An Alexa secret code revealed on TikTok has been seen by millions of users.
Saying the code out loud causes Amazon’s smart speaker to “turn on Super Mode” – and will trigger a Siri response as well.
The phrase in question is the Konami Code, a string of descriptions of classic gamepad buttons.
It’s a legendary cheat code, which was presented to Alexa and Siri as an Easter Egg.
“Super Mode” doesn’t actually do anything, but rather is a whimsical homage to the iconic video game cheat.
The code to say is: “Alexa, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start,” as revealed on TikTok.
Keep in mind that Alexa may not always say Super Mode has been activated.
It has a number of predefined responses when the Konami code is spoken aloud.
TikTok users tried the code themselves and reported several different phrases returned.
They included “Wrong code, try again” and “Woo-hoo, turn it on galore”.
You can also try the passcode with Siri on your iPhone or Apple HomePod.
Users say Siri responded “nerd” upon hearing the Konami code.
So what is the Konami code?
This is probably the most famous cheat code, famous for its use in many Konami video games.
Players would type in the code using their controller to unlock special tips or settings.
The code first appeared in the NES Gradius shooter, but was popularized in the United States with Contra.
In Contra, the code would give the player 30 lives.
The code has appeared in dozens of games and has since been reused by new titles, websites, and apps like an Easter egg or a tribute.
Here are some examples of where you can access Konami Code features today …
Typing the code here will give you an awesome colorful background.
This computer video learning site features loads of funny cartoon characters (watch out for Darth Vader!)
Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, knows the Konami code. Reciting it to him will trigger one of the following three responses: “Cheater! “,” Nerd “. or “I am dizzy …”
It’s not much of a secret, as it lists the Konami code on the page, but heading to this site will unlock a 1976 “hidden” interview with Stark Trek legend William Shatner.
Video game site Jokey DuelingAnalogs has hidden artwork of followers of Jesus acting with the Konami code.
CSSline is a showcase gallery of great CSS sites from around the world. Typing in the Konami code gives you a list of… you guessed it: Konami codes.
Some people have fun with the code sequence on their personal websites.
Entering the code on someone’s profile page makes the posts on the page a little weird …
Outside of the Internet, code plays an important role in the Disney movie Wreck It Ralph.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.