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Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 16:35:26 CEST

The Sunshineís faq to the cool NES-GAME:

Shadows of the Ninja

(Blue Shadow)


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1. Introduction

A: History
B: Control
C: Enemies and bad guys/ traps
D: Items and other cool stuff
E: Stages and some information
F: Boss strategies
G: Walkthru
H: End sequences
I: Legal things and so on
J: Credits
K: FAQ
L: End of everything
M: Short of the game

1. Introduction:


Hello everybody! This is me, Sunshine with a brand new faq, to the Nes-game 
Shadows of the Ninja
(In some cases called Blue Shadow.) Exscuse me for all grammar/spelling 
errors here.
I know there are some, but I hope it is not disturbing for U(I mean, I hope 
you can use the faq anyway.)
So why did I do a faq to this old Nes-game? Well, there are a few things:
First of all, Iíve never seen a faq to Blue Shadow(Shadows of the Ninja) so 
I thought I do one,
and it was a while since I did one(about 2-3 months) so I thought it was 
time to do one more now,
and this game really deserves a faq coz the game is really great. I love the 
music!
I think it is the best nes game ever. Beats everything. (Check out my review 
at the same site, www.gamefaqs.com. You guys too lazy to read it can I say I 
gave it 10/10.) .
Check out my other faqs to Nes-games if you want. They are all at 
www.gamefaqs.com
to Swordmaster, Mrgimmick, and Little Nemo: The Dreammaster. There are only 
one to each game
(I think, if nobody send one in except me). If you have any comments, 
questions, anything,

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lufia3@hotmail.com or you can send it to:

wazzup73@hotmail.com

or in emergency to per_granbom@hotmail.com

(But then I maybe wonít check your letter out for a while cuz that one is 
not used too often.
I suggest you send to lufia3@hotmail.com. )
                                                                             
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if you see it, check it out.
This mark is for guys that ainít got the time checking all the faq.

Ok, enough with this, Enjoy the faq!







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A: History
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Year is 2026(Future)

A maniac rules Americas largest city. When heís sitting in his chair,
relaxed and thinking evil thoughts about how he will punch the people who 
have rebelled,
a computer starts to beep.
He looks at the screen, thoughtfully about what it can be.
Then slowly the text comes up and his face starts to get white,
sweatís treaming down from his forehead,
and the hair raises in the neck. The intruders are ninjas, and they are here 
to take his life.
He starts desperately to organize troops out to find them, destroy them, and 
then he equips
himself with a long dagger, waiting for them to arrive. He knows they will 
find him,
he canít escape, they are ninjas, trained in the shadow skill and they will 
come.

So, more history I donít think you need, I guess you get the point.
You are ninjas, send out to kill the emperor.

I suggest you check the intro by not pressing anything when the main text 
ĒBlue ShadowĒ appears.
Listen to
the great music and ĒfeelĒ into the game.

Intro text says:

United states of America year 2029 A.D. Due to the dictatorial goverment of 
Emperor Garuda
a number of lives has been lost. In order to defeat the Emperor Garuda two 
shadows appear.
ĒNinjaĒ they are called.


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B: Control
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The control in this game is very good, if I may say it myself. (I love it! 
Best control all games ever, all consoles!) This is how you learn the art of 
Ninjas while sitting in your room looking at the tv:

Beat/Swing your dagger: Press B-button to use your dagger. Useful against 
bad guys.

Jump: Press A-button to jump. Could it be good to get higher up?

Run: Hold the Movement-button(Big black button at left) down at a direction.
Character will move directly.
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Special Magic Attack: An attack not so useful, but cool. Hold A-and B-button 
down a long time.
Then your energy-meter will start to shine, and after a while, the Hero will 
take up his sword
and do a lighting attack, killing all enemies at the screen. Be sure to have 
a lot of energy in the tank,
cuz it costs half your energy!!! If you donít have quite much energy, the 
attack will not work.
Itís so expensive to use(costs more energy than it is worth) and thatís why 
I never use it.
(Mostly, you wonít need it, but maybe at some bosses it would be easier.)
Check it out some time.

Climb: Press Up-button on the Movement-pad and the Character will start 
climbing up
if youíre on the ladder. To come up at the ladder, press Up while being 
close to the ladder.








How to use special items(like Shurikens): Ninjas often have special 
secret-weopons with them.
Shuriken (for those not too familiar with the assasination-art) is a weopon 
that you throw at your enemy.
It looks like a star with sharp edges that will go into your skin and hurt 
you fatal.
( Cruel but effective). You use it by picking up a power-up item at the 
screen and throw them with the B-button. The Shurikens are in three stages. 
All the stages of the stars are how many daggers
youíve picked up before. If you picked up no sword (first level) stars will 
go slowly forward,
hitting enemies. If you picked up one more sword(Level 2) the Shurikens 
suddenly changed to
be much faster and more powerful. If you pick up two swords(level 3) you 
will have shurikens
that will go directly to the enemy, without problems. The are like seekers.
So if you want the seekers, pick up two or more swords first, then take the 
shurikens.


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Yeah, there are a few bad guys in this game also. (Bosses are not included 
in this section,
check the Bozz-section for that.) This is the description of the enemies and 
fellas in this game.
There are also some advices how to kick them, and a list how hard they are.
All names to the enemies is what I call them, based on how they look. 
Alright, leís start:

Wicked sea-man: Green pants and some kinda blue hat on the head. There are 
many of them
at the first stages at the sea-area. These guys are really wimps. One swing 
with the sword
and they are history. No advices needed, just feel free to play with Ďem as 
ya want.

Running fools: Big brown guys running around trying to push you out for a 
gap.
(They never succeded at me). Takes a some swings to get them out of the way, 
but after 4-7 times
they wonít disburbing ya for a while. They never tries to hurt ya, just 
pushing you out.
Jump up on a box and then start swinging, or just leave them for the rest of 
the game.
They are easy, never hurts you, just bothering ya for a while.

Tangle-people: People with long-ranged weopons trying to hit ya.
They looks like women with blue clothes. Just run away from them or wait for 
the right time
to go and kick their ass. Look out for the snatch! They are a bit harder 
than the other ones,
but no problemo for players like us. No advice needed.

Propeller creepers: Enemies with white/blue colour. They flies towards you 
first,
then if you hit Ďem theyíll land to get you. But they are easy. Just 2-3 
swings and theyíll be dead.
(When you meet these enemies, you often have the shurikens, making it even 
more easy.)
No advices needed.

Missile launchers: A trap set out by the evil guy. Machines that launches 
missiles at you.
The coulor is white. Youíll meet them at the first stage, when climbing up 
to the roof.
You canít kill these ones, so just avoid the missiles. No advices needed 
really,
but make sure to evade the missiles or youíll be hurt.

Commanders: Brown soldiers that are big. They try hit you, and theyíll slide 
against you.
These guys are also very easy(and some of Ďem might even drop an 
energy-bottle).
Just duck when standing close to them, and start hitting. After a while 
theyíll slide against you.
Jump over them and repeat sitting low and strike. Easy guys.

Toxic Gas: A trap at level 1.(No trap really, but a bit annoying) Gas will 
come out
and hit you if you donít make sure to avoid it. Canít be killed either. Just 
avoid Ďem and go thru.
Green/White coulor.








Droids: Small machines moving at the ground. Very common at stage 1.
Just two hits and theyíll be dead. Theyíre no problem, but they can hit you 
often,
cuz they strike from low. White coulor. No advice needed.

Monkey: A mad red monkey hopping around. Heís like a parasite, but 1 hit and 
heís gone.
No advice needed.

Droid guards: Orange/red coulor. They stand with a shield guarding themself, 
and suddenly
they pick up a gun and starts shooting. Just hit Ďem 4 times and theyíll be 
dead. No advices neeeded.

Ninjas with rears: Ninjas coming swimming under water. Just exists at level 
1-2 and is quite easy.
Blue coulor under water, and changes to red when they come up. They throw 
shurikens,
so be careful. Run away from them is my advice. But you can stay to kill 
them. Anyway,
they are no real problem.

Snake machine: A machine looking like a snake. Only exists at level 1-2.
Comes up from a rear and shoots bullets. Give him some medecine( strikes 
with your weopon)
and he wonít disturb you anymore. This guy might be a little more problem,
but should be nothing dangerous. Here. you should have the shurikens, if you 
didnít throw all away.
Just hit him and heíll die soon.

Boomerang fellas: Green pants with no tíshirt. They throw boomerangs at you.
Those boomerangs could be irritating, so kill the guys fast so you get rid 
of Ďem.
Thereís no tactic, just beat as fast as you can.

Droids with two bodies: Robots that can spit up in two; one with the legs 
running crazy
and the body floating up in the air. White coulor. They are also easy, just 
kill the legs and continue
your journey. Never mind the body, more problem killing him thatís worth.

Maniacs: Running guys with brown coulor. They are just running around slowly 
forward.
Two hits and they are dead. No advice needed.

Soldiers: Soldiers running around with a gun. They are white with blue pants 
and black head.
They shoots bullets up in the air, that falls down. Just a few strikes and 
heís dead. Easy one.
Just exists at Level 4. No advice needed.

Shooting machines: Big machines shooting with two rears. Hit the blinking 
point at Ďem.
and theyíll break down. No advice needed.

Boxers: Guys volting around and starts knocking you down. Blue pants and 
white jacket.
Looks like the Soldiers, but these guys use their fists instead of a gun. 
Run away from Ďem.
They are not so easy to hit, so donít bother doing that. No advice needed. 
They just exists at level 4.

Rolling wheels: Wheels rolling around a metal-plate. Canít be killed, so get 
outta there.
They are no threat. Yellow coulor.

Spinning ninja: A ninja spinning around. Just hit him a few times and heíll 
be dead.
No advice needed.

Giant robots: Yellow coulor and they are big. Takes a lot of hits to destroy 
them,
but youíll get an energy-bottle. No need in killing them. No advices needed.

Jumping robots: Robots jumping around spitting bullets. Yellow coulor. They 
just exists at level 5.
They are quite hard, so run away from Ďem.

Bomb: A trap. A bomb that will explode if you go near. Purple coulor. Go 
near it,
and then walk away from it fast. It will blow up and disappear. Only exists 
at level 5.






Lazers: A trap. A huge lazerbeam will go toward you. Be aware, it kills a 
lot!
Avoid it as much you can. Only exists at stage 5. White coulor.

Spear throwers: Throws spears after ya. Purple coulor. Can be killed,
but often is too far away to reach. Forget Ďem and go for the master 
himself.
Youíre near now. They only exists at level 5.


