Buried Treasure: Contra Force (NES)

August 8, 2006 at 9:46 am (Lost Classics, Video Games)

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This game was released the same year as Contra 3 for Super Nintendo.  This is definently not the Contra you’re used to.  I have no idea why they decided to call it a Contra title, maybe just to cash in the success of Contra 3.  The only similarity is that you can be killed in one shot.  You don’t fight evil aliens of renegade robots, instead you take one of 4 playable characters, each with thier own special abilties, and changable at anytime in the level on a mission to take on a terrorist organization and rescue your Kidnapped superior.  You gain weapons just like in Graduis, grabbing a number of backpacks based on the weapon you want then hit select when you gain the acquired number.  Lots of objects can be destroyed, and the music is pretty cool for an NES title.  When you check this game out, don’t expect the original Contra, or even Super C, but it’s still a solid expierence.  Hopefully this will resurface as a WII download.  If only Konami had given NES owners a new Castlevania title before the NES ended.

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2 Comments

  1. Niero said,

    Damn, I didn’t even know that game existed. I remember the over the top Super C as I jumped from missile to missile, thats probably the most over the top video game experience ever 🙂

  2. jacknife said,

    Man, I loved that game. Nothing beats that level. The epitome of action in a 16 bit video game.

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