[Switch] Castlevania/Contra/Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection $3 @ Nintendo eShop


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The Konami Castlevania Collection traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise.

Konami's Castlevania Anniversary Collection traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise. Included is a unique eBook with details provided by developers, artists and others inspired by the Castlevania legacy which sheds a fresh light into the world of Castlevania.

Released as part of the Konami 50th Anniversary celebration, relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre. From the Belmont clan to their extended bloodlines and allies, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is the best first step for anyone to take into the world of Castlevania and the fight against Dracula!

Castlevania II Simon's Quest
Castlevania III Dracula's Curse
Super Castlevania IV
Castlevania The Adventure
Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge
Castlevania Bloodlines
Kid Dracula (never released in English before)
History of Castlevania - Book of the Crescent Moon

Contra Anniversary Collection

The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of players.

Grab power ups and blast your way through waves of menacing enemies and bosses that will put your reaction skills to the test. Also included is a digital Bonus Book with tons of concept documents and sketches, the official chronology of the franchise, an exclusive interview with the veteran producer of the series, and more!

Alone or with a friend, Contra provides hours of nail biting action. In a pinch; make sure you know the code!

Contra (Arcade)
Super Contra
Contra (NA)
Contra (JP)
Super C
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Operation C
Contra Hard Corps
Super Probotector Alien Rebels

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

KONAMI starts its 50th anniversary celebration with this first installment of the Anniversary Collection series of the all-time classics!

This collection includes 8 arcade masterpieces of the 80s, from Nemesis to Haunted Castle, but also a 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!

・New Features
For the first time, these classic titles support mid-game saves, difficulty levels, and display options which provide a fresh experience to longtime fans.

・Bonus Book
Also includes a 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!

The side-scrolling shooting game which started it all. It could be considered to be the original game which inspired the creators of the Gradius series.

The first game of the TwinBee series loved for its cute graphics.

Nemesis (also known as Gradius)
The smash-hit first installment in the Gradius series, known for its unique power-ups and enemies.

Salamander (also known as Life Force)
The second entry in the Gradius series which took the series to the next level with its upgraded gameplay and improved graphics.

Typhoon (also known as A-Jax)
The timeless shooting game that introduced ground-breaking sprite zooming and rotation effects that added depth to the graphics.

Haunted Castle
The arcade version of Castlevania which bewitched the fans with its haunting graphics.

Vulcan Venture (also known as Gradius II)
Considered by many to be the pinnacle of the Gradius series, memorable for its beloved music and top-notch level design.

Thunder Cross
The game that introduced many players to the shoot'em up genre, thanks to a more inclusive difficulty and unique design.

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  • +1

    Nice one, thanks!

  • +1

    Thanks OP. Can we pre-emptively buy games from the Nintendo store if we don't own a switch yet, or isn't that possible? I'd guess it's not possible :/

    • +2

      Yes you should be able to if you have a Nintendo ID already. If you don't you can create one here

      Then follow the game link deal and click Proceed to Purchase. It should then ask you to link your payment method to your Nintendo ID. Good luck!

      • +1

        Thanks very much mate! 👌

      • I tried and got "Error Code: 9001-0026 In order to continue, please access Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console linked to this Nintendo Account."

        • Same here

          • +2

            @colinsi: I did a little reading online and supposedly you need to have a Switch connected online at least once to buy Switch games.

        • Damn! Sorry everyone.

        • Same, super annoying.

  • +6

    Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A

    • Can’t remember which contra I played when I was little. Is this cheat code specific to a game or the entire collection

    • Is this still working on Switch?

      • I couldn't get this to work for the switch version.
        Not could I get the
        right, left, down, up, B, A to work for Contra 2.

        • Try pause, then enter the code, then unpause.

      • apparently does with slightly different buttons

  • I bought this on Ps5 and don’t know how to play it. It runs automatically just like a cartoon. Can someone help me thanks.

    • +1

      There are 25 games listed, so not sure how to assist. Maybe hit the start button or X to begin playing? They are all pretty self explanatory to play.

      • Yeah, I tried even spamming the buttons but the only thing that ran was the gameplay animations. Have you played it?

        • Not on PS, sorry.

  • +2

    Thanks op, lunch sorted.

  • With these collections, just checking if we already get enough from Nintendo Online in Megadrive, NES, GB games etc.

    Then again it is only $3…

  • Wtf… lucky i havent bought any of them thanks OP!!

  • Castlevania was such a hard game

  • Thanks!
    Went to buy and said i already owned cadtlevania lol

    Got contra, had some Nintendo BS coins, $2.60, sold!

  • Must be my top 3 childhood bundles, thanks bought all 3

  • CastleVania collection is wonderful. I purchased it on Xbox a few years ago (during a sale but it wasn't as juicy as this discount!!). Making my way through the collection again, but will endeavor to get it on the Switch at $3, it'll be worth playing it port ably at some stage!

  • +2

    Castlevania collection was ported by M2 so should be quality.

  • Some of the 8 bit adn 16 bit console games are free from the eShop if I am not wrong. ??

    • +3

      Free if you have a Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) subscription.

  • Might pick it up with my spare GPs.

  • Are these all on the NSO?

    • No a small subset are.

  • Thanks OP. Got it.

  • Would be nice if they did it for all the gba and ps ones. That’s the biggest reason for me to consider those retro handhelds. Unless we can already play them on the switch somehow?

    • Actually I found the ‘Advance’ collection for 50% off! This is pretty good.

  • 3 no-brainer purchases. Love the amount of retro on the Switch.

  • Only issue with the Contra and Castelvania games is that for some ridiculous reason you can't play 4:3 without scan lines. To me that is the best ratio (fills from top to bottom) as the others have borders everywhere. All other ratios have scan line options on/off.

    Ridiculous to be honest.

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