Walkthrough by VampireHorde
Ninja Gaiden 2 on SuperCheats.com
NINJA GAIDEN II
THE MONGOLOID FREAKSHOW - Full XBOX 360 WALKTHROUGH
Authored by VampireHorde





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++NINJA GAIDEN 2 ASCII ARTWORK BY ME (it's supposed to be Roman numeral 
"2" but it looks more like giant diarrhea turds)


++UPDATE 06/19/2008: Walkthrough for Chapter 8 and partial Chapter 9 
completed. Almost done!


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What's the deal, party peoples? After having to endure TWO separate 
catastrophic remakes of the original Xbox classic, Team Ninja has 
answered all our prayers with a full blown sequel to Ninja Gaiden. 

It is here (and ONLY here) where you will find hardcore tips and 
tactics, skull locations, weapon combos, and enemy and boss strategies. 
If that is too much for you to handle, then you don't belong here. Only 
the HARDCORE! If you want flimsy hack-and-slash strategies, then go 
somewhere else because I ain't with that kind of 1st-grade mentality!

This will be an interactive FAQ in which I will provide links to videos 
with strategies for various boss and enemy battles. If you are having 
trouble with a certain enemy or boss, search the FAQ for URL links (if 
I made a video for it).


ENOUGH TALK, LET'S ROCK!


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              +++   ONLY A LAD - THE GAMEPLAY ASPECTS   +++
               ________   __  __________  __   _____  __
              / ___/ _ | /  |/  / __/ _ \/ /  / _ \ \/ /
             / (_ / __ |/ /|_/ / _// ___/ /__/ __ |\  / 
             \___/_/ |_/_/  /_/___/_/  /____/_/ |_|/_/  
                                                       

X BUTTON: REGULAR ATTACK
Y BUTTON: HARD ATTACK/HOLD FOR UT/OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE
A BUTTON: JUMP/ACTION BUTTON/HOLD TO DIVE UNDERWATER
B BUTTON: SECONDARY WEAPON/PROJECTILE/HOLD TO CHARGE PROJECTILE

START BUTTON:  MENU SCREEN
SELECT BUTTON: OPTIONS MENU

LB BUTTON: BLOCK BUTTON 
LT BUTTON: ACTION BUTTON
RB BUTTON: RE-CENTER CAMERA
RT BUTTON: MAP BUTTON
 
D-PAD LEFT:  CHOOSE WEAPON
D-PAD RIGHT: CHOOSE WEAPON
D-PAD UP:    CHOOSE NINPO/SECONDARY WEAPON/HEALING ITEM
D-PAD DOWN:  CHOOSE NINPO/SECONDARY WEAPON/HEALING ITEM


WIND RUN:   X + A
NINPO:      B + Y 
COUNTERATTACK: PRESS X OR Y WHILE BLOCKING
REVERSE WIND: MOVE ANALOG STICK IN ANY DIRECTION WHILE BLOCKING


--THE CHIBURI MOVE
After Ryu kills all the baddies in a certain area, he will perform the 
Chiburi move where he swats away the blood from his weapon. When he 
does this, his health will also regenerate. If no enemies are present 
after a battle, but Ryu still doesn't perform the move, it means that 
there is still an enemy presence that you need to seek out.


--HEALTH RESTORE
When Ryu loses health in battle, his health bar will have a red meter 
that will increase. When the battle ends and he performs the Chiburi, 
his health will quickly restore itself up to the point of the red 
meter. To fully restore health, you must approach a SAVE STATUE to 
refill (only once per statue).


--THE OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE
In the previous Ninja Gaiden games, the fastest way to kill your enemy 
was to use an Ultimate Technique. While NGII still utilizes the UT, 
they've introduced a new feature known as the Obliteration Technique 
(or simply called OT). Ryu MUST kill every single enemy that he 
encounters or else they will pursue him regardless of how many limbs 
they still have intact. To avoid all this nonsense, approach an enemy 
that has been sliced apart and press the Y BUTTON near them to finish 
them off in a heinously bloody fashion.


--CHARGED PROJECTILES
Throughout the game, Ryu will acquire FIVE projectile weapons to use at 
his disposal. THREE of those weapons (Fiend's Bane Bow, Windmill 
Shuriken, Incendiary Shurikens) can be charged for greater impact when 
thrown at an enemy. Press and hold the B BUTTON with the weapon and Ryu 
will charge up and fling the powered-up weapon instantly slicing off a 
limb or even killing the enemy.


--THE WATER RUN
When approaching water, Ryu can run on it by tapping the A BUTTON as 
soon as his feet touch the ground. If he falls into the water, simply 
tap the A BUTTON to get back up.


--INFINITE OXYGEN
Ryu can now breathe underwater indefinitely without the aid of a 
breathing tank. Whenever Ryu dives underwater simply swim to the next 
area without worrying about losing oxygen!


--MANUAL SAVE
The game allows you to make automatic or manual saves. In order to 
makes manual saves (in case you have a favorite chapter or boss), you 
MUST choose it in the OPTIONS MENU. Once that option is chosen, you can 
then manually choose a slot to save by accessing the Save Statue TWICE. 
Access the statue to replenish health and then access it again to bring 
up the Manual Save menu. Trust me, it took awhile to figure that out.


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          +++   RED HOT CHEETOS - RYU'S ARMORY RELOADED   +++
            _ \  ____| |      _ \    \    __ \  ____| __ \ 
           |   | __|   |     |   |  _ \   |   | __|   |   |
           __ <  |     |     |   | ___ \  |   | |     |   |
          _| \_\_____|_____|\___/_/    _\____/ _____|____/ 
                                                         

Wanna know all the combos to each weapon? Wanna know which ones are the 
best to use for certain situations? Then you came to the right place. 


--BUTTONS LEGEND:

DIRECTIONAL --> =   PUSH ANALOG STICK FORWARD FROM RYU'S PERSPECTIVE
ROTATE 360 =        ROTATE LEFT ANALOG STICK IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION

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             ===   DRAGON SWORD/TRUE DRAGON SWORD   ===
     _ \  _ \   \   __|  _ \   \ |    __|\ \      / _ \  _ \ _ \ 
     |  |   /  _ \ (_ | (   | .  |  \__ \ \ \ \  / (   |   / |  |
    ___/ _|_\_/  _\___|\___/ _|\_|  ____/  \_/\_/ \___/ _|_\___/ 
                                                                

This is the THIRD time that the True Dragon Sword makes it appearance 
in a Ninja Gaiden game.


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

PIERCING DRAGON'S FANG XXXXX
TIGER ROAR             XXY
SEAL OF TEN            XX --> XX
THREE LIGHTS           XX --> XY
BLADE OF EMPTY AIR     XYX
SCARLET DRAGON         X, PRESS AND HOLD Y
WINDMILL SLASH         --> X
VIOLENT WIND           --> XX --> X
PIERCING WIND          --> XX --> Y
CRIMSON TEMPEST        YY
HAZE STRAIGHT SLASH    PRESS AND HOLD Y
AZURE DRAGON           --> Y
SCARLET DRAGON         --> PRESS AND HOLD Y


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

DRAGON TEAR            XXX --> X
FANG OF THE WOLF       XXYY
IKARUGA                XXY --> Y
WRATH OF IZANAGI       XX --> XYY
BLADE OF SUSANO'O      XYXXXX
IZUNA DROP             XYXXXY
VIOLENT GALE           --> XX --> XX
DRAGON OF HEAVEN       --> XX --> YY --> Y
DRAGON OF EARTH        --> XX --> YY --> PRES AND HOLD Y
UNDEFEATABLE DEMON     YYY
FLYING CRANE           ROTATE 360, Y


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

FORTUITOUS PHOENIX     XXYYYY
GLEAMING BLADE         ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y


--LEVEL 4 COMBOS

STEEL SPLITTER                XXXY
CLOUD DRAGON FLYING SWALLOW   X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, YYY


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

OBLIVION CROSS CUT           PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
BLADE OF THE DRAGON'S SCALES PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE
ROARING GLEAM                ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
TRUE DRAGON GLEAM (LVL 4)    ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE


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                           ===   LUNAR   ===
                       |    |  |  \ |   \   _ \
                       |    |  | .  |  _ \    /
                      ____|\__/ _|\_|_/  _\_|_\
                                              

The Lunar now has a different look and much faster Ultimate Technique 
compared to its earlier iteration. When upgraded to MAX level, each end 
of the staff has chained maces attached for lots of bloody 
dismemberment. While the combos are still the same (and less difficult 
to pull off) from the first game, mastering this weapon is still a 
challenge because of its limited power against every enemy. Not every 
combo is a killer, so take precaution when using the Lunar!


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

DRAGON'S FANG SPIN   XXXX
GLEAMING SHADOW      XXY
INFINITY THRUST      X --> XX
BOLTED GATE          --> XX
FIERCE LION          Y
REMNANT BLOSSOMS     PRESS AND HOLD Y
WANING MOON          --> Y


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

DRAGON TALON SPIN    XXXY
YIN-YANG THRUST      X --> XXX
ABSOLUTE DARKNESS    X --> XYX
IZUNA DROP           X --> XYXY
SUN AND MOON         X --> XYY
CHARGING LION        --> XXX
FIRST WIND           --> YYX
MOONLIT SHADOW       --> YYY
WANING EVIL          ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

AMITABHA THRUST      X --> XXXX
MOLTEN ROCK          XYXXX
STRANGE SOUL         XYYYY
BLADED SPIDER        YYY --> YYYYY
DESTRUCTION SPIN     ROTATE 360, Y


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

EIGHT DESTRUCTIONS   PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
DANCE OF FLAME       PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE
HAZY SHADOW          ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
HEAVENLY SHADOW      ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE
HEAVENLY IZUNA       ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE + Y


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                      ===   ECLIPSE SCYTHE   ===
    __|  __| |   _ _| _ \  __| __|    __|  __|\ \  /__ __| |  | __|
    _|  (    |     |  __/\__ \ _|   \__ \ (    \  /    |   __ | _| 
   ___|\___|____|___|_|  ____/___|  ____/\___|  _|    _|  _| _|___|
                                                                  

The Scythe is the answer to the (very sorely missed) Dabilahro from the 
first game. You can pull off a combo from mid-distance and still hit an 
enemy from afar. To properly wield this weapon, learn how to utilize 
the On-Land Charge for a UT and learn how to counter! With a heavy 
weapon like this, you can't just mash away hoping to get by. Use this 
weapon against larger enemies like the mechs and the werewolves for 
massive damage.


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

PIERCING MOON        XXXXX
SHADOW BANISHER      XXXX, X (HOLD BUTTON)
MIST SLASH           XXXXXY
CORPSE SWEEP         XXY
DEMON'S JAW          XYY
ROUND HAZE           --> XXX
FLYING HEADS         YY
SERPENT'S CURSE      PRESS AND HOLD Y
SOUL IMPALE          --> Y
HUNTED CHIMERA       --> YY


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

DEATH'S GATE         XXX --> XXX
DEMON PROCESSION     XXXXYYY
DEATH'S CHARIOT      XXXY
REVERSED WATERFALL   --> XYYYYY
CRIES OF ARES        YYY
GRAVEYARD SPIN       ROTATE 360, Y


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

DEATH'S PILLAR       XXX --> XXY
RIVER STYX DROP      XXX --> XX, Y (HOLD BUTTON)
REVERSED TSUNAMI     --> XXXXX


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

UNDERWORLD ERUPTION   PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
EMPIRE DESTROYER      PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE
MASSACRE SWEEP        ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
EXTERMINATION SWEEP   ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE


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                      ===   FALCON TALONS   ===
     __| \   |     __|  _ \   \ |  __ __| \   |     _ \   \ |  __|
     _| _ \  |    (    (   | .  |     |  _ \  |    (   | .  |\__ \
    _|_/  _\____|\___|\___/ _|\_|    _|_/  _\____|\___/ _|\_|____/
                                                                 

The Claws are another bad-ass addition to the series because of its 
lethal up-close attacks. When first wielding this weapon, it will be 
difficult to get used to its short range. To properly wield this 
weapon, you need to also know how to utilize the counterattack. Its 
counter attack is a multiple hit counter that can lead the way to an 
Obliteration followed by some UT's to the face.


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

LION'S ROAR                      XXXXX
PANTHER TAIL KICK                XXX --> XXX
TIGER'S CRUSHING JAW             XX --> X
FLYING TIGER'S CLAW              XYX
WHITE TIGER FLURRY               --> XXX
WHITE TIGER GOUGE                --> XXXY
BARED LION'S FANG                --> XXX, Y (HOLD BUTTON)
BEAR STRIKE                      YY
FURIOUS TIGER CLAW               YY --> Y
KING OF BEASTS                   PRESS AND HOLD Y
THUNDEROUS EARTH                 --> Y


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

HEAVENY WOLF                     XXXYYYY
RAVENOUS THROW                   XXX, PRESS AND HOLD Y (HOLD BUTTON)
RUNNING FLAME                    XXYY
VERMILION BIRD STRIKE            XX --> YYY
PIERCING WOLF'S FANG             XYYY
THUNDEROUS LION'S ROAR           --> XXXXXX
CHARGING BOAR                    YYY
FURIOUS TIGER KICK               YY --> YY
CRY OF THE PHOENIX               --> YY


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

CRUSHING VERMILION BIRD STRIKE   XX --> XXXXXX
IZUNA DROP                       XX --> XXXXXY
WINGS OF THE PHANTOM ROC         XX --> XXYY
WINGS OF THE VERMILION BIRD      XX --> XYYYY


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

CLAW OF A HUNDRED BEASTS         PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
FURY OF THE DIVINE BEASTS        PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE


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                          ===   TONFA   ===
                       __ __| _ \   \ | __| \  
                          |  (   | .  | _| _ \ 
                         _| \___/ _|\_|_|_/  _\
                                               

The Tonfas are a great alternate to the Falcon Talons because of their 
faster speed and medium range. Its Ultimate Technique can target 
multiple enemies at once (even more so than the Lunar) and its 
Obliterations are quite painful to listen to.


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

GREAT EDGE                      XXXXX
IVORY FLOWER                    XXXYX
BLOOMING IRIS                   XX --> XX
CYPRESS COLUMN                  XX --> XY
CRADLED MOON                    XY
CRIMSON EDGE                    X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, Y
DEMONS' STAVES                  --> X
DEMON DEVOURER                  --> XYY
IRON WHEEL                      YY
VERMILION FAN                   PRESS AND HOLD Y
FLEETING BLOSSOMS               --> YY


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

FALLING PETALS FLOWING WATER   XXXYXXXX
IZUNA DROP                     XXXYXXXY
FLUTTERING PEACOCK             XX --> Y
FLOWER GARLAND DROP            XX --> XY
DEMONS' DIAMONDS               --> XX
STORM OF THE FOUR WINDS        YYY
OVERLAPPING STORMS             ROTATE 360, Y


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

ONE THOUSAND BLOSSOMS          XXYYY
DEMON TEARS KICK               --> XXXXX


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

SPRING WIND                    PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
UNCONTROLLABLE BLOOM           PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE


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                       ===   KUSARI-GAMA   ===
        |  / |  |  __|   \   _ \_ _|      __|   \    \  |   \  
        . <  |  |\__ \  _ \    /  |____| (_ |  _ \  |\/ |  _ \ 
       _|\_\\__/ ____/_/  _\_|_\___|    \___|_/  _\_|  _|_/  _\
                                                               

The Kusari-gama is a short to wide-ranged weapon that is a bit unruly 
to use because of its mixed ranges. Even with that little nitpick, this 
is a great weapon to use against smaller enemies like the ninjas and 
against smaller fiends like the Fish and the Gaja.


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

FACE STRIKE            XXXXX
SKULL SHATTERER        XXYY
HUNTING HEAVENS        XY
ONE HUNDRED FEET       --> XX
SPIRAL ATTACK          YY
STORM OF SIX FLOWERS   PRESS AND HOLD Y
SWEEPING CLOUDS        --> Y
FLOWING SPIN           ROTATE 360, Y


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

GREAT SWEEP          XXXXY
EAR SLICER           XXXYYY
SERPENT SWING        XXXYY --> Y
MIDNIGHT BLADE       XXX --> X
SHRIKE DROP          XXX --> X (HOLD BUTTON)
FLYING VINE          XX --> Y
DEMON CUTTER         XX --> Y (HOLD BUTTON)
FALLING SNOW         XYYYX
TEMPLE BELL DROP     XYYYY
ONE HUNDRED FLAMES   XYYXX
FLYING VINE          X, PRESS AND HOLD Y
FUJI DROP            --> XXXXX
THUNDEROUS SPARROW   --> XXXXY
REVERSE GREAT SPIN   YYYYY
DANCING MAPLE        --> YYYX
GIANT BELL DROP      --> YYYY
RAGING WIND          ROTATE 360, YY


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

RAGING STAR          XXXYYYYY
IMMENSE STRATEGY     YYYYYY
FURIOUS WHIRLWIND    ROTATE 360, YYY
MIDNIGHT BLADE       ROTATE 360, YYX


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

POUNDING GATE           PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
DANCE OF NINE DRAGONS   PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE


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                     ===   VIGOORIAN FLAILS   ===
                     __| |      \  _ _| |     __|
                     _|  |     _ \   |  |   \__ \
                    _|  ____|_/  _\___|____|____/
                                                

The Flails make a triumphant return from the first game. If ever there 
is a weapon in Ryu's arsenal that is perfect for button mashing, the 
Flails would be the best weapon to use. BUTTON MASH AWAY!


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

DRAGON AND PHOENIX      XXXXXX
FIRE PIT                XXY
LOOMING FOG             XYX
GRASPING THE MOON       XYY
FLOWING WAVES           --> XX
HORN OF THE CHIMERA     --> XXY
FLAME WHEEL             YY
ERUPTING FLAME          --> Y
NINE HEAVENS            ROTATE 360, Y


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

DRAGON SLAUGHTER        XXX --> XXXXXX
OPENED PATH             XXXXXY
WANDERING DESTRUCTION   XXXXY
PALE LIGHT              XXXY
FOE DESTROYER           XXYY
FURIOUS STRIKE          XYXXXX
IZUNA DROP              XYXXXY
INSANE RAVEN            XYYY
INSANE DEVIL            --> XXXXX
INTERRUPTED RIVER       --> XXXY
SHINING HEAVENS         YYY


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

FURIOUS STRIKE          XXX --> XXXXXYXXX
IZUNA DROP              XXX --> XXXXXYXXY
PIERCING MOUNTAIN       XXX --> XXXXXYYYYYY
RISING SERPENT          --> YY


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE***

GOLDEN DRAGON          PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
DANCING PHOENIX        PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE

**UT NOTE: TAP THE Y BUTTON REPEATEDLY FOR ADDITIONAL STRIKES


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                 ===   DRAGON CLAW & TIGER FANG   ===
       _ \  |  |  \   |      |  /   \__ __| \    \ |   \    __|
       |  | |  | _ \  |      . <   _ \  |  _ \  .  |  _ \ \__ \
      ___/ \__/_/  _\____|  _|\_\_/  _\_|_/  _\_|\_|_/  _\____/
                                                              

These dual-Katana babies made their debut appearance in Ninja Gaiden 
Sigma for PS3. While they weren't as bad-ass to use in Sigma, they are 
as every bit powerful and deadlier in NG2. Combos are every bit as fast 
and each combo take off 1.5% more health than the Dragon Sword. 


