Kazuhisa Hashimoto, creator of the ubiquitous Konami Code used in multiple video games, has died at age 79. Hashimoto is best known for inventing the ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A hack found in multiple video games. https://t.co/SMp9Qvo2j9— CNN (@CNN) February 26, 2020
You may not know his name, but you certainly know his code, created when he was adapting Gradius for the NES in 85 and placed in hundreds of games afterward -
Yes, that's the Konami Code, and its creator is dead.
Konami tweeted out "Rest In Peace".