Starcraft – Power Overwhelming
There’s probably been a point during the campaign or a match against incredibly hard AI enemies that you said: “you know what, f*** it, I’m going invincible”. Once you know this cheat and try it the first time, it becomes increasingly hard not to use it again. The only thing that sucks is the fact that it removes all fun from the game as a single Zergling could effectively defeat an entire established enemy base.
Grand Theft Auto – Flying Cars
You’ve explored just about every square inch of the in game map, and quite frankly, you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and sidewalks. Fear not, you can just punch in a simple code and suddenly you’ve discovered that your car can fly! Now you can cruise high above the gangsters, cops, and hookers while listening to the outdated radio.
Age of Empires – The Big Daddy
Age of Empires always provided players with a solid, fun experience from each and every match. However, if you’ve played for an ungodly number of hours and know every trick in the book to assure a swift victory, you need a little spice in your life. The big daddy cheat gives you access to an old model sports car that comes complete with a rocket launcher. The incredible range and firing rate can make quick work of even the best bases, have fun!
Pokemon – The Legendary Missingno
Back in the days of Pokemon Red & Blue version, one could “surf” up and down along the island of Cinnabar and encounter this strange looking creature. Often times appearing as a blob of pixels, or even fake looking Pokemon, the true beauty of this glitch is the item duplication. The 6th item in your bag will multiply. Hello, 100 master balls.
Metroid – Samus in a One Piece
Taking it way back to the original Metroid game, there was a little-known cheat for all of the perverts out there that wanted to see a pixelated Samus in a bikini. Players could enter the code “Justin Bailey” to unlock bikini Samus in all her skimpy glory and play through the game as a death dealing space babe. Oh yeah, spoiler alert, Samus is a girl.
Tomb Raider II – Exploding Lara Croft
The cheat pretty much does as explained above. Once activated, poor Lara Croft will actually explode (usually mid black flip) into a fiery mess off different body parts. That’s about it, there’s nothing more to this cheat than that, which is always a fun tactic to deploy when bored. Of course, you can always run the risk of accidentally activating it during live combat.
007 Goldeneye – DK Mode
While not the most useful cheat in the game, DK Mode no doubt provided some good laughs. In a strange effort to combine the Donkey Kong game with a first person shooter, this cheat makes every character appear with oversized heads and arms (yes, like Donkey Kong). For some reason, it’s much more satisfying to kill your friend with a large head.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron – Hidden Ships
Sure, it was always cool to pilot the X-Wing and blast evildoers from the sky, but sometimes you just wanted more. With this cheat, you could act out your long time dream of being Han Solo and pilot the Millennium Falcon, or even take control of the (at the time) new Naboo Starfighter.
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony – Explosive Fists
Some of you reading this probably didn’t even know this game existed. I know, the title is ridiculous. But, to make things even more ridiculous, why don’t you throw in some explosive fists just for fun. This cheat will give your punches the magical power to blow s*** up. Whether you punch a cop or a car, these fists will provide endless entertainment.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 – Moon Physics
How do you make an already unrealistic skating game even better? By essentially removing gravity to allow for even more outrageous tricks and stunts. If you weren’t happy with the 1080 that you just nailed by simply jumping off the ground, punch in this code. Now, you can complete 20 rotations before you land, or just do 15 back flips during your next halfpipe session.
Banjo Kazooie – Washing Machine
Probably one of the most pointless cheats of all time is this one. You can technically learn this cheat through the simple in game accomplishments, but if you really want to play as a washing machine before then, you can. The cheat does exactly as it suggests, it turns the main character into a washing machine. Sounds like the developers got bored one day.
Duke Nukem 3D – All Weapons
So, aside from kicking ass and chewing bubble gum (because that ever sounded so manly), if you wanted to make even faster work of enemies, this cheat is your go to. Rather than work through the game and finding the weapons, players could use this to literally gain access to every weapon immediately.
Starcraft – Black Sheep Wall
Want to know what enemy is doing at all times without having to probe their base? Just punch in this handy cheat and the magical fog of war will uplift and reveal the entire map to you. This is a handy code for figuring out what the enemy is building so you can properly counter and utterly crush them.
Mortal Kombat – Bloody Combat
Gamers everywhere were greatly disappointed when the take home version of the original Mortal Kombat didn’t have the same blood and gore effects as the arcade version (come on, why else did anyone want this game). However, with a special code, you could enjoy all of the fun and loved effects once more as you bashed your opponent’s head in.
Tons of Games – The Konami Code
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start. Sound familiar? Back in the glory days you’ve probably punched this code without even realizing it. This code is legendary simply due to the number of games that utilize it. It’s so popular in fact, that even more modern games like Assassins Creed have incorporated its use.