=================================================== Ninjabread Man FAQ/Walkthrough Final Version By kirbyparufo =================================================== 1. Introduction 2. Updates 3. Controls 4. Basics 5. Enemies/Hazards 6. Walkthrough 7. Extra Modes 8. Contact ============================================== 1. Introduction ============================================== Ninjabread Man is a bad game that is virtually identical to two other games made by the same company that made this game (Anubis II and Rock 'N' Roll Adventures). This game is short and easy, but there are some hard parts, so I decided to make a FAQ for this game. Read on, unless you are hungry. ============================================== 2. Updates ============================================== Final Version- Finished the Walkthrough Version 1.3- Finished the Candy Cliffs section of the Walkthrough Version 1.2- Finished the Lollipop Forest section of the Walkthrough Version 1.1- Corrected many typos Version 1- Finished the Training Dough-Jo section of the Walkthrough ============================================== 3. Controls ============================================== Here are the Controls for the game. Nunchuk control stick - Move Ninjabread Man Fling Nunchuk upwards - Jump (perform the motion twice to double jump) Z button - Jump (press twice to double jump) Swing the Wii Remote right to left - Ninjabread Man swings his sword normally Swing the Wii Remote left to right - Ninjabread Man does a backhanded sword swing Down on the Wii Remote directional pad - Reset camera A Button - Confirm selection on menus - Exit Shuriken Mode - Talk to Dough-Jo Masters - Skip the animation that occurs after collecting a Blue Vial B Button - Enter Shuriken Mode - Lock on to an enemy in Shuriken Mode and throw a shuriken - Throw a Shuriken (Shuriken Mode only) + Button - Pause the game (in-game only) ============================================== 4. Basics ============================================== Important things about the game. At the top-left corner of the screen is Ninjabread Man's current health. Ninjabread Man starts every level off with 5 hearts of health. Every time he is hurt, Ninjabread Man will lose one heart. Run out of hearts, and you will lose a life (you automatically lose a life if you fall into a bottomless pit). However, after defeating an enemy (excluding the Bee), a winged heart will appear. Catch it to add an additional heart to Ninjabread Man's current health. After you reach ten hearts and collect one more, Ninjabread Man will gain an extra life (in some game modes, collecting an extra heart while you have ten hearts does nothing). At the top-right corner of the screen you will see the current amount of Blue Vials you have in a level. Collect eight Blue Vials and enter the teleporter to complete a level in normal mode. In other game modes, this will show other information. At the very top of the screen is your current score. The score is just for show, so ignore it. At the bottom-left corner of the screen is the shuriken power meter. For every enemy Ninjabread Man kills with the shuriken attack without taking damage, the power level of Ninjabread Man's shurikens increases by one level, until it reaches level nine. Every time Ninjabread Man takes damage, the power level will go down by one level, but never below level one. The bottom-right corner has an arrow which points to the Blue Vial nearest to Ninjabread Man. The arrow is generally unreliable, so use it only if you are lost. In general, the shuriken attack is safer than the sword attack. The shuriken attack will eventually become stronger than the sword attack, and while in shuriken mode, you can also control the camera by moving the targeting reticule to any edge of the screen, so you should use the shuriken attack as much as possible. ============================================== 5. Enemies/Hazards ============================================== Here are the enemies Ninjabread Man will encounter (None of these names are official, I just made them up). -*-*-*-*-*-*-* Cupcake Target -*-*-*-*-*-*-* Not really an enemy, just a target Ninjabread Man has to slash up with his sword at the Training Dough-Jo. -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Mobile Cupcake Target -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- A Cupcake Target that can move and attack, but is found only in the Training Dough-Jo, where Ninjabread Man is invincible. -*-*-*- Cupcake -*-*-*- A cute little Cupcake with a cherry on top. They can only attack up close, and they move slowly. -*-*-*-*-*-*- Slice of Cake -*-*-*-*-*-*- Pieces of cake (pun intended) that are usually immobile. They can spit strawberries at you from a distance. -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Strawberry Shortcake -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Not to be confused with that little girl. They are just like Cupcakes, but move a bit faster. -*- Bee -*- An annoying enemy that attacks from the sky. They are pretty quick. -*-* Mine -*-* When Ninjabread Man approaches a Mine, it will damage him and any nearby enemy, as well as knocking him back a bit. _*_ Jam _*_ Jam is like lava. Don't touch it. _*_*_*_*_ Spike Pad _*_*_*_*_ A pad with spikes that are retracted and released constantly. ============================================== 6. Walkthrough ============================================== Here's the part most of you are here for. This section covers how to beat Normal Mode (due to the fact you must beat a level on Normal Mode to unlock the extra modes). There is usually more than one path through a level, but I will explain the path that I find the most efficient for completing a level. NOTE: The enemy placement in this game is a bit... random. Sometimes, my locations of enemies each level my be a bit wrong. ---------------------------------------------- 6.1 Training Dough-Jo ---------------------------------------------- Not really a level (no Blue Vial collecting here, but you do need 3 scrolls), but you have to complete this to access the normal levels. First off, when you start the level, a little animation will appear showing you how to move. After watching it, press A and go through the visible door (If you want to watch an animation again, go up to the Dough-Jo Master nearest to where the animation originally occurred and press A). After exiting the Dough-Jo, look/run around until you find a big gate with the number 1 above it. Go through the gate and run down the path until you see an animation show you how to jump (don't listen to the instructions. Use the Z button to jump and save yourself the frustration of using the Nunchuk). Press A and continue down the path until you reach a ledge. Jump onto it, and you will see another animation showing you how to double-jump (again, don't listen to the instructions. Use the Z button to double-jump and save yourself the frustration of using the Nunchuk). After pressing A to close out the animation, double jump onto the next ledge, jump onto the one after that, and double-jump onto the final ledge. Go a really short distance down the path, and you will reach some floating (and one moving) platform(s). Jump/double-jump across them until you reach the path in between two candy canes (if you fall, you will have to jump onto a path, run up, and try again). Run down the path and collect the scroll. An animation will occur, and the second gate will open. Retrace you steps back to the training Dough-Jo, and look around for and enter the gate with the 2 above it. Run down the path until you reach some stairs. Jump up the stairs and you will see an animation showing how to use your sword attack. Press A and continue jumping up the stairs, and stop when you see the top. Go forward and down the next set of stairs. Kill all 6 of the Cupcake targets and mobile Cupcake targets here (they cannot hurt you). You MUST use your sword to do this (this is all that affects them). The second scroll will appear after they have all Been killed. Collect it and an animation will occur, and the third gate will open. Retrace you steps back to the training Dough-Jo, and look around for and enter the gate with the 3 above it. Run down the path and jump up the stairs. An animation will start showing how to use shurikens. After closing it out, jump to the top of the stairs and destroy the 8 targets with shuriken. After all of the targets are destroyed, the scroll will appear. Collect it and an animation will occur, and the final gate will open. Retrace you steps back to the training Dough-Jo, and look around for and enter the gate with nothing above it. Run down the path to complete the level. ---------------------------------------------- 6.2 Lollipop Forest ---------------------------------------------- Move forward, just falling out of the small cave you start in. Continue to run forward and jump on the platform you will reach. Jump up the next two platforms ahead of you, and collect the Blue Vial (1/8). Enter shuriken mode and kill one of the enemies you see with shuriken. Collect its winged heart, and continue killing any enemies you can find on the ground with shurikens (don't leave the room), and be sure to be careful of the Mine in here. After you do this, your shuriken power meter should be at level 7, and your live count at 4 (unless you took damage). Look around using shuriken mode, until you see the Blue Vial on a big cookie platform. Use the series of platforms on either side of the giant cookie platform to get up there and collect the Blue Vial (2/8). Run around on the ground until you find an entrance to an area