View Full Version : Road Map to 1000 and Achievement Guide (updated version)

David x360a
02-20-2010, 08:28 AM


-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10

-Offline: 35 for 1000 :gsicon:

-Online: None

-Approximate amount of time to 1000 :gsicon:: 5-10 hours

-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1

-Number of missable achievements: 3 (see 'Glitchy achievements' for more info)

-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats are available

-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes. Unlocking Hard Little Ninja requires you to play on Hard difficulty. They are stackable, so doing this will also unlock Little Ninja.

-Glitchy achievements: Yes. If you replay a level before finishing the game, the counters for Tengu Friend, Animal Friend and Stop! Futo Time! will be messed up.

-Unobtainable achievements: None

-Extra equipment needed: None

-Awards: 2 gamer pictures can be unlocked


Mini Ninjas is a fun and easy game, and definitely one of the better kids’ games out there. All achievements can be unlocked in one playthrough, and any achievements you are missing upon completion of the game can be obtained by replaying levels.

Note: There is a glitch which is affecting Tengu Friend, Animal Friend and Stop! Futo Time! (maybe also Completist and Sightseeing), and it occurs if you replay a level before completing the game, so make sure not to do so.


I recommend playing the game on Hard difficulty straight away, as it is relatively simple. This saves you from having to play through twice, since the difficulty achievements are stackable. If you are having trouble with a certain level, the difficulty can be changed from the in-game menu. The game records this on a level-to-level basis, so you may replay the level on Hard difficulty at a later time to unlock the achievement (again, do not replay levels before completing the game).

First of all, make sure to use THIS ( http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=173709) excellent guide by ErmacVersion1 for finding all the Jizo Statues for Completist and THIS ( http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=175306) guide for finding all the caged animals for Animal Friend. Make sure to take look at the lists of Temples for Sightseeing and Tengu missions for Tengu Friend in the achievement guide, so you'll know when to look for them. Also, make sure to use Futo at least once on every level for the Stop! Futo Time! achievement (Boss levels do not count).

Important: If you forget to free any caged animals, kill an enemy with Futo, help any Tengus or pick up any Jizo Statues, do not replay the level before you have finished the game. Simply take a note of which level it was and replay it after completing the game.

General tips: Try to kill as many enemies as you can with stealth attacks, to work towards the Now you see me.. achievement for 100 stealth kills. Always pick up flowers you come across, as they are useful in the game, and at least one of each must be collected to unlock Botanist. Hit any fruit trees you come across to eventually unlock Tree Hugger. Lastly, don't be cheap on the Ki for Kuji Magic, as you will get No Conjurer of Cheap Tricks for spending 1500 Ki. Refer to the guide for the remaining achievements.


All in all, this is a very easy and enjoyable game. As long as you follow the guide and this Road Map you should unlock the full 1000 :gsicon: in a very short time.

A note on the glitch: If you by any chance managed to replay a level before completing the game, thus causing the glitch to affect certain achievements, try to replay the replayed level(s). The achievement might pop if you are lucky. If not, then you must start a new game. (I was missing all three, and got Tengu Friend when I performed the task for the Tengu in Haunted Forest anew and Stop! Futo Time! when I replayed an early level. For Animal Friend I had to replay the whole game).


David x360a
02-20-2010, 08:28 AM
Achievement Guide


Important notice: This guide is based on the one made by ErmacVersion1. All credit for boss tips, collectible guides and certain character and level-specific achievements go to him. The rest of the guide, and the Road Map in its entirety is made by me.

The original guide was initially very good, but certain glitches exist in this game, and there is nothing mentioned about this in the original guide. In fact, the guide implicitly forced the glitch to occur, by telling you to replay a level before finishing the game, which is what causes the glitch. Since Ermac seems reluctant to update it (I sent him a message, but received no replies and nothing was done with the guide), I got the green light from The Pants Party to create this one and submit it. I hope you will find it useful.


