FAQ by: Jay Anthony M. Encarnacion 
FAQ created: Sunday, March 8, 1998, 11:50 A.M.
E-mail: angie@star.com.ph
    Hello people.  This is the first time that I wrote a FAQ for a game.  I 
wrote this faq because the game, Tenchu, is really great!  I want other players 
to enjoy this game as much as I am enjoying it now!  Here are all of the things 
that I discovered while playing with Tenchu.  I hope that you enjoy the game!
The Codes:
Stage Select:  After you have chosen your character, another screen will appear.  
On that screen, press these:  Hold R2, press up, up, down, down, left, right, 
left, right, Square, Triangle.  After you have done that, more levels will be 
available to you to start from.  Just press down or up to highlight the stage.
99 Capacity:  At the weapons select screen:  Hold L1, press up, up, down, down, 
left, right, left, right, Square, Triangle.  After you have done this, you will 
see that your capacity (15) would turn into 99.
Reveal More Weapons:  At the weapons select screen:  Hold R1, press up, up, 
down, down, left, right, left, right, Square, Triangle.  After you have done 
this, you will see that there would be additional weapons that were not 
available to you before.
More Number Of Weapons:  At the weapons select screen:  Hold L2, press up, up, 
down, down, left, right, left, right, Square, Triangle.  After you have done 
that, you will notice that the number of weaons will add by 1.  Just do the code 
again and again until you have reached your desired number of weaons.
Regain Health:  Just pause the game (press start), then press up, up, down, 
down, left, right, left, right, Square, Triangle.  After you've done this, 
you'll hear a voice.  When you unpause the game, your health will be back to 
The Controls:
Move:  Simply move the directional pad on the controller.
Jump:  Press the X button.
Slash:  Press the Square button.  You can use a combo here, the most effective 
          Square, Square, Square. 
Right Slash:  Tap right, then Square.
Turn Around Slash:  Tap left, then Square.
Jumping Slash:  Press X, then Square.
Back On Wall:  When you're near a wall, Hold R1.
Forward Flip:  Double tap Forward, then press X.
Back Flip:  Double tap Back, then press X.
Side Step:  Double tap left or right.
Crouch:  Hold R1.
Roll:  Hold R1 then double tap left or right.
Look At Map:  Hold Select.
Select a Weapon:  Press R2 or L2 to scroll among available weapons.
Use a Weapon:  Press Triangle.
The Grapling Hook:  This is one of the most important items in the game.  You 
have it automatically.  To use the grapling hook, press Triangle then a red star 
or crosshair will appear on the screen.  Use the directional pad to aim *Note 
that up means down and down means up.  Release the Triangle button to fire the 
grapling hook and it will automatically pull you where you aimed at.
The Weapons:
Smoke Bomb:  When you throw this to your enemies, they will be choking for a few 
seconds so use this time to slash them. 
Bomb:  Throw this, and there will be a big explosion.  This makes a lot of 
damage...just be careful not to be within the explosions reach!
Land Spikes:  When you leave them behind, your enemies MAY step on it.
Shuriken:  This is the ninja star.  Use it like the grapling hook.  It does 
considerable damage.
Special Weapons:
Flute:  This is very useful especially when an enemy senses you.  Just use this 
and you will make a sound...like a cat, elephant...etc and they will disregard 
you, just be sure you're not seen while using this!
Clothes:  This is one of the coolest things!  If you use it, you will magically 
change to the shape of another enemy!  You can walk by your enemies without them 
even noticing you!  It has a limited time though.  When you kill someone, the 
effect wears off.
Red Scroll:  This will create flame on your sword, for a limited time, which 
will burn your enemies.  Not very useful.
Yellow Scroll:  This will magically teleport you forward in the direction you 
are facing.
Purple Scroll:  This will create a Dummy.
Paper:  It creates a yellow powder surrounding your body.
Spread Shuriken:  When you throw these, your enemies will get hit by many 
Bone:  This calls upon your magical dog which will aid you in killing off your 
    Detection plays a big role in this game.  When you see a green circle flash, 
it means that an enemy is near by.  It gets bigger as the enemy nears you.  When 
it flashes red, then it means that the enemy has detected you.  You can use 
Stealth Killing Techniqes (I don't know what to call them), which is really cool 
and kills your enemies with just one hit. 
Stealth Killing Techniques:
    You can kill off your enemies with just one hit.  First, you should not get 
the attention of your enemy.  You can do this when the detection flash is green.  
Just run up behind, or anywhere your enemy then press Square.  An animation will 
happen showing what you just did to your enemy.  You could cut your enemy's 
throat, stab him in the stomach, or just break his neck.
The Levels:
Level 1:  This is the first stage, which is the easiest.  You can practice here 
using the grapling hook because most of the area is covered with houses.  Your 
mission here is to kill a dirty old man!  You can also practice here your 
stealth killing techniques.
