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[[caption-width-right:311:[[Music/BrentalFloss That is the Code; help me sing it again, y'all]].]]
-> "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right... [[LampshadeHanging I don't remember the rest!]]"
-->-- '''EVA''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''

The '''Konami Code''' is a specific version of the ClassicCheatCode, and is one of the most popular variants in video game history.

While the code first appeared in the NintendoEntertainmentSystem version of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'', it became famous for its use in ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''. Largely because it's generally considered [[NintendoHard a necessity to even have a chance at winning]] in that game.

The typical form is the directional combination followed by two buttons and then start and/or select, though most of the time, start is just pressed to start the game and not part of the cheat code proper. As the code is used on Konami games of various systems, the actual buttons will vary. For the examples listed below that include a select before the start, in ''Contra'', select was used to select a 2-player game after entering the code.

Named for {{Konami}}, the video game company that made it. Although games from other companies will give a ShoutOut.

The weird thing was that for such a universally well-known code, it's hardly been seen at all since the NES, and most of the time it just gives the player a little easter egg or even does something ''harmful''. And of course, it won't work on any game that doesn't use a standard controller (which rules out everything under the ''Bemani'' label); consoles that don't ''have'' an A or B button (PlayStation line), however, do sometimes have the code anyway, even if it doesn't really do anything.
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!!Konami:
* The NES version of ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' is the first game to use the code. Entering the code while the game is on pause powers-up the player's ship. In later ''Gradius'' games, this code [[NoFairCheating instantly]] [[SelfDestructSequence kills you]], but variant versions of it will provide the original benefits.
** In the SNES version of ''Gradius III'', [[spoiler:replacing Left and Right with L and R (the shoulder buttons)]] will grant the ship four options and the selected ? powerup. The original version, with thirty lives, is also in the game - it's activated by pausing, then pressing B, B, X, X, A, Y, A, Y, Up, Left, and Start. The observant will note that this is the button sequence you'd hit on the SNES controller if you held it upside down while entering the original code.
** ''Gradius V'' accepts both the left-right-left-right and shoulder trigger versions (in the case of the latter, L1, R1, L1, R1). One version gives you full power with Laser, the other is full power with Double.
** ''Gradius [[MarketBasedTitle Galaxies / Generation / Advance]]'' gives you about three seconds after inputting the classic version of the code and unpausing before you explode. The [[spoiler:shoulder button]] version carries no such penalty.
* In the NES version of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'', the code increases the [[VideoGameLives starting number of lives]] from 3 to 30.
** Oddly enough, none of the ''Contra'' sequels featured the code until ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'' for the PlayStation2 (they used different cheat codes). For the code to work in ''Shattered Soldier'', the player must input the code using the second controller and substitute the left and the right on the d-pad with each successive L and R button (L1, R1, L2, R2, L3, and R3). Of course, all this did was make it really easy to get the worst ending.
** It's used again in the semi SpinOff ''HardCorpsUprising''. Inputting the code during the loading screen of the first stage replaces the music of that stage with a metal remix of the first stage music from the original ''Contra''. Inputting a different version of it with LS and RS replacing B and A in the title screen unlocks the ability to buy an upgrade that gives you 30 lives without beating the game with that character first.
** The NES version of ''VideoGame/LifeForce'', a spinoff of ''Gradius'', uses the Konami Code as a 30-live cheat similar to ''Contra''.
* ''VideoGame/YuGiOhTheFalseboundKingdom'' as a code for getting bonus money.
** Using it in either ''Yu-Gi-Oh Tag Force'' games would unlock a Konami themed booster pack, featuring Gradius cards, which was carried over in the second and third games. A nice nod, but fairly impractical, as the cards themselves aren't that great, and the cost for just one pack is ''several times that'' of the others.
** It got a revival [[UpToEleven and then some]] in ''Tag Force 5''. To unlock the Konami pack, input ''Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, L, R, L, R, Square, Triangle, Square, Triangle''.
