After choosing your game difficulty, there will be an introductory movie sequence, afterwards you will begin your first battle.
It is important to utilize both blocking and evasion in this game, otherwise you will have trouble getting anywhere.
Go inside the building. After a short movie sequence, go back in the building and get the chest in there. Outside, face the building and go to path to the left of it, which will lead you to the first save point.
Save, then go down the path, get the chest next to the building entrance and go into the building.
You will come to a point where there is a gap in the floor as well as a small group of black spider ninjas. You must run along the side of the wall to make it across.
To run along the wall, you must run at an angle into the wall and press the A button. If you fall, there will be a chest down there explaining how to run along walls.
After crossing, get the 2 chests. One of them is The Art of the Inferno Ninpo.
Ninpo will be very useful throughout the game. On the other side of the drop off next to the chest containing ninpo is a glowing object.
Run forward and jump across and get the skull then drop down below.
Go up the stairs and you will see a group of enemies and a chest. The chest contains Lives of the Thousand Gods which will both increase your max health, and heal you completely.
After going up the next set of stairs, open the chest at the end, then open the door on your right. There you will find another broken floor that requires running across the wall.
Climb the stairs on the other side. There will be yet another chasm, except this time you are supposed to run and jump onto the pole that is extended out halfway across.
Take the item from the dead guy and move on. Grab the item from the next dead guy next to the save point, and then heal and save. To climb the wall you must do the Flying Bird Technique, as it is shown on the scroll the dead guy next to the save point had.
Once you get to the top, face the bridge. Instead of crossing it, hop down into the water and head for the big open area.
Head toward the drop off point and turn to your left and grab the chest on that platform.
Head back toward the bridge. Get the chest on the boat at the path in the water.
Run up the wall, and get back onto land. A short distance after crossing the bridge, you will run into a group of ninjas and some archers. Kill the ninjas around you then run up the tree next to your path to reach the archers as well as getting another skull.
Go across a couple of drop offs. When you're at the second drop off to cross, go ahead and drop down after finishing off any ninjas around you.
Open the chest at the end of the lower area, then head in the opposite direction. Get the chest and climb the ladder.
Go across the top again, this time don't drop down. Once you get to the end, save and then climb the ladder. Do directly to your right and get the chest. Then get the scroll from the dead guy.
When you reach a big open area, kill all the black spider clan ninjas in the area then a large door will open up displaying a statue inside. Go up to the statue and take the lunar staff from it.
On the left of the statue is a chest, and on the right is a save point. After saving, Go down the pathway and go down the stairs. Take the scroll from the dead guy and cross the bridge. On the other side, take the scroll from the dead guy there. Once you reach the building, go inside and get the scroll from the dead guy in there.
In the beginning area of the building there is a somewhat hidden room, find the part on the wall that has a picture on it and break it down to go through.
Go out the building through the entrance you didn't go through. Kill the ninjas in the big open area and then go through the next doorway. Open the chest then move toward the decorated walls.
A couple ninjas will break down the walls, kill them and move on. You will exit the building and come into an open area. Once you finish the enemies, go to Muramasa's shop.
If you can, upgrade a weapon(probably the dragon sword).
Jump into a well which is just to the right of Muramasa's shop.
Now, go through the door.
As you move on, take the scroll from the dead guy. A little further and you will reach a point where you cannot reach the next part of your walkway without running along a panel on the side of the walkway. Get the chest down below, then run across the panel.
You will reach a part where the railing is broken.
Run past that point and open the chest, then go back to the broken railing and drop down below.
Head down the road below toward the part that you can not immediately see an end to.
Grab the item from the dead guy, kill some more ninjas. Run a ways to initiate a movie sequence. You have now finished part 1 of the first chapter.
SKY CITY TOKYO - Part 2
You will now be inside a very tall building. Save the game, then go through the door move to the stairway.
