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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 Level 2 starts out in a lab. Watch out for mutants dropping from the upper screen.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Fighting the level 1 boss... looking exactly like the boss from the original arcade game.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Main menu. Gotta love the cheesy/lovely mode descriptions.

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport Nov 19, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamingExcellence Jan 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Dec 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Daily Game Dec 20, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Feb 12, 2008 B+ 83
GameSpot Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Lawrence Jan 16, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Kombo.com Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Aug 20, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
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

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