Background

Pitted against the galaxy's fiercest foe, you either win or the whole world loses.

The universe teeters on the brink of total annihilation at the hands of the vile alien war monger, 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.

Gameplay

A side-scrolling shooter, Contra has nonstop rapid fire action. In addition to the side-scrolling/platformer levels, there are two behind-the-character "3-D" levels in which you must battle through enemy filled corridors to reach the level's boss.

Features

• Eight levels, two of which feature a behind-the-character "3-D" view.
• Six different gun upgrades.
• Simultaneous two player action.
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Thunder850
Apr 08, 11 7:24pm
Most badass game on my NES emulator. Contra PC
Kid A
Jun 27, 09 5:51pm
THIS SHIT IS SOOO HARDDD Contra NES
Gryzor
Nov 01, 08 4:20am
9.0

When you think of challenging NES games, Contra is usually one of the games that come...

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Mar 14, 08 5:06am
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Konami really made an impact on the NES, what, with the Castlevania series, Metal Gear...

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Jan 13, 05 10:29am
7.0

Another arcade-to-NES port from the early days, Contra was in many ways a 2-player...

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Nov 23, 04 8:36am
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One of the original NES shooter games, Contra brought the intense action of the arcade...

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  • Genre: Action Shooter
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
  • Perspective(s): Flat side view
  • Developer: KCEJ
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Released
    North AmericaFebruary 1988
    EuropeDec 28, 1990
    JapanFeb 9, 1988
  • Also known as:
  • Probotector in Europe
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