Man Misses Out On $7,000 Because He Didn’t Know The Konami Code

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.

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LOGICWINS1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

Ummm...yeah. I bet my left arm that most gamers don't know what the Konami Code is, much less the average person.

nukeitall1845d ago

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.

hkgamer1845d ago

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.

guitar_nerd_231845d ago

Yep, I'd have phoned a friend!


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pompombrum1845d ago

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.

silvacrest1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

yup, i would have guessed

that question is for the older gamer

inveni01845d ago

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.

Bereaver1845d ago

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.

Anon19741845d ago

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.

RankFTW1845d ago

OMG how can gamers in this thread not know the Konami code...

Spydiggity1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

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.

ShinMaster1845d ago

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?

nerdkiller1845d ago

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

SilentNegotiator1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

I didn't know it. Don't think I know anyone that would would have guessed that.

85+ agrees to 4+ disagrees says otherwise. Even if people have used it, they probably don't know the name for it.

asmith23061844d ago

I have even used that code and didn't know that it was referred to as the Konami Code.

Oh_Yeah1844d ago (Edited 1844d ago )

yeah...even though ive been gaming since the 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.

Kopite_20201844d ago

Yep, never heard of it and I'm a pretty avid gamer from the days of the C64.

DarthJay1844d ago

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.

geth1gh1844d ago

Yup, never heard of this. I have been a gamer and a pc nerd since the early 90s too.

attilayavuzer1844d ago

The only reason I know it is because of the Deftones.

Christopher1844d ago

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.

problemchild841844d ago (Edited 1844d ago )

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.

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Parasyte1845d ago

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.

Abdou231845d ago

Is this the one for WInning Eleven 3 ? to unlock dream team and Europe team ?!

LackTrue4K1845d ago

i dont know ben playing for 15 years now. I have never needed it the same code for Contra on the NES??? (if so then yes)

TBM1845d ago

I know the code, i think most old gamers should know the code lol.

greenpowerz1845d ago

Used the code last week on my Samsung BLU Ray player. Netflix and Samsung use the code for sign out bugs.

solidt121845d ago

I know it from Contra. So I would of got it right.

Daver1845d ago

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.

pixelsword1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

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?

Gamer19821844d ago

Its almost the sonic 1 level select cheat. I would say thats more famous.