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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.

Hints & Tips – Wario Land 4 (GBA)

Wario Land 4

Unlock Karaoke Mode

In the sound room highlight the ‘exit’ option then hold down SELECT + START + R + L + UP (all at once). Once you have unlocked karaoke mode you can alter the pitch of the song by pressing UP or DOWN, change the tempo by by pressing LEFT or RIGHT, and change the CD to green, yellow, or just lyrics with L or R.

Find Hidden CDs

There are special CDs hidden in every level that unlock music you can listen to in the sound room, here are their locations:

Palm Tree Paradise: In the last cave before the portal switch. Walk through the wall from the bottom wooden platform.

Mystic Lake: The CD is at the beginning of the level but can only be collected after activating the portal switch. When you come back bash through the block to the left of the first door.

Wildflower Fields: Float through the gap at the beginning, then climb left into the clouds. Climb as high as you can, then go left when you reach the top.

The Curious Factory (Ruby Passage): From the portal switch room take the exit to the right. Go left at the bottom jewel piece and you will be squashed. Go left and fall into the next area. Finally, go right to get the CD.

The Toxic Landfill (Ruby Passage): There is a hidden path below the third jewel piece. Find it and smash the second television on the floor to uncover the CD.

40 Below Fridge (Ruby Passage): Activate the portal switch and head back to the portal’s location. Now go right and climb the ladder, crawl through the gap at the top then drop down. Smash open the block to find the CD.

Pinball Zone (Ruby Passage): Go through the third room containing the black balls and stand on the slope. Press down on the D-Pad to roll down to the right. Climb to the top left to find the CD.

Unlock Super Hard Mode

Complete the game on Hard difficulty. When you start a new game ‘Super Hard’ difficulty will be available.


Hints & Tips – Golden Sun (GBA)

Golden Sun, Game Boy Advance, Box Art

Teleport to Sanctum

When continuing a saved game hold down L + R + START + SELECT when selecting your save file. This will teleport you to the sanctum of the last town you visited.

Easy Money

Before entering the portal in Sol Sanctum sell all of Jenna’s items.

Find Hidden Items

If you use reveal sparkles will appear around objects that contain hidden treasures.

Rare Items

Giant Axe – Destroy an Earth Golem with a Wind Djinn and they may drop  the Giant Axe, a rare weapon which will raise your attack by 158 and inflicts the power ‘Meltdown’ on enemies.

Kikuichimonji – Kill Fenrirs at Venus Lighthouse and if you’re lucky one of them may drop this item.

Spiked Armour – Can also be found in Venus Lighthouse by repeatedly battling monsters.

Zodiac Wand – This item is sometimes dropped at random by monsters in Venus Lighthouse.

Lucky Medals  – Can be found by searching gravestones.

Unicorn Ring – Found in the jar to the left of the master in Fuchin Temple.

Turtle Boots  – After heading through the barricade go to the small island with the bridge near it. You should see some woods there. Press A to search in this area until you find the Turtle Boots.

Rename Party Members

Before entering your own name press SELECT three times to rename everyone in your party.

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 – 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 – The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword




Batreaux’s Rewards

Batreaux's Rewards

Batreaux is a creepy looking bat-demon that lives in Skyloft and asks Link to help him become human because his monstrous appearance scares the other residents of Skyloft. You can help him by collecting gratitude crystals which are earned by doing good deeds for people you meet throughout the game. Batreaux will reward you multiple times for collecting a certain amount of crystals.

Crystals Required                                                 Reward

5                                                              Medium Wallet

10                                                            Piece of Heart

30                                                            Big Wallet, Cursed Medal

40                                                            Gold Rupee

50                                                            Giant Wallet

70                                                            Gold Rupee x 2

80                                                            Tycoon Wallet