The coolest among us will remember the good old days of the Konami code, a series of inputs that – when entered into many a classic Konami product – would net awesome, and sometimes mandatory, benefits. But while up until this point gamers have had to reboot old consoles to get those extra lives or cheat menus, it has been alleged that Harmonix has paid tribute to legends past in Dance Central.
Reportedly, by implementing the famous code; Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A Start; players can net three extra songs for the music-rhythm titles. Being exclusive to Kinect means that you will have to be a little more creative, however. Substituting jumps for “up”, squats for “down”, and sways left and right for the directional inputs, gamers will then have to make the American Sign Language hand gestures for “A” and “B” before swiping at the game menu to start. If done correctly, the in-game music selection will feature a song from Gradius, Contra, and Castlevania (all games that featured the Konami Code) at the bottom of the menu. So far, no confirmations of the technique have been recorded, and Harmonix has yet to return our calls for comment.
Classy move by Harmonix? Or a waste of time when more DLC could have been released? Respond below, E-Gs!