Best gaming cheats of all time

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  • Ultrasoundwave 6 Mar 2013 14:47:52 3,097 posts
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    here they are!

    Used to enjoy using the odd cheat code back in the day, disappointed that no-one really uses them these days.

    Pretty sure EA would find a way to charge for a cheat code anyway....... :champ:

    "Look at banner Michael!"

  • Gambit1977 6 Mar 2013 14:50:56 9,543 posts
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    Up...Down...Left...Right....

    you know the rest :lol: Loved hearing the 'ping' when you knew the cheat had registered on Sonic.
  • elstoof 6 Mar 2013 14:51:53 6,138 posts
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    I played street fighter with lance Armstrong once.
  • Doomspoon 6 Mar 2013 14:58:29 2,353 posts
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    Crap list.

    No mention of C64 games like CJ's Elephant Antics with the cheatcode "ITCHY ARSEHOLES" or Monty On The Run with "IWANTTOCHEAT" and the response from the game "YESSUM BOSS!!!".

    No mention of the Amiga Alien Breed "BEWARE ALIENS SPADGE HAS DROPPED ONE", "THE IRAQIS MADE THE WEAPONS" or "BLIMEY GUVNOR LOOK AT THE SIZE OF HIS JOHN THOMAS".

    No mention of the Amiga version of Sleepwalker's referencing Ministry's Jesus Built My Hotrod with the cheat code "dingadingdangmydangalonglinglong".

    Too Sega and Nintendo centric for my liking.
  • Kanjin 6 Mar 2013 14:58:51 960 posts
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    GTA San Andreas: There was a cheat that made cars weightless - people too I think? - and you could punch them and they'd go floating off.

    In Jedi Academy you could spawn any character in the game, as well as some who didn't officialy appear, and it was great getting Luke Skywalker to chop up a few Reborn, or altering your FF tag so you could fight him, him and Kyle and legions of Jedi etc etc.
  • kalel 6 Mar 2013 15:04:05 83,873 posts
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    It is a shit list even for SNES and MD games.

    IIRC you had to do a cheat to do the same player vs each other on the first SNES SF2?
  • Deleted user 6 March 2013 15:06:55
    Not a single mention of Doom. What a fucking awful article, thrown together in a hurry from someone who couldn't even be bothered to properly source pictures. The NBA Jam remake representing the original? Sonic 2 fan art? Listing GTA 3 as "PS3"? Mortal "Combat"?

    Edited by meme at 15:10:39 06-03-2013
  • ecureuil 6 Mar 2013 15:06:57 76,015 posts
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    Gambit1977 wrote:
    Up...Down...Left...Right....

    you know the rest :lol: Loved hearing the 'ping' when you knew the cheat had registered on Sonic.
    Took me 10 years to realise it was just UDLR A+Start.
  • nickthegun 6 Mar 2013 15:09:02 55,848 posts
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    You have to do a cheat to let you get it up to arcade speed on SF2 turbo, for some reason. Up, down, left, right, y, b, x, a.

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    He totally called it

  • jellyhead 6 Mar 2013 15:11:20 24,350 posts
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    No Carmageddon?

    To get to the dev mode and change nearly everything in the game you had to enter 'IBETYOUWONTPRINTCUNT' while in a race.

    Funny, not many magazines included that one.

    This signature intentionally left blank.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 6 Mar 2013 15:11:30 9,529 posts
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    Wasn't it down R up L Y B?
  • Salaman 6 Mar 2013 15:14:37 18,239 posts
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    Where's the DOOM codes? What a crap list!
  • Maturin 6 Mar 2013 15:19:58 2,732 posts
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    I remember the one for turning on cheat mode on Carrier Command (Atari ST version).

    GROW OLD ALONG WITH ME
  • graysonavich 6 Mar 2013 15:20:23 6,802 posts
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    Stupid fucking kids.
  • billythekid 6 Mar 2013 15:20:29 10,803 posts
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    The Ten Pints cheat on Shadow of the Beast 2 was the best cheat ever as it actually made it possible to get through the game. It was nigh on impossible otherwise iirc.
  • SparkyMarky81 6 Mar 2013 15:21:39 528 posts
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    Marks Team

    The cheat for infinite cash on Syndicate on the Amiga. Very appropriate given my name.
  • warlockuk 6 Mar 2013 15:24:43 19,101 posts
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    I seem to recall there were Doom cheats that killed you in Quake or something... Was it IDDQD that did that? or IDKFA?

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • nickthegun 6 Mar 2013 15:35:17 55,848 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    The Ten Pints cheat on Shadow of the Beast 2 was the best cheat ever as it actually made it possible to get through the game. It was nigh on impossible otherwise iirc.
    Same with NNC-1701, the only thing that made SWIV possible.

    Took me years to realise the relevance.

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    He totally called it

  • kinky_mong 6 Mar 2013 15:49:01 9,607 posts
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    Conkers Bad Fur Day had some good ones most likely purloined from the Viz Profanisaurus. Stuff like "SPANIELSEARS", "DUTCHOVEN", and "FRIEDEGGSONANIRONINGBOARD".

    I'll never get my Orc looking the same again.

  • Gambit1977 6 Mar 2013 15:52:19 9,543 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    The Ten Pints cheat on Shadow of the Beast 2 was the best cheat ever as it actually made it possible to get through the game. It was nigh on impossible otherwise iirc.
    It was impossible WITH it if you decided to drop into a certain room :lol:
  • Sharzam 6 Mar 2013 15:52:36 2,118 posts
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    The only one i ever actually used regularly was in Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. "Oblivion" unlocked every weapon, and considering the weapons were best part of that game well it had to be done.

    Known as 'Sharzam' in 98.5% of games

  • neilka 6 Mar 2013 15:56:51 14,942 posts
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    I've always remembered "theonlyneatthingtodo" from Back To The Future 2, I had no idea what it meant until today (it's a sci-fi novella).
  • Gambit1977 6 Mar 2013 15:56:53 9,543 posts
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    Sharzam wrote:
    The only one i ever actually used regularly was in Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. "Oblivion" unlocked every weapon, and considering the weapons were best part of that game well it had to be done.
    I remember using a level skip on the first Turok, it was nice touring the different types of Fog.
  • Mr_Sleep 6 Mar 2013 16:39:03 16,245 posts
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    Not a cheat mode as such but changing all the values of the cars in GTA3 led to some very amusing moments including driving up walls and making cars so fast that they were pretty much impossible to control. Oh and also causing cars to launch themselves out of the game world. Many hours of amusement.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Altmayer 6 Mar 2013 16:40:35 153 posts
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    'It is a good day to die' was my favourite for Warcraft 2, god mode shenanagins
  • the_dudefather 6 Mar 2013 16:43:57 8,976 posts
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    the 'KTY3-99TA3-VAA23-L0LYR-3DG35' code to unlock the secret maps in Black Ops 2 was pretty cool!

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Roddles 6 Mar 2013 16:46:17 1,429 posts
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    Yeah, without the Doom cheats this list is shit.

    Also - Mortal Combat.

    Edited by Roddles at 16:46:49 06-03-2013
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 6 Mar 2013 17:07:11 36,278 posts
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    I'm sure that Mortal Kombat one is wrong. I remember it being "D,U,L,L,A,R,D" as for the Amiga blood code you had to type DULLARDCHEAT four times on the same code screen.

    I totally called it.
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  • alexc7496 6 Mar 2013 17:14:47 1,777 posts
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    I remember Brian Lara Cricket on the PS1. You could make the ball a beach ball and make the stands and outfield a beach.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 6 Mar 2013 17:17:22 36,278 posts
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    In "Count Duckula: No Sax Please, We're Egyptian" on the ZX Spectrum, if you held down EVERY key on the keyboard on the menu screen then the Duckula sprite will be replaced with a bottle of Chocolate Milk.

    Edited by MrTomFTW at 17:18:19 06-03-2013

    I totally called it.
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