Almost since the invention of the video game there has been a way to enter a video game cheat code. Anyone who has played Contra on Nintendo can probably recite the cheat code for unlimited life. It is OK that you just recited the code in your head! These are the types of video game cheat codes that are available — unlimited health, unlimited ammo, unlocking hidden levels and even ways to skip levels.
Evolution of Video Game Cheats
At first these cheats had to be entered into the game before game play began or with a special cartridge, such as Game Genie. There were also video game cheats that needed to be discovered within the game play, sometimes you were given hints and sometimes you discovered them by accident. Either way they changed the way the game was played. Now cheats are more interactive and are considered more like bonuses than actual cheats, they may ask you to enter a code or you may be rewarded. There has always been a certain order. In which these cheats can be used and game creators have embraced the effort of game players to hunt for the cheats.
Where Are the Cheats
There are many websites, magazines, and published guides available to game players. The off line guides can be found at gaming stores, department stores, and even some video stores that rent video games. You can even subscribe to magazines that provide the cheats for the most recent games and some of the classics. Websites number in the hundreds if not thousands; some are dedicated to specific games while others cover a broad range of games and systems.
While searching for these video game cheats the only thing to be cautious of is that you have the correct game system. Different codes are setup for different systems based on the system setup.
Now that you have the video games cheats go and beat that game!