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A weapon power-up
Blown up by a mine on the bridge
In the water
Destroy the base to proceed to the next level
Continuing on to the next part
There's the exit
A ring of fire is approaching Lance
Title screen (Japanese version)
Run and gun
Destroy enemy machine
Enter first enemy base
Don't be electrocuted!
Destroy box and kill enemy
Enemies in rocket
Title (as Contra)
Firing the scatter gun
Out of time
A fireball heads towards you
Surrounded by water
Firing a laser
A tank is about to run over you
He looks like a huge football player
Look out for the laser barrier
Destroy the heart to win the game
Konami Logo (CGA)
Select difficulty (CGA)
Level 2 boss
Konami's new logo
Found an entrance
Inside the complex of stage 2
Europe Title screen
A bit of demo gameplay...
...and on to the game
Destroy those square things -sometimes they drop items that will power-up your weapon
What's that, in the middle?
This boss is too much for me...
Next area: you can't proceed until you've cleared the room of all its deadly weapons
Room cleared, you can proceed
next one is tougher: those green suckers throw logs at me, I'd better duck in the corner...
This crazy boss fires several fireballs at me
You can ride those grey things
Wow, now THAT'S a weapon!
Higher and higher...
Oh-oh, this boss looks like he means it...
Title Screen (Japanese version)
"Contra" is the title awarded to the most elite soldiers possesing expertise in guerilla warfare and the fighting spirit.
In the year 2631, a mysterious meteorite falls into the Galuga archipelago near New Zealand.
Two years later, a mysterious group of invaders known as "Red Falcon" conspire the fall of mankind by setting their base of operations all over Galuga.
The Earth's Marine Corps sends orders to destroy the alien base to Bill and Lance, members of the Marine's "Contra" unit.
A map of Galuga shows your current position in the game.
Palm trees are now animated in the Japanese version.
Bill: "I have arrived at 'Point A'. Commencing infiltration."
Gromaides now has glowing eyes in the Japanese version.
Actual snow effects in Stage 5.
Lance: "The base's interior defense system has been activated. Better destroy it quickly..."
Game play of Probotector, where you are a robot.
Dead boss's body. Next!
Aliens - last level
I kill the last boss.
The start of the first level
An exploding bridge, look out!
Soldiers and turrets a-plenty!
Shoot the green things in the wall for power-ups.
Choose a direction to take.
Infiltrating the enemy base.
Nearly at the base!
Select joystick or keyboard to control your soldier
The metal box on the side of the floor can be destroyed for a weapon power up
The weapon power up makes the bullets come out in zig zag pattern
Jump to get up to the higher platform
Go prone to shoot these enemies
The first boss is a wall that need destroying
In level 2 the perspective changes from horizontal to vertical
Jump over these rolling obstacles
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