Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles FAQ Version 1.0 – Made on 12/17/06 By Oscar yang, “X-uzumaki-X” 1. Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) 2. Battle Tips 3. Game guide (not mission by mission, just the ones I think are harder, But if you want specifics, email me, [email protected]) 4. Secrets and Things that can be Unlocked Note: I call Power strike “Rasengan” because that is what they call it in Japanese Naruto; I’m just used to it. Note: Please Contact me before using anything in this guide. Thank you! 1. Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) Q: “What is Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles?” A: Uzumaki Chronicles is a fantastic Naruto, which is a popular Japanese manga/anime, video game. It has excellent graphics and is amazingly addictive and fun. Q: “Is it really worth the money? I’m having doubts on how good it is.” A: Yes! When I was going to buy it, all I was thinking was hoping it wasn’t some horrible game. But it is REALLY worth it. Q: “What’s your rating? A: 4 ½ out of 5. Now for me, I am VERY difficult to please when it comes to video games. Most of the other good games are rate I are 3’s and 4’s. Only my most favorite games are 4+. 2. Battle tips * If you’re like me, and you hate the protecting missions where you have to guard cargo, don’t you think your teammates should be in there with Naruto kicking ninja butt together, not fighting like a silly game of tag wrestling? Well the tip for protecting missions is to always use your shadow clones. Don’t rely on Neji’s 64 palms, if you’re in a hurry, that’s going to eat to many seconds from your time limit. Whenever you fight during these missions, always charge your shadow clones to full blast and try don’t lock on if you have the skill chip “Naruto U barrage” equipped in your skill plate. Check the Radar and when you see enemies near the cargo, run their and let loose your shadow clones, they should stall the enemy or wipe them out, leaving you more time to take care of the other baddies. Try to always have both Extra Clone chips equipped. 4 clones are your life savers in cargo protection missions. Note: NEVER! Jump and summon shadow clones, and make sure you summon your clones very close to the enemy. * For Skill Plates; Equip the best and most used chips first. Examples are; “Naruto U barrage”, Extra Clone A and B because “Naruto U barrage” only works if you can summon 4 clones (you do not need these 3 if you have “Naruto’s essence”, but most people don’t get that till the last mission of the game and they replay it), Perfect strike, Air dash, Flash jump, and etc. Then set the taijitsu, ninjitsu, and whatever other special chips you have that are left over (if you have a good one like tai attack +4 you might want to set that after you set your special chips like ones listed above, I don’t like taijitsu +5 cause it takes up so much space it drives you ludicrous, but the second +5 that cost 1230 virtue is an okay one.). Try to put your chips in a good pattern so they only take up the room they need. Don’t just put them all randomly bunched up in the center and you leave like 72 little triangles everywhere around the plate. Put them in spots where they don’t disrupt the placement of other valuable chips. Some people think empty chips are a waste of money, they are in the beginning, but at the near end, they are very useful. Say you have a stupid little empty spot on the plate, say a small triangle. Just your luck, you already used both of your “taijitsu +1” and “ninjitsu+ 1” chips. Empty chips 1, 2, 3 are all small triangles. Fill in the holes with them and all other chips until your plate is full. A full plate gives a huge bonus to your highest stat in the plate. So if your highest amount is taijitsu (1 little triangle is 1 point, so if a ninjitsu chip takes up 2 triangles, you get 2 ninjitsu points), you’ll get a huge bonus for taijitsu if you fill in all the chips on the plate. NOTE: USE EMPTY CHIPS ONLY IF YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHIPS OF THE SAME SHAPE. THEY GIVE NO BONUS WHAT SO EVER ANDARE ONLY TO BE USED TO FILL IN THE PLATE, NOT GIVE BONUSES. * Try to save some virtue for raising stamina or health, you haven’t raised your health high enough until it cost about 1200 to raise it, and then you can lighten the raising. I suggest you always check the new skill chips (A message appears when you get new ones available for purchase) before raising stamina or health, to me skill chips come first. Then use the left over virtue to boost up your health and stamina, unless you’re saving virtue for a specific chip. * In a regular mission in whom you don’t have to protect or find something, always check your radar. Hunt down those nasty baddies by locking on to them and dashing furiously around! X-X-X-X-X-X-X!!!!!KEEP PUSHING X! Not literally breaking that button in half, but dashing around when an enemy is nearby is a good strategy. You’ll usually never get hit, and if you do, let’s hope you’re