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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 Level 2 starts out in a lab. Watch out for mutants dropping from the upper screen.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Shooting up level 1.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS The hero is delivered via helicopter.
Contra 4 Nintendo DS Main menu. Gotta love the cheesy/lovely mode descriptions.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Gaming since 198x Feb 17, 2009 5 out of 5 100
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Skizo.org Jan 06, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Jan 15, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Portable Review Mar 19, 2008 35 out of 40 88
Nintendojo Dec 04, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Video Games Daily Apr 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Kombo.com Dec 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Dec 08, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75

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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 (4750) added Contra 4 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007