Welcome to Prima’s top 100 video game cheats, codes and tips. Today in the countdown, we have some Super Empire Strikes Back, Sim City 2000 and plenty of other classics you may have forgotten. On that note, let’s kick off the list in a galaxy far, far away.
80.) Super Empire Strikes Back: Unlock Everything (SNES)
Having unlimited power can be sweet – just ask Darth Vader. In this SNES platforming classic, it never hurts to have a little extra, like invincibility and infinite thermal bombs. To unlock everything, go to the main screen and enter A, B, Y, X, A, B, Y, X, A, B, A, B, Y, X, X, Y, A, B, Y, X. Boom, you’ll be more powerful than the Emperor could possibly imagine.
79.) MX Vs. ATV Unleashed: Unlock All Bonuses (PS2, Xbox)
Want to get around the easy way in this THQ racing game, without having to worry about unlocking everything? There’s a simple little code to do that. Head into the Cheats menu and enter: TOOLAZY. That’s it. Soon you’ll ride high with the best bikes in the game.
78.) Sim City 2000: The Secret Debug Menu (PC)
Building your own utopia in Sim City 2000 can be a lot of fun, but sometimes you just want to access more goods right away. With the help of a simple cheat code, you’ll be able to do just that. Enter “Priscilla” on the game screen and you’ll be taken to a secret debug menu with a whole slew of options.
77.) Mega Man 3: Super Jumps and Invincibility (NES)
Mega Man 3 is unquestionably one of the toughest games in the series – so you could use all the help you can get. Plug in a second controller into the NES and press Right on the d-pad. Doing so will give Mega Man the ability to jump higher to reach otherwise inaccessible areas. However, doing so again before he jumps into a pit will also make him temporarily invincible, so he can work his way back to safer ground. Nice!
76.) Rock Band: Unlock All Songs (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)
Rock Band is a jam-worthy game, especially if you have other players around. There’s a code that allows you to unlock all songs right away, including the included “Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld.” Go to the title screen and enter the following buttons on your guitar: Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue. You won’t be able to save your game, but you will be able to rock on.
75.) Earthworm Jim: Get a Donkey Kong Head (Sega Genesis)
Even though the game also came out for SNES, the developers behind Earthworm Jim couldn’t help but poke fun at Nintendo’s monstrously popular platform adventure, Donkey Kong Country. In the Genesis version of the game, pause and enter Down, C, B, A, A, A, A, B, C. If you did it right, Earthworm Jim will now have a Donkey Kong-style head with an arrow going through it.
74.) Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: Unlock the Naboo Starfighter (Nintendo 64)
It may not be such a big deal now, but in the late 90s, the Naboo Starfighter was a piece of joy for fans of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. If you want to add it to your collection, beat Tattooine Training in all four time settings, or enter the codes “CDYXF!?Q” and “ASEPONE!” on the password screen. You’ll be flying in royal style.
73.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 The Arcade Game: 9 Lives and Stage Select (NES)
Cowabunga! We’ve got a code for this classic NES beat-em-up that’ll give you both several additional lives and the ability to select your level. Highlight the number of players before starting your game and enter this on your controller: B, A, B, A, Up, Down, B, A, Left, Right, B, A. Hit start and you’re good to go, dude!
72.) Shining Force 2: Special Options (Sega Genesis)
Want to gain access to additional options in this classic role-playing adventure? Now you can! On the main menu, enter Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up and B. Hold down Start to select which game you want and press the C button. You’ll access a special menu that will give you various options, including the ability to control your enemies!
71.) Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater: Level Select (PlayStation)
We end this round of cheats with a doozy for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater that will give you access to all the areas right away. Pause the game and hold down L1, then enter Triangle, Right, Up, Square, Triangle, Left, Up, Square and Triangle. The screen will shake if you entered the code correctly, and you’ll be able to skate wherever you please.