Sword-fighters: Guys fighting desperately with their swords.
They sit down with their shield as protection. Purple coulor. Kick them when 
they open up.
Not hard. No advice needed.

Rolling ball: A ball rolling at the last level in the game. Is hard to kill,
but not dangerous at all. Let it be and head for the master a few steps more 
up.


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Weopons:

You can pick up a few different weopons in this game. The first weopon you 
can get is the sword.
If you pick up swords and you already use the sword, the range will be 
longer. If you have two swords
( You have one and pick up another one) you will get the short range.
There will be a little flash when swinging the sword. Then you can strike at 
longer space.
If you pick up one more sword(picked two swords without changing sword)
you will get the full range. Now, the sword will have long range and that 
could be very useful to have.
You canít have more range than this. Myself, I think two daggers more than 
the beginning
(most long range) is the best weopon in the game. So start collecting 
daggers when you see them.


Another weopon is the morning star. Itís a weopon that has long range
(but not so long as maximum sword got) and is quite strong. You can beat at 
up,
down and diagonal as you canít with the sword. The problem is that itís a 
slow weopon,
and this one you canít load up. So I prefer the swords. And this weopon 
simetimes donít even hit when striking! With other words, donít trust this 
weopon. The sword is much better.

Shurikens: The small throwing stars that is quite good to have, but they 
really donít make no difference.
You canít have these one forever, cuz u just have a few of them. But they 
are never needed that much
(I donít like the seekers, then ya canít aim for yourself.)


Recover energy:

There are some bottles you can pick up that recovers your energy.
Some of the bottles recovers half of the energy, some more.
The ones recovering more are the blinking ones. Bottles can you get from 
boxes you find at the way,
or by some killing enemies.

Pergaments:

The pergaments can you find in only one box(last stage). The outcome is 
full-powered sword.
You can get the l. The pergaments are rare(just one in the whole game), so 
look for them if you see Ďem.
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E: Stages and some information
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There are 5 stages overall at the game, each with more levels(about 3-4).
Sounds more than it is. The game is really easy, but a few small problems 
can occur.
(Like last boss, Garuda.) But donít worry, all stuff ya need is in this faq, 
and if it isnít,
feel free to mail me. (But I guess you wonít get no problems, the game is 
easy.)
Hereís a short overall look description on the stages:

Stage 1: The Harbor

Stage one is located at the Harbor. This is a nice area.
I love the feeling running in the rain here near the sea, while hearing the 
music.
This stage is easy overall. There are quite many enemies, but all are wimps.
There are 4 levels here and a boss at the last, some kind of mechanical bird
throwing electrical stuff out. But the stage is easy.

Stage 2: The sewers

Youíre running thru the sewers(I think) and ninjas will jump up. I love this 
sequence too
because the music is great. Here, youíll meet many enemies also, but they 
are all quite easy.
At the end of all the levels, youíll meet the panzar-boss. Heís very easy, 
but if you get any kinda problems, check ĒBozz-section.ĒOverall, this stage 
is easy. There are just 2 stages here,
and the last is the boss.

Stage 3: The City

Love this stage too. I like the background here. Youíre jumping over gaps 
with New York City
in the background. Feel free at this stage, and feel the force. Be sure to 
load power(concentrate)
before you try to jump over a gap, cuz if you fall down, youíll lose much 
energy.
There are quite many enemies here, but they should be no problem. Look out 
for the Samurai-boss
at the end of stage, heís a little bit harder than the other ones. Overall, 
the stage are a little bit harder
than the other 2 before.

Stage 4: The factory

Here, you are in a factory looking for next boss.First of this level, is 
where all soldiers
with white clothes are running around. That level may not be so hard, but 
after, it will get harder.
Next level have some surprises maybe. Watch out for this level, coz this one 
is the hardest in the game
(what I think). There are not so many enemies maybe, but they have a few 
weopons and other stuff
making it harder. (I hate the orange ninjas!). Watch out so you donít fall 
into the gaps,
and be careful with the boss, Falcon Man. He can be dangerous. At this 
stage,
there are many jump from platform to next platform.Overall, this stage are 
hardest in the game.

Stage 5: Garudaís place

Last stage finally!! Now, Iím gonna get the sucker!!!!! Yeah, but you gotta 
get over a few traps first.
And I mean not a few, but many. These stages are full of bombs, lazers, 
enemies,
yeah you gotta go thru everything(sounds more than it is). Be sure to have 
the long-ranged sword here,
and be patient when you continue, cuz traps and lazers are outspread. But 
overall,
no very hard problems will be in your way for the master himself(then the 
problems start!)

Player information:

You have 16 in energy-force, like the bosses. But some of them you gotta hit 
more times before the energy goes down.







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F: Bozz strategies
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First boss: Stage 1-4

Called: Machine-bird


Description: A machine with brown coulor and a jet-speeder at the back. He 
shoots stars at you.


Advices: Avoid his stars and wait for him to come down to the ground. When 
itís down,
start pulverize him with your sword as much as you can when he open up his 
eyes.
When he flies up, avoid him and start running around. Hopefully, he wonít 
hit you.
When heís down, give him another one. After a while, he must be dead. The 
machine is easy to kill.
You must fail a lot if losing to this guy. (You can use the lighting bolt 
attack if you want,
but then he just dies 1/2.)

