Any gamer worth their salt would know a couple of cheat codes from back in the day. Any gamer worth their salt SHOULD at least know one and if there’s ever any code to know, it would be the Konami code.
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The Konami code, as it has been well known, started because of a Gradius arcade port test so that it would make the process a lot easier. Up to this day, the code is remembered by a lot of people and it is with great sadness to know that Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the code, has recently passed away.
The Konami Twitter account has officially announced this to pay their respects:
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the "Konami Code".
Our thoughts are with Hashimoto-san's family and friends at this time. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/vQijEQ8lU2
— Konami (@Konami) February 26, 2020
This code was used most of the time for the game called Contra and Gradius, wherein you will be granted 30 lives instead of 3 and unlock all upgrades respectively, a helping hand for such tough games back then. The code was also used across several more franchises and even Fortnite used the code last year during the black hole instance.
Together with the gaming world, we mourn the loss of Hashimoto-san but his memory will live with us forever.
F’s in the chat, boys.