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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.