NES Classic Edition
The NES Classic Edition has quickly become the hottest console to own. YouTube/Nintendo

At this point, there is no doubt that the NES Classic Edition has been one of the hottest items these last few weeks. Those lucky enough to have gotten their hands on a unit are able to easily access some of the best retro games -- and their respective cheats -- that an older generation loved.

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“Simon’s Quest”

The second game in the “Castlevania” series, “Simon’s Quest,” has gotten a reputation as being a relatively difficult game to play. As CinemaBlend reported, this is likely because game developers needed games to be difficult so players would keep paying to play at arcades. Nevertheless, NES Classic Edition players have an easier way out of it.

To cheat this particular game, players simply need to head over to the password screen and enter “MLIT WVCW T3KU SFZC.” Doing so will give players all the weapons and all the items found in the game.


Another relatively difficult game to complete that is found in the NES Classic Edition lineup is “Metroid.” When the game is booted up, gamers simply need to input “JUSTIN BAILEY ----- ------.” This will remove Samus’ armour, and players will begin the game with 225 missiles in their arsenal.

“Mega Man 2”

The trick to getting far in “Mega Man 2” is having the weapon necessary for each specific battle. And depending on the order of battles provided, players might not luck on the necessary weapons -- but this can be fixed. By entering “ A-5, B-2, B-4, C-1, C-3, C-5, D-4, D-5, E-2,” players will gain access to all weapons in the game. Furthermore, an entire quarter of energy tanks will be provided as well.

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The NES Classic Edition is a redesign of the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System. The revamped console comes preinstalled with 30 games from that era. Other than those mentioned above, the device also has copies of “Balloon Fight,” “Bubble Bobble,” “Castlevania,” “Castlevania II: Simon's Quest,” “Donkey Kong,” “Donkey Kong Jr.,” “Double Dragon II: The Revenge,” “Dr. Mario,” “Excitebike,” “Final Fantasy,” “Galaga,” “Ghosts'n Goblins,” “Gradius,” “Ice Climber,” “Kid Icarus,” “Kirby's Adventure,” “Mario Bros.,” “Ninja Gaiden,” “Pac-Man,” “Punch-Out! Featuring Mr. Dream,” “StarTropics,” “Super C,” “Super Mario Bros.,” “Super Mario Bros. 2,” “Super Mario Bros. 3,” “Tecmo Bowl,” “The Legend of Zelda” and “Zelda II: The Adventure of Link."