123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Genji - Days of the Blade --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Version 1.1 16 October 2007 For PS3 by Lee Beng Hai My lastest email address can be found at http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/684.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclaimer --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This FAQ is meant for personal use only. You may host this document on your web site if you like. There is no need to seek my permission. You can find the latest copy of this FAQ at http://www.gamefaqs.com/ (c) Copyright 2007 by Lee Beng Hai. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01. Introduction 02. Character Guide 03. Weapon Guide 04. Kamui Guide 05. Amahagane Guide 06. Hints & Tips 07. Walkthrough 08. Revision History --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01. Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Genji is the story of the Minamoto Clan, with focus on the story of Minamoto no Yoshitsune. He is a popular figure in the Japanese myth and lore. Yoshitsune, was a general of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura period. In the game, Yoshitsune came to aid his brother Minamoto no Yoritomo against the Heishi Clan (also known as Taira Clan). There are several famous historical battle that are depicted in the game including the battle of IchinoTani, the battle of Yashima and the major sea battle of Dannoura. The game does have subtle humour that may not make sense to non Japanese. For example, in the battle of Dannoura, many Taira warriors threw themselves overboard when they were losing the battle. To this day, the Heike Crabs found in the Straits of Shimonoseki are considered by the Japanese to hold the spirits of the Taira warriors. Thus it is not surprising to see that Giant Crab appearing as enemies in the game. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02. Character Guide --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Minamoto no Yoshitsune ---------------------- Yoshitsune was the ninth son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo. He is one of the best samurai in Japanese history, winning many battles. He was betrayed in the battle with his brother Yoritomo and force to commit seppuku. The game rewrote history by giving the tragic hero a better ending. Yoshitsune is relatively fast and generally the best character to use in this game. He also process the ability to jump further up if you time his jump correctly. Later on, he is able to perform super jump that is crucial in the sea battle of Dannoura. Minamoto no Yoritomo -------------------- Yoritomo was the third son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo. He is the first Kamakura Shogan and ultimately causes the death of Yoshitsune. Saito Musashibo Benkei ---------------------- Benkei was a warrior monk that serves Yoshitsune. He is depicted as a man of great strength and loyalty. During the betrayal of Yoshitsune, Benkei stood on a bridge and fend off the enemies. Long after the battle was over, the soldiers found that the arrow riddled, wound covered Benkei had died in a standing position. This is known as the "Standing Death of Benkei". Benkei is tough and strong. Using his attack, you can break enemies armor, and generally kill them in a few hits. He also process a charge attack that can be used to sweep enemies off the floor. However, he is so slow that it is almost impossible not to get hit. His superhuman strength allow him to break obstacle and crack wall. Shizuka Gozen ------------- Lady Shizuka, a court dancer, was one of the famous women in Japanese folklore. She is the mistress of Yoshitsune. There are various version of her death, some said Yoritomo ordered her death, other claimed that she committed suicide shortly after hearing the death of Yoshitsune. Lady Shizuka have a very weak attack but her weapon cover a wide range. She is fast and if used properly can hold her ground against large number of enemies. However, her HP is very low, so if you plan to use her, it may be necessary to boost her HP. She can use her weapon to grab an object and use it to cross gap. She can also grab enemies using her triangle button attack. Buson ----- This character doesn't originate from Japanese folklore. In the game, he possess the body of Kagekiyo, a scar covered boss character from the first Genji game from PS2. He is a representative of the Overworld and send to aid Yoshitsune against the Heishi. His attack are very fancy looking but extremely short ranged. His second weapon, Fearsome Shichi, have a better chance to hit enemies if you choose to use him often. He had a special attack that is based on his currently equipped item. During Kamui mode, certain weapon allow him to attack the enemies multiple time. His weapon #5 allow him to attack indefinitely and works wonder on 1-on-1 match since attacking this allow keep the enemies blocking forever and refill his Kamui gauge. Overall, a very difficult character to master. Recommended for expect players only. