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Contra: Legacy of War

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The first Contra game for the 32-bit consoles and released exactly 10 years after the first Contra.

Unlike the original Contra and follow-ups, this is an overhead-view 2D shooter (with 3D graphics) that plays more like a side-scrolling Commando or Mercs.

The graphics are truly 3D; an option allows you to view them as red/blue images, and some packages of Contra: LoW come with 3D glasses to garner full enjoyment of the feature.

Hidden within the game – accessible on a certain level and through a secret code – are a mini-version of Gyruss and a Pac-Man-like game called Pactank.


Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn The main menu. Not shown - this game features a rather useless "3D mode" that presents the you with Contra in the eye-strain-o-vision.
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn Auto-scrolling fight with a scorpion
Contra: Legacy of War PlayStation Main menu
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn Another mid-boss. This one has a predictable yet annoying attack pattern.

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Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 78 out of 100 78
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
Electric Playground PlayStation Mar 28, 1997 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 23, 1996 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Target PlayStation Dec 05, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 C 50
Edge PlayStation Jan, 1997 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Mar 08, 2011 D+ 33


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  • The Contra Headquarters (A hosted fan "shrine" site devoted to all the games of the Contra series, including the PlayStation game Contra: Legacy of War. Content includes game info/descriptions, plot summaries, various kinds of media (images, MP3s, etc.) and links to other Contra-related sites. )
  • Wikipedia: Contra: Legacy of War (Information about Contra: Legacy of War at Wikipedia)
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