Stephen Poloz unveiled a commemorative C$10 banknote at a live
ceremony last week, the central bank's Web team had a nerdier
take on the event.
The team programmed the Konami code, a sequence of keystrokes
used by gamers, onto a bank webpage announcing the banknote.
Enter the code on the page and your screen is showered with tiny
C$10 bills as a tinny rendition of Canada's national anthem
"The response so far has been exceptional," the bank's
spokewoman Josianne Menard said in an email.
The webpage http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/banknote150/
allows users to inspect the purple banknote front and back, but
it is the entry of Konami code keystrokes - up up down down left
right left right b a - that brings the announcement to life.
The code was first used in early generation computer games to
allow players to cheat and unlock special in-game features.
(Reporting by Andrea Hopkins; Editing by Jim Finkle and Andrew
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