Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Enter INVULN as a name. Then, use the Invulnerability
as an item.
Permanent super shot with large crossbow:
Enter SSHOTS as a name.
Permanent Pojo the Chicken:
Enter EGG911 or POJO as a name.
Permanent Anti-Death and unlimited levitation:
Enter 1ANGEL as a name.
Enter 000000 as a name.
Permanent x-ray vision:
Enter PEEKIN as a name.
Permanent full turbo:
Enter PURPLE as a name.
Permanent triple shot:
Enter MENAGE as a name.
Permanent reflect shot:
Enter REFLEX as a name.
Permanent shrink enemy and growth:
Enter DELTA1 as a name.
Always have nine potions and keys:
Enter ALLFUL as a name.
Enter XSPEED as a name.
Enter QCKSHT as a name.
10,000 gold per level:
Enter 10000K as a name.
Enter SATAN as a name.
Dwarf is a large jester:
Enter ICE600 as a name.
Dwarf in S&M costume:
Enter NUD069 as a name.
Jester is a stick figure with smiley face:
Enter STX222 as a name.
Jester is a stick figure with baseball
Enter KJH105 as a name.
Jester is a stick figure with Mohawk head:
Enter PNK666 as a name.
Knight is a Roman centurion:
Enter BAT900 as a name.
Knight is a ninja (sword and claws) costume:
Enter TAK118 as a name.
Knight is a bald man in street clothes
(Sean Gugler) :
Enter STG333 as a name.
Knight is an orange-skirted waitress:
Enter KAO292 as a name.
Knight wears street clothes (Chris Sutton):
Enter CSS222 as a name.
Knight wears street clothes:
Enter ARV984 as a name.
Knight wears street clothes and baseball
Enter DIB626 as a name.
Knight is a quarterback:
Enter RIZ721 as a name.
Knight wears black karate outfit with twin
Enter SJB964 as a name.
Knight wears black outfit and cape:
Enter DARTHC as a name.
Valkyrie as the grim reaper with bloody
Enter TWN300 as a name.
Valkyrie as a Japanese school girl:
Enter AYA555 as a name.
Valkyrie as a cheerleader with baton:
Enter CEL721 as a name.
Warrior with an ogre costume:
Enter CAS400 as a name.
Warrior as an Orc Boss:
Enter MTN200 as a name.
Warrior with a rat head:
Enter RAT333 as a name.
Wizard with an evil appearance:
Enter GARM99 as a name.
Wizard as an undead lich:
Enter GARM00 as a name.
Wizard as a pharaoh:
Enter DES700 as a name.
Wizard as an alien:
Enter SKY100 as a name.
Wizard as Sumner:
Enter SUM224 as a name.
Press L at the Midway Games screen to see how
the story begins.
Play the first level three or more times, then go to
the Section level. Play that level two times to unlock another
section of levels.
Pause game play and do not press any buttons. Eventually
some axes will start flying around the screen.
Hint: Defeating Bosses:
An easy way to defeat the Bosses is to buy four or
five of the following items before the fight: Triple Shot, Rapid
Fire, a magical amulet (Acid, Light, Fire, etc.) that the Boss
is weak against. Get close and press the button as fast as possible.
It is amazing how quickly the Boss' life goes down. This strategy
can be used for every Boss in the game and also makes the Spider
Queen very easy.
If you have at least 10,000 gold, buy two Invincibilitys, two
Rapid Fires, two Super Shots, and two Phoenixes. Use the rest
of the money on any of those four to have some extras. Enter the
battle and just hold A. You will not get hurt and the Boss
will die in a few seconds.
Buy about eight or more Thunder Hammers. Go to any Boss, turn
your Thunder Hammer on, and run up to it. Repeatedly hit it with
the Thunder Hammer (tap A as quickly as possible). You
will rarely get hurt, because when you are swinging the hammer
you are invincible. You then will hit your target and swing again
immediately after that. Your may need to buy more Thunder Hammers
depending on the Boss. You will also get some gold and experience
while defeating the Boss. This is also a good way to increase
Chaz the magic bum.
