These cheat codes remain nightmares for a large number of players because they were so difficult to do. So much so that sometimes, the game was not worth the candle …

If the term “cheat code” may seem obscure to a player born in the late 90s or early 2000s, there was a time when it could be the most fun aspect of a video game. . The game indeed sometimes gave the possibility to cheat, to offer more freedom to the player: this is where the Cheat Codes came into play. Thanks to them, we could have a whole bunch of benefits: invulnerability, infinite ammunition, even a whole bunch of completely crazy easter eggs for the time, that the developers did not necessarily want to integrate into the base game, but who have everything similarly been implemented by pressing a combination of buttons on his controller for example. And sometimes, you really had to study Bac + 20 to successfully enter the famous cheat-code …

The big cheat – Turok

A hellish code
A hellish code

Turok’s code screen is fairly standard, with the difference that it doesn’t offer the player the option to enter vowels. So, when we type a code such as “NTHGTHDGDCRTDTRK” (which allowed in particular to have access to absolutely everything in the game such as infinite lives or all the weapons in the game), to enter with your Nintendo 64 controller, you have to struggle at some point. So if we are also dyslexic …

Donkey Kong Mode – GoldenEye 007

A hellish key combination
A hellish key combination

Donkey Kong Mode lives up to its name: it allows you to give the game characters completely disproportionate arms and heads, giving them the appearance of Nintendo’s famous monkey. The problem is, the key combination to reach this mode is horrible to enter: L + R + Up, C-Right, R + Left, R + Up, Up, R + Right, Up, L + R + C-Down, L + R + Down, and L + R + C-Left …

Debug Mode – Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

A debug mode not easy to reach
A debug mode not easy to reach

Debug Mode allows the player to do whatever they want in the game, such as controlling non-playable characters for example or integrating a second player. Perfect for those who like to play with the limits. But now, to reach Tenchu’s Debug Mode, you had to pause the game, then press L1 and R2 followed it up, Triangle, Down, Cross, Left, Square, Right and Circle. Then, we let go of L1 and R2, then L1, R1, L2, and voila! It wasn’t easy …

Access to all levels – Crash Bandicoot

Suffice to say that we will have to start over several times
Suffice to say that we will have to start over several times

Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Cross, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Triangle, Round, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Round, Square, Triangle, Cross, Cross, Cross, and Cross. This is the combination of keys you need to perform to gain access to all levels of the first Crash Bandicoot (in case you are struggling with a particular level).

Debug Mode – Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire

A debug mode that will not be easy to reach
A debug mode that will not be easy to reach

Besides Tenchu, Star Wars Shadows of The Empire got its Debug mode too. First, you have to enter its name as “_Wampa__Stompa”, then launch the game and pause. Then, we do C-Up, C-Right, C-Down, C-Left, Left, and move the analog stick to the left. Then we do Left, Right, Left. It’s not super clear, but it’s not meant to be clear either, otherwise everyone could have access to it.

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