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Yume Nikki
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Attachment Version 0.09 updated the Witch effect so that a unique sound plays when moving around while riding the broom, rather than simply reusing the regular footstep sounds. This is accomplished by giving every map two copies of the same tileset: one for regular mobility and one for the broom, with the game swapping between the two as needed. While this is retained in Version 0.10, the code is simplified in the later build so that a copy of the full string is not needed on every map.

However, three areas of the game were not properly accounted for during the conversion process: the second room in Neon Tile Path, the room full of beds in Number World, and the Pink Sea all play the regular footstep sound regardless of whether or not Madotsuki has the Witch effect equipped and active. Additionally, these areas still contain leftover event data from Version 0.09's method of swapping between the two tilesets. Because the indexes for the game's tiles were altered concurrently with the streamlining of the broom code, triggering these leftover events with cheats instead swaps out the maps' graphics with ones from other areas:

• The pyramids in the second room of Neon Tile Path are replaced with Henkei Shita heads from Footprint Path A, and sitting down changes the entire tileset to that of Snow World, with the background additionally changing from solid black to solid white. It reverts back to the mostly complete Neon Tile Path tileset when Madotsuki sits back up.
• The tileset for the room full of beds in Number World is replaced with that of Forest World, temporarily reverting back to the proper visuals whenever Madotsuki sits down. The background, however, is unaffected.
• The Pink Sea is completely blacked out, as the game attempts to call blank divider tiles when in this state.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 9, 2024
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
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In 2024, a hidden variation of the Konami Code was discovered in the game that allows you to unlock all characters and costumes from the start. To activate it, on the title screen, press C-Up four times/C-Down four times/C-Left/C-Left/C-Right/C-Right/C-Left/C-Left/C-Right/C-Right/L/R/Z.
Kingdom Hearts
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In the Bizarre Room in Wonderland, the fireplace's flames can be "put out" if Sora attacks the fireplace's grated opening with a Blizzard spell, and it can be lit anew if the grated opening is hit with Fire magic instead. Being able to put out the fire makes the second phase of the Trickmaster Heartless boss fight even easier, as the frantic boss cannot light their juggling apparatuses and fling their own Fire at Sora. This is also possibly why the Cheshire Cat gifts Sora a Blizzard spell/upgrade when Sora obtains and shows him at least the Claw Marks piece of evidence during Alice's trail, and also why the grated opening itself is able to be locked onto.
Pokémon HeartGold Version
subdirectory_arrow_right Pokémon SoulSilver Version (Game)
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Attachment Although the Spiky-eared Pichu obtainable in the Ilex Forest event has a shiny form, this form cannot be obtained in the game itself without hacking.
person CuriousUserX90 calendar_month January 12, 2024
Information on The Cutting Room Floor page about Shiny Form:
https://tcrf.net/Pok%C3%A9mon_HeartGold_and_SoulSilver#Spiky-eared_Pichu

Video showing off the Shiny Form:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=994XEdddWNE

Video of the Ilex Forest Event:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OORQXikg3w
Mario's Mystery Meat
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The original release of the ROM hack was criticized by many players for having an unexpectedly high difficulty spike in the latter portions of the game. Among these critics were Vinny of the livestreaming group Vinesauce, who conducted a livestream of the hack thanks to it being a fangame designed around his content. In response to this, the hack's developer, Eminus, released an "easy mode" version on the r/vinesauce subreddit which reduces slowdown, adds additional power-ups, and allows the player to toggle indefinite invincibility on and off using the R button.
person VinchVolt calendar_month January 5, 2024
Vinny's stream of the original release of the hack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzkGyf3ZRwE

Announcement by Eminus on the r/vinesauce subreddit which includes a mention of the easy mode update:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Vinesauce/comments/gqaybe/marios_mystery_meat_download_link_and_quick/
Alien Resurrection
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On September 11, 2022, several cheat codes were discovered in the game by a user on game wiki The Cutting Room Floor. The list of codes that have known functions prior to December 2023 are as follows:

• On the Options menu, by pressing Circle/Left on the D-Pad/Right on the D-Pad/Circle/Up on the D-Pad/R2, you can unlock a Cheat Menu with basic toggles for Infinite Ammo, Infinite Health, No Chestburst and No Drown. All four of these options have dedicated cheat codes which are listed below:

• L1/L2/Up on the D-Pad/L1/L2/Up on the D-Pad/Circle = Dedicated Infinite Ammo code, can have unlimited ammo with weapons you can have at selected point in the game.
• R1/R2/Down on the D-Pad/R1/R2/Left on the D-Pad/Square = Dedicated Infinite Health code.
• R1/L1/Left on the D-Pad/R1/L1/Square/Down on the D-Pad = Dedicated No Chestburst code.
• R2/L2/Right on the D-Pad/R2/L2/Circle/Down on the D-Pad = Dedicated No Drowning code.

