I don't think this opinion will be contra-versial here
from The_Picard_Maneuver@startrek.website to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 26 Sep 2023 22:28 +0000


MuhammadJesusGaySex@lemmy.world on 26 Sep 2023 22:34 +0000 next

I didn’t mind the M, but F, and L can fucken suck it.

rikudou@lemmings.world on 26 Sep 2023 22:49 +0000 next

I’m the opposite - M is useless, the others are fun!

MuhammadJesusGaySex@lemmy.world on 26 Sep 2023 22:55 +0000

We should play together some time. We would make the perfect duo. Also, I think I saw that a set of Contras is/was on sale on Steam, because a new 2d Contra is being released soon.

rikudou@lemmings.world on 26 Sep 2023 22:57 +0000

I bought it on Switch (I think) last year and found out that I suck much more than when I was 8yo.

MuhammadJesusGaySex@lemmy.world on 26 Sep 2023 23:09 +0000

Well, that honestly probably makes two of us then. Games back then were fucking brutal. They couldn’t rely on flashy videos and graphics. The replayability was in the difficulty and bragging rights (if you finished it). Contra though was one of those games that I always felt was fair.

Anyway, if you ever get the itch, hit me up. I have switch and steam.

superduperenigma@lemmy.world on 27 Sep 2023 00:47 +0000 next


That just sounds like S but with more chaotic aiming and haphazard jumping.

MuhammadJesusGaySex@lemmy.world on 27 Sep 2023 03:49 +0000

It is. It definitely isn’t as good as S. But it gets the job done.

recapitated@lemmy.world on 29 Sep 2023 15:23 +0000

F is a close second to S for things that are hard to hit when you’re taking cover.

Jerkface@lemmy.world on 26 Sep 2023 22:51 +0000 next

Pea-shooter for life 🔫

expatriado@lemmy.world on 26 Sep 2023 23:07 +0000 next

FML right?

NabeGewell@lemmy.world on 27 Sep 2023 10:21 +0000





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counselwolf@lemmy.world on 27 Sep 2023 01:07 +0000 next

I feel old

Rognaut@lemmy.world on 27 Sep 2023 12:37 +0000

If you’re in this comment section then you’re probably 30 to 45 years old. Maybe.

panchzila@lemmy.world on 27 Sep 2023 02:36 +0000 next

Laser was the best gun in contra 1 but required skill. It melted bosses and machines.

eestileib@sh.itjust.works on 27 Sep 2023 03:53 +0000 next

Yeah one with Spread to wipe dudes, one with Laser for materiel.

scutiger@lemmy.world on 27 Sep 2023 13:40 +0000

I haven’t played much of the arcade version of Contra, but on the NES version, the S can actually shoot faster. There’s a limit to the bullets you can have on screen, so if you mash the button fast enough, you get to shoot again as soon as a bullet leaves the screen. If there’s nothing to stop your bullets before the hit the edge of the screen, you’ll end up with a line of bullets in front and a spread of 3 bullets. If there are any obstacles that stop your bullets early, eventually, you just end up with a stream of bullets in a straight line in front of you with no more spread.

The laser only does 4 hits per beam, but you can only have one beam on screen at a time, and if you fire again before it hits, it just disappears before firing the new shot.

presbypenguin@reddthat.com on 27 Sep 2023 03:23 +0000 next

No love for “H”? (I know it didn’t appear until the Gameboy game, but I basically exclusively play Contra III, so…)

cupcakezealot@lemmy.blahaj.zone on 27 Sep 2023 11:08 +0000

getting the s gun 🤷‍♀️

getting the s gun right before you fall off the screen because the second player was too far ahead <img alt="blobcat, fingerguns" src="https://blahaj.zone/files/ee0b5ccf-d312-4001-9a14-e2e9d28fdbf3">