Not an American user?


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.


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 Intro shot 2. Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... GONNA EAT US ALL!
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Fighting a submarine miniboss. You'll be pretty screwed if you don't have the right weapons for this one.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Level 2 starts out in a lab. Watch out for mutants dropping from the upper screen.

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jan 09, 2008 A+ 100
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92 Jul 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Dec 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Dec 27, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamer 2.0 Nov 30, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83 Mar 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Blend Games Nov 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Modojo Nov 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Nov 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80


There are currently no topics for this game.


1001 Video Games

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


  • 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