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 03. Weapon Guide --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Defeating enemies with the crystal embedded in them with give you Mashogane. Killing enemies will increase the multipler and give you up to 2.0x the amount of Mashogane received. In Kamui mode, you have the best chance to get a large amount of Mashogane. Yoshitsune is the best character to set up insane amount of combo count giving you over 5000 Mashogane in a single encounter. Yoshitsune #1 Hizamaru (default) Level 1 - Attack 40 Level 2 - 2000M, Attack 60 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 80 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 100 Level 5 - 30000M, Attack 130 #2 Bishamon Location: Suzaku Gate - Get it in the chest after defeating the 4 enemies. Level 1 - Attack 50 Level 2 - 2000M, Attack 70 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 90 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 110 Level 5 - 40000M, Attack 150 #3 Hachiman Location: Get it after defeating Giant Crab at Ichinotani Beach Level 1 - Attack 35 Level 2 - 2000M, Attack 55 Level 3 - 7500M, Attack 85 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 105 Level 5 - 40000M, Attack 145 #4 Dojigiri Location: Get it at the end of Yashima Level 1 - Attack 55 Level 2 - 2000M, Attack 75 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 95 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 115 Level 5 - 35000M, Attack 150 #5 Higekiri and Usumidori Location: Get it after defeating Yoritomo at Valley of Ordeals Level 1 - Attack 50 Level 2 - 2500M, Attack 75 Level 3 - 6250M, Attack 100 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 120 Level 5 - 30000M, Attack 150 Benkei #1 Benkei's Club (default) Level 1 - Attack 110 Level 2 - 4400M, Attack 165 Level 3 - 8800M, Attack 220 Level 4 - 17600M, Attack 275 Level 5 - 41600M, Attack 340 #2 Deva Club Location: Alleyway - Get it in the chest after defeating the enemies Level 1 - Attack 100 Level 2 - 4000M, Attack 150 Level 3 - 8000M, Attack 200 Level 4 - 16000M, Attack 250 Level 5 - 44800M, Attack 320 #3 Dragon's Wrath Location: Get it after defeating Giant Crab at Ichinotani Beach Level 1 - Attack 110 Level 2 - 4400M, Attack 165 Level 3 - 8800M, Attack 220 Level 4 - 17600M, Attack 275 Level 5 - 41600M, Attack 340 #4 Tendertusk Location: Get it at the end of Yashima Level 1 - Attack 120 Level 2 - 4800M, Attack 180 Level 3 - 9600M, Attack 240 Level 4 - 19200M, Attack 300 Level 5 - 44800M, Attack 370 #5 Indomitable Location: Get it at Giant Battleship: Portside Passage after getting Barrier Diffuse Panel 1 Level 1 - Attack 130 Level 2 - 4800M, Attack 190 Level 3 - 9600M, Attack 250 Level 4 - 19200M, Attack 310 Level 5 - 44800M, Attack 380 Shizuka #1 Fleck (default) Level 1 - Attack 30 Level 2 - 2500M, Attack 55 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 75 Level 4 - 18750M, Attack 100 Level 5 - 30000M, Attack 130 #2 Dancing Girl Location: Royal Hall (Exterior) - Get it in chest after defeating enemies. Level 1 - Attack 40 Level 2 - 2500M, Attack 65 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 85 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 105 Level 5 - 35000M, Attack 140 #3 Wagtail Location: Get it after defeating Giant Crab at Ichinotani Beach Level 1 - Attack 30 Level 2 - 3000M, Attack 60 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 80 Level 4 - 18750M, Attack 105 Level 5 - 35000M, Attack 140 #4 Wind Wreath Location: Get it at the end of Yashima Level 1 - Attack 25 Level 2 - 2000M, Attack 45 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 65 Level 4 - 18750M, Attack 90 Level 5 - 30000M, Attack 120 #5 Lion Kagura Location: Get it at after defeating enemies next to Giant Tree at the Heart of the