NINJA GAIDEN II THE MONGOLOID FREAKSHOW - Full XBOX 360 WALKTHROUGH Authored by VampireHorde MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMMM MMMMM MMMMM MMMMM MMMM MMMM MMMM MMM MMMM MMMM MMM MMM MMM MMM M MM M MM M ++NINJA GAIDEN 2 ASCII ARTWORK BY ME (it's supposed to be Roman numeral "2" but it looks more like giant diarrhea turds) ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= What's the deal, party peoples? After having to endure TWO separate catastrophic remakes of the original Xbox classic, Team Ninja has answered all our prayers with a full blown sequel to Ninja Gaiden. It is here (and ONLY here) where you will find hardcore tips and tactics, all 30 Crystal Skull locations, weapon combos, and enemy and boss strategies. If that is too much for you to handle, then you don't belong here. Only the HARDCORE! If you want flimsy hack-and-slash strategies, then go somewhere else because I ain't with that kind of 1st-grade mentality! This will be an interactive FAQ in which I will provide links to videos with strategies for various boss and enemy battles. If you are having trouble with a certain enemy or boss, search the FAQ for URL links (if I made a video for it). ENOUGH TALK, LET'S ROCK! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ ONLY A LAD - THE GAMEPLAY ASPECTS +++ ________ __ __________ __ _____ __ / ___/ _ | / |/ / __/ _ \/ / / _ \ \/ / / (_ / __ |/ /|_/ / _// ___/ /__/ __ |\ / \___/_/ |_/_/ /_/___/_/ /____/_/ |_|/_/ X BUTTON: REGULAR ATTACK Y BUTTON: HARD ATTACK/HOLD FOR UT/OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE A BUTTON: JUMP/ACTION BUTTON/HOLD TO DIVE UNDERWATER B BUTTON: SECONDARY WEAPON/PROJECTILE/HOLD TO CHARGE PROJECTILE START BUTTON: MENU SCREEN SELECT BUTTON: OPTIONS MENU LB BUTTON: BLOCK BUTTON LT BUTTON: ACTION BUTTON RB BUTTON: RE-CENTER CAMERA RT BUTTON: MAP BUTTON D-PAD LEFT: CHOOSE WEAPON D-PAD RIGHT: CHOOSE WEAPON D-PAD UP: CHOOSE NINPO/SECONDARY WEAPON/HEALING ITEM D-PAD DOWN: CHOOSE NINPO/SECONDARY WEAPON/HEALING ITEM WIND RUN: X + A NINPO: B + Y COUNTERATTACK: PRESS X OR Y WHILE BLOCKING REVERSE WIND: MOVE ANALOG STICK IN ANY DIRECTION WHILE BLOCKING --THE CHIBURI MOVE After Ryu kills all the baddies in a certain area, he will perform the Chiburi move where he swats away the blood from his weapon. When he does this, his health will also regenerate. If no enemies are present after a battle, but Ryu still doesn't perform the move, it means that there is still an enemy presence that you need to seek out. --HEALTH RESTORE When Ryu loses health in battle, his health bar will have a red meter that will increase. When the battle ends and he performs the Chiburi, his health will quickly restore itself up to the point of the red meter. To fully restore health, you must approach a SAVE STATUE to refill (only once per statue). --THE OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE In the previous Ninja Gaiden games, the fastest way to kill your enemy was to use an Ultimate Technique. While NGII still utilizes the UT, they've introduced a new feature known as the Obliteration Technique (or simply called OT). Ryu MUST kill every single enemy that he encounters or else they will pursue him regardless of how many limbs they still have intact. To avoid all this nonsense, approach an enemy that has been sliced apart and press the Y BUTTON near them to finish them off in a heinously bloody fashion. --CHARGED PROJECTILES Throughout the game, Ryu will acquire FIVE projectile weapons to use at his disposal. THREE of those weapons (Fiend's Bane Bow, Windmill Shuriken, Incendiary Shurikens) can be charged for greater impact when thrown at an enemy. Press and hold the B BUTTON with the weapon and Ryu will charge up and fling the powered-up weapon instantly slicing off a limb or even killing the enemy. --THE WATER RUN When approaching water, Ryu can run on it by tapping the A BUTTON as soon as his feet touch the ground. If he falls into the water, simply tap the A BUTTON to get back up. --INFINITE OXYGEN Ryu can now breathe underwater indefinitely without the aid of a breathing tank. Whenever Ryu dives underwater simply swim to the next area without worrying about losing oxygen! --MANUAL SAVE The game allows you to make automatic or manual saves. In order to makes manual saves (in case you have a favorite chapter or boss), you MUST choose it in the OPTIONS MENU. Once that option is chosen, you can then manually choose a slot to save by accessing the Save Statue TWICE. Access the statue to replenish health and then access it again to bring up the Manual Save menu. Trust me, it took awhile to figure that out. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ RED HOT CHEETOS - RYU'S ARMORY RELOADED +++ _ \ ____| | _ \ \ __ \ ____| __ \ | | __| | | | _ \ | | __| | | __ < | | | | ___ \ | | | | | _| \_\_____|_____|\___/_/ _\____/ _____|____/ Wanna know all the combos to each weapon? Wanna know which ones are the best to use for certain situations? Then you came to the right place. --BUTTONS LEGEND: DIRECTIONAL --> = PUSH ANALOG STICK FORWARD FROM RYU'S PERSPECTIVE ROTATE 360 = ROTATE LEFT ANALOG STICK IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === DRAGON SWORD/TRUE DRAGON SWORD === _ \ _ \ \ __| _ \ \ | __|\ \ / _ \ _ \ _ \ | | / _ \ (_ | ( | . | \__ \ \ \ \ / ( | / | | ___/ _|_\_/ _\___|\___/ _|\_| ____/ \_/\_/ \___/ _|_\___/ This is the THIRD time that the True Dragon Sword makes it appearance in a Ninja Gaiden game. What else do you need to know other than that? --LEVEL 1 COMBOS PIERCING DRAGON'S FANG XXXXX TIGER ROAR XXY SEAL OF TEN XX --> XX THREE LIGHTS XX --> XY BLADE OF EMPTY AIR XYX SCARLET DRAGON X, PRESS AND HOLD Y WINDMILL SLASH --> X VIOLENT WIND --> XX --> X PIERCING WIND --> XX --> Y CRIMSON TEMPEST YY HAZE STRAIGHT SLASH PRESS AND HOLD Y AZURE DRAGON --> Y SCARLET DRAGON --> PRESS AND HOLD Y --LEVEL 2 COMBOS DRAGON TEAR XXX --> X FANG OF THE WOLF XXYY IKARUGA XXY --> Y WRATH OF IZANAGI XX --> XYY BLADE OF SUSANO'O XYXXXX IZUNA DROP XYXXXY VIOLENT GALE --> XX --> XX DRAGON OF HEAVEN --> XX --> YY --> Y DRAGON OF EARTH --> XX --> YY --> PRES AND HOLD Y UNDEFEATABLE DEMON YYY FLYING CRANE ROTATE 360, Y --LEVEL 3 COMBOS FORTUITOUS PHOENIX XXYYYY GLEAMING BLADE ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y --LEVEL 4 COMBOS STEEL SPLITTER XXXY CLOUD DRAGON FLYING SWALLOW X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, YYY --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE OBLIVION CROSS CUT PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE BLADE OF THE DRAGON'S SCALES PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE ROARING GLEAM ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE TRUE DRAGON GLEAM (LVL 4) ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === LUNAR === | | | \ | \ _ \ | | | . | _ \ / ____|\__/ _|\_|_/ _\_|_\ The Lunar now has a different look and much faster Ultimate Technique compared to its earlier iteration. When upgraded to MAX level, each end of the staff has chained maces attached for lots of bloody dismemberment. While the combos are still the same (and less difficult to pull off) from the first game, mastering this weapon is still a challenge because of its limited power against every enemy. Not every combo is a killer, so take precaution when using the Lunar! --LEVEL 1 COMBOS DRAGON'S FANG SPIN XXXX GLEAMING SHADOW XXY INFINITY THRUST X --> XX BOLTED GATE --> XX FIERCE LION Y REMNANT BLOSSOMS PRESS AND HOLD Y WANING MOON --> Y --LEVEL 2 COMBOS DRAGON TALON SPIN XXXY YIN-YANG THRUST X --> XXX ABSOLUTE DARKNESS X --> XYX IZUNA DROP X --> XYXY SUN AND MOON X --> XYY CHARGING LION --> XXX FIRST WIND --> YYX MOONLIT SHADOW --> YYY WANING EVIL ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y --LEVEL 3 COMBOS AMITABHA THRUST X --> XXXX MOLTEN ROCK XYXXX STRANGE SOUL XYYYY BLADED SPIDER YYY --> YYYYY DESTRUCTION SPIN ROTATE 360, Y --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE EIGHT DESTRUCTIONS PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE DANCE OF FLAME PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE HAZY SHADOW ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE HEAVENLY SHADOW ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE HEAVENLY IZUNA ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE + Y ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === ECLIPSE SCYTHE === __| __| | _ _| _ \ __| __| __| __|\ \ /__ __| | | __| _| ( | | __/\__ \ _| \__ \ ( \ / | __ | _| ___|\___|____|___|_| ____/___| ____/\___| _| _| _| _|___| The Scythe is the answer to the (very sorely missed) Dabilahro from the first game. You can pull off a combo from mid-distance and still hit an enemy from afar. It also has a killer mid-air combo that can make short work of bigger enemies. To properly wield this weapon, learn how to utilize the On-Land Charge for a UT and learn how to counter! With a heavy weapon like this, you can't just mash away hoping to get by. Use this weapon against larger enemies like the mechs and the werewolves for massive damage. --LEVEL 1 COMBOS PIERCING MOON XXXXX SHADOW BANISHER XXXX, X (HOLD BUTTON) MIST SLASH XXXXXY CORPSE SWEEP XXY DEMON'S JAW XYY ROUND HAZE --> XXX FLYING HEADS YY SERPENT'S CURSE PRESS AND HOLD Y SOUL IMPALE --> Y HUNTED CHIMERA --> YY --LEVEL 2 COMBOS DEATH'S GATE XXX --> XXX DEMON PROCESSION XXXXYYY DEATH'S CHARIOT XXXY REVERSED WATERFALL --> XYYYYY CRIES OF ARES YYY GRAVEYARD SPIN ROTATE 360, Y --LEVEL 3 COMBOS DEATH'S PILLAR XXX --> XXY RIVER STYX DROP XXX --> XX, Y (HOLD BUTTON) REVERSED TSUNAMI --> XXXXX --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE UNDERWORLD ERUPTION PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE EMPIRE DESTROYER PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE MASSACRE SWEEP ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE EXTERMINATION SWEEP ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === FALCON TALONS === __| \ | __| _ \ \ | __ __| \ | _ \ \ | __| _| _ \ | ( ( | . | | _ \ | ( | . |\__ \ _|_/ _\____|\___|\___/ _|\_| _|_/ _\____|\___/ _|\_|____/ The Claws are another bad-ass addition to the series because of its lethal up-close attacks. When first wielding this weapon, it will be difficult to get used to its short range. To properly wield this weapon, you need to also know how to utilize the counterattack. Its counter attack is a multiple hit counter that can lead the way to an Obliteration followed by some UT's to the face. --LEVEL 1 COMBOS LION'S ROAR XXXXX PANTHER TAIL KICK XXX --> XXX TIGER'S CRUSHING JAW XX --> X FLYING TIGER'S CLAW XYX WHITE TIGER FLURRY --> XXX WHITE TIGER GOUGE --> XXXY BARED LION'S FANG --> XXX, Y (HOLD BUTTON) BEAR STRIKE YY FURIOUS TIGER CLAW YY --> Y KING OF BEASTS PRESS AND HOLD Y THUNDEROUS EARTH --> Y --LEVEL 2 COMBOS HEAVENY WOLF XXXYYYY RAVENOUS THROW XXX, PRESS AND HOLD Y (HOLD BUTTON) RUNNING FLAME XXYY VERMILION BIRD STRIKE XX --> YYY PIERCING WOLF'S FANG XYYY THUNDEROUS LION'S ROAR --> XXXXXX CHARGING BOAR YYY FURIOUS TIGER KICK YY --> YY CRY OF THE PHOENIX --> YY --LEVEL 3 COMBOS CRUSHING VERMILION BIRD STRIKE XX --> XXXXXX IZUNA DROP XX --> XXXXXY WINGS OF THE PHANTOM ROC XX --> XXYY WINGS OF THE VERMILION BIRD XX --> XYYYY --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE CLAW OF A HUNDRED BEASTS PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE FURY OF THE DIVINE BEASTS PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === TONFA === __ __| _ \ \ | __| \ | ( | . | _| _ \ _| \___/ _|\_|_|_/ _\ The Tonfas are a great alternate to the Falcon Talons because of their faster speed and medium range. Its Ultimate Technique can target multiple enemies at once (even more so than the Lunar) and its Obliterations are quite painful to listen to. --LEVEL 1 COMBOS GREAT EDGE XXXXX IVORY FLOWER XXXYX BLOOMING IRIS XX --> XX CYPRESS COLUMN XX --> XY CRADLED MOON XY CRIMSON EDGE X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, Y DEMONS' STAVES --> X DEMON DEVOURER --> XYY IRON WHEEL YY VERMILION FAN PRESS AND HOLD Y FLEETING BLOSSOMS --> YY --LEVEL 2 COMBOS FALLING PETALS FLOWING WATER XXXYXXXX IZUNA DROP XXXYXXXY FLUTTERING PEACOCK XX --> Y FLOWER GARLAND DROP XX --> XY DEMONS' DIAMONDS --> XX STORM OF THE FOUR WINDS YYY OVERLAPPING STORMS ROTATE 360, Y --LEVEL 3 COMBOS ONE THOUSAND BLOSSOMS XXYYY DEMON TEARS KICK --> XXXXX --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE SPRING WIND PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE UNCONTROLLABLE BLOOM PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === KUSARI-GAMA === | / | | __| \ _ \_ _| __| \ \ | \ . < | |\__ \ _ \ / |____| (_ | _ \ |\/ | _ \ _|\_\\__/ ____/_/ _\_|_\___| \___|_/ _\_| _|_/ _\ The Kusari-gama is a short to wide-ranged weapon that is a bit unruly to use because of its mixed ranges. Even with that little nitpick, this is a great weapon to use against smaller enemies like the ninjas and against smaller fiends like the Fish and the Gaja. --LEVEL 1 COMBOS FACE STRIKE XXXXX SKULL SHATTERER XXYY HUNTING HEAVENS XY ONE HUNDRED FEET --> XX SPIRAL ATTACK YY STORM OF SIX FLOWERS PRESS AND HOLD Y SWEEPING CLOUDS --> Y FLOWING SPIN ROTATE 360, Y --LEVEL 2 COMBOS GREAT SWEEP XXXXY EAR SLICER XXXYYY SERPENT SWING XXXYY --> Y MIDNIGHT BLADE XXX --> X SHRIKE DROP XXX --> X (HOLD BUTTON) FLYING VINE XX --> Y DEMON CUTTER XX --> Y (HOLD BUTTON) FALLING SNOW XYYYX TEMPLE BELL DROP XYYYY ONE HUNDRED FLAMES XYYXX FLYING VINE X, PRESS AND HOLD Y FUJI DROP --> XXXXX THUNDEROUS SPARROW --> XXXXY REVERSE GREAT SPIN YYYYY DANCING MAPLE --> YYYX GIANT BELL DROP --> YYYY RAGING WIND ROTATE 360, YY --LEVEL 3 COMBOS RAGING STAR XXXYYYYY IMMENSE STRATEGY YYYYYY FURIOUS WHIRLWIND ROTATE 360, YYY MIDNIGHT BLADE ROTATE 360, YYX --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE POUNDING GATE PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE DANCE OF NINE DRAGONS PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === VIGOORIAN FLAILS === __| | \ _ _| | __| _| | _ \ | | \__ \ _| ____|_/ _\___|____|____/ The Flails make a triumphant return from the first game. If ever there is a weapon in Ryu's arsenal that is perfect for button mashing, the Flails would be the best weapon to use. BUTTON MASH AWAY! --LEVEL 1 COMBOS DRAGON AND PHOENIX XXXXXX FIRE PIT XXY LOOMING FOG XYX GRASPING THE MOON XYY FLOWING WAVES --> XX HORN OF THE CHIMERA --> XXY FLAME WHEEL YY ERUPTING FLAME --> Y NINE HEAVENS ROTATE 360, Y --LEVEL 2 COMBOS DRAGON SLAUGHTER XXX --> XXXXXX OPENED PATH XXXXXY WANDERING DESTRUCTION XXXXY PALE LIGHT XXXY FOE DESTROYER XXYY FURIOUS STRIKE XYXXXX IZUNA DROP XYXXXY INSANE RAVEN XYYY INSANE DEVIL --> XXXXX INTERRUPTED RIVER --> XXXY SHINING HEAVENS YYY --LEVEL 3 COMBOS FURIOUS STRIKE XXX --> XXXXXYXXX IZUNA DROP XXX --> XXXXXYXXY PIERCING MOUNTAIN XXX --> XXXXXYYYYYY RISING SERPENT --> YY --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE*** GOLDEN DRAGON PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE DANCING PHOENIX PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE **UT NOTE: TAP THE Y BUTTON REPEATEDLY FOR ADDITIONAL STRIKES ----------------------------------------------------------------------- === DRAGON CLAW & TIGER FANG === _ \ | | \ | | / \__ __| \ \ | \ __| | | | | _ \ | . < _ \ | _ \ . | _ \ \__ \ ___/ \__/_/ _\____| _|\_\_/ _\_|_/ _\_|\_|_/ _\____/ These dual-Katana babies made their debut appearance in Ninja Gaiden Sigma for PS3. While they weren't as bad-ass to use in Sigma, they are as every bit powerful and deadlier in NG2. Combos are every bit as fast and each combo take off 1.5% more health than the Dragon Sword. --LEVEL 1 COMBOS FALLING FLOWERS XXXXX MAHAYANA BLADE XXXYY DOUBLE LIGHTNING STRIKE XX --> XX FALLING DRAGON XXX --> X DOUBLE ZHONG KUI SLASH XYX FIRE DRAGON SPINNING DESCENT XYY PURGATORY SLASH X, PRESS AND HOLD Y TWIN CONTINUOUS SLASH --> XX FLYING DRAGON --> XY SWOOPING DRAGON FANG YYYY ROLLING HAZE SLASH PRESS AND HOLD Y RISING EARTH BLADE --> Y PURGATORY SLASH --> PRESS AND HOLD Y --LEVEL 2 COMBOS BLADE OF NIRVANA XXXXY BLADE OF DHARMA'S WAY XYY LIGHTNING PIERCE XX --> XXX KING SLAYER XX --> Y MIGHTY ZHONG KUI XYXXXX ZHONG KUI IZUNA XYXXXY ZHONG KUI HEAVENLY SPARROW XYXXX, Y (BUTTON DELAY) FALLING ZHONG KUI XYXXY WIND AND CLOUDS X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, Y TWIN CROSS CUT --> XXX DESCENDING DRAGON --> XYY RISE TO HEAVEN ROTATE 360, Y --LEVEL 3 COMBOS PENETRATING LIGHTNING XX --> XXX BLADED WIND XX --> XY EMPEROR SLAYER XX --> YY SPINNING ZHONG KUI XYXXXXY ZHONG KUI WHIRLWIND XYXXYY SPINNING FIRE DRAGON XYYY DIVINE BLADE X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, YY GREAT CHASM YY, --> Y --LEVEL 4 COMBOS (BLADE OF THE ARCHFIEND ONLY) UNDERWORLD DROP XX --> YYYY BLADE OF THE MIND XX --> YYYYY --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE PATH OF THE DEMON DRAGONS PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE EIGHT HEAVENLY DRAGONS PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE ++DUAL KATANA NOTE: After Ryu defeats Genshin in Chapter 14, he acquires the Blade of the Archfiend. When he equips this weapon, he combines it with the True Dragon Sword, which replaces the Dragon Claw & Tiger Fang. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- _ \ _ \ _ \ | __| __|__ __|_ _| | __| __| __/ / ( | \ | _| ( | | | _| \__ \ _| _|_\\___/ \__/ ___|\___| _| ___|____|___|____/ --SECONDARY WEAPONS/PROJECTILES SHURIKEN WINDMILL SHURIKEN INCENDIARY SHURIKEN GATLING GUN FIEND'S BANE BOW ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ DEAD MAN'S PARTY - MURAMASA RELOADED +++ __ _____ ______ ___ __ ______ _____ ___ / |/ / / / / __ \/ | / |/ / | / ___// | / /|_/ / / / / /_/ / /| | / /|_/ / /| | \__ \/ /| | / / / / /_/ / _, _/ ___ |/ / / / ___ |___/ / ___ | /_/ /_/\____/_/ |_/_/ |_/_/ /_/_/ |_/____/_/ |_| The old man with the ridiculously high-priced items makes a triumphant return. Yes, his prices are still high and YES, he is still a goddamned money grubbing whore! ++CRYSTAL SKULLS NOTE: There are NO special prizes to obtain from Muramasa for collecting these babies. The Crystal Skulls that are found throughout the game don't serve ANY real special purpose except for a couple of Achievement Points and a special unlockable. --HEALTH ITEMS & ENHANCEMENTS HERBS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE $3000 GRAINS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE $5000 DEVIL WAY MUSHROOM $4000 LIFE OF THE GODS $700 LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS $2000 TALISMAN OF REBIRTH $30,000 JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL $700 INCENDIARY SHURIKENS $100 ARROWS $50 --WEAPON UPGRADES All of the weapons that Ryu obtains throughout the game have TWO upgrade slots each. The first upgrade will cost you $10,000 Yellow Essence and the second upgrade will go for $30,000. Ryu can immediately upgrade each weapon to MAX status IF he has the credit-scratch-paper, know what I mean? If you play your cards right and deal massive damage to your enemies, it is absolutely possible to have a maxed out Dragon Sword by Chapter 3. ++TALISMAN OF REBIRTH NOTE: The Talisman Of Rebirth is NOT an automatic item! In order to actually use the Talisman, it has to be equipped from the Pause Menu. If the Talisman is not equipped, Ryu will NOT be resurrected if he perishes. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ KARMA STILL UP YOUR ASS +++ __ __ ___ ____ __ ______ / //_// | / __ \/ |/ / | / ,< / /| | / /_/ / /|_/ / /| | / /| |/ ___ |/ _, _/ / / / ___ | /_/ |_/_/ |_/_/ |_/_/ /_/_/ |_| The Karma score counter is back and this time the rules are different. For NG2, the game measures your amount of Karma by the types of things you do per battle. Everything from the # of combos, # of UT's, # of Obliterations, and # of kills all add up to your score. In the first Ninja Gaiden, all of the battles had a specific time limit. Some time limits were either too short or too long and the points you gained were dependent on whether or not you could complete a battle before the timer expired. The Karma timer didn't affect the battle itself, but the points to be gained were omitted in lieu of going past the time limit. In Ninja Gaiden 2, there is NO Karma timer to go up against, so Ryu can inflict as much damage to his enemies without having to worry if he still has time left. The points add up like this: --COMBOS = 100 POINTS PER HIT --ESSENCE TECHNIQUE = 2000 POINTS --ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE = 5000 POINTS --OBLITERATIONS = 3000 POINTS --KILLING SPREE = 3000 POINTS --INSTANT KILLS = 3000 POINTS --ENEMIES KILLED = 1000 POINTS PER ENEMY The more damage you can inflict UT's and OT's on your enemies, the higher your Karma score will be after each encounter. By simply defeating your enemies in a stylish manner, you get rewarded handsomely. Hey, if you play your cards right, you could literally spam your way to a high score! On average, a first-time NG2 player can probably reach up to 10-15 million karma on a first playthrough while an NG veteran can reach anywhere up to 20-30 million easily. See where YOU rank! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ SMOKE DRINK PIMP - KNOWING YOUR ENEMY +++ _____ ________ _______________ / __/ |/ / __/ |/ / _/ __/ __/ / _// / _// /|_/ // // _/_\ \ /___/_/|_/___/_/ /_/___/___/___/ Looks like we got a lot of enemies to kill! Read the strategies below for all the tips and tactics for killing these enemies the RIGHT way. --BLACK SPIDER NINJA - SWORD --BLACK SPIDER NINJA - ARCHER --BLACK SPIDER NINJA - CLAWS --RED SPIDER NINJA - INCENDIARY SHURIKENS --WHITE SPIDER NINJA --PHANTOM WARLOCK These guys are relentless compared to the first Ninja Gaiden game. They attack you from all directions and are more lethal once they've had a limb chopped off. To kill them off in an expert style, use the following techniques: ++STRATEGY #1: UT IN THE FACE Use constant Reverse Winds to stay evasive and then utilize an On-Land Charge. Usually, the OLC will decapitate the weaker ninja which can then leave Yellow Essence. Once the Essence is floating around, utilize MORE On-Land Charges for lots of sick Ultimate Techniques. Repeat until everybody is shish-kabob lunch. ++STRATEGY #2: OT UP THE ASS If Obliterations is something you want more than the Ultimate Technique, then use this combo: X, Y, B, Y (On-Land Charge). With this move, Ryu will slash the enemy into the air, toss Shurikens in mid-air, and then land on the ground for an OLC, which usually hacks off a limb. From there, Obliterate them for your sick, twisted pleasure. --MILITARY SOLDIER - GUNS --MILITARY SOLDIER - ROCKET LAUNCHER --MILITARY SOLDIER - BALLISTIC MISSILES These guys are not as frenzied as the ninjas but they do still swarm around you. Usually, the soldiers are accompanied by another soldier that is launching rockets or missiles at you from a distance. Eliminate the soldiers in the same way as the ninjas by taking down the weaker threat and then dealing with the main soldiers last. --INCENDIARY DOGS These pooches carry Incendiary Shurikens in their mouths and they are NOT afraid to shove it up your ass. The fastest way to kill a large amount of these mongrels is to use quick On-Land Charges. One or two OLC's will kill them instantly and leave Yellow Essence. Absorb the Essence for more UT's to kill them off. Once you have a Level 2 Dragon Sword, use the Divine Swallow attack. --PINK VAN GELF --GREEN VAN GELF These large, skinny monsters are a bit of a challenge to defeat because of their enormous...size. To properly kill these guys with only a few combos, Ryu MUST have a Level 3 weapon in his possession. If Ryu has a Level 2 weapon or lower, he'll need to perform extra combos even after he does an Ultimate Technique, so BE AWARE! Stay evasive and defensive from there UFC-style pounces and you should be able to not lose too much health in each encounter. The main strategy to killing these guys is to let them attack Ryu with their melee punching combos. From there, Ryu can counter their punches (which usually slices off an arm) and then leaves them open for Obliteration. After Obliterating one of them, use the leftover Yellow Essence for some UT's to the cranium. As crazy as it sounds, you have a better chance at slaying these freaks from up close than from afar. --MUTANT BATS These monster bats are SUPER dangerous because they swarm around you and quickly reduce your health to ZERO in a few seconds. To kill them, activate the Wind Blades Ninpo or take your chances with some combos. --WEREWOLVES The werewolves have a similar fighting style to the Van Gelf enemies (only they don't use fireballs for projectiles, they use dead bodies). Most of their attacks involve pouncing on you with hard melee attacks. Simply counter them to slice off a limb or use OLC's on them to weaken and kill them. --SILVER GAJA --RED GAJA The gorgon-type snakes are more lethal on water than they are on land. When battling them on water, you'll need to use lots of hard attacks while running on the water. It's not easy to do, but it's the only way to do it. When battling them on land, they have some painful slicing attacks which can easily be blocked and evaded. The most powerful attack to use on them is the Izuna Drop because it is an instant kill. Anytime you encounter these things, just Izuna Drop them all! --LAND MINES Land mines aren't really an "enemy" per se, but these things can really make things difficult. These appear in Chapter 8 only and the only way to avoid them is to follow the footprints that are shown on the snow. --EXPLODING JELLY FISH These things explode if you get near them when traversing through water. Destroy them using the Gatling Gun while underwater. --GIANT RED FISH These large fish thingies only appear in Chapter 9 and 14. To kill them off, Ryu needs to use the Gatling Gun while in the water to hurt them. --GHOST FISH!!! AAHHH!!! Ghost Fish only appear in Chapter 5 (and part of Chapter 6 & 12). Use the Kusari-gama or Vigoorian Flails to eliminate a whole bunch of them when they attack or use the Gatling Gun when underwater. --WATER SENTRY These robot sentries only appear in Chapter 9 and are SUPER easy to destroy. Use the Water Run to approach them and then smack a combo on them using the Scythe (level 3) to instantly kill them. --CHAINSAW ZOMBIE While these guys aren't TOO big of a threat, they can make short work of Ryu if he's not quick or evasive enough when battling them. Evade their chainsaw or cannonballs and then use an OLC UT to slice off a limb. From there, Obliterate the zombie and then repeat the strategy by using the OLC with the leftover Essence. --FOUR-LEGGED SMALL MECH --GIANT MECH FIEND These half-robot enemies are a MAJOR pain in the ass. They love to shoot lots and lots of bullets and the large mechs love to use knife attacks. The best weapon of choice against these 'bots is the Eclipse Scythe. A couple of hard mid-air Scythe combos weaken them quickly and can leave them open for Obliteration. If they overwhelm you too much, shove the Wind Blades Ninpo in their faces to finish them off. --ACID WORMS These annoying freaks only appear in Chapter 10 and are quite difficult to kill. Since they emerge from the acid lava, it's best to NOT fight them from up close. Equip the Incendiary Shurikens and toss them at level 2 charge to decrease their health. --SKULL SPIDERS --LARGE DUNG BEETLES These bugs are bit tougher to kill than they look. To kill off a whole bunch of them, use any weapon (preferably the Scythe or Kusari-gama) and slice a few of them and then use the leftover Essence to shove some UT's in their faces. --BLACK WIDOWS These robot spider-women only appear in Chapters 13 & 14 and are easy to kill with some hard combos, but it'll take some fast evasion to avoid their sharp attacks. Use hard combos to weaken them (they explode when weakened but they still keep moving). From there, you can use an Obliteration on them. Another good strategy is to jump in between a whole gang of them and then activate a Wind Blades Ninpo to weaken them all. And then you can start Obliterating them without using combos. --SWEDISH MEATBALL PUDDING PIE This giant red Pokemon dragon only appears in Chapter 12. They breathe fire, chomp on you, and they roll around. Simply use the On-Land Charge UT to weaken them and then use hard combos. STUPID ENEMY! --CENTAURS These horse dudes are very similar to the Samurai Horsemen that appeared in the first Ninja Gaiden game. They are most lethal when you approach them head on, so instead of running around trying to attack them, STAY IMMOBILE! Stand near a wall and let them come to you. Block their attack and then strike them as they turn around. EASY! +++ZOMBIE ENEMY NOTE: In Chapters 12-13, Ryu will encounter zombified versions of the enemies encountered in the game. The Black Spider Ninjas, Incendiary dogs, Rasetsu, and the Van Gelf will appear in zombified form, but are no different to defeat than before. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ PRIVATE PARTY IN YOUR PANTS - THE TEST OF VALOR +++ ____________________ ____ ____ _ _____ __ ____ ___ /_ __/ __/ __/_ __/ / __ \/ __/ | | / / _ | / / / __ \/ _ \ / / / _/_\ \ / / / /_/ / _/ | |/ / __ |/ /__/ /_/ / , _/ /_/ /___/___/ /_/ \____/_/ |___/_/ |_/____/\____/_/|_| When Ryu reaches the Castle Gates of the Hayabusa Village in Chapter 2, he will be overwhelmed by a non-stop horde of ninjas. Once he eliminates a whole gaggle of them, an item called the ROD OF TRIALS will be unlocked. This item will enable Ryu to participate in Fiend Challenges called the Test Of Valor. From Chapter 3 up to Chapter 11, there will be glowing portals in each level that Ryu can access which teleports him to a battle arena with over 100+ enemies. The main point of the Test Of Valor is to defeat all the enemies to win a prize. Usually the prize that is won is a health enhancement item like a LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS or TALISMAN OF REBIRTH. If you are up for the tough challenge, then do it before the end of the chapter. My tip for the Tests Of Valor? SEEK AND DESTROY EVERYTHING!!! --CHAPTER 3: ONE OF WHITE --CHAPTER 4: TWO OF BLACK --CHAPTER 5: THREE OF GREEN --CHAPTER 6: FOUR OF BLUE --CHAPTER 7: FIVE OF YELLOW --CHAPTER 8: SIX OF WHITE --CHAPTER 9: SEVEN OF RED --CHAPTER 10: EIGHT OF WHITE --CHAPTER 11: NINE OF VIOLET After completing the test, Ryu's health and Ninpo will be fully replenished when he teleports back. SWEET! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ ZAPPING THE INTESTINES - ADVANCED TIPS & TACTICS +++ __ __ __ _ ___ ____/ / _____ ____ _______ ___/ / / /_(_)__ ___ / _ `/ _ / |/ / _ `/ _ \/ __/ -_) _ / / __/ / _ \(_-< \_,_/\_,_/|___/\_,_/_//_/\__/\__/\_,_/ \__/_/ .__/___/ /_/ --BUTTON MASHING IS FOR NOOBS It takes a LITTLE BIT of skill to complete Ninja Gaiden 2. Even after you complete the game, there are still MANY things you can learn. But if you think for ONE second that you can just press any of the buttons like a 10-year old noob and hope you'll beat the game...YOU ARE PLAYING THE WRONG GAME. --ALWAYS BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!! Why doesn't anyone ever do this? The main tactic in surviving battles is to BLOCK while being evasive. Defense is the best offense and you NEED to learn it! Trust me, it is very possible to complete every chapter without ever losing as much health than you need to. BLOCK, GODDAMMIT, BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --U.T. NOT O.T. As stylish as Obliterations look, they don't always come in handy in a tight spot against numerous enemies. Stick with using Ultimate Techniques for all the battles and only use Obliterations when it is safe to do so. If you spend all your time only trying to do OT's, be prepared for a world of hurt, my friend. --USE ESSENCE WISELY Do not just absorb the different-colored Essence because it looks pretty! The main purpose of Essence is to use it for Ultimate Techniques. Use the floating Essence during battle for Ultimate Techniques for an upper advantage in combat. Only absorb it if you need the health or money or Ninpo, otherwise, use it for combat! --BE DEFENSIVE BUT EVASIVE NEVER enter a new area without being defensive! When enemies are rushing at you, keep dashing until the moment is right to strike. If you enter a room thinking you can just hack-and-slash your way to the next battle, then expect a giant cattle prod up your stupid ass. --UTILIZE THE ON-LAND CHARGE (also known as OLC) All Ninja Gaiden experts have been using this move since the first Xbox game and there is no reason you should ignore it! When Ryu charges for an Ultimate Technique, he leaves himself vulnerable for a few seconds (which is not a good thing). To speed up the UT charge, jump and then press the Y BUTTON just as Ryu's feet touch the ground and he will automatically charge for a UT (if there is Essence floating around). Use this instead of manually charging to get through battles quicker. --LEARN THE COUNTERATTACK Sometimes Blocking an attack just doesn't cut it. If you stay immobile while blocking, an enemy can approach you and then grab you for a quick attack. Avoid all this by dashing when Blocking. Also, when an enemy attacks you while you are Blocking, press the attack button to initiate a counter attack. The timing takes some practice but it is your second best line of offense and can clear your way for a UT or OT. --ELIMINATE THE WEAKER THREAT FIRST! As you battle enemies, you'll be focused on the enemy in front of you. But what you need to notice is that there tends to be another enemy that is NOT fighting you and is flinging projectiles or Fireballs at you from a far distance (to distract you). That is the WEAKER enemy and you should eliminate him FIRST so that you don't get distracted. Remember, STRATEGY FIRST and brawns second! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ APPLES WITH RAZORBLADES - THE WALKTHROUGH +++ ____ __ __ __ _ _____ _/ / /__/ /_/ / _______ __ _____ _/ / | |/|/ / _ `/ / '_/ __/ _ \/ __/ _ \/ // / _ `/ _ \ |__,__/\_,_/_/_/\_\\__/_//_/_/ \___/\_,_/\_, /_//_/ /___/ The walkthrough below is for Path of the Warrior (not the pansy Acolyte difficulty). Are you ready for the onslaught of pain that the game will hand you? GOOD! Let's get this bloodbath party bangin', dude bro! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 1: SKY CITY TOKYO +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ___ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ < / / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / / \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_/ ++AREA: MURAMASA'S SHOP --OBJECTIVE: FIND SONIA Welcome to Sky Tokyo City! Get ready because as soon as the cutscene ends, it's BATTLE TIME! A gang of Ninjas will appear, so get into a defensive stance! Kill off the nearest enemies and then use the Essence they leave for Ultimate Techniques on the rest of the baddies. Do NOT attempt to try and use Obliteration Techniques just yet! Once all the baddies are dead, enter the shop to trigger a cutscene with the money-grubbing whore. Once that's all done and refined, make a 180-degree turn and go around the corner to find the Save Statue. SAVE GAME ++AREA: OUTER SANCTUM Now make your way past Muramasa's Shop (on the other side) to encounter some more baddie ninjas. Use the walls to your advantage and stay evasive! Eliminate all the honkies and then continue towards the large doorway on the other end. Open the nearby chest and then kick down the door to the next area. ++AREA: INNER SANCTUM HALLWAY Some more honked-up ninjas will appear in the hallway, so start using the walls for downward strikes. Stick with using UT's to kill all the baddies faster. Once that's done, open the nearby chest and continue down to the adjacent hallway. Do NOT wall-run across the open floorway yet! Allow the ninjas to jump towards you while you prepare for some bloodshed. Eliminate them all with some style by using a pre-charged On-Land Charge to show those floozies how it's done, expert style! Now use a wall-run across the floorway and go around the corner. ++AREA: SANCTUM SHRINE --OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE ART OF THE INFERNO Eliminate some more ninjas in this small room. After that's done, open the chest to find the Art Of The Inferno Scroll. --CRYSTAL SKULL #1 Before jumping down to the area below, look across the ledge to see a Crystal Skull sitting by itself on an adjacent roof. Jump over to it and then grab it! Now jump down to the bottom. ++AREA: LOWER SANCTUM Fire up the Inferno Ninpo and unleash it to gain some Achievement Points. Smack up the rest of the baddies and then enter the next area to find some chests. Open them up and then go up the stairs the next area. Guess who shows up? MORE NINJAS! A new enemy is introduced here: --NEW ENEMY: PHANTOM WARLOCK This guy is a variation of the Warlock from the first game. He can create a fire pit underneath Ryu that explodes if he doesn't move away quick enough and can fling fireballs. When up close, he disappears and then reappears and attempts to smack you with his gay weapon. --ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS When you enter the area, immediately approach the Warlock and eliminate him first! If you ignore him, he'll keep blasting and distracting you, so get him! Once he's dead, eliminate the rest of the baddies and open the nearby chest for your first health enhancement. ++AREA: ENGINE ROOM As soon as you kick down the door, get into a defensive stance as the enemies start running towards you. Eliminate them all and then use a wall-run to the next catwalk. Go up the stairs and use a pre-charged OLC on the enemies rushing towards you. One UT should kill them all. --OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE Approach the dead body to retrieve the OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE Scroll. From there, move forward to encounter a gang of ninjas missing some arms. Approach them and quickly use the Obliteration on them to clear the area. Once that's done, go around the corner to find a SAVE STATUE. SAVE GAME From here, grab the FLYING BIRD TECHNIQUE Scroll from the dead body and use the technique to reach the top of the chasm to the next area. ++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM GARDEN As soon as Ryu jumps out of the chasm, a set on ninjas will be waiting for you. Eliminate the Warlocks first and then use their leftover Essence for lots of sick UT's to the face. --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS When the area is clear, DO NOT cross the bridge yet! Jump down to the river and make a right turn to the waterfall area where more ninjas show up. Eliminate the ninjas to clear the area and then go to the balcony ledge just near the edge of the waterfall to find a chest with a LOTG! Now go back to towards the mini-bridge Continue past the mini-bridge for more baddies. Eliminate them with ease and then continue past the garden to a stairway going down. Before you go around the corner to the next area, jump down to the water below and go to the end of the moat to find a little boat with a chest. Grab the goodies and continue the objective. ++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM STAIRWAY --CRYSTAL SKULL #2 The archers are an annoyance but there IS a way to kill them. Try to block all of the fire arrows as much as you can while killing the enemies in front of you first. From there, move next to the cherry blossom tree and do a Bird Flip to reach a small roof ledge. From there, run up to the archers and take them down. See that Crystal Skull there? GRAB IT! Now jump down to the bottom. --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS Once that's done, make your way down the catwalks and jump down to the lower catwalks. Go all the way to the end of the catwalk to find a chest with a Life OTG! YEAH! As soon as you grab the item, enemies will run up behind you to ambush you, so start the slicing action! Eliminate them with stylish UT's and then go back and climb the ladder back to the top catwalk. Eliminate some more ninjas that approach you and then jump and swing past the gaps to the other side. Go to the end to find a SAVE STATUE. SAVE GAME ++AREA: ROOFTOP BALCONY --OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE FLYING SWALLOW TECHNIQUE --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE LUNAR WEAPON Now take the ladder to the top and make a right turn to find a chest with a goodie. Now go the other way and approach the dead body to find the FLYING SWALLOW TECHNIQUE Scroll. Work your way to the rooftop balcony to encounter a large gaggle of stinkwads. Remember to eliminate the weaker threat first! Focus on killing the Warlocks first and then focus on the other flimsy ninjas until everyone is dead and gone. All it takes is some Ultimate Techniques to get the job done. After all the stinkwads are gone, enter the newly opened doorway. Approach the gold statue to find a familiar weapon: the LUNAR. Equip the Lunar and test out its mettle with a few combos. You'll notice that the weapon has a long range (that's what she said) and knack for quick combos. After all that giddy fun, grab the other goodies from the chest and use the SAVE STATUE to Save your game. SAVE GAME ++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM BRIDGE --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE SCROLL Make your way downstairs and approach the dead body to find a new item: the ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE Scroll. Follow the directions indicated to perform the UT. Now approach the bridge and start flaunting your uber- hot Lunar skills. Even though the Lunar has long range attacks, sometimes it isn't easy to get as much combos as needed. Block an enemy's attack and then quickly use a counterattack to push them back. From there, begin another combo to finish off the enemy. Try not to button mash with this weapon or you'll only get creamed in the face (that's what she said). When the area is cleared, approach the dead body on the other side of the bridge to find NOTEBOOK: OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE. From there, enter the house to find another dead body with the TECHNIQUE OF ULTIMATE GUIDANCE. ++AREA: INNER GUEST HOUSE --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET ROOM --OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE TECHNIQUE OF ULTIMATE GUIDANCE Enter the next house and then make a right turn to see a scroll on the wall. Slice it down to find a secret room with a chest and some pots. Grab the goodies and then exit outside to encounter some more ninjas. Exit the house and start using On-Land Charges on the ninjas that appear. Clear the area with ease and then go back into the house. See that chest? Open it up to release some Yellow Essence but DO NOT absorb it! Instead, move towards the paper wall and two more ninjas will jump out from behind. Use a UT on both of them to clear the room and then exit from the house at the other end to find two MORE ninjas. Eliminate them both to trigger the opening of Muramasa's Statue. Approach the statue and use the BLACKSMITH option to level up either the Dragon Sword or the Lunar to Level 2. Stock up on any health items and then continue the mission by jumping down the nearby well. ++AREA: WELL OF BATS Jump down the well and eliminate the big bats with Shurikens. Now exit the well by kicking own the door to a series of metal catwalks ++AREA: UPPER METAL CATWALKS --OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS TECHNIQUE Traverse the catwalks and approach the dead body to find the NOTEBOOK: SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS item. From there, two more baddies will approach you, so kill them off! Jump down to the lower catwalk to find a chest with a goodie inside. Now go back up and use a Wall Run on the large wall to the next catwalk. There's another chest all the way at the other end, so grab that item if you want to. From here, it looks like you're stuck! Nope, approach the catwalk that looks flimsy and you'll see the bars are broken. Use that open gap to jump all the way down to the next area. ++AREA: SKY CITY WALKWAY After you land on the walkway, traverse all the way down until some baddies show up. Keep your defense up and remember to keep the Obliterations to a minimum (or else you'll get smacked around). Kill all the flunkies in this lengthy battle to clear the walkway and then go all the way to the end to trigger a cutscene. ++AREA: SKY CITY OFFICE BUILDING --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE CRACKED CARD KEY On the next couple of floors, Ryu will be overwhelmed with loads and loads of ninja baddies. Kill off the first wave of baddies that appear to activate the nearby SAVE STATUE. SAVE GAME Enter the next room and some more ninjas will show up. Again, stay defensive and shove lots of UT's in their faces. After that's done, approach the set of stairs and make your way DOWN to find a lone chest with a goodie. Now make your way up the stairs to the next floor and eliminate the next set of baddies that appear. Once the area is cleared, continue all the way to the top of the stairs to find a lone chest with the CRACKED CARD KEY. Use it on the white door on the previous floor (near the elevator doors) to enter a small maintenance room. ++AREA: MAINTENANCE ROOM Approach the dead body to find the NOTEBOOK: FLYING BIRD item. From there, climb the ladder to the top and enter the shaft to the elevator roof. Use a Flying Bird Flip to the very top. ++AREA: BAMBOO ROOM As soon as you land here, charge up for a UT and start unleashing some hellfire on the ninja turd burglars. When the room is cleared, go to the other side of the room to find a chest and Muramasa's Statue. Open the chest for a goodie and then stock up on items if you need to. If you haven't upgraded your weapons to Level 2 yet, now would be the best time to do it. It'll make the upcoming boss battle much easier. Now go to the other side of the Bamboo Room to find a SAVE STATUE. I suggest that you ignore the statue for now and go up the stairs. One more wave of baddies will show up, so start the slicing and dicing! Finish them off in style and then go back down and use the SAVE STATUE. SAVE GAME When you're ready, go upstairs and open the double doors for your first boss battle! