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Score Breakdown Based on 4047 ratings
  1. 10 (1199)
  2. 9 (1435)
  3. 8 (593)
  4. 7 (440)
  5. 6 (201)
  6. 5 (79)
  7. 4 (27)
  8. 3 (11)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (53)

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  • Rating:7

    its okay

    honestly i have no i idea what to say :P but anyway, blahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Rapid Spread And A Good Friend

    Contra is one of those releases that can stand the test of time...it doesn't matter if you're 12, 16, 25, 35, or 45, when you play this game once; it stays with you forever. Everybody has some comment, "Don't forget the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Updated Review

    Before in my original review of Contra I compared the game to Super Mario Bros. and Pac Man and said that it didn't hold up as well as they do. Well over time I have thought about what I said and have changed my opinion.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    A fine classic.

    Contra is a good game, its just that over the years it has kind of aged poorly. Now don't get me wrong, I love old games and I respect the classics, its just that unlike some of the other games of Contra's era, For insta... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Up, Up, Down, Down, B, A. Alright! I'm ready to tackle Contra!

    Contra Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System Genre(s): Run and Gun Release Date: February 20, 1988 "Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Pro Wrestling, Super Mario Bros... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    This is the basis from where coop gaming was created.

    This was the game the kids in my neighborhood sat down and took turns playing together when it was video game time. It taught me to play as a team as opposed to playing for myself. Two average players could be an incredi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    review 87

    after all the events of BATTLEUTOPIA i might as well give myself a break.i am back home and well time to play contra.contra is one of the best games of all time.it is on my number 4 spot for best nes games.it truly is a ... Read Full Review

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

    Contra is one of my early classics, and even today it's the Chuck Norris and Rambo of video games.

    Contra is one of the gaming classics, and for a very good reason. You play as a super soldier who jumps and shoots his way through 8 short but varied levels eliminating all resistance. There are a variety of enemies, lev... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • 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
  • Rating:9.5

    My Review Gives This Game A Good Game to Play

    So... This Is My Review For The Game Contra For The NES First Of All.. This Game Is Very Unique... The Start-up screen is Kinda simple... It Lets You Choose Between 1P or 2Ps And, Unlike Any Other NES games..... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful