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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 Another intro shot - this time featuring a spectacular explosion.
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn A level 1 loading screen. You'll see this quite a bit.
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn Character select - not that it matters who you choose - they all look equally doofy, and play exactly the same.
Contra: Legacy of War SEGA Saturn Fighting some sort of a flame-thrower-bot-thing.

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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 (18347) added Contra: Legacy of War (SEGA Saturn) on Nov 10, 2006
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