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]
Ayame: [Right] + [Square], [Right] + [Square]
and [Left] + [Square], [Left] + [Square]
You can get the different stealth kills by being in
the correct position in relation to the enemy.
Easy stealth kills
Rikimaru's Stealth Kills
Sneak up from behind.
Sneak up from behind and crouch.
Jump on enemy, while pressing [Attack] in mid-air.
Moderate stealth kills
Sneak from the side.
Hard stealth kills
Note: This must be timed perfectly. Sneak from front (or wait
for them to turn around into you).
Behind: Rikimaru slits the enemy's throat.
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.
Hitting an enemy who is not aware of your presence
in the head with a blow gun dart will automatically kill them.
Throw a smoke bomb from above, then jump down behind the enemy
and perform a stealth kill. Note: This trick requires skill.
Hide a dead body
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.
Break enemy's bones
Get behind an enemy, then face away so your back is
to theirs and press [Square]. Rikimaru will elbow the enemy
in the back, then breaks more of their bones followed by their
Gang Of Thieves: Easy Ninja Items
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.
Use the Ninja Armor to get a new outfit for your ninja.
To get the Ninja Armor, get Grand Master fifteen times. Note:
You cannot use the Ninja Armor in the mission editor.
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.
When using the mission editor, hold [R1] and press
[Circle] to rotate objects such as bridges and roofs.
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
Steal items from enemies
When the enemies are dead, you can steal their items
by pressing [R1]. Note: You can steal items only if you fought
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
Avoid back attacks
The following trick is useful if you are being chased.
While chased, press [Forward]x2, [Back], [Forward],
[X]. Your character will jump, do a twirl and now be facing
the enemy, preventing a back attack.
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: Automatic stealth kill
You do not need to pull out your weapons to perform
a stealth kill. Run to the enemy and press [Attack]. Your
weapons will instantaneously be drawn out, and you will perform
the stealth kill.
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: Swim in air
Edit a new map using a tileset which has water with
a depth of at least -2. Put water with a depth of -2 or deeper
at any boundary of the map and then test it. Wall-strafe along
the boundary into the water. You will enter swim mode without
falling into the water. Your character will be treading in air
when you are above the water, and swimming in air when you go
above land. This works anywhere that has deep water, a ground
adjacent to the water and at water level, and a wall that runs
alongside the water and ground.
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: Keep Tatsumaru's sword out
There are two ways to do this trick. The first is to
take Tatsumaru to a ledge high enough to cause the falling animation.
Then, stand close to the ledge, turned so it is on Tatsumaru's
left. Then, hold [Left] and press [Attack]. If done
correctly, he should pull his sword out to slash left, then fall
off the ledge before he can sheath it again. The second way is
to do the "bump" stealth kill with Tatsumaru. If done
correctly, you will smash your opponent in the back of the neck.
On any level accept Labor Shortage, there is a glitch and Tatsumaru
will have his sword out. Note: To re-sheath Tatsumaru's sword,
just do a sword move or another stealth kill of any kind.
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.
Glitch: Kill shark
Play as Rikimaru at the Secret Harbor (recommended)
or Sea Battle level. Equip yourself with fire arrows and blow
darts. Go to the southern-most part of the area to find a large
lake. Swim around to attract a shark swimming in it . Draw it
closer to the shore. If done correctly, it will be unable to swim
back into the deep water. During that time, shoot it a couple
times with a dart. Do not worry of it does not show its life.
Shoot it once or twice with a flaming arrow. Unlike the cat, instead
of the shark freezing up when it dies, the game will freeze.