History YMMV / Contra

18th Jul '16 7:48:35 PM JewelSatellite
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* TheyJustDidntCare: When ''Contra [=ReBirth=]'' was released in Europe, the developers ''[[http://tcrf.net/Contra_ReBirth left the debug menu accessible on the title screen]]'', allowing the player to jump to any level, including a DummiedOut test level, access the unlockable characters right away, and an invincibility toggle. Uh... whoops.
7th Jul '16 5:37:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Master Contra in ''Neo Contra'' crosses it when he fatally wounds [[TheObiWan Mystery G]] after giving Bill Rizer a HeroicBSOD when he [[BreakThemByTalking told him that he was the real Bill Rizer]].]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Master Contra in ''Neo Contra'' crosses it when he fatally wounds [[TheObiWan Mystery G]] G after giving Bill Rizer a HeroicBSOD when he [[BreakThemByTalking told him that he was the real Bill Rizer]].]]
26th Jun '16 11:02:21 AM contrafanxxx
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** It also isn't uncommon to see fans of ''Contra III: The Alien Wars'' and ''Contra: Hard Corps'' argue about which game is the best in the series - especially considering that both games splitted franchise in two entirely different directions (with ''Contra III'' being a basis for ''[=ReBirth=]'' and ''Contra 4'', while ''Hard Corps'' style of gameplay was revisited in ''Shattered Soldier'', ''Uprising'', and to some extent ''Neo Contra'').

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** It also isn't uncommon to see fans of ''Contra III: The Alien Wars'' and ''Contra: Hard Corps'' argue about which game is the best in the series - especially considering that both games splitted split the franchise in two entirely different directions (with ''Contra III'' being a basis for ''[=ReBirth=]'' and ''Contra 4'', while ''Hard Corps'' style of gameplay was revisited in ''Shattered Soldier'', ''Uprising'', and to some extent ''Neo Contra'').
22nd Jun '16 9:03:52 PM contrafanxxx
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* HarsherInHindsight: Try playing the other ''Contra'' games after finding out in ''Shattered Soldier'' that [[spoiler: the aliens invaded Earth because [[WellIntentionedExtremist the Triumvirate had secretly stolen a sacred relic from them]], and that Lance Bean became a WellIntentionedExtremist himself by trying to overthrow the Triumvirate.]] And try playing ''Shattered Soldier'' after [[spoiler: seeing Lucia become one of the members of the QuirkyMinibossSquad that must be defeated.]]
19th Jun '16 3:34:28 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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** It also isn't uncommon to see fans of ''Contra III: The Alien Wars'' and ''Contra: Hard Corps'' argue about which game is the best in the series - especially considering that both games splitted franchise in two entirely different directions (with ''Contra III'' being a basis for ''[=ReBirth=]'' and ''Contra 4'', while ''Hard Corps'' style of gameplay was revisited in ''Shattered Soldier'', ''Uprising'', and to some extent ''Neo Contra'').
9th Feb '16 2:13:45 AM GrammarNavi
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** The Hit-Rate system in PlayStation2 games. While it's pretty useful for reminding you not to make mistakes again, it does frustrate most gamers that it could prevent them from completing the game without any mistakes. Even worse is, you could get a DownerEnding if you do a slight mistake.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Contra 4'' for the NintendoDS, along with ''Contra Rebirth'' for the WiiWare and ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' for XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork, those three games that came out after four consecutive installments that sat poorly with fans of the series (two lame PlayStation releases, one of which is also a UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game, and two decent PlayStation2 games) which not only [[WinBackTheCrowd won back the crowd]], but whipped the series back into what it should be.

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** The Hit-Rate system in PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 games. While it's pretty useful for reminding you not to make mistakes again, it does frustrate most gamers that it could prevent them from completing the game without any mistakes. Even worse is, you could get a DownerEnding if you do a slight mistake.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Contra 4'' for the NintendoDS, along with ''Contra Rebirth'' for the WiiWare and ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' for XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork, UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, those three games that came out after four consecutive installments that sat poorly with fans of the series (two lame PlayStation [=PlayStation=] releases, one of which is also a UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game, and two decent PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 games) which not only [[WinBackTheCrowd won back the crowd]], but whipped the series back into what it should be.
23rd Jan '16 8:29:29 AM technickal
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* BrokenBase: There's a bit of a divide on whether the ''Contra'' or ''Probotector'' versions are better. While many prefer the ''Contra'' versions because they're the uncensored originals and run at a superior 60Hz refresh rate rather than PAL 50Hz, ''Probotector'' is preferred by another crowd because the robots are perceived as [[RuleOfCool cooler]] and less generic.



** The European Gryzor continuity changed most of the heroes into robots to tone done the human-related violence.

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** The European Gryzor ''Gryzor'' and ''Probotector'' continuity changed most of the heroes into robots to tone done the human-related violence.violence. As seen on the BrokenBase entry above, this is sometimes thought to be for the better.
3rd Dec '15 4:59:50 PM nombretomado
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Contra 4'' for the NintendoDS, along with ''Contra Rebirth'' for the WiiWare and ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' for XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork, those three games that came out after four consecutive installments that sat poorly with fans of the series (two lame PlayStation releases, one of which is also a SegaSaturn game, and two decent PlayStation2 games) which not only [[WinBackTheCrowd won back the crowd]], but whipped the series back into what it should be.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''Contra 4'' for the NintendoDS, along with ''Contra Rebirth'' for the WiiWare and ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' for XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork, those three games that came out after four consecutive installments that sat poorly with fans of the series (two lame PlayStation releases, one of which is also a SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game, and two decent PlayStation2 games) which not only [[WinBackTheCrowd won back the crowd]], but whipped the series back into what it should be.
15th Sep '15 6:22:56 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: In ''Shattered Soldier'', Lance Bean was thought to have been murdered by Bill Rizer and destroyed half of the world's population. Fast-forward to five years later, Lance Bean has apparently developed a FaceHeelTurn and is now a terrorist leader, but after Bill defeats Lance, as Lance dies, he reveals that he only created the Blood Falcon organization to [[WellIntentionedExtremist overthrow the Triumvirate and expose their true plans]]. And in ''Neo'', Lucia is revealed to be one of the members of the Neo Contra organization, and unlike Lance, she dies without explanation behind her FaceHeelTurn.]]

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: In ''Shattered Soldier'', Lance Bean was thought to have been murdered by Bill Rizer and destroyed half of the world's population. Fast-forward to five years later, Lance Bean has apparently developed a FaceHeelTurn and is now a terrorist leader, but after Bill defeats Lance, as Lance dies, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he reveals that he only created the Blood Falcon organization to overthrow]] [[GreaterScopeVillain the Triumvirate]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist overthrow the Triumvirate and expose their true plans]]. plans.]] And in ''Neo'', Lucia is revealed to be one of the members of the Neo Contra organization, and unlike Lance, she dies without explanation behind her FaceHeelTurn.]]
15th Sep '15 6:15:37 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* TearJerker: [[spoiler: In ''Shattered Soldier'', Lance Bean was thought to have been murdered by Bill Rizer and destroyed half of the world's population. Fast-forward to five years later, Lance Bean has apparently developed a FaceHeelTurn and is now a terrorist leader, but after Bill defeats Lance, as Lance dies, he reveals that he only created the Blood Falcon organization to [[WellIntentionedExtremist overthrow the Triumvirate and expose their true plans]]. And in ''Neo'', Lucia is revealed to be one of the members of the Neo Contra organization, and unlike Lance, she dies without explanation behind her FaceHeelTurn.]]
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