Mostly Unpublished Super Famicom/Nintendo Cheats ;)

red    marked cheats are unique, not listed on any site (tell me if not).
brown marked cheats from various other sources like etc, checked and fixed if necessary.
gray   marked disabled or missed cheats buried inside game ROM.

  Action Pachio
  Akazukin Chacha
  Clay Fighter
  Fatal Fury 2
  Gradius III
  Lawnmower Man, The (Europe, USA), Virtual Wars (Japan)
  Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Europe, USA), Pitfall: Maya no Daibouken (Japan)
  Top Gear (Europe, USA), Top Racer (Japan)

Cheats summary:
generic cheats-11
unique cheats-5
buried secrets-6
fixed generic cheats-2
unverified games-1972
games with secrets-11
games with no secrets found-0
overall progress-~1% done

Action Pachio

(GEN) Title screen cheats (added 08.12.20):
Input one of the following button sequences at the main Title menu, then press Start.
Up, Down, L, R, Right, Left, A, A-Round Select
Right, Left, L, R, Up, Down, B, B-Invincibility and Infinite Time.
Right, Left, L, R, Up, Down, X, Y-Both previous cheats at the ssame time.
X, B, Y, A, Up, Down, Left, Right-View Ending

Akazukin Chacha

(BUR) Hidden text (added 06.12.20):
There are some copyright text at the beginning of the ROM:
TOMY Corp.
1995/02/24 -
11 58
Game Design

Ishel Artvision

Clay Fighter

(GEN) VS mode controllers setup (added 02.02.2020):
Enter the "VS MODE" game, at the Stage select screen hold Select then press Start. The controller setup menu appears instead of starting of a fight. This menu works the same as controls setup in "OPTIONS" menu.

(BUR) Game genie (added 02.02.2020):
FADE‑05C6+D8DB‑A01C+DADC‑A046-Re-enables additional Music/SFX settings disabled from the "OPTIONS" menu. The game manual mentions the Mono/Stereo sound selection. It seems they replaced it with a new options later but never used both in the final game.
C636‑0018+1436‑00C8+14D4‑013E+32D4‑054E-Re-enables an unfinished "BONUS" game mode, where two fighters located at the flying stage with rotating background. However, there are no correct graphics left for this mode. To see it, enter the "VS MODE" and press Select.

(BUR) Hidden text (added 02.02.2020):
There are two unused copyright and version strings can be found inside the ROM at $00196E:
SMSG 3.06w Jason Andersen/John Schappert 8/15/1993
and at $007FF1
Jason Andersen



(GEN) Ending easter (added 04.02.2020):
Complete the game, at the ending sequence, where "THRASH METAL!!" screen appears, there will be some grave stone displayed with the Guitar on top of it. Depending on how much players left alive at the end of the game, there may be three more guitars (up to four) be displayed. Additionally, depending on a random number generator, there may be "PUNK HEAD" sprite appears at the left side of the screen.

(UNI) Secret words (added 04.02.2020):
Start a new game an choose to create the party manually, input the first party member name as "DRAKKHEN". Now, when the ending credits are reached, the "THRASH METAL!!" screen will always display SIX guitars.

(BUR) Debug leftovers (added 04.02.2020):
During the game, set the RAM address $7E9978 to any non-zero value to display some debug info in the screen at the top-left corner. Additionally, set $7E997A RAM address to a non-zero address to instantly display the ending easter egg sprites depending on a current game setup. There were a set of cheat sequences to enable all of this, but in the final version all of them were disabled.

Fatal Fury 2

(UNI) Extra controller configuration (added 25.12.20):
In any game mode and any battle, after selecting the game stage, before the batle begins hold Select on any controller to jump to a Controllers configuration screen instead. So you don't have to setup the controllers once for the whole game but adjust some controls during the game.

(GEN) Unlockable characters (added 25.12.20):
At TAKARA logo, press B, A, X, Y, Up, Left, Down, Right, L, R. A sound will confirm correct code input. At the player select screen two more hidden characters will be available from now.

Gradius III

(GEN) Soft-reset (added 24.10.2020):
Any time during the game, hold L + R + Start then press Select.

(GEN) Arcade mode (added 24.10.2020):
At the options screen, put cursor to a Game level option, then press A as fast as possible until the game mode changes to "ARCADE". Note, if you not fast enough, the cheat won't trigger.

(FIX) Extra credits (added 24.10.2020):
At the title screen, press X 10 times to increase the amount of Credits by 1. Continue to press X as fast as you can to obtain up to 9 Credits before the demo sequence start otherwise the results will be lost.

(GEN) Extra 30 lives (added 24.10.2020):
At the title screen, hold Left, press A, A, A. Start a new game before the demo sequence to obtain an extra lives. Note, when this cheat is enabled, the Extra credits cheat will be disabled and a Credits amount reset to default value 4.

