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By Sonic_aka_T

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18-04-2004, 23:09

Contra is also a game. A darn good one too!

By KNM

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19-04-2004, 13:16

Well...the question is about the "atmosphere" of the game...well...

Some said "aliens","Rambo".... If I made some music arragments for a game like that I would go on...Ethnic Percussion and some voices,kinda Eric Serra ( but no so slow tempos ),and a bit of ambient and look-like beat-rock like Trevor Rabin ( I love this man!).The easy way is going to use some licks in Goldsmith style´s ( just like in Solid Snake,as you said Wink ),I will bet on that.

Well,that´s my way to look at it.

By yakumo

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19-04-2004, 14:31

Letting discussions about the original game name aside, I would like to hear an alien like arrange of contra better than a military one. Although I heard your orchestral/military version of Metal Gear Tara Theme (wich I liked much), I think that contra is much like an alien like game more than a military one. This makes me think about Predator movie. The ambience is the same, it seems to be a mixture of both themes, but the arguments leads to the story of an alien fighter, a hunter that tries to find his best enemy through all the galaxy. It is not like alien movies, which is clearly futuristic, but if I had to choose, I do the alien way.
Anyway, a good arranger Wink would not matter to start a military theme and then slightly pass to an alien theme.

Regards, David.

By cax

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19-04-2004, 14:39

Speaking about the meaning of the word "contra", in the beginning of 20th century the word "contra" was used in Russia as short version of "counter-revolutionary" - in short, those, who were against the Great October Revolution :-)

By IC

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19-04-2004, 21:29

afaik Gryzor is the name of the game on other platforms.

Afaik Probotector was the title used on the Nes consoles Tongue

But I never got the grips on Contra .. you see a Rambo-style player (muscle-arms etc.) running in a hi-tec enviroment (the underpasses etc.). Parts of the gfx remind of the cold war, but for the rest, it's all a mixed bag of styles.

I always thought that the imagination of coders good be pretty weird. But mixing styles can be succesfull. Look at this forum. They all know contra Wink

But then again, for me it doesn't really matter if is oldstyle vietnam or hi-tech. If the game's playable and has nice graphics, and music to complete the sphere.. Then it is ok.

But when people start mixing styles in the game, they should, or could, add a different music style to it. No big deal. If the spehere is good, and the mood is ok.. And I'm still playing the game, then it is ok for me Smile

But the combination of Mozart and Space Manbow does not compute... Beep.. Error..

By anonymous

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19-04-2004, 22:12

Afaik Probotector was the title used on the Nes consoles Tongue
Just in europe, and on all Nintendo hardware. It was due to german law. All humans have been replaced by robots.

By Sonic_aka_T

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19-04-2004, 23:51

It was due to german law. All humans have been replaced by robots.
How lame is that? And sometimes I feel that shit is only gonna get worse... Doesn't anyone read sci-fi to realize where we're going?!?!? We should al demonstrate and burn our presidents before we're born with censorship cirquits built in to our vocal chords...

By Sama

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20-04-2004, 00:48

The videogame is the cause of all social mischief nowadays. Parents don't need to take care of the upbringing of their children, as long as they don't play videogames. Argh!

But okay, it's getting a little offtopic here, if anyone's interested in discussing about this subject, I propose we make a new topic about that in the 'social talk' section.

By JohnHassink

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20-04-2004, 01:59

The videogame is the cause of all social mischief nowadays. Parents don't need to take care of the upbringing of their children, as long as they don't play videogames. Argh!

But okay, it's getting a little offtopic here, if anyone's interested in discussing about this subject, I propose we make a new topic about that in the 'social talk' section.
What are you waiting for... Smile Go ahead, I'm pretty curious about opinions on that as well.

By Sama

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20-04-2004, 02:12

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