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Question: Did you beat the original Contra on the NES?
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Never played it. - 3 (12%)
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« on: July 30, 2013, 03:03:06 PM »

I don't care if you used the 99 lives cheat or not - did you beat the original Contra on the NES?
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 03:13:33 PM »

up, down, up, down, left, right, B, A , Start


I certainly did
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 03:40:41 PM »

I got good enough at it to do without the code smile .  It was easy when I was 13-14 had plenty of free time and that was the only new game I had access to for several months.   

I tried it again recently on the xbox and even with the code I couldn't do it again Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 03:45:47 PM »

Yep, I did multiple times both alone and with a friend.  

Before I knew any cheats I actually used the fact that enemies spawned at the edge of the screen to my advantage.  I picked up the machinegun, got to a part where an enemy just kept spawning onto the screen, and then taped the button down to keep firing at the edge of the screen so I could get a bunch of free lives from all the kills while I went to the pool.  smile

When I did learn a cheat, it wasn't what is now called the Konami code, but the Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A B A Select Start.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 04:05:58 PM »

You know, even with the cheat I don't think I ever got around to beating it.  If I did, it didn't make an impression on me.  I sure did learn those first few levels really well, though.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 04:26:37 PM »

We played the heck out of this game.

I beat it solo and with friends.

Always with the cheat.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 10:49:35 PM »

Don't think I ever even made it past the second level.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 12:08:18 AM »

I beat it, but only because of the cheat...can't imagine making it through without all those extra lives
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 05:47:05 AM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 30, 2013, 03:13:33 PM

up, down, up, down, left, right, B, A , Start

I certainly did

You certainly didn't do so with the 30 man cheat though as that's totally not it. Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 03:10:07 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on July 31, 2013, 05:47:05 AM

You certainly didn't do so with the 30 man cheat though as that's totally not it. Tongue

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