Ninja Gaiden II: FAQ/Walkthrough

       Ninja Gaiden 2 - FAQ/Walkthrough 

Version: 0.02 
Author: dissectedgames, C4RRnage 
Contact: dissectedgames@gmail.com 

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This walkthrough is for the Acolyte difficulty setting. I will be doing a 
Warrior difficulty walkthrough if I have time. I am playing Warrior for fun 
right now and the only difference I have noticed is the bosses have more health 
and you sometimes fight different types of enemies. So, I think item locations 
are the same and level layouts and puzzles are definitely the same, in case you 
get stuck. 

As always, your feedback is welcome. Send me an email or you can head over to 
my site (dissectedgames.com) and leave comments. 

Chapter 1 - Sky City Tokyo 

The controls are the same as the last game. You'll start off on a deck. Defeat 
the 3 guys. They are really easy so just do whatever you feel like to kill 
them. Smash the barrels and get some yellow orbs. Go around the building to 
your left if you're facing the door and there is a dragon statue for you to 
save. Go into the shop through the paper doors. after the cut scene, there are 
3 more ninjas down there. Using your ultimate attack is great against these 
guys (hold down y to charge up and then release when you glow red). The chest 
at the end of the hallway contains blue orbs. You'll encounter 4 more ninjas. 
Try to get one to seperate one away from the group and then kill him and then 
kill the others. Make sure to finish off any enemy that has got an arm or leg 
cut off because they will attempt to suicide attack you and that deals a lot of 
damage. Go down the hallway and then jump down the hole. There is a chest and 
it contains the run-along-the-wall (I know that's not what its really called) 
technique. Climb the ladder, run along the wall to make it across the gap. Jump 
off the wall for more distance. Go down the hallway and the chest contains the 
dodge technique. Hold left trigger and tap the left stick in any direction to 
dodge. Behind you on the shrine is another chest that contains the Art of the 
Inferno (which is a Ninpo that uses one of your three circles below your 
health). Run to the next ledge and drop down. There are 4 ninjas down there. 
After you kill them, go inside and there are chests with yellow and red orbs. 
Go up the stairs and kill the ninja in the hall that is waiting to ambush you. 
There are 5 enemies waiting for you at the top of the stairs. To your left, 
there is a chest and in it has a Lives of a Thousand Gods (use it to increase 
your health). Go up the stairs and to the left. The chest has the Herb of 
Spiritual Life (using it will give you health back). Go through the door and to 
the right. There are 2 ninjas in the room. After you kill them jump and run 
along the wall to your left and jump to the next platform. Up the stairs there 
are 4 guys waiting for you and then run and jump along the wall and jump to the 
platform. Examine the body in the middle of the hallway to get the obliteration 
technique (to use, press Y near a wounded enemy and you will kill them). There 
are 3 more ninjas along the hallway. Turn left at the end of the hallway and 
examine the body to get the Flying Bird technique scroll. To use it, you have 
to be standing in a narrow room and wall jump back and forth to go up the 
walls. Then use the Dragon statue to save and heal. Use your Flying Bird (wall 
jump) to jump up the wall corridor behind the statue. When you get to the top, 
there are 4 more ninjas. Run across the bridge and smash the vase/jar to get 
yellow orbs. There are 4 ninjas across the bridge. Jump in the water and run 
down to find a row boat and in the boat is a treasure chest and in the chest is 
an Herb of Spiritual Life. Run all the way to the other end of the river (away 
from the boat) and you will find 3 more ninjas and to your left. Behind the 
building, to your left, there is a chest with a Life of the Gods (find 8 of 
them to increase your life). Run up the stairs and across the bridge again and 
to your left and down the stairs there are 2 more ninjas. When you are on the 
stairs, there is a ninja with a bow and arrow, you can kill him with your Ninpo 
(after you hit Y+B to activate your Ninpo, the only one you have now is the 
fire one, use the left stick to aim for your enemy). You will come to a gap in 
the walkway and there are 3 ninjas that come to attack you. So while they are 
running toward you, charge up your ultimate attack. At the gap, jump and grab 
the bar and you'll swing around it and when your momentum is going towards the 
opposite ledge, hit A to release. You will approach some stairs and 3 more guys 
will come so you have time to charge up your ultimate attack. After you will 
