How Video Game Cheaters Turned Into Real Criminals

For gamers weaned on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Contra occupied a special spot in the cartridge lineup. The impoliticly named shoot-'em-up of the late 1980s featured two Stallonenegger protagonists armed with "spread" guns and tasked with kicking tail in the Central American jungle. With hours of fast-paced action and cooperative play, Contra was an NES sensation. But there was a hitch: The game was so difficult to complete that most players had to cheat.

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DrPirate3934d ago


If you fit this category, anyone wanna come rob a bank with me? There's no escaping fate, especially if it came from the geniuses at

rbanke3934d ago

probably the most memorable code in history

The Snake3934d ago

You got it wrong. It's up, up, down, down. The rest you got right, though.