Play as Maxim Kischine
After completing the game once start a new game with MAXIM as a name.
After completing the game once start a new game with NO MAGIC as a name.
After completing the game once start a new game with HARDGAME as a name.
Unlock Boss Rush Mode
Boss Rush mode is unlocked upon completing the game, there are three levels that can be unlocked (Easy, Normal and Hard) by playing in succession.
Play as Classic Simon Belmont
After unlocking Boss Rush Mode press ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →. B, A, SELECT when the Konami logo appears. This allows you to play as the NES version of Simon Belmont in Boss Rush Mode.
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.|
Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz have joined forces to offer the first piece of DLC for Mario Kart 8 in the form of a free Mercedes kart. The free content is part of a marketing campaign to promote the new GLA class model. The kart will be available later this summer in Japan with distribution elsewhere to be announced “in the near future” according to Nintendo UK.
In addition to the kart a sponsored tournament will be held this Autumn/Fall.
While this partnership has come somewhat out of left-field it does confirm the possibility of further DLC for Mario Kart 8 further down the line.
Mercedes-Benz Japan released the following trailer to announce the partnership. It includes an 8-bit depiction of the GLA car as well as a rather unsettling live-action Mario.
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.
If you’ve ever played Mass Effect then you’ll know that there are quite a lot of customization options open to you upon starting the game, including choosing a name for your Shepard. The default names are John and Jane and Bioware has revealed that the majority of players stuck with those monikers, however they have also created a graphic displaying the most popular custom choices for each gender.
What did you name your Shepard?
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.
Red Fly Studios recently revealed that they were working on a game based on Darth Maul, the mysterious Sith Lord from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Unfortunately the game was cancelled on June 24, 2011 when the project had barely gone beyond the prototype phase.
Red Fly were also behind the development of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 on the Nintendo Wii – the cancelled Maul game was originally set to be a Wii exclusive but soon became a multi-format project. Plot details are scarce (a script writer had yet to even be hired) but George Lucas apparently requested that the story be told in a ‘buddy cop’ style, with Darth Maul teaming up with Darth Talon. The gameplay would have been a combination of stealth and lightsaber combat. You can see Maul dispatching a group of Mandalorian enemies in the video below.
Red Fly employees believe the cancellation was connected to the sale of Lucasfilm and LucasArts to Disney, as was the case with Star Wars 1313.
There’s more coverage of the game, and some exclusive footage, over at Game Informer.