Contra Alternatives


Contra is an Action, Side-Scrolling, Futuristic, Run and Gun, Platformer, Co-operative and Single player Shooting video game created and published by Konami. In the story of the game, the evil forces have set a base on the Galuga in order to conquer the world… read more
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7 Contra Alternatives & Similar Games for Linux

1. Rochard


Rochard is a fantastic Action-Adventure, Side-Scrolling Platform and Run and Gun video game set in a Sci-Fi environment. The game lets you be the main protagonist named as John Rochard, the very skilled and able Commander of the Astro Miners. Because of his special research, gun and leadership skills, a mega corporation known as Skyring Corporation approaches Rochard and hires him for an Asteroid Exploration and resource collection. Rochard accepts the task given to him by the Skyring Corporation, gathers up his team and reaches to the Asteroid. While on Asteroid, John Rochard along with his whole team gets abducted and upon waking up, finds himself tied, and jailed in a strange big ancient Structure underneath the surface of the Asteroid. This is where you get into the play. Your task is to get into the character of John Rochard, Free yourself from the restrains, look for your team and find out who attacked you. Once you have your team freed and you have enough knowledge of the attacking Space Pirates, attack them back, defeat the bandits and hordes of enemy Droids, destroy enemy weapons such as deadly turrets, tower mounts and warfare vehicles, reach to the command center, destroy it and leave the premises. With a number of fantastic weapons, action-packed game-play, cool visuals and an involving story, Rochard is a fantastic Action and Run and Gun video game to play.

2. Mark of the Ninja


Mark of the Ninja is a fast-paced Action-Adventure, Side-Scrolling, Platform and Sword fighting video game that lets you be a skilled Ninja who embarks on an epic journey to defeat the enemies who attacked on his DOJO. The story of the game kicks off with the protagonist sitting quietly in His DOJO when a strange force attacks, kills almost all of the fellow ninjas and leaves the protagonist half dead. Unable to move, the protagonist fades out and wakes up on the voice of a female Ninja named as Ora and tells him all about it. The protagonist gets up and goes on to avenge the attacking force. Your task in the game is to be the Ninja, develop and practice your unique stealth and platforming skills, get out in the open and start dropping the guards on the path. You must use your stealth abilities and remain out of the sight of the guard, travel in dark and prey on your targets. As it is mostly a stealth based game, so you must kill your targets silently, slash your way through heavy security areas, reach to your main target, kill the guard ninjas or destroy the machines, complete the objectives and complete the game. With all the stealthy nature, amazingly engaging game-play environment and brilliant visuals plus the sounds, Mark of the Ninja is an immersive game to enjoy.

3. Outland


Outland offers a wonderful combination of Action, Platforming, Run and Gun type Hack and Slash and Side Scrolling elements. Created by the popular developer Housemarque, Outland provides with a similar game-play and mechanics to the top notch games such as Rochard, Metal Slug 3, Treasure Ikaruga and Silhouette Mirage and mixes up Platforming elements with the beautifully designed Polarity System. The game allows you to be an unnamed protagonist who suffers from dementia and sees the bizarre dreams and visions from the far future and past. He tries hard to control his Dementia with drugs but fails and decides to meet a Shaman and the Shaman tells him all about it along with a story of two horrible ancient witches and a courageous hero who almost 30,000 years ago, gets to be able to put the Witches behind bars deep in the dungeons but fails to resurface and dies. The shaman tells the protagonist that he is the last descendent of that courageous hero and he holds his bloodline. The witches are out of prison and that is why he is having that bizarre dreams and dementia. The only way to cure himself is to defeat the witches and send them back to the dungeons. This is where you get into the play as a hero who is destined to defeat the cruelest witches and save the world. Your task is to simply stop the witches from destroying the villages, wield your sword, travel on platforms and defeat all the minions of the witches, go through a number of hard puzzles and riddles, reach down to the dark lair of the witches and defeat them in order to complete the game objectives. With a very interesting story, beautifully designed and created visuals and a totally immersive game-play, Outland is a fantastic game to play and enjoy.

