SAMURAI WARRIORS - Goemon Ishikawa FAQ by Ray1345586
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Table of Contents
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I.    Updated History
II.   Introduction
III.  Goemon Ishikawa
IV.   Unlocking Goemon Ishikawa
V.    Weapons
VI.   How to get Goemon Ishikawa\'s Fifth Weapon
VII.  Moves
VIII. Goemon\'s Tale/Stage Flow
IX.   Walkthrough/Mission Completion
          1. Stage/Mission Listing
          2. Walkthrough
          3. Mission Completion
X.    Goemon Ishikawa\'s Endings
XI.   Credits
XII.  Legal Notice/Disclaimer
XIII. Contact

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I. Updated History
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v.1.10
(5/19/04) Fixed some minor grammar errors.

v.1.00
(5/18/04) Started and completed most of the FAQ.

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II. Introduction
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This guide is to help you unlock and complete all there is to Goemon 
Ishikawa. It will cover how to unlock him, his weapons, his moves, how to 
earn his fifth weapon. It will also help you get through his stages, complete 
all his missions, and unlock his branches and endings. Before you try 
contacting me, please read through the FAQ first. If you ask a question that 
is in the FAQ I will not reply to you.

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III. Goemon Ishikawa
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Goemon Ishikawa is your typical large powerhouse character. He uses a big 
club that turns into a flail in a few of his attacks, and also has a cannon 
on his back that he uses as his ranged weapon. He is very slow, but slow 
characters mean powerful characters in this type of game. Goemon is no 
exception. His moves are some of my favorite in the game, and he is extremely 
well at clearing huge crowds completely. He also has a unique skill that he 
starts out with called \"Break.\" This allows him to break walls in certain 
levels(Castles and Fields) that have \"Wanted\" posters with his face on them. 
His stages are a little more difficult than most of the other characters, 
mainly because the majority of his stages are hard to navigate if you don\'t 
know the map very well. He has quite a bit of castle stages on top of that, 
so I recommend you get the Rare Item \"Lantern.\" This will help you 
tremendously in those stages. However I will try to give directions as best 
as I can in the Walkthrough/Mission Completion section of this guide to help 
you through those stages. So let\'s get started.

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IV. Unlocking Goemon Ishikawa
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In order to unlock Goemon Ishikawa, you must beat Story mode with the 
following characters:

1. Beat Story Mode with Kenshin Uesugi - this will unlock Keiji Maeda.
2. Beat Story Mode with Keiji Maeda - this will unlock Okuni.
3. Beat Story Mode with Okuni - this will unlock Goemon Ishikawa.

Once you beat Okuni\'s Story mode, Goemon Ishikawa will become available to 
select.

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V. Weapons
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Goemon Ishikawa uses a mace/flail as his melee weapon and a cannon on his 
back as his ranged weapon. Each \"new\" weapon you find and keep upgrades the 
strength, appearance, and number of hits you can do with it. You can also 
find that his level 1-4 weapons can have random stats and elements on them 
too. Here is his list of weapons, starting from his first to his fifth:

Level 1 Weapon
Stone Splitter(4x Hits)
Base Attack - 16
Element: Random
Stats: Random
Description: Club and cannon set that can literally crush stone.

Level 2 Weapon
Rock Crusher(5x Hits)
Base Attack - 26
Element: Random
Stats: Random
Description: Club and cannon set that can destroy giant boulders.

Level 3 Weapon
Bond Breaker(8x Hits)
Base Attack - 33
Element: Random
Stats: Random
Description: Club and cannon set said to be able to level mountains.

Level 4 Weapon
Kai-Basara(8x Hits)
Base Attack - 44
Element: Random
Stats: Random
Description: Named after one of the Twelve Generals of the Heavens.

Level 5 Weapon
Takemikazuchi(8x Hits)
Base Attack - 49
Element: Lightning
Stats:
Life +49
Ranged Defense +27
Speed +49
Agility +36
Description: Said to embody the soul of the mythical warrior Takemizuchi.

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VI. How to get Goemon Ishikawa\'s Fifth Weapon
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*WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE TRYING TO GET HIS FIFTH WEAPON*

1. You must have beaten his Story Mode at least once. Otherwise it won\'t 
appear no matter what.
2. You must be playing on either Hard or Chaos difficulty.

Requirements: (This must all be done in 5 minutes or less)

1. Play his fourth stage(upper branch) Osaka Intrusion.
2. On the first floor you must collect enough treasure to make the stairs 
accessible. Do not try to kill any enemies or generals, you will waste time. 
Get to second floor
3. On the second floor, you must check all the rooms as the mission states(it
appears a few seconds after you reach the second floor). Again, do not try to
kill enemies or generals, you will waste time. Once you check all the rooms 
on the second floor(Goemon should talk when there\'s three rooms left and when
there\'s one room left to check), in UNDER 5 MINUTES, you should get a special
item report. It should be in front of the stairs leading to the third floor. 
Grab it, and then beat the stage and the weapon will be yours.

Note: If you\'re having trouble searching all the rooms, refer to Section IX.
Walkthrough/Mission Completion - subsection 2. Walkthrough for directions on
how to check all of rooms on the second floor.

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VII. Moves
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Regular Attacks:

S: Swings his weapon to the left.
SS: Swings his weapon to the right.
SSS: Swings his weapon downward.
SSSS+(SSSS): Swings his weapon right from left rapidly, ending with a swing 
to the right as he balances on one foot.
Jump+S+(SS): Jumps into the air and lands on his butt three times, slamming 
the ground.
While Running+S: Swings his weapon to the left while balancing on one foot.

Charge Attacks:

T+(TT): Shoots ammo out of his cannon, which lands in front of him a moment 
later.
ST+(TT): Swings his weapon right, then brings his weapon upwards hitting the 
enemy in the air, then swings his flail in a circle hitting the enemy(and any
around him), and finishes it off with a burst of energy that hits surrounding
enemies.
SST+(TT): Swings his weapon right, then left, then brings it down, stomps his 
feet which hits and dazes nearby enemies, finally he shoots ammo out of his
cannon which lands in front of him moments later.
SSST+(TTTT): Swings his weapon right, then left, then down, then swings his
weapon in a circle, then stands on one foot while swinging his weapon in a
circle while slowing going forward(you can change direction).

Mounted Attacks:

S: Swings his weapon downward to the right.
SS: Swings his weapon downward to the right then upward.
SSS: Swings his weapon downward to the right, then upward, and then downward
again.
SSSS+(SSSS): Swings his weapon downward to the right, then upward, then 
downward, and then swings his weapon in a circle motion several times.
T: Horse stomps the ground hitting nearby enemies.
While Running+T: Horse jumps and stomps ground htting nearby enemies.
ST: Swings his weapon downward to the right and then swings it upward.
SST: Swings his weapon downward to the right, then upward, and then brings it 
straight down to the right.
SSST: Swings his weapon downward to the right, then upward, and then stands 
on his hands and shoots ammo out of his cannon to the right hitting nearby 
enemies.

