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Walkthrough/FAQ

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NINJA: SHADOW OF DARKNESS

Walkthrough/FAQ By The Night Flier
Platform: Playstation
Version: Final Version
Mail: nflier@excite.com
Last Updated: 01/11/2000

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INTRODUCTION

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“Enter the mystical world of Kurosawa, the young ninja, as he fights his way
through 11 levels of puzzles, baddies and bosses with dozens of fighting
moves, weapons and magic spells in this third person action arcade game from
Eidos Interactive.”

This is the intro given at the back of the cover of Playstation’s Ninja:
Shadow of Darkness. Two things have driven me to write this walkthrough:

1.	It is really a very tough game to play and you will need lots of help to
complete it.
2.	I searched the web like hell and hardly anyone has written a walkthrough
of it.

This is going to be my last update. If you feel that some details have to be
added, or you have a question, or anything else, contact me at
nflier@excite.com. Look at the ‘Contact and Contribution’ section for more
details.

NOTE: If you see this FAQ/walkthrough in any other site, please mail me at
once and I will see that the guy who ripped off my work is properly
punished. To see in which all sites this FAQ/walkthrough should appear
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CONTENTS

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1.	Introduction
2.	You Are Reading This.
3.	Legal Matters
4.	Revision History
5.	Game Review & Info
6.	Tips, Hints & Strategies
7.	Walkthrough
8.	Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
9.	Contact & Contribution
10.	Cheats
11.	Gameshark
12.	Credits


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LEGAL MATTERS
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This FAQ is prepared entirely by me and can only be used for private and
personal reasons.  It can only be reproduced electronically. This FAQ cannot
be used for PROFITABLE means in any way. This FAQ cannot be in any way
printed in books, cds, magazines, etc. Copyright rules apply. If I find this
in any other website without my permission, then I will be forced to take
legal action. If you want to use this in ANY way, then please let me know.
My E – Mail address is given below.

nflier@excite.com

NOTE: If you see this FAQ/walkthrough in any other site, please mail me at
once and I will see that the guy who ripped off my work is properly
punished. To see in which all sites this FAQ/walkthrough should appear
copy-paste this link on your address bar:

www.geocities.com/ninjashadowofdarknesspsx/where.html

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REVISION HISTORY
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Version 22 (Final Version):

1.	01/11/2000
2.	Corrected all mistakes.
3.	Completed all the sections.
4.	That’s it. Goodbye.

Version 21:

1.	In one single burst of perseverance, finished the entire walkthrough!

Version 20:

1.	24/10/2000
2.	Started level 13
3.	Finished level 13

Version 19:

1.	20/10/2000
2.	Finished level 12

Version 18:

1.	17/10/2000
2.	Started level 12

Version 17:

1.	11/10/2000
2.	Finished level 11

Version 16:

1.	07/10/2000
2.	Started level 11

Version 15:

1.	03/10/2000
2.	Finished level 9
3.	Finished level 10

Version 14:

1.	30/09/2000
2.	Finished level 8
3.	Started level 9

Version 13:

1.	25/09/2000
2.	Finished level 7
3.	Started level 8

Version 12:

1.	19/09/2000
2.	Finished level 6
3.	Started level 7

Version 11:

1.	13/09/2000
2.	Started level 6
3.	Updated FAQ section

Version 10:

1.	05/09/2000
2.	Started level 5
3.	Finished level 5

Version 09:

1.	29/08/2000
2.	Finished level 4
3.	Updated FAQ section

Version 08:

1.	21/08/2000
2.	Started level 4
3.	Updated Legal Matters section

Version 07:

1.	15/08/2000
2.	Finished level 3
3.	Added Gameshark codes

Version 06:

1.	06/08/2000
2.	Started Level 3
3.	Updated Cheats section

Version 05:

1.	01/08/2000
2.	Finished Level 2
3.	Added FAQ section

Version 04:

1.	27/07/2000
2.	Updated Tips, Hints & Strategies.
3.	Started Level 2.

Version 03:

1.	24/07/2000
2.	Updated Walkthrough. Finished Level 1.
3.	Added Cheats

Version 02:

1.	19/07/2000
2.	Updated Contact & Contribution Section.
3.	Updated Tips, Hints & Strategies.
4.	Updated Walkthrough.

Version 01:

1.	15/07/2000
2.	Just started the walkthrough.
3.	Most of the sections empty.

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GAME REVIEW & INFO
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O.K this game is one of the toughest that you will ever see. Without the use
of cheat codes, it is almost impossible to defeat. But if you like a
challenge, then this is the game for you. Horde after horde of enemies of
varying strengths comes after your skin. Also, you can’t just run away; you
have to kill each and every one of them to advance into the next area. And
these are just the easy parts...

Info:

Genre – Arcade Action
Players – 1
Discs – 1
Design – Core
Creation – Eidos Interactive
Release – 15/9/1998

Review Scores:

Presentation: 7/10

This game is fairly presented, even though we might have expected something
more from the developers of Tomb Raider. You play a young ninja, who has to
fight a lot of enemies to avenge his ... whatever. You have to pass a lot of
levels, facing countless foes and avoiding seemingly endless obstacles and
traps.

Graphics: 8/10

The graphics are decent and quite good. In fact, if it weren’t for them,
this game would have bombed totally. The FMV sequences, though not too many,
are excellent.

Sound: 7/10

The sound in this game is passable. But there’s nothing exceptional about
it. The music is okay, even if it gets boring after some while.

Gameplay: 6/10

This game, as I have mentioned before, is the hardest one to ever hit the
gaming world. You can hardly advance two steps forwards before you are
ambushed my some blood-thirsty demons. But it is a lot of fun, if you don’t
use cheats. But then, you can’t even advance to the second level. The
controls are good and simple, and your magic potions add a little extra to
the game.

Replay Value: 0/10

If you bother to play the game till the end, then the replay value is high.
If not, it’s zero. Also if you have already finished it, then you will never
play the game again. One time is more than enough to reach the brink of
insanity.

Overall: 6/10

This game is decent, but doesn’t even compare to other good games. You can
play it if no other game is present or you have nothing else to do. Never
buy this game, I repeat never BUY this game, it’s not worth that much for
it’s price. But I am sure you can rent it cheaply.

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TIPS, HINTS AND STRATEGIES
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The following are the basic strategies I have formed to survive the various
aspects of the game. I will be adding to this section as I advance further.

1.	While fighting, press the punch and kick buttons repeatedly, so that the
ninja can perform combos. This will really hurt the enemies.

2.	Remember the places I’ve told you to...well, remember. I have only asked
you to remember a few places throughout the entire game so don’t worry.

3.	While fighting multiple idiots, try to get into a place where you can see
the whole area.

4.	Never back up into a tree, rock, etc. You may think that that is a superb
way to stop enemies attacking you from the rear, but in fact this move
cramps you for space.

5.	Be wary of chests. All chests do not hold goodies. Some of them hold
explosives and others erupt spikes. Run to all types of chests, open it and
run away quickly. If it’s a trap, let it blast. If not, just retrace your
steps and get the stuff inside them.

6.	Your magic spells are by far, your most valuable attack weapon. But they
are very rare to find, so never use them except near bosses and REALLY tough
baddies.

