Tenchu: Shadow Assassins

Strategy Guide

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Note: This game is also titled Tenchu 4.

  • Shadow mode

    Successfully complete a mission in Normal Story mode. You can now press Start at the mission selection screen in Story mode to switch to Shadow mode. This mode allows you to replay the completed missions with more enemies, less items, and alternate layouts.

  • Extra assignments

    There are a total of four extra assignments that can be unlocked for each mission in Story mode. Your rank in a mission will determine how many of its extra assignments will become unlocked.

      Two extra assignments: Get a "B" rank in a Story mode mission.
      Three extra assignments: Get an "A" rank in a Story mode mission.
      Four extra assignments: Get an "S" rank in a Story mode mission.

  • Devil's Mask

    Get all twenty mask pieces in Shadow mode to unlock the Devil's Mask.

  • Izayoi

    Get all of the map pieces in Stages 1 through 5, and Stage 10 to unlock Izayoi, Rikimaru's unbreakable sword.

  • Ninja Tabi '08

    Successfully complete Story mode to unlock Ninja Tabi '08.

  • Onibi

    Get all of the map pieces in Stages 6 through 9 to unlock Onibi, Ayame's unbreakable sword.

  • Speed Socks

    Successfully complete the game on the Normal difficulty to unlock Speed Socks. Note: You cannot earn an "A" or "S" rank when they are equipped.

  • Three random endless items

    Get all mask pieces with Rikimaru to unlock three random endless items.

  • Ancient Hissatsu techniques

    Successfully complete 30 assignments to unlock the Ancient Hissatsu techniques.

  • Colored Rice

    Successfully complete all fifty training assignments with an "S" rank to unlock Colored Rice.

  • Classic Tenchu costumes

    Successfully complete Story mode to unlock the classic Tenchu costumes.

  • Concept art gallery

    Successfully complete ten assignments with an "S" rank to unlock the Concept art gallery.

  • Memories video gallery

    Successfully complete forty assignments with an "S" rank to unlock the Memories video gallery.

  • Sound and music gallery

    Successfully complete twenty assignments with an "S" rank to unlock the sound and music gallery.

  • Map piece locations

    Map pieces can be found at the following locations in Normal mode:

    Mission 1

      Stage 2 (alternate): Scale the wall with Kasugai at the start of Stage 1 to get to alternate Stage 2 path. There is a map piece next to the locked door inside the building.

      Stage 5: Follow the girl until finding a candle in front of a doorway. Go outside, and turn left. The map piece is in the corner on the ground.

    Mission 2

      Stage 1 (alternate): Destroy the wall with a Ghostmaker to the left after crossing the bridge. Enter the hut on the left after crossing through the doorway. The map piece is next to the ninja.

      Stage 3: Climb onto the rafters of the house, and drop into the room with the closed doors. The map is on the floor.

    Mission 3

    Mission 4

      Stage 2: Near the wagon.

      Stage 3: On the bridge.

    Mission 5

      Stage 1: On the edge of the cliff in a bush against the wall that leads to the next mission.

      Stage 2: Jump across the broken bridge near the end of the mission. The map is on the ground.

    Mission 6

      Stage 2: Use the Shinobi Cat to get behind the boxes in the corner next to the doors near the end of the area.

      Stage 3: Near the end of the area, there is a hole in the building. Send the Shinobi Cat into it to find the map piece.

    Mission 7

      Stage 1: Use the Shinobi Cat to enter the left-most hut and get the map piece.

      Stage 4: Use the Shinobi Cat to enter the small hole in the crawlspace behind the armored samurai against the back wall.

    Mission 8

      Stage 2: In the smallest room of the house.

      Stage 7: The piece is on the floor of the large room inside the house.

    Mission 9

      Stage 1: Use the Kasugai to scale the wall near the beginning of the mission. Walk to the end of the cliff to find the map piece.

      Stage 2: Follow the path all the way to the end. Instead of turning towards the end of the level, continue straight. The map piece is on the floor in front of the closed doors.

    Mission 10

      Stage 2: When appearing in the level at the main doors, move towards the right-most wall. Note: This is where you will appear if you scaled the wall with Kasugai. Proceed forward into the room. The map is on the floor in the corner.

      Stage 4: Climb onto the rafters to the right of the starting point. Continue all the way along the rafters, and drop down to find the final map piece.

    Map pieces can be found at the following locations in Shadow mode:

    Mission 1

      Stage 2 (alternate): Scale the wall with Kasugai to get to the next area. Inside the house, go down the corridor next to the locked door to find the map piece.

      Stage 3 (alternate): On the floor in the corridor just past the small room.

    Mission 2

      Stage 2: In the middle of the floor inside the house.

      Stage 3: When moving towards the lake, turn to the right, and go to the small table near the wall. Use a Fishing Rod to hook the map from the awning of the house next to you.

    Mission 3

      Stage 1: Use a Ghostmaker to destroy the wall to the right after the fence in front of the starting position. Enter the building at the end of the corridor. The map piece is in the middle of the floor. Alternately, use the Shinobi Cat to go through the hole to the right of the second fence into the same building.

      Stage 5: Climb the box, and enter the hole into the room with Tado in it. Climb on the rafters towards the opening in the back of the room. Drop down, and collect the map piece from the outside balcony.

    Mission 4

      Stage 2: When appearing in the level at the main doors, move towards the right-most wall. Note: This is where you will appear if you had scaled the wall with the Kasugai. Proceed forward into the room. The map is on the floor in the corner.

      Stage 7: The map piece is near the back wall of the largest room.

    Mission 5

      Stage 3: Cross the bridge, and edge between the two buildings. The map piece is on the ground in the bushes between two hidden ninja.

      Stage 6: Use Poison or a Ninjato to destroy the gold lock on the building near the starting location. The map piece is inside the building.

    Mission 6

      Stage 3: Immediately after starting, kill the gunman on the bridge. A map piece will fall on the bridge where the gunman died. Use a Fishing Rod to retrieve it.

      Stage 4: The map piece is at the end of the corridor-like area you start in. Note: It is easier to go to the left and into the house, get the Shinobi Cat, then have him get the piece.

    Mission 7

      Stage 3: In the center of the large room, near the pile of boxes.

      Stage 4: In the furthest room of the house. You must climb onto the rafters to sneak past the merchant, and then drop down and grab the map.

    Mission 8

      Stage 2 (alternate): Use the Kasugai to climb the wall behind the starting point. The map piece is on the floor in the room with a group of armored samurai and a ninja.

      Final Stage: Use the Fishing Rod to get the map piece off the awning of the entrance to the weapon supplies shed (the white door).

    Mission 9

      Stage 1: Scale the wall with Kunai, and run to the far end of the cliff. The map piece is on the edge.

      Stage 4: Upstairs in the house with a cat standing inside of it.

    Mission 10

      Stage 7: After dropping off of the rafters, go to the far end of the corridor, and use a Ghostmaker to destroy the wall. The map piece is on the floor.

      Stage 7: After getting the last map piece, use the Shinobi Cat to walk through the room. Pass through the tables, and walk by the armored samurai into the next room. From here, move towards the other two armored samurai, and turn left. Pass through the hole in the wall to find the final map piece.


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