50 Games Like Contra for Android

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Metal Slug X, R-Type, and Rocket Riot are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are Heroes of Umbra released the 31 May 2018 and ranked #33, Hyper Sentinel released the 10 May 2018 and ranked #37, GET HER BACK: A Journey To The Creature Island released the 6 April 2018 and ranked #12.

50 Games like Contra for Android, daily generated comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms.
This suggestion collection includes classic side-scrolling shooter games. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

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Contra (魂斗羅 Kontora), known as Probotector in Europe and Gryzor in Oceania, is a 1987 run and gun action game developed and published by Konami originally released as a coin-operated arcade game on February 20, 1987. A home version was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988, along with ports for various computer formats, including the MSX2. The home versions were localized in the PAL region as Gryzor on the various computer formats and as Probotector on the NES, released later. Several Contra sequels were produced following the original game.

2# R-Type - 2013

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R-Type is set in the 22nd century, and the player flies a futuristic fighter craft called the R-9a "Arrowhead", named for its shape, and because it is the ninth model in the 'R' series of fighter craft (but it is the first of the series to actually be used in combat; the previous models were all prototypes). The mission is to 'blast off and strike the evil Bydo Empire'. The R- in the series title originally stood for "ray", as in a ray of light. It was a reference to the many different types of ray-like weapons in the first R-Type. his was later retconned in R-Type Final to refer specifically to the production code as well as a term of endearment for the player fighter craft, the "Round Canopy". The original R-Type was well received by most gaming critics. However, it was also infamous for its relentless difficulty. It earned 7th place in IGN's Top 10 most difficult games to beat. The gameplay of R-Type is noticeably distinct among shoot 'em ups. Invariably the player will lose, not because of an inequality in firepower, but because of the design of the levels themselves. There is usually a 'correct' way to get through a level, but players must learn these by experience - i.e. by losing and restarting from earlier in the level. The game innovated with its weapon system compared to contemporary shooters, featuring a chargeable shot (beam-meter), and detachable 'force' pod; levels were designed to require different tactics and ideal weapons (air-air, diagonal, or air-ground laser).

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3# Rocket Riot - 2016

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Fire up Rocket Riot and blow your way up! Rocket Riot is an action-packed, side-scrolling shooter set with over 200 levels in an amazing-looking pixel art world. Rocket Riot packs hundreds of zany characters, scrappy mini-bosses and tough hard-boiled bosses. Blast your way through the numerous levels or hide behind it, battling the strangest enemies you will ever encounter. Uncover wacky power-ups, navigate through completely destructible environments, or burrow into different areas of the map for surprise attacks. Destroyed objects regenerate, keeping the action fast-paced. But time doesn’t heal all wounds…

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4# RayCrisis - 2017

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RAYCRISIS, the final installment in TAITOs classic RAY series of arcade shooting games, locks on to iPhone! You can also control the launch timing of the lock on laser yourself, and you can aim for a high score as well as an arcade. WR-01R with high power of normal shots, WR-02R with many simultaneous lock ons, WR-03 with homing bullets, which aircraft to play with is up to you!

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5# Fastlane: Road to Revenge - 2017

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1 position as you blast past other players and outrageous gang bosses in Fastlane: Road to Revenge! Game changing vehicle transformations to rain destruction on your rivals: Talon Gunship, Vulcan S-22, Tempest C-3.

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6# R.TYPE - 2013

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Choose between two difficulty settings, utilize two different control options and soar through eight jam-packed levels, each with its own unique boss. - Universal version - Enhanced Touch mode - Eight levels and two different control options: touch and virtual D-pad - Two difficulty settings - Available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese - Full Retina Display support - Game Center: unlockable achievements + online leaderboards

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7# The Bug Butcher - 2016

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The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs. Harry’s current assignment takes him to an infested futuristic research facility on a distant planet. The surviving and dwindling number of scientists employed him for his slaughtering skills. Harry’s mission: survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs. Watch out for the spiders they have a particular fondness for rubber encased scientist brains. After landing, you will move from room to room through the facility blasting rockets, lasers, and wielding the power of lighting upwards at anything not human. Ravenous swarms and ferocious waves of bugs of every size will attempt to kill you, but luckily there will be weapon and health pick-ups to aid Harry on his quest. Fierce reflexes are mandatory for survival, but Harry’s brutal power-ups will let the guts fly and make the larva cry! If you love games with humor, perfect platforming, grotesquely cute art, nightmarish bosses, and real personality then The Bug Butcher will suit your fancy.

