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How to add konami code in a website based on html?

I was asked to implement the Konami Code in a website I’m currently working on. It should do the following:

  1. Change Background Image

  2. Play sound

  3. Bring some pop-up

What’s the easiest way to achieve this using javascript?

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Answer

Place the code below in a file js/konami.js and reference it in the body of your html file like this: <script src="js/konami.js"></script>

// a key map of allowed keys
var allowedKeys = {
  37: 'left',
  38: 'up',
  39: 'right',
  40: 'down',
  65: 'a',
  66: 'b'
};

// the 'official' Konami Code sequence
var konamiCode = ['up', 'up', 'down', 'down', 'left', 'right', 'left', 'right', 'b', 'a'];

// a variable to remember the 'position' the user has reached so far.
var konamiCodePosition = 0;

// add keydown event listener
document.addEventListener('keydown', function(e) {
  // get the value of the key code from the key map
  var key = allowedKeys[e.keyCode];
  // get the value of the required key from the konami code
  var requiredKey = konamiCode[konamiCodePosition];

  // compare the key with the required key
  if (key == requiredKey) {

    // move to the next key in the konami code sequence
    konamiCodePosition++;

    // if the last key is reached, activate cheats
    if (konamiCodePosition == konamiCode.length) {
      activateCheats();
      konamiCodePosition = 0;
    }
  } else {
    konamiCodePosition = 0;
  }
});

function activateCheats() {
  document.body.style.backgroundImage = "url('images/cheatBackground.png')";

  var audio = new Audio('audio/pling.mp3');
  audio.play();

  alert("cheats activated");
}

EDIT: changed the sequence to b, a instead of a, b. Thanks for the comment!

EDIT 2: reset the konamiCodePosition to 0 after activateCheats was called. Thanks for the comment!

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