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  2. 9 (1429)
  3. 8 (588)
  4. 7 (438)
  5. 6 (202)
  6. 5 (79)
  7. 4 (27)
  8. 3 (11)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (52)

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  • User Rating:8

    Great classic shooter

    Contra games have one objective: kill and move your way forward through each level. The first one started off with a bang and was quite challenging. One of the interesting things about classic shooters and side-scrolle... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    On a mission...what mission can this be...to pull as much time out of you as only this kind of game can do.

    Contra is a run and gun action game. It first seen the light of day as a coin-operated arcade game, in as many of you know by now is a dying if not dead breed of a way to play games. But thanks to people this game like m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    It's rare that you find a Nes game that's better than the arcade version, but Contra is one of them.

    The good: Innovative run and gun game-play, you can shoot in all directions, great graphics and a kick ass soundtrack, better than the arcade version The bad: Too difficult for those who haven't heard of the series. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Try to read it guys ;) :D.

    This is a really really nice game for Nintendo entertainment system, but is not a good game in the present but if your like old consoles /games its a really nice game. The bad things: The background music its really r... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Wow a prime example of a great classic of fun.

    Contra kicks ass. The way you progress in the game is just incredible. And the different weapon upgrades were great. The game even went into 3D! Now that was pretty sick for a NES game. Multiplay is just a blast on Contr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A start

    Contra is one of the most loved games of all time. Memorable as much for Konami's well used code Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start as for its gameplay. When the games of the late seventies and early eig... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    139 votes and not a single review yet for this classic title! This was the port of the arcade game of the same name for the NES. It was another instant classic for Konami (much like Castlevania). Very open controls (m... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    This is a must have for any retro Run and Gun gamer.

    Contra Nintendo Entertainment System Graphics --- As a port from the arcade this game looks great. Sound --- The sound is same as the graphic, as a port from the arcade this ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    Unforgetable! Great classic game everyone should play!

    This game came out in 1988 it says when I was a young kid. When people say know your roots, they are tlaking about games like Contra. Its so simple a concept but you could play it for hours if you wanted to, even thoug... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    This is the #1 game of 1987!

    Psych! If you read Sonic CD review, this is not my last review of the day. Contra is a shooter game with a guy with a red bandana that looks like Rambo. The other guy is a yellow square haired guy who looks like Ahnol... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful