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Submitted by NintendoLegend 1020d ago | news

Legendary NES game Contra turns 25 years old

One of the greatest video games of all time celebrates its silver anniversary this week. (Culture, Retro)

KwietStorm  +   1020d ago
And I feel that much older on this day.
camel_toad  +   1020d ago
Meeee too.

So many childhood hours dumped into contra. Good times.
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guitarded77  +   1020d ago
We're not old... we're seasoned veterans :D

I played so much Contra with friends in the arcade and on NES. One of the best two player experiences of that era.
KwietStorm  +   1020d ago
Here here
SaiyanFury  +   1019d ago
I'm 34 and I'm in the best shape I've been in my life so I certainly don't feel old, haha. That said, I have the game on my SD console setup with my original NES and I play it frequently. I love how the game never gets old. Sometimes I play it here on my laptop via emulation.
ZeroX9876  +   1020d ago
I`m still playing it regularly on my NES. looks like crap on my hdtv, but feels great with the real console.
morkendo23  +   1019d ago
ashame Konami or Nintendo not willing to make 25th Anniversity game for wii-U or Contra Game PERIOD for wii-U......

with that being said: i feel older as well lol

WII-U could really capitalize on Contra,battle toads,streets of rage,strider,bad guys,clay fighter,G-darius,Gradius,R-typ e so forth.
why wish all this when we can protest to Nintendo.
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Venox2008  +   1019d ago
I would love to see at least hard corps: uprising on Wii U eshop or/and new Contras for 3ds & Wii U .. you never know :) maybe they will :)
Venox2008  +   1019d ago
wow, many years have passed.. soooooo where are any news about 3DS Contra, whych was some 1-2 years ago at E3? I hope its not canned.. at least please release Hard Corps: uprising on 3DS! OR BOTH! :) :D am I asking too much? :) I'll buy both
Toon_Link  +   1020d ago
Grats to Contra!
LukeTVNow  +   1020d ago
Good times
BattleAxe  +   1020d ago
I've been trying to find a copy of this game in some of the local retro gaming stores, but I can't seem to find one where the label on the cartridge is in good condition.
NintendoLegend  +   1020d ago
Hm. I have an extra copy in excellent shape, if you'd like to email and discuss further: thenintendolegend[at]gmail[dot ]com
wenaldy  +   1020d ago
↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A
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HarryB  +   1020d ago
And then select start you idiot.
hduce  +   1020d ago
You only have to press select if you are playing with two people.... You idiot.
ZeroX9876  +   1020d ago
remove ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A,
just select start!
NeXXXuS  +   1019d ago
well that escalated quickly...
HarryB  +   1020d ago
Man I always liked contra. I wish they a good fps of it. Never know. I wish ea could make a remake of road rash on frostbite 2 that would be epic.
ThatArtGuy  +   1020d ago
3D Contra, bad. See the PS1 version for proof.
guitarded77  +   1019d ago
They teased a Contra logo at the end of Konami's pre-E3 presser 2 years ago. I don't know if anything came of it. I think not... unless there was a Contra game on a handheld that I missed. Anyway... did a quick search and here is a GameSpot write up on it.
DivineAssault  +   1020d ago
Theres a lot of great games that need reboots.. Next gen is perfect to do it as it opens up ways for indie devs to make em or AAA power houses.. Bad Dudes, Contra, Stider, Streets of Rage, Battle Toads, Re Reboot of NARC, etc
hduce  +   1020d ago
We can only dream my friend.
DivineAssault  +   1019d ago
sadly your right
Skate-AK  +   1020d ago
I wonder when they are gonna show stuff on the new 3D Contra. Havnt heard anything since E3 2011.
teedogg80  +   1019d ago
I still play this from time to time on my PC. I have a NES emulator on it.
Clarence  +   1019d ago
Good times
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Kratoscar2008  +   1019d ago
I still have my Nes cardridge, i play it on my Funstation time to time.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   1019d ago
What about super contra at the arcade,bad dude,karate champ,wow how I miss the late 80'early 90'....I still play Shinobi from the genesis collection on ps3
kristoforsparrow  +   1019d ago
Contra is my favorite co-op game to play on the NES, it's just too bad it's harder to reel in friends to play the NES at my age. There's so much to love about Contra, the fast-paced run-and-gun, weapons upgrades, music, large boss sprites, the 80's Action Blockbuster feel, 30 lives for each player after entering the code. I've never attempted to beat this game without the code, I like dying with abandon.
Tzuno  +   1019d ago
oh damn the shivers :) i remember playing the game but damn 25 years have passed? At least i am proud i was there at the beginning of gaming and now i see the evolution of gaming. New kids won't ever know about those great games only by randomness play or reading about them but the feeling we feel today remembering those days are priceless. i remember arcade days, entering in a arcade and seeing all the games was heaven back then.
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