kill them you have to jump and grab the bar and then jump and grab another bar 
to get across. Climb the ladder and there is a chest with Devil Way Mushroom 
(restores one of your Ninpo circles). Run to your left and there is a Flying 
Swallow technique scroll. To use it, jump and press a forward and hit Y. When 
you get to the top of the stairs, there are 5 ninjas and more will spawn. One 
is a magic user. Kill the magic guy first and then take care of the others. You 
might find using your new Flying Swallow technique to be useful especially if 
you need to cover the distance between you and your enemy quickly. Go into the 
room with the huge statue and there is a chest to your left and a dragon statue 
to your right. At the big statue, grab the Lunar (press RB). Equip your Lunar 
by pausing the game or pressing up on the directional pad. The lunar is one of 
my favorite weapons because it has a long reach. Go back outside and run down 
the stairs and to your right you will find the Ultimate Technique scroll. A 
series of ninjas attack you, about 6 in all. Try out your new techniques with 
your lunar to find one that works best, it is a little different than your 
Dragon Sword. After you kill everyone then go across the bridge and there is a 
diary to your left. Go across the small stone bridge and then examine the body 
and get The Technique of Ultimate Guidance. This technique gives you the 
ability to charge your attack up faster if there are essence nearby. You suck 
in the essence orbs and that can make you charge instantly. Run outside and 
there are several ninjas out there, Once you have killed a few of them, hold 
down Y to gather the essence and your ultimate attack will charge fast. This is 
a good strategy that you should use throughout the game. After you kill 
everyone, two doors of the house will open. Go into the door to the right and 
open the chest to find yellow essence. To your left are some paper doors and 
there are 2 ninjas that will come through them. Run down the corridor and go to 
the left and there will be 3 ninjas out there. After you defeat them, a 
Muramasa's shop will appear. You can choose to upgrade one of your weapons at 
the shop (I chose to upgrade the Lunar). I recommend not wasting money on 
potions and saving money for upgrades. If you're having trouble and having to 
use a lot of potions, just stick with it. Practice makes perfect and having 
extra money to upgrade your weapons later will help a lot. After you are done 
with Muramasa, jump down the hole and bats will come out of the hole so be 
ready. Spamming attacks with your lunar should take care of the bats quickly. 
Open the door and go out onto the catwalk and there is a notebook. Run along 
the catwalk and 2 ninjas will come running at you. There is a Devil Way 
Mushroom in the chest on the platform below where they came running from. After 
you went down the to get the chest, run up the stairs and jump and run along 
the wall to your left and jump to the platform. At the end of the next catwalk 
there is a chest that contains blue orbs. Go back to the "broken" and tilted 
part of the catwalk and jump down. When you drop down, there is another 
notebook. Run down the hallway and you'll have to battle 6 ninjas. This is a 
good place to use your ultimate attack if there are essence orbs around. When 
everyone is killed there will be a cut-scene. After the scene you will be 
dropped in a room with 3 claw guys. Kill them and then save your game at the 
Blue Dragon Statue. Go through the door and about 6 ninjas attack you and use 
your ultimate attack to get rid of them. Go to the room with the elevators and 
when you go up the stairs, ninjas will ambush you so be careful. At the top of 
this set of stairs there are about 10 guys. Defeat them and then go up to the 
next floor. There is a chest and in there is a cracked ID card on the top 
floor. If you want a Devil Way Mushroom, there is one in a chest at the very 
bottom of the stairs. Go back to the level where you defeated the ninjas and go 
back down the hallway to your right and open the door on the left with your ID 
card and examine the body to get a notebook. Go up the ladder to your left. 
Wall jump (Flying Bird) to get to the top of the elevator shaft. When you reach 
the top, there are about 5 ninjas up there. To your right there is a Muramasa 
statue and a chest near it with the Grains of Spiritual Life (will refill most 
of your life). You can update one of your weapons if you have money (yellow 
essence) (I chose to upgrade the Lunar). Run the other way and there is a Blue 
Dragon Statue on your left. Go up the stairs and at the top there are a 8 more 
guys to defeat. Go through the door and there will be a cut scene. After the 
cut scene you will have to fight a huge spider boss. 

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 BOSS - Shadow Ninja Rasetsu 
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You should use your all Ninpo, The Art of 
Inferno, because you it will refill automatically between chapters. Hitting him 
3 times gets his health to about half gone. You can be damaged while using your 
Ninpo so use it three times right away. After that charge in with your Dragon 
Sword. Many of his attacks can be blocked so don't be afraid to try and block 
once in a while. He also has grabs to though so don't just stand in front of 
him like a blocking statue. His health should already be half gone and you 
should be at full health so just spam strong attacks. 

Chapter 2 - The Castle of the Dragon Go through the arbor and examine the body 
and find another notebook. Fight the guys in the graveyard and run down the 
stairs to fight a few more. Go down more stairs and there are about 7 more. In 
the courtyard, there is a Muramasa statue. Go to the door to your left and 
there are 5 more guys to fight. There is a chest here with a Life of the Gods. 
Go back out into the courtyard and to the opposite side and there is a body 
with a notebook. 5 more ninjas pop out and at the end of the hall there is a 
body and if you examine it it gives you an Herb of Spiritual Life. Drop down 
near the body and run down and drop into the water. Under the water there is a 
crystal skull that you can grab. Tap A to run along the water to run towards 
the guy with the bow and arrow and kill him. Run around the corner and find a 
counter attack scroll and there is a blue dragon statue where you can save. Up 
the stairs to your left are 3 claw guys and 2 archers. Quickly kill one of the 
claw guys and then use your ultimate attack to take out the rest. Run around 
the corner to your right and into the house to find a room with 2 chests. Grab 
the grains of spiritual life from the closest chest and about 5 ninjas will 
drop in to fight you before you can get the second chest. After killing them 
all, grab the grains of spiritual life from the second chest. Behind you and to 
your right is a small indentation in the wall. In that alcove there is a new 
weapon, Falcon's Talons. I don't really like the Falcon's Talons because they 
have a short reach. I recommend at least trying all the weapons though. You can 
always switch back if you don't like them. Run back outside and find a notebook 
about ultimate guidance next to the dead body at the bottom of the stairs. Back 
in the courtyard you'll be rushed by a flood of ninjas and a couple archers. 
Try to kill the archers first. Run up the stairs and when you reach the top 
there is are two walls that you can use to wall jump back and forth (Flying 
Bird technique). At the top there is a chest containing a herb of spiritual 
life. Run up some more stairs and you will come to some more ninjas. There is 
another set of wall jump walls that you can bounce between, use the Flying Bird 
technique, to reach the top of the tower. There are two archers up in the 
towers so make sure to go up there and kill them. Run up the next set of stairs 
and kill the ninjas there. At the top of these stairs is a blue dragon statue. 
After you save run down the narrow tunnel to the left of the statue. Once you 
make your way about half way through it, 2 claw ninjas will sneak up behind 
you. Kill them and then run to the end of the tunnel. Wall jump back and forth 
(Flying Bird Technique) to jump up out of the tunnel. There are two ninjas and 
an archer up here. Run up the stairs and examine the body for a notebook about 
counter attack. Run up the bridge and there are two claw ninjas and two 
archers. Head into the next room and some ninjas will drop in around you. Kill 
them and then get the blue essence from the chest to the left of the doorway. 
When you run up the stairs there will be some archers shooting you through a 
wall. You can't really get to them so just quickly run out the next door. Once 
in the next room there is a tunnel to your left and chest with a herb of 
spiritual life. Run up the stairs and two ninjas will drop in. At the top of 
the stairs are about 6 ninjas and a magic guy. Kill the magic guy first and 
then take out the rest. The magic guy disappears but you can follow him by 
watching his weird shadow that he makes on the ground. There is another 
notebook next to the dead body by the door. Run up the boards leaning against 
the wall and jump to the roof. Three claw guys and a magic guy will attack you 
on the roof. The magic guy appears after you kill the first two claw guys but 
make sure to kill him before he can hit you with magic. Jump down the burning 
hole in the roof. There will be three archers at the other end of the hallway. 
Kill them then go back near where you dropped in and use the blue dragon 
statue. Grab the bow and arrows off the wall on the left side of the hallway at 
the end by where the archers were. Equip your bow and shoot the blue glowing 
target you can see through the door. Hold B pull back the arrow and use the 
left stick to aim. Run up the stairs and then drop down into the room with the 
huge gold dragon statue. Now you will fight the spider boss from the last 
level, Shadow Ninja Rasetsu. 

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MINI BOSS - Shadow Ninja Rasetsu 2 
********************************* 
He is just like the other fight but this time 
there are over ninjas around him. Again, you might as well use all your Ninpo, 
using the Art of Inferno, because there is a chest in the next room the 
completely refills your Ninpo. You can pretty much kill him with your Ninpo 
depending on how full you are. Just make sure you hit the boss instead of the 
other ninjas that will be jumping around. Use the left stick to aim. Circles 
will appear showing you who you will hit with the Art of Inferno. If you run 
out before he dies, most of his attacks can be blocked so when he charges you 
just block and wait for him to finish his combo then attack him. 

After you kill the boss there is a chest with red essence that will completely 
refill you Ninpo out the door and down the hallway to your right. At the other 
end of the hallway is a set of stairs where two claw ninjas appear. Below these 
stairs is a dead body with a grains of spiritual life. Run up the stairs. In 
the next room are 2 ninjas and an archer. Kill the archer first. Running along 
the wall is a good way to avoid his arrows. Smash the walls to the right to 
reveal a set of stairs and a blue dragon statue. A ninja will drop in before 
you get to the blue dragon statue. Kill him then save and run out in the the 
main room. Run up the stairs and find an unrivaled soaring technique scroll. 
Smash the wall to the right. Head out onto the platform and a archer will 
appear to your left. Jump and run along the wall to your left to reach him. 
There is a breakable wall and ninjas here. Behind the breakable wall is part of 
a decoration you need for this puzzle. There is a breakable wall section across 
from the decoration that allows you to get to the other side of the platform 
you originally came in, just avoid the trap door in the middle room. As you are 
going through this hallway, on the other side, on the shelves, is a silver 
skull. In the next room are a bunch more ninjas, some archers, and the other 
decoration piece. Now that you've got both puzzle pieces, jump back to the 
center platform. Use the puzzle pieces on the two ying-yang symbols sitting the 
platform by the door that originally lead you to this room and the dragon will 
open his mouth. Shoot the glowing orb to the left of the dragon's head with an 
arrow and a platform will drop down allowing you to run into the dragon's 
mouth. Once you run into his mouth, there is a blue dragon statue. At the other 
end of this hallway is a chest containing a yellow orb. Jump through the hole 
in the wall and out onto the roof. There are about 6 magic guys out there who 
will attack you, two at a time. Just stay on them and don't let them get far 
away and cast their magic. Run around the roof to your left and up the steep 
part. Jump through the window. There are several archers and ninjas in this 
room. Kill the archers first. Across the way is a chest with a lives of a 
thousand gods. To the the right of the chest is a hole you can drop down. To 
the left end of the hallway is a blue dragon statue. At the other end is a 
Muramasa statue. I recommend upgrading your lunar. Go back up the ladder and up 
the stairs. Yhree ninjas will be waiting for you. Near the stairs across from 
where you came up is a dead body with a life of the gods. Go down the hallway 
and into the door to your left. A cutscene will play and you'll battle the next 
boss. 

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BOSS - Genshin 
********************************* 
Genshin dodges your Art of Inferno Ninpo so don't waste your time using it on 
him. I found that by far the best strategy is to use your lunar just sit there 
and holding block and then spam Y for counter attack when he gets close. You 
might have to let go of block to make sure you're facing him, but once you get 
lined up just hold down block and hit Y as fast as you can. I was able to kill 
him while only taking about 1/4 of my health in damage using this strategy. 
This was on the Acolyte difficulty setting but I used the same strategy when I 
fought him on Warrior. 


Chapter 3 - Thunderclap of Catastrophe 

There is a chest to your right with a herb of spiritual life. Around the corner 
is a Murmasa statue. When you run out into the street a swarm of dogs will 
attack you. Just keep attacking to fend them off. Down the road to your left is 
a chest with red essence. After you open the chest bats will swarm you. Run 
down to the other end of the road and turn right. Inspect the body to pick up 
Art of the Wind Blades. Out in the next room are a bunch of ninjas and an 
archer. Around the far corner to the right is a chest with blue essence. At the 
very top of the stairs is a crystal skull. You'll probably have to clear out 
all the ninjas before getting the skull. There are also two magic guys around 
the corner. Down the hallway to the right is a blue dragon statue. Around the 
corner from the dragon statue is a narrow hallway where you can wall jump back 
and forth (flying bird technique). At the top are about 3 ninjas and 2 magic 
guys. After you kill them flying dragons appear. Use your bow to shoot the 
dragons. You don't have to aim at them you can just spam b and Ryu will auto 
aim at them if you're facing in their general direction. The corpse to your 
right has more arrows if you need them. After you've cleared them, run to your 
right and some archers will spawn across the way. Use your bow to shoot them. 
Aiming and zooming in makes this easier. Also, make sure to fully charge up 
your shot to kill them in one hit. Then refill your arrows, grab the pole and 
shimmy across. You must stop swinging to shimmy. Just don't hit any buttons or 
press the sticks or a section. Drop down and fight 2 archers and a ninja. There 
is a blue dragon statue in the corner behind you. Across from the statue, 
before you jump down the ledge, there is a chest the contains an herb of 
spiritual life. Once you jump down the ledge, there is one are without a fence 
or wall in your way, there are about 6 ninjas that attack you and there is a 
chest to your left with an herb of spiritual life. To your right across the 
street is a body that is holding a Four Greater Fiends scroll. Go to the right 
of the police stand and about 6 ninja dogs attack you. The key to beating them 
without taking too much damage is stay on top of them and not giving them a 
chance to hit your with their incendiary shurikens. Run to your right and a 
cutscene will play and you'll face some large purple demons. They are pretty 
tough and they breathe some kind of fire so you'll want to get in close and 
finish them quickly. You need to figure out how to kill these guys easily 
because you'll be facing a lot of them later in the game. After you kill the 
purple bat demons drop down and there is a blue dragon statue. Run down the 
hallway and then some more purple demons attack you. Concentrate on one purple 
bat demon at a time and make sure you kill it completely before moving on. At 
the T intersection to the right there is a dead body by the ladder and he has a 
Jewel of Demon Seal that allows you to upgrade one of your Ninpo. I used it to 
upgrade my Art of Inferno because I like that one. You might want to try out 
others or upgrade a different one. Go up the ladder by the corpse and look for 
the bars that are close by and wall jump to the bars, run along the wall, and 
then jump down. There is a chest there with red essence. Run along this ledge 
and then to your left and then left again and down the ladder. On this ledge is 
a chest with yellow essence. Drop down again and bats will attack you. Run down 
the tunnel and then run and jump off the wall to grab the bar above swing and 
jump to next ledge. It might help you to shimmy out a little to get a better 
angle. Once you are on this next platform bats attack you. Jump and run along 
the wall to the next ledge and there are more bats. You will come up to a ledge 
with a ladder going down. Stop before going down and 2 purple bat demons will 
jump up and attack you. If you stay where you are you can hit them both at the 
same time because you will all be in a small room. Drop down by the ladder and 