First go down the stairs and get the chest. Then, back up the stairs, go to the floor above the one you were originally on. Kill all the ninjas in the area and then go all the way up the stairs and open the chest up there. Go back down to the floor you were on before you went to get the chest on top. Go to the door to the right of the elevators, and open it.
Go into the room and take the scroll from the dead guy, then climb the ladder, walk to the wall and hop up the walls.
Once up top, to your right is another of Muramasa's shops, as well as another chest.
Go to the left of the where you came in. Once you reach the save point, save it, go upstairs, and kill all the ninjas in the area. After you are finished killing the ninjas, go through the door to initiate another movie scene.
Now you will fight your first boss!
Congratulations! You have finished chapter 1.
THE CASTLE OF THE DRAGON - Part 1
After a little bit or walking you'll come across another dead guy with a scroll on him. Further down and you will reach an open area. After you kill all the black spider clan ninjas in the area, you can use Muramasa's shop.
Go through the large door to the right of Muramasa's shop.
Get the chest then turn around and go back on the trail to the right of Murumasa's shop.
Go down the path until you reach the water at the end of the path to right of the targets.
You now have to travel a short distance over water to reach the point the path starts again. To run on top of water, press A repeatedly while on water. Make sure you grab the skull under the left corner of the bridge.
Up the path a little ways, and you will reach another open area with a save point. Grab the scroll from the dead guy and save. Then move along the side of the building. After turning the corner, take a right and go inside the building.
There are two chests inside this room. Once you open the chests and kill the ninjas in the area, on a wall in the room is your next weapon.
After getting your new weapon, go outside and into the big open area.
Stay there and kill all the ninjas and archers, until there are no more enemies left in that area. Afterwards a scene will appear saying that the candles have been lit.
Hop back to by the candles and grab the rod of trials. Then continue on up the trail to the left.
Climb the towers to kill the archers. The first set of towers has a chest on the left tower.
Once you get past the second set of towers, you will reach a save point with a path going up a stairway and a cave like path behind the save point. Go up the stairs to the left, it dead ends with a Muramasa shop at the end. Once you are done shopping, take the trail behind the save point.
Go to the end of the cave and hop out of it.
Once you go up a ways you'll run into another chest to your upper left.
A little further up and there will be a small offshoot to your left with a chest in it.
Once you reach the top of the stairs, you'll be in an open area where there are a larger group of ninjas. Take the scroll from the dead guy next to the door if you want. Then climb up the boards on the wall.
Jump down the burning part of the roof with a hole in it.
Now go to your left to save. To your right near the end of the wall is the Fiend's Bane Bow.
Take it and then go to your right more and then up to the metal half wall. Shoot the shiny object with a charged shot from your bow to make the obstruction move out of your way.
Once you get to the end of the stairs, you will drop into an open area.
THE CASTLE OF THE DRAGON - Part 2
Kill the boss and all the enemies around. Fight your way to all the way upstairs. Run along two walls in a row.
Get the item in the room then run around to the other side, don't forget to grab the skull. Then shoot, with a bow, the thing that appears once both objects are in place.
Go through the dragon, climb up the building, go outside to climb some more.
Once you get back into the building at the top, go down the ladder to get to a save and merchant. Level up a weapon to level 3 if you can. Go all the way upstairs get items along the way. Grab the item from the dead guy up there. Then go through the door to start the chapter 2 boss fight.
THUNDERCLAP OF CATASTROPHE - Part 1
2 chests and Murumasa’s shop await you in the begging area. If you are having trouble seeing where the path is, it's right over here.
There is Ninpo on a dead guy and a chest on the floor of the building. There is also a skull at the top of the stairs. After saving, hop up the wall to the left of the save point.
You don't have to drop down on the other side, but you might as well drop down and get the chests down there. To get across the immense chasm, simply jump up and grab the wire pole thingy and go across.
After saving again, hop on down to the other side. Don't forget to get the chest and the dead guy in the big area. Going further down the road will activate a movie scene. After scene, jump into the hole.
THUNDERCLAP OF CATASTROPHE - Part 2
If you're not sure what to do now that your down here. Climb the ladder and run across the metal bars.
Go through the metal bars on the wall to get to the next section( after you save of course).
Now you end up coming to yet another drop off. This time, instead of just running across the wall, you need to run then jump to a pipe and jump to a pipe then finish running across the wall.
When you get to the end of the next area you have to directions to go, turn left and do a wall to wall run at the end of it to get a skull. There is also a life of the gods in the water below.
In the other direction, to get across the body of water, instead of swinging across from the pole drop down to the ground at the end of the pole and double run across the wall.
To get passed that next tiny area, run along the walls until u get up here.
The proper direction to go in, after going through the door next to Murumasa’s shop, is left. But, first get the incendiary shrunken off the dead guy and the items in the room to your right.
To get through the left area, climb the ladder down there then hop over to the other side.
Then run along the wall and hop to the bar to swing through( providing you blew out the fan with an incendiary shuriken).
The passage through the next area is under water. At the next save, hop up to the inside of the bus train thing.
After a bunch of wall running and ninjamonster killing, you'll get to another Muramasa shop. Hopefully you already have a level 3 dragon sword. If not, I would suggest doing so now. Stocking up on healing items might not be a bad idea if you aren't maxed out on them. Not much further is another save.
After you save, but before you drop down into the area next to the save point, Run across a wall and do the test of valor. Make sure you save first though!
Once you drop down in the area next to the save point, just run thought that part and wall run into the broken train.
Then, kill a few monsters in the area on the other side of the train and the boss fight will ensue.
Some people( myself included), found this boss to be very difficult first time through. Basically you’re supposed to range this boss,
Since most of time you can't attack it directly without taking damage. If you have a level 3 dragon sword, you can do the "Annihilating Gleam" to attack it when it is next to you without you taking any damage. The charge is also good for killing the spawns.
A CAPTIVE GODDESS - Part 1
After dropping down, and getting to the area where the monsters are, kill them and go upstairs!
Upstairs there are a bunch of chests, as well as a dead guy, make sure you go into every room including opening the door to this room.
It has yellow essence in it.
Use a UT to break open the blocked path up the stairs. Once up top ( watch out for dogs) after a short distance you will come to a split pathway of sorts, take the alleyway.
When you go on the path to the left further down the alley(the only path to take besides going back), you will probably notice a skull up high on a second story metal porch. Run along the walls(2 walls) to get to it.
Once you get to the save point, go up the ladder next to it. Directly behind the save point and a little ways down the street always is a chest hidden behind some barrels.
Right after you climb the ladder is another dead guy with a nice item on him.
Once you reach the end of the road, hop over to the building to get another skull.
Drop down afterward and go to the Muramasa shop and get the item next to it. To climb back up, hop up the building you jumped to.
Once up on top of the building, climb the ladder and save. All the way down the path to the left of the save point is a chest containing health. After going a short distance to the right of the save point, a movie scene will trigger and a sub-boss fight will ensue.
A CAPTIVE GODDESS - Part 2
Once you get inside the building with the save point in it, save (break the glass to access it), Then break the glass next to the duel swords and get them.
You will notice that there is a test of valor in this room. Before you go to it, if you don't have full health, break the wood on a certain part of the wall to see an Xbox 360 thing.
When you examine it, it will fill your health. You can use it as many times as you want. It would be a good idea to save before you do the test of valor as well.
In the open area with the torch statue in it, by now you probably know how to get through this room. Climb up the stairs then run along the wall to get to the other side.
Hop out the broken window and climb a couple sets of stairs. Go the build at an entrance to the left of the end of the final flight of stairs.
Make sure you get the Lives of the Thousand gods in the chest in the floor room of the building you enter! Climb the stairs and save the game, jump from the stairs to the metal beam next to the save point.
Whilst on the metal beams you might notice a skull on a beam below, hop down and get it.
Drop down to the bottom floor and hop inside the thing in the middle of the room.
