Find the Shichishito Sword

Written by Chris

Hints

  • Watch out for pitfalls! Certain death awaits.
  • Directly behind your starting point is a Ninja Rebirth.
  • Use stealth when walking through water.
  • Use your grappling hook for pitfalls rather than trusting your jumping techniques.
  • Look up and down when lost.

Boss
Onikage’s Shadow – Health: 100
Onikage – Health: 150

Walkthrough
Layout A , Difficulty: Normal
Enemies: 22
Max Score: 900

Consulting the map reveals your objective, you need to make for the large cavern in the top right corner.
Although the caverns are intertwined there is in essence only one route, however for the more expert ninja you can take a scenic route and pick up some items along the way.
Your first aim is to make it to a medium sized cavern. First you must pass the lake and watchtower area that is guarded by three enemy ninja. Then enter the
caverns and pick up the smoke bomb located in one corner. The passage way opens up into a cavern with two guards talking. Once they have finished there conversation
dispatch with them as you see fit. Take the only exit northwards, past another ninja and then the left turn. Beyond is another ninja.
Collect the health potion that this ninja guards and make your way over the pitfall to your right, use the grappling hook to be sure of crossing it. This path leads to the medium cavern, this is where you choose. If you wish to take the more difficult path and collect those items (poison rice, grenade, health potion) then head left out of the cavern for a route via the sea.
Alternatively grapple up to the limestone pathway above your head. This is now where most people get lost.
The first hole you come across is not a pitfall! Look down to check, before dropping below. This now allows you to access the path beyond the large pitfall with the broken bridge. You can
now drop to the area below to your right. Following this route will now lead to the large cavern. Pass through the cell areas, in which a healing potion is concealed in one and drop to a watery area with plank walkways. Make for the far right corner for the final path to the large cavern. Be sure to pick up another Ninja Rebirth at the entrance to this cavern as you may need it.
Onikage and his shadow have very similar fighting styles with the exception that the true Onikage has a gruesome flaming hand move. The leg sweep combo proves very effective at knocking Onikage over.
Be warned Onikage will use a health potion should his health fall too low, be sure to hit him before he takes it otherwise you have to knock off all that health again.

Grand Master Item
Chameleon Spell

Special Move
Ninja Vision