Little Ninja Brothers
Typed out by David Anderson
Than you for purchasing Culture Brain's "Lil' Ninja Bros.(TM)" for your
Nintendo Entertainment System(r). For maximum enjoyment, please
read this Instruction Manual thoroughly before playing. Ninja action!
*Jack & Ryu's humorous Ninja action!--6
*Special field training stage--10
*Let's start the game--12
*Let's adventure Chinaland--16
*Viewing and using the subscreen--20
*Now, fights!!--Viewing the battle screen--22
*How to manage in command battle--24
*Trouble shooting advice--33
*How to play the field meeting mode--35
Story-Beginning of the Adventure
One day, there was an emergency TV broucast all through Chinaland. "I
am Blu Boltar, lord of theYoma Clan. All of you, look at this!" What the
people saw was that Blu Boltar wound a rope around the lord of Chinaland,
the Emperor of Ching. "Whoo, please someone do something!" "Hah! Do
something? Chinaland is now mine. Anyone who resists us will be
terminated!" The people of Chinaland have a serious problem.
Meanwhile, on Mt. Epin, Jack and Ryu, enthusiastic Ninja boys, saw
the broadcast. They toof off on their journey to defeat the Yoma Clan
and bring a peace back to Chinaland. They headed towards Yokan, capital
of Chinaland! What kind of adventures are waiting for you at Chinaland......
Jack and Ryu's Humorous Ninja Action!!
1) Power up the punch power (picture of Jack punching) If you buy
and/or receive the punch items, your punch power will increase!
Command: To equip punch, select 'Equipment' then select 'Punch'.
2) Throwing stars (picture of Jack chucking a throwing star) If a (*)
ball appears after you punch a rock, grab it, so you can throw the
boomerang stars for a fixed period of time. There are four kinds you
can purchase, so buy wisely. They are good back up weapons in case
of an emergency. Command: Select 'Item'
3) Kick! (picture of Jack doing a jump-kick) The thrilling, exciting
action is here-Press the B button and the direction pad simultaneously!
4) The secret technique, 'Surger'!! (picture of Jack concentrating with
energy flowing around him) There are another secret behind the
'Throwing Stars'! They allow you to use the 'Surger', which can damage
the enemies without touching them. If you obtain powerful 'Throwing
Stars', your 'Surger' will also up grade!! Command: Select 'Item', then
select '...wave'. Press the A button to use it
Press the A and B button simultanously (or start button) to open up
5) Dragon Kick!
Punch rocks to get the treasure box. If a 'K mark' pops up, grab it,
so you can use a 'Dragon Kick'! Press the B button, then press the
Control pad in the direction you wish to kick.
6) Fight with Invincible Balls! (picture of Jack hitting some monsters)
If you collect six '(M)' marks that appear from the punched rocks, you
can use the 'Mighty Ball'. Grab the 'P' ball as soon as it appears, you can
then become invincible for a fixed period of time. If you obtain the
mystic item, you'll be able to use the secret 'Combined Cross Attack'......
7) There are swords, too! (picture of Jack with a sword and shield in
hand) Some members of the Yoma Clan can be defeated only by the
sword! However, if you defeat enemes with your sword, your experience
points you get by beating enemies will be reduced. So, it's better if
you use the sword against the enemes who can be defeated only with
the sword (namely, dragon-type enemies).
Let's defeat Yoma Clan!
To take an advantage of the battle,
1. Punch rocks and grab the treasure box. Various items are hidden
inside of them.
2. Use your punches and sword wisely.
3. Master the humorous ninja action.
Special Field Training Stage
The controller operation in this stage is a little different. If you
press the A button continuously, Jack and Ryu will dash forward!!
Now use the 'A button dash' and the Dragon Kick to clear the special stage!
What is the special field training stage? When you are on your journey,
you'll encounter the field training stage, which scrolls horizontally, in
the town or in the building. If you master the training, you'll find
something good......! If you play the 1 player mode, the computer
will play your partner, Ryu
Controller Operation in the Field Training Stage
Run (picture of Jack running)
Press the A button Continuously.
Punch (picture of Jack punching)
Press the A button only.
Dragon Kick (picture of Jack doing a jump-kick) Press the B button, then
immediately press the Control pad.
