Scott Pilgrim’s “Blood Mode” cuter than expected

When Joystiq posted about a newly discovered “blood mode” in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, we could’ve waited a bit to give it a shot. But once we learned that it referenced the infamous Mortal Kombat blood code we typed into the Genesis a billion times over, we ran straight into our capture room like giddy children anxious to get our eyes on the nasty. No more reading was necessary. A, B, A, C, A, B, B (C = X[box]) The results? Far more adorable than we ever could’ve hoped:

Above: "Blood"

“Gory” it most certainly isn’t. Instead of a waterfall of hemoglobins, Scott Pilgrim represents it’s blood-letting with a wet, bursting heart… and we’ll be damned if it isn’t the cutest thing we ever did see! A little disappointing if you go in looking for a gruesome display of pixelated crimson, but it’s still a pretty kick ass little easter egg in a game already packed with classic gaming nods.

Above: THE BLOODENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 26, 2010

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  • philipshaw - August 28, 2010 9:52 p.m.

    I must check that out
  • Thequestion 121 - August 27, 2010 5:32 p.m.

  • WickedSid - August 27, 2010 2:56 p.m.

    This is too gory for my young eyes!! WHY?! GAMsRAddER!? WHY?!
  • 8bitBaby - August 27, 2010 2:20 p.m.

    hunh... i'm actually surprised it's not more gory than this, considering it's a paul robertson work. i guess they put a leash on him.
  • FunkSoulBrother - August 27, 2010 11:41 a.m.

    I want the game so bad I just haven't gotten around to it.
  • frmonth - August 27, 2010 11:12 a.m.

    Well the movie comes out in the UK tommorro so I'm very excited.
  • garnsr - August 27, 2010 6:20 a.m.

    No no no, I just meant that the Konami code is the only code I really remember from about 30 years of playing games. I don't think it's in this game.
  • FauxFurry - August 27, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    The Mortal Kombat 'Karnage Kode'(just to be 'kute') for the Sega Genesis was Down,Up,Left,Left,A,Right,Down as in Dullard. Was that the code from the Mega Drive version? I'm with ThatGuyFromTv in wondering what the classic Konami code does. If nothing,then Ubisoft missed out on the most important old-school easter egg game reference there was and as such has failed us all.
  • AlphaEditor - August 27, 2010 5:52 a.m.

    This is awesome. The game is awesome, frustrating at first, but easy to get into! I love how Ubisoft stayed true to the series and got the right people to score the music! It's classic look and feel really fits with the series and the fact that it has cheat codes only makes it feel more appropriate for the Scott Pilgrim series!
  • batmanboy11 - August 27, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    Cool. I'm really liking the Pilgrim game, although I haven't beaten it quite yet. So far I've beaten up to (and including) the twins. I'll have to try this mode. Also, the movie is my favourite movie ever.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - August 27, 2010 4:40 a.m.

    what does the Konami Code do?
  • garnsr - August 27, 2010 4:12 a.m.

    I didn't realize the codes were references to anything, but I wondered if they were. I've never been a great code user, and can't remember any but the Konami code, really. That's why the internet's great, it sometimes tells you what you're missing. Sometimes it just yells at you, though.
  • oufour - August 27, 2010 3:40 a.m.

    @thefreakysurgeon that's the joke.
  • ChrisAntistaLikesLittleBoys - August 27, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    If you pretty much enter any iconic vidja game code, it works. For example, up up down down up up up up from sonic 3 turns all the money into animals. SONICREFERENCE
  • thefreakysurgeon - August 27, 2010 2:45 a.m.

    blood mode= rip off if it's called "Blood Mode" then it should have BLOOD!
  • juicenpancakes - August 27, 2010 1:19 a.m.

    Hahaha. "The Bloodening" -- I spent about 2 hours last week trying to convince my little nephew that The Simpsons used to be funny.
  • conchking - August 27, 2010 1:19 a.m.

    I stopped playing scott pilgrim after beating the game with blood mode turned on with all characters never unlocking SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS Nega-scott
  • NeoKef - August 27, 2010 1:19 a.m.

    Achievement Hunter has a video of all the cheats in the game.

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