My Arcade Has Announced New Playable CONTRA Collectibles That Support Co-op Play!

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Retro plug and play console My Arcade has just announced a new partnership with Konami to bring out 2 new units based on the one and only Contra! First is the Micro Player version that looks just like a shrunken arcade cabinet with side banners and top label all included! There is even a miniaturized arcade stick and buttons to use while playing. You also gotta love that the quarter slots are nicely represented as well! The second device is part of My Arcades Pocket Player line and looks reminiscent to a Game Boy Micro. Both units will feature the arcade version of the original Contra, while the Pocket Player will have the added bonus of including Super C! Both units will feature the games signature co-op by utilizing My Arcades new CO-VS Technology. Both players will require their own unit to utilize this functionality.

We’re honored to be working with Konami Cross Media NY on Contra, one of the top games of all time and one of my personal favorites. It’s been almost 30 years since its introduction and we’re pleased to celebrate that milestone by giving fans another way to experience the game and show their love for it!
— Amir Navid (SVP Product Development and Creative Director, My Arcade)
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I gotta admit the design of both units is looking pretty slick from these early concept screens! I love the first Contra so I might need to grab the Micro Player version to relive my younger years. As long as the screen, emulation quality and controls work well I don’t think I could be happier. Both of the new Contra units are expected to launch this season. No price has been officially given for either device but it would probably be safe to assume it will go for around $35 like other My Arcade devices.

Are you interested in grabbing a miniature arcade version of Contra?