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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.
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):
3 Way Scroll
High Position Visual
Weapon Capsule System
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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:
This phenomenon is the result of data (including sprites) being removed to make space for the advertising messages.