Ninja Gaiden 3 tips and boss battle guide

Welp, you dun goofed. Ninja Gaiden 3 review. You read our Ninja Gaiden 3 review and said something to the effect of “There’s no way it could suck THAT bad.” Hate to say we told you so, but…we told you so. Or maybe you actually like pressing one button over and over again for eight hours. At least we’re here to dull the pain. We’ve broken down the mechanics and stats of every single boss fight in the game—whether you’re playing on Normal difficulty or giving Master Ninja a go, here’s everything you’ll need to know to slice and dice your way to victory.

General Tips 

Before we get to the bosses, here are some things you’ll want to know.

Ninpo Magic is now a “use it or lose it” ability. Your guage will fill when you attack and take damage. Once it’s full, don’t bother saving it—the gauge will drain once the current wave of enemies is defeated.

When Ryu’s sword or arm glows red, holding the Strong Attack button will cause him to instantly murder multiple dudes in one hit. It’s nice for building up that Ninpo gauge or reducing enemy ranks when swarmed—especially by those rocket launcher-toting jerks.

Steel on Bone techniques let you kill foot soldiers pretty quickly, and you can typically insta-kill up to three or four additional enemies so long as they’re within range of your sword.

Your max health is permanently decreased as you take substantial amounts of damage. It can only be refilled by petting your magical hawk friend that comes to visit during each mission. Even when you’re deep in an underground facility in the middle of nowhere.

When Ryu gets all slow because of his stupid glowing arm, turning around to kill enemies takes for-freakin’-ever. Just push down on the right analog stick to instantly target the nearest enemy. You’re welcome.

Steel Spider

Regent of the Mask

IDE-1011 Manta Helicopter


Regent of the Mask round two

Prototype Goddess "Lovelace"


Epigonos (Dark Ryu)

LOA Chairman

Regent of the Mask round three


Regent of the Mask final battle


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  • SuwaidiSama - March 24, 2012 6:17 a.m.

    You guys are really bad,you all are hating on this game without any reason,soon they will release a new DLC that includes 2 new weapons (And i hope that they will add more weapons with the time especially my favorite weapon the Vigoorian Flail),This game is still not easy even if played on the Master Ninja Difficulty and if you compared it to NG2 it is easier since they have added "Steel and Bone"Tactic,I liked the game so much between the gameplay,story,how to cut someone off,but not only that,you can do CRASH THEM TOO!!!,I rated the game and gave it 10 out of 10,it deserves,And i haven't played the online yet due to the problem of the online pass it doesn't work but they will fix it...
  • Net_Bastard - March 22, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    So you're making a guide to a game that you guys gave a 3 to?
  • Darkhawk - March 22, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    I came her to make the same remark... except that I suspect Tecmo or somebody is in fact paying them to put these guides up. Otherwise, why would they bother?
  • BladedFalcon - March 22, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    I always crack up whenever I see a guide for a game that the site bashed shamelessly XD "Yeah! it fucking sucks!... But we cal help you out if you were stupid enough to buy it anyway..."
  • SuwaidiSama - March 24, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    Just tell me why you are hating this game?,you are hating it because you play with just one weapon for all of the time?,you are hating it due to the story of this game?,And your top mistake when you call us "stupids enough" if we bought it,all what i understand from you is that you bought it and played it too,that's all what i understand.
  • BladedFalcon - March 24, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    Then your understanding is pretty limited... I don't need to buy the game to tell it's crap, it shows in the gameplay videos and in the details given on reviews. Also, you misunderstand "hate" with making fun of a company that gives guides to a game they rated pretty poorly. If you actually liked it, then hey, good for you, but don't be all whiny and bitchy because others don't happen to share your opinion.
  • SuwaidiSama - March 26, 2012 4 a.m.

    You don't have played this game and you already judged it,I am not hating you or anything because you hate NG3 lol,If i hated you for just a game i will be like a chill dude,you too,you should not misunderstand me,It does not mean that i don't like you,I want to tell you that you just should try it before judging on this game,not only NG3,all the games in this world,Believe me that this game have a bad rating due to some users but i purly give it a 10\10 rating,If i said something bad to you and made feel like a "hater" then i am very sorry i didn't mean to...