FG reader Kevin Pacheco tipped us to his nerdtastic Konami Code tattoo. He desgned it himself, with buttons and cross pads scaled to original NES controller size. He got inked by Deirdre Doyle @ Chameleon Tattoo and Body Piercing
You can always tell when someone remembers but doesn’t quite remember this code. They’re usually the first to blurt out that I’m missing “select” in the string, to which I must remind them that “select” only works when you’re playing Contra and you are playing with a 2nd player. No 2nd player? No need for select (which incidentally, can be entered at any point in the code, not just at the end before start). Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Kevin, I’m gonna admit it now and say that I may have to keep a pic of this tattoo the next time I can’t quite remember the code myself.
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