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: RASETSU +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| ++NOTE: For those of you that played Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword on the Nintendo DS (aside from those asshole NGDS cheaters), this boss is the REAL full version of the tarantula boss from NGDS. Rasetsu is one aggressive semi-boss (but still a pansy compared to Murai from the first game), so you need to be quick on your feet. He uses a couple of moves in his arsenal: --WIND BLADES --SPIDER POUNCE --SPIDER GRAB Defeating this boss is as easy as Swedish Meatball Pudding Pie. For the battle, simply keep a far distance from Rasetsu and charge up for a UT. You should have enough time to unleash a bunch of Ultimate Techniques in his fat face without too much trouble. Simply repeat the tactic above and then use an Obliteration Technique on him when he's down for the count to end the battle. AVOID trying to use up-close combos on him because he can just grab you in mid-combo and then smack you around. Stick with the Ultimate Technique strategy and the battle will be over in less than 30 seconds. No Ninpo used, no health wasted. Simple, right? If you die more than three times in this battle even after using the tactic above, then I don't know what to tell you except QUIT. Once the battle is over, the mission is complete. Copy and paste the URL below to see how to defeat Rasetsu in under 25 seconds using only one attack: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/225912.html MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 2: THE CASTLE OF THE DRAGON +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ___ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ |_ | / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / __/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /____/ Welcome back to Hayabusa Village. In the time since the previous game, a couple of new areas are now accessible that were never seen before. Well, actually, these new areas were previously introduced in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, but since nobody except me has played it, you wouldn't know, would you? ++AREA: HAYABUSA GRAVEYARD --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE CASTLE GATE ENTRANCE Make your way down the path to encounter some ninjas. Eliminate the next couple of ninjas that appear with some easy combos and work your way down to the Central Bridge area to encounter a new enemy. ++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE ENTRANCE --NEW ENEMY: INCENDIARY DOGS These pooches carry Incendiary Shurikens in their mouths and aren't afraid to shove it up your ass. Stay defensive and evasive and use On- Land Charge attacks to slice them down. Keep doing this to kill them off and unleash Yellow Essence for UT's. Kill the lone pooch that appears to clear this area. Before you leave this area, there is a familiar place that you need to visit. Enter the doorway near the graveyard stairs to the Central Bridge (where Ryu fought Masakado in the first game). --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS A bunch of baddies will appear, so eliminate and obliterate them all with some flashy moves to clear the bridge. Approach the lone chest to find a Life OTG. Now exit Central Bridge and continue the objective. From Central Bridge, go around the range to encounter a much larger pack of pooches. Remember, use lots of On-Land Charges on them to quickly kill them off. When the area is cleared, take the small path to the river and start running to the LEFT side. Two archers will be flinging arrows at you, so run in zigzag patterns until you reach them. Eliminate them all with some style! --CRYSTAL SKULL #3 After eliminating the archers, jump back down to the water. Swim around the area until you see a white glowing Crystal Skull under the water. Dive down deep (that's what she said) and grab the skull! ++AREA: HEADMASTER'S HOUSE Continue the objective and head up the stairs. Approach the dead body to find the COUNTER ATTACK TECHNIQUE Scroll. Now use the Save Statue and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE FALCON TALONS Go up the house patio and you'll encounter some ninjas and some annoying archers. Ignore the ninjas by dashing carefully towards the archers and then eliminate them one-by-one. ++AREA: CASTLE GATE ENTRANCE When the patio is clear, make a right turn and enter the house. Open the chests seen in here and some more ninjas will pop out of nowhere. Be prepared for this lengthy battle because the room is super small and maneuvering around it will be difficult. Remember to use lots of OLC's and UT's to kill them all. Once the room is finally cleared, you'll see some goodies in the corner. Grab the items to obtain the FALCON TALONS. --NEW WEAPON: FALCON TALONS These babies are bad-ass to use but also a bit difficult to master. Since these weapons involve up-close melee combos, Ryu needs to properly utilize its short range or else he'll get smacked around. --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE ROD OF TRIALS Exit the house and approach the stairs to encounter a large gaggle of ninjas. One thing you'll notice is that they will constantly keep spawning one after another. Slice and dice every single ninja with the Falcon Talon's until the Stone Monument in the corner finally lights up. When the monument lights up, the area is cleared. Approach the monument and grab the ROD OF TRIALS item. This item will allow Ryu to participate in the Tests Of Valor challenges. If you need to SAVE your game, do it at the Save Statue in front of the house. When you're ready, go up the Castle Gate stairway. ++AREA: CASTLE GATE STAIRWAY --OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE CASTLE The next section involves Ryu climbing up a hill filled with lots of ninjas. Simply fight your way to the top by eliminating the archers perched on the watchtowers and then using the Essence for UT's on the ninjas on the ground. Make it all the way to the top of the hill to encounter a lone pooch. Screw that pooch and kill it with an On-Land Charge to clear the whole area. Use the Save Statue and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME There is a Muramasa Statue above the small stairs, so stock up on stuff if you need to and continue the mission. Next to the Save Statue is an underground cavern walkway. Enter inside and traverse the cavern (watch out for ninjas) all the way to the end. Use the Bird Flip to exit the cavern and to a new area. ++AREA: CASTLE ENTRANCE WALKWAY Head up the walkway and start killing some ninjas with some awesome techniques. Head up the walkway towards the next level and some more ninjas will jump down. Kick some ass and then continue up the stairs to the upper level. Keep working your way to the top level and you will reach what looks like a dead end. See those wooden planks? Run up the planks to jump onto the Castle roof. ++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP - LOWER LEVEL A gang of Warlocks and ninjas will show up to play. How about some blackjack to the face? Eliminate the gang and then jump down the destroyed roof crevice to FINALLY enter the Castle. ++AREA: CASTLE INTERIOR When you land inside, some more ninjas and archers will ambush you. Take out the archers first and then crap out that ninja to clear the area and activate the Save Statue. SAVE GAME At the end of the hall near the stairs is a new weapon to use: the FIEND'S BANE BOW. Equip the bow and shoot an arrow at the shining gemstone to open the gate and reveal some new stairs. Make your way up the stairs and drop down to encounter Rasetsu. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: RASETSU - PART TWO +++ This battle with Rasetsu is a bit different than before. He will employ the use of ninjas to help him as he tries to kill you. The strategy for killing Rasetsu is still the same but you'll need some tactics against the ninjas. First of all, DO NOT try to battle Rasetsu from up close! Stay defensive and keep your distance from him. Instead, use Izuna Drops and counters on the ninjas that are swarming around you to unleash Yellow Essence. With the Essence, use an On-Land Charge on Rasetsu to reduce his health. It will take a couple of tries to get this simple strategy down, but it works and you won't lose too much health if done properly. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ++AREA: GOLDEN DRAGON ROOM --OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE GOLDEN DRAGON PUZZLE Kick down the door to the next area. Make aright turn and go to the end for a chest with goodies. Now go the other way to find some stairs and some ninja baddies. Finish them off and then ascend the stairway. Cut open the paper walls to find some more ninjas. Eliminate them with Obliterations to clear the area and to activate the nearby Save Statue. SAVE GAME Now go up the stairs and approach the dead body to find the TECHNIQUE OF UNRIVALED SOARING Scroll. Cut open the paper walls to a large balcony with two pedestals (one on the left and one on the right). Each pedestal is missing a colored jewel and Ryu must find the jewels to solve the Golden Dragon Puzzle. --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ULTRAMARINE & VERMILION JEWELS Here's what to do: Use a Wall Run to the left of the balcony and land on the adjacent balcony. A shmegeggy of ninjas will jump in to ambush you, so start the Obliteration party! Remember to stay defensive! Once the balcony is cleared, approach the pedestal near the wall and grab the ULTRAMARINE JEWEL. --CRYSTAL SKULL #4 Enter the adjacent hall to find a Crystal Skull sitting in a little supply room shelf. Grab it and then enter the next room to encounter some more ninja flunkies. Eliminate the ninjas with hard combos to clear the room. Now approach the pedestal on the wall to retrieve the VERMILION JEWEL. With both jewels on hand, you can now solve the Golden Dragon Puzzle! To go back to the balcony that had the missing jewels, either use the Wall Run from the adjacent balcony or simply jump back down to the ground and climb up using the stairway. Place both of the jewels in the respective pedestals to activate a glowing activation gem. Shoot an arrow at it to lower a large elevator and to open a secret path. Enter the path through the dragon's mouth to emerge back outside. ++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP - UPPER As soon as you jump out, a gang of Warlocks will ambush you. These guys should so easy to kill by now, so DO IT. Clear them all and then ascend the rooftop to the upper roofs to find an open gap. ++AREA: CASTLE PENTHOUSE Archers and ninjas will appear so get to it! Kill them off with some mixed combos and clear the area! --ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS Open the lone chest to find a Lives OTTG and immediately equip it because the next battle's gonna be a doozy! Go up the stairs and approach the dead body to find a Life OTG. DO NOT enter the next doorway just yet! Go back downstairs and drop down the mini-trapdoor near the chest to find the Save Statue. SAVE GAME When you're ready, climb up the stairs and open the doorway for a (somewhat) tough boss battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: GENSHIN +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Genshin is a bit intimidating on first glance, but to an expert Ninja Gaiden player, he's a complete BITCH. Even with that said, Genshin employs a few powerful attacks in his arsenal: --SHADOW RUSH --FLYING SHADOW SWALLOW --SHADOW COUNTER If you fought against Chapter 2 Doku in Ninja Gaiden Sigma, then Genshin pretty much should remind you of him pound-for-pound. Genshin is NOT so tough as he looks but his attacks are quite painful, so put up some DEFENSE! Remember to ALWAYS BLOCK! Never let your guard down for this entire battle and stay defensive AT ALL TIMES! The moment to strike against Genshin is when he does his Shadow Rush or when he misses the Flying Swallow attack. Simply evade and block both attacks and then quickly counter with an X, Y, Y combo. Yes, it's that simple because after he misses the attacks, he leaves himself vulnerable for a second, which is all the time you need. Repeat that tactic and you should be able to reduce his health significantly. Stay evasive throughout the encounter so that he doesn't catch you off- guard and ALWAYS block his attacks, especially his Flying Swallow move. Use the strategy mentioned above as a more effective way to defeat Genshin instead of trying to use flashy moves. Defeat Genshin to complete the mission. Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Genshin properly: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/226659.html MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 3: THUNDERCLAP OF CATASTROPHE +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ |_ / / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ _/_ < \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /____/ Welcome to New York City. SNIFF* SNIFF* What the hell is that awful garbage truck stench? Oh wait, that's just Times Square. NEVERMIND! ++AREA: TIMES SQUARE SOUTH --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE WIND BLADES SCROLL As soon as the chapter begins, Ryu can either find the second Ninpo scroll or fight off a new enemy. That choice is up to you. If you want to fight some enemies first, move forward to the middle of the area to encounter a new baddie: --NEW ENEMY: VAN GELF These guys are aggressive like MMA or UFC fighters. They like to use punching combos and take-downs to kick your ass. They also have a dual fireball and fire breath just in case. Killing these guys require some nifty counterattack skills. Move up close to them and let them do their melee punching combos. Counter their punches and it should chop off a limb. If not, it'll stun them and leave them open for an attack. Avoid staying at a far distance from these guys and stick to using up- close combat to kill them all off. Remember to be defensive or else these baddies will smack you up! Once the entire area is clear, Ryu can explore the little corners of the area to find a couple of chests. Once you're done exploring, go to the street corner where you started the chapter to find an open door. Approach the nearby dead body to retrieve the ART OF THE WIND BLADES Scroll. ++AREA: MAINTENANCE HALLWAY --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE ROOF A couple of Archers and ninjas will show up to ambush you, so try out the Wind Blades Ninpo if you want. Eliminate the pack and approach the stairway going up to encounter some more baddies. There will be a bevy of archers and Warlocks to distract you in the upper level, so try and eliminate those guys first and then deal with the rest of the baddies after. When the room is clean, there's a secret item you might want to check out... --CRYSTAL SKULL #5 Go back to the stairway and take it to the top to find a Crystal Skull sitting behind an enclosed gate. Grab it and then continue back down to the area where you encountered the ninjas. Approach the Save Statue to SAVE your game. SAVE GAME Now use a Bird Flip at the nearby shaft to emerge on the rooftop where you'll encounter some mini-dragons. --NEW ENEMY: MINI-DRAGONS These enemies are pretty weak but annoying because they lob fireballs at you from a high distance. Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot them twice to kill them. ++AREA: ROOFTOP --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE ROOFTOP OF THREATS This next area will be a bit of a crapshoot since you'll be dealing with archers from far distances. First, if you need arrows, approach the dead body on the right side of the wall. Kill off the mini-dragons and then the ninja archers will appear on the opposite rooftop. Re- equip some more arrows and used charged arrow shots to kill off the archers on the other roof. When the rooftops are cleared, Ryu can either take the zipline to the other rooftop or explore the area below. If you explore the area below, prepare for a pooch ambush! The Incendiary Dogs will pop out of nowhere, so be aware! The only thing you'll find the area below is a chest with Essence, so take that at your own risk! Go back to the roof and use the zipline to the other side. Jump down and more ninjas will pop up. Again, DEFENSE! Kick them off the roof to clear the area and to activate the Save Statue nearby. SAVE GAME --OBJECTIVE: GO TO TIMES SQUARE NORTH --OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE SUBTERRANEAN SEWERS Jump down the building to Times Square North and some more ninjas will appear. Eliminate them all with UT's to the face and that should get the job done. From there, go north to the next area and a gaggle of Van Gelf's will rush after you. Blow off these blowhards with some blowpop combos, it's not that hard! When the area is cleared, continue north to trigger a cutscene with the Green Van Gelf bitch. This guy is not any different than the pink version, so eliminate him with the same combos as the other Van Gelf's. Clear the area of the threat and then jump down to the stinky New York sewers below to find a Save Statue. SAVE GAME As you traverse the sewers, some more VG's and mutant bats will pop up for an ambush. Again, stick with counter combos and use the Wind Blades IF you are getting too overwhelmed. Once the area is clear, it's time to explore the dank sewers. --ITEM: JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL Make a right turn at the sewer intersection and approach the dead body near the ladder to obtain your first JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. This item allows Ryu to upgrade one of the Ninpo scrolls. Climb the ladder to the top and then use a Wall Run on the nearby metal gate to the other ledge. From there, follow the walls and turn left to find an open metal gate. Enter the gate and take the ladder down. ++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 1 WHOA! Van Gelf's will pop out of the tunnel to ambush you, so bust out your fancy moves and eliminate the lot of them. From there, jump and swing to the next area while killing some more Van Gelf's. ***NOTE: If you happen to fall to the bottom while running, simply run towards the stairway (watch out for mutant bats) and then run and jump back to the top. When you reach the end of the path, jump down to the circular area to find a dead body with arrows. Grab some arrows and then CAREFULLY enter the next area. ++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 2 As you enter this area, one of the Van Gelf's will jump out to pounce you, so be cautious and eliminate the rest of the bunch that appear with some hot killer attacks. --CRYSTAL SKULL #6 Make a left turn from where you encountered the Van Gelf's to find a dead body with the TECHNIQUE OF SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS Scroll. From there, use a double Wall Run to the back of the cave to find another Crystal Skull. SWEET! After obtaining that item, go to the opposite direction from where you encountered those Van Gelf's to another set of walls. Eliminate the remaining Van Gelf's that appear and then run and swing to the other side of the area. As you approach the next area, some more ninjas will pop up. Eliminate them with some hot moves to clear the area. From there, use a Wall Run to reach the higher ledge with the Muramasa Statue. Stock up on items and then kick down the nearby door to a new area. ++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 3 --OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE VENTILATION SYSTEM As you enter this area, prepare for some ninjas and Van Gelf's to show up. Across from where you opened to door is a dead body with Incendiary Shurikens. Make your way up to it and grab some Incendiary Shurikens and start tossing them at the archers and Van Gelfs. When the area is cleared, toss some Incendiary Shurikens at the ventilation fans to stop them from spinning. The area to the east of where you entered contains some more ninjas and some chests. Grab those if you need to, otherwise destroy the fans on the west side of the door you entered and make your way down. Eliminate some more ninjas to clear the lower sewers of enemies. Destroy the last ventilation fan and then jump and swing to the area below. As you splash into the water, DO NOT emerge out! Mutant bats are swarming above and there's nothing for you above water! Stay underwater and look for the open pipeline and swim towards it to the next area. ++AREA: OUTER SUBWAY --OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE SUBWAY TRACKS Emerge from the water to encounter some mutant bats and a duo of ninjas. Snuff them out and then grab some arrows from the nearby dead body. Approach the statue to SAVE your game. SAVE GAME Use a Bird Flip on the vertical subway car to the top. Some archers will be flinging arrows at you from an opposite ledge, so toss Incendiary Shurikens at them or charged arrows to kill them off. From there, use a Wall Run to reach the opposite ledge, open the chest for goodies, and then use another Wall Run to the next cavern. Watch out for some Van Gelfs as they come running and eliminate them all. In the next area, jump down and kill some more Van Gelf's. When that's fine and dandy, continue up the path and up the rocky steps. Use a double Wall Run to get near Muramasa's Statue and start killing some ninjas! Clear out the archers and ninjas to activate TEST OF VALOR #1. Stock up at Muramasa's Statue and then approach the Save Statue at the other side and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME --TEST OF VALOR #1 - ONE OF WHITE The first Test Of Valor is across from the Save Statue. Use the Wall Run to reach it and then activate the portal. You'll be facing off against a bunch of ninjas and Warlocks for this battle, so use lots of Izuna Drops for instant kills and lots and lots of On-Land Charge UT's to thin the herd. Complete the test and the prize will be a LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS. Easy, right? If you decide to do the Test Of Valor, be sure to be stocked and ready! If not, then continue the objective and jump down to the lower subway. Be sure you're ready because once you jump down, you can't go back! ++AREA: LOWER SUBWAY NORTH Lots of ninjas = lots of blood. Snuff out all the ninjas near the subway car to clear them out. From there, use a Wall Run on the subway car to enter inside one of the cars. Emerge on the other side and some Van Gelfs will pop out for an ambush. Activate some Ninpo and then Obliterate all the baddies. Use the leftover Essence for some UT's to the face. Clear the area to trigger the less-than-spectacular boss battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: EL KABONG +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| This giant fugly floating boss is as easy to predict than anything else. In case you didn't already notice, its entire body is encased in metal making it practically invulnerable EXCEPT...for the boss's face. I guess that means Ryu's gonna be making a lot of shots to the boss's face (that's what she said). Keep in mind of the boss's attacks: --MOUTH GRAB --MINI ME --ELECTRIC FIREBALL --MEGA ME --ELECTRIC SHOCK It takes quick aiming skills with the Fiend's Bane Bow and lots of evasive techniques to avoid from being killed. The boss's attacks are pretty painful and it's best to NOT touch the boss at any time during the fight. To properly damage this bunghole of a boss, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and manually aim for his face with a Level 2 charged shot. Yes, I said LEVEL 2 CHARGED SHOT. Each successful shot should take away about 10% of health (which is a lot). From there, stay evasive and move away from the boss as he wiggles around the arena. Reposition yourself and then aim again with another Level 2 charged shot to the face. Each quick and successful charged shot will quickly reduce his health faster than you think. When it starts flinging fireballs or his little Mini-Me thingies, use lots of evasive roll jumps as much as you can to stay safe. These attacks will eventually damage you no matter how hard you try to evade, so be prepared from some damage. When the boss's health is reduced to 20%, he will keel over in pain, so quickly rush over and finish him off with an Obliteration to complete the battle. With quick aiming skills, you can defeat the boss in less than a minute. MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 4: A CAPTIVE GODDESS +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ / / / / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ /_ _/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_/ ++AREA: LOWER SUBWAY WEST --OBJECTIVE: FIGHT YOUR WAY OUT OF THE SUBWAY Traverse the subway tracks to encounter some more ninjas and Warlocks. Eliminate the bunch and then jump down to the lower tracks at the end. Fight off more ninjas and then continue down the train tracks towards the station terminal to encounter some Van Gelf enemies. Eliminate those annoying floozies with some combos to clear the area. ++AREA: STATION TERMINAL Take the stairs to the top of the subway terminal to find the Save Statue and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME As you reach the top terminal, ninjas and Warlocks will appear for a party. Eliminate them all in the face with some hard combos to clear the area. There are a couple of chests behind the metal fences that you can access by going thru the iron bar doors. Grab all that stuff and enter the terminal office for some more goodies. Exit the terminal and grab some arrows from the dead body. Fling a charged arrow at the explosive barrels above the stairs to open up the path. Once that's done, some ninjas will come running down after you, so flatten their faces with a combo to the cranium and then exit out of the subway to street level. ++AREA: LOWER HUDSON RIVER Some Incendiary dogs will come running as soon as you emerge onto the street, so be ready with the Wind Blades and unleash it in their faces. When that's done, go around the corner to encounter a gang of Warlocks. Take them out with your skills to clear this part of the area. --CRYSTAL SKULL #7 There is a well-hidden Crystal Skull in this area. Just near where you encountered the Warlocks is an alleyway behind the nearby building. As you make your way there, a gang of ninjas show up. Eliminate them all to clear the area and then look above the alley to see a Crystal Skull perched atop a metal ledge. To reach it, use a Wall Run on the nearby wall of the left side and then jump towards the ledge. Grab that Skull! After all that, go to the Save Statue and SAVE your game! SAVE GAME Notice that there is a Muramasa Statue across the Save Statue but is behind a metal fence. You cannot reach it for now, so climb the ladder to the top to reach a new area. ++AREA: BROOKLYN BRIDGE EXIT RAMP --ITEM: JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL Climb the ladder to the top and cross the road to find a dead body with a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. Grab the item and use it on one of the Ninpo Scrolls. Cross to the other side of the bridge to find another dead body with Incendiary Shurikens. As you continue up the road, you will encounter some mini-dragons and Van Gelfs. Toss some Incendiary Shurikens at the Van Gelfs to dismember them and then use an Obliteration in their face to kill them off. If you still have some arrows, fling them at the mini-dragons to clear this part of the bridge. From there, make your way further up the bridge. There is a chest at the dead end, so open that up for some goodies. --ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #8 Next to the bridge, you will see a Crystal Skull sitting on a ledge next to a ladder. Jump over to it and grab it! From here, you can either continue up the ladder or climb the ladder to the bottom. If you take the ladder DOWN to the street level, you can finally access Muramasa's Statue to stock up. But be aware that AFTER you access the statue, a gang of Van Gelf enemies will pop out for an ambush near the ladder, so be ready! If you decide to NOT go to the street level, take the ladder going up to the higher bridge level. ++AREA: BROOKLYN BRIDGE Another gang of Van Gelf enemies will appear here for an ambush. Prepare the Wind Blades Ninpo and then unleash it in their faces. From there, Obliterate the lot of them and use UT's from the leftover Essence. Trust me, it's almost as easy as it sounds. Once the area is clear, approach the dead body at the other end for some arrows and then climb the ladder to the top to find the SAVE STATUE. I suggest NOT saving just yet because a couple of mini-dragons will appear in this area, so bust out the Bow and shoot them all down. SAVE your game AFTER the area is finally cleared. SAVE GAME Approach the other end of the walkway to encounter a new boss. