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3rd Feb '16 2:40:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]] version of the Irem game ''Mr. Heli no Daibouken'', the code for up to 99 continues was I, II, II, I, Select. Entering the same code in ''VideoGame/NinjaSpirit'' would just display the message "Do you play Mr. Heli?" (This confused some American players, since ''Mr. Heli'' was released in the U.S. only as an ArcadeGame under the MarketBasedTitle ''Battle Chopper''.)
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* In the [[TurboGrafx16 PC Engine]] version of the Irem game ''Mr. Heli no Daibouken'', the code for up to 99 continues was I, II, II, I, Select. Entering the same code in ''VideoGame/NinjaSpirit'' would just display the message "Do you play Mr. Heli?" (This confused some American players, since ''Mr. Heli'' was released in the U.S. only as an ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame under the MarketBasedTitle ''Battle Chopper''.)
25th Jan '16 5:23:40 PM MarkLungo
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-->'''Devil:''' I'll grant you any three wishes. Just remember, you'll be going to Hell afterwards.\\
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-->'''Devil:''' ->'''Devil:''' I'll grant you any three wishes. Just remember, you'll be going to Hell afterwards.\\

* Holding down shift and pressing 838 while on the title screen opened up a developer's screen on many [[TI99 TI-99/4A]] games, typically allowing you to choose what level to start on, how many lives you had, etc. * Many GameBoy games used Up, A, Start. When used any time, it would cause an in-game reset. * Try the konami code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, left, Right, B, A) on this website: http://www.vogue.co.uk/
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* Holding down shift and pressing 838 while on the title screen opened up a developer's screen on many [[TI99 [[UsefulNotes/{{TI99}} TI-99/4A]] games, typically allowing you to choose what level to start on, how many lives you had, etc. * Many GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy games used Up, A, Start. When used any time, it would cause an in-game reset. * Try the konami Creator/{{Konami}} code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, left, Right, B, A) on this website: http://www.vogue.co.uk/

19th Dec '15 5:14:44 PM nombretomado
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** Entering "MISEROYO" in the Options screen of the original SharpX68000 version unlocks the ability to play as the bosses in Story Mode by pressing F5-10 during gameplay and the enemies in VS. Mode. You can also change the game speed, kill everything on screen, or yourself to end a session.
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** Entering "MISEROYO" in the Options screen of the original SharpX68000 UsefulNotes/SharpX68000 version unlocks the ability to play as the bosses in Story Mode by pressing F5-10 during gameplay and the enemies in VS. Mode. You can also change the game speed, kill everything on screen, or yourself to end a session.
3rd Dec '15 6:32:06 AM Prfnoff
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* In the PC version of ''Franchise/TombRaider II'', attempting to use the "All Weapons" cheat [[note]]one step forward, one step back, turn around three times, and jump back [[/note]] from the original ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' causes Lara to explode. The sequence ''does'' work as expected if Lara is holding a flare at the time. ** ''Tomb Raider III'' had even more fun with that: you have to do everything like in the second game, ''but'' with your pistols unholstered and adding a crouch before turning around. Wielding any other item or omitting the crouch once again causes Lara to explode.
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* ''Franchise/TombRaider'': ** In the PC version of ''Franchise/TombRaider II'', ''VideoGame/TombRaiderII'', attempting to use the "All Weapons" cheat [[note]]one step forward, one step back, turn around three times, and jump back [[/note]] from the original ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' causes Lara to explode. The sequence ''does'' work as expected if Lara is holding a flare at the time. ** ''Tomb Raider III'' ''VideoGame/TombRaiderIII'' had even more fun with that: you have to do everything like in the second game, ''but'' with your pistols unholstered and adding a crouch before turning around. Wielding any other item or omitting the crouch once again causes Lara to explode.

* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest 6'', the ABBACAB cheat is used to activate a secret weapon in the ''Stooge Fighter'' game. You have to learn this by buying a cheat sheet. Unless the cheat is used, the game is rigged against you (because your opponent is already using the secret weapon on you).
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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest 6'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVI'', the ABBACAB cheat is used to activate a secret weapon in the ''Stooge Fighter'' game. You have to learn this by buying a cheat sheet. Unless the cheat is used, the game is rigged against you (because your opponent is already using the secret weapon on you).

* In the ''VirtuaFighter'' series, Dural was always selectable on the home consoles by pressing Down, Up, Right, A + Left on certain characters (usually the one on the furthest right or left), or D.U.R.A.L. However after 4, you either had to purchase Dural, or attain a certain rank to be able to fight as her.
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* In the ''VirtuaFighter'' ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' series, Dural was always selectable on the home consoles by pressing Down, Up, Right, A + Left on certain characters (usually the one on the furthest right or left), or D.U.R.A.L. However after 4, you either had to purchase Dural, or attain a certain rank to be able to fight as her.

* ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'' has the family unfriendly [[spoiler:IBETYOUCANTPRINTCUNT]] code, which enables Cheat Mode and also gives the player debug access. ** This is more likely a challenge to magazines that printed codes in cheat sections and knowing that very VERY few magazines would post a cheat with that in it.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'' has the family unfriendly [[spoiler:IBETYOUCANTPRINTCUNT]] code, which enables Cheat Mode and also gives the player debug access. ** access. This is more likely a challenge to magazines that printed codes in cheat sections and knowing that very VERY few magazines would post a cheat with that in it.

* The password for an instant win in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft|I}}'' is "there is no cow level", referencing a rumor in Blizzard's ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' (which became an actual level in ''Diablo II''). There was also a user group known as "Operation: CWAL (Can't Wait Any Longer)" on the Blizzard forums before the official release of ''Starcraft''; as a ShoutOut, the cheat code for super fast construction is "operation cwal". The cheat for infinite energy is "the gathering", a reference to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Other cheats include "black sheep wall", "food for thought", and "power overwhelming". ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' has terribleterribledamage and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtvIYRrgZ04&t=1m51s moredotsmoredots]].
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* The password for an instant win in ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft|I}}'' is "there is no cow level", referencing a rumor in Blizzard's ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' (which became an actual level in ''Diablo II'').''VideoGame/DiabloII''). There was also a user group known as "Operation: CWAL (Can't Wait Any Longer)" on the Blizzard forums before the official release of ''Starcraft''; as a ShoutOut, the cheat code for super fast construction is "operation cwal". The cheat for infinite energy is "the gathering", a reference to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Other cheats include "black sheep wall", "food for thought", and "power overwhelming". ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' has terribleterribledamage and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtvIYRrgZ04&t=1m51s moredotsmoredots]].
29th Nov '15 5:27:30 PM nombretomado
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* For layers of awesome, it's hard to beat ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'''s cheat code on the SegaGenesis to unlock actual blood. The code was [[AC:ABACABB]], which is likely a reference to the album ''[=ABACAB=]'' by TheEighties rock band... wait for it... Music/{{Genesis}}! The Genesis version of ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has a variation: [[AC:[=ABBACAB=]]], which could be a reference to the same and/or TheSeventies band Music/{{ABBA}}.
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* For layers of awesome, it's hard to beat ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'''s cheat code on the SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis to unlock actual blood. The code was [[AC:ABACABB]], which is likely a reference to the album ''[=ABACAB=]'' by TheEighties rock band... wait for it... Music/{{Genesis}}! The Genesis version of ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has a variation: [[AC:[=ABBACAB=]]], which could be a reference to the same and/or TheSeventies band Music/{{ABBA}}.

* The master cheat for the SegaSaturn version of ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' is CRAZYCYRAX, where R corresponds to the right shoulder button, not right on the D-pad.
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* The master cheat for the SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn version of ''Ultimate VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' is CRAZYCYRAX, where R corresponds to the right shoulder button, not right on the D-pad.
25th Nov '15 3:38:25 PM Prfnoff
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** Speaking of "noclip", the now-generic term originated as a cheat code in ''VideoGame/QuakeI''.
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** Speaking of "noclip", the now-generic term originated as a debugging cheat code in ''VideoGame/QuakeI''.
25th Nov '15 2:54:35 PM Prfnoff
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** Speaking of "noclip", the now-generic term originated as a cheat code in ''VideoGame/QuakeI''.

* In ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'', god mode is "QUICKEN" and all weapons is "RAMBO". If you try "QUICKEN" three times in the sequel ''Hexen'', your character instantly dies. However, in an unintended and unforeseen portability between the two games, typing "QUICKEN" and then "RAMBO" just so happens to include the sequence for ''Hexen'''s own all weapons code: "NRA".
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'', god mode is "QUICKEN" and all weapons is "RAMBO". If you try "QUICKEN" three times in the sequel ''Hexen'', ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}'', your character instantly dies. However, in an unintended and unforeseen portability between the two games, typing "QUICKEN" and then "RAMBO" just so happens to include the sequence for ''Hexen'''s own all weapons code: "NRA".
14th Nov '15 2:13:02 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/BuraiFighter'' has two special cheat passwords: LOBB (after Ken Lobb) for all weapons, and KAGA (after Taxan's parent company, Kaga Electronics) for 99 lives.
27th Oct '15 1:45:27 PM AireDaleDogz
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** We have "motherlode" now.
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** We have In every main Sims game since the ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', it's been "kaching" to get 1000 simoleons and "motherlode" now.to get 50000 simoleons.
26th Oct '15 6:21:21 AM MegaMarioMan
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** A coincidental password remained elusive for years until someone tried it out of sheer curiosity. The password was ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER. It gives Samus the same suit as the Justin Bailey code, but the graphics became corrupted and the screen was locked in place, preventing you from moving ahead. In more recent ports it even crashes the game entirely, and become infamous for flat out destroying ''UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS''s when it's used on a 3DS.
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** A coincidental password remained elusive for years until someone tried it out of sheer curiosity. The password was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UyVylP7AI ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER.FUCKER]]. It gives Samus the same suit as the Justin Bailey code, but the graphics became corrupted and the screen was locked in place, preventing you from moving ahead. In more recent ports it even crashes the game entirely, and become infamous for flat out destroying ''UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS''s when it's used on a 3DS.
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