10 Co-Op Video Games That Created More Enemies Than Friends
5. Contra Runs The Gamut Of Annoying Co-Op Features
In many ways, the frustrations of Contras two player modes were in no way unique to the game. In fact, its actually something of a hall-of-fame collection for 8-bit co-op frustrations. For many, though, it was their first taste of many popular multiplayer annoyances of the era.
Such as: screen change deaths caused by uncooperative players, losing out on the best power up when you needed it most, and of course, watching in vein as your no-good partner proceeds to go through lives like theyre trying to cause the enemy take pity. Suddenly, viewing your friends as the ultimate liability in your pursuit of success became as essential a part of the Contra experience as the Konami code.