--LEVEL 1 COMBOS

FALLING FLOWERS                XXXXX
MAHAYANA BLADE                 XXXYY
DOUBLE LIGHTNING STRIKE        XX --> XX
FALLING DRAGON                 XXX --> X
DOUBLE ZHONG KUI SLASH         XYX
FIRE DRAGON SPINNING DESCENT   XYY
PURGATORY SLASH                X, PRESS AND HOLD Y
TWIN CONTINUOUS SLASH          --> XX
FLYING DRAGON                  --> XY
SWOOPING DRAGON FANG           YYYY
ROLLING HAZE SLASH             PRESS AND HOLD Y
RISING EARTH BLADE             --> Y
PURGATORY SLASH                --> PRESS AND HOLD Y


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

BLADE OF NIRVANA              XXXXY
BLADE OF DHARMA'S WAY         XYY
LIGHTNING PIERCE              XX --> XXX
KING SLAYER                   XX --> Y
MIGHTY ZHONG KUI              XYXXXX
ZHONG KUI IZUNA               XYXXXY
ZHONG KUI HEAVENLY SPARROW    XYXXX, Y (BUTTON DELAY)
FALLING ZHONG KUI             XYXXY
WIND AND CLOUDS               X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, Y
TWIN CROSS CUT                --> XXX
DESCENDING DRAGON             --> XYY
RISE TO HEAVEN                ROTATE 360, Y


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

PENETRATING LIGHTNING         XX --> XXX
BLADED WIND                   XX --> XY
EMPEROR SLAYER                XX --> YY
SPINNING ZHONG KUI            XYXXXXY
ZHONG KUI WHIRLWIND           XYXXYY
SPINNING FIRE DRAGON          XYYY
DIVINE BLADE                  X, PRESS AND HOLD Y, YY
GREAT CHASM                   YY, --> Y


--LEVEL 4 COMBOS (BLADE OF THE ARCHFIEND ONLY)

UNDERWORLD DROP               XX --> YYYY
BLADE OF THE MIND             XX --> YYYYY


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

PATH OF THE DEMON DRAGONS     PRESS AND HOLD Y + ESSENCE
EIGHT HEAVENLY DRAGONS        PRESS AND HOLD Y + MAX ESSENCE


++DUAL KATANA NOTE:
After Ryu defeats Genshin in Chapter 14, he acquires the Blade of the 
Archfiend. When he equips this weapon, he combines it with the True 
Dragon Sword, which replaces the Dragon Claw & Tiger Fang.


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          __/   / (   | \  | _|  (      |    |  |    _| \__ \
         _|  _|_\\___/ \__/ ___|\___|  _|  ___|____|___|____/
                                                            

--SECONDARY WEAPONS/PROJECTILES

SHURIKEN
WINDMILL SHURIKEN
INCENDIARY SHURIKEN
GATLING GUN
FIEND'S BANE BOW


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            +++   DEAD MAN'S PARTY - MURAMASA RELOADED   +++
            __  _____  ______  ___    __  ______   _____ ___ 
           /  |/  / / / / __ \/   |  /  |/  /   | / ___//   |
          / /|_/ / / / / /_/ / /| | / /|_/ / /| | \__ \/ /| |
         / /  / / /_/ / _, _/ ___ |/ /  / / ___ |___/ / ___ |
        /_/  /_/\____/_/ |_/_/  |_/_/  /_/_/  |_/____/_/  |_|
                                                             

The old man with the ridiculously high-priced items makes a triumphant 
return. Yes, his prices are still high and YES, he is still a goddamned 
money grubbing whore!


++CRYSTAL SKULL NOTE:
There are NO special prizes to obtain from Muramasa for collecting 
these babies. The Crystal Skulls that are found throughout the game 
don't serve ANY real special purpose except for a couple of Achievement 
Points and a special unlockable.


--HEALTH ITEMS & ENHANCEMENTS

HERBS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE    $3000
GRAINS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE   $5000
DEVIL WAY MUSHROOM         $4000

LIFE OF THE GODS           $700
LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS $2000
TALISMAN OF REBIRTH        $30,000
JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL    $700

INCENDIARY SHURIKENS       $100
ARROWS                     $50


--WEAPON UPGRADES
All of the weapons that Ryu obtains throughout the game have TWO 
upgrade slots each. The first upgrade will cost you $10,000 Yellow 
Essence and the second upgrade will go for $30,000.

Ryu can immediately upgrade each weapon to MAX status IF he has the 
credit-scratch-paper, know what I mean? If you play your cards right 
and deal massive damage to your enemies, it is absolutely possible to 
have a maxed out Dragon Sword by Chapter 3.


++TALISMAN OF REBIRTH NOTE:
The Talisman Of Rebirth is NOT an automatic item! In order to actually 
use the Talisman, it has to be equipped from the Pause Menu. If the 
Talisman is not equipped, Ryu will NOT be resurrected if he perishes.


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                  +++   KARMA STILL UP YOUR ASS   +++
                      __ __ ___    ____  __  ______ 
                     / //_//   |  / __ \/  |/  /   |
                    / ,<  / /| | / /_/ / /|_/ / /| |
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The Karma score counter is back and this time the rules are different. 
For NG2, the game measures your amount of Karma by the types of things 
you do per battle. Everything from the # of combos, # of UT's, # of 
Obliterations, and # of kills all add up to your score.

In the first Ninja Gaiden, all of the battles had a specific time 
limit. Some time limits were either too short or too long and the 
points you gained were dependent on whether or not you could complete a 
battle before the timer expired. The Karma timer didn't affect the 
battle itself, but the points to be gained were omitted in lieu of 
going past the time limit.


In Ninja Gaiden 2, there is NO Karma timer to go up against, so Ryu can 
inflict as much damage to his enemies without having to worry if he 
still has time left. The points add up like this:

--COMBOS = 100 POINTS PER HIT
--ESSENCE TECHNIQUE = 2000 POINTS
--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE = 5000 POINTS
--OBLITERATIONS = 3000 POINTS
--KILLING SPREE = 3000 POINTS
--INSTANT KILLS = 3000 POINTS
--ENEMIES KILLED = 1000 POINTS PER ENEMY


The more damage you can inflict UT's and OT's on your enemies, the 
higher your Karma score will be after each encounter. By simply 
defeating your enemies in a stylish manner, you get rewarded 
handsomely. Hey, if you play your cards right, you could literally spam 
your way to a high score! 


On average, a first-time NG2 player can probably reach up to 10-15 
million karma on a first playthrough while an NG veteran can reach 
anywhere up to 20-30 million easily. See where YOU rank!


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            +++   SMOKE DRINK PIMP - KNOWING YOUR ENEMY   +++
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Looks like we got a lot of enemies to kill! Read the strategies below 
for all the tips and tactics for killing these enemies the RIGHT way.


--BLACK SPIDER NINJA - SWORD
--BLACK SPIDER NINJA - ARCHER
--BLACK SPIDER NINJA - CLAWS
--RED SPIDER NINJA - INCENDIARY SHURIKENS
--WHITE SPIDER NINJA
--PHANTOM WARLOCK
These guys are relentless compared to the first Ninja Gaiden game. They 
attack you from all directions and are more lethal once they've had a 
limb chopped off. To kill them off in an expert style, use the 
following techniques:

++STRATEGY #1: UT IN THE FACE
Use constant Reverse Winds to stay evasive and then utilize an On-Land 
Charge. Usually, the OLC will decapitate the weaker ninja which can 
then leave Yellow Essence. Once the Essence is floating around, utilize 
MORE On-Land Charges for lots of sick Ultimate Techniques. Repeat until 
everybody is shish-kabob lunch.

++STRATEGY #2: OT UP THE ASS
If Obliterations is something you want more than the Ultimate 
Technique, then use this combo: X, Y, B, Y (On-Land Charge).
With this move, Ryu will slash the enemy into the air, toss Shurikens 
in mid-air, and then land on the ground for an OLC, which usually hacks 
off a limb. From there, Obliterate them for your sick, twisted 
pleasure.


--MILITARY SOLDIER - GUNS
--MILITARY SOLDIER - ROCKET LAUNCHER
--MILITARY SOLDIER - BALLISTIC MISSILES
These guys are not as frenzied as the ninjas but they do still swarm 
around you. Usually, the soldiers are accompanied by another soldier 
that is launching rockets or missiles at you from a distance. Eliminate 
the soldiers in the same way as the ninjas by taking down the weaker 
threat and then dealing with the main soldiers last.


--INCENDIARY DOGS
These pooches carry Incendiary Shurikens in their mouths and they are 
NOT afraid to shove it up your ass. The fastest way to kill a large 
amount of these mongrels is to use quick On-Land Charges. One or two 
OLC's will kill them instantly and leave Yellow Essence. Absorb the 
Essence for more UT's to kill them off. Once you have a Level 2 Dragon 
Sword, use the Divine Swallow attack.


--PINK VAN GELF
--GREEN VAN GELF
These large, skinny monsters are a bit of a challenge to defeat because 
of their enormous...size. To properly kill these guys with only a few 
combos, Ryu MUST have a Level 3 weapon in his possession. If Ryu has a 
Level 2 weapon or lower, he'll need to perform extra combos even after 
he does an Ultimate Technique, so BE AWARE! Stay evasive and defensive 
from there UFC-style pounces and you should be able to not lose too 
much health in each encounter.

The main strategy to killing these guys is to let them attack Ryu with 
their melee punching combos. From there, Ryu can counter their punches 
(which usually slices off an arm) and then leaves them open for 
Obliteration. After Obliterating one of them, use the leftover Yellow 
Essence for some UT's to the cranium. As crazy as it sounds, you have a 
better chance at slaying these freaks from up close than from afar.


--MUTANT BATS
These monster bats are SUPER dangerous because they swarm around you 
and quickly reduce your health to ZERO in a few seconds. To kill them, 
activate the Wind Blades Ninpo or take your chances with some combos.


--WEREWOLVES
The werewolves have a similar fighting style to the Van Gelf enemies 
(only they don't use fireballs for projectiles, they use dead bodies). 
Most of their attacks involve pouncing on you with hard melee attacks. 
Simply counter them to slice off a limb or use OLC's on them to weaken 
and kill them.


--SILVER GAJA
--RED GAJA
The gorgon-type snakes are more lethal on water than they are on land. 
When battling them on water, you'll need to use lots of hard attacks 
while running on the water. It's not easy to do, but it's the only way 
to do it. When battling them on land, they have some painful slicing 
attacks which can easily be blocked and evaded. The most powerful 
attack to use on them is the Izuna Drop because it is an instant kill. 
Anytime you encounter these things, just Izuna Drop them all!


--LAND MINES
Land mines aren't really an "enemy" per se, but these things can really 
make things difficult. These appear in Chapter 8 only and the only way 
to avoid them is to follow the footprints that are shown on the snow.


--EXPLODING JELLY FISH
These things explode if you get near them when traversing through 
water. Destroy them using the Gatling Gun while underwater.


--GIANT RED FISH
These large fish thingies only appear in Chapter 9 and 14. To kill them 
off, Ryu needs to use the Gatling Gun while in the water to hurt them.


--GHOST FISH!!! AAHHH!!!
Ghost Fish only appear in Chapter 5 (and part of Chapter 6 & 12). Use 
the Kusari-gama or Vigoorian Flails to eliminate a whole bunch of them 
when they attack or use the Gatling Gun when underwater.


--WATER SENTRY
These robot sentries only appear in Chapter 9 and are SUPER easy to 
destroy. Use the Water Run to approach them and then smack a combo on 
them using the Scythe (level 3) to instantly kill them.


--CHAINSAW ZOMBIE
While these guys aren't TOO big of a threat, they can make short work 
of Ryu if he's not quick or evasive enough when battling them. Evade 
their chainsaw or cannonballs and then use an OLC UT to slice off a 
limb. From there, Obliterate the zombie and then repeat the strategy by 
using the OLC with the leftover Essence.


--FOUR-LEGGED SMALL MECH
--GIANT MECH FIEND
These half-robot enemies are a MAJOR pain in the ass. They love to 
shoot lots and lots of bullets and the large mechs love to use knife 
attacks. The best weapon of choice against these 'bots is the Eclipse 
Scythe. A couple of hard mid-air Scythe combos weaken them quickly and 
can leave them open for Obliteration. If they overwhelm you too much, 
shove the Wind Blades Ninpo in their faces to finish them off.


--ACID WORMS
These annoying freaks only appear in Chapter 10 and are quite difficult 
to kill. Since they emerge from the acid lava, it's best to NOT fight 
them from up close. Equip the Incendiary Shurikens and toss them at 
level 2 charge to decrease their health.


--SKULL SPIDERS
--LARGE DUNG BEETLES
These bugs are bit tougher to kill than they look. To kill off a whole 
bunch of them, use any weapon (preferably the Scythe or Kusari-gama) 
and slice a few of them and then use the leftover Essence to shove some 
UT's in their faces.


--BLACK WIDOWS
These robot spider-women only appear in Chapters 13 & 14 and are easy 
to kill with some hard combos, but it'll take some fast evasion to 
avoid their sharp attacks. Use hard combos to weaken them (they explode 
when weakened but they still keep moving). From there, you can use an 
Obliteration on them. Another good strategy is to jump in between a 
whole gang of them and then activate a Wind Blades Ninpo to weaken them 
all. And then you can start Obliterating them without using combos.


--SWEDISH MEATBALL PUDDING PIE
This giant red Pokemon dragon only appears in Chapter 12. They breathe 
fire, chomp on you, and they roll around. Simply use the On-Land Charge 
UT to weaken them and then use hard combos. STUPID ENEMY!


--CENTAURS
These horse dudes are very similar to the Samurai Horsemen that 
appeared in the first Ninja Gaiden game. They are most lethal when you 
approach them head on, so instead of running around trying to attack 
them, STAY IMMOBILE! Stand near a wall and let them come to you. Block 
their attack and then strike them as they turn around. EASY!



+++ZOMBIE ENEMY NOTE:
In Chapters 12-13, Ryu will encounter zombified versions of the enemies 
encountered in the game. The Black Spider Ninjas, Incendiary dogs, 
Rasetsu, and the Van Gelf will appear in zombified form, but are no 
different to defeat than before.


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      +++   PRIVATE PARTY IN YOUR PANTS - THE TEST OF VALOR   +++
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When Ryu reaches the Castle Gates of the Hayabusa Village in Chapter 2, 
he will be overwhelmed by a non-stop horde of ninjas. Once he 
eliminates a whole gaggle of them, an item called the ROD OF TRIALS 
will be unlocked.

This item will enable Ryu to participate in Fiend Challenges called the 
Test Of Valor. From Chapter 3 up to Chapter 11, there will be glowing 
portals in each level that Ryu can access which teleports him to a 
battle arena with over 100+ enemies.

The main point of the Test Of Valor is to defeat all the enemies to win 
a prize. Usually the prize that is won is a health enhancement item 
like a LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS or TALISMAN OF REBIRTH. If you are up 
for the tough challenge, then do it before the end of the chapter. My 
tip for the Tests Of Valor? 


                    SEEK AND DESTROY EVERYTHING!!!


After completing the test, Ryu's health and Ninpo will be fully 
replenished when he teleports back. SWEET!


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      +++   ZAPPING THE INTESTINES - ADVANCED TIPS & TACTICS   +++
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--BUTTON MASHING IS FOR NOOBS
It takes a LITTLE BIT of skill to complete Ninja Gaiden 2. Even after 
you complete the game, there are still MANY things you can learn. But 
if you think for ONE second that you can just press any of the buttons 
like a 10-year old noob and hope you'll beat the game...YOU ARE PLAYING 
THE WRONG GAME.


--ALWAYS BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!
Why doesn't anyone ever do this? The main tactic in surviving battles 
is to BLOCK while being evasive. Defense is the best offense and you 
NEED to learn it! Trust me, it is very possible to complete every 
chapter without ever losing as much health than you need to. BLOCK, 
GODDAMMIT, BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


--U.T. NOT O.T.
As stylish as Obliterations look, they don't always come in handy in a 
tight spot against numerous enemies. Stick with using Ultimate 
Techniques for all the battles and only use Obliterations when it is 
safe to do so. If you spend all your time only trying to do OT's, be 
prepared for a world of hurt, my friend.


--USE ESSENCE WISELY
Do not just absorb the different-colored Essence because it looks 
pretty! The main purpose of Essence is to use it for Ultimate 
Techniques. Use the floating Essence during battle for Ultimate 
Techniques for an upper advantage in combat. Only absorb it if you need 
the health or money or Ninpo, otherwise, use it for combat!


--BE DEFENSIVE BUT EVASIVE
NEVER enter a new area without being defensive! When enemies are 
rushing at you, keep dashing until the moment is right to strike. If 
you enter a room thinking you can just hack-and-slash your way to the 
next battle, then expect a giant cattle prod up your stupid ass.


--UTILIZE THE ON-LAND CHARGE (also known as OLC)
All Ninja Gaiden experts have been using this move since the first Xbox 
game and there is no reason you should ignore it! When Ryu charges for 
an Ultimate Technique, he leaves himself vulnerable for a few seconds 
(which is not a good thing). To speed up the UT charge, jump and then 
press the Y BUTTON just as Ryu's feet touch the ground and he will 
automatically charge for a UT (if there is Essence floating around). 
Use this instead of manually charging to get through battles quicker.


--LEARN THE COUNTERATTACK
Sometimes Blocking an attack just doesn't cut it. If you stay immobile 
while blocking, an enemy can approach you and then grab you for a quick 
attack. Avoid all this by dashing when Blocking. Also, when an enemy 
attacks you while you are Blocking, press the attack button to initiate 
a counter attack. The timing takes some practice but it is your second 
best line of offense and can clear your way for a UT or OT.


--ELIMINATE THE WEAKER THREAT FIRST!
As you battle enemies, you'll be focused on the enemy in front of you. 
But what you need to notice is that there tends to be another enemy 
that is NOT fighting you and is flinging projectiles or Fireballs at 
you from a far distance (to distract you). That is the WEAKER enemy and 
you should eliminate him FIRST so that you don't get distracted. 
Remember, STRATEGY FIRST and brawns second!


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The walkthrough below is for Path of the Warrior (not the pansy Acolyte 
difficulty). Are you ready for the onslaught of pain that the game will 
hand you? GOOD! Let's get this bloodbath party bangin', dude bro! 


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                 +++   CHAPTER 1: SKY CITY TOKYO   +++
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++AREA: MURAMASA'S SHOP

--OBJECTIVE: FIND SONIA

Welcome to Sky Tokyo City! Get ready because as soon as the cutscene 
ends, it's BATTLE TIME! A gang of Ninjas will appear, so get into a 
defensive stance! Kill off the nearest enemies and then use the Essence 
they leave for Ultimate Techniques on the rest of the baddies. Do NOT 
attempt to try and use Obliteration Techniques just yet!

Once all the baddies are dead, enter the shop to trigger a cutscene 
with the money-grubbing whore. Once that's all done and refined, make a 
180-degree turn and go around the corner to find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: OUTER SANCTUM

Now make your way past Muramasa's Shop (on the other side) to encounter 
some more baddie ninjas. Use the walls to your advantage and stay 
evasive! Eliminate all the honkies and then continue towards the large 
doorway on the other end. Open the nearby chest and then kick down the 
door to the next area.


++AREA: INNER SANCTUM HALLWAY

Some more honked-up ninjas will appear in the hallway, so start using 
the walls for downward strikes. Stick with using UT's to kill all the 
baddies faster. Once that's done, open the nearby chest and continue 
down to the adjacent hallway.

Do NOT wall-run across the open floorway yet! Allow the ninjas to jump 
towards you while you prepare for some bloodshed. Eliminate them all 
with some style by using a pre-charged On-Land Charge to show those 
floozies how it's done, expert style! Now use a wall-run across the 
floorway and go around the corner.


++AREA: SANCTUM SHRINE

--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE ART OF THE INFERNO

Eliminate some more ninjas in this small room. After that's done, open 
the chest to find the Art Of The Inferno Scroll. 


--CRYSTAL SKULL #1
Before jumping down to the area below, look across the ledge to see a 
Crystal Skull sitting by itself on an adjacent roof. Jump over to it 
and then grab it! Now jump down to the bottom.


