POKE n,m - Yepee !

There are plenty of POKE addresses, with more or less efficiency. However, many games have built-in cheat features. Seems to me these are missing from the www Spectrum scene.

Here is a list of cheats I collected over the years.

Note: some of the cheats requires simultaneous key press and may not work on (some) emulators.


Army Moves

The access code for part 2 is 27351.

Arkanoid 1

Play until the score allows you to enter a high score. Enter your name as PBRAIN. The message “space to cheat” will appear. If pressed, the game continues from the point it was interrupted instead of starting from the beginning.

Arkanoid 2

Play until the score allows you to enter a high score. Enter your name as MAAAAH. The message “space to cheat” will appear. If pressed, the game continues from the point it was interrupted instead of starting from the beginning.

Batman 3 (The Movie)

During the game, press MICK simultaneously to advance to the next level.

Chase HQ

Redefine the keys as SHOCKED[ENTER]. The game test menu will appear. Follow the indications provided there.

Chronos

Play until the score allows you to enter a high score. Enter your name as JING IT BABY. On the main menu, a new entry will reveal, the Megalaser (position 7). You can turn it on or off.

Cybernoid 1

  • There are two versions of Cybernoid 1. For both of them you must redefine the keys:
    • demo version: redefine the keys as KG88; the demo version can be identified as it only has two levels (after which the game loops); you start a new game with 5 lives, each new life with 20 bombs, 20 mines, 3 shields, 5 bounces and 6 seekers; when finishing a level, the congratulation or failure message is shown on relatively full screen; you can download the demo version from my tape files section
    • full fersion: redefine the keys as YXES; the full version can be identified as it has more than two levels (but I have no idea how many; I have never played more than middle of level 3 :); you start a new game with 4 lives, each new life with 20 bombs, 20 mines, 1 shield, 5 bounces and 5 seekers; when finishing a level, the ship lands and the congratulation or failure message is shown on the bottom part of the screen

For both versions this toggles the infinite lives status.

Cybernoid 2

Redefine the keys as ORGY. This toggles the infinite lives status.

Darius

During the game, type SENFTENBERG. The border will flash shortly. Press C to advance to the next level.

Dizzy 1

During the game, enter the “pause” mode. Type NOOTRAC4571. You can browse through the game map.

Dizzy 2 (Treasure Island)

On main menu, press AOP[ENTER] simultaneously ([ENTER] or fire). During the game, press C. You can browse through the game map.

Dizzy 3 (Fantasy World)

On main menu, press ADFPW[ENTER] simultaneously ([ENTER] or fire). During the game, press C. You can browse through the game map.

Dizzy 5 (Spellbound)

On main menu, type IWANTANOMLETTE. The border will flash. During the game, press C. You can browse through the game map.

Dizzy 6 (Prince of the Yolkfolk)

On main menu type IAMSTUARTSIDLEY. During the game, press C. You can browse through the game map.

Dizzy 7 (Crystal Kingdom)

On the options menu, press TURBO simultaneously. You will have infinite lives.

Egghead 1

On main menu, type CHIC COMPUTER CLUB. The game test menu will appear. Follow the indications provided there.

Exolon

Redefine the keys as ZORBA. This toggles the infinite lives status.

F.I.R.E.

Redefine the keys as ROBxxx (x = don’t care). The border will flash. This toggles the invulnerability status.

Game Over 1

The access code for part 2 is 18024.

Game Over 2 (the english version of Phantis)

The access code for part 2 is 18757.

Gauntlet 3

On intro menu, type HELEN JOHNSON. After each key press, you must wait for the pixels to calm down. The message “cheat mode on” will appear. During the game, enter the “pause” mode. Press [SYMSHIFT] to bring up the cheat menu.

Hysteria

Redefine the keys CHEATS. The border will go blue. You will have infinite energy.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

  • On main menu, press DOT simultaneously. During the game, press:
    • [CAPS]+1 to go to start of current level
    • [CAPS]+2 to go to the next starting point from the current level
    • [CAPS]+3 to advance to the next level

Little Puff in Dragon’s Land

During the game, press DRAGON simultaneously. The game freezes. Press 1+[CURSOR_KEYS] to browse through the game map.

Logo

  • The access codes are:
    • CODE to go directly to level 5
    • GAME to go directly to level 10
    • DISK to go directly to level 15

Magic Fields

During the game, enter the “pause” mode. Press IELO simultaneously. You will have infinite time.
There are also other valid combinations with the same result, based on key groups QWERT - YUIOP - HJKL[ENTER].

