Konami Code

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Buttons of the code; in order, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A
The Konami Code
Konami Code on the Bank of Canada's website plays the national anthem and drops $10 notes (April 2017)

The Konami Code (Japanese: コナミコマンド, Konami komando, "Konami command") is a cheat code that appears in many Konami video games,[1] although the code also appears in some non-Konami games.[2] The player could press the following sequence of buttons on the game controller to enable a cheat or other effects:

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The code has also found a place in popular culture as a reference to the third generation of video game consoles.[3] The code is also present as an Easter egg on a number of websites.[4][5][6][7][8]

History[edit]

The code was first used in the 1986 release of Gradius for the NES[9] and was popularized among North American players in the NES version of Contra, for which it was also dubbed both the "Contra Code" and "30 Lives Code".

The Konami Code was created by Kazuhisa Hashimoto, who was developing the home port of the 1985 arcade game Gradius, a scrolling shooter released on the NES in 1986. Finding the game too difficult to play through during testing, he created a cheat code to give the player a full set of power-ups (normally attained gradually throughout the game).[2] After entering the sequence using the controller when the game was paused the player received all available power-ups. The mistake was discovered after the release, but developers decided to leave it there, as removing it could result in new bugs and glitches. The sequence was easy enough to remember for testers and simultaneously sufficiently hard to enter accidentally during the gameplay for unsuspecting users. [10]

The Konami Code was thus included in the series' other sequels and spin-offs, with some key differences:

  • In the Super NES version of Gradius III, the original code destroys the player's ship. However, replacing and with the L and R triggers of the SNES controller powers up the ship.
  • In the most recent iteration of the series—Gradius Rebirth on the Wii—the Wii Remote's 1 and 2 buttons fill in for A and B, respectively.

The code has been subsequently re-used in a large number of other games and a varied version of the code is now used in the Opera Browser to activate hidden advanced settings.[11]

References outside of Konami games[edit]

The result of entering the Konami code on Facebook within Mozilla Firefox in November 2009.
One-time result of entering the Konami code on Marvel Comics' website, a squirrel version of Deadpool.

The code was also referenced by American Post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse in their song "Game Over". In the song, lead vocalist Ronnie Radke utters the line "Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Select Start".[12]

Electronic artist Technicolor released the 2016 track "Contra Code" which features the code as lyrics to the track, [13] and has been rumored to appear in the upcoming "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel.

The Ataris' 2001 album End Is Forever contains the track "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start".

The Moldy Peaches' 2001 song Anyone Else but You contains the lyrics "Up up down down left right left right B A start / Just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart."[14]

The band Deftones referenced the Konami Code in the title for the instrumental song "U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,A,B,Select,Start" on their 2006 album Saturday Night Wrist.[15][better source needed]

The Motion Sick's "30 Lives" is specifically about using the code to spend 30 lives with a partner, and it uses the code in the bridge. The song was also included in several Dance Dance Revolution games, which require players to dance the code along to the song.

Love You to Death (band) (Formerly known as "The Pettit Project") features the code as part of the chorus of their song "99 Lives", from the album cheeROCKracy.

The 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph features a scene in which King Candy uses the code to open a secret passage leading to Sugar Rush's programming.[3]

The Konami Code has been used to create easter eggs on a number of webpages. For example, East Jordan Church Online features an Easter egg on the homepage in which entering the code causes the site elements to fall apart.[16]

In 2017, the Bank of Canada placed an Easter egg on its website[17] promoting its new $10 note. Typing the Konami code on the website plays a chiptune rendition of the national anthem and fills the screen with animated banknotes or fireworks.[18]

The website for the video game Overwatch displays raining images of one of its characters, D.Va upon the user reciting the Konami Code.

When a user says 'up up down down left right left right' to Siri, it replies with 'nerd' or 'cheater.'

When a user recites the Konami Code to Alexa, the virtual assistant, she attempts to activate “Super Alexa Mode.”

Some Sony devices with built-in Netflix applications use a variation of the code ( ) to let users log out of Netflix.[19]

Variations[edit]

The original version of the cheat code was designed for the NES controller. The exact sequence varies from game to game and has been adapted to fit the button layouts of different video game consoles, mostly the A and B buttons. For example:

  • Any code for a PlayStation controller, which uses shapes instead of letters, would use "×, ", appearing even in Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series, input on the dance pad.
  • In mobile phone games by Konami, they are replaced by 5 7 3 on the numerical pad, which is the goroawase pronunciation for "konami"; 5 is pronounced go, 7 can be pronounced nana or just na for short, and 3 is usually pronounced as 'san' but has an alternative pronunciation of 'mi'. Together, this becomes go-na-mi.
  • 573 is also used extensively in the Dance Dance Revolution series; the original board for DDR 1stMIX (also used in many other Konami designs) was called System 573, the maximum combo in several difficult songs (such as MAX 300) is 573, highscores often start out at 573 000 or similar, and so on.

These deviations may occur for purely operational reasons (e.g., if the code must be entered while the game is paused, the code might be altered to avoid resuming), to keep powerful upgrades better concealed while still referencing Konami, or through a programming error.

Curiously, the "B" and "A" buttons were switched for the code when used in the 1991 NES game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project.[20]

Despite the differences, though, these codes are still often referred to in general discussion as "Konami Code", "Conami Kode", or, less commonly, "Pseudo-Konami Code".

A common misconception is that the code ends with Start or Select Start. In many titles, the player must press Start after entering the code in order to start a game, or press Select to switch to two-player mode and then start the game, leading to the confusion.

List of Konami code games[edit]

Gradius series[edit]

