WCW/nWo Thunder

Strategy Guide

  • Unlock individual bonus wrestlers

    At the character selection screen, highlight a wrestler and press L1, R1, L2, R2, Select to unlock the next wrestler in that set. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

  • All wrestlers

    At the title screen, press R1(4), L1(4), R2(4), L2(4), Select to unlock all ninety-six bonus wrestlers in the game. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. -From: NHStunner@aol.com

  • All rings

    At the title screen, press L1, L2, R1, R2, L1, L2, R1, R2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

  • Big heads

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

  • Big head, hands, feet, and weapons

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

  • Might meter

    At the title screen, press L2(4), R2(4), L1(4), R1(4), Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Then the offensive and defensive attributes of each wrestler may be adjusted.

  • View FMV sequences

    At the title screen, press R1(4), L1(4), Select. Then, press Left + X to advance through the sequences, Right + X to move back, or Start(2) to exit.

  • Ring select

    At the options screen, press R1, R2, R1, R2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. 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.

  • Cage ring in any type of match

    Enter the options menu, highlight the "Random" ring selection, then press R1, R2, R1, R2, Select. If you entered the code correctly, the word "Cage" will be spoken. Since The Cage ring is not enabled with the "All rings" code, this is the only way to obtain it.

  • Hidden rants

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

  • Dancing wrestlers

    Enable the "All rings" code, then choose the USO ring to have dancing wrestlers. Press L1 to pan to the other side of the ring (except for Battle Royal), R1 to change the view, or L2 for a small dance move. For more dance steps, execute any generic wrestling move such as the hip toss, scoop slam, or backbreaker.

  • Tons of weapons feature

    Set the ring on "Turbo", and a "Tons" feature will open under "Weapons". To get this option on other rings, leave the weapons set to "Tons" and use the ring code instead of the D-pad to choose another ring.

  • Interference

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

  • Hints
  • Bonus wrestlers

    Select one of the following wrestlers and win any championship to unlock the corresponding bonus wrestler.

    WrestlerBonus wrestler
    "Hollywood" HoganEddy Guerrero
    Bret HartVan Hammer
    StingStevie Ray
    Lex LugerScotty Riggs
    The GiantHorace
    "Diamond" Dallas PageRey Mysterio Jr.
    SaturnSick Boy
    GoldbergDisco Inferno
    Kevin NashErnest Miller
    Scott HallThe Barbarian
    Curt HennigMeng
    "Macho Man" Randy SavageFit Finley
    Rick SteinerReese
    Scott SteinerChavo Guerrero Jr.
    Chris JerichoLa Parka
    Bryan AdamsEric Bischoff
    British Bulldog"Mean" Gene Okerlund
    Booker T.Miss Elizabeth
    Dean MalenkoArn Anderson
    WrathBobby Henan
    Ultimo DragonKimberly
    KidmanLarry Zbysko
    The DiscipleSonny Oono
    Chris BenoitSteve "Mongo" McMichael
    Scott NortonKaz Hayashi
    KonnanJimmy Hart
    Jim NeidhartRick Rude
    "Rowdy" Roddy PiperMike Enos
    Buff BagwellPsychosis
    KanyonJuventud Guerrera
    Alex WrightRick Fuller

