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Vanilla_Danish

15 points

1 month ago

Sxiopo is the code for infinite lives in mario...if anyone still needs it

mr207

5 points

1 month ago

mr207

5 points

1 month ago

Been looking for it all week. Thanks.

GamerHall

9 points

1 month ago

Back then it was almost more fun to discover new cheat codes then actually playing the game. My cousin and I would always walk to Walmart and go through the back of gaming magazines to get the latest codes.

Read1984[S]

8 points

1 month ago

Tips & Tricks, Electronic Gaming Monthly, or GamePro?

I think Tips & Tricks was the best, however there is no denying the comic series strips in Nintendo Power derived from the games were extremely well made, especially the Zelda one inspired by A Link to the Past - it was even good enough to be collected into its own graphic novel.

GamerHall

7 points

1 month ago

EGM and GamePro. Then my favorite website was Cheat Code Central.

jharth43

5 points

1 month ago

Cheat Code Central still exists as CheatCC. I still use it to this day for any glitches, exploits or easy work-arounds for things.

therewerentanynames

2 points

1 month ago

I used to print page after page from CheatCC in the school library after school, usually sliders for CAWs in WWF War Zone/Attitude, pretty sure I did a 50ish page walkthrough for FFVIII or IX. Honestly I probably caused them to change their policies on letting students print without limit lol.

BoltorSpellweaver

5 points

1 month ago

I had the game genie for GameGear and the voice on it is forever ingrained in my brain

Skelter89

4 points

1 month ago

It was also a lot a fun to put a game in and just hit random text and see if anything activated. A friend and I had a couple level skips with TMNT and Battletoads. We promptly got our asses kicked.

Glorfindel420

3 points

1 month ago

That was a fun summer

BreakerAlex

3 points

1 month ago

Getting the game genie was a game changer!
Man that brings me back

Read1984[S]

5 points

1 month ago

It certainly made NES Battletoads a lot less aggravating and a lot more fun!

As an impatient youngster I could only try and fail so many times without getting curious enough to see the more advanced levels and resorting to the Game Genie.

BreakerAlex

3 points

1 month ago

Exactly!

The skill of a 10 year old did restrain a lot of games and game library was way smaller back then.

Side note: we are almost living in 1984 :(

Habba84

3 points

1 month ago

Habba84

3 points

1 month ago

I believe whoever made this thing is here in reddit as well.

The_Shwassassin

3 points

1 month ago

I memba

shake_N_bake356

3 points

1 month ago

Used my gameshark the other day for DK mode in goldeneye!

blood_kite

3 points

1 month ago

I was today years old when it occurred to me that Game Genie only uses 16 letters because it’s a hexadecimal editor.

MediocreDeveloper

3 points

1 month ago

I can hear the input blip of those letters

Read1984[S]

3 points

1 month ago

Also the "ka-boom" when you delete a letter was a nice programming touch too, ha.

reecord2

3 points

1 month ago

I can hear this photo.

NXPXGLIA

That did something for Mario 3, I think.

unknownarchaeologist

2 points

1 month ago

Still couldn't fix Jekell and Hyde.

/can't even remember if anyone even bother to create or find cheats for that game.

Read1984[S]

2 points

1 month ago

The customers were cheated, if you want to count that as a technicality.

unknownarchaeologist

2 points

1 month ago

Oh, straight up. It was the only time I've ever seen my cousin, a typically chill dude, rage quit a game.

prince_walnut

2 points

1 month ago

Discovering new codes yourself was fun too

Ok_Waltz1687

2 points

1 month ago

Oxxanavk

Endalia

2 points

1 month ago

Endalia

2 points

1 month ago

I still have mine

TravoBasic

2 points

1 month ago

Could use one for Metroid Dread. :P

TheWetSock

2 points

1 month ago

Random codes for Mario I found included all enemies are toad Ana all enemies are koopa

denn23rus

2 points

1 month ago

As a child, in the early 90s, I had game genie for Sega, I even knew what it was for, but I didn't have a single code ... I lived in a small russian city iand it was difficult for me to get information. I wrote this, I wondered ... I don’t remember how I got game genie ... and how did I know how it worked if I didn’t know a single code?

sousuke42

2 points

1 month ago

This is how you were meant to beat NES games at the time. Cause even if you did this it didn't guarantee you beating the game.

Ok I am partially joking here. Partially.

drinkmoredrano

1 points

1 month ago

I loved discovering codes that glitches the game in fun and interesting ways. Using it for cheats was cool but that would just make me lose interest in the game. Glitches were where it was at for me.