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This title is also known as:

A variant of this software exists, known as Probotector, and is listed separately due to significant differences.

Unlimited lives

When "Jungle" appears on the demonstration screen, press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, A, B, Select then Start to get unlimited lives.

30 Lives

On the title screen, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, then Start.

Transfer Lives

In 2 player mode, press A and B when you lose a life to gain one from the other player.

All Weapons

On the title screen, press Down, Down, Up, Up, Right, Left, Right, Left, A then B.

Level Select

On the main menu, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start then Start to access the level select.

Hidden Message

During the ending sequence, before the credits begin, hold Select and Start. Keep these buttons held down until the credits end and you will see a message from Red Falcon.

Expert Mode

To access expert mode, you must complete the entire game. You will then continue playing from the start again but with harder enemies.

Sound Test (Gryzor Only)

On the title screen, hold B and A and press Start to access the sound test.

Passwords

EffectPassword
Level 21227
Level 30501
Level 40948
Level 52168
Level 60666
Level 71192

Pro Action Replay Codes

This cheat requires the Pro Action Replay cheat device.

EffectCode
Infinite Lives for Player 10000 3203
Infinite Lives for Player 20000 3303
Player 1 always has Normal Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AA10
Player 2 always has Normal Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AB10
Player 1 always has Machine Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AA11
Player 2 always has Machine Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AB11
Player 1 always has Fire Ball Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AA12
Player 2 always has Fire Ball Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AB12
Player 1 always has Spray Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AA13
Player 2 always has Spray Gun with Rapid Fire0000 AB13
Player 1 always has Laser Gun0000 AA14
Player 2 always has Laser Gun0000 AB14

Game Genie Codes

This cheat requires the Game Genie cheat device.

EffectCode
Infinite livesSLAIUZ
Keep weapons after losing lifeGXIIUX
Enemies will ignore youSLTIYG
Get Machine Gun after dyingPEIIXZ
Get Fire Gun after dyingZEIIXZ
Get Spray Gun after dyingLEIIXZ

Hint: Shoot while crouching

To crouch while shooting, Crouch on controller 1 and press Up on controller 2 in the Base 1 or 2 levels.

Hint: Cross bridges in Level 1

To get across bridges in Level 1, jump on them while holding Right.

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