Sega Smash Pack: Volume 1

(Last updated June 7, 2001)

  • Hidden artwork and audio

    Place the game disc in a PC compatible CD-ROM drive to find Sega Swirl images and audio files of the title music.

    Altered Beast

    Strategy Guide

  • Continue game

    After losing a life, hold X and tap Start until restarting at the last game location played.

  • Options menu

    At the title screen, hold A and press Start to display an options menu.

  • Level select

    Enable the "Options menu" code. Select a level from the options menu and hold X + Start at the title screen to begin a game at that location.

  • Beast select

    At the title screen, hold X + A + B + Down/Left and press Start. A menu that allows selection of the beast for each round will appear. Use the D-pad to change beasts and Start to exit the menu.

  • Sound test

    At the title screen, hold X + B + Up/Right and press Start.

  • Interactive credits

    The credits will appear after Athena is rescued. Punch or Kick the credits to force them to scroll downward.

  • Two-player mode

    Press Start on controller two to begin game play.

  • Higher jumps

    While jumping, hold Up.

  • Defeating the second Boss

    When Nelf turns into the big eye, get close to the middle of the eye when he is still in smoke form. Then use the electricity attack and he will die instantly. Note: You may still get hit while attacking. This trick is easier with a controller with a turbo feature.

  • Defeating the final Boss

    When you get to the Boss, duck and shoot your fireball. This works quickly and is effective. This is easy, because he uses his arms more than his legs -- he will only kick with about one in every ten punches. Note: You will still get hit -- jump back and forth if needed.


  • Second magic jewel

    Create one row of normal jewels stacked almost to the top of the playfield. Allow a vertical space for only two of the three jewels in the next block to fit. Watch the preview window for the next magic jewel block. When it appears, quickly move it to the top of the prepared stack. The magic jewel will eliminate the "touching" color jewels, and all of the remaining jewels will drop down, as will the single magic jewel that was off the playfield. This single magic jewel will drop down and eliminate another group of colored jewels.

  • 10,000 bonus points

    Create one vertical column that is empty all the way to the bottom of the playfield. Watch the preview window for the next magic jewel block. Position it in a way so it falls down this column to the bottom.

  • Create magic jewel

    Begin a game in easy arcade mode. Fill the two columns on the far left or far right as high as possible with jewels to create a magic jewel.

    Golden Axe

    Strategy Guide

  • Level select

    Select arcade mode, then hold Down/Left + A and press Start at the character selection screen. A number that corresponds to the starting level will appear in the upper left corner of the screen. Use the D-pad to change this value.

  • Nine continues

    Select arcade mode, then hold Down/Left + X + B. Release the buttons and press Start.

  • Two player mode

    Press Start on controller two in arcade, beginner, or duel mode.

    Phantasy Star 2

    Strategy Guide

  • Slow-motion mode

    Pause the game while in the countryside by holding Start + A. Keep A pressed to move in slow-motion.

  • No opponents in dungeons

    Continuously press B to display the control menu and press A to close it while holding the D-pad in any direction.

    Revenge Of Shinobi

  • Infinite shurikens

    Select the "Shurikens" choice on the options screen and set it to 00. After approximately ten seconds this value will change to an infinity symbol.

  • End bonus

    Complete any level with a number of shurikens equal to 11 times the number of remaining lives to add 30,000 bonus points to your score.

    Sega Swirl

    Strategy Guide

  • Higher score

    Execute a big move, then pause the game during the animation and choose to restart. The move you just did will register on your new game.

    Shining Force

    Strategy Guide

  • Dialogue test

    Hold A when the girl begins to say "Good Luck" to view any section of the game's dialogue.

    Sonic The Hedgehog

    Strategy Guide

  • Level select

    At the title screen, press Up, Down, Left, Right. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a chime. Hold X + Start to begin a game.

  • All Chaos Emeralds

    Enable the "Level select" code, then choose the "Bonus level" option on the level selection screen. Obtain the Chaos Emerald, reset the game, and repeat the process until all of them are in your possession. Allow the game to continue after obtaining the last Chaos Emerald to start in the Green Hill Zone.

  • Debug mode

    At the title screen, press Up, A, Down, A, Left, A, Right, A, Start, then hold X. Continue to hold X until the game begins. Screen coordinates will appear instead of a score and the number of objects displayed will appear instead of the time remaining. Use one of the following controller actions to enable the corresponding debug code:

      Object transformation

      Press A during the game to change Sonic into a game object. Press X to change into a new object. Press B to place an object on the screen. Press A again to revert back to Sonic. Note: The type of object that may be selectable will vary from level to level.


      Sonic is, by default, invincible in debug mode.


      Pause the game and hold A.


      Pause the game and press X.

      Frame advance

      Pause the game and press B.

  • Control ending sequence

    Enable the "Debug mode" code. Press A when Sonic is running with the animals at the end, then turn back into Sonic. You can now control yourself.

  • Crazy Sonic

    Hold X + A + B during demonstration mode to force Sonic to run into objects and act strangely. Note: This may also be done during the ending sequence after completing the Final Zone.