Giant Battleship Level 1 - Attack 50 Level 2 - 2000M, Attack 70 Level 3 - 5000M, Attack 90 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 110 Level 5 - 40000M, Attack 150 Buson #1 Little Crow, Reforged (default) Level 1 - Attack 55 Level 2 - 3000M, Attack 85 Level 3 - 6000M, Attack 115 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 145 Level 5 - 30000M, Attack 185 #2 Fearsome Shichi Location: Get it in the chest after defeating the 4 winged enemies when you first take control of Buson. Level 1 - Attack 45 Level 2 - 2500M, Attack 70 Level 3 - 6000M, Attack 100 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 130 Level 5 - 33750M, Attack 175 #3 Billowing Clouds Location: Get it after defeating Giant Crab at Ichinotani Beach Level 1 - Attack 50 Level 2 - 3000M, Attack 80 Level 3 - 8000M, Attack 120 Level 4 - 17500M, Attack 155 Level 5 - 30000M, Attack 195 #4 Kurikara Location: Get it at the end of Yashima Level 1 - Attack 60 Level 2 - 3000M, Attack 90 Level 3 - 6000M, Attack 120 Level 4 - 15000M, Attack 150 Level 5 - 37500M, Attack 200 #5 Sword of Susano-o Location: Get it after defeating enemies next to Giant Tree at Giant Battleship: Bilge Passage Level 1 - Attack 70 Level 2 - 3500M, Attack 105 Level 3 - 6000M, Attack 135 Level 4 - 17500M, Attack 170 Level 5 - 30000M, Attack 210 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 04. Kamui Guide --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your Kamui gauge will recharge gradually when you are attacking enemies. It also recharges when your life gauge turn red. When your Kamui gauge is full. Press L1 (default button) to enter Kamui mode. This put you into a mini-game of button similar to God of War on PS2. However, it is easier because the buttons are displayed in the same position as that of the controller. i.e. Left - Square, Top - Triangle, Right - Circle, Bottom - Cross. Circle is always reserve for finisher but that is a tendency to fail especially when used against bosses. In general, it is easier to press the buttons based on their position rather than trying to interpret the buttons. Give it a few try and you should be able to press them without mistakes. You Kamui gauge determines the amount of time you have to play the mini-game. Therefore it is better to press the button as quickly as possible. If your weapon have a better attack power, you can cut down the number of button press needed. Successfully completing the mini-game and defeat every enemies will reward you with some items. It appears that the strongest unit in that encounter determine what reward you get. If any of them survive, you will not get anything. So far the items I received so far are as follows: Kurama Herb - Restores 300 HP to user Tengu Herb - Restores 500 HP to user Miracle Pill - Restores 1000 HP to user Tathagata Pill - Restores full HP to user Ghost Water - Restores 500 HP to all comrades Vajra Crest - Halves damage for 30 seconds. Prevents strong attacks from knocking the user back. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 05. Amahagane Guide --------------------------------------------------------------------------- When you are near an Essence of Amahagane, the Amahagane on the character you are controlling at the moment will light up. It grow bigger and brighter when you are near the hidden essence. Just use your weapon to attack in that area to reveal the hidden essence. The essence can be used to upgrade the HP and Kamui gauge of each character. You need to use 4 Essence of Amahagane to upgrade 1 slot of HP or Kamui. Therefore it is best to use them 4 at a time. Upgrading 1 slot of HP will replenished the HP of the user fully, similarly for upgrading of Kamui slot. You might want to hold back your HP or Kamui upgrading since they can be treated as HP and Kamui restoring items. HP guage are arranged in set of 3 slots. To unlock the next set, you need to use an Unsullied Amahagane. There are a total of 15 slots. 4 slots are upgradable via Unsullied Amahagane, therefore, you should upgrade up to 11 slots at most, otherwise it will be a waste of essence. HP upgrades for each character +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Character | Default | Slot upgrade | Max | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Yoshitsune | 900 | +180 | 3600 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Benkei | 1800 | +360 | 7200 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Shizuka | 600 | +120 | 2400 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Buson | 950 | +190 | 3800 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ Kamui gauge are arranged in set of 2 slot. There are a total of 10 slots. None of the slots are locked. 