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(Independent)   Up up down down left right left right B A select 'suck'   (news.independent.co.uk ) divider line
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2003-03-11 05:03:12 PM  
Wow, haven't seen the Konami code in ages. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
 
2003-03-11 05:08:14 PM  
Was that for unlimited men in Contra?
 
2003-03-11 05:09:35 PM  
30 men i think. ugh. god help me if i'm right /geek
 
2003-03-11 05:11:14 PM  
Thats Up up down down left right left right B A start 'suck'

As far as the article goes, let's be honest here. The real reason Nintendo can't compete with Playstation and Xbox is because Gamecube doesn't have any games you can masturbate to. I own a Gamecube because I like to play games, not sit and watch overdramaticized, oversexed rehash of games that came out 5 years ago.

Having said that, I really enjoyed GTA3 and Splinter Cell, both of which I own for the PC. I'll probably buy Halo when (if) it comes out for the PC.
 
2003-03-11 05:25:08 PM  
I hate the fanboy wars, but that's a funny headline. I read somewhere that Nintendo is making more money than Sony and MS, despite the sales.

Zelda in two weeks. *drooooooool*
 
2003-03-11 05:39:32 PM  
Nice headline.

...it has had problems attracting games companies to write software.

Nobody wants to be the guy who has to maintiain the GameCube version of the game.
 
2003-03-11 05:45:51 PM  
I hate to say it, but Nintendo might get more market penetration if they were to mimic Sega and go software-only. O'course, that'd mean they would have to design for less-well-designed consoles.

JerseyTim: EASTMOST PENINSULA IS THE SECRET
 
2003-03-11 05:46:03 PM  
I thought it was for 99 men in Contra. Wow I haven't played in the ages. One of my favorite NES games. Along with the first Final Fantasy and Solar Jetman.
 
2003-03-11 05:47:01 PM  
Maasgarid: GRUMBLE GRUMBLE
 
2003-03-11 05:48:55 PM  
Maasgarid Don't forget that Nintendo makes a TON of cash from the game boy series. It is acutally the most popular video game system.
 
2003-03-11 05:53:28 PM  
Otterboy I think your right, it was 99 men.
 
2003-03-11 05:54:28 PM  
Thanks to the farker who posted that headline. Memories of contra dance in my head.....
 
2003-03-11 05:55:01 PM  
Hey, I just got 30 blowjobs! That code variation rules!!!!

This also rules.
 
2003-03-11 05:56:01 PM  
I might buy a gamecube simply for zelda...it wsa the only reason why i got a nintendo 64 too..
 
2003-03-11 05:56:06 PM  
It was 30 men...I remember crystal clear!
 
2003-03-11 05:56:27 PM  
it's 30 men... not 99...
 
2003-03-11 05:56:30 PM  
30 Guys
Otterboy
and
DownSouth

Although Contra Two: "Electric Boogaloo" may have been 99.
 
2003-03-11 05:56:43 PM  
It is not "B A start." It is "B A select start."

And it is for 30 men on each continue, not 99.

Philistines.

(Yeah, I'm a geek. At least I own it.)
 
2003-03-11 05:57:22 PM  
Was it used for anything else sides Gradius and Contra?
 
2003-03-11 05:57:46 PM  
The code was most definitely for 30 men. Also, 30 lives in Life Force. Also, full options in Gradius. Also, backwards it gave you 30 lives in Gyruss. Also, U, D, R, L, B, A, start gave you 10 men in Super C. I suck.
 
2003-03-11 05:58:04 PM  
LongDuckDong:

it's select start for those of use that acually had friends to play with...
 
Ant
2003-03-11 05:58:17 PM  
Nintendo might get more market penetration if they were to mimic Sega and go software-only.

Zelda on the Xbox... That'd be cool.
 
2003-03-11 05:58:29 PM  
And you DON'T need select.
 
2003-03-11 05:58:36 PM  
I've been thinking of plunking down some hard-earned for a GameCube since the price dropped. I don't have a whole lot of free time, so I'm not going to play the thing religiously. Just need some time to kill while my wife pulls ungodly hours at the hospital during her surgical rotations. Anyone got any opinions on which system they like? (Completely unscientific poll.) (Also, throwing caution into the wind and trusting in the opinions of Farkers.) (And I mean that with sincere affections since I am one, too.)
 
2003-03-11 05:58:45 PM  
I feel like an outcast, I only play video games on my cell phone.
 
2003-03-11 05:58:50 PM  
Arm your pop-up stoppers and go DL the ROM of Contra here. I know I did.

..also it is Start not select as has been mentioned so many other times.
 
udo
2003-03-11 05:59:18 PM  
[image from edition.cnn.com too old to be available]

"Look momma! It costs the same as a gallon of gas."
 