** Anime got in on this too. Episode 129. Kaiba's code to control one of Yugi's monsters went as follows: '''Left right A B'''. It has been said to be an homage, but it's possible the connection was unintentional. WordOfGod hasn't confirmed whether it was a coincidence or if Kaiba's input was designed as a ShoutOut to Konami.
** Later, in Kaiba's duel with Jonouchi, Jonouchi uses his Graverobber Trap Card to take the the card from Kaiba's Graveyard, and then inputs a different code to use its other effect: "Up, Left, Down, Right, A." (Note that the effect was not consistent with the second effect of the OCG/TCG version of the card.)
* Using this code in a certain room in a certain bonus dungeon was the only way to get OneHundredPercentCompletion in the first ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' game.
* A recent using of the code was in ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'', where one of the bonus costumes has to be unlocked in this way. The game itself refers to the cheat as "an ancient and powerful spell".
** A few years earlier in SilentHill3, you could enter the KonamiCode... to remove Douglas' ''pants and shirt''. Why couldn't they have done that for Henry in ''SilentHill4''?
* On Normal or less difficulty mode, the [[ThatOneBoss notoriously tricky]] boss The End in ''MetalGearSolid3'' could be seen on the Map screen with the help of the code (with Square and Triangle substituing for B and A). When your rank is displayed in ''MetalGearSolid2'' after you beat the game, enter the code and Solid Snake'll make fun of you for trying to cheat so late. Entering UUDDLRLRAB as your name on the [[AnyoneYouKnow Dog Tag]] has an interesting effect, too.
** Enter it as your name before starting a VR Missions save on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 2: Substance'', and it will unlock all the characters and their missions for you, so that you can skip tricky levels and come back to them later.
** [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Adorably enough,]] Snake and Otacon designed a secret handshake friendship hug sometime before ''MetalGearSolid2'' that's a physical representation of the Konami Code. Otacon's a [[{{Adorkable}} huge dork,]] and Snake's a PopCulturedBadass, so it fits.
** Enter it on the title screen in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' (with Circle and X substituing for B and A; Circle and X are the Western PlayStation game menu equivalents of B and A) to unlock Very Hard and Revengeance difficulty levels without beating the game on lower difficulty levels first.
*** In the PC version unlocks Jetstream, Bladewolf, and all codecs and cutscenes,
* In the NES version of ''VideoGame/{{Gyruss}}'', you had to enter the Konami code ''backward'' (A, B, A, B, right, left, right, left, down, down, up, up) in order for it to work properly.
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' has never used the Konami Code as a cheat, but the directional portions of the code has appeared as part of the steps on several songs, such as "30 Lives" (a pop song making references to the ''Contra'' example), "VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} ~Generation X~" and "Make A Jam!" (which is in fact, a remix of the classic 90's Konami jingle too)
** The original versions of DDR (not including the American PS1 version, which was based on [=3rdMIX=]) require directional codes to turn on other difficulty levels and options. Sure enough, the eight directions of the Konami Code make up one of them (Double Basic).
** In the PS1 version of ''Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix'', highlighting the correct picture in the gallery and entering the code, replacing B and A with X and O (which are in the same respective positions on the PS1 controller as the B and A buttons on the SNES controller), unlocks the last four pictures in the gallery.
* In ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders the Second Runner'', it was possible to get Zoradius mode by entering a shortened version of the cheat code: Up Down Left Right Start at the pause menu during the boss battle with Vic Viper. Entering the code again in the minigame itself gave you full powerups just like a real ''Gradius'' game.
** In the first game, entering the full code in reverse at the title screen would unlock Versus mode without needing to complete the game.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'', the code unlocks 8-bit Simon Belmont (complete with the NES Castlevania's unfair JumpPhysics) for use in boss rush mode.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
** The second Game Boy ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' game has one of the code's least useful appearances: it refills your health meter, essentially giving you an extra life on command, but can only be used once per playthrough.