there is a body with arrows. Run down the tunnel but be careful because there 
is a purple bat demon hiding to ambush you. When you are fitting him bats will 
attack you to but you'll probably kill them on accident while attacking the big 
guy. To your right is a Flying Bird technique scroll. Wall run and jump back 
and forth down the narrow hallway. On the platform at the end is a crystal 
skull. Drop down into the water to find a chest with a Life of the Gods. Go 
back to the T interesection and take right path this time. At the end of the 
hallway is a blue dragon statue. Using the wall jump back and forth get up to 
the next platform and kill the bats there. Use the wall run on the wall to the 
right to get to the next platform. When you get above the platform, just stop 
running and you'll drop straight down. Jump and grab the bar over your head, 
shimmy down. Jump to the platform to your left to get the chest with yellow 
essence. Jump back on the bar and shimmy to the next platform. Jump from wall 
to wall around the corner to reach the next platform. At the next platform 
there is about 4 ninjas and an archer waiting for you. Go up to the archer's 
ledge, where he was standing, wall run around the corner to reach the next 
ledge and find a Muramasa statue. Make sure to equip you bow and run through 
the door to your left. In this room are two archers. Use a charged up arrow to 
kill them in one hit. Drop down from your ledge and climb up the ladder. To 
your right is a dead body with an infinite supply of incendiary shurikens. 
You'll want to use incendiary shurikens a lot in this area because you can 
always head back to this body to get more. It you hit the blue glowing circle 
in the middle of the fans, you'll stop them from spinning. Head through the fan 
to your left if you're facing the center of the tunnel. At the end of this 
tunnel is a bunch of ninjas but they are seperated from you by metal bars. Use 
your incendiary shurikens to kill them. To your right is a corpse with some 
grains of spiritual life. To get to this corpse you have to wall run along the 
metal bars. Run down to the other end of the tunnel and wall run across the 
metal bars and get a chest with yellow essence. No go to the other fan, the one 
with a slight down slope after it. Once past the fan, 4 ninjas will attack you 
in 2 waves. Before you leave this area, stock up on incendiary shurikens. Go up 
the ladder, jump across to the other ledge and then jump and grab the bar by 
the hole in the metal bars and swing and jump through the hole. Drop down into 
the water and bats will attack you. Dive under the water and swim through a 
tunnel. Once you're through the tunnel come up to the surface. There will be 
bats and 2 ninjas attacking you. One the ground on this platform is a dead body 
with arrows and a blue dragon statue to your left. Go in the subway car and 
wall jump back and forth all the way up to the top. There are two archers up 
here. They are hard to get to. Two incendiary shurikens will kill them or you 
can use your bow. Wall run around the corner and up to the next platform and 
there is a chest with red essence. Wall run again to get to through the opening 
and into the next area. Once you get across, two ninjas will attack you. Run to 
the next corner and three more ninjas will attack you. Run through this tunnel 
for a while and you'll come to a big open area. Jump into that area and four 
purple bat demons attack you. These guys are kind of tough. Avoid their breath 
attacks. Run around to your left and down a narrow tunnel and up some stairs. 
There is a body there with a notebook at the invisible path. Use the invisible 
path, which is the wall run and then jump and then wall run again. There is a 
couple archers up here and two ninjas. There is also a Muramasa statue here. 
Turn to your right and cross a narrow bridge is a blue dragon statue. If you're 
facing the blue dragon statue, behind you and to your left is a platform where 
the archer was. On this platform is a wagon wheel looking thing where you can 
enter the Test of Valor if you have the right item. I don't think you can get 
the item in Acolyte mode. After you're done in here, drop down over the next 
ledge and you'll be on some subway tracks. On top of some wrecked subway cars 
are about 4 ninjas and 2 archers. You have to wall run and then jump to the 
next subway car to reach the archers if they are up there. Get into the upper 
subway car to the left, if you're not already in there. Once in this car, run 
to the other end and about 5 purple demons attack you when you get out of the 
car. As you kill them, 2 more will spawn. After you kill those fiends there 
will be a cutscene and the next boss appears. 

