Sun, 13 December 2020
Konami knocks it out of the park yet again with one of the greatest arcade conversions ever to hit the NES: Cooperative platform shooter Contra. It's a rare example of a coin-op title being ported faithfully to NES and somehow improving on the source material. With its tight level design, inventive bosses, impressive weapons, and slightly combative gameplay, Contra is a true NES classic that continues to be a great time more than 30 years later.
Special thanks to Steve Lin of the Video Game History Foundation for letting me photograph his very shiny Contra box!
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT