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You Can Unlock 'Super Alexa Mode' With Cheat Code

You Can Unlock 'Super Alexa Mode' With Cheat Code

Don't pretend you've got anything better to do

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

You can unlock 'Super Alexa Mode' with a simple cheat code and leave ordinary non-super Alexa behind you. Watch how here:

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has become a popular gadget in homes across the planet, performing all kinds of useful tasks on command.

However, she can also do less useful things too, if you know how to prompt her.

Which brings us to Super Alexa Mode, which you can activate by saying the following: "Alexa, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start."

Alexa will then reply: "Super Alexa Mode, activated. Starting reactors, online. Enabling advanced systems, online. Raising dongers. Error. Dongers missing. Aborting."

It will also play some jaunty music - that's it, I'm afraid.

If only it enabled your voice assistant to wash the dishes and tell you the results of matches that haven't kicked off yet; but alas (as Boris would say), it's just a little joke.

If you don't get the joke, it's basically just a nod to the old cheat code on Nintendo games.

The Konami Code was created by Kazuhisa Hashimoto for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. It was initially designed to help developers test games more easily but Hashimoto subsequently forgot to remove the code, according to Lifewire.

Gamers loved it though once they found it, and it went on to become a staple.

Super Alexa Mode is less super than you might have hoped.

Last month, a video of a man kicking off at his Alexa for telling him facts he didn't want to hear went viral.

Specifically, the Trump supporter didn't take kindly to his Alexa telling him that Joe Biden is the president-elect.

Republican Dean Browning shared the video on Twitter with the caption: "Video sent by a friend - why does @Alexa bring up Joe Biden when asked who the President of the United States is?

"We have one President at a time and Joe Biden is not the President right now."

In the tense exchange between Browning's friend and the virtual assistant, the man asks Alexa: "Who is the President of the United States?"

She responds: "The current President of the United States is Donald Trump."

However, she then adds: "According to the Associated Press, Joe Biden is the President-elect and will be sworn in on 20 January 2021.

"Did that answer your question?"

Browning's friend hits back: "Why did you feel the need to tell me that Joe Biden is the President-elect? I asked you who the President is."

He is met with stony silence and adds: "Hmm, no answer."

Featured Image Credit: PA

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