One of the lesser-known versions of Contra developed for home computers, this version for IBM PC and compatibles (courtesy of the oddly named Banana Development) was actually published in the U.S. alongside the Commodore 64 version by Konami themselves. Not a particularly good conversion, due to its faulty controls, hence why it never went on to become a classic like the NES version.
Undocumented Command Arguments
At the command prompt, enter one of the following arguments to see the following effects:
|Command Line Argument||Effect|
|FX (US version),
NX (European Version)
|Skip the intro and turn on invincibility mode.|
|FLF (US version),
NL (European Version)
|Enable the following debug keys:|
*Press F5 to dump the video memory to SCREEN.PIC.
*Press F10 to quit.
*Press + to go to the next level.
|X||Slow Speed (US Version).|
|S||Super Slow Speed (US Version)|
Toggle Sound off, but one can re-enable it with the F2 key (European Version).
|L0#||Replace # with a number between 1 and 9 to go to that level.|
Unused Quit Text
This is supposed to be shown when quitting the game, but it's rendered as black text on a black background. Therefore, it isn't visible without hacking the game.
Game Over ...Thanks for playing... < Konami > and < Banana Development >
The Contra series
|NES||Contra • Super C|
|Game Boy||Operation C • Contra: The Alien Wars|
|SNES||Contra III: The Alien Wars|
|Genesis||Contra: Hard Corps|
|PlayStation||Contra: Legacy of War • C: The Contra Adventure|
|Sega Saturn||Contra: Legacy of War|
|Windows||Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra|
|Nintendo DS||Contra 4 (Prototype)|