http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/vb/h5/1YCLiGJhbC9FFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzEAAAAA5+fn+la4pg ==.jpgOff You Go 20 :gsicon:
Completed basic training
Story-related and unmissable. Will unlock on level 1.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/CL/FY/14CLiGJhbC9GFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzIAAAAA5+fn+HexEw ==.jpgFound Futo 10 :gsicon:
Find Futo
Story-related and unmissable. Will unlock on level 1.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/m0/m4/1oCLiGJhbC9HFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzMAAAAA5+fn+ZdJgA ==.jpgFound Suzume 10 :gsicon:
Find and free Suzume
Story-related and unmissable. Will unlock on level 2.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Yq/Ia/04CLiGJhbC9AFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzQAAAAA5+fn-DWieQ==.jpgFound Shun 10 :gsicon:
Find and free Shun
Story-related and unmissable. Will unlock on level 5.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/RF/Pb/0ICLiGJhbC9CFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzYAAAAA5+fn--RTXw==.jpgFound Tora 10 :gsicon:
Find and free Tora
Story-related and unmissable. Will unlock on level 8.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/8V/r6/0oCLiGJhbC9BFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzUAAAAA5+fn-dVa6g==.jpgFound Kunoichi 10 :gsicon:
Find and free Kunoichi
Story-related and unmissable. Will unlock on level 11.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/16/s7/0YCLiGJhbC9DFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzcAAAAA5+fn-hSrzA==.jpgLost and Found 20 :gsicon:
Retrieve all five missing ninja
Story-related and unmissable. Will unlock on level 11 once you free Kunoichi.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/2b/8c/0oCLiGJhbC9MFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzgAAAAA5+fn-TO-wg==.jpgOff The Richter Scale 30 :gsicon:
Defeat Boss Lumbering Fool
This is the boss of the Earth Castle and he is simple to beat. Simply hide behind a pillar and wait for him to swing his sword. Once he does, the sword will get stuck in the pillar. At this point jump on his sword and you'll see a button match sequence begin. (:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:, tap :abut:,:xbut:) Hit the right buttons in the right order and he'll take damage. Repeat twice to defeat him.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Sk/f8/04CLiGJhbC9NFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wLzkAAAAA5+fn-NNHUQ==.jpgSmell You Later 30 :gsicon:
Defeat Boss Windy Pants
Windy Pants is the boss of Wind Castle and he uses farts as attacks. He takes 3 sets of attacks to beat. He doesn't move and only has 3 attacks. Basically just wait for him to let out a fart cloud and have it chase you back towards him. From there it would go as follows (:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:, tap :abut:,:xbut:). Repeat this 3 times and he's toast. Just watch out for his charged fart attack as the only way to avoid it is to jump at just the right time. You'll know it's coming when he starts to strain loudly.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/i6/pC/0ICLiGJhbC81FQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wL0EAAAAA5+fn-22qkA==.jpgTripped and fell 30 :gsicon:
Defeat Boss Timid Swimmer
This boss is also very easy. There are 3 red pillars that you have to get him to cut down. The first is in the back when you start. Run up the stairs and hide behind it and he'll cut it down. From there you must use a button match sequence yet again. (:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:xbut:) You will be back in the water. Go up the ladder in the back once more, go right to the 2nd red pillar. Use the sequence (:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:,:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:xbut:). Again you will be back in the water. Go up the ladder in the back once more, go left to the last red pillar and the final sequence is as follows (:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:ybut:,:ybut:, :xbut: ).

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Pq/Nj/0oCLiGJhbC82FQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wL0IAAAAA5+fn-UyjJQ==.jpgCrash landing 30 :gsicon:
Defeat Boss Screeching Owl
This guy is fairly easy. Just wait for him to drop down on the roof with his back towards you, and run up to him from behind and enjoy yet another button relay sequence. (:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:,:xbut: ). Repeat this once and he'll perch himself on the very top of the roof. Just run up top and hit the final sequence. (:ybut:, tap :abut:,:ybut:, tap :abut:,:xbut:,:xbut:,:ybut:,:xbut: )

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/rV/uD/04CLiGJhbC83FQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wL0MAAAAA5+fn-Kxbtg==.jpgRestore Balance 40 :gsicon:
Defeat the Evil Samurai Warlord
This guy can be a pain in the ass, mainly because of the many purple energy balls that protect him. The best way to beat him is to spam him with meteor storm. Be sure to kill his minions for a Ki boost when you are running low. After you've killed so many of his orbs, he'll come at you with a blue rain-like attack and he will follow you. This is easy to avoid, just keep running around the area. Then when he lands again spam him with more meteor storm spells. After you've destroyed most of his orbs he'll really come at you, but this time with lightning. The best way to avoid it is to cast the slow time spell (select it with :rbbut: and then pull :rtbut: to use it) and it'll slow him down, giving you plenty of time to recharge and avoid this attack as it will kill you quickly. He'll eventually come out of the spell and get a few good hits on you regardless, just be ready to heal ASAP. When he lands, finish him off with meteor storm and he's done.

