Who & Why – Contra Central Introduction

Everyone knows that games have changed a lot and the gaming industry now is bigger than ever, but there’s something special about games from the Golden Age and the retro arcade style. Maybe nostalgia is part of it, but undeniably arcade games are a different experience and the legendary games from this period are still widely known and discussed for a reason, right?

No matter the age, everyone knows the early arcade classics such as Pacman, Frogger, Asteroids and Space Invaders, which laid out core elements of gameplay and set the course for the game industry. 

The arcade gaming was perfected by Nintendo in the 80s and 90s with the creation of the legendary NES and SNES, creating gems that defined the retro aesthetic such as Super Mario, Castlevania, Metroid, and of course, Contra! All of which were widely successful on their releases and have started long lasting franchises, which then received countless homages from newer games.

At Contra Central we value all of these good old games and relish the retro arcade gaming as a whole, the original and unique stories, the simple yet challenging gameplay mechanics, the well thought level design, the thrilling boss fights, the pleasant aesthetic and the instantly recognizable soundtracks. Our mission is to share with you all of these elements and help you appreciate these games to the max, providing you with information, reviews, tips, cheat codes, game recommendations and much more!

Our great passion is Contra, the legendary run-and-gun game series launched in 1987 by Konami, a challenging game with ingenious level design and different gameplay modes throughout the campaign that provide you with a thrilling and exciting experience