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Backgammon (Famicom Disk System)

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Title Screen


Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Famicom Disk System
Released in JP: September 7, 1990

CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

The FDS Backgammon is an adaptation of the popular board game which was supervised by the Japan Backgammon Association. It also features a song by Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama, who was also the honorary chairman of the Association.

Level Select

At the main game menu, hold one of the following buttons on Controller 2's D-Pad while selecting "TOURNAMENT" with Controller 1 to skip to the desired portion of Tournament Mode:

  • Right: Second Game
  • Down: Semi-Final
  • Left: Final Game
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Cheat Mode

At the "PRESS START" prompt on the Title Screen, enter the following cheat code on Controller 2: A, A, A, Up, Right, B, Down, Up. Press Start to move to the main menu, then enter the following cheat code on Controller 2: Down, Left, Right, Right, B, A, A, Down. There won't be any indication that the Cheat Mode has been activated if you've done it right, but the following commands should now be accessible:

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Soft Reset

During any game mode other than Demonstration, press A + B + Up + Left on Controller 2 to perform a Soft Reset.

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CPU Controlled Player

At the main menu, put your cursor over any mode other than "DEMONSTRATION", hold Left on Controller 1, then press either A or Start.. The player will now be controlled by the CPU!

Toggle CPU Control

During a game, when any player ends its turn by taking their dice off the table, hold Left on either controller until it switches to that side's turn, to toggle CPU control of that side.

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Dice Value Editor

During a game, before a human player throws a dice, press Right + Down + A to invoke the Dice Value Editor. There's no indicator, but the dice values default to 6:6. Press Right to increment the first dice (wrapping back around to 1 as appropriate), Down to increment the second dice, or Left to increment both. Press A or B to exit the dice editor. Now the dice will always have the specified values!

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Field & Dice Editor

During the game, before the dice is thrown, hold Left + Up on Controller 1 to switch to Edit Mode. Press Left or Right to choose game field. Hold A or B (for white or red stones respectively) and press Down or Up to remove or add stones to the field. While holding A or B, press Left or Right to change the corresponding Dice value. Press Start to continue the game.

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Skip to the Ending

At the main menu, put your cursor on "TOURNAMENT", hold A on controller 2, then press A or Start on Controller 1 to jump straight to the ending.

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Secret Credits

Backgammon - FDS - Secret Credits.png

At the ending screen, after the stamping animation is complete, wait for exactly three minutes. Then, hold Left + Down + Select + A on Controller 1 and Right + B + A on Controller 2. The code won't work after 30 seconds, and any incorrect input will return the player to the title screen.

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