It's a game I've played to death and I love it still. That feel of near-mastery over something, where you're better than a large percentage at it.
There's not many things I can claim to know that feeling, and Contra III is one of those oh-so-few things that I can enjoy in that sense.
Shame I don't have anyone else of similar skill to play it with... It's just not near as fun to play on Normal difficulty.
Ah well. I think I'll deal with it.
Know what I want to see more of in game?
Sure, there's characters and moments that are like "Oh man, that's so awesome!" or make us yell out "BADASS!!" and such.
Those are good moments.
But are they Ball-Busting Awesome? The kind of amazing that happens only every so often, and when it does, you don't even realize just how amazing it is. It's so far into the realm of greatness that you have to let it kinda... Sink in. Sometimes years after the fact.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Exhibit A in Ball-Busting Awesome.
I rest my case.