Gamers Mourn Passing Of 'Konami Code' Creator
The gaming world has lost one iconic figure as Japanese programmer and video game developer Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the famous Konami Code, passed away at 61 years old.
You may not recognize his name, but one of his most significant contributions to video game history is probably embedded in your gamer brains until now... "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start" a.k.a. the Konami Code.
Fans who grew up playing classic arcade games like Contra, Gradius, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project definitely know how the code drastically improves your gaming experience. Who here still remembers being blessed with 30 lives in Contra after entering the code?
"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," Konami wrote on social media.
By the way, did you know the Konami Code was referenced in the song "Paborito" from OPM act Quest? Watch his throwback MYX Live! performance with Reese Lansangan here: