Learn About Contra’s Red Falcon Organization in the Most Hilarious Way Possible (VIDEO)
OK, so … we may or may not be obsessed with the Lore YouTube channel. We’ve shared tons of their content in the past and we just can’t seem to get enough how they spin whatever is hot in gaming and turn into 60 minutes of informative comedy. From popular horror games, to PUBG – nothing is off limits for Lore in a Minute.
The latest video from the team delves into one of my favorite franchises of all time: Contra. The series first made its debut back in 1987 and from their an empire was born. For those familiar with the series, the game’s antagonist organization ‘Red Falcon’ is a familiar concept and that’s just what the latest lore video addresses … just with some hilarious flair. In a spot where you can’t enjoy the hilarity in all of its animated glory? We’ve got you covered with a full transcript of the video below:
In 1957, an object crash landed in the Amazon basin near the Mayan ruins. Scientists shrugged it off as a humdrum meteorite but for 30 years — or 6 months in gross-alien-abomination years — Red Falcon, the most evil being in the galaxy, established a foothold in the rainforest to conquer Earth, and ultimately the Universe.
By 1987, the backstory from the Japanese game manual was completely ignored and politicians in Washington learned of the coming invasion. Unfortunately, an all-out assault on the Amazon Basin would have caused an international incident, so instead, two warriors were chosen to take down Red Falcon, 80’s style. When a pair of Hollywood action heroes didn’t return their calls, the government enlisted Privates First Class Bill “MadDog” Rizer and Lance “Scorpion” Bean of the Contra Unit of elite commandos.
MadDog and Scorpion will have to blast through waves of alien henchman, utilize devastating weapon upgrades and punish a few mini-bosses but if they hope to defeat Red Falcon, they’ll learn they can’t just unload unlimited amounts of lead into its big ugly face. They’ll have to capture… its heart. And probably have, like 30 lives.”
What did you think about the latest Lore video? What other franchises would you like to see them tackle next? Sound off with all of your Contra thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.