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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 May I remind you that all your base are in fact belong to us?
Contra 4 Nintendo DS This boss might initially appear tough, but once you figure out his pattern - he's a pushover. Just don't get greedy.
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 Homing missile powerup is quite possibly one of the best weapons in the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jan 09, 2008 A+ 100
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
GameSpy Nov 21, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Jul 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Nov 27, 2007 4.5 out of 5 90
Worth Playing Jan 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 8.75 out of 10 88
Modojo Nov 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games Daily Apr 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Dec 08, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #7 Nintendo DS Game of the Year

DarkFalzX (4757) added Contra 4 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007