Remaining miscellaneous cheat codes that can be activated include:

• L1/Circle/Square/L1/Down on the D-Pad/Up on the D-Pad/Circle = Have weapons you can have at selected point in the game.
• R1/Square/L2/L1 = Selecting quit warps you to section 0 of selected level.
• R1/Triangle/Square/L1 = Quit functions as a restart.
• Triangle/L1/R1/Square/L1/R1/L1/Square = Press L2 + L1 to display debug information while in-game.

As of December 2023, there are three codes that have unknown functions:

• L1/Triangle/Square/Circle
• Square/Triangle/Square/L1
• L1/Triangle/Square/L1
person MehDeletingLater calendar_month December 23, 2023
Alien Resurrection
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On December 19, 2023, programmer Martin Piper revealed a pair of hidden cheat codes he included in the original release of Alien Resurrection. To execute these codes, you need to go into the game's Options menu and unlock the Cheat Menu with the code Circle/Left on the D-Pad/Right on the D-Pad/Circle/Up on the D-Pad/R2. The cheats Piper revealed include the following:

• A level selection menu can be unlocked in the Options menu right after unlocking the Cheat Menu by pressing R1/Down on the D-Pad/R1/Right on the D-Pad/L1/Up on the D-Pad/L2/Square. If entered correctly, you will hear a "bonk" sound indicating the code has been activated. Re-entering the Cheat Menu will reveal an additional option to re-visit any section in any level in the game.

• The more notable of the two codes Piper revealed is one that allows the Alien Resurrection disc to act as a boot disc to play PlayStation games on any burned CD-R disc without the use of modding. This novelty method works with any PlayStation model (as long as you have something to block the tray disc sensor on newer models so you can swap out the disc with the tray open), and must be done after unlocking the level selection menu (you can save after unlocking this menu so you do not have to unlock it again if you want to perform the disc swap trick). Once that is unlocked, go back to the Options menu and enter the code Left on the D-Pad/Up on the D-Pad/Right on the D-Pad/Down on the D-Pad/Right on the D-Pad/Up on the D-Pad/Left on the D-Pad/Square/Triangle/Square/Triangle/L1. The "bonk" sound will again be heard if the code is activated. Next, go back to the Cheat Menu and set the level selection to Level 6 and Section 1. Then while highlighting Section 1, hold down L1 (Note: it's imperative to keep holding down L1 for the remainder of this method) and press X. The screen will turn black and the Alien Resurrection disc will stop spinning, at which point you can swap out the disc with a burned CD-R disc of any PlayStation game you desire. While still holding L1, hold Square and Triangle, and then release all three buttons to boot the burned CD-R game.

When asked by YouTube channel Modern Vintage Gamer, Piper revealed that the latter cheat code had never been disclosed to Sony when the game was sent in for certification as Sony would have immediately sent the game back and forced the developers to remove it since it acted as a backdoor for playing pirated games, and he believed that no other developers who worked on the game were made aware of it either. In a YouTube comment, he explained that he only revealed the codes now because it had been so long since the game's release and he did not want to hold onto the secret for the rest of his life. According to him, the intent of the feature stemmed from Alien Resurrection potentially being planned as a multi-disc game, with the feature being implemented as a test to see if discs could be changed without resetting the PlayStation. Unlike standard multi-disc games that function with the PlayStation's built-in ability to swap out discs through an API call to maintain memory data without fully resetting the console, Alien Resurrection has code that loads an .exe file on any burned CD-R disc you swap it out with to start that new game up while bypassing the PlayStation's anti-piracy protection check.
person MehDeletingLater calendar_month December 23, 2023
Sailor Moon
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person VinchVolt calendar_month December 21, 2023
The Cutting Room Floor article:
https://tcrf.net/Bishoujo_Senshi_Sailor_Moon_(SNES)#Body_Model