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8# Sky Force Reloaded - 2016

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Sky Force Reloaded is a classic shoot ‘em up experience packed in gorgeous visuals and excellent gameplay. Enjoy flashy explosions, beautiful scenery and massive bosses in single player or local cooperative modes.

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9# Gunslugs 2 - 2015

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Gunslugs 2 takes the action chaos genre further than ever before... into space and beyond. Rockets, tanks, choppers, train crashes, huge metal robots, aliens and hordes and hordes of the Black Duck army minions !

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10# King Tongue - 2015

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Features King Tongue is an old-school arcade game where you use jumps and combo sequences to try and get the highest score! This one-button grappling hook lets you hang, swing, and throw yourself to and fro with an ease rarely seen with a single finger! Once youve purchased King Tongue, therell be no nasty surprises: youll own the complete game!

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12# GET HER BACK: A Journey To The Creature Island - 2018

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HERO and FLORA are on a romantic boat date, today Hero has decided to propose his love Flora, But the boat slowly sailed into some mysterious waters, and here they encountered "CREATUA" the KING of Creature Island. *** Now Flora needs you HERO, emerge your fighting spirit and blast your way through awesome and exciting Levels and GET HER BACK!.

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14# Z-Exemplar - 2017

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Z-Exemplar is a side-scrolling shooter in the tradition of R-Type, Gradius, Nemesis and other classic arcade games from the past. Borrowing its aesthetic from the computers of yesteryear (specifically the Sinclair ZX Spectrum) Z-Exemplar combines bright, bold, 8-bit pixel art with frantic action and an epic mission to conquer a galaxy of...

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16# Twin Shooter - Invaders - 2015

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Try conquering the high scores by yourself or bring a friend and play on the same device with the 2 player cooperative mode. With up to 20 different spaceships to unlock, Twin Shooter distills the experience of the explosive action of arcade machines such as Space Invaders or Defender and brings it to your smartphone and tablet, maintaining the same kind of playability: easy to pick up and play, but hard to master! Simple touch control - slide to move your starships Endless gameplay A considerable amount of explosions

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17# PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 - 2016

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The much-awaited sequel to Pac-Man Championship Edition! Featuring eye-popping 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level! Make up to four ghost trains for maximum chompage! New modes include Score Attack and an Adventure Mode with fast fleeing fruit, big bad bosses, ridiculous remixed rules, and more!

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18# Gauntlet - 2014

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Take the lead of one of the main characters Warrior (Thor), Valkyrie (Thyra), Wizard (Merlin) or Elf (Questor) and pick your wits against ghosts, grunts, demons and others, it's your turn to remember what gaming was all about in that classic time period of 1985. Be aware that the controls work like the original (I cannot emphasis this enough), you cannot move and fire at the same time, if you want this feature, go to the main settings and change Classic to Modern (as requested by users).

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20# JUJU - 2014

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Journey with the shaman panda, Juju, and his lizard sidekick, Peyo, as they embark upon a dangerous and mystical journey to save Juju's father and the world from an ancient evil. Run, bounce, chant, and battle humongous bosses with a friend or family member in this beautifully animated, lighthearted adventure.

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21# Rayman Classic - 2016

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Embark on epic adventures with Rayman in one of the most influent platform game of all times and relive the experience of playing the original version of the 1995 hit. Play as Rayman, the legendary limbless hero, free the Electoons, defeat Mr Dark and restore the worlds harmony. Features: EMBODY Rayman, your favorite hero born in 1995 REDISCOVER the fantasy cartoon worlds of the original game: The Dream Forest, The Band Lands, The Blue Mountains, The Candy Castle RUN, dodge, jump, punch your way through the various levels of this classic platform game.

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22# Gunslugs - 2013

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We grabbed a bunch of expendable action hero's from the 80s and we made them team up as the Gunslugs to fight the war against the always evil Black Duck Army. if you run into problems or the game wont work on your device, instead of just rating 1 star, you could help us fix it by providing feedback!.

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24# Dan The Man - 2016

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The creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride are turning up the tempo with a hard-hitting brawler that will send your enemies flying! Punch, kick, and blast your way through 12 action-packed levels in this nail-biting platformer based on the hilarious web series by Studio JOHO. - Bone-crunching boss fights - Intense hand-to-hand combat - Powerful weapons and upgradeable attacks - Play as other characters and create your very own fighter - Test your might in Battle Mode - Daily events with exclusive rewards - Secret areas brimming with treasure - Pinpoint controls with support for gamepads

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