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The Infamous Konami Code

Everyone and their mother had the Konami Code memorized by heart thanks impart to its vital necessity when playing Contra. While our fondest memories come from punching in up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A at the opening screen of the side-scroller shooter, it’s worth noting the cheat had originated on another NES game. Does Gradius ring a bell? A staple in the company’s heritage, the code has also been accessible for several other titles throughout the past few gaming generations.

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