Contra: Hard Corps

Description

Details

  • Id: 93
  • Platforms: Genesis
  • Abbreviation: contrahc
  • Display Name: Contra: Hard Corps
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  • Platformer
  • Shooter

Publications

Contra: Hard Corps is the only game of the Contra series released on the Genesis / Mega Drive console. In this game, you get to choose between four characters, each with different abilities and weapons.
This game has four completely different final stages, each with a different ending, depending on the choices you make earlier. This run takes the second quickest path leading to one of these final stages. There are also runs which get the faster secret ending and the best ending.
The Japanese version was chosen because for some reason it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.
Fang is used due to a glitch that allows him to deliver fully charged D weapon shots without taking time to charge them.
This movie by Soig beats his old record by 00:06.88 seconds. To learn more about these improvements, you can read the author's comments.
Contra: Hard Corps is the only game of the Contra series released on the Genesis / Mega Drive console. In this game, you get to choose between four characters, each with different abilities and weapons. The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.
You can also get several different endings, based on which choices you make at several points. In this movie, the author takes the "best ending", which is the only ending that rewards the player with a "GOOD JOB!" screen at the end. There is also a run which obtains a worse ending but still shows off a number of the game's stages. There is also a run which gets the secret ending.
In this movie, Soig improves his previous effort by 00:12.77 seconds.
Contra: Hard Corps (1994) was the first game in the series to be exclusively released on a non-Nintendo console. The game took a lot of elements from previous installments and spiced them up with even more dynamic combat, different playable characters, nonlinear plot and about twice the amount of boss fights.
In this movie the author takes the secret "fifth ending", thereby skipping most of the game. If you want to see runs which play more of the game, then you should see this run (with the quickest "normal" ending) or this run (with the "best" ending).
The Japanese version was chosen because, for some reason, it gives the players a health bar, allowing them to take some damage without dying.

While the time may look longer, it is a 00:00.25 second improvement over the previous movie. The previous movie used an inaccurate FPS (60) instead of the standard Genesis framerate (59.923).


Game Versions

Type Name Title Override Region Version Sha1 Md5 Platform
Good Contra - Hard Corps (U) [!].bin U 68EA84146105BDA91F6056932FF4FB42AA3EB4A7 2BD30479556DA5C310D8F2A1FE66E8FA Genesis
Good Contra - The Hard Corps (J) [!].bin J 0A9D263490497C85D7010979765C48F98D9927BD 3D94F57AF4258416E65197A9DA854219 Genesis