Super Alexa Mode is a nice surprise for the retro gamer and shows our friendly voice assistant has a sense of humor! Outside of the mundane requests, such as asking Alexa to check weather updates or the latest news, it's always good to throw a curveball to see how she responds.
The classics are asking Alexa to tell them a joke, or asking her odd questions to see if you get a funny remark back.
There are a number of “Easter Eggs” within Alexa’s programming and Super Alexa Mode is one of them.
How to Activate Super Alexa Mode
It's important to note that Super Alexa Mode does not add or remove any features to your existing device once on, so there is no need to deactivate it.
- Repeat the following words in the same order as here, and the Super Alexa Mode will be activated.
- up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.
- If you said the words perfectly, Alexa will reply, “Super Alexa mode activated. Starting reactors, online. Enabling advanced systems, online. Raising dongers. Error. Dongers missing. Aborting.”
- After these words, Alexa will go quiet.
- The Super Alexa Mode is now active (Not that it does anything!)
What Is Super Alexa Mode?
The Amazon Super Alexa Mode is nothing but a funny Easter egg.
We know how movies add Easter Eggs to hint something to their audience. There are hundreds of Easter Eggs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, for example.
It can be enabled on any Alexa device, such as the Echo, Echo Show, Fire Tablets, or Echo Dot speaker.
What is the origin of the Super Alexa Mode Code?
The Super Alexa Mode was developed using the Konami code. This code is famous for its use in popular video games such as Contra and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
It was named after the programmer who developed it – Kazuhisa Hashimoto Konami. He was the head developer for Gradius, which was a flagship of Nintendo Entertainment Systems. Therefore, it can be easily understood why the gimmick is preferred mostly by gamers.
What effect does the Super Alexa Mode have?
There is a common misconception among users that Super Alexa Mode is harmful. Some believe that this mode activates a whole range of new features, but in reality, it does not. After triggering the mode, Alexa will not have any additional features.
The sole purpose of this mode is to let users mess around with their Alexa device. If you have already used it, here are a few other things you can ask –
“Alexa, your base belongs to us.”
“Alexa, do a barrel roll.”
“Alexa, do you know Glados?”
“Alexa, launch Photon Torpedoes”
“Alexa, launch Red Alert!”
From hearing Star Trek sounds to being mocked for losing in a game, this mode can make your day better and put a smile on your face.
And the good news is that it can make you laugh even if you’re not on the nerdy side of things. Just remember it doesn’t have any functionality whatsoever so there’s no need to worry about disabling it.