7.	You can’t save in the middle of the game, so don’t start one unless you
have a lot of time in your hand. You can save only after each level, which
are quite long, if I do say so.

8.	Open each and every chest you come across.

9.	Be wary of traps. Every level is littered with them.

10.	If you look carefully at some places, you can see a glimmer of stars
that repeat itself every few seconds. They are actually hidden items and
other items of importance. Whenever you see a glimmer, just shoot at it with
your knives.

11.	Kill each and every foe you come up against. Killing all them gives you
more goodies.

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WALKTHROUGH

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NOTE: Before starting the game, watch the cool FMV sequence that shows the
story of how you became a ninja.
LEVEL 1 – THE FOREST
Once you start, just experiment with your controls. Shoot the item from the
top of tree on the right of your screen. Then head down the path and open
all the chests along the way. Be careful of the beehive. Soon, you will be
greeted by some farmers. Take them out with the knives and your punch and
kick combos. Be careful, don’t go near the fire, ‘cos it can damage you.
When the last enemy is dead, the chest containing the key to the nearby gate
appears. Grab the key and open the gate.
The area inside has many chests and enemies in the form of lumberjacks and
farmers. Take them all out. Once the last one is dead, a chest will appear
with a key for the nearby gate. Further to your right is a chest guarded by
a trip wire. Go near the chest and once you touch the wire, run away like
hell. Once you avoid the three spears, take the item inside the chest. Then
go out through the gate (You can also jump over the trip wires, but this
method is more fun).
You will reach a checkpoint (now if you die in the remainder of the level,
you will start from here). Kill the enemies in this region and go forwards.
Be careful; don’t fall down below from the sides of the cliff here. You will
die if you fall down. As soon as you reach the ledge, jump to avoid being
caught in the bear traps. Then go left, avoid the spinning blade and take
the stuff you see inside the chest. There is a chest in the inner enclosure
as well. Then go back out avoiding the blades and advance down the hill. As
soon as you see the logs rolling down, jump up to escape from not being hit.
You must also leap over two gaps on the hillside. You must do this all very
quickly if you want to live. Then proceed downwards till you reach another
checkpoint.
Kill the peasant women that appear. They can be killed with one kick. Then
cross the wooden bridge, killing all the farmers that appear. But be
careful, ‘cos there’s a trip wire at the end of the bridge. Jump over it.
After that take the stuff inside the chest. Then turn left and DROP from the
ledge to the ground below. Avoid the three spinning blades and go to the
area on the left. Kill everyone here and then take the stuff from the chest
while avoiding the animal traps.
Trip the wire and then stand to one side. It’s not a spear trap; it’s more
like a wooden spike one. Grab the thing inside the chest. Go forwards, take
care of the lumberjacks that appear and continue forwards till you see a
checkpoint and a chest. Now comes the toughest part of the First Level.
NOTE: If you step off the ledge and into deep water, you will drown. Be very
careful while you walk. Also, the following paragraph won’t make much sense
unless you are playing the game. Just keep exploring the area yourself if
you don’t understand what I wrote.
Wade into the water, turn right and knife that huge crab. It’s not as
dangerous as it seems. Continue forwards. You will come to a place where the
path leads to the left. Don’t go there now. Go forwards, till you see
another crab. Take care of it too. If you advance any further, you will
reach a dead end. Now retrace your steps and go back to the place where the
ledge branched towards the left. Go front from there now. Keep going
forwards. You will reach a place where the ledge goes to the left from here.
Take no notice of it and go forwards. You will now see another ledge going
to the left as well. Follow it, kill the crab and get to its end avoiding
the orange colored fish on the way. Then jump on the moving platform and let
it take you across.
Once on the other side, avoid the fish and go forwards. If you want, you can
kill the crab that is waiting a little further. If not, jump to the smaller
platform on your left and then quickly across, as it collapses once you land
on it. Advance doing the same. When you finally reach the other side, go up
to the land and take the checkpoint. Also take the stuff inside the chest.
You can’t go through the gate, as you don’t have the key for it. Go back
into the water, go forwards, turn right, avoid the fishes, go through the
waterfall and take the key from the chest. Whewwww!!! Then use this key on
the gate you saw previously.
Go through the gate and take care of the ninjas inside. Go into the passage
in front of you, jumping over the wire. Then take the stuff inside the
chests in the inner enclosure of this passage. Go back out and then go to
the right passage. Take the stuff inside the chest here as well and then go
to the left passage. Once you go inside this passage, it begins to rain.
Here, be careful. Small, blue sparks on the ground are the places where
lighting strikes. Avoid all the sparks when you see them. Keep going
forwards. You will have to take care of several ninjas that drop from the
skies. In one chest in this area, you will find a sword. Note: Once you die,
the sword disappears.
Then keep going forwards, disposing of all enemies along the way. Once you
kill everyone, a chest with a key will appear. Open the gate and then
activate the checkpoint. It stops raining now.
Go right now to access a chest, which is being guarded by animal traps, and
trip wires. Then go out and go forwards. Avoid the rolling wooden spikes and
jump over them to get to the other side. Cross the log and activate the
checkpoint. Go right and jump down the ledges and kill the farmers. Go
forwards and jump across the moving platforms to get the key on the other
side after fighting the ninjas. Go all the way back to the checkpoint. Then
go front where you again have to fight some ninjas. Keep advancing, but be
careful, because trees keep falling in your path. Then open the gate to face
the first boss.
Boss Fight 1
This boss I call Big Tail with Small Brain (HYUCK, HYUCK). You will
understand when you come face to face with him. Basically, he’s a slow
dinosaur type creature. His attack is this: first he will take a jump to
reach near you, and then he will swipe you with his tail. Then he will
attack you with his purple breath (yugh!). Just keep running around him in
tight circles and you will be fine. When you finally defeat this monster,
collect all the change and the key to the exit quickly. Congratulations!!!
You have completed the first level successfully.
Next, you will be inside a shop. Here, you can purchase whatever items you
need with gold. The amount of gold you have is shown on the upper right
corner of your screen. You also have an option to save. Save your game and
exit from the shop.

Now you enter the next level, The Cemetery.

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LEVEL 2 – THE CEMETRY


Start this level by slowly going forwards. Exercise extreme caution, as the
pillars topple over once you get near it. There are chests on either sides
of the flight of stairs. Once on top jump over the alternative green and
blue currents. Then go around the razor plant and to the wide space directly
behind it. There are some chests along the way.

Some green creatures will come to smash you. I call them shaggies. After you
defeat them, the stone portions with eyes in front of you will open, each
with an armed skeleton inside. Now, they are a real pain in the a$$. You
will understand soon why enough. To kill the upper part of the skeleton once
it separated from the lower part, just jump on top of it. To kill the lower
part, just punch it. Then climb the stairs on your right and navigate all
the way to the other side, taking care of some shaggies along the way. Take
the key from the chest and beware of the spikes on the floor. Now go down
the stairs and open the chest near it. Now go back to the plant monster and
open the gate to the LEFT of your SCREEN.

Get rid of all the creatures that attack you. Then get the stuff from all
the boxes. One holds an ax. Then shoot the tombstones which glimmers. After
that, shoot the tombstone closest to the boxes in front of you. The boxes
will explode. But now, again be careful, as the blue eye on top of the
column shoots a ray at you. While dodging it, kill the enemies and open the
chests. Once you get the key, run all the way back to the plant monster. Now
go to all the way round to the other side and open that gate. Activate the
checkpoint.

