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Title Screen

Menace Beach

Also known as: Sunday Funday
Developer: Color Dreams
Publisher: Color Dreams
Platform: Unlicensed NES
Released in US: 1990


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


Menace Beach tells the heartwarming tale of a boy who must defeat ninjas, clowns, Elvis impersonators, and other dangerous foes to save his kidnapped girlfriend – all while riding a skateboard.

Four years later, Wisdom Tree dug up the game and reskinned it to make the Christian-themed Sunday Funday.

Unused Graphics

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Are the graphics the only thing left?

MB JetSkiGraphics.png

Menace Beach was supposed to have a jet ski bonus level but it got cut from the final game. However, graphics for Scooter on the jet ski as well as graphics for the background, water and points still remain within the ROM.

Level Skip

Menace Beach (Color Dreams) -!--1.png

There are two different ways to trigger this cheat.

Option 1

At the title screen, press Left, Select, Left (×6), Up (×6), Right (×6). (For Sunday Funday, use 7 presses instead of 6)

White parts of the screen should flash red every time you press the correct button (except first Left). A sound will play if the code is entered correctly. Finally, press B to trigger the cheat and the message "YOU BIG CHEATERHEAD!" appears and another sound will play.

Now you can skip the level you're in by pressing B + Select during the game.

(Source: CaH4e3)

Option 2

Start a new game, then press Up + A + B on Controller 1 and Up on Controller 2 at the same time. If done correctly, you will be sent back to the title screen. Like above, press B + Select during the game to skip levels.

(Source: CaH4e3)

Hidden Message

Menace Beach (Color Dreams) -!--0.png

Complete the game (or just use the level skip cheat) then, when the ending animation sequence ends and the message "PRESS A TO REPLAY SCREEN, PRESS START TO RESTART GAME" appears, press and hold Down + Left + Select.

While holding these buttons, a sound will play 10 times, then 5 times in row. Immediately, the message will appear at the bottom of the screen.

(Source: CaH4e3)
  STOP! HIDDEN MESSAGE TIME!
I'D LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING
 GOOFBALLS FOR BEING MY BUDS.
KEITH THE STICK, GARY "ELVEZ"
THE MASTER WORDSMITH, RUSTY THE
 SURFING CARROT TOP, BOOBALA
THE GREAT, KAREN JO THE SPARE
DANCING POOL SHARK, AND LAST
BUT STILL LOST, JIM THE DUDE!
 NINA'S LAST NAME IS BEDNER.

Sunday Funday - Fishfall Credits

In Sunday Funday, two extra programs are included; Fishfall, which is a released version of Roger Deforest's Free Fall, and 4Him The Ride, a karaoke of the song "The Ride" by Christian pop band 4Him. In Free Fall, there are more credits than Fishfall.

Free Fall Credits Fishfall Credits
DESIGNED, PROGRAMMED,
PIXELIZED, AND SCORED BY:
ROGER DEFOREST

WITH INVALUABLE HELP FROM:
VANCE KOZIK, JIM TREADWAY,
TONY BERRIOS, DAVID BRAUN,
GORDON JUNG, DAN BURKE,
AND SCOTT DUCKETT

COSMIC SANITY SUPPLIED BY:
THE MYSTERIOUS AMY EHMANN
DESIGNED, PROGRAMMED,
PIXELIZED, AND SCORED BY:
ROGER DEFOREST

ADDITIONAL CODING AND
ARTWORK BY
VANCE AND DEBBIE

It is unknown who Debbie is, but Vance is Vance Kozik, who also programmed Menace Beach.

Room 17

Hmmm...
To do:
How does one access this room with Game Genie?
Menacebeach mb 17.png

In Menace Beach, there will be 9 lives for you to pick up, and upon falling down the hole, you'll be taken to the start of World 4. Room plays overworld theme.

Menacebeach sf 17.png Menacebeach sf 17 in game.png

In Sunday Funday though, the game will just freeze, and will display the screen differently depending on where you teleported from. To the left, teleported from the title screen, to the right, teleported from in-game. Room plays any music that was already playing.

This room can be accessed by opening the HEX editor, and in NES memory, changing the first set to 17. This method of teleporting to different rooms can be used in Color Dreams' games which use the Kungfu engine (Secret Scout, Operation Secret Storm, Challenge of the Dragon), and also Free/Fish Fall.

254 lives

By using the teleporting method described above, you can access this development leftover cheat by teleporting from the title screen to any destination without having started a game. You will have 254 lives (Although the first digit of the number isn't displayed), which is the max number of lives you can have, and an infinite set of hearts, if you don't pick any other heart.