if you talk to a stranger in the inn during the first village, he will have two different remarks. one is about the secret of the ninjas, and he gives information on a house later on. one asks you how you managed to come here, and gives information. this almost seems like two completely different conversations from the same person who gave you the right answer to the other person who wants to. perhaps it was a person who spoke frequently with the person from the inn a couple of towns back.
you start the game with a ninja outfit and appearance, but the you can become an iron clad with the right gear that the kage you attack will look at you with awe. the game gives you 2 different kinds of kage. kage-samurai kage-samurai a. a lower grade samurai. b) a higher grade samurai. these are the types of warriors you will fight in the later levels of the game.
i played this game under some weird circumstances. i ended up playing it on a virtual ps3, and one of the "cpu" people hooked up my joystick to it to control the game. the trick here is that it actually ran under psx-level specs. the game seems to have been created with the psx hardware in mind. multiple analog sticks, and four way controller inputs make for a slightly different experience than regular ps games. also, controls seem a bit wonky. the character view and character select screens have no d-pad input. you still have to choose between left and right, but the "fire" button is actually set on top of your gamepad in order to take you to the next screen. obviously you cannot remap it, though, as it would be a real pain to play the game and use this method. 3d9ccd7d82