When I started with the redesign of Makendou Central, I decided to do another quick Google search to see if there’s anything new to find about the franchise. Mainly, I browsed to see if there was any new fan art to be included in the gallery section that was about to open.
I did find a few new things but the most interesting one was this Japanese site that included cheat codes for many games (including a few for the original Makeruna! Makendou). And a lot of them seem to be previously unknown.
I’ve translated the two codes that were available for Makeruna! Makendou and shared them below.
The first one is a set of four codes. The effect depends on which button combo you choose. First, while in a stage, input the following code:
Pause and then press L, Up, Left, Down, Right, R, X, A, B, Y, Select
Your game should be still paused. Now, choose which effect you want and input the respective code. You can only enable one of this at the same time.
Unpause while holding: - Select = Press select to switch Kendo Magic - Right + L + R = Always max speed (Don't have to accelerate) - Up + Y + L = Infinite Magic - Down + Right + X + R = Infinite Shield
If you did the code correctly, you should see the effects immediately. Also, the effects will stay until you either restart the game in any way or you input the first part of the code again. You can see the infinite shield code in action in the video below.
The second code is an extra difficulty option called Maniac mode. This code is simpler to do and makes the game even harder than the already difficult Hard mode. The secret code is the following:
Go to Options and place the cursor on Sound. Then press the following buttons: R, L, R, Up, Down, Up, B, B
If done correctly, your cursor should end on Level and Maniac difficulty should now be available. The video below shows the cheat code in action. A few things you’ll quickly notice from Maniac mode is that enemies have more HP and a few of them are much faster.
Both of these secret codes also work in the localized version of the game (aka, Kendo Rage). This is similar to the already known Level Select code which works on both versions too.
Finally, here’s also the site that I talked about and where I found these codes for Makeruna! Makendou. Be warned that you’ll need to either know a bit of Japanese or depend on Google Translate to find a game you’re interested in. It’s definitely worth a look, though.