Cheats for Shin Sangoku Musou 3 (PS2)
While playing a game, press Start + Select to return to the main menu.
To taunt, press R3. Note: This will leave you open for an attack, but when it is performed, enemies surronding you will lose their guard.
Dynasty Warrior 3 costumes
If you are in your first costume and you are facing yourself (for example, Sima Yi vs. Sima Yi), you will see yourself in the Dynasty Warriors 3 costume for that character.
Opening Edit option
Unlock all 42 characters, and complete the game with at least one character under each force (Wei, Wu, Shu, Dong Zhuo, Lu Bu, Yuan Shao). Note: By competing one character in each force you will also unlock Yellow Turban's Force as a selection in Musou mode.
Opening Edit sequences
At the "Press Start" menu, if you wait long enough, you will see a sequence with someone breaking a rock. If that person is Yuan Shao, you will notice that Zhang He breaks the rock for him. Yuan Shao is not the only one. Here is a complete list of opening edit characters, that if you select them for sequence one, that will have a bodyguard or friend break the rock for them:
Level 10 weapons
Play the Battle Of Chi Bi level on the hard difficulty setting with Cao Cao. First, approach Pang Tong to see through his trick, then defeat Zhuge Liang to stop the wind prayer. Next, defeat Gan Ning and Lu Meng to trigger the all out attack. Then, defeat Huang Gai to stop the fire attack. Finish the level with your level 9 Sword of Heaven to get Cao Cao's level 10 sword.
Play the Shu Musou mode as any character. Play the last level for every act until you get to the Battle Of Tian Shui level. Wait for Zhuge Liang to reveal his plan. Then, kill Jiang Wei's sub officers. Later in the level, Jiang Wei will surrender to you. Do not kill Jiang Wei. Finish the level.
Play in Musou mode on the normal or hard difficulty as any character (edit officers included). In the Battle of Hu Lao Gate level, locate and defeat Lu Bu. You will unlock Lu Bu and Lu Bu's Musou mode story.
Lu Bu: Guan Du level appearance
This must be dome in Musou mode. Get to the level at Xi Pi as Cao Cao forces Destroy the carriage that will make Yaun Shu appear as a ally for Lu Bu. Do not kill Diao Chan, but make all Lu Bu's men surrender and kill the general at the top, because he will not surrender. After all that is done, Lu Bu will retreat with Diao Chan. Then, go to Guan Du and Lu Bu will appear. He mostly appears when you destroy the Wen Chou compound. Note: If you kill Lu Bu, Yuan Shoa's morale will drop massively, allowing you easy victory.
Meng Huo and Zhu Rong
Note: You must be in Musou mode. Defeat Meng Huo seven Times throughout the stage. At least one defeat must be a duel. Also, duel and defeat Zhu Rong. Complete Musou mode and Meng Huo and Zhu Rong will be unlocked.
In order to get the Qiao Sisters, clear the Wu Musou mode once. Then play it again, but play the Yellow Turban Fort Attack level first, then the Yellow Turban Rebellion level.
Play the Wu Musou mode as any character. At the Campaign For Wu Territory level, defeat Taishi Ci. Then, go and secure the supply depot. Taishi Ci will then appear as reinforcement. Finish the level.
Stone Sentinel maze for Yi Ling
When you get to the Stone Sentinel Maze, turn left and navigate on the sides in a clockwise direction. You will end up where Liu Bei is located.
Art of War Scroll
Follow the exact procedure to get the Charge Bracer, but with Dong Zhou's campaign at the Campaign against Sun Jian. Kill the generals until the Supply Captain appears, then kill him to get the item.
Play the Guan Yu's Escape level on the Shu side. When Xiahou Dun appears, let him catch-up to Guan Yu. Let them talk. The item will appear near the boat. Note: Make sure the carriage or Guan Yu does not die.
Play the Sun Jian Invasion Battle level on Yuan Shao's side. Enter the castle at the top before the enemy backup troops arrive. A supply team will appear to the south of the castle. The Supply Team will not stop to attack you; they will just keep running. Defeat the Supply Captain to get it.
Play the Nanman Campaign level as the Nanman forces. In order to get the item, you must get on an elephant and ride into the enemy's main base. The special item message will appear in your main fort. The best way to get an elephant is to play as Huang Gai and use his attack where he lays a bomb. Lay it near one of your elephant units and the rider will fall off.
