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Contra -ReBirth- follows on the heels of other contemporary Konami titles that revisit classic series, such as Contra 4 and Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth with a throw-back to the original styling. ReBirth is much like Contra 4 as it follows on the heels of the SNES classic, Contra III: The Alien Wars. It returns to the franchise's classic sprite-based side-scrolling gameplay, featuring intense boss battles and rampant run-n-gun action throughout. It is the twelfth main game in the series.

The game takes place in 1973 where a force known as the Neo-Salamander Force has travelled from 2633 in order to destroy the Contra force and Earth's defenses preemptively. Series mainstay Bill Rizer and Genbei Yagyu of the Contra force are deployed back in time to stop the Neo-Salamander Force. Two other playable characters are also available when certain conditions are met in the game and they are: Browny (a robot), and Pliskin (a lizard-like alien).

Besides the graphical style from Contra III, the most obvious other influence is the inclusion of the dual-weapon system originally introduced in the SNES incarnation. The Spreadgun, Homing gun, and Laser all make a return as well. However, the weapon upgrade system from Contra 4 is absent (picking up the same weapon a second time would double its power and graphical flair). The game also features a two-player co-op option like the original titles in the series.


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Alternate Titles

  • "魂斗羅ReBirth" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Sep 11, 2009 4.5 out of 5 90
Retro Gamer Sep 10, 2009 86 out of 100 86
IGN Sep 09, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
That Gaming Site Oct 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Oct 08, 2009 71 out of 100 71
Gamereactor (Sweden) Sep 08, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Lens of Truth Sep 28, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Oldies Rising Sep 17, 2012 14 out of 20 70
1UP Sep 15, 2009 B- 67 Jun 20, 2011 5 out of 10 50


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New Group for ReBirth Series 1 nelsonPumphandle (26)
Apr 05, 2011


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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)
  • Wikipedia: Contra -ReBirth- (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
ResidentHazard (3565) added Contra ReBirth (Wii) on Jan 23, 2011