Contra Nintendo NES Complete in Box

Contra NES Complete in Box - Front
Contra NES Complete in Box - Front
Contra NES Complete in Box – Front
Contra NES Complete in Box - Back
Contra NES Complete in Box – Back

Contra was released for the NES in 1988 by Konami. Contra is one of the best side scrolling shooter games for the NES. It’s a classic side scrolling shooter. Contra is a port of the Konmai arcade game of the same name. The goal is to kill all aliens that get in your way.

The gameplay is what really makes Contra one of the best games for the NES. It’s great as a one player game but with two people it’s so much more fun. It’s super fun playing Contra with a second player unless your friend takes all the gun power ups! Remember sharing is caring.

Contra also had the infamous Konami code for 30 lives: Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start. Who can forget that?

Since it’s one of my favorite NES games of all time I own a complete in box (CIB) Contra that is a treasured part of my game collection.

Pics of my copy of Konami’s classic Castlevania complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.

The Legend of Zelda for NES Complete in Box

The Legend of Zelda Box for the Nintendo NES
The Legend of Zelda Box for the Nintendo NES
The Legend of Zelda Box for the Nintendo NES
Box Side View for the Nintendo NES
Box Side View for the Nintendo NES
Instruction Booklet for the Nintendo NES
Instruction Booklet
Zelda Instruction Booklet Rear for the Nintendo NES
Instruction Booklet Rear for the Nintendo NES
Map for Nintendo NES
Map for The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo NES
Zelda ROB the Robot Nintendo Poster
ROB the Robot Nintendo Poster
The Legend of Zelda Cart for the Nintendo NES
Cartridge for the Nintendo NES

One of the best NES games ever. No collection is complete without it!

Super C for NES Complete in Box

Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES.
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES - Back view
Super C Complete in box (CIB) for the Nintendo NES - Back view

One of my favorite games and the follow-up sequel to Contra, Super C is a great two player game. If you’re a fan of Contra you’ll love the gameplay of Super C.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Nightmare on Elm Street Title Freddy

A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in 1989 by LJN for the NES. It’s a side scrolling platformer game. The gameplay is based on two different Freddy Krueger movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street part 3: Dream Warriors and part 4: The Dream master.

The goal of the game is to collect Freddy’s bones and burn them in the boiler at Elm Street High School. Freddy’s bones are scattered all over the place in each level.

You start out on Elm street and your first goal is to go into a house (NOTE: not all houses are open even if the door looks open) . You need to collect all the bones in order to unlock a boss fight at the end of the level. If you have missed a bone or two and get to the end of the level you will have no choice but to go back through the level to find the missing bones. Once you fight the boss you will get a key that lets you in another house.

The gameplay also has a twist in that your character can fall asleep. In order to stay awake you need to find coffee. There’s a meter in game that shows how close you are to falling asleep. If you do fall asleep the gameplay shifts to the “Dream World”. In the dream world the monsters are more powerful but you also get to use your special Dream Warrior abilities. There are three different Dream Warrior abilities based on which one you have collected: A ninja who can throw ninja stars and jump kick, an Acrobat who throws javelins and does a jumping somersault and a magician who shoots fireballs and can hover.

The controls can be touchy but they’re pretty easy to master after some practice. Some of the levels have spots where enemies will spawn out of nowhere (bats mostly) and you can get some cheap deaths. It’s not a huge problem but when the screen gets crowded it can be frustrating.

The graphics are good for a 1989 NES game. The graphics for the Freddy boss fights are good for its time.

The music is well done. It’s catchy and it fits the mood of the game. Some have complained because LJN has used some of the music before in different games. I don’t see what the big deal is because it’s not bad music. I could see criticizing LJN if they reused bad music. That’s not the case here.

Another unique thing about A Nightmare on Elm Street is you can play up to four players simulataneously if you have a NES Satellite or NES Four Score.