  • Gradius (Famicom/NES) – The first use of the code. Pausing the game and entering the code activates all powerups except for Speed Up, Double, and Laser.
  • Gradius (PC Engine) – Pausing the game and entering the code III activates full options, missile, and shield.
  • Life Force (NES) – Enter the code at the title screen for 30 lives. The code does not work in the Famicom version of the game.
  • Gradius II (Family Computer) – Entering the code at the title screen starts the player with thirty lives. Alternatively, the code can also be used during the game like in the first Gradius to activate every powerup.
  • Gradius II (PC Engine) – Pausing the game and enter the code III to activate full power. This code works more than once on Easy mode.
  • Nemesis (GB) – Pausing the game and entering the code will give the player full options.
  • Gradius III (Super Famicom/Super NES) – Normally entering the code while paused activates all powerups, but the player's ship is instantly destroyed upon unpausing. The player must enter the code by substituting and on the d-pad with the L and R shoulder buttons to apply the power-ups without penalty.
  • Gradius III (PS2) – Pausing the game and entering × will activate all power-ups and the Laser weapon. Alternately, pressing and in place of × and will activate the Double weapon with the other power-ups.
  • Parodius! From Myth to Laughter (GB) – Pausing the game and entering the code activates all powerups except for Speed Up and Double. Entering the code when the Konami Logo appears enables the Sound Test mode.
  • Parodius! From Myth to Laughter (Super Famicom/Super NES) – Pausing the game and entering the code destroys the player upon resuming. However, entering BBXXAYAY and resuming will fully power up the player. The second code uses the same finger-movements when the Super NES controller is held upside-down.
  • Gradius Deluxe Pack (Saturn) – Pausing the game and entering the code will give full weapons only on Saturn Easy and Saturn Hard difficulty levels.
  • Gradius Gaiden (PS) – Pausing the game and entering the code × will result in a power up.
  • Gradius Galaxies (GBA) – Normally entering the code while paused activates all powerups, but the player is instantly destroyed upon unpausing. However, if the player enters the code and substitutes the L and R buttons for and , the powerups are applied without penalty. Entering AB will result in full powerups, but subtracts one life per use. RLRLAB gives full powerups followed shortly by self-destruction.
  • Gradius IV Fukkatsu (PS2, PSP) – Pausing the game and entering the code activates all powerups except for Speed Up and Double.
  • Gradius V (PS2) – Pressing L1R1 while paused gives full powerups, including the Laser weapon. Using L2 and R2 for the final two buttons gives the Double Shot instead.
  • Gradius ReBirth (Wii) – Pausing the game and entering this code will give the player's ship four options.

Contra series[edit]

  • Contra (NES) – Entering the code at the title screen gives the player 30 lives. If the two-player option is picked using the Select button before or after entering the code, both players will have 30 lives. In the Japanese version, the 30 lives code can be used alongside a stage select code exclusive to that version. The codes also work in the version included in Contra 4 by switching the B and A buttons with Y and B respectively.
  • Super C (NES) – Entering the code(ABStart) before the title screen appears, gives the player 10 lives in US version of the game while in Japanese version the code gives 30 lives. If the two-player option is picked using the Select button before or after entering the code, both players will have 10 lives. The codes also work in the version included in Contra 4 by switching the B and A buttons with Y and B respectively. To access sound mode in Japanese/US version enter the code Hold(AB) and press Start. For stage select in Japanese version at the title screen, press and hold on the crosspad, while holding it press Start and immediately hold Select. If done correctly the player should see the stage select screen.
  • Operation C (GB) – Entering the code at the title screen (followed B and A again) will enable the Stage Select mode. Choose the desired stage by pressing Select and press Start to begin.This code can give the player 10 lives in the Japanese version (Stage Select is default)
  • Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2) – At the title screen, pressing L1R1L2R2L3R3 on the second controller gives the player 30 lives upon starting the game.
  • Neo Contra (PS2) – Same as Contra: Shattered Soldier
  • Contra 4 (DS) – When the game first starts on Stage 1, inputting the Konami Code via the Touch Screen (top of screen twice, bottom of screen twice, left side, right side, left side, right side, B, A, center of screen) before the player lands on the ground will award 30 lives. Entering the code with the normal buttons during play in the Pause menu will power-up whatever weapons the player is currently carrying. The code can only be entered once per stage, as inputting it a second time will kill off the player, taking away a life. This code has no effect on the Easy setting, where all the weapons picked by the player are upgraded by default. The codes were removed from the unlockable emulated bonus versions of NES Contra and NES Super C due to legal reasons.
  • Hard Corps Uprising (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) Before starting the first stage, enter the code when the loading screen is shown (a sound will confirm it) and the usual background music will be replaced with the Jungle theme from the original Contra. Entering the code at the title screen with L3 and R3 as the button presses will unlock a 30 lives powerup for purchase in Rising Mode.
  • Super Contra (Xbox Live Arcade) Enter the code to receive unlimited lives (the life counter will remain at 4) and the most powerful gun in the game (collecting gun powerups will also not affect the weapon used). The player can not get any achievement while playing with the code.

The Probotector versions of the games also allow use of the code.

Castlevania series[edit]

  • Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Family Computer) – Entering the code at the title screen will display a black screen with the text "There's nothing here!" in Japanese. In the unofficial translation hack of the game, this was reworded as "Sorry, that won't work!".
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines (Mega Drive/Genesis) – Entering the code at the title screen (a sound will confirm it) enables the selection of the Expert difficulty in the option screen. The code also gives the player the possibility of starting the game with 9 lives if it is entered at the title screen after the music settings in the option screen have been set to BGM 05 and SE 073.
  • Castlevania Chronicles (PS) – Entering X on the title screen will take the player to a hidden options menu that allows them to adjust the "system time" and turn on-off the transparency of the status bar in Original mode. The system time affects small things in the game, like the hands on the clock tower.
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA) – Entering the code when the Konami logo appears and choose Boss Rush to play as the original Simon Belmont, with the music and animations from the original Castlevania for NES. While significantly harder due to the limited movement of Simon Belmont, the player can do more damage with this character and collect far more hearts to fuel subweapon use against the bosses than the other two characters. Simon is also limited to special weapons from the first game: Holy Water, Knife, Axe, and Cross. (Additionally, the Holy Water weapon gives the "static flame" from the original Castlevania, not the moving flame from when Juste uses it.)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) – Entering it at the load screen of a level (with analog sticks) and the player gets a cheat menu at the extras point.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution[edit]

The Konami Code has been referenced in routines for some songs on Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series, and has also been an unlock mechanism on some versions:

  • Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix (Arcade, PS) – The Single steps on Basic difficulty for the song "Make A Jam!" include the directional portion of the code (i.e. without B or A) five times throughout the song. A faint chime is heard in the music after each such pattern. The song was also a remix of a jingle played behind the "walking" Konami logo animation contained in some older games.
  • Dance Dance Revolution 2ndRemix (PS) – Entering the code on the Mode Selection Screen will unlock Super Mode.
  • Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix (Arcade) – The Single steps on Basic difficulty for the song "It Only Takes a Minute" begin with the directional portion of the code.
  • Dance Dance Revolution 5thMix (PS) – The last 5 pictures in the Gallery are unlocked by highlighting #224 and entering the code, replacing B and A with × and , respectively. (This is because the × and buttons are on the same locations on the PlayStation controller as the B and A buttons are on the Super NES controller.)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (Arcade, PS2) – All charts for the song "Twinbee ~Generation X~" contain the directional portion of the Konami Code as part of their charts, and the doubles charts all contain the sequence on the left pad, a reference to the code traditionally being entered by player 1.
  • Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix (Xbox) – If a gamepad is plugged into the fourth controller port, and the code is entered during the credits, all of the game's hidden songs are unlocked instantly.
  • Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 (Xbox) – While in the credits screen, entering the code in sequence then in reverse unlocks all content.
  • Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 (PS2) – While in the controller setup menu on the Japanese version of the game, using the Konami Code will unlock the alternate outfit for each of the dancers and makes them available in the shop.
  • Dance Dance Revolution X (Arcade, PS2) – The song "30 Lives (Up-Up-Down-Dance Mix)" by The Motion Sick, is directly about the Konami Code itself.

