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.
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
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.
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.