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BOSS - Silver Train Demon 
************************************* 
He has a couple different attacks. He has little mini-me's that will fly and 
attack you. If you manage to kill the mini-me's they'll drop essence which can 
refill your health. I found trying to shoot them at the last second with my bow 
to be the best strategy since you'll be using your bow most of the fight. He 
also shoots blue orbs of electricity that are unblockable. When he shoots those 
try to run behind him because he can only shoot them in the direction he is 
facing. His ultimate attack is he shoots out a huge blue face. If the face hits 
you, you'll take a lot of damage, so run away. I found that your Ninpo is not 
effective against him. To kill him, shoot him with a charged up arrow in his 
face. The best strategy is to stand in the middle of the level lengthwise and 
hit him with charged arrows as much as possible. You should stand in the middle 
lengthwise and off to the side so that when he starts shooting his blue balls 
you can run behind him quickly. Make sure not to get to close or he'll hit you 
with electricity. Don't attack him with your melee weapon until you've shot him 
in the face enough to lower his life almost all the way. Then he will flip onto 
his back and fall down. When he is on his back you can attack him. When he is 
laying on the ground on his back you can attack him to finish him off. 

Chapter 4 - A Captive Goddess 

When you spawn, you'll be near some bats and then there is a Muramasa statue. 
Keep running down the tunnel battling bats and then eventually 3 ninjas will 
jump out of a hole in the ground. Drop down the hole they came from and you'll 
fight a group of about 10 ninjas with 3 archers. As usual killing the archer 
first is a good strategy. You can only go through one end of the tunnel. It is 
the end of the tunnel where the subway cars are staggered and there is a gap 
for you to run through. One you get through the gap about four more ninjas will 
pop out. Around the subway car to your left there is a chest with red essence 
in it. Up ahead a whole bunch of purple demons spawn, about 8 in total. They 
won't jump up on the subway platform because they are kind of glitchy. Stay up 
on the platform so they won't all attack you at once. Across on the left 
platform is a set of stairs with a sign above it marked 'Exit' go up those 
stairs. At the top of the stairs is a Blue Dragon Statue. Up the next set of 
stairs is a big battle with like 4 ninjas and 3 magic guys. Kill the magic guys 
first. In this room you can go through the door near the glass windows and both 
of the turning gates. The one gate to the left has a chest with some blue 
essence in it. There the other gate is a dead body with arrows and a chest with 
yellow essence. After you grab the yellow essence, a bunch of ninjas will spawn 
and also some archers up the stairs to the left. You can shoot any of the red 
barrels with a charged up arrow and they'll explode. Explode the barrels 
through the metal gate with a fully charged arrow then head up the stairs. Up 
the next set of stairs at the street level is a bunch of ninja dogs. I like to 
use my ultimate attack against the ninja dogs a lot because they are kind of 
hard to kill. The only way to go is down the street and to your right. There is 
a bunch of magic guys, make sure to attack them quickly before they can cast 
their magic. There is a bunch of different streets to go down to your right. 
Down the last street is a bunch of claw ninjas. If you blow up the barrels down 
this street there is a chest with red essence. Down the middle street is a 
couple more ninjas with a dead body and the body has a herb of spiritual life. 
There is nothing to do down the first street, head back to the main street and 
near the ladder is a blue dragon statue. Go up the ladder. There is a Jewel of 
the Demon seal on the dead body nearby. Jump through the hole in your fence to 
your right. Across the hole in the fence on the other side of the highway is a 
body with incendiary shurikens. Then 3 purple bat demons attack you and three 
flying dragons attack you as well. You can use the incendiary shurikens on them 
if you want. Run down to the other end of the highway and there is a chest with 
yellow essence. When you get to the end of the next path of highway, you can 
drop down and there is a Muramasa statue and a chest with a Life of the Gods. 
When you're done using the statue, three of the big purple monsters will attack 
you and then run around the corner and then use the wall jump back and forth up 
the narrow shaft to get back up to the top. Once you get back up top you'll be 
on the highway again four big purple demons attack you. When you kill those 
guys there is a body at the other end with arrows and then climb up the ladder 
next to it and there is a blue dragon statue up there. On the bridge by the 
dragon statue more flying dragons will spawn. You can use arrows to kill them 
and then run back down and get more arrows from the dead body. When you run to 
one edge of the hallway, you'll see a cutscene and fight a troll mini-boss 

****************************** MINI-BOSS Giant Troll 
****************************** By far the Troll's strongest of air is his roar 
attack. He'll rear back a little and then scream and send out shockwaves. 
Basically what you want to do is avoid that attack and keep your distance. 
Unfortunately, the roar attack has a long range. Charged up arrows to his head 
are pretty effective. Art of Inferno Ninpo works pretty good against him to. 
When he slumps over onto the ground he is almost dead. Charge him and attack to 
finish him off. The only hard thing about this boss is that you don't get your 
Ninpo filled after you beat him because he is only a mini-boss. 

Next you'll spawn on a large grass field with about 4 big purple demons and 4 
flying dragons. Don't die hear or you'll have to fight the mini-boss again. 
When you run into the building there is a dead body on the ground with arrows. 
In the room with the glass, there is a ton of stuff to get. First smash the 
glass by the blue dragon statue and use it. Next there is a glass case with 
incendiary shurikens and next to that is a case with the double samurai swords 
you have to smash the glass to get them. There is also a scroll by a door and 
another wheel for the trial of valor. Next you'll come into a large room with 
stairs with about 6 normal ninjas and 3 archers. Go up the stairs turn right 
and then wall run around the corner. On this platform is a dead body with a 
devil way mushroom. You can then wall run to the next platform and when you get 
near the door a purple bat demon will attack you. Drop down there and there are 
about 5 big purple bat guys to fight. Are the corner to the right is a chest. 
In that chest is an herb of spiritual life. Up the next set of stairs is 
another platform with two purple bat demons and 3 flying dragons. Up the next 
set of stairs is a bunch more purple bat demons and flying dragons. There is 
another set of stairs with even more of the same enemies. After you kill the 
enemies you need to run around the building and find the door. In this area is 
about 4 ninjas and 4 archers. Across the way is a treasure chest with a lives 
of a thousand gods. In this room there might be archers up above you on the 
rafters. At the very top of the stairs is a blue dragon statue. After you save 
jump down to the ground and then up the narrow shaft in the middle of the room. 
After you are done wall jumping back and forth up the shaft, there is about 4 
claw ninjas and 4 archers. Head out the door on the side of the room. You'll be 
out on a balcony. On that balcony is a chest with a life of the gods in it. 
Head back inside and then up the stairs. You should now be in the room with a 
winding staircase. In this room is a dead body with devil way mushroom and a 
Muramasa statue. At this Murmasa statue I recommend you fulling upgrade your 
double samurai swords. Hopefully you have enough yellow essence saved up. Head 
up the spiral staircase. Eventually you'll get to the end. Turn left and jump 
out towards the blood spot on the wall and then wall jump back and forth up to 
the top. In this area there is a bunch more normal ninjas and archers. Also, in 
the same room is a dead body with a scroll about the greater fiends. Run all 
the way up the spiral staircase and trigger the cut scene to fight the boss, 
Alexi 

*********************** 
BOSS - Alexi 
*********************** 
Alexi is actually really really easy on Acolyte. If you just keep attacking him 
with your dual samurai swords, you'll probably kill him with any problems. He 
does have a couple grabs so don't just stand still in front of him. On of his 
attacks is to jump up in the air and throw lightning balls. If he does this 
dodge to the side and then run up to him and jump and hit him with his sword 
and then he will fall down to the ground. 