Hardness: 3/10

Second boss: Stage 2-3

Called: The panzar

Description: A huge panzar with yellow coulor and weopons around.


Advices: Start striking the gun at the bottom of the machine. When done,
you have a nice shelter for the coming rain of fire. Jump up to the eye and 
hit it once
(you canít hit it more, cuz the eye will turn to a gun). When the rain 
comes,
run under where the gun was, and wait for the fire to disappear. Then repeat 
the same until it dies.
Also an easy boss.

Hardness: 2/10

Third boss: Stage 3-1

Called: The dead samurai

Description: A big samurai build with bits of junk. Holds a long dagger.


Advices: If having a long range weopon(like the sword or the morning star)
DO NOT use it at long range. If, the samurai will die some energy,
but his body-parts will fall over you. Instead, go near him, hit him once 
and run away from his attack.
Repeat this a while, and his parts will fall down. (He donít loses any 
energy! Donít worry,
heís getting hurt, his energy will lower soon) Jump around to avoid him when 
he appears,
and repeat the strategy again. After a while heíll turn nuts. Then heís 
almost dead. Keep going now
(even if heís faster) and heís dead soon.

Hardness: 6/10










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Fourth boss: 4-3

Called: Falcon man

Description: A man in red jacket and blue jeans. Later heíll turn to an 
eagle.

Advice: This guy is one of the hardest bosses in the game. He kicks and 
attacks you with the bird.
After a few hits, he turns to a falcon. Then he starts flying around, 
shooting lazer at ya.
When heís flying in the middle, just stands still, heís waiting to dive down 
at ya.
Then, run around fast the screen from one wing to the other. If doing 
successfully,
heíll miss ya. Start hitting him. Then, avoid the lazer-beams by running to 
the wing away
from him to the corner, and the lazer wonít hit ya. Then, start running 
again,
to avoid him diving down at ya. Repeat and after some time, heís dead.
(Donít use the chainmail, itís worthless. Sometimes when hitting him with 
it,
he wonít be hurt, use the sword. ) Do not use the lighting-bolt attack.
He wonít be hurt by it, but youíll lose half your energy. Just control 
yourself and heíll be dead.

Hardness: 8/10

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Fifth and Last boss Level 5-2

Called: Emperor Garuda

Description: First a scientist, then he turn himself to a big ninja with 
green suit.

Advice: This boss is definetly the hardest one in the game. The boss is 
hard,
but if you keep trying, youíll get him. Here you actually need some advice 
maybe.
Ok, first of all, you need to be quick in the fingers and the mind, and you 
must ĒtimeĒ
when the boss do his movements. All of this must fit perfectly to kill him.
But after some tries, youíll probably get him. Just be very sure to clear 
the game,
and try and try and youíll get him to last(yeah, I know it is very 
irritating to die and try,
die and try, and repeat this many times, butís the only way.)
Ok, hereís some advices:

When youíre heading upwards toward Garuda at the level(you know the floor 
highers up)
you will get to the stairs leading up. Here, you can take one item from the 
box.
Hereís a cool thing: You think you only have time to take one of them, but 
in fact,
you can take both!!! But thatís very very hard and very risky!!! If you 
succeed,
youíve got Garuda almost killed already, cuz with full power of the sword, 
and full energy,
he got no chance(if you donít screw up) but as I said; to get the two items 
is HARD!!!!
You gotta be very fast and have a bit luck. But you can try it, but it is 
dangerous.
My advice is to you to take the Full-powered sword(the pergament)
if you donít already have full-powered sword(then you take the energy.)
With the full-powered sword, you can reach Garuda with it for a long range,
and this will be very handy(ecspecially when heís turning red).
If youíre careful and donít do too many mistakes, the full-powered sword 
should be enough.
But still, heís hard. If you choose the other alternative; the energy, you 
will have full energy
but no long sword, and then it will be very difficult to hit Garuda.
And I think it is much easier with a long sword, than the energy at top.
(If you have both, youíre in a golden position).
So I suggest you choose left and take the pergament(longest range sword).






Hereís the tactic if taking the Full-powered sword:
(Remember that this guy is hard. But then the reward is much better.)

Garuda will turn from the scientist to a big green ninja. He jumps up,
and while heís coming down, blast him once with your sword: Then watch out,
cause heís gonna run toward you fastly and try to hit you with his dagger.
Avoid the strike. Then he starts to jump to left side, shooting 
energy-fields at you.
Run away from them, and wait. Now he throws a small wave toward you. Duck 
and wait.
Heíll jump over to right side. Now the energy-fields should be gone and heís 
running toward you
again with the dagger. Evade the strike, then finally blast him all that you 
can!!!!!!
After a small time, he jumps to left and throws out energy-fields again. 
Avoid them,
duck from his wave, watch him jump over to right side, watch out for the 
dagger,
give him swings and repeat everything again, many times. Heís not losing any 
energy!!
Well, actually he is. Itís just that it doesnít show on the meter. You have 
to hit him many many times
before the energy goes down. Hitting him many times later, heíll turn red.
Nowís the hard part. Problably you worked his energy down to low, so now 
there is no tactic.
Heís doing everything exactly the same, but much quicker. There are no 
tactic,
just try to avoid as many of his attacks as possible, and when he jumps over 
to next side
(right) shoot as much as you can. Then try to avoid the dagger.
Youíll probably lose more energy than him, but he has so little so itís soon 
gone.
Pray to the gods and do your best to hit him. Hopefully, heíll die.

