When the Sega logo appears, hold down the ‘C’ button. Once the title screen pops up, keep button C held down and make a circular clockwise motion with the joypad, starting from the up position. If the cheat worked you will hear a chiming sound. Now press start and you can begin on any level of your choice.
Unlock Magician Mode
Complete the game, then start a new game and enter ‘FIREBALL’ as a name. If done correctly the word ‘Magician’ will appear on the Option screen. In this mode all trading cards will be available immediately under the DSS option.
Unlock Fighter Mode
Complete the game in Magician Mode and start a new game with ‘GRADIUS’ as a name. The word ‘Fighter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan is stronger and able to take more damage in this mode. Trading cards are not available in this mode.
Unlock Shooter Mode
Complete the game in Fighter Mode and start a new game with ‘CROSSBOW’ as a name. The word ‘Shooter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan will have a greater number of hearts, extra sub-weapon damage and can use the Homing Dagger sub-weapon in this mode.
Unlock Thief Mode
Complete the game in Shooter Mode and start a new game with ‘DAGGER’ as a name. The word ‘Thief’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan’s stats will be lower to begin with in this mode and will not increase as much when you gain a level apart from the ‘LCK’ (Luck) stat which will start at 1600 and will increase by an additional 160 LCK at each level.
While using the whip hold down the attack button to make it spin round in a circle. This will prevent small enemies from hitting you but you cannot move while performing this attack.
Defeat Dragon Zombies
An easy way to defeat the Dragon Zombies is to jump up to the platform by the door where you entered whenever you get hurt and activate the Jupiter + Mandragora DSS combo to heal yourself. Just watch out for the occasional fireball which may come your way.
To defeat Death easily activate the Jupiter + Manticore DSS combo. This prevents his sickles from hitting you.
DSS Card Locations
This is a list of DSS Card locations and the enemies that drop them.
|Mercury||Bone Head in Catacomb.|
|Venus||Slime in Catacomb, Abyss Corridor (hidden room), and Audience Room.|
|Jupiter||Heat Shade in Machine Tower.|
|Mars||Bloody Sword in Chapel Tower.|
|Diana||Man Eater in Underground Gallery.|
|Apollo||Arch Demon in Underground Storage.|
|Neptune||Ice Armor in Underground Waterway.|
|Saturn||Fallen Angel near the Battle Arena.|
|Uranus||Scary Candle in Golem Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).|
|Pluto||Trick Candle in Cerberus Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).|
|Salamander||Bomb Skeleton in Catacomb.|
|Serpent||Earth Demon in Catacomb.|
|Mandragoras||Axe Armor in Abyss, Corridor (in a hidden room), Audience Room.|
|Golem||Electric Skeleton in Audience Room.|
|Cockarice||Stone Armor in Machine Tower.|
|Manticore||Thunder Demon in Machine Tower.|
|Griffon||Skeleton Athletes in Audience Room (hidden room far to the right).|
|Thunderbird||Were-Panther in Chapel Tower.|
|Unicorn||White Armor in Battle Arena.|
|Black Dog||Devil Armor in Battle Arena.|
Beat the Challenge Cup a second time to get this card.
Free Booster Packs
Use a computer in one of the gyms and click on the menu that has Japanese writing and numbers next to each item. Click on any of these and you should get a booster pack each time.
Infinite Energy Cards
Go to Dr. Ooyama’s lab and fight Mikasa. Every time you do this you will get two boosters full of energy cards.
Level 9 Slowpoke
Make a deck with 59 energy cards and one basic Pokémon and use it as your dueling selection. Go to Fire Club and a boy there will ask for your unused energy cards. If you say yes he will give you Slowpoke, if you say no he will leave and not come back and you will be unable to get the Slowpoke.
Unlock All Characters
At the title screen press A B A B A A A A and you will unlock all hidden characters.
Level-Up Mushroom Locations
- In the room on the right hand side of the director’s office search the bookcase.
- In the cupboard of the Club Maker’s Hut.
- In the bushes on the left hand side near the entrance to Peach’s Castle.
Retry a Hole
If you play a bad shot quickly save the game and exit to the title screen (But don’t turn off the Game Boy). When you reload the game you’ll be back at the start of the hole. You can do this as many times as necessary.
Access Password Screen
At the Machine Selection screen in Grand Prix Mode, press L, R, Start, R, L, Select.
There are several ways of unlocking the Jet Vermillion Car. They are as follows:
- Unlock all other cars in the game and complete Championship mode 255 times (!).
- OR Complete every series on Master Class with all other racers.
- OR Create a new save file at the Name Entry screen, call it ‘T&T’ and start a game using that name. Select Grand Prix mode and at the Machine Selection screen enter the password screen code. Finally enter the password ‘V-J4+6V9A-30’.
