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Vigilante 8: Second Offense

Cheats, codes, hints, tips, tricks, Easter eggs and game help

Disable codes

To disable codes, enter NO_CODE or any invalid password three consecutive times.

Hint: Launch Site weapons

Go to the tower in the middle of the Launch Site level and approach to the tunnel that does not go through. Wait until the lights above are green before driving in. You will be taken up on to the tower and a booster rocket will be placed on the back of your vehicle. You will then be shot into the air and dropped. Collect the weapons including specials and radar jammers. This may be repeated as many times as needed, unless the tower is destroyed.

Hint: Extra salvage points

To get triple salvage points, destroy your opponents with a special weapon. To get 10 salvage points instead of 5, go to options and set the difficulty to 92 and bullet symbol to high. You will get 10 points for 1 symbol during game play.

Hint: Easy chassis

Go to the options and turn the damage on high and the difficulty on low. Each icon will then be worth 7.

Hint: Alaskan Pipeline: Grind

To perform a grind in the Alaskan Pipeline, head to head towards the water when you first start the level. You will pass between two pipes that go into the ground. Right after you go between them, turn left and you will see a ramp. Go up the ramp and turn left, then turn left again onto an oil silo. You should be looking across to another one. Slowly drive off it to land on the pipes, going into the ground to grind across them. You can do a 50-50 a 180 or car (board) slide.

Hint: Area 51: Launch nuclear missile

To launch a nuclear missile in Area 51, first collect the hover upgrade in the second hanger (the one on the immediate right if you are player one). Then, blast through the back of the hanger and fly over the hill so the radar dishes detect you. When you hear the radar dish give off a signal and move, you have approximately twenty to thirty seconds to set off the nuclear rocket. Detach the hover upgrade and drive to the left of the Area 51 administration building. Use your machine guns to blast through the side doors. Drive through the building and pick up two special weapons and a wrench. Use your machine guns again to blast the other side doors. Once through the building, drive right and around the missile silo. You will see a green light overhead, indicating the missile launch is ready. Drive underneath the green light and the nuclear missile will launch. The missile will seek whomever you are locked on to and cause a good amount of damage. Note: Repeat the steps to do this as many times as desired.

You may also achieve this by shooing out doors of the building and driving through. Half way through you will hear a small click. Drive to the lights by the silo your facing. If one is red and one is green, go under and the missile will launch. It will fly towards the car that is targeted. If the lights are both red, drive through again until you hear the click. There is a long reload time between missiles - one may not launch if one was very recently fired. The missiles also will not launch if the building is destroyed. Additionally, at least one satellite dish must be present to launch.

Hint: Arizona: Big ant

Destroy the observatory in Arizona and wait until the loud explosion. Examine the big crater in the middle of the level to find a big asteroid. Destroy the asteroid and a giant ant will emerge and shoot everyone in the level. Destroy the ant and stand in the middle of the crater. When the big rock appears, it will land on you and you will fly.

Hint: Arizona: Rocket

Go to one of the gas stations in the Arizona level and shoot the rocket located there with your machine gun. It will launch and hit your enemy.

Hint: Arizona: Attacking police

If you shoot the police officer in the Arizona level he will attack you by ramming your vehicle.

Hint: Arizona Gas station armour

Go to one of the two gas stations in the Arizona level. Stop in-between the pumps and snack shop. You will hear a sound as if your car was in the repair shop. Within five seconds, the sound will stop and you will have more armour than before. You may do this as many times as needed unless the gas stations are destroyed. Note: It will take some time before you can do it again.

Hint: Florida: Shark

In the Florida level, you can be attacked by a shark by getting the hydrofloater power ups and going next to a certain buoy.

