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RELEASE INFORMATION

Title: Contra

Edition: Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits

Media/Formats: Game Card

Developer: Konami

Publisher: NTSC-J: Konami

NTSC-U: Konami

PAL: Konami

Release: NTSC-J: March 15, 2007

NTSC-U: March 30, 2007

PAL: October 26, 2007

 
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OVERVIEW

Konami released a compilation of arcade classics, featuring Contra. Like many other ports, it is run through an emulator. However, in this game, there is a much greater ease of changing game settings. Coupled to each game is an external user interface that provides menu-based modification of settings. The top screen is reserved for the actual game, while the bottom screen is used for the settings. Modifications can be performed during game sessions, during which the game is paused. Customizations vary from simple gameplay elements (starting lives, difficulty, etc.) and graphical settings (ex, various screen ratios) to DIP-switch specific settings.

Bonus material includes game OST, full game demonstration videos, image galleries and more. Multiplayer mode is achieved through wireless multicard. Included is the Japanese version, accessed through a setting change (see below).

Cover: This is an emulated version of arcade Contra, included in the compilation Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits.

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STAGES

See the Stages section of the original arcade Contra.

 
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ARSENAL

See the Arsenal section of the original arcade Contra.

 
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OPPOSITION

See the Opposition section of the original arcade Contra.

 
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CHEATS, ASSISTANCE

There are currently no known cheats, helpful glitches, etc.

 
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FULL PLOT

NTSC-J/NTSC-U/PAL:
See the plot of the original arcade Contra.

 
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SOUNDTRACK

See the Soundtrack section of the original arcade Contra.

 
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VARIANTS

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

 
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REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

NTSC-J: Konami Arcade Collection

-Because the language is set to Japanese by default, the Japanese version of Contra will appear. However, one can still play the North American version by changing the DS’ system language.

NTSC-U: Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits

PAL: Konami Arcade Classics

All 3 regional versions are essentially the same.

 
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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 arcade Contra.

-The games in this compilation, including Contra, run on a custom emulator which runs the arcade original’s ROM images. Extensive settings are available to customize for each of the games; these settings correspond to the original arcade versions’ gameplay settings and DIP switches.

 
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TRIVIA

See the Trivia section of the original arcade Contra.

2-in-1:
Set the North American or PAL DS system’s country to Japan and play Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits. The version of Contra available switches from the North American version to the Japanese version.

 
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PROMOTIONAL MEDIA

There is currently no known promotional media to present.

 
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