Fun Fact:  The Boss here is a Dirty Old Man!  Just watch what he's doing before 
you fight him! 
To beat the boss:  The boss here has hired a man to kill you.  You could either 
kill the hired killer or just let him get in the way of the bullets the boss is 
shooting at you.  You could also kill the boss quickly to end the stage. 
Level 2:  Now, there are other ninjas and lady ninjas out to kill you.  They can 
now climb up the roofs!  Be careful!  Your mission here is to reach your sensei.  
Just cross the bridge.
Fun Fact:  There is another Dirty Old Man here!   
There is no boss here. 
Level 3:  Here, it gets a little trickier than the first two stages.  This stage 
is made up of a forest and lots of caves.  The mission here is to save the other 
ninja girl.
It may get a little confusing on where to go, so just follow this.  First, when 
you start the level, run to the right side then follow the side.  Enter the 
first cave that you will see.  Use the grapling hook to get up the cave.  Exit 
the cave then run to the right side again and enter the cave.  When you get to 
the cave with the torches, beware of the wooden steps.  They will open up and 
you will fall to your death.  Choose the middle opening and follow the path to 
the right.  When you reach the stone bridge, you will see two jails on the sides 
of the cave.  Jump on the right jail, just be careful to time it or you may 
fall.  Follow the path there, but be careful, there is a BIG BEAR waiting for 
you.  Just follow the path again to the boss.
Fun Fact:  Talk about sleeping guards on duty!   
To beat the boss:  The boss here is a big fat man with a club.  just dodge his 
swings then hack away.  After you have killed this guy, there will be another 
man, he will escape quickly and you have already saved the ninja girl. 
Level 4:  This stage is STRANGE!  There are new enemies here.  One of them is a 
strange X-Files alien looking guy!  It breathes fire, so watch out!  It does a 
lot of damage, fortunately, it doesn't know how to block, that's why it's easy 
to kill.  The other enemy is a Scimitar weilding enemy.  It gives a good fight.  
The mission here is to go to the big building with the large statue.  Be sure to 
kill the two archers.  Go to the top of the statue and the boss will appear.
Fun Fact:  If you are not detected by the X-Files looking thing, you can watch 
it dance around!  
To beat the boss:  The boss is very similar from the Level 3 boss.  After you've 
killed this guy, the man from Stage 3 will appear.  Fight him.  He doesn't use 
any sword or weapon!  He uses martial arts, but be careful, he's a good fighter.  
Before you can kill him, he will escape again.
Level 5:  Level 5 is just simple.  You can simply walk on the roof tops to hide 
from the enemies.  Just go to the ship.  When you start the level, use the 
grapling hook to get on top of a roof.  Then, head left until you reach the 
Fun Fact:  Hmm....the fact that you fight on a ship? 
To beat the boss:  Just hack away.  He's easy to beat. 
Level 6:  Now, this is a BIG LEVEL!  This stage is a forest where you have to 
find your way to the top of the cliffs.  When you start the level, just follow 
the left path, up to the mountains.  There are many archers here, so be careful.  
Also, time your jumps, most kills here are by falling down the waterfall.  Your 
mission here is to go to the top and find something.....
Fun Fact:  Killing your enemies by slashing them to fall down a cliff!   
There is no boss here. 
Level 7:  This stage is fun!  You can follow to paths here, at the start, you 
could follow the path from where the water comes from or, do it Assassin Style!  
Just go to the big temple, walk up the steps, then fight the boss.
Fun Fact:  Fighting the boss on top of the temple and then slashing him to make 
him fall down! 
To beat the boss:  Be careful because he can block your attacks most of the 
time.  Just jump away when he attacks then slash him!  Be careful because he can 
also use the potion to regain health to perfect health!  When you beat him, 
he'll just escape.... 
Level 8:  This is the final stage, and one of the most amazing stages in the 
game!  This is a very BIG LEVEL!  First, make your way through the icy forest, 
then into the big temple.  To do this, just run straight!  When you enter the 
chamber, the final fight against your "rival".  
To beat the boss:  Just do what you did when you defeated him on Level 7.  His 
death is cool! 
              After you have killed him for sure, you will open another chamber 
and jump into it automatically.  Now, this is a maze of passages.  Just follow 
the path of the lava, but be careful not to fall into it!  There are lots of 
enemies here, but they are only the X-Files alien dude and the samurai.  You can 
actually lead your enemies into the lava!  But be careful, they are tough, they 
will not get killed in the lava, only receive a little damage!  When you have 
worked your way down, you will see another chamber open.  Jump into it.
Fun Fact:  You can lead the enemies into the lava!  I thought they had a good 
To beat the boss:  Now, this is the final battle.  Be careful because the boss 
here can teleport.  His sword is also unblockable!  When he holds his sword 
straight up, be ready to get out of the way!  He will shoot a thunder bolt which 
will make LOTS of damage to you!  Just time your slashes and use your bombs if 
you have them.  He's got lots of health!  Good luck!
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