Note: This game is also titled Shin Sangoku Musou 3.
While playing the game, hold L and press Y to perform your character's taunt.
If you are in your first costume and you are facing yourself (for example, Sima Yi vs. Sima Yi), you will see yourself in the Dynasty Warriors 3 costume for that character. Additionally, to get your character's Dynasty Warriors 3 costume, keep leveling up for awhile. Soon, you will get six costumes. Your fifth and sixth costumes will be the Dynasty Warriors 3 costumes. To change your characters costume, press B while on on your character at the selection screen. Note: The sixth costume will be from last game, but it might not be the same color as in that game. For example, Lu Xun's second costume in Dynasty Warriors 3 was blue but in Dynasty Warriors 4 the sixth costume is pink.
Unlock all 42 characters, and complete the game with at least one character under each force (Wei, Wu, Shu, Dong Zhuo, Lu Bu, Yuan Shao). Note: By competing one character in each force you will also unlock Yellow Turban's Force as a selection in Musou mode.
At the "Press Start" menu, if you wait long enough, you will see a sequence with someone breaking a rock. If that person is Yuan Shao, you will notice that Zhang He breaks the rock for him. Yuan Shao is not the only one. Here is a complete list of opening edit characters, that if you select them for sequence one, that will have a bodyguard or friend break the rock for them:
- Zhuge Liong: Yue Ying
- Diao Chan: Lu Bu
- Yuan Shao: Zhang He
- Sima Yi: Xu Huang
- Cao Cao: Dian Wei
- Liu Bei: Zhao Yun
- Sun Jian: Huang Gai
- Sun Quan: Gan Ning
- Da Qiao: Sun Ce
- Xiao Qiao: Zhou Yu
- Zhen Ji: Cao Ren
- Diao Chan: Lu Bu
Note: Dian Wei will break the rock with his head if you select him in scene one.
Additionally, in the scene called "Strike", if you put in the following paris of characters, one will be saved from the oncoming rock torpedo by another person. Note: The entries marked with an asterisk (*) indicate ones in which the character being saved does not order the troops behind them to battle. Also, try this scene with Dian Wei; no one saves him, however instead of just looking darkly at the camera like everyone else, he stands up after smashing the rock torpedo and runs his hand over his head.
- Cao Cao is saved by Dian Wei.
- *Zhen Ji is saved by Cao Ren.
- Sima Yi is saved by Xu Huang.
- Liu Bei is saved by Zhao Yun.
- Zhuge Liang is saved by his wife, Yue Ying.
- Sun Jian is saved by Huang Gai.
- Sun Quan is saved by Gan Ning.
- Da Qiao is saved by Sun Ce.
- Xiao Qiao is saved by Zhou Yu.
- Yuan Shao is saved by Zhang He.
- *Diao Chan is saved by Lu Bu.
- *Zhen Ji is saved by Cao Ren.
- Cao Cao
Play the Battle Of Chi Bi level on the hard difficulty setting with Cao Cao. First, approach Pang Tong to see through his trick, then defeat Zhuge Liang to stop the wind prayer. Next, defeat Gan Ning and Lu Meng to trigger the all out attack. Then, defeat Huang Gai to stop the fire attack. Finish the level with your level 9 Sword of Heaven to get Cao Cao's level 10 sword.
- Cao Ren
On the Siege Of Fan Castle level on the hard difficulty setting, destroy all enemy castle-attacking vehicles without the castle being compromised. Lu Meng will exit the enemy castle and attack. Defeat Lu Meng. Note: Time will be extremely tight for this task. The following is the best order to destroy the four castle-attacking vehicles. Equipping a saddle is recommended. Immediately, run to the south wall. There will be a cloud ladder vehicle moving towards the west gate. Destroy the vehicle as quickly as possible. Then, immediately run to the east wall. There will be a cloud ladder vehicle approaching from the north. Destroy the vehicle as quickly as possible. Then, run to the stone toss vehicle at the south gate and destroy it. Next, run to the stone toss vehicle at the north gate and destroy it. Do not stop to fight enemy generals In between, as there is not enough time.
- Da Qiao
Play the Battle Of Xu Chang level on the hard difficulty setting on the Wu side. Defeat Deng Ai, Hu Zhi, and Dian Wei.
- Dian Wei
Play the Battle Of Wan Castle level. Defeat Hu Che Er, then join with Cao Cao. After the Cao Cao conversation with Dian Wei event, deplete about half of Zhang Xiu's HP and he will retreat. After the castle gate closes, clear the map of enemies for Cao Cao to advance. After Cao Cao reaches the dead end, two fire blocking exit messages will appear. After the Xu Chu breaks through wall event, Dian Wei earns his Level 10 Weapon.
- Diao Chan
Play the Battle Of Si Shui Gate level on Dong Zhuo's Side. Allow Sun Jian's messenger to complete his task. Then, wait for Sun Jian to defeat Hua Xiong. You must now defeat Sun Jian and Cao Cao to gain her level 10 weapon, Diva. You must quickly do this before your forces retreat and you lose the map.
Play The Battle Of Si Shui Gate level. Sun Jian will send a messenger to Yuan Shao, and you must let the message be received before you defeat any enemy officers. After this, defeat two officers out of Sun Jian, Liu Bei, or Cao Cao. You should receive a message stating "Diao Chan has earned her ultimate weapon, Diva". Then, complete the level.
- Dong Zhou
Play the Lu Bu's Revolt level on the hard difficulty setting. Kill everybody on the screen where Lu Bu is the only one alive. If done correctly, Dong Zhou will make a comment.
