Contra Coming to Switch
Hamster announced several Konami titles at the 264th Arcade Archiver with Contra, Super Cobra, Gradius II, as well as Super Dodge Ball.
Contra is an action game that was released by Konami in 1987. The strongest warrior ‘Contra’ Bill and Lance will challenge the destruction of the Earth invasion base of aliens, with their passion ‘Toukon’ (Fighting Spirit) and their inborn guerrilla tactics. In this work, the Japanese version and the overseas version of Contra are included. Check out the trailer.
Super Cobra is a shooting game released by Konami in 1981. The game is a prequel to Scramble which released later that year. The player controls a helicopter through tight caverns where they must use a laser and bomb to destroy defenders, tanks, and UFOs. Your helicopter is equipped with a limited fuel supply and you must destroy enemy fuel tanks in order to progress.
Gradius II is a shooting game released by Konami in 1988. Players will control the super dimension fighter ‘Vic Viper’ in order to protect planet Gradius from the Gofer special forces. This is the best title from the Gradius series and a title of fame in the shooting game history having won multiple awards! This product includes three Japanese versions, and the two oversea versions with Vulcan Venture. Check out the trailer.
Super Dodge Ball
Super Dodge Ball is an action game that was released by Technos Japan in 1987. Players compete with powerful teams of the world, to become a Super Dodge Ball team of the world. In Japan, it was the second game with starring Technos Japan’s video game character ‘Kunio-kun’, following Nekketsu Koha Kunio-kun (the Japanese version of Renegade). Check out the trailer
The latest Arcade Archives title to release for Nintendo Switch is the vertically scrolling shoot ’em up TRIGON (known as Lightning Fighter in the west). The game was originally published by Konami back in 1990 with gameplay reminiscent of Raiden (which is also coming to the Arcade Archives series). This is the first release of the game on a home console. TRIGON is the 110th Arcade Archives title available on Switch (along with 108 ACA NEOGEO titles).