20 Hidden Konami Codes You Never Would've Found

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A. If you correctly identified that combination as the Konami Code, congratulations on your wonderful geekiness. We applaud you.

Originally a cheat code for power-ups in the NES 1985 arcade game Gradius, the Konami Code has become a symbol in geek culture, and has achieved success as an Easter egg on various websites. Thrown in by sneaky developers as a way to access extra content, games or just something fun, Konami Code Easter eggs have been found on Facebook, Marvel, ESPN.com and, most recently, Vogue UK's website.

Don't know how to do it? No sweat. We'll walk you through a practice round. Head to Vogue UK's homepage. Then, enter the following combination with your keyboard's arrow keys:

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A

Clever girl. Now try it on the 20 sites in the list below.

Still want more? Check out KonamiCodeSites.com for a list of all known sites with a Konami Code Easter egg. Be sure to let us know which is your favorite in the comments.

1. Zeno.name

Is it an accusation, or a call to action?

2. Mint: Designologue.com

Type the code and press enter for a new virtual friend.

3. AIM Express

There's really no other reason to go on AIM Express. Sign in, click the box at the top left, type the code and press enter.

4. GeekandHype.com


5. Cornify.com

Make the Internet a magical place. After you type the code, keep pressing enter.

6. Soundclick.com

For a surprise fit for Ron Swanson.

7. Eren Emre

Google isn't the only one to master this trick.

8. DangoDesign.net

Discover a throwback cutscene.

9. Kuppiya.com

Get goosed.

10. Dancesportifno.net

Your boss will never know.

11. Plurk.com

Try typing the code on anyone's profile page.

12. Bandit.Co.Nz

Sometimes, you have to know where to look for warning signs. Type the code and press enter.

13. CSSLine.com

So you can find ALL THE KONAMI CODES!

14. ElliotKember.com

Just in case your boss does find out about your AIM trick.

15. NikDaum.com

For secret awesomeness.

16. Shirtoid.com

Aliens are the new black.

17. Teddy-O-Ted.com

Because your Konami hunting skills deserve a prize.

18. UseTrackThis.com

It's healthy to laugh at yourself.

19. Kahale.net

For a friend who appreciates your geekiness.

20. Digg.com

You really should have seen this one coming.

Image: Mashable, Max Knoblauch