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Operation C (Game Boy)

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Description

Operation C is a Game Boy sequel to the popular NES titles Contra and Super C and is, essentially, a side-scrolling shooter. You play a Rambo-esque character that goes around shooting everything in sight, collecting weapon upgrades and bonuses.

The game introduces the character of Black Viper to the series' oft-jumbled continuity. Black Viper would later return in the Nintendo DS title, Contra 4, as the primary villain.

The game features only five levels, two of which are played from an overhead perspective similar to Super C. Operation C is also notable in featuring the upgradable Spread Gun (from three to five shots) and introducing the Hunter Gun.

There is also the occasional platform element such as jumping puzzles, moving platforms etc., and the mandatory end-level boss.

Screenshots

Operation C Game Boy Stage 4
Operation C Game Boy "Missing in action" scene
Operation C Game Boy European version gameplay
Operation C Game Boy Climbing up the waterfall

Alternate Titles

  • "Probotector" -- European title
  • "Contra" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Bad conversion of a real classic. Tomer Gabel (4416) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
An instant classic Elliot H (10) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

VideoGame Jun, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Mean Machines Mar, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Nintendo Life Aug 14, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Jun, 1996 2 out of 6 80
Power Play May, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Nintendo Power Magazine Mar, 1991 3.7 out of 5 74
Portable Review Sep 21, 2006 29 out of 40 72
Interface 1992 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

Contra was voted #13 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).

Related Web Sites

  • The Contra Headquarters (A hosted fan "shrine" site devoted to all the games of the Contra series, including the Game Boy game Contra. Content includes game info/descriptions, plot summaries, various kinds of media (images, MP3s, etc.) and links to other Contra-related sites. )
Tomer Gabel (4416) added Operation C (Game Boy) on Jun 11, 2001