Kotaku - You'd think that the Konami Code would be a well-known part of pop culture these days, even if you're not a gamer. It's everywhere.
LMFAO ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!
Ummm...yeah. I bet my left arm that most gamers don't know what the Konami Code is, much less the average person.
I have used in Gradius, but didn't know it was called the Konami code. I have been gaming since the NES days and consider myself at a minimum an average gamer.
i knew of the code, but didnt know that many games actuallyhad the code... most gamers that go on gaming sites should know about the konami code, but the ones that don't will most likely not have heard of it.
Yep, I'd have phoned a friend! However! ^^^^X^^^^X^O^^^O^XXXX - Crash Bandicoot 100%
Well I'm a 26 year old gamer who has been interested and playing video games as far back as I can remember and I don't know what the Konami code is.
Yea i don't even know it.
yup, i would have guessed that question is for the older gamer
I have used that code, but could never have told you the name of it, and I've been gaming since before I could read.
For a quick cool reference.... At one point when LoL didn't have enough servers and it gave the server busy patch screen you could enter something very similar to the konami code if not exactly because I can't remember what it was for LoL and the system message would change to go and you could play.
I've been gaming for 30 years and I didn't know this. Not a clue. I probably would have guessed Capcom. I know I've seen it before but I didn't have any idea what it was for. I just googled it now and didn't realize it was used for multiple games - but I never had a NES back in the day. At the time I was happily gaming on my Commodore 64 and shortly after that I moved up to a Commodore Amiga 2000 which I bought just prior to going away to University. I didn't really start console gaming until the Genesis, Super Nintendo days when I bought a Genesis for my floor in residence, mostly just to play that latest NHL game. I swear someone was on my Amiga in my room 24 hours a day, mostly playing Civilization, Populous or Syndicate. So yeah. I didn't know that code.
OMG how can gamers in this thread not know the Konami code...
you think "most gamers" don't know what the Konami Code is? normally i agree with your comments, but this one is a little ridiculous. 100+ games have this code. i'm pretty sure there's even an achievement in one of the viva piñata games for using it. Edit: wow, even more games than i thought. and even Half Life 2 uses it apparently. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Actually a lot of new and young gamers have never heard of it and used it because of the fact that these codes were used in games before their time. Viva Pinata, seriously?
i remember my friends telling me but i always thought it was just a rumor cuz they never could get it to work like the bloody mary story just kid stuff
I didn't know it. Don't think I know anyone that would would have guessed that. @spy 85+ agrees to 4+ disagrees says otherwise. Even if people have used it, they probably don't know the name for it.
I have even used that code and didn't know that it was referred to as the Konami Code.
yeah...even though ive been gaming since the nes...got it when i was 4. im 20 now i still dont know it. i havnt owned many konami games though...just contra's, castlevanias, batman returns and metal gear solid's. konami might of made 1000's of games but none of them were really hits (contra, and castlevania were pretty well known) but it wasnt until metal gear solid rolled out on ps1 where people really payed attention to them.
Yep, never heard of it and I'm a pretty avid gamer from the days of the C64.
Just to echo everyone else's sentiment, I have used the code before and never knew what it was called. That said, I personally could have probably answered it correctly simply by knowing I used it in Contra which is made by Konami. I understand it was used in other games but that's the one I know it from and I knew it was Konami.
Yup, never heard of this. I have been a gamer and a pc nerd since the early 90s too.
The only reason I know it is because of the Deftones.
I like how the "old" gamer is for gamers in their 30s whereas many gamers here are in their 20s. Reminds me of when my wife calls me old... and she's only two years younger than me.
Wow I'm 28 and have been gaming since about 1989, I am shocked that this many people on here haven't heard of this before, kinda always thought this was sort of common knowledge for most gamers my age. Now as far as the average person on the street goes I doubt you could find anyone that knows of this. Edit: I think using this code on Super C for the NES would give you the much needed 30 extra lives.
First used it on Contra, I think that was the first time I used it anyway. Can't remember exactly. It doesn't surprise me that he didn't know it as most gamers don't know what it's called.
Is this the one for WInning Eleven 3 ? to unlock dream team and Europe team ?!
i dont know it....im ben playing for 15 years now. I have never needed it....is it the same code for Contra on the NES??? (if so then yes)
I know the code, i think most old gamers should know the code lol.
Used the code last week on my Samsung BLU Ray player. Netflix and Samsung use the code for sign out bugs.
I know it from Contra. So I would of got it right.
I didnt know about this code... They only thing I remember is A B A C A B B it was for blood in mortal kombat on genesis.
Now entering combat...
Technically, that question is wrong; the "start" enters the code and is not part of the code. At any rate, does anyone else find it weird that a story like this pops up on the eve of the MGS4 trophy upgrade. I wonder if that code is in the game now, or if it was in the game all along? I also wonder if Square (a block "B") and the triangle (an Angle "A") are used in it's place?
