Items List Guide by VampireHorde
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Ninja Gaiden 
Items List Guide
Authored by VampireHorde

UPDATES: Entire soundtrack listing; additions and revisions.


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INTRODUCTION

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Thanks for clicking on the FAQ. This is a simple guide of all the items 
that Ryu collects throughout the entire game.  

Most (if not all) Ninja Gaiden players just collect the key items and 
never actually read the item\'s description.  (Does it even matter?)
If you\'re one of those kinds of people then this guide is perfect for 
you. I will list all the items that are received per chapter and the 
description that the in-game menu lists for it.
Everything from primary weapons to technique scrolls will be listed in 
their entirety. Basically, I\'m giving you a text version of the menu 
screen.

The items are broken down into the following categories:

-FMV Intro
The opening movie dialogue in text form.

-Primary weapons
This is Ryu\'s entire collection of melee weapons for combat use.

-Secondary weapons
This is Ryu\'s entire collection of projectiles for combat use.

-Armlets
This is Ryu\'s collection of various Armlets with different uses.

-Ninpo Magic
Scrolls that contain information on the specific uses of magic

-Energy Enhancements
Items used to heal or extend Ryu\'s life and magic bar.

-Key Items
Items that Ryu will use to progress in each chapter

-Technique Scrolls
Scrolls with information about special combat maneuvers

-Diaries and letters 
Basically what the title means.

-Chapter Introductions
The introductory paragraph for the beginning of each chapter

-Diary of the Monk
All the pages that give away the combination of the safe.

-Kunai scrolls
As an added bonus I will include every Kunai scroll in this list.
First of all, I\'m surprised that anybody reads the scrolls (or even 
picks them up for that matter).  It is my duty to include all the 
scrolls in a readable format so that you don\'t have to waste time 
reading them during the game.  

What is a Kunai Scroll?
As Ryu traverses from area to area, a dagger with a purple flower will 
be thrown (not tossed) into Ryu\'s vicinity on a wall or on the floor.  
The scroll inside the dagger will usually offer advice, tips, or even a 
foreshadowing of events to happen.  As silly as it sounds, everyone 
claims that it is Ayane who throws these scrolls to Ryu.  I disagree.  
I think it\'s the Dark Disciple who\'s behind ALL the silliness.

And even more extras not listed! LET\'S BEGIN!



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THE FMV INTRO

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THE EVIL DARK DRAGON BLADE...A legendary sword, said to have been 
carved out of the bones of a Black Dragon, it brought plague and death 
to the world during the age of ancient myth. It has been sealed by 
those of the Dragon Lineage since the dawn of history because of its 
incredible capacity for evil, made possible by the souls of the 
vanquished Black Dragons that dwell within it. It is said that if the 
blade\'s seal were to be broken, it would gather the hatred and evil of 
mankind and confer it upon the one who wields it, transforming him into 
the Devil incarnate; however not even those of the Dragon Lineage who 
protect it know the true extent of its power...

THE DRAGON SWORD...Another weapon protected by the Dragon Lineage since 
ancient times. This sword, which is said to have been used by Ancient 
Warriors to slay the Black Dragons, is now handed down from generation 
to generation in the Hayabusa Ninja Clan. The modern descendants of the 
Dragon Lineage.
And now, the Dragon Sword is firmly gripped in the hands of young 
Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa...



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PRIMARY WEAPONS

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-DRAGON SWORD
A Japanese Sword handed down in the Hayabusa Ninja Clan. It is carved 
out of the fang of a dragon.

-TRUE DRAGON SWORD
The legendary ultimate form of the Dragon Sword, achieved by fitting 
the Dragon\'s Eye into it. 

-PLASMA SABER
A state-of-the art weapon that uses a magnetic field to contain a 
stream of superheated plasma. 

-PLASMA SABER MK. II
A upgraded version of the Plasma Saber, in which the plasma oscillator 
has been tuned to the maximum.

-NUNCHAKU
A weapon made by joining two sticks together with a chain. It is very 
suited to free-form combo attacks.

-VIGOORIAN FLAIL
A weapon used by medieval Vigoorians. It can be swung like Nunchaku in 
combat.

-WAR HAMMER
Rachel\'s War Hammer. A Fiend Hunter\'s weapon, it is suitable for taking 
the heads off of fiends.

-DABILAHRO
A two-handed sword used by ancient Vigoorian berserkers. Due to its 
100-pound heft it is very powerful. 
(IMO, this weapon is a better-looking rip-off of Cloud\'s Buster sword 
from Final Fantasy VII.)

-SPEAR GUN
An auto-reloading spear gun. It is not of much use outside water.

-WOODEN SWORD
A sword made from wood. It is used mainly to practice sword fighting 
and is incapable of cutting attacks.

-UNLABORED FLAWLESSNESS
The true form of the Wooden Sword. Containing an ethereal sense of 
weight, its impacts are incredibly powerful.

-KITETSU
The weapon used by Doku, it is a cursed Japanese sword that feeds on 
the souls of those it slays.

-DARK DRAGON BLADE
It is an evil blade that has been sealed away by the Hayabusa Ninja 
Clan.  Chaos brings out its hellish power.



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SECONDARY WEAPONS

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-SHURIKEN
A simple cross-shaped throwing star.

-INCENDIARY SHURIKEN
A shuriken with a small timer-detonated explosive at the tip.

-WINDMILL SHURIKEN
A giant shuriken with four folding blades. When thrown, it returns to 
the thrower like a boomerang.

-BOW
A typical bow. As a projectile weapon that makes no sound, it has an 
advantage over firearms.

-STRONGBOW
A composite bow made in Vigoor in medieval times. It cannot be pulled 
by people of average strength.

-APFSDS CORES
The core section of tank shells. Made from a heavy tungsten material, 
they have superb penetration capability.

-EXPLOSIVE ARROWS
Arrows with explosive tips. Very destructive.



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ARMLETS

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-THE ARMLET OF THE SUN
An armlet engraved with a picture of the sun. When equipped, Ryu\'s 
attack power will increase.

-THE ARMLET OF THE MOON
An armlet ingraved (yes, it\'s spelled that way) with a picture of the 
moon. When equipped, Ryu\'s defensive power will increase.

-THE ARMLET OF BENEDICTION
An armlet emblazoned with the figure of a goddess. When equipped, it 
increases Yellow Essence absorption. 

-THE ARMLET OF FORTUNE
An armlet emblazoned with the figures of two elephants. When equipped, 
it increases Ki power build-up.

-THE ARMLET OF TRANQUILITY
An armlet engraved with the picture of an angel. When equipped, it 
gradually replenishes Ryu\'s health.



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NINPO MAGIC

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-THE ART OF THE FIRE WHEELS
Allows Ryu to control the spiritual waveforms around himself and create 
fire wheels that circle him.

-THE ART OF THE INFERNO
Allows Ryu to control fire at will, first enveloping him in flames and 
then shooting a fireball in front of him.

-THE ART OF THE ICE STORM
Allows Ryu to quickly change the atmosphere around him, creating a 
whirlwind containing shards of ice.

-THE ART OF THE INAZUMA
Allows Ryu to amplify his internal bioelectric current and blast it out 
to the surrounding area.



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ENERGY ENHANCEMENTS

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-ELIXIR OF SPIRITUAL LIFE
A spiritual elixir that heals Ryu\'s wounds slightly.

-GREAT SPIRIT ELIXIR
A spiritual elixir that completely heals Ryu\'s wounds.

-ELIXIR OF THE DEVIL WAY
A spiritual elixir that replenishes Ryu\'s Ki power slightly.

-GREAT DEVIL ELIXIR
A spiritual elixir that replenishes Ryu\'s Ki power greatly.

-LIFE OF THE GODS
A jewel that shines bright blue. Ryu\'s health limit can be increased by 
using nine of these jewels.

-LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS
Nine shining jewels bound together. It raises Ryu\'s maximum health 
limit instantly.

-SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS
A jewel that shines bright crimson. It increases Ryu\'s Ki limit. 

-JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL
A jewel that shines dark purple. It can be used to increase the potency 
of certain Ninpo techniques.

-TALISMAN OF REBIRTH
A talisman that protects its owner. When Ryu\'s health is fully depleted 
it will automatically revive him.



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KEY ITEMS 

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-FANGS OF THE SAMURAI
Part of a ceremonial suit of armor. The sharp fangs are made of ivory.

-KEY OF COURAGE
An ancient key, sculpted to appear as though it were made out of bone. 
It opens the door to the Inner Sanctum.

-STATUE HEAD
The stone head of a Jizo statue.

-WING KEY
A key sculpted with a wing design.

-ID CARD
A card carried by airship crew. It is used to open certain doors.

-HAN\'S BAR PARTY TICKET
A ticket that allows entrance into Han\'s Bar. It can only be used once.