Go left, but don’t cross the bridge yet. Go front. You will see the walls of
the buildings shimmering. Throw the knives at the walls to get some
considerable change. Then go to the other side of the building and do the
same.

Now go to the left bridge and cross it. Take out all the enemies that charge
at you. Then climb the stirs and open the chest at the far end to get the
silver key. But the only problem is those exploding crates... Just go near
them and when they start quivering, back away as far away as you can. Now
with the silver key, open the silver gate below.

There are some explosive crates here as well. Avoid them, and then overcome
the obstacles in your path. Keep jumping over the pulses and the spikes.
When you reach the other end, quickly open all the chests and get out,
before the translucent flying skeletons can get to you.

Now avoid those endless traps again and cross the bridge. Then cross the
other bridge. Go slowly, as the plant monster there moves more quickly. Just
wait till you see a pattern for those razor arms and quickly cross the
bridge. Then dispose of all the seemingly unlimited enemies that try to kill
you. Climb the stairs and trigger those explosive crates. Cross the
three-spiked section as well and acquire the gold key. Jump down below and
open the golden gate. There are some crates here as well. Open the second
golden gate and activate the checkpoint.

Then go right and take care of the enemies. Open all the chests on the way.
Note the gate, which is locked. Once you get rid of all the creatures, the
gate to the inner circle opens. Destroy all the enemies here and the other
gate opens. Be prepared for anything and go through that gate.

Yeeesh!!! It’s that horde of useless things again! Take them out, climb the
stairs, trip the trap, get the key and open the gate downstairs. You have
just entered the realm of the next boss.

Boss Fight 2


I call this boss ‘The Two Headed Freak Of Nature’ (believe me, no pun
intended there). Guess you’re in ‘double trouble’ now (HYUCK, HYUCK). This
boss is faster than the last one though. Keep moving, otherwise he/they will
catch you in his/their eye laser. When you see an opening, use your punch
and kick combos. Repeat this till you succeed. Then collect all the bonus
stuff and wait. Congratulations!!! You have successfully completed the
second level!

Next, buy whatever you need in the shop if you have the cash. Don’t spend
your money on something you don’t need. Save and exit the shop.

Now you enter the next level, The Monastery Exterior.

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LEVEL 3 – The Monastery Exterior


Proceed forwards and knock the senses out of the samurai warriors at the
gates and anybody who dares to come near you. There will be a key in one of
the chests. Open the gate and kill all the enemies that charge you at once.
Then proceed to the left. As you reach the edge a stone block appears. When
you step on it, another one appears and so on. Don’t worry; they won’t
collapse under your feet. Just keep following it till you reach the other
side. There’s a checkpoint and about 5 guards waiting for you there. Note
the spikes on your right.

When you get rid of the guards, a chest appears with a key to a nearby gate.
Open it and again take care of the people that attack you. When all of them
have been eliminated, a hole opens in between the two doors. Go down, open
the chests and stand on the circular disc that you can see on the corner.
This opens the spiked section above, near the checkpoint. Go there, while
eliminating all the opposition along the way. Take out all those guys too.
Then open the gate and whatever you do, don’t step on the grass. There’s a
dragon sleeping in the middle. Kill all the enemies you see and the ones
that come out of the doors, while standing on the stone pavement. After
everyone has been killed go near the dragon and defeat it. If you go near
it’s tail, it will swipe you with it, if you go near its side, it will roll
over like a dog and crush you and if you go front of it, it does what all
dragons do; spit fire. There, that doesn’t give you many options, does it?
Just don’t get too close to it and keep shooting at it with your knives. The
best strategy is to go near it, give a few good punches and run away before
it can react. You will get lots of stuff and a golden key once you defeat
it. Its death also opens a hole on the side of the area. After slaying all
the guys and opening all the chests go all the way back to the disappearing
platforms. Cross it once again and open the gate on your left. I call this
area the Pulse Room. Activate the checkpoint. Don’t go any further. Go back
out and to the left.

You will have to do another platform miracle, except this one’s tougher.
Once you get on the other side, fight like hell and dispose of all the guys.
Open the gate and kill the fleet of enemies. Once on their demise, go
through the opening. Activate the circular thing. There’s a spike trap chest
here. Get out and you will find a spiked entranceway on the other side, just
like the previous one. And like the previous one, there is another dragon
here as well. Toast it and take the golden key. Go back to the Pulse Room
and open the next gate. There will be another checkpoint here.

Go left. You will see horse drawn chariots charging towards you. Avoid them
at all costs. At the end, take out all the guards, including those dummy
type warriors. Get the key from the chest. Open the gate in front of you and
kill all the guards. You will then receive a chest with a gold key. You
cannot get those chests in the center yet.

Go out and go towards the checkpoint and don’t forget about the chariots.
There are several fences glimmering if you look hard. Get the goodies and
open the gate with your gold key. Look left and you will see a couple of
extra armored samurais guarding the hole. Kill them and shoot both the
tombstones on either side of the hole. You will then get some goodies and
open the hole. Go through the hole and you can access the goodies that were
in the central area before.

Next, get out and go to the other side. You will be faced with a situation
as exactly as the last one. Get the stuff and go back towards then
checkpoint. Now go the other side. Avoid the horses, kill the guys and get
the key. Then open the gate, kill some more guys and get the golden key. Go
towards the checkpoint again and head right, where the last gate is.

The battle inside is one of the toughest in the game. The enemies are
stronger here and they just keep coming and coming. After defeating them and
getting all the goodies, climb the stairs. That’s It!!!!! You have finished
Level 3!!!

Buy whatever you want and save your game.

Now enter the next level, The Monastery Exterior.

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LEVEL 4 – THE MONASTERY EXTERIOR

IMP NOTE: From now on, I am not mentioning the enemies. I will only write
about the bosses and enemies that are exceptionally tough to kill. I am also
not going to mention about any chests either, except for the ones that hold
keys.

Note: Most of the lamps in this area hold goodies.

Go through the middle door. In the next area, go through the right door.
Next, go through the left door and finally through the middle door. Once you
dispose of the enemies here, you will get the gold key. Open the door in
front of you and activate the checkpoint.

Note: Most of the candlesticks in this area hold goodies as well.

Kill the ghost skeletons and climb the left ladder. Avoid the wooden logs
and go to the other side. Warning, as the chest here is a trap. Take the
silver key. Now go back to the checkpoint and open the gate in front of you.
You will get another checkpoint and a weapon in one of the chests. Now head
up the right ladder. The same fate awaits you. Make your way to the other
side to receive another key. Go back and open the other gate in front of the
checkpoint.

Beat the hell out of those ghost skeletons and climb the left stairs.
Survival of the following battle activates a bridge that takes you to those
chests. Take the key and open the gate in front of the last checkpoint. Then
head up the right ladder. You will be introduced to a new trap.

Leap over the incoming fireballs. You have to have perfect timing for this.
Keep shooting at the damned contraption. Your bombs and magic does not work
on it. The more the damage you do, the faster it will become. But
eventually, it will explode, giving you a silver key. Then go back and open
the other gate.