By lots of Super Shot and do not stop shooting at the Boss. Note:
This will not work against the Lich and Spider Queen.
Buy a lot of Thunder Hammers. When you reach the Boss' level,
run directly up next to it and repeatedly attack. You will continuously
attack without taking a lot of damage. The Boss should die without
much of a fight. If you die before you kill it, buy more Hammers.
This works much better if you are playing a multi-player game.
Have both you and your teammate(s) run up and attack in the same
manner. When you both/all have a full turbo meter, use your team
attack. This will help kill the Boss faster. The Thunder Hammer
trick works well on most of the weaker Bosses. The Boss of the
Dream levels is too wise for this trick, and the final Boss is
too strong. The Spider Queen will hit you frequently. In order
to defeat her easily, start a multi-player game and designate
someone as the punching bag. Whoever plays the punching bag should
run up to the Queen and stand in front of her, causing her to
get distracted by attacking only that person. This will work for
awhile, then she will turn and try to get someone else. Make sure
that the punching bag is always in her way. Buy a lot of invincible
crystals for the punching bag character. Remember, if an item
is timed, it will run out twice as fast in a Boss battle. The
punching bag can attack the Queen and is recommended, especially
since that means more damage faster. Also, do not forget to use
your Team Attacks. They will deal a large sum of damage.
As a Jester or Archer, stand far from the Boss and fire repeated
shots at it. When it gets ready to fire long range attacks, stop
firing and move. It will miss and become vulnerable. Note: This
will not work with the Lich or Spider Queen.
This trick requires a lot of money. Go to the shop and buy a lot
of Super Shots. Continuously fire at the Boss. The Boss will be
attacking you, but you will not lose any health.
Hint: Defeating the Dragon:
In single player mode, buy about 7 Lightning Breaths
and stand directly next to him and use them. In two player mode,
buy about 4 Lightning Breaths for each player and do the same
thing. For three player mode, buy about 3 Lightning Bolts, and
for four player mode, but two to three each.
Buy five or more Reflective Shields (and some Amulets if desired).
As soon as you start, use your full magic attack to clear the
rocks directly in front of you. Then, put on your Amulet (if available)
and get your shield ready. Start throwing your big attack at him
and put up your shield whenever he shoots a single fire ball.
Then, turn your shield off to save power. You only will get hurt
when he shoots two fire balls or stomps his foot. He should die
quickly. If he uses his fire breath, you are too close -- back
away. This is an easy way to gain levels and money.
Purchase at least seven Lighting Breaths before starting the level.
When you get to the Boss you will see a large number of walls.
Go to the one that is closest to the dragon. Wait until it attacks.
Immediately after its attack ends, jump out from behind the rock
and use your Lighting Breath. Immediately jump back behind it
when the dragon goes away. Repeat this until the wall is gone
then move to the one next to you and continue the same process
until you win. Every time the wall disappears there will be some
sort of food; make sure you get it.
Hint: Defeating Plague:
Go to the far upper right or left. You should be directly
next to his vat. This is his blind spot, and very few attacks
can reach you. Just fire away at him until he is dead. Note: This
is best done with two players, one on each side of his vat.
Hint: Defeating Skorne:
Enable the "10,000 gold per level" code.
When you defeat the Wraith, you should have 40,000 gold. Next,
shop and buy 20,000 gold worth of invincibility and 20,000 gold
worth of the Hammer. When you run out of hammers, Skorne should
at least have half of his life gone, and you will still have invincibility
throughout the entire battle. If you run out of invincibility,
use a second player as a sacrifice.
To easily defeat Skorne in the Underworld, first defeat him in
the Desecrated Temple and buy at least 10,000 gold worth of reflective
shield. When you get to Skorne, wear the Gauntlets that he gave
you and your reflective shield. Few of his attacks will hit you,
and he will die within three minutes.
Hint: Defeating Generals:
Fire a strong attack. The General will block it. Then,
fire a turbo attack. Repeat this until they are dead. For a more
powerful hit, use the turbo attack when close to them.
