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Portal Runner (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

Portal Runner

Developer: 3DO Company
Publisher: 3DO Company
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in US: September 10, 2001
Released in EU: October 19, 2001


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.


An impressively bad spin-off of the Army Men series, Portal Runner was released to poor reviews, which 3DO's CEO took surprisingly personally.

Hidden Cheats

A total of five cheats, never before found by the internet can be inputted below. To input them you must be inside the pause menu in-game. You must be holding either L1 or L2 while inputting the cheats. This is stated below what button you need to hold first before inputting the desired cheat. After inputting a cheat, you will hear a sound confirming correct cheat input.

Hold L1 While Entering Cheat Hold L2 While Entering Cheat Pause Screen Inputs Cheat Effect
Yes No Left, Up, Right, Down, Square, Circle, Down, R2, Up, R1 Changes the game's aspect ratio.
Yes No Left, Right, Circle, Square, R1, R2, Up, Square, Down, Circle Grants invincibility.
No Yes Left, Right, Left, Up, Down, Up, Circle, Circle, Square, Up Grants unlimited arrows.
No Yes Circle, Square, R1, R2, Square, Circle, Up, Up, Square, Square Grants all arrows and unlimited Basic Arrows.
No Yes Square, Circle, R1, R2, Up, Down, Circle, R1, Circle, R2 It is unclear what this cheat does.
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Cheats

Below are cheats not normally accessible anymore. However, they can be restored with a GameShark / CodeBreaker code for the NTSC-U version of the game. This code replaces the cheat "Changes the game's aspect ratio". Enter the following code and press the desired button combination.

Master Code (for console only)
901EAF30 0C07AB74
D02E6382 0000FFED
2020ED50 0011D948
D02E6382 0000FFBD
2020ED50 0011D980
D02E6382 0000FF7D
2020ED50 0011D9F8
D02E6382 0000FFDD
2020ED50 0011DA70

With the above code on, enter one of the button combinations below before inputting the cheat "Changes the game's aspect ratio".

  • L3 + D-Pad Up = Increases health bar by one.
  • L3 + D-Pad Down = Hurt Vikki. Yeah. That's all this cheat does.
  • L3 + D-Pad Left = It's unclear what this cheat does.
  • L3 + D-Pad Right = Endurance Mode.

With Endurance Mode cheat active, this makes the text "Endurance Mode" appear on-screen. Unpausing makes you lose the level. You will restart with the text still on the screen. This unused game mode times your progress in the level. You will fail the level if you're not quick enough to complete the level. It's unclear what you may be rewarded with after completing this mode.

(Source: Original TCRF research)