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17th Jun '16 1:21:11 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' has "BARRAL", the 50 lives cheat. There is also "DYDDY" for accessing the bonus stages ("Diddy" being the name of Donkey Kong's sidekick, of course!) Entering "B-A-down-B-up-down-down-Y" (BAD BUDDY) after selecting "Erase Game" on the file select screen allows players to swap out in co-op mode by just one person pressing the 'A' button, and pressing "down-A-R-B-Y-down-A-Y", then Select in the same manner changes the music on the screen.
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' features two cheats on the game select screen that spell words. "BARRALAX" removes the DK barrels [[note]]Barrel Ax[[/note]], and "YASADLAD" gives you 50 lives (because if you need 50 lives to beat the game, YA have to be a SAD LAD).
* ''DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' has a code menu you can access with a key combination, but then you'll have to input letters to create the code, and it has quite a few codes to play around with. Where's the fun in that?

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
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has "BARRAL", the 50 lives cheat. There is also "DYDDY" for accessing the bonus stages ("Diddy" being the name of Donkey Kong's sidekick, of course!) Entering "B-A-down-B-up-down-down-Y" (BAD BUDDY) after selecting "Erase Game" on the file select screen allows players to swap out in co-op mode by just one person pressing the 'A' button, and pressing "down-A-R-B-Y-down-A-Y", then Select in the same manner changes the music on the screen.
* ** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' features two cheats on the game select screen that spell words. "BARRALAX" removes the DK barrels [[note]]Barrel Ax[[/note]], and "YASADLAD" gives you 50 lives (because if you need 50 lives to beat the game, YA have to be a SAD LAD).
* ** ''DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' has a code menu you can access with a key combination, but then you'll have to input letters to create the code, and it has quite a few codes to play around with. Where's the fun in that?



* In ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|1}}'', the level select code is "up, down, left, right, then hold A and press Start". Pressing C after each direction activates debug mode. The first version of the code is used in a number of other Mega Drive games.
* In ''VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland'', press B, A, right, A, C, up, down, A ("BARACUDA") to unlock level select. This is also a common sequence in Mega Drive games.
* Sega Genesis [[note]]Mega Drive, outside of North America[[/note]] ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}: The Mayan Adventure'': the level select cheat was B, Right, A, Down, Right, Up, B, Left, A, Up, Right, A. Which, of course, makes one wonder just who Brad and Laura are...

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In ''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|1}}'', the level select code is "up, down, left, right, then hold A and press Start". Pressing C after each direction activates debug mode. The first version of the code is used in a number of other Mega Drive games.
* ** In ''VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland'', press B, A, right, A, C, up, down, A ("BARACUDA") to unlock level select. This is also a common sequence in Mega Drive games.
* Sega Genesis [[note]]Mega Drive, outside of North America[[/note]] ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}: The Mayan Adventure'': ''VideoGame/PitfallTheMayanAdventure'': the level select cheat was B, Right, A, Down, Right, Up, B, Left, A, Up, Right, A. Which, of course, makes one wonder just who Brad and Laura are...
8th Jun '16 5:13:33 AM tlm
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** They actually do, as long as you type them in the console, rather than just during gameplay. Except "IDDQD" becomes "IDQD" for reasons unknown.
28th May '16 10:39:57 AM nombretomado
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** The PlayStation [[VideoGameRemake remake]] has a code that unlocks all of the characters in Story Mode (Up, Down, Left, Right, X, Circle at the Press Start screen) and the enemies in VS. Mode (Up, Down, Left, Right, Up, Down, Left, Right, X, Circle as with the other code).

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** The PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation [[VideoGameRemake remake]] has a code that unlocks all of the characters in Story Mode (Up, Down, Left, Right, X, Circle at the Press Start screen) and the enemies in VS. Mode (Up, Down, Left, Right, Up, Down, Left, Right, X, Circle as with the other code).
19th May '16 6:28:15 PM KoopaKid17
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* The Sega Genesis game ''VideoGame{{Skitchin}}'' has the code [[BadAss B, A, Down, A, Start, Start]], which unlocks the ability to put in secret passwords. These include starting on later levels (PIZZA to start on Chicago, for example), changing your character's head (MOHAWK to get... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can guess]]), and getting items to use during races (THRASH for the most powerful weapons).

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* The Sega Genesis game ''VideoGame{{Skitchin}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Skitchin}}'' has the code [[BadAss B, A, Down, A, Start, Start]], which unlocks the ability to put in secret passwords. These include starting on later levels (PIZZA to start on Chicago, for example), changing your character's head (MOHAWK to get... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can guess]]), and getting items to use during races (THRASH for the most powerful weapons).
19th May '16 6:28:00 PM KoopaKid17
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* The Sega Genesis game ''Skitchin''' has the code [[BadAss B, A, Down, A, Start, Start]], which unlocks the ability to put in secret passwords. These include starting on later levels (PIZZA to start on Chicago, for example), changing your character's head (MOHAWK to get... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can guess]]), and getting items to use during races (THRASH for the most powerful weapons).

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* The Sega Genesis game ''Skitchin''' ''VideoGame{{Skitchin}}'' has the code [[BadAss B, A, Down, A, Start, Start]], which unlocks the ability to put in secret passwords. These include starting on later levels (PIZZA to start on Chicago, for example), changing your character's head (MOHAWK to get... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can guess]]), and getting items to use during races (THRASH for the most powerful weapons).
30th Apr '16 3:54:12 PM bowserbros
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** Interestingly enough, typing in "[[Anime/DragonBallZ DRAGON BALL Z Dragon Ball z]]" will make Samus spawn suitless in Norfair with 172 missiles, 5 Energy Tanks with only 30 units of energy, Screw Attack, High Jump Boots, Morphball and Bombs, and the Ice Beam along with the Long Beam. The gateway to Tourian is also open, alleviating the need to defeat Kraid or Ridley. The background music will also stop playing after Samus leaves Norfair, unless she gets a Power-up. Also the Varia Suit will not be on its respective statue, neither Samus will have it in her arsenal. Considering how popular ''Dragon Ball Z'' is in Japan, it's likely that one of the developers threw it in as a ShoutOut.
24th Feb '16 4:32:35 PM navaash
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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]]. 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]]. 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 '''''DESTROYING''''' ''UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS''s when it's used on a 3DS.
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.
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