Konami Codes on Your Playstation 3
Any hardcore gamer knows the ever-famous “Konami Code”. This series of button presses, when entered in the right sequence at a certain point in a game will unlock a myriad of freebies. Originally used in the first Gradius game in Japan and later, made famous in the US version of Contra. This button sequence has made its appearance on a wide variety of platforms, including HTML, and the next generation Playstation 3 is no exception. Here’s a quick list of some the currently known uses of it. Also, for those not familiar with the code: it is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, triangle, circle.
For Castlevania – Lords of Shadow: Kojima Productions has made it a point to insert the code in the game. Do the sequence in any loading screen and players get to unlock a complete cheats menu. However, doing this will prevent you from saving the game or earning trophies, so only use it if you want to goof around without fear or dying; more practical players will use this to explore a little more, then reload an uncheated save.
If you are a little tired and weary of the announcers in MLB 10: the Show, then you might want to try out these three code variations. Enter the sequence mentioned above, but replace the triangle-circle with either Up, Right or Left. Doing so will mute out the voice of Dave Campbell (up), Mat Vasgersian (right) or Rex Hudler (left).
For those of you seeking out a slightly more powerful weapon in Mercenaries 2, bring out the PDA and type in the button sequence. Doing so will unlock the slightly imbalanced Nuclear Bunker Buster. This is particularly useful early on in the game.
US users of the PS3 will discover that the Netflix application on the console will require players to use the code as part of the service deactivation sequence.
In Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes of the Ring, will enable players to enter the minis sub-game mode of the game. The code should be entered at the player selection screen (this will also unlock a trophy as well!).
In order to get the Old School trophy in the Saw II: Flesh and Blood, players will have to enter the Konami code (which will have to be done while holding down a trigger button). This can be done as early in the game as the start screen.
Silent Hill: Homecoming will allow players to unlock a younger version of Alex in the game (this is the same character model that appears in the game’s flashback sequences). While it does not change the story in any way, it certainly feels a little scarier when he’s a lot younger.
The Beastie Boys are actually unlockable characters in the new NBA Jam 2010 game. Do get them, enter the Konami code at the start screen, also, note that the code here will use circle-cross instead of triangle-circle.
Players needing a quick health refill in Orange Box (for Half-Life 2, Episode One and Episode Two), enter the code and a 25 point health restoring medkit will spawn right in front of you.
Last on our list, a quick additional costume for Resonance of Fate; at any point during or after the fifth chapter, go to Leanne’s closet. While browsing the closet (while the text shows), enter the Konami code. This unlocks an additional shirt called the 8-Bit Girl.
Aside from these, there are plenty more uses of the Konami code. We can certainly expect to see this iconic button sequence popping up in more Playstation 3 games and console features in the near future.