GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 026

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  1. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    Welcome to the 26th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be "old school" titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing's for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

    GBAtemp Recommends!

    Operation C​

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    Released in 1991, Operation C was Konami’s first Contra game for handheld devices. Similar to its NES predecessor, this Gameboy title boasted impressive graphics, sound, and gameplay for its time.

    The plot of the game once again follows an elite warrior, known as Lance Bean, who takes the fight to an alien race set upon world domination. The story which proceeded differed between Japanese and N. American localizations. North American gamers fought through platforming bliss with guns a-blaze while working towards defeating a super alien known as Black Viper. Japanese gamers enjoyed the same gameplay but attempted to thwart an unnamed nation from obtaining an alien super weapon.

    Operation C packed a lot of great things into a small green-n-black (black-n-white – depending on your Gameboy of choice) themed package. The game contained a total of 5 stages that mixed side-scrolling and overhead platforming experiences. The music was a rehash from the original NES, which instantly made a new experience seem familiar. Drawing from inspiration from the NES, the game retained many popular weapon choices from Spreads to the Fire Gun. A default rapid fire feature was introduced for Operation C resulting in the removal of the Machine Gun. Additionally the Laser Gun was removed and replaced with a Homing Gun capable of tracking enemies from a distance. Familiar enemies make their reappearance in Operation C, with the addition of new boss battles. Stages are cleverly designed to seem familiar but offer enough change to cause an untimely death. Overhead stages have been added to take the place of the enemy base stages. In the overhead view the player attacks the enemy base, killing as they go, until reaching yet another interestingly designed boss fight.

    Operation C is not a terribly difficult game, due in part to the inclusion of rapid fire and the Homing Gun. Seasoned Contra players will be able to make their way through the game in one sitting, players new to the franchise will find earlier revision more challenging. Yet at the end of the adventure Operation C remains a fun experience, one worth playing.

    Genre: Platformer
    Type: Retail Release
    Release Date: 1991
    Developed by: Konami
    System: Gameboy

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  2. mjax

    mjax GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 8, 2010
    Was playing it just this morning on my Gameboy Color. Very nice recommendation!
  3. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    I loved this game back in the day. Might have to dig it out and do a quick play through.
  4. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    it seems tht contra must be one of those games whose graphic's concept has not changed over the years which has kept its originality.
  5. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    Seems interesting. Might give it a shot.
  6. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

    Sep 14, 2009
    Hell yeah!
    If your not planning to play the game you should at least check out the soundtrack, it's really good.
  7. sdfoiwejfoi
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    Apr 14, 2012
  8. jarejare3

    jarejare3 PROFILE CHANGE!

    Dec 8, 2010
    Kuala lumpur?
    ^ What does that have to do with anything???

    Back to topic: Awesome game, used to remember playing this back in the days.