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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 Fighting the level 1 boss... looking exactly like the boss from the original arcade game.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Fighting a miniboss of sorts
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Now, get ready for the game to abruptly stop babying you... and start kicking you in the face.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Oh, crap! You just know that what's coming up next will drastically deplete your 1-up supply.

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jan 09, 2008 A+ 100
Game industry News (GiN) 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Shark Dec 18, 2007 A- 91
GamingExcellence Jan 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Nintendojo Dec 04, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) 2007 B+ 83
GameSpot Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Dec 05, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 10, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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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