Excerpt from a Twitter thread translating posts from a hashtag where Japanese developers share their contributions to old games:
https://twitter.com/gosokkyu/status/1517753335373254657
Super Spike V'Ball
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Attachment There is a complete set of graphics for 4 unused female teams, which can be accessed with a Game Genie code.
Daffy Duck in Hollywood
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Attachment The Game Gear and Master System version of Daffy Duck in Hollywood has a set of 3 cheat codes - the first 2 being a stage select code and an invincibility code. If you enter those in that order and then the third code, Daffy's sprite will be replaced with a digitized image of Probe founder Fergus McGovern.
Defender 2000
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Attachment If you enter OVINE as your name on Defender 2000's high score table, you will temporarily unlock "Flossy Mode", which features Jeff Minter's signature ruminants - specifically, the humans are replaced with pixel art llamas, while the ship is replaced with a photo of Minter's first pet sheep, Flossy.
The Flintstones: King Rock Treasure Island
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The Flintstones: King Rock Treasure Island has two secret cheat codes:

•Press Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Up, Up, Up to invert the colors of the screen.
•Press Select, B, A, A, B, Select, B, A, Start to play a minigame similar to Helmet where Fred must avoid falling rocks and get to his house.
Super Mario Bros.
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Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt / World Class Track Meet has unused graphics from Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, which can be activated by a Game Genie code, allowing one to play SMB1 levels with The Lost Levels graphics, albeit with some glitched tiles in different parts of the game.
Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix
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In the North American/Worldwide versions of the game, you can unlock Maniac charts by completing all Trick charts. However, the Japanese version of the game which released first contained a much more convoluted two-part process for unlocking Maniac charts that went undiscovered for several years and was previously only thought to be accessible through GameShark cheats:

• The first part involves highlighting several songs in a specific order for very brief seconds:
1. Highlight "Mickey Mouse March (Eurobeat Ver)" for 1 second by coming from the song to the left of it
2. "Chim Chim Cher-ee" for 2 seconds from the left
3. "Macho Duck" for 1 second from the right
4. "ELECTRICAL PARADE (Radio Future MIX)" for 1 second from the left
5. "IT'S A SMALL WORLD" for 2 seconds from the right
6. "I Want You Back" for 1 second from the right

The first song, "Mickey Mouse March (Eurobeat Ver)", must be selected by coming from the left, which means you must immediately move to the song to the left when the song select screen loads. The songs do not count towards unlocking Maniac charts until at least roughly a second passes, so there is some wiggle room to correct mistakes. If you succeed with the first part of this process, then you will not need to redo it should you mess up the second part.

• The second part requires plugging in a second controller and inputting several button combinations on both controllers (P1 = first controller; P2 = second controller):
1. Press Down on the D-Pad twice to select Trick mode
2. Press P1 Triangle and P1 Cross
3. While still holding P1 Triangle, press P1 Cross again
4. Press P1 Square and P1 Right
5. While still holding P1 Right, press P1 Cross
6. While still holding P1 Cross, press P2 Square
7. While still holding P2 Square, press P2 Triangle
8. While still holding P2 Triangle, press P2 Cross
9. While still holding P2 Triangle, press P2 Right
10. Press P2 Cross and P2 Square
11. While still holding P2 Square, press P2 Right
12. While still holding P2 Square, press P2 Triangle
13. Press P2 Cross and P2 Right
14. While still holding P2 Cross, press P2 Square
15. While still holding P2 Square, press P2 Right
16. Press P2 Triangle and P2 Cross
17. Press P2 Square and P2 Right

Should this code be inputted correctly, a ding sound effect will be heard, and Maniac mode will be selected automatically and can be reselected whenever you want without inputting the code again.
Taz: Wanted
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Attachment There is an unused cheat in Taz: Wanted that gives Taz a mask believed to be based on programmer Christopher P. Wilson, with "ACME Goth Mask" written on the back.
Garfield Kart: Furious Racing
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If a player beats a Garfield Kart: Furious Racing time trial in less than 40 seconds - something believed to be impossible without cheating - this message will appear:

"You cheated not only the game, but yourself.



You didn't grow.

You didn't improve.

You took a shortcut and gained nothing.



You experienced a hollow victory. Nothing was risked and nothing was gained. It's sad that you don't know the difference."

The text is lifted from a tweet by user @Fetusberry about a PC Gamer article on beating Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice with cheats.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month November 5, 2023
Um Jammer Lammy
subdirectory_arrow_right Um Jammer Lammy Now (Game)
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Stage 1 of Um Jammer Lammy was incomplete in the original PlayStation version, not being accessible in either multiplayer or PaRappa's story. With a GameShark code, a US player can access an unfinished version of PaRappa's stage 1, which has no animations and only uses triangle buttons. Stage 1 would eventually be finished for Um Jammer Lammy NOW!, released 9 months after the PlayStation version, with Rammy and PaRappa support.

