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Contra: Legacy of War (SEGA Saturn)

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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.

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Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn This is a very short stage where your player is in freefall, while fighting some sort of a large master-cylinder-looking robot.
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn First level boss. Your biggest worry here is the camera position which fails to show all the enemies behind you.
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn Trapped inside the villain's brain, the player is forced to do some wholly impossible platform-jumping.
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn Battling a "virtual reality" tank.

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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)
  • 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)
Terok Nor (18734) added Contra: Legacy of War (SEGA Saturn) on Nov 10, 2006
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