Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

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  • Cheat mode

    Enter one of he following codes at the indicated screen to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Achievements are disabled when cheats are activated.

      All characters

      At the main menu or a S.H.I.E.L.D. save zone menu, quickly press Up(2), Down(2), Left(3), Start to unlock all characters. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

      All powers

      At the main menu or a S.H.I.E.L.D. save zone menu, quickly press Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Start to unlock all powers. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

      All costumes

      At the main menu or a S.H.I.E.L.D. save zone menu, quickly press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Down, Start to unlock all costumes. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound.

      All cinematics

      At the Review menu, quickly press Up, Left(2), Up, Right(2), Up, Start to unlock all cinematics.

      All comic book covers

      At the Review menu, quickly press Left, Right(2), Left, Up(2), Right, Start to unlock all comics.

      All concept art

      At the Review menu, quickly press Down(3), Right(2), Left, Down, Start to unlock all concept art.

      All wallpapers

      At the Review menu, quickly press Up, Down, Right, Left, Up(2), Down, Start to unlock all wallpapers.

      The Courses

      At the simulator terminal screen where you choose a Comic Book mission, quickly press Up, Right, Left, Down, Up, Right, Left, Down, Start to unlock The Courses.

      Play as Daredevil

      Go to a S.H.I.E.L.D. save zone and select "Change Team". Delete all selected characters by pressing X. Once all of your team slots are empty, quickly press Left(2), Right(2), Up, Down, Up, Down, Start to unlock Daredevil. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Note: This code may also be enabled at the main menu. Alternately, collect the five Daredevil action figures (one is found in each Act).

      Play as Silver Surfer

      Go to a S.H.I.E.L.D. save zone and select "Change Team". Delete all selected characters by pressing X. Once all of your team slots are empty, quickly press Down, Left(2), Up, Right, Up, Down, Left, Start to unlock Silver Surfer. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Note: This code may also be enabled at the main menu. Alternately, complete all Comic missions.

      Invincibility

      While playing the game, quickly press Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Left, Down, Right, Start.

      Level 99 team

      At the team menu, quickly press Up, Left, Up, Left, Down, Right, Down, Right, Start.

      100,000 Gold Coins

      At the team menu, quickly press Up(3), Left, Right, Left, Start.

      Touch of Death

      While playing the game, quickly press Left, Right, Down(2), Right, Left, Start.

      Super Speed

      While playing the game, quickly press Up, Left, Up, Right, Down, Right, Start.

      Filler

      While playing the game, quickly press Left, Right(2), Left, Up, Down(2), Up, Start. Your extreme attack will always be available with no energy cost.

  • Play as Black Panther

    Collect the five Black Panther action figures (one is found in each Act) to unlock him.

  • Play as Blade

    Win the toy grab mini-game at the Carnival in Murderworld to unlock Blade.

  • Play as Dr. Strange

    Save Dr. Strange in Mandarin's Palace to unlock him.

  • Play as Ghost Rider

    Trade places with Ghost Rider in Hell in order to save his soul to unlock him.

  • Play as Nick Fury

    Successfully complete the game to unlock Nick Fury.

  • Second and third alternate costumes

    Gain between two and four levels with a character. Alternately, defeat 30 enemies with a character to unlock his or her second costume. Defeat 175 enemies with a character to unlock his or her third costume.

  • Fourth alternate costume

    Successfully complete the Combat Training challenge for a character to unlock his or her fourth costume. Alternately, get a "Bronze" rank in a character's Comic mission.

  • Hard mode

    Successfully complete the game on the Normal difficulty setting to unlock the Hard difficulty setting. Do not be afraid of the Hard difficulty setting. When you start a game under Hard mode, you can load your characters from a previously saved game. For example, if you have a level 50 Wolverine from Normal mode, you can start the game with him and all his powers, gear, and costumes that you have gained. It also adds five more dots to level up your powers with. If you have a character maxed out in Normal mode, there is even more room for improvement.

  • Easy experience and money

    When lighting the candles in Mephisto's Realm, there is an area where you are supposed to throw the demon jumpers into the fire to lower the pedestal. If you stand by the edges of the level where the jumpers respawn, you can kill as many as desired. Try this as Spider-Man or any rapid fire projectile character. The enemies constantly drop money and energy refills. If one walks too far away, hopefully your teammates will chase after them and you can use the momentum move to wipe them out. Keep doing this for easy experience and money.

  • Easy Comic missions

    To complete all the Comic missions easily and unlock Silver Surfer and get gold at the same time, wait and play all the missions at the end of the game when your characters have leveled up and have decent powers. If some are still to difficult to complete, play some Versus mode missions with those characters to level them up and/or pick up some Shield Tokens to add to their costume.

  • Easy Iron Man Comic mission

    When you get to the end of the mission to battle Ultimo, run back to the door you came in. Ultimo is so big he cannot pass the edge of the room he is in. You can just keep hitting him with your ranged attacks, then when needed, fly in and collect the health and energy vials he drops.

  • Character specific items

    Character specific gear is very valuable. When picking up character specific items, such as "Iron Man's Coil", it is described as doing +3 Damage and +3 Rocket Uppercut. This is not +3 to damage for the hit; it means that it adds three dots in the Powers area. With this single item you can go from 129 Damage to 289 Damage.

  • Recommended team

    Use the following trick to make a hard to kill team. Create a team consisting of Wolverine, Blade, Luke Cage, and Ghost Rider (Bad To The Bone team). The team bonus will be that 5% of all damage will be regained as health. Also, all these characters have a way to regenerate health. Equip the following outfits. For Wolverine, Astonishing, max out Health Regen and Defense. For Blade, Ultimate, max out Health Regen and Defense. For Luke Cage, New Avengers, max out Health Regen and Defense. For Ghost Rider, Original, max out Resurrect Ally and Defense. It is also recommended that Ghost Rider be equipped with The Heart Of Mephisto (10% of attack damage turned into health) or a similar item because he is the only character without a Health Regen. Equip other characters with gear that increases defense or dodging capabilities. Not only will your team be difficult to hurt, but they will be absorbing and regenerating most of the damage they take. If a teammate dies, Ghost Rider will have about a 50% chance of resurrecting them. Note: Ghost Rider is the weak character. He does not regenerate, and if he dies resurrection is lost. Also, Wolverine will regenerate the fastest because he has an inherit ability to regenerate in addition to the suit's bonus.

    For easy health, experience, energy, money, and Extreme Momentum Orbs for leveling, create a team consisting of Luke Cage, Elektra, and Dr.Strange. When they each have a full Momentum bar, get a group of enemies around you. Then, use the power. Elektra will stun all enemies with her Curse of the Hand. Then, Dr. Strange will use his Mystic Maelstrom to kill all stunned enemies, causing them to drop Extreme Momentum Orbs for each enemy killed. Luke Cage will use his Sweet Christmas to kill any of the remaining enemies, giving you +472% more money for each enemy killed in the attack sequence. This trick is especially useful for leveling characters, unlocking costumes, and maxing out stats. The best place to do this is in the Shield training simulator on the Thunderball mission. Even if you run out of time you will still get the levels and money; do not worry about killing the Boss. Just get your momentum on Luke Cage, Dr. Strange, and Elektra.

  • Team bonuses

    Create a team with the indicated characters to receive the corresponding bonus:

      Agents Of Shield (+5% to all resistances): Captain America, Nick Fury, Spider-Woman, Wolverine

      Agile Warriors (+10% reduced energy cost): Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Elektra, Deadpool

      Air Force (+15% maximum health): Human Torch, Ms. Marvel, Storm, Thor

      Alternate Identities (+5% criticals): Ironman - War Machine, Ghost Rider - Western, Spider-Woman - Secret Wars, Ms. Marvel - Ventura, Thor - Beta Ray Bill

      Assassins (+60% for S.H.I.E.L.D. credit drops): Blade, Deadpool, Elektra, Wolverine

      Avengers (+5% damage): Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel

      Bad To The Bone (+5% damage inflicted goes to health): Blade, Ghost Rider, Luke Cage, Wolverine

      Bruisers (+15% striking): Thing, Captain America, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel

      Classic Avengers (+15% maximum energy): Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor

      Dark Past (+5% XP): Blade, Elektra, Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman

      Defenders (+5% damage inflicted goes to health): Dr. Strange, Iceman, Luke Cage, Silver Surfer

      Double Date (+5% health regeneration): Black Panther, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Storm

      Fantastic Four (+20% health per KO): Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing

      Femme Fatale (+5% damage): Ms. Marvel, Storm, Invisible Woman, Elektra, Spider-Woman

      Flashback (+15% max health): Iceman in Snowy Form, Captain America in WW2, Daredevil in Original, Ghost Rider in Original, Iron Man in Classic, Ms. Marvel in Original, Wolverine in Classic

      Martial Artists (+15% striking): Black Panther, Captain America, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Nick Fury

      Marvel Knights (+6% to all stats): Black Panther, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Moon Knight

      Marvel Royalty (+60% credit drop): Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Thor, Storm

      Natural Forces (+5% damage inflicted as health gain): Thor, Storm, Human Torch, Ice Man

      Natural Leaders (+5% XP): Captain America, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, Nick Fury, Storm

      New Avengers (+5% to all resistances): Captain America, Luke Cage, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman

      New Fantastic Four (+15% maximum energy): Ghost Rider, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine

      Power Platoon (+20% energy per KO): Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Thor

      Raven Ultimates (+6% to all stats): Deadpool, Colossus, Moon Knight, Thing

      Scorchers (+10% reduced power cost): Ghost Rider, Human Torch, Storm, Thor

      Supernaturals (+5% health regeneration): Blade, Dr. Strange, Ghost Rider, Thor

      Think Tanks (+15% max health): Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, Spider-Man, Iron Man

      Weapons Specialists: Blade, Captain America, Deadpool, Elektra, Nick Fury

      X-Men Stable (+15% maximum energy): Colossus, Iceman, Storm, Wolverine

    The following team bonuses require the Xbox 360 exclusive Heroes/Villains expansion (some original team bonuses can have substitute characters):

      Agile Warriors (+10% reduced energy cost): Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Deadpool, Elektra, Nightcrawler

      Avengers (+5% damage): Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye

      Bad To The Bone (+5% damage inflicted goes to health): Luke Cage, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Blade, Hulk, Sabretooth

      Bruisers (+15% striking): Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Thing, Luke Cage, Colossus

      Classic Avengers (+15% maximum energy): Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther

      Defenders (+5% damage inflicted goes to health): Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Iceman, Luke Cage, Hulk

      Martial Artists (+15% striking): Black Panther, Moon Knight, Nick Fury, Captain America, Daredevil, Nightcrawler

      Marvel Royalty (+60% credit drop): Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Storm, Thor, Dr. Doom

      Met His Maker (+6 to all traits): Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom, Magneto, Hawkeye

      Natural Leaders (+5% XP): Mr. Fantastic, Captain America, Nick Fury, Storm, Dr. Strange, Cyclops, Magneto, Dr. Doom

      New Fantastic Four (+15% maximum energy): Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Hulk, Luke Cage

      Rogues Gallery (10% reduced power cost): Dr. Doom, Sabretooth, Venom, Magneto

      Shaba Ultimates (15% boost to total energy): Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Hulk, Hawkeye, Dr. Doom, Sabretooth, Venom, Magneto

      Weapons Specialists: Blade, Captain America, Deadpool, Elektra, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Nightcrawler

      X-Men Stable (+15% maximum energy): Cyclops, Iceman, Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Magneto, Sabretooth

  • Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy reference

    After the third level, go to Iron Man's lab, and talk to Spider-Man. He will say "The only thing that could make this worse is if Earth was blown up to make an intergalactic highway."