Hardness: 10/10 (Hardest boss in the game.)

Hereís the tactic if just taking the energy:

Now, you will have the odds against you. Itís much harder to hit him now, 
than with the long-sword.
Now, avoid his dagger-attack, strike him as much as you can, go right to 
avoid the energy-bolts
when he jumps up. Duck under his wave-attack, and wait for him to get over 
to the right side.
Evade the dagger-attack, and hit him as much as you can. Repeat this stuff 
many many times
until he turns red.(Yeah, he turns red after a long while, even if the 
energy donít lowers.)
Then you will meet the problems. Garuda moves much faster,
and this time it is much harder to hit him. (Ecspecially without the 
long-ranged sword).
Try to avoid as much as attacks you can(itís quite difficult)
and when he enters right side with his dagger-attack, fastly attack him.
But this strategy is much much harder than that one with the full-powered 
sword.
The strategies are almost the same; but without the long-sword you must wait 
for the guy
coming down at right side. Then is your only chance to hit him(a short 
chance)
but with the long-ranged sword you can hit him at any side.
I suggest you choose tactic Full-powered sword if ya wanna kill him.

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G: Walkthru!
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So, hereís the walkthrough to the whole game. All stuff you may need to know 
to get through this game
(from beginning til end) is written here. The boss-stuff are in two places 
if you want.
The first are at sectionĒBozz-strategiesĒ but to be nice I copied that where 
the boss comes,
making you more lazy.The walkthru is quite detailed, but at some things I 
didnít bother to say
(likewhen finding a box, killing just ordinary enemies and more).  Well, 
enjoy the walkthrough!!!

Choose your hero in the game. Hayate(male ninja with blue coulored dress) or 
Kaede (female ninja with red dress. Both have the same skills.) If you play 
two guys, the first player is Hayate and the second Kaede.

Stage 1- Level 1-1-------The ship

You find yourself out on a ship, rain pouring. Go right a long long way, 
thru all enemies and stuff.
(Hear the wonderful music!) Continue to the right. Kill the commander and 
get to the next stage.
(Music is great!)




Stage 1-Level 1-2-------The sea


You find yourself at the harbor, just outside. Rain still pours down. Go 
right far far.
(That means over all boxes and stuff). Do not take the morning star(just an 
advice)
and start climbing up. Look out for the missiles the green/white machines 
are dropping out.
Take the sword(youíll get level 2 at the sword-range). Climb up and go 
right. Go into next level.

Stage 1-Level 1-3 .-------The Harbor

Now, youíre in the harbor. Many gaps awaits. Go right. Jump from the 
platform over to next,
where you find the sword.(Now, you got full power, if you didnít die). Go on 
to the right.
Make sure to see two platforms, then jump up from the first one two next.
Take the energy-box and enter the boss.

Stage 1 -Level 1-4--------The mechanic bird

First boss in the game. Hereísome tactics:

Advices: Avoid his stars and wait for him to come down to the ground. When 
itís down,
start pulverize him with your sword as much as you can when he open up his 
eyes.
When he flies up, avoid him and start running around. Hopefully, he wonít 
hit you.
When heís down, give him another one. After a while, he must be dead. The 
machine is easy to kill.
You must fail a lot if losing to this guy. (You can use the lighting bolt 
attack if you want,
but then he just dies 1/2.)

Stage 2 -Level 2-1--------The sewers


Go right a long while. (Fantastic music!) Youíll meet a big snake.
Jump from side to side and hit him, until he gets. Go right and up. Kill the 
droids and go up.
Head right. Wait for the boomerang to return before you go down. Kill the 
droid,
and then kill the boomerang-guy sitting. Go up and kill next. Head right.
Wait for the boomerang to come, then go down again. Kill droid,
kill boomerang guy number 3 sitting(then he canít hit ya.) Go right, on the 
upper deck.
(Make sure to go at the upper deck, cuz Blue Shadow is a game where you 
canít go back,
and if ya go down, ya canít take the energy.) Here, youíll face a few 
robots. No problem,
they are easy. Take the energy-drink. Go right. Kill the boomerang guy
(or do as I always do, jump over him, then you get outta troubles.)
Now, next level will appear.

Stage 2 -Level 2-2--------The Elevator place


Go right, thru all enemies. Take the elevator up. Kill the commanders
(if you need energy) and continue right. Here, next level will come. (An 
easy boss.)

Stage 2 -Level 2-3---------The panzar

Advices: Start striking the gun at the bottom of the machine. When done,
you have a nice shelter for the coming rain of fire. Jump up to the eye and 
hit it once
(you canít hit it more, cuz the eye will turn to a gun). When the rain 
comes, run under where the gun was,
and wait for the fire to disappear. Then repeat the same until it dies. Also 
an easy boss.










Stage 3- Level 3-1---------New York City

Yeah, nice view over N.Y. Go right. Be careful with the gaps. Climb the 
ladders, and go up.
Head right. Kill the boomerang-guy(or jump over) and continue to the right. 
Climb the ladder.
Go right, thru the boomerang-guy. Kill the guards, and climb up.
Jump to the place when they will stand up, and then sit down while striking. 
Go down the rears,
and here is a hidden energy-bottle. Make sure to take it. Itís at the right 
corner, in the black.

