Secret Alexa voice command: Whoever says this unlocks a hidden mode

Deepak Gupta January 1, 2022
Updated 2022/01/01 at 1:24 AM

Amazon’s echo speakers are already an integral part of many households. Surprisingly, there is one anyway Alexa voice commandthat even long-time users do not even know. This enables very special fun: The “Alexa super mode“. You can activate it with the appropriate code and trigger a completely new reaction.

Test immediately: Alexa’s voice command for “super mode”

In Germany, Amazon’s Echo, and with it its digital assistant, came onto the market for the first time in 2016. Since then, the number of Alexa voice commands available has increased significantly. Including those that have a special effect. Like the “Alexa Super Mode Code”.

Behind it is a cheat code that should be well known among video game fans, because it is actually the “Konami command”, which can often be found as an Easter egg and can also be used on Alexa.

With console or computer games, this is what ensures that a hidden advantage is unlocked by entering a certain key combination. For example, you receive money faster than in the normal course of the game. In the case of “super mode”, the cheat code is passed on via Alexa voice command instead of using buttons.

The “Konami command” has its origins in the first title in the series “Gradius” (1985), when it was ported to the NES by the developer Kazuhisa Hashimoto. To test the game, he invented the command because the processes were too slow for him. Actually, the cheat code should therefore not be included in the end product. Ultimately, however, it stayed as short-term removal prior to mass production could have led to errors.

Games and services you can also hack using Konami code:

  • Flip (iPhone, iPod Touch): unlocks hidden level with 98 more puzzles
  • Netflix: on some devices, the app can be reset using a variant of the code
  • Google Hangouts: Typing in a conversation changes the background
  • Palm webOS device: in the form of “upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart” it enables the developer mode
  • Twitch Creators Dashboard: unlocks additional options
  • Jurassic World Evolution game website: Easteregg is triggered

“Alexa super mode” activated with code: You have to say that

To activate the super mode is enough the following sequence of words as an Alexa voice command:

  • Alexa, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start

Once you have spoken the Alexa voice command, you can look forward to a funny reaction from the digital assistant. Your answer is also very extensive:

“Super Alexa mode is activated! Hihi! Added ten extra lives. Speed ​​level 3 unlocked. All power ups available. Malfunction. Power-ups have no power. Cancellation…”

The only drawback: The Alexa super mode code does not initiate any actual action. At least there should be a few laughs.

Sources: homeandsmart.de, own research

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