in the game! There are a few

instances where you need to SCREAM or BLOW into the Mic to find hidden

treasures or solve puzzles within the game.





--THE PURPLE BIRD

In certain secret (and some not-so-secret) areas of the game, Ryu will

hear a high-pitched squeal in the room that he is currently in. Move

Ryu to a certain area of the room and SCREAM into the Mic to unleash

the Purple Bird. Toss a Shuriken at the bird to obtain a WOOD AMULET.

In some cases, the bird can only be found by tossing a Shuriken at an

object in the room.





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+++ NINPO AND TECHNIQUES +++





--THE ART OF INFERNO

This scroll can be used to destroy webbed gateways. It's the weakest

Ninpo of the bunch.



--THE ART OF THE INAZUMA

This lightning-based scroll enables Ryu to destroy boulders and

individual enemies.



--THE ART OF THE HURRICANE

This scroll is Ryu's most useful because the Hurricane attack can

target multiple enemies at once. It also can be used to extinguish or

activate certain things.



--THE ART OF THE FIRE WHEELS

This scroll is mostly useful when battling Ghost Fish. Other than that,

only purchase it from Muramasa if you really need to.



--THE ART OF DIVINE LIFE

This scroll enables Ryu to restore his health in emergency situations.



--THE ART OF THE ICE STORM

This scroll summons ice stalactites and can extinguish flames. This is

the second weakest Ninpo of the bunch



--THE ART OF THE PIERCING VOID

This scroll enables Ryu to summon multiple meteors. Although quite

powerful, the attacks are only limited to one enemy per meteor.





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--THE IZUNA DROP

This scroll will be in Ryu's inventory from the get-go. Abuse this

powerful attack at every chance you get.



--THE FLOCK OF SWALLOWS

This scroll will allow Ryu to use multiple Flying Swallow attacks on

various enemies. It won't work for some enemies but is killer against

Beetles and Wasp Fiends.



--COUNTER ATTACK

I absolutely found NO use for this scroll. Since every enemy's attacks

break Ryu's guard, there's really no way to counter.



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--JEWEL OF THE SPIRIT SMITH

This item will increase the Dragon Sword's damage power. There a total

of four upgrades to purchase from Muramasa.



--LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS

These babies increase Ryu's health bar. There are also a total of four

of these to purchase from Muramasa.





++MURAMASA NOTE:

In Master Ninja Mode, the health and weapon upgrades will increase by

TWICE the price from Normal and Head Ninja Mode. MONEY GRUBBING WHORE!



++MASTER KUNOICHI NOTE:

If you are playing Master Kunoichi Mode, Rin will not have the Izuna

Drop in her inventory. It is purchasable from Muramasa in Chapter 9 for

a whopping 20,000 Essence.





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+++ THE UPPITY RETARDS - KNOWING YOUR ENEMY +++



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There are various enemies in the game and I will explain the best way

to defeat each one. Sure, you might think that you can just hack and

slash away at them with no problems...but this ain't Devil May Cry 4,

so it doesn't really work that easily.



Most of the baddies in the game originally appeared in the Xbox/PS3

versions except where noted with an asterisk (**).





CLAW NINJA**

ARCHER NINJA**

RED NINJA**

PHANTOM WARLOCK**

ZOMBIE NINJA

All these enemies are victim to the Izuna Drop. Evade their attacks and

then roll in with the Izuna Drop for an instant kill. As for the Zombie

Ninja, you'll need to be super evasive because they are very grabby.





WEREWOLF**

ARCHER/AXE-WIELDING ZOMBIE

These enemies are very touchy-feely (literally) and can be a bit

difficult to kill. The Werewolves like to use hard pounce attacks and

are aggressive in their combos. The axe-wielding zombies are also

aggressive like the wolves. Usually, the best way to kill them is to

use an Ultimate Technique after a combo. As for the archer Zombie, a

couple of arrows or an Izuna Drop will kill it.





BATS

FIRE BATS

CYCLOP EYEBALL**

Shurikens in the face. 'Nuff said.





PINK SHADOW FIEND

ONE-EYED PINCER FIEND

BLACK KIYATT

RED KIYATT**

All these baddies are easy to kill with Izuna Drops, but you have to be

defensive before initiating the attack. The Pincers and Kiyatts like to

use cheap grab moves, so stay evasive!





LARGE DUNG BEETLES

WASP FIENDS

These baddies are victims to the Flying Swallow attack. Once Ryu

purchases the Flock Of Swallows attack scroll, forget about it!





KNIGHTMARE

MACE-WIELDING OGRE

GARGOYLE**

These are the heavyweight enemies that require more juice to kill.

Since you cannot use Izuna Drops on these guys, stick to using the

Flock Of Swallows attack in order to damage them.





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+++ FIEND CHALLENGES +++





After Ryu completes each chapter, he CANNOT revisit that area anymore.

However, when you go back to Stone Circle Cove and re-enter the portal

for that particular level, Ryu will be transported to a special battle

arena. Enemies will start spawning and Ryu cannot leave until every

enemy is dead and gone.



This is known as a Fiend Challenge. Each challenge is OPTIONAL after

completing each mission up to Chapter 11. Each Fiend Challenge usually

consists of 100-150 enemies per arena (more on harder difficulties) and

the prize for winning each challenge is a WOOD AMULET. The complete

list of enemies and prizes per arena is listed below:





++DIFFICULTY NOTE: The enemies that appear in each arena are the same

for all four difficulties.





+++ NORMAL MODE +++



--WOOD AMULET #1 - LOWER RIGHT PORTAL

PINK SHADOW FIENDS, EYEBALLS



--WOOD AMULET #24 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - EAST

PINCER FIENDS, EYEBALLS



--WOOD AMULET #15 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - WEST

PINCER FIENDS, ARCHER ZOMBIES



--WOOD AMULET #4 - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - WEST

ARCHER ZOMBIES, AXE-WIELDING ZOMBIES, LARGE DUNG BEETLES



--WOOD AMULET #36 - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - EAST

ZOMBIE NINJAS, PHANTOM WARLOCKS, GHOST FISH



--WOOD AMULET #16 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - NORTH

WASP FIENDS, WEREWOLVES



--WOOD AMULET #21 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - SOUTH

BLACK KIYATTS, EYEBALLS





+++ HEAD NINJA MODE +++



--WOOD AMULET #5 - LOWER RIGHT PORTAL



--WOOD AMULET #17 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - WEST



--WOOD AMULET #28 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - EAST



--WOOD AMULET #7 - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - WEST



--WOOD AMULET #35 - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - EAST



--WOOD AMULET #6 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - NORTH



--WOOD AMULET #8 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - SOUTH





+++ MASTER NINJA MODE +++



--WOOD AMULET #12 - LOWER RIGHT PORTAL



--WOOD AMULET #30 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - WEST



--WOOD AMULET #31 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - EAST



--WOOD AMULET #26 - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - WEST



--WOOD AMULET #33 - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - EAST



--WOOD AMULET #13 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - NORTH



--WOOD AMULET #27 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - SOUTH







+++ MASTER KUNOICHI MODE +++



--WOOD AMULET #2 - LOWER RIGHT PORTAL



--WOOD AMULET #25 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - WEST



--WOOD AMULET #23 - UPPER RIGHT PORTAL - EAST



--WOOD AMULET #18 - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - WEST



--WOOD AMULET # - UPPER LEFT PORTAL - EAST



--WOOD AMULET #22 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - NORTH



--WOOD AMULET #20 - LOWER LEFT PORTAL - SOUTH





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+++ FUNION PUDGE - ADVANCED TIPS & TACTICS +++



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Even though this is only a DS game, there is still a bunch of things

you need to know when playing. As you replay the game, utilize these

tactics to get the upper advantage in combat.





--ABUSE YOUR POWERFUL ATTACKS

Even though Ryu has a large array of attacks, its much better to just

spam his powerful moves instead. When fighting enemies, stay in a

defensive position and then utilize the Izuna Drop on each of them for

an instant kill.