To defeat a General or Golem without spending money or using an
item, when you run into creates, go behind a wall or barrier of
some sort that you can shoot over. Then, use your slow attack
Hint: Defeating Guardians:
Save a lot of treasure (about 3,000 gold). Buy Hammers
with it. This will give you a very long lasting Hammer that will
almost kill whatever Guardian you fight. It is also difficult
for them to hit you while you are attacking with this Hammer.
Hammers also work best for beating on anything you cannot take
down without taking a lot of damage.
Hint: Defeating Gargoyles:
Find or buy three or four hammers. Run up to it and
press A. If you do not want to spend money, shoot it with
your slow attack. Stand far enough away so that it does not get
you when it sprays acid, lightning, or fire, Once it sprays acid,
lightning, or fire, run in one direction then quickly in another.
Its attack will miss you.
Hint: Move while attacking:
Set the controller type to "Robotron". With
this configuration, using the C-stick will cause your character
to shoot his or her basic fast attack in whatever direction the
C-stick is pointing. This, combined with the Analog-stick,
allows you to move while shooting in any direction. It should
be noted that while it is possible to move and shoot by strafing,
doing this only allows you to move back and forth while shooting
ahead. Again, the Robotron method of C-stick and Analog-stick
allows you to move in any direction, rotate, and shoot all at
the same time.
Hint: Character combo:
Tap Quick Attack (default is A) two to
three times, then Strong Attack (default is Y) to
do a special one or two hit combination hit after the normal attacks
are done. These combos do more damage than regular attack and
are useful against mini-Bosses or Bosses who are in short-range
distance (the Spider Queen, Lich, etc.).
Hint: Easy experience:
Killing the Spider Queen repeatedly. She is worth the
best experience. If you have some friends playing, have them use
the "Defeating Bosses" trick for rapid killing. You
can get two to three levels per fight depending on how long your
Use a total of four controllers and start a four player game.
Lead all of your "decoys" into the Spider Queen's lair.
Move them to the middle then kill her with your main character.
After she is defeated, she will drop 44,000 gold and be worth
30,000 experience points.
Go to any level in the Forsaken Province world. Instead of destroying
a generator, keep killing the enemies.
If you have gotten to the Plague Fiend in the Sky World, use the
trick where you go to the top right or left corner and attack
the Plague Fiend for an easier victory. Stay there and throw your
weapon at the Plague Fiend until it dies, then collect the 5 gold
pieces it drops. You should have only lost about 1000 or 2000
health, and at least gained 1 level. When you pick up all the
coins, you should have about 10,000 gold. Next, go shopping and
buy all the Meat you can get. Should have a lot of treasure remaining
to buy other items, including add-ons to your attack, speed, defense,
and magic. Repeat this until you have all the items and experience
Go to the third level of the Forsaken Province with the Antideath
item available. Proceed until you get to a place with doors on
both sides of it outside before the fountain. Turn Antideath on
and destroy all of the doors. One will have a Black Death (which
steals a level) inside. Go to it when it runs. Keep running at
it and you will get a level from it because of Antideath.
Save up about 5,000 to 10,000 gold and spend it on Invulnerability,
3-Way Shot, Quick Shot, and Fire Amulets. You should have about
three or four of each. Fight the spider queen, and get close enough
for all three shots to hit, but far enough away to not use close
range attacks. You should kill the Spider Queen quickly with any
character, gain about two levels, and still have all your health.
You will also get 11,000 gold for every player to spend on upgrades
Buy a lot of Thunder Hammers and Invulnerability. Then, stand
in any level with generators (the first level of the first area
recommended). Let the generators make enemies until that area
is almost full. Then, use your Thunder Hammer and you will destroy
some of them. Note: Do not destroy the generator. Repeat this
to gain levels quickly.
The best and easiest way to gain quick levels requires at least
two people. One person must have access to both the Queen Spider
and the Dragon. Go to the Dragon and defeat him twice. Allow the
character in training to take all the money. Spend at least 12,000
gold on Thunder Hammers, then go to the Queen Spider. Have the
character in training run directly up to the Queen Spider and
use the hammers while holding A. Tapping will just wear
you out. The other character should stand to the side. Have the
training character collect the all money, then repeat the process
for defeating the Queen Spider. The character in training can
gain anywhere from two to ten levels per fight.