From the floor you hop up to, climb the stairs, and get the chest on the beams if you want. On the next floor, go through the door leading to an overhang outside. You should get a chest there. Then keep climbing up the stairs. Once you get into the area with another Muramasa shop, climb the stairs in the middle until you reach the broken part, then jump out the opening and climb hop up the wall to get to the next area.
Now all you have to do is climb up the rest of the stairs and walk a little ways on the top floor to initiate a movie scene, and fight the chapter 4 boss.
THE AQUA CAPITAL - Part 1
In the big opening area of chapter 5, is a Muramasa shop. Once you get to the top of the stairs, instead of crossing the bridge, go down the stairs on the other side and get the weapon from the dead guy. There is a chest above the water in this area. Also, in the water on a boat on the same side of the bridge is a skull.
Once you cross the bridge, head to the save point and save. Right when you walk through the door next to the save point, there is a skull directly to your right.
Once you cross the bridge in this area, go to the right to get a treasure chest and a Talisman of Rebirth( if you don't have one anymore). To get the talisman, on the right side of the area hop up between the walls.
Now go in the other direction.
Before going up to the fountain, go right here across the next bridge and grab the item off the dead guy, then head up to the much columned fountain area.
Now go underwater in the fountain, open the chest and go through the tunnel next to the chest.
Once you get through to the other side, you need to be careful not to touch the mines in the water, you can shoot them with the spear gun you just got. Right after you pass a boat, there is a small offshoot loaded with mines, shoot them all then go into the area to find another skull.
Keep going down the water path until you get to a broken wall. Hop in, save, then run upstairs and go outside. You need to go into this building to get the bridge gate key.
Cross the bridge, then go through the building. When you get to the deck like thing over the water, shoot the shiny orbs to drop the bridge.
Hop on the bar underneath the bridge to go across and get the chest on the other side.
Go to the water mill( watch out for mines). Jump on the bar part of the mill and use it to hop up and then go into the building.
Inside the building, hop up to the circular bar thing to reach the chest on the other side of the building.
Leave the building and go to the save point. After you save it, go through the doorway. You have to kill all the monsters in this area before you can continue.
THE AQUA CAPITAL - Part 2
Go into the building. When you get to the first cross section, go left to get a Muramasa shop. Then head in the other direction to get a chest.
When you get to this part, just keep going down the same path.
At the very end of the path is a key in a chest. Use it on the gate to get into a room that has ninpo in it.
Go back here.
This time, go to the left instead of straight. At the end of this path is something that looks like an old well with a cracked covering on top. Break the cover to go on( jump then Y).
You definitely want to save before you go into the Test of Valor. At the end of the path is a chest underwater and so is the rest of the path. Just go straight down in the center of this area.
There are quite a few chests in this huge open area. Most chests are underwater in areas surrounded by pillars.
There is also a chest at the edge of the room.
To activate the movie sequence, and fight the chapter 5 boss, open the chest above the water somewhat toward the center of the room.
THE LYCANTHROPES CASTLE - Part 1
Go to the place where part of the ceiling fell down, stand on it and hop up to the top of the columns.
Go to your right and hop up onto the slanted part.
There is a skull somewhat hidden on a small ledge below.
Keep going around on the slanted area, further down you will see a crack in ground, inside is a chest containing a lot of yellow essence.
Go next to Murumasa’s shop and jump across a lot of pillars.
When you get to the ledge of the wall go to the left and get the chest.
Then run to the right. In the open area with monsters in it, there is another chest. Then hop on to another set of pillars and columns.
Go inside the building at the end and save. Rune through the cave, grab the item off the dead guy, then go through the gate at the end of the cave.
Run around the room until the little skeleton monsters appear. Kill them all and run around a little longer to activate a movie scene and fight a sub boss.
Now hop up here and run all the way up.
Jump across. Swallow dive might help here.
At the end of the path, jump out and run up the wall, then continue to hop up the wall to get out.
