Boss FAQ by lazygarfield
Kung Fu Panda on SuperCheats.com
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Kung Fu Panda (c)
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BOSS FAQ v1.0
Last Updated on 9th June, 2008


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INDEX
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1. Introduction.........................[W01]
2. Update History.......................[W02]
3. Contact..............................[W03]
4. General Tips.........................[W04]
5. BOSSES...............................[W05]

 5.1 A Worthy Foe.......................[501]
 5.2 The Juggernaut.....................[502]
 5.3 Blackhoof Boar Clan Chief..........[503]
 5.4 The Great Gorilla..................[504]
 5.5 The Wu Sisters.....................[505]
 5.6 Tai Lung...........................[506]
 5.7 The Nameless.......................[507]
 5.8 Main Enemy.........................[508]
 5.9 Tai Lung (Again)...................[509]

6. Credits..............................[W06]


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1. Introduction				[W01]
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Hi everyone, this is Laya Maheshwari aka Lazy Garfield. This is my second FAQ, 
after doing one for Prince Caspian. I loved the experience and hence decided  
to do another one. 

Well, I played this game on the Playstation 2, so obviously, this guide is pre-
formatted for that console. I am not sure about the other versions, because  
they are all developed by different developers.

Also, a reminder, that the movie and game are all trademarked and copyrights 
of their respective owners..

Currently, this FAQ will be available only on the following sites -

1. wWw.GameFAQS.com
2. www.IGN.com
3. www.NeoSeeker.com
4. www.SuperCheats.com
5. www.GamersHell.com

And it may not be reproduced for any use without my explicit permission for 
the same.

Now, onto the FAQ, please be aware, this the way I beat the game. This is not 
the ONLY way to beat the game. You may try other ways too. 

At the time of writing this FAQ, I had not seen the movie, so I cannot comment 
on the story. But still, this FAQ may have SPOILERS!!!!


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2. Update History			[W02]
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Version 1.0 - Started writing on 8th June, 2008.


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3. Contact				[W03]
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You are free to contact me if you have any doubts regarding the game. Also, if 
you have any tips/methods/hints you would like to share or include in this 
guide, please mail me.

You can contact me at : laya_garfield [AT] hotmail [DOT] com

Please include the words "Kung Fu Panda BOSS FAQ" in the subject title, so 
that I donít mark it as spam by mistake....


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4. General Tips				[W04]
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First of all, be aware that this game is aimed at children. Thus, slightly 
older gamers might find this very easy (I certainly did). Anyway, I think the 
game is pretty enjoyable and pretty good if all you want is some relaxation. 
Donít play it with sky-high expectations though, you are likely to be 
disappointed...

1. The Boss-fights are fought in a fixed arena-like area. Roam the entire area 
first, check it for good spots to hide/fight etc. Also, if you are after all  
the bonuses and want 100% completion, take all the secrets in the first 
attempt and then focus on the main fight....

2. Look around the area for scrolls. sometimes, they contain the 
tactics/strategy required to defeat the particular boss.

3. Use the health power-ups as and when you need them only. You might not 
require them all the times, but it is always better to save a few of them for  
later..

4. If nothing else, use melee attacks as far as possible. They are simple, and 
they donít use Chi power.


Now, onto the Bosses....



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5. BOSSES				[W05]
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5.1 A Worthy Foe			[501]
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Mission		: Po's Dream
Difficulty	: 1/10

This is a real pushover of a boss. Seriously, he is a terrible weakling.

Okay, now to beat him, you have to do just one thing, and that is... punch, 
punch, punch and PUNCH!!!

That is it. Honestly, Keep on punching him with you fast attack and he will be 
down in 3 seconds (not kidding). Wipe your sweat, bro, if there is any

PS - There are two vases in this arena in the top two corners....


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5.2 The Juggernaut			[502]
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Mission		: The Tournament of the Dragon Warrior (Pt. 2)
Difficulty	: 3/10

Okay, now this boss may seem slightly confusing at first glimpse, but believe 
me, he is really simple. Now, for this part, you play as the Tigress, which 
is a welcome change.

Anyway, first up, the game will tell you that you have to aim at the 
Juggernaut's chest. In his chest, there is a small door, through which a thing 
that resembles a dart-board comes out. 

The trick to defeating this boss is, dodge all his attacks/weapons by jumping 
back and forth. And then,  as soon as his chest opens, move towards him, 
double jump and press any melee attack button, This will lead to a God Of War-
style QuickTime sequence where all you have to do is to press the button shown 
on the screen. The sequence consists of 5-6 buttons.