Play the Unification Of Jing level on Sun Jian's forces and defeat Wang Lang's Sub-General. Make sure he is the first General you kill. You must do this before the other Generals decide to stage a joint attack. The Supply Captain appears near the upper left side castle and runs east.
Hex Mark saddle
Win all the Musou modes until you get the Yellow Turban Musou mode. Choose the Yellow Turban Fort Attack level. Win it, then choose the Liu Bei invasion battle. Defeat Zhou Yun and Guan Yu before all the backup troops arrive. Then, defeat all other enemy generals (to ensure Zhang Jiao's safety). Bring Liu Bei's health down to about half and the special item report should appear on the little island on the lower right corner of the level.
Play the Yellow Turban Fortress level on the Yellow Turban side. Kill Liu Bei and the Supply Captain will appear near the upper left side of the map and run northward. Do not worry about catching him; he stops once he gets there. Kill him and get the Power Scroll.
Red Hare saddle
At the Battle Of Xia Pi level, while on Lu Bu's forces, do not kill any enemy officers. You can kill peons, it is recommended that you not do this until you have gotten the item. Let Guan Yu find the Red Hare, then defeat Guan Yu. He has high attack and high defense. To do this easier, play in two player mode. Use the second player to defend Lu Bu. When Guan Yu finds the Red Hare, go and kill him. This way you do not have to worry about Lu Bu dying.
Shadow Rider Saddle
Play the Battle At Tong Gate level as the Shu forces. First, defeat the four generals in the bottom right corner, then defeat Xu Huang's sub-officer and then Xu Huang. Defeat Cao Cao's two sub-generals, then wait for Han Sui to meet with Cao Cao. After that, fight Cao Cao's men until his morale is one star. Wait for both of the following things to happen: an intermission sequence showing some of Cao Cao's men finding lots of horses; and Han Sui declining defection where he says "Ma Chao is like a son to me". The special item will then appear near the bottom right enemy Gate Captain.
Shadow Rider Saddle: Never get knocked off
If you start any level on the Shadow Rider and get onto another animal (horse or elephant), you will not get knocked off, no matter what. This means that you could knock Lu Bu or Guan Yu off the Red Hare you could ride and not get knocked off.
Play the Campaign Against Cao Cao level on Lu Bu's side. Kill all the generals on the right side of the screen (near the circle object). Get ambushed by Xu Huang, then kill him. Next, go and discover the other ambush party (behind Xiahou Yuan). Kill Xiahou Yuan, then go into the castle and get ambushed again. Xiahou Dun will appear as reinforcements. Kill him and the saddle will appear near Cao Cao.
In order to get Survival Guide, you need to have the two Qiaos. To do this, use Wu and complete the Yellow Turban Fortress and Yellow Turban Rebellion. Then, go to Xiao Qiao save her and her sister, Da Qiao. The "A valuable item has appeared" message will appear. Then, complete the mission.
The Way Of Musou
First, get Guan Yu's Escape for Wei. Do this by choosing Yellow Turban Rebellion first in Act 1, then in Act 2, clear both stages. After the Battle of Guan Du in Act 3, it will be Wei Tales, Guan Yu's Escape. When at Guan Yu's Escape, equip the Red Hare saddle, if available. Pass the fifth gate and a Supply Team will appear around the fourth gate. Dart back, kill the Supply Team, and get the item he drops. Forget about Guan Yu and all the other generals when you get the item, and focus on the Carriage. It is somewhat easy to defeat.
To get the Wind Scroll (which boosts your weapon range), play the Battle of Xu Chang level as the Shu Forces. When Yue Ying begins to set up the Siege Ramp, protect her. However, you also have to kill Xu Zhu before your rear flank dies. Note: The Red Hare is recommended. Kill the people around Hu Zhi, and him if desired. Find and kill Man Chong. You do not have to kill Man Chong and Hu Zhi, but it is recommended. The Siege Ramp will appear. Find and kill Xu Zhu before the Flank dies. There will be a precious item report. The item will appear around the top of map, slightly off center. If that was too long to do, just make sure Yue Ying sets up the ramp and that you kill Xu Zhu before the rear flank dies.
Eclipse (Edit officer pike)
Play the Hu Lao Gate level on the allies side on the hard difficulty setting. You must have a level 9 Star Pike. Defeat Lu Bu to get the weapon. You can get this weapon in Free Mode.
Holy Avenger (Edit officer sword)
In order to get the Holy Avenger, you must have a Great Sword from edit mode. You must get it to level 8 and do the final battle and defeat Cai Ren. He gives you 1,181 experience. You need 3,000 experience. Defeat all other generals and you should level up to Holy Avenger.
Nu Wa's Rapier (Edit officer level 10 rapier)
You need to have a level 9 rapier. Select the hard difficulty setting and play the Yellow Turban Menace level. When it begins, defeat (in order): Gao Sheng, Deng Mao, Huang Shao, He Yi, and Yan Zheng. You should get a message reading "… has obtained the Ultimate Weapon Nu Wa's Rapier" or something similar.
Phoenix Sword (Edit officer sword)
You need to have a level 9 edit officer sword. The best way to level up the sword is to do the following. At the Yellow Turban Fortress, as the Allied Forces on the hard difficulty setting, kill the following in order: He Yi, Pei Yaun Shao, and Chen Yaunzhi. You must complete killing them in under six minutes. The weapon should have +54 attack power and at level 9.
Typhoon (Edit officer level 10 spear)
First, you must have an Edit Officer with a level 9 spear. Then, go to the Si Shue Gate level. Kill only officers that are not in one of the two fortress. Once Sun Jian retreats and Yuan Shao says "Is there no one who can defeat Hua Xiong?", defeat Hua Xiong. Next, go into the main fortress and kill the main general's two sub-officers. After awhile, Zhang Liao will appear as backup for the enemy. Kill Zhang Liao then go into the supply depot (the fortress nearest to your main camp) from the back entrance and kill the officers in there. Then, defeat all other enemy generals besides the main commander. Next, after all officers are gone, defeat the commander. If your weapon was level 9, it should now upgrade to level 10, Typhoon.
Fu Xi (Edit officer level 10 sword)
To get the 10th level great sword, play the Yellow Turban Rebellion level in the Ji Province. When the stage starts, move out and defeat Pei Yuanshao, Zhang Man Cheng, Zhang Bao, Zhang Liang, Zhang Bo, and Cheng Yuanzi in that order. You need to be maximum class and have the level 9 Holy Avenger.
You do not have to do anything special in order to get an Orb. They appear randomly.
Finding hidden items
Spend a few minutes riding around the battlefield, destroying pots that are in sight. Some power-ups are in areas you would never expect, such as location where there are no enemies.
Eliminate Zhang Jiao level
To get a new level in the Yellow Turban Rebellion, play Musou Mode with Shu. Be any character, and do the Yellow Turban Rebellion first. Kill Zhang Jiao and make that the only general you defeat. After you finish the level, it will say Shu Tales. It is called Eliminate Zhang Jiao.
Musuo full for sixty seconds in Battle Of Chang Ban level
At Battle Of Chang Ban level on Liu Bei's forces, go down the path on the right side of the map. Defeat any enemy General in the way to ensure Liu Bei's protection. After you get over the Chang Ban bridge, a message stating "Lie Bei's infant son is still in the central fortress" will appear. Press Start and go to "History" to find the exact location of Liu Bei's son. This is not required, but it helps. Go to the point were the history said the baby was located. The baby is in a decorative box. When you pick up the baby, your Musuo bar will be full for sixty seconds. It also helps to have a horse or be Gan Ning when you get the baby; or your full Musuo will be wasted on a few troops of soldiers.
Wei Yan's defection to Wei in Battle Of Cheng Du level
Play as Cao Cao's force. Wei Yan will be at the bottom left. He will want to attack, but Zhuge Laing will tell him to stop. Continue to kill officers at the top. However, do not go close to Wei Yan or fight him. After awhile, Sima Yi will offer him the chance to defect and he will accept.
