From: firstname.lastname@example.org.FIDONET.ORG (Jonathan Deitch)
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Subject: The Definitive Arcade Games Cheat Sheet Info
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 93 23:36:22 EST
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Added 5 Jul 1996
Galaga Plus ("Gaplus")
At the first stage, do not shoot any bug; let them form. Once they're
formed, there's a brief time in which none will come down to attack.
That's when one should shoot the third bug from the left (or maybe it
was the fourth? I'm not sure now), on the lowest row. Then a flag
appears; passing over it will give an additional ship. If I remember
correctly, the trick works in a similar way with a bug on the second row
(counting from below) at the second stage. Be careful not to shoot any
other bug, or it won't work. This happens regardless of the star trick
already mentioned in the list.
The definitive arcade video game cheat sheet.
Last update: 01 Dec 1992.
This list was started by Jeremy Radlow. Due to the fact that he's lost his
net access (horrors), I'm now the administrator of this list.
To get an up-to-date copy of the video game cheat sheet, ftp a copy from
wiretap.spies.com in the game_archive/cheatList directory or, if you can't ftp,
send a message to email@example.com. There is not now, nor will there
ever be, a 'mailing list'. Nor will I post the sheet to USENET due to its
excessive size. This is mainly to keep my mailbox from getting flooded with
the large number of resulting responses. (and I do mean *large*).
If you have already made a contribution to the cheat sheet and wish a new copy,
just ftp a new copy or let me know and I'll mail you an up-to-date version.
Please note : due to the high traffic involving this list, it might take me
up to a week or so to actually mail you a copy of the list.
There are three sections to the cheat sheet:
* Beginners section. This contains either cheats that don't get
you much, or cheats that are only helpful to advanced players.
* Intermediate section. This contains cheats that can get you
a big edge. They are usually not any harder than playing the
* Advanced section. This contains extremely low-effort high-pay
cheats; secret back doors; and in the next revision will contain
advanced general-purpose game beating strategies, if someone sends
When you send in a cheat, it'll be put in one of these sections and you
will get a copy of the cheat sheet in return. Basically, you get out what
you put in ...
Some of these cheats may be inaccurate; don't trust anything attributed
to someone else. If it turns out that some information is wrong - don't get
mad, get even! Tell me what's wrong. Please note, though, that different ROM
versions on machines may eliminate some cheats ...
Games in this version (all sheets):
Game High score[1p/2p] [mp] level
----------------- ----------------- ---- -----
Road blasters 3,900,000 n/a 50
Cabal 1,950,000 No ALL (5 lives left)
Cabal 1,525,000 Yes ALL (9 lives left)
Galaga 3,600,000 n/a 255
Tempest 1,100,000+ n/a (> 80)
Tron 2,100,000+ n/a (> 300)
Bubble Bobble 2,800,000 n/a 57
APB 597,000 n/a 74
Zookeeper 583,000,000 n/a (> 100)
Smash-TV 22,500,000 n/a end
Smash-TV 23,200,000 Yes end
Bump 'n' Jump 1,850,000 n/a (> 40)
Major Havoc 3,000,000 n/a ?
Race Driving 465,000 n/a ?
Teenage Mutant NT 3400 n/a end
Gauntlet 6,666,666 n/a 458
Gauntlet II 485,000 n/a 58
Mercs 900,000 n/a ?
Columns 99,999 n/a ?
Rygar 2,830,000 n/a 27
Rolling Thunder 220,000 n/a ?
Darius 3,320,000 n/a ?
Dig Dug 3,999,990 n/a ?
Galaga Plus 6,550,300 n/a ?
Robocop 731,000 n/a All 7 levels
Blood Brothers 21,450,100 n/a ?
The following games don't have any high scores ... send me some ?
Pac-man Paperboy Toobin' 1941
Crystal Castles Magic sword Trog 1943
Super Mario Brothers Defender Alien Syndrome Sinistar
Return of the Jedi XyBots Star Wars Astro Blaster
Hard Driving Double Dragon Joust Joust 2
Ghosts 'n' Goblins Slap Fight Alcon Centipede
Space Dungeon Narc Gunsmoke 720
Street Fighter II Commando Assault Heavy Barrel
Raiden Tiger Road Mercs Columns
Golden Axe Afterburner I, Robot Donkey King (yes King)
Dragons Lair II Galaxian Splatterhouse Alpine Ski
Cap. & the Avengers Mat Mania Krull Tron
Track & Field Xevious Robotron Forgotten Realms
Donkey Kong Jr. Marble Madness Punch Out Forgotten Worlds
Ninja Gai-Den Phoenix Pitfighter Vendetta
Wizard of Wor Mortal Kombat Terminator 2 Street Fighter II
(When you send in your cheat, please send in your high score. Don't
send in a high score without a cheat/strategy, it'll be ignored.
And multi-credit games don't count ... but multi-player games do. That's
what the [mp] slot is for. The idea behind this high score sheet is
that if you have a high score higher than one listed here, you must
know something useful ...)
Cheats in this revision:
* All the Crystal Castle warps.
* Big point bugs on Road Blasters, Star Wars, Super Mario Brothers,
* The standard back doors in Galaga.
* Extra lives in Sinistar, Narc.
* All sorts of hints/backdoors for doing/causing strange things of all
Joshua Abbey, Ken Arromdee, Casey Barton, Barry Brumitt, M Darrin Chaney,
Anthony D. Chen, Craig Coffin, Lee Crawford, David D'Auria, Scott C. DeFreitas,
Jonathan Deitch, George Dolbier, Lee Dormon, Kerry B. Durham, Vivian Ford, John
Joseph Gallagher Jr., Stuart C Glass, Keith Goolsbey, Frank Gomez, James Hague,
David Hawk, Josh Hayes, Otto Heuer, Dave Hollinsworth, David Hsu, Ting Hsu,
Steve Jacobs, Ian Jeffries, Kyle Jones, Benoy Koshy, Jonathan Kruger, Bob
Kupiec, Felix Lee, Kwan-Yong Lee, Chris Long, Bert Loper, Bryan Martin, Tony
Mason, David McGrath, Carl Mei, Mario Moeller*, Dave Morrison, Tony Nardo, Ian
Novack, Fred Ochs, Steve Ozdemir, Allen Perry, Tad Perry*, Robert Potter, Eric
Thomas Pronko, Jeremy Radlow, Hedley Rainnie, James Reed, Nate Renwick, Robert
Schmitz, Seth Scott, Tim Shay, Eric Sheets, Colin Smiley, Eric Smith, Ryan
Tanner, Eric Thompson, Richard Uyeyama, Ryan Vurlicer, William Wesner, Gregg
Woodcock, Julius Yang, John Yeates, Bill ?
* special thanks!
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