Kill the ghost skeletons and climb the left stairs. Killing the enemies in
this area allows you to climb further up. Once you gat up there, quickly
avoid the golden snake (you can’t kill it) and climb the slope. Note that
you can only climb the slopes that have a green tint to it. The slopes
having the bluish tint are unclimbable. Kill all the enemies, get the chests
and go to the other side. Climb down the slope and activate the circular
thing to lower the spikes, while avoiding the snake. Remember, the spikes
remain lowered only for a short period. Run back towards the upper walkway
and SLIDE down the MIDDLE of it. You will get a gold key. Now get out of the
area and open the wooden gate in the left of you. It will reveal (surprise,
surprise) another gate. Now go up the right ladder and do the entire snake
process again till you get the second gold key. Then open the other door.

Once you open the door, get the stuff inside the chests quickly. Look at the
floor carefully. When you see an orange spark on the floor, get away from
there; because that’s the place where a huge fireball will drop. This is
similar to the lighting in the first level. Then go near the spikes. Once it
lowers, quickly climb the ladder. Take out all the guys that come at you.
Then stand on the circular spot and shoot the window boards six times. It
will then disintegrate to let the sunshine in. Don’t go down. Just go all
around the entire walkway, taking out all enemies and opening all the
windows. Make sure you traveled left and right as far as you can. There will
be a chest at each end. Once you do all that climb down either of the stairs
and jump into the fire at the center. Trust me, you won’t die. But you will
wish you had...

Congrats!!! You completed the first and EASIEST part of this level! Now
let’s dive into the last part of this level or the next level (whatever you
want to call it).



LEVEL 5 – HELL 1

Boss Fight 3

This is just a mini level and is more or less the boss of the last level.
Watch the FMV sequence. Your main enemy sits on a hideous throne on top,
where you can’t reach him. Now you have to deal with his assistant, which I
just call Big Ugly Monster. The reason will strike you soon enough.

Now, this guy is mean. And I mean really MEAN. He has a powerful sonar-type
magic breath and he will swipe, kick and bite you. He can also let loose a
few tons of rocks at your head. A formidable opponent...

His A$$ is his weak point. Keep running around him in circles and keep
shooting, punching, kicking, etc. An advantage you have is speed. Either you
are very fast, or that dumb ass is very slow. If you run, he can’t keep up
with you. Also, your magic potion does a helluva damage to him.

If you want to know, that vertical bar on the left of your screen is Mr. Big
Ugly Monster’s health bar. Just keep attacking him from behind and you will
EVENTUALLY send that sucker to meet its maker. But he won’t die that
quickly. It will take some time. Remember, patience is a virtue (yeah
right)!

After all that, go to the shop and save your game. Yahooooo!!! Proceed to
the next level!

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LEVEL 6 – THE CATACOMBS

Note: This is one of the most boring levels of this game. The obstacles are
pointless and exist solely for the purpose of increasing the game time. Also
in some areas, once you cross a point, a steel door shuts behind you and you
cannot go back. Fortunately, this door also acts as a checkpoint.

After you defeat your evil counterparts, two chests appear at the starting
point. Keep going forwards. Open the chest in front of you and run back!
Then go through the door on your right after taking the key from the chest.
After vanquishing all the enemies in this area, you will get a chest with a
key for the door in front of you. And no, you cannot kill that idiot on top
who keeps throwing the dynamites. Not yet.

Keep following the tunnel. Notice that the unlit lamps glimmer. Jump the
deep hole and proceed with caution. Rocks fall on top of you. Soon you will
come across a bridge. Go as close as possible towards the spiked ball and
jump past it. Kill everyone you see and collect the stuff from the chests.

Now you must be in a corridor filled with green slime. Whatever you do,
don’t ever step on them. Proceed and be careful of the falling rafters.
Avoid all the slime and go across the steel bridge. This is the bridge from
where the ninja threw dynamites at you. Eliminating all the enemies here
gives you a gold key. Cross the steel bridge. At least try to, anyway. Once
you fall down, come to the bottom of your screen and open the golden door.
(Remember, this is the place where the dynamite-throwing chest was).

Go through the passage till you reach a checkpoint. There’s a locked door
near here. Head right and take the key once you have killed all your
opponents. Open the door and head forwards. Be careful of the rake trap that
lies dead ahead. Dash through the spiked closing walls. Then go to the end
and jump on the platform. It will go up after a second. Kill the bats and
get the key from the chest at the end of the tunnel. Then retreat and open
the door near the checkpoint.

Avoid the slime and go forwards. Another bridge, another pain. Go to the
other side and advance. Jump the hole and you will see another huge hole.
(Please remember this place). You cannot jump past this one. Go through its
left and turn right immediately to avoid the falling rafter. Then jump past
the rake traps ahead of you. (Man, this game just keeps getting better and
better doesn’t it? Yeeesh!) Avoid the falling rafters and make your way to
the end of the tunnel. There’s a block of circular stone here. Stand on it
and go back to the place I told you to remember. There will be a bridge now
at the deep hole. Jump on it and go up.

Now, you have to face more horrors, the same type you faced earlier during
this level. Advance, and the spiked wall behind you will start to close.
Keep to the left and head left once you reach the opening. The chests you
see in front of you are just not worth it. Then keep going through the
tunnel, killing everything you see. You will come across another spiked wall
and this time, stick to the right. More brides lie across your path.
Eventually, you will get a chest with a gold key. Head back and the steel
bridge will drop. Go to the top of your screen. Jump across the moving
platforms QUICKLY. Now after everything you’ve endured, your reward is a
giant spider.

Boss Fight 4

This spider is a little tough to defeat. The problem is, it keeps laying
eggs on the floor, which will hatch after a few seconds. Then the baby
spiders will attack you too. So don’t let the spider lay eggs. Also, this
might be a good place to use a FEW of your bombs.

Kill it and head to the shop and save your game. Hats off to you!!! Proceed
to the next level.

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LEVEL 7 – CLOUD 1

IMP NOTE: From now on, I am going to be very brief. You should know what to
do by yourself. Open all the chests and kill all the enemies you find.
Explaining everything in detail is just going to ruin the entire game for
you. Find the doors I mention by exploring the area yourself.

Note: Most of the walls in this level glimmer.

Take care of the enemies and climb the stairs. Then climb the stairs and
take the key. Across the chest are some hidden goodies. Then cross the
bridge and slay the flying dragons. Take the key from the chest that appears
and open the gate in front of you. Then touch the spinning cube and run
across the bridge that appears.

Circle to the right and kill the enemies that appear. Cross the second
bridge and activate the windmill. The area here glimmers. Then go back
across the bridge. Shoot the wall in front of you and it will explode,
giving you a weapon. Then go around till you reach a big platform, which
moves due to the windmill.

Once across, slay till you get the chests. Then go around till you see some
floating platforms. Jump across it till you reach the other side. Whew, at
least these platforms are big. Wait! Now I understand why they are so big. A
couple of dragons try to knock our hero down!

Land on the higher walkway. If you land on the lower walkway, no problem, as
there is a lift to take you to the higher walkway.  Get the silver key by
killing everyone and everything you see. Be careful of those falling rocks
while jumping on the moving platform. Then jump to the lower platform. You
will find a spinning cube that will activate another bridge once you disturb
it. Cross the bridge and open the door in front of you.

After you slay all the people in this area, a stairway to the underground
will appear. (Please remember this place). Go down and you will soon reach a
very big hole. Jump to the small disappearing platform in the middle of the
hole and quickly jump to the other side. Go up and you will reach a
checkpoint.

Almost all the walls in this area glimmer. If you jump the platforms on the
left and right, you can access some chests. But I really wouldn’t advise it,
because those fireballs would take too much of your life. Go to your extreme
left from the checkpoint and climb UP the ledges. Taking care of all the
wannabe demons here drops the bridge in front of you. Cross it and repeat
the entire procedure all over again to drop the second bridge. Then go
through the wooden walkway and get the chests at the end of it, after
avoiding those pushing obstacles. Then go back and climb the stairs you just
passed. Go to the right and go down the lift. Annihilate the samurai and
then shoot the wall in front of you to reveal a chest with an extra life.
Then go back up the lift and cross the rolling stones. Be careful because
there are spikes in the middle section between the stones. Once on the other
side, show those demons that you are not called a ninja for nothing. Then
collect the key once they are dead.

Then head all the way back to the place I told you to remember. Open the
gate in front of you and jump on the ropeway. Then jump on the other
platform and to the platform below you. This is really tough, as you will
miss it. Go to the upper left corner of the platform as much as you can and
jump below. Finally, jump to another platform and from there to the wooden
walkway.

OOORBAGA!!! You finished this level as well. If you didn’t use any of the
cheats till now, then you’re the man. (After me, of course. I didn’t use any
cheats either). Save your game and head to the next level.

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LEVEL 8 – CLOUD 2

NOTE: The barrels in this level explode once you shoot them. Shoot each and
every barrel you come up against, because some of them reveal secret hiding
rooms with lots of treasures inside once they are destroyed. Shoot at them
while standing a little back or you will get caught in the blast.

Go right and get the key from the chest. Then shoot the wall alongside here
to get a power up. Then jump down and cross the bridge. Note that the bridge
glimmers. Circle the walkway and activate the windmill. Then hop abroad the
ropeway on the other side you just activated. Secure the lower walkway, and
then ride the lift to the top. There, after killing all those oppose you,
touch the cube. A bridge appears and quickly cross it. Activate the
checkpoint.

Drop down and get the goodies if you want to. Then go back up and find
another cube, once you have cleared the area. Cross the bridge and again
secure the upper walkway. Blow up the barrels here. Next drop down to the
lower walkway and get the gold key from the chest. Then activate the
windmill you find nearby. Go back up via the lift. Cross the spiked closing
doors and ride the ropeway across. Activate the checkpoint once on the other
side.

Circle the walkway and blow the barrels to open the door. (Remember this
place). Go through the door and defend yourself against the foes. Drop down
and circle the walkway while opening all the chests on the way. Caution, one
or two chests may be trapped. Then ride the lift back up. Keep circling
around here until you see a transparent platform. Wait, and once it has
become solid, jump on it. Then wait for the next one to be solid, and then
jump on it quickly and so on, till you reach the other side.

Clear this area and the bridge falls down. Do the same in the next area and
advance. Soon, you will reach a place full of spikes. Wait there for some
time and watch the spikes moving carefully, till you see a pattern in their
movements. Dash past them and kill all the enemies you see. Collect the key
and go all the way back to the place I told you to remember. From there,
drop down and enter the gate in front of you. Dash past the enemies and open
the last gate to face the boss.

Boss Fight 5

I call this guy...well, The Bug Monster. He is not that hard to defeat,
considering the other bosses. The problem is, that you cannot use your punch
and kick combos. Use the knives and the bombs. The flying pest is slow, so
just keep circling him and attack him from the behind. Be warned, he has
quite a powerful breath, which you cannot escape from. You cannot kill him,
and thus you cannot collect any change from him.

Hakumba!!!! You did it again! You finished this level!!! Save your game and
be prepared for a tropical pain.

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LEVEL 9 – THE BEACH

Note: In this level, the coconut trees are a menace. The falling coconuts
can damage you. Even if they miss you, they explode once they touch the
ground. Those plants can also explode. Be careful.

Go left and kill the farmers. Collect the chests and then go right. Be
careful of those plants and the wells. Take the key and then climb up the
ledges. There’s a chest here with a weapon inside. Then open the door in
front of you. Kill all the enemies and go into the narrow passage to the
right of your screen. Shoot at the walls here, ‘cos it glimmers. Then go to
the middle of the bridge. Checkpoint. You can’t advance, as some spikes
block your path. Jump to the raft below you from the side of the bridge.
Keep drifting till you reach land and ignore the serpents that appear to say
hi to you. Then step on the circular stone and go through the open door
behind you. You will be back near the bridge. Cross it.

Go front and eliminate the enemies. Then go right and jump onto the moving
platform. Keep jumping over the blue currents. Collect the gold key at the
end and go back. Then open the gold gate to your right. Then dash through
the obstacles lying in front of you. You will be faced with a column made of
stone. Each time it opens, it releases a magical fireball that will chase
you. Keep running around to lose it. Then quickly run to the column and
attack it. Once you defeat it, you will get a silver key. Open the door in
front of you.

Go down the ledges till you hit the ground. There is a checkpoint along the
way. Kill all the enemies and take all the chests in this area. Then cross
the bridge (it only becomes accessible once you kill all the enemies). A
fireball similar to the one you faced earlier will burst through the door.
After avoiding it cross the bridge and activate the checkpoint. Go left and
you will get another weapon. Once you kill the enemies you see in this area,
another part of the beach opens up. Keep going forwards till you get a gold
key. Then go back towards the checkpoint and use the key on the lock near
the spiked platform. It will roll over and you will be able to jump on it
and on to the other side. If you glance right, you will see a huge spiked
log. But for now, you have to go the opposite way. But don’t worry. You will
have to come back here...

You will be faced with another statue, which you have to blast to get a
silver key. Then head back up to the spiked log. Let it roll right up to
you, then when it goes back follow it quickly. Quite a stupid strategy, you
may say to yourself, but it’s the only thing that works. When you land on
the ground below, wait for it to roll over your head. Then climb up the
slope and proceed. Go through the gate nearby and get the checkpoint.

Then go forwards till you see some barrels floating. There are three rows of
them. Keep jumping on each one till you reach the other side. Activate the
checkpoint here. Then clean up this area of enemies and climb the raised
platform on your right. Keep jumping till you reach the other side. Upon the
annihilation of those foes, a chest with a gold key appears. Go all the way
back and jump the other row of barrels. Look front and you will see a gold
lock near a spiked platform. Just remember it. Then head right and jump the
platforms once again. There’s a super demon fest going on at the other side.
Break it up and you will get a number of chests all around this beach. Then
climb the slope in front of you to get some more chests. You should have
silver and a gold key now. Open the gate in front of you and demolish
another statue to get another gold key. Now head all the way back to the
spiked platforms. Jump over both of them and contend yourself with another
spiked log. Once you outfoxed it, drop to the ledges on your right and to
the ground below.

Then head up the bridge. Three holes will be blown. After successfully
avoiding it, be prepared to face the next boss.

