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Coin-Op, Video Game, and Arcade – Cheats, Easter Eggs, and Bugs

Entries in this index: 5
Name Manufacturer Year Type Genre Text (See Game for Complete Cheats, Easter Eggs, and Bugs)
Euro Football Champ Taito 1990 Videogame Soccer/Futbol
If a team kicks the ball towards the goal and is about to score, and the defending team makes a penalty by fouling someone in the big box, then:<UL><LI>The goal is invalid.<LI>The crowd shouts goal.<LI>The penalty is kicked wrong.<LI>The area may be invaded.</UL><P>Same as above, and if the goalkeeper catches the ball, then:<UL><LI>The defending team goalkeeper may goal kick and the game continues (even during the period of time a player is sent off, if any -- be sure not to score any goals during this or the game will lock up).<LI>Suddenly the penalty is kicked with or without the ball with same defects as described above.</UL><P>Same as above, but instead of scoring the ball hits the post, then all the mentioned effects happen regardless of the foul being a penalty or a free kick.<P>If one player makes a foul when the other holds the low kick button and thus playing with the ball on his own, then:<UL><LI>The player keeps playing with the ball as long as the button is pressed.<LI>The referee calls a free kick.<LI>Play resumes but the ball goes back to the player with the low kick button pressed.</UL><P>The ball is about to go out of bounds. If you jump to kick a player that turns out to be the one that would have to take care of the throw in, then the throw in happens in the middle of the field.<P>Same as above with corner kicks, the corner kick is kicked in the wrong area.<P>You may hold a player by its shirt and then kick him with another player.<P>If a team scores a penalty, then the coach will react as if a goal was scored against him. Accordingly, if then the other team scores, he will approve as if his team had scored.<P>The flier for the game incorrectly states that your energy will go down if you make a foul and the referee sees you.<P>Super shot only happens in the last 30 seconds, if you are losing by 1 goal or tied, and only the team member you choose to play with kicks it.<P>Somehow it is possible for the ball to be kicked by the side of the goal, it will go far away and it will never come back. Then:<UL><LI>You keep control of your player.<LI>All players try to get the ball but they can't.<LI>Time does not go down and the game stays in this state (useful for kicking the hell out of the other team).<P>It is possible to low kick the ball in such a way (from such a place) that the goal keeper will let it go by even if the goal keeper is in front of it.<P>If a player is sent out and the ball goes off bounds for a throw in, then the referee shows the yellow flag to the player to be sent out after showing him the red card.<P>Rare: sometimes the goal keeper locks up and doesn't move.<P>Free kicks close to the corner flags are sometimes kicked right at the photographers.
Excitebike Nintendo 1984 Videogame Racing
How to obtain "Excitebike" mode. While racing you can cause the other bikes to crash by cutting in front of them, using your back tire to knock into their front in order to send them tumbling. If you can cause 5 bikes to crash without crashing in any way yourself, you will be rewarded with the "Excitebike". The color or you motorcycle will change and you can use the turbo button without fear of overheating. If you crash the Excitebike, you lose it and return to your normal bike.
Exciting Hour Technos 1985 Videogame Sports
Throwing your opponent into the ropes and simply letting him run into you will allow you to pick him up off the mat and perform any move successfully. Repeat until the opponent has been beaten. Another Pattern that will give you a much higher score per match is by letting your opponent punch you once then dodge his attack by moving the player either up or down the ring and counter attack with two punches and dodge the opponent's attack. Repeat until the opponent becomes dizzy. Now is the time to take advantage and execute any two wrestling moves consecutively that require power such as body slam, brainbuster, piledriver or Irish whip. Note: If you attempt a third consecutive move without repeating the pattern it will be unsucessful.<P>Cocoa Savage is a bit tricky. The Dodge and Punch pattern will not be very effective with him since he will counter attack with a shoulder block. The best way to attack Cocoa Savage is to let him come close to the player and give him a taste of his own medicine with a running shoulder block. Wait for him to partially get up on one knee and then Shoulder Block him again. Repeat pattern until he is beaten. If you would like, before lowering the Boom on Cocoa Savage get him close to the turnbuckle and perform the last Shoulder Block followed by either two Brainbusters or Piledrivers and finally either two knee drops or somersaults off the top turn buckle, then go for the pin.
Exerion Jaleco 1983 Videogame Shooter
BUG: In the challenge stage, if you shoot all 40 aliens you normally get a bonus charge of 60. Sometimes a red hydra comes out during this stage. If you shoot it and all 40 aliens, you get a total of 41. The game seems to fail the test of 'hits40' and only gives you a bonus charge of 41.<P>HINT: Try so build your supply of bullets for the fast cannon so it can be used in critical situations.<P>HINT: To get a high score, if you do not miss any shots your bonus score will keep on doubling to 10000 then reset to 000. When at 10000 miss a shot then bonus score will revert to 5000.
Exterminator Premier / Gottlieb 1989 Videogame Shooter
On the first level inside the kitchens of houses one and three, the freezer door swings open only once, releasing some floorbased enemies. If you get the hand in laser mode and shoot while the door is open, you will warp to the other house.