Earlier in the week I bought a copy of Metroid for my GameBoy Advance. I used to love that game, would stay up incredibly late with my friends and try to beat it back in the late 80's. I was never any good at the game and generally considered it the hardedst Nintendo game I'd ever played. Mostly because I didn't own it and never had a chance to get better at it...and no subscription to Nintendo Power to help either.
Anyway, I sat down tonight and started playing, no cheating. I didn't get very far. So I started trying to cheat. Like I always used to. I couldn't remember the one bitchin code that everybody used back in the day so I did some searching on the net to find a good code. I found this one:
Which apparently puts you into a debug mode that gives you all weapons, infinite health and infinite missiles. Initially I thought this had something to do with a sword, but it makes a lot more sense for it to be: "NAR PASSWORD" where NAR means "North American Release". Hehe. I could barely remember how to get around in the game but I managed to beat it in about 1.5 hours. I didn't get to see Samus in the bikini but I did see the Leotard.
The code that was famous back then was
JUSTIN BAILEY. According to the Wikipedia article it was just a fluke, not a programmer of the game like we all believed.
So, a few codes and 19 years later, I finally got to destroy the mother brain and see the credits roll. Hehe.