Saturday, February 4, 2012

44. Contra (NES)

Forget Gears of War, Contra is the best co-op game for feeling like a badass. It’s up to the blue guy and red guy to stop Red Falcon, and end the alien invasion. You play the game like a madman, shooting everything in front of you and watching enemies explode in all their 8 bit glory. You can even shoot while spinning around in the air, which looks absolutely awesome. The bosses in Contra steal the show, from a giant head of a monster that seems like it came from the movie Alien, to a robot who likes to jump around and look like he’s dancing on you. Konami pulled out all the stops here. Just remember to stick with the spread gun.

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