Bushido Blade 2 faq v1.1 By John Cavallaro - Deathpoet1@erols.com This is the the first faq I've ever written.To veiw this at it's best word wrap and maximize the window. What's New: Fixed some minor mistakes Fixed secrets section Added support characters and stances to Character moves and more Added better explanation to defense Added throw section Added more moves Added strategies section Added weapon attributes to weapon moves Contents 1. Menu 2. Story mode 3. General moves 4. Weapon moves 5. Characters 6. Character Moves and more 7. Defense 8. Throws 9. Injuries 10. Strategies 11. Secrets 12. Comments and credits ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.Menu ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.Story Mode 2.Fight all the characters you have gotten 3.Practice a.against a ninja were you control his stance b.against a computer controlled regular character 4.2 player v.s 5.Tournament mode 6.Link mode 7.Chambara mode(To get Chambara mode you have to get all the support characters from story mode) 8.option a.Color b.Difficulty c.Music d.Memory Card 1.Load 2.Save 3.Exit e.Key Configuration d.Exit options pause menu 1.continue 2.restart from character select screen 3.quit to main menu note: some modes let you select first person mode or regular camera mode select it by highlighting either the left or right box besides the mode. The box with two people shown is regular camera the box with on person shown is first per son mode. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Story Mode ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- In story mode You have to pick a character from either the Meikyo school(left side) or the Shainto(right side). Once you pick from one of the characters you'll have to fight through several stages of ninjas and characters from the other school. Along the way you be able too play as other characters. If you get through their levels without them dying you can select them from the character menu in any game mode even story mode. At the end of each Story you'll have to fight the head boss from your opposing school. See strategies for help on the bosses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3.General moves ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- B=back T=towards D=down U=up Throw B+x (close to opponent) Escape throw tap the o button normal hit o reverse hit x block normal hit x block reverse hit o Back up quick B,B Move forward quickly T,T Duck R2 Jump R1 & R2 Jump then attack R1 & R2,o or x Throw weapon R2 & o Throw dirt or water R2 & x Pick up weapon (even enemies) R2 Jump on downed enemy R1 Climb R1 Climb and hit low R1,x Climb and hit mid R1,o Move down quickly tap D,D Move up quickly tap U,U Run L1 Change Stance Square Surrender Select While on ground -roll up U -roll down D -get up forward T -get up forward attack T+x or T+o -get up backing up B -get up backing up attack B+x or B+o ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4.Weapon moves ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: Some characters have different stances than others KEY B=back T=towards D=down U=up overhead is an attack that comes down from above upper is an attack that comes from below and goes up head is an attack that hits at head level leg is an attack that hits the feet body is an attack that hits the body o,x means press o then release it and press x R2+T means press bothe R2 and toward at the same time These are the weapons from left to right: 1.Naginata (only usable by Meikyo School)--------------------------------- range: long speed: slow power: medium Front Stance (holding weapon in front of you) Two leg slash x,x Dodging body slash U or D+x 4 front stabs o,o,o,T+o 3 front satbs move forward fake o,o,o,T spin stab T,T+o overhead slash T+o Leg slash, overhead T,T+x,o Million spin slash rush x,T+o,x High stance (Weapon overhead) 2 body spin x,o,x overhead and two front stabs o,o,T+o overhead and spin fake o,o,T overhead spin overhead o,T+o stomach stab T,T+o 3 spin slashes T,T+x low slash T+x powerful overhead T+o dodging leg slash U or D+x Behind stance (weapon behind you) 2 body slashes back up slash x,x,B+x 2 body back up fake x,x,B Dodging body slash U or D+x 2 body move forward slash x,x,T+x 2 body move forward fake x,x,T body, overhead x,o body hit, leg slash o,x body hit, overhead o,o body bang T+o leg slash T+x While Running Lunge stab x overhead o Any stance Million spins over head R2+T,x Stab and pull up R2+T,o 2.Broad sword---------------------------------------------------------------- range: long speed: slow power: strong High stance (sword overhead) body, overhead x,o over, over, lunge o,o,T+o two overhead, then homerun o,o,x overhead, upper slash, overhead o,x,o spin slash T+x fast overhead T+x Front stance (sword in front) two head, stab x,x,T+o two head spin fake x,x,T overhead, upper, head o,x,x over, upper, over o,x,o lunging stab T+o leg slash T+x Sword behind (sword behind) 2 body, overhead x,x,o fast overhead T+o 2 body spin body slash x,x,T+x 2 body spin spin fake x,x,T over,upper,over o,x,o While running lunge stab x leg slash lunge o Any stance stomach stab R2+T,o leg slash combo R2+T,x,o 3.katana--------------------------------------------------------------------- range: medium speed: medium power: medium High stance 2 body shots overhead slash x,x,o over, upper, lower slash o,x,x lunging body slash T+x lunging overhead T+o lunging head tap T,T+o lunging opposite body slash T,T+x Front stance (sword in front) 3 mid slashes x,x,x over,body,over o,x,o lunging stab T,T+o lunging leg stab T,T+x hit away slash T+x lunging head tap T+o Side stance (sword by side) two lower, over x,x,o lower, two over x,o,o lower, over, lower x,o,x fast overhead o down the middle over hand T+o fast lower T+x lunge lower T,T+x sheath stance (Sword sheathed) quick body x quick over o leg lunge slash, change stance T+x upper slash, change stance T+o lunging upper T,T+o lunging stab T,T+x ducking leg slash B+x *Spin slash press toward sheath+x *Upper slashes press away sheath+x *Pressing toward or away from sheath can be either up or down depending on your position. Note: Running attacks in this stance take longer because the weapon has to be sheathed. Two Sword Stance two body lunges, over x,x,o upper, lower, lunge stab o,x,x body lunge, 2 uppers x,o,x stab lunge, upper, stab lunge x,o,o While running lunge stab x overhead o Any stance Duck, lunge stab R2+T,o Leg slash combo R2+T,x,o 4.Nodachi-------------------------------------------------------------------- range: long speed: medium power: medium High Stance over, body, over o,o,x body, over x,o over, body, over o,x,o 2 over, head lunge o,o,B+o overhead T+o spin slash T+x Front stance (sword in front) 2 head, spin lunge x,x,T+o 2 head, spin fake x,x,T over, upper, slash o,x,x over, upper, over o,x,o head, upper x,o leg slash T+x lunge stab T+o Behind stance (Sword behind) upper, under, leg lunge x,o,B+x upper, under, back up x,o,B upper, lower, jumping upper x,o,T+x powerful upper o jumping upper T+x lunging overhead T+o While running lunge stab x overhead o Any stance leg slash combo R2+T,x,o lunge stab R2+T,o 5.Long Sword----------------------------------------------------------------- range: short speed: fast power: weak High stance 2 body, over x,x,o body, stab, over x,o,o over, upper, over o,x,T+o over, upper,fake o,x,T over, upper, twisting over o,x,B+o over, upper, twisting fake o,x,B lunge to body T+x overhead T+o opposite lunge to body T,T+x lunging head tap T,T+o Shoulder stance (Sword by shoulders) 2 uppers, over x,x,T+o 2 uppers, fake x,x,T 2 uppers, lunging over x,x,B+o 2 uppers, back up fake x,x,B overhead o lunging upper T+x lunging over T+o Side stance (Sword by side) head, upper, head x,x,x over, upper, lunge o,x,T+o head tap T+o slash away T+x lunge stab T,T+o leg slash T,T+x While running lunge stab x overhead o Any stance leg slash combo R2+T,x,o lunge stab R2+T,o 6.Yari {Only usable by Shainto School)--------------------------------------- High stance body, legs, overhead x,x,o 2 head slashes, leg poke, head o,o,T+o,o 2 head, body o,o,B+o body, legs, body o,x,o head poke T+o 2 swings T+x 3 swings T,T+x million pokes T,T+o Mid stance (stick pointing straight out) 2 body, head o,o,T+o 2 body, fake o,o,T 2 body, feet, swing o,o,B+o 2 body, back up fake o,o,B 3 body slashes o,o,x head, body, head x,o,o 3 swings T,T+x Lunge stab T,T+o Low stance (stick pointing towards ground) pokin around T,T+o 2 body, head o,o,B+o 2 body, head(further) o,o,T+o swing, 2 overhead x,o,o 2 legs, body o,x,o leg, body, head o,o,x head, upper slash T,T+o million spinning slashes x,x,T+x 2 spins and a fake x,x,T+o While running lunge stab x angled lunge stab o Any stance Swing above head R2+T,x lunge stab and pull up R2+T,o ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5.Characters ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is exactly how the characters appear in the character select screen: Meikyo Characters (left side) Kannuki Matsumushi Mikado Suminagashi Tatsumi Night Stalker Utsusuemi Sazanka Hotarubi machine gun Girl (only in vs mode) Press of the screen to the left to select the weird Meikyo character (only in vs mode) Shainto Characters (right side) Gengoro Utamaru Kaun Hongou Jou Tony Umeda Chihiro Highwayman Isohachi Katze (only in vs mode) Press of the screen to the left to select the weird Shainto character (only in vs mode) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.moves and weapons for characters ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Meikyo School Kannuki---------------------------------------------------------------------- Throws: He can use throws with any weapon Second weapon: Iron fan (medium damage) Support characters 1. Hotarubi 2. Matsumushi Stances -Katana: high, front, side -Long Sword: high, side, shoulder -Nodachi: high, front, behind -Naganati: high, behind, front -Broad sword: high, front, behind Mikado----------------------------------------------------------------------- Throws: She can use throws only with the Naginata Second weapon: Throws two knives (weak damage) Support characters 1. Suminagashi 2. Sazanka Stances -Katana: side, high, two sword -Long Sword: side, high, high -Nodachi: behind, high, front -Naganati: front, high, behind -Broad sword: behind, high, front Special moves: Naginata-High stance -Diving leg slash B,T+x Long Sword-any stance -rising slash R2+T,x Tatsumi---------------------------------------------------------------------- Abilities:He can use katana two sword stance Best weapon: Katana Throws: He has no throws Second weapon: Sword (Fatal) note: you can't use two sword stance if you throw the second weapon Support characters: 1. Night Stalker 2. Utsusemi Stances -Katana: high, side, two sword -Long Sword: side, shoulder, high -Nodachi: front, back, high -Naganati: behind, front, high -Broad sword: front, behind, high special moves: Any weapon -throw weapon and attack R2+o,o Katana-mid sword by side and high stances -lunge slash T,B+x -fake, two slashes T,B+o,x -spin combo B,T+o,o,x,o,x -lunge and overhead R2+T,o -rising slash R2+T,x Broad sword-high stance -lunge slash T,B+x -spin combo B,T+o,x,x,x,x Nodachi High stance -spin combo B,T+o,x,x,x,x -lunge slash T,B+x -fake, 2 slashes T,B+o,x Long Sword-any stance -spin combo B,T+o,o,x,o,x -fake, 2 slashes T,B+o,x Utsusemi--------------------------------------------------------------------- Abilities:He can use katana two sword stance Best weapon: katana Throws: He can only use throws with the katana Second weapon: Sword (Fatal) note: you can't use two sword stance if you throw the second weapon Support characters 1. none 2. Tatsumi Stances -Katana: side, two sword, high -Long Sword: side, shoulder, high -Nodachi: high, front, behind -Naganati: behind, front, high -Broad sword: behind, high, front Special moves: Katana-mid sword by side and high stances -lunge slash T,B+x -fake, two slashes T,B+o,x -spin combo B,T+o,o,x,o,x Katana-two sword stance -million stabs B+x,o Nodachi-high stance -lunge slash T,B+x -fake, two slashes T,B+o,x -spin combo B,T+o,o,x,o,x Hotarubi--------------------------------------------------------------------- Ability: She can use the two sword stance with the long sword note: the moves are the same as katana two sword stance Throws: She can only throw using the broad sword Best weapon: Broad sword Second weapon: Sword (Fatal) Support characters 1. Kunnuki 2. Night Stalker Stances -Katana: front, side, high -Long Sword: shoulder, two sword, side -Nodachi: front, behind, high -Naganati: high, back, front -Broad sword: high, front, back Special moves: Any weapon -throw and attack R2+o,o Any sword-while running -fast lunge slash x Broad sword-high stance -rising slash R2+T,x -diving leg slash B,T+x -lunge slash T,B+x -fake, two slashes T,B+o,x Long Sword-shoulder and side stance -diving leg slash B,T+x -Fake, two slashes T,B+o -rising slash R2+T,x -duck and overhead R2+T,o Matsumushi------------------------------------------------------------------- Abilities:He can use katana two sword stance Best weapon: katana Throws: He has no throws Second weapon: Sword (Fatal) note: you can't use two sword stance if you throw the second weapon Support characters 1. Suminagasi 2. Kannuki Stances -Katana: front, two swords, high -Long Sword: side, shoulder, high -Nodachi: behind, high, front -Naganati: high, behind, front -Broad sword: back, high, front special moves: Any weapon -throw and attack R2+o,x Katana-high stance -lunge slash T,B+x -fake, two slashes T,B+o,x -spin combo B,T+o,o,x,o,x Nodachi-high stance -lunge slash T,B+x -fake, two slashes T,B+o,x Suminagashi------------------------------------------------------------------ Throws: He can throw using the Naginata, broad sword, Nodachi, or Long sword Second weapons: 2 bombs (weak) Support characters 1. Matsumushi 2. Mikado Stances -Katana: high, front, side -Long Sword: high, front, shoulder -Nodachi: behind, high, front -Naganati: behind, front, high -Broad sword: behind, high, front Night Stalker---------------------------------------------------------------- Throws: He can only throw using the Nodachi Second weapons: 6 stars (weak) Support characters 1. Tatsumi 2. Hotarubi Stances -Katana: side, high, front -Long Sword: shoulder, high, side -Nodachi: front, back, high -Naganati: front, high, behind -Broad sword: front, behind, high special moves: Any sword-while running -fast lunge slash x Katana-mid sword by side -diving leg slash B,T+x Katana-any stance -rising slash R2+T,x Long sword-any stance -diving leg slash B,T+x Sazanka---------------------------------------------------------------------- Throws: He can throw using the Naginata, broad sword, Nodachi, or Long sword second weapon: 2 knives (weak) Support characters 1. none 2. Mikado Stances -Katana: side, high, front -Long Sword: shoulder, high, front -Nodachi: high, front, behind -Naganati: behind, front, high -Broad sword: high, front, behind Special moves: Nodachi-while running -fast lunge slash x Machine gun girl------------------------------------------------------------- Throws: no throws Second weapon: none moves: reload square kneel and shoot 3 times o,o,o shoot standing x taunt R1 While running stop and fire x keep running shooting o Weird Meikyo guy------------------------------------------------------------- throws: none second weapon: none Stances -Katana: front, side, high -Long Sword: high, front, shoulder -Nodachi: high, front, behind -Naganati: high, behind, front -Broad sword: behind, high, front ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shainto school Gengoro---------------------------------------------------------------------- Ability: He can use the sheath katana stance throws: He can throw with the katana, yari, or Nodachi second weapon: 2 daggers (weak) Support characters 1. Isohachi 2. Chihiro Stances -Katana: high, front, sheath -Long Sword: high, front, shoulder -Nodachi: high, front, behind -Yari: mid, high, low -Broad sword: high, front, back special moves: Katana-high stance -back up B+o -back up and slash B+o,x -back up and 2 slashes B+o,o -2 spin slash T,B+x -million slashes B+x,o -knock away slash B+x Nodachi-high stabce Katana-mid stance -back up B+o -back up and slash B+o,x -back up and 2 slashes +o,o -2 spin slash T,B+o -2 spin slash(faster) T,B+x -million slashes B+x,o -knock away slash B+x Kaun------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ability: he can use katana sheath stance best weapon: katana throws: he can only throw with the yari second weapon: Double edge dagger (heavy) Support characters 1. Highwayman 2. Utamaru Stances -Katana: front, side, sheath -Long Sword: front, shoulder, high -Nodachi: front, behind, high -Yari: high, low, mid -Broad sword: front, behind, high special moves: Any weapons -throw element, attack R2+x,o Katana-mid stance -back up B+o -back up and slash B+o,x -back up and 2 slashes B+o,o -2 spin slash T,B+x -rolling lunge B,T+o Katana-sword by side stance -back flip R2+T,x Yuri-mid stance -overhead and spin T,B+o -Three stab lunges B,T+o Nodachi-high stance -rolling lunge stab B,T+o Jou-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Best weapon: long sword throws: none second weapon: sai (medium) Support characters 1. Tony Umeda 2. Hongou Stances -Katana: side, high, front -Long Sword: shoulder, high, front -Nodachi: behind, high, front -Yari: low, mid, high -Broad sword: behind, high, front special moves: Any weapon -throw element, attack R2+x,o katana-high and medium sword by side stance -2 spin slash T,B+x -back up B+o -back up and slash B+o,x -back up and 2 slashes B+o,o katana-any stance -back flip slash R2+T,x Long sword-any stance -Roll lunge stab B,T+o -back up B+o -back up and slash B+o,x -back up and 2 slashes B+o,o -back flip slash R2+T,x -rush slash and retreat B,T+x Chihiro---------------------------------------------------------------------- throws: none second weapon: a frog (this weapon makes some characters fall stunned) Support characters 1. none 2. Gengoro Stances -Katana: side, high, front -Long Sword: high, front, shoulder -Nodachi: behind, high, front -Yari: low, mid, high -Broad sword: behind, high, front special moves: Any weapon -throw element and attack R2+x,o Isohachi--------------------------------------------------------------------- Best weapon: Nodachi throws: He can throw with the broad sword, or yari, or the Long Sword second weapon: he yells which sometimes stuns opponents note: if you use too much he starts to cough which makes him vulnerable Support characters 1. Hongou 2. Gengoro Stances -Katana: front, side, high -Long Sword: front, shoulder, high -Nodachi: front, behind, high -Yari: low, mid, high -Broad sword: front, behind, high special moves: Any weapon -throw element and attack R2+x,o -Yell to stun then attack R2+o,o Nodachi-high stance -Spin slash T,B+o -Spin slash(Faster) T,B+x -knock away slash B+x -Million slashes B+x,o Utamaru---------------------------------------------------------------------- Abilities: He can use sheath stance with the long sword note: when in sheath stance the moves are the same as katana sheath stance Best weapon: Long sword throws: He can throw with the Long Sword second weapon: ??? (weak) Support characters 1. none 2. Kaun Stances -Katana: high, front, side -Long Sword: high, front, sheath -Nodachi: high, front, back -Yari: high, low, mid -Broad sword: behind, high, front Special moves: Any weapon -throw element and attack R2+x,o Long Sword-Mid and high stance -rush slash retreat B,T+x -back flip R2+T,x -spin slash T,B+x Long Sword-Sheath stance -Slashes the lunges away from sheath+x Hongou----------------------------------------------------------------------- throws: He can throw with all weapons second weapon: axe (fatal) Support characters 1. Isohachi 2. Jou Stances -Katana: front, side, high -Long Sword: high, front, shoulder -Nodachi: high, front, behind -Yari: high, low, mid -Broad sword: behind, high, front Tony-Umeda------------------------------------------------------------------- Ability: he can use katana sheath stance throws: none second weapon: 2 boomerangs (medium) note: if it misses it comes back to you Support characters 1. Jou 2. Highwayman Stances -Katana: front, sheath, high -Long Sword: shoulder, high, front -Nodachi: front, back, high -Yari: low, mid, high -Broad sword: high, front, back Special moves: Any weapons -throw element, attack R2+x,o Any sword-while running -fast lunge slash x Katana-high stance -Roll lunge stab B,T+o -rush slash and retreat B,T+x -2 spin slash T,B+x Nodachi-high stance -Roll lunge stab B,T+o -back up B+o -back up and slash B+o,x -back up and 2 slashes B+o,o -back flip slash R2+T,x -rush slash and retreat B,T+x Long sword-any stance -Back flip R2+T,x -spin slashes T,B+x -Rolling lunge stab B,T+o Highwayman------------------------------------------------------------------- Ability: He can use his Rapier with the long sword note: the moves are the same as katana two sword stance Best weapon: Long sword throws: none second weapon: Rapier (fatal) note: if you throw this you can't use two sword stance Support characters 1. Kaun 2. Tony Umeda Stances -Katana: high, front, side -Long Sword: front, two sword, high -Nodachi: back, high, front -Yari: mid, high, low -Broad sword: front, behind, high Special moves: Yuri-mid stance -overhead and spin T,B+o Broad sword-high stance -spin slash T,B+o -spin slash(faster) T,B+x Long sword-mid and high stance -knock away slash B+x -million slashes B+x,o -fast spin slashes T,B+o Long Sword-2 sword stance -million stabs B+x,o Katze------------------------------------------------------------------------ Throws: no throws Second weapon: none moves: reload square kneel and shoot 3 times o,o,o shoot standing x taunt R1 back flip B,B double back flip B,B,B While running stop and fire x keep running shooting o Weird Shainto guy------------------------------------------------------------ throws: none second weapon: none Stances -Katana: front, side, high -Long Sword: high, front, shoulder -Nodachi: high, front, behind -Yari: high, low, mid -Broad sword: behind, high, front ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7.Defense ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Defense in this game is pretty complex. If the opponent attacks with the o button you have to hit the x button to defend and if they attack with the x button you have to defend with the o button. You can still defend an x attack with x and an o attack with o but you'll probably get unbalanced for a few seconds or even get injured or killed. The way to tell which kind of attack the enemy is using is to either memorize all the attacks in the game (yeah right) or watch what direction the attack is coming from. Attacks coming from the opposite side from where they're holding the weapon in their stance can be blocked with the o button, attacks from the side they're holding their weapon can be blocked with x. Also you can tell how good you blocked it by the color of the sparks. Green means you blocked too late or with the wrong button and you could get unbalanced for a few seconds. Blue means you blocked at the right time with the right button and you can follow up with any attack with little lag time. Orange means your you got hit and might have gotten injured. White means you have struck an obstacle or a weapon and you can follow it up with a reflect attack which leads me to the next paragraph. If you get blocked or attacked or hit an obstacle and see a white spark you can do what I call a reflect attack. Reflect attacks are quick attacks that can be uesful if your opponent isn't expecting anything after the've attacked. Most reflect attacks consist of just hitting x or o. It's not always good to use reflect attacks because you might go right into an enemies attack. Another thing to remeber is that some stances offer better protection than others. An attack on a you with a stance with the weapon in front is less likely to get to you than if you had your weapon behind you or above you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8.Throws ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are several throws in this game all of the ones I know of are done by getting as close as possible and pressing B+x. You can do throws at any