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CONTRA STORE SAMPLE (NINTENDO FAMICOM)

Copies of a sample version of the Famicom version of Contra are in circulation. They were originally used as sample demos that can be played in stores in Japan.

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This version of Contra is similar to many “sample” versions of Konami’s NES/Famicom titles. The game functions like the final game; however, a splash screen prompt appears partway through the game (approximate translations follow each image):

Warning!
Alien Approaching!

3 Way Scroll
High Position Visual
Weapon Capsule System

Contra
February 9
Release
¥5300
[5300 yen]

Most of the game is intact and can be unlocked via hacking or patch codes. However, playing past the lock-out point produces various graphical glitches in the levels that follow. For example:

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This phenomenon is the result of data (including sprites) being removed to make space for the advertising messages.

Credit to Nintendo Player for the in-game screenshots.

 
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