There were plenty of cheat codes out there when I was a kid.
Metroid had the “Justin Bailey Code” – Type in J-U-S-T-I-N in the top line, B-A-I-L-E-Y in the second line, and the third line all spaces. You were given all the weapons in the game at full ammo, and your helmet was removed revealing that you were actually a chick all along.
To get to the final stage in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, everybody knew the password 007 373 5963.
A little later on, Mortal Kombat had “TOASTY!” and you hit down and start to fight Smoke.
These were all well and good.
But nothing, NOTHING compared to 30 Lives.
THIRTY F’N LIVES.
Some kids first words are “Ma Ma” or “Da Da”
Mine were Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Select Start. It was awkward my parents didn’t know what the fuck I was talking about.
Anyway, you ready for some shit? The Contra Code can do some WACKY stuff to ESPN.com
Go to the ESPN.com Homepage. Towards the top right corner, there is a “Register Now” Button (If you are already logged in as a user you need to log out) Click on the Register Now button.
Once you are on the registration screen, press Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A and then his enter repeatedly.
UPDATE: ESPN.com has blocked it on the Register Now Screen. You can still do it at:
Some trippy ass shit, right?
~ Shout out to C Han for the instructions