Mondo is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the run-and-gun Contra franchise with the premiere vinyl soundtrack release from the classic shooter game that started it all. The year is 2633 and aliens have taken up base on Earth. It's up to Bill and Lance of the Contra unit to rescue the planet from the possible domination of the evil Red Falcon. It's a simple premise anchored with the intriguing original artwork that inspired allusions to the iconic imagery of '80s action stars.
Still, despite its simple origins as a coin-consuming arcade platformer, it took the gaming world by storm when it hit home consoles and single-handedly defined the shooter for years to come. The music is electrifying. Catchy, rhythmic, and iconic. "Base Theme" and "Snowfall" push the envelope of 8-Bit music, creating memorable, looping hooks that never overstay their welcome. Contra is a difficult game, and these ear-worms are always there to motivate you through endless deaths and continues.
Featuring both the NES/FAMICOM and the original Arcade version of the soundtracks, on two sides of vinyl with all new original artwork by Eric Powell.