The NES, like a lot of other home computers and home consoles, had it's own fair share of well known arcade ports.
Contra was released by Konami in 1989. It came in the classic Konami silver box, which gave players a sign that they were getting a quality Konami game.
Contra was a sci-fi based, action shooter that was clearly inspired by the 80s action movies like Rambo and Commando, Lance and Bill even resemble Arnie and Sly. Red Falcon, the final boss of the game has a look of the xenomorph. The game was hard, yet short, though the game features the Konami code, to give players an extra boost in 30 lives.