(GEN) Full power-up (added 24.10.2020):
Pause the game, press Up, Up, Down, Down, L, R, L, R, B, A, then unpause. You may use this code only once per game. Also, there are some areas of the game where this cheat is not accessible. Note, this is similar to an infamous Konami Code but with D-Pad buttons replaced with Shoulder buttons.

(GEN) Suicide (added 24.10.2020):
Pause the game, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, then unpause. Note, this code does a full power-up but as well, but kills the ship at the same time.

(GEN) Random weapon select (added 24.10.2020):
At the Weapon type select mode, press Right to enter Edit weapon mode, then input X, Y, X, Y, X, Y.

Lawnmower Man, The (Europe, USA), Virtual Wars (Japan)

(FIX) Ingame cheats (added 31.01.2020):
During the game, press Start to pause, then enter B, R, A, Select, Select, Y, A, B, Y, A, B. Press Start to unpause and actvate cheat mode. From now, any time during the game, press Start to pause it and enter one of the following codes. Press Start again to unpause and activate selected code. Note, due to specific of input method, Left and Right may be input as L and R respectively.
Code|Effect|Level type|Notes
Right, A, Select, Y|Infinite lives|Suburbs|Source:
A, Left, Left|Stage select|Any|Source:
Up, Right, A, B, Up, Left, Left|HP refill|VR|
Select, A, Y, Up, Select, A|No-clip mode|VR|
A, B, B, A|Instant boss VR level warp|Suburbs|
A|Level skip|VR|

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Europe, USA), Pitfall: Maya no Daibouken (Japan)

(GEN) Title screen cheats (added 20.02.20):
At the title screen, enter one of the cheat sequences to get a corresponding effect.
Select, A, A, A, A, A, A, Select, Start-Original Atari 2600 Pitfall game.
A, X, A, Y, A, X, Select, Select, Start-Start from Stage 6. Note, due to specific of code check method, the first A not neccessary to be input. Its code is "00" inside the game, so either you input it or not, the code will work.
Y, Select, Y, Y, Y, Select, Select, Y, Start-Credits roll.
X, Select, A, Select, Y, A, X, Select-Debug mode. Use L/R at the title screen to select a level. During the game, hold Select to free movement. Press Start, Select to exit back to the level select menu. Hold Select and press B to get 99 ammo for all weapons.

(BUR) Password option (added 20.02.20):
At the "OPTIONS" menu, change the RAM address value at $7E:$027E to $06. Use buttons B, X, Y to input the code. The only tested code here is "BXYXYYBX". However, due to wrong condition test opcode, this is the only code that won't be accepted. All other codes are treated as valid instead. The effect of this code is the same as the Debug mode code mentioned above.


(UNI) Cheat mode (added 29.01.21):
Start a new game, press Select to enter the info screen. Enter Up, Down, Left, Right, X, Y, A, B, Start, Start, X, Y, A, B. Now, during the game press Start to pause it and press one of the following buttins to have a corresponding effect.
Select-Enter the Debug Warp Stage. There are two big rooms. Entrance to the second one at the top-right corner of the first one. The first one filled with doors leading to various game checkpoints. The second one consist of the doorsto the all ingame subrooms.
Right-Unpause with shake effect (not sure for what).
B-Toggle Invincibility (complete disable collision test).
A-Free Movement mode (be carefult, some edges of the sage may cause instant death).
X-Best Ending
Y-Good Ending

Top Gear (Europe, USA), Top Racer (Japan)

(UNI) Hidden credits (added 20.10.20):
At the Title menu, set "2 PLAYERS" mode then press A on it to enter the players setup. Input word " DISPLAY" as 1st player's name, and word " CREDITS" as 2nd player's name. Note, the first character in both names is SPACE (use "->" to input it). After the second name is input the hidden credits screen immediately appears.


(UNI) Move instant skip (added 08.02.20):
The regular way you may skip the move is to access the special menu item "SKIP GO". However, there is an simple shortcut exist. During the game, when your turn, press quickly Left, Left, Right, Right or Right, Right, Left, Left depending on what side your player is currently facing.

(BUR) Game genie (added 08.02.20):
DDEE‑07AF+BAED‑6D0F-Shows the unused disabled Level select screen. Due to calling method, you couldn't actually play selected level. There is no proper call point in the code. Just reset the console to see it.
DDEE‑07AF+2FED‑6D0F+28ED‑6D6F+C6ED‑6DAF-Shows planned but for some reason unused Secret credits screen. This planned to be available at the credits screen when using a special cheat Up, Down, Left, Right. But all coding for this is unreferenced. Just reset the console to see it.


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