Army Men: Sarge's Heroes (Nintendo 64)
|Army Men: Sarge's Heroes|
This game has a notes page
First release in a trilogy of "Sarge" games in the Army Men series which were ported excessively. Frustrating for its poor collision, slow-as-molasses controls and poorly-functioning radar, and its tendency to kill you near the end of very long levels without extra lives or a way to continue.
Main Debug Menu
A debug menu is present in the game, however it is missing several key functions for it to work properly. Firstly, it is missing the controller routines which would allow you to enter the options and scroll through the menu. It also appears to be missing sub-function calls to the sub-menus as well. There are several uncalled functions still in the game that relate to this menu in some way. For those that are curious, you can visit that game's notes page to view these functions.
The below code replaces the mini map in-game with the debug menu.
A cheat menu can be enabled with the GameShark code and pausing during gameplay.
An unreferenced test menu can be re-enabled with the below code. This replaces the Cheat Menu in the above section.
|GAMMA CORRECT||Changes gamma settings.|
|DISPLAY BBOXES||Displays only actors.|
|WIREFRAME||Enable wireframe rendering.|
|WHITEBG||Enables a white background when wireframe is on.|
|PLASTOSHEEN TM||Enables or disables the plastic shine on characters.|
|PROFILE INFO||No longer functions.|
|POSITION INFO||Enables statistics on-screen. This is the same effect as the THDTST password.|
|TEST ORDER||Unknown but should do something.|
|SWITCH CAMERA||No longer functions. Nothing uses this address it stores to.|
Level Select Menu
An unreferenced level select menu can be re-enabled with the below code. This replaces the Cheat Menu in the above section. This was likely going to be used with the unused all levels password.
Enter THDTST as a cheat. Once entered, the message "Test Info" will be displayed, confirming the code input.
Here's an overview of what these values refer to:
|157||Facing Direction (out of 360°)|
|544||X Position (Alternate 1)|
|76||Z Position (Alternate 1)|
|749||Y Position (Alternate 1)|
|552||X Position (Alternate 2)|
|96||Z Position (Alternate 2)|
|741||Y Position (Alternate 2)|
The alternate X/Y/Z positions track certain parts of the player's body, whereas the main set refers to the entire body.
Present in the ROM are five additional passwords that are dummied out thanks to an inability to enter lowercase characters. To re-enable these, remove the three lowercase Zs. Interestingly, the "All Levels" cheat is displayed after finishing the final level, complete with the three Zs at the beginning. This seems to indicate that either this cheat was intended to be revealed when you beat the game, or that the devs were so bad at coding they didn't bother to bugfix the password list for the last level. The All Levels cheat seems incomplete, and doesn't appear to do anything but take you to the final level. The Continues cheat also seems unfinished and doesn't appear to do anything; you certainly don't resurrect or get another chance when dying or failing in Campaign missions. The "Living Large" cheat has (even worse) serious collision issues and you can actually get completely stuck climbing up ledges.
Alternately, you can apply the following GameShark code to re-enable all of the above cheats. Omit the lower case z's when inputting them.
810989EC 444E 810989EE 5354 810989F0 484D 810989F2 4E00 81098A14 4D4D 81098A16 5254 81098A18 4C00 81098A40 434E 81098A42 544E 80098A44 0000 81098A54 444E 81098A56 4C56 81098A58 5348 81098A5A 5346 80098A5C 0000 81098AF8 4C56 81098AFA 4E47 81098AFC 4C52 81098AFE 4700
|US||800992E0||Aug 4 1999 17:04:08|
|Europe||8009D46B||Jan 31 2000 17:21:38|
Unused Weapon Type
Present in the game is a weapon named "Binoculars". This was likely suppose to be an airstrike at one point. Apply the below code to replace the M16's bullets with Binocular bullets.
The below text are referencing more cheat menu options that are no longer in the game.
0x800a5b08 SELECT LEVEL 0x800a5b18 NEXT LEVEL 0x800a5ab4 TIN SOLDIER 0x800a5ac0 SUPER SARGE 0x800a5a6c FIRST PERSON 0x800a5b90 TIMING BARS 0x800a5b80 TARGET CURSOR
Pressing R + L + C-Down during gameplay will reset your position to the last checkpoint. You can also use this in multiplayer.
|The Army Men series|
|Game Boy Color||Army Men • Army Men 2 • Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 • Portal Runner|
|Game Boy Advance||Army Men Advance • Army Men: Operation Green|
|Nintendo 64||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes • Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 • Army Men: Air Combat|
|GameCube||Army Men: Air Combat - The Elite Missions|
|PlayStation||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes • Army Men: Air Attack • Army Men: Air Attack 2 • Army Men: 3D|
|PlayStation 2||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 • Army Men: Air Attack 2 • Army Men: Green Rogue • Army Men: Sarge's War • Portal Runner|
|Windows||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes • Army Men II|