The Difficulty is Alien!
This game is beloved and hard as hell, most gamers never beat the game (unless they use the Konami Code for 30 lives; up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start) this game ranks high on many toughest NES games lists. This game was very popular at the time of release and many gamers still play it for the challenge. Without the Konami Code you are only get 3 lives and either way you go against 8 stages of livig hell. Think you're a Gamer, or THE GAMER? Then buy this S.O.B. and BEAT IT! Also if you've already beaten it, you're probably not done, because like many NES games, there's a second quest, actually it goes on, and on, and on, until you die, however this game is hard enough on the 1st quest, the game doesn't get harder after the tenth quest, however, if you think you're THE ULTIMATE GAMER beat Contra without the Konami Code and/or Game Genie on the 10TH QUEST and post it on YOUTUBE, I will forever remember you if you do. I will make sure every RETRO GAMER knows your name if you can do the above challenge while using the POWER GLOVE. I ****ING DARE YOU TO BUY THIS GAME AND BEAT IT, OR BETTER, BEAT MY CHALLENGE FROM ABOVE!!!
Reviewed by: Eric Kirchner from Stony Brook, New York on 4/17/2013