Guitar Hero: Van Halen

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Cheat mode

At the main menu, select "Options", "Cheats", "Enter New Cheat", then enter one of the following codes to unlock the corresponding cheat option. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

    Always Slide

    Press Green(2), Red(2), Yellow, Red, Yellow, Blue. This mode turns all guitar notes (not chords) into touch pad sliding notes connected by purple lines. It has no effect online. Note: This code prevents achievements from being earned.

    Always Drum Fill

    Press Red(3), Blue(2), Green(2), Yellow.

    Auto Kick

    Press Yellow, Green, Red, Blue(4), Red. This mode automatically plays the bass pedal for the drummer. It has no effect online. Note: This code prevents achievements from being earned.

    Hyperguitar, Hyperbass, and Hyperdrums

    Press Green, Blue, Red, Yellow(2), Red, Green(2).

    Line 6 Effects

    Press Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green to unlock additional Line 6 effects in the Music Studio.

    Performance mode

    Press Yellow(2), Blue, Red, Blue, Green, Red(2).

    Invisible Rocker

    Press Green, Red, Yellow(3), Blue(2), Green.

    Air Instruments

    Press Red(2), Blue, Yellow, Green(3), Yellow.

    Black Highway

    Press Yellow, Red, Green, Red, Green, Red(2), Blue.

    Flame Color

    Press Green, Red, Green, Blue, Red(2), Yellow, Blue.

    Gem Color

    Press Blue, Red(2), Green, Red, Green, Red, Yellow.

    Star Color

    Press Red(2), Yellow, Red, Blue, Red, Red, Blue.

    Vocal Fireball

    Press Red, Green(2), Yellow, Blue, Green, Yellow, Green.

Classic Van Halen costumes

Successfully complete any career to unlock the classic Van Halen costumes.


Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

    Have You Seen His Grades? (Bronze): Complete a tutorial level.
    It's Alive (Bronze): Unlock Eddie's Frankenstein guitar.
    Intruder (Bronze): Complete the career intro.
    Van Halen (Bronze): Complete a career on Beginner.
    Every Band Wants Some!! (Bronze): Complete a song in a full band. (4 player band)
    They Ran With the Devil (Bronze): All band members hit a 50 note streak at the same time. (4 player band)
    Somebody Get Them A Doctor (Bronze): Hit 100% of the notes in a song as a band. (4 player band)
    Atomic Power Punk (Bronze): All band members activate Star Power at the same time. (4 player band)
    Hung High (Bronze): All band members earn an 8x multiplier at the same time. (4 player band)
    EVH (Bronze): Unlock all of the Van Halen instruments.
    The Broken Combs (Bronze): Complete a gig in West Hollywood.
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dallas (Bronze): Complete a gig in Dallas.
    Van Halen II (Bronze): Complete a career on Easy. (Band or Solo)
    Jump (Bronze): Complete all Van Halen songs. (Band or Solo Career)
    Unchained (Bronze): Unlock all Van Halen characters.
    Far Away Lands (Bronze): Complete gigs in London and The Netherlands.
    The Space Brothers (Bronze): Complete gigs in Los Angeles and Rome.
    Rock Out Big Cities (Bronze): Complete gigs in Berlin and New York City.
    Women and Children First (Silver): Complete a career on Medium. (Band or Solo)
    Diamond in the Rough (Silver): 5 star all Van Halen songs on Vocal Career. (expert)
    Double Bass Master (Silver): 5 star all Van Halen songs on Drum Career. (expert)
    316 (Silver): 5 star all Van Halen songs on Bass Career. (expert)
    The Tour is Ending (Silver): Complete a majority of the gigs. (Band or Solo)
    Fair Warning (Silver): Complete a career on Hard. (Band or Solo)
    Diver Down (Silver): Complete a career on Expert. (Band or Solo)
    1984 (Silver): Complete a career on Expert+. (Solo Drum)
    The Woodshed (Silver): 5 star guitar for 'Little Guitars', 'Cathedral', 'Spanish Fly', and 'Eruption.' (expert)
    Guitar God (Gold): 5 star all Van Halen songs on Guitar Career. (expert)
    5150 (Gold): Complete all Van Halen songs on every instrument. (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals)
    Platinum Artist (Platinum): Earn all of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Trophies in Guitar Hero Van Halen.

Additionally, there are sixteen secret trophies:

    Can I Borrow A Quarter? (Bronze): You created a custom guitar.
    Bang your Gong (Bronze): Created a custom drum set.
    Brown Sound (Bronze): You rocked out as classic Eddie.
    Break that String (Bronze): You completed the song 'I Want It All' as Eddie playing guitar.
    Beaten (Bronze): You won a guest artist song playing with Eddie.
    Born to Rock (Bronze): You rocked out as classic Wolfgang.
    The Ice Cream Man (Bronze): You won a guest artist song playing with Dave.
    Diamond Dave (Bronze): You rocked out as classic Dave.
    King Arthur (Bronze): You rocked out as classic Alex.
    I Have a Sound System (Bronze): You created a band named 'Van Halen.'
    Respect the Wind (Bronze): You won a guest artist song playing with Alex.
    Good Times (Bronze): You performed on every instrument with a member of Van Halen.
    I'm the One (Bronze): You scored 225,000 playing 'I'm the One' on expert guitar.
    You Really Got Me (Bronze): You won a song as a band with Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang.
    Hot For High Scores (Bronze): You scored 800,000 playing 'Hot for Teacher' with your band.
    No Brown M&M's!! (Bronze): You are now like a Van Halen encyclopedia!
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