Counters/Deadlocks/Musou Attacks

Counter(Hold L1 and then press T just as an enemy attacks you): Swings down 
on the enemy hard.
Deadlock(You and a general attack at the same time and your weapons collide, 
tap S rapidly to win): Swings his weapon horizontally to the left, then 
swings it downward, then bends over and shoots the enemy with his cannon.
Musou(Holding O): Puts ammo in his cannon and shoots enemies.
Musou(Tap O): You can do any of the moves mentioned above by just tapping O 
then doing the attack/combo. I recommend his C4(SSST+(SSSS)).

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VIII. Goemon\'s Tale/Stage Flow
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Stage 1>>                         Gifu Intrusion
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Stage 2>>                         Dance of Kyoto
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Stage 3>>            Dance of Osaka(Lower)    Crossing Iga(Upper)
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Stage 4>>        Dance of Ise(Lower)            Osaka Intrusion(Upper)
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Stage 5>>   Dance of Azuchi Castle(Lower)        Goemon the Wild(Upper)

Stage 2 - Dance of Kyoto is Goemon\'s Branch Point. If you defeat Keiji(for 
the last and final time) you will be taken to Stage 3 - Crossing Iga which is 
the Upper Branch. However, if you defeat all Oda Officers BEFORE defeating 
Keiji for the last time, then you will be taken to Stage - 3 Dance of Osaka 
which is the Lower Branch. Stage 4 - Osaka Intrusion(Upper) will also give 
you Goemon\'s second ending if you do not use your cannon(T or hold R1 then 
press S or T). If you do use your cannon it will wake up Hideyoshi and you 
will have to defeat him with Hanzo on top of that. Defeat him to proceed to 
Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild(Upper). I will cover more on Goemon\'s ending(s) in 
section X. Goemon Ishikawa\'s Endings.

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IX. Walkthrough/Mission Completion
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1. Stage/Mission Listing:

     Stage 1 - Gifu Intrusion
       1A. Treasure\'s mine!
       1B. Brat
       1C. Don\'t put on airs!
       1D. Wife and Brat
       1E. Silent Treatment
       1F. Popular Guy

     Stage 2 - Dance of Kyoto(Branch Point)
       2A. Compete with Okuni
       2B. Elusive, Part 1
       2C. Elusive, Part 2
       2D. Elusive, Part 3
       2E. Elusive, Finale
       2F. Uninvited Guests
       2G. The Cycle Ends

     Stage 3 - Crossing Iga(Upper Branch)
       3A. Stop Ieyusa
       3B. Fake Trap
       3C. Which is the Decoy?
       3D. The Real Trap
       3E. No Escape
       3F. Lonely Guy
       3G. The Real Shadow

     Stage 4 - Osaka Intrusion(Upper Branch)
       4A. Treasure Found
       4B. Bad Student
       4C. Not over yet
       4D. Shake the Castle
       4E. Burning Spirit
       4F. No Cannons Allowed

     Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild(Upper Branch)
       5A. What\'s mine is mine
       5B. Venting Anger
       5C. Little Rat
       5D. Help from my friends
       5E. For Love
       5F. Good Grief

     Stage 3 - Dance of Osaka(Lower Branch)
       3A. Goddess of Victory
       3B. Playtime is not over
       3C. Forbidden Love
       3D. Repel the Invader

     Stage 4 - Dance of Ise(Lower Branch)
       4A. One Mind, One Body
       4B. No one passes
       4C. Brat in the way
       4D. Thinking Ahead
       4E. Greatest Obstacle

     Stage 5 - Dance of Azuchi Castle(Lower Branch)
       5A. Guide
       5B. Patrol
       5C. Food and Shelter
       5D. Lineage
       5E. Escort
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2. Walkthrough

This part of the section will provide strategies I used to complete each of
Goemon\'s stages. I will list them in the same order as I did in the 
Stage/Mission Listing since this is the same way they are listed in Goemon\'s 
\"Missions\" in the Vault. This part of the section will cover how to beat the 
stages to proceed to the next one(while covering some missions that come up 
while doing them). For information on how to unlock all of Goemon\'s missions 
and get 100% Mission Completion, refer to subsection 3. Mission Completion.

Stage 1 - Gifu Intrusion
Victory Condition: Plover Urn is found
Defeat Condition: Player is defeated
Time: 25\'00\'00

A castle stage right off the bat. Beautiful. Ok, let\'s begin.

Floor 1: When you start the level, Goemon will have a little dialogue and 
your first mission is to collect a treasure(a weapon or item box) on each 
floor. You only need to get one treasure on each floor but you can get more 
if you want. However, I will only guide you how to get one treasure on each 
floor. You start in front of a door, smash the door to open it(you should 
know this by now), and move down the hallway. You want to ignore enemies for 
the most part in castle stages or you will waste time, and you\'re not given a 
lot of time in this particular stage. Turn left when you can. There\'s a trap 
floor around the corner which slides open to reveal spikes. If you\'re not 
fast enough, jump to avoid falling into the spikes. Follow that path and 
there will be another trap floor around that corner so get passed that. You 
should be in a more open area now, which has numerous trap floors. Get passed 
them and turn left again. Head up the hallway(avoiding another trap floor) 
and head through the door straight in front of you. You should be in a small 
room now, with a door to your right and a door straight ahead of you. Take 
the door straight ahead of you. Follow that path into another small room, 
which has a yellow box in it. Break the box to get a weapon. You should get a 
message that says the stairs to the next floor are now accessible. Head back 
to the small room and take the other door now. Head straight down that 
hallway until there is a door in front of you and go through it. You should 
be in a larger room with Ranmaru Mori in it. You will get a mission to 
eliminate him. So eliminate him, and he drops a gold bar(gives you 200 exp.). 
The top right corner of that room should be a door, so go through it. Head 
straight again until you get to another door and go through it as well. You 
should be in another small room, go through the door in front of you. Once 
again, another small room, turn left(there\'s a trap floor so watch out), and 
go through that door. You should see the stairs so go up the stairs.

