Ranking

At the conclusion of each mission your ninja techniques are reviewed. Your score and rank will depend on how many enemies you killed and under what circumstances. If you score a high rank some of your ninja items will be increased. Score the highest rank, Grand Master, and you will be rewarded with Grand Master items.

A break down of the scoring system and ranking for the original Tenchu is given
below:

Undetected kills +20 (for each)
Detected kills +5 (for each)
Finishing mission +300
Spotted -20 (for each)
Not spotted bonus +100
Innocent kills -30 (for each)

Thug
If you reach less than 101 points you will get the lowest possible ranking, Thug.

Novice
Points withing the range of 101 and 200 result in a Novice rank.

Ninja
201-300 points are required for a Ninja rank.

Master Ninja
To be a Master Ninja you will need between 301-400 points.

Grand Master
A Grand Master reaches at least 400 points. This is the highest possible ranking and rewards the player with an increased number of items, as well asĀ  a special Grand Master item per mission.

Original author Chris B. Edited by the Tenchu Checkpoint Team for site relaunch.