By Jared Petty

Contra Anniversary Collection is ready to preorder this Friday at Limited Run Games. That’s ten of the best games in the venerable Contra series on one cart or disc:

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

To celebrate this momentous rumble in the jungle, our friends Kat Bailey and Sam Claiborn came over from IGN to talk all about what makes classic Contra games so damn compelling and timeless. You can hear the whole thing right now on Runtime: The Limited Run Games Podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or the nifty link below.

So now that you’ve listened to our Contra love-on and gotten appropriately hyped for some Spread Gun-enhanced alien-busting, check out all the rad Contra Anniversary Collection sets and extras available April 29 at Limited Run Games, including four bodacious versions each for both Switch and PS4.

Limited Run Games:

is a subsidiary of “Freemode”, an operative group comprised of gaming and entertainment companies owned by Embracer. Limited Run Games is the industry leader in the production and distribution of premium physical video games. Limited Run seeks to celebrate the legacy of gaming through its award-winning collector’s editions. Founded in 2015, they have published over 1,000 physical games, exclusive merch, and collectables. Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital games to physical form and now re-releasing retro titles on modern platforms via their proprietary Carbon Engine. Visit for the latest offerings and to learn more about Carbon Engine development. Follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates:@limitedrungames.

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