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Contra Force, a special forces team including Commando Burn, Smith, Beans, and Iron, protects Neo City from the terrorist group, D.N.M.E.

This is the third Contra game for the NES (and was released just after Contra III: The Alien Wars for SNES). There are five missions, involving both side-scrolling and overhead shooting levels. Switch between the four commandos and find secret passages, not to mention a large arsenal of weapons: rocket launchers, flame throwers, bazookas, land mines, rifles, time bombs. For one or two players.


Contra Force NES Starting out at the harbor with Burns; exquisite graphics detail
Contra Force NES Conveyor belts-- another platform mainstay; this is the Beans character
Contra Force NES Trademark platform-game crushing devices
Contra Force NES Choose your player-victim

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arc Hound" -- Working Title

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Critic Reviews

NES Fanz Nov 30, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
Retro4Ever Aug 21, 2013 6.75 out of 10 68
The Review Busters 2011 6 out of 10 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro Game Reviews Aug 11, 2015 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60 Jun 09, 2017 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) Oct, 1992 2.5 out of 5 50 Aug, 2011 C- 42
Random Access May 07, 2018 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Jul 13, 2013 F 0


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  • Contra Encyclopedia (Fan site dedicated to the official games in the Contra series. All versions of each game are covered. Information includes release dates, detailed game descriptions, regional differences, lots of trivia and interesting information about the games' developmental stages. There is also plenty of screenshots, links and additional resources)
Kevin Johnson (102) added Contra Force (NES) on Oct 11, 2004