After so many years I'm happy to finally be able to play a game that truly resembles the old contra games. It's challenging, 2-d and it's action pack much like contra III was back in the SNES. It also fully uses the 2 screens something that most games on the DS rarely use which is nice to see. Although the 2 screens can get confusing at first beacuse its difficult to judge the bullets and soldiers crossing between the screens you get use to it after a while. I recommened this game to anybody that enjoy the contra games back in the late 80's and early 90's this game really does justice to the legacy that was contra back then.
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When I was a kid, I played contra on the NES like it was a religion. It was without a doubt my favorite game. After the series went 3-d it took a dive for the worse. Now that Contra 4 is out do we finally have another good game or a bad one? Here's my thoughts
Pros- - This game is every bit old school contra. In fact a lot of the level design pays tribute to the old ones such as Contra, Super C and Alien Wars on the SNES. - Game is packed with extras. From a challenge mode to box art and even the original Contra and Super C for the NES. Every contra fan can appreciate that. - The graphics are very stylized and fit well into the contra universe. Also the game works very well with the duel screens. - The laser is actually useful. - The game is seriously challenging. It is no pushover.
Cons - - Game is HARD. While a challenge is a nice thing, sometimes it can be overwhelming even on the normal difficulty - Sometimes it can be easy to loose track of enemy fire when it passes from the top to the bottom (or vise versa ) screens. - Sometimes you just don't have a way to prevent yourself from dying. Gunfire can sometimes trap you. - Your directional fire is very limited, can be hard to hit enemies sometimes.
Really contra is a love or hate game. It is very tough and casual players probably wont get much out of it. But if your a contra fan there is no reason you should not have this for your DS. It is that simple. I definately suggest a rental