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Friday, January 7, 2011

Contra 3

Rawwwr robot skeletons
If you could personify everything manly and roll it into a grey, plastic cartridge, this would be what you got.  The original Contra games were released for the NES 8-bit system, and those are great by all means, but that's not what I'm here to talk about today.  Contra 3: The Alien Wars was and is the pinnacle of the side-scrolling action game.  Think I'm wrong?  Well you're probably a girl, or a beta-male.

Take two testosterone laden dudes, with a ton of guns, about a million robotic alien douchebags and a giant Skeletorish looking robot and you have one giant ball of badassery.  I have such fond memories of this game because It knows exactly what it is.  It doesn't try to be clever and make you solve little puzzles or use unnecessary things like brainpower. Alot of great things were added in this sequel, including screen clearing atomic bomb-type powerups, all the old guns from the original(Spread gun FTW) and some amazingly fun levels where you have to hang from your one massive bicep and blast flying aliens.

Graphics - 9/10
Sound - 8/10
Gameplay 9/10
Manliness - 10/10


  1. Hell yeah! Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy some of the more complex puzzles that accompany other games, but there's nothing quite like that simple plot of just plain-out kicking ass.

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  2. 16 bit is not, it is just sleeping like a dragon

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  5. i miss 16 bit!
    Anyways, cool blog, i'll follow.

  6. Oldschool! darn! nice blog! following :)

  7. Betas wish they were Alpha enough to beat contra

  8. haha, great post. contra was seriously badass

  9. I LIKE CONTRA :D It was great game.. not this all new crysis and other shi*y.. :D

  10. I still remember how hard was this game...

  11. I got pretty far without the contra code, but alas I couldn't finish the game without it :<

  12. hellyeah contra is the game
    thanks for the nostalgia

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