Kills in Battle Of Xu Chang level
Play as the Wu or Shu side. After every General is killed on your side, Sun Jian will struggle and will soon only have one or no guards. After Xu Zhu appears, he will bring Cao Cao srtonghold. It will be non-stop; advance slowly and protect Sun Jian while doing so. You will get about 800 to 1000 kills. If you do this and kill lots of Generals, 12,000 points will be given to you after the battle. This also works with Cheng Du on Wu or Wei side, where the non-stop stronghold is in Luo Castle (top where Ma Su is located), and in Jian Ye (bottom of map where Sun Jian is found).
Easy completion in Battle Of Ye Ling level
Play as Xiao Qiao and equip the Red Hair Harness. When you enter the Stone Sentinel Maze, after the figures start to move up and down you can ride over them. When one starts to rise, move directly towards it. When it is about a quarter up, you should run right up and over it. This makes it possible to enter the Bai Di Castle from the maze. If this does not work, try to ride up different parts, such as the sides.
Get Meng Huo and Zhu Rong as reinforcements for Shu in Battle Of Yi Ling level
In Shu Musou mode, finish The Nanman Campaign. Defeat Meng Huo seven times (once in a duel) and Zhu Rong (in a duel). An event with Zhuge Liang and Meng Huo will happen. Then, in the Battle Of Yi Ling, after the fire attack event and Zhuge Liang appears, wait about ten minutes. Meng Huo and Zhu Rong will appear.
Hidden items in Fan Castle level
A Life Up is on the top of the walls that the siege ramps lead to. The pot stands near five others. There is a Musou Up on the top wall that siege ramp also leads to.
Guan Yu's Escape level for Shu
Skip Yellow Turban Menace in Chapter 1, and in Chapter 2, play Huo Lao Gate first. Do not kill Lu Bu, but kill Dong Zhuo. This means that he cannot escape.
Hidden items in Hu Lao Gate level
There is a Life Bar on the top of the Hu Lao gate. Use the stairs behind the gate to walk up. There is Musou Up on the other side of the gate from the Life Bar.
Hu Lao Gate level
When Lu Bu comes out, get his attention. Bring him towards other officers on your team. Defeat him, then take his horse and quickly go to Yuan Shou. Hux Iang from Si Shui Gate comes to kill Yuan Shou. Protect Yuan Shou, then wait and Dong Zhou's forces will retreat.
Hidden items in Jian Ye level
There is a Life Bar near Yuan Shu's location. The pot stands alone.
Hidden items in Mt. Ding Jun level
There is a Life Bar is in the top area where Huang Zhong is located. There is a Musou Bar in the pot near the statues when traveling.
Hidden items in Nanman Campaign level
There is a Life Up is in the poison swamp near King Mulu. There is a Musou Up is in the straight land leading to Dong Tu Ne and Ahui Nan in a pot on the left; the path under Jihuan Sanjie.
Easy completion in Nanman Campaign level
When the level starts, kill Zhu Bao, Gao Ding, and Yong Kai. In other words, kill Yong Kai's two sub Generals and Yong Kai in that order. After doing so, Dong Tu Ne and Ahui Nan will defect. Get a horse nearby or equip a saddle. Immediately ride or run to Meng Huo's castle. Defeat Wu Tugu or King Mulu to get the gate to open. Go in the castle. Meng Huo will appear immediately and you can kill him there. Note: When fighting Meng Huo, massive reinforcements will arrive and Gate Captains will appear every ten minutes. Lu Xun or Zhuge Liang will be struggling in battle. Be careful, because Zhu Rong will also march to kill your main commander. If you go into the castle, a 1000 kill possibility can happen.
Easy completion in The Two Qiaos level
After rescuing Xiao Qiao, quickly rescue Da Qiao. Then, meet up with Sun Ce. Once all three are following you, go south. However, go over to the east side of the map, through the gate. When Dong Zhuo's troops arrive, they will hunt for you. If you try to meet them down the center, you will lose, as you will be overwhelmed by their sheer numbers. You might survive, but odds are that you will be defeated. Going to either side causes them to split up, making it easier for you to survive. You will not have to deal with five to officers, their sub-officers (if any), and their troops. A fully decked general is recommended. Equipment should include: Red Hare Saddle (to move quickly), Charge Bracer, Peacock Urn, Tiger Amulet, and Vorpal Orb.