** ''Videogame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheManhattanProject'' for the NES uses a variant of the code with the A and B button presses reversed to unlock a stage select / options mode.
** ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'' for the SNES: Entering the code on Controller 2 awards ten lives.
* The ''International Superstar Soccer'' series uses this code in several of its games, although some require the second controller while others switch the up/down and left/right commands (in the case of the N64 version, C-triggers). The original gives you "happy players," ''Deluxe'' gives you a dog referee, and the 3d games give the players big heads.
* In ''[[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon The Legend of the Mystical Ninja]]'', a villager helpfully informs you: "Just between you and me... if you use the command 'Up Up Down Down L R L R B A', nothing will happen."
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'', you find a scroll on a dead soldier who went made from reading a TomeOfEldritchLore in the castle library, said scroll details the soldier's attempts to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall gain power that could bring God low]], when he gets to "jump", he apparently [[TooDumbToLive crashes into a railing and falls to his death.]]
* Inputting the Code on the title screen of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines'' unlocks Expert difficulty without the need to complete the game once on Normal.

!!Other games:
* ''{{Insaniquarium}} Deluxe'' uses this code to open up the Sandbox, which not only lets the player do whatever the hell they want within said Sandbox, but also gives him/her/it a shiny new trophy and lets them put a whole batch of extra pets into their Virtual Tank.
* In the English version of the game ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'', Neptune invokes her EX-Skill with the quote "Up, Up, down, down, left, right--aww, whatever... Secret Code entered!"
* The game ''GundamSeedDestiny: Generation of C.E.'' features the "SEED Sense" effect, where starting to watch an attack animation had the chance to prompt you to push one of the PS2 controller face buttons. Doing so had the chance to improve any number of things, and even prevent death automatically at low health an unlimited number of times, as long as you hit the right button. However, starting an attack animation locked you into viewing it, so the game took longer to play and got stale more quickly. How do you get out of the attack animations after using your "SEED Sense," you ask? Push Down, Down, Up, Up, Right, Left, Right, Left, R3, L3, and Start. An inverted Konami code.
* In the online game ''KingdomOfLoathing'', the code [[spoiler:is the answer to a certain puzzle]].
** Ditto in ''[[http://www.dumbthegame.com/ Dumb: The Game]]''.
* In ''SuperMonkeyBall Jr.'', entering the code on the title screen changes "Monkey Ball" on the title screen to "Nice Try".
* In indie game ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', there is a logbook that encourages you to try the Konami Code on the start menu. If you do, a dialogue scrolls across the screen chiding you for beating tired old memes to death.
* In ''SamuraiZombieNation'', entering the code while the game is paused refills your life, but unfortunately it doesn't work on bosses.
* Entering the code in ''VideoGame/AchievementUnlocked'' (a Flash {{Platformer}} where the ''only'' object is to collect enough {{Cosmetic Award}}s to get OneHundredPercentCompletion) gives you the achievement "Too Much Contra".
* Tengen's NES version of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' uses the Konami code to activate a precursor to later ''Tetris'' games' "hold piece" feature. Inputting the code while the game is paused replaces your current piece with an I piece, as seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjaRPjgVLU0 this video]]. It only works once per 30-line section.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' does a weird thing with this. Somewhere in the middle of the game, you can pick up a special trophy if you allowed Roger to join your party. Entering the code with it equipped on someone ''killed that character'' and dealt damage in a large area equivalent to one-half the HP of that person. Upgrading the effect merely swapped the last two buttons (X and Circle) that would do this.
* Creator/EightingRaizing's shooters (particularly ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'', ''VideoGame/ArmedPoliceBatrider'', and ''VideoGame/BattleBakraid'') have a variant of this: entering Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, C at the title screen after inserting your coins will trigger extra features, usually [[GuestFighter Guest Ships and Characters]] from past Raizing games (in ''Garegga'' and ''Batrider'') or all-new ships (in ''Bakraid'', and you must input the code at a rate of 1 button press per second).