The boss: The dead Samurai:

Duck and strike with your sword. It will come up. Go up and head right. Kill 
the Samurai-guy!!!
Advices: If having a long range weopon(like the sword or the morning star)
DO NOT use it at long range. If, the samurai will die some energy,
but his body-parts will fall over you. Instead, go near him, hit him once 
and run away from his attack.
Repeat this a while, and his parts will fall down. (He donít loses any 
energy! Donít worry,
heís getting hurt, his energy will lower soon) Jump around to avoid him when 
he appears,
and repeat the strategy again. After a while heíll turn nuts. Then heís 
almost dead. Keep going now
(even if heís faster) and heís dead soon.


Stage 4- Level 4-1---------Outside the factory

Head right. (Tha music is incredibly good!!!!!) Head up. Take the sword. 
Continue up.
When up on the roof, go right. Kill the boxers if you have to, then head 
right.
Here, step up on the machines and strike the buttons. Tehy hopefully 
breakdowns.
Go right to next level.

Stage 4- Level 4-2---------Inside the factory

Hardest level in the game. Go right. Jump up and go right.KILL THE NINJA!
(I hate this one! I say to all of you to kill him for vengeance to me!!! 
Just do me that favor!)
Go right and down. Youíre choice taking or not taking the shurikens. Go down 
and left.
Go down and right. Go down and left. KILL THE NINJA! Go right(here a hand 
points right).
Jump up at the blue ceiling and turn up. Open the boxes and choose 
weopon(the sword!)
Go right and KILL THE NINJA!!! Go up then with the lift. Go right.
Go right and thru all elevator-things. KILL THE NINJA!!!!! Go up by climbing 
the lifts.
Kill the big robot by pressing down and not press at all at the control pad, 
so you swarm around him.
The reward is an energy-bottle. (Could be handy now!) Go up and right. KILL 
THE NINJA!!!
Go right up with the elevator. Go right to next level(the boss Falcon Man!)

Stage 4- Level 4-3--------The Falcon Man

Advice: This guy is one of the hardest bosses in the game. He kicks and 
attacks you with the bird.
After a few hits, he turns to a falcon. Then he starts flying around, 
shooting lazer at ya.
When heís flying in the middle, just stands still, heís waiting to dive down 
at ya.
Then, run around fast the screen from one wing to the other. If doing 
successfully,
heíll miss ya. Start hitting him. Then, avoid the lazer-beams by running to 
the wing away
from him to the corner, and the lazer wonít hit ya. Then, start running 
again,
to avoid him diving down at ya. Repeat and after some time, heís dead.
(Donít use the chainmail, itís worthless. Sometimes when hitting him with 
it,
he wonít be hurt, use the sword. ) Do not use the lighting-bolt attack.
He wonít be hurt by it, but youíll lose half your energy. Just control 
yourself and heíll be dead.











Stage 5- Level 5-1--------Outside Garudaís place


Last stage! But there are a few more long levels. Burning skyscrapers in the 
background.
DAMN GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD 
MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Go right. Run away from the annoying robots, and go right. Evade the lazers 
and go up.
Continue up and then go right. Go right and thru the bombs and enemies(the 
shurikens are good here)
Go on to the right. Watch out here, cuz it will be a bit crize situation 
here maybe!!
Go on to the right and go down fastly so you wonít be hit by the lazer.
Go right and kill the robot that shoots his head and arm. Kill the next 
robot and proceed.
Be careful around here, cuz I guess you donít have too much energy left.
Kill all the droids around and take the energy. Nice to get one huh? Go 
right and into next level.

Stage5- Level 5-2--------Inside Garudaís place

Last stage!!! Oh man! I can almost feel Garudaís breath now! Leís go!

Go right, away from all spear-throwers. The floor will go up. You gotta get 
up quickly,
or else youíre history! Go up and get one/two if possible items
(I prefer both, but I usually take the long-range sword. Now, get ready for 
the final battle,
one on one, eye to eye, just honorful ninja-fight. Just the best will 
survive. Take a long breath,
gather your skills, find a good position to play in, and climb the last 
ladder....... And up there,
youíre worst enemy stands. Now, itís up to you if world will be free or 
not...... Good luck, youíll need it!!


How to beat Garuda(Same text as in Bozz-strategies):

This boss is definetly the hardest one in the game. The boss is hard,
but if you keep trying, youíll get him. Here you actually need some advice 
maybe.
Ok, first of all, you need to be quick in the fingers and the mind, and you 
must ĒtimeĒ
when the boss do his movements. All of this must fit perfectly to kill him.
But after some tries, youíll probably get him. Just be very sure to clear 
the game,
and try and try and youíll get him to last(yeah, I know it is very 
irritating to die and try,
die and try, and repeat this many times, butís the only way.)
Ok, hereís some advices:

When youíre heading upwards toward Garuda at the level(you know the floor 
highers up)
you will get to the stairs leading up. Here, you can take one item from the 
box.
Hereís a cool thing: You think you only have time to take one of them, but 
in fact,
you can take both!!! But thatís very very hard and very risky!!! If you 
succeed,
youíve got Garuda almost killed already, cuz with full power of the sword, 
and full energy,
he got no chance(if you donít screw up) but as I said; to get the two items 
is HARD!!!!
You gotta be very fast and have a bit luck. But you can try it, but it is 
dangerous.
My advice is to you to take the Full-powered sword(the pergament)
if you donít already have full-powered sword(then you take the energy.)
With the full-powered sword, you can reach Garuda with it for a long range,
and this will be very handy(ecspecially when heís turning red).
If youíre careful and donít do too many mistakes, the full-powered sword 
should be enough.
But still, heís hard. If you choose the other alternative; the energy, you 
will have full energy
but no long sword, and then it will be very difficult to hit Garuda.
And I think it is much easier with a long sword, than the energy at top.
(If you have both, youíre in a golden position).
So I suggest you choose left and take the pergament(longest range sword).








Hereís the tactic if taking the Full-powered sword:
(Remember that this guy is hard. But then the reward is much better.)

Garuda will turn from the scientist to a big green ninja. He jumps up,
and while heís coming down, blast him once with your sword: Then watch out,
cause heís gonna run toward you fastly and try to hit you with his dagger.
Avoid the strike. Then he starts to jump to left side, shooting 
energy-fields at you.
Run away from them, and wait. Now he throws a small wave toward you. Duck 
and wait.
Heíll jump over to right side. Now the energy-fields should be gone and heís 
running toward you
again with the dagger. Evade the strike, then finally blast him all that you 
can!!!!!!
After a small time, he jumps to left and throws out energy-fields again. 
Avoid them,
duck from his wave, watch him jump over to right side, watch out for the 
dagger,
give him swings and repeat everything again, many times. Heís not losing any 
energy!!
Well, actually he is. Itís just that it doesnít show on the meter. You have 
to hit him many many times
before the energy goes down. Hitting him many times later, heíll turn red.
Nowís the hard part. Problably you worked his energy down to low, so now 
there is no tactic.
Heís doing everything exactly the same, but much quicker. There are no 
tactic,
just try to avoid as many of his attacks as possible, and when he jumps over 
to next side
(right) shoot as much as you can. Then try to avoid the dagger.
Youíll probably lose more energy than him, but he has so little so itís soon 
gone.
Pray to the gods and do your best to hit him. Hopefully, heíll die.

Hardness: 10/10 (Hardest boss in the game.)

Hereís the tactic if just taking the energy:

Now, you will have the odds against you. Itís much harder to hit him now, 
than with the long-sword.
Now, avoid his dagger-attack, strike him as much as you can, go right to 
avoid the energy-bolts
when he jumps up. Duck under his wave-attack, and wait for him to get over 
to the right side.
Evade the dagger-attack, and hit him as much as you can. Repeat this stuff 
many many times
until he turns red.(Yeah, he turns red after a long while, even if the 
energy donít lowers.)
Then you will meet the problems. Garuda moves much faster,
and this time it is much harder to hit him. (Ecspecially without the 
long-ranged sword).
Try to avoid as much as attacks you can(itís quite difficult)
and when he enters right side with his dagger-attack, fastly attack him.
But this strategy is much much harder than that one with the full-powered 
sword.
The strategies are almost the same; but without the long-sword you must wait 
for the guy
coming down at right side. Then is your only chance to hit him(a short 
chance)
but with the long-ranged sword you can hit him at any side.
I suggest you choose tactic Full-powered sword if ya wanna kill him.


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This is what happens after beating Garuda, what the characters says, who did 
the game,
special thanks and more.

First, when hitting Garuda and his last energy is out, His head falls off.
The dragon-statues in the background starts to explode and after a while,
everything is black. Then a few pictures will come up. Text says:

ĒAt the end of the life and death struggle,
Garuda was overthrownĒ.

ĒTwo ninjas vanish into darkness to prepare for the next battle.Ē





(Guys that did this wonderful game. I had to clear the whole game two times 
to write their names down.
But thatís cool.)


STAFF


Program


Kazuhiko Ishihara

Grafic


Shunichi Taniguchi


Sound


Iku Mizutani
Kouichi Yamanishi

Special thanks


Toshiyasu Miyabe
S.K
Takashi Shinpo
Tomihisa Fuzimozo
Suyuya Takaoka
Tukio Morimoto
Moriyuki Kanaya
Atushi Tanaka
Nituroo


Supervisor


Kasari

C 1991 Natsume
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It took me a while to make this faq(even if itís not so damn big) so please 
respect this:

If you wanna copy it out, go ahead. But do not copy it out in too many 
copies, I think we should treat the world a little. (Without the trees, we 
are........)

Do not change the contest in this faq in anyway. Then, first mail me.

If you wanna put it on a site, MAIL ME FIRST!







Do not sell it in any kinda way!

Do gimme a mail if anything here is wrong.

And have a good life out there. Thatís it.


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§   I want to thank Steve Mcfadden(SMCfadden) for having so much fun and his 
mostly good reviews
(some of them are a little wicked, like Zelda 64 5/10 in score and FF3 to 
Snes 10/10)
but overall the reviews are great. (But it all depends on wich opinions you 
got.)

§ I want to thank Taito for making this great game and Natsume for bringing 
it out,
this game is one of the best to the old Nes,

the shopowner of a comic store here(he sells good Manga!),

§ Jeff for his work making a GREAT site for tv-games, the best site at 
internet ever(www.gamefaqs.com)

§ Square for making superb games,

§ Nintendo also for making the best console ever; Super Nintendo
(There are many many great games for that console, like Chrono Trigger,
Treasuer Hunter G, Shadowrun and many more),

§ and all other Faq-writers that kept me inspired,

§ Jimi Hendrix for great music to work with,

§ Wesley Snipes with his cool movies,

§ Eddie Murphy for so much fun,

§ Blackjack4x for his good and many reviews,

§ Capcom for their great games,

§ Barry Sadler for making a great book-collection(Casca),

§ Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird for creating ĒTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesĒ 
that I have so much fun with,

§GluecoseJoe for his many many many reviews(Over 332),

§ Marshmallow for a super-faq to Zelda64,

yeah this list could be made long. I hope I didnít forget anyone.
Then I hope you know that you guys should have some credit too.