Ant
2003-03-11 05:59:48 PM  
I might buy a gamecube simply for zelda

I will when the GameCube comes down to $99
 
2003-03-11 06:00:38 PM  
007 373 5963 = best code ever.
 
2003-03-11 06:00:40 PM  
I find it amusing that everyone remebers the code as "Up up down down left right left right B A Select Start"
Which is for 30 lives BTW.
It's interesting that everyone remembers the select in the code, because you hit select to switch it to play it in two player mode. Which would indicate dang near everyone played it two player.

LONG LIVE CONTRA!
[image from classicgaming.com too old to be available]
 
2003-03-11 06:00:41 PM  
I'm a geek too....

It's B A Start for 1 player, B A Select Start for two players. And yep, 30 lives.
 
2003-03-11 06:00:44 PM  
Bardicmisfit,
It's only select start if you wanted two players.
 
2003-03-11 06:00:50 PM  
MMGAMOIO: I think you can get Metroid Prime for free if you go to Walmart. That is one sweet game.
 
2003-03-11 06:02:14 PM  
to the writer of this article:

no shiat sherlock
 
2003-03-11 06:02:32 PM  
Playing Contra with 40 lives was so no fun. End the game with 36 or so.

Then there were the times I played suicide down the waterfalls.


I was such a dork (still am).
 
2003-03-11 06:02:35 PM  
Bardicmisfit, if you hit select start, then two players get 30 men, if you just hit start then you can play one player with 30 men....man, I must have beaten that game 500 times.
 
2003-03-11 06:02:41 PM  
 
2003-03-11 06:02:50 PM  
Guys, this is a UK article. Europeans in general only care about soccer games. That is the truth. You can verify this by checking their top sales charts.
 
2003-03-11 06:03:21 PM  
Microsoft's Xbox, costing £159, was launched in March last year, while the £169 Playstation 2 still dominates the market despite being 15 months older. It has sold about 50 million worldwide since its launch; the Gamecube has sold only about 1.5 million so far.


I call bullshiat on that. comparing worldwide PS2 sales to UK-only GameCube sales? how lame.
 
2003-03-11 06:03:46 PM  
Oops... forgot to type the "b a" in there... but it *was* included in the search.
 
2003-03-11 06:04:00 PM  
What's up with the picture on the far right of that story that has a lady with the blue beard thingy?
 
2003-03-11 06:04:25 PM  
i got no problem with the gamecube, im an all-platform gamer myself, a friend of mine has it, and from what ive definitely noticed from playing it, is that it wouldve been really good had NOT used minidiscs
 
2003-03-11 06:05:27 PM  
And here I thought it was ... B A B A.

I hit two more buttons than I had to! My childhood was wasted!
 
2003-03-11 06:05:45 PM  
So, which is the best game console, Playstation or X-box?
 
2003-03-11 06:06:29 PM  
The Ataris
" Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A "


today was a good day.
I didn't even have to use my a.k.
at least I didn't get my heart broken anyway
wasting time in east new jersey.
guess I could tell you 'bout
the snow covered rooftops,
sunsets, shooting stars and picturesque backdrops.
or how I went and hung out at quick-stop
and pretended that I was in clerks.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember
that your not gonna live forever.
be young, think smart, stay true
and just follow your heart.

remember the times we watched "karate kid"
and memorized every line
skipped school and went to the arcade
hung out and played galaga all day.
stole a car and we drove to michigan.
600 miles with no destination.
except to get in the car and drive
and see where we'll end up.

sometimes you gotta stop and remember.
that your not gonna be young forever.
think smart, have fun, stay true
and don't ever grow up.

out of all I've learned in life
you always keep your friends close to your heart.
'cause who will help you if you're falling down.

and everything is o.k.
 
2003-03-11 06:06:35 PM  
I thought it was Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A B A Start.
 
2003-03-11 06:07:16 PM  
Nanookanano

HA! thats a trick question! which one is only the best in your mind...

/pre-emptive fanboy war
 
2003-03-11 06:07:26 PM  
I own all three of the major systems, and I plan on trading in my XBox tomorrow. Halo 2 got delayed until 2004, so there is no reason to keep teh system while the trade-in is so high.
Meanwhile, I'm busy importing many games on my Cube...ahhh..One Piece Treasure Battle!
 
2003-03-11 06:08:15 PM  
AdamK, what difference would full DVD sized make for the GC?
The load times a drastically better then PS2 and can you name one game for the system that would have been better had it had the better storage space? Metroid Prime is freaking huge and the disc is only using 1.5 GB's of 3 gb's possible. 3 gb's is an awful lot of storage space for a video game and developers are using Divx ;-) with the cube so DVD quality isn't an issue.
Also, I don't need another DVD player, I have a set top box and my computer to play DVD's.
 
2003-03-11 06:08:16 PM  
My friend here at college just beat contra without dying once. He is a nerd but we love him :)
 
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