Video games have always included cheat codes . A tiny handful of letters, numbers, and symbols let players experience their favourite games in ways that the developer may not have intended. Infinite lives. All weapons. Spawning a tank in the middle of a busy intersection. It's a great way to get some additional joy out of a game you've thoroughly crushed, or perhaps get past a level that's giving you a really hard time. So then, why would developers put a cheat code in a game and then slap the player's hand for trying to use it? Because they're evil, that's why. I'm James from GamesRadar and here are 7 hilarious way games have punished charters.
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I have the first two mentioned....Nintendo classics in which me and my twin are the only ones in our age group that have heard of them...not playing them would ruin my childhood, since those were like my favorite games as a young kid.
Trying sv_cheats 1 in The Stanley Parable will put Stanley in the serious room where the narrator tells Stanley how important it is not to cheat, then leaves him in there for a very long time. If the player tries to enable cheats again, the narrator will leave Stanley in there forever
cheating is originally for developers and testers to make their job a little bit easier. (like they want to see a glitch in level 4, but there is no save file yet, or wants to see a certain weapon in action ect.)
To be fair, when using game shark or game genie, you are using 3rd party software, so unanticipated side effects are more likely. That isn't really the same as the devs putting those malfunctions in as a punishment for cheating, its just a side effect of using a 3rd party product to play a game in unintended ways.
Where is Earthbound? When you pirate the game and before fighting Giygas, Pokey (The bad guy of the game) says "and you, you will be just another meal to him!" Then the game freezes and you see giygas' normal form. So you are obligated to reset and you'll start from the beginning
In Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen, Mew is programmed not to obey, even if you beat the champion.
But in Pokemon Sweet, which is a rom hack of FR/LG, you are supposed to catch Mew. But Mew doesn't obey you due to Mew being programmed not to.
NFS 4 High Stakes when you enter cheat codes as a player name, for example, I entered "HOTROD" as a password to unlock Titan. If I did so, you succeed for activated cheat but save game has been disabled. You won't able to save your game unless you reset PS1 or reload saved game 😇
I wouldn't think this one is brilliant. But Runescape has a system where you get put on trial, and get to defend yourself before you get banned. "Despite not being able to do so", and other players get to watch and throw tomato's and such.
What about Heretic games?
If you would try to put in IDDQD code you will die with words "Trying to cheat, eh? Now you die!" or if you will try to put in IDKFA code all your stuff disappears with words "Cheater - you don't deserve weapons!"
It was a joke by devs, but it's worth of mentioning!
Warcraft 2 and its expansion has a rating system as you play through the storyline that gives you a better rank depending on your score and progress. If you use a SINGLE cheat code during this, the game will ever-on after that level unless you restart it rank you as Cheater.
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Not a consol or pc game, but Pokemon Saphire was programmed to tell when you were using a gameshark device (a device programed to put input cheatcodes into gameboy color and gameboy advance games) so when you would input the master code for saphire, the colors in the game screen would glitch out and you would be stuck with the game like this unless you restarted the game without saving and without the gameshark. The miscoloring was used as nintendo discovered the exact sequence color effect you would see would cause migraines, thus causing you to shut off the game.
paper mario: the thousand year door
there is a lottery game that uses the gamecube time to let you play it once a day. this can be cheated by simply adding a day to the gamecube and the game will think a day has passed and you can try the lottery again. However, if you perform this cheat and decrease the day by any amount, the game will know you cheated and you will be forced to pay i think it was 600-800 coins which is quite a bit and will not let you play the lottery until you pay it.
Heretic was the second game made using the original Doom engine. Doom has some well known codes, most notably idqd a godmode code (invincible and kill everything in one shot) and idkfa, an all-weapons code. Try entering either of those codes in Heretic though, and you're in for a rough awakening. Entering idkfa will announce "Cheaters don't deserve weapons" and strip you of all weapons you have except the starting warlock gloves. Enter idqd and you are told "Cheater! Now you die!" and are instantly killed.
Animal Crossing (pick one.) Sort of a Sims-style game, it places you in the role of a villager (or mayor, in the 3DS version) in a randomly generated village of your own. You can play the game how you want (there's no real ending), but the general goal of the game is to make your village the best it can be. That means keeping the place weeded and from being too overgrown, keep your favorite neighbors happy, not to mention you need to pay off Tom Nook for the house you "bought" from him as well as any remodeling you requested. Pretty much a very casual game. Only thing is that the game takes place in REAL TIME! Whatever day and time it is in the real world (unless you chose a different starting point on the versions that let you) that's what it is in the game. That means that if you want something from Tom Nook's that's only available today, and his shop closes at 7PM, then you have to actually access your game before 7.
While a number of players may actually like this style of gameplay, others might find it TOO casual. Maybe you're a nightowl and don't feel like waiting until Tom Nook opens his shop. Maybe you don't feel like checking in every day to see about getting the best returns onthe turnips you bought (this game's version of the stock market. Perhaps you don't feel like waiting until December for the Christmas event. If this sounds like you, advancing the in-game clock and/or your system clock might sound like an ideal solution and for the most part it works. Only catch? You need to be careful about turning the hands of the clock after doing so. If you ever reset the clock to the "right" time and then access your game even one minute prior to the last "time" you had played it, then you're in for a nasty shock: your town is full of weeds and overgrown, your house is full of cockroaches, your turnips (which last less than a week) have spoiled, and many neighborswho you befriended have moved away after being "neglected". Basically all of your hard work, all the timeyou spent cheating, down the tubes.
In Heretic if you use the "every weapon" code from DooM, the game takes away all your weapons except the default melee weapon. Similarly in the same game, using the immortality cheat from DooM results in death.
could add space quest 6 on this if i found a file that you weren't supposed to there is a witty dialogue about knowing this file existance but not having the clues to get it then they take away your score.
The Sims 2 on the DS was able to detect if you changed the time on the DS settings as to alter the dates, and you would end up being woken up after being abducted by aliens and everyone acts weird for a while. You would need to remove the game, then change the date, then put it back in if you wanted to avoid it happening.
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