Codes

  • Change the Music in Mid-Game!

    Press Backspace and Scroll lock at the same time in the middle of the level to change to a random song.

    Contributed By: Iam Canadian.

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  • Cheat Mode

    Experimental PQZ Ship: techno
    TX Silvercloud Ship: unknown
    Stormwind - The Elemental Ship: stormwind
    Ninja Star Ship: stealth
    Foodship Nine ship: weird
    Dragon ship: lizard
    Captured U-fighter: enemy
    Pretzel Pete Truck ship: pretzel
    Nort-Ship Z: nortshipz
    Destruct mini-game(Press F1 during Mini-game for controls): destruct
    Super Tyrian mode on Lord of the Game difficulty: engage
    Super Tyrian mode on Suicide difficulty: Hold [Scroll Lock]then type engage

    Contributed By: prohacker.

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  • Codes for Super Tyrian mode:

    Caution: Possible spoiler-It may be more fun to figure these out yourself.

    Permanent

    L,U,D,R,Fire------Laser Head attatchment
    L,UR,D,R,Fire-----6-Direction Fireball Head attatchment
    U,R,D,Fire--------Indigo Proton Head attatchment
    D,R,U,Fire--------Blue Dual Sidekick
    R,D,L,U,Fire------Red Mono Sidekick

    Not permanent-*Requires Armor #Requires Shield

    D,Fire------------#Convert Shield to Armor
    L,R,D,Fire--------*Mini-Guided Bombs
    U,D,Fire----------*Hotdog Spread
    D,U,Fire----------#Freeze Spread
    U,L,D,Fire--------#Invulnerability
    U/L/R,Fire---------Lightning Bolt
    U,L/R,Fire---------Diagonal Lightning Bolt
    Hold Fire,
    Rapidly press
    L,R,L,R,...------#Repulsor

    There are others we know of, but don't have the specific codes yet.

    Contributed By: garrett0615.

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  • Command Line Parameters

    To use these codes go to your Tyrian directory in a DOS prompt and type "file0001" followed by one of these parameters.

    EffectCode
    Alternate method of selecting items in the upgrade menu.NOROBERT
    Constant death mode. Your ship explodes when you enter a level but it keeps scrolling until the end. For testing purposes.DEATH
    Disables joystick detection.NOJOY
    Disables sound effects, but not music.NOSOUND
    Enables christmas mode in 2.01 only. A lot of the ships and weapons have their graphics changed to a christmas theme.YESXMAS
    Fixes problems with GUS MIDI.ULTRAMID
    Force Tyrian or SETUP to set the card's main volume to maximum if it is able to instead of reading the current value.MAXVOL
    Forces Tyrian not to wait for a retrace (enabled by default if Windows is detected).FLICKER
    Forces Tyrian to send keys to the BIOS just in case some other device driver needs input. It still uses the keyboard input driver, though.NOKEY
    Instead of typing (SQUARE) hold down alt and type 254 on the numeric keypad and a square will appear. This will start your games with 1 million creditLOOT(SQUARE)
    Makes your ship fire continuously while sweeping from side to side. Press C to toggle invincibility. For testing purposes.CONSTANT
    Network border mode (apparently useless).BORDER
    Records every level played and saves the last one to DEMOREC.? (? being a number in sequential order of the demo being recorded).RECORD
    Sets joystick sensitivity to maximum.MAXJOY
    Supposedly forces Tyrian to average the signals coming from the joystick.WEAKJOY
    Supposedly works like MAXVOL.VOLUME
    Type "setup.exe JUKEBOX" instead of "file0001.exe JUKEBOX" to use this one. Goes straight to setup.exe's jukebox, hitting escape exits to DOS.JUKEBOX

    Contributed By: Skye7707.

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  • Hidden Difficulty Levels

    Enter the following at the difficulty selection screen:

    EffectCode
    Unlock Impossible difficultyShift + G
    Unlock Lord of the Game difficultyL + O + R + D
    Unlock Suicide difficultyShift + }

    Contributed By: DagothUrReturns.

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  • Invincibility

    In the middle of a level, press F2, F3 and F6 at the same time to activate invincibility. You'll know it worked if the WARNING messages appear and the message ''Cheaters always prosper'' appears on the bottom of the screen.

