Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Full List Of Contra Games In The Upcoming Collection


So the full list of games for next month's Contra collection have been confirmed and it includes the following:

Contra (Arcade)
Contra (NES) / Contra (Famicom)
Super Contra (Arcade)
Super C (NES)
Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) / Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (SNES)
Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis) / Probotector (Sega Mega Drive)
Operation C (Game Boy)

For those who need a little more context, Contra and Super Contra were originally arcade titles before they were "repurposed" onto the NES, which added and changed a few things around. The Famicom version of Contra has a few extra bits missing from the NES version, like cutscenes and stuff.

Probotector is the repurposed European versions of Contra, where Bill and Lance were replaced with robots due to some archaic censorship laws. Admittedly, treating these as separate games feels like a bit of a cop-out, but given that there'll be a free patch to play the overseas releases, I suppose they might as well slap those on there now and get them out of the way.

So it's a pretty "standard" collection of the old Contra games and, as a result of this collection being a multiplatform release, this will be the first time that Contra (NES) has been re-released onto a Nintendo platform since Contra 4 on the Nintendo DS included the game as a hidden feature. I do think this collection got the short end of the stick with a measly seven games instead of the standard eight... I guess Konami figured nobody wanted to play Contra Force.

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