good at substitutions. Lock onto you target, and charge up Rasgengan (power strike) to max (This is only useful if you have the chip “perfect strike” available and you actually have it equipped). Don’t ever let go of that charge button even when it’s maxed until you find an opening. A good way to find openings is to wait and make sure the enemy isn’t flailing his butt all over the map. Hitting the target with a few punches, just 1 – 3 not 78, makes them sitting ducks. So when you want to kill that ninja crook, stop dashing randomly like a headless chicken. Just dash around that enemy, and when you’re in a good spot, say behind the enemy, Dash straight up their and land a few punches. After those punches land, with no delay, LET THE DOGS OUT. GET YOUR FINGER OFF THAT CHARGE BUTTON, AND LET THEM EAT PURE CHAKRA! Note: Always keep locked on to your target. Rasengan isn’t useful if you’re not locked * If you want to keep a distance from an Enemy, use Naruto U barrage. This allows Naruto to attack at an enemy no matter how far as long as they are locked on. While they’re down, it doesn’t hurt to throw a few fire kunai or something. I personally like to flash jump or air dash before I throw a projectile, although it gives it a slight less accuracy, it gives the projectile more flexibility. * If your one of those taijitsu types, the heaven upward combo is very effective. As usual, keep dashing. If you’re really good at dashing, try locking on to an enemy and dashing around them in circles. When you want to attack, dash closer to them and push square twice, it takes some practice, but once you get it down, Naruto should perform a powerful taijitsu tackle attack! Note: pushing triangle twice instead of square will do the flip kick. * No matter what type of Ninja you are, you need ninjitsu (including rock lee: D just because he can’t use it doesn’t mean he doesn’t need it)! After you finish a combo, try to launch another rasengan at them. This is why I emphasize in always charging your ninjitsu’s. Even if the target is still on the ground, Rasengan will still hit them. Be sure to lock on first. * The best way to use Nine Tail power is on a boss. Charge up to them and use taijitsu. When using taijitsu while in Nine Tail mode, your clones stay out and fight as well. They can also use Rasengan. The way to really handle Nine Tail mode is to use a lot of taijitsu combos. The good thing is, Your opponent is in slow-mo and they don’t get knocked away when you use a strong attack (back fist, heaven upward kick, etc) so you can keep bashing them. After you finish a combo, TAP power strike, and continue onto the next combo, Repeat as much as needed. * ALWAYS; Lock on to your target unless you have a reason not to (shadow clones when you don’t want to use barrage is an example). Keep plenty of weapons; fire kunais, 8-way fire bombs, and 3 or 6 –way shurikans are my personal favorites. 3. Game guide I’m only going to write about missions that I felt were difficult. If the mission you need help on isn’t listed, please email me (address at the top), I’ll be more then happy to assist. “Shop Assistant” Karin needs your help in advertising Emporium Karin’s ninja tools. This mission may look hard to some people, but it’s quite simple. Don’t pay attention to Naruto when he throws the advertisements after a fight. That helps doesn’t help you. Your goal is to defeat a certain number of ninja. I’m not sure what the number is. But it should be around 6-7 battles worth of ninjas. You can always check if you beat the number by choosing the “Ask around” option at the leaf village. “The Missing Tamasaburo” When you get to the part where you have to find the honey dew plant, it’s actually quite simple. Don’t think of it as like I Spy. In fact, you only need break one boulder with Chouji. Beat the enemies; sexy no jitsu doesn’t work on the kunoichi (female ninjas). After that, climb up the little uprising. There should be 2 more kunoichi, defeat them. Notice that large boulder? Break that with Chouji’s Human boulder and move forward and you find the Honey Dew plant. Optional: After you beat the 2 kunoichi, ignore the boulder and keep going on the same path. You’ll eventually find a treasure chest. Break it with a few attacks and you’ll get an item bag. These items are not random. There are many hidden treasure chest hidden throughout the game. Some are yellow (usually containing skill chips I believe) and some are black. The rarest items can only be obtained through these chests. They are the silver and gold kunai. 