Guitar Hero

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  • Cheat mode

    At the main menu, quickly press Yellow, Orange, Blue(2), Orange, Yellow(2) to unlock all bonuses. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game cannot be saved after this code is enabled. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow, Orange(2), Yellow, Blue(2), Yellow at the main menu.

  • Rock meter always green

    At the main menu, quickly press Yellow, Blue, Orange(2), Blue, Blue, Yellow, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Orange, Blue, Yellow(2), Blue(2), Orange, Yellow at the main menu.

  • Guitarist uses Air Guitar

    At the main menu, quickly press Orange(2), Blue, Yellow, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow(2), Orange, Blue, Yellow at the main menu.

  • Guitarist uses Guitar Hero SG

    At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Orange, Yellow, Blue(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Blue, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Blue at the main menu.

  • Monkey audience

    At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Orange, Yellow(3), Blue, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow, Blue(2), Orange(2), Blue, Yellow at the main menu.

  • Skull audience

    At the main menu, quickly press Orange, Yellow, Blue(2), Orange, Yellow, Blue(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Yellow, Blue, Yellow(2), Blue(2), Orange(2) at the main menu.

  • Toggle no venues

    At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Orange. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Only the band and crowd will be visible, with no background. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, quickly press Orange, Yellow, Orange, Blue(2), Yellow at the main menu.

  • Battle Axe

    Successfully complete Career mode on the Expert difficulty setting to unlock the Battle Axe.

  • Guitar God rank

    Get a five star rank on all songs and bonus tracks on the Normal, Hard, and Expert difficulty settings to get the "Guitar God" rank.

  • The Breaking Wheel

    While playing The Breaking Wheel, do not strum. Just hold the Strum Bar and strum the notes when they pass by.

  • This Is Spinal Tap reference

    On the loading screen, there are three knobs on the amp that are numbered 1 to 11, instead of 10 like on a real amp. This is a reference to a popular joke from the film This Is Spinal Tap.

  • Songs

    Spend the indicated amount of money at the Song Shop to unlock the corresponding song:

      Acro-Brats (Call Out): $250
      Anarchy Club (Behind the Mask): $250
      Artillery ("The Breaking Wheel"): $250
      Black Label Society(w/ Zakk Wylde) (Fire it up): $300
      Count Zero (Sail Your Ship By): $250
      Din (Fly on the Wall): $250
      Drist (Decontrol): $250
      Freezepop (Get Ready 2 Rokk): $250
      Graveyard BBQ (Cheat on the Church): $300
      Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives (Hey): $250
      Made in Mexico (Farewell Myth): $250
      Monkey Steal the Peach (Guitar Hero Theme): $250
      Shaimus (All Of This): $250
      The Bags (CaveMan Rejoice): $300
      The Model Sons (The Story OF MY LOVE): $250
      The Slip (Even Rats): $250
      Upper Crust (Eureka, I've Found Love): $300

  • Guitars

    Spend the indicated amount of money at the Guitar Shop to unlock the corresponding instrument:

      Gibson Corvus: $700
      Gibson EDS-1275 doubleneck: $850
      Gibson ES-335: $600
      Gibson Explorer: $600
      Gibson Firebird: $600
      Gibson Les Paul Special: $600
      Gibson Moderne: $700

  • Guitar skins

    Spend the indicated amount of money at the Skin Shop to unlock the corresponding guitar skin:

      Apline White Gibson EDS-1275: $150
      Birdseye Maple Gibson ES-335: $200
      Blue Gibson Firebird: $150
      Cherry Gibson Les Paul Special: $200
      Cooper Gibson Firebird: $200
      Cracked Blue Gibson Flying V: $250
      Custom Cherry Gibson ES-335: $250
      Custom Dragon Gibson Moderne: $250
      Custom Flame Gibson SG: $250
      Custom Rising Sun Gibson Explorer: $250
      Custom Snakeskin Gibson Corvus: $250
      Ebony Gibson ES-335: $150
      Ebony Gibson Les Paul Standard: $150
      Ebony Gibson Moderne: $200
      Ebony Gibson SG: $150
      Gibson Morderne Red: $150
      Goldtop GIbson Les Paul Standard: $200
      Green Lighting Gibson Les Paul Special: $250
      Natural Gibson Corvus: $200
      Natural Gibson Explorer: $200
      Natural Gibson Flying V2: $200
      Psychodelic Gibson Firebird: $250
      White Gibson Corvus White: $150
      White Gibson Explorer: $150
      White Gibson Les Paul Special: $150
      Worn Cherry Gibson Flying V: $150
      Worn White Gibson SG: $200
      Zakk Wylde Gibson Les Paul Custom: $250

  • Characters

    Spend the indicated amount of money at the Character Shop to unlock the corresponding person:

      Grim Reaper: $8,000
      Izzy Sparks: $5,000

  • Videos

    Spend the indicated amount of money at the Video Shop to unlock the corresponding video:

      Characters: $325
      Songs: $350
      Venues: $325

  • Custom guitars

    Each character has a guitar that belongs to them as told in the description of the skin. Note: The Scythe can only be used by The Grim Ripper, and is the only guitar he can use.

      The Cherry Gibson SG belongs to Axel Steel
      The Birdseye Maple Gibson ES-335 belongs to Clive Winston
      The Worn White Gibson SG belongs to Judy Nails
      The Green Lightning Gibson Les Paul Special belongs to Johnny Napalm
      The Blue Gibson Firebird belongs to Pandora
      The White Gibson Corvus White belongs to Xavier Stone
      The Custom Rising Sun Gibson Explorer belongs to Izzy Sparks
      The Scythe belongs to The Grim Ripper

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