Floor 2: Once you start this floor head straight and then left through a 
door. There is a trap right in front of the door, so roll(R2) to evade it. 
Right after that trap there is another trap floor so get passed that as well. 
Turn left and go through the door. You should be in a small room, you can 
take either door, they will lead to the same place. There should be a general 
in that room, you can defeat him if you want. You should see a door a little 
to your right, go through that door(you will see another door to your left 
but it leads to the area you just came from). Head down in that room and 
there should be a door to your left, take it. No head straight and you will 
enter another room, which will have another yellow box. Break it for an 
item(You should get a Treasure Found message afterwards). Head back to the 
room where the general is/was, and take the hallway to your left. You should 
follow it until you\'re in front of a door, so go through it. There should be 
another door straight in front of you, go through it. Head up the hallway and 
there should be another door right in front of you, go through it. Noh should 
be in this room. You will get a mission to eliminate her(If you didn\'t 
eliminate Ranmaru Mori on Floor 1, he will be in here as well, and this 
mission will become be to eliminate both of them). So eliminate her and she 
will drop a gold bar. You take either door that at the end of the room, they 
lead to the same room. Head to the right where there is a small hallway. 
There should be doors on your left and right and some stairs which will lead 
to a trap(You will notice a yellow box on a higher level near the trap, but 
Goemon can\'t get that, only Hanzo Hattori and Kunoichi can get things that 
are in places like that). Take the door to your left. Head straight through 
the door in the room you just entered. Turn right(watch out for the trap a 
little ways down) and there should be a door to your right(near the trap). Go 
through that door. Toshie Maeda should be in this room. Defeat him and you 
can go up the stairs.

Floor 3: Head straight then turn left. Follow that hallway until you see the 
spiked walls. They close in on you. So to avoid them, run forward a little, 
to \"trigger\" the spike walls to smash together, and as they are coming apart, 
run through them there. You won\'t get hit this way. Get to the end of the 
hall, and turn right. There should be more spiked walls, and a yellow box. 
Use the same method above to get to the yellow box unharmed. The yellow box 
has an item in it(time to head for the stairs). Now go the other way from 
where you came and head down the hall. Turn left and go through that door. 
Head down until you enter another hallway and follow it. You should come to a 
room with a general in it. Defeating him is up to you. At the end of the room 
with the general in it is a door, so go through it. Turn left as you enter 
the next room and go through the hallway and turn left again which should 
bring you to another door to go through. At the end of the room you just 
entered, take the door to the right. Turn left and keep heading straight 
until you get to a room with another general in it. Take the door to the 
right in that room. Now head straight and then turn left in the next 
room(watch out there are a lot of traps in this room). You should see the 
next room, which leads to the stairs. Hanzo Hattori will appear and you will 
have to defeat him to get to the stairs. Eliminate him and head up the 
stairs.

Floor 4: You should now be in the \"Boss Room\" with Mitsuhide Akechi and 
Kunoichi in it. You only have to defeat Mitsuhide to beat the stage, so 
eliminate him and you\'re done. Watch out for the walls though, as they flip 
over to reveal spikes that hurt you.
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Stage 2 - Dance of Kyoto
Victory Condition: Keiji is defeated(takes you to upper branch) or all Oda 
reinforcements are defeated(takes you to lower branch)
Deafeat Condition: Okuni is defeated
Time: 

This map is a little hard to navigate for most people, so I will do my best 
to direct you through this \"maze\" of a map. Your first mission is to attack 
Keiji before Okuni does and defeat Keiji and protect the Miscreant(They look 
like strike ninjas/sumos). So head over to where Keiji is(he\'s by the south 
gate near the middle of the screen). You may have noticed those walls with 
the \"Wanted\" posters of Goemon I mentioned in section III. You can break 
these, just hold R1 and aim at the wall and press S or T. Once you defeat 
Keiji, he will appear again, a little to the south where you just defeated 
him the first time. So head to his location and defeat him again. After you 
defeat him, head towards the northwest corner of the map, as this is where he 
appears again. He should appear there a little before you get there. So hurry 
to his location and defeat him before he defeats the miscreant. Moments after 
you defeat Keiji, Oda reinforcements will appear in the northwest corner(near 
the gate). Defeat them so they won\'t cause any trouble for the Miscreants or 
Okuni later on. A \"green\" mission appears to complete, if you do defeat all 
ten Oda reinforments/generals that appear, you will be taken to Goemon\'s 
lower branch stage, which is Dance of Osaka. I will cover this later in the 
stage or you can refer to section VIII. Goemon\'s Tale/Stage Flow. After you 
defeat the Oda general in the northwest, another one appears to east of 
there(to the direct north). Defeat him so he doesn\'t cause any problems for 
you later on. Keiji should appear in this same exact location a few moments 
later, so defeat him as well. More Oda reinforcements will appear shortly 
after in the northeastern corner(by a gate again). Defeat them so they don\'t 
cause problems later on. After you defeat those reinforcements(general) 
another one will appear south of where the last one appeared(to the west near 
another gate). So head south(you will encounter another wall on your way, so 
break it) and defeat the general. On your way to the Oda general, Keiji will 
appear in the middle of the map. After you defeat the Oda general, head 
towards Keiji\'s location to defeat him before he defeats the miscreant. By 
now, MORE Oda reinforcements should have appeared to the south. Take are of 
Keiji in the middle before you head towards them. Once you do defeat Keiji, 
head south and defeat the Oda general. By the time you arrive to the Oda 
reinforcements, Keiji should have appeared again to the southwest(by a gate). 
When Keiji appears to the southwest, the mission will be green instead of 
blue this time. If you defeat Keiji now, the stage will end and you will be 
taken to Goemon\'s upper branch Stage 3 - Crossinng Iga. However, if you don\'t 
defeat Keiji now, more Oda reinforcements will appear. The next Oda general 
will appear near Keiji(sometimes right by him, so be careful not to defeat 
Keiji on accident if you\'re trying to defeat the Oda general. If you defeated
the Oda general, another one should appear to the west(near a gate) shortly 
after, so defeat him. Shortly after, yet again, another Oda general will 
appear as reinforcements to the north of the one you just beat(by a gate 
again). Can you guess what appears after this? That\'s right, another Oda 
general as reinforcements. He appears all the way on the other side to the 
far east. I suggest you go through the west gate and go through the middle, 
and exit out of the east gate to get to him. He is the very last of the Oda 
reinforcements, and as soon as you defeat him, the stage will end and you 
will be taken to Goemon\'s lower branch Stage 3 - Dance of Kyoto.
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Stage 3 - Crossing Iga(Upper Branch)
Victory Condition: Ieyusa Tokugawa is defeated
Defeat Condition: Mitsuhide Akechi is eliminated, or Ieyusa Tokugawa reaches
Nagonoura
Time: 30\'00\'00

Head north and take the path that is straight ahead of you. You should 
encounter Hanzo Hattori soon, so defeat him. Keep heading north and you will 
be in a base/fort where Tadakatsu Honda resides. Defeat him(and the Reserve 
Captain if you feel like it), and it will open the doors in the upper left 
corner of the base/fort. Go through the doors and head to Ieyusa Tokugawa and
defeat him. Now head inside the fort/base to the north and take out the 
reserve captain. After a few moments two Ieyusa Tokugawa\'s will appear. If 
you kill either of them now, you will fail the mission to eliminate the real 
Ieyusa Tokugawa. The doors of the fort/base you are in should have closed by 
now and ambush parties should have appeared in the fort/base. Just take out 
the squad leaders(They\'re all wind ninjas I believe) and the doors will open 
back up. Hanzo Hattori should have appeared by now and going after Magoichi 
Saika. So provide support for Magoichi by defeating Hanzo. Don\'t go after any
of the Tokugawa\'s yet. After a few moments Hanzo should appear in the 
southwest corner(by a gate) again. Head towards him and eliminate him. 
Moments later the Tokugawa in the south should be revealed as the decoy. Now, 
defeat Tokugawa who is in the fort/base to the northeast and the stage is 
over.
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Stage 4 - Osaka Intrusion(Upper Branch)
Victory Condition: Plover Urn is acquired
Defeat Condition: Player is defeated
Time: 35\'00\'00

Ugh, this is probably the castle stage I hate the most. However, you can get 
a Rare Item in this stage on the first floor(doesn\'t matter what difficulty 
you\'re playing, you can get rare items on any difficulty). So I will be a 
nice guy for once and guide you on how to get it as well as getting through 
this dreaded stage.

