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Very Hard DifficultyBeat the game once on Normal or Hard.
Skip Cut-ScenesYou can skip most of the cut-scenes in Ninja Gaiden by pressing START, A, START.
Movie GalleryBeat the game on Normal or Hard to unlock all CG movies.
Plasma SaberBeat the game on Normal to unlock a new costume and plasma saber (Luke, you are now a ninja). To use the new costume, hold down the LEFT TRIGGER and select New Game.
Unlock Plasma Saber Mark IIWin the entire game on very hard difficulty.
Keep the Original Blue Ninja CostumeHighlight "New Game" and hold down the L + R triggers and press the A button. You will hear a scream to confirm entry. You will now keep the original blue costume that Hayabusa starts with beyond the second chapter.
Ultimate Wooden SwordYou must buy the wooden sword first and then rack up the essence to upgrade it completely (a little over the 99,999 essence you can hold at once so make a couple trips) it will change into something called "unlabored flawlessness". It will kill anything besides a boss with 2 good whacks.
Alternate costumeSuccessfully complete the game under the normal difficult setting. Then, hold L while selecting the "New Game" option at the opening menu. Successfully complete the game under the very hard difficulty setting to unlock yet another costume.
In-game resetPress Start + Back during game play to return to the main menu.
Special attackPress Y + B to unleash a super attack that will seriously hurt anyone.
Unlock Classic Ninja Gaiden mini-gameGive 50 scarabs to Maramusa.
Unlock Classic Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword Of Chaos mini-gameGet a "Master Ninja" rank in all levels under the normal difficulty setting.
Classic Ninja Gaiden 3: The Ancient Ship Of Doom mini gameGet a "Master Ninja" rank in all levels under the hard or very hard difficulty settings.
Special attackPress Y + B to unleash a super attack that will seriously hurt anyone.
Kill enemies quicklyTo kill an enemy very fast, jump towards them fairly close using A, then quickly tap Y immediately before you hit them. You should either throw them with the guillotine throw or slice their heads off. If they keep trying to get off the ground, tap Y again to pin them down or cut their head off. This is useful when you need some extra money, are almost dead, or when you just simply want to get through the section quickly because of frustration.
Finishing killWhile a foe is on the ground, walk up to it and press Y. This will instantly kill almost any foe.
Defeating ZombiesUse the diving Y attack that takes off their head. It will not kill them, but they will be blind.
Dark Dragon BladeStart a new game with an already completed save file. Visit Muramasa's shop in Chapter 13 to find the blade.
Easy Ninja Gaiden 2/3 Trilogy GamesAfter getting access to Ninja Gaiden, play the game on very hard. When on Chapter 4 and you're in the Clock Tower Plaza you will see a door with a pink jewled eye. Above it will be a platform with a chest. Make you way up to the chest. Once there turn around and you should see the Clock Tower. Shoot the face of the clock with your arrows and another chest should appear next to you. Open to find (Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos). Ninja Gaiden 3: The Ancient Ship of Doom is in Chapter 10. Once you enter the Hall of Balance. Enter the door (not the one behind the waterfall) and when you get into the room run to the right and inbetween the two podeums do a Flying Bird Flip to reach the top. There you will find Ninja Gaiden 3 rather than the previous Scarab that was there. Whoever said you had to get Master Ninja in every level should have wished they known this !
Easy Boss #1The first boss you come to which is murai. You can't really attack head on. So go to one of the walls and face the wall and wait for murai to get close. Then do a wall run straight up the wall bye pressing A and then holding up on the anlog stick. Once you are above his head press A to jump off the and right after jumping off press X to deliver an attack to murai. Then as soon you reach the ground roll away. This won't always hit murai he'll dodge it sometimes. But the attack will hit about 70% of the time. Just keep repeating this process for an easy win.
How to beat 2nd bossTo beat the second boss you need the art of the inferno. Your just run up to him and jump and press y to stab down at him and keep repeating the Art of Inferno. The Art of Inferno should be equipped if not equipped, or it could equip automatically. Now you have to chop him up a little bit more until you beat him.
Breathe UnderwaterApproach a large body of water and just as you hit it tap A to run on the water. Keep running until you hit a wall and start sinking slowly. Eventually you will hit the bottom and if you keep running you will be able to breathe underwater.
Run on WaterAnywhere there is water, simply walk Ryu onto the water and then repeatedly tap the A button to run across the water.
Play Japanese Versions of Classic Ninja Gaiden GamesPut the Text and Subtitles to Japanese from the Options menu, and you can play the Japanese versions of the first 3 classic Ninja Gaiden games "Ninja Ryukenden".
Kill RachelThis is a neat little thing I found. It turns out that you can kill Rachel when she's hanging above the pyramid before Alma V2, or in the volcano cave before Evil Murai. Just shoot her with an arrow and you'll get a game over.
Retain Health with KitetsuWhile using the Kitetsu sword, equip the Tranquility Bracelet--earned by finding 40 scarabs--to counter the health drain effect of the sword.
Easy CashDid this at the Clocktower in Tairon, but I'm sure it should work at any store. Simply go up the set of stairs marked by the blue border, and take care of the three enemies in the stairway. Now, go back down the stairs and return back up to kill the same three guys again. Collect the loot or health and repeat as desired! I found that if you use the Nunchaku, you can score around 30 or 40 hit combos, giving you up to 1,000 cash points at a time.
Ninja Gaiden I PasswordsAct I: L, X, A, Y, A, X
Act II: A, X, X, R, Y, A
Act III: X, Y, B, R, L, X
Act IV: B, R, A, B, Y, Y
Act V: X, A, Y, X, L, L
Act VI: R, Y, R, L, A, X
Ninja Gaiden II PasswordsAct I: A, A, B, X, Y, R
Act II: X, L, R, B, B, A
Act III: L, Y, B, A, R, R
Act IV: A, L, X, Y, Y, B
Act V: R, A, A, B, X, L
Act VI: Y, L, R, A, Y, R
Act VII: B, B, X, Y, A, L
Ninja Gaiden III PasswordsAct I: B, Y, R, L, X, A
Act II: A, R, R, Y, A, L
Act III: L, B, R, Y, L, Y
Act IV: R, R, B, A, Y, X
Act V: Y, A, B, X, R, X
Act VI: B, X, X, A, X, Y
Act VII: X, R, X, Y, Y, L
Beat level three bossSome players tend to have trouble with this boss mainly because of his massive power on attacks. Basically, he's equipped with a gigantic electric gun, that shoots out blasts of electrical charges in small intervals. What you should do is keep distance between him and yourself. Keep running in circles, but DO NOT jump (makes you an easier target). You can try rolling, but keep running in circles until he fires about 5 laser blasts. Suddenly, his gun will discharge, and it'll be jammed for a few seconds. Quickly sprint in, and lay down a few power slashes. If you want, you can also cast Ninpo magic to assist in causing more damage. Just repeat this strategy, and keep retreating/approaching. If you stay close too long, he'll grab you, and shoot you point blank with the weapon. Also, try to keep several potions on hand when facing him. You might take a few hard hits along the way. Aside from that though, he's not as challenging when compared to other bosses faced.
Evil RyuComplete the game on Very Hard.
Futuristic OutfitComplete the game on Normal or Hard difficulty and start a new game while holding L.
Bat cashThis is pretty simple. In chapter 6 once you get under the monastery. There's cave that has a very large number of bats in. Now the first time you are in the cave there these wierd red flying mutants. But after you beat the skeletal dragon. you'll see him in a frozen state. Anyways after you beat him. That cave becomes full of bats. Have your normal shuriken equiped. Kill two bats with the shuriken. And then press and hold the Y button to asorb the two yellow essence into ryu sword. After you have asorbed the two essence into ryu's sword release the Y button to deliver ryu's ultimate attack. This results into each bat leaving a huge yellow essence gather them. Leave the cave then enter the cave again. Then this trick all again. Keep repeating this trick for about an hour and your will reach the max cash ryu can carry witch is 99,999.
Bat cash 2Found another spot that you can do the bat cash trick. In chapter 12 there's an entrance to a bat cave that is hidden by a waterfall and on the other side of pool of water. To get to the cave look for three large stone heads and there's a save point to the left of the stone heads. Follow the stone heads to the pool of water and you will see the waterfall that is hiddening the entrance to the bat cave. Go through the waterfall and you be in a short tunnel and at the end is the bat cave. Jump down to the bat cave floor. Then start doing the bat cash by having your normal shuriken equiped. Kill two bats with the shuriken. And then press and hold the Y button to asorb the two yellow essence into ryu's sword. After you have asorbed the two essence into ryu's sword release the Y button to deliver ryu's ultimate attack. This results into each bat leaving a huge yellow essence gather them. This time around you do the trick probably 3 or 4 times before exiting the cave since this cave has a lot more bats in it. To exit do a wall run where you see the hole. Once back in the tunnel go to the waterfall and then turn around at the waterfall and head back to the cave and it will be filled with backs once more. And repeat this trick for about an hour and you will have the max cash the ryu can carry which is 99,999.
Skip to Final Boss on level 16On level 16, get to the boss, and lose to him. Now, continue, and get to the Dark Dragon Blade. During the cutscene when you get it, press start, and the cutscene where you go to the final boss will play.
Dabilahro SwordGive 20 Scarabs to Muramasa. Note: In successive mode you do not get it again until you give 43 Scarabs to Muramasa.
Unlabored FlawlessnessUpgrade the wooden sword completely to receive its true form, the Unlabored Flawlessness. It is a large weapon which you swing like the war hammer and Dabilahro, and has a very powerful Ki attack. This weapon makes Boss fights easy.
Playing classic games easierInstead of going to the first floor of Han's Bar, use the following trick to start the games from the main menu. Successfully complete the main game while any classic Ninja Gaiden disc is in Ryu's inventory. This will unlock another main menu option that will allow you to play the classic games from there, without going to Han's Bar.
