Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Act I

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

This Ninja Gaiden 2 walkthrough is divided into 7 total pages.

1 - Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Act I

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Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Act I

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 0

1-1: The ninja art you have is the Throwing Star. It uses up 5 Ninja Power but is not used much. To use Ninja Power, hold the Up button and attack. You use Ninja Power automatically when clinging to a surface.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 1

The first enemy of the game looks like a smaller version of the Barbarian (first boss of Ninja Gaiden 1). They pose no direct threat. Just slash them as they approach you.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 2

In the first game, you could not scale the wall or non-ladder surface but in this game you can scale the wall up and down. Slash the red orbs to get powerups, lives, and ninja power. Some contain scrolls that increase your maximum ninja power as you start with 40 max by default.

This first red orb contains the Fire Dragon Balls but they are only used usually to attack enemies below you at a 45 degree angle.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 3

As with the first game, you can triangle jump up clingable surfaces that are close to each other. Now you pretty much only need to do this if you need to get onto a floor surface easier.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 4

jump to the right and kill the mini-Barbarian in the process.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 5

Those pesky bats are back too. Carefully slash them to death before they hit you and in later levels bump you into a pit. The orb on the upper left contains the Windmill Throwing Star.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 6

The Windmill Throwing Star performs like a boomerang but can be dodged to make a single use last longer.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 7

These beetles are best to be left alone here so they fall off but you can time a jumping slash to hit them then jump back onto the drum and onto the surface.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 8

These orange arts now fill your Ninja Power to the max instead of 10 from before.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 9

Kill this beetle and slash this orb for a Firewheel. It sends three wheels of fire at an upward trajectory.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 10

These blue arts now give you 10 Ninja power instead of 5 from before.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 11

Zig Zag up this wall to proceed.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 12

An Invincible Firewheel is in this orb.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 13

You can use it at will but it costs 15 Ninja Power. This would be a good spot to use it.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 14

These pots are worths bonus points.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 15

The left orb contains a Shadow Clone that mirrors your previous movements but slashes at the same time you do.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 16

Climb down this ladder to get to the next spot.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 17

Do the same for this ladder.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 18

Kill these enemies as you come across them.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 19

1-2: The first boss is Dando the Cursed.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 20

Slash at him until he reaches near the center of the screen and run towards the wall and cling to it.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 21

Dando comes charging in and rams into the wall. Jump off the wall and over him or he'll knock you off the wall and damage you when you fall on him.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 22

Slash at Dando rapidly when he is recuperating then repeat the process.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Walkthrough - Ninja Gaiden-2 23

Dando is down for the count. At least he will be when Robert pumps a slug into him during the cutscene prior to Act 2.

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1 - Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Act I

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