When I was a young lad, Nintendo was a staple in most households. Many kids at that time, shook the presents under the tree relentlessly, wishing to open them up on Christmas morning to black and grey controllers.
As new games were created, Contra was a must play, especially after the ‘Konami Code’ was made. Players would enter: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and Start on the controller, to activate the ‘Konami code,’ AKA – ‘The Cheat Code.’
With the code, the chances of success in the game inclined astronomically…
As an adult… the game is no longer Nintendo; it’s called life. The code(s) for victory are not ‘Konami’, they are written in books.