Battle select: Quickly press Up, Down, Up, Down,
Left, Right, Left, Right, Up,
Right, Down, Left, B, C, B,
C, B, C when the Sega logo appears. Music
will confirm correct code entry.
Configuration mode: Quickly press Up, Down, Up, Down,
Left, Right, Left, Right, Up,
Right, Down, Left, Up, B when
the Sega logo appears. Music will confirm correct code entry.
Hold Start while choosing to begin a new game or continue
and character selection. A configuration menu with turbo speed,
auto battle, enemy control, and game completion options will be
Configuration mode 2: Quickly press Up, Down, Up, B,
C, Right, Left, Up, Down, Up,
B, C, Right, Left when the Sega logo
appears. Music will confirm correct code entry.
Expert mode: Enable the "Configuration mode" code and
complete the game. Reset the Genesis and start a new game. Additional
difficulty options will be selectable.
Name all characters: Enable the "Configuration mode" code and
complete the game. Reset the Genesis and start a new game. Name
your character, highlight the "Exit" option on the character
name screen, and press A + Start. Another character
will be displayed and can be named. Repeat this process to name
all the characters.
Sound test: Enable the "Configuration mode" code and
complete the game. Reset the Genesis and start a new game. Highlight
a saved game file and quickly hold Start + Up +
In the Japanese version, when the witch asks you to select your
saved game file, choose a file that has already been completed
(or set a file with the "Configuration mode" code),
then hold Up + Start and pressA.
Final Boss battle: Complete the game and wait approximately five minutes
when the phrase "The End" is displayed. The phrase "and
more...?" will appear. Press A, B, or C
to enter a final battle with all the Bosses.
Hint: Hidden ending: Wait a few minutes at the very end of the game, when
it shows the jewels and says "Fin". Eventually, the
words "And more" will appear up and you will advance
into the Nexus to fight every Boss in the game except for the
Kraken and Taros (who are replaced by two Mist Demons). This includes
Information in this section was contributed by Corey S.
Hint: Finding Hanzou: As soon as you enter Runefaust/Protectra, search the
bush with flowers to find Hanzou.
Information in this section was contributed by xxxjusto72xxx.
Hint: Mithril: Before the first fight, go behind the Grans Tower.
There is just a ledge there, and you will not be able to see your
characters. Face north somewhere along there while searching or
pressing C to find Mithril.
Information in this section was contributed Infested_Ferret.
In Parmicia, when you go to the town where you get May, go to
the sand box. Press C to search everywhere in it to find
Information in this section was contributed by Deanna Peterson.
Hint: Get all four people in Creeds Mansion:
Wait until a scene with odd eye appears. Then return
to Creeds Mansion. When the remaining three people are spoken
to they will ask to go with you. Answer yes to have them join.
Information in this section was contributed by KevSpidey.
Hint: Bonus stage: Get the caravan to travel through the rocks and into
a field. This is before the field where you reach the mansion.
When you approach from the rocky river and pass by the cave where
the dwarves are trying to dig through to the other side, use the
caravan again to pass through another small rocky river section
to reach a wide open field. Look there for a one-square wide patch
of slightly lighter green and walk to it. You will find yourself
in a type of inn. Find your way around the back of the inn in
a clockwise direction starting from the front door. If you succeed,
you will find yourself in the right forest of the inn. Keep pressing
Right along the screen and you will enter a special timed
bonus stage, which does record your time. In it, you must kill
the blob in the shortest time possible. This stage is great for
characters that need to acquire experience.
Information in this section was contributed by Reinaldo Quiles.
Hint: Easy levels: Enable the "Configuration mode" code to control
the enemies in the battle just before entering Creed's mansion.
Make the person drop the Protect Ring. You can do this as many
times as desired if you egress from the battle and buy it from
the specials shop. Use it on five separate characters at once,
needing only 100 experience points to level up. You only need
to do it four times to level up.
Information in this section was contributed by Michael Epperson.
Hint: Easy levels for Sheela: When you are in the battle with Odd Eye have Sheela
cast Boost 2 on the group at the start of the battle. Be sure
not to move anyone, and have her cast it as many times as she
can. Then, leave the battle, return, and repeat the process as
many times as desired. Each time should raise her level anywhere
from one to four times, depending on how high your MP is. The
process can also be used with any other person who knows Boost,
such as Sarah.
Information in this section was contributed by Alchotraz.
Hint: Higins Spell for Slade: Slade must be equipped with the Chirup Sandals at the
battle in Matula's Temple in order to get this spell.
Information in this section was contributed by A Mabley.
Hint: Unstoppable healer: Unlike in the original Shining Force, when a
healer (Monk or Priest) casts the healing spell they will get
on average 10 experience points. You can use this to your advantage
to get all of your healers up to level 40 with a bit of time,
then promote them and get them to level 99 where they will all
have Attack, Defense, and HP with ?? (above 100). You can make
a powerful team of characters where just one of them alone can
take on an entire last battle by themselves and kill Zeon very
quickly. You can also get Sarah with the Powerball and make her
an all-out powerhouse who takes very little damage and deals about
80-120 damage per hit, depending on who you are fighting.
Information in this section was contributed by Samuel Daugherty.