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

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Name Manufacturer Year Type Genre Text (See Game for Complete Cheats, Easter Eggs, and Bugs)
Race Drivin' Atari Games 1990 Videogame Racing
On the Super Stunt Track, the amount of bonus time you gain on each lap is very close to the time it takes for a skilled driver to complete the course. If you drive hard and make no mistakes, you can actually gain about one second every time you go around the course, and play forever (or at least until you flub up).<P>The game does not end until your car comes to a complete stop, so if you run out of time near a gate, put the car into neutral -- you may be able to coast through and get the bonus time.<p>On the Super Stunt Track, there is a tunnel that goes underneath the mountain road as you near the finish line. Inside the tunnel are two vehicles that appear to have gotten into a wreck of some sort. They are unfortunatly blocking the road. In order to get around the cars, you need to perform a "corkscrew" type of stunt by driving over the two vehicles around the inside of the tunnel. This is the same kind of technique used on the barrel roll on the Super Stunt Track.
Rad Mobile Sega 1991 Videogame Racing
The two-lane levels, such as the Rocky Mountains, are easier than they appear. Rather than trying to pass cars on the left and risk a head-on collision, pass them on the right. Apparently you drive a <EM>very</EM> narrow car as you will not ever crash into the mountain (or go off the road as long as you do not steer too far).<P>There are at least two endings to this game depending on what place you finish in and whether or not you used any short cuts. You can get the best ending by finishing in first place without using any shortcuts.
Raiden Seibu Kaihatsu 1990 Videogame Scrolling Shooter
Items list:<p><b>Red beacon</b>: Gives the Vulcan firepower to the player who obtains it.<p><b>Blue beacon</b>: Gives the Laser firepower to the player who obtains it.<p><b>M</b>: Gives the Nuclear missile sub-weapon to the player who obtains it.<p><b>H</b>: Gives the Homing missile sub-weapon to the player who obtains it.<p><b>1-UP</b>: Gives the player who obtains it an extra life stock.<p><b>P</b>: Maximizes the players current weapon sets to full power.<p><b>B</b>: Increases bomb stock by one.<p><b>Medal</b>: Gives a score of 300 points.<p><b>Miclus</b>: Seibu Kaihatsu's dragon mascot appears in Raiden and it's series, giving a score of 3,000.<p><b>Fairy</b>: A small humanoid creature that gives whoever obtains it 10,000 points.
Raiden Fighters Seibu Kaihatsu 1996 Videogame Scrolling Shooter
Quickshot Bonus - Take out a large plane before it gets a chance to shoot.<P>Defended the House Bonus - A large tank in a forest will start firing on houses. Keep a house from going down to receive a bonus.<P>When approaching the second mission objective (the flying fortress), Quickshoot all the big planes you come across.<P>If you destroy all the targets on the air fortress, it will actually explode.<p>When you come up to the big gun (main gun in the center of the boat) destroy the gun before you are forced away from the ship and a fairy will pop up catch it, but be careful as you can kill it if you shoot it.<p>If you destroy the second big gun on the main boat before you are forced to move to the left of it you will get another fairy.
Rainbow Islands Extra Version Taito 1988 Videogame Platform
In an isle, if you collect the seven little diamonds in order -- red to violet or violet to red -- a secret door on the boss room will open. Enter this secret room and you will collect a permanent power-up (fast rainbow, double rainbow, etc.) along with a description of a secret code that you can enter before you insert a credit into the game.
Rally Bike Taito 1988 Videogame Racing
TRICK On the last section of the first level San Francisco, there is a jump that appears on the left when the surface changes. If you take this jump, you will end up on the bed of a farm truck. If you land without crashing, you will now be able to control the truck Hit up while accelerating and you will be able to blow past all the other bikers easily, which is useful for trying to make the cutoff rank. Also, if you move the truck to the extreme right, all the opposing bikes will come from in front of the truck and will be run over, allowing you to pass more easily. Note that you will not lose any gas while controlling the truck.PTRICK On Level 2 Los Angeles, there will be two tanker trucks that you will have to jump over AND out run. One is at the beginning, and one is in the middle of the level. You CAN bypass the second truck, however. Instead of taking the jump on the left, go to the right, and there will be a jump there. This can be a bit tricky with helpers, youll likely lose one if you take this jump. If you dont crash, youll land on a pier, away from the tanker. Bikes will appear on the pier, but can be easily dodged, or can be taken out if you still have a helper or two. A jump at the end of the pier will put you back on the main course. To ensure a safe landing, move the bike to the left while in the air.
