GTA: The Trilogy Cheats for Nintendo Switch (GTA 3, San Andreas, Vice City)


GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition brings GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas to the Nintendo Switch for the first time in fully remastered form. Discover all the available cheat codes in our complete guide below.

Grand Theft Auto Nintendo Switch Cheats

Cheats are a prime way to squeeze extra hours out of the three titles in the GTA trilogy (GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas), which already contain an immense amount of content on their own. Using these cheat codes is very easy, and this article will teach you how.

Nintendo Switch Cheats for GTA San Andreas, GTA: Vice City & GTA 3
Anything is possible with cheats in Grand Theft Auto
  1. Make A New Save

    The first step before diving in is to back up your progress, ensuring that you keep your non-cheats and cheats saves separate. This is because using these codes will affect your ability to earn Achievements. Some cheats are also irreversible, so you will need a clean save point to return to.

  2. Select your Cheats

    There are dozens of cheats to choose from with various effects and results. To find the codes, take a look at our lists for GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas.

  3. Enter the Code

    To activate a cheat, enter the relevant button combination on your controller without pausing the game. Claude, Tommy or CJ will react to the control commands in-game as usual, but that is intended. It might mean you need to look out where and when you enter the codes though!

  4. Adjust Controller Layout

    If your cheat entry does not work at first, you might need to adjust your controller layout to the 'classic' setting. This can be done under the options menu. Then try to enter the code again.

  5. Successful Activation

    If the cheat has been successfully triggered, a small pop-up should inform you that it is now active.

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GTA 3 Cheats for Nintendo Switch

Note: the invisible cars cheat code does not work in the definitive edition of GTA 3 on the Nintendo Switch and so you will not find it listed below. Also, if your cheat doesn't work, trying switching to the "classic" controller layout under settings.

  • Big Head Mode: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT RIGHT, LEFT RIGHT, A, B
    This is a brand new cheat code introduced in the definitive edition

  • Flying Cars: RIGHT, ZR, A, R, ZL, DOWN, L, R
    Cars will take off from the ground.

  • NPCs Carry Weapons: ZR, R, X, B, ZL, L, UP, DOWN
    NPCs will become armed, but not automatically hostile. They'll retaliate if attacked, though.

  • NPC Riot: DOWN, UP, LEFT, UP, B, R, ZR, ZL, L
    NPCs will become hostile to the player and each other. Permanent.

  • NPCs Attack: DOWN, UP, LEFT, UP, B, R, ZR, L, ZL
    NPCs will become hostile to the player only. Permanent.

  • Give All Weapons: R(2X), L, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    You'll get every weapon in the game.

  • Give $250,000: R(2X), L(2X), LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    You instantly get $250,000.

  • Maximum Armor: R(2X), L, ZL, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    Armor instantly replenished.

  • Maximum Health: R(2X), L, R, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    HP instantly replenished.

  • Increase Fog: L, ZL, R, R(2X), R, ZL, Y
    Changes the weather to slightly foggy.

  • Increase Fog More: L, ZL, R, R(2X), R, ZL, A
    Changes the weather to moderately foggy.

  • Increase Fog Max: L, ZL, R, R(2X), R, ZL, B
    Changes weather to very foggy.

  • Sunny Weather: L, ZL, R, R(2X), R, ZL, X
    Changes the weather to sunny.

  • Decrease Wanted Level: R(2X), L, ZR, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN
    Decreases wanted rating by one.

  • Increase Wanted Level: ZR(2X), L, ZR, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
    Increases wanted rating by one.

  • Auto-Explode Cars: ZL, ZR, L, R, ZL, ZR, X, Y, A, X, ZL, L
    Instantly blows up nearby vehicles.

  • Toggle Character Skin: RIGHT, DOWN, LEFT, UP, L, ZL, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT
    Cycles through various NPC character models.

  • Better Handling: R, L, ZR, L, LEFT, R(2X), X
    Makes cars easier to drive and handle.

  • Speed Up Time: X, UP, RIGHT, DOWN, Y, R, ZR
    Gameplay is sped up.

  • Spawn Tank: B(6X), R, ZL, L, X, A, X
    Spawns a tank directly in front of the player.

GTA: Vice City Cheats for Nintendo Switch

The invisible cars cheat code does not work in GTA Vice City for the Nintendo Switch and you will not find it listed below. Also, if you're unable to activate a particular cheat, trying switching over to the "classic" control scheme under the settings menu.

