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Contra
魂斗羅
(1987)



 
 
CONTRA
魂斗羅 / コントラ



20 Feb 1987 - Contra [AC]

28 Jan 1988 - Super Contra [AC]

9 Feb 1988 - Contra [FC]

26 May 1989 - Contra [MSX2]

2 Feb 1990 - Super Contra [FC]

8 Jan 1991 - Contra [GB]

28 Feb 1992 - Contra Spirits [SFC]

15 Sep 1994 - Contra Hard Corps [MD]

23 Sep 1994 - Contra Spirits [GB]

14 Nov 2002 - Shin Contra [PS2]

14 Nov 2002 - Contra Hard Spirits [GBA]

3 Nov 2004 - Neo Contra [PS2]

13 Mar 2008 - Contra Dual Spirits [DS]
 
 

Arcade
 
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Arcade Flyer (front / back)
 

 
Contra
魂斗羅
FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Famicom
Released 9 Feb 1988
Publisher Konami
Product ID RC826
Size (cm) 14 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
Once again Konami deliver a superb Famicom conversion of one of their arcade smash hits.
Fast, violent, 2-player... A superb release in every way, and a massive highlight of the period.
Very hard to find in good condition!

Standard FC cardboard packaging, 2Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

Contra Hisshō Hō Manual
魂斗羅 必勝法マニュアル
FAMILY COMPUTER KONAMI SPECIAL
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 5 Mar 1988
Publisher Konami Shuppan
Product ID ISBN4-87655-012-3
Size (cm) 17.3 x 10.5 x 0.7
Weight (kg) 0.11
PRICE
STATUS
Vintage 'Winning Technique Manual' for the Famicom Contra.
Features character profiles, art, and a complete breakdown of every stage.

64 pages, Japanese.

Contra Hisshō Kanpeki Hon
魂斗羅 必勝完ペキ本
FAMILY COMPUTER HISSHŌ KANPEKI HON
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 10 Apr 1988
Publisher Tokumashoten
Product ID no ISBN#
Size (cm) 17.3 x 10.5 x 0.7
Weight (kg) 0.11
PRICE
STATUS
Second guide book release for the FC Contra, very similar to the first but with a little added detail here and there.

82 pages, Japanese.

Contra - Konami Game Books Series 4
魂斗羅 コナミゲームブックシリーズ4
KONAMI SPECIAL
DETAILS
Format Game Book
Released 5 June 1988
Publisher Konami Shuppan
Product ID ISBN4-87655-019-0
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
'You are the Hero' adventure book based on the Contra storyline.
A very sought-after piece of official Contra merchandise!

280 pages, Japanese.

Contra
魂斗羅
MSX2
DETAILS
Format MSX
Released 26 May 1989
Publisher Konami
Product ID RC762
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
The MSX2 Contra does really well despite the hardware handicap.
So much so that it might be the best arcade / action production on the MSX format - if you can find a copy!
Currently valued at just under $200 in good condition.


Large plastic case, 1Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Contra
コントラ
GAME BOY
DETAILS
Format Game Boy
Released 8 Jan 1991
Publisher Konami
Product ID DMG-CNJ
Size (cm) 10 x 9 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
Contra makes a small appearance on the Game Boy in a remixed version whose layout feels like a blend of the FC Contra and FC Super Contra.

Standard GB cardboard packaging, 2Mbit cartridge, monochrome manual.

Oretachi Gasen Zoku - Contra
オレたちゲーセン族 魂斗羅

PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 25 May 2006
Publisher Hamster
Product ID SLPM-62730
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
Direct port of the original arcade Contra game, courtesy of Hamster's Oretachi Gasen Zoku series.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, instructions card w/ mini-CD & mini-DVD-Rom, colour booklet, etc.

 

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