So Dark the Contra of Man

So Dark the Contra of Man

So Dark the Contra of Man

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Update: New version of the Konami Code is located here.

Since The DaVinci Code comes out on Friday, I thought it only made sense to promote the most famous gaming code… the Konami Code.

For those of you that don’t know, the Konami Code is:

up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A

The Konami Code was first used in Gradius and when entered correctly would give the player full powerups, but the code is most well known for Contra where upon proper entry at the title screen would give the player 30 men… that’s why I included a shot of Contra on the screen in the comic. I had to use the sign language versions of A and B in the comic, I hope they translated well.

[Note: I updated the name of this comic based on the name of the posting from Joystiq.com by Ross Miller... thanks]