This week in 1986, the release of Gradius ushered in the era of the Konami Code, a series of button presses that would become synonymous with not just gaming on the NES, but gaming in general.
Democratic Movement president François Bayrou may be a longshot in next week’s French presidential election, but he’s won my nonexistent vote with a secret NES-era message hidden in his official website via the Konami Code.
If you grew up in the 1980s and played video games, you know the Konami Code. It’s very easy to remember. Kazuhisa Hashimoto, inventor of the Konami Code, said there’s a reason for that.
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