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Portal Runner (PlayStation 2)

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Title Screen

Portal Runner

Developer: 3DO Company
Publisher: 3DO Company
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in US: September 10, 2001
Released in EU: October 19, 2001
Released in AU: November 10, 2001

AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
MinigameIcon.png This game has unused modes / minigames.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

To do:
Document the unused test levels in the debug menu.

An impressively bad spin-off of the Army Men series, Portal Runner was released to poor reviews, which 3DO Company CEO Trip Hawkins took surprisingly personally.


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Debug Menu

Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu10.png Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu1.png

Enabling the below code will re-enable debug features. The first code will boot the player into the main debug screen while holding Start. Continue holding until it appears on-screen. The second code will toggle a debug menu when L3 is pressed while in-game. Make sure no other menus are on-screen at the time of enabling the menu. To disable the menu, press R3.

USA code:

Hold Start To Boot Into Main Debug Menu
D02E6382 0000FFF7
2014FDE8 0C04E0C4
D02E6382 0000FFFF
2014FDE8 0C052A74

Press L3 For Debug Menu, R3 to Disable
20159E64 AC60FFF4
20159E00 08072558
201C9560 27BDFFF8
201C9564 FFBF0000
201C9568 3C02002A
201C956C 8C43A628
201C9570 1060001B
201C9574 0000202D
201C9578 0C04DCB0
201C957C 00000000
201C9580 3C04002A
201C9584 8C88A61C
201C9588 1500000A
201C958C 30430002
201C9590 10600008
201C9594 3C030029
201C9598 24050001
201C959C AC65BCA8
201C95A0 AC85A61C
201C95A4 0C04E0B8
201C95A8 0000202D
201C95AC 1000000C
201C95B0 00000000
201C95B4 30430004
201C95B8 10600009
201C95BC 3C030029
201C95C0 AC80A61C
201C95C4 AC60BCA8
201C95C8 0C05708A
201C95CC 0000202D
201C95D0 0C05708A
201C95D4 24040001
201C95D8 0C05708A
201C95DC 24040002
201C95E0 DFBF0000
201C95E4 08057118
201C95E8 27BD0008
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Camera Modes

Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu2.png

Contains camera related modes. The player can also set the camera to "Free" which allows manual positioning of the camera.

Render Modes

Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu3.png Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu4.png

Contains various debug specific rendering modes.


Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu5.png

Allows changing of map lighting parameters.

Debug Text

Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu6.png

Toggles various on-screen debug information.

Power Ups

Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu7.png

Allows giving the player items.

AI Debug Menu

Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu8.png

Allows toggling of AI related parameters.

MISC Debug

Portal Runner PS2 - Debugmenu9.png

Contains various other debug functions, such as automatically completing a level.

Exit To Debug Menu

Brings you back to the main bootup screen.

Hidden Cheats

A total of five cheats, never before found by the internet can be inputted below. To input them you must be inside the pause menu in-game. You must be holding either L1 or L2 while inputting the cheats. This is stated below what button you need to hold first before inputting the desired cheat. After inputting a cheat, you will hear a sound confirming correct cheat input.

Hold L1 While Entering Cheat Hold L2 While Entering Cheat Pause Screen Inputs Cheat Effect
Yes No Left, Up, Right, Down, Square, Circle, Down, R2, Up, R1 Changes the player's field of view.
Yes No Left, Right, Circle, Square, R1, R2, Up, Square, Down, Circle Grants invincibility to enemies, but not to environmental hazards.
No Yes Left, Right, Left, Up, Down, Up, Circle, Circle, Square, Up Grants unlimited arrows.
No Yes Circle, Square, R1, R2, Square, Circle, Up, Up, Square, Square Grants all arrows.
No Yes Square, Circle, R1, R2, Up, Down, Circle, R1, Circle, R2 Grants one of every level collectable.
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Cheats

Below are cheats not normally accessible anymore. However, they can be restored with a GameShark / CodeBreaker code for the NTSC-U version of the game. This code replaces the cheat "Changes the player's field of view.". Enter the following code and press the desired button combination.

Master Code (for console only)
901EAF30 0C07AB74
D02E6382 0000FFED
2020ED50 0011D948
D02E6382 0000FFBD
2020ED50 0011D980
D02E6382 0000FF7D
2020ED50 0011D9F8
D02E6382 0000FFDD
2020ED50 0011DA70

With the above code on, enter one of the button combinations below before inputting the cheat "Changes the player's field of view. ".

  • L3 + D-Pad Up - Increases health bar by one.
  • L3 + D-Pad Down - Deals damage to Vikki.
  • L3 + D-Pad Left - Uncertain.
  • L3 + D-Pad Right - Endurance Mode.

Endurance Mode makes the text "Endurance Mode" appear on-screen. Unpausing makes you lose the level. You will restart with the text still on the screen. This unused game mode times your progress in the level. You will fail the level if you're not quick enough to complete the level. It's unclear what you may be rewarded with after completing this mode.

(Source: Original TCRF research)