where you can see Strawberry Shortcakes. Jump into the alcove separating your current area with the new one. Kill the Strawberry Shortcake directly in front of and below you and collect its winged heart (if any additional Strawberry Shortcakes of Cupcakes attack you, kill them, but don't collect their winged hearts). Using shuriken mode, turn the camera right so you can see a Slice of Cake. Kill it with shuriken and collect its winged heart. Run around in this room and kill any enemies you find (collect their winged hearts). Now look around in shuriken mode until you see two Blue Vials. Collect them both by jumping up a small set of platforms for each one (4/8). Now, approach each alcove and listen carefully. Enter the alcove with the mechanicalish noise (not the quiet or buzzing one). Kill all of the enemies in the room on the ground and collect their winged hearts. Beware, because there is a well-hidden Mine, and a few Slices of Cake here. Look around in shuriken mode to find the Blue Vial in here, and jump up a few platforms to reach and collect it (5/8). Now look around for the Checkpoint Marker (a circle surrounded by a few arrows). Jump up to it and activate it (it will make a nonstop annoying sound). Find the alcove in here with the mechanicalish noise and go through it. Run straight ahead and enter the nearby alcove. Kill all of the enemies in this room (there are Bees in here, so you may have to look into the sky). Look around in shuriken mode for the blue vial, and jump a series of platforms to reach and collect it (6/8). Now, look around for the Checkpoint Marker and run into it. Go near the alcove with the visible Mine and purple-dotted floor inside. Quickly approach and run away from the Mine. Kill the two Cupcakes and single Bee and collect their winged hearts. Run around the room to find a "cookie sandwich" platform, with a taller cookie/lollipop platform nearby. Jump onto the cookie/lollipop platform. From here, using the nearby moving cookie platforms, reach and collect the nearby Blue Vial (7/8). Exit this room through the only alcove, and then enter the alcove directly to the right. Kill all of the enemies in here, collecting their winged hearts. Look around for the Blue Vial in shuriken mode. Jump up of either set of the surrounding platforms, and collect the final Blue Vial. Enter the teleporter (you may have to move around the camera and jump inside) to complete the mission. ---------------------------------------------- 6.3 Candy Cliffs ---------------------------------------------- When you start the level, kill the Strawberry Shortcake in front of you with shuriken and collect its winged heart. Now, kill all of the enemies with shuriken and collect their winged hearts (there are now Mines, located close together). After this, you should have 9 hearts and a shuriken power meter at level 7. Run around until you find a cave, and jump inside it and run forward until you see a Cupcake. Kill the Cupcake and collect its winged heart. Run forward until you reach a room. Beware of the Jam filling the floor and the spikes, as they will hurt you. Jump onto the ground ahead. Kill the Bee in this room from a distance with shuriken. Run forward, and at the fork in the path, go left. Make your way past the first set of spikes, and jump onto the platform to the left, avoiding the spikes there and collecting the first Blue Vial (1/8). Jump back onto the main walkway after collecting the Blue Vial, and go left, making your way past three sets of spikes. Jump on the nearby spike pad (obviously when the spikes are retracted) and jump onto the nearby platform with the Blue Vial and collect it (2/8). Jump back onto the main walkway after collecting the Blue Vial, avoiding any nearby spikes. Go right, avoiding the spikes, and touch the Checkpoint Marker. Jump into the cave nearby. Kill the Strawberry Shortcake inside and collect its winged heart. Run down through the cave until you see some platforms. Jump up the wafer platforms, and onto the cookie path. Run along the cookie path. Kill any enemies you find here (and avoid the Mines) that may appear here and collect their winged hearts. Jump onto the first cookie platform you reach. Jump onto the second cookie platform. Jump over the third and QUICKLY back to the second, destroying a Mine. Jump along the remaining cookie platforms to reach the frosted platform. Carefully run along this platform to reach the third Blue Vial (3/8). Retrace your step back to the cookie path. Run along the cookie path until you reach the end of it. Kill the Slice of Cake you can see in the distance and collect its winged heart. Run across the nearby cookie bridge and kill the Bee on it. Collect the Blue Vial inside the tiny cave (4/8) and fall down (don't move). You will land on a cookie platform. Jump from the