4 slots are upgradable via Unsullied Amahagane, therefore, you should upgrade up to 6 slots at most, otherwise it will be a waste of essence. Kamui upgrades for each character +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Character | Default | Slot upgrade | Max | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Yoshitsune | 500 | +50 | 1000 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Benkei | 500 | +50 | 1000 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Shizuka | 500 | +50 | 1000 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ | Buson | 500 | +50 | 1000 | +------------+------------+--------------+--------+ Essence of Amahagane are limited so do not waste them unnecessarily. Take note that filling a slot of HP or Kamui will fill it up completely. As such it can be use as a form of HP or Kamui restoration. Unsullied Amahagane - Upgrade every character HP and Kamui gauge by 1 and unlock a new HP grid, fully restoring HP and Kamui of the entire party. These are very precious and should not be wasted. Use it only when you had a party of four, otherwise the missing person will not get the benefit. It may also serve as a full restore item. Unsullied Amahagane location ============================ #1 - Get it at the end of Shinsin Temple #2 - Get it after defeating Giant Crab at Ichinotani Beach #3 - Get it after defeating boss at Yashima #4 - Giant Battleship: Deck after defeating Tomomori Essence of Amahagane location ============================= There is not enough essence to fully upgrade everyone in the party. Assuming that you had used 4 Unsullied Amahagane, upgrading a character completely requires another 68 essence of Amahagane. To upgrade the entire party will require 272 Essence of Amahagane. Therefore, do think twice before blindly upgrading your characters. The list may not be complete. If you have found an essence not list here, please email me. Suzaku Gate 001. Inside one of lantern on the left row of lantern 002. Inside one of lantern on the right row of lantern 003. Climb up eastern roof top from lantern, SE corner 004. One of the bush at the NE corner Alleyway 005. NW corner, torch 006. Cross junction, NE lantern 007. SE region, SW corner Royal Hall (Exterior) 008. Mid-eastern region, torch 009. Middle region, under bridge Royal Hall (Interior) 010. NW corner, lamp above 011. SE region Royal Hall (Exterior) Roof 012. SE corner Treasure Vault 013. Well south of save point 014. Eastern room 015. Western room 016. Southern room, NW corner Treasure Vault - Inner Zone 017. Middle room 018. Middle room 019. SW corner, vase Shishin Temple 020. SW corner from save point Base Trail (Day) 021. Mid-region, cliff area 022. Mid-region, cliff area 023. SE region Base Trail (Night) 024. Mid-region 025. Mid-region, bush on cliff 026. Cliff, double jump to reach 027. SE region Mountain Trail 028. Southern region 029. NE from 028 030. NW from 029 031. Squarish cliff region Road to Peak 032. Mid-region, dead end Ichinotani Beach 033. Northern region 034. South from 033 035. SE region 036. SW region Note: You can re-visit the area after defeated the Giant Crab but I am not sure whether the essence will still be there. Dilapidated Shrine 037. South of save point Netherworld Cult Chamber (Primary) 038. Room NE of save point 039. NE of 038, candle 040. North of 039 041. West of 040 042. NW of 38 043. NW room Netherworld Cult Chamber (Secondary) In this area, the essence is somewhere in the gap area. You won't be able to reach them with basic attack and Shizuka is not available. Use Buson third weapon, Billowing Clouds, jump toward gap, then press triangle multiple time to stay in mid-air. Keep doing this and you hit the essence hiding place. 044. First gap east of save point. 045. 4 gap area, western gap 046. 4 gap area, middle region 047. 4 gap area, eastern gap 048. SE of 2nd save point, candle 049. 3 gap area, southern gap 050. 