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RELEASE INFORMATION

Title: 魂斗羅スピリッツ (Contra Spirits)

Edition: i-revo

Media/Formats: Digital Download

Developer: Konami

Publisher: NTSC-J: Konami

NTSC-U: Unreleased

PAL: Unreleased

Release: NTSC-J: March, 2006

NTSC-U: Unreleased

PAL: Unreleased

 
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OVERVIEW

In a joint venture with Internet Initiative Japan, a telecommunications provider, Konami established the digital distribution service i-Revo (short of Internet Revolution, one of Konami’s own subsidiaries). Among the variety of media selections, a small library of Konami’s 8 and 16 bit games were available to play as a paid rental service. The premise is analogous to the Wii Virtual Console (and the similar download services on Playstation and XBox based consoles).

Included in this library was the original Super Famicom version of Contra Spirits. This port was presumably completely identical to the retail release, except for being played on a Windows machine. Whether any degree of configuration (controls, audio, video, etc.) was provided is unknown.

The portal site was geo-restricted to Japan; therefore, users from the rest of the world could not access any of the site content by regular means.

It is currently unclear whether the games were played via the browser directly, were downloaded locally to the client’s computer, or whether there was the choice of either option. It is also unclear whether video games could be purchased as an alternative. However, a few payment plans were offered for the 30 day rentals, including the choice of 3, 5 or all games. Additionally, a 30 minute free trial option was provided.

The video game subdivision of the i-Revo service was discontinued in 2011.

Cover: This version of Contra Spirits is a digitally downloaded product.

 
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STAGES

See the Stages section of the original SNES version of Contra III.

 
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ARSENAL

See the Arsenal section of the original SNES version of Contra III.

 
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OPPOSITION

See the Opposition section of the original SNES version of Contra III.

 
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CHEATS, ASSISTANCE

See the Cheats, Assistance section of the original SNES version of Contra III. (the key configuration would have been adjusted for keyboard/joystick)

 
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FULL PLOT

NTSC-J:
See the NTSC-J plot of the original SNES version of Contra III.

 
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SOUNDTRACK

See the Soundtrack section of the original SNES version of Contra III.

 
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VARIANTS

There are currently no known variants of this port of Contra Spirits.

 
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REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

This downloadable version of Contra Spirits was released only in Japan.

 
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DEVELOPMENTAL MATERIAL

There is currently no known developmental material to present.

 
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

See the Technical Information section of the original SNES version of Contra III.

-The port consists of a ROM image of Contra Spirits operating through a proprietary emulator designed by Konami (either through the web browser or a downloaded program).

 
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TRIVIA

See the Trivia section of the original SNES version of Contra III.

-This was the first and only Windows port of Contra III (Contra Spirits) from Konami to date. All other conversions and ports have been targeted towards console and portable game systems.

 
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PROMOTIONAL MEDIA

There is currently no known promotional media to present.

 
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