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Tag: Contra

NECA Contra Bill & Lance Action Figures Will Have You Jumping Up, Up, Down, Down

NECA Contra Bill & Lance Action Figures Will Have You Jumping Up, Up, Down, Down
A couple of years ago we checked out a pair of custom made Bill and Lance action figures. Fortunately for the rest of us NECA will be releasing officially licensed figures of the run-and-gun legends. NECA wisely chose to emulate the characters’ NES incarnations, including their pixelated camo pants that…

Teens React to Contra. You React to Teens Sucking at Contra

Teens React to Contra. You React to Teens Sucking at Contra
When we were kids, games were hard. Like, really hard. We didn’t have the fancy checkpoints and respawns that you special snowflakes have today. We only had life or death. Many games were unforgiving. Brutal even. It could take months to master some games. You kids today have no idea.…
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A Star Wars/Contra Mashup for Your Phone

A Star Wars/Contra Mashup for Your Phone
Sure, there are mashups everywhere you turn, but some are actually awesome and worth your time – like this one. This free mini-game from the Star Wars: Force Collection was created by Konami and LucasArts and it features the classic Contra game mashed up with Star Wars.…

Custom Contra Action Figures: I’d Give 30 Lives for These

Custom Contra Action Figures: I’d Give 30 Lives for These
If you’re one of the thousands of kids who grew up playing Bill and Lance’s excellent adventure aka Contra, join me in ogling these custom action figures by John Harmon aka Mint Condition Customs. They even come with the different ammo types!…

Guy Hacks NES Contra Game to Propose

Guy Hacks NES Contra Game to Propose
No, these screens weren’t accessed via the Konami code. That’s what I thought too when I came across this. Nope. Instead, Redditor Equinn0xX hacked an old Contra cartridge to propose to his girlfriend. He has some mad proposing skills.…

LEGO Video Game Art by Meufer: Pixel Perfect

LEGO Video Game Art by Meufer: Pixel Perfect
We’ve seen tons of LEGO versions of video game characters, but this is the first time I’ve seen ones that are this accurate. You see it’s not just the shapes and details that Flickr member Meufer perfectly converted from pixels to blocks, she also got the colors right.…

NES Games Rendered in 3D: from Pixel to Voxel

NES Games Rendered in 3D: from Pixel to Voxel
John Buonvino’s user name on DeviantART says it all: “NES–still-the-best”. He paid homage to his favorite console by making 3D voxel renderings of many popular NES games. Buonvino considers his Super Mario Bros. render below to be his “final 8-bit magnum opus”:…

I Dream in Retro: This is You on Video Games

I Dream in Retro: This is You on Video Games
Have you ever had video game-like dreams? Mike aka OrinCreed had one such dream. Fortunately, he and his friends were able to translate his dream into a video. Mike says I Dream in Retro is “based heavily on a dream I had that was caused by a long day of…

Tetris Vs Contra: or is It?

Tetris Vs Contra: or is It?
Children are full of questions. If you open one up you’ll see that they’re made of nothing but drool and questions. Questions like: “Why do we have to eat?”, or “So I’m a poop factory?”, or  “What would Bill or Lance do if they were trapped in the world of…

Super Mario Crossover: Pants-Wetting 8-Bit Mashup

Super Mario Crossover: Pants-Wetting 8-Bit Mashup
Itching for a classic platforming game? Why not revisit the original Super Mario Bros.? Oh sure, you’ve finished it tons of times, but that’s with Mario. Now you can adventure on the Mushroom Kingdom with Link, Samus, Simon Belmont, Mega Man and – this is just so unfair – Bill…
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