 

Chapter 5 - The Aqua Capital City 

You'll spawn on the streets of a Florence like city and fight a bunch of 
ninjas, archers, and magic guys. You'll come to an intersection of a bridge and 
a semi-circle area. Werewolves will come down the steps of the bridge and 
attack you. They don't have a ranged attack normally but if there are severed 
limbs laying around they will pick them up and throw them at you. First go 
around the semi-circle wall to your left. Around there is a dead body. If you 
examine that body with a new weapon, the Kusari Gama which is like a sickle 
with a weight on the end of a chain. I actually don't like this weapon that 
much because it is kind of slow. Down the stairs to your right, run across the 
water to the other dock. Run around to the corner to your right and there is a 
treasure chest with red essence. Head back to the bridge and across to the 
market area. More werewolves will appear so kill them. You can smash the crates 
of fruit and get yellow essence. At the end of the market, head left and up the 
stairs to find a blue dragon statue. Through the next door is a cafe like area 
and there are a bunch of werewolves up there. If you wait in the door way and 
make the werewolves come to you, only one can fit through the doorway at a time 
so you can fight them one at a time. Turn right and head out of the cafe. Go 
across a small bridge and four more werewolves will attack you. If you go right 
and then down to the end of the hall and turn left, there is a small shaft that 
you can walk jump back and forth (flying bird technique) up to a ledge. Once on 
top of the ledge two ninjas will attack you. After you kill them inspect the 
body nearby and get a talisman of rebirth. Jump down and there is a chest at 
the other end of this hallway that contains an herb of spiritual life. Head 
back towards the cafe and then go the other way and across a bridge. You'll be 
in a large street area with a bunch of large columns to your left. About six 
werewolves will attack you. Head straight across the street (not towards the 
columns) and across a bridge and there will be a dead body on ground from with 
a Spirit of the Devils which increases your maximum Ninpo limit by one. Head 
back to the large road and then right to the big columned structure. Here you 
will battle from spiky scorpion demons. They are pretty tough and fast. Just 
make sure to attack them before they attack you. After you kill them drop into 
the fountain. Swim down and there is a chest under the water with a Gatling 
Spear Gun. You'll want to use this whenever firing underwater. Swim through the 
next tunnel and out in the distance to your left you can see a bunch of 
swimming jelly fish like creatures. These are mines and you need to blow them 
up with your spear gun first. After you blow up the mines, spam A (tap A 
rapidly) and run down the corridor. Run straight to the boat around the corner 
on the left side. You will be attacked by 3 spiky scorpion guys and they can 
stand on the water. However, fighting is more difficult in the water so I 
recommend staying on the boat until you kill them all. After you kill those 
guys jump in the water and to your right is a bunch of floating mines blocking 
a hallway. I am not sure how to get down there because they keep respawning. 
You can kill them over and over to get lots of a yellow essence if you want. Go 
down the tunnel and then underneath an arch and keep going and you'll 
eventually come up to an area with a boat to the right. Jump onto the boat and 
then through the window to reach a room with a blue dragon statue. In this 
building go up the stairs and out the door. When you get outside about 4 purple 
bat demons will attack you. In this area, if you are facing out the door you 
originally came out, behind you and to your right is a Muramasa statue and a 
partially opened door. You could choose to upgrade your newly found Kusari Gama 
but I decided not to because I really don't like it that much since it is slow. 
Inside the room with the partially opened door is a chest with a key you need 
to open the large iron gate on the opposite side of this area. Also in this 
room is a notebook on the desk. Run down to the other end of the corridor with 
the big iron gate. Use the key to open the door and head out. On this bridge 
about 7 werewolves come at you in a few waves. Across the bridge and into the 
next structure to your left through the door is a dead body with arrows. Head 
down the hallway a werewolf will appear and as you are fighting another 
werewolf will appear behind you. Down at the end of this hallway is a chest 
containing an herb of spiritual life. Look out across the large the wide gap to 
your right and shoot the glowing targets with a fully charged arrow and a draw 
bridge will lower. There is a pull you can grab on to go across. I am not sure 
what is this way because I fell down when I jumped and missed the pole. If you 
do fall down, you fall into the water and a bunch of spiky scorpion demons come 
and fight you. If you want you can just run away from them and run to the dock 
by the huge water wheel. Jump and grab the one of the bars of the huge water 
wheel and then swing and jump to a platform. Next, jump on the gears of the 
water wheel and jump into the building. Inside is a circular pole. Jump and 
grab the pole and climb around it and drop down on the other platform with the 
chest. In the chest is a Lives of a Thousand Gods. Go out of this building and 
then you're out in a room by some stairs and 3 werewolves will attack you. Then 
run up the steps of the big building and underneath the arch is a blue dragon 
statue. Next, head into the big courtyard area, in this area are about 7 of the 
spiky scorpion guys. They are kind of tough. Just try to make sure and isolate 
one at a time. In the next hallway, you'll be attacked by a flood of spiky 
scorpions and purple bat demons. Kill one ASAP and then use his essences to 
power up an ultimate attack. Repeat the cycle of killing and ultimate attacking 
until all the enemies are dead. Next, you'll approach a 4 way intersection. To 
your right is a chest with blue essence. In the room to your left is a Muramasa 
statue. Eventually you have to head straight down the tunnel into a room with 
the big wine casks two purple demons and two spiky scorpion guys come and 
attack you. Head down the stairs into a more narrow hallway. To your right the 
big iron gates are locked but you can run down there and at the big iron gates 
turn right. On top of the stairs are more of the same enemies. You'll 
eventually end up in a big room with wine racks. In here is a chest with a 
copper key. Head back to way you came and open the iron gates with your key. In 
this chest is an Art of the Phoenix Ninpo. In this hallway are one spiky guy 
and one purple demon. There is a chest with red essence. Also, in this room is 
a big wooden round well top. Jump up into the air and then hit Y to smash 
through it. You'll found down into some water. Here there is another wheel for 
the trials of valor and a blue dragon statue. Head down the tunnel and about 6 
spiky scorpion guys attack you. It is a lot easy to stay up on the ledge and 
fight them on land rather than trying to fight them in the water. You'll come 
to another huge round room. In the middle of the room is another hole that you 
can dive down into. You'll end up in another huge room with floating fish 
everywhere. The fish will latch on you if they get near you. Smash buttons to 
get them off and then just act wildly to kill them. Some of the fish in the are 
will disappear as you run at them. They can't attack you when you are above 
water but when you fall in they will. There are chests in the center of all the 
circular collections of columns under the water in the middle. These chests 
contain yellow essence. On one of the fallen pillars in the water, there is a 
chest. Inside that chest is a skull key. Finding the skull key triggers a 
cutscene with a huge water monster boss. 

