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Army Men: Sarge's Heroes (Nintendo 64)
|Army Men: Sarge's Heroes|
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.
Potential debug menu.
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
A cheat menu can be enabled with the GameShark code and pausing during gameplay.
|US||800992E0||Aug 4 1999 17:04:08|
|Europe||8009D46B||Jan 31 2000 17:21:38|
|The Army Men series|
|Nintendo 64||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes • Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2|
|PlayStation||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes • Army Men: Air Attack • Army Men: Air Attack 2|
|PlayStation 2||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 • Army Men: Air Attack 2 • Army Men: Sarge's War • Portal Runner|
|Windows||Army Men: Sarge's Heroes|
|Game Boy Color||Portal Runner|
|Game Boy Advance||Army Men Advance|