DescriptionContra 4 for the Nintendo DS is a direct sequel to 1994 SNES Contra III: Alien Wars. Two years after the defeat of Red Falcon - the first wave of the alien colonization fleet, the main invading force Black Viper approaches Earth. The heroes of the original Contra series - Billy Rizer and Lance Bean as well as two newcomers - Mad Dog and Scorpion are now humanity's last line of defense against total annihilation.
This installment of the long-running series adds dual screen gameplay, enabling the player a wider view, and a 2-player co-op mode via local Wi-Fi connection. Each player is now given two weapon slots which can be filled with any one of the game's many weapon power-ups and switched at will with a press of a shoulder button. The game features nine levels set in such classic Contra locations as Jungle, Waterfall and a pseudo-3D Base. As a bonus, the cartridge contains an illustrated history of Contra, as well as the Contra and Super C original NES games.
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- "魂斗羅 Dual Spirits" -- Japanese spelling
- "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title
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|Game Vortex||2007||95 out of 100||95|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jan, 2008||9.25 out of 10||92|
|Nintendo Life||Jan 15, 2008||90|
|Gemakei (formerly Zentendo)||Dec 29, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|GameZone||Dec 07, 2007||8.9 out of 10||89|
|411mania.com||Dec 27, 2007||8.7 out of 10||87|
|Game Revolution||Feb 12, 2008||B+||83|
|Gamer 2.0||Nov 30, 2007||8.3 out of 10||83|
|Blend Games||Nov 17, 2007||80|
|Kombo.com||Dec 04, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
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1001 Video GamesContra 4 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2007 – #7 Nintendo DS Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Contra Encyclopedia (Fan site dedicated to the official games in the Contra series. All versions of each game are covered. Information includes release dates, detailed game descriptions, regional differences, lots of trivia and interesting information about the games' developmental stages. There is also plenty of screenshots, links and additional resources)
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