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Title Screen

BattleTanx

Developer: 3DO Company
Publisher: 3DO Company
Platform: Nintendo 64
Released in US: December 31, 1998


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


Earth Needs Women! ...with tanks.

Hmmm...
To do:
document the game breaking bug of using the infinite health cheat in a bonus level

Hidden Cheats

Inside the cheats section of the game, there is four hidden cheats however, only two of which have proper cheat names. They can be inputted with some GameShark trickery. The two cheat strings that can be inputted are: "??????????" and "DUMMYHAHA". There is no letters "A", "?" and "U" in the input code screen. However, there is codes to force the game to display the letters. You can find the codes in their own sections on this page.

?????????? (cheat)

This rewards you with the cheat, "VALID LEVEL CODE" when correctly inputting it. This enables level select for campaign mode. Unfortunately, you cannot use any of the maps that are in level select that are not designed for campaign mode. There is a remedy for this in the next section. Apply the following GameShark code to properly input this code:

Replaces "C" with "?" in INPUT CODE screen
80135681 003F

This GameShark code replaces the letter "C" with "?". You cannot see the question mark. It will just be a blank spot where "C" used to be, however it is technically a question mark. Input ten question marks to enable this cheat. You will need to count them, or just start mashing "A" button on the blank spot as ten letters is the max this screen can handle.

BattleTanx - Hidden cheat2.png

BattleTanx - Level select.png

The levels, MPWharf, MPMissile, Spare 1, Spare 2, Spare 3 and Spare 4 do not work.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

DUMMYHAHA (cheat)

When inputting this code you will be rewarded with the cheat, "TOD CHEAT". What are you rewarded with? Invincibility, unlimited ammo, automatic radar at the start of each match and level select (for campaign mode). Neat!

You can force the game to display the letters "A" and "U" with the following GameShark code:

Replaces "B" and "Z" with "A" and "U" in INPUT CODE screen
80135680 0041
80135695 0055

This code now enables the letters by replacing "B" and "Z" respectively. You can now input this cheat. Input DUMMYHAHA to enable this cheat.

BattleTanx - Hidden cheat1.png

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unreferenced Cheats

These two cheats have no proper cheat text so you cannot input them ever however, we have more GameShark trickery so we can enable them both.

This unknown cheat disables the HUD and you can no longer properly see the pause menu. It does not refer to any cheat text at all. Enable this with the following GameShark code:

80135770 0001

The following cheat enables you to always have radar at the start of each match. It is enabled when you input DUMMYHAHA cheat. It could have been its own cheat at one point. You can enable this with the following GameShark code:

80135761 0001


(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Levels

When you spawn in most of these unused levels you will get stuck inside a clump of tanks. However with more GameShark trickery you can bypass that. Apply the following code to disable collisions for Player 1 making it so you can explore these maps:

Disable Collisions
812D858A 0000

To enter one of these levels, apply its corresponding GameShark code then enter a single player or multiplayer map that is not under "Campaign" to play on these levels.

Intro Level

This level has a couple of hidden pickups in it. You can not normally enter this map. You can enter this level be activating the following GameShark code:

81135676 0000
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Crimson Gate (Multiplayer Version)

It appears Crimson Gate was once going to be a multiplayer map. It has proper spawn points for each team. The map is quite cramped however which is probably the reason why it went unused as a multiplayer level. You can enter this level be activating the following GameShark code:

Crimson Gate (Multiplayer Version)
81135676 000E

BattleTanx - Bridge.png

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Test 2

One of the cutscene levels normally not playable. You can enter this level be activating the following GameShark code:

81135676 0019
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Test 3

Appears to be a half finished version of Lake Shore Drive. You can enter this level be activating the following GameShark code:

81135676 001A
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Weapons

Four unused weapons can be found in game code. Only two of these unused weapons function. They can be put back in your inventory. These two weapons are "Laser Nuke" (only used by the AI in the intro cinematic and cannot be found in game normally) and "SMOKESCREEN". Smokescreen creates a cloud of smoke and doesn't appear to do anything interesting. Apply the following GameShark code to put the two functional weapons in your inventory (must have at least one weapon already in you inventory):

Put "Lazer Nuke" and "SMOKESCREEN" in your inventory
812D8614 0064
812D861C 0064

The other two unused weapons that do not function can be put back in your inventory as well with this code.

Put unknown weapons in inventory
812D8610 0064
812D8612 0064


(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Pickups

Two unused pickups can be found within game code. The two pickups are "FLAMER" and "SMOKESCREEN". "FLAMER" most likely appeared later in BattleTanx: Global Assault. It's unclear what "SMOKESCREEN" would ever be used for.

You can apply the following code if you wish to see them in game. These codes only work on the Intro Level. Be sure to go there to see them. This code replaces the four nukes found in that map.

Replaces the four nukes with FLAMER
802C5473 0006
802C54BB 0006
802C5503 0006
802C554B 0006

Or:

Replaces the four nukes with SMOKESCREEN
802C5473 0010
802C54BB 0010
802C5503 0010
802C554B 0010
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Song

A rather plain song can be found left in the game and does not play anywhere.