-LILY KEY
A key crafted in the shape of a lily.

-KEY OF PEGASUS
A key in the shape of the mythical winged horse, Pegasus.

-BOOK OF THE EONS
On the cover a message is written: \"Offer up this book on the Altar. 
The stair will open leading to the Hall of Eons.\"

-HOLY GRAIL
A holy cup once used for ceremonial purposes. It still gives off a fine 
glow.

-SKULL KEY
A key in which is carved a disturbing skull design.

-WAREHOUSE KEY
A bronze key used to open the door to the Warehouse.

-SHUTTER CONTROL CARD KEY
A card key possesed (yes it\'s spelled that way) only by those who work 
in the base. It is used to open shutters.

-CONTROL ROOM KEY
A keycard carried only by base personnel. It is used to open the 
control room door.

-KEY OF THE INSECT
A key carved with an insect design.

-RED TABLET OF THE STREAM
A stone tablet curved like a bow. It is engraved with a wave pattern.

-STATUE OF THE WATER SPIRIT
A statue of the Water Spirit (huh?)

-BLUE TABLET OF THE STREAM
A stone tablet curved like a bow. It is engraved with a wave pattern.

-BRAND OF VALOR
A fairly old ceremonial sword. It is highly decorated.

-GOLD MEDALLION
A ceremonial medallion. Shines bright gold.

-SILVER MEDALLION
A ceremonial medallion. Shines bright silver.

-HAND CRANK
A tool for spinning the reel.

-SHIELD OF VIGOOR
An ancient shield fashioned from stone. On it\'s surface, the figure of 
the Sun God is portrayed.

-COG OF VIGOOR
An iron cog forged using the ancient smelting furnace. On its surface, 
the figure of the God of Rain is portrayed.

-EYE OF FLAME
A jewel that shines bright red, like a flame.

-EYE OF ICE
A semi-transparent blue jewel.

-TABLET OF FLAME
An old stone missing sections here and there. It is decorated with a 
flame pattern.

-TABLET OF LEAVES
An old stone missing sections here and there. It is decorated with a 
leaf pattern.

-TABLET OF WATER
An old stone missing sections here and there. It is decorated with a 
water pattern.

-GRIFFON KEY
A key made in the shape of the Griffon, a beast in ancient Greek myth.

-KEY OF THE LION
A key in the shape of the Lion. It shines gold.

-KEY OF THE LIONESS
A key in the shape of the Lioness. It shines silver.

-KEY OF THE DECAYED SOUL
A key in the shape of a rotted heart.

-STONE TABLET (TOP)
One part of a stone tablet. \"Offer me up before the twin-headed 
serpent; use me as a key to open the path...\"

-STONE TABLET (RIGHT)
One part of a stone tablet. \"There is another who travels the paths 
formed in the bowels of the Earth by Dragons.\"

-STONE TABLET (LEFT)
One part of a stone tablet. \"These paths tie together far away places, 
making them but a few steps away.\"

-OWL\'S EYE
A charm made in the shape of an owl. With it, Ryu is able to see even 
in dark areas.

-OXYGEN CYLINDER
A tank filled with compressed oxygen gas. It allows unlimited movement 
underwater.

-IRON ORE
A stone of iron ore that can be purified to make iron.

-RAPTOR, DEITY OF SENTIMENT
One of the sculptures that portray the Five Great Deities. This one 
depicts the Raptor.

-WOLF, DEITY OF WISDOM
One of the sculptures that portray the Five Great Deities. This one 
depicts the Wolf.

-DEVIL, DEITY OF IMMORALITY
One of the sculptures that portray the Five Great Deities. This one 
depicts the Devil.

-SERPENT, DEITY OF CREATION
One of the sculptures that portray the Five Great Deities. This one 
depicts the Serpent.

-DEMON, DEITY OF DESTRUCTION
One of the sculptures that portray the Five Great Deities. This one 
depicts the Demon.

-NINJA GAIDEN I
Ninja Gaiden. A game disc. It can be played if the proper game machine 
can be found.

-NINJA GAIDEN II
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos. A game disc. It can be played 
if the proper game machine can be found.

-NINJA GAIDEN III
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom. A game disc. It can be 
played if the proper game machine can be found.



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HISTORY OF VIGOOR

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These books can be found inside the Archive in the Monastery. Look for 
the blue books and learn a little something about the bad guys.

