Some sports fans were able to turn ESPN.com into a bizarre wonderland of unicorns and rainbows Monday if they remembered their Nintendo history. When visitors to the esteemed sports site entered up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter, the homepage blossomed with pastel colors and rainbows and unicorns! Oh my.
The uber-programmers at ESPN managed to quickly eradicate whatever clever code caused the anomaly. But savvy web users can access a cached version of the site --- which we did to see if it was true. It is, and it’s nothing like what you're used to seeing when checking box scores, batting orders and who was picked in the draft.
The whole alter-universe looks like an 8-year-old girl’s bedroom. The prank was powered by something called the Konami code, according to PC World. The fact that ESPN’s Web site went all fantasy world seems to have been spread all over the tech sites after a tipster let Kotaku.com know about it.