* Entering the Konami Code in the main menu of ''ResetGeneration'' opens up a Space Invaders-esque minigame.
* Seen in the console versions of ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'', where the Konami code gives you all weapons, armor, and health.
* Seen in a slightly truncated form in the arcade game ''Manx TT'', entering Gear Up, Gear Up, Gear Down, Gear Down, Left, Right, Brake Accelerate would allow you to... ride a sheep instead of a motorbike.
* A puzzle in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' has the party hitting floor switches in a precise order. The order is "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right"
* If you enter the code on the title screen of ''VivaPinata Party Animals'' on the Xbox 360, you will get the Classic Gamer achievement. The instruction manual even has the code spread out over most of the pages.
* Entering up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, square on the title screen of ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot3:Warped'' unlocks a demo of ''SpyroTheDragon''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'': Mad Moxxi's first husband was a cheat. No points for guessing what VisualPun appears in the background when she says this.
** In VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}, entering the code on the start screen activates the ability to toggle "Extra [[{{Dubstep}} Wubs]]". As the game itself states, it does absolutely nothing.
* ''Burai Fighter Deluxe'' on the original Game Boy used this code.
* Used by Mylandah in ''BattleAthletes'' to confuse a robot in a three-legged race.
* Used by ''3D Dot Game Heroes'' to make your shield invisible.
* Entering the code on the title screen of the WebAnimation/HomestarRunner game ''TROGDOR!'' will give the player 30 lives instead of 3.
* The ''LittleBigPlanet 2'' Beta has an easter egg where if you use a Controllinator to enter the Konami code on a seemingly broken arcade game, it will explode displaying an 8 digit code on the wall behind where it was.
** As well as this being in the fullgame, there is also a level where you ride a camel shooting at enemies. Inputting the Konami Code early in the level makes disco mucic play and makes the camel wear sunglasses.
** One player-made level recreates the first stage of Contra, and has stickers with images of the buttons involved in the code hidden throughout. Finding them all and affixing them to a board at the start activates infinite lives.
* In ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World]]'', holding L2 and R2 (or the two triggers in the Xbox 360 version) and entering the code will cause your character to explode into a pile of coins.
* Using the code on the title screen of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?'' activates Pen Ward's "secret screen".
* In a cutscene in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', Al uses the code "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, Square, Square" and unlocks [[FanDisservice Captain Quark in a tutu]] in the in-game Captain Quark vid-comic. [[{{Squick}} It really works.]]
* The Code is used to dodge bottles thrown by an angry crowd in an [[{{Retraux}} 8-Bit]] ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' clone in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
* The Xbox port of ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' adds the code as a way to regain 25 health.
* In ''VideoGame/The3DBattlesOfWorldRunner'' and ''Cosmic Epsilon'', entering the code would merely produce the message "I am not Konami."
* In the [[TurboGrafx16 SuperGrafx]] version of ''[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Daimakaimura]]'', the code allows the player to add up to nine credits.
* In ''Arnold Palmer's Tournament Golf'', after missing 100 shots on a single stage, the code can be entered on the GameOver screen to play a MiniGame version of ''VideoGame/FantasyZone''.
* In the SEGA Megadrive version of SonicTheHedgehog pressing up, down, left, right, A, start on the title screen brings the player to a menu where all the levels in the game are accessible.
* In ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'', continues in the "Contrabobo" level require entering the "code for more lives," which can also be used to unlock a two-player mode.
** The Amazon also references this code in the Balloon Trip section of the "Pro Wrabobo" level if you attack him.
-->'''Amazon:''' "Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, FART!"
* In ''VideoGame/BillyVsSNAKEMAN'' there's a 1 in 10 chance executing these movements will save you from an otherwise fatal Phase attack (Phases are the {{Kaiju}} which attack villages, fought one on one in their home ground). ''Knowing'' this sequence in-universe is the reward for the quest "Thirty Lives", which consists of supporting the rooftop concert of several female {{NPC}}s, whose instructions to the crowd reference it.
