YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z achievements

YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z

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Hell or High Slaughter in YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z

Hell or High Slaughter752 (100)

Complete every Mission on Hell difficulty.

  • Unlocked by 68 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 7.52) 3,854  

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Achievement won on 04 Jan 15
TA Score for this game: 3,765
Posted on 06 January 15 at 23:59, Edited on 18 March 15 at 17:29
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YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden ZHell or High SlaughterThe Hell or High Slaughter achievement in YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z worth 752 pointsComplete every Mission on Hell difficulty.

This achievement can be acquired by completing the entire Yaiba Campaign on Hell difficulty. In story mode, there are a total of 7 missions with 47 battle arenas interspersed between them. The main gimmick of this difficulty-mode is that you can die by receiving 1-hit of damage (with some restrictions). Although intimidating at first glance, this achievement is fairly mild in difficulty and can easily be achieved with a modicum of determination and through politic use of the cn_Xcn_Xcn_B combo.

How to Unlock Hell difficulty
Hell difficulty is not available from the start. You will have to complete the game on Nightmare difficulty (unlocked via completion of Hard difficulty) in order to play this mode. Most importantly, make sure you start a new play through by selecting "Missions" from the main menu and then select the first stage (and switch difficult to Hell). Starting a New Game will reset your save data so be careful.
To emphasize concision, Devil Ryuujin has a full encyclopedic guide to all 7 Missions under Yaiba's Hell difficulty campaign including video walkthroughs. It can be found by clicking the link below. The remainder of this solution will be an overview towards the achievement.


Effectively Damaging Combos to Use
Flail Combo: cn_Xcn_Xcn_B
Ride the Snake: cn_Xcn_Xcn_Ycn_Ycn_Y
Circle Gets the Scare: cn_Bcn_Xcn_Xcn_X

Missions & Battle Arenas
Level 1- War Zone
1. Working Stiffs
2. Half Off
3. You And What Army
4. Rocket Roll
5. Things Fell Apart
6. Air Pollution

Level 2 - Old Town
1. Paint The Town Red
2. Two Feet In The Grave
3. Grounds For Divorce
4. Back Alley Brawl
5. Pub Crawl
6. Flame War
7. RoofChops
8. Burning Sensations
9. Dead Volt
10. Wag The Dog

Level 3 - Sewers
1. Don't Drink The Water
2. Pipe Screams
3. Fuckin' Fanboys
4. Dead Blow
5. Stovetop Stuffing

Level 4 - Canyons
1. Trained To Kill
2. Base Jumping
3. Mechannibal
4. Laboragory
5. Science And Wrath
6. Splice Of Unlife
7. Waste Deep
8. High Gear
9. Baby Shower

Level 5 - Ryu Hayabusa
1. Guest Of Dishonor
2. Tentacle Hex

Level 6 - Forge Headquarters
1. Garbage Day
2. Just Venting
3. Outside The Box
4. Cold Comfort
5. Engine Knock
6. Under The Hood
7. Metal To The Pedal
8. Hangar Banger
9. Core Values
10. Biomass Defect
11. Experidemented
12. Tropical Rumble
13. Shot To The Temple

Level 7 - Another Dimension
1. Suspended Aberration
2. An Act Of Gonzo
General Hints & Suggestions
° For the most part, you can die from one hit. Though, it depends on who or what you take damage from. Frequently, some attacks will simply take a large portion of health but only barely kill you. This is why it's important to block [Hold cn_RB] when you can to avoid taking damage. Not all attacks can be blocked however. Dashing around with cn_A is also a feasible alternative to avoiding damage.

° Make sure you have all collectibles before attempting this achievement! Collectibles grant you extra resistance to elemental attacks and an extended health bar to increase your odds of staying alive.

° Use the cn_Xcn_Xcn_B combo to defeat enemies. It is virtually the only combo you will need to beat the entire game with. You can cancel the combo with cn_LT so that you don't pull yourself into enemies opening yourself up for attacks. For blocking Fire Stiff zombies, go with the cn_Xcn_Xcn_Y combo.

° Utilize your Bloodlust wisely. Save it for the tougher battle arenas where there is a high concentration of enemies and bosses. Don't worry if you run into a difficult battle arena without full Bloodlust. Even if you continue to fail on a certain section, your meter will slowly increase from defeating enemies until you refill your Bloodlust enabling you to use it again. This makes it so you can use it to easily clear through enemies and pass any battle arena without too much trouble (making clearance of each arena ultimately inevitable with enough retries).

° Countering is very important for some of the more dangerous battle arenas of the game, especially ones that have multitudes of projectile shooting enemies (Burning and Toxic Stiff zombies). Wait for the fire ball or acid ball to get near you and hit cn_RB to throw it back at enemies (pretty easy to time too). The game will enter a "Ninja Time" slow-motion state allowing you to unleash your flail combo on idling enemies for easy kills.

° Familiarize yourself with sub-weapons and the elemental combinations to easily defeat specific enemy types (Fire, Bile, and Electricity). You can use sub-weapons acquired from executing enemies to quickly defeat some of the more annoying foes such as the Zombrides and Holy Roasters. For instance, by using the Hag Pipes on Zombrides, they will become crystalized and can be smashed with a simple Cyborg Punch. Other sub-weapons such as the RDU rocket launcher should also be used whenever handy.

° The Boss fights against Ryu Haybusa and Del Gonzo must be approached much more meticulously on Hell than they were on previous difficulties. This means you will need to memorize their attack patterns and learn when to attack. A properly timed cn_Xcn_Xcn_B combo works effectiely against Ryu, especially if you throw the slugs at him to slow him down. Run away from Ryu and wait for him to attack to open him up for the flail combo. In addition, Del Gonzo is notorious for being the most demanding section of the play through. You will need to save your sub-weapons (obtained from minions) and avoid nearly every attack to make it through the 15 minute boss fight. A video has been provided below to assist with the final boss fight (compliments of XXRyuujin).

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