THANX A LOT TO ALL OF YOU!!!

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Q: Where are the hidden energy-bottle at level 3-1? I canít find it!

A: Just strike some around the dark corner before the boss. Hopefully, 
youíll find it.

Q: Is a sequel to this game out or on way?

A: I donít know. Guys knowing anything could send help in.

Q: I canít beat Garuda!!!!

A: Yeah, heís tough. But keep trying and practise, and use my tips at 
ĒBozz-sectionĒ.
Thatís the only I can help you with. Good luck!

Q: I love ninja stuff but this ainít a ĒpureĒ ninja game if you Ďnow what I 
mean!

A: Yeah, I like Ēninja stuffĒ too. (Is this a question?)

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I like mails, so if you wanna send one, itís cool. This game is quite good, 
donít you think?
I love the music!I have some stuff here that I want some help with:

If anyone wants to do a faq(maybe donít know to wich game or anything else).
I would be glad if someone did a faq to one (or even better many) of these 
games:

Super Empire Strikes Back-----------Super Nintendo(Snes)
Rescue Rangers-----------------------Nintendo Entertainment System(Nes)
NBA live 97---------------------------Super Nintendo(Snes)
Skyblazer------------------------------Super Nintendo(Snes)
International Superstar Soccer----- -Super Nintendo (Snes)
Last Action Hero---------------------Super Nintendo(Snes)
Chessmaster--------------------------Nintendo Entertainment System(Nes)
Little Samson------------------------ Nintendo Entertainment System(Nes)
Duck Tales--------------------------- Nintendo Entertainment System(Nes)
Super Mario Brothers 2-------------Nintendo Entertainment System(Nes)
Power Blade--------------------------Nintendo Entertainment System(Nes)
Snake Rattle níroll-------------------Nintendo Entertainment System(Nes)
Addamís family----------------------Nintendo Entertainment System (Nes)
Contra 3: The alien Wars------------Super Nintendo(Snes)

Or else I need to do all faqs to these games by myself. I know that nobody 
else have done a faq
to these games yet at www.gamefaqs.com 1999-09-02. So then you would be the 
first.
And I would be pleased and very happy cause otherwise, I have to work my ass 
off!
So if you donít know to wich game you wanna do a faq or if you wanna do a 
faq to a game
nobody else have done one to(1999-09-02) these are some games.

Be cool anywhere you are!! And have fun!!








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Game name is Blue Shadow/Shadows of the Ninja. Producer is Taito, but 
Natsume was the one giving it out.
Itís all about the evil emperor Garuda that rules the biggest city in 
America, and you are the ninja that will stop him. A very good and nice game 
overall. I love all the music in the game, grafic is quite ok to be at Nes, 
character move nice and smoothly, no bugs, just a perfect game sitting down 
and play. This faq was made by me, Per Granbom, Sunshine. If you have 
anything to say, gimme a mail at lufia3@hotmail.com and Iíll get back to 
you. There are 5 stages, each with 3-4 levels and one boss. Last 
boss(Garuda) could be a problem. But overall, the game is easy. But very 
good. Must say this are the best to Nes. Hereís my review to the game(could 
also be find at www.gamefaqs.com) Check it out:


Game is made 1992 by Taito and produced by Natsume.
As you can see, the game is very old, 7 years but still it is great.
This is a ninja-game that holds a long time. Why?! Well, read on:

Grafic: Grafic is not so good as it can be, but to nes it is quite ok. 
Motion and speed is perfect. The animation moves on perfect and thatís the 
most important thing in this game. If youíre not a grafic freak, youíll love 
this game.

Score grafic:8/10

Music: The music is perfect! I love the music when you run through the rain, 
feeling the force with you. At the six stages it is perfect and fast music, 
fitting to the control. Youíll also love it, it is best, makes this game 
great.

Score music:11/10

Control: Best ever done! You have totally control over the character and can 
move in all directions needed. In many games(like actraiser) you move 
slowly, but here you move fast and without problems. You need to play the 
game to understand.

Score control: 10/10

Challenge: Not good, very easy to clear, but it is a so good game throughout 
so I have cleared the
game thousands of times, without getting bored.

Score Challenge: 6/10

Playing the game again: You can play this game how many times you want. I 
have never got bored, because this
game has perfect control, music and feeling. You can play it again, and 
again.

Score Playing the game again: 9.4/10

Overall score: 11/10
Overall: This game is perfect for a game, and will always stay in my mind. 
It is not complicated,
you just have to sit down in your chair, relax, feel the power, and start 
playing. There is no complicated story,
no problems with animations, problems in the game, you just have to sit down 
and relax and clear the game and
hear the music.

Overall score: 11/10

BEST NES GAME EVER DONE!
(Trust me, this game beats FF3 with a lot!Best game to have just play, not 
do anything else.)

And thatís all folks! Be good now!