- Gan Ning
On the Battle of Xia Kou level on the hard difficulty setting, defeat Su Fei and Chen Shen. Wait for Zhou Yu to tell you about gun powder on Huang Zu's northern ship. A burning gun powder pot appears on the ship. Go near the gun powder pot. The gun powder pot discovery message will appear. Destroy the burning pot on Huang Zu's northern ship. Then, defeat all enemy generals on the map (Chen Jiu, Deng Long, Zhang Hu, Cai Mao) before Huang Zu's northern ship and southern ship connect. Huang Zu's two ships will connect and Huang Zu's southern ship starts burning (about three minutes after destroying the gun powder pot), with Ling Cao and Ling Tong alive. Note: In free mode, Gan Ning will appear in place of Chen Shen. Defeat him instead of Chen Shen.
- Guan Yu
Kill all the Wu generals at the Fan Castle level on the hard difficulty setting. Make sure that all your soldiers switch sides before you kill the Wu generals.
- Huang Gai
On the Battle Of Chi Bi level on the hard difficulty setting, eliminate all enemy entry points before the fire attack, then defeat Cao Ren, Cao Hong and Cao Pi.
- Huang Zhong
On the Battle Of Jian Ye level on the hard difficulty setting, before defeating the real Sun Jian, defeat Huang Gai, Taishi Ci or Zhou Tai. Next generation Suns attack event, defeat Sun Ce, Sun Quan and Sun Shang Xiang in any order.
- Jiang Wei
Play the Battle Of Tian Shui on the hard difficulty setting and do the same steps you did to unlock Jiang Wei. Make sure that you have at least the Red Hare saddle on Jiang Wei. The Peacock Urn, the Tiger Amulet, and Tortoise Amulet may also help, as well as any kind of Jade Orb. When the level starts, go directly to Ji Castle. You must open both gates from the outside. Cao Ren will appear. Do not worry as much about his lesser generals. Once you kill them, he will run. Defeat Cao Ren then go down to Wang Lang. Defeat him as quickly as possible, because there will be another general where Zhuge Liang is located. If Zhuge Liang dies, it is all over. Once you have made sure there is no immediate danger to Zhuge Liang, go to Tian Shui Castle. You must open both gates of this castle from the outside as well. Defeat the two generals with the main Boss. However, do not kill the main Boss. He will run when after you kill his two lesser generals. You should have now unlocked Jiang Wei's, level 10 weapon, Blink.
- Liu Bei
In the Battle of Ru Nan on the hard difficulty setting, meet with Zhao Yun after he appears on the map (about ten to twenty seconds into the game at the bottom right horizontal path). After the Zhao Yun swears allegiance event, defeat Li Dian, and join with Zhang Fei. At the Xiahou Yuan appearance, defeat Xiahou Yuan before Guan Yu appears (about 4:30 to 5:30 into the game), defeat Yu Jin, defeat Xu Chu. At the Xiahou Dun appearance, defeat Xiahou Dun, defeat Zhang He, and defeat Yue Jin. Note: Other than defeating Li Dian after meeting with Zhao Yun and defeating Xiahou Yuan before Guan Yu appears, all other enemy generals can be defeated in any order.
- Lu Bu
Play the Lu Bu Rebellion level. Clear the entire stage of every enemy so that only Dong Zhuo remains alive. Be sure to kill every general and sub-general yourself. Lu Bu will earn his Level 10 weapon. Note: If the weapon does not appear after only Dong Zhuo is alive, move around the map awhile. There may still be ambush troops you did not encounter.
- Lu Meng
Play the Battle Of Mai Castle level on the Wu side. First, allow Liao Hua to escape from the battle. Enter the castle through the northern gate. Kill Jiang Wei's Sub-General Wan Fu. Then, kill the Gate Captain at the north wall, then the one at the south wall. Liao Hua will return with additional troops. Destroy them, including the Sub-General in the group. Return to the castle and kill Guan Ping. This causes Guan Yu to attempt an escape. This is why the two Gate Captains had to be killed; he will try to escape to one of them if they are not sealed. Kill the northern-most Gate Captain. Guan Yu will change direction and head for the southern-most Gate Captain. Once both of those are shut off, go back into the castle and an ambush troop will appear. Destroy them. Zhang Fei should appear soon, if not already. Eliminate all Generals and Sub-Generals (besides Guan Yu). Kill Zhang Fei and you should then receive the White Tiger. Finish the level.
- Lu Xun
On the Battle of Yi Ling level on the hard difficulty setting, protect and keep Zhu Ran alive until he successfully triggers the fire attack. Enter stone maze, and pass through it.
- Ma Chao
In the Chen Du Suppression level go to the left side of the map to trigger the appearance of enemy back-up troops. Kill the enemy back-up troop generals Pang De and Ma Dai. Note: This can only be done in Musou mode, because the generals will be Ma Chao and Ma Dai in free mode.
- Meng Huo
Play the Battle Of Cheng Du level on the hard difficulty setting as Meng Huo on the Nanman Forces. Kill every character that is playable. Note: Make sure you personally kill the character and have his level weapon. You will get his level 10 weapon, King Of Beast.
- Pang Tong
Play the Battle Of Luo Castle on the hard difficulty setting on the Shu side. When Zhang Ren appears, decline his duel challenge. Destroy the bridge and kill Zhang Ren.
- Sima Yi
Ho to Battle Of Wu Zhang Plains level on the hard difficulty setting and defeat Wei Yan, Jaing Wei, and Ma Chao. A message will appear, stating that Dark Feather has been unlocked.
- Sun Ce
On Unification of Jiang Dong level on the hard difficulty setting, defeat Liang Gang. Wait for Zhou Yu to be defeated and the ally food supply fort to fall (about ten minutes). Then, defeat Chen Ji and Yue Jiu. Defeat Yuan Shu, go the bottom left path, and meet with Ji Ling. Liu Xun orders an attack on the ally food supply fort and starts moving towards it. Defeat Li Feng before Liu Xun enters the ally food supply fort. Note: Do not stop to fight Ji Ling, as there is not enough timeRun past him and head directly for Li Feng in the ally food supply fort. Riding on a horse is recommended.
- Sun Jian
Play the Search For The Imperial Seal level on the hard difficulty setting with Sun Jian. You must defeat Li Jue, Zhang Liao, Diao Chan, and Lu Bu. Finish the level with Sun Jian's level 9 weapon to get his level 10 weapon.
