The Konami Code

Just a random thought, but does the Linux community know about the Konami Code? I know very well about it and thus wanted to ask the Zorin Forum.

up, up, down, down...?

...left right left right B A Start.

It has been many years since I last used that. :stuck_out_tongue:

It's supposed to give you an advantage in certain games hence why it's a cheat code (but you probably know that). :blush:

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That is about all I know.
It is a cheat code, but I do not know its history and origin, whether it is still ever used in games today, if the repeated use of it has any significant meaning or not...
The first time I used it, I was about ten years old, playing Contra.

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Wikipedia has an article about it if you want to read it:

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Konami Command is one of the most famous of so-called 裏技 (Urawaza) in Japanese. It originally meant glitches that were useful to players, but later came to include cheat codes as well.

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I've come to memorise the Konami code simply through cultural osmosis rather than actually ever playing any games that used it.

One code I did use a fair bit was ABACABB... can anyone here name what that code was for? :drop_of_blood: