2-D Special Stages!
Not all dungeons in this game are handled in the traditional RPG style. Some of them are done in a special 2-D format where you jump across pits and stuff, climb up walls, etc. Here are the objects you will see in these stages.
These things crawl across the floors of some of the stages. Look out for them when you're jumping across chasms, as they will sometimes be right there at the edge of the cliff! Once you land on a platform with them, wait till they come to you, and keep punching until they die!
The only way to break down these barriers is to use 3 M points for a Ninja Cyclone, and then Cyclone Kick them. There is no real reason to break them down though, as it just leads to that damn Soundmaster guy. Plus, if you really wanted to, you can fly through the wall around the barrier with a Dragon Egg to get in hassle-free!
Simple enough. You can climb up these things. Just grab them from the side.
These things jump out of some of the pits, fly about 3 quarters up the screen, and then explode into little flaming things. If you know they are going to be around, jump over the pit right after they explode, as there is a delay before another shows up!
You'll see these things a lot. Some of them act as bouncy platforms, others as moving platforms. Some float across rivers!
A general video game rule is to avoid anything that looks sharp and pointy! Same here. Stay away from spikes!
Spikes that look like this sometimes fall from the ceiling! Be careful when advancing through spike-filled rooms.
These things either move back and forth, or start moving once you touch them. Don't let Death scare you: you'll need to use these things to get across certain parts of the special stages.
These things can't support the weight of a Ninja Boy, and will break upon landing on them.
Another type of platform, these things stick out of the lava. You can jump on their heads to get across the lava, but standing on one causes it to sink into the lava. Get off quickly!
Kind of like the Fire Blob enemies, except you can't kill em and they kill you in one hit!
Easy enough. They fly across the screen. Just wait for them to pass.
These things sometimes jump out of the water. Just be careful when jumping across bridges in the lake stages.
They move you right or left automatically. Simple enough.
Jump on them to get them started, then go along for the ride!