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ASS WHORE +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The big blind Ogre might have no eyes but his attacks can reach you no matter where you are. These are his attacks: --GROUND POUND --SUPER GROUND POUND --GROUND SWEEP --CONCRETE BREATH --TAXICAB RAGE It is best to use a Level 3 weapon for this battle, so if you have the money for it, UPGRADE! For the battle, use lots of quick and hard combos with your weapon and stay aggressive! The main tactic to defeating this boss is quick combos on his large feet. AVOID using any charged projectiles because it only leaves Ryu vulnerable to attack from any distance. Instead, stay close to the Ogre and use LOTS of Reverse Wind evasion to evade his ground pounds. Continue to constantly slash away at his feet to reduce his health to 10%. From there, he'll fall over in pain, which means only ONE thing: OBLITERATION!!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ++AREA: ELLIS ISLAND - BASE After the cutscene, some more Van Gelf baddies and mini-dragons will come after you, so bust out some hot moves to kill them off. Clear the base of Ellis Island and then enter the doorway under the statue. ++AREA: ELLIS ISLAND - MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE DRAGON CLAW & TIGER FANG --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SILVER XBOX As you enter the small hall, some ninjas will appear. Evade them and move into the Museum for a wider battle arena. Eliminate the ninjas with Izuna Drops and use the leftover Essence for UT's on the Warlocks to clear the Museum of enemies. There are a couple of goodies in the Museum. Destroy the glass displays to find some Incendiary Shurikens and a set of dual Katanas sitting by its lonesome self. Grab the dual Katanas and test them out. Next to the exit of the room is a scroll sitting behind a glass. Next to the scroll is some sort of wooden blinds that can be slashed down to reveal a Silver Xbox! The Xbox can replenish health (but not Ninpo) at anytime. Now access the Save Statue and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME --TEST OF VALOR #2 - TWO OF BLACK If you're pumped and ready, enter the nearby portal for Test Of Valor #2. Lots and lots of the pink-colored Van Gelf's will show up, so be ready with a level 3 weapon and some nifty Ultimate Technique moves. Kill off 2-3 of the baddies and then use nonstop UT's in their faces for lots of hi-larity. Only use Obliterations sparingly and be sure to have at least 2 Herbs Of Spiritual Life. Completing the test garners you a TALISMAN OF REBIRTH. AAWWWW, LAME! ++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - TORCH OF LIBERTY ROOM Want some more ninjas in your face? Well, they're gonna get in it, so start slashing with some hard combos. Approach the Warlocks first and eliminate them and then use UT's to clear the rest of them out. --OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE The doorway in this room is shut, so climb the stairs and use Wall Runs to reach the window on the other side. There is a dead body with a goodie here, so grab that before approaching the window. As soon as you reach the window, a Van Gelf jumps in, so start some sick combos to kill it and then jump out and use UT's on the other baddies that appear with the leftover Essence. Clear the area and then take the stairs going up. ++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - BASE STAIRWAY Fight your way up two flights of stairs and balconies filled with Van Gelfs and those goddamned mini-dragons. Inflict lots of sexy combos on the baddies and fling any arrows on the mini-dragons. When you reach the main base of the statue, a last set of Van Gelf's will show up some quickly eliminate them all to clear the area. There's nothing else outside, so enter the doorway to the next area. ++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - INNER STAIRWAY & ELEVATOR --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE TOP OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Some archers and ninjas are waiting in here, so start shoving combos and Obliterations in their stupid faces to clear the bottom area. Go up the stairway to find the Save Statue. SAVE GAME --CRYSTAL SKULL #9 Across from the Save Statue is a trio of large metal beams in the middle of the room, do you see it? There is a Crystal Skull sitting on the farthest beam, so use a Wall Run near the bottom of the stairs to land on one of the beams. Jump to the skull and GRAB IT! To get to the next floor, enter the elevator shaft in the middle of the room and use a Bird Flip to the top. Some more ninjas will be waiting, so clear them out with your skills and then go up the stairs. --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS There is an open balcony that leads to a chest with a Life OTG. Mini- dragons will spawn in this area, so quickly grab the item and then go back inside to avoid getting hit by their fireballs. Continue going up the stairs to find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on stuff and then stake the spiral stairs up to a dead end. UH-OH! YOU ARE STUCK!!! TOO BAD!!! --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ALTERNATE ROUTE TO THE TOP Okay, you're not really stuck, it just happens to be a well-hidden path. As you reach the dead end, you'll notice an open gap and a spackle of blood on the wall. Jump down that gap to the bottom. From there use a Bird Flip from the area where you landed to reach the top of the spiral stairs. HAH! AND YOU WERE STUCK FOR HOW LONG??? ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ALEXEI +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Oh my, the incredibly femme Alexei. While Alexei isn't exactly a replica of Alma from the first NG game, he does look like it. All of Alexei's attacks are super duper fast and are mostly unblockable. These are the attacks he uses: --THE PUSSY WHIP --WHIRLWIND SPIN --THE TUBE-SOCK TANGO --ELECTRIC BALLS --THE SKINTIGHT SIRLOIN Alexei's face grab attack is virtually the cheapest move in his arsenal because you CANNOT tell when he'll use it and you CANNOT block it (but you can evade it with fast evasion). When he spins in a whirlwind, use constant Reverse Winds to get through the attack unscathed (yes, it really DOES work). His projectiles are virtually unblockable, too. So how do you defeat this cheap boss? Simple, use cheap tactics! You need to be SUPER quick with your combos in order to damage him. The faster you can inflict damage, the less Alexei can waste all your time doing his stupid attacks. By this point in the game, Ryu should have a Level 3 weapon (preferably the Dragon Sword). The main tactic here is use the Divine Swallow attack on Alexei to get up close. When close to him, block and evade his melee combos and then counter with a hard combo. Quickly evade his melee counters after the combo and stay close to prevent Alexei from flying to a far distance. You need to do this quickly so that he doesn't get the chance to use his unblockable attacks! Continue to be aggressive on him and he'll fall. Literally! With sharp skills, this battle is over in less than minute. Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Alexei using the tactics I mentioned above: http://www.dailymotion.com/VampireHorde/video/x5t5cm_ng2-ch4-alexei- battle_videogames MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 5: THE AQUA CAPITAL +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ / __/ / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ /__ \ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /____/ ++AREA: WATER CANAL --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE KUSARI-GAMA When the mission begins, a gaggle of ninjas and Warlocks will appear, so shove some Obliterations and UT's in their faces to clear them out. Further down is a Muramasa Statue sitting in the corner, so stock up if you need to and continue up the bridge. As you go up the stairs, make a left turn to a stairway going down to find a dead body with a new item: KUSARI-GAMA. This item is bit unwieldy and difficult to use, so don't equip it just yet. --CRYSTAL SKULL #10 Across from the dead body is a small set of stairs going down to the canal where you'll see lots of gondolas. The Crystal Skull is on the gondola all the way on the other side of the canal. Use the Water Run to approach that boat and then grab that skull! As you run back to dry land, a new enemy will appear rushing from the water to greet you: --NEW ENEMY: SILVER GAJA These gorgon-type snakes are more lethal on water, so avoid trying to fight them on the water! These baddies have sharp combos and a nasty tail attack. Seek some dry surfaces and then fight them off by using the Izuna Drop for an instant kill. No problems! When you're ready to go back, take the route back to the small bridge to encounter ANOTHER new enemy: --NEW ENEMY: LYCANTHROPE WEREWOLF These canine pests have a similar fighting style to the Van Gelfs. They like to use pouncing attacks and like to jump on top. Also, when you leave dead bodies behind, they like to pick them up and toss them at you. It's a lame excuse for a projectile, but what're you gonna do? Use hard combos on the Werewolves to kill some of them and then use as much UT's to their faces to kill them off. ++AREA: MARKETPLACE As you work your way past the marketplace, some more wolves show up. Clear them out with some Wind Blades Ninpo and Obliterations up their stinky asses. From there, approach the Save Statue in the alley. SAVE GAME ++AREA: OUTDOOR RESTAURANT --CRYSTAL SKULL #11 As soon as you kick down the door, some werewolves will be waiting for you, so bust out the hard combos and use UT's on them to open the way for Obliteration. When the restaurant is cleared, the Crystal Skull is located on a table next to the door you kicked down. GRAB IT! ++AREA: OUTER ALLEYWAY As you leave the restaurant, some more wolves will jump out of the blue. Eliminate them with your sexy-hot skills to clear them out. Take the alleyway to the right and go around the corner to find a chest with a goodie inside. Now exit the area and continue down the main path. ++AREA: PANTHEON PATH Another gang of wolves will emerge from the opposite bridge. Obliterate their asses to clear this area of their dank stink. --ITEM: SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS Take the small bridge from where the wolves emerged from to find a dead body with a special item: SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS. Equip it now for more Ninpo attacks! When that's done, continue up the path towards the giant water fountain to encounter some more Gaja enemies. Simply use Izuna Drops on them to clear them out. EASY. --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ALTERNATE ROUTE There are no other paths near the fountain, so it looks like you'll need to jump in the water! Dive inside the water and look for the open gap. The chest next to that gap contains a new sub-weapon: GATLING GUN. Now swim to the other side of the canal. ++AREA: WATER CANAL 2 Emerge out of the water but DO NOT run on it just yet! There is a new enemy in the water that will definitely hurt you if you touch it: --NEW ENEMY: EXPLODING JELLY FISH If you make contact with these things, they explode in your face! Avoid all that nonsense by equipping the Gatling Gun and shooting them all down to clear them out. When the jelly fish are gone, run to the next area to encounter some more Gaja. Unfortunately, fighting these baddies while running on the water is NOT a fun thing to do. As soon as you see the Gaja, look for the nearby gondola and quickly get on it! Wait for the Gaja to get near and then shove an Izuna Drop in their face for an instant kill. Keep getting back on the boat and using Izuna Drops on the Gaja until they all disappear. It is a much faster way to killing them rather than fighting on the water. From there, you'll notice that Ryu's health does not regenerate quite yet. --CRYSTAL SKULL #12 Near the gondola is a water alley with gaggle of jelly fish guarding it. Use the Gatling Gun to blow them up and Ryu's health will finally regenerate. Enter the water alley that the jelly fish were guarding and you will find a Crystal Skull hiding under the water. GRAB IT! There are no more enemies in this area, so use the Water Run and run around the canal to the other side of Pantheon Path. The Save Statue is inside a building with an open gap, so jump in and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME ++AREA: THE BRIDGE GATE --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BRIDGE GATE KEY Go up the stairs and kick the door open to find some Van Gelfs waiting for you. Eliminate them with some Obliterations up the ass to clear them out. From here, you don't have a Key Item to open the Bridge Gate, so go to the opposite side of where you exited to find a half-opened door. Kick it down and then open the chest in the room to find the BRIDGE GATE KEY. Exit the room and then approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on stuff. Now approach the Bridge Gate and use the key to open it. Kick down the gate and some wolves will come running out of the castle. Shove a Wind Blades Ninpo in their face and then Obliterate them all. Enter the arena and turn left to find a dead body with arrows. Work your way down the path to encounter more wolves. Eliminate them all to clear this entire area of enemies. Go to the end of the path to find a chest with a goodie. Exit outside to see a dead end. --OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE DRAWBRIDGE --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot the two glowing spheres under the bridge across from you. This opens the drawbridge and reveals two sets of ziplines. Take the zipline to the left and cross it to the other side and jump down. Open the chest to find a Life OTG. --OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE WAY TO KILL THE GAJA There's nothing else to do here, so jump down to the water and run towards the other side with the large water wheels. As you run towards the water wheel, you will be ambushed by Gaja. DO NOT FIGHT THEM IN THE WATER! If you fight them in the water, prepare for lots of pain! Avoid all that by following these directions: Run towards the large water wheels at the other side of the canal. Dodge the Gaja as much as you can and run under the middle of the wheels and turn left to find a small dry wooden ledge that you can climb onto. Kill all the Gaja with Izuna Drops from here for faster results! See? And you didn't have to waste all that time in the water! ***NOTE: If you killed all of the Gaja in the water, a gang of Exploding Jelly Fish will spawn near the water wheel, so watch out for those! There are NO jelly fish in the water when you fight the Gaja near the water wheels. TAKE NOTE. --OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE WATER WHEEL PUZZLE It's not so much of a puzzle. There are metal bars on the large water wheel that you can jump and swing on. Jump towards the metal bar and then start swinging. Swing and jump off the bar when the wheel reaches the upper platform. From there, jump on top of the other water wheel to emerge in a new area. ++AREA: CLOCK TOWER GEARS --ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS You will see a large rotating wheel above that has metal bars. Jump towards the metal bars and let it rotate to the other side. Jump down to the platform to find a chest with a Lives OTTG! Equip it and then jump down and exit. ++AREA: WATERFALL GARDEN Approach the stairway and a gang of wolves will emerge from the garden. Use lots of hard combos and lots of Obliterations in their faces to kill them off. When that's done, approach the Save Statue. SAVE GAME --OBJECTIVE: TURN OFF THE WATERFALL As you enter the garden, a whole shmgeggy of Gaja enemies will appear. This should be so easy for you by now! Remember, use lots of Izuna Drops to kill a bunch of them and then use On-Land Charge UT's and shove it in their faces to kill them all. EASY! After the battle, the waterfall turns off and reveals a new path. ++AREA: WINE CELLAR As you enter the Wine Cellar, a gang of Gaja and Van Gelfs will pop out for an ambush. Stick a Wind Blades Ninpo in their face to kill them off and open them for Obliterations. When the first area is cleared, you will find a room with a Muramasa Statue to the left and a room with a chest with a goodie on the right. Continue down the hall to encounter some more Gaja and Van Gelfs. Eliminate them and keep going down the hall for MORE of these guys. --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE COPPER KEY --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE FLAME PHOENIX SCROLL In the hallway is a metal gate that is locked. Go up the nearby stairs and fight off some Gaja and Van Gelfs that appear. Go all the way to the end of the upper hall to find a chest with the COPPER KEY. Use the Copper Key on the metal gate to find a dead body that has the ART OF THE FLAME PHOENIX Scroll. --OBJECTIVE: ESCAPE THE WINE CELLAR Go back to the previous hall and turn right to encounter some more Gaja and Van Gelf enemies. Kill them all with hard combos to completely clear the area of enemies. Continue up the stairs to a dead end cellar. There is a large well covered by a wooden platform in the room. Open the nearby chest for a goodie and then use a downward strike on top of the wooden circle to break it open. ++AREA: CASTLE SEWERS --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE UNDERWATER CAVERN When you land in the sewers, be prepared for an ambush from Van Gelfs and Gaja near the Save Statue. Stay defensive and evasive and use hard combos and the Wind Blades Ninpo to clear out the Van Gelfs. When the area is cleared, NOW you can use the Save Statue. SAVE GAME --TEST OF VALOR #3 - THREE OF BLUE If you are up for another Test Of Valor, there is one just to the right of the Save Statue that's glowing and waiting for you. For this test, a whole gaggle of wolves and mini-dragons will appear. My suggestion for this Test is to NOT pursue it! Do this Test on a second playthrough when Ryu has the Eclipse Scythe in his inventory. When you do this test with the Scythe, a few combos will kill the wolves. Use UT's on the other wolves to leave them open for Obliteration. Keep shoving UT's and Obliterations up the wolves' asses until all of them are dead and gone. From there, kill all the mini- dragons by shooting arrows at them. There's a dead body nearby that will replenish arrows if you need it. Complete the test to receive a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. If you don't want to pursue or the Test Of Valor (or if you finished it), go to the other side of the sewers to a dead end. Dive into the water and you will see a large cavern to swim through. Swim all the way to the other side to emerge in a new area. ++AREA: UNDERWATER CAVERN --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SKULL KEY As you emerge from the water, you will notice one big thing: the cavern is infested with GHOST FISH! AAHHH!!!! Don't worry, as long as you use the Gatling Gun, then you'll be fine. There are a couple of chests under the water in various corners of the cavern that you can seek out. If you want to seek out the chests, be prepared to face off against some fish. There are also some chests on the stairway if you want those, too. To trigger the boss battle, seek out the chest on the LEFT side of the cavern perched on a broken pillar. Climb out of the water and open the chest to retrieve the SKULL KEY to trigger the next boss battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: FIREHOSE OF VOMIT +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| +++NOTE: A variation of this boss appeared in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (but it looked more like a blue version of Smaugan). The water dragon is a big joke! I'm not even gonna list all of his attacks because this boss is SO simple to defeat. The main strategy here is to use Level 2 charged shots with the Fiend's Bane Bow. Stay on the little piece of dry land you are standing on for the whole battle and watch the dragon. The only attack you need to watch out for is his Water Breath attack. Wait for him to initiate the attack and then evade at the last second. That's it! Keep using Level 2 charged shots with the bow and manually aim for his head for the entire battle. Don't worry about getting chomped or grabbed because the boss doesn't have an attack like that. Just finish him off already, will you? MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 6: THE LYCANTHROPE'S CASTLE +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ / __/ / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / _ \ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| \___/ ++AREA: UNDERWATER CAVERN - UPPER PILLARS --OBJECTIVE: ESCAPE FROM THE CAVERNS --ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #13 There is a Crystal Skull just near where Ryu starts the mission. Kill of the Fish with some Kusari-gama combos and then rotate the camera to see the Skull under the wreckage. To retrieve, you'll have to go around the pillars and then jump down to get it. GRAB IT. Approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on stuff. From there, jump to the next pillar to encounter some more Fish. Slice them up and then continue jumping from pillar to pillar until you FINALLY reach some dry land. Kill off the Gaja that appear and continue jumping across the pillars to the other end. Approach the Save Statue to SAVE your game. SAVE GAME Work your way up the cavern to encounter lots of Gaja enemies. Remember, Izuna Drop to the face and UT in the ass! Continue up the path until you reach a large door. Use the SKULL KEY to open it up. ++AREA: BONEYARD A new enemy will emerge from the pile of bones: --NEW ENEMY: SKULL SPIDERS These things are easy to kill but are deadly when bunched together. Use hard combos with Kusari-gama and shove lots of UT's to them for large number of combos. Once all the Skull Spiders are gone, the boss battle will begin within a minute after. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: BONER RIGAMORTIS +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Fighting this boss is basically the same thing as fighting the big blind Ogre from Chapter 4. The only difference is that the space to battle him in is much, MUCH smaller. It likes to use these attacks: --BONER SMASH --BONER KICK --BONER SMACK The majority of the boss's attacks involve him grabbing Ryu and either chomping and smashing him or smacking him in the head. Its grab attacks are unavoidable, so avoid running around the arena. Also, even though it has a glowing orb in its chest, it is NOT the boss's weak point, so avoid trying to fling charged arrows at it. For the battle, run underneath its legs and start slashing away like crazy. Evade its movements and keep slashing away until it falls down in pain. From there, inflict as much combos until he gets up. REPEAT. I can't say that this tactic is bulletproof but it does work better than running around the arena. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, use a Bird Flip from the newly revealed path. Work your way up the caverns while battling lots of Gaja and Skull Spiders. Be careful as you jump from cavern to cavern! When you reach the very end of the cavern, jump towards the wall and then use the Bird Flip to reach the top. It's a tricky maneuver and you might get it wrong and fall back down to the bottom! AAAHHH!!! Bird Flip to the top to emerge out of the caverns. ++AREA: WATCHTOWER --CRYSTAL SKULL #14 Next to the hole that you just emerged from is a guillotine. Attack the guillotine to reveal a hidden Crystal Skull in the area where the victim's head would fall. EEEWWW!!! There is a Save Statue nearby but DO NOT use it just yet! Go up the stairs to the watchtower. Climb up the watchtower to find a chest with a goodie. Climb down and then access Muramasa's Statue to stock up. As you go back down the stairs, a cutscene will occur. --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE LYCANTHROPE CASTLE After the cutscene, a pair of wolves will emerge at the bottom of the stairs. Hard combos to the face! Clear them out and then access the Save Statue to SAVE your game. SAVE GAME Work your way down the stairway while eliminating more wolves. Open the door at the bottom of the stairway to encounter some more wolves. Shove hard combos in their faces and then use UT's on them to open them up for Obliteration. Work your way up the stairway while eliminating some Gajas until you reach the castle entrance. Grab arrows from the dead body before you reach the top! ++AREA: CASTLE ENTRANCE More Gaja enemies and mini-dragons will spawn. Eliminate the Gajas with Izuna Drops and then fling arrows at those mini-dragons. Continue up the castle doorway to see more Gajas. Kill them off to clear the area. The large doorway is closed! There is a chest on the left side of the doorway with a goodie inside. Grab it and then go the right side of the doorway to encounter more wolves. Snuff them all to activate the Save Statue nearby. SAVE GAME ++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP --OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE ENTRANCE There is a Test Of Valor in one of the gazebos near the castle entrance. You don't have to do it yet, so leave it. Climb up the nearby ladder and go to the top. Grab some arrows from the dead body and go to the corner. Use a Bird Flip to the top and start flinging arrows at the mini-dragons. If you run out of arrows, jump down to refill and then flip back up to the top and take care of the rest. From there, continue up the roof while snuffing out some more wolves that get in the way. Go all the way to the end to see a large cathedral window and some metal bars with flags on them. Jump onto the bars and swing towards the cathedral window to land inside the cathedral. ++AREA: CATHEDRAL --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BRONZE KEY A bevy of Gajas will jump out to ambush you. Izuna Drop them all to hell to clear the area. When that's done, approach the chest at the front to find the BRONZE KEY. Exit the cathedral and use the BRONZE KEY on the doorway that has smoke coming out of it. Kick down the door and jump down to the bottom. ++AREA: CASTLE KITCHEN --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS Three wolves will appear, so snuff them out to clear the area. Enter the next room to find a couple of wooden barrels that you can break. Destroy the barrels in the corner to reveal a chest with a Life OTG! Now exit the kitchen to emerge outside. Make a right turn from the door to find a Save Statue. SAVE GAME ++AREA: ROYAL ENTRANCE ROOM Wolves will appear here. Snuff them out to clear the area. There is a chest upstairs if you want to open it up, otherwise, there is nothing else to do in this room. Enter the doorway just across from where you exited the kitchen to enter a new area. ++AREA: ROYAL DINING ROOM Oh, look who showed to dinner, MORE WOLVES! LOVELY! Show them how to stick that dinner fork up their ass by shoving some UT's in their faces! Exit through the other door to... ++AREA: ROYAL GUEST ROOM Look who the guests are, WOLVES! You know what to do here, so DO IT. Clear this room and enter the next one to... ++AREA: ROYAL ROOM OF KNIGHTS --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE CAST IRON KEY Some Gaja will show up, so Izuna Drop them, blah blah blah. Eliminate all the Gaja to reveal a Key Item: the CAST IRON KEY. Now exit back out to the Royal Entrance Room and go upstairs. Make a right turn and use the CAST IRON KEY on the door. Open it up and go upstairs to find a Save Statue. DO NOT SAVE YET! There are two Red Spider Ninjas waiting, so eliminate them with Izuna Drops to clear the stairway. NOW you can save! SAVE GAME ++AREA: ROYAL LIBRARY --CRYSTAL SKULL #15 As you enter the Library, Red Spider Ninjas will ambush you, Use lots of evasion and use the Izuna Drop to get them all. When the room is cleared, go to the upper left side of the library and attack the bookshelf to reveal a Crystal Skull hiding there. GRAB IT! To exit the Library, approach the fireplace and jump towards it and use a Bird Flip to the top. ++AREA: EMPTY ROOM A bunch of Gaja will show up, so use Izuna Drops and Obliterations to their faces. Open the door to the next room to encounter Red Spider Ninjas. Again, use lots of evasion and Izuna Drops! From there, approach the fireplace and use a Bird Flip to the roof. ++AREA: ROOFTOP --OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE THRONE ROOM There is a Save Statue located up here. DO NOT use it yet! There are some metal bars across the Save Statue. Jump and swing across it to the other side. If you jump down, you will fight off a trio of wolves, so be cautious! Go around the corner to find a Muramasa's Statue. Jump down to the balcony below and then climb the ladder up to access the statue. There are also two chests next to the statue. One contains Ghost Fish and the other has goodies. TAKE YOUR PICK! Stock up at Muramasa's Statue and then GO BACK to the Save Statue to SAVE your game. SAVE GAME Now approach the stairway and access the door to find out that it is locked. As you go back down, more wolves will show up. Defeat all those wolves to reveal the GOLDEN KEY. Use the key on the doors to trigger a cutscene with Volf. --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET PATH After the cutscene, a gaggle of wolves will swarm you. Activate some Wind Blade Ninpo and then Obliterate them all. From there, approach Volf's chair and press the button to reveal a secret path. Jump down to the bottom of the hole. ++AREA: UNDERGROUND TOMB --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE COLOSSEUM A bunch of Gajas will appear, so Izuna Drop them all to clear the tombs. Go down the watery path to find a Save Statue but DO NOT use it yet! Exit the tombs to emerge back to the Castle entrance. From there, work your way down to the Colosseum and kill all the Gaja in the way. When you reach the drawbridge, mini-dragons will spawn. Fling lots of arrows at them to clear this entire level of enemies. From here, go BACK to the Save Statue in the tombs and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME --TEST OF VALOR #4 - FOUR OF GREEN Now would be a good time to complete the fourth Test Of Valor. This test is SO easy that I shouldn't even spoil it. But what the hell! This test consists of those large mutant bats (the one that strip away lots of health) and Gajas. Simply use the Izuna Drop on a couple of the Gajas and then shove nonstop UT's in their faces to kill them all. After the Gajas are gone, kill all the mutant bats one-by-one when they approach you. Completing this easy test garners you a LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS. SWEET!! When you're pumped and primed, go back to the Colosseum and enter the doorway to trigger a boss battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: VOLF +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Just like the battle with Alexei, you'll need to be aggressive with Volf if you want to finish him off. And as far as I know, Volf is the only other non-human boss in the Ninja Gaiden series that actually uses a weapon at his disposal. These are his attacks: --WOLF RUSH --WOLF SMACK --WOLF POUNCE The fastest way to defeat Volf is to stun him. When you perform a hard mid-air combo or a Divine Swallow attack, he gets knocked back for a second and leaves him open for more damage. By using simple Reverse Wind evasion (not jumps), you can get through his devastating attacks with little to no damage at all. Be defensive and keep close to Volf so that he attacks you with melee combos. Block and evade those combos and then smack him with a hard combo of your own. THAT'S IT. It's much easier than it sounds! Defeat Volf to obtain a new weapon: the ECLIPSE SCYTHE! Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Volf in 35 seconds: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/230817.html ---------------------------------------- After Volf is dead, a large gang of werewolves will ambush you in the arena. Start off by using various Scythe combos against the wolves. You will notice that the Scythe's combos are much more powerful than any other weapon. Slice them all down and use lots of Obliterations. Keep slicing all the wolves up until a cutscene occurs. Copy and paste this URL to see how to survive the werewolf ambush: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/230684.html MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 7: THE FLYING FORTRESS DAEDALUS +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ____ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ /_ / / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / / \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_/ ++AREA: OUTER LANDING STRIP --OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE TURRETS TO OPEN THE DOORWAY When the mission begins, take cover behind the metal gate and bust out the Fiend's Bane Bow. Fling level 2 charged arrows at the turrets on the left, right, and north of the airship. Be quick because the constant bullet fire of the turrets will destroy the metal gate you are standing behind. ++AREA: ROOM D1-1 After all six of the turrets are blown up, approach the large doorway to trigger a cutscene. After the cutscene, the large metal doorway opens up and a new enemy will emerge: --NEW ENEMY: FOUR-LEGGED MECH These robot-spider thingies are quite tough and like to fire lots of bullets at you. Your best weapon against them is the Eclipse Scythe. Jump towards them and use hard combos to weaken and kill them. BE CAREFUL because when they die, they explode and damage you, so jump away when they start to fizzle! Destroy the small mechs and then enter the double doorway inside. ++AREA: ROOM D1-2 A handful of soldiers will appear here. Use lots of evasion because they fire their guns at you! Use mid-air combos with the Scythe to eliminate them all. Once that's done, search the area for a couple of chests and then approach the Save Statue on the left side. SAVE GAME ++AREA: ROOM D1-4 & D1-5 Enter the nearby door to encounter some more soldiers. Eliminate them all to clear the room and then open the two chests for more goodies and then exit out. ++AREA: ROOM D1-7 --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS More soldiers will come running in the hall. Use lots of sexy Scythe combos on them to clear the room. Go to the opposite side of the room to find a chest at the dead end. Open it up for another Life OTG! From there, exit through the metal doorway to the next area. ++AREA: ROOM D1-8 As soon as the doors open, a foursome of small mechs will come after you. Simply use quick evasion and lots of sexy mid-air Scythe combos to clear them out. Trust me, IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT! From there, activate the elevator using the green control panel to go to the lower levels. ++AREA: ROOM D2-9 --OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE DAEDALUS COCKPIT (I just said "cockpit"!) When you descend to the bottom, a gang of soldiers and a new enemy emerges to ambush you: --NEW ENEMY: LARGE MECH These half-mech, half-fiend enemies are quite agile and have lots of hard melee attacks. They also like to shoot lots of bullets. If they are decapitated, they will still function like normal until Obliterated or fully killed! The best weapon to use against them is the Scythe. A level 1 UT decapitates them and leaves them open for immediate Obliteration. Take care of the soldiers and then try and shove a UT into the large mech's face to open him up for Obliteration. Clear the room and then open the large doorway to... ++AREA: DAEDALUS COCKPIT (HAH! I SAID IT AGAIN!!) --OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE AUTO-PILOT --CRYSTAL SKULL #16 As soon as you open the door to the cockpit, slice the three soldiers inside to clear the room. There happens to be a Crystal Skull sitting near the controls. GRAB IT! From there, destroy all the control panels with hard combos to activate the auto-pilot controls. Oh, and don't forget about the Save Point! SAVE GAME Go back to Room D2-9 to encounter two more large mechs. Again, use lots of mid-air Scythe combos and stay evasive! Decapitate them to leave them open for Obliteration. Once that's done, enter the next room. ++AREA: ROOM D2-8 WARHEAD ROOM --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS Some more soldiers will pop up for an ambush. Take care of them and clear this area! At the back of the room is a lone chest with a Life OTG. Grab it and then exit the room. ++AREA: D2-8 OUTER HALLWAY --OBJECTIVE: DEACTIVATE THE RED SENSORS Eliminate the gang of soldiers and then exit using the black metal doors to a skywalk. Kill another bunch of soldiers and then head to the other side. ++AREA: ROOM D2-12 There are some soldiers in this control room, so clear them out! From there, open the chest to refill on arrows. Destroy all the control panels completely! From there, bust out the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot arrows at the glowing yellow tubes on the large reactor. There are seven tubes to destroy so start shooting! Once that's done, go back to the skywalk to encounter some rocket launcher soldiers. Carefully use the Reverse Wind towards them and then clear them out with your Scythe skills. The red sensors in the hall are deactivated, so enter the next room. ++AREA: ROOM D2-3 The first door on the left contains a Muramasa Statue and a Save Statue but DO NOT access it yet! A large gang of soldiers and rocket boys will come running after on both sides of this room. Carefully approach the rocket soldiers first and take them out. From there, use lots of UT's on the other soldiers and rocket boys. Eliminate all the soldiers to clear the area of enemies. NOW you can go to the room with the Save Statue. Stock up at Muramasa's if you need to and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME --OBJECTIVE: TAKE THE EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR TO THE TOP Exit the room and go around the corner to the dead end. Enter the only open doorway to Room D2-7 (the barracks bedrooms). There is a dead body on one of the beds that has the YOGENTA'S NOTEBOOK. Grab it if you want and then access the elevator and take it to the top. ++AREA: MAIN CONTROL ROOM --OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE MAIN CONTROL PANELS When the elevator stops, exit and eliminate the soldiers in the control room. From there, destroy all the control panels in the room. By the way, you won't notice it or hear it because you'll be busy kicking ass, but the voice on the loudspeakers will say: "Explosives detected! One of the hostiles has an RPG. I'm going to try and get a closer look. Let's see...it's a woman! A blonde woman! Alert to all tac teams: SHE'S HOT!!!" Anyway, when the panels are fizzled, take the nearby ladder to the top. ++AREA: SATELITTE GPS ROOM --ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS There are no enemies up here and two chests. One has a goodie and the other has a Lives OTTG! AWESOME! Enter the next room for a surprise... ++AREA: OUTER CONTROL PANEL ROOM --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET EXIT --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE PIERCING VOID SCROLL There's a small gang of rocket boys and soldiers here. Approach the rocket soldiers with caution and take them out. Use the leftover Essence for UT's on the other soldiers to clear them out. From there, access the green panel to activate the secret exit. DO NOT CLIMB DOWN TO THE BOTTOM JUST YET! There's a Save Statue and two chambers in this room. Access the Save Statue and SAVE your game! SAVE GAME When you open the chamber doors, one will contain a chest with ART OF THE PIERCING VOID Ninpo Scroll! SWEET! The other door will contain the fifth Test Of Valor. --TEST OF VALOR #5 - FIVE OF YELLOW This will be a tough test to complete if you don't have the proper skills or the upgraded weapons. The enemies that show up for this Test are soldiers, rocket soldiers, and those large mechs. If possible, attempt this challenge with a level 2 Scythe or higher. Use lots of mid-air combos on the soldiers and stay evasive! Use the leftover Essence and shove a Scythe UT into the mech's face to decapitate him. Once he's been decapitated, QUICKLY OBLITERATE IT! If you don't Obliterate, it'll keep attacking you! As long as you stay evasive and use hard combos with the Scythe, you should be able to complete this Test with little problems. When all that's left is rocket soldiers, carefully approach each one and toss an Incendiary Shuriken at them to leave them open for Obliteration. Completing this test garners you a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL...and some Ghost Fish! AAAHHHH!!! Copy and paste this URL to see how to complete this test using lots of hot and sexy Obliterations (especially on the mechs): http://www.dailymotion.com/VampireHorde/video/x5tcem_test-of-valor-5- five-of-yellow_videogames ++AREA: ROOM D1-3 --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE TONFA WEAPON --OBJECTIVE: EXIT TO ROOM D1-1 If you finished the Test Of Valor (or not), go down the secret exit. In the room below are some chests and some dead bodies that contain Incendiary Shurikens and the TONFA weapon. Grab the weapon! --CRYSTAL SKULL #17 Exit the room to Room D1-2 (where you started the game) to face off against some rocket boys and soldiers. When you eliminate these fools, search the wreckage near Room D1-3 to find a Crystal Skull. GRAB IT! Exit back outside to where you began the mission to encounter a duo of large mechs. Take them down with your hot Scythe combos to clear the area. From there, stock up at Muramasa's Statue if you need to and then access the green panel to take the elevator down. ++AREA: ROOM D2-1 --OBJECTIVE: Just as the elevator descends to the bottom, a small gang of small mechs will appear. Again, mid-air Scythe combos are your friend! USE IT! Clear them out and then open the door to... ++AREA: LOWER LEFT WING As soon as you open the door, a bunch of turrets will start shooting at you for a few seconds. Bust out the bow and shoot charged arrows at them to destroy them. From there, climb the ladder down to the wing and traverse to the other side. Climb the adjacent ladder and enter the next room to find a Save Statue. SAVE GAME ++AREA: ROOM D2-11 --OBJECTIVE: BLOW UP THE REACTOR As you enter the next room, a bunch of rocket boys and soldiers will occupy the narrow hall. Approach the rocket guys first and take them out. Use UT's on the other soldiers to take them down and then enter the next room. ++AREA: ROOM D2-12 This is the exact same room where you destroyed the yellow tubes. Quickly eliminate the soldiers in here and then exit using the skywalk to trigger a cutscene. ++AREA: ROOM D2-6 STEAM PIPE ROOM When you enter the next room, rockets will come flying in your face, so eliminate all the rocket boys and soldiers! Exit the room to trigger another cutscene. After the cutscene, take skywalk to the next room. ++AREA: ROOM D2-14 & ROOM D2-13 This room is very similar to Room D2-12 (with the reactor). Clear out all the soldiers in D2-14 and D2-13. From there, enter the next room to find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on stuff and then open the next doorway to... ++AREA: LOWER RIGHT WING Destroy the turrets with charged arrows and then jump down and traverse the wobbly wing to the other side. Climb the ladder to the Save Statue. SAVE GAME Be prepared because you will have to complete TWO separate boss battles, so be sure to be stocked and ready! If you're primed and pumped, enter the doorway to encounter Genshin. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: GENSHIN - PART TWO +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Genshin is still the same bitch from Chapter 2, so this battle shouldn't be too difficult for you. The only thing different here is that Genshin will employ the use of Red Spider Ninjas (the Incendiary Shuriken ones). When the battle begins, stay away from Genshin and focus on eliminating the ninjas around you one-by-one. Use lots of On-Land Charge attacks to kill one or two of them and then use the leftover Essence for UT's for the rest of them. It'll take some fast evasion to get them all, but after you kill all ten ninjas, the battle will just be between Genshin and Ryu (no distractions). From there, fight off Genshin one-on-one the same you did from Chapter 2 for an easy win. After the Genshin battle, Ryu will face off against the Armadillo on a large snowy plain, so be ready! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: THE TEXAS ARMADILLO +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The giant Armadillo has three attacks: --FLAME BREATH --CHOMP CHOMP BLOW --BOWLING BALL STRIKE To avoid having the Armadillo roll around, run up to the boss and attack him from up close. Stand next to his face (not in front of it) and start smacking combos for faster results. As it starts walking around the arena, keep attacking its face or feet with non-stop combos while following him. It's really that simple as it sounds, folks. When his health is reduced to 10%, he'll fall over in pain, so that only means one thing: OBLITERATION!!! Oh yeah, and be sure to press and hold the BLOCK BUTTON after you finish it off or you'll get a nasty surprise that I'm sure you won't like! MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 8: SUBMIT, OR DIE! +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ___ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ ( _ ) / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / _ | \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| \___/ ++AREA: RED SQUARE - ALLEYWAY --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR RED SQUARE CAPITAL OF THREATS When the mission begins, approach the Muramasa Statue and stock up on Incendiary Shurikens. TRUST ME, they will definitely come in handy in the next section! From there, continue forward to see numerous sandbag posts. As you approach it, a couple of soldiers wielding ballistic missiles will come running and shooting at you. Use lots of Reverse Wind evasion to get close to them and then attack them with some combos. After you kill the first two, more of these ballistic missile soldiers will continue to spawn on different ends of the alley. Continue to approach them carefully and eliminate them with combos until you see that the alley is completely cleared. DO NOT leave any ballistic soldiers alive! If you do, the next section of the level will be a giant headache for you, so KILL! ++AREA: RED SQUARE CAPITAL When all the ballistic soldiers are cleared, enter Red Square to face off against a large gang of giant mechs. Around 6-7 of them will approach you and attack you from all angles (including a couple of ballistic soldiers shooting at you from the other end of the arena). You're best bet at killing all the mechs is to have the Scythe and some Wind Blades Ninpo ready at the helm. Use mid-air combos on the all the mechs while being evasive. Keep attacking them to weaken them and then shove a Wind Blades Ninpo to blow them up (or leave them open for Obliteration). With the leftover Essence, use On-Land Charge UT's on the remaining mechs. One UT on the mech will decapitate it, so IMMEDIATELY Obliterate it! When all of the mechs are gone, all you'll have left is ballistic soldiers. Simply toss Incendiary Shurikens at them to explode off a limb and then approach and Obliterate them. Continue eliminating the spawning soldiers until the gateway inside the building opens up. There is a Save Statue inside the hall, so refill your health and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME ++AREA: RED SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE SHOPPING CENTER OF THREATS If you need to go back to Muramasa's Statue, do it! If not, continue down the hall back outside to encounter some Incendiary pooches. Eliminate them with OLC's to clear them out. From there, enter the next doorway to an indoor shopping center. As soon as you enter, a gaggle of soldiers and ballistic missile soldiers will spawn. The ballistics soldiers will be perched on the higher walkway and there are TWO ways to reach them: --#1: THE BIRD FLIP CHASM To Ryu's immediate left (where he enters the shopping center) is a thin chasm that he can use the Bird Flip. Bird Flip to the top and then take out the ballistics soldiers from there. --#2: THE STAIRS In the middle of the shopping center is a large empty fountain. To the left of the fountain is an open shop with a stairway that leads to the upper walkway (there's also a Muramasa's Statue in the shop). There are TWO pairs of ballistics soldiers that appear, so stay on the upper walkways and get them all and then deal with the soldiers at the bottom. EASY, right? Restock at Muramasa's if you need to and then exit out of the shopping center. ++AREA: OUTER CHAPEL ALLEY --OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE TURRETS GUARDING THE CHAPEL As you enter the next area, you will be shown a cutscene of a deadly new threat: LANDMINES. Landmines are VERY deadly against Ryu and the only way to get through the hidden landmines in the snow is to look at the footprints. See them? The footprints on the snow are the way through the hidden landmines. SLOWLY walk through the footprints (if you run, you can still get exploded) to the other side. A gang of ballistics soldiers will appear at the other end of the alley. Take cover on the nearby sandbag post and stock up on arrows on the nearby chest. Fling charged arrows to the soldiers at the other end of the alley and pick them off one-by-one until no more missiles are flying. From there, SLOWLY pass through the hidden landmines by using the footprints on the snow until you reach the other end. --CRYSTAL SKULL #18 When you reach the end of the alley, you will see TWO large turrets near the locked gate. Use charged arrows to destroy them both and to clear the whole area of threats. Oh yes, and there is a Crystal Skull just near the end of the alley. Do you see it? Take precaution when getting it because landmines surround it! After taking the skull, approach the large metal gate by SLOWLY traversing through the snow using the footsteps! Open the gate to find the Save Statue! WHEW-WEE! SAVE GAME ++AREA: RED SQUARE CHAPEL --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET PASSAGE When you enter the chapel, prepare for an ambush by a large gang of Red Spider Ninjas! Evasion is going to be difficult, but try to be defensive as much as possible and then get in some hard combos or an Izuna Drop to unleash some Essence for UT's. Get as many UT's on the RS Ninjas and Obliterate who you can. It won't be easy but with quick skills, you can kill them all with style. When the ninjas are dead, the entire area is cleared of enemies! From there, enter the only doorway in the chapel (it's a thin black door) to find some stairs. Jump and wall run to the top of the stairs to enter a new area. ++AREA: THE BELLTOWER --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BELL KEY See that metal bar? Jump to it and then shimmy the bars to the right side and swing and jump off. The black door is locked, so look for the open window and go through it to the other side to find a dead body with the BELL KEY item. Go and use it on the black door. --CRYSTAL SKULL #19 After you open the black door, go down the stairway and there will be a Crystal Skull sitting near one of the candles on the wall. GRAB IT! Continue down the stairs and exit to find the pulpit in the middle. Approach it and open the door to find the secret passage. Jump down to the area below. ++AREA: OUTER SUBWAY There's only some bats in here, so kill them off with Shuriken and take the path all the way to the other end to a new area. ++AREA: RED SQUARE SUBWAY --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE DIGNITARY'S ID CARD As you emerge in this fancy area, be prepared for a Red Spider Ninja ambush! Shove some Wind Blades into their faces to clear a few of them and then use UT's on the rest of them to clear the area of enemies. --CRYSTAL SKULL #20 From there, enter the subway car and search the cabins for goodies. The next cabin contains a Crystal Skull sitting near the bar. GRAB IT! Enter the cabin bedroom to find a dead body with the DIGNITARY'S ID CARD. Now exit the train and make your way to the other end of the subway. Go up the stairs and use the ID CARD on the red doors to find the Save Statue. SAVE GAME Be prepared because when you exit the room, you'll face off against a familiar face! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ASS WHORE - PART TWO +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The battle with the blind Ogre isn't any different than before EXCEPT for the two giant mechs that are distracting you. When the battle begins, try to inflict as much damage to the mechs as possible using the Scythe. Jump towards them and use the Blood Rain attack to inflict some hard damage on them. After a couple of these attacks, you should be able to Obliterate them easily. Try to stay evasive from the stupid Ogre and keep your focus on damaging the two annoying mechs. If you still can't destroy the mechs, activate the Wind Blades Ninpo after some damage has been dealt to finally clear them out. From there, go ahead battle the big blind Ogre the same exact way as Chapter 4. BOY, WAS THAT EASY OR WHAT?!? ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ++AREA: UNDERGROUND PRISON If you want to go back to the Save Statue, do it now! If not, enter the gap in the building and jump down to the area below. A gang of Red Spider Ninjas will appear down here, so shove an Izuna Drop in their asses to clear them out! When that's done, go to the cell with the dead body and stock up on Incendiary Shurikens. Go all the way to the very end of the prison cell block and kick down the last cell door with the light shining through the wall. Throw an Incendiary Shuriken to explode the wall to a new area. ++AREA: UNDERGROUND WATERWAY This area is opposite of the subway. When you jump down to the waterway, get onto the dry surface! Gajas will show up here and you definitely don't want to fight them on the water! Use hardcore Izuna Drops on all the Gaja using the dry surface to clear them out. See how easy that was? In the middle of the waterway are a bunch of Ghost Fish!!! AAAHHH!!! Approach and slice them down to clear the area of threats. Exit the area using the stairway and traverse the cavern to the top. Use the Bird Flip to reach the upper area. ++AREA: THE CLOCK TOWER BUILDING There is a Save Statue, Muramasa's Statue, and a Test Of Valor outside the building. DO NOT SAVE YET! Jump down and then take the stairway next to the Save Statue to the top. Exit to the balcony to encounter some more Red Spider Ninjas. Cut them down hard and then enter to find Muramasa's Statue. DO NOT STOCK UP YET! From here, jump down to encounter one more gang of Red Spider Ninjas. Eliminate them all to clear the bottom area of enemies! Okay, NOW you can SAVE your game and stock up at Muramasa's Statue. SAVE GAME --TEST OF VALOR #6 - SIX OF WHITE Now would be a good time to try out the next Test Of Valor. This test will contain only two enemies: four-legged mechs and ballistics soldiers. You will need to have one finger constantly on the evasion button because missiles and bullets will be flying everywhere! Defeating the small mechs is easy because it only takes 2-3 mid-air combos with the Scythe to kill it. From there, use constant On-Land Charge UT's with the Scythe to instantly kill off the rest. Be sure to dodge away when the mechs explode! After clearing out all of the stupid small mechs, you'll have those ballistics soldiers to deal with, so bust out all your Incendiary Shuriken and fling them one-by-one. One Incendiary Shuriken explodes off one of their limbs, which leaves them open for Obliteration! Complete this test to receive a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL...and some Ghost Fish!!! AAHHH!!! If you finished the test (or not), climb the ladder near Muramasa's Statue to the upper area. ++AREA: CLOCK TOWER GEARS --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE CLOCK TOWER BASE --CRYSTAL SKULL #21 Making your way to the top of the clock tower is a pretty simple affair. As you jump from gear to gear, you will be ambushed by Red Spider Ninjas. Slice them down as you jump from the next gear upwards. On the fifth gear (after swinging on the bar three times), there will be a Crystal Skull sitting by itself. GRAB IT! Continue to jump and swing to the very top of the tower (while eliminating those ninja doofuses) until you finally get to the Save Statue at the top. SAVE GAME If you need to fill up at Muramasa's Statue, now's the time to do it! If not, then it's boss battle time! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ZEDONIUS +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Battling Zed is very similar to fighting Alexei (and in some ways, Ishtaros from the first game). While Zed doesn't use cheap attacks like Alexei, he does still inflict quick and powerful attacks. These are his attacks: --FLAMING POUNCE --FLAME FIREBALL Just like previous battles with the Greater Fiends, you need to be quick and aggressive with your combos in order to damage Zed. The main strategy is to get in close to Zed, block and evade his melee combos, and then counter with some hard combos of your own. Continue the barrage of evasion and hard combos from up close and his health will reduce very quickly before you know it. The more you can bait Zed into attacking you up front and up close, the better chance you have at damaging him faster! AVOID circling around the arena and AVOID staying at far distances! Remember, you want him to attack YOU from the ground. Use aggressive force and pound those combos into his flaming ass to win the battle. MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 9: HEART OF DARKNESS +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ___ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ / _ \ / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ \_, / \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /___/ ++AREA: JUNGLE ENTRANCE Move down the path to encounter a gang of soldiers. Eliminate them with your hot combos to clear them out. From there, continue towards the river to see a small hut with a ballistics soldier. ++AREA: PERUVIAN RIVERBANK --OBJECTIVE: INFILTRATE THE RIVER STRONGHOLD Use a charged arrow to kill the ballistics soldier. You'll notice that there is a large gaggle of exploding jelly fish in the water. Carefully jump into the water and take them all out with the Gatling Gun. There is a Muramasa Statue near the small hut but you cannot access it until the jelly fish are fully exterminated. It might take awhile because the jelly fish keep spawning, but keep shooting them down until Muramasa's Statue lights up and then you can restock. Jump into the water and slowly swim (DO NOT WATER RUN) though the jelly fish-infested river. Whenever you see jelly fish pop out, shoot them down. Continue swimming through the river to the end (while shooting jelly fish) until you see another small hut with a Save Statue AND a rocket soldier waiting for you. NOW you can use the Water Run and approach and slice him down. SAVE GAME ++AREA: RIVER STRONGHOLD --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE AREA OF THREATS TO OPEN THE GATE Get ready for a lengthy battle because there will be lots of ballistics soldiers that will spawn in three different areas of the stronghold. Run on the water and approach each soldier and cut him down. AVOID opening any chests for now and simply approach each ballistics soldier by following the rocket fire from where it is being shot. After eliminating about 10-11 of these soldiers, a new enemy emerges: --NEW ENEMY: WATER SENTRY These things are a total joke. If you have a level 3 Scythe, all it takes is ONE hard combo (while running on the water) to destroy it. Kill off all of the water sentries with Scythe combos to clear the area of threats and to trigger a short cutscene. --CRYSTAL SKULL #22 Now that the area is cleared, you can explore all the huts for lots of goodies. The watchtower all the way on the right side of the river contains a Crystal Skull tied to the ropes. GRAB IT! --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE JADE MASK AND OPEN THE SECRET GATEWAY The JADE MASK item is located behind the watchtower near where the gate opened in the cutscene. Open the door and kick open the chest to find the JADE MASK. When you leave, more water sentries will pop up, so kill them off with the Scythe! When that's done, use the JADE MASK on the emblem on the wall to open the secret pathway in the water. Dive down and swim to the next area. ++AREA: PERUVIAN RIVERBANK - NORTH Emerge out of the water and move forward to see another dirty river. Above the water is a set of branches to swing on, so jump and swing on the branches to the next area. As you land on the upper dry surface, some more soldiers will jump out, so take care of them! Continue forward up to the dead end with a zipline above the trees. See it? Jump to the zipline and slowly traverse to the other side. Some rocket soldiers will emerge on the other side, so quickly move back to the dry surface and fling arrows or Incendiary Shurikens to clear them out. Now take the zipline but WAIT... --CRYSTAL SKULL #23 Just near the other side of the zipline is a set of branches. Do you see it? Jump and swing towards those branches and jump to a small piece of dry surface that has a hidden Muramasa's Statue AND a Crystal Skull sitting in the vines. GRAB IT and then stock up. From there, jump down to the water and go back to the zipline from the beginning. Take the zipline to the other side and jump down. As you make your way up the short path, some more soldiers pop out. Slice them down to activate the Save Statue but DO NOT SAVE YET! There is a hidden area near the Save Statue (not the area with the doorway) that contains a chest with a goodie. Grab the item and TWO more soldiers will emerge. Kill, KILL! NOW you can SAVE! SAVE GAME Be stocked up and ready because once you enter the next area, you won't be able to use the Save Statue. Enter the next area to encounter a new annoying enemy: --NEW ENEMY: LARGE DUNG BEETLES These spiny pests are quite aggressive and very grabby. They like to jump around and molest you. All it takes is some strong combos to kill a few of them and then a UT to kill off a whole bunch more. Eliminate all the beetles that appear until all is clear. From there, approach the large boulder where the bugs came from and charge a UT to destroy the boulder and then jump down to the area below. ++AREA: LIMESTONE CAVERN In this massive cavern, you will encounter lots of Skull Spiders. If you want to kill them all, that's up to you, but it's not really necessary. As you traverse deeper into the cavern, you will notice lots of small caves on the left and right sides. Each cave has stones that you can slice open for Essence of all kinds. Keep navigating forward to trigger the boss battle with the Worm. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: THE WARM WORM +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The giant worm boss is quite easy to defeat, but it may take a couple of tries to get the timing right in order to get by unscathed. It uses the following attacks: --WORM GRAB --WORM RUSH --THE NATCH SNATCH --WORM SPACKLE As a safety precaution, make sure Ryu is standing next to an open cave hole BEFORE attempting to attack the boss. The main way to defeat the worm is to stand in the middle of the cavern and unleash level 2 Ultimate Techniques in its face, preferably with the Eclipse Scythe UT. Move into the cavern and charge up the UT when the coast is clear. When you hear the sound of the boss getting closer (it sounds like a speeding train), unleash the UT BEFORE it gets close. If timed correctly, the UT will stop and stun the boss for a quick second. Once the UT hits its face, IMMEDIATELY evade into the nearby cave hole to avoid getting hit by its tongue or its disgusting spackle. After a few seconds, it'll rush out of the area and the whole process starts over (be sure to get out of the way before it does this). DO NOT attempt to use ANY combos on the boss! If you attempt a combo, it'll both grab and slam you through the cavern or it'll rush you. Simply slam an Ultimate Technique in the worm face, EVADE its retaliation, REPEAT. SUCK IT, BITCH, SUCK IT. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, jump down the chasm to find a Save Statue. SAVE GAME ++AREA: POND SCUM --CRYSTAL SKULL #24 When you enter this area, a whole bunch of worms will pop up from the water. Fighting them can be tiresome and a waste of health items, so AVOID battling them. On the other side of where the worms pop up is a Crystal Skull sitting on the ground. GRAB IT! --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE VIGOORIAN FLAILS Ignore those stupid worms and continue up the forest path. There is a dead body in the grass that contains a new weapon: VIGOORIAN FLAILS. Equip it if you want and continue towards the next area. ++AREA: TEMPLE OF WORSHIP A new enemy appears in the large body of water: --NEW ENEMY: LARGE RED FISH These overgrown 'roided out fish can only be killed by using the Gatling Gun on the water. If you want to kill the red fish, then jump to the water and find a safe corner near the fallen pillar and start shooting them with the Gatling Gun. Clear them out and then approach the Save Statue near the temple doors. SAVE GAME Stock up at Muramasa's Statue if you need to! There is a Test Of Valor next to the Save Statue. It's quite easy, so I suggest pursuing it. --TEST OF VALOR #7 - SEVEN OF RED This test is SO super easy that I will not even tell you what to expect! Just equip a level 3 Scythe and then UT all of the enemies to death. With quick UT and evasion skills, this test is over in less than 2 minutes. EASY! Completing the test garners you a TALISMAN OF REBIRTH...and some GHOST FISH!!! AAAHHH!!! --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE TEMPLE OF THREATS Approach the large door and examine it. A new enemy will emerge from the ground: --NEW ENEMY: CHAINSAW ZOMBIE These guys are slow but they can still catch you off-guard. Equip the Scythe and kill off one of the zombies with some mid-air combos. From there, use a UT on the other zombies to decapitate them and leave them open for Obliteration. Eliminate all the zombies near the large door and then go to the river and MORE of those red fish will spawn. Run to the corner of the water near the fallen pillar (you'll know it when you see it) and stay there! From that corner, the fish can't approach you, so bust out the Gatling Gun and shoot them all down. With your nifty shooting skills, it is possible to get a 100-hit combo simply by shooting them all nonstop. When all the zombies and fish are cleared out, approach the temple door to finally open it up. Turn left to find a chest with a goodie. --OBJECTIVE: APPROACH THE MOUTAIN PEAK Jump into the small body of water and dive down. Swim to the other side of the temple entrance to a new area. ++AREA: DEAD MAN'S RIVER Emerge out of the water and hop onto dry land. Make your way towards the mountain to trigger a short cutscene. After the cutscene, lots of chainsaw zombies will jump out. Use hard combos with the Scythe to kill one of them and then use the leftover Essence to UT the others and leave them open for Obliteration. Quickly Obliterate each zombie down the path up towards the mountain peak entrance until all zombies are toast. --CRYSTAL SKULL #25 Before approaching the mountain peak to fight the boss, go back to the river with the floating ninja bodies. There is a dead body under the water that contains a Crystal Skull, so you see it? GRAB IT! If you need to restock at Muramasa's, then do it now! Use the Save Statue at the previous area to save your game, if necessary. And don't forget to complete the Test Of Valor! When you're pumped and primed, go to the mountain peak to trigger one of the most frustrating, lamest, and absurdly cheapest boss battles in Ninja Gaiden history... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: THE STINK WRINKLES +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| In retrospect, battling both of these bosses is actually a cinch. Really, it is! The only thing that makes this battle more difficult than it should be is the stupid goddamned mini-dragon lackeys that appear. These are the attacks the flying bosses like to use: --PAZ ZUU LASER BEAM --ARMAGEDDON BALL --TRIPLE FIREBALL All of these attacks are easy to evade, so use quick evasion. The main strategy to defeating both dragons is to shoot level 2 charged arrows at it with the Fiend's Bane Bow. As easy as that sounds, there's still a problem. The problem? After shooting a couple of well-aimed arrows at it, mini-dragon lackeys will spawn and distract you. This is what usually makes the battle longer than it really needs to be. When the battle starts, immediately start flinging arrows at the bosses. Keep shooting until they start firing those fireballs. Evade the fireball and QUICKLY start shooting more charged arrows. If you are quick enough, you can kill one of the bosses just as the mini-lackeys begin to spawn. DO NOT circle around the arena! Just stay where you are for the whole battle! Circling around the arena only makes it worse because the lackeys will flyby and smack you and fireballs will start flying from everywhere. When the first boss is dead, keep flinging charged arrows at the second boss as fast as you can. Even as the lackeys begin shooting fireballs, you should be able to continue shooting arrows (while taking minimal fire damage) and damaging the boss. MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 10: THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ______ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ < / _ \ / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / / // / \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_/\___/ ++AREA: MOUNTAIN ENTRANCE --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE Approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on lots of items. When that's done, go up the hill to encounter some Red Gaja. These guys are no different than the silver Gaja, so just shove an Izuna Drop on all them for easy kills. ++AREA: BLOOD-SOAKED PATH As you work your way up the bloody path, some more Gaja and green Van Gelfs will show up to give you some trouble. With a level 3 Scythe in hand, use mid-air combos on the Van Gelfs to slice them down and then Obliterate them! Use the leftover Essence for lots of UT's to everyone else. It's not as difficult as it seems! Once you reach the large circular area near the Save Statue, more Van Gelfs and Gaja will pop out for trouble. You should already know what to do here, so DO IT. Clear them out to activate the Save Statue. SAVE GAME ++AREA: VALLEY OF FORGOTTEN SOULS --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE AREA OF THREATS Enter the next area and get ready for a killer battle because multiple Rasetsu's (around 5-6 of them) will start showing up at the beginning of the level. Killing one of them was easy but TWO at the same time? SONOFABITCH!! My best advice to NOT getting killed in this battle is to stick with using OLC UT attacks on them. When the chapter begins, make your way to the middle of the area, you will see two Rasetsu's running up the path. Start charging for a level 2 UT and then time it so that it hits the first one when he gets nearby. All it takes is TWO level 2 UT's to kill each of these freaks, but it won't be an easy task. After you kill the first Rasetsu, you have to fight another one while ANOTHER one comes running down the path. Continue to stay evasive while charging for level 1 UT's and shoving it in their faces. The timing for this move is CRITICAL and can be the only thing that will save you from this difficult encounter. SAVE all of your Ninpo attacks for the last batch of Rasetsu's to weaken them and kill them off. WHEW!!! Work your way down the path and search the two dead bodies for goodies. Approach the Save Statue at the other end and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME ++AREA: ACID RIVER 1 --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE AREA OF THREATS As you approach the green acid river, a duo of acid worms and dung beetles will show up to make your day even longer. Ryu can run on the acid but it slowly saps away health. There is a dead body with Incendiary Shurikens, so run up to it and stock up. Fling charged Incendiary Shurikens at the worms while dodging their spackle balls until they are toast. After the first two are dead, two more will show up, so keep flinging Incendiary Shurikens until the room is cleared. Once that's done, approach the large black pillar and examine it to bring it down. Use the Bird Flip to reach the upper cavern. --CRYSTAL SKULL #26 After flipping to the top, you will see two walls. Use a double Wall Run to reach the other end. Turn around and look above the walls you just ran on to see a Crystal Skull perched above. Use another wall run to reach that skull. GRAB IT! ++AREA: ACID RIVER 2 As you approach the next river, a bunch of (incredibly glitchy) worms will spawn on the river. For some reason, the worms will keep popping out in a continuous glitch loop, so charge up for UT's and then just unleash it until all the worms are dead. Once that's done, approach the black pillar on the other end and examine it to reveal the exit. Go to the end of the river and jump down the chasm to find the Save Statue. SAVE GAME ++AREA: MIDDLE OF THE MOUNTAIN As you leave the Save Statue, a large gang of mini-dragons will spawn nearby. If you have arrows, equip it! Jump down to the bottom and go all the way down to the bottom of the stairs. DO NOT FLING ARROWS ON THE STAIRS! Go to the bottom level and start flinging from the ground. If you run out of arrows, move towards the next area with the large step-button. Some Gaja will show up, so slice all of them down. From there, approach the dead body on the next area to stock up on arrows. Kill off the rest of the mini-dragons to clear the area. --CRYSTAL SKULL #27 At the bottom of the stairs is a Crystal Skull sitting in the open. GRAB IT! There is also a chest on the opposite side that contains a LIFE OF THE GODS. Grab that one, too. --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL Wanna know what that large step-button is for? Use a downward strike on it to de-press it and bring down a boney cage. Gajas will spawn, so kill them off to clear them out. Inside the boney cage is a dead body that has the JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. Now continue down the path to encounter some zombies. Slice them down with some Scythe combos and then UT and Obliterate them all. Further down the path, some mini-dragons will spawn. Shoot the mini-dragons down and then approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on lots of items. ++AREA: BRIDGE OF THE FIENDS Work your way down the bridge to encounter some pink Van Gelfs. Cut them down with easy combos and continue up the bridge. Near the Save Statue are a gang of zombies. Eliminate and Obliterate them all to clear the area and to activate the Save Statue and Test Of Valor. SAVE GAME --TEST OF VALOR #8 - EIGHT OF WHITE This test isn't all so bad than it sounds. The battle consists of two enemies: Red Gaja and...GHOST FISH!!! AAHHH!!! Equip the Flails and start swinging nonstop until all of the Fish are completely gone. From there, use UT's on the rest of the Gaja to complete the test. Completing this test garners you NOTHING! Okay, maybe it gives you some goodies, but what the hell will that do for you? A WASTE OF A TEST! ++AREA: OUTER TEMPLE ENTRANCE There is another step-button near the Save Statue. If you activate it, a boney cage with Gaja will appear and the prize you get is NOTHING. Ignore that step-button and continue towards the collapsed pillar and slide down to the bottom. Go around the corner to encounter some zombies. Eliminate them all with hot Scythe combos and Obliterate them all. From there, grab some arrows from the dead body and shoot down the mini-dragons that appear. Further down the path, some Gaja will pop out for some fun. Shove Izunas in their faces and continue up to the temple entrance to trigger a cutscene. --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE BONE RELIEF To open the temple doorway, you'll need a Key Item. Approach the large step-button and activate it to trigger a boss battle... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: THE STINK WRINKLE +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| There's no special strategy or tactics for this battle. Simply fling charged arrows at the dragon until it dies. STUPID SICK DUMB BATTLE! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Grab the BONE RELIEF from the chest and use it on the glowing wall to open up the large temple doorway. ++AREA: THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE STAIRWAY --OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ALL THE BLACK SPIDER NINJAS OH...MY...GAWD. Get ready for the most intense, the most brutal, the most vicious, and the most SLOWEST battle ever! As you ascend the stairs, over 40-50 ninjas will crowd the stairway. Sounds like an easy battle, right? Well, not if the game slows down to a screeching crawl! As more and more ninjas crowd the screen, the game literally slows down and Ryu's movements become difficult to maneuver. With the slow movements happening onscreen, kill off as much ninjas as you can and then use LOTS of OLC UT's on them all. For a wider range of attack, use the Eclipse Scythe or the Kusari-gama to kill off a bunch of the ninjas in succession. But if brutality is what you're looking for, equip the Tonfas (level 3, if possible) and use its UT for lots of honked-up combos. With careful OLC's, it is possible to obtain multiple 200-hit combos in this battle! When the bottom stairway is cleared, continue up the stairs to encounter another large gang of ninjas. Take them all down to clear the stairway of threats. WHEW-WEE!!! Enter the temple and jump down to find a Muramasa's Statue and a Save Statue. DO NOT SAVE YET! --OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE TEMPLE OF THREATS Kick down the large door to encounter pink and green Van Gelfs. Shove some Wind Blades Ninpo in their faces and Obliterate them all! Continue down the path to the bottom room to find two chests with goodies. Open them up and THEN you can SAVE your game. SAVE GAME Stock up at Muramasa's with lots of health items and then when you're ready, approach the door at the bottom of the room to trigger a very disturbingly sensual cutscene......okay, say it with me: VAH-JAI-NAH! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ELIZEBET +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The battle with Elizebet is all a matter of fast evasion and hard combos. These are the moves in her arsenal of attacks: --BUTTERFLY WHIP --BLOOD SWIRL --BUTTERFLY RUSH Her melee combos involve using her long fingernails and her tail. Again, just like with the previous battles with Volf, Alexei, and Zedonius, the fastest way to damage Elizebet is to use aggressive force from up close. You need to bait her into fighting on the ground so that she can fight you one-on-one. Block and evade her attacks and then quickly counter with a hard combo of your own. If done correctly, the combo should stun her and leave her open to another combo. When she uses the Blood Swirl attack, simply use Reverse Wind evasion (do not use jumps) to get through unscathed. If she zooms to the other end of the room, quickly follow her and try to use a Divine Swallow to get her down on the ground. The more that you can bait her into fighting Ryu up close, the better chance you have at defeating her quickly. MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 11: A TEMPERED GRAVESTONE +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ______ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ < < / / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / // / \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_//_/ ++AREA: CASTLE OF THE DRAGON --OBJECTIVE: FIND KUREHA'S ROOM KEY --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE JIZO STATUE HEAD This is a pretty simple objective but, unfortunately, you will have to traverse the mountainside while being ambushed by tons and tons and tons and tons and tons of Spider ninjas. Did I mention there's a bunch of ninjas? By this point of the game, you should be able to handle all these ninjas with some kind of ease, so my advice is to just go crazy as you work your way down the hill. Really, there's nothing for me to tell you other than that. As you FINALLY make it to the village circle (and all the enemies are gone), there is a locked door across from the house where you found the Falcon's Talons. Ryu needs the key to open that door which is located at the Hayabusa Graveyard. Make your way there! Use the Save Statue outside from the headmaster's house to SAVE. SAVE GAME ++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE Work your way past the Central Bridge (and killing ninjas) and towards the open range. Some dogs will appear, so smack them up to clear this entire area of enemies (for now). ++AREA: HAYABUSA GRAVEYARD As you go up the stairs, there is a JIZO STATUE HEAD sitting in the middle of the stairs. Pick it up and continue to the graveyard. Approach Kureha's grave to find the KUREHA'S ROOM KEY item. --OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE RELIC ROOM --ITEM: SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS --NEW WEAPON: WINDMILL SHURIKEN From there, go back to the village circle and use the key at the locked door to enter the RELIC ROOM. Inside the Relic Room are three items: the Windmill Shuriken, a SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS item, and some Essence. Equip the items and go BACK to the open range next to Central Bridge. When you approach the open range, a surprise ambush of ninjas and a couple of Rasetsu's will appear. Take advantage of your Ninpo and use the Wind Blades on all of them to clear the area. Once that's done, now comes the fun part! Go to the storage room building and open the door to find a Muramasa's Statue. Stock up if you need to and then climb the ladder to the top and jump out of the window to the village entrance. ++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE ENTRANCE --OBJECTIVE: GO BACK TO THE NINJA FORTRESS As you jump down, some more ninjas will appear here. Eliminate them all to clear the area. There are some chests in this area, so open them and grab the goodies. --CRYSTAL SKULL #28 Enter the alley near the village entrance and you will see a dead body that has a health item. Near the dead body is a small little enclosure with a Crystal Skull hidden within the corner. Enter that corner and rotate the camera to see the skull. GRAB IT! Remember that Jizo Statue Head you found earlier? Now is the time to use it. Just near the entrance of the village is a trio of statues (one with a missing head). Put the head back on the headless statue to reveal a secret chest with less-than-stellar goodies. Now exit the village and use the Save Statue. SAVE GAME Continue past the bridge and eliminate all the ninjas and Warlocks that appear. At the end of the path is a little patch of water. Jump into the water and dive in. Swim to the other side and then climb out to a grassy field. --CRYSTAL SKULL #29 Just as you emerge out of the water, you will see a little shack on the grass. Kill the ninjas that appear first and then slice open the shack to find the Crystal Skull sitting inside. GRAB IT! ++AREA: OUTER NINJA FORTRESS Work your way through the grassy field while eliminating ninjas that are in the way. It's a LONG battle with ninjas, so keep going until you FINALLY reach the Ninja Fortress. ++AREA: NINJA FORTRESS --OBJECTIVE: EXIT THE FORTRESS AND FIND THE ZIPLINE Welcome back to the Ninja Fortress! This is the place where Ryu fought Murai in the first game, so it kinda brings back memories...of frustration! As you enter the fortress, be prepared to face off against lots of ninjas in every room you enter. As you approach the Save Statue, more ninjas jump out. Eliminate them all to activate the statue and the Test Of Valor. SAVE GAME --TEST OF VALOR #9 - NINE OF VIOLET This is the last Test Of Valor of the game and it's pretty lame and cheap at the same time. The enemies in this test consist of Incendiary Dogs and Red Spider Ninjas. Basically, your enemies all wield Incendiary Shurikens! Try to slice down as many of the pooches as possible and then shove UT's on everyone using On-Land Charges. If the battle starts becoming cheap (when Ryu starts exploding in every direction), unleash all of your Wind Blades Ninpo to clear out the remaining dogs and ninjas. Eliminate the ninjas with Izuna Drops! Completing this test garners you a LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS. Work your way out of the fortress and you will find a zipline that leads across the mountain. DO NOT TAKE THE ZIPLINE YET! ++AREA: VALLEY OF SHADOWS Across the fortress entrance is an underground cave entrance. Do you see it? Jump down and follow the path going down to the bottom of the mountain. Eliminate all the enemies that appear to clear the area. --ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #30 As you make it to the bottom of the Valley Of Shadows, you will see an open doorway. Enter through to find the last Crystal Skull of the game! Okay, NOW you can take the zipline to the other side. Go back to the fortress entrance and cross the zipline to the other side. SAVE GAME ++AREA: GRASSY FIELDS This next part of the level is quite lengthy (but pretty straightforward) and Ryu will be bombarded with lots of ninja enemies at every corner. LOTS. As in a whole bunch. As in many and plentiful. You will need to put your UT skills to the test as Ryu will need it in order to survive the onslaught of non-stop enemies. Did I mention that there were a lot of ninjas? Halfway through the field, there will be a couple of hard-to-see enemies that are on the ground? Why? It's because they are limbless and are ready to grab and explode your ass. Be ready with the Obliteration! Continue to work your way up the grassy fields and killing ninjas until a cutscene FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY occurs with Muramasa. AAAHHH!!! GODDAMN IT ALL TO HELL! After the Yoda-esque cutscene with Muramasa, Ryu can FINALLY approach the Save Statue to SAVE. SAVE GAME ++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE PEAK OF MOUNT FUJI The next part of the level is just as straightforward as the last. Work your way up the mountain and eliminate ninja after ninja after ninja. As you reach the top, you will find a Muramasa Statue. Stock up on the good stuff and continue the objective. To the right side of Muramasa's Statue is a path that leads to a dead body. Approach and grab the goodie. Now would be a good time to go BACK to the Save Statue and SAVE because once you slide down to the next area, there's NO going back! DO IT NOW!!!! If you're ready, slide down the hill to the next area. ++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - BARREN WASTELAND As you enter the barren wasteland, ninjas and some dogs will appear. Use the Wind Blades on the dogs and make some minced meat of the baddies to clear the barren wasteland. There are a couple of dead bodies and chests in the area if you need some goodies. When that's done, exit the area. ++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - NINJA GRAVEYARD When you enter the mass graveyard site, some more ninjas will appear. Use lots of UT's to the face and finish them all off with style. Really, by this point, it's just a total crapshoot. --ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS When the area is cleared of threats, there are a couple of dead bodies with goodies. One of the dead bodies will contain the last Life OTG, so grab it and equip it! Unfortunately, there is NO Save Statue before going up to face off against Genshin. If you didn't make a much needed SAVE before sliding down the mountain, then good luck to you! If you're ready and pumped, take the entrance passage to the peak of Mount Fuji to trigger the boss battle with Genshin. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: GENSHIN - PART THREE +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Genshin is still the same boss with same moves and the same attacks. The only exception is that he now has a killer Obliteration move that can almost kill you instantly if you don't defend properly. Remember, use lots of defense, be evasive, and only use short combos after he misses an attack or when you evade a move. With smart tactics and quick strategy, you can defeat Genshin in less than a minute with ANY weapon. Defeat Genshin to complete the mission. Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Genshin with the Scythe: http://www.dailymotion.com/VampireHorde/video/x5tb9d_ng2-ch11- genshin_videogames MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 12: QUICKENING DEVASTATION +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ ______ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ < /_ | / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / / __/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_/____/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ++AREA: BASE OF MOUNT FUJI --OBJECTIVE: APPROACH THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAIN Approach the Muramasa Statue nearby and stock up on lots of Health items. You'll definitely need it for the next boss battle. When you're primed and pumped, go up the path to encounter a small number of green Van Gelf enemies. Defeating the Van Gelf enemies is a breeze but be aware that there are fireballs being thrown off-screen which you need to evade. Once you've eliminated the enemies, continue up the hill to find the Save Statue. SAVE GAME If you still need to stock up at Muramasa's, DO IT NOW! If not, enter the large lava arena to face off against a familiar boss. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: TEXAS ARMADILLOS X2 +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The strategy for fighting the Armadillos is the same...with the exception that there are TWO of them walking around the arena! As intimidating as that sounds, it's really not all that tough. Just move in on one Armadillo and begin smacking its face with some fabulous Scythe or True Dragon Sword combos to its face to quickly reduce its health. The TDS is very effective in that each attack can strip away nearly 10% for each slash. COOL. When the Armadillos begin to roll around like a bunch of whiny babies, don't forget use lots of Reverse Wind (don't use jumps) to evade the rolling balls. THAT'S IT. It might take a couple of tries to get this one down because the action onscreen is super hectic and you can easily lose track of what you are doing. Defeat both of these overgrown blowhards to continue the mission and remember to press and hold the BLOCK BUTTON or else!!!!!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- When the double Armadillo battle is done, go back to the Save Statue and SAVE your game so that you don't have to do this annoying battle again. On the other side of the lava arena is a hard-to-see pathway. Take the pathway down to encounter some more Van Gelf enemies. Eliminate them with some easy True Dragon Sword combos to clear the area. But before you continue down the path, open the nearby chest for a goodie. Now continue down the path and slide down to the lower area. ++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - LOWER BASE Continue past the pathway and you will encounter some mutated Incendiary Dogs. These bitches are much more aggressive and killing them takes a little bit of effort. Use the Wind Blades Ninpo on them and then use the Essence on the other Van Gelf enemies that show up. Eliminate the Van Gelf enemies to clear the area near the Save Statue. SAVE GAME As you go up the hill, a couple of Van Gelf and a brand new enemy show up to make your day even worse. --NEW ENEMY: SWEDISH MEATBALL PUDDING PIE These red mini-dragons first appeared in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (as a boss) and are just as every bit annoying to kill. All it takes is a few hard combos to kill them but since they can break your combo, it won't be easy. If worse comes to worse, activate some Ninpo to clear them out. Eliminate the annoying mini-dragons and the Van Gelfs to clear the area of enemies. From here, go back to the Save Statue and SAVE your game. If you have little to no Health items, then you are shit outta luck because the next area will be a boss battle. If you're primed and ready, go up the hill and jump down to the lava arena below. ++ARENA: FIRE WATER ARENA The lava on the arena is very liquidy, which means Ryu can run on it. As you jump down to the arena, you'll notice a couple of enemies: GHOST FISH!!! Equip the Flails or the Kusari-gama and take them all out. When the area is clear of fish, there are a couple of dead bodies to grab some goodies from. DO NOT grab the arrows from the dead body in the center of the arena just yet! Instead, grab the other goodies from the other bodies and THEN grab the arrows. This triggers the battle with another familiar boss. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ZEDONIUS - PART TWO +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Zedonius still uses the same attacks and same combos from the previous battle with him. So I guess that doesn't make this battle any less difficult, right? The only thing you need to watch out for is that Zed's attacks can throw Ryu into the lava water. If that happens, Ryu loses a large chunk of health as he tries to swim back to the top. You don't really need to fight off the Gaja as long as you can keep Zed on the ground and fighting him up close. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle with Zed is done, DO NOT CROSS THE LAVA WATER YET! While the exit path is just across from Ryu, running towards it will equal DEATH! That's right, there are some VERY well-hidden and hard-to- see Exploding Jelly Fish blocking the path and if you try to run towards the exit, expect to die and do the Zed battle ALL OVER AGAIN. Since there is a dead body with arrows nearby, grab some arrows and start flinging them blindly into the lava water. After killing about 10-12 of the suckers, run towards the exit BUT BE CAUTIOUS! There will still be a couple of exploders, so run in a zigzag pattern. WHEW! Now that we've got that over with, approach the Save Statue to replenish all health. There is a chest with Red Essence, so open it up and take the goodies. SAVE GAME Exit the cavern to find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on items and then go back and save your game just in case. ++AREA: FOREST OF SHADOWS As you enter this foggy area, you will encounter a brand new enemy: --NEW ENEMY: BLACK WIDOWS These robotic spider ladies have some annoying laser attacks and some nasty slicing combos. All it takes is a couple of hard combos to the face to kill them off. Utilize the OLC and then smack a hard combo to weaken them. From there, use the leftover Essence for a UT. Unfortunately, a UT doesn't kill them so keep slashing until they explode into a million pieces. Eliminate all the spider-women that appear to clear the mid-forest area. There's a trick you can do here: as you approach the other side of the forest, more Black Widow girls will show up. If you do NOT want to fight them, then dash on back to the other side of the forest and go to the Save Statue to SAVE your game. When you go back to fight off the spider-women, they magically disappear! HAH! From there, continue out of the forest and go down the empty pathway to ANOTHER boss battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: VOLF - PART TWO +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| A new enemy is introduced in this battle: --NEW ENEMY: CENTAUR These enemies are very similar to the Samurai Horsemen from the first game. Most of their attacks involve running around and attacking you while you have to catch up to them. The main tactic to killing them is to let them approach YOU. When you block their spear attack, you can counter with a hard combo as they turn around. Fortunately, you can ignore all the Centaurs during this battle and simply focus on Volf. Evade all his Scythe attacks and stay close to him. When he misses his attacks, quickly dash in and use some hard combos to reduce his health and then quickly evade. THAT'S IT. If the Centaurs are blocking the view, activate the Wind Blades to clear them out and continue focusing on up-close combat on Volf. Keep using hard combos while evading and he should fall very quickly. Defeat Volf to complete the mission. MISSION COMPLETE! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 13: THE UNDERWORLD ABYSS +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ _______ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ < /_ / / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / //_ < \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_/____/ Grab the HEART OF BESTIAL STORM from Volf's dead body and exit the arena. Approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on lots of health items because the next couple of battles will be a doozy! ++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #1 Enter the doorway to encounter some spider-women. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. ++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #2 More spider-women will jump down for an ambush. Use the Wind Blades tactic to weaken them and then use Obliterations for some bloody hilariousness. Open the next doorway when the coast is clear to the next antechamber. ++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #3 WHOA-OH! Chainsaw Zombies will appear in the next antechamber, so start charging of UT's and slice them down. Obliterate them all to clear the area. From there, open the NEXT doorway to encounter some... ++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #4 VAN GELFS! You should already know how to handle these freaks, so DO IT already! When you've cleared out this antechamber, enter the next doorway and get ready for ANOTHER ambush. ++AREA: THE HEART CHAMBER --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SAVE STATUE As you enter this area, a whole group of Centaurs will emerge. Instead of chasing them around trying to damage them, stick to the walls and let them come to you. Block their spear attacks and then counter with a hard combo on their horse asses. A few hard combos will kill them and then you can use the leftover Essence for an On-Land Charge UT. Eliminate them using smart tactics to clear the room. From there, make a right turn and enter the doorway. As you enter the small room, a couple of Skull Spiders will emerge. Eliminate them all with UT's and the Save Statue in the room will light up. Approach it and SAVE your game! SAVE GAME Notice that there are THREE chests in the room. Two of them contain goodies and the other contains a less-than-welcome surprise: GHOST FISH!!!! AAAHHH!!!! Open the chests for the goodies and then open the chest with the Ghost Fish and kill them with the Flails. After all that hilarity, exit the room and enter the doorway on the opposite side of the Heart Chamber. ++AREA: WEB CHAMBER #1 As you enter this area, you will see a whole lot of webbed pouches. Each web either contains a bunch of zombie ninjas or a zombie Rasetsu. Attack each pouch one-by-one and then eliminate the ninjas that appear by using a lot of Izuna Drops for instant kills. Avoid trying to be flashy and just quickly kill them all with the Izuna Drop and then move to the next pouch. When fighting Rasetsu, use the On-Land Charge as much as possible within the small space to defeat him. Defeat the two Rasetsu's and then clear out the ninjas to clear the first room. From here, go BACK to the Save Statue and SAVE your game! You don't want to do this all over again! When you're ready, go back to the Web Chamber and slide down the chamber to the next area. ++AREA: WEB CHAMBER #2 There will be some more web pouches which mean more zombie ninjas and Rasetsu. Clear out all the ninjas and then kill the remaining Rasetsu to clear the entire area. Now go to the end of the chamber to find a Save Statue and a dead body with arrows. SAVE GAME ++AREA: LIGHTNING SPIRAL From here, enter the next massive chamber. A couple of mini-dragons will spawn, so start flinging some arrows at them to kill them all. There is a duo of chests and a dead body on the rocky spiral. Grab the goodies from the chests and dead body and then kill off the remaining mini-dragons to completely clear this level of enemies! Before you decide to jump down the spiral, go back to the Save Statue one more time and SAVE your game! When you're pumped and primed, go back to the spiral and jump down to face off against Alexei. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ALEXEI - PART TWO +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Alexei is still the same boss as before. His attacks are STILL cheap and STILL unblockable. The only way to defeat him properly is to do it quickly! Use the Divine Swallow to get up close to him and then let him attack with his melee combos. Block and evade his combos and then QUICKLY counter with a hard combo of your own. With the True Dragon Sword, one hard combo can shave off about 15% of his health, which is a LOT. When he uses the whirlwind, simply use the Reverse Wind to get through and then attack him just as he recovers from the attack. It's cheap and it works! Defeat this big fembot to complete the mission. _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CHAPTER 14: POISONED BLOOD +++ _______ _____ ___ _____________ _______ / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_ __/ __/ _ \ < / / / / /__/ _ / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / /_ _/ \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/ /_/ /___/_/|_| /_/ /_/ Take the HEART OF AZURE LIGHTNING item from the floor. There's nothing to do in the arena, so exit out and use the doorway on the other side to enter a new area. ++AREA: FIEND CHAMBER A handful of spider-women will appear here for an ambush so be ready with some Wind Blades Ninpo. Jump in the middle of the pack and unleash a Wind Blades Ninpo to weaken them. From there, carefully approach each one while evading the others and Obliterate them all. EASY. Exit using the other doorway to find a Muramasa's Statue. You should still have enough credit-scratch-paper to buy some health items, so stock up! When you're ready and primed for action, exit to the next doorway to a new area. ++AREA: RIVER OF BLOOD - FIRST AREA When you enter this area, a large gang of Centaurs will appear for an ambush. As tempting as it looks to chase them around, AVOID all that nonsense and stay near the doorway (on either side). Wait for the Centaurs to approach you and block their attack. When they turn around, smack them in the back with a hard combo to stun them. When they get stunned, they stop for a second. Continue to slash away as they get stunned and they will fall after 2-3 combos. From there, use the leftover Essence for On-Land Charge UT's to their faces. With quick reflexes, this battle shouldn't take more than a minute to complete. Eliminate the Centaurs to clear the area and then take the opposite doorway to find a much needed Save Statue. SAVE GAME If you need to go back to Muramasa's Statue for a quick refill, do it now! When you're ready, open the next doorway past the Save Statue. ++AREA: RIVER OF BLOOD - SECOND AREA While this river looks empty, it won't be after you get in the water. Use the Water Run to cross the river and some big red fish will appear. If you're daring, you can try to cross the river while trying to dodge all the big fish OR you can get into the water and start shooting at them with the Gatling Gun. There are about 10-12 of these big fish bastards and killing them all would be a better option than trying to escape them. Eliminate all the fish to completely clear this part of the level of enemies. Approach the stairway on the other side and go to the left and right side of the large doorway to find some goodies. After you grab the goodies, it would be a wise idea to go back to the Muramasa Statue one more time to stock up and then use the Save Statue so that you don't have to fight those fish again, just in case. When you're ready and pumped, enter the large doorway to encounter Genshin for the final time. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: GENSHIN - PART FOUR +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The battle with Genshin isn't so different from the last three encounters, but he is a bit more agile than before. In his demon form, Genshin can easily evade your attacks and can also counter you in mid- combo. Most of his newer attacks are flame-based but are easy to evade. As usual, evade his hard combos and BLOCK his attacks! Stay evasive and then attack him with a hard combo. Evade after the combo and continue again. The battle will be cheap but it won't last too long if you know how to get him on his knees. Once you defeat Genshin, Ryu will receive a brand new weapon: the BLADE OF THE ARCHFIEND. He will then combine it with the True Dragon Sword for a new version of the dual Katanas (which, unfortunately, replaces the other dual Katanas). Don't get too cozy because there is another boss battle that will take place immediately after this! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: ELIZEBET - PART TWO +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| The battle with Elizebet is still the same battle from before. The only thing is that she has a little more endurance, so you'll need to bust out more combos on her to defeat her. Stay close to her and bait her into fighting you one-on-one. Block and evade her annoying combos and then counter with some Blade of the Archfiend combos to finish her off. ++ELIZEBET GLITCH NOTE: There is a glitch that might happen when fighting Elizebet! Be aware that if Elizebet starts her Blood Swirl attack and catches Ryu with it, the game comes to a screeching halt! What happens is that Ryu ends up getting caught by the attack and then Elizebet disappears off-screen, leaving Ryu stuck. If that happens, then you're pretty much screwed. You'll need to reload the level and then fight Genshin again. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ++AREA: BLOOD CHAPEL After the battle with Elizebet, take the HEART OF CRIMSON BLOOD item from the floor. Use the portal to the next area. ++AREA: GATEWAY OF JUDGEMENT Open the chest behind Ryu for a goodie and then stock up at the Muramasa Statue. Now approach the Save Statue and SAVE your game. SAVE GAME There's no turning back once you go through the door, so take some time to reflect on your past efforts. When you're super pumped to go, enter the large black doorway. Your time of judgment is at hand! As you enter the pathway, you'll encounter some Van Gelf floozies. Eliminate them all with your new weapon for faster results and then approach the door at the end to trigger a tough boss battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- +++ BOSS BATTLE: DAGRA DAI +++ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| Unlike Genshin or the other four flimsy Greater Fiends, Dagra Dai is pretty tough for a second-to-last boss. While he doesn't have cheap moves like Alexei, his attacks are almost unblockable and difficult to evade. These are his attacks: --DOKU STAB --TENTACLE GRAB --TENTACLE WHIP --ELECTRIC BLAST Either equip the Scythe or the Blade of the Archfiend and use it against the Van Gelf enemies that he summons to kill them. TO BE CONTINUED... ++AREA: ARCHFIEND SPIRAL When the battle with Dagra Dai is done, run across the water and open the chest for some goodies. Now take the spiral to the top for the final boss battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ _____ _____ _ ___ | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_ _|_ _| | | __| | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| | | | | |__| _| |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_| |_| |____|___| +++ BOSS BATTLE: ARCHFIEND - PART ONE +++ The battle with the Archfiend's first form is a three-part affair. These are the attacks it uses: --FIST SLAM --DOUBLE FIST SLAM --PILE OF SICK --GHOST PUKE --ARCHFIEND BEAM The only way to damage this boss is to use the Fiend's Bane Bow. Use a level 2 charged shot to its head to knock it back. When it gets knocked back, it releases a pile of its own sick on you, so QUICKLY dodge 2-3 times and then QUICKLY charge up another level 2 shot at it to reduce its health. You need to be super duper quick with your Bow shots, so that each shot knocks it back in succession and you won't need to worry about its other attacks. When its health is reduced to 60%, the boss stops attacking and climbs higher up the spire. Work your way up the spire by using the Bird Flip to the next floor. On the second encounter, the boss uses a ground sweep attack, so be prepared to evade! Use the same strategy on the second encounter to reduce its health to 40%. From there, the boss will climb up again. Jump and flip to the third encounter and JUST KICK HIS ASS ALREADY. +++ BOSS BATTLE: ARCHFIEND - PART TWO +++ FOOLPROOF STRATEGY COMING SOON! _) _) | | ` \ |(_-<(_-< | _ \ \ _| _ \ ` \ _ \ | -_) _| -_) _|_|_|_|___/___/_|\___/_| _| \__|\___/_|_|_| .__/_|\___|\__|\___| _| YEE-HAW!!!! Mon Congrats, you just completed one of the toughest games to ever grace your Xbox 360 console (aside from Katamari Damacy). Now replay the game with all of your upgraded weapons or try the next highest difficulty! I DARE YOU to try Path of Master Ninja! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ THE SNOGGY SNORKEL - THE SECRETS & UNLOCKABLES +++ ________ ______ ________________ ______________ /_ __/ // / __/ / __/ __/ ___/ _ \/ __/_ __/ __/ / / / _ / _/ _\ \/ _// /__/ , _/ _/ / / _\ \ /_/ /_//_/___/ /___/___/\___/_/|_/___/ /_/ /___/ --NEW GAME PLUS When you complete the game, you can start another playthrough with all of your weapons, Ninpo, and money intact. To do this, you MUST use a COMPLETED save from the end of Chapter 14. You cannot use a NEW GAME PLUS from a New Game. --PATH OF THE MENTOR --PATH OF THE MASTER NINJA Complete Way Of The Warrior difficulty to unlock Mentor. Complete Mentor difficulty to unlock Master Ninja. --THE TYPE 20 COSTUME --THE RED BLOOD COSTUME If you complete Way Of The Warrior, Ryu will unlock TWO new costumes to use anytime he wants. --NINJA GAIDEN 2 GAMERPICS Find all 30 Crystal Skulls to unlock some cool Gamerpics. --EXTRA OPTIONS Complete the game to unlock TWO new options in the OPTIONS Menu: SOUND TEST and CLASSIC FILTER. ++ACHIEVEMENT POINTS NOTE: If you've completed the Way Of The Warrior difficulty first instead of Way Of The Acolyte, you will be rewarded another 100 points for it. That's 200 points total for not being a pansy! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ CRYSTAL SKULL LOCATIONS +++ __| _ \ \ / __|__ __| \ | __| | / | | | | __| ( /\ /\__ \ | _ \ | \__ \ . < | | | | \__ \ \___|_|_\ _| ____/ _|_/ _\____| ____/_|\_\\__/ ____|____|____/ There are THIRTY of the Crystal Skulls to collect throughout the game up to Chapter 11. If you do not have 30 skulls by Chapter 12, then you'll need t go back and do some exploring. For the complete info on the skull whereabouts, refer to the walkthrough above. Some skulls are literally right in front of you and some are hidden in the most obscure places. This list will help you find them all! Let's get this par-tee started, DUDE BRO! #1 - CHAPTER 1 Adjacent rooftop from where you find the ART OF THE INFERNO scroll. #2 - CHAPTER 1 It's on the balcony where you encountered the archers for the first time. Stand in front of the cherry blossom tree and use a Bird Flip to reach a small ledge. Approach the balcony with the archers to find the skull sitting next to them. #3 - CHAPTER 2 Bottom of the river where you used the Water Run. #4 - CHAPTER 2 Sitting on a shelf in between the rooms where you find the ULTRAMARINE and VERMILION JEWELS. #5 - CHAPTER 3 On the top of the stairs in the area where you find the ART OF THE WIND BLADES scroll. #6 - CHAPTER 3 Across the dead body with the TECHNIQUE OF SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS scroll. Use a double Wall Run to reach it. #7 - CHAPTER 4 It is located on a metal ledge in a back alley after exiting the subway. Use a Wall Run from the left side of the wall to reach the metal ledge. #8 - CHAPTER 4 It's on the ledge just near the ladder going towards the upper bridge. You can't miss this one! #9 - CHAPTER 4 It's located on the first floor of the Statue of Liberty stairway (with the broken elevator). It is on a metal beam just across the Save Statue. Use a Wall Run to reach the metal beams. #10 - CHAPTER 5 It's located on a gondola across the river from where you found the Kusari-gama. Take the stairs going to the river and run across the water to the gondola at the other end. #11 - CHAPTER 5 It's sitting on the table at the restaurant area after the first Save Statue. You can't miss it! #12 - CHAPTER 5 After encountering the exploding jelly fish, there is a gondola sitting nearby a water alley. The water alley is guarded by more jelly fish. Eliminate all the jelly fish and then swim past the alley to find the skull under the water. #13 - CHAPTER 6 The skull is under some wreckage right across from Muramasa's Statue at the beginning of the chapter. Rotate the camera to see it. Go around the wreckage and jump down to get it. #14 - CHAPTER 6 After exiting the caverns to the castle, there is a guillotine across from the Save Statue. Attack the guillotine to reveal the skull. #15 - CHAPTER 6 This skull is found inside the castle library. Attack the shelf on the upper left to reveal the skull. #16 - CHAPTER 7 This one is next to the control panel of the Daedalus cockpit. You can't miss it! #17 - CHAPTER 7 This skull is located outside of the room where you found the Tonfas. It's under some fallen wreckage. #18 - CHAPTER 8 The skull is in the corner of the alley where you encounter the hard- to-see landmines. #19 - CHAPTER 8 After finding the Bell Key and opening the door, the skull is sitting next to some candles as you go down the stairway. #20 - CHAPTER 8 This one is sitting across the bar inside the train. #21 - CHAPTER 8 This one is on one of the large clock gears just before the Zedonius battle. You can't miss it! #22 - CHAPTER 9 This one is found in the river stronghold where you encounter many ballistics soldiers. It's tied to a piece of rope on the watchtower to the right side of the stronghold. #23 - CHAPTER 9 This skull is found near the Save Statue before fighting the worm. Use the zipline and swing to the hard-to-see branches to find the skull next to a hidden Muramasa's Statue. #24 - CHAPTER 9 After the worm boss battle, you'll emerge to a body of water with acid worms that pop out. On the other side of the water is a Crystal Skull sitting in the corner. #25 - CHAPTER 9 After the cutscene with the floating dead ninja bodies, dive into the river and look for the dead body holding the skull. #26 - CHAPTER 10 After defeating the first batch of acid worms, there will be a pair walls to use the Wall Run to get to the next acid river. The skull is on top of the walls. Use a Wall Run to reach it. #27 - CHAPTER 10 As you approach the stairway, you will encounter a large gang of mini- dragons. Go all the way down the stairs and go around the corner of the stairs to see the skull sitting in the ground. #28 - CHAPTER 11 This skull is in the alleyway at the Hayabusa Village entrance. Enter the alley to find a dead body and there will be a enclosure next to it. Enter the enclosure and rotate the camera to see the well-hidden skull. #29 - CHAPTER 11 After emerging out of the water to the grassy field, there is a little wooden shack. Use a UT to blast it open and reveal the skull. #30 - CHAPTER 11 The skull is in a small enclosure in the Valley Shadows at the bottom of the Ninja Fortress. This is the same area where Ryu found his first Ninpo scroll in the first Ninja Gaiden game. ALRIGHT, THAT'S IT! You just found all 30 Crystal Skulls, now enjoy that special unlockable! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION +++ Hey, there's a couple of websites that I'd like you to visit. Some have Ninja Gaiden-related stuff...and some don't. But give them a click and I guarantee you might like what you see. 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'Nuff said. http://www.jessica-alba.com http://www.karolinakurkova.net/gallery http://blogs.ign.com/VampireHorde And you can also find me at the Bellazon.com boards making supermodel picture megaposts for ladies that I guarantee look better than anyone you'll ever meet in your lifetime. ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= +++ LESS NUT, MORE MOUTH - BIG THANKS +++ ___ _________ ________ _____ _ ____ ______ / _ )/ _/ ___/ /_ __/ // / _ | / |/ / //_/ __/ / _ |/ // (_ / / / / _ / __ |/ / ,< _\ \ /____/___/\___/ /_/ /_//_/_/ |_/_/|_/_/|_/___/ Big thanks to the following people: --The Victoria's Secret Angels - One word: BREATHLESS --Ralph Garman & Psycho Mike & Rodney On The Roq --The Men's Organization For Elevated Masturbatory Practices --All the original elite Ninja Gaiden veterans since 2004 And lastly, congratulations to David Cook on winning American Idol '08! ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= ======================================================================= This FAQ is only for use on GameFAQS. You may not copy, reproduce, or link to this FAQ without permission. If you want to use this FAQ on your website or publication, please e-mail me at vampirehorde@jessica- alba.com. I have no problems with anyone who asks. JUNE 2008.