Press RS(2), LS, A, C, B, Right, Left, LS during game play. Hold X to
enter cheat mode. A open door icon will appear in the top left corner
of the screen to confirm correct code entry. While continuing to hold
X, enter one of the following codes:
Hold X and press A.
Hold X and press B.
Hold X and press C.
Hold X and press LS to toggle invincibility on and off. A red shield
with an S will appear in the top left corner to indicate
Hold X and press RS to advance in rank.
Go the to the lake next to Silva's location with at least one Switchya
in the inventory. From the east side of the lake, go towards the
fountain and shoot a Switchya towards the plume of the fountain. It
should rebound back without being used and increase the total number
of Switchyas available by one.
When first starting, find a DOAsys spire. Once there, rest, then go
out and save the game in one of the nearby blue spires . To increase
power, crash Goners and Huffman them. The Goners are color-coded:
yellow increases Defense more than others, red Offense, green Agility,
and gray all three equally.
At first, only go for short forays outside the DOAsys. Go out,
Huffman a few Rithms, and return. Once your character powerful enough,
travel farther and explore.
The next priority is to get power-ups. The two most useful power-ups
in the game are the Boomerang and Nukeya. Only fire the Boomerang
when it is locked on a Rithm, since its shots can deplete the Offense
level rather quickly. Pick a target at a distance, then let go
several boomerang shots after it is locked.
Press RS + LS for a quick stop.
Sidestepping is useful only to evade shots, and not as a movement
option. Your character will not actually sidestep until you release
LS or RS (one push is one step left or right).
Finding crashed Rithms:
If your TV is stereo/surround, listen to sound effects in 3D. This
is especially useful when looking for a nearby crashed Rithm to
Huffman, or for exploding enemy fire to determine where they are
If a crashed Rithm can not be seen no matter how much your character
turns, step back. It was probably right beside your character.
Look at the sky. The spires go all the way up and can be seen at a
Do not try to lock on to Picassos. Weapons will lose their lock when
they turn edge-on . Just follow them at a medium pace, leading your
character's shots (that is, fire at where the Picasso will be when
the shot gets there).
If there is a Tork around, there will probably be others.
Venuses always travel in pairs.
Do not kill Chance until all the lower bosses have been killed. Most
of the bosses can be killed with Nukeya, or by standing in the
healing spire and blasting away at them.
Save game bug:
Occasionally, a saved game can become corrupted and cause the game to
freeze. One way to avoid this is to use all the save game slots
available. If this problem develops, go back to an earlier save and