Kick (picture of Ryu doing a jump-kick)
Press the B button while you press teh Control pad.
Let's Start the Game!
There are two modes available, the RPG and the Field Meeting, in
this game. Refer to the instructions for the Field Meeting mode, on
page 35. Now, let's start the RPG.
To start the game from the beginning, select 'START', to continue
where you left off, select 'PASSWORD' then enter the 'Password'.
(see page 14)
How many players?
Choose if you want to play in the 1 or 2 player mode. If you select the
1 player mode, Jack will be your character. In the 2 player mode, 1P
is Jack and 2P is Ryu.
Select text speed
Select desirable speed of message displayed. (Translation: Pick how
fast you want the words to appear).
Select difficulties of the action play
Threemodes are available to you.
For the advanced player. The exciting action will take your breath away!
Moderate action is good for beginners and kids.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will determine and adjust the difficulties of
the situation depending on the player's skills. This mode is recommended
if a whole family plays the game.
Password lets you start where you left off
Don't forget to write the password down before you quit playing the game.
Password enables you to resume where you left off. Password are given in
both the subscreen and in the 'Convenience Store'.
1) Sub Screen
You can get them anywhere. Bring up the sub screen and select 'Password'.
(These passwords start you over where the game begins)
2) Convenience Store
The stores are located in every town.
(These passwords let you pick up from the convenience store where
you got them)
Enter the password!
To enter the password
Select 'Password' from the title screen. That'll bring up the password screen.
If you are defeated and wish to continue the last game, the password will
return you to the 'Convenience Store' from where you last received it. When
you go to the new town, don't forget to stop by the 'Convenience Store' to
get the password.
In the 2 player mode, both Jack and Ryu grow up together. Even if Ryu joined
in the middle of the game, the power of the characters will be the same. Only
one password apply to both Jack and Ryu.
Let's Adventure Chinaland!
Controller operation of the map screen
Moves Jack and Ryu up, down, left and right.
Opens the window and displays command.
Cancels your selection.
Start and Select Button
Exceptional Ways to Travel
There are two other options to travel if you are in the map screen.
It'll take you to any town you've visited before without a stop.
Two people can ride in it. It allows you to go on without encountering the enemies.
Buildings in the Map
Capital (cluster of houses)
In the town, you can meet the people of Chinaland.
The Divine House (yellow building with a red roof and window) The
twelve Celestial Beings will help you.
Yoma Chateau (a tower)
The nest of the Yoma Clan.
You should visit there.
Water Lily Castle (an Oriental castle)
The castle of the fairy...
Huh? It's dark!
There are a number of dark places such as the one in the picture (Jack
and Ryu in a tunnel). If you find the one, leave immediately. Get the
'Light', then return.
In the Town...How to Use 'Command'
Press the A button, the command window will pop up.
When you talk to people in the town, cling to the person you wish to talk
to, and press the A button. Then select 'Talk'. If you press the A button,
people will talk to you.
In the case of emergency, borrow the power of your rescue characters.
But how? (This command lets you call one of the Celestial Beings when
you get to a roadblock. It's used once or twice in the whole game)
Please see page 20.
(picture of a building with a shut door) You can't enter a house if the
door is closed.
(picture of a house with an open door)
Someone must be waiting for you inside of the house with an open door.
Entering the Buildings
Convenience Stores (picture of a building with a "C" over the door)
It is rumored that 'Convenience Stores' are from a divine place. It's
very convenient. You can buy revival medicine, or alternate number of
the players. Don't forget to note the password.
Artiller Shop (a building with a sign of a fist on it) Sells swords, punch
ups and other weapons (Actually, they don't sell swords)
Hotel (a building with "Hotel" written on its sign) Rest at the hotel when
you're exhausted. You power will bring up fully.
Tool Shop (a building with a sign that says "Tool" on it) You can find various
(picture a building with a burger on its sign) There are various other
buildings such as 'The Divine House' or 'Training Club'.
Viewing and Using the Sub Screen
If you press the A button in the map screen, select sub screen. The screen
such as the one showed left (sorry, cannot include) will appear. The sub
screen lets you select the items and confirm various situations.
Displays the itmes Jack and Ryu have at the current moment. Move the
cursor around and press the A button to use them.
