Guitar Hero 3 Cheats and Unlockables for Nintendo Wii

Unlock all songs, instruments, and cheats for Wii

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
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The Nintendo Wii edition of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has cheats codes that make the game easier, harder, or just more fun to play. There are also secret characters and instruments that can only be unlocked by getting five stars on every song.

These cheats are for the Nintendo Wii version. There are also cheats for Guitar Hero III on Xbox 360 as well as the PlayStation 2 and PS3 versions.

How to Enter Cheats in Guitar Hero 3 for Wii

Instead of using the Wii remote, you must enter cheat codes using the guitar-shaped controller that comes packaged with the game. From the Options menu, select Cheats > Enter New Cheat, then strum the required notes. After you unlock a cheat, it can be toggled on and off from the Cheats menu by pressing the Green button.

Guitar Hero III Cheat Codes for Wii

These codes below refer to colored buttons on the guitar:

  • B = Blue
  • Y = Yellow
  • G = Green
  • R = Red
  • O = Orange

When entering codes, you must strum each note or chord as if playing it in a song. When two colors are listed together, such as BY for blue and yellow, both colors must be strummed at the same time.

Effect Cheat Code
Air Guitar BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, GY, GY, RY, RY
Easy Expert (doesn't work in career mode) GR, GY, YB, RB, BO, YO, RY, RB
Hyperspeed O, B, O, Y, O, B, O, Y
Large Gems G, R, G, Y, G, B, G, O, G, B, G, Y, G, R, G, GR, RY, GR, YB, GR, BO, GR, YB, GR, RY, GR, GY
No Fail (doesn't work in career mode) GR, B, GR, GY, B, GY, RY, O, RY, GY, Y, GY, GR
Performance Mode RY, RB, RO, RB, RY, GB, RY, RB
Precision Mode GR, GR, GR, RY, RY, RB, RB, YB, YO, YO
Play as Bret Michaels GR, GR, GR, GB, GB, GB, RB, R, R, R, RB, R, R, R, RB, R, R, R 
Unlock All Songs in Quick Play YO, RB, RO, GB, RY, YO, RY, RB, GY, GY, YB, YB, YO, YO, YB, Y, R, RY, R, Y, O
Unlock Everything GRBO, GRYB, GRYO, GYBO, GRYB, RYBO, GRYB, GYBO, GRYB, GRYO, GRYO, GRYB, GRYO

Guitar Hero 3 Unlockables for Wii

New features become available in the shop as you meet the requirements to unlock them.

Unlockable Requirement
Bat Guitar Five-star every song in Career Mode on Easy.
Beach Life Bass Beat Co-op on Hard.
El Jefe Guitar Five-star all songs in Expert mode.
Jolly Roger Guitar Five-star every song in Career Mode on Medium.
Moon Shot Guitar Beat Career Mode on Easy. 
Nemesis 13 Guitar Beat Co-op Career Mode on any difficulty.
Neversoft Eyeball Guitar Five-star every song in Co-op Mode on Expert.
Neversoft Skateboard Guitar Five-star every song on Expert Co-op Career.
Pendulaxe Beat Co-op Career on Expert.
Radioactive Beat Co-op Career mode on Hard.
Risk Assessment Guitar Complete Expert mode.
Rojimbo Guitar Beat Career Mode on Hard.
Saint George Guitar Beat Career Mode on Medium.
Tiki Bass Beat Co-op on Easy.
Tiki Guitar Five-star every song in Career Mode on Hard.
Through the Fire and the Flames Beat Career Mode on any difficulty.
Lou Beat his boss battle.
Slash Beat his boss battle.
Tom Morello Beat his boss battle.