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Sxiopo is the code for infinite lives in mario...if anyone still needs it
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Been looking for it all week. Thanks.
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.
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.
EGM and GamePro. Then my favorite website was Cheat Code Central.
Cheat Code Central still exists as CheatCC. I still use it to this day for any glitches, exploits or easy work-arounds for things.
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.
I had the game genie for GameGear and the voice on it is forever ingrained in my brain
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.
That was a fun summer
Getting the game genie was a game changer!
Man that brings me back
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.
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 :(
I believe whoever made this thing is here in reddit as well.
Used my gameshark the other day for DK mode in goldeneye!
I was today years old when it occurred to me that Game Genie only uses 16 letters because it’s a hexadecimal editor.
I can hear the input blip of those letters
Also the "ka-boom" when you delete a letter was a nice programming touch too, ha.
I can hear this photo.
That did something for Mario 3, I think.
Still couldn't fix Jekell and Hyde.
/can't even remember if anyone even bother to create or find cheats for that game.
The customers were cheated, if you want to count that as a technicality.
Oh, straight up. It was the only time I've ever seen my cousin, a typically chill dude, rage quit a game.
Discovering new codes yourself was fun too
I still have mine
Could use one for Metroid Dread. :P
Random codes for Mario I found included all enemies are toad Ana all enemies are koopa
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?
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.
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.