Hint: Legend class:
Keep leveling your character up to level 99. They will
become a legend, with 9999 health and will not fear the experience
taking grim reaper.
Hint: Easy gold:
Note: This trick requires two controllers. Load an
existing character, then create another character with the "Invincibility"
code. Go to any Boss. Have the invincible character just stand
there and use your character to attack the Boss until it is defeated.
It drops double the gold on a two player game, which your main
character should collect. Repeat this to get as much gold as needed.
Hint: Stronger magic:
When you use magic, it will be stronger depending on
your character's color.
Blue: Lightning potions are stronger and have better radius. Lightning
shields are also larger.
Green: Acid potions are stronger and have better radius. Acid
shields are also stronger
Red: Fire potions are stronger and have better radius. Fire shields
are also stronger.
Yellow: Light potions are stronger and have better radius. Light
shields are also stronger
Hint: Special powers:
Each character, after reaching level 25 and level 50,
will gain special powers by using their magic. The powers listed
will also work for the secret forms of these characters. Also,
all characters at about level 75 to 90 will learn how to use their
magic to heal themselves. Each time you use magic, you will gain
about 3 HP multiplied by how many enemies you kill with your magic.
Warrior or Dwarf
Level 25: Change junk into silver.
Level 50: Change junk into gold.
Wizard or Sorceress
Level 25: Purify poisoned fruit.
Level 50: Purify poisoned meat.
Valkyrie or Knight
Level 25: Stop all on-screen traps for ten seconds.
Level 50: Destroy all on-screen traps.
Archer or Jester
Level 25: All on-screen secret walls will flash.
Level 50: All on-screen secret walls are destroyed.
Hint: Maximum character attributes:
Enable the "10,000 gold per level" code.
You will start the game with 10,000 gold. Go shopping and buy
magic, armor, strength, or speed until you are out of gold. Return
to the game and you will once again have 10,000 gold. Keep buying
attribute level-ups until your character has 999 strength, 999
armor, 999 speed and 999 magic. You can also replenish your health
following a tough level by buying meat until it is restored. Save
your character or this will have to be repeated.
Note: This trick requires four controllers. Make new characters,
but do not save with them. Go to any Boss that you can easily
defeat, such as the dragon. Have other characters just stand there
or draw the Boss' attention away from you. Hammer away at the
boss. When those idle characters die, do not touch that person's
controller. When you finish the Boss, you will get four times
the money you would normally get in one player mode. Use a small
portion of this to fill up your health, and the rest to increase
your stats. Repeat as needed until your stats are at maximum.
Enable the "10,000 gold per level" code. This will give
you 10,000 gold each time you are in the Tower. After every level
when you return to the tower, you will gain 10,000 gold for the
next level. While in the tower, pause the game play and go to
the shop. You should have 10,000 gold. Go to the bottom and spend
it all on stats. Then select "Exit" and you will return
to the tower. When you return, you will once again have 10,000
gold. Return to the shop and keep buying stats. Repeat this until
you have full stats.
Hint: Level 99 Sumner:
To get the level 99 Sumner, go to the second level
of the Battle Grounds, and play it normally. Find the exit, then
backtrack until you find a bridge. It will be towards the front
of the screen. You should not have to go far to find it. Enter
the trap door and get all the coins. Note: You may need to unlock
all the other secret characters first. When collecting all the
coins, start on the right side. This level is very difficult and
may require a few attempts. Sumner's stats are:
Hint: Archer BFG:
If used properly, the Archer (and Tigress) can unleash
the most powerful turbo attack in the game, the BFG, by using
it as follows.
Use the BFG directly next to the enemy. It is important to understand
the stages of the Archer's BFG: the draw, the main shot, and the
arrow spread. Alone, each one of these stages of the attack are
strong, but when all these hit a single target, the amount of
damage done is staggering, easily taking out a General, Golem,
or Gargoyle with one attack, or a massive chunk of a Boss' health.
