Contra and Castlevania are two of Konami's biggest "serious" side scrolling platform franchises. They reference each other from time to time and are sometimes bundled together side by side.
Contra: Hard CorpsEdit
Contra: Hard Corps (1994) for the Sega Genesis features an enemy who is similar to Simon Belmont. The theme Vampire Killer (song) is played in the background.
Castlevania cameo in Contra Hard Corps(00:44)
Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & ContraEdit
Three Castlevania and two Contra games were bundled together for the PC in Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra.
- See also Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra
Brady packages its Contra Advanced strategy guide with its Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance guide.
Arthroverta and Kimkoh BossesEdit
The Arthroverta boss in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is a homage to the Kimkoh enemy found in the Contra series.
Kimkoh enemy from Super C for NES
Kimkoh enemy from Contra 3 for SNES
Kimkoh enemy from Contra: Hard Corps for Genesis
Kimkoh enemy from Contra: Shattered Soldier
Kimkoh enemy from Neo Contra
Kimkoh enemy from Contra: Rebirth
Kimkoh from Contra: The Alien Wars on Gameboy
Kimkoh from Contra Spirits on NES
Kimkoh from Contra PX on Gamegear
Arthroverta from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
The second game in Konami's "ReBirth" series made for WiiWare. It was later followed up with Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth.