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Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:23 am
by club
Not a proper cheat perhaps, but a useless nugget of info I never thought I'd have a fourm to share... until now.
Aladdin on the MD.
Turn on game. Yank out the cart. Insert Sonic*. Reset game. Yank out cart. Replace with Aladdin. Reset game.
Aladdin has now disappeared. Pressing right on the D-pad lets you scroll to the end of each level an on to the next!

*or Greendog the Surfer Dude

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:10 pm
by DigitalDuck
club wrote:Not a proper cheat perhaps, but a useless nugget of info I never thought I'd have a fourm to share... until now.
Aladdin on the MD.
Turn on game. Yank out the cart. Insert Sonic*. Reset game. Yank out cart. Replace with Aladdin. Reset game.
Aladdin has now disappeared. Pressing right on the D-pad lets you scroll to the end of each level an on to the next!

*or Greendog the Surfer Dude
Make sure it's a soft reset, not a hard reset. Similarly, you can get Sonic 3's almost-impossible-to-do level select by putting Sonic 2 in the machine, doing the Sonic 2 level select code, swapping the cart with Sonic 3, and soft-resetting.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:51 pm
by avant
Define keys as "zorba" in exolon. The only cheat i ever learned because i played the game so much.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:52 pm
by Cauterize
The most memorable for me is the unlimited Time cheat for Tearaway Thomas on the Commdore Amiga. You had to type in timeflieslikeabanana, however I could never get it to work :(

Another was the cheat mode code for McDonald Land on the Amiga, the code this time was spicy beanburger.

Much more enjoyable than your average Up, Down, Left, Right, A + Start codes ;)

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:13 pm
by paranoid marvin
Lezzer wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:JAMMMMM


Oh and ...---... (which never seemed to work)

Anyone remember which games these were from (the second is a lot tougher to get than the first)
The second one is Weird Dreams on the ST/Amiga. I remember you had to enter it while halfway through one of the mirrors.
I can't for the life of me remember what it did though. It changed one of the icons to an infinity symbol I think.

That's right , surprised anyone got that

Ok here's another...

COMEFLYWITHME (NOT the GTA one)

which just sprung into my head. It's amazing how useless information sits there!

Oh , and Creatures for the C64 has to have the most ingenious cheat.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:24 pm
by thl
Riddler wrote:Turtles Tournament Fighter (SNES)
L,R,L,R,L,R,A = i think this was to get the power bar in story mode.
It allows you to play Rat King's stage and Karai's stage in Vs Battle.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:28 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
club wrote:Not a proper cheat perhaps, but a useless nugget of info I never thought I'd have a fourm to share... until now.
Aladdin on the MD.
Turn on game. Yank out the cart. Insert Sonic*. Reset game. Yank out cart. Replace with Aladdin. Reset game.
Aladdin has now disappeared. Pressing right on the D-pad lets you scroll to the end of each level an on to the next!

*or Greendog the Surfer Dude
Did a similar thing to that with Decap Attack the other day. No cartridge pulling necessary, but the game got messed up somehow... It involved doing the slow falling, and running at the same time, and somehow a pit of lava had been elevated up the screen by about 25%. Chuck walked into it, died, and the level started over, only the screen was a big mess of pixels with Chuck's extended head falling downwards slowly, and various enemies slowly moving up the screen.

No idea how it happened, as I haven't done it again since. And in over fifteen years of playing that game, I've never seen it happen before - fun things to be had with cartridges, or something.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:39 am
by Juggernaut Headcrush
PARAPONZIPOPO
MBARIVIDISOCCAFFARIMBARI
TERAKAKKU

All for Shadow Fighter on the Amiga.

Does anyone know what they mean in Italian? I've seen Paraponzipopo used elsewhere on the webz.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:01 pm
by mrspud
Going postal on the high score entry screen on Target: Renegade on the Spectrum awarded you with infinte lives and a nicely corrupted screen (initially anyway). A cheat code found purely by chance when expressing extreme dissatisfaction at losing the last life and thrashing the keyboard to death.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:07 pm
by thl
Choplifter (SMS)
On the title screen, press Up, Down, Left, Right and button 2. Do it again in the next title screen until the level select appears.

Golden Axe (MD)
At the character select screen:

- Hold Down-Left then B and Start. You'll see a digit appearing on the screen that allows level select.
- Hold Down-Left then A and C follow by Start. This allows up to nine credits.

R-Type (SMS)
At the Continue Screen, rotate the pad clockwise from Right. Keep doing it allows you extra credits.

Shadow Dancer (MD)
At the title screen, hold A, B, and C then press Start. This takes you to the Option menu.

Shinobi (SMS)
On the title screen, hold Down and press button 2 to make the level select appear.

Super Mario Kart (SNES)
At the character select screen, Hold Y then press A. This allows you to shrink.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:49 pm
by undamned
MikeFishcake wrote:Another doom one - IDSPISPOPD
Haha, that's exactly what popped into my head when I read the thread title :D
-ud

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:13 am
by Sixteen Plus
The Great Giana Sisters (C64) - To skip the current level hold down keys: A R M N

Armin was the programmer but there is no need to hold down the I key.

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:25 am
by snowkatt
+zool god mode in dungeon siege

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 5:34 pm
by Paranoia
I think everyone remembers the Sonic cheats on the Megadrive though the blood cheat for Mortal Kombat I always remembered as ABACABB

Also THREE SHREDDED WHEAT on European Club Soccer was always an easy way to win!

Re: Cheats engrained in your memory

Posted: Fri May 13, 2011 9:35 am
by sg1000
Play as fc sega on virtua striker 2

Go to arcade mode and highlight France on the team select screen and press Start. Now highlight Chile and press Start, highlight South Africa and press Start, highlight England and press Start, highlight Germany and press START, highlight Argentina and press Start.