Konami Code Unlocks Extra Votes in the French Presidential Campaign

Politics and gaming team up at last

It may seem unlikely, but French Presidential candidate François Bayrou, who is undoubtedly an underdog in the upcoming election, has embedded the famous Konami code into his campaign website.

As reported by The Telegraph, all you need to do is visit www.bayrou.fr and enter the famous code with your keyboard — Up up, down down, left right, left right, B, A. If you get the code right a video will pop up with an 8-bit style, delivering the candidate's election message.

It may be the first time that a politician has referenced retro gaming in this way, and shows an effort from Bayrou to show both a sense of humour and, perhaps, engage with younger voters. If any of you have experienced politicians using gaming to spread their message in a similar, we'd love to hear about it in the comments below.

[via blogs.telegraph.co.uk]