THE HISTORY OF VIGOOR I
...ever since, these monsters have come to be known as Fiends. The 
majority of them are mutations of human beings, existing in a condition 
of living without a soul due to their corruption by evil...

THE HISTORY OF VIGOOR II
...however the extraordinary power of the Fiends is incomparable to 
that of humans; in fact the highest level of Fiends exist in a state 
that can only be described as having transcended physical boundaries of 
form. Looking back through the pages of history, it is quite probable 
that many of the most powerful members of the Vigoorian ruling class in 
fact belonged to this classification. It is not surprising, then, that 
the Fiends have been seen as gods...

THE HISTORY OF VIGOOR III
...it is said that sometime Fiends may rise up from dead bodies; in 
fact there were many Monks of the Vigoor Order during the Middle Ages 
who labored for years to recreate this phenomenon...

THE HISTORY OF VIGOOR IV
...the vast majority of records dealing with the Fiends date from the 
Middle Ages or earlier. During recent times the Fiends have greatly 
decreased in numbers; so much so that for a member of the general 
Vigoorian public to come into contact with a Fiend has become an 
extremely rare occurrence...

THE EMPEROR, LORD OF ALL CREATION
...the Vigoor Emperor is the figurehead of the commoners, and his 
absolute authority as the Holy leader of our Vigoorian Order cannot be 
denied. He controls all, physical and ethereal, regardless of time or 
place... 



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THE DIARY OF THE INCREDIBLY DUMB MONK 

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Other than obtaining the combination for the safe, do you actually read 
the rest of what this guy says?

FIRST COMBINATION:
A diary written by a monk: \"It is the 27TH day of the 12TH month, I have 
received the Book of the Eons as a birthday gift from His Majesty the 
Emperor. It is a great honor. I shall place it in the safe that no one 
will take it.\" At the end of the entry, there are notes reading LEFT, 
RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT.

SECOND COMBINATION:
On the last page there is a hastily scribbled message: \"I cannot 
believe it. Someone has opened the safe. The Book of the Eons I had 
received from the Emperor himself was stolen. In order to prevent this 
from ever happening again, I shall change the combination. The date of 
my daughter\'s birthday should suffice.\" At the end of the message, 
there are notes reading RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT.

A message was found on one of the previous pages: \"It is the 14TH day 
of the 10TH month, my beloved daughter\'s birthday. I remember her birth 
as if it were yesterday. What a glorious event that was!\"

THIRD COMBINATION:
On the last page there is yet another scribbled note: \"My safe has been 
tampered with again! I have no choice but to change the number once 
again; this time I shall use my granddaughter\'s birthday. December 
23RD, yes, I think that\'s right. No one will break into my safe again!\" 
At the end of the entry, there are noted reading LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, 
LEFT.

LAST COMBINATION?
On the last page, there a faint barely readable entry: \"That safe is 
worth about as much as a dog turd.\"



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TECHNIQUE SCROLLS

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-COUNTER ATTACKS
Contains the Counter Attack techniques \"Gleaming Cross\" and \"Fiend\'s 
Bane Kick\" which allows Ryu to counter enemy attacks immediately after 
blocking them.

-GUILLOTINE THROW
Contains the technique \"Guillotine Throw\", in which Ryu grabs the 
enemy\'s neck while jumping and uses his momentum to toss the enemy for 
high damage.

-IZUNA DROP
Contains the technique \"Izuna Drop\", an air attack in which Ryu grabs 
his enemy in mid-air and slams them down on the ground for massive 
damage.


 
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LETTERS AND DIARIES

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-LETTER FROM MURAI
If you wish to find the Dark Dragon, you must simply start killing. It 
is said that the Dark Dragon\'s power grows as chaos and destruction 
grow in this world. There is no need for you to spare the subjects of 
the Vigoor Empire. You go there for revenge, do you not? The Dark 
Dragon revels in killing and destruction. If you provide these things, 
it is certain to call out to you.  That is your destiny as a Dragon 
Ninja. Be aware of this as you enact your revenge!

-SUKE\'S DIARY
January 24
The woman that I saw tonight in Vigoor...she was extremely beautiful. I 
must persevere to keep my wits about me. Perseverance...Patience.
February 2
I encountered her again. That woman slays the beasts as if they were 
flies. The vicious way she fights is so unlike her beautiful 
appearance. A perfect example of extreme intensity...she is no ordinary 
female.
February 6
During the fight with the MSAT I slipped up and suffered a grave 
injury. I cannot reach my Black Spider brethren, my provisions are 
almost all gone, and my life is near its end. Death during an 
assignment is the wish of every Ninja, but we still have no clues 
regarding what happened to the Dark Dragon Blade. That is my only 
regret. All that is left is for me to trust my comrades, and accept 
these last painful moments of my destiny...
February 7
Although I have become so weak, I still await my death. Although I know 
it is only a matter of time before I perish, I wish I could glimpse 
that woman one more time...

