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RELEASE INFORMATION

Title: Contra

Edition: Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania And Contra

Media/Formats: CD

Developer: Konami

Publisher: NTSC-J: Unreleased

NTSC-U: Konami

PAL: Unreleased

Release: NTSC-J: Unreleased

NTSC-U: November 16, 2002

PAL: Unreleased

 
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OVERVIEW

This compilation of Konami games includes the following directly playable NES games: Castlevania 1-3, Contra and Super Contra (North American releases). A ROM of Jackal for the NES is also present, however, it is unknown if there is an intended method to access and play it. The games simply run off a built-in emulator.

In terms of Contra, it is nearly identical to its NES source, with the only differences being the removal of references to Nintendo. The player has the liberty of using a small variety of options typical of emulators: save/load states (simply considered saving and loading in the game), control customization, sound and video options. For multiplayer games, however, both players must share the same keyboard by default.

The online game service GameTap signed a deal with Konami and formerly hosted this as a re-release on their website as a purchasable download (see here).

Covers: This is an emulated version of NES Contra, included in the compilation Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania And Contra.

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STAGES

See the Stages section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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ARSENAL

See the Arsenal section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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OPPOSITION

See the Opposition section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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CHEATS, ASSISTANCE

Cheats

Note: This port of Contra allows for the customization of controls. It is assuming the following keyboard configuration for the NES gamepad:

D-Pad – Arrow keys
A – A
B – B
Select – Spacebar
Start – Enter

Adjust the codes below according to your configuration.

30 Lives: When the title screen scrolls left, or after the opening tune begins, press UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, ENTER.

30 lives will be provided in 1 Player mode. For 30 lives in 2 Player mode, use the same code above, but press SPACEBAR before START. 30 lives are provided at the start of the game, as well as when continuing after a Game Over. This is the Konami Code.

Glitches

Shoot While Ducking: In the base stages, while ducking (hold DOWN), hold the UP button of the second player. Although the player appears to remain prone, his bullets originate from the standing position.

 
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FULL PLOT

NTSC-J/NTSC-U/PAL:
See the NTSC-U plot of the NES version of Contra.

 
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SOUNDTRACK

See the Soundtrack section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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VARIANTS

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

 
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REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

This compilation was released only in North America.

 
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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 NES version of Contra.

-The games featured in this compilation, including Contra, are modified NES ROMs (NTSC-U); the program’s executable itself is an NES emulator, officially created by Konami. These NES ROMs are modified from the original NES release, usually with the removal of references to Nintendo (see the title screen above).

 
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TRIVIA

See the Trivia section of the NES version of 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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