Floor 1: You get a mission to acquire all the treasure on Floor 1. Head up 
until you get to the end of a hallway that has two yellow boxes in them. The
one on the left has the item(treasure #1) in it, the other has nothing. Now 
head back out and go down until you get to another hallway. You should enter
a room with paintings on the wall to the left, a door to the right, and a 
door at the very end of the room(straight ahead). Go through the door at the
very end of the room. Once you enter the hallway, ninjas will jump from the 
ceiling and pound the ground which can knock you down(This happens A LOT in 
castle stages so be aware of these guys). You should come out of the hallway
to a larger room. Turn left and take the door that\'s in this corner. You 
should be in a smaller room with a box, but it only has a musou full - 5 
seconds in it so it doesn\'t count as treasure. The door to the right leads 
back to the large room, while the door straight ahead leads to another 
hallway, so take that door. Head up the hallway(look out for traps) and into
the door straight ahead. To the left of the room is a box with an item in it,
so grab it. Head back to the large room and go through the other door(should 
be to the left when you re-enter the large room). Follow that path until you 
get to a room with a general in it. Be careful, there\'s nine musket units in 
this room and they can be annoying, try to evade them by rolling. There is a 
box with a weapon in it in the right corner(near where you enter the room). 
Grab it, you can kill the general if you want, it doesn\'t matter. Now head 
back to the room with the paintings on the wall and take the other 
door(should be on your far left when you re-enter this room). Follow the path 
and you will come to a path with Kunoichi in it. A mission to eliminate her 
will come up so eliminate her. After you eliminate her head through the door 
straight in front of you and follow the hallway until you see a door straight 
in front of you. Head through that door and you\'ll be in a small room with 
another door straight ahead. Go through that door and you will be in a room 
with several traps. So avoid them while going left to get to a small hallway. 
In this small hallway, barricades rise from the floor, so smash them, after 
the second one, and on your way to the third one, enemies will drop from the 
ceiling and try to hurt you so watch out for them. Go through the door at the 
end and get the box with the weapon on it. That should be all the treasure on 
the floor, which should trigger the special item report. The rare item is in 
a black box near your starting location. Go back and grab it. This rare item 
is the Guiding Doll, which will pin point where treasure is in a castle with 
a pink dot on the map(you must equip it). Now go back to the small room where 
Kunoichi was and take the door to the right. Follow the hallway and there is 
another door. Go through it and then go up the stairs Note: The stairs won\'t 
be open if you didn\'t get enough treasure. You don\'t need all oof the 
treasure like I guided you but just enough(you should get a message when you 
have enough).

Floor 2: Note: If you\'ve already beat his Story mode once and you\'re playing 
on Hard or Chaos you can get his Fifth Weapon if you do this in under 5 
minutes of the stage start - NOT the floor start. At the start of the floor 
you will get a mission to check all the rooms on the second floor. Run 
straight ahead and go through the door. Follow the small hallway until you 
get to a door leading to a small room. There\'s a door to the right so go 
through that and you\'ll be in a big room(Should be a general in it). Go 
through the door at the bottom left side of that large room. Head straight 
until you see a door and go through it. There should be another general in 
it. Head back to the large room, except turn right before you get to it and 
you should be in a wide hallway. Head straight down the hallway until you can 
turn right again and follow that hallway. There should be a door at the end 
so go through it. Go back to where the hallway \"forks\" in three directions 
and turn right. You should be in front door which leads to another large 
room(should be a general in it also). Run straight and there is a door there. 
Go through it and follow the hallway to another door, which leads to a small 
room. Go in the room, now go back to the large room(the one you were just in) 
and go through the door in the upper right corner. Follow the path until you 
see a door, which leads to another small room. There should be another door 
to your right, so go through it. Head straight(avoid the traps) and then turn 
right(you should see another general). Go through the door in front of you 
and into the room. There should be another door in front of you so head 
through there and keep going straight until you see a general. There should 
be a door to your left a little past the general so go through it. Another 
small room, and another general. Go through the door straight ahead of you in 
the small room(the other one leads to the same place, just on a different 
side). Turn left and another barricade should pop up. Destroy it and go 
through the door in front of you. Now back track to the room that you were in 
to get to these rooms you were just in. Take one of the doors straight ahead 
of you(when you re-enter the room). Take the door on your right(at the end of 
the room) and follow the hallway into another room. There should only be one 
room left after this, so back track to the northwest corner of the map(near 
the blue icon for the stairs) And go through the door that you haven\'t 
smashed in(or maybe you did already). This is the last room and the mission 
should then be complete...finally. Head through the other door, follow the 
path until you reach the stairs and go up them. 

Floor 3: Go straight and turn right. Follow that hallway until there\'s a door
to the left. Enter the small room and go through the door straight ahead. 
Stay on your right side and go keep going straight(should be a floor trap and
barricade). When you see a door on your left, take it and enter the room. At
the very end of the room is a door to the left, go through that door. Head 
straight, then turn right, and then head straight again until you see a door,
which leads to a small room. Take the door to your right and head down the 
hallway. A little ways down, Goemon will say something isn\'t right. There is
a hidden room behind a breakable wall with one of those \"Wanted\" posters of 
Goemon. In this room there is an empty barrel and a box with speed up boost. 
You can get it if you want to make things go faster. Once you get to the end
of a hallway and enter a different looking room, turn right. Follow the 
hallway until you enter a room. In this room there should be a door to your
left(near the end), take that door, as it leads to the stairs. Keiji is 
guarding the stairs however, so defeat him and go up the stairs.

Floor 4: Go straight then turn right. Go through the hallway(there are 
barricades) and enter the next room. Take the door to your left in this room.
Turn left then go through the door into another room. Keep going straight and
take the door in front of you. Keep going straight until you see a door on 
your right, go through it. In this room take the door in the upper left 
corner(not the one in front of you). Go up the hallway then turn left when 
you see a door in front of you(don\'t take this one). Take this door(upper 
left corner again). In this rooms enemies jump from the ceiling to hurt you
again so watch out. Go through the door in front of you, there\'s another 
hallway with more barricades. Destroy them, then go into the room where the
stairs are. Yukimaru Sanada will appear and you have to defeat him to open 
the stairs. Defeat him then go up the stairs.