++AREA: LOWER SANCTUM

Fire up the Inferno Ninpo and unleash it to gain some Achievement 
Points. Smack up the rest of the baddies and then enter the next area 
to find some chests. Open them up and then go up the stairs the next 
area. Guess who shows up? MORE NINJAS! A new enemy is introduced here:


--NEW ENEMY: PHANTOM WARLOCK
This guy is a variation of the Warlock from the first game. He can 
create a fire pit underneath Ryu that explodes if he doesn't move away 
quick enough and can fling fireballs. When up close, he disappears and 
then reappears and attempts to smack you with his gay weapon.


--ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS

When you enter the area, immediately approach the Warlock and eliminate 
him first! If you ignore him, he'll keep blasting and distracting you, 
so get him! Once he's dead, eliminate the rest of the baddies and open 
the nearby chest for your first health enhancement.


++AREA: ENGINE ROOM

As soon as you kick down the door, get into a defensive stance as the 
enemies start running towards you. Eliminate them all and then use a 
wall-run to the next catwalk. Go up the stairs and use a pre-charged 
OLC on the enemies rushing towards you. One UT should kill them all. 


--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE

Approach the dead body to retrieve the OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE Scroll. 
From there, move forward to encounter a gang of ninjas missing some 
arms. Approach them and quickly use the Obliteration on them to clear 
the area. Once that's done, go around the corner to find a SAVE STATUE.


SAVE GAME


From here, grab the FLYING BIRD TECHNIQUE Scroll from the dead body and 
use the technique to reach the top of the chasm to the next area.


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM GARDEN

As soon as Ryu jumps out of the chasm, a set on ninjas will be waiting 
for you. Eliminate the Warlocks first and then use their leftover 
Essence for lots of sick UT's to the face.


--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

When the area is clear, DO NOT cross the bridge yet! Jump down to the 
river and make a right turn to the waterfall area where more ninjas 
show up. Eliminate the ninjas to clear the area and then go to the 
balcony ledge just near the edge of the waterfall to find a chest with 
a LOTG! Now go back to towards the mini-bridge

Continue past the mini-bridge for more baddies. Eliminate them with 
ease and then continue past the garden to a stairway going down. Before 
you go around the corner to the next area, jump down to the water below 
and go to the end of the moat to find a little boat with a chest. Grab 
the goodies and continue the objective.



++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM STAIRWAY

--CRYSTAL SKULL #2
The archers are an annoyance but there IS a way to kill them. Try to 
block all of the fire arrows as much as you can while killing the 
enemies in front of you first. From there, move next to the cherry 
blossom tree and do a Bird Flip to reach a small roof ledge.

From there, run up to the archers and take them down. See that Crystal 
Skull there? GRAB IT! Now jump down to the bottom.


--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Once that's done, make your way down the catwalks and jump down to the 
lower catwalks. Go all the way to the end of the catwalk to find a 
chest with a Life OTG! YEAH! 


As soon as you grab the item, enemies will run up behind you to ambush 
you, so start the slicing action! Eliminate them with stylish UT's and 
then go back and climb the ladder back to the top catwalk. Eliminate 
some more ninjas that approach you and then jump and swing past the 
gaps to the other side. Go to the end to find a SAVE STATUE.



SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROOFTOP BALCONY

--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE FLYING SWALLOW TECHNIQUE
--OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE LUNAR WEAPON

Now take the ladder to the top and make a right turn to find a chest 
with a goodie. Now go the other way and approach the dead body to find 
the FLYING SWALLOW TECHNIQUE Scroll. Work your way to the rooftop 
balcony to encounter a large gaggle of stinkwads. Remember to eliminate 
the weaker threat first! Focus on killing the Warlocks first and then 
focus on the other flimsy ninjas until everyone is dead and gone. All 
it takes is some Ultimate Techniques to get the job done.

After all the stinkwads are gone, enter the newly opened doorway. 
Approach the gold statue to find a familiar weapon: the LUNAR. Equip 
the Lunar and test out its mettle with a few combos. You'll notice that 
the weapon has a long range (that's what she said) and knack for quick 
combos. 


After all that giddy fun, grab the other goodies from the chest and use 
the SAVE STATUE to Save your game.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM BRIDGE

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE SCROLL

Make your way downstairs and approach the dead body to find a new item: 
the ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE Scroll. Follow the directions indicated to 
perform the UT. Now approach the bridge and start flaunting your uber-
hot Lunar skills.

Even though the Lunar has long range attacks, sometimes it isn't easy 
to get as much combos as needed. Block an enemy's attack and then 
quickly use a counterattack to push them back. From there, begin 
another combo to finish off the enemy. Try not to button mash with this 
weapon or you'll only get creamed in the face (that's what she said).

When the area is cleared, approach the dead body on the other side of 
the bridge to find NOTEBOOK: OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE. From there, enter 
the house to find another dead body with the TECHNIQUE OF ULTIMATE 
GUIDANCE. 


++AREA: INNER GUEST HOUSE

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET ROOM
--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE TECHNIQUE OF ULTIMATE GUIDANCE

Enter the next house and then make a right turn to see a scroll on the 
wall. Slice it down to find a secret room with a chest and some pots. 
Grab the goodies and then exit outside to encounter some more ninjas.

Exit the house and start using On-Land Charges on the ninjas that 
appear. Clear the area with ease and then go back into the house. See 
that chest? Open it up to release some Yellow Essence but DO NOT absorb 
it!

Instead, move towards the paper wall and two more ninjas will jump out 
from behind. Use a UT on both of them to clear the room and then exit 
from the house at the other end to find two MORE ninjas.

Eliminate them both to trigger the opening of Muramasa's Statue. 
Approach the statue and use the BLACKSMITH option to level up either 
the Dragon Sword or the Lunar to Level 2. Stock up on any health items 
and then continue the mission by jumping down the nearby well.


++AREA: WELL OF BATS

Jump down the well and eliminate the big bats with Shurikens. Now exit 
the well by kicking own the door to a series of metal catwalks


++AREA: UPPER METAL CATWALKS

--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS TECHNIQUE

Traverse the catwalks and approach the dead body to find the NOTEBOOK: 
SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS item. From there, two more baddies will approach 
you, so kill them off!

Jump down to the lower catwalk to find a chest with a goodie inside. 
Now go back up and use a Wall Run on the large wall to the next 
catwalk. There's another chest all the way at the other end, so grab 
that item if you want to.

From here, it looks like you're stuck! Nope, approach the catwalk that 
looks flimsy and you'll see the bars are broken. Use that open gap to 
jump all the way down to the next area.


++AREA: SKY CITY WALKWAY

After you land on the walkway, traverse all the way down until some 
baddies show up. Keep your defense up and remember to keep the 
Obliterations to a minimum (or else you'll get smacked around). Kill 
all the flunkies in this lengthy battle to clear the walkway and then 
go all the way to the end to trigger a cutscene.


++AREA: SKY CITY OFFICE BUILDING

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE CRACKED CARD KEY

On the next couple of floors, Ryu will be overwhelmed with loads and 
loads of ninja baddies. Kill off the first wave of baddies that appear 
to activate the nearby SAVE STATUE.


SAVE GAME


Enter the next room and some more ninjas will show up. Again, stay 
defensive and shove lots of UT's in their faces. After that's done, 
approach the set of stairs and make your way DOWN to find a lone chest 
with a goodie.

Now make your way up the stairs to the next floor and eliminate the 
next set of baddies that appear. Once the area is cleared, continue all 
the way to the top of the stairs to find a lone chest with the CRACKED 
CARD KEY. Use it on the white door on the previous floor (near the 
elevator doors) to enter a small maintenance room.



++AREA: MAINTENANCE ROOM

Approach the dead body to find the NOTEBOOK: FLYING BIRD item. From 
there, climb the ladder to the top and enter the shaft to the elevator 
roof. Use a Flying Bird Flip to the very top.


++AREA: BAMBOO ROOM

As soon as you land here, charge up for a UT and start unleashing some 
hellfire on the ninja turd burglars. When the room is cleared, go to 
the other side of the room to find a chest and Muramasa's Statue. Open 
the chest for a goodie and then stock up on items if you need to.

If you haven't upgraded your weapons to Level 2 yet, now would be the 
best time to do it. It'll make the upcoming boss battle much easier. 
Now go to the other side of the Bamboo Room to find a SAVE STATUE. I 
suggest that you ignore the statue for now and go up the stairs.

One more wave of baddies will show up, so start the slicing and dicing! 
Finish them off in style and then go back down and use the SAVE STATUE.


SAVE GAME


When you're ready, go upstairs and open the double doors for your first 
boss battle!


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++NOTE: For those of you that played Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword on the 
Nintendo DS (aside from those asshole NGDS cheaters), this boss is the 
REAL full version of the tarantula boss from NGDS.


Rasetsu is one aggressive semi-boss (but still a pansy compared to 
Murai from the first game), so you need to be quick on your feet. He 
uses a couple of moves in his arsenal:

--WIND BLADES
--SPIDER POUNCE
--SPIDER GRAB

Defeating this boss is as easy as Swedish Meatball Pudding Pie. For the 
battle, simply keep a far distance from Rasetsu and charge up for a UT. 
You should have enough time to unleash a bunch of Ultimate Techniques 
in his fat face without too much trouble. Simply repeat the tactic 
above and then use an Obliteration Technique on him when he's down for 
the count to end the battle. 

AVOID trying to use up-close combos on him because he can just grab you 
in mid-combo and then smack you around. Stick with the Ultimate 
Technique strategy and the battle will be over in less than 30 seconds. 
No Ninpo used, no health wasted. Simple, right? If you die more than 
three times in this battle even after using the tactic above, then I 
don't know what to tell you except QUIT. Once the battle is over, the 
mission is complete.


Copy and paste the URL below to see how to defeat Rasetsu in under 25 
seconds using only one attack:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/225912.html


MISSION COMPLETE!


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Welcome back to Hayabusa Village. In the time since the previous game, 
a couple of new areas are now accessible that were never seen before. 
Well, actually, these new areas were previously introduced in Ninja 
Gaiden Dragon Sword, but since nobody except me has played it, you 
wouldn't know, would you?


++AREA: HAYABUSA GRAVEYARD

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE CASTLE GATE ENTRANCE

Make your way down the path to encounter some ninjas. Eliminate the 
next couple of ninjas that appear with some easy combos and work your 
way down to the Central Bridge area to encounter a new enemy.


++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE ENTRANCE

--NEW ENEMY: INCENDIARY DOGS
These pooches carry Incendiary Shurikens in their mouths and aren't 
afraid to shove it up your ass. Stay defensive and evasive and use On-
Land Charge attacks to slice them down. Keep doing this to kill them 
off and unleash Yellow Essence for UT's.


Kill the lone pooch that appears to clear this area. Before you leave 
this area, there is a familiar place that you need to visit. Enter the 
doorway near the graveyard stairs to the Central Bridge (where Ryu 
fought Masakado in the first game).


--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

A bunch of baddies will appear, so eliminate and obliterate them all 
with some flashy moves to clear the bridge. Approach the lone chest to 
find a Life OTG. Now exit Central Bridge and continue the objective.


From Central Bridge, go around the range to encounter a much larger 
pack of pooches. Remember, use lots of On-Land Charges on them to 
quickly kill them off. When the area is cleared, take the small path to 
the river and start running to the LEFT side.

Two archers will be flinging arrows at you, so run in zigzag patterns 
until you reach them. Eliminate them all with some style!


--CRYSTAL SKULL #3
After eliminating the archers, jump back down to the water. Swim around 
the area until you see a white glowing Crystal Skull under the water. 
Dive down deep (that's what she said) and grab the skull!


++AREA: HEADMASTER'S HOUSE

Continue the objective and head up the stairs. Approach the dead body 
to find the COUNTER ATTACK TECHNIQUE Scroll. Now use the Save Statue 
and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE FALCON TALONS

Go up the house patio and you'll encounter some ninjas and some 
annoying archers. Ignore the ninjas by dashing carefully towards the 
archers and then eliminate them one-by-one.


++AREA: CASTLE GATE ENTRANCE

When the patio is clear, make a right turn and enter the house. Open 
the chests seen in here and some more ninjas will pop out of nowhere. 
Be prepared for this lengthy battle because the room is super small and 
maneuvering around it will be difficult. Remember to use lots of OLC's 
and UT's to kill them all. Once the room is finally cleared, you'll see 
some goodies in the corner. Grab the items to obtain the FALCON TALONS.


--NEW WEAPON: FALCON TALONS
These babies are bad-ass to use but also a bit difficult to master. 
Since these weapons involve up-close melee combos, Ryu needs to 
properly utilize its short range or else he'll get smacked around. 


--OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE ROD OF TRIALS

Exit the house and approach the stairs to encounter a large gaggle of 
ninjas. One thing you'll notice is that they will constantly keep 
spawning one after another. Slice and dice every single ninja with the 
Falcon Talon's until the Stone Monument in the corner finally lights 
up. When the monument lights up, the area is cleared.

Approach the monument and grab the ROD OF TRIALS item. This item will 
allow Ryu to participate in the Tests Of Valor challenges. If you need 
to SAVE your game, do it at the Save Statue in front of the house. When 
you're ready, go up the Castle Gate stairway.


++AREA: CASTLE GATE STAIRWAY

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE CASTLE

The next section involves Ryu climbing up a hill filled with lots of 
ninjas. Simply fight your way to the top by eliminating the archers 
perched on the watchtowers and then using the Essence for UT's on the 
ninjas on the ground.

Make it all the way to the top of the hill to encounter a lone pooch. 
Screw that pooch and kill it with an On-Land Charge to clear the whole 
area. Use the Save Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


There is a Muramasa Statue above the small stairs, so stock up on stuff 
if you need to and continue the mission. Next to the Save Statue is an 
underground cavern walkway. Enter inside and traverse the cavern (watch 
out for ninjas) all the way to the end. Use the Bird Flip to exit the 
cavern and to a new area.


++AREA: CASTLE ENTRANCE WALKWAY

Head up the walkway and start killing some ninjas with some awesome 
techniques. Head up the walkway towards the next level and some more 
ninjas will jump down. Kick some ass and then continue up the stairs to 
the upper level.

Keep working your way to the top level and you will reach what looks 
like a dead end. See those wooden planks? Run up the planks to jump 
onto the Castle roof.


++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP - LOWER LEVEL

A gang of Warlocks and ninjas will show up to play. How about some 
blackjack to the face? Eliminate the gang and then jump down the 
destroyed roof crevice to FINALLY enter the Castle.


++AREA: CASTLE INTERIOR

When you land inside, some more ninjas and archers will ambush you. 
Take out the archers first and then crap out that ninja to clear the 
area and activate the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


At the end of the hall near the stairs is a new weapon to use: the 
FIEND'S BANE BOW. Equip the bow and shoot an arrow at the shining 
gemstone to open the gate and reveal some new stairs. Make your way up 
the stairs and drop down to encounter Rasetsu.


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This battle with Rasetsu is a bit different than before. He will employ 
the use of ninjas to help him as he tries to kill you. The strategy for 
killing Rasetsu is still the same but you'll need some tactics against 
the ninjas.

First of all, DO NOT try to battle Rasetsu from up close! Stay 
defensive and keep your distance from him. Instead, use Izuna Drops and 
counters on the ninjas that are swarming around you to unleash Yellow 
Essence. With the Essence, use an On-Land Charge on Rasetsu to reduce 
his health. It will take a couple of tries to get this simple strategy 
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++AREA: GOLDEN DRAGON ROOM

--OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE GOLDEN DRAGON PUZZLE

Kick down the door to the next area. Make aright turn and go to the end 
for a chest with goodies. Now go the other way to find some stairs and 
some ninja baddies.

Finish them off and then ascend the stairway. Cut open the paper walls 
to find some more ninjas. Eliminate them with Obliterations to clear 
the area and to activate the nearby Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Now go up the stairs and approach the dead body to find the TECHNIQUE 
OF UNRIVALED SOARING Scroll. Cut open the paper walls to a large 
balcony with two pedestals (one on the left and one on the right). Each 
pedestal is missing a colored jewel and Ryu must find the jewels to 
solve the Golden Dragon Puzzle.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ULTRAMARINE & VERMILION JEWELS

Here's what to do: Use a Wall Run to the left of the balcony and land 
on the adjacent balcony. A shmegeggy of ninjas will jump in to ambush 
you, so start the Obliteration party! Remember to stay defensive! Once 
the balcony is cleared, approach the pedestal near the wall and grab 
the ULTRAMARINE JEWEL.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #4
Enter the adjacent hall to find a Crystal Skull sitting in a little 
supply room shelf. Grab it and then enter the next room to encounter 
some more ninja flunkies.


Eliminate the ninjas with hard combos to clear the room. Now approach 
the pedestal on the wall to retrieve the VERMILION JEWEL. With both 
jewels on hand, you can now solve the Golden Dragon Puzzle! To go back 
to the balcony that had the missing jewels, either use the Wall Run 
from the adjacent balcony or simply jump back down to the ground and 
climb up using the stairway.

Place both of the jewels in the respective pedestals to activate a 
glowing activation gem. Shoot an arrow at it to lower a large elevator 
and to open a secret path. Enter the path through the dragon's mouth to 
emerge back outside.


++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP - UPPER

As soon as you jump out, a gang of Warlocks will ambush you. These guys 
should so easy to kill by now, so DO IT. Clear them all and then ascend 
the rooftop to the upper roofs to find an open gap. 


++AREA: CASTLE PENTHOUSE

Archers and ninjas will appear so get to it! Kill them off with some 
mixed combos and clear the area!


--ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS
--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Open the lone chest to find a Lives OTTG and immediately equip it 
because the next battle's gonna be a doozy! Go up the stairs and 
approach the dead body to find a Life OTG. DO NOT enter the next 
doorway just yet!

Go back downstairs and drop down the mini-trapdoor near the chest to 
find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


When you're ready, climb up the stairs and open the doorway for a 
(somewhat) tough boss battle. 


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Genshin is a bit intimidating on first glance, but to an expert Ninja 
Gaiden player, he's a complete BITCH. Even with that said, Genshin 
employs a few powerful attacks in his arsenal:

--SHADOW RUSH
--FLYING SHADOW SWALLOW
--SHADOW COUNTER

If you fought against Chapter 2 Doku in Ninja Gaiden Sigma, then 
Genshin pretty much should remind you of him pound-for-pound. Genshin 
is NOT so tough as he looks but his attacks are quite painful, so put 
up some DEFENSE! Remember to ALWAYS BLOCK! Never let your guard down 
for this entire battle and stay defensive AT ALL TIMES!

The moment to strike against Genshin is when he does his Shadow Rush or 
when he misses the Flying Swallow attack. Simply evade and block both 
attacks and then quickly counter with an X, Y, Y combo. Yes, it's that 
simple because after he misses the attacks, he leaves himself 
vulnerable for a second, which is all the time you need. Repeat that 
tactic and you should be able to reduce his health significantly.

Stay evasive throughout the encounter so that he doesn't catch you off-
guard and ALWAYS block his attacks, especially his Flying Swallow move. 
Use the strategy mentioned above as a more effective way to defeat 
Genshin instead of trying to use flashy moves. Defeat Genshin to 
complete the mission.


Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Genshin properly:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/226659.html


MISSION COMPLETE!


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Welcome to New York City. SNIFF* SNIFF* What the hell is that awful 
garbage truck stench? Oh wait, that's just Times Square. NEVERMIND!


++AREA: TIMES SQUARE SOUTH

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE WIND BLADES SCROLL

As soon as the chapter begins, Ryu can either find the second Ninpo 
scroll or fight off a new enemy. That choice is up to you. If you want 
to fight some enemies first, move forward to the middle of the area to 
encounter a new baddie:


--NEW ENEMY: VAN GELF
These guys are aggressive like MMA or UFC fighters. They like to use 
punching combos and take-downs to kick your ass. They also have a dual 
fireball and fire breath just in case. Killing these guys require some 
nifty counterattack skills. Move up close to them and let them do their 
melee punching combos. Counter their punches and it should chop off a 
limb. If not, it'll stun them and leave them open for an attack.