-TARO\'S DIARY
January 28
I have not seen the young one, Sabu, for several days now. It worries 
me, seeing as he is so inexperienced.
February 5
I have heard nothing from Suke yet. I do not believe that a Ninja as 
powerful as he could have been defeated. However, the unstable look on 
his face the last time we met was very much unlike his usual manner.
February 8
I was able to track down Doku, the Lord of Greater Fiends, but I was 
unable to lay even a finger on him. Burned by an evil blue fire, I 
accepted my fate. The blade gripped in the hands of that devil was none 
other than the Dark Dragon Blade, the artifact that, for 450 years, our 
Black Spider Clan has been searching for. My brothers, hurry! You must 
not allow the young Hayabusa to possess that awful power...

-SABU\'S DIARY
January 5
I can\'t believe my first mission as a full-fledged Ninja is something 
so important! I feel the pride and honor of the Black Spider Clan. I\'m 
going to distinguish myself here and rise through the ranks.
January 20
I think I might not be cut out to be a Ninja...
January 25
Dear Mother, I have no more strength left, and I will die here, in this 
forsaken place. Although Ninja are taught patience and perseverance 
even in the face of death, I just don\'t want to die. Please, please, 
please...

-SARU\'S DIARY
February 3
Everyone here trembles in fear. We witness a person turning into a 
Fiend. What is happening in this place? Even a Ninja as experienced as 
myself has no hope against these beasts...
February 10
I have discovered that the mastermind behind the plot to steal the Dark 
Dragon Blade is none other than the Holy Vigoor Emperor. Like our 
master, the Emperor must also be plotting to so something with the 
Blade...
February 12
What a disaster...the Dark Dragon Blade is cursed. I have been 
defeated, not by the enemy, but by the curse...

-SAN\'S DIARY
January 30
I have gathered some new information. According to the ancient legends 
of this place, \"he who offers the lost stone tablet to the Twin 
Serpents may gain entrance to Zarkhan.\" The tablet, now apparently 
split into three pieces, is said to have been scattered throughout 
Vigoor. I was able to learn the locations of the pieces:  One is at the 
Twin Serpents Plaza in Tairon. One is in the Archive on the Monastery. 
One is near the Stone Circle in the Magma Cavern.
I must gather the fragments and then begin my approach to Zarkhan.
February 5
I\'m hungry...(yes that\'s what it says!)

-GEN\'S DIARY
January 14
I have arrived in Vigoor in search of the Dark Dragon Blade, leading a 
group of my comrades.
February 18
I have succeeded in infiltrating the Imperial Palace. I must accept 
that my comrades have all been slain...except for Dai, yes, he must 
certainly still be alive. I am sure he is hurrying to meet me at this 
moment, with the key to the Palace Core firmly I hand. I must join up 
with Dai as soon as possible, then plan out our attack on the Emperor.
February 29
While it may be true that the Dark Dragon Blade is formed out of dragon 
bones, one of the greatest delicacies in the ancient world, our 
master\'s plan to grind it up and use it for herbal tea is ridiculous. 
Of course I cannot tell anyone this, and therefore I must take this 
laughable secret with me to the grave...If we are forced to die for 
such goals as this, our Black Spider Clan will not last much longer. 
The Vigoor Emperor will gather his power and become the Devil on Earth, 
enslaving the human race for millennia to come...I have not been able 
to contact Dai, but it does not matter. His fate must be similar to 
mine...

-DAI\'S DIARY
February 1
As a member of the Black Spider Clan, I will fulfill my mission and 
gain the respect of our clan leader. I have promised so to Gen, and I 
will not break that promise.
February 21
I have been badly wounded, but I have obtained the key to the Core. I 
do not have much longer; I must get this to Gen...
February 29
With this last bit of strength in me, I have made it this far. However, 
I cannot find a way to pass though this door...

 

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CHAPTER INTRODUCTIONS

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-Chapter 1: The Way of the Ninja
In the mountains of Autumn, there is one who walks the path of the 
Ninja...

