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Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins Cheats

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   (last update - Dec 22 2000)

Level select
NA release: At the level selection screen, hold Select + Square + Circle and press Right (x3), Up, Left, Down, R2.

European/Australian(PAL) version: highlight a blank mission (shown with the "-"), then hold Square and press Right, Left, Down. Release Square and hold Circle. Now press Left, Right, Up. Hold Square + Circle (don't release Circle) and press Up, Down.

More levels will become available if Tatsumaru has already been unlocked as a selectable character.

Restore health
NA release: Pause the game, then hold Square and press Left, Right, Up, Down.

European/Australian(PAL) version: Pause the game, then hold Circle and press Left, Right, Up, Down.

Once you use this cheat, you cannot achieve a perfect score when finishing the game because the game will automatically count that you have been discovered at least once during your game (even if you haven't).

Instant kills in story mode (European/Australian - PAL version)
Pause during a game in story mode and press R1, L1, R1, L2. Now hold Triangle and press Down (x3), Up. Once you release the Triangle, the game will restart and with a reduced health of 98%. Now, you should be able to kill enemies instantly.

All Ninja items
NA release: At the item selection screen, press Square (x3), Circle, Square, Circle (x2), Left, Up, Down, Right, R2 (x2).

European/Australian PAL version: press R2, L2, R2, L2 at the item selection screen. Then, hold Select and press Right, Left, Circle, Square, Down, Up(2).

Increase inventory items by one
NA release: At the item selection screen, hold R1 + Square and press Right, Down, Left, Up.

European/Australian PAL version: Hold R1 + Circle and press Right, Down, Left, L1 at the item selection screen.

Full map
While playing a game, hold Select to display the map, then press Circle(5). European/Australian PAL version: press Select during a game to display the map, then hold Select + R1 and press Circle (x5).

Unlock Tatsumaru
NA release: At the level selection screen, hold Circle + Square and press R1, R2, L2, L1, Up, Down, Left, Right, Select to unlock Tatsumaru in the mission editor.

European/Australian PAL version: highlight another character, then hold Circle + Square and press Right, Up, Left. While continuing to hold Circle + Square, also hold Down and press L1, L2. Continue to hold Circle + Square, release Down, and press Select.

If you complete the game with both Rikimaru and Ayame you unlock Tatsumaru automatically.

All missions in mission editor
Enter the custom mission screen in the mission editor, hold R2 + Circle and press Up, Down (x2), Right, Left (x2).

Game levels in mission editor
Enter the mission settings screen in the mission editor, then hold Circle and press Up (x2), Down (x2), Left, Right.

Custom game levels in mission editor
NA release: Enter the mission editor and highlight the "Edit Mission" option. Hold Circle and press Up (x2), Down (x2), Left, Right. European/Australian PAL version: enter the mission editor and highlight the "Edit Mission" option. Then, hold Square and press Up (x2), Down (x2), Left, Right.

After entering the code, you should hear a sound, and a CD icon will appear between "Edit Mission" and the memory card icon.

European castle in mission editor
Complete the game with all three characters.

Tips

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¿Stealth kill moves that stop halfway through?

You may have noticed that from time to time, when you perform a stealth kill move on a enemy the animation won't fully play. This is due to a bug, the stealth kill animations can only play properly perfectly flat ground and when nothing gets in the way of the character movements. If there is an object or something, the animation will stop and you will be returned to the "normal view" and you will see the enemy dying again XD

To put it simply, the animations of Stealth kill moves won't work like they should unless you are in a flat ground and there are no objects that could interfere with the animation.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

Cancel the effect of poison

If you get poisoned and you don't have an antidote the venom will kill you after sometime. But there is a way to avoid it. You'll get damaged only if running so try crouching. You still are poisoned, but won't suffer the effects. To advance try rolling, constant moving while holding R1 or run a bit then crouch. This method will make the level longer to complete, but you won't die. This trick works 100% in the NTSC-US version of the game.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: beavisbathol on December 12, 2008

Cancelling the use of an item

This is a very important feature that you should use in order not to waste items, simply press the SQUARE button while holding the TRIANGLE button. It's very useful if you need to reposition yourself before aiming.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

Differences between Normal and Hard difficulty

The following are the differences between Normal and Hard difficulty settings:

1)Enemies have a longer field of vision.

