Ninja Gaiden II achievements

Ninja Gaiden II

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Way of the Master Ninja in Ninja Gaiden II

Way of the Master Ninja762 (100)

Complete the game on the Path of the Master Ninja.

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Xx Skorch xX
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Xx Skorch xX
Achievement won on 09 Jul 08
TA Score for this game: 4,044
Posted on 23 October 09 at 14:41
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Ok, I just got through Master Ninja the other day, it was one heck of a trip! Let me throw some tips at ya:

1. Use the Lunar. It is, if used correctly, the best weapon in the game (maybe aside from the Scythe). I got all the way to chapter 6 with the Lunar, and never even used it before. Upgrade the Lunar to level 2 ASAP and don't worry about level 3. Use the Izuna Drop (Jump, X, X, Y) constantly. Not only is it faster than the Dragon Swords Izuna Drop, but the Lunar's makes you jump into the air, avoiding the ground attacks. Using the Izuna Drop with the Lunar can be tricky at times. Master it. Also with bosses (again, using the Lunar) use X, X, Y when you see an opening to attack, then run, rinse and repeat.

2. Those SOB IS Ninjas. If you get an Incendiary Shuriken (or 2, or 5) stuck in you, immediatly block and time the part where it explodes with a quick dash in any direction to negate it. Jump on a ninjas head. Use a UT. Use the Izuna Drop with the Lunar. Anything that involves Invincibility Frames, use them.

3. Despawning Enemies. This is the cheapest, most life-saving technique in the game. As soon as a group of enemies spawn (and this is extremely helpful with the Explosive Arrow Ninjas) run ALL the way back where you came from, no matter the distance, just keep running. You will eventually reach a point where the enemies will dissapear. Also, even if they don't dissapear and are following you, that's good. Because then you have them coming at you in a line, rather than surrounding you at all sides. You can also usually run straight through them and into the next area. If you get to Chapter 11, run through everything if you can't fight all of them.

4. Think smart. Lead the enemies into an area you will have an easier time fighting at (preferably a spot where they can only come at you 1 or 2 at a time, like a staircase). If you have to fight in a tight hallway where you can't dodge their attacks, lead them into a bigger area.

5. Don't save your ninpo. ALWAYS have more than one save file, and after every battle (if you are in good or decent shape) return to an earlier save point and save.

Master Ninja is all about trial and error, and quite a bit of luck involved as well. You will die ALOT, so be prepared for that and frustration. But keep pushing and retrying, you will eventually make it through.

I got through without farming and only 2 save slots (could have made it with 1) so anything is possible!
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