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Old 01-01-2011, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As the NES grew in popularity, dumb kids like GameSpite’s writing team began to think of video games as this new generation’s movies. No shortage of the Japanese developers creating said games felt this way, too, and they weren’t shy about aping Hollywood’s finest. In doing so, they created some of the most memorable video games of the ’80s. Konami’s Castlevania gamble paid off (and without a Universal lawsuit to boot), so a few short months later they released an arcade game called Contra (not Gryzor) starring alien-shooting super-commando Dutch (Bill Rizer) and his pal John Rambo (Lance Bean). A year later, Konami would take the step that upgraded Contra from forgettable arcade blip to slice of gaming history: the NES version.

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Old 01-01-2011, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At first when I played the NES version of Contra I was not happy it wasn't exactly like the Arcade, but it grew on me. It is a fun game to be sure, and two players was great!
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There is one called Contra Force that a lot of people don't seem to know about for whatever reason. I think it had mixed reviews but I really liked it.
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There is one called Contra Force that a lot of people don't seem to know about for whatever reason. I think it had mixed reviews but I really liked it.
Contra Force, as far as I know, is not related to Contra in Japan. It is a playable game though.
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Contra Force, as far as I know, is not related to Contra in Japan. It is a playable game though.
It never even came out in Japan.
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Re: Contra

I looked it up on Wikipedia, and supposedly it was supposed to be named Arc Hound in Japan. It just doesn't feel like a Contra game to me regardless.

By playable I meant enjoyable. Pardon my vocabulary.
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Re: Contra

Contra is without a doubt one of the best games on the NES.
Even if you're not a big fan of the game itself, you have to admit that those are some of the tightest controls on any game yet made.

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The arcade version was amazing, and it's easy to see why it gained the popularity it did.
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I really liked the 3D parts where you infiltrate the enemy base - they were cutting edge back in their day.
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