- Sun Quan
Play the Battle Of He Fei level on the Wu side. First, allow Zhang Liao to retreat. After the bridge is destroyed and Sun Jian is trapped, defeat Li Dian. Run back around to where Sun Jian is located and wait for Zhang Liao to make his ambush. Kill Zhang Liao. Then, go up the left side of the map and defeat Xiahou Yuan. Next, run across to the right side of the map and defeat Xiahou Dun. After that is done, you will receive the Master Wolf. Complete the level.
- Sung Shang Xiang
Play the Race For Nan Territory level. Defeat Wang Lang to open the gates on the right side castle. Enter and wait for the event where Zhou Yu gets hit with an arrow. Then, kill Cao Ren. You get Sol Chakram. Finish the level.
- Taishi Ci
Play the Campaign For The Wu Territory level. There is a bridge directly in front of you. Once you cross that bridge, a message will appear stating that Yu Mi is retreating towards the Niu Zhu Fort. Catch up with him before the fort gate closes behind. Note: Have a Hare equipped. Defeat Yu Mi and Zhang Ying before they retreat. The "Taishi Ci earns Tiger Slayer weapon" message will appear.
- Wei Yan
On the Jing Zhou Strategic Battle level on the hard difficulty setting, defeat the enemy ambush troop general Xing Dao Rong, defeat Liu Du and Liu Xian, do not defeat Jin Xuan (decline the duel), and defeat Han Xuan's sub-general Yang Ling. After Huang Zhong exit castle and attack message, defeat Huang Zhong, Wei Yan and Huang Zhong defect event.
- Xiahou Dun
On the Battle of Xia Pi level on the hard difficulty setting, after the Xiahou Dun shot by an arrow event, defeat Diao Chan.
- Xiahou Yuan
On the Battle of Mount Ding Jun level on the hard difficulty setting, immediately kill the exchanging hostage Chen Shi. Then move directly to Huang Zhong. Defeat Huang Zhong.
- Xiao Qiao
Play the Battle Of Cheng Du level on the hard difficulty wetting on the Wu side. Trigger the "Advance on Cheng Du" event without triggering "Cheng Du closes gate" or "Mian Zhu ambush" before Ma Chao appears. Defeat Guan Yu and Guan Ping.
- Xu Huang
Play the Battle Of Guan Du level on the hard difficulty setting on the Wei side. Let the enemy destroy the castle wall and let them set the supply depot on fire.
- Xu Zhu
Play the Battle Of Tong Gate level on the hard difficulty on the Wei side. Defeat Ma Dai and Pang De before Han Sui defects. Kill two of his officers to make him defect.
- Yue Ying
On the Nan Man Campaign on the hard difficulty setting, defeat all enemy generals except Wu Tu Gu (and the defected Dong Tu Na and Ah Huei Nan). Defeat Zhu Rong in a duel, defeat Meng Huo six times (including one duel). Meng Huo appears for the seventh time in his base. Approach Wu Tu Gu. Zhuge Liang says that he has a strategy. Battle Wu Tu Gu but do not defeat him. Zhuge Liang's fire arrow attack to deal with the bamboo armored enemy soldiers event will play.
- Yuan Shao
Play the Battle Of Guan Du level on the hard difficulty setting as Yuan Shao. Protect the ramming vehicle until the castle wall falls. You will then get the Sword Of Kings.
- Zhang Fei
Play the Battle At Chang Ban Bridge level on the hard difficulty setting. Defeat Xiahou Dun, Xiahou En, and Xiahou Ye to keep Zhao Yun alive. Accompany Liu Bei down the path across the bridge. The Chang Ban Bridge yell event with enemies in the bridge will occur. J A Do is left in the castle. A message will appear, Rescue him; go on a horse to get there fast. An event where J A Do defeats Xiohou Yaun will happen. Zhao Yun must still be alive. The weapon message will appear.
- Zhang He
On the Battle Of Jie Ting level on the hard difficulty setting, surround Ma Su and defeat him. Then, defeat all enemy generals and sub-generals.
- Zhang Jiao
Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion level on the hard difficulty setting on the Yellow Turban side. Defeat every General. When He Jin is killed, Dong Zhou will appear. Kill Hua Xiong. Note: Make sure Zhang Bao and Zhang Liang are still alive when Hua Xiong is killed.
Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion and defeat all enemy generals and sub-generals. Defeat He Jin last. Dong Zhuo troops will appear. Defeat Hua Xiong, with Zhang Liang and Zhang Bao alive. The weapon message will appear.
- Zhang Liao
In Lu Bu Musou mode, play the Battle At Si Shui Gate on the hard difficulty setting as Zhang Liao with your level 9 weapon. Defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao, and Liu Bei, then complete the level. Then on Hu Lao Gate, do not defeat any enemy generals until the enemy's fire attack event. To activate it, go directly towards Sun Jian, Cao Cao, or Liu Bei and it will commence. Then, defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao, and Liu Bei.
- Zhao Yun
Play the Battle Of Bo Wang Po level. Follow Zhuge Liang's instructions. First, lead Xiahou Dun to the designated fire attack spot in the middle path of the map left area. After the fire attack event, defeat Xiahou Dun. The Han Hao attack message will appear. Zhuge Liang next tells you to lead Han Hao to the designated ambush spot in the top path of the map left area. Guan Ping ambush troops will appear. Defeat Han Hao. At Zhuge Liang's next instruction message, lead Yu Jin to the designated ambush spot on the upper bridge. Guan Yu's ambush troop will appear. Defeat Yu Jin, Zhuge Liang. Order Zhang Fei to fire attack on enemy food supply. After the fire attack is successful, clear the path of enemies for Zhuge Liang to enter the enemy castle. The Zhuge Liang meeting Cao Cao event will appear. Zhao Yun earns his Level 10 Weapon. If after you have cleared all enemy generals and soldiers except Cao Cao, and Zhuge Liang stands in front of the enemy castle but will not enter, you can lead Cao Cao to follow you out of the castle to meet with Zhuge Liang.
- Zhen Ji
Play the Battle of Chang Ban level as Cao Cao's forces: Any Harness, the Tiger Amulet, Tortoise Amulet, Peacock Urn, and Wind Scroll are recommended. Ride towards Zhao Yun. He will challenge you to a duel; defeat him. Wait for Liu Bei to cross the bridge. Ride toward Zhang Fei. Bridge event. Zhang Fei will challenge you to a duel; defeat him. You must defeat Zhao Yun and Zhang Fei in the duels to get this weapon. Ride south to Mi Zhu and defeat him. Li Qui will arrive with Guan Yu and his navy. Defeat Li Qui first, then Guan Yu. This will prevent Liu Bei from escaping. Ride north and defeat Zhuge Liang. The "Zhen Ji earns her level 10 weapon" message will appear.
- Zhou Tai (Dusk)
To get Zhou Tai's weapon, Dusk, play on the hard difficulty setting. Zhou Tai must have the weapon Dawn, at level 9. Go to the Nanman Campaign, and play on the Wu Forces. Using the Red Hare for this is recommended. Ride down and kill Wu Tugu, then get into Meng Huo's castle before Ahui Nan and Dong Tu Ne defect to the Wu side.
- Zhou Yu
Play the Battle For Fan Castle level. At 10:20.00 into the battle, the enemy Supply Team will appear at the top right corner of the map and move towards the castle's right entrance. Defeat the Supply Team Captain before the Supply Team reaches the castle. Zhou Yu will earn his Level 10 Weapon.
Note: If you try to get Zhou Yu's level 10 weapon without taking care of Wu's siege weapons, Lu Meng will come forward and get killed by Cao Ren's all out charge. However, if you have an already powered up Lu Meng, choose him as player two and equip him with a Shadow Saddle, level 15 Horned Helm, Tiger Amulet, Tortoise Amulet, and Elixir. You need two good bodyguard teams, one for each player. Make them wait at Lu Meng's camp entrance. Play fast, as you have ten minutes to kill the generals and Zhen Ji's entire side. While doing this, Wei must have destroyed all your siege weapons and charged. After you clear Zhen Ji's area, make Zhou Yu wait there until the Supply Team Captain comes up. Kill him, and once you get the level 10 weapon message, switch to Lu Meng and go for Cao Ren. Cao Ren is weak against mount attacks. Keep moving and bounding him until he dies.
- Zhu Rong
Play the Battle Of Xu Chang level on the hard difficulty setting. Join the Nanman side. Defeat Man Chong, then to to Cao Hong. Defeat him and fight off the other soldiers while you wait for the siege ramp to be set up. After that, defeat Xiahou Dun. Then, go back over to the supply depot and kill Cao Zhang. Finish the level with her level 9 Magma Wheel and you will get the level 10 Inferno.
- Zhuge Liang
First, clear the Battle Of Jie Ting level, then choose the Battle Of Wu Zhang Plains level. Go to the left path and approach Zhang He. After the consecutive arrow vehicle event, defeat Zhang He. Approach the enemy base, and start the enrage Sima Yi event. A Supply Troop appearance message will appear. Backtrack and defeat Xiahou Dun to protect the Supply Troop. The "Supply Troop broke through battle lines and reached the ally base" message will appear. Note: This weapon can only be earned in Musou Mode. If you do not clear the Battle Of Jie Ting level first, there will be no Supply Troop appearance.
- Cao Ren
Play the Shu Musou mode as any character. Play the last level for every act until you get to the Battle Of Tian Shui level. Wait for Zhuge Liang to reveal his plan. Then, kill Jiang Wei's sub officers. Later in the level, Jiang Wei will surrender to you. Do not kill Jiang Wei. Finish the level.
Play in Musou mode on the normal or hard difficulty as any character (edit officers included). In the Battle of Hu Lao Gate level, locate and defeat Lu Bu. You will unlock Lu Bu and Lu Bu's Musou mode story.
This must be dome in Musou mode. Get to the level at Xi Pi as Cao Cao forces Destroy the carriage that will make Yaun Shu appear as a ally for Lu Bu. Do not kill Diao Chan, but make all Lu Bu's men surrender and kill the general at the top, because he will not surrender. After all that is done, Lu Bu will retreat with Diao Chan. Then, go to Guan Du and Lu Bu will appear. He mostly appears when you destroy the Wen Chou compound. Note: If you kill Lu Bu, Yuan Shoa's morale will drop massively, allowing you easy victory.
Note: You must be in Musou mode. Defeat Meng Huo seven Times throughout the stage. At least one defeat must be a duel. Also, duel and defeat Zhu Rong. Complete Musou mode and Meng Huo and Zhu Rong will be unlocked.
In order to get the Qiao Sisters, clear the Wu Musou mode once. Then play it again, but play the Yellow Turban Fort Attack level first, then the Yellow Turban Rebellion level.
Play the Wu Musou mode as any character. At the Campaign For Wu Territory level, defeat Taishi Ci. Then, go and secure the supply depot. Taishi Ci will then appear as reinforcement. Finish the level.
When you get to the Stone Sentinel Maze, turn left and navigate on the sides in a clockwise direction. You will end up where Liu Bei is located.
Follow the exact procedure to get the Charge Bracer, but with Dong Zhou's campaign at the Campaign against Sun Jian. Kill the generals until the Supply Captain appears, then kill him to get the item.
Play the Guan Yu's Escape level on the Shu side. When Xiahou Dun appears, let him catch-up to Guan Yu. Let them talk. The item will appear near the boat. Note: Make sure the carriage or Guan Yu does not die.
Play the Sun Jian Invasion Battle level on Yuan Shao's side. Enter the castle at the top before the enemy backup troops arrive. A supply team will appear to the south of the castle. The Supply Team will not stop to attack you; they will just keep running. Defeat the Supply Captain to get it.
Play the Nanman Campaign level as the Nanman forces. In order to get the item, you must get on an elephant and ride into the enemy's main base. The special item message will appear in your main fort. The best way to get an elephant is to play as Huang Gai and use his attack where he lays a bomb. Lay it near one of your elephant units and the rider will fall off.
Play the Unification Of Jing level on Sun Jian's forces and defeat Wang Lang's Sub-General. Make sure he is the first General you kill. You must do this before the other Generals decide to stage a joint attack. The Supply Captain appears near the upper left side castle and runs east.
Win all the Musou modes until you get the Yellow Turban Musou mode. Choose the Yellow Turban Fort Attack level. Win it, then choose the Liu Bei invasion battle. Defeat Zhou Yun and Guan Yu before all the backup troops arrive. Then, defeat all other enemy generals (to ensure Zhang Jiao's safety). Bring Liu Bei's health down to about half and the special item report should appear on the little island on the lower right corner of the level.
Play the Yellow Turban Fortress level on the Yellow Turban side. Kill Liu Bei and the Supply Captain will appear near the upper left side of the map and run northward. Do not worry about catching him; he stops once he gets there. Kill him and get the Power Scroll.
At the Battle Of Xia Pi level, while on Lu Bu's forces, do not kill any enemy officers. You can kill peons, it is recommended that you not do this until you have gotten the item. Let Guan Yu find the Red Hare, then defeat Guan Yu. He has high attack and high defense. To do this easier, play in two player mode. Use the second player to defend Lu Bu. When Guan Yu finds the Red Hare, go and kill him. This way you do not have to worry about Lu Bu dying.
Play the Battle At Tong Gate level as the Shu forces. First, defeat the four generals in the bottom right corner, then defeat Xu Huang's sub-officer and then Xu Huang. Defeat Cao Cao's two sub-generals, then wait for Han Sui to meet with Cao Cao. After that, fight Cao Cao's men until his morale is one star. Wait for both of the following things to happen: an intermission sequence showing some of Cao Cao's men finding lots of horses; and Han Sui declining defection where he says "Ma Chao is like a son to me". The special item will then appear near the bottom right enemy Gate Captain.
If you start any level on the Shadow Rider and get onto another animal (horse or elephant), you will not get knocked off, no matter what. This means that you could knock Lu Bu or Guan Yu off the Red Hare you could ride and not get knocked off.
Play the Campaign Against Cao Cao level on Lu Bu's side. Kill all the generals on the right side of the screen (near the circle object). Get ambushed by Xu Huang, then kill him. Next, go and discover the other ambush party (behind Xiahou Yuan). Kill Xiahou Yuan, then go into the castle and get ambushed again. Xiahou Dun will appear as reinforcements. Kill him and the saddle will appear near Cao Cao.
Note: After you get ambushed by Xu Huang on the right side of the map, go down and discover the ambush. The ambush will retreat. Kill Xiahou Yuan, then proceed to do the rest.
In order to get Survival Guide, you need to have the two Qiaos. To do this, use Wu and complete the Yellow Turban Fortress and Yellow Turban Rebellion. Then, go to Xiao Qiao save her and her sister, Da Qiao. The "A valuable item has appeared" message will appear. Then, complete the mission.
First, get Guan Yu's Escape for Wei. Do this by choosing Yellow Turban Rebellion first in Act 1, then in Act 2, clear both stages. After the Battle of Guan Du in Act 3, it will be Wei Tales, Guan Yu's Escape. When at Guan Yu's Escape, equip the Red Hare saddle, if available. Pass the fifth gate and a Supply Team will appear around the fourth gate. Dart back, kill the Supply Team, and get the item he drops. Forget about Guan Yu and all the other generals when you get the item, and focus on the Carriage. It is somewhat easy to defeat.
To get the Wind Scroll (which boosts your weapon range), play the Battle of Xu Chang level as the Shu Forces. When Yue Ying begins to set up the Siege Ramp, protect her. However, you also have to kill Xu Zhu before your rear flank dies. Note: The Red Hare is recommended. Kill the people around Hu Zhi, and him if desired. Find and kill Man Chong. You do not have to kill Man Chong and Hu Zhi, but it is recommended. The Siege Ramp will appear. Find and kill Xu Zhu before the Flank dies. There will be a precious item report. The item will appear around the top of map, slightly off center. If that was too long to do, just make sure Yue Ying sets up the ramp and that you kill Xu Zhu before the rear flank dies.
Play the Hu Lao Gate level on the allies side on the hard difficulty setting. You must have a level 9 Star Pike. Defeat Lu Bu to get the weapon. You can get this weapon in Free Mode.
In order to get the Holy Avenger, you must have a Great Sword from edit mode. You must get it to level 8 and do the final battle and defeat Cai Ren. He gives you 1,181 experience. You need 3,000 experience. Defeat all other generals and you should level up to Holy Avenger.
You need to have a level 9 rapier. Select the hard difficulty setting and play the Yellow Turban Menace level. When it begins, defeat (in order): Gao Sheng, Deng Mao, Huang Shao, He Yi, and Yan Zheng. You should get a message reading " has obtained the Ultimate Weapon Nu Wa's Rapier" or something similar.
You need to have a level 9 edit officer sword. The best way to level up the sword is to do the following. At the Yellow Turban Fortress, as the Allied Forces on the hard difficulty setting, kill the following in order: He Yi, Pei Yaun Shao, and Chen Yaunzhi. You must complete killing them in under six minutes. The weapon should have +54 attack power and at level 9.
