Pro Tip of the Day - SNES en Pro tip: Playing with a tiny Bomberman <p>I've been wracking my brain to try and figure out why you'd want to do this, and I can't really come up with anything... but I'm going to show it to you anyway because, hey, I have space to fill here.</p> <p>So if you pop in your Super Bomberman cartridge and go to the Password Screen, you can put in the password "5656"</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Which will take you back to the title screen (a little anticlimactic), but then!</p> <p>Start a game to find</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>That Bomberman has been shrunk down to pint-size!</p> <p>I haven't actually figured out how this is useful yet. But once I do, I'll let you know.</p> passwords pro tip SNES super bomberman Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:44:10 +0000 Will 524 at Pro tip: A lot more Gomez Addamses <p>So, what, <a href="">four extra Gomezes</a> isn't enough for you? Okay, fine. </p> <p>Go to the password screen and enter the password "11111"</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>When you go into the game, you'll see that you have zero lives!</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Er, wait, that's not that many.</p> <p>But!</p> <p>Once you lose one of those lives, your meter goes to 99, which is way more. But be aware, it can't actually go back up to 100, so any lives you collect while at the maximum will be lost.</p> <p>But I don't think you really need to worry about that too much.</p> addams family passwords pro tip SNES Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:12:33 +0000 Will 523 at Pro tip: Using duplicate characters in Final Fight 2 <p>If you're lucky enough to have a copy of Final Fight 2, you know that you (and optionally a friend) each choose one of three characters to wander through Metro City and beat up bad guys. Pretty standard stuff.</p> <p>But, if you go to the title screen</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And press </p> <blockquote><p>Down, Down, Up, Up, Right, Left, Right, Left, L, R</p></blockquote> <p>On Controller 1, the background will change from Black to Blue.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Signaling that the code worked. This will allow you to choose the same character for both players</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>You know, if you're into that kind of thing.</p> button codes final fight 2 pro tip SNES Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:11:03 +0000 Will 513 at Pro tip: Starting on whatever level you want in Super Adventure Island <p>Believe it or not, I actually kind of suck at the Adventure Island games. It's not really my fault, though. Your guy bites it after being hit once by anything, <em>and</em> enemies are strategically placed right in the best place to jump.</p> <p>It's devious.</p> <p>So if you get stuck and throw your controller across the room in frustration instead of making progress, then I understand and have some news you might be interested in.</p> <p>If you go to the title screen, and let the demo start</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Then immediately cancel out of it and go back to the title screen. Then press Right on the Control Pad + L + X + Start. Done right you'll be whisked away to the Stage Selection Screen!</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Which is great for previewing those later levels before you retire the game completely.</p> button codes pro tip SNES super adventure island Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:00:37 +0000 Will 510 at Pro tip: Cheesing your way through Super Street Fighter II <p>It might not be immediately obvious, but in the Street Fighter games, you're participating in a tournament. A tournament where you can (more or less) control the outcome.</p> <p>When your opponent is chosen, press Start on Controller 2 to bring in a New Challenger.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Have Controller 2 pick the character you were fighting against, and pummel them mercilessly. Win the match, and you'll notice that you continue to the next stage.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And since you know you'll be fighting the four Boss Characters, you can also do this to beat them early.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Well, except for M. Bison. You have to beat him the old fashioned way, I'm afraid.</p> <p>Oh, and this works for all variants of Street Fighter 2.</p> arcade pro tip SNES street fighter 2 street fighter 2: champion edition super street fighter 2 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:12:02 +0000 Will 507 at Pro tip: 50 extra monkeys in Donkey Kong Country 2 <p>I guess Donkey Kong Country sold well enough that there was room for a couple of sequels, sequels that don't really even have much Donkey Kong in them for whatever reason.</p> <p>But say you're playing the second one, and you go to the screen where you select if you want one player or two. You keep pressing the Down button on the control pad over and over again and eventually will be greeted with a Music Test</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Keep on pressing it and you'll be greeted with the Cheat Mode selection</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>With that highlighted, press </p> <div align="center"> <blockquote>Y, A, Select, A, Down, Left, A, Down</blockquote> </div> <p>Which kind of spells out "YA SAD LAD". Done right, you'll hear a monkey holler.</p> <p>Get into the game, and you'll find that you have 50 lives to play with!</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And they're all over the place at the beginning of the game, so you can really stock up for the difficult bits ahead.</p> button codes donkey kong country 2 pro tip SNES Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:18:37 +0000 Will 505 at Pro tip: Viewing a sad, short scene in Super Castlevania IV <p>In Block 6 of Castlevania IV, you eventually come across a hallway where these chandeliers fall and try to crush you.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>But, you'll notice that there's one archway that doesn't have one. Hit the ground there with your whip to reveal a secret staircase!</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Where you'll find a ghost walking around with his ghost-dog</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And if you kill off the dog</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>The Ghost will fall to his knees and begin to cry</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Which is kind of sad, really. </p> <p>But then you get to load up on powerups, which makes it OK.</p> castlevania iv easter eggs SNES technique Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:12:07 +0000 Will 499 at Pro tip: Enabling Vs. Mode in Mega Man 7 <p>Mega Man 7 is a pretty decent game, even though it expands the universe quite a bit and adds a bunch of new characters to the mix (other than the obligatory Robot Masters), like Bass, who antagonizes Mega Man throughout the game. But what if you wanted to arrange a one on one fight between Bass and Mega Man?</p> <p>Well, hold on to your hat.</p> <p>First, go to the Password Entry and put in this password:</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>But! Instead of just hitting Start to continue on, hold L + R, and then press Start. Done right, you'll be taken to the Character Select Screen</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Where you can set up battles in any combination of Mega Man vs. Bass that you want</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>The guys are missing some of their moves, they can't slide or have more than one shot on the screen at a time, so the battles are slow and plodding. But hey, both guys are that way, so it's pretty even.</p> <p>Best 2 out of 3 wins!</p> mega man 7 passwords pro tip SNES Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:08:01 +0000 Will 498 at Pro tip: Seeing the end of Uniracers whenever you want <p>Uniracers is a lot of things, but it is definitely not short. And after racing dozens of tracks, the last few against the "Anti-Uni" are pretty tough.</p> <p>But if you get frustrated, or just want to see what the ending is like (warning, it's a bit of a letdown!), then I have some great news for you!</p> <p>First, pop in your Uniracers cartridge and go to the title screen</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Then grab Controller One press Down on the Cross Pad + L + R + B</p> <p>Done right, you'll be, erm, "treated" to a few ending shots. Warning, spoilers ahoy!</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>How fun!</p> button codes pro tip SNES uniracers Fri, 06 Aug 2010 12:13:15 +0000 Will 494 at Pro tip: Finding the last hidden treasure chest in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars <p>Play through Super Mario RPG and you'll eventually discover that there are hidden treasure chests all over the place that contain some goodies. You even get an item that 'dings' when you enter an area that has one, making it easier to find them. There's one room, though, that gave me fits for a while: the hallway to the Mushroom Castle.</p> <p>It turns out that you only have one shot per game to get this box. When you talk to the Toad and he starts walking down the hall, you have to jump on his head</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And then jump on top of the door</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Where you'll find the hidden chest</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>This is the only chance you'll have to grab it, and if this is the first time you're playing this game, you probably won't even know that you're supposed to be looking for hidden boxes. It's pretty devious, really.</p> pro tip SNES super mario rpg Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:00:13 +0000 Will 493 at