Defeating AlmaTo defeat Alma (red greater fiend), equip the Vigorian Flails. It is recommended that they be completely leveled up. With the Vigorian Flail, you can still hurt Alma greatly even when she is in the air. Note: The shuriken, incendiary shuriken, and bow cannot hurt her; they just bounce off.
Defeating Black Spider NinjasJump off the wall and use the X attack to smash down on top off them. Use this repeatedly, but be careful of the incendiary shurikens that they throw.
Unlock safe in monk's roomTo unlock the safe in the monk's room for the first time you need to enter this combination: press Analog-Stick Left until you reach "2", then press X. Press Analog-stick Right until "7", then press X. Press Analog-stick Right until "1", then press X. Press Analog-stick Left until "2", then press X. If done correctly, each time you press X a blue light should turn on, until you see four blue lights and the elevator to the underground cemetery opens. The combination is the Monk's birthday as he states in the diary (27th day on the 12th month). You can now get the Book Of The Eons from the safe.
Item locationsLives Of 1000 Gods
1. Ninja Fortress
2. Area of Tairon near Lily Door (hang from blue rail, then cross on blue wire)
3. After defeating Chapter 6 Boss
4. Kill 60 Fiends in the area where you got the Holy Grail (before flooding)
5. After defeating Suspension Bridge room Boss
6. Kill 60 Fiends in the Peristyle Passage (Hall of Balance 1)
7. Kill 60 Fiends in the area that you fought Doku (platform puzzle)
8. Kill 60 Fiends at the bottom of stairway to Imperial Palace (long stairway)
9. After defeating Flame Dragon Boss
10. Tairon - after portal activation (go into portal near Great Bridge)- kill 60 fiends
Life Of The Gods
1. Broken bridge (just before Hayabusa village, water jump to get across)
2. Hayabusa Village (place statue head on statue)
3. Main Deck (small room)
4. Fore Cabin
5. Flip over blue rail (next to note Ayane gives you about paying attention to the
6. 1, 2, or 3 Scarabs
7. Monastery Annex
8. Underground Cemetery (upper area)
9. Suspension bridge room
10. Monk's safe (second time)
11. Military Warehouse (break box on floor)
12. Military Base (bottom of stairs in control room)
13. In chest after train wreck
14. Hall of Balance 2 (in chest)
15. In worm hole after defeating two worms
16. Entrance to Underground Sanctuary (wall run across door)
17. Moat of Zarkhan (next to save point)
18. Moat of Zarkhan (underwater labrynth, right before silver medallion)
19. Room you fought Doku (upper level)
20. Room you fought Doku (upper level)
21. Break statue head with hammer
22. Underwater near Zarkhan Falls
23. Magma Cavern (Path of the Flame)
24. After defeating Flame Dragon (Magma Cavern)
25. In chest after breaking door near Great Bridge (wall run)
26. Pyramid (in chest)
Jewel Of The Demon Seal
1. Suspension Bridge Room (throne)
2. Aqueduct 3 (take elevator down)
3. Monks safe (third time)
4. Ice Cavern (after defeating ice beast)
5. Hayabusa Village (break door with hammer)
6. Pyramid (light altar with Fire Ninpo)
1. Bow (Hayabusa village, same room as Masamura's shop icon)
2. Nunchaku (found on dead ninja near clock tower)
3. Windmill Shuriken (alley near Han's Bar)
4. Vigaroon Flail (Underground Cemetery; near Ritual Room)
5. War Hammer (go back into Monastery after defeating Alma)
6. Strongbow (across from Military Gate, get there with Skull key)
7. Dabilahro (received after 20 Scarabs)
8. Speargun (on dead ninja near Masamura's shop icon)
9. Kitetsu (pick up after defeating Doku)
Boss number 2 made easyThis way is much easier then using nimpo, he might look tough but he is owned by the bow, make sure that you have the bow in your inventory (kindly donated by a dead ninja)and the max of 15 arrows ( pick these up from the dead ninja in the clearing where you fight the three samurai warriors ) when you confront him pump him with all 15 arrows and this will take most of his life then just go for the kill, N.B if you find yourself short of life then just kill his little floaty friends to get blue eccence.
Special ShurikanTo the left of Han's Bar there is an alleyway and when you walk towards it Ayane will throw a note which reads something like "i have hidden a special weapon down a alley where only a ninja can reach", if you look up you will see the blue stripes, do a continuous wall run around the corner and jump onto the ledge (might take a couple of tries) you will find a weird xbox type of machine that will heal you and your nimpo completley, also there is a 4 bladed shurikan that when thrown returns like a boomerang.
Defeat Samurai horsemen easilyIn the Hayabusa ninja village you will encounter some annoying horsemen. To easily dispose of them, just use the Inferno ninpo(gained in Muramasa's shop)One blast of Inferno will throw them off their horse, making it easy to dispatch of them.