The beloved Konami Code that ALL gamers should know by heart can unlock a variety of secrets across many video games, websites, and even Facebook – it can also save you cash on Amazon. As part of the holiday weekend sales Amazon is offering a discount on a long list of new games if you enter a variation of the Konami Code at the checkout screen.


The 15% discount can be applied to Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, Super Mario Maker, Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV, and Uncharted 4 among other titles. You can also score a discount on a Xbox Live membership, an Xbox One media remote, and a Xbox One headset.  The sale ends soon, and will only apply to game that are actually sold by Amazon, not other affiliates – which is sometimes hard to determine.


Do you know the Konami code?  The Amazon site accepts a shortened version.  Visitors need to use “U” for up and “D” for down (not the arrow keys).  Apparently you can also skip the B A Start ending leaving you to type: UUDDLRLR at check out.


The Konami code was made popular with the Nintendo game Contra (1996)  giving you extra lives. Entering the code pressing Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A during the title screen of the game you could unlock a near-god-mode-level power-ups depending on the game.