* Entering the Konami Code in ''VideoGame/{{Mari0}}'' activates the cheat codes without having to complete the SuperMarioBros levels first.
* The Konami Code is used as the input code for Luna's Reiki skill in ''VideoGame/PonyFantasyVI''.
* In ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', entering this code unlocks [[HarderThanHard 1999 Mode]] without beating the game on lower difficulty levels first.
* ''VideoGame/OrderOfTwilight'' has the Ascend spell, which is activated by inputting the directional part of the Konami Code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right). It just gives Twilight wings that she can't even use. Since you can't use this spell until after you finish the game, this is somewhat of a BraggingRightsReward.
* In ''VideoGame/JustDance 3'' for the Wii, [=PS3=], and Xbox 360, Barbra Streisand Extreme Mode is unlocked by using the directional part of the Konami Code.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'', a character mistakenly quotes the directions of the Code when trying to remember a password to open a necessary door in the enemy fortress and progress in the game. The actual password is a slightly reshuffled version. Entering the correct code without finding the password in-game results in a brief scene where a flustered Justin tells the others he was just pushing random buttons.
* One type of loading screen in ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Future Soldier'' shows a diagram of your controller which, when any buttons are pressed, will list all the actions performed by that button in gameplay. Enter the Konami Code on this screen and the loading icon in the corner will spin around in place.
* Entering the code from the title screen of ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' will unlock the SequelHook video (although much of it won't make sense until well past halfway through the plot).
* In ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'', when using Neptune's most powerful skill, she says "Up, up, down, down, left... ah, whatever. Secret code activated."
* In ''Hands On! Tangrams'', performing the Konami Code at the title screen results in a fanfare with a message telling you that you have been granted 30 lives. ([[DontExplainTheJoke The joke is]] that the game doesn't ''have'' lives.)
* In the arcade cabinet "Ms. PacMan & {{Galaga}} 20 Year Reunion", keying in "Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left Right, Left, Right" after inserting enough credits, and then pressing the Ms. Pac-man start button starts a game of the original Pac-man.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} 2'' uses the directional pad inputs of this code to give you twenty-five [[NukeEm nuclear bunker busters]].
* The Konami Code is quoted in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', known for its many references; in need of power, the main character tries it.
-->'''Mao:''' Games have cheat codes, too! What was it already? Up, up, down, down...
* Elder Xelpud in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' makes a reference to the Konami Code in one of his 'guy ranting about old video games' dialogues. He doesn't know what it is, though, as he's an NES-hating MSX fanboy, and MSX games don't use the Konami code.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/SilentHillPromise'' when the protagonist encounters a directional pad on an electronic box.


!!Other media:
* The band The Motion Sick created a song, "30 Lives", inspired by the Konami Code. The music video features a cheerleader and a polar bear mascot (it's set in a high school) doing a cheer based on the Konami Code. As noted above, the song was recognized by Konami, who put it in ''Dance Dance Revolution X''.
* Music/LinkinPark has a fake DVD menu that looks like the the main menu on their oldest DVD. Entering the Konami Code (the directional part, anyway) unlocks a secret chapter.
* Seattle Geek Rock band KirbyKrackle has a song called "Up, Up, Down Down" which uses the code as part of the chorus. It's about a geek guy flirting with a girl who looks to share his interests [[spoiler: She turns out to be a HumanoidAbomination and eats him though]].
* While this is more of an EasterEgg, the [[http://www.google.com/reader/view/#directory-welcome-page Google Reader]] recognizes the Contra Code and unlocks a ninja theme when it is used.
* The Konami Code is featured in an episode of ''Film/{{Spaceballs}} [[AnimatedAdaptation The Animated Series]]'' where Lonestar and Vespa are trapped in a video game.
* For reasons that are as yet unexplained, entering the code on espn.com causes unicorns to appear every time you hit enter, and inserts adjectives like 'sparkly' and 'wonderful' into all the story titles. Quite possibly their web designer is about to get fired. This started, so far as we can tell, on the 27th April 2009. No idea how long it'll last.