Right when you get out, attack the rope next to the guillotine to make it drop and allow you to get another skull.
Save. Then climb up the stairs, and get the chest at the top and possibly level up a weapon at Murumasa’s shop, I would suggest making sure you save 30k yellow essence so you can max out the weapon you get at the end of this level.
Go down the stairs to start a movie scene. You can now go through the door next to the save point.
THE LYCANTHROPES CASTLE - Part 2
There really aren't any side paths or obstacles at this point, just fight your way to the castle gates.
Head to the right of the gates, get to the save point and save. Then go back down the stairs, on the right side of the castle gates and do the Test of Valor.
After you finish, go up the ladder next to the save point.
Once you make it to the part with banners sticking out over a drop off, jump to the banners and position yourself in front of the stained glass then jump through it.
Get the chest in the room, then go outside and use the key you just got on the locked door.
Hop down, and fight your way to the save point. In the big open area, you need to go through the door next to the one you went through.
Once you fight through the rooms, you'll get an item then you'll be able to go through the door at the top of the stairs.
At the top of the stairway is a library like room.
Attack the book shelves on the left side of the room to reveal a skull.
Then hop up the fireplace to get to the next area. Fight through the area and hop up another fireplace to get outside again. Save then hop across the poles with banners.
Go around the other side to get a Muramasa shop. Then, try opening the door up the stairs, it won't open, go down the stairs and kill all the werewolves to get a key.
Now go through the door.
Once you kill everyone in the general area, interact with the throne to open a hole in the ground. Hop down there, save, then go through the open the door.
You are now back in familiar area. Just run all the way down the stairs. Once you go all the way downstairs, go out onto the bridge.
Kill all the annoying flying guys to finish crossing the bridge, as soon as you open the door on the other side, a movie scene will start and you will then fight the chapter 6 boss.
Once you beat Volf, you will have to kill a couple werewolves with your awesome new weapon. Then a movie scene will start and the chapter will be over.
THE FLYING FORTRESS DAEDALUS - Part 1
First, shoot all the turrets, then go through the entrance and kill all the machine guys. If you have enough yellow essence, you probably will want to max out the scythe.
Go through the door, get the chest, save the game, then go into the next room.
Get the two chests in this room, then go into the next room.
Before you go through the door to the next room, go all the way around this room and get the chest.
Once you beat the robots in the next room, interact with the little green lighted machine thing to activate the elevator like platform.
After you fight your way into the control room, destroy the controls. Get the skull right next to the controls.
Save. Then, go back out the door and go back to the platform you came down on. Run past it and go through the door.
Once you get the chest in the room, move into the next one.
Since you can't go past the laser things, go to the room on your right. After you run through there, you will be in some kind of engine room. Get the chests and break the computers. Then shoot the glass cylinders with your bow.
Now run back to the room that had lasers blocking your way. Go through that door. Right after you go through, there will be a door on your left that has a Muramasa shop in it and a save point.
Finish going through the room, then go in to the next one.
Now go up the elevator in the room.
When you’re finished killing and trashing everything in this room, go up the ladder on your right.
Open the two chests, then go into the next room.
This room has two other doors in it, go into the door on your right and get the ninpo. Then save the game. Now, go into the room on the left and beat the Test of Valor. After you finally beat it, interact with the green light machine to open a path in the ground.
THE FLYING FORTRESS DAEDALUS - Part 2
Right next to where you dropped down is a chest containing arrows, another chest, a dead guy with incendiary shuriken, and a dead guy with a new weapon! Go into the next room. There is a chest near the start of the next room. Further down you will see some rubble to your right, get the skull in it.
Once you get through this room, you'll notice that you are in the area you started from. Kill the robots, use the green lighted machine to continue.
Once you get through this area, you will be outside and there will be some turrets overhead. You can shoot the turrets, or just run past them. Climb up onto the other side, go through the door, and save the game.
Run through the next two rooms. Go across the glass walkway.
