The Konami Code is a cheat code commonly found in games released by Konami. It consists of 10 buttons which must be pressed in a sequence in order to unlock a secret specific to the game. The code was first implemented for use with the game Gradius in 1986, and has long since appeared as an easter egg in many games, some of which aren't released by Konami. In the first instances it was used, the Konami Code consisted of pressing ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A. Different games and systems have modified the code to some degree, however the buttons are usually kept similar in order and orientation.
Some games of the Silent Hill franchise have employed the use of the code in unlocking a hidden easter egg. In all instances, the Konami Code unlocks an alternate costume for a male character.
Silent Hill 3
In Silent Hill 3, Douglas Cartland's alternate costume is unlocked after completing the game once, and entering the Konami code in the title screen while highlighting the "Extra New Game" option.
Correct entry of the code will trigger a "sigh" as soon as the game difficulties are selected. The effect of the code gives Douglas a more risque version of his usual outfit, with the inner shirt and pants completely absent.
Silent Hill: Origins
The code makes a reappearance in Silent Hill: Origins, used as a code to unlock an alternative costume for Travis Grady. After completing the game at least once, the code can be entered to unlock Travis' "Codebreaker" accolade.
The costume is a homage to Vincent Smith from Silent Hill 3, as it is similar in appearance to his brown vest and slacks.
Silent Hill: Homecoming
In Silent Hill: Homecoming the Konami code can be used without having to finish the game. The code must be entered in the game's title menu, without having pressed start.
In the PC version of the game the code is: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, ESC, ENTER. It must be made using the arrows, not W,A,S,D.
After correctly entering the code, a sound should be heard indicating it has worked. The code unlocks one of Alex Shepherd's alternate costumes, accessible after selecting a new game. The costume is titled "Young Alex" and is the outfit that he is seen wearing in flashbacks.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
At the starting screen main menu, the bedroom, enter the Konami Code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Square, Triangle, Start) to receive a free Robbie Doll weapon as well as enable the sale of Robbie Dolls at the shop. A child's laughter will be heard to indicate the code has been entered correctly. The player will need to input the code each time they load up their character. If the player reloads their character, they can re-use the Konami Code to continuously get more free Robbie Dolls.
- Silent Hill 3 Secrets and Unlockables
- Silent Hill: Origins Secrets and Unlockables
- Silent Hill: Homecoming Secrets and Unlockables