    Contributed By: Iam Canadian.

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  • Laptop VGA Mode

    Set the game to Wild difficulty from Setup, then, in a level, press left when detail level is highlighted to get Laptop VGA mode.

    Contributed By: Iam Canadian.

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  • Level Warp

    Enter the following during gameplay:

    EffectCode
    Warp to next levelF2 + F6 + F7

    Contributed By: DagothUrReturns.

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  • Misc. Codes

    Type one of these codes to unlock the effect.

    EffectCode
    Alternate Impossible ModePress shift + G on the difficulty selection screen.
    Alternate Lord Of The Game ModeAfter enabling Impossible and Suicide modes put the cursor on either of them on the difficulty selection screen and press L+O+R+D simultaneously.
    Alternate Suicide ModeAfter enabling Impossible mode on the difficulty selection screen press shift + ].
    Alternate Super Tyrian ModeType ENGAGE at the main menu. Cheat codes and command line parameters are disabled
    Armour RepairHold down, Fire, Fire
    Atomic BombsRight, Left, Down, Hold up, Fire
    BattleShip-Class FirebombLeft, Right, Down, Hold right, Fire
    Companion Ship WarflyRight, Down, Left, Hold up, Fire
    Diagonal Left Lightning ShotUp, Hold left, Fire
    Diagonal Right Lightning ShotUp, Hold right, Fire
    Forward Lightning ShotHold up, Fire
    Gerund Companion ShipDown, Right, Hold up, Fire
    Guided Bomb ClusterLeft, Right, Hold down, Fire
    Hold fire, Right, Down, Left, Release all, UpMine Spray
    HotDog BlastUp, Hold down, Fire
    Ice BlastDown, Hold up, Fire
    InvunerabilityUp, Left, Hold down, Fire
    Left Lightning ShotHold left, Fire
    MicroSol FrontBlaster IILeft, Up, Down, Hold right, Fire
    Post-It BlastLeft, Hold fire, Down, Right, Up
    Proton Canon IndigoUp, Right, Hold down, Fire
    Proton Canon TangerineLeft, Up, Right, Left, Right, Hold left, Fire
    Proton FieldUp, Hold fire, Left, Down
    RepulsorHold fire, Left, Right
    Right Lightning ShotHold right, Fire

    Contributed By: Skye7707.

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  • Wild Detail

    In the setup screen, put the cursor on Detail and press Shift+W this will enable the Wild Detail.

    Contributed By: Commander Sanjuro.

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Unlockables

  • Bonus Games

    You can unlock bonus games by completing some levels.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Zinglon's AleComplete Assassin at the end of episode 1
    Zinglon's SquadronsComplete Nose Drip at the end of episode 4

    Contributed By: Skye7707.

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  • Two Player Mode Super Sidekicks

    If player two picks up two or more sidekicks of the same type in a row they will get something else instead.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    2 Companion Ship Gerunds2 x Mini Missiles
    2 Companion Ship Gerunds2 x Charge Cannons
    2 Companion Ship Warflys2 x Atom Bombs
    2 Flamethrowers2 x MicroBombs
    2 Mint-O-Ships2 x Single Shot Options
    2 Satellite Marlos3 x Single Shot Options
    2 Side Ships2 x Vulcan Shot Options
    2 Tropical Cherry Companions2 x Dual Shot Options
    BattleShip-Class Firebomb3 x MegaMissiles
    Companion Ship Gerund + Wallop Beam3 x Mini Missiles
    Companion Ship Warfly + Beno Proton System -B-3 x Atom Bombs
    MicroSol Frontblaster II + Microbomb3 x MicroBombs
    Mint-O Ship + Post-It Mine3 x Post-It Mines
    Mint-O-Ship + Post-It Mine2 x Post-It Mines
    Proton Cannon Indigo + Mint-O-Ship3 x Vulcan Shot Option
    Tropical Cherry Companion + MicroSol FrontBlaster3 x Dual Shot Options
    Tropical Cherry Companion + Mint-O-Ship2 x MegaMissiles
    Zica SuperCharger3 x Charge Cannons

    Contributed By: Skye7707.

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