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Walkthrough by odino

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 06/27/2010

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Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu

Walkthrough
NES 1989

Version:        1.0     released on the 27th of June 2010
Author:         odino   http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/47976.html
This guide is EXCLUSIVELY available to GameFAQs.

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| |                           TABLE OF CONTENTS                            | |
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| 01.) Introduction                                              |   G0100   |
| 02.) Basics                                                    |   G0200   |
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| 03.) Walkthrough                                               |   G0300   |
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| YY.) Version History                                           |   GYY00   |
| ZZ.) Credits & Thanks                                          |   GZZ00   |
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01.)                    INTRODUCTION                                 G0100
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Welcome to 'Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu' for the NES, an adventure
game released by Tokyo Shoseki in 1989.

The game was only released in Japan but is available to play in English by
applying a translation patch. This walkthrough is based on said translation and
you will have to translate the steps back into Japanese if you want to use it
on the untouched game.

If you spot any errors or have suggestions please feel free to e-mail me about
it. Enjoy!


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02.)                    BASICS                                       G0200
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The game controls are super easy. Move the cursor with the D-pad and confirm
actions with the B button. You can revert with the A button.

The display has the action commands in the top left corner, your inventory in
the top right and your journal progress in the center depicted by an open book
icon. These come in halfs and build up as you make progress in a chapter. The
walkthrough does not complete all these icons but you can look around some more
on your own if you feel it is more complete. The lower portion is the current
area and the text.

You can die in this game at several spots. You cannot get stuck as far as I
know and you would only revert to the beginning of the chapter which tend to
be very short. Using the walkthrough you should not have any problems like
that.

The game gives you a password after every chapter. You can input it at the main
menu. Note that the translated password differs from the original Japanese one
and that inputting ' should be on top of the preceding letter. The password is
also case sensitive.


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03.)                    WALKTHROUGH                                  G0300
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Chapter 1:
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Walk -> Left
Say -> Person
Say -> Father
Say -> Letter
Walk -> Tate
Move -> M.Buddha
Walk -> Up
Walk -> Up
See -> Figure
Get -> Figure
Walk -> Left
Get -> Sword
Walk -> Left
See -> Up
Say -> Rockpile
Say -> Symbols
Say -> Atman
Use -> Journal
Walk -> Up

2D fight, keep firing at its body staying in front of its feet to avoid the
fireballs and only slightly move away when you think it is moving too close.
After many, many hits it will finally be defeated. You take around ten hits
before you KO. This is only really challenging fight in the game. Do not be
frustrated if this is too tough; I was shocked as well at first but once you
get by this mutant the rest of the game's bosses are a real breeze. If all else
fails you can always use the password below to skip ahead.

Password PJUSCF'LJYUFs


Chapter 2:
``````````
Walk -> Shrine
Walk -> Right
Say -> Person
Say -> Mirror
Walk -> Left
Walk -> Left
Say -> Person
Say -> Identity
Say -> Serpent
Say -> Sword
Walk -> Left
Get -> Sword
Walk -> Out

2D fight. Your attacks are now horizonal and so are the serpents. Sure it is
unfair that there are many heads shooting against you but this guy goes down
much quicker than the previous boss. Just keep jumping between the attacks as
best as you can.

Password: BEPM'TIiPCQQZ'U


Chapter 3:
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Walk -> Back
Say -> Person
Say -> Location
Walk -> Right
See -> Horse
See -> Buddhas
See -> Eye
Walk -> Left
Say -> Pattern
Say -> Horse
Walk -> Left
See -> Statue
See -> Ey
Get -> Eye
Walk -> Right
Say -> Pattern
Say -> Yamatai
Say -> Jewel
Use -> Journal
Walk -> Right
Use -> Jewel
Walk -> Up

Walk -> Up
Move -> Lid
Say -> Casket
Walk -> Up
Say -> Seal
Say -> Casket
Say -> Sword
Get -> Seal
Get -> Sword
Walk -> Up
See -> Door
Say -> Symbols
Use -> Journal
Move -> Up
Say -> Spring
Move -> Up
Use -> Sword
Walk

Say -> Person
Say -> Ghost
Say -> Shrine
Walk -> Inside
See -> Hole
Say -> Hole
Say -> Dark G
Say -> Minion
Walk -> Out
Say -> Map
Walk -> Kumamato

Get -> Rope
Walk -> Up
Say -> Rock
Walk -> Chibusan
See -> Pot
Say -> Dark God
Walk -> Takehara
Say -> Dark God
Walk -> Hinooka
See -> Up
See -> Right
See -> Left
Say

2D battle with the spawning minion. This guy is so pathetic. All you have to
do is find a spot in-between his bouncing mini-minions and duck while
constantly shooting attacks from your sword. He does not even last 10 seconds.

Password:Qajb'YeKEPsFB


Chapter 4:
``````````
Walk -> Up
Walk -> Up
Walk -> Right
Walk -> Right
Get -> Bell
Walk -> Right
Walk -> Right
Walk -> Up
Use -> Sword
Walk -> Up
Get -> Helm
See -> Wall
Use -> Journal
Use -> Bell
Walk -> Up
Say -> Stamp
Use -> Stamp
Walk -> Back