Rampage Bally Midway 1986 Videogame Platform
It seems that each monster has a particular person that they can hold on to: George holds a woman in the red dress, Lizzie holds the middle-aged man, and Ralph holds a business man. Holding these people will increase your score. To do this go up to the appropriate person with the appropriate monster and do as if you were to eat them. You will hold them in your hand until you hit punch again. Fair warning: holding too long will cause the person to punch you and you will lose control until the monster lets go of the person.
Rampart Atari Games 1990 Videogame Shooter
The peons that attack you after unloading from the ships cannot fire diagonally.
Rayforce Taito 1993 Videogame Scrolling Shooter
The general object of the game is to try and blow-up enemies with your lock-on lasers before the foes scale up to your level and become a threat. Also, shooting some boss' weak points kill them faster (for example: a boss hangs over an abyss - shoot his claws off and he will fall).
Renegade Taito 1986 Videogame Scrolling Fighter
On the first two levels, try to throw the baddies off of the platforms. Also, to kill the third boss, run away from her and hit the kick button repeat. When fighting the knife gang on the final stage, if you are stabbed even once, you will die. The safest way to defeat them is with dashing punches. Never engage a single enemy or stick around in one place too long, otherwise you will eat steel.
Revolution X - Aerosmith Midway Games 1994 Videogame Shooter
If you manage to blow up the NON-bus while it is going off screen at the end of the level, the game wil freeze up. The coins can still be put in the machine and you can add more players but the game just stand there until the operator resets the machine.
Ring No Ouja Konami 1988 Videogame Sports
Pressing the Tag button will pull a prone opponent from the mat to his feet. A stunned opponent on their feet will be whipped to the ropes if you hit the Tag button again.
Rip Off Cinematronics 1980 Videogame Shooter
If you stay still, it is possible to get an enemy to circle your tank indefinitely or until you shoot it.
Road Blasters Atari Games 1987 Videogame Racing
Shoot cars using a single shot instead of holding down the fire button to increase the bonus multiplier.PCrash into roadside cannons instead of shooting them for 8000 points. This will greatly increase reserve fuel, which is awarded at the end of a rally based on score.
Robotron: 2084 Williams Electronics, Inc. (1967-1985) 1982 Videogame Shooter
There is a bug in Robotron that can make the game crash when you shoot into the corners. This is said to be avoidable by turning the fancy attract mode of the game off.<P>In wave five, the first brain wave, a mistake in the brain's algorithm can help you gain a vast amount of points. There is one Mikey with lots of Mommies. However, the mistake in the algorithm causes the brains to seek out Mikey rather than the Mommies. Therefore, if you can keep the brains from getting to Mikey without picking him up yourself (at least until you rescue all the Mommies), you stand to gain a huge amount of points (up to 5,000 points for each Mommy).<P>During the tank wave, try to avoid shooting the tanks shots for as long as you can. If the tanks fire 20 shots that do not hit anything, the tanks will cease firing.<P>There is an easter egg hidden in the game with the games credits. To exploit this easter egg, you must execute the following commands during gameplay<OL><LI>Move the "move" joystick right and the "fire" joystick up and press the one player start button.<LI>Move the "move" joystick up and the "fire" joystick down and press the two player start button.<LI>Move the "move" joystick down and the "fire" joystick up.</OL><p>When the last sequence has been entered, the credits will be displayed until the "fire" joystick is moved from the up position. These sequences must be done within a quarter of a second of each other. You can hold a sequence as long as you like, but when you let it go, you must execute the next sequence within a quarter of a second.
Rygar Tecmo 1986 Videogame Scrolling Fighter
With regard to the US ROM Sets, it appears that the 'rygar' set is a bug fix release for 'rygar2' ROMs. The original version was probably renamed to 'rygar2' when the new, fixed 'rygar' set was created.<P>The differences between these revisions are:<OL><LI>'rygar2' has a bug in the code which lets player two start a game when player one is already playing. You need to set a DIP switch to enable this behaviour it is usually on by default. If you press '2' while player one is playing a one-player game, 'rygar2' will check if you have one or more credits before it registers that you're now in a two-player game, but it won't deduct the credit.<LI>'rygar2' has some code that's not in 'rygar'. It seems to be blanking out seven characters on the screen. Maybe it's removing the word 'player 2' or 'player 1'.<LI>In 'rygar2', if player two starts while player one is already playing, it says 'player 2' instead of 'player 1' at the top right.<LI>The first screen of 'rygar2' says "ALL RIGHT RESERVED" which is missing the 'S' that is present in 'rygar'.</OL><P>On level 13 there is a hidden star that will award you 1000000 points!
Ryuuko No Ken 2 SNK 1994 Videogame Fighting
Fight against Geese Howard by beating the game without losing a match.