Floor 5: You\'ll be in the Boss Room now. Goemon will talk trying to creep
slowly to find the treasure. After a few moments Hanzo will appear. Your 
mission is to defeat him without making a big noise(using your cannon in 
other words). However, if you defeat Hanzo doing this, the stage will end, 
and you will get Goemon\'s second ending, which will not allow you to proceed
to Stage - 5 Goemon the Wild. So in order to get his last stage, use your 
cannon. Hideyoshi will wake up and you will not have to defeat him and Hanzo.
To get Goemon\'s second ending, beat Hanzo without using your cannon. Either 
way, this level is finally over...
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Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild(Upper Branch)
Victory Condition: Hideyoshi Toyotomi is defeated
Defeat Condition: Goemon Ishikawa is defeated
Time: 45\'00\'00

Your first mission will appear after a few moments. You must collect all the
treasure in the stage. There are a total of eight boxes with Goemon\'s 
treasure(If you\'re familiar with the Honnouji trick then you should already
know where the locations are). First, head south and defeat the general there
and seal the gate(it\'s to the south) by breaking the wall. After you have 
done that head back north and defeat the general up there and seal the gate. 
Now head west, you should see a box to your right, this is one the treasures. 
Keep heading west and defeat the general in the very north and seal the gate 
there. After you do that, keep heading west until you can turn left. You 
should be heading south now. Head south until you encounter another general 
and defeat him. There is a box with another treasure in it. It\'s in a corner 
near his starting location, so grab it. Wrap around the building and head to 
the gate that was behind them. Seal it. Head south(there\'s another breakable 
wall), and Ieyusa Tokugawa should have appeared by now. Mission to eliminate 
him will appear. On your way to him, seal the other gate that is south of the
one you just sealed moments ago. Now head to Tokugawa and defeat him, seal 
the gate that is by him as well. Keiji should have arrived to the north as 
your ally by now(Notice that the Defeat Condition has changed from Goemon 
being defeated to any allied officers, so be careful of that). After 
defeating Tokugawa and sealing his gate, head east and you\'ll encounter 
Hanzo. Defeat him. Now break the breakable wall that he was close to(the one 
that leads north). Head north up that path until you can turn right into an 
ally which is a deadend. There is a box with another treasure in it, so grab 
it. Okuni should have appeared to the southeast as your ally by now. After a 
few moments a mission to rescue her will come up. So head back to where Hanzo 
was and break the wall that leads to the east in order to rescue Okuni. 
Kunoichi should be close by so take her out. Okuni should be rescued now, if 
she wasn\'t defeated before you got to her. A mission to rescue Keiji(believe
it or not) will appear soon after Okuni\'s rescue if not before. He should be
around where Ieyusa started at or a little further north. So back and rescue
him. Head back to where a Okuni is and head north through the middle path,
which leads to a gate. There will be a huge weapon called the Destroyer. So
destroy the destroyer and seal the gate nearby. Continue to head north until
you reach the south gate. Turn left when you can(while you\'re still outside
of the south gate) and you will see another box that has a treasure in it, so
grab it. One of Hideyoshi\'s subgenerals should be in front of the south gate
so defeat him. Now go through the south gate and you will encounter Yukimaru.
Defeat Yukimaru and the gates to the north, west, and east will open. There 
is a box in the \"rooms\" to the west and east, in the corners of each of those 
areas, so grab both of them. Go through the north gate that opened(when you 
defeated Yukimaru) and defeat the two subgenerals of Hideyoshi\'s that are 
standing in front of the temple. From there, head west and then north, until 
you reach the \"room\" in the northwestern area. One of Hideyoshi\'s subgenerals
is in front of the already opened gate leading to the room. Defeat him and 
continue to the room. There is another treasure here, so grab it. From the 
room you just got the treasure in, head east. Further down and along the 
walls to the left, there is another box with treasure, so grab it. That 
should be all the treasures and you will complete the mission. After a little
dialogue from Goemon, the next mission will be to eliminate Hideyoshi 
Toyotomi. You have to get close to the door leading inside the temple. Goemon
will then have dialogue about opening the door. I don\'t think it makes a 
difference in the end who opens the door, whether you choose Okuni or Keiji(I
always got Okuni because she was always in front of the south gate). So ask 
one of them and they will run to the door and open it for you when they get 
close to it. Go inside ad defeat Hideyoshi to end the stage which will get 
you Goemon\'s first ending.
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Stage 3 - Dance of Osaka(Lower Branch)
Victory Condition: Nobunaga Oda is defeated
Defeat Condition: Magoichi Saika or Okuni is defeated, or the City of Saika 
is defeated
Time: 60\'00\'00

You start off in the center of the stage. Your first mission appears a few 
moments after the level starts. You must defend the City of Saika, aka the 
Reserve Captains by each gate from being defeated by the enemies. Basically 
all you have to do, is defeat each of the generals by the gates. The Reserve
Captains can take care of themselves after that. And to make it even easier 
for you, the enemies don\'t start attacking the gates until you get close to 
them. So, from your starting position, head east and defeat Toshie Maeda by 
that gate. After that, head west to the gate that is more to the center of 
the stage(Magoichi or Okuni should be fighting there, usually Magoichi, 
sometimes neither of them). Defeat Nagahide Niwa who is near that gate. Head
west again and go north when you can, and defeat Koroku Hachisuka. Go all the
way down south until you encounter Kazumasu Takigawa and defeat him. Okuni or
Magoichi should be fighting Nobumori Sakuma, and if one of them hasn\'t 
defeated him yet, head east from where you defeated Kazumasu Takigawa and 
defeat Nobumori Sakuma. Usually Oichi tries to advance toward and assault one
of the gates after the last general outside of the gates of the Oda main camp
is defeated. So defeat her before she gets too far(You can go for Noh first 
which will be a mission you wouldn\'t get if you encountered Oichi first). 
After Oichi is defeated you will get a mission to eliminate Nobunaga. So 
defeat him and the stage is over. Easy.
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Stage 4 - Dance of Ise(Lower Branch)

Victory Condition: Goemon Ishikawa and Okuni reach Escape Point
Defeat Condition: Okuni or Goemon Ishikawa is defeated
Time: 30\'00\'00

