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Above Average

It's Everything You Knew About Contra

posted by CHAIN5AW (PLEASANTON, CA) Feb 6, 2008

Member since Nov 2005

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.

have fun standing on rocket thrusters :p

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Very Good

Contra 4 Review 8/10

posted by Strongy (MARIETTA, GA) Dec 10, 2007

Member since Dec 2007

I must this game is freaking awesome. I love contra in 2d. If are new to contra you will be frustrated when you start off because you will die a lot. This game brings back what hard mode really means, HARD. The replay value of this game is great. You can this game forever if you wanted. They use both screens. If you hardcore player or contra fan you must buy this game.

Gameplay: 9/10 (VERY HARD)

Design/Style: 8/10

Replay Value: 8/10

Graphics: 7/10

TOTAL: 8/10

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Above Average

Old School is New Again

posted by DocMac100 (NASHVILLE, TN) Dec 6, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

For those who played back in the day this is a good game. There is a very good use of both screens, but in the end it's a side scrolling shooter.

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