** It was fixed later the same day, unfortunately. A website with similar code is [[http://paulirish.com/2009/cornify-easter-egg-with-jquery/ here]] ("enter", then the code through A, then "enter" again).
* Believe it or not, this used to work on ''Website/{{Facebook}}'' of all things: entering the code finishing with Enter ''enabled {{lens flare}}''.
** In the Facebook [[WebGames Game]], NinjaWars it unlocks a relic and an award.
* Using the code on the Creator/MarvelComics website brings up [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} squirrel]].
* Used in ''HoushinEngi'' as an order from Taikoubou to his steed, Suupuushan. At first, Suupuu doesn't understand it and does nothing. Many chapters later, after Suupuu's [[spoiler: upgrade to a dragon]], Taikoubou says the command again and Suupuu executes a very complex evasive maneuver that would make [[MacrossPlus Guld Bowman]] proud.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' references the Konami code in [[CrossesTheLineTwice its usual fashion]]. During the first attack on the Hellsing manor, Jan Valentine finds himself at a four-way hallway intersection with Hellsing troops coming from each direction. His response?
-->'''Jan:''' Up Up! ''(fires both machine guns down north hallway)'' Down Down! ''(fires both machine guns down south hallway)'' Left Right Left Right! ''(points one machine gun down the east and west hallways respectively and alternately fires them)'' '''B'''ringin' the motherfuckin' death by ''Konami!'' '''A'''aah, I'm so hard right now... [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter Mwahahahaha... AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!]]
** He doesn't finish the code, which may [[FridgeBrilliance explain his eventual death.]]
* Of all things, the band The Moldy Peaches. In "Anyone Else But You":
-->Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start
-->Just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart.
** Similarly, it's slightly more relevant in Kitsune^2's song [[http://vulpvibe.bandcamp.com/track/noise-channel-rocker "Noise Channel Rocker"]]:
--> Now punch in Up Up Down Right Left Right Left Right B A Start,
--> But I don't have to tell you, it should be down to an art.
* One of The Gothsicles' most popular tracks is "Konami Code."
* One of the tracks on {{Deftones}}' Saturday Night Wrist album is named 'U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, A, B, Select, Start'
* When one of the hosts said the code out loud on Escapist News Network the watermark suddenly changed color.
* On Gene's Journal, a special interview between Gene Roddenberry and Bill Shatner is unlocked with the code through [[http://www.genesjournalcomic.com/2009/10/27/unlock-the-gene-roddenberry-bill-shanter-interview/ this news post]]. (This obviously used "Enter" rather than "Start.")
* [[http://www.duelinganalogs.com/comic/2006/05/17/so-dark-the-contra-of-man/ This]] Dueling Analogs comic.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland'' has the heroes turned into video game characters. Fred uses the Konami Code for summoning a Mario pipe needed to escape from a monster (that looks similar to Triclyde from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNXQlQToj7A#t=3m20s See for yourself]]
* The second ED theme of ''SeitokaiNoIchizon'' is "Ue Ue Shita Shita Hidari Migi Hidari Migi B A".
* Typing ''upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart'' into the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Pre Palm Pre]] will unlock the Developer Mode, which is required to install third party software.
* The Konami Code is how the Hero activates invincibility in ''RPGWorld''.
* At one point in ''Yuria100Shiki'', Yuria becomes convinced she has a "cheat code" to unlock some kind of special abilities. She imagines this cheat along with a ''Gradius'' spaceship.
* Used in the beginning of the fourth ''KissXSis'' OVA by Riko. On her breasts.
* Using the Konami Code at the [[http://www.newsweek.com Newsweek]] site (use the Enter key for Start) used to yield reports of zombie apocalypse.
* Knowledge of the code and the ability to estimate his height are apparently all that is necessary to pass the [[InvaderZim Trial of the Shadowhog.]]
