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There was a code you entered into Contra for NES to get 30 extra lives. You entered it with the controller. What was it?

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The Konami code:

B A Start

or for 2-player

B A Select Start

(technically, the "Start" and "Select, Start" are not part of the code, but are necessary to start the game)

  • Accepted: first one, plus included the select, start info. – Jaydles Jul 15 '10 at 18:42
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The Konami code.

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    Too bad the image is too wide for this layout. – Denilson Sá Maia Jan 11 '11 at 17:31
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Technically the code is:

  • up up down down left right left right b a

and select changed the mode to two players, and then start started the game, but the "[select] start" is generally referred as part of the code. This code is referred to as "The Konami Code", "The Contra Code", or simply "The Code"

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The code (rendered in HTML) is:

Start

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    This adds absolutely nothing that hasn't already been said. – Nick T Oct 5 '11 at 2:58
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For2 players, and I could be wrong, which I usually am. I remember, up up, down down,left right, left right, b a b a, select, start. But its been a minute for me. :/

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    The question is about 5 years old and has multiple answers already, including what you just wrote. Adding another answer isn't technicly wrong, but don't be surprised if yours no longer gets any positive attention. – DJ Pirtu Jul 27 '15 at 7:35
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Another representation of the code, which is responsible for me knowing it by heart without ever having played Contra: The Gothsicles - Konami Code IV

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The actually code was up up down left right left right A B A B select start and you had to to it at the very beginning before the game actually loaded to the screen to ask how many players

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Up down up down left right left right B A select start

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I played this game in 86' The code was Up, up, down, down, left right left right a b b a. You had to enter it really fast at the beginning of the game.

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    This is not the correct code. – Sterno Mar 11 '14 at 15:29
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    You might be conflating this with the Ikari Warriors "ABBA" code to come back to life after dying. – CloudyMusic Mar 21 '14 at 6:06

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