Avoid staying at a far distance from these guys and stick to using up-
close combat to kill them all off. Remember to be defensive or else 
these baddies will smack you up! Once the entire area is clear, Ryu can 
explore the little corners of the area to find a couple of chests.

Once you're done exploring, go to the street corner where you started 
the chapter to find an open door. Approach the nearby dead body to 
retrieve the ART OF THE WIND BLADES Scroll.


++AREA: MAINTENANCE HALLWAY

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE ROOF

A couple of Archers and ninjas will show up to ambush you, so try out 
the Wind Blades Ninpo if you want. Eliminate the pack and approach the 
stairway going up to encounter some more baddies.

There will be a bevy of archers and Warlocks to distract you in the 
upper level, so try and eliminate those guys first and then deal with 
the rest of the baddies after. When the room is clean, there's a secret 
item you might want to check out...


--CRYSTAL SKULL #5
Go back to the stairway and take it to the top to find a Crystal Skull 
sitting behind an enclosed gate. Grab it and then continue back down to 
the area where you encountered the ninjas. Approach the Save Statue to 
SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Now use a Bird Flip at the nearby shaft to emerge on the rooftop where 
you'll encounter some mini-dragons. 


--NEW ENEMY: MINI-DRAGONS
These enemies are pretty weak but annoying because they lob fireballs 
at you from a high distance. Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot them 
twice to kill them.


++AREA: ROOFTOP

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE ROOFTOP OF THREATS

This next area will be a bit of a crapshoot since you'll be dealing 
with archers from far distances. First, if you need arrows, approach 
the dead body on the right side of the wall. Kill off the mini-dragons 
and then the ninja archers will appear on the opposite rooftop. Re-
equip some more arrows and used charged arrow shots to kill off the 
archers on the other roof.

When the rooftops are cleared, Ryu can either take the zipline to the 
other rooftop or explore the area below. If you explore the area below, 
prepare for a pooch ambush! The Incendiary Dogs will pop out of 
nowhere, so be aware! The only thing you'll find the area below is a 
chest with Essence, so take that at your own risk!


Go back to the roof and use the zipline to the other side. Jump down 
and more ninjas will pop up. Again, DEFENSE! Kick them off the roof to 
clear the area and to activate the Save Statue nearby.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: GO TO TIMES SQUARE NORTH
--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE SUBTERRANEAN SEWERS

Jump down the building to Times Square North and some more ninjas will 
appear. Eliminate them all with UT's to the face and that should get 
the job done. From there, go north to the next area and a gaggle of Van 
Gelf's will rush after you.

Blow off these blowhards with some blowpop combos, it's not that hard! 
When the area is cleared, continue north to trigger a cutscene with the 
Green Van Gelf bitch. This guy is not any different than the pink 
version, so eliminate him with the same combos as the other Van Gelf's. 
Clear the area of the threat and then jump down to the stinky New York 
sewers below to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


As you traverse the sewers, some more VG's and mutant bats will pop up 
for an ambush. Again, stick with counter combos and use the Wind Blades 
IF you are getting too overwhelmed. Once the area is clear, it's time 
to explore the dank sewers.


--ITEM: JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL

Make a right turn at the sewer intersection and approach the dead body 
near the ladder to obtain your first JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. This item 
allows Ryu to upgrade one of the Ninpo scrolls.

Climb the ladder to the top and then use a Wall Run on the nearby metal 
gate to the other ledge. From there, follow the walls and turn left to 
find an open metal gate. Enter the gate and take the ladder down.


++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 1

WHOA! Van Gelf's will pop out of the tunnel to ambush you, so bust out 
your fancy moves and eliminate the lot of them. From there, jump and 
swing to the next area while killing some more Van Gelf's.


***NOTE:
If you happen to fall to the bottom while running, simply run towards 
the stairway (watch out for mutant bats) and then run and jump back to 
the top.


When you reach the end of the path, jump down to the circular area to 
find a dead body with arrows. Grab some arrows and then CAREFULLY enter 
the next area.


++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 2

As you enter this area, one of the Van Gelf's will jump out to pounce 
you, so be cautious and eliminate the rest of the bunch that appear 
with some hot killer attacks.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #6
Make a left turn from where you encountered the Van Gelf's to find a 
dead body with the TECHNIQUE OF SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS Scroll. From 
there, use a double Wall Run to the back of the cave to find another 
Crystal Skull. SWEET!


After obtaining that item, go to the opposite direction from where you 
encountered those Van Gelf's to another set of walls. Eliminate the 
remaining Van Gelf's that appear and then run and swing to the other 
side of the area.

As you approach the next area, some more ninjas will pop up. Eliminate 
them with some hot moves to clear the area. From there, use a Wall Run 
to reach the higher ledge with the Muramasa Statue. Stock up on items 
and then kick down the nearby door to a new area.


++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 3

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE VENTILATION SYSTEM

As you enter this area, prepare for some ninjas and Van Gelf's to show 
up. Across from where you opened to door is a dead body with Incendiary 
Shurikens. Make your way up to it and grab some Incendiary Shurikens 
and start tossing them at the archers and Van Gelfs.

When the area is cleared, toss some Incendiary Shurikens at the 
ventilation fans to stop them from spinning. The area to the east of 
where you entered contains some more ninjas and some chests. Grab those 
if you need to, otherwise destroy the fans on the west side of the door 
you entered and make your way down.

Eliminate some more ninjas to clear the lower sewers of enemies. 
Destroy the last ventilation fan and then jump and swing to the area 
below. As you splash into the water, DO NOT emerge out! Mutant bats are 
swarming above and there's nothing for you above water! Stay underwater 
and look for the open pipeline and swim towards it to the next area.



++AREA: OUTER SUBWAY

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE SUBWAY TRACKS

Emerge from the water to encounter some mutant bats and a duo of 
ninjas. Snuff them out and then grab some arrows from the nearby dead 
body. Approach the statue to SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Use a Bird Flip on the vertical subway car to the top. Some archers 
will be flinging arrows at you from an opposite ledge, so toss 
Incendiary Shurikens at them or charged arrows to kill them off.

From there, use a Wall Run to reach the opposite ledge, open the chest 
for goodies, and then use another Wall Run to the next cavern. Watch 
out for some Van Gelfs as they come running and eliminate them all.

In the next area, jump down and kill some more Van Gelf's. When that's 
fine and dandy, continue up the path and up the rocky steps. Use a 
double Wall Run to get near Muramasa's Statue and start killing some 
ninjas! Clear out the archers and ninjas to activate TEST OF VALOR #1. 
Stock up at Muramasa's Statue and then approach the Save Statue at the 
other side and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


--TEST OF VALOR #1 - ONE OF WHITE
The first Test Of Valor is across from the Save Statue. Use the Wall 
Run to reach it and then activate the portal. You'll be facing off 
against a bunch of ninjas and Warlocks for this battle, so use lots of 
Izuna Drops for instant kills and lots and lots of On-Land Charge UT's 
to thin the herd. Complete the test and the prize will be a LIVES OF 
THE THOUSAND GODS. Easy, right?


If you decide to do the Test Of Valor, be sure to be stocked and ready! 
If not, then continue the objective and jump down to the lower subway. 
Be sure you're ready because once you jump down, you can't go back!


++AREA: LOWER SUBWAY NORTH

Lots of ninjas = lots of blood. Snuff out all the ninjas near the 
subway car to clear them out. From there, use a Wall Run on the subway 
car to enter inside one of the cars. Emerge on the other side and some 
Van Gelfs will pop out for an ambush.

Activate some Ninpo and then Obliterate all the baddies. Use the 
leftover Essence for some UT's to the face. Clear the area to trigger 
the less-than-spectacular boss battle.


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This giant fugly floating boss is as easy to predict than anything 
else. In case you didn't already notice, its entire body is encased in 
metal making it practically invulnerable EXCEPT...for the boss's face. 
I guess that means Ryu's gonna be making a lot of shots to the boss's 
face (that's what she said). Keep in mind of the boss's attacks:

--MOUTH GRAB
--MINI ME
--ELECTRIC FIREBALL
--MEGA ME
--ELECTRIC SHOCK

It takes quick aiming skills with the Fiend's Bane Bow and lots of 
evasive techniques to avoid from being killed. The boss's attacks are 
pretty painful and it's best to NOT touch the boss at any time during 
the fight. To properly damage this bunghole of a boss, KEEP YOUR 
DISTANCE. Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and manually aim for his face with 
a Level 2 charged shot. Yes, I said LEVEL 2 CHARGED SHOT. Each 
successful shot should take away about 10% of health (which is a lot).

From there, stay evasive and move away from the boss as he wiggles 
around the arena. Reposition yourself and then aim again with another 
Level 2 charged shot to the face. Each quick and successful charged 
shot will quickly reduce his health faster than you think.

When it starts flinging fireballs or his little Mini-Me thingies, use 
lots of evasive roll jumps as much as you can to stay safe. These 
attacks will eventually damage you no matter how hard you try to evade, 
so be prepared from some damage. When the boss's health is reduced to 
20%, he will keel over in pain, so quickly rush over and finish him off 
with an Obliteration to complete the battle. With quick aiming skills, 
you can defeat the boss in less than a minute.


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: LOWER SUBWAY WEST

--OBJECTIVE: FIGHT YOUR WAY OUT OF THE SUBWAY

Traverse the subway tracks to encounter some more ninjas and Warlocks. 
Eliminate the bunch and then jump down to the lower tracks at the end. 

Fight off more ninjas and then continue down the train tracks towards 
the station terminal to encounter some Van Gelf enemies. Eliminate 
those annoying floozies with some combos to clear the area.


++AREA: STATION TERMINAL

Take the stairs to the top of the subway terminal to find the Save 
Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


As you reach the top terminal, ninjas and Warlocks will appear for a 
party. Eliminate them all in the face with some hard combos to clear 
the area. There are a couple of chests behind the metal fences that you 
can access by going thru the iron bar doors. Grab all that stuff and 
enter the terminal office for some more goodies.

Exit the terminal and grab some arrows from the dead body. Fling a 
charged arrow at the explosive barrels above the stairs to open up the 
path. Once that's done, some ninjas will come running down after you, 
so flatten their faces with a combo to the cranium and then exit out of 
the subway to street level.


++AREA: LOWER HUDSON RIVER

Some Incendiary dogs will come running as soon as you emerge onto the 
street, so be ready with the Wind Blades and unleash it in their faces. 
When that's done, go around the corner to encounter a gang of Warlocks. 
Take them out with your skills to clear this part of the area.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #7
There is a well-hidden Crystal Skull in this area. Just near where you 
encountered the Warlocks is an alleyway behind the nearby building. As 
you make your way there, a gang of ninjas show up. Eliminate them all 
to clear the area and then look above the alley to see a Crystal Skull 
perched atop a metal ledge. To reach it, use a Wall Run on the nearby 
wall of the left side and then jump towards the ledge. Grab that Skull!


After all that, go to the Save Statue and SAVE your game!


SAVE GAME


Notice that there is a Muramasa Statue across the Save Statue but is 
behind a metal fence. You cannot reach it for now, so climb the ladder 
to the top to reach a new area.


++AREA: BROOKLYN BRIDGE EXIT RAMP

--ITEM: JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL

Climb the ladder to the top and cross the road to find a dead body with 
a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. Grab the item and use it on one of the Ninpo 
Scrolls. Cross to the other side of the bridge to find another dead 
body with Incendiary Shurikens. As you continue up the road, you will 
encounter some mini-dragons and Van Gelfs.

Toss some Incendiary Shurikens at the Van Gelfs to dismember them and 
then use an Obliteration in their face to kill them off. If you still 
have some arrows, fling them at the mini-dragons to clear this part of 
the bridge. From there, make your way further up the bridge. There is a 
chest at the dead end, so open that up for some goodies.


--ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #8
Next to the bridge, you will see a Crystal Skull sitting on a ledge 
next to a ladder. Jump over to it and grab it!


From here, you can either continue up the ladder or climb the ladder to 
the bottom. If you take the ladder DOWN to the street level, you can 
finally access Muramasa's Statue to stock up. But be aware that AFTER 
you access the statue, a gang of Van Gelf enemies will pop out for an 
ambush near the ladder, so be ready!

If you decide to NOT go to the street level, take the ladder going up 
to the higher bridge level.


++AREA: BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Another gang of Van Gelf enemies will appear here for an ambush. 
Prepare the Wind Blades Ninpo and then unleash it in their faces. From 
there, Obliterate the lot of them and use UT's from the leftover 
Essence. Trust me, it's almost as easy as it sounds.

Once the area is clear, approach the dead body at the other end for 
some arrows and then climb the ladder to the top to find the SAVE 
STATUE. I suggest NOT saving just yet because a couple of mini-dragons 
will appear in this area, so bust out the Bow and shoot them all down. 
SAVE your game AFTER the area is finally cleared.


SAVE GAME


Approach the other end of the walkway to encounter a new boss.


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The big blind Ogre might have no eyes but his attacks can reach you no 
matter where you are. These are his attacks:

--GROUND POUND
--SUPER GROUND POUND
--GROUND SWEEP
--CONCRETE BREATH
--TAXICAB RAGE

It is best to use a Level 3 weapon for this battle, so if you have the 
money for it, UPGRADE! For the battle, use lots of quick and hard 
combos with your weapon and stay aggressive! 

The main tactic to defeating this boss is quick combos on his large 
feet. AVOID using any charged projectiles because it only leaves Ryu 
vulnerable to attack from any distance. Instead, stay close to the Ogre 
and use LOTS of Reverse Wind evasion to evade his ground pounds. 
Continue to constantly slash away at his feet to reduce his health to 
10%. From there, he'll fall over in pain, which means only ONE thing:

                            OBLITERATION!!!


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++AREA: ELLIS ISLAND - BASE

After the cutscene, some more Van Gelf baddies and mini-dragons will 
come after you, so bust out some hot moves to kill them off. Clear the 
base of Ellis Island and then enter the doorway under the statue.


++AREA: ELLIS ISLAND - MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE DRAGON CLAW & TIGER FANG
--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SILVER XBOX

As you enter the small hall, some ninjas will appear. Evade them and 
move into the Museum for a wider battle arena. Eliminate the ninjas 
with Izuna Drops and use the leftover Essence for UT's on the Warlocks 
to clear the Museum of enemies.

There are a couple of goodies in the Museum. Destroy the glass displays 
to find some Incendiary Shurikens and a set of dual Katanas sitting by 
its lonesome self. Grab the dual Katanas and test them out. Next to the 
exit of the room is a scroll sitting behind a glass. Next to the scroll 
is some sort of wooden blinds that can be slashed down to reveal a 
Silver Xbox! The Xbox can replenish health (but not Ninpo) at anytime. 
Now access the Save Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


--TEST OF VALOR #2 - TWO OF BLACK
If you're pumped and ready, enter the nearby portal for Test Of Valor 
#2. Lots and lots of the pink-colored Van Gelf's will show up, so be 
ready with a level 3 weapon and some nifty Ultimate Technique moves. 
Kill off 2-3 of the baddies and then use nonstop UT's in their faces 
for lots of hi-larity. Only use Obliterations sparingly and be sure to 
have at least 2 Herbs Of Spiritual Life. Completing the test garners 
you a TALISMAN OF REBIRTH. AAWWWW, LAME!


++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - TORCH OF LIBERTY ROOM

Want some more ninjas in your face? Well, they're gonna get in it, so 
start slashing with some hard combos. Approach the Warlocks first and 
eliminate them and then use UT's to clear the rest of them out.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

The doorway in this room is shut, so climb the stairs and use Wall Runs 
to reach the window on the other side. There is a dead body with a 
goodie here, so grab that before approaching the window.

As soon as you reach the window, a Van Gelf jumps in, so start some 
sick combos to kill it and then jump out and use UT's on the other 
baddies that appear with the leftover Essence. Clear the area and then 
take the stairs going up.


++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - BASE STAIRWAY

Fight your way up two flights of stairs and balconies filled with Van 
Gelfs and those goddamned mini-dragons. Inflict lots of sexy combos on 
the baddies and fling any arrows on the mini-dragons.

When you reach the main base of the statue, a last set of Van Gelf's 
will show up some quickly eliminate them all to clear the area. There's 
nothing else outside, so enter the doorway to the next area.


++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - INNER STAIRWAY & ELEVATOR

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE TOP OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Some archers and ninjas are waiting in here, so start shoving combos 
and Obliterations in their stupid faces to clear the bottom area. Go up 
the stairway to find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


--CRYSTAL SKULL #9
Across from the Save Statue is a trio of large metal beams in the 
middle of the room, do you see it? There is a Crystal Skull sitting on 
the farthest beam, so use a Wall Run near the bottom of the stairs to 
land on one of the beams. Jump to the skull and GRAB IT!


To get to the next floor, enter the elevator shaft in the middle of the 
room and use a Bird Flip to the top. Some more ninjas will be waiting, 
so clear them out with your skills and then go up the stairs.


--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

There is an open balcony that leads to a chest with a Life OTG. Mini-
dragons will spawn in this area, so quickly grab the item and then go 
back inside to avoid getting hit by their fireballs.


Continue going up the stairs to find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on 
stuff and then stake the spiral stairs up to a dead end. UH-OH! YOU ARE 
STUCK!!! TOO BAD!!!


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ALTERNATE ROUTE TO THE TOP

Okay, you're not really stuck, it just happens to be a well-hidden 
path. As you reach the dead end, you'll notice an open gap and a 
spackle of blood on the wall. Jump down that gap to the bottom. From 
there use a Bird Flip from the area where you landed to reach the top 
of the spiral stairs. HAH! AND YOU WERE STUCK FOR HOW LONG???


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Oh my, the incredibly femme Alexei. While Alexei isn't exactly a 
replica of Alma from the first NG game, he does look like it. All of 
Alexei's attacks are super duper fast and are mostly unblockable. These 
are the attacks he uses:

--THE PUSSY WHIP
--WHIRLWIND SPIN
--THE TUBE-SOCK TANGO
--ELECTRIC BALLS
--THE SKINTIGHT SIRLOIN

Alexei's face grab attack is virtually the cheapest move in his arsenal 
because you CANNOT tell when he'll use it and you CANNOT block it (but 
you can evade it with fast evasion). When he spins in a whirlwind, use 
constant Reverse Winds to get through the attack unscathed (yes, it 
really DOES work). His projectiles are virtually unblockable, too.

So how do you defeat this cheap boss? Simple, use cheap tactics! You 
need to be SUPER quick with your combos in order to damage him. The 
faster you can inflict damage, the less Alexei can waste all your time 
doing his stupid attacks. 

By this point in the game, Ryu should have a Level 3 weapon (preferably 
the Dragon Sword). The main tactic here is use the Divine Swallow 
attack on Alexei to get up close. When close to him, block and evade 
his melee combos and then counter with a hard combo.

Quickly evade his melee counters after the combo and stay close to 
prevent Alexei from flying to a far distance. You need to do this 
quickly so that he doesn't get the chance to use his unblockable 
attacks! Continue to be aggressive on him and he'll fall. Literally! 
With sharp skills, this battle is over in less than minute.


Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Alexei using the tactics I 
mentioned above:

http://www.dailymotion.com/VampireHorde/video/x5t5cm_ng2-ch4-alexei-
battle_videogames


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: WATER CANAL

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE KUSARI-GAMA

When the mission begins, a gaggle of ninjas and Warlocks will appear, 
so shove some Obliterations and UT's in their faces to clear them out. 
Further down is a Muramasa Statue sitting in the corner, so stock up if 
you need to and continue up the bridge.

As you go up the stairs, make a left turn to a stairway going down to 
find a dead body with a new item: KUSARI-GAMA. This item is bit 
unwieldy and difficult to use, so don't equip it just yet.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #10
Across from the dead body is a small set of stairs going down to the 
canal where you'll see lots of gondolas. The Crystal Skull is on the 
gondola all the way on the other side of the canal. Use the Water Run 
to approach that boat and then grab that skull!


