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Games in the "Contra" Franchise

Contra
1987 - Contra
Arcade Games, Sinclair ZX81/Spectrum, NES, Commodore 64, PC, Amstrad CPC, MSX, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Mobile, Windows Mobile, PlayStation 4
The universe teeters on the brink of total annihilation at the hands of the vile alien warmonger, Red Falcon. Earth's only hope rests with you, a courageous member of the Special Forces elite commando squad. Your mission: Battle deep into the deadly Amazon jungle, where the Red Falcon and his...
Super Contra
1988 - Super Contra
Arcade Games, NES, Amiga, PC, Xbox 360
After losing a confrontation against Super Commandos Mad Dog and Scorpion, the juices of destruction drip from the spiked tongue of the vile alien warmonger - Red Falcon. Now, he's coming back stronger than ever, with a sinister plan that includes having his intergalactic warriors seep into the...
Operation C
1991 - Operation C
Game Boy
YOU'RE UP AGAINST A COLD BLOODED SNAKE OF AN ENEMY! Red Falcon had devoured a portion of this planet and now the vile Black Viper has come from deep space for seconds. But he hasn't come alone. Viper's transported a battalion of battletron tanks, stealth subs, laser cannons, and annihilating...
Contra III: The Alien Wars
1992 - Contra III: The Alien Wars
Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance
Welcome to 2636, the year the Notorious One gets even, with an unprecendented alien onsalught orchestrated to push 16-bit technology and its commandos to their ultimate reaches. Plunge through a molten hot massacre on a high speed voyage to the guts of the archenemy alien. Scope out the side and...
Contra Force
1992 - Contra Force
NES
Commandos Burn, Smith, Beans and Iron are a special forces team who have seen more than their fair share of action. Neo City is their post, now that a terrorist group known as D.N.M.E. is bombarding its citizens with a typhoon of a crime wave. The C-Force has been asked to stop them, no matter...
Contra: Hard Corps
1994 - Contra: Hard Corps
Genesis
Kickin' cyborg butt... That's what it's all about, dude. Jack into this game of genetic engineering gone bad. Real bad. It's five years after the mother of all wars ended - and things still aren't right. Your job is to fix it. The ever-popular Contra series makes its Sega Genesis debut with a...
Contra: The Alien Wars
1994 - Contra: The Alien Wars
Game Boy
IT'S A PORTABLE APOCALYPSE! Welcome to 2636, the year the notorious Red Falcon gets even-with an unprecedented alien onslaught orchestrated to push the Contra forces to their ultimate reaches. Plunge through a molten massacre on a high speed voyage to the guts of the archenemy alien. Check...
Contra: Legacy of War
1996 - Contra: Legacy of War
PlayStation, Saturn
Its the CONTRA you always knew... - Fight aliens bent on human annihilation - Earn power-ups that make you nearly invincible - Blast through everything in your path - Discover hidden caches of shields, bombs, and weapons And a CONTRA thats all new! - One or two-player simultaneous action...
C: The Contra Adventure
1998 - C: The Contra Adventure
PlayStation
You control Ray, the only surviving member of the elite Contra Force. Blast your way through 10 levels to stop the alien hordes from infesting the jungles of South America.
Contra: Shattered Soldier
2002 - Contra: Shattered Soldier
PlayStation 2
All of the action and adrenaline of the Contra series comes to the PlayStation 2 with Contra: Shattered Soldier. This time, you can carry three weapons--machine gun, flamethrower, and grenade launcher--as you battle enemies either solo or cooperatively with a friend. Massive, screen-filling boss...
Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra
2002 - Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra
PC
Return to the roots of Castlevania and Contra in one complete package. Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra brings five classic Konami games to your home. This time, you can save the game at any time and customize your controls. Whether you're whipping vampires in Castlevania or...
Neo Contra
2004 - Neo Contra
PlayStation 2
Neo Contra integrates all the classic shooting elements from the Contra series into 3D environments. Set in the distant future, the game continues the adventure of the legendary hero, Bill Rizer, and introduces a new character to the series--Genbei Jaguer Yagyu, a mysterious samurai. As Bill or...
Contra 4
2007 - Contra 4
DS, Mobile, Windows Mobile, Android
The action franchise that started it all is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an all-new adventure on Nintendo DS! Set after the events of Contra III: Alien Wars, the game follows mercenaries Bill Rizer and Lance Bean as they battle to save the world from a new extraterrestrial threat. Contra...
Contra ReBirth
2009 - Contra ReBirth
Wii
Chief Salamander and his Neo-Salamander Force travel back to 1973 A.D. to invade Earth. They land in Central America and take control of the Shizuoka ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. There, the aliens plan the destruction of all the "Contra" on Earth. The Galactic President calls on Lance Bean, a...
Hard Corps: Uprising
2011 - Hard Corps: Uprising
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Thrilling retro run-and-gun action is back with a vengeance in Hard Corps: Uprising, a new 2D side scroller developed by ARC System Works that pays homage to classic Konami action series. Play as the soldier Bahamut as he begins to write his legend. Battle in the grueling trenches of Arcade mode...
Contra: Evolution
2013 - Contra: Evolution
iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android
The epic ACT game is back in high definition! "Contra: Evolution" will bring players back to the most traditional shooting game through the authentic stage and story of 1988 FC platform Contra. Not only can gamers play original heroes, but also two new female characters with different...
Contra
Canceled - Contra (3DS)
3DS
Contra is an Action game, developed and published by Konami, which was cancelled before it was released.

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Data for this franchise was contributed by Vauclair.