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.
I've always enjoyed the Contra games but I expected this one to be a new experience and It wasn't. You will shoot through the same locales that you have in previous titles and fire the same weapons (some enhanced). You better make sure to keep good weapons safe because the default rifle sucks compared to anything else and almost makes some scenarios a lot harder. The 3D elements felt like they were crowbarred in and cheap especially in the tunnel levels. With that said it's still old school fun and if you are a die hard fan you will probably have a lot of fun while experiencing some deja vu. The use of both screens doesn't help or hurt things it's just a different aspect ratio. It does enough to be a Contra game but nothing to evolve the franchise. A lot of 2D shooters have learned from Contra too bad Contra couldn't do the same.