You have to do these 3 times to deplete his health fully and defeat him. Now, 
what makes this boss astoundingly easy is that not only do the buttons come 
at the same point in all the three moves, they stay for 4-5 seconds on the 
screen, which is ample time to register it and hit the corresponding button on 
your controller.

Donít fret, you might need one attempt to identify the pattern of this fight, 
but after that, this will be a cakewalk....


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5.3 Blackhoof Boar Clan Chief		[503]
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Mission		: Protect the Palace
Difficulty	: 2/10

Okay, now we have another boss. Or actually, a trying-to-be-but-very-weak 
boss. He is pretty menacing in appearance, but once you see his skills (or 
lack of), he just becomes a punching bag.

Now, onto the strategy, it is simple, slap him silly. He has just one attack, 
which is very easy to recognize (so you can block). After he attacks, it is  
your time to attack. Keep on doing so and he will be defeated in no time.

Now, one alternate and very simple strategy is to use your "Belly Quake" 
ability. Donít worry about blocking or dodging, just stay near him and keep on 
using this move, he will be flattened, not literally though....

Also, for the utterly hopeless, there are a lot of, a LOT Of food items lying 
around if you want health. I donít think you will need it though....


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5.4 The Great Gorilla			[504]
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Mission		: Wudang Temple
Difficulty	: 4/10

Now, I was looking forward to this boss, since he had been troubling me 
throughout the level, and I wanted to make him pay for that. Anyway, when you 
finally get to battle him, he is very easy to defeat...

Now, first things first, there are 3 "Climbing Ropes" in this Arena. Destroy 
them first and then defeat all the gorillas who had managed to climb up until  
you destroyed the ropes. This will make battling the Great Gorilla a lot 
easier. I recommend using the "Belly Quake" ability to wipe out the minions, 
because one move is enough to destroy all of them.

Anyway, now onto the main Boss, as you might have noticed, he does not get 
hurt by melee attacks or even special moves. There is only one way to defeat 
this boss. Do you see all the bombs lying around in the area? You had used 
them earlier in the level to clear paths. Now, you need to throw them at the 
Gorilla to deplete his health.

Now, the ideal time to throw is when the Gorilla is relaxing/sitting after 
performing his special move (which you have to dodge, by the way). If you are  
standing in the correct position, he will glow with a white light.

Anyway, you can also throw when he is attacking you, but you need to be 
precise in your timing. I needed just 3 throws to defeat him, he is that 
easy....


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5.5 The Wu Sisters			[505]
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Mission		: Howling Moon
Difficulty	: 5/10

Now, the game makes a lot of hullabaloo about these sisters and so, I thought, 
finally I will get to battle to a strong boss. Alas, it was not to be. These  
sisters are also very easy to defeat, and can be done in with just melee 
attacks itself...

Now, there are three of them. They have just one attack, in which they spin 
around to try to damage you. Since all three of them do this at once, it can 
get a little overbearing, but not to worry, you just need to jump around 
properly, and you won't take that much damage. 

Now, after they stop their attack, they sit down on the ground to relax (the 
weaklings!). Anyway, this is the time you should attack them. I used 
the "Belly Quake" ability (my favorite) and all three of them were gone in no 
time...

Sigh! Does this game have NO hard boss???

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5.6 Tai Lung				[506]
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Mission		: The Palace
Difficulty	: 7/10

Okay, now this is the first of the two times you will fight Tai Lung, and I 
must admit, both the fights are really good. In fact, they cannot be called 
easy either, because they take some thinking...

You play as Master Shifu and the battle is divided in three stages, so here it 
is...


STAGE 1

You will notice that Tai Lung is standing atop a mound and you cannot reach 
him, hence melee attacks are out of the equation.. So, this leads to a fight 
like the one against Juggernaut, but obviously a little harder than that.

Tai Lung has only one attack now and in that, he rains rocks upon you. They 
are pretty easy to dodge, and anyway, there are a few food items lying 
around. 
 
Now, after he rains rocks 3-4 times, a Quick-time-sequence will begin, in 
which you will have to press the buttons shown on the screen, which will lead 
to Tai Lung getting hurt. Do this 3 times, and he escapes to a new location on 
the floor above...


STAGE 2

Now, to reach his new location, you will have to climb up through the debris 
and when you reach, you will notice that there are holes in the ground. Stay  
away from them. 

