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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 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 Fighting a miniboss of sorts
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Homing missile powerup is quite possibly one of the best weapons in the game.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Before facing the boss, the player is obligated to dispatch a bunch of humanoid goons.

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Gaming since 198x Feb 17, 2009 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic Jan 09, 2008 A+ 100
GameZone Dec 07, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamer 2.0 Nov 30, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Lawrence Jan 16, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Modojo Nov 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Critics Aug 20, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Deeko Dec 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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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 (4723) added Contra 4 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007