  • Big Head Mode: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT RIGHT, LEFT RIGHT, A, B
    This is a brand new cheat code introduced in the definitive edition

  • Weapon Set 1: R, ZR, L, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    Gives Tommy all level 1 weapons with ammo.

  • Weapon Set 2: R, ZR, L, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT
    Gives Tommy all level 2 weapons with ammo.

  • Weapon Set 3: R, ZR, L, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
    Gives Tommy all level 3 weapons with ammo.

  • Full Health: R, ZR, L, B, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    Heals Tommy back to full health.

  • Full Armor: R, ZR, L, B, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    Replenishes Tommy's armor back to maximum.

  • Ladies' Man: A, B, L, L, ZR, B, B, A, X
    Tommy is followed by female PEDs.

  • Increase Wanted Level: R, R, A, ZR, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
    Adds one wanted level.

  • Lower Wanted Level: R, R, A, ZR, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN
    Removes one wanted level.

  • Suicide: RIGHT, ZL, DOWN, R, LEFT, LEFT, R, L, ZL, L
    Tommy ends it all.

  • Fast Mode: A, A, L, X, L, X, Y, Y, L, X, A, X
    Increases movement speed of all characters.

  • Spawn Tank (Rhino): A, A, L, A, A, A, L, ZL, R, X, A, X
    Spawns a Rhino tank.

  • Spawn Bloodring Banger: UP, RIGHT, RIGHT, L, RIGHT, UP, Y, ZL
    Spawns the first variant of the Bloodring Banger.

  • Spawn Alt Bloodring Banger: DOWN, R, A, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, LEFT, LEFT
    Spawns the second variant of the Bloodring Banger.

  • Spawn Sabre Turbo: RIGHT, ZL, DOWN, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, A, LEFT
    Spawns a Sabre Turbo vehicle.

  • Spawn Hotring Racer: R, A, ZR, RIGHT, L, ZL, B, B, Y, ZR
    Spawns the first variant of the Hotring Racer.

  • Spawn Alt Hotring Racer: ZR, L, B, RIGHT, L, R, RIGHT, UP, A, ZR
    Spawns the second variant of the Hotring Racer.

  • Spawn Hearse: DOWN, ZR, DOWN, R, ZL, LEFT, R, L, LEFT, RIGHT
    Spawns Romero's Hearse.

  • Spawn Limo: ZR, UP, ZL, LEFT, LEFT, R, L, A, RIGHT
    Spawns the Love Fist limousine.

  • Spawn Trashmaster: A, R, A, R, LEFT, LEFT, R, L, A, RIGHT
    Spawns a Trashmaster vehicle.

  • Spawn Caddie: A, L, UP, R, ZL, B, R, L, A, B
    Spawns a Caddie vehicle.

  • Random Outfit: RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, UP, L, ZL, LEFT, UP, DOWN, RIGHT
    Randomly changes Tommy's current set of clothes.

  • Ricardo Skin: L, ZL, R, ZR, DOWN, L, ZR, ZL
    Changes the player character to Ricardo Diaz.

  • Lance Skin: A, ZL, LEFT, B, R, L, B, L
    Changes the player character to Lance Vance.

  • Ken Skin: RIGHT, L, UP, ZL, L, RIGHT, R, L, B, R
    Changes the player character to Ken Rosenberg.

  • Hilary Skin: R, A, ZR, L, RIGHT, R, L, B, ZR
    Changes the player character to Hilary King.

  • Jezz Skin: DOWN, L, DOWN, ZL, LEFT, A, R, L, B, B
    Changes the player character to Jezz Torent.

  • Dick Skin: R, ZL, ZR, L, RIGHT, ZR, LEFT, B, Y, L
    Changes the player character to Dick.

  • Phil Skin: RIGHT, R, UP, ZR, L, RIGHT, R, L ,RIGHT, A
    Changes the player character to Phil Cassidy.

  • Sonny Skin: A, L, A, ZL, LEFT, A, R, L, B, B
    Changes the player character to Sonny Forelli.

  • Mercedes Skin: ZR, L, UP, L, RIGHT, R, RIGHT, UP, A, X
    Changes the player character to Mercedes.

  • Candy Skin: A, ZR, DOWN, R, LEFT, RIGHT, R, L, B, ZL
    Changes the player character to Candy Suxxx.

  • Proximity Explosion: ZR, ZL, R, L, ZL, ZR, Y, X, A, X, ZL, L
    All nearby vehicles explode.

  • Road Rage: ZR, A, R, ZL, LEFT, R, L, ZR, ZL
    All NPC vehicles try to ram you.

  • Pink Cars: A, L, DOWN, ZL, LEFT, B, R, L, RIGHT, B
    All vehicles in the game become pink.

  • Black Cars: A, ZL, UP, R, LEFT, B, R, L, LEFT, A
    All vehicles in the game become blac.k

  • Flying Vehicles: RIGHT, ZR, A, R, ZL, DOWN, L, R
    All vehicles can take off and fly.

  • Handling Buff: X, R, R, LEFT, R, L, ZR, L
    All vehicles are easier to handle.

  • Amphibious Cars: RIGHT, ZR, A, R, ZL, Y, R, ZR
    All vehicles can drive on water.

  • Quick Clock: RIGHT, R, UP, ZL, ZL, LEFT, R, L, R, R
    Speeds up the passage of time on the in-game clock.

  • Slow Time: X, UP, RIGHT, DOWN, Y, ZR, R
    Decreases speed for all characters.

  • Riot: DOWN, LEFT, UP, LEFT, B, ZR, R, ZL, L
    NPCs become hostile to each other and you. Permanent.

  • Hostile PEDs: DOWN, UP, UP, UP, B, ZR, R, ZL, ZL
    NPCs become hostile to just you. Permanent.

  • Armed PEDs: ZR, R, B, X, B, X, UP, DOWN
    NPCs become armed but not hostile.

  • Armed Female PEDs: RIGHT, L, A, ZL, LEFT, B, R, L, L, B
    Female NPCs become armed but not hostile.

SAN ANDREAS CHEATS VIDEOS

GTA San Andreas Cheats for Nintendo Switch

For technical and game engine compatibility reasons, Rockstar Games removed various cheat codes from the Switch remastered version of GTA: San Andreas included in GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. While these cheats were possible in the original version of the game on other platforms, they do not function in the Nintendo version and you will not find them in the list below. Please also note that the aforementioned removed cheats differ between the console and PC versions of the game, and this list reflects the actual working cheat codes for the Switch. Finally, if you cannot get a cheat to work, try changing to the "classic" controller scheme under settings.

Player Cheats

  • Big Head Mode: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT RIGHT, LEFT RIGHT, A, B
    This is a brand new cheat code introduced in the definitive edition

  • Slow Down Gameplay: X, UP, RIGHT, DOWN, Y, ZR, R

  • Time Passes Faster: A, A, L, X, L, X, Y, Y, L, X, A, X

  • Fast Gameplay: X, UP, RIGHT, DOWN, ZL, L, Y

  • $250,000, Full Health, and Full Armor: R, ZR, L , B, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    Also repairs a vehicle if you're in one.

  • Super Jump: UP, UP, X, X, UP, UP, LEFT, RIGHT, Y, ZR, ZR

  • Super Punch: UP, LEFT, B, X, R, A, A, A, ZL
    Pedestrians also gain Super Punch.

  • Suicide: Down, B, Right, Left, Right, R, Right, Down, Up, X
    Infinite Health cheat prevents this from working.

  • Hitman: DOWN, Y, B, LEFT, R, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, DOWN, L, L, L
    Raises your level for all weapons to Hitman.

  • Lock Wanted Level: A, RIGHT, A, RIGHT, LEFT, Y, X, UP

  • Lower Wanted Level: R, R, A, ZR, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN
    Removes wanted level.

  • Raise Wanted Level: R, R, A, ZR, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
    Adds two wanted stars.

  • Six-Star Wanted Level: A, RIGHT, A, RIGHT, LEFT, Y, B, DOWN

  • Maximum Fat: X, UP ,UP, LEFT, RIGHT, Y, A, DOWN

  • Maximum Muscle: X, UP, UP, LEFT, RIGHT, Y, A, LEFT

  • Minimum Fat and Muscle: X, UP, UP, LEFT, RIGHT, Y, A, RIGHT

  • Maximum Respect: L, R, X, DOWN, ZR, B, L, UP, ZL, ZL, L, L

  • Maximum Sex Appeal: A, Y, X, UP, A, R, ZL, UP, X, L, L, L

  • Maximum Stamina: UP, A, X, B, X, B, Y, ZR, RIGHT

  • Maximum Vehicle Skill Stats: Y, ZL, B, R, ZL, ZL, LEFT, R, RIGHT, L, L, L

  • Infinite Lung Capacity: DOWN, LEFT, L, DOWN, DOWN, ZR, DOWN, ZL, DOWN
    Allows you to remain underwater without drowning.

  • Spawn Jetpack: L, ZL, R, ZR, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, L, ZL, R, ZR, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT

  • Spawn Parachute: LEFT, RIGHT, L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, UP, DOWN, RIGHT, L

  • Infinite Ammo: L, R, Y, R, LEFT, ZR, R, LEFT, Y, DOWN, L, L
    Pedestrians also gain Infinite Ammo.

  • Give Weapons 1: R, ZR, L, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP
    Brass Knuckles, baseball bat, 9mm, shotgun, Micro SMG, AK-47, Rifle, rocket launcher, Molotov Cocktail, and Spray Paint.

  • Give Weapons 2: R, ZR, L, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT
    Knife, Desert Eagle, Sawn-Off Shotgun, TEC 9, M4 Carbine, sniper rifle, Flamethrower, Fire Extinguisher, and Grenades.

  • Give Weapons 3: R, ZR, L, ZR, LEFT, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, LEFT , DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
    Chainsaw, Silenced 9mm, SPAS 12, MP5, M4 Carbine, Sniper Rifle, Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher, and Satchel Bomb.

Note: There is no working invincibility or infinite health cheat code for San Andreas on Switch.

Vehicle Cheats

  • All Cars Have Nitrous Oxide Systems: LEFT, X, R, L, UP, Y, X, DOWN, A, ZL, L, L

  • Give Taxis Nitrous and Hydraulics: UP, B, X, B, X, B, Y, ZR, RIGHT
    All taxis have Nitrous Oxide Systems, and jump when you press the button for the horn

  • Destroy All Cars: ZR, ZL, R, L, ZL, ZR, Y, X, A, X, ZL, L

  • Flying Boats: ZR, A, UP, L, RIGHT, R, RIGHT, UP, Y, X

  • Flying Cars: UP, DOWN, L, R, L, RIGHT, LEFT, L, LEFT

  • Cars Drive on Water: RIGHT, ZR, A, R, ZL, Y, R, ZR

  • Increase Car Speed: UP, L, R, UP, RIGHT, UP, B, ZL, B, L

  • Perfect Handling: X, R, R, LEFT, R, L, ZR, L

  • Your Car is Invincible: L, ZL, ZL, UP, DOWN, DOWN, UP, R, ZR, ZR
    Ability to instantly destroy other vehicles

  • Bike Super Jump: X, Y, A, A, Y, A, A, L, ZL, ZL, R, ZR
    100 feet in the air

  • Spawn Bloodring Banger: DOWN, R, A, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, LEFT, LEFT

  • Spawn Caddy: A, L, UP, R, ZL, B, R, L, A, Y

  • Spawn Dozer: ZR, L, L, RIGHT, RIGHT, UP, UP, B, L, LEFT

  • Spawn Hunter: A, B, L, A, A, L, A, R, ZR, ZL, L, L

  • Spawn Hydra: X, X, Y, A, B, L, L, DOWN, UP

  • Spawn Monster: RIGHT, UP, R, R, R, DOWN, X, X, B, A, L, L

  • Spawn Quadbike: LEFT, LEFT, DOWN, DOWN, UP, UP, Y, A, X, R, ZR

  • Spawn Hotring Racer 1: R, B, ZR, Right, L, ZL, B, B, X, R
    Hotring A variant

  • Spawn Hotring Racer 2: ZR, L, A, RIGHT, L, R, RIGHT, UP, A, ZR
    Hotring B variant

  • Spawn Rancher: UP, RIGHT, RIGHT, L, RIGHT, UP, Y, ZL

  • Spawn Ranger: UP, RIGHT, RIGHT, L, UP, Y, ZL

  • Spawn Rhino: A, A, L, A, A, A, L, ZL, R, X, A, X

  • Spawn Romero: DOWN, ZR, DOWN, R, ZL, LEFT, R, L, LEFT, RIGHT
    Hearse

  • Spawn Stretch: ZR, UP, ZL, LEFT, LEFT, R, L, A, RIGHT
    Limousine

  • Spawn Stunt Plane: A, UP, L, ZL, DOWN, R, L, L, LEFT, LEFT, B, X

  • Spawn Tanker: R, UP, LEFT, RIGHT, ZR, UP, RIGHT, Y, RIGHT, ZL, L, L
    With an attached Tanker Trailer

  • Spawn Trashmaster: A, R, A, R, LEFT, LEFT, R, L, A, RIGHT
    Garbage truck

  • Spawn Vortex: X, X, Y, A, B, L, ZL, DOWN, DOWN
    Hovercraft

Pedestrian Cheats

  • Aggressive Drivers / Traffic: ZR, B, R, ZL, LEFT, R, L, ZR, ZL

  • All Traffic Vehicles are Junk Cars: ZL, RIGHT, L, UP, B, L, ZL, ZR, R, L, L, L

  • All Traffic Vehicles are Black: A, ZL, UP, R, LEFT, B, R, L, LEFT, A

  • All Traffic Vehicles are Pink: A, L, DOWN, ZL, LEFT, B, R, L, RIGHT, A

  • All Traffic Vehicles are Rural: X, LEFT, Y, ZR, UP, ZL, DOWN, L, B, L, L, L

  • All Traffic Vehicles are Sports Cars: RIGHT, R, UP, ZL, ZL, LEFT, R, L, R, R

  • Beach Party Theme: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, Y, A, L, R, X, DOWN
    All cars become beach cars, pedestrians wear bikinis, and CJ wears shorts and flipflops.

  • Carnival Theme: X, X, L, X, Y, A, Y, DOWN, A
    Pedestrians are clowns and fast food workers, CJ wears a clown outfit, and all traffic vehicles are Pizza Boy, BF Injection, Hotknife, Tug, Quad, and Hotdog, and all 4-wheeled vehicles have hydraulics.

  • Elvis Theme: L, A, X, L, L, Y, ZL, UP, DOWN, LEFT
    All pedestrians are Elvis

  • Pedestrians Have Weapons: ZR, R, B, X, B, X, UP, DOWN

  • Pedestrian Riot: ZL, RIGHT, L, X, RIGHT, RIGHT, R, L, RIGHT, L, L, L

  • Pedestrian Riot 2: DOWN, LEFT, UP, LEFT, B, ZR, R, ZL, L
    Armed with golf clubs; cannot be deactivated and can make the game unwinnable

  • Pedestrians Attack 1: DOWN, UP, UP, UP, B, ZR, R, ZL, ZL
    Armed with weapons and rocket launchers; cannot be deactivated

  • Pedestrians Attack 2: B, L, UP, Y, DOWN, B, ZL, X, DOWN, R, L, L
    Armed with guns

  • Prostitutes Pay You: RIGHT, ZL, ZL, DOWN, ZL, UP, UP, ZL, ZR
    They don't take your money

  • No Pedestrians and Low Traffic: B, DOWN, UP, ZR, DOWN, X, L, X, LEFT

Gang Cheats

  • Only Gangs in Streets: ZL, UP, R, R, LEFT, R, R, ZR, RIGHT, DOWN
    No citizens or cops

  • Recruit Anyone 1: DOWN, Y, UP, ZR, ZR, UP, RIGHT, RIGHT, UP
    Armed with 9mm pistols

World Effect Cheats

  • Always 21:00 With Orange Sky: LEFT, LEFT, ZL, R, RIGHT, Y, Y, L, ZL, B
    When you deactivate this, the time that passed is added to the current time.

  • Cloudy: ZL, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, Y, LEFT, ZR, Y, B, R, L, L

  • Overcast: ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Y

  • Sandstorm: UP, DOWN, L, L, ZL, ZL, L, ZL, R, ZR

  • Stormy: ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, A

  • Sunny: ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, X

  • Very Sunny: ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, DOWN

Frequently Asked Questions

Were any new cheats added in Nintendo Switch version of GTA San Andreas, Vice City and GTA 3?

Yes, a big head mode was added. It is based on the original Konami cheat code and is activated with the following button combination: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT RIGHT, LEFT RIGHT, A, B.

Does using cheats stop me from earning Achievements?

Yes. Always use cheat codes on a fresh save.

Why won't my cheat code activate?

Trying selecting the "classic" controller scheme under the settings menu of the game.

Were some cheat removed from the remastered Switch version of GTA San Andreas?

Yes, five cheat codes were removed for compatibility reasons, they are: adrenaline, CJ never gets hungry, invisible cars, cars float when hit, always midnight.

Is this the first time that a Grand Theft Auto game has been available on a Nintendo device?

Yes, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, is the first set of GTA games (GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas) to appear on any Nintendo gaming device.

When was Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy released?

November 11, 2021.

Do the cheats in the Nintendo Switch version of the games work the same as other platforms like PlayStation and Xbox?

Yes, apart from the button combination differences, the cheats function exactly the same.
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