Hint: Louisiana: Ghosts

In the Louisiana level, destroy the graves in the cemetery to make ghosts appear and begin attacking. If an enemy is close by when you destroy the tombs, the ghosts may attack the enemy instead of you. When you destroy a tomb, drive very fast to the one next to it and also destroy it. If done correctly, there should be more than one ghost circling the ruins of a tomb. The ghosts will keep circling until they attack someone. You can raise up to five ghosts this way, but you need to be very fast to outrun them. To escape from the ghosts without being attacked, drive into the deep water (the water that can you sink in and come out elsewhere). The ghosts cannot attack you there.

Hint: Louisiana: Flood

In the Louisiana level, approach the bridge (or dam) and shoot at the nearby wheel. It will start to spin and the bridge will begin to raise. Keep shooting until the bridge is completely raised. Repeat this at the other bridge. In a few seconds, it will start to flood.

Hint: Louisiana: Destroy enemies easier:

In the Louisiana level, choose someone that has a special that can send the enemies flying (Garbage Man, Convoy, etc.). Make sure that they get in the lake on the left. If near the bayou, it is the lake on the left; on the right if in the grave yard; or get them into the deep water. This is also useful in two player or quest mode. Note: You can also do this in the Florida level. Bump them into the shark, throw them in deep water, or attack them to take their floaters off.

Hint: Louisiana: Hidden bonuses

In the Louisiana level, get Gator trapped in the charges in the water section to make specials and wrenches will fly out.

Hint: Pennsylvania: Molten metal ooze:

In the Pennsylvania level, find the red-orange steel that sets you on fire if you touch it. Shoot it and it will melt, oozes across the river, and disappear. This is useful when enemies are on the other side.

Hint: Utah Ski Resort: Snow games

There are three different snow games to play in the Utah Ski Resort. If you play them properly, you will get extra power-ups, weapons, etc. Go to the top of the hill via ski lifts, or by just driving. The first game is a skiing type slalom (obtain the ski powerup first). Successfully slalom the blue/red flags. A winner's stand with power-ups will appear at the bottom, by the resort. The second is a ski slope/ramp. To get to the ramp, you must first drive into the tower at the top of the hill. Drive down the ramp as fast as possible. Once in the air, you can do tricks and get points for power-ups at the winner's stand. The last ski game is the luge, all the way on the left. Run the luge (with the ski powerup) and hit all the check points. Finish at the bottom and pick up power-ups at the winners stand. All these mini-games can be done as often as needed, but you must break your previous score in order to keep getting power-ups.

Hint: Easy Whammies

An easy way to get Whammies is to use Bob O's Special. While the enemy is still hooked on, change weapons and fire them . This works well with the Bruiser Cannon and Bull's Eye Missiles.

Hint: Whammie X4

Play as Bob O and use your special. While they are attached, you can use the Cow Puncher Special to do a Whammie X4.

Hint: Double garbage truck

If there are three garbage trucks, get one to use the Compactor on another garbage truck. Then, use your garbage truck to use the Compactor on the first truck that is already holding the other truck.

Hint: Convoy's truck

Convoy's regular truck is a 1950s Autocar Diesel. His upgraded truck is a 1977 Kenworth W900.

Hint: New car colours in two-player mode:

For new car colours in two-player mode, start a one-player arcade mode game and choose a location and car, but change the colour of the car. Select your opponents and start the match. Win the match, then quit. Start any type of two-player match. Select the same car used in arcade mode. Start the match and your car should be the same colour previously used.

