Ninja Gaiden II achievements

Ninja Gaiden II

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There are a maximum of 70 Ninja Gaiden II achievements (60 without DLC) worth 4,044 (1,250)

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Dragon Sword Master in Ninja Gaiden II

Dragon Sword Master19 (5)

Complete the game using only the Dragon Sword.

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Achievement Guide for Dragon Sword Master

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This solution is not made for just getting this specific achievement. This solution is for getting ALL the weapon achievements in a faster way, without playing through the entire game 8 times for each weapon.

1. Start a new game (preferably starting from a save after you beat the game, aka a game + save file) on the easiest difficulty. You'll see why in #2. Hopefully you already went through the game on easy so you can use a game +, which means you keep all essence and upgraded weapons

2. Do NOT use any of the MELEE weapons at all for as far as you can go through the entire play through. In other words, run past enemies as often as possible. If you get to a point where you have to kill enemies (eg. a boss guy), use projectiles or ninpo only.

Apparently you can use melee weapons on the egg sacks in chapter 13 thanks to a patch on the game.

You can get as far as chapter 13 by doing this. In chapter 13 there's these egg sacks or whatever that ninpo and projectiles don't work on that you have to get past to continue playing. This is where you start your weapon achievement. You don't have to go all the way to chapter 13, but obviously the further you get the faster you can get all the rest of the weapon achievements. Once you get to the point where you start using your weapon, remeber the save slot that you used before you started using the weapon so you can reload it and start using a different weapon.

3. After unlocking the achievement for whatever weapon, reload the save and use the next weapon you need an achievement for.

Guide for bosses w/o melee weapons, written by Madcap182:
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Achievement won on 04 Sep 09
TA Score for this game: 1,879
Posted on 05 September 09 at 08:54
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In fact you can go further then the egg sacks in chapter 13 with ninpo and projectiles only. You are allowed to hit and break them with the weapons so just punch the sack for 2-3 times to open it and kill what's inside it without using weapons. This way I reached level 14 just before Genshin and Elizabeth bosses (they were to tough to take out using ninpo and projectiles only) so each weapon run from this plase will require near 15-30 minutes.
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