David x360a
02-20-2010, 08:29 AM
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/VL/Ah/1oCLiGJhbC8wFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wL0QAAAAA5+fn+Q6wTw ==.jpgAnimal Friend 100 :gsicon:
Free all caged animals
A list of all the caged animals in the game can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=175306)

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/x0/jB/14CLiGJhbC8xFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wL0UAAAAA5+fn+O5I3A ==.jpgTree Hugger 10 :gsicon:
Shake 15 trees
Any fruit tree can be shaken to drop fruit. Simply walk up to the tree and hit :abut: repeatedly. Must be done on 15 unique trees to unlock, but there are plenty of them so this won't be a problem.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/ck/Hg/1YCLiGJhbC8yFQUcXFBRGEU0L2FjaC8wL0YAAAAA5+fn+s9BaQ ==.jpgSage of Philosophy 50 :gsicon:
Reach level cap
The level cap is at 15. As long as you kill all enemies and free all animals you'll get this long before finishing the game. If not, simply replay levels after beating the game.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/wb/RG/04CLiGJhbC9ECxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzEwAAAAAOfn5-xptN0=.jpgAvalanche 10 :gsicon:
Defeat an enemy as a snowball
This can be done in both Snowy Canyon and The Big Jump, but the latter is easier.
Slide on your hat by clicking the :rs:, and hit something (like a tree or a lamp post) to start rolling. Don't press :abut: as this will stop you from becoming a snowball. Just hit an enemy once you have become a snowball and this achievement will pop.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Uk/ym/0oCLiGJhbC9FCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzExAAAAAOfn5-2JTE4=.jpgSmooth Sailing 10 :gsicon:
Flawless Great River Canyon rafting
This one can be slightly tricky. In the Great Canyon level, once you get to the first set of rapids, you must steer your hat-boat clear of all the rocks and cliff ledges the entire way down through both sets of rapids. If you hit anything, the achievement won't unlock but you can restart the last checkpoint from the in-game menu. The way you can check if you've hit anything is by looking at the image of your hat in the upper right corner, it will have red parts if you have taken damage. Pulling down :ls: will slow your speed and make avoiding rocks much easier.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/50/WH/0ICLiGJhbC9GCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzEyAAAAAOfn5-+oRfs=.jpgLittle Ninja 50 :gsicon:
Complete game on easy or medium difficulty
Self-explanatory. Completing the game on Hard will unlock this achievement as well as Hard Little Ninja, so I recommend doing so to avoid having to play the game twice.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/dL/1n/0YCLiGJhbC9HCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzEzAAAAAOfn5-5IvWg=.jpgHard Little Ninja 100 :gsicon:
Complete game on hard difficulty
Self-explanatory. Hard is not the default difficulty setting, so make sure to change it in the menus before starting the game. As with most kids' games, Hard isn't really very hard.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/jV/bF/1ICLiGJhbC9ACxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzE0AAAAAOfn5-vqVpE=.jpgBow Before Me 20 :gsicon:
Defeat 50 enemies with the bow
The ninja Shun carries a bow. Once you free him just kill 50 enemies with his bow, this one should pop fairly quickly.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Hq/4l/1YCLiGJhbC9BCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzE1AAAAAOfn5-oKrgI=.jpgStop! Futo Time! 20 :gsicon:
Use Futo in combat on all levels
Futo is the first of the ninjas you must free in the game. Simply kill at least one enemy on every level using him and it will pop. This achievement can be glitchy; if you replay a level before completing the game the counter for this achievement will be reset. People have reported that they have had to delete their saved game and play the game from scratch to unlock this, but it might also unlock if you replay the replayed level and meet the requirements again. If you forget to kill an enemy with Futo on a level, just take a note of which level it was and replay it after completing the game and you should be fine.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/q6/cE/14CLiGJhbC9CCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzE2AAAAAOfn5-grp7c=.jpgEat My Dust 10 :gsicon:
Travel far in full gallop
The ninja Tora has a power attack in which he runs around and bumps into enemies. To unlock this achievement you don't actually have to kill anyone, simply press :ybut: and hold it until it runs out. Repeat this until the achievment pops. The ideal place for this is any open spaces, as hitting an obstacle stops his rampage and the achievement is all about mileage. The power attack requires red energy spheres (right part of the screen) to activate. The achievement should unlock after 4-5 attempts if you have three red energy spheres when activating the power attack.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/OF/-k/1oCLiGJhbC9DCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzE3AAAAAOfn5-nLXyQ=.jpgPied Piper 10 :gsicon:
Incite 50 enemies to dance
The ninja Suzume has a flute. Use it with :ybut: when close to a group of enemies (requires that you have red energy spheres), and they will start to dance, making them easy to kill.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Nk/vD/1YCLiGJhbC9MCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzE4AAAAAOfn5-rsSyo=.jpgPoker 10 :gsicon:
Defeat 30 spearmen with the spear
The ninja Kunoichi has a spear, and is very useful against spear-carrying enemies. Simply kill 30 of them and it will unlock. This should come naturally, so no need to grind this one.

David x360a
02-20-2010, 08:30 AM
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/pb/Mj/1ICLiGJhbC9NCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzE5AAAAAOfn5-sMs7k=.jpgDon't Blame it on the Sunshine 10 :gsicon:
Bring sunshine to all denizens of the graveyard
The graveyard is located in the Haunted Forest chapter. You must kill all the ghosts here with the Sunshine spell, which is found in a cave in the upper right part of the graveyard (the Anemone is found in the nearest hut outside the cave). Several ghosts may be killed with one casting of the spell, so try to lure them towards you.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/ZF/6d/14CLiGJhbC81CxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzFBAAAAAOfn5-iyXng=.jpgNo Conjurer of Cheap Tricks 20 :gsicon:
Expend 1500 Ki using Kuji magic
Should come by itself without much effort. Simply pull :rtbut: to use the equipped Kuji Magic spell.
Can be unlocked by replaying leves after finishing the game, if necessary.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/0V/e8/1YCLiGJhbC82CxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzFCAAAAAOfn5-qTV80=.jpgNow You See Me ... 40 :gsicon:
Defeat 100 enemies with stealth attack
A stealth attack can be performed by sneaking up behind one or more enemies. Hold :ltbut: to sneak, and hit :xbut: to attack. If you haven't unlocked this by the end of the game, the level Haunted Forest is a good place for grinding stealth kills.

Here is a video guide for a good method of grinding this achievement
(thanks to shewillnotdie (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=194897) for the tip):
YouTube- Mini Ninjas : Now You See Me.. Achievement

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Qq/9c/1ICLiGJhbC83CxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzFDAAAAAOfn5-tzr14=.jpgBig Guy 10 :gsicon:
Defeat a large one
You first meet the large one in the Earth Castle. They can only be defeated with Futo. Simply switch to Futo and use a combo of :xbut: and :ybut: and when you see the prompt for the :abut: button, use it.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/u0/T+/0YCLiGJhbC8wCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzFEAAAAAOfn5-7RRKc=.jpgBoardom 10 :gsicon:
Defeat 10 enemies as the boar
Use the Spirit Magic spell and take control over a boar, by pulling :rtbut: and walking into it. There are several boars to be found in the game, the first one is in level 2. This achievement is cumulative, so just kill 10 enemies as the boar throughout the game and it will unlock. If you are hit and lose control of the boar, you may assume control of it again immediately.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/KL/we/0ICLiGJhbC8xCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzFFAAAAAOfn5-8xvDQ=.jpgBear With Me 10 :gsicon:
Defeat 10 enemies as the bear
See 'Boardom'. This is the same, only with a bear. You encounter the first bear in level 2.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/nb/U-/0oCLiGJhbC8yCxoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzFGAAAAAOfn5-0QtYE=.jpgSilent Assas... Ninja 50 :gsicon:
Complete a level without being seen
This is a relatively easy achievement, but it should not be attempted before completing the game, as the method requires you to replay a level. Here is the method, written by vl Demon lv:

Once you complete the game, replay the level Great Canyon. All you have to do is go down the main path and jump in the water when you get to it. From there, take your hat-boat over to the waterfalls, the 2nd waterfall specifically, and go up the path behind it. The path starts just to the left of the waterfall. Once you reach the top of the waterfalls, go right and you'll see a small ledge. Follow the ledges around until just before reaching a bridge, but don't get too close. Beneath you will be a body of water split into 2 parts by a bunch of rocks. When you can jump to the right side of the rocks, do so. From there, hug the right wall in your hat-boat and just go down the rapids. Once you exit the level, the achievement will unlock. It's that simple.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/aI/RU/0YCLiGJhbC9ECBoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzIwAAAAAOfn5-57hHQ=.jpgBotanist 30 :gsicon:
Collect one of each ingredient
There are a total of 12 ingredients. Below is the name of each ingredient as well as the first level you can find them. They appear a lot in the game so if you don't find a certain 1 right away, chances are you'll find all 12 at least once by the end of the game.

