YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z achievements

YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z

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Quartermaster in YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z

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Complete Arcade Mode.

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Posted on 06 January 15 at 21:45, Edited on 09 April 15 at 14:25
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YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden ZQuartermasterThe Quartermaster achievement in YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z worth 191 pointsComplete Arcade Mode.

This achievement is obtained by completing Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden's Z's Arcade Mode.

How to Unlock Arcade Mode
To access Arcade Mode, you must unlock it by completing Story Mode at least once. It can be selected through the "Ninja Gaiden Z" option from the main menu.
Arcade Mode is a formidable, retro-styled mode where you play as Yaiba Kamikaze while he endeavors to find his missing sake bottle. This mode pays tribute to the classic arcade Ninja Gaiden games with its 8-bit style music and side scrolling, beat 'em up gameplay. Whenever you lose all of your health you will be asked to Continue. If you use up all continues, you will receive a game over and will have to start over from the 1st stage. There are a total of 4 stages in Arcade Mode and you start out with 3 continues.

Upon completion of all 4 stages you will be taken to a side scrolling temple area. Make your way through the area and into the throne altar yielding Yaiba's sake bottle. There will be a cutscene sequence where Yaiba confronts Del Gonzo. The achievement will unlock after the dialogue where Yaiba splits Del Gonzo in half.

Hints & Suggestions
° Use the cn_Xcn_Xcn_B flail combo. It is still incredibly effective just as it is in the main campaign. Lure the enemies into a crowd by running around to avoid them, then execute the move to blast through gangs of zombies. Some enemies (Red Stiffs, Clown Boss, etc.) will block the combo so use cn_Xcn_Xcn_Y as an alternate combo attack.

° Use your counter ability by pressing cn_RB when projectiles are about to hit you. This works especially well on Fire Stiff zombies and Holy Roasters when they spit fire balls at you. This will put the game into a slow motion state allowing you to snag easy kills.

° Search every nook and cranny throughout each stage for power ups. This means breaking boxes, barrels, and containers scattered throughout the game. Some of them will unveil big gold coins which grant you an extra continue and Yaiba coins which let you use Bloodlust by clicking cn_LS + cn_RS. Some pick-ups can even be found in obscure areas so look everywhere by hugging walls. Due to the fact that you only start out with 3 continues, searching for power ups is paramount. On the contrary, the majority of some containers are exploding barrels so hit them then quickly dash away with cn_A to avoid damage. There are roughly 10 hidden big gold continue coins scattered throughout Arcade; finding them all will make this achievement considerably easier.

° Gold Zombies will randomly spawn throughout Arcade Mode. They will drop Star items when attacked that give extra score. Be sure to kill these zombies before they disappear because they will drop useful sub-weapons such as Hag Pipes, Nun-Chuckles, and Spinal Zaps that you can use for the more difficult sections of Arcade.

° At the end of some of the stages you will have to face Giant Bosses such as Holy Roasters, RDUs, and Terrible Twos. Make sure you fight them carefully and only attack after a counter or once they recover from an attack. You can run around in a circle to avoid attacks then use the flail combo as they recover. If you save your Bloodlust it can prove useful here as well.

° Ryu Haybusa is the final boss of Arcade Mode. If you defeated him under Hell Mode for the actual story mode campaign then you should have no trouble beating him here. Use the cn_Xcn_Xcn_B combo when he begins an attack, attempts his Izuna Drop, or as he finishes an attack. You can lure him into the combo by allowing him to chase you down then gain on you to have him start up an attack. There are 2 health units in this arena if you need them.
Video Walkthrough
Although Arcade Mode is not as difficult as it may seem, visual assistance can always bring an edge to those pursuing this achievement. Skilled Ninja Gaiden veteran, XXRyuujin has a full play through of Yaiba's Arcade Mode and the uploaded video can be found below. Feel free to use the video to anticipate battle arena sections to see what you're up against before you even get there to plan out attack strategies.

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