As you run back to dry land, a new enemy will appear rushing from the 
water to greet you:

--NEW ENEMY: SILVER GAJA
These gorgon-type snakes are more lethal on water, so avoid trying to 
fight them on the water! These baddies have sharp combos and a nasty 
tail attack. Seek some dry surfaces and then fight them off by using 
the Izuna Drop for an instant kill. No problems!


When you're ready to go back, take the route back to the small bridge 
to encounter ANOTHER new enemy:

--NEW ENEMY: LYCANTHROPE WEREWOLF
These canine pests have a similar fighting style to the Van Gelfs. They 
like to use pouncing attacks and like to jump on top. Also, when you 
leave dead bodies behind, they like to pick them up and toss them at 
you. It's a lame excuse for a projectile, but what're you gonna do?


Use hard combos on the Werewolves to kill some of them and then use as 
much UT's to their faces to kill them off.


++AREA: MARKETPLACE

As you work your way past the marketplace, some more wolves show up. 
Clear them out with some Wind Blades Ninpo and Obliterations up their 
stinky asses. From there, approach the Save Statue in the alley.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: OUTDOOR RESTAURANT


--CRYSTAL SKULL #11
As soon as you kick down the door, some werewolves will be waiting for 
you, so bust out the hard combos and use UT's on them to open the way 
for Obliteration. When the restaurant is cleared, the Crystal Skull is 
located on a table next to the door you kicked down. GRAB IT!


++AREA: OUTER ALLEYWAY

As you leave the restaurant, some more wolves will jump out of the 
blue. Eliminate them with your sexy-hot skills to clear them out. Take 
the alleyway to the right and go around the corner to find a chest with 
a goodie inside. Now exit the area and continue down the main path.


++AREA: PANTHEON PATH

Another gang of wolves will emerge from the opposite bridge. Obliterate 
their asses to clear this area of their dank stink. 


--ITEM: SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS

Take the small bridge from where the wolves emerged from to find a dead 
body with a special item: SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS. Equip it now for more 
Ninpo attacks!

When that's done, continue up the path towards the giant water fountain 
to encounter some more Gaja enemies. Simply use Izuna Drops on them to 
clear them out. EASY.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ALTERNATE ROUTE

There are no other paths near the fountain, so it looks like you'll 
need to jump in the water! Dive inside the water and look for the open 
gap. The chest next to that gap contains a new sub-weapon: GATLING GUN. 
Now swim to the other side of the canal.


++AREA: WATER CANAL 2

Emerge out of the water but DO NOT run on it just yet! There is a new 
enemy in the water that will definitely hurt you if you touch it:

--NEW ENEMY: EXPLODING JELLY FISH
If you make contact with these things, they explode in your face! Avoid 
all that nonsense by equipping the Gatling Gun and shooting them all 
down to clear them out.


When the jelly fish are gone, run to the next area to encounter some 
more Gaja. Unfortunately, fighting these baddies while running on the 
water is NOT a fun thing to do. As soon as you see the Gaja, look for 
the nearby gondola and quickly get on it! Wait for the Gaja to get near 
and then shove an Izuna Drop in their face for an instant kill.

Keep getting back on the boat and using Izuna Drops on the Gaja until 
they all disappear. It is a much faster way to killing them rather than 
fighting on the water. From there, you'll notice that Ryu's health does 
not regenerate quite yet.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #12
Near the gondola is a water alley with gaggle of jelly fish guarding 
it. Use the Gatling Gun to blow them up and Ryu's health will finally 
regenerate. Enter the water alley that the jelly fish were guarding and 
you will find a Crystal Skull hiding under the water. GRAB IT!


There are no more enemies in this area, so use the Water Run and run 
around the canal to the other side of Pantheon Path. The Save Statue is 
inside a building with an open gap, so jump in and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: THE BRIDGE GATE

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BRIDGE GATE KEY

Go up the stairs and kick the door open to find some Van Gelfs waiting 
for you. Eliminate them with some Obliterations up the ass to clear 
them out. From here, you don't have a Key Item to open the Bridge Gate, 
so go to the opposite side of where you exited to find a half-opened 
door. Kick it down and then open the chest in the room to find the 
BRIDGE GATE KEY.

Exit the room and then approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on 
stuff. Now approach the Bridge Gate and use the key to open it. Kick 
down the gate and some wolves will come running out of the castle.

Shove a Wind Blades Ninpo in their face and then Obliterate them all. 
Enter the arena and turn left to find a dead body with arrows. Work 
your way down the path to encounter more wolves. Eliminate them all to 
clear this entire area of enemies. Go to the end of the path to find a 
chest with a goodie. Exit outside to see a dead end.


--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE DRAWBRIDGE
--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot the two glowing spheres under the 
bridge across from you. This opens the drawbridge and reveals two sets 
of ziplines. Take the zipline to the left and cross it to the other 
side and jump down. Open the chest to find a Life OTG.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE WAY TO KILL THE GAJA

There's nothing else to do here, so jump down to the water and run 
towards the other side with the large water wheels. As you run towards 
the water wheel, you will be ambushed by Gaja. DO NOT FIGHT THEM IN THE 
WATER! If you fight them in the water, prepare for lots of pain! Avoid 
all that by following these directions:

Run towards the large water wheels at the other side of the canal. 
Dodge the Gaja as much as you can and run under the middle of the 
wheels and turn left to find a small dry wooden ledge that you can 
climb onto. Kill all the Gaja with Izuna Drops from here for faster 
results! See? And you didn't have to waste all that time in the water!


***NOTE: If you killed all of the Gaja in the water, a gang of 
Exploding Jelly Fish will spawn near the water wheel, so watch out for 
those! There are NO jelly fish in the water when you fight the Gaja 
near the water wheels. TAKE NOTE.


--OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE WATER WHEEL PUZZLE

It's not so much of a puzzle. There are metal bars on the large water 
wheel that you can jump and swing on. Jump towards the metal bar and 
then start swinging. Swing and jump off the bar when the wheel reaches 
the upper platform. From there, jump on top of the other water wheel to 
emerge in a new area.


++AREA: CLOCK TOWER GEARS

--ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS

You will see a large rotating wheel above that has metal bars. Jump 
towards the metal bars and let it rotate to the other side. Jump down 
to the platform to find a chest with a Lives OTTG! Equip it and then 
jump down and exit.


++AREA: WATERFALL GARDEN

Approach the stairway and a gang of wolves will emerge from the garden. 
Use lots of hard combos and lots of Obliterations in their faces to 
kill them off. When that's done, approach the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: TURN OFF THE WATERFALL

As you enter the garden, a whole shmgeggy of Gaja enemies will appear. 
This should be so easy for you by now! Remember, use lots of Izuna 
Drops to kill a bunch of them and then use On-Land Charge UT's and 
shove it in their faces to kill them all. EASY! After the battle, the 
waterfall turns off and reveals a new path.


++AREA: WINE CELLAR

As you enter the Wine Cellar, a gang of Gaja and Van Gelfs will pop out 
for an ambush. Stick a Wind Blades Ninpo in their face to kill them off 
and open them for Obliterations. When the first area is cleared, you 
will find a room with a Muramasa Statue to the left and a room with a 
chest with a goodie on the right.

Continue down the hall to encounter some more Gaja and Van Gelfs. 
Eliminate them and keep going down the hall for MORE of these guys. 


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE COPPER KEY
--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE FLAME PHOENIX SCROLL

In the hallway is a metal gate that is locked. Go up the nearby stairs 
and fight off some Gaja and Van Gelfs that appear. Go all the way to 
the end of the upper hall to find a chest with the COPPER KEY. Use the 
Copper Key on the metal gate to find a dead body that has the ART OF 
THE FLAME PHOENIX Scroll.


--OBJECTIVE: ESCAPE THE WINE CELLAR

Go back to the previous hall and turn right to encounter some more Gaja 
and Van Gelf enemies. Kill them all with hard combos to completely 
clear the area of enemies. Continue up the stairs to a dead end cellar.

There is a large well covered by a wooden platform in the room. Open 
the nearby chest for a goodie and then use a downward strike on top of 
the wooden circle to break it open.


++AREA: CASTLE SEWERS

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE UNDERWATER CAVERN

When you land in the sewers, be prepared for an ambush from Van Gelfs 
and Gaja near the Save Statue. Stay defensive and evasive and use hard 
combos and the Wind Blades Ninpo to clear out the Van Gelfs. When the 
area is cleared, NOW you can use the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


--TEST OF VALOR #3 - THREE OF BLUE
If you are up for another Test Of Valor, there is one just to the right 
of the Save Statue that's glowing and waiting for you. For this test, a 
whole gaggle of wolves and mini-dragons will appear.

My suggestion for this Test is to NOT pursue it! Do this Test on a 
second playthrough when Ryu has the Eclipse Scythe in his inventory. 
When you do this test with the Scythe, a few combos will kill the 
wolves. Use UT's on the other wolves to leave them open for 
Obliteration. Keep shoving UT's and Obliterations up the wolves' asses 
until all of them are dead and gone. From there, kill all the mini-
dragons by shooting arrows at them. There's a dead body nearby that 
will replenish arrows if you need it. Complete the test to receive a 
JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL.


If you don't want to pursue or the Test Of Valor (or if you finished 
it), go to the other side of the sewers to a dead end. Dive into the 
water and you will see a large cavern to swim through. Swim all the way 
to the other side to emerge in a new area.


++AREA: UNDERWATER CAVERN

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SKULL KEY

As you emerge from the water, you will notice one big thing: the cavern 
is infested with GHOST FISH! AAHHH!!!! Don't worry, as long as you use 
the Gatling Gun, then you'll be fine.

There are a couple of chests under the water in various corners of the 
cavern that you can seek out. If you want to seek out the chests, be 
prepared to face off against some fish. There are also some chests on 
the stairway if you want those, too.

To trigger the boss battle, seek out the chest on the LEFT side of the 
cavern perched on a broken pillar. Climb out of the water and open the 
chest to retrieve the SKULL KEY to trigger the next boss battle.


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+++NOTE: A variation of this boss appeared in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword 
(but it looked more like a blue version of Smaugan).


The water dragon is a big joke! I'm not even gonna list all of his 
attacks because this boss is SO simple to defeat. The main strategy 
here is to use Level 2 charged shots with the Fiend's Bane Bow.

Stay on the little piece of dry land you are standing on for the whole 
battle and watch the dragon. The only attack you need to watch out for 
is his Water Breath attack. Wait for him to initiate the attack and 
then evade at the last second. That's it!

Keep using Level 2 charged shots with the bow and manually aim for his 
head for the entire battle. Don't worry about getting chomped or 
grabbed because the boss doesn't have an attack like that. Just finish 
him off already, will you?


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++AREA: UNDERWATER CAVERN - UPPER PILLARS

--OBJECTIVE: ESCAPE FROM THE CAVERNS


--ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #13
There is a Crystal Skull just near where Ryu starts the mission. Kill 
of the Fish with some Kusari-gama combos and then rotate the camera to 
see the Skull under the wreckage. To retrieve, you'll have to go around 
the pillars and then jump down to get it. GRAB IT.


Approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on stuff. From there, jump to 
the next pillar to encounter some more Fish. Slice them up and then 
continue jumping from pillar to pillar until you FINALLY reach some dry 
land. Kill off the Gaja that appear and continue jumping across the 
pillars to the other end. Approach the Save Statue to SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Work your way up the cavern to encounter lots of Gaja enemies. 
Remember, Izuna Drop to the face and UT in the ass! Continue up the 
path until you reach a large door. Use the SKULL KEY to open it up.


++AREA: BONEYARD

A new enemy will emerge from the pile of bones:

--NEW ENEMY: SKULL SPIDERS
These things are easy to kill but are deadly when bunched together. Use 
hard combos with Kusari-gama and shove lots of UT's to them for large 
number of combos.


Once all the Skull Spiders are gone, the boss battle will begin within 
a minute after.

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Fighting this boss is basically the same thing as fighting the big 
blind Ogre from Chapter 4. The only difference is that the space to 
battle him in is much, MUCH smaller. It likes to use these attacks:

--BONER SMASH
--BONER KICK
--BONER SMACK

The majority of the boss's attacks involve him grabbing Ryu and either 
chomping and smashing him or smacking him in the head. Its grab attacks 
are unavoidable, so avoid running around the arena. Also, even though 
it has a glowing orb in its chest, it is NOT the boss's weak point, so 
avoid trying to fling charged arrows at it. 

For the battle, run underneath its legs and start slashing away like 
crazy. Evade its movements and keep slashing away until it falls down 
in pain. From there, inflict as much combos until he gets up. REPEAT. I 
can't say that this tactic is bulletproof but it does work better than 
running around the arena.


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After the battle, use a Bird Flip from the newly revealed path. Work 
your way up the caverns while battling lots of Gaja and Skull Spiders. 
Be careful as you jump from cavern to cavern!

When you reach the very end of the cavern, jump towards the wall and 
then use the Bird Flip to reach the top. It's a tricky maneuver and you 
might get it wrong and fall back down to the bottom! AAAHHH!!! Bird 
Flip to the top to emerge out of the caverns.


++AREA: WATCHTOWER

--CRYSTAL SKULL #14
Next to the hole that you just emerged from is a guillotine. Attack the 
guillotine to reveal a hidden Crystal Skull in the area where the 
victim's head would fall. EEEWWW!!!


There is a Save Statue nearby but DO NOT use it just yet! Go up the 
stairs to the watchtower. Climb up the watchtower to find a chest with 
a goodie. Climb down and then access Muramasa's Statue to stock up. As 
you go back down the stairs, a cutscene will occur.


--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE LYCANTHROPE CASTLE

After the cutscene, a pair of wolves will emerge at the bottom of the 
stairs. Hard combos to the face! Clear them out and then access the 
Save Statue to SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Work your way down the stairway while eliminating more wolves. Open the 
door at the bottom of the stairway to encounter some more wolves. Shove 
hard combos in their faces and then use UT's on them to open them up 
for Obliteration. Work your way up the stairway while eliminating some 
Gajas until you reach the castle entrance. Grab arrows from the dead 
body before you reach the top!


++AREA: CASTLE ENTRANCE

More Gaja enemies and mini-dragons will spawn. Eliminate the Gajas with 
Izuna Drops and then fling arrows at those mini-dragons. Continue up 
the castle doorway to see more Gajas. Kill them off to clear the area.

The large doorway is closed! There is a chest on the left side of the 
doorway with a goodie inside. Grab it and then go the right side of the 
doorway to encounter more wolves. Snuff them all to activate the Save 
Statue nearby.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP

--OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE ENTRANCE

There is a Test Of Valor in one of the gazebos near the castle 
entrance. You don't have to do it yet, so leave it. Climb up the nearby 
ladder and go to the top. Grab some arrows from the dead body and go to 
the corner. Use a Bird Flip to the top and start flinging arrows at the 
mini-dragons. If you run out of arrows, jump down to refill and then 
flip back up to the top and take care of the rest.

From there, continue up the roof while snuffing out some more wolves 
that get in the way. Go all the way to the end to see a large cathedral 
window and some metal bars with flags on them. Jump onto the bars and 
swing towards the cathedral window to land inside the cathedral. 


++AREA: CATHEDRAL

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BRONZE KEY

A bevy of Gajas will jump out to ambush you. Izuna Drop them all to 
hell to clear the area. When that's done, approach the chest at the 
front to find the BRONZE KEY.

Exit the cathedral and use the BRONZE KEY on the doorway that has smoke 
coming out of it. Kick down the door and jump down to the bottom.


++AREA: CASTLE KITCHEN

--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Three wolves will appear, so snuff them out to clear the area. Enter 
the next room to find a couple of wooden barrels that you can break. 
Destroy the barrels in the corner to reveal a chest with a Life OTG! 
Now exit the kitchen to emerge outside. Make a right turn from the door 
to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROYAL ENTRANCE ROOM

Wolves will appear here. Snuff them out to clear the area. There is a 
chest upstairs if you want to open it up, otherwise, there is nothing 
else to do in this room. Enter the doorway just across from where you 
exited the kitchen to enter a new area.


++AREA: ROYAL DINING ROOM

Oh, look who showed to dinner, MORE WOLVES! LOVELY! Show them how to 
stick that dinner fork up their ass by shoving some UT's in their 
faces! Exit through the other door to...


++AREA: ROYAL GUEST ROOM

Look who the guests are, WOLVES! You know what to do here, so DO IT. 
Clear this room and enter the next one to...


++AREA: ROYAL ROOM OF KNIGHTS

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE CAST IRON KEY

Some Gaja will show up, so Izuna Drop them, blah blah blah. Eliminate 
all the Gaja to reveal a Key Item: the CAST IRON KEY. Now exit back out 
to the Royal Entrance Room and go upstairs. Make a right turn and use 
the CAST IRON KEY on the door. Open it up and go upstairs to find a 
Save Statue. 

DO NOT SAVE YET! There are two Red Spider Ninjas waiting, so eliminate 
them with Izuna Drops to clear the stairway. NOW you can save!


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROYAL LIBRARY


--CRYSTAL SKULL #15
As you enter the Library, Red Spider Ninjas will ambush you, Use lots 
of evasion and use the Izuna Drop to get them all. When the room is 
cleared, go to the upper left side of the library and attack the 
bookshelf to reveal a Crystal Skull hiding there. GRAB IT!

To exit the Library, approach the fireplace and jump towards it and use 
a Bird Flip to the top.


++AREA: EMPTY ROOM

A bunch of Gaja will show up, so use Izuna Drops and Obliterations to 
their faces. Open the door to the next room to encounter Red Spider 
Ninjas. Again, use lots of evasion and Izuna Drops! From there, 
approach the fireplace and use a Bird Flip to the roof.


++AREA: ROOFTOP

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE THRONE ROOM

There is a Save Statue located up here. DO NOT use it yet! There are 
some metal bars across the Save Statue. Jump and swing across it to the 
other side. If you jump down, you will fight off a trio of wolves, so 
be cautious!

Go around the corner to find a Muramasa's Statue. Jump down to the 
balcony below and then climb the ladder up to access the statue. There 
are also two chests next to the statue. One contains Ghost Fish and the 
other has goodies. TAKE YOUR PICK! Stock up at Muramasa's Statue and 
then GO BACK to the Save Statue to SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Now approach the stairway and access the door to find out that it is 
locked. As you go back down, more wolves will show up. Defeat all those 
wolves to reveal the GOLDEN KEY. Use the key on the doors to trigger a 
cutscene with Volf.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET PATH

After the cutscene, a gaggle of wolves will swarm you. Activate some 
Wind Blade Ninpo and then Obliterate them all. From there, approach 
Volf's chair and press the button to reveal a secret path. Jump down to 
the bottom of the hole.


++AREA: UNDERGROUND TOMB

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE COLOSSEUM

A bunch of Gajas will appear, so Izuna Drop them all to clear the 
tombs. Go down the watery path to find a Save Statue but DO NOT use it 
yet! Exit the tombs to emerge back to the Castle entrance. From there, 
work your way down to the Colosseum and kill all the Gaja in the way.

When you reach the drawbridge, mini-dragons will spawn. Fling lots of 
arrows at them to clear this entire level of enemies. From here, go 
BACK to the Save Statue in the tombs and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


--TEST OF VALOR #4 - FOUR OF GREEN
Now would be a good time to complete the fourth Test Of Valor. This 
test is SO easy that I shouldn't even spoil it. But what the hell! This 
test consists of those large mutant bats (the one that strip away lots 
of health) and Gajas. Simply use the Izuna Drop on a couple of the 
Gajas and then shove nonstop UT's in their faces to kill them all.

After the Gajas are gone, kill all the mutant bats one-by-one when they 
approach you. Completing this easy test garners you a LIVES OF THE 
THOUSAND GODS. SWEET!!


When you're pumped and primed, go back to the Colosseum and enter the 
doorway to trigger a boss battle.


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Just like the battle with Alexei, you'll need to be aggressive with 
Volf if you want to finish him off. And as far as I know, Volf is the 
only other non-human boss in the Ninja Gaiden series that actually uses 
a weapon at his disposal. These are his attacks:

--WOLF RUSH
--WOLF SMACK
--WOLF POUNCE

The fastest way to defeat Volf is to stun him. When you perform a hard 
mid-air combo or a Divine Swallow attack, he gets knocked back for a 
second and leaves him open for more damage. By using simple Reverse 
Wind evasion (not jumps), you can get through his devastating attacks 
with little to no damage at all.

Be defensive and keep close to Volf so that he attacks you with melee 
combos. Block and evade those combos and then smack him with a hard 
combo of your own. THAT'S IT. It's much easier than it sounds! Defeat 
Volf to obtain a new weapon: the ECLIPSE SCYTHE!


Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Volf in 35 seconds:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/230817.html

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After Volf is dead, a large gang of werewolves will ambush you in the 
arena. Start off by using various Scythe combos against the wolves. You 
will notice that the Scythe's combos are much more powerful than any 
other weapon. Slice them all down and use lots of Obliterations. Keep 
slicing all the wolves up until a cutscene occurs.


Copy and paste this URL to see how to survive the werewolf ambush:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/230684.html



MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: OUTER LANDING STRIP

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE TURRETS TO OPEN THE DOORWAY

When the mission begins, take cover behind the metal gate and bust out 
the Fiend's Bane Bow. Fling level 2 charged arrows at the turrets on 
the left, right, and north of the airship. Be quick because the 
constant bullet fire of the turrets will destroy the metal gate you are 
standing behind. 


++AREA: ROOM D1-1

After all six of the turrets are blown up, approach the large doorway 
to trigger a cutscene. After the cutscene, the large metal doorway 
opens up and a new enemy will emerge:

--NEW ENEMY: FOUR-LEGGED MECH
These robot-spider thingies are quite tough and like to fire lots of 
bullets at you. Your best weapon against them is the Eclipse Scythe. 
Jump towards them and use hard combos to weaken and kill them. BE 
CAREFUL because when they die, they explode and damage you, so jump 
away when they start to fizzle!


Destroy the small mechs and then enter the double doorway inside.


++AREA: ROOM D1-2

A handful of soldiers will appear here. Use lots of evasion because 
they fire their guns at you! Use mid-air combos with the Scythe to 
eliminate them all. Once that's done, search the area for a couple of 
chests and then approach the Save Statue on the left side.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROOM D1-4 & D1-5

Enter the nearby door to encounter some more soldiers. Eliminate them 
all to clear the room and then open the two chests for more goodies and 
then exit out.


++AREA: ROOM D1-7

--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

More soldiers will come running in the hall. Use lots of sexy Scythe 
combos on them to clear the room. Go to the opposite side of the room 
to find a chest at the dead end. Open it up for another Life OTG!

From there, exit through the metal doorway to the next area.


++AREA: ROOM D1-8

As soon as the doors open, a foursome of small mechs will come after 
you. Simply use quick evasion and lots of sexy mid-air Scythe combos to 
clear them out. Trust me, IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT! From there, activate 
the elevator using the green control panel to go to the lower levels.


++AREA: ROOM D2-9

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE DAEDALUS COCKPIT (I just said "cockpit"!)

When you descend to the bottom, a gang of soldiers and a new enemy 
emerges to ambush you:

--NEW ENEMY: LARGE MECH
These half-mech, half-fiend enemies are quite agile and have lots of 
hard melee attacks. They also like to shoot lots of bullets. If they 
are decapitated, they will still function like normal until Obliterated 
or fully killed! The best weapon to use against them is the Scythe. A 
level 1 UT decapitates them and leaves them open for immediate 
Obliteration.


Take care of the soldiers and then try and shove a UT into the large 
mech's face to open him up for Obliteration. Clear the room and then 
open the large doorway to...


++AREA: DAEDALUS COCKPIT (HAH! I SAID IT AGAIN!!)

--OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE AUTO-PILOT

--CRYSTAL SKULL #16
As soon as you open the door to the cockpit, slice the three soldiers 
inside to clear the room. There happens to be a Crystal Skull sitting 
near the controls. GRAB IT!


From there, destroy all the control panels with hard combos to activate 
the auto-pilot controls. Oh, and don't forget about the Save Point!


SAVE GAME


Go back to Room D2-9 to encounter two more large mechs. Again, use lots 
of mid-air Scythe combos and stay evasive! Decapitate them to leave 
them open for Obliteration. Once that's done, enter the next room.


++AREA: ROOM D2-8 WARHEAD ROOM

--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Some more soldiers will pop up for an ambush. Take care of them and 
clear this area! At the back of the room is a lone chest with a Life 
OTG. Grab it and then exit the room.


++AREA: D2-8 OUTER HALLWAY

--OBJECTIVE: DEACTIVATE THE RED SENSORS

Eliminate the gang of soldiers and then exit using the black metal 
doors to a skywalk. Kill another bunch of soldiers and then head to the 
other side.


++AREA: ROOM D2-12

There are some soldiers in this control room, so clear them out! From 
there, open the chest to refill on arrows. Destroy all the control 
panels completely! From there, bust out the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot 
arrows at the glowing yellow tubes on the large reactor. There are 
seven tubes to destroy so start shooting!

Once that's done, go back to the skywalk to encounter some rocket 
launcher soldiers. Carefully use the Reverse Wind towards them and then 
clear them out with your Scythe skills. The red sensors in the hall are 
deactivated, so enter the next room.


++AREA: ROOM D2-3

The first door on the left contains a Muramasa Statue and a Save Statue 
but DO NOT access it yet! A large gang of soldiers and rocket boys will 
come running after on both sides of this room.

Carefully approach the rocket soldiers first and take them out. From 
there, use lots of UT's on the other soldiers and rocket boys. 
Eliminate all the soldiers to clear the area of enemies.

NOW you can go to the room with the Save Statue. Stock up at Muramasa's 
if you need to and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: TAKE THE EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR TO THE TOP

Exit the room and go around the corner to the dead end. Enter the only 
open doorway to Room D2-7 (the barracks bedrooms). There is a dead body 
on one of the beds that has the YOGENTA'S NOTEBOOK. Grab it if you want 
and then access the elevator and take it to the top.


++AREA: MAIN CONTROL ROOM

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE MAIN CONTROL PANELS

When the elevator stops, exit and eliminate the soldiers in the control 
room. From there, destroy all the control panels in the room. By the 
way, you won't notice it or hear it because you'll be busy kicking ass, 
but the voice on the loudspeakers will say:

"Explosives detected! One of the hostiles has an RPG. I'm going to try 
and get a closer look. Let's see...it's a woman! A blonde woman! Alert 
to all tac teams: SHE'S HOT!!!"

Anyway, when the panels are fizzled, take the nearby ladder to the top.


++AREA: SATELITTE GPS ROOM

--ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS

There are no enemies up here and two chests. One has a goodie and the 
other has a Lives OTTG! AWESOME! Enter the next room for a surprise...


++AREA: OUTER CONTROL PANEL ROOM

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET EXIT
--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE PIERCING VOID SCROLL

There's a small gang of rocket boys and soldiers here. Approach the 
rocket soldiers with caution and take them out. Use the leftover 
Essence for UT's on the other soldiers to clear them out. From there, 
access the green panel to activate the secret exit. DO NOT CLIMB DOWN 
TO THE BOTTOM JUST YET!

There's a Save Statue and two chambers in this room. Access the Save 
Statue and SAVE your game!


SAVE GAME


When you open the chamber doors, one will contain a chest with ART OF 
THE PIERCING VOID Ninpo Scroll! SWEET! The other door will contain the 
fifth Test Of Valor.


--TEST OF VALOR #5 - FIVE OF YELLOW
This will be a tough test to complete if you don't have the proper 
skills or the upgraded weapons. The enemies that show up for this Test 
are soldiers, rocket soldiers, and those large mechs. If possible, 
attempt this challenge with a level 2 Scythe or higher.

Use lots of mid-air combos on the soldiers and stay evasive! Use the 
leftover Essence and shove a Scythe UT into the mech's face to 
decapitate him. Once he's been decapitated, QUICKLY OBLITERATE IT! If 
you don't Obliterate, it'll keep attacking you! As long as you stay 
evasive and use hard combos with the Scythe, you should be able to 
complete this Test with little problems. When all that's left is rocket 
soldiers, carefully approach each one and toss an Incendiary Shuriken 
at them to leave them open for Obliteration. Completing this test 
garners you a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL...and some Ghost Fish! AAAHHHH!!!


Copy and paste this URL to see how to complete this test using lots of 
hot and sexy Obliterations (especially on the mechs):

http://www.dailymotion.com/VampireHorde/video/x5tcem_test-of-valor-5-
five-of-yellow_videogames


++AREA: ROOM D1-3

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE TONFA WEAPON
--OBJECTIVE: EXIT TO ROOM D1-1

If you finished the Test Of Valor (or not), go down the secret exit. In 
the room below are some chests and some dead bodies that contain 
Incendiary Shurikens and the TONFA weapon. Grab the weapon!  


--CRYSTAL SKULL #17
Exit the room to Room D1-2 (where you started the game) to face off 
against some rocket boys and soldiers. When you eliminate these fools, 
search the wreckage near Room D1-3 to find a Crystal Skull. GRAB IT!


Exit back outside to where you began the mission to encounter a duo of 
large mechs. Take them down with your hot Scythe combos to clear the 
area. From there, stock up at Muramasa's Statue if you need to and then 
access the green panel to take the elevator down.


++AREA: ROOM D2-1

--OBJECTIVE:

Just as the elevator descends to the bottom, a small gang of small 
mechs will appear. Again, mid-air Scythe combos are your friend! USE 
IT! Clear them out and then open the door to...


++AREA: LOWER LEFT WING

As soon as you open the door, a bunch of turrets will start shooting at 
you for a few seconds. Bust out the bow and shoot charged arrows at 
them to destroy them. From there, climb the ladder down to the wing and 
traverse to the other side. Climb the adjacent ladder and enter the 
next room to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROOM D2-11

--OBJECTIVE: BLOW UP THE REACTOR

As you enter the next room, a bunch of rocket boys and soldiers will 
occupy the narrow hall. Approach the rocket guys first and take them 
out. Use UT's on the other soldiers to take them down and then enter 
the next room. 


++AREA: ROOM D2-12

This is the exact same room where you destroyed the yellow tubes. 
Quickly eliminate the soldiers in here and then exit using the skywalk 
to trigger a cutscene.


++AREA: ROOM D2-6 STEAM PIPE ROOM

When you enter the next room, rockets will come flying in your face, so 
eliminate all the rocket boys and soldiers! Exit the room to trigger 
another cutscene. After the cutscene, take skywalk to the next room.


++AREA: ROOM D2-14 & ROOM D2-13

This room is very similar to Room D2-12 (with the reactor). Clear out 
all the soldiers in D2-14 and D2-13. From there, enter the next room to 
find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on stuff and then open the next 
doorway to...


++AREA: LOWER RIGHT WING

Destroy the turrets with charged arrows and then jump down and traverse 
the wobbly wing to the other side. Climb the ladder to the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Be prepared because you will have to complete TWO separate boss 
battles, so be sure to be stocked and ready! If you're primed and 
pumped, enter the doorway to encounter Genshin.


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Genshin is still the same bitch from Chapter 2, so this battle 
shouldn't be too difficult for you. The only thing different here is 
that Genshin will employ the use of Red Spider Ninjas (the Incendiary 
Shuriken ones).

When the battle begins, stay away from Genshin and focus on eliminating 
the ninjas around you one-by-one. Use lots of On-Land Charge attacks to 
kill one or two of them and then use the leftover Essence for UT's for 
the rest of them. It'll take some fast evasion to get them all, but 
after you kill all ten ninjas, the battle will just be between Genshin 
and Ryu (no distractions). From there, fight off Genshin one-on-one the 
same you did from Chapter 2 for an easy win.


After the Genshin battle, Ryu will face off against the Armadillo on a 
large snowy plain, so be ready!


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The giant Armadillo has three attacks:

--FLAME BREATH
--CHOMP CHOMP BLOW
--BOWLING BALL STRIKE

To avoid having the Armadillo roll around, run up to the boss and 
attack him from up close. Stand next to his face (not in front of it) 
and start smacking combos for faster results. As it starts walking 
around the arena, keep attacking its face or feet with non-stop combos 
while following him. It's really that simple as it sounds, folks.

When his health is reduced to 10%, he'll fall over in pain, so that 
only means one thing: OBLITERATION!!! Oh yeah, and be sure to press and 
hold the BLOCK BUTTON after you finish it off or you'll get a nasty 
surprise that I'm sure you won't like!


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++AREA: RED SQUARE - ALLEYWAY

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR RED SQUARE CAPITAL OF THREATS

When the mission begins, approach the Muramasa Statue and stock up on 
Incendiary Shurikens. TRUST ME, they will definitely come in handy in 
the next section!

From there, continue forward to see numerous sandbag posts. As you 
approach it, a couple of soldiers wielding ballistic missiles will come 
running and shooting at you. Use lots of Reverse Wind evasion to get 
close to them and then attack them with some combos.

After you kill the first two, more of these ballistic missile soldiers 
will continue to spawn on different ends of the alley. Continue to 
approach them carefully and eliminate them with combos until you see 
that the alley is completely cleared. DO NOT leave any ballistic 
soldiers alive! If you do, the next section of the level will be a 
giant headache for you, so KILL!


++AREA: RED SQUARE CAPITAL

When all the ballistic soldiers are cleared, enter Red Square to face 
off against a large gang of giant mechs. Around 6-7 of them will 
approach you and attack you from all angles (including a couple of 
ballistic soldiers shooting at you from the other end of the arena).

You're best bet at killing all the mechs is to have the Scythe and some 
Wind Blades Ninpo ready at the helm. Use mid-air combos on the all the 
mechs while being evasive. Keep attacking them to weaken them and then 
shove a Wind Blades Ninpo to blow them up (or leave them open for 
Obliteration).

With the leftover Essence, use On-Land Charge UT's on the remaining 
mechs. One UT on the mech will decapitate it, so IMMEDIATELY Obliterate 
it! When all of the mechs are gone, all you'll have left is ballistic 
soldiers. Simply toss Incendiary Shurikens at them to explode off a 
limb and then approach and Obliterate them.

Continue eliminating the spawning soldiers until the gateway inside the 
building opens up. There is a Save Statue inside the hall, so refill 
your health and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: RED SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE SHOPPING CENTER OF THREATS

If you need to go back to Muramasa's Statue, do it! If not, continue 
down the hall back outside to encounter some Incendiary pooches. 
Eliminate them with OLC's to clear them out.

From there, enter the next doorway to an indoor shopping center. As 
soon as you enter, a gaggle of soldiers and ballistic missile soldiers 
will spawn. The ballistics soldiers will be perched on the higher 
walkway and there are TWO ways to reach them:

--#1: THE BIRD FLIP CHASM
To Ryu's immediate left (where he enters the shopping center) is a thin 
chasm that he can use the Bird Flip. Bird Flip to the top and then take 
out the ballistics soldiers from there.

--#2: THE STAIRS
In the middle of the shopping center is a large empty fountain. To the 
left of the fountain is an open shop with a stairway that leads to the 
upper walkway (there's also a Muramasa's Statue in the shop).


There are TWO pairs of ballistics soldiers that appear, so stay on the 
upper walkways and get them all and then deal with the soldiers at the 
bottom. EASY, right? Restock at Muramasa's if you need to and then exit 
out of the shopping center.


++AREA: OUTER CHAPEL ALLEY

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE TURRETS GUARDING THE CHAPEL

As you enter the next area, you will be shown a cutscene of a deadly 
new threat: LANDMINES. Landmines are VERY deadly against Ryu and the 
only way to get through the hidden landmines in the snow is to look at 
the footprints. See them?

The footprints on the snow are the way through the hidden landmines. 
SLOWLY walk through the footprints (if you run, you can still get 
exploded) to the other side. A gang of ballistics soldiers will appear 
at the other end of the alley. Take cover on the nearby sandbag post 
and stock up on arrows on the nearby chest.

Fling charged arrows to the soldiers at the other end of the alley and 
pick them off one-by-one until no more missiles are flying. From there, 
SLOWLY pass through the hidden landmines by using the footprints on the 
snow until you reach the other end.


 --CRYSTAL SKULL #18
When you reach the end of the alley, you will see TWO large turrets 
near the locked gate. Use charged arrows to destroy them both and to 
clear the whole area of threats. Oh yes, and there is a Crystal Skull 
just near the end of the alley. Do you see it? Take precaution when 
getting it because landmines surround it!


After taking the skull, approach the large metal gate by SLOWLY 
traversing through the snow using the footsteps! Open the gate to find 
the Save Statue! WHEW-WEE!


SAVE GAME



++AREA: RED SQUARE CHAPEL

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET PASSAGE

When you enter the chapel, prepare for an ambush by a large gang of Red 
Spider Ninjas! Evasion is going to be difficult, but try to be 
defensive as much as possible and then get in some hard combos or an 
Izuna Drop to unleash some Essence for UT's.

Get as many UT's on the RS Ninjas and Obliterate who you can. It won't 
be easy but with quick skills, you can kill them all with style. When 
the ninjas are dead, the entire area is cleared of enemies!

From there, enter the only doorway in the chapel (it's a thin black 
door) to find some stairs. Jump and wall run to the top of the stairs 
to enter a new area.


++AREA: THE BELLTOWER

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BELL KEY

See that metal bar? Jump to it and then shimmy the bars to the right 
side and swing and jump off. The black door is locked, so look for the 
open window and go through it to the other side to find a dead body 
with the BELL KEY item. Go and use it on the black door.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #19
After you open the black door, go down the stairway and there will be a 
Crystal Skull sitting near one of the candles on the wall. GRAB IT!


Continue down the stairs and exit to find the pulpit in the middle. 
Approach it and open the door to find the secret passage. Jump down to 
the area below.


++AREA: OUTER SUBWAY

There's only some bats in here, so kill them off with Shuriken and take 
the path all the way to the other end to a new area.


++AREA: RED SQUARE SUBWAY

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE DIGNITARY'S ID CARD

As you emerge in this fancy area, be prepared for a Red Spider Ninja 
ambush! Shove some Wind Blades into their faces to clear a few of them 
and then use UT's on the rest of them to clear the area of enemies.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #20
From there, enter the subway car and search the cabins for goodies. The 
next cabin contains a Crystal Skull sitting near the bar. GRAB IT!


Enter the cabin bedroom to find a dead body with the DIGNITARY'S ID 
CARD. Now exit the train and make your way to the other end of the 
subway. Go up the stairs and use the ID CARD on the red doors to find 
the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Be prepared because when you exit the room, you'll face off against a 
familiar face!


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The battle with the blind Ogre isn't any different than before EXCEPT 
for the two giant mechs that are distracting you. When the battle 
begins, try to inflict as much damage to the mechs as possible using 
the Scythe. Jump towards them and use the Blood Rain attack to inflict 
some hard damage on them. After a couple of these attacks, you should 
be able to Obliterate them easily. Try to stay evasive from the stupid 
Ogre and keep your focus on damaging the two annoying mechs.

If you still can't destroy the mechs, activate the Wind Blades Ninpo 
after some damage has been dealt to finally clear them out. From there, 
go ahead battle the big blind Ogre the same exact way as Chapter 4.


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++AREA: UNDERGROUND PRISON

If you want to go back to the Save Statue, do it now! If not, enter the 
gap in the building and jump down to the area below.

A gang of Red Spider Ninjas will appear down here, so shove an Izuna 
Drop in their asses to clear them out! When that's done, go to the cell 
with the dead body and stock up on Incendiary Shurikens.

Go all the way to the very end of the prison cell block and kick down 
the last cell door with the light shining through the wall. Throw an 
Incendiary Shuriken to explode the wall to a new area.


