Contra! The classic Konmai video game was one of the defining games in the early years of the NES, and is still beloved by fans today. It’s best remember not only for it’s amazing soundtrack, but for the most well known secret code in video game history, giving players 30 lives. The game sees you control either Bill Rizer or Lance Bean as you take on Red Falcon, a massive alien creature leading an army of assorted alien warriors and creatures to take over the world. The game was a classic side scrolling shooter with platforming elements and also featured third person shooter stages throughout.
For years, fans have been hoping to see NECA create figures based on Contra. With them previously releasing both Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutch and Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo (characters that clearly inspired the box art for the game), it seemed like a no brainer. Now, thanks to years of negotiations and back and forth with Konami, fans can finally grab a 2-pack featuring Bill and Lance from the game. NECA sent along the set for us to check out, and we have nearly 70 high resolution images to check out as well as a full review.