"Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, known in Japan as simply Tenchu (天誅), is a stealth game in which the player takes the role of a ninja, progressing through 10 stages and accomplishing the tasks therein. Playable characters include Rikimaru or Ayame.
Rikimaru is a tall, silver-haired ninja with a single ninjato ... He is stronger than Ayame but relatively slower. Ayame is a kunoichi, or female ninja,...She carries a pair of kodachi. She is faster and has more combos than Rikimaru, but is the weaker of the two."
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