--USE THE ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

After you eliminate a couple of enemies, charge up for a UT and quickly

unleash it on the next set of spawning enemies. Also, in some cases,

pre-charge for a UT when entering certain rooms so that you can kill

whatever spawns before they attack. Keep unleashing non-stop UT's on

everyone until the room is cleared.



--RESERVE NINPO FOR LAST MINUTE ATTACKS

It's as easy as it sounds. Avoid using Ninpo for most of the chapters

and only use it when ABSOLUTELY necessary.



--UPGRADE YOUR WEAPON & HEALTH AT EVERY CHANCE

As soon as Muramasa finally opens up his Inventory to you (that's what

she said), purchase the essential items like a JEWEL OF THE SPIRIT

SMITH and a LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS. The sooner you can upgrade your

health and weapons, the better!



--BE DEFENSIVE BUT EVASIVE

Don't just rush into battle thinking you can just hack and slash away

at your enemies like it was a Devil May Cry game! When a battle starts,

get into a defensive stance and use the Reverse Wind to roll around.

After an enemy attacks, rush in and use an Izuna Drop and then repeat.

This is especially crucial in Master Ninja Mode.







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+++ BRIGHT SMILES FOR BUNGHOLES - THE WALKTHROUGH +++



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**BOSS NOTE:

Most of the bosses in the game do not have any names (except the

reappearing ones from the Xbox version), so I'll be using a bunch of

silly made-up names in their place...until I find out their real names.





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Before the chapter begins, a practice battle between Momiji and Ryu

will take place. Momiji cannot damage Ryu, so just stay defensive and

evasive. After a minute, the battle ends and the chapter will begin.





+++ CHAPTER 1 - FOREST OF SHADOWS +++



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The level begins with a Tutorial with that naughty bad girl Momiji.

Follow the onscreen directions (as noted below) to complete the level:





--TOUCH AND HOLD THE STYLUS TO THE TOUCH SCREEN TO RUN IN THE DESIRED

DIRECTION



--SLIDE THE STYLUS UPWARDS ON THE TOUCH SCREEN TO JUMP



--TAP AN ENEMY TO ATTACK WITH SHURIKEN



--HOLD DOWN ANY BUTTON TO BLOCK ENEMY ATTACKS



--TOUCH THE DRAGON STATUE TO REPLENISH ALL HEALTH AND KI





After you reach the SAVE STATUE, take the cavern route going into the

mountain. Follow the cavern path to the next area.





--TAP WHILE BLOCKING TO DODGE (REVERSE WIND)



--SLIDE THE STYLUS UPWARDS REPEATEDLY TO SCALE CLIFFS



When you reach the second cliff, use a Continuous Bird Flip to reach

the top. SAVE your game and then exit to the left side.





--WHILE JUMPING, SLIDE THE STYLUS HORIZONTALLY TO PERFORM THE FLYING

SWALLOW TECHNIQUE





Once you're done misbehaving with Momiji (aaaawwww yeah!), its boss

battle time, boys and girls!





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Look at the Pokemon rip-off! The boss only has three attacks:



--RUSH ATTACK

--DRAGON CHOMP

--FIRE BREATH



Use the Reverse Wind to evade the boss's rush attack and use the Flying

Swallow when the coast is clear. Attack the boss from the side so that

he doesn't hit you up close. Repeat as much as you can!



Technically, Momiji is not supposed to win this battle but you can

still give it your best try. It's the same concept as the Chapter 2

Doku battle in Ninja Gaiden Sigma. If you defeat this boss, you get a

special prize. If you lose, the story continues.





MISSION COMPLETE!

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+++ CHAPTER 2 - HAYABUSA VILLAGE +++



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++AREA: OPEN RANGE 1



The mission begins with a big bang! Test out Ryu's arsenal of attacks

on the Claw Ninjas. Remember to stay evasive and keep the pain raining

down on the baddies.



When the battle starts, Ryu can utilize the Flying Swallow and the

infamous Izuna Drop, so don't be afraid to use them! Eliminate the

enemies and enter the next area.





++AREA: OPEN RANGE 2



Claw and Archer Ninjas will appear here. Use double-jumps and toss

Shurikens at the Archers in mid-air to eliminate them first. When the

Archers are gone, deal with the Claw Ninjas as usual.



When the area is cleared, exit out and SAVE your game near the webbed

gate. Make your way up the stairs and get ready to defend an innocent

bystander.





++AREA: HAYABUSA GRAVEYARD



Approach the graveyard and start slashing at the Claw Ninjas that

appear. When the first wave is done, approach the old man to find out

that it is Muramasa, the money-grubbing whore from the original Xbox

game! Talk to him to receive Ryu's first Ninpo.



After receiving the Ninpo scroll, more Ninjas will appear. You do NOT

need to activate Ninpo to defeat them, but use it if you want to see

how the Ninpo attack works. Once that's done, go back downstairs to the

webbed gate.





--OBJECTIVE: USE NINPO TO OPEN THE GATE



Activate Ninpo to break open the webbed gate near the Open Range. From

there, enter through to the Central Bridge.





++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE



Approach the large gate at the other end. Eliminate the Archers with

Shurikens first and then get rid of the rest of the other baddies to

clear the area. Enter the large red gate.





++AREA: OUTER/INNER HOUSE



Zip past the two villagers and continue into the house to encounter a

large gaggle of baddies. Inside the house will be a great place to rack

up an insane amount of combos.



After defeating a bunch of Claw and Archer ninjas, a set of Red Ninjas

will appear here to swarm you. Stay mobile so that they don't grab you

and use the Izuna Drop on all of them to clear the area. Grab the

OBABA'S SECRET MESSAGE item from the floor.





++AREA: CASTLE GATES



Exit the house and then approach the SAVE POINT and SAVE your game. Now

continue up the hill to meet some baddies. Kill the approaching Claw

Ninja and then use Shurikens on the Archers above.



Continue up the hill while dodging large boulders until you reach the

top. Eliminate the Red Ninjas and then enter the Castle Entrance. SAVE

your game and get ready to face off against that Pokemon boss!





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Just before the boss battle begins, you'll face off against a non-stop

shmgeggy of various ninja enemies. Eliminate them all with your

hardcore skills to trigger the boss battle.







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The battle with the boss won't be as difficult as it was with Momiji.

Stay evasive of the boss's attacks and AVOID attacking him from up

front. Most of the time, he will smack you with his wings when you try

an attack from up close.



Evade to the boss's left or right side and use Divine Cicada Slashes

from behind. Evade and then repeat. When the boss starts flapping his

wings and starts flying in mid-air, go ahead and use the Flying Swallow

on him to knock him down.



Continue this easy assault and you should be able to defeat the boss

without having to use that pesky Ninpo.





MISSION COMPLETE!

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++AREA: FOREST OF SHADOWS



NINJA PARTY TIME! After the cutscenes end, bust out some moves on the

Ninjas that appear. Eliminate the Archers with mid-air Shurikens and

then eliminate the rest. When the coast is clear, enter into the

caverns. Head on through and then SAVE your game at the next area.



Use the Inferno Ninpo on the webbed gateway to open it up. From there,

keep heading east and then use the Bird Flip to the top of the cavern.





++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



--OBJECTIVE: FIND MURAMASA



In the area where you meet Genjiro, there is a bullseye target on the

lower left side of the area. Do you see it? Toss Shurikens at it to

unleash some Blue Essence. Continue up the village and head to Central

Bridge to find Muramasa sleeping.





--OBJECTIVE: WAKE UP THAT OLD FOOL



Awww, are you having a difficult time figuring out what to do in this

part? Don't worry, that's makes two of us. To wake up Muramasa, SCREAM

into the Nintendo DS MIC and he'll flip over and wake up. SIMPLE.



Talk with Muramasa and he'll lend you the ART OF THE INAZUMA Ninpo

Scroll. If you have lots of cash-eesh in your pocket, go ahead and

purchase some upgrades from the old fart.



Once that's done, it's time to do some EXPLORING!