Metal Gear series[edit]

  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, Vita)
    • After completing the Plant chapter, when the clear code is presented on-screen, pressing × will cause Snake to remark "What do you think you're doing!?" or "Stop foolin' around kid!", confirming the code. It cannot be used again once the clear data has been saved.
    • In the Substance version, as well as in the later HD Edition ports, entering "UUDDLRLRBA" as the player's username in "Missions" mode will unlock every stage and character.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Vita) – This game features several usages of the code
    • Pressing when the Konami logo first appears will cause it to flash, confirming the code. This will change the staff in the game's opening title sequence to display the "Opening Title Staff" – the staff who produced the title sequence.
    • When fighting The End, entering in the map viewer will show his location. The code needs to be entered each time the player looks at the map viewer. This only works on Normal difficulty setting or below.
    • Although not an actual cheat, using CQC to interrogate EVA near the end of the game will sometimes make her recite part of the Konami Code.
    • After completing Operation Snake Eater, when the "Game Clear" screen is shown following the ending credits, pressing × will make Snake remark "One more to go...".
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) – When fighting Crying Wolf, entering × in the map viewer will show her location. The code needs to be entered each time the player looks at the map viewer. This only works on Solid Normal or below.
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) - Entering the code at the title screen unlocks the Very Hard and Revengeance difficulty settings. Raiden will announce the game's title if entered correctly.

Other Konami games (in alphabetical order)[edit]

