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Contra (NES)

89
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Single Player, Live Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). Relive the fun of this arcade classic! Help Lance and Bill rid the world of Red Falcon and all its alien minions! The full version includes access to all levels, Co-op multiplayer modes, a range of challenging achievements, and the ability to see how your scores compare to others!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12491) on Jan 14, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    In Contra, the world has been invaded and only two soldiers stand between the alien menace known as Red Falcon and the total annihilation of humanity. Lance and Bill, two veteran Special Ops soldiers, must fight their way through jungles, steel fortresses, and frozen tundra to rid the world of Red Falcon and all its minions.

    Using high-tech weaponry such as the Mini Laser, the Fireball, and the dreaded Spread Gun, it's time to teach some alien scum not to mess with Earth. Enhanced for Xbox Live Arcade, the new version of Contra includes online multiplayer to play with your friends, leaderboards to go for your best score, achievements, updated graphics, and new sound effects.

    • New visuals: Enjoy enhanced artwork including rendered new bullet effects and explosions.
    • New sounds: Experience the fresh sound effects and tunes.
    • New modes: Battle co-op with a buddy over Xbox Live.
    • Classic action: Play through eight levels of ever-increasing challenge and excitement.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12491) on Sep 09, 2010.

UK Advertisement:
    GRYZOR - An arcade nightmare now for your home-micro

    Infiltrate the Alien Rebel's headquarters in Konami's smash coin-op game for your home computer. Negotiate the electric force field and then overcome wave upon wave of fanatical guerillas as you make your way inexorably towards their base. Split second timing and nerves of steel are a must for this exciting fun packed program with all the features of the arcade original.

    Contributed by *Katakis* (37741) on Nov 28, 2005.

Back Cover:

    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 rest with you, a courageous member of the Special Forces 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.

    Featuring simultaneous play for two players or play against the computer.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Nov 13, 2002.