Ninja Gaiden II achievements

Ninja Gaiden II

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Way of the Acolyte in Ninja Gaiden II

Way of the Acolyte190 (100)

Complete the game on the Path of the Acolyte.

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Achievement Guide for Way of the Acolyte

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Achievement won on 09 Mar 11
TA Score for this game: 1,190
Posted on 09 March 11 at 22:51, Edited on 04 March 12 at 00:32
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This achievement given when you complete chapter 14, the final chapter.

The challenge of this chapter is defeating the 2 bosses in a row, then 3 boss characters in succession at the end. Meaning, you won't have an opportunity to purchase any more items once the final 3 boss fights start. So do you best to save your health and nippo increasing items for the final 2 boss fights.

The first three boss fights are fairly straight forward fights. Use what you do to defeat the other humanoid bosses.

The key to the second to last boss fight, the giant guy with the glowing orb in its ab region, is accuracy with your bow. You need to him with a full charged arrow in the face first. Then, once his orb starts to glow, hit with more fully charge arrows for even more damage. There are 3 stages, you have to climb to, to finally finish him off. Two tips for success for this boss.

1. There is free moment to get off a head shot when each stage begins against this boss if you quickly move to the middle of the space where you are fighting. This is key! Use this time to get the head shot in, dodge the puked guts and quickly fire a charged arrows at the glowing orb, dodge again and fire again. You can avoid a lot of his other damaging attacks if you can do this without much delay.

2. Aim for the low portion of the orb since just below the orb is also vulnerable to your arrows. The top part will result in more misses with your arrows.

The final boss is almost as difficult. I found I could do the most damage to him by standing between *his arm and the cliff edge* and hacking at his hand/arm area. Don't get too close to his body. If you are lucky, you can do almost half damage to him before he moves.

He'll eventually start flying. Then it's just a matter of dodging his fireballs and lighting and waiting for him to land again. When he starts walking on the ledge, lay into his feet with more hacks. If he lands with his arms exposed, go after his hands to finish him off.

Again, don't make the mistake like I did which was using all my heath items on the first 3 bosses because it makes the final two bosses much more difficult.

Good luck!

KEY NOTE: If you are low on essence to purchase items or upgrade weapons, The Blood Eels can be killed by the normal Scythe attack while standing on the land edge of the water. Once you have killed them all, go back to the previous room, save your progress and quit to the main menu, resume from your saved point. The Blood Eels will be back and you can repeat killing them for unlimited essence.
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