WCW Nitro

Strategy Guide


Unlock single set of wrestlers

At the title screen, press R2, L2, R1, L1(2), R1, L2, R2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Then, highlight a wrestler at the character selection screen and press L1, R1, L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, Select. All three hidden wrestlers related to that wrestler will now be unlocked.

All wrestlers

At the title screen, press R1(4), L1(4), R2(4), L2(4), Select to unlock all forty-eight bonus wrestlers in the game. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

All rings

At the title screen, press L1, L2, R1, R2, L1, L2, R1, R2, Select. Then The Graveyard, Spaceship, Circus, Hive, Turbo, Wunderland, Boudoir, Hall of Mirrors, Reck Room, Psychodelic, Disco, Jungle, 1984, Quark, and Texas rings will be selectable.

Ring select

At the title screen, press R1, R2, R1, R2, Select. Then, every time Select is pressed, the current ring will advance to the next in the series. To move in reverse, press L1, L2, L1, L2 followed by Select.

Turbo mode

At the title screen, press L2(4), L1, L2, L1, L2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. This mode removes the crowd and other details to make game play faster. -From: stevek@cdc.net

Swelling heads

At the title screen, press L1(7), L2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Then the head of each wrestler will swell with each hit.

Big head mode

At the title screen, press R1(7), R2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Big heads, hands, feet

At the title screen, press R2(7), R1, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

Big hands

At the mode selection screen, press L2(7), L1(17).

View FMV sequences

At the title screen, press R2(4), R1, R2, R1, R2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Press X to advance to the next FMV sequence.

Special ending

Complete the game with one of the programmers for a special ending followed by FMV sequences for all the characters.

Hidden rants

At the character selection screen, highlight any wrestler and press Circle to hear his comments.

YMCA dance

Select the Disco ring, then press L2. This also may be used to help win a match. Throw your opponent out of the ring and press L2 when he stands until time runs out.


During a match, press Select for another wrestler to enter the ring and interfere with the match.

Hidden wrestlers

Beat the game on the normal or hard difficulty levels to unlock the next wrestler in the series:

First characterSecond characterThird characterLast character
Alex WrightBobby HennanTony SchiavoneProgrammer
Booker TJackieSanta ClawzProgrammer
Chris BenoitMongoGreylingProgrammer
Dean MalenkoSonny OnoWhiteyProgrammer
Eddie GurrerroeUltimoBuzzProgrammer
The GiantRey Mysterio Jr.T-RezProgrammer
Hollywood HoganBischoffOld HoganProgrammer
Kevin NashJimmy HartSuper FanProgrammer
Lex LugerDiscoAnnia MaeProgrammer
Macho ManLizOld Macho ManProgrammer
Ric FlairMean GeneEctoProgrammer
Scott HallSteven RegalBonesProgrammer
Stevie RayMedusaIvanProgrammer
StingChris JerricoOld StingProgrammer
SyxxKonnanDweebleSuper Fan

Game Shark Codes

Joker CommandD008B190 ????
Infinite Health P1 [Note]D008B190 0100
801EF64C 03E8
Infinite Health P2 [Note]D008B190 0100
801EFBAC 03E8
Infinite Decision Timer8008B1E0 0695
Unlock Bonus Character Codes
Eric Bischoff80063322 0001
Mean Jean80063326 0001
Jericho80063328 0001
Disco Inferno8006332C 0001
Bobby The Brain80063330 0001
Miss Elizabeth80063334 0001
Sonny Onoo80063338 0001
Ultimo Dragon8006333C 0001
Steve McMichael80063340 0001
Rey Mysterio Jr.80063344 0001
Jimmy Hart80063348 0001
Steven Regal8006334C 0001
Jaquelyn80063350 0001
Madusa80063354 0001
Kimberly80063358 0001
Konnan8006335C 0001
Hulkster80063360 0001
Pee Wee80063364 0001
Stinger80063368 0001
Greyling8006336C 0001
Schiavone80063370 0001
Savage80063374 0001
Whitey80063378 0001
Buzz8006337C 0001
Ivan80063380 0001
T Rex80063384 0001
Frankensteiner80063388 0001
Bones8006338C 0001
Santa Claws80063390 0001
Annie Mae80063394 0001
Dweeble80063398 0001
Ecto8006339C 0001
Virtual Andy800633A0 0001
Cobra800633A4 0001
Reanimator800633A8 0001
Jaumbo800633AC 0001
John800633B0 0001
Fush800633B4 0001
Flyboy800633B8 0001
Tony The Rod800633BC 0001
Eddie The Wire800633C0 0001
Donn800633C4 0001
Uncle Monkey800633C8 0001
Dudeman800633CC 0001
Mike800633D0 0001
Steve800633D4 0001
Brian800633D8 0001
Superfan800633DC 0001
Unlock Bonus Ring Codes
Graveyard800633EC 0001
Spaceship800633F0 0001
Circus800633F4 0001
Hive800633F8 0001
Turbo800633FC 0001
Wunderland80063400 0001
Boudoir80063418 0001
Hall of Mirrors8006341C 0001
Reck Room80063420 0001
Psychodelic80063424 0001
Disco80063428 0001
Jungle8006342C 0001
198480063434 0001
Quark80063438 0001
Texas8006343C 0001
Mode Modifier8006322C 00??
Quantity Digits to Accompany Mode Modifier Code
00 - Normal
01 - Big Head
02 - Big Hands
03 - Big Head & Hands
04 - Big Feet
05 - Big Head & Feet
06 - Big Hands & Feet
07 - Big Head, Hands & Feet
08 - Huge Head
09 - Super Huge Head
0A - Super Huge Head & Big Hands
0B - Super Huge Head & Bigger Hands
0C - Super Huge Head & Big Feet
0D - Super Huge Head & Bigger Feet
10 - Growing Head
12 - Growing Head & Big Hands

Note: This code locks-up the game during in-between matches, so the joker command code is needed. Press Select to max out health when needed.

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