2)Enemies will stay on alert for a longer period of time.

3)The enemies and bosses will use certain items more often.

4)When bodies fall they alert enemies that are close by to your location.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

Dragging bodies

In Tenchu 2 you can drag enemies bodies after killing them, to do so press R1 near the body and hold the circle button, your character will grab the body and you'll be able to move it wherever you want, this is useful to avoid other guards from noticing the body of one of their allies.

Note: If you are using Rikimaru or Ayame, you'll need to sheathe your weapon first, before dragging a body.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

Guarding (two ways)

In Tenchu 2 you have two ways to guard yourself against enemy attacks, you can either hold the circle button and you will block all attacks coming from the front (you can't guard against back attacks and certain special attacks) or you can simply hold DOWN while having you weapon on and your character will also guard automatically.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

Stealing items

To steal items from dead enemies, you simply have to press R1 near the enemy's body. Your character will check the body for items and grab them, if this doesn't happen you'll hear a "sound" like the one you hear when you remove items or cancel the use of one. This means that the enemy doesn't have any items to steal. BUT sometimes, you'll hear this even though the enemy does carry items, when this happens it means that the dead body isn't on a flat ground. What you should do is move the body and try to steal the items again.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

Stealth kills, how to perform each one.

There are a total of 7 different Stealth kills for each character (Rikimaru, Ayame & Tatsumaru):

1) Press the Square button behind an enemy that is in "?" status.

2) Press the Square button to the left of an enemy that is in "?" status.

3) Press the Square button to the right of an enemy that is in "?" status.

4) Press the Square button directly in front of an enemy that is in "?" status. This one can be hard to perform sometimes, but it is possible. If you can't do it, but you wish to see the animation, you can always use a "CAMOUFLAGE" item to make yourself invisible and go directly in front of an enemy and press Square.

5) Press the Square button while crouching near an enemy that is in "?" status.

6) Press the Square button while in mid-air when you are jumping towards an enemy that is in "?" status.

7) This is the hardest one to perform, you need to bump into an enemy and make them go to "!?" status. So that they are aware of your presence but you don't give them time to react. So bump into the enemy from behind and once he goes "!?" press the Square button.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

Cheats

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All items cheat

At the items screen press square,square,circle,square,circle,circle,left,up,down,right,R2,R2
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: daniboy_500 on September 05, 2004

complete map

at any time during gameplay hold select and press circle 5 times
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: daniboy_500 on September 05, 2004

Double your "Item" carrying capacity

Beat the game with all three characters with a "Grandmaster" Ranking and you will now be able to carry 24 items instead of 12 total.

Note: You must beat every mission with a "Grandmaster Rank" in order to unlock this secret.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: swiftshark on December 20, 2002

increase item count

at the item screen hold R1+square then press right,left,up,down
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: daniboy_500 on September 05, 2004

Performing Stealth kills while your weapons are sheathed (Rikimaru & Ayame)

When you hit the Square button near the enemy, the stealth kill animation will begin regardless of whether your weapon is sheathed or not. This bug can be used in your advantage since Rikimaru and Ayame move slower than normal will their weapons sheathed.

This WON'T work if you try to do it on a ground that isn't perfectly flat or a place where there isn't enough space like to perform the Stealth kill animation.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Just a Shadow on July 31, 2007

restore health cheat

at any time during gameplay press start then hold square then slowly press left,right,up,down
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: daniboy_500 on September 05, 2004

unlock all missions

at the mission screen hold circle+square+select then press right,right,right,up,left,down,R2 after that all the missions will be unlocked for the characters
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: daniboy_500 on September 05, 2004

unlock tatsumaru

at the mission screen hold circle+square+select then press R1,R2,L2,L1,up down,left,right,select then press left or right repeatedly to chose him
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: daniboy_500 on September 05, 2004
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