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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

    1987
    Contra, distributed as Gryzor in Europe and Oceania, is a 1987 run and gun action game...  more

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    Contra Force is an action shooting game released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment...  more
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    Contra III: The Alien Wars, released in Japan as Contra Spirits and in the PAL region as Super...  more
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    Contra: Hard Corps is a side-scrolling run and gun-style shoot-'em-up video game released by...  more
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    Contra: Shattered Soldier, originally released in Japan as Shincontra, is a video game that is...  more
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    Jackal

    1986
    Jackal, also distributed under the title of Top Gunner, is an overhead run'n gun-style...  more
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    M.I.A.: Missing in Action is platform arcade game released by Konami in 1989. The game is a...  more
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    Neo Contra is the tenth video game in the Contra series by Konami. It was developed by Team...  more
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    Operation C, released as Contra in Japan and as Probotector in the PAL region, is a 1991 run...  more
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    Rush'n Attack, originally released in Japan and Europe as Green Beret, is an action/platform...  more
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    Sunset Riders is a side-scrolling run-and-gun style shoot-'em-up released by Konami as a...  more
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    Super Contra is a Run and Gun-style action video game by Konami that was released as a...  more