3 gap area, northern gap Netherworld Cult Chamber (Tentiary) 051. West of save point, cabinet 052. North of save point, pillat 053. Room NE of 052, shelf 054. Room NE of 053 055. Pit north of 053, candle 056. NW region, break cracked wall with Benkei, vase Netherworld Cult Chamber (Centre) 057. Highest platform, use Shizuka weapon #1 058. From 057, use Yoshitsune's wall run, cross sliding platform, pillar Netherworld Cult Chamber (Sanguinary) 059. Most eastern room, shelf 060. Most northern room from 1st save point, shelf 061. SW of 2nd save point, candle 062. 3 gap area, middle gap 063. 2 gap area, lower gap 064. Pillar north of 2nd save point 065. NE room from 3rd save point, shelf Yasima 066. Middle region, west of hole 067. NE region 068. NE region 069. NW region 070. NW region, north of hole Heishi Fortress 071. NW of save point Waters of Dannoura (First Wave) 072. NE of save point 073. NW of save point 074. NW of save point 075. NE region, edge of boat 076. One of the boat on the path to big ship 077. Ship SE of big ship Waters of Dannoura (Second Wave) 078. Middle of first big ship 079. Ship NW of save point 080. Ship NE of 079 081. Ship east of save point 082. NE of 081 Waters of Dannoura (Third Wave) 083. Middle of first ship 084. Ship NE of 083 085. 2nd ship north of 084 086. Ship west of 085 087. Among the 3 ship NW of 083, rightmost one 088. Ship west of 087 089. Middle of big ship NW of save point Giant Battleship: Ingress 090. South region Giant Battleship: Bilge passage 091. Somewhere inside Giant Battleship: Portside Passage 092. Pillar west of save point Heart of the Giant Battleship 093. SW quadrant, SE corner Giant Battleship: Portside Passage 094. End point, next to Giant Tree 095. Gear room, NE corner Heart of the Giant Battleship 096. Southern region, East chamber from save point 097. Chamber north of Giant Tree Giant Battleship: Bilge passage (Starboard) 098. Somewhere inside Giant Battleship: Starboard Passage 099. Loose tile region, pillar 100. Gear room, SE corner Giant Battleship: Bilge passage 101. Chamber south of Giant Tree Giant Battleship: Starboard Passage 102. Chamber behind Giant Tree (Giant Crab Boss) 103. Chamber behind Giant Tree (Giant Crab Boss) Hiraizumi Fortress (lower) 104. Vase east of starting point Hiraizumi Fortress (upper) 105. Western region, most southern portion 106. SE room, NW corner Hiraizumi Fortress (lower) 107. NE region 108. North region, barrier Hiraizumi Fortress (upper) 109. Mid-southern region 110. Mid-northern region Hiraizumi Fortress (lower) 111. Mid-section, Small platform on the eastern side Road to Takadachi (Level 1) 112. Southern region, next to save point 113. Tree north of save point 114. NE region, left fork 115. NE region, right fork 116. NW region Road to Takadachi (Level 2) 117. Along the path to NE chamber 118. NE chamber 119. NE chamber Road to Takadachi (Level 3) 120. Southern region Valley of Ordeals 121. Southern region 122. Southern region 123. Southern region 124. Southern region 125. Southern region 126. NW region 127. NW region 128. NE region 129. NE region --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 06. Hints & Tips --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Press Select + Start to get back to title screen. There are 2 ways to recharge your Kamui: 1. You can damage enemies to increase your gauge 2. Let the enemies damage you till your HP gauge is low, at which point the Kamui gauge will recharge slowly. Switch to another character with more health and run to somewhere safe. Switch back to recharge. This method is great when you are in places where enemies doesn't respawn. In order to have more healing items available for boss fight, unleash the Kamui often. The tougher the enemies, the better the rewards. In a boss fight, using Kamui will make your life easier. If your health is low, try to dodge the attacks and recharge your Kamui gauge. Heal only if you are about to die to conserve healing items. If you want to have an easier game, do not use up all your Essence of Amahagane and never upgrade all your Kamui slots until you reach the Final Boss, Kuyo. To take out both form of Kuyo requires 1 Roaring Crest and 6 empty slots (i.e. 24 Essence) of Kamui from Buson. To play safe, always keep some Essence in hand and leave some Kamui slots untouched. You may want to do the same for Yoshitsune in the fight against his brother Yoritomo. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 07. Walkthrough --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let's put it this way. This game is very linear in nature. At each stage of the game, you either need to reach a certain location to trigger a boss fight or fulfill some objectives to clear the stage. There are 3 types of regular enemies: 1. Those that doesn't respawn after you had defeated them. 2. Those that respawn indefinitely. 