Hidden items in Yellow Turban Menace level
There is a Life Up on the top left squared area near Zhang Liang with flame geysers. The pot stands by itself. There is a Musou Up in the top right squared area the opposite of where the life up is located. The pot stands alone.
Hidden items in Yellow Turban Rebellion level
There is a Life Up near Zhang Jiao on his right. The pot near the brown box. Another pot has 200 HP+. A Musou Up is in one of the three pots near Zhang Liang's location, when coming in straight from below.
Easy stats and experience
If you have a strong character capable of completing levels with a difficulty rating of about six or more and you need upgrading, go to the Mt. Ding Jun level. Fight for the Shu side. Once in the level, fight your way towards Xiahou Yuan and Zhang He. If you defeat Xiahou Yuan, he will give you +4 attack and 1228 weapon experience points. Zhang He will give you +4 defense and a little less experience points. If your character is not strong enough to battle at Mt.Ding Jun, select the Battle of Guan Du level and fight for Wei. There are many officers and Zhang He, Liu Bei, and Zhang Fei all drop +2 power-ups.
Easy weapon experience
Play the Jian Ye level on the Nanman side on the easy difficulty setting. This requires a level 15 Tiger Amulet and a Red Hare Saddle. Play normally, killing the four fake Sun Jians, then kill sub-generals in the following order: Taichi Ci, Cheng Pu, Zhou Tai, Sun Jian, Sun Ce, Sun Quan, and Sun Shang Xiang. Any unpowered-up character will instantly have there level 5 weapon and some ranks up. Do this four times and you will have the level 9 weapon and rank 1 or 3 at least.
Easy level 10 weapons
Play in two player mode. Use a low trained character who has a ninth weapon for player one and another trained character with at least a ninth weapon for player two. If you were supposed to defeat an enemy general, let player two weaken him. Then let player one defeat the enemy general.
Use Huang's Bow at level 10 or more. When a duel begins, take out your bow and shoot. The officer will fly back and come towards you. This gives you enough time to use your bow. To do this easier, shoot the bow, release the button, hold it again, and shoot. Repeat this until he or she is dead. Note: This will not work for all generals, especially Lu Bu.
When aiming at someone far away, hold R1 for a few seconds without touching anything else. You will zoom in on the target, making it easier to select who you want to hit with an arrow.
Flip up after being knocked down or off a horse
After being knocked down or off a horse, quickly press L1 to flip up and get ready to attack or guard. This also works well when fighting in duels.
Before you start a battle, equip any harness. During the, battle you will get the ability in any horse. For example, equip the Shadow Rider Saddle which prevents you from being knocked off when on a horse. Then, try to sit on other General' horse you will also get that effect.
In order to get new sides on levels (Shu on Cheng Du, Wu on Jian Ye, Wu on Battle of Fan Castle, Wei side in Tian Shui gate), you must activate some tales (Imperial Seal, Eliminate Zhang Jiao, etc.) depending on which character you use. For example, getting Jian Ye for Wu is very difficult, as you have to activate tales and finish levels in on the hard difficulty setting.
Items dropped by Generals
If the General's strategy was tactical or balanced, it should give you defense. If the General's strategy was offensive or defensive, then it will give you attack. If the General's strategy was normal, it will most likely give you attack, but may also give you defense. There are some exceptions to the items at times.
Hidden preview (Japanese version)
At the movie selection screen, press Triangle to view a preview of Dynasty Tactics 2. Note: This game is titled San Goku Shi Senki 2 in Japan.
Multiple Red Hares
To get multiple Red Hares, play as Zang He under Yuan Shou in the Hu Lou Gate level. Defeat the six generals outside of the main fortress before the ram knocks down the gate. Charge in on foot and watch Lu Bu appear. While you are fighting him, knock him back and get on his Red Hare. Note: Stay inside the main castle. Charge him through a few times on the Red Hare, then go far enough away that he is no longer in your line of vision. Each time you bring him back into view, he will be on a new Red Hare.
Each special horse has an ability:
Defeating Lu Bu
This trick will take quite a long time, but is worth it. Before facing Lu Bu, charge up your Musou. Then, charge towards him (from behind, if possible). Use your Musou on him. After he is on the ground, use this chance to run away. Charge up your Musou again and return to attack him. Your Musou could be more powerful when your life bar is red. This will set Lu Bu on fire.