cookie platform to one of the nearby moving frosted platforms. From there, jump to a frosted platform that is further out. From there, jump into the checkpoint marker. Run into and through the cave and run down a short bridge. Kill the Strawberry Shortcake (a Slice of Cake may also be here) to the left and collect its(their) winged heart(s). Collect the nearby Blue Vial (5/8). Jump onto the first cookie platform, right from where the Blue Vial was. Jump across the cookie platforms (a Mine may or may not appear here, so be very careful) and jump through the alcove, landing on a giant cookie. Approach left-bottom purple block on the walkway. NOTE: See this map: http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/file/938506/51500 for this puzzle and follow the outlined path. If you make a mistake, you will fall into Jam and will have to navigate an underground walkway and jump onto a purple trampoline to get another chance at this puzzle. After crossing the walkway, collect the Blue Vial (6/8) and touch the Checkpoint Marker. Retrace your steps back to the cookie bridges, and from the angle will approach them from, go onto the left bridge. Run over the bridge, touch the Checkpoint Marker, kill any enemies you find, and collect their winged hearts. Jump onto the lowest cookie platform near Checkpoint Marker. Jump up the cookie platforms to a moving cookie platform, and jump from there to the Blue Vial (7/8). Look around until you can see another Blue Vial. Run to the cookie platforms below it. Jump onto the lowest cookie platform, and jump up the cookie platforms to a moving cookie platform, and jump from there to the final Blue Vial. Follow the arrow to the teleporter in this room, and enter it to finish the level. ---------------------------------------------- 6.4 Cookie Caves ---------------------------------------------- Start off the level by killing the Cupcake to your front-left with shuriken and collect its winged heart. Next, approach the Mine by the cookie bridge and run away, detonating it. Cross the cookie bridge and kill the nearby Bee with shuriken. Run along the cookie path until you can see a Slice of Cake. Kill it and the nearby Bee, and collect the winged heart of the Slice of Cake. Continue to run along the cookie path until you reach a Cupcake. Kill it and collect its winged heart. Continue to run along the cookie path until you reach a ledge. Jump onto the nearby frosted platform, and look around in shuriken mode until you can see a Bee in the distance. Kill the Bee in the distance, and jump onto another nearby frosted platform and then onto a ledge. From there, move the camera around until you can see a Blue Vial. Using frosted platforms nearby, approach it, kill the Strawberry Shortcake nearby and collect its winged heart, and collect the Blue Vial (1/8). Run into the cave entrance you are in front of, and touch the Checkpoint Marker. Run through the cave until you reach a Bee, Cupcake, and Slice of Cake which are close together. Kill them all, and collect the winged hearts of the Cupcake and Slice of Cake. Continue to run through the cave until you reach an opening. Kill the two Strawberry Shortcakes, and the single Bee, Cupcake, and Slice of Cake you can see with shuriken (if a Cupcake approaches you, kill it too). Jump to the Blue Vial you can see on a cookie platform and collect it (2/8). Jump along the cookie platforms until you reach the last one. Jump onto the ground nearby and kill the Strawberry Shortcake and Cupcake nearby and collect their winged hearts. Run across the frosted bridge nearby and kill the enemies nearby (don't go on any bridges) and collect their winged hearts. Go back to the frosted bridge you used to get here. Turn the camera around until you can see a Slice of Cake. Kill it and go on the ledge it was on. Jump across the nearby wafer platforms until you reach the second to last wafer platform. Kill the nearby Bee. Jump onto the last wafer platform. Jump to close to the Mine, and quickly jump back, detonating the Mine. Jump back to where the Mine was, and from here jump to the Blue Vial and collect it (3/8). Retrace you steps back to the ledge where the Slice of Cake was located. Follow the arrow to a hill. Run up the path until you reach a Mine. Activate the Mine without getting hurt, and continue to run up the hill. Stop when you see a Slice of Cake. Kill the Slice of Cake and other enemies to the right, and collect their winged hearts. Collect the Blue Vial from the area the enemies were (4/8). Run to the nearby Checkpoint Marker and touch it. Run through the cave entrance, and run through the cave until you reach a Strawberry Shortcake. Kill it and collect its winged heart. Use the cookie platforms in here to reach the teleporter. From the teleporter, use cookie platforms to reach a visible