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Review: Contra – Shattered Soldier

A little over three years ago I played through and reviewed all of the console titles in the Contra Anniversary Collection. In case you’re unfamiliar with this compilation, it includes the first five console games in the Contra series as well as the original arcade Contra title. But if you think that collection encompasses every Contra game there is to...

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Review: Contra – Hard Corps

Completing my foray into the Contra Anniversary Collection, I’m excited to finally share my review of the elusive fan favorite, Contra – Hard Corps! This is a game that many players know by reputation only. Originally released on the Sega Genesis, Contra – Hard Corps is a game that flew under the radar for many fans of the main series....

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Review: Contra III – The Alien Wars

Still grinding away at the Contra Anniversary Collection, we are brought to the third entry in the series; Contra III – The Alien Wars. This game marks a very interesting chapter in the franchise. While the overall gameplay will feel familiar to fans of the series, there’s a number of major changes that really turn the whole Contra experience on...

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Review: Super C (Super Contra)

I posted a couple months ago about the release of the Contra Anniversary Collection. Since that time, my oldest son and I have been playing through these games together. Last month, I posted my review of the original Contra, a true classic from the NES era. It was a game I enjoyed immensely as a kid. Well, next up on...

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Review: Contra

“Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A” – The Konami Code. If you’re a gamer, either young or old, there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard of it. When playing a game developed by Konami, entering this sequence on the gamepad usually results in some type of boon. The code originated with the game Gradius. But...

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Contra Anniversary Collection

Konami continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with another collection of classic games from the vault. This time with a collection of titles from the Contra series. For most retro gamers like me, Contra was the ultimate two-player game. What gamer over the age of thirty-five doesn’t remember keying in the Konami code and blasting aliens for hours on end?...

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