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Contra

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  • Developed by Konami (1987) on Arcade, NES, PC, MSX, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, C64
  • Action > Run and Gun
  • The universe teeters on the brink of total annihilation at the hands of the vile alien warmonger, Red Falcon. Earth's only hope rests with you, a courageous member of the Special Forces elite commando squad. Your mission: Battle deep into the deadly Amazon jungle, where the Red Falcon and his galactic henchmen have transformed ancient Mayan temples into awesome monuments dedicated to mass destruction. A multitude of weapons, from rapid-fire machine guns to high-tech lasers are at your disposal as you sweat blood, fighting past 3-D mazes, underground security systems, and tropical forests surrounded by giant waterfalls and alien cannons. This is the ultimate test for the ultimate guerrilla warrior. And if you survive, Earth survives!
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Latest Microreviews on Contra

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 03:00 pm.

8.5Fantastic

Contra, while a great game in its own right, was improved upon in the sequels. It's a great game, but naming it as one of the best games on the system gives it too much credit. Still, it is a great game. Being the first really good console port of a run and gun title, Contra is exciting from beginning to end. In case that wasn't enough, two base stages where added where the player faces the background and blows up everything in it, for variety's sake. Some awesome bosses were added just as a cherry on top, and they got even better in the sequels. Contra kicked off a terrific franchise, and still holds up today, making it a classic.

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 11:59 am.

7.0Good

A hard, action filled run-n-gun style game that everybody who considers themselves a gamer must play.

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Sunday, April 28th, 2013 at 04:23 pm.

9.5Classic!

Oh my god this game is a must play!

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 05:03 am.

10Classic!

2/20/87 maybe the epitome of 80s gaming, this bad boy is an adrenaline filled powerhouse from start to finish.one can argue this is the best co-op game of all-time. 10/10

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 02:02 am.

8.5Fantastic

Centuries from now, when humanity's successors sift through the ruins of civilization, they'll come across Contra and realize that was the pinnacle of our culture. Well, maybe not, but it will damn well rank up there. While I will always believe Super C surpasses this one in every way imaginable, there's no denying this is still a top contender for the best of the NES. Even that box cover, which spoofs 80's action film icons is legendary. Beating this game without that Kah-nammy code is like a passage into manhood, and those who have actually done it know what I mean. This isn't nostalgia talking by the way, if you've never experienced Contra, then you owe it to yourself to give it a whirl.

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 03:57 pm.

8.5Fantastic

Incredibly well known run-n-gun game of the NES era. Still holds up well today with the other greats of the NES.

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Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 05:19 am.

9.0Fantastic

Contra and Super C are still the best multiplayer shooters ever made.

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 12:55 am.

7.0Good

Never really got used to the control scheme of the old Contras, and the rail shooter segments in the first one didn't age too well (good thing they ditched them for the sequel). Still it's a lot of fun in co-op, the action feels satisfying and the challenge is refreshing compared to modern games.

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 10:58 pm.

8.0Great

So difficult, yet so great.

Contra (aka Gryzor) Review written Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 06:34 pm.

9.0Fantastic

^ ^ v v < > < > a b select start. Immortalized. I probably would have sucked at this game, but I beat it thanks to the konami code. It will be forever etched into my brain considering I still remember it ages later.

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