Total Nerd Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games

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This is a comprehensive list of all Konami run and gun games, listed alphabetically with cover art when available. These famous run and gun games were all developed by Konami, so if you're a fan of the company you might recognize many of these titles. We include the original release date for the games so you know when they were developed.

Konami was one of the original pioneers of the run and gun genre and honed it to near perfection. Games such as Contra remain classics despite being decades old. If you need a shot of nostalgia, bust out your retro console and hunt down a copy of your favorite Konami run n gun game. Not sure which one to get? Well this is the perfect resource for exactly that. 

These are classic run and gun games, not just any Konami game. So you won't find Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill on the list below. This list answers the questions, “What Run and gun games has Konami made?” and "What are the best Konami Run and gun games?"

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Contra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1987 Contra, distributed as Gryzor in Europe and 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. ...more

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Contra Force is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1992 Contra Force is an action shooting game released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992 exclusively in North America. It is a spinoff of the Contra series, being the third game ...more

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Contra III: The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1992 Contra III: The Alien Wars, released in Japan as Contra Spirits and in the PAL region as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, is a 1992 run and gun game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System ...more

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Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1994 Contra: Hard Corps is a side-scrolling run and gun-style shoot-'em-up video game released by Konami for the Sega Genesis in North America and South Korea in 1994. It was also released for the ...more

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Contra: Shattered Soldier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
2002 Contra: Shattered Soldier, originally released in Japan as Shincontra, is a video game that is part of the Contra series by Konami. It was developed by Team Kijirushi, a group of staff members ...more

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Jackal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1986 Jackal, also distributed under the title of Top Gunner, is an overhead run'n gun-style shoot-'em-up video game by Konami released for the arcades in 1986. The player must maneuver an armed jeep ...more

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Missing in Action is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1989 M.I.A.: Missing in Action is platform arcade game released by Konami in 1989. The game is a spiritual successor to Green Beret. The game is influenced by popular action movies of the time such ...more

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Neo Contra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
2004 Neo Contra is the tenth video game in the Contra series by Konami. It was developed by Team Neo Kijirushi, a group of staff members within Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, and released for ...more

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Operation C is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1991 Operation C, released as Contra in Japan and as Probotector in the PAL region, is a 1991 run and gun game by Konami released for the Game Boy. It is the first portable installment in the Contra ...more

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Rush'n Attack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1985 Rush'n Attack, originally released in Japan and Europe as Green Beret, is an action/platform arcade game released by Konami in 1985. Rush'n Attack is remembered for its Cold War setting and its ...more

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Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1991 Sunset Riders is a side-scrolling run-and-gun style shoot-'em-up released by Konami as a coin-operated video game in 1991. The game is set during the American Old West, where the player takes ...more

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Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Complete List of All Konami Run And Gun Games
1988 Super Contra is a Run and Gun-style action video game by Konami that was released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1988. It is the sequel to the original Contra and the second and last game in ...more