3. Those that respawn while Their commanding officiers are still alive. Defeating enemies using Kamui is very rewarding since you can kill them faster and get a nice reward at the same time. There is a rather detail walkthrough written by Misfit119 so I feel that there is no need to repeat that. Instead I will put down some of the notes that might be useful to those playing the game. Conflagration at Suzaku Gate - Suzaku Gate 001. Inside one of lantern on the left row of lantern 002. Inside one of lantern on the right row of lantern 003. Climb up eastern roof top from lantern, SE corner 004. One of the bush at the NE corner Yoshitsune's weapon #2 - Bishamon. There is a barrier that can be destroyed, return when you have Benkei in your party. Benkei's Imposition - Alleyway 005. NW corner, torch Benkei's weapon #2 - Deva Club. Benkei's Imposition - Suzaku Gate After meeting up with Yoshitsune, return to Suzaku Gate and destroy some barrier to get some goodies. Benkei's Imposition - Alleyway 006. Cross junction, NE lantern Kick the cart till it is infront of the door, then use Yoshitsune to jump up and over the door. Note: You cannot return to Suzaku Gate once you jump over the door. Benkei's Imposition - Treasure Vaults Get the Cerulean Clefstone. Benkei's Imposition - Alleyway 007. SE region, SW corner Shizuka's Dance - Royal Hall (Exterior) 008. Mid-eastern region, torch 009. Middle region, under bridge Shizuka's weapon #2 - Dancing Girl There are 3 Masho flower to destroy. One is below while the other 2 are up on the roof, one on each side. Shizuka's Dance - Royal Hall (Interior) 010. NW corner, lamp above 011. SE region Shizuka's Dance - Royal Hall (Exterior) Roof 012. SE corner Shizuka's Dance - Treasure Vault 013. Well south of save point 014. Eastern room 015. Western room 016. Southern room, NW corner Shizuka's Dance - Treasure Vault - Inner Zone 017. Middle room 018. Middle room 019. SW corner, vase Shizuka's Dance - Shishin Temple 020. SW corner from save point A Great Barrier Forms - Treasure Vaults Tamayori Talisman A Treasured Sword Stolen - Shishin Temple Unsullied Amahagane #1 Don't use it now, wait till Buson join the party. To The Peak - Base Trail (Day) 021. Mid-region, cliff area 022. Mid-region, cliff area 023. SE region You need to save 8 soldiers before you can clear this stage. Base Trail (Night) 024. Mid-region 025. Mid-region, bush on cliff 026. Cliff, double jump to reach 027. SE region Mountain Trail 028. Southern region 029. NE from 028 030. NW from 029 031. Squarish cliff region Road to Peak 032. Mid-region, dead end Take note that near the end of the path you will fight a rather fat general. After the fight, you will take control of Buson. He is quite hard to use since his attack tend to miss. If you lose the fight, you need to redo the entire stage again. Buson's weapon #2 - Fearsome Shichi Ichinotani Beach 033. Northern region 034. South from 033 035. SE region 036. SW region This stage is rather chaotic since the enemies will keep coming while their commanding officer is alive. So take them out as soon as possible. You get to fight a Giant Crab boss at the end of the stage. You will be rewarded with the following after defeating it. Unsullied Amahagane #2 Yoshitsune's weapon #3 - Hachiman Benkei's weapon #3 - Dragon's Wrath Shizuka's weapon #3 - Wagtail Buson's weapon #3 - Billowing Clouds Chasing Rainbows - Dilapidated Shrine 037. South of save point Here you get to fight the pretty girl, Taira no Atsumori from Heishi. She will take a second form after you defeat her the first time. After defeating her, you will get a series of nice cutscene and our heroes will be send to the Netherworld, separated. Netherworld Cult Chamber (Primary) 038. Room NE of save point 039. NE of 038, candle 040. North of 039 041. West of 040 042. NW of 38 043. NW room You take control of Yoshitsune here. The idea is simple, find the crystals and attack them to activate the portals or unlock the door. Netherworld Cult Chamber (Centre) You take control of Buson here. Fight off the enemies and Yoshitsune will join the party. Netherworld Cult Chamber (Secondary) In this area, the essence is somewhere in the gap area. You won't be able to reach them with basic attack and Shizuka is not available. Use Buson third weapon, Billowing Clouds, jump toward gap, then press triangle multiple time to stay in mid-air. Keep doing this and you hit the essence hiding place. 