  • Batman Returns (Super NES) – In options, use controller 2 and press BA. Use controller 1 to adjust the number of lives. When finished, the player can retype the code but instead of the second down press up twice.
  • Beatmania GB (GBC) – Entering the password UUDDLRLRBA unlocks all songs and play modes.
  • Beatmania IIDX 22: Pendual (Arcade) – During the first event, Chrono Seeker, players used the Konami Code to unlock the final boss of the event. On the Music Select screen, pressing EffectEffectVEFXVEFX1P Start2P Start1P Start2P Start, followed by a black key and then a white key, would cause a chime to sound. If the player then selected a song related to Gradius, such as GRADIUS 2012 or Gradius -Full Speed-, at the end of their credit they would unlock one of the difficulties for the final boss.
  • Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand (GBA) – In a certain room the player will find a sign with the Konami Code. Entering the code will reveal a hidden chest.
  • Crisis Force (Family Computer) – When the code is entered at the title screen, the player will start with 15 lives.
  • Deadly Arts (Nintendo 64) – Entering the code on the title screen unlocks Gouriki as a playable character. Entering the code backwards unlocks Reiji.
  • Death, Jr. (PSP) – On the pause menu, holding L and pressing × provides the player with all weapons and weapon upgrades
  • Death, Jr. 2: Root of Evil (PSP) – On the pause menu, holding L and pressing × provides the player with all weapons and weapon upgrades
  • Detana!! TwinBee (PC Engine) – At the title screen press III to select up to 9 credits in the options menu. Pressing III on the second controller (a multi-tap is required) will allow the selection of up to ten ships in the options menu. Reversing the code, on the title screen press III on controller three to unlock 'Vmode' (Arcade Mode) in the options menu.
  • Detana TwinBee Yahho! Deluxe Pack (PS, Saturn) – In the PS version, pause the game in Arcade Mode and press × to unlock Dark Play. In the Saturn version, substitute X and Circle with the B and A buttons.
  • DrumMania (Arcade) – On the first "mix" of this game, the drum pads and bass pedals are used to activate the Expert Real difficulty level. The code to do so is the Konami code, using the hi-hat, snare, hi-tom, and lo-tom for , , , and respectively, and the bass pedal for both B and A.
  • Flame of Recca: Final Burning (PS2) – At the title screen, hold L1 and R1 buttons and enter the Konami Code (×) to unlock Joker.
  • Frogger (Xbox 360) – When selecting to play 1 or 2 players, input the directions of the code on the D-pad of the controller, then B and A, this will make Frogger bigger. This code does not work when playing with the original graphics.
  • Frogger's Adventures: The Rescue - Pausing the game and entering LR will set the life counter to 99.
  • Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake (Super Famicom) – At the end of Sasuke's world, he races a giant robot in the Goemon Impact. During this event, the player has to press the D-Pad in the directions marked on the metal walls that block their progress to raise them. The first pattern is which is the Konami Code without the ending "B,A" sequence.
  • Goemon: Shin Sedai Shūmei! (PS) – Pausing the game and then entering the code ×, will raise the player's weapon to its maximum strength level.
  • Gyruss (NES) – The code must be entered in reverse order. Entering AB at the title screen will give the player 30 lives.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler: Boku ga Romeo de Romeo ga Boku de (DS) – Inputting the directions of the code after completing the game will unlock voices in Omake Mode.
  • Hellboy: The Science of Evil (PSP) – Pausing the game and entering the code × will give the player two grenades of each grenade type.
  • International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (Super NES, PS) – When used with the controller 2, it turns the referee into a dog. In the PS version, A and B corresponds with and ×.
  • International Superstar Soccer 64 (N64) – For big head mode, press C↑C↑C↓C↓C←C→C←C→BA, hold Z and press Start. The announcer will shout "Goal!" if the code is entered correctly.
  • International Superstar Soccer 98 (N64) – There are two Konami-type codes in this game:
    • To unlock all six hidden teams, press C↑C↑C↓C↓C←C→C←C→BA, hold Z and press Start. Tony Gubba will say "World Class" if the code is entered correctly.
    • To activate the big head mode, a reverse Konami code has to be put in with the C-Button, being: C↓C↓C↑C↑C→C←C→C←BA, hold Z and press Start. Canned laughter will be heard if the code is enterd correctly.
  • International Track and Field 2000 (PS) – On the Select Event screen the player can choose the event they want. Input the code by pressing ×. A zap will confirm the code if entered correctly. The player's athlete will be dressed as Konami Man (male) and Konami Lady (female), two superhero-type characters from early Konami Famicom games.
  • jubeat plus (iOS) – On the title screen, swiping and then touching the B and A in "jubeat" causes a chime to sound. If the player is using the jubeat knit theme, the "Concierge" character will show up and float around the screen. This also works with the international version, "jukebeat".
  • jubeat prop (Arcade) – On the Mode Select screen, the player can press 3315155858912 to enable Expert Options on their credit. The placement of the buttons pressed is representative of the Konami Code on a D-pad, with 9 and 12 representing B and A in the code.
  • Konami Collector's Series: Arcade Advanced (GBA) – When the code is entered on any main menu of a game, a version of the game with enhanced graphics and/or additional features or extra lives are made available.
  • Life Force (NES) -- When the code is entered on the title screen, gives the player 30 lives.
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Super NES) – A villager will reference the code by telling the player "If you press up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, it will do nothing."
  • MLB Power Pros (PS2), (Wii) – Entering the code on the "View or Delete Custom Players" display unlocks the ability to view MLB players in the Custom Players Menu.
  • Nagano Winter Olympics '98 (PS, N64) – In the freestyle aerials event, one of the jumps (bDfDf) requires inputting the Konami code quickly to complete successfully. Additionally, after the player receives a medal in each event, using the code on the Achievements screen will start the credits sequence.
  • NBA Give 'N Go (Famicom/NES) – Press BA on title screen to unlock “Super Difficulty Level” in the Options menu.
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 3D (Nintendo 3DS) - In PES Shop entering the code will unlock some of touchscreen controls.
  • Pop'n Twinbee (Super NES) – Entering the code will unlock an extra difficulty level. Entering the code in-game while paused crashes the player's ship.
  • Rave Master(GC) - Entering the code at the title screen will unlock a new character, Reina.
  • Raging Fighter (GB) – Entering the code at the title screen will enable mirror matches in the Normal 1-Player Mode. Switching the order of the A and B buttons will do the same thing for in the Normal Versus Mode. To enable the code in 1-Player Mania, the B button must be pressed twice instead of B and A. To enable the code in Versus Mania, the same thing must be done but with the A button.
  • REFLEC BEAT plus (iOS) – On the title screen, swiping and then touching the B and A in "REFLEC BEAT" causes a chime to sound. After entering the code, the note explosions will be much larger. Closing the app and re-opening it will reset the note explosion size. This also works with the international version, "REFLEC BEAT +".
  • Rocket Knight (Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Steam) – Entering the code at the main menu will temporarily unlock the two bonus character skins. Quitting and restarting the game will reset the locks on the skins.
  • Saw II: Flesh & Blood (PS3, Windows, 360) The code can be entered at the main menu while holding R
  • Silent Hill 3 (PS2, Windows) – Beating the game once, and entering the code in the title screen will cause Douglas Cartland, a supporting character, to appear in his underwear in each cutscene.
  • Silent Hill Homecoming (PS3, 360) – Entering the code during the main menu will unlock the costume young Alex. This version of him appears in the game during flashback cutscenes.
  • Silent Hill: Origins (PSP, PS2) – On the second playthrough and up, entering the code during gameplay will unlock the "Codebreaker" costume, which makes Travis look identical to Vincent from Silent Hill 3.
  • Sunday vs Magazine: Shūketsu! Chōjō Daikessen
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge – If the code is entered at the title screen, a level select feature becomes available.
  • Tokimeki Memorial – Entering the code allows you to unlock special features in the game and also extra powerups in the Twin Bee mini game. Similar cheats are applied to other games in the series.[21]
  • Top Gun: The Second Mission (NES) – To receive three additional planes for every 20,000 points. Go to the title screen and enter the code to begin.
  • Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventure (Super NES) – Pausing the game and entering the code will allow a player to switch characters. Replacing Left and Right with L and R respectively will give the player full health and all power-ups.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX: Tag Force (PSP) – Entering the Konami Code at the card shop will unlock a booster pack with cards based on other Konami games, such as Gradius and Ganbare Goemon.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX: Tag Force 2 (PSP) – Entering the Konami Code at the card shop will unlock a booster pack with cards based on other Konami games, such as Gradius and Ganbare Goemon.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX: Tag Force 3 (PSP) – Entering the Konami Code at the card shop will unlock a booster pack with cards based on other Konami games, such as Gradius and Ganbare Goemon.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Falsebound Kingdom: The Confined Imaginary Kingdom (GC) – Entering the code while in the overworld gives the player extra money.
  • Zone of the Enders (PS2) – Entering the Konami Code backwards × on the title screen unlocks the multiplayer Versus mode with all frames and stages available.
  • Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PS2) – While fighting the Vic Viper boss in Extra Missions Mode, entering the code with L1 and R1 instead of A and B activates the "Zoradius" mini-game. Entering the same code again in "Zoradius" while paused gives the player full powerups.

List of non-Konami games using the Konami code[edit]

This is a list of games in which use of the Konami Code (BA) affects gameplay, or in which the code is notably referenced.

Konami games and codes[edit]

The code was first used in the 1986 release of Gradius for the NES[22] and was popularized among North American players in the NES version of Contra, for which it was also dubbed both the "Contra Code" and "30 Lives Code".

Non-Konami games[edit]

