Creative gamer mods Contra NES cartridge to propose to girlfriend

By Shawn Knight
Jul 25, 2013
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  1. I’ve seen some pretty clever (and geeky) marriage proposals over the years but forcing your girlfriend to beat a video game – and not a very easy one – before you’ll pop the question is on another level. That’s exactly...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    I think I recall reading about this a few years back. I'm not certain though. :/

    It's still interesting regardless. :) I know I fall short of having the talent to do such things.
  3. That's my buddy Quinn! I can't believe the news he's making with this, pretty awesome. To be fair, they get together like once a week and play Contra all the way through, so this wasn't some evil scheme to have her beat a hard game.

    Oh, and she did say yes ;)
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  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    Now the creators of the contra game will sue Quinn for copyright infringement. :)
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  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    Haha, I was going to say, what if she got bored and couldn't be bothered playing through :)
    Thanks for letting us know the outcome.
  6. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 103   +24

    I find this extremely cool.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    It's a good thing such things didn't exist when I proposed to my wife in the early 80's. If it did, I'd still be trying to hack the game today by which time she may have lost interest.
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  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    I don't remember Contra being that good to want to play through it once a week, but each to their own :)
  9. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    This inspires me... Hmm, now to choose old-school game to use for divorce proposal... Splatterhouse??? XD
    highlander84 likes this.
  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,937   +157

    So that's who bought my old NES contra game off ebay.
  11. True (nerd) story.

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