Contra: Hard Corps Hit Points Restoration Hack

Contra Hard Corps Hit Points Restoration Hack is a patch designed to bring back previous gameplay functionality removed from the US release of the game Contra: Hard Corps released by Konami for Sega Megadrive in 1994


New Game Features

This game has the following new features

  • Characters now have three hit points
  • Restored Cheat Codes
  • Max 10 Lives Via Options
  • Debug Level Available

Game Description

Below is a youtube video of Contra Hard Corps Hit Points Restoration Hack

YouTube video

This is a restoration project for Contra: Hard Corps which recovers lost functionality that was present in all version of the game before it was released in the North America. It is unclear why these features were removed in the first place but their return to the game certainly only makes it more enjoyable.

Players will enjoy increased survivability with three hit points and the ability to start the game with up to 10 extra lives at their disposal.

Reimplementation of cheat codes allows players access to the games Debug Level as well as useful cheats such as Level Select, 70 lives, and Unlock All Weapons.


The developers of this hack have also included the ability for the first and second player to choose the same character model. No more fighting over who gets to play the coolest character.


Title Screen

The title screen has been slightly changed from the original game as you can see below

Contra: Hard Corps Title Screen








If you wish to play this game you can download the Contra: Hard Corps Hit Points Restoration Hack Rom fromĀ here


So is this game worth a try? Seeing as there does not seem to be any good reason for these features to have been removed from the North American release in the first place, this Restoration Hack stands proud as the superior version of the game. Highly recommended for old fans and anyone who missed out on this gem.

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