  • '100 Floors (iOS) – Seasons Tower (Valentine) Level 9; entering the Konami code on the buttons on-screen opens the door.
  • 2nd Grade (Leapster) – After beating the final boss once, using the code (with the exception of Start) at the character select screen will allow you to play as the game's main villain; Silencer.
  • Adventure Island II (NES) – Press ABAB at title screen for "Select Area".
  • 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3) – While creating the hero or in the pause menu, if the player inputs , their shield becomes invisible.
  • Abobo's Big Adventure (Online) – When Abobo runs out of lives on the Contra-themed Stage 7, the player must input the Konami code to continue the game with 30 lives.
  • A Knight's Story 2 (Online) – Pressing BA while running/fighting gives the player a trophy that looks like a "K".
  • Achievement Unlocked (Online) – Press BA to unlock an achievement ("Too Much Contra").
  • Advent Rising – Press BlackWhiteX on the pause menu brings up a cheat menu.
  • Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?! (3DS) – Pressing BA on the title screen brings up a "Secret Screen". This screen shows a pixelated Finn and Jake with Pendleton Ward dancing and singing "secret screen".
  • Aggressive Inline (Z-Axis, PS2) – Pressing BABA Unlocks All Levels/Park Editor Themes.
  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Pressing BA brings up a blue screen (like the Windows "Blue Screen of Death") with an error saying that code is too easy.
  • Anti-Idle: The Game (Online) – Pressing BA the message "I'm not Konami" appears in the breaking news menu, the player unlocks an Achievement and gain 10% boost.
  • Armed Police Batrider (8ing/Raizing, Arcade) – Pressing BA at the title screen allows the player to select a single ship instead of a team of three ships. Inputting the same command but reversing the order of the last two button presses will unlock ships from Battle Garegga and the Mahou Daisakusen series.
  • Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal, PS3, Xbox 360) – By going to the Davenport Homestead after sequence 6, one can see the "Turkey Assassin" by using the code. This occurs when the player takes cover on the back wall near the porch, whistles, and, when the turkey appears, targets it and enters in the Konami code (ending with , × on the PS3), changing it into an assassin.
  • Battle Garegga (8ing/Raizing, Arcade) – Pressing FireBomb⌥ Option on the title screen grants access to ships from Mahou Daisakusen.
  • BioForce Ape (NES) Entering the Konami Code at the game's menus unlocks Ape's "Fists of Flame" and adds 3 lives. Entering again during the first cut scene activates the game's more difficult "Ultron Bone Mode".
  • BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games, Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) A variation of the Konami Code at the game's menus unlocks the game's more difficult "1999 Mode" from the start.[23]
  • Bolt (iPhone, iPod Touch) – Pressing Bolt unlocks a hidden "Party Mode" which causes the bolts to randomly change colors and flash.
  • B.C. Kid (Hudson Soft, Amiga) – Select Options from the title screen. On the option screen press then begin a game to gain infinite lives.
  • Borderlands : Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot (Windows) – In second DLC intro Konami Code is in role of bullet – it kills someone.
  • Borderlands 2 (Multi-platform) – Entering the code at the title screen unlocks extra wubs. When activated in the options menu, the extra wubs mode does nothing at all to gameplay.
  • Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies (Nintendo 3DS) – Entering the code at the title screen while the last option is highlighted unlocks the secret movie option temporarily. Upon watching the movie or restarting the system, this option will no longer be available.
  • Castaways (Windows) – Pressing BA while in the game grants the player extra higher-level resources.
  • Clockwork Knight 2 (Sega Saturn) – In the NTSC-U version of the game, pressing LRLR on the mode select screen will cause a jingle to play. If the player selects "Part 2" (the main game) thereafter, the entire game is now playable as main character Tongara's rival, Ginger, who is otherwise normally only usable in the Bosses Galore boss rush mode.
  • Code Lyoko (DS) – Entering the code with the game paused in 3D mode unlocks all combos and upgrades, grants the maximum amount of money, refills health, and rejuvenates energy, essentially every positive thing a player could ask for.
  • Concerned Joe Entering the code anywhere in the game while playing gives Joe a pipe accessory.
  • Cosmic Epsilon (Famicom) – Press BA on the title screen to see the hidden message "I AM NOT KONANI". (Additionally, entering the code backwards will enable a level select.)
  • Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (Naughty Dog, PS) – Entering code in the start menu (with instead of B and A) unlocks a demo of Spyro the Dragon.
  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (Z-Axis, Nintendo GameCube) – Pressing B will Unlock Mike Laird's Alternate Outfit.
  • Daytona USA (Sega AM-2, Sega Saturn) – Pressing ABC on the SEGA screen will start a "Maniac" Mode that increases the difficulty by a significant amount.
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (PS3, PSVita) – Near the end of Chapter 5, many of the characters talk about cheating in order to become stronger. Eventually Mao will recite in reference to the Konami code. The code has no effect on the game, however.
  • DLC Quest (Windows, Mac, XBLM) – At any point during the second campaign, 'Live Freemium or Die', entering rightBAStart will unlock the achievement "Nice Try". Entering the code has no other effects.
  • Dong Dong Nao II: Guo Zhong Ying Wen (Middle School English II) (Sachen, Famicom) – Entering the code at the title screen will allow the player to play a stand-alone game of Pyramid, which is usually only available as a bonus round in the main game.
  • Double Dragon Advance (Atlus, GBA) – At the Option Menu, hold Select and press to unlock the Expert difficulty setting.
  • Drymouth (Demiforce, GBC) – Entering the code at the title screen will enable a secret fourth character who can use all of the other characters' items.
  • Dungeon Defenders – Entering the code on the map Akatiti Jungle by interacting with turtles in the Konami order opens up a path to get a bonus reward at the end of the map. The turtle on a treadmill pet can only be acquired here or by trading.
  • EA Sports UFC 2 – Entering the code on the Press Start screen will unlock Joe Rogan as a playable character.
  • Eselmir and the Five Magical Gifts (Stelex Software, Windows) – Enter the Konami code at the main menu screen to unlock the debug mode.
  • Fat Slice (online game)- Entering the code (without the Start and Select) will turn the cursor into a light-saber.
  • Fat Slice 2 (online game)- Entering the code anywhere in the game will invert the colors.
  • Final Fight 2 (Capcom, Super NES) – This game features a variant on the code: LR. When entered at the title screen, both players can select the same character in a two player game.
  • FineSweeper PixelProphecy – Entering BA↵ Enter unlocks hard mode and the "Up, up..." achievement.
  • Flip (iPhone, iPod Touch) – Drawing BA unlocks a hidden level selection screen containing 98 puzzles. Drawing is done on the "Play" selection screen via finger; letters are drawn from bottom left. Flip was developed by eBattalion.[24]
  • forma.8 – Navigating the Lost Temple guided by the Konami code will lead the player to the Lost Forma, earning a trophy.
  • Friday The 13th: The Game (PS4, Xbox One, Windows) - After completing your second playthrough of the Offline Mode Virtual Cabin, upon loading the mode for the third time, you will need to use this code to show the Debug Menu.
  • Gish (Chronic Logic, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows) – Enter ASpace, entered on the "Chronic Logic presents" screen to unlock the game's turbo mode.
  • Grandia (Game Arts, Saturn and PS) – A door unlock code in this game is , a simple rearrangement of the Konami Code (with & and & are reversed).
  • Half-Life 2 (Valve Corporation, Xbox, Windows, PlayStation 3) – Entering this code in the Xbox version of Half-Life 2 will spawn a medkit at the player's feet. If the player is already at full health, the medkit won't do anything.
  • Heli Attack 3 (Squarecircleco, Windows) – After clicking "players" and "cheats", type BASelectStart into the box to unlock all weapons.
  • Hover Kart (OMGPOP website) – Pressing BA, on the 'How To Play' screen unlocks a secret kart (Ford Fiesta with extra item slot and drift kit).
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia (PS3) – When using a certain skill, Neptune will recite "Up, Up, Down, Down..." before performing the attack.
  • I Don't Even Game – To pass a level of the game, the player has to press these keys in order to give the ghost "The Thirty Lives Code".
  • I'm O.K – A Murder Simulator (Thompsonsoft, Windows) – Pressing the keys of this code on the game's start screen followed by enter will show a Hot Coffee mod parody.
  • Iji – Typing BA in the title screen presents a message mocking the player for trying to use such an overused code.
  • In The Groove (Roxor Games, PlayStation 2) – Entering the code at the main menu will always make the "special ending" play at the end of a set of songs. In The Groove is readily comparable to Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series; in fact, Konami currently owns the franchise as of 2006.
  • Incredibles, The (THQ and Heavy Iron Studios, Windows, Mac, Xbox, PS2) – Inputting the code into the cheats keyboard "UUDDLRLRBAS" gives the player 25% health, and can be used an unlimited number of times.[25]
  • Insaniquarium (PopCap and Flying Bear, Macromedia Flash) – Type the code on the main screen to enter the Sandbox Mode, in which many game elements can be placed by hitting keys on the keyboard.
  • Jam Sessions (Plato, DS) – On the "Free Play" screen press to unlock 3 hidden songs.
  • Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3) – On the title screen press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right to unlock Extreme Choreography mode for the song "Barbara Streisand" by Duck Sauce.
  • Kerbal Space Program (Take-Two Interactive) - The debug menu can be accessed on the Xbox or PlayStation edition by pausing the game and entering Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right.
  • Kid Klown in Night Mayor World (NES) – On the title screen press BA to unlock Hard Mode.
  • Kingdom of Loathing (Asymmetric Publications, web-based) – The code is the solution to a puzzle, and must be entered as part of solving the primary quest.
  • The King of Rally (Meldac), Super Famicom – While the Round demos are running, tap BA on controller 1. A sound will play if it works. Select the round and when running out of fuel during the race, pause using Start and enter the code. The fuel tank is replenished instantly.
  • La-Mulana (Windows) – the village elder will occasionally recite the code when the player enters his hut.
  • League of Legends (Windows) – Konami code was used as a way for developers and admins to enter game if there was a server connection or logon error (code was entered before starting the main game at launcher and changed server status from Busy or in some cases Unavailable to Online ). The code (actually being thereisnourflevel as a reference to There is no cow level in many Blizzard Games) became known to open public and then removed in recent patches. During the return to base animation, Veigar inputs the Konami code into his glove when the "Final Boss Veigar" skin is used.
  • The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (Nintendo GameCube) – A variation (same as normal, but with LLRR at the end) grants invincibility when entered in the pause menu.
  • Legends of Wrestling (Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PS2) – Enter code to unlock all wrestlers.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3) – In the arcade in the level called "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Negativitron", if the player inputs × into the broken arcade machine, it will explode and reveal the set of numbers: 3733 5683 behind it.
  • Lucha Libre AAA: Héroes del Ring (Xbox 360, PS3) – Pressing at the character selection screen, makes the player play with the minis and unlock a trophy-achievement (The code resets each time the player goes to the main menu and will have to be input again).
  • Manx TT Superbike (Sega AM3, Arcade) – After inserting credit press Gear UpGear UpGear DownGear Downlean bike Leftlean bike RightBrakeAccelerate (throttle) to turn the motorbike into a sheep, racing against other sheep on the grid.
  • Mari0 (Windows, Macintosh, Linux) – In the options menu at the cheats screen pressing BA unlocks all cheats.
  • Mario Party (Nintendo 64) – Pausing the game with a second controller then entering the code with the first controller enables a debugging information screen upon pressing C-Left on the first controller, with a yell from Toad confirming it was entered correctly. This screen shows stats for the current game being played, such as number of times a space has been landed on, or how many coins each player has won from mini-games.[26]
  • Mercenaries 2 (PlayStation 3) – Enter the code in the PDA and it will unlock the Nuclear Bunker Buster.
  • MLB 10: The Show (PlayStation 3) – Three variations of the code will mute the announcers.
  • Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia (Xbox 360) – At the title screen, enter the Konami Code to bring up the typing console that enables cheats.
  • Monster Tale (Nintendo DS) – At the title screen, enter the Konami Code and next time you enter the game your character will be colored differently.
  • Mortal Kombat 3 (Williams Entertainment, Super NES) – Entering ABA will bring up the 'Kool Stuff' menu. Entering a variation of the code backwards, SelectAB reveals the 'Kooler Stuff' menu.
  • Mr. Painter (iOS) – Typing BA on the gamepad will unlock the secret picture of his girlfriend.
  • Ms. Pac-Man And Galaga: Class Of 1981 (Midway, Arcade) – When the combination is performed, the machine makes a dot-gulping sound, and pressing Start begins a session of the original Pac-Man.
  • MySims (Electronic Arts, Wii) – For entering codes to unlock hidden items, enter 21 in the vertical position. Holding it the horizontal NES-style reveals that it is the code backwards.
  • NBA Jam (Wii), (Xbox 360) and (PS3) – Entering the Konami Code on the start screen will unlock the Beastie Boys for play in the game. For Wii replace B and A with 1 and 2 while on PlayStation 3 it will be and ×.
  • Ninja Wars (Facebook App,) – Konami Komando -Master of the ancient art of Konami! Achievement. Click on the Daimyo and press ba↵ Enter
  • Ninja Raiden (Online: Modern web browsers; Downloadable: Windows) – Enter the Konami code at the title screen (wwssadadjk↵ Enter in the preset game keys). The classic Gradius sound will confirm the code when the game starts. The game will run at 100% speed (normal game runs at 90%), Raiden will wear the Desperado skin, and as the game is faster (i.e., harder), the stage ranks will be raised one level. This code is necessary to achieve the S+ rank. Upon game completion (online only), the "Konami fan" achievement will appear in the leaderboards, next to the score.[27]
  • North and South (Kemco, NES) – Enter the Konami code at the title screen to unlock the sound test.
  • The Orange Box (Valve, Xbox 360, PS3) – Entering BA (, × on the PS3) in either Half-Life 2, "Episode One" or "Episode Two" spawns a medkit directly to the player's location, which replenishes a maximum of 25 health points.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz (PS Vita) – Enter the Konami code while playing to recover health.
  • Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap, Windows, iOS) – Typing BA on the keyboard will produce the noise made when clicking on an in-game item to pick it up, but has no discernible effect. Crazy Dave, when trying to explain Dr. Zomboss's weakness, will say "Up up down down left right left right" before realizing it's not his weakness and moving on.
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Ubisoft, PS2) – Entering on the pause screen will yield a chainsaw as the secondary weapon.
  • Pryzm Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn (PS2) – Entering the code during gameplay skips the level.
  • Quake 4 (id Software, Xbox 360) – While playing, press the back button on the controller to bring up the objectives window. Press BA to instantly complete all objectives.
  • Quizocalypse (Wolpertinger Games, Xbox Live Indie Games) – Entering the code (BA) on the D-Pad will render the game in a pixelated retro style. Entering the code again switches rendering back to normal.
  • Rad Raygun (TRU FUN entertainment, Xbox Live Indie Games, Steam (software)) – Entering the code during the opening sequence as the camera pans up on the building
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS2) – Entering the code during vid-comic play, slightly modified to will dress Qwark up in a pink tutu. Revealed by Al after completion of vid-comic 4. In the PS3 version, whether by accident or design, two debug codes were left in the game by the developers.[28] One code, activated by entering after pausing the game, allows the user to lock or unlock any weapon or gadget by highlighting the item's slot and pressing R3. Inputting instead of unlocks all planets and missions, including two extra entries in the Galactic Map (labelled "level15_cityname" and "#") that cause the game and PS3 system to freeze if selected. Interestingly, "#" appears to be the Insomniac Museum.
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom, Windows, Dreamcast, DualShock on PlayStation) – Pressing ABR Trigger will give the player infinite ammo for all weapons.
  • Resonance of Fate (Tri-Ace, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) After chapter 5, while searching Leanne's closet (during the text) pressing , then BA on the Xbox 360 or × for the PlayStation 3 will unlock the "8 Bit girl" shirt for all characters.
  • Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land (3DS), Pressing the code in Game Djinn gives you unlimited lives.
  • Retro City Rampage (Vblank Entertainment, Windows, PSN, Vita, WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade) Entering the code will unlock all weapons and disable saving and achievements.
  • Rocket League (Psyonix, Windows, PS4, Xbox One) Entering the code OX with a PS4 controller or BA with an Xbox One controller at the menu of the game will cause the menu to change into a menu for Psyonix's previous game "Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars", And it will also play the theme of the game. The PC version will also unlock the moai antenna.
  • RuneScape (Jagex, Windows) After defeating Beastmaster Durzag, ringing the gongs in this code's directions will trigger a volleyball minigame.
  • Score Rush (Xona Games, XBLIG) – Entering the code during gameplay powers up all fighters' main weapons to maximum capacity. It will not award more trailing options: the secondary powerup. All scores are set to zero points to avoid cheating. The developers are Contra fans, as such the NES Super-C code will award player or team extra lives, which goes as follows: AB.
  • Score Rush Extended (Xona Games, PS4) – Entering the code during gameplay powers up all fighters' main weapons to maximum capacity. It will not award more trailing options: the secondary powerup. All scores are set to zero points to avoid cheating. The developers are Contra fans, as such the NES Super-C code will award player or team extra lives, which goes as follows: AB.
  • Scott Pilgrim (XBLA, PSN) – Pressing BA (, × on PS3) while holding the triggers LT & RT (L2 & R2 on PS3) buttons will make the player commit suicide in exchange for a large sum of money. Exploitable if a snack item such as bubble gum is used, as the player's life will not be wasted.
  • Secret Agent Clank (PSP) – Entering the code after obtaining Dallas' Chalice of Power "activates" the chalice, refiling the players health bar once per level. The code is slightly modified as .
  • Smart Ball (Super NES) – When the title screen says "Push Start Button", press BASelectStart to select a stage. (only up to stage 4-A, and only in the English version)
  • Sonic Chaos (Game Gear) – At the title screen, press 12Start for level select. Additionally, reversing the directions (12Start) activates a cheat mode and sound test.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive/Genesis) – On the title screen press , hold A and press Start to access the level select (Only works when locked onto Sonic & Knuckles).
  • Sportsfriends (PS3, PS4) – At the main menu, press O to play FLOP, a wiggly variant of Pong. A similar code access the hidden game Get on Top X[29]
  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (Blizzard Entertainment) – On the Templar's Charge mission of the single player campaign, inputting the code on the platform commands after moving the platform upwards once will add a "Do not push" option to the platform control interface. Clicking that triggers a nuclear explosion nearby and the player gains the Tauren Space Marine joke unit.
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (Square Enix, PS2) – Equipping the Rabbit Ears Chalice will allow said character to self-destruct when the Konami Code is entered.
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault (LucasArts, Windows) – When entered at the LucasArts logo, at the end it will make a chime and goofy voices will chorus "LucasArts", this will engage the in-game cheat menu.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (LucasArts, PS2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube) – At any menu screen, when the code is entered, the Ewok celebration song from Return of the Jedi will play.
  • Super Chick Sisters (PETA) – Entering BA↵ Enter on the home page will cause a cascade of Nuggets in costumes.
  • Super Energy Apocalypse: RECYCLED (Larsiusprime, Windows) – When input at the title screen, it unlocks the ending song.
  • Super Monkey Ball Jr. (Sega, Game Boy Advance) – Inputting the code will temporarily change the title screen to "Super Nice Try".
  • Super Nova (Taito, Super NES) – Entering LRLRBA on the pause screen will cause the player to lose a life.
  • Tales of Phantasia (Wolfteam, Namco Tales Studio, Super Famicom, PlayStation, GBA) – Moria Gallery/Morlia Mineshaft has a basement floor with a switch-stepping puzzle, with 4 switches pointing in the 4 cardinal directions. Stepping on the switches in the order Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right unlocks a nearby door. Solving this puzzle is mandatory to completing the dungeon and the game (however, a sign in an earlier room hints at the correct order).
  • Tetris (version published by Tengen) (NES) – Pausing the game and entering the standard Konami Code will change the current tetromino into an I tetromino. Can be used once per level up.
  • The Warriors (PS2, PSP) – A short version of the code will give the player 99 credits in the "Armies of the Night" mini game.
  • Tom and Jerry (Hi-Tech Expressions, NES) – When the code is entered (followed by Select) at the title screen, one can play the game with an infinite nine lives.
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Ubisoft, Xbox) – Press BA during gameplay to turn on god mode.
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Activision, GBA) – While holding R and pressing BAStart, the player can unlock Spider-Man.
  • Touhou Soujinengi The Genius of Sappheiros (Strawberry Bose, Windows, PSVita) – Unlocking Fujiwara no Mokou early: After visiting Hieda no Akyuu for the first time, talk another time with her. The Bamboo Forest maze will appear to the west; head there, and travel through the forest in accordance with the Konami Code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right) to find Mokou.[30]
  • Trogdor (The Brothers Chaps, Macromedia Flash) – In the second TROGDOR title screen where the G (in the title) can be held to show some hints, enter the Konami Code using the keyboard and Trogdor will start the game with 30 lives, an obvious nod to Contra.
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (Electronic Arts, GBA) – Pausing the game with Select and then entering BABAStart unpauses the game and gives the main character, TY, a million "opals" (his unit of currency).
  • Umineko no Naku Koro Ni (07th Expansion, Windows) – In episode 1, Rudolf pulls Battler's ear up twice, then down twice, then left and right twice, while saying "Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right."
  • Unchained Nostalgia (NES) – The super secret mode of proud birdie with special effects from the legendary Michael Bay. (BAStart).[31]
  • Universe Sandbox (Steam) – When the main menu appears, by pressing with the arrow keys and then B and A will unlock the steam achievement, "The Code", and open the Wikipedia article Konami Code in the client's web browser.
  • Viva Piñata: Party Animals (Xbox 360) – Entering the code on the main menu will unlock an achievement worth 10 gamerpoints, entitled "Classic Gamer Reward"
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ (Nintendo, GBA) and WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ (Nintendo, Nintendo GameCube) – Both versions include an Orbulon microgame in which the player must enter a sequence of directional and button commands as listed on the screen. Quite often, this is .
  • WinBack (N64) – Using the code unlocks a level selection screen and a "one hit mode".
  • Woah Dave! (3ds) (Steam) (iPhone) (PS4)(PS Vita) – Entering the code in the pause menu unlocks Mr. Robotube.
  • X-Men: Wolverine's Rage (Game Boy Color) – Using the code at the Press Start screen gives Wolverine a different costume. A slight variation (left, left, right, right) grants yet another.
  • Zombie Nation (NES) – Pause the game and press BA to refill the energy bar.
  • Zoo Tycoon DS (DS) – Pressing at the main menu will unlock everything.
  • Knight Squad (Xbox one, PlayStation four, PC) pressing ↑↑↓↓←→←→BA in the title screen will make a fart noise thrice, and unlock the character salmon. If the character is already unlocked, the game will still make the fart noise, but wont show the "character unlocked" screen.