044. First gap east of save point. 045. 4 gap area, western gap 046. 4 gap area, middle region 047. 4 gap area, eastern gap 048. SE of 2nd save point, candle 049. 3 gap area, southern gap 050. 3 gap area, northern gap Netherworld Cult Chamber (Centre) Make your way to Netherworld Gojo Bridge for a Boss fight. Netherworld Cult Chamber (Tentiary) 051. West of save point, cabinet 052. North of save point, pillat 053. Room NE of 052, shelf 054. Room NE of 053 055. Pit north of 053, candle 056. NW region, break cracked wall with Benkei, vase You control Benkei and Shizuka here. Destroy the cracked wall with Benkei to get some goodies. Netherworld Cult Chamber (Centre) 057. Highest platform, use Shizuka weapon #1 With the help of Shizuka, locate and enter the Netherworld Myogyoji Temple for a boss fight. Escape From The Netherworld - Netherworld Cult Chamber (Centre) 058. From 057, use Yoshitsune's wall run, cross sliding platform, pillar All party members are available here. Combining the abilities of Yoshitsune and Shizuka, you can now reach the higher portion of this Chamber. There is an area where Yoshitsune need to do a few triangle jump to reach the top. Here's the exact instructions to do it correctly: 1. Yoshitsune should face to the right and be touching the right wall. 2. Press X to jump up. 3. At the peak of the jump, press Left + X. If you do it correctly, he will rebound off the wall and jump to the left wall. 4. At the peak of the jump, press Right + X. If you do it correctly, he will rebound off the wall and jump to the right wall. 5. Grab the edge of the top and climb up. There is an area on the left that change the view point. There seemed to be something hidden in this area. Yoshitsune may be able to reach the top with consequence jump but I am not certain. Head right to reach the Netherworld Cult Chamber (Sanguinary). Netherworld Cult Chamber (Sanguinary) 059. Most eastern room, shelf 060. Most northern room from 1st save point, shelf 061. SW of 2nd save point, candle 062. 3 gap area, middle gap 063. 2 gap area, lower gap 064. Pillar north of 2nd save point 065. NE room from 3rd save point, shelf At the end of the stage, defeat the boss and escape the Netherworld. The Battle of Yashima - Yasima 066. Middle region, west of hole 067. NE region 068. NE region 069. NW region 070. NW region, north of hole You need to defeat all the commanding officers and activate both Arbalest to destroy the living weapons in order to trigger the boss fight at the end of the stage. Defeat the boss to clear the stage. Note: you won't be able to save the game until the next area so do use some of your healing items. You can always restock your healing items after the stage is cleared. Heishi Fortress 071. NW of save point You should go back to the Battle of Yashima and uses your Kamui frequently to restock your healing items. If you proceed to the Heishi Fortress, you get to fight Taira no Noritsune, the Heishi general that expressed a liking to Shizuku. He is already transformed so defeating him once is sufficient. He is quite easy really, just take turn to use your Kamui to attack him and he should be almost dead. After that, throw in a few hits and he is done. Waters of Dannoura (First Wave) 072. NE of save point 073. NW of save point 074. NW of save point 075. NE region, edge of boat 076. One of the boat on the path to big ship 077. Ship SE of big ship The enemies here doesn't respawn. However, it should not be a problem to charge back the Kamui of everyone in the party since there are sufficient number of enemies here. Once everyone is recharged, stick to using Yoshitsune exclusively, using Kamui to restock your health items. Waters of Dannoura (Second Wave) 078. Middle of first big ship 079. Ship NW of save point 080. Ship NE of 079 081. Ship east of save point 082. NE of 081 Benkei need to kick 2 Genji boats in order to cross certain gap. Once that is done, approach the big ship to clear this stage. Waters of Dannoura (Third Wave) 083. Middle of first ship 084. Ship NE of 083 085. 