Rolling Reverse: Press [R1] + [X] or [Circle] +
Big Jump: Press [Up], [Up] + [X] or [Up] +
[Circle] + [X].
Turning Jump (180 degree jump): Press [Down], [Up] +
Wall Back Flip: Press [X] while hitting a wall in air.
Charging Stab: Press [Up], [Up] + [Square].
Turning Slice: Press [Down] + [Square].
Rikimaru: [Right] + [Square], [Left] + [Square]
and [Left] + [Square], [Right] + [Square]
Rikimaru's Stealth Kills
Ayame: [Right] + [Square], [Right] + [Square]
and [Left] + [Square], [Left] + [Square]
Behind: Rikimaru slits the enemy's throat.
Hide a dead body
Behind while crouching: Rikimaru trips the enemy with his sword,
then stabs him in the chest.
Jump: Rikimaru stabs his sword into the right side of the guard's
neck down through the collarbone area; Rikimaru then uses his
left hand to push the guard's neck towards his sword causing the
guard's neck to snap.
o to the head of the dead body and hold "Roll",
Your character will hold on to the head. Use the D-Pad
to drag the body. Note: This will not work on an animal or a body
that is missing a limb.
To get Ninja Items that required Grand Master Rank
play the level many times as Rikimaru without killing the normal
enemies (thieves) except Garan, since this must be done to continue
on to the next level. From the start of this level, walk to northwest
ignoring the Ki meter. Do not worry if the enemy detects you,
just keep running until reaching Garan's house. After that, kill
Garan and you will have some great Ninja Items with Apprentice
Labor Shortage: Easy Grand Master
To easily get the secret items awarded by the Grand
Master rank, just play the Labor Shortage level with Tatsumaru
The Final Dawn: Easier level
Turn 180 degrees and walk to the white mast. Over the
loop in it is the Mine item. The upper-left of the level has a
Health Bottle. You can walk on the rim of the ship (do not fall).
You can, however, walk on the steel plates of the ship. There
are eighteen enemies. There is no one on the huge tower in the
center. After eliminating them all, you must fight Gohda's guard
Jubei, the samurai from Samurai Shodown. Then, suicide
by Keppuku in the FMV sequence. Press [X] to advance through
the credits to find out that Red Sparrow is Onikage from Tenchu.
Create a rooftop level
Use the town tileset to make a rooftop level in the
mission editor. Use pitfalls and flat ground rooftops and put
buildings close together to make it more realistic. Power jump
to get from building to building.
Shark in last level
During the last level, go to the ship where you fight
the first Boss. Go around his ship to the right side (coming from
the south side) and swim in the water north/northeast to find
a very big ship that towers above anything your grappling hook
can even touch. Swim around on this side of the ship for awhile.
Somewhere nearby a shark should appear in the water. The shark
can hurt you, and will put the enemies on alert as if he was a
Put away your weapon
Quickly press [Circle]x2.
180 degree flip
Press [Up], [Down], [Jump] during game
After you kill a ninja, go next to the body and keep
pressing [R1] until you get an item or a sound is played
indicating that he has nothing. Note: This only works with Rikimaru
Kill the cat
Play as Tatsumaru and go to the Labor Shortage level.
Cross the bridge and jump on the building next to the old woman
and the cat. Normally, it is almost impossible to kill the cat,
because it has 34,000 life. Equip yourself at inventory screen
with blow darts, poison rice balls, and flaming arrows. Go to
the area where the cat is found and get on the roof. Eliminate
the old woman first, so she will not be in your way and get you
caught. Get on the roof and throw some rice balls at the cat.
Let it eat at least three of them, then shoot at least two burning
arrows at it. After that, shoot three darts at it. It should now
be stunned. Push it in the water and it will float, dead.
Glitch: High jump
If you are in certain levels (Quarantine Village, Laborers),
you do not need a grappling hook to get on to the roof of a house.
Run up to the wall, face it, and jump. Your character will jump
twice the normal height of the usual jump and land on top of the
roof without hanging on the side.
Glitch: Stuck in hole
Note: This can only be performed in the Mission Editor.
Try to fall down a pitfall, then press [Start] and go to
"Exit". You will see your character completely fall
down until he or she hits their head. He or she will stand up
and cannot get out. If you press [Square] and press [Start]
and go to "Exit", he or she will reach the ground, still
Glitch: Floating arrows
Hide behind a box after a enemy that shoots arrows
sees you. Duck before he fires and it should hit the box. Immediately
break the box. If done correctly, the arrow will float in mid-air.