[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Konami Arcade Assault

June 29th, 2009 by Benj Edwards

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[ From Compute’s Gazette for Commodore Users, December 1988 ]

Discussion topic of the week: What’s your favorite classic (say, pre-1996) Konami game of all time?

17 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Konami Arcade Assault”

  1. Geoff V. Says:

    Contra, hands down.

  2. medarch Says:

    Castlevania III

  3. guppy Says:

    Time Pilot.

    Well, maybe Life Force.

  4. Bill Terlop Says:

    Cool games to me were Wild West C.O.W Boys of Moo Mesa, Double Dribble, and Tutankham…

  5. Multimedia Mike Says:

    I’m with medarch: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse for the NES.

  6. JackSoar Says:

    The two TMNT arcade games.

  7. arlandi Says:

    wasted many many hours on Contra in NES!!

  8. teebo Says:

    Juno First

  9. Sirpaul Says:

    A better question for me would be, what ISN’T your favorite classic Konami game of all time? and that answer is most likely Pooyan. Just about every other Konami game is awesome, and has a special place in my heart.

  10. Benj Edwards Says:

    You’re probably right, SirPaul: I counted Konami as one of the best publishers on the NES. It seemed like every Konami game I picked up back then was very high quality.

  11. XCALIBR8 Says:

    I’d have to say Contra, Super C, and Contra III took a ton of my time in those years. Beyond that though I’ve probably clocked way more hours into the Castlevania series. I also loved Castlevania Bloodlines and Contra Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Just recently my friends and I started calling the Nintendo NES, the Konami Entertainment System as an inside joke. Sirpaul is definitely right. Konami put out many good NES/SNES games in their time. they coveted their status as one of the top third party licenses for Nintendo early on and that simple fact lives on among retro gaming fans of today.

  12. Chuckles Says:

    Gyruss is my favorite Konami arcade classic (never reached Earth, tho’), with Rush’n Attack (Green Beret) a close second. Pooyan is best forgotten… we could even blame the guys at Centuri for making that one, lol.

  13. Gentlegamer Says:

    What a supremely easy question.

    Castlevania III – Dracula’s Curse

  14. Zoyous Says:

    The soundtrack to Gyruss is just amazing for the time.

  15. guy Says:

    I don’t get all the pooyan hate – it’s not Konami’s best game, but it’s simple fun. (did you know there’s a 2600 version?)

    Anyway, my favorite Konami game is Castlevania II: Simon’s quest. Nevermind what the AVGN says.

  16. Jason Says:

    My two favorites are Contra and Life Force.

  17. Internetlad Says:

    I can’t believe that Jackal hasn’t been listed, it’s the above picture for crying out loud!

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