Ah Contra... Just about every time I played Contra it was with friends and we always used the Konami Code. I loved the sci-fi Alien Marine feel and loved blasting everything on screen.

RetroLiberty posted a great video covering history of the classic NES game Contra and the top games in the series. Contra is a very tough game, but I never viewed it as on of the hardest games on the NES. Ninja Turtles, Blaster Master and Little Nemo were all _much_ harder than Contra.

That said, the game was difficult and ... you know maybe I did play each and every game starting with the Konami code. No regrets, had fun.