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Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« on: 11 Dec 2006, 21:37 »

I was playing the original Sega Genesis version of Mortal Kombat the other night - god bless you, emulators! - and there's just something about remembering "abacabb" and "down up left left a right down" that made me feel warm and tingly inside...so this thread is for you to post your favorite cheats from old video games.*

*excluding the Konami code, because I'm pretty sure that almost everyone knows that! 
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #1 on: 12 Dec 2006, 02:36 »

ICARUS FIGHTS
MEDUSA ANGELS
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #2 on: 12 Dec 2006, 09:33 »

gabbagabbahey
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #3 on: 12 Dec 2006, 11:50 »

up up down down left right left right b a start! I know, I just wanted to type it.

down r up l y b - super-turbo in Street Fighter II Turbo, SNES

Maniac Mansion... not really cheat codes, but there was an ultra cheap "tip," that if you never bothered to fix some broken wires, allowing Dr. Fred to play his video game, the combination to the last security door was "0000".
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #4 on: 12 Dec 2006, 12:03 »

Oh man, Maniac Mansion. I had that game for my NES when I was like 6 and it scared the hell out of me. I never really figured out how to play it correctly.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #5 on: 12 Dec 2006, 12:04 »

I myself loved NARPAS SWORD0 000000 000000, which made you invincible and gave you infinite missiles in Metroid, there is something about running through lava that is so much fun
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #6 on: 12 Dec 2006, 16:34 »

Turok 2: BEWAREOBLIVIONISATHAND Mega Cheat

I also memorised every cheat to Colin McRae Rally for the PS1.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #7 on: 12 Dec 2006, 17:04 »

I remember the ones for the Sims and some of the ones for Age of Empires.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #8 on: 12 Dec 2006, 21:48 »

IDDQD

IDKFA

R1 R2 L1 R2 Left Down Right Up Left Down Right Up Left Down Right Up
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #9 on: 13 Dec 2006, 00:34 »

Spend all your money.
Set all rates to 0%.
Hold L when Tax Screen comes up in December.
Go With Figures.
Open Tax Screen.
Set everything at 100%.
Exit.
Release L.
Boom, $999,999!
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #10 on: 13 Dec 2006, 01:21 »

Wasn't the command-line cheat for God Mode in Duke Nukem just ~godmode?
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #11 on: 13 Dec 2006, 02:39 »

there is no cow level
black sheep wall
operation cwal

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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #12 on: 13 Dec 2006, 02:50 »

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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #13 on: 13 Dec 2006, 04:18 »

unite the clans!

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the gathering

Oh man... I can't remember many Warcraft or Starcraft cheats any more... the gathering was the best though, unlimited Yamamoto cannon.

R1 R2 L1 R2 LEFT DOWN RIGHT UP LEFT DOWN RIGHT UP - Weapons cheat for gta3 and sequels.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #14 on: 13 Dec 2006, 08:56 »

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I can't remember many Warcraft or Starcraft cheats any more... the gathering was the best though, unlimited Yamamoto cannon.

there is no cow level
power overwhelming
show me the money
whats mine is mine
breathe deep
something for nothing
black sheep wall
operation cwal
midieval man
modify the phase varient
the gathering


Then there are my personal favs:

DebugMode_1
SetSTR 99
SetCHA 99
SetINT 99
SetWIS 99
SetDEX 99
dm_cows_from_hell

And of course

GOD
give all
spawn weaponmod_railgun_penetrate      Much more damaging railgun
spawn weaponmod_hyperblaster_bounce1    Allows shots to bounce off of walls
spawn weaponmod_nailgun_rof    firepower mod Increses firerate and amount
spawn weaponmod_nailgun_ammo    firepower mod Increses firerate and amount
spawn weaponmod_nailgun_power    firepower mod Increses firerate and amount
spawn weaponmod_nailgun_seek    Homing nails with scope
spawn weaponmod_shotgun_ammo    Reloads using clips, instead of 1 shell at a time
spawn weaponmod_machinegun_ammo    extended clip to 80
spawn weaponmod_lightninggun_chain    Allows lightning to jump between nearby enemies
spawn weaponmod_rocketlauncher_burst    Fire up to 3 rockets in rapid succession
spawn weaponmod_rocketlauncher_homing    Adds guided missile functionality (Right-click)


Down, Left, L1, Left, Right
Triangle, L1, Down, Triangle, Up
Triangle, Circle, Up, Right, Down
Up, Start, Circle, R1, Left
R1, L1, Down, Start, Down
Triangle, L1, Down, Triangle, Up
Start, R1, Right, Right, Left
Triangle, L1, L1, Left, Up
Circle, Triangle, Start, Circle, Left


PS. Anyone who can tell me what 3 games I referenced codes for is a total geek.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #15 on: 13 Dec 2006, 13:33 »

PS. Anyone who can tell me what 3 games I referenced codes for is a total geek.

The first one is Neverwinter Nights, the last one is Twisted Metal 4 for PSX. I know the middle is Quake, so I'm gonna assume Quake 4 (going from
spawn weaponmod_hyperblaster_bounce1    Allows shots to bounce off of walls)
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #16 on: 13 Dec 2006, 15:01 »

i don't remember what game it was but it was on the atari...you had to jump of a cliff on to a lower cliff that wasn't on the screen to give yourself infinite lives
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #17 on: 13 Dec 2006, 17:27 »

Well. It isn't a cheat CODE. But the hadoken upgrade om Megaman X is a classic =)

Otherwise I just love the parody Space Quest 6 has on the old cheatcodes.
The secret code to a ingame minigame is ABBACACA =)

Another good code is EXCELKFA (in the Excel 97 easter egg)

But to name a real cheatcode (although not old) I'd say imarealweenie from septerra core. Using that code is humiliating =)

And to the topic. Old cheatcodes... Hmm, don't rember much old cheatcodes, and not any from consoles really... sorry =P
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #18 on: 13 Dec 2006, 18:39 »

i cant believe this one hasn't been mentioned yet, maybe it was just a bigger part of my life than everyone elses

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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #19 on: 14 Dec 2006, 12:40 »

hit any button six times, then hold Y+B+A until tipoff for infinite turbo.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #20 on: 17 Dec 2006, 16:18 »

Warcraft had: corwin of amber, there can be only one, glittering prizes etc. I think Warcraft 2 had: it is a good day to die, pot of gold and on screen

Impulse 9, god and fly from quake

idspispopd was no clipping from doom, I can't remeber what the cheat for beserk was now but I used to love that cheat.

Sub Zero's fatality in MK was forwards, forwards, down, forwards, high punch.

I've forgotten just about everything else

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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #21 on: 22 Dec 2006, 09:38 »

I remember playing the Aladin game for snes when I was to young to write so in order to remember the codes I would have to draw the things so in order to tell you the code I remember it would be in squiggles that look like a monkey a genie lamp jafar and I imagine the princess or maybe Jafar again.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #22 on: 22 Dec 2006, 09:56 »

You must still be a bit young - that sentence was utterly incomprehensible.

Oh, and use the hookshot if you're being attacked - you won't suffer any damage so long as the hookshot is extended.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #23 on: 22 Dec 2006, 10:23 »

Pardon me?
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #24 on: 23 Dec 2006, 04:09 »

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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #25 on: 26 Dec 2006, 07:11 »

oh man. i have a necklace of those bloobers. so awesome.
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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #26 on: 26 Dec 2006, 17:07 »

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Re: Old School Cheat Code appreciation
« Reply #27 on: 27 Dec 2006, 04:04 »

The old Simcity cheat : PORNTIPSGUZZARDO

I remember giglling because it had porn in it :P
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