Contra and Castlevania are two of Konami's biggest side scrolling platform franchises. They reference each other from time to time, and are sometimes bundled together side by side.
Game specific informationEdit
Contra: Hard Corps (1994) for the Sega Genesis features a sub-boss called Simondo Belmont, who looks and behaves similar to Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series. The theme "SIMON 1994RD" is played in the background, it is a remix of Vampire Killer.
Castlevania cameo in Contra Hard Corps
Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra is a compilation of five classic NES Konami games ported for the PC. Three are from the Castlevania series and two from Contra.
The games included are:
- Main article: BradyGames Konami Game Boy Advance Combo Official Strategy Guide.
BradyGames packaged its Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX strategy guide with its Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance guide.
The second game in Konami's "ReBirth" series made for WiiWare. It was later followed up with Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth.
Arthroverta and KimkohEdit
Arthroverta from Order of Ecclesia, is an homage to Kimkoh, a boss found in many games throughout the Contra series.
Arthroverta and Kimkoh
Kimkoh from Contra PX (homebrew)