Way Of The Samurai 2

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • All characters

    Enter the character customization screen and highlight the "Name Selection" option, then quickly press L1, R2, R1, L2, L1, R2, R1, L2, Square. Press Left or Right to select a new character. In the Japanese version of the game, quickly press L1, R1, R2, L2, L1, R1, R2, L2, Square.

  • More store items

    At the main map, press L1, R1, L1, R1, R2(2), Triangle. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. In the Japanese version of the game, press L1, R1, L1, R1, L2, R2, Triangle at the main map.

  • Bonus characters

    Successfully complete the game to unlock more characters at the character customization screen.

  • Alternate costumes

    Successfully complete the game to unlock more costumes. Additional selections will be unlocked each time the game is completed.

  • Hard mode

    Successfully complete the game on the easy and normal difficulty setting to unlock the hard difficulty setting. Alternately, collect over 1,000 points after completing the game.

  • Very hard mode

    Unlock the hard difficulty setting, then successfully complete the game on the easy difficulty setting again to unlock the very hard difficulty setting.

  • Sudden death mode

    Collect over 7,500 points after completing the game to unlock sudden death mode.

  • Infinite Sword Powders

    Start a score on any difficulty setting and wait until late at night. Go Numata-Cho and kill the blacksmith. He drops a Sword Powder which will add 5 Attack to your weapon. Repeat this for unlimited Sword Powders.

  • Infinite food

    In Part 1, start a new game on the easy difficulty setting. Bring a good weapon. Talk to the "no name girl" at the begging and say "Thanks, you saved my life!" to skip past her part. When you talk to the Aoto Gang 3, say "I'm searching for the way of life" and they should leave you alone. Go to the Magistrate's office and complete the intermission sequence where you have to fight Goshiro. In Part 2, after the first part, keep going to the Magistrate's office and getting jobs. Sleep when needed and keep doing jobs for them. Note: Do not anger or harass people or this will not work later. A day before the Festival on the 26th, on the morning of the 25th, go to Otsuka-cho (where your home is located). Go to the greengrocer there. Buy lots of radishes then go back to the map. Press Start, display the menu, then choose "Safe Selections". Open your item box and store them. Go back and repeat until you are out of money. Then, either finish a game mode or leave Amahara and save the game. In Part 3, once you have done all this, start a new game in any mode. In the starting screen where you can select swords and your look, go to items and take out as many radishes as desired. You can keep doing this trick repeatedly to get more food, and can get food from your safe at any time in any game. Note: If you die you will lose all of your items, swords, and money you are carrying if you save the game afterwards. Also, Radishes cost 250 Mon at the greengrocers. Radishes heal 600 HP.

  • Demon Mask

    Get the townspeople to hate you by killing civilians. Afterwards, talk to the neutral job broker in Amakaze. He will tell you to defeat 100 guards at the shrine. If you defeat them all, you can buy the Demon Mask at any textile store for 1,000 Mon.

  • Excalibur

    The sword that the government general had in the original Way Of The Samurai is also in Way Of The Samurai 2, except it is called Excalibur. To get this sword, you must be extremely loyal to the town's people (do a lot of jobs from the Amakaze Inn Job Broker). Once you have earned enough trust from the townspeople, go to the sword informant at the Amahara Shrine. She will say something about a wild dog visiting Amahara. Quickly go directly to Otemon Gate and talk to the foreigner. Make sure to agree to fight him. Be prepared for a tough fight, and try not to break his sword or all your hard work will be for nothing. Just in case, save the ame before this tough fight. Before you get this sword you must to visit the sword informant at least one time. Note: To get this sword, you cannot fail a single Amakaze Inn job. Try to save the game frequently before jobs. Also, do not pick fights with people unless someone attacks you first, and do not rob any stores. Also, this must be done under the normal, hard, or sudden death difficulty settings.