  • Infinite lives

    Collect the extra life at the very bottom of Green Hill Zone - Act 3. Accumulate 100 rings to obtain another extra life. Collect a third extra life located at the top of the loop-the-loop. Intentionally lose a life and repeat the process.

  • Bonus points

    Complete Green Hill Zone 1-1 or 1-2 in 29 seconds or less to receive 50,000 bonus points.

    Streets Of Rage 2

    Strategy Guide

  • Cheat mode

    At the main menu, highlight the "Options" selection. Hold X + A on controller two, then hold B on controller one. Keep all buttons held until additional options that allow level selection, new difficulty levels (Mania and Very Easy), and increasing number of lives up to nine appear.

  • Two players as same character

    At the title screen, hold Down/Right + A on controller one and Left + X on controller two. Press B on controller two while all buttons are held. Select two player mode and choose the same character. Note: Both characters will appear identical.

  • Reveal cheat menu code

    Successfully complete the game on the hardest difficulty setting. The game will reveal the cheat code during the last picture of the ending credits.

  • Kill one Boss only (stage 6)

    In stage 6, with the 2 bosses, defeat Souther (the Boss with claws) and Stealth (the other Boss) will die as well.

  • Bonus life locations

      At the very start of stage 1, move to the bottom left of the screen and press A.

      In the first scene of stage 1, if a player defeats Altet (the second opponent that appears from a manhole), he/she will get extra points and may earn an extra life.

      In stage 2, after leaving the supply truck, go back in, move to the top, and press A.

      In the alien house, stage 3, defeat Dehelits then search in the bushes at the bottom of the screen for an extra life.


  • Debug mode

    At the options screen, press X, A(2), X, Down, X, A(2), X to display a debug menu, including level select.

  • Full health

    Pause the game and press X, A, Right, X, B, X, Down, X, A, Right, X.

  • Collision detection dots visible

    Pause the game and press X, A, X, B, X, A. Four dots will appear around Vectorman. If any projectile or enemy touches or passes through the area that these dots surround, Vectorman will be hit and usually take damage. There is also a fifth dot that represents Vectorman's boot blast. When you use the boot blast, the dot will move downward. If it touches an enemy, the enemy will be hit by the boot blast and take damage.

  • Slow-motion

    Pause the game and press Down, Right, X, B, Up, Left, X. The game will slow down when Vectorman is hit. Repeat the code to revert back to normal speed.

  • Free movement

    Pause the game and press B, X, Left(2), X, B, X, A. Vectorman will transform into a cursor that can be moved to any location in the level. Opponents, except for Bosses, are eliminated if they are touched by the cursor. Repeat the code to revert back to normal mode. Note: Enable this code when Vectorman is a bomb for invisibility and invincibility for the remainder of the level.

  • View map coordinates

    Pause the game and press A, X, Left(2), or A, X, Left, Down.

  • Level warp

    Move Vectorman below the Sega logo screen and shoot it 24 times. Jump and hit the logo with Vectorman's head 12 times. The phrase "Get Ready" will appear, then each letter in "Sega" will begin to fall. Collect 90 to 109 letters to warp to level 5. Catch 110 or more to warp to level 10.

  • Invincibility

    Note: This trick only works in a level that contains a morph icon. Get any morph icon, then before you completely change, pause the game and enable the "Free movement" code. Resume the game, then pause the game again and repeat the "Free movement" code. If done correctly, all enemies can be killed by simply walking into them.

  • Level bonuses

    Complete a level without shooting any targets for a point bonus. Complete a level without using photons for a photon bonus.

  • Destroy the Sega logo

    Position Vectorman on the ground just to the right of the Sega logo at the opening screen. Shoot directly up into the air to hit a hidden TV. Jump up from the logo towards that hidden location to collect the Orb power-up that was in the TV. Use the Orb to destroy the Sega logo.

  • Hover

    To hover in mid-air, aim down from where Vectorman is falling, then keep shooting. To go higher while hovering, use your jet pack feet. Note: This trick is easier with a controller with a turbo feature.

  • Invisible and invincible

    Collect the power-up to turn into a grenade. Pause the game when it explodes. Enable the "Free movement" code. This should allow you to move anywhere in the level as an exploding bomb. Locate the Boss, if available, at the end of the level. Enable the "Free movement" code again to face the Boss invisible and invincible.

  • Item preview

    To view the various items and power-ups in the game, simply point the option menu cursor to "Information" and press Start.

    Virtua Cop 2

  • Play as Janet

    Start a new game and select a stage. Then at the file screen, hold Start until the mission begins to play as Janet.

  • Big head mode

    Successfully complete the game on the easy difficulty setting. Then, press X, A, Y, B(3), Up(5) on controller D when the game returns to the "Press Start Button" screen. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

  • Mirror mode

    Successfully complete the game on the normal difficulty setting. Then, press L, Left, L, Right, L, Down, L, Up, R, Left, R, Right, R, Down, R, Up on controller D when the game returns to the "Press Start Button" screen. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

  • Random mode

    Successfully complete the game on the hard difficulty setting. Then, press B, Left, X, Y, X, Y, B, A, B, A, Right, Left, Right, Left on controller D when the game returns to "Press Start Button" screen. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

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