DescriptionOperation 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.
- "Probotector" -- European title
- "Contra" -- Japanese title
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|Bad conversion of a real classic.||Tomer Gabel (4354)|
|An instant classic||Elliot H (12)|
|Mean Machines||Mar, 1991||91 out of 100||91|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Feb, 1991||36 out of 40||90|
|Player One||Nov, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|Video Games||Dec, 1991||81 out of 100||81|
|Play Time||May, 1992||81 out of 100||81|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Sep 26, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Nintendo Life||Aug 14, 2009||80|
|Power Play||May, 1991||78 out of 100||78|
|Nintendo Power Magazine||Mar, 1991||3.7 out of 5||74|
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TriviaContra was voted #13 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).
Related Web Sites
- Contra Encyclopedia page for Operation C (Fan site dedicated to the official games in the Contra series. All versions of each game are covered. Information includes release dates, detailed game descriptions, regional differences, lots of trivia and interesting information about the games' developmental stages. There is also plenty of screenshots, links and additional resources.)
- 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. )