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Contra Anniversary Collection Shoots Up The Switch This Summer

[Full List of Games Revealed]:
Updated 5/28/19:


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

That’s an awful lot of Contra! The Famicom version of Contra is the same as the NES game except it features slightly better visuals. Probotector replaced the human protagonists with robots.

In addition there will be an update to the game after it launches that will include the Japanese versions of these titles:

  • Contra (Arcade)
  • Super Contra: Alien No Gyakushu (Arcade)
  • Super Contra (NES)
  • Contra Spirits (Super NES)
  • Contra (Game Boy)
  • Contra: the Hard Corps (Mega Drive)


[Original Article]:

As part of Konami’s 50th anniversary, the company will be releasing the Contra Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo Switch sometime during “Early Summer 2019”. This eShop game will contain eight games. The first four announced include: Contra (Arcade), Super Contra (Arcade), Super C (NES), and Contra III: The Alien Wars (Super NES). The last four will be announced in the coming months. Also included will be a special eBook that will show off some behind the scenes stuff, like artwork and interviews.

Contra fans are no doubt aware that for some reason the original NES version of Contra, arguably the best of the series, has been MIA from collections and digital services for a very long time. As of now it is not included here either, but we really hope Konami figures out a way to include it in this collection! Here’s hoping!



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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