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Game name Contra
First released on
Friday 20th of February 1987
Genres Arcade, Platform, Shooter
Age ratings ESRB E10 · PEGI Seven (Violence, Fear)
Game modes Single player, Multiplayer, Co-operative
Publisher(s) Ocean Software, Konami
Developer(s) Konami
Platform(s) DOS, C64, ACPC, ZXS, Arcade, MSX2, fds, NES, PS2, xla, VC
Views 818 times
Rating 8.71/10 (7 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

In Contra, the player controls one of two armed military commandos named Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer and Lance "Scorpion" Bean, who are sent on a mission to neutralize a terrorist group called the Red Falcon Organization that is planning to take over the Earth. Details of the game's setting varies between supplementary materials: the Japanese versions sets the game in the year 2633 on the fictional "Galuga archipelago" near New Zealand, whereas the manual for the American NES version sets the game during the present in an unnamed South American island. The American storyline also changes the identity of "Red Falcon" from being the name of a terrorist organization to the name of an alien entity.

Contra Summary

Contra (魂斗羅 Kontora), known as Probotector in Europe and Gryzor in Oceania, is a 1987 run and gun action game developed and published by Konami originally released as a coin-operated arcade game on February 20, 1987. A home version was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988, along with ports for various computer formats, including the MSX2. The home versions were localized in the PAL region as Gryzor on the various computer formats and as Probotector on the NES, released later. Several Contra sequels were produced following the original game.

Contra releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Friday 20th of February 1987 Arcade
Flag Japan Tuesday 2nd of February 1988 Family Computer Disk System
Flag North America Tuesday 2nd of February 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Japan Tuesday 9th of February 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Europe Friday 28th of December 1990 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Worldwide Thursday 25th of May 2006 PlayStation 2
Flag Worldwide Wednesday 8th of November 2006 Xbox Live Arcade
Flag Japan Tuesday 2nd of February 2010 Virtual Console (Nintendo)

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