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Operation C (Game Boy)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Bad conversion of a real classic. Tomer Gabel (4364) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
An instant classic Elliot H (10) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall MobyScore (18 votes) 4.1

The Press Says

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Você deve ajudar Scorpion, o herói, a vencer Black Viper, que insiste em transformar a Terra em uma nação alienígena. Scorpion pode usar quatro tipo de armas: MACHINE GUN (pistola), SNIPER (metralhadora), HUNTER GUN (balas teleguiadas) e FLYING GUN (bazuca).
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Better known as Gryzor to hardened UK arcadesters, this conversion ranks as one of the best Gameboy carts in existence! The side-on view horizontally scrolling carnage continues in this version and there's even a couple of levels' worth of Ikari Warriors-type vertically scrolling laser death thrown in for good measure. A definite 'must buy'.
Mean Machines
Brill! There aren't that many decent shoot 'em ups available on the Gameboy, but Contra more than redresses the balance. The blasting action is brilliant and really addictive - more than enough to keep any shoot 'em up veteran happy. With great graphics and thumping soundtracks, Contra is an essential buy. Go forth and purchase this now!
Player One
Me voilà, perdue, abandonnée, solitaire, seule quoi ! Avec mon fusil mitrailleur pour toute compagnie. Le pire, c'est que je suis un robot... et que je dois affronter des centaines d'extra-terrestres pour ce qui est un des plus durs beat them up de la Game Boy.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Programmtechnisch haben die Jungs von Konami den Game Boy zum Glühen gebracht. Massig Sprites, flüssiges Scrolling und „stimmungsvoller“ Sound machen diese Bildschirmaction zu einem Erlebnis ohne gleichen. Contra ist genau der richtige Kontrast zu den Dutzenden von Denkspielen, die es für Nintendos Game Boy gibt.
Total! (Germany)
An diesem Punkt fallen auch die Schwachstellen des Moduls auf: Ein paar Level mehr hätten es schon sein dürfen, und der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist auch aufgrund der wenigen Continues recht happig. Hauptsächlichen Ausgleich dafür bietet das saubere Handling der Söldner und die vielen packenden Action-Szenen. In seiner Ausstattung etwas mager, kann „Probotector“ spielerisch um so mehr mitreißen und auch heutzutage noch gegen Genre-Verwandte bestehen.
Nintendo Life
All in all, this is without a doubt a Contra game more worthy of its title than, say, certain PlayStation entries. It hits on most of the aspects that make a good entry: challenging gameplay, tight controls, varied enemies, killer arsenal, macho tunes, big bosses. For a title two years into the mighty portable’s lifespan, it accomplishes an impressive amount in shrinking the essentials of the beloved console/arcade series. Sadly, players are forced to go gung-ho solo, which is disheartening for multiplayer fans and kills some of its longevity. It also borrows a bit too heavily from Super C for comfort, but doesn't really live up to it. Fans of the NES games are foolish to pass this up.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Yes, the two-player mode is gone and it's way too short (a meager five levels) to be a true Contra game, but this hardly detracts from a great portable Contra entry. As the only original Contra on the Game Boy, this is a worthwhile pick up for any owner. It may not be as good as the original, but it doesn't get much better than this with action games on the console.
Power Play
Nach "Nemesis" liefert Konami einen weiteren Actionhammer für den Game Boy ab: Probotector ist eine hervorragend spielbare Ballerdelikatesse, die ihresgleichen sucht. Die Grafik ist erstaunlich detailreich, der Sound fantastisch und mitreißend - unbedingt über Kopfhörer genießen. Das Spiel könnte allerdings etwas umfangreicher sein (die fünf Levels sind nicht allzu lang); außerdem sollte man Probotector nur bei guten Lichtverhältnissen spielen, um alle Gegner zu erkennen. Aber was soll's: Wer urwüchsig ballern will, dem ist dieses Actionkonzentrat im Hosentaschenformat schwer zu empfehlen.
Nintendo Power Magazine
Ultra gave us some of the best out-of-this-world action with Super C for the NES. Now Game Boy gets into the act with Operation C - only this version may be even tougher and more exciting than the original! Once again you've entered an alien world where friendly faces are about as rare as purple cows. Fortunately, you're armed to the teeth with a new array of super weapons. So what does the C stand for? Challenge!
Portable Review
Operation C feels like Contra. It is not simply a matter of sound or graphics, the game offers the same experience and play style.
I och med att man måste traggla igenom samma bana varenda gång man mist sina liv blir det outhärdligt tjatigt. Det återstår bara att stänga av och gå och göra något meningsfullt istället.