Hint: Special attacks

AttackButton command
Interceptor Missiles - Attack 1Up, Up, Down, Machine Gun
Interceptor Missiles - Attack 2Up, Up, Up, Machine Gun
Interceptor Missiles - Attack 3Up, Up, Right, Machine Gun
Bull's Eye Rockets - Attack 1Up, Down, Down, Machine Gun
Bull's Eye Rockets - Attack 2Up, Down, Up, Machine Gun
Bull's Eye Rockets - Attack 3Up, Down, Right, Machine Gun
Sky Hammer Mortar - Attack 1Down, Down, Down, Machine Gun
Sky Hammer Mortar - Attack 2Down, Down, Up, Machine Gun
Sky Hammer Mortar - Attack 3Down, Down, Right, Machine Gun
Brusier Cannon - Attack 1Down, Up, Down, Machine Gun
Brusier Cannon - Attack 2Down, Up, Up, Machine Gun
Brusier Cannon - Attack 3Down, Up, Right, Machine Gun
Roadkill Mines - Attack 1Left, Right, Down, Machine Gun
Roadkill Mines - Attack 2Left, Right, Up, Machine Gun
Roadkill Mines - Attack 3Right, Left, Right, Machine Gun
Brimstone Burner - Attack 1Right, Left, Up, Machine Gun
Brimstone Burner - Attack 2Right, Left, Down, Machine Gun
Brimstone Burner - Attack 3Right, Left, Right, Machine Gun

Hint: Characters

Complete the following tasks to unlock each character in the game:

CharacterCharacter TypeTaskNotes
Lord ClydeCoyoteComplete all objectives in quest mode with Nina Loco, Molo, and Dallas 13.-
ObakeCoyoteComplete all objectives in quest mode with Lord Clyde.-
BoogieCoyoteComplete all objectives in quest mode with Obake.You cannot play Quest Mode as Boogie
HoustonVigilanteComplete all objectives in quest mode with Sheila, John Torque, and The Flying All-Star Trio.-
ConvoyVigilanteComplete all objectives in quest mode with Houston-
Dave's CultsmenVigilanteComplete all objectives in quest mode with Convoy.You cannot play Quest Mode with Dave's Cultsmen.
Chassey BlueDrifterComplete all objectives in quest mode with Astronaut Bob O., Garbage Man, and Agent R. Chase.-
Padre DestinoDrifterComplete all objectives in quest mode with Chassey Blue.-
Dusty 'Earth'DrifterComplete all objectives in quest mode with Padre Destino.You cannot play Quest Mode with Dusty 'Earth'.

Hint: Florida: Extra damage

When using Bob O's special in the Florida level, a good spot to release when your special runs out is into the fans or jets. Be careful not to get yourself pulled into them. This will also buy you some time to get other weapons and is also effective to launch enemies into the fans to complete that objective.

Special weapons

CharacterWeapon
SheilaGatling gun
J.T.Revolver
TrioFirecrackers
HoustonTow Swing
ConvoyBlast Horns
DaveAliens
DallasDeath Ray
NinaMissile
MoloKiller Exhaust
ClydeStatic Shock
ObakeRift Blade
BoogieMirror Ball Blast
Bob O.Monkey Slash
Garbage ManTrasher
ChaseTime Freeze
ChasseySatellite Ray
PadreUndertaker
DustyWhirlwind

Action Replay CDX/GameShark CDX codes

This cheat requires the Action Replay CDX/GameShark CDX cheat device.

EffectCode
Fast Cars With High Suspension that Hover Higher7B8D9140 0000000D
Random Levels and Cars in Arcade Mode that are Super Fast With High Suspension and Hover Higher7B8D9140 0000001F
All Cheats On4C4A5D8B 0000007B + 607F2903 0000009C + 7B8D9140 0000001F
Fast Cars With High Suspension7B8D9140 00000005
Player 1 Invincible, Low Gravity, All Cars Have Big Wheels, View All Movies4C4A5D8B 0000001B
Player 1 Invincible, Low Gravity, All Cars Have Big Wheels, No Wheel Attachments Allowed4C4A5D8B 0000004B
Player 1 Invincible, Low Gravity, All Cars Have Big Wheels, No Wheel Attachments Allowed, View All Movies, Choose Same Cars in Multi-player Mode4C4A5D8B 0000007B
Missiles Do More Damage607F2903 00000004
Rapid Fire Weapons607F2903 00000008
Attract Enemies607F2903 00000010
Heavy Cars607F2903 00000080
Missiles do More Damage, Rapid Fire, Heavy Cars607F2903 0000008C
Player 1 Invincible, Low Gravity, All Cars Have Big Wheels, Choose Same Cars in Multi-player Mode4C4A5D8B 0000002B
Missiles do More Damage, Rapid Fire, Heavy Cars, Attract Enemies607F2903 0000009C
Super Fast Cars7B8D9140 00000001
Random Levels and Cars in Arcade Mode7B8D9140 00000002
High Suspension7B8D9140 00000004
Unlock Old Levels7B8D9140 00000010
Hover Higher7B8D9140 00000008
Bigger Wheels All Cars4C4A5D8B 00000001
Low Gravity Mode4C4A5D8B 00000002
Player 1 Invincible4C4A5D8B 00000008
Highlight Game Status and Press A 3 Times to View All Movies4C4A5D8B 00000010
Play As Same Cars in Multi-Player Mode4C4A5D8B 00000020
No Wheel Attachments Allowed4C4A5D8B 00000040
Player 1 Invincible + Low Gravity4C4A5D8B 0000000A
Player 1 Invincible, Low Gravity, All Cars Have Big Wheels4C4A5D8B 0000000B

CodeBreaker codes

This cheat requires the CodeBreaker cheat device.

EffectCode
Bigger Wheels All Cars01113400 00000001
Low Gravity Mode01113400 00000002
Unknown outcome01113400 00000004
Player 1 Invincible01113400 00000008
All Movies01113400 00000010
Play As Same Car (Multi)01113400 00000020
No Wheel Attachments Allowed01113400 00000040
Unknown outcome01113400 00000080
Unknown outcome01113400 00000100
Unknown outcome01113400 00000200
Missiles Do More Damage01113400 00000400
Rapid Fire01113400 00000800
Attract Enemies01113400 00001000
Unknown outcome01113400 00002000
Unknown outcome01113400 00004000
Heavy Cars01113400 00008000
All above cheats activated01113400 0000FFFF
Super Fast Cars00113402 00000001
Random Levels & Cars (Arcade)00113402 00000002
High Suspension00113402 00000004
Hover Higher00113402 00000008
Unlock Old Levels00113402 00000010
Preceeding six cheats activated00113402 0000001F

Password screen

Enter the options screen, select "Game Status", highlight one of the characters, then hold L and R together. Remove the VMUs from the controllers to enable the codes for one time use.

Invincibility

For invincibility, enter ELBICNIVNI as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked. This is especially useful in quest mode.

Original Vigilante 8 levels

To unlock all levels from the original Vigilante 8 game, enter OLD_LEVELS as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Rapid fire mode

To remove the delay when shooting weapons, enter RAPID_FIRE as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Solo play in arcade mode

For solo play in arcade mode, enter HOME_ALONE as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

No gravity

To reduce gravity to the point that your car will almost float when a bump is hit, enter NO_GRAVITY as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Big wheels

For big wheels, enter GO_MONSTER as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

View all ending sequences

To view all of the ending sequences back-to-back, enter LONG_MOVIE as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Same cars in multi-player

To allow more than one person to select the same car in multi-player mode, enter MIXED_CARS as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken to confirm correct code entry. Note: This code may crash the game in arcade mode.

All characters

To unlock all characters, enter LLA_KCOLNU as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken to confirm correct code entry. Note: Their quests will not be completed.

All characters have maximum stats

To give all characters maximum stats, enter LLA_DORTOH as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

No wheel attachments

To disable wheel attachments, enter DRIVE_ONLY as your password to disable wheel attachments from appearing. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Super missiles

To increase the damage from missiles, enter BLAST_FIRE as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Attract enemies

To have three enemies to attack simultaneously, enter UNDER_FIRE as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Slow motion mode

For slow motion mode, enter GO_SLOW_MO as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Heavier cars

To increase your car's weight and ramming ability, enter GO_RAMMING as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Lighter cars

To decrease your car's weight and hover higher than normal, enter HI_CEILING as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Faster cars

For faster cars, enter MORE_SPEED as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Fast action

To enable a random arcade feature, enter QUICK_PLAY as your password to enable a random arcade feature. The word "Funky" will be spoken to confirm correct code entry.