********************* 
BOSS - Water Dragon 
********************* 

This boss was kind of hard for me to figure out. He can shoot his little spines 
at you and shoot a spike through you and grab you. You start out on a small 
rock and once you fall off you are stuck in the water. I actually found it 
easier to stay on the rock and shoot arrows and his face. Shooting arrows and 
using my Ninpo, I was able to beat him this way without using an health items 
on Acolyte. I absolutely hate the swimming in this game so staying on land was 
much more attractive to me. Ryu never seems to go where I want him to in the 
water. The Art of Inferno Ninpo targets him underwater somewhere so maybe he 
has a weak point somewhere. Your Ninpo and your arrows actually only damage him 
a little bit so expect to shoot him many times. Also, in the water are more 
fish that will latch onto you but you can kill them for health if you need to. 
You might as well use all your Ninpo because there is a chest coming up with 
red essence. 

Chapter 6 - The Lycanthrope's Castle 

After you kill the Water Dragon, pieces of the ceiling fall. Before you leave 
this area you might want to double check that you got all the chest in the 
water. In one of the rectangular groups of pillars there is a chest with a Life 
of the Gods. If you run up the big set of stairs by where you fought the boss 
there is a chest with yellow essence. Part of the ceiling fell between to 
pillars allowing you to stand on it and wall jump back and forth (flying bird 
technique) up the gap in the pillars. This is to your left if you are facing 
the way you were facing when you were fighting the boss it is to your left. 
Once you are on top of the pillar structure, there is a Muramasa statue. Behind 
you when you are at the Muramasa statue is a crystal skull. To get the skull, 
run over back to where you came up, jump on the slanty part of the roof, and 
run over the peak of the roof. To your left is part of the roof ledge that is 
broken. Jump down there and land on the platform with the skull. Head back by 
the Muramasa statue and jump to the top of next set of pillars. There are fish 
here so walk to the edge of the pillar and they will come at you and attack 
them before they get to close. Jump to another platform, kill the fish and jump 
across more pillars. On the last pillars, jump from there to the cavern wall 
edge, which is like a blueish green edge. Run left on this ledge and kill three 
fish and find a chest with yellow essence. Go the other way down the ledge. 
You'll come to the a gap. Jump and wall run and then jump to the next platform. 
When you get over to the other side about 5 of the spiky scorpion guys will 
attack you. There is a chest to your left with red essence. Next you jump to 
another top of a pillar and then to a semi-circle top of a building. There are 
more fish. The best way to kill them is to inch towards one and then when he 
attacks you they all come. Mash X as soon as this happens and they'll just run 
into your whirling blades. On the next sequence of platforms there is a chest 
with yellow essence. Eventually you'll into a small room with a blue dragon 
statue. 

... To be continued. I'll update more when I get a chance.
     
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