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--OPTIONAL OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #42



I know you wanna find some Secrets! Go back to the other side of the

village and jump back into the well to the caverns. Jump into the next

cavern near the SAVE POINT and then turn left.



Make another left turn to the next cavern and jump down again. From

there, go ALL the way to the last cavern into an empty room with a

high-pitched shriek coming from somewhere.



Scream into the Nintendo DS MIC to reveal a Purple Bird. Be careful,

though, because the bird is mighty strong! Toss Shurikens at it to kill

it and it will reveal a special prize: WOOD AMULET #42! Yay!





--OPTIONAL OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #40



To find Wood Amulet #40, you'll need to make your way out of the cave

and go back to the waterfall area where Ryu and Momiji were training.

Traverse through the caverns and make your way back to that waterfall

area to hear a high-pitched squeal.



Move Ryu towards the large waterfall and enter inside to a secret

cavern with a boulder blocking the way. Use the Inazuma Ninpo to

destroy the boulder and then enter to a secret room.



Get rid of the Purple Bird to obtain Wood Amulet #40! YAY! Once you're

done with all this fun exploration, go BACK to Hayabusa Village and

continue the mission.



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++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE



--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE BOULDER AT THE GRAVEYARD



If you decide to not find the Wood Amulets, then just make your way up

the hill and past the graveyard. Approach the large boulder at the end

of the path and destroy it with an Inazuma Ninpo to reveal a portal.

Enter the portal to return to a familiar place.





++AREA: MONASTERY GATES



If you've played the original Xbox version, this place will be VERY

familiar to you. A bunch of Pink Shadow Fiends and Cyclops Eyeballs

will appear here. Eliminate the Eyeball first by using mid-air

Shurikens on it while its eye is open.



Once all the Eyeballs are gone, focus on using lots of Izuna Drops on

the Pink Fiends until the area is cleared. From there, enter the

Monastery Gates to encounter some more fiends. Kill the fiends and then

enter inside the Monastery.





++AREA: MONASTERY



--OBJECTIVE: REACH THE SECOND FLOOR AND OPEN THE ALTAR GATES



Approach the SAVE POINT on the right side and then enter the doorway

into the Archives Room (kill the baddies inside the hall).





++AREA: ARCHIVES ROOM



Eliminate the Eyeballs first and then kill the remaining fiends with

ease. When the room is cleared, ascend the stairs to the top. Go around

the corner past the paintings and use a Bird Flip to the top of the

Archives Room.



Eliminate the baddies and then exit back outside to the Monastery

Balcony. SAVE your game and then go around the ledge to the other side

and enter the next room to encounter a PUZZLE!



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+++ PUZZLE: THREE RED LIGHTS PUZZLE +++



Uh-oh! How do you solve this easy puzzle? Well, it works like this:

there are three flashing lights. Every few seconds the light will turn

RED and then BLUE. Toss a Shuriken at each light when the color turns

BLUE to solve the puzzle! WHA-WHAT?!? That's all?!



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--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #43



After the puzzle is solved, a high-pitched squeal will be heard inside

the room. Toss a Shuriken at the large globe on the bottom right side

to find the Purple Bird. Kill it to obtain WOOS AMULET #43! CHOW!!





Now exit out of the room and go back to the SAVE POINT to SAVE. Go back

down to the Archives Room to encounter a brand new enemy: the Werewolf.



These guys are pretty aggressive but are still victims to the Izuna

Drop. Use evasion rolls to avoid their pounce attacks and break their

guard with the Izuna Drop. Eliminate the wolf pack to clear the area.



Continue out of the Archive (while defeating baddies) and exit back to

the Monastery floor. SAVE your game and then approach the Altar.





++AREA: ALTAR AREA



Before you face off against the boss, you'll need to get your defensive

skills in check. The next section will contain various enemies and you

need to be on your guard! Approach the Altar to trigger an enemy

challenge. A swarm of Pink fiends and Eyeballs will appear first.



Eliminate the bunch and then a large group of Werewolves will show up.

Again, use defensive maneuvers and stay evasive from them! Use the

Izuna Drop on the wolves to kill them faster. Once the room is cleared,

its boss battle time!





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The boss for the chapter is a large, one-eyed, legless beast similar to

Yotunfrau from the original Xbox game (actually, it's the same exact

boss). That doesn't mean he's gonna be an easy boss, though! The boss

has several attacks:



--CONCRETE POUND

--3-HIT MELEE COMBO

--GRAB-AND-CHOMP

--ICICLE BREATH



All these attack are easy to evade. Just as long as you don't get

careless, then this battle is easy to beat. When the battle begins, the

boss will sit there for a couple of seconds. Approach him and get in a

couple of hard combos. Once he starts moving, stay in front of him and

bait him to attack you.



When he puts his arms back, he's going for the melee combo. Simply roll

to the LEFT side and roll behind him. Attack him from behind until he

flips over or retaliates with a Concrete Pound attack. If he flips

over, stand in front of him again and let him attack. If he rears both

arms, he's going for the grab and chomp. A good way to avoid this is to

jump straight up (so misses grabbing you) or to jump backwards. When he

misses the grab, perform another hard combo until he retaliates.

Continue the assault to defeat him without that pesky Ninpo.





After the battle, grab the DARK DRAGONSTONE to complete the mission.





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Enter the newly revealed portal to be transported to a brand new level.





++AREA: STONE CIRCLE COVE



Move forward and seek the SAVE STATUE nearby and SAVE your game!

Explore the northeastern side of the cove and then come back near the

SAVE POINT to reveal another portal. Take the portal to teleport to

Hayabusa Village.





--OBJECTIVE: FIND MURAMASA AND SPEAK TO HIM



Speak with all the villagers if you want. Exit the castle gate area and

make your way to the outer house to find Muramasa. Speak with him for

some crucial new information.



After he's done blabbering about evil and crap, purchase a LIVES OF THE

THOUSAND GODS from him if you haven't done so. From here, go back to

the teleport stone and teleport back to Stone Circle Cove.



When you arrive, another portal will be revealed. SAVE your game and

then take the black portal to a new area.





++AREA: PERISTYLE PASSAGE



A set of Pink fiends and Eyeballs will appear. Eliminate the Eyeballs

FIRST because they have a new lightning attack that can hamper your

attacks! Eliminate the baddies to clear the area.





++AREA: UNDERGROUND PASSAGE A



You'll meet some Wasp Fiends (a bunch of Metroid-looking rip-offs) and

some sharp spikes in this cavern. Avoid using the Flying Swallow on the

Wasp Fiends and use Divine Cicada Slashes for instant kills.



When the coast is cleared of fiends, use well-timed Reverse Wind rolls

to get past the protruding spikes. Do this for both caverns until you

reach an open watery area.





++AREA: ELECTRIC WORM COVE



A whole gaggle of Large Dung Beetles will appear in this area. Be

careful because these suckers are very grabby and like to jump onto

you. To eliminate them all with ease, use nonstop Flying Swallow

attacks (followed by an occasional UT) to clear the area.





++AREA: SPIKED CAVERN #1 & 2



Use Divine Cicada Slashes on the Beetles from the small space you have

until all of them are gone. From there, use Reverse Wind rolls to get

past the protruding spikes. Repeat the tactic for the next cavern.



Approach the SAVE POINT and SAVE your game. Jump down to the chasm

below to another hallway.





++AREA: SPIKED HALLWAY #1-3



Eyeballs will be on the other end of the hall to distract you. Ignore

the Eyeballs and just use Reverse Wind Rolls to get through all three

hallways to the exit and jump down.





++AREA: UNDERGROUND WATERWAY



--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET SAVE STATUE

--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #41



When you exit the cavern, you will see a webbed gateway to Ryu's left

and a passage on the right side. Take the passage to Aquaducts 4B.



As soon as you enter, you will be swarmed with lots of Beetles. Use the

Flying Swallow on them and then utilize nonstop UTs to kill even more

of them. When the room is cleared, a secret doorway will open. Enter

that doorway to find the SAVE POINT. SAVE your game and then go back to

the previous room to hear high-pitched squeals.



