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 This is as close to a 3D stage as you will ever get in Contra 4
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Blowing up more stuff in level 1.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Homing missile powerup is quite possibly one of the best weapons in the game.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Level 2 starts out in a lab. Watch out for mutants dropping from the upper screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Dual Spirits" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Gaming since 198x Feb 17, 2009 5 out of 5 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Jul 23, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Dec 07, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Jan 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Kombo.com Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Dec 08, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP Nov 15, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
UOL Jogos Dec 05, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Deeko Dec 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 10, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Awards

  • 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 (4687) added Contra 4 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007