Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has died

If you are very interested in the game world, I am sure you’ve heard of the Konami Code created by Kazuhisa Hashimoto. It is announced that Kazuhisa Hashimoto, who brought together the most iconic and known ranking of the game world, died at the age of 61. 

Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has died

A statement was made on the official social media accounts of the famous game company Konami. “We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the “Konami Code“.

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Our thoughts are with Hashimoto-san’s family and friends at this time. Rest In Peace.” Konami said, calling him a “deeply talented producer.” 

What is the Konami Code?

Konami Code is known as a cheat code that the company started to use in video games, and it is formed by the order of ^ ^ v v ‹ › ‹ › B, A, Start keys. Although it was first used in the game of Gradius, its main recognition came out with the NES version of Contra, which was sold in North America. This code provides some advantages to players in the productions in which it is used. For example, if you use this code in Contra’s NES version, you would have 30 extra life. The code later appeared in other Konami games, including 1991’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project, various entries in the Dance Dance Revolution series, 2001’s Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and 2010’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadows.

Of course, only these two games do not play a role in knowing this code. The Konami Code began to spread gradually afterward and was used in dozens more different games. It has become a pupil of big companies. We have seen many companies that use this code in different ways, primarily Google and Facebook. Even in the Millionaire contest, we encountered the Konami Code question. 

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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