angle to the opponent even from behind. Not all characters have throws for every weapon. Sometimes you can't complete a throw if the throw takes you over a cliff or if you are to close to a wall. Throw can be blocked by tapping the o button right when the throw starts. Some throws are different for different characters and stances. A description for the throws for each weapon are: Katana: kick then slash break neck Broadsword: Flip over and stab and through the back body slam and stab 3 kicks and stab through Nodachi: flip over and stab through back pick up and stab body slam and stab 3 kicks and stab through Yari: 3 kicks lift up and stab Naganati: Break neck over back with stick Long Sword: break neck kick then slash There are other things you can do to the opponent. You can knock the opponent down by running into their back. You can sometimes stun the opponent by running into them And if two characters run into each other they get knocked down. Sometimes if you get close to an opponent your swords may get locked together and you'll fight each other to the ground. To get away from this without really any trouble just hit back when you both are standing and no ones winning. To knock your opponent to the ground just keep hitting o or x it doesn't really give you an advantage though. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9.Injuries ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the course of a battle you might get hit in the arm and see a orange spark. If that happens you might not be able to use that arm again that battle. While your arm is injured using weapons take longer and you can't throw opponents and you can't throw weapons or elements. Unlike the first game you can't get your leg crippled. I haven't noticed any other injuries but I've heard getting hit in the leg slows you down. Also in two sword stance you can get a second weapon knocked out your hands but not be injured. Another thing to remeber is that falling off big cliffs is fatal. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.Strategies ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Meikyo end boss: The Meikyo characters will face up against a boss with armor who can only be defeated by being hit in the back. To do this just keep running in circles around him until he stands with his back to you then lunge at his back. Shainto end boss: The Shainto characters fight a boss that teleports right before you can strike him. Each time he teleports he gets a little closer to you. The best strategy is to keep doing lunging attacks on him until he teleports close to you. Then start doing combos so you can make him teleport and hit him right when he reappears with the same combo. When you defeat him you get to go to another room where a preistess is Kneeling. She won't fight you and you can either kill her or let her live. You get a different ending depending on what you do. Katze and Machine gun girl strategies: These characters can get real annoying so here are some strategies for them. The best thing to do is to run behind them and knock them down then slash them on the ground with an overhead. No matter what strategy you use never stand still keep moving. Also don't try throwing cause they almost if not always will block them. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.Secrets ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support characters: to get the support characters from story mode don't let them die in their scenarios. extra characters: To get the characters with the guns beat chambara mode in under 15 minutes. You have to win with a Shainto and a Meikyo character to get both characters. You can use continues to do this but every time you continue 30 seconds is added to your time. To get two freaky kubuki looking characters beat chambara mode without dying. Here again you have to win with both a Shainto and Meikyo character to get them both. You can only play these four characters in v.s.or tournament mode. chambara mode: to get this mode you have to win the game with a certain number of characters or get a certain number of support characters. (If any one know for sure exactly how to get this mode tell me and you'll get credited.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12.Comments ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- completed 1:07 AM 4/5/98 !Don't copy any part of this faq without asking me first! Bushido blade 2 is copyright of square Questions, comments, more info, anything or if I have anything wrong or have missed something mail me at Deathpoet1@erols.com everyone who helps will get credited Thanks to these people for info: "john yein" Kuan Chen Phaze Wanted additions: Translation more special moves character description weapon descriptions more on defense *************************END of DOCUMENT****************************************************