High suspensions

For high suspensions, enter JACK_IT_UP as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Max rez option

For the more rez option, enter GO_MAX_REZ as your password. The word "Funky" will be spoken if the code has worked.

Removing passwords saved on VMUs:

Load your saved game into the controller 2 and begin a two-player game. The passwords will be disabled. Save the current game onto the previously saved game using controller 2.

Get saved games for players 2, 3 or 4 with one VMU

To get saved games for other players using only 1 VMU, insert the controller with the saved games in port B and load a game. Then, swap that controller with one that does not have a VMU. Insert the controller with the VMU in port A and load a game. Do the same for players 3 and 4. If you get any new characters, your friends also can play as them.

Change vehicle view

To change the vehicle view, hold B and press Y.

Hint: Use unlocked cars as players 2, 3, or 4

Unlock the desired characters as player 1 in one-player quest or two-player quest. Save the game on VMU one. Exit the game and copy the file from VMU one to VMU two, three, and/or four. Start the game and the load file from VMU one and VMU two, three, and/or four. All characters that have been loaded will be able to play as the unlocked cars.

Hint: Quick start

To rev up your engines for a quick start, press Gas and Brake together. After revving up, you should perform a wheelie. This is useful for a quick start and for getting up hills.

Hint: Fly higher

To fly higher, first get the hover upgrade, then hold Gas and repeatedly press Up.

Hint: Arizona: Airborne in crater

First, enable the "Faster cars" code by entering MORE_SPEED as your password. Start in the middle of the crater and circle around until you get enough speed. Speed out of one of the sides and you will become airborne. When you reach the boundary of the level, you will be launched back and land back in the crater. You can continue the trick until you wreck.

Hint: Arizona: Motorcycle launch

First, enable the "No gravity" code by entering NO_GRAVITY as your password. Then, destroy the observatory and destroy the asteroid in the centre. Destroy the ant, then drive to the centre of the crater and wait for the next meteor to appear. When the meteor hits, you will be launched into the sky. Sometimes you will even be thrown entirely out of the level, in which case you will not be able to see yourself for about ten minutes before the game freezes.

Hint: Arizona: Rolling donut

Destroy the donut shop in the Arizona level without damaging the "Super Donut" on top. The donut will roll around the level destroying enemies. This may be done on each of the two donut shops in the level.

Hint: Utah Ski Resort: Going back up the ski jump

This trick is very difficult to perform, but can be done. First, enable the "Faster cars" code by entering MORE_SPEED as your password. Then, choose a car that has a medium or slow top speed, but good acceleration. Go down the ramp of the ski jump. Launch off all the way to the opposite side and you will bounce off the edge in mid-air, just like in the Arizona level. On the way back, perform a 180 and land back on the ramp. Hit the brakes right when you hit the ramp (if you do not do this, you will go straight through the jump). If done correctly, you can slowly accelerate the car up the ramp until you get to the tower. You will be able to go right down the tower or out the other side.

Hint: Fire all ammo

First, enable the "Rapid Fire" code by entering RAPID_FIRE as your password. Then, begin game play and get any gun. Get close to an opponent, then rapidly tap Fire. The gun should fire all of its ammunition in about five seconds.

Hint: Brimstone Burner

Equip the Brimstone Burner and have at least 16 fire "units". Find your enemy in the level and drive up to him/her until you have made contact with his/her vehicle. Launch the Brimstone Burner's Fire Wall (Right, Left, Down, then Machine Gun) onto your opponent's vehicle. If done correctly, it will do a large amount of damage and sometimes instantly destroy the other vehicle.

Hint: Soundtrack

To hear music from the game, start the system without a disc to access the audio CD player, then insert the game disc and play tracks two and above.

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