I recommend you just go online and see who's there.
Do note that the servers have screwed up last November, so you will not necessarily see if a lobby has people. Just go into a lobby repeatedly until you see the players. There ARE people online, just the server display is screwed up. --- Stupid tire! Ya friggin' tire! You think you're better than me?! I'll kick your ass! "spokesperson of Contra's fans, customers, and developers"