Its almost the sonic 1 level select cheat. I would say thats more famous.
up down left right A Start I will go to old age and still remember that code....
Konami Code made famous in Contra for 30 lives and then tossed into many games since then and even in Metal Gear Solid!
I believe Capcom copied the code for same character vs. mode in Street Fighter 2 for the SNES! (or the code was very similar)
Konami Code is LEGENDARY!
I agree, it is legendary, my brother and I used to play Contra all the time and used this code so much I could say it in my sleep. In fact I still use it playing Contra with my kids on our retron 3 system. You can even buyT-shirts with the code on it. I will never forget this code and kind of thought every gamer from the NES days or before (atari 2600 was my first console) knew of it. Funny that it was in a game show though.
I thought it originated from the first Contra game, I wouldve unknowingly guessed capcom of the given choices sense konami doesnt just come to mind. Seems obvious in the aftermath though. 27 year old gamer, gaming since i was 2
My first response to this story was "What. The. #@..^&?" Really? I have used this code before, and I already know what it's called. And it's obvious what the code refers to since the game that started this craze was one of Konami's games. Dumb@$$. At the time, Gradius was this game. Until Konami continued to use the code on countless games.
I usually very bad at answering questions on the Spot (Even If I Know The Answers), but even i would have answered that.
You say even you would have answered it when you are on a gaming site... That is like a guy on a football forum saying wow even "I" would have answered that football question!
No, it's not, dude. This was pop culture. Meaning just about anyone would've known this by now. It's the same thing as answering "Mario." To this question: "Who was the lead character in The Simpsons?"
lol fail on his part, though I have seen far stupider answers :D
How is that a fail? NO ONE knows what the f*ck the Konami Code is.
I guess I'm a "no one".
Every gamer I personally know disagrees with you :D P.S Even modern games use it, frogger and Saw 2 come to mind :)
Who in the heck plays SAW 2?
Wow, it seems like people know my friends more than me, or most likely don't understand what the word 'personally' means :/ @worsecase I enjoyed it, it wasn't a great game but it kept me entertained :) The Konami code is actually required to get the platinum :)
Speak for yourself. Plenty of people know what the Konami Code is.
i am a gamer, but i never was interested in any cheats of anykid so i didint knew the answer too :)
You would use it if you wanted to finish that game and not break your controller, like me;-) FYI- I used the konami code to reset my netflix account on my panasonic bluray player lol! just without the B,A,B,A part.
It's been a long time, but I think I beat the game without losing a life too.
Beat Contra without losing a life? Come on man that is complete BS. That's like saying you beat Jordan 1 on 1 and he didnt score once. Arcade games were not made to be beaten with one quarter.
lol..yeah I would love to see anyone beat Contra without even using any continues much less without losing a life. Without the Konami code the fun of playing it would have been replaced with frustration. AHHHHHHH I have to start ALLL OVER... ha ha ha.. love the good old days of having to beat a game on one sitting.
You'd be surprised what you can do in some of those old video games. I've beaten Mega Man II without dying before. But I played that game religiously as a kid. Everyone has a game or two that they can just destroy. Once you find the tricks a lot of those old games become very easy.
If it was an older man or woman, that would make sense. I would even excuse someone for not knowing how the code worked. But this dude looks pretty young. He has no excuse. lol
What ? the average person doesnt know this at all . And half of those that do even forget about it
Relax. It's just nerd hazing. It'll be like going into a comic book store and not knowing that Spiderman is from Marvel and Batman is from DC. It's good to know that N4G has no fun atmosphere. Point taken.
I'm more familiar with the buttons needed to press than the actual name, i never knew that code had a name.
Dude im sure many people didn't know what it was (myself being one of them). Seriously we're talking waaay too highly of ourselves thinking that every gamer (or anyone) knows this.
Not everyone is a gamer. I dont think i know a single none gamer that knows what the Konami code is.
You guys are acting like this was a super easy question. If you don't know video games that much then how would you possibly know. This isn't a common sense question at all.
I also love how people like you are taking this seriously and feel the need to be above others. Some people probably still call Bowser and Princess Peach as King Koopa and Princess Toadstool. As a joke, I'd go pft, but seriously they might not know. (I'm referring to Americans, as the Japanese has always called him King Koopa).
Lol I wasn't going to comment but WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT MAN?!
You sound like those annoying people that act surprised and call people out when another person doesn't know something you know.
"Some people probably still call Bowser and Princess Peach as King Koopa and Princess Toadstool." Those are their alternate names....
Dude just give it up. You must accept that not all gamer know this so called Konami. I dont know it either
Ha! That's awesome. Pretty cool it was actually a question.
I am a huge gamer and don't know the code.
Me too and I've been gaming since the 80's lol.