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Hashimoto, Konami Code creator, dies at 61


By Marjaleen Ramos

Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of “Konami Code”, passed away at age 61.

The news of Hashimoto’s passing was announced by entertainment company Konami on Thursday on Twitter.

“We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the “Konami Code”,” the statement read.

“ Our thoughts are with Hashimoto-san’s family and friends at this time. Rest In Peace,” it added.

Hashimoto created the ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a and start) codes used in several video games.

The code first appeared in 1986 in the Nintendo Entertainment System port of Konami game Gradius.

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