Non-games and pop-culture references[edit]

Computing[edit]

  • Palm HP (WebOS) – In the "Just type" bar on the home screen, typing the Konami code will give the user a "Launch developer mode" icon that will enable apps from the SDK to be transferred to the device. This will also happen if the user types "webos20090606".
  • A variation of the Konami code is used to reset the Netflix program on some devices.[32][33]
  • Entering the code on the BuzzFeed website will replace all text and images with humorous pictures of animals or celebrities.[34]
  • Entering the code on Reddit with the "RES" web extension (Reddit Enhancement Suite) will make a small piece of bacon fly across the screen.
  • Entering the code on SoundClick website will produce a fried bacon strip on the screen that will be eaten.
  • Entering the code on the Vogue website will cause a velociraptor wearing a hat to cross the bottom of the screen each time the A key is pressed.
  • Entering the code on the Team Fortress 2 Wiki homepage (including 'Start', which is replaced with 'Enter') will cause a Spy to appear and sap the Wiki logo.
  • Entering the code on the Yandere Simulator official website ('Characters' page) will turn the background into a darker and more ominous background. It will also replace all characters that were shown with a mysterious girl. Her name and traits are replaced with question marks, and her character bio reads a Japanese message that translates to "Arara ... ... who are you? Hehe ... Nice to meet you. We are going to have a lot of fun together." The code can also be entered in the website's homepage, although it has no known purpose besides changing the background color.[35]
  • Entering the code on the Overwatch website will make several icons of the in-game spray of the playable character D.Va appear alongside with her voice actor saying "up up down down left right left right b a start". In the lore of Overwatch, she is a gamer.[36]
  • Entering the code on the 2016 Marks and Spencer Christmas food ordering site results in some festive creatures popping up.[37]
  • Entering the code on the Megaport website will enable you to play a shoot 'em up game.[38]
  • Entering the code on the Terraria website will cause slimes to bounce across the screen.
  • Entering the code on the Bank of Canada website announcing the new ten dollar bill will trigger a fireworks display and a chiptune version of O Canada to be played.[39]
  • Entering the code on the GOG.com homepage will display a retro living room, with a choice of playing Pong or Snake.
  • Entering the code on a Google Hangouts conversation and pressing enter will change the background of the conversation typed in.[40]
  • Reciting the code to Google Assistant will cause it to say "You've unlocked cheat mode!" with three alien face emoji.[41]
  • Entering the code on the WWF-UK website will cause the panda logo to spin.[42]

Television and film[edit]

  • In the television program Regular Show, in the episode "Over The Top", the show's protagonists are playing a differently named Guitar Hero game (Guitar Band - Reunion Tour). When Rigby misses the buttons, it annoys the people hearing their music and the crowd starts throwing bottles at him. His friend Mordecai tells him "Dodge the bottles! Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right!".
  • In the movie Wreck-It Ralph, the character King Candy uses the Konami code on an NES controller to open a door into the code of the video game world of Sugar Rush, he reads it off a napkin as well.
  • In The Amazing World of Gumball episode "The Tape", one segment features the character Ocho using the code for money, homework, and P.E.. When Gumball tries to use it, he fails and glitches.
  • In an episode of Sonic Boom, when Cubot and Orbot are transferred to a video game, and are about to be flattened by a crushing wall, Cubot uses the code to activate a trap door underneath them so they can escape.
  • In the opening theme of Gravity Falls, the code can briefly be seen.
  • In the Family Guy episode, "Space Cadet", Peter Griffin says "Brian, type up up down down left right left right a b start and we will have infinite lives".
  • In the Odd Squad episode, "Game Time", Agent Olive uses the Konami code to defeat a game boss to allow Agent Otto to escape an arcade game.
  • In the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions episode, "Chance Encounter with... the Wicked Eye", Rikka Takanashi uses the Konami Code on a vending machine and receives a free soda.
  • WWE Wrestler Xavier Woods has a YouTube channel titled UpUpDownDown which focuses on playing video games.

Other media[edit]

  • In the monthly package Loot Crate, in the May 2015 package, the box (which turns into a replica of a locker room, most likely the one that of Team Fortress 2), includes a banner that has the Konami Code on it.

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