I thought I’d publish a single little POKE for the C64 tape version of LN2 in order to affect enemies at level 1:
where S is the slowness with which they react to Armakuni’s movements. The default is 4 so for an appreciably easier life you can set S to 9, or if you really want enemies rather slow to react to changes you can push it to e.g. 20.
The only thing to bear in mind is that the less reactive they get, the easier it will be for Armakuni to perform an evasive action, however enemies will use shurikens a lot more if Armakuni flees all the time: in other words, keep them close while you fool them 🙂