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  • Summary: 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 digitalThe 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. Expand
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  1. Jun 12, 2019
    90
    The uncomplicated, demanding action and the great level architecture make the classic Contras to timeless masterpieces that you can still enjoy today.
  2. Jun 11, 2019
    80
    So, for fans on the Contra series or the run ‘n’ gun genre, Contra Anniversary Collection is a must-have. A lot of its games might feel overly similar to one another, but for its budget price you’d have to be a bit of a scrooge to hold it against it.
  3. 80
    Contra Anniversary Collection offers a selection of games from the Contra series all in one package. There could have been more in here and some titles, although interesting, feel like padding but what is here delivers some of the best run and gun gameplay out there.
  4. Jun 12, 2019
    70
    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. As is, half of the roster are repeats, and that’s a bit of a shame. Compared to the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, which offered eight distinctive experiences that epitomised the early years of the series, it’s a disappointing line up, especially considering the absence of the underrated, long-awaited Nintendo DS sequel; Contra 4. However, these are very good games and it remains enjoyable to explore the history of such an iconic series and compare the tweaks to each version, whether graphical or story based. The games that we are given are all (mostly) stellar retro shooters and it’s cool to have them easily accessible in one place. If you haven’t experienced the Contra series before, then this isn’t a bad pl ace to report for duty.
  5. Jun 17, 2019
    70
    The Contra Anniversary Collection is a pleasant history lesson of the Run and Gun.
  6. Jun 12, 2019
    70
    Great game selection with robust emulation and features, yet lacking in control customisation and bonus content.
  7. Jun 14, 2019
    65
    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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  1. Jun 15, 2019
    0
    An absolute horrible and lazy port. First of all, no online play? Really? Second, WHY did we get the arcade versions of contra? Easily theAn absolute horrible and lazy port. First of all, no online play? Really? Second, WHY did we get the arcade versions of contra? Easily the worst versions of contra by far. Hit detection is all messed up, the jumping is awkward and clunky, bullets don't go where you want them to when aiming in all 8 directions, etc. This collection is ALSO really just 3 games with different regional ports for each one. It may SEEM like a good deal because you're getting "10 games" when really you only get 3 games and different regional ports which add literally NOTHING to the other versions, just your main characters are robots and not humans. The only good thing about this is that it has contra 3, and a digital scrapbook that's annoying to navigate. Very disappointed in this konami, I'm glad I'm getting a refund.

    Don't buy. Save your money. Get a good game like the crash team racing remake.
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