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Contra 4 (Nintendo DS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Contra 4 Nintendo DS Fighting the level 1 boss... looking exactly like the boss from the original arcade game.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Level 2 starts out in a lab. Watch out for mutants dropping from the upper screen.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Homing missile powerup is quite possibly one of the best weapons in the game.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Just when you thought the stage should be about over, a giant rocket pops out of the ground, and scaffolding gets pushed from off-screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Nov 24, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Game Vortex 2007 95 out of 100 95
Hooked Gamers Jan 09, 2008 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Nov 19, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Dec 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend 2007 535 out of 600 89
GameSpot Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Blend Games Nov 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Deeko Dec 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #7 Nintendo DS Game of the Year

DarkFalzX (4757) added Contra 4 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007