Cheats refers to words or button combinations which can be typed into The Simpsons: Hit & Run to alter the game usually to the players advantage.
Bring up the cheat console by pressing the ESC key during gameplay to bring up the pause menu. Then click Options, and then hold down the F1 button while inserting the following (for the desired result):
- Faster Acceleration - Right, Right, Right, Right
- Invincibility - Right, Up, Right, Up
- Jumping Car - Left, Left, Left, Right
- Redbrick Car - Down, Down, Right, Left
- One Hit Kills Car - Right, Right, Left, Left
- Speedometer On - Right, Right, Down, Left
- Unlimited Speed - Left, Left, Left, Left
- Unlock All Cars - Up, Down, Up, Down
- Change Player Skin - Down, Down, Down, Left
NOTE #1: The Unlock All Cars cheat cannot be used until the game is completed 100%. Same applies for the Change Player Skin, although that cheat is exclusive to the PC version.
NOTE #2: If you try to enter any cheat from the options screen at the main menu, the game will crash (PC version only).
NOTE #3: If you attempt to start a mission while not using the correct skin by talking to another character, this will cause the the two characters to stand there for an indefinite amount of time. The player is able to cancel by pressing the ESC key if the option is there, but if it isn't there, is no way to exit aside from alt/F4, task manager, or other similar ways.
NOTE #4: If you have a hard time trying to change the skin, it's the attack button. To know which it is go to the control settings in the Options. However, if the player wants to destroy a vending machine, crate, or kick another character, they must jump then press the attack button.
NOTE #5: To access the extra unlocked cars go to a phone booth and press F2 (for PC).
Hold L+R at the options screen:
PlayStation 2 (PS2) Edit
Hold L1+R1 at the options screen:
Hold left + right triggers at the options screen