Say
Get -> Crown
Use -> Crown
Walk -> Up
Say
Get -> Comb
Use -> Comb
Walk -> Up
Say
Get -> Peaches
Use -> Peaches
Walk -> Up
Say
Go -> Back

2D figh with the hag. Definitely harder than the last fight but still nothing
hard. The ideal situation would be the hag moving to one side and you standing
on the other where you can simply jump over its projectiles. Else you have to
dodge them as they come.

Password: LlmfTnHnVlC


Chapter 5:
``````````
See -> Up
Walk -> Up
Walk -> Right
See -> Mural
Walk -> Back
See -> Scroll
Walk-> Right
See -> Door
Use -> Sword
Walk -> Up

Walk -> Right
Walk -> Back
See -> Mural
Use -> Parchment
See -> Rahu
Walk -> Right
Use -> Figure
Walk -> Up

Walk -> Right
Walk -> Back
See -> Sym
Use -> Journal
See -> Sym
Walk -> Right
Walk -> Up

See -> Mandala
Walk -> Up
See -> Mandala
Move -> Mandala
See -> Asura
Get -> Sword

2D fight with the idol. There are two pairs of projectiles and you can almost
always find a safe spot in-between them. Move with the idol as it etches closer
or drift away and I also recommend ducking as you shoot.

Password:JAeCLsbkP'HmmL'


Chapter 6:
``````````
Say -> Person
Say -> Identity
Say -> Turtle
Get -> Turtle
Walk -> Mountain

Walk -> Up
Walk -> Right
Say -> Person
See -> Kikuchi
Walk -> Up
See -> Kikuchi
Walk -> Back
Get -> Sword
Walk -> Up

2D fight with Susanoo Horse statue. This is a long fight and I actually do not
have much strategy but to just duck in the corner and dish out damage, taking
plenty of damage in the process. I never seemed to die when just doing that but
would die when hopping around like a mad man.

Password: GfMllKCCYTIEsK's


Chapter 7:
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Walk -> Up
Use ->Figurine
Walk -> Up
Walk -> R. Rock
Use -> Sword
Walk -> L. Rock
Use -> Sword
Walk -> Back
Walk -> Up
Use -> Sword
Walk -> Up
Say
Say
See -> Oto Tac
Walk -> Up
Get -> Mirror
Say -> Mirror
Say -> Treasure
Walk -> Temple

Walk -> Up
Use -> Mandala
Say
Use -> Figurine

2D fight versus the Dark Horse God. This guy is pathetic once again. Simply
stand in front of his feet and ensure it does not trample you. Since he moves
so slowly that should not be a problem.

Password: jEaBTDR'PBQK'Z'sU


Chapter 8:
``````````
Say -> Person
Walk -> House

See -> Around
Say -> Picture
Say -> Kikuchi
Say -> Murder
Walk -> Room

Say -> Father
Say -> Kikuchi
Say -> Jewels
Get -> Jewel
Walk -> Park
Walk -> Up
Walk -> Room
Get -> Coat
Get -> Scarf (Note: There is a bad ending if you do not take the scarf.)
Walk -> Park

Say
Walk -> Up
Say
Use -> Sword

2D fight with Kikuchi. Simple stand in the corner again and just attack. The
diagonal hits will be enough to take him down before he takes you down. There
really is no other strategy.


The End


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YY.)                    VERSION HISTORY                              GYY00
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v1.0     Complete (27th of June 2010)


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ZZ.)                    CREDITS & THANKS                             GZZ00
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GameFAQs for hosting this file.

The makers of this game.

snark for the translation and rough walkthrough draft which was used to create
this step-by-step walkthrough. Great work!

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