Ninja Gaiden III achievements

Ninja Gaiden III

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Achievement Guide for Hayabusa Style Grand Master

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Achievement won on 26 Mar 12
TA Score for this game: 2,440
Posted on 26 March 12 at 02:49
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This is the achievement for reaching level 50 with your online customizable generic shit ninja.

This is just a general guide on the most efficient way to go about getting to level 50.

First and foremost, do the first 10 trials on your own, That way you get 2 other achievements, you get all the exp to yourself, and you don't waste time online getting absolutely hammered by higher level players.

You may aswell play online for a bit now and start knocking off some of the other achievements while you level up a bit more.

Depending on how good you are at the game, I advise going through the mentor trials at around level 20. They're not to difficult to do alone at all.

Now you can either dust off the rest of the online achievements, then grind Mentor #6, or, just grind Mentor #6.

The reason I pick this is because if you just hammer the level and complete it as quickly as you can, you're guaranteed 110000 exp in 6 minutes.

30,000 time bonus for doing it under 6 minutes (I did it in 4:52 and still only got 30,000 points time bonus).
21,350 for enemy kills - this never changes
10,000 for completing the trial
approx 45-50k for technique (i'll elaborate on this in a minute).
Then whatever else for contracts, although it's advised not to go overly out of your way for the rough ones, ie Steel on bone/Arrow kill contratcs. I've had as little as 2000 in this category, and as much as 19000. Just depends how lucky your run is.

Anyway, the quickest way to complete the level is as follows:

Wave 1: Izuna drop the little enemies and finish them with an OT to build ninpo asap, then hit as many of them as you can with ninpo as soon as you get it, if you get 2 or 3 that should net you a UT. UT and try to aim for the big guys with the left stick (it appears you can direct it in this manner). Best case scenario, you chain UTs over and over again until the wave is finished, that said now and then you might have to manually kill a little enemy or two to get you UT recharged.

Wave 2: 95% of the time you'll finish wave 1 with a UT charged ready. Start charging this as soon as you kill the last enemy in wave 1, so you don't lose it, and also, so you can take the first 3 dual blade enemies down straight away. After this, you should izuna drop the first one that reappears, then go to the bottom of the area and take out the rocket guy asap. It's always quickest to get rid of these guys as they appear because they quite easily take you out of the air with their rockets. But yeah, just izuna drop the dual blade guys and finish them with OTs until you get ninpo and use when applicable. Try to end this wave with a ninpo and a UT. They don't disappear before the next wave.

Wave 3: (Ideally) Start this by using your preacquired UT, then follow it up with your ninpo. The plan here is to alternate between the two, use OTs on as many ninjas that you kill with ninpo as possible to build up your next one asap. If at any moment you don't have either ninpo or UT, then simply izuna drop the sorcerers and OT them until you have ninpo or a UT. Rinse/repeat until all enemies are dead.

That's all there is to it really. When I first started grinding i was averaging 7:30 per attempt. Pretty quickly as i got more familiar with enemy spawns etc I started averaging 5:30, with my quickest time being under 5 minutes. Also, it is much more efficient to not worry too much about contracts, as if you end up spending an extra 2 minutes getting a couple of awkward contracts out of the way which in the end (with a few more on top) only nets you an extra 2000 points, it's not worth it. For every second you spend over 6 minutes completing the level, you lose 50 points. It's much better to average 119000 per go in 5:30, than it is to average 121000 in 7:30.

Any questions/additions please leave a comment. Also a thumbs up would be much appreciated. If you leave a thumbs down please comment and tell me why so I can improve the guide. Thanks.
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