5 silver kunai equals 1 gold kunai. I don’t recommend just using these in a battle. After a certain amount of missions, Karin will trade them for rare skill chips only obtainable at the Emporium. After you break the Chest, go back to the boulder and break it. Then get the Honeydew plant and bring it back to the maker. Boss fight: Chouji UH-OH CHOUJI SNAPPED FROM HUNGER. He should be an easy boss. Charge up Rasengan and attack him. Keep locking onto him. Human boulder can do major damage if you don’t dodge it, possibly even killing you because if you get backed up onto a wall, you’ll get hit multiple times. Keep dashing when he uses human boulder, even if it misses, it’ll still come back. When his arm expands, Chouji is about to use Partial Expansion jutsu. You have no time to lose, quickly flash jump or jump up and hold it. When he finishes, continuing barraging him with attacks. It shouldn’t take to long to attack him. Note: Chouji has a new jitsu “Expansion Jitsu”. It’s like the Human boulder only it’s used for defense and doesn’t move. He usually uses it when you are close or using taijitsu. “Fragile- Do not Break” This ones just like your first mission only a bit harder. This time you get to form a team. I recommend Neji (not sure if he is available on this one, if not use someone else) and Sasuke. Their will be more enemies then the first mission so keep using your shadow clone jitsu at max. “Gamblers Fallacy” On your first fight you fight…Ninja monkeys? . Their a bit faster then the ninja you fought before. They are quite easy; just use taijitsu or Rasengan if you want to finish it quick. One full charged Rasengan should kill a ninja monkey. Boss Fight: Monkey Leader I really hope you have Nine Tail power available. If you don’t finish this battle quickly, the boss runs away and you have to find it and fight it with its hp full again. I suggest you lock onto the boss. Use Rasengan as much as you can. My personal way of using Rasengan is to keep fighting while it charges. So don’t just sit their waiting for the monkey to smack you while you’re charging. Use your taijitsu or weapons on the boss while you’re still charging Rasengan. Once it’s full, wait until the boss isn’t running around (lock on!), then just blast that monkey. Repeat. Use Nine Tail power whenever you can. (Read Battle tips for tips on how to use Nine Tail power to its full extent.) “Sasukes Pursuit” You don’t have to defeat all the enemies on each map. But there are a lot of treasure chests (including one silver kunai in near the save point). I’m going to skip to the Shrine gate part. Kiba mentions that there is a strong genjitsu guarding this shrine gate. The genjitsu is very difficult to find. The secret is you look at the Shrine gates shadow (walk close to the shrine gate, not so close you actually move to the next area, but close enough for you to see the shadow), The shadow should be leaning either right or left. If the shadow is leaning left, then that is the correct direction. You have to enter about 4-5 correct Shrine gates in order to proceed to the next area. You’ll see a scroll that is floating. That is a save point. Save but don’t go yet. On the other side of the mountain trail, facing the scroll is a chest. Break it for your first silver kunai (DO NOT USE IT AS A WEAPON). They will be useful for purchasing extremely rare skill chips only available by gold and silver kunai, including probably the best chip in the game, “Narutos Essence”( It is Extra Clone-A, Extra clone-B, and Naruto U barrage all on one chip.) The next area isn’t very much. The only thing on the uprising is 2 chests. Watch out for falling rocks (you can see the rocks shadow). The uprising isn’t necessary to climb. It’s only for the 2 chests (one of them is a chip, the other is 10 shurikan). If you don’t want them, don’t climb the uprising; just continue to the next area. Boss Fight: Kabuto (In the Japanese version of this game you fight Kisame, if you guys watch English Naruto, you don’t know who that is yet) This one could be your first difficult fight. Kabuto is the only Boss that heals (well what you expect from a medical ninja? yes Kabuto is a medical ninja). Unlike the TV show, Kabutos’ taijitsu is quite powerful. You can’t use substitution jitsu on his melee attack, so don’t try to use too much taijitsu. Stick with Rasengan (you should have perfect strike by now if I remember correctly). Naruto U barrage won’t be much effective. When he uses his underground fighter jitsu, He does one of 3 things. 1. If his health is high He’ll come for you, in this case when the dirt trail is close to you, JUMP! 2. He’ll flee and throw needles at you, which I recommend you dodge. Or 3, if he has low health, he’ll flee and use supernatural palm jitsu, which heals him. In this case, charge at him as fast as you can (while you charge rasengan), and Use fully charged Rasengan. Repeat. “Trouble in The sand” This is an A-ranked mission so stay on your toes. I’ll skip to the Boss because everything else is pretty straight forward. Boss fight: Gaara Okay finally. Everyone’s favorite Sand ninja finally shows up. Gaara isn’t as ultra powerful as he is in the show. The only thing annoying is his sand shield. It’s just like in the show. But there is a way around it. If you haven’t notice when you attack Gaara, the shield slowly grows smaller and smaller after every block. That’s right. The shield slowly gets weakened after every attack, getting weakened on a different degree depending on the strength