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SEX, LIES AND VIDEO GAMES!
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THE COMPLETE ATARI LYNX CHEAT GUIDE
by Chris Banham
OK, there's no sex here, and that takes care of the lies, so
onto the video games. This guide covers 26 Lynx games in total
which, although it does not sound much, is over half the amount
of games currently available. Thanks must go to all Lynx players
who have discovered the cheats.
If you complete the level holding down option one and option 2
while accelerating into the car park space you will be taken to
For higher points obtain your quota first, then when your quota
is full each money bag counts as double.
On highway 12 park between the two gas pumps and they will pump
twice as fast! Wow!
These are the maximum distances (in yards) for all the clubs.
1 Wood 262
3 Wood 220
4 Wood 205
1 Iron 225
3 Iron 200
4 Iron 195
5 Iron 180
6 Iron 175
7 Iron 156
8 Iron 148
9 Iron 130
Sand wedge 105
Pitching wedge 105
Set your handicap to 28. Line up the shot and press option 2 for
the shot to be done perfectly.
BILL AND TEDS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
Here are the codes:
For a dead easy game, enter the pit dimensions as depth 12,
width 3 and length 3.
Here are all nine level codes:
When you die press up and A simultaneously. Yuo can now re-start
from where you died instead of returning to the beginning of the
On level four do not fire for the first 30 seconds. If you
complete the stage you will get a massive loonie bonus!
In the BMX section, you can perform a secret super jump by
pressing A and B as your front wheel takes off from the edge of
On the surfing level loose two of your lives then surf off the
bottom of the screen when the times is at 3. OK, so it's no good
as a cheat, but it's worth seeing.
Level codes galore!
149 DIGW (Interesting! The game only has 144 levels..., ED.)
And four secret level codes!
And the level code for an amazing fractal generator!
The controls for the fractal generator are:
Joypad: zoom window
Button A: zoom in
Button B: zoom out
Option 1: stop/start generation
Option 2: colour cycling
CRYSTAL MINES 2
A useful selection of codes:
Bonus level codes:
And for a good laugh:
To double your speed when running with the ball hold down B.
More level codes:
Level 1: £1 2473 EL2, £2 9874 EL2, £3 8743 W
Level 2: £1 3287, £2 5409
Level 3: £1 9284 EL4, £2 7210 EL4, £3 3936 W, £4 7395 W £5 8294
Level 4: £1 0394 W
Level 5: £1 8658, £2 5462, £3 9973, £4 7642, £5 0912, £6 0972,
£7 7865, £8 4285
Level 6: £2 8765 EL 12
Level 7: £1 6021 EL4, £2 5824 EL9
Level 8: £1 0170 W, £2 1092, £3 7102 W, £4 4726, £5 1375 EL11,
£6 2857 W, £7 6998 W, £8 1798 W, £9 4391 EL1
Level 10: No doors
Level 11: £1 0293 EL
Level 12: £1 2987 W, £2 6443 W
GATES OF ZENDECON
Here are all the level codes, but because one level can lead to
many other levels and there is no set way of finishing the game,
the level codes are in no particular order, apart from the last
On the level named TRYX, the very second you leave the base at
the very start of the level hold down right and down on the
joypad. Keep these held down and you will fly through the floor.
Now keep flying along under the floor and go through the first
gate you come to. This will take you to an unnamed level in which
you can pick up all the weapons at the start and then go on to
shoot the faces of all the programmers for massive points!
At the start of the game dont move but instead press option one
to toggle between starting levels.
On the last race against the Photon Phantom, when the signs in
the road point to the stunt course run over them to easily
complete the race.
For extra lives press pause, option 1, B, B, A, A, option one
and then unpause.
For a super fast Pacman press pause, option 1, A, option 1 then
On level 1-2 push a log backwards for a warp to level 9 and
To start with ten lives get to the top of the highscore table
and type 3Z0NE.
Some helpful codes for this miserable excuse for a game:
On the monster selection screen press pause. Then when the
newspaper screen appears press option 1, left, right. You now
have the power to select any level.
To get a massive 200,000 point bonus at the end of the round set
your multiplier to 10 and then crash into one of the cannons on
On level one drive along the side of the road holding B and you
will bump into a tree which gives you a level select!
To get an extra shield at the beginning of the first scrapyard
press pause then left, right, left, right, up, down, up, doun, A
A quick list of some of the game warps:
In the second scrapyard make sure you are Louie then jump on the
toilet and press down. A gate will appear. Knock on it and enter
to leave the forest.
In the first city jump onto the ice cream parlour door then onto
the top window on the next building. Push up to turn into little
Louie. Knock on the parlour door and a red door will appear. Jump
back into the window then the red gate. Knock and enter to go
into the desert.
On level 11 push down on the first hole on the tree trunk on its
side at the beginning of the level to become small, then walk on
until you reach a tree with a blue door in it. Go into the door
and then out again to get rid of the snakes. Walk to your right
to reach a tree stump. Push down on the stump and in the tree on
your left there will be a red door. Enter for a warp to level 26.
View the high score table and press pause while holding down
option1, option 2, A, B, up and right. You will now have the
For a good laugh enter 4EB43535 as your code. This will make
your much loved Atari Lynx crash!
To complete levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 just stay still from the
On level 12, as soon as you start go right and collect the boost
pad. Now stay at the top of the tunnel for a warp to level 18.
You can avoid the guardian in the water on level 2 by simply
waiting for him to swim down and then swim over him into the
To build up your hits total, shoot down an enemy plane and pause
the game. Unpause and the plane will re-appear, giving you the
chance to shoot it again!
When you die and you come to the screen bordered with poppies
press pause. You can now press button B to to sit in the seats of
any enemy planes in the game at the time. You can also use the
joypad to scroll across the scenery!
Did you know that this game includes a secret art package?
Here's how to get to it. First go to the character select screen
and, while holding down option 1, press up, down, left, right
then up again. If you have done this correctly the word 'LIFE'
should appear. Move the joypad and use either option to freeze
everything. While frozen, press option 1 to turn on wraparound
mode or option 2 to see bombs bounce off an invisible wall.Press
A or B to enter draw mode. While in draw mode use A to draw and B
In draw mode:
Option 1 and 2 sets the bomb rolling.
Reset clears the screen.
Pause and A puts you into copy mode.
In copy mode:
Option 1 or 2 puts you into draw mode.
Pause and option 1 sets the bomb rolling frame by frame.
A sets one corner of the copy box.
Pause and A enters the cursor select screen.
Pause and B enters the paste/erase screen.
In paste/erase mode:
Option 1 or 2 puts you into draw mode.
A pastes contents of copy box.
B erases contents of copy box.
Pause and B rotates to copy box.
Reset clears the screen
That's it. Somewhere in Volume 9 we'll do a positively
mindboggling ST Cheat Encylopaedia that will make your socks drop
down even when standing upside down. Needless to say it will also
include a multitude of Lynx cheats - possibly even more than the
ones mentioned here!
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