History VideoGame / Contra

27th Jun '16 3:49:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: The final boss in the arcade version of ''Super Contra'', Emperor Devil Gava (a.k.a. the Red Falcon Commander himself), is based on Mad Emperor Asmodeus, the final boss of another Konami arcade game, ''[[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/bats.htm Battlantis]]''. ''Battlantis'' was directed by Hideyuki Tsujimoto, who was co-programmer in the original arcade version of ''Contra'' and later directed ''Super Contra'', as well as ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' and ''MysticWarriors''.

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* {{Expy}}: The final boss in the arcade version of ''Super Contra'', Emperor Devil Gava (a.k.a. the Red Falcon Commander himself), is based on Mad Emperor Asmodeus, the final boss of another Konami arcade game, ''[[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/bats.htm Battlantis]]''. ''Battlantis'' was directed by Hideyuki Tsujimoto, who was co-programmer in the original arcade version of ''Contra'' and later directed ''Super Contra'', as well as ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' and ''MysticWarriors''.''VideoGame/MysticWarriors''.
27th Jun '16 3:44:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: The final boss in the arcade version of ''Super Contra'', Emperor Devil Gava (a.k.a. the Red Falcon Commander himself), is based on Mad Emperor Asmodeus, the final boss of another Konami arcade game, ''[[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/bats.htm Battlantis]]''. ''Battlantis'' was directed by Hideyuki Tsujimoto, who was co-programmer in the original arcade version of ''Contra'' and later directed ''Super Contra'', as well as ''SunsetRiders'' and ''MysticWarriors''.

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* {{Expy}}: The final boss in the arcade version of ''Super Contra'', Emperor Devil Gava (a.k.a. the Red Falcon Commander himself), is based on Mad Emperor Asmodeus, the final boss of another Konami arcade game, ''[[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/c/bats.htm Battlantis]]''. ''Battlantis'' was directed by Hideyuki Tsujimoto, who was co-programmer in the original arcade version of ''Contra'' and later directed ''Super Contra'', as well as ''SunsetRiders'' ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' and ''MysticWarriors''.
29th May '16 9:02:19 AM oknazevad
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* ''Contra III: The Alien Wars'' (SNES/GB, released as ''Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX'' on the GBA)

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* ''Contra III: The Alien Wars'' (SNES/GB, released as ''Contra Advance: Advanced: The Alien Wars EX'' on the GBA)
10th May '16 5:03:05 AM erforce
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** The RecurringBoss "Big Fuzz", looks like a gigantic [[{{Film/Terminator}} Terminator skeleton]], and the two androids that are fought before him in ''Alien Wars'', look like normal sized ones.

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** The RecurringBoss "Big Fuzz", looks like a gigantic [[{{Film/Terminator}} [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Terminator skeleton]], and the two androids that are fought before him in ''Alien Wars'', look like normal sized ones.
25th Mar '16 5:36:08 PM contrafanxxx
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* YeahShot: The true ending of ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'' has this, though the characters are shown jumping toward the crowd instead of the camera and they don't really shout "YEAH!"



* YeahShot: The true ending of ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'' has this, though the characters are shown jumping toward the crowd instead of the camera and they don't really shout "YEAH!"
8th Mar '16 6:39:49 PM Beed28
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* DiabolusExMachina: In the Amstrad CPC port of the original game, a particularly sadistic example occurs after killing the final boss. [[spoiler:''For no reason at all'', its destruction somehow triggers the Earth's ''self-destruct mechanism'' which then promptly wipes out humanity and all life along with it, rendering your entire effort moot]]. No, really, [[https://youtu.be/5stKSYNk6Z8?t=7m26s see for yourself here]].



** The original ''Contra'' ends with the destruction of the alien heart, which causes the island the game took place on to explode in a spectacular fashion, with the heroes escaping by helicopter. The Armstrad port, however, took this to [[RocksFallEveryoneDies downright sadistic levels]] by [[spoiler:instead having the '''entire Earth''' explode and [[KillThemAll kill everyone]] after you take out the heart]].

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** The original ''Contra'' ends with the destruction of the alien heart, which causes the island the game took place on to explode in a spectacular fashion, with the heroes escaping by helicopter. The Armstrad Amstrad CPC port, however, took this to [[RocksFallEveryoneDies downright sadistic levels]] by [[spoiler:instead having the '''entire Earth''' explode and [[KillThemAll kill everyone]] after you take out the heart]].
28th Feb '16 4:48:44 PM Sammettik
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* CloningBlues / TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Bill Rizer]] in ''Neo Contra''.

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* CloningBlues / TomatoInTheMirror: CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Bill Rizer]] in ''Neo Contra''.



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* VideoGameLives
** In ''Contra Rebirth'' there is a helicopter which can fly in space.
* WalkingShirtlessScene

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* VideoGameLives
** In ''Contra Rebirth'' there is a helicopter which can fly in space.
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28th Feb '16 4:46:05 PM Sammettik
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: When the console versions of the ''Contra'' games were released in PAL territories, the main characters and some of the enemies were replaced by robotic counterparts and the series was renamed ''Probotector''. This was due to a censorship law in Germany that prohibited selling games to children that depicted human characters killing each other with guns. The first console game in the series that was released in Europe intact was ironically ''Contra: Legacy of War'' and later ''Shattered Soldier''. The Probotector robot later appeared as an easter egg in ''Contra 4''. The German "indexing" of the original Contra still holds until today and will only be reconsidered in 2014.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: When the console versions of the ''Contra'' games were released in PAL territories, the main characters and some of the enemies were replaced by robotic counterparts and the series was renamed ''Probotector''. This was due to a censorship law in Germany that prohibited selling games to children that depicted human characters killing each other with guns. The first console game in the series that was released in Europe intact was ironically ''Contra: Legacy of War'' and later ''Shattered Soldier''. The Probotector robot later appeared as an easter egg in ''Contra 4''. The German "indexing" of the original Contra still holds until today and will only be reconsidered in 2014.
8th Feb '16 6:39:26 PM xxbiasonxxx
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** The first part of Stage 3 in ''Hard Corps'', which takes place in a junkyard with enemies on motorcycles attacking you, is reminiscent of ''Film/MadMax''.
30th Jan '16 12:59:12 PM Sabrewing
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* SavageSetpiece: the apatosaurus in ''Hard Corps''.

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* SavageSetpiece: the apatosaurus in ''Hard Corps''. Oddly, its attack consists of a ''sneeze'' when you shoot its nose.
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