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RIP Kazuhisa Hashimoto, Creator of the Konami Code | RELEVANT Magazine

RIP Kazuhisa Hashimoto, Creator of the Konami Code | RELEVANT Journal


Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a veteran programmer who labored on many traditional video video games, has handed away. He was 61 years outdated. His dying was confirmed by a buddy.

Whereas Hashimoto wasn’t a high-level recreation designer, he’s the person behind one iconic innovation: the Konami Code.

Hashimoto put the world’s most well-known cheat code (up, up, down, down, left, proper, left, proper, B, A, begin as any self-respecting gamer is aware of) into the 1986 NES recreation Gradius, nevertheless it grew to become well-known for granting 30 additional lives in Contra. Since then, the Konami Code has turn into a online game model of, say, the Wilhelm scream. It’s an easter egg that works on innumerable video games and web sites. Castlevania,Dance Dance Revolution,Bioshock: Infinite, Steel Gear Strong,Silent Hill,Grand Theft Auto On-line, Simply Dance 3,Mario Social gathering 1 and Fortnite all make the most of the Konami code, as do Google, Buzzfeed and a few Netflix gadgets. Alexa responds to it. So does Vogue’s homepage within the UK. It’s in all places.

Avid gamers everywhere in the world posted their tributes.

As with many such improvements, Hashimoto’s life was barely impacted by his ubiquitous creation. He was credited as engaged on no less than 9 video games.

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