A movie scene will begin and the part of the ship you were just on will blow up.
Once you get through the next two doors, another movie scene will start. Afterwards, go across the glass walkway, through the engine room, and then through a narrow room. Once you reach the Muramasa shop, buy any healing things you don't have. Go outside, destroy the turrets, climb up the stairs on the other side and save.
Once you go through the door next to the save point, you will start the chapter 7 boss fights.
There are 2 final bosses for this chapter, make sure you save some ninpo for the second boss. When you beat the second boss, it will explode a few seconds afterward. The only way I know of surviving this is either using your ninpo right before he explodes, or having a Talisman of Rebirth equipped. I would suggest using your ninpo since it's much cheaper.
SUBMIT OR DIE - Part 1
Go through the first area, get the chest at the start, and the one before you go inside. Then go into a passageway, save then keep going. You might want to save again after fighting the dogs. Once you get to the two story area with a fountain in the center, go into the building on your left.
There is a Muramasa shop in there.
Once you go to the next area, there will be a short scene showing that there are land mines on the ground. To get past the mines, walk on the footsteps in the snow.
Eventually you will see a skull to the left of you.
Before you get it, shoot the turrets with your bow. Once you get through this area, go through the gate and save the game. Then go through the door into the building. Go through the door to the right of the entrance to get to the next area.
Once you get up to the room with bells in it, hop up to that metal bar, and go into the area on the left first.
Get the item off the dead guy, then hop back on the bar and go into the area that was on your right.
First go out the window.
Get the key in the other room, then go back and open the door.
As you descend the stairway, get the skull that's next to one of the sets of candles.
In the room you go into to, open that strange looking thing and hop down it.
Once you get to the area with the train in it. Get the chest, then go into the train. There is a skull in this train as well as a key item to continue. Get those items then leave the train. Climb the stairs out of the subway. Use the ID card you got to get into the room. Save the game, then go outside to start your sub boss fight.
SUBMIT OR DIE - Part 2
Finish the sub-boss fight, then go into the next area. Two of the prison cells have dead guys with items. At the end is an open prison cell with a cracked wall. Use a UT to break through.
Get the two chests in this area, then go out into the next area. Grab the chest in there, hop down and save the game.
After you save, go through the door to do the Test of Valor. Then, go up the stairs on the other side, go around outside and buy whatever you need at Murumasa’s shop. Once you climb the ladder next to his shop, you will be in the last area of the level.
It is kind of impossible to miss, but as you climb up you climb up this obstacle course, there is a skull to get in your pathway.
There are also not so important chests along the way. Once you get to the top area, save it, then run up the pathway. Once you get to the top you will fight the chapter 8 boss.
HEART OF DARKNESS - Part 1
Fight your way to the water, watch out for mines when you get into the water. There is a Muramasa shop in the area at the start of the water.
Run (or swim) to the end of the water, save, then go into the next area.
When you get to this open area you can shoot the searchlights to make them go away for a short while.
Kill everyone, then go behind the searchlight tower on the right to get another skull.
There are a lot of treasure chests here. One of them is up these stairs.
Now go to the left searchlight tower, on the tower's left is a gate.
Go through the gate and get the item, then use it back on the area that opened up when you finished killing everyone.
Then swim through the area that opens up underwater. When you get up to the other side, instead of going across the water, jump out to the branches and swing across till you reach land.
When you reach the end of land, jump up and grab the rope. Go about half way across, then swing to the tree next to you and swing on to a little plot of land with a skull and a Muramasa shop on it.
Now run back to the start of the area (watch out for mines), and swing back over to land. Go back to the rope. Swing on it, and go across all the way.
Go down the trail, save the game, get the item on your right, and then head up the path.
After a short distance you'll reach a small open area with a lot of bugs in it.
Kill the bugs. Then break down the boulder with a UT and then jump down.