First, you must have an Edit Officer with a level 9 spear. Then, go to the Si Shue Gate level. Kill only officers that are not in one of the two fortress. Once Sun Jian retreats and Yuan Shao says "Is there no one who can defeat Hua Xiong?", defeat Hua Xiong. Next, go into the main fortress and kill the main general's two sub-officers. After awhile, Zhang Liao will appear as backup for the enemy. Kill Zhang Liao then go into the supply depot (the fortress nearest to your main camp) from the back entrance and kill the officers in there. Then, defeat all other enemy generals besides the main commander. Next, after all officers are gone, defeat the commander. If your weapon was level 9, it should now upgrade to level 10, Typhoon.
Play on the hard difficulty setting using a created officer with a level 10 spear. When the level starts, go south, and kill (in order): Li Su, Gao Shun, and Niou Fu, Then, wait for Sun Jian to retreat, and for Hua Xiong to charge. When Yuan Shao says "Are there no warriors here that can defeat Hua Xiong?", go forward and fight Hua Xiong. Killing his sub-officers is not necessary. Then, go past where Hua Xiong was located and kill Li Jue's two sub officers, Li Meng, and Yang Feng. After defeating those two opponents, wait for Zhang Liao to appear and defeat him. After defeating him, go north, past where Li Jue is located, up to the back entrance of the enemy supply depot. Defeat Wang Fang and Fan Chou. After this, you should get a message that reads " has obtained the Ultimate Weapon Typhoon." Then, just finish the level.
To get the 10th level great sword, play the Yellow Turban Rebellion level in the Ji Province. When the stage starts, move out and defeat Pei Yuanshao, Zhang Man Cheng, Zhang Bao, Zhang Liang, Zhang Bo, and Cheng Yuanzi in that order. You need to be maximum class and have the level 9 Holy Avenger.
You do not have to do anything special in order to get an Orb. They appear randomly.
For the Orb element to take effect, you must have a full Musuo bar. If your character has a level 10 weapon, then a full Musuo bar is not required.
Play the Yellow Turban Fortress level on the Han side. Once you start, there will be two forts (left and right). Go to the left fort and defeat the officer outside the gate to get the gate open. Once inside, go to the bottom left corner. A crate should be there, near a fence. Open it, and an item that should be an Orb will appear. To help you get these Orbs easier, equip the Seven Star Luck.
Spend a few minutes riding around the battlefield, destroying pots that are in sight. Some power-ups are in areas you would never expect, such as location where there are no enemies.
To get a new level in the Yellow Turban Rebellion, play Musou Mode with Shu. Be any character, and do the Yellow Turban Rebellion first. Kill Zhang Jiao and make that the only general you defeat. After you finish the level, it will say Shu Tales. It is called Eliminate Zhang Jiao.
At Battle Of Chang Ban level on Liu Bei's forces, go down the path on the right side of the map. Defeat any enemy General in the way to ensure Liu Bei's protection. After you get over the Chang Ban bridge, a message stating "Lie Bei's infant son is still in the central fortress" will appear. Press Start and go to "History" to find the exact location of Liu Bei's son. This is not required, but it helps. Go to the point were the history said the baby was located. The baby is in a decorative box. When you pick up the baby, your Musuo bar will be full for sixty seconds. It also helps to have a horse or be Gan Ning when you get the baby; or your full Musuo will be wasted on a few troops of soldiers.
Play as Cao Cao's force. Wei Yan will be at the bottom left. He will want to attack, but Zhuge Laing will tell him to stop. Continue to kill officers at the top. However, do not go close to Wei Yan or fight him. After awhile, Sima Yi will offer him the chance to defect and he will accept.
Play as the Wu or Shu side. After every General is killed on your side, Sun Jian will struggle and will soon only have one or no guards. After Xu Zhu appears, he will bring Cao Cao srtonghold. It will be non-stop; advance slowly and protect Sun Jian while doing so. You will get about 800 to 1000 kills. If you do this and kill lots of Generals, 12,000 points will be given to you after the battle. This also works with Cheng Du on Wu or Wei side, where the non-stop stronghold is in Luo Castle (top where Ma Su is located), and in Jian Ye (bottom of map where Sun Jian is found).
Play as Xiao Qiao and equip the Red Hair Harness. When you enter the Stone Sentinel Maze, after the figures start to move up and down you can ride over them. When one starts to rise, move directly towards it. When it is about a quarter up, you should run right up and over it. This makes it possible to enter the Bai Di Castle from the maze. If this does not work, try to ride up different parts, such as the sides.
In Shu Musou mode, finish The Nanman Campaign. Defeat Meng Huo seven times (once in a duel) and Zhu Rong (in a duel). An event with Zhuge Liang and Meng Huo will happen. Then, in the Battle Of Yi Ling, after the fire attack event and Zhuge Liang appears, wait about ten minutes. Meng Huo and Zhu Rong will appear.
A Life Up is on the top of the walls that the siege ramps lead to. The pot stands near five others. There is a Musou Up on the top wall that siege ramp also leads to.
Skip Yellow Turban Menace in Chapter 1, and in Chapter 2, play Huo Lao Gate first. Do not kill Lu Bu, but kill Dong Zhuo. This means that he cannot escape.
There is a Life Bar on the top of the Hu Lao gate. Use the stairs behind the gate to walk up. There is Musou Up on the other side of the gate from the Life Bar.
When Lu Bu comes out, get his attention. Bring him towards other officers on your team. Defeat him, then take his horse and quickly go to Yuan Shou. Hux Iang from Si Shui Gate comes to kill Yuan Shou. Protect Yuan Shou, then wait and Dong Zhou's forces will retreat.
There is a Life Bar near Yuan Shu's location. The pot stands alone.
There is a Life Bar is in the top area where Huang Zhong is located. There is a Musou Bar in the pot near the statues when traveling.
There is a Life Up is in the poison swamp near King Mulu. There is a Musou Up is in the straight land leading to Dong Tu Ne and Ahui Nan in a pot on the left; the path under Jihuan Sanjie.
