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Weekend Open Forum: Most memorable gaming cheat codes

By Jos · 71 replies
Oct 15, 2010
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  1. Cheating is without a doubt one of the most maligned aspects of gaming. It makes us think of people who aren't willing to put in the effort necessary to beat a game fair and square. We’ll leave online cheating out the context of this ‘Weekend Open Forum’ as that raises an entirely new set of ethical questions – and let me just go on record and say I’m completely against it. But I’d be lying to you if I said I’ve never used a code myself to get past a frustratingly difficult level or just for the heck of playing as an unstoppable killing machine.

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  2. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

    up-up-down-down-..... well, you know the rest. ;)
  3. mtrenal

    mtrenal TS Enthusiast Posts: 46

    Allyourbasearebelongtous in about half of the RTS games on the market
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +74

    Metroid for NES: Justin Bailey
  5. (Genesis) Sonic the Hedgehog
    up,down,left,right,A+start unlocks all levels if memory serves.
  6. mccartercar

    mccartercar TS Booster Posts: 140   +26

    Carmageddon 1 1997
    Cheat code:
    Super turbo Car -- Type: SOAPY TIT WANKS

    ..Well actually everyone of the cheat codes for that game were outrageous...like this one:
    Blind pedestrians -- Type: HAMSTER SEX

    and if your remember carmageddon this guy is remaking it in XNA with physx:
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    up down left right x2 a start
  8. It's not a cheat but I remember when playing Dragon Spirit for NES, there was an alternate dragon (the gold dragon) and the story changes as well.
  9. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

  10. Psychodan

    Psychodan TS Rookie

    This has got to be the all time number one cheat code. I can start saying this code around any old school gamer I know and they will finish it.
  11. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,631   +688

    Hmmm...I don't know if I've ever used a cheat code, but have looked up walk-throughs on the Internet from time-to-time if I get really, REALLY stuck. I mean I'll put in several hours to try and figure out a problem before I'll look for help.

    But I think the worst for me was Grim Fandango. It was such an abstract game with really bizarre puzzles, I just couldn't get most of it. Couldn't think outside of the box enough to play the game well. Remember having to jump on the Internet a number of times looking for help on that one.
  12. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 235   +50

    Diablo Hacks: God Mode, Duplicating items using town portals. lol UP-UP...........is the most famous.
    I never cheat in games, but it was so annoying to see others.
  13. myrmidonks

    myrmidonks TS Rookie Posts: 48

    I'd say rosebud;!;! etc. in The Sims
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +121

    Right, Left, Down, Up, A, B = 10 lives in Super C (Since everyone got trumped with Cyrus's 30 lives cheat) :)
  15. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    IDDQD is most memorable but next to that: It's Twisted Metal 2 for Playstation. Up Down Left Right Right Left Down Up while holding R1+R2+L1+L2 for god mode and/or R1+L1 for all machine guns, R2+L2 for all rockets. IDDQD immeadiatly came to mind while reading the article title, and sure enough there it was in the article. This made me remember the Twisted Metal 2 cheats. I had great fun playing that game as a kid.
  16. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 161   +13

    twisted metal 4!!!

    infinite specials! i used to have it memorized
  17. Rocket car from original Age of Empires: bigdaddy
  18. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    Twisted metal 2!!!! OMG... what happened to that kid that I was? sniff... lol
  19. fish4specs

    fish4specs TS Rookie Posts: 40

  20. 2nd after IDDQD is
    Black Sheep Wall
  21. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,445   +349

    The Descent series games had some memorable ones... like burgergod, Shananigans, ByeByeMonkey (a personal favorite since it enabled a chase cam)... oh yeah, SuperHiRes (enabled 1024x768 and 1280x1024 lol).
  22. Konami codes ftw!
  23. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    noclip !
  24. Has to be the PC version of the NES classic game "The New Zealand Story".

    To get infinite lives: Pause the game and press "M". You will then hear a laser gun
    sound. Then simply type "MOTHERF**KENKIWIB**TARDS" (fill in the stars...) and you get infinite lives!
  25. Swanen

    Swanen TS Rookie

    Two come to my mind quick,

    32167 dragons in Heroes of Might and Magic.

    24328 on the fax machine to get more more money in Theme Hospital. Hospital internal speakers then states, "A cheater running the hospital" over and over :)

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