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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start

Everyone remembers the famous code for the 8-bit NES game, Contra. What not many people realised is that were many different variations of the code, each with different functions. Here they are.

Three extra lives:
Press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A at the title screen. Then, press Start to begin the game in single player mode or Select + Start to begin in two player mode.

Thirty lives per continue:
Press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A before the demonstration begins at the title screen. Then, press Start to begin the game in single player mode or Select, Start to begin in two player mode.
Information in this section was contributed by Leon Noel and Christine.

Unlimited lives:
Press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, A, B, Select, Start when "Jungle" appears on the demonstration screen.

Transfer lives:
Begin game play in two player mode. Press A + B when losing a life to use a life from the other player.

All weapons:
Press Down(2), Up(2), Right, Left, Right, Left, A + B before the demonstration begins at the title screen.

Level select:
Press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start(2) at the main menu.

Now go get them aliens!

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