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Play the original Contra in your browser for free. Collect power-ups and dodge bullets as you fight your way through enemy territory. Contra, the classic game made famous by the Nintendo Entertainment System and Arcades. In the Contra flash game you play soldiers and you have to shoot the aliens and crazy soldiers. With the name Gryzor, Contra was born in 1987 in Japanese arcades. Have Fun!
Click the arrows to get through the story in the bottom right to get started. Use the arrow keys to move. K key to Jump and J key to fire. Change guns using the N,M,L,F, and S keys.
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According to MentalFloss.com ther are many fun facts about the original Contra game. In the mid-to-late '80s, Konami found itself in the midst of its Golden Age, and Contra was one of Konami’s biggest console hits of the era. First released in Japanese arcades in 1987, Contra is a run-and-gun game inspired by the hit American action films of the day, and most obviously the Rambo series and Aliens. Although by no means the first run-and-gun game, Contra was unusual for its two-player simultaneous action, which was a relatively unusual addition for the time, and for its upright screen. Usually reserved for vertical shooters like Galaga or Konami’s own Twinbee, the upright screen was an unusual choice for a game with horizontally scrolling platform action. The fan affection for the Contra series is such that early entries in the series are now highly sought-after by collectors. A copy of the Japanese Famicom original in good condition could set you back around $75 or more on eBay, while Japanese copies of Contra: The Hard Corps on the Sega Mega Drive, which is one of the rarest of the sequels could cost upwards of $400.
According to WikiPedia Contra is a video game series produced by Konami composed primarily of run and gun-style shoot-em-ups. The series debuted in 1987 as a coin-operated arcade game simply titled Contra, which was followed by the release of Super Contra in 1988 and several sequels produced for various home platforms. The majority of the Contra games are side-scrolling shoot-'em-ups where the player takes control of an armed commando who must fight all sort of extraterrestrial monsters and other kinds of futuristic menaces. In addition to the side-scrolling stages, the original Contra also featured "3D view" levels where the player must move towards the background in order to progress. The original Contra, and its initial sequels are set in the 27th century, and center around two commandos named Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, who are members of a special guerrilla task force codenamed "Contra" repeatedly sent to thwart an army of alien invaders seeking to destroy the Earth.
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