This time, first, you will have to battle a few minions, and after defeating 
them, you will get a try at Tai Lung. He has added one more attack to his  
arsenal, in which he throws one huge rock at you, but that is very easy to 
dodge. After a few throws, you get another QuickTime sequence with Tai, in 
which he throws a pillar at you, and you have to press the corresponding 
buttons to throw it at him instead.....

After each attack you do, a few more minions will come and you have to defeat 
them to get to Tai Lung, who again throws a pillar at you, which you have to  
throw back at him...

Like the 1st stage, you have to throw 3 pillars at him before he escapes to a 
new location. I recommend taking the food items and THEN moving on to...


STAGE 3

Now, this is the final stage of this boos fight. Again, you have to climb up a 
few tiles to get to Tai Lung, who is now on the other side of the room... To  
get to him, you have to cross 2 decaying pillars (be quick). When you finally 
reach him, you will engage in another QuickTime sequence, which can take a  
couple of tries to get right, but once you get that right, this fight is 
over......


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5.7 The Nameless			[507]
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Mission		: The Warrior's Destiny, Pt. 1
Difficulty	: 2/10

Now, he is a real whiner. anyway, did you see the cool thing I did with his 
name?? The game did not name him, so I just followed suit!!

Now, to defeat him, you just need to slap him around or if you are a bit more 
artistic, use your special attacks. 

After he dies, extinguish the two fires and free the two citizens before 
moving on, if you after the bonuses.... 


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5.8 Main Enemy				[508]
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Mission		: The Warrior's Destiny, Pt. 2
Difficulty 	: 4/10

This one is similar to the previous level's boss, but only slightly more 
difficult. But, don't worry, this time, you will have Master Monkey to help 
you out!!!

Anyway, to beat him, you just need to slap him around or use your special 
attacks. In fact, Master Monkey damages him so much that even if you sit 
still, his health will be depleted by the monkey itself, no need for Po to 
stretch!!!!

Now, the twist in the tale comes. After you deplete his health, he does not 
die. Instead, you have a QuickTime sequence in which you and the monkey 
combine to give him a whipping, after which he will be defeated...

NOW, onto the LAST BOSS FIGHT....  



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5.8 Tai Lung (Again)			[509]
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Mission		: The Final Battle
Difficulty	: 8/10

This is the final boss battle in the game, and really good one. A great way to 
end the game. This one is also divided into 4 stages... The only difference  
being, you are playing as Po this time....

The 4 stages only contain the details of how to fight with Tai Lung. I am not 
telling how to defeat the minions who come in between, mainly because they 
are very easy and including them in the stages would disrupt the flow...


!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING THE "STUMBLE" ATTACK AGAINST TAI LUNG !!!


STAGE 1

Now, the arena in which you are fighting is pretty small, so the "stumble" 
might get a little confusing, direction-wise, but believe me, it will pay off 
in the end. Also, you will have a limited amount of "Chi" in this battle, so 
do not waste it on the "Belly Quake" because it is just a one-time hit.

Anyway, after you reduce around one-third of his health, the arena is changed. 
Let us go to....


STAGE 2    

This time, the arena is rectangular and long in shape,, which makes using 
the "stumble" easier and more effective. Keep on using the stumble and he will 
be scurrying away in no time. After, again, reducing some of some of his 
health, he runs away....


STAGE 3

Now, this is just one QuickTime sequence, in which you perfect the "Iron 
Belly" move. The sequence is slightly long and might appear hard, but even if 
you fail, you just start again.. after two or three tries, you will get it 
right...


STAGE 4

Now this is the FINAL stage of the FINAL boss fight in this game, so you might 
be expecting something good. Well, this one did not disappoint me, even 
though it is a little easy....

The thing is, the arena is huge and Tai Lung stands in such areas (corners), 
where he becomes an easy target to the "stumble". Just start stumbling, and 
try to contact him as many times as you can. He will be gone, gone, and 
gone... FOREVER!!!!



YAYYYY! YOU BEAT THE GAME!!! CONGRATS!!!!



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6. Credits				[W06]
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With this FAQ, I take the opportunity to thank a few people...

1. DreamWorks		- For Creating "Kung Fu Panda"
2. Activision		- For Getting the Rights to the Game
3. XPEC			- For Developing the PS2 Version
4. Laya Maheshwari (me)	- For Writing this Guide
5. and, YOU		- For Reading this Guide