This stage is a bit annoying. Your first mission is to advance, but stay 
close to Okuni. If you get to far away from her, she will complain and the 
mission will fail. Another annoying thing is that Okuni stops for a lot of 
the enemies, which just makes this stage all the more long. So stay close to
Okuni and try to take out squad leaders. A ninja unit will strike out in the
very beginning of the stage, so kill them or most of them and the rest will 
retreat soon enough. Once you advance to the north, you\'ll come upon a 
fort/base with Kazumasu Takigawa in it. Defeat him and any squad leaders near
him to clear out the enemies. Continue to head north(staying close to Okuni 
remember) and you will come to a second fort/base with Ranmaru Mori in it. A 
mission to eliminate Ranmaru Mori will appear when you get close to him. So 
eliminate him and again, kill any squad leaders in the area to clear the area
of enemies. Now, you will head out of the east door of the fort/base(as this 
is where Okuni goes) and eventually encounter Nagahide Niwa. Same routine, 
defeat him and any squad leaders to clear the area of enemies quickly. 
Continue to head east(another ninja strike force will appear so kill them 
quickly) and then turn south and take the path into the center 
fort/base(city?), which is where Mitsuhide Akechi resides. A mission to 
defeat Mitsuhide Akechi will appear once you get close to him. So defeat him 
and any squad leaders around him once again. Continue to head south after 
this. Once you reach the bottom fort/base, head east again. A mission to 
eliminate Hanzo Hattori will appear. You know the drill, defeat Hanzo Hattori
and any squad leaders in the area to clear out the enemies. Cross the bridge 
Hazno was on and head north. You will eventually reach another fort/base 
where Nobutada Oda is located. That\'s right, defeat him and any squad leaders
around the area. Continue to head north. Once you are get close to the escape
point, Oda troops will appear. The first mission(Advance but stay close to 
Okuni) should be accomplished by this time. Now you must defeat the Oda 
troops and not let them pass or reach the mark on the map(a new one appears 
when you complete the first mission). I believe three waves of troops appear
and you must defeat them to end the stage. Note: I believe if you do not 
eliminate Ranmaru Mori, Mitsuhide Akechi, and/or Hanzo Hattori they will 
appear with each of the waves(such as Ranmaru Mori appearing with the first 
wave, Mitsuhide Akechi with the second, and Hanzo Hattori with the third). 
Although I haven\'t confirmed this yet since I\'ve always eliminated them when
the mission appeared.
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Stage 5 - Dance of Azuchi Castle(Lower Branch)
Victory Condition: Keiji Maeda is defeated
Defeat Condition: Player is defeated
Time: 45\'00\'00

Another castle level...Big joy is in my heart...

Floor 1: Go straight and take the door to your left. Once you get to the end
of the hallway turn to your left slightly and go through the door on your
left. Take the door to your right in the next room. Go down the hallway and 
try to avoid the blades swinging back and forth by either rolling over the 
part that they swing or try jumping over them. At the end of a hallway is a 
door that leads to a small room with a general in it. You have to defeat the
general to open the door to the left. Once he\'s defeated, take the door to 
the left, and head up the hallway. You\'ll see another general in this room. 
Behind him is a door on to the right side, go through it. In the small room 
take the door straight ahead of you and keep going straight until you see a 
door to your left, go through it. Take the door to your right and turn right.
Take the door to the right side of the hallway, as this is the room that 
leads to the stairs. Go up the stairs.

Floor 2: Go straight through the door and follow the hallway that leads to
another small room. Take the door straight ahead of you in the small room. 
Turn slightly left in the hallway and follow the halllway straight down. 
You\'ll go down a small staircase and there will be a door to your left, go 
through it. Oichi should be in this room and a mission to eliminate her 
appears. So defeat Oichi and take the door straight ahead of you(in the small
room Oichi was in). Turn right and go through the door in the hallway. Go up
the stairs.

Floor 3: Go straight and through the door. Turn left and take the door to 
your left. Go through the door straight ahead of you in the small room. Turn
right and go through the door. When in that room, turn right and go through 
the door at the very end of the room(watch out for ninjas jumping down from 
the ceiling). Follow the hallway and go through the door at the end. In this 
room, take the door to your right(watch out for ninjas again). Turn right and
take the door to your right. There should be a general in the small room. 
Take the door to your left. Follow the hallway up until you enter a huge room
with a winding flight of stairs. Go all the way up the staircase, evading 
enemy attacks by rolling on the way. Go up the stairs.

Floor 4: Go straight and take the door to your right. Follow the hallway 
until you see a door to your right, go through it. In the small room, take 
the door straight ahead of you. Take the door straight ahead of you again in
the next room. There should be a general in this room. Again, take the door 
that is straight ahead of you in that room. Keep going straight down the 
hallway and take the door in front of you. Kazumasu Takigawa should be in 
this room. He tries to warn everybody of the intruder(you) and a mission will
appear to eliminate him before reinforcements arrive. Defeat him and take the
door straight ahead. Turn left and then turn right and follow the hallway 
into the next room with the stairs. Go up the stairs.

Floor 5: Go straight and take the door straight ahead. In this room take the
door to the right. Noh should be in this small room. A mission to eliminate 
her will appear. So defeat Noh and take the door straight ahead. Keep going 
straight until you find a door in front of you, which leads to a small room. 
Take the door to your right from the small room(watch out for ninjas again). 
Go straight and then turn left(watch out for traps in this part of the room) 
and go straight again. Go through the door in front of you, which leads to 
the stairs. Before you go up the stairs, take the door to your left(you\'ll 
see it when you first enter the room) Follow the hallway up(it\'s a trap so 
watch out). Toshie Maeda will be in this room and a mission to eliminate him
will appear. Eliminate Toshie Maeda and then go back to the room with the 
stairs. Go up the stairs.

Floor 6: You\'ll be in the Boss Room now. You must protect Okuni from Keiji. 
Defeat Keiji and the stage is over. Beating this stage will give you Okuni\'s
first ending.
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3. Mission Completion

This part of the section will provide information on how to unlock and 
complete every mission in every stage of Goemon Ishikawa\'s. I will list the
stages and missions in the same order as I did in the Stage/Mission Listing
subsection.

Stage 1 - Gifu Intrusion

1A. Treasure\'s Mine!
Mission Details: Collect the treasures on each floor!
How to Achieve: Collect one item or weapon on each floor.

1B. Brat
Mission Details: Eliminate Ranmaru Mori.
How to Achieve: Eliminate Ranmaru Mori on the first floor.

1C. Don\'t put up airs!
Mission Details: Eliminate Noh!
How to Achieve: Eliminate Noh on the second floor.

1D. Wife and Brat
Mission Details: Eliminate Noh and Ranmaru!
How to Achieve: Do not eliminate Ranmaru on the first floor. When you get to
Noh on the second Ranmaru will be in beside her. Eliminate both Noh and 
Ranmaru.

1E. Silent Treatment
Mission Details: Eliminate Hanzo Hattori!
How to Achieve: Eliminate Hanzo when he appears in front of the stairs that
lead up to the fourth floor.

1F. Popular Guy
Mission Details: Eliminate Mitsuhide Akechi!
How to Achieve: Elimiate Mitsuhide Akechi on Floor 4.
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Stage 2 - Dance of Kyoto(Branch Point)

2A. Compete with Okuni
Mission Details: Attack Keiji Maeda before Okuni does!
How to Achieve: Run towards Keiji in the beginning of the level as fast as
you can and hit him.