Boss Fight 6

Mr. Fat Ass is quite an opponent. For his size, he is pretty fast and can
charge at you with surprising speed. His main weapons are a charging
head-butt and a belly flop. Both are pretty good. Unlike the former bosses,
his front is his weakness. Just unload a couple of bombs and land a few good
punches and kicks. This would more or less put the creep out of his misery
quickly. Just remember to jump when he does his belly dance... I mean flop.

Man, you are good!!! Save and go to straight to Hell (I mean the level).

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LEVEL 10 - HELL 2

Boss Fight 7

Again your enemy sits out of reach. For now, you have to be satisfied with
another flying pain in the butt. First, shoot at it or punch it to bring it
down to earth. Use one of your magic potions. Then use a couple of your
bombs. Then land a couple of good punches to send the monster packing.

When he is about to attack you, just run. Run around the ring and he won’t
catch you. Then close in for a couple of kicks and run away again. With
this, you should win easily.

Congrats!!! Go to the next level!

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LEVEL 11 – THE MOUNTAIN


NOTE: Most of the platforms in this level collapse. Be very careful.

Head right and climb the ledges. You will get a silver key. Then cross the
bridge. Defend yourself while climbing the slope. The key you got earlier
lowers the barrier in front of you. Next, avoid the spiked pushing walls and
go to the other side. After clearing this area, go down the ledges and
activate the checkpoint.

Go right and you will see a raised platform. Jump on it and then jump into
the water. There’s a path here, similar to the one in the first level.
Follow it, till you reach another platform. Then climb up to land, dispose
of those eagles and get the stuff in the chests. Then continue following the
walkway. Jump across the moving platforms and take care of all the enemies
blocking your path. You will soon reach another raised platform. Climb up
and take the checkpoint.

Then climb the slope in front of you. On the way to the top of the slope,
drop down to the chests below. Then jump to the chest in the water. You will
get a silver key. Then jump to the moving platform and go back to the
checkpoint again. Again climb the slope and open the gate in front of you.

Kill all the enemies in this area. You will get a silver key once you
eliminate all the enemies. Don’t open the gate in front of you. Go a little
back and open the gate of the small enclosure that holds two chests. You
will get a weapon and another silver key. Now open the other gate. Go down
and clear the area of enemies. You can go to the right of your screen if you
want. There are lots of goodies there. Then go to your left. Avoid the
falling rocks and jump on the platform. Keep jumping till you get to the
other side.

Clear this area and you can advance to the next area. Do the same here to go
to the other area. There’s a weapon in a hidden chest behind some stones in
this place. Next, cross the bridge. Kill all the enemies near the fire to
get a gold key. Key in hand, climb up the slope. Open the fence and activate
the checkpoint a little further up.

Then proceed down the narrow path on the right. When you hear a rumble,
quickly step back and let the avalanche be over. Then keep jumping across
the platforms till you reach the other side. Kill the enemies here and step
on the rectangular switch on the ground. Then go all the way back and climb
the ledge.

There are two big dangers here. One is the falling rocks and the other is
the collapsing platforms. Make your way to the top and clear that area. If
you go right, you will see a weird wooden machine. You don’t have to worry
about it now.

Climb the ledges and activate the checkpoint. Kill all the enemies to get
the key. Open the gate in front of you and stand on the switch on the
ground. Now go all the way back to the wooden device you saw earlier. Stand
on one platform. A rock will fall on either one. As long as you are standing
on the right platform, you will be able to jump up. But be careful of all
those animal traps. Ahead are two more similar devices. When you finally get
on top, activate the checkpoint.

Kill the archers and cross the bridge. Careful, ‘cos there’s a trip wire at
the beginning of it. Now, you have to pass the fire test. Watch each
sequence carefully, till you see a pattern. When you get an opening, dash
past the fire and to the other side. You will soon reach a place where you
can climb down the ledges, or climb up some other ledges. You can go down if
you want some goodies. But even if you do so, you have to come all the way
back here to this point and climb up. It’s your choice.

Once you’re on top, go left and kill all the enemies. Now, the path to the
right becomes accessible. Go up the slope and activate the checkpoint. You
will see now that the path to your right is blocked. So go left and wait for
the avalanche to pass. Proceed forwards and kill all the enemies in this
area to get a silver key. Now, go all the way back and lift the barrier on
the other side with the key.

Climb the ledges you see and be careful, ‘cos the ground collapses as you
climb up. Once on top, activate the last checkpoint of the level. Kill all
the enemies in this area to get the silver key. Then take care of all the
archers in this area to get the silver key and finish the level!!!
Congrats!!!! But you can’t save now. (Bummer).

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LEVEL 12 – MOUNT 2

Boss Fight 8

Da Dastardly Demonic DRAGON is rather tough to defeat. Even though he hardly
moves, he has a pretty good defense mixed with an impressive offense. Which
by the way, means that you are Jakked Big Time.

It can bite and swipe at you, but that’s not the problem here. It has three
powerful breath moves, each which can bring you down easily. The first is a
fire breath that he shoots in a single, sweeping motion. The second is the
breath that he shoots to the ground, so that the flames can reflect in all
the directions. The third is the one that he shoots into the air, so that
the flames can rain on top of you.

You can avoid the first one by timely jumping over the stream of flames. The
second and the third one can be avoided by simply staying mobile. Use some
of your bombs on this guy.

Save and head to the next level. (I would have added another corny
expression, but I ran out of them).

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LEVEL 13 – THE ICY WILDERNESS

Take care of the ninja trouble at the beginning of the level. You can use
barrels to your advantage. The ledge gets activated when the crowd below
dies. Fight your way across the bridge you see on your left. Dispose of your
evil counterparts and you can gain access to a ledge above.
Go forward and cross the spiked obstacles. Duck between the second and third
trap to swing it around. When you jump over the spiked pits around the final
trap, quickly leap to the left to avoid getting sheesh-kebabed. Walk across
the high bridge, disposing ninjas. The field beyond the bridge is empty. Hop
to the upper ledge. Check it for goodies and go through the next obstacle.
At the far side, you must jump diagonally to reach safety. When you slide
down the slope, jump across to the area nearby. Be prepared for a huge
battle.
Now comes the tricky part. You have to keep jumping on these carts till you
get to the other side. Then head to the checkpoint beyond the carts. Dispose
of more ninja and enter the hole that opens. Screw the ghost skeletons as
they appear. After killing all of them, you can proceed forwards. Jump to
the top of the platform and from there, to the ground. Go left and kill all
the enemies that appear. Then climb the ledge above you and continue going
forwards. Keep killing enemies till you can finally get out via the hole.
Another tough battle awaits you. (Yeeesh, this game never let’s you have a
moment’s peace, does it?) Kill all the enemies in this area. You will be
rewarded with more enemies trying to decapitate you. After winning the
fight, climb the ledge above you. Don’t cross the bridge yet. (Well, you
cant, anyway.) Instead of that, go forwards till you get another checkpoint
and another barrel obstacle. Climb the first two slopes, till you reach the
circular thing. Step on it to activate the bridge in front of you. Again
avoid the barrels and ride up the moving platforms. Fight your way to the
golden key on the upper ledge; then ride back down the lift and continue
along the cliff face. Through the gold key door, angle left along the
crooked path.
As you approach the rock wall, it explodes outward, as spikes seal the path
behind you. The hideous ice demon is tough and dangerous, but he has his
limits. Try to stick close to the cave. Pay attention to what the freak is
doing, and you can anticipate its attack form. When the creature rears up,
it's about to call down a hail of snowballs. Retreat for the safety of the
cave area.
After defeating the monster, open the nearby door. Leap past the geyser.
Down the second slope, continue through the door. Watch the spin traps. When
all the spikes illuminate, jump for the center pad. It rolls over while
you're in midair.
You have only a split-second to reach the third row and jump from there to
the ledge beyond. Battle your way through the bad guys and enter the portal
that opens. Disperse the vermin in the snowy area, and continue across the
bridge. Beyond the locked door, whack the mutants to produce a welcome pair
of chests. Check in, and hop along the ledge past the smash traps. Avoid the
spin traps. Study the pattern, and use a few daggers to correct your
perspective. Fight along the ledge above the last spin trap and take the
gold key above the slope.
Once you have the gold key, fight your way down to ground level and clean up
there, as well. Go through the gold key door on the upper ledge. One last
gigantic ice freak bars the level exit. His tactics are identical to the
first foe's.

Save And Proceed With Caution.

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LEVEL 14 – THE TUNNEL

Follow the pathway, and expect an ambush. More trouble lies just past the
checkpoint. Clean up and hop on the platform in the lava. The hands pawing
at the platform send out deadly shock waves. Be ready to leap as they slap
the slab. Your reward is another pack of enemies.
Two paths lie beyond the gate the key lowers. Double back, and take the high
road. Jump along the platforms as the smash traps retract. Time your leaps
to avoid the flame jets, as well. Beyond the smash traps and flame jets,
fight your way up the slope and claim the Ultimate Sword from the chest.
Drop down to the area below and show the resident evildoers your new blade.
Continue along the shore, and fire at the wall to blow open a tunnel riddled
with small geysers. More trouble waits beyond the steamy tunnel, which you
must blast open from the inside. Hop across the lava quickly as the
platforms sink beneath your weight. Disperse the crowd near the checkpoint
and head left. Once more, choose the high road at the path's juncture.
Beyond the flame jets, ascend in the lift. The key you need lies to the
right. Watch your back as you fight past the keyhole. When you claim the
key, return and apply it to the lock. You must stick to the ledges' edges,
and perhaps jump straight up to check the timing of the flame jets above.
Stand on the ledge with the smash traps to time the uppermost jet. Above,
battle bad guys and bats en route to the gold key. Return to the ledge, and
keep killing bad guys until the last one falls. Return to the area below the
lift and fight your way down the path with the small lava crack.
When you apply the gold key to the lock, a pathway appears momentarily. If
you don't make it across, backtrack a short distance to discover a duplicate
key. Across the lava, fight your way to the checkpoint on the bridge.
>From the wooden-bridge checkpoint, you might notice a small island in the
stream of lava. Hop over the rotating obstacle and fight your way down the
path on the far side. Near the door on the lava-level path, hop over to the
island, and be ready for action. The chest near the bottom of the screen
holds three 1-Ups. The pressure pad on the island lowers the nearby ledge
barrier. Watch the timing, and stick to the edges.
Above, fight for the second gold key before returning to the area below.
Continue on the path past the 1-Up island. You can cling to the ledges as
the huge boulders roll behind you and make your way to the distant walkway.
Again, the gold key creates a bridge that lasts only a moment.
Save and prepare to go into the last level (almost).
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LEVEL 15 – THE CAVE
Proceed forwards and be prepared for demon trouble in the area below the
checkpoint. Watch out for the swinging spiked ball. In the next area, get
mobile as the ground erupts with mini volcanoes. You'll be facing plenty of
demons. Continue along the pathway, testing your nerves along the way, wary
of volcanic activity.
The pressure pad lowers a barrier back along the path. Backtrack to the
spiked balls near the newly lowered barrier: There's more volcanic activity
in the area beyond. When the lava stops flying, there's always a demon or
three to contend with. You have just enough time to walk to the edge of the
platform and leap before it sinks into the lava.
If you hustle past the spiked balls in the first area, you can bypass the
lava eruption and head straight for the demons. Leap the sinking platforms
en route to a checkpoint across the lava flow. Expect demons to welcome you
aboard. Hop along the levitating platforms and ride the central one up to a
high ledge.
Fight your way to a high ledge above the switchback paths. Near the central
portal, an invisible statue of invulnerability waits for an obvious purpose.
Use the statue of invulnerability to hustle along the steamy tunnel, and
stomp the floor pad halfway along the path. Return to the levitating pads,
and continue in the direction you were headed toward. The next series of
pads is an identical obstacle to the first area.
When you make it past the two series of levitating pads, drop down to lava
level and defend yourself. Enjoy another lovely lava ride. When you
disembark, fight your way up the path to the right to avoid the impending
eruption. The first series of light bridges are a cinch: You really needn't
use more than one to make the crossing.
Jump, as the bridge is about to appear beneath you, and then jump again as
you near the distant area, just in case. The second series of bridges is
trickier. You must jump in mid crossing to make the far side. Fight your way
along the lower path via the silver key.
The lock for the silver key is up and to the left. Go and get the gold key
first (to the right). Fight your way down the apparent dead end and blow
open the wall to discover a tunnel. In the new area, head left and ascend in
the lift. To the right, beyond the smash trap, waits the chest with the gold
key. Open the gate and proceed.
To the right from the barred entryway, hop the spinning platforms toward the
distant smash trap. There's a lift on the far side. Up the lift, a nasty
series of flame jets (and two moving platforms) is the last obstacle of the
sublevel. Back in the main area, apply the silver key to the lock and a
barrier lowers. Proceed forwards till you see a door and escape through it.

Whew, and that’s it. Your misery is almost over. NO more running and no more
avoiding traps.

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LEVEL 16 - KATASAKI

Boss Fight 8

This is the second last boss you have to face. He is pretty easy to defeat
if you have a little patience. Correction, if you have A LOT of patience.
Keep running around in circles and jump immediately as he does his wave
attack. Don’t use all your bombs and magic, as the final boss is yet to
come. Just punch the idiot the second you get an opening.

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LEVEL 17 – BATANAKA

Final Boss 9

Okay, this is the final confrontation. All the suffering you have endured
for the past few weeks is for this, the final battle.

Unload all the magic potions and bombs you have got right away. Don’t save
anything for the end. Then just close in and punch and kick him. There is no
one effective way to defeat him, so you have to figure out a way to defeat
him yourself.

Just be careful, when he is floating around, as you can’t do anything to him
then.

That’s it for the game!!! You finished it!!! If you finished it without
using cheats at all, then you must be the greatest gaming genius ever. My
humble form bows down to touch your smoky shoes!

Enjoy the last FMV

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q : Why is this game so tough?

A : It’s tough because there are too many enemies and so less food around.
You also get damaged easily.

Q : How can we find if there are traps in an area or not?

A : You just have to keep your eyes open. Normally, the traps are concealed
in a place where you have to run a lot, so that you won’t have time to
notice them. But don’t worry, as I’ve mentioned all the traps and their
locations in my walkthrough.

Q : Why are some trees glimmering?