* Used in, oddly enough, [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Main_Page the official wiki]] of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' (ENTER substitutes for START.)
* Skuld from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' uses a very similar code (leaving out the B A start in favor of the "set" button twice) to reverse the expansion of her space doubler.
* ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': during the opening for the MagicalGirl Spoof, Meru's [[ImprobableWeaponUser phone]] is using this code (must be [[GameBreaker Game Breaking]]). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsyydNv4iq8]]
* Used in the third episode of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' anime to help Keima to dance with Mio.
* Ep 1 of the ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has what is most probably a reference to it as when Rudolf pulls Battler's ear exactly as the code (except "a, b, start" which would be difficult to do with an ear).
* One of Amelia's over-the-top ForGreatJustice speeches in ''Manga/{{Slayers}} NEXT'' actually has the code scrawled over the bottom of the screen during her DramaticFingerPointing.
* The Petitte Project's ''99 Lives''
--> ''Up up down down left right left right B A select start''
--> ''Now I'll play you all night''
* Entering the code anywhere at Gamespot will bring you to the page for Contra.
* In-universe example in ''Manga/ShamanKing''. Apparently putting in the Konami code on the Oracle Bell pulls up information on all the competitors in the tournament.
* ''SoredemoMachiWaMawatteiru'' [[http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6512/soredemomachiwamawatteiq.jpg it shows up in the most random places.]]
* When creating or editing a Google Word Doc, entering the Konami Code will enable Mirror Mode, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which lets you view and edit word docs]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin backwards]]''.
* In the song "[[{{Juno}} Anyone Else But You]]", it's the basis for one of the verses.
* One of the characters in a ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch on a ski lift, played by the host, skier Jonny Moseley, references the code.
--> Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start
--> Just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart
* {{Netflix}} uses a variant to reset Instant Play on the Nintendo Wii. Lacking some buttons, they use U U D D L R L R U U U U
** The same code is used for a number of other Netflix-capable devices, including game consoles, smart [=TVs=], and set top boxes.
* In the anime ''PaniPoniDash'', an ancient civilization's language is deciphered as this code. A news bulletin mentions that "Professor [[TokimekiMemorial Tokimemo]]" believes that it is incomplete and will cause an explosion.
* In the ChooseYourOwnAdventure book ''Literature/CanYouSurviveTheZombieApocalypse'' by Max Brallier, you at one point fight off a zombie at ComicCon using an old NES - smashing the console up into the zombie's jaws twice, then down on his head twice, then two quick left-right combinations. You then give yourself a B for originality and an A for execution before '''start'''ing to push the Zapper through the zombie's brain. [[spoiler: You still die. Cheaters never win.]]
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', you can see the Konami code on a post-it on a door, just in passing, in Fuery's cache (vol. 11 or 12)
* In PhDComics, the Konami Code is spoofed [[http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1325 as the secret magic dance]] to make lab equipment "start?"
* In Matt Fraction's [[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]], Black Cat is trying to activate an artifact while in freefall.
-->'''Black Cat''': Come! on! stupid! claw! Up Up Down Down B A Start? [''claw activates''] Oh, you gotta be kidding--
* Creator/JessGulbranson's story [[MeaningfulName "Extra Lives"]] in [[http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Stories-Flying-Spaghetti-Monster/dp/1936383977 the ''Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster'' anthology]] features a crazy cult who [[spoiler: use the code as [[MadnessMantra their worship chant]]]]
* Appears in the CtrlAltDel spin-off ''Analog & D-Pad'', used by Lucas and Ethan to activate their TransformationSequence into the titular superheroes.
* Repetitions of the code form the chorus in BrentalFloss's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ley2v2s9w&feature=relmfu rendition of the first Contra's Jungle theme.]]
* In DarthsAndDroids, when the Millennium Falcon fails to go into hyperdrive, part of the code is called out as suggestions for button presses in order to activate it.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': It appears in a page from [[http://i.imgur.com/iG8wN.jpg Dipper's book]] (Look to the right).
