The VC Advantage: Shout at the Devil


The Internet has made it easy to find cheats for games, but we miss the tips pages from game magazines, when the discovery of a new code could inspire you to go back to an old game. These codes aren't exactly new, but oldness is the essence of the Virtual Console! We're bringing back the classic codes every week on The VC Advantage.

This week's theme is simple: it's Devil's Crush. That's more than enough to sustain its very own VC Advantage, because Devil's Crush is amazing. As far as we're concerned, it's more than enough to sustain its own site. It's definitely our favorite VC download so far (barring new developments like Sin and Punishment). So we thought we would look at some ways to enhance your enjoyment of this absolute masterpiece even further.

Sound Test: Sound tests in games are usually no big deal, but Devil's Crush's theme song is so mind-blowingly rokken that we'd be happy to just leave it on for a few hours and turn the TV off. Naxat Soft has anticipated this desire, making the main theme number 01 in their list of sounds. To access the Sound Test, pause the game and then hit select to bring up the high score list. Press up, right, down, left, and then I, and the first high score will be replaced by the sound test.
Infinite Balls
: One could argue that Devil's Crush already has infinite balls, but in a way, that's kind of the problem. This code gives you the infinite balls within the context of gameplay, so you can play the game to completion (oh yeah, it's got an ending. More on that in a second.) To get unlimited lives, enter the (probably player-generated) passwords AAAAAAHAAA or PPPPPPPPPA.

Skip to the ending: To bypass all that annoying game and just see the ending (one frame of which you're already seeing-- OMG SPOILARZ), enter THECRUSHEL as a password. The game will start, but you'll have a load of points-- and the top of the screen will be all glitched out. As soon as the ball hits absolutely anything, the score will max out and you'll trigger the ending.

Instant 2 million points: We won't be verifying this one any time soon, but apparently if, after launching, you get the ball into the crown of the big evil face in the second screen without touching any of the blob guys, you'll get 2,000,000 points. Good luck with that.

[Codes via Atari7800.com, found pretty much all over the place anyway]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.