Konami code unlocks Easter egg surprise on Canadian banknote's website


April 11 (UPI) — The Bank of Canada is inviting you to a virtual Easter egg hunt to promote its new $10 bill.

The egg from a 1980s video game appears on the banknote and the website unlocks a surprise.

Enter the right series of keys and the Canadian national anthem plays while the screen fills with tiny animated banknotes.

PC Magazine reports the activation code is a series of ten keystrokes identical to a cheat present in many video games from the Japanese studio Konami. The code was first included in many games for the Nintendo Entertainment System in the late 1980s.

“The Bank of Canada’s web team thought the Konami code was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation,” Bank of Canada spokeswoman Josianne Menard said.

The code is: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a.

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