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Old 02-26-2020, 06:38 AM   #1
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Konami Code Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies

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The man behind the world's most famous cheat code has passed away, according to an announcement made via Twitter today (February 26).

Yuji Takenouchi, a composer and sound designer famed for his work on Dark Souls and countless other titles over the last three decades, revealed that his friend Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the Konami Code, had died at the age of 79.
It's pretty amazing that a cheat code became so well known, even by people that weren't alive to play these games when they first came out.
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Well he lived a nice long life. Still a bummer
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Well he lived a nice long life. Still a bummer
He had 30 lives in Contra.
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Well he lived a nice long life. Still a bummer
Say what? 79's like middle age for a Japanese dude. Long life there begins at 100. He probably smoked and didn't eat enough sushi and nori.
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He had 30 lives in Contra.
That made me smile.
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That made me smile.

Haha, cool. Pretty crazy that a cheat code got so famous. There were some pretty random games that used the code, too. Tiny tune adventures, a few frogger games, etc.
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