Those of you old enough to recall the good old 8 and 16-bit days will no doubt remember the thrill of finding a new cheat code for your latest game which unlocked new features or gave you special powers.

Those days are all but gone, but thankfully Yacht Club Games is keeping the dream alive with Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. The company tweeted that there's a cheat code for the faux-retro platformer which enables "Xtreme" mode, making the lead character behave like Capcom's Blue Bomber in Mega Man Xtreme.

That's not all - there's another code as well which changes the colour of the Specter Knight:

Have you tried either of these codes out already? Let us know what you think by posting a comment.