Maximo Cheats - PlayStation 2

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Primary Collection of Cheats
Gallery mode
Collect the Sorceress kiss at the end of each level. Seat each of the four kisses to a power-up position. Once the game is completed, the art gallery will be unlocked.

Mastery mode
Have a 100% mastery ranking at the end of the game for all levels except those in the Hub.

To master a level, you must kill every enemy and find every hidden chest.

If you truly want to master the "Mastery Level", find the items that regenerate even if you die. This will allow you to get more Koins so you can buy everything in the level, including the "Foot Cheese". Make sure you can master the Evil Wizard that pops up like a jack in the box. He will always regenerate, giving you an extra life. This allows you to go back and collect more Koins. Do not end the level by slashing the energy stone at the end. Intentionally die after killing all of the enemies and collecting all of the Koins, items, and your extra life courtesy of the Evil Wizard. Then, repeat until you have enough, You will not lose any Koins when you die -- only if you run out of extra lives and the Grim Reaper appears to collect your soul. You will never collect enough spirits to save you. Use the ledges to your advantage on the "Mastery Level" before you slash the energy stone to end it. Remember, you cannot save on the "Mastery Level".
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Item power-ups
The following is a list of power-ups for Maximo's sword, shield, and other items.

NameCostFunction
Koin---Increase Koin inventory by one
Koin Bag---Increase Koin inventory by five
Diamond---Increase Koin inventory by ten
Spirit---After collecting 50 you get a Death coin
Death coin---Allows you to continue after you lose all lives
Heart150Increase lives by one
Key---Allows you to open iron locks and chests
Gold Key---Allows you to open gold locks
Green Bottle---Partially restores life bar
Red Bottle50Fully restores life bar
Shield Charge---Restores five units of shield meter
Sword Charge150Restores five units of any sword enchantment
Armor100Adds additional life bar, up to three max; after three you get gold armor for 20 seconds
Foot Cheese500Allows you to walk freely on ground that may have skeleton hands
Monogram boxers300Boxers with an "M" on the front
Pow Boxers300Boxers with the word "POW" on the front
Cow Boxers300Boxers with a cow pattern
Mystery150Random chosen item
Iron Shield----Default shield that game starts with
Silver Shield160Shield with 15 strength units
Gold Shield300Shield with 20 strength units

Abilities
Note: The "World" indicates the first world this is found in.

NameWorldDescription
Mighty Blow1Essential for fighting
Second Strike1Not needed if you use the Mighty Blow for most of your attacks
Furious Spin Attack3Good for attacking multiple enemies

Shield abilities
Note: The "World" indicates the first world this is found in.

NameWorld Description
Throw Shield1Allows you to throw your shield
Mighty Throw3Must have the throw shield; allows you to throw shield a great distance
Hover Shield3Must have throw shield
Shield Of Midas1Essential for collecting
Shield Of Storms3Excellent for fighting enemies; best shield power up you can have
Shield Of Thunder4Hurts enemies when they attack you

Sword enchantments
Note: The "World" indicates the first world this is found in.

NameWorldDescription
Flame Tongue1Powers up your blade strength
Pure Blade2Kill skeletons in one slash
Frostbiter3Freezes enemies
Armageddon4Strongest enchantment in the game; kills any enemy (except Bosses) in one hit

coins and koins
Find your way to the first save point but do not open the chest yet. Make sure you have a red key. After you save the game, open the locked chest. It contains koins, a heart, and a sword power-up. After you kill all the monsters and open all the chests, kill yourself. You will then respawn with the same amount of keys and you will not lose your spirits and koins. For the Grim Reaper coins, keep wrecking the "snowmen".

Grave Danger: More Grim Reaper coins
Collect the fairies and continue to do this until you have about 50. Hit the next grave, and you will have a Grim Reaper coin.

Grave Danger: Extra lives and items
Go through the level until you find a "jail cell"-type room. Go up the side, do your crushing death blow, then go through the secret room. You can collect an extra life, and coins below.

If you find yourself low on lives, armor, or keys, go to the first level (The Boneyard) using a warp pool. Play the level until you have all the coins, lives, and keys that you need. Then, return to the stage you need to complete fully powered.

Extra fairies
Use this trick to get five fairies instead of the normal two. When you get to any of the fairy stones, do a jumping sword attack ([X], [X], [Triangle]) and five fairies will be released. This allows you to get at least one continue per level.

Defeating Captain Cadaver
This is a very easy battle. To defeat him, knock him onto the grates on the floor until he starts to try to get out. Then, kneel ([L2]) and press [Square]. This will knock him out of the grate, causing damage. This Boss is not very difficult and only has a few attacks. For most of his attacks, just use your shield to block them. For others, such as when he shoots at you, use timed jumps.

Defeating Ghastly Gus
Do a downward strike ([X], [X], [Triangle]) until he falls, then do a thrust strike (hold any direction and press [Triangle]).

Stay out of the hole in the middle of the stage. It is "dead ground" and will slow you down and cause damage. Since Gus is so large, he is rather slow. You can use this to your advantage. When the battle begins, run away from him so that he does not chase and attack you. When he flings boulders, simply run in a curve and they will not hit you. After that, he will smash the ground with his shovel. Perform a double-jump over the shockwave that is created. While he is yelling, perform a downward strike ([X], [X], [Triangle]) on his foot. Perform another while he is yelling (this time in pain) to knock him over. Perform a thrust attack. Repeat this to defeat him.

When fighting Ghastly Gus, he will throw rocks, Allow him to do so, then jump the shockwave. Note: You have to have a shield. Run towards him when he is laughing. Throw your shield at his foot and he will jump, grabbing his foot. Wait for five seconds and throw it again. He will trip and fall. Run up to him and do an overhead strike. Keep doing this until he is defeated. Note: Throw your shield carefully, as they do not last forever.

Buy Foot Cheese and go to the castle. When you start, jump into the hole in the middle of the arena. Shoot your shield at his foot, then you can jump up and do a double jump-death blow on his foot. When he falls, hit him in the head.

Defeating Lakor Bas
When he shrinks, keep jumping away from him ([X], [X]). After that, he will send out some little voodoo dolls. Hit as many as you can until he starts shooting at you. The best way to destroy these little guys is a spin attack ([Square], then rotate the Analog-stick counterclockwise). After that, he will split up and start running around. Hit all of them until there is one remaining. Then, do a thrust strike (hold any direction and press [Triangle]). Repeat this and you will be victorious.

Defeating Lord Gutterscum
This is the easiest Boss in the game, Make sure you go into the battle with Armageddon (the purple sword power-up). When he stops moving, run around him and hit him in his fanny with a thrust attack. Repeat this and he will be defeated. This fight is easy because he just stays in one location -- it just requires timed jumps.

Shield Of Midas
The most important shield enhancement and item that you can have in the game (other than the Ring Of Pain and Increased Shockwave) is the Shield of Midas. Not only does it save you important steps (e.g. playing the very first level in about eight minutes), it also sucks up the spirits from their hiding places as if you were a magnet. This is crucial in the Spirit Realm level where one step can send you into the abyss. Also, when Mr. White Ghost happens to touch you and you miss killing him, immediately activate your shield and spin around as you go. Most likely you will get all the spirits back, therefore giving you more death coins. Make sure that you save your game with this enhancement so you can reload if you die.

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