    Game Shark Codes

    Infinite Health P1801FB6B4 03E8
    Unlock All Wrestlers50008001 0000
    30079F71 0001
    Enable Might Meters For All Wrestlers50007F02 0000
    8007A070 5741
    Infinite Time Out of Ring P1801FB70C 0000
    Infinite Time Out of Ring P2801FBC94 0000
    Infinite Time Out of Ring P1 & P280093F2E 2400
    Ring Modifier80079F4C 00??
    80079F4E 0000
    Unlock Wrestler Codes
    Eddy Guerrero30079F91 0001
    Hammer30079F92 0001
    Stevie Ray30079F93 0001
    Scotty Riggs30079F94 0001
    Horace Hogan30079F95 0001
    Rey Mysterio Jr.30079F96 0001
    Lodi30079F97 0001
    Sick Boy30079F98 0001
    Disco Inferno30079F99 0001
    Ernest Miller30079F9A 0001
    Barbarian30079F9B 0001
    Meng30079F9C 0001
    Fit Finley30079F9D 0001
    Reese30079F9E 0001
    Chavo Guerrero Jr.30079F9F 0001
    La Parka30079FA0 0001
    Eric Bischoff30079FA1 0001
    Mean Gene30079FA2 0001
    Miss Elizabeth30079FA3 0001
    Arn Anderson30079FA4 0001
    Bobby Heenan30079FA5 0001
    Kimberly30079FA6 0001
    Larry Zbysko30079FA7 0001
    Sonny Oono30079FA8 0001
    Mongo30079FA9 0001
    Kaz Hayashi30079FAA 0001
    Jimmy Hart30079FAB 0001
    Rick Rude30079FAC 0001
    Enos30079FAD 0001
    Psychosis30079FAE 0001
    Juventud Guerrera30079FAF 0001
    Rick Fuller30079FB0 0001
    Ric Flair30079FB1 0001
    Johnny Grunge30079FB2 0001
    Rocco Rock30079FB3 0001
    Glacier30079FB4 0001
    Prince Iaukea30079FB5 0001
    Vincent30079FB6 0001
    Tony Schiavone30079FB7 0001
    Iron Mike Tenay30079FB8 0001
    Spice30079FB9 0001
    Whisper30079FBA 0001
    Tygress30079FBB 0001
    Fyre30079FBC 0001
    A.C. Jazz30079FBD 0001
    Chae30079FBE 0001
    Lee Marshall30079FBF 0001
    Dillinger30079FC0 0001
    Zoomie30079FC1 0001
    Jamie The Learned30079FC2 0001
    StingRay30079FC3 0001
    Cobra30079FC4 0001
    Reanimator30079FC5 0001
    Sleep Dep Ed30079FC6 0001
    5 o'clock Tony30079FC7 0001
    Uncle Monkey30079FC8 0001
    Dudeman30079FC9 0001
    John30079FCA 0001
    Chicken Boy30079FCB 0001
    Dynamite Johnny30079FCC 0001
    Benji30079FCD 0001
    Wrestling Matt30079FCE 0001
    Goochie30079FCF 0001
    Devastating Dorizas30079FD0 0001
    Veal30079FD1 0001
    M.C. Myoue30079FD2 0001
    Dave Hoffman30079FD3 0001
    Leland Max30079FD4 0001
    Sanders30079FD5 0001
    Donn Nauert30079FD6 0001
    Jym Killy30079FD7 0001
    John Ardell30079FD8 0001
    Chrome Dome30079FD9 0001
    WireFrame30079FDA 0001
    Short Circuit30079FDB 0001
    Robot30079FDC 0001
    Tiffany Pane30079FDD 0001
    Astronaut30079FDE 0001
    Claude Rains30079FDF 0001
    Arge and Varge30079FE0 0001
    Indian30079FE1 0001
    Cowboy30079FE2 0001
    Sargeant30079FE3 0001
    Hoof Hearted30079FE4 0001
    Bessie30079FE5 0001
    Guerrilla30079FE6 0001
    Adam30079FE7 0001
    Mantis30079FE8 0001
    Sailor30079FE9 0001
    Zuit Suit30079FEA 0001
    Flapper30079FEB 0001
    Crush Depth30079FEC 0001
    Star Fish30079FED 0001
    Snuff30079FEE 0001
    Squire30079FEF 0001
    Bobby30079FF0 0001
    Enable Might Meter Codes
    Hollywood Hulk Hogan8007A070 4707
    Bret Hart8007A074 4B50
    Sting8007A078 4750
    Lex Luger8007A07C 4F50
    Giant8007A080 5741
    Diamond Dallas Page8007A084 5741
    Raven8007A088 5B46
    Saturn8007A08C 4F46
    Goldberg8007A090 635F
    Kevin Nash8007A094 555F
    Scott Hall8007A098 5155
    Curt Hennig8007A09C 4B4C
    Macho Man Randy Savage8007A0A0 4F4C
    Rick Steiner8007A0A4 554D
    Big Poppa Pump8007A0A8 554F
    Jericho8007A0AC 4B4E
    Brian Adams8007A0B0 4F50
    Bulldog8007A0B4 4D4C
    Booker T8007A0B8 5145
    Dean Malenko8007A0BC 5159
    Wrath8007A0C0 5350
    Ultimo Dragon8007A0C4 4B55
    Billy Kidman8007A0C8 495F
    Disciple8007A0CC 4B4D
    Chris Benoit8007A0D0 5749
    Scott Norton8007A0D4 5955
    Konnan8007A0D8 4D50
    Anvil8007A0DC 4D4E
    Rowdy Roddy Piper8007A0E0 594A
    Buff Bagwell8007A0E4 4D41
    Kanyon8007A0E8 4D4A
    Alex Wright8007A0EC 4757
    Eddy Guerrero8007A0F0 4B4A
    Hammer8007A0F4 4D4D
    Stevie Ray8007A0F8 4F4A
    Scotty Riggs8007A0FC 494D
    Horace Hogan8007A100 4B49
    Rey Mysterio Jr.8007A104 3F4C
    Lodi8007A108 3D53
    Sick Boy8007A10C 4B3C
    Disco Inferno8007A110 4D4C
    Ernest Miller8007A114 4B4D
    Barbarian8007A118 5B59
    Meng8007A11C 6353
    Fit Finley8007A120 4D54
    Reese8007A124 4B41
    Chavo Guerrero Jr.8007A128 4952
    La Parka8007A12C 474D
    Eric Bischoff8007A130 3749
    Mean Gene8007A134 335A
    Miss Elizabeth8007A138 3337
    Arn Anderson8007A13C 5332
    Bobby Heenan8007A140 354E
    Kimberly8007A144 3537
    Larry Zbysko8007A148 4946
    Sonny Oono8007A14C 3D4F
    Mongo8007A150 4D59
    Kaz Hayashi8007A154 4749
    Jimmy Hart8007A158 3D54
    Rick Rude8007A15C 4B37
    Enos8007A160 474D
    Psychosis8007A164 4B46
    Juventud Guerrera8007A168 434C
    Rick Fuller8007A16C 494B
    Quantity Digits to Accompany Ring Modifier Code
    00 - Cage
    01 - Thunder
    02 - Old Thunder
    03 - Starrcade
    04 - Fall Brawl
    05 - Halloween Havoc
    06 - Slamboree
    07 - Bash at The Beach
    08 - Super Brawl
    09 - Spring Stampede
    0A - Uncensored
    0B - Great American Bash
    0C - World War III
    0D - Road Wild
    0E - Souled Out
    0F - Turbo
    10 - Parking Lot
    11 - Castle
    12 - Stone Henge
    13 - X-treme
    14 - Hades
    15 - Garden
    16 - Under Sea
    17 - Roof Top
    18 - Space Station
    19 - USO
    1A - Barnyard
    1B - Frontier
    1C - The Box

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