About Dragstar and Battery
Move the cursor to 'Dragstar', then press the A button to use it. Then
number of 'Batteries' indicates the number of times you can use Dragstar.
(Batteries are steadily used up as you drive Dragstar, as well)
Indicates strength of Jack and Ryu. EX means experience points. As you
defeat enemies, your experience points will increase and the level
advances. The levesl indicate your skil. The higher the level is stronger
your characters are.
Displays the weapons and shields you currently have. The items you can
have are: punch-ups, sword, shield, robe, talisman, amulet, lights, throwing
stars. (Throwing stare are only item the item you can carry more than one).
Displays all the treasures you have collected.
Indicates the amount of money you have. If you are defeated, the amount
of money will be cut in half.
In the 2 player mode, items, strength, treasures, money and so forth are
shared between the two. You can't collect the items separately. Be
cooperative, and use the available items wisely.
Now, FIGHTS!!-Viewing the battle screen-
If you punch it, a treasure box will appear. Obtain it to collect various item's.
If you fall into it, your strength will be cut in half.
Located opposite each other on each side of the screen. (Go through one
to come out on the other side of the screen)
(Hard to duplicate with my limited ascii drawing skills so I'll just copy
it from left to right)
Remaining Dragon kicks of Jack
Number of (*) ball
Number of (M) mark
Remaining Dragon kicks of Ryu
How to Equip and Select the Items
In the battle screen, if you press the A and B button simultaneously (or
press Start button), 'Command' will appear in the bottom half of the screen.
Equipe either with the punch or the sword. The item you equip will be
indicated by an 'E mark'. To change it, move the cursor around and press
the A button. Also, if six '(M) marks' are collected, you can use 'Mighty
Ball', to use it, select 'Equipment' in the battle.
Select the item by moving the cursor around, then press the A button to select.
Let Jack and Ryu increase their power and experience!
If you defeat enemies and retain experience points, the level will
increase and the maximum points for both physical strength and offense
power will also increase. Both players always achieve their strength
equally. In the 2 player mode, physical strength, and number of 'Dragon
Kicks' will be displayed separately.
How the Manage Command Battle
There are also command battles. You'll enjoy the fully animated, exciting
battle. To fight, select the command you like.
One point advice
Whoo, Surprise!! Both players can play this command battle. You and your
partner can devise a plan of operation as you fight. Even if you are alone,
you can call on a partner. Just select command 'CALL' then Ryu will come
to you at once, and fight automatically.
1) Since you have your partner, don't fight separately. If one of you is
fighting the enemies, the other should concentrate on collecting items.
2) The powerfu enemies appear! Do you care about your strength?
Sometimes it is necessary to run away from the enemies. If you aren't
quick enough, use a 'Skateboard' to escape from them (both of you can escape).
3) Fight against the strong enemies together! One of you should lure
the enemy, the other should attack him when he's off his guard.
4) If one of you are terminated, revive him at the 'Convenience Store'.
Theses are our heroes, Jack and Ryu!!
Jack (picture of Jack)
Ryu (picture of Ryu)
Mentor (picture of an old man)
The Twelve Celestial Beings (a group picture of a variety of critters,
including a monkey, a tiger, a horse, a rabbit, and a giant) Friends from
paradise who are here to help Jack and Ryu!
We are Yoma Clan!!
Tub-a-Tummy (picture of a fat man with a large fork in one hand) He'll
eat anything, I mean anything!
The Swoopster (picture of a bird-man)
He's the destroyer with a sharp beak and claws.
Devillian (picture of a dragon-man)
He is the toughest soldier of the Yoma Clan! He is waiting for Jack and
Ryu at the'Fire Castle'.
Bull-Ony (picture of a minotaur)
The rowdiest among the Yoma Clan! Even his comrades avoid him.
Land-Guard (a pig-man in armor with a spear) He is Tub-a-Tummy's man.
Defeat him effortlessly!
Sumoguru (a fat yellow creature)
He is a monster that appears and disappears in the desert. He can create
Recovers 40 physical strength in points (In the 2 player mode, both players
will be recovered).
Recovers physical strength up to its maximum points.
Revives your defeated partner. But only used when you play in the 2
Allows you to escape from the battle.