Stage 1 is the only PaRappa stage to use the instrumental of the Lammy version.
Suikoden II
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Attachment Dataminers on the Suikosource forums discovered an unused dungeon in the game that cannot be accessed other than through hacking. The dungeon is incomplete with some missing features, but is largely playable. While there is no direct confirmation from developers on how it was intended to tie in with the game's narrative, dataminers have concluded the following:

At some point after defeating the Beast Rune, the player is supposed to return to the village of Sajah. There is an inconspicuous-looking rock that does nothing, but which can be removed via hacking to reveal an entrance. While this entrance does not work, it is theorized that once entering this passage, the player would reach the lowest floor of the test dungeon. From there they would travel upward and face six or more bosses (speculated to be Bone Dragon, Stone Golem, Abomination, Double Head, Pest Rat and Harpy - though not necessarily in that order) gatekeeping certain stairs. Monsters would get progressively harder at each stage. There are around six floors and 8 orbs which the player would need to collect to pass through the final door.

In the final room, there is a purple rune that offers 3 choices; When the dialogue is translated into English, it reads:

"One in search of a new path - I shall test your will.

I am the Rune of Circulating Paths. Do you wish for a new path?
- Yes
- No
- New path?

While your strength remains, the new path shall guide you to a new beginning.
Though be warned that there is no return path. Do you still wish for a new path?
- Yes!
- Wait a minute
- What new path?

You will lose your current path, lose all allies and friends that joined you,
and you will even lose the outcome. Do you still choose to follow the new path?
- Yes
- Rather not
- What new path?

Close your eyes. I shall open the new path for you to see...

Accepted. Time does not flow for me, I shall wait.

The world has a million forms, not identical, but not alien.
The path you have followed can once again be followed in another world.
While your strength remains, the path will be a new beginning.
Too many seek that path. Do you seek it also?

Accepted. Time does not flow for me, I shall wait.

The world has a million shades, not identical, but not alien.
The path you have followed can once again be followed in another world.
While your strength remains, the path will be a new beginning.
Too many seek that path. Do you seek it also?

Accepted. That is a wise path. I shall take you outside.
- Thank you
- No thanks

Then farewell, wise young one. Follow your path to the end.

You do not wish to use my powers? Accepted. The path is there for you to take.

The world has a million shades, not identical, but not alien.
The path you have followed can once again be followed in another world.
While your strength remains, the path will be a new beginning.
Too many seek that path. Do you seek it also?

Young one that seeks for a path. Do you choose to follow a new path?

Then... Young one... Leave your last record of this world...

I shall open the new path for you...

- Thank you
- I, er, maybe not

Do you fear, young one? But that may be just the wise choice..."

Looking through all of this dialogue, the first option warps you back to Sajah, leaving you on your way. The second option allows you to step back before deciding again, while the third option warps you to an unknown location.

It is theorized you're supposed to end up in Sindar Ruin as there was a brief moment where Riou was left alone. In the end, you get to replay at that point in time, with previously kept items/stats, and possibly have the combined Rune of Beginning (Sword and Shield Rune) as it has been alluded many times in-game that it was considered as one.

It's speculated the reason why this dungeon was scrapped was because it was too ambitious to be implemented.

To explore on your own (for the North American version) use the following GameShark code to teleport Viki to an Unknown Dungeon (Pick Kazah Village [note: Sajah Village was originally named Kazah Village]):

8006AEAA 0080
D015DC50 E1C4
3015F53D 0009
D015DC50 E1C4
3015F53E 0011
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GoldenEye 007
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A common debate among GoldenEye 007 fans is whether playing as Oddjob in the multiplayer mode is cheating due to his short stature going below the auto-aim bullet radius. This would be addressed by lead environmental artist Karl Hilton and gameplay and engine programmer Mark Edmonds in an oral history article released by Mel Magazine in 2018, 21 years after the game, who stated that they too thought playing as Oddjob was cheating, and they were aware of this during development:

Hilton: "We all thought it was kind of cheating when we were play-testing with Oddjob [due to his short stature, the auto-aim of the weapons goes above his head], but it was too much fun to take out and there was no impetus from any of us to change it. It’s clearly become part of the culture and folklore of the game  —  I noticed playing GoldenEye as Oddjob was mentioned in Ready Player One, so ultimately, I think it’s fine."

Edmonds: "It’s definitely cheating to play as Oddjob! But that can just add to the fun when you’re all sitting there next to each other and berating/poking/hitting the person who chooses him. Personally I like to pick Jaws [who originally appeared in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me] and then beat the person with Oddjob just to show them! We could have put something in to stop this blatant cheating, but why not just let players decide on their own rules?"
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