Throughout your journey to the Ohkami Castle you'll battle evil Ninja Warriors. Once there, you must destroy their leader, Gyokuro. Only then will you be able to save the princess from her prison inside the castle.
Ever since Gyokuro came into power as the ruler of the once peaceful land of Ohkami, the countryside has been in turmoil.
Gyokuro has sent his Ninja out to torment the people. He's even locked the princess up in the basement of the castle.
Someone has to take a stand against the wicked Gyokuro if peace is ever to be restored. Armed only with ninja darts, the brave Kazamaru accepts the challenge. But he's going to need your help.
The following illustration shows you the control points on your SEGA SYSTEM control pad. Throughout this instruction book we will refer to these controls by the names indicated in this illustration.
TO MOVE RIGHT OR LEFT - press the RIGHT or LEFT ARROW
TO MOVE UP OR DOWN - press the UP or DOWN ARROW.
TO THROW DARTS IN EVERY DIRECTION - press BUTTON 1
TO THROW DARTS DIRECTLY FORWARD - press BUTTON 2
TO DISAPPEAR - press BUTTONS 1 and 2 simultaneously
NOTE: When invisible,
You're Kazamaru. The good guy in the blue vest.
All the other Ninja -- your enemies -- include the following cast of evil characters:
Gyokuro -- This notoriously wicked leader of the revolting Ninja is very crafty. He can even send out shadow Ninja. So beware.
Fire-blowing Ninja -- He's fast. And fiery. So keep your cool.
Kuno-ichi -- A very sly female Ninja who's good at hiding in shadows of houses. Look out for her.
Ninniku -- His name means "garlic." And you have to get rid of him to advance to a new level.
Slashing Ninja -- Watch out for their super sharp swords. They're deadly.
Darting Ninja -- Not only do they hurl darts and sickles. They can also multiply themselves!
Transforming Ninja -- What makes them so dangerous is that they can disguise themselves as rocks and can pop right out of the ground.
Footloose -- They're the fastest runners of all the Ninja. And they attack in devastating waves.
Ninja Wolves -- Disguised as wolves, these "Ohkami" Ninja attack in packs.
Samurai -- They're the best with a blade.
Runaway Horses -- You can't kill them. So just stay out of their way.
Inside the Ohkami Castle are hidden three kinds of secret scrolls. They are often hidden in unexpected places. So you'll have to look carefully for them. But it will be well worth your efforts. For they all contain special powers.
These are the scrolls and their powers:
RED SCROLLS -- The Secret book of Pinwheel Darts.
Once you find this scroll, you can use the power of the Pinwheel Darts. These allow you to kill a number of enemy Ninja at one time.
BLUE SCROLLS -- The Secret Book of the Ohkami Feet. With this scroll, you will be able to run many times faster than you normally can.
GREEN SCROLLS -- The Secret Book of the Ohkami Castle. Once you collect five of these scrolls you'll be able to find your way to the princess' prison.
As you make your way to the Ohkami Castle, you'll travel through thirteen different locations. Each is a little more dangerous than the one before it.
These are the thirteen locations:
At the beginning of each game, you get three lives. When you lose all of them, the game is over.
You will be awarded an extra life each time you reach the following scores: 30,000, 100,000 and 200,000 points.
The points you earn for defeating the Ninja enemies are added together to produce your final score.
Here's what earns what:
|BLOCKING ENEMY DARTS||50 points|
|BLOCKING ENEMY SICKLES||100 points|
|DARTING NINJA||200 points|
|NINJA WOLVES||200 points|
|SLASHING NINJA||200 points|
|DARTING NINJA WITH SICKLES||300 points|
|MULTIPLYING DARTING NINJA||300 points|
|VERY FAST DARTING NINJA||300 points|
|TRANSFORMING NINJA||300 points|
|FIRE-BLOWING NINJA||300 points|
BONUS POINTS -- At the end of each level. BONUS POINTS will be calculated as follows:
(# of enemies destroyed / # of darts used) x 20,000