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This Is the Run

This Is the Run: Contra: Hard Corps - Part 01

Hey, bro! That's the sound of the air-police!

Gaming's greatest challenges, met head-on by gaming's greatest game players.

Jan. 29 2018

Cast: Vinny, Dan

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Contra: Hard Corps

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They did it!

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Glad I could be here (here?) for THE run.

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How shitty is the camera during co-op?

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Aha! Is this our cha- ...run?!

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I heard that this was the run?

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This is the run.

Isn't it?

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The run, this is

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i got all the endings in this game when i was 6... so this is the run for sure

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I'm about to watch it, but I'm surprised they jumped all the way to this one. It was the first Contra game I played which I did not beat, at least not all the way. The funny thing about it is that there are multiple endings based on which paths you take.

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Edited By mellotronrules

this is the runfun.

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Here?

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Edited By noisetank3000

This is a Dan Ryckert ass game. I love how into this he is.

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I know, I know, this is the run... and yet I sense that I'm going to be pretty tired of some levels' music by the time we see credits.

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Edited By kdr_11k

This game is so hard, the Japanese version gave you 3 health so you didn't die from one hit. They removed that for the US release...

Also the game has a secret joke ending pretty early on, I guess you won't be going for that one?

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Oh my god this is amazing :'D

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Woof!

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I love it! Dan and Vinny, thank you for being great!

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I was literally humming "Black or White" to myself as Dan said the faces changing was like the Black or White video. Freaked me the hell out for a hot second.

Back on topic: this is a joy to behold.

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This game seems kinda awesome. Everything is exploding or on fire all the time. This series is going to be great.

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This game is hard.

It will be interesting to see how many practice sessions are posted before it's the run.

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Honestly, this episode is a lot longer than I thought it would be. Thanks guys, good luck and good job on creating a series to run through 2019!

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Oh, it's Probotector with a weird skin :P

Kidding aside, this game is so goddamn hard.

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This one's going to take awhile.

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This game looks amazing... how have I not heard of this?

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danryckert  Staff

@xeirus said:

This game looks amazing... how have I not heard of this?

I've always thought that this game didn't get enough credit. It's fucking awesome.

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Edited By roytheone

This game seems insane and hard as balls. So its perfect for this series!

Also it has a werewolf with a minigun for an arm and sunglasses. How can you not like that?

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All five endings or it doesn't count!

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I totally missed Jackal pt 2, and was surprised to see this pop up

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Uptown Funk gonna give it to ya.

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Edited By Melonpan

The way that title screen comes in makes very little sense but is dope nonetheless.

EDIT: Actually that's just this whole game huh

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I can't believe they completed it so quick!

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Edited By Pilgrimm1981

Back when I still collected old games, I used to have this game. Well I had the European version which is called Probotector. Was quite a pricey game. I never even got close to beating it.

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Yeah I played this on the Sega Channel and maybe got past the first level?

Shit is intense.

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I wonder if Hard Corps: Uprising is hard enough to justify a This Is The Run

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@hakunin: i thought the same thing. i loved this game as a kid, but was so bad at it. im so glad they are covering this as i'll get to see so much more than i ever could

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I've always wondered if this game's action was inspired by Gunstar Heroes. So many explosions!

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Edited By ShiftyAxel

Holy smokes, wasn't expecting this one to be the run.

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Well, it's no Contra Force, but this'll definitely give them a run for their run.

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How have I never played this game? Looks awesome

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The Ballad of the Unnamed Robot

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They got around 20% of the way through. This is going to be a long feature.

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This could be the greatest run ever !!!

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Contra: Mumble Corps

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Wow! a new world record.

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This game is so good.

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Oh, I loooooove this game. No idea how me and my friend beat this (or at least got close to the ending, can't be sure anymore) back in the day. I probably wouldn't even survive the second boss if I tried now.

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Here? Glad to see you back so soon!

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Is that the bassline for Baby Got Back during the character select

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never seen this game before, so many cool things happening on the screen at once.

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This game is fuckin' bonkers.