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SNES Classic Edition Cheat Codes Revealed

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Cheat codes have been revealed for games such as Mega Man XDonkey Kong Country, and Super Mario World.

As a kid, did you ever perform cheat codes to advance further into the game or have an unfair advantage over the opposition? The SNES Classic, which has 21 games packaged into it, has had some of its cheat codes revealed, and we are here for all of your cheat code pleasures.

Donkey Kong Country

Hailed as one of the best games ever released for the SNES, Donkey Kong Country has also made it onto the SNES Classic. For these codes, highlight the “Erase Data” option on the file select menu and press the following buttons.

Bad Buddy – B, A, Down, B, Up, Down, Down, Y, A
Music Test – Down, A, R, B, Y, Down, A, Y, Select
50 Lives – B, A, R, R, A, L

This additional code should be entered when the intro music is playing.

Bonus Rounds – Down, Y, Down, Down, Y

Mega Man X

The following codes should be entered at the password screen, and they also have the bonus of being the same codes used in the original version of the game.

1422-1412-7756 – Helmet Enhancement, Leg Dash
1447-1838-1271 – Chill Penguin, Flame Mammoth, and Storm Eagle Defeated, All Armor Upgrades, 2 Hearts, 2 Sub-Tanks
1556-6642-7448 – Launch Octopus Defeated
1573-5232-7264 – Flame Mammoth Defeated
1764-1488-7748 – Mini-Level Clear
2137-3188-8121 – All Bosses Defeated Except for Boomer Kuwanger and Sting Chameleon
2147-5277-1281 – Chill Penguin, Flame Mammoth, Spark Mandrill, and Storm Eagle Defeated
2556-2582-7114 – All Bosses Defeated Except for Sting Chameleon
2653-3858-7584 – All Sub-Tanks, Turbo Hearts, and Bosses Defeated
2656-5112-3164 – Armored Armadillo, Chill Penguin, Flame Mammoth, Spark Mandrill, and Storm Eagle Defeated
3475-5668-2581 – All Armor Upgrade, Sub-Tanks, and Turbo Hearts
3733-6838-8744 – Final Level
3676-4667-5148 – All Powerups and Armor Upgrades, Bosses Defeated
3748-8612-5524 – All Sub-Tanks, Turbo Hearts
4423-8832-7824 – All Armor Upgrades, Chill Penguin and Storm Eagle Defeated
4425-7272-3821 – Helmet Enhancement, Leg Dash
4653-4688-7884 – All Bosses Defeated, 2 Sub-Tanks, 2 Turbo Hearts
4664-1718-7748 – Head Capsule
4723-2486-1324 – All Bosses Defeated
4764-5788-3748 – Body Capsule
4764-8768-7748 – Arm Capsule
4768-7258-1871 – Chill Penguin Defeated
5131-7358-4181 – Spark Mandrill Defeated
5147-8437-4536 – Armored Armadillo Defeated
5151-3427-4261 – Boomer Kuwanger Defeated
5286-7136-5124 – Chill Penguin and Storm Eagle Defeated
5337-5377-4171 – Chill Penguin, Flame Mammoth, and Storm Eagle Defeated
5382-8566-2656 – Leg Dash
5385-7136-6321 – First Level Complete
5385-7136-6861 – Sting Chameleon Defeated
5447-4177-4536 – Extra Life Tank
5583-4618-5824 – All Armor Upgrades, Bosses Defeated, 1 Turbo Heart
5724-8418-3588 – All Sub-Tanks
6111-8747-4181 – Boomer Kuwanger, Chill Penguin, Flame Mammoth, and Storm Eagle Defeated, 1 Sub-Tank, 1 Turbo-Heart
6431-5168-8171 – Armored Armadillo, Chill Penguin, Flame Mammoth, Spark Mandrill, and Storm Eagle Defeated, Head Capsule, Slide Ability
6483-7376-5124 – Storm Eagle Defeated
6485-1146-2321 – All Armor Upgrades
6624-5468-8588 – All Sub-Tanks, Armor Upgrades
7374-2268-6281 – Top Row of Levels Completed
7431-3842-8523 – Everything Unlocked
8141-2136-4426 – All Levels Completed, Weapons, Sub-Tanks, and Turbo Hearts
8437-2788-8161 – All Bosses Defeated Except for Sting Chameleon, 6 Heart Tanks, 3 Armor Upgrades, 3 Sub-Tanks
8441-2176-4423 – All Sub-Tanks, Turbo Hearts, Upgrades, and Bosses Defeated
8441-2336-2421 – Everything Unlocked Except for Leg Capsule
8447-4666-6156 – All Abilities, Sub-Tanks, Turbo Hearts, Bosses Defeated, and Zero’s Buster

