Dragon Spirit: The New Legend (NES) Cheats

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Dragon Spirit: The New Legend (NES) Cheats


You will need both controllers plugged in to enter these cheats as they require inputs on Controller 2. It is also necessary to manually reset the Nintendo Entertainment System to get the first set of cheats to work. This should not be a problem on original hardware, but these cheats have not been tested on alternative means like the Everdrive or emulators, so results may vary. Please let us know in the comments if you have had trouble getting these cheats to work on emulators.


Sound Test and Stage Select

This cheat requires two controllers. Turn on the game, then press and hold the A, B, and Up Buttons on Controller 2. Next, Reset the NES console while holding the buttons on Controller 2. The Sound Test screen will appear after resetting the console if you entered the code correctly. Use the Left and Right Buttons on the D-Pad to cycle through tracks in the Sound Test. Press the A Button to listen to a selected track.

To access the Stage Select feature, input the following button combination on Controler 2 while on the Sound Test Screen: B, Up, Up, B, Down, Down, then B. 

If entered properly, the combination will make another number appear below the Sound Test. This number indicates the current level the player will warp to if he or she presses Start. Use Left or Right on Controller 2’s D-Pad to cycle through stages, then press Start on Controller 1 to begin the selected stage.

20 Lives

This cheat requires the player to start from the beginning of the game and will not work with the Stage Select cheat. You will also need two controllers to enter this cheat. Play through the first level of the game (it does not matter if you win or lose) and wait for the title screen to appear after the boss. Press and hold the A and B Buttons on Controller 2 when the title screen pops up, then hit Start on Controller 1. You should begin the game with a total of 20 extra lives.

The preceding cheats, which originally appeared in Nintendo Power Magazine, have been compiled and transcribed to this site for the sake of posterity as well as for the convenience of our visitors. They have been tested thoroughly for accuracy. Feel free to contact us if you have problems getting these cheats to work or know something we do not.

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