Blog Archives

Cheats & Tips – Super Mario Land (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land characters, Nintendo, Game Boy, 3DS

Free Continue

If you run out of lives hold down A and the press START.

Hard Mode

After completing the game once the mushroom on the title screen will be replaced by Mario’s head indicating that a harder version of the game has been unlocked which features many tougher enemies.

Level Select

Complete the game twice without turning off the power to make the level select appear. This is much easier to do on the 3DS Virtual Console version as you can save your progress.

Easy Lives

On world 2-3, the level where Mario pilots a submarine you will find a plethora of coins spelling out Mario’s name and a 1-up heart in the wall afterwards. Grab as many coins as you can as well as the 1-up and then die when you reach the octopus enemy. You should be respawned just before the coins and can repeat the process as many times as you want.


Cheats & Tips – Rayman (Game Boy Color)

Rayman, Game Boy Color, 3ds Virtual Console

Get 99 Lives

Pause the game at any point and input the following code: A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B, ↓, A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B

Level Select

Enter CH5G4mS1jD as a password to unlock all levels.

Get Full Energy

At the pause screen press B, →, A, ↑, B, ←, A, ↓, B, →

View World Map

At the pause screen press A, ←, A, ←, A, B, →, B, ↑, B, A, ←, A, ↓, A

Unlock All Powers

At the pause screen press →, ←, ↑, ↓, A, ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, B, →, →, ←, ←, A

North America to Get Weekly Mega Man on Wii U


Alongside the release of Mega Man Battle Network on the Wii U eshop today there was a nice surprise for North American Mega Man fans in the form of this announcement:

If you like Mega Man, then you’re in for a treat – a classic Mega Man game will release every Thursday in August in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U!

There is no news yet on precisely which games will be on offer or if the games will come to other territories, but we will be sure to update you once we find out.

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.

Dig for Atari E.T. Games gets the Go-Ahead

The excavation of a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where millions of copies of unpopular Atari 2600 game E.T. are supposedly buried, has finally been given the go-ahead by the New Mexico Environmental Department. The dig was recently delayed over concerns of potentially hazardous chemicals found at the site, however the NMED is now satisfied that there is no immediate danger unless a person is exposed over a “very extended amount of time”.


If you thought your nightmares were buried, you were wrong.

The NMED also said the original excavation plan was too vague but are now happy providing they are given five days notice before digging begins and that all waste haulers are certified.

Lightbox Entertainment and Fuelbox Entertainment are behind the excavation which is to be filmed for a documentary about the rise and fall of Atari. It is being directed by X2 writer Zak Penn and will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year.

Atari E.T. Excavation Put on Hold

atari-etPlans to unearth copies of the notoriously bad E.T. game for Atari 2600,  buried in a New Mexico landfill, have been put on hold due to safety concerns.

Two companies, Fuel Entertainment and LightBox Interactive, wanted to film the excavation for a documentary about the burial of the game. Millions of copies were supposedly dumped at the site in Alamogordo, New Mexico in  the 1980’s after the game’s disastrous commercial performance, however The New Mexico Environment Department was not satisfied with the reasons for the dig saying that the plans were “generic” and lacking in site-specific details. Elevated chemical levels were also found at the site in 2004 which could cause a lengthy delay to the excavation while further testing is carried out.

The NMED is waiting for a revised proposal from the documentary team, which they had not received as of March 17, however Catherine Pasciak, a producer for LightBox, said they are still planning on completing the film once the project has been approved.

The documentary is set to be released on the Xbox One when it has been completed.

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

Image courtesy of

Image courtesy of

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 – Blaster Master: Enemy Below (Game Boy Color)

Level Select Passwords

BMEB boxartLevel 1: E6C3D3KF

Level 2: E6D3D3KG

Level 3: E7C3D3KH

Level 4: E7D3D3KI

Level 5: F6C3D3KQ

Level 6: F6D3D3KR

Level 7: F7C3D3KU

Level 8: F7D3D3KT

Hints & Tips: Super Mario Bros Deluxe (Game Boy Color)

smbdx boxart


Play As Luigi

To play as Luigi press select on the map screen before you start the level, press it again to change back to Mario. This works in both Classic and Challenge mode.

Play the “Lost Levels”

Complete the original game twice without warping to play “Super Mario Bros For Super Players”. This is in fact the version of Super Mario Bros 2 originally only released in Japan and known as “The Lost Levels” in the West.

Fireworks Display

To get a fireworks display at the end of a level you need to grab the exit pole when the number on the timer ends with either a one, three or six. The amount of fireworks you get will match the number and you will receive extra points for each one.

Warp Zones

World 1-2: Towards the end of the level jump onto a lift going upwards and leap off onto the ceiling blocks. Keep running right across the top and you’ll go past the end of stage pipe to a different set of pipes, these will take you to various stages further along in the game.

World 4-2: Smash the blocks in the ceiling above the tall pipe before you reach the surface to find another warp zone.

Race Vs. Boo

When your points total reaches over 100,000 a new mode will unlock where Boo challenges you to race through levels.