Star Fighter

Additional lives

When down to a one or two lives, press X while in the statistics screen to return to the Main Menu. Leave the game in the Main Menu and allow the credits and high scores to be displayed. Let the demo mode start and cycle several times. Note, this may take 15-30 minutes. Save the game and start a mission. The game will continue with a few more lives. Use this procedure with caution, as your ship's engine, shields, control, and laser strength may be changed after the additional lives are added.

An extra life is also awarded when your point total reaches 250,000, 500,000, 750,000, or 1,000,000.

Cheat mode

Cheat mode is enabled through the "Configure" option from the main menu. Select the "Enter Player Name" option from the configure menu. Enter COFFEE_N_PICKLE as a name (note the two spaces). Select the "Enter Player Name" option again. The phrase "CHEAT NOW" will appear at the bottom of the name entry screen to confirm correct code entry. The game will now accept one of the following names to activate various cheats. More than one code can be active at one time.

Display hidden bonuses

Enable the "Cheat mode" code. Enter SHOW_ME (note the single space) as a player name. Hidden bonuses in the game will be displayed.

Hint saving the game

To save a game after completing a level, press X when the mission selection screen is displayed. The Options screen will appear, allowing the game to be saved.


Enable the "Cheat mode" code. Enter DANIEL_DEFOE (note the single space) as a player name. A ship with full armaments and capabilities will be available. Note that the ship does not have wing pods and does not resemble a true Megaship. However, unlike a true Megaship the enhanced ship will be permanent.

Mission select

Enable the "Cheat mode" code. Enter ROGER_THE_CAT (note the two spaces) as a player name. Any mission within a pyramid may be selected for game play. Press LS when a mission is highlighted to mark it as completed.

Pyramid select

Enable the "Cheat mode" code. Enter WAG as a player name. A new option labeled "SELECT LEVEL" will appear on the main menu below "NEW GAME". This will allow selection of a specific pyramid for game play.