Monday , May 30 2016

Konami Code is alive and well in Google Play Games

Konami Code
Looks like the inate sense of humour is still present with the techos at Google, with a new Easter Egg being found inside the latest Google release – Google Play Games. The easter egg involves you entering the so called ‘Konami Code’ or ‘Contra Code’ after the game it was first seen in, in a wider US release.

The code is essentially Up,Up,Down,Down,Left,Right,Left,Right,B,A,Start – to activate in Google Play games you use swipe gestures for the first part and then a panel appears with three buttons – B, A and Start. Hit them in the correct order and you receive an Achievement.

The first person to find the exploit – Renaud Lepage has shown off the Konami Code and its effect on Google Play Games in a video – yes he acknowledges he made a faux pas in doing it vertically but…here it is anyway :

Activating the code doesn’t actually achieve anything at this stage, but maybe in the future ACTUAL achievements could be built-in to Google Play Games.

 
Source: Renaud Lepage.
Via: AndroidPolice.

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