++AREA: UNDERGROUND WATERWAY

This area is opposite of the subway. When you jump down to the 
waterway, get onto the dry surface! Gajas will show up here and you 
definitely don't want to fight them on the water!

Use hardcore Izuna Drops on all the Gaja using the dry surface to clear 
them out. See how easy that was? In the middle of the waterway are a 
bunch of Ghost Fish!!! AAAHHH!!! Approach and slice them down to clear 
the area of threats. Exit the area using the stairway and traverse the 
cavern to the top. Use the Bird Flip to reach the upper area.


++AREA: THE CLOCK TOWER BUILDING

There is a Save Statue, Muramasa's Statue, and a Test Of Valor outside 
the building. DO NOT SAVE YET! Jump down and then take the stairway 
next to the Save Statue to the top. Exit to the balcony to encounter 
some more Red Spider Ninjas. Cut them down hard and then enter to find 
Muramasa's Statue. DO NOT STOCK UP YET!

From here, jump down to encounter one more gang of Red Spider Ninjas. 
Eliminate them all to clear the bottom area of enemies! Okay, NOW you 
can SAVE your game and stock up at Muramasa's Statue.


SAVE GAME


--TEST OF VALOR #6 - SIX OF WHITE
Now would be a good time to try out the next Test Of Valor. This test 
will contain only two enemies: four-legged mechs and ballistics 
soldiers. You will need to have one finger constantly on the evasion 
button because missiles and bullets will be flying everywhere!

Defeating the small mechs is easy because it only takes 2-3 mid-air 
combos with the Scythe to kill it. From there, use constant On-Land 
Charge UT's with the Scythe to instantly kill off the rest. Be sure to 
dodge away when the mechs explode! 

After clearing out all of the stupid small mechs, you'll have those 
ballistics soldiers to deal with, so bust out all your Incendiary 
Shuriken and fling them one-by-one. One Incendiary Shuriken explodes 
off one of their limbs, which leaves them open for Obliteration! 
Complete this test to receive a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL...and some 
Ghost Fish!!! AAHHH!!!


If you finished the test (or not), climb the ladder near Muramasa's 
Statue to the upper area.


++AREA: CLOCK TOWER GEARS

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE CLOCK TOWER BASE


--CRYSTAL SKULL #21
Making your way to the top of the clock tower is a pretty simple 
affair. As you jump from gear to gear, you will be ambushed by Red 
Spider Ninjas. Slice them down as you jump from the next gear upwards. 
On the fifth gear (after swinging on the bar three times), there will 
be a Crystal Skull sitting by itself. GRAB IT!


Continue to jump and swing to the very top of the tower (while 
eliminating those ninja doofuses) until you finally get to the Save 
Statue at the top.


SAVE GAME


If you need to fill up at Muramasa's Statue, now's the time to do it! 
If not, then it's boss battle time!


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Battling Zed is very similar to fighting Alexei (and in some ways, 
Ishtaros from the first game). While Zed doesn't use cheap attacks like 
Alexei, he does still inflict quick and powerful attacks. These are his 
attacks:

--FLAMING POUNCE
--FLAME FIREBALL


Just like previous battles with the Greater Fiends, you need to be 
quick and aggressive with your combos in order to damage Zed. The main 
strategy is to get in close to Zed, block and evade his melee combos, 
and then counter with some hard combos of your own. Continue the 
barrage of evasion and hard combos from up close and his health will 
reduce very quickly before you know it. The more you can bait Zed into 
attacking you up front and up close, the better chance you have at 
damaging him faster!

AVOID circling around the arena and AVOID staying at far distances! 
Remember, you want him to attack YOU from the ground. Use aggressive 
force and pound those combos into his flaming ass to win the battle.



MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: JUNGLE ENTRANCE

Move down the path to encounter a gang of soldiers. Eliminate them with 
your hot combos to clear them out. From there, continue towards the 
river to see a small hut with a ballistics soldier.


++AREA: PERUVIAN RIVERBANK

--OBJECTIVE: INFILTRATE THE RIVER STRONGHOLD

Use a charged arrow to kill the ballistics soldier. You'll notice that 
there is a large gaggle of exploding jelly fish in the water. Carefully 
jump into the water and take them all out with the Gatling Gun.

There is a Muramasa Statue near the small hut but you cannot access it 
until the jelly fish are fully exterminated. It might take awhile 
because the jelly fish keep spawning, but keep shooting them down until 
Muramasa's Statue lights up and then you can restock.

Jump into the water and slowly swim (DO NOT WATER RUN) though the jelly 
fish-infested river. Whenever you see jelly fish pop out, shoot them 
down. Continue swimming through the river to the end (while shooting 
jelly fish) until you see another small hut with a Save Statue AND a 
rocket soldier waiting for you. NOW you can use the Water Run and 
approach and slice him down. 


SAVE GAME


++AREA: RIVER STRONGHOLD

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE AREA OF THREATS TO OPEN THE GATE

Get ready for a lengthy battle because there will be lots of ballistics 
soldiers that will spawn in three different areas of the stronghold. 
Run on the water and approach each soldier and cut him down.

AVOID opening any chests for now and simply approach each ballistics 
soldier by following the rocket fire from where it is being shot. After 
eliminating about 10-11 of these soldiers, a new enemy emerges:

--NEW ENEMY: WATER SENTRY
These things are a total joke. If you have a level 3 Scythe, all it 
takes is ONE hard combo (while running on the water) to destroy it. 


Kill off all of the water sentries with Scythe combos to clear the area 
of threats and to trigger a short cutscene.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #22
Now that the area is cleared, you can explore all the huts for lots of 
goodies. The watchtower all the way on the right side of the river 
contains a Crystal Skull tied to the ropes. GRAB IT!



--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE JADE MASK AND OPEN THE SECRET GATEWAY

The JADE MASK item is located behind the watchtower near where the gate 
opened in the cutscene. Open the door and kick open the chest to find 
the JADE MASK. When you leave, more water sentries will pop up, so kill 
them off with the Scythe!

When that's done, use the JADE MASK on the emblem on the wall to open 
the secret pathway in the water. Dive down and swim to the next area.


++AREA: PERUVIAN RIVERBANK - NORTH

Emerge out of the water and move forward to see another dirty river. 
Above the water is a set of branches to swing on, so jump and swing on 
the branches to the next area.

As you land on the upper dry surface, some more soldiers will jump out, 
so take care of them! Continue forward up to the dead end with a 
zipline above the trees. See it?

Jump to the zipline and slowly traverse to the other side. Some rocket 
soldiers will emerge on the other side, so quickly move back to the dry 
surface and fling arrows or Incendiary Shurikens to clear them out. Now 
take the zipline but WAIT...


--CRYSTAL SKULL #23
Just near the other side of the zipline is a set of branches. Do you 
see it? Jump and swing towards those branches and jump to a small piece 
of dry surface that has a hidden Muramasa's Statue AND a Crystal Skull 
sitting in the vines. GRAB IT and then stock up.


From there, jump down to the water and go back to the zipline from the 
beginning. Take the zipline to the other side and jump down. As you 
make your way up the short path, some more soldiers pop out. Slice them 
down to activate the Save Statue but DO NOT SAVE YET!

There is a hidden area near the Save Statue (not the area with the 
doorway) that contains a chest with a goodie. Grab the item and TWO 
more soldiers will emerge. Kill, KILL! NOW you can SAVE!


SAVE GAME


Be stocked up and ready because once you enter the next area, you won't 
be able to use the Save Statue. Enter the next area to encounter a new 
annoying enemy:

--NEW ENEMY: LARGE DUNG BEETLES
These spiny pests are quite aggressive and very grabby. They like to 
jump around and molest you. All it takes is some strong combos to kill 
a few of them and then a UT to kill off a whole bunch more.


Eliminate all the beetles that appear until all is clear. From there, 
approach the large boulder where the bugs came from and charge a UT to 
destroy the boulder and then jump down to the area below.


++AREA: LIMESTONE CAVERN

In this massive cavern, you will encounter lots of Skull Spiders. If 
you want to kill them all, that's up to you, but it's not really 
necessary. As you traverse deeper into the cavern, you will notice lots 
of small caves on the left and right sides.

Each cave has stones that you can slice open for Essence of all kinds. 
Keep navigating forward to trigger the boss battle with the Worm.


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The giant worm boss is quite easy to defeat, but it may take a couple 
of tries to get the timing right in order to get by unscathed. It uses 
the following attacks:

--WORM GRAB
--WORM RUSH
--THE NATCH SNATCH
--WORM SPACKLE

As a safety precaution, make sure Ryu is standing next to an open cave 
hole BEFORE attempting to attack the boss. The main way to defeat the 
worm is to stand in the middle of the cavern and unleash level 2 
Ultimate Techniques in its face, preferably with the Eclipse Scythe UT. 
Move into the cavern and charge up the UT when the coast is clear. 

When you hear the sound of the boss getting closer (it sounds like a 
speeding train), unleash the UT BEFORE it gets close. If timed 
correctly, the UT will stop and stun the boss for a quick second. Once 
the UT hits its face, IMMEDIATELY evade into the nearby cave hole to 
avoid getting hit by its tongue or its disgusting spackle. After a few 
seconds, it'll rush out of the area and the whole process starts over 
(be sure to get out of the way before it does this).

DO NOT attempt to use ANY combos on the boss! If you attempt a combo, 
it'll both grab and slam you through the cavern or it'll rush you. 
Simply slam an Ultimate Technique in the worm face, EVADE its 
retaliation, REPEAT. SUCK IT, BITCH, SUCK IT.


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In retrospect, battling both of these bosses is actually a cinch. 
Really, it is! The only thing that makes this battle more difficult 
than it should be is the stupid goddamned mini-dragon lackeys that 
appear. These are the attacks the flying bosses like to use:

--PAZ ZUU LASER BEAM
--ARMAGEDDON BALL
--TRIPLE FIREBALL

All of these attacks are easy to evade, so use quick evasion. The main 
strategy to defeating both dragons is to shoot level 2 charged arrows 
at it with the Fiend's Bane Bow. As easy as that sounds, there's still 
a problem. The problem? After shooting a couple of well-aimed arrows at 
it, mini-dragon lackeys will spawn and distract you. This is what 
usually makes the battle longer than it really needs to be.

When the battle starts, immediately start flinging arrows at the 
bosses. Keep shooting until they start firing those fireballs. Evade 
the fireball and QUICKLY start shooting more charged arrows. If you are 
quick enough, you can kill one of the bosses just as the mini-lackeys 
begin to spawn. 

DO NOT circle around the arena! Just stay where you are for the whole 
battle! Circling around the arena only makes it worse because the 
lackeys will flyby and smack you and fireballs will start flying from 
everywhere. When the first boss is dead, keep flinging charged arrows 
at the second boss as fast as you can. Even as the lackeys begin 
shooting fireballs, you should be able to continue shooting arrows 
(while taking minimal fire damage) and damaging the boss.


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++AREA: MOUNTAIN ENTRANCE

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE

Get ready for a killer battle because multiple Rasetsu's (around 7-8 of 
them) will start showing up at the beginning of the level. Killing one 
of them was easy but TWO at the same time? SONOFABITCH!!

My best advice to NOT getting killed in this battle is to stick with 
using OLC UT attacks on them. When the chapter begins, make your way to 
the middle of the area, you will see two Rasetsu's running up the path. 
Start charging for a level 2 UT and then time it so that it hits the 
first one when he gets nearby. All it takes is TWO level 2 UT's to kill 
each of these freaks, but it won't be an easy task.

After you kill the first Rasetsu, you have to fight another one while 
ANOTHER one comes running down the path. Continue to stay evasive while 
charging for level 1 UT's and shoving it in their faces. The timing for 
this move is CRITICAL and can be the only thing that will save you from 
this difficult encounter. SAVE all of your Ninpo attacks for the last 
batch of Rasetsu's to weaken them and kill them off. WHEW!!!


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There's no special strategy or tactics for this battle. Simply fling 
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++AREA: THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE STAIRWAY

--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ALL THE BLACK SPIDER NINJAS

OH...MY...GAWD. Get ready for the most intense, the most brutal, the 
most vicious, and the most SLOWEST battle ever! As you ascend the 
stairs, over 40-50 ninjas will crowd the stairway. Sounds like an easy 
battle, right? Well, not if the game slows down to a screeching crawl! 
As more and more ninjas crowd the screen, the game literally slows down 
and Ryu's movements become difficult to maneuver.

With the slow movements happening onscreen, kill off as much ninjas as 
you can and then use LOTS of OLC UT's on them all. For a wider range of 
attack, use the Eclipse Scythe or the Kusari-gama to kill off a bunch 
of the ninjas in succession. Now that you know what to do, my only 
advice is this: GOOD LUCK!!!


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FOOLPROOF STRATEGY AND VIDEO COMING SOON! And picture links to 
Elizebet's disturbingly sexy semi-nude scene, too! 


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++AREA: CASTLE OF THE DRAGON

--OBJECTIVE: FIND KUREHA'S ROOM KEY
--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE JIZO STATUE HEAD

This is a pretty simple objective but, unfortunately, you will have to 
traverse the mountainside while being ambushed by tons and tons and 
tons and tons and tons of Spider ninjas. Did I mention there's a bunch 
of ninjas?

By this point of the game, you should be able to handle all these 
ninjas with some kind of ease, so my advice is to just go crazy as you 
work your way down the hill. Really, there's nothing for me to tell you 
other than that. As you FINALLY make it to the village circle (and all 
the enemies are gone), there is a locked door across from the house 
where you found the Falcon's Talons. Ryu needs the key to open that 
door which is located at the Hayabusa Graveyard. Make your way there! 
Use the Save Statue outside from the master's house to SAVE.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE

Work your way past the Central Bridge (and killing ninjas) and towards 
the open range. Some dogs will appear, so smack them up to clear this 
entire area of enemies (for now).


++AREA: HAYABUSA GRAVEYARD

As you go up the stairs, there is a JIZO STATUE HEAD sitting in the 
middle of the stairs. Pick it up and continue to the graveyard. 
Approach Kureha's grave to find the KUREHA'S ROOM KEY item.


--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE RELIC ROOM

From there, go back to the village circle and use the key at the locked 
door to enter the RELIC ROOM. Inside the Relic Room are three items: 
the Windmill Shuriken, a SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS item, and some Essence. 
Equip the items and go BACK to the open range next to Central Bridge.

When you approach the open range, a surprise ambush of ninjas and a 
couple of Rasetsu's will appear. Take advantage of your Ninpo and use 
the Wind Blades on all of them to clear the area. Once that's done, now 
comes the fun part!

Go to the storage room building and open the door to find a Muramasa's 
Statue. Stock up if you need to and then climb the ladder to the top 
and jump out of the window to the village entrance.


++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE ENTRANCE

--OBJECTIVE: GO BACK TO THE NINJA FORTRESS

As you jump down, some more ninjas will appear here. Eliminate them all 
to clear the area. Remember that Jizo Statue Head you found earlier? 
Now is the time to use it. Just near the entrance of the village is a 
trio of statues (one with a missing head). Put the head back on the 
headless statue to reveal a secret chest with less-than-stellar 
goodies. Now exit the village and use the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Continue past the bridge and eliminate all the ninjas and Warlocks that 
appear. At the end of the path is a little patch of water. Jump into 
the water and dive in. Swim to the other side and then climb out to a 
grassy field.


++AREA: OUTER NINJA FORTRESS

Work your way through the grassy field while eliminating ninjas that 
are in the way. It's a LONG battle with ninjas, so keep going until you 
FINALLY reach the Ninja Fortress.


++AREA: NINJA FORTRESS

--OBJECTIVE: EXIT THE FORTRESS AND FIND THE ZIPLINE

Welcome back to the Ninja Fortress! This is the place where Ryu fought 
Murai in the first game, so it kinda brings back memories...of 
frustration! As you enter the fortress, be prepared to face off against 
lots of ninjas in every room you enter.

Work your way out of the fortress and you will find a zipline that 
leads across the mountain. DO NOT TAKE THE ZIPLINE YET!


++AREA: VALLEY OF SHADOWS

Across the fortress entrance is an underground cave entrance. Do you 
see it? Jump down and follow the path going down to the bottom of the 
mountain. Eliminate all the enemies that appear to clear the area.


--ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #30

As you make it to the bottom of the Valley Of Shadows, you will see an 
open doorway. Enter through to find the last Crystal Skull of the game! 
Okay, NOW you can take the zipline to the other side. Go back to the 
fortress entrance and cross the zipline to the other side.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: GRASSY FIELDS

This next part of the level is quite lengthy (but pretty 
straightforward) and Ryu will be bombarded with lots of ninja enemies 
at every corner. LOTS. As in a whole bunch. As in many and plentiful. 
You will need to put your UT skills to the test as Ryu will need it in 
order to survive the onslaught of non-stop enemies. Did I mention that 
there were a lot of ninjas?

Halfway through the field, there will be a couple of hard-to-see 
enemies that are on the ground? Why? It's because they are limbless and 
are ready to grab and explode your ass. Be ready with the Obliteration!

Continue to work your way up the grassy fields and killing ninjas until 
a cutscene FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY occurs with Muramasa. AAAHHH!!! 
GODDAMN IT ALL TO HELL! After the Yoda-esque cutscene with Muramasa, 
Ryu can FINALLY approach the Save Statue to SAVE.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE PEAK OF MOUNT FUJI

The next part of the level is just as straightforward as the last. Work 
your way up the mountain and eliminate ninja after ninja after ninja. 
As you reach the top, you will find a Muramasa Statue.

Stock up on the good stuff and continue the objective. To the right 
side of Muramasa's Statue is a path that leads to a dead body. Approach 
and grab the goodie. Now would be a good time to go BACK to the Save 
Statue and SAVE because once you slide down to the next area, there's 
NO going back! DO IT NOW!!!! If you're ready, slide down the hill to 
the next area.


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - BARREN WASTELAND

As you enter the barren wasteland, ninjas and some dogs will appear. 
Use the Wind Blades on the dogs and make some minced meat of the 
baddies to clear the barren wasteland. There are a couple of dead 
bodies and chests in the area if you need some goodies. When that's 
done, exit the area.


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - NINJA GRAVEYARD

When you enter the mass graveyard site, some more ninjas will appear. 
Use lots of UT's to the face and finish them all off with style. 
Really, by this point, it's just a total crapshoot.


--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

When the area is cleared of threats, there are a couple of dead bodies 
with goodies. One of the dead bodies will contain the last Life OTG, so 
grab it and equip it!


Unfortunately, there is NO Save Statue before going up to face off 
against Genshin. If you didn't make a much needed SAVE before sliding 
down the mountain, then good luck to you! If you're ready and pumped, 
take the entrance passage to the peak of Mount Fuji to trigger the boss 
battle with Genshin.


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Genshin is still the same boss with same moves and the same attacks. 
The only exception is that he now has a killer Obliteration move that 
can almost kill you instantly if you don't defend properly.

Remember, use lots of defense, be evasive, and only use short combos 
after he misses an attack or when you evade a move. With smart tactics 
and quick strategy, you can defeat Genshin in less than a minute with 
ANY weapon. Defeat Genshin to complete the mission.


Copy and paste this URL to see how to defeat Genshin with the Scythe:

http://www.dailymotion.com/VampireHorde/video/x5tb9d_ng2-ch11-
genshin_videogames



MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: BASE OF MOUNT FUJI

--OBJECTIVE: APPROACH THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAIN

Approach the Muramasa Statue nearby and stock up on lots of Health 
items. You'll definitely need it for the next boss battle. When you're 
primed and pumped, go up the path to encounter a small number of green 
Van Gelf enemies.

Defeating the Van Gelf enemies is a breeze but be aware that there are 
fireballs being thrown off-screen which you need to evade. Once you've 
eliminated the enemies, continue up the hill to find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


If you still need to stock up at Muramasa's, DO IT NOW! If not, enter 
the large lava arena to face off against a familiar boss.


