Reviewed by Brian
Super Contra in my humble opinion is one of the greatest games
ever for ANY system(including all the fancy, high quality graphic
machines of today). After nine years of having the game I still
sometimes plug in the old NES to play Super C. I can still beat
the game with out the ten man code. If you have a reachable
friend drag him/her over to play this addictive game.
In today's world, Super C's graphics looks like something I flushed
down the toilet, but in 1990, the graphics were as complex and mind
blowing as ours of today. Well the guys are plain and the background is
repeated and dull, but i never minded for graphics and they don't
bother me a bit.
Music and Sound A
The best rhythmic beeps that Nintendo had to give. The tunes are
catchy, but are not as remarkable as Zelda's music. They may be
beeps and clanks, but i like them. The noises are not really realistic
but are close enough and is some thing that can't be a nuisance to
you while playing the game.
Game Challenge A+
This is where the Konami Contra series begins to place itself
into the elite category of game. Early on, I could not beat the game
with the ten man code on, barely the first level without it. As
you play more and more of thee game, you get better and better.
It is not one of those push over games that in one hour you have
won, are bored, and are done. The original Contra had more traps,
but Contra has more zaps(things shooting at you) and still has
enough ambushes that with a lack of reflexes as fast as light
speed you are going to be found face down in a ditch somewhere.
Game Play-Fun A++
This game is euphoria in an old plastic box. The challenge is thick
but not over whelming so you won't suffocate under the pressure.
All the aspects of the game combine to be maybe the funniest game
ever. I still drool over a Contra for 64, even though it probably won't
happen. The only problem for me is in the last level there is an
easy Red Falcan (end boss) right after an extremely difficult part
of the game. Well, I guess a tough boss would cause to many minds
exploding after the odyssey of the game.
Early (like in '91) the game sometimes got under my skin. As you
get good enough to beat the game regularly you hardly get frustrated.
Now it sometimes bothers me when i make some dumb mistakes, but
I have so much fun with this game.
I probably beat the game over a hundred time and i still never get
bored with the game. The challenge is their, a little weaker than
originally but still there. After you beat the game you can play
the again continuing with your previous score, I always try break
a million, it take me four times of beating it, but I do it. I will
never, ever come close to getting bored with the game.
Game Value A
Its like five bucks to buy for an eternity of joy.
A perfect game for me. I never get bored and I always enjoy. If you
are picky about graphics and stuff like that, you might not like the
game as much as I do, but instead of risking sixty bucks on a possible
flop, pay 5 for the sure thing.
Overall 10 out of 10