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Cheats & Tips – Bio-Hazard Battle (Sega Mega Drive)

Level Select

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.

Cheats & Tips – Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon box art, Konami, Game Boy Advance, Wii U

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.

Spinning Attack

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.

Defeat Death

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.

Action Cards Location
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).
Attribute Cards Location
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.

Hints & Tips – Pokémon Trading Card Game (GBC)

Pokémon Trading Card Game, Game Boy Color, GBC, Box ArtMew Promo Card

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.

Cheats & Tips – Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)

Mario Golf Game Boy Color, Box Art

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

  1. In the room on the right hand side of the director’s office search the bookcase.
  2. In the cupboard of the Club Maker’s Hut.
  3. 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.

Cheats & Tips – F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (GBA)

F-Zero Maximum Velocity

Access Password Screen

At the Machine Selection screen in Grand Prix Mode, press L, R, Start, R, L, Select.

Unlockable Machines

Jet Vermillion

There are several ways of unlocking the Jet Vermillion Car. They are as follows:

  1. Unlock all other cars in the game and complete Championship mode 255 times (!).
  2. OR Complete every series on Master Class with all other racers.
  3. 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’.

Sly Joker

Win the Pawn, Knight and Bishop tracks on standard difficulty.

Falcon MK-II

Win any series on expert difficulty.

Silver Thunder

Win the Queen series on expert difficulty.


Win the Pawn, Knight and Bishop tracks on expert difficulty.

Fighting Comet

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.

Soft Reset

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.

Cheats & Tips – Metroid Fusion (GBA)


Different Endings

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.

Easter Eggs

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!

Cheats & Tips – Advance Wars (GBA)


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.

Hints & Tips – Shadow of the Beast (Sega Master System)

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Extra Life Trick

At the start of level 3 drop the coin down the well to get an extra life.

Jet Pack

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.

High-Jump Potion

You will need this potion to destroy the monster at the end of level 4.

Cheats & Tips – Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin, Title Screen, Sega

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
Undercaves: II
Deep City: KK
Last Fight: OO
Origin Beach: QQ
Marble Sea: UU
Open Ocean: WW
Ridge Water: ZZ

Unlimited Air

To get unlimited air enter “SHARKFIN” on the password screen.

Level Codes (Sega Mega CD)



Undercaves GMRIQDCM
Ridge Water OVDJDSLB
Open Ocean 2 CCVFFSLM
Island Zone ALZBESLS
Volcanic Reef ADLYESLT
Ship Grave Sea INWUGSLU
The Sea of Silence IZSXGSLF
The Marble Sea QSOMFSLQ
The Library WBTXFSLV
City of Forever WADUFSLB
Jurassic Beach ONNBJPLY
Pteranodon Pond WPVXIPLL
Origin Beach AQZIJPLG
Trilobite Circle GKGFJPLK
Deep Water 2 GAAGDPLP
City of Forever 2 YLQQZNLM
The Machine SKZNELLO
The Last Flight KANZFLLX


Cheats & Tips – Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)


Unlock Cunningham

Enter the password “JUNKER”. You can also unlock Cunningham by defeating him on any difficulty setting by stamina depletion with the MK22 and then completing the game before the in-game date reaches January 1, 1971. Save your game after the credits and then load it again. Once you reach a point where you can save the game, save it and exit the game completely. Restart your PSP and load your game once again, upon doing so you will get a message informing you that you have a new soldier – Cunningham.

Unlock Elisa

Enter the password “THE-L”. You can also unlock her by completing the game with a “Medic” rating of 80. Once you have done this follow the same steps as with Cunningham to have her join you.

Unlock Eva

Enter the password “E.APPLE”.

Unlock Ga Ko

Enter the password “!TRAUMER”.

Unlock Gene

Enter the password “ERBE”.

Unlock Major Zero

Enter the password “1+2-3”. You can also unlock Major Zero if you have a Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel save file on your memory stick. You still have to complete the game first and then follow the same steps as with Cunningham.

Unlock Null

Enter the password “Hunter-n”. Another way to unlock him is by killing him through health or stamina depletion with the MK22 in both fights against him. Once you have done this complete the game and follow the same steps used to unlock other characters.

Unlock Ocelot

Enter the password “R.R.R.”

Unlock Para-Medic

Enter the password “PM-EMS”. You can also unlock her by contacting her in the Comm Building after Roy has recovered from Malaria. She will offer to help. If you place spies in the hospital she will eventually be available to recruit through a side mission.

Unlock Python

Enter the password “LQ.N2”. You can also get him to join you by using a tranquilizer gun and stamina to deplete him rather than health depletion. This will result in a different sequence where he joins you.

Unlock Raikov

Enter the password “IVN=RV”. To unlock him through gameplay do the missions up until the guest house, when you get there rather than continuing, place spies in town. After a while you will get a report about a map. Retrieve the map and place spies in the wilderness. After another short while Raikov will need rescuing. Rescue him to unlock him.

Unlock Sigint

Enter the password “DARPA-1”. Alternatively, after rescuing Snake and recruiting Para-Medic, go into the Comm building again. There you will contact Sigint and he will offer to help. After this place spies in town and he will become available in a side mission.

Unlock Sokolov

Enter the password “SATURNV”. Alternatively, give him the Saturn V blueprints in game.

Unlock Teliko

Enter the password “T.F-ACID”. You can also unlock Teliko if you have a Metal Gear Ac!d save file. Teliko will unlock on your second playthrough, the same way as Cunningham etc.

Unlock Ursula

Enter the password “PK+ESP”.

Unlock Venus

Enter the password “MGA2VE”. Venus will also unlock on your second playthrough if you have a Metal Gear Ac!d 2 save file.

Unlock Stealth Camouflage

Complete the game with a “Technician” rating of 99. When equipped Stealth Camouflage grants you invisibility for a limited amount of time.

Unlock Extreme Mode

Complete the game once to unlock the Extreme difficulty setting.