Contra Box Demos Konami’s Blatant Theft of Cool ’80s Movie Ideas
Reddit sure knows how to be entertaining. Check out this graphic that was posted demonstrating Konami‘s brilliance in making Contra appeal to everyone who ever watched a sci-fi movie from 1982 to 1989.
Not the first cover to steal a good idea from somebody else, though: there was the Deadliest Catch box that tries desperately to make crabs as exciting as fighting Nazis, for example. And at least Contra didn’t lift the entire concept of a game directly from another game, slap it on the iPhone, and then not apologize for it.