Street Fighter II Turbo

Street Fighter II is one of the most popular games of all time, and there are multiple versions of the game, one of them being Street Fighter II Turbo. The first code can be entered after the Capcom logo disappears on the 2P controller.

Mega Turbo – Down, R, Up, L, Y, B

This code requires you to use the 1P controller after the Nintendo logo disappears.

No Special Moves – Down, R, Up, L, Y, B

This code requires you to be at the stage select menu. After using the code for the first time, hit Y and B together to toggle the skills. The 2P controller needs to be used.

Special Skills – Down, R, Up, L, Y, B

Super Castlevania 4

These codes are all entered at the password screen, which resembles a grid. Players should not enter a name or it will deactivate the code.

Hard Mode – Heart, Axe, Blank, Holy Water (Row 1), Axe, Blank, Blank, Heart (Row 2), Blank, Axe, Blank, Blank (Row 3), Blank, Heart, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 2 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 1), Firebombs, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 3), Firebombs, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 3 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Axe (Row 1), Firebombs, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 3), Heart, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 4 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Firebombs (Row 1), Firebombs, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Firebombs, Blank, Axe (Row 3), Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 5 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 1), Firebombs, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Blank, Blank, Axe (Row 3), Firebombs, Axe, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 6 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 1), Firebombs, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Firebombs, Blank, Axe (Row 3), Firebombs, Axe, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 7 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Firebombs (Row 1), Firebombs, Heart, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Heart, Blank, Firebombs (Row 3), Blank, Axe, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 8 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 1), Firebombs, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Firebombs, Blank, Firebombs (Row 3), Firebombs, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level 9 – Blank, Blank, Blank, Axe (Row 1), Firebombs, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Firebombs, Blank, Firebombs (Row 3), Heart, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level A – Blank, Blank, Blank, Heart (Row 1), Firebombs, Heart, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Heart, Blank, Heart (Row 3), Axe, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level B – Blank, Blank, Blank, Axe (Row 1), Firebombs, Blank, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Blank, Blank, Heart (Row 3), Axe, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 4)
Level B Dracula – Blank, Blank, Blank, Firebombs (Row 1), Firebombs, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 2), Blank, Firebombs, Blank, Blank (Row 3), Blank, Heart, Axe, Blank (Row 4)

Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

Arguably one of the hardest games ever released for the SNES, the frustration of Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts may actually require one to use cheat codes to see the rest of the game. However, the code is a simple level select that requires one to use both controllers. Make sure Exit is selected with the 1P controller, then hold L and Start on the 2P controller. Then, press Start on the 1P controller to choose any level in the game.

Super Mario Kart

For all the fun of Super Mario Kart, there are only two cheat codes. The first one is a mere character shrink code. Highlight any character you want to use, then hold down Y and press A to shrink the character. Do it again to restore the character to normal size.

For the second cheat code, you need to be in the 2-player race screen or the Time Trial screen. The Mushroom Cup must be highlighted.

Special Cup – L, R, L, R, L, L, R, R, A

Super Mario World

This code doesn’t really give the players an advantage during the game and requires you to defeat Bowser and rescue Princess Peach. During the cutscene where she is being freed, press L, R, X, Y and Up together to get an alternate ending sequence.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

Once again, the code doesn’t really help players progress through the game. At the level select screen, hold down Select and press X, X, Y, B, and A.

Super Punch-Out!!

These codes don’t help the player progress through the game either. The first code lets you use Japanese characters for your name. Highlight “New Game” and press X and A together.

The second code lets you access the sound test. Wait for the Nintendo logo to appear and then hold L and R together on the 2P controller.

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Jose "AWPerative" Alvarez

A lifelong gamer and avid soccer and basketball fan, Jose is a staff writer for DVS Gaming.

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