-Chapter 2: The Hayabusa Ninja Village
The village is burning. Before long, Ryu hears the screams of his 
brethren...

-Chapter 3: Skies of Vengeance
The Hayabusa Village has burned, and the Dark Dragon Blade is gone. Ryu 
has stowed aboard an Airship headed for the Vigoor Empire. His goal: 
vengeance...

-Chapter 4: Imperial City Infiltration
Ryu has escaped from the crash of the Airship. Spread out before him is 
the city of Tairon, capital of the Vigoor Empire...

-Chapter 5: City of Fiends
Tairon is full of mysteries; strange creatures called Fiends and Rachel 
the Fiend Hunter. However, Ryu still has no clues to the whereabouts of 
Doku...

-Chapter 6: The Monastery
It is said that there is a secret path leading to the Palace of Zarkhan 
underneath the Dworku Monastery...

-Chapter 7: Hidden Underground
A dark underground world leading deeper and deeper. Does the path to 
Zarkhan truly exist?

-Chapter 8: Tairon Under Alert
The battle with Rachel\'s sister, the Greater Fiend Alma, ended without 
a victor. However, the aftermath of the battle has caused the Vigoor 
Army to be deployed...

-Chapter 9: The Military Supply Base
The Vigoor Army is after the renegade element, Ryu. The Military Radio 
Tower is key to the Army\'s organization...

-Chapter 10: The Aquaducts
The Army\'s organization has crumbled; there is no need for Ryu to stay 
in the now-silent capital...

-Chapter 11: The Path to Zarkhan
Using the Aquaduct, Ryu has arrived at the moat surrounding Zarkhan. 
However, a great wall blocks his path into the Palace itself...

-Chapter 12: The Caverns
Although it appears as though Ryu defeated Doku, his vengeance is still 
incomplete; the Dark Dragon in the hands of the Holy Vigoor Emperor. 
What will become of Rachel and her sister?

-Chapter 13: The Fiendish Awakening
All events thus far have lead up to one place: the depths of the Palace 
of Zarkhan. Will Ryu be able to discover the path inside?

-Chapter 14: Vengeful Spirit
The fate of the sisters has been decided. Ryu now heads for the depths 
of Zarkhan, determined to fulfill his vengeance once and for all...

-Chapter 15: The Core
Doku\'s hate continues to slowly transform Ryu into a Fiend. Feeling the 
blood of the Fiends pounding in his viens (yes it\'s spelled that way), 
the Dragon Ninja stands before the gates to the source of all evil, the 
Core of the Imperial Palace!

-Chapter 16: The Dark Dragon Blade
Ryu has defeated the evil Vigoor Emperor, and the Dark Dragon Blade is 
out of the reach of the Fiends. Now, Ryu must quickly escape the depths 
before the caverns come crashing down on him!



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KUNAI SCROLLS (IN COMPLETE ORDER BY CHAPTER)

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These are all the scrolls that are thrown in Ryu\'s way throughout the 
game. And like the other stuff, do you actually read these scrolls?

CHAPTER 1:
-A Ninja must be able to find his way even when his path is blocked. 
When facing an obstacle, jump towards it and run vertically up its side 
until you grab its upper ledge. Move to the left or right and climb up 
or drop down.

-Don\'t underestimate the agility that your training has given you. 
Feats such as running along walls should be simple for you to perform. 
If you cannot reach your destination with a single leap, make use of 
the surrounding walls.

-One of your most useful techniques is the Flying Bird Flip. Jump 
towards a wall and run up to it, then jump off again. This allows you 
to travel to areas that may first seem unreachable. Repeat the Flying 
Bird Flip to climb certain shafts and passages.

-Some ledges or platforms above you can be reached simply by jumping 
towards them and running straight up. A Ninja must know the appropriate 
technique to use in every situation. Remember that unnecessary 
acrobatics may backfire on you.

CHAPTER 4:
-In this city there is a club called Han\'s Bar that is a well-known 
watering hole, as well as the center of Vigoor\'s underground 
intelligence. There will you find clue\'s about Doku\'s whereabouts. Go 
there now. You should be able to find it easily by its garish neon 
sign.

-When in doubt, look to the color blue for the path.

-A group of Ninja dressed in black garb act with wicked intent in 
Tairon. They are members of the Black Spider Clan, and they act behind 
the scenes to hinder our progress. Do not let them leave Tairon alive.

