The product is part of Konami's "Anniversary Collection" series, celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, with the other two compilations being Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
All the games in the collection have been announced to be enhanced with modern features.
The package also includes a 74 pages bonus eBook packed with new information about the titles, including interviews with the development staff, behind-the-scenes insights, and sketches and design documents never before revealed to the public.
In a free patch to be released shortly after launch, players will receive the original Japanese versions of selected titles, plus Japanese scans from the bonus eBook.
The compilation includes ten titles overall: five selected classic titles from the Contra series, as well as a combination of five ports and different localizations of four of them (the latter mainly being their European "Probotector" counterparts):
- Contra (Arcade)
- Super Contra (Arcade)
- Super C (NES)
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Contra: Hard Corps (Genesis)
- Probotector (Mega Drive)
- Operation C (Game Boy)
Contra Anniversary Collection received "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 81/100 on Nintendo Switch. On whatoplay.com, it receives a criticscore of 7.62 based on 10 critic reviews.
- ↑ Metascore for Contra Anniversary Collection on Nintendo SwitchMetacritic, Retrieved March 20, 2020
- ↑ Contra Anniversary Collectionwhatoplay.com, Retrieved March 20, 2020