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Score Breakdown Based on 4031 ratings
  1. 10 (1199)
  2. 9 (1426)
  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

    Rated on July 18, 2006 by fenix1022

    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 shoot...

    0 out of 0 found this 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.

    Rated on March 10, 2012 by Darthpathfinder

    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 peo...

    0 out of 0 found this 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.

    Rated on September 12, 2009 by Blueguy93

    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 hear...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Try to read it guys ;) :D.

    Rated on September 16, 2009 by madscornelius

    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 backgroun...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Wow a prime example of a great classic of fun.

    Rated on May 23, 2007 by jamesgj

    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 j...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A start

    Rated on April 24, 2008 by leofiregod

    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 sev...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Rated on August 02, 2004 by TrackZero3369

    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). V...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

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

    Rated on May 05, 2008 by despa1r_fact0r

    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 f...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Unforgetable! Great classic game everyone should play!

    Rated on December 02, 2004 by rogue_77

    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 w...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This is the #1 game of 1987!

    Rated on September 26, 2007 by Blueguy93

    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 ...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.