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RELEASE INFORMATION

Title: コントラ (Contra)

Edition: Konami GB Collection (Vol. 1)

Media/Formats: Cartridge

Developer: Konami

Publisher: NTSC-J: Konami

NTSC-U: Unreleased

PAL: Unreleased

Release: NTSC-J: September 25, 1997

NTSC-U: Unreleased

PAL: Unreleased

 
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OVERVIEW

Re-release of Contra on an official multi-cart. It provides additional Super Game Boy support in the form of a border around the game screen. A limited color palette is also used for the game selection menu. Save for the lack of the Konami logo before the title screen, there are currently no known differences with the actual game.

Covers:

kongbcoll1gb

 
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STAGES

See the Stages section of the original Game Boy version of Operation C.

 
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ARSENAL

See the Arsenal section of the original Game Boy version of Operation C.

 
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OPPOSITION

See the Opposition section of the original Game Boy version of Operation C.

 
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CHEATS, ASSISTANCE

Cheats

Input the following codes on the title screen, when asked to press START.

10 Lives: Press UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, LEFT, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT, B, A, START. The player will have 10 lives when starting the game or continuing after a Game Over.

Sound Test Menu: Press UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, A, B, START.

Level Select Menu (Redundant): NOTE: This code is pointless in this version since it features the Level Select menu by default; however, inputting the code plays a confirmation sound.
Press UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, B, A, START.

Hidden Elements

Hidden Homing Gun Powerups: Approximately 2/3 of the way into the fourth stage, there is a dormant egg on the left side. It contains a Homing Gun powerup. Atop the first climb on the fifth stage, there is a facehugger that does not break out of the display tube. This tube contains another Homing Gun Powerup.

Easily Cross the Bridge: Just before the stage 3 boss, there is a gap that is very difficult to cross. Wait 20 seconds and a bridge will form over the gap, eliminating the risk of getting killed.

 
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FULL PLOT

NTSC-J:
See the NTSC-J plot of the original Game Boy version of Operation C.

 
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SOUNDTRACK

See the Soundtrack section of the original Game Boy version of Operation C.

 
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VARIANTS

There are currently no known variants of this re-release of Contra for Game Boy.

 
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REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

The Game Boy version of Konami GB Collection Vol. 1 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 Game Boy version of Operation C.

No technical information specific to this re-release yet.

 
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TRIVIA

See the Trivia section of the original Game Boy version of Operation C.

No trivia specific to this re-release yet.

 
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PROMOTIONAL MEDIA

Posters And Ads

Konami Magazine volume 8:

konmagvol8

 
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