Win the Pawn, Knight and Bishop tracks on standard difficulty.
Win any series on expert difficulty.
Win the Queen series on expert difficulty.
Win the Pawn, Knight and Bishop tracks on expert difficulty.
Win the Pawn, Knight, Bishop and Queen tracks on Master difficulty.
Unlock Master Difficulty Setting
Win the Pawn, Knight, or Bishop series on expert difficulty in Grand Prix mode to unlock the master difficulty setting for each series.
View Demo Mode
Press select at the title screen to watch a CPU demonstration.
To reset the game without using the 0n/off button press select + start + A + B at the same time.
Delete Saved Games
If you need to clear any of your saved data simply hold L + R as you turn the game on. Select ‘Yes’ when prompted.
Samus will appear in various states of undress on the game completion screen depending on how quickly you complete the game and how many items you collect.
Samus Without Her Helmet: Complete the game with a time between two and three hours to see Samus without her helmet.
Samus Without Her Suit: Complete the game in under six-and-a-half hours with 100% item collection to see Samus without her suit, standing, wearing only a bathing costume. Alternatively finish the game in under two hours, with 50% of items, and Samus will be leaning without her suit.
Near the beginning of the game, when the X are blocking the fans to condition the environment to their needs, look very closely at the top left corner before destroying the X Parasites and you can see a Gamecube!
Unlock Advance Campaign
First buy the ‘Advance Campaign’ under Battle Maps which becomes available after completing the Campaign Mode. After you have bought it start a new Campaign while holding down the Select button. The words ‘Advance Campaign’ should appear in the upper left hand corner. This mode will make enemy AI tougher and some units stronger. Your opponent will also have more units while you will have less, but you will earn more cash for progressing.
Special Intel Tutorial
When you have finished the Field Training missions you will unlock a short tutorial called ‘Special Intel’ which gives you extra gameplay tips. It can be found at any time by going back into Field Training.
Unlock new COs
Olaf: Beat Campaign Mode.
Grit: Beat Campaign Mode and use Max in Mission 4. Buy from Hachi (on the Battle Maps section) for 50 coins.
Eagle: Beat Campaign Mode and use Sami for missions 15, 16, 17, 18 and then beat secret mission 22. Buy from Hachi for 50 coins.
Kanbei: Beat Campaign Mode. Buy from Hachi for 50 coins.
Drake: Beat Campaign Mode. Use Andy for missions 15, 16, 17 and 18. Buy from Hachi for 50 coins.
Sonja: Beat Campaign Mode. Beat Mission 9 in 8 days (or less), Mission 10 in 10 days, Mission 11 in 12 days, then beat secret missions 12, 13 and 14. Then you can buy Sonja from Hachi for 60 coins.
Sturm: Beat Campaign Mode and unlock all other COs. You can then buy Sturm from Haichi for 100 coins. Note: Sturm can only be used in Vs. mode.
Sonja’s Secret Missions
Complete CO Kanbei’s missions in the following amount of turns to unlock Sonja’s secret missions:
Kanbei Arrives!: 8 turns or less
Mighty Kanbei!: 10 turns or less
Kanbei’s Error?: 12 turns or less
If you successfully complete the missions within these time limits you will continue into a hidden path in the story line.
Extra Life Trick
At the start of level 3 drop the coin down the well to get an extra life.
Outside the entrance to level 5 you will find a jet-pack and mask. Make sure to put them on before you enter the room or you will die instantly.
Be sure to pick up the crucifix you find outside the castle as you will need it to summon the King Gargoyle.
Round Gold Key
You can find this key on the platform underneath the Orb Keeper on level 1. You’ll need it to open the door at the end of Level 2.
Round Green Key
This key unlocks the entrance to the caves on level 5.
Square White Key
This key can be found in the top left-hand corner of level 2. You need it to open the castle door
Round White Key
This key is actually a red herring so don’t bother picking it up – it doesn’t do anything.
You will need this potion to destroy the monster at the end of level 4.
Level Codes (Sega Mega Drive)
To start from the level of your choice enter the word “PLEASE” and one of the following two letters:
Ice Zone: EE
Island Zone: FF
Pteranodon Pond: GG
City of Forever: HH
Deep City: KK
Last Fight: OO
Origin Beach: QQ
Marble Sea: UU
Open Ocean: WW
Ridge Water: ZZ
To get unlimited air enter “SHARKFIN” on the password screen.
Level Codes (Sega Mega CD)
|Open Ocean 2||CCVFFSLM|
|Ship Grave Sea||INWUGSLU|
|The Sea of Silence||IZSXGSLF|
|The Marble Sea||QSOMFSLQ|
|City of Forever||WADUFSLB|
|Deep Water 2||GAAGDPLP|
|City of Forever 2||YLQQZNLM|
|The Last Flight||KANZFLLX|