In the 3D versions, a good strategy is to use a high level Ninja, paired with a high level Sage or a Devout. Also useful are a Knight and a Bard. The Bard should use the healing Paeon, with the Magic caster as a backup. The Knight should defend if a character is left with low health while attacking at all other times. The Ninja should be in the front row attacking, to save Shurikens for the final boss. In the NES version, physical attacks are more than enough to defeat it.
The Japanese name for this enemy is "Double Dragon", possibly a reference to the popular NES game, Double Dragon.
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