Blue Vial on a frosted platform (use shuriken mode and move the camera to find it) and collect it (5/8). From there, use the cookie platforms to reach the teleporter again. Move the camera around in shuriken mode to find a Slice of Cake. Kill it from a distance with shuriken. Use the cookie platforms to reach the cave entrance where it was located. Run through the cave until you reach a Checkpoint Marker. Touch the Checkpoint Marker. Fall off the ledge you are on and onto some ground. Jump onto the nearby wafer platform, and jump up the other wafer platforms to reach a giant frosted ledge. Kill the Bee here. Jump down another set of wafer platforms. Kill the Bee as soon as possible, and collect the Blue Vial from the ledge the Bee was near (6/8). Fall off of the ledge you are currently on, landing on some solid ground. Using shuriken mode, adjust the camera until you can see a cookie platform within reach. Jump onto the cookie platform. From there, jump onto the ledge with the Strawberry Shortcake on it, and kill the Strawberry Shortcake and collect its winged heart. Run along the ledge, following the arrow, until you can see a Bee. Kill it. Go to the area where the Bee was, and using shuriken mode find a tiny cave with a Blue Vial inside. Collect the Blue Vial (7/8). From here, backtrack all the way back to the teleporter. Using the cookie platforms, jump into the cave closest to the direction the arrow is pointing in. Touch the Checkpoint Marker when you reach it. Continue jumping along the cookie platforms until you can see a ledge with a Cupcake on it. Kill the Cupcake. Using shuriken mode, move the camera until you can see a Blue Vial. Use the cookie platforms to reach the Blue Vial, but first kill the nearby Strawberry Shortcake and collect its winged heart. After the Strawberry Shortcake is dead, collect the final Blue Vial. Backtrack to the teleporter and enter it to complete the game. ============================================== 7. Extra Modes ============================================== This section covers the Extra Modes of each level. You can unlock the Extra Modes for each level by beating a level normally (NOT including the training Dough-Jo) Here is a basic breakdown of each mode: Time Attack: To complete Time Attack Mode, simply follow my main walkthrough for each level, but defeat only Slices of Cake and Bees. The area that shows how many Blue Vials you collected also shows how many seconds of time you have left in a level. Score Pickups: To beat Score Pickups, collect the set amount of pickups, which you can see in the area that shows how many Blue Vials you've collected. You must collect all eight Blue Vials as normal, but the teleporter won't appear until you've collected the set amount of pickups. There are three difficulty levels in this mode. The harder the difficulty, the more pickups must be collected. For those interested, the pickups are chocolate bars, tiny wrapped candies, candy canes, and... egg rolls? (I can't tell what they are supposed to be) Hidden Pickups: To beat Hidden Pickups, collect the 20 candy canes hidden in the level and enter the teleporter (Blue Vials don't appear in this mode). I haven't included specific item placement for Score Pickups and Hidden Pickups (I couldn't possibly describe them). Hidden Pickups will not be covered here, as it presents the same scenario every level (collect 20 hidden candy canes). ---------------------------------------------- 7.1 Lollipop Forest Extra Modes ---------------------------------------------- *********** Time Attack *********** 250 seconds to complete (4 minutes, 10 seconds) ************* Score Pickups ************* 272 Pickups are needed to beat the Easy level 408 Pickups are needed to beat the Medium level 516 Pickups are needed to beat the Hard level ---------------------------------------------- 7.2 Candy Cliffs Extra Modes ---------------------------------------------- *********** Time Attack *********** 300 seconds to complete (5 minutes) ************* Score Pickups ************* 346 Pickups are needed to beat the Easy level 519 Pickups are needed to beat the Medium level 658 Pickups are needed to beat the Hard level ---------------------------------------------- 7.3 Cookie Caves Extra Modes ---------------------------------------------- *********** Time Attack *********** 350 seconds to complete (5 minutes, 50 seconds) ************* Score Pickups ************* 359 Pickups are needed to beat the Easy level 538 Pickups are needed to beat the Medium level 682 Pickups are needed to beat the Hard level ============================================== 8. Contact ============================================== You can email me at kirbyparufo@hotmail.com with alternate strategies, major typos, or any general info you may have found. Please do not send hate mail.