Tag Archives: Contra

Konami Code Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away

Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the famous “Konami code” cheat that originated in the 1986 NES port of Gradius, has died, Konami has announced. For those not in the know, the code is “up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start,” with varying effects depending on the game. Hashimoto created the code during the development of the

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“Contra Anniversary Collection” coming this summer to PC, consoles

Konami has announced the full list of titles included in the upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection. Without further ado, here’s the list: • Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super C (NES) + Japanese version w/free update • Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) + Japanese version w/free update •Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis) +

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Streets of Rage 2, Contra Hard Corps, Earthworm Jim & more confirmed for the SEGA Genesis Mini

On Thursday, SEGA revealed ten more titles included with their SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive mini. Here’s a list of the newly-confirmed games. Castle of Illusion World of Illusion Thunder Force III Super Fantasy Zone Shinobi III Streets of Rage 2 Earthworm Jim* Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Contra Hard Corps Landstalker This is in addition to the ten games already announced, so

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Cheeky gaming ads: Konami

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is The Splintering‘s third post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t always take itself so seriously, and sometimes let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. For this third installment, we’re specifically

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