of your attack. So use attacks like Rasengan and Shadow clones (barrage gets blocked, even shikamarus’ shadow possession gets blocked. Weird I know) Rasengan works best. Once Gaara gets back on his feet, his shield wont work for a few seconds. You can take this advantage to use Naruto U barrage if you want, or if you charged up Rasengan while he was on the ground, Perfect strike. Gaaras’ offence is kind of weak. The only thing I don’t know much about is his sand clones. Sorry I’m to busy dashing, trying not to get hit and stuff to try it out. If you find out, you can email it to me with your name and ill put it in this guide under your name. Note: after you knock Gaara down, his shield regenerates to max power again. “Hinatas Helper” Only one fight on this mission. But its an important mission in the story. Boss fight: Sound Giant (?) This guy is big. Yeah, big. The main thing is once again, Rasengan. I suggest you dash A LOT. Just keep using Rasengan. Naruto U barrage is hard to land because this guy is aggressive (He he, wait till the next mission on this guide, most aggressive boss in the game). Once he only has about 30 percent of his hp, He starts using strong attacks. You DO NOT want to get hit by his combo. It does around 100-120 damage. Not to mention if the physics were real, Naruto would have every bone in his body broken by this attack. His other attack he uses when he has little hp is this weird one where he summons lightning bolts that track you down. You’ll know he’s using that one when he’s covered with a sphere of electricity/light. Just keep your distance, lock on, DASH DASH DASH, and rasengan when this dude isn’t flailing his giant club around, the usual. “The Stunt Man” You encounter sound ninja here. The only thing that is annoying is their speed. Otherwise they are pretty lazy. I don’t think I have ever seen one that was aggressive or block. Ill skip to the boss because t his ones pretty straight forward. Boss fight: Giant Praying Mantis Most aggressive boss ever, don’t try to use Naruto U Barrage, its not going make it based on the aggressiveness of this big thing. Using Perfect strike on this thing, theirs like no other option. After you get a big of its health gone, a second one comes..... Yeah, I know, as if one wasn’t enough (the boss battle challenge for this is actually 3, and I beat them easily, so quit complaining). Use Neji for these guys, 8 trigrams 64 palms will be a good attack here. After you finish the first 64 palms, try to hurry up and go to the other one and use it again. Hopefully you should have enough stamina if Neji was full and you didn’t take long to get to the other praying mantis (you shouldn’t, they are usually together). When they have low Hp, they use this strange attack. They stand with there butts pointing up and a whip-like material comes out and smacks you… no matter how far you are away. Just dash it, its kind of annoying. “Closed for Business” More sound ninja. This ones straight forward as well, so I’ll skip to the difficult part. Skip skip skip*. This part was a bit hard for me the first time. You only have 5 minutes (which is actually plenty of time). Okay run over to the boulder they pointed to in the cut scene. Charge up Rasengan while you’re running their. Use perfect strike on the boulder and it should break. Now go through the tunnel. This parts a big trickier. I’m not sure about one part though. Okay the first thing you need to know is. You’re not in a maze. Sometimes you may feel that way, I did, but your not. Okay you should be at a “fork in the road” you have a choice of up or left. Go left. Then you’re at another fork. Go left again; this is where I may be wrong. If I am correct, you should be in a tunnel with only one road. Go up that road. Okay after the cut scene you should be in a cart. Hopefully you have a lot of time here. After a few seconds, you should see a track changing switch. Hit it with a taijitsu move, back fist is best. If you missed it that’s okay, because your going in a circle. Once you hit it, you should be eventually got onto another track. This is a confusing part I don’t know how to explain any better so listen up. There should be 5 or 6 switches and the exit. Notice how all the switches have a circle shaped sign? Let’s hope you’re not colorblind. Your goal is to make all the switches having their circle signs yellow half facing down, down meaning pointing toward the center of the Earth. Get it? I hope you do. Some of the signs already have their switches in the right position, you can tell by their sign. Once you make all the signs facing the right direction by hitting the ones with the white side facing down, your cart should be able to go into the exit. Once you’re at the exit, just walk outside and you’re done. “Mass Disappearances” The funny thing here is you can substitution jitsu the mist. Ha-ha. So just keep dashing. This one isn’t really S Rank to me. There are a few treasure chests here and their but this ones pretty easy and short. You’ll fight a lot