A : When any place is glimmering, such as trees, walls, fences etc., just
shoot at them with your knives and you will get some hidden stuff. You have
to look very carefully at places to notice the glimmers.

Q : Aren’t there any cheats for this game?

A: Yes, there are many, but I have just included the best ones in my
walkthrough.

Q : What about Gameshark codes?

A : You can find the best Gameshark codes in my walkthrough as well.

Q : Is this game anything like Tomb Raider?

A : Visual wise and gameplay wise, it does resemble Tomb Raider (most
probably because both have the same creators), but the storyline is
completely different.

Q : Who are the creators of this game?

A : The game is created by Eidos interactive.

Q : How come your Gameshark codes aren’t working?

A : You must have a different version than mine. I tested all the codes and
they worked fine for me.

Q : Against which bosses shall I use the magic potions?

A : Save all your potions and bombs for the last two bosses. They are really
tough to kill.

Q : In the first level, I collected all the coins and every bonus item, but
still I couldn’t buy the Ultimate Sword at the end of the level. Why not?

A : In the first level, you won’t get enough money to buy it. After
completing the level, don’t buy anything. Then complete the second level,
while collecting all the change. Then at the end of that level, you will
have enough cash to buy the sword.

Q : Yeeesh! This game isn’t any good! I was duped! Shall I ask for my money
back?

A : No. Give the game a try. It’s pretty good. The graphics are superb, the
sounds excellent and the storyline is good too. This game is also a little
tough, thus posing a challenge. What more reasons do you need?

Q : Did you ever finish the game without using the cheats?

A : I got to the last boss without using the cheats. But when I got there, I
hardly had any potions or bombs left. Thus, I got royally screwed. Thus, I
used cheats.

Q : What are those paper fan things you find from time to time?

A : Those fans are checkpoints. They are really useful because once you die;
you don’t have to restart the entire level. You can start from the last
checkpoint you activated.

Q : How can I activate a checkpoint?

A : Just go near the folded fan when you see one and once you get close
enough, it spreads out and rises above the ground. This means you have
successfully activated the checkpoint.

Q : How many kinds of chests are there?

A : There are three types of chests; the ones holding goodies, the ones
holding keys and the ones holding traps.

Q : What are the different types of traps?

A : The whole Ninja game is based on traps. There are trip wires that
activate different traps once you touch them. There are chest traps, which
explode once you open it. Then there are the animal traps and the collapsing
platforms. There are lots of other things that make your life miserable, but
I call them ‘obstacles’ rather than traps. Few examples are the spinning
blades in Level 1, the swinging logs in Level 4, etc.

Q : What are the different types of chest traps?

A : The chest traps are the most common and the most widespread. There are
four different types of them; the exploding kind, the spike erupting kind,
the ones that throw dynamites and the one that shoots fireballs that follow
you. Escaping from the last one is the most difficult.

Q : When I repeat a level, even though the chests are in the same places as
before, how come the stuff you find inside them is different?

A : This is the creator’s way of increasing the game’s replay value. Each
chest holds different items according to the situation at hand.

Q : Hey, I could have finished the entire game without your walkthrough.
Your walkthrough sux, big time. What do you have to say to that?

A : Well Mr. Bonehead, if you could finish the game by yourself, then great.
But then how did you get his walkthrough, huh? I am sure it didn’t fall from
the sky to your lap. The only way you could have gotten it is if you had
SEARCHED or ASKED for it. But then why do you need it, if you finished the
game by yourself? What do YOU have to say to that?

Q : What do the different bars on the screen stand for?
A : The bar on your lower left screen is your health bar and top of it is
your statistics on the no. of lives you have, no. of bombs and the no. of
magic spells you can do. The other bar shows the level of magic you can do.

Q : What’s the power-up for?

A : With each power-up you get, the bar on the lower right corner of your
screen gets filled. It determines the level of magic you can perform.

21 Q & A total.

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CONTACT & CONTRIBUTION

Dear Readers,

Please contact me:

             If you have any information that is not in this FAQ and you
think is important, then please mail me with it. If I put it here, I will
definitely give you credit right here in this FAQ.

	     If you have any doubts, then mail me too. I will answer every 
question
that is not already answered in the walkthrough.

             If you see this FAQ/walkthrough in any other site, please mail
me at once and I will see that the guy who ripped off my work is properly
punished. To see in which all sites this FAQ/walkthrough should appear
copy-paste this link on your address bar:

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             If you spot any mistake or any information that is incorrect in
this FAQ, mail me and tell me about it. I will be forever, grateful to you.

	     I am playing this game for the first time myself. So if you want to
help me advance further, then also PLEASE mail me.

             Also mail me if you have any suggestions on how to improve this
page and if you have any ideas for any new sections.

My address (for the twentieth time) is nflier@excite.com

Don’t contact me:

             If you are asking questions which are already answered in the
walkthrough.

             If you want me to send the walkthrough to you by e-mail.

	     If you want to send viruses, flame mails and hate mails. If you 
really
want to send them, mail them to roxytheangel@hotmail.com (it is the mail of
my friend).

	     If you want to send ads and chain mails. Send them to my friend too.

Dear Webmasters,

                If you want to put this walkthrough on your site, then
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2.	You will NOT use it for making money.
3.	You will not distribute it in any magazines, papers, books, etc.
4.	You will not give it to any other website without my permission.

Note: Before sending me any type of mail, please write the name of the game
in the subject field.

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CHEATS

Okay, this is the first game in my life where I felt justified in using
cheat codes. Really, this game is so tough; you will scratch your hair out
in pure frustration. But don’t use all the codes; otherwise the game will
become plain boring.

1.	Invincibility Code

Pause the game, while playing and then press L2, R2, (L2 three times), (R2
three times), Circle, Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, Square. You should
hear a chime. Unpause the game. You're now an invincible skeleton with
unlimited health, magic potions and bombs. If you pause the game and enter
the same code again, you'll revert back to a ninja, but with a full stock of
health and magic.

2.	Level Skip Code
At the very beginning of the game, the first time the game checks the memory
card, press L2 three times and then R2 three times. A message saying Dels
Level Cheat On : ) will appear, Now, when you start a game, a level select
menu will appear.
3.	Boss Weakening Code
While fighting a boss, pause the game and press L2 (3 times), R2 (3 times),
Triangle (6 times) to weaken the boss’s energy.
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GAMESHARK

And for those with the benefit of Gameshark, here are codes for you:


Infinite Health         : 8006d09e0050
Infinite Lives          : 8002c0522400
Infinite bombs          : 8006d07c0009
Infinite Magic Potions  : 8006d0a00009
Silver Key              : 8006d01c0001
Gold Key                : 8006d0340001
Infinite Money          : 8006d044ffff
Max Power Up            : 8006d0180004

There are more, but I have just included the best ones.

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CREDITS


1.	Eidos Interactive for creating this game.
2.	This website for posting my FAQ.
3.	My friend Zamar, whom I stole this cd from.
4.	My best friend Roxy, for actually writing the walkthrough of the last few
levels (Sorry, but my patience ran out).
5.	My family who though I wasn’t going crazy after all.
6.	The guy who found the cheat codes for this game.
7.	Dan Short, who e-mailed me the Gameshark codes.
8.	Most of all, ME!!!

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nflier@excite.com

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