Takes you to any town you've visited before.
Runs in the ultra high speed without encountering any enemies. Do you
know where you can find it?
It's a necessary item for the 'Dragstar'. You can ride depending on the
number of batteries you have available.
Items you'll obtain by crushing rocks
Allows you to use the 'Dragon Kick'.
(see page 7)
Allows you to use the 'Throwing Stars' or the 'Surger'.
Recovers your physical strength by a certain number of points.
Boo Bomb (cartoon bomb)
This is a surprise bomb that can bring on an earthquake. Select command 'Item'.
Sometimes you can obtain it in the middle of the battle. If you're lucky!
If you collect six marks, you can use the 'Mighty Ball'. Select command 'Equipment'.
It depletes all the (M) marks you've collected. Uurgh!!
Items you can equip
The items Jack and Ryu equip can be up-graded continuously. Some
items can be bought at the stores. You must look for the other items.
Collect them wisely and increase your power. The right kind of weapons
must be equipped according to the enemies you face to.
You must have it to fight again'st 'Dragon' family.
Some enemies can be defeated only by punches!
It'll repell bullets from enemies if they attack you from the front.
It'll reduce the power of Yoma's fighting balls by half.
A mystic talisman slows down the Yoma Clan's attack and movement.
It'll recover you from an enemy's magic.
Shines on the dark hall, and reveals invisible enemy's true color.
You can shoot the Throwing stars to damage the enemies!
A person who obtains this sword and used the 'Combined Cross Attack'.
Legendary sacred sword. It'll chop anything down.
Increases the power of your punches.
Increases some of the power of your punches. But there's something else
behind this item, what......?
It reflects enemies' 'Transformational Stone Beam' back towards them.
You must have it to defeat thunders of Blu Boltar.
'Throwing Stars' will fly and return like a boomerang.
Reveals the true color of the invisible enemies.
Trouble Shooting Advice Part 1
Balloon Club at Hynen.
If you stop at the Balloon Club in the first town, Hynen, you may have a
difficult time passing. The qualification to pass this exercise are: you
must pop 20 balloons within 70 seconds. It is very difficult!
Now, we'll tell you the secret.
1. Use 'Dragon Kicks' (press the B button then press the direction pad).
2. Pop the balloons near you by using the 'Moonsault Kick' (try not to miss them).
3. Watch out for your remaining time. Now, let's challenge again!!
Trouble Shooting Advice Part 2
There are certain zones or regions where you can find 'F ball' (a source of
'Throwing Stars') or 'K mark' (a source of 'Dragon Kicks') easily. If you
find such areas, note them. Collecting and retaining the 'F' and/or 'K'
mark is a useful for your strategy!
Trouble Shooting Advice Part 3
The town of Deli-Chous.
To defeat Tub-a-Tummy in Deli-Chous, you must have the 'Amulet-II'.
Well, where is it??? For it in the house of the mayor. Be alert! Cilly City
Huh, huh, huh? Every body talks funny......Well, don't get consued by what
they say. Visit every house in the town! You'll find some clues!
How to Play the Field Meeting Mode
You can select a maximum of five events out of six. If you don't have
a contestant, don't worry, the game will take care of the rest.
1. This is the menu to select the event you wish to play. After you finish
selecting the event, move the cursor to the 'Finish' and press the A button.
2. Select the number of players. If you select the 1 player mode, the
computer will be your contestant!
3. Now, the even starts!! Get set, ready, go!!
The controls in the Field Meeting are the same as in the Field Training
mode. I will not recopy them.
The Events in the Field Meeting Mode
There are six events to choose from.
1) The 50 meter dash
Press the A button continuously. Aim at the goal!!
2) Balloon popping race
Try to pop as many balloon as you can. Each balloon has different point value.
3) The athletic race
Dash to the goal, but avoid the logs and ponds by jumping over them.
Press the B button and jump in the good timing.
4) The treasure hunt
One of the rocks reveals the treasure. Punch rocks to find it.
5) The eating race
Try to eat the cake only. If you pop a balloon before you eat a cake, you
won't get any points.
6) The shooting race
Aim at the target with your "Throwing Stars". If you pop the ballons first,
you won't get any points.
The rest of the manual contains legal stuff.