-I have brought a legendary weapon to Tairon, a weapon known only by a 
select few. I have hidden it in a dark alley, in a location where only 
a Ninja will be able to reach it. I suggest that you find it and make 
use of it.

CHAPTER 5:
-If you wish to follow Doku, first investigate the Dworku Monastery. It 
is located in the Dworku district across the drawbridge.

-Run along the wall, jump to another wall, and keep running to reach 
higher areas. This is the continuous wall running technique. Practice 
until you have perfected it.

CHAPTER 8:
-Tairon is now under alert. You are completely surrounded and the 
situation is grave, but you should be able to disrupt the military\'s 
organization by attacking the Radio Control Tower next to the Military 
Supply Base. To reach the Supply Base, you must first cross the 
drawbridge. That is where your path should lead you. 

CHAPTER 9:
-The military\'s communications are down and their organization is in 
shambles. Now is the time to escape the base. Resistance around the 
train turntable is low and it is the perfect time to steal a train. The 
rail runs through the Dworku district.

CHAPTER 11:
-The secret path to the Imperial Palace of Zarkhan is located under 
this building. You should now be able to forge your way through the 
water that fills this passage.

CHAPTER 12:
-Muramasa, the owner of the weapon shop and a world-renowned 
swordsmith, is looking for you. It seems that something is bothering 
him so much that he cannot sleep at night. The old man must have 
something quite important to tell you. If you follow this path you will 
eventually arrive at the gate back to Tairon. From there, it is only a 
short way to Muramasa\'s shop.
 
-It is said that near the Palace of Zarkhan waterfall there is an 
entrance to a cave that leads somewhere. It is rumored to connect to 
the greatest depths of Zarkhan.



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THE FIRST SAVE POINT

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This is the description of the save point when Ryu first accesses it in 
Chapter 1:

There is a message engraved on the tablet in the dragon\'s mouth:
\"The sacred underground paths of the Dragons record all that occurs in 
the world of men. We have not forgotten those who live on the surface 
of the Earth...\"



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MURAMASA BANTER

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Ever actually read what Muramasa says to you when you choose the 
\"SPEAK\" option?  I didn\'t think so either.  I\'ve decided to add his 
entire list of chatterbox lingo just so you don\'t have to speak with 
him ever.

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MURAMASA STATUE DESCRIPTION:
A statue of the diligent old man Muramasa, a legendary blacksmith who 
was said to have traveled the world erecting statues of himself. There 
are folk tales of people who have approached the statue and walked away 
with various items and weapons... 

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\"Ahh, I see you have one of the Golden Scarabs, a legendary artifact of 
which many are scattered around the world. If you give it to me, I will 
exchange it for something worth your while.\"

\"50 Golden Scarabs...that\'s all that exist in the world! I can\'t 
believe it!\"

\"Here, I\'ll give you this in exchange!\"

\"You\'re a Ninja, right? A while back there were a lot of Ninjas dressed 
like you running around here, but they disappeared as of late. I wonder 
if the were all killed?\"

\"Please, take a look at whatever you like. I carry only the finest 
weaponry.\"

\"Oh, the inflation in this city...At this rate, I will lose even more 
customers. But, for me I guess this is just about right. No need to be 
busy at my age, that is what I always say.\"

\"Hmmmmmmm...Ahhhh...Oh sorry, I must\'ve fallen asleep. Blacksmithing 
takes a lot away from you, especially at my age. I\'m afraid there is 
nothing I can do to turn back time...\"

\"I sell good products for cheap. Why, they would cost you an arm and a 
leg anywhere else...By the time you get to be my age, you too will see 
that there is more in life to be gained than money.\"

\"Near the Great Bridge, there is an entrance to the feared Fiend Realm. 
It is said that a warrior who is victorious in that Realm without a 
scratch on him will be blessed with a treasure that will save his life. 
However, I\'ve never heard of anyone actually succeeding at this 
feat...\"


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THE MUSIC OF NINJA GAIDEN

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Once you beat Ninja Gaiden, you automatically unlock and have access to 
the entire musical soundtrack. Just go to Options and select AUDIO 
SETTINGS and look for the SOUND TEST options. From here you can choose 
the following tracks:

OPENING
This is the music during the introductory FMV.

WORSHIP
This is the theme to the Ninja Fortress.

TRIAL
This is the theme when facing off against Murai in Chapter 1.

VANISHED MEMORIES
This is the theme once you reach Hayabusa Village in Chapter 2.

ANNOYANCES
The theme for the samurai horsemen sub-bosses.

STAND IN THE WAY
The theme for the Chapter 2 boss. Also used for all the worm bosses.

LORD OF THE GREATER FIENDS
Doku\'s theme.

MILITARY STRENGTH
The theme played during the introductory FMV in Chapter 3. 

AIRSHIP
The theme for all of Chapter 3.

AN EASY ENEMY
The theme for every encounter with the soldiers.

TAIRON AT NIGHT
Exactly what it means. 

MURAMASA
His theme song.

MYSTERY
Where is this played?

RACHEL
This is NOT her theme song. This only plays when you reach the 
Drawbridge/Monastery area.

SUDDEN THREAT
The theme when fighting off the red dino fiends in Chapter 5.

THE FIEND
The theme when you fight the Tentacle Boss. Also used for Chapter 12 
Ice Fiend and Chapter 15.

PRAY TO GOD
The theme to the Monastery.

CRYPT
The theme whenever you are underground (Tomb of the Eons, Econtra Babel 
Specus, Hidden Underground).

REVIVAL OF THE DEAD
The theme inside the Ritual Room when obtaining the Holy Grail and 
until you reach the Chapter 6 boss.

DINOSAUR
The theme for the Chapter 6 and Chapter 10 bosses.

TAKE IT EASY
Where is this played?

FORSAKEN HUMANITY
The theme song for Alma in Chapter 7 and the Supreme Fiend in Chapter 
15.

UNDER ALERT
The theme that plays during Chapter 8.

MONASTERY DESTROYED
The same theme as \"Pray To God\".

IRON AND SWORD
The theme for the Chapter 3 boss and the Chapter 9 Tomahawk helicopter 
fight.

WAREHOUSE
The theme played once you activate the lights in the Warehouse in 
Chapter 9.

SUPPLY BASE
The theme played throughout the second half of Chapter 9.

ESCAPE FROM CRISIS
The theme played during the Chapter 9 FMV and during the escape in 
Chapter 16.

AQUADUCT
The name says it all.

TOXIC WASTE
The theme played whenever fighting the large beetles in Aquaduct 3.

MOAT OF ZARKHAN
The theme song for all of Chapter 11.

DISTORTED WORLD
The theme played in Zarkhan Stadium and Stairway to the Imperial 
Palace.

FREEZE UP
The theme for the Ice Caverns.

BURN AWAY
The theme for the Underground Sanctuary and the Magma Caverns.

CITY OF FIENDS
The theme for Tairon after Chapter 12.

LYRIC
The theme for Hayabusa Village when Ryu returns through the portal in 
Chapter 13.

ALMA AWAKENED
The theme for the Alma fight in Chapter 13.

PYRAMID
The name says it all.

LABYRINTH
The theme throughout Chapter 14.

NIGHTMARE 
The theme at the Imperial Palace.

EVIL SPIRIT MARCH
The Fiendish Depths theme.

TO A DIFFERENT WORLD
The theme during the FMV when Ryu encounters the Emperor in Chapter 15.

EMPEROR
The theme for the first of half of the Chapter 15 Emperor fight.

THE DARK DRAGON BLADE
The theme as Ryu grabs the DDB in Chapter 16.

GO THE DISTANCE
The theme for the Murai fight in Chapter 16. Also used in the beginning 
of Chapter 2.

AFTER THE BATTLE
The theme played during the FMV ending.

A NEW CHALLENGE
The theme for the Master Ninja Tournament

CHAPTER CLEAR
The name says it all.

GAME OVER
The name says it all.

NINJA GAIDEN THEME
This theme was only used in the trailers but not in the actual full 
game.

The only song missing is the introductory song in Chapter 1 (with all 
the drumbeats).

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Hey you made it down here!  
Reading and typing all this stuff was pretty fun to do.  If anything, 
Team Ninja knows how to make a good game but can\'t seem to use the 
spell-check to save their lives.  Almost all the descriptions and text 
within the game are either run-on sentences or fragments. But then 
again, who\'s keeping track?
The only thing I hated was typing the Diaries section.  These Black 
Spider Ninjas are deadly but are the most depressing authors I\'ve ever 
read! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this stuff. I couldn\'t make it 
up! Everything here is typed verbatim! If you find the descriptions 
corny or too simple then blame Team Ninja and Tomonobu Itagaki for it 
all.
If you have any questions about this FAQ then e-mail me at 
kroqjock@charter.net for all inquiries.

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problems with anyone who asks. June 2004.