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Contra (XSX) game cover art
Platform: NES
Tags: Shooter, Run 'n Gun
Developer: Konami
More Platforms: Game Boy, Genesis, Xbox 360
AKA: Probotector (EU)

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Staff Reviews

Contra review

Reviewed March 19, 2005

Marc Golding says: "Contraís weapons donít blow their loads in retarded, premature fashion as is the case with other games in the genre. These weapons kill hard and die harder. The Laser rips through anything in its path, the Machine gun eats up alien troops like Fruit Loops, to say nothing of the Spread. The Spread? you query, clearly curious. The spread cuts swaths through hopeless, hapless oncomers. "
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Reader Reviews

Contra review

Reviewed September 15, 2004

overdrive says: "On first glance, Scorpion and Mad Dog, the ultra-violent and oh-so-cool heroes of Contra, are much more studly than I could ever hope to be. "
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Contra review

Reviewed May 20, 2007

psychopenguin says: "The Nintendo Entertainment System had a lot of quality games. It also had a lot of arcade to console translations. Yup, the arcade fad did not hit when Playstation or Nintendo 64 started, no, it went all the way back to the days of the NES. Games such as Bad Dudes and Double Dragon were just a few of the many games that went from arcade hit to NES game. Contra was another one of these games. "
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Contra review

Reviewed January 30, 2003

ratking says: "Over time there have been multiple Contra titles. Contra is a sidescroller shooter in which you have an unlimited amount of regular ammo, plus powerups, in which to work your way by yourself, or with a partner, to defeat millions of foes. Contra is not an indepth game, but like many NES games it was just for fun, and it did it's purpose well. "
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Contra review

Reviewed March 07, 2004

Sclem says: "Back in the glory days, when video games came in cardboard boxes and Dr. Phil didn't exist, there were games that two people could play forever competitively. Duck Hunt would prove itself competitive as two people would put their dignity on the line just to say they shot more ducks than the next man. An obscure baseball game entitled Dusty Diamonds would be a blast for hours on end with its simple, yet entertaining, game play. "
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Contra review

Review date unknown

sgreenwell says: "Ah, to be back in the sweet days of Contra. Back in the 80's, when Run DMC and Aerosmith ruled the charts, when Ronald Reagen was President, when gaming was a much simpler hobby."
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