Dude blows $7,000 on ‘Millionaire’ because of the Konami Code

by 6 years ago

Familiar with up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start? If so, it’s either because you grew up with a NES or just lost seven grand on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

The clip above is not as exciting as it could be, and for several reasons:

1. This new version of the show has different rules, and because it’s not quite the same show, the enjoyment factor is slightly muted.

2. Because the guy is not a gamer, he’s just pissed that he was quizzed about something that he zero clue about. And is not beating himself up for forgetting some obscure knowledge from his childhood which could have saved his ass, aka one of the best parts of the show.

3. The total lack of Regis.

Thankfully, someone over at the comments section of Kotaku, from which the clip above is from, remembers this classic moment. One that has a higher dollar amount and contains plenty of Regis.

Too bad the audio quality is so bad. Though seriously: a guy who looks like that, not being familiar with either Pokemon OR Lord of the Rings? Still blows my mind.


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