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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.

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Contra 4 Nintendo DS The hero is delivered via helicopter.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Main menu. Gotta love the cheesy/lovely mode descriptions.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Intro shot 4. With a team so diverse, the only member missing is a guy in a wheelchair.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Fighting a miniboss of sorts

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Alternate Titles

  • "魂斗įž… Dual Spirits" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jan 09, 2008 A+ 100
Gaming since 198x Feb 17, 2009 5 out of 5 100
Game Vortex 2007 95 out of 100 95
GamingExcellence Jan 07, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 8.75 out of 10 88
Nintendojo Dec 04, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
ZTGameDomain 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Modojo Nov 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Deeko Dec 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Contra 4 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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 (4681) added Contra 4 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007