of sound ninjas though. You can just run if you want to speed things up a big. I’ll skip to the boss. Boss fight: Gaara This Gaara is the same Gaara as before. – Read boss fight for “Trouble in the Sand” After you beat Gaara, A cut scene takes place and you go to another boss fight Boss Fight: Kabuto Same idea. – Read boss fight for “Sasukes Pursuit” “The Final Battle” At last, the final mission. This missions easy too, but a lot of sound ninjas, A LOT. Naruto gets an antidote for the mist so you don’t have to worry about that now. There is a gold kunai stashed in chest somewhere in this mission. After you fight a bit, Kakashi and Sasuke meet up with you and join your party. Karin is accompanied by Sakura to meet you, so if you found that gold kunai, you can buy any of the several rare chips you want. Stock up on weapons (fire kunai ), and get ready for some bosses. Boss fight: Sound giant and Kabuto This one is not as hard as you think. First thing you should notice are the 6 prisms. In this room, Sound Ninja regenerate because of the Prisms mist. That means you can’t hurt the sound giant till those prisms are destroyed. This is much easier then it sounds. First you do right when the fight starts is charge up Rasengan. Go to the Nearest Prism; keep an eye on the 2 bosses. Once Rasengan is fully charged, use it on the prism, it should break. You can switch to Sasuke and use chidori if you prefer that. Other wise keep doing Perfect strike until all 6 prisms are destroyed. Then I suggest you switch to Kakashi or Sasuke, both of them can do damage from far away (Kakashi charges with his lightning blade and will teleport to the target with thousand years if you lock on). Doesn’t matter which you kill first, with Kakashi, both should take heavy damage and die quickly. Once Kakashi’s out of stamina, use rations or switch to Sasuke. With Sasuke, Just Chidori once or twice and hopefully by then it’s over. If not, you can stay original and have Naruto kill them, or Ration up Kakashi or Sasuke and finish them. Final Boss Fight: Orochimaru Heh, funny you never see this guy till you have to fight him. Anyways, Orochimaru is pretty easy because you have allies. Orochimaru does have a 200 damage taijitsu combo. But I never had a “game over” on this fight. In fact, when I fought him, he only used needles. But on the Boss challenges, He uses a wide variety of attacks. He is extremely fast. In fact, he always teleports behind you and throws needles, and they hurt. His other attacks are very… awkward. He can summon a ball of wind into his hand and hurl it into the air to form several hurricanes; he can do a mini version by spitting out one ball of wind from his mouth and creating 1 hurricane. He can use his tongue to stab you or dive at you from the air with it. Orochimaru can also charge at you like a snake. Once in a while he’ll use taijitsu, and sometimes he does his strongest move, a 200-220 damage taijitsu combo. So watch out. First things first, charge up Rasengan and lock on Orochimaru, KEEP DASHING. When he’s close, use Perfect strike. Once he’s knocked down, switch to Kakashi or Sasuke. For kakashi just use thousand years, Orochimaru will teleport way to much to use lightning blade on. For Sasuke, if you think you can land it with chidori, go for it, but it’s going to be difficult. Other wise just Phoenix Fire jutsu him. Repeat. Congrats! Read the next section to see what you unlock. 4. Secrets and Things that can be Unlocked After you beat the game, you can replay the game on the same file with all the skill chips and stuff you had from before. The downside is all the stamina and hp you boosted is lost. But that’s forgivable. Along with that, you unlock cool new features. * You unlock Kakashi and Gaara as Allies when you “form a team” * Boss battles or as I refer to, Boss challenges, are unlocked. This feature allows you, when not on a mission, to travel to a specific dot (marked green) to begin a boss battle, and by the way, Orochimaru is the green dot that’s near Hakuten Inari (Shrine gate). To begin a boss battle, just walk to the green dot with the boss you want to fight (you’ll have to find out which dots have which bosses) and click it. I only know 1 secret so here it is. When you’re at the “now loading screen”, rotate both of your analogue sticks in any direction as fast as you can. The Konhara Leaf symbol should be spinning much faster, and circle of words “now loading” should be expanding. Eventually a blue little sphere will jump out of it. This heals about 25% of your Stamina. Hope you enjoyed the game! I had a great time writing this guide, and I hope I didn’t confuse some of you >_<. If you need any help on a mission I didn’t post, feel free to email me (address at the top). If anyone finds any secrets or information that might be helpful to this guide, email me with your name and I’ll write it into this guide under your name (that way you get credit for it). Thank you! Note: Please Contact me if you wish to use anything in this guide. Thank you!