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1st Sep '16 6:19:48 AM universalperson
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** ''Metroid''s loose password system produces some interesting combinations, such as "[[Anime/DragonBallZ DRAGON BALL Z Dragon Ball z]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UyVylP7AI ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER]]."

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** ''Metroid''s And since we're on the topic, ''Metroid''[='=]s loose password system produces some interesting combinations, such as "[[Anime/DragonBallZ DRAGON BALL Z Dragon Ball z]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UyVylP7AI ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER]]."
1st Sep '16 6:19:11 AM universalperson
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** ''Metroid''s loose password system produces some interesting results, such as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UyVylP7AI ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER]]."

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** ''Metroid''s loose password system produces some interesting results, combinations, such as "[[Anime/DragonBallZ DRAGON BALL Z Dragon Ball z]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UyVylP7AI ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER]]."
30th Aug '16 6:18:14 AM universalperson
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** ''Metroid''s loose password system produces some interesting results, such as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UyVylP7AI ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER]]."



** 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.
** 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.
9th Jul '16 7:11:15 AM Prfnoff
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A CheatCode is a sequence of commands which turns on an undocumented, advantageous feature within a game. These are typically backdoors inserted during programming to facilitate testing by the designers. Since cartridge-based games used fixed memory locations, removing these backdoors after development was problematic (since their removal could lead to new unexpected bugs), so they were often left in for released versions.

Even after cartridges were replaced by [=CD-ROMs=] as the main video gaming medium, cheat codes remained popular.

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A CheatCode is a sequence of commands which turns on an undocumented, advantageous feature within a game. These are typically backdoors inserted during programming to facilitate testing by the designers. Since cartridge-based games used fixed memory locations, removing these backdoors after development was problematic (since their removal could lead to new unexpected bugs), so they were often left in for released versions.

versions. Even after cartridges were replaced by [=CD-ROMs=] as the main video gaming medium, cheat codes remained popular.
popular.

Where cheat systems had access to full alphabetical input, the codes were often based on {{Development Gag}}s or pop-culture {{Shout Out}}s. To deter video game magazines from publishing the codes in cheat sections, some British computer games used cheat codes containing profanities.



* ''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. 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.
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''
** The first ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1''
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.
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