History YMMV / Contra

25th Jan '18 4:55:30 PM MatLShini
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TearJerker: [[spoiler: In ''Shattered Soldier'', Lance Bean was thought to have been murdered by Bill Rizer and destroyed four fifths 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 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 giving any real explanation behind her FaceHeelTurn.]]

to:

* TearJerker: TearJerker:
**
[[spoiler: In ''Shattered Soldier'', Lance Bean was thought to have been murdered by Bill Rizer and destroyed four fifths 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 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 giving any real explanation behind her FaceHeelTurn.]]]]
** On a meta example, the artist of the original's game's cover, Bob Wakelin, passed away on January 21, 2018.
7th Jan '18 6:52:15 AM ChrisX
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Much of ''Hard Corps''' music, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYNLz8goZdE The Hard Corps]] (The first stage), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iu2ZqRyF-k The Last Springsteen]]'' (final Music/{{B|ruceSpringsteen}}oss) and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLO5PDrgO1Q GTR Attack]]''

to:

** Much of ''Hard Corps''' music, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYNLz8goZdE com/watch?v=iMD8my9Q1tI The Hard Corps]] (The first stage), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iu2ZqRyF-k The Last Springsteen]]'' (final Music/{{B|ruceSpringsteen}}oss) and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLO5PDrgO1Q GTR Attack]]''
19th Dec '17 8:56:00 PM Angeldeb82
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Japanese version of ''Contra: Hard Corps'' [[DifficultyByRegion had a life meter that could allow the player to take three hits before dying]]. Also, at the end of the game, Colonel Bahamut offers the two heroes a choice: either accept the "WeCanRuleTogether" offer and get a bad ending, or reject the offer and fight him. ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' would soon borrow the health meter formula from the game's Japanese version, as well as [[spoiler:the Devil's similar "WeCanRuleTogether" offer toward the end]].

to:

** The Japanese version of ''Contra: Hard Corps'' [[DifficultyByRegion had a life meter that could allow the player to take three hits before dying]]. Also, at the end of the game, Colonel Bahamut offers the two heroes a choice: either accept the "WeCanRuleTogether" offer and get a bad ending, or reject the offer and fight him. ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' would soon borrow the health meter formula from the game's Japanese version, as well as [[spoiler:the Devil's similar "WeCanRuleTogether" offer toward the end]]. Oh, and Noiman Cascade's Virtual Zone forms including the constellations Taurus, Sagittarius, and Gemini? ''Cuphead'' borrows that formula, too.
3rd Dec '17 8:37:52 AM TheCurvedMind
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[DolledUpInstallment Contra Force]] is beloved in Russia, mainly because of the fact, that in the 90's this game was widely distributed on bootleg carts in both original and hacked forms (hacked versions of the game featured mostly fixed slowdowns) and also because the setting of the game resonated with the [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia situation in the country at that time]].
13th Nov '17 7:12:26 AM ChrisX
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Worth noting is this song titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLHnACO6JkE Hotter than Hell]], which fell onto LongSongShortScene in the Arcade version because it played during the short and easily dispatched penultimate boss, before reverting to the more eerie stage music. The NES version fixes this by letting the awesome song become [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wMAFwN4JfM the stage music of the corresponding stage]] (which became the sixth stage due to AdaptationExpansion) and then ''Contra Rebirth'' elevated it, alongside with the aforementioned [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqG7glJxM_o GTR Attack]], into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVdVHeIJ9Zg a boss battle music]], which dials the awesomeness UpToEleven.
12th Nov '17 7:16:35 PM Angeldeb82
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Offered as a reward for trying ''Contra 4'' on Hard Mode.
** Much of ''Hard Corps''' music, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYNLz8goZdE The Hard Corps]] (The first stage), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iu2ZqRyF-k The Last Springsteen]]'' (final Music/{{B|ruceSpringsteen}}oss) and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLO5PDrgO1Q GTR Attack]]''
** Practically ''all'' of the 8-bit tunes from the NES games, particularly the iconic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrMzUa0Dww Jungle/Hangar theme]] from ''Contra'' and the badass [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9BDah-gh1k Boss theme]] from ''Super C''.
** The soundtrack in ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'' as well as the soundtrack to ''Neo Contra''. The former has a lot of [[AutobotsRockOut heavy metal music]] while the latter has dance/rave music.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Offered as a reward for trying ''Contra 4'' on Hard Mode.
** Much of ''Hard Corps''' music, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYNLz8goZdE The Hard Corps]] (The first stage), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iu2ZqRyF-k ''The Last Springsteen'']] (final [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Boss]]) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLO5PDrgO1Q ''GTR Attack'']]
** Practically ''all'' of the 8-bit tunes from the NES games, particularly the iconic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrMzUa0Dww Jungle/Hangar theme]] from ''Contra'' and the badass [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9BDah-gh1k Boss theme]] from ''Super C''.
** The soundtrack in ''Contra: Shattered Soldier'' as well as the soundtrack to ''Neo Contra''. The former has a lot of [[AutobotsRockOut heavy metal music]] while the latter has dance/rave music.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The game is very fondly recalled by retro gamers in Poland. Any time Pegasus ("Polish NES") is mention, Contra is brought up and people usually speak about it along the lines of: "Those were the times..."
* 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 killed.]]

