The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
4.0
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.7
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
4.0
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.8
Overall User Score (180 votes)3.9

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Amstrad CPC 11 3.2
      Gameplay 3.4
      Graphics 3.1
      Personal Slant 3.9
      Sound / Music 2.6
Arcade 10 4.0
      Gameplay 3.8
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 4.1
Commodore 64 10 3.1
      Gameplay 3.0
      Graphics 2.9
      Personal Slant 3.5
      Sound / Music 3.0
DOS 11 3.2
      Gameplay 3.2
      Graphics 2.9
      Personal Slant 3.5
      Sound / Music 3.1
DoJa Awaiting 5 votes...
MSX 10 3.5
      Gameplay 3.3
      Graphics 3.0
      Personal Slant 3.5
      Sound / Music 4.3
NES 108 4.2
      Gameplay 4.3
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.2
      Sound / Music 4.1
Wii Awaiting 5 votes...
Wii U Awaiting 5 votes...
Xbox 360 10 3.7
      Gameplay 3.8
      Graphics 3.4
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 3.6
ZX Spectrum 10 2.7
      Gameplay 2.8
      Graphics 2.4
      Personal Slant 3.0
      Sound / Music 2.6


User Reviews

Congratulations! You've designed the best run-and-gun platformer in the universe. Consider yourselves heroes. NES J. P. Gray (111)
20 years later, Contra still shines like a brand new shell casing. NES DarkBubble (370)
A freaking good old action shooter NES Bregalad (938)
If you haven't played this game yet, I feel sorry for you. NES Jeff Koerner (32)
Contra, No Iran NES ETJB (447)