Scream in the Nintendo DS MIC to reveal the Purple Bird. Toss Shurikens

at it to reveal Wood Amulet #41! YAY! Now go back to the area with the

webbed gateway and use an Inferno Ninpo to open it up and then enter.





++AREA: OUTER SANCTUARY



Enter the next area to find a large swarm of bats flying all over the

place. Use the Flying Swallow to rid them all and then exit to the next

hall. Eliminate the lone Eyeball and take care of the rest of the Pink

fiends in the hall.



Once that's done, enter the next room to find the SAVE POINT near the

Paz Zuu doorway. You cannot enter the doorway because you need to light

up the eyes on the door to unlock it. Here's what you do:



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--OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE UNDERGROUND SANCTUARY PUZZLE





+++ PUZZLE: UNDERGROUND SANCTUARY PUZZLE +++



Go back to the previous hall where you encountered the Pink Fiends. In

the middle of the hall are two hard-to-see doorways on the left and

right side of the hall. View the MAP on the adjacent screen to see what

I mean. Jump through the one on the left side and enter the next room.



Eliminate the enemies in the room (or don't) and exit to the next area.

Use a Bird Flip to the top of the room and exit on the left side. See

that large burning torch across the chasm? There is another torch in

front of it that needs to be lit. Equip the Inferno Ninpo and use it to

light the torch. This will unlock the LEFT half of the Paz Zuu door.



DO NOT jump back down to the bottom of the room! Instead, take the

other doorway to a hallway with lots of spikes. Roll through the spikes

to find the SAVE POINT in the middle of the room.



SAVE your game and then roll to the opposite doorway to find the other

unlit torch. Light it up and then jump back down to the Underground

Sanctuary. SAVE your game at the newly opened doorway and then enter

inside for a boss battle!





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+++ BOSS BATTLE: PAZ ZUU +++

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The bone-headed bird from the original Xbox game is back for ANOTHER

stab at superstardom! This bird just never goes away! Paz has several

attacks:



--HORIZONTAL LASER BEAM

--DIAGONAL LASER BEAM

--WINGSPAN ATTACK

--CHOMP-A-LUNCH



When it shoots its lasers from left to right (or vice versa), roll

FORWARD or BACK to avoid getting hit. If it shoots its lasers from a

straight angle, roll or move to the left or right of the laser to avoid

getting hit by it. If you get too close, it will try to do a melee

attack by either using its wings or the Wingspan attack.



The best way to defeat Paz is to use the Xbox Ass trick. Paz has a

vulnerable spot on his body that you need to exploit: his ASS. Move

underneath Paz (be sure to evade his attacks first before charging up)

and use a fully charged Ultimate Technique under his ass to shave off a

chunk of health.



Keep evading his attacks and stay underneath him while charging UT's.

If he runs to the other side, follow him and then repeat the tactic.

AVOID attacking him from up front or else he will grab and chomp you up

and AVOID using the Flying Swallow. After a couple of hard UT's in the

ass, Paz will keel over in pain. QUICKLY, and I mean QUICKLY, run up to

his head and do another fully charged UT on it to shave off an even

bigger amount of health. REPEAT!



The trick here is to be quick and evasive while charging for a UT under

his boney ass. The more UT's that you can pull off, the better! Defeat

Paz Zuu to obtain another DARK DRAGONSTONE.





MISSION COMPLETED!

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++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



--OBJECTIVE: SAVE SAKURA

--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #38

--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #3



After Ryu gets the bad news, speak with Muramasa and purchase the FLOCK

OF SWALLOWS Scroll. This will allow Ryu to do multiple Flying Swallow

attacks on his enemies. But before you leave the village, it's time to

find a Wood Amulet. There is a high-pitched shriek emanating in this

area. Go to the northeastern side of the village (with the closed

castle gates) and SCREAM into the Nintendo DS MIC to unleash the Purple

Bird. Throw some Shuriken at it to reveal WOOD AMULET #38! YESSIR!!



The next WOOD AMULET is near the village well. When you reach the area,

you'll hear the high-pitched squeal. To find the bird, toss a Shuriken

at the bulls-eye target on the lower left side of the screen and the

bird will fly out. Kill it to find WOOD AMULET #3! SUCK ON THAT!





Exit out of the village by using the well into the caverns. As you

enter the next room, Claw Ninjas will appear, so get to it and slice

them off with the new Flock of Swallows attack.



Once the room is cleared, exit out and jump down the chasm. You will

encounter a few ninja friends that will give you directions as to where

to go, so follow what they say to exit out of the caverns to the Forest

of Shadows.





++AREA: FOREST OF SHADOWS



Exit the cavern and make a right turn to enter the forest arena area.

You will be swarmed with Claw and Red ninjas, so bust out the Ultimate

Technique and start slicing everyone up like it was nothing.



After the first wave of enemies are dead, you will be introduced to a

new enemy: the Phantom Warlock. These guys appear and disappear while

casting electric shockwaves underneath you. To defeat them, stay

evasive and then attack when they appear. Utilize the Gleaming Blade on

them as much as possible to kill them all off. After the area is

cleared, leave the area to obtain a new weapon: the BOW.





++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



After speaking with Muramasa, replenish your health at the nearby SAVE

STATUE and then take the village portal to Stone Circle Cove. Enter the

newly revealed portal to the Underground Mausoleum.





++AREA: UNDERGROUND TOMB



In the next area, use nonstop Reverse Wind rolls to escape the laser-

filled hallway to the next area. Another alternate (but not

recommended) way to get through this laser-filled area unscathed is to

activate the Fire Wheels Ninpo.



Enter the next room to encounter some new enemies: Zombies. The archer

Zombie is your biggest threat since his arrows are quite annoyingly

strong. Use Izuna Drops on the archer and then use UT's on the other

axe-wielding Zombies.



In the next room, you'll be surrounded by more Zombies. You'll need to

use Divine Cicada Slashes to avoid getting grabbed and molested. If

worst comes to worst, use Ninpo to clear the room. From there, enter

the next room.





++AREA: BLUE EYE ROOM



--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE GATEWAY



The room will be filled with archer Zombies. Use quick Reverse Wind

rolls as you cross the long bridge instead of running. If you get

knocked down, you will have to face off against Dung Beetles and start

the whole thing over. Make it to the other end of the bridge and then

fling an arrow at the Blue Eye to open the gateway outside. From here,

you'll be introduced to a more annoying enemy: the Black Kiyatts.



These *****cats are aggressive and like to use cheap attacks and grabs.

Utilize your Bow by flinging arrows at them from mid-air. It is a bit

difficult to perform the Izuna Drop on these pussies, so use a double-

jump and then start flinging arrows in mid-air for a better advantage.



When the room is cleared, exit out of the Blue Eye Room. Eliminate the

cats in the room and enter the newly opened gate to find a SAVE POINT.

SAVE your game and then jump down the chasm.





++AREA: LOWER TOMBS



For this next section, you'll encounter multiple rooms with lots of

Kiyatts and archer Zombies. Utilize the Izuna Drop on the archers and

then stick with flinging arrows at the Kiyatts.





++AREA: RITUAL ROOM ENTRANCE



In the next area, you'll encounter archer and axe-wielding Zombies.

Eliminate the archer first and then use fully charge UT's on the others

(use a far distance to avoid getting hit or grabbed). Exit the room to

find some more axe-wielding Zombies. Take care of them with UT's and

then exit out to find the SAVE POINT.





++AREA: RED EYE ROOM



--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE GATEWAY



Again, use nonstop Reverse Wind rolls on the glowing platform bridge to

void getting hit by the Eyeballs. Make it to the other side and then

fling an arrow at the Blue Eye to unlock the gate near the SAVE POINT.



Once that's done, a bunch of Kiyatts and Archers will spawn in a big

ambush. Izuna Drop the Archers and then fling arrows at the cats. Can't

make it any simpler than that! When the area is cleared, hightail outta

the room and SAVE your game. Now enter the next room.





