Contra 4 (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Contra 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.

Screenshots

Contra 4 Nintendo DS Just when you thought the stage should be about over, a giant rocket pops out of the ground, and scaffolding gets pushed from off-screen.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Fighting a miniboss of sorts
Contra 4 Nintendo DS This short scene is as annoying as it is pretty. It stands between you and the action, and every time you restart the game (and it will happen often) - you have to watch it.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS This is as close to a 3D stage as you will ever get in Contra 4

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jan 09, 2008 A+ 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Jul 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Nov 19, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central 2007 4.3 out of 5 86
4Players.de Jan 16, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Kombo.com Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
EL33TONLINE Jul 25, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Aug 20, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
UOL Jogos Dec 05, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Contra 4 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 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)
DarkFalzX (4687) added Contra 4 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007