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Contra is an arcade game released in 1987 by the Konami corporation. The player controls a commando who battles waves of enemies including humans, machines, mutants and aliens to reach his ultimate goal. Much of the game's popularity came from its two-player simultaneous gameplay, which was an uncommon feature in video games at the time of Contra's release. While successful in the arcades, the game became and remained widely popular and remembered when it was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988. Contra was voted #1 by gaming website as being the "Toughest Game to Beat".

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    Super Mario Bros.

    Buy Super mario bros. game Super Mario Bros. is a platform game developed by Nintendo in late 1985 and published for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a sequel to the 1983 game Mario Bros.

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    Donkey Kong

    Buy Donkey Kong nes game Jumpman (now known as Mario) must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady (now known as Pauline), from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo's most popular characters.

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    The Legend of Zelda

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    Adventure Island

    Adventure Island is a side-scrolling platform game also known as Hudson's Adventure Island of the Nintendo Entertainment System. First released in Japan in 1986. Master Higgins is attempting to rescue his mate by traversing the tropical island.

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    Chip'n Dale

    Buy Chip n' Dale - nes game In 1990, Capcom released the Disney's Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers platform video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game offered both single player and cooperative modes, and allowed players to choose which levels to access via a map.

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    Duck Tales

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    Battle City

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