National Game Registry 1987: Contra

CONTRA
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Konami
key personnel
Koji Hiroshita

The game that kickstarted the run ‘n’ gun platformer genre, with themes ripped straight out of 1980s sci-fi/action cinema.

Contra was inducted on August 23rd, 2009.

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