Contra Anniversary Collection
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Themes: ActionPlatformerShoot 'em upCoopLocal MultiplayerLocal-coopMultiplayerSingle-playerCollection
Content Rating: Everyone10+
The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of players. Grab power ups and blast your way through waves of menacing enemies and bosses that will put your reaction skills to the test. Also included is a digital Bonus Book with tons of concept documents and sketches, the official chronology of the franchise, an exclusive interview with the veteran producer of the series, and more!
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The inclusion of Japanese versions is a lovely touch, especially as each has its own save file. Even 50 and 60hz has split files so you can try your hand at beating them both. It’s also great to see a bonus digital book bundled in which gives players a bit more of the history behind the games. All in all, the Contra Anniversary Collection is a great package, it’s a slice of history which perfectly partners the recent Castlevania Anniversary Collection. I’d definitely like to see more of these, even if I am terrible at them.
Overall, this is a solid collection of classic action games that have enjoyable boss fights and provide a great challenge, but it doesn’t feel like a definitive compilation.
The Contra collection finishes Konami's 50th birthday bash in style. Several games in the mix are duplicative, and the original arcade title shows its age, but this is still a handsome package for fans of Contra, students of early run-and-gun action, and local co-op aficianados. It covers the early evolution of the series across several platforms, regions, and technologies, and hosts some of the most noteworthy side-scrolling shooters of the late 80s and early 90s.