When the level starts, kill Zhu Bao, Gao Ding, and Yong Kai. In other words, kill Yong Kai's two sub Generals and Yong Kai in that order. After doing so, Dong Tu Ne and Ahui Nan will defect. Get a horse nearby or equip a saddle. Immediately ride or run to Meng Huo's castle. Defeat Wu Tugu or King Mulu to get the gate to open. Go in the castle. Meng Huo will appear immediately and you can kill him there. Note: When fighting Meng Huo, massive reinforcements will arrive and Gate Captains will appear every ten minutes. Lu Xun or Zhuge Liang will be struggling in battle. Be careful, because Zhu Rong will also march to kill your main commander. If you go into the castle, a 1000 kill possibility can happen.
After rescuing Xiao Qiao, quickly rescue Da Qiao. Then, meet up with Sun Ce. Once all three are following you, go south. However, go over to the east side of the map, through the gate. When Dong Zhuo's troops arrive, they will hunt for you. If you try to meet them down the center, you will lose, as you will be overwhelmed by their sheer numbers. You might survive, but odds are that you will be defeated. Going to either side causes them to split up, making it easier for you to survive. You will not have to deal with five to officers, their sub-officers (if any), and their troops. A fully decked general is recommended. Equipment should include: Red Hare Saddle (to move quickly), Charge Bracer, Peacock Urn, Tiger Amulet, and Vorpal Orb.
There is a Life Up on the top left squared area near Zhang Liang with flame geysers. The pot stands by itself. There is a Musou Up in the top right squared area the opposite of where the life up is located. The pot stands alone.
There is a Life Up near Zhang Jiao on his right. The pot near the brown box. Another pot has 200 HP+. A Musou Up is in one of the three pots near Zhang Liang's location, when coming in straight from below.
If you have a strong character capable of completing levels with a difficulty rating of about six or more and you need upgrading, go to the Mt. Ding Jun level. Fight for the Shu side. Once in the level, fight your way towards Xiahou Yuan and Zhang He. If you defeat Xiahou Yuan, he will give you +4 attack and 1228 weapon experience points. Zhang He will give you +4 defense and a little less experience points. If your character is not strong enough to battle at Mt.Ding Jun, select the Battle of Guan Du level and fight for Wei. There are many officers and Zhang He, Liu Bei, and Zhang Fei all drop +2 power-ups.
Go to the Unification Of Jiang Dong level in the Wu Territory on the medium difficulty setting. All generals and their officers give a minimum of +2 to attack/defence, and the rest give +4. The difficulty for the level is only rated for 4 on medium difficulty. Weapon experience is not very high, however, and you will only acquire about 3000 weapon experience points (more if you juggle the Named Ones).
Play the Jian Ye level on the Nanman side on the easy difficulty setting. This requires a level 15 Tiger Amulet and a Red Hare Saddle. Play normally, killing the four fake Sun Jians, then kill sub-generals in the following order: Taichi Ci, Cheng Pu, Zhou Tai, Sun Jian, Sun Ce, Sun Quan, and Sun Shang Xiang. Any unpowered-up character will instantly have there level 5 weapon and some ranks up. Do this four times and you will have the level 9 weapon and rank 1 or 3 at least.
First, get Guan Yu's Escape for Cao Cao's forces (Wei). Access this by selecting the Yellow Turban Rebellion first in Act 1. Then in Act 2, clear both stages. After the Battle of Guan Du in Act 3, it will be Wei Tales, Guan Yu's Escape. Now that you have Guan Yu's Excape, set it to the easy difficulty setting. Equip a saddle of any kind, if available, and sprint up to Guan Yu. Try and isolate and defeat him. He will give you 848 weapons points on the easy difficulty setting after he is defeated. If you hit him with a Charge attack, you will receive 32 weapons points on the easy difficulty setting. Combo him five times at least, and you will unlock the level 2 weapon for any character in under five minutes. Be careful, as Guan Yu has three times his normal stats on this level.
Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion on Zhang Jiao's side. Defeat every officer and sub officer. By doing this on the easy difficulty setting, you will leave the stage with over 12,000 weapon experience.
Play the Battle Of Jian Ye level as the Shu side in free mode. Choose the character for which you want to maximize his or her power. It is best to have at least the level 7 weapon. Quickly, eliminate Sun Jian at the bottom of the map. If you want to boost your weapon experience first, kill one illusion of Sun Jian. After you kill the real Sun Jian with the static around his body, you will get about 2,028 weapon experience and an +8 attack in normal mode or 1,016 weapon experience and a +4 in easy mode. Sun Ce will now take command. Kill him to get another 2,000 weapon experience and +8 attack. If your health is low, kill SunSan Xiang or one of the elite guards to get an All Recover boost. Sun Quan will now take command. Kill him to get 2,000 weapon experience and +8 defense. Make sure your health is towards full before facing Sun San Xiang; she will have Zhou Tai nearby and lots of soldiers. Taici Ci will also pursue you when facing Sun Quan. If "The main camp is under attack" message appears, forget the general-killing spree. Instead, help Liu Bei get secured. There are lots of 10 second Musous and Life Recovers in boxes near Liu Bei -- do not worry about your vitality bar. If you do not kill the soldiers fast enough, then Sun San Xiang will appear and hunt you down. Kill her, but there will be no weapon experience or status items. Also, before facing Sun Jian, you need to kill Huang Gai to open the gate. To finish the stage quickly, equip Red-Hare, or if you do not have any saddles, knock a general of his or hers. Note: On the hard difficulty setting, status items will still be the same, but weapon experience will be doubled to 4,000 points.
Play in two player mode. Use a low trained character who has a ninth weapon for player one and another trained character with at least a ninth weapon for player two. If you were supposed to defeat an enemy general, let player two weaken him. Then let player one defeat the enemy general.
Use Huang's Bow at level 10 or more. When a duel begins, take out your bow and shoot. The officer will fly back and come towards you. This gives you enough time to use your bow. To do this easier, shoot the bow, release the button, hold it again, and shoot. Repeat this until he or she is dead. Note: This will not work for all generals, especially Lu Bu.
