This is Kevin Pacheco’s arm. He wins all the games because he never forgets gaming’s most enduring cheat code. The tattoo is life-sized, too, meaning that the cross-pads and buttons are the same size as those on the original NES controller. Kevin says:
You can always tell when someone remembers but doesn’t quite remember this code. They’re usually the first to blurt out that I’m missing “select” in the string, to which I must remind them that “select” only works when you’re playing Contra and you are playing with a 2nd player. No 2nd player? No need for select (which incidentally, can be entered at any point in the code, not just at the end before start). Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Nice work, Kevin!
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