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A New Chrome Extension Tests Any Website for Konami Code Surprises

Jason O. Gilbert

A New Chrome Extension Tests Any Website for Konami Code Surprises

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Any good (and old) gamer knows that entering the Konami code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left Right, B, A, Start) on certain video games would unlock surprises, cheats, or secret characters.

And many savvy web surfers know that entering the Konami code on certain websites reveals Easter eggs that developers have left for those in the know to discover. 

While many Konami code-compatible websites have been exposed, there are still probably hidden treasures awaiting us. Now, thanks to a new Chrome extension by the Swiss marketing agency Suisseo, you no longer have to aimlessly input the code in search of new Konamified goodies. When the Konami Code Test & Discover extension is installed, it automatically triggers the Konami code on every site, just in case a website was designed by Nintendo fans to reveal hidden treats. 

If you have no idea what I’m talking about (you wouldn’t be the first!), Mashable features a list of sites where entering the Konami code launches some sort of entertainment. In addition, you can try out BuzzFeed.com and Vogue.co.uk. Visit any of these sites and then, on your keyboard, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. You’ll know when you’ve done it correctly. 

With Suisseo’s app, that process is automated. And if, say, you don’t want Digg to Rickroll you every time you visit, you can add any URL to a “Do Not Konami” list in the app’s options. Cool. 

You can download the Konami Code extension here. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some Contra to beat. 

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