Contra Anniversary Collection

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80 / 100
Jun 13, 2019

The best collection from Konami, head to head with the Castlevania one... Shooting to the chiptune rock rhythms brings out our youth emotions, while the action keep being hypnotic, magic... like 30 years ago. We only miss some titles in the colection and hope that M2 fix the frame rate on the coin op. The rest, it's still wonderful.

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6 / 10
Jul 9, 2019

The Contra Anniversary Collection could have been so much more.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2019

Co-op, seven unique games, and plenty of challenge wrapped up into one collection. Do not skip.

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7 / 10
Jun 12, 2019

Overall, the Contra Anniversary Collection is a pleasant shoot down memory lane, but the duplicate games are frustrating additions, taking up slots that could’ve been filled by more unique titles.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2019

Contra Anniversary Collection offers a series of run and guns of undisputed historical value in a package that honestly could have offered so much more. Contra III: The Alien War and Hard Corps remain as beautiful as the sun, and the two arcade games still offer a steep but extremely rewarding challenge, however the superfluous presence of the Probotectors can only appear as a waste of space in the eyes of the true fans.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2019

It's not a perfect package, but it is still a collection that can guarantee several hours of fun.

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90 / 100
Jun 11, 2019

A great collection of perfectly emulated and still fascinating action classics that you should definitely have played.

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Jun 20, 2019

Contra Anniversary Collection is a solid retro video game bundle for PC that features some of the best run-and-gun titles of the 8- and 16-bit eras, but it lacks many features you'd expect in a contemporary compilation.

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9 / 10
Jun 17, 2019

While it's a shame that there are fewer games here than in other Konami collections – we'd have loved to have seen NES title Contra Force or the now-extinct WiiWare title Contra ReBirth – the ones included are universally brilliant. The 8-bit and 16-bit Contra games are among the finest examples of the run 'n gun genre, and to have almost all of them included in a single release and emulated flawlessly is an absolute treat. Whether you're a fan of the series or a curious onlooker who's always wanted to see what the fuss was all about, this is essential.

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8 / 10
Jun 18, 2019

Contra Anniversay Collection is a perfect way to jump back to the fast-paced action of the genre, with some of its best games. With 10 great games which still deliver strong challenges, every fan of the run and gun genre should really consider giving this celebration a try.

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