geekArticle: Reflections on Contra

geekArticle: Reflections on Contra

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“The Contra series may just be the most manly series of all-time, and is the main factor in the rapid expansion of puberty across the nation. The original game doesn’t even have a story. Aliens are on an island, two macho shirtless dudes blow them the fuck up. Why didn’t the UN just bomb the damn place? “Screw that, we’re on a budget guys. Just send in two of the buffest commandos you got. Oh, and make sure they’re wearing headbands. I hear aliens hate those.”

[Power-up! #1: Spread Shot(Contra series) by GoshdarnBatman, Hardcore Nerdity]

I found this little reflection by GoshdarnBatman from Hardcore Nerdity on Contra amusing.  It took me back to the many hours me and my buddies would spend playing this slice of Nintendo heaven.  Click the above link to read the article and check out some screens below. Enjoy!