++AREA: PHAROAH'S ROOM



You'll encounter some more Zombies. Blah blah blah. Clear the room to

the next area where you'll encounter an archer perched high above the

statues and some Dung Beetles. Use arrows on the spawning archers and

then use the Flock Of Swallows on the Dung Beetles. When the area is

cleared, exit and use the Bird Flip to the top of the room.





--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #9



In the area with the boulder, you'll hear a high-pitched shriek. Scream

into the Nintendo DS MIC to reveal the Purple Bird. Equip the Shurikens

(you won't be able to hit it with arrows) and smack it to reveal WOOD

AMULET #9! YEEHAW! Use the Inazuma Ninpo to destroy the boulder and

enter the next area.





++AREA: SUSPENSION BRIDGE ROOM



You'll encounter a gaggle of Kiyatts and some archers. Try to get some

Izuna Drops on the Kiyatts and then deal with the archers last. Once

the room is cleared, exit to find the SAVE POINT. When you're ready,

enter the doorway for another boss battle!





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This boss isn't too difficult as he seems. He likes to use simple

ground pound attacks and the occasional up-close grab.



Simply use lots of Reverse Wind rolls to stay safe as he pounds the

ground. When he stops, start charging for a full UT and then unleash it

in his face. The first couple of attacks won't take away much of his

health, but after some hard UT's in the face, he'll get weakened.



Stay evasive from his attacks and keep charging up UT's and unleashing

them on his face until he keels over. When's knocked out, keep charging

the UT and unleashing them to shave off lots of health. REPEAT!





Defeat this easy boss to obtain another DARK DRAGONSTONE!





MISSION COMPLETED!

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++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



After speaking with Muramasa, it's time to purchase some well-deserved

upgrades. If you've been utilizing the Ultimate Technique in lots of

your battles, then you should have a healthy amount of cash in your

pocket. Purchase the JEWEL OF THE SPIRIT SMITH and a LIVES OF THE

THOUSAND GODS to keep Ryu in check.



Muramasa also has a new Hurricane Ninpo Scroll. Purchase that item as

well because you will need it to solve a puzzle later in the chapter.

Exit the village using the portal back to Stone Circle Cove.



SAVE your game at Stone Circle Cove and then enter the newly opened

black portal to a familiar area.





++AREA: STAIRWAY TO THE IMPERIAL PALACE



Move forward towards the next area to encounter some Kiyatts and a lone

Eyeball. Eliminate the Eyeball first and then use Izuna Drops on the

pussies to clear the area. Enter the next area.





++AREA: ZARKHAN STADIUM



--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE ZARKHAN STADIUM DOORWAY



Eliminate more of the Kiyatts and then enter the next room to find the

SAVE POINT. The main Zarkhan Stadium doorway is locked shut. There are

two other entrance doorways on the left and right side of the room.



Enter the one on the LEFT side to find a locked gate. Exit the room on

the left and fight off some Kiyatts and Eyeballs. Clear the room and

enter the next hallway for more Kiyatts. Eliminate them and then exit

to a new area.





++AREA: HYDRACUBUS ROOM



A bunch of Werewolves will appear here, so bust out your Flock Of

Swallows attack on them and abuse the Ultimate Technique to kill them

off faster. Eliminate the wolf pack to open the locked gate. Make your

way back to the locked gate and enter inside. Approach the big blue

torch and extinguish the blue flame by blowing into the Nintendo DS MIC

(YES that actually does work).



When the flame goes out, some Eyeballs and Werewolves will appear, so

start the Flock Of Swallows party! When the area is clear, exit back

outside for a goodie



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--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #37



Just south of the locked gate is the Blue Reservoir Room. A gaggle of

Wasp Fiends will appear here, so smear them with the Flock Of Swallows

to clear the area. Hear that squeaking noise? Approach the wall at the

end of the room and SCREAM into the Nintendo DS MIC to unleash the

Purple Bird. Strike it to reveal WOOD AMULET #37. YEAH!



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Now go back to the room with SAVE POINT and take the doorway on the

RIGHT side. Pass through the next hallway and ignore the Eyeballs.





++AREA: UPPER ZARKHAN STADIUM



Pass through the upper balconies while eliminating some Kiyatts and

Eyeballs until you reach the second blue torch. Extinguish the blue

flame to open up the Zarkhan Stadium Doorway. Now work your way back to

that doorway and enter through.





++AREA: CHAMBER OF EVERLASTING SLEEP - OUTER CORRIDOR



Use the Flock Of Swallows on the Wasp Fiends and traverse the adjoining

corridors to the end. Use the Bird Flip to reach the top of Zarkhan

Stadium with a SAVE STATUE. SAVE your game!





--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE GATE ENTRANCE



Enter the next open doorway to encounter some Werewolves and a lone

Eyeball. Ignore them and enter the next room to find a blue-diamond

windmill sitting by itself. To activate the windmill, blow into the

Nintendo DS MIC and then quickly exit and go back to the gate BEFORE it

closes! You will NOT have time to restore your Ninpo, so if the door

closes, REFILL your Ninpo and health and do it again.



Enter the gate to encounter an old foe!





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+++ BOSS BATTLE: SPECTRAL DOKU +++

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He's BACK! Doku makes a return cameo, but this time he isn't as

difficult to defeat as his Xbox version. Well, he wasn't difficult for

me, but I don't know about you. His spectral form has a couple of

killer moves:



--RUSH ATTACK

--FIVE-HIT COMBO

--HOVER SLAM

--THE STAB



The main point of this battle is to stay defensive at ALL times against

Doku! DO NOT attack him head on or you will get smacked up! What you

want to do is let Doku make the first move against Ryu.



Evade his attacks (especially his Five-Hit combo) and then retaliate

with a charged UT in his face. When Doku puts his sword to the side,

he'll go for the Rush attack. Use a well-timed Reverse Wind to roll

away from the attack. Keep the UT pressure on him while staying evasive

and you should be able to finish this battle with no problems.



Defeat Doku to obtain a DARK DRAGONSTONE!





MISSION COMPLETED!

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++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



There isn't anything useful in Muramasa's Inventory as of yet, so don't

buy anything! Make your way back to the portal and teleport back to

Stone Circle Cove. SAVE your game and enter the newly opened black

portal to a hot new area.





++AREA: MAGMA CAVERN



Equip the Shurikens and enter the next area. STAY where you are and

start tossing lots of Shuriken at the Fire Bats until all of them are

dead. When the coast is clear, use Reverse Wind rolls to roll under the

jumping flames to the next area.



Repeat the tactic above and then exit to the next area.





++AREA: COG OF VIGOOR DOORWAY



--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE COG OF VIGOOR DOORWAY



SAVE your game at the SAVE STATUE! Now make a left turn to enter a

couple of magma areas. The next two sections of the cavern will contain

One-Eyed Pincer Fiends and archer Zombies.



Instead of eliminating the archers, kill the fiends first and then deal

with the archers last. Do this for both areas until you reach the Blue

Eye Platforms. Now it's puzzle time!





+++ PUZZLE: BLUE EYE OF VIGOOR PUZZLE +++



This puzzle is as easy as it looks. Shoot an arrow at each Eye when it

turns BLUE to sole this puzzle. If you shoot it when turns RED, Pincers

and Archers will appear, so get it right!



When the COG OF VIGOOR DOORWAY is opened, make your way back to that

area while fighting enemies in the way. When you reach the Cog Of

Vigoor doorway, SAVE your game and then enter.





+++AREA: FLAME CAVERN



This next area will consist of two flame-throwing walls and a couple of

Pincers. Roll towards the lower right side of the area and battle the

baddies from there. Remember to use lots of Izuna Drops! After that's

done, DO NOT LEAVE YET!





--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #44



As soon as you clear this area, the high-pitched shrieking will start

happening. Stand in the lower right corner of the room and SCREAM into

the Nintendo DS MIC to unleash the Purple Bird. Kill it to reveal WOOD

AMULET #44! HAH!



Enter the next doorway to a find couple more flame-throwing walls (and

floors). Ignore the archers and enter the next room.



In the next room, you will be inundated with lots of Pincers and a few

Archers. Eliminate the archers first and then take care of the Pincers

from the corners (so you don't get toasted). If worst comes to worst,

activate Ninpo to eliminate the last batch of Pincers. WHEW!



After all that hi-larious fighting, exit the caverns to find the SAVE

STATUE. SAVE your game and exit.





++AREA: MAGMA CAVERN STAIRWAY



A bunch of Wasp Fiends will be floating around the stairway. You know

what will kill them all? Flock Of Swallows. Do it! Enter the doorway to

the next area.





++AREA: FLAME HALLS



In this next section, Ryu will be encountering various enemies and then

using the Bird Flip to reach the next area. When doing the Bird Flip,

time your jumps after each flame-throwing wall spews its flame and then

jump to the top. Simple as that!



Make it to the top of the cavern and SAVE your game at the SAVE STATUE.

Enter the Hall Of The Flame Dragon because its boss battle time!





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+++ BOSS BATTLE: SMAUGAN +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





Unlike that giant pork-hose of a boss in Chapter 5 and that Pokemon

dragon from Chapter 2, Smaugan is a bit of a challenge to defeat. Here

are a few moves he likes to use:



--FIREBALL

--FIRE BREATH

--CHOMP ATTACK



All of these attacks can be evaded with simple evasive rolls. Double-

jump or run in the opposite direction to avoid getting damaged from his

Fire Breath and Fireball.



If you stand directly in front of him, he will attempt his chomp

attack. The main point of the battle is to damage his head. If you

charge for a UT, it will NOT damage him unless you are near his head.

To lure his head towards you, stand in front of him and get ready to

roll to the left or right side just before he lunges for the chomp.



Evade the chomp attack and then quickly roll in with a combo and a UT.

Keep doing this for the majority of the battle until Smaugan keels over

in pain. When he's down and out, use fully charged UT's to reduce a

large chunk of his health. REPEAT!





Defeat Smaugan to receive another DARK DRAGONSTONE.





MISSION COMPLETED!

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+++ CHAPTER 8 - CAVERN OF ICE +++



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++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



Muramasa has a special (and crucial) Technique Scroll in his inventory:

the Counter Attack. Purchase it from him if you have enough cash! From

there, go back to the portal and teleport back to Stone Circle Cove.

SAVE your game and then enter the newly revealed black portal.





++AREA: ICE CAVERN



Bird Flip to the top of the chasm and exit the area. The next couple of

areas will mostly contain of Pincer Fiends. Remember to use the Izuna

Drop on them all and spam the Ultimate Technique to kill them all.





++AREA: THE GREAT ICE HALL



Eliminate the spiked Eyeball first and then deal with the Pincers last.

After the whole bunch of them are dead, go to the upper right side and

use a Bird Flip to the top and enter the next doorway to find the SAVE

STATUE. SAVE your game and continue to the next area.





--OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE ART OF THE ICE STORM NINPO SCROLL

--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #10



Eliminate the Pincers and take the path on the RIGHT side of the cavern

to a large icy arena. Another gaggle of Pincers will show up, so start

bringing the pain on their asses and use the UT. The more UT's you can

pull off in this section, the better. Clear the area and then enter the

next room.



Jump down the chasm and eliminate some more Pincers. Watch out for

falling stalactites! Kill them all to reveal the ART OF THE ICE STORM

scroll! Now enter the next doorway to find a secret SAVE STATUE. Hear

the high-pitched squeal? You know what to do here! Kill that Purple

Bird to obtain WOOD AMULET #10! WOO-HOO!





--OBJECTIVE: EXTINGUISH THE FURNACE DOORWAY



Now work your way BACK near the Ice Hall entrance and take the other

path to the LEFT side. When you enter the area, the path will be

blocked by a fiery furnace. Activate the Ice Ninpo to extinguish the

flames and continue through.





++AREA: THE ICE CLIFF



This next section will be quite frustrating, but do not let your guard

down! For this section, stick with using the Flock Of Swallows on the

Pincers and arrows on the spiked Eyeballs. As you ascend the path,

repeat the strategy each time until you reach the end of the cliff.



Once you make it to the end of the cliff, you'll be swarmed with more

Pincers. Again, use the Flock of Swallows and utilize lots of Ultimate

Techniques to kill them all off.



Once the area is clear, enter the next area to find the SAVE STATUE.

SAVE your game and then jump down the chasm to a boss battle!





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+++ BOSS BATTLE: FIREHOSE OF VOMIT +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





Well, I'll be damned! Smaugan has a brother, who knew! In case you

didn't already know, the boss uses Ice attacks that are exactly the

same as his fire-breathing sibling. The only new attack he utilizes is

the Stalactite Attack where he summons a bunch of stalactites to crash

down on the floor.



The strategy remains the same from the Smaugan battle: damage the head

as much as possible! After the boss loses about 10% of his health,

activate an Inazuma Ninpo to knock him out. From there, use TWO double-

charged UT's on his head. If done correctly, he will get knocked out

again! Do TWO more fully charged UT's on his head and it will knock him

out AGAIN! Continue this tactic and the boss won't even have time to

recover from the attack. It'll be over so quickly!





Defeat this boss to receive another DARK DRAGONSTONE!





MISSION COMPLETED!

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+++ CHAPTER 9 - ISLE OF DESTINY +++



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++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



Purchase the final upgrade for Ryu's sword from Muramasa. After the

purchase, Ryu will receive another item: EXPLOSIVE ARROWS. SUH-WEET!



Go to the portal and take it back to Stone Circle Cove. SAVE your game

and enter the newly revealed black portal to a brand new area.





++AREA: SEA OF TREES



You will encounter another new enemy here: the Zombie Ninja. These guys

are very grabby and like to run around you. Stay defensive and keep

mobile so that the arrows don't hit you.



Use Izuna Drops and Flock Of Swallow attacks on all of them to clear

the area (except for the invisible archers). Exit the area at the other

end to the next road.



The next two sections of the road will be filled with large rolling

boulders. Simply run from left to right (or vice versa) to keep from

being squashed. When you reach the second road, you'll have to dodge

boulders and tons of arrows. DO NOT use Reverse Wind rolls during this

boulder run and stick to running in left-to-right directions until you

make it to the end of the path.





++AREA: INNER PATH/BEACH FRONT



WHEW! Approach the SAVE STATUE and save up! Burn down the webbed

gateway with an Inferno Ninpo and then exit outside to meet a very

annoying enemy from the Xbox version: GHOST FISH!!! AAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Ghost Fish only have one attack and it consists of biting you. And when

you have an entire swarm of fish biting you...you'll see what I mean.

Utilize the Flock Of Swallows attack and then use nonstop UT's on them

until they all perish.





--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #19



Work your way down the long beach front while destroying those

goddamned fish until you reach the end of the isle. After you kill the

last fish, you'll hear the high-pitched squeal. You know what to do, so

DO IT! Kill the bird to obtain WOOD AMULET #19! BOOYA-KAH SUCKA!



When you reach the other end of the isle, some more Zombie ninjas will

appear, so start the reaming by using the Flock Of Swallows and

splattering lots of UT's in their faces. Kill them all to clear the

beach front. Go up the stairs to find the SAVE STATUE and save up!





++AREA: INNER ISLE



Cross the pathway to encounter some more Zombie ninjas. Again, use lots

of Flock Of Swallow attacks and UT's. Once that's done, enter the

cavern to encounter some more of those zombies. Blah blah blah.



Exit the cavern to a small stairway with Ghost Fish and an annoying

laser statue. Kill the fish and then quickly exit at the top to find

the next SAVE STATUE. Save up and continue up the path to encounter

more Zombie ninjas. BLECH!



Once you've reamed them all, exit outside (SAVE your game first) and go

up the stairs while killing fish and avoiding that laser. Enter the

next cavern to encounter Zombie ninjas and Warlocks. Equip the

Explosive Arrows and use it against the Warlocks and then stick with

Izuna Drops and Flock Of Swallows for the rest.



Exit outside to the last set of stairs. Avoid fighting the fish and the

Warlocks and simply run to the end of the stairway. Bird Flip your way

to the top of the chasm to find the SAVE STATUE and SAVE your game.





Now use Inferno Ninpo to burn down the webbed gateway and then exit to

a boss battle!





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+++ BOSS BATTLE: OBABA MAMA +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





Fighting Obaba is exactly the same thing as fighting the boss from

Chapter 3 (y'know, the one-eyed boss). She utilizes the same attacks

and even uses the same movements from that boss. The only new attack

that she has is her Black Crows Attack where she flings three black

crows at you from her fat belly. Simply roll away three times to avoid

getting smacked.



As usual, her weak spot is her giant blue belly. Wait for her to attack

and then roll away. After she misses the attack, use a double-charged

UT on her belly as many times before she attacks again.



That's pretty much it. Evade the black crows she flings, dodge her

melee combos, and just UT her ass to death. This battle should be SO

easy for you! Defeat Obaba to complete the mission.





MISSION COMPLETED!

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Take the glowing item on the floor to obtain a new Ninpo Scroll: THE

ART OF PIERCING VOID. This attack is a ground-based (and infinitely

cooler) version of the Inazuma attack. Take it and enter the black

portal to a new area.





++AREA: OUTER PYRAMID



--OBJECTIVE: FIND WOOD AMULET #34



When you enter the Pyramid area, you'll encounter a semi-new enemy: the

Red Kiyatt. These pussies aren't that different from the black Kiyatts,

so just utilize the Izuna Drop and lots of UT's into their fat faces to

clear the area.



Once that's done...wait, do you hear that high-pitched squeal? Oh yeah,

you know what that is. Move to the lower left side of the screen (near

the pillars) and then fling that bird out and kill it to obtain WOOD

AMULET #34! PLAYA HATER! Now enter the Pyramid.





++AREA: INNER PYRAMID - FIRST FLOOR



--OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE FOUR WINDMILLS



Fight off the Kiyatts if you want or simply go downstairs and exit.

It's up to you. WHATEVER.



In this next room are FOUR blue-diamond windmills. Activate them all by

using the Hurricane Ninpo to open the doorway. You can try blowing

them, but you'd end up looking ridiculous doing that. With the door

open, go upstairs and fight some more baddies and then exit. As you

enter the chasm, QUICKLY do a Bird Flip to the top or the protruding

spikes will slice you up. Jump to the top to find the SAVE STATUE.





++AREA: INNER PYRAMID - SECOND FLOOR



--OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE BLUE TORCH PUZZLE



Save your game at the statue and exit. Ignore the enemies at the

stairway and take the next exit to a large room with THREE blue

torches. You need to extinguish the blue flames and replace it with RED

flames. If you haven't figured it out already, extinguish the blue

flames by blowing them out. Once that's done, activate the Inferno

Ninpo to light the torches with RED flames.





++AREA: KNIGHTMARE ROOM



A new doorway will open when you solve the puzzle, so exit outside. Go

up the stairs to a large room. Two waves of enemies will appear in this

room, so be ready! The first wave will consist of red Kiyatts.



Eliminate them all and the second wave will introduce a new enemy: the

Knightmare. These guys are aggressive with their large swords and like

to swarm you. Your best bet at not getting beaten badly is to abuse the

Flock Of Swallows. If they block the attack, keep trying to break their

guard. Avoid using UT's since they have powerful combos and fireballs

to distract you and lastly, stay mobile!



Kill all the Knightmares to open up the next doorway. Go up the stairs

to the next room to find the SAVE STATUE. Save up and then take the

chasm and Bird Flip to the top of the room.





--OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE PYRAMID PUZZLE



The doorway to the boss is sealed shut, so take the opposite stairway

to the upper room with SIX blue diamonds. To solve the puzzle, toss a

projectile at each diamond when they turn BLUE. If you hit a RED

diamond, be ready to face off against a gaggle of Knightmares! Hit each

diamond when they turn BLUE to solve the puzzle! Now exit out and enter

the newly opened doorway to find the SAVE STATUE and SAVE up!





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Before you face off against the boss, you need to activate the torch in

the room using the Piercing Void Ninpo. Once that torch is lit, get

ready for an ambush of Kiyatts and Knightmares. Stick with the Flock Of

Swallows to kill them all and the boss will show up...







+++ BOSS BATTLE: FRIED CHICKEN FUDGE +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





Well, looks like a new boss has finally arrived! This large spider-

looking boss has a few powerful attacks up his sleeve(s):



--GRAB-AND-SLAM

--WHIRLWIND BLADES

--SPIDER POUNCE



The boss has a relentless attitude and is very aggressive, just the way

I like it! There is no tricky footwork for this battle, so stick with

the usual formula of charging up for UT's from a far distance while

evading its attacks.



Avoid using too many combos on him from up front or else he'll pounce

on you. Stay defensive and evasive and stick with Ultimate Techniques

to finish off this boss. I can't make it sound any easier than that.





Defeat the boss to obtain another DARK DRAGONSTONE!





MISSION COMPLETED!

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+++ CHAPTER 11 - UNDERWORLD GATE +++



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++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE



Fighting off those Knightmares should've given you lots of cash in the

bank. Purchase all of the remaining LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS from

Muramasa to max out Ryu's health bar. Now take the portal back to Stone

Circle Cove and SAVE your game.



But BEFORE you take the last portal to fight Ishtaros, make sure to

complete all the Fiend Challenges in Stone Circle Cove! Get all those

remaining Wood Amulets and continue the mission. When you're ready,

take the last golden portal to a new area.





++AREA: UNDERWORLD GATES - FIRST SECTION



This next section will be quite difficult, so be sure to have full

health and lots of defensive skills ready to go! As you make your way

up the path, you'll encounter numerous Kiyatts, archer Zombies, and

Knightmares. I don't what else to tell you but good luck!



Once you make it to the other end, SAVE your game and cross the pathway

to the next section.





++AREA: UNDERWORLD GATES - SECOND SECTION



You'll encounter mostly Kiyatts and Eyeballs for the next few areas.

You should already know what to do, so DO IT! Reach the chasm and use

the Bird Flip to the top (be careful because the chasm contains Ghost

Fish instead of Bats). Jump to the top to find the SAVE STATUE and SAVE

your game!





++AREA: UNDERWORLD GATES - THIRD SECTION



This next section consists of caverns with rolling boulders and

Eyeballs to distract you. Ignore the Eyeballs and quickly dodge the

boulders to the next cavern. When you reach the last cavern, you'll

encounter some Kiyatts and a brand new enemy: the MACE-WIELDING OGRE.



The Ogre is the second-most powerful enemy in the game (the Knightmares

are first) and require lots of hard combos to defeat. Stick to using

the Flock Of Swallows and keep your distance. Defeat the Ogre and then

leave the area to find the SAVE STATUE. Rest up because you'll need it

to fight the next boss.





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+++ BOSS BATTLE: ISHTAROS +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





The FUPA having, muffin-top-abusing, bush-pig boss from the Hurricane

Pack Volume 2 is back! Here are the moves that she wields:



--BATTLE WHIP

--FIEND CANNON BLAST

--FIEND RUSH

--HIGH HEEL STOMP





When the battle begins, Ishtaros will be invulnerable to your sword

attacks. After a minute or so, the next couple of cutscenes will reveal

a new weapon to Ryu: the TRUE DRAGON SWORD. With this new weapon, Ryu

can now defeat Ishtaros. Here's what to do:



The only time that Ishtaros is vulnerable to attack is when she is

casting her Fiend Cannon blast attack. Stay evasive by constantly

rolling around her until she starts to fire up her blast.



Evade the blast and then immediately home in for a hard combo while she

recovers from the blast attack. After pulling off 2-4 hits, IMMEDIATELY

keep rolling away to make her repeat the process. Stay as far away as

possible from Ishtaros because even if you block her attacks, it shaves

away bits of Ryu's health. Keep baiting Ishtaros into using her blast

attack so that you can rush in and blindside her.



With quick reflexes and fast combos, you can defeat Ishtaros. Just hang

in there, you can do it! SWALLOW, YOU BITCH, SWALLOW!!!





