History YMMV / 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.]]
29th Jul '15 1:11:55 AM Uchigatana
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* HoYay Bill and Lance, especialy how their bond practicaly 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 siblings, but that wasn't never clarrified, and the subtext remains)
** Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu and Bill in Neo Contra, especially in joke ending. To clarify, they swim in space, only in loincloths, while Bill holds that of Genbei, and to add a cherry on top of this all, there are sounds of gay sex in the background.

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* HoYay Bill and Lance, especialy especially how their bond practicaly 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 siblings, but that wasn't never clarrified, clarified, and the subtext remains)
** Genbei "Jaguar" Yagyu and Bill in Neo Contra, especially in joke ending. To clarify, they swim in space, only in loincloths, [[{{Fundoshi}} loincloths]], while Bill holds that of Genbei, and to add a cherry on top of this all, there are sounds of gay sex in the background.
28th Jul '15 3:19:06 PM MrBuddy3546
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* HoYay Bill and Lance, especialy how their bond practicaly moves th 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 siblings, but that wasn't never clarrified, and the subtext remains)

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* HoYay Bill and Lance, especialy how their bond practicaly moves th 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 siblings, but that wasn't never clarrified, and the subtext remains)
20th Jul '15 8:15:24 PM billybobfred
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* PolishedPort: The original arcade game had a lot of flaws. The NES version fixed most of them, plus expanded the levels. It did take a graphical downgrade to get it onto NES hardware, but since it [[AdaptationDisplacement displaced the original]], not many people realize that.
9th Jul '15 4:11:48 AM 4444jdm
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** The Hit-Rate system in PlayStation 2 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.

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** The Hit-Rate system in PlayStation 2 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.
9th Jul '15 4:11:31 AM 4444jdm
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** The Hit-Rate system in PlayStation 2 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.
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