Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Contra arcade lest we forget

Update! 15th MayWell what do you know, not forgotten at all it seems, Contra is heading to Xboxlive Arcade
Full story on Kotaku

Well if proof were needed that despite the ginormous shift in game graphics, game marketing hasn't changed drastically since 1987. The poster above advertised Konami's Arcade hit Contra Irresistible force, The player controls a commando battling waves of enemies including humans, machines, mutants and aliens to reach his ultimate goal.

Much of the game's popularity came from its two-player simultaneous gameplay which was an uncommon feature in video games at the time of Contra's release.

Better still is that all these years later, the spirit of Contra is still alive an kicking. Visit innit.ukgamer for the detail. (Image click for larger pic..........as yoda might say)

footnote: How the model got into the gaming arcade wearing two grenades and a disembowler is unclear!, security was obviously much more lax in those days.

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