released on Feb 20, 1987

Contra (also known as Gryzor in Oceania and Europe), is a 1987 run and gun action game developed and published by Konami originally released as a coin-operated arcade game on February 20, 1987. The game had multiple ports, including for various computer formats. Several Contra sequels were produced following the original game.

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I can no death this game but I can't make it past world 2-4 in Super Mario Bros. without at least one game over.
Rating: B+
Genre(s): Run 'n' gun

As Super C was my first Contra game, I gotta say it's pretty weird to play this one. Since it's Arcade it's gonna do a bit more than the NES, but I actually found the extra frames of animation with the weird jump to be VERY annoying and got me killed, piled on top of the bullets actually curve when moving the gun so it took a lot of getting used to.
I'll say this definitely isn't my favorite, due to all the above and the slow down got REALLY bad quite often. The game is playable, but it's kinda hard to believe it was this game that got the series started and it continued after this.

Way too difficult for me to really try to finish this, but I like the variety.

Eh en vrai j'aurai mis vla la tune sur une borne d'arcade sur ce jeu

I felt this was easier than the NES version, likely thanks to the better aiming controls.
Didn't even know this was a thing tbh, I always thought NES Contra was the first one. Pretty fun!