Total Nerd People Tell Their Stories Of The Best Video Game Cheats  

Ryan Carlquist
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List Rules Vote on which video game cheats you'd love to try.

As long as games have been around, there have been those seeking to cheat their way to the top. Looking to downright exploit the game, acquire advanced items, or to just have a bit of fun, these Redditors are mostly concerned with the latter part of that list, and they took the time to share their surprising video game cheats with the world. These conniving devils share some of the very best video game cheats ever concocted, and some of them are laugh-out-of-your-chair hysterical. And hidden among the crazier and more relentless hacks are some truly helpful video game cheats that will aid you in actually conquering that final boss who's been giving you trouble.

These first-hand experiences recount everything from exploding tanks falling from the sky to becoming the Incredible Hulk for a short period of time, and they'll all make you want to run out and purchase these games for yourself. Leave it to the gaming community to figure out ways to make even the most mundane games extraordinary after adding a little bit of outside flair.  

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Grand Theft Auto Meets Fallout

From Redditor /u/GRIMMnM

"Not one cheat code, but a series of them in GTA San Andreas. Basically if you put the cheats for chaos mode, abandoned cities, and pedestrians attack you, you got yourself a nice post-apocalyptic, survival game. Set yourself a checkpoint (say the airport from one city to the next) and try to survive."

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Becoming The Real "Super" Mario

From Redditor /u/razbrerry

"In the original Super Mario Bros. (NES), if you played chicken with Bowser and jumped on both the axe and his head at the same time, you'd "shrink", but stay big, and your states would stay reversed until you died. This meant you could get a fire flower, and get all the perks of being small (fit through one-block gaps) with the perks of being big (breaking blocks, throwing fireballs). It was before the internet, and the Nintendo Power tip line didn't care. I felt like the only one in the world who knew this secret."

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Using Your Face To Enter Cheat Codes

From Redditor /u/Yarfunkle

"Shadows of the Empire on N64 had some next-level cheats. _Wampa_Stompa - Use that as your save file name then enter a code to change to an AT-ST, a Wampa, or a Stormtrooper. Debug mode, where you had to hold a lot of buttons and use your chin to move the analog stick halfway to the left, then the right.

You'd hear a tone upon successfully entering the code. Debug mode had a lot of options like changing gravity, god mode, jump distance, etc."

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Cheat

From Redditor /u/THCabbie

"Gallaga. On the very first screen when the ships swarm in... let them. Then, note the bottom-left-hand blue one. Kill all the other ships but leave the blue one alone. Then wait for about 15-20 minutes, during which time that blue ship will fly through the screen and drop one, two, or no bombs.

It will then go past three times in a row without dropping a bomb. You must kill the little blue ship on the third pass through (without dropping a bomb) and no ship will ever drop anything again for the rest of the game, no matter how many levels you make it through."

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