4. GunLord


GunLord is a Hardcore Action and Thrill filled Side-Scrolling Run and Gun and Platform video game developed by NG: Dev Team that offers nine main game modes and stages, thrilling and quite action-packed game-play along with 40 equally equipped enemy characters, amazingly insane and epic boss encounters and a well-written story-line. The game lest you be the main protagonist, explore the world, interact with NPCs and objects, embark on epic journeys, quests and adventures, go against a number of different types of enemies, defeat the bosses and loot the resources and earn points to buy upgrades and unique power-ups. GunLord allows you to use 7 different types of weapons such as Bounce Blaster, Nuclear Wheel Bombs, Snake Beams, Spread Shot, Power Shot, Phoenix and Super Wave etc. encounter your enemies and defeat the by cracking up on them hard. With a very action-oriented game-play, beautiful 16-bit visuals and sounds and a marvelous game setting, GunLord offers a Very Turrican game series like game-play and mechanics. Try it out and you’ll definitely love it.

5. Mercenary Kings


Mercenary Kings is a wonderful combination of Action-packed Side-Scrolling Run and Gun and Platforming video game by Tribute Games. The game is available on multiple platform such as Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and Steam. The game offers a very Metal Slug like environment, mechanics and game-play and allows you to walk, jump and blaze your way through hordes of enemy forces and bosses, interact with and craft a number of objects, weapons and armor, complete a number of different game objectives such as rescue the hostages, defeat the enemy bosses and special units etc. and enjoy immersing yourself into an epic game-play experience ever. With beautifully created Old School visuals and combat system, a thrill filled game-play and all the wonderful things, Mercenary Kings is a fantastic Action, Run and Gun video game to play and enjoy.

6. Aztez


Aztez is a marvelous new Action, Side-Scrolling, Run and Gun style Brawler video game that takes you to the great Aztec Empire and lets you explore and maintain it by simply defending it against the enemies, building and resource collection. Set in the very start of the Aztec Empire in the Era of Mexica of Tenochtitlan Aztez offers brilliant and quite action-packed brawling aesthetics, it is your duty as an Aztez Warrior to repel all the brutal attacks by the enemies, beat them up good and enjoy immersing yourself into an epic game-play experience. Filled with unique challenges and new enemies on every step, Aztez lets you defeat the enemies by the use of a number of weapons such as Spears, Swords and Sticks, gather up armies of Aztec heroes, embark on legendary quests to destroy the enemies, eliminate the most drastic plagues, devastate your political and economic enemies, make mega alliances and protect your people and the Great Aztec Empire at any cost. With a brilliant setting, beautiful visuals and sounds, Great characters and fast-paced game-play, Aztez is one of the most engaging and quite addictive games to play and enjoy. Do try it out.

7. Shadow Complex Remastered


Shadow Complex Remastered is an Action-Adventure, Shooter, Puzzle-Platform, Sci-Fi and Single-player video game developed by Chair Entertainment and published by Epic Games. The Remastered pack of the game introduces lots of new features, upgrades, weapons, and missions, etc. which makes the game more interesting and enjoyable. The gameplay of the game is similar to its main installment in the player can take on the role of a protagonist who can explore the sci-fi game world and complete verity of the task in order to progress. The game world is full of powerful enemy creatures, and the player must have all the enemies in order to unlock a new mission. The game introduces a new world that offers more powerful enemies. Shadow Complex Remastered offers most prominent features such as unlock new achievements, new weapons, open-world design, power-ups, up to hundreds additional items and new modes, etc. The game offers quite stunning gameplay, improved visual and enhanced mechanics.

More About Contra

Contra is an Action, Side-Scrolling, Futuristic, Run and Gun, Platformer, Co-operative and Single player Shooting video game created and published by Konami. In the story of the game, the evil forces have set a base on the Galuga in order to conquer the world. The Contra Unit sent its 2 commandos named as Pfc. Bill Rizer and Pfc. Lance Bean to the Island to investigate and destroy the enemy forces and unearth the truth of the aliens. The game lets you choose your character to enter the world of the game. In the game, you have to fight with enemies and their bosses in order to save the Island. Your character is wields with a gun and can fire and jump. The game features various environment and allows you to explore it. You can upgrade your weapons and power-ups during the game. With the well-written story, stunning visuals, and the best mechanics, Contra is a wonderful game to play and enjoy. Try it out.

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