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Probotector (aka Operation C)

original title: Operation C


Censored GameBoy Version
Region: Europe

Uncensored GameBoy Version
Region: USA

Release: Oct 02, 2011 - Author: Martin Tsang - Translator: DaxRider123
Besides the "Metal Slug"-series programmed by SNK, the "Contra"-series is one of the best 2D shooter series ever made. In Europe the series is known under a different name: "Probotector". If the censorship of the European versions wouldn't be annoying enough, the choice of the new name is quite confusing, especially because not one, but THREE games of the "Contra"-series ("Contra" on the NES, "Operation C" on Game Boy and "Contra: Hard Corps" on Sega's Mega Drive) were simply called "Probotector" in Europe, even though the games were completely different. Only from the Playstation game "Contra: Legacy of War" onwards European gamers were finally able to play uncensored games of the series - all later games were no longer altered/censored.
Altered Title Screen
The original game is called "Operation C" while the European version has the alternate title "Probotector":

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Altered Characters
Both the playable characters as well as the enemies were exchanged with robots:

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