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Cover artwork by Rusty Shackles

UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZED. Let's attrack aggressively! Contra and Other Konami Classics, brought you to by long-standing retro video game website Hardcore Gaming 101, includes a complete rundown of all of the games in Konami's classic Contra series, ranging from its arcade and NES roots, to its modern day mobile incarnations. Also included is an extensive look at the very popular (in Japan) Ganbare Goemon / Legend of the Mystical Ninja series, as well as many of Konami's 8-bit Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System releases.

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The covered games include:


Super Contra
Operation C
Contra Force
Contra III
Contra Hard Corps
Contra Legacy of War
C: The Contra Adventure
Contra Shattered Soldier
Neo Contra
Contra 4
Contra Rebirth
Hard Corps Uprising

Goemon / Mystical Ninja (all 30-ish of them)
Rush 'n Attack
Rush 'n Attack: Ex Patriot
Trick Trap
Dark Adventure
Surprise Attack
GI Joe
Sunset Riders
Cowboys of MOO Mesa
Mystic Warriors
Rocket Knight Adventures
Rocket Knight
The Goonies
Majou Densetsu II: Maze of Galious
Majou Densetsu III: Shalom
Kings Valley
Getsufuu Maden
Wai Wai World
Wai Wai World 2
King Kong 2
Almana no Kiseki
Ai Senshi Nicol
Meikyuu Jiin Dababa
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Dragon Scroll
Esper Dream
Lagrange Point
Arctic / Penguin Adventure
Yume Penguin Monogatari
Bayou Billy
Bucky O'Hare (NES)
Bucky O'Hare (Arcade)
The Lone Ranger
Mission: Impossible
Base Wars
Monster in my Pocket
Zen Intergalactic Ninja
Rock n Rage

Interior Preview



Contra III: The Alien Wars

Neo Contra

Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Ganbare Goemon: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake

The Adventures of Bayou Billy


Rocket Night Adventures

Almana no Kiseki

Lagrange Point

Sunset Riders

Rock n' Rage

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