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RELEASE INFORMATION

Title: 魂斗羅 (Contra)

Edition: アーケードアーカイブス (Arcade Archives)

Media/Formats: Digital Download

Developer: Hamster Game Corporation

Publisher: NTSC-J: Konami

NTSC-U: Konami

PAL: Konami

Release: NTSC-J: August 10, 2016

NTSC-U: September 27, 2016

PAL: November 15, 2016

 
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OVERVIEW

Hamster Corporation has produced a Playstation 4 port of the original arcade version of Contra, as part of its Arcade Archives lineup of ports to the game console. This edition can be considered the successor to their Oretachi Gēsen Zoku series for the Playstation 2, for which they also produced a port of the game. Unlike the PS2 release, this version is a digital download and not a physical release; it is available through the Playstation Store (Playstation Network service).

In addition to the original play experience, several options are available. The Arcade Archives interface allows capturing video and screenshots, which can be shared with other players online. It is also possible to record high scores and publish online for ranking competition.

Interestingly, this port includes both the Japanese and North American releases of the arcade original. Players can choose which to play from the game menu. There are 4 modes of play: original Japanese version, original North American version, Hi-Score Mode and Caravan Mode. The specifics of the latter 2 are currently unknown. It is possible that the Hi-Score Mode is used for the score publishing aspect.

Covers: N/A; this version of Contra is a digitally downloaded product.

 
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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:
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

Currently, this version has received a Japanese release only.

 
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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.

-Similar to Hamster’s PS2 port, this version consists of a proprietary emulator, which runs the ROM images of the Japanese and North American arcade originals. Some, though not all, of the original DIP switch settings can be customized through the user interface provided.

-The official web site provides an online manual for the game, possibly for a limited time. Notable information pages:

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TRIVIA

See the Trivia section of the original arcade Contra.

No trivia specific to this port yet.

 
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PROMOTIONAL MEDIA

There is currently no known promotional media to present.

 
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