This ad is ridiculously cheesy and homoerotic but have you ever seen anything as cool as the Jackal squad standing side by side with the Contra boys? The guy in the back looks like a constipated James Franco and it’s nice to see Kane Roberts was smart enough to realize he couldn’t play in Alice Cooper’s band forever.
Personally, I was never much of a fan of Jackal. I played it almost every weekend at my friend’s house and it was fun for the time just because it was Nintendo and it was military stuff, but I don’t remember us ever getting very far in it. Same deal with Metal Gear.
Contra, on the other hand, was flippin’ awesome. Still a great game to this day and thank Zeus for the Konami Code because I don’t know how anyone was ever supposed to make it through that game with only three lives. The game was recently given makeover as the retro-iffic Contra ReBirth and is available for download on Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console. Haven’t played it yet, but I plan to.