Midnight Resistance

(coming later, it’s a bit complicated :)

Narc

Redefine the keys as GRUTS. The message “hello cheeky” will appear. You will have infinite lives.

Navy Moves

The access code for part 2 is 63723.

Nebulus

During the game, press NEB[CAPS] simultaneously. Then, press [CAPS]+n where n is the key 1 to 8. You will be taken to level n.

New Zealand Story

On main menu, type FLUFFY. The message “cheat” will appear. You will have infinite lives. During the game, press [ENTER] to advance to the next level.

Night Breed

The access codes are:

Level 2 symbolto go directly to level 2

Level 3 symbolto go directly to level 3

Level 4 symbolto go directly to level 4

Level 5 symbolto go directly to level 5

Level 1 with cheat symbolstart game from level 1, with infinite energy

Ninja Massacre

  • The access codes are:
    • SNOW to go directly to level 05
    • EASY to go directly to level 10
    • RACK to go directly to level 15
    • BLUE to go directly to level 20
    • STAG to go directly to level 25
    • HULL to go directly to level 01 (?)
    • BEAR to go directly to level 01 (?)
    • BARD to go directly to level 01 (?)

Operation Wolf

When the game starts and when “Communications Setup” message appears on screen, press GIVEUP simultaneously. The border will flash. During the game, press T to advance to the next level.

Phantis

The access code for part 2 is 18757.

Potsworth

On main menu, press DAVE simultaneously. The upper border will flash. You will have infinite energy.

Puzznic

During the game, press the key assigned for “retry”. When the “retry” menu comes up, type HELPME. You will have infinite retries.
If/when redefining keys, you must not use the letters E, H, L, M, P.

Quick Draw Mc Graw

On main menu, press SETUIOP simultaneously. A noise will be generated. You will have invulnerability.

Robocop 2

Redefine the keys as MSYULE. The message “cheat active” will appear. During the game, press GTI simultaneously to advance to the next level.

Renegade 3

On main menu, press QT simultaneously. The border will flash. During the game, press QT simultaneously to advance to the next level.

Scooby and Scrappy Doo

On main menu, press HELP simultaneously. You will have infinite lives.

Shinobi

Redefine the keys as GRUTS. You will have infinite lives.

St Dragon

  • On main menu press X. The access codes are:
    • BATWINGS to go directly to level 1
    • PRANGLES to go directly to level 2
    • BINGBONG to go directly to level 3
    • OVENDOOR to go directly to level 4
    • WETWATER to go directly to level 5
    • BLIBBLOB for infinite lives
    • SLOBBERS for total immunity
    • NESTEGGS for a nasty +3 Spectrum disk copy program; you cannot return to game anymore

Stormlord 1

On main menu, type BRINGONTHEGIRLS. The flashing menu will freeze. On 128K version, a short music will be heared. Press one of the keys 1, 2, 3 or 4. You will be taken to that level respectively. You will also have infinite lives.

Stormlord 2

On main menu, type MULTIPLE. The border will flash. On 128K version, a short music will be heard. You will have infinite lives.

  • The access codes are:
    • RJOAAEEB for level 2
    • RJOAAEVB for level 3

Note: the cheat and the level codes have been posted on comp.sys.sinclair by David Batty.

Switch Blade

Play until the score allows you to enter a high score. Enter your name as SLOPPY. Press fire while keep pressing one of the keys 1, 2, 3, or 4. You will be taken to that level respectively.

The Untouchables

Play until the score allows you to enter a high score. Enter your name as HUMPHREY BOGART. During the game, press QWE simultaneously to advance to the next level.

The Vindicator

  • The access codes are:
    • VALSALVA MANOEUVRE for part 2
    • EUSTACHIAN TUBES for part 3

Thunder Blade

When on main menu, select Sinclair Joystick. When the secondary menu appears (“A Joystick Speed Control”, “B Keyboard Speed Control”), press GO simultaneously; the border will flash and the game freezes for about 1 second. Continue normally by selecting either of the two options (you then have to reselect the Keyboard if needed). During the game, press [ENTER] to advance to the next level.

Wild West Seymour

  • The access codes are:
    • 21D135008 for level 2
    • 10C700068 for level 3
    • 238A35008 for level 4

Xenon (© Melbourne House)

During the game, enter the “pause” mode. Press TINY simultaneously. The message “greetings from the mad axeman” and “you now have an invincible ship” will appear. As you may guess, you will have an invincible ship...

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