Blue Petal-Ninja Mountain (Lv. 1)
Oyster Mushroom-Ninja Mountain (Lv. 1)
Ginseng Root-Ninja Mountain (Lv. 1)
Anemone-Ninja Mountain (Lv. 1)
Spear of Ashida-Ninja Mountain (Lv. 1)
Tiger Lilly-Leaving Home (Lv. 2)
Stone Cap-Leaving Home (Lv. 2)
Burdock Flower-Leaving Home (Lv. 2)
Horse Tails-A Distress Signal (Lv. 5)
Sacred Lotus-A Distress Signal (Lv. 5)
Wild Parsley-Winter Range (Lv. 11)
Mountain Fire-Winter Range (Lv. 11)

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/+3/y0/0ICLiGJhbC9FCBoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzIxAAAAAOfn5-+bfOc=.jpgCompletist 100 :gsicon:
Collect all Jizo statues
ErmacVersion1's excellent guide can be found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=173709).

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Tn/WV/0oCLiGJhbC9GCBoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzIyAAAAAOfn5-26dVI=.jpgTengu Friend 40 :gsicon:
Complete all Wandering Tengu quests
There are a total of 5 Tengu that need help, and they are listed by chapter name and what you need to do for them.

1) Leaving Home (Level 2) - Tengu in the village: Destroy all samurai on other side of the bridge. Just kill all the samurai across the bridge and that's it. There are a total of 13 that need to be killed.
2) Leaving Home (Level 2) - Tengu near the Temple: He wants a Burdock Flower. The Burdock Flower is right up the stairs near the temple, behind a few statues.
3) Haunted Forest (Level 6) - Tengu in the woods to the left of the main path from start: He wants a Spear of Ashida. You should have 1 to spare so just hand it over to him.
4) Flooded Valley (Level 9) - Tengu near the start of the level: He just wants you to go to the temple and check on the Tengu there. Once you return, he gives you the sturdy rod, which will get the Koi to drag you into the next area.
5) Winter Range (Level 11) - Tengu by the split in the path near the start: He just wants a Tiger Lilly. Just hand one over and you're done. The achievement unlocks right after doing this, provided you have done all the previous quests and not replayed any levels. If you forgot to help a Tengu, make a note of which level it was on and replay that level after completing the game.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/3Y/11/04CLiGJhbC9HCBoDG1tTVkU0L2FjaC8wLzIzAAAAAOfn5-xajcE=.jpgSightseeing 30 :gsicon:
Visit all temples
There are a total of 6 Temples you must visit. Below are the chapters in which you can find them.

Temple 1 - Leaving home (Level 2) go up the stairs by the Tengu that wants a burdock flower.
Temple 2 - A Distress Signal (Level 5) once you enter the area with mostly water, just after rescuing Shun, the temple is up a hill to the far right of the map.
Temple 3 - Grassy Hills (Level 8) When you see the split at the 2nd burning tree, go right and you'll eventually see the temple on your right.
Temple 4 - Flooded Valley (Level 9) it's on the far right of where you start. You must go there by way of your hat-boat.
Temple 5 - Winter Range (Level 11) Just after you free Kunoichi, you'll see the temple entrance right around the corner.
Temple 6 - Volcano's Shadow (Level 14) once you reach the frozen waterfall, you'll see the temple entrance to the right of it. The achievement should unlock as you are walking up the steps, provided you have visited all the previous ones and not replayed any levels. If you forgot to visit a temple, make a note of which level it was on and replay that level after completing the game.

David x360a
02-20-2010, 08:30 AM
The guide and road map have been submitted.

06-08-2010, 09:23 PM
Dont know if anyone knows this ( i didnt see it posted anywere ) But when your going for your flute achievement and once there dazed switch back to kuji and kill the dazed dancing enemys with a stealth kill or any other type of weapon/person achievement and it counts towards that achievement.