Equip an attack-boosting elemental amulet and/or a super-shot.
These items increase the power of each arrow fired in the attack
significantly, making the BFG even more devastating.
These principles also apply to the Archer's "double bow".
Use it up close and with power-ups so that all the boosted arrows
hit the target along with the short-range strike from the target
contacting the archer during her turbo.
Hint: Mini Mr. T. Dwarf:
Choose the Dwarf as your character and cycle through
his colors until you get to the one where he is black and is wearing
yellow. You will see a near exact Mr. T replica.
Hint: Mini Skorne:
When you defeat Skorne the first time, get the items
he drops. Wait until you exit the shop screen, then put them all
on. You look like a smaller version of Skorne. Note: This works
best with the Dwarf.
Hint: Frightened Death:
If you find Death while wearing Anti-Death, he will
get scared in run away in one player mode. In two to four player
mode, he will simply avoid the player wearing Anti-Death and run
after another player. Note: This works best if the "Permanent
Anti-Death" code is enabled.
In the game there are two Deaths, a red one that will
steal 100 health and a black one that will steal 1 level. By buying
plenty of Anti-Death, you can avoiding losing health and levels.
After putting on an Anti-Death halo, Death will avoid you. Instead
of just ignoring the Death, run towards him with the Anti-Death
still active. When you do this, the powers will be reversed. With
red Death, you will gain 100 hundred health from him. With black
Death, you can gain an entire level from him.
Hint: Enlist help:
Equip the "Invincibilty" code, and go to
any desired level. Find a General (recommended), Golem or Gargoyle,
but do not kill it. Instead, have it follow you around. Stand
next to a group of enemies and/or their generator and let the
General, Golem or Gargoyle attack you. While attacking you, it
will also destroy enemies and their generators, leaving you unharmed.
You can destroy whatever was helping you when you get bored with
Hint: Double invincibility:
Enable the "Invincibility" code, and find
a second invulnerable item. Equip both and take off the limited
one. You should now glow yellow. Each hit on you will increase
your health. Note: This will exceed your maximum health.
Hint: Healing magic:
Once your character reaches level 80, their magic,
regardless of which character, will heal a small portion of their
health (even if you destroy magic that comes from a treasure chests,
a barrel or is dropped by a general).
Hint: Forsaken Province world: Playing
Somewhere on the third level of the Forsaken Province
is a glowing sphere that when touched allows you to play tag.
When touched by the person that is "it", the game will
state the name of the person that is now "it" (for example,
Green Jester). Note: This does not work in single player mode.
Hint: Forsaken Province world: Mausoleum
level: Dead man alive:
Go to where you lower the wooden bridge. Walk near
the coffins and you will hear a person screaming and pounding
to get out.
Hint: Hidden Golden Item:
Go to the Armory, in the Castle Realm (the fourth level
in the third realm). After defeating the giant white golem, go
into the farthest corner, directly underneath the stairs to the
exit. Attack the wall directly below the stairs. It should blink
and disappear, exposing a golden feather. Also, the runestone
is in this level.
Hint: Finding Runestones:
Go to Sumner and scroll down to "Runestones".
It will tell you the next Runestone location.
If you fail to find all twelve Runestones after defeating Skorne's
first form, go back to any previous level. If that level has a
Runestone in it, a meter appears that will show you how close
you are to a Runestone. The same will happen if you cannot find
the thirteenth runestone.
Hint: Runestone locations:
The first Runestone is in the Forsaken Province on the Fields
level. As you are going down the ramp of the mill, destroy all
the enemies. There will be a shed with gates. Destroy the gates
with an attack of any kind to get the first Runestone.
The second Runestone is in the mausoleum of the Forsaken Province.
There is a ledge with gold and a treasure chest. Destroy the wall
in the middle of them and the Runestone can be found behind there.
The third Runestone is in the valley region. In the cliff level,
there is a part with a flame geyser and a narrow path on the right.
About three steps there is a breakable wall with a lever and some
other items. Pull the lever and it will show you where the Runestone
Hint: Finding secret characters:
Medusa (Sorceress' secret form):Second level of the Forsaken Province,
towards the end.
