Sword - Good for the Scorpion Man and Wizard Hammer 800 Not too good for anything Battle-Axe 800 Great for quickly killing almost everything Halberd 3000 Great long range weapon Potion 500 Adds one notch to your life bar Pendant 3500 Gives you another entire life bar after the first lost
Sword Hammer Battle-Axe Halberd Lamia Noble 1 1 3 1s Gargoyle 1 2 3 1s Lizard Man 1 1 3 1s Armor Dragon 1 1 2 1s Scorpion Man 2 1 3 1s Wizard 2 2 3 1s Assassin 1 1 3 1s Giant 1 1 1* 1s s = 'strong' damage point - not sure what it means * = games says you can't use this weapon, but you can select it anyway
The most powerful move is the down thrust with the Battle-Axe which can be achieved by holding up and jumping and then pressing down and fire at the same time.
It is possible to get perfect's with every battle. I've done it but never all in the same game. The Assassin's are hardest to get perfects on. The Giant surprisingly, can be quite easy if you get a rythym going with the Halberd and your jumps.
I still can't work out the scoring. You score for each strike of a weapon, surviving a round, time bonus, and for not getting hit. Not getting hit also increases your gold count.