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Konami code uncovers secret Mint easter egg

Anyone with more than a passing interest in computer games will have encountered the infamous “Konami code”. UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A. Infinite lives, secret menu options, 99 hearts, special characters are just some of the secrets which are unlocked by the Freemason handshake of computer games.

minty easteregg

It turns out that if you key in this sequence in the Shaun Inman’s Mint screen, a secret easter egg will be uncovered as Jason Santa Maria’s stamp of approval shows up momentarily. Almost brings a tear to my eyes. [via]

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6 Responses to “Konami code uncovers secret Mint easter egg”

  1. Gravatar Chris

    Most awesome thing I’ve seen all day.

  2. Gravatar kottke.org remaindered links

    Shaun Inman’s Mint stats package contains a great easter egg

    http://ifelse.co.uk/archives/2005/10/29/konami-code-uncovers-secret-mint-easter-egg/

  3. Gravatar Dante

    I’ve never heard of the Konami code before, but this almost makes me want to buy Mint.

  4. Gravatar Martin Neczypor

    In Halo 2 on Xbox Live, some people will say when the game starts, “activate konami code- start-a-up-a” and that makes you exit the game. Althought it isn’t exactly the code, its still hilarious to see kids leave the game because they think the code actually works, heh.

  5. Gravatar Patrick Haney

    Ah, the good ol’ Contra code. Brings me back to my younger days.

    And makes me feel old when people say they have no idea what it is.