2B. Elusive, Part 1
Mission Details: Defeat Keiji Maeda and protect miscreants!
How to Achieve: Defeat Keiji Maeda before he defeats the miscreant he
ambushed.

2C. Elusive, Part 2
Mission Details: Mission Details: Defeat Keiji Maeda and protect miscreants!
How to Achieve: Defeat Keiji Maeda before he defeats the miscreant he 
ambushed.

2D. Elusive, Part 3
Mission Details: Mission Details: Defeat Keiji Maeda and protect miscreants!
How to Achieve: Defeat Keiji Maeda before he defeats the miscreant he 
ambushed.

2E. Elusive, Finale
Mission Details: Mission Details: Defeat Keiji Maeda and protect miscreants!
How to Achieve: Defeat Keiji Maeda before he defeats the miscreant he 
ambushed.

2F. Uninvited Guests
Missions Details: Defeat the Oda reinforcements!
How to Achieve: Do not defeat Keiji Maeda \"once and for all\" when that 
mission appears to you in green. Instead defeat all the Oda generals that 
appear. I believe there are nine Oda generals that appear as reinforcements. 
Achieving this mission will take you to Goemon\'s Lower Branch, which is Stage
3 - Dance of Osaka.

2G. The Cycle Ends
Mission Details: Eliminate Keiji Maeda once and for all!
How to Achieve: Defeat Keiji when he appears for the last time and you see 
the mission to defeat him \"once and for all\" appear inn green. Do not defeat
ALL ofthe Oda reinforcements. Achieving this mission will take you to 
Goemon\'s Upper Branch, which is Stage 3 - Crossing Iga.
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Stage 3 - Crossing Iga(Upper Branch)

3A. Stop Ieyusa
Mission Details: Eliminate Ieyusa Tokugawa!
How to Achieve: Head north up to the fort where Honda is and defeat him to 
open the gates. Keep heading north and you will get to Tokugawa. Defeat him.

3B. Fake Trap
Mission Details: Eliminate the ambush party!
How to Achieve: Once you achieve mission 3A, go north into the fort/base. 
Stay in there for a while and when the two Ieyusa Tokugawa\'s show up on the 
map, the doors on the fort/base you are in will close and the ambush party(s)
will appear. Defeat the squad leaders(or everyone).

3C. Which is the Decoy?
Mission Details: Eliminate the real Ieyusa Tokugawa!
How to Achieve: Kill Hanzo when you encounter him. Then achieve mission 3A. 
Hanzo will appear east of Magoichi Saika and attack him. Achieve mission 3F. 
Hanzo will appear again to the southwest and head towards Mitsuhide Akechi. 
Eliminate Hanzo. After a few moments the \"fake\" Ieyusa in the south fort/base
will reveal himself as an ordinary Tokugawa general. Head towards the real 
Tokugawa in the north base and defeat him. Note: No matter which Tokugawa you
try to kill first it will be the decoy if you do not make the \"fake\" Ieyusa 
reveal himself first.

3D. The Real Trap
Mission Details: Eliminate Yasumasa Sakaibara!
How to Achieve: Achieve mission 3A. When the two Ieyusa Tokugawa\'s come out,
defeat the one to the north and stay in the camp. After a few moments, an 
ambush party will appear. Defeat the general Yasumasa Sakaibara.

3E. No Escape
Mission Details: Prevent Ieyusa Tokugawa from escaping!
How to Achieve: Achieve mission 3A first. Then fail mission 3C by defeating
one of the two Ieyusa Tokugawa\'s when they appear. After that, defeat the 
other(real) Ieyusa Tokugawa before he retreats.

3F. Lonely Guy
Mission Details: Provide support for Magoichi Saika!
How to Achieve: Defeat Hanzo and then achieve mission 3A. Hanzo will appear
near Magoichi after the two Ieyusa Tokugawa\'s appear. Defeat Hanzo again.

3G. The Real Shadow
Mission Details: Eliminate Hanzo Hattori!
How to Achieve: Defeat Hanzo and then achieve mission 3A. After the two 
Ieyusa Tokugawa\'s appear, achieve mission 3F. Shortly after you achieve 
mission 3F, Hanzo will appear again in the southwest corner(near a gate) and 
head towards Mitsuhide Akechi. Eliminate Hanzo one final time.
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Stage 4 - Osaka Intrusion(Upper Branch)

4A. Treasure found
Mission Details: Collect the treasures on the first floor!
How to Achieve: Collect enough treasure on the first floor to make the stairs
to the second floor accessible. Refer to the Walkthrough for more 
information.

4B. Bad Student
Mission Details: Eliminate Kunoichi!
How to Achieve: Eliminate Kunoichi on the first floor.

4C. Not over yet
Mission Details: Search the second floor for the Plover Urn!
How to Achieve: Search every room on the second floor. Refer to the
Walkthrough for more information.

4D. Shake the Castle
Mission Details: Eliminate Keiji Maeda!
How to Achieve: Eliminate Keiji Maeda on the third floor. He is in front of
the stairs leading to the fourth floor.

4E. Burning Spirit
Mission Details: Eliminate Yukimura Sanada!
How to Achieve: Eliminate Yukimaru Sanada on the fourth floor. He is in front
of the stairs leading to the fifth floor.

4F. No Cannons Allowed
Mission Details: Defeat Hanzo Hattori without making large noises!
How to Achieve: Defeat Hanzo Hattori without using your cannon. Note: 
Achieving this mission will get you Goemon\'s second ending but you will not
proceed to Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild if you have not unlocked it yet.
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Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild(Upper Branch)

5A. What\'s mine is mine
Mission Details: Find all treasures in the area!
How to Achieve: Find all treasure in the stage. Refer to the Walkthrough for
their locations.

5B. Venting Anger
Mission Details: Eliminate Ieyusa Tokugawa!
How to Achieve: After a certain amount of time is elapsed, Ieyusa Tokugawa
will appear in the southwestern corner of the map. Defeat him when he 
appears. Refer to the Walkthrough for more information.

5C. Little Rat
Mission Details: Eliminate Hideyoshi Toyotomi!
How to Achieve: Achieve mission 5A. This will trigger mission 5C. Get close 
to the temple door and Goemon will speak and won\'t be able to open it. Go ask
Okuni or Keiji to open it for you(by getting close to them). When either on 
of them get close to the door it will open. Run inside and defeat Hideyoshi 
Toyotomi.

5D. Help from my friends
Mission Details: Ask Okuni or Keiji to help you open the door!
How to Achieve: Achieve mission 5A. This will trigger mission 5C. Get close 
to the temple door and Goemon will speak and won\'t be able to open it. Go ask
Okuni or Keiji to open it for you(by getting close to them). When either one 
of them get close to the door it will open.