Minatour (Warrior's secret form): Second level of Mountain Kingdom,
towards the end.
Unicorn (Knight's secret form): First level of Sky Dominion, towards
Falconess (Valkrie's secret form): Second level of Castle Realm,
towards the beginning.
Tigeress (Archer's secret form): Third level of Forest Realm,
towards the end.
Ogre (Dwarf's secret form): First level of Ice Domain, towards
Hynea (Jester's secret form): Third Level of Dream World close
to the middle.
Jackal (Wizard's secret form): In the second level of the Desert
Lands, towards the beginning.
Sumner: Second level of the Battle Grounds at the end.
Hint: Avoiding traps:
Use levitation to get over traps. You can walk over
them when the spikes appear.
Hint: Screaming and shaking treasure box:
When you use your x-ray vision glasses and see a skull
with cross-bones (Death) in a treasure chest, stand next to the
chest, but do not open it. Use one of your magic potion bottles.
The treasure chest should start to shake, and you will hear Death
Hint: Turn cherries into apples:
You must be at least at level 60, when you are told
that your potions can purify poisoned food. If there is a poison
barrel next to a cherry, hit the barrel. The cherry should turn
into poison fruit. Next, use a potion on the poison fruit and
it should turn into an apple. Note: Electric potions will not
Hint: Video game company references:
Look closely near the beginning of the Graveyard. There
is an arch which reads "Ataria", which refers to "Atari".
Also, on the back of certain flying platforms you can find the
Go near the sign for the first section of levels. On the sign
will be the word "Atari".
Glitch: Exceed maximum health:
Use the following trick to receive more than your maximum
health at any time, except if you have 9999 health. You need to
have an Anti-Death item and near full to full health. Then, find
a Red Death and use the Anti-Death on him. If done correctly,
you will not be able to eat any food, but you will have more health
than the maximum limit.
Enable the "10,000 gold" code. After reading
everything (or pressing B), press Start and select
the "Shop" button. Buy some ability items (for example,
Magic power-ups, etc.). You should make all your attributes 999.
If you run out of gold while shopping, select "Exit",
and you will have 10,000 gold again when you return to the playing
screen. Repeat the process until all your attributes are at 999.
Then, start buying Invulnerabilities. Spend all your money at
least six different times on them. Immediately before you enter
into a level, press Up then Left or Right
until you find the Invulnerabilities. Then, press Up to
glow white and enter the level. Before you use the exit to the
level, turn off your invulnerable, so it is not wasted. You can
buy more Invulnerabilities and enter another level.
Glitch: Invisible flapping door:
On the second level in the Province, destroy the train
with the spikes on the track with any attack. The door that it
exits from will flap as if something went through it.
Glitch: Floating Ogre:
Unlock the Ogre then go to a level that has levitation.
Turn it on and walk forward. Although his feet are not touching
the ground you can kick enemies.
Glitch: Falling Coins:
When you defeat the Spider Queen and the coins appear,
they sometimes fall off the web.
Glitch: Exploding chest does no damage:
When you accidentally open a chest with a bomb in it,
press Start. You will hear the chest ticking, then it will
blow up. Resume the game, and anything near the chest will not
Glitch: Weak Sumner:
Play any level with a weak character. After you complete
the level, change your character to Sumner. If done correctly,
Sumner will only have the max HP as your previous character. Even
though your stats are all at 999, you will notice a physical decrease
in all his stats. You will also notice that if your previous character
was under level 80 or level 30, Sumner's dragon will downgrade
Glitch: Random numbers:
If you manage to obtain Sumner, complete any level
or defeat a Boss with him. You will notice that Sumner will always
gain over 200,000 experience, and anywhere from 15,000 to 40,000
in gold (which cannot be used), no matter how many enemies you
Glitch: Lost stats:
If a characters stats are all at 999, start a new character
on your file. The character with the built up stats will downgrade
to what the character originally would have at that level. The
only way to counter this problem is to either stay with the characters
you already started with, or level every character that you plan
to play up a level or two, and rebuild on your main character.
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