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Nintendo Switch Digital Games: Contra, Castlevania or Konami Arcade Collections EXPIRED

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Contra
https://www.nintendo.com/games/de...on-switch/

Castlevania
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Searched and didn't see anything recent this cheap on Switch. May need to redeem in the e-shop on the Switch itself.

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https://www.nintendo.com/games/de...on-switch/
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derpherp asked this question on 01-14-2021 at 09:19 PM
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#46
Just grabbed all 3 for $15...complete no brainer!😎
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#47
I sooo wanna bite on these, especially contra.

But I got one of the NES minis a couple years ago... nostalgia's a helluva drug
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Cool thing about the Castlevania collection is that they later added a free update for the Famicom versions of the games as well, which are arguably more balanced in difficulty and use a better sound chip for the music (CVIII on Famicom especially sounds great)
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Up up down down left right left right B A Start....is the correct code
Correct for 1 player with 30 lives
the other one with Select start is also correct -> 2 players with 30 lives
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Just grabbed all 3 for $15...complete no brainer!😎
only if walmart honored their $70 nintendo card. they cancelled mine.
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Does the unlimited life code work?
up up down down left right left right select start
what unlimited life code? there is only 30 lives
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Yes, the NES version is included, as is the Famicom version.
online 2 player playable for nes?
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Man loooove the original contra!! Brings me back to the couch coop days with my big bro. Greatest gaming moment was making it through on 1 life. Ahhh this is how hard games used to be. Thanks op! Now I need to convince big bro to buy haha
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#54
Great price for these collections IMO. These games still hold up honestly. If you're even remotely interested in retro games most of these are timeless classics worth playing.

The NES versions of Contra and Super Contra are better than the arcade versions in terms of control and music IMO. Contra III for the SNES improves upon the original with the ability to hold your positions when shooting at different angles, ability to carry and switch between two weapons and a slew of other features. It's harder than the first two games and doesn't have extra lives code but it's beatable and fun. You can farm for extra lives during the last boss fight and you'll definitely need the extra lives. You can find the extra lives code all over the internet, especially the first NES Contra game so look it up. Great couch co op collection.

The first Castlevania game and Castlevania III are one of those infamous hard as nail retro classic. Castlevania II and Super Castlevania are more easier and deviates from the original formula. All are fun in their own ways IMO and they all have great music that's worth playing just to hear them. YouTube Castlevania music and you'll find tons of cover, remixes and stuff.

The Arcade Classics Collection is tougher to recommend unless you like airplane/spaceship shooters aka SHMUP (short for shoot-em-up) genre, and or you like to torture yourself a bit. Salamander and maybe Twin Bee could be an exception since they're easier than the rest of the games in this collection IMO. I think you can use the infamous Contra extra lives code for Salamander as well. At $5 I recommend it just for Salamander and Vulcan Venture alone if you're remotely interested in SHMUP genre. Salamander and Twin Bee has local co op.
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#55
Are these good in today's standard? Besides the nostalgia factor. Trying to decide which to buy. only played the original Contra before but I already have it on 3ds. decisions decisions.
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#56
Is there an expectation that these will also go on sale on Xbox or PlayStation? I'm not familiar with how often these collections have the same sale price across all three platforms.
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How do you get the unlimited lives code to work here? For one or two player…
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How do you get the unlimited lives code to work here? For one or two player…
It shows 30 lives if you entered it correct right?
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Up up down down left right left right B A select start
"select start"...

Bro, don't do us like that, you know we ain't got friends to play with.
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Can anybody tell me the simple way to get a two player couch co-op game going? We have been sitting here for a half hour trying to get two player mode and cannot get it to work.
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