  • Easy Scared Of Heights and Widowmaker achievements

    Play the Galactus Boss battle. When he slams his fists and swipes at you, it will not hurt at all and you will get back up immediately. You are up on a ledge and his Punishers do not stop respawning. You can just keep grabbing and throwing them off in either direction. To avoid being caught in his hand and button tapping, go to the left side of the screen on that corner.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Mandarin's Downfall (45 points): The evil Mandarin was crushed by the forces of good.
      Mephisto's Defeat (45 points): Mephisto was struck down.
      The Trickster (45 points): Loki was defeated.
      The Power Cosmic (45 points): The mighty Galactus was toppled.
      Doomed Ending (45 points): Dr. Doom was utterly defeated.
      Scarlet Swashbuckler (30 points): Daredevil was unlocked as a playable hero.
      Wakandan Royalty (30 points): Black Panther was unlocked as a playable hero.
      Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (30 points): Nick Fury was unlocked as a playable hero.
      Surfs Up (30 points): Silver Surfer was unlocked as a playable hero.
      Dragon Slayer (15 points): Fin Fang Foom was defeated.
      Blue Screen of Death (15 points): M.O.D.O.K was defeated.
      Underwater Battle (15 points): Tigershark and Attuma were defeated.
      Swimming with the Fish (15 points): The mighty Kraken was defeated.
      Defeated Grey Gargoyle (15 points): Grey Gargoyle was defeated.
      Game Over (15 points): Arcade was defeated.
      Son of a Devil (15 points): Blackheart was defeated.
      The Executioner's Blade (15 points): Executioner and Enchantress were defeated.
      Giant Relief (15 points): Ymir fell to the forces of good.
      Warrior's Path (15 points): Gladiator was defeated.
      Deathbird's Defeat (15 points): Deathbird was crushed.
      Titanic Victory (15 points): Titannus was defeated.

    Additionally, there are 25 secret achievements:

      Fledgling Super Hero (5 points): Defeated 10 enemies.
      Legendary Super Hero (15 points): Defeated 100 enemies.
      The Ultimate Super Hero (50 points): Defeated 4,000 enemies.
      Pugilist (5 points): Performed 5 Finishing Moves.
      Melee Master (15 points): Performed 50 Finishing Moves.
      Touch of Death (30 points): Performed 200 Finishing Moves.
      Battle Tested (5 points): Win 1 Arcade mode Level.
      Battle Hardened (15 points): Win 20 Arcade mode Levels.
      Mad Skillz (30 points): Win 3 Arcade mode levels consecutively.
      Teh Mast3r (25 points): Win 15 Arcade mode levels consecutively.
      The Destroyer (25 points): Win 100 Arcade mode levels.
      I Have A Friend (5 points): Complete a level with at least one other player.
      Super Hero Team (15 points): Complete 25 levels with at least one other player.
      Teamwork (5 points): Complete one level with three other players.
      Ultimate Team Alliance (15 points) Complete 25 levels with three other players.
      Marvel Geek (5 points): Answer 15 Trivia questions correctly.
      Marvel Master (10 points): Answer 150 Trivia questions correctly.
      Comic God (15 points): Answer 20 Trivia questions correctly in a row.
      Fall to Death (10 points): Threw 5 enemies off a ledge.
      Scared of Heights (20 points): Throw 50 enemies off a ledge.
      Widowmaker (30 points): Throw 500 enemies off a ledge.
      Good Samaritan (20 points): Completed Skrull Cityscape level without defeating a single enemy.
      Golden Age of Comics (30 points): Attained Gold on all Comic missions.
      Dressed for Success (45 points): Unlocked all the outfits for every hero.
      Excelsior! (50 points): Complete Marvel: Ultimate Alliance in Hard mode.

    The following 12 achievements require the Xbox 360 exclusive expansion:

      Gamma Garb (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for the Hulk.
      Archer Apparel (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for Hawkeye.
      Optic Outfits (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for Cyclops.
      Teleport Threads (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for Nightcrawler
      Doom's Duds (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for Doom.
      Magnetic Regalia (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for Magneto.
      Symbiote Skins (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for Venom.
      Creed's Cloth (20 points): Unlocked all the outfits for Sabretooth.
      Mutant Love (20 points): Cyclops has spoken with Jean.
      Doppelgänger (25 points): Doom has spoken with himself.
      Wrong Claws (25 points): Sabretooth has been mistaken for Wolverine.
      Fleeting Allies (20 points): Magneto has spoken to Xavier.

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