Defeating Guard Dog
Note: This was done under the normal difficulty setting.
First, stock up on magic for all your weapons. Then, stock up
on all the Purple Souls. At the beginning, jump behind him after
he attacks. Then, just waste the magic on him. Use every weapons
magic until you do not have any more. After that, use regular
attacks. Watch out for the ice attack. Most of the time the thunder
magic from him is off target. After a few regular attacks, transform
into the Onimusha and attack him hard. However, do not use the
mega attack yet. After a few attacks, just before your magic runs
out use the mega magic attack on him. If he is not defeated, then
just attack him a few more times.
When you are fighting Nobunaga when he is in his demon
form, press [Square]x2, [Triangle]. This is a great
combo move, but do not overdo it with him. When you absorb the
darkness from his sword and you get it, remember that some of
his moves cannot be blocked (such as the charge and the fireball
moves). You can only block one or two. For the charge move, press
[Triangle] at the last moment when he is on fire and you
should dodge it. For the fireball move, just have enough space
to run around.
Defeating Two Marquless
When playing as Michelle, go further behind near the
skull door and throw some grenades on them.
Equip Ako's White Haori then stand still.
When Ako's wearing the White Haori, rotate the Right Analog-stick
. Ako will move faster to regain health quicker, depending how
fast you can rotate. Note: Do not not use it while you have five
Unlimited Genma Souls
After going through the first set of double doors where
the Oni Army is fighting the Genma, before using the Firefly to
go up the short cliff, have the Genma and and Oni Army men on
the wall of the short cliff and you as close as possible to the
doors on the other side of the field. The supply of Genma infantry
are infinite and Oni Army can take care of them by themselves.
While they are fighting and nowhere near you, tape down [Circle]
and allow the game to run. The souls will come to you, and you
can get as many as desired without interruptions from the Genma.
For a slightly faster collection, have Ako's Blue Vest equipped.
Note: The process of getting a lot of bars filled of souls will
take a long time. Also, when the soul count reaches 9,999, release
[Circle]. This gives you an additional bar (or perhaps more)
filled automatically. Then, tape [Circle] again. Given enough
time you can have 99 bars worth of souls.
Bypass Dark Realms
Any of the three Dark Realms can be easily bypassed.
This requires some skill, Ako's Purple Vest, all weapons for the
character, and all weapons been completely enhanced. Whether or
not the gauntlet is completely enhanced is irrelevant. Before
entering the Dark Realm, equip either Chigo (for Samanosuke) or
Hyosai (for Jacques). The enemies that attack will appear in multiple
waves. Just wait for all enemies to appear, then execute one magic
attack. Absorb all the souls that appear. Ako's Purple Vest should
allow you to do this as many times as necessary. However, if you
are fighting large demons, you may need to get up close with either
the Tenso (for Samanosuke) or the Enja (for Jacques). Note: A
crucial part of this strategy is absorbing the souls. If you feel
that you need Ako's Blue Vest as well, make sure to switch back
and forth as appropriate. Also, it is much easier to go straight
for the bottom part of the Dark Realm that you are in, as the
tougher enemies are down there first. By doing this, you can use
your magic efficiently on the tougher enemies and not have to
worry about the weaker ones.
Use less magic during magic attacks
This trick requires the gauntlet for Sam/Jacques to
be at least level 2. Charge up the gauntlet (press [R1] firmly)
to at least two and unleash a magic attack. With the purple vest
on Ako you can do about five magic attacks in a row instead of
Bravery: Successfully complete the game without saving.
Glitch: Spinning Samanosuke and Jacques
Critical: Kill over 40% of your enemies with critical hits.
Defense: Take less than 5,120 damage.
Explorer: Find all 23 Tengu chests.
Offense: Kill over 3,000 enemies.
Speed: Have a completion time of less than 5:00:00.
Let the Jelly monster's babies grab you then press
[R1]. You will spin around. Also, press [R1] when you
are surrounded by them.