2nd ship north of 084 086. Ship west of 085 087. Among the 3 ship NW of 083, rightmost one 088. Ship west of 087 089. Middle of big ship NW of save point The save point in this stage is rather far away. So if you really need to heal and save the game, you can run all the way back to the save point at the Second Wave. It is a bit time consuming but its the safest way since the enemies doesn't respawn. Giant Battleship: Ingress 090. South region Giant Battleship: Bilge passage (Portside) 091. Somewhere inside The map is unavailable here but it is a rather small area so finding the goodies shouldn't be a problem. Giant Battleship: Portside Passage 092. Pillar west of save point Heart of the Giant Battleship 093. SW quadrant, SE corner Giant Battleship: Portside Passage 094. End point, next to Giant Tree 095. Gear room, NE corner Defeat enemies next to Giant Tree to get Barrier Diffuse Panel 1. Heart of the Giant Battleship 096. Southern region, East chamber from save point 097. Chamber north of Giant Tree Get Barrier Diffuse Panel 2 & Shizuka's weapon #5 Lion Kagura near Giant Tree Giant Battleship: Bilge passage (Starboard) 098. Somewhere inside Giant Battleship: Starboard Passage 099. Loose tile region, pillar 100. Gear room, SE corner Giant Battleship: Cargo Hold Get Barrier Diffuse Panel 3 after defeating Giant Crab Boss Giant Battleship: Bilge passage 101. Chamber south of Giant Tree Get Barrier Diffuse Panel 4 & Buson's weapon #5 Sword of Susano-o after defeating enemies next to Giant Tree. Giant Battleship: Starboard Passage 102. Chamber behind Giant Tree (Giant Crab Boss) 103. Chamber behind Giant Tree (Giant Crab Boss) Giant Battleship: Deck Unsullied Amahagane #4 Tomomori human form - he is accompanied by soldiers Tomomori transformed - Buson #5 weapon is most useful against him. Just use Square attack continuously on him. This recharge his Kamui fully which you then use on Tomomori. Heart of the Giant Battleship Ship crystal - hit the 3 statues to reveal the crystal. Benkei #5 weapon is best here. Charge attack the crystal will recharge the Kamui fully, then use to take the statues. Tomomori spirit form - Benkei #5 weapon is best here. There are lots of cutscreen here. The famous "Standing Death of Benkei" is dispicted here as Benkei sacrifices himself to allow the others to escape. Hiraizumi Fortress (lower) 104. Vase east of starting point Hiraizumi Fortress (upper) 105. Western region, most southern portion 106. SE room, NW corner Hiraizumi Fortress (lower) 107. NE region 108. North region, barrier Hiraizumi Fortress (upper) 109. Mid-southern region 110. Mid-northern region Hiraizumi Fortress (lower) 111. Mid-section, Small platform on the eastern side Giant Boss - Buson #5 weapon work wonder here. Just stand in front of its face and keep doing the Square attack to recharge your Kamui. For some reason when Buson is attacking, the Boss attack will not hurt him. When the Boss fell on his head, unleash your Kamui attack to damage it even more. Rinse and repeat. Road to Takadachi (Level 1) 112. Southern region, next to save point 113. Tree north of save point 114. NE region, left fork 115. NE region, right fork 116. NW region Road to Takadachi (Level 2) 117. Along the path to NE chamber 118. NE chamber 119. NE chamber Road to Takadachi (Level 3) 120. Southern region Valley of Ordeals 121. Southern region 122. Southern region 123. Southern region 124. Southern region 125. Southern region 126. NW region 127. NW region 128. NE region 129. NE region Get Yoshitsune's weapon #5 after defeating Yoritomo. If you haven't used up all the Essence and upgrade all of Yoshitsune's Kamui slot, this fight should be easy. Just use Roaring Crest to double Yoshitsune's attack and spam Yoritomo with Kamui. When the Kamui gauge is empty, use 4 Essence to upgrade 1 slot of Kamui. Raise and repeat. If you are out of Kamui slots, then you will need to use Kamui restoring items. Final Battle Just use Roaring Crest to double the attack and spam Kuyo with Kamui to defeat her. Use Essence to upgrade Kamui slots in order to refill the Kamui gauge. If you are out of Kamui slots, then you will need to use Kamui restoring items. Once you have defeated Kuyo, it's time to sit back and watch the end game cutscene. Once the credits is over, you will be prompted to save your clear game data. Doing so will unlock the Movie and BGM gallery. You can access them under the Extras selection in the title screen. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 08. Revision History --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1 - 16 Oct 2007 Minor updates. 1.0 - 10 Aug 2007 First version. 123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345