Crystal Skull

Look for a skull in the dead-center of this gear. You can't miss it. Really. Jump up the nearby ramp and check the corpse for a Notebook. Now run up the nearby gear to another above, then leap to the large spinning apparatus in the center and ride it around to the other side. As you close in on the next gear, begin swinging toward the gear (and position the camera behind Ryu) and leap toward it once you're lined up. Jump to another gear to the side, then to another nearby one, but get ready for...

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Bosses

The intro to this boss battle is reminiscent of the final scene of the movie Carrie, and is just as deadly. The intro to this boss battle is reminiscent of the final scene of the movie Carrie, and is just as deadly. You'll want to battle her much like you battled the annoying boss from Chapter 2. In short, stay a few meters away from her at all times and wait for her to fly-dash toward you - avoid this by dodging to the side, then follow-up with a series of quick attacks using your Scythe while...

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Talisman Of Rebirth

From the Save Point, jump over the railing on the left to land on a support beam. Now look down to spot a Crystal Skull on a lower beam, to the right. Try leaping diagonally toward it to land below and snatch it. After grabbing the skull noted above, drop to the main floor and wall-jump up the central shaft to a floor above. Tackle the fools here, then continue up the stairwell - but if you want an item, stop when you're adjacent to one of the support beams, just above the floor. Leap to it,...

14

Run through the hall and check the corpse at the end for a Notebook. Now work your way through the graveyard, using the flying swallow to remove the enemies from your path. At the base of the graveyard, you'll find a merchant statue just ahead. Consider upgrading your Dragon Sword or purchasing some health items if you're running low. Also, a wolf lurks nearby - block his attacks and counter just like you would with anyone else. Afterward, you have the option of going through the door on your...

Ninja Gaiden Shehouse

Ninja Technique Jump

As soon as the opening cutscene ends, you'll be thrown into a battle with several ninja foes. Hold block as soon as you gain control to prevent being ambushed, then return the favor with a few attacks of your own. These guys aren't too aggressive, so use this time to get acquainted with the controls. But if you're looking for the most effective means of taking them down, then may we suggest performing the Flying Swallow (jump + strong attack, while running toward enemy) back and forth for a...

Boss

Ninja Gaiden Wall Climb

This boney bastard is slow, but powerful. Thankfully, his tall stature leaves his lower extremities particularly vulnerable, and most of his attacks can only damage those in front of him. To start things off, the good ol' Flying Swallow can do the trick. Dart in and launch into the attack (ideally, try to begin the attack a little bit behind him, so you're less susceptible to his attacks) flying back and forth as many times as your weapon will allow. As soon as it ends, do it again All the...

Blocking Countering

Blocking is crucial in the world of Ninja Gaiden - if you're not attacking, you should be blocking. It's generally best to alternate between the two during battle that is attack, then block if an enemy's nearby. Wait for him to attack while still blocking - after he's deflected, drop your guard and take him down. Another important skill to master is the ability to counter - if you're being attacked, try pressing either attack button while blocking to perform a counter. But you have to time this...