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The Lawnmower Man (SNES)

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Title Screen

The Lawnmower Man

Also known as: Virtual Wars (JP)
Developer: Sales Curve Interactive
Publishers: T·HQ (US), Storm (EU), Coconuts Japan (JP),
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: February 11, 1994
Released in US: November 1993
Released in EU: 1994


LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

And you were just a scroll away from being fired too...
Oh dear, I do believe I have the vapors.
This page contains content that is not safe for work or other locations with the potential for personal embarrassment.
Such as: Strong swear words.


Level Select

Lawnmower Man SNES Level Select.png

There's a secret cheat mode activated by pausing the game, pressing B, R, A, Select, Select, Y, A, B, Y, A, B, and un-pausing.

A few special features will be available, some of them used for various kinds of stage selecting/skipping. To use them, pause the game again, input one of the following button codes, and then un-pause.

  • During "VR" levels, press A to instantly complete the level. If you use this code in "SUBURBIA" side-scrolling levels, the game will reset.
  • During side-scrolling levels, press A, L, L, Select to enter "NIGEL WAYNE MODE" which is some kind of level select allowing you to start from any desired level or sublevel.
  • Also during side-scrolling levels, press A, B, B, A to instantly activate the boss "VR" level entry door.
  • Press B, R, R ,A, Select, Select, Y, A, B, Y, A, B, then unpause and repause and press R, A, Select, Y for infinite lives.
  • Pressing L or R repeatedly while paused will advance the game frame by frame.

Note, that L and R in all codes above may either be the Shoulder or the D-Pad buttons.

Regional Differences

The game (and the movie) are known as Virtual Wars in Japan.

US/Europe Japan
Lawnmower Man SNES Title.png LawnmowerManSNES TitleJP.png

Swear Filter

Oddly enough, but only when the cheat mode were enabled, upon entering a name on the high score table, the game will check an internal list to detect swear words. When you're about to enter the last letter, the game will exclude it from the input list so you can't select it.

The game's credits list one "CRAIG" as a playtester, and credit "REAL" for composing some of the game's music. "SEGA" and "SONIC" also forbidden. The final three entries mean shit, cock, and pussy in Swedish, respectively.

FUCK
SHIT
BALLS
WANK
CUNT
BUM
TIT
BUGGER
TOSS
PRICK
BOLLOCK
BOLLOX
PISS
SEX
CRAIG
REAL
WHORE
SLAG
SEGA
PENIS
SONIC
PUSSY
CLIT
WILLY
DICK
BOTTOM
FANNY
BEAVER
BREAST
DOGGY
CELERY
TURNIP
BANANA
COCK
CACA
SKIT
KUK
FITTA