  • Murasame

    The Murasame is obtained under the normal or hard difficulty setting. Select to work for either the Aoto gang or the Magistrates' office. Make sure that whichever you choose, you are completely loyal to the selected job broker. If you choose Aoto, do not work any other broker during the entire game. The same goes if you choose the magistrates; work only for them. One very important factor is that you must not fail a single job from either man you selected. If you chose to work with the Magistrates' office and you have done sufficient jobs, he will give you a job where he will ask you to kill the Aoto Gang job broker. This man wields the Murasame. Kill the job broker and collect his sword. This is the simpler way. Your other option is to work for the Aoto Gang instead and kill the Magistrate job broker when the job arises. After you do this, during the next nighttime period, approach the edge of town. A samurai will be there with a name above him reading "Killer". Talk to him and you will fight him. After his death, he will admit who sent him. Confront the Aoto gang broker as soon as this happens (as in the same time period), and choose the option to kill him. After you are victorious, you will have his sword, the Murasame.

  • Fight for money

    Go to the shrine during the day and you will see a boy named Kotsubo. Talk to him to fight a random "Boss" to earn Mon. If you lose the fight, you will lose Mon.

  • Festival fight

    On the 26th, during festival battle, sheathe your weapon and run away. The opponents will kill each other, even if you are not fighting. Kill off any survivors afterwards.

  • Quick item pick-up

    To quickly pick up an item, even in battle, hold R1 and tap Square when you are near the desired item.

  • Weapon Safe upgrade

    You can increase the size of your weapon safe by talking to a woman next to the blacksmith at night time. She will increase the size of your safe for the following prices:

      Increase from 20 to 30 slots: 500 Mon
      Increase from 30 to 40 slots: 1000 Mon
      Increase from 40 to 50 slots: 1600 Mon
      Increase from 50 to 60 slots: 2400 Mon
      Increase from 60 to 70 slots: 3200 Mon

  • Special accessories

      Get 2,100 points to unlock the Afro.
      Get 2,400 points to unlock the Shades.

  • Sleeping

      Nap: 1 time period
      Lie down: 2 time periods
      Sleep a bit: 3 time periods
      Sleep: 4 time periods
      Deep sleep: 5 time periods

  • Samurai ranks

    Note: These are in descending order going from left to right:

    Left Column

      Samurai 4evr!: 120% ranking at the end of the game.
      Mushroom: Eat ten Devil Mushrooms in a single game.
      Harmless: Finish the game with zero kills.
      Sword Wanted: Improve a sword past quality ten times.
      Revitalizer: Do not sleep during the entire game.
      Consummator: Lose less than 1,000 HP during the entire game.
      Quick Killer: Get over three hundred instant kills in a single game.
      Wealthy: Finish the game with over 8000 Mon.
      Wild Killer: Get over three hundred kills in a single game
      Silent: Talk only in cut scenes, never speak to NPCs.

    Center Column

      Frugal: Never spend Mon and obtain at least 3000 Mon but not more than 7m999 Mon.
      Worthless: Get arrested seven times
      Sword Lover: Title any ten swords in one game.
      Workaholic: Successfully complete twenty jobs.
      Amorous: Visit the Amakaze Inn over ten times in a single game.
      Talentless: Fail over ten jobs.
      Evil Lord: Kick a dead opponent 150 times.
      Garrulous: Talk to NPCs frequently.
      Sword Abuser: Break ten swords in a single game.
      Junk: Run out of EP twice in a single game.

    Right Column

      (These are the normal ranks you would receive.)
      Samurai King: 100-119.9% Rating
      Supreme: 90-99.9% Rating
      Prodigy: 80-89.9% Rating
      Master: 70-79.9% Rating
      Famed: 60-69.9% Rating
      In Training: 50-59.9% Rating
      Ordinary: 40-49.9% Rating
      Novice: 30-39.9% Rating
      Thug: 20-29.9% Rating
      Nobody: 0-19.9% Rating

  • Restore health (Japanese verison)

    Pause the game, then hold L1 + R1 and press Down, Up, Right, Left, Down, Up, Square. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

  • Restore stamina (Japanese verison)

    Pause the game, then hold L2 + R2 and press Right, Left, Right, Left, Down(2), Square. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

  • Extra money (Japanese verison)

    Pause the game, then hold L1 + L2 and press Left, Left, Up, Down(2), Up, Square. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.


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