Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary of Confederation with an awesome looking $10 bank note that is loaded with all kinds of fancy security features. It’s high tech currency from a country that knows a thing or two about nerdy bills. But that’s not the reason we’re writing about it. No, the reason involves a fun Konami Code Easter egg.
As you surely know, the cheat code sequence (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) that appeared in many early Konami video games has been utilized countless times in pop culture since it was popularized by Gradius and Contra in the ’80s. Now the Bank of Canada is using the code to celebrate the new bill by showering you with them when you visit their website and type in the sequence. Go ahead…try it. The dorky version of the national anthem is a nice touch.
“The Bank of Canada’s web team thought the Konami code was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation,” Bank of Canada spokeswoman Josianne Menard told CTV news.
We couldn’t agree more.