Saturday, July 19, 2003

The Legendary Konami Code

I've noticed that there are some things in this life that are just too hard for men to remember. For example, birthdates of family members, anniversaries, planned events, etc. Okay, pretty much men forget everything and completely rely on wives or palm pilots to get them through this clouded, busy life.

There is one thing, however, that all men from the age of 18 to 28 know and will never forget. It is the Konami Code. Years ago there was a Nintendo game called Contra, made by a Japanese company called Konami, that was very popular. For it's time, it was very hard and it only started you out with three lives. For your average kid, there was no way to beat it ... until Konami released their legendary code.

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, select, start.

This code would give the user 30 lives, which was plenty to get through Contra. It turns out that this code also works on a few other Konami games. I'm still not sure why every man knows this code, but can't remember other important things in their lives. I guess that just goes to show how important video games were to kids in the 90s as I mentioned in my last blog.

1 comment:

Mike Bartlett said...

It's true. That code is forever emblazened in my brain for some reason.