As you run through this green slimy area, you will eventually encounter a sub boss. Basically it just runs through the big open area. You can dodge it by going into one of the side rooms before it hits you. You can tell it is coming because the ground will start shaking before it hits you. I beat it by charging up a UT and releasing it just a little bit before the boss hits me. If you hit it before it runs into you, it will stop and try to put up a fight for a little bit. Once you kill it, run to the end of the area and drop down. Then go and save the game.
HEART OF DARKNESS - Part 2
After you save, run out into the open area with a bunch of big worm guys. In the corner of the area is a skull.
Go up the trail a ways and you will see a dead guy. Take the weapon from him. You basically have every weapon now. A little further and you will reach an area with alligator like monsters in the water.
To kill these creatures attack their stomach, use the spear gun, or use ninpo. On the right of this body of water is a little bit of land with a tree on it.
Go inside the tree and get the item. Then turn around and finish crossing the water. Now save the game, go to Murumasa’s shop and hopefully max out all your weapons. Then go do the Test of Valor. After you finish, go to the gate and proceed.
You now have to kill every monster in this area, including the ones that appeared in the water again, in order to get passed that wall. Then go through, dive under water and go through the path under there. Once you go a short ways on land again, this movie scene will start.
In that body somewhat small body of water, there is a skull underwater near the bank.
As you go further down the path, it will start to get rocky. A little further and you will come into a big open area where you now fight the chapter 9 boss.
You are supposed to range these guys of course. They always do attacks one after the other, so if you know which one just attacked, then you know the other one will attack next. Knowing that should help you be able to evade their attacks.
THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE - Part 1
Fight your way up to this point. Then drop down and get the chest before running across.
Fight your way to the save point and save. Then go through an area with a couple spider guys and save when you get to the end of that. Then go through an area with bugs and huge worms. The green water hurts you ever so slightly, so try not to spend too much time in it. When you get to the part where you run across the wall, turn around and run up further to get a skull.
When you get to the end of the area, drop down the hole at the end, save it then go out into a big open area.
Right after you go down the stairs, to the left is a skull.
Do a jump Y attack to press the huge stone button thing.
The thing that drops down has an item in it. Further down, there is a Muramasa shop next to the bridge.
Go across the bridge, save and then do the Test of Valor.
Right after the save point is another big stone button thingy. To get to the next area go through the broken building.
Now continue on until a movie scene starts. Press the big stone button at the end of the path, kill the dragon thing, then get the item. Use it on the "rectangular indentation."
Then, start going up the stairway.
THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE - Part 2
Fight to the top of the stairs, go through the door up there and drop down and save the game.
Go through the door and kill all the monsters. At the bottom of the stairway are two chests and a scroll next to the next set of stairs.
Once you open the door at the end of the last stairway, you will start the chapter 10 boss fight.
If you are having trouble beating Elizébet, I would suggest using the dragon sword.
A TEMPERED GRAVESTONE
Well you might notice that a lot of this level has parts from chapter 2. For starts, run all the way down the stairs. Don't forget to save along the way. Once you get to the bottom of the stairs, go around to the other side of this building.
Save, then go across the bridge. Then go up the trail next to the bridge doors.
Near the top of the trail, interact with the gravestone.
Now go back to the area where you got the rod of trials. Then use your newly acquired key to get into the other building.
Get the chests and the windmill shuriken. Then head back across the bridge, after you save again.
Once you beat everyone in the big area, go through the newly open door.
Climb the ladder and go outside the window upstairs. Head down the path, as you start to leave the town, take a right.
All the way down this side path is a skull.
Now go out of the village. Save and go across the bridge.
When you get to the end of the path, go underwater to continue.
On the other side, you will notice a little hut at the start of the new path. Open it up to find another skull.
Fight your way to the top of the path, save it, then go do the test of valor inside the cave behind the save point.
Climb up next to the save point, go to the top of the building, then drop down through the hole in the room.
Now go outside the building, and jump down the well.
Get the item off the dead guy, then go all the way down to the bottom of the area. At the very bottom head toward the path toward the mountain. Go through into the small area at the end to find another skull.
Now climb all the way back up to the top, and hop up out of the well. Now go to the rope, jump up and grab it, and go across it.
Save and go down the trail. After fighting your way down the path for a while, a movie scene will start.
After the scene, save and go down the path. Once you reach a Muramasa shop, go to the right and get the item off the dead guy. Then continue on to the left of the shop.
Once you get to the big open area with a lot of swords in the ground, get the item off the dead guy on the right side of the area.
Just a little further down the path and it's the chapter 11 boss fight.
As soon as you start going up the stairs, you will fight a bunch of monsters. I would suggest staying in the starting area for these groups and ranging them. Get them to come to you, that way you won't be bombarded by all those fire and brimstone projectiles.
Go up the path a ways. Save and go a little further to start a pre-sub boss fight. You'll want at least 2 ninpo charges for this fight.
Now keep going down the path. Save again, and then go a ways further to start the sub boss fight.
After you beat Zedonius, grab the item he drops.
Be careful going into the cave area.
If you don't notice the mines in the water next to the entrance, you might die and have to fight Zedonius again like I did.
Once you get into the cave, save it and run through. Outside the cave, stock up on whatever you need at Murumasa’s shop.
Fight your way through to the end of this area, and then go down the short trail to a huge sandy arena.
You are now at the chapter 12 boss.
If you are having trouble, you might want to try killing those lance guys first.
THE UNDERWORLD ABYSS
Grab the item off of the recently deceased Volf.
Get whatever you need from Murumasa’s shop, then go through the doorway. Once you get to the end of the corridor of sorts, there will be a somewhat open area and a huge skull in the middle( because you got all 30 skulls).
Get the giant skull then go to room to the right of it. Save, then go back out to the room where you got the giant skull. This time go to the room on the other side. You now have these weird cocoon like things that block your path.
After you hit them a couple times, they will break and either some ninjas or one of those huge spider guys will jump out. My strategy for getting around these is equipping the scythe, then hitting the cocoon thing twice. Then I use an "Extermination Sweep" on it. It doesn't always necessarily kill whatever is inside the cocoon thing, but it does deal a good amount of damage.
Once you get to the end of the cocoon area, save the game and go down the path for a little ways to come to a large area with a huge drop off.
Get the few chests and the dead guy in the area if you want. Then jump down the drop off to start the chapter 13 boss fight.
Just a side note: if you shoot Sonia with your bow, you will get a game over!
Anyways, get the item off of the dead remains of Alexei.
Now start heading down the path, go through the door, and keep on until you reach a Muramasa shop.
If there is anything you do not have, you should probably buy it now. Go through the door next to the shop. Kill all the lance guys then go through the next door. Save the game and go through the next door and you will come to a water area.
There are quite a few alligator like monsters in the water, so be careful. Once you get to the door on the other side get the items to the left and right of it.
When you're ready, open the door to start a boss fight. After you beat this fight, you will fight another boss. Once you beat them, go through the shiny gateway that opens up.
Now save the game, and buy absolutely anything you do not have at Murumasa’s shop.
When you're ready, go to the gate to continue.
Fight your way to the end of this fairly short trail, and you will then start the last three boss fights.
Once you beat the first of the three last bosses, you will have to run up the path on the side of the room a little ways before the next boss fight will start.
To beat the Archfiend, shoot it with a fully charged shot from your bow in its head.
Now you can shoot the orb in its chest until the orb loses its blue charge.
Once the orb is no longer blue, you must shoot the Archfiend in the head again. Just keep doing that until it dies. Occasionally, you will have to climb up a ways before you continue the fight.
All that is left, after you beat the Archfiend, is to beat the last boss. That's it, you just beat Ninja Gaiden 2!
After the credits are over, you can save the game. If you load that save, you will start the game over with everything you have including your weapons.
If you had auto save on you won't be prompted to save after the credits, the game will do it automatically.