Collecting different variants, special editions and rereleases of classic Wing Commander games is a common pastime for Wingnuts, but really hardcore fans are also hunting down obscure third party unlicensed works. LOAF recently found this one, Axis the Gamecheater, which supposedly grants 'super powers' to both Wing Commander and Ultima VI. Without the internet, some of the series' built in cheats weren't as readily known, so there was a market for products like this back in the day. Actual effectiveness was pretty hit & miss...
LOAF> Behold: AXIS the GAMECHEATER! He has a code wheel built in to his box that tells us... nothing?
Welcome, warrior, to the cyberspace game zone. In the cyber zone, your weaponry is superior, you are immortal. Because you have Axis the Gamecheater, you cannot be defeated anywhere on the game grid. You are invincible!
With the Gamecheater installed in your computer, you can override predefined game functions with assignable hot keys. In your favorite games you can add time, lives, money, extra ammo or fuel, jump to different play levels or whatever it takes for you to win.
Each game module provides you with special weapons. Rotate Axis's selector wheel to view how many weapons you have in your arsenal for each supported game.
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