Mortal Kombat’s Blood Code – The Best Cheats In Videogames

This week, we’re looking at a cheat code that was so controversial, that it helped shape the face of videogame censorship.

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes long for the days when games were fit to burst with cheat codes – Series of button presses, passwords or unlockables that would allow the player to enable useful or completely useless effects while playing the game, from having infinite lives, to skipping levels, or even turning football referees into dogs (but that one’s a tale for another time). These sort of codes are becoming a rarity in modern gaming, so join me in celebrating these simpler times, as I take a regular look at gaming’s best secrets, and how you too can find them.

We begin with one of the most controversial cheat codes to ever exist, for one of the most controversial video games to ever exist.

Retro VGM Revival Hour – Fighting Games

FIGHTERS

If you were an avid arcade player and had access to coins at any time in the early to late 90s, whether it was at your local convenience store, video store or Family Restaurant, chances are you’ll have spent all of your time and quarters (or tokens depending on the place) on a video arcade. More Importantly on a fighting game … hammering buttons, frantically waggling a joystick to execute a devastating final blow to beat your opponent and pumping your parents pocket change into Street Fighter 2 , Killer Instinct or Mortal kombat.
The arcades have all but died out now, but the love for these time consuming franchises has never died, So put away those quarters and enjoy these amazing beats from the greatest console fighting games in this special STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Hour!

RETRO VGM REVIVAL HOUR:  FIGHTING GAMES

Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

*Killer Instinct – Robin Beanland & Graeme Norgate – “The Instinct(Main Theme)” – August 30, 1995 – RARE/NINTENDO – SNES

*Tatsunoko vs. Capcom – Akihiko Narita & Misao Senbongi – “The Flutter VS The Gesellschaft (Rock Volnutt/Megaman Legends)” – December 11, 2008 – Eighting/CAPCOM – Nintendo Wii

*Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Takahiro Nishi, Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Yutaka Iraha, Keigo Ozaki & Kentaro Ishizaka – “The Underworld(Kid Icarus theme)” – March 9, 2008 – Game Arts/NINTENDO – Nintendo WII

*Arcana Heart – Motoharu Yoshihira – “Save A Future” – April 11, 2008 – Examu/ATLUS – Playstation 2

*Marvel VS Capcom – Yuko Takehara & Masato Kouda – “Theme of Strider Hiryu” – September 30, 1999 – CAPCOM – Sega Dreamcast

*Darkstalkers 2 (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge) – Takayuki Iwai, Akari Kaida & Hideki Okugawa – “Lord Raptor Stage” – February 22, 1996 – CAPCOM – Sega Saturn

*King of Fighters 95 – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “Club M (Aozora ni Flute)” – March 28, 1996 – SNK – Sega Saturn

*Mortal Kombat 3 – Mark Ganus – “Rooftop” – October 1995 – Sculptured Software/Midway Games – SNES

*Soul Calibur 5 – Andrew Aversa, Hiroki Kikuta, Jesper Kyd, Tomoki Miyoshi, Junichi Nakatsuru, Cris Velasco & Inon Zur – “ Wings of Sorrow (Pyrrha’s Theme)” – January 31, 2012 – Project Soul/Namco Bandai Games – PS3/Xbox 360

*Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters – Kazuhiko Uehara, Hideto Inoue & Harumi Ueko – “Sewer” – December 3, 1993 – KONAMI – NES

*World Heroes – Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideki Yamamoto, Yuka Kurosawa & N. Taro – “Kaze To Honoo To(Fuuma Theme)” – September 1993 – ADK/Sunsoft – SNES

*Street Fighter 2 – Yoko Shimomura & Isao Abe – “Balrog Stage Theme” – July 15, 1992 – CAPCOM – SNES

*Doomsday Warrior – Junta – “Fatty Bomber (P-Lumb theme)” – March 1993 – Laser Soft/Renovation Products – SNES

*JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – Chikayo Fukuda “Stone Ocean” – April 29, 2014 – CyberConnect2/Namco Bandai Games – PS3

*Clay Fighter – Mitchell Stein & Brian Luzietti – “Funhouse” – November 1993 – Visual Concepts/Interplay Entertainment – SNES

*Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden – Shinji Amagishi – “Battle Theme 4” – April 1994 (japan & Europe Only) – TOSE/BANDAI – Sega Genesis

*Super Street Fighter 2 – Isao Abe & Syun Nishigaki – “ Guile’s Theme – June 25, 1994 – CAPCOM – SNES

*WeaponLord – Brian Schmidt – “Circle of Horns” – 1995 – Visual Concepts/Namco – Sega Genesis

*Skullgirls – Vincent Diamante, Blaine McGurty & Michiru Yamane – “Anti-Skullgirl Lab 8 Stage (Valentine’s Theme) – April 10, 2012 – Reverge Labs/Autumn Games – Playstation Network/Xbox Live

*Guilty Gear XX – Daisuke Ishiwatari & Koichi Seiyama – “Awe Of She (Dizzy’s Theme)” – May 23, 2002 – Arc System Works/Sammy Studios – PS2

*Street Fighter 4 – Exile – “The Next Door (Indestructible)” – February 17, 2009 – CAPCOM – Playstation 3/Xbox 360