Tropico 3

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Cheat mode

While playing the game, click Left Analog-stick + Right Analog-stick while pressing Back + Start to unlock a menu with various cheats, including extra money, 100% tourism rating, rebel uprising, and other options. Note: Enabling a cheat will prevent achievements from being earned.


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

    El Prez 101 (5 points): Learn how to run a Banana Republic.
    Presidente for life (50 points): Prove your governing skills on 15 different islands in Campaign mode.
    Frequent Flier (10 points): Build an Airport.
    Call me Tropifeller (5 points): Build a Skyscraper Hotel.
    License to Kill (5 points): Issue 5 kill orders in one game.
    Generous Leader (10 points): Bribe 10 citizens in one game.
    You Saw Nothing (15 points): Arrange 15 "Accidents" in one game.
    A little something (10 points): Have over $20 000 in your Swiss Bank account.
    Pension Fund (20 points): Have over $50 000 in your Swiss Bank account.
    Filthy Rich (30 points): Have over $100 000 in your swiss Bank account.
    Tropican Fiesta (40 points): Finish a game with overall Happines of your citizens above 70%.
    Viva la Revolucion! (10 points): Finish a "Rebel Yell" Sandbox game..
    Tropico Tycoon (20 points): Construct 3 different industry buildings in one game.
    Bureaucrat (30 points): Issue 200 edicts.
    My People Love Me (20 points): Win 80% of the votes in Elections.
    Nephew Sam (10 points): Make an alliance with the US.
    Comrade Presidente (10 points): Make an alliance with the USSR.
    Curse of the Llama (40 points): Survive 10 Hurricanes and Earthquakes.
    Coup de Grace (20 points): Suppress a Military Coup.
    Red Wire, Green Wire (20 points): Deal with a bomb threat.
    The Negotiator (10 points): Resolve a hostage situation.
    Agent 00 (10 points): Establish Secret Police.
    It's Just a Flesh Wound (20 points): Survive an assassination attempt.
    In the Ivory Tower (10 points): Address the people from the balcony of your Palace.
    Honest Politician (20 points): Fulfill an Election Promise.
    Black Gold (35 points): Earn $100 000 from Oil export.
    Fruitas LTD CEO (10 points): Become a leading exporter of tropical fruits.
    El Commandante (30 points): Finish your mandate on 5 different islands in Campaign mode.
    Let There Be Light (10 points): Build a Power Plant.
    Homes for Everyone (30 points): Have population of over 250 and no Shacks.
    Maximum Security (20 points): Arrest 20 citizens in one game.
    Man of the People (40 points): Finish a game with respect of all factions above 70.
    Accomplished Dictator (40 points): Lead 10 different islands to prosperity in Campaign mode.
    Tropican Utopia (5 points): Finish a Sandbox game in God mode.
    Tropico and Beyond (20 points): Finish an online Challenge.
    Free Elections (10 points): Finish a "Free Elections" Sandbox game.
    Elitist (50 points): Construct 1337 buildings.
    Top Exporter (30 points): Earn $1 000 000 from industry in a single game.
    Viva El Presidente! (20 points): Win a battle against the Rebels.
    Iron Fist (30 points): Suppress an uprising.
    Architect (10 points): Rush the construction of 5 buildings.
    Guest of Honor (15 points): Make 10 official visits to buildings.
    High Praise (10 points): Praise yourself in an Election Speech.
    Heavy Traffic (30 points): Construct at least 1000 meters of roads and 4 Garages.
    Distinguished Service (10 points): Decorate a soldier with a medal.
    Metropolis (25 points): Construct 200 buildings on one island.
    Militarist (20 points): Have more than 20 soldiers and generals in one game.
    Paradise Island (40 points): Earn $1 000 000 from tourism profits in a single game.
    Tourist Resort (10 points): Build all Tourist Attractions on one island.
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