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DOS - 1988

Also released on: Commodore 64 - Amstrad CPC

Alt names 魂斗羅, 魂斗罗, Kon To Ra, Gryzor, Arcade Archives: Contra
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Platform, Shooter
Publisher Konami, Inc.
Developer Konami Industry Co. Ltd.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view, Behind view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Supported on 0.73
4.28 / 5 - 46 votes

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Description of Contra

A good PC conversion of Konami's hit arcade game of the same name, Contra is a Vietnam war platform game that features Rambo-style one-man commando against seeming the entire planet's enemy population, complete with colorful explosions, varied enemy units, and excellent level design.

Although Contra may look just like every other shooter on the market, the game actually offers a much greater gameplay variety than its rivals. The play control, for example, is very responsive, and you can shoot in any direction. You can also cling to walls, jump, and dodge objects (no, not rifle bullets). You can even hold down the fire button for auto-fire, just like in the arcades. The only glaring weakness I've found is that the game is a bit too short though-- but then again, this is true for most Konami game.

The bottom line is this: Contra is fun, fast-paced, and slightly easy... but that shouldn't turn veterans away. No, not from a game whose name is still going strong in various console-based games, although only one more PC conversion (Super C) was made. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

bahadirpatir 2016-06-10 1 point DOS version


I got the "Exit to error" message, How to work Contra for Windows 7 DOSBOX, Thanks!

admin 2016-05-09 1 point

Uploaded a working version. The original HOTUD released all its reviews when the site closed.

fariborz 2016-05-07 -1 point DOS version

The bullshit description was copied straight from Home of the Underdogs. This version doesn't work because the crack isn't at all versatile.

fhewfuewufhewuhfewf 2016-03-18 0 point

well, hey, this is a good gamebut better verions would be nes or mame verions,and emulators .its fun game for about 30 minuts or so.fucking classics

fhewfuewufhewuhfewf 2016-03-18 1 point

"This doesn't work. I keep getting a screen about some old BBS and the game never loads."

exactly. it dont work

JoeyCagle 2014-01-31 4 points DOS version

This doesn't work. I keep getting a screen about some old BBS and the game never loads.

papache 2013-12-06 0 point DOS version

the best game for to lear to kill fucking vietnamites

manijkumar amaliyar 2012-06-17 0 point DOS version

this is my favourite game

lolo 2012-01-21 -1 point DOS version

v.good game

Kaushik 2011-08-20 0 point DOS version

I downloaded the game but unable to play it through the D-Fend setup . Some Help.

TheGustlik102 2011-04-29 0 point DOS version

The description of this game is about Contra III, not the original Contra.

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Game Extras and Resources

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FixPentium fix for Contra English version 867 B (DOS)

Other Releases

Contra was also released on the following systems:

Commodore 64

Amstrad CPC

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