The legendary Contra game series returns for Windows PC!

Contra: Operation Galuga

Contra: Operation Galuga

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  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    WayForward / External Link

Contra: Operation Galuga is an action-packed side-scrolling action game that features famous frenetic Contra gameplay with modern enhancements, enabling players of all ages to experience the retro 80s gameplay reimagined in a modern 3D visual style.

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Designed from the ground up to be both challenging and accessible, this modern action classic enables players to choose their level of difficulty, play either solo or with friends, unlock various bonuses, and experience top-of-the-line run-and-gun gameplay developed by WayForward and Konami.

In addition to availability on the popular PC video game distribution platform Steam, this engaging action title is also offered for modern PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch home consoles.

Key Features
  • Classic Contra gameplay – Experience retro 80s side-scrolling fun with a screen that is full of enemies to exterminate.
  • Story mode with cutscenes – Play through a light narrative campaign that will take players on a grand adventure.
  • Engaging Arcade mode – Play through escalating sets of challenges that will test the skills even of the best players.
  • Perks system for unlockable advantages – Evolve your heroes and give them the ability to surpass all obstacles.
  • Multiple difficulty levels – Customize gameplay to any challenge level.
  • Customizable Controls – Take full control over the keyboard or gamepads.
Installation and Setup

This game can easily and quickly be purchased by visiting its official game page on Steam. By clicking on the Install button, the game will be automatically downloaded and prepared for the first startup. In addition to license management and downloads, the Steam client is also responsible for many other services such as friend lists, screenshot manager, Steam Input compatibility layer for all modern gamepads, and more.

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Once fully downloaded, the players are not required to make any additional setup steps and they can simply jump into the game and start enjoying its retro-themed action content.

How to Play

Like in the original games from the Contra series from the 80s and 90s, players are tasked to shoot and move in impressive platforming environments that are full of enemy forces, promoting both tactical and reckless gameplay that can lead to many impressive sandbox action events.

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Upon the first start of Contra: Operation Galuga, players can choose between the story mode and the arcade mode. In the story mode, players will experience the game's narrative and encounter various characters and enemies, with escalating challenge levels from the first introductory scenes all the way to the hard end boss at the end of the approximately 2-hour-long campaign.

In arcade mode, players can enjoy the classic Contra experience with no story elements.

User Interface

The user interface of this game harkens back to the original 80s titles in this franchise, only now presented with a modern visual polish. Players can access all the game’s options through the stylish main menu, which includes options for adjusting the difficulty, selecting perks, and accessing the game's settings. During frenetic gameplay sequences, all the most important stats are showcased via stylish and informative HUD.

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In addition to fully customizable keyboard controls (including remappable buttons), developers of this title have also included native support for both Xbox and PlayStation gamepads.


What is Contra: Operation Galuga?
It is an action-packed side-scrolling shooter that combines the classic Contra gameplay with modern enhancements.

Is it safe?
Yes. This game is made by a reputable developer and is distributed via a platform that automatically downloads patches and updates.


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This fully featured side-scrolling platformer action title can be purchased on Steam at $39.99. A free demo is offered to all new players.

System Requirements
  • OS: Windows 10/11 (64-bit only)
  • CPU: Intel i5-7500 or better
  • GPU: GTX 770, RX 570 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB of memory
  • Storage: 15 GB of free space
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Classic Contra gameplay.
  • Modern visuals.
  • Engaging Story mode with cutscenes.
  • Arcade mode with many customization options.
  • Perks system.
  • Multiple difficulty levels.
  • Native support for Xbox and PlayStation gamepads.
  • Short game length.
  • Lack of post-campaign content.

Contra: Operation Galuga is an excellent action platformer that promotes celebrated challenging and engaging experiences for fans of the genre. With its updated visuals, classic gameplay, and numerous side activities, it represents a worthwhile addition to any gamer's library.

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