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You can unlock 'super Alexa mode' on your Amazon device with cheat code

You can unlock 'super Alexa mode' on your Amazon device with cheat code

You can now level up your Alexa with one simple cheat code

Amazon Alexa can't just tell you the weather, switch your lights on or turn on your favourite Spotify tunes.

You can now level it up with a simple cheat code that unlocks a 'Super Alexa Mode', and for anyone who used to adore Nintendo or old school gaming, it's the nostalgic nod that we all need.

Now Amazon's Alexa voice assistant has become a popular gadget in many 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 ask her the right questions and commands and if you tell her the all important 'cheat code'.

You can take your Alexa to a new level.

To unlock the Super Alexa Mode, you can activate it 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."

You'll then hear some music...but that's it. The code itself won't enable your Alexa to magically do the dishes or tell you lottery results but it is a fun little nod to the old cheat code on Nintendo games, which many 90s kids will be familiar with.

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

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 in the Nintendo games.

Amazon Alexa isn't just for fun though, as one parent has warned over the dangers of how easily a child can place an order through it. Tucker Bonham, a father-of-three from Utah, found that handy convenience turned into a nightmare after his son spent a lot of money on toys on Amazon, including 12 water slides and 45 - yep 45 - Spider-Man walkie talkies.

In a now viral video, which has been viewed more than 2.6 million times, the dad reminded parents to disable voice purchases on the Alexa app.

You can access a 'Super Alexa' mode with an old school hack.

He said: "My five-year-old ordered almost $1,000 worth of toys on Amazon this morning. He even ordered a $500 hot tub."

The dad then played a clip of his young son telling Alexa to order numerous items, with the boy saying at one point: "Alexa, get me a monster truck that jumps 23 inches off the ground."

He then asked for: "45 Spider Man walkie-talkies, a little hot tub, 112 water slides, and a rocket ship that goes 45 feet off the ground."

Finishing off his TikTok video, Tucker issued a warning to parents who have an Alexa or two in their homes.

He said: "Parents make sure to disable voice purchases on your Alexa app so this doesn't happen to you."

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