A Nightmare on Elm Street
Released: Oct 1990
  • NES
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Cheats, Codes & Secrets

Last Updated on Oct 25, 2023

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for A Nightmare on Elm Street. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Cheats For NES

How to Enter Houses

To enter houses, press Up on the D-pad. You will not be able to enter some of the houses, just move to the next one and try pressing Up on the D-pad to enter it.

Level or House Order

Go into the levels or houses using the following order to be able to complete the game:

  1. The first 3 houses (they are random on which you can enter first). Make sure to complete all 3 before moving on.
  2. Junk Yard - It's all the way to the right at the end of Elm Street.
  3. Elm St. Cemetery - The location before the Junk Yard.
  4. Freddy's House - Wooden house before the cemetery with the broken door.
  5. Elm St. High School - It's to the left of Freddy's house and is the last level.


  • Make sure to collect every one of Freddy's bones when entering levels. If you don't you'll have to go back to collect them as they are actually needed to progress in the game.
  • Collect coffee to avoid entering the dream zone and having to face Freddy.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie device, you can always check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite health SUUUKNVN
Infinite lives SXEKSUVS
Infinite Zzz SZUPPEVS
Invincibility EIOLILEY
Start with 6 continues TAUVEZLA
Start with 9 continues PAUVEZLE
All characters ESVLNPEY + ENSUOPEI
Can always switch characters AUKUVPEY
Don't lose Zzz when hit AESSLAEA
Don't lose Zzz when standing AAXOLAPA
Jump very high IEULIGLA
One hit kills EIVKKYEY
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