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+++ CHAPTER 12 - ABYSSAL UNDERWORLD +++



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Enter the newly opened doorway to encounter...Muramasa! Wake his ass up

(if you don't know how to do it by now, I weep for you) and then

purchase the final LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS from him to increase

Ryu's health to MAX and then use the SAVE STATUE.



The next couple of arenas will consist of very difficult battles

against bigger enemies. I won't give anymore tips since you've already

made it this far, so I'll just tell you what to expect per arena.





--ABYSS ARENA #1: KNIGHTMARES

PRIZE: WOOD AMULET #39 (SCREAM into the DS MIC after the battle)



--ABYSS ARENA #2: RED KIYATTS, GARGOYLES

Use the Flock Of Swallows on the Gargoyle to kill it.



--ABYSS ARENA #3: GARGOYLES





When you reach the fourth arena, SAVE your game and then approach the

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+++MASTER NINJA MODE NOTE:

There is ONE additional boss battle in Master Ninja Mode! Before Ryu

approaches the final SAVE STATUE in Chapter 12, he will face off

against the Black Dragon Clone. Read the details below for the info.





+++ BOSS BATTLE: BLACK DRAGON CLONE +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





This battle is exactly the same as the opening battle with Momiji. Ryu

CANNOT kill the Clone because it has no life bar. The Clone is prone to

using lots of Explosive Arrows and abuses the Flying Swallow.



The point of this fight is to survive it! The Clone can kill you in

only a few combos, so be evasive and defensive! Avoid using Divine

Cicada Slashes or Flying Swallows and stick to using regular combos.

Get in as much hits as possible and then fire up a Ninpo attack and the

battle should be over after that.





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+++ BOSS BATTLE: VIGOOR EMPEROR - SECOND FORM +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





This boss was SUPER lame in the Xbox version and it's STILL a lame-ass

boss in the DS version. GODDAMN LAME! The boss has two primary attacks:

SKULL BLAST and CHOMP CHOMP.



The main point of the battle is to keep the Emperor from climbing onto

the platform that Ryu is on. As it jumps towards your platform, roll

away and then start slicing away at its body as it tries to climb onto

the platform. If it jumps to your platform and you don't roll away, the

boss will grab you with its teeth and chomp you! AVOID THAT! Keep

attacking the body as its climbs up and it'll jump away.



As the Emperor jumps from platform to platform, fling a nonstop barrage

of Explosive Arrows at it to reduce its health. When it starts to toss

Skulls at you, use left-to-right Reverse Winds and continue the tactic.





Keep it up for this super easy battle and the battle will be over in no

time! See? I told you it was a goddamned LAME-ASS boss!





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+++ CHAPTER 13 - EDGE OF DARKNESS +++



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+++ BOSS BATTLE: NICCHAE +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





Oh dear god. They just HAD to save this broad for the last part of the

game?!? If you've played the Xbox version, Nicchae was the exact same

enemy as Alma and BOTH of them were annoyingly difficult to defeat.

Here are the moves she likes to use:



--PINK FIREBALL

--FLYING SKULLS

--SNATCH-AND-GRAB

--SUPER FIREBALL





So far, the only strategy I found to be useful is to attack her with

the Flying Swallow. It doesn't always connect when it hits her but it's

your best chance since Nicchae doesn't stay on the ground.



Also, charge up for UT's whenever possible! All her attacks can be

dodged by rolling away, but you need to be quick because she can

instantly grab or smack you before you know it.





++NOTE: I have not found a bulletproof strategy that worked for me. (In

fact, I BARELY got by simply by using nonstop UT's.) If anybody has a

tactic that worked against Nicchae, please e-mail me at the address at

the bottom of the FAQ and explain how you did it. I will give you 100%

credit if the strategy works.





After you defeat Nicchae, the final battle begins! And just for the

record, the next boss battle is EASIER than the Nicchae battle.









+++ BOSS BATTLE: THE DARK DRAGON +++

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| _ )/ _ / __/ __| | _ ) /__ _|_ _| | | __|

| _ (_) __ __ | _ / _ | | | | | |__| _|

|___/___/|___/___/ |___/_/ __| |_| |____|___|





This last boss is quite the powerful dingleberry......NOT! While he may

have some powerful attacks, that doesn't make him a tough boss. Here's

a list of his moves:



WHILE AIRBORNE:

--TALON GRAB

--FIREBALL BLAST

--ELECTRIC BLAST



WHEN KNOCKED OUT:

--ELECTRIC BLAST

--WING SMACK

--MOUTH CHOMP





The main tactic to reducing the boss's health is to use Explosive

Arrows. LAME! While he's flying in the air, start flinging nonstop

Explosive Arrows until he initiates an attack. When he starts his blast

attacks, simply run from left to right around the arena. Stay mobile as

he blasts you and you should get by unscathed.



The boss rarely uses his Talon Grab move but when he swoops down, use a

Reverse Wind to roll away. Keep flinging arrows until he gets knocked

out. From there, STAY AWAY from his head! Get a good distance away from

the head and continue to fling Explosive Arrows as he lays there.



Be careful though, because even though he is knocked out, he will still

initiate an Electric Blast. When he starts charging up, get ready to do

a well-timed Reverse Wind. When he misses the blast, fling some more

arrows, dodge the blast, fling arrows, dodge the blast...you get the

idea. That's pretty much it! Stay evasive and mobile and continue

flinging Explosive arrows until he reaches his last bit of health.



When the boss gets knocked out with 1% of his health left, he will not

blast you anymore. To finish him off, approach his head and dodge his

chomp attack (if you don't dodge, he will chomp and kill you). Slash

his head to finish the battle!





Mon Congrats, you just finished Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword!



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--HEAD NINJA DIFFICULTY

Defeat Normal Mode to unlock the next difficulty called HEAD NINJA. The

battles will be more difficult because the number of enemies will be

increased per encounter.





--MASTER NINJA DIFFICULTY

Defeat Head Ninja Mode to unlock the final difficulty: Master Ninja

Mode. In this mode, the enemies are WAY more relentless and a bit

unbalanced because they all tend to attack all at once, so be prepared

if you will take on this mode.





--MASTER KUNOICHI

To play as the mysterious female assassin Rin (oh PUH-LEASE, it's

obviously Momiji without the mask), you'll need to do a few things: do

NOT die during the opening battle with Ryu and defeat the Chapter 1

boss. This will unlock a new difficulty with a "different" female

character. Also, this mode is NOT the same thing as Master Ninja Mode!





--WOOD AMULETS

After you complete the game, you can access Muramasa's safety deposit

boxes with the collected Amulets in the MENU screen. Each Amulet you

find in the game unlocks a special item like CUTSCENES, CHARACTER BIOS,

and DIARIES. To find them all, you'll need to play all FOUR

difficulties. Sounds like hard work, I know.





--ADDITIONAL BLOSSOM PETALS

During the End Credits, the Touch Screen on the DS will show falling

leaves. Tap the Stylus on the screen and more petals will appear where

you tapped. Yeah, it's a weak discovery that I made, so what?





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+++ FIST FUNK - BIG THANKS +++

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Big thanks to the following:



--IGN for their support

--The Victoria's Secret Angels

--Elise Crombez & Michaela Kocianova & Andi Muise - I love these girlz!

--The KROQ audience for the silly boss names

--The Spice Girls - the reunion was fun while it lasted! THANK YOU!

--Four Girls Fingerpainting

--The dude that can ride a bike with no handlebars

--Shinobier & Saryah - the TRUE Master Ninja players!





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NO THANKS:



--doopeypeanut

You've got a LOT of nerve to insult my FAQ, my friend. You want to

start a flaming war? Bring it on.



--All of you douchebag prick cheaters using Action Replay

Seriously, who do you F*CKING A-HOLES think you're fooling by posting a

hokey score of 99 million Karma on the Wi-Fi leaderboards? What's the

matter, was the game too hard for you? Couldn't defeat that last boss?

If that's the case, then YOU ALL SUCK!





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