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             +++   BOSS BATTLE: TEXAS ARMADILLOS X2   +++
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The strategy for fighting the Armadillos is the same...with the 
exception that there are TWO of them walking around the arena! As 
intimidating as that sounds, it's really not all that tough.

Just move in on one Armadillo and begin smacking its face with some 
fabulous Scythe or True Dragon Sword combos to its face to quickly 
reduce its health. The TDS is very effective in that each attack can 
strip away nearly 10% for each slash. COOL.

When the Armadillos begin to roll around like a bunch of whiny babies, 
don't forget use lots of Reverse Wind (don't use jumps) to evade the 
rolling balls. THAT'S IT. It might take a couple of tries to get this 
one down because the action onscreen is super hectic and you can easily 
lose track of what you are doing. Defeat both of these overgrown 
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When the double Armadillo battle is done, go back to the Save Statue 
and SAVE your game so that you don't have to do this annoying battle 
again. On the other side of the lava arena is a hard-to-see pathway.

Take the pathway down to encounter some more Van Gelf enemies. 
Eliminate them with some easy True Dragon Sword combos to clear the 
area. But before you continue down the path, open the nearby chest for 
a goodie. Now continue down the path and slide down to the lower area.


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - LOWER BASE

Continue past the pathway and you will encounter some mutated 
Incendiary Dogs. These bitches are much more aggressive and killing 
them takes a little bit of effort. Use the Wind Blades Ninpo on them 
and then use the Essence on the other Van Gelf enemies that show up. 
Eliminate the Van Gelf enemies to clear the area near the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


As you go up the hill, a couple of Van Gelf and a brand new enemy show 
up to make your day even worse.


--NEW ENEMY: SWEDISH MEATBALL PUDDING PIE
These red mini-dragons first appeared in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (as 
a boss) and are just as every bit annoying to kill. All it takes is a 
few hard combos to kill them but since they can break your combo, it 
won't be easy. If worse comes to worse, activate some Ninpo to clear 
them out.


Eliminate the annoying mini-dragons and the Van Gelfs to clear the area 
of enemies. From here, go back to the Save Statue and SAVE your game. 
If you have little to no Health items, then you are shit outta luck 
because the next area will be a boss battle. If you're primed and 
ready, go up the hill and jump down to the lava arena below.



++ARENA: FIRE WATER ARENA

The lava on the arena is very liquidy, which means Ryu can run on it. 
As you jump down to the arena, you'll notice a couple of enemies: GHOST 
FISH!!! Equip the Flails or the Kusari-gama and take them all out.

When the area is clear of fish, there are a couple of dead bodies to 
grab some goodies from. DO NOT grab the arrows from the dead body in 
the center of the arena just yet! Instead, grab the other goodies from 
the other bodies and THEN grab the arrows. This triggers the battle 
with another familiar boss.


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After the battle with Zed is done, DO NOT CROSS THE LAVA WATER YET! 
While the exit path is just across from Ryu, running towards it will 
equal DEATH! That's right, there are some VERY well-hidden and hard-to-
see Exploding Jelly Fish blocking the path and if you try to run 
towards the exit, expect to die and do the Zed battle ALL OVER AGAIN.

Since there is a dead body with arrows nearby, grab some arrows and 
start flinging them blindly into the lava water. After killing about 
10-12 of the suckers, run towards the exit BUT BE CAUTIOUS! There will 
still be a couple of exploders, so run in a zigzag pattern. WHEW!

Now that we've got that over with, approach the Save Statue to 
replenish all health. There is a chest with Red Essence, so open it up 
and take the goodies.


SAVE GAME


Exit the cavern to find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on items and then 
go back and save your game just in case.


++AREA: FOREST OF SHADOWS

As you enter this foggy area, you will encounter a brand new enemy:

--NEW ENEMY: BLACK WIDOWS
These robotic spider ladies have some annoying laser attacks and some 
nasty slicing combos. All it takes is a couple of hard combos to the 
face to kill them off. Utilize the OLC and then smack a hard combo to 
weaken them. From there, use the leftover Essence for a UT. 
Unfortunately, a UT doesn't kill them so keep slashing until they 
explode into a million pieces.


Eliminate all the spider-women that appear to clear the mid-forest 
area. There's a trick you can do here: as you approach the other side 
of the forest, more Black Widow girls will show up. If you do NOT want 
to fight them, then dash on back to the other side of the forest and go 
to the Save Statue to SAVE your game.

When you go back to fight off the spider-women, they magically 
disappear! HAH! From there, continue out of the forest and go down the 
empty pathway to ANOTHER boss battle.


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A new enemy is introduced in this battle:

--NEW ENEMY: CENTAUR
These enemies are very similar to the Samurai Horsemen from the first 
game. Most of their attacks involve running around and attacking you 
while you have to catch up to them. The main tactic to killing them is 
to let them approach YOU. When you block their spear attack, you can 
counter with a hard combo as they turn around.


Fortunately, you can ignore all the Centaurs during this battle and 
simply focus on Volf. Evade all his Scythe attacks and stay close to 
him. When he misses his attacks, quickly dash in and use some hard 
combos to reduce his health and then quickly evade. THAT'S IT.

If the Centaurs are blocking the view, activate the Wind Blades to 
clear them out and continue focusing on up-close combat on Volf. Keep 
using hard combos while evading and he should fall very quickly. Defeat 
Volf to complete the mission.


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             +++   CHAPTER 13: THE UNDERWORLD ABYSS   +++
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Grab the HEART OF BESTIAL STORM from Volf's dead body and exit the 
arena. Approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on lots of health items 
because the next couple of battles will be a doozy!


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #1

Enter the doorway to encounter some spider-women. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #2

More spider-women will jump down for an ambush. Use the Wind Blades 
tactic to weaken them and then use Obliterations for some bloody 
hilariousness. Open the next doorway when the coast is clear to the 
next antechamber.


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #3

WHOA-OH! Chainsaw Zombies will appear in the next antechamber, so start 
charging of UT's and slice them down. Obliterate them all to clear the 
area. From there, open the NEXT doorway to encounter some...


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #4

VAN GELFS! You should already know how to handle these freaks, so DO IT 
already! When you've cleared out this antechamber, enter the next 
doorway and get ready for ANOTHER ambush.


++AREA: THE HEART CHAMBER

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SAVE STATUE

As you enter this area, a whole group of Centaurs will emerge. Instead 
of chasing them around trying to damage them, stick to the walls and 
let them come to you. Block their spear attacks and then counter with a 
hard combo on their horse asses.

A few hard combos will kill them and then you can use the leftover 
Essence for an On-Land Charge UT. Eliminate them using smart tactics to 
clear the room. From there, make a right turn and enter the doorway.

As you enter the small room, a couple of Skull Spiders will emerge. 
Eliminate them all with UT's and the Save Statue in the room will light 
up. Approach it and SAVE your game!


SAVE GAME


Notice that there are THREE chests in the room. Two of them contain 
goodies and the other contains a less-than-welcome surprise: GHOST 
FISH!!!! AAAHHH!!!! Open the chests for the goodies and then open the 
chest with the Ghost Fish and kill them with the Flails. After all that 
hilarity, exit the room and enter the doorway on the opposite side of 
the Heart Chamber.


++AREA: WEB CHAMBER #1

As you enter this area, you will see a whole lot of webbed pouches. 
Each web either contains a bunch of zombie ninjas or a zombie Rasetsu. 
Attack each pouch one-by-one and then eliminate the ninjas that appear 
by using a lot of Izuna Drops for instant kills.

Avoid trying to be flashy and just quickly kill them all with the Izuna 
Drop and then move to the next pouch. When fighting Rasetsu, use the 
On-Land Charge as much as possible within the small space to defeat 
him. Defeat the two Rasetsu's and then clear out the ninjas to clear 
the first room. 

From here, go BACK to the Save Statue and SAVE your game! You don't 
want to do this all over again! When you're ready, go back to the Web 
Chamber and slide down the chamber to the next area.


++AREA: WEB CHAMBER #2

There will be some more web pouches which mean more zombie ninjas and 
Rasetsu. Clear out all the ninjas and then kill the remaining Rasetsu 
to clear the entire area. Now go to the end of the chamber to find a 
Save Statue and a dead body with arrows.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: LIGHTNING SPIRAL

From here, enter the next massive chamber. A couple of mini-dragons 
will spawn, so start flinging some arrows at them to kill them all. 
There is a duo of chests and a dead body on the rocky spiral. Grab the 
goodies from the chests and dead body and then kill off the remaining 
mini-dragons to completely clear this level of enemies!

Before you decide to jump down the spiral, go back to the Save Statue 
one more time and SAVE your game! When you're pumped and primed, go 
back to the spiral and jump down to face off against Alexei.


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Alexei is still the same boss as before. His attacks are STILL cheap 
and STILL unblockable. The only way to defeat him properly is to do it 
quickly! Use the Divine Swallow to get up close to him and then let him 
attack with his melee combos.

Block and evade his combos and then QUICKLY counter with a hard combo 
of your own. With the True Dragon Sword, one hard combo can shave off 
about 15% of his health, which is a LOT.

When he uses the whirlwind, simply use the Reverse Wind to get through 
and then attack him just as he recovers from the attack. It's cheap and 
it works! Defeat this big fembot to complete the mission.


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Take the HEART OF AZURE LIGHTNING item from the floor. There's nothing 
to do in the arena, so exit out and use the doorway on the other side 
to enter a new area.


++AREA: FIEND CHAMBER

A handful of spider-women will appear here for an ambush so be ready 
with some Wind Blades Ninpo. Jump in the middle of the pack and unleash 
a Wind Blades Ninpo to weaken them. From there, carefully approach each 
one while evading the others and Obliterate them all. EASY.

Exit using the other doorway to find a Muramasa's Statue. You should 
still have enough credit-scratch-paper to buy some health items, so 
stock up! When you're ready and primed for action, exit to the next 
doorway to a new area.


++AREA: RIVER OF BLOOD - FIRST AREA

When you enter this area, a large gang of Centaurs will appear for an 
ambush. As tempting as it looks to chase them around, AVOID all that 
nonsense and stay near the doorway (on either side). Wait for the 
Centaurs to approach you and block their attack. When they turn around, 
smack them in the back with a hard combo to stun them.

When they get stunned, they stop for a second. Continue to slash away 
as they get stunned and they will fall after 2-3 combos. From there, 
use the leftover Essence for On-Land Charge UT's to their faces. With 
quick reflexes, this battle shouldn't take more than a minute to 
complete. Eliminate the Centaurs to clear the area and then take the 
opposite doorway to find a much needed Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


If you need to go back to Muramasa's Statue for a quick refill, do it 
now! When you're ready, open the next doorway past the Save Statue.


++AREA: RIVER OF BLOOD - SECOND AREA

While this river looks empty, it won't be after you get in the water. 
Use the Water Run to cross the river and some big red fish will appear. 
If you're daring, you can try to cross the river while trying to dodge 
all the big fish OR you can get into the water and start shooting at 
them with the Gatling Gun.

There are about 10-12 of these big fish bastards and killing them all 
would be a better option than trying to escape them. Eliminate all the 
fish to completely clear this part of the level of enemies.

Approach the stairway on the other side and go to the left and right 
side of the large doorway to find some goodies. After you grab the 
goodies, it would be a wise idea to go back to the Muramasa Statue one 
more time to stock up and then use the Save Statue so that you don't 
have to fight those fish again, just in case.


When you're ready and pumped, enter the large doorway to encounter 
Genshin for the final time.


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The battle with Genshin isn't so different from the last three 
encounters, but he is a bit more agile than before. In his demon form, 
Genshin can easily evade your attacks and can also counter you in mid-
combo. Most of his newer attacks are flame-based but are easy to evade.

As usual, evade his hard combos and BLOCK his attacks! Stay evasive and 
then attack him with a hard combo. Evade after the combo and continue 
again. The battle will be cheap but it won't last too long if you know 
how to get him on his knees.

Once you defeat Genshin, Ryu will receive a brand new weapon: the BLADE 
OF THE ARCHFIEND. He will then combine it with the True Dragon Sword 
for a new version of the dual Katanas (which, unfortunately, replaces 
the other dual Katanas). Don't get too cozy because there is another 
boss battle that will take place immediately after this!


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++AREA: BLOOD CHAPEL

After the battle with Elizebet, take the HEART OF CRIMSON BLOOD item 
from the floor. Use the portal to the next area.


++AREA: GATEWAY OF JUDGEMENT

Open the chest behind Ryu for a goodie and then stock up at the 
Muramasa Statue. Now approach the Save Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


There's no turning back once you go through the door, so take some time 
to reflect on your past efforts. When you're super pumped to go, enter 
the large black doorway. Your time of judgment is at hand! 

As you enter the pathway, you'll encounter some Van Gelf floozies. 
Eliminate them all with your new weapon for faster results and then 
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Unlike Genshin or the other four flimsy Greater Fiends, Dagra Dai is 
pretty tough for a second-to-last boss. While he doesn't have cheap 
moves like Alexei, his attacks are almost unblockable and difficult to 
evade. These are his attacks:

--DOKU STAB
--TENTACLE GRAB
--TENTACLE WHIP
--ELECTRIC BLAST

Either equip the Scythe or the Blade of the Archfiend and use it 
against the Van Gelf enemies that he summons to kill them. 


TO BE CONTINUED...



++AREA: ARCHFIEND SPIRAL

When the battle with Dagra Dai is done, run across the water and open 
the chest for some goodies. Now take the spiral to the top for the 
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The battle with the Archfiend's first form is a three-part affair. 
These are the attacks it uses:

--FIST SLAM
--DOUBLE FIST SLAM
--PILE OF SICK
--GHOST PUKE
--ARCHFIEND BEAM


The only way to damage this boss is to use the Fiend's Bane Bow. Use a 
level 2 charged shot to its head to knock it back. When it gets knocked 
back, it releases a pile of its own sick on you, so QUICKLY dodge 2-3 
times and then QUICKLY charge up another level 2 shot at it to reduce 
its health. You need to be super duper quick with your Bow shots, so 
that each shot knocks it back in succession and you won't need to worry 
about its other attacks.

When its health is reduced to 60%, the boss stops attacking and climbs 
higher up the spire. Work your way up the spire by using the Bird Flip 
to the next floor. On the second encounter, the boss uses a ground 
sweep attack, so be prepared to evade! Use the same strategy on the 
second encounter to reduce its health to 40%. From there, the boss will 
climb up again.

Jump and flip to the third encounter and JUST KICK HIS ASS ALREADY.

                                                             
             +++   BOSS BATTLE: ARCHFIEND - PART TWO   +++


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YEE-HAW!!!! Mon Congrats, you just completed one of the toughest games 
to ever grace your Xbox 360 console (aside from Katamari Damacy). Now 
replay the game with all of your upgraded weapons or try the next 
highest difficulty! I DARE YOU to try Path of Master Ninja!


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        +++   THE SNOGGY SNORKEL - THE SECRETS & UNLOCKABLES   +++
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--NEW GAME PLUS
When you complete the game, you can start another playthrough with all 
of your weapons, Ninpo, and money intact. To do this, you MUST use a 
COMPLETED save from the end of Chapter 14. You cannot use a NEW GAME 
PLUS from a New Game.


--PATH OF THE MENTOR 
--PATH OF THE MASTER NINJA
Complete Way Of The Warrior difficulty to unlock Mentor. Complete 
Mentor difficulty to unlock Master Ninja.


--THE TYPE 20 COSTUME
--THE RED BLOOD COSTUME
If you complete Way Of The Warrior, Ryu will unlock TWO new costumes to 
use anytime he wants. 


--NINJA GAIDEN 2 GAMERPICS
Find all 30 Crystal Skulls to unlock some cool Gamerpics.


--EXTRA OPTIONS
Complete the game to unlock TWO new options in the OPTIONS Menu: SOUND 
TEST and CLASSIC FILTER.


++ACHIEVEMENT POINTS NOTE:
If you've completed the Way Of The Warrior difficulty first instead of 
Way Of The Acolyte, you will be rewarded another 100 points for it. 
That's 200 points total for not being a pansy!


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There are THIRTY of the Crystal Skulls to collect throughout the game 
up to Chapter 11. If you do not have 30 skulls by Chapter 12, then 
you'll need t go back and do some exploring. For the complete info on 
the skull whereabouts, refer to the walkthrough above.

Some skulls are literally right in front of you and some are hidden in 
the most obscure places. This list will help you find them all! Let's 
get this par-tee started, DUDE BRO!


#1 - CHAPTER 1
Adjacent rooftop from where you find the ART OF THE INFERNO scroll.

#2 - CHAPTER 1
It's on the balcony where you encountered the archers for the first 
time. Stand in front of the cherry blossom tree and use a Bird Flip to 
reach a small ledge. Approach the balcony with the archers to find the 
skull sitting next to them.

#3 - CHAPTER 2
Bottom of the river where you used the Water Run.

#4 - CHAPTER 2
Sitting on a shelf in between the rooms where you find the ULTRAMARINE 
and VERMILION JEWELS.

#5 - CHAPTER 3
On the top of the stairs in the area where you find the ART OF THE WIND 
BLADES scroll.

#6 - CHAPTER 3
Across the dead body with the TECHNIQUE OF SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS scroll. 
Use a double Wall Run to reach it.

#7 - CHAPTER 4
It is located on a metal ledge in a back alley after exiting the 
subway. Use a Wall Run from the left side of the wall to reach the 
metal ledge.

#8 - CHAPTER 4
It's on the ledge just near the ladder going towards the upper bridge. 
You can't miss this one!

#9 - CHAPTER 4
It's located on the first floor of the Statue of Liberty stairway (with 
the broken elevator). It is on a metal beam just across the Save 
Statue. Use a Wall Run to reach the metal beams.

#10 - CHAPTER 5
It's located on a gondola across the river from where you found the 
Kusari-gama. Take the stairs going to the river and run across the 
water to the gondola at the other end.

#11 - CHAPTER 5
It's sitting on the table at the restaurant area after the first Save 
Statue. You can't miss it!

#12 - CHAPTER 5
After encountering the exploding jelly fish, there is a gondola sitting 
nearby a water alley. The water alley is guarded by more jelly fish. 
Eliminate all the jelly fish and then swim past the alley to find the 
skull under the water.

#13 - CHAPTER 6
The skull is under some wreckage right across from Muramasa's Statue at 
the beginning of the chapter. Rotate the camera to see it. Go around 
the wreckage and jump down to get it.

#14 - CHAPTER 6
After exiting the caverns to the castle, there is a guillotine across 
from the Save Statue. Attack the guillotine to reveal the skull.

#15 - CHAPTER 6
This skull is found inside the castle library. Attack the shelf on the 
upper left to reveal the skull.

#16 - CHAPTER 7
This one is next to the control panel of the Daedalus cockpit. You 
can't miss it!

#17 - CHAPTER 7
This skull is located outside of the room where you found the Tonfas. 
It's under some fallen wreckage.

#18 - CHAPTER 8
The skull is in the corner of the alley where you encounter the hard-
to-see landmines. 

#19 - CHAPTER 8
After finding the Bell Key and opening the door, the skull is sitting 
next to some candles as you go down the stairway.

#20 - CHAPTER 8
This one is sitting across the bar inside the train.

#21 - CHAPTER 8
This one is on one of the large clock gears just before the Zedonius 
battle. You can't miss it!

#22 - CHAPTER 9
This one is found in the river stronghold where you encounter many 
ballistics soldiers. It's tied to a piece of rope on the watchtower to 
the right side of the stronghold.

#23 - CHAPTER 9
This skull is found near the Save Statue before fighting the worm. Use 
the zipline and swing to the hard-to-see branches to find the skull 
next to a hidden Muramasa's Statue.



TO BE CONTINUED...


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+++   SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION   +++


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--All the original elite Ninja Gaiden veterans since 2004


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