The Konami Code gets political

Ben Parfitt
The Konami Code gets political

François Bayrou is a man, a politician. And clearly one who recognises the power of the Gaming Vote.

As spotted by The Telegraph, there’s a hidden treat to be found on his website as he builds toward his French presidential campaign.

Want to take a look? OK, head over to his official site. Now simply enter the Konami Code. Yes, the Konami Code. What – you’ve never heard of the Konami Code? And you call yourself a gamer?

The Konami Code became popular during the ‘80s and ‘90s. Inputting it unlocked hidden features in a number of Konami (and a few non-Konami) games.

It works as follows: Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A

Enter this sequence on Bayrou’s website and you’re treated to an 8-bit style election video. It carries the slogan "Un pays uni, rien ne lui resiste" which translates as nothing can resist a united nation.

Furthermore, shove an Action Replay cartridge into his anus and he can shoot laser beams out of his eyes and spawn infinite ammunition. Probably.

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