While in Musou mode during a duel, if you are losing, run up as close to the wall as possible. Press R1 to aim with a bow and arrow. The general you are dueling will not attack, and you can survive to fight him on the battlefield.
When aiming at someone far away, hold R for a few seconds without touching anything else. You will zoom in on the target, making it easier to select who you want to hit with an arrow.
After being knocked down or off a horse, quickly press L to flip up and get ready to attack or guard. This also works well when fighting in duels.
Before you start a battle, equip any harness. During the, battle you will get the ability in any horse. For example, equip the Shadow Rider Saddle which prevents you from being knocked off when on a horse. Then, try to sit on other General' horse you will also get that effect.
In order to get new sides on levels (Shu on Cheng Du, Wu on Jian Ye, Wu on Battle of Fan Castle, Wei side in Tian Shui gate), you must activate some tales (Imperial Seal, Eliminate Zhang Jiao, etc.) depending on which character you use. For example, getting Jian Ye for Wu is very difficult, as you have to activate tales and finish levels in on the hard difficulty setting.
If the General's strategy was tactical or balanced, it should give you defense. If the General's strategy was offensive or defensive, then it will give you attack. If the General's strategy was normal, it will most likely give you attack, but may also give you defense. There are some exceptions to the items at times.
To get multiple Red Hares, play as Zang He under Yuan Shou in the Hu Lou Gate level. Defeat the six generals outside of the main fortress before the ram knocks down the gate. Charge in on foot and watch Lu Bu appear. While you are fighting him, knock him back and get on his Red Hare. Note: Stay inside the main castle. Charge him through a few times on the Red Hare, then go far enough away that he is no longer in your line of vision. Each time you bring him back into view, he will be on a new Red Hare.
Each special horse has an ability:
- Red Hare Saddle: Fastest horse.
- Hex Mark Saddle: Raises your luck.
- Shadow Rider Saddle: You cannot get knocked off when on horse or any other.
- Storm Saddle: Raises your horse attack.
- Elephant Saddle: Runs over objects such as towers, crates, and bottles.
- Hex Mark Saddle: Raises your luck.
This trick will take quite a long time, but is worth it. Before facing Lu Bu, charge up your Musou. Then, charge towards him (from behind, if possible). Use your Musou on him. After he is on the ground, use this chance to run away. Charge up your Musou again and return to attack him. Your Musou could be more powerful when your life bar is red. This will set Lu Bu on fire.
Take Lu Bu's Red Hare and run back and forth. Run him over and attack with Triangle to get weapon experience or just a normal Square attack. When he is almost dead, you can get off the horse and use Musou, or keep riding horse and lunge at him.
Use the following trick to defeat Lu Bu in a duel. When in Hu Lao Gate, Yuan Shao will say "Protect the ram while it heads for Hu Lao Gate". After the ram destroys Hu Lao's Gate, Yuan Shao will say "All forces march. Take Dong Zhuo's head." After that, Lu Bu will appear. A few seconds, later Lu Bu will say "You dare face the mighty Lu Bu" . Duel him. Use the following items as Zhao Yun on the easy difficulty settin to defeat him. Note: Also use Zhao Yun's Max combo, which is Square(2), Triangle(3). If done correctly, he should fly in the air, allowing you to land another combo. The items are: Tiger Amulet: 15, Tortoise Armulet: 19, Peacock Urn: 15, Dragon Armulet: 15, Wind Scroll: none. Make sure your character has almost maximum stats.
Use the following trick to defeat Lu Bu in a duel. This can be somewhat difficult to actually do, but if it works you can defeat Lu Bu in a duel easily. First, get your character's weapon to at least level 4. Going to all three of the Yellow Turban levels twice (and defeating most, if not all Generals and sub-Generals) should take care of this. Attack Lu Bu with the third charge (Square(2), Triangle) and keep pressing Triangle. You will notice that since the character has the second form of the weapon, they do more hits than before. When Lu Bu becomes dizzy from the last hit, get behind him and do a very strong combo (varies for each character). Keep doing this until he is defeated. Note: Some characters tend to push Lu Bu to the side, thus missing the blow that actually makes him dizzy (for example, Liu Bei, Sun Quan, Guan Yu, etc.). However, this does not make it impossible for them to pull this off.
To defeat Lu Bu in under ten minutes, when the battle of Hu Lao Gate starts, quickly get your gate open by defeating the General that blocks it (Li Ru, Dong Min, etc.). The battering ram should now appear. Kill the General that blocks the Shu army. After killing him, the Shu army should protect the ram. Do not kill the Guard Captains. You will need their health power-ups when fighting Lu Bu. When the gate breaks, quickly hit Lu Bu off his horse. He should now be in rage and pursue you. Do not accept his duels. When fighting Lu Bu non-duel style, just block (L1) all of his attacks. If the light shines, jump and press Triangle for a jump charge. He should now be flying in mid-air. Quickly slash twice before he guards and counter. After jump charging, guard again. It is best for Lu Bu to let him decrease your health to red so you can Musou rather than slashing. Make sure health is nearby. When his life gets low, his Musou attack will shatter your defenses if not blocked correctly. Make sure you are in a stance in front of him. If he Musous, execute your Musou as well if you want to do damage. A stalemate will start; press X rapidly.
First, get your character to level 8 or lower. Then, get your weapon to level 5 or higher. Finally, level up your bodyguards until you get 8. At the beginning of the battle of Hu Lao Gate, defeat at least four officers. When the ram appears, do not kill the guard captains. Wait until the ram breaks the gate and Lu Bu appears. Knock him off the Red Hare and do not challenge him to a duel. Get him to chase you, and run into only one other General. Get that General to attack him. Keep your distance and try to use your Charge Bow to knock him out (hold R, then press Y). When he is knocked out, go up to him and perform a combo. If your life is red, keep your distance and let the General and your bodyguards attack him. When you get your Musou, use it on Lu Bu. Keep doing this until he dies. You can kill a Guard Captain to heal.