to:

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The game is very fondly recalled by retro gamers in Poland. Any time Pegasus ("Polish NES") is mention, mentioned, Contra is brought up and people usually speak about it along the lines of: "Those were the times..."
* 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.]] Triumvirate]]. And try playing ''Shattered Soldier'' after [[spoiler: seeing Lucia become one of the members of the QuirkyMinibossSquad that must be killed.]]killed]].



* HoYay[=/=]LesYay: Bill and Lance, especially how their [[spoiler: broken]] bond practically moves the story in ''Shattered Soldier''. Also, in the European ''Gryzor'' contuity, the title is from their shared surname, as if they ''were'' a married couple (well, they could be also brothers, but that wasn't ever clarified, and the subtext remains).

to:

** The Japanese version of ''Contra: Hard Corps'' [[DifficultyByRegion had a life meter that could allow the player to take three hits before dying]]. Also, at the end of the game, Colonel Bahamut offers the two heroes a choice: either accept the "WeCanRuleTogether" offer and get a bad ending, or reject the offer and fight him. ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' would soon borrow the health meter formula from the game's Japanese version, as well as [[spoiler:the Devil's similar "WeCanRuleTogether" offer toward the end]].
* HoYay[=/=]LesYay: HoYay: Bill and Lance, especially how their [[spoiler: broken]] bond practically moves the story in ''Shattered Soldier''. Also, in the European ''Gryzor'' contuity, continuity, the title is from their shared surname, as if they ''were'' a married couple (well, they could be also brothers, but that wasn't ever clarified, and the subtext remains).



* ThatOneBoss: While a lot of Contra bosses are very hard, some will grate your nerves. For instance, the Spider Mutant at ''Hard Corps''. It moves erratically fast especially when shot, makes web to travel around the air at random pattern, all while firing either orbs that homes in two or three directions or multi-directional orbs at once. Do remember you're a OneHitPointWonder while doing all these. Its small size and speed also makes even Brad's [[ChargedAttack charged]] [[GameBreaker Psychic Blaster]] less than effective.

to:

* ThatOneBoss: While a lot of Contra bosses are very hard, some will grate your nerves. For instance, the Spider Mutant at ''Hard Corps''. It moves erratically fast especially when shot, makes web to travel around the air at random pattern, all while firing either orbs that homes in two or three directions or multi-directional orbs at once. Do remember you're a OneHitPointWonder while doing all these. Its small size and speed also makes even Brad's [[ChargedAttack charged]] {{charged|Attack}} [[GameBreaker Psychic Blaster]] less than effective.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: ''Hard Corps'' pushed the Genesis to its absolute limits. From its impressively rich synth music to the very large bosses, to the convincing explosion effects, it rivals Sonic3AndKnuckles in sheer pushing of the boundaries of the Genesis' hardware.

to:

* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: ''Hard Corps'' pushed the Genesis to its absolute limits. From its impressively rich synth music to the very large bosses, to the convincing explosion effects, it rivals Sonic3AndKnuckles VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles in sheer pushing of the boundaries of the Genesis' hardware.



** Bill Rizer [[ComicBookFantasyCasting resembles]] very much Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who is also a politican. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No politicans were harmed]], of course.

to:

** Bill Rizer [[ComicBookFantasyCasting resembles]] very much Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who is also a politican.politician. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No politicans were harmed]], of course.
12th Nov '17 6:10:10 AM STH17
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The game is very fondly recalled by retro gamers in Poland. Any time Pegasus ("Polish NES") is mention, Contra is brought up and people usually speak about it along the lines of: "Those were the times..."
12th Nov '17 5:29:56 AM ChrisX
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ThatOneBoss: While a lot of Contra bosses are very hard, some will grate your nerves. For instance, the Spider Mutant at ''Hard Corps''. It moves erratically fast especially when shot, makes web to travel around the air at random pattern, all while firing either orbs that homes in two or three directions or multi-directional orbs at once. Do remember you're a OneHitPointWonder while doing all these. Its small size and speed also makes even Brad's [[ChargedAttack charged]] [[GameBreaker Psychic Blaster]] less than effective.
12th Nov '17 5:22:56 AM ChrisX
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DifficultButAwesome: Brad Fang in ''Hard Corps''. He possesses no homing weapons so you really have to aim well while dodging the enemy attacks, not to mention, he's got the biggest hit box in the game. One of his weapons is a short explosive punch that forces you to stand still when you fire and cannot be aimed, and his 4th weapon, Psychic Blaster, forces you to stop and fires a pathetically weak orb that only be fired forward. Those who knew how he works and juggle well between dodging and aiming, are rewarded with [[GameBreaker one of the most powerful characters in the game]]: That punch takes a huge chunk of damage especially to stationary bosses and can be rapid-fired too, and Psychic Blaster is actually a ChargedAttack, charge it and see boss get reduced to ashes in one to three blasts.

to:

* DifficultButAwesome: Brad Fang in ''Hard Corps''. He possesses no homing weapons so you really have to aim well while dodging the enemy attacks, not to mention, he's got the biggest hit box in the game. One of his weapons is a short explosive punch that forces you to stand still when you fire and cannot be aimed, and his 4th weapon, Psychic Blaster, forces you to stop and fires a pathetically weak orb that only be fired forward. Those who knew how he works and juggle well between dodging and aiming, are rewarded with [[GameBreaker one of the most powerful characters in the game]]: That punch takes a huge chunk of damage especially to stationary bosses and can be rapid-fired too, and Psychic Blaster is actually a ChargedAttack, charge it and see boss bosses that dare to get into Brad's horizontal line of sight get reduced to ashes in one to three blasts.



** Brad Fang in ''Hard Corps'' with his Psychic Blaster (fully charged). Takes down bosses in two or three blasts. And considering that there are ''lots'' of bosses in ''Hard Corps''... Brad is like designed to break ''Hard Corps'', his other arsenals include a short range explosive punch which hits a lot for short range, and his upgraded first weapon is a much more rapid [[SpreadShot Spray Burst]] which decimates enemies real quick, and his other weapon is a mid-range flame thrower that moves to wherever Brad changes his aiming... [[DifficultButAwesome Just get used to his big hit box and lack of homing weapons, it's worth it.]]

to:

** Brad Fang in ''Hard Corps'' with his Psychic Blaster (fully charged). Takes down bosses in two or three blasts. And considering that there are ''lots'' of bosses in ''Hard Corps''... Brad is like designed to break ''Hard Corps'', his other arsenals include a short range explosive punch which hits a lot for short range, and his upgraded first weapon is a much more rapid [[SpreadShot Spray Burst]] which decimates enemies real quick, and his other weapon is a mid-range flame thrower that moves to wherever Brad changes his aiming... Most of them will make up for how his charged Psychic Blaster can't be used against anything that doesn't come in a horizontal line against him. [[DifficultButAwesome Just get used to his big hit box and lack of homing weapons, it's worth it.]]
29th Oct '17 6:50:34 AM ChrisX
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Much of ''Hard Corps''' music, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iu2ZqRyF-k ''The Last Springsteen'']] (final [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Boss]]) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLO5PDrgO1Q ''GTR Attack'']]

to:

** Much of ''Hard Corps''' music, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYNLz8goZdE The Hard Corps]] (The first stage), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iu2ZqRyF-k ''The Last Springsteen'']] (final [[Music/BruceSpringsteen Boss]]) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLO5PDrgO1Q ''GTR Attack'']]
This list shows the last 10 events of 126. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.Contra