Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the now famous & # 39; Konami code & # 39 ;, has recently died, to the great sadness of gamers everywhere. So why not honor him this weekend by playing some of your favorite games and throwing the Konami code at them? It will surprise you how often it will work. We have five suggestions if you are unsure where to start.
What is the Konami Code?
In case you don't know, here's a short history. Kazuhisa Hashimoto had a problem in the late 1
That series activated all the power-ups of the game, allowing the developer to test the game. But he forgot to remove the code before the game found its way to the consumer. Somehow the word spread and the rest is history. You can find the code in many video games, even from publishers other than Konami. Such as Rocket League for example:
Supersonic acrobatic rocket powered combat car & # 39; s (or Rocket League )
If you have not played Rocket League you miss it. The concept is quite ahead – what if football, but with physics defying rocket cars & # 39; s?
However, it is not the entry in the series. The original is known as Supersonic acrobatic rocket powered combat car & # 39; s, which is probably too long a name. In Rocket League you can enter the Konami code on the title screen. If you do that, the music and the name will return to the music and the name of the original game.
You also get a Maoi antenna that you can fit on your car. It doesn't do much, but it's fun. If you need more help, break out Contra .
Extra lives in Contra
Believe it or not, you can still buy Contra and play it on Xbox, Playstation, Switch and PC. Thanks to the Contra collection, you can illuminate the glory days of games designed to destroy all your lives before the end of level 2.
If you always thought that Contra was too difficult, give the Konami code a Go. As seen in the video above, it adds 30 lives, which might be enough to get you to level three. Could be. Contra started the Konami Code revolution (even if Gradius first came), so playing this game just feels good.
Activate 1999 Mode in Bioshock Infinite
If you have not played Bioshock Infinite we must ask ourselves what you have done with your game years. But now is a good time to solve the problem.
And if you've played the game but you thought it was too easy, this item from the Konami code is just the ticket. See, instead of making the game easier (like in Contra), the Konami code makes the game more difficult. It is called 1999 Mode and you normally have to play the entire game to unlock it.
1999 Fashion makes the game much harder, so maybe you shouldn't activate it unless you like a challenge.
Unlock the Wubs in Borderlands 2
At some point it seems that every service from Xbox Live Gold is giving away to Twitch Borderlands 2 so chances are that you have a copy. You and a bunch of other psychopathic killers are making your way through Pandora to find a safe when – well, I don't want to tell you anymore.
Borderlands 2 must be experienced, not described. And while you play, go ahead and press that Konami code. But in this case we won't spoil what it does. Let's say it fits perfectly with the theme of the game.
Get all the weapons in Retro City Rampage
Retro City Rampage feels like it started as a simple question – what if Grand Theft Auto, but on the NES? You would think that that assumption is enough, but someone else came by and asked, "What if we add a time-traveling Delorean?" And the game has evolved there. You can play the game for some reason on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Android, iOS and even DOS.
It's hard to decide if Retro City Rampage is a parody of & # 39; NES games from the 80s (such as Manian Mansion) or & # 39; Films from the 80s such as Batman and Back to the Future. Anyway, it is very enjoyable. But do you know what makes it better? The Konami code, which unlocks every weapon in the game. Perfection.
If none of these excites you (or if you do not have them), you are not out of luck. You will find the Konami code in dozens of games, and if you are an avid gamer, chances are that you have the code to hand. You can give it a try or view the extensive list of games with Konami Code. Lots of fun!