5E. For Love
Mission Details: Recue Okuni!
How to Achieve: When Okuni arrives to help you, she will soon get into 
trouble, triggering the mission. When the mission is triggered, run to her 
side and defeat any enemies near her(so she won\'t die later).

5F. Good Grief
Mission Details: Rescue Keiji Maeda!
How to Achieve: Soon after Okuni gets in trouble, so will Keiji. When the 
mission(5F) is triggered, run to Keiji\'s side and defeat any enemies around 
him(When I did this I had defeated just about everyone outside the gates, and
there was no one near him yet he still needed to be rescued and you still 
needed to run to his side to achieve the mission, go figure).
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Stage 3 - Dance of Osaka(Lower Branch)

3A. Goddess of Victory
Mission Details: Protect the City of Sakai from the enemy!
How to Achieve: Finish the stage without losing any gates. Note: You might be 
able to lose one or two and still achieve though I\'m not sure. If you lose
three gates however you lose and the stage will end. Either way, it\'s not 
hard to beat this stage without losing any gates.

3B. Playtime is not over
Mission Details: Do not let Oichi\'s Army advance any further!
How to Achieve: Defeat all generals outside the gates(everyone except 
Nobunaga, Noh, and Oichi). Once this is done, Oichi will start advancing 
towards one of the gates. Once the gates open that lead to her location, go
in and eliminate her before she seals a gate.

3C. Forbidden Love
Mission Details: Do not allow Noh to advance further!
How to Achieve: Do not trigger mission 3B. Before killing all generals 
outside the main Oda camp, head to the southwest. Outside of the gate where 
Noh is located is a Defense Guard. Defeat him and then rush into the gate and
defeat Noh before she seals a gate or before a gate is lost.

3D. Repel the Invader
Mission Details: Do not let Nobunaga\'s Army advance any further!
How to Achieve: Achieve mission 3B. After Oichi is defeated, all gates in the
Oda main camp will open. Defeat Nobunaga Oda before he seals a gate or a gate
is lost.
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Stage 4 - Dance of Ise(Lower Branch)

4A. One Mind, One Body
Mission Details: Advance, but stay close to Okuni!
How to Achieve: Advance all the way to the escape point(marked by an X on the 
map) without failing the mission. If you get too far away and Okuni complains 
twice(the first complaint is a warning, the second will mean you failed).

4B. No one passes
Mission Details: Do not allow any enemy troops to pass!
How to Achieve: When Okuni and Goemon reach the escape point, enemy troops 
will appear. A new mark(X) will be placed on the map. If any enemy troops 
pass that point then you fail the mission. Defeat all enemy troops(there are 
three waves I believe) without anyone passing and the stage will end and the 
mission will be achieved.

4C. Brat in the way
Mission Details: Eliminate Ranmaru Mori!
How to Achieve: Once you advance far enough to the north you will encounter 
Ranmaru Mori. Eliminate him.

4D. Thinking Ahead
Mission Details: Eliminate Mitsuhide Akechi!
How to Achieve: After advancing past Ranmaru Mori, you will go through the 
center fort/base. Mitsuhide Akechi is here. Eliminate him.

4E. Greatest Obstacle
Mission Details: Eliminate Hanzo Hattori!
How to Achieve: After advancing past Mitsuhide Akechi, you will head south 
and then east. This is where you will encounter Hanzo Hattori. Eliminate him.
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Stage 5 - Dance of Azuchi Castle(Lower Branch)

5A. Guide
Mission Details: Eliminate Oichi!
How to Achieve: Defeat Oichi on the second floor. Refer to Walktrhough for 
more information.

5B. Patrol
Mission Details: Defeat Kazumasu Takigawa\'s unit!
How to Achieve: Defeat Kazumasu Takigawa\'s unit on the fourth floor. Refer to 
Walkthrough for more information.

5C. Food and Shelter
Mission Details: Eliminate Noh!
Hoe to Achieve: Defeat Noh on the fifth floor. Refer to Walkthrough for more 
information.

5D. Lineage
Mission Details: Eliminate Toshie Maeda!
How to Achieve: Defeat Toshie Maeda on the fifth floor. Refer to Walkthrough 
for more information.

5E. Escort
Mission Details: Protect Okuni from Keiji Maeda!
How to Achieve: Defeat Keiji before Okuni is defeated. Note: I always 
defeated Keiji before he even laid a finger on Okuni, so I am unsure if you 
have to defeat Keiji before he defeats Okuni, or before Okuni is seriously 
hurt. Either way, defeating Keiji quickly will achieve the mission.

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X. Goemon Ishikawa\'s Endings
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First Ending(FMV Ending): 

You must beat Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild on his Upper Branch. In order to get 
his Upper Branch, play Stage 2 - Dance of Kyoto. You must defeat Keiji \"once 
and for all\" when the mission appears in green. Do not defeat all the Oda 
reinforcements, as this will take you to his Lower Branch. To proceed past 
Stage 4 - Osaka Intrusion on his Upper Branch, you must use your cannon on 
Hanzo(doesn\'t matter if you hit him) on the fifth floor when a mission 
appears in green to defeat Hanzo Hattori without making large noises. When 
you do use your cannon, it will wake up Hideyoshi. You will then have to 
defeat both Hanzo and Hideyoshi. This will unlock Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild. 
Clear that stage and you will get Goemon\'s first ending. For information 
regarding how to beat Stage 5 - Goemon the Wild, refer to Section IX. 
Subsection 2.

Second Ending(Cutscene Ending):

Do all that is mentioned above for the first ending. Except on Stage 4 - 
Osaka Intrusion do not use your cannon on Hanzo Hattori. Defeat Hanzo without 
using your cannon.

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XI. Credits
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- I\'d like to thank Koei for publishing such a great game. I\'d also like to 
thank Omega Force for developing such a great game. 

- I\'d like to thank my computer for not crashing on me at all while I was 
writing this.

- I\'d like to thank Geese911/Saint Tweeter for putting up with my constant 
ranting over AIM whenever I got stuck on a part in this game.

- And to anyone else who has anything to contribute in the future...?

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XII. Legal Notice/Disclaimer
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This FAQ is property of the author. It may only be used for private and 
personal use. It may not be copied or used on any other site except GameFAQs 
without the author\'s permission. If you so choose to do so, that is copyright 
infringement. If you try to alter or edit anything in this FAQ whatsoever, 
that is plagiarism.

Samurai Warriors is property of Koei and Omega Force. The author takes no 
credit whatsoever in the creation or distribution of Samurai Warriors. Koei 
and Omega Force hold all rights to Samurai Warriors.

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XIII. Contact
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Please DO NOT email me about something that is covered in the FAQ. If you 
email me about something that is already covered in the FAQ I will not reply, 
simple as that. If your mail is annoying, such as: in all CAPS, offensive, or 
just not clear at all I WILL NOT REPLY.

You may contact me at: ray1345586@hotmail.com