History YMMV / Contra

21st Jul '17 1:54:03 AM 4444jdm
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** ''Contra: Hard Corps'' has a breather MiniBoss in the [[MultipleEndings Route B]] ending of the game. After defeating [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Colonel]] [[ThatOneBoss Bahamut]], the player will face off against [[TheDragon Deadeye Joe]] who [[DragonWithAnAgenda doesn't care much]] [[DragonTheirFeet about Bahamut's death]]. He cannot kill the player via CollisionDamage and only has one attack: an easily avoidable horizontal shot. After Joe is a somewhat-annoying miniboss, and then the FinalBoss.

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** ''Contra: Hard Corps'' has a breather MiniBoss in the [[MultipleEndings Route B]] ending of the game. After defeating [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Colonel]] [[ThatOneBoss Bahamut]], Bahamut]] (provided that [[RefusalOfTheCall you rejected]] [[WeCanRuleTogether his invitation]]), the player will face off against [[TheDragon Deadeye Joe]] who [[DragonWithAnAgenda doesn't care much]] [[DragonTheirFeet about Bahamut's death]]. He cannot kill the player via CollisionDamage and only has one attack: an easily avoidable horizontal shot. After Joe is a somewhat-annoying miniboss, and then the FinalBoss.
21st Jul '17 1:45:52 AM 4444jdm
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* HilariousInHindsight: The European releases of first four titles were {{Bowdlerise}}d to feature ''Contra'' characters as robots. Fast forward to ''Neo Contra'' where [[spoiler:there's a robot character whose his name contains "Contra". Yes, Master Contra]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: The European releases of first four titles were {{Bowdlerise}}d to feature ''Contra'' characters as robots. Fast forward to ''Neo Contra'' where [[spoiler:there's [[spoiler:[[RoboticReveal there's a robot character whose his name contains "Contra". Yes, Master Contra]].Contra]]]].
21st Jul '17 1:44:17 AM 4444jdm
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* HilariousInHindsight: The European releases of first four titles were {{Bowdlerise}}d to feature ''Contra'' characters as robots. Fast forward to ''Neo Contra'' where [[spoiler:there's a robot character whose his name contains "Contra". Yes, Master Contra]].
17th Jun '17 8:55:40 AM nombretomado
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The original ''Contra'' is mistakenly considered to be inspired by ''Film/{{Predator}}'' thanks in part to Bob Wakelin's now iconic cover art for the home versions (which was traced over from publicity stills of ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Dutch Schaefer). In reality the arcade version began worldwide distribution on February 1987, predating the June 12 theatrical premiere of ''Predator'' by roughly four months.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: The original ''Contra'' is mistakenly considered to be inspired by ''Film/{{Predator}}'' thanks in part to Bob Wakelin's now iconic cover art for the home versions (which was traced over from publicity stills of ArnoldSchwarzenegger Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Dutch Schaefer). In reality the arcade version began worldwide distribution on February 1987, predating the June 12 theatrical premiere of ''Predator'' by roughly four months.



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

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** Bill Rizer [[ComicBookFantasyCasting resembles]] very much ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, who is also a politican. [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No politicans were harmed]], of course.
7th Jun '17 5:30:32 AM Dedars1
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** Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu and Bill Rizer in ''Neo Contra'' especially in Joke Ending. To clarify, they swim in space, [[{{Fundoshi}} only in loincloths]], while Bill holds that of Genbei, and to add a cherry on top of this all [[spoiler: [[HellIsThatNoise there are sounds of gay sex in the background]].]]

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** Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu and Bill Rizer in ''Neo Contra'' especially in Joke Ending. To clarify, they swim in space, [[{{Fundoshi}} only in loincloths]], while Bill holds that of Genbei, and to add a cherry on top of this all [[spoiler: [[HellIsThatNoise there are sounds of gay sex in the background]].background.]]
7th Jun '17 5:30:32 AM Dedars1
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18th May '17 1:24:20 PM CynicalMisfortune
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*** By lesser extent, the heatseeker gun, even if it is weak compared to the other two, because '''you don't have to worry about aiming if you hold "Y"'''

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*** By lesser extent, the heatseeker gun, even if it is weak compared to the other two, because '''you don't have to worry about aiming if you hold "Y"'''(Y).'''



** Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu and Bill Rizer in ''Neo Contra'' especially in Joke Ending. To clarify, they swim in space, [[{{Fundoshi}} only in loincloths]], while Bill holds that of Genbei, and to add a cherry on top of this all [[HellIsThatNoise there are sounds of gay sex in the background]].

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** Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu and Bill Rizer in ''Neo Contra'' especially in Joke Ending. To clarify, they swim in space, [[{{Fundoshi}} only in loincloths]], while Bill holds that of Genbei, and to add a cherry on top of this all [[spoiler: [[HellIsThatNoise there are sounds of gay sex in the background]].]]
28th Apr '17 1:21:32 PM CynicalMisfortune
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** The arcade versions were intentionally made to be short, as most arcade games are meant to play in short sessions. A perfect playthrough of either game can be done in less than ten minutes, which is an ideal time period if you're a kid in the 80s waiting for his mother to finish her grocery shopping.

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** The arcade versions of the first two games were intentionally made to be short, as most arcade games are meant to play in short sessions. A perfect playthrough of either game can be done in less than ten minutes, which is an ideal time period if you're a kid in the 80s waiting for his mother to finish her grocery shopping.
28th Apr '17 1:03:16 PM CynicalMisfortune
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28th Apr '17 11:57:09 AM CynicalMisfortune
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* MoodWhiplash: ''Contra: Hard Corps'' looked like to be set on a less bleak universe and more fighting human terrorists that used a lot of robots. In one of the path, however, suddenly the Alien Cell broke loose and takes you straight to a WombLevel that looks more like belonging from ''Contra'' games that has Bill Rizer in it. You also get to see Bahamut's soldiers infested on screen and becoming alien creeps, and the music itself takes a darker turn unlike the rest of the action-packed stuffs. [[NightmareFuel Brrr...]]

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* MoodWhiplash: ''Contra: Hard Corps'' looked like to be set on a less bleak universe and more fighting human terrorists that used a lot of robots. In one of the path, however, suddenly the Alien Cell broke loose and takes you straight to a WombLevel that looks more like belonging from ''Contra'' games that has Bill Rizer in it. You also get to see Bahamut's [[BigBad Bahamut]]'s soldiers infested on screen and becoming alien creeps, and the music itself takes a darker turn unlike the rest of the action-packed stuffs. [[NightmareFuel Brrr...]]



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: At the time the earliest games were released, there was controversy over the US, under Ronald Reagan, supporting rebel groups in Nicaragua called the Contras, short for ''Contrarevolucionarios'', or "Counter-Revolutionaries." This caused some minor controversy and may have contributed to European release of the arcade game being titled ''Gryzor'' (since support for the Contras was considered right-wing and heavily opposed in Europe) and why the NES version of ''Super Contra'' and the Game Boy ''Contra'' game were retitled ''Super C'' and ''Operation C'' respectively.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: At the time the earliest games were released, there was controversy over the US, under Ronald Reagan, supporting rebel groups in Nicaragua called the Contras, short for ''Contrarevolucionarios'', or "Counter-Revolutionaries." This caused some minor controversy and may have contributed to European release of the arcade game being titled ''Gryzor'' (since support for the Contras ''Contra''(s) was considered right-wing and heavily opposed in Europe) and why the NES version of ''Super Contra'' and the Game Boy ''Contra'' game were retitled ''Super C'' and ''Operation C'' respectively.


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