Wednesday, July 29, 2009

8-Bit + Beyond: Contra! **Updated**

New Version
Old Version

Just finished up my contribution for the upcoming show... i had many ideas but in the end i went with my childhood favorite video game... Contra! Maybe i subconsciously loved it cause it was kind of like Predator in video game form, maybe? Any thoughts, comments, suggestions? And if anyone was curious, the Japanese writing that runs vertically actually says "Kontora"; which is the direct translation from Japan of the word Contra. The other group of characters says "Consider yourself a hero" which is a line from the game after you beat it. Welp, that's it!

**Updated**
I decided to go back and tweak the design a little bit. I changed the color of the helicopters, added the side scroller shot on the bottom as well as 'The Code' by popular demand!

13 comments:

Chogrin said...

Gnarly!!!! This game brings back memories...

GOGOPEDRO said...

That's just awesome...
Really great colors...
and everything just works so well..
WOW.

P

bloggonoid said...

Absolutely amazing. I actually like the Probotector versions of the game better, but this one… well, you just made the US version of the game a lot better. =)

pw! said...

dude, Ian, this is one of your best ever buddy!!!!!!!!! i love it!

pw! said...

actually there's one compositional element that kind of bugs me, but it wouldn't take much tweaking to fix it. perhaps you could just nudge the one character Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right....

(can't believe no one got to that joke yet)

IAN said...

ya know i was thinking of adding the 'code' into this in some way. And i still might! just you wait...

BleedingEdges said...

up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, SELECT, START

2-player awesomeness!

Juanma said...

A total Spread!

this poster is hot sh***t!

anthony pedro said...

was waiting for a contra. thank you

Murderous T Stabwell said...

awesome. i'm a fan of the update. you fixed stuff i didn't know was bothering me.

pw! said...

YES!!! incredible!
you know Ian this is one of the strongest (among strong) pieces you've done buddy. i love your posts but this one just wailed it out of the park

C. A. Silbach said...

Cool! I really dig the updated version. The Konami Code is a very clever addition....

HawksEye said...

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