StarCraft is one of the most successful real-time strategy games in PC gaming. Many players from around the globe know the game by heart and continue to play it both the original, sequel and remastered version.
While StarCraft is undeniably addicting with the daunting challenges, but why not jump back into the nostalgia of cheat codes?
Developed by Blizzard Entertainment in 1998, as many consider it the space version of Warcraft, it sets in a science fiction universe where three factions are at war; the human Terrans, the alien psionic Protoss, and the critter-infesting Zerks.
The game featured different unique units and structures. Offering diverse line ups to counter certain units from opposing factions. It also features a series of missions from each faction campaign that unravels the plot of the game as well as expanding the lore.
In 2017, Starcraft: Remastered was released, which has ultra-high-definition+ graphics and applying the modern online suite. Up until now, there are still active players who compete in the original game despite a sequel has already released for several years now.
And like any games, StarCraft had its fair share of in-game cheats that anyone can apply; but of course, this is only available in single-player skirmish and campaigns. The interesting part of the cheat codes in StarCraft and Brood War is that some of them have pop culture references or in some cases notable quotes and phrases.
To activate any cheat key, players must press enter during the game to open the dialog box. After that, key in the desired cheat codes. A notification will appear at the bottom of the screen if the cheat worked. Though some cheat codes can be entered multiple times. Be mindful that repetitive cheat codes might cause it to toggle off the cheat. The cheats can work on both the original game and the Brood War expansion, as well for the 2017 Remastered edition.
The following is the list of the known Starcraft cheat codes. Each with their corresponding effects and references which some or everyone did not know.
These cheat keys will only work in single-player skirmish or campaign.
The 20 StarCraft Cheat Codes For Mac
|black sheep wall||Reveals the entire map, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again||It’s based on an actual metal band call Black Sheep Wall|
|breathe deep||Adding 500 units of Vespine gas can be repeated by typing the cheat code again||Common quote|
|food for thought||Increasing the supply units to 200, this removes the purpose of supply depots, overlords or pylons in the mission.||Common English phrase|
|game over man||Instant defeat for the mission||Popular quote from the movie Aliens|
|medieval man||Enable all abilities, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again||Based on the soundtrack in Warcraft 2 I am a Medieval Man|
|modify the phase variance||Ignore building prerequisites||Based on a popular ship command in Star Trek
|noglues||Enemies cannot use psionic abilities||Also a cheat key in Warcraft 2 which can disable Orc traps|
|operation cwal||Makes faster buildings and instant completion for upgrades, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again||Based on the fan group Operation: Can't Wait Any Longer|
|ophelia||Enables mission select cheat||Based on the character from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet play
|race# (race is the Race Name and # is the Mission Number)||Skip the current level to the selected mission. This only works in Campaign mode. And to use this, a user must input Terran, Protoss or zerg and the mission number. For the Brood War expansion, put x before the race name (example, xterran, xprotoss, xzerg)||None.|
|power overwhelming||God mode, making your units and structures invincible, with the exception of the Zerg Queen’s Spawn Broodling ability. Also, any friendly splash damage from your units can still damage your own units.||A famous unit response phrase from the Protoss Archon unit|
|radio free zerg||Plays the secret Zerg theme song, this can only work when playing as the Zerg race.||Based on Radio Free Europe, an actual radio station that broadcasted around Eastern Europe during the Cold War.|
|show me the money||Gives 10,000 units of Minerals and Vespine Gas, can be repeated by typing the cheat code again||Based on the quote from the Jerry Maguire movie|
|something for nothing||Free upgrades, does not include ability upgrades. The cheat code can be repeated three times for full-upgrade||Based on the quote; You can't get something for nothing.|
|staying alive||Continue playing the game after winning or losing in the mission. Players must exit the mission in order to leave.||Based on the Bee Gees song “Staying Alive”|
|the gathering||Unit abilities do not consume or require any energy, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again.||A pun on the popular tradable card game Magic: The Gathering|
|there is no cow level||Instant win for the mission||A reference about the rumor of a secret cow level in Diablo which was released in 1996, the secret cow level became a reality in Diablo II in 2000.
|war aint what it used to be||No fog of war, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again||A phrase about when wars before modern times had more honor and chivalry.|
|whats mine is mine||Adding 500 units of minerals, can be repeated by typing the cheat code again||A common quote|
|terran# [mission number]||Terran Level Skip for the desired level.||None.|
*Note: All these codes must be enabled before the other mission selection codes are used.
The 21 Cheat Codes For Windows
|protoss#||Protoss skip by replacing # with mission number
|zerg#||Level skip by replacing # with mission number|
|terran#||Terran skip by replacing # with mission number|
|food for thought||Enjoy food supply without limitation|
|power overwhelming||Unleash the invincible units|
|there is no cow level||Win instantly|
|game over man||Lose instantly|
|something for nothing||Free upgrades, does not include ability upgrades. The cheat code can be repeated three times for full-upgrade|
|the gathering||Unit abilities do not consume or require any energy, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again|
|radio free zerg||Reveal hidden songs|
|black sheep wall||Reveals the entire map, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again|
|medieval man||Enable all research abilities, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again
|breathe deep||Adding 500 unit of Vespene gas. Can be repeated by typing the cheat code again.|
|whats mine is mine||Adding 500 unit of crystals. Can be repeated by typing the cheat code again.|
|show me the money||Gives 10,000 units of Minerals and Vespine Gas, can be repeated by typing the cheat code again|
|modify the phase variance||Ignore building prerequisites to build anything that you desire.|
|staying alive||Continue playing after winning the match|
|Ophelia||Enables mission select cheat|
|Noglues||Enemies cannot use psionic storm|
|Operation cwal||Building construction in a faster pace|
To get a better overview of StarCraft, feel free to refer to the gameplay below.
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