Hello old games lovers,
Today we celebrate the Arcade release of Contra, by Konami that today turns 30. Contra is a game ported on various platforms and has the peculiarity to have different plots for japanese, north american and european versions. The common trait is that an accident has brough an alien life form on Earth but while in Japan the accident happened in New Zealand and the two soldiers Bill Rizer and Lance Bean are sent to destroy the alien controlled organization Red Falcon, in North America the accident takes place in South America and the soldiers are Mad Dog and Scorpion. In Europe the two protagonist are even two robots.
The games has been published with different names: Contra for the japanese arcades, Gryzor for the european and Probotector for NES.
So a lot of difference, but the only thing that matters is that today we all have to play it!