Nearly every gamer knows the â€œKonami Code.â€� What started out as a playtesting cheatÂ turned into a cultural phenomenon. Now, plenty of games let you plug inÂ Up, up, down down, left, right, left, right B, A, Start to turn on special powers or modes. But itâ€™s not just games, real world items get in on the fun tooâ€”like the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller. Your kids may already have one.
Itâ€™s fitting to include the Konami code on a â€œgaming controller,â€� even if it is a childâ€™s toy. The Fisher Price toy serves dual purposes. Like many infant learning toys, it introduces shapes, numbers, and the alphabet, and colors. But it also lets your tiny little tyke â€œgameâ€� right next to you. And finally you donâ€™t have to worry about drool on your prized PS5 or Xbox Series X controller. At least your kidâ€™s drool anyway. We wonâ€™t tell if you blame your kids for your own slobber.
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But hereâ€™s the fun part: Fisher-Price put in an Easter Egg for all your gaming adults too. Plug in the Konami code (Up, up, down down, left, right, left, right B, A) and itâ€™ll fire off a series of sounds reminiscent toÂ Mario games. Itâ€™s nothing big, but an excellent inclusion from Fisher-Price. The box even hints to the Easter Egg with the words â€œup, up, down, down, cheat codes unlock surprises, if you know â€™em try â€™em.â€� That suggests there may be other codes that work too!
But if that isnâ€™t enough, you could always mod the toy to work as an actual gaming controller. Thatâ€™s what one YouTuber did, and he showed off some game play inÂ Super Smash Bros. Melee.
If you already own theÂ Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller dig it out and give it a shot. And if you donâ€™t, you can grab one on Amazon for the price of a couple coffees just to have the laughs.
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