* In the first episode of ''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'', Rikka uses this code on a soda machine with arm gestures. She gets a free drink.
* Domain registrar [[http://www.gandi.net Gandi.net]] uses the Konami Code to unlock a [=JavaScript=] FPS, where you blow up the site to reveal a door, which opens to deliver a message.
* The WebVideo/DesertBusForHope [[https://desertbus.org/live Live page]] uses the Konami Code to unlock a new hidden data panel, which plays a relevant memetic video. Example videos include Desert Bus Killed the Internet Star, {{Caramelldansen}}, [[{{PSY}} Gangnam Style]], etc.
* Featured in a plot relevant manner in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. A character uses the Konami Code to get super-user privileges to the video game he lives in, rewriting it to his advantage.
* The introduction to [[NGamer Nintendo Gamer]]'s Konami history lesson:
--> ''When they were up they were up, and when they were down they were down, and when they were left they were right, left, right, B, A. Sorry.''
* Entering the code (with Enter instead of Start) on the comedy site [[http://eggplant-news.com The Eggplant]] will bring up a modified version of the Contra NES main screen
* The official website for ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' has the code scribbled in the upper right corner. Entering it and hitting enter will make the images on the page wobble for a second, and then the user is allowed to make every last item on the page explode in a cheesy gif fireball by clicking on it. [[http://fc3blooddragon.us.ubi.com/shop.php See for yourself.]]
* Like the ''Team Fortress 2'' wiki, the ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com wiki]] employs ENTER as a substitute for START. Typing the code redirects the reader to the article on ''ProblemSleuth'''s Code Machine.
* The Ataris have a song titled "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start" on their 2001 album End Is Forever.
* If you enter the KonamiCode on the website for British Vogue ([[http://www.vogue.co.uk/ http://www.vogue.co.uk/]]), it shows a dinosaur wearing a very stylish hat (or wig or hair-ribbon or...).
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestler]] Wrestling/JimmyJacobs used to have a FinishingMove called the Contra Code, before he had a FaceHeelTurn and got way DarkerAndEdgier.
* Referenced and shown on the music video "Geek and Gamer Girls" by Team Unicorn.
* Referenced in ''MLB The Show'': If you strike out a batter with two pitches up and then two pitches down, color commentator Dave Campbell may remark: "Up, Up, Down, Down...[[{{Kayfabe}} my producer]] is telling me that sounds a bit like a video game code!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Tape", Ocho uses the Konami code in reality to summon money for a vending machine, write a test, and easily pass gym. When Gumball does it, it results in a [[GameBreakingBug Reality-Breaking Bug]].
* Inputting the Konami Code on any story or chapter on ''Website/FimfictionDotNet'' summons an interactive Rainbow Dash who follows the cursor.
* Inputting the Konami Code on any page on http://www.ukoakdoors.co.uk takes you to one of a selection of fake fantasy door product pages, including the Tardis Door and Bilbo Baggins' door.
* The Cobra Lounge in Bellingham, Washington featured the Konami Code on its member ship cards before it shut down (God rest its soul)
* From nerdcore rapper ytcracker's song "n.e.s.":
--> ''Up up down down left right left right,''
--> ''Then B A Start, the screen goes white...''
* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'' has John discussing the inability to have a same-sex marriage in Nintendo's ''Tamagotchi Life''. He jokes that you can use a civil union cheat code, "Up, Up, Down, Down, B, Gay, B, Gay, Start", but it's just not the same.
* ''WebOriginal/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' has Kaiba use the code when he uses his Enemy Controller magic card, allowing him infinite cards. Yugi points out that this will make it harder for him to draw the card he might actually want. he then inputs the Mortal